Friday, June 25, 2010

Because I've been gone. . .

Since I was gone for so long, and I'm still not quite back yet, I've been wanting to do a giveaway. But I was having trouble coming up with something I thought would be awesome. Plus, it's hot. I can't think too much when it's hot.

Thankfully, MyBlogSpark stepped up (again) and saved the day. Thanks to General Mills for providing this package and giveaway through MyBlogSpark!

As you all know, I'm cheap. But my problem is, I'm attracted to the nice and expensive things. That's a whole 'nuther story though. Contrary to what some may think, a nice way to save money is using warehouse clubs, like Costco. Yes, you have to pay a membership fee ($50 for 1year--that's the cheapest) but it's pretty good still!!

For example: A box of Oreos, with 10 sleeves in it (about the equivalent of 3-4 packages) runs around $6 at Costco. 3-4 boxes of Oreos, regular price at the grocery store will run you about $10 or more!!

And milk? About $3.50 for 2gallons. Now, you can just combine those two, and you practically have dinner ready! Well, if you're like Captain Jax that is. . .

Now on to the giveaway. . . .

Summer is here, and it is HOT. You need some snacks on hand that you can throw in the car, throw in the beach bag, your purse. Granola bars are perfect, and these Nature Valley granola bars are my favorite. I always buy a box when I go to costco and keep a ziplock bag full in my car. They're chewy and soft, which is the only way I like my granola bars.




And if you have young ones around, these fruit wraps are great! This is all K-girl asks for now. Everything comes individually wrapped too, which is even better.

BUT WAIT!! it gets better. MyBlogSpark and General Mills are done EVEN MORE to sweeten this giveaway for you.

A $25 giftcard to Costco. Don't worry, you do NOT need to have a Costco membership to use this card, it's like giving you a small trial of Costco. You can walk in and around the store, see what you like and pick up something for $25.

So here's the deal, if you want to enter this giveaway:

1 Entry-post a comment and let me know what your favorite summer-time snacks are. And if it's something awesome, post the recipe too!!

2nd Entry-follow this blog, and post a second comment, letting me know you follow (or if you already follow)

Easy as that! Giveaway will close on JULY 4th at NOON, mountain time.

42 comments:

  1. I love eating fruit in the summer - nice and light and cool.

    amy(dot)liz(dot)cunningham(at)gmail.com

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  2. I love Sonic Slushies, or any slushie really! SOOO TASTY!

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  3. I followed your blog! :)

    If you need my email it's lindseybabb111@gmail.com

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  4. Our recent favorite treat is Tangerine Pomegrante Sorbet (found at Winco) mixed with Sprite to make a sparkly slushy. So YUMMY and a perfect treat to cool off when it is hot outside.

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  5. I already follow your blog. I refer to it frequently :)

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  6. I love watermelon in the summer/ I also like to freeze yogurt cups and eat them. Healthy and yummy!

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  7. And I do already follow your blog!! I have used lots of recipes on it!

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  8. I too love watermelon - my kids and I eat one in a day!

    Nice to see you back! :)

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  9. I love fresh fruit with yogurt!

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm a follower

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  11. It's all about the summer fruits to snack on-watermelon, berries, peaches, etc.

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  12. Cold watermelon. Cut it all up at once and stick it in the fidge so you have a ready made snack.

    I follow you your blog.

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  13. Cool watermelon and Cherry Coke. :o)

    And I'm a follower.

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  14. I already follow your blog faithfully! :)

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  15. Summer treat: popsicles...the recipe is super easy...put kool-aid in popsicle tray, freeze, enjoy. My puppy really likes eating them also. Great way for anyone (dogs included) to cool off in the summer! :)

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  16. I love good fresh fruit in summer!

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  17. My favorite summer snack is fresh fruit smoothies - healthy and refreshing!

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  18. Otter pops! Our freezer is stocked with them over the summer.

    Thanks!

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  19. Just give me fruit and more fruit. How can a person go wrong.

    A day doesn't pass that I don't check your blog to see if you are back. If not, at least I can see what the others are doing.

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  20. I'm with the others. I absolutely love fruit in the summer. So many are in season and just yum! I like to mix it up a bit, though, and do melon ball baskets or purchase a bunch of fruit at once and then freeze it. On hot days, we just pull out frozen apples or strawberries and chow down.

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  21. And of course I follow your blog already or I probably wouldn't have ever seen this post. :)

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  22. I love ice cream of ALL kinds! Who am I kidding, though...I eat ice cream all year :)

    buckeyechik at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow your blog in my Good Reader. Love it!

    buckeyechik at gmail dot com

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  24. My favorite summer time treat is fresh peaches (preferably off the tree, but that doesn't happen until August. Also peeling them make the consistency a little better but I'm sure someone will tell you that you are losing all the valuable nutrients by peeling them), cut up in milk, with... (I know you are excited, and confused, "How could that get any better?" you say)










    SUGAR!!!
    Sprinkle on a little (or a lot) of sweet beautiful sugar. How could you go wrong with that?

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  25. Yes, I do follow your blog. It's the easiest way for me to find your other blogs, and I get to see AMAZING looking food. I need to cook some of these sometime.
    You do a good job of making a blog interesting though! I can't believe you keep this up with so much else going on.

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  26. great giveaway! would love to try costco out!

    my favorite summer snack is watermelon, yum!

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  27. I like to snack on cool melons, ice cream or apples & peanut butter in the summer time!
    Thanks so much for a chance, cool giveaway=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  28. I'm now following your blog=)
    Luvdaylilies

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  29. Great Blog....I don't have a favorite summer time snack, that I don't eat all year round, but I do love the yummy duch oven peach cobble my brother cooks each summer at our family reunion in Montana....and nice Ice cool water!!!

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  30. So many summer treats come to mind when I think about it. Of course, there is the kid's favorite homemade banana ice cream, the husband's favorite, strawberry shortcake (except the shortcake is actually a homemade pound cake), and my favorite treat is a Mojito....with fresh mint picked from our garden. Delish!!!

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  31. I have been following your blog on Google Reader for months now. Love it!!!

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  32. I love Otter Pops in the summer!

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  33. I now follow your blog! I'm excited for some new recipes!

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  34. Favorite summer recipe... delicious Carne Asada from the Mexican Market!

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  35. I already follow your blog :)

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  36. I also love all the yummy fresh fruit during the summer! We also love to use the grill in the summer because it tastes good, it keeps the house cool, and usually no clean up! We recently tried a new tinfoil dinner for us. We made our packets, put a chicken breast,pineapple ring, bell pepper ring, and 2 Tbsp of our favorite BBQ sauce, sealed everything up and cooked it. Very yummy!

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  37. I am learning all about this blog thing and will someday have mine put together as well. I do enjoy following yours, it gives me great (and cheap) ideas!

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  38. Favorite recipe this summer: anything cold and watery. Fruit, popsicles, slushies, etc.

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  39. Berries, berries, berries!!!

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  40. I love the food at City days fairs! So many yummy things to choose from.

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  41. I follow your blog and even tried at least one of your recipes.

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