Sam´s Club Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies

For the Independence Day holiday this year my husband and I welcomed his family and some friends over for dinner and movies. It was an awesome time hanging out and just relaxing at home.

Well mostly relaxing. We did spend a bit of time preparing the food. My husband was the grill master as always preparing some Bar B Que Chicken, Roasted Corn and of course Hamburgers. I was in the kitchen making some mean mashed potatoes, pork and beans and brownies.

Okay so I admit it, I didn’t actually bake brownies. Curiosity of My Blog Spark and Pillsbury I was provided with a gift pack and a gift card to Sam’s Club and was able to pick up a great holiday dessert for the family. With a taste as delicious and authentic as if you baked them at home, Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies are a blend of 3 types of cocoas with real chocolate syrup and milk chocolate chunks to make a delicious fudge brownie—they’re the perfect solution when you’re pressed for time like I was.

Along with my coupon for the brownie tray I also received a cake decorating kit to add personal flair to my brownies. While that process didn’t turn out as smoothly as I had hoped, it was fun trying.

Well everyone loves brownies but not everyone loves to bake so if you would like to win a brownie pack of your own we will provide you with a Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies gift pack that includes $25 Sam’s Club gift card to use to purchase the brownies, frosting, and a large container for transporting the brownies. Also, when purchasing Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies at Sam’s Club, you have the chance to support your local school with Box Tops for Education. Each package of Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies has 6 Bonus Box Tops that can be redeemed to earn cash for the K-8 school of your choice.

For a chance to win leave a comment below with the details of your favorite brownie recipe. Don’t like brownies, let me know your favorite holiday dessert. Please be sure to leave a valid email address just in case you are chosen as a winner so I can contact you.

A winner will be chosen on Saturday, July 17 using random.org. Good Luck!!!

General Mills Cereal Spark!

If you clicked on this post you are probably a cereal lover like me … I mean … have children that love cereal. Well I am here to share some quick fun facts about cereal today that will encourage your family breakfast time even more. General Mills provided me with  some free product information to share with you, and a  gift pack through MyBlogSpark.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.

Other cereal benefits:

  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.
  • More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Now you know I couldn’t spit out all these fact without backing it up with some goodies. Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

But even better. Enter now to win 2 free boxes of General Mills cereal now. All you have to do enter is:

1. Leave a comment below telling us what you or your child’s favorite General Mills cereal is and why.  (Mandatory Entry).

2. You can tweet about the contest for another entry then come back and leave another comment with your tweet link.

3. You can post this contest on facebook for another entry then come back again and leave another comment with your facebook status link.

4. Post a blog entry of your own about the benefits of eating breakfast and eating cereal, then come back and leave another comment with a link to your blog post.

The contest will end on Friday, January 15 and a winner will be chosen using Random.org on January 16. Please be sure to leave a valid email address so winner can be contacted.

Good Luck! Now I’m going to get myself some cereal and milk.

Yoplait Less Sugar (Contest)

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Are you searching for a snack for the kids that tastes good and is good for them? Yoplait Kids yogurt is the perfect solution with 25% less sugar than the leading kids´ yogurt. With its thick and creamy texture that will hug your little one´s spoon, you won´t have to worry about a sticky mess to clean up afterwards. It also contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors, so you can feel good about serving it to your kids.

As a part of MyBlogSpark and their partnership with Yoplait, I was provided with a pack of goods from Yoplait Kids. This fun prize pack included a coupon for a Yoplait Kids yogurt, a travel cooler (to take your yogurt on-the-go), a fun spoon that changes colors in warm water, a reusable place mat with games to keep the kids happy while snacking, and a fuzzy tangle puzzle for some after-snack fun.

Now my son is stll too young to enjoy yogurt so I had the opportunity to share my yogurt gift with a friend of mine @modernmami. Her daughter just happen to enjoy eating yogurt so it was a win win situation for us. After eating and enjoying the yogurt she very appropriately shared her 3 year old professional opinion. She liked the Dora & Diego choices. Fun, and she knows the characters very well. As for the yogurt itself she felt the texture was a little thick. She already eats and enjoys the adult yogurt which tends to be thinner. So eventually mom was asked to mix it up a little to make it a little thinner. Mom also noticed that the time it took to finish the container was significantly longer then when she eats the adult yogurt which could very well mean that she didn’t enjoy it as much. But she did eat all six yogurts eventually (of course not in one day) so that is a good sign.

If you haven’t had to opportunity share some fun yogurt with your children here is your chance. MyBlogSpark will send a Yoplait Kids package to one lucky winner. All you have to do is share one way that you make snack time fun for your kids and what is one of their favorite memories you have during snack time.

For extra entries you can also

  • Tweet about this contest and then leave another comment with a link to your tweet.
  • Discus this contest on your own blog, providing a link back to this page. Then come back and leave another comment with a link to your blog post.

Contest will end on Friday, December 11th and a winner chosen on Saturday, December 12th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your comment.)

*This coupon offer for a free six pack of Yoplait Kids yogurt is not valid in some states, including Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.

Yoplait's – YoPlus Get Healthy Gift Pack

CONTEST IS OVER AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED!!

A few weeks back I mentioned that I am participating in the Yoplait®pink lid challenge for breast cancer awareness. Since then I have grown to really enjoy eating yogurt … I never used to like it as a kid. Well lucky for me, others like yogurt also and want to know what people like me think of it. MyBlogSpark offered its members a chance to try some of the new YoPlus Digestive yogurt and to share with our readers what we thought.

When juggling a hectic schedule of everyday life, it may be difficult to find the time for foods that will help keep you feeling on track. But, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore with the help of YoPlus Light yogurt, a quick, healthy snack that also helps regulate your digestive system without compromising calorie intake or taste!

I was at first affraid that  it would have some weird taste to it but was surprised because it didn’t taste any different then their regular brand. The package they sent provided for 8 total yogurts. I had 4 and let my family members try the rest. We all really enjoyed it. I don’t think I had enough to really see the digestive benefits yet but I did feel quite lighter and refreshed after each.

With the help my MyBlogSpark I would like to provide you with the chance to try out YoPlus yourself. Along with receiving two free coupons for any flavor of the new YoPlus Light yogurt you will also receive the following items pictured below: a stylish sports bag, sports towel, and ear buds. (*Please note: These free coupons are not valid in Louisiana, Nevada and North Dakota.)

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To win your own Yoplus package you must:

1. Leave a comment below answering the following questions. How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle? What tips can you offer to maintain a balanced digestive system?

2. For extra entries you can also

  • Tweet about this contest and then leave another comment with a link to your tweet.
  • Discus this contest on your own blog, providing a link back to this page. Then come back and leave another comment with a link to your blog post.

Contest will end on Monday, November 30th and a winner chosen on Tuesday, December 1st. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your comment.)

If you are interested in trying it out now here is a link to a coupon to print and use right away. http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=qksjczx11366&bt=wi&o=57800&ci=1&c=GM&p=4XeBjIEi