Thursday, June 10, 2010

General Mills and Costco Review and Giveaway

School is out (or almost out), and summer is in, which means trips to the park, days at the beach, and lots of hiking! And for all those fun trips, we need snacks to take with us. Preferably, they're individually wrapped (to make it easy for me), nutritious and delicious.

That is where Costco comes in! I love to stock up on the kids' favorite snacks there, normally for less than 1/2 the cost of the same item at the grocery store.

Recently I was offered the chance to receive a Costco Sunny Day Snacks prize pack, that contained a 48 ct box of Nature valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars, a 42 ct box of Simply Fruit Roll-Ups, and a $25 Costco gift card (to buy more!)


The Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix bars are nutty, flavorful, and chock full of delicious fruit. They're perfect to keep you going, especially while hiking!

The Simply Fruit Fruit Roll-Ups are tasty and are more than 90% Fruit Juice and Real Fruit. They also contain 1 serving of fruit in every roll and have only 50 calories. Oh, and my kids adore them! I don't normally keep fruit snacks or fruit roll-ups in the house because they're pure sugar, but these are much better and the kids see them as a huge treat!

Would you like to try these for yourself? MyBlogSpark and General Mills are going to provide one of my readers with the same prize pack I received (including the Costco-size packs of these snacks!)

The Giveaway

The winner will receive:

* 48 ct Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars
* 42 ct Simply Fruit Roll-Ups
* $25 Costco Gift Card

To Enter:

1. You MUST be a follower (and follow publicly)!
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me which healthy snack you plan to stock up on during your next trip to Costco. This must be done first or the other entries won't count!

You can get extra entries by doing any (or all) or the following and leaving a separate comment for each extra entry:

* Subscribe to this blog via Reader (on left sidebar)
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* Grab my button and put it on your blog (worth 2 entries, leave 2 comments)
* Favorite me on Technorati (button on left sidebar)
* Follow me on Twitter as sanity4sonya (button on left sidebar)
* Twitter the following: "Win a General Mills prize pack with $25 Costco card from Sanity is for those without children! http://bit.ly/doqoGU #giveaway @sanity4sonya" and leave me the Tweet link!
* Comment on another post on my blog, and let me know that you did.
* Blog about this giveaway (make sure that you link to this page) (worth 5 entries, leave 5 comments)

Please make sure if you have a Blogger profile that it is public! If you don't have your email publicly available on your Blogger profile, please leave your email in your comment. Winners will be notified by email so I have to have it!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary payment to write this posting.
I received the "Costco Sunny Day Snacks " prize pack from
General Mills and MyBlogSpark to sample and keep.
All of the opinions are strictly my own.


Giveaway is open to persons 18+, US only
Giveaway ends June 17 at 11:59pm PT

190 comments:

  1. I follow your blog publicly.

    I'd stock up on yogurt.

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  4. I'm a follower (rickpeggysmith)
    I'll be stocking up on trail mix, raisens, nuts. Thanks so much.
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  5. I'm a subscriber.
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  6. I'm following on Twitter (peg42)
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  8. I'm a follower and would like to stock up on yogurt. Our Costco is now getting Greek yogurt!

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  20. Already following via google-would stock up on fresh strawberries.
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  22. Hi there. I follow, and I would stock up on pretzels and yogurt. Thanks! :)

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  23. I'd get some fresh strawberries

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  24. I'd like to snack up on fruit, organic sorbet, and some granola bars. Thanks!!

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  25. I subscribe via Yahoo Reader RSS.

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  26. I follow on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

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  28. I ama follower in public.


    I would get yogurt, strawberries and granola and make a fresh parfait.

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  29. I plan to stock up on fresh fruit - apples, bananas, oranges.

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  30. Id stock up on the big California strawberries.Thanks for the chance.
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  31. I follow via Google Connect and I plan to stock up on bananas since my 2 yr old daughter is a banana addict :)

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  32. I subscribe via email

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  33. I subscribe via RSS Google Reader

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  34. I follow on Twitter @Pittsy82

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  36. Simply fruit roll ups
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  37. I'm a GFC follower
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  38. I would stock up on apples and granola bars.

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  39. I plan on buying a big bag of oranges next time I shop at Costcos!
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  40. I follow you on twitter as ptowngirl.
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  41. I'd snack up on fruit and carrots!

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  42. I follow your blog publicly. I plan to stock up on fresh fruit.
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  43. I love the tropical mix dried fruit at costco. The mangoes are so tasty! Thanks for the chance to win! (I'm a GFC follower, too!)

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  44. I'm following sanity4sonya on twitter (@amandapersists) Thanks!

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  45. I love to pick up the yogurt at Costco.

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  47. I plan to stock up on Go-gurt, the portable yogurt you can eat on the go. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  48. I follow and I'd stock up on granola bars! Thanks!

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  59. I will stockup on popcorn and I follow

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  60. follower.
    I love getting Kraft cheese packs at Costco!
    A great snack when you place cheese squares on a Ritz cracker.
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  64. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    We will be stocking up on Nature Valley Honey & Oats Granola Bars, yogurt cups and lots of fresh fruit.

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  68. Following publicly on google friend connect as kycouple2000.

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  69. They have these wonderful giant bags of almonds.

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  71. i'd stock up on raisins

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  72. I plan on stocking up on Walnuts!! YuM!

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  73. I follow with GFC.
    I plan on picking up lots of air pop popcorn. Healthy, delicious, and um... healthlicious... Great giveaway!

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  74. I follow and plan on stocking up on fruits and nuts. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  75. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect
    I plan on stocking up on fresh fruit and nuts

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  79. I follow and I'd stock up on baby carrots--the family loves 'em!

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  80. I'm a GFC follower, and I'll probably get fruit cups since we all love them!

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  81. The industrial size container of cashews!

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  82. We stock up on Dannon yogurt when we go to Costco. It's our fave summer snack.

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  91. Follower, I would stock up on fruits and cheeses, thanks!

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  92. 1. I'm a google follower
    2. My daughter loves apples so we like to stock up on apples whenever we go to Costco.

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  94. i follow on gfc. i plan on stocking up on fresh fruit!

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  96. I would stock up on ricecakes, I forget the flavor, but they are suprisingly delicious!

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  99. I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
    I would get Fruit Rolls Ups and Granols Bars and Fresh Fruit
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  109. I also follow(amyd)I would stock up on yogurt!

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  112. I'm following and would like to stock up on cashew nuts, we love those!

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  118. I plan to stock up on fresh fruit, so I can freeze it for the winter.

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  119. i plan to stock up on some soup.

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  120. I follow publicly (though GFC has been telling me recently that blog owners have blocked me...anyone else had that happen, and do you know how to fix it?). I would stock up on frozen fruit chunks. msurosey@yahoo.com

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  121. follow your blog

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  123. I follow, and we would stock up on veggies, and SunChips.



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  124. I follow, and i always stock up on rice krispie treats
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  127. I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
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  132. I follow and we stock up on apple, yogurt and fruit snacks

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  134. I follow and I plan to stock up on Trail Mix!

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  139. Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect

    I plan to stock up on dried fruit.

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  141. i am a follower and i would stock up on fresh fruit
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  142. Thanks for the giveaway... GFC follower: Brian E.

    We will stock up on yogurt, fresh berries, and various nuts / trail mix.

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  146. I'm following you publicly via google...and the next time I go to Costco I plan on stocking up on Veggie Crisps like usual!

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  150. I'll stock up on almonds. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  159. Follower... I will probably buy Skinny Cow and frozen berries to have with my yogurt!
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  160. follow you publicly and I plan to stock up on almonds

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  165. Public follower. I'd get fresh fruit, string cheese and popcorn. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  167. following you publicly on google friend connect as flashbackward.

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  170. We stock up on fresh fruit and almonds.

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