Monday, February 08, 2010

Chocolate Cheerios Gift Pack Giveaway

Chocolate Chip cookies, chocolate cake, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hot chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate..... Do I have your attention??

The word CHOCOLATE by itself gets my attention with out fail.  I admit that I am addicted.  I can use the excuse that I need chocolate for any number of reasons but really I just need chocolate for no reason at all.  My kids have the same addiction love for chocolate. I hope that doesn't make me a bad mom?

So you can imagine the excitement in my house when I was offered a Chocolate Cheerios gift pack from Cheerios through My Blog Spark.  I didn't know Chocolate Cheerios existed.  Right away I accepted the offer .... and then the wait began.  My kids checked the front porch daily to see if the package had arrived.  Finally (it really wasn't very long but you know how time goes when you're anxiously waiting for something) it was here.

The box contained a full size box of New Chocolate Cheerios, a brown cereal bowl (very much like the bowls already in my cabinet) and a set of various chocolate scented soaps and bath crystals.

As a side note:  The contents were well packed with bubble wrap, the kind with the big bubbles.  My hubby who's office is in our basement came upstairs quickly as he heard the loud pop, pop, pop!  He had no idea what the noise was until he found Dylan, our 5 year old, grinning from ear to ear as he jumped up and down on the bubble paper.  Ahh the little things!

I know for lots of people cereal is a common snack.  For whatever reason, it's not been common in our house.  So it didn't even occur to me to open the box for a taste.  The Chocolate Cheerios went into the pantry to be stored until the next days breakfast.  My three boys are beginning what I know will only get worse ... they're eatting like crazy.  The box of Chocolate Cheerios lasted 2 breakfasts of one bowl per boy and since they poured the bowls themselves they were pretty full bowls.  I had a bite from one of their bowls but wasn't fast enough to get a bowl for myself.

This box didn't last long enough for me to use in a snack recipe but I'm eager to try any one of these ideas:
Chocolate Cheerios® Marshmallow Hearts
Chocolate Hazelnut Marshmallow Balls
 
Strawberry-Chocolate Cheerios® Parfaits (I'm sure my family would like this one but I'm not a fan of yogurt. I wonder if the Strawberries & Chocolate Cheerios would help?)
 
I'm excited to tell you that Cheerios and My Blog Spark has offered to give one of my readers the same Cheerios Gift Pack that I got.  Yeah .... I get to give Chocolate to one of you!

There are 4 ways to enter to win.  Enter in more than one way to get more entries.
  1. Tell me what your family does to start the day off with a smile.
  2. Become a follower of Saving Bit and Pieces ~~~ Leave me a comment to let me know you're following.  Leave a comment if you're already a follower too (Thank You!!)
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 I'll announce the winner on Sunday Feb 14th.  How appropriate to have a chocolate winner on Valentine's Day!  Be sure to leave me your name if you comment anonymously.



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40 comments:

Sarah said...

To start the day off with a smile, my family sits down and eats a healthy breakfast, together.

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I am a follower on Twitter.

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I am an e mail subscriber.

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Jennifer S said...

We start the day off with snuggling in bed with each kid. Makes me have a smile every time :)

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I am a follower on fb.

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Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

We think of 5 things we're thankful for... it sets the tone of the day!

Anonymous said...

Hugs and kisses with the kiddos!

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I am an e-mail subscriber.

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Terrie said...

My husband and I pray together before he leaves for work. What a great way to start the day!

amber said...

I start the day off with a healthy breakfast.

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I'm a subscriber!
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Anonymous said...

We start our day putting legos together and then we eat breakfast as a family beofre my husband goes off to work.

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Heyannienet said...

I start the morning of with a good morning song on my alarm, go down stairs to my puppy Buddy who can't wait till I snuggle with him. After he goes outside I pour my self a bowl of cereal and check on my status on the computer. I then get ready for the long walk with friends or some days I have to get ready to go to work. Simple mornings at this house

a boy a girl and a pug said...

we pray together!

Christine said...

This sounds horrible but my family isn't usually smiley in the AM. They usually need about a half hour of movement before they start smiling.


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Julie said...

I make breakfast for my husband

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Julie said...

follow through GFC as jelaws5

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katy said...

Follow with Google Connect.

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Email subscriber.

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katy said...

We have breakfast together.

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libby said...

I make my girls breakfast every morning and talk about our day ahead! Then before they get out of their seats I get a kiss!!!

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Email!!!

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I am a follower!!!

Cynthia said...

Our family starts off w/a great breakfast of eggs, bacon, and fruit or oatmeal/cereal and fruit. The most important staple is: coffee. We would probably eat chocolate for breakfast too. Isn't that a food group?!

Cynthia said...

I receive your emails!

lynn cook said...

we always have a family breakfast together then no matter what the rest of the day brings and sometimes it's alot at least we had one good meal together.
and like you i am a chocolate addict.


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lynn cook said...

i follow on twitter under lynnc50

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Jay said...

We cuddle and then go eat bfast together.
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Anonymous said...

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we eat breakfast together!

Rachel said...

A big glass of orange juice and a hug from my hubby start my day off with a smile!!

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Megan said...

I make sure we all get a good breakfast.

Megan said...

I'm a follower

Young in TX said...

A morning kiss.

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Young in TX said...

A kiss starts our day off.


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Young in TX said...

I'm a new google reader follower.


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Inspirational Baby said...

I subscribe to your emails.

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Jan said...

Well, we start off our morning with a bowl of Cherrios of course! No really we do!! Honey Nut Rocks!!

Shy said...

Just became an email subscriber!

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