Choffy - Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Congratulations to Debi9kids, IdahoJill, and Susanmeep. You have each won a sample of Choffy. Drink up!

I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my mid to late twenties. Possibly sometime around the time that I began having kids. I drank it at work to get myself through the day, but without the luxury of flavored creamers , I improvised by adding half a pack of sugar free cocoa mix to my cup of coffee. Mmmm caffeine, but oh so chocolatey. If only there was coffee that was just naturally more chocolatey. Recently, a fellow PSMM blogger, introduced me to Choffy.
 
CHOFFY is brewed chocolate. It is made from the finest organic cac√£o beans, roasted and ground for a rich full flavored drink. While it brews like coffee and supplies you with long lasting energy, Choffy promotes whole body wellness without the negative effects found in other drinks. Naturally loaded with antioxidants and a taste that will make you wonder how you ever did without it, Choffy is poised to make a dramatic entrance into your routine

I received a sample of Choffy beans to brew as well as the most "spectacular, scrumptious, to-die-for, I-might-possibly-kill-for" truffle infused with Choffy. Let me preface by adding that generally, I am NOT a desserty type person. I can easily say no to chocolates. I can assure you I would never say no to a Choffy Truffle.

Weeks later, I finally pulled out my Keurig adapter so that I could pour the Choffy beans right into my Keurig brewer. I was so happy to note the exact same rich taste as the truffle. Choffy is unsweetened so you add sweetener and cream to taste. I used two packets of splenda and skim milk. I’d probably use 1 packet of sweetener next time. I noticed the color of the Choffy was more milk colored than chocolately looking, but the rich chocolate taste was definitely present. I would bet that brewing a whole pot of Choffy as opposed to one cup would likely darken the appearance as well.



I’d definitely buy more Choffy and I guarantee the truffles would satisfy any chocolate lover. I felt great after I drank it (which is saying a lot since I was on my way to bring my kids to a crazy bouncy place by myself). You can check out the various Choffy products and place an order to try it yourself at www.drinkchoffy.com/smile
AND
Enter for a chance to win one of three Choffy samples
(enough to brew 1 pot of Choffy):


*1 comment = 1 entry. Go to town - enter as many times as you'd like
*5 more entries for followers of this review site.

*Feel free to tweet this giveaway as much as you'd like for extra entries. Tweet must include @JulieBouf and a link to this post.

If you have a non-reply google account or don't have a google account - include some way for me to contact you in your comment (e-mail address, twitter handle, etc...if I don't already know you personally).Please leave a separate comment for each entry type.

This giveaway will close on January 22, 2011(11:59pm).

Winners will be selected randomly by Random.org.

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Merry Christmas from Dunkin' Donuts and The Other Boufs

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Congratulations to our winner, Ashley, selected randomly via random.org (1-25>3).
 
Dunkin Donuts knows how to celebrate the holidays! Each Wednesday night, after gymnastics, my 5yo loves to stop in at Dunkin Donuts to pick a holiday/seasonally themed donut...(or strawberry frosted as a last resort). They had a fun promotion for Halloween and are coming through again just in time for Christmas.

Coffee tends to be a gift of choice in the extended Bouf family and I also love to treat our kids' teachers and coaches with giftcards. To help brighten the holidays, Dunkin Donuts is providing one of our readers two “10 for $10” coupons books (10 medium hot coffee’s for $10),  one 1 lb. of Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee, and two of the in-demand Dunkin’ Donuts winter fleece hats that made their debut at this year’s NY ING Marathon. The coupons hold no expiration date.


The coupon books are valued at $30 retail price and they hit participating stores on November 29th, 2010, and are only available while supplies last...so hurry in to pick some up. They make for great stocking stuffers and holiday gifts. Dunkin’ Donuts is also promoting their “4 for $19.99” packaged coffee deal in stores, and with this giveaway a lucky reader will get to sample the great taste of Dunkin’ Donuts at home with 1 lb. of their own.

Enter for a chance to win the Dunkin's Donuts Holiday Giveaway (2 "10 for $10 coupon books"-no expiration, 1lb. of packaged coffee and 2 winter fleece hats):

*1 comment
Publish Post
= 1 entry. Go to town - enter as many times as you'd like

*5 more entries for followers of this review site.

*Feel free to tweet this giveaway as much as you'd like for extra entries. Tweet must include @JulieBouf and a link to this post.


If you have a non-reply google account or don't have a google account - include some way for me to contact you in your comment (e-mail address, twitter handle, etc...if I don't already know you personally).Please leave a separate comment for each entry type.


This giveaway will close on December 24, 2010 (11:59pm). 
Winner will be selected randomly by Santa.

I received nothing for hosting this giveaway except a craving for a mocha latte and visions of  red and green frosted donuts dancing in my head.

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Chex Mix - Prize Package Giveaway

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Congratulations to our winner, Cheryl F., selected randomly via random.org (1-15>9).

 Once upon a time, right out of college, I lived in North Jersey with my BFF -  My BFF that I had known since Kindergarten... but she had been holding out on me. She waited 17 years to enlighten me on the existence of Chex Party Mix. She whipped it up one day and I've been a fan ever since. We regularly buy the bagged Chex Mix, but it's just not the same as baking it homemade.

Years later, I had another earth shattering experience (yes, I talk about food this way). At my sister-in-law's for a visit, she shared a concoction with me that I assumed was a secret family recipe. It was made lovingly by my niece with chocolate and peanut butter, something crunchy in the middle, and sprinkled with confectioner sugar. Myum, yum, yum. Wouldn't you know, I just found a recipe that is strikingly similar on the side of a new box of Rice Chex cereal?

For decades, savvy home cooks have been using crunchy Chex® cereal as the starting point for their family-favorite party mix recipes. Many Chex® Party Mix recipes can be made in the microwave in just 15 minutes and call for ingredients you already have in your pantry. From holiday gatherings to impromptu get-togethers, Chex® Party Mix provides a snack idea that will impress your guests in no time.

Whether you’re looking for sweet or salty, Chex
® Party Mix has something to offer every taste bud, making it the perfect go-to snack for entertaining this holiday season. Four gluten-free varieties of Chex cereal help ensure that even party guests with gluten restrictions can enjoy Chex® Party Mix recipes like the NEW Chex Lemon Buddies! Remember Multi-Bran and Wheat Chex are not gluten-free.

Visit your local Walmart to find free recipe cards for Chex Lemon Buddies as well as the new Chex Apple Pie Snack Mix and Tex Chex
® Party Mix recipes! The blend of flavors in the new homemade mixes will help you create irresistible new favorites and wow your crowd! 

GIVEAWAY:
1 winner will receive a prize package that includes 1 box of Rice Chex cereal, a plastic measuring cup set, and a canvas Chex Mix Tote Bag.

Giveaway will close at 11:59pm on 12/17/10.

To enter:

Required Entry
Leave me a comment sharing your favorite Chex Mix recipe, what new recipe would you most like to try, or your favorite Chex Mix memory/family tradition.

Optional Additional Entries
1) 5 entries for followers of this blog

2) Leave a relevant comment on any post at my main blog The Other Boufs. (1 comment per post)

3) Tweet this giveaway. Include my handle @JulieBouf, a link to this post and #myblogspark

*Disclosure: Product information and Giveaway were provided by General Mills via MyBlogSpark.com

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PictureItPostage Review, Coupon and CASH giveaway

Sunday, November 21, 2010

When I had children I became a narcissist. I probably was before then. But with children, the casual Christmas card (maybe I will/maybe I won't) mentality metamorphosized into a unique opportunity to blast the cuteness of my kids to 60+ of my closest friends and family. And to share Christmas joy, of course.

For five years, I've printed or ordered my custom cards. I've printed my own address labels and headed to the post office for sheets of holiday stamps.

But this year, The Motherhood and PictureItPostage whispered into my ear..."Create it and they will come...." So, with their encouragement and sponsorship I headed over to PictureItPostage.com. and I'm now patiently waiting for my personalized stamps to be sent straight to my mailbox.

My picture uploaded to the site in seconds. I had already jazzed up one of my recent vacation pictures, but the site also includes some basic editing software in case you need to make some last minute tweeks. With the touch of a button you get to see what your custom stamp will look like.


Not too shabby, huh? I'll admit, I did have some initial technical issues in getting my order placed, but the e-mail address and phone number for technical questions was easy to find. It could have been a browser issue. I was intially using Internet Explorer 8.0 and had a problem checking out, but I switched over the Firefox and didn't have a single issue. Additionally, there is free "designer" software available for download on the website which allows you to place an order on your computer without having to go online.

If you'd love to jazz up your own holiday cards, you can use the promo code MOTHERHOOD to get $4.00 of any order until January 31, 2011.The best part is, if you place an order using this promo code by December 15, 2010 you'll be entered to win a giveaway for a $500 prize! (See rules below).

And seriously, what grandparent wouldn't love to receive a holiday gift featuring their cherubic grandchildren? Or, surprise your friends or siblings with stamps featuring pics of their kids or pets for a holiday surprise...

OFFICIAL RULES
1. PictureItPostage by DYMO Endicia™ is conducting a $500 prize giveaway. All PictureItPostage customers who enter code “MOTHERHOOD” upon checkout for purchases made on PictureItPostage.com from November 17, 2010 through December 15, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time will be entered to win one (1) $500 cash prize giveaway.
2. One (1) winner will be selected at random on December 20, 2010 by PictureItPostage by DYMO Endicia, or DYMO Endicia’s designee. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. Winner need not be present at drawing to win. Winner will be notified by phone or mail no later than December 31, 2010. Entry into contest constitutes entrant’s permission for Endicia to contact entrant for sales and marketing purposes.
3. The prize package consists of one (1) $500 cash prize.4. Contest is open only to PictureItPostage by DYMO Endicia customers who are legal U.S. residents 21 years of age or older except employees of DYMO Endicia, its affiliates, subsidiaries, sales representatives, distributors, or advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate families and household members of each of the above. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.
5. No prize substitutions allowed except that DYMO Endicia reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable. All taxes on prizes are winner’s responsibility.
Sponsor: PictureItPostage by DYMO Endicia, a Newell Rubbermaid company, Palo Alto, CA
 

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Dunkin' Donuts - Spooktacular Halloween Giveaway

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Congratulations to our winner, Mami2jcn, selected randomly via random.org (1-99>76).

 Tis the season for Halloween galas, longer days (*yes, I know they're actually "shorter", but I am writing from the parent's perspective), and whiny children. Ok, maybe that last part is just me (...it's been a long weekend). I am so excited to be able to giveaway this fun and snazzy Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag, care of Dunkin' Donuts.

Sadly, I don't have one of these nifty bags to sample for myself - but I can say with much authenticity that I have sampled most products available from Dunkin' Donuts and I'd be delighted to win a Halloween Trick-or Treat bag containing a second bag, a one pound bag of coffee, and a $31 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts...(get it? 31...the 31st...?)

Think of the possibilities. Hoard it for yourself and get a yummy latte every day on your way to work. Celebrate the season with your family and treat them to some spookily decorated desserts. I happened to be in a store this past week and saw the posters for the Halloween themed donuts and munchkins. Seriously, they are every mom's kid's dream come true.

By the way - these Trick-or-Treat bags are new to Dunkin' Donuts-they won't even hit stores until October 18th. They'll come free with purchase of a 50-count box of munchkins or a 1 dozen box of donuts. I know what we'll be bringing to our friend's Halloween Party this Saturday ;)

Enter for a chance to win the Dunkin's Donuts Trick-or-Treat bag pictured above:

*1 comment = 1 entry. Go to town - enter as many times as you'd like

*5 more entries for followers of this review site. (you can just leave one comment letting me know you're a follower)

*Feel free to tweet this giveaway as much as you'd like for extra entries. Tweet must include @JulieBouf and a link to this post.


If you have a non-reply google account or don't have a google account - include some way for me to contact you in your comment (e-mail address, twitter handle, etc...if I don't already know you personally).Please leave a separate comment for each entry type.


This giveaway will close on October 23, 2010.

I received nothing for hosting this giveaway except a craving for a mocha latte and visions of orange frosted donuts dancing in my head.

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77kids Gives Back - Operation Gratitude

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two months ago, I (and 76 other bloggers) was approached by 77kids and themotherhood.com, to participate in a remarkable project. Instead of just promoting the opening of new 77kids Stores across the country, 77kids took the opportunity give back. In 11 different cities, 7 bloggers were asked to research, organize, promote, and execute a community service project of their choosing. I was lucky enough to ultimately join ranks with Liz Thompson of This Full House, Bay of Queen Mother Blog, Monica Brand of Paper Bridges, and Shannon Entin of Mom Improvement (and of course Cooper and Emily of TheMotherhood).

Our fearless leader Liz quickly shared her knowlege of Operation Gratitude, an organization near and dear to her heart, thanks to her brother's commitment to the United States Air Force. We set up camp at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ on July 15th to engage the public in writing thank you cards to our enlisted and veteran troops.

We doled out some goodies to reel in the do gooders
and tacked up our sign at the childrens' art station.
We were amazed at the eagerness and creativity of all the kids and adults who stopped at our "Gratitude Station."
Our littlest helpers got a thank you goodie bag.
And the grownups got 77kids store coupons, a $1bill, and a list of 7 good things to do for free and 7 good things to do for $1.
The kids were proud to put their finished products in our Operation Gratitude message box
and even more excited to get their faces painted by Liz's talented daughters (I know Katie was)!!
The 77kids Yummobile made an appearance and gave away extra nifty goodies like silly bandz and blow pops.
And Katie even auditioned for a commercial (knight costume not required)
Katie and I had a terrific day helping 77kids and themotherhood.com to "Do Good."
And I was inspired and amazed by my new bloggy BFF's ;)
(Liz, Monica, me, Shannon, and Bay)
(I was compensated for my participation with 77kids Do Good Day - sponsored by 77kids and themotherhood.com)

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Straight No Chaser - Ticket Giveaway

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Congratulations to our winner, Wendy, selected randomly via random.org (1-14>6). Update: Wendy was unable to attend. Michele Schiffer was selected as the new contest winner. Congrats Michele!!!

 Top 5 Reasons To Go See “Straight No Chaser”

5. They have a great collective sense of humor and it comes through very well in their show. From their comedic playfulness during some of their songs to their audience participation stints, they’re funny.

4. You can play the slots afterwards.

3. You can bring your grandparents AND your kids.

2. TEN men, many single, with only a stage drop and 300 60 to 70 year old women in your way.

1. They’ve got incredible voices and are thoroughly entertaining.



Straight No Chaser’s gig at Harrah’s in Atlantic City is a “Through the Ages: With a Twist” performance, showcasing hits from the 50’s through today, with a unique twist. Their voices are smooth and engaging and I particularly enjoyed John Lennon’s “Come Together” … which has been a favorite ever since Aerosmith covered it on the Armageddon soundtrack. While the timing of the show was perfectly suited for the many grandparents and kids in the audience, I really wish it had been longer. I know. But I LOVE this stuff and I loved the show. I would have preferred some more full length current songs. You can hear clips from some great ones on their website and I was a little disappointed they didn’t sing the same playlist live.



If you liked these clips, even a little bit, you'll LOVE seeing them live.

Enter for a chance to win 2 FREE tickets to the Friday 7/30 Harrah's Atlantic City 8pm performance:
(Tickets will be left at the Box Office for you as Will-Call. Must present ID):
*Simply leave me a comment to let me know you're interested.
*Earn another entry for visiting sncmusic.com and leave me a comment telling me your favorite track.
*5 more entries for followers of this review site.
*Feel free to tweet this giveaway as much as you'd like for extra entries. Tweet must include @JulieBouf and a link to this post.

If you have a non-reply google account or don't have a google account - include some way for me to contact you in your comment (e-mail address, twitter handle, etc...if I don't already know you personally).Please leave a separate comment for each entry type.

This giveaway will close on July 27, 2010.
I was provided 2 concert tickets and an opportunity to interview the group. My interview rocked. I am the best most professional interviewer ever. You really don't want to miss it. Click here now.

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