“Hot Hawaiian® T-Shirt Design Contest”

Put Your Creative Juices To The Test With the

“Hot Hawaiian® T-Shirt Design Contest”

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2011

Inspired By Unique, Original Artwork on Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips Packaging

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (May 2011)—The makers of Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips take great pride in the beautiful, original artwork on all of its packaging and now want to inspire consumers to create a new generation of art. From now through August 31, 2011, adult residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia are invited to submit an original design for a Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips t-shirt. The winning design will be made into a cool Hawaiian style t-shirt that people all over the country could be wearing!

“We want people to use the unique, colorful, tropical artwork that appears on the Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips packaging as inspiration for their own design,” says Terri Barberi, Brand Development Manager in the Specialty Foods Division of Pinnacle Foods Corp., marketers of the Hawaiian® brand. “What we’re looking for is original artwork that takes a nod from the designs we’ve created to bring the laid back feel and taste of Hawaii to life.”

From May 15, 2011 to August 31, 2011, entrants can submit an original t-shirt design by going to www.hawaiianbrandsnacks.com and clicking on the “Hot Hawaiian® T-Shirt Design Contest” banner. Read the Official Rules [http://www.hawaiianbrandsnacks.com/assets/pdf/OfficialRulesforTheHotHawaiianTShirtDesignContest.pdf], complete the entry form and upload a photo of your original design (make sure the photo is in one of the accepted formats listed on the entry page). The top six (6) entries, selected by a panel of judges from Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips based on originality, creativity, and adherence to a theme, will be posted on the website on or about September 15th until September 30th, during which time consumers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite design once per day, every day.

The winning design, as selected by the general public, will be featured on a t-shirt, which will be available online and in various marketing programs. In addition to bragging rights, the Grand Prize winner will also receive a three-day/two-night trip for two to Hawaii including airfare and hotel stay (ARV $3,100)! Five runners-up will each receive one of the following prizes: 1) discounts on surf boards, board shorts, and bathing suits from a major national retailer (ARV 20% discount); 2) a boogie board (ARV $50); 3) a one-year supply of Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips (ARV $165 or 52 bags). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Restrictions apply. Void where prohibited.

Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips are available in four delicious flavors including Original, Luau BBQ, Sweet Maui Onion and Wasabi. Use the current packaging artwork as inspiration!

POM Wonderful Juice Review and coupon

Why is POM Wonderful juice so good?  Well for one it is a little sour and sweet, not syrupy-sweet, just refreshing.  It is also a perfect thirst quencher when you need something different yet not insanely weird. POM is pomegranate juice.  It is naturally sweet and sour at the same time.  Is great by itself and is even healthy and good for you.  POM Wonderful full of good stuff- like anti-oxidants and vitamin C.  The kids really like it too.  The little guy loves goes nuts for POM (he calls it Pom Pom juice).  He also loves fresh pomegranate- but that is impossible to get year round.    I buy him POM Wonderful the 10 months of the year when I can’t get pomegranates  🙂  The only real drawback is it can be a little pricey. 
Another great characteristic of it is it mixes great with vodka, which Daddy is making me put in “for the grown-ups”.   🙂   He insists this is vital information for you to have, and that I as a non-drinker do not know what I am missing.  
By the way- they are a very “green” company, and here are a few ways that they work to make the world a better place!  
POM Wonderful is a global brand committed to innovation and wellness. We grow and market pomegranates and pomegranate-based products that are healthy, honest and essential to the well-being of humankind.
Ours is the only company that grows, harvests, processes and ships our own pomegranates. Plus, we’re the only pomegranate company that has provided over $34M in funding to support scientific research on Wonderful variety pomegranate products at top institutions around the globe.
POM Wonderful’s commitment to wellness also means caring about the well-being of our planet. Our sustainable business practices include:
• Using the latest drip-irrigation technologies in our orchards to minimize use of one of California’s scarcest resources – water.
• Making productive use of every single part of the pomegranate. What’s left over is used as cattle feed – no landfills for us!
• Manufacturing our bottles right next to our filling plant, which means no wasteful transportation of air-filled bottles.
• Employing an intelligent routing system to ensure our products travel the fewest miles possible to reach store shelves.

Make sure you head on over and print out your coupon before buying your bottles! Yay for saving  🙂
Don’t forget to follow POM Wonderful on Twitter and Facebook as well and keep up with the latest POM news! 

Lancaster- More Fun at the DoubleTree!

Hello and Happy Saturday!
We just got back from Lancaster, PA, and we had so much fun.  There was so much to see and do, and we can’t wait to go back in a few months and see what summer looks like!  🙂
While at the Double Tree Lancaster, a Hilton Hotel, there was a lot to see and do without even having to leave the campus.  The kids had a blast in the mini-water park that they had right inside the hotel, and of course there was a “grown up” pool as well.  They even had a hot tub!  We hopped into it for a second, but, no kids allowed, so, it was literally a second.  So, a bummed mommy- because I sure would have liked to stay in there for awhile!  🙂

There is a 3 hour bus tour that every guest gets to take.  We were able to go on a 90 minute tour, since we were only there for one night.  We were able to get a taste of some of the things to see and do (and eat!) in the area.  We got a great tour, some fun information and insights to the people and history of the area, as well as stopped to try out a few of the local delicacies  🙂
(Think home churned ice cream, hand rolled hot pretzels, and BBQ chicken to name a few!)
There is a lot to see and do in the area as well- Dutch Wonderland and Hershey Park are both local, and The Crayola Factory is also nearby  🙂  There is outlet shopping, fun food finds, Amish and Mennonite villages and tours- so much to see and do while staying at the Double Tree Lancaster, right in the center of it all!

I will be posting more about our trip all week- In the meantime- check out the website  🙂  Lancaster is a great place to go for a fun filled family vacation, and you won’t find a nicer place to stay then the Double Tree Lancaster!
Have a great night, and get some rest ladies!  🙂
~Samantha

Community Coffee- Contest!

What a great idea for moms- give the gift of coffee!  LOL, what we all need.
We moms know that we are always in need of something to help keep us awake.  The toughest job you will ever love, right?  And moms get NO downtime! From the early morning straight through the night, from the stomach virus, to scary monsters in the closet, potty training accidents, and everything in between.  We loose our sleep, haha. 
So here is a way to thank YOUR mom for all the time she spent awake with you- Community Coffee has some really cute gift sets, including this one!

Red Travel Latté Mug and Coffee Sampler ($15.95) – Give the delicious gift of our 12 oz. Private Reserve® House Blend ground coffee along with a cute, Red Ceramic Polka Dot Travel Latté Mug. The pair comes in a festive gift box. Our 16 oz. mug features a plastic removable drink lid that is great for those on the go. The mug is dishwasher safe and microwave safe for reheating only, with a maximum reheat time of one minute. Note: the mug is not insulated or spill-proof.

Community Coffee Company has sold the finest fresh-roasted premium coffee in Louisiana since Henry Norman “Cap” Saurage began selling coffee out of his country store in 1919. Today, Community® coffee can be found in grocery and convenience stores, offices, hotels and some of the best restaurants throughout the South. It is also served daily at CC’s Community Coffee House® locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans, and is available worldwide through CommunityCoffee.com. Community Coffee Company is the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America.

 Want a chance to win this gift set? 

Here is how to enter!  

Mandatory entry
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 Extra Entries
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– Follow Community Coffee on Twitter and tweet about this contest!
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– Like Community Coffee on Facebook.  

-“Like” me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Have-Sippy-Will-Travel/118293111555385
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-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription
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Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
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– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends May 21, 2011.

Post Great Grains

Critically-acclaimed restaurateur, judge of NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant” and host of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” Chef Curtis Stone will be hosting a live video chat on the Post Great Grains Facebook Page, on:
Wednesday, April 20th at 10:00am EST
Curtis can answer questions about his whole-food philosophy and the importance of eating less-processed foods, like Post Great Grains Cereal, for better nutrition.  Post Great Grains starts with the real whole grain, then mixes in beautiful fruit and nuts for a cereal that’s really good for you and tastes delicious. Great Grains cereal comes in Cranberry Almond Crunch, Crunchy Pecans and Raisins, Dates & Pecans flavors. 

Dreamfields Pasta Review and Contest!

Have you ever heard of Dreamfields Pasta? I hadn’t. We just tried it out, and we liked it. As an Italian girl, I like my carbs in the form of pasta (ok, and bread!) Little Man is a pasta freak as well, and he also enjoyed it. The difference between Dreamfields Pasta and other pastas is that it has twice the fiber, fewer digestible carbohydrates and a lower glycemic index than traditional pasta.  Plus- it didn’t taste like garbage the way most “healthy” pasta does, LOL.  It tasted….like pasta!  (Really- it did.) 
Would I use it again? Sure!

Product Description:
Dreamfields is a delicious pasta with twice the fiber (5 grams; 20% of the daily recommendation), fewer digestible
carbohydrates and a lower glycemic index than regular pasta. Its delectable taste and nutritional benefits make it
a healthful option for people with diabetes and a flavorful, nourishing pasta for the entire family.

Why It’s Unique:
• Dreamfields’ patent-pending recipe and manufacturing process protects all but 5 grams of the carbohydrates
per serving from being digested and therefore lessens post-meal blood glucose rise as compared to regular pasta.
• Dreamfields contains inulin; a 100% natural prebiotic fiber found in common foods such as Jerusalem
artichokes (sunchokes), asparagus, garlic, raisins and chicory root. By providing a food source for the healthy
bacteria living in the gut, prebiotics such as inulin may: help promote healthy digestion, support a healthy
immune system, and improve calcium absorption. Inulin is a soluble fiber (like that found in oats, dried beans
and apples) which means it dissolves in water turns into a gel during digestion. As part of a healthful overall
eating plan, consuming enough soluble fiber may help reduce blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
• Dreamfields Pasta is the only pasta clinically shown to have a lower glycemic index than regular pasta (65% lower).
• Dreamfields has all of the flavor and texture of traditional pastas.

Pasta Shapes:
• Spaghetti
• Elbows
• Lasagna
• Angel Hair

Availability:
Nationwide in supermarkets; online via amazon.com, carbsmart.com,
netrition.com, vivalowcarb.com and through dreamfieldsfoods.com.

Good Housekeeping Seal:
Dreamfields Pasta has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, one of
the most prestigious and trusted honors for consumer goods. Every
product that is awarded the seal is reviewed and evaluated by the
Good Housekeeping Research Institute to ensure that all product
claims are valid and authentic.

2008 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice
Recommendations:
The ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations included a statement
recognizing the evidence that reducing carbohydrate or fat intake is
equally effective for decreasing weight in the short term if calorie
intake is reduced.

• Penne Rigate
• Rotini
• Linguine

Suggested Retail Price: $2.49

Want to win some to try out?  Here’s how to enter!

Mandatory entry
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– Like Dreamfields Healthy Pasta on FaceBook – I’d love you to tell them Have Sippy Will Travel Sent you!  Never required, always appreciated!  

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Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
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– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”- I just added it, LOL

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends May 9, 2011.

Artisan Ovens™ Flatbreads

Hey all!  I just tried out a NEW product from Arnold / Oroweat called Artisan Ovens™ Flatbreads. 
These new flatbreads are so versatile that they can be used at any meal (or between meals).  You can roll, dip or rip ‘em, AND bake, grill or enjoy them fresh out of the package. And with the three varieties – Original, Savory Herb and Multi-Grain – you’re sure to find one you love.
There is some not-so-good news, Artisan Ovens™ Flatbreads are currently only available in the Northeast at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, but they are hopefully going to be moving into more stores soon!  But if you live in the area, then you can pick these up the next time you are out and about. 

 

 
The new Artisan oven breads by Arnold’s have a good assortments of flavor already.  We had multi-grain, original, and savory herb.  All three were good, but I think by far my favorite is the savory herb.  It is so easy to make something really good, using these as a starting point.  We had made mini pizzas with some plain sauce and mozzarella cheese sprinkled on it, and they came out well.  The herb bread brought it together nicely.  Also, with just a bit of cheese on it or maybe some olive oil, toast it slightly and serve as a nice garlic bread to complement your spaghetti dinner.  My favorite by far of the recipes we tried is the mozzarella and fresh tomato sandwich.  Using the Artisan Ovens™ Flatbreads as the bread, and toasting very lightly to heat it up.  It is also pretty good toasted with just about anything on it, just like regular bread. 
 

I also like how you can easily cut it into perfect pieces with the pattern on the back of them.  Perfect portions, here we come!  No more fighting over whose half is bigger!  Haha.  Very good idea, Arnold’s. 
You can also Fan Arnold on Facebook HERE  🙂

ColdStone- man, that looks good!