05 July 2010

Cheerios "Do What You Love" Contest and Giveaway

logo of cheerios do what you love contestMany of us strive to maintain a heart healthy diet, but in this hectic world, it can sometimes be difficult. Many, myself included, are tempted by just grabbing the first thing that catches our eye and call it breakfast. After all, it's much easier to just grab a donut while ordering that cup of coffee, than to try and think of a healthy alternative. Well, I'm happy to say that it got much simpler (which is a good thing in the mornings), because Cheerios cereal, which is made with 100 percent whole grain oats, is an easy way to help maintain a healthy heart. Now, since I'm one who likes to tinker, I usually like to add a banana or some blueberries to the bowl and let them swim with the cereal.

Cheerios has come up with a fun idea to help us all start thinking about making heart healthy choices, so they are partnering with country music superstar Martina McBride and professional athlete Cal Ripken, Jr. for the "Do What You Love" Contest. The winner and a guest will have the chance to meet and spend time with either Cal or Martina (yeah, like I'm on a first name basis with them, but it looks cool).

If you win and choose to meet Martina McBride:
photo of Martina McBride


You and a guest will get to tour Martina's world-class recording complex, Blackbird Studio, and listen to her music – including unreleased material – with her! You'll also get a private tour with Martina at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. You'll also receive VIP tickets to one of her upcoming concerts.






If you win and choose to meet Cal Ripken:
photo of Cal Ripkin, Jr




You and a guest will have lunch with Cal (or play catch if you're up for it!) and get a tour of the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy from the "Iron Man" of baseball himself. You'll also throw out the first pitch at the Cal Ripken World Series and sit in Cal's seats at a professional Baltimore baseball game.







From now through July 23, 2010, if you would like to participate in this contest, all you have to do is submit a 150-250 word original story and photo, telling Cheerios how you're taking care of your heart, so you can continue doing the things you love to do. Once your essay is written and the photo taken, just drop by Cheerios and enter. Once there, you just click who you would like to meet and follow the instructions. The people at Cheerios realize that writing an essay can sometimes be difficult, so to help make it easier for you, they were kind enough to provide some prompting questions for you:

  • What do you love to do?

  • How/when did you discover this passion?

  • What do other people say about your passion
    and how it affects you?

  • How do you make your heart health a priority?


For official contest rules and detailed prize information, you can click here

Now, here's the giveaway part: If you would like to participate in this giveaway, one lucky winner will receive a "Do What You Love" prize pack that includes one box of Cheerios and a $25 American Express® Gift Card, which can be used towards doing something you love to do.


How to enter: Just leave a comment and you're all set.

***Shameless self-promotion alert***
For extra entries you can:

  • Become a subscriber of Everyday Living (link is in the upper right sidebar)

  • Like Everyday Living on Facebook (link is in the upper right sidebar) (if you are already a subscriber or "like" Everyday Living, just let me know in a comment)

  • Become a Follower of Everyday Living (lower right sidebar)

  • Follow me on Twitter (link in the upper right sidebar)

  • Post about this contest on your site and supply a link back to here

  • Re-Tweet my Tweet regarding this contest or just Tweet and include the individual link to this article

  • Visit Cheerios on Facebook and "Like" them


Once the winner is chosen, they will need to supply me with their mailing information. That information will be forwarded to MyBlogSpark and Cheerios, who will send your prize.

This contest is open from now until 16 July, 11:59 pm, Eastern Time.

Good Luck!

**Note: It has been brought to my attention that once again Blogger has been having issues with not allowing comments. If you happen to be having difficulties leaving a comment, just click to my fan page and leave a comment there telling me what you have done. I will assign a number to each task and make sure that it is numbered based on the time stamp of your comment. I am sorry for the inconvenience and want to let you know that I am in the process of researching and implementing a new comment system for my site.

Legal stuff: I hereby attest and affirm that I have received a prize pack from Cheerios. I also disclose and reveal that the product, information and prize packs were all given to me from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark.

117 comments:

  1. That's a pretty cool contest that cheerios is doing. I've never been very good at writing essays though. Cheerios has been one of my favorite cereals too.

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  2. That's quite a contest Cheerios is offering! If I recall, Martina is a Kansan too so maybe I'd have an "in"! LOL

    As for your giveaway, I think I'm already doing most of those things but I'll check to make sure. Thanks for this great opportunity!

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  3. Great contest! I love Honey Nut Cheerios.

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  9. This is great! Thanks for the opportunity. I always have a box of plain Cheerios in the house. It's one of those things I just can't make homemade :-)

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  10. This is a cool contest - especially if your a fan of Martina! Thanks for having it!

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  38. Thanks for letting me know about the national giveaway..I'm going to enter:)

    I LOVE cheerios and always get the honeynut ones..I love that they are heart healthy and they taste good lol

    I have been wanting to try the chocolate ones-yum!

    thanks for the chance to win!

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