My OREO Creation? Nutty Caramel Apple Golden OREO Cookies!

Though I wish summer would last all year long, I can’t deny that school and the fall season are just around the corner. Stores have their back-to-school displays up already and I just registered Jake for football, my favorite fall pastime. Though I’m not looking forward to the colder weather, I am looking forward to all of the delicious flavors that fall brings, from pumpkin spice to caramel apple to maple.

One treat I enjoy eating in the fall is caramel apples so when I heard about the My OREO Creation contest, where people can submit ideas for new OREO flavors, I knew that my creation would incorporate the flavors of a caramel apple into a cookie. Think about a Golden OREO with a filling of sweet apple, smooth caramel and salty nuts. It would be the perfect flavor for the upcoming months!

What would your OREO creation taste like? With the My OREO Creation contest, OREO is inviting people to submit their own ideas for the next OREO flavor!

Head to Walmart to try the many flavors available (like Cinnamon Bun, Peanut Butter, and Mint) and then submit your own unheard-of flavor, for a chance to see your submission come to life and win a trip to New York City! Learn more about the My OREO Creation contest here. (NO PURCH NEC. 50 US/D.C./PR 18+. Enter by: 7/14/17. Rules)

What would your OREO creation taste like? I’d love to hear about your idea for a new cookie flavor in the comments below.

Fun Drawing Contest For Kids

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

Do you have a little artist at home? If so, you will love this art contest that T.J.Maxx is hosting! To maximize what matters most, they are asking children to participate in an in-store art contest asking children to answer the following question with an illustration: “What do you like most in the whole world?”

Entrants will have a chance to win one (of 25) $250 savings bond AND for their artwork to be featured on future fundraising products that will support organizations like Save the Children that help children in need reach their full potential.

Here is Jacob’s entry:

 

He said he drew a picture of his favorite toys and then added “I love mom” because I am one of his favorite things, too. I thought that was sweet considering he is totally a daddy’s boy :)

(Edited to add: That sumo wrestler looking thing under “I love mom” is NOT me. lol. It’s a lego mini figure.)

There are two ways to get the entry form. You can download it here or head on over to T.J. Maxx (but quick because tomorrow is the last day of the contest!) and grab one of these entry forms. While you are there pick up something cute for yourself. You deserve it, mom!

 

 

Papa John’s #UpYourDance Challenge

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

What’s better than football and pizza?! How about a chance to win tickets to the big game or free Papa John’s pizza? To enter to win one of the amazing prizes Papa John’s is giving away, they are asking folks to show how they’d celebrate if their team scored points.

It’s easy to enter. All entrants have to do is follow @papajohns on Twitter or Instagram, upload their short video on Vine, Twitter or Instagram, and tag it #UpYourDance and #contest to enter to win!

Need some inspiration (or just want to laugh today)? Check out the video gallery of some of the submissions we’ve had so far for inspiration: http://bit.ly/UpYourDance2. I am loving the kids dancing and the one who does the slow dance with the ball.

Of course don’t forget to get some Papa John’s pizza while you are watching football games this season. It’s so delicious! I recommend the chocolate chip cookie pizza dessert as well. Yum!

#RockYourVacation Instagram Contest

Are you dreaming of vacationing somewhere warm? Experience Kissimmee is hosting a “Rock Your Vacation” video contest on Instagram. Show how you and your “entourage” would Rock a Central Florida vacation and you could have the opportunity to enjoy adrenaline-pumping attractions and heart racing adventure, just moments from Orlando’s world-famous theme parks.

From now until March 16, entrants with an active and non-private Instagram account will be able to create and post an original 15-second video. In order to qualify, entrants must follow @ExperienceKissimmee and use the #RockYourVacation hashtag on Instagram. Once the submission has been approved, Experience Kissimmee will post a comment on the Instagram video with a link. The user will go to that link to “verify” their entry and the video will appear in a video gallery on www.RockYourVacation.com.

Submissions will be judged based on overall creativity and general knowledge of the destination. From among those, the top 8 videos will be narrowed down throughout a public voting period of 3 weeks using a bracket system.

The grand-prize winner and their entourage of five will receive a 6-day, 5-night VIP trip, during which they will have the chance to experience the destination in a way they may have never done before. Their getaway will include a stay at an amazing vacation home provided by All-Star Vacation Homes, an SUV car rental for a week and a number of exclusive experiences.

Learn more at rockyourvacation.com.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for posting this information.)

NCAA Fun At Target {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This is a compensated post but thoughts are my own.)

I talk about the Chicago Bears all the time but did you all know that I enjoy college ball, too? I live in Illinois but when I watch NCAA football or basketball the team I’m cheering for is from Ohio. Why? I went to college in Ohio! My school didn’t have a team in the NCAA since it was a small liberal arts school so the college team I adopted as “my” college team was Ohio State University {OSU}.

To make this sports season even more exciting, Target has teamed up with Dove Men+Care™, AXE®, Degree™ Men and the NCAA to create the “Save Your Season” QB Challenge. Enter the contest for your chance to win an Xbox One. Think your team is going to reign supreme? Recruit your friends to play against you!

Don’t forget to grab your favorite Dove Men+Care™, AXE® and Degree™ Men products, too. From now until November 9th, you’ll receive a $5 Target gift card when you buy any three participating Dove Men+Care™, AXE® or Degree™ Men products. Now, even if your team may stink this season, it doesn’t mean you have to.

Like Twitter parties? Join the Twitter party with @ResourcefulMom taking place on 11/4 at 8 PM ET by following the hashtag #NCAATarget.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a $20 Target giveaway

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what NCAA team you (or someone in your family) cheers for

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Follow me on Twitter

Giveaway ends November 9, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Must be 18 or older and a US resident to enter.

 

Wholly Guacamole® OMGuac Lunch Contest

(Disclosure: I am receiving products for posting about this contest.)

The Wholly Guacamole® brand wants to help you make lunch for you and your kids OMGuac -tastic!  After all, Wholly Guacamole is the Official sponsor of the OMGuac Lunch!

Stop by eatwholly.com/omg for some great ideas, a coupon and a chance to win $100 gift card with FREE Wholly Guacamole products! Here’s how it works. Use Wholly Guacamole minis and a little creativity to make lunch fun! The best lunches will win a lunch box full of guacalicious products and a gift card for $100! For complete contest details and rules, visit the website linked above. Three winners are chosen weekly through Sept. 27. 

The One Lunch, Two Ways gives you inspiration on how to create two completely different lunches with most of the same ingredients! Take a look and print out the shopping list for your favorite ideas. No more boring lunches!

Verizon Wireless Super Bowl Contest

The best teams in the NFL are going head to head for the chance to reach the ultimate game of this season – Super Bowl XVII in New Orleans. The best part is that YOU could be there!

Four Grand Prize winners will score a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, LA, which includes:

  • Round-trip coach air transportation for two to New Orleans
  • Five-day, four night hotel accommodations (January 31 – February 4, 2013)
  • Two Super Bowl XLVII tickets to the game to be played on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
  • $1,000 spending money
  • Two gift bags complete with NFL Experience tickets and an NFL Shop Gift Card

Entry forms are available at any Verizon Wireless store and the contest is open through November 9.

For complete rules please head on over to the Verizon Insider page.

(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.)

Enter To Win An iPad2!

Head on over to Woman Freebies to enter to win an iPad2! All you do is fill in your name and email address in the form that pops up. Contest ends January 15th. Good luck everyone! :)

(Disclosure: I was compensated for posting about this contest but I want one of you to win because if you win an iPad2, I win an iPad2!)

#Snackbowl 2011 Contest

I just entered the Snackbowl 2011 contest and I’m excited to share it with all of you.

One lucky winner will receive:

  • Trip for 2 to the Hall of Fame® in Canton, OH.
  • Tickets to the Friday night “Enshrinee Dinner”
  • VIP tickets to the Friday night Hall of Famers post dinner reception.
  • Tickets to the PFHOF Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday.
  • Tickets to a round table on Sunday with PFHOF Members.
  • Tickets to a Tailgate Party on Sunday before the PFHOF Game (provided such game occurs).
  • Tickets to the PFHOF Game (provided such game occurs).
  • A Plaque (to be designed and provided by MARS Advertising, Inc., Diamond’s agent) will be placed at the PFHOF Snack Bar during the Enshrinement Weekend and related events.
  • A “VIP Moment” during which a PFHOF Member will present a trophy (to be designed and provided by MARS Advertising, Inc., Diamond’s agent) to a winner determined by Diamond of the Promotion during one of the enshrinement events set forth above (to be determined by the PFHOF).
  • Plaque hung in the Hall of Fame snack bar
  • $5,000 cash USD

The contest ends February 7, 2011. Would you like to enter? You can find more information on the website. Good luck! :)

(Disclosure: I was compensated by Collective Bias for this post but all opinions are my own.)