Thursday, September 9, 2010

CLOSED NEW Giveaway: Win Nature Valley National Parks Project Package!!

I am so excited to tell you all about this fantastic National Parks Project and to be able to offer a giveaway along with it! Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Nature Valley for providing the information and prize package.

Did you know that Yellowstone was the World's first National Park when it opened in 1872? And now there are 392 National Parks in the United States? Can I tell you on a personal level that I LOVE the National Parks. I grew up in Utah where National Parks are a plenty, and they are certainly areas or inspiration and wonder! I cannot wait to take my kids to more and more National Parks!

Of course, these parks require care and support to continue flourishing. But, years of underfunding and environmental problems are threatening our National Park system. So, Nature Valley has teamed up with Patricia Shultz, author of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” to support the parks through The National Parks Project.

And guess what? It is easy to get involved! Just purchase a box of specially marked Nature Valley Bars and mail in your wrappers to the address below:

National Parks Project
PO Box 450328
El Paso, TX 88545-0328

Nature Valley will recycle the wrappers AND they will contribute $0.10 to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for every wrapper received (up to $600,000 in total). Wow! That can really make a Difference! Please go read more about this project at PreservetheParks.com today!

Now, I was lucky enough to receive a fantastic package from Nature Valley and MyBlogSpark yesterday that contained a box of Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey Granola Bars, mini backpack, a compass, a solar-powered key chain flash light, a reusable water bottle, and a copy of Shultz’s book "1,000 Places to see in the USA & Canada Before you Die".

A couple of things about this package. First, I LOVE this book and have hardly put it down since I got it. Great recommendations of places to see-separated by State-I have been reading about all the states we might move to in 2 years!! Second, my 4-year-old is a particularly eater (he claims to only like bread and meat) and will not touch granola-he has this morning eaten half the box of Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey Granola Bars. I had to wrestle the rest of the box away to I could eat them (I LOVE them).

NOW about this Giveaway: Nature Valley and MyBlogSpark are going to give one of my lucky readers a package just like mine! And here is how you can enter (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win):

MANDATORY ENTRY: Just leave a comment letting me know which National Park you would most like to visit with your family and why?

Once you have done that, you can get up to 4 extra entries by doing the following things (Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and leave me your email address in each comment so I know how to contact you should you win):

1. Become a Google Friend follower of my blog (You can do this over on the right side of the blog where the followers box is). If you are already a follower, just let me know that in your comment.

2. Subscribe to my blog via Email or an RSS feed/reader. (Yes-you can use this entry if you are already an email or RSS subscriber- just let me know how you subscribe to my blog).

3. Refer a friend to this blog and leave a comment after they become a follower or subscribe.

4. Become a Facebook fan of the blog here.

5. Tell me how you found this giveaway/blog.

This giveaway is for USA and Canada residents only.

Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org on Monday September 20, 2010 at at about 11:59 PM Central Time.

***Please note that I was sent the above mentioned package from Nature Valley through MyBlogSpark along with information about this Project, but any opinions expressed are my own.***


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115 comments:

Bugs-mom said...

So excited to see this giveaway. Since our first son was born we have made it a goal to visit a National Park every year for vacation. We started with Badlands, then Yellowstone, next Great Smoky Mountains and last year Rocky Mountain National Park. Next year I think we would like to Glacier National Park. National Parks make great family vacation spots and are usually quite affordable. Last year Noah even earned a Jr. Ranger Badge (a proud moment for him). Thanks Beckee, love all the giveaway information, keep it up. By the way congrats on the pregnancy.

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Ashley said...

I would like to visit Yellowstone the most.

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Merri said...

I would love to see Glacier as well. We have never seen it.

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Doreen said...

I think I'd like to visit Yellowstone because I've heard a lot about it and it sounds really great!! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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Charlene Canfield said...

Darn, Doreen said what I was going to say. So I did a google search and I think I would like to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is right in TN and still close enough to go to many other places I think my son would enjoy.
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Jennifer said...

I would like to see yellowstone or the grand canyon just because it would be something new too see and i could take loads of pictures:)

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Ang said...

yosemite, everyone should see those amazing redwoods

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ruslady said...

We'd like to visit Rocky Mountain National Park most of all
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Julia said...

Yellowstone for sure! There are so many wonderful things to see there - wildlife, scenery, even Old Faithful!
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Ryan said...

I love the Smokey Mts but they are free-would love to see Yellowstone!!! Have never been more west of TX. I also would love to see Grand Canyon.
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Erica said...

I would love to see Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon...or just about anyone with mountains.

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Money Saving Maine-iac said...

I would love to see the Grand Canyon in my lifetime.
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Rochelle said...

Hey Beckee: Already a follower. Want to go to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the southern Utah loop with the fam!
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jhitomi said...

I would like to see Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
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Connie said...

Hi! I would love to visit Yellowstone for sure. Very cool prize pack! Thanks for doing this. :)

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bgeltz said...

We would like to visit Yellowstone National Park.

arceli said...

I'd like to visit Yellowstone National Park.

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Julie said...

Mine would be the Grand Canyon-I have friends who have visited there and said its beyond awesome
thanks for the giveaway
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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I'd most like to visit Yosemite Park because I've heard wonderful things about it from a coworker.
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Meghan said...

I like Glacier the best because it's SO beautiful!

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April said...

I would love to visit the Grand Canyon National Park!
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tristatecruisers said...

i would like to see the Grand Canyon--that's probably beautiful at sunset :)

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Cindy said...

The everglades for me!

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kpintn said...

My family love to visit the Smoky Mountain National Park. Beautiful in the fall!

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Deb K said...

I would love to visit Yellowstone Park as my grandchildren want to see Yogi Bear :-)

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retta69 said...

yellow stone cause that's one place my daughter has read over and over about
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The Prickly Pinecone said...

I would love to visit yellowstone national park for the huge range of wildlife. The photo opportunities would be amazing.

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degood said...

I want to take my family to Yellowstone because I would like to show them old faithful and the weird paint pot steam beds that i remember from when I was a kid.

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Barney and Shelby said...

Yellowstone and Zion...so beautiful!
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Baby Mama said...

Zions, it is so beautiful
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edmontonjb said...

I would like to visit Yellowstone because I've heard great things about it

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retta69 said...

yellow stone cause that's one place my daughter has read over and over about
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Laura said...

Yellowstone, because it's the farthest away and one of the most widely known. We've never been to that side of the country!

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Ronda said...

I would love to take my family to Yellowstone. I know different people who have been there and they have told me how nice of a place it is to take your family to.

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I would most like to visit Yellowstone with my family!

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Andrea D said...

def want to visit yellowstone
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Michelle said...

I would visit Zions!
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Simply Crafty: Wood Creations said...

I just want to be able to visit at least 1 National Park before I die- I have never been to ANY of them. I'd love to see the Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon

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