Shelly's Bits and Pieces: December 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sealy Mattress giveaway at MommyMandy

My hubby and I have been sleeping on a mattress that is 20+ years old. My Mother in Law says it is closer to 40! Hubby is a chef and is on his feet all the time, he has back aches a lot and our crappy mattress does not help! Today I found an awesome giveaway over at MommyMandy. She is hosting a giveaway for a Sealy Posturepedic Signature Series bed, courtesy of Sealy of course! The lucky winner will also be able to pick the model in firm, cushion firm, plush and ultra plush, in any size except Cal King! I'd love an ultra plush KING size mattress, so I entered the giveaway! I'd love to win! The giveaway ends on 1/20/10

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Awesome Giveaways Going On...Enter to Win!

You've got to stop by RockinMama to enter to win an swesome 9 pc set of UltraGold Bakeware from Wilton! Giveaway ends 1/5/10!


Getting all my Ducks in a Row is giving away Frito Lay gift basket with a serving bowl. This would be so cool to win! Great goodies for the superbowl or anyday! Giveaway ends 1/3/10!


Givedaddys Giveaway Blog is giving away a $200 Target giftcard! This will be a wonderful opportunity to pick up some after Christmas Clearance sales! Giveaway ends 12/26/09!

The Not So Blog is giving away an AMEX $100 giftcard along with a robe and slipper set, courtesy of Halls Refresh. Just think of all the awesome things you can buy with that! Giveaway ends 1/4/10!

The not so blog is on a roll with yet another awesome giveaway. Enter to win a gift basket full of Kraft products and more, courtesy of Kraft Foods. Giveaway ends 1/5/10

Sunday, December 13, 2009

General Mills Further Reduces Sugar in Cereal

I'm a cereal lover and my daughter is too. We love eating Apple Cinnamon Cheerios from General Mills and probably go through a box or more each week!! This week General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Here are a few cereal benefits and facts for you...

1. Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.

2. Ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters.

3. More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

4. Ready-to-eat cereals, including pre-sweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.

5. Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.


This is not something General Mills made up. There have been studies about it!

The 1998 study showed that:

1. Children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school compared to children who skip breakfast

2. Children who eat breakfast score higher on tests

3. Children who eat breakfast have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

4. Children who eat breakfast are less likely to miss class or be tardy.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals. .

Discloser: The information was provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. and by sharing this information I will be receiving 4 free cereal box coupons. The opinions expressed are my own and I choose to eat General Mills cereal because I like the taste, and that's the Fact!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

$250 Visa GiftCard Giveaway at An Island Life

Everyone knows that the 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver, BC! Hilton Worldwide is hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky person could win a trip of a lifetime to the Olympics!! To help promote the sweepstakes, Kailani over at An Island Life is giving away a $250 VISA giftcard to one lucky person! Enter before December 8, 2009 at midnight or your chance to win!

Christmas Giveaways at 5 Minutes for Mom

Make sure you stop by 5 Minutes for Mom and check out their Christmas giveaways and also check out their Under the Tree promotion that will aid needy families!!