General Mills And Costco Team Up With Sunny Day Snacks

June 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Product Reviews

Now that we are in the Summer months, our family tends to spend a lot of time playing and doing activities outside.  It seems like my two are always wanting something to snack on and I usually like to offer them a healthier selection of foods.  It also seems like it is harder to keep the pantry stocked with healthy snacks with two growing little boys in the house.

One of our favorite places to go to stock up, happens to be Costco.  I can get a lot of foods that are perfect for snacking an in larger quantities that stretch a little further on a tight budget.  Now available at Club Stores, are Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Barsand Simply Fruit Roll-Ups!  Both of my boys love granola bars (nola bars as they call them) and Fruit Roll-Ups are almost always a favorite.  They are perfect to shove in the beach bag, in your purse, or just to sit in the shade and dangle your feet from the porch swing and enjoy a little snack.

*Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars are a delightful, 100% natural, combination of tastes and textures you’ll love. Now, you can get 25% more of the whole almonds, peanuts, raisins and cranberries in every bar! With no artificial flavors or colors and only 140 calories, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars also contain 8g of whole grain per serving.

* Simply Fruit Roll-Ups are a better-for-you treat that kids love! Simply Fruit Roll-Ups are an excellent source of Vitamin C and are available in a convenient variety pack of Strawberry and Wildberry flavors. Every delicious roll is made with 90% real fruit and fruit juice and packs a full serving of fruit. Even more exciting? They’ re gluten-free and contain only 50 calories per roll.

I love that we are able to buy foods that the kids love in bigger sized packages, because not only do I save money buying in bulk, it limits the numerous trips to the grocery stores. If there is anything that I hate is having to run out more often than I need to! We love Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Simply Fruit Roll-Ups and will definitely be keeping our pantry stocked with these great treats on our trips to our local Costco.

**To help facilitate my review, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars, Simply Fruit Roll-Ups and a $25 Costco card  were all provided from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  The opinions I have expressed are strictly that of my  own**

To celebrate Summer and just because we love you. General Mills and My Blog Spark would like to offer one lucky reader the chance to win your own stock of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Simply Fruit Roll-Ups and a $25 Costco card to keep plenty of treats on hand for your little whipper snappers this Summer!

Here’s What You Gotta Do!

Leave me a little ole comment telling me why you want to win. And anything else you want to tell me.

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Contest Starts June 24, 2010 and Ends  July 8, 2010

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**Winner Must respond within 48 hours otherwise the prize is forfeited**

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182 Responses to “General Mills And Costco Team Up With Sunny Day Snacks”
  1. Carolyn says:

    I want to win because Costco is my favorite shopping place and I live on a lake and get tons of company to feed every summer and need all the help I can get!

  2. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to win because I shop at Costco frequently.

  3. Rebecca Graham says:

    Follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee

  4. SANDY says:

    would love to get some goodies, and a break in buying something for once

  5. Amber G says:

    I would love to win because I think my whole family would enjoy these granola bars. We already love Nature Valley’s crunchy granola bars!

  6. Mami2jcn says:

    My son loves Nature Valley bars & fruit roll-ups.

  7. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn.

  8. Jessie C. says:

    I love Costco! Our favorite wholesale store to stock up snacks and dairy products.

  9. Jessie C. says:

    @tcarolinep twitter follower

  10. Denise S says:

    I want to win because I love saving money.

  11. Jaclyn Looper says:

    I want to win because I love to shop at costco! And my little one would love those granola bars! Thank You for the giveaway!

  12. McKim says:

    I would like to win this to give to my daughter. She works full time and goes to school full time, and still manages to stay on the Dean’s List. There is a Costco near her and this would help her out!

  13. Heather S says:

    I would like to win to stock up on snacks for our vacation

  14. Judith says:

    I’m on a fixed budget and could really use this

  15. Judith says:

    i follow on twitter @sodahoney

  16. Tammy says:

    I’d love to win so I can stock up on some goodies!

  17. Sue says:

    I’d love to win because $25 would be a treat to spend on something fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  18. Alicia Webster says:

    I have never tried the Nature Valley Granola bars and I have been wanting to(I have three kids who are eager to try them also)

  19. Pat says:

    I’d like to win because I shop at Costco frequently and my family loves Nature Valley Granola
    Bars.

  20. Kristen says:

    I want to win because I like other Nature Valley bars, but haven’t tried these.

  21. Suzanne K says:

    I’d love to win cause Costco has awesome bulk buys!

  22. Stephanie V. says:

    Love CostCo, love nature valley – what more do 2 companies desire? consumer love baby!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  23. Kiara says:

    I want to win because I love shopping at Costco!
    austma7@aol.com

  24. Kelly Ann T says:

    I would like to win because I want to stock up on healthy snacks for the summer.

  25. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would love to win because I need to figure out some healthy snacks for the kiddo for summer.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  26. Linda Lansford says:

    I want to win because I love food bars

  27. Jessie says:

    I want to win because it will give me an excuse to make a trip to Costco!

  28. Christy says:

    I shop at Costco a lot. Shopping in bulk is good for the environment and you can get some great deals. They offer coupons too!

  29. Rosie says:

    The $25 Costco card! I love shopping at Costco for groceries.

  30. Amber says:

    We love Fruit Rollups and Granola bars, so this would be awesome, plus I need another reason to go to Costco! ;) Thanks!

  31. Amber says:

    I follow you on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

  32. Donna L says:

    I would like to win because Nature Valley Granola
    Bars are so good.

  33. Jimmy says:

    I want to win because I love shopping at Costco

  34. Holly C. says:

    I would love to win because I love costco and this gc would really help!

  35. Holly C. says:

    follow on twitter as hbbs55

  36. Darcie K says:

    This would be awesome to have for our road trip to Northern Michigan!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  37. Darcie K says:

    I follow you on Twitter
    DivaliciousDK
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  38. Kim says:

    i want to win because i love costco and need a good excuse (like a gift card) to go shopping

  39. Carol says:

    I’d like to win because it would be fun to win something!!

  40. Carol says:

    follow on twitter cdziuba

  41. Stacy says:

    We’re planning a road trip this summer and the granola bars would be the perfect car snack food. I also just recently joined Costco so a gift card would be a nice treat!

  42. Julia says:

    Hi! My name is Julia Hart and I recently joined MyBlogSpark and the blogging community! I started a MyBlogSpark Facebook group to create a forum for bloggers to share ideas and experiences! As a new mom interested in healthy products for my family, conscious parenting, and networking with like minded moms, I thought you would be interested in joining the growing network of bloggers participating in MyBlogSpark and join the Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107751569267018&ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=107751569267018&v=wall.

    Thanks! I hope to see you on Facebook!

    Happy blogging,
    Julia

  43. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I want to buy some Kirkland pizzas

  44. Natalie A. says:

    I would love to win because this would really help us out! Thanks so much!

  45. Natalie A. says:

    I follow you on Twitter! @natdey

  46. Ilene Mcveae M says:

    I would love to win because Costco is just down the street

  47. David M says:

    I would love to win because I would love to try these items

  48. Matthew M says:

    I love shopping at costco

  49. Burt M says:

    I have a costco just down the street

  50. Janna Johnson says:

    I love costco

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    http://www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

  51. Erin M. says:

    I want to win to do a great summer dinner.
    I’m thinking Carne Asada…yum!

  52. OlyveOyl says:

    I do physical therapy with my Mom at Costco. She is learning to walk and move again and the kids and I can spend lots of time in a cool environment with LOTS OF SNACKS (did I mention that we enjoy filling up on snacks!) while helping my Mom get back to normal. The gift card will be used for hearing aid batteries as this is a very important item if we want my Mom to pay attention. The kids will find their favorite potato salad and grapes to use the rest.

  53. anna christiansen says:

    aloha! would love to win this prize because i love costco and my kids would the sunny day snacks!

  54. anna christiansen says:

    i’m now following you on twitter, ms thing! (i’m @moanasaves)

  55. Jaque says:

    I want to win because I love Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and my children love Fruit Roll-Ups! :-) Thank you.

  56. christopher h says:

    id like to win because the kids love fruit rollups

  57. Amanda says:

    We love our snacks, especially in the activity filled summer months. We also love shopping in bulk at Costco – so the gift card would definitely be much appreciated and used to buy essentials.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  58. Amanda says:

    I’m also following Laurie2008 on Twitter @amandapersists – Thanks again!!

  59. julieh says:

    I want to win because I love both Costco and trail mix bars!

  60. Jennifer says:

    I’d love to win so I could give Costco a try and see how they compare to Sam’s Club.

  61. cristine says:

    The fruit roll-ups are always on our costco list.
    We love Costco!
    http://www.more4momsbuck.com

  62. Nicolle B. says:

    We LOVE Costco and their snacks. My kids also ask for snacks all the time so this would help with the “snack bill” LOL

  63. Nicolle B. says:

    follow on twitter: BabeeLove

  64. Karen says:

    I’d love to win because we shop at Costco weekly and my two growing boys would love to have a large supply of granola bars and fruit roll-ups.

  65. kelly wakefield says:

    I want to win because I would love to go to Costco – I’ve been looking for a reason to check out the store! I’ve never been to one before!

  66. Dorothy says:

    These snacks are favorites of my husband and myself. His goes fishing and mine goes golfing.

  67. loni says:

    I love stocking up on fruits and veggies and the gift card would really help!

  68. Debbie C says:

    I want to win because $25 goes a long way at Sam’s Club and because I like Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars.

  69. Valeen N says:

    I’d love to win cuz my kids go through Fruit Roll-ups like crazy and I admit it, I’m a Nature Valley Nut! I love their bars! Plus with the $25 I could have some fun at Costco! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  70. Katie R. says:

    I want to win because I would love to try the nature valley trail mix bars.

  71. brandy says:

    I would love to win because my son is home for the summer, and my husband got laid off. Things are tight, and these would be great snacks for my always hungry kid!

  72. Brenda says:

    I love Costco!

  73. Brenda says:

    tweeted

  74. Brenda says:

    twitter follower

  75. Jay f. says:

    I’d like this because it seems we’re always at Costco buying snacks for the kids, this prize covers us on lots of bases.

  76. Schmitt says:

    I’d like to when because every little bit helps when shopping these days.

  77. Kim H. says:

    I love going to Costco, and this card would really help out! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  78. Nicole D. says:

    I would love to win because these are great snacks for my daughters lunch that she takes to summer camp!

  79. I’d like to win because the Costo gift card would help out a ton, and I really want to try those Trail Mix bars!
    Thanks!

  80. Twitter follower {mom2anutball}

  81. carolp8 says:

    I’d love to win because it’s a great prize! I could use the rollups for my granddaughters treats when she comes to visit and the rest would be treats for me!
    carolrector(at)hotmail(dot)com

  82. carolp8 says:

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/carolp8/status/17958931479
    carolrector(at)hotmail(dot)com

  83. carolp8 says:

    I follow you on twitter
    carolp8
    carolrector(at)hotmail(dot)com

  84. Jenn S. says:

    I would like to win because we shop at Costco a-lot and the family loves both of these products.

  85. Heather B says:

    I want to win because who couldn’t use $25 at costco! and Nature Valley is super yummy

  86. Claire says:

    I want to win because Costco is where I get all of my groceries!

  87. Laura says:

    We do a lot of Costco trips during the summer for snacks and supplies, so I would love to have this great gift card to use

  88. Erica C. says:

    I love Nature Valley, so I’m always happy to get healthy treats!

  89. joseph newby says:

    I want to win because nature valley is some of the best food of all time.

  90. Jennifer M says:

    We love the Fruit and Nut Trail Mix bars. They’re great for on the go so we’d love to win this.

  91. Kathy Scott says:

    I have two teenage boys – need I say more?

  92. Kathy Scott says:

    idahomom7 is following you on twitter

  93. Barbara says:

    I want to win because we love fruit roll ups, and love to shop at Costco.

  94. Daniel M says:

    because i love costco!

  95. AMD says:

    I try to be a good cook, but sometimes I just really need a nutritious and tasty convenience food!

  96. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to win and use it to stock up on some snacks, thanks!

  97. Louis says:

    I’d like to win because I could use it towards my family’s grocery trip

  98. Louis says:

    following you on twitter @ rosidentevil

  99. Ed Nemmers says:

    Our family loves Costco!

  100. Christy says:

    I shop at Costco a lot so I want to win so I can stock up on those beautiful strawberries and watermelons they get. Yum!

  101. Kelly Walston says:

    We LOVE Costco and spend way too much money there! I’d love to win a little to offset what we spend. We also love Granola bars and fruit snacks! Thanks!

  102. Storm says:

    I want to win because like you, we’re trying to limit our trips to the grocery store by stocking up, and this would help accomplish that goal!

  103. Kristine Michelle says:

    My kids would be in heaven if I won this for them! And I would love the Costco card, so we’d all be happy!
    AllMyCrazyCats @ aol.com

  104. Kristine Michelle says:

    I blogged
    http://kristysstuff.blogspot.com/p/contests-ive-entered.html
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  105. Kristine Michelle says:

    I follow you on Twitter (Pudyqat)
    AllMyCrazyCats {at} AOL.COM

  106. katie says:

    I want to win because we love Costco!

  107. Amanda S. says:

    I want to win because we love snacks from Costco!

  108. James says:

    I would love to win because I am a huge fan of Costco and our money is a little tight these days! Thanks for the contest!!

  109. Jen says:

    I love to buy healthy snacks at Costco!

  110. Robin says:

    Costco is my favorite store. :)

  111. Karen P says:

    I want to win because I like nature valley snacks

  112. Darcy B says:

    I want to win because I have always wanted to belong to Costco—we have one just a few blocks from my house, but my dear husband doesn’t believe in paying to shop somewhere so he won’t spend the $50 for the membership–if I had a gift card covering half–I could swing the other $25 and then I could bring my husband and win him over!!! I have 3 teens and would love to be able to save some money at Costco!

  113. Justine says:

    I want to win because:

    1. I would like to try those chewy bars, we’ve never had them!
    2. My kids can’t get enough fruit rollup!
    3. We <3 Costco and this would really help out!

  114. vivian says:

    love to win because i love to save money ty.

  115. Amy Delong says:

    costco is one of my favorite stores,good prices!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  116. Amy Delong says:

    follow you on twitter
    amyhd29

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  117. Holly says:

    My son and his two boys have moved in with us, making 8 in the house now. The boys are always wanting a snack. I gift card for Costco would buy them some fun treats and help my food budget.

  118. Richad says:

    I seem to end up at COSTCO a couple of times a week. We have a large family and buy los of things in bulk. It would be great to have some extra money to buy something fun for the family.

  119. barbara wright says:

    I hope nobody I know sees this. I want to win because I LOVE their grapefruits! They don’t taste like store grapefruits – they taste like fresh off the tree Florida grapefruits. But they’re expensive and I’m the only one in my family who likes them, so I only buy them if I’m feeling REALLY sorry for myself. But if I won $25, then it would be like the grapefruits were free, and I could DO that :-)

  120. barbara wright says:

    I follow you on twitter – bsw529

  121. Susan Smith says:

    We love Fruit roll ups and granola bars

  122. Susan Smith says:

    follow via twitter susan1215

  123. susan smoaks says:

    i love nature valley granola bars

  124. Nicole Greene says:

    I would love to win because I shop at Costco ALL THE TIME!! I spend so much money there it’s kinda ridiculous..lol :)

  125. Nicole Greene says:

    I follow on Twitter @pittsy82

  126. Venus M. says:

    With four growing boys 3 of which are teenagers, a Costco gift card & Healthy snacks definitely come in handy when we are on the go. Loving this summer weather.

  127. Donna Sheehan says:

    I love Costco!!

  128. Aliya Scribner says:

    I want to win because I love your site and Costco. Would like to try the snacks you mentioned.

  129. kim e says:

    I want to win, because I have 2 teens and 1 preteen at home all summer long and they are eating me out of house and home.

  130. Terry Mac says:

    I would love to win the gc because Costco has to be the best place to purchase things in bulk for a reasonable price, plus I really am into all natural foods, and Nature Valley is so delicious! Being on a tight budget, this is a luxury for me. Besides, it is my birthday on the 11th (will be 60!) and this would be a terrific bd gift!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. And happy non-birthday to everyone!

  131. Melanie says:

    We just moved to a state with a Costco, and I’ve yet to go there!
    I’d love to win this so I can check it out.

  132. dawn says:

    I would love to win because this would be great to have for our trips to the park with my kids and the neighbor kids. Great giveaway Thanks

    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  133. Leandrea says:

    I would love to win so I could try the fruitabu things. They look awesome! We love freeze dried fruit at costco.

  134. valancia says:

    Costco is a Value for sure and would like to win so Ann can have this.

    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

  135. valancia says:

    Following you on Twitter id- skyxsky27

  136. Michelle H. says:

    I want to win because I love Costco.

  137. Ken says:

    I would buy alot of fresh fruits and Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars . Thanks for the chance.

  138. Tom says:

    I love finding good natural foods.

  139. Sarah Z says:

    I want to win because I spend a lot of money at costco so this would be a big help!
    Thanks

  140. Chastidy says:

    Id love to win because I love Costco :)

  141. Charity S. says:

    I really love healthy snacks, and that’s why I want to win.

  142. Charity S. says:

    follow you on twitter.

    ccboobooy

  143. Veronica Garrett says:

    I want to win because I want to try these snacks.

  144. Pamela S says:

    I’d like to win because my son loves Fruit Roll Ups, my daughter loves Granola bars, and I love gift cards! Thanks.

  145. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…as the weekend approaches we will be heading for the lake, so, as always, a trip to Costco is a prerequisite…and a $25 Costco gift card would sure come in handy !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  146. brian e. says:

    Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

  147. Costco is the Stuff!!!!

  148. Helen says:

    We go through a box of granola bars in just a few days.

  149. steven lewis says:

    Being on SSD, I have to stretch my budget 50-ways and anything that helps is greatly appreciated

  150. Sarah L says:

    I’d like to win because I love Costco and this will help on my monthly shopping trip there. Thanks for the contest.

  151. Sarah L says:

    twitter follower: slehan

  152. Gianna says:

    I’d love to stock up on summer snacks :)

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