Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Here's a Sweet Way to "Kix" Off the New Year: A Giveaway!

So it's been a long time since I did a giveaway, and the great people at MyBlogSpark and at Kix recently gave me the chance to review Kix and do a giveaway. Since Kix is simply awesome, I jumped at the chance to share the awesome with my readers.
This gift set was more for J than anyone else (though C and I also enjoyed a fair share of the cereal), and consisted of a neat straw sippy cup (which I had never seen before, though have since found at Albertson's), a nice lidded snack cup that opens on one side (perfect for the car, and J can actually open and close it himself). We also got 2 boxes of Kix (one original and one new Honey Kix), a beautiful floor puzzle and number flash cards.

The Original Kix are, as always, not too sweet and perfectly crunchy. I think I enjoyed more of them than C, as he preferred the Honey variety. J just likes Kix (he calls them Tix). He really was happy as long as he got some, and didn't care what flavor he had. One thing I really like about Kix is that the cereal is always affordable, is a bit sweet but not so much so that I'd consider it a "sugar cereal" and it's now made from whole grains, so it's even reasonably healthy. Kix has actually been one of my favorite cereals since I was a kid (and was a staple when I was in college), and I am so glad it's got the staying power it needs so that I can share it with my children.

In addition to the cereal, as I mentioned, we received a floor puzzle and flash cards (both counting themed). J hasn't gotten to do much with the puzzle yet but he LOVES the flash cards. He's a big fan of counting to six on every card, even if there are only two items pictured, just because he thinks it's funny. He'll literally spend an hour or more just looking at the cards and identifying the fruit/vegetable/plant/animal on each card and trying to get one of us to count with him. His new sippy cup has seen pretty much constant use as a water cup, since it's harder to spill than just a regular cup but not a traditional sippy, and the snack container gets used nearly every time we go on a longer car ride. J's favorite snack from the cup? Cereal, of course!

Kix and MyBlogSpark not only gave me the opportunity to try the cereal and get a prize pack, but one of you will win one too!

**Giveaway CLOSED**

One lucky reader will win a Kix "Kid-Tested, Mother-Approved" prize pack consisting of a 24-piece counting-themed floor puzzle, counting flash cards, a sippy cup, a portable snack container, and a box each of Original and Honey Kix cereals. 

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory entry: respond in a comment here telling me your favorite part of starting your day. You must include your email address!

Additional entries (please leave your email address in each additional entry so I can contact you if you win):
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me that you've done so, or that you already follow my blog.
2. Blog about this giveaway, and leave a comment linking to your blog post.
3. Tweet about this giveaway, making sure to include @simplytena in your tweet. Please leave a comment telling me you've done so that includes your Twitter name so I can verify each entry.

Good luck!

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. The giveaway will close at 11:59pm MST on Friday, January 7th, 2011. Winner will be drawn by random.org.

I was provided with a prize pack as described above by Kix through MyBlogSpark. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.


Haley said...

New to your blog and just starting to follow! My favorite jump start to my morning is my cup of coffee and toast. Not really a breakfast person, but maybe that will change after I try Kix :)

Gina said...

I love when my son calls for me from his crib - such a sweet sound in the morning!

Gina said...

I'm a Google follower!

Josefine said...

Sad but true - my favorite part about my morning routine is checking my e-mail over breakfast.
Jteneback at hotmail dot com

Terri said...

My favorite jump start to the day is snuggling with my daughter on the couch while she drinks her milk. :)

beingkeri said...

Kix Honey? Sign me up!
My favorite part of the morning is stealing some snuggles from my fluffy doggie when he is all snoozy and snuggly. (Followed by my least favorite part, where I have to stop snuggling and get up for the day. Booo.)

Anonymous said...

Laying in bed and seeing if I can feel the baby kicking me. It always starts the day with a smile.

johnston1975@hotmail.com said...

When Harper and I have time on days off we make choc. chop pancaks, and she wears her "bakeron"aka apron.

Haley said...

I guess we were suppose to leave our e-mail address. haleytuthill @ gmail . com

Karin said...

Usually the coffee cuz it helps me wake up and then I can function.

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

jdjmcc said...

My favorite thing in the morning is to greet my family with a hug and kiss. Then, I really need a cup of tea:) Thanks,Jess

jdjmcc said...

I follow on Google!

JL said...

The favourite part of my morning is hearing my 4 year sing his made up good morning song to his little brother. Puts a smile on my face everyday.

sensgal at hotmail dot com

JL said...

I'm a new follower to your blog.

sensgal at hotmail dot com