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UPDATE: The winner has been selected by randomizer.org and notified by email. Congratulations to Allegro!

Thanks to the wonderful people over at myblogspark.com and Nature Valley, it's time for our next giveaway! I've had the opportunity to test out the new and delicious Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, advertised as the "perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors paired with a crunchy texture you can see and taste." I have to admit, I had been eyeing these in the grocery store and was delighted at the chance to try them out. I have always loved Nature Valley crunchy granola bars and keep my pantry stocked with them, but any of you who have tried them surely know that they are not the best food to eat inconspicuously on-the-go because they are so crumbly! Now Nature Valley has come up with a solution made in snack heaven...perfect little bites of granola, nuts, and a touch of honey, all in a re-sealable pouch and ready to pop in your mouth on the trail or any time you need a pick-me-up. They come in four varieties - Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, Roasted Cashew, and Honey Roasted Peanut - meaning there is something for everyone! Personally I couldn't decide on a favorite between almond, peanut, and nut lovers, but my husband quickly chose cashew as his favorite. Even my 4-year-old son loves them and zeroed in on the nut lovers variety. Now if they would just make a variety bag that had all of the four individual flavors included in the same bag, we'd be set! So, now that I have your mouth watering to try out what is now on my list of favorite snacks, how about a chance to win some of your own?


One winner will receive a Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters "Snack Pack" that will include all four varieties of the Granola Nut Clusters along with a sling backpack, stainless steel water bottle, flashlight and binoculars!



All you have to do to enter is post a comment on this page. Be sure to include your email address or have it listed publicly on your blogger account so that I have a way to contact you if you win. You may enter once daily. U.S. Residents only, please.

Extra entries may be gained by doing any of the following:
1. Tell me what your favorite elements of nature are (1x total during contest period).
2. Tell me what your favorite snack is (1x total during contest period).
3. Follow my blog (if you already follow my blog, just make a comment saying so) (1x total during contest period).
4. Post about this contest on another site, such as Twitter or Facebook (up to 1x daily).

Don't forget to post an additional comment for each of these that you do in order for it to count as an entry.

This contest will end on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. The winner will be selected by randomizer.org and will be emailed and posted here shortly thereafter.

Good luck, and happy snacking!

157 comments:

1agordon said...

these look yummy

peg42 said...

What a wonderful prize pack. I really love Nature Valley products. Thanks so much.

peg42 said...

My favorite element of Nature is the beach and ocean. I find it so calming and relaxing and really interesting. thanks.

peg42 said...

My favorite snack is yogart

peg42 said...

I'm a follower. Thanks

Amanda S. said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Amanda S. said...

My favorite element of nature is the mountains.

LilMisfit said...

I tried these and LOVED them! I had the roasted cashew and they were delicious! I would love to have more.

Amanda S. said...

My favorite snack is really good cheese and crackers.

LilMisfit said...

I am a beach girl, myself. Nothing prettier than watch the sun go down over the ocean.

Oh -- and I forgot to put my email on my last comment.

Jamie
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LilMisfit said...

My favorite snack as of the last few weeks are Quakes. Have you tried them? Very delicious and very low cal. I love the apple cinnamon flavor.

jamiebutler@q.com

LilMisfit said...

I do follow this blog, which I found through Heidi's blog a few months ago. I don't follow your private family blog, although I would love to! But this blog is so helpful with little tips and bargains!

Again... it's me.
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randio said...

What a great giveaway. It tastes so good & it's healthy too!

randio said...

I love everything about the beach, the sand between my toes, the sound of the surf, playing in the waves!

Alicia said...

We have five people in our family who would love to try these nut clusters!
Alicia Webster
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Alicia said...

My favorite elements of nature are: heavy rain and/or storms, wind, fog, thunder/lightening, mist/dew, and snow/ice/sleet, trees, leaves, and dirt.
Alicia Webster
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Alicia said...

My favorite snack is marinated tofu sticks, or gingerbread cookies.
Alicia Webster
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Alicia said...

I follow your blog
Alicia Webster
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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com What a nice healthy giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com Favorite elements of nature are the ocean, with its waves, scent, and beauty and power.

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com Favorite snack is potato chips and onion dip.

cdziuba said...

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mverno said...

i totally want this mverno@roadrunner.com

Holly said...

Aw Suz, how nice of you to make a giveaway for my favorite brand of granola (besides homemade, of course) on my birthday! Thankyou! :)

Holly J
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Holly said...

I feel like ALL of my meals are snacks now - whatever I can make with a wriggly baby in my arms. I'd say my rediscovered favorite these days is fresh peaches in milk. yummmmmmm

Holly said...

That's a hard one because nature IS my favorite - but I'd probably have to say anything that has to do with the sky. Sun, rain, lightning storms, rainbows, monsoons, CLOUDS...yep, I'm pickin' sky.

wantsandwishes said...

I hope I win this one. What a great contest.

wantsandwishes said...

One of my favorite elements of nature is water. I love going where there are water falls. The sound of water is so peaceful and makes me feel alive.

wantsandwishes said...

I became one of your followers.

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

I have tried a free sample of these & oh my gosh they are so yummy! I would love to have these on hand in the office as a mid day snack.

Laura said...

These are good.Gives me a quick burst of energy.
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JC said...

I'd like to try Roasted Cashew!

JC said...

My favorite elements of nature are water, constellations and sunshine!

JC said...

Favorite snack is ice cream!

JC said...

Blog follower.

JC said...

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tutugirl said...

I tasted these this last week and have to say they are quite good.

Stephanie said...

love their granola bars so these look tasty
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Stephanie said...

I love water -- favorite element
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Stephanie said...

my favorite snack -- clif bars or cashews
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ky2here said...

Nature Valley is one of my favorite products. They have consistently offered high quality products for many years.

Amber said...

How delicious!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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slb3334 said...

Yummy.

Laura said...

Being able to breathe clean air
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Laura said...

I tweeted

Anonymous said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

these look yummy

llinda29 said...

I like all the products

Laura said...

tweeted

latisha71 said...

I love Nature Valley as a mom of 5 my kids love Nature Valley as well and i feel confident that they are eating a healthy snack!

Cody said...

Would like to try this.
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panicxduh said...

Nature Valley made me fall in love with their products over their Trail bars!
i NEED to try these too~

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panicxduh said...

Fan on Facebook!

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panicxduh said...

Following now on twitter!

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Laura said...

I follow your blog.

buzzd said...

I love Nature Valley

Nicole said...

These sound great!!

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cathiem said...

i Love the Nature Valley Granola tv commercials.

denyse said...

I'd love to win these and try them.
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denyse said...

My favorite snack is nachos and fresh salsa.

denyse_g@hotmail.com

mogrill said...

How yummy! Thanks for the chance!
mogrill@comcast.net

mscoffee77 said...

Sounds great for on the go eating!

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Tarah said...

I've been really wanting to try these out!

Tarah
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Anonymous said...

These look awesome!

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Nickolay said...

Nature Valley Granola Bars are the greatest snacks ever

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sphinx63 said...

I have been wanting to try these, thanks for the chance!

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mom2anutball said...

I would love to try these! Thanks for the chance!
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mom2anutball said...

I like to snack on corn nuts! Thanks!
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mom2anutball said...

I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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Bianca said...

i just got those at safeway (since i had coupons).. we all love those !!!

Laura said...

tweet 9/26
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clc408 said...

I sampled these at the grocery - they're delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.

Erica C. said...

Very tasty! Thanks :)

krstrpp said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

mar said...

I so like Nature Valley products. Their granola is the best around!

Pat said...

My favorite element of nature is water.
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Pat said...

My favorite snack is string cheese.
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Kimberly L said...

This sounds delicious

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checkers said...

I think I'd like the Roasted Cashew the best from the 4 but I'm a real snackaholic so all 4 would be fabulous I'm sure!
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checkers said...

Wildlife for sure, I luv animals so very much and am an advocate

checkers said...

My favorite snack would be Donut Gems

checkers said...

I'm following your blog.

checkers said...

Tweeted- http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/4424172837

plhill2000 said...

I love granola snacks.

kimbly said...

These look amazing - I can't wait to find them in stores so I can try them!

Thanks for the giveaway

kimbly at gmail dot com

chromiumman said...

i'd love to try these

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bison61 said...

they look good

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Laura said...

tweet 928
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Rachel said...

These are so good! A few weeks ago at Albertson's, a rep was giving away free samples of these. It worked! I promptly bought the Nut Lovers Variety.

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Grant said...

What a great prize package!

gknl at aol dot com

Rachel said...

I love how nature is ever-changing, fluid. I love the cycle of life (and yes, death). I love how nature renews itself. Looking at nature always gives me a renewed sense of hope. :)

racheliznewman(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

My favorite snack is -- don't tell anyone - this week, it's HOT CHEETOS!

racheliznewman(at)gmail(dot)com

metalmomma said...

what a great giveaway!

metalmomma said...

my favorite element of nature is water. i love rivers!

Angela C said...

Thanks for the giveaway:)

Angela C said...

I love red gummie bears, they are my favorite snack!

allison said...

I love the peanut butter granola bars.

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degood said...

I love the nut clusters
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degood said...

I like to sit on the beach and listen to the waves crash in
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degood said...

My favorite all time snack is Hot Tamale Candies
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Tracysweetangl said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks.

Tracysweetangl said...

I love the Ocean.

checkers said...

Daily tweet, http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/4458017021

Tracysweetangl said...

Favorite snack is nacho's.

jsc123 said...

These look really delicious. And definitely like a snack that my whole family would love.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jsc123 said...

My favorite element of nature is the Sun.
Even on a bad day the feeling and warmth of the sun on my face makes me feel so much better.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jsc123 said...

My favorite snack is trail mix. I love the varieties of sweet,salty and crunchy mixed together.

jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

myfoxypup said...

I tried these the other day and they are YUMMY

Pam said...

I've had lots of Nature Valley products before but never the bagged nut clusters. I'd love to try these. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

My favorite component of nature is wind. I love to feel the wind blowing against my face or through my hair. When I was a little girl I'd go outside and spread my arms around and spin in the wind before a storm. I still would if I didn't think my neighbors would have me committed. LOL

Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

My favorite snack is anything salty and cruncy. These snacks sound right up my alley. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

I just signed up to follow on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

courtneystoffel said...

Yum these look great!

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courtneystoffel said...

My fave snack is popcorn.

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Anonymous said...

These look YUMMERS!!! My favorite snack is fresh fruit..

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Derk Thomas said...

The green color of nature is my favorite

Miranda said...

Our household loves trail mix!!

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checkers said...

Daily tweet, http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/4488313039

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kakihara said...

I love water I'm always drawn to it--ocean, rivers, lakes--rain.

Joseph said...

I am looking forward to trying the new Nature Valley Nut Clusters - Nut Lovers flavor. It is the only one I havent tasted yet.

Joseph said...

My favorite Nature Valley snack is their Oat'N Honey classic crunchy granola bars.

Joseph said...

My favorite element of nature is water. The source of life and helps to create (grow) plants, trees, food, etc.

Diane said...

My favorite natural element is water. I would love to live next to a lake.
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

Sonya said...

I love these clusters!

Sonya said...

As far as nature goes, I'm torn between the ocean and the mountains.

packerfantimmy said...

I'm a Nature Valley NUT! What a great giveaway!
Thank you very much.
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packerfantimmy said...

My favorite element of nature is definately rain. Who doesn't love a good thunderstorm?!
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packerfantimmy said...

Considering this is a Nature Valley giveaway, my answer should be different but my favorite snack is Pizza Bites or Kettle corn, it's a toss-up.
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Allegro said...

I'm nuts about nuts! this is a great giveaway!

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js22 said...

ooh these look wonderful!! I haven't tried them yet, but would love to.


Thanks for the giveaway!
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js22 said...

I love the changing leaf colors in autumn!!

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Mishia said...

I'd love to try these clusters!

js22 said...

in the summer it's ice cream and potato chips.
when it's cooler, I like popcorn.
And Jelly Bellys are great any time!

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js22 said...

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js22 said...

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ezmerelda said...

Always looking for good snacks. ezmerelda@mail.com

Charity/ccboobooy said...

I love giving my son healthy snacks. Thanks

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Charity/ccboobooy said...

My favorite elements of nature are water,sun,and life. Thanks

Charity/ccboobooy said...

My favorite snack is a granola bar.

Charity/ccboobooy said...

Following your blog. charity/ccboobooy

Charity/ccboobooy said...

tweeted.

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Shawn said...

This looks like a wonderful prize pack.

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autie said...

I love that pack!

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paryjeja said...

These sound so yummy.
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Leslie S. said...

My husband would love this prize pack.It would come in handy when we go camping.Thanks!

checkers said...

Daily tweet, http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/4513514311

Jinxy and Me said...

Yummy!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following your blog!

AICORP said...

love granola bars

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

kathy pease said...

of nature i love when the leaves change in the fall

kathy pease said...

i love pretzels

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965
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dvice said...

These look really tasty

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