Win BIG in the 2009 dailySpark Holiday Giveaway


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This job comes with many cool perks: not getting in trouble at work for spending time on SparkPeople, doing the Hundred Pushups Challenge during breaks (yep, we're doing it. I'll let you know how it goes), and sharing the inspirational Success Stories of our members.

But this time of year, I have another perk: organizing the dailySpark Holiday Giveaway.

Without you, there would be no dailySpark, so as a way to say thank you for all of your support and encouragement, we're proudly announcing our second-annual dailySpark Holiday Giveaway. What are we giving away? That's a surprise! But I can tell you the prizes are pretty awesome. (Want to know what we gave away last year? Click here.)

Today marks the first giveaway. Each Monday from now until Jan. 4, 2010, we will be giving away various prizes to help you along your journey to a healthier you.

So what is the first prize? I'll give you a hint: It's crunchy, chewy, sweet and tasty, comes in a canister and is quite fond of cold milk! Give up? Then keep reading to find out.

We're giving away 5 personalized cereal capsules from [me] & goji!

What is [me] & goji?

According to the company: "You design your cereal online from our 30+ all natural and organic ingredients. We hand mix it in New England and ship it to your home within a week in our cereal capsule."

"[me] & goji is the dream of three friends Adam, Alexander, and Carl combining our passions for healthy food, unique products and good design: cereal couture, if you will. we are a mission-driven company that believes in using our resources in ways that benefit the environment and social needs."

We created our own cereal blend this spring.

Now, in addition to creating your own cereal mix, you can also personalize the cereal capsule.

The winner of this first giveaway would get 5 picture capsules to send to family and friends (approximate value: $130), courtesy of [me] & goji.

You'd get to:

  • create any 5 mixes
  • name them
  • place any pictures on the capsules
  • have them shipped to whatever address they want (separate ones if desired)
The option to place a picture on the cereal capsule has gotten tremendous positive feedback. It was mentioned on the Today Show, and recently celebrities such as Erykah Badu and Ludacris have had their pictures on capsules.

A pretty cool gift, right? Sounds like a great way to get your family and friends (or yourself) to eat a high-fiber, healthy breakfast each morning.

To enter, click here!

The contest is open between now and 9 a.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. The rules are the same as always. (And just to reiterate: Were sorry, wed love to include members outside of the United States in the contest, but the legal work involved is too overwhelming wed prefer to spend our resources improving the site!)

If you win, what kind of cereal would you create? What's your favorite kind of breakfast cereal? (As a kid, I loved Quaker Corn Bran. Now I love Quaker Oatmeal Squares.

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  • 119
    Who won? Are the winners posted yet? - 12/14/2009   4:41:52 AM
  • 118
    wow, how interesting about the off to go check it out now!
    THANKS for giving us more rewards, this site is such a great gift as it is. - 12/7/2009   12:09:35 AM
  • 117
    Yay! I love prizes! I love anything with nuts, whole oats, and grains. I really like peanut butter, too! - 12/5/2009   3:42:45 PM
  • 4SCOTT
    my dog and i share a bowl of life cereal with splenda every morning, but clusters might be good with cranberries and almonds - 12/5/2009   3:22:46 AM
  • AUGUST_66
    I like oatmal and berries. - 12/4/2009   6:29:44 PM
  • 114
    I went on the site to create a cereal, They have AWESOME Choices. I would love this as a gift. - 12/3/2009   3:43:37 PM
  • 113
    I am an oatmeal girl! - 12/3/2009   9:39:22 AM
  • 112
    I'm not sure, but I know it would be fun trying! I love cereal that stays crunchy in the milk. - 12/3/2009   9:13:53 AM
  • 111
    I'm a huge fan of Raisin Bran extra . . . . I'd probably create something similar . . . cranberries, raisins, bran flakes . . . Mmmmmm. - 12/3/2009   6:46:16 AM
  • GINA812
    Something crunchy and naturally sweet with lots of oats... I grew up loving clusters, cheerios, and crispex... it would be fun to try different mixes! - 12/2/2009   9:45:43 PM
  • CAROLD48
    Oats and nuts and plenty of dried fruit - 12/2/2009   5:47:49 PM
  • 108
    Oooh fun! I like honey bunches of oats and honey nut cheerios too. I'd have to see the possibilities and create something totally yummy. - 12/2/2009   1:34:23 PM
  • 107
    The contest is weekly, right? Do we enter once a week or do we enter once a day to increase our chances. I didn't see that specified in the rules. Thanks and good luck everyone! - 12/2/2009   11:36:47 AM
  • 106
    oats, honey, walnuts and blueberries...............yummo - 12/2/2009   9:46:59 AM
  • 105
    I'd love to win - there are 5 of us here, so we could each make our own blend. I looked it over, and I think I'd go with the shredded wheat, with loads of fruits in it. I know my little ones would start with the O's though. :) - 12/2/2009   7:50:53 AM
  • 104
    Oatmeal - Shredded Wheat (made with hot water) - Cheerios - cranberries and walnuts sounds like fiber heaven

    I passed this on in all my Team rooms and emailed all my friends. Even if I don't win, I hope I know the people who do.

    Thanks for a healthy great idea that can be enjoyed by lactose intolerant people as well as people who can eat anything! - 12/2/2009   6:24:24 AM
  • 103
    Oh, yeah- almonds, macadamia nuts, fruit, fruit... sounds like a wonderful gift for me and for family. I like the idea of the photos on the cans! - 12/2/2009   1:58:46 AM
  • 102
    Hmm, I think I would just add heaps of fruit to granola. What I miss that they don't have is something like the shredded wheat that used to come stuffed with either smushed up raisins or dried strawberries. Those raisin ones were great! - 12/1/2009   10:51:32 PM
  • 101
    I am loving the idea.... - 12/1/2009   10:29:14 PM
  • 100
    I like Frosted mini wheats with fresh blueberries in them or fresh sliced strawberries in them - 12/1/2009   9:33:40 PM
  • 99
    Sounds great!! I LOVE Cheerios and Wheat Chex :D - 12/1/2009   9:22:25 PM
  • 98
    Cheerios! I would start with Cheerios and add some other ingredients from there. - 12/1/2009   9:19:29 PM
  • 97
    I love Quaker Oh's but they don't make them in high production anylonger.

    SIGH they are sooooo delicious - 12/1/2009   9:07:31 PM
  • 96
    I eat Cheerios because they seem to fulfill my breakfast cravings but I don't particularly love it. I think I'd like something with cranberries and almonds. - 12/1/2009   6:52:56 PM
  • 95
    Unfortunately, I grew up in the Tony the Tiger and Captain Crunch era! Now when I eat cereal, I usually eat raisin bran or Grape Nuts. I don't like much sweet stuff in the morning, so I would really like to try designing my own mix of ingredients! Raisins and dried fruits are about as much as I want for sweet in the morning, so crunch would definitely be how I would go! - 12/1/2009   6:41:01 PM
  • 94
    When I was a kid I loved a cereal called Buckwheats. It was like Total but with a honey glaze on the flakes. Now I really like Oatmeal or Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. - 12/1/2009   4:52:28 PM
    It disturbs me that this company supports BET, a channel that blatantly exploits & promotes African-American stereotypes & that sparkpeople, by supporting this company also supports BET. Regardless, I still entered because the idea of mixing my own cereal blends is too interesting to not try for. - 12/1/2009   3:17:11 PM
    Something fruity and nutty -- and high fiber. - 12/1/2009   2:55:17 PM
  • 91
    Cool prize! - 12/1/2009   2:50:33 PM
  • 90
    I would make a hot combo...I like starting the day with hot oatmeal...maybe add some grapenuts type cereal, oh yummy - 12/1/2009   2:22:00 PM
  • 89
    Well, I would love to enter...but looks like Canadians are out! LOL Either way, it sounds like a great idea. Good on ya! - 12/1/2009   1:36:13 PM
  • 88
    I love puffed rice cereal. When I was a kid I NEVER got sweet cereal at home, so it was a treat to have frosted flakes at my Grandma's house. - 12/1/2009   1:18:03 PM
  • 87
    I'd never pay $11.99 for cereal.
    I like Oatmeal and Walmart's brand is the same as Quakers. Chex, Banana Nut Crunch and Rice Crispies WHEN I have a coupon and it is also ON SALE. - 12/1/2009   1:03:46 PM
  • BSWEET101
    Samurai Wheat, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Cranberries, Raisins, Pistachios, Almonds. Yummy! But at $11.15 a canister, I don't think I'll be buying this for myself any time soon. I hope I win! - 12/1/2009   12:36:18 PM
  • 85
    Special K with Red Berries, shredded wheat (prepared using hot water), and oatmeal have become my favorites. I add fruit to all of them.

    Kat - 12/1/2009   12:11:57 PM
  • 84
    Cereal is one of my favorite meals either for breakfast or dinner. Favorites are Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, with raisins, bananas, blueberries or strawberries. First I've heard of Me and Goji Cereal but sounds great! - 12/1/2009   11:39:31 AM
    I love love love Honey Nut Cheerios - 12/1/2009   11:32:41 AM
    I'm with RD03875...$11.99 a box for cereal! Definitely not in my budget! - 12/1/2009   11:28:26 AM
    Cheerios is my favorite and mixed with blueberries and almonds slivers and bran flakes would be so yum! - 12/1/2009   10:52:59 AM
    cheerios or shredded wheat or honey bunches of oats with a ton of bananas and raspberries - 12/1/2009   10:50:30 AM
    I eat my cereal dry, so something crunchy with dried fruits and pecans. - 12/1/2009   10:47:34 AM
  • 78
    Does anyone remember Krumbles? It was my favorite cereal as a kid but they don't make it any more. It was a bran cereal but it was in long thin strips and it tasted kind of sweet to me. I love Kix because of the crunchy air like feel when you eat them. I love shredded wheat, the big ones with warm milk over them to mke a hot cereal in the winter. and of course good old fashion oatmeal! No cinnamon sugar or apple raisin just plain. - 12/1/2009   10:44:11 AM
    Don't have time to look at all the choices but I like that they have Gluten Free choices - YEAH!! - 12/1/2009   10:36:46 AM
  • 76
    definitely something with nuts! - 12/1/2009   10:22:41 AM
    What a way cool healthy gift! - 12/1/2009   10:06:40 AM
  • 74
    I would need Gluten Free cereal. The now GF Chex cereals are pretty great. I would add dried cherries and almonds. Great idea! Love the idea of photos on the canisters. I scrapbook so this would be extra fun. - 12/1/2009   9:57:58 AM
  • 73
    If I had to make a cereal I'd make sure I used these ingredents ; organic granola, berries of all sorts, honey, bunches of nuts, and a touch of LOVE - 12/1/2009   9:42:53 AM
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  • 71
    a mix of cheerios and maple nut pecan from post and raisins and dried cranberries, and dried blueberries and rice crispies - 12/1/2009   9:31:52 AM

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