Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Do What You Love with Cheerios (Giveaway Closed)

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My primary reason for trying to be healthy is to have more opportunity to do what I love to do!  Whether that's spending time with family, helping other people, reading, or papercrafting, it's all better when we enjoy good health.

Cheerios, made from 100 percent whole grain oats, can be part of a heart-healthy diet.  Right now they're sponsoring a contest to win the experience of a lifetime with either country music superstar Martina McBride or professional athlete Cal Ripken Jr.

One music lover (and a guest) will tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with McBride, hang out with her in her recording studio--the world famous Blackbird Studio in Nashville--and even get VIP tickets to one of her upcoming concerts.

Another lucky baseball enthusiast (and a guest) will have the chance to hang out and play catch with Ripken and to tour the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy in Aberdeen, Maryland, with the "Iron Man" of baseball himself. In addition, the winner will throw out the first pitch at the Cal Ripken World Series and sit in Ripken´s reserved seats at a Baltimore baseball game.

Pretty great prizes, right?  If you'd like a chance to win, visit http://www.cheerios.com/love to submit your 150-250 word original story and photo, showcasing what you love to do.  You'll find all the details at that link, too.  Entries will be accepted through July 23.

While you're thinking about that, you have a chance to win a "Do What You Love" prize pack from Cheerios.  This prize pack includes one box of Cheerios and a $25 American Express Gift Card that you can use towards doing what you love.

This giveaway is closed.

Here's how to enter: Just leave a comment to tell me how you love your heart so you can do what you love. Super-easy! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):
  • 'Like' Cheerios on Facebook. (2 entries)
  • Comment to tell me your favorite flavor of Cheerios. (1 entry)
  • Comment to tell me which Do What You Love Celebrity Experience you would rather win. (1 entry)
  • Comment on a non-giveaway post on my blog. (2 entries per post, limit 6 entries total)
  • Follow me on Twitter. Tweet about this giveaway ( RT @FC_Melissa Enter to win a Cheerios prize pack including a $25 GC! http://bit.ly/aLdjmI #giveaway #mbsspark ). (1 entry per day)
  • Subscribe to my blog in a feed reader or by email, or follow on Google Friend Connect. If you already do, leave a comment to let me know. Email subscriptions must be verified to qualify. (2 entries)
More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 7/26/10 at noon (Eastern time). Winners will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Each winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. No P.O. Box addresses. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure:  Cheerios, through MyBlogSpark, provided me with the information and review product, and is providing the giveaway prize.

Good luck, and thanks for reading!

286 comments :

  1. I love my heart by taking a baby aspirin daily.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. My favorite flavor of Cheerios is Honey Nut.

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  3. I like Cheerios on Facebook (Mary Happymommy).

    #2

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  4. I like Cheerios on Facebook (Mary Happymommy).

    #1

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  5. I'd rather win the Martina McBride experience.

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  6. I try to use more oats in recipes, like breads and casseroles.

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  7. http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/18513283098

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  8. My favorite flavor is the original in the yellow box.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I run on the treadmill six days a week and chase my 4 year old twins everyday. :)

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  10. email subscriber

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  11. I would love to win Cal Ripken for my Aunt. I really do think she is his biggest fan.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I follow you and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/18514321785

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  13. i love the banana nut flavor !!! I even give them to Broxton for a snack from time to time

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  14. i eat cheerios versus the sugary cereal...
    and guess what?
    i even mix cheerios with the boys "fruity" make that SUGARY cereal... lol, they caught me, but they now call it twisted cereal...
    I want us all around as long as possible

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  15. I love my heart by eating healthy and exercising.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  16. Like Cheerios on Facebook, entry 2.
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  17. Like Cheerios on Facebook. entry 1
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  18. My favorite flavor is honey nut cheerios.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  19. Would like the Martina McBride experience.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  20. Follow on Twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/18518981663
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  21. Follow in GFC entry 2.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  22. Follow in GFC. entry 1
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  23. Somehow I always knew cheerios were good for us LOL

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  24. Commented on Step Up to the Cupcake Bar, entry 2
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  25. I commented on Step Up to the (Cupcake)Bar. Entry 1
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  26. Commented on the Dishing It Summer Reading List.
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  27. I commented on the Dishing It Summer Reading List. Entry 1
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  28. Commented on We are the Body- the Crucified Life.
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  29. Commented on We are the Body- the Crucified Life
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  30. tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/18521126511

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  31. I love my heart so I eat fresh fruits and I take the vitamins and a baby aspirin at night.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  32. I try to eat healthy and to exercise (walk) a couple times a week. Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  33. My favorite is the original Cheerios. (yellow box).
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  34. I subscribe via email #1
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow via GFC #2
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow via GFC #1
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  37. I subscribe via email #2
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  38. My favorite flavor of Cheerios is Multi Grain.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  39. I ride my bike to the produce market and buy delicious, healthy summer fruit.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  40. I'd like to win the Cal Ripken experience

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  41. I love my heart by exercising and eating well!

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I "liked" Cheerios on Facebook. (Thrifty Sarah) #2

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I "liked" Cheerios on Facebook. (Thrifty Sarah) #1

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I like the Cherrios with Berries!

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  45. My favorite Cheerio is the Honey Nut Cheerio!

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I'm trying to lose some weight and generally get in shape by walking a few mornings a week and eating better.

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  47. I follow you on Google's feed reader #2

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  48. I follow you on Google's feed reader #1

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  49. I'm following you on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/18542068756

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I'm following you on GFC. #2

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  51. I'm following you on GFC. #1

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I would love to meet Martina McBride! :)

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. I exercise daily and eat healthy to love my heart so I can do what I love.

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  54. 'Like' Cheerios on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.
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  55. 'Like' Cheerios on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.
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  56. I like honey nut Cheerios.

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  57. I'm a subscriber.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com
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  58. I'm a subscriber.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com
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  59. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/18544085910 @tcarolinep follower

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  60. I'd like Martina McBride Celebrity Experience
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  61. I love my heart by trying to eliminate stress from my life!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  62. I love honey nut cheerios!!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  63. I would love to win the Cal Ripkin experience..my son would LOVE this!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  64. I'm an email subscriber #2
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  65. I'm an email subscriber #1
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  66. Email subscriber 2

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  67. Email subscriber 1

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  68. I try to eat right and exercise along with taking my meds...heart disease is big in my family.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  69. I love my heart by getting daily exercise. I love bike riding outdoors during the summer, so it's easy to do.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  70. I'd prefer the Martina McBride experience. I love her music.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  71. Banana Nut Cheerios are my favorite flavor.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  72. follow on twitter + tweet

    http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/18559851287

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  73. subscribe via google reader entry 1

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  74. subscribe via google reader entry 2

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  75. follow via google friend connect entry 1

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  76. email subscriber entry 1

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  77. follow via google friend connect entry 2

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  78. email subscriber entry 2

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  79. I love biking with my husband - a good bonding time for us and also to keep our hearts healthy

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  80. I like the Honey Nut variant of Cheerios

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  81. I'd like to win the Martina McBride experience

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  82. E-mail subscriber (2)

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  83. E-mail subscriber (1)

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  84. Following on Twitter (@mandalarctic) and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/mandalarctic/status/18583606305

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  85. I love my heart by walking 3x's a week.

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  86. I liked cheerios on facebook (Teresa VanCour Hewson)

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  87. I would rather win the Martina McBride Celebrity Experience.

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  88. I left a comment on your Step Up to the (Cupcake) Bar -- Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe.

    #2

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  89. I left a comment on your Step Up to the (Cupcake) Bar -- Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe.

    #1

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  90. I commented on your Dishing It! ~ Summer Reading List post.

    #1

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  91. I commented on your Dishing It! ~ Summer Reading List post.

    #2

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  92. I commented on your Peanut Butter Cookies - Cookie Stamp post.

    #2

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  93. I commented on your Easy Peanut Butter Cookies - Cookie Stamps post.

    #1

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  94. I love my heart by trying to eat salmon or an omega fatty oil at least weekly.

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  95. FB fan of Cheerios. 2

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  96. FB fan of Cheerios. 1

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  97. I love, love, love the Yogurt Burst Cheerios! If you haven't tried them, please do! They are wonderful! ;)

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  98. I would rather win the Martina McBride contest!

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  99. Subscribe via GFC! 2

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  100. Subscribe via GFC! 1

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  101. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/18602675420

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. tweeted 7/15:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/18603984202

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  103. I love my heart by trying to eat healthy and get excercise.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  104. I like honey nut cheerios.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  105. I am a email subscriber.2
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  106. I am a email subscriber.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  107. I would like the cal ripken experience.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  108. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/18606227361

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  109. tweet

    http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/18641948339

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  110. I follow on Google Friend connect.

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  111. I try to eat a low-fat diet and to stay a healthy weight.

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  112. I commented on your Unburdened Review post. #2

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  113. I commented on your Unburdened Review post. #1

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  114. i love honey nut cheerios
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  115. email subscriber
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  116. i eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  117. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/18681943925

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/18683789530

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  119. tweeted 7/16:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/18690083911

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  120. We try to do healthy grains with our meals :)

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  121. The boys love honey nut, I love the mult grain :)

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  122. Tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/AlexisAKAMOM/status/18702735150

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  123. David and Goliath (Book Review) #1

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  124. Step Up to the (Cupcake) Bar -- Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe #2 ... Phew I think I'm all caught up :)

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  125. Step Up to the (Cupcake) Bar -- Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe #1

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  126. David and Goliath (Book Review) #2

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  127. tweet

    http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/18731956105

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  128. My favorite are multigrain cheerios! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  129. http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/18732735934 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  130. I love horseback riding! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  131. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/18762919299

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  132. tweeted 7/17:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/18765631010

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  133. tweet

    http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/18795769241

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  134. my husband and I try to exercise every day-either walk or ride our bikes

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  135. i have switched to whole grain pastas and breads
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  136. i like the cal ripken jr experience

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  137. I actually walk daily! alot! lol

    I also LOVE Honey Nut Cheerios for the good taste & for the heart health benefits!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. Like Cheerios on facebook

    www.facebook.com/ajoebloe

    Joey J.

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  139. like cheerios on facebook

    www.facebook.com/ajoebloe

    Joey J.

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  140. My fave flavor of cheerios are Honey Nut Cheerios! yum! Plus, heart healthy! eat them daily!

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  141. tweeted 7/18:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/18845491456

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  142. I love my heart by going for walks on my breaks at work.

    georgiabloom316 at gmail dot com

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  143. I'm following you on Twitter (georgiabloom) and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/georgiabloom/status/18846071660

    georgiabloom316 at gmail dot com

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  144. My favorite flavor is Honey Nut Cheerios. Been eatin' 'em since I was 3!

    georgiabloom316 at gmail dot com

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  145. I follow via GFC.

    georgiabloom316 at gmail dot com

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  146. The Martina McBride experience would be so cool!

    georgiabloom316 at gmail dot com

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  147. tweet

    http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/18874241190

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  148. I love my heart by eating oatmeal.

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  149. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/18913185814

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  150. tweeted 7/19:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/18920141522

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  151. I do regular cardio workouts for my heart!
    barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

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  152. Like Cheerios on Facebook Barbara Montag
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    barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

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  153. Favorite Cheerios - Chocolate!
    barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

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  154. Like Cheerios on Facebook Barbara Montag
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  155. I'd like to win this one - Cal Ripken Celebrity Experience.
    barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

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  156. I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama and a daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/18923139776
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  157. Following you - Google Friend Connect
    barbara.montyj at gmail dot com
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  158. Following you - Google Friend Connect
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  159. RSS Subscriber #2
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  160. RSS Subscriber #1
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  161. I love my heart by exercising.

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

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  162. My favorite Cheerios are the original yellow box Cheerios.

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

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  163. I would love to win the Martina McBride prize.

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  164. I'm following on GFC. #2

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  165. I'm following on GFC. #1

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  166. I love my heart by losing 40 lbs over the last year!

    skerst at frontiernet dot net

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  167. My favorite flavor of Cheerios is the original.

    skerst at frontiernet dot net

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  168. I would love to win the Matina McBride prize.

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  169. tweet

    http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/18959363778

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