Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Last Birthday Bash Giveaway -- Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

This giveaway is deceiving, in a good way. You may dismiss my very last giveaway of the Blog's Birthday Bash thinking . . .

"Coconut oil? Won't that make me fat? Isn't it unhealthy?"



Friend, this is a fine little giveaway that can actually help out your grocery budget for a month and possibly slenderize your waistline!

I absolutely LOVE coconut oil.

Let me tell you how I use it. This is NOT an endorsement for you to use it in such a way. In fact, I chose to do these things on my volition . . . some of these are MY ideas and others were suggested to me by my friends. They are NOT scientific facts, NOR are they endorsed by Tropical Traditions.

Don't you love how overly honest I have to be about this? (Thanks new FTC laws for bloggers.)

(Note: I even used coconut oil this way before Tropical Traditions sent me a free sample to review.

And here is another Disclaimer:
Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.)

That said, I have tried other coconut oils and hands down, Tropical Traditions is my favorite. I HAVE to have it in my pantry! In fact, it has a permanent home on the kitchen counter top next to my Vita Mix and compost bucket!)
  • lathered on top of toast
  • a dollop in a smoothie
  • to coat the pan when making cheese eggs, omelets, or sauteed veggies
  • to lubricate a sore baby bottom painted with a diaper rash
  • to soften, clean, and heal a flesh wound
  • to moisturize my dry face in the winter
  • mixed in with fresh fruit
  • in lieu of butter when I make whole wheat bread or other baked items
  • as one of two oils in my homemade granola
  • a spoonful to ward off sickness
  • a spoonful when we are sick to heal quicker
  • for dessert when mixed with peanut butter, cocoa and honey
  • simply every day because it supports my thyroid and weight loss
I love coconut oil! And I want you to, too!!! Please try this stuff out!

Want to know what you are playing for?

Giveaway #7
Tropical Traditions 32 ounce jar of Virgin Coconut Oil

RULES

Please, please, please . . .do not put more than one entry per comment. I will be using www.random.org to pick the winners. So if you would like for your comments to count, leave individual comments.

All options are worth 1 entry, unless otherwise stated.
  1. (Mandatory) Click on the link and subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter.
  2. Tweet about this giveaway, making sure to include @GranolaMom4God and leave a comment back at the blog.
  3. Become one of my fans through Google Connect if you aren't already!
  4. Become a follower of me on Twitter or Facebook . . . leave separate comments for this.
  5. Watch this video and come back and tell me what you learned about how Virgin coconut Oil is made!
  6. Put my blog, http://www.granolamom4god.com, on your blog roll in a continuously visible location, not just a blog post.
  7. Grab my button and place it on your blog for all to see!
  8. Visit Tropical Traditions recipe website and tell me what recipe you would like to try (1 entry). Make that recipe, blog about it, or send me a picture of your coconut creation and earn 5 entries! (Leave 5 comments)
  9. Buy something from Tropical Traditions. When they ask you how you heard about Tropical Traditions, list my sponsor id (5498794)and you'll get a free book called How it has changed people’s lives, and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy, with your order. (I won't make any money off of this . . . but I will get a coupon for other Tropical Traditions products.) This is worth 10 entries!


Remember, only #1 is mandatory
. The rest of the entries are optional, but you MUST comment separately for each one.

The Fine Print:
I will email you when you have won. You cannot win more than one giveaway. I must have your email address to alert you to your prize. You can include that in your comment or email me separately at thegranolamom4god@gmail.com.
You must respond within 24 hours.

Contest ends 10/20/09

71 comments:

Attila & Tamara said...

I subscribed to their newsletter!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

PS I've really been wanted some coconut oil! I hope I win this!!!!

Attila & Tamara said...

Fan/follower through Google Connect!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

Twitter follower!

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Attila & Tamara said...

The coconut latte recipe looks delicious! I love my morning latte and a I LOVE coconut!

momof3munchkins said...

I subscribed to their newsletter

tolsmamm at juno dot com

momof3munchkins said...

I follow through google friend

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momof3munchkins said...

I follow on twitter

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momof3munchkins said...

I have your button on my blog

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momof3munchkins said...

The chocolate chip oatmeal cookies look good!

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Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Love Coconut oil. Have used it for over 16 years and it's absolutely amazing. It makes eggs and pancakes taste beautiful and the benefits on our skin and within our body are amazing! So glad you get info out to people who many not know this already.

Attila & Tamara said...

I watched the video. Really interesting. I learned that this coconut oil is processed by hand, the traditional way in the Philippines. Sounds great! Hope I win it!

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Carisa said...

I have been wanting to try this brand, we currently use Nutiva. We LOVE Coconut Oil around here!!! It's the only thing that has helped with Ladybug's dry skin!

;) Carisa

Carisa said...

I tweeted ;)

Carisa said...

I follow you on Twitter ;)

Jen said...

I went on the website and signed up for the newsletter jennalizdavisatgmaildotcom

Jen said...

I would like to try the Coffee Heaven Recipe, along with several others.

Jen said...

I am an FB fan.

Jen said...

Google follower

apeacefulstill said...

I follow you on twitter

apeacefulstill said...

I follow you on facebook!

apeacefulstill said...

I have subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter

apeacefulstill said...

You are in my blogroll

Jennifer said...

I am subscribed to their newsletter
jennifer@makemoneyworkonline.com

Jennifer said...

coconut oil is made by hand.
jennifer@makemoneyworkonline.com

Jennifer said...

I would like to try the chicken curry recipe.
jennifer@makemoneyworkonline.com

Tami said...

i sub to TT'S newsletter (i love them too!)

Tami said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/agodlyhomemaker/status/4946532546

Tami said...

they grate it, drain the milk and let the oil separate naturally.

Tami said...

i want to try the Coconut Flour Baking Powder Biscuits and since i have TT's coconut flour i just might do that today!

SuperAngel said...

I'm subscribed to TT's newletter
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SuperAngel said...

I follow your blog.
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SuperAngel said...

I follow on facebook: Amanda Dixon
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SuperAngel said...

TT makes the VCO from the milk by separating it. They also are providing for the locals by having them work for them with a job that the Filipinos have been doing for years!
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SuperAngel said...

I added your blog ad: Site Surfin'
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SuperAngel said...

I'd love to make the Coconut Flour Baking Powder Biscuit
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Emily N. said...

I'm already subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter w/ the email in my profile.

Emily N. said...

I'd like to try the Coconut Cream Hot Chocolate recipe. Email in profile or use gotfire (at) yahoodotcom.

Becky said...

I subscribed to the newsletter!

chen24b(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky said...

I just placed an order with Tropical Traditions and gave them your sponsor id. Perfect timing, since I was planning on ordering from them today anyway.

Dina said...

I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

Dina said...

http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/4977449993

Dina said...

blog roll http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/

Dina said...

Fan on FB

Dina said...

I like the Coconut Flour Baking Powder Biscuits.

Chocolate-Covered Chaos... said...

I'm a subscriber!

Chocolate-Covered Chaos... said...

It's amazing to me that the oil is hand-processed without machinery. I love that small farmers are being supported this way.

Chocolate-Covered Chaos... said...

I would love to try a recipe with coconut flour...maybe the biscuits.

Juanita said...

I have been using coconut oil for a couple of years in cooking and baking, using a different brand, though. Yesterday I went to TT's website and placed my first order, signed up for their newsletter and signed up for their blog. I am going to try the Coffee Heaven recipe (ordered the coconut cream concentrate for this). I'll have my coffee and health together. LOL

Anne Tess said...

I am already a subscriber to Tropical Traditions' e-mail newsletter.

Anne Tess said...

I placed your blog button on my blog:

http://nelly320.blogspot.com/

Anne Tess said...

I am now following you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway and your blog:

@Nelly320

Anne Tess said...

I added your blog to my blog roll:

http://nelly320.blogspot.com/

Anne Tess said...

I became a fan of yours through GoogleConnect.

Anne Tess said...

I watched the video. Very neat to see how the coconuts are hand-processed from picking through final product. I learned how coconuts are grated, and then how the oil separates from the milk. Thank you for offering this give-a-way! :-)

Anne Tess said...

Would love to try the GF Chocolate Chip Banana Coconut Muffin recipe! Will have to wait until I'm able to purchase coconut oil! :-)

Trisha said...

I signed up for the newsletter! :)

Trisha said...

I enjoyed watching the video. I have used Nutiva brand, but have not yet tried tropical traditions. I didn't know they are the only one that hand makes it and the rest machines. If I don't win I will have to try this brand for sure--sounds superior! :)

Trisha said...

I have your botton on my blog! :)

Trisha said...

I am a follower! :)

Trisha said...

I follow you on facebook!

Trisha said...

You are on my blog roll. I love it because I always know when you have a new post!

Attila & Tamara said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/szogediek/statuses/5012920692

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

matt4melis(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I watched the video. I love that the coconuts are processed within 24 hours of being cut from the trees.

matt4melis(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Coconut Mayonnaise recipe.

matt4melis(at)hotmail(dot)com

Loving Touch Wet Bags said...

I subscribed

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Loving Touch Wet Bags said...

i'm following you here on your blog :)

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Julie said...

I subscribe to their newsletter. :)

meritVCO virgin coconut oil said...

I’m a avid fan of MeritVCO extra virgin coconut oil.
I use it for moisturizing my skin after taking a shower.
It leaves my skin soft and supple. I also use it to condition and moisturize my hair. Virgin coconut oil also makes an excellent addition to a fruit
smoothie or protein drink

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