Back 2 School Boogie Giveaway – Prize Package for Mom on the First Day of School!

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Welcome to the Back 2 School Boogie Giveaway!  Huge thanks to hosts The WiC Project and Barefoot Mommies, as well as the event sponsor,, who is providing a $500 cash grand prize!

If you’re new to multi-blog events, here’s how The Back 2 School Boogie works.  Each of the 25 participating blogs must have a minimum of $75 in prizes.  That means the total value of prizes in the event is at least $1,875, plus the grand prize of $500.  After entering one blog’s giveaway, participants can hop to another, for a chance to win another prize and earn more odds toward the grand prize from Save and Make Moola.   Hence, the term “blog hop”! Blog hopping not only allows viewers to read entries and leave comments, but share links and, in this case, participate in giveaways.  A complete list of the participating blogs can be found at

Here at Kelly’s Lucky You, the prize is a package just for Mom!  What are you going to do the first day of school this year?  Cry?  Celebrate?  A little of both?  Well I have a special giveaway for Mom on the first day of school!  I say, curl up on your most comfy sofa or chair, read a good book and munch on some delicious Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels.

First up?  The delicious books, Insatiable and Overbite by NY Times bestselling author, Meg Cabot.  Main character, Meena Harper is familiar with the supernatural.  After all, she knows how you’re going to die.  (Not that you’re going to believe her.  No one ever does.)  Instead of telling a co-worker to avoid driving on a certain expressway because if they do, they are going to die in a fiery crash; she tells them the traffic is backed up.  They are more likely to listen to a traffic report than a psychic prediction!

Single. with an enthusiastic matchmaking neighbor, Meena is getting “fixed up” again – this time with a Romanian prince, of all things.  She wouldn’t agree to it, but she needs material for her job.  As a soap opera writer, knowing things like how to apply a tourniquet or how to describe a European prince, are all part of the daily grind.

Lucien turns out to be more than just a blind date – much more.  Tall, dark, rich and handsome Lucien could be Meena’s dream man.  Could be, but sadly there are problems with their match.  One insurmountable problem is Meena’s reluctance to join the “undead” world of vampires!

What is Meena’s future?  Can she find a way to live (literally) with Lucien?  I won’t spoil a great story!  You are going to have to read “Insatiable” to find out!  “Insatiable” are you?  Want more?  There’s a sequel!  New in June, 2011, hot-off-the-press, “Overbite” is the next book in the series and this prize package includes them both!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  My favorite of Meg Cabot’s books are The Princess Diaries!  The Princess Diaries series was made into two hit movies by Disney, sold over 16 million copies, and has been translated into 38 languages.  Meg is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Meg also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California.

MY TAKE ON THE BOOK:  Insatiable is a delightful combination of elements from other favorites of mine!  Meg Cabot has written a novel with the best of the best, including:

  • the sexiness of vampire novels like Twilight;
  • the mystery of Kay Hooper’s psychic crime fighters;
  • the fun and humor of Stephanie Plum stories by Janet Evanovich.

You will devour this book as quickly as a starved vampire devours his new victim.  I couldn’t put it down!

More, you say?  How about two more great reads by NY Times bestselling author, Dorothea Benton Frank?  Two books in the Lowcountry Series, Lowcountry Summer and Folly Beach.  Here’s what’s being said about these two books:

“Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious.  She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.” – Pat Conroy

“Get ready to laugh and cry.” – Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help

“Frank brilliantly juxtaposes a play within a novel , the past and the present, to bring to life the scintillating Charleston Renaissance of the twenties and a modern woman’s triumphant journey of self-discovery and love.  I loved it – and you will, too.” – Mary Alice Monroe, author of The Butterfly’s Daughter

And to munch on while you read, you have to have some great snacks, no?  How about a coupon for free Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels?  Yes!  I first heard about them on QVC, where they sold like crazy!  If you haven’t tried them, the varieties include cream cheese, different fruits, seasonal favorites, from plain to fancy, but ALL delicious.

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Disclosure: All opinions included in this post are my own, unless otherwise stated. In accordance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing a material connection because I received a gift product for review. My site only publishes reviews of products I can recommend to my readers. The product would have been returned or donated in the case of a negative unpublished review.  Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers for the book prizes and Kim & Scott’s Pretzels for the pretzel prize.


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    Carol L says:

    I learned that they combined a traditional European recipe with their own special twist, creating a truly handmade soft pretzel that is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    Julie Witt says:

    I learned that they have a chocolate crumb pretzel, and that I am in love!!!

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    I am not dying for their chocolate products-everything is made fresh
    Krystal Larson recently posted..The Garden of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang

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    I went to and found out that they have gluten free pretzels. Yay!
    patrice recently posted..Random feels comfortable!

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    Christina Almond says:

    I learned that Kim and Scott provide great opportunities to high school students by providing internships and hands-on experience!

    christinaalmond at gmail dot com

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    the The Pretzel Dough program was developed in 2009 and it donates percentage of our grocery sales (much like current boxtop programs) to schools.

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    Nicole Carter says:

    I learned that Kim & Scott’s donates pretzels and dollars to a variety of events in and outside of Chicagoland, like the Breast Cancer Walk, Special Olympics, and MS walk, and numerous youth organizations
    Nicole Carter

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    I learned that you can buy them at Walmart.

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    Chelsei Ryan says:

    I learned that they have gluten free pretzels for people with celiac. Yay!

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    Cathy W says:

    I learned their products are All-Natural

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    I learned that they use custom recipes and premium ingredients

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    Chelsea Carson says:

    I learned their pretzels are totally handmade. I also know now that they sound really, really yummy :P

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    laura ranck says:

    i learned that they are all natural and hand made…look so yummy!!

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    Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I learned that they have a variety to suit your mood–Chocolate–oh ya!

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    Jeanine says:

    I have learned that they make the most Amazing Pretzels!! Gotta buy some!!

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    Kim and scotts uses custom recipes and premium ingredients.

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    sherri crawford says:

    they are all natural. cream cheese yum

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    Kathleen Southern says:

    i learned kim and scott have ice cream bars now and i am nowhere near any place that sells them arggggggggg…

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    I learned they donate a percentage of their grocery store sales to schools.
    Kaeli Hines recently posted..Friday Blog Hop #3 W/Linky

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    Pauline says:

    They carries gluten free pretzels – (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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    I can buy it at my local Kroger

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    They donate a portion of their sales to schools! Nice!
    Keenly Kristin recently posted..Mid-Summer Moolah Giveaway!

  23. 23 says:

    that prezel can have lots of flavors

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    Theresa Jenkins says:

    I learned that my local Giant Eagle carries them

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    Terri S. says:

    I learned that when you purchase their pretzels at a store, they will last in your freezer up to 1 year and I can find them at my Shoprite store.

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    The pretzels can be purchased at Target!

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    Stephanie M says:

    you can buy them at target and there are gluten free options!
    smartinez03 at live dot com

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    Robin Blankenship says:

    They donate percentage of our grocery sales to schools.

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    learned that they last in the freezer 9 mos

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    Helen Bush says:

    They donate a percentage of their sales to schools

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    Robin Quick says:

    I learned they donate a % of sales to schools! I learned they have yummy stuffed chocolate crumb pretzels Im going to have to try!! =)

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    That they have gluten free products. I may order some for a neighbor!

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    They offer a program very similar to Box Tops where they donate a percentage of their monies to local schools
    Amy Hollingsworth recently posted..Say Aloha to Great Hawaiian Luau Party Idea E-Reader Review

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    BeautyToLove says:

    -I learned they are all Natural and Handmade
    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
    THANK YOU!! :)

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