A GIVEAWAY from Shelf Reliance – ENDS 12/14!!!!

Special Deals & Giveaways | September 23, 2011 | By

***THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED****

Welcome to my new blog! I am excited to share with you our family’s journey towards eating more Real Food! The purpose of this blog will to share with you exactly WHAT Real Food is, where to get it (because isn’t that always a time-consuming challenge?) and how to cook it!

I thought a fun way to get my newly designed blog off to a great start would be to offer a fun giveaway. I am excited to partner with Tracy Babcock from a new store called “Shelf Reliance (keep reading for instructions on how to enter) .

This is a great new store that offers freeze-dried foods, among many other things. They are great for emergency food storage purposes or to just use in your everyday cooking. The great thing is that when these foods are freeze-dried they retain their vitamins and nutrition. They have things like FRUITSVEGETABLESGRAINSDAIRYDRINKSMEATS/BEANSDESSERTSBASICS!

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They also have a GREAT shelf-life – click HERE to see their chart that explains shelf-life of opened and unopened products. I like the fact that they are SPRAY-FREE and no chemicals are added – and Tracy DID mention that they are thinking of going all organic at some point. Right now the only item that is truly organic are the apples, since some of the peel is still on them.

Tracy was kind enough to send me some samples to try – she sent me a little sample each of the dried beef, corn, vanilla yogurt bites and dried blueberries. I have to say the idea of freeze-dried ground beef (or any freeze-dried meat, for that matter) was sort of gross to me, but I gave it a try and put it on some nachos and it tasted like, well, meat! The vanilla yogurt bites were tasty and were gobbled up by my kids right away. Apparently,you can also “reconstitute” (basically means put in water and bring it back to its original state/form) it back into yogurt form. While they were pretty sweet and sugary, I could see myself adding these to my kids “healthy” cereal as an occasional fun substitute for those nasty marshmallow cereals! I haven’t used the corn yet, but plan to throw it in my next batch of Chicken Tortilla Soup! And the blueberries…probably will use them in pancakes or muffins! Yum.

Overall, most of the products on there I can feel good about buying (personally, I’d avoid anything with hydrogenated oils, etc) but a LOT of their stuff looks great! Just check the ingredient list of items to be sure you feel good about what you are buying. I think they could be super duper handy to have on-hand for emergencies (think tornadoes, snow storms, earthquakes, times when your power goes out for extended times, or even for camping!). Their shelf-life is LONG and I love how it still retains the nutrients and vitamins.

She is giving away a #10 can of STRAWBERRIES to one lucky winner!!!! This is a $24.89 value for free.

So, here’s how to get 6 entries into the giveaway. For EACH action listed below that you do, add a comment to this post that tells me you did it (Example: add a comment that says “I liked Tracy’s Facebook site”, and/or another one that says “I left her a message with what I’d want to win”). Again, add one for EACH and EVERY action below that you did. Then, at the end of the week I will pick a winner using www.random.org .  Shop on her site and give something a try too! 

1. Go to her site HERE and click the Facebook button to “like” her site on Facebook.

2. Send her an email message from her site to tell her what looks yummy to you (after you look around, of course)!

3. Email the link to my site to 3 friends (1 entry per every set of 3 friends) –  the link would be http://realfoodeater.com

4. Follow me on twitter: @realfoodeater

5.  Shop and purchase something from Tracy’s site.

6. AND, last but not least, email her and tell her you’d like to host an online party. If you do this, you get another entry into the giveaway AND you get a free pantry can of one of the foods from her! (some stipulations will apply – such as actually holding the party, having  actual sales, etc).

GOOD LUCK!

p.s. If I had a bigger pantry or garage, I’d  also like their ideas of emergency food storage and food rotation systems:

 

                                                                                         Pantry version

 

 

Free-standing storage

 

Comments

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    Alyssa Burnett
    December 14, 2011

    I signed up to do an online party- I AM SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS!!!!!

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    Alyssa Burnett
    December 14, 2011

    I liked Shelf Reliance on FB, I had the same problem by clicking below her name though.

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    Alyssa Burnett
    December 14, 2011

    I just posted that I am following her on twitter- i am sprinkleyourbliss

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    Alyssa Burnett
    December 14, 2011

    i am following her on facebook! I LOVE THESE PRODUCTS !!

  5. Leave a Reply

    Nicole B
    December 14, 2011

    I like Shelf Reliance on FB (Nicole Joldersma Bell)

  6. Leave a Reply

    Mandy Kauffman
    December 14, 2011

    Twitter follower (SuperGrover83).

  7. Leave a Reply

    Mandy Kauffman
    December 14, 2011

    “Like” Shelf Reliance on FB (Mandy Peters Kauffman).

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    kitblu
    December 14, 2011

    I sent an email to Tracy’s customer service.

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    kitblu
    December 14, 2011

    Great give away. I found another great site even if I don’t win the strawberries. I signed up to follow you on Twitter (I think); Twitter is new to me.

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    Barbara Evans
    December 14, 2011

    I emailed Tracy & told her the banana chips look yummy.

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    Barbara Evans
    December 14, 2011

    follow you on twitter

  12. Leave a Reply

    steph
    December 14, 2011

    i like her on FB steph sweeper

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      steph
      December 14, 2011

      ok.. just kidding i keep hitting that “like”button below her face and it just bumps me to another website page! 🙁

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        Melissa
        December 14, 2011

        Weird! I haven’t had anyone else have that problem. I will definitely count it as an entry though!

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    thepricklypinecone
    December 14, 2011

    I liked on FB

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    Courtney breban
    December 14, 2011

    Liked shelf reliance

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    Suzanne H
    December 14, 2011

    I’m following you on Twitter – DucktorWho82

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    Suzanne H
    December 14, 2011

    I like her on Facebook – Suzanne Hill.

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    jilliann m
    December 14, 2011

    i follow you on twitter

  18. Leave a Reply

    Amber Jackson
    December 14, 2011

    Following you on Twitter too! (@aafrockclimber)

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    Amber Jackson
    December 14, 2011

    I liked her on FB

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    Sara McKibben-Lehman
    December 14, 2011

    I liked her fb page 🙂

  21. Leave a Reply

    Angela H
    December 14, 2011

    I follow on Twitter. @thisisme79

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

  22. Leave a Reply

    Angela H
    December 14, 2011

    I clicked like on her site.

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

  23. Leave a Reply

    Danielle T
    December 14, 2011

    i liked her on facebook

  24. Leave a Reply

    Diana Bradford Hatch
    December 14, 2011

    I follow you on twitter

  25. Leave a Reply

    Diana Bradford Hatch
    December 14, 2011

    I like Tracy on FB

  26. Leave a Reply

    Trista Zollars
    December 13, 2011

    Follow me on twitter: @realfoodeater

    -tristazollars

  27. Leave a Reply

    Trista Zollars
    December 13, 2011

    like” her site on Facebook

    trista zollars

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    Christian Nunez
    December 13, 2011

    I liked Tracy’s page on facebook.

  29. Leave a Reply

    Lisa Evers
    December 13, 2011

    I follow you on Twitter
    HealthyandFrugalWife

  30. Leave a Reply

    Lisa Evers
    December 13, 2011

    I liked Tracy’s Facebook page

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    ten bailey
    December 13, 2011

    follow you on twitter as 10750coupons
    10750coupons at gmail dot com

  32. Leave a Reply

    ten bailey
    December 13, 2011

    emailed 3 friends.
    10750coupons at gmail dot com

  33. Leave a Reply

    ten bailey
    December 13, 2011

    liked tracy on fb as ten coupons
    10750coupons at gmail dot com

  34. Leave a Reply

    Corey Olomon
    December 13, 2011

    I followed you on Twitter (CoreyOlomon)

  35. Leave a Reply

    Corey Olomon
    December 13, 2011

    I liked SR on Facebook.

  36. Leave a Reply

    Tanya Hebert
    December 12, 2011

    I liked her site on FB

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    Heidi
    December 12, 2011

    Following on Twitter as meek_heidi
    meek_heidi@yahoo DOT com

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    Heidi
    December 12, 2011

    I emailed 3 friends/family members about your site.
    meek_heidi@yahoo DOT com
    #2 set

    (oops wrote “her” in the previous one but it is supposed to be “your”

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    Heidi
    December 12, 2011

    I emailed 3 friends/family members about her site.
    meek_heidi@yahoo DOT com

  40. Leave a Reply

    Heidi
    December 12, 2011

    I messaged her to tell her what I thought looked good!
    meek_heidi@yahoo DOT com

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    Heidi
    December 12, 2011

    I liked her on FB as Heidi Meek
    meek_heidi@yahoo DOT com

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    Stacey P (cosaver213)
    December 12, 2011

    I’m following you on Twitter @cosaver213

    spaller213 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Stacey P (cosaver213)
    December 12, 2011

    I liked her on FB.

    spaller213 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Tiffany Byrd Church
    December 11, 2011

    I liked her on Facebook!

  45. Leave a Reply

    Kelly D
    December 11, 2011

    I follow you on twitter(kellydsaver)

  46. Leave a Reply

    Kelly D
    December 11, 2011

    I like her site on FB (Kelly D Saver)

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    Theresa Shafer
    December 11, 2011

    Sent an email message from her site to tell her what looked yummy.

    Blueberries & strawberries.

    tes 1283 yahoo

  48. Leave a Reply

    Sue Bunting
    December 11, 2011

    sueabunting1 Following on twitter: @realfoodeater

  49. Leave a Reply

    Theresa Shafer
    December 11, 2011

    Follow on twitter: @realfoodeater

    tes 1283 yahoo

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    Sue Bunting
    December 11, 2011

    “like” her site on Facebook

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    Theresa Shafer
    December 11, 2011

    click the Facebook button to “like” her site on Facebook.
    Done

    tes 1283 yahoo

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    Susan
    November 6, 2011

    I liked her on FB and really enjoyed exploring her website. And thanks for the butternut squash soup recipe!!!

  53. Leave a Reply

    Cora
    October 20, 2011

    I shared your link with 3 more friends.

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    Cora
    October 20, 2011

    I shared your link with 3 friends.

  55. Leave a Reply

    Cora
    October 9, 2011

    I shared your link with 3×3 friends so a total of 9 friends.

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    Dona
    October 8, 2011

    this is a great idea….I ‘liked” her webpage……and hope you are enjoying your web page! Happy Fall to the Boersmas!

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    Cora
    October 8, 2011

    I “liked” Tracy’s facebook page.

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    Leah
    October 5, 2011

    i “liked” Tracy’s facebook page!

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    Nicole Schile
    October 4, 2011

    I emailed the link of your site to 3 friends.

  60. Leave a Reply

    Nicole Schile
    October 4, 2011

    I emailed Tracy regarding what I liked on her website.

  61. Leave a Reply

    Nicole Schile
    October 4, 2011

    I liked Tracy’s facebook post.

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    Tawnya Hart
    October 4, 2011

    I emailed Tracy from her site to tell her I need some buttermilk and chicken stock, and eggs, and…..

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    Audrey Shantz
    October 4, 2011

    I ‘liked’ her page!

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    Caitlin Boersma
    September 30, 2011

    Great new look Melissa! Count me in for an entry into the giveway – I liked Tracy’s website. 🙂

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    Stacy Nyhof
    September 27, 2011

    I liked the website, and I “liked” it too! Yay!

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    wendy sterk
    September 24, 2011

    Love your new site! I would love to the be the TOP winner. I liked Tracy’s FB page, and sent her an email saying that the fruits looked yummy to me….apricots, apple chips, mango….mmmmmmm…..

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    Liz Ferguson
    September 23, 2011

    Hey Melissa… the blog looks great. I went to Tracy’s site and checked it out. Looks like great stuff. I also emailed her, per your instructions, about the emergency preparedness stuff — it looks great. Lastly, I am emailing 3 friends with a link to your site. I will copy you on the email.

    Liz

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      Melissa
      September 23, 2011

      Hi Liz – that’s great. For the purpose of the giveaway, make a separate comment for each thing you did!! So go ahead and write one for the email and the emails. Thanks!

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