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Trader Joe’s Giveaway

I think it’s time for a giveaway. While I was at Trader Joe’s yesterday, I was thinking about how lucky I am to have access to such a cool store. And while I know many of you go to Trader Joe’s as often as I do, I know that some of you may not live anywhere near one. Maybe you’ve never even heard of Trader Joe’s. Is that even possible?

So I decided to leave my place in line to pick up a few of my favorite items to share with my blog friends. If you’d like to enter the giveaway, leave a post telling me whether you shop at Trader Joe’s or not. And if so, what is your favorite product?


Here’s a list of items for the giveaway:

  • An reusable insulated bag (with velcro to keep things cool)
  • A reusable shopping bag
  • A jar of sodium free spices from around the world
  • Everyday seasoning (with a built in grinder)
  • Pumpernickel pretzel rods
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Bar (available at many other stores too!)
  • And my new favorite, Better’n Peanut Butter (a super low cal/low fat (85% less fat) alternative to peanut butter that actually tastes like peanut butter)

Everyone in the US (and Germany!) is welcome to enter, and I’ll use random.org to select a winner on Tuesday, March 16. The winner will have until Sunday, March 21 to respond or another winner will be chosen!

Here’s how to earn extra entries:

  • Leave a comment (one entry)
  • Tweet about it or share it on Facebook (two entries)
  • Post about the giveaway on your blog (three entries)

Leave a different comment for each entry, and good luck! Let me know if you like this giveaway. If so, I’ll definitely do it again soon!

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44 Comments

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    Sneaker Teacher
    March 12, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Cool! I am not in the US so I can't enter but what a cool giveaway! I love TJ's and I can't wait to move back next year so I can hit up Traders Joe's again. I definitely miss some of their products!

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    Tammy
    March 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    This is great! We don't have a Trader Joe's near us, and I've heard such wonderful things about it.

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    Missa
    March 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I just went to Trader Joes for the first time last Sunday. I fell in love with the frozen mango and the Garlic Salsa.. YUMMMM.

    Cheers,
    Missa
    LosingEthel

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    kaitlin
    March 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Okay, I ADORE Trader Joe's, but I live in Colorado, and the closest one is in Santa Fe! I miss TJ's OH SO MUCH!!!!! I have not been there since I started eating better… but one of my favorite products was always their ginger cats. Those are ginger snap cookies in the shape of cats. They had a nice spicy bite to them, yum yum.

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    kaitlin
    March 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Tweeted!

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    Kerri & Katie
    March 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I'd love to win that! I live in NC now while I'm at school and I've heard there's one around here but haven't found it yet!

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    Kerri & Katie
    March 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I'd love to win that! I live in NC now while I'm at school and I've heard there's one around here but haven't found it yet!

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    Jen
    March 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    What a fun giveaway! We have a trader joes semi-close to where I live, but have never been there. Maybe this can be my starting point!

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    Julie
    March 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I live way out in the country so unfortunately I have never been to Trader Joes… I have heard of it.. and I am sure there are some in the suburbs of Chicago… I have just not had the opportunity to get there!!! Would love to try some of it though!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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    Mrs. Jones
    March 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    FAB giveaway! Maybe I'll get lucky! I'm new to your blog and I love it!

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    Mrs. Jones
    March 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I Tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/aRealLifeWife/status/10373750763

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    Jessica
    March 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I L-O-V-E Trader Joe's. I live in Pennsylvania and don't have one close to me. When I visit my in-laws on Long Island I always go there to stock up on my favorite items! I would LOVE to win this prize! πŸ™‚
    I am really encouraged to read your blog. I have about 50 pounds to lose and it is taking FOREVER. I really need to buckle down and work on it. I have been working out..but not watching what I eat very much. I love reading about what you like to eat. It gives me motivation and great ideas! Thanks for all you do!

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    Becca
    March 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    We (as you know) do not have Trader Joes here and I have heard SO much about it in Blogging land!! I would love to try this place out!!!!!

    Pick me Random.Org!!!!

    ~Becca

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    Ashley @ The Happy Little Home
    March 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I love Trader Joes and those are some great products!!

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    Tami
    March 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    OMG! What a phenomenal giveaway!! JUST last night I blogged about the Better 'n Peanut Butter, and since we don't have a Trader Joe's nearby, I would have to order it online…so this would be AMAZING!!!

    I'm new to your blog and I absolutely LOVE it!!!

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    Deb
    March 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Great giveaway. Sadly, I'm in Canada, so ineligible. I've never heard of Trader Joe's, but will have to check it out when I'm in the States next.

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    amanda
    March 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I love give aways that end on my birthday!

    I am totally digging those pretzels too and I love their frozen chicken fajitas for a healthy and easy meal!

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    rskmom
    March 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I hear so much about TJ's, but have none near me. πŸ™ Thanks for the chance to experience it!

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    Seth
    March 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I don't have the privilege to shop at Trader Joe's but read a lot about it through these blogs. This giveaway has some awesome things in it. Thanks so much!

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    suburban prep
    March 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I love Trader Joe's. In the past my husband has even given me a gc to Trader Joe's for my birthday.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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    Keri
    March 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    aaahhh I just discovered Trader Joe's on Wednesday.. I love it. I found it in Charlotte NC which is about 40 mins away so that bums me out. I am driving back to canada at the end of the month and me and my bf have mapped out trader's joes along the way.. hahha we'll be stopping to restock in CT. . I hate that I found TJ's 3 weeks before I have to leave.. lol.

    Not on twitter.. booo πŸ™

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    tamikkarochelle
    March 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I LOVE Trader Joes. I have a ton of favorites from there. One of my new faves is their Roasted Chicken Patties. Takes 60 seconds to heat up! I pair it with a wedge of laughing cow cheese and an oroweat thin. 5 points for a hearty and satisfying chicken sandwich.

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    {Absolutely, Positively} Josie
    March 12, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    WOW! so, i wrote a blog yesterday about how i planned on going to the only TJ's in this state when i was in the big city the other day; but i didn't go. and i erased that blog!
    can i just say that i am SUPER excited about this giveaway?
    i like their almond butter, but this better'n pb prodcut has piqued my interest in a big way.
    THANK YOU!!!

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    geekyglamgrrl
    March 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I love Trader Joe's! My favorite items are the frozen organic brown rice and the grilled chicken strips. They've helped me make quick healthy meals for the last 6 weeks, and I've lost about 17 pounds!

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    kim
    March 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I love Trader Joe's unfortunately we don't have one near us. We always stop when we are traveling near one. I love, love their honey wheat pretzels! Thanks for the great give away and inspiration!! Keep up the good work! =)

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    C
    March 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I do not have a Trader Joe's near me. We have Whole Foods down here. However when I go to a city with one I can't help myself. I love their chocolate and coffee and one x'mas they had orange cardamom star cookies. I still have the tin, they were soooo good.

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    Jenna Z
    March 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    We shop at Trader Joe's as a treat because we have to drive around 2 hours to get there! But we go maybe 4 times a year just to pick up peanut butter joe-joes, granola, bags of nuts, pizza dough, frozen gyoza and some wonderful cheeses!

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    Jessica
    March 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I've never been to a Trader Joes, but I know of them and there is one on the other side of the river (in St. Louis) so anytime I hear friends at working talking about going there, I ask them to pick up some nuts for me.

    Trader Joes and Whole Foods are the only places I know where you can get nuts. Plain nuts. Where the ingredient list reads: Pecans.

    Or, Almonds.

    Every other package I see is the nut plus 10 other bad-for-you ingredients.

    I would LOVE to win! And, thanks for thinking about us followers enough to get out of line and shop for us πŸ™‚

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    household6
    March 13, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Oh gosh me me me please me. I have heard and lusted over Trader Joe's for forever. I have never been to one because I don't live near one. One day though..one day.

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    household6
    March 13, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I even tweeted.. that's how much I <3 the thought of Trader Joe's http://twitter.com/Lin_Rox

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    Della
    March 13, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Ooh, love TJ's! I love their instant pudding…it tastes like Swiss Miss. πŸ™‚

    Great giveaway!

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    jenjen
    March 13, 2010 at 8:11 am

    So fun Kenlie!!!

    I love Trader Joes! I wish we had one here. Such a fun giveaway. I hope it's ok – I put it on my sidebar.

    XOX
    Jen

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    Anne
    March 14, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I used to work for trader joes and I loved the days we would get to sample the goods in order to tell from experience how good it tastes! πŸ™‚
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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    Anne
    March 14, 2010 at 7:11 am

    tweet # 1
    http://twitter.com/amolino/status/10460505169

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    Anne
    March 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

    tweet # 2
    http://twitter.com/amolino/status/10460505169

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    Lori
    March 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I used to shop at TJs when we lived in IL. Now there isn't one near where we live!

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    {Absolutely, Positively} Josie
    March 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Tweeted it! http://twitter.com/apjosie (10:02 am march 14).

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    {Absolutely, Positively} Josie
    March 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    blogged about it! http://apjosie.blogspot.com/2010/03/family-drama-and-trader-joes-giveaway.html

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    Sarita
    March 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I love Trader Joes! This sounds amazing!

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    Adrie
    March 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Love your blog! I still need to check out Trader Joe's… what have I been missing? Yay for a give away!

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    Anonymous
    March 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Kenz,
    I will try posted my comment again, first one ended up on March 8th.(??) Thank you for this give away. TJ's is 2 1/2 hrs away would love to go there one day. Love your blog don't have my own but yours has helped me while I am doing Weight Watchers. Thanks again!!
    Wendy in Alabama

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    Anonymous
    March 16, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Kenz,
    I will try one more time to get this comment to show up. Thank you for this give away. TJ's is 2 1/2 hours away would love to go there one day. Love your blog don't have my own but yours has helped me while I am doing Weight Watchers.
    Thanks again!!
    Wendy in Alabama

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    Jen
    March 16, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I love TJ's but only shop there about once a month–too far away from me. I go there to stock up on their natural peanut butter, raw almonds, and EVOO. Love their frozen vegetables too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Ms. Chunky Chick
    March 17, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I love Trader Joes! I live on Long Island and we just got one closer! I am so excited!

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