Hickory Farms Beef & Turkey Gift Basket Giveaway!

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hickory Farms and Mom Trends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.

Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler-2For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to participate in a Hickory Farms review and giveaway during the holidays!  This is something I look forward to EVERY year and I was thrilled when I was asked to participate again!

For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together.  As a child, I can remember visiting the Hickory Farms kiosk at our local mall during the holidays to get cheese balls, beef sticks, and Melt Away Mints for our annual New Year’s Eve gathering.   We have continued this tradition in our family and we love to serve the Hickory Farms summer sausage with cheese fondue on New Year’s Eve.  Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings and Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories.  Hickory Farms not only embraces passing down traditions through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones.

This year, my family received the Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler pictured above!  I actually had to hide it when it first arrived because I knew that it would be gone before I had a chance to review it if my family got ahold of it!

This sampler pack includes the following items:

  • Turkey Summer Sausage
  • Beef Summer Sausage
  • Smoked Gouda Blend
  • Sweet Hot Mustard
  • Golden Toasted Crackers

The Gouda mixed with the summer sausage on crackers is so, so GOOD!  This is a perfect gift for neighbors and is great for family gatherings, too!

Start a Hickory Farms tradition with YOUR family and enter to win a Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler!  

Hickory Farms Beef & Turkey Gift Basket Giveaway

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Here’s where you can get Hickory Farms products for YOUR family:

  • Online at HickoryFarms.com

  • In almost 600 Holiday Market stores and kiosks across North America, as well as in select retailers

Win a Blast Zone Bounce House!

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You’ll score some MAJOR brownie points with your kids this summer if you win this Blast Zone Bounce House!  It can be blown up in seconds and up to 3 kids at one time.  It’s got a slide, easy access, and a netting surrounding it.

Here are some included features:

  • Features dimension: 8.5′ W x 11′ L x 8′ H
  • Max occupancy: 3
  • Blower included
  • Deflated size:  rolled sleeping bag
  • Inflate time: less than 2 minutes

I’ve teamed up with some of my fellow bloggers to bring you an opportunity to win this Blast Zone Bounce House for yourself!!  You can enter to win DAILY!

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Winner will be chosen randomly on 6/25 and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google+. Sponsored by and prize fulfillment handled by Blast Zone
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HoneyBaked Ham brings you a hassle free Easter!

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I was recently provided with a $75 gift card to check out HoneyBaked Ham and share how HoneyBaked Ham can bring you a hassle free Easter!  Growing up, my dad would sometimes get gift certificates from work for HoneyBaked Ham around the holidays and I remember how yummy everything was!  This was definitely an opportunity I couldn’t pass up!

Easter is just around the corner.  In addition to taking the time to reflect on and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, I also enjoy gathering with my family for Easter dinner.  I enjoy cooking, but I’ve been dreading the time I know I would have to spend putting together a big meal and then more time spent on clean-up.  I love that with HoneyBaked Ham, you can enjoy a hassle free Easter without busting your budget!

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I’m a bargain hunter, and so I wanted to find a way to get the most with my $75 gift card.  I researched the specials online and found these deals:

  • $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo – Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.)
  • $22.99 Turkey Breast (with any Half or Whole Ham purchase)
  • $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon
  • Heat & Share Sides: Two for $13.99, three for $19.99

I opted for the Easter Ham & Turkey Combo and I purchased 3 Heat & Share Sides to go with it.  There is always a HoneyBaked Ham Express location that opens up in my area for the holidays, but it hadn’t opened yet, so I visited the Houston Memorial location instead.  I called ahead of time to make sure that they had what I wanted in stock, and they did!

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When we arrived at our local store, there were freezers on one side of the store filled with the Heat & Share sides.  There were so many options, but we opted for the Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Potatoes Au Gratin, and Spinach Artichoke Dip.  They also had dessert options and it was SO hard to pass up the cheesecake sampler (I LOVE cheesecake) and the Creamy Deluxe Carrot Cake.  I was determined to stick with the $75 “budget” so I moved on!  The entire process took less than 10 minutes and my total was $74.98!

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The preparation was easy, too!  We opted to have the turkey for our Sunday family dinner this week and we decided to save the ham for our Easter dinner.  Since the meat is pre-cooked, you only have to re-heat it!  For the turkey, that meant just 30 minutes in the oven!  The sides can all be heated in the microwave and take about 10 minutes to cook.  It doesn’t get any better than that!

The turkey comes pre-sliced, which is a HUGE life saver!  The glaze is SO good!  My daughter said it was “the best turkey she’s ever tasted!”  If you’ve got kids, you know that says a lot!  The sides were delicious, too.  I put them in serving dishes, and honestly, you couldn’t tell that they hadn’t been home-cooked!  We all decided this is the way to go in the future!  Only about 35 minutes of “prep” time and clean up was FAST!  The cost, when you compare it with similar meals that are offered through grocery stores for the holidays, is comparable, but this is SO MUCH BETTER! (trust me, I’ve tried both)

I’ve got some GREAT news for you! You can enter for a chance to win a $50 HoneyBaked Ham gift card so your family can have a Hassle Free Easter, too! There will be 20 lucky winners!

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Click here to find a HoneyBaked Ham location near you–> HoneyBaked Ham store finder

While you’re there, make sure you sign up to become a HoneyBaked VIP to take advantage of money-saving coupons!

You can also print these coupons for in store use–> HoneyBaked Ham coupons

  • $5 OFF Half Ham (Bone-in) (Save an extra $1 when you sign up to become a HoneyBaked VIP)
  • $3 OFF Boneless Ham or Quarter Ham (Save an extra $1 when you sign up to become a HoneyBaked VIP)

If you are planning to order your Easter meal from HoneyBaked Ham, you can place your order online, by phone, or just visit your local store!  I recommend calling ahead to make sure they have what you want, especially as it gets closer to Easter!

DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a $75 HoneyBaked Ham gift card to purchase a meal and share my experiences. All opinions are 100% mine! We love HoneyBaked Ham and I was excited to have the opportunity to participate!

$110 Gift Card Giveaway!

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I have teamed up with several other blogs to bring you this $110 Gift Card Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a $110 Gift Card to the store of their choice!  I can think of all kinds of different ways to spend that $110, but sadly since I’m one of the sponsors, I don’t get to enter! This giveaway will end on Friday, February 21st at 11:59 p.m. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize! Please enter via the Rafflecopter below!

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Amazon Flash Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

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Congrats to this week’s Amazon Flash Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

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This weeks’ winner is Sarah Hafner Rogers!  Congrats Sarah!  Please e-mail me at melissasbargains@gmail.com within 48 hours to claim your gift card!

For the rest of you, stay tuned for future giveaways and don’t forget to enter the Valentine’s Day Carnival Cruise Giveaway!