Giveaway: Connecting for a Cure Gift Pack (Includes FREE General Mills Product Coupons)

by Marcy on October 28, 2010 · 116 comments

Now in its fourth year, Pink Together is a campaign that aims to raise greater awareness of breast cancer, and to help those who have it to find strength together.

During the month of October (only 4 days left!), General Mills will donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Komen for the Cure for each inspirational story or comment posted on PinkTogether.com, or for every virtual flower sent.

Learn more about this great community and post your story or comment here.

General Mills has given me a “Connecting for the Cure” gift pack to give away to one of you – and all of the items included in the gift packs (except the coupons) are from ShopKomen.com – where 25 percent of the merchandise purchase price benefits Komen.

What am I giving away?

1 winner will receive a “Connecting for a Cure” gift pack that includes a Pink Ribbon car magnet and key chain, travel mug, and drawstring backpack, and coupons for FREE Big G Cereal, Green Giant Frozen Veggies, Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit, Fiber One Bars and Progresso Soup (1 of each product).

How can you win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know what you find most inspiring about the Pink Together community. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click “Post Comment”. You must be on my site – you can’t do this through a reader.)

2) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

@stretchingabuck is giving away a Connecting 4 the Cure Pk w/FREE product coupons! http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=11849 #myblogspark

3) Promote this on your Facebook Page. (Be sure to check out Pink Together and Stretching a Buck on Facebook!)

4) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals that I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

Who is eligible?

You must have a valid US address to be eligible.

When does this giveaway end?

Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10 PM EST

The winner will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be notified via email. Please note that if I do not hear from the winner within 4 days that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: General Mills provided me with information and this giveaway through MyBlogSpark. View my disclosure policy here.


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{ 116 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mandy Hughes October 28, 2010 at 10:47 AM

I think the most inspiring thing is the awareness this gives to woman, that they are not alone, they can survive and that it’s vital to do your SBE (self breast exam)

2 Elizabeth October 28, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Most inspiring thing is that women are joining together in huge numbers to fight for an amazing cause! Also, men and women alike know what a pink ribbon stands for! That is some good marketing!! :)

3 Patti October 28, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Hope is the most inspiring thing about Pink Together community.

Thank you for having a sweeps!

(I am also a FB fan)

4 rupa October 28, 2010 at 11:05 AM

i think its pretty amazing just how many people/organizations/companies have come together for this

5 rupa October 28, 2010 at 11:05 AM

i subscribe to your feed

6 Karen October 28, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I like that people can connect to others in their own community

7 Karen October 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM

I subscribe to your RSS feed

8 Elizabeth Braun October 28, 2010 at 11:09 AM

My Aunt in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer and kidney cancer 3 and a half years ago and is in full remission now. She had to have a double masectomy and a kidney transplant. Before she began her treatments I was very naive to breast cancer and what all a person has to go thru. Watching her go thru all this and helping her to find support groups really opened my eyes to the way that everyone pulls together to help one another thru this tough time. I think the pink for a cure and the Susan B Komen project are both awesome organizations to raise awarness to this disease and to provide support to all that are struggling with this and those of us that aren’t.

9 Wendy October 28, 2010 at 11:12 AM

It is great how everyone joins together to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer.

10 Crystal October 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM

I think making women aware is the most positive thing the website does.

11 Kristen Andrew October 28, 2010 at 11:26 AM

The sense of community, that you aren’t alone.

12 Kristen Andrew October 28, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Tweeted it as kristenhillery

13 Kristen Andrew October 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Posted it on Facebook but it wouldnt work for the tagging. :/ I am Kristen Fields-Andrew on FB

14 Kristen Andrew October 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Subscribed to your feed.

15 Heather B. October 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM

The sense of togetherness and that you’re not alone. :-)

16 Heather B. October 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I’m an email subscriber!

17 Heather B. October 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Tweeted this giveaway!
@railroadmommy

18 Geriann October 28, 2010 at 11:54 AM

The sense of community and rallying together is awesome

19 Geriann October 28, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I am a subscriber

20 Stephanie Williams October 28, 2010 at 11:57 AM

What I find most inpiring about the pink together is that it gets people involved that normally wouldn’t have any part with the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Today, it is hard to go into a store and not notice all of the Pink items. Since General Mills is such a part of our everyday food consumption, this campaign has taken Breast Cancer and the Susan G Komen foundation to a new level of awareness.

As a daughter and granddaughter of breast Cancer survivors, I realize and know the importance of early detection. Breast Cancer, however, is now a disease of young or old, black or white, male or female. There are no guidelines and everyone should know how to detect and seek treatment for this beast of a disease.

21 Cintya Mauricio October 28, 2010 at 12:04 PM

I’m an email subscriber :)

22 Selene October 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM

The promise of hope is a huge part of this movement, given through the support of those who have been down the path before us.

23 Selene October 28, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I’m subscribed via Google Reader.

24 Allison October 28, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I think it’s most inspiring just reading all the account of survivors–it’s great to know that people can beat this awful disease!

25 Allison October 28, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I subscribe via Google Reader!

26 AQHorse October 28, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I tweeted as you requested.

27 AQHorse October 28, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I am a Facebook fan.

28 Mendy October 28, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I subscribe via RSS feed

29 AQHorse October 28, 2010 at 1:15 PM

PinkTogether seems helpful because women who feel alone and/or frightened can take heart reading about others’ successes.

30 Dee October 28, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I subscribed via email.

31 AQHorse October 28, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I subscribe via email.

32 Mendy October 28, 2010 at 1:21 PM

It’s nice to see so many people come together to support a good cause!

33 Valerie October 28, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I tweeted this giveaway (@cbuscheap)

34 Valerie October 28, 2010 at 1:53 PM

I’m an RSS subscriber

35 Jessica October 28, 2010 at 2:12 PM

The most inspiring thing is that it gives so many people hope!! It’s wonderful!

36 Jessica October 28, 2010 at 2:12 PM

I’m a subscriber!

37 Lee October 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM

I like to see that the NFL teams support breast cancer awareness.

38 Ann Thompson October 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Walked in the Avon 2-day breast cancer walk in 2003 and had an experience to remember. I am already an RSS and email subscriber.

39 Tanya October 28, 2010 at 2:57 PM

I am an email subscriber.

40 Ann October 28, 2010 at 3:32 PM

The sense of unity and empowerment!

41 chelsea October 28, 2010 at 3:38 PM

I think it is inspiring that this website seeks to uplift people when they are hurting=)

42 vic October 28, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Giving women hope is the most inspiring!

43 vic October 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/

44 vic October 28, 2010 at 3:52 PM

I subscribe to your email

45 Melody October 28, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I think it’s a great website and everything is so inspiring about it!

46 Melody October 28, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I subscribe via email.

47 Just Coupons October 28, 2010 at 4:47 PM

The thing I find most inspiring about the Pink Together community is the support for the survivors and their families. What a great place for people to come together.

48 Just Coupons October 28, 2010 at 4:48 PM
49 Just Coupons October 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Email subscriber.

50 Just Coupons October 28, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Promoted on facebook (fb name Just Coupons)

51 Jake B October 28, 2010 at 4:51 PM

The thing I find most inspiring about the Pink Together community is the awareness it gives people and all the support for the survivors and their families.

52 Jake B October 28, 2010 at 4:52 PM

I subscribe to your email newsletter

53 Jake B October 28, 2010 at 4:52 PM

I tweeted about this twitter name is gc13182

54 Jake B October 28, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Promoted this on facebook name is Jake Bray

55 Charlotte October 28, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Email subscriber.

56 Charlotte October 28, 2010 at 6:13 PM

I think it is amazing that tons of people com together to support and promote the cause.

57 Ashley H. October 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I love that it gives women a place to go to for support during such a difficult time.

58 Debra Pauley October 28, 2010 at 6:51 PM

email subscriber

59 Debra Pauley October 28, 2010 at 6:51 PM

everyone can go to one central location and find so much information.

60 AMBER October 28, 2010 at 6:59 PM

I like that regular people and celebrities can share their stories on this site

61 AMBER October 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM
62 AMBER October 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM

i subscribe via email

63 Rae October 28, 2010 at 7:20 PM

it is always wonderful to see people come together to fight for any cause.

64 petra October 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

The vast network of support is most inspiring.

65 petra October 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

email subscriber

66 Melissa October 28, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I think it’s inspiring to hear all of the stories. My DH is a 7 yr cancer survivor, and he’s my hero:)

67 Melissa October 28, 2010 at 7:58 PM

I’m an email subscriber.

68 Melissa October 28, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Shared on my FB page.

69 Barbara M October 28, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Pink Together Community – I’m just in awe of the support/courage shown!
barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

70 Barbara M October 28, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Tweet! @JalapenoMama
http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/29041882100
barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

71 Barbara M October 28, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I’m an RSS subscriber.
barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

72 niki October 28, 2010 at 8:24 PM

The most inspiring thing is how much support the “Pink Community” is recieving! It puts a smile on your face!

73 Larena October 28, 2010 at 8:53 PM

I subscribe via google reader.

74 Cheryl M October 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM

It is inspiring how supportive the community is to those battling cancer

75 Cheryl M October 28, 2010 at 9:21 PM

I subscribe via google reader

76 julia October 28, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Encouragement that you’re not alone in your fight… plus lots of fun ideas for pink things!

77 Sheri October 28, 2010 at 9:52 PM

The site is great with how it shares the stories of survivors. It encourages those who have this terrible disease to keep possitive and keep on.

78 Sheri October 28, 2010 at 9:52 PM

I’m an email subscirber.

79 Sheri October 28, 2010 at 9:54 PM

I shared this with a friend on my facebook.

80 Lisa October 28, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Survivors stories and the message of hope just moves me. My Mother is a 10 year breast cancer surivior so sites like PinkTogether.com are dear to me.

81 Lisa October 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

I subscribe to your email

82 Tina M October 28, 2010 at 10:04 PM

The most inspiring thing is how they help each other.

83 Tina M October 28, 2010 at 10:04 PM

subscribe via email

84 Nic October 28, 2010 at 10:31 PM

I find it inspirin gthat through that support network you can see that this disease affects every age and race, every income bracket adn neighborhood. It brings focus to this disease that has touched nearly everybody at some point.

85 Nic October 28, 2010 at 10:32 PM

I am an email subscriber

86 kristi October 28, 2010 at 11:02 PM

its amazing how a single cause has brought together so many people…football players wearing pink??!! its amazing!!

87 kristi October 28, 2010 at 11:02 PM

im an email subscriber!

88 Meredith October 29, 2010 at 7:02 AM

The sense of community and working together inspires me!

89 Meredith October 29, 2010 at 7:03 AM

I subscribe to your emails!

90 Beth October 29, 2010 at 7:16 AM

The stories of survivors are always amazing – the *survivors* are amazing. I think it’s incredible how so many can come together and make such an impact and a statement. Whether you participate in a walk, sponsor someone who is, donate time or money – however “small” your contribution is – it makes a difference.

91 amber October 29, 2010 at 7:17 AM

I subsribe to email!

92 amber October 29, 2010 at 7:21 AM

the most inspiring thing is the survivors stories.

93 Kim October 29, 2010 at 7:44 AM

I’m an email subscriber

94 Kim October 29, 2010 at 7:44 AM

The survivor stories are the most inspiring.

95 Michelle October 29, 2010 at 7:59 AM

It is inspiring to see how people can come together for hope and support for breast cancer. No one needs to feel like they are in their fight alone anymore!

96 Dawn October 29, 2010 at 8:47 AM

It’s so inspiring to be able to read the stories of breast cancer survivors.

97 Dawn October 29, 2010 at 8:47 AM

I already subscribe to your e-mails.

98 tiff October 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM

It’s great how women can come together to support a cause.

99 tiff October 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM

I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

100 Jeanine Randolph-Tagala October 29, 2010 at 9:17 AM

I am in such awe of these incredibly strong women fighting this nasty disease. Least we can do it wear and buy pink for them !

101 debbiek October 29, 2010 at 10:11 AM

I love the fact that they stress that no one going through the fight has to do it alone.

102 debbiek October 29, 2010 at 10:11 AM

I’m an email subscriber

103 Michelle G October 29, 2010 at 10:20 AM

I’m an email subscriber

104 Michelle G October 29, 2010 at 10:21 AM

It’s mazign how so many people can come together for a cause that affects everyone’s lives.

105 Jennifer October 29, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I think the most inspiring thing is, the awareness it gives to woman!

106 Jennifer October 29, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I subscribe via e-mail!

107 Tina M October 29, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

108 Valerie October 29, 2010 at 1:05 PM

I like the area where they encourage women who are newly diagnosed.

109 Steph S October 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM

I’m inspired by the sheer number of people who have come together in this community.

110 Steph S October 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

E-mail subscriber

111 Emily October 29, 2010 at 3:32 PM

I think it’s awesome to see how many people actually care and want to make a difference!

112 Camiele October 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I think that it is inspiring to have a site with such strong women!

113 Camiele October 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Tweeted about it on Twitter.

114 Camiele October 29, 2010 at 5:13 PM

I also subscribe to your feed through an RSS reader.

115 Lindsey October 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I like that it gives women hope for a cure!

116 danielle verdi November 11, 2010 at 7:54 AM

I love that it is such a close knit “community”!

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