Giveaway: Healthier Lunches with Gold Emblem Abound #CVSAbound #spon

by Marcy on August 22, 2014 · 30 comments

healthier school snacks and lunches

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Winners are #30 – Rachel, #5 – Cheryl, and #2 – Darlene.

It’s August 22 and if your kiddos aren’t back to school yet, they soon will be! We are finishing up our first full week of school here, and I am trying to get back into the swing of packing lunches again. It’s always a challenge for me to find healthy snack and lunch items that my kids will actually eat, but this year has been much easier thanks to the new Gold Emblem Abound product line at CVS/pharmacy.

The next time you are at your local CVS/pharmacy stocking up on great personal care and household deals, be sure to swing by the food and snack aisles. It’s easy to locate Gold Emblem Abound products by their bright green packaging.

The folks at CVS sent me a huge box of goodies a couple of weeks ago, and we have been happily eating through them. In fact, in the image above, if you look closely enough you’ll see that the bag of Heavenly Light Popcorn is empty! We ate through 3 bags of it at an alarming rate because it is so good. My kids usually want buttered popcorn, but they don’t miss the butter at all in this popcorn. The sea salt must make up for it. ;-) Popcorn is so easy to send with the kids to school in a baggie. It’s perfect in lunches and for a snack.

gold emblem abound heavenly light popcorn

I make a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and I was excited to see that the Gold Emblem Abound product line includes peanut butter. It tastes like peanuts – not artificial gunk, and is delicious! My kids haven’t noticed that I swapped out our regular peanut butter for this – an added bonus!

Here are the ingredients:

gold emblem abound peanut butter

Snack bars are another pantry staple that I like to have on hand. My kids eat them for breakfast sometimes, and I like to keep a stash of them in my van. I’ll also throw them in a packed lunch for a quick, nutritious side when I’m running low on fresh fruit or other snacks. These Gold Emblem Chocolate Chunk and Chia bars have been popular with both my kids and my husband:

gold emblem abound snacks

Gold Emblem Abound products have no artificial preservatives or flavors and 0 grams of trans fat. Gluten and sodium free products are also available! Check out the full line of Gold Emblem Abound products here, and print a $1 off coupon.

Saving on Gold Emblem Abound products could not be easier! Check out my post on 7 Ways to Maximize Your CVS ExtraCare Program Savings. You can also view my weekly CVS/pharmacy sale and coupon match ups here.

From now through TOMORROW August 23, 2014, CVS/pharmacy will donate 1% of purchases of select Back to School products, up to $125,000, to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in support of their new campaign, Great Futures, which aims to open more doors for America’s kids and encourage them to learn, inspire them to lead, and motivate them to be healthy. When school ends at 3 p.m. each day, 15 million kids in America have nowhere to go. Without a structured schedule after school, kids are left unguided, unsupervised, and potentially unsafe. To help these kids, the Great Futures campaign will mobilize the nation around the issues facing America’s youth, raise awareness for the critical role of out-of-school time, and empower the next generation of youth on their path to a great future.

gold emblem abound product giveaway
WIN IT! 3 lucky winners are going to win a variety pack of Gold Emblem Abound products to try for themselves!

What am I giving away?

3 winners will each receive a Gold Emblem Abound variety pack

How can you win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know what your all time favorite lunch and/or snack is. (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:

Enter to win a snack prize pack from @CVS_Extra & @stretchingabuck 3 Winners!: http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=81227 #CVSAbound #healthiereating

3) Fans of the Stretching a Buck Facebook Page. Just be sure to leave a comment here letting me know that you are a fan!

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 and 18 years of age or older to be eligible.

When does this giveaway end?

Wednesday, 8/27/14 at 8PM 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 2 days that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!
Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for this Gold Emblem Abound Back to School campaign. I am being sponsored to help lead this campaign, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. View my disclosure policy for more info.


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1 Darlene Sullins August 22, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Sushi rolls has been my all-time favorite lunch! Yum!

2 Darlene Sullins August 22, 2014 at 3:37 PM
3 Darlene Sullins August 22, 2014 at 3:38 PM

I am a Facebook fan!

4 Cheryl Ford August 22, 2014 at 5:18 PM

My favorite snack is popcorn

5 Cheryl Ford August 22, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I’m a facebook fan

6 Cheryl Ford August 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM

i subscribe to your email newsletter

7 Cheryl Ford August 22, 2014 at 5:24 PM
8 jeri boss August 22, 2014 at 5:38 PM

i am a facebook fan

9 jeri boss August 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

i follow on twitter

10 jeri boss August 22, 2014 at 5:40 PM

i receive your emails

11 jeri boss August 22, 2014 at 5:40 PM

some carrots with ranch dip

12 rachael August 22, 2014 at 6:01 PM

im a facebook fan and suscribe to your emails

13 shelleyb August 22, 2014 at 6:19 PM

My all time favorite lunch, would be Bean Burrito Minus Onion from Taco Bell. Then add one pack mild and one pack hot sauce. Yessirree.

14 Sonia August 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Peanut butter balls, delicious!

15 meredith August 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM

I love celery and peanut butter

16 meredith August 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM

I am a fan of the Stretching a Buck Facebook Page.

17 meredith August 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM
18 Camiele August 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I love string cheese as a snack!

19 Camiele August 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Tweeted it on Twitter.

20 Camiele August 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

21 Camiele August 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I subscribe through a reader.

22 Camiele August 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I subscribe through a reader.

23 Christine August 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

My favorite snack is a hand full of nuts or trail mix.

24 Christine August 25, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I’ve like SAB on Facebook.

25 Ashley S August 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM

My son loves corndogs as his afternoon snack!

26 Ashley S August 25, 2014 at 5:09 PM
27 Ashley S August 25, 2014 at 5:10 PM

I’m a fan on fb ‘anbshilling’

28 Ashley S August 25, 2014 at 5:10 PM

I’m subscribed via google reader. thanks!

29 manda August 26, 2014 at 4:46 PM

love fruit and cheese

30 rachel August 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Chocolate covered almonds…I can’t resist!

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