Category Archives: Giveaways

Milk Unleashed App and Giveaway!

I’ve got a giveaway for you today!

Milk Unleashed wants to give you a variety pack consisting of four shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from: Hershey’s, LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley.*

Check Out the Milk Unleashed Blog App Here.

Milk Unleashed app

The app has On-The-Go Games and Tips! Even cruising down the freeway can be an adventure! With these fun games and tips you can have some family time even when you are out on the road!

On-The-Go Snacks! Have you ever wanted to try the world’s best smoothie? Well Milk Unleashed is here to make all your dreams come true! Find out the best snacks to grab that will make your next outing even more thrilling!

*Milk will be chosen by random from the previously mentioned brands.

To enter (who doesn’t love free milk!?):

1) MANDATORY: Go to the app page and check it out! Come back here to report on your favorite On-The-Go Games from the app.

2) OPTIONAL: Take the Family On-The-Go Quiztacular and post your results in the comments section!

Good luck! I’ll pick one winner on Thursday, October 4 at 8PM CST and e-mail them directly, so please include your e-mail address when you comment.

The giveaway is now closed. The winner was Alysha!


Healthy Surprise Review and Giveaway

I’ve got a great giveaway for you today! It’s from Healthy Surprise.

One lucky winner will get this in the mail! There are lots of great gluten free, natural and vegan products to try out.

I was sent a similar box with lots of goodies. Craig and I ripped this bag open right away and he was addicted to the dried apple chips. The winner gets to try some dried cherries, yum!


I also liked this new to me product.

There are lots of options for subscriptions. I am honestly not sure I would be willing to pay that much per month (they start at $33), but if you were looking for something convenient that would help you make sure you always had healthy snacks on hand, maybe it would be worth it.

They also have gift options.

Thank you to Healthy Surprise for letting me try out a box of my own and for giving one away!

To enter:

-Leave me a comment with your favorite healthy snack.

For one extra entry:

-Tweet about the giveaway: Lisa @FitintheMidwest is giving away @HealthySurprise box!

U.S. residents only please. Giveaway ends on Saturday, June 23rd at 5 p.m. CST. I will use to pick the winner and post it on June 24th. Winner will have 24 hours to e-mail me at I will pick a new winner if the original one does not e-mail me directly.

Thanks for entering and good luck!

Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine Review and {Giveaway}

I’ve got a review and giveaway for you today from Suave. Thanks to their PR firm for reaching out to me!

Suave has a new scent out on the market called Everlasting Sunshine. Having just spent this past weekend in the sun quite a bit, I know I want to hold onto that summery feeling all I can. 🙂 This scent does remind me of summer.

Suave® Everlasting Sunshine – for the first time ever, Suave debuts one fragrance – Everlasting Sunshine – across all product categories

· Suave Naturals® Everlasting Sunshine Body Wash – Enriched with vitamin E, a skin conditioner, this body wash leaves your skin fresh and delightfully fragrant and showers you with the fun, uplifting scent of passion flower and vanilla

· Suave Naturals® Everlasting Sunshine Body Wash – The fresh fragrance of passion flower and vanilla leaves your skin soft, smooth and delightfully fragrant. Delivers clinically proven moisturization.

· Suave ® Everlasting Sunshine 24-Hour Protection Invisible Solid – Glides on clear to fight odor and wetness for up to 24 hours without a messy residue. Clinically proven to provide effective odor and wetness protection.

I tried the body wash and lotion recently and loved them! The scent is really nice and fresh, without being too overpowering. I really love vanilla based scents though.

Suave Everlasting Sunshine Body Wash and Lotion

Both were really moisturizing, as promised.

Back of Suave everlasting sunshine body wash and lotion bottles

Suave everlasting sunshine description

Want to win a lotion and body wash for yourself? Two lucky winners will get to do just that!

To enter:

Leave me a comment saying what your favorite summer activity is. Mine would be traveling. This past weekend, we went to Door County, WI and enjoyed being out in the sun while hiking, kayaking, paddle boating, eating outdoors and just walking around adorable towns in general.

-Earn one extra entry if you tweet about the giveaway. Tweet the following: “Lisa @FitintheMidwest is giving away Suave Everlasting Sunshine Lotion and Body Wash. Two winners!”

-Earn another entry by posting this giveaway on Facebook.

U.S. residents only please.

I will pick a winner on Saturday, June 16th after 3 p.m. CST. Thanks for entering!

OXO Salad Dressing Shaker review and {GIVEAWAY}

I am excited to share this review and giveaway with you today!

As part of the OXO blogger outreach program, I received a salad dressing shaker for free to try out for myself and one to giveaway.

OXO Good Grips salad dressing shakers


Here are some of the features:

OXO Good Grips salad dressing top

Description from the OXO website:
Making a quick dressing is a cinch with the OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker. The watertight Shaker offers a clean, neat and convenient way to mix, serve and store dressings, sauces and marinades. The top unscrews to reveal a wide opening ideal for adding a range of ingredients like oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, onions and spices. The Shaker is made of a BPA-free, break-resistant and dishwasher safe material. Once ingredients are added, screw the top on and shake to quickly mix dressings with no spills. The top lever flips back for pouring and forward to seal. Use the airtight Shaker to store leftover dressing and sauce right inside the fridge.

I made a salad for lunch today and tried out the product! I used a Penzey’s Italian salad dressing base.

Salad dressing OXO salad dressing shaker

Mixing it all up!

OXO salad dressing shaker

The top opens up so you can pour out your dressing and it closes for easy storage in the fridge.

top pouring feature OXO salad dressing shaker

I am so happy I received one of these to try out and keep! It is something I see myself using quite often because I tend to make my own dressings vs. buying them.

pouring the dressing

Want to win one for yourself?

To enter (US residents only):

Mandatory: what are your favorite salad combinations? If you don’t like salads, just say that and tell me what you are having for dinner tonight.

Extra entries:

-Follow me on twitter.
-Tweet about the giveaway “Lisa @ FitintheMidwest is giving away an @OXO good grips salad dressing shaker. Enter here:”

I’ll announce the winner on Monday, May 7th at about 8 p.m. CST. Good luck!

Exhaustion and Larabar Winner

I am still exhausted from work over the last couple of days. I walked over 13 miles in two days just at work alone. My feet were killing me on the second day! The good news is that I worked my butt off to get that program all organized and well run and it paid off. It went well and there were no hiccups. To hear the word “great” over and over again was so nice!

My pedometer from Friday.


Bus ride into work on Friday–my Crumpler bag was my red item for the March Photo a Day.


On Saturday morning, Karma was loud per usual, so he was my loud thing for Saturday’s march photo.


Did you hear about this story? I feel bad for the lady. Maybe it’s the midwesterner in me, but she is allowed to like Olive Garden and be excited for it to have come to her small town. I loved Olive Garden back in the day but haven’t been there in ages.


This story was also in the Sunday newspaper today. I’d love to pay more for a hotel that has group exercise classes or workout equipment in my room.


And finally, the winner of the four larabars! Congrats to Mindy from just a one girl revolution! Mindy, please e-mail me your address and your phone number. 🙂 Thanks to everyone for entering.

I’m off of work tomorrow and I need another rest day. I’m actually headed to spend the day with my parents, so it will be a nice change of pace.

Larabar {giveaway}

Do you watch the Biggest Loser? If you caught last night’s episode, you’ll be excited to enter the giveaway I have for you tonight!

Trainer Dolvett Quince suggested Peanut Butter Cookie and Cherry Pie LÄRABARs as great go-to snacks before the contestants embarked on a hike. I know I personally love to keep LÄRABARs in my purse, gym bag and in my snack drawer at work.

The kind folks at LÄRABAR have offered a chance for one of my wonderful readers to win 2 Cherry Pie and 2 Peanut Butter Cookie bars!

To enter (U.S. residents only, sorry Canadian friends)–leave a comment for each of the things you do:

-Leave a comment with your favorite flavor of LÄRABAR or if you have never tried them, say that and share your favorite bar, whether it’s homemade or store bought.

-Follow me on twitter. If you already follow me, comment saying that you do.

-Tweet about the giveaway and link to your tweet.

You can enter until Sunday, March 11 at 5 p.m. Central time. I’ll pick the winner then and share it in my Sunday post. Good luck!


If you have been reading my blog for a while, then it’s no secret that I love Chobani yogurt. I eat it every day. I am excited to share that love with my readers today by hosting a giveaway for the new flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Blood Orange and Passion Fruit!



Had the Apple Cinnamon with lunch on Friday.


My favorite is definitely the Blood Orange! The Passion Fruit is growing on me though.

A huge thank you goes out to Chobani for sending me the new flavors.

To enter–please leave a separate comment for each of these that you do.

-Leave a comment with your favorite flavor of yogurt or favorite way to eat it (with granola, cereal, etc.). It doesn’t have to be greek or Chobani.

-Tweet about the giveaway and link to it.

-Link to the giveaway on your blog.

Open to US residents only.

I will announce the winner on Friday, March 2nd. You have until 7 p.m. Central time to enter.

Good luck!

Weekend scenes

I can’t believe the weekend is almost over! I need an extra day off of work soon.

Here’s my weekend through less text and more pictures for the sake of time.

Was happy to get a package from White Girl salsa yesterday. I won some last year and it finally came. I was so sad to pick up the box and see stuff was leaking. Even more mad when I sliced my finger on a piece of glass, even though I was very careful opening the box.


This came as a sample in our newspaper. I had it after the gym and thought it was pretty tasty.


After a shower and lunch, I was just as tired as my three boys. I read my book and fell asleep for about five minutes.


Traded in an empty bag of Starbucks beans for a hot cup of coffee. I was one of the few who didn’t get a love cup around Valentine’s day, so I was happy to randomly get one. I tried the blonde roast for the first time and I liked it. I usually like darker blends of coffee, so the taste of the lighter bean was different at first.


Grocery shopped. Just needed a few things to get us through the week.


Shopped at one of my fav local grocery stores, Sendik’s.


Got these for free using a coupon sent to me by the company. Will let you know how they are!


Had to get this salad dressing at the store because I love eating salads, but love them even more when this dressing is on top.


Got my ring cleaned. It’s all shiny and looks new now!


Weekend movies/shows. Can’t get enough of Downton Abbey still.


Read a little. Not as much as I would have liked. My eyes keep getting so tired!


Karma is always on my lap when I am curled up on the couch with a blanket.


If you want to enter to win 12 of the new Chobani flavors, come back tomorrow because I’ll have a giveaway!

Wasa cracker giveaway winner

The winner of the Wasa cracker prize is Sara P.!

Congrats Sara! Please e-mail me your mailing address at and I’ll pass it onto the folks at Wasa.

wasa crackers

Hope everyone is having a good New Years Day! I already was pretty productive with laundry, dishes, changing the bed and then a trip to the gym before it closed at 1 p.m. Now I need to get some groceries and also clean out the fridge. Not a fun job, but once it is done, it will be nice.

Wasa crackers and flatbreads {GIVEAWAY}

I’ve got a great, healthy giveaway for you today! It will help start your 2012 right.

Comment by Sunday, January 1, 2012 and maybe you’ll win the same package of three flatbreads (rosemary, sesame and original) and crackers (multi grain, hearty and whole grain) from Wasa that I received.


wasa crackers flatbread and multi grain/whole

wasa crackers

wasa flatbread

We opened the flatbreads and hearty crackers on Christmas day and I loved them both!

Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents.

How to enter (leave a separate comment for each thing below that you do):

1) Comment about your favorite thing to put on a cracker or flatbread. If you need some ideas, pop over to this Wasa site.

2) Follow me on twitter: @FitintheMidwest. If you already follow me, just let me know.

3) Tweet about the giveaway and link to your tweet.

4) Link to the giveaway on your blog and let me know you did it.

Good luck! You have until noon on January 1, 2012 to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly via