Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yoplait Original Yogurt Prize Pack Giveaway!

Are you getting enough calcium? Not sure? Well, chances are you're not because, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 60% of women don't get enough calcium. Yikes!

And that's too bad because calcium is important to build and maintain strong bones -- at any age. When you don't get enough from your diet, your body takes it out of your bones. So, calcium is good for you and we could probably all do with getting a little more in through our diet.

Recently, Yoplait introduced its original yogurt with twice the calcium, now 50% of the RDA of calcium in one 6oz container. Getting 50% of your calcium needs in one small container of yogurt seems like a good deal to me. I know that I have a hard time getting all the calcium that I need because I don't like milk at all. I drink a smoothie (made from yogurt) just about every day so I get calcium there and I also take a multivitamin, but I know I could probably do well to consume more calcium.

Here's some information from Yoplait:

With hectic schedules and many things to keep track of, consuming a sufficient amount of calcium may not always be our top priority. Luckily, Yoplait is committed to making it easier for women to add more calcium to their diet every day with the newly reformulated Yoplait Original style yogurt.
Now with two times the amount of calcium of the leading yogurt, that’s 50 percent of the Daily Value in one convenient 6-ounce cup, Yoplait Original yogurt provides women with an easy and delicious way to get the calcium they need. Yoplait Original also contains 50 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin D, which helps with the absorption of calcium. Yoplait is committed to women’s health and is proud to offer a product that has even more of the calcium and vitamin D they need for strong, healthy bodies.

(You can read more about calcium on the Yoplait site HERE.) 

Yoplait is partnering with TV host and celebrity mom Nancy O'Dell on a one million cup giveaway of Yoplait Original yogurt. Since December 13, 2010, over half a million cups of yogurt have been given away. If you’d like to get your own free cup, visit Yoplait on Facebook or the Yoplait Website to sign up. 

To help spread the news, I was invited to try out the Yoplait Original Yogurt and enjoy a prize pack, containing a duffel bag, speed jump rope, towel and water bottle. The prize pack is pictured below:

When I received my yogurt coupon, I went out and bought a cup of the Harvest Peach (retail price here in upstate NY is $.50). My son and I shared it and it was creamy and tasty. 

The Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a Yoplait Original Yogurt Prize Pack which includes: a *VIP Coupon for a free sample of Yoplait Original yogurt, a duffel bag, speed jump rope, water bottle and sport towel. *This coupon offer for Yoplait yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.

To enter:

Leave me a comment telling me what challenges you face in trying to incorporate calcium in your diet.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain a few additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment  each time)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment with the url)
This giveaway will run through Thursday, February 3rd at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Good luck!

Review/giveaway disclosure: I received a coupon for free yogurt and a prize pack from Yoplait through MyBlogSpark. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Monday, January 24, 2011 note pad review and discount. ("express your style in print") has introduced a new artist in their line, Izak Zenou, and his illustrations are super cute! 

I was lucky enough to receive two personalized note pads from the line to check out and review. The note pads are the Izak Best Friends Small Memo Pads and they feature four hipsters with their dogs -- their "best friends." Here's a look:

I love my note pads! It doesn't hurt that I really like personalized items, of course. But, these are a great size for jotting notes and the illustrations are fun. Also, the paper is heavy, but not too heavy, making the pads substantial enough to withstand actual use. Same goes for the adhesive binding on the pads. It is supple yet solid, so the pages won't fall out randomly (which I've had happen with pads that have flimsy binding or too-thin paper). The pads are a good size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 and have 100 sheets of paper in each pad. They are sold in sets of 2 pads for $25.

Overall, I give the notepads a definite thumbs-up! You can check out the note pads on the Expressionery site. And, if you would like to treat yourself to the note pads or anything else in the Izak Zenou line (there are 40 products to choose from) you can use the code IZAKBLOG for 30% off. The code is good through February 1st.


Review disclosure: I received two note pads to review. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stonyfield Rewards

I posted about this probably 6 months ago but the Stonyfield Rewards program has been extended so I wanted to post again. I'm a huge fan of Stonyfield products, especially their yogurt. I use the plain in my smoothies and always have containers of their kids and regular yogurt on hand for my son and husband. I simply feel better serving my family organic dairy products.

But, it is much more expensive to buy than regular dairy. That's where the rewards program comes in. The program will now run through June 30, 2011. If you sign up, you enter codes from Stonyfield products and, once you collect enough points, get coupons for free products. I've gotten probably a dozen free 32oz containers of yogurt, a few free half gallons of milk and probably a dozen free 6oz containers of yogurt. It is a really good deal!

You can check out and sign up for the program HERE.

Disclaimer: I'm simply passing this info along. I was not asked to. I was not compensated for it. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Go Girl Sport review and discount.

Back in December, I was sent the CUTEST little running skort from Go Girl Sport to try out and review. Of course, it's winter here in upstate New York so my opportunities to wear the skirt were limited. But, I did get around to wearing it on several treadmill runs to test it out.

It's called the Tuxedo Skort and, as you can see from the photo, it has a low rise and a short length. (Nope, that's not me with those kickin' abs in the pic.) Check it out:

Very cute.

So, how'd I like it? Well, I was sent a medium and it fit me perfectly. Yes, it has a low rise but the band is wide and comfortable. Yes, the overall length is short but, surprisingly, I liked that. When I first looked at the skort, I worried. I am so not a bun-hugger type of girl and this skort made me think of them. Since it is a skort, though, the shorter length works. Now, I have only worn it when running on my treadmill and I think I will probably not wear it in public until I lose the last of my baby weight. But, I liked the feel of the length. I've had some skorts that are too long and have too much fabric and they end up flapping all over the place. That is not something that would happen with this skort -- no extra flappy fabric here!

The white stripes are actually mesh panels that let air flow through and make the skort less heavy. Underneath the skirt part is an attached pair of white shorts. The undershorts were my least favorite part of the skort. They didn't chafe or anything like that, but they did ride up a bit. It wasn't terrible but it was more than I would have liked. I think that if they were just a wee little bit longer, they would have been perfect.

Overall, I like the Tuxedo Skort and would recommend it.

You can buy it online at the Go Girl Sport web site for $64. Since the folks at Go Girl Sport are so nice, they've provided me with a discount code for 20% off your order: 20SHEGO. Also, check out their Facebook page because they often list deals there:!/pages/GoXiGo-by-Go-Girl-Sport/105394110859

Review disclosure: I received one skort to review. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Naturemade Chewable vitamin D free sample

Walmart is offering free samples of Naturemade Chewable Vitamin D. We all know how important vitamin D is, especially during the winter months!

There is a short form that you must fill out to get your sample. Visit the web site HERE to get your sample!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Set your alarm for an awesome giveaway!

Check it out! Nike is giving away 2,011 pairs of Nike Free shoes. The giveaway opens January 4th at 3pm EST  so I'm sure you'll want to enter right away to make sure you're one of the lucky 2,011. Here's the link:

Good luck!

Yummy Barney Butter contest!

This is great: Barney Butter is running a contest where they'll give away a year's supply of Barney Butter! YUM!

To enter, just like them on Facebook and fill out the sweepstakes form. They also have a sale going on now, with 11% off through 1/11/11. Go to their web site and use promo code: NewYear11.