4th Annual “Give Thanks with the Gift of Cookies” Giveaway

It’s time, once again, for my absolute favorite giveaway. I can hardly believe that it’s the fourth year of our “Give Thanks With the Gift of Cookies” giveaway! It has become one of the highlights of the holiday season for everybody here at Mrs. Fields Secrets Blog. We love reading the entries, and we especially appreciate the time you take to nominate special people in your life who are deserving of thanks. (If you need some inspirational reading, check out years onetwo, and three.)

This year at Mrs. Fields, we are celebrating our 35th anniversary, which is 35 wonderful years of being part of special moments in your lives. From casual moments of a shared cookie at the shopping mall, to helping you celebrate babies, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays with your loved ones, we love to help make the moments sweeter. It’s an honor to be part of your lives, and we thank you for the opportunity.

With Thanksgiving approaching, we have much to be thankful for and we know that you do too. We also know that the perfect way to express your gratitude is with the gift of cookies. Once again, we are giving away three fabulous prizes to deserving people nominated by you! We’ll deliver them, along with your thanks, just in time for Thanksgiving! Why? Because the only thing better than winning a Mrs. Fields Secrets giveaway is winning one for somebody else!

How does it work?

Leave a comment answering this question: Who would you like to thank and why?

The contest will run from now until Sunday, November 18th, after which three winners will be selected to receive one of three incredible prizes.

First prize is our Classic Cookie and Brownie Bonus Tray with 48 cookies and 24 brownies. We like to refer to it as an instant party.

Cookie and Brownie Bonus Tray

Second prize is our Bites of Fall Box. It’s an elegant gift that arrives with a variety of our bite-sized cookies and melt-in-your-mouth frosted cookies.

Bites of Fall Box

Third prize is our Tastes of Fall Box filled with an assortment of our bite-sized cookies and brownies, plus our ultra-decadent frosted cookies.

Tastes of Fall Box

Without further ado, let the thanking begin!

One entry per person, please. Entries will be accepted until midnight, Sunday, November 18, 2012. Winners will be chosen and notified via email. 

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Mrs. Fields Trivia – Nov 8th, 2012

Here’s your chance again to win another amazing gift of FREE cookies from Mrs. Field

Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our blog.  If we pick you as our winner, we will contact you via the email you’ve provided.

We will draw 1 name from the correct answers given and that person will receive a FREE Mrs. Fields Fall Bites Box 2012 ($30.00 Value, with shipping). Answers will be accepted until midnight (Nov 8th, 2012). Limited to one win per month per entrant. Winner will be notified via email.

Prize Details:

This week we’ll be giving away one of our special edition Mrs. Fields Fall Bites Box 2012  – item #12F649, a $30.00 value, including shipping. It contains 24 Nibblers® bite-sized cookies, 18 Brownie Bites and 2 hand-frosted pumpkin cookies. Perfection!

 

Question:

What shape are the hand frosted cookies in our Merry Moose Jar?

Mrs. Fields Trivia is HERE – Win FREE COOKIES!

Mrs. Fields Trivia – Oct 25th, 2012

Here’s your chance again to win another amazing gift of FREE cookies from Mrs. Field

Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our blog.  If we pick you as our winner, we will contact you via the email you’ve provided.

We will draw 1 name from the correct answers given and that person will receive a FREE Mrs. Fields Fall Bites Box 2012 ($30.00 Value, with shipping). Answers will be accepted until midnight (Oct 25th, 2012). Limited to one win per month per entrant. Winner will be notified via email.

Prize Details:

This week we’ll be giving away one of our special edition Mrs. Fields Fall Bites Box 2012  – item #12F649, a $30.00 value, including shipping. It contains 24 Nibblers® bite-sized cookies, 18 Brownie Bites and 2 hand-frosted pumpkin cookies. Perfection!

 

Question:

What contest are we hosting on MrsFieldsSecrets.com right now (besides trivia of course)? 

 

25 Budget-Friendly Family Activities

I’m a long time believer that family fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune; sometimes it just takes a little inspiration! I’ve put together 25 fun (and mostly free) activities to enjoy as a family, with friends, or at a party.

  1. Frisbee Golf. All you need is a frisbee, some laundry baskets, and a big yard or park.
  2. YouTube Night. This is a family favorite of ours. Everybody takes turns sharing a handful of favorite videos. (One of mine is Marcel the Shell.)
  3. Power Outage. Have your very own power outage by unplugging everything, lighting some candles, and hanging out with favorite books or stories.
  4. Fort Night. Built a fort together with sheets and blankets.
  5. Tag-team Cake Decorating. You’ll need a cake, frosting and decorations, and a stopwatch. Every person gets 15 seconds to decorate before another person takes over.
  6. Library Day. Go to the library and stay for (at least) a couple of hours.
  7. Museum Time. Most museums offer free days for families or students. Look into local options and take advantage.
  8. Archive Adventure. Pull out old family videos and slide shows and enjoy a walk down memory lane.
  9. Crazy Hair Salon. Gather hair styling supplies (lots of hairspray) and take turns in the chair getting a crazy makeover. Be sure to take photos.
  10. Park Hop. You probably know one or two local parks, but what about the ones just beyond your neighborhood? Go exploring and visit new parks a little further away.
  11. Upcycle Crafting. Get out your craft supplies and raid the recycling bin to create something new.
  12. Rock Toss. Find a local lake, river, or canal and practice the fine art of skipping rocks.
  13. What’s In Store? Many big chain craft and hardware stores offer fun and free mini classes, usually on Saturday mornings.
  14. Talent Show. String up some Christmas lights to create a stage and invite a group of friends to put on a show.
  15. Voicemail Makeover. Get creative and make new voicemail messages for everybody’s phones.
  16. Flea Market Finds. Draw names and give each person a fixed amount of money ($1 works great) to find a perfect gift at a local flea market or garage sale.
  17. Fan Yourself. Show up at a local skate park or ball park and give the players a surprise cheering section.
  18. Create a Soundtrack. Take turns playing DJ while creating personalized playlists for each person in the family.
  19. Go Fishin’. Did you know that many states offer free fishing days?
  20. Book vs. Movie. Read a book as a family, then watch the movie version together and decide which you like best. (The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a favorite.)
  21. Get In The Way. Create your own obstacle course in the house or yard and race each other through.
  22. Imaginary Restaurant. Create a special bistro in your kitchen, complete with menu, table decoration, wait staff. Serve each other or invite guests.
  23. Go Treasure Hunting. If you enjoy adventure, it’s time to start geocaching.
  24. Take a Hike. Fall weather and changing colors are two good reasons to strap on your hiking boots.
  25. Mix It Up. Make breakfast for dinner and eat it on the floor or outside; use a projector to watch a movie on the ceiling; switch bedrooms for sleeping. It’s mixed up and such fun!

{Image via Livestrong.}

Mrs. Fields Trivia is HERE – Win FREE COOKIES!

Mrs. Fields Trivia – Sept 13th, 2012

Here’s your chance again to win another amazing gift of FREE cookies from Mrs. Field

Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our blog.  If we pick you as our winner, we will contact you via the email you’ve provided.

We will draw 1 name from the correct answers given and that person will receive a FREE Mrs. Fields 35th Anniversary Tin ($44.00 Value, with shipping). Answers will be accepted until midnight (Sept 13th, 2012). Limited to one win per month per entrant. Winner will be notified via email.

Prize Details:

This week we’ll be giving away one of our special edition 35th Anniversary Mrs. Fields Tin – item #10025, a $44.00 value, including shipping. It contains 60 Nibblers® bite-sized cookies. Perfection!

Question:

How many birthday cookie gifts do we have?

Mrs. Fields Trivia is HERE – Win FREE COOKIES!

Mrs. Fields Trivia – Sept 6th, 2012

Here’s your chance again to win another amazing gift of FREE cookies from Mrs. Field

Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our blog.  If we pick you as our winner, we will contact you via the email you’ve provided.

We will draw 1 name from the correct answers given and that person will receive a FREE Mrs. Fields 35th Anniversary Tin ($44.00 Value, with shipping). Answers will be accepted until midnight (Sept 6th, 2012). Limited to one win per month per entrant. Winner will be notified via email.

Prize Details:

This week we’ll be giving away one of our special edition 35th Anniversary Mrs. Fields Tin – item #10025, a $44.00 value, including shipping. It contains 60 Nibblers® bite-sized cookies. Perfection!

Question:

What’s on the front of our new Back to School Goodie Crate?

Mrs. Fields Trivia is HERE – Win FREE COOKIES!

Mrs. Fields Trivia – Aug 16th, 2012

Here’s your chance again to win another amazing gift of FREE cookies from Mrs. Field

Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our blog.  If we pick you as our winner, we will contact you via the email you’ve provided.

We will draw 1 name from the correct answers given and that person will receive a FREE Mrs. Fields 35th Anniversary Tin ($44.00 Value, with shipping). Answers will be accepted until midnight (Aug 16th, 2012). Limited to one win per month per entrant. Winner will be notified via email.

Prize Details:

This week we’ll be giving away one of our special edition 35th Anniversary Mrs. Fields Tin – item #10025, a $44.00 value, including shipping. It contains 60 Nibblers® bite-sized cookies. Perfection!

Question:

How many sister’s did Debbi Fields have?

 

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6. Prize: One winner will be selected.  The winner will receive free cookies for 12 months through the Mrs. Fields Treat of the Month program (the “Prize”).  Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

Winner of the Prize is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes, if applicable, associated with Prize receipt and/or use.  All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above are the winner’s sole responsibility. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent by the Winner is permitted except as otherwise stated herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the Prize with one of comparable or greater value.  The winner is strictly prohibited from selling, auctioning, trading or otherwise transferring any part of the Prize, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion

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Mrs. Fields Trivia is HERE – Win FREE COOKIES!

Mrs. Fields Trivia – June 21st 2012

Here’s your chance again to win another amazing gift of FREE cookies from Mrs. Field

Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our blog.  If we pick you as our winner, we will contact you via the email you’ve provided.

We will draw 1 name from the correct answers given and that person will receive a FREE Mrs. Fields Springtime Tin ($44.00 Value, with shipping). Answers will be accepted until midnight (June 21st, 2012). Limited to one win per month per entrant. Winner will be notified via email.

Prize Details:

This week we’ll be giving away one of our Springtime Tin – item #11EV323, a $44.00 value, including shipping. It contains 60 Nibblers® bite-sized cookies. Perfection!

Question:  What two shapes do our cookie cakes come in?


Mrs. Fields Trivia is HERE – Win FREE COOKIES!

Mrs. Fields Trivia – June 14th 2012

Here’s your chance again to win another amazing gift of FREE cookies from Mrs. Field

Enter the contest by leaving a comment on our blog.  If we pick you as our winner, we will contact you via the email you’ve provided.

We will draw 1 name from the correct answers given and that person will receive a FREE Mrs. Fields Springtime Tin ($44.00 Value, with shipping). Answers will be accepted until midnight (June 14th, 2012). Limited to one win per month per entrant. Winner will be notified via email.

Prize Details:

This week we’ll be giving away one of our Springtime Tin – item #11EV323, a $44.00 value, including shipping. It contains 60 Nibblers® bite-sized cookies. Perfection!

Question:   Fill in the blank….

Which president designated the 3rd Sunday of June to be Father’s Day?


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