Friday, November 24, 2006

Trader Joe's Contest!!

A Holiday Season Giveaway!

I think one of the great joys of being vegan is finding new goodies at the store that are vegan - to eat and cook with and enjoy... I've noticed that a lot of you out there in vegan cyberspace don't live close to a Trader Joe's, and that you are always reading about everyone else's TJ finds. SO, I'm offering a holiday season Trader Joe's Giveaway!

Here is the deal:
1. The giveaway is open to everyone, but it is nicer not to enter if you already live close to a TJ. (or if you can easily afford to shop at TJ).
2. If you want to enter, just leave your name in the comment field.
3. The contest is open until December 15th. On that day, I will randomly draw a name out of a hat and the winner will receive...
up to $25 of their favorite (non-perishable) TJ products sent to them in time for Xmas!!

If you don't already have favorite TJ products, I will pick some out. If you do, share them here... so we can all compare notes. Fun!

Incidentally, we are overloaded with leftovers... cooking may be light for the next day or two. Good news is that we have our annual holiday craft party coming up next weekend, so I will be doing lots of fun cooking next week!

Good luck!


  1. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Amey, what a fantastic and generous idea! I am not going to enter, because I always manage to find a TJ one way or another, but I'll be happy to chime in on my favorite products for whomever wins!!

    (Let's see... organic nut butters, oils and vinegars, wines, mustards and condiments, "simmer sauces", baking mixes, curry powder and other spices... Sharon's coconut sorbet...)

  2. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Amey, That's so nice of you! I don't need to enter. I'm so far from a Trader Joe's and I guess they're afraid of the mega Whole Foods to ever come here. It's totally not fair!

  3. Hm!
    We'll see if anyone enters this little giveaway at all... If not, I have another good holiday gift idea. :) I like holiday gifts!

    By the way Bazu,
    Sharon's Coconut Sorbet is insane! I love it so much. :)

  4. oh dang. Am I too late to enter this contest?? I live in Georgia, so I havent even been in a Trader Joes, but I hear great things about it!


  5. How sweet of you. Don't count me in because I live walking distance to one (yay!) but I think it is wonderful you are offering this awesome gift. I can't wait to see what the winner ends up getting.

  6. Hi Savanna,
    No! You are not too late, the contest is open until December 15th!

    :) Amey

  7. Is the contest open to Canadians? If it is, I'd like to enter, please; I've heard good things about Trader Joe's, but we don't have them here.

  8. Hi Ikkinlala,
    Sure! Canadians are included! Consider yourself entered!

  9. Anonymous8:06 AM

    How did I miss this post? I love Trader Joes and want to cry at the thought of not having one nearby. When I was a child, my mom and I would take one Saturday and drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara (about 2 1/2 hours) to stock up on TJ's goodies. When I moved to Orange County, I never lived farther than 1 mile from TJ's. I stocked up for our move out here but I've just about used everything up. I have a gallon of their spicy cider in the refrigerator and one more gallon in my pantry. That's it. I'm rationing it!!

    What a fun contest. Count me in for sure!

  10. Anonymous9:53 PM

    My goodness, you're generous! Please sign me up and thank you for having such generosity of spirit. Namaste!

  11. Cool!
    Thanks Vivacious Vegan & VegYogini for entering the contest! I am looking forward to seeing who wins!
    :) Amey

  12. Cool!
    Thanks VivaciousV & VegYogini for entering the contest! I am really looking forward to seeing who wins.

    :) Amey

  13. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Amey, I was just catching up on blogs for the week and saw this! I would love to enter the giveaway--I have never been to a Trader Joe's and it sounds like a really awesome store.

    It is so kind of you to offer this giveaway! You are going to make some vegan out here very happy. :)

  14. Awesome Laura!
    I'm psyched to have another entrant! Good luck. :)

  15. Anonymous8:05 AM

    I shop at TJs every week, so I won't enter, but I think this is such a wonderful contest!

  16. Anonymous6:53 AM

    I just saw you blog and then read the wonderful news that you are offering up $25 worth of goods from TJ. Please count me in! I am currently deployed and well, lets just say there is not a TJ's to be found! I purchased some items before I left to send to myself, but stocks are getting low. Great site and great contest. Take care, Farrah Thompson

  17. Hi Farrah!
    Thanks for entering! I'm drawing a name in just a few more days. Good luck!

  18. Anonymous6:09 PM

    I'm not entering, since I live pretty close to a tj's right now, but I will recomend the pomegranate vinegar to give away. Very tasty!

  19. Bunnylips4:00 PM

    I wouldn't worry about the health food megastores. TJ's just moved into a location in Thousand Oaks, CA that used to be a Whole Foods.

    There's plenty of room for both.


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