$1000 GIVEAWAY(CLOSED)! Plus 10 Gift Ideas For the Real Foodie

It’s GIVEAWAY time again!! Just in time for Christmas. I’ve joined with a bunch of your favorite Real Food blogs to bring you an amazing giveaway. The highest value giveaway I’ve ever been able to bring you. A $1000 AMAZON GIFT CARD!  I am so excited that I started thinking of ways I would spend it and wanted to share those ideas with you. Check these out and then follow the directions at the bottom of the post to enter to win this super awesome giveaway.

What would I buy with a $1000 amazon card if I could only spend it on myself?? Well, a bunch of stuff to help me keep up this real food and natural living lifestyle. It can get busy and there’s a lot of mixing and chopping and standing and after all that, the need for some ME time. Here are some things I thought of.

First, kitchen equipment. Anything to cut down my prep or cooking time. Here are some I use already and some I would love to have!

1. Because we try not to use the microwave much, THIS convection oven comes in handy! Reheating, baking, toasting, roasting. All in one.

2. We have a dehydrator but it’s old and not very user friendly. I’d love THIS ONE.

3.  I would also love to try out one of THESE blenders. I’ve heard a lot of great things about them and wonder how I could make it work for me.

4.  THIS high end food processor would be awesome to make butter in. It would be ready so fast!


Next, I would look at how I could make my kitchen experience more comfortable and less stressful on my body. I’m still healing from years of neglect and not-so-fun medications, so I sometimes get tuckered out too fast.

5. THIS kitchen mat would be WONDERFUL on my feet! I bet any real foodie would LOVE to get one of these under the tree!

6. This batter bowl would be great for tired hands. The handle would make it far less stressful to pour.

7. I use my tablet for recipes while I’m cooking but it’s a pain to bend over it to read the ingredients and instructions. It would be great to have a cabinet mount like this one!


And there might be a few things I would get for myself for AFTER I am done in the kitchen.

8. A nice chair massager like this one would be GRAND! Even a foot massager would work!

9. Organic Fair Trade chocolate…YES, PLEASE!! A BIG basket of it.

And last but not least…a few goodies to keep me thinking!

10. A billion books. OK, a doubt $1000 would buy a billion, but I sure have a big list. I’d probably get these first… LOST LAKE, THE BLONDE, and PANIC.


THAT is what I would do if I had a $1000 gift card to spend on ME! (To my husband: This can also serve as my Christmas list! {wink, wink}). What would you spend this lovely prize on if you could only spend it on yourself?

The fine print…
A winner will be chosen via random.org. We will announce the lucky winner on Friday, December 20, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to contact cocoswell @ gmail.com with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone! (Open worldwide. However, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.)


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62 Thoughts on “$1000 GIVEAWAY(CLOSED)! Plus 10 Gift Ideas For the Real Foodie

  1. I would do all of my Christmas shopping then clean out my amazon wish list. It’s filled with business and personal development books, and seasons 2-9 of Full House, of course.

  2. Jennafer Martin on December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am said:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! there’s a lot of fun gluten-free goodness to be found on Amazon, and I was just going to say I’d buy the VitaMix and cool bowl, but then you threw in the chair massager and chocolate – so how could I resist? I’d also throw in some supplements – probiotocs and more. Thanks again for the chance to win!

  3. Theresa on December 5, 2013 at 12:54 am said:

    Wowsa! I would love a tablet, and the counter mount, and healthy food, a blender, OMG so many wonderful things come to mind. . . love the kitchen mat too!! However, the last six years has been really tough on my family, with the last year being the worst physically and financially. Emergency back surgery for my husband, permanent nerve damage, and loss of income. First, second and third degree burns for my son (arm, chest and face). Stomach issues for my daughter. And for me, a herniated disc, and two bulging discs among other things (to include surgery before the end of the year). We are at the end of our rope financially. This would be spend on Christmas gifts for ALL four of us, as there will be none otherwise. I could not spend this all on myself when we have all been through so much.

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  5. Jaclyn on December 5, 2013 at 7:02 am said:

    A Vitamix and a Le Creuset oven, maybe a Sous-Vide too!

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  9. Kristen S on December 5, 2013 at 9:07 am said:

    First, I would take care of Christmas and then all 3 kids’ birthdays coming up in the next couple months. After that, I would probably buy something useful like a new vacuum or Vitamix. And if anything is left, maybe something fun for me like a new camera lens. 🙂

  10. I would get a new computer….and maybe a year’s supply of flowers for my wife. 🙂

  11. Terra Washburn on December 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm said:

    Excalibur dehydrator

  12. I’d totally buy a Vitamix! I’ve wanted one for ages…

  13. Emily Phillips on December 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

    I would buy the Vitamix for sure! Then all sorts of things for my hubby. He is one of the greatest gifts God has ever given me.

  14. I checked out the Vitamix link, but if I won the gift card my heart belongs to an Apple MacBook!

  15. Oh wow! I’ve been wanting to get a bunch of items for the kitchen, but the budget hasn’t allowed. On my list is: a dehydrator, juicer, food processor, aromatherapy diffuser & others I can’t think of right now!

  16. MiQuelle Meshishnek on December 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm said:

    April I checked out the dehydrator it’s pretty neat kind of speedy though. I would spend the gift card on my kids.

  17. I’m totally wanting one of the high end Vitamix blenders!

  18. There are so many things in my shopping cart at Amazon. Kindle Fire (newest one) dehydrator, food processor, lots of cookbooks on my list, Food for Humans, 21DSD recipes. Soooooo many things. Rebound trampoline, new running shoes. Coconut oil, almond flour. OH, my like a kid in a candy store…no more candy, so what else. Bob’s shoes

  19. Vivian Varela on December 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm said:

    I would buy a much needed Vitamix and a Kitchen Aid, and then I would proceed to use the rest of the money to help buy my little brother a well deserved laptop that my parents want to give him. Fingers crossed for the greatest christmas presents!!!

  20. Deborah on December 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm said:

    buy some herbs and concoctions including Coconut oil 5 gal… Essential Oils… for my cousin who’s unemployed currently and has Lymes and shingles with no health coverage right now as his cobra ran out.

  21. Tricia Vaillancourt on December 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm said:

    If I were to win a $1,000 Gift Certificate, I would use the whole thing on books! Wonderful books that could explain ways to bring true health back to my husband and my bodies. Recipes and ideas full of cleansing nutrition sounds so exciting! Trying to grasp the concepts of Gluten Free Diets is complicated. I have always enjoyed cooking and would love a fresh shelf of resources! Yep! That’s what I would do!

  22. Rebecca on December 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm said:

    Oh lord…what could I do with $1000 Amazon card. Well, I would have to prioritize my wish list. For starters I would pick up all sorts of knitting books. Some Palero cookbooks. There is a car part I need to order. I would *love* to pick up yarn. Movies would be fun. Maybe a tablet for me. There is a lot of things I would pick up.

  23. Ret Johnson on December 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm said:

    I would get an Excalibur dehydrator, an All American 921, a ham radio, Essential Oil Safety book, and emergency prep supplies.

  24. What a wonderful gift to receive $1000 gift card from amazon. First thing I would get is the pull out under cabinet holder for my ipad. I am constantly using my ipad for recipes. That would be a great gift. Love the food processor. Never had one and there has been times where I wish I did. The chair massage would be great after a long day of taking care of the family and cooking great recipes. Thank you for this opportunity ! 🙂

  25. Go crazy with last minute gifts for the extended family!!

  26. Becky Rhoden on December 6, 2013 at 10:55 am said:

    I would love to have a Vitamix Blender or a Cuisinart food processor. I would also want to buy some books on herbs and essential oils. Maybe gets some decent pots and pans… The list is endless.

  27. Shelby F on December 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm said:

    I would get the cabinet mount for sure! And lots of gifts.

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  29. Hannah on December 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity!! If I won I would just go NUTS with gifts for my family, since I haven’t been able to get/make them nice things what with student loans and all. Lots of gluten free flour for my dad, a vitamix for my sister so she can make coconut milk and baby food, a nice dehydrator for my mom, and some pans to replace my brother’s teflon stuff he has now. If there was anything left over I’d probably get a veggie spiralizer for me.

  30. Frances on December 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm said:

    A Vitamix and an Excaliber would be at the top of my list 🙂

  31. Deanna on December 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm said:

    If I had to spend it all on me…I would start with an Excalibur Dehydrator, a Berkey Water Filter, a glass drinking bottle, some raw honey (in bulk), some coconut oil (also in bulk), some maca powder, a set of stainless steel pans, some Great Lakes gelatin, some maple syrup, some truly raw almonds, earthpaste, beeswax candles, pyrex glass storage for leftovers, Kerrygold butter, a Pyrex 8-cup measuring cup…and then I’d have to see how much was left…

  32. A good set of snow tires to keep us safe, a paleo pantry makeover (all our staples stocked) to keep us healthy, an electric mixer to give my arm a rest, a ceramic water dispenser to keep hydrated with clean water, a haircut because its been a year, better kitchen knives, an air purifier to breathe clean air, a usb essential oil diffuser for calming aromas wherever we are, a set of bamboo utensils for earth friendliness, a countertop garden/indoor greenhouse set to grow our own food, a gift to give away because its nice to share, and a kitty for me and my son…oh wait, there is something you can’t get on amazon 😉 I think that would use up the gift card…did we dream big enough? <3

  33. Jeannette Olton on December 7, 2013 at 4:26 am said:

    I would buy lots of baby items for my first grandchild, expected next month! And maybe a couple books for me.

  34. Amanda on December 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm said:

    New tennis shoes for working out and lots of random items from my wish list.

  35. Thanks for hosting this! I would love a vitamix, and a dehydrator! Plus a ton of real foods and a percolator 🙂

  36. I’d love that food processor! I need a good one. Plan on starting paleo after the holidays and have been checking out lots of recipes.

  37. A dehydrator, Christmas gifts, real food items!

  38. I would buy hubs a tools chest and hunt around the.kitchen gadgets… I digging the under cabinet mount and Vitamix blender for me. 😀

  39. Kristin Call on December 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm said:

    I’ll use it to buy some coconut oil since I had to leave my 25 lb bucket in the United States. Then Christmas and some winter clothes for the kids since we put out winter clothes on at the end of their summer.

  40. I would love a Vitamix or the Excalibur dehydrator!

  41. Awesome giveaway! I found your site on Pinterest searching for DIY olive oils for gifts… thank you so much! Tons of great ideas. After looking at more things, I’d definitely use that giftcard for a Vitamix, an oil-free frying machine, and a massage chair. Who DOESN’T need a massage chair?! Again, thank you for the opportunity, fingers crossed!

  42. Marguerite on December 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm said:

    All the things!

  43. For $1,000? I would finally be able to have the kitchen products I sorely want, a new bike, to buy stuff for my upcoming wedding, buy Christmas and birthday presents, and so much more.

  44. What an amazing prize! I love all the items you shared about! I would love a convection oven too as we are trying to do away with the microwave and since we have cement floors, I would love the gel mat! As a family of 6, I spend MOST of my time in the kitchen so tools like these would make cooking more fun (and make my feet happy,too)!! Thanks!

  45. Kristy Tillman on December 13, 2013 at 11:16 pm said:

    Well, I cant imagine spending it all on myself… I would get an air purifier, some organic clothes, water filter, and some kitchen stuffs…

  46. Kristy Tillman on December 13, 2013 at 11:16 pm said:

    Well, I cant imagine spending it all on myself… I would get an air purifier, some organic clothes, water filter, and some kitchen stuffs…

  47. An Indoor Rowing Machine! My husband injured his shoulder last year and has not been able to exercise the way he likes – needless to say that he has put on a lot of weight and is quite depressed. He has done a lot to make his shoulder better and is now able to row which is something he can see himself doing on a regular basis. This would be the perfect gift for him and his health. Thank you for this opportunity, I hope ‘my’ name gets drawn 🙂

  48. Shawn Stover on December 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

    new computer and baby items for my daughter

  49. Charmaine on December 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm said:

    A dehydrator and some gourmet raw snacks!

  50. Valencia on December 16, 2013 at 5:58 am said:

    That Cuisinart Food Processor grabs my attention. I have never had a really fancy one. It is probably valued more than all of my other kitchen utensils combined.

  51. spamgirl / Kitty Cartouche on December 16, 2013 at 7:27 am said:

    I have that exact gel mat and I love it! I think I’d buy a second for at the stove.

  52. It would be so amazing to win this! I’ve been lusting over a Vitamix and a Cuisinart food processor for so long! I’d probably stock up on Green Pasture’s fermented cod-liver oil too, and a bunch of books! I’d so love to win this so I can help make my family healthier! <3
    Thank you for the lovely opportunity! 🙂

  53. Sandi Tymchuk on December 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm said:

    I would also buy chocolate–Ritter Sport for my husband, Lindt 99% for me, and Kinder for my nieces and nephews. I would love a cozy throw blanket, too, Of course, books would also be on the list, too!

  54. breestegman on December 16, 2013 at 1:53 pm said:

    love a vitamix blender for sure, top of the line and for more healthy eating, love to make blended soups, have bought many blenders over the last 4 years tired of throwing them out when they break

  55. I would buy some books, video games, tablet and small kitchen appliances!

  56. Melissa McNamee on December 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm said:

    I’d buy a Vitamix!

  57. A large fry pan is on my list along with an ice cream maker, and so much more!!

  58. Tram Le on December 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm said:

    I would like to spend it on the Excalibur Food Dehydrator – 9 Tray Stainless Steel Electric Dryer – DS900S – Includes BPA Free Plastic Trays.

  59. Wanda Bergman on December 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm said:

    I would very likely get the Polar Loop Activity Tracker for one thing. There are so many wonderful items!

  60. Stephanie Gossett on December 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm said:

    The vitamix would be amazing. I have POTS syndrome. I really sympathize with your story. I am almost healed by juicing and fasting. Now that I have resumed eating normally, I want to cut gluten from my diet. Winning this would allow me to continue my path to health, and it would be wonderful to improve my daughter’s health. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

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  61. Theresa Michalik on December 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm said:

    I would love a tablet.

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