More Blue Dishes? & A Giveaway!

That's right, another set of blue dishes! I need an intervention! Actually, I need to sell off some of my other blue and white dishes.



But, I have no doubt that any one of my regular readers out there would have had a very hard time passing this amazing bargain up!

Here is the set:




There is 45 pieces in this set.



It has 8 settings except only 5 coffee cups. Bummer that.



It has other missing pieces such as, it came with only one shaker and the bottom of the butter dish is missing.



But, I do love that it came with the coffee/tea pot and creamer and sugar!



It was made by Harmony House and is called Scandia.

In researching this set, it was referred to as "Vintage 60's Modernist Atomic Scandia". It is in the Modernist Scandinavian style.

Here is some history of the "Harmony House" Line.






The Sears & Roebuck Company introduced a homewares brand in 1940 called "Harmony House" that used four colors that matched and were interchangeable. The Harmony House brand included paint, carpet, furniture, towels, lamps, mirrors and dishes, among other items. The Harmony House china was produced by several different manufacturers and is now considered a collectors item. Source: eHow.com




Harmony House: 1940-1968

In 1940,
Sears introduced the Harmony House brand as an interior-decorating
scheme that used four basic colors that could be coordinated with each
other.(The year before, Sears catalogs featured "Charm House," a similar
program.) Customers were encouraged to use a color wheel that was supplied in
thecatalog for coordinating colors. Harmonizing colors had long been a
problem for the company. For example, rose-colored draperies made by one
source might clash with a rose rug produced by another manufacturer. Each
factory used its own colors, and the clashes that resulted were impeding the
company's sales of home furnishings. In response to customer
demand, Sears eventually expanded Harmony House's palette to include 18
colors that they considered to be the most attractive to customers. Each
color came in light, medium, and dark shades.

Harmony House colors were:
Tuscan Rose and Wine, Valley Rose, Federal
Gold, Cherry Pink and Red,Jubilee Peach, Spice Beige and Brown, Colonial Blue,
Sage Green, Aquamarine,Chartreuse, Dawn Gray, Mint Green, Pacific Blue,
Sunshine Yellow, Parchment Ivory, Beige, and Brown, Victorian Pink, Rose, Red
and Wine, and Malibu Peach, Coral and Rust.

The Harmony House style and colorsystem was not merely limited to carpets and paints, either; the entire house could be furnished according to the colors. Almost any household item could be bought to fit the Harmony House schemes, including: covered upholstery fabrics, draperies, slipcovers, desks, bookcases, bedroom furniture, sheets, towels, table lamps, wall paints, clothes hampers, canister sets, boudoir lamps, shower curtains, garment bags, chenille spreads, dinnerware, wallpaper, lounge chairs, dinette sets, living room sets, mirrors, carpeting, tile, and appliances.

Source: Sears Archives



Oh, you are probably curious how much I paid for the 45 piece set aren't you? Did you guess $2.00? If you did, you were correct!

Okay, on to the new giveaway I promised you all!




How about a $25.00 gift card to Sam's Club? Yup, that is what you can win! Woohoo!



The awesome folks at Sam's Club and General Mills through MyBlogspark would like to give one of my reader's a $25.00 gift card for Sam's Club!

Since becoming a Mom, I have started looking into avenues to help our Princess's future and one of those ways is free and easy through Box Tops for Education! General Mills is dedicated to supporting this program that helps schools with funding for much needed supplies.



Whats really wonderful is your box tops go to YOUR school of choice. It is so easy to help out your local schools. All you do is clip the "box top" logo off the packaging and whenever you get a chance, drop them off with the schools coordinator. If you join the Box Top site, you will get special coupons for some of you favorite Box Top products!

And remember, you don't have to have a child in school to help out. Anyone can do this.

Sam's Club wants to help you get as much Box top bang for your buck by partnering up with General Mills with their many Box Top products! Right now in your local Sam's Club you will find many General Mills products with Bonus Box tops! Watch for them! That is what I did when I went shopping this weekend at Sams! Check out what I got:




Disclosure: I received a $25.00 Sam's Club gift card and Plus Memebership along with a $25.00 Sam's Gift Card to give to one of my readers from the folks at Sam's Club and General Mills via MyBlogSpark. I received no other sort of compensation. I was not told what to say or what to purchase. All opinions on this post are completely my own.

So, how do you win?


**Leave a comment stating you would like to enter

**Leave a separate comment telling me one of your favorite General Mills Products.

**Become a follower or subscriber and leave a 2nd seperate comment stating you now follow/subscribe or are already a follower/subscriber.

**Become a Facebook Fan of the Thrifty Groove (see sidebar)(leave a seperate comment stating you are a FB Fan)

**Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your blog post.

There ya go folks! 5 seperate ways to enter! And let's face it, we could all use $25.00 free dollars to shop at Sam's Club!!


This giveaway starts now and ends in one week. Next Monday August 23, 2010 at Midnight (EST)

US Residents 18 years or older

Good Luck!


Don't forget to enter my other giveaway for a free 18 x 24 Wall Graphic with your favorite picture! It ends this Wednesday!



I am linking up to these fun parties:



Blue Monday



Mosaic Monday



Today's Thrifty Treasure



Nifty Thrifty Tuesday



Tuesday Trivia Tie-In

126 comments :

  1. Oh my word, $2. is just unreal. I love your dishes and I remember a friend that had that pattern. What a great find. You did good. Interesting history too. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I'd like to be entered!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. My favorite General Mills product is Cheerios.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. I want to win! ;)

    $2.00 ???? crazy!

    congrats!
    gail

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  5. favorite? hmmm so many! Honey nut cheerios! Every Morning!

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  6. we're friends on fb, but I don't see a "like" button
    but I do! "like"
    gail

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  7. Diann we must have a radar for blue and white dishes! I found some the other day and could not resist them. Not as good a deal as yours but still cute. I like the history of them also. I would love to enter your Sam's giveaway! Love Sam's club!

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  8. GET out of town $2.00??Those are fantastic...I love the pattern, very cool and hip!

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  9. I love so many General Mills products, Cheerios, those fabulous Granola bars and of course Bisquick! Guess I really would have to say Honey Nut Cheerios!

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  10. I would have grabbed those dishes for $10 so the $2 is a definite YES.

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  11. Hi, What a fantastic price for those blue and whites! Doesn't it make you feel so good when you find such a awesome bargin as you did!
    What a great Giveaway to! Please if you would be so kind to enter my name in your drawing I would be so appreciative! I would so love to win a $25.00 Sam's Club gift card!
    General Mills and box tops are great and have been around since my sons were young and prob for many years before that to! I use many of there wonderful products. Started my sons as babies years ago with Cheerios and now I'm still eating them and feeding them to my grandkids. However, I make so many delicious recipes with Bisquick. Then there's my Lucky Charms, you know they're magically delicious! Those marshmallows are great! Then do you know just how many Hamburger Helpers I use every week...hmmm lol. Then of course there's Bugles....yummmmm! Not to mention their cakes and flour to! Wowww, you only want one favorite??? Well, I would have to say...drum roll please...Lucky Charms!
    I hope that you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  12. Hi, I wanted to let you know that I've been a follower of yours now for some time and so happy that I am! I love your blog! Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  13. Hi, whoooooooops...I was suppose to leave a separate message for you to enter and one for my favorite General Mills product. I did both in my first message, so sorry.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs..
    Bobbi

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  14. Hi, I posted your Giveaway on my right hand side of my blog. Thanks so much again for this wonderful chance!
    Hope your day is a wonderful one!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  15. Diann you know I would follow you anywhere!

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  16. Woo-hoo I would love to enter! What a great idea.

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  17. Favorite GM product is BROWNIES!!!!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  18. I could use a $25 g.c. to Sam's Club! Whoo-hoo!

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  19. Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups. I know, I'm an adult but I still love them.

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  20. I put your giveaway on my sidebar! Whoo Hoo!

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  21. Two dollars??? Oh wow you're killin' me here!! And so retro cool! Why I'd have paid twice that!! ;)

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  22. I want to enter!! and I can't believe all those dishes for 2.00 wow what a deal

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  23. I am already a follower and check everyday for the next post..Love you blog!

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  24. Our favorite General Mills cereal is Honey Nut Cheerios!

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  25. I have just become a facebook fan too!

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  26. How did you find this amazing bargain? Love the vintage pattern and all the history you provided.
    :-) Sue

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  27. Now that is a great deal!!! Isn't it fun to find treasures like that!!

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  28. I have been a long time follower!

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  29. Cheerios has got to be my favorite- of course it is Honey Nut cheerios!

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  30. I posted about your giveaway too!

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  31. Great post, I love Cheerios. The dishes are pretty.

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  32. Oh my gosh, those dishes are so danged cute. I love the color scheme. I think it's so neat that you could actually do your house up in one particular color scheme so everything matched. I guess Harmony House was a very good name for the company. :-)

    Happy Monday to you,
    Susan

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  33. Great bargain, Diann.

    I'd sure like to enter your giveaway.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  34. Diann-You scored! I love the shape of the coffee pot too. This will mix well with some solids I know you are bound to have. Please enter me.

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  35. I keep GM in business buying Nature Valley granola bars. It's about time for one now :)

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  36. I want to enter.
    Jennie A
    abookishmom at yahoo dot com

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  37. I will probably buy cereal and some school supplies.

    Jennie A
    abookishmom at yahoo dot com

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  38. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Diann,
    I cannot believe you only paid $2.00!!! There is no way I could have passed up that deal either, no matter how many sets of dished I already had. You go girl!!!
    Debbie

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  40. Diann,
    Of course I am a follower--almost from the fist day I started blogging.
    Debbie

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  41. There are so many General Mills products that I like. Right it's a toss up between Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Almond and Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Granola Thins. I think the Sweet & Salty just won. I am reaching for one right now.LOL
    Debbie

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  42. Diann,
    I have posted about your give-away on my blog and included a link.http://debbiesewsretro.blogspot.com/2010/08/sams-gift-certificate.html

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  43. Can you tell that I would really like to be entered in this give-away?? I have sent a friend request for Facebook.
    Debbie

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  44. My weakness is dishes!!! I just got several pieces of Marcrest Stetson Blue Spruce Pine Cones. I still have them in my car because my hubbie is giving me the evil eye these days!!! I just can not help myself!!!

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  45. Well, right now I am a JEALOUS follower....$2? Girl, you so scored on that. I bought a set of dishes last week and each dinner plate was $2. Making me feel buyers remorse.
    Seriously, good buy, lucky you!

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  46. Favorite GM product? Cheerios, they still taste good after all these years.

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  47. Great find, Diann! You do find some of the most amazing items for such small prices.

    I love GM products ~ Cheerios for ages and love Bisquick.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Pat

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  48. I'm a long-time follower and subscriber!

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  49. And.....I'm on FB with you too. :-)

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  50. I love your $2.00 deal! We love Cheerios!! And would love to win the Sam's gift card :)

    cluedn[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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  51. I love Bisquick for pancakes and casseroles!

    cluedn[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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  52. I also follow and subscribe! Love reading about your finds!

    cluedn[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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  53. I'd like to be entered!

    Thanks!
    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  54. I like Ziploc bags!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  55. Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  56. Sent you a friends request on facebook (Sheila H.)

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  57. Very fun dishes-Happy Blue Monday

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  58. Hi Diann, love those bargain dishes to pieces. You are a lucky thrifty shopper. These dishes are very collectible. Maybe you can search out the pieces you are missing. Good luck.

    Honey Nut Cheerios is a fave of mine and I am a follower.

    I enjoyed the Sears info about their products very much.

    Have a happy day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  59. Those dishes are really cool...reminds me of the early 60's!

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  60. Two dollars well spent! Yes, I would love to win a Sam's gift card! La

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  61. I loved your dish set.
    I would like to be entered in your Sam's give away.
    I am a follower and I truly enjoy reading your posts.
    Hugs

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  62. It sounds fantastic! Please enter me on your generous giveaway!

    Thanks

    cielo

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  63. What a great bargain... for $2.
    Happy Blue Monday. ~Karen

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  64. OMG, I cannot believe you bought those for $2. They might as well have given them away for free, lol....Christine

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  65. You gotta love a bargain! I have a dish obsession too! So hard to get rid of anything:)

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  66. How fun, count me in on the giveaway. We like bisquick for pancakes at my house. You got a great deal on those dishes too! Very pretty.

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  67. Just sent u a friend request on FB.

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  68. I just became an email follower..check out my blog too. I have a giveaway going on there too.

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  69. I am in disbelief that you got that whole set for $2.00!!?? My gosh, what a steal....that's like saying you got it for free considering how many pieces are there.

    I know you are excited..no way I could have passed it up either.

    I'm visiting for Mosaic Monday.

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  70. Oh of course I would love to win! Please enter my name.

    You did great on the beautiful dishes, and now have replacements to hunt for!

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  71. I am sure I am a follower, but the box is out of order so I can't look and confirm.
    I just keep coming back, rather than wait for the reader thing.

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  72. I thought I would "like" you on FB (I don't Twitter) but sent you a Friend invite.
    Is that what you wanted? I'd like to have you as a FB friend.

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  73. Now that you remind me, I need to renew my membership to Sam's Club. I have always loved Cheerios, Honey Nut being my favorite type.

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  74. $2 - that amazing. I enjoyed all the info about Sears and the dinnerware. Wouldn't it be great to get a color wheel with your catalog?

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  75. $2? seriously? that's just crazy!!!! what an awesome deal! speaking of awesome deal, I would LOVE to be entered to win the Sam's gift card!

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  76. My fav general mills product is probably one of their cereals..hard to narrow down, but I guess it would be cinnamon toast crunch!

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  77. Those are some "COOL" thrifty $2 dishes! Thanks for sharing them at NTT.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  78. I'm one happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  79. I would love to enter this generous giveaway of yours.

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  80. I am happy follower of yours too!

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  81. I so love their Bisquick it's easy to prepare hot pancake for hubby!

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  82. Hi! I came to your blog via Mary's Meanderings via Between Naps on the Porch! Please enter me in your Sam's Club drawing. Thanks!

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  83. One of my favorite General Mills products is regular Cheerios.

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  84. You got an amazing deal with that dinnerware set. I also like the design. Congrats on your loot! :)

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  85. My favorite General Mills product would be their cereals - Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  86. GFC follower

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  87. please enter me into the contest

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  88. we buy cheerios

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  89. follow on GFC

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  90. email subscriber

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  91. Please enter me in the contest.
    Loui♥

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  92. Have always loved Bisquik!
    Loui♥

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  93. I would like to be entered in the giveaway!

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  94. Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite GM product! Yum!

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  95. I am a new follower, so enter me again! :)

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  96. I would LOVE to win sam's gift card. I LOVE sams. I go all the time. I do collect the box tops for my grandaughter's school. Thanks, veronica

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  97. I give the box tops to anyone who needs them!

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  98. I love the GM cereals. They are so yummy! I have always been a cereal person. Sometime I love it at dinnertime. Anne

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  99. I love the giveaway and follow you on Face Book too.

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  100. I have your blog button posted my mine blog and I will blog about the gibeaway

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  101. Love that atomic set of dishes, Diann! I'm still hoping to find some pieces for myself one day. What a great giveaway, and thank you for the chance to win!

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  102. My favorite GM product would be either Count Chocula cereal, or Lucky Charms. They were favorites when I was a kid, and I still love them to this day!

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  103. I would love to win a Sam's giftcard as it is just about tailgating time around here. Go Hokies.

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  104. Favorite product - Betty Crocker brownie mix, of course!

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  105. I am a follower and could use the 25.00 gift card to help with my cleaning budget.
    Love your blog.
    grace_89408@hotmail.com

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  106. Wow, $2??? They are so cool!

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  107. I'd like to be entered - thanks!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  108. My favorite is Cocoa Puffs!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  109. I follow on GFC
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  110. Great giveaway—please enter me to win!

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  111. I would like to win the Sams Card.

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  112. I have been a follower for quite some time now.

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  113. Those dishes were a steal at $2!!

    I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

    Manuela

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  114. My favorite GC product right now is Cheerios! I have a bowl at least 3 x's a week!

    Manuela

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)