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Halloween Is Almost Here & A Giveaway


My kids are really looking forward to Halloween this year. We are the "mean" parents who don't do the whole trick or treating thing. That's not to say that we frown on costumes and fun, because we don't. We just limit what the kids do to events like fall festivals and such. We do not hit the neighborhood and start ringing doorbells.

The kids hated this at first, but it actually works into a pretty good deal for them. We attend fall festivals that are generally not held on Halloween, so they get to have fun multiple times. What's fun about not trick or treating? Our Halloween night is the ultimate in family time. The four of either cook dinner together or splurge on pizza or other food, since we don't eat out much. Then we curl up on the couch for movies, usually scary ones. I buy Halloween candy and make special Halloween treats, so the kids are not missing out on anything. It is a night we all look forward to all year long.

A great place to stock up on all your Halloween needs is HEB. They have everything you need for a fantastic Halloween celebration at great prices. Be sure to check out their great Halloween recipes; I am so going to make the Pumpkin German Chocolate Harvest cake! Yummy! You truly can get "More Halloween for Less Green" at HEB!

My friends at HEB are going to give one of my lucky readers a $20 gift card!

To enter:
Simply click over to HEB's awesome selection of costumes, then come back and leave me a comment about your favorite one. This is mandatory for entry.

Bonus Entries:
  • Check out all HEB's spooky Halloween recipes and leave me a comment on one you'd like to try.
  • Leave me a comment telling me your favorite scary movie.
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. *3 entries, leave 3 comments*
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave me the url of the post. *5 entries, leave 5 comments*
Be sure I have a way to contact you if you win! Leave separate comments for each bonus entry. Contest is open to residents of the US only. Deadline to enter in 11:59pm CST on Sunday, 10/25/09. Winner will be announced and contacted on Monday 10/26/09.

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94 comments:

Lynette said...

Trentati's favorite of course Spider Man
LOL

Lynette said...

fav scary movie
myself....i like the SAW movies
into the gore and all

Lynette said...

Witch Finger Cookies

mean mom productions said...

I Like the good witches costumes..see my blog post about my witches hat. its orange and black but nice..

mean mom productions said...

Scary Movies-I don't do unless its about vampires then Dracula or twilight...

I can't wait for HON movie..

mean mom productions said...

I choose three different recipes to try..

light pumpkin pancakes
pumpkin german chocolate cake
witches pail trail

llinda29 said...

I like Sugar Plum Fairy

Angela G said...

I like the Star Wars costume.
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Angela G said...

I want to try the Orange Chocolate Creepy Crawler Cake.
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Angela G said...

My favorite scary movie is Final Destination.
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Angela G said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted. #1
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Angela G said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted. #2
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Angela G said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted. #3
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Saoder said...

The Pirate

Saoder said...

scary movie would be, scream series

chromiumman said...

my fave was the sugar plum fairy

Nancy said...

I like the Sugar Plum Fairy costume!


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Nancy said...

The recipe for the Light Pumpkin Pancakes looks great!

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Nancy said...

My favorite scary movie is Charade with Audrey Hepburn.

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Denea said...

of course spiderman too for miss tk

Denea said...

i always follow you

Denea said...

scream 2 not 1 not 3 but right in the middle

Denea said...

wink wink the ladies fingers always make me happy

Faither said...

Think I'm going to go with Spiderman.

Faither said...

Think I'll bake Witch Finger Cookies, that way I can chew nails other than my own.

Faither said...

To show my age, it used to be Creature from the Black Lagoon, used to scare me to death, till I saw Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"

Victoria said...

I like the sugar plum fairy costume! Didn't even know they sold costumes! Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Victoria said...

The recipe for Graveyard Gravel pie would be a hit in my house! I just might have to try it. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Victoria said...

My favorite scary movie is Psycho. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Victoria said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted #1: http://twitter.com/cherryontop22/status/5127814450
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Victoria said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted #2: http://twitter.com/cherryontop22/status/5127814450
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Victoria said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted #3: http://twitter.com/cherryontop22/status/5127814450
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Anonymous said...

I like Sleeping Beauty.

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Pumpkin German Chocolate Harvest Cake.

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Anonymous said...

Scary movies are generally too scary, but I like Dracula movies.

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cpsnsamples said...

i like the good witch costumes





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checkers said...

Sugar Plum Fairy

mogrill said...

The witch fingers are neat!! Thanks for the chance.
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jnmacdonald said...

I like the cheerleader costume.

Amanda said...

I like the Sugar Plum Fairy costume. macd82 at gmail dot com

Janette said...

I love HEB! The Sugar Plum Fairy is cute!

Janette said...

I'd like to try the Pumpkin German Chocolate Harvest cake!

Janette said...

My favorite scary movie is The Shining

Janette said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/5144899223

Janette said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/5144899223

Janette said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/5144899223

amyd said...

I would like the soldier

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amyd said...

my favorite scary movie is Scream

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Suz said...

I like the Good Witch costume


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Pamela S said...

My son would want Star Wars. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

I think the Graveyard Gravel Pie looks good! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Bite Size Count Toddler Costume

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Creepy Crawling Spiders recipe

Jinxy and Me said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/5150164104
#1

Jinxy and Me said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/5150164104
#2

Jinxy and Me said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/5150164104
#3

Sue E said...

The pirate is my favorite costume. Thanks!

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Sue E said...

I would like to give the Light Pumpkin Pancakes a try. They sound like a delicious seasonal breakfast treat. Thanks!

sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

Sue E said...

I don't watch scary movies, but I have seen Psycho, so that's my scary movie pick. Thanks!

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- Marybeth I. said...

http://www.heb.com/mealtime/recipe.do?recipeId=80440

Annette D said...

I like the Star Wars costumes!
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Annette D said...

My favorite scary movie is Rosemary's Baby. It nearly scared me to death!
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Annette D said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
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Annette D said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
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Annette D said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
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Annette D said...

The
Pumpkin German Chocolate cake
sounds great!
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Annette D said...

blogged
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Annette D said...

blogged
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Annette D said...

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Annette D said...

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AJ said...

I like the sugar plum fairy costume! So cute!

AJ said...

I like the Scream series in movies... not a big fan of "really" scary movies! I am a big CHICKEN!

AJ said...

I'd like to try the Light Pumpkin Pancakes. MMM sounds delightful.

I just started following... Just found you! Love it!

kathy pease said...

i like the Sleeping Beauty costume :)

kathy pease said...

fav movie would be the others

kathy pease said...

id love to make the Graveyard Gravel Pie

kathy pease said...

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Naddez said...

I like the Sugar Plum Fairy costume.
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Naddez said...

I'd like to try the Creepy Crawling Spiders recipe.
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Naddez said...

Nightmare on Elm St. is pretty scary.
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Naddez said...

Follow on Twitter & tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez/status/5162573430. (please follow me)

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Naddez said...

Follow on Twitter & tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez/status/5162573430. (please follow me)

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Naddez said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Sugar Plum Fairy

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

My favorite is the Snow White custom.

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Interview with a Vampire!

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They kids loved My Little vampire!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love to try the Halloween Sugar Cookie Recipe!

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Gianna said...

Snow White :)

lilyk said...

The Sugar Plum Fairy costume looks very nice!

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lilyk said...

The Witch Finger Cookies recipe looks very tasty!

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lilyk said...

My favorite scary movie is Silence of the Lambs.

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