Wednesday, October 5, 2011


October is breast cancer awareness month!
Many companies offer special promotions this month and none are more committed to this cause then the great folks at General Mills through my friends at MyBlogSpark

Included in this giveaway are the following:

  • A 16 oz. box of Total cereal
  • VIP coupons valid for one box of Cheerios and Multigrain Cheerios cereal and one cup of Yoplait yogurt
  • Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook Pink Together Edition, which includes a collection of more than 150 delicious recipes with complete nutrition information and a 32-page Pink Together Survivor Ambassador bonus section that shares inspirational personal stories of survival as well as recipes
  • Water bottle and removable silicone awareness bracelet
  • Drawstring sport backpack
  • Rhinestone ear buds

Find hope. Be inspired. Know you are not alone. Join the 2011 Pink Together™ campaign – now in its fifth year of celebrating hope – by visiting to connect with a unique online community of people who have been touched by breast cancer and share a passion for the cause. Individually we are strong, but together we are stronger.

You have a chance to make a difference this year!

  • Visit to share your personal story and messages of hope and read about others’ personal journeys. To encourage personal connections, General Mills will donate $1 to the Komen organization for each Message of Hope that is sent to someone who has shared their story on (up to $25,000) during October. This is in addition to a $2 million donation General Mills is making to the Komen organization.
  • This year, for the first time in its five-year history, at PinkTogether.comconsumers can choose how $1 million of this donation will be shared between two important Komen programs: the Treatment and Assistance Program, which assists women in securing care they otherwise may not be able to afford, and Prevention Research, which helps unlock the keys to preventing breast cancer. Visit from September 19, 2011 through April 14, 2012 to make your choice. Results will be announced on Mother’s Day 2012 – Sunday, May 13.
  • Meet the 2011 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, and hear their amazing stories of courage and survival on and the Pink Together YouTube Channel.
  • General Mills will also be turning the packaging of participating products pink in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
How to enter the giveaway
1. Be a follower of A La Carte and leave a comment saying so

2. Go to Pink and "Like" them then come back here and leave a separate comment that you have done so

Two comments, two chances!
That's it!  This contest will be open until October 13th!  Make sure I have a way to contact you or another winner will be chosen.

Now let's wear our Pink!

“Disclosure: The Pink Together prize pack, information and coupons have been provided free of charge by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”


{oc cottage} said...

This is always such a sobering month! Thank you for this!

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Betsy said...

Thanks Linda. What a wonderful organization. I'm going over to check them out.

Annesphamily said...

Linda what a sweet and thoughtful giveaway! I do follow you and will post a button about your giveaway here. Also I will be back with my second comment. Good to see you here today!

Annesphamily said...

I went to visit It is a wonderful site. Thank you again and enjoy your day! Anne

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Thanks for the nice give-away and helping to support this worthy cause Linda:@)

Catherine said...

I love it when big companies support good causes!
It's a beautiful thing!
xo Catherine

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I'll be checking them out too. Every little bit helps in fighting this dreaded disease.
Thanks for getting the word out Linda!
(I'm a follower, of course!)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is a great cause that I support! Thanks Linda! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a follower and a friend! ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Linda, I love when large orginizations contribute to such worthy causes... hugs ~lynne~

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Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

This is wonderful Linda! The cookbook looks great. I have a few friends that are breast Ca survivors, I would love to give this to them!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I am follower!

Chatty Crone said...

I went and liked on facebook.

Curtains In My Tree said...

I wish it would just go away ( cancer) to many of us have a family member right now fighting it , me included and my mother died with cancer

give a ways are always so fun


Julie said...

follow blog as jelaws5

Julie said...

like Pink Together on fb Julie Scott Laws

Donna said...

I am a google follower (somethingfrugal)

something frugal at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

I liked pink together on fb (donna alena)

something frugal at yahoo dot com