Sun-Bird Seasonings $50 Giftcard Giveaway & Shrimp Fried Rice

by jerseygirl on October 18, 2011 · 124 comments

GIVEAWAY CLOSED…The Winner is Japanese Redneck!
It’s 4:30pm. I am rushing to finish my notes for tonight’s 7:30 PTA meeting. My middle school daughter has just arrived home and is now racing to get to my IPad before her brother gets it. I am yelling for her to do her homework while my son is looking for his soccer socks. I realize he has no clean socks and throw a load of whites in the washer. Practice starts at six so dinner needs to be ready by 5pm so that my son gets a chance to digest his dinner. My daughter realizes she has forgotten her math homework and needs to run to the neighbors to make a copy. My husband calls to say he is running late at work and will be home by 5:30. He asks what’s for dinner. I  realize that I forgot to take something out of the freezer. Isn’t 5 o’clock supposed to be happy hour? 

Does this sound like a familiar scenario in your house?

I remembered that we had some leftover rice in the refrigerator. Luckily I keep Sun-Bird seasonings and some pantry items in the cupboard. There is some shrimp and frozen peas in my freezer. Dinner will be ready at five and our family can continue on with their evening. Shrimp Fried Rice is one of my daughters favorites and she will be happy. This can also be reheated for the shifts that take place during dinner time at our house. 

Pretty simple, huh? I followed the packet instructions but omitted the green onions and added 2 cups of cooked shrimp at the end of the recipe. I always keep already cooked shrimp in my freezer as they can be defrosted under cold water in minutes. This dinner is very adaptable as you can add whatever meat or veggies you might have on hand. It takes less time to cook this dinner than to pick up Chinese take out! 
  

Now for the giveaway! Sun-Bird Seasonings has provided me with a $50 gift card along with some Sun-Bird seasonings for one lucky winner. It will either be an American Express or Mastercard/Visa gift card.  Here is how you can enter to win:

1. Leave a comment on what you would buy with the $50 gift card.
2. Tweet about the giveaway and include @JerseyGirlCooks in the tweet. Make sure to leave a comment to receive another entry.
3. Like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook. Leave a comment saying you did.
4. Like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook. Leave a comment saying you did. 
           

 

This contest is open to US residents only. All entries must be received by 11:59 EST on Sunday, October 23, 2011. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Monday, October 24th. Please leave an email address if the comment does not link to a blog. Good luck everyone!

Disclaimer: I am a Sun-Bird blogger advocate and was sponsored to do this post. Any thoughts,views and opinions are solely my own.
  

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amy beth marantino October 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

i would buy groceries

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crystalgrant84 October 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I would buy new cutting boards!!

crystalgrant84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Kate October 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I would buy some cake decorating tips that I've been dying to get :)

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Kate October 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I tweeted about your giveaway :)

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Kate October 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I like you on Facebook already :)

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Never thought I'd be a soccer mom! October 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I would buy a new food processor or birthday presents for the kids!

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The Japanese Redneck October 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I luv to win things!

Ours is "hairy" as in the only kids I have are furry….hehehehe

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The Japanese Redneck October 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I liked this on Facebook.

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meettheswans.com October 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Thanks for the chance to win. I could use the gift card to start on my Christmas shopping!

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grace October 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

would get a new pastry cutter and a bundt pan;)

cartwrightgrace@aol.com

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DaniD October 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm

oooh like Grace I need a bundt pan; but I know I would be buying shrimp to make this recipe. We made veggie fried rice for the first time a few weeks ago…and loved it. My boyfriend would love the shrimp addition!

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Debbie October 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Hi Lisa, I would use the gift card to start my Christmas shopping. I need to get going on that already before it all becomes "last minute!"

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Shelly October 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I would buy formula for my baby girl.

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

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Shelly October 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Shelly October 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

liked sun bird seasonings on facebook
donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

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Shelly October 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

liked jersey girl cooks on facebook
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Cheryl R October 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I'd put the gift card toward some new kitchen knives.

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barbara n October 18, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I would use the $50 gift card to treat my family to a special dinner!

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Katie October 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Miss Practical over here would probably use the money for groceries. Gotta eat, right? ;)

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Ashley October 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Ashley October 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Liked SunBird on fb
ashleymckenney07@gmail.com

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Ashley October 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Autumn@Good Eats Girl October 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Your shrimp fried rice looks awesome! I love fried rice!

I'd probably put the gift card towards new kitchen utensils and cutting boards! I need new ones badly!

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Gayle Sardone October 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I need a new frying pan to make that yummy looking shrimp fried rice! I have worn my current frying pan out!

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Lauren October 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I would start my Christmas shopping or maybe pay a bill or two!
lala8491@gmail.com

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Lauren October 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I like sunbird on FB
lala8491@gmail.com
Lauren Garrett

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Julia October 18, 2011 at 11:18 pm

If I won the $50 gift card I would buy kitchen gadgets.

wtxgirl67 (at) gmail.com

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Julia October 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook.

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Julia October 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I like Sun-Bird Seasonings on Facebook.

wtxgirl67 (at) gmail.com

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Tracy October 19, 2011 at 2:18 am

I would use the gift card to buy the shrimp! Shrimp is pretty pricey! And if enough were left over I'd get some scallops and throw them into the rice too! =)

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erinbdisney October 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

I would probably buy a meal kit, like the Kung Pao Beef! erinbdisney at hotmail dot com

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That Girl October 19, 2011 at 5:35 am

This sounds like a night at my house even without the two school age children!

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Susan Bickta October 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Nice prize…great product! What would I use the gift card for should I win? I'd give it to my 88 years old mother who is on a very fixed income. That way, she can go food shopping, for once, and buy things she WANTS, and not just things she NEEDS! She is my cooking inspiration and it would make her so happy!!

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Momof1 October 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I would use it to buy my daughter more winter clothes

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Pegasuslegend October 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm

What a very generous giveaway! I have needed to replace my toaster oven for so long now, I would want to put this towards that… thanks for the opportunity! going to tweet this now~

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Natalie October 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I would buy some new shoes :)

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Angela October 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I would get my hair cut and styled!

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JAMBA October 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on FB.

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JAMBA October 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I would buy some new shoes!

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Cynthia Bowser October 20, 2011 at 12:55 am

I liked this on Facebook :0)

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vzavala8 October 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm

i would honestly pay a bill with the giftcard
vzavala8@yahoo.com

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vzavala8 October 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm

liked sun-bird on facebook
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vzavala8 October 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm

liked jersey girl on facebook
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shala_darkstone October 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I'd use the $50 to go out for a nice dinner with my family.
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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shala_darkstone October 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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shala_darkstone October 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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Anonymous October 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I would buy gifts for the grandchildren.
B. McAlister
blhm68 at yahoo dot com

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Delco Deal Diva October 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm

My hubby is currently out of work so I would buy food!

delcodealdiva@yahoo.com

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Delco Deal Diva October 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I like Sun-Bird Sesaonings on FB
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Delco Deal Diva October 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on FB
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traciet October 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I would stock up on meat and frozen veggies! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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traciet October 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Like Sun Bird Seasonings on FB! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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traciet October 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Like you on FB! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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katers2714 October 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I would use it to buy groceries. katers2714@yahoo.com

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katers2714 October 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Like you on facebook. katie klein

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katers2714 October 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Like sun bird seasonings on facebook.

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Christina F. October 21, 2011 at 4:16 am

I'd buy craft supplies and groceries:) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Christina F. October 21, 2011 at 4:18 am

http://twitter.com/#!/wowtotweet/status/127297560862928896 tweet link. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Christina F. October 21, 2011 at 4:19 am

I like Sun-Bird seasonings on fb. (i'm anne dall on fb)
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Christina F. October 21, 2011 at 4:20 am

I like u on fb (i'm anne dall on fb)
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Julie October 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

buy some ingredients to make chicken stir fry
aunteegem@yahoo.com
thanks

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Julie October 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

like u onfb Julie Scott Laws
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Julie October 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

like Sunbird on fb Julie Scott Laws
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Biz October 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Hooray for leaving off the green onions – you are my hero! :D

My old toaster oven crapped out, I bought a cheap toaster and my husband has done nothing but complain about the purchase (which, in all honesty, was a mistake purchase!).

So I would put that $$ towards that!

Have a great weekend!

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MANDY83 October 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm

i would use the money to give to my mom for thanksgiving for food, thanks for the chance!

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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MANDY83 October 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm
MANDY83 October 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

i like sun-bird on fb as amanda sakovitz

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MANDY83 October 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

i like you on fb as amanda sakovitz

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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Elena October 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I would buy some groceries

elena150980@yahoo.com

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Elizabeth October 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I'd buy a couple Christmas gift with the gift card if I won

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Elena October 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook as Elena Istomina

elena150980@yahoo.com

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Elena October 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook as Elena Istomina

elena150980@yahoo.com

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Elizabeth October 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Elizabeth October 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I like Sunbird seasoning on FB

EJ Spallinger

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Elizabeth October 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on FB

EJ Spallinger (FB name)

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Debbie R. October 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Anything pumpkin! Love all the yummy pumpkin flavored goodies out this time of year!

Sirbarney@tampabay.rr.com

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Debbie R. October 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I am a fan on Facebook also!

Debbie Karner Reid
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Beth @ Hungry Happenings October 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I would love to win $50 to put towards food for our Halloween party.

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Beth @ Hungry Happenings October 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I do "like" you on Facebook.

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Ann October 22, 2011 at 12:18 am

Thank you for the giveaway! If I had a $50 gift card I would splurge and get a few more cookbooks!

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Ann October 22, 2011 at 12:20 am

I tweeted it! (@AnnHolly)

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Ann October 22, 2011 at 12:21 am

I liked your face book page!

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Ann October 22, 2011 at 12:22 am

I liked Sun Bird's page! Thanks again for the giveaway!

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purplelover04 October 22, 2011 at 2:08 am

i would buy alot of vegs for fall going to be making alot of soup for fall.

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purplelover04 October 22, 2011 at 2:09 am
purplelover04 October 22, 2011 at 2:10 am

Like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook. erica best
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Robin October 22, 2011 at 3:37 am

I would buy a present for my son who turns 21 on the 29th, or my husband whose birthday is November 6
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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Robin October 22, 2011 at 3:38 am
Robin October 22, 2011 at 3:38 am

like them on fb
Robin Scott
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Robin October 22, 2011 at 3:38 am

like you on fb
Robin Scott
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Giant Sis October 22, 2011 at 6:49 am

I would buy a new blanket for the couch!
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Giant Sis October 22, 2011 at 6:49 am

I Like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook (liz t. n.)
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Giant Sis October 22, 2011 at 6:50 am

I Like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook(liz t. n.)
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Giant Sis October 22, 2011 at 6:51 am

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Giantsis/status/127698616038068225
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Yummy Boy Mummy October 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I think I'd use it to take my hubby on a date. :)

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Yummy Boy Mummy October 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook

Rhonda M.

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Yummy Boy Mummy October 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook

Rhonda M.

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Katherine October 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I would buy shrimp so I can make that delicious rice dish you shared with us!

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Katherine October 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I liked Sun-Bird Seasonings on Facebook.

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Katherine October 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I liked Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook!

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ellen b October 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I would buy some kitchen stuff
elliebunny/hotmail/com

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ellen b October 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm
ellen b October 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I like sun bird seasoning on facebook
elliebunny/hotmail/com

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Suzanne October 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I would use it to buy groceries.

sbrown810@austin.rr.com

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suzanne October 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I like sunbird on facebook

sbrown810@austin.rr.com

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Sally Guillen October 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I'd put it towards getting more Christmas gifts for the kids. being unemployed hasn't made Christmas shopping very easy.

infinitedreams50(at)aol(dot)com

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Sally Guillen October 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Tweeted about your giveaway:
http://twitter.com/#!/liliumhigh/status/127932502361915392

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Sally Guillen October 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Liked Sun-Bird Seasonings on FB

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Sally Guillen October 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Liked you on Facebook.

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Jenean October 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I liked Sun-Bird Seasonings on Facebook.
I also liked Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook. I would buy a wok and gadgets for my kitchen.

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jenmalonee October 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I would buy my sons some new winter clothes and some healthy groceries!

jennifer marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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Nonna October 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I already "liked" you on Facebook. I am Serious Food for the Soul. I like Sun-Bird Seasoning on Facebook. I would use the gift card for essentials because I am unemployed right now. Thank you!!

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jenmalonee October 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/JenniferCNP/status/128288486263492609

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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jenmalonee October 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I liked Sun-Bird Seasonings on fb (jennifer messner m)

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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jenmalonee October 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I liked Jersey Girl Cooks on fb (Jennifer Messner M)

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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Leslie Williams October 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I'd buy groceries to make fried rice & get some SunBird seasonings. I have yet to make fried rice that tastes good and I'm a pretty good cook :P

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Leslie Williams October 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

like SUN Bird seasonings on FB

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Leslie Williams October 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm

like Jersey Girl Cooks on FB

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ms-texas October 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I would buy groceries with it!

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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ms-texas October 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm

tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/128307321809010688

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ms-texas October 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I Like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook.

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ms-texas October 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I like Jersey Girl Cooks on facebook

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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DeniseL October 23, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Christmas shopping!
dmarie824 at aol dot com

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The Japanese Redneck October 25, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thank you soooooo much!

Address sent.

Thanks again,
Ramona

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