Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Albertsons Giveaway!

I'm so jealous that there are no Albertsons in the state of Michigan!  Those of you with an Albertsons around you are in for a real treat!

Are you a college student on a tight budget?  Do you know a college student on a tight budget?  Are you, yourself on a tight budget?  Albertsons' Nutritionist, Heidi Diller has put together easy and affordable meal ideas with an Albertson's shopping list that college students (or you) can make, afford and help you eat healthy!

Most of us know it's extremely difficult to eat healthy when you're in college.  I know I stocked up on Ramen Noodles, Frozen Perogies, Chips and Cheese, Spaghetti, Cereal for dinner and what my family affectionately calls, "Hidden Corn."  Not all are the healthiest of choices!  As a result of my bad eating habits in college, I gained 15 lbs!  Not only did I gain weight, but I was tired all the time.  Poor nutrition causes you to feel fatigued.  I wish I had had access to the great meal suggestions and shopping lists that Albertsons offers on their website!

Even now, as a mother, I find nutritious food to be one of the best gifts I can give to my family.  With Albertsons' great meal suggestions, you will easily be able to make this happen for you family!

On a tight budget, no problem!  We are too!  Albertsons' meal suggestions and shopping lists help you purchase products that you can use in a number of ways.  There is no better way of stretching your dollar than to use the same ingredients in multiple recipes, or to use last night's dinner in a new way, to make a whole new dinner the next day!

I am honored to be able to give away TWO $25 Albertsons gift cards to two of my readers!  You can keep them for yourself, or send them to someone you know who is just starting out in college.

How to Enter:
*Comment below with a story of how you ate in college, or are eating in college, and how Albertsons gift card would help you or someone you know who's on a budget!
*Include your email address so that we can contact you if you win!

Contest ends October 11, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.


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  1. In college I used to eat a lot of hot dogs and macaroni and cheese...also grilled cheese and ramen noodles! There was also a lot of late night pizza!! I would love an Albertsons gift card to stock up on some good, healthy options!


  2. Ramen Noodles breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!
    7 Layer Ramen Salad
    Antipasto Ramen Salad
    Alfredo Ramen & Veggies
    Asian Summer Salad
    Banana Coconut Ramen Pudding - Dessert
    Beef & Broccoli Ramen
    Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry Ramen
    Beef Tomato Ramen Noodle Skillet
    Beef & Veggie Ramen
    Breakfast Burrito w/a Kick
    Breakfast Ramen for College Students
    Cabbage Noodle Casserole
    Cafe Noodle Salad
    Cheesy Chili Ramen
    Cheesy Ramen Meat Pie
    Cheesy Ramen Meat Pie #2
    Chex Mix Ramen Style
    Chicken & Bacon Ramen
    Chicken Chili Ramen Noodles
    Chicken Diablo Ramen
    Chicken Fajita Ramen Noodles
    Chicken Hollandaise Ramen
    Chicken Noodle Salad Ramen
    Chicken Oriental Ramen
    Chicken Parmesan Ramen
    Chicken Ramen Stroganoff
    Chicken, Ramen & Peanut Salad
    Chicken Or Tofu Ramen Salad
    Chicken & Veggie Ramen
    Chili Chicken Ramen Noodles
    Chili Ramen
    Chinese Beef & Pea Pod Ramen
    Chinese Style Ramen
    Chinese Style Ramen w/ Veggies
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch
    Citrus Ramen Summer Salad
    Chicken & Dumpling Ramen
    Chicken n Dumplings
    Chocolatey Goodness Ramen
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Ramen Krispies
    Chocolate Ramen Cakes - dessert
    Chocolate Ramen Dessert - College Student Special
    Crab Tahini Ramen Salad
    Crazy Hunan Ramen Nuggets
    Creamy Balsamic chicken Ramen
    Creamy Cheesy Chicken Ramen w/ Ham
    Crockpot Beef -n- Ramen Noodles
    Creamy Chicken Ramen w/ Mushrooms
    Creamy Corn Ramen
    Creamy Veggies & Ramen
    Crunchy Ramen & Salsa - snack
    Dandelion Ramen Dish
    DeCarli's Ramen Dish
    Doodle Noodle Ramen Patties
    Eggstravaganza Ramen
    E-Z Does it Azian
    Fried Ice Cream Ramen
    General Micah's Chicken
    Graham Cracker Yum Yum Cookies
    Grilled Terriyaki Ramen
    Grinchy Green Ramen
    Hamburger Ramen
    Ham Frittata Ramen
    Italian Ramen Pizza Pie
    Ice Creamy Ramen
    Jail Break Ramen
    Jail House Ramen Pizza
    Jello Ramen Dessert
    Kicked Up Sketti-O's
    Lasagna Ramen
    Lo Mein Ramen
    Mac n' Cheese Ramen
    Oriental Grilled Salmon & Noodle Dish
    Parmesan Ramen
    Pasta Ramen Salad
    Peanut Butter Munchies
    Pineapple Meatballs Ramen
    Pizza Ramen
    Primavera Ramen
    Ramen Alfredo
    Ramen Dessert
    Ramen Eggstravaganza
    Ramen Noodle Alfredo
    Ramen Noodle Broccoli Slaw
    Ramen Pizza Dish
    Ramen Pudding
    Ramen Salad
    Ramen Spam Doodles
    Ramen Sugar Cookies
    Romen Salad
    Real Chicken Noodle Soup
    South of the Border Ramen
    Spaghetti Marinara Ramen
    Spaghetti & Spinach Ramen Frittata
    Spam Doodle Ramen
    Speedy G's Mexican Sketti
    Spicy Beef Ramen Noodle Soup
    Spicy Shrimp and Ramen Noodle Soup
    Spicy Sausage Noodle dish
    Spring Ramen Salad
    Spicy Ramen Pasta
    Spicy Thai Chicken over Ramen
    Summer Ramen Salad
    Sweet -n- spicy Lo Mein
    Taco Ramen
    Taco Ramen Salad
    Tangy Lemon & Lime Ramen
    Teriyaki Chow Mein
    Thai This Ramen Curry Soup
    Thai Veggie Ramen Stir-fry
    Tomato Ramen Soup
    Trail Mix Ramen Style
    Tropical Chicken Ramen
    Ultimate College Ramen Pizza
    Veggie Ramen
    vegetable Ramen Soup
    Zucchini Ramen Salad
    3- Bean Ramen Salad

    Just A few ones I have ate! I would like to win the card so that I may buy real meat and such not just a meat flavor packet! Lol

  3. I ate a lot of noodles and tomato sauce, cheese sandwiches and bought store brand items instead of big name brands, items that had long shelf or refrigerator life.

  4. The first time I was in college out of High School I lived with roommates. We ate a LOT of off brand packaged foods. Tons of stuff from the dollar store. Ramen, canned soups, frozen value dinners and dollar menu's. Somehow though we always had money for beer...go figure. Now as a stay at home mom and returning to school we have a tight food budget. An extra $25 for the holiday season would really go far and help.

  5. Well I am not in college at the current time, but I've had 9 surgeries in the last year and have been on a very tight budget with all the driving we do back and forth to the hospital that is two hrs from my home. My husband just drove there three times in the last week since my last surgery was a last minute thing. The Dr just kept me there for the week. Our cupboards are stocked with ramen noodles. My niece eats them A LOT. I have in the past but since it raises my blood sugar I really shouldn't but when your in a tight budget there is no other choice. I have made Asian Coleslaw with the ramen noodles, which is a fav here. I know my good friend has made all kinds of other things with them as well.

  6. When I moved out on my own for the first time I lived on ramen noodles. Needless to say that didnt help with weight gain lol. i now live in the south and we have a albertsons right down the road. I was just there last night getting stuff to make the buffalo penne pasta tonight for dinner. And they are the only local store where i found the crock pot liners at. Needless to say Albertsons is where I shop. I know this is supposed to be about when in college but i never it made it that far, but i plan on enrolling in online classes very soon :) never to late to get a education and to full fill my dream of being a teacher!

  7. I ate pretty badly in college (fast food, etc.) but I never did resort to ramen! I bought them several times but never broke down and ate them. When I did attempt to cook, pasta was a perennial favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  8. Man I love Albertson's but I find that they can be a little too expensive for me unless they're having some great sales, like the Buy one Get 2 free pork chops and sirloins! I'm trying to save to go back to college so I would L.O.V.E. to win this! I had to drop out of college my 2nd year to start working full time but while I was going I ate a lot of sandwiches, vienna sausages and ramen noodles! Now I scour the internet for inexpensive meals especially ones for the crock pot. Anyways, I hope that I win! Thanks :) britt_lanier@yahoo.com

  9. In college, I lived on cereal, ramen, and peanut butter sandwiches.

    Since we don't have Albertson's here, I would send the gift card to my little sister who recently graduated college and is trying to make it on her own.

  10. In college, I ate in the cafeteria quite a bit, since my parents bought me a dining plan! It wasn't the most nutrious food, but it was very cheap for me :) As a stay-at-home mom, I would love an Albertsons gift card!