Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway
Today, I'm going to veer away from my usual recipe post. I want to let you know about something that was recently introduced to me. Tropical Traditions sent me a sample of their Virgin Coconut Oil to try. I have to admit, that I was not familiar with coconut oil at all. I was eager to try something new in the kitchen as always. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! When I first opened the jar, I did detect a slight scent of coconuts, taking me to far away islands and sending me to a warm and relaxing place in my mind.
I was afraid that the coconut would flavor my food, and so I used it with a little apprehension. Much to my surprise, although there is a slight difference in taste, as there is in any oil you might use, from olive oil to vegetable oil, I did find that it didn't detract from the flavor of my dish.
Click here for some free coconut recipes.
I like the fact that Tropical Traditions is USDA 100% Certified Organic, and that it employs local people, giving them a much needed income. What was more surprising is the number of uses they have discovered for the coconut oil. It extends from the oil, to flour, lotions, hair products, and household cleaners! Wow, now that's a tree that must surely have given to us by our Creator to be used to our benefit.
You can watch this very interesting video for more information on the Tropical Traditions company:
Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number… 5502694. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.
Here's your chance to win your own 32 oz. jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil:
1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Tropical Traditions web site.
2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.
3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.
For a BONUS ENTRY, subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter here: Be sure to let me know on a separate comment that you subscribed.
4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.
Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Friday, October 16, 2009 at midnight, ET.
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