This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Amanda, our winner!
When it comes to my writing, my husband is my number one best fan. The moms are a close second; his because she takes the kids once a week so I can eat chocolate without sharing write; mine because she has always read everything I have written. Always. Even before spellcheck. That’s love.
But my husband is my number one fan because he gives foot rubs. He loves my blog except for one thing: when it comes to giveaways, he doesn’t really get it. All the jewelry and home organizational books make my heart beat faster, but they leave him scratching his head.
So when Heather Mason contacted me about doing a giveaway for jerky, I could not wait to tell him.
His eyes got big. “Someone’s sending us jerky?” he stammered.
Jeff loves jerky. He carries the stuff around in his backpack and munches on it during the long drive down to Ft. Lewis and back. It makes me cringe because most commercial jerky is full of nitrates, MSG, artificial colors, and so much sodium, you have to wash it down with a Super Gurgle Coke or your tongue will fuse to the roof of your mouth.
Heather’s jerky comes from Jerky Direct, which is a jerky subscription program. Every month, they send two packages of jerky directly to your door for $14 a month. You can change the flavor if you’re feeling like Habanero beef one month and BBQ Turkey the next.
Heather sent me two packages of organic jerky. It made me happy that Jerky Direct even offers such a thing. It has no preservatives, no MSG (most of their jerky is MSG free, actually), and no weird colors. Plus, I compared the label with one of Jeff’s jerky pouches and found the sodium content to be far less! And, they didn’t skimp on the content just because it’s organic. The bags were a full 3 oz. each.
Nor did they skimp on the flavor! We tore into the packages and started munching. I love the salty-sweet flavor of the original, and Jeff liked the peppered best. The slices of jerky are thick, so you can really sink your teeth into them, but not so overly dried that you have to gnaw your way through like some kind of pack animal.
I could not stop eating it, except I had to because I needed to take a picture.
I felt a pang of guilt because it tasted so good, but I flipped the package over and found out that there are only 300 calories in the entire bag, and I had not eaten the entire bag. Yet. Also, there are 11 grams of protein per serving and I’m pretty sure salted caramels don’t have any so yeah me!
Heather also sent me a package of their Berry Blend Fruit Stix. These super-yummy treats are kind of like fruit leather, but they come in a stick form that keeps kids’ hands from getting sticky. LOVE. It’s the perfect thing for keeping stashed in the car or taking on a hike because you won’t have to carry a vat of Wet Wipes along too.
But the thing I love most about Fruit Stix is that they contain krill oil. Krill oil is a super-food. It helps with brain development in children, among other things, but the stuff tastes nasty and if you’ve ever tried to sneak a bit of it past a toddler, you know it’s just not going to happen. Unless you are very sneaky.
Jerky Direct is very sneaky.
SOOoooOOooo. Do you want to try some of these great products? Here’s your chance! Heather is giving away a prize package to include one package of jerky of your choice and one package of Fruit Stix.
In order to enter, you must do the following:
1) Be sure you are following me in some form or another! You can subscribe to my blog via e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook, but please join me, friends, so you don’t miss any more fun! Leave a comment below stating how you follow me.
2) In the same comment, tell me which jerky flavor you would choose if you won! Poke around Heather’s website. Don’t they all sound yummy? You might want to visit her Facebook page as well. She keeps everyone posted on any specials, giveaways, and other fun stuff!
3) That’s it! Be sure to share this giveaway with a friend for an extra entry. You have until Wednesday, 9 pm PST to enter. The winner will be contacted via e-mail. Good luck!
P.S. If you don’t win, or if you’d like to order jerky for your husband’s Easter basket, be sure to order by the 15th to ensure Easter delivery. If you love the idea of receiving jerky directly every month, you might want to consider starting NOW! Heather is offering a free pouch of jerky to everyone who enrolls in the autoship program this month!
Also, if price is a concern, you may be interested in talking to Heather about how you can earn jerky for free or even start your own business. She can be reached here.