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When it comes to shopping I’m usually pretty good at picking out gifts for loved ones, well, that is except for those who seem to have everything.

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Our love of flying seems to have been passed down to our kids.

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Welcome to the ALL FOR LOVE Valentine’s event…

hosted by Real Mom Reviews and Mama Chocolate!

This event will run from February 1, 2012 (12 am. EST) – February 7, 2012 (11:59 pm. EST).

73 blogs have teamed up to bring you this awesome holiday event and each blog is hosting their own giveaway, offering prizes with a value of $25 or more.

Take a hop through each blog listed in the linky below my giveaway and see what awesome prizes YOU can win… starting with mine, of course. hehee!

Remember, the more giveaways you enter, the better your chances of winning at least one. Good luck!!!

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One lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all eligible entries and will receive a delectable Valentine’s Chocolate Euphoria Cake ($69.99 value) that’s absolutely perfect as an after dinner dessert or all by itself. Heck, eat it FOR dinner! I won’t tell.

Share it with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day or, well, hide it and eat it all by yourself. hehee!

Check out MY REVIEW of this chocolate-y goodness
to learn more about it!

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Ok my lovely readers, I’m putting the finishing touches on the gift guide and wanted to give you an update since it’s starting on Wednesday.

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The holiday season is fast approaching. Can you believe it? Where in the world did this year go?

Shopping this time of year sure can become overwhelming, especially when you get to those hard-to-shop-for recipients on your list. I know we all have them. And to make things a little easier, we’re putting together our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Now that cooler weather is setting in, more and more of us will be spending extended amounts of time indoors keeping warm.

And what better way to do that than relaxing with loved ones, watching a movie and munching on some yummy popcorn?

Did you know that October is National Popcorn month? Of course October also brings Halloween and to celebrate this fun-filled month, the Popcorn Factory is joining in the celebration by offering festive tins filled to the brim with their tasty popcorn in a variety of sizes and flavor combinations.


How about a Boo! Bats tin?

This Halloween inspired tin comes in a semi-shiny dark grey tin that’s decorated with green-eyed bats and inscribed with a holiday message. It’s cute as a button and I love that it’s reusable.

Select from 2, 3-1/2 or 6-1/2 gallon tins filled with freshly popped 3-way (all-natural butter, caramel & cheese) or 4-way popcorn (all 3 flavors plus white cheddar).

Prices range from $29.99 – $44.99.


Also available is the Mr. Bone Jangles tin. What a fun, and wacky way to surprise a loved one with delicious popcorn. This fun tin is sure to get your recipient in the mood for Halloween!

Select from 2, 3-1/2 or 6-1/2 gallon tins filled with freshly popped 3-way (all-natural butter, caramel & cheese) or choose a deluxe snack that’s loaded with premium popcorn — Drizzled caramel, White Cheddar, Buffalo Ranch, and tinted Halloween Kettle Corn along with 2 secret recipe popcorn balls, mini pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, dry roasted peanuts, candy corn taffy, foil-wrapped chocolate eyes, sour cherry brains and Monster Mash Jelly Belly® beans. YUM!!!

Mr. Bone Jangles

Prices range from $34.99 – $39.99.

We recently had the opportunity to try the 3-way popcorn in a Boo! Bats tin and oh my is this popcorn good! It’s fresh, crunchy and oh so tasty. My favorite is the cheese popcorn although I love grabbing a handful of all 3 flavors together and popping them in my mouth since I’m such a huge fan of sweet and salty combinations together.

Now I’ve had popcorn in tins like these before but never from the Popcorn Factory. Those other tins were filled with stale, bland popcorn that wound up in the trash but not this one. Oh no, this one is nearly gone. I’m not even sure I want to share it with my family. hehee!

All 3 flavors are mild in flavor, not overbearing and the flavors taste exactly like they’re supposed to — made with real quality ingredients, not artificial.

The lid on the tin is covered in plastic to keep the popcorn fresher longer. I love that because who really wants chewy, stale popcorn? Not me! With the Popcorn Factory popcorn, you get a crunch in every bite. Oh, and so far, I’ve ran into NO unpopped kernels. That’s a huge plus!


Something else you might appreciate with the Boo! Bats tin is that you can make it a One-of-a-Kind gift. Add a photo, personal message or both for just $4.99.

If you’re looking for a fun and cheery way to sweeten a friend or family members Halloween this year, check out all that the Popcorn Factory has to offer. There’s something special for everyone in a wide variety of flavors and price ranges!

“Like” the Popcorn Factory on Facebook for up-to-date information on new products and promotions!

Speaking of Promotions…
check back later here on Bella so Savvy because we have a ‘sweet’ giveaway coming up that you won’t want to miss.

One lucky reader is going to win a Halloween tin filled with flavorful popcorn from the Popcorn Factory. You’ll either win the Boo! Bats tin OR the Mr. Bone Jangles tin. To be upgraded to the Mr. Bone Jangles tin, go now and “Like” Cheryl’s on Facebook and vote for your favorite flavor. Then let us know you did when the giveaway is posted.

The winner will also receive a Cheryl’s Plush Pumpkin Treat Bag filled with assorted gourmet cookies and chocolate treats as well as one extra special surprise little gift that you won’t know about unless you win. No hints, sorry! hehee.

So, don’t forget to keep an eye on our posts for this sweet and savory giveaway!

~ All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclaimer for more information. I did not receive financial compensation for my post but did receive the product(s) mentioned above free of charge from the manufacturer or PR Agency and was under no obligation to write a positive review. ~

Win It!!!

2 Winners will be chosen at random at the end of the entry period 10/26/11.

ONE  winner will receive a Boo! Bats tin OR Mr. Bone Jangles (depending on if winner voted on their favorite flavor on Cheryl’s Cookies Facebook page). PLUS, an extra secret little treat!

ONE winner will receive a Cheryl’s Plush Pumpkin Pail filled with assorted cookies & candy.

To enter, 1st complete the mandatory entry by leaving a comment in the comment box below on this blog (not in the rafflecopter widget) telling me at least one other Popcorn Factory or Cheryl’s Cookies item you would love to have. Then enter as normal using rafflecopter.

Also, you MUST follow our blog in order to enter!

** Please do not tell us you are following if you are not. We do verify the information. Thanks! **

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