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Friday, August 27, 2010

Nature Valley National Parks Project Review and Giveaway



If you’ve ever taken a trip to a national park, you know that they are more than places of beauty - they are places that inspire us.

Since the dedication of Yellowstone as the world’s first national park in 1872, America’s parks have been visited by hundreds of millions of people who marveled at their beauty, found peace in their wildness and shared their experience with others.

However, these national treasures need care and support to help them flourish. Years of under funding and environmental problems such as pollution and climate change are threatening our National Park system. To help preserve our national parks and ensure their existence for generations to come, join Nature Valley® and Patricia Shultz, internationally best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and travel industry leader, to help support the National Parks Project. This year, the National Parks Project will focus on restorative work at Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Biscayne National Parks.

To get involved, simply purchase a box of specially marked Nature Valley Bars and mail in your wrappers to the address below:

National Parks Project
PO Box 450328
El Paso, TX 88545-0328

Nature Valley will not only recycle the wrappers, but will also contribute $0.10 to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for every wrapper received (up to $600,000 in total). To learn more about the National Parks Project and how you can make a difference, check out PreservetheParks.com today. And don´t forget to visit Nature Valley on Facebook or Nature Valley on Twitter to "Like" or "Follow" the brand. Facebook fans can enter to win a trip, as well as share photos and videos of their summer vacations. All of these sites will also feature updates on the restoration projects, as well as videos and pictures from "National Parks Project" volunteers.

There are many other ways you can enjoy the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of our national parks this summer while supporting the cause. The easiest thing you can do to support the national parks is to experience them for yourself and share them with your family - remembering as always to "take only pictures and leave your footprints." So grab your backpack, your boots and some granola bars and go soak in the scenery.

Our Thoughts:

We were sent a box of specially marked Nature Valley Bars as well as a Nature Valley prize pack with items that can be used in the great outdoors this summer. The prize pack included a mini backpack; a military grade compass; a solar-powered, key chain flash light; a reusable water bottle and a copy of Patricia Shultz´s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler´s Life List.

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but we love Nature Valley Bars around this house and living in Arkansas we have a love for the great outdoors and totally support the Nature Valley National Parks Project, it couldn’t be for a better cause!

I have been lucky enough to visit a few National Parks in my lifetime thanks to our family vacations we took when I was a child and I hope to one day share the experience with my own children and I think the Nature Valley National Parks Project will help keep the National Parks alive so I can take my family in the future!

The prize package we were sent is awesome, I love the mini backpack, compass and solar-powered key chain flashlight! They are perfect for our weekend trips to our local state parks and on camping trips they are really handy! The water bottle is awesome, I use it daily to help get my recommend 8 glasses of water a day since it’s easy to take with me no matter where I’m off to on any given day! Oh and the book is awesome and has given us some wonderful vacation ideas for the future!

Win It:
MyBlogSpark has offered one of my readers the same prize package that I received that includes: a mini backpack; a military grade compass; a solar-powered, key chain flash light; a reusable water bottle and a copy of Patricia Shultz´s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler´s Life List.

Mandatory Entry: Just tell me which National Park your family would most like to visit and why? Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway and be sure to add #myblogspark in your tweet(can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Nature Valley on Twitter

6. “Like” Nature Valley on Facebook


Giveaway ends Sept 09, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. The Nature Valley Bars, prize pack, information and giveaway were all provided by Nature Valley through MyBlogSpark complimentary for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received.

168 comments:

  1. My kids want to see Yellowstone. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  2. yellowstone national park in winter

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  3. Glacier National Park because I hear it is amazing

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  4. We would love to visit Glacier Bay in Alaska because we have never been to Alaska before and it looks absolutely stunning in photos
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  8. I would love visit the Grand canyon or yellowstone
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  9. #1 I blogged about it

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  10. #2 I blogged about it

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  14. I follow nature valley on fb
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  15. We would love to go to Yellowstone, especially after seeing the movie 2012.

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  16. I want to go to the Smokey Mountains.

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  17. I follow you on google friend

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  18. I follow nature valley on twitter @dawn408

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  19. I'd most like to visit the Grand Canyon. I think it is something you would have to experience in person vs. pics/video to really experience how grand it really is. :-)
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  20. My family voted for Yellowstone.

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  21. I automatically thought of Alaska because the environment is so different from Pennsylvania, my home state. Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve would be my destination.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  22. My family has always wanted to see The Grand Canyon.

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  23. I follow publicly on GFC.

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  24. Subscribed with Google Reader.

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  25. I follow Nature Valley on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  26. I like Nature Valley on FB - Janet Fri

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  27. We have wanted to go see glacier national park for the longest time-- not only because it's probably melting away as we speak, but it is so pristine and beautiful.
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  28. i follow your blog on gfc. thank you!
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  29. I'd love to go back to Zion - my first visit was too short.

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  30. we want to go the grand canyon

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  34. Yosemite! I haven't been out that way and I would love to see Old Faithful.

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  35. I would like to go to the Grand Canyon because it is so beautiful.

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  36. Grand Cayon.I have been the kids have not

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  37. I would love to visit Denali


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  40. The grand canyon because it's close by and amazing.
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  41. I want to see Yellowstone. It is very close to me and my husband has always wanted to go there.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  42. We want to visit the Grand Canyon.

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  43. My family would most like to visit the Smokey Mountain National Park. We are going on a road trip later this month and we will be close enough to visit and see the sights.

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  44. I follow your blog publicly via GFC

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  47. I follow Nature Valley on Twitter
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  49. main entry: Oh I'd love to see Yellow Stone National park someday, what a wonder that would be to see it in person, thank you
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  50. I follow you & tweeted
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  51. I've always wanted to go to Yosemite!

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  53. I'd have to say Yellowstone since we've never been there, though I want to go back to Glacier when it's not frozen over. :)

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  54. We would love to go to Arches National Park because it looks so unique and beautiful.

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  55. 1. I blogged:
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  56. 2. I blogged:
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  60. I am subscribed with Google Reader.

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  61. Mabelle & MidoriSeptember 2, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    I would love to take my husband and daughter to Yosemite!!! It is so beautiful and I remember going when I was a kid with my family.

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  62. Mabelle & MidoriSeptember 2, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    I would love to take my husband and daughter to Yosemite!!! It is so beautiful and I remember going when I was a kid with my family.

    Sorry I forgot to add my email address is iluvmidori@juno.com


    Thanks!

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  63. I want to go to Yellowstone (?) anyways it's the one with the big tree you can drive through.

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  65. We would most love to visit the Grand Canyon because well... it IS the Grand Canyon and believe it or not no one in my family has seen it!

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  66. I follow Nature Valley on Twitter

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  67. I follow you on Twitter @manthas24

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  69. We have always dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  70. I am a GFC follower = christine/justicecw
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  71. Following Nature Valley on twitter = @justicecw
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  73. Follow on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/23021941232
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  74. All of them! But especially Yosemite.
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  75. 9/5 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/23069592375
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  76. Hi again on this still mighty fine Sunday! :) I think I would say the Volcano National Park in Hawaii -- I mean, it's a volcano, Hawaii is a hotspot on the Earth where all this basaltic rock is being created. Might cool stuff. Or Yellowstone - it's closer, and another hotspot which could blow at anytime too. I love those volcanoes! :)

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  77. and a follower via GFC. . .

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  78. http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/23089830470
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  79. probably the YellowStone national park, I want to see Old Faithful and I've been interested in going there since I saw a series on TV about it being a SuperVolcano and the park built on the caldera... plus I am sure it's gorgeous too!

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  85. We would love to visit Glacier National Park - it's the largest and northernmost park in the United States.

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  86. I'd like to see Yellowstone because I've never been and I hear it's worth the trip

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  87. I follow Nature Valley on Twitter (cvpis4me)

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  88. I like Nature Valley on Facebook

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  91. I would love to go to Yosemite with my family!!! I've always dreamed of going there one day.

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  93. I follow Nature Valley on twitter @nadicherie

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  94. Mine want to visit Yellowstone. They think it's the same as Jellystone and that Yogi bear lives there.
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  96. I would like to visit the Grand Canyon. We have flown over it but would like to see it up close. :)
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  97. we want to see Yellowstone
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  99. In an ideal world we would visit Yellowstone Park and see Yogi Bear!

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  100. I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  102. We'd gone on a cruise and then on land in Alaska and we did see Glacier Bay, but our tour allotted us less than an hour there. We'd like to spend more time there.
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  106. i follow Nature Valley on twitter - js22222222 .
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  107. I “Like” Nature Valley on Facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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  108. acadia - breathtaking

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  109. follow NV on twitter 9ziggy
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  110. I'd love to take my family to see Yosemite. We've never been, but we love parks and it sounds wonderful.
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  111. For ages I've wanted to visit Crater Lake in Oregon--it's only open half the year the other half it's closed because of snow---but it looks amazing!
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  112. I'd like to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument. Mainly because it is located near Savannah, GA, which is such a beautiful city, and is on my list of places to explore further. Also, The fort was used as a prisoner-of-war camp, which I'd like to learn more about.

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  119. yellow stone,my parents went and said how beautiful it is!
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  120. follow by gfc
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  121. for sure yellowstone.we had tickets to go,and i got sick so i had to miss it
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  122. I like Yellowstone because it's awe-inspiring

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  123. I'd love to go to Yosemite National Park.



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  124. My daughter has always wanted to go to Yellowstone suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  126. YELLOWSTONE SUMMER 2011 COULD SURE USE THIS! h.odle@yahoo.com thank you !

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  127. Coe Park because of it's scenic value.

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  128. I Subscribed to your feed via google reader

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  129. I Follow Nature Valley on Twitter
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  131. I would love to go to the Grand Canyon because my son talks about it all the time.

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  133. The Grand Canyon; I would like to see its majesty!

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  134. My family would most like to visit Yellowstone because we would love to see all the wildlife there! Oh, and of course the awesome geysers also!

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  137. I am following Nature Valley via twitter

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  138. I would love to take my family to Yellowstone.

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  139. Not sure which park it is but it has those HUGE redwoods... its in CA or OR I beleive! Seeing those trees would be amazing to me!
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  141. I love so many of the national parks out west, but I guess the one I'd most like to visit that I haven't been to is Bryce Canyon.

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  142. Yosemite because we've nver been there.
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  147. Yellowstone or smoky mountains because I went as a kid and loved it thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  150. Would love to see Yellowstone due to its beauty and historical prestige.

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  152. We want to see the Grand Canyon. We have heard how awesome and beautiful it is. We would love for our daughter to see it. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  153. I'd love to visit The Grand Canyon again. I went as a child and would love to see it as an adult.

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  154. Yellowstone since i've never been there before.

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