(ENDED) Cruisin' Through Summer: Pure Via Natural is Better Giveaway and Review (Ends 8/31)

PRODUCT REVIEW

I know, I know...everyone is on the sweetener 'high' lately. There seems to be a new sweetener being created every few months and it seems like all of my friends are using something different. Not only that, when you goto a store, you'll see products with different sweeteners too! I'm here to tell you that most of these sweeteners are NOT all natural and some of them have even been proven to be harmful to you and the environment. This is a big no, no to us!

I was doing some research a few weeks back on the various types of sweeteners and I ran across Pure Via! If you know me, you know I try to not add too much sweetener to my drinks because I like the 'natural' taste. The best thing about Pure Via is that it is 100% all natural. In fact, it comes directly from the below 'stevia' plant.

Pure Via

I have a few of these in my garden! I tried to make my own stevia sweetener but that didn't work out so well. Thankfully, Pure Via was kind enough to send me some samples to review! Pure Via is a great tasting, all natural zero calories alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. You can use Pure Via like sugar, to add natural sweetness to your hot or cold beverages, sprinkle on your favorite fruits and use in recipes. They also offer convenient 'take anywhere' packets! I bet you're getting excited! We've been using Pure Via on our cereals and oatmeal in the morning. It really adds a 'kick' to it and it helps us maintain a natural and balanced diet too!

While you're waiting for the giveaway to end, print out this .75¢ Coupon!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Win It!

(1) Grand Prize Winner will receive (2) box of 40 Pure Via Sachets, (1) Pure Via Mug, and (1) Pure Via White Travel Mug

(2) Runner Up Winners will receive (1) box of 40 Pure Via Sachets and (1) Pure Via Mug

How to Enter (MANDATORY)
  1. Publicly follow us on Google Friend Connect
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  2. Leave a comment letting me know whether you add sweetener to your beverages, cereals, desserts, dinners, etc)

Extra Entries (OPTIONAL)
These extra entries are very helpful in winning! Also, for each extra entry, you are required to leave a comment!
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  • (1 entry) ReTweet using (You May RT Once Per Day):
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GIVEAWAY RESTRICTIONS

  • All entries must be in by 08/31/2010, 11:59PM EST!
  • US Only, 18+
CHOOSING THE WINNER

From the entries that I receive, I will use Random.org to draw the first name of the winner. I will announce the first name of the winner in a new post on Freebies and Much More and on Twitter. I will also contact the winner by email (be sure to give me one you check daily). If I do not hear back from a winner after 48 hours, I will draw a replacement by using the same method as above.

Disclaimer: I received samples of Pure Via to review. I was not compensated monetarily for the review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own!

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90 Comments:

Jolee said...

I follow you.... and love Purevia! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Mary said...

I follow with GFC (Mary McCannon)
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Mary said...

I add sweetener to my tea
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Mary said...

I like you on fb
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Mary said...

I like Pure Via on fb
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Mary said...

I follow you on twitter @marymccannon
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I voted at top mommy blogs
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Becky said...

I follow you on GFC (Becky).
I don't use sweeteners, mainly because I am concerned with the unknown artificial chemicals in them, but this sounds promising and I would love to try it out!

Becky said...

I follow you on Twitter (@rksteg)

Becky said...

Voted on Top Mommy Blogs

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Voted on We're on the fence

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Voted on Top 100 mommy Blogs

♥Heαther♥ said...

I'm a GFC follower! I don't add sweeteners too often. Mainly because I want something natural! This would be perfect!
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I follow you on twitter as hell_0kitty
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Melissa O. said...

I add sweeteners to my coffees and teas.

Melissa O. said...

Following you on twitter @purplemommi

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I follow True Via on twitter @purplemommi

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Donna said...

I follow your blog

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Donna said...

I use to use Sweet n Low until I read about the dangers of Sweet n Low so I went back to sugar but would love to try PureVia.

I only use sweetner in my tea

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Donna said...

I'm a facebook fan.

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Donna said...

I "like" Pur Via on facebook

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Donna said...

I follow you on Twitter as
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I follow Pure Via on Twitter as
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I subscribe through e-mail

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JoR said...

JoR on GFC
i use splenda every day

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Shanna said...

I follow on gfc...I like to add sweetener, but only if I know it is safe and natural!

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Shanna said...

I follow you on twitter!


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Tweet!


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I subscribe to your email newsletter. (1)


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Crystal said...

Signed up for the newsletter - PrettyDaisee

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Signed up for the newsletter - PrettyDaisee

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Crystal said...

Liked this product on FB - Crystal Marshall

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Crystal said...

Connected on Googlefriend Connect - Prettydaisee

Crystal said...

I put sweetner in coffee & baked goods! - Prettydaisee

sassy2 said...

follow on google ssbeeners
I add sweeteners to my coffee all of the time. Thanks.

Pam Emerson said...

I use a stevia sweetener in my coffee and oatmeal every morning--wouldn't start the day without it!

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Vicki S said...

I follow via GFC, my name sswpss. I do add mostly honey to my tea (I drink a lot of tea).

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Vicki S said...

I 'Like' Pure Via on Facebook
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Vicki S said...

Voted 4 u on topmommyblogs

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Jenn S. said...

I add sweetener to my coffee and tea but that is about it.

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madpay said...

yummy good stuff

ktgonyea said...

LOVE Peruvia :)

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Kelly Braund said...

I follow your blog. Yes, I sometimes use sweeteners, i'd love to try this kind. Thanks!
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Kelly Braund said...

I follow you on twitter, braundk
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I'm a subscriber. #1
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Louis said...

Following your blog publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect


I sometimes ad truvia instead of sugar

Louis said...

I like your blog on FaceBook (Louis Here) :) and I like this giveaway

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I like PureVia on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

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Voted for you at Top Mommy Blogs

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Louis said...

following you on twitter at rosidentevil

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Diana D said...

I am a Google Friend Connect follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

I use sweetener in my coffee, tea, to bake with and over fresh fruit.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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Julie said...

follow your blog

we add sweetner to lemonade and ice tea

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kngmckellar said...

follow your blog as kngmckellar

I don't add sweetener to anything.

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Gianna said...

GFC follower (Gianna)

I use sweetener in desserts and tea.

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Anonymous said...

I do not add sweetener!

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