Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Giveaway!

Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Sampler

[This giveaway has ended — thanks to all who entered, and please stay tuned for more great giveaways in the future!]

I’m a big fan of Bob’s Red Mill — I probably have about nine or ten of their products in my pantry right now, in fact.  The quality is outstanding, and there’s just something about the simple, honest packaging that draws me in and reminds me of a bygone era.  There’s no hype or flashy marketing — it’s just darn-good, real food.

Bob’s product line is extensive, with over 400 different flours, cereals, seeds, baking mixes, and whole grains.  They have more than 50 organic products as well as a dedicated gluten-free line made in a separate facility.

I contacted them about getting involved with October: Unprocessed, and Cassidy Stockton, their Social Media Specialist, enthusiastically accepted the challenge.

Cassidy will be contributing a guest blog post during October — as part of the guest post series I’m putting together — and she’s donated three terrific sample packs for me to give away!

THREE lucky winners will receive one package each of Bob’s Red Mill Quinoa, Whole Grain Cornmeal, Hard White Whole Wheat Flour, and Steel Cut Oats!

Incidentally, their steel-cut oats are quite literally the world’s best oatmeal.  They took first place at last year’s Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship, and they’re headed back to Scotland next month to defend their title!

The giveaway is now open for entries, and will end on October 1st — so you will receive your sample pack during October and enjoy these grains during the unprocessed challenge.

How To Enter

Leave a comment on this post, telling us what you like about whole grains.

It could be your favorite whole grain (or whole grain recipe), a certain grain you’ve been wanting to try, how eating only whole grains has changed your life, or which of the sample items you’re most eager to try.  Creativity is encouraged!

Be sure to enter your email address in the form so I can contact you if you win (it won’t be published, and I won’t share your address or add you to any mailing lists).

Want More Entries?

Each of these will give you another entry in the drawing:

Take the October: Unprocessed Pledge!

Everyone who takes the pledge (and confirms by clicking the link in the signup email) will be automatically entered to win — even if they don’t comment here.

Tweet about this giveaway.

You must include @eatingrules (so I can track it) and this shortlink in your tweet.  Feel free to use this example:

Win a Whole Grains Sampler from @eatingrules and @bobs_red_mill

Tweet about October: Unprocessed.

You must include @eatingrules (so I can track it) and this shortlink in your tweet.  Feel free to use these examples:

Take the October: #Unprocessed Challenge! (via @eatingrules)

I’ve pledged to eat only #unprocessed foods in October! (via @eatingrules)

Join me, @eatingrules, and 30+ bloggers in the October: #Unprocessed Challenge!

The Fine Print

The giveaway ends at midnight on October 1st — the first day of our Unprocessed Challenge.  I’ll select the winners at random from all of the eligible entries received, and post the results on October 2nd.

The maximum number of entries per person is four (one for commenting, one for taking the pledge, and one each for the tweets).  You may comment and tweet as often as you like (please do!), but only your first ones count as entries.

If you’re a winner, you’ll need to email me your mailing address (no PO boxes, sorry) and phone number within three days, else I’ll choose another winner. I’ll then pass along your info to Bob’s, and they’ll ship your prize right to you! They have assured me your information will remain confidential.

If you include a link in your comment to your own contest, I’ll consider that spam and delete your comment.  Of course, please do enter your blog’s URL in the “website” field on the form.

For my allergic and gluten-free friends: Cassidy will be happy to make substitutions as your needs require, so please feel free to enter too!

Thank you to Cassidy Stockton, Bob’s Red Mill, and everyone who enters!

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58 Responses to Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Giveaway!

  1. Andrew October 1, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    And the winners are…. Anita, Suzanne, and Lorena!

    Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you via email to make arrangements.

    Huge thanks to Bob’s Red Mill and everyone who entered the giveaway!

    A note on the drawing methodology: I compiled a spreadsheet of everyone who commented, tweeted, and took the unprocessed pledge, with each one on a separate row — which came out to a whopping 355 entries! I then went to and had it generate three random numbers between 1 and 355 (inclusive), and looked up those corresponding rows in the spreadsheet.

    Update, 10/06/10: I didn’t hear back from Anita, so I picked a new winner at random. Congrats to L.R.C.! I’ll be contacting you shortly to arrange shipment.

  2. Joan VanCourt October 1, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    I love Bob’s Red Mill products. I feel safe knowing that these whole grains are coming from someplace that cares. I have bought the steel cut oats for years now. My favorite product was the Grande Mix. My most recent purchase was Brown Rice flour. This is great for gravy, and many other recipes. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  3. Lael September 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    I love whole oats, I like the nutty flavor and chewyness. Breakfast of choice!
    We also make pizza every sat night and Bib’s cornmeal makes our crust! Mind you one of our other go to meals is polenta made from the cornmeal with tomato sauce (homemade) and cheese on top, yum.
    My great grand parents always had whole wheat berries for me when i visited- so good with honey!!!
    So, on top of taste, whole grains make my tummy feel good’

  4. Amy September 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    Wow, I love these products. And what a great way to join the October challenge. I have a quinoa salad recipe that is great for lunches or anytime. And I’m hoping to bake some homemade crackers this month!!
    And what if my address is PO Box?? I live in a town that only has PO boxes??

    • Andrew September 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks for entering! I’m guessing Bob’s ships via UPS or Fedex, hence the “no PO boxes” requirement. If you win I’m sure we can figure out a way to get them to you.

  5. Jen September 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    I love Bob’s Red Mill Products. I make their oatmeal and add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and a little maple syrup and it lasts until lunch.

  6. Rose September 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    I love how a breakfast of steel cut oats takes me right through to lunchtime!

  7. Alanna September 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I love quinoa and can not cook enough with that stuff so I’m excited to use that! Also, I just whole grains in general! Makes me want to start cooking!

  8. Sam @ thesecondlunch September 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    1. Mouthfeel
    2. Taste!
    3. Cultural History – I figure, people have been eating this way for thousands of years… why would I NOT eat whole grains?

  9. Shila September 28, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    I love whole grains because of the texture and flavor. Refined grains just taste kinda flat to me, even in chocolate chip cookies.

  10. Mary September 28, 2010 at 4:50 am #

    Since my husband and I were both diagnosed with diabetes, we’ve made a lot of changes to our diet. I always used SOME whole grain, but now I keep only whole grain flour in the house, plus lots of Bob’s Red Mill grains, like Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth and so on. It’s been a real help in maintaining good blood glucose levels – I’m still not on any medications for diabetes, and my husband takes just one pill a day (to combat an overnight rise in glucose levels). I love that Bob’s Red Mill makes it so easy to try new grains and flours (and LOVE that our local salvage store carries Bob’s Red Mill at great prices!).

  11. Dana September 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    I realize this isn’t going to get me another entry into the contest, but seeing as how I don’t Tweet (yet) … just wanted you to know that I just picked up a bag ‘o Bob’s Instant Rolled Oats. Looking forward to eating them for breaky tomorrow with some organic raspberries.