Apple iMac + $500 Cash Gift Card Giveaway – CLOSED


Sing it with me now…

On the 27th day of November, your resident Iowa food blogger brought to yooouuuu…

Win Apple iMac & $500 Cash Gift Card


That is to say, to kick off the holiday gift-giving season, I’ve teamed up with 11 other bloggers in food, craft, home, and lifestyle to bring to you a giveaway with the prize of all prizes – a brand new Apple iMac 21.5 inch computer! The new iMac is 5 mm thin at its edge, has 75% less reflection, and is individually calibrated for true-to-life color.

Translation: it’s bomb as hell.

That’s not all, as there’s also a Runner-Up prize! A $500 Prepaid VISA Cash Gift Card to spend on whatever you want!

Enter to win the ultimate holiday giveaway and claim twelve (12) bonus entries from now until December 7th, 12:00pm EST. Here’s how:

  • Use the following Rafflecopter widget to enter to win (not by commenting on this post.)
  • Login to Facebook to enter this giveaway. You NEED a Facebook account to enter. If you don’t have a Facebook account, please refer to the Giveaway Rules below for alternative entry.
  • Click on the Green +1 DO IT and then click on the blue Like button. Repeat the same for the twelve bloggers in the list.

***Edited to add: The winner of the iMac is: Lacey Earls Swaim. The winner of the $500 Visa Card is: Angela. Winners have been notified via email! ***

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy Holidays from Two Peas and Their Pod, Chef in Training, Rasa Malaysia, Skinnytaste, I Heart Naptime, Make and Takes, Six Sister’s Stuff, Dollar Store Crafts, Discount Queens, Brown Eyed Baker, Picky Palate, and me! :)



If you don’t have Facebook, you can still enter by sending an email to This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered or endorsed by Facebook. The giveaway closes on December 7th, 12:00 p.m. EST. The winner will be notified by email on 12/8/12 and will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident in order to win. Winners are responsible for paying any necessary taxes on winnings. Alternate entry email: with first and last name, and a valid email address. All prizes will be mailed by the sponsor and all participating blog owners are not held responsible if the prize is not fulfilled. The name of the winner will be announced on this page once the giveaway has ended.

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  1. erin 11.27.2012

    i would enter, but i’m really not cool with them wanting to use my friend list on facebook.

    • Iowa Girl Eats 11.27.2012

      Hi Erin! We won’t be doing anything with your friend list or information. It’s just an easy way to run the contest between 12 blogs, since most people have a Facebook account!

  2. Michelle Ehrich 11.27.2012

    I must be missing something…. I don’t see the widget?

  3. Michelle Ehrich 11.27.2012

    nevermind – just showed up – I had to run an accept script on my computer…

  4. Emilie 11.27.2012

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I hope I win!

  5. Katie 11.27.2012

    love giveaways!! happy holidays everyone!!

  6. Stef 11.27.2012

    Just entered – but now I see it’s open to U.S. residents only! :( Guess us Canadian fans are SOL!

  7. Nicole 11.27.2012

    This is awesome! I would love to win. I’m making another one of your recipes tonight!

  8. Tara 11.27.2012

    This is awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Karen 11.27.2012

    I love following your blog! Christmas is coming early for someone this year!! Hope its me. Thanks

  10. Julia Jolliff 11.27.2012

    What a great giveaway with a bunch of great bloggers!

  11. Hannah 11.27.2012

    If their blogs are anything like yours, I’m excited! :)

  12. I love a good giveaway. Thanks! :)

  13. Ellen 11.27.2012

    Fantastic giveaway! I love your blog.

  14. nicole 11.27.2012

    thanks so much – SO excited, hope to win! :)

  15. Betsy 11.27.2012

    What a great idea teaming up with others!! Some of the blogs I have visited and some are new, can’t wait to check them out!! Thanks

  16. I’m entered and crossing my fingers! :D

  17. Amber 11.27.2012

    What a great idea! Excellent way to start the holidays :) I have been making your recipes for the past few months, and this blog has changed my view on quick but flavorful food. My husband LOVES the Thai Fried Quinoa, and your thanksgiving recipes (breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, green bean casserole with crispy shallots – YUM!!) were such a hit! Not to mention the Pumpkin Pie Mousse!! OMG. To. Die. For. Thank you for supporting other bloggers too – I love reading different recipes and ideas!

  18. Rebecca 11.27.2012

    What a great giveaway with a bunch of great bloggers!
    Thank you ALL so much!
    Florida hugs,
    ps-is the visa card good only for cookware or anything?

  19. For some reason, Rafflecopter isn’t working for me. It just keeps loading and loading and loading!

    Any other way to sign up?!

    • Ok I got it! I switched over to Internet Explorer instead of Firefox and it worked. Yay!

  20. amanda 11.27.2012

    awesome giveaway! Did you ever end up buying a new computer? My beloved macbook finally bit the dust after 6 long years. I still am in search of the perfect(ly priced) computer.

  21. Anna Rose 11.27.2012

    This is great! I love your recipes andI really am excited about this giveaway! I love Apple products! Of course, who doesn’t like Apple ;)

  22. Crystal 11.27.2012

    I entered!

  23. Maria Gonzalez 11.27.2012

    Question: I just liked all the pages and clicked on “Im a fan”. Is that all there is to it? Thanks!

  24. Michelle Levine 11.27.2012

    Excited for the chance to win this giveaway …and to see what what all these bloggers are about on their FB pages :)

  25. Shawna 11.27.2012

    I can’t seem to fully sign up, things.dont seem to ve working on my phone… And idh a computeranymore :-)

  26. Lisa 11.27.2012

    Yeah for giveaways and new blogs to follow! Thanks!

  27. Cindy {crazylou} 11.27.2012

    I’m loving this giveaway! What a great surprise it would be to win! Thanks!

  28. Tree Lindsay 11.27.2012

    Awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much for hosting!

  29. kari 11.27.2012

    Thanks Kristin for introducing me to some more awesome bloggers. I really hope I am a contendah!!! for this giveaway.

  30. Erin 11.27.2012

    What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting darling!


  31. Tom R 11.27.2012

    I hope I followed the necessary steps to be a winner. I need a new computer.

  32. monica 11.28.2012

    what a great giveaway!
    love your blog – super yummy recipes and awesome kitchen inspiration!

  33. ColleenB. 11.28.2012

    Wonderful Giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Sorry; no facebook on this end.


  34. helen 11.28.2012

    half way through entering before i realised i’m not a us resident, damn uk :(

  35. Anne 11.28.2012

    Thanks for such a generous opportunity! I, too, am a native Iowa girl but now live in Nebraska. Love your blog and I especially enjoy all the Iowa references!

  36. Todd 11.28.2012

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter, Kristen, and thank you for all of the great recipes. You’ve re-energized me in the kitchen, and I’m cooking at LEAST one of your recipes every week. Last night was the Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac and Cheese! Yum!!

  37. What a fabulous giveaway! You gals rock big time!!

  38. Amy 11.28.2012

    Where do I find where to “Click on the Green +1 DO IT”? I am so confused!!

    • Iowa Girl Eats 11.28.2012

      Hi Amy! Do you see the widget with all our names and everything? Some people are having trouble seeing it in Internet Explorer, and Safari on a mobile, so maybe try Firefox!

      • Amy 11.28.2012

        I think I got it figured out. I see it has a check mark next to each blog, says done and says I have 12 entries. I just still do not know what a widget is. lol

  39. Tina B 11.28.2012

    Hurray! What an awesome giveaway:)

  40. Katie S 11.28.2012

    I’m another Iowa Girl (from Iowa City) Loving your blog! :)

  41. logan 11.28.2012

    Awesome giveaway! Love your blog and recipes!

  42. Jen 11.29.2012

    I clicked all the checks and clicked all the likes…but it still says I have 0/12 entries. Hopefully I actually entered…

    • Jen 11.29.2012

      Nevermind…didn’t realize you had to click the green box, like them, and then click the other green box too…

  43. Amazing giveaway!! I sure could use a new iMac :D <3

  44. Brenda 12.04.2012

    This would be an awesome giveaway gift to win! Especially since my mac was stolen when some jerk broke into my car on moving weekend!

  45. deborah 12.04.2012

    What an AMAZING giveaway!!! Mine and my husband’s computer both died this month. I am in college and it is very hard to do my work without a computer. Thank You !!!!!

  46. Erin 12.04.2012

    I would love to win! Also, love your recipes-made SO many of your soups recently and ready to remake the Italian wedding soup.

  47. Sarah 12.05.2012

    The widget took about 2 minutes for me to load on Internet Explorer — but, when I opened the page on Firefox since it wasn’t working, it loaded right away. So, if you’re using a different browser and don’t see it, be patient! :)

    Great giveaway!

  48. Dena 12.05.2012

    Wow, how fun! Even the thought of having a chance to win any of these giveaways is good enough for me. I really would love to win though :-)!

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