let them eat oatmeal

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

i eat low sugar instant Quaker Oatmeal 4 out of 5 mornings for breakfast while at work.

there are so many flavors varieties that i can't get tired of it. i do get tired of cleaning the oatmeal bowl though, that stuff sticks!

either that or i'm a horrible dishwasher - i'm going to go with the latter on this one.
regardless of my bad oatmeal bowl cleaning habit i'm not going to stop eating the stuff. 1. because it's good for you and 2. because quaker oatmeal is doing some really good things to help fight hunger.

i was recently asked to participate in Quaker Oats' 25 bloggers in 25 days
start with substance campaign to help the hungry, which in and of itself is a huge honor.

but this is where you come in - i need your help to raise $5,000 for the cleveland food bank!

here's how it works...
this contest is going to run for 24 hours on my blog, from 9am central time on february 11th to 9am central time on february 12th - we have a deadline people!

the rules are simple, just follow the steps below:


step one:
go to the Quaker start with substance website and click on the link to the Quaker facebook page.

step two:
become a fan of Quaker Oatmeal, then scroll down to find and download the pdf image of the Quaker man on the right side of the page

step three:
print it out and take a photo or video of yourself with the Quaker man. next, upload the photo to the Quaker facebook page. remember, you must become a fan of Quaker Oats to be able to upload your picture.

step four:
come back here and leave a comment with a link to your facebook picture submission.

the blogger with the most reader submissions within the 24 hour period will get the opportunity to select a hunger charity of their choice (the cleveland food bank) to receive a $5,000 donation made to the charity by the Quaker Oats company.

you can find the official contest
terms and conditions here. (i.e. keep it G rated with the picture submissions)

also, if you choose to participate (pretty pretty please) i have some coupons to giveaway to randomly selected commenters. and simply because of my participation in the start with substance campaign the cleveland food bank will receive a donation of one case of Quaker Oatmeal - which is a wonderful gift, but don't we want to go for the $5,000!?!?

i thought so.

what are you waiting for? why are you still reading this? go to the facebook page!

i know you aren't working THAT hard right now - please go print out the oh so sexy Quaker man and help out a great and worthy cause.

thank you!

75 comments:

  1. The mouse at work ate my oats. He's not picky, he also eats butter, and cough drops.

    I can't participate cus facebook deleted my account for trying to not use my real last name.

    I'm against facebook ever since. haters!

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  2. i love oats!
    good for you for this!

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  3. i'm a lazy bum :-P but good luck!!

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  4. I keep some here at work for mornings that i dont have time to grab breakfast at home (read: most mornings). I will do this tonight when i get home from work!

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  5. I eat Maple & Brown Sugar Quaker Oatmeal everyday I work in the office. Love that stuff and have been eating it for YEARS!

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  6. hell yes to quaker oatmeal.

    urghfgajk/ i don't DO facebook. like, at all, at all. but i want you to WIN.

    so: ihopeyouwinandifat8:50amonfebruary12thyouareoneawayfromwinninghollerandivegotyourback.com

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  7. This is a lot of steps.

    Can you do this for me?

    Thats what I say in bed too.

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  8. Yeah, that's a lot of steps. Good thing I had oatmeal this morning for energy.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=all#/photo.php?pid=39553929&op=1&o=all&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&oid=58028250774&id=7703749

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  9. wooooooo that may have been a lot of work but i do love me some oatmeal!

    http://www.facebook.com/Quaker#/photo.php?pid=302374&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1077375960&oid=58028250774

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  10. I hate you a lot for this.

    Disclaimer:

    I had no power at my house today so I didn't get to shower/do my hair.

    I also didn't put on makeup.

    Yes I'm wearing my sunglasses inside. I'm cool like that.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=38875884&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=25800285&oid=58028250774

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  11. If you fill your bowl with warm water to soak when you put it in the sink, the oatmeal cleans off easily ;)

    I eat the stuff religiously, too. Just a tip I picked up.

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  12. i wish i read this earlier this morning when i was grubbin' on my oats. will do it tonight!

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  13. I have oatmeal every morning and I, too, can never clean my bowl properly. Maybe Quaker Oats should have a step-by-step tutorial on their website.

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  14. Kind of sounds like alot of work.

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  15. I'm happy to help out the Foodbank! Here's my link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=30287927&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1321341852&oid=58028250774

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  16. I'm a recent inductee into the world of oatmeal. I never liked it as a kid, I think because it looks like boogers. Guess I've matured now...

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  17. Im not sure if this went through, so Im trying again:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2057095&op=1&o=all&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&oid=58028250774&id=506034178

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  18. Put a little brown sugar in my oatmeal and I'm a happy girl!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?id=4707024&pid=34637879&cp=4707024&cps=08081bfb2c

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  19. Love maple brown sugar oatmeal and the Foodbank, so its a win win.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5791075&op=1&o=all&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&oid=58028250774&id=710335365

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  20. What, no chicken pox/oatmeal bath stories?

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  21. I made sure to include my personal stash of oatmeal in the pic

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=34507765&l=0ea7a&id=30103229

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  22. the quaker man IS sexxxxy.....


    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=547723452#/photo.php?pid=2100915&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&id=547723452&ref=mf

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  23. I'm being green!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=319436&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1003100048&oid=58028250774

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  24. CRAP! I don't have a printer at my house and I just read through all of the rules. :(

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  25. that's a hell of a lot of work. I'll see if can do it tomorrow.

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  26. A picture of my dog works too right? (Note: yes, that drool all over her paw, she thought she was really going to get to eat the oatmeal, she had to settle for a few dog treats instead.) Good luck with this Alexa, glad that I could help out!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1489959&l=0e5f1&id=500183778

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  27. Ok Ms. Alexa. Here's mine:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5871343&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=689450383&oid=58028250774

    Best of luck!

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  28. yay foodbank!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244884&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  29. i love oatmeal.
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  30. Good Luck!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244880&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  31. let's win for the foodbank.
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  32. Yum!
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  33. Good luck
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244879&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  34. Anything for the foodbank.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244875&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  37. for a great cause.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244870&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  38. this seems to easy, tell all your friends to participate!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244871&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  39. We know the foodbank needs the money now. Good luck
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  42. Striking resemblence to the Quaker Oats guy, huh?
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244864&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  43. Thanks for doing this Clevelandsaplum!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244862&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  45. I work in the kitchen at the foodbank, thanks for all the help!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244861&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  46. Go cleveland help us receive that money!
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  48. Good luck!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244853&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  50. Go Cleveland Foodbank!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244855&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  51. i love oatmeal...
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244852&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  52. Hope this helps.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244849&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  53. You know, I don't really like Oatmeal. But I love the plums & I love the foodbank.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=39557459&op=1&o=user&view=user&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&oid=58028250774&id=7700138

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  56. Tell all your friends, it takes less than 10 minutes and its for a great cause
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  59. I love oatmeal and the foodbank, what a perfect fit!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244844&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  60. Thanks a lot for doing this for us!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244842&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  63. I love the quaker oats guy...
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244837&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  64. The foodbank is such a great organization, thanks for helping us!
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  66. Yay foodbank!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244833&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  68. Thanks clevelandsaplum!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244832&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  69. Good luck
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244830&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  70. This a great! Thanks a lot

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  71. Thanks clevelandsaplum and quaker oats, lets win this!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=58028250774&view=user#/photo.php?pid=244826&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=58028250774&aid=-1&id=1426777511&oid=58028250774

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  72. Unfortunately I read this a day late :( But I cracked up reading this post because I thought I was the ONLY one who ate instant oatmeal religiously, AND had problems washing the bowl after. HAH. THANK YOU.

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