Friday, July 15, 2011

PEEPS & COMPANY: Deliciousness All Year Long {Review & Gift Certificate Giveaway - 5 winners!}

Peeps & Company logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Belly Charms, TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime, Shell Holland, careym and Allison!}

Even though the true meaning of various holidays throughout the year might be celebratory (birthdays, Mother's Day), religious (Christmas, Easter), patriotic (July 4th, Memorial Day) or more, let's admit something: it's really all about the food.

It's not our fault though, it's tradition. There are just some seasonal foods that we wait for all year long and when the occasion is finally drawing near, we can't help but be excited. After all, it just wouldn't be Christmas without candy canes and eggnog, Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie or Valentine's Day without those little candy conversation hearts.

And it definitely wouldn't be Easter without PEEPS.

If your basket doesn't contain the brightly-colored, iconic, puffy marshmallow candies, then... well, clearly you must have done something to upset the Easter Bunny.

For me, even after all these years of clearly knowing that Peeps were a staple for Easter, how did the fact that they're available year-round seem to go unnoticed? The spooky cat-shaped ones at Halloween... the snowman-shaped ones for winter... the heart-shaped ones for Valentine's Day...

There is just no reason to think that you have to wait until Easter every year to enjoy Peeps, whether you're someone who eats them fresh out of the package or leaves them sitting out to acquire a hardened outer layer. No matter how you prefer them, there just isn't a way to compare to Peeps and there just isn't a reason to think you can't have them any month of the year.

Here it is the middle of summer and, in a few quick clicks, you could end up with something like this sitting on your counter:

That's right, with the availability of the PEEPS & COMPANY website, you can pick up these tasty creatures in a variety of colors whenever you so desire.

However, when I arrived at PEEPS & COMPANY with the intention of doing just that, I was immediately sidetracked when I saw that they offer much more than marshmallow chicks and bunnies. As well as PEEPS, their brands include HOT TAMALES, MIKE AND IKE, and PEANUT CHEWS, all with so much more than just candy.

Shopping on PEEPS & COMPANY was extremely easy (minus having to control my drooling over the chocolate) as the site is set up to allow you to browse by brand, category, new arrivals, and more. The hardest part is figuring out where to start!

Something to show off your PEEPS & COMPANY love?

Or maybe a gift idea for someone who has everything?

Or, of course, the wide variety of sweet treats that everyone knows and loves?

I decided to go with all of the above, as I couldn't pass up the fun of any of the PEEPS & COMPANY categories, now could I? Placing my order was fast and easy and I appreciated being able to see the running total in my Shopping Bag or quickly update or change anything that I had added to it.

It didn't take long at all before my choices arrived on my doorstep, bringing excitement to all of us!

When I came across the PEEPS Peepsters (which are not currently available online, but I'm sure they'll come back!), I knew they were calling my name. The combination of rich chocolate and the delicious marshmallow flavor that Peeps are known for - except in marshmallow crème form? Yum!

To satisfy the whole family, we tried both the milk chocolate and the dark chocolate varieties and, judging from how quickly they disappeared, they were a big hit!

The MIKE AND IKE 4.5 lb Bulk Bag started to diminish just as fast... mainly due to me grabbing a handful here and there. With so many fruit flavors bursting out of each little colorful piece, we not only made quick work of this bag (my husband took quite a few to work), but we then couldn't resist picking up more the next time we were at the store!

They're just that good!

With our taste buds satisfied, the PEEPS 4 Pack Scented Candle Sampler has managed to keep our sense of smell happy as well. If you've ever wanted to enjoy having your home smell like sugar cookies or chocolate mousse, these are just the thing!

But to really show off our love of PEEPS & COMPANY, the girls couldn't pass up the PEEPS Girls Imagine World Peeps Tee. Who doesn't want to imagine a world coming together over their love of Peeps?

We sure do!

Whether you are lucky enough to make it to the PEEPS & COMPANY store in National Harbor, MD or you shop online, the variety, deliciousness and all-encompassing fun of the PEEPS & COMPANY brands and products are sure to be a hit for you, your family, and your friends all year long.

Instead of just pulling out Peeps for Easter, you'll know that they will be the perfect addition to your summer barbecue, your fall gatherings, your winter celebrations, and more! Eat the candies plain or incorporate them into creative recipes... surprise someone you know with a great gift... or just display your love for the PEEPS & COMPANY brands with your clothing... you can't go wrong!

And, thanks to the generosity of PEEPS & COMPANY, five lucky people will be able to take part in shopping for their favorites in every season as well, because...

Five lucky people will win a $20 gift certificate to the
PEEPS & COMPANY online store!


To enter to win: Visit PEEPS & COMPANY and tell me one of the fun items there that you might purchase if you win!

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow PEEPS & COMPANY on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Year round fun w/ @PeepsandCompany! #WIN a $20 gift card for treats, apparel, gifts & more! 5 winners! http://bit.ly/piqVqJ @thxmailcarrier

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on August 5th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to PEEPS & COMPANY for providing a gift certificate for me to facilitate this review as well as $20 gift certificates for five lucky giveaway winners. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

626 comments:

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Laura said...

I would get the Mike & Ike Unisex Flip-Flops, great for summer!
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RaettigFamily said...

Hmmm...I think maybe the PEEPS® 4 PACK SCENTED CANDLE SAMPLER

Diabetic Snacker Giveaways said...

I couldn't find any of the food treats under $20. I did see the lavender peeps for 21.50 that look adorable. barb g. diabeticsnacker(at)gmail.com

Sarah said...

I'd pick the basketball!

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Lyra said...

Maybe some Just Born Jelly Beans!
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Pauline said...

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debbie said...

I would get the peeps mens chicks love me shirt.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.2
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower
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ann said...

i like the peeps thermal insulated bag.
great to keep stuff cool at the park

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ann said...

i like peeps and company of facebook and left a comment to

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i subscribe by email also

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I entered the Sun #21\
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I entered the little tikes 2-1 garden cart giveaway to

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I entered the chex buddy mix prize pack giveaway


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Terra H. said...

I'd get the Peeps Hippie Ladies Tee. Thanks.
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Terra H. said...

entered the Edy's Ice Cream giveaway
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KellyH said...

i like the stacked bunnies tshirt

Thanks!
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Linda W said...

I like the Mike and Ike gumball machine. email subsciber walk9@att.net

captainliss40 said...

I like the HOT TAMALES® GUMBALL MACHINE. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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Margryg said...

I absolutely adore Peeps! Yes, I am a Peepaholic and I would enjoy them year round. Thanks Very Much for the Opportunity to Win!

Margryg said...

I, Margryg at Yahoo dot com am a fifty something year old Peepaholic. I love Peeps! Thanks for the Opportunity to Win!

Diane52 said...

Cool-just born jelly beans
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Jessica said...

I;d love the Mike and Ike Gumball Machine!!

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Jessica said...

Entered the Chex Mix giveaway

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Laurel said...

I love the Bean Bag Toss Game Set and the Mike and Ike Berry Blast pouches.
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Entered Edy's giveaway
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Entered Anamalz giveaway
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Laurel said...

I like Peeps on fb.

Jackie said...

Cute stuff! I might order the Peeps Ladies Floral Lounge Pant. Thanks!
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Jackie said...

I follow on google friend connect
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I follow on google friend connect #2
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I subscribe via email #1
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Renfie said...

I like the stacked bunnies t-shirt

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Following Peeps and Company on twitter as renfie

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I follow you on GFC

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Renfie said...

I subscribe to the rss feed

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TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime said...

i might get if i won
4 ct. BLUE PEEPS® BUNNIES IN A 24 COUNT CASE
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TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime said...

i like peeps on fb
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TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime said...

i like peeps on twitter
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TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime said...

i follow you on twitter and i tweeted about this giveaway
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Shell Holland said...

I might get the CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FLAVORED PEEPS® BUNNIES - 24/8ct. Pkgs.

Shell Holland said...

following peeps on twitter @superschaley

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I like peeps on fb

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd choose the fuschia Peeps Ladies Inside We're All The Same Tee.
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Shell Holland said...

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Chris said...

The MIKE AND IKE® FRUIT TWISTS ROPE, GREEN APPLE/WATERMELON sound yummy!

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Lyra said...

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Mama Zen said...

I like the Mike & Ike flip flops!

Belly Charms said...

I want the Peace Love Peeps T-shirt....yes about 10 years ago I was a member of the peeps fan club :) LOL

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I follow Peeps and Co on Twitter @bellycharms

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Shell Holland said...

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Karen said...

I would LOVE the PEEPS® 4 PACK SCENTED CANDLE SAMPLER :)

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Diane52 said...

I would get the fun groovy basketball
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From Cristin To Mommy said...

i would get the infant chillin with my peeps onesie for my daughter
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Shell Holland said...

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Sarah said...

I might get a stacked ladies tee

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Anonymous said...

I would get the four pack of peeps scented candles

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Jammie said...

I think i might get the PEEPS® MULTI CHICK SOCK and maybe let my daughter look around!

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