I have really, sadly, neglected the Balancing Act Basics blog for far too long. I don't think I had a single post in 2012, and this is the first post for 2013. Not such a good a job playing the balancing act! Sheesh!! Work & family kept me waaayyyyy busy. I finally said "enough is enough." It was time to put family first. So I resigned from my position -- extremely difficult to do given how much I loved my job -- and I am now a stay-at-home mom. Yay! The kids are loving it, and I am too. Still busy, but a different kind of busy, a very good kind of busy. :)
I reactivated my BzzAgent account, which also had been neglected, and was quickly awarded a BzzCampaign. This particular campaign was for TruMoo milk. I was particularly excited to accept this campaign. My kids LOVE chocolate milk and have begged & begged me to buy them TruMoo. But I have refused to do so for a couple reasons:
1) I buy milk and chocolate syrup. It's as simple as mixing the two into a cup with a spoon and, voila!, chocolate milk. Why buy premade chocolate milk?
2) I did not see the value of buying premade chocolate milk, feeling that its extra cost would not pay for itself.
But perhaps there are benefits of buying TruMoo that are worth taking a closer look at. After all, it's premade chocolate milk, thus saving the time of having to find the chocolate syrup, find a spoon, pouring syrup into cup & potentially putting in too much/too little, and stirring the syrup with a spoon. Unlike most milk, TruMoo is free of artificial growth hormones. Plus, it contains no high fructose corn syrup, as is found in most chocolate syrup brands. So it has its health benefits.
I'm still skeptical, but I am definitely willing to give TruMoo a try, especially knowing how happy it will make my kids.
This afternoon, my TruMoo BzzCampaign materials arrived - yay! The packet contained several coupons -- one coupon was for a free 1/2 gallon or larger of TruMoo, which I will use. The remaining coupons (LOTS of them!) are for $0.75 off a 1/2 gallon or larger of TruMoo, which I am happy to give out to family & friends.
Oh, and as a result of this TruMoo BzzCampaign, I learned that TruMoo has a new flavor available this Halloween, Vanilla in Halloween Orange! I don't very often see vanilla flavoring, and never have I found it in orange, so that would be a real treat for the kids this Halloween (a healthy treat, to boot!).
Let me know if you are interested in one of the coupons mentioned above (excluding the FREE coupon, that's mine!). Coupons are first come, first served.
Additionally, for each TruMoo 1/2 gallon or larger that you buy, you can visit TruMoo's Goosebumps Sweepstakes website to enter a code found on the inside cap of specially marked Halloween edition TruMoo for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood for a behind-the-scenes tour of Fox Studios and visit old town Pasadena for a special effects experience! And when you sign up, you can also get a $2 coupon for any Goosebumps DVD (I loved reading Goosebumps books as a teen. Who knew there are now DVDs??? :) )
Finally, if you try TruMoo, like it, and want to buy more, then register for a TruMoo account to receive notifications when coupons are available.
Whew, I did it! My first post of 2013! I can't promise that I'll post daily, at least not now. But I do promise to do a little better to keep you informed as I play the Balancing Act game. :)