Winner of the Build-a-Bear contest, and a new one

By Mir
June 20, 2009
Category Contests

I am lazily combining the announcement of the winner of the previous contest with this next contest. I trust that you’re smart enough to detangle the two things, and that it’s okay that I’m not doing it as two separate posts.

Okay! First of all, thanks for your patience while I crossed the country and meanly did not announce the winner of the Build-a-Bear contest in a timely manner. Sorry about that. But after over 400 entries (man, you folks love you some BAB!) the winner is… commenter 214, Aleah. Congrats, Aleah! Please check your email! (And big thanks to all who played, plus to Build-a-Bear and their PR team at Barkley for the fun prize pack, too!)

Today’s contest is slightly less exciting, particularly if you’re a kid, but perhaps exciting enough for your average busy mom. Remember boil-in-bag rice? The stuff that only came in white, and tasted sort of… blah? Success Rice now offers boil-in-bag rice in all kinds of flavors—white, yes, but also brown rice or even jasmine rice. Good stuff! I have four coupons here for free boxes of any variety Success Rice. One lucky Want Not reader is going to win all four coupons, and each box contains four pouches, so very soon someone is going to have sixteen pouches of free rice to enjoy. Woo!

Want to win ’em? Sure you do! First go read the contest rules and regulations, then come back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, June 21st, 2009 for a chance to win. Winner to be determined by random number generation and what sort of interesting things you can do in those 10 minutes while your rice is cooking.

Ready? Go!


  1. oo. Pick me. I love rice. I am addicted to the stuff. Brown is my favorite. πŸ™‚

  2. Mmmm…it’s lunchtime and I’m hungry!! Won’t help me now but would in the future!!

  3. rice is good. thanks! id like to try jasmine flavor.

  4. free food….i’m in!

  5. Rice = Yum. Free Rice = Even better.

  6. Yay for free rice!

  7. I could use some free rice.

  8. Would love to try the rice!

  9. I like rice.

  10. Love the boil-in-bag rice! More flavors sounds great!

  11. Rice is one thing the toddler will eat. Count us in! Thanks!

  12. WOO RICE! Yay!

  13. We love rice here. Thanks

  14. Free Rice is a favorite online destination…also a good thing for the grocery budget. =)

  15. Would like the rice, please- my two year old loves the stuff.
    *magic generator fingers crossed*

  16. sounds great. In ten free minutes I can paint my toenails and brush the dog!

  17. We love rice!

  18. Ooh! I looooove rice. πŸ˜€

  19. good deal! πŸ™‚

  20. Rice! Yum! Thanks!

  21. Thanks for another great contest!

  22. Love the rice!

  23. I use Success rice all the time! I love it. Thanks.

  24. Rice is yummy.

  25. Rice goes with everything, thanks!

  26. Ooohhh,I’d love to win some rice!:)

  27. Mmmm. Rice.

  28. Rice is nice!

  29. Free food is always the best! great with some stir fry.

  30. we love rice!

  31. That is my kind of rice!

  32. yummy!!

  33. Rice is rockin’!!!

  34. I need a good way to make brown rice.

  35. Pick me please!!!

  36. Rice sounds good to me. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  37. A meal I don’t have to think too much about in advance? I’m in…

  38. Thanks Mir!

  39. I do love me some rice!

  40. We eat lots of rice!

  41. We vegetarians LOVE rice! My kids eat it too!

  42. Mmmmm, rice. Let’s see in 10 minutes, I could set the table for yummy stirfry and maybe chop the veggies and put the dishes in the dishwasher.

  43. It might just be a coincidence, but my resident picky eater (13 year old boy) recently added rice to his list of acceptable foods, so this would be perfect!!

  44. Rice is the perfect side dish. I heard it on Fairly Oddparents, so it must be true.

  45. Rice would be great!

  46. We’d love this!

  47. I have vowed to start my diet after we get settled in Colorado – rice is great diet food!

  48. I would love some free rice!

  49. Please enter me!

  50. yum!

  51. Always down for a good side dish option!

  52. Rice! That would totally go with the kidney bean curry I just bought from amazon. πŸ˜‰

  53. Count me in.

  54. I pink fuzzy heart free food!!!

  55. Love rice!

  56. Rice is great!

  57. I can…read blogs?

  58. I’d love to try the jasmine rice.

  59. I swear I never would have thought id be trying to win me some free rice….PICK ME PICK ME!

  60. I’d tell you what I could do in those 10 minutes, but this is a family blog… heh
    C’mon random number generator!

  61. I’ve got 2 rice loving kids here!

  62. Yum! I love Success brown rice πŸ™‚ Never had jasmine…

  63. Mmm!!! Rice and free to boot! πŸ™‚

  64. Rice hot or cold, either way

  65. I adore rice! It’s so delicious and well…I can’t cook much else very well. I’m also strapped for cash.

    Help me out, pretty please? πŸ˜€

  66. My daughter would kiss you if we won. (Well…she would if she understood concepts like “free coupon” or even “money.” But the girl sure does love her some rice.)

  67. This would be great!

  68. Free rice would be great! Thanks Mir!

  69. My daughter survives on rice. Thanks, Mir!

  70. Rice please

  71. Love your contests!

  72. Would like some rice, please.

  73. Sounds good!

  74. Sounds delicious. Yum.

  75. What a great prize! πŸ™‚

  76. Yummy – thanks for the chance!

  77. While slipping, sliding on the ice, I like chicken soup with….

  78. Cooking once, cooking twice, thanks!

  79. Rice is nice.

  80. We like rice.

  81. I eat rice every day, so this would help…

  82. Free rice. sweet!

  83. Oh, I love Jasmine Rice!

  84. Keeping our fingers crossed!

  85. I just had tooth surgery, rice is one of the few foods I can eat. Pick me!

  86. Our family really enjoys the brown variety of this rice…tasty.

  87. rice shmice i love rice!

  88. Rice, rice, baby.

  89. hahaha… i love that it’s rice!

  90. Yum!!

  91. Sounds good! Thanks!

  92. Rice would be welcome at our home.

  93. One of my favorite sayings is I love you once I love you twice I love you more than beans and rice

  94. Yummy!

  95. Yum, some rice would be fantastic!

  96. Would love to try the jasmine ! THanks !!

  97. Gotta love that rice….especially FREE rice!

  98. I’ve had the Success brown rice – would love to try the others!

  99. Oooh- yum!! Thanks for the contest, Mir!!

  100. yes, please! thank you.

  101. Sounds good, anything that shortens my time in the kitchen is a good thing. Thanks.

  102. Sounds like a chance to make rice that isn’t reheated in a little white box.

  103. Yummy!

  104. love me a bag of rice

  105. Rice Yum! Free Better! Thanks, Mir!!

  106. Yay rice! Yay Mir!

  107. pick me!

  108. Ummm. Rice.

  109. I have just recently discovered the joys of boil-in-the-bag brown rice- would love a chance to explore the other types as well!

  110. always excited about free food

  111. I love Jasmine rice!!

  112. Rice for dinner?

  113. Oooh pick me…

  114. Mmmm, rice!

  115. Rice is good; free rice is better.

    Thanks, Mir!

  116. rice is a regular staple at our house . . . MKW

  117. We love rice!

  118. We haven’t tried this type of rice before, but I’m always willing to use my family as guinea pigs to try somethig new…..

  119. Sounds good!

  120. Hey! I like rice!

  121. Oooh, thank you, Mir!

  122. Rice is nice.

  123. I am always game for trying a new thing.

  124. Give me some rice.. that would be nice!! Thanks Mir

  125. Sounds yummy. Thanks.

  126. Free rice sounds good!

  127. πŸ™‚ I love free anything!

  128. Lovin’ the brown rice!

  129. Love rice!

  130. THanks! Jessica

  131. mmm, free rice!

  132. thanks!!

  133. LOVE rice! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  134. This would be very cool — I’m scared of cooking rice, so rice in a bag would be lovely πŸ™‚

  135. Count me in!

  136. I love rice! Count me in!

  137. Mmmmm…rice! We eat lots of it around here.

  138. I’d love this! I’m working on convincing Husband that brown rice is a good thing.

  139. I love rice. yum yum

  140. How cool to try some new flavors! We quit buying that stuff a long time ago.

  141. Free food!!

  142. What can I do in 10 minutes? I can make a really good stovetop mushroom chicken to go over the rice and keep a 2 year old entertained.

  143. Rice is good.

  144. sounds like perfect camping food.

  145. Sure, what the heck! Count me in! πŸ™‚

  146. Love the rice!

  147. ooo…random generator…over here over here! :o)

  148. yay, rice!

  149. Free, easy rice…yay!

  150. Who doesn’t like rice?

  151. Count me in…thanks!

  152. Would like some rice, please.

  153. pick me, please.

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