A huge Tropical Traditions GIVEAWAY to celebrate the release of Practical Paleo and reaching 17k Facebook “Likes”

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Updated 8/1/12: This giveaway ended at 5pm Eastern on Tuesday, July 31st The winners have been notified by email (Jackie & Kate). If you received a winning email, please contact us within 48 hours to claim your prize!

In honor of the upcoming release of Practical Paleo, reaching 17k “Likes” on Facebook, and my love for all things coconut, I’m giving away TWO $200 GIFT CERTIFICATES TO TROPICAL TRADITIONS.

Some of my favorite products that you can get with this gift certificate (and that are used in recipes in Practical Paleo) include:

Wow! That’s a lot more than just coconut oil!

I’m sure some of you are thinking, really? More coconut oil? Why on earth would I need more coconut oil? Well, are you simply cooking with it?! There are lots of other things to do with coconut oil… and hundreds of you quickly jumped at the chance to tell everyone how you use coconut oil besides eating it. Some of the most popular ways included:

  • skin moisturizer – face and body
  • to treat baby’s skin, head, and diaper area instead of diaper cream
  • as a deodorant
  • as a bug repellant
  • as a foot cream
  • as a lip gloss
  • as hair smoother and treatment
  • as makeup remover
  • as an acne facial treatment
  • as a face wash (oil cleansing)
  • as a mouthwash (oil pulling)
  • as part of homemade toothpaste
  • to prevent stretch marks on a pregnant belly
  • to remove sticky things like you would with WD-40
  • to season cast iron skillets
  • as a pet food supplement
  • as a burn treatment
  • to polish leather shoes
  • to make soap
  • as massage oil – it’s edible!

To enter the GIVEAWAY do the following and then come back here and let me know you’ve done so:

“Like” Tropical Traditions on Facebook. 

“Like” Balanced Bites on Facebook.

Check out “Practical Paleo” on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and tell me why you’re excited to get the book!

Only one entry via comment is allowed per person, multiple entries will disqualify you.
One winner will be selected at random (using random.org) on Tuesday, July 31th at 5pm Eastern time. Please be sure that you include your email address in your comment (not publicly displayed) so that we may contact you to claim your prize. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours of announcing the winners will be given to the next eligible winner selected at random.

Note about the prize(s): you will not be able to use the gift certificate to cover shipping costs, so the certificate can only be used for products. Additionally, your cart total must add up to $200 or more, and you’ll pay the difference for whatever adds up over the $200. I recommend adding on smaller items towards the end of a bigger purchase to total just about $5 or $10 over that you’ll spend beyond the certificate when you order.


Updated 8/1/12: This giveaway ended at 5pm Eastern on Tuesday, July 31st The winners have been notified by email (Jackie & Kate). If you received a winning email, please contact us within 48 hours to claim your prize!

  • Jennifer Duckworth

    I liked Balanced Bites on Facebook but I actually more than like it-I love your Facebook page as well as your webpage. I am new to this lifestyle and am still learning all I can. My husband and 4-year-old son are on board with me, which is a blessing. I am learning about local farms in my area that provide produce as well as meat products. Thank you for caring so much for others that you are willing to share your paleo journey and teach others how to start and continue on with their own journey.

  • Hope

    Love both! :0) I have a family of six and would love some help implementing the Paleo lifestyle more efficiently, your book looks like it’s the ticket! I was referred to your site and book by Wellness Mama’s blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Marissa

    Practical Paleo will be a fantastic evidence-based tool to help me guide clients (I’m an RD) through the transition to a Paleo/WAP diet and lifestyle. With a month of meal planning and all of your beautiful guides, these tangible resources will make eating a nutrient dense, whole foods, Paleo/WAP diet a breeze! Can’t wait!

  • Nora Brown

    I drove 7 hours to see my parents on Friday and home yesterday. I had just found your podcast last week and downloaded them all and listened to 14 hours of them. So of course I got home and looked up your blog and ordered your book.

    So yes, I went to FB and faved/liked both. Paleo is new to me and I’m doing as much reading as possible. It just rings true to me in so many ways. I’ve had major issues with inflammation on and off my whole life. I think this is going to be a huge step in the right direction for me. Thank you.

  • http://halfindiancook.com Rebekah

    Like BB and TT already! Looking forward to the new recipes and fabulous photography in Practical Paleo!

  • Gina

    I already liked Tropical Traditions and Balanced Bites for quite some time on FB! :-) I really would like Practical Paleo because I want to have some fabulous recipes I can try! I need the more ‘practical’ kind since that fits my personality! :-) Can’t wait to get the book!

  • Brendan McGreevy

    Everything liked for the win!!!

  • http://www.balancedbites.com admin

    ***THE LAST VALID ENTRY FOR THIS GIVEAWAY WAS Marissa ON July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm***

  • Katrina

    I have liked both pages for a while now. I have yet to order from Tropical Traditions, so this would be a great introduction. I’ve been listening your podcast and others and checked out several Paleo websites, but I’m the kind of person that likes to see info in one resource. I think having “practical” paleo information that is easy to understand and lots of recipes in one resource would be great for a fairly newbie. I would also like a simple resource to pass on to my parents so they can read understand why I want to eat this way because I’m not good at explaining the science behind it.
    Thank you for the opportunity and keep up the good work.

  • Rosann

    I’ve always been the cook I my family, I love it. My Dad has had quad bypass, Mom has fybromyalgia and autoimmune problems as does some of my siblings, my son is an MMA fighter. I want every comprehensable tool in my arsenal to bring my family to a healthier state. I’ve lost 70 lbs, fixed my adrenals and freed myself of arthritic pain. Paleo is the way to go.

  • Cindy

    I already liked BB on FB, just added TT as a like. Looking forward to getting book for long car trip coming up. Advance work for Whole 30!

  • Kelly VanTeslaar

    Can’t wait to get my copy of Practical Paleo. My wife and I already love your recipes and we can’t wait to try more.