January 5, 2015

Cheeseburger Macaroni Vegetable Soup, EXTRA Box Tops for Education, & $50 Food Lion® GIVE AWAY!

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Today's post is jam-packed with exciting stuff, folks!  Not only am I sharing a recipe for hearty Cheeseburger Macaroni Vegetable Soup, I also get to share how you can get even more cash for your chosen school this January with Food Lion®'s exclusive Box Tops for EducationTM offer.  AND I get to offer YOU a chance to win a $50 Food Lion® gift card!  That's all pretty exciting, don't you think?  Thank you so much to Food Lion® for sponsoring this offer, this give-away, and this post.



Hey you all, simply by popping into Food Lion® to pick up the Hamburger Helper® mix I needed to make this hearty belly-warming Cheeseburger Macaroni Vegetable Soup, and grabbing four other participating General Mills®’ Box Tops for EducationTM products, I earned an extra $2.00 for my local school!  

That' right!

Getting these products right here from my grocery list earned $2.00 for my chosen school ...
 

How, you ask?

Easy!

By capitalizing on a very special Box Tops for EducationTM offer from Food Lion®.  

Just in time for the kids to head back to school from their winter break, Food Lion® is offering up extra money for our schools.  How totally cool and kind is that??  And I'm honored to have been asked by Food Lion® to help get the word out about their very generous offer.

So here's the awesome deal ... 


WHAT:  Get 20 Bonus Box Tops ($2.00 value to Box Tops for EducationTM eligible school) when you buy ANY 5 participating General Mills® products in a single shopping visit using your personal MVP card
WHERE:  at Food Lion® grocery stores
WHEN:  Between 1/7/15-1/13/15 
WHAT ELSE:  AND be automatically entered for a chance to win 100,000 Bonus Box Tops ($10,000 value to Box Tops for EducationTM eligible school).


There are lots of participating products to choose from!  Like CheeriosTM cereal, or Lucky CharmsTM, Yoplait® Go-GURT®, Betty CrockerTM SuperMoistTM Cake Mix, brownie mixes, and frosting, Totino'sTM Party PizzaTM, Hamburger Helper®, Old El PasoTM taco and tortilla shells, ProgressoTM Traditional Soups, BuglesTM and Chex MixTM, Mott's® Apple Sauce, Nature ValleyTM Crunchy Granola Bars, and much much more.  Visit your local Food Lion® for a full list of participating products.


Not sure how Box Tops for EducationTM work?  It's quick and easy to earn money for your school by following these three simple steps:

1.  Look for Box Tops for EducationTM on hundreds of General Mills® products ...

2.  Clip them from each package, and ...

3.  Send them to your school!

Each participating school has a Box Tops coordinator who collects and submits the school's Box Tops.  Click to learn more about Box Tops for EducationTM or to become a Box Tops Coordinator.  



But wait ... the exciting fun isn't done yet!  You didn't forget about the GIVE AWAY, did you?


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This give away has ended.  Congratulations to our winner ~ Libby R.!
** GIVE AWAY **
$50 Food Lion® Gift Card


Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win!
Entry open from January 5, 2015 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time January 9, 2015.  Open to U.S. residents only, must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Please see full terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter form. Sometimes the form takes a moment to load.

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Remember to help out our kids and our schools by purchasing five Box Tops for EducationTM special offer participating products at Food Lion® between January 7th and 13th, 2015!

Hey, if you go grab the Hamburger Helper® mix for this soup, that's already one  of your five products to qualify for the Box Tops for EducationTM bonus.  I'm sure you can easily  think of four more participating products you need.

{Like brownie mix.  I mean seriously, we all need  brownies, right??}

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Cheeseburger Macaroni Vegetable Soup
Source:  My Mom ... a very, very long time ago

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package Hamburger Helper® mix for Cheeseburger Macaroni
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 5 c. water
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Directions
  1. Place ground beef and onion in a large pot or Dutch oven. Cook until beef is browned; drain.
  2. Stir in Hamburger Helper® sauce mix powder, water, tomatoes {with liquid}, basil, salt, and pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in Hamburger Helper® macaroni and mixed vegetables. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until macaroni is tender, about 10 to 15 minutes longer.  Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Food Lion® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine.

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