Dollar General to honor our military as Every Day Heroes in June (giveaway ends 6/10/13)



Earlier this week was Memorial Day, a day to honor and celebrate those brave men and women who risk their lives defending our country and our freedoms. I know that many people see it as the unofficial start to summer, but it is very important to also take to heart the reason why we have this holiday in our country.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has teamed up with Dollar General to honor our military as Every Day Heroes in June. Many soldiers who return from service continue to help out in their communities. P&G and Dollar General want to celebrate these amazing people.

Dollar General has chosen Sparky Edwards as its Every Day Hero for June 2013.

Sparky exemplifies the Every Day Hero. He is a retired, decorated military veteran who served in South Korea and in Iraq.  Once an at-risk teenager, Sparky turned his life around with the help of a National Guard youth academy.  The fresh start helped him earn his GED and enter the military. Today he is a successful business owner, pursuing his PhD and paying it forward by volunteering to mentor at-risk teenagers.

Just as military families have made a commitment to our country, Dollar General has committed to delivering valuable savings on America’s favorite brands – every day!

June’s brandSAVER will be released in your local paper this Sunday (June 2, 2013). Inside you’ll find great savings on many popular brands.

You can use the P&G coupons found in the brandSAVER at your local Dollar General where you can get high quality P&G products at great prices. Some products include Tide, Gain, Downy and Febreze.


P&G and Dollar General have a special prize package for a lucky reader. The prize package includes:

  • Gain Fireworks- In-Wash Scent Booster for your Laundry
  • Gain Bar – Dryer Bar Lasts up to 3 Months
  • Febreze Car Clip – Eliminates Odors and Releases a Fresh Scent
  • $10 Dollar General Gift Card

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on June 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me about an “everyday hero” in your life (military or otherwise).

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a similar prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. 

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Joanne Gregory says:

    My husband is my everyday hero! He is the glue that hold this whole family together!

  2. My father-in-law is a vietnam vet. —

  3. Although I do not have a military person in my life, I do count all the men and women of the Armed Forces as my heros.
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  4. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Husband Is My Everyday Hero, He Is Always There For Me 🙂

  5. Heather Hayes Panjon says:
  6. Beth Klocinski says:

    My father is a vietnam vet

  7. Beth Klocinski says:

    My father is a vietnam vet

  8. My brother is my military hero (he served in the Navy).
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  9. Tiffany Greene says:

    My mom is my hero!!! Thanks!

  10. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    My mom and dad are my hero’s. They do so much for me and I don’t always give back to them, but I love them dearly.

  11. My dad is my hero.

  12. tiffany lane says:

    my husband, bc he provides for us

  13. Cynthia R says:

    my boyfriend is my everyday hero, works so hard, does the right thing, treats me and my family great!

  14. Andrea O says:

    My brother is a former officer in the air force and is my hero!

  15. My husband is my hero. He’s been a Marine for 7 years and when his current contract ends, we’re moving closer to his family so he can become a police officer. My husband is rarely ever thinking about himself <3

  16. Tabathia B says:

    My husband, cousin, sister and brother who all served during Desert Storm

  17. My husband! After his lungs collapsed last year he fought so hard for 3 months to stay alive and keep our family together. I call all of his scars, his battle wounds. He is lucky to be alive and I am lucky to have my hero here everyday!

  18. Thomas Gibson says:

    My everyday hero are the women and men who sacrifice their lives each day so we can have a safer America.

  19. stephanie says:

    i would have to my parents!

  20. Jessie C. says:

    Hubby is my everyday hero for supporting the family

  21. Kelly D says:

    My husband is an everyday Hero for always being there to help anyone.

  22. Margaret Smith says:

    My everyday hero is my Dad. He’s always supportive and helpful to others. He also served years ago and is very proud.

  23. Kelly R. says:

    My mom and my husband are my everyday heros.

  24. My hero is my boyfriend.

  25. latanya says:

    my husband because he takes care of us

  26. kristen m says:

    my every day hero is my mom, she goes through so much and just keeps trucking.

  27. My son is a police sergeant, and puts his life on the line every day. I admire him and his family for having courage.

  28. Sarah Hall says:

    My daughter is my hero. She is a young widow who is working and raising her son by herself. She pays all her bills on time and is shaping her son into a good honest young man.

  29. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    My Godson is in Afghanistan. He is my true hero.

  30. My grandmother is my hero.

  31. sharlene caisse says:

    My husband is my hero.

  32. Ann Fantom says:

    My dad an veteran is my everyday hereo

  33. Christine d says:

    My husband. He became a county reserve deputy age .40. He trained w kids half his age and graduated top of his class. Now he serves our county on days off from his regular job.

  34. my nephew Steven who served in Afghanistan

  35. shannon Baas says:

    my nephew that is in the military.

  36. Sarah L says:

    My friend Sherrie has many health problems but she is always upbeat and makes me smile.
    Thanks for the contest.

  37. my husband is my hero he is a great father and husband.

  38. Cathy Truman says:

    My husband Keith is my hero he had a stroke a few years ago. He has worked very hard
    to walk again and he never feels sorry for himself.

  39. My hero is my daughter. She brings me inspiration and happiness everyday. I’d lose my mind without her.

  40. Cynthia C says:

    My dad is my everyday hero. I can always count on him.

  41. Christina says:

    My hubby is my hero, he saves me every day. and My 3 year old goddaughter who is battling cancer is also my hero, as sick as she’s been and as much as she has been through these past few months.. she always has a smile on her face.

  42. My husband is my hero. He not only works hard to support our family, but he’s also a local volunteer firefighter.
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  43. jose benavides says:

    my grampa is my hero.. he has always been there for me

  44. DorothyTeel says:

    My dad was in teh Navy, retired from it, My oldest son was in the Navy retired from it my next son is in Army is on active reserve now and my nest son was in army and is out. I have alot of military to thank for our wonderful life. Thank you I would give this to my daughter in law, thanks for asking

  45. Denise B. says:

    My husband is my everyday hero. 🙂

  46. Rae Nelson says:

    My Grandfather! He is the most kind and gentle man you will ever meet! He also served in WWII!! Love him!!

  47. Christian Alejandro says:

    My mom is a hero to me. She rocked and rolled the whole parenting thing.

  48. Linda Lansford says:

    my hubby is rhe best protector in our family

  49. My husband for being a wonderful dad

  50. Virginia Rowell says:

    My everyday hero is my father. He does so much and never complains.

  51. D SCHMIDT says:

    My Husband is my everyday hero, he served for his country and continues to have to suffer with the lifelong difficulties that it entailed.

  52. My brother is my everyday hero. He’s a single dad with a sixteen year old son and is also the caretaker for our mother.

  53. Allison Downes says:

    my mom. She is always there for me when I need her, and even when I don’t.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  54. Janet Jackson says:

    God is my hero first and foremost and then my brothers and parents, they all took on someone else’s children (grandchildren) and love and treat everyone of them as if they were their very own! Finally every military serviceman/woman who defends my freedom is my hero as well as police officers, firefighters and others that put their life on the line to serve others!

  55. My husband is my hero because he takes such care of our family. He’s very supportive and a great partner.
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  56. S Blackwell says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  57. Laura L says:

    My mother is my hero. She has been there for me through everything, especially when I lost my only child.

  58. Laura L says:

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

  59. beatriz says:

    my grandfather is a vet!! and a great role model!

  60. My Hubby is my everyday hero, he ALWAYS makes the hard times easy for us!
    He works so hard and stepped in to help me raise my 3 children after their father passed away, he does everything with a smile and is truly one of the very best men I have EVER met! The only man I hold in higher esteem would be my daddy.

  61. Pam Gula says:

    Our Everyday Hero in our family is My cousins Daughter *Airmen Alycia K. Santos * Of The USAF *

  62. Julie Cutshaw says:

    my hubby, a retired naval officer and veteran and he is awesome, very blessed 🙂

  63. casey everidge says:

    my boyfriend is my hero. he does everything he can to support his family

  64. Crystal W says:

    My grandmother in law who serves on the city council for over 15 years and has never cashed her paycheck saying she was elected to “serve” not take money from the city!

  65. Stephanie Larison says:

    My husband for working so hard to take care of us.

  66. stephanie hodges says:

    My husband (Marine, now gov’t contractor in Iraq) is my world.

  67. steve weber says:

    my 2 sisters are my everyday heroes.

  68. My sister in law Kimberly Gail Gilbert is my hero. She has MS and a heart disease that she has a Fibulator implant. She took good care of my mom when she needed her she paid her bills for her did her shopping and set up her pill boxes biweekly. Holds down a full time job. And now takes care of my very ill disabled brother. In my book She is the most Amazing hero in the wourld!!!

  69. My dad is a Korean War Vet.

  70. Debra Hall says:

    my son he works so hard to provide for his family

  71. Melissa Robertson Marcum says:

    My cousin Denver who has served in the United States Army for over 25 years helping to protect our country is my Hero <3

  72. Nadine L says:

    My husband is my hero, always there for anyone who needs him, family , friend or stranger

  73. My hubby is an army hero and my every day hero. He is selfless, always giving and so loving.

  74. Diana Stanhope says:

    My husband is an everyday hero. His strength of soul never fails to inspire me.

  75. Betsy Barnes says:

    My hubby is my every day hero because he works very hard 🙂

  76. My uncle is my hero.

  77. april yedinak says:

    My daughter is my hero. She is smart, loyal and strong.

  78. Katherine says:

    My mother in law, she is always there for me no matter what

  79. Robin Wilson says:

    It may sound cliche, but my everyday hero is my hubby. We have been married going on 28 years and because I have Lupus he has had to spend so many of those years as my caregiver. I have been in a flare now for almost a year and he has had to help me with everything and he does it with a smile on his face and a kiss on my cheek.

  80. Robin Wilson says:
  81. Courtnie says:

    My boyfriend is my hero!

  82. My Mom is my everyday hero – she is full of patience.
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  83. michele says:

    The heroes in my life is my children.

  84. Jennifer T. says:

    My mom is my everyday hero. She keeps our family operating smoothly.

  85. Breanne says:

    My husband

  86. My niece was has been deployed 3 times

  87. melissa Resnick says:

    my dad

  88. My Mom, she battled cancer on and off for 15 years.

  89. My husband is a veteran.

  90. My husband for working so hard and coming home and helping with our daughter

  91. I would say my brother-in-law is my hero!
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  92. Brutus Duffy says:

    My daddy- a Viet Nam vet, great father, put up with me-nedds a medal for that alone. 🙂

  93. my dad is a hero because he is a firefighter

  94. My son is my everyday hero he is a vet of Operation Iraqi freedom and was injured over there and is a fine young man

  95. My hubby is my every day hero. Works his butt off for little.

  96. My heroes are the men and women who serve in the military for our freedom

  97. My army captain brother!
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  98. Amanda Kinder says:

    My sister is my every day hero.

  99. Christina Z says:

    Fun giveaway thank you for the men and women who make the sacrifices for our country

  100. My everyday hero is my stepmom. She’s a nurse..

  101. My everyday hero is my daddy who is a veteran and just an awesome daddy (and granddaddy!).
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  102. brenda robinson says:

    my daughter – she is growing up so strong

  103. My dad is my hero. He always helps out everyone else before he helps himself.
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  104. Heather C says:

    My mother is my hero for always pushing me to do my best

  105. My boss is my hero. She runs special needs programming in town and funds quite a bit from her own pocket!
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  106. Misses Giveaways says:

    My son is my hero!

  107. My dad is my everyday hero. He is always there when I need him and he has worked hard his entire life.

  108. My mom is my hero, she is always there for me

  109. Leah Shumack says:

    I would have to say that my gram is my hero

  110. Susan Smith says:

    My Dad is my hero.

  111. alexandra c. says:

    My husband is my every day hero. He served his country for 16 yrs in the Marines and then in the Navy. He is my rock.

  112. Kim Reid says:

    My Mom is my hero, always there when I need her – thanks!

  113. Suzanne Lewis says:

    My mom is an everyday hero.

  114. my brother and stepdad; both are firefighters. I also have several members of my family and friends who have served or are serving. they all deserve a big thanks

  115. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    my hubby he works hard for us
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  116. s riches says:

    My mom is my everyday hero.

  117. Heather Hayes Panjon says:
  118. Linda G. says:

    My uncle who served in World War !!

  119. Melissa Snyder says:

    My husband he has had some major health problems but he rarely complains and always tries to stay positive. He still works and tries to continue his normal life even with the challenges

  120. My husband is my hero as well as my son who is in the Army!!
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  121. My husband is my hero, as he stayed home with our 3 children!
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  122. sheila k. says:

    My sweetheart, and his father, both valiantly served in the military.

  123. Jessica Rose says:

    My dad is my everyday hero! He works so hard for the family!

  124. My sister Judy. The strongest Godlyest female I know.

  125. margo mckoen says:

    My husband after 10 years of taking care of mom with alzheimers, he is now helping raise our 6 year old grandson!

  126. Brenda Elsner says:

    My dad is my everyday hero.

  127. Ellie W says:

    My husband is my everyday hero. He works so hard at a job he hates to support his family.

  128. My son is my everyday hero

  129. natalia ryjova says:

    My biggest hero has always been my dad.

  130. Derek Timm says:

    I would have to say my family members.

  131. Samantha says:

    My fiance. He helps with everything and always goes out of his way to help!

  132. Melanie Montgomery says:

    My brother is my everyday hero. Just got out of the Marines after sercving 10 years.

  133. Rebecca says:

    My husband is my everyday hero.

  134. Robby Rob says:

    my dad. always to the rescue when i need him

  135. Laurie Emerson says:

    My husband who is in the Army is my hero. I love how he loves us so much!

  136. Karrie Millheim says:

    My husband for taking great care of all of us

  137. krystal wethington says:

    my momma.She raised 3 kids on her own after our daddy died.

  138. my mom

  139. Brittney House says:

    My mother, who is the hardest working woman I know.

  140. Karen Gonyea says:

    My husband is my everyday hero for always taking care of us 🙂

  141. sara wood says:

    My everyday hero is my husband

  142. may avalon says:

    my grandfather is my hero

  143. Maria Iemma says:

    My husband was my hero. He battled cancer with dignity and grace and he made arrangements to have everything ready for me after his passing.

  144. Erica C. says:

    My grandfather is a vet and is my hero!

  145. amy deeter says:

    my children and husband

  146. tina reynolds says:

    my husband is my hero he is amazing

  147. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I think teachers are everyday heroes…I know a lot of great ones

  148. susan smoaks says:

    My husband is my everyday hero. He is so strong and brave!

  149. Shea Balentine says:

    Definitely my hubby. All the love and support he offers.. he never ceases to amaze me =)

  150. Mary Cloud says:

    My grandpa – he’s a veteran who served our country proudly
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  151. Nestor Cardoza says:

    Would love this for my wife’s car

  152. wendy rozema says:

    My parents are!

  153. my father in law is a vietnam veteran
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  154. Kelly McGrew says:

    my hero is my grandmother. she has done so much for others in life.

  155. its my mom for helping with my daughter each day!

  156. Buddy Garrett says:

    The surgeon and oncologist who gave me excellent care through colon cancer are my heroes.

  157. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…our local public safety personnel, fire & police !