Barbara’s Discover Puffins – Win one of 10,000 Prizes! (Giveaway ends 5/12/13)


Barbara's Logo

Are you familiar with the brand Barbara’s? Barbara’s is known for making delicious cereals and snacks from simple, wholesome ingredients.

Barbara’s has several different products including many different cereals including;

  • Puffin Family
  • Shredded Family
  • High Fiber Family
  • Barbara’s Classics

Barbara’s also has a line of Snackimals (animal crackers), Cheese Puffs and Fig Bars.

Barbara’s sent me and my family some free samples of their Puffin Cereals. Mmm… they are really good. I especially love the original variety (that was the first flavor to go) as well as Cinnamon. My daughter said that the Cinnamon flavor “tastes like Christmas“.

The flavors we had the opportunity to try out include Original, Cinnamon, Multigrain grain, Honey Rice and Peanut Butter. Original was a family favorite followed by Multigrain and Cinnamon (both tied for second). The Honey Rice was the least favorite.

The cereals are not as sweet as other cereals, but that is a good thing. A few of the flavors do have a bit of a “grain-like” taste to them. My husband wasn’t too fond of it but my kids seemed to enjoy them.

Barbara's Bakery Cinnamon Puffins Cereal

All of the cereals we tried are low in fat and calories too. They range from 0-2 grams of fat (most had one gram) and 90-110 calories per serving (most were 90 calories). Barbara’s Puffin cereals are certainly a better-for-you cereal option.

The cereals make great snacks too.

Here is some “food for thought” – At only 5g of sugar per serving, an entire box of Original Puffins has less sugar than a coffee cake muffin. A bowl of low sugar, high fiber Puffins Original Cereal is clearly a much more satisfying and filling option than a cup of coffee and a coffee cake muffin. Toss in some fresh fruit and you have a fabulous breakfast for both children and adults.

Barbara’s offers products to suit most dietary needs including (but not limited to).

  • Dairy Free
  • Low Fat
  • Wheat Free Ingredients
  • Gluten Free (Honey Rice & Multigrain)
  • Cholesterol Free
  • Vegetarian

On Barbara’s website you can find a lot of interesting information including a healthy living blog, kid’s corner and recipes. Barbara’s also believes in Sustainability.

Barbara’s is also a huge fan of Puffins. Puffins are those adorable little sea birds. Barbara’s is so passionate about these sweet little sea birds that they are fans of Project Puffin, and special campaign through the Audubon Society. Project Puffin is hoping to restore Puffins to their former habitat off the coast of Maine in an area called Eastern Egg Rock.

Puffins also happens to be Barbara’s most popular product line.

Barbara's Bakery Puffins

Barbara’s is hosting a special instant win contest called Discover Puffins. Barbara’s fans (and Puffin fans) can win one of 10,000 prizes instantly, including puffin beanie toys, DVDs, kids’ pajamas and other merchandise, an adopted puffin through Project Puffin, Barbara’s canvas tote bags, coupons for Barbara’s products and more.

Everyone who enters is also automatically entered to win a grand prize custom four-day, three-night vacation to Maine valued at $5,000!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Until June 30, 2013, visit Barbara’s Facebook page or the Discover Puffins website. You can also enter by scanning the QR codes found on all boxes of Barbara’s Puffins cereals.
  2. Answer 5 short and fun questions about Atlantic Puffins and Puffins cereals (I answered them – they are easy!)
  3. Instantly see if you’ve won a prize! Everyone who enters will be included in the grand prize drawing for a trip to Maine.

With 10,000 prizes being given away your chance of winning something is high. Plus a nice vacation to Maine would be great too.

Plush Puffin Beanie

Barbara’s would also like to give a special prize package to a lucky winner. The winner will receive a coupon for a FREE box of Barbara’s cereals and an adorable plush Puffin beanie. Thank you Barbara’s.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on May 12, 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 respond or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter tell me why you want to win this prize package?

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 free product samples to review as well as a plush Puffin in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way. Barbara’s will be providing the prize packge.

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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. Jim Nichols says:

    This cereal is great, I have not had it for many years though. This vegetarian approves!

  2. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I would donate the cereal to the food panty because during the summer the children to do not get a free breakfast at school. I would donate the puffin to Santa’s Helpers, an organization that adopts families for the holidays.

  3. Kelly Ann T. says:
  4. shelley schmidt says:

    family loves cereal

  5. shannon Baas says:

    I like the beani toy.

  6. One of my favorite cereals !

  7. I love the Gluten Free multigrain Puffins!! I eat them everyday

  8. I would love this! pick me pick me =)
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  9. Shelia S says:

    My family loves cereal, and we have not tried this one yet. Plus, I am looking into going gluten free.

  10. I like that this cereal suits many dietary needs.

  11. I’ve never tried this cereal and would love to.
    Thank you!

  12. Robin Wilson says:

    To try and help my nephew get Christmas for his daughter

  13. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says:

    Puffins are awesome!

  14. Cynthia C says:

    I want to win so I can try it.

  15. I love the cinnamon flavor but it’s pretty expensive in my area, so I haven’t bought it in a while…a free box would be great!
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  16. Jennifer B says:

    I love their cereal!

  17. that is the cutest little stuffed animal ever!

  18. D SCHMIDT says:

    I would love to win because my older son is a huge fan of this cereal and he would be beyond thrilled to own the puffin he sees on the packaging!

  19. I’d love to win because I love Barbara’s Cereal! I love their peanut butter chocolate variety!

  20. Debra Hall says:

    i love the cereal

  21. I want to try this because it sounds great and I love cinnamon.

  22. My kids would love the toy, I would like to try the cereal

  23. Sara Floyd says:

    I enjoy the cereal and would give the toy to my daughter

  24. love to win this for my niece. thankyou, ken
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  25. I’d love to win this because we’re big fans of Barbara’s Cereal in our house 🙂
    Thank you for this great giveaway!
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  26. My grandson loves penguins,so this is a win win!

  27. Stephanie Larison says:

    My daughter loves cereal

  28. Ttrockwood says:

    I want to win because i LOVE puffins!!! Like i always have at least one box original and one box multigrain and have it literally every day for the last four years!!!

  29. sarah kozlowski says:

    I love the cereal, but it’s pricey for my budget, my sister would love the beanie, it’s so cute.

  30. we love cereal ad that puffin plush looks adorable
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  31. Cassandra D says:

    I would love to win this prize, because the cereal is so good.

  32. Jennifer T. says:

    I’ve never tried Barbara’s cereals and ny son would love the puffin plush.

  33. clarissa says:

    we go through so much cereal in our house, free cereal is great

  34. Melissa Hartley says:

    Well i would give the puffin to my oldest son who collects stuffed animals 🙂 The cereal sounds wholesome & healthy–I would love to try it out .. thanks!

  35. lisa lo says:

    The cereal looks good :o)

  36. Audra Weathers says:

    I’ve been a long-time fan of Barbara’s cereals, especially the peanut butter, so I’d love a sample. My daughter would enjoy the puffin!

  37. To words: Dairy-free, peanut butter. (okay that was more than 2)
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  38. Blessie Nelson says:

    I have never tried barbara’s puffins cereal before. Heard a lot about it and am intrigued 🙂

  39. Laura C. says:

    I love Barbara’s Bakery products, especially the Puffins, and would be super excited to win this 🙂

  40. I want to win because Puffins cereal is delicious! I would probably give the stuffed animal to one of my little cousins 🙂
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  41. I would like to try the cereal!

  42. Krystal M says:

    I want to win because I think Puffins are adorable, and that plushie is way cute! I want to try their ceral, too. 🙂

  43. Shelley P says:

    I love that it’s low in calories and in fat. I would love trying this cereal as a healthier option! And the plush puffin is adorable : )

  44. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would like it because my kids love the cereal. The puffin is cute, too 🙂

  45. Robin Wilson says:
  46. kelly g says:

    I think my son would like the penguin plush and cereal

  47. Lynne T. says:

    Because I like the Cinnamon Puffins’ cereal.

  48. April Bever says:

    This would be great for my daughter

  49. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    yummy cereal
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  50. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would love to be able to try some great cereal like Barbara’s.

  51. Robin Wilson says:
  52. susan smoaks says:

    i have been wanting to try barbaras puffins so i would love to win to get the chance to try it!

  53. Robin Wilson says:
  54. I want to win because I love their cereal!

  55. Trisha McKee says:

    This is a cereal I’d love to try!