27 February 2012

Funday Monday: Giveaway!

What could be more fun than a giveaway? I found an amazing company called Steve's Originals and was immediately smitten.

They make products like nitrate free beef jerky and grain free cereals and granola bars. You can buy just the jerky, or you can get "PaleoKits", which are combinations of jerky and dried fruits. They also make a kid version of these kits called Berky, which includes - you guessed it - jerky and dried berries. The original grainless granola bar is always offered, as well as seasonal versions available for a few months at a time.

I placed an order for a variety of items to try them out, and so far I love them all. I've eaten the Paleo Krunch cereal, the dark espresso and espresso Paleo bar, and the Fruit and Nut PaleoKit. I think the granola bars are my favorite, but believe me, it's all delicious. The jerky is from grass fed cows and is vacuum packed to avoid nitrates.

But even better, Steve has started a movement to get at-risk kids involved in Crossfit. A portion of all his proceeds go towards his nonprofit organization, Steve's Club.

Steve's Originals also ships to APO addresses for military folks (and offers a 10% discount) and will ship worldwide (although they are limited in what they can ship to certain countries - check the website for details).

And so, because these snacks are delicious, and because I know not everyone has time to make all their food all the time, and because I bloggy love you all, I am hosting my very first giveaway.

The lucky winner will receive a Steve's Club Sampler. This kit is packed with PaleoKits and PaleoBars.


From the website:

Steve's Original makes it easy to Fuel your Journey with our new Steve's Club Sampler. Perfect for Paleo beginners, gifts for your cave friends, or prizes at your gym. Whatever the occasion, the Steve's Club Sampler is guaranteed to deliver a tasty mix of our staple products. Our Steve's Club Sampler consists of:

1 Original Large Paleokit

1 Grassfed Small PaleoKit

1 GrassFed Just Jerky

1 PaleoKrunch Bar

1 PaleoKrunch Original Flavor Cereal

1 Coconut Small PaleoKit

There are three ways to win:
1. Follow Me by clicking the button the side bar and write a comment here with which Steve's Original product you are looking forward to trying the most.

2. Like Control the Chaos on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me so.

3. Spread the word by linking this post to your own blog. Or, if you don't have a blog, spread the word on Facebook and leave a comment here with a link to the post.

If you already like or follow this blog, just leave a comment here telling me so. You can still be part of the fun!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry, provide your email address with your comment, and provide a link to the blog post where you spread the word.

**Many, many people have said they are having trouble leaving comments here. It has been going on for over a week, so if you are having trouble, you may enter by leaving your comments on my FB page instead. I will combine all the entries for the giveaway.**

Entries will be accepted until Monday, 12 March 2012 at 11:59PM. Check back here on Tuesday, 13 March to find out if you've won.

Go check out all of the great products, and then come back here to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!


  1. I'd love the GrassFed Just Jerky, sounds yummy!

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  3. I'd like to try any of them! Here is my entry! I am a follower already. :-)

  4. Tracey - you know I love this blog! I am spreading this on FB. I think I would like to try any of the kits for the variety...see which ones the little people in my life my enjoy. :o)

  5. sounds great. I'd love to try them.. I'm a follower

  6. The picky teen and I want some jerky!

  7. I liked you in college, I liked you at my wedding, I like you in the States, I like you in Europe and of course, I like you on facebook! I was totally going to try and rhyme but it's not a very creative day today....

  8. So, I am a big dork and can't figure out how to share the like with you but I did share the giveaway on facebook. You and your blog rock. And, just in case you can't remember my email (I didn't put it on my other entries), it's pennypremier@yahoo.com Hoping to try Steve's Originals soon! :)

  9. Hi Tracey! I'm Penny's neighbor when we were in South Carolina. You might remember me....pregnant lady with a girl that turned out to be a boy :) That's how most people remember me, LOL. Anyway, I saw Penny's FB post about your blog and wanted to check it out. I've liked you on FB and signed up to follow you via email. I would love to try the Paleo bars. I'm really trying to get my family to eat cleaner! And I'll share the link on my FB page too so I hit all three chances to enter your fabulous contest :) I hope you and your family are well. Take care!

    Felicia Fernandez

  10. Tracey. This looks delicious. The kids and I have been doing a mainly paleo diet for a couple of years now. I recently just read about these products, but haven't tried any of them. I also already like you on FB. Hope you all are doing well.
    Angela Gross

  11. I already follow you - but, we love beef jerky in our house and I'd love to try some of Steve's.

  12. I linked to your giveaway on my blog. BTW, your post says the contest ends on 3/12, but then says come back on Tuesday 3/6 to see if we win. Which date is correct?

  13. Hi-thanks for the link! I was having major google problems with the comments, so I extended the giveaway another week. The winner will be announced 3/13, and if people have trouble commenting here (some STILL are), they can also leave a comment on my FB page.

  14. I'd love to try the jerky :) Major nitrate allergies in our house. . .so natural would be great!