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Win $2,500 for your Spooktacular Idea

by on October 4, 2010 · 33 comments

Halloween is drawing near and the time to bake frightening treats is now!  If you haven’t already started dreaming up Halloween treats, here’s a little motivation:  Nestle Toll House is giving one grand prize winner $2,500 for coming up with a Spooktacular Baking Activity. 

So what’s a “Baking Activity”?  In this case, it’s a project that culminates in an edible Halloween treat. And of course Toll House wants you to use their products – specifically, refrigerated cookie dough.  For more information and to enter, go to the Toll House Facebook page, show Toll House some “Like” love, and enter your creation. Just follow the links and make sure to read the rules. For instance, the project should be easy enough for a 3 to 12 year old to follow. You must be 18 years of age to enter, so obviously you don’t have to let the kids into the kitchen to do this, but make sure it’s an activity they could actually do. 

As an added bonus and to offset the cost of your cookie dough, I am giving free coupons away to two commenters. For a chance at winning two coupons, each for a package of free cookie dough, tell me what you would do with $2,500.   I’m going to pick the commenters by noon tomorrow.

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Published on October 4, 2010

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the blissful baker October 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

with $2,500, i would revamp my kitchen to accomodate all my baking needs, so i could just bake all dayy :) that would be heaven…haha, but realistically, i would just put it into savings.

Cheryl October 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I would put it toward retiling our front bathroom the floor is only 85 years old!

ladywild October 4, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Oh man. The one project we never make money for is replacing my cabinet doors in my kitchen. I hate them. They are white laminate…ugh! 2500 would be a great start to the project.

CindyD October 4, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Gosh! We could finally take the Alaskan cruise we’ve been postponing forever!

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit October 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

With $2500? Easy. Buy plane ticket for my kids to come visit!

Suzy October 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I’d give $250 to the local radio station fund drive,
put some towards the mortgage and retirement, and get the porch screened in!

Carrie October 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

1. Match my fund raising donation total for TouchPoint Autism Services.
2. Book our honeymoon for May 2011; we’re thinking Sedona, AZ!

Pam Shank October 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Our bedroom needs a serious makeover. We are redoing my kitchen next summer so it would be nice to put in that fund…then again with 11 grandchildren and Christmas coming up that would probably be the number 1 use.

Melissa October 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

$2,500 is wedding money!

Or possibly travel money to go to Hawaii next fall for our good friends’ wedding.

And/or also money for our future together.

Basically, $2,500 makes life a little easier for 2 poor kids in love :)

Laura E. October 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Buy whole new wardrobe. I have’t bought anything new in years. Thanks for the offer.

Katrina October 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

We NEED new bar stools on the island and a new dishwasher and……need to repaint all the rooms in the house…and on an on.

Ram October 4, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I’m going to pay my debt. I lost my job therefore no income and this is a good opportunity to do it.

Katie R October 4, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I’d use $2500 to take a fabulous vacation in January.

Randi October 4, 2010 at 11:14 pm

With $2,500, I’d pay for my husband and me to visit his family and friends in New Hampshire for the holidays (we live in Iowa).

heather October 5, 2010 at 12:02 am

Christmas and Vacation!!! those have to be the best 2 words in the English language. $2500 would def cover those.

Samantha October 5, 2010 at 12:29 am

I would pay off my car. That is almost exactly how much I have left.

Lynne October 5, 2010 at 12:57 am

I would buy a kitchen aid stand mixer!

Maria October 5, 2010 at 7:04 am

I would buy for myself the only thing that is on my christmas list – a stand mixer! Then I would take a trip or two to visit some of my old roommates that are scattered throughout the country.

Caroline October 5, 2010 at 7:44 am

Put it towards another kitchenaid stand mixer and new dishwasher in the kitchen!

Gwen October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am

something for my kitchen!

Granny Jacque October 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

I would engrave “I love you” on each of my 13 large cookie sheets which I plan to leave each of my children and grandchildren when I am gone to remind them of my love for them and baking. The rest would go into savings.

Alyson October 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

I’d get a chest freezer for the garage and a little wine refrigerator for my kitchen. For my husband I’d plan a weekend getaway. We’ve been wanting to see Fredericksburg.

Patty October 5, 2010 at 11:47 am

pay off debts,get some Christmas, and get a LOT of grocerys.

Tiana October 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Put towards my fund for studying abroad in Italy next semester!

tessa October 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I would put it towards paying off one of my parent’s credit card bills, and any left over, a plane ticket to see them. Fall makes me sentimental.

justJENN October 5, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Honestly I’d use the money to buy more cookies.

Nicole M. October 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Well, let’s see….my husband is currently unemployed and we’re going to Disney in November (a trip we’ve had planned for a long time – way before he got laid off). So, we could definitely use $2500. And if we don’t win, I’d just find solace in some cookie dough.

Quessa October 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I would use $2,500 to complete more college classes since I can’t afford it, and help my mother and grand mother with bills since we are laid off and their are no jobs out there due to the bad economy. It would help our stress levels and it might even give a few smiles instead of depression.

martina fegan October 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I would donate it to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help fund a cure.

Amy October 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I would add some oomph to the catering for my wedding!

tia @ buttercreambarbie October 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Put it towards a new car – I had to suffer through a C section and a 2 door car for long enough :)

Shari (aka: fruitloopgirl) October 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I would give it to my parents. They could really use it.

Darlia October 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

oH my I can’t wait to get my kids involved in this one. I love to bake and cook. I know they will enjoy making a gholish ghosty creation……Darlia.

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