Pillsbury Fall Seasonal Celebration Starter Giveaway

Update: Giveaway has ended, but check back for new ones!

A few weeks ago I sampled a few of Pillsbury®‘s fall products and made a Pumpkin Brownie Bundt Cake using the new “Perfectly Pumpkin” Cake Mix. Now it’s your turn! Pillsbury is giving three USA based readers a Fall Celebration Starter Kit.

Pillsbury Pumpkin Brownie Bundt Cake

For chance to receive a kit, please leave me a comment on why fall makes you feel like celebrating.  I’ll select three comments the morning of October 22 (this Tuesday), so be sure to get your comment in by midnight on October 21st.  Good luck!  And don’t forget to look for news on the Pillsbury Facebook page and inspiration on their creativity-fueling Pinterest page!

Fall Seasonal Celebration Starter Kit:

• One Pillsbury Caramel Apple Cake
• One Caramel Apple Cookie
• One Caramel Apple Frosting
• One Perfectly Pumpkin Cake
• One Pumpkin Crème Cake with Vanilla Frosting
• One Perfectly Pumpkin Cookie
• $100 dollar Visa or American Express gift card
• Total estimated giveaway value: $115

Fall Mixes

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Disclosure: I was compensated for hosting this giveaway, but the views expressed are my own.

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  1. Kristen says

    Fall lets me know that the holidays are right around the corner, meaning lots of time with family and friends.

  2. Janice E says

    Love the seasonal change, the resulting change in what we eat, the leaves changing, and changing out my wardrobe. I should also mention butternut squash, pumpkins, apples, brussels sprouts!

  3. Shannon says

    Fall is full of wonderful smells, flavors, sights and sounds! It’s my favorite season with tasty, good reason!

  4. Melissa says

    I’m a professor, and fall weather (leaves changing, chilly temps, etc.) let me know that we’re already halfway through the semester! 🙂 It’s a nice way to mark a sense of accomplishment, like “we’re halfway there!”

  5. Heather says

    While it takes a while for fall to kick in here in Texas, it is my favorite season because the summer heat is finally gone! Plus, it starts off all the fun holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  6. Robyn says

    The cooler weather, along with the fact that the ac has stopped running for the first time since April, makes me want to bake. That’s worth celebrating!

  7. says

    I love the sound of the crunching fallen leaves under my feet as I take my evening walk with my dog. The smell of cold weather baking runs a close second.

  8. Julie S says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because it starts to get cool and I can use my favorite fuzzy blankets to snuggle up and read with my kids.

  9. Susan McKee says

    Once temperatures drop in fall, I can finally turn on the oven and bake! Hurricane season is over, football season starts!

  10. Maureen says

    People just feel like coming together for football games and for the different Holidays. They spend a bit more time indoors and the atmosphere is warm and comforting. Families gather together to help those that are in need and to be there for each other. (at least this is how it is in my family).

  11. Rachel says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because I love the cooler (but not too cold) weather, the beautiful colors of the leaves, and the fact that I can start baking with pumpkin and apples all the time!

  12. Nancy says

    Fall is my favorite season of the year – cooler weather, family holidays and birthdays, apple picking, and the build-up to Christmas and a brand new year!

  13. Laurel Hamilton Eden says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating for several reasons. First, I think of new beginnings. While to others, the approach of autumn makes them think of endings, cold weather and ever-longer evenings, I’m ready for the approach of school. New pencils, fresh paper, excited teachers, parents and students. My son and I have birthdays in mid-September so to me, that’s another example of a beginning. Then there are the colors, so warm and inviting. I can’t wait to wrap myself in that first fall jacket and put on a new pair of leather boots and then go out and kick through the leaves. My oven beckons for gingersnap cookies and fresh-baked bread, while my stove top bubbles with a hearty stew or sizzles with pumpkin pancake batter. My table wears a basket of gourds and a cookbook is open to fall recipes and Halloween treats. What’s not to love about fall?!

  14. Nancy S. says

    Because it’s my birthday/anniversary! And because I love the cooler weather, sweaters without coats, and leaves changing. 🙂

  15. Sherry says

    I love the crisp, cold mornings when I walk out my door. The colors of the leaves and shrubs getting ready for our Idaho winters. Oh and wrapping up in warm coats and scarfs and hats gives me that snuggly feeling!!!

  16. Crystal says

    I love fall for so many reasons! Fall puts me in the celebrating mood because of the change of season and I know the holidays are just around the corner.

  17. Jan Harris says

    I’m not a fan of hot weather, so I’m glad that’s over. And Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up fast! Love that stuffing.

  18. Caroline says

    I love fall! When the weather starts getting crisp it makes me want to have friends over for dinner/dessert/pumpkin carving 🙂

  19. Suzie says

    Fall brings cooler weather and lots of yummy new recipes to try. Our family loves to gather around the fireplace in the cool evening and eat warm cookies !

  20. Jessie C. says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because all holidays are here! Plus the crisp cool air is the best of the year.

  21. says

    Because its so hot where I live, Fall marks the “cooling off” season. I can turn on the oven more and I have a good excuse to bake my little heart out!!

  22. CindyD says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because my snowbird friends come back and there’s a lot more to do, plus the cooler weather means I can bake and we can hike. Plus apple anything and pumpkin pie are my favorite things to bake (other than brownies, of course!).

  23. Pamela Shank says

    Love everything about fall…the colors of leaves changing,cooler weather,the smells of fall baking. getting prepared for all of the holidays.

  24. Natasha Rogers says

    Fall makes me want to snuggle and stay inside…cook and eat warm, hearty foods. Staying inside is a celebration for me. It’s time to spend more time with family and friends.

  25. Blessie Nelson says

    The best season I always eagerly look forward to is the Fall. I love the cold weather, the drizzling rain, the brown maple orange and red leaves falling on my boots when I walk in the park, the heavenly smell of home baked apple pies, orange pumpkins popping up everywhere, the Holidays coming near for everyone to celebrate and rejoice! There is no other special time like the Fall!

  26. pitpat says

    Fall is a time for spending with family. All cozy in a warm house eating good food. Fresh apples. Outside we have crisp weather with much less humidity. Colorful leaves.

  27. christylemon says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating with my three favorite things—pumpkin, apples and caramel!!! Then add some cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and you’ve got a party for your taste buds. Ooooh and don’t forget the hot spiced cider!

  28. Mary Lynn says

    Fall is my favorite time of the year. First of all, my Birthday is in October and it’s the perfect time to take a walk and hear the leaves crunch under your shoes. Raking leaves… not so much fun.

  29. barbara n says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because the cooler weather allows me to bring out and burn wonderfully scented candles and bake delicious smelling pumpkin and apple treats!

  30. Dee says

    Now that I’m older, I appreciate Fall so much more for all that it offers, especially cooler weather for baking! Plus, my wedding anniversary is in early October, and it’s exciting to plan for the winter holidays before it starts getting crazy busy.

  31. Bill says

    Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Cooler days, changing leaves, pumpkin and apple everything.

  32. Cori says

    I love the feel of fall, it makes you happy to be inside somewhere warm and coY with the people you love spending time with

  33. Cookies4kids says

    I love the smell of fall, and all the beautiful leaves that flutter to the ground. I love the chill in the air that allows you to snuggle under a blanket while watching TV, and I love the fact that it’s time to put a roast in the oven with all the trimmings.

  34. says

    Fall makes me want to celebrate because of the cooler weather. I love baking and it just seems like the perfect season to do it besides the holiday time.

  35. Beth L says

    I love celebrating fall because of the cooler temps – and the apples – and the fall colors…

  36. Heather B says

    Why does fall make me feel like celebrating? The cooler weather, football and pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!!

  37. Diane Du says

    It is the start of the celebration season. Lots of decorating, baking and making treats to share with family and friends. Now through the start of the new year is a time to settle in and make all those great casseroles and soups that you can invite family and friends over to share after the kids fall/winter sports games and practices. It is a time to reconnect.

  38. Nancy Shields says

    I love the cool weather to run in. I can run farther, faster, and with a better attitude in the fall! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and my kids love it when I make pumpkin bread and pumpkin butter. Watching my daughter make pie crusts for pumpkin and pecan pies for the holiday warms my heart. The root vegetables are fun to experiment with as well. They usually roast well and make a good mash. Happy fall, everyone!

  39. Caley says

    Fall makes me celebrate because of the beautiful leaves, the cozy feeling of time inside with family and friends, the cold air outside to make me feel alive ;), and the fact that Thanksgiving and Christmas are on their way!

  40. Pam says

    Fall means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! That is the start of my holiday baking season. Soon the house will be filled with the scent of spice and roasting turkey.

  41. candace bulkley says

    I never feel like baking during the summer – it’s too hot to warm up the kitchen with the oven. So fall makes me feel like celebrating so I can serve the fall-ish stuff I bake.

  42. Barbara Hahn says

    Even though I’m Southern born and bred, I love Fall! The colors are amazing and the crisp air makes me feel so alive. No better time to turn your oven on.

  43. Polly says

    First of all, my birthday is in October, and where I live October has the best weather all year. Fall baking incorporates all of my favorite flavors, and fall cooking means the return of soups, stews and heartier meals after a summer of salads and grilled foods. If I could write a sonnet, I’d compose an ode to fall!

  44. Anne says

    Fall is here!
    It’s time to celebrate
    and cozying up
    to ones I love.
    Fall is here!

  45. Beth says

    I love fall because it feels like the kickoff to the holidays. There is always a festival or farm to bring the kids to for games and pumpkin picking. Even Halloween parties and school fall fun to bake for!

  46. Kelli says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because my parents’ birthdays are in October & my brother’s birthday is in November.

  47. Jannine Fisk says

    Fall is my favorite time of year and always has been. The colors in New England are spectacular and the crisp air makes me energized and ambitious. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors and there are so many wonderful pumpkin recipes to make that I feel like cooking and baking every day, which always makes me happy!

  48. Christy says

    I grew up in Tennessee and the beginning of fall meant beautiful colors and cool weather and football. Now I live in Austin and, while there’s still football and sometimes cooler weather, I really miss the fall colors. But there’s always celebrating when your team wins – Hook ‘Em!

  49. jennifer J-W says

    Fall is my favorite season. I love sweater and boot weather, baking for my kids’ fall birthdays, trying seasonal recipes (like the pumpkin flan I’m eating right now) and running outside without being too hot or cold (to burn off the fall baking calories!).

  50. karen w says

    Fall means cooler weather, beautiful foliage, harvesting the garden, kids going back to school, heartier soups and stews, baking, and most of all….my birthday. Many reasons to celebrate!

  51. Maureen Yin says

    Nothing says fall like pumpkin and baking! With the cool weather coming in its the best time to bake. The baked goodies always taste best when the air is crisp and humidity free. My three sons like when I bake anything pumpkin. Cannot wait to look for all the pumpkin themed baking mixes from Pillsbury. Thanks for letting me know about the seasonal mixes, Maureen

  52. Mel C says

    Cooler days, fall colors, holidays around the corner, baking for friends and family. Love this time of the year.

  53. Allison W says

    I love fall! I love the cooler weather and the fall fashions. Not to mention fall is the start of the holiday season and I love a good celebration!!

  54. Emily says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating, because I get excited about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a fun time of year!

  55. Andrea D. says

    I love to celebrate the beauty of the season and the bounty of the crops. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  56. teresa sulyok says

    fall means apple cider, pumkins galore, watching leaves change color and even more baking and cooking adventures.

  57. AdrianeC says

    Both my birthday and my anniversary are in October and those are great reasons to celebrate fall!

  58. Gianna says

    All the wonderful fall foods.. honeycrisp apples, pomegranates, pumpkins 🙂
    Plenty of baking opportunities!

  59. says

    I feel like celebrating when I think of Fall because; I think of the crackling crunchy sound of the colorful leaves beneath my feet as I’m walking in the cool crisp breeze and the aromatherapy of spices in the air while baking my Fall favorites.

  60. Laura says

    I love Fall because the sky is always changing; sweaters and scarves are also my favorite items to wear.. and because the weather is cold, it is the perfect time to fire-up the oven and bake some new baked-goods to mail to relatives afar.

  61. ChristineO says

    Fall in Minnesota is a visual feast of colors that calls us to celebrate change. The deck chairs and swimsuits are stowed for the winter, and the flannel shirts and wool sweaters are soon to be unpacked. It is time to embrace and celebrate the beauty of autumn in all its splendor.

  62. Sara says

    I love how the crisp chill in the air seems to make everything feel new. Even though “old” leaves are falling, it’s something new to look at. Really, I just love the changing of seasons, whatever season might be changing.

  63. Melissa says

    I get to see a big majority of my family at Thanksgiving, and looking forward to that makes me feel a little celebratory!

  64. Margot C says

    I love the coolness in the air; it makes me want to just turn on my oven and ake and bake! (and I do)

  65. Kristacular says

    Fall makes me want to do everything all at once!!! In SF we get “Indian Summers” and it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced. It makes me want to gather all my loved ones and have a big group hug!!!

  66. Linda says

    Fall is my favorite season of all! Some reasons for celebrating: summer’s heat is gone, the colors of the leaves (this was a spectacular fall for color, by the way), football starts (Steelers fan), time to bake and make soups (Yum) and school starts (I’m a teacher).

  67. Sleepyheadedmom says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because it’s the start of the holiday season…plus it’s always gorgeous outside.

  68. shirley says

    Love the ‘crisp-ness’ in the air; the fantastic colors of the trees and shrubs (NOT the required raking!) and approaching holidays to think about (what to bake, etc.) – The freshness of autumn seems particularly great after some of those hot, humid, sultry days!

  69. Elena says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because it starts with my birthday, then comes Halloween and Thanksgiving.

  70. Amy Orvin says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because the weather is starting to get cooler and we are close to the holidays coming up.

  71. Jennifer says

    Fall makes me want to celebrate because it’s almost my birthday and Oregon has beautiful fall days!

  72. LauriM says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because it the pre-holiday season and my birthday is in November.

  73. Geri R-B says

    Fall makes me feel like “Celebrating” because Connecticut is just breathtaking and I’m all about baking up “comfort” desserts!

  74. Judy says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because of the cozy fires, comfort food and the gathering of friends during the holidays.

  75. Stephanie-Oh says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because weather is cooler and I can start baking again. I love cooking and baking with apples, cider, pumpkins, squash etc. I love the changing weather, the foliage colors , and the autumnal smells in the air.

  76. Susan Bickta says

    I’ve always loved Fall. When I was little it was probably because my birthday is Oct. 24 but, now that I’m older, I have come to love the Fall for different reasons. The smell of the crisp Fall air, the change of colors in the leaves, friends gathering for sports events, time to make our favorite comfort foods, and it’s the start of the upcoming holiday season!!!! Fall is the best!!

  77. Amy M says

    I love Fall! I love to bake and apples and pumpkins are so versatile to bake with. Fall makes me think of cinnamon and nutmeg and cool nights and warm afternoons!

  78. Daphne says

    Fall means family and food, and if those aren’t worth celebrating, then I don’t know what is!

  79. David says

    Fall makes me smile because, other than raking a few leaves, yard work is done for the next 5 months.

  80. Tabathia B says

    It means being able to do more with my kids outside without worrying about heat exhaustion, going on hayrides, celebrating halloween, taking my kids trickrtreating, picking pumpkins, watching football games

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  81. Tim says

    I like fall because of the cooler weather and two different food holidays, Christmas and Thanksgiving.

  82. Heather S says

    The colors of the foliage, the plaid throw blankets and the spice desserts make me feel like celebrating!

  83. Kathleen says

    The colorful Chinese Pistache, Liquid Amber and Sugar Maples in my yard make me want to celebrate Fall!

  84. Katie M says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because the cool temperatures and the beautiful colors of the leaves make running outdoors highly enjoyable. Plus, I no longer have to wake up super early to beat the summer heat, so I can sleep in on the weekends!

  85. JoAnn Belack says

    Even though I have lived in Florida for the past 41 years, and Fall weather is still very hot ….I always think back to growing up in New Jersey, loving the Fall, walking to and from school, and sloshing my feet through the beautiful multicolored leaves……..and yes, I also think about being very young and jumping into huge piles of leaves at our house. I really miss the big family dinners, laughing and sitting at the dinner table for hours………

  86. Lauren says

    Fall is the kick off for the end of year holidays – and baking! It’s the most yummy time of year!!

  87. says

    Fall seems like a good time to celebrate because it makes me get out and enjoy the nice weather, beautiful leaves… appreciate the great outdoors!… before it gets cold outside and the days are short and I feel cooped up.

  88. Jennifer says

    Fall means great weather (I love the cold!), beautiful leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, baking, cozy family time…and of course the promise of Christmas just around the corner. Definitely a time of celebration!

  89. Kelly D says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because it is the season when my son was born and I like the changing colors of leaves.

  90. Stefanie Gladden says

    fall always makes me feel like celebrating because we always have lots of get togethers with friends to have bonfires and have the best time!! the weather is perfect and fall means only a few months til christmas! who doesn’t want to celebrate everytime fall comes around??

  91. Suzan Rogers says

    Fall is pumpkins, harvest, beautiful colors of leaves. It’s warm weather and beautiful full moons. It’s apple and pumpkin pie smells and in our house it is pumpkin bread made and given to friends and family.

  92. says

    Fall is my absolute favorite season! Everything about it is great…the weather, the changing leaves, weenie roasts, the decorations, fall festivals, etc. The cool, crisp feeling in the air just makes me want to cook and bake. 🙂

  93. rachel says

    My hubby’s birthday is in October — a great reason to celebrate with fall and get the house decorated.

  94. Vera says

    Fall makes me feel like celebrating because of the cool crisp weather, all of the sports going on and the up coming holidays!!!!

  95. Alyson says

    I celebrate my birthday and wedding anniversary in the fall! Also enjoy fall decorating, produce, and baking with pumpkin and cinnamon. These products are right up my alley!

  96. John says

    Each year the cool crisp weather of fall rekindles distant childhood memories of the magic, excitement, and anticipation of the upcoming cascade of holidays. No other season is so packed with the joys of food, friends, and family.

  97. Anita Lotz says

    Fall always seems like a season of beginnings — the beginning of school, the beginning of holiday preparations, a renewed sense of connection to family and friends. And great food is a part of all of that! Once it gets a little cooler outside, I think more about baking (just can’t get into it during the hot, humid days of August). Can’t wait to try the new Pillsbury products.