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Monday, May 10, 2010

Pirate Brands - delicious, all-natural snacks! One lucky reader will win a treasure box full!

Ahoy Matey!  Quick question - Who remembers going to the dentist as a child?  No, not the petrifying drill part, but the exciting part at the end, where you got to dig around in the toy chest and pick something out for being good?  How great was that?

I had that same feeling of excitement again thanks to Pirate Brands!  I was waiting to do a product review for them and came home to a treasure chest full of goodies!  It was so exciting to look through it and see what kinds of treasures they had sent me!

Before I tell you about me loot, let's step back a minute and talk about what Pirate Brands is.  Some of you may recognize the brand name "Pirate's Booty".  In October of 2009, Robert’s American Gourmet Food, LLC founder and CEO, Robert Ehrlich announced an investment partnership with Mike Repole (a former president and co-founder of Energy Brands, Inc., known as GlacĂ©au Vitaminwater) and  VMG Partners ( a branded consumer products-focused private equity firm), as well as a new name – Pirate Brands.
Per their press release,
"Pirate Brands, a leader and manufacturer of all-natural snacks, is located in Sea Cliff, NY and has been creating healthier treasures since 1987. The company was founded on the belief that you shouldn’t have to “snackrifice” taste and fun for health. Pirate Brands produces deliciously baked, all-natural snacks including Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings. Pirate Brands’ snacks are free from fryers, trans fats and ingredients you can’t pronounce, arrrrrr. Products are sold in the US and Canada. For more information visit:"

And so that's how it came to be "Pirate Brands"!  Now, on to the story of me loot... 

When I got home, I found a large package awaiting me...  Sure enough it was a large treasure chest!  Inside were so many fun things!  My treasures included:
  • Pirate's Booty Snacks in the following flavors:
    • Original
    • New York Pizza
    • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Potato Flyer Snacks in the following flavors:
    • Sea Salt & Vinegar
    • Homestyle
  • An eye patch
  • A Pirate's Brand chip clip
  • 2 Pirate's Booty temporary tattoos
  • Pirate's Booty Stickers that say, "Snack like a Renegade"

 I personally liked the Potato Flyers the best; they are round and similar to a regular potato chip, only on a much lighter scale.  They are crispy and full of flavor - I liked the zip of the Homestyle BBQ but found that I could NOT put down the Sea Salt & Vinegar bag!  In fact, ThriftyGuy and I were fighting each other over it, lol!  ThriftyGuy on the other hand, preferred the Pirate's Booty snacks overall.  They are light, airy little puffs packed with flavor.  He enjoyed the Original and Sour Cream & Onion, but as soon as he tried the New York Pizza, I heard him exclaim, "Wow!" 

Overall, we LOVED these snacks!  We appreciated not only how different and unique they are from ordinary snacks, but also that they are All-Natural and Gluten and Trans Fat FREE!

Want more information about Pirate Brands?  Click here to visit their website, where you can find out more about the company, their DELICIOUS products, see what famous people swear by them, read their blog,  and sign up for their newsletter (which promises to keep you up-to-date with product updates, coupons, special offers, and event listings!)  You can even get Pirate wallpaper for your phone!

Want to win your very own treasure chest??  Pirate Brands has gracious offered one lucky ThriftyGrl reader the same exact treasure chest that I received - stuffed FULL of goodies!!

Here's how to enter!

Giveaway Information!
**To enter the giveaway, be sure to fill out the form at the bottom of the page!

Great news ThriftyGrl readers - there are over 13 different way to enter!  Your first entry is a given; just fill out the form at the bottom of the page with your first name, last initial, and email address and tell us what your pirate name is!

For additional entries, you can do the following:
1. Sign up for Pirate Brands mailing list to receive special offers and news!
2. Subscribe to ThriftyGrl’s daily email updates!

3. Visit ThriftyGrl's Twitter page and become a fan!

4. ReTweet ThriftyGrl's giveaway on Twitter!
Example: RT @ThriftyGrlJ Check out ThriftyGrl's giveaway for a Treasure Chest full of Pirate Brands goodies! Enter by 6/3!
5. Visit Pirate Brands Facebook page and become a fan!

6. Visit ThriftyGrl's Facebook page and become a fan! 

7. Place a message about the giveaway on your Facebook wall.
Example: Check out ThriftyGrl's giveaway for a Treasure Chest full of Pirate Brands goodies! See for more info!
8. Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link to it.

9. Help to spread the word on other blogs/giveaway sites! (Leave links to your posts!)

10. Add ThriftyGrl to your blogroll! (Leave a link to your page!)

11. Grab ThriftyGrl's button and place it on your website! (Leave a link to your page!)

12. Become a Google Follower of ThriftyGrl! (Let us know your Google Follower name!)

13. Follow ThriftyGrl on Network Blogs.

Click here to enter the giveaway!

*Please note:  The contest is officially open as this is posted and ends Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 12:00PM EST. This contest is open to US participants only.  The winner will be chosen by random number generator. The winner must respond with requested information by Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 12:00PM EST or they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be drawn.  By entering this contest, you are agreeing that you have read, agree with, and are in compliance with all of the Official Contest/Giveaway Rules.

Good luck!