Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms – Plus a GIVEAWAY! – Frugal Novice

Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms – Plus a GIVEAWAY!

I’m sure most of you have heard of Del Monte – I know we’ve bought their fruits and vegetables for as long as I can remember! Well, they’ve announced that they are launching a program to help support kindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers across North and Central America. They will be providing cash to purchase school supplies and fresh fruit in the “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” campaign. One hundred prizes totaling $1,000 each will be awarded to teachers who get the most votes in the “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” online contest at www.fruits.com.

To be eligible to win, teachers must register for the “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” online contest at www.fruits.com. After teachers register their name and school, they can get all their fans — from parents to students, to friends and family — to vote for them. Ten winners will be selected each Monday for five consecutive weeks in October/November, 2010, for a total of 50 winning teachers North American teachers. Winners are based solely on the number of votes they receive. Winning teachers will receive $750 in cash to purchase school supplies and $250 in Del Monte fresh fruit coupons for classroom snacks and to use in fruit educational activities.

Beginning early Fall, consumers can expect to see “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” stickers on Del Monte Fresh Produce such as pineapples, bananas, melons, grapes, tomatoes and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, as well as colorful posters and other materials in produce departments.

I think this is a great program and love the idea of supporting public schools! Go to fruits.com to see if your children’s teachers are participating so you can vote for them!

Del Monte has also generously provided me with a $25 gift certificate good toward any Del Monte products – perfect timing with Thanksgiving coming up!

Win It

The winner will receive one $25 gift certificate for Del Monte products. This is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents. Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Monday, November 15.

How To Enter

Mandatory Entry: Go to fruits.com and comment here with a fruit fact you’ve learned from the site. While you’re there, be sure to vote for your teacher to win money for his or her classroom!

Bonus Entries

(Only valid after the required entry has been completed)

Please leave a comment for each extra entry – if you blog about this giveaway and get 3 entries, for example, comment 3 times.

Note: Del Monte provided me with a gift certificate for use, and one for giveaway as a part of this post. Any opinions provided by myself are my own.

Christi

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  • Heather Ratliff November 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    grapes are high in vitamin C

  • Heather Ratliff November 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

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  • Heather November 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    That is a cool contest!!

  • Jennifer Clute November 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    A pineapple is not just one fruit.

  • Jennifer November 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Fact: Half a cantaloupe will meet your daily requirement for both Vitamins A and C, as well as valuable minerals such as folic acid and potassium. (Too bad I’m allergic!!!!)

  • Jennifer November 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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  • Hillary November 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    This is awesome Christi. Thanks so much for sharing about the classroom contest. I am definitely going to enter. I followed DelMonte on Twitter and FB. I cannot wait to enter the teacher giveaway. AWESOMEness.

    Also, my fruit fact:
    there are a number of fruits, besides bananas, that are high in potassium. They include apricots (raw or dried), cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi fruit, oranges and orange juice and prunes and prune juice. Generally, a ½ cup serving of these fruits has more than 225 milligrams of potassium

    PS You rock Christi! Heart ya.

  • Hillary November 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Oh, separate entries. Whoops. Followed DelMonte on Twitter. ;)

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    Liked DelMonte on FB.

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    And, followed you on RSS.

  • Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} November 11, 2010 at 2:54 am

    “Scientists have proven that bananas have grown on Earth for over 1 million years.” *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  • Janalyn November 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I didn’t realize that pinapple was made from 100 or more separate flowers!

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    And I subscribe to your RSS feed already.

  • Sarah G November 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Bananas are high in vitamin C!

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    I’m following Del Monte on Twitter. (@capitallyfrugal)

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  • Joan J November 15, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I did NOT know that cantaloupe was so high in potassium! I eat bananas regularly for that reason, and now will include cantaloupe!

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    I put the giveaway info on my blog (upper right column)

  • Amber Rader November 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Did you know grapes are one of the oldest fruits? They go back to bible times :)

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