Spreading the Love {Giveaway!}

First of all, thank you for all your helpful and sweet comments on this morning’s post! I’m glad I’m not alone in this, but sad that so many of you have had similar experiences. On the bright side, I got a few doctor recommendations in the comments section and via Twitter. Hooray social media!

* This giveaway is now closed. Please scroll down to see if you are the lucky winner!*

A few weeks ago, Love Grown Foods contacted me asking if I’d be interested in trying their oat cluster granola. I love granola, so of course I said yes!

Plus, have you seen the ingredients list for the products?

For the Cocoa Goodness:

Certified Gluten-Free Oats, Honey, Organic Agave Syrup, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, 63% Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor, Sugar, SOYA LECITHIN, Pure Vanilla), Sunflower Seeds, Spices, Milled Flaxseed, 100% Pure Cocoa Powder, Sea Salt

There isn’t a single item in there that I wouldn’t keep in my pantry.


I’m super impressed by this granola. The clusters don’t fall apart completely in the bag, and have an extra crunch to them somehow. Plus, the flavors are spot-on.

So far, I’ve enjoyed the Raisin Almond Crunch and the Cocoa Goodness. The Cocoa Goodness bag may or may not be completely empty already…

I have yet to try the sweet cranberry pecan, but I’m excited to!

I’m also excited to “spread the love” and offer some Love Grown Foods to one of YOU!

Here’s the deal:

One Savvy Reader will win THREE bags of Love Grown Foods’ Granola.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you do the “spread the love” on a regular basis. Do you hold open doors? Leave an extra tip when you eat out? Babysit for your neighbor so she can take an afternoon off? Deliver soup to a sick friend?

Big or small, I want to hear it!

This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm next Wednesday (March 16). The winnings can only be shipped within the US (sorry, folks!)

And the winner is: Noelle! Please email your mailing information to savvyjulie@gmail.com, and we’ll get you your Love Grown Foods! Congrats!


  1. says

    I always try to hold doors open, go out of my way to do things for my friends around me and send little I am thinking of you texts to friends.

  2. says

    Well, I work in a hospital so it is easy to spread love here. An extra smile to someone who looks like they need it, going out of my way to give directions… I LOVE working where I do (most days!)

  3. says

    I always try to be extra friendly to waitresses and retail workers! I have been in their shoes and know what a difference a a friendly customer can make!

  4. says

    Whenever I go to a coffee shop, I always leave a tip. If it’s a week where I have a little extra cash, I will pay for the drink of the person behind me. I also volunteer one day a week in the pediatric ward at my university hospital.

  5. says

    It sounds super simple but my favorite thing to do is be nice to people. Like i honestly think that’s why God put me on this earth! i just like brightening people’s day! I also (almost)always tip my barista… i’m a poor barista as well!

  6. Victoria says

    I am always holding the door for someone behind me, letting someone in the lane on the freeway and giving “the thank you wave” when someone does it for me…Say hi to people i pass on the street/hallway…and i am the person that gets somewhere ahead of time to help set up and stays after to help clean up… :o)

  7. says

    i ALWAYS make an effort to smile and say hello to metro bus drivers, cashiers, and other customer service workers. so many people don’t even acknowledge them! i hope my small efforts make a difference.

  8. says

    to “spread the love” I always let someone else in my lane when they are trying to get over–because I know I hate it when people don’t let me over!!! Also, the other day Chris and I let a poor guy borrow our shovel to get his car out after the snowstorm. It felt nice to help out!!

  9. says

    I try to spread the love by sending friends gifts for no reason. Even if they are small, I know that sometimes just little things can make the difference in someones day πŸ™‚

  10. says

    I make it a routine to smile at people while I’m on campus. College students are so serious and grumpy! They need to lighten up!

  11. says

    I try to “spread the love” by doing little things for people that make their day just a little better – wake up extra early to make my boyfriend’s lunch, babysit for my cousins so they can spend time alone as a couple, send my parents a card in the mail because I know they love getting them so much – I really enjoy seeing how small, thoughtful actions can impact someone’s day πŸ™‚

  12. Kelsey says

    I always hold doors and definitely leave nice tips when we eat out. I also just try to smile at people! I know I feel better when someone shoots me a smile πŸ™‚

  13. says

    I cook double of everything I make for my hubs (I’m vegan he’s not) for my friend who is an er nurse and i pack it up and drop it off in her freezer all labeled! And frequently I take her dog for walks but that is on break ATM because he took off last week and fell through the ice in the pond and though he’s fine I’m a wreck

  14. sarah b. says

    whenever i bake, i make extra for the mailman, neighbors, etc. i love sharing the goodies and it means i don’t eat the whole batch πŸ™‚

  15. says

    I make a point to smile at everyone I meet. Sometimes something as little as a smile can brighten someone’s day…and sometimes people look at me like I’m nuts for constantly smiling! πŸ™‚

  16. says

    I do always try to tip really well – even if the service isn’t that great. πŸ™‚ I can’t help it, I used to be a server and I know that sometimes $1 or $2 can make a pretty good difference!

  17. Pam says

    I try to always be available to pick up extra shifts at work or to switch shifts with co-workers if they need a day off.

  18. Kathy B says

    I try and smile at everyone I see. I get everyone at to laugh where I go for Physical Therapy. I make cookies and food gifts for my doctors and physical therapists. I cut things out with my die cut machine for other people. I drive my son’s friends places because their parents work outside the home and I don’t. Kathy B.

  19. says

    I always try to look people right in the eye and smile at them. It’s amazing how such a little thing can really create a connection.

  20. Cellabella says

    I like to say hi to everyone I pass while I’m running or walking on the sidewalk. I live in an area where it’s common for people to walk right by another person and completely ignore each other, but I don’t want to be like that – I grew up in the South! πŸ˜€

  21. brandi b says

    Just ask how someone is doing…and when they ask don’t spread doom and gloom:)

  22. says

    I spread the love by bringing in healthy goodies on a weekly basis for my co-workers to eat up…usually they never know they are healthier versions.

  23. says

    I bake for my office on a fairly regular basis. I hope it adds a little joy to everyone’s day! (or at least a sugar high!)

  24. Dena B says

    I love to give out coupons or discount cards out at stores if I’m not able to use them. I love to pass on savings to others if I can. I also love holding doors and picking up things if people drop them. I try to be polite whenever possible, you just never know what someone else is dealing with in life.

  25. Lindsey says

    I smile at everyone and just am compassionate-you never know what someone might be going through!!

  26. says

    Fun giveaway! I have tried on flavor of LGF. I spread the love by trying to ask people about themselves when talking to new people so they get to share things.

  27. Natalie F. says

    I’m always spreading the love because of my career as a nurse! Taking care of patients when they’re sick and making them feel better is the best kind of “love spreading” I think there is!

  28. Cheryl says

    Recently I have been trying to give one sincere compliment to everyone I talk to. πŸ˜€ Makes me feel so good.

  29. says

    I cook! Whether I’m cooking for myself (hello spicy chipotle pumpkin soup, I love you), my husband (weeknight dinner is my favorite time of day), or baking for a crowd, it’s all about putting time and effort into nourishing your soul and your belly πŸ™‚

  30. says

    I spread the love by volunteering at my daughter’s school and I always try to give one person each day a nice compliment! πŸ™‚

  31. says

    One of my favorite little things to do is to let people in when I’m driving and someone is trying to pull out or merge. It only adds 15 seconds or less to my trip and it can really make people’s day. It’s not about the time so much as it is about making people feel that they are being treated with courtesy.

  32. Kelley says

    Hey Jules!

    Miss ya babe πŸ™

    I try to smile… at everyone. I also try to spread the love by thinking through an upsetting situation so that I don’t put the blame on the other person right away… for example: Someone cuts me off when I’m driving. Instead of flipping them off and honking my horn, I think, I bet they are trying to make it to there kid’s soccer game or something. I think having a positive attitude helps spread the love, even if the other person doesn’t know it.

  33. says

    I always try to smile and say hello to anyone I make eye contact with…you just never know when it will turn someones day around!

  34. says

    I always try to be positive around everyone, even if I’m feeling a little negative myself. People always notice that I’m always smiling! I am also the friend that all of my friends come to for advice. It’s kind of nice to have someone confide in you!

  35. Cari says

    I go to college far away from a lot of my old friends, so sometimes I send unexpected letters or care packages to spread the love :). I also love cooking and baking for my friends!

  36. says

    Spreading the love? I really try to call friends on a daily basis, despite not receiving phone calls. I try to connect verbally instead of using Facebook. It really helps!

  37. Sara P. says

    I love to bake healthy treats for my friends. I often make fruit and nut energy bars. People love them because they are wholesome and delicious. And, nothing says love like homemade baked goods!

  38. says

    I spread the love with smiles! Also, I had won 2 ski lift tickets, so I gave them away to a friend and a stranger (the next person who went to buy a ticket) because I have a season pass. It felt so good.

  39. Elizabeth says

    I am building a new home for a family in Africa and sent their kids to schools for 10 years. At home I spread the love by teaching my kids healthy eating habits. It isn’t the easiest thing to do these days, but it is a gift for their whole life!

  40. Caitlin says

    I hold doors open whenever I’m in a public place, I bake for people I know are having a rough time (both sweet treats and healthier options :P), and I do my best to make sure that when I go home for the day, the person watching the kids left in my classroom has to do as little as possible besides send them home with their parents!

  41. Claire says

    If I have a newspaper, instead of tossing it when I am done reading, I try to put it somewhere where another person will be able to pick it up and have a free read. πŸ˜€

  42. says

    this one’s easy: i’m a social worker. my job is freakin’ hard, but i feel like i’m doing something good every day. that makes it worthwhile πŸ™‚

  43. says

    To spread the love, I leave encouraging notes for my friends and family in random places so they’ll find them when they least expect them πŸ™‚

  44. says

    I just recently moved to the city, where everyone gets so lost just focusing on bustling around — so to spread the love I simply make eye contact with people, and SMILE! I find that some people are caught off guard, but that’s just the southern girl coming out in me!

  45. says

    Just like the above comment from Kelly, I like to smile at strangers! Just today I ran by an old woman sitting on a bench waiting for the bus…I smiled and she waved back. It was a small gesture that felt really nice!