Friday, September 25, 2009

{CLOSED} Fab Friday Giveaway: Be Nice Prenatal Vitamin Drink Mix

True Confession: the adults in my household (ahem, me & J) can't pass up a good deal (read: freebie). Part of the reason we had a Costco membership was to get the free samples! We loved being in Grad School because there was always a club hosting a {free} pizza dinner or a school-event with {free} candy and how do you think my coffee addiction started? Oh by all the {free} coffee offered at said former grad-school (sadly, free food, candy, and drinks no longer seem to be an option...but you can read all about that here)

Anyway, what does my confession have to do with this blog or this giveaway?

When i was reading my Baby magazine {free from my Ob's office!} I saw, in the back advert section, that you could email for a free sample of this new prenatal drink mix "Be Nice".

Of course, I couldn't pass that offer up so i emailed them!

I received a personal response almost instantly and hence started a great relationship with a member of the Be Nice staff. The first thing i noticed right away was how excited everyone is about this product, how much they believe in it, and how they cannot wait to get it into the hands of pregnant women everywhere.

The Background:
Be Nice is a flavored drink mix that you add to water. When I was in my first trimester, i could not, for the life of me, drink water so I tried all different kinds of drink mixes to help it go down easier. The one problem I had with downing packets of drink mixes was that they contained NOT GOOD ingredients.

Be Nice is formulated with the pregnant woman in mind so their ingredients ARE GOOD for YOU and your growing BABY. Be Nice is made with the highest-quality all-natural ingredients and contains no artificial flavorings, sweeteners or preservatives. It is sweetened with stevia, an all-natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant. Not to mention the fact that each packet of Be Nice is formulated to contain 25% of the doctor recommended supply of folic acid, vitamins, and minerals, along with DHA. It comes in two delicious flavors, Lemonade and Berrylicious.

Be Nice even has the backing of an Ob: Dr. Peter Hung, integrative and holistic medicine physician and Mayo Medical School graduate, recommends Be Nice. " When portioned throughout the day, the body is better able to retain and utilize nutrients, which is why Be Nice drink packets are an excellent hydration choice for pregnant and nursing women."

The Verdict:
I really enjoyed taking the Be Nice in my water. I could not believe that they managed to put allllll those vitamins in there and still make it taste GREAT! In fact, the taste completely disguised the fact that you were downing prenatal vitamins with every sip.

I did find that the vitamin flavor became a little stronger if you let the water sit for a time (about two hours or so). But, if you drank your water + Be Nice right away, you couldn't taste it at all!

Also, i'm not a huge concentrated-drink fan so I diluted my packet in 1 Liter of water (instead of 1/2 Liter as suggested). I found that, when mixed with, 1 Liter it was still full flavored and delicious.

Would I buy Be Nice?
Absolutely! Knowing that I have a HEALTHY alternative to drink mixes while pregnant and AN EASY WAY to get extra prenatal vitamin goodness is incredible. I loved the product and am so glad I have it for this pregnancy!

Want Be Nice Right now?

Because Be Nice is so new, most people will have to order it online. It is currently sold in one Ob/GYN doctor's office in California, though, so you may be lucky enough to buy it there! You can order it by clicking here.

Want to win 2 boxes of Be Nice?

The generous people at Be Nice are giving away TWO boxes of their drink mix to one lucky reader! You will get to try each flavor!

How:


MANDATORY first entry: Visit the Be Nice website. Tell me what flavor you'd like to try and why.

Extra entries: (please leave me an extra comment for each valid entry)
  • Become a Fan of Be Nice on Facebook (1 entry, please leave your initials for validation)
  • Follow Be Nice on Twitter (1 entry, please leave your "@" name)
  • Tweet this giveaway. (1 entry/day) Please tweet:
Are you pregnant? This product is for you! Win 2 boxes of @BeNicePrenatal drink mix on @monkeysonthebed http://bit.ly/s92rz
  • Follow me or subscribe to my RSS feed (1 entry for one or both)

The fine print:

This giveaway is open to anyone who in Canada or the USA, aged 18 and older. The giveaway will end sometime on Saturday, October 3rd. You must leave the mandatory comment before receiving extra entries. You must leave a way for me to contact you with each entry! I will draw a winner via a Random Integer Generator and announce the winner on this blog and email the winner as well. If the winner does not reply to me within 48 hours, I will draw a second winner. I reserve the right to delete your entry if you do not follow the rules listed above.

20 people think...:

Sonya said...

I would like to try both flavors. I really like lemonade so that would probably be my first choice but the berrylicious looks yummy too. I love that it has blueberry in it!

Sonya said...

I became a fan on facebook. Sonya Porter Karel

Sonya said...

I follow Be Nice on twitter now. SonyaRK

Sonya said...

I subribe to your blog.

Sonya said...

I follow your blog.

Natalie said...

I think I would enjoy the Leomonade flavor best. I do like berries too, but lemonade appeals to me more because of the fresh flavor.

Natalie said...

I became a fan on FB
Natalie Porter

Natalie said...

I am a follower on twitter.
andthentherewere3

Natalie said...

I tweeted this:

Are you pregnant? This product is for you! Win 2 boxes of @BeNicePrenatal drink mix on @monkeysonthebed http://bit.ly/s92rz
thentherewere3

Natalie said...

I am a foller of your blog

Natalie said...

I am a subscriber too.

Naddez said...

I would like to win this for my future expecting daughter-in-law. She would love to try the Berrylicious.

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Naddez said...

Follow blog. (please follow me)

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Naddez said...

Tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez.

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Jennifer said...

I would love to win this for my best friend who is expecting and she would love the lemonade the most!

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Jennifer said...

I subscribe!

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Julia said...

Lemonade :)

Julia said...

FB fan

Julia said...

Follow on Twitter

Julia said...

You know I stalk your blog :)