Friday, November 23, 2012

Bake It Forward Giveaway

Bake It Forward Tin

Now that we are all filled to the brim with pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry sauce, let’s turn our attention to holiday baking!

I know that many of you look forward to this time of year; I know I do.  I already have my list of goodies to make to share with my friends and family.  I recently found a very cool way to share too, especially with those who might be far away, and especially if you have someone in mind who could just use a little something to make them smile.

You probably know someone who has had a bad month or a bad year.  You might know someone who needs a little something to brighten their day.  Well, here is is: Bake It Forward.

Bake It Forward is a program that is offered by Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals, a company with whom I have had the pleasure of working and they are an exceptional company.  Both companies provide exceptional baking sugars and their Bake It Forward program is a simple way for us all to make a small difference in the world.

The process is simple: you register your tin, get to baking (don’t forget your Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals coupons), mail the baked goods, and then track the package online.  When the tin is received, the recipient can then register the tin, tell their story, fill it back up and send it back on its way.  It’s fun to look around the site and see how far some of the tins go.

Bake It Forward Tin

I recently sent a batch of my chocolate chocolate cookies in a Bake It Forward tin to Julie who graciously participated in Megan’s bake sale for Bekah.  I loved packaging the cookies in the tin and the batch fit perfectly.

Grab a box of tissues, a freshly baked cookie and sit down and read some of these Bake It Forward stories, and think of someone in your life who could use a smile today with some baked goods from you!

Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals wants to give 5 of you a tin of your own to send to someone full of holiday baked goods.  To enter to win one, simply leave a comment below describing who you want to send it to (you don’t have to share names or specific information) and/or what you would like to send in this tin.

I’m attempting some different options for giveaway entries. The last couple, I have used Rafflecopter, and trying PromoSimple today. Please let me know if you have any feedback!

Imperial Sugar Bake It forward Pins
This giveaway is open until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 1.  Five winners will be chosen using Rafflecopter.  Winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Open to US residents.  No purchase necessary to enter. 

Disclosure:You may read my full Disclosure Policy if you wish. This giveaway is being sponsored by Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals.  All opinions are 100% my own as always.


34 Responses to “Bake It Forward Giveaway”

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 23, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Wow, this is incredible! I love it!

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    Megan — November 23, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    I would like to send a batch of my favorite chocolate cookies to someone who needs a smile!

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    Liz — November 23, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    This sounds like a great idea! Too bad it wasn’t open to Canadians. Maybe in the future! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    Lee — November 23, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Such a wonderful idea…. if only this could be international!
    (I am in London)

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — November 23, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Love this giveaway!!! 🙂

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    Heather — November 23, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    I would fill it with lots of holiday goodies and send it to a good friend who is going through a hard time. I think it would be a great pick-me-up!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 23, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Such a cool idea, thanks for sharing, Cassie!

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — November 23, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I love this idea of paying it forward with baked goods! I would send the tin to my brother and sister-in-law who just had their first baby and will not be making it home for Christmas. Thanks Cassie!

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    Sonja — November 23, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    I would love to do this! I would mail a tin to my good friend who moved and who is feeling lonely and missing her “old” friends. I know she would pass it on to a great place, too.

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    Liz — November 23, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    I would send it to my brother and sister-in-law who just had a baby and are not able to travel to Thanksgiving with an infant. What a sweet idea!!

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    Chineka(savorthebaking) — November 24, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    I would send the tin to my Mom and fill it with Sandy Pecan Cookies.

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    Shan — November 24, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    what a kind idea…sadly I have too many friends facing challenges this this holiday to choose one. This post has been an inspiration, time to start baking to show these friends that I am thinking of them, even tho I don’t have the solution to their troubles.

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    Kristin — November 24, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    I would send it to my best friend that moved away. She misses my iced lemon cookies.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — November 24, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    This is fabulous!

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    Ashley - Baker by Nature — November 24, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    What a fun giveaway, Cassie! Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 25, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    How cute! I’m sure a tin full of homemade baked goods would cheer up almost anyone!

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    Tracey — November 25, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    What an adorable idea! I’d send it to friends in Pennsylvania we don’t get to see very often.

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — November 25, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    What a fabulous idea, Cassie! Isn’t it wonderful to bake for a greater good?! And I bet your chocolate chocolate cookies were very much appreciated! You’ve got such a great soul and I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! : )

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    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — November 25, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    This Bake it Forward thing is so cool! Thanks for sharing it.

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 26, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Cassie, what a great concept!

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    Karen D — November 26, 2012 @ 12:46 pm


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    Maggie — November 26, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Great idea, I’d would bake a ton of cookies to send to my son who is currently deployed.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 26, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    Love this, what a beautiful concept!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 26, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    This is such a great cause Cassie! I would send cookies to my grandmother who’s staying Boise this holiday season.

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    Lacey — November 26, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    I would like to send a sweet something to my grandma. She loves sweets and doesn’t bake a lot, so I like to send treats her way.:)

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    Angie — November 27, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    This is such a great idea, love it!

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    Stephanie @ Food Fit 4 Real — November 27, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I would send cookies to my blog friend Heather!

  28. #
    Jenne — November 27, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    I would send it to my best friend Denise.

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    MaryB — November 28, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    I would send my mom’s favorite sugar cookie cut out cookies to my sister in loving memory of our mother.

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    Vicki Bensinger — December 18, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    I wish I had seen this earlier but will contact Imperial for these wonderful tins to send to my cousins son who was deployed just before Thanksgiving. I’m sure he would appreciate this during the holidays.

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    Robyn — December 25, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Hi I would love to participate in this next year. How do I sign up. I have never seen Imperial sugar in MT. So how would you get this?

    • Cassie replied: — December 26th, 2012 @ 7:57 am

      Hi Robyn, you can use the Bake It Forward tins all year around, not just at Christmas. You can order a tin from the website: and then ship your goodies in it.


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