Locals: (3) $25 Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway Plus Berry Recipes

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You must shop at the Virginia Beach Whole Foods store to enter the giveaway!


It’s all about the berries at Whole Foods right now.  Next to picking straight from the farm, Whole Foods definitely has some of the tastiest berries around!  I should know, I’ve been to just about every local store trying to find the BEST strawberries.

Whole Foods challenged me to come up with healthy and easy berry recipes.  This is a perfect challenge for me since I LOVE incorporating fresh berries into our Menu Plan during the summer.

Berry Flag

I created a Berry Flag that will be perfect for your 4th of July celebration.  I actually served this for my little man’s birthday party, so you could use this recipe or something similar for just about any occasion.  All the kids devoured the fruit – kids will eat just about anything on a stick!


I also made a Berry Smoothie with kale that is perfect for hot summer days.  Smoothies are full of nutrients and fill you up without a bunch of extra calories.

Blueberry Spelt Muffin Recipe

Looking for Recipes for Blueberry Muffins?  I made amazing Blueberry Muffins with Spelt Flour that you should checkout!  They are super easy and healthy – perfect for breakfast or a snack

I still need to make Vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream icing.  YUMMY!

At the end of the week I’ll post a round-up of my berry creations, so you can find ideas to take advantage of berry season in Hampton Roads.


The Giveaway

Whole Foods Market is offering (3) $25 Whole Foods Gift Cards to help you eat healthy!

The winners will be selected at random.  The winners will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winners will have 24 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on July 5th at 8pm EST.

**Leave a separate comment for each entry method!  Mandatory entry MUST be completed.

Mandatory Entry Method:

Leave a comment here telling me your favorite berry recipe.

Extra Entry Methods:

– Like Whole Foods Virginian Beach on Facebook.  Leave a comment telling me you Like.
– Like The Coupon Challenge on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you Like.
– Follow @CouponChallenge on Twitter.  Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
– Follow @WholeFoodsVAB on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you Follow.
– Subscribe via email feed (must be verified). Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe.
– Blog, post in your facebook status, or tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment telling me how you’ve spread the word about the Whole Foods Market $25 Gift Card Giveaway. (You may choose 1 or all 3 methods)
Tweet: #Win $25 Whole Foods Gift Card plus easy berry recipes @CouponChallenge @WholeFoodsVAB bit.ly/1355P43

Disclosure:  I received a Whole Foods Gift Card to purchase ingredients for the recipes above.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others.

**You must shop at the Virginia Beach Whole Foods store to enter the giveaway!  You don’t have to live in Virginia Beach, but you must shop at this location.  You will be required to pickup your card in-store if you are a winner.


  1. Denisse says

    I like berry smoothies. Strawberries, blueberries and some bananas, with some orange juice and ice blended well. So delicious.

  2. Alicia says

    I love a simple berry salad – easy to make, colorful and you can use whatever berries you have on hand!

  3. kbbkbb0 says

    I like to make adult “blender” drinks with fresh fruit and always start the spring/summer with hand picked strawberries in May. I’ve never tried blueberries in my drinks, but I think I’ll give it a shot.

  4. sarah says

    My morning smoothie is my favorite berry recipe. 1/2 frozen banana, 1 large carrot, a handful of almonds (unsalted), & 1 cup each: oj, frozen blue berries, frozen strawberries, and spinach. Blend together in vitamix & enjoy.

  5. Rhiannon says

    Yes! We love Whole Foods and looove berries. We eat fresh blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries with plain whole yogurt, sometimes with shredded coconut. So good. But I love my booze, and my boyfriend makes a mean blackberry-rosemary or strawberry-lime gin cocktail. And $25 would buy a lot of berries!!! :)

  6. Kim says

    I posted on my Facebook page: My kids love fresh berries and I hope to win a gift certificate to Whole Foods from The Coupon Challenge

  7. Kim says

    Tweeted: My kids love fresh berries and I hope to win a gift certificate to Whole Foods from The Coupon Challenge

  8. Jessica Ludwig says

    I liked your page on facebook. Thanks for always hooking us up with sweet deals!!!

  9. Liz RouLaine says

    I love to make traditional English Trifles with fresh berries and homemade cream/jam. SO delicious!!

  10. Liz RouLaine says

    I subscribe to your emails because they are SOO helpful in saving me money!