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Holiday Selfless Giving with Zoës Kitchen + Gift Bag Giveaway ‪#‎DeliverGoodness‬

Holiday Selfless Giving with Zoës Kitchen + Gift Bag Giveaway  ‪#‎DeliverGoodness‬


Are you all ready for the holidays?! I am! 🙂

And in the spirit of sharing and giving, I’m excited to partner once again with one of my favorite restaurants, Zoës Kitchen, for a holiday “selfless giving” campaign!

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I’m sure most of you have been to a Zoës Kitchen before. But if you haven’t and you like Mediterranean food, you should definitely try their menu of delicious, Mediterranean dishes and meals. At Zoës Kitchen, grilling is the predominate method of cooking along with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, olive oil and lean proteins — with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options for those who have dietary concerns!

We love dining at Zoës Kitchen as a family! We live close to one and my husband and I would go there usually for a quick lunch and even dinner.

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For this campaign, I was tasked to choose three people to receive a special holiday gift bag from Zoës Kitchen and why I believe each person is deserving of this special gift.

The first person that came to my mind is the lady cashier at my local grocery store named Andrea. I have been having small chats with her at the grocery store recently.  I learned that her husband got sick not too long ago and is on a disability break.  They have three small kids and from the way she sounded the last time I talked to her, she was feeling down. I thought of her right away and wanted to give her this gift as a ‘cheer up’ and sure enough, she was all smiles when I handed her the bag. She said she hasn’t been to a Zoës Kitchen restaurant before and that she would love to try it with her family. I felt warm inside just hearing her say “thank you and happy holidays!” and seeing her gasp with delight! 🙂

The second person I chose was our mailman named Joe. You know as a blogger, I get all kinds of packages every single week from the brands that I work with. This special mailman hands me my packages with a cheerful attitude every single time. I thought giving him this gift was a way for me to thank him back for his great service and for his positive attitude. He was so grateful for the gift bag and said that it was perfect and that his wife loves going to Zoës Kitchen too! Selfless giving? Check. 🙂

The last and third person I wanted to give the gift to is you, my loyal reader! Yes. Because everyday, you inspire me to keep going with what I’ve started here at Hip Mama’s Place. Looking back in early 2007, I was a mother with small kids and I didn’t even know what blogging means. Hip Mama’s Place has become so much a part of my life and I have you all, my loyal HMP readers, to thank for! Giving one of you this holiday gift bag makes me happy. 🙂


And for those of you who are still looking for a last minute gift, this thoughtful holiday gift bag from Zoës Kitchen is also available in store!  They are perfect for teachers, neighbors, and friends. It’s a $30 value with a $25 Zoës Kitchen gift card inside, a Spice of Life cookie and a $5 bonus card! Note that you can only buy this gift bag in-store.


Hosting a holiday party and still deciding what to serve? Consider Zoës Catering! They got Zoës Kitchen Party Packs that serve groups of 10 and are each filled with their own unique combination of fresh fruits, veggies, good-for-you proteins and grains!

For more about Zoes Kitchen and to get new updates and special offers, you can also follow them on their social pages:

Zoës Kitchen on Facebook

Zoës Kitchen on Twitter

Zoës Kitchen on Pinterest


Lucky you, one loyal Hip Mama’s Place reader! One of you will win a holiday gift bag containing a $25 Zoës Kitchen gift card, a greeting card and a bottle of Zoe’s Kitchen Spice of Life signature spices!

To enter this giveaway contest, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below.  This giveaway contest is open to U.S. addresses only. I will pick a winner after 12/31/15 at 11:59 PM, EST.  One winner per household, please. Good luck!

Personal tip: To increase your chances of winning, fulfill all the entry requirements and tweet about the giveaway at least once a day for the duration of the contest.

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This post is sponsored by Zoës Kitchen. I received holiday gift bags to try their menu and to give away. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Gina M
    December 31, 2015 / 11:17 am

    I think this is such a great way to give back!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  2. Kim Reid
    December 29, 2015 / 4:47 am

    What a great way to give a gift and share!

  3. Staci A
    December 29, 2015 / 12:47 am

    I think it’s great seeing companies giving back and encouraging others to do the same!

  4. Jodi Hunter
    December 28, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    I think this idea is amazing.

  5. jodi
    December 27, 2015 / 11:50 am

    What a fabulous program!

  6. Julie Lundstrom
    December 27, 2015 / 10:04 am

    I think this is a wonderful program. We need many more programs like this one.

  7. Elle
    December 26, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    I really support their program. I think it’s a great cause.

  8. Amy Z.
    December 23, 2015 / 1:42 am

    I think the campaign is a great idea, and reminds us to have a generous spirit during the holidays.

  9. brittney
    December 22, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    Wow what a great program and I LOVE ZOE’S kitchen Yummy!

  10. ellen casper
    December 22, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    What a great program and I’m sure it brightens everyone’s day – the giver and the receiver!

  11. December 22, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I love the program and I feel that it is a wonderful wonderful program.

  12. Leigh Anne Borders
    December 20, 2015 / 3:57 am

    I absolutley love this idea and as a teacher, I would love it even more if I were gifted something like this. I love the idea of giving and spreading kindness. I try to teach that to my students and always look for ways to bring giving back into the classroom.

  13. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)
    December 19, 2015 / 5:29 am

    What a great campaign. I really like any idea that promotes kindness and giving.

  14. jessica z
    December 19, 2015 / 4:19 am

    I think this is an awesome idea! As a teacher, I would’ve really loved receiving this gift!

  15. Leela
    December 18, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    I love it. I am always sharing treats with everyone during Christmas time.

  16. Holly Thomas
    December 18, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I love it, I think it is a great idea!

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