Monday, December 21, 2009



If you are anything like me, every year about this time, someone’s name appears on your gift list and you simply don’t know what to get this person(s). There is always at least one, whether it is someone from the office, church, your kids school, you get the idea. Well, recently I came across a green (eco) and healthy idea for this year’s great gift dilemma. The company is named Naumes Gourmet Fruit Gifts. Naumes is a family owned business that is not only healthy and green, but convenient for you and the gift-e. There also an additional bonus to sending/giving a Naumes Gourmet Fruit Gift, Naumes will match every gift, pound for pound, with a donation of fresh fruit to food banks that feed hungry families. With the changes in our society and most everyone becoming more conscious of the environment and mankind, this is a wonderful gift that lets the recipient know that you thought of them and someone else. Also, for a limited time, every gift you order will be matched with a double donation of fresh fruit to a food bank -- that's 10 pounds donated for every gift!

Naumes offers business gifts as well. This season they have five great gift selections to choose from including the Comice Pear Gift Box that I sampled. Here is what their website has to say about this gift box:

Our signature gift is brimming with delicious Comice pears. Beneath their blushed cheeks, your recipients will discover the sweetest and juiciest of all pears. These perfectly plump Comice pears are the fresh fruit equivalent of a creamy custard. Their succulent flesh pairs deliciously with strong cheeses. The ideal blend of sunshine, sweet soil and experienced growing produces our premium Comice pears. We pack our superior Comice fresh pears in a holiday gift box ready to delight your loved ones. Send them this healthy gift and we’ll donate an equal amount of fresh fruit to a local food bank.

A free personalized greeting card accompanies every gift (customize at checkout). Each gift box contains between 7-12 premium pears.


Their commitment:
For the past 100 years, our family has been committed to growing quality fruit for generations to enjoy. As one of the largest family owned and operated pear growers in the world, we take great pride in the quality pears we produce. Major wholesalers and retailers have relied on our fresh fruit for decades and we are proud to begin offering it fresh from our farm to you. When you buy a gift from our family, you can be assured that you are getting the very best that nature has to offer.

We care about the communities where we live and work and believe everyone should have access to fresh fruit, a vital part of a nutritious diet. That’s why we are doing our part to fight hunger with our Donate Fruit program that matches every gift you purchase, pound for pound, with a donation of fresh fruit to food banks that feed hungry families.


I have to say, they are not exaggerating when they describe their pears as being creamy. As an adult I’ve never really been a pear fan. I just couldn’t get past the “gritty” texture of the fruit. So, as you can imagine, I was little apprehensive about trying these when they arrived. I have to tell you, I am now a convert. I’m not sure if it’s Naumes growing experience or their sweet soil. But whatever it is, it definitely makes a difference. This is not your average supermarket pear. If you have had an experience similar to my pre-Naumes experience, I suggest you give Namues a try. I’m almost certain you will be a convert. Four of their five gift choices are priced at $29.95 for 7-12 premium pears. The only gift priced slightly higher is the Colossal Comice pears at $32.95.

There is still time to get that name that somehow appeared on your Christmas list this wonderful gift for Christmas or after. I would like to thank Naumes Gourmet Fruit Gifts for sending me the samples to review. You now have a new customer. Naumes is also being more than generous to one of my readers by providing the same gift box of pears to one lucky reader. This will be something you truly enjoy if you are already a pear fan and if not, you soon will be. Oh, there’s also another way to become a fan of Naumes. You can follow them on twitter @naumesfruitgifts and also become a fan on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/naumesfruitgifts. This company is really great about giving back, for each new twitter follower or facebook fan, they will donate one pound of fresh fruit. And, each new fan/follower will be entered into a weekly drawing to win a pear gift. So this is really a win, win. You get something and a person in need will also get a little something sweet. I would also love to hear about your opinion of these pears if you have tried them or are the lucky winner.

You can enter anytime now through Monday, January 4th at 9PM pst. One winner will be selected at random, using random.org. I will contact the winner by email immediately after the giveaway ends, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within that time frame, an alternate winner will be announced. Open to US residents. Please check your email and spam folder for a You’ve Won email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com.

GIVEAWAY
Enter to win one Naumes Fruit Gift Comice Pear pack.

How to Enter - Required

*1 entry* Visit Naumes, and tell me which product you think you would like to try.

*1 entry* Follow my blog on Google Friend connect or let me know you do already(right sidebar)

For Additional Entries Optional- (Leave a separate Comment for each additional entry)

*1 entry* Follow me on twitter @scrappydz or let me know you do already.

* 1 entry per day* tweet the following: Enter to win Naumes Fruit Gift Commice Pear pack @scrappydz http://tinyurl.com/ycyetj6 Ends 1/4/10 Please RT. (Your comment should include your tweetlink.)

*1 entry* Comment on any non-giveaway post, leave a comment for each one.

*5 entries* Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post.

*** I was provided the Comice Pear Gift Box by Naumes for review purposes only. No other form of compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced.
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148 comments:

coupleconcoction said...

I would LOVE to try their Red Pears. They look so delicious!!

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I follow you on Twitter!

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I tweeted!

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KristyRichardson1 said...

I'd send Bosc pears to my grandma who's going through cancer as an after the holidays treat!

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd like to try the Bosc Pears Gift Box :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Carol W. said...

I'd like to try the combination box of red and comice pears.
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monica said...

I would like to try their Red Pears.
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Alisia said...

I'd like to try the red pears, never had them before!

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phoinex said...

Id like to try the red & comice pear mix gift box
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The Bookworm said...

Their Red Pears look amazing! I'd love to try them!! :)

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one frugal lady said...

The bosc pears look great!
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bethany said...

Their red pears are so pretty! I also like the comice and red mix... yummy looking! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Kathy Rambousek said...

Ooooh... I love Bosc pears.

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thishumanscondition said...

Bosc Pears for sure!
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Pat said...

I'd like to try the Red Pear Gift Box.
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Deane said...

I'd liek to try the Bosc pears.
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Deane said...

I follow you on twitter as NoPurchaseReq
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Meetee said...

I follow you on Twitter

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Meetee said...

I would like to try the Bosc Pears

Deane said...

1. I blogged about this Giveaway here: http://nopurchaserequired.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-has-several.html
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Deane said...

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Deane said...

4. I blogged about this Giveaway here: http://nopurchaserequired.blogspot.com/2010/01/desperately-seeking-deals-has-several.html
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Kathy Rambousek said...

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barbara.montyj said...

I would love to try this - Red Pear & Comice Mix Gift Box.

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Shelley said...

I would love the BOSC PEAR GIFT BOX. Thanks!
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Margie said...

The Red Pears look delicious!
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DEBIJOT said...

I would like to try the red pear gift box.

DEBIJOT said...

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Kel said...

I like the recipe section they've got going on. pear in banana bread!

Ann On and On... said...

The Bosc pears look sooooo wonderful! What a treat! I love this giveaway! amerskine@hotmail.com

Ann On and On... said...

I posted/linked this giveaway from my blog to yours. It is on the left side of my blog under "Giveaways". This is where my readers go daily for current (and cool) giveaways.
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Ann On and On... said...

I posted/linked this giveaway from my blog to yours. It is on the left side of my blog under "Giveaways". This is where my readers go daily for current (and cool) giveaways.
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Ann On and On... said...

I posted/linked this giveaway from my blog to yours. It is on the left side of my blog under "Giveaways". This is where my readers go daily for current (and cool) giveaways.
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Ann On and On... said...

I posted/linked this giveaway from my blog to yours. It is on the left side of my blog under "Giveaways". This is where my readers go daily for current (and cool) giveaways.
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Ann On and On... said...

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Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway!!! I'm crossing my fingers.

Ann On and On... said...

I really like reading your review on Kusmi tea. (I commented)
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Ann On and On... said...

I am so glad I found you.... I'm a new follower. :D

ashley said...

I would love to try the Red Pear & Comice Pear. They look so good.

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Wanda said...

I sent gourmet pears to out-of-state family this Christmas and really, really wanted some for myself but couldn't quite stretch the budget that far. I'd love to try the beautiful Red Pear & Comice Mix Gift; of course, I'd love to win the Comice Pear Gift prize, too!

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Wanda said...

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Anonymous said...

The Bosc Pears Gift Box would be perfect.

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Laura said...

I would get the red and comice pear mix...so I could try two kinds!

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couponer said...

I would like to try the RED PEAR & COMICE MIX GIFT BOX

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Birdie S. said...

I'd like to try the Colossal Comice Pears Gift Box birdson@roadrunner.com

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mellisarock said...

I think that the red pears look super yummy!

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Jackie said...

I would love to try the Comice pears or the Red pears. Thanks for the review and giveaway...they look delicious!

Jackie said...

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Money Saving Maine-iac said...

I'd like to try the:

RED PEAR & COMICE MIX GIFT BOX

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Kerrie said...

I would like to try the RED PEAR & COMICE MIX GIFT BOX
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Anonymous said...

would love to try the Bosc pears
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Honey Mommy said...

I would like to try the red & comice pear mix gift box. Then you get the best of both worlds!

SharpTeethOfLove said...

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the Red Pears look wonderful!

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Shannon said...

I'd love to try the Red Pear & Comice Mix Gift - then I could taste two kinds! Yummy! Thanks!


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Carolsue said...

I would like to try the Red Pear Gift Box
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happyenchilada said...

I think the Colossal Comice Pear Gift Set sounds yummy.
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Dolphin Girl said...

The red pears look scrumpcious!

zachsgran said...

I'd like to try the red pears
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I would like to try the Red Pear Gift Box, mmmmm
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h. mcnaron said...

bosc pears are the best! i'd order those or red pears.
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Anonymous said...

red pears. Beautiful. Yum

sue

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maxfate said...

I'd like to try the Colossal Comice Pears-more to love! Thanks!

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Teri K said...

The giant Comice -- I've never seen tham.

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I've just subscribed to your blog.

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jakiesmom said...

i'd love to try their red pear and comice mix gift box

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Beth said...

I'd like the Bosc Pear Gift box as a housewarming gift for my brother.

Thanks for the chance.

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