Gift Card and Cookies Giveaway

I really am loving today. I’m loving it a lot! And I’m thinking you guys may too when you check out the end of this post!

Being my first day of vacation this week, I slept in a bit, enjoyed a mug of coffee while lounging on the couch, and then headed out to the gym. On my way there, I snacked on a Clif Z Bar.


One of my favorite pre-workout snacks!

I hopped on the elliptical for 15 minutes of intervals before heading into my BodyPump class. The instructor actually mixed things up a bit and did Release 72, which I totally forgot used to be one of my favorites! SCORE. Open-mouthed smile

After class, I knew I had some errands to run, so I actually grabbed my entire peanut butter container before leaving the house this morning.


Yeah, I’m cool like that. Smile

I also brought a banana with me, which took many dunks into that pool of PB. It was incredible.

After my snacking in the gym parking lot was complete, I made an excuse to stop by Starbucks for a tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato.


Hey, I’m on vacation. Winking smile


Once I got home, it was past lunch time and my tummy was grumblin’! I was feeling a little snacky, so I put together a little snack plate:


Very Christmas-esque looking veggies for today: baby cukes, grape tomatoes, & celery.


My favorite component of my snack plate, however, was by far the amazing naan bread. After eyeing them for months, I finally picked up a package of Fabulous Flats Tandoori Naan bread during yesterday’s grocery trip.


I cut one of the two flats in half, sprayed it with a little butter-flavored non-stick cooking spray, and heated on the stove top for about 3 minutes. DELICIOUS!! Open-mouthed smile


Now, for the goods!

This afternoon, I spent a little time trying to organize my purse and wallet (scary!) and happened to come across this $25.00 gift card for Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc.


Well, unfortunately for me, none of these restaurants are located anywhere near me. I’d really hate for it to go to waste, SOO…It’s up for grabs!

BUT wait…there’s MORE (so infomercial, right??) Winking smile

In addition to the $25.00 gift card, I will also include a dozen cookies of the winner’s choice! You can choose from:

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk

Chocolate Butterscotch Cheesecake Chocolate Gooey Butter

To Enter the Gift Card & Cookies Giveaway:

*Simply leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to win!

You can also earn some EXTRA entries too:

  1. Become a fan of Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life’s Facebook page (<—click on that link to get there) and leave a comment telling me you did (or that you already are!) Winking smile
  2. Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter: “I just entered @SweetToothCourt’s Gift Card & Cookies Giveaway! – (<—be sure to leave a comment letting me know that you did!)

*I will randomly choose a winner Tuesday (tomorrow) evening. GOOD LUCK! Open-mouthed smile


  1. says

    I’d love to win because we LOVE Rock Bottom. (Any my fiancee hates to spend money on going out to dinner so if we have an awesome gift card, I might be able to twist his arm into going! lol) and their Chicken Salad with Grapes is amazing.

  2. AL says

    I would like to win because I LOVE cookies! :) And going out to eat is only a special treat for me since I am a poor college student…

  3. Brianna says

    I would love to win because I have never been to any of the restaurants and really would love the chance to go. Also, the cookies look delish!! =)

  4. Erin says

    I’d like to win b/c I used to go to Old Chicago ALL the time in college but haven’t been in ages so it would be good to reminisce.

  5. says

    I would Loooove to win because Old Chicago is one of my favorite restaurants. My friends and I always go there for our birthdays because they have this AWESOME cookie pizza pie thing. So So Good!

    Plus, winning some of your delicious-looking cookies would be so bad either 😉
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  6. Nicole says

    I would love to win because I’ve never won a blog giveaway before! This is my first time commenting on your blog, and I just wanted to let you know what an inspiration it is! The girls from work and I swoon over your delicious looking recipes, and you really show that you can eat healthy AND indulge.

  7. Jen M. says

    I would love to win because I love Rock Bottom AND Old Chicago and go to both all the time, so would totally put that gift card to good use, AND would love to try some of your homemade cookies! I already know that I’d pick the oatmeal raisin chocolate chunk, YUM!

  8. Courtney says

    It’s pretty simple: I’d like to be chosen winner because I’m currently trying to wipe the drool running down my face from staring at those cookie portraits, om nom nom. Cheesecake butterscotch anyone?

  9. Stefanie says

    I would like to win because all of those cookies look delicious =p & because more than 1 of those restaraunts is a regular for me & my family!

  10. Lindsay@Brownies For Brunch says

    I am the ultimate cookie monster. Ask anyone in my family. They literally will hide them from me! Soo I think a batch of your amazing cookies should be stashed in my room! They sound delish!

  11. Tori says

    I’d love to win because I’m a broke little college student and never says no to restaurant gift cards! : ) Not to mention I’d LOVE to try some of your delicious-lookin chewy chocolate chip cookies!

  12. Karen says

    I would love to take my husband to Rock Bottom since he has never been there and loves beer. If I won, those Chocolate Gooey Cookies would SOOO be MINE and not sure if I could share those with the hubs…ha-ha!! Enjoy your vacation!!

  13. Nikki says

    I want to win to prove to my 87 year old grandma who I live with that following food blogs pays off. She doesn’t understand modern technology.

  14. Stephanie says

    I almost didn’t post a comment because first I thought… “rock bottom restaurants? never heard of it.” then I thought… “wow, no rock bottom restaurants near me, AND missing out on a chance to try Courtney’s mouth watering cookies.” UNTIL… I googled the locations of the restaurants and discovered that there is one in Boston, MA! My favorite big city (besides NYC, of course.)
    What a great way to spend a day in the city, and with a yummy snack to enjoy on the hour long ride!

  15. Erin Kleinfelter says

    So funny that you are offering up this giftcard because I just recently realized that my local mall put in a Rock Bottom in place of my old favorite italian restaurant. I have been meaning to go and this will definitely give me an excuse :)

  16. Megan says

    I’d love to win because I can take my little cousins out to Rock Bottom after we go iceskating downtown. Might as well enjoy the cold, snowy weather while it’s here!

  17. Kristen says

    I’d love to win because there is nothing better than getting a homemade care package and a great excuse to go out to eat with people you love.

  18. Saralinn says

    I want those cookies! They look like they’d go well with a skinny caramel macchiato…my current favorite from Starbucks! =P

  19. Courtney says

    I’d love to win because my husband is taking the bar exam this week and I think life will be pretty great when he’s done and we can actually do things like go out to dinner! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    ps-your naan looks amazing!

  20. Malika says

    Well because…. I WANT TO TRY YOUR COOKIES SOOOOO BAD. I can’t even explain how many times I want to eat them through my computer screen. You are such an amazing baker and to be able to try them.. dhkjfhs amazing.

  21. Diane says

    I’d like to win because my fiance goes to Rock Bottom for happy hour with his buddies all the time…Wouldn’t I look like such a sweetheart if I gave him a gift card that I won?! (And couldn’t I remind him of that when I want him to do the dishes?!?!?!)

  22. says

    Hi Courtney!

    I’m going to be honest – while I would love to win that restaurant card, it’s your cookies that I’m really after!! I am a middle school teacher in the Chicagoland area on the brink of report card writing time (curse the trimester system!). I can’t think of anything better in keeping my brain cranking with those 85 personal narratives than having a box of your chewy chocolate chip cookies on hand!

    Also, I am a facebook friend (gotta increase my chances!)
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  23. Erica says

    Hello Courtney!! I’m always on your blog looking up your recipes! You are truly a inspiration on how to keep things healthy and but also fantastic! I was so excited to see your give away because your baked goods always look so good! And I would really appreciate that gift to put towards a MUCH needed date night for me and my hubby, when u have bills and two kids anything helps for a special night for the two of you and my two girls and hubby would love to share those cookies! Thanks : )

  24. Stefanie says

    Why would I like to win? Besides Old Chicago and Rock Bottom are local to us, and I haven’t had a cookie since Xmas? Cause I never win! :)

  25. Tracy says

    I would love to win the gift card. We have an Old Chicago that we love to eat at so it would be awesome to win a free meal! Plus the cookies look yummy too!!

  26. Nicki says

    I’d love to win! I currently work a 4/wk, 10hr/day job and my boyfriend (bless his heart) cooks every night so we don’t have to eat super late. Taking him out to eat plus having some homemade cookies would be a perfect treat for him!

  27. Diana says

    i would like to win because your cookies look absolutely amazing and my teeny tiny 1/2 kitchen wont allow for much cooking or baking. As a sweets-a-holic I know I would love them!

  28. says

    I would love to win bc Rock Bottom has awesome food & even better home made beers!
    Your website is so clever & chock full of recipes that are both appealing and healthy.
    Thanks for all the great ideas!!
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  29. fallon says

    I would LOVE to win because i have a lunch date with my mom this weekend and it would be great if i could treat her to something tasty and delicious. And your cookies always look AMAZING so id love to win those as well :)

  30. katy says

    i’d love to win because i love cookies :) and we have a rock bottom here in DC that would be convenient to try.

    PS- love the site and especially your photography.

  31. Kristy says

    I’d love to win just because those cookies look so yum. But also because I’ve been meaning to try out Rock Bottom with my long distance boyfriend. I feel like he’d love it!

  32. Cheryl says

    I would love to win this for a variety of reasons.
    A- The gift card would do wonders to feed my poor college budget tastebuds
    B- Cookies made by you=Deliciousness
    C- Cookies=Brain power for studying
    D- It would just be amazing to get mail for a change lol

  33. Amber says

    I’d love to win because it would give me an excuse to go to Chicago for the weekend to use the gift card at the Rock Bottom! :)

  34. Aria says

    That is SO weird – I just went to the Rock Bottom Brewery last Friday for the 1st time and it was amazing! Plus your cookies look mouth watering so this would be the best giveaway to win :-) Pick me, pick me! hahaha
    Enjoy your vacation!!

  35. says

    I LOVE rock bottom brewery! I would LOVE to win this giveaway! I dont think I could say “LOVE” any more in the comment, but I LOVE your cookies aswell, so hopefully I will win this LOVELY giveaway! :)
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