Wake Up Your Morning Routine with Smucker's Snack'n Waffles Presweetened WafflesORRVILLE, Ohio  (Food-News.net)  Getting the kids out of bed, making sure outfits match, catching the bus on time, and that’s all before 9 a.m.!  Although mornings can be stressful for families, when the routine goes as planned, the rest of the day usually follows suit. Smucker’s® Snack’n Waffles presweetened waffles are perfectly portable for families to enjoy on the bus, in the car, or wherever morning adventures take them. The brand teamed up with television personality and lifestyle expert Hannah Keeley to launch the Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles On the Run Promotion where you can select your favorite morning routine personality for a chance to win $5,000 to make over your morning routine.

Now through November 17, 2011, consumers can visit www.snacknwaffles.com to select the morning routine style that best fits their personality. The Grand Prize Winner, as selected by Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles, will win an “on the run” morning routine makeover in the form of a check for $5,000, and a one hour, one-on-one consultation via telephone with Hannah Keeley who will advise on the winner’s morning routine makeover.

Also on the website, Hannah Keeley, host of the national public television series, “Hannah, Help Me!” shares tips for busy families to help make mornings more fun and organized.

“Mornings are full of the unexpected – forgotten homework, spilled milk, and a quick game of ‘hide and seek’ for the car keys or shoes,” said Hannah Keeley, author of Total Mom Makeover. “With some simple strategies, such as keeping a supply of ‘heat and eat’ options in the freezer like Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles presweetened waffles, mornings for busy parents can be stress-free.”

Some of Hannah’s other tips include:

  • Make a lunch center in your fridge so the kids can prepare their own lunches the night before. Use the bottom drawer of the fridge to store mini bags of fresh veggies, already washed and prepped, in addition to extra goodies the kids like in their lunches.
  • Keep an “oops! Kit” in  your car so you don’t have to waste time with common morning mishaps – like some stain remover, a jacket, mints, baby wipes, pencils and pens, detangler, and a comb (sorry, but you’re on your own with the homework).
  • In order to keep up with everyone’s schedule, post a huge calendar in the kitchen. Buy a pack of multi-colored pens and designate each color to a family member. Tie ribbons to the pens and attach them to the calendar so they don’t wander off. This way, everyone can be responsible for making their own updates to the calendar and you can immediately see who is doing what.

Smucker’s Snack’n Waffles presweetened waffles (SRP of $2.99, 4-pack) go from freezer to fingertips with no mess — you can microwave in 15 seconds or thaw the whole grain waffles in four delicious flavors, including Blueberry, Maple, Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip.

The Promotion runs now through 11:59 a.m. ET on November 17, 2011. Open to legal residents of the United States and D.C., 18 and older.  Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary.

About The J. M. Smucker Company

For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments.  Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker’s®, Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Cafe Pilon, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation®, Europe’s Best® and Bick’s® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 13 times, ranking number one in 2004. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.

The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks, except Pillsbury, the Barrelhead logo and the Doughboy character are trademarks of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license; Carnation is a trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., used under license; and Dunkin’ Donuts is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC, used under license. Borden and Elsie are trademarks used under license.

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