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Giveaway Time – Peanut Guess!

November is a time of feasts. Not only is it Thanksgiving in the United States, but the autumn bounty of seeds and nuts is in full swing for birds and other wildlife as they stock up for the coming winter. Some birds cache food, others bulk up their weight, others move about to take advantage of the best food sources. We’re getting into the spirit with our own giveaway feast – our very first peanut guess!

Giveaway Time!

The Nuts to Win

This month’s giveaway prize is a box filled with premium in-shell peanuts from Wakefield Peanut Company. These are raw Virginia peanuts, grown in the U.S.A. and ready to offer to backyard birds, squirrels, raccoons, deer, and other guests. The nuts have been sorted and there are no empty shells, sticks, twigs, or other debris – the box is chock full of peanutty goodness ready for hungry autumn and winter birds, just when they need this nutritious snack the most.

Enter the Giveaway

For this giveaway, entering is easy – or is it? Up for grabs is a large USPS mailing box filled with whole, in-shell peanuts. To win, all you have to do is guess how many peanuts fit in the box! And yes, I really did count every single one. But a few clues for you…

  • The box is a large, flat rate USPS cardboard box, measuring 12 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 6 inches tall.
  • The box is lined with a large plastic shopping bag (the thin kind you get from a variety of stores), tied closed with yarn.
  • There is no other packing material in the box – no air pockets, foam bits, bubble wrap, or other cushioning.
  • The entire package – box, bag, and nuts – weighs 8 pounds, 3.6 ounces, according to my non-scientific kitchen scale.
Fantastic Peanuts - Ready for Feeding! - Photo by Melissa Mayntz
Fantastic Peanuts – Ready for Feeding! – Photo by Melissa Mayntz

Every picture in this post is of the actual box and peanuts, ready for winning! To enter, you only have to answer the following question in the comments…

How many peanuts are in the box?

The answer closest to the actual number of peanuts will win! If two answers are equally close, the winner will be the answer that does not go over the real total. If two identical answers qualify as winners, the entry submitted first according to the time the comments are posted will win.

You must include a valid email address to be contacted if you win, and the contest is only open to participants in the United States. The box will ship from Be Your Own Birder, and by entering, all participants agree to the Giveaway Guidelines. Entries will close on November 21, 2020, and the winner will be selected at that time. Good luck – now let’s go nuts!

All tied up and ready to ship to the winner! - Photo by Melissa Mayntz
All tied up and ready to ship to the winner! – Photo by Melissa Mayntz


As an extra bonus, Wakefield Peanut Company is offering Be Your Own Birder readers a 10% discount on wildlife feeders as well as their 45-pound bag of shelled peanuts through the month of November! Use the discount code BYOB when you check out for a winning deal!

Congratulations to Cheryl for guessing 1,227 peanuts – the closest to the real answer of 1,369 peanuts in the box!

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