Getting Ready for Labor Day with Simply Heinz — Giveaway FUN!

by Janice

On Tuesday, our kids will head back to school.

While much of the continent has already been packing lunches and stuffing backpacks for a few weeks, here in the Pacific Northwest we have been lingering in the sun and staying up past bedtime. The party doesn’t end for us until the day after Labor Day.

barbeque-against-blue-skyBut wherever we are, whether we are back at school or holding onto our last hours of summertime freedom, Labor Day is special. It is time to relax and pull out the barbecue. It is time to enjoy the sunshine as we say good-bye to summer.

So, for this last barbecue themed holiday of the summer, we have Simply Heinz™ – our favorite condiment! – here to celebrate with us.

I grew up with Heinz® Ketchup. I honestly don’t remember my mother ever buying a bottle of ketchup that wasn’t Heinz.

Now, in my house, the Heinz® Ketchup loyalty lives on.

And we go through a ton of it! My son LOVES ketchup – seriously loves the stuff. I don’t think the child could live long without it. He eats it with Macaroni and Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Eggs, Sausages, Brats, Bacon, Hash Browns, Roasted Potatoes, and even Steak.

Our Favorite Ketchup just got BETTER!

Simply-Heinz-KetchupSo, with our heavy consumption of ketchup around here, I was ecstatic when I heard that Heinz recently came out with Simply Heinz™ Tomato Ketchup, which is made with sugar, instead of high fructose corn syrup.

I actually squealed. I know – kinda pathetic. But this is blogging ladies. Gotta share the truth!

So, since it is Labor Day this weekend, and we will be gathering around our barbecues once again, we thought it was perfect to have Simply Heinz™ sponsor our Labor Day Link Up.

One Labor Day, but TWO Chances to Win…

On Labor Day, we will put up a linky post for you to add your Labor Day themed post’s link. And, to add to the fun, we will have a $100 gift card and one year’s supply of Simply Heinz™ (coupons for 12 free bottles) ketchup for a random winner.

But that is not all! We will also have a winner drawn from the comments on this post too! We will choose one random winner from the comments on this post who will also win a $100 gift card and one year’s supply of Simply Heinz™ ketchup (coupons for 12 free bottles) .

So make sure you come back after you celebrate Labor Day and link up your Labor Day post and find others to visit!

It is our way of making sure the celebrations continue as you share your memories with your online friends, old and new. So make sure you hop around the linkies next week and leave comments as you go.

There is no rush to get your link up on September 6th — so enjoy your holiday and link up when you have your post ready on your site.

How To Enter

Please leave a comment below by Friday, September 17th, and tell us about your Labor Day plans or traditions.

To make entering simpler for you, only one entry per person please. (We will be having a second giveaway on the Labor Day Link Up. You are welcome to enter both this giveaway and Monday’s Labor Day Link Up.)

While we limited entries to make it easier for you, we REALLY appreciate you taking the time to TWEET or SPREAD the word about our giveaways and Link Ups. Linking makes the blogosphere go ’round. So please hit the Twitter button or the Facebook buttons for us. THANKS! And since you didn’t have to do it, that is great bloggy karma!;) And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the Heinz® Ketchup Facebook page!

This giveaway is open from September 2nd, 2010, to September 17th, 2010. We will announce our winner on Saturday, September 18th. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and is void where prohibited by law.

For more information about our giveaways, please see our site’s terms and conditions of use.

Don’t Forget: to enter our second giveaway, come back on Labor Day for our Labor Day Link Up.
And thank you so much to our sponsor, Simply Heinz™.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

Please Note: Simply Heinz™ is sponsoring our Labor Day Link Up. Our opinions, as usual, are ALL ours!



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1 Angel S. September 2, 2010 at 2:58 am

We always close out the summer at the State Fair! Which includes getting a huge corn dog with ketchup!

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2 Sarah September 2, 2010 at 7:43 am

The only plans we have here is my husband’s fantasy football draft each year on Labor Day itself! Maybe the kids and I will do a movie night!

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3 Jen September 2, 2010 at 7:59 am

I squeeled, too! Just bought some yesterday.

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4 Holly September 2, 2010 at 8:45 am

We’re planning to have my family over for a cookout and I’ll probably do some more canning.

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5 Linda Stewart September 2, 2010 at 9:35 am

We plan to grill ribs and eat to our hearts content. I also plan to take advantage of a long weekend to transition Lil Bit into his own little big boy bed and to get the new baby moved into his crib to sleep. Sounds like that may be a labor within itself!

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6 Jaimie September 2, 2010 at 10:17 am

We usually use that day to relax around the house. We never make plans, but usually do end up getting together with people. Last holiday here before school starts!!

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7 Kelly W. September 2, 2010 at 10:17 am

This Labor Day weekend, my husband and I are going to the Chick-fil-A Kick Off game between UNC Chapel Hill and LSU. We will be grilling out and tailgating! On another note … I’m obsessed with ketchup too. I think I eat french fries just to have ketchup!

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8 Angie B. September 2, 2010 at 10:18 am

On Labor Day weekend this year we are planning on attending our local River Days Festival and listening to Fog Hat, as well as probably attending a dirt track race at our local race track. On Monday, we get up early in the morning and go to a big flea market in the area and probably cook out afterwards.

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9 LT September 2, 2010 at 10:31 am

We always have a BBQ with friends over for Labor Day weekend! Our friends are bringing the hamburgers and I am making Potato Salad, and maybe Pasta salad too!

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10 Amber C September 2, 2010 at 10:32 am

Our kids have been back to school since the end of July. We have a modified year round calendar so in 3 weeks they will have a 2 week fall break. Hard to believe we are already at our first break!

I am soooooooo excited about Simply Heinz. Its about time manufacturers realize we don’t want high fructose syrup in everything!

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11 Erica Mueller September 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

Joining you in the squeal, cause I prefer the taste of Heinz, but when Hunts started making ketchup without HFCS I switched. Now I can go back to what I love!!!

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12 Melanie:::Adorkable September 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

we never really have many Labor Day plans—the ones I remember most fondly are the four years that Labor Day was move-in day on my college campus. It’s been three years since then and we haven’t developed any new traditions. :)

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13 Kristie September 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

Each year my husband’s family has a picnic back amongst some cherry trees on the family’s farm. It’s a neat tradition and it’s a little more special for my husband and I because it’s also the day he proposed to me 5 years ago this Labor Day! :-)

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14 Mami2jcn September 2, 2010 at 11:27 am

We will probably just stay home and barbecue. The kids just started school and they’ll want to catch up on their sleep over the weekend.

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15 Annie September 2, 2010 at 11:58 am

We are planning a camping trip with two other families to a cabin in the woods by a lake. Sounds like heaven with mosquitoes! Lots of fishing and relaxing, which is fine with me as long as I don’t have to clean the fish.

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16 Sam Kelley September 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

This year is going to be a bit different. Normally, I stay in one place, but this year I am off at college. That means party dashing to all the barbecues.

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17 paula September 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm

i cook out with my kids and then go to the park and then bomb fire at night and make smores we do that every year! of course i use heinz ketchup! i stock up @ samsclub so i make brats and hotdogs and hamburgers FUN!!!!!!!!!!

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18 Jodi September 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

We will probably go over to the inlaws and have a cook out.

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19 Emily September 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

We have a family cookout in the back yard with burgers, brats and plenty of Heinz Ketchup.

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20 Megret September 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Super excited about Simply Heinz, too! I am all about no HFCS — so we will be using this brand/kind from now on.

We are going to have an ice cream party at my grandparents’ — with all the toppings and fixings you can imagine. Getting a chance to see all my relatives “Just Because” is reason to celebrate!

musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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21 Jess September 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm

No Labor Day traditions here, but we are going camping at a state park for the weekend.

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22 Erin September 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

every year we have a BBQ at my Aunt and Uncle’s house with a corn hole tournament and everything! WEBN fireworks is also a tri state tradition!

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23 staci September 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

We’ll probably have a cook-out..and just hang out. It’s still hot here in FL so we will probably be in the pool quite a bit!

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24 Shelley September 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Plan on going to the lake.

(Thanks for another great giveaway!)

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25 Melissa R September 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Free ketchup and money? I’m swooning! So hope I win.

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26 Jen September 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hanging out with my mom this year at her house…in her pool!

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27 Wendy Atkin September 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Always. Always a cookout, ribs hamburgs, hotdogs( don’t forget the Heinz ketchup), potato salad, pasta salad,.Cold Beer, Corn on the cob.,Watermelon, fresh berries strawberry pie.

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28 Natalie September 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I think this year we are going to be local travelers—having family fun around our town. That means lots of swimming, picnics, and having fun just being together. :)

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29 Jessia September 2, 2010 at 2:03 pm

we were planning to go to the beach but bad weather is headed this way. Instead, we are going to try to grill and shop!:)

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30 debp September 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Usually, we just cookout. But I was just told that my son wants to have a picnic with a bunch of friends, so it looks like I am doing alot of cooking.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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31 Laura D September 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Labor Day is usually spent watching my so play baseball at some tournament. Afterwards, it’s barbeque and the pool.

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32 Steph September 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

We usually BBQ or have a special meal on Labor Day.

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33 Elizabeth September 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm

we usually have a campfire in the backyard with my family and all of our kids. we do traditional hotdogs, potato salad, mom’s baked beans, and ofcourse, smores!

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34 Becca - Our Crazy Boys September 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Traditions? None. We spend the day hanging out and being with each other… Well, I guess that’s a tradition… :)

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35 Sara at Saving For Someday September 2, 2010 at 7:27 pm

No traditions other than just spending the day together as a family.

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36 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews September 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm

We are going to have our 2nd Annual Shrimp Boil at my parents’ hosue this weekend. All my sisters and their significant others, plus my aunt, uncle, cousin, and in-laws are coming. We had a blast last year, so I’m sure it will be fun.

psmomreviews@gmail.com

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37 Jen C September 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Planning to relax for labor day this year – it’s my birthday weekend. The family and I are going to the fair on Sunday, hopefully they will be waiting on mommy on Monday!

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38 Carolyn September 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm

We are going to have a relaxing day at home. Probably have our own bbq and get caught up on some gardening.

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39 nan lara September 2, 2010 at 10:14 pm

we usually get together at families house for a bbq
nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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40 Barbara Manatee September 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

We don’t have any set traditions other than me going back to work (I’m a teacher) and we often have a bonfire with a few friends.

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41 Ellen C. September 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

We just usually visit my parents for a bbq lunch and my in-laws for dinner. Thanks for the chance.

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42 Katie September 2, 2010 at 11:02 pm

We’re going to the Kansas City Irish Fest — it goes all weekend long and is super fun!

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43 Aleyta September 3, 2010 at 12:15 am

We are going with my husbands father (Grandpa!!) to their cabin in Northern California. This will be our daughters first time at the familys cabin so we’re pretty exccited!!! BBQ, fishing and hopefully 5 minutes for me to read a book :)

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44 Amy B.
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September 3, 2010 at 4:19 am

My family does the family get together. My aunts usually host it and we have a pot luck dinner and each brings something different than the year before, but this year it will be at my mothers. We love seeing relatives who live out of state and love that all the kids get to play with their cousins. It’s really nice to end the summer with family. I love summer but love to see this time of year come for our families tradition.

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45 Shelly September 3, 2010 at 5:29 am

My family always gets together with my brother and his family,as well as my parents for a Labor Day cookout and to celebrate my birthday and my nephews birthday!
Thanks
bleatham*at*gmail.com

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46 Lisa September 3, 2010 at 6:42 am

First off I am a HUGE Heinz fan lol – I put ketchup on everything! And only Heinz or it tastes weird to me :)
We spend Labor Day at the beach each year with friends & family. It’s a beautiful state park here in CT and we fly kites, sit by the water, cook out & relax before the craziness of the school year starts.

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47 Kathy Stevenson September 3, 2010 at 7:30 am

We always have a cook out and go swimming one last time if the weather is good!

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48 Maggie M. September 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

We always go to my parents for a bbq and the last swimming of the season! Always have heinz!
Thank you!
Maggie M.

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49 Kay M September 3, 2010 at 9:07 am

We have a big get together here at home. All of my kids and grandkids come, and my husbands sister, and brother, and their families come. We grill a couple of briskets, and sausage, and hot dogs, and hamburgers, and everyone brings something to add to the buffet table! We eat, socialize, laugh, ride 4 wheelers around our 13 acres, play yard games, and the little kids chase the chickens and geese. We just all have a great time.

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50 Julie Beasley September 3, 2010 at 9:20 am

Our furniture consignment store will be opening for our first day in the new location. So excited :) So, whatever we do will revolve around that.

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51 stacy September 3, 2010 at 10:35 am

We are planning to go to my mil’s where everyone brings something to share.

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52 Becky M September 3, 2010 at 11:31 am

we will be having a labor day picnic with my siblings and their children

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53 JennB September 3, 2010 at 11:37 am

I am going to 2 parties and going to take the kids to see Grandma and Grandpa. It’s going to be so much fun!

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54 alyce September 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

we always grill out!

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55 Nikki September 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

Sadly enough, we don’t really have any traditions for Labor Day. Our plans vary from year to year, and this year, we all just plan to relax. With three kids, my husband in school, and both of us working full time jobs, we’ve been pretty busy around here. We just plan to take it easy, maybe grill out some burgers and hot dogs here at the house, and just enjoy being together as a family…without stress, deadlines, school work, or jobs getting in the way!

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56 Amanda Barry September 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

We go to my inlaws to eat, swim, play games, have some drinks,laugh, and spend time with each other. We have all sorts of great food from hamburgers and hot dogs to ribs to italian beef. Oh its deliscious and alot of fun.

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57 MrsMasterChief September 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

Thisa year my fiancee and I are planning our wedding during our time off on Labor Day weekend!

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58 Lena September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

Old fashioned BBQ with our friends

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59 Rebecca September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

We have a cook out with who ever feels like joining us….Friends and family. This year we are lucky to have Relastives from out of state.

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60 Erin A September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

This labor day we are going to hang by the pool and bbq enjoying the weather! (:

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61 jeannine leonard September 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

We as a family are attending the local fair this holiday weekend. Kids cannot wait to see the amilmals and go on rides, Us as adults, cannot wait for the food, especially if there is Heinz ketchup involved. We are also going to a place called Hawk Mountain for a live rapture program for the kids, Beuatiful weather here in PA, so we are going to enjoy it .

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62 chatterboxchick81 September 3, 2010 at 11:40 am

For as long as i can remember we have had a boat. Our tradition is going boating on the sacramento river, or folsom lake.

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63 Robin September 3, 2010 at 11:40 am

Homemade french fries with malt vinegar and Heinz ketchup!

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64 marina September 3, 2010 at 11:40 am

Sounds crazy but yeah…my dottie wants us all to go to the zoo….woohoo!!

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65 debbie September 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

We always do a cook out, and the kids cry in their soda because they know its back to school time…lol!

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66 Darla September 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

We are having a cookout at my mom and dad’s house. Plus going to my son-in-laws for an annual fish fry. Lots of fun! Lots of Heinz ketchup!

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67 Kellie Bowen September 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

RV Camping in Glenrose, TX…pool, wildlife, lots of fun, grilled hamburgers and Heinz Ketchup!!

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68 Terry September 3, 2010 at 11:43 am

We are planning BBQ for the family!

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69 Margaret Santer September 3, 2010 at 11:43 am

I will be attending a family picnic at my youngest son’s house with my two sons, daughter-in-law and my nephew. Dominic (my nephew) and Bryan (my oldest son) are Heinz addicts. I would love to win the giveaway because with these two characters coming around, we go through a lot of Heinz ketchup. We just purchased the Simply Heinz variety and it’s already our new favorite!

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70 Becka September 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

Well SAturday is my birthday so we are going out Saturday night to celebrate that. But for labor day we are going to have a huge family cookout… weather permitting.

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71 Kate September 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

We always have a BBQ and one last outing in the pool. ALWAYS have burgers and dogs with plenty o’ Heinz Ketchup!

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72 Dawne September 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

My family always has a big cookout and I enjoy it so much. After having lived so far away from my brothers and parents for 24 years, it always means so much to me to be able to spend every holiday wtih them!

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73 Kathy September 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

I am going on a picnic to Polaski Park, my favorite park………….I love hamburgers right off the grill, and then pour Heinz ketchup all over the burger, where it drips out! We also cook beans, and put Heinz ketchup on those, and serve salad, watermelon and iced tea and lemonade! There’s a beautiful beach, just a short walk away from the picnic tables, and a bridge that goes from RI to CT, all in about twelve steps!
It is so relaxing!

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74 Lisa September 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

We will be going to friends house, and having Heinz with our dinner!

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75 Zappletree September 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

Usually me and all my friends have a giant lakeside cookout/swim fest. This year though I have to work on Labor day. :(

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76 Morgan Stone September 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

I’m going to celebrate my dad’s 50th birthday with some Heinz Ketchup drenched hot dogs and hamburgers!

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77 Joanne Deschenes September 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

I miss our tradition….. In May, Memorial Day would start with a big picnic at my Aunt and Uncle’s house…. Labor Day was the day for our picnic. Of course, it was mostly the same people as Memorial Day, but my mom would cook for days in advance…. Too much food was always served…. Heinz would be used in the Polish food cooking…. One of mom’s best recipes, though was her version of meatballs…. She would empty a bottle of Heinz in a bowl. She would then refill the bottle with sherry and mix it with the ketchup. Add meatballs and heat…. it was the best….

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78 Mary Jo September 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

Hubby has to work all weekend and Labor Day, but on Tuesday we are leaving for a quick getaway in New Orleans. :)

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79 melrosestar September 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

We never really know until the last minute but I hope we have another family BBQ pool party!

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80 Kelly Colucci September 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

We are going to visit a miniature petting farm, cleaning our carpets (kids are going to help too), and in general are planning to have a stay at home vacation weekend with our kids!

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81 alyssa September 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

We always go to a baseball game and throw a big tailgate party equipped with bloody marys, burgers, brats and all the fixings, including lots of ketchup!

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82 Ken September 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

I grew up with Heinz ketchup, and have continued buying it for my family. I’ve even been known to eat a ketchup sandwich… just bread, butter, and Heinz ketchup.

Heinz is the best, and I’m excited about the new Simply Heinz, as I’ve been trying to buy more foods without high fructose corn syrup.

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83 Cindy September 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

We take in as many of the wonderful festivals St Louis has over the weekend. We get gyros at the Greek Festival, watch Asian artisans at their craft at the Japanese Festival at the Botanical Garden and whatever else appeals to us. We finish off the weekend with a big cook-out on Monday.

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84 Linda Kish September 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

100+ degrees and my son is working. I will be hanging out in air conditioned comfort in my house.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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85 Fawn H September 3, 2010 at 11:54 am

We have a big end of summer cookout for all of our friends and family!

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86 Sherri September 3, 2010 at 11:55 am

As usual and traditionally we will be at camp surrounded by friends and family! With the husbad playing DJ – it will be an awesome weekend!

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87 Cindy Munkelt September 3, 2010 at 11:58 am

Hope to be able to barbeque but an uninvited guest by the name of Hurricane Earl may have other plans for us.

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88 Jill Henderson September 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

We are attending a wedding in St. Louis on a farm— It will be a great joy to celebrate such a momentous day in the life of the newlyweds with all of the extended family. Now everyone keep your fingers crossed that the storm does not screw up all of the flights!

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89 Patsy September 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm

We have three little girls and moved 600 miles away from our closest family so we really have no traditions for our “new” family. We will be grilling out at home and taking the kids swimming!

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90 Debbie September 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Our Labor Day plans are:
Breakfast: HEINZ KETCHUP with Scrambled eggs at the side – HENIZ KETCHUP with bacon as a side
Lunch: HEINZ KETCHUP with grilled burgers, potatoe salad and chips, adding HEINZ KETCHUP with some hot dogs on the side if still hungry
Supper: HEINZ KETCHUP with ribs –tried bbq sauce once just doesn’t have the flavor -HEINZ KETCHUP with baked potatoes and a dinner salad.

My husband, son and I are HEINZ lovers!! My son didn’t realize until he went to college people actually would purchase a different brand and try to use that sour stuff. He went to college with a HEINZ 6-pk with him. Oh, by the way when we got married –we received a case of HEINZ KETCHUP –24 years ago!

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91 Stacy September 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Spending time with good friends. Hopefully have a bonfire/cookout. Always have an abundance of Heinz Ketchup! Simply the best!! What a great way to spend a holiday weekend!

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92 marlene b September 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

we will have family and friends over for a cookout. Charcoal of course. then the kids will get wet in the sprinkler weather permitting. always fun on labor day.

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93 Michelle September 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

We are having a family BBQ, relaxing and hanging out by the pool!!!!! Good Food Good Times….

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94 Abrown September 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I will be celebrating my 1 year anniversary to my wonderful husband!! Hopefully breakfast in bed with Heinz Ketchup all over my breakfast (which my husband thinks is a sin to put ketchup on breakfast foods, but I <3 it!! Happy holiday everyone!

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95 Carolyn Farrier September 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I am taking my daughter to the local parade and then we will cook out on the grill. Most likely then go for a bike ride if the weather is nice out!

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96 Hope September 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Sadley enough there has come a day when our school district felt the need NOT to give the kids the day off!!! So our Labor Day celebration will partake over the weekend. We will be soaking in the rays by the lake, BBQ some Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, so that our Heinz will not feel as left out as our kids will on Monday!

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97 Rachel September 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm

having a cookout and swimming. :)

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98 Natalie J. Vandenberghe September 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

This year, I will be preparing for the arrival of out-of-town (from Oklahoma and CA) guests . First, I need to drive my son to Florence (on the beautiful Oregon coast) to join some friends who are camping for the long weekend (my son couldn’t go when they did because he had football practice–this is his first year of playing and I’m nervous).
Growing up, it was our tradition to have a picnic.
Have a wonderful weekend.
p.s. Heinz is the only brand of Ketchup I’ll buy (or eat, for that matter). It’s what I grew up with and I don’t like how any other brand tastes.

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99 Angie MacFarland September 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

We really do not have any traditions, but this year we are doing something new. Tomorrow we are going to “The Hawk Mountain Line” Kempton Train for the day, with a picnic lunch. The Monday on Labor Day we are taking the kids to a local nature park for some fun outdoors and another enjoyable picnic. Maybe we will make this out annual thing, we’ll just have to see how it goes.

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100 Terrie September 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm

We’ll be going to the Ford Arts, Beats and Eats plus doing some outdoor cooking. I love long weekends with the family.

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101 Dana H September 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Super fun cookout with close family and friends. Hamburgers and hotdogs (with plenty of Heinz for all), fruit and pool time are in our future :) Labor Day weekend here we come!

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102 Jessica September 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Well, I do all the usual things cookout with friends and family. However this year is going to be a bit different. college football opens this weekend so I will be traveling up to Washington DC to watch the Virginia Tech vs. Boise football game. GO HOKIES!!!

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103 CHris September 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Having a cookout with friends and family.

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104 Connie H September 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Heintz and Labor day are the perfect combo, with a Smith’s hot dog and you make for a great holdiday.

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105 patricia September 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm

big family reunion at my house! Lots of family, good food, fun!

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106 Mike and Sandy September 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm

We don’t have any, but we do spend time with our families. Labor Day always coincides with the beginning of school, so it’s usually a “relaxing” weekend. Now that “Simply Heinz” is available, maybe we’ll do more BBQ!

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107 xochitz September 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm

This labour day I’m EXTRA excited because my long-distance boyfriend is coming to visit and staying for a WHOLE WEEK! : D There’s also going to be a big barbecue on campus, that I’ll be attending. ^_^

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108 Jaimie K September 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm

My husband is a school teacher, so we love the little day off right at the beginning of the school year!
I just had a baby last week, brought her home, and a few days later she stopped breathing and had to be resusitated (by me). She’s doing well now, but frankly I’m just excited to rest and relax with my family and husband at home this labor day!
Wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

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109 Barb September 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Labor day – time to spend ‘ketching up’ with friends!!! Labor Day parade – always fun!

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110 Gary McClelland September 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Labor Day means my birthday. It is always over the Labor Day weekend and we celebrate with brats, burgers, beer on buns with Heinz.

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111 Keni-Lyn Wendt September 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Heinz is the ONLY ketchup!!! When I eat in restraunts and the serve something that isn’t Heinz I can taste such a difference that I have to force myself to eat it without gaging or not use any ketchup at all!!

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112 Donna September 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

WE love Simply Heinz ketchup its the base for our BBQ sauce both hot and mild. Growing up it was only Heinz ketchup and to this day if a restaurant does not have Heinz we do not go back. On a different note the new Heinz Spicy ketchup is GREAT.

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113 mfbscb September 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

My husband is a vegitarian and we rarely have big meaty dinners, we do a few bbqs so my son and I do get to enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs with Heinz our family staple. When my son was young he saw my husband make a “burger” with all the trimmings except the meat! So my son
invented his own. Ketchup Burger, you guessed it just Heinz and a Bun! He has it anytime with any form of Bread! We buy our Ketchup in Bulk he’s a growing Boy.

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114 Sean Horn September 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

It’s the only ketchup I eat!!

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115 Tracey Byram September 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm

We always spend the Labor Day weekend camping and boating with friends and family.

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116 Donna Baer September 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Planning to grill at least 2-3 times over weekend–grilling is a fun part of a Labor Day weekend celebration, and my husband always uses Heinz Ketchup on my mac and cheese or potatoes au gratin….I have also found that adding Heinz Ketchup to my beef marinade adds a rich, wonderful flavor to the marinade!

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117 Sheila September 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm

We’ll be having a barbecue (with Heinz Ketchup on the table!) and pool party with some of our wonderful neighbors!

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118 TERRI L September 3, 2010 at 12:51 pm

We are going to have a nice day of eating having family over and outdoor firepit fun times

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119 Laura Benjamin September 3, 2010 at 12:51 pm

We usually go to our camp each Labor Day with our family and our parents. My dad loves to barbecue and makes the best ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs. Heinz has always been a big part of the grilling as my dad has made a “special sauce” he puts on what we are barbecuing and makes everything taste so much better. This year though will be the first year we will not have our mom with us and my dad has Macular Degeneratio and really misses my mom. We told him that we could cancel our traditional barbecue but he said my mom would want us to have it. We are buying tons of Heinz but he said that his secret sauces will have to be bought by my daughter so the secret of Heinz and grilling will still be secret! It is so nice to see his sense of humor coming back!

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120 Paulette September 3, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Heinz field cookoff this weekend. Will be there all weekend enjoying the food and concerts.
Heinz is the only Ketchup for me. Born and raise in the Burgh. Nothing better.

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121 Donna L. September 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm

We’re going to drive over to my in-laws’ house and spend the long weekend there, barbequing, swimming, and just catching up on our lives.

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122 Kristina R September 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm

We are having a BIG pool party/ cook out at our house. Not to mention I have a Sweet 16 and another Labor Day party to go to this weekend! I’m sure Heinz Ketchup will be present at all of these events, especially mine!!

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123 TRAVIS L September 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm

GREAT FOOD FAMILY AND FUN

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124 Lynn Heinz September 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm

No big plans for the holiday weekend for us.

When my son was younger, he thought that Heinz ketchup was OUR ketchup because our family name is Heinz (as I always say, “unfortunately…there is no family relation”). He has outgrown that idea, but not the idea that Heinz ketchup is a must at the dinner table. He thinks it goes with everything. He even eats it, as he calls it, “pure” (just the ketchup).

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125 erika merrifield September 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I grew up in Fremont Ohio near a Heinz plant. In the summer months when the wind was just right the sweet aroma of Heinz ketchup could be smelled from my home. I’ll never forget the fun backyard BBQ’s we had for labor day; ketchup in the air, ketchup on my hot dog. Every time I use Heinz ketchup it makes me smile as I reminisce about all the great summer times we have shared together.

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126 Katherine Whelan September 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

We haven’t had many labour days as we aren’t American, but we usually spend it making sure the kids are all packed up ready for school the next day, and maybe enjoying a few labour day sales :-)

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127 Julia September 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Don’t have any plans other than enjoying time with my family. I love the new Simply Heinz ketchup.

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128 jacqueline v September 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm

For labor day, we usuallyt do the traditional thing and have a cookout or we pack snacks and head to the beach!

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129 Jordan September 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Labor day is definitely BBQ day for me and my family, with some Heinz ketchup of course.

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130 MommaH September 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm

We usually try to get the yard cleaned up for the season, and then on Monday gather at the in-laws for a cookout and a last swim before they close their pool. Of course there is always some Heinz ketchup on hand. ; )

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131 Natalyn Richards September 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Labor Day weekend is going to include NORTE DAME FIGHTING IRISH FOOTBALL against PURDUE, a lil beer and a bunch of brats with Heinz Ketchup!!!!!! Go IRISH!!!!

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132 Eileen September 3, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I practically BLEED Heinz Ketchup! My family thinks I am crazy as I put it on practically EVERYTHING and this has been going on for over 35 years, when I was a teen! LOL!
I am excited to be doing cookouts this weekend and of course we have the Heinz on board. We usually are celebrating our youngest ‘s Birthday, on Labor Day Weekend and this year her b-day is ON Labor Day, just as it was when she was born 11 years ago! We like to go out tubing on our fishing boat, go out to some land an hour away to camp, or if it’s raining, we play cards and games and rent movies all weekend with just our family. THIS year we will be starting out the weekend with our High School football game, visiting the TASTE of MADISON in Wisconsin for a great time on the Capital Square, and then having a family Birthday cookout party On Monday for our daughter. Phew…will be looking forward to school in session on Tuesday!
Good luck everyone! Heinz for a YEAR! THAT is like GOLD to me! LOL!

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133 Luke S September 3, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Our labor day tradition is simply to go to someone’s house for an end-of-the-summer barbecue. Usually after this, the host will retire their barbecue for the fall.

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134 Renee September 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Labor Day is the day for picnics. My grandma always has one. Since my husband I moved away, however, we will probably go take a hike up a mountain somewhere to enjoy the last days of summer.

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135 Alice Moore September 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Having a bbq w/out Heinz ketchup, would be like having a bbq without a grill! I have never bought any other ketchup, and I never will!

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136 Jane Heim September 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Heinz is the taste choice in our catering business and in my own kitchen.
I use Heinz as a spice in my culture (Indonesian) cooking because it compliments and brings out the other exotic spices.

Labor day will be spent with our family eating and enjoying each other.

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137 Glenda September 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I’m going to be on the porch with a book and the grill.

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138 Kelly Anderson September 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm

We have a number of birthdays that fall during the Labor Day week. We are usually here and there trying to fit in the celebrations. Moreover, we have traditionally used this time to catch up on work around the house – we call it “labor” daze! Consequently, meals have needed to be quick and easy. How do you spell B-B-Q??? Whatever meat the adults select – the kids prefer hotdogs and brats and catsup is not a condiment – it is a full fledged side dish!

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139 Misty Dawn September 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Hubs will probably be busy hauling hay in from the fields all weekend, and I’ll probably take lots of nature photo-walks.

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140 Rebecca September 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I will be having ribs, burgers and dogs for Labor day and only Heinz Ketchup graces our table!

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141 Lillian Froese September 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm

We usually host a gathering for 4 generations of our family and some friends. The menu is simple: grilled hamburgers & hotdogs with lots of heinz ketchup and/or mustard, lightly grilled buns,sliced onions, cucumbers & fresh tomatoes, homemade potatoe salad, fresh green tossed salad, and “baked” beans made in the crockpot ( to keep the kitchen cool). For dessert: fresh fruit ( this year it is seedless grapes and dark cherries), ice cream & homemade cookies. A kid and adult friendly meal.
(When our grandchildren get older, we will again include s’mores for dessert)

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142 Michelle September 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I LOVE holidays, on Labor Day we all get together and meet at my parents house and grill out and enjoy making memories and eating. We LOVE Heinz, as it is a staple at any event.

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143 Deanna S September 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

A regular supply would be a good thing. I’s like to win.

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144 Melissa September 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Always had a cookout with Heinz and Dukes’s on board, so I guess you can tell I’m from the south! For the past five years, we’ve also celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday – which is on the 5th…it’s always a great cookout. My son’s in-laws are visiting from Russia this year, so I will introduce them to the NEW “Simply Heinz” ketchup. I’m not sure if they have Heinz in Russia, but Heinz is the only ketchup my family has ever used.

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145 JIm F September 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Grilling…..grilling and grilling…

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146 Rebecca September 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

We like to go camping over the labor day weekend. We bring hotdogs and of course Heinz ketchup!! =)

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147 Jamie September 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm

We moved 350 miles from any of our family at the beginning of this year. We are finally going to have the chance to go and see them! We leave tomorrow for a three day weekend to be with the ones we love. Our kids are beside themselves with excitement!

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148 Annette September 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Kids have been in school for two weeks. for Labor Day we will grill, grill, grill. Can’t do it without lots of Heinz ketchup! A favorite of mine since I was a child, I never buy anything else!!! Everyone have a safe and happy Labor Day!

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149 Nicole September 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

My family and i simply LOVE heinz ketchup! I refuse to buy any other brand. so a year supply would be wonderful!

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150 Dot Quaid September 3, 2010 at 2:07 pm

We usually spend Labor Day weekend at home to avoid the traffic headaches that go with a holiday weekend, and barbeque so I don’t have to spend time in the kitchen on these warn, end-of-summer days. But this weekend we have a relative visiting from New Zealand and she has never been to the USA, so we are breaking our cardinal no-travel rule and taking the RV out to meet her. From our RV base, we plan to take her to San Francisco and points beyond, then spend lovely evenings near the ocean, barbequeing and watching the sun set. We love a Heinz product from New Zealand called Watties Tomato Sauce, I call it “Kiwi Ketchup” because that’s what it is. There will be plenty of Watties around this weekend!

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151 mary September 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Have to work is Labor Day Week-End :-(….Only Heinz in my household!

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152 Trisha September 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Love a Labor Day cookout with burgers, hot dogs and plenty of Heinz – regular and Hot & Spicy! My daughter is one of your biggest fans – ketchup on a lot of things for her!

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153 kathy September 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I’m spending Labor Day weekend running around to our local grocery stores looking for a FABULOUS DEAL on Heinz Ketchup! The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is Sept 10th,11th, & 12th and, since the Heinz Company is located in PITTSBURGH, their products are the ones we know,love and USE! We’ve already got the Heinz mustard; let me know if there’s a Heinz ketchup deal to be had!

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154 Kathy September 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm

We don’t have any real traditions anymore since we’re empty nesters. Our only plans aren’t even really plans, just a thought. We’re thinking of taking the dog down to the lake near where we live.

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155 Karen September 3, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Usually it is a little grilling and some swimming since it is still hot this time of year in Texas.

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156 Robyn September 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Every Labor Day we get the whole family, extended and all, together for a old fashioned corn and potato roast, and a bonfire later. Everyone gets together and roasts hot dogs and makes SMores.

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157 Sherry September 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Our Labor Day parade is the best event. We always go to the one at Hoisington, Kansas.Then we go to the Dairy Queen after. Very nice time will be had by all.

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158 Mary Becker September 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Well, one thing for sure — Heinz isa part of every summer get together at our house. As, I suspect, most American will be grilling on Labor Day, so will we. Uncle Jeff is grillmaster & the rest of us will be dutifully ooohhing & ahhhing at his skill. Lots of burgers, hot dogs & baked beans means oodles of Heinz will be had. In fact, our family goes through so much Heinz ketchup that I can’t imagine that anyone would consider 12 bottles to be a year’s supply! That’s not to say I don’t want to win — I do, I do — just that, like you Janice, we go through tons of it. Most definitely our favorite condiment, too.

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159 Reanne Burnett September 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm

My Labor Day tradition also begins with an L: Lazy. We enjoy a long weekend and catch up on naps and snacking.

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160 Sandy (Helping you store what matters most) September 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

We are going to a family reunion!
I can’t wait to meet many members of my family that I have never met before!
Happy weekend to all!

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161 Nick Lyon September 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Veggy Burgers and Heinz ketchup. ‘Nuff said.

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162 cathy September 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

spending it with hubbyy and kids

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163 Meriaten Long September 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm

We like to go to Bumbershoot – Seattle Music Festival as a family – either that or the Evergreen State Fair – we eat scones and street vendory type food…if we have a family bbq, we make sure to have ketchup. Love Heinz ketchup!

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164 Normal2Natalie September 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I am so excited about the ketchup made with real ingredients and that comes in a bigger bottle! I mean, my kids think the stuff is soup rather than a “dip”!

For labor day we usually just spend the day with family and have some quality down time to recover from the first couple of weeks of school putting us all back on a strict schedule!!!

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165 Karen Bennett September 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Celebrating Labor Day with a family BBQ…and of course with Heinz Ketchup!! Everyone have a safe and happy holiday. Watch out for them rip tides…

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166 vanessa September 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I’m going to relax,watch movies and dip my chips in ketchup!

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167 Cathy Policare September 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm

If it’s Labor Day…It has to be a cookout with Hot Dogs and Hamburgers! And it HAS to be HEINZ, the only ketchup that belongs in our kitchen and on our food!

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168 Chari Dodge September 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Our holiday has changed over the years. We used to host a big picnic with lots of family and friends but in the past few years have just had a quiet Labor Day – just the two of us and our grilled venison burgers somthered in Heinz Ketchup.

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169 Patti Patrick September 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Unfortunatly I have to work…but since it’s at a Dairy Queen, I will still be seeing alot of Heinz Ketchup! Hopefully there will be time for me to squeeze in a cookout with hotdogs and lots of Heinz!

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170 Idaho Jill September 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm

We just have a family day – get together with my parents and cook out. Can’ t beat a nice relaxing day!

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171 michelle September 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm

We will be spending Labor Day at the New York State Fair and enjoying Heinz Ketchup on blooming onions! Yum!

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172 Pam September 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Labor Day picnic is whatever everyone brings. There is always Heinz on the table.
My daughter and I go through sooo much Heinz that we kept a tally for a year of how much Heinz we used. It was a lot!!!!

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173 Eugenie September 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm

We’re having a bbq with ribs, chickens, salmon, burgers and hotdogs. Of course Heinz ketchup will be on hand, too.

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174 Irene Braham September 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm

love to eat hambugers & hot dogs with lots of Heinz Ketchup

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175 Kathy September 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Heinz is the ketchup for me! My dad worked for Heinz in Fremont, Ohio when I was small.

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176 Howell September 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm

We are having an extended family gathering at my sister’s house with lots of food and Heinz Ketchup, of course.

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177 Debra September 3, 2010 at 4:15 pm

We are going to our local Ritter’s for frozen custard on Sunday afternoon.

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178 Some Lucky Dog September 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

We plan to spend Labor Day in the outdoors…hiking and roasting hot dogs!

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179 Amber MacDonald September 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

well we always eat hotdogs and hamburgers sometimes steaks depending on who is going to be there lol. We always just get together and eat and catch up! Also the only thing I like on my food is Heinz Ketchup I am a plain person lol!

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180 Arliss September 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Labor Day is about cookouts, going to my favorite watermelon patch, a family fun weekend.

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181 Tina B September 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm

This Labor Day weekend, we’ll be watching some college football on saturday! WAHOO! Then I will be going to visit my sister to check on her after she had surgery today.

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182 robert.dotterer September 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Well like some others, will be working 3rd shift all weekend in a personal care home for the mentally ill…..during the day I will be sleeping dreaming of being at a picnic with family and friends eating a juicy hamburger with oozing Heinz ketchup with a deviled egg and pasta salad…playing horseshoes, and being eaten by bugs…..maybe next year?

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183 Daniel M September 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

not doing anything, no traditions

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184 Susan P. September 3, 2010 at 6:01 pm

We’re getting together Sat. to go to the movies since my daughter in college is coming down for the weekend. We’ll be doing family stuff Sun. and relaxing Mon.

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185 Diane Helget September 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I made the Heinz Ketchup cookies and will be heading off to a family gathering where everything except the ice cream cones has ketchup on it! Have a happy safe holiday!

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186 Lori Watson September 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

sleep in and have a cookout with hotdogs and hamburgers

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187 Tina M September 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

We go to the boat races that our town has every Labor Day. Than off to have a last of the summer cook out with everything,hot dogs, hamburgers the work’s and we can’t live with out our Heinz Ketchup…and of course a lot of Family and friend’s…

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188 Donna Key September 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I plan to do something different this year. My family is going to a Pirate baseball game. My in-laws will be in town so this will be a nice way to spend time with family. We will get a chance to experience the great flavor of Heinz Ketchup. What is baseball without a hotdog and you know Pittsburghers are a fan of baseball and Heinz Ketchup.

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189 Mary C. September 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

My husband works Labor Day, so we are having bbq and fixin’s on Sunday. Celebrating a day early! BTW, Heinz Ketchup is the only ketchup we keep in our house…..my family loves it!!!

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190 Rachel September 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm

My daughter can’t live more than a day w/o her chicken nuggets and ‘kepich”.

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191 MJ H September 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Grilling and relaxing!

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192 Danielle P September 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I am going to one of my sorority sister’s engagement party….YAY!!!!!!!!

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193 Sharon Ram September 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

We’re spending the weekend with family; bbq’ing – relaxing. Nice to have a day off!

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194 Karen Propes September 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Cookout, family and lots of fun. We just make it last the whole day!
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195 crystal September 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Just celebrate with family and friends in the beautiful country we call home.

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196 clareen carroll September 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

we are having a labor day outdoor wedding at noon followed by a cookout, yard games. lots of fellowship. fire pit and samores by the fire as the evening progresses. how can you not have a cookout without heinz ketchup and pickle relish. have a great holiday weekend everyone

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197 cynthia h September 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I will try to spend the day relaxing,but also do not want to forget what the holiday is suposed to be about. Thanks to all the troops who keep us safe and able to celebrate days like this without worry. Happy labor day to all!

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198 Meghan September 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Every labor day we take a road trip and generally grill. I’ll have something to share my Heinz with! :)

And I tweeted! immortalb4

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199 pixie13 September 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

We’ll be going to my sister’s for a family cook out. Yay!

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200 Johannah B September 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm

We have no plans. I think I will get out, get some good grilling supplies, and call the boys home spur of the moment. If they are busy, we (hubby and I) will have some great eats for the rest of the week (smile).

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201 Tamara B. September 3, 2010 at 9:10 pm

We use to go to the beach, come back and have a big barbeque with our familes, neighbors and friends but since the Gulf oil spill we are still not secure to swim at the beach where we go. So instead we are just hanging out and continuing with the big barbeque. We will miss the beach so maybe we will put up a volleyball net and play some voleyball
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202 Linda September 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm

having a family picnic . Heinz ketchup is alwaysa on our table.

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203 Larry Wedick September 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I would have to say Heinz is the way to go,
and it slide out of the bottle nice and slow.
On a hambuger and fries,Heinz is the best,
None can compare,so get rid of the rest.
So enjoy this holiday with plenty of sun

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204 jensowers201 September 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Playing with my children, grilling some meat and taters’,
there is no such thing as ketchup haters,
put some ketchup here, put some ketchup there,
I need it on my fries, I need it everywhere,
when I squirt it on my mac and cheese,
my daughter says “oh mom pleeeeassssssssseeeeeeee!”,
but I don’t care cause one day she’ll see,
that ketchup is like history,
it sits upon the table, it’s no mystery,
but when you forget to put it out,
everyone screams and shouts!
“how could you forget?”…
“what is wrong with you?”…
Without our Heinz ketchup life would be so blue!

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205 queen size funny bone September 3, 2010 at 11:15 pm

spending it down at the ocean with family and friends while boating and jet skiing. and my kids use ketchup for everything…

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206 jane bautch September 3, 2010 at 11:20 pm

I love Heinz ketchup and use it in everything from meatloaf and barbque to on my sweet potatoe fries. I especially like the new ‘Simply Heinz” because I have a son that is alergic to corn. Finally, he can use ketchup again. Even better, it’s Heinz Ketchup!!

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207 Greta September 4, 2010 at 12:02 am

We just spend the day as a family. This year we’ll have a birthday party for my sis-in-law

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208 cb September 4, 2010 at 12:09 am

Staying home and resting.We have grilling items with plenty of Heinz ketchup!

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209 colleen c September 4, 2010 at 12:20 am

I am going to have a cook out with family at my house and we definately need heinz ketchup for the hamburgers and hot dogs.

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210 Claudia September 4, 2010 at 1:27 am

i have 2nd shift at the Hospital , so working for me :) thanks so much for the chance !

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211 ellen September 4, 2010 at 1:28 am

This year we are staying home… things kinda came up! Usually we gill out with family, and we might still but, we won’t be able to hang out like usual!

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212 Jessica T September 4, 2010 at 2:09 am

Normally it is a low key weekend – getting ready for back to school. But this year my inlaws have taken the kids – so I’m dating it up with my hubby of 10 years!

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213 Thao September 4, 2010 at 3:21 am

we have no plans this year since the kids got sick on Thursday

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214 kathy D September 4, 2010 at 5:52 am

Spending time with old freinds in MN……. I miss my friends but do not miss the traiffic of living in a city……

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215 Karen September 4, 2010 at 8:28 am

Baseball Tournament all weekend. Nitro team in Lagrange, Ky. Bringing the heat!!

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216 Amanda A September 4, 2010 at 8:44 am

We will be going to my sister’s town to watch their Labor Day parade!!

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217 Keri September 4, 2010 at 8:47 am

I’ll be working on Labor Day but I know my husband will grill something yummy for when I get home and Heinz will be right there!

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218 kim key September 4, 2010 at 8:51 am

always time to go on the river with my family,cookout and always have heinz ketchup on the table

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219 Joan Marie Carr September 4, 2010 at 9:04 am

We have a beer but chicken party with five neighbors- lots of fun

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220 Shanna September 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

I don’t often see my husband, between his job which is an hour and a half away, and him being an Army Reservist. When we have a holiday weekend, time is precious. This weekend, we’ll be having a cookout, and family movie/game night, as well as a “pajama day”. We’ll stay at home and just enjoy each other’s company.

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221 Catherine Harker September 4, 2010 at 10:24 am

Picnic with my family & my parents, pork Bar- B- Q. I use Heinz to make the sauce of course & lots of other yummy foods.

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222 Dori Sedano September 4, 2010 at 11:19 am

We celebrate my birthday! I was a Labor day baby! Irony from the get go in my life :) We always grill out and include Heinz Ketchup on the table. This year it’s hamburgers and hot dogs and chocolate cake with coconut frosting.

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223 Kelly Ann T. September 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

We will be riding our Harley to a friends lake house. The BBQ will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken with Heinz Ketchup of course.

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224 Marcy Strahan September 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I am home sick with a raging UTI! I will make me some curly fries with some Heinz Ketchup
& watch the Stephen King Marathon on SYFY!

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225 Angie September 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

We’re going to a few cookouts and getting the remainder of school clothes! Great sales this weekend!

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226 mcl September 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

on Monday we will attend a picnic and fundraiser for unemployed workers.

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227 Maureen September 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Our Labor Day is a celebration this year. On 7/4, my two year old fell in to a campfire while playing at a family reunion. We have gone through 3 surgeries due to 2nd & 3rd degree burns and he has finally been cleared to do activities so…we are going to have a traditional barbecue, swim together and just enjoy being a family (with no campfires of course).
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228 Mary September 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Labor Day weekend used to be busy camping and cooking for the family but now the kids are grown and doing their own things so I have a quiet weekend with my garden and shopping.

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229 beth whitehead September 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

go to the movies with hubby and kids and then home for some pulled pork sandwiches, beans and corn bread all home made i use heinz for the base of my sauce it makes foer a rich and thick sauce that folks just rave about

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230 Serendipity is Sweet
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September 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

We usually have a family gathering and grill out. I love summer BBQ’s and will miss them when the weather cools. There’s nothing like a juicy burger with Heinz ketchup, some home made potato salad, and fresh from the garden veggies!

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231 Tabathia B September 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm

We plan on going to carolina Beach the weekend and do to hotel rates we will probably stay in wilmington and commute the 15 minutes to the beach and enjoy the park and stay on the beach all day
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232 TopazTook September 5, 2010 at 12:37 am

Apple orchards are open already, and the apples are ripening early this year, so we may go picking this weekend. Otherwise, no specific plans — which is nice.

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233 Anne September 5, 2010 at 2:17 am

We try not to travel labor day weekend, as most family is local and we want to avoid the crowds. I come from a family of educators, so labor day weekend sometimes means finishing last minute planning or details in the classroom, but we try to spend some time by the pool and appreciating summer. My mom also has a birthday that falls right around labor day every year, so we are celebrating with her.

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234 Kimberly September 5, 2010 at 5:32 am

Our Labor Day plans will be spent with our extended families relaxing and a BBQ.

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235 mary b September 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

We have a weekend full of soccer games, harvesting the garden and preserving the bounty.
Then of course a little cookout.
I am so glad Heinz made a HFCS-free product! I will be looking for it now.

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236 icunursemicki September 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

Labor Day is spent with family and friends cooking out, relaxing, and enjoying the company.

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237 Kristi D September 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

We are at home for Labor Day this year – a tree fell on our house in April and we are smack dab in the middle of remodeling (after waiting for insurance to get their act together) so we’re doing stuff around the house – but we’ll bbq and swim in the afternoon!

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238 LaVonne
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September 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

We are down in S. California and having a BBQ with family.

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239 Michelle September 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Ketchup is the best food staple! We’ll might do a BBQ and Labor Day and go hit all the sales. :)

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240 Richard September 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Family bbq and some shopping. I’m hoping to find a new phone.

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241 Wehaf September 5, 2010 at 6:57 pm

My plan is to clean out my closet.

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242 sal williams September 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Heinz ketchup was my favorite as a kid and its my favorite now. I could use a dozen bottles up in a year easily.

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243 bonnie September 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm

up early for breakfast and then to the dog park with my new rescue dog Annie. Later I am off to the golf course with my friends and a big lobster cookout at the beach.And finally watching the sunset at the beach.

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244 Samantha R September 5, 2010 at 9:23 pm

We are going to do yard work in the morning and then go to an air show in the afternoon.

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245 Krista September 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm

We never have big plans, just whatever seems to happen! This year it looks like I’ll be spending my day canning tomatoes while the hubby is at school preparing for his week!

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246 Some Lucky Dog September 6, 2010 at 1:58 am

We had a get together with friends tonight and bbqed in the rain!

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247 Rochelle September 6, 2010 at 6:31 am

I played in the garden and had a peaceful and fun holiday weekend with the family and we still have today to enjoy! We also had delicious steaks and potatoes. Forgot to add that last time.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

romapup at gmail dot com

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248 Jennifer September 6, 2010 at 7:54 am

We usually wind up grilling and fishing. and it looks like that’s what we’ve done this weekend. My husband is working today, so it looks like the kids and me will be lazy at home and eat some left over grilled food:) I need a rest it’s been a pretty busy weekend.

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249 Alison S. September 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Our Labor Day plans are to just be at home and enjoy our family. We’ve been out of town and then sick so much lately that just relaxing sounds heavenly.

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250 ELAINE FAITH September 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm

We like to spend Labor Day with family and have a meal together.Alot of times we have had a picnic together.

skywriter-1@hotmail.com

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251 katklaw777 September 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm

We always meet Grandma and Grandpa at the Sportsman Park Fishing Lake in our small town, Grandpa, Dad and the kids fish. Grandma and me get the picnic and snacks ready. We spend the whole day there and always finish the day with s’mores by a fire, Good times!!!

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252 Denise September 7, 2010 at 1:18 am

We took the family out to the Katy Trail for a nice bike ride this Labor Day. Beautiful weather!

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253 Kelli B September 7, 2010 at 11:22 am

We spent our Labor Day at the beach!

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254 Consumer Freedom September 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm

While it’s fine for consumers to choose ketchup sweetened with high fructose corn syrup or with refined sugar, I hope that consumers don’t get caught up thinking that one is somehow healthier than the other. They are handled the same by the body, and have the same number of calories.

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255 bonnie September 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I took my dog to the beach and then went to a family cookout after that I went to a fundraiser for rescue dogs, which I just adopted on in july her name is Annie!

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256 carma September 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm

We spent the weekend at a juggling festival — my son was in his glory!!

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257 Stephanie September 8, 2010 at 12:51 am

I’m happy to hear about the new ketchup. We try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup so I think we’ll buy this kind next time…

Our 4-year-old loves ketchup – on french fries, scrambled eggs, etc.

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258 vlbelk September 8, 2010 at 9:17 am

We relax with friends an famiy outside an have a great big cookout with dogs an burgers

vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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259 Wendy M September 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Annual Church Labor Day Picnic
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

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260 Debbie September 9, 2010 at 8:41 am

We don’t have any Labor Day traditions. We usually don’t plan to do anything. This year my hubby decided last minute to take the day and do things together as a family. We took a hike as a family and then we barbecued and ate a terrific dinner. The rest of the day was spent relaxing at home. It was a great end of summer celebration. No friends or extended family… just us.

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261 Marlena U. September 9, 2010 at 9:58 am

We go to the circus every year on Labor Day weekend!

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262 Mary-Frances C. September 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm

For Labor Day, we traditionally go swimming. We went swimming at my dad’s house, and he made bbq. We had lots of fun.
mommieseatsoggycereal at gmail dot com

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263 Staci A September 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm

We always have a bbq at my parents for Labor Day. This year, we spent the morning hunting Monarch caterpillars so we can see them make their chrysalis and change into butterflies! So fun!

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264 Katherine C. September 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

We had plans to spend the weekend at a water park. But Friday my son woke up sick, so we spent a quiet sick weekend at home. :)

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265 Beth C September 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

We went to a parade and then to a carnival and flea market.
pbclark(at)neitns(dot)net

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266 Brandy September 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm

We didn’t do much, cooked inside and watched a movie. we don’t have a lot of money for anything fancy

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267 barb September 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

We just stayed home and relaxed this year,had a nice cookout indoor grill meal & heinz ketchup as always was there! We won’t buy any other brand! barb g. directorylanesuperstore(AT)gmail.com

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268 B Smith September 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm

We had our 2nd annual family retreat on Labor Day weekend! It was GREAT!

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269 Nad September 11, 2010 at 12:47 am

Every year for Labor Day, we go to the LA County Fair. They have dollar day on that day, so it’s a great deal.

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270 Janine September 11, 2010 at 10:20 am

Well my labor day was a cookout with my family and then I had to work, when you work at the hospital, there’s never such thing as a free holiday. It was nice though, I work in labor and delivery so that’s my “labor day” :)

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271 melissa n September 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm

we went up to columbus, ms (we’re in florida) to visit with friends we haven’t gotten to see in two years, and pick up the baby furniture they gave us :)

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272 shelly aka allysmama September 13, 2010 at 8:24 am

Since my birthday is Sept 1st & my nephew’s is the 8th, we usually have a family birthday party/cookout on Labor Day to celebrate!! Thanks!
bleatham*at*gmail.com

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273 crystal allen September 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

we had a fish fry at my inlaws over the holidays. good food, good conversation, good times! thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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274 Elle September 15, 2010 at 9:04 am

Labor Day is our last blast of summer. The kids start school the Wednesday after Labor Day so we try to pack it with fun and usually top it off with a fire and roast some marshmallows. It’s a nice way to end our summer.

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275 trixx September 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Since Labor Day denotes the end of Summer, I figured to let it go with a bang. Went on a cruise and came back with a tan that will last me months!

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276 Lisa L September 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Every Labor Day we always have one last huge BBQ. So much fun! tylerpants{at}gmail.com

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