Home Cookin’, Rocking Chairs, & Craig Morgan

by Stacey

I have so many great memories of traveling when I was a kid and so many of those memories come from the road trips we would take with my grandparents. No matter where our trip was taking us, one thing always seemed to remain the same — our stops at Cracker Barrel!

My grandparents firmly believed that “getting there” was half the fun and fast-food meals were not an option. Therefore, we always stopped for a sit-down breakfast and dinner (lunch was packed sandwiches). Most often, those sit-down meals took place at Cracker Barrel.

My siblings and I never seemed to mind those stops at Cracker Barrel because, besides the yummy food, we knew that, as our grandparents took FOR-EV-ER to drink their coffee, we would get to rock in the rocking chairs outside and look through the Old Country Store. And, if we were extra good, we would get to buy a piece of rock candy or one of those humungous jaw breakers from the Old Country Store!

Apparently I’m not the only one who loves Cracker Barrel. Recently country music star, Craig Morgan, released his newest CD, That’s Why Collector’s Edition, exclusively at Cracker Barrel! He even includes Cracker Barrel in his song “Lookin’ Back With You“!!!

Craig Morgan is one of my favorite country music artists and this cd is absolutely amazing! If you don’t own it already, you need to head out to your nearest Cracker Barrel, grab a delicious ‘home-cooked’ meal, and then pick up Craig’s cd or one of the many other artists’ cds in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores!!! And then go relax in one of the fabulous rocking chairs on their front porch!

To bring a little of that “down home” feeling to one of our readers, Cracker Barrel is generously giving away an amazing prize package here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

One winner will receive:

  • A certificate for one core Cracker Barrel rocking chair – $129.99 value*
  • A copy of Craig Morgan’s ‘That’s Why – Collectors Edition’ CD – $11.99 value
  • 1 Cracker Barrel Gold Card, which is good for 2 complimentary meals at a Cracker Barrel restaurant

  • To enter, simply leave a comment below by Friday, October 1st. This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for our complete contest rules.

    *The certificate, CD, and Gold Card will be shipped directly to the winner but the winner must use the certificate to pick up the rocking chair at a Cracker Barrel store, as shipping is not available.

    Thank you to Cracker Barrel for not only providing our winner with such an amazing prize but also providing me with the Craig Morgan cd for review purposes.



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    Stacey is a chocolate addict! Especially dark chocolate!!! When she's not indulging in chocolate, she tries to parent her two very energetic girls and their even more energetic Boxer. She loves writing, spending time with her husband, watching Jeopardy!, and checking out the latest in tech and gadgets. In the time when she's not doing all of that stuff, she is plotting world domination and trying to convince her husband that they need to move somewhere warmer!

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    1 Ashley Pichea September 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    My husband would love to have one of these chairs for our new house!

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    2 Care September 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I love those chairs. We always wait outside on the veranda in one waiting to be seated. How wonderful it would be to own one! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    3 Care September 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I gave the wrong email in the previous comment. noticed as it was submitting. Thanks.

    I love those chairs. We always wait outside on the veranda in one waiting to be seated. How wonderful it would be to own one! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    4 Corrie Broughton September 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    <3 the chair!!

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    5 Sonya M Desilets September 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I would love to rock my three month old in one of those chairs!

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    6 AutumH September 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve been told repeatedly that I should check Cracker Barrel out but have yet to venture over to our local one. My husband would love the chair as well (myself included) Thanks for the opportunity!

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    7 Tawnda September 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    looks perfect! (FTR… remember to check on the location of your nearest Cracker Barrel store… I’m going to have to drive near 15 miles to the only CB within 25 miles to pick up the chair… looks worth it!)

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    8 Stephanie September 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Oooh! Pretty!! I would love a rocking chair. Im not even sure where the nearest Crarcker Barrel is to me! But I think it would be worth the road trip. =)

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    9 Vida Lok September 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    This contest rocks! No pun intended. And what’s even more enticing is the fact that I have to go to the store for pick-up…darn, that means I’ll have to eat there, as well!!

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    10 Emma September 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I love Cracker Barrel, I don’t know how I managed to live for so many years without it!

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    11 Darla September 15, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a GREAT giveaway. I LOVE Cracker Barrel and Craig Morgan is the one who got me hooked on country music!!

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    12 Elizabeth September 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    these are beautiful!

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    13 Sue September 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I’d love to spend some time rocking in that chair while sipping a glass of wine. Nice!!

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    14 Selene September 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    What a great prize!! I love Cracker Barrel….their food and their store items.

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    15 Cindy Soper September 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I love Cracker Barrel!! Every trip there we find ourselves sitting out front enjoying those rocking chairs :)

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    16 Jackie September 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Oh my word – that rocking chair would be so awesome! Thanks so much!

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    17 Lana Bailey September 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I LOVE taking my children to Cracker Barrel every time we travel! I’m not sure who loves it more, me or them. Thank you so much for sharing!!
    ~Lana B~

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    18 Andrea o. September 15, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted one of those chairs!

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    19 Susan P. September 16, 2010 at 12:52 am

    We have a couple of Cracker Barrels not too far away so it would not be a problem to pick up the chair and eat at the restaurant. We could listen to the CD on the way home!

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    20 Spider Office Chairs September 16, 2010 at 5:37 am

    @Susan and Janice
    Thanks to give info regarding Cracker Barrel. If I have this chair & food of CB so, evening will be awesome. What you think about it?

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    21 rick s. September 16, 2010 at 6:19 am

    my family patronizes our local cracker barrel 2-3x a month and always when we go to our monthly twins support group meeting which is located nearby. we would love to be entered for the rocking chair contest!

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    22 Lisa September 16, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I love Cracker Barrel! What a great prize!

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    23 emily September 16, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I love Cracker Barrel! Yum!

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    24 Angie Vinez September 16, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I remember as a young girl, we’d drive from Ohio to Georgia at least twice a year. Daddy loved Cracker Barrel, and we stopped at every single Cracker Barrel on the way down and back – it didn’t matter if we had just stopped half an hour before. To this day, Cracker Barrel is one of my absolute favorite restaurants, and even though I have to drive more than an hour to get to the closest one, it’s well worth it! Would absolutely love to win this prize. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    25 Kate September 16, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I love those chairs!

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    26 Kimberly September 16, 2010 at 7:29 am

    What a great prize package. The chair reminds me one my relatives had when we would make summer trips to visit.

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    27 Mom24 September 16, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Oh my goodness! What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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    28 Marj M. September 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

    This is such an awesome giveaway. Thank you for sponsoring it.

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    29 Jessica September 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    We love Cracker Barrell and with Baby #2 on the way, we could use a new rocking chair for baby! :)

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    30 Linda Stewart September 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

    We don’t have a Cracker Barrel locally so when we have to head over to Asheville or if we go to Pigeon Forge for the weekend we know without a doubt one of the first places we are going to eat is Cracker Barrel. My daughter is a breakfast person and she loves the fact that no matter what time of day it is she can still have breakfast. I believe my favorite time of year to go to Cracker Barrel is when they are decorated for Christmas. Loads of my Christmas decorations came from Cracker Barrel and I continue to add to them every year. I love the wooden ornaments. AND their Chicken Pot Pie is to die for!

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    31 Julie Robinson September 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I love all things Cracker Barrel – the candy, the decorations, and everything!!

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    32 Megret September 16, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Love Cracker Barrel, and love their chairs. I’d love this for our front porch!
    Megret
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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    33 Christine Jensen September 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    OOh, I have wanted one of their rockers for a while now. We love the Cracker Barrel!

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    34 Amber September 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Yum – I love Cracker Barrel! I have always wanted one of those rocking chairs, but never forked over the dollars for it. Thanks for such a great prize!

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    35 Jen Bauer September 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Our family loves Cracker Barrel. I’ve been wanting one of the chairs for a long time!

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    36 Rachael VW September 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Ooo, fun giveaway – thanks!

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    37 Rebekah E. September 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Thanks for the great contest. Cracker Barrel is a great place to eat.

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    38 Sandra K321 September 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I love sitting in the rockers on the porch at Cracker Barrel while I wait to be seated. It would be great to have one of my own.

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    39 Jaimie K September 16, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Wow, neat giveaway! Thanks!

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    40 Idaho Jill September 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Love love love cracker barrel! playing the little games at the table while we waited, eating apple butter on biscuits, and rocking in the rocking chairs. good times!!

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    41 Kay M. September 16, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I love Cracker Barrel! These rockers are wonderful too. I would love to win this!

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    42 LaVonne
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    September 16, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Love to look at their “store” when I go there. Great prize pack! :)

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    43 Linda Kish September 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Please include me.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    44 MJ September 16, 2010 at 11:59 am

    My toddler loves it when we visit her grandparents, because they have a rocking chair. She pretends to “go rocky-rocky” at home, but it just isn’t the same…

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    45 Nicole September 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Great giveaway! We love Cracker Barrel!

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    46 Carey September 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I would love to be included. Ive been looking for a rocking chair for my porch and this would be perfect. Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places to eat, espcially on a nice cool Fall afternoon. Thanks!

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    47 Sandra Joseph September 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The rocking chairs are my favorite part of Cracker Barrel, plus the cute items in their shopping area, the fun game on the table (which everyone always does better than me) and then the food. I would love to own one of their rocking chairs.
    Thank you…

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    48 Shari September 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Oh, Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places! Was just there a little over a week ago. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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    49 Sheila September 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    We love Cracker Barrel and those rockin’ chairs! :)

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    50 Terra Heck September 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Cracker Barrel has awesome food with a great setting. Thanks!
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    51 Jen September 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I would love one of those chairs!

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    52 Debby September 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Those rocking chairs are gorgeous!

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    53 Annie September 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I love Rocking Chairs!! And Craig Morgan.

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    54 Debbie September 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    We love Cracker Barrel. I would love to win this. I always like to sit in their rocking chairs when we eat there.

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    55 misti Ghee September 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Gotta love cracker barrell.

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    56 Shondora Halter September 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Id love to have one since my daughter loves to sit with me and rock.

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    57 Jennifer3 September 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Oooh, I love to sit in those rocking chairs! Of course if I win we will have to be taking a road trip since, sadly, there are no Cracker Barrels in my state.

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    58 Renee Simmons September 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I would love to win! We used to live in the south & Midwest & had the opportunities & making memories at Cracker Barrel, but we miss them so much now that we live in the northwest. As soon as I seen the rocking chair I thought that I had to try to win. Also because it would be great to have from my memories & because I am going to become a grandma soon (for the first time). Thanks for giving your readers this opportunity!

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    59 Shelly September 17, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I would love to win this prize pack! I love the Rocking Chair, Craig Morgan,and eating at the Cracker Barrel!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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    60 Angie September 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

    We have one REALLY close to me and you know what’s sad?! I have only eaten there ONCE! Help me eat there again and supply me with a rocking chair for when I get old! hehe <3

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    61 Jessica T September 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    What a unique prize!

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    62 Joanne Erenberg September 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    We stopped at Cracker Barrel over the summer while we were in Lancaster County PA and the whole family really felt relaxed there! I really love the rocking chairs!

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    63 Some Lucky Dog September 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I love Cracker Barrel! The employees are always so friendly, love their gift store, and it’s the only place I know with Chicken Livers on the menu!

    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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    64 Jessica September 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    We are big Cracker Barrel fans. My family loves their meals and I love their little shop. We always have a great time and spend too much money. And Craig Morgan? Well, he’s my favorite male country artist.

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    65 Sheila Hickmon September 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    What a fun prize! Thanks for the chance!

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    66 Kelly Ann T. September 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I like their Chicken and Dumplings, and now that it is getting cooler outside they will be perfect for dinner.

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    67 nan lara September 17, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    thanks for the chance
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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    68 Brenda Rupp September 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Please enter me in the contest I would love to read the book!

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    69 Natalie September 18, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I love that rocking chair!

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    70 Mozi Esmes Mommy September 18, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Sounds like a lot of comfort stuff! :)

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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    71 Terra Jones September 18, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Oh I would LOVE to win!! I’ve wanted one of those rocking chairs since I was a little girl! Thanks for the chance!

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    72 Snowflake07 (Audra) September 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    What an awesome prize package! Cracker Barrel is such a great place to eat, and I’d love the CD and rocking chair! :-)

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    73 Laressa September 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I’d love to have a night out with a homestyle Cracker Barrel meal and to bring home one of their rockers!

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    74 ShootingStarsMag September 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    my mom would love this!!

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    75 Wendy M September 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

    What an amazing giveaway! I love, love, love Cracker Barrel. Living here in Michigan it is the only place I know that I can go and get good southern cooking, and corn bread without sugar. :-) They have such delicious food, and a wonderful homey atmosphere.
    wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

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    76 Daniel M September 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    looks great, sit down relax and tune out!

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    77 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews September 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    We really like Cracker Barrel, especially for breakfast when we’re traveling.

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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    78 Liz September 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    This would be a great excuse for a date with my husband. Yummy dinner AND an awesome rocking chair!

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    79 Stephanie September 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I’m a big fan of country music and I’ve been listening to Craig Morgan for YEARS. I’d like to hear some of his new stuff.

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    80 Carolyn Gates September 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    My grandma has two of these chairs and I love visiting with her and rocking while we talk and she gets to see my children. Great giveaway!

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    81 Samantha R September 22, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaways!

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    82 Laura Abshier September 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    We love Cracker Barrel !

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    83 Staci A September 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I love Craig Morgan too! And those chairs are so comfy! We always find one to sit in while we wait for a table at our local Cracker Barrel.

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    84 racergirl1313 September 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I love Cracker Barrel. We don’t have one super close so it is a treat to get to go there. They have the most delicious salads that are so big I can eat them for 2 meals!

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    85 Emily E September 28, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I LOVE Cracker Barrel

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    86 hippie4ever September 30, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Ohhhh! I love Cracker Barrels rockers, I remember sitting in them waiting for a table with my Dad, on many a road trip! And Stacey, you have got to try Lindt’s 90% MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
    silenttributary at yahoo dot com

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    87 KC October 1, 2010 at 11:45 am

    me! me! I’d love a rocker for the back porch.

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    88 Michael Graham October 1, 2010 at 11:49 am

    please enter me into the contest – I would put my cd player outside playing Craig Morgan and rock in my rocking chair throughout the night after enjoying a fantastic meal at Cracker Barrel using my gold card!!

    Thanks!

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    89 Barbara October 1, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I love Cracker Barrel and rocking chairs!!

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    90 Courtney October 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I’m all about some Cracker Barrel!!

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    91 kristin October 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    i need a chair so i can keep rockin’ in the free world. and of course, i can always get down on come CB grub! chicken ‘n dumplins?!?!!? of course!

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    92 BIGMAC October 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Cracker Barrel is my favorite restaurant. And after I eat all of that great food, it would be nice to rock it off in a cool Cracker Barrel rocker…

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    93 Bon Jovi October 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Early church and on to Cracker Barrel for the Sunrise Sampler. It is a tradition! Great food and great service!

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    94 Irene October 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I’d love to enter. Cracker Barrel ROCKS. Thanx!

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    95 Lisa L October 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    This would be nice to rock baby #2 to sleep. We also love going to Cracker Barrel. Yum!

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    96 trixx October 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    What a cool rocking chair this would be to have on my porch!

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    97 BL October 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Would love to win a rocking chair! We love Cracker Barrel!

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