Monthly Archives: July 2009

Worn Out. Play On.


Here at Kim & Scotts we are turning our old sports shoes into places to play! That’s Nike’s slogan for its innovative recycling program, Reuse-A-Shoe, the ultimate in recycling.  “Nike has a vision of a closed loop business – where waste at different stages of operations, to the product at the end of its life, can be

We are collecting our old worn out sports shoes so they can live on again as a running track, a basketball court, a playground.  Any brand of sports shoe. Any size. Any style. Here are some great ways our shoes are being used:

1. A shoe’s outsole is used to make rubber for track and playground surfacing.
2. The midsole is used as a cushion for outdoor basketball and tennis courts.
3. The fabric upper is used to create cushioning pads for indoor basketball and volleyball courts.

Nike has collected more than 23,580,589 pairs of shoes GLOBALLY since 1990. Check out for more information – and a cool video explaining how the process works.

FYI – Locally, here in Chicago, the closest Nike court is at the Chicago Youth Center at 231 S. Jefferson, where there is an Indoor Basketball court made of recycled sports shoes. Cool!

We will be collecting until Labor Day – when our top Chef  will be traveling to NikeTown downtown Chicago to make our donation!




Do you like scavenger hunts? I sure do,

And I’ve got some twists and turns to throw at you.

Visit our website at and you will see,

A chance to win a “Get Twisted” Tee!

After all you voted it to be number one,

So join in on the TWISTED fun!

What’s Your Favorite Pretzel?

I’m here at our magical Pretzel Bakery,

Where we are currently making our Savory Herb & Cream Cheese Pretzel – YUMMY!

I am so tempted to take one directly off the oven line,

And claim it mine oh mine!

This delicious pretzel is one of my favorites I have to say,

But it makes me wonder what yours are today?

The first 5 people to tell me their favorite pretzel in a comment box below,

Will receive ONE FREE RETAIL BOX COUPON and to the grocery store you will go!


Call In And Win


What a beautiful over-casted day,

The sun is trying to peak through and say hey!

As you know we are running some exciting give aways in July,

And I want you to have a free Youth T-Shirt – my oh my!

Just give Janet a call at 1.800.57.TWIST (89478)

And say “I’m 100% TWISTED Ms.”

The first 5 callers will win,

What are you waiting for? Call in!

Blast Into Summer With TWISTED Prizes!


During the month of July we will be giving away TWISTED prizes for both adults and kids, like: “Get Twisted” T-Shirts, Aprons, Baby Onesies, and of course delicious, soft, stuffed and classic PRETZELS!!! All you have to do is follow us on one or all of our social networks and stay tuned for an opportunity to win. I would recommend joining all of our sites for the best chance at winning a TWISTED prize. Once you join, just sit back, log in, and stay tuned cause you never know when a prize opportunity will be thrown your way or from what social network it will come! And bring your friends on board to heat up the TWISTED competition.

Check out our other social networks – and join today!


Stay in the pretzel loop by following us on Twitter. Search for kimandscotts. And just so you know, you can also directly follow Kim (pretzelmom) and/or Scott (pretzeldad).


Spread the word of peace, love and pretzels on Facebook! Search “Groups” for our Pretzels for Peace group and “Pages” for our Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels fan page.

Join Our Pretzel Club!

If you haven’t done so already join our Pretzel Club to receive email newsletters from Kim & Scott with the latest TWISTED news!

Now let the fun begin – Are you logged in?