Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Banquet - Comfort Meals On A Budget

I moved out very young. It was the day of my High School graduation. After having problems at home, it was time to go so I went. As a kid with limited funds, a part time job at Kmart I ate a Banquet Chicken Pot Pie and Banquet meals, well a girl can't live on Romain Noodles and Spagetti O's can she?

With Banquet I felt like I was eating a home cooked meal. I could get a ton of them for under $5.00 and have enough dinners for the week. It was the kind of comfort meals I was used to without spending my whole little paycheck.

Banquet has been around for over 50 years creating single-serve dinner varieties so each family member is covered from Macaroni & Cheese or Chicken Fingers to Chicken Pasta Marinara, Sweet and Sour Chicken or Creamy Pasta Carbonara.

As a way of saying "Thanks a Million" to their loyal customers over all these years, Banquet is giving away more than $1 million worth of redeemable cash prizes this February through April. Beginning February 8, look for Banquet frozen dinner meals with the "Thanks a Million" logo on the box. Each of these specially-marked packages will contain a special game piece, either one of over 16,000 redeemable cash prizes worth anywhere from $10 to $100,000, or a Banquet coupon. What's better than that? A quick dinner on the table in minutes and a chance to find the equivalent of the "Willy Wonka" golden ticket!


The Banquet brand began in 1953 with the introduction of frozen meat pies. Banquet frozen dinners first hit store shelves in 1955. The '70s brought several different fried chicken offerings. Most recently, Banquet launched Homestyle Bakes and Dessert Bakes, and the brand revolutionized convenient, family-style cooking with the introduction of Banquet Crock-Pot Classics in 2004.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Banquet and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”


  1. I thought getting a Banquet Chicken Pot Pie was a treat as a kid. I loved them.
    Now, I'm more likely to buy the family entrees from Banquet when they are on sale. Sometimes buying the family size entrees is actually cheaper than buying the meats and making gravy for the meal. So it always pays to check what price they are going for when you shop because it could be cheaper than buying meat that you'll have to prepare.

  2. I just put a Banquet chicken pot pie in the microwave! Love Banquet on those lazy, don't want to cook days.

  3. These are great foods... I think it is wonderful that they are giving back to their customers.
    Thanks for the info.


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