Okay, I have a confession to make. I'm a soup junkie *laugh*. Seriously, I could live on soup if my husband would let me. But, since my husband is a "meat and potatoes" type of guy he's not a soup lover like I am. Part of my goals for this year, though, were to eat foods with more nutritional value and I figured the one thing I need to eat more of is soup because it contains so much nutrition and just tastes so DARN good. So, this Spark came into my e-mail at exactly the right time. Especially since I just got a yoga tape in the mail (I'll get to why that's important in a minute here :), free from Amazon.com via Swagbucks, and have been wanting to try it, but it requires a yoga mat and I was too cheap to buy one. So instead of doing yoga I've been just looking at the tape and praying that fitness will somehow transfer to me via osmosis...it hasn't worked yet, but it was worth a shot ;).
First, Progresso, through My Blog Spark would like to pass along some information on a contest they are doing right now. So I'm just going to take this part and parcel from my e-mail. Check it out...
"As the confetti settles and 2011 begins, say hello to a New Year and a new you with the help of Progresso.
Available in 40 delicious flavors with 100 calories or less, Progresso® Soup can help curb your hunger, making it easier for you to stick to your weight management plan all year long. With hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, corn and rice, and flavor-packed vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers, Progresso Soup varieties with 100 calories or less offer a good source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables.
To help kick off a new outlook on the New Year, Progresso is excited to announce the return of the "Souper YouTM Debut" contest! From January 3rd through March 16th, you and your readers can visit Progresso on Facebook to enter for the chance to win a full makeover in New York City.
Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 20th-22nd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in an NYC hotel, a full makeover, a guided wardrobe shopping spree with a personal consultation at a New York City department store, and $1,000 in spending money.
To enter, you´ll need to do the following:
- Go to Progresso on Facebook to learn more and enter the contest
- Submit your essay (200 characters or less) telling Progresso why you love their soups that contain 100 calories or less, and why you deserve a chance to win a trip to NYC for a full fashion overhaul
- In addition, please submit a photo of yourself that visually reinforces the theme of your essay
Visit the Facebook page to download a coupon for $1.00 off four (4) cans of Progresso Soup and to check out makeover videos provided by MyStyle.com and the Style Network. Be sure to also "Follow" Progresso on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Progresso."
So, now that you know about the cool contest, we'll get to the giveaway part. Progresso through My Blog Spark is being super cool and is giving me a Souper You Debut Prize pack and is also giving me an additional one to give away to one of you lucky people.
What does the prize pack contain? The prize pack will contain a a VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup, as well as a yoga mat, water bottle, set of aerobic bands, sport headband and two sport wristbands (seen above, but you'll only get one VIP coupon for soup, not two, so keep that in mind).
Makes you feel more in shape and nutritious just reading it doesn't it ;).
To enter this contest is simple. Just leave a comment about how you are planning to incorporate more nutrition and/or exercise into your lifestyle this year.
This giveaway will start today, January 5, 2011 (argh! I keep typing 2010!) and go through January 12th, 2011 at 11:59 pm. On January 13th, I'll pick a winner via random.org and post the winner up here. If you'd like me to send you an e-mail, should you win, please include your e-mail address in the following format: someone (at) somewhere (dot) com, so that I can get back to you and you won't get nailed by spambots. The winner will have until January 17th to get back to me and if I haven't heard from them I'll pick a new winner. This giveaway is open to all legal residents of the USA so go for it people! And good luck!