Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Progresso Souper You Debut *Giveaway*

While it may be a little cliché, I started off the new year with a couple of resolutions in mind. #1: Break up with caffeine. #2: Finally get down to my ever-elusive goal weight. So far, I can give myself a little pat on the back. I haven't had a stitch of caffeine since January 1st and I'm on my way to 20 pounds lost with the help of Weight Watchers Online.

Still, I recognize that the journey to weight loss isn't an easy one. I tend to get stuck in a "diet rut" where I eat the same thing over and over, and boredom isn't my friend when it comes to sticking to an eating plan. I love that Progresso offers tasty, healthful options in their soups. 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.

I had the opportunity to try the Light soups, which are Weight Watchers-endorsed and are clearly labeled with Points values. I especially liked the Beef Pot Roast and the Chicken Noodle varieties, and it was so easy to just grab a can to take with me to work for a healthy, satisfying lunch!

To help kick off a new outlook on the New Year, Progresso is excited to announce the return of the "Souper You™ Debut" contest! From January 3rd through March 16th, you 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

Once the 10 finalists are announced, you can visit Progresso on Facebook from March 30th through April 13th to vote for your favorite.

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.


One lucky winner will receive a "Souper You" gift pack which includes:

-VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup

-Yoga mat

-Water bottle

-Set of aerobic bands

-Sport headband and 2 wristbands

To enter, tell me if you've tried Progresso soups before...if so, which is your favorite?

For extra entries, you can:

1) Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect

2) Subscribe to e-mail updates

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Blog or tweet this giveaway and post the link in your comment

Giveaway ends Saturday, February 26th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Good luck!