Friday, January 15, 2010

Giveaway: Souper You Debut

Back in December, Progresso contacted me about a contest they were doing and asked if I'd like to be a part of it. Obviously I said yes - who doesn't love Progresso soup, right?

Like every other person on the face of this Earth, I'm trying to lose those last 5 pounds (or 10, whatever), and when better to really kick off your weight loss than in the new year? Apparently Progresso is on to us, because they've created the Souper You Debut.





The contest offers a chance to win a trip for 2 to New York for a make-over and $1000 shopping spree - can you think of a better way to celebrate the new year? Me either.

So how do you enter? It's pretty easy. Click here to be taken to Progresso's website, submit a 200 word essay on why you love Progresso soup and why you'd love a make-over, and lastly, submit a photo that reinforces your essay. Then you just wait till you win, and then head off to NY the weekend of May 21-23.

Easy, right?

Oh, what's that? You don't know why you love Progresso soup and therefore cannot write an essay on that topic?

Want to win a few free cans so you can taste the goodness yourself?

When Progresso contacted me about this contest, they also sent me a huge care package of 15 cans of Light and 100 calorie soups, a nice soup mug, and an electronic jump rope (to keep track of those calories burnt!). Look at all this loot:

They sent me a variety of both Light soup and 100 calorie soup, which is great because they both fit into the Weight Watchers plan:

The first one I tried out was Chicken and Dumplings, and while the veggies were a little mushy, the taste was spot on. Not too salty, nice chunks of chicken, and dough-y dumplings. Yum. And the best part was that I was able to eat the whole can and not feel like I just ate my weight in sodium. Yesterday for lunch I had the Southwest Style Vegetable, and that is probably my favorite. It takes like there's some taco mix in there, and the veggies were yummy. The beans fill you up, and the whole can is 1 WW point. 1 POINT!!! That's nothing!

Because they're so low in calories, I've been eating a whole can with a Boca chicken patty every day for lunch, and I really am satisfied after lunch. Not too full, and def. not hungry at all. Just right; and I can make it through till almost 4pm before I need a little snack to get me through till dinner. The best part, obviously, is that there are so many varieties that even though I've been eating soup every day, it hasn't been the same kind every day and that really helps to shake things up.

So what's in it for you? Progresso has offered to send one of my readers a gift pack containing 2 cans of Progresso soup, a soup mug, and an electronic jump rope!

To enter, leave a comment for each item listed below. Each comment will count as an entry, so be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do. And don't forget to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win!

The contest will run from today through Thursday, January 21. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on Friday, January 22. OK, ready to enter?

To enter:
  1. Leave me a comment below telling me why you want to win. (1 entry)
  2. Become a public follower of my blog (1 entry)
  3. Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include my Twitter ID (@Hagen23) so I can give you credit. Tell me you Tweeter and leave your Twitter ID in the comments below. (1 entry)
  4. Grab my button and put it on your blog. Be sure to leave me your blog address below! (leave 2 separate entries below for this)
  5. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to the post below (leave 2 separate entries for this below)

If you do each thing, you will leave 7 separate entries. Good luck - the winner will be announced on Jan. 22!

42 comments:

Justine said...

Ooo I'm about to start up weight watchers and this would totally help jump start my motivation!! :)

The Lumberjack's Wife said...

Hello! I am trying to lose some weight, but mostly firm up my tummy before my 10 year anniversary trip to Cancun with my husband!
And I love soup!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I retweeted your tweet about the giveaway.

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Me and t he hubby are trying to eat healthier, and soup is definately healthy! So that's why I want to win. AND I had no idea they have light soup.

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I'm already a follower

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I blogged about it.

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Proof of blog post: http://funtimesofmarriedlife.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-time.html

Ria Thurston said...

Wow! I found this blog through Newlywed Giggles :) I am following you now and would love to win some soup. Perfect for winters in Minnesota... freezing!

Stop by sometime and Thanks,
Ria

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Leesie said...

Ooh I would love to win some soup. I'm a follower.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'd like to win because I started counting my WW points yesterday and I need all the help I can get!

Sue

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Hi there!! One of my girlfriends did Weight Watchers last year and every time we were in the lunch room she was opening up a can of Progresso Soup. She lost like 25 pounds, I was amazed.

I'd like to check it out.

Thanks.

Claire said...

I want to win because I like to win things!

Claire said...

I am a public follower of your blog for some time now.

Amanda said...

I'd love some free soup! I eat Progresso soup for lunch at least 3 times a week! Yummy.

Liz @ Frugally Blonde said...

I'm a big fan of Progresso soup - I'd love to win!

One Cryptic Mama said...

I love progresso soup- but haven't tried the "healthier" versions & would love to, as I'm working on getting my weight down too! thanks for the chance.
onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

rendykay said...

My hubby takes a can of soup every day for his lunch at work.

Jen said...

I'd like to win, I love mushy vegetables! Thanks
JEn
mamato6@cox.net

Jen said...

I follow
Jen
mamato6@cox.net

Paige said...

I found this blog through Money Saving Mom, and I would love to enter. Who doesn't love soup, right?

superpaige at ericksonfamily dot com

Wendi P said...

I have hit a plateau in my weight loss and need a kick start. The jump rope would certainly be used daily and the Light soups sound perfect for my diet and the cold weather.

Pat said...

My husband is on Weight Watchers and eats a lot of Progresso Soup. This would be great to win.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Lori said...

I just started a new diet and exercise program. This would really help.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Charity said...

I really like the Progresso soups!! They are great for you:) Please enter me. Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

I became a blog follower:)

Anonymous said...

This would be great:0
I love soup!!
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I follow as the Two M and M's
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Charity said...

I also grabbed your button#1
http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/

Charity said...

Grabbed your button #2
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Jay said...

I want to win b/c with 3 littles and a newborn it makes a great lunch! It sure beats PB and J's everyday:)
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

The Bookworm said...

It's been soo cold lately that a nice warm bowl of soup sounds perfect! Plus, I don't have to worry about breaking my diet to enjoy it. :)

hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bookworm said...

I'm a blog follower.

hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bookworm said...

I'm following you on Twitter (I'm hawaiismn) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/hawaiismn/status/7996991558

hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

I am trying to get healthy and I would love to try these soups!
tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laura said...

I follow your blog.
tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katie said...

I would love some progresso soup!

Katie said...

I'm a blog follower!
ericandkatiewedding(at) gmail.com

Katie said...

I just tweeted the giveaway (@Latte_Love)

MKB said...

HI! I need to work on my new years resolution and this would really help me out! Kbroderi@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I've gained 15 lbs in the past year (aargh!), and I just started a diet plan last week. This soup would fit right in!
bkittie@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I am trying to eat healthier so these would be great to win...

jessicap067@gmail.com