Soup of the Day: Cream of Contest

By Courtney | 3 Rookie Marks »

Soup is always a remedy to illness. Every child knows that when they get sick mom is going to come asking “what kind of soup would you like today?” Or perhaps mom doesn’t come asking but shows up with a bowl of chicken noodle.

When the doctor’s were testing me for gastroparesis and told me that a liquid diet was best, one of their suggestions was soup. Around the same time as I was told that soup was on the good list, Progresso through MyBlogSpark blessed me with an assortment of soup. There was everything ranging from Progresso’s traditional soups to their new light soup. While I wasn’t exactly thrilled at the idea of being on a liquid diet, I was excited that I had an opportunity to try many flavors of Progresso Soup.

My excitement towards the light soups was enhanced when I saw that they are low carb. We all know that as a diabetic I count carbs for my meals. I could have an entire can of the Progresso light soup for less than 30 carbs. This is a great thing for me. If I was still counting calories instead of carbs I’d be well off too as these soups are low calorie soups (100 calories or less per serving with 2 servings in a can).

With my stomach issues it was very easy for me to just grab a can of soup and be satisfied. There are many flavors to choose from, my favorites being Southwestern Style Vegetable, Chicken and Dumpling, Chicken and Wild Rice, and Italian Style Meatball.


To celebrate the new 100 calorie soups and their awesome flavors you can head over to to enter the Progresso “Souper You Debut” contest for the chance to win a full makeover trip to New York City!

Entering is easy and the prize is great!

Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 21st-23rd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in a NYC hotel, a full makeover, a $1,000 wardrobe shopping spree and personal consultation at a New York department store.

To enter, you´ll need to do the following:

* Go to to learn more and enter the contest

* Submit your essay (200 characters or less) telling Progresso why you love Progresso Light or 100 Calorie Soups and why you would like a makeover

* In addition, please submit a photo of yourself that visually reinforces the theme of your essay

Once you enter, you´ll have the chance for your photo and/or an excerpt from your essay to appear on, so be sure to check back frequently! Once the 10 finalists are announced, you can visit from March 29 through April 12 to vote for your favorite.

The contest closes on March 15th (I know, I’m late to the notification game) but, I do have something to give away.

Progresso has provided me with a “Souper You Debut” gift pack that contains a soup mug (as seen in the picture above, it’s a nice ceramic mug), a jump rope (that counts your jumps) and two cans of Progresso Soup.

Entering my contest is easy and it’s open till Wednesday the 17th and I’ll announce the winner on Friday the 19th.

There are several ways to enter, but one way is mandatory.

In order for all entries to count, you must tell me what your favorite sick time soup is. What kind of soup is it that you wish people would bring you when you’re ill. Leave a comment and let me know (this is mandatory and will get you 1 entry).

For additional entries you can:
-follow me on twitter @ridetoremedy
-tweet about the contest
-link back to this give away on your blog.

Leave me comments for each additional entry you submit. You can earn up to 4 entries total this way. The winner will be chosen at random on Friday the 19th. I will contact the winner via email for their mailing address so please use a valid email address.

Also, please note that this contest is only open to US and Canadian residents only.

I look forward to seeing what your favorite soup is when you’re sick.

FTC Disclosure: Progresso provided me with free product, information, and the gift pack through MyBlogSpark. No further compensation was provided. Although Progresso provided the soup for free, all opinions are my own.

3 Rookie Marks On Soup of the Day: Cream of Contest

  1. Wow – I love finding contests that are open to Canadians too!

    Chicken Noodle is my all-time favourite of course – I grew up with that as the ‘sick-day’ remedy my Mom instinctively knew to serve. How do Mom’s ‘know’ that???

    Makes my mouth water thinking of a big bowl of steamy hot soup to soothe my sore throat.

    ...said Heather in BC on March 11th, 2010
  2. Hey,
    Nice blog. Hot and sour is my favorite. The spicy tangy flavor makes my day.
    I really crave it when I feel sick.

    ...said kALPANA ARUMUGAM on March 17th, 2010
  3. I got another entry to the competition, since I am following on Twitter… Hurray :)

    ...said KALPANA ARUMUGAM on March 17th, 2010

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