Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mom goodies giveaway: Win an Amy's foods gift bag



In the hierarchy of comfort foods, for me, tomato soup rules. Growing up, on cold days my mom would serve it to me and my sister for lunch, with Ritz crackers. It's still my go-to winter eat and, bonus, I can down gallons of the stuff and it won't pork me up. Max is a major soup man; he thinks it's fun to eat, and I love how it encourages him to feed himself.

For all of you soup fans out there, here's a treat: The nice people at Amy's natural foods have offered up three gift bags, each worth $50. You get the market bag shown here filled with:

1 Amy's Spanish Rice & Red Bean Soup, 1 Amy's Chunky Tomato Bisque, 1 Amy's Southwestern Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup, 1 Amy's Tuscan Bean & Rice Soup, and three coupons each good for a free Amy's item, frozen or grocery. Plus, lots of cool extras: An Amy's soup mug, t-shirt, notepad, magnet, coloring book, soy crayons and pen.

To enter, leave a comment about your favorite kind of soup!

BONUS ENTRIES: After you leave your main comment, leave a separate comment for each of the following that you have done.
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Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with your Tweet time stamp (translation for Twitter newbies: click on the time below the Tweet, which shows you the URL). You can use this Tweet: Win a $50 Amy's foods gift bag from @LoveThatMax, three winners, ends 1/26, http://lovethatmax.blogspot.com
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This giveaway is open until Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 11:59 EST, and is for U.S. and Canadian residents. I'll pick two winners via randomizer.org, announce them on Wednesday, January 27, and alert you by e-mail.

Note: I received a few Amy's soups to sample, but the opinions expressed here are my own (and Max's). Slurp, slurp.

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

659 comments:

  1. My favourite soup is Vegetable! Love a hearty veggie soup!


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  8. I'm a HUGE Amy's fan. I'm a vegetarian, so her soups are the best thing ever to me! I have two favorites... the Tomato Alphabet soup and the Tuscan bean and rice (watch for onion breath though!).

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  13. My favorite soup is Italian wdding
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  14. I follow on twitter as nicjosemm
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  16. I'm a big clam chowder fan! I love some good clam chowder.

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  18. My favorite soup is Split Pea. Yum!

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  20. I love soup, too. My favorites are tomato and broccoli cheddar.

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  21. My favorite soup is tomato basil soup!

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  24. I love chicken noodle soup...especially when I am sick :)

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  25. I'd love to enter.

    My favorite soup is Minestrone.

    Blessings
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  26. hi! We love Amy's--that is my husbands favorite soup. I also use their vegetarian chili sometimes--that tastes homemade:)
    Thanks!

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  28. I follow your twitter! I still don't tweet much myself, though--i need to learn how to use my phone to do it...

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  29. My favorite soup is ribollita!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  30. My favorite soup is Vegetable (with a grilled cheese sandwich)

    Thanks!

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  31. I love love chicken noodle soup.
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  32. In the summer I like cold soups like gazpacho...in the winter nothing beats a good beef & vegetable soup!

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  33. And I just followed you on Twitter :-)

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  34. What a great giveaway - Amy's makes very high quality and delicious foods.

    Well, soup is usually associated with a cold winter's day and therefore, my favorite is a hearty mushroom barley soup, which, of all the soups around, seems to be the most fitting for a cold day.

    Of course, if mushroom barley is not available, cream of mushroom will do the trick as well.

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  35. I'm a big soup fan. I particularly like vegetable soups as I rarely make them at home.

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  36. I love all soups - especially those that feature beans.

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  37. I'm crazy for any kind of soup with rice. I blame Really Rosie.

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  38. My favorite soup? OMG - the lentil soup made by my Colombian friend's abuelita. Can't get that from a can! YUM!

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  44. Holey moley...so many good soups. French onion, mulligatawny, homemade vegetable, chicken and wild rice, lobster bisque...

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  45. My favorite soup is homemade chicken noodle yummm!!!

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  49. I just made a soup with corn, chorizo, and wild rice and it was delicious!
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  50. I am a subscriber!
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  52. One favorite soup that tops them all is my mother's matzoh ball soup; now mind you, she converted to judiaism and mastering a kick ass matzoh ball soup is no easy feat even when you're born into it, but she nailed it and it's been a constant in my life for over 40 years! Leah : )

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  53. My favorite soup now
    is green and lumpy,
    but as a kid I hated it
    cuz it looked all bumpy.

    Then I grew up
    got smart, fit, and healthy
    so now my favorite soup
    is GREEN...SPLIT PEA!


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  54. my favorite soup is navy bean and ham.

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  55. Seeming kind of boring-my favorite soup is still chicken noodle soup! Thank you for the contest!
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  56. I love vegetable soup! Especially my Mom's, it's the best!
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  61. I commented here: http://lovethatmax.blogspot.com/2010/01/heads-up-massive-tylenol-motrin.html
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  62. I love Tomato soup!!
    Please enter me:)
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  63. I love turkey and veggie soup.
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  64. My favorite kind of soup is chicken vegetable. I love those tender pieces of chicken surrounded by tasty veges!

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  65. My favorite is cheesy potato soup.
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  66. I love Amy's foods, and I love tomato soup! It's perfect on a winter day with a grilled cheese sandwich. Makes me feel like a kid every time!

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  69. I love homemade chicken noodles soup or baked potato soup.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. Homemade chicken noodle soup is the way to go! Love it.

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  74. I'm a follower through Blogger.

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  75. I'm a Facebook fan! tehbreeze

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  76. I love fattening potato soup with bacon and cheese. Too bad it's not as heart-healthy as tomato (which I don't like).
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  77. My fav is my homeade meatball soup. It is fantastic!
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  78. My favorite is tomato tortellini!


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  79. I follow on twitter!
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  80. I tweeted!
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  81. My favorite soup is Wedding soup.
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  82. follow on twitter(Missybeez800
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  83. I love maryland crab soup :)

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  84. My favorite soup is Tomato Bisque. YUMMY!!!

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  85. Its hard to pick a favorite,because I like them all. Since we have to pick I will have to pick Vegetable soup.

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  86. My favorite soup is chicken vegetable. Yum!

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  87. My favorite soup by Amy's is her Curried Lentil Soup, and my favorite soup overall is my grandmother's cabbage soup.
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  92. I think I would really enjoy the red bean and rice soup!

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  93. I retweeted the message about this contest. I can't find a time stamp though Hope this counts anyway. username @southernmom1983

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  94. I am a fan on Facebook....username Shanda

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  95. My favorite soup is Sausage Lentil. It a bit of work, but, it is delicious.

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  96. My favorite soup is sausage, white bean and kale.

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  97. My favorite soup is bean and bacon.

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  98. I love chicken nooddle!!
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  99. I follow on twitter!
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  100. I subscribe!
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  104. I love several kinds of soup, but one of my faves is the wonton soup I get from my favorite Chinese food place.

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  105. I love chicken corn chowder!

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  106. I love soup, but some of my favorites are Baked Potato Soup and a classic Chicken Noodle Soup!

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  107. I absolutely love lentil soup, Thai peanut soup is another fave. =)

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  108. I LUV GOOD Maryland Crab Soup (the crab needs to have done more than just jiggle his little fin in the soup!) jgerwigdively at hotmail dot com

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  109. beef and barley mverno@roadrunner.com

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  110. my favorite soup is beef and barley mverno@roadrunner.com

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  111. I love a good, hearty lentil soup.

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  112. I have more than one favorite soup. Overall fave is Italian wedding soup. Fave when I have a cold is Chinese hot and sour. I love a good seafood bisque when I'm out to dinner. Soup rules!

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  113. My favorite soup is a nice, thick lentil soup.

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  114. I follow your blog.

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  116. my fav is tomato with a peanut butter sandwich.

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  117. i follow

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  119. http://twitter.com/fangirljen/status/7963862148 TWEET

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  120. I like the Organic Chunky Vegetable Soup.

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  121. I am following you on Twitter and I posted about the contest at https://twitter.com/wildflower1014/status/7964168211

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  122. My favorite soup is Vegetable Soup. That and plenty of crackers mixed in to make a mush. MMM...good!

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  123. Thanks for the opportunity! My favorite soup is Campbell's V8 Southewester Corn.

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  124. Broc and cheese or vegan split pea.

    I love Amy's. It's so nice to find easy, pre-made veggie foods.

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  125. I just commmented on your "For Better, For Worse" post!

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  126. I love tomato soup. Thank you

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  127. I am following on twitter (cluster77). Thank you

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  128. my favourite sop is chicken rice soup

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  129. I am a french onion soup addict!! :-) yummy onions, smooshy bread, and gooey cheese! YUM!!

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  132. My favorite soup is potato leek.

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  133. one of my favorites is french onion
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  134. I do love tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich on the side.

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  135. i think my favorite is a good beef stew

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  136. My favorite right now is chicken tortilla that I make from a friend's recipe.

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  138. I have a soft spot for italian wedding soup. Besides having an ultra cool name, it tastes pretty darn good.

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  139. 1st place: Tomato soup with rice! 2nd place: Brocolli & cheddar. Both must be homemade, of course!

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  140. I'm addicted to black bean soup because I like to add avocado, roasted corn, & sour cream--soooo good!
    thanks for the chance--Amy's is one of my favorites!

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  141. I Was never into soup before trying French Onion! I love the melted cheese layer and croutons on top.
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  144. My favroite soup is vegetable beef

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  147. TOMATO is my favorite if it is yummy or a hearty minestrone soup

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  148. I love Tomato Basil soup - yum yum!

    We used to do soup all the time and I just realized we have not done it all winter yet. Hmmm, something good to add to the rotation!

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  149. I follow this blog on Blogger

    By the way, I noticed your comment on the New York Times article! It is great to see some additional attention to childhood strokes!

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  150. My all time favorite soup is Split Pea. I also like Broccoli Cheese soup.

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  151. I love cheesy potato soup!

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  152. homemade chicken noodle with dumplings. Yummy! Had it last night!

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  153. I love broccoli cheddar soup!

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  155. This is a hard one to narrow down. Minestroni soup

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  156. I love soups. One of my favorites is Italian Wedding Soup.

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  157. I love Amy's products so much!! My favorite soup is anything vegetarian/vegan and that means no meat broth. It is usually hard to find unless it is a brand like Amy's:)
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  159. I love the Curried Lentil Soup

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  160. My favorite soup is homemade soup! Any kind of homemade soup!

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  161. My favorite soup is homemade vegetable beef soup!

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  164. I'm a subscriber, via Google Reader.

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  166. I love Miso soup, I even have it for breakfast sometimes. The soup that brings back the fondest memories though would be borscht. My dad would make it every weekend when we were growing up. As adults if we were sick or in the hospital he would also make us some borscht and bring it to us.

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  167. my favorite soup is Tomato Rice

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  168. bean with bacon soup and peanut butter crackers

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  169. Beef & Barley Soup is my favorite!
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  170. I love Split Pea, especially when my husband makes it.


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