Cheerios has come up with a fun idea to help us all start thinking about making heart healthy choices, so they are partnering with country music superstar Martina McBride and professional athlete Cal Ripken, Jr. for the "Do What You Love" Contest. The winner and a guest will have the chance to meet and spend time with either Cal or Martina (yeah, like I'm on a first name basis with them, but it looks cool).
If you win and choose to meet Martina McBride:
You and a guest will get to tour Martina's world-class recording complex, Blackbird Studio, and listen to her music – including unreleased material – with her! You'll also get a private tour with Martina at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. You'll also receive VIP tickets to one of her upcoming concerts.
If you win and choose to meet Cal Ripken:
You and a guest will have lunch with Cal (or play catch if you're up for it!) and get a tour of the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy from the "Iron Man" of baseball himself. You'll also throw out the first pitch at the Cal Ripken World Series and sit in Cal's seats at a professional Baltimore baseball game.
From now through July 23, 2010, if you would like to participate in this contest, all you have to do is submit a 150-250 word original story and photo, telling Cheerios how you're taking care of your heart, so you can continue doing the things you love to do. Once your essay is written and the photo taken, just drop by Cheerios and enter. Once there, you just click who you would like to meet and follow the instructions. The people at Cheerios realize that writing an essay can sometimes be difficult, so to help make it easier for you, they were kind enough to provide some prompting questions for you:
- What do you love to do?
- How/when did you discover this passion?
- What do other people say about your passion
and how it affects you?
- How do you make your heart health a priority?
For official contest rules and detailed prize information, you can click here
Now, here's the giveaway part: If you would like to participate in this giveaway, one lucky winner will receive a "Do What You Love" prize pack that includes one box of Cheerios and a $25 American Express® Gift Card, which can be used towards doing something you love to do.
How to enter: Just leave a comment and you're all set.
***Shameless self-promotion alert***
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- Post about this contest on your site and supply a link back to here
- Re-Tweet my Tweet regarding this contest or just Tweet and include the individual link to this article
- Visit Cheerios on Facebook and "Like" them
Once the winner is chosen, they will need to supply me with their mailing information. That information will be forwarded to MyBlogSpark and Cheerios, who will send your prize.
This contest is open from now until 16 July, 11:59 pm, Eastern Time.
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Legal stuff: I hereby attest and affirm that I have received a prize pack from Cheerios. I also disclose and reveal that the product, information and prize packs were all given to me from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark.