Contests & Giveaways at Fooducate

This is a summary page of all the fun contests and giveaways going on at Fooducate. Most of the contests are happening on  Fooducate’s mobile phone app (iPhone & Android)

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Favorite Peanut Butter? (Aug 26 – Sept 1)

Peanut butter is an All American favorite.

Some helpful tips:

  • Choose peanut butter without added sugar and oils.
  • Watch out for fat-free, and other diet options full of unnecessary ingredients. (Scan them to learn more).
  • Refrigerate a jar after opening.

Krema peanut butter is made with just one ingredient – peanuts!
Here’s your chance to win a free jar sent to your home.

Details:

  • Contest runs Sunday 8/26 till Saturday 9/1 midnight PST
  • Scan ANY brand of peanut butter
  • Each scan increases your chances to win

Ready, set, SCAN!!!

Winners: Angela from Arlington, VA; Alexi from New Haven, CT; Evelyn from Dallas, TX; Doug from Jackson, MS. Congrats!

I am a huge health nut and it is hard to find quality foods in stores these days. You never know what harmful ingredients have been put in these foods for preservation, consistency etc… Everything seems to be “Natural”. Thanks to Fooducate, my homework is done for me. I just go to the store, scan… and I’m all set! It makes living a healthy lifestyle a whole lot easier!

-Alexi

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Your Favorite Pre and Post Workout Foods?

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Thanks to the thousands of app users who participated in our Olympic-themed contest on your favorite pre and post workout foods! We got some awesome new recipes, great pre and post workout food ideas, along with some crazy diet splurges that people indulge in after they have just burned off all those calories :) (hopefully they didn’t gain them all back in one sitting!) So here were the most popular:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Shakes
  • Peanut butter
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Kale
  • Quinoa
  • Chocolate milk

The crazy indulgences:

  • Waffles
  • Beer
  • Turkey Jerky
  • Gummy Bears

Winner: Peter from Orlando, Florida. Congrats!

I love your app and tell everybody about it. Your app makes me and my whole family better shoppers. If you want to know which food item is better for you just “Fooducate” them.  -Peter

 

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Dad’s BBQ Faves? (June 17-23)

Happy Father’s Day!!!

Are you grilling something tasty today?Take a minute to scan the barcode of your favorite rub or sauce for a chance to win a $30 gift card.

Details:

  • Contest runs Sunday 6/17 till Saturday 6/23 midnight PST
  • Scan ANY rub, sauce, spice mix, etc…
  • Each scan increases your chances to win

Ready, set, SCAN!!!

Winner: Patrick from the San Jose, CA area. Congrats!

We have to come use Fooducate in a social context, making it a game almost, scanning items in our home and our friends’ homes, then trying to guess what grade items have received.         -Patrick

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Favorite Ice Cream? (June 10-16)

Summer is almost here and here at Fooducate we’re thinking frozen, sweet, and in small portions ;-)

Some helpful tips:

  • NEVER eat directly from the container. A serving is half a cup.
  • Watch out for sugar-free, fat-free, and other diet options full of unnecessary ingredients. (Scan them to learn more).
  • Colorful sorbets may be full of artificial colors…
  • Ice cream is not a health food, so don’t believe any health marketing claims. Just have fun…

We’re wondering what America’s favorite brand of ice cream is.
So, for a chance to win a $30 gift card of your choice, scan your favorite frozen treat.

Details:

  • Contest runs Sunday 6/10 till Saturday 6/16 midnight PST
  • Scan ANY ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, popsicle, etc…
  • Each scan increases your chances to win

Winner is Jillian from Bay City, MI.

Here is the list of favorite ice creams you voted for with your scanners:

 


Rank Brand Name Percent
1 Edy’s / Dreyer’s 16%
2 Breyers 15%
3 Ben & Jerry’s 9%
4 Haagen-Dazs 6%
5 Blue Bunny 6%
6 Blue Bell 6%
7 Skinny Cow 5%
8 Weight Watchers 4%
9 Turkey Hill 4%
10 Trader Joe’s 3%

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Fooducate a Friend! (June 3-9)

Summer is almost here…time for the beach :-)

Help the people you care for eat real food and lose weight!

Fooducate is available for Android, iPhone (best health app of 2011!!), and online.

Click on the share button below, fooducate your buddies, and enter the drawing for a $30 gift card.

Details:

  • Share by email, facebook, or twitter (email only on Android)
  • Each time you share, your chances of winning increase
  • Contest starts Sunday Jun 3rd, ends Saturday Jun 9th, midnight PST
  • Registered users only
Winner is Melissa from the Phoenix, AZ area  - “Fooducate has been a great too to help me understand labels better when making healthy food choices.”

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Valentine Chocolate (Feb 12 – 18)

 

Valentine’s Day is the biggest chocolate event of the year. Scan your favorite chocolate treat for a chance to win a $25 gift card.Remember: Don’t eat too much! Make every bite count.

Details:

  • Scan any chocolate
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!
  • Winner will be notified via their Fooducate app

Ready, set, SCAN!!!

chocolate heart image: Fodoro.com

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Salsa Time (Feb 4 – 10)

 

Salsa is a tomato based sauce, low in calories and high in flavor, used as a dip. Scan your favorite salsa for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Details:

  • Scan your favorite salsa
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!
  • Winner will be notified via their Fooducate app

Ready, set, SCAN!!!

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New Year Resolution (Dec 30 – Jan 5)

 

Happy New Year!!!Tell us what you will be doing to improve your health in 2012, for a chance to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • email us describing what you will be doing to improve your health in 2012
  • Contest starts Friday 12/30, ends Thursday 1/5 midnight PST
  • Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email

New year image courtesy of PSDGraphics.com

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Go Nuts. And Seeds (Dec 4-10)

Nuts and seeds are a great source of protein, healthy fats, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals.Scan one or more nut/seed/trailmix products that you like to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan at least one product
  • Each additional scan increases your chances of winning
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner has been notified

Ready, set, SCAN!!!

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Tasty Giveaway! (Nov 11-23)

Are you into ethnic foods?Scan one or more products for a chance to win 3 tasty entrees from Saffron Road Foods.

Details:

  • Scan at least one ethnic food
  • Each additional scan increases your chances of winning

The THREE Winners are:

  • Greg G., Columbus, GA
  • Nicole W., Atlanta, GA
  • Elisabeth C., New Orleans, LA

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Got Comments? (Nov 14-20)

So you’ve scanned some products and seen their Fooducate grade and details.But have you read what others have to say?Have you chimed in with your own opinion on that new yogurt flavor, or your favorite brand of chips?Comment on at least one product to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Comment on at least one item
  • The more you items you comment on, the higher your chances of winning
  • No need to sign up. Just click the comment button and add your thoughts about a product!

Winner has been notified.

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Scan Your Pantry (Nov 5-11)

How healthy are you eating?

Scan through your pantry and see if it’s an A, B or C.

Scan at least 10 items to enter a drawing for a $50 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan at least 10 different items in your pantry within a one hour period
  • The more you scan the higher your chances of winning
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner has been notified

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Soup Time! (Oct 27 – Nov 2 )

 

It’s getting cold out and there is nothing like a hot soup on a chilly night.Scan one or more soups you like to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan at least one soup
  • Each additional soup scan increases your chances of winning
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!
Winner is Sarah from the Austin, TX area – “Fooducate helps me make better informed decisions about meals for my diabetic son (Type 1). We use it all the time!! “

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Halloween Candy Contest! (Oct 10-17 )

It’s that time of year when everything turns orange and black.

Scan one or more Halloween themed candies to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan at least one Halloween themed snack
  • Each additional snack scan increases your chances of winning
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!
  • Winner HAS BEEN NOTIFIED

Ready, set, SCAN!!!

==================================================================Your Favorite Restaurant Dish (Oct 1-7 )

What’s your favorite restaurant dish? Tell us your answer to enter a drawing for Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets by Food Network star Anne Burrell, with Suzanne Lenzer, and a foreword by Mario Batali

Details:

  • email cookbook@fooducate.com with the name of your favorite dish
  • Contest starts Saturday 10/1, ends Friday 10/7 midnight PST
  • No need to sign up. Just reply!

Winner is Gal from Brooklyn, NY whose new favorite dish is the appetizer is in Sette restaurant in Park Slope. It is a spinach and pear salad with blue cheese and sugar pecans.

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Your Favorite Cookie (Sept 15 –  21)

What’s your favorite cookie?

Scan your favorite product and tap its “like” button to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan the barcode of your favorite cookie
  • Tap the “like” button
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner is Natalia from Studio City, CA –  she scanned Trader Joe’s Charmingly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Your Favorite Nut Butter (August 30 – September 5)

What’s your favorite nut butter brand? Is it Skippy or Jif peanut butters? An almond butter? Something else?

Scan your favorite product and tap its “like” button to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan the barcode of your favorite nut butter
  • Tap the “like” button
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner has been notified via their Fooducate app

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Your Favorite Cracker (August 21 – August 27)

What’s your favorite cracker? Is it a WheatThin, Triscuit, Ritz, Goldfish, or some other brand?

Scan your favorite crackers and click their “like” button to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan the barcode of your favorite cracker
  • Tap the “like” button
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner has been notified.

Your top 10 favorite brands, if you are curious, are:

    1. Wheat Thins
    2. Triscuit
    3. Ritz
    4. Goldfish
    5. Cheez-It
    6. Kashi
    7. Club
    8. Nabisco
    9. Trader Joe’s
    10. Keebler

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Healthy School Snacks (August 13 – August 19)

It’s back to school for millions of kids. Are they getting healthy snacks?

Scan one or more healthy kids’ snacks to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan at least one snack with A or B grades
  • Each additional healthy product scanned increases your chances of winning
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!
  • Winner will be notified via their Fooducate app

Ready, set, SCAN!!!

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Fooducate a Friend (July 28-August 2)

Help the people you care about eat a bit better!

Share this app with friends for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card of your choice. Click on the share button below, fooducate your pals, and enter the drawing.

Details:

  • Share by email, facebook, or twitter (email only on Android)
  • Each time you share, your chances of winning increase
  • No need to sign up. Just share!
  • Winner will be notified via their Fooducate app

Winner has been notified!

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Scan Healthy to win! (7/24-7/30)

Scan 5 or more healthy products to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice.

Details:

  • Scan at least 5 products grading B+ or higher
  • Each additional healthy product scanned increases your chances of winning
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!
  • Winner will be notified via their Fooducate app

Winner: Beth, Atlanta Metro, GA won a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card

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Healthy Hot Dogs? (June 29- July 5)

Independence Day is upon us and what better way to celebrate than classic American fare.

For a chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice, scan hot-dogs and wieners. See if you can find the brands with the least amount of bad-stuff in ‘em…

Details:

  • Scan ANY hot dog, wiener, or sausage product
  • Each scan increases your chances to win
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner: Aimme, Huber Heights, OH won a $25 iTunes gift card

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Ice Cream! (June 25- July 1)

This week, summer is officially here and we’re loving all things frozen and sweet (and in small portions ;-)

For a chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice, scan your favorite frozen treat.

Details:

  • Scan ANY ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, popsicle, etc…
  • Each scan increases your chances to win
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner: Denise, Santa Clara, CA won a $25 Whole Foods Market card!

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Dads Need Knives! (June 15-19)

In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Wusthof to give one lucky dad a beautiful knife set ($150 value!!!).

For a chance to win, scan any condiment you plan to use with this weekend’s BBQ.

Details:

  • Scan ANY condiment – rubs, marinades, sauces, mustard, pickles, etc…
  • Each scan increases your chances to win
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winner:

  • Diana, Coralville, IA

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Scan Target to Win! (June 12-18)

We’re giving away $25 Target gift cards to the three people who scan the most Target brand food products this week. Details:

  • Scan Target brand products: Archer Farms & Market Pantry
  • Each unique product scan is added to your total
  • No need to sign up. Just scan!

Winners:

  • Georgiana, Lake Mary, FL – “Thanks! Love your app! :-)
  • Kimberly – Tulsa, OK
  • anonymous

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Fooducate a friend! (June 5-11)

Help the people you care about eat a bit better!

Share this app with friends for a chance to win a $20 iTunes Gift Card. Click on the share button below, fooducate your pals, and enter the drawing.

Details:

  • Share by email, facebook, or twitter
  • Each time you share, your chances of winning increase
  • No need to sign up. Just share!

Winner has been notified!

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Scan Wal-Mart to Win! (June 2-8)

We’re giving away $25 Wal-Mart gift cards to the three people who scan the most Wal-Mart brand products this week.

Details:

  • Scan Wal-Mart brand products: Sam’s Choice, Great Value, World Table, Marketside, Clear American
  • Each unique product scan is added to your total

Winners (partial list):

  • Erica, Fullerton CA
  • Kati, Syracuse, UT
  • Storm, Crestview, FL

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Scan Trader Joe’s to Win (May 25-29)

We gave away $25 Trader Joe’s gift cards to the three people who add the most TJ products to our database this week.

Details:

  • Scan Trader Joe’s brand products
  • Each time you scan a product we don’t recognize, you’ll be asked to add it to our database by taking 3 pictures.
  • Each unique product submission is added to your total

Winners (partial list):

  • Jimmy, Phoenix, AZ
  • Donna, Princeton, NJ

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Ayala’s Herbal Water Giveaway (May 22-28)

For an entire week, we gave away 2 gift packs of Ayala’s Herbal Water every day! For a chance to win, users just had to scan any beverage.

Winners (partial list):

  • Nery, Beaverton, OR – “Fooducate has opened my eyes as to the stark reality of what my family and I are eating. I love this app!! I am now eating a lot more healthier. Thank you Fooducate!”Marie, Lincoln,  DE  – “Love using this App”
  • Gabe, Huntington Beach, CA – “Fooducate is a great app to understand quickly what you are consuming”
  • Austin, Suwanee, Georgia 30024 – “I literally use fooducate for everything and I love it.”
  • Erica, Hummelstown, PA
  • Sarah, Spicewood, TX – “We love Fooducate! My eleven year old has Type 1 Diabetes, and this app helps him make better choices. During our grocery shopping, he has all the information about food at his fingertips!”
  • Yoko, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Todd, Gambrills, MD
  • Ashley, Lacey, WA – “I love this app because I can scan anything I want to eat and it will give me a better choice that is similar to that food!”

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What’s your favorite cereal? (May 14 – 17)

Scan and vote for the cereals you like best for a chance to win a month of FREE milk .

Winner has been notified.

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Scan Healthy to Win (May 11 – May 15)

Use your Fooducate iPhone app – Scan “A” or “A-” products to enter a drawing for a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card.

Winner: Lauren, Boston, MA – “I love this app! It’s a great way to see how healthy items are that you’re either purchasing or before you eat! Thanks :)

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Mother’s Day – Help mom eat a bit better (May 7 – May 8 )

This Mother’s Day Weekend, help mom eat a bit better! Make your mother a healthy breakfast, then post a picture and description on Fooducate’s Facebook page. A $25 iTunes Gift Card will be randomly awarded to one of the healthy breakfast creators.

Winner: Debbie, Rockville, MD

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Fooducate a Friend (April 30 – May 6)

Help the people you care about eat a bit better! Share the Fooducate app with friends for a chance to win a $25 iTunes Gift Card.

Winner: Sheetal, Faifax, VA.

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Chobani Greek Yogurt Giveaway (April 26 – May 2)

Scan Any brand yogurt for a chance to win a FREE custom case (12 units) of Chobani Greek Yogurt delivered to your home! Winners:

  • Mike, Indianapolis, IN – “Great way to compare before I get to the store saves me time in the isle !!!!”
  • Sarah, San Jose, CA – “By eating healthy, I am sending a positive message to my young children!”
  • Frydel, St. Louis, MO – “I find your app very helpful to decide what to buy at the store. It gives me great feedback.”
  • Sheila, Washington DC – “Getting a chance to Fooducate myself on what’s healthy and what’s not is letting me take control of my life. Thanks Fooducate!”

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Easter Egg Hunt (April 20 – April 24)

Happy Easter! Join the Fooducate Easter Egg Hunt for a chance to win a $20 gift card. We’ve hidden 3 mystery products (Easter eggs) in our product database. Can you find them?

Winners:

  • Elizabeth,  St Louis, MO
  • Bruce, greater Salt Lake City, UT – “Love the app. It helps me find better food as I shop.”
  • Jane.

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Scan Healthy to Win (April 10 – 17, 2011)

A $25 Trader Joe’s gift card to the person who scans the highest number of healthy products in a week (rating B+ or higher).

Winner: Shelia of Oklahoma City. Congrats!

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  • Gabby Durango

    Do you do book reviews?

  • Ellie516

    I love fooducate! I’ve been on a diet for a week with fooducates help and went from 175 pounds to 135 pounds within 3 weeks!

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      I love that report!!!

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      I’m pretty sure that isn’t healthy; you’re not supposed to lose much more than maybe a pound or two per week for optimal health…

      - Christina of Endowment Insurance.

  • Katrina

    is there any way to enter without having the app? I visit this website regularly, and am a fan on facebook but don’t have a smart phone… :(

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