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As if providing us with guilt-free goodies wasnt enough, some of our favorite food brands are running INSANE contests as we type this...Check these out and good luck! 

We sniffed out a bunch of amazing contests (our TOP ATE, to be exact) for you to enter, from some of our favorite food companies. Please note that these are NOT ads; we are NOT being paid to feature these and there is no purchase necessary to enter.  We just thought this stuff was cool, and that you might enjoy entering - and possibly winning. Weeee!


The Contest: Do The Dip, Win a Trip Sweepstakes.  Theyre giving away four 5-day trips for 4 to Orlando, FL, complete with airfare, hotel rooms, theme park passes and $1,000 in spending cash!  100 others can win portable DVD players.  Hurryends November 1st! 


Courtesy of: Our friends at Kraft Handi-Snacks


HG's Pick:  Pretzels n Cheez Single Serve snacks.  These individual packs of salty pretzel sticks and creamy cheese dip have only 90 calories and 3.5 grams of fat.  They could come in handi on your plane ride!


The Contest: Win a Home Gym Instant Win Game.  Win a deluxe gym set worth over $4,000.  Were talking a Bowflex Extreme Home Gym, a treadmill, an elliptical machine and a weights set. BTW, you can't enter this one online.


Courtesy of:  Everyone's favorite heifer, The Laughing Cow


HG's Pick:  The Light, 35-calorie, creamy cheese wedges in flavors like Original Swiss, French Onion, and Garlic & Herb.  Use em in recipes (cheese sauces!) or as a guilt-free cream cheese substitute.  (Pssst... this stuff is most famous for being a key ingredient in our Fettuccine Hungry Girlfredo.


The Contest: "Pass and Snack in Paradise with the Mannings" Sweepstakes.  How does 4 days in Paradise Island, Bahamas with your three closest pals sound?  Airfare, hotel, and spending cash are all included in this prize pack.  Also, we hear some football players are going to be there... 


Courtesy of:  Kraft & Nabisco...Yippeee!


HG's Pick: It's tough to choose just one product from the company that brings us all those 100 Calorie Packs.  But were currently hooked on the 100 Calorie Ritz Chips Minis.  And, of course, the Oreo Thin Crisps.  And the Chips Ahoy! Thin Crisps.  I guess we pretty much love them all.


The Contest: "A Beautiful Buffet for the Holidays" Sweepstakes.  We love LOVE this awesome and original prize pack.  A triple buffet serving station, a stylin assortment of terrycloth kitchen accessories, and a full line of seasoning blends and marinades?!?  Party time...Woohoo! 


Courtesy of:  The very thoughtful Mrs. Dash


HG's Pick:  We heart all of Mrs. Dash's seasonings.  But right now, were feelin the Lemon Pepper stuff.  We sorta cant believe that its salt-free; it makes the perfect replacement for salt and butter on corn on the cob, and its also great for adding some zazzle to soups.  Fancy!


The Contest: "Spruce Up Your House with Maxwell House" Instant Win Game.  Up for grabs is over $500,000 in cash and prizes.  Every month until next March, theyre giving away 10K in cold, hard cash!  Other prizes include a TV/ DVD/ CD & MP3 player, a groovy home rotisserie oven, and a premium hot-beverage-making station.  Wowsers!   (FYI - you have to find specially marked cans or enter by mail!)


Courtesy of: Our caffeinated pals over at Maxwell House


HG's Pick:  Its no secret that were Millstone fanatics when it comes to our coffee.  But were also kinda sweet on Max Houses Filter Packs.  They're perfect for those of us who hate to grind and measure.


The Contest:  Post Selects "B & B Getaway" Sweepstakes.  Its cool enough that the Post people are offering up a 3-day getaway with airfare and car rental.  But the fact that you get to pick your destination from over 4,000 bed n breakfasts is super-cool.   We love you, Post.


Courtesy of: The cereal-centric people at Post 


HG's Pick: Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal Bars make an awesome on-the-go breakfast or mid-day snack.  They come in Banana Nut, Cranberry Almond and Oatmeal Raisin, and these whole grain treats contain just 130 140 calories and 3 4 grams of fat each.  Mmmmm!  


The Contest: "One Millionth Tofurky Roast" Contest. In the alterna-turkey business since 95, these guys are speeding towards the big one million in Tofurky sales.  Theyre givin an adorable electric motor scooter to the person who IDs the number of tofurkys theyll have sold by this coming New Year's Day.  They hit 882,310 last January 1st...


Courtesy of: The tofu-turkey masters at Turtle Island Foods


HG's Pick: Hickory Smoked Tofurky Deli Slices.  This thin-sliced, savory turkey alternative has only around 30 calories and a gram of fat per sliceplus a whole gram of fiber in each!  Load up a low-cal tortilla with a few of these and some lettuce, tomato, and zesty mustard.  Mmmm    


The Contest: "Cool Whip Free Groceries" Instant Win Game.  Were talking two grand prizes of free groceries for an entire year!  And in case youre wondering, it comes to over 800 bucks a month!  Plus, 100 other winners get a solid $100 to blow at the supermarket.  How many tubs of Cool Whip Free will that get us?  Look for details on specially marked tubs, or enter by mail...


Courtesy of: Our fluffy friends at Cool Whip


HG's Pick: Ummthis one is a no-brainer.  Cool Whip Free (with just 15 calories a serving and no fat) is good on everything!  Pudding, frozen yogurt, low-cal cookies, a spoon


HG HEADS UP! Please be aware that if you give your email address to these companies, there is a chance they will start sending you emails.  Be careful to read all rules carefully...



Remember, October is National Seafood Month.  Fish is super-healthy, and it's supposed to be great for your brain, too!

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  HG NOTE: The Yum Yum Brownies featured in yesterday's email have approx. 2 Points each, and the giant pumpkin pancake has 3 Points.
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