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Win a Trip for Two to Brazil

In Brazil, açaí (ah-sigh-ee) palms grow wild along the Amazon river near Macapa. These palms produce small purple berries that are packed with powerful antioxidants and are very versatile. Açaí has a unique flavor, reminiscent of berries but with a hint of chocolate. In Brazil, açaí is traditionally served in bowls as a thick pulp. Since it requires freezing to preserve its flavor and nutrients, açaí is a natural for smoothies and other frozen concoctions. It also makes a great mole, an awesome salad dressing and an incredible BBQ sauce. Read on to learn how to enter for a chance to win a trip to Brazil. Founded in 2000, Sambazon is the pioneer of organic Amazon superfoods, providing functional juices, smoothies, sorbets and frozen products made from blends of handpicked Brazilian açaí along with fruits and botanicals. Known for introducing açaí into the U.S. market, Sambazon has been working with Brazil’s local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to build the supply of organic açaí. Over 10,000 people in the Amazon now help Sambazon harvest açaí through their organic and Fair Trade program, providing a livelihood for generations to come. Sambazon wants to connect you to the amazing story behind açaí. From June 20th through July 20th, go to the Whole Foods Market Facebook page and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Brazil. One lucky fan and a guest will win a week-long vacation for two to Brazil, where they will visit the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro and explore the Amazon Rainforest. The grand prize trip features a unique opportunity to visit Sambazon’s production facilities and meet the family farmers who grow the organic and Fair Trade açaí used in the company’s products. This trip will provide a comprehensive look into the lively Brazilian culture and plentiful rainforest. Here’s a taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnyHXeoevUQ&feature=player_detailpage And that’s not all. For each entry received, Sambazon will donate $1 to Whole Planet Foundation (up to $20,000) to help alleviate poverty worldwide. The contest also coincides with a two week in-store promotion in which Sambazon will give 5 cents to Whole Planet Foundation for every Sambazon juice sold. Combined, Sambazon has pledged to donate up to $25,000 to Whole Planet Foundation by the end of July. Through valued microfinance institution partners worldwide, Whole Planet Foundation has empowered 146,000 clients with microcredit loans in five years, supporting more than 800,000 people in 36 countries in Asia, Africa and Central and South America. Click here to go to the contest entry page on Facebook – and don’t forget that you must enter by July 20th. Full rules are available on the contest entry page. Good luck! Boa sorte!

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Ginny says …

Wow this would be so awesome to win a trip to Brazil and have the wonderful experience of visiting their Beaches and especially their Rain Forest.....how great is that :-)

Mary Kay says …

We have the capacity to learn and grow as long as we have open minds and hearts. Brazil has so much to share with the world! Whole Foods, thank you for an opportunity to dream of winning a trip such as this. Sambazon, best wishes!

sue says …

we sponsor a child in Brazil--would love to visit

Peggy says …

The microcredit program is one of the best ideas EVER.

Nicole Schuirmann says …

Love this product!!! This would be a dream come true :)

Leigh A. Peterson says …

Viva Brazilia

lov2garden says …

Well, one must sign over personal information to Facebook to enter this contest. I will not do that. I am disappointed that WholeFoods is moving into the social media exclusionary zone. They should not drag us into this milieu. Many of their customers (who know better and what the consequences are) will not submit to this game.

Diva Escobar says …

Brazil is one of the places I want to visit before I leave this earth!

Bonnie Florentine says …

Wow what a nice trip.

Lissette Emmerso says …

I make light Acai Berry Spritzer as a diet friendly summer beverage

Hannah says …

Brazil! The perfect place for my parents to celebrate their 20th anniversary. With four kids and full time jobs, they never get to be alone and finances never allow for traveling! Brazil would be a great place for them to celebrate their 20th anniversary and the honeymoon they never got to have!

Christine Swanson says …

Now retired, winning a trip to Brazil would be the ultimate vacation for my husband and me. I use Sambazon Acai in my green smoothies and as a flavoring in my carbonated water I drink throughout the day. Organic and Fair Trade are high priorities in making my shopping decisions.

Maria says …

Helping açai production will also help to protect the forest. And drinking açai is a way to help the forest and to help your own body.

Debbie Green says …

What a great opportunity!

Julia says …

Wow! would love a trip to Brazil

Peggy Sanders says …

A vacattion anywhere would be a dream come true....but to Brazil is something I would not even dare to dream. The idea of seeing this country in it's raw beauty and letting my teenager who never gets to go anywhere experience this would be so magical. The idea of a zip line through the rain forest. The beauty and splendor of this exotic place that is so important to our world is something everyone needs to see to appreciate. The wonderful foods that are so healthy to our culture and a way of life that is simpler. What a gift for a teenager to see a appreciate. What a gift to me also!

Maria says …

To eat and to drink açai is a good way to protect the forest and to protect your body!

kathleen craft says …

A trip to the wild and exotic Brazil would be a wonderful adventure Kathleen

JDG says …

I don't have a Facebook account. Is there any other way to enter without signing up for Facebook?

Bepkom says …

@JDG: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!

cary says …

this trip is incredible! would love to see brazil

Andrea says …

This would be AWESOME! My son is going to 12th grade next year and this would be a great way to send him off to college. He's an only child and I'm a single mom. I have a really close friend from Rio that I met 13 years ago while we both studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We haven't seen one another since then. To visit the rain forest and zipline is on my "life list". What a trip this would be! I've had these beverages, they're really good! Eating superfruits like Acai feel like giving yourself an internal hug. Thank you

Stephen says …

Sambazon stawberry+banana is the best one to Me. Sure would love to go to Brazil.

Mary Burke says …

I would love to win a trip for two to Brazil. Is the only way to enter via Facebook. I don't have a facebook account and don't care to. How else can I enter? -Thanks

DenaT says …

Wow fresh Acai berries would be wonderful. It would be great to see how they get that juice in the bottles. I have always wanted to see the Amazon Rainforest. Thank you for the chance to win.

Clay says …

Brazil, yes! It's not that far from the USA.

Amy Hughes says …

Can I enter without Facebook? I am not on Facebook. Thanks

Bepkom says …

@Amy: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!

Jennifer Clark says …

This would be a welcoming trip of a lifetime. Vacations have been last on my list due to my father's sudden passing. This would do my grieving a world of good.

Rocio says …

It would be so wonderful to have the opportunity to win a trip to Brazil. I use Acai frozen packs for my Smoothies every morning I also make a very yummy Acai Berry Bread, and and Spiced Acai Energy Bars. I can go on and on with all the recipes I use your Acai product in. My little brother would love it if I surprised him with this trip, his good friend lives in Brazil and it would be awsome if he would be able to see him and have the opportunity to exxplore Brazil.

Dena* says …

MY BOYFRIEND SOLD THIS PRODUCT IN HIS HEALTH FOOD STORE BEFORE HE HAD TO SELL IT. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS WHEN HE BROUGHT HOME, BUT I LOVED THE WAY I FELT AFTER I DRANK IT. HE'S BEEN OUT OF WORK SINCE OCTOBEER AND IT WOULD BE SUCH A BLESSING TO SHARE A WELL DESERVED TRIP WITH HIM. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO ENTER. WITH MUCH LOVE AND GREAT RESPECT.

Sonja Duray says …

This is a great promotion. The rain forrest is very valuable to mankind.

Leah Worthen says …

I would love to discover Brazil, meet locals and dine on their delicious cuisine.

Kyle says …

I love acai berry powder mix in my smoothies :)

Omi Dreamer says …

Who would not want to enter for a chance to win a trip to Brazil. I hear that many people refer to Brazil as the place were the GODS live.

Judy says …

Thanks for the opportunity to go on a great trip!

Yvonne says …

Brazil, here we come!

Maggie says …

yummy Acai berry drinks! rich and delicious flavor! Love it! Brazil has been on my list to visit and sounds really interesting. I really liked the Brazil festival as well at the Seattle Center every year. They got great musicians and dancers and such a nice vibe. The drummers are fantastic and the traditional dance was really interesting. Would love to experience more in Brazil!

Jill says …

I cannot wait to go to Brazil!!! :-) I love whole foods!!! :-)

Maria says …

After been sick and loosing lots of blood for 14 days, my homeopatic Dr, based my diet on acai juice (Sambazon) my energy was boosted and my inmune system is stronger. Thank you Sambazon, you saved me!

alison lyon says …

sounds like a great new product can't wait to try it

Tammy says …

I have a passport but haven't been out of the country. This would be an excellent first adventure.

Patty McCabe says …

would love to see rainforest

Thomas K says …

We would love to go!

Linda Maynard says …

This is a great drink- for a real eye-opener, add some to either vodka or rum. Don't forget to put some Acai juice in the ice trays for a frozen treat. But it would be a HUGE thrill to try them in Brazil!

Guadalupe Valdez says …

My wife really swears on the benefits of ACAI juice...A trip t0 Brazil would be the ultimate dream

Manuela says …

Nectar of the Gods! What could be better!

Shari Huffaker says …

This will be a wonderful opportunity for the winner! Thanks for promoting this type of travel.

Bepkom says …

@Betsy: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!

Bepkom says …

@Li: Please email customer.questions@wholefoods.com for alternate entry instructions. Our team can help!

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