Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Product Review & Giveaway!

A few weeks ago Beth over at Jamba Energy emailed me about their new beverage- Jamba All Natural Energy Drink. It is designed for active young adults who desire more energy, but are careful of what they put in their bodies. They sent me a sample of each Jamba Energy fruit flavor including Strawberry Banana, Blueberry Pomegranate and Crisp Apple. In the last week I've tried all three and been in love with each of them.
 My husband was out of town last week and he makes the coffee in the morning.  Since making the coffee is "not my job" I drank the energy drinks in place of the coffee and I felt better than I normally do.  The drinks gave me the energy I needed and made me feel ready to start my day. (Yes- Dave and I have assigned tasks- and making coffee is not mine : )

Now let me tell you something you may not know about me.  When I was in college I was addicted to Mountain Dew Energy Drinks, specifically AMP Energy.  I knew they were terrible for me, but being a film student, I had many sleepless nights. You see I had access to my schools video editing lab after hours.  This meant I would wait until the lab closed at 12am and I would work from 12am until the wee hours of the morning.  Not only was this extremely freaky being the only one in the lab but I also NEEDED energy to stay awake and get my work done.  So I relied on those AMP drinks. But I knew they weren't good for me.  When I graduated college and got back on a normal schedule, I stayed away from AMP (even though I still miss it!)
Luckily, I now have Jamba Energy drinks for when I need extra energy. When I tasted Jamba Energy drinks I immediately loved the flavor but even more, I loved the ingredients. The energy drink beverages contain no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors, 0g of trans fat, and no high fructose corn syrup. Each 8.4 ounce can contains 70% real fruit juice, 80mg of caffeine derived from natural sources, is fat free and 90 calories per serving. According to the product information on the can, the all-natural drinks have 80 mg of caffeine per serving, about the same as a cup of coffee or other energy drink. The cool thing about the product is that they are chemical free and healthier than others in the same category and not only that, they taste pretty damn good.  



The drinks are lightly carbonated and come in three flavors: Strawberry banana, crisp apple and blueberry pomegranate. I'm a huge apple fan and liked that one and the blueberry pomegranate the most. The 8.4-ounce serving contains 70-percent real fruit juice and is about 90 calories; priced at around $1.99 per can.

So do you want to try these drinks?  
Jamba Energy is giving away 50 free product coupons ($1.99 value) to promote the Northeast launch of the product. 

I'm going to select 5 winners and each winner will get 10 free coupons.  
I'm already jealous because I can't wait to get my hands on more of these drinks.

Okay... here's how you enter...
1) Tell me why you need more energy (required)
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2) Follow me on Twitter
3) Tweet about this giveaway: @foodtorunfor wants you to have more energy http://bit.ly/myaF1M
4) Become a follower of my blog
5) Link to this post on your blog
Please let me know what you've done to enter the giveaway in the comments below!


If you don't win but are still interested in trying out the product, Jamba Energy is available at select retailers across the Northeast. You can find them in Connecticut, New York, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at your local grocery, drug and convenient stores. Oh, and be sure to stay tuned to the Facebook page for more updates and special offers, www.facebook.com/jambaenergy.

Go Enter today!!!

51 comments:

  1. I already follow you on Twitter

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  2. I am a runner! Nuff' said? LOL. I drag butt in the mornings, so that's why I need more energy!! :)

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  3. Oh yum! I need more energy because after dinner I am pretty useless in terms of doing anything productive! I think in grad school that will have to change...

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  4. I need more energy because it seriously feels like there are not enough hours in the day this time of year. I'm dragging, girl! P.S. Crisp apple sounds very tasty!

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  5. P.S. I follow you on Twitter!

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  6. And P.P.S. I follow your blog via Google Reader!

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  7. I need more energy because my hyper dog likes to wake me up at 1pm and wimper til I take him out, thus ruining my REM cycle for the night.

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  8. I have no energy cause I stay up past 12am on worknights :)

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  9. I need lots of energy these last few weeks before my wedding! Not to mention I am still running 20-30 miles a week!

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  10. I tweeted your giveaway!! @brittlizz1102

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  11. I am a follower of your blog!!

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  12. I am a follower of your blog!!

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  13. I need more energy because I seem to have developed a bad habit of falling asleep at my desk at work in the afternoons. It doesn't matter how much sleep I get around 3 I find myself nodding off, which isn't a good thing in the office.

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  14. Finals are coming up!!! I need all the energy I can get just to make it through them :)

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  15. I need more energy because I stay up too late every night baking.

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  16. I follow on Twitter! I need energy because, even though I eat healthily and try to work out, I keep getting sick and losing all of my energy!

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  17. For the longest time, I was a Diet Coke addict. It even got to the point where I would get terrible headaches if I didn't drink it. I don't drink it much anymore and I like coffee, but it's never replaced the cold, fizz of soda. This stuff sounds pretty good!

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  18. I think they sound yummy but I would actually want to win them for my husband. He works from 3am-noon three days a week. He needs energy!

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  19. I follow you on twitter.

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  20. I already follow your blog.

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  21. I have always been wary of energy drinks because of all the crap in them, so now I'm super intrigued about these! I love the sound of them, and I think it would be nice to have something to replace (or in addition too, haha) my coffee. I need more energy this week because I moved in between running two races and will be up all night running tomorrow (yikes!)

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  22. I follow your blog!! And I already follow you on Twitter! :)

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  23. fantastic review! I need more energy in the mornings after I've had a few too many.

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  24. Hi Lizzy, I just came to your blog by way of Carrots N Cake and I think its awesome! I'm also a Boston area runner and always love reading blogs that are about healthy balance, with a lil hometown flava :)

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  25. Oh man I could really use some energy, after parting so hard on cino de mino

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  26. I've never really gotten much into energy drinks but my brother lives off of Red Bull. I'd love to try these though! If I'm going to start drinking them, then good all-natural ones are the way to go!

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  27. I need more energy because I am a blogging and cooking MACHINE. Does that count? And I follow you on twitter!

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  28. I need more energy this summer when I run the Ragnar Overnight Relay, you pretty much don't sleep for 24 hours and run three times in that time frame...I say a definite need for energy :) (plus I need a few to practice with before the event)

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  29. Following on twitter as @stickyprints

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  30. I follow you on twitter as @stickyprints

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  31. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/stickyprints/status/67954825245106178

    (sorry I think i commented twice about following on twitter because I got interrupted after doing it before and couldn't remember if I already had ;) )

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  32. I'm not sure if I'm too late for the giveaway, but I always could use more energy!

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  33. you can get more energy from Amazing Energy Drinks which can really gives you Energy...
    Thanks for sharing such info...

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