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Thank You All! We Did It!

18 April 2011 2,122 views 39 Comments

As I refreshed my Facebook screen for the umpteenth time this morning, I saw my profile picture next to an update from Whole Foods. It didn’t register at first, but as the realization hit me that I was the winner of Whole Food’s national food blogger contest to win a trip to Europe, I screamed and started running around the office, hugging everyone and jumping up and down! Here is that update:

winning notification

And on the contest page, the win was confirmed!

winning screen_small

Thank you to everyone who voted for me — especially those dedicated enough to try to vote every 24 hours! My votes totaled over 1800 in total over the 11 days of the contest thanks to each of you who voted.

Special thanks goes to Rebecca and the team at the Whole Foods Lamar store for allowing me to shoot my video on site, to Whole Foods Market for creating this contest and giving me the opportunity to try something new, to my colleague Rene, who shot and edited the video, and to the friends who let me borrow costumes, brainstormed ways to promote the contest, and are always supportive — no matter if I win or lose.

For those of you not on Facebook who haven’t seen the one-minute video, here it is:

And I know Adam thanks you as well since he is coming with me to Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges, and Paris, BABY!

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  • http://adamholzband.com Adam Holzband

    Can't wait baby. You're amazing!

  • http://adamholzband.com Adam Holzband

    Can't wait baby. You're amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Scofield-Roemisch/1346692520 Rebecca Scofield Roemisch

    So happy for you Jodi! And you too, Adam…LUCKY! We loved your video – and loved that you shot it in the store and entertained so many guests and team members!! We watched it countless times in the office and laughed every time. I hope you shoot some video in Europe to share with us! Have a GREAT time!

  • http://twitter.com/jkru julie k h

    That's awesome! Congratulations! :)

  • Broylesa

    Yay! I knew you had this one in the bag. Speaking of, do you think you'd have room in your suitcase for one extra person?

  • http://twitter.com/marikaflatt Marika Flatt

    Congrats Jodi! You deserve it! How fun!!

  • linda

    this is just the greatest news! kudos to your talent, creativity & awesome video!
    you rocked whole foods & Facebook!…& now we get a first hand seat to your incredible journey!
    YIPPEE!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ATXglutenfree Jessica Meyer

    Such great news…CONGRATS!!!!! I can't wait to read about your travels :)

  • Norwood

    Go, Jodi, go!

  • jodibart

    Thank you, sweetie! It will be the trip of a lifetime!

  • jodibart

    This video is a new thing for me — but we will try! You are the best community manager EVER. Whole Foods is truly lucky to have you.

  • jodibart

    If I did, you would be a front runner! Thank you for all of your support!

  • jodibart

    THANK YOU for all of your ongoing support of the blog and of me. And, thank you for encouraging your friends to vote. You are the best!

  • laura h.

    The last laugh's on me, because I thought you were NUTS when you started doing this! But I knew you were going to go all the way the minute I saw that video. And then you became a finalist and poured everything into getting those votes. You deserve this!

  • http://twitter.com/reinventing64 Pamela Picard

    Totally awesome Jodi! Sounds like a fantastic trip. You really earned it too. *thumbs up*

  • jodibart

    Thank you, Laura! Who knows if I would have made it this far if it wasn't for your clutch beer stein! So stylish! XO

  • Marilyn Ozaroff

    Lucky girl!!! Adam gave us the lowdown on the trip tonight — sounds fantastic. Missed you not being with us. Hope to see you soon. Congrats!

    Marilyn Ozaroff

  • jodibart

    Thank you, Laura! Who knows if I would have made it this far if it wasn't for your clutch beer stein! So stylish! XO

  • Marilyn Ozaroff

    Lucky girl!!! Adam gave us the lowdown on the trip tonight — sounds fantastic. Missed you not being with us. Hope to see you soon. Congrats!

    Marilyn Ozaroff

  • Katie Cook

    Woo-hoo!! Congrats Jodi! I can't wait to see your blog posts about the trip.

  • Katie Cook

    Woo-hoo!! Congrats Jodi! I can't wait to see your blog posts about the trip.

  • jodibart

    Thanks to both you and Batya for voting for me! I was sad not to be there with you last night also, but glad Adam came down with David and Solly.

  • jodibart

    Yay! We'll have to plan a maple syrup club celebration/meal soon too!

  • jodibart

    Thanks to both you and Batya for voting for me! I was sad not to be there with you last night also, but glad Adam came down with David and Solly.

  • jodibart

    Yay! We'll have to plan a maple syrup club celebration/meal soon too!

  • Mary Ann Ebner

    Whole Foods is the lucky one to snag you, Jodi. Enjoy the tasting tour!

  • Mary Ann Ebner

    Whole Foods is the lucky one to snag you, Jodi. Enjoy the tasting tour!

  • Paula

    and maybe, you think, Adam has room in his suitcase for his mother?!

  • Paula and Lenny

    Ditto Linda's comment……..& now we get a first hand seat to your incredible journey!
    YIPPEE!!!!!!!

  • jodibart

    You are so sweet, Mary Ann! Hope to see you at the next book club!

  • jodibart

    You are so sweet, Mary Ann! Hope to see you at the next book club!

  • jodibart

    You are so sweet, Mary Ann! Hope to see you at the next book club!

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