Quaker’s $250,000 new oatmeal flavor contest is an instant winnner

Quaker "Bring Your Best Bowl" Contest
Quaker "Bring Your Best Bowl" Contest

Do you have a favorite Quaker Instant Oatmeal flavor? Better yet, did you hack your very own instant oatmeal flavor? If so, you could be sitting on a $250,000 instant oatmeal gold mine. Here’s what you need to know to win!

Quaker is currently running a “Bring Your Best Bowl” contest to find the latest greatest new flavor for their line of instant oatmeal.


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Here’s the thing, to have any chance of winning, your recipe has to be created with at least 2 ingredients and no more than five. Just to be clear, oatmeal, milk and water do not count against any of the extra ingredients you decide to bring to the party.

During the 13 week promotion, Quaker will be awarding weekly prizes of $250. So get your entries in!

Entries can be made directly at the official contest website, or through Twitter or Quaker’s Facebook page. Some participating retailers will also be accepting entries.

A panel of judges will select three finalists to advance to the “promotion voting period” where the three selected oatmeal flavors will be produced for a limited time and offered for retail sale beginning on or around October 24, 2016.

During the “promotion voting period,” consumers will be able to vote for their favorite finalist entry via Quaker’s website and or at additional voting platforms to be determined at a later date. So you can probably expect to see voting via social media and text messaging.

After voting closes and the winner is determined, Quaker will award two of the three finalists with $5,000 each, and the grand-prize winner will take home a cool $250,000. Now you can take a moment and thank your mother for making you eat that oatmeal.

If this all sounds familiar, that’s because Lay’s ran a similar “Do Us a Flavor” contest when they were searching for the latest greatest potato chip flavor. Hailey Green won with her  “Southern Biscuits and Gravy” potato chip flavor, which means she will take home the $1 million dollar grand prize or one percent of her winning flavor’s net sales through July 15, 2016 (whichever is higher).

The official “Bring Your Best Bowl” contest rules are here, so be sure to check them out to ensure you meet all the eligibility requirements.