Healthy at H-E-B Slim Down Showdown FAQs
What is the Healthy at H-E-B Slim Down Showdown Contest?
Who is eligible to enter?
The contest is open to legal residents of Texas, not living in the same household as an HEB employee, who reside within 50 miles of an H-E-B store and who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry. See Official Rules for more information.
How do I enter?
There is no purchase necessary to enter. Simply visit www.heb.com/slimdown between July 1 and November 1, 2013 to get started on the application process.
Once on www.heb.com/slimdown, complete the application as directed. To be considered a complete application, you must submit the online application, one (1) video that is no longer than three (3) minutes in length, and one (1) photograph of you in athletic clothing or other suitable attire via the online application.
Applications without a video and photograph included will be considered incomplete and will not be considered in the selection of participants.
What type of photograph should I include?
The application must include one fully-clothed, full-length printed photo of applicant. Suitable clothing for the photo is athletic or other suitable attire.
What type of video should I include?
Videos should be no longer than three (3) minutes in length, and must be uploaded via the online application in order to be considered. See the application for instructions on how to upload your video via you tube.
How will the participants be determined?
Participants will be selected by one or more panels of judges selected by H-E-B using such criteria as they may deem appropriate, including (without limitation) an assessment of the entrants' willingness and ability to effectively share the story of their participation in the contest and their subsequent lifestyle changes with others.
When will the participants be announced?
All participants will be announced on or before January 1, 2014 on www.heb.com/slimdown and/or other associated media.
Will my entry be viewed by anyone other than the judges selecting the participants?
No, all applications will only be seen by the judging panel.
If I'm chosen to be a participant, what personal information will be posted on www.heb.com/slimdown or affiliated sites about me?
If selected as a participant, we ask that participants be willing to share their journey and background information (this may include weight) through blogs and videos that will be posted on heb.com and affiliated websites. If you are not selected as a participant, any information included in the application will not be shared with anyone outside the judging panel.
If I'm chosen to be a participant, what will I receive?
The 15 selected participants will attend the Fit Camp, Pantry Makeover Tours, Midpoint and Finale events in San Antonio, receive a prize pack including fitness-themed items, and a makeover. Prize details are included in the Official Rules.
Participants will not be employed or paid by H-E-B, and will receive only the prizes set forth in the Official Rules. H-E-B is not able to assist participants in obtaining time off from work or other obligations, and cannot reimburse contestants for their expenses or lost wages.
- The H-E-B Slim Down Showdown is a contest designed to highlight the value of making healthier lifestyle choices. Fifteen people from across Texas will be chosen to participate in the 14-week contest. During the contest, contestants will receive coaching from nutrition and fitness professionals.
- Chosen participants will attend Fit Camp during January 5-10, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. During Fit Camp, professionals from H-E-B and Cooper Corporate Solutions and will offer education to the contestants on proper nutrition, physical activity and weight management. After Fit Camp, the contestants will return home to apply what they learned.
- Participants will receive periodic check-ins from nutrition and fitness professionals for the remaining weeks of the program to check on their progress.