Create the Next Skinnygirl Sparkler Contest Winner Announced!

Usually I'm in your business, but this time, I invited all of you into mine… via my Create the Next Skinnygirl Sparkler Contest.

I partnered with AriZona Beverages to create the Skinnygirl Sparkler, my first line of non-alcoholic drinks, combining sparkling water and real fruit juice. There are four great flavors coming soon, but this contest was your chance to seize the moment and create the fifth flavor.

We carefully considered every one of the thousands of entries, and I brought three finalists to the set of my show for the big decision.

Check out the reveal!

Congratulations to the winner, who literally used her "passion" to win $10,000!

To learn more about Skinnygirl Sparklers, click here.

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Deb
277 days ago

Really I want to meet you and the 20 dollar lady, I leave the 4th but have plans the the 3rd in the morning so get in touch with me. Sameumann@gmail.com
Later Deb

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Deb
277 days ago

Ok let's clear this whole mess up please!
1. It was all fake fine
2. Don't do it again fine
Then car give away was a fake
1. It was a fake fine
2. Give it to a vet
3. I know you and Ellen don't want to come off racists but it is
4, I just walked 4 miles around lower NYC and the homeless were all white
5. So what to do go for the vets color doesn't matter
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Donna
278 days ago

Hi Again,

sorry I didnt' finish.... I called it " Innocent entry to the Skinnygirl Sparkler contest.... enjoy....

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Donna
278 days ago

Bethenny,
I hope you will check out the video I posted on the U -tube link...with my video for the Skinnygirl Sparklers entry... AND the SPOOF that my family did to MOCK me..... enjoy....:) I called it "Innocent Entry....."

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Ty M.
280 days ago

I agree Jan. This contest was such a waste of your, my and many other fans' time. I have never seen such an unfair contest and I have lost a great deal of respect for both the show and Bethenny. So disappointing...

As a long time Bethenny Frankel fan, I am incredibly disappointed in how the Skinny Girl Sparkler Contest was handled. While I in no way shape or form expected to win, I did expect to have an equal opportunity to win the contest; just as equal of an opportunity as any other participant. However, I am not convinced that the decision process was completed in a fair manner.

I first learned about the contest on or around Tuesday, November 12, 2013, and began brainstorming immediately. I made a special trip to the grocery store to purchase the ingredients needed for my recipe and proceeded home to try my own creation. I actually took the time not only to think of an idea and plug in information on the contestant entry form, but I took the time to physically make what the contest was all about…a SPARKLER.

I submitted my entry on Sunday, November 17, 2013, and excitedly awaited for a response via email, which of course, as you know, never came. The contest rules noted that a winner would be chosen within seven days of the date the contest closed, which was supposedly November 19, 2013. Not only did I not even receive a “Thanks, but no thanks” email, but I just happened to go to bethennytv.com and then learned that a winner had already been chosen and the announcing episode already taped and aired. Now, this confuses me as I actually went to a “bethenny” taping and it took two weeks for the episode that I attended to air. How is it that a winner was chosen, the episode taped, and aired, all within three days of the contest closing?

Now the other issue with this contest is that it specifically requested an idea for a sparkler. To me, this means flavored seltzer water. If this is what Bethenny was looking for, why is it that one of the three finalists came on to the show and made a smoothie? She actually said “It’s like a smoothie…” Again, the contest was about coming up with a new Skinny Girl Sparkler flavor, not a Skinny Girl Smoothie flavor. Believe me, I mean no disrespect to any of the finalists, I'm just going by what rules were established.

Better yet, the contest form allowed for only three ingredients in addition to the sparkling water. Obviously one of the three ingredients must be agave or some other type of sweetener, so again, how is it that two of the three finalists had three ingredients, not including a sweetener? Of course, not every drink needs enhanced sweetness, but when making a cranberry, raspberry and lime “sparkler” (which was really a smoothie), some sort of sweeter desperately needs to be added to balance the tart and sour flavors.

Anyway, I think this contest was completely unfair and an utter waste of time for many of the Bethenny Frankel fans out there. I’m saddened to say that I have lost a great deal of respect for the show and more importantly, my role model.

Should there be any future contests, I sure hope participants are treated equally and each entry is actually viewed and considered, though I know I will definitely not waste my time again.

Sincerely,
A disappointed viewer

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Susan Mattson Rackerby
283 days ago

I was introduced to your show for while visiting my Marine son's girlfriend and saw the drink flavor contest. I'm really sorry you use sucralose in your sparklers because it is a health concern in our family. I wanted to share the drink I make at home. First I combine 32oz organic Concord grape juice, 16oz organic cranberry juice, and 16oz pure pomegranate juice in a pitcher. Then, I make sparkling water with my Sodastream, and combine 12oz sparkling water with 4oz of my juice blend, and serve with ice. It's refreshing, no additional sweeteners, and my son with Down syndrome and his wife like it better than soda.

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Shari
283 days ago

Bethany I am so sorry I am usually not that selfish in the midst of going on about all my problems I forgot to wish you and Tresse all the luck in the world with your new venture. Good luck and God Bless! I love you and your show and will always be one of your biggest fans. Thank you for everything.

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Deb
284 days ago

I still believe in what I was trying to say or should I say what the wine had to say.
So if I was rude I am sorry and for the bad spelling.🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
I am going to make myself a glass of zirconia water 💍 🍸 try to remember what Dr Oz would do for a hangover. ( oh that hurts my brain what is left of it ) I think it's take 2 aspirin and call someone who cares ☎️ 🎅
I am a big fan and I did vote for you 🍀 👑

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Deb
284 days ago

I hear yea, I feel the same way. I had to go buy a video camera find fruit and then when I finally got my husband to record it. It wouldn't go thru so the next day was his Bday he gave me one take. It goes thru but stressing out over everything I forgot to say. Then I get on line and see it the winning was already pick.
I got it in before the dead line but, I guess it doesn't matter they had there winner.
Bethenny even if you wanted that one let the rest of us dream before you take it away!
If the car goes to some worthless person with a story a mile long I will puke.
Ellen just gave 2 people gifts they didn't deserve they watched Ellen at work on their employers dime and to get reward for that. Plus if they were that poor where did the money to pay the taxes.
I don't mean to be bitter but I fought to get the house we live I had to write to Jim Leach who sent his staff person down to help me get a loan to buy my house.
It was a farmers home loan 2 kids I had to pay out 10,000 to get out of it. I would have never own this house.
Now they are putting up habitat homes across the street what a joke.
I missed most of my kids life working as a single white mother an no child support. Plus during my work I couldn't watch TV, 25 years of factory work. I just had rotator cuff surgery and have one more arm to go. But there are far worse people out there then people who watch Tv during work. Ed had skin craft all over his face worked 2 jobs and drove very far to keep going. Ross had some problem that made him strange looking by very nice. I would give them all a gift card to walmart and Ross would ask me what I wanted and I said a box of candy canes. His eyes would light up when he gave them to me it was great. But I thought if I ever won the lotto I would help both of them out plus the Jose's and whom ever I in countered less fortune then me. I couldn't put them in for the car because they could afford it but could use it. Stuck between a rock and a hard place. Thanks for listening.
Stop being so insecure if we were not your fans we would tape you watch you or enter these contest. I don't want to tell you why I am your biggest fan I watch the show ok. I write in I commented on Omarose in your favor.
Does anyone read this? Thanks for the 👂full.

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Shari
284 days ago

I quess there must have been some communication mix-ups with the contest. To be honest I am just glad that it wasn't just me who misunderstood. When I watched the show at the beginning of the week I thought that you told us we still had plenty of time. I watch the show everyday and DVR it everyday and then rewatch them on Sat. or Sun afternoon one after the other. I couldn't find anywhere when the contest ended but of course I am sure that I over looked that some how I just really feel bad because I even got my son and my Fiance involved. When I watched the show today I almost died because we planned on doing a video tonight, we were going to do it on Wed. but my fiance got a call to go to work. I didn't even realize that you had to send a video to qualify, which would have been alright because I went out and bought a web cam and spent some money that we really didn't have and on top of that I went and bought ingredients so I could try them out to see how they tasted before makeing the video. I truly thought that this was going to be my turning point in my life and I was going to explain on that on the video along with my choices and all there heath benefits. I have never done anything like this and was so proud of myself. After breaking the news to my son he was was very disappointed in me even thought it looks like I am not the only one who thought that we had more time oh well at least i can show him these comments. He's not really upset with me he just knew how bad I want to partner with you Bethany becaus we have so much in common and he knows how hard I worked on this. Bethany don't get me wrong I know that I must have misunderstood and I still love you and please keep doing what your doing and maybe some day I will at least get to talk to you. I really need some advice on a problem that I have been dealing with for the past seven years this really turned my life upside down. I have been in the people pleasing business all my life. I owned a night club for 20 years and was there day and night. I also have been in sales and have sold everything from modular homes to sex toys. Due to this mishap in our lives I am not only not working but I have been afraid to leave my house and once I talk with you about this you will understand why. I have fallen and I'm having a real hard time getting up. Do you think you can help me because I know you can and it takes a lot for me to ask for help all my life I have been a giver never a receiver. I never had to ask for help because i alway worked very hard and never needed and now we are driving around in a car that has no heat and over 200,000 miles. If it wasn't for my son we probably would have been homeless without him giving me his life saving 12,000 so that I could hire a lawyer. Now I haven't heard from my lawyer in over 4 years after paying him all that money. It's a very complicated situation and I pray to God everyday to just be able to pay my son back and make him proud of me. I have almost given up and if it wasn't for him i probably already would have. I try so hard to not let him now just exactly how depressed I am but it's hard when you don't even want to get out of bed in the morning. Please Bethany I need you to just hear me out, listen to my story and let me know what you would do. I have tried so hard to get to the right people but it seems like I just keep running into stone walls. I can be reached at 508-779-0022.
Thank you & God Bless us all!

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misty
284 days ago

Bethenny I love your show and you! I have followed you since you started on housewives and I love how you are now helping women succeed and believe in themselves! You are such an inspiration!keep going strong girl!I hope we get to meet someday! Bless you girl! I hope you and Brynn have a wonderful holiday!

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Eileen
284 days ago

Wow with the deadline Tuesday night I'm shocked you picked finalists, winner and filmed so fast unless dates were wrong. Commercial ran again for contest here in Chicago on Wednesday which was after deadline so I assumed you extended date. I submitted a video Sunday but I'm now assuming finalists were picked prior to deadline. Disappointing and videoed thru a tornado now I really feel like an idiot.

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Sheila Clary
284 days ago

Hi Bethenny, I have watch you since you was on House wife of New York and The show with you and your husband have a beautiful baby girl, and look at you having your own talk show. I love it. I am alway seeing you trying to help people get there business started, and was just wanting to let you know a little about me. I am a 52 years old Lady who has been disabled since 1998 and cannot work anymore. I started a hobby of making semi-precious Gemstone jewelry. I am sorry forgot to tell you about my illness which is very rare decease called Sarcoidosis doctors do not know how we get it and there is no cure for it and I have it in my lungs, liver, joints, bones and it is eating up all my white blood cells, so I have to be careful of being around people that are sick, because I could become very sick. Ok now back to my question, I do craft show some but is very hard own me, with setting up and displaying my beautiful jewelry line. And after that day in bed for a couple of days to make about three hundred dollars to help my hubby because of not being able to work in the public. My question is do you have a answer own what I can do to some how getting it going better and making more to help my husband, he is such a wonderful man after working all week, he will come help me with a show for the weekend which most of the time is ones a month or lucky two. So just needing some advice own what do to. Thank you so much, you make me so happy when I watch your show, so girl keep them going. Thanks Sheila Clary sheilaclary3@gmail.com or 1-60...1-273-6677

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Pam
284 days ago

I'm very upset. I tried to enter the contest on the first day, but I have no way to make a video, let alone send it online. I had a great, very simple idea, but when you can't enter by your standards, you lose. Why did there have to be a video??????? Why wasn't an e-mail with a description enough. The idea I had is nowhere to be found & it is only one ingredient!!!! I'm very upset & disappointed.

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Jan
284 days ago

I'm watching bethenny right now and saw that the new sparkler flavor revealed- didn't contest just end Tuesday night? I submitted Sunday night- feel like I wasted my time entering- u must have started picking winners from earlier entries....

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