PLANO, TX, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As March ushers in a new season, the Ruffles brand team prepares to spring a new flavor on fans. Ruffles Next Flavor Fever introduces 16 possible flavor options and challenges fans to vote for their favorites each day in an elimination bracket-style tournament at www.facebook.com/ruffles. One lucky fan will win a prepaid gift card with enough to buy a bag of their favorite Ruffles potato chips every other week for the next 20 years.
"Ruffles launched two incredible new flavors, Molten Hot Wings and Loaded Chili & Cheese, in January," says Dana Lawrence, marketing director, Frito-Lay North America. "After a long but tasty winter, Ruffles fans are experiencing spring fever for another awesome flavor, and for the first time in the brand's history Ruffles will let fans choose that flavor."
Beginning today, March 11 through April 3, consumers are encouraged to visit www.facebook.com/ruffles each day and submit a vote for their favorite flavor for a chance to win the grand prize of free gift cards to buy their favorite Ruffles chips for the next 20 years. The winning flavor will appear this fall at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. The contest is open to legal U.S. residents age 18 and older. Visit www.facebook.com/ruffles for more information including a free alternative method of entry.
Ruffles potato chips is one of the many brands that make up Frito-Lay North America, the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http://www.fritolay.com/, the Snack Chat blog, http://www.snacks.com/ and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fritolay. RUFFLES is a registered trademark of Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
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