HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Friendship Day, Skinner®, the No. 1 Pasta in Texas is tipping its cowboy hat and offering consumers the friendly gesture of more time by partnering with grocery delivery service Instacart. Beginning on National Friendship Day, August 6, Skinner will provide customers in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Texas the opportunity to receive free grocery delivery or $5 off of a grocery order through Instacart with the purchase of a Skinner Pasta product.
Running in tandem with the Instacart partnership is the "Howdy Skinner Sweepstakes" with prizes aimed to celebrate friendship and pasta. Launching August 6 through September 6, entrants are encouraged to visit HowdySkinner.com for the chance to win a Texas-sized getaway for two to the Houston Marriott Marquis, home of the only Texas-shaped lazy river. Other prizes include a membership to Care.com plus $500 to cover household, babysitting or pet care services, giving the prize winner more "me" time, and a year's supply of Skinner Pasta for you and a friend.
"Pasta is welcoming, comforting and makes people smile, just like the people of Texas," said Adriana Cune, Brand Manager, Pasta, Riviana Foods Inc. "Skinner Pasta is proudly headquartered in 'The Friendly State'. Our goal for our National Friendship Day campaign is to give our customers more time to spend with loved ones, allowing them to skip the trip to grocery store, and instead have their groceries delivered right to their doorstep."
Skinner has a variety of pasta options including a fun, popular Texas Shape as well as the classics like spaghetti, penne, lasagna and more. For more information including recipe ideas that feature Skinner pasta, visit Skinnerpasta.com.
To learn more about the Howdy Skinner sweepstakes including the official rules, please visit HowdySkinner.com, or follow the conversation with #HowdySkinnerSweepstakes.
About Skinner® Pasta and Riviana Foods Inc.
Skinner Pasta is part of the Riviana Foods Inc. portfolio of pasta and rice brands. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Riviana Foods Inc. is the largest processor, marketer and distributor of branded and private label rice products in the United States and the world's second largest pasta manufacturer. The Riviana family of well-known brands includes Minute®, Success®, Carolina®, Comet®, Adolphus®, Blue Ribbon®, RiceSelect®, Gourmet House®, Ronzoni®, Creamette®, Skinner®, San Giorgio®, Prince®, Catelli®, American Beauty®, No Yolks®, Wacky Mac® and Light & Fluffy®. Skinner Pasta is distributed throughout the southeast United States and is most popular in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana.
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