IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Close to 100 retailers and wholesalers will be buying up potatoes en masse from Green Giant for a chance to attend the 1997 National Football League Pro Bowl as part of the Green Giant Fresh Spud Bowl.
t 90% of the potato volume they bought the previous year.
Grand prize winners will be chosen in three separate categories, and win a six-day, five-night trip for two to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.
In the first category, whichever veteran buyer shows the greatest increase over the 90% mark and orders more than 20,000 cartons of potatoes will win the trip.
In the second category, a veteran buyer wins if he shows the greatest increase in volume over the 90% mark and orders less than 20,000 cartons of potatoes.
First-time buyers, who began with Green Giant after Dec. 1, 1995, will attempt to buy the most cartons outright. The cutoff date for potato purchases is Nov. 30, 1996.