There’s something about summertime that just brings out the fun in everything, particularly in the food & cooking world. Don’t get me wrong: the holiday season is also chock full of great recipes and creative uses of food at parties or to use as gifts, etc., but summertime pretty much equals “fun” no matter how you look at it. There are the blockbuster movies, the national holidays, the BBQs, the potlucks, the parties; it’s just hard not to enjoy summer! And if you’re a foodie, there are a ton of great contests & giveaways that help make summertime even more fantastic! Here are few that I’ve been asked to share with you from some great companies and people:
- Ms. Munchie of Munchie Musings is giving away four passes to the Sacramento preview of the 3rd installment in the Twilight series: Eclipse! I’ve been sharing this one a LOT on Facebook & Twitter, All you have to do is create an original recipe (savory or sweet) that’s inspired by the books & movies and send the recipe and photos to Ms. Munchie by noon tomorrow (6/22). I know it’s super short notice here on the blog (which is why it’s so important to follow PGEW on Facebook & Twitter; this way you’ll be on top of all the updates!), but I’m sure you Sac Twi-hard foodies can whip up something awesome in no time! Yours truly will be one of the judges, so show me what you’ve got, Sacramento! I love seeing what other folks come up with. Click here for complete details & rules.
- The fine folks at SkinMD Natural are holding an awesome Backyard BBQ Giveaway, just in time for the 4th of July! The prize pack is incredible and a must-have for the summer BBQ season! Valued at over $300, it includes 10 bottles of SkinMD (!!!), hot dog & fry serving baskets, a 16 pc. cutlery set, insulated tumblers, wine charms, the Ultimate Barbeque Cookbook (w/over 300 recipes!), all0natural Caribbean burger blend seasoning, hickory wood smoking chips, candleholder, and more! The contest ends on 6/25/10. I’m definitely entering because it’s too good to pass up! Follow this link for rules and entry methods.
- Though I want to win this badly, I do love some healthy competition, so let’s all enter Mezzetta’s “Make That Sandwich” recipe contest! This is a big one, folks. The grand prize is $25,000 and a trip for two to the lovely Napa Valley (home of Mezzetta HQ). This year, they’re also featuring 7 celebrity chefs who will be competing against each other to win a $10,000 donation to the winning chef’s favorite charity! It’s a huge contest but it sounds like too much fun to pass up, so get your sandwich on! Simply go to www.makethatsandwich.com for rules and more details.
- FINALLY, yours truly is still holding the Wanchai Ferry VIP coupon giveaway along with MyBlogSpark.com! In addition to the great savings coupon, you’ll also receive two lovely organic green tea sets, so it’s a great little prize. Contest ends this Wednesday, 6/23/10, so you still have a couple of days to enter, but I’d hurry if I were you! I’ve received over 50 entries and a ton of bonus Twitter entries, so the competition’s fierce! To enter, check out the post for the Wanchai Ferry giveaway and follow the super simple rules.
WHEW! That was a lot! Have a fabulous 1st day of summer and stay tuned for some new recipes this week!
6/22/10 UPDATE: A couple of folks had mentioned that the link to the SkinMD Natural site didn’t have the info regarding the BBQ Giveaway, so I went ahead and updated that for you so you all can enter. This is the link that will take you to the contest page. Sorry about that! Happy contest entering! 🙂