May 062014
 

Dole 2014 California Cook-Off $25,000 Recipe Contest

Dole California Cook-Off 2014

The sixth annual DOLE California Cook-Off recipe contest is now accepting gas grilling recipes using at least one Dole Packaged Foods product.

If you’re a fan of healthy, GMO-free fruits and summertime grilling, you must have a unique, palate-pleasing recipe that incorporates a DOLE Packaged Food! Submit a bite-sized version and other innovative appetizers into the DOLE 2014 California Cook-Off recipe contest here!

 Three finalists will then be selected from around the nation to experience sunny Los Angeles on June 28, where they will don official Cook-Off aprons and prepare their delectable Dole dish in front of inquisitive onlookers at Santa Monica Place and a panel of judges led by a renowned celebrity chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, Calif. for a chance to win $25,000. The 2013 Dole California Cook-Off Champion, Ally Phillips of AllysKitchen.com, will be on hand to pass the torch onto this year’s winner.

Chef Ben Ford

One talented cooking enthusiast will take home $25,000 after competing in the live grand finale in Los Angeles, and win the respect of celebrity chef Ben Ford, foodie media and a panel of food-loving judges!

For appetizing ideas on what to enter in the 2014 Dole California Cook-Off go here and here! The 2014 DOLE California Cook-Off contest launched March 31, 2014 at 12 a.m. ET and closes on May 19, 2014.  Submit at least one delicious appetizer, small plate or healthier portion sized dish that can be prepared in 60 minutes or less on a gas grill using at least one DOLE packaged product and no more than ten additional ingredients.

Participation is simple – check out Dole.com/cookoff for more information and the official contest rules.

Jan 202013
 

American Dream House Sweepstakes

Enter today to win the house of your dream. The grand prize winner will receive Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) per month for the rest of their life (up to the age of 75) to pay for the mortgage or purchase of their Dream House. No purchase necessary to enter or win!

Click here to Enter The American Dream House Sweepstakes!

Oct 292010
 

 

Singer Josh Groban visited a local middle school in Queens, NY to drop off brand new musical instruments and participate in chorus class as part of the “Our School Needs” campaign kick-off.

From introducing us to the ABCs and arithmetic to awakening passions in academics, music, visual arts, and theater, education makes a life-long impact. As schools across the country undergo severe budget cuts, students and teachers both are really struggling sometimes crucial supplies go lacking or the entire program gets cut out entirely.

The great news is Bing has partnered with DonorsChoose.org and started a program called “Our School Needs” it is to help provide students and teachers with supplies and financial support needed to ensure a successful learning experience to deserving schools nationwide.

Students, parents and teachers were asked submit a request for what their school needs most by submitting a photo, essay or optional video on behalf of their school.   Then the panel of judges will be hard at work selecting the 15 finalists for the Our School Needs contest.  Stand by for the big announcement—then the voting begins and it’s up to you!

The voting phase starts Friday, October 29 and runs through Sunday, November 7.  America will be asked to vote on the 15 Our School Needs finalists as determined by the panel of judges. The winners will be announced Tuesday, November 9.

* Bing is awarding a quarter-million dollars in prize money divided among four schools in need, and your vote can make all the difference.

* The entry with the most votes wins $100k, and 3 others will each win $50k.

* Bing is giving away up to $900,000 to schools in need through DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit website where public school teachers can post classroom projects that need funding.  

* Be one of the first 30,000 to vote for your favorite finalists each day and receive a $3 donation code to redeem for the classroom project of your choice!

* Remember to go here to vote starting October 29th through November 7th!

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Bing and received a gift card and DonorsChoose.org giving code to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Oct 272010
 

Holiday traditions are an important part of family celebrations, especially when it comes to favorite foods.  To create fresh twists on holiday favorites, creative cooks know to look no further than a familiar pantry staple, peanut butter.  Now through January 17, 2011, the makers of Jif Peanut Butter are asking home cooks to share the innovative ways that they are incorporating peanut butter into their holiday spread at gatherings of friends and family.  Those time-tested favorites could win you $10,000 for a kitchen makeover

To enter “The Jif Holiday Spread Recipe Contest” just submit an original recipe to Jif suitable for entertaining in one of the following categories: savory recipes or sweet recipes for a chance to win one of two $10,000 prizes for a kitchen makeover.

Grand Prize

Grand Prize Winner: A check for $10,000 for a “kitchen makeover.”

The Jif Holiday Spread Recipe Contest (“Contest”) begins on October 21, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Time (ET) and ends on January 17, 2011 at 11:59 a.m. ET. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address per recipe category.

Oct 132010
 

Isn’t she so Sweet?

This is my niece; she is trying to win a local photo contest.  Please help her win by voting for her.  If she wins she will win a free portrait!  It really only takes 2 clicks and only a minute to vote. 

~ To Vote ~

1st Like AG Photography on Facebook

Then Go here and click the “like” Under my niece’s picture!  It counts as her vote!

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Oct 082010
 

The sights, sounds and aromas of the holiday season often stir up a sense of nostalgia and a yearning to be at home with family.  This year, Folgers is once again helping to make that happen for five lucky families as part of the second annual “Home for the Holidays” contest. 

 Folgers wants to know “What is the best part of wakin’ up at home during the holidays with Folgers coffee?”  write a 200 word essay now through November 30, 2010 is all you have to do to enter!

Five winners will receive a seven day, six night trip in December 2010 for themselves and up to three other guests to travel to their hometown destination within the 48 contiguous United States.  Each trip includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, a rental car, $1,000 spending money and a Folgers gift basket.  Travel origination and destination must be within the 48 contiguous states. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. 18 years old or older.  Void where prohibited.  Be sure to check out the Home for the Holidays Official Rules, entry information and complete details.   

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