Oreo wants you to help design the next groundbreaking flavor, which means a contest is in order. Have the next best sandwich cookie idea? Text it to 59526. Post it on Instagram or Twitter and include the #MYOREOCREATION #CONTEST hashtag. Respond to an official Oreo Social Post with those same hashtags. Or, submit your idea through the link below. The winner of the contest gets their Oreo creation in stores all across the US and a $500,000 purse to go along with it. If you can’t wait to try some new Oreos, Nabisco just unveiled their latest flavor, Firework Oreos. Firework Oreos take the standard chocolate with creme sandwich cookie and add a “popping candy” that works just like Pop Rocks—except they’re not real Pop Rocks. People who have tried the new cookies have described them as being slightly more gritty than standard Oreos with a pleasant popping sensation. In other words, they’re still delicious with some added pop but not as gritty as those Peep Oreos that turned your poop funny colors after eating them.
The premise of the Golden Ticket promotion in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the two movies based on it was simple: there were five pieces of gold-colored paper hidden in chocolate bars all over the world, and the bearers of those tickets would get to visit Willy Wonka’s candy factory. The grown-up version of this promotion involves 37,000 golden-colored cans of beer hidden in cases of Bud Light, but only seven winners.
Wait… the people who find the golden cans don’t win anything? Most of them won’t. Finding a can means that you’ll be able to submit your entry by posting a photo with the can on social media or on Budweiser’s website.
The other 36,993 golden can recipients will have to console themselves with their shiny gold beer cans, since they don’t even get a tour of a Budweiser brewery.
Six people who enter their photos will receive season tickets for their favorite NFL team for one season. The grand prize winner receives a pair of Super Bowl tickets every year for life, or 51 years. That means Budweiser has a more optimistic view of its customers’ lifespans than Starbucks, where free coffee for life gets you 30 years’ worth of daily drinks.
If you live in California, the contest is easier to enter and doesn’t require buying or drinking any beer. The cans won’t be sold in that state, and you can enter by “take a picture showing [your] fan spirit” and posting it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the contest hashtags, #SBTix4Life and #Sweeps, adding #CA to signify that you’re entering from California.
Burger 21®, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, is getting its cheese on for National Cheeseburger Day by rewarding all guests who download its mobile app with a free Cheesy Burger offer*. To further celebrate the holiday, which falls this year on Sunday, Sept. 18, Burger 21 will be launching its first Secret Cheesy Sweepstakes, in which one lucky fan will be flown to Tampa, Florida to meet with Corporate Chef Mike Remes. Together, the pair will invent a distinctive cheeseburger creation, which will be featured next year for a limited-time in all of Burger 21’s restaurants nationwide.
To spice things up, Chef Remes will be treating guests to a Secret Cheesy Burger on National Cheeseburger Day, handcrafted and inspired by the holiday. Those who are adventurous enough to try the Secret Cheesy recipe on Sept. 18 and scan their loyalty receipt on the app will be entered into a drawing in which one lucky fan will win a grand prize trip to the company’s headquarters in Tampato create the brand’s new cheeseburger creation. The winner will be chosen at random on Sept. 19.
“National Cheeseburger Day is the perfect opportunity for us to thank and reward our guests for their loyal support over the last six years,” said Mark Johnston, president and founder of Burger 21. “We are eager to debut our Secret Cheesy Burger on National Cheeseburger Day and look forward to giving one raving fan an opportunity to create a limited-time burger alongside Chef Mike. At Burger 21, we pride ourselves on developing exceptional recipes that consistently deliver on the taste our guests have come to love.”
Through Burger 21’s mobile app, guests can earn a $5 reward for every seven visits and receive surprise rewards. For the latest special offers and promotions, download Burger 21’s “B Loyal” app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. For more information on Burger 21, please visit burger21.com and follow Burger 21 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Recognition for Burger 21 includes being named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises and Restaurant Business’50 Fastest-Growing Small Restaurant Chains of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” for the last four consecutive years, while Burger 21 Founder and President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 25 People” of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand’s growth and development. Burger 21 also was named one of QSR‘s “Best Franchise Deals” of 2014.
State Sen. Greg Evers, who is looking to make the jump to U.S. Congress in the First District in the Panhandle, announced today his “Homeland Defender” AR-15 rifle giveaway on Facebook. Anyone can enter by liking and sharing his Facebook status, and Evers will select a winner on the Fourth of July.
“With terrorism incidents on the rise, both at home and abroad, protecting our constitutional rights has never been more important,” Evers said in a prepared statement. “With all that’s happening in the world today, I’ve never felt stronger about the importance of the Second Amendment in protecting our homeland than I do now.”
The rifle was made by a company within the district and has the text of the Second Amendment etched onto its side.
However, you don’t need to be a member of a well-regulated militia to win it. Anyone 18 or older in the district who can pass a background check is eligible to win the grand prize.
Evers, the scion of a famed Florida fertilizer family, has a well-known penchant for guns. In the Florida Senate, he recently coauthored a bill that would have allowed people with concealed-carry permits to bring guns onto Florida college campuses. The bill, controversial even among some fellow Republicans, ended up being defeated in the latest legislative session. He was also behind a successfully passed bill that prevents schools from punishing students who play with simulated weapons. It suffices to say that Evers has a lifetime A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
Evers’ contest will add one more AR-15 semiautomatic rifle (the civilian version of the military’s fully automatic M16) to the estimated 10 million to 12 million that are already out there in America. Of course, of those millions of civilian assault rifles, not a single one has actually stopped a case of terrorism on American soil.
AR-15-style rifles are powerful weapons capable of shooting off as many rounds a second as the user can pull the trigger (unless, of course, that user has a perfectly legal Bump Fire Stock, which removes the need for repeated trigger pulling). The gun is so powerful it’s shunned by hunting purists and isn’t recommended for amateur home defense unless the user wants to risk shooting through his own walls and even into neighbor’s homes.
Gun control proponents believe that obtaining such a weapon shouldn’t be as easy as it is in a state like Florida. In this case, however, obtaining one can be as simple as clicking a few buttons on Facebook.
The Sunshine States’s superconservative First District was once the stomping grounds of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Current officeholder Rep. Jeff Miller is retiring. Evers’ biggest competition in the Republican primary is State Rep. Matt Gaetz. Gaetz also has an NRA-approved track record on guns.
May is National Hamburger Month and Burger 21®, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, is paying tribute to one of the greatest staples of American cuisine by rewarding guests who download its “B Loyal” mobile app with a free Cheesy Burger offer*. One lucky fan also will win free Cheesy Burgers for a year on National Hamburger Day, May 28.
Now through May 27, guests are encouraged to download Burger 21’s free mobile app and register in order to receive an offer for a free Cheesy Burger and automatically be entered for a chance to win free Cheesy Burgers for a year. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on National Hamburger Day, May 28. The app is available for download at the Apple App Store or Google Play. Guests can earn a $5 reward for every seven visits to a Burger 21 restaurant.
“At Burger 21, we consider ourselves to be the master of the burger and our menu of 10 beef and 10 non-beef options, in addition to a rotating monthly featured burger, speaks for itself,” said Mark Johnston, president and founder of Burger 21. “We know that there are many people who feel as passionately as we do about a great burger, so in honor of National Hamburger Month, we want to give one lucky guest a chance to enjoy free Cheesy Burgers for a year.”
As part of its unique culture, Burger 21 offers a different chef-inspired burger and hand-crafted shake on the 21st of every month. In addition, the brand donates 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales to a local charity or school in the communities it serves on this day.
Recognition for Burger 21 includes being named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” for the last three consecutive years, while Burger 21 Founder and President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 25 People” of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand’s growth and development. Burger 21 also was named one of QSR’s “Best Franchise Deals” of 2014.
For more information on Burger 21, please visit burger21.com and follow Burger 21 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For the latest special offers and promotions, join the B21 Club or download Burger 21’s “B Loyal” app from the Apple App Store orGoogle Play.
Courtesy of AirBnb, you have the chance to have the most horrifying Halloween experience of your life with a night at Paris’ catacombs — the resting place of 6 million souls. Located in the depths of Paris — more specifically, 20 m. beneath the streets and the metro, you’ll be able to learn more about the historical space and the people who inhabit it. The stay will include a a dinner, a private concert and a personal storyteller so you can learn about all the haunting souls around you.
To enter the contest, click here and tell the host why you think you’re brave enough to sleep in the catacombs. Contest closes October 20 so you better think of something fast.
General Mills announced the “unicorn of the cereal world,” Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms, is finally a reality — but there are only 10 boxes.
The cereal maker said the 10 boxes of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms will be given out as prizes in the “Lucky Charms Lucky Selfie” contest, which calls on participants to post pictures of themselves holding “imaginary boxes of Lucky Charms” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag, “#Lucky10Sweepstakes.”
Entries must be posted by Oct. 18, the company said.
“A box of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms has always been the unicorn of the cereal world — fantasized about, but never seen,” General Mills said on its website. “The Lucky Charms team receives countless calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts from marshmallow-obsessed fans longing for a box filled with only the magically-delicious marshmallows.”
The company posted a YouTube video promoting the contest with recording artist Biz Markie adapting his 1989 song “Just a Friend” to fit the marshmallow cereal theme.
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Norman Reedus, who plays scruffy James Dean redneck Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, is the kind of person who guys wants to be, girls (and guys) want to be with, and it’s pretty hard not to like him. When he’s not licking you or grabbing your butt, he’s removing strangers from overturned 18-wheelers. For his latest good deed, Reedus has partnered with Omaze in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and one lucky Walking Dead fan can attend the New York premiere of the show’s sixth season premiere and have lunch with him.
Yes, you can call it a date. Sorry, Beth.
Go to New York Comic Con before having lunch with Norman Reedus and hitting up The Walking Dead season 6 premiere at Madison Square Garden! You’ll have an epic time hanging out at Comic Con, then join Norman to eat food, talk about the undead and post pictures of your meals (if you’re into that sort of thing). And after lunch… it’s premiere time. Violence, gore, fans, zombies. That stuff will all be there. Plus, you’ll witness an exclusive panel with the cast and see the season opener two days before it airs on TV. That means you’ll laugh, cry and scream at the screen before any of your friends.
Except the lucky one that you bring along as your guest. (Via)
A $10 donation gives you 100 chances to win; $25, 250 chances; and so on. It’s left unsaid where you’ll have lunch, but assume the meal will be charred squirrel with a side of roadkill rabbit.