Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? See that picture of my Big Green Egg® up there? Wanna win one? (Well, actually, you’d be winning one nicer. Mine’s a medium and you could win a large which retails for around $800 …UPDATE — A friend of mine just told me that I actually have a large Big Green Egg®, which shows you how dumb I am. So, anyway, you can win one just like mine! — END UPDATE) Well, I want you to win one, too. And what’s more, you could do just that by leaving a comment on this post with your favorite grilling tip.
See, it’s like this: there’s no better time to cookout than the summer. Which is exactly why I’m proud to be part of the Nature’s Own Thrill of the Grill Challenge. You see, five other bloggers and I were asked to take part in this fantastic contest whereby each of us were to make a three-minute video detailing some of our best grilling tips. We were then to embed that video into our “Thrill of the Grill” post (which I’ve done below. Wait till you see it — I’ve got some great tips for you!) And whichever of the five bloggers receives the most comments (WITH GRILLING TIPS! Comments without a grilling tip DO NOT COUNT.) wins a large Big Green Egg® + starter kit.
Only if I win, I want you to have it.
So, yes, this is a sponsored post. But the opinions are all mine, y’all. And if you’ve ever been down by the pool at our house, odds are you’ve seen me fire up the Big Green Egg®. Which means you probably know how much I love it.
And if you’ve ever been in our pantry, you know that Caroline and I always have a ton of Nature’s Own bread products. It’s our favorite brand — and we get ’em right there at Butler and Bailey in Rocky Hill.
So when I was asked to be part of a contest pertaining to not one, but two of my favorite brands, it was a no brainer. Especially when they told me that they would let me give away the large Big Green Egg® (+starter kit) should this blog win the Thrill of the Grill challenge. And that would make me so happy. Because I love that grill and I think you will, too. In fact, I tell anyone who’ll listen that they ought to get one.
Common objection? The price. And I get that. We all have budgets, and some folks think the Big Green Egg® is just too expensive. But so’s high speed Internet, y’all. Even so, once I got it, you never saw my ass going back to a dial up, did you?
Because that’s how drastic of a difference the Big Green Egg® will make with your grilling. There’s nothing like it — whether you wanna go low and slow for 12 hours, or sear the perfect strips in 8 minutes, the Big Green Egg® is the best grill for the job.
And now you could win one for free. So, watch the video below, then scroll down a bit further and leave me a comment (WITH A GRILLING TIP), and be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. (For those of you who’ve never commented, it’ll ask you for an email address, but don’t worry — only I can see it!) Because if my blog has the most comments (WITH A GRILLING TIP) as of 11:59 PM EST on 7/8/2012, it’ll win a large Big Green Egg®. At which point, I’ll do a random drawing from a hat containing the names of every person who left a comment (WITH A GRILLING TIP) on this blog. If I draw your name? You win a large Big Green Egg® + starter kit. (UPDATE — someone just told me I should use a website which specializes in such matters, so should this blog win, and should I need to select a winner from my commenters, I’ll be doing just that. More on that as July 8 approaches — END UPDATE)
To sweeten the pot a bit, Nature’s Own has offered to send out two coupons for free bread products to the first 10 folks who leave a comment here. Again — make sure to leave your email address. Nature’s Own also has another way for you to win a Big Green Egg® + starter kit, though it’s a medium, not a large. And it’s also a nationwide contest, which means your odds are NOT as good as they are here. (Because, remember — one of the five blogs in the Thrill of the Grill challenge WILL win the large Big Green Egg® by having the most comments, and if it’s this one, then you might be the lucky winner!)
To enter that nationwide contest, go to their Facebook page by clicking HERE. But even if you enter that one, you should totally leave a comment here (WITH A GRILLING TIP). Again, your chances of winning through me are much higher. Plus, it’s a large model, not a medium. Good luck!
And enjoy the video: