This Contest is CLOSED as of 5 pm CST.
A couple of weeks ago I posted on the RestlessChipotle Facebook page that if there were over 950 likes on the Facebook page AND if the blog went over 225,000 views in June I would do a giveaway.
I’m doing a giveaway!
I have been thinking about several things I’d like to giveaway. Since this is not sponsored but coming out of my own funds I can actually do whatever I want. Total freedom. I am kind of an independent sort of person so the total freedom thing really appeals to me.
One thing you will hear(read?) me say over and over is that you have to have fresh spices. The herbs and spices that you use in your recipes are going to have a big effect on the end result. If you are using old cinnamon that has hardly any aroma to it you are going to end up with cinnamon rolls that have hardly any flavor. There is a direct correlation between how things smell and how they taste.
I live close to a small, organic grocery store that sells their herbs and spices in bulk so that I can buy just a teaspoon of something if I want. The problem is that they don’t carry everything that I want. So, to the Internet I go – and normally I will order from Penzey’s.
They have a huge selection of herbs, spices, and flavorings. Did you even know that there was more than one kind of cinnamon? Each has a distinct flavor and each works well in certain recipes. I can’t live with just one kind of cinnamon anymore. I am totally a cinnamon snob. From smoked paprika to galangal, the selection is enormous. I spend way too much time browsing online at this store.
So. To keep it easy on everyone I have decided to giveaway a $50.00 gift certificate to Penzey’s. $50.00 of the spices and herbs and flavorings of your choice. You can try those exotic spices you have been dying to try completely without risk of wasting your money. If you don’t like something – no worries – it was free anyway, right?
Fifty bucks. Fifty bucks to buy any kind of spices you want.
Am I cool or what?
Here’s the fine print.
The giveaway will run from right now (July 5, 2012) to 5PM CST July 9th. Any entries after 5 pm will be invalid. You may enter once for each of the following activities, but you can enter once a day for Facebook statuses and tweets. Be sure to add me to the updates … @MaryeAudet on twitter and @RestlessChipotle on Facebook if you have liked the page. I can keep track this way.
Each of the following is worth one entry. You will need to leave a separate comment for each of the things you do.
- Like the RestlessChipotle Page on Facebook
- Update your Facebook status telling your friends about the contest and a link back to this.
- Leave a comment telling me what one herb or spice you can’t live without.
- Follow me on Twitter (MaryeAudet)
- Tweet the giveaway
- Pin your favorite recipe from RestlessChipotle… one that you haven’t all ready pinned
- Blog about the giveaway on your blog with a link back here. You can use the following code in your html to get a Restless Chipotle avatar
<a href=”http://www.restlesschipotle.com/” ><img border=”0″ src=”http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e314/maryeaudet/RC-avatar-200.jpg”/></a>
That should give you this link to Restless Chipotle:
That’s seven entries! And I will now start figuring out what I will giveaway when we hit 2000 Facebook likes and 500,000 views…. Oh, it will be good – I promise…
Disclaimer – There is nothing to disclaim since this is not sponsored by anyone and I am paying for it myself.
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