Applegate Giveaway!

by inspiredrd on August 7, 2012

I get hundreds of emails every day. From PR pitches to product review requests to paid campaign pitches. 99% of the time I say thanks, but no thanks.

I do this for a few reasons:
1. If the product isn’t gluten-free, I can’t test it.
2. I have no desire to post photos of Lauren Conrad drinking coconut water on my blog.
3. Most importantly, I would never want to lose your trust by promoting something I don’t agree with.

So when I get an email from a company that I already love, I say heck yeah!

Applegate Farms contacted me last month offering to send out some samples and do a giveaway. I told them I already had two of their products in my fridge and would love to do a giveaway! For the record, I still haven’t received my samples (some mix-up at the post office), but our family already enjoys their Sunday bacon and turkey dogs.

Here are a few things I love about the Applegate Farms company:
1. They support a network of over 300 family farms.
2. Their animals are treated humanely and never given antibiotics, growth hormones, or steroids.
3. When they say “natural” they mean it.
4. They spend their money on producing high quality meat (instead of spending big bucks on advertising).
5. Their products are minimally processed and contain no artificial nitrites or nitrates.
6. All of their products, except those made with pastry or breading are gluten and casein-free.
7. They are a truly transparent company, unlike most big brands.
8. Their products taste great!
9. Their livestock eat a completely vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. Cattle in the organic program are grass-fed. Hogs and poultry in the organic program are fed a grain diet that includes corn, soy, barley, and flax that are free from GMOs.
10. Their commercials are hilarious.  See proof below…

Hilarious, right?  If you like to know what’s in your meat, go check out Applegate.  And make sure to enter to win this prize pack.

·         5 Coupons with a $10 value each to purchase Applegate Super Natural Hot Dogs or other products

·         An Applegate “I Love Meat” T-Shirt

·         Applegate chico bag

·         Applegate baseball hat

·         A copy of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman

How to enter: 

Get up to 4 entries by leaving a SEPARATE comment for each of the following:

Visit the Applegate website: www.applegate.com

Like Applegate on Facebook: www.whatsinyourhotdog.com

Follow Applegate on Twitter: @ApplegateFarms

Tweet about the giveaway: “Enter to win a prize pack from @ApplegateFarms and @InspiredRD - http://bit.ly/OLsTso

 

Winner will be chosen via Random.org on Sunday, August 12th.

 

Good luck!

 

Full Disclosure: I will be sent samples from Applegate (although I haven’t received them yet) but absolutely no payment. Opinions are my own.

 

Update: Winner has been chosen via Random.org. Congratulations Megan T.!!  

  • http://www.hersplitends.com Jillian {Her Split Ends}

    I’m obsessed with those commercials {and their fabulous organic meats!!}

    Cheers
    ~ Jillian
    http://www.hersplitends.com

  • http://www.hersplitends.com Jillian {Her Split Ends}

    I like them on FB!

  • melanie

    liked them on fb and visited their website :)

  • Whitney

    I like them on Facebook!

  • Vicky

    I visited the website :) I’ve never seen their commercials… thanks for sharing that one.

    I love sandwiches with lunch meat and all the fixings… But since switching to “real food”, I have only had them rarely. Applegate is yummy, but the price doesn’t typically fit in my budget right now. Coupons would be awesome!

  • Lauren

    Love their products

  • http://dareyouto.blogspot.com Meredith @ DareYouTo

    Haha funny commercial!!!!

    I’m just recently easing out of my pescetarianism, and one of the brands I’m happy to trust is Applegate Farms. Glad to hear your seal of approval, too. Thanks!

  • http://squirrelbread.wordpress.com/ heather

    Visited the Applegate website (fun!).

  • http://squirrelbread.wordpress.com/ heather

    Tweeted the giveaway as well (@squirrelbread).

  • http://floptimism.blogspot.com Jess @ Floptimism

    Great commercial! I love this company – and just revisited their website :)

  • http://floptimism.blogspot.com Jess @ Floptimism

    I like them on FB (as Floptimism)!

  • http://floptimism.blogspot.com Jess @ Floptimism

    I also follow them on Twitter (@floptimism)

  • http://floptimism.blogspot.com Jess @ Floptimism
  • http://mommy-peyook.blogspot.com Keighty

    I visited the website. I was eyeballing that book just the other day!

  • http://mommy-peyook.blogspot.com Keighty

    I follow them on Twitter!

  • http://mommy-peyook.blogspot.com Keighty

    I tweeted!

  • http://mommy-peyook.blogspot.com Keighty

    And… (wait for it…) I like them on facebook.

    Sending happy, non-genetically-modified vibes out in the universe!

  • http://www.rockahealthylifestyle.com Ken Scheer

    Love this brand, will be getting in all entries. Thanks!!

  • http://Summerplum.com Summer Plum

    Visited their site & liked them in Facebook & followed them in twitter from there. (Your links didn’t work on my iPhone.) And tweeting. :)

    I ADORE Applegate b/c they clearly list when they don’t use sulfite and which herbs & spices they use, so I know I can eat some of their deli meats!

  • 91% Chocolate Lover

    I visited their website- I haven’t had a hot dog in so long because I’m afraid of all the chemicals and fat, I’d love to try applegate brand.

  • Michelle D.

    I liked them on Facebook!

  • Michelle D.

    …And also visited their website. The recipes page is so awesome, everything sounds delicious!

  • http://www.celiacandthebeast.com Erica D.

    I already follow Applegate Farms on twitter because I love their breakfast sausages!

  • http://www.celiacandthebeast.com Erica D.

    I’ve already liked them on Facebook. I love all of their updates – especially ones with drool-worthy pictures

  • http://www.celiacandthebeast.com Erica D.

    Just tweeted to you and @Applegate from ShenanigansMKT.

  • http://www.celiacandthebeast.com Erica D.

    I often visit their website to check out their new products that I can have with a nice “gluten free” label!

  • Caroline

    I just checked out their website. Their products look great so I’ll look for them next time I am at the store.

  • Beth

    I love their bacon! And after visiting their website, I see some other products I hope to love as well.

  • Whitney N.

    It’s cool to see what sort of gluten free stuff they have! I checked out their website. Great giveaway!

  • Cee

    I visited their website. I too have never seen their commercials, but happened upon them in the frozen section of our grocery store. I’m currently eating their frozen turkey patties at dinner! Love their stuff!

  • Cee

    I like them on FB!

  • Cee

    I follow them on Twitter @CeeVegNashville

  • Cee
  • http://www.angelhaynes.com Angel

    Visited their website. It looks so clean and wholesome.

  • http://www.angelhaynes.com Angel

    And I tweeted because, you know, I have soooo many followers to influence. ;)

  • Real Food RD

    visited website!

  • Real Food RD

    liked them on FB!

  • Real Food RD

    following on Twitter! I really want that T-shirt!

  • MANDA

    I visited the website.

  • MANDA

    I like Applegate on FB.

  • MANDA

    I follow on Twitter.

  • MANDA

    I tweeted!

  • Erin Koza

    I like applegate farms on fb

  • Erin Koza

    I visited the website

  • Erin Koza

    I follow on twitter @erin_koza

  • Erin Koza
  • Carolsue

    I visited their website and learned what stores sell the products near me.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Carolsue

    I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Carolsue

    I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Emily P

    I went to their website!

  • Emily P

    I liked them on facebook

  • Emily P

    I followed them on twitter

  • Emily P

    I tweeted! So glad you’ve chosen to host giveaways from companies you believe in! @epurms

  • Sharon

    I love Applegate farms hot dogs cold cuts bacon and sausages! So good!

  • Sharon

    I like them on Facebook.

  • Sharon

    I follow on twitter

  • Sharon

    Tweeted the giveaway

  • Megan

    I like them on FB and wish I had a store nearby that sold more selection. When I was pregnant with my first daughter I decided to give up nitrates which meant bacon, hot dogs, cold cuts etc. It was REALLY hard as back then there were not as many alternatives. One thing I kept craving was Sonora Dogs. I got my hands on some Applegate farms nitrate free hot dogs and bacon and made my own a few times. They were SOOOO good! But now that we live so far out of town I am limited to what is avail to me and the only thing I find from Applegate at the 2 closest stores is occasional breakfast sausage or brats/links. They seem to be hit and miss too when they offer them. :( I want to win this gift pack to I can learn more about the company and explore more of their products (even if I have to drive an hour each way to shop at Sunflower! ). Thanks! BTW- I dont tweet (so I am down to entry options right there) and I went to their site like you said, but can find a way to directly post anything- it looks like they just scroll their feeds from twitter and FB. I will go leave a message on FB…but am I missing something on a way to post directly to their webpage? THANKS ALYSA!!!

  • Megan

    I “LIKE” them on FB and left a comment asking them to expand to the stores in my neck of the woods! :)

  • Megan

    Spent some time checkout out products on their website! Had no idea they did Traditional Italian products! (I am a huge salami fan!!!!) and pot pies!!!???? I should not have looked at this while I am so hungry! Hope I get the chance to try these products some day!

  • katherine d

    i follow applegate farms on twitter @Kayday3

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Tt

    I visited their website!

  • Tt

    I liked applegate on facebook! (terri)

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