Applegate Giveaway!

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.!!  



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

    ~ Jillian

  2. melanie says:

    liked them on fb and visited their website :)

  3. Whitney says:

    I like them on Facebook!

  4. Vicky says:

    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!

  5. Lauren says:

    Love their products

  6. 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!

  7. heather says:

    Visited the Applegate website (fun!).

  8. heather says:

    Tweeted the giveaway as well (@squirrelbread).

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

  10. I like them on FB (as Floptimism)!

  11. I also follow them on Twitter (@floptimism)

  12. Keighty says:

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

  13. Keighty says:

    I follow them on Twitter!

  14. Keighty says:

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

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

  15. Ken Scheer says:

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

  16. Summer Plum says:

    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!

  17. 91% Chocolate Lover says:

    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.

  18. Michelle D. says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  19. Michelle D. says:

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

  20. Erica D. says:

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

  21. Erica D. says:

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

  22. Erica D. says:

    Just tweeted to you and @Applegate from ShenanigansMKT.

  23. Erica D. says:

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

  24. Caroline says:

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

  25. Beth says:

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

  26. Whitney N. says:

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

  27. Cee says:

    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!

  28. Cee says:

    I like them on FB!

  29. Cee says:

    I follow them on Twitter @CeeVegNashville

  30. Angel says:

    Visited their website. It looks so clean and wholesome.

  31. Angel says:

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

  32. Real Food RD says:

    visited website!

  33. Real Food RD says:

    liked them on FB!

  34. Real Food RD says:

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

  35. MANDA says:

    I visited the website.

  36. MANDA says:

    I like Applegate on FB.

  37. MANDA says:

    I follow on Twitter.

  38. MANDA says:

    I tweeted!

  39. Erin Koza says:

    I like applegate farms on fb

  40. Erin Koza says:

    I visited the website

  41. Erin Koza says:

    I follow on twitter @erin_koza

  42. Carolsue says:

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

  43. Carolsue says:

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

  44. Carolsue says:

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

  45. Emily P says:

    I went to their website!

  46. Emily P says:

    I liked them on facebook

  47. Emily P says:

    I followed them on twitter

  48. Emily P says:

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

  49. Sharon says:

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

  50. Sharon says:

    I like them on Facebook.

  51. Sharon says:

    I follow on twitter

  52. Sharon says:

    Tweeted the giveaway

  53. Megan says:

    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!!!

  54. Megan says:

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

  55. Megan says:

    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!

  56. katherine d says:

    i follow applegate farms on twitter @Kayday3

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  57. Tt says:

    I visited their website!

  58. Tt says:

    I liked applegate on facebook! (terri)

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