Applegate Giveaway!

Uncategorized 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.!!  

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  • Jillian {Her Split Ends} August 7, 2012 at 5:23 am

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

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

  • Jillian {Her Split Ends} August 7, 2012 at 5:25 am

    I like them on FB!

  • melanie August 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

    liked them on fb and visited their website :)

  • Whitney August 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I like them on Facebook!

  • Vicky August 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

    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 August 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Love their products

  • Meredith @ DareYouTo August 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

    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!

  • heather August 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Visited the Applegate website (fun!).

  • heather August 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway as well (@squirrelbread).

  • Jess @ Floptimism August 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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

  • Jess @ Floptimism August 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I like them on FB (as Floptimism)!

  • Jess @ Floptimism August 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I also follow them on Twitter (@floptimism)

  • Keighty August 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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

  • Keighty August 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I follow them on Twitter!

  • Keighty August 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I tweeted!

  • Keighty August 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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

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

  • Ken Scheer August 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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

  • Summer Plum August 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    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 August 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    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. August 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I liked them on Facebook!

  • Michelle D. August 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

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

  • Erica D. August 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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

  • Erica D. August 7, 2012 at 8:56 pm

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

  • Erica D. August 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Just tweeted to you and @Applegate from ShenanigansMKT.

  • Erica D. August 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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

  • Caroline August 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

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

  • Beth August 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm

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

  • Whitney N. August 8, 2012 at 6:11 am

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

  • Cee August 8, 2012 at 6:46 am

    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 August 8, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I like them on FB!

  • Cee August 8, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I follow them on Twitter @CeeVegNashville

  • Cee August 8, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I tweeted here:
    https://twitter.com/CeeVegNashville/status/233197095375491072
    @CeeVegNashville

  • Angel August 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Visited their website. It looks so clean and wholesome.

  • Angel August 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

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

  • Real Food RD August 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    visited website!

  • Real Food RD August 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    liked them on FB!

  • Real Food RD August 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm

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

  • MANDA August 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I visited the website.

  • MANDA August 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I like Applegate on FB.

  • MANDA August 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I follow on Twitter.

  • MANDA August 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I tweeted!

  • Erin Koza August 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I like applegate farms on fb

  • Erin Koza August 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I visited the website

  • Erin Koza August 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I follow on twitter @erin_koza

  • Erin Koza August 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    i tweeted https://twitter.com/erin_koza/status/233707550598631424

  • Carolsue August 10, 2012 at 2:11 am

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

  • Carolsue August 10, 2012 at 2:12 am

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

  • Carolsue August 10, 2012 at 2:13 am

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

  • Emily P August 10, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I went to their website!

  • Emily P August 10, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I liked them on facebook

  • Emily P August 10, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I followed them on twitter

  • Emily P August 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

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

  • Sharon August 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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

  • Sharon August 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I like them on Facebook.

  • Sharon August 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I follow on twitter

  • Sharon August 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway

  • Megan August 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

    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 August 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

  • Megan August 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    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 August 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    i follow applegate farms on twitter @Kayday3

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Tt August 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I visited their website!

  • Tt August 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I liked applegate on facebook! (terri)

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