Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pillsbury Bakeoff Giveaway -03/12

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Alrighty, my friends, its time to let those creative juices flow and get those hands dirty. The 45th annual Pillsbury Bakeoff is on! Submit your original recipes that look great and taste great in one of four recipe categories below until April 18, 2011 and be one of 100 lucky finalists that have a shot at the grand prize of a million dollars!
  • The Breakfast & Brunches category includes casual brunch or weekend family breakfast ideas. For example, sweet rolls, pull-aparts, pastries, breakfast breads, egg dishes or breakfast sandwiches.
  • In the Entertaining Appetizers category, entrants can submit appetizers and snacks to serve at casual gatherings with family and friends or for holiday entertaining. For example, bite size appetizers, tartlets, pinwheels, puffs, bruschetta or focaccia.
  • The Dinner Made EasyTM category encourages home cooks to create easy-to-prepare main dishes that will delight your family. For example, pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, foldovers, casseroles, chilis, soups or savory pies.
  • Quick and easy treats for anytime celebrations can be entered into the Sweet Treats category. For example, cookies, pies, tarts, brownies or bars.
The contest finals run from March 25-27, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Florida. Find out more information on the website.



Here's some quick information on past winners: 

Sue Compton of Delanco, N.J. was named the grand prize winner of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest in 2010 for her original Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups recipe. At the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest in 2008, Carolyn Gurtz walked away with the million-dollar grand prize for her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies. At the 2006 competition, the 42nd Contest, Anna Ginsberg, a stay-at-home mom who you might know from her blog, Cookie Madness, earned the $1 million prize for her Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing. 
C'mon, a million bucks is inspirational enough but you need more? Fine, Pillsbury has been very generous and has offered a prize pack just like the one they sent me to one of my readers. It includes a Pillsbury Bake-Off® apron, recipe book and pen. Now, you have no reason to stay out of the kitchen!

Win It: One very lucky Whirlwind of Surprises reader is going to win a Pillsbury Bake-Off Prize Pack!

To Enter (MANDATORY)
This must be entered as ONE entry before the bonus entries count! I will check. PLEASE Leave a contact email in your entries if it is not found in your profile, if I can't contact you, you can't win. :)


1) Follow Whirlwind of Surprises on Google Friends Connect AND
2) What do you think goes into coming up with a winning a Bake-Off recipe?


Bonus Entries -Please make sure you put 1 comment for each entry. e.g. If it says 2 entries, put 2 comments.

  • Like Whirlwind of Surprises on facebook. Please leave your first name and last initial-1 entry
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post. Please leave your link. -2 entries.
  • Grab my button and tell me where its at -2 entries
  • Enter any of my other giveaways -1 entry
  • Follow Whirlwind of Surprises on Networked Blogs -1 entry
  • Follow Whirlwind of Surprises on Twitter and ReTweet this: RT @cinnybbs #Win a Pillsbury Bakeoff Prize Pack from #WOS http://bit.ly/dYkszd US only Ends 03/12. #giveaway #myblogspark
    • (can be Tweeted up to 3x daily for extra 2 entries each time. Each tweet must be 2 hours apart. Leave your tweet link)
  • Subscribe to Whirlwind of Surprises via email. -2 entries
Giveaway ends 11:59 pm EST on March 12, 2011. Open to the US. Winner will be drawn by a random number generator, posted on this blog and emailed. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

Disclaimer: The product/s mentioned above have been provided free of charge from Pillsbury via MyBlogSpark for the purposes of this review. Opinions expressed belong to Whirlwind of Surprises and are NOT influenced in any way. Please view my full disclosure.


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66 comments:

CarliAlice @ GG2Life said...[Reply]

I follow you on GFC and I bet a lot of time experimenting goes into a winning recipe. grandmasguide2life@yahoo.com

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Madonna said...[Reply]

following on GFC. I think the contest requires talent and creativity. I love to cook but I never come up with recipes on my own. I just am not wired that way.

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polly said...[Reply]

follow gfc publicly
i think you have to really love to cook to come up with new recipies...that takes alot of patience!
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Raven In A Blue Room said...[Reply]

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

I would say unique and unusual flavor combinations can bring a recipe very far in the contest

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...[Reply]

I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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following you on twitter @left_the_stars
I tweeted your giveaway

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Jennifer said...[Reply]

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I follow.

I think that short and simple recipes can be a good winning recipe. Cause i don't like long ones..I like quick and easy.

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i follow u threw friends connect teri
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lkvoyer said...[Reply]

I'm following on GFC. The first thing I think you need is creativity. After that it's a lot of trial and error to come up with the perfect recipe. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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tamiv said...[Reply]

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kellyr78 said...[Reply]

I follow you on GFC(kellyr78) and I think originality, but not getting too fancy goes into winning a bake-off
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