Do you love the holidays? Or maybe there’s a certain holiday in particular that you love to celebrate and entertain on? If either of these describes you, you’ll want to enter the new contest from Taste Of Home. Here’s some info on it. Be sure to read to the end for a terrific giveaway.
Enter to become the spokesperson for Taste of Home magazine, which comes with a $50,000 payment.
To audition for the role of Mrs. Holiday, women age 18 or older should visit Facebook.com/TasteofHome to enter the virtual pageant.
There they can submit:
- A video entry of no more than two minutes to show how they bring the holidays to life, and
- A signature holiday recipe in 200 words or less
Everyone can join in the fun as the voting for Mrs Holiday is open to all.
Here’s how to enter the Mrs. Holiday Contest in 4 Simple Steps.
Step 1: Choose a holiday from the list of 10 (New Years, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Step 2: Create a video (2 minutes or less) telling/showing how you bring the holiday to life! Why should you be Mrs. Holiday?
Making the video is simple- there doesn’t have to be special lighting and fancy camcorders- Just use a cell phone or your regular digital camera!
Check out other entries on Facebook.com/TasteofHome for inspiration.
Step 3: Write out your signature holiday recipe in 200 words or less
Step 4: Upload your video and recipe by following the instructions on Facebook.com/TasteOfHome. Then encourage your family, friends and neighbors to vote for you!
To enter and vote visit Facebook.com/TasteofHome from June 4 through September 7, 2012. Mrs. Holiday will be selected from among the top 100 vote getters by a panel of experts.
Once crowned, Mrs. Holiday will conduct interviews, cooking segments, and blogging, as well as make appearances across the country at retailers and some of the more than 300 Taste of Home cooking schools.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be “Mrs Holiday.” Enter today.
The full entry rules and instructions are provided on the Taste of Home Facebook page.
THREE winners will each receive The Taste Of Home Cooking School Cookbook.
The Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook, is just like having a Cooking School instructor in your very own kitchen,” says Catherine Cassidy, Editor in Chief, Taste of Home. “This essential cookbook captures the highlights of our cooking school lessons and presents them in a way that allows people of all skill levels in the kitchen, to create memorable holiday meal moments in their own homes with family, friends and neighbors.”
Learn fresh techniques, tips, secrets and entertaining ideas straight from the Taste of Home Cooking School team. Each chapter builds from simple, beloved classics to spectacular dishes handed down by families from generation to generation that are sure to impress family and friends. Better yet, all of these recipes can be created with affordable ingredients available at your local grocery store. As you move from one recipe to the next, you will enhance your cooking skills and discover new favorites.
- Low-effort “Cheat It” recipes with big rewards like the refreshing Lemonade Icebox Pie, the 10-minute Zesty Salsa and Chocolate Cooking Cupcakes
- More than 400 simple to spectacular recipes including mouthwatering Gnocchi in Sage Butter, snappy Sweet & Tangy Wings, and Fresh Cherry Pie
- 140 how-to’s, secrets and tips shared by Taste of Home Cooking School experts from how to shape drop cookies to the best techniques for shredding meat for sandwiches and grilling salmon fillets
- Exciting twists on all-time favorites like burgers, pizza, Chinese takeout and more
HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)
To enter leave a comment on this post telling me if there’s a particular dish you usually serve when holiday entertaining.
5 – Subscribe to my email feed, and confirm your subscription. Leave 5 comments for this.
2 – Subscribe to my newsletter. (at top of sidebar) – Leave 2 comments for this.
2 – Leave a comment on my Facebook page stating what giveaway you’re entering. (at top of sidebar)
2 – Subscribe to my YouTube channel. (at top of sidebar.) – Leave 2 comments for this.
2 – Follow @valmg on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (at top of sidebar) – Leave 2 comments for this.
1 – Tweet the following and leave the link here – I entered to #win a @tasteofhome #cookbook #giveaway from @valmg at http://fromvalskitchen.com. – Two tweets daily is the max for this method of entry.
1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed. (at top of sidebar)
3 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here. Leave 3 comments for this.
2 – Place my button (button code in sidebar) on your blog and leave link to your blog. Leave 2 comments for this.
1 – Leave a relevant comment on any other non-giveaway post on this blog. Unlimited entries for this method of entry. Leave a comment for each.
2 – Visit my other blog – Mom Knows It All – and leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned there. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry, leave a comment for each post you commented on.
1 – Visit HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one here and one there.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.
Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.
THE SMALL PRINT.
The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Saturday 07/07/12 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
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