National Cheeseburger Day
America’s favorite sandwich is honored every year on Sept. 18 with a melted slice of cheese. The best way to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day is by enjoying one of these delicious sandwiches, you can check out some of the many burger joints around and some of the burger joints give out free or discounted cheeseburgers on National Cheeseburger Day – something that any good cheeseburger aficionado may want to check out..
Bacon Lovers, Rejoice!
If you’re like me and love it, you know that Bacon goes with everything. There is a new contest from one of the world's largest pork processors that just might be a dream come true. Smithfield Foods, which is based in Virginia but distributes its products globally, is giving consumers a chance to win enough bacon for a lifetime as part of a sweepstakes running through the end of the year.
The contest will grant one winner enough bacon for 50 years in the form of one package of bacon per week (assuming the winner doesn't keel over from too much bacon before then!) awarded as coupons and cash gift cards valued at $20,777. That's a lot of bacon!
For those who don't win the ultimate prize, Smithfield is also awarding more than 1,000 additional prizes, including five "bacon bicycles" (bacon-themed, single-speed cruiser bikes), 10 Smithfield cornhole boards, 500 sets of four Smithfield pint glasses and 500 sets of four Smithfield slap koozies (yes, there is such a thing as a koozie that snaps onto a can just like those signature bracelets slap onto wrists).
If the contest sounds too good to be true, your right, there’s no way that your doctor be happy with you. For one, bacon is one of the main foods that many cardiologists avoid eating because of its high fat and salt content. But if you decide to go forward, you will have to buy a package just to enter ... which I guess isn't so bad. It’s like playing the lottery.
To enter, anyone can mail one entry on an index card to Smithfield's headquarters (the address is included in the official rules) or you can purchased a specially marked package and enter a unique code found inside (which I know isn't that bad) . Each person is limited to 100 entries. If you do hit that mark, you may just want to keep quiet about it next time you have to visit with your doctor. Also get ready to write a cook book on all the great recipes that you will come up with.
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