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Stubb’s Recipe Contest Winners

Posted by Dave On October - 15 - 2015
Stubb’s Game Day Sausage Kebabs

Stubb’s Game Day Sausage Kebabs

After a few weeks of submissions and a week of voting, we are happy to announce the winners in our Tailgating Recipe Contest.

Congratulations to Shauna H. for her winning recipe, Stubb’s Game Day Sausage Kebabs. Being the top vote getter, Shauna will receive a $100 Visa gift card, Stubb’s apron, Stubb’s tote, T-shirt, mason jar and sauce carrier along with $25 in Stubb’s free product coupons.

The voting ended on Monday at midnight pacific time with nearly 4,000 votes cast. The top three vote getters were:

1st PlaceStubb’s Game Day Sausage Kebabs – 1761 votes (Submitted by: Shauna H.)
2nd PlaceStubby Tacos – 1635 votes (Submitted by: Sabrina O.)
3rd PlaceBeefy Bacon Boss Burger – 218 votes (Submitted by: Sherri W.)

To see the list of all the recipe submissions and to try out these recipes at home or while out tailgating, please visit the Stubb’s Recipe Contest Finalists page.

Congratulations to Shauna, Sabrina and Sherri for their winning submissions.

Tailgating Photo Contest: Win $500 Prize Pack

Posted by Dave On October - 11 - 2015

GOtailgater Photo Contest
It seems as though we are always taking photos while out tailgating. Whether it is a photo of your friend doing something outrageous or just your entire tailgate crew before you head into the game, we have plenty of photos to choose from. Why not take those photos you probably already have and possibly win a prize package valued at $500?

Gotailgater.com and Tailgater Magazine have teamed up to sponsor a tailgating photo contest. The contest ends October 28th so there is roughly about two weeks left to submit your photo.

You can enter two ways. Snap a picture while out tailgating and upload it via Instagram or through the entry widget on the contest submission page. All entrants will receive a free digital edition of Tailgater Magazine.

Three (3) weekly winners will win a $25 Gift Card to Sports Authority. Those weekly winners are chosen at random on October 5th, 12th and 19th so you still have time to qualify for the weekly drawings.

The tailgating photo chosen for the grand prize will receive a prize package valued at $500. That prize pack includes:

  • 1 Zippo All-Terrain Outdoor Portable Grill
  • 2 Kijaro Tailgater Sport Chairs
  • 2 – 18oz Tailgater Magazine Edition Traditional Cup from Red Cup Living
  • 1 Year Subscription to Tailgater Magazine

The winner will be chosen from all entries by the GoTailgater team. Deadline to enter is October 28th.

As of the date of this publishing, there are less than 150 photos submitted. Submit your photo HERE and who knows? You might be the one who walks away with the $500 prize pack.

Best Hardware Retail BlogTailgating Ideas is proud to announce that we have been named one of the 40 Best Hardware Retail Blogs of 2014 as chosen by Industry Edge.

Industry Edge serves the hardware industry with daily reporting and analysis of new product trends, industry insights, and business smarts. Associated with the National Hardware Show, Industry Edge is the communication force behind hardware retailing and over the recent years has been promoting tailgating and the tailgate party lifestyle within the hardware industry.

Named along with us in the Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation category was CBS Local and their Tailgate Fan series of videos. We have featured numerous videos from Tailgate Fan on our website since they started and we are honored to be included with CBS Local on this list.

Thank you to Whitney Richardson for including us and for more information on Industry edge and the National Hardware Show, visit: industryedge.nationalhardwareshow.com

Tailgate with Jake (Plummer)

Posted by Dave On October - 27 - 2014

Arizona Cardinals fans tailgate on the Great Lawn outside of University of Phoeniz Stadium
If you are an Arizona Cardinals fan and have ever wanted to have a former player stop by your tailgate, you are in luck.

King Controls, makers of the Tailgater satellite TV antenna system, is joining forces with former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer to have Jake “the Snake” visit one lucky tailgate party on November 9, 2014. In addition to Jake Plummer being your special tailgate party guest, you and your crew will also receive a free Tailgater satellite TV antenna, DISH receiver and free DISH programming for the rest of the football season (through February 2, 2015).

To enter, visit tailgatewithjake.com. To submit your entry, tell Jake Plummer about your set-up, your traditions, how long you and your family and friends have been tailgating Arizona Cardinals games. Include photos to help increase your chances of winning. Jake Plummer will review the entries and personally select the story he likes best. It’s free to enter and the best tailgate party will get a visit from Jake “the Snake” Plummer and a sweet TV set up courtesy of King Controls and Dish Network.

All the legal mumbo jumbo and rules can be found here. Get your entry in early in order to beat the November 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM mountain time deadline. You could be tailgating with Jake Plummer November 9th before the Cardinals take on the St. Louis Rams.

Spring has sprung and it looks like mother nature is gradually coming out of winter kicking and screaming. And with Spring upon us that means two things. Baseball tailgating and country music festival tailgating. Two of the biggest country music festivals happen out here in the Southwest. Stagecoach in California and Country Thunder in Arizona bring out the biggest crowds and some of the wildest tailgating. To honor that tailgating tradition we thought it appropriate to pay homage to the country music festival by checking in with our friends over at Tempe 12. This week’s edition of the Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper features Isabella Hartman who is not from Arizona but rather from the San Francisco bay area but is a country girl at heart. Links follow the eye candy.

Isabella Hartman

Isabella Hartman appears courtesy of Tempe12.com

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