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Canopy Cooler Price Reduced

Posted by Dave On October - 15 - 2015

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Do you remember last year when we introduced you to the Canopy Cooler? You probably thought it was an awesome way to weigh down your canopy on windy days and to also elevate your cooler off the ground. You probably didn’t buy it because you thought the price was a little high.

The good news is that the price has been lowered on the Canopy Cooler and is now available via our online tailgating gear store. Click HERE to purchase the Canopy Cooler now at it’s new lower price.

Clean Cubes

Posted by Dave On October - 6 - 2015

Clean Cubes featured
Tailgating by nature tends to produce a lot of refuse. Using disposable items while tailgating can be convenient yet hard on the environment. We discovered some attractive, disposable trash and recycle bins that would be perfect for your next tailgate. Clean Cubes.

As you saw in the video, Clean Cubes are a complete trash solution, composed of a plastic trash liner adhered to a paper bin. Its instant setup and easy cleanup solves the problem of trash or recyclable build-up at parties, events, and many other situations. Clean Cubes are made from 50% recycled paper and is patented.

One of the things that always irks me when I am out tailgating is that my recyclables tend to stay behind in the parking lot. Invariably, the Can Man liberates my empties and keeps my tailgating space free from clutter and crushed cans, but he (or she) ends up getting the money for the recycling. If I could keep those cans separate from the regular trash and recycle them myself, at the end of the year I might get enough money back to buy something cool… like another 30 rack of beer.

When we first received the samples of Clean Cubes, I immediately thought these would be great for recycling our cans while tailgating. They pop open easily just like a grocery store paper bag but the plastic liner sticks to the sides and stays open. Once done and ready to pack up the tailgate, we simply removed the plastic bag from the outer bag and placed the crushed cans in our vehicle. (When we tested Clean Cubes this weekend, it was raining in San Diego and the paper portion of the Clean cube was not salvageable.)

The concept of Clean cubes is not really groundbreaking or revolutionary but makes trash and recyclables collection easy and convenient. Set up and breakdown time while tailgating is precious so the less time you have to devote to setting something up and taking it down, the better. The samples we received are designed for tailgating complete with footballs on the bag. There are other designs of Clean Cubes that can fit a home party, picnic or other times you may just need another receptacle for your trash and/or recyclables.

The three pack of Clean Cubes from Amazon will cost $14.99. The majority of the other patterns offered cost less than $10 for the three-pack. The halloween designs cost about the same as the tailgating design.

For more information or to purchase them directly from Clean Cubes, visit: clean-cubes.com

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We are happy to announce that we are teaming up with Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q to offer a recipe contest where the grand prize winner can win a $100 gift card along with some other great prizes from Stubb’s. Second and third place finishers will also receive some Stubb’s goodies.

Here is how the contest will work:

Submit your best tailgating recipe that contains a Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q rub, sauce, marinade, etc. All submissions need to be submitted via our contact form. Please include in your subject line: Stubb’s Tailgating Recipe. You may attach a photo along with your recipe.

Deadline to submit your recipe will be 11:59 pm pacific time, September 29, 2015. All submissions will be posted on Tailgatingideas.com for review.

From September 30 – October 2, 2015, the Tailgating Ideas staff will review all recipes and compile the top 10 submissions in our opinion. October 5th, the top 10 recipes will be announced on tailgatingideas.com. That announcement will include a poll that allows readers to vote on the recipe they think is the best and most deserving of the grand prize. Readers will be encouraged to share the poll with with friends via social media to increase the chances of their recipe of choice winning. The recipe receiving the most votes by 11:59 pm pacific time, October 12, 2015 will win the grand prize. Recipe receiving the second most votes will win second prize and the recipe receiving the third largest amount of votes will win third prize.


Grand prize package: $100 Visa gift card, Stubb’s apron, Stubb’s tote, T-shirt, mason jar and sauce carrier (see images above) along with $25 in Stubb’s free product coupons.
Second place: Stubb’s T-shirt and tote bag along with $20 in Stubb’s coupons
Third place: $20 in Stubb’s coupons

All winners will be notified via email and will be asked to provide a shipping address for their prizes to be sent. All prizes will be shipped from Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q within two weeks of receiving the winners’ shipping information.

To gain some inspiration on your next recipe, visit Stubb’s recipe page online. There you can get inspiration for beef, pork, poultry and even veggie recipes using Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q rubs, marinades and sauces.

Best of luck and don’t forget the deadline to submit your recipe is 11:59 pm pacific time, September 29, 2015.

Aardvark NCAA & NFL Team Straws

Posted by Dave On September - 15 - 2015

Dallas Cowboys Aardvark paper drinking straws

We tailgaters and sports fans alike, we love to show our team spirit in numerous ways. Forget about the clothing you wear while tailgating. That’s passé. We like our team spirit to cover everything from our tablecloths, party cups, plates, napkins, even a football helmet snack bowl with our team’s logo. Bud Light recently introduced NFL Team-Specific Cans that contain the logos and slogans of 28 NFL franchises. It stands to reason that tailgating nation would want an officially licensed drinking straw that sports the colors and logos of NFL and NCAA teams.

Aardvark Straws has come out with a line of paper drinking straws that are not only eco-friendly but sports the colors and logos of most of your favorite teams. These durable, chlorine-free paper straws won’t decompose or bleed into your drink and are better for the environment than regular plastic straws. Regular plastic straws do not sport your team’s logo either. If you are in a battle with your tailgating neighbors on who can be the bigger fan, we’re willing to bet if you hand them your parking lot famous jungle juice with an LSU Tigers Straw sticking out the top, they will concede defeat on the spot.

Available in many popular NCAA teams, Aardvark paper drinking straws are officially licensed and contain the official logos of the teams. Aardvark also offers straws of all 32 NFL franchises. So when Johnny Football drops out of rehab, he can hit the Gin & Tonic out of an officially licensed Cleveland Browns Eco-Flex® Paper Straw. Thanks Aardvark!

We had the opportunity to test out the Aardvark NCAA & NFL drinking straws at home and while tailgating. You can see the photos we posted on Instagram here and here. After testing these drinking straws thoroughly, these Aardvark straws are “Tailgate Approved”.

A package of 24 drinking straws will cost $5.25 if purchased directly through aardvarkstraws.com online store. Aardvark Drinking Straws on Amazon are also available.

For more information or to purchase some for your next tailgate, visit: aardvarkstraws.com.

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Zaca Chewables

Posted by Dave On September - 9 - 2015

Zaca Chewables

It was back in 2009 when we first discovered the Zaca Recovery Patch. It’s a hangover prevention remedy that you apply to your skin much like those nicotine patches smokers use to help them quit. But instead of helping you quit smoking, Zaca patches help keep essential nutrients in your body even if you overindulge in the consumption of alcohol. (Yeah, that never happens while tailgating)

During the summer, we were contacted by the folks at Zaca and they informed us that they had a new product line they were introducing: Zaca Recovery Chewables.

The chewables were not quite on the market in the beginning of the summer but we were given a few samples to test out to see if they worked as well as the recovery patches from Zaca. We took a few packets out to Omaha, Nebraska for our trip to the College World Series. If there ever was a fertile testing ground for a hangover prevention, it’s Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series.

We did our fair share of drinking (check our Twitter and Instagram from June 2015) and when it came time to call it a night, we took the Zaca Recovery Chewables.

We woke up the next morning feeling quite good and not at all hungover. The chewables were also an upgrade from the patch in that with the patch, you need to apply it to your skin when you take your first drink. Maybe you don’t know you are going to need a hangover prevention until after you have had a few drinks and the party is getting a little crazy? You have to stop what you are doing and apply your patch.

With the Zaca Recovery Chewables, you take the paclket before going to bed, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and you are good to go for the next morning.

Zaca chewable ingredientsThe Zaca Recovery Chewable comes in to-go packets containing four (4) tablets. The cornerstone ingredients are Setria® Glutathione for antioxidant protection, detoxification and immune fortification* and Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine for hydration and muscle recovery. The supplement also contains Japanese Raisin and other natural ingredients.

Sertia® is a branded form of glutathione, an essential substance for three primary health benefits: promoting detoxification*, providing antioxidant protection*, and fortifying the immune system.* Setria® has been clinically studied and has over 800,000 published studies showing glutathione plays a central role in detoxifying the body and managing overall health.

Sustamine® – a dipeptide of glutamine, the most abundant single amino acid in the body – provides essential support during times when the body undergoes large amounts of stress.

These berry flavored tablets are easy to chew and break apart easily in your teeth. I found that mashing the tablets into a paste in my mouth helped the tablets’ ingredients absorb quicker and my stomach didn’t have to work as hard to digest the chewable tablets.

Zaca Recovery Chewables come in packs of 16 and cost $23.99. The benefits of not waking up hungover far outweighs any cost of the product.

After thoroughly testing the Zaca Recovery Chewables they get our “Tailgate Approved” label for effectiveness, portability, convenience and cost.

You can get Zaca Chewables online at Zacalife.com.





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