On December - 3 - 2013Comments Off
You will see this product in an upcoming product review in the next few weeks but we thought we would share their video demonstrating what the Steemee Wonder is all about. You can now make six ballpark style hot dogs in six minutes. Check it out.
If this looks like something you would like to take tailgating or would just like to have at home when you are watching your team play on TV when they are on the road, you can buy it at Amazon for $34.95
On December - 3 - 2013Comments Off
Tailgating games have come a long way and are the reasons we just don’t sit around getting sore butts sitting on a tailgate. After you have played all the mainstay tailgating games like cornhole, washers and ladder ball, it is time to look for something new. For those looking for something different to play while out in the tailgating parking lots, you may want to try Ringer Toss.
(Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for details on how you can win one of three Ringer Toss games.)
As you can see in the photo, Ringer Toss is a game that uses wooden planks, sticks, plastic cups and flying discs for each team to throw. Combining the elements of good old fashioned ring toss from the carnival midway to Polish Horseshoes where you are knocking an object off to score points, Ringer Toss is a unique game we had never seen before.
Upon setting up the game, each team is given four flying discs that have large holes in the middle. This is by design because part of the game is to try and get your flying ring to catch onto one of the poles pointing up. The rules are pretty simple. Throw your flying rings at the scoring area and try to knock off the cups. Cups knocked off score one point and getting a ringer (your disc over a pole) scores three points. First player or team to score 21 wins. Take a look at this quick video of Ringer Toss being played.
Ringer Toss comes in it’s own carrying bag and is extremely environmentally friendly. This eco-friendly game is made in the USA with reclaimed lumber, recycled plastic rings and even the backpack fabric is made from recycled bottles. Even though the game is made mostly out of wood, it is light and portable. Everything fits into the small backpack and weighs less than seven pounds. Once you arrive at your tailgating spot, set up is easy with the unique interlocking design. You’ll have the game set up in under a minute without any fasteners or hardware. The game is just as easy to break down and pack away when it is time to head inside the game.
Upon receipt of Ringer Toss we were impressed at how the game set up. Since the game is not fastened together with screws or nails, there is some give and sway to it during game play. This is by design and is part of the game play. I had my kids try it and they enjoyed it too so it is game for all ages.
After thoroughly testing it, Ringer Toss gets the Tailgating Ideas “Tailgate Approved” stamp. We tested out the Original Ringer Toss which sells for $69.00. There is also a Ringer Toss Junior priced at $59.00 and the Ringer Toss Pro is priced at $149.00. For a limited time Ringer Toss is offering free shipping on any order placed. On top of that, exclusively for readers of Tailgating Ideas, Ringer Toss is offering $10 off any order by entering the coupon code ‘tailgating’ at checkout.
From today until Friday, you have a chance to win a Ringer Toss Original. There are three simple and free ways to enter for the chance to win a Ringer Toss Game. A total of three Ringer Toss Originals will be given away from the three different ways to enter. We will randomly select the three winners from the three different entry options below.
How to enter and win:
Option 1 – Follow us on Instagram (@tailgatingideas) and find the photo of Ringer Toss amongst our photos. Don’t worry you don’t have to search too far. Comment on the Ringer Toss on our Instagram to be entered. We will randomly draw a winner from those who comment on the Ringer Toss photo on Instagram.
Option 2 – Follow us on Twitter (@TailgatingIdeas) and send us a tweet saying why you want to win a Ringer Toss. Make sure to send the tweet to us, @TailgatingIdeas, and also use the hashtag #ringertoss.
Option 3 – Like us on Facebook first and foremost. After you have done that, comment on the wall post that promotes our review of Ringer Toss. Tell us why you want a free Ringer Toss game. Tell us where you would take it tailgating. Tell us the sob story of how all your other tailgating games were crushed and destroyed by rampaging dragons that escaped from the local junior college science lab. Just make a comment and you are entered.
You may enter three times on all three different social media platforms. Multiple tweets still count as a single entry although we appreciate the enthusiasm and publicity on Twitter. Deadline to tweet and comment is midnight pacific time, Friday, December 6, 2013. Good luck.
On November - 26 - 2013Comments Off
You may recall that last year I worked in conjunction with Visa to help promote their #MakeItEpic campaign in advance of the Super Bowl. I am glad to announce that Visa has again tabbed TailgatingIdeas.com as an influential blog to help promote their #MyFootballFantasy Contest which will fulfill the fantasies of select football fans. I am blogging on behalf of the Visa #MyFootballFantasy Campaign and receive compensation for my time, but the thoughts, opinions, words and promotions are all mine and not that of Visa.
Because Visa will be selecting those fantasies of football fans and making them a reality, I thought it would be fun to submit my own. You can read my first fantasy, which was more of a Tailgating Fantasy, but still had lots of football included. Because that fantasy had some pretty unrealistic things included in it like making it rain bacon, I doubt Visa will be able to make that one come true. So that got me to thinking… “What would be #myfootballfantasy that if chosen by the folks at Visa, could actually be granted?”. Here is what I came up with… And just in time for Thanksgiving too.
In my younger years, on Thanksgiving morning, a group of my friends and I would get together at a local school yard and play a game of football. This tradition is quite popular around the country and there are numerous “Turkey Bowls” played on Thanksgiving mornings. In my younger years our Turkey Bowl was a game of tackle without any pads but now that I am in my 40’s, I am thinking a game of two-hand touch or flag would be better for everyone involved. Being older and wiser means we would want to avoid a trip to the ER or being too sore to go to work on Monday. That being said, here is my football fantasy.
Get the old group of guys together but introduce two new additions. My football fantasy would be to have Drew Brees be the quarterback on my team for the Turkey Bowl and Jim Harbaugh calling the plays. With that kind of firepower on my Turkey Bowl team, there is no way we can lose. And once the game was over, invite both the coach, the QB and everyone who played in the game to the parking lot for a spectacular post-game tailgate complete with a fried turkey and all the Thanksgiving Day trimmings.
Now that you have read #MyFootballFantasy, how about yours? You can submit yours to Visa HERE and if they find yours to be the most fun and creative, you could have your football fantasy fulfilled.
Key entry details: Enter at vi.sa/ENTER_INF05, follow Visa on Twitter or Instagram, submit your fantasy (up to value of $100K) and #MyFootballFantasy @Visa. Use Visa to enter OR mail-in with No Purchase Required – 18+ US resident. Judged on creativity, Visa’s & NFL’s brand image, match-to-theme & ability to fulfill. Thru 2/2/14 at 12am. 1 entry per person. http://vi.sa/RULES_0908t1
So what are you waiting for? Do you think you can come up with something better than having Drew Brees and Jim Harbaugh at your Turkey Bowl? If so, submit it to Visa HERE and possibly your football fantasy can come true.
On November - 20 - 2013Comments Off
It’s been a while since we checked in with our friends over at Tempe 12. This week’s edition of the Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper features Ashley Flores who is not from Arizona but rather from Maryland. With the temperatures getting colder in other places around the country, hopefully this gal will bring a little heat to wherever you are. Links follow the eye candy.
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• Remember the “Booty Lounge”? Detroit’s mobile strip club that parks outside of tailgating areas on Sunday? Organizers of The Booty Lounge claim it will return for Lions games
• The NFL’s Dumbest Tailgating Rules
• With Duke’s recent success, it is plausible that football killed tailgate
• Underage tailgaters must think before drinking alcohol
• At Wichita State Students starting Marshallville tailgating tradition
• Tailgaters utilize renewable energy system
• Auburn fans mark their tailgating territory
• Troublemaker Bus F1 Tailgate Party?! Yes, Please.
• Michigan State officials say destruction from tailgating at Michigan game‘worst ever’
• Photo Gallery: USD vs. SDSU Tailgating
• The Grove at Ole Miss: College Football’s Top Tailgating Spot
• Friendly rivals tailgate together
• Mississippi State adopts commercial tailgating policies for 2014
• Tailgating changes to separate Tigers, Little Giants
• Tailgating is all about fun, tradition, and the fans agree on the food
• Make food safety your tailgate goal
• ‘Big G’ Brings Food, Fun and Heritage to Packers Tailgating
• Tailgating treats: Winners and losers
• Tennessee and Auburn fans start tailgating bright and early
• Even with Penn State loss, tailgate was a winner for some
• Waist Watchers and tailgating
• 12th Man Club Introduces Tailgating to M-A
• Mariah Carey to Play Tailgating Football Fan on ‘American Dad’
• Top 10 Tailgating Mascots
• Alex Rodriguez Just Killing The Tailgating Scene At Florida State
• Scenes from tailgates: Michigan fans behind enemy lines in East Lansing
• Tailgating? Don’t skimp on the shrimp!
• Florida-Georgia tailgate that lives up to the cocktail party hype
• Never has college football tailgating been so elitist
• Sailgating: Tennessee’s Epic Tradition Takes Tailgating to the Water
• Tips for Throwing a Sustainable Tailgate Party [Infographic]
• Tailgating’s negative impact on Monon attendance
• This tailgate happens to come with a UCLA football game attached