This year for the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, you get to be the judge! For the first time they are allowing the public the opportunity to choose 10 of the 100 recipes that will get to compete for the $1 Million Prize!
Judges will select 20 recipes to be placed online at http://www.bakeoff.com/ in pairs for a period of two weeks for each pair. Consumers can vote for their favorite recipe in each pair. The recipe from each pair that wins the most votes will earn a spot in the final competition, April 11-13, 2010, in Orlando, Florida.
Voting is limited to one vote per person per each pair of recipes. Voters must be registered members of http://www.pillsbury.com/ and 18 years of age or older as of May 1, 2009, to participate.
The first pair of recipes was posted on May 14, 2009 and a new pair of recipes will be posted every two weeks (May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3 and September 17, 2009). The voting period for the tenth and final pair of recipes will close at 11:59AM CDT on October 1, 2009. Visit http://www.bakeoff.com/ for the official rules.
Cast your votes throughout the summer. To help you decide which recipe deserves a shot at the million-dollar top prize, watch this short video of Jann Atkins, Bake-Off Kitchens assistant manager, as she shares some tips for evaluating a recipe.
Two winners from my blog will receive a prize pack of a magazine with recipes from past winners and will also receive a Pillsbury Doughboy Giggle Doll! This magazine is packed with delicious sounding recipes, that I can't wait to get the time to try!
Now for the rules (yes, rules are tough to live by!):
In order to qualify, I need you to post a comment letting me know which recipe sounds like something you'd like to make from this site of past recipes http://www.pillsbury.com/bakeoff/recipeslandingpage.aspx
Please don't post " I want to win", "Great Giveaway", etc. that would make me sad because I will have to disqualify you.
If you don't have a blogger account, no problem! Just be sure to include your email address!
Last, this is very important, you need to include an email address. If you win and you don't have your email in your blogger profile or in your comment, I can't contact you and that will be sad for both of us! (I promise not to sign you up for any spam mail or anything!)
You can receive one extra entry for each of these:
Following me on my blog. (if you already follow just comment letting me me know!)
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Blog about this giveaway and link to this post.
Post my button on your blog, the code is on the right.
Advertise your blog via my Entrecard!
Tweet this giveaway and include your username.
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The Deadline for entry is July 2nd at 11:59:59! This giveaway is sponsored by My Blog Spark!