Wednesday, June 24, 2009

J-Town Blogger's Insomnia Pays Off for Readers

Ughhhhhh, it's a vicious circle, can't sleep at 3 am, exhausted by 10 am. So what does a good blogging Mema do when she can't sleep? Why blog a contest of course.

Today I'd like to tell you about the Pillsbury Bake Off Contest's new You Be the Judge! voting. For the first time in the contest’s 60-year history, you can help determine 10 recipes among the final 100 that will compete for the $1 million grand prize!

How does the You Be the Judge! voting work? Judges will select 20 recipes to be placed online at in pairs for a period of two weeks for each pair. You can vote for your 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 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 (namely, 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 for the official rules.

In celebration of the 44th Pillsbury Bake Off, the wonderful people at MyBlogSpark have offered to send TWO lucky readers a superdedooper, sparky prize pack that includes a Bake-Off® Recipes magazine and a Pillsbury Doughboy giggle doll. Guaranteed to make you giggle and hopefully induce sleep.

Earn ONE entry by heading over to to vote for your favorite recipe; then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which recipe you think should win $1 million. You must do this FIRST, before earning additional entries. Be sure to leave a valid email address if you're a no reply blogger. You can't win if I can't find you.

Earn ONE extra entry by following my blog and leaving a comment telling me you did. If you already follow, thank you, but please leave me a comment reminding me of this.

Earn ONE extra entry by Tweeting about this contest and leave me a comment with the link so I can check it out. Tweet daily, there is no limit here.

Earn ONE extra entry by following me on Twitter and leaving a comment here, again remind me if you already do.

Contest ends on June 30th and the winner will be notified by email.

Go vote, I'll be back to check comments at a more reasonable hour!

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Unknown said...

thats so cool rita...I am about to head out the door so i will have to come back and check out your recipes

Kellan said...

OK, I'm going to say the Bacon, Ceaser Panini - YUM, but those little breakfast quiches look delicious too.

What a fun contest.

Have a good day - Kellan

Kathy B! said...

I voted for the deluxe triple-chocolate cookies! Anything with that much chocolate has to be worth a cool million, right?!

And I already follow you on Twitter, and the blog. You know, 'cuz I love ya' like that :)

Annie said...

I've always wanted to enter this! CooL!

Jennifer Suarez said...

OMFG! Breakfast Quiches to Go look AMAZING!!!

Jennifer Suarez said...

Of COURSE I follow your blog!

Jennifer Suarez said...

I also follow you on twitter!

Jennifer Suarez said...

Tweet! Tweet! Tweedle deet!

Stacie said...

I think the triple chocolate cookie should win... Gotta love chocolate!!

Stacie said...

I follow your blog with my google account as Stacie :)

Stacie said...

I tweeted!!

Stacie said...

I follow on twitter as a49erfangirl

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Neat post.
I'm checking in to see if you are interested in doing the Comment Challenge next month.
Stop by my site and check out the poll or leave me a comment.

Kaci said...

Way cool!!!!!!!!! :) I'm so clue-less on twitter I'll try to follow you. LOL!

Kaci said...

oooo super cool!

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