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Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse BBQ Giveaway

The winners have been chosen for the BBQ Giveaway sponsored by Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse in Elgin, Texas. Thanks to Random.org for their assistance in picking the winners and thank you to everyone that entered (we had over 535 entries).

Below are the prizes with the corresponding winners:

The first person drawn was Christopher Sorel (via blog comment) and will receive Cowboy BBQ Combo (Value $ 82.95)
Includes One slab of Meyer’s St. Louis-style pork ribs (2-2.5 lbs)
One 1/2 smoked Texas brisket (2-3 lbs)
Two lbs. of smoked sausage
One 16oz. bottle of Meyer’s Honey Mesquite BBQ sauce
One bottle of Meyer’s Smokehouse seasoning
One bottle of Meyer’s Texas Bean seasoning

The second person drawn was William Shipitalo via Faceook. He will receive Two slabs of St. Louis pork ribs, one 16 oz. bottle of Meyer’s honey mesquite BBQ sauce and one bottle of Meyer’s smokehouse seasoning. (Value -$46.95)

TEN additional people drawn are Kevin Manion (via facebook), Lance Cherniet (via Facebook), @DodgesBBQ (via twitter), Tom Watt (via blog comment), @brownkw (via twitter), @qsyourdaddy (via twitter), @GeorgiaBBQHunt (via twitter), @PlumSage (via twitter), @Nate94Z28 (via twitter), and Derek Garcia (via facebook) and each receive a BBQ Seasoning Sampler AND a Fightin’ Sausageheads t-shirt (Total Value – $ 32.90)

If you’re one of the lucky winners please contact me with your address so that we can get you your prizes. Thanks again to all those that entered and remember for the holidays you can any of Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse’s famous sausage, brisket, ribs, sauces, and more follow this LINK

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Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse – End of Summer BBQ Giveaway

It’s hard to believe, but we have one more week left until the official end of Summer 2012. With that being said, Kevin’s BBQ Joints has teamed up with Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse in Elgin, Texas to provide an incredible End of Summer BBQ Giveaway to ease you into Fall and of course tailgating season.

For the Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse / Kevin’s BBQ Joints giveaway there will be TWELVE different winners (yes, we’ve gone a little crazy with this one). Here are the prize packages:

The first person drawn will receive the Cowboy BBQ Combo (Value $ 82.95)
Includes One slab of Meyer’s St. Louis-style pork ribs (2-2.5 lbs)
One 1/2 smoked Texas brisket (2-3 lbs)
Two lbs. of smoked sausage
One 16oz. bottle of Meyer’s Honey Mesquite BBQ sauce
One bottle of Meyer’s Smokehouse seasoning
One bottle of Meyer’s Texas Bean seasoning

The second person drawn will receive Two slabs of St. Louis pork ribs, one 16 oz. bottle of Meyer’s honey mesquite BBQ sauce and one bottle of Meyer’s smokehouse seasoning. (Value -$46.95)

TEN additional people drawn will receive a BBQ Seasoning Sampler AND a Fightin’ Sausageheads t-shirt (Total Value – $ 32.90)

There are (3) easy ways to enter. All you have to do is ONE of the following:
(1) Tweet about the contest including @kevinsbbqjoints so I can track it (or simply tweet I just entered the Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse Giveaway @kevinsbbqjoints), (2) Post a comment about your favorite type of BBQ in the comment section below this blog post, or (3) Post a comment about your favorite type of BBQ meat on the facebook page for Kevin’s BBQ Joints here on the post announcing this contest. To up your odds, you can do any and/or ALL of these every day (one entry per day though). Contest ends at midnight Pacific time on Monday September 3rd and winners will be drawn later that week. NOTE: If you share the contest on facebook please comment on my facebook page to let me know you shared. Note that prizes #1 and #2 are available only to US residents(since they are perishable food), but #3 winners can be from anywhere in the world. Good luck!

To purchase any of Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse’s famous sausage, brisket, ribs, sauces, and more follow this LINK
Follow them on twitter here
See their facebook page here

Once again, I want to give a HUGE thank you to Gregg and Gary Meyer as well as the rest of the Meyer family for both this incredible giveaway and the support they’ve given me and my site.

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Rodeo Austin – BBQ Auction and Dance – Saturday March 3

This is a little 11th hour (due to my lagging putting up a post), but there is a Dinner/Dance/Auction tomorrow (Saturday) March 3rd at the Travis County Exposition Center, Banquet Hall.

The dinner / dance will be having both a silent and a live auction. It is for Rodeo Austin and the BBQ Cookoff Committee is the largest group. Last year they raised well over $ 350,000.00 towards both the general scholarship fund as well as to the BBQ Buyer’s Group (the BG purchases animals from the kids that raise them for the Stock Show portion of the rodeo).

The prize package is amazing. The winning bidder will receive:

Complete copy / edition of Texas Monthly, cover autographed by Aaron Franklin & John Mueller.

Franklin BBQ:
1 lb of brisket
1 lb of pork ribs
1 lb of pulled pork
1 lb of sausage
1 lb of turkey
~ No LINE / No WAIT service ~ (must call in order 2 days in advance; for “no line”, the user must take the order to go & not eat onsite or risk a riot)

John Mueller BBQ:
1 whole brisket
1 slab beef ribs
1 whole link sausage
1 lb turkey

~ No LINE / No WAIT service ~ (must call in order 2 days in advance; for
“no line”, the user must take the order to go & not eat onsite, however since the line isn’t always as bad @ JMBBQ, this might not be quite as bad to wait in line in comparison to Franklin).

The link to purchase a ticket for the BBQ Dinner / Dance / Auction event is HERE

To make a bid, someone would need to either be there or to make any other “offsite” arrangements, however per my source, “this ain’t Sotheyby’s” so logistics on offsite bids may be difficult.

This year’s musical act is Rick Trevino and there’s a BBQ Cookoff. Unlike the cookoff that goes on for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, theirs does not require a ticket, you just to get on the Q location/site (just donate a few bucks at every tent that catches your attention & eat up!).

Here’s some additional info:
The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo works year round to raise funds for the Scholarship Program. Since the start of the program in 1981,the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo has awardedmore than $5 million in college scholarships. The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo partners with Texas colleges and universities as well as 4-H and FFA Foundations to provide scholarships for deserving Texas students. As one of Central Texas’ largest non-profit providers,the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo presented more than $440,000 in college scholarships to 46 students in 2011.

Scholarship Quick Facts:
* Scholarships range in value from $2,500 to $16,000, averaging $9,400 per student
* Recipients come from all walks of life and may pursue any degree plan at a Texas college or university
* Most people think the scholarship recipients come from rural or agricultural areas, however 83% of
recipients actually come from urban or suburban backgrounds
* Currently, 122 scholarship-awarded students are enrolled in 54 different majors at 15 Texas colleges or universities
* 49% of scholarship recipients come from a household income of $50,000 or less

Sounds very cool. Can’t wait to find out who won and how it was.

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Big Butz BBQ Sauce, Rub, and More Winners

Wow. We had 620 people enter the Big Butz BBQ Sauce Giveaway. Thanks so much to everyone for the great response (I guess it’s really a testament to how much people love Big Butz BBQ Sauce as well as Tom Porter).

I once again used Random.org to select the two winners. The two winners will get to select any two of the 5 sauces made by Big Butz BBQ Sauce and any two of their rubs…and as a bonus each will get 2 packets of Carolina Magic Sauce Mix.

Here are the two winners:
Scott Simpson (via Facebook entry)
Rachel Haro (@RachHaro via Twitter entry)

See below the prizes and if you’re one of the lucky winners please email me with your choices and I’ll have Tom ship them right out to you.

Here’s a list of their sauces:
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Original
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Hot
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – X-Tra Hot
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Cranberry
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – No Butz

Here’s a list of their rubs:
1 6 oz. packet of Big Butz – Pig Pollen
1 6 oz. packet of Big Butz – Cow Pow
1 6 oz. packet of Big Butz – Chicken Dust

Here are shots of the prizes sans the No Butz BBQ Sauce as I didn’t have a photo:

Photo of sauces courtesy of Cyndi Allison


Pig Pollen (Pork Rub and Seasoning)


Cow Pow (Beef Rub and Seasoning)


Chicken Dust (Poultry Seasoning)

There are (3) easy ways to enter. All you have to do is ONE of the following:

If you want to purchase some of Big Butz BBQ Sauce’s products you can HERE

Thanks so much to Tom from Big Butz BBQ Sauce for the great giveaway.

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Big Butz BBQ Sauce Giveaway

It’s not often that I get jealous of the potential winners for a giveaway that I’m having, but when you open your fridge and find you’re out of one of your favorite BBQ sauces (in this case it’s Big Butz BBQ Sauce X-Tra Hot), you start to get envious that someone (actually two lucky people) will be winners of a great prize package from Tom Porter at Big Butz BBQ Sauce. If you don’t know Tom, HERE is a piece I wrote about his sauces a little while back.

Above and beyond the fact that he makes incredible BBQ sauces and rubs/seasonings, he’s genuinely a good guy who is immensely supportive, especially within the BBQ community. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be following him on twitter .

OK, I could go on and on. So here’s the scoop:

The two winners will get to select any two of the 5 sauces made by Big Butz BBQ Sauce and any two of their rubs…and as a bonus each will get 2 packets of Carolina Magic Sauce Mix.

Here’s a list of their sauces:
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Original
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Hot
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – X-Tra Hot
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Cranberry
1 Jar of Big Butz BBQ Sauce – No Butz

Here’s a list of their rubs:
1 6 oz. packet of Big Butz – Pig Pollen
1 6 oz. packet of Big Butz – Cow Pow
1 6 oz. packet of Big Butz – Chicken Dust

Here are shots of the prizes sans the No Butz BBQ Sauce as I didn’t have a photo:

Photo of sauces courtesy of Cyndi Allison


Pig Pollen (Pork Rub and Seasoning)


Cow Pow (Beef Rub and Seasoning)


Chicken Dust (Poultry Seasoning)

There are (3) easy ways to enter. All you have to do is ONE of the following:

(1) Tweet (or Retweet) about the contest including @kevinsbbqjoints and @bigbutzbbq so we both can track it. (2) Post a comment about Why you should win on the facebook page for Kevin’s BBQ Joints. (3) Post a comment below about why you feel you should win this contest you will get an additional entry (so that’s up to 3 per day!).

To up your odds, you can enter every day.

The giveaway will run through Monday February 20th at Midnight Pacific and we will be randomly drawing the two random winners for the prize packages within the next two to three days.

If you want to purchase some of Big Butz BBQ Sauce’s products you can HERE

Thanks so much to Tom from Big Butz BBQ Sauce and of course, good luck to everyone!

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Pork Barrel BBQ Giveaway – Winners Chosen

First off, I wanted to thank everyone for entering the Pork Barrel BBQ Giveaway. It was by far the most popular that I’ve run with over 500 entries. I hit up random.org to choose the three lucky winners which you can see below pics of the prizes again:

Here’s a photo of the sauces and rubs:

Here’s a photo of their peanuts:

Third Place Prize – Carol B. via a comment on my blog
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce
1 jar of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub
1 can of Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts

Second Place Prize – Caleb Laughlin via Facebook Entry
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce
1 jar of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub
1 can of Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts

Grand Prize – Lisa Vigna @lavesq via Twitter Entry
2 bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce
2 bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
2 bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce
2 jars of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub
1 can of Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts

Congrats to the winners. Please email me (or DM me) your address and I’ll have Pork Barrel get your prizes out to you. Thanks again to Heath Hall and Brett Thompson from Pork Barrel BBQ.

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Pork Barrel BBQ – Huge BBQ Giveaway

If you love BBQ, you already know about Pork Barrel BBQ, but if for some reason they aren’t a familiar name here’s some additional info. They are first off a BBQ Sauce and Rub Company (in over 1,000 stores across the country and really knock it out of the park on taste and consistency) started by Heath Hall and Brett Thompson (you can read their interesting story here), but are really expanding their BBQ net so to speak. After appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank they have slowly become an amazing internet/entrepreneurial success story in their own right (they have over 4,700 facebook fans and over 31,000 twitter followers) having launched a BBQ cologne called Que, Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts, and just opened their first BBQ joint (aptly named Pork Barrel BBQ) in Del Ray, Virginia.

They are really nice guys too, which makes me even prouder to announce my new giveaway partnering with them. Here’s the prize packages:

Grand Prize
2 bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce
2 bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
2 bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce
2 jars of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub
1 can of Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts

Second Prize/Third Prize
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
1 bottle of Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce
1 jar of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub
1 can of Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts

Here’s a photo of the sauces and rubs:

Here’s a photo of their peanuts:

There are (3) easy ways to enter. All you have to do is ONE of the following:

(1) Tweet (or Retweet) about the contest including @kevinsbbqjoints and @porkbarrelbbq so we can track it. (2) Post a comment about your favorite type of BBQ Sauce on the facebook page for Kevin’s BBQ Joints AND Pork Barrel BBQ. (3) Post a comment below about why you feel you should win this contest you will get an additional entry (so that’s up to 3 per day!).

To up your odds, you can enter every day.

The giveaway will run through Tuesday January 24th at Midnight Pacific and we will be randomly drawing three random winners for the (3) prizes within the next two to three days.

Thanks so much to Heath Hall and Brett Thompson from Pork Barrel BBQ and good luck everyone!

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Winners Chosen – Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse BBQ Giveaway

Winners have been chosen for the BBQ Giveaway sponsored by Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse in Elgin, Texas. Thanks to Random.org for their assistance in picking the winners and thank you to everyone that entered (we had over 450 entries).

Below are the prizes with the corresponding winners:

Grand Prize Winner – Christoper Sorel via Twitter
The BBQ Cookout (which feeds 10-12 people)
1 smoked brisket (4-6 lbs.)
3 lbs. beef sausage
16 oz. bottle Meyer’s Original BBQ Sauce
6 oz. bottle Meyer’s Bean Seasoning
7 oz. bottle Meyer’s BBQ Rub.

2nd Place – Shannon Schulte via Facebook
5 Lbs. of Meyer’s Famous Sausage:
Choices: Original, Garlic, Hot, Beef, Sage, Tejano, Original summer sausage and Jalapeno summer sausage.

3rd Place – Stone Slade via Facebook
Top secret St. Louis pork ribs:
Owly Images

As a BONUS Gregg is throwing in some bottles of their Meyer’s Smokehouse Seasoning with each winner’s loot.
Owly Images

Thanks again to all those that entered and remember for the holidays you can any of Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse’s famous sausage, brisket, ribs, sauces, and more follow this LINK

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New Contest – Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse BBQ Giveaway

I was finally able to visit Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse in Elgin, Texas about a month ago and equally lucky to meet Gregg Meyer there for a private tour and a great meal. You really get the sense of what a tremendous operation they have going on when you visit, but more importantly you see the great pride they take in putting out consistent quality BBQ. We collaborated on a very well received contest a while back and the two of us have been itching to get another one going.

For the Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse / Kevin’s BBQ Joints giveaway there will be THREE different winners who each get their own unique prize. Here are the prize packages:

The first person drawn will receive the BBQ Cookout (which feeds 10-12 people)
1 smoked brisket (4-6 lbs.)
3 lbs. beef sausage
16 oz. bottle Meyer’s Original BBQ Sauce
6 oz. bottle Meyer’s Bean Seasoning
7 oz. bottle Meyer’s BBQ Rub.

The second person drawn will receive the 5 Lbs. of Meyer’s Famous Sausage:
Choices: Original, Garlic, Hot, Beef, Sage, Tejano, Original summer sausage and Jalapeno summer sausage.

Third person drawn will receive a rack of their top secret St. Louis pork ribs:
Owly Images

As a BONUS Gregg is throwing in some bottles of their Meyer’s Smokehouse Seasoning with each winner’s loot.
Owly Images

There are (3) easy ways to enter. All you have to do is ONE of the following:

(1) Tweet about the contest including @kevinsbbqjoints so I can track it (or simply retweet I just entered the Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse Giveaway @kevinsbbqjoints), (2) Post a comment about your favorite type of BBQ meat in the comment section below this blog post, or (3) Post a comment about your favorite type of BBQ meat on the facebook page for Kevin’s BBQ Joints here on the post announcing this contest. To up your odds, you can do this every day (one entry per day though). Contest ends at midnight Pacific time on Monday December 5th and winners will be drawn later that week. NOTE: If you share the contest on facebook please comment on my facebook page to let me know you shared. Lastly, the only criteria would be the prizes (since they are perishable food) would only be able to be shipped in the continental United States.

To purchase any of Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse’s famous sausage, brisket, ribs, sauces, and more follow this LINK
Follow them on twitter here
See their facebook page here

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Gregg and Gary Meyer as well as the rest of the Meyer family for both this incredible giveaway and the support they’ve given me and my site.

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Southern Soul Barbeque Sauce Giveaway – Winners

We have our (3) winners for the Southern Soul Barbeque small batch BBQ sauce giveaway. Thanks to ramdom.org for the assistance with the drawing.

Here are the winners:
Alan Giella (facebook entry)
@lexiquin (twitter entry)
@mcharcuterie (twitter entry)

Each winner will receive the following 4-Pack of Sauces from Southern Soul Barbeque to include:

-1 Bottle of Sweet Georgia Soul
-1 Bottle of Low Country Soul
-1 Bottle of Hot Country Soul
-1 Bottle of Red Swine Wine

Thanks again to Griffin and Harrison from Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, Georgia for providing such a great prize package. Note their small batch craft BBQ sauces that are now available to the public via their website HERE as well as a few featured local and regional retailers.

If you are one of the winners please email me with your address so your prizes can be shipped to you.

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