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Holiday Contest Time!

What happens when a blogger gets ADD? She hosts a contest. 

So here’s the deal.  From Oct. 15-Nov. 15, The Trail Mix Trials is hosting a contest in conjunction with to find the most creative holiday gift using trail mix. 

It can be a baked good, a decoration, a packaged gift – or anything else you can think of.

Entries will be judged on:

  • creativity
  • taste
  • use of trail mix

    Hostess gift using trail mix

    Hostess gift using trail mix

  • affordability

To get you started thinking,  here is a link  to a great trail mix hostess gift. 

Why should I do it?

The winnings, of course.  First place winner will receive a gift basket filled with five pounds of trail mix from, including the So. Cal. Cluster and

Winner!  This could be you.

Winner! This could be you.

the Monster Mix.  Second place will receive a custom TMT tin filled with three pounds of the So. Cal. Cluster from Third place will receive a custom TMT tin filled with one pound of the So. Cal Cluster from

All winners will be featured in the Trail Mix Trials.

Rules and Legal Stuff

To submit an entry, contestants must include recipe (if applicable) or directions on how to make their entry, a photo of  the final product, a valid e-mail address, full name, and city and state of residence.  Entries must be submitted by 10 p.m. Pacific time on Nov. 15, 2009 to

There is no fee to enter the contest.

Official Contest Rules void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed in this site if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Internet access and photo uploading capability required to enter.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of California and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

GENERAL: By entering the Contest, entrants authorize The Trail Mix Trials and to use their name, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and Entry Materials in promotional material and for advertising, public relations and editorial purposes worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. The Trail Mix Trials and are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so, at its sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. Except where prohibited by law, potential winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release and License of Pre-Existing Work within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest number of votes may become an alternate winner. By participating and winning a prize, winner releases The Trail Mix Trials and and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. The grand prize winner’s name will announced on or before Nov. 25.

The So. Cal. Cluster

The So. Cal. Cluster

You know you’ve been dying to try my signature So. Cal. Cluster.  Here’s your chance to try it for FREE!!!  Put on your game face and give this contest a trial.


7 Responses to “Holiday Contest Time!”

  1. Let the games begin . . . I love contests, good luck all.

    Make sure and let all your friends and family know (send them this link).

    Creativity only takes a few minutes and the reward, Angie’s “So Cal Cluster” design is absolutely to die for. It is a win, win for everyone!


  2. […] Holiday Contest Time! « The Trail Mix Trials – view page – cached So here’s the deal. From Oct. 15-Nov. 15, The Trail Mix Trials is hosting a — From the page […]

  3. NO NO, the best part of winning is getting that Monster Mix!! Bucky told me it’s the #1 mix on the web site. That guy that “designed” it is a Genius!! Oh wait, that would be me, LOL…

    We’re already working on ideas.

  4. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. This is serious business … Game on!

  5. Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.

  6. […] you forgot what the contest is all about, visit this post for details, rules and submission guidelines.  Get creative.  I want to feature you on The Trail […]

  7. […] Enter as many times as you wish.  The contest rules are the same as our previous contests.  For complete rules, click here. […]

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