Holiday Sweepstakes Invites Slurpee® Customers Out of the Cold for Chance to Win $100,000

7-Eleven, Coca-Cola Team up on ‘Sip & Scan’ Sweepstakes*

7-Eleven-Coke-SlurpeeHo! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town, specifically to 7-Eleven® stores in town, and he has $100,000 for one lucky Slurpee® drink-lover. 7-Eleven, Inc. and Coca-Cola are brightening the holidays this year with a Slurpee® “Sip & Scan” sweepstakes that has a grand prize of $100,000. Weekly winners will receive a year of free Slurpee drinks. The holiday promotion ends Jan. 2, 2018.


Entering the sweepstakes is simple:

  1. Purchase one of the special holiday red, medium-size Slurpee cups* at a participating 7-Eleven store.
  2. Open on a smartphone and follow the links and instructions.
  3. Scan the “Sip & Scan” icon on the Slurpee cup using camera tool at to enter for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize or one of the weekly prizes.

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Sprinkles Gives Customers A Chance To Win Free Cupcakes For A Year Leading Up To National Cupcake Day

Sprinkles, the “world’s first cupcake bakery,” is launching a National Cupcake Day promotion on Friday, December 1 giving away free cupcakes for a year* to one lucky customer in each of its 24 bakeries nationwide. Winners will be contacted on December 14 in time for National Cupcake Day on December 15.

To enter, customers must be a member or sign up for the Sprinkles Perks Program and must make a purchase at any Sprinkles bakery from December 1-12. Each in-bakery purchase will count as a different entry, so guests have plenty of reason to stock up for holiday events. Visit Sprinkles in Scottsdale, Arizona at Fashion Square Mall; in Southern California in Glendale, Beverly HillsDowntown DisneyThe GroveDowntown Los AngelesNewport BeachLa Jolla and Westlake Village; in Florida at Disney Springs and in Tampa; in Atlanta’s Buckhead; in ChicagoLas Vegas; New York City’s Brookfield Place, Penn Station and Upper East Side locationNashville; Texas locations including AustinDallasHoustonPlano; and Washington D.C. in Georgetown.

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Live From New York – It’s Saturday Night Live Wine

From Lot18, Limited Edition Collection of Wines Inspired by the Emmy® Award-Winning Show and Popular Characters Available for Pre-Order Now

SNL Wines

Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with Universal Brand Development and the legendary, Emmy® Award-winning NBC series Saturday Night Live, has unveiled a wine collection that celebrates the long-running show and some of its most entertaining characters. The limited edition collection features four hand-crafted blends and uniquely designed labels to honor the essence of Saturday Night Live, which is currently in its 43rd season. Perfect for any fan of the show or wine lover, the collection is now available for pre-order.

With a limited number of each specially-created bottle available, these delicious wines are available exclusively at while supplies last. The individually selected wines, carefully crafted by the team at Lot18, capture the essence of the show itself as well as the popular characters Stefon, Debbie Downer and The Californians.

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Superstar Patti LaBelle Shares Her Love For Cooking With All-Star Guests In New Season

Cedric the Entertainer, Laverne Cox, Tamron Hall, Carrie Ann Inaba, Robin Roberts and More Stop By, Beginning Sunday, November 26th at 11am ET/8am PT on Cooking Channel

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Grammy-winning® artist Patti LaBelle is an icon on-stage and in the kitchen, and she opens her doors to special guests and viewers for a fun and food-filled party in Patti LaBelle’s Place, which returns for a second season on Sunday, November 26th at 11am ET/8am PTon Cooking Channel.  Jam-packed with special guests including Cedric the Entertainer, Laverne Cox, Tamron Hall, Carrie Ann Inaba and Robin Roberts, the new episodes feature Patti’s home-cooked dishes, laugh-out-loud stories and even a song or two.

“Patti’s cooking talents are legendary among her friends and family, and we are thrilled she’s sharing that side of herself with our viewers,” said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. “You never know who will show up at Patti LaBelle’s Place – but every guest is guaranteed an amazing meal and Patti’s one-of-a-kind hospitality.”

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Asian Hot Spots to Visit in Los Angeles

By Ruksana Hussain

Looking for a few local hotspots to add to your dining escapades? It’s no lie that you can find almost every type of cuisine and culinary specialty in Los Angeles but we decided to round up a few Asian options in the larger metro area to cover everything from a craving for ramen to a weekend dash for fried rice. Read on!


Tofu with veggies in soy sauce 3_Ruksana Hussain.jpgA southern Thai specialty restaurant located near UCLA in Westwood, this has been a staple of the L.A scene since 2000. Some of their star offerings include crying tiger beef and Thai buffalo wings, coco mango salad with shrimp, tofu with veggies in soy sauce, their signature house special southern curry which is a 30-year-old family recipe you will not find anywhere else, as well as their UCLA curry which is a classic yellow curry but with pumpkin and Thai herbs. | Twitter
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BissopA build-your-bowl concept but with a South Korean flair! Start with a base for your bowl (purple rice, white rice, salad, noodles or roll). Their signature purple blend is a mix of antioxidant packed black wild rice and white rice without any dyes. Follow that with hot toppings and proteins though the cold toppings are where you can truly experiment – options include red cabbage, daikon and kale, among others. Choose from five sauces to top your creation, and a side of kimchi or pineapple, and you are all set. | Twitter
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Eat Well Through November 30th Help Others Do the Same

Panera Bread to donate meals to The Salvation Army in support of the United Healthcare feeding families for life initiative


Now through November 30th, when you place an online delivery order from any one of Panera Bread’s participating locations throughout its Pittsburgh market, Panera Bread will donate a meal to The Salvation Army.  This partnership between Panera Bread and The Salvation Army was developed to support the organization’s latest undertaking, the UnitedHealthcare Feeding Families for Life – Fighting Hunger the Healthy Way Initiative– a long term plan to implement systematic change.

Major Deborah Sedlar, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division is excited to see the community starting to rally around this initiative.  “We’ve just recently begun to seek corporate and individual support for the UnitedHealthcare Feeding Families for Life initiative. We are blessed to partner with UnitedHealthcare as our Title Sponsor, and to have many others, such as Panera Bread joining with us.”  Fran Brace, the organization’s Director of Development agrees, adding:  “Because we are striving to make positive changes to the way we feed people throughout a 28-county territory, we are going to need a great deal of support. We are blessed that people are recognizing the importance of our initiative and hope many more will come forward to support us.  The Panera Bread promotion is just one great example of how we can partner with companies to help the hungry in our communities.”

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5 Thanksgiving Sides and a Pie for $15 at 99 Cents Only Stores

99_CENTS_ONLY_STORES_LOGOTurkey is good, but we all know Thanksgiving dinner is really all about the sides! 99 Cents Only Stores shows us how to make the ultimate budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner of 5 sides and a pie in their latest video:

With just a few dollars at 99 Cents Only Stores, you can make all of your Thanksgiving favorites – sweet potato casserole, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, homemade mashed potatoes and much more! Not to mention, you can also get all of your cooking utensils, baking supplies and harvest decorations too. 99 Cents Only Stores has everything you need to celebrate Thanksgiving on a budget.

Need something last minute? 99 Cents Only Stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 7am – 5pm for all of your last-minute Thanksgiving needs!

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Express Your IndividualiTEA and Win $500 and a Year’s Supply of Tea

Tea Council of the USA Kicks-off Second Photo Sharing Sweepstakes to Celebrate Hot Tea Month

Tea CouncilEvery cup of tea has a story to tell and the Tea Council of the USA is launching the second annual #IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes to learn more about each tea lover’s individual story. Whether you like a hot cup of tea to start your chilly winter morning, cook using tea as an ingredient or sip warm tea to end your day – share your photo, video or description with us on Twitter with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil for a chance to win $500 and a year’s supply of tea. That’s right – just show or tell your absoluTEAly delicious tales for a chance to win! Need additional inspiration? We’re celebrating America’s third annual National Hot Tea Day on January 12, 2018 and the winner of the #IndividualiTEA Sweepstakes will be featured on the Tea Council of the USA’s social media channels! So America, what’s your #IndividualiTEA story?

Although all true teas come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, there are four main types that pair well with food and each have a story of their own to tell:

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