Pillsbury - 48th Annual Bake-Off Contest

Your Unique Recipe Could Win a $92,000 Prize

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Entries into the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest have opened for 2017. Enter their 48th Annual Bake-Off Contest with a unique, delicious recipe in one of four categories for your chance to win a grand prize that includes $50,000 in cash, a trip to New York City, a kitchen makeover, and more for a total prize value of $92,000. Four category winners will receive cash, a trip, and more worth $20,000.

A lucky winner who shops at Meijer will receive $10,000 worth of grocery store gift cards.

Sweepstakes Links:

Click Here to Enter this Sweepstakes
Click Here for the Official Sweepstakes Rules
Click Here for the Sweepstakes' Home Page

Note: If the sweepstakes entry link doesn't work for you, try entering through the home page and looking for a link to the sweepstakes.


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USA, 21+

Start Date:

October 01, 2017

End Date:

November 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Entry Frequency:

1 x daily per person/email

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: $50,000 in cash, a kitchen makeover consisting of GE appliances and $25,000 in cash, a trip to New York City to appear on the Food Network show The Kitchen, a visit from a Food Network crew to film your recipe to air on the Food Network and on various social media channels, and the opportunity to have your recipe featured in a 2018 edition of Food Network Magazine.

(ARV: $92,000)

Category Prizes (4 - 1 per category): $5,000 cash, the winner's choice of either $10,000 in GE Appliances or $10,000 in cash, a trip to New York City to appear on The Kitchen, the chance to have your recipe filmed by the Food Network crew, and the opportunity to have your recipe featured in a 2018 edition of Food Network Magazine.

(ARV: $20,000)

Meijer Prize: $10,000 worth of gift cards to Meijer stores. (ARV: $10,000)

GE Appliances Good Things, for Life Award: A GE Cafe Black Slate appliance package, a personal cooking lesson at home with a noted GE Appliances chef followed by a dinner party, and $5,000 cash. (ARV: $20,000)

Additional Comments:

To enter, submit an original recipe that uses no more than eight ingredients, at least one of which must be one of the qualifying products listed in the rules, in the categories of Cozy Breakfasts, Appetizers for Any Party, Dinners with Heart, and No-Fuss Desserts along with your personal story behind the recipe. Your recipe must take no longer than 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish.

You are not eligible to enter if you graduated from or are enrolled in a culinary school/program or if you have been a finalist in three or more Pillsbury Bake-Offs.

The recipe will be judged on the basis of taste, appearance, crowd appeal, and creativity. The story will be judged on the basis of how the recipe ties to the story (40%), how the story brings to life a family value, tradition, or memory (40%), and demonstration of passion (20%). The recipe score will make up 70% of your final score, and the story 30%.

To be eligible to win the Meijer Prize, you must select Meijer as your preferred store. The Meijer Prize will be awarded to the highest-scoring entry that does not receive a grand or category prize and where the winner selected Meijer as his or her preferred store.

The GE Appliances "good things, for life" Award will be awarded to the recipe that demonstrates the most creative update of a traditional recipe using modern ingredients and/or cooking techniques, as selected by GE.