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2017 McRib Locator Pen Flash Giveaway

2017 McRib Locator Pen Flash Giveaway

In celebration of the inclusion of the McRib Locator in tonight’s premiere of Food Flashback on the Cooking Channel, we are going to give away one of our famous McRib Locator pens to ten different people as part of our 2017 McRib Locator Pen Flash Giveaway!

2017 Flash McRib Locator Pen Giveaway Prizes

Entry is simple, visit the Rafflecopter Giveaway below and enter! We will randomly draw 10 people follow the conclusion of tonight’s 7pm CST premiere of Food Flashback !

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Rules:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Promotion Description: The ‘2017 McRib Locator Pen Flash Giveaway’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 11/16/2017 at 12:00 AM (Central Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 11/16/2017 at 07:30 PM (Central Time (US & Canada)) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Kleincast LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.

2. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of USA who are 18 year or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.

3. Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by 48 hours by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

4. Prizes:

– 10 (#) winners will receive [(1) McRib Locator Pen (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $2)]

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Issuer does not endorse nor is responsible for this promotion. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within USA. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

5. Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by signing into the entry form and perform the tasks provided. The entry form can be found on the following website at http://mcriblocator.com/blog/2017/11/16/2017-flash-mcrib-locator-pen-giveaway/.

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.

6. Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of Kleincast LLC can be found at http://mcriblocator.com/privacy

7. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

8. Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addresses, stamped, #10 envelope to Alan Klein cc: 2017 McRib Locator Pen Flash Giveaway at PO Box 3281 Burnsville, MN 55337. Request must be received no later than 48 hours + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.

9. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Kleincast LLC, Burnsville, MN, weather@kleincast.com

10. Rafflecopter Disclaimer: This promotion is powered by Rafflecopter. Metric Feat LLC (“Rafflecopter”) does not sponsor, administer or endorse this promotion. By entering this promotion, Participants agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy (http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/privacy/). For technical information about the Rafflecopter widget, please visit http://blog.rafflecopter.com/2012/08/anatomy-rafflecopter-giveaway/.

11. Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

12. McDonalds Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to McDonalds. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with McDonalds or any of it’s affiliates.

13. OTHER

Food Flashback Premiere

Food Flashback Premiere

Coming up Thursday November 16th, 2017 and again Saturday November 18th, 2017 is the premiere of a new television show titled Food Flashback on the Cooking Channel. The pilot episode it titled Comeback Kids and the synopsis is:

Food historian Jason Liebig takes a trip down memory lane exploring snacks and treats from our past that have gone away only to return again. He examines the nostalgic power of the Twinkie, meets the forces behind the comeback of Surge soda, witnesses the historic return of Oreo O’s cereal and goes on a hunt for an elusive fast food sandwich.

While each of the topics presented will be certain to entertain, take special note of the last bit about a hunt for an elusive fast food sandwich. I can tell you that this last segment is about a certain Pork sandwich! I was fortunate enough to have been a contributor to this episode that the folks at 441 Productions team and Jason Liebig put together. While I can’t go much into the specifics of the content (I did get to ride around in a classic AMC Matador station wagon), I think it will be well worth your time to take a look at this episode of this fun new show.

Disclaimer: 441 Productions did pay for travel expenses so that I could participate in this episode. They did not pay for me to create this post.

The AMC Matador station wagon truely is a sweet ride.

Food Flashback premiers Thursday November16th at 8pmET/5pmPT on COOKING CHANNEL Replays again that night at 12amET/9pmPT and one more time on Saturday November 17th at 1pmET/10am PT.

Previews below:
Oreo O’s Preview

Surge Preview

Disclaimer:  The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of McRib Locator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other parties mentioned in the post. Mentions of other entities in this post does not reflect an endorsement of products offered by said entities, nor that we offer support for any of the products they may offer.  Other than travel costs to participate in the episode, no financial considerations were provided by the Cooking Channel, 441 Productions, or other entities mentioned in this post in exchange for this post.

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2017 McRib Drink Pairing Survey

2017 McRib Drink Pairing Survey

After grabbing our first McRibs of the season in Rochester, MN, we were wondering what drinks people pair with their McRib. To that end, below is the 2017 McRib Drink Pairing Survey. Let us know what drink you typically pair with the McRib. We will randomly pick 5 people that submit their surveys and send them each a McRib Locator pen. We will contact winners Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST.  Watch your email  — we will contact the lucky 5 via email to collect mailing addresses.
McRib Locator Pens

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1.  Promotion Description: The ‘2017 McRib Drink Pairing Survey’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 11/13/2017 at 12:00 AM (Central Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 11/18/2017 at 12:00 AM (Central Time (US & Canada)) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Kleincast LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.

2.  Eligibility: Open to legal residents of USA who are 18 year or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.

3.  Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by 48 hours by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

4.  Prizes:

 

–  5 (#) winners will receive  [(1) McRib Locator Pen (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $2)]

 

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Issuer does not endorse nor is responsible for this promotion. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within USA. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

5.  Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by signing into the entry form and perform the tasks provided. The entry form can be found on the following website at  http://mcriblocator.com/blog/2017/11/12/2017-mcrib-drink-pairing-survey/.

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.

6.  Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of Kleincast LLC can be found at http://mcriblocator.com/privacy

7.  Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

8.  Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addresses, stamped, #10 envelope to Alan Klein cc: 2017 McRib Drink Pairing Survey at PO Box 3281 Burnsville, MN 55337. Request must be received no later than 48 hours + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.

9.  Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Kleincast LLC, Burnsville, MN, weather@kleincast.com

10. Rafflecopter Disclaimer: This promotion is powered by Rafflecopter. Metric Feat LLC (“Rafflecopter”) does not sponsor, administer or endorse this promotion. By entering this promotion, Participants agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy (http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/privacy/). For technical information about the Rafflecopter widget, please visit http://blog.rafflecopter.com/2012/08/anatomy-rafflecopter-giveaway/.

11. Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

12. McDonalds Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to McDonalds. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with McDonalds or any of it’s affiliates.

13. OTHER

McRib Bacon Zoomed

United Tastes of America Promotion

United Tastes of America Promotion

The United Tastes of America Promotion in Germany stealthily kicked off late September. The intent is to bring a few items to their menu with a flare of the United states. Apparently this primarily means adding bacon to sandwiches and including waffle fries. Ironically, they have also brought bot dogs to the menu as part of a separate promotion.

 

United Tastes of America

One of the items they are offering is the McRib Bacon. As Germany sells the McRib year round, they bring bacon to the sandwich to give it a little different taste.

McRib Bacon

McRib Bacon Zoomed
Now that McDonalds stores across the United States are serving breakfast all day, bacon is an add-on item that can be added to any menu item. What do you think, would you like a McRib with bacon? Let us know in the comments below.

Help others find the McRib

We have heard that some locations offering the McRib have severely constrained inventory, and do not expect the McRib to last long. Let’s help fans get the McRib while they can! If you find a McRib make sure to report it at http://mcriblocator.com/report.html and send us a photo of your receipt. Make sure your receipt shows the location and date purchased as well as your McRib order. Send your confirmation photo to photos@mcriblocator.com . Thank you!

November 6th, 2017 Update

November 6th, 2017 Update

Lower 48 States View of McRib availability as of November 6th, 2017

With the help of fans like you, we have hundreds of confirmations on the map today. While the Northwest, Northern Rockies, and Northeastern US are again withholding from offering the McRib this year, we see the McRib scattered well around the US as our earlier map suggested might be the case. Thank you for your contributions!

Next Round

November 6th marks the next round of stores offering the McRib. We have heard Hawaii will start offering the sandwich today, and have heard of other stores around the continental US that will also join in. If you happen across the McRib, please let us know!

Constrained inventory

While the season is just getting underway in some locations, others are struggling with the high demand for the McRib. We had heard some locations would have he McRib for as little as a week, however other locations are unexpectedly running out of inventory.

Not all is lost, we had heard that some locations would see additional inventory arrive yet.

35th Anniversary Swag

Who doesn’t like Swag? To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the McRib, McDonalds is offering a swag bag to select fans. No official word on how many of these will be given out nor to who they are being offered.

Help others find the McRib

We have heard that some locations offering the McRib have severely constrained inventory, and do not expect the McRib to last long. Let’s help fans get the McRib while they can! If you find a McRib make sure to report it at http://mcriblocator.com/report.html and send us a photo of your receipt. Make sure your receipt shows the location and date purchased as well as your McRib order. Send your confirmation photo to photos@mcriblocator.com . Thank you!

Status as of end of day Nov 1, 2017

November 2, 2017 Update

November 2, 2017 Update

The next round of McRibs arrive today November 2nd at numerous locations around the country. As you can see from our map below, the number of confirmed locations offering the McRib continues to expand.

Update as of end of day Nov 1, 2017

If you do not see the McRib near you in the next day or two, don’t worry (unless you are in one of the areas we identified early this week as won’t see the McRib), another wave of McDonalds stores should see the McRib next week too. While we had over 30 new confirmations yesterday, we also picked up that the Portland, OR and Sacramento, CA areas will not see the McRib return.

Help others find the McRib

We have heard that some locations offering the McRib have severely constrained inventory, and do not expect the McRib to last long. Let’s help fans get the McRib while they can! If you find a McRib make sure to report it at http://mcriblocator.com/report.html and send us a photo of your receipt. Make sure your receipt shows the location and date purchased as well as your McRib order. Send your confirmation photo to photos@mcriblocator.com . Thank you!