Hot Dog Day Giveaway

National Hot Dog Day with ApplegateHappy National Hotdog Day! Yes, starting in 2009, July 23 is the day that celebrates one of America’s most iconic summer staples, the hot dog! In fact, July is National Hot Dog month!

Take a look around any baseball field, grill, or campfire and you’ll find these savory treats. Unfortunately most hot dogs on the market today are made of low quality “meat” and are full of ingredients like sodium phosphate and sodium nitrate. Yuck! That’s why the people at Applegate say it is time for a “wienervention.” Applegate first caught my eye with their clever commercials featuring moms on the search for a natural hot dog running into bodybuilders in cow jumpsuits. Applegate hot dogs are indeed “cleaner wieners.” Their ingredient list is simple: quality beef (antibiotic-free, humanely raised ,vegetarian grain-fed) water, salt, and spices in their hot dogs.

The “meatiators” at Applegate sent Bert, my older sister, and I a “Wienervention Kit” full of delicious goodies we enjoyed at a family cookout this Sunday. All of us, adults and kids alike loved the Applegate hot dogs. They boasted the traditional salty goodness a good hot dog should and I could tell this dog was all meat and no filler.

National Hot Dog Day ApplegateApplegate wants to continue the wienervention so they are sponsoring a giveaway. One lucky First Time Mom reader will win a “Wienervention Kit” including: Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs, Rudi’s Hot Dog Buns (White and Gluten-Free), Annie’s Organic Ketchup and Mustard, Rick’s Pick’s Relish,  Applegate apron, grilling tool set, frisbee, mini Applegate cooler, and Susty paper straws and napkins. All you need to do is fill out the giveaway from below. Good luck and happy hot dog day!


The winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to claim the prize within 48 hours will result in another winner being drawn. First Time Mom is not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsors of the giveaway are responsible for prize fulfillment. Open to US and Canada only.

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Wife, stay at home mom, music educator, and bassoonist, Laura Ankrum lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Prior to the arrival of her little boy Laura taught elementary music and band in the Boston area. Now her home is her classroom and music studio. Laura is passionate about education, encouraging other moms, and eco-friendly living. She regularly contributes to the blogs First Time Mom and Kelly Wels.

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  • Priscilla

    My family loves hotdogs! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • David

    I like that their hot dogs are nitrate-free. I know that there is a cancer risk associated with nitrates, so not having them will make me feel better about feeding them to my kids.

  • manda

    Love applegate and the review! Thanks

  • latanya

    I love Applegate products and would love to try their hot dogs.

  • Jennifer Essad

    Having moved to FL a few years ago, I found Applegate while shopping at my new grocer. I love the organic line of Beef Hot Dogs, the sausage and bacon are awesome – thanks for a chance

  • Lindsay Gallimore

    I haven’t seen this brand on Canadian shelves, but I love a “healthier” hot dog option!


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