Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Google & Man Up Texas BBQ announce the Google Austin BBQ Adventure Contest!!!

What’s better than discovering great new BBQ joints? How about discovering them while on a free Austin BBQ tour with Google and Man Up Texas BBQ?!?!

Man Up Texas BBQ is teaming up with Google Places, the new personalized local recommendation engine powered by the reviews of users and their friends! Google wants to give you the opportunity to win the ultimate Austin carnivore experience, just for doing what you already do: sharing your opinions on the best BBQ in Texas. Here’s how it works:

1. Go to Google.com/Places and select “Start Rating” (You’ll need to create a Google account if you haven’t already.)
2. Send your Places profile link to barbecueadventure@google.com by 5pm on Sunday, May 15.
3. Rate and review as many Texas BBQ joints as you like. Each BBQ joint review you write will be judged as a new entry.
4. We’ll go through all reviews you write during the contest period and judge them (See rules here for more information.), and the entrants with the 25 highest scores will be invited to attend a massive BBQ blowout with Google!
5. The winners will be notified on May 17, and on Saturday, May 21, the winners will jump on the BBQ bus for our adventure. Who’s hungry?!

Prize: 25 lucky entrants will win a spot on the BBQ bus! The bus will feature adult beverages and other fun surprises, and it will depart from downtown Austin to take entrants to three of the highest-rated BBQ spots on Google Places. At each spot, Google will provide a sample plate of that location’s best grub; and you leave stuffed and satisfied, with a few new friends and favorite BBQ places to rave about. So, what are you waiting for? Get reviewing today!

Rules:
-21 and up only. Sorry, kiddos.
-Google will not provide transportation to or from the pick-up/drop-off location.
-Full contest rules here.

11 comments:

Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen said...

That sounds like more fun than I know how to handle.

Drew Thornley said...

Sarah: Don't be a little sissy. MAN UP!

DeLea said...

Now this is my kind of competition. What fun!

BBQ Snob said...

Time to start "copy/paste" mode.

Jacob said...

Drew: are the dates right? The google rules say that winner will be announced on May 17th, and that the bus is May 21st?

Drew Thornley said...

I just posted what Google sent me. Inquiring now...

Whitney said...

Yep! Those dates are correct, Jacob :-) May 21st is the bus!

Colin said...

Err, don't mean to be a nitpicker, but shouldn't they have the bus ride on the 20th? The world is ending on the 21st.

PS - copy/paste mode won't help you! I trust our omniscient google overlords to check timestamps.

Wesley said...

Well that rules me out. I'll be competing in the Sams National BBQ Series on May 21 in Conroe. Don't forget its coming to Austin May 14th!

christyluv said...

If the world really ends, at least I will be full of brisket!

Anonymous said...

Live Oak Barbecue needs some reviews!
2713 E 2nd St Austin, TX