American Express Blue Cash Super Bowl Showdown Event
The Super Bowl is a big deal in this country.
Whether you are a football fan or not, or whether your team made it to the big game or not, it seems a lot of people do something fun on game day and that fun usually involves awesome food.
I think in many cases, especially when their favorite team didn’t make it, the food is the entire reason people bother to even watch – it’s almost an excuse to pig out on tasty appetizers and yummy goodies.
In my house, my boys love their football, in fact just today my husband recorded an OLD Super Bowl on the NFL Network because my son wanted to watch it. Every morning my son watches what I call the “football news” and he is completely up-to-date on the who’s who and what’s what going on in football today. He’s sort of a football nerd.
Personally I don’t pay much attention to football, but I love the idea of creating a great Super Bowl spread that we can enjoy while they watch the game (and I play Words With Friends on my iPad). And with my new-found focus on organic foods, I think it would be a great challenge to make a 100% organic spread for game day.
To start with I found this yummy sounding recipe from Taste of Home for Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip and I am going to try and make a healthier, organic version.
Here is their original recipe:
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
- 1 cup ranch salad dressing
- 3 cans (4-1/2 ounces each) chunk white chicken, drained and shredded
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- Corn or tortilla chips
- Thinly sliced green onions, optional
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, hot pepper sauce and salad dressing. Stir in chicken.
- Spread into an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with green onions if desired. Serve with chips. Yield: 5 cups.
So how about you?
Do you Super Bowl?
How much do you spend on your Super Bowl food spread?
$50, $100, $200?
No matter how much you spend, if you use the American Express Blue Cash Card for your supermarket purchases you can get 3% cash back on your big game menu!
Earn cash back with no annual fee
And to help one lucky What’s That Smell? reader provide the best Super Bowl spread ever, American Express is letting me give away a $250 gift card!
ENTER TO WIN A $250 AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CARD
HOW TO ENTER (mandatory):
Calculate your cash back & Tweet
To enter, calculate “How much can you earn?” on your Super Bowl menu and then head over to Twitter and Tweet out your potential cash back. Then come back here an leave a comment with the link to your Tweet (click on the time of your tweet for the exact link to it). A sample Tweet is provided below – please replace the $ABC with your earnings amount. You MUST use the hashtag provided and include @WhatsThatSmell in the Tweet.
I can get $ABC cashback on a Super Bowl party menu w/AMEX Blue Cash & @WhatsthatSmell enter $250 GC http://ow.ly/8KwPq #bluecashmeifyoucan
EARN EXTRA ENTRIES (optional):
Tweet out a unique Super Bowl dish – unlimited extra entries
Must complete required entry in order to qualify for extra entries.
To earn extra entries, you may Tweet out as many time as you want, an idea for a great Super Bowl dish!
See example Tweet below (You MUST use the hashtag provided and include @WhatsThatSmell in the Tweet). Note: replace “BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP” with a dish of your choice.
@WhatsthatSmell My favorite Super Bowl dish is BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP http://ow.ly/8KwPq #bluecashmeifyoucan
Again, you can enter as many extra entries as you want provided each entry is a UNIQUE dish with a UNIQUE Tweet and you MUST leave a separate comment with a link to each unique Tweet (click on the time of your tweet for the exact link to it)
Please leave a separate comment for EACH extra entry indicating that you performed the required entry. Provide links to Tweet, etc. as required for the entry.
Giveaway is open to the USA and ends on Friday February 2, 2011 at noon CST. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your trusted email filter. If original winner does not claim their prize within 48 hrs, it is forfeit and a new winner will be selected promptly.
Note: I received an entry into a contest for a $500 Super Bowl Spread for my participation in this campaign through Ogilvy Public Relations and American Express.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning are not increased by a purchase.