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Update: Primal Blueprint Contests Galore

A few weeks ago as the Worker Bees and I wrapped up this season’s Primal Blueprint Health Challenge [7] I announced [8] that Mark’s Daily Apple will continue to hold contests. We had so much fun giving away Primal gear [9], reading real life stories [10] of people that are living the Primal life, and watching reader-created fitness and recipe videos [11] that we just had to keep it going.

Well, I’ve been tinkering with the concept, I’ve made a few changes to the line-up and have solidified some of the prizes. Also, I’m really excited to announce an all-new contest. The are four contests – hopefully something for everyone. Read on for all the details.

Primal Blueprint Cookbook Contest

This is the new contest I mentioned above that I am so excited to tell you about.

How it works:

Send in your best, original Primal recipe (ingredient list and directions) that corresponds with the current theme [12]. If your recipe is chosen we’ll whip it up, publish it on MDA, and you will be entered into a contest drawing to win a Primal prize package worth over $1,000. On top of that your recipe will be included in a reader-created Primal Blueprint cookbook (of which you will receive a free copy).

It’s that simple. Email me [13] your Primal recipes (this month’s theme is “Your best beef dish”) for a chance to be included in the reader-created cookbook! Click the banner above to read all the details.

The Prize:

The prizes are numerous. Click the banner above for all the prize details.

Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest

How it works:

Send in a Primal Blueprint Fitness Video that corresponds with the current theme [14] (it’s currently “Bodyweight Exercises”). If your video is chosen it will be published on Mark’s Daily Apple and you will have a one in four shot at winning the Primal prize package. Click the banner above for all the details.

The (Current) Prize:

There are a thousand ways to do push ups and pull-ups. Add a thousand more ways with Vegas Pro Straps [15]. A multi-tool for the upper body, the winner will receive a choice of the Commando [16], Combat [17], or Contender [18] model. Check out a demo video here [19].

Here’s a Primal catch-22: You use your body weight for strength training, but all that training leaves you toned and lighter. With less weight to lift, your workouts are now too easy! Remedy that problem with an XVest [20]. The winner will receive a choice of 20 or 40 lb weight vest [21] courtesy Xtreme Worldwide Athletic Equipment. One of my Worker Bees owns one of these, and he wears it every day on his lunch break! Visit XVest.com [20] if you’re interested in buying your own.

$100 Cash Prize – Buy yourself whatever Primal Fitness gear (kettlebells [22], mace [23], medicine bal [24]l, etc.) you want!

Primal Blueprint Recipe Video Contest

How it works:

Send in a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video that corresponds with the current theme [25] (it’s currently “Seafood”). If your video is chosen it will be published on Mark’s Daily Apple and you will have a one in four shot at winning the Primal prize package. Click the banner above for all the details.

The (Current) Prize:

The big ass salad [26] (BAS [27]) is one of the cornerstones of Primal eating. And a salad is only as good as its dressing. The winner of the recipe contest will receive a six pack of salad dressings [28] courtesy of Zukay Live Foods. Made from fresh veggies bought from local family farms, no chemicals or added sugars are used in these tasty tossed-lunch toppers. If you want to buy your own dressings, salsas, and veggie goodness, Zukay is offering a 15% discount to all Mark’s Daily Apple readers now through November 6th. To receive the discount enter the discount code PRIMAL1 (all caps) when checking out at Zukay.com [29].

It’s time for a sensible vice. Amano Chocolate [30] makes one of the highest quality dark chocolates on the market. Their products are single origin (meaning all the beans in your bar come from one farm) and have won high marks from the prestigious Academy of Chocolate in London. The winner will receive a gift box of 10 70% dark cocoa bars [31]. This stuff is healthy [32] (providing you don’t eat all 10 bars in a sitting). As a bonus, if you want to buy your own Amano Chocolates, email me [33] with the subject heading “Amano Special” and I’ll respond with a code for a 20% discount on Amano gift boxes (these boxes are opulent, used as celebrity comps at the MGM casino in Vegas).

And because we love their coconut so much, we’re also giving away a couple pounds of Tropical Traditions coconut flour. [34] You can never have enough coconut. NOTE: This is a bonus prize, if you want to be eligible, sign up for Tropical Traditions newsletter here [35].

$100 Cash Prize – Buy whatever Primal foods you want!

Primal Blueprint Real Life Stories

How it works:

Send in your real life story of going Primal [10]. If you’re story is published on Mark’s Daily Apple you will have a one in four shot at winning the Primal prize package below. (This contest is less a contest and more about readers sharing their experiences with other readers, but I’ve put together a nice little prize package anyway.) Click the banner above for all the details.

The Prize:

The full Primal Nutrition product line-up: 1 canister of Damage Control Master Formula [36], 1 bottle of Vital Omegas [37], 1 canister of Responsibly Slim [38], 1 Grok-On! T-shirt [39].

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