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. 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 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 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 (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.
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. The winner will receive a choice of 20 or 40 lb weight vest 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 if you’re interested in buying your own.
Send in a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video that corresponds with the current theme (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 (BAS) 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 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.
And because we love their coconut so much, we’re also giving away a couple pounds of Tropical Traditions coconut flour. 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.
$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. 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.
Originally I planned on running a new theme for the video contests every month. Instead the themes will change as soon as a sufficient number of entrants have made submissions. Same goes for the cookbook contest.
Not all prizes are available for international shipping. International winners may receive a selection of my line of products of equal value as substitute for the original prizes (and you still get the cash).
These are ongoing contests with new themes and prizes updating on a regular basis, so periodically view the contest pages by clicking the banner in the sidebar to see the latest details.
As long as there is interest and reader participation I’ll continue to publish reader-created content and give away cool gear. Submit your contest entries ASAP to be part of MDA and for a chance to win free stuff! Thanks, everyone!
About the Author
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.