Frito-Lay Tailgating Tips and Giveaway

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(YouTube video link: Tailgating Tips from Chef Jody Denton)

I’m excited about the college football season. My team, Oregon State, beat the Wisconsin Badgers a couple of weeks ago. This Saturday, the Beavers open the Pac-12 season with a road game at UCLA. LA is too far for me to drive for a tailgater. Fortunately, the game is on national TV so I’m going to fire up the grill in my backyard. Speaking of tailgaters, I have some tailgating tips (see video above) and a giveaway on my dad blog. I’m giving away a Frito-Lay prize pack worth $75-$100. Yummy!

Here’s what I’m giving away on my dad blog:

  • Five large bag of chips
  • Five coupons for dips
  • 18-piece Mr BBQ Grilling Set
  • Football
  • Grill lighter
  • Mescuite wood chips
  • Soda can coolies

If you are hosting a tailgater, be sure to watch the Frito-Lay tailgating tips video at the top of the post. In the YouTube video, Grill Master and Frito-Lay Flavor Kitchen King Chef Jody Denton shares his favorite tailgating party tips that will send your fall football fiestas right into the end zone. He also answered some of my personal tailgating questions. Nice.

Frito-Lay Tailgating Giveaway
Thanks to Frito-Lay, a reader of my dad blog will win a prize pack consisting of a 18-piece Mr BBQ Grilling Set, 5 large bag of chips, 5 coupons for dips, football, a grill lighter, mescuite wood chips, and soda can coolies. Note: prize pack may change without notice. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Friday, September 28th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).

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[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by Frito-Lay, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received some products for hosting this giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]

97 thoughts on “Frito-Lay Tailgating Tips and Giveaway

  1. Always have some sort of wet wipes on hand. When we tailgate, most of the time it’s hard to get to a sink and sometimes napkins just to not cut it. Wet wipes can handle sticky messes easily and don’t take up much room.

  2. My husband is quite the griller/smoker. He is, afterall, an amazing chef. His little secret is that he smokes all of his meats with fruit wood, apple and cherry. The wood really brings out an amazing flavor in the meat! HAPPY TAILGATING and Go Packers!

  3. Make sure you have more trashbags than you think you need and make sure there’s room in the trashcan outside to get rid of them! Nothing worse than garbage piling up at a party.

  4. Get everything ready before you go out to the grill and make sure you have something to keep the food covered outside to keep bugs off.

  5. What a prize!!! I love to have bacon wrapped grilled hot wings at every event. Wrap them and marinate them for 12 hours before grilling.

  6. we get almost everything ready ahead. have as much as possible packed in car the night before. always bring a lot of trash bags.

  7. Buy a plastic tub and fill it with paper plates, a few rolls of paper towels, some plastic cups, plastic silverware, and wet wipes. My boyfriend even has a little first aid kit in his with band aids and ibuprofen.

    Keep it in your trunk and you’ll always be ready for tailgating!

  8. love the idea of freezing water bottles instead of just burying food in ice. Also we like variety and doing ahead as much as possible. Enjoy the day – keep it simple and don’t stress over complicated food prep instead of enjoying your guests

  9. Aluminum foil is my best friend! We wrap the grill in it for easy clean up and I wrap my veggies up in it to grill! They are so good that way! U can also throw in some chicken with the veggies and make a one dish meal!

  10. When tailgating try to avoid making foods that need to be kept refrigerated so you can enjoy the tailgate and not worry about food spoiling.

  11. We’re having a huge party this weekend for all my coworkers and friends at DISH, and these are exactly the kind of tips I’ve been looking for. My favorite tip from last year that I’ll be re-deploying is to always have more than one game on. With my Hopper, I’ll hook up three TVs in our living room. The Hopper has three tuners, so that will allow us to watch three different games at the same time in full HD! These other tips you have will come in handy, too! Thanks again!

  12. Use a grill pan to grill fresh vegetables and you can lightly coat them with olive oil and seasoning or soy sauce for a healthy alternative to meat

  13. Plan for those who may have food allergies by knowing what is in everything you brought or are cooking. Tailgating ends early if someone has a reaction.

  14. Make edible dip holders out of scooped out tomatoes, peppers (green for Jets or Green Bay, Red for Redskins or KC, Yellow for GA Tech, etc). Saves time, money, and no trash!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  15. If you’re having a large party…use a water trough or an old bathtub as a cooler…fill it with ice and drinks and everyone will comment on the awesome idea!

  16. if you are serving side dishes, make cold items that are super easy and can be made ahead
    there is enough work and time involved with setup and being with guests

  17. I like to get things ready before the event…because when the party is going on I want to have fun and do as little work as possible! lol! :)

  18. Be prepared the day before. Have thinks cooled or in the freezer remember to thaw several hours before party. All of this ready to go on the big party day.

  19. When having a party always have a couple permanent markers sitting with the plastic cups. Let everyone put their names on their cups! No more wondering if the drink is yours and you can keep track of kid’s drinks easily.

  20. My best piece of advice is to invest in a good thermometer. It is way too easy to over cook or undercook meats just judging on look alone.

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