Backyard BBQ Bash Sweepstakes / IWG

Backyard BBQ Bash Sweepstakes and Instant Win GameWin the ultimate backyard barbecue plus $500 to throw your own bash. And there are prizes to be won daily.

Eligibility: open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.

Entry Dates: Begins 5/1/09 and ends on 7/31/09.

How to enter: Visit

Code: You will need to request a code to play. The link to request it is under the code box on the main page. I am not sure if you can use the same code everyday or if you need to request a new code each day.

Entry Limit: three (3) Instant Win plays per person/email address per day. By participating in the Instant Win game, you will receive one (1) Sweepstakes Entry for the Grand Prize Drawing.

Prizes:One (1) Grand Prize: The Ultimate Patio makeover package. Consists of a $1000 Lowe’s Gift Card to spend on a BBQ of Winner’s Choice, a $2000 Lowe’s Gift Card to spend on a Patio Set of Winner’s Choice, a $500 American Express Gift Card to throw a Backyard BBQ Bash to show off your new patio, and a year’s supply of Marzetti Slaw Dressing. ARV $3,600.

Instant Win Prizes/Odds (One per day):

Twenty-Three (23) Franklin Croquet Set ARV $100
Twenty-Three (23) Franklin Bocce Ball Set ARV $100
Twenty-Three (23) $100 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card
Twenty-Three (23) $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card

Grand Prize Drawing Date: on or about 8/24/09.

Second Chance Drawing for Instant Win Prizes: If any instant win prizes are unclaimed, or forfeited they will be awarded in a Second Chance drawing to be held on or about 8/24/09.

Official rules:

Sweeps Rating: Okay

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  1. Bummer. It said the code was "Used"

  2. Anonymous says

    This contest is a bust. I have been trying to enter it for two weeks and always get some sort of error.

  3. I entered it yesterday with no problem. Maybe it is the browser you are using. This site is made with Flash and Internet Explorer doesn't work well with Flash. Try installing Firefox at It's free!

  4. This game will not let you use the same code. And it will only give you one free code when you register. Once you register and use that code you will need to buy the product to get more codes. Bummer.

  5. Bummer. Maybe some people can get some codes from the bottles and share them here unless they are unique and then that won't work. In that case the best shot would be the mail-in option.

  6. Anonymous says

    I won this one and got an automated confirmation email, however, in the email, they said that a person would contact me within three days… Nobody ever did. I'll have to call them, as I emailed, only to get a canned response and no help.

  7. I have registered and although it says it sent an email, one never arrives at Yahoo. This one is a bust

  8. Codes: SLRBP PDDZZ CMS42 AK43S Z7TS4

    Hope these help anyone who might need them. Have a great day. (The site worked fine for me, but didn't win, yet.)

  9. Yep any code that is used once is out (thanks anyways Dawn B). I also had technical issues w/ my free code (it just would load forever), but after I refreshed the page it worked (still didn't win though, oh well). There's always the grand prize 😉

  10. I can't see how to get past the main screen after the first time you've registered and when you do, it will say your email is already in the system. Seems like a fresh code is the only way to go.

  11. I won a crate & barrel gift card a few days ago around 3 in the morning. When i won, the winning screen said i won an undefined prize, but they emailed me within 3 days saying what i have won.

  12. I am not sure about this game. The form is a little screwy. Sometimes it works and others it doesn't. I am not sure what they mean in the rules either. It says you get one code when you register but it says you can enter up to 3 codes a day. They don't say you can't request more codes but it seems that you only get that one free code when you register. There are some nice prizes but in my opinion this is one to skip.

  13. I actually won, received a contact from a CMS representative and called the corporate office. I completed the form once you win and hopefully, my prize is in the mail. If any of you have won, I'd call the Marzetti Corp office. Ask for the Internet Marketing Dept.

    Also, I was confused too by the instant win bc I don't think its daily, and I never really got an answer on that one. Oh well….

    Hope this helps.

  14. I received an email from T. Marzetti Backyard BBQ saying I won the daily sweepstakes of $100 William-Sonoma Gift Card. They emailed a release form to fill out and fax back.

  15. Anonymous says

    This contest is a joke. I got a message that I won but when I called and emailed to inquire about my prize, no one ever gave me a definitive answer after waiting the three days the rules said. A month later they send an email that I didn't win anything. I certainly will not be buying ANY Marzetti products anymore. They are cheats!

  16. That does happen. Not all companies understand how to run promotions well. That doesn't mean they have bad products or that you should stop buying their products. It means you need to politely email them and explain that their promotion isn't working properly. Remember, you might be dealing with a company but companies are run by REAL people who have feelings too.

  17. Anonymous says

    This game is so weird! Sometimes it will let me play, and sometimes I get a message that says "email exists"!

  18. I got a letter today stating I won a $100 Williams Sonoma gift card. They claim they emailed me, but I didn't respond. I checked my email – there's nothing. But I'll be sending in the letter to get my gift card. Thanks!

  19. I just received my bocce set from my win in May!

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