Even though I categorically avoid fast food, I have to admit I’m a sucker for Wendy’s.
The crispy, allegedly hand-cut, sea-salted fries. The somehow inimitable flavor of a chocolate Frosty. The awesome and hilarious staff training videos.
And, of course, the burgers. Though they may be square, they’re always hot, fresh and juicy — perhaps owing to the company’s famous promise that its meat is never frozen.
But if your own icebox is chock-full of less-than-fresh stuff you swear you’ll get to someday, you might have the chance to win a whole lot of free Wendy’s goodness.
Wendy’s is giving out $520 gift cards as part of its “Great Freezer Dig” sweepstakes.
All you have to do is expose the skeletons in your closet… er, freezer.
How to Win a Year’s Worth of Free Wendy’s Burgers
To enter Wendy’s “Freezer Expedition,” you just have to find the oldest thing in your freezer and snap a quick picture or video of it — freezer burn, ice crystals and all.
Then you have to share it on social media and expose your embarrassing, frozen secrets to all your friends.
Post your photo or video to Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtags #FreezerDig and #Sweepstakes.
Wendy’s will choose one winner per day to receive a $520 Wendy’s gift card, which the company is billing as a year’s worth of free fresh burgers — although I’d probably spend it all on fries.
The contest began on Halloween and ends on Nov. 20. There will be a total of 21 winners.
While you may shudder to imagine sharing your 2-year-old bag of frozen chili or the stack of ready-made vegetable dishes you bought from Trader Joe’s six months ago, it could serve as a good reminder to actually eat what you buy — which is a great way to save money on groceries.
So grab your cell phone and head to your freezer. Hopefully, it won’t be too much of a walk of shame.
Your Turn: What’s the oldest thing in your freezer?
Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder who is not going to tell you what the oldest thing in her freezer is. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.