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Win $5,000 and Free Donuts for a Year as Entenmann’s Chief Donut Officer

Two giant donuts remain inside a box as Entenmann's baker Augusto Cunha shows off one of the custom-made donuts, marking the 75th annual National Donut Day on Friday, June 1, 2012. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo


I’ve noticed a trend.

First, we gave you news about a resort in the Bahamas looking for a Chief Flamingo Officer. Then, Moe’s Southwest Grill announced its search for a Chief Taco Officer. Now, the sweetest position of all has opened up.

In honor of National Donut Day on June 1, Entenmann’s Bakery is holding a contest for the honorary title of Chief Donut Officer.

The best part about this contest? The winner doesn’t actually have to do any work. But rest assured, the prizes are very real, and very, very sweet.

The one lucky, donut-loving winner will score $5,000, a bunch of Entenmann’s branded swag and a year’s supply of donuts. That’s a lot of dough.

Did your eyes just glaze over and your mind drift to daydreams about a year’s worth of free donuts? I don’t blame you. Keep reading if you want the chance to make this dream a reality.

How To Become Entenmann’s Chief Donut Officer

Interested applicants must be at least 18 years old, U.S. residents and total donut aficionados.

Sound like you? Then read these instructions very carefully:

  • Fill out this official entry form
  • Write some clever donut-related stuff (answer four questions, 500 characters max each)
  • Cross your fingers and hope to win

That’s it! Sounds way too easy, but that’s all you have to do. Promise. The entry form is pretty straightforward: It asks for your name, phone number and email address.

Then you have the donut-themed questions, like your favorite place to eat Entenmann’s Donuts; how you would spread the donut love as the honorary CDO; and what new flavor ideas you have for the bakery.

Yes, someone is actually giving you the floor to wax poetic about your love of fried dough.

Responses will be judged on passion, creativity and originality. Five finalists will be announced around July 9, according to the official rules.

Then, each of the five finalists will have to put together a video about why they deserve the coveted Chief Donut Officer position. The public votes for the winner, who will be announced by August 7.

And here’s some icing on top of an already awesome deal: Even though there will only be one CDO, the other four finalists will still walk away happy — they’ll get $1,000 and a year’s supply of donuts each.

You donut want to let this sweet opportunity pass you by, so hurry up and apply by the June 30 deadline!

Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Just thinking about a year’s supply of free donuts makes her feel like signing up for a gym membership.

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