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Grilling Season Starts at the Beach Win Care-free Summer Lawn Service

As signs of spring sneak up, like Groundhog's Day and daylight savings, we need to be reminded of the summer traditions like grilling and a swim in Lake Michigan.

This past Sunday, the Chicago Polar Plunge iced down many locals and celebrities with a dip into Lake Michigan raising $1.5 million for Special Olympics. A spring tradition for many, this year's plunge served up a Bear on the beach and a baby daddy, Dax Shepard. But this bear had more to offer than a towel.

Former Bears legend, Brian Urlacher, was there in chef gear, meeting, greeting and grilling up the first Johnsonville brats of the season. The cold weather is no excuse to not enjoy the a good brat! Chef- Brian shook hands and served up hundreds of free brats to attendees and fans. As good Chicagoans know only mustard is the preferred topping on their brats.

The festivities were contagious. Smiles, shivers and on-lookers couldn't help but be drawn into the excitement. Jenna Mueller, attendee, bubbled, "This was so much fun to watch, I am signing up for next year!"

Definitely the grills smoking and fanfare of the plunge warmed up the beach reminding us that summer is on its way. Because grilling is a better past time than mowing the lawn, enter to win a care-free summer lawn from Johnsonville Brats.

Enter online or with social media for a chance to win a year of free lawn service or snow removal. With the way Chicago is warming up, the lawn service sounds like a great option!

  • There are two (2) ways to enter:

  • Online: During the Contest Period, an entrant may visit, enter his/her email address, and follow the instructions to register by entering all information requested on the registration form. After an entrant has registered, he/she may follow the instructions to upload one (1) photo of his/her “first grill of the season”.

  • Social Media: During the Contest Period, an entrant may (a) log in to his/her Twitter or Instagram account, follow @Johnsonville on Twitter or @jvillesausage on Instagram (if he/she does not already), and post a Tweet/post that includes one (1) photo of his/her “first grill of the season” and the hashtag “#FirstBratsContest” or (b) log in to his/her Facebook account, visit Sponsor’s Facebook page at, and post a comment responding to Sponsor’s Invitation Post that includes a photo of his/her “first grill of the season” and the hashtag “#FirstBratsContest.

  • One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive snow removal or lawn care for a year, a value of $1,500.

  • Fourteen (14) First Prize winners will receive a $100 grocery coupon code and a Johnsonville prize pack.

  • Following the Contest period, all eligible entries received during the Contest period will be judged by a panel of qualified judges selected by Johnsonville. The judges will score the entries according to the following weighted criteria: creativity, photo quality and relevance to the Contest theme (e.g., entry captures the passion for grilling even if the weather is not ideal for grilling).

  • Limit one (1) prize per person

  • There is a limit of one (1) entry per entry method per person per calendar day during the Contest period (i.e., an entrant may receive one entry each via, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for a total of five (5) entries per day.

  • Official Contest rules can be found at

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