Enter To Win A Culinary Voyage On The ‘Top Chef’ Cruise!

Have you ever wondered what the dishes on Bravo’s “Top Chef” actually taste like? Here’s your chance to give them a try. Gadling is giving away a chance go out to sea with some of the show’s favorite judges and contestants on a five-day, four-night cruise through Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico, aboard the Celebrity Constellation from April 11-15.

Cruises will be able to come face to face with “Top Chef” judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, plus Hubert Keller and Tim Love from “Top Chef Masters.” A panel of a dozen celebrity chef’testants will compete in quickfire cooking demonstrations and challenges, including:

  • Richard Blais, finalist on “Top Chef: Chicago” (season four) and winner of “Top Chef All Stars” (season eight)
  • Jennifer Carroll, competitor on “Top Chef: Las Vegas” (season six) and “Top Chef All Stars” (season eight)
  • Tiffany Derry, fan favorite on “Top Chef: DC” (season seven) and “Top Chef All Stars” (season eight)
  • Chris Hanmer, winner of “Top Chef: Just Desserts” (season two)
  • Mike Isabella, competitor on “Top Chef: Las Vegas” (season six) and finalist on “Top Chef All Stars” (season eight)
  • Spike Mendelsohn, finalist on “Top Chef: Chicago” (season four) and competitor on “Top Chef All Stars” (season eight)
  • Yigit Pura, winner of “Top Chef: Just Desserts” (season one)
  • Paul Qui, winner of “Top Chef: Texas” (season nine)
  • Hosea Rosenberg, winner of “Top Chef: New York” (season five)
  • Angelo Sosa, finalist on “Top Chef: DC” (season seven) and competitor on “Top Chef All Stars” (season eight)
  • Casey Thompson, competitor on “Top Chef: Miami” (season three)
  • Fabio Viviani, competitor on “Top Chef: New York” (season five) and “Top Chef All Stars” (season eight)

Several of the competitors – Richard Blais, Jennifer Carroll and Spike Mendelsohn – will also be featured on the upcoming “Life After Top Chef,” in which cameras follow beloved former competitors outside the “Top Chef” kitchen.

While aboard the ship, guests will be able to sample food from Top Chefs, take part in a Q&A with the hosts and contestants, watch cooking demonstrations and challenges, and more Top Chef-related activities. There will also be a one-hour cocktail party and all of the world-class entertainment that comes standard on Celebrity ships.

The Top Chef: The Cruise prize includes an ocean view stateroom for two people. All meals, snacks, coffee, tea and juices are included, plus complimentary 24-hour room service. Ship amenities also include two pools, a whirlpool, fitness center, casino, library and duty-free shopping. Retail value of the cruise is $2,796, which includes port taxes, fees and gratuities. Prize does not include transportation to/from Miami.

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite “Top Chef” contestant. We’ll randomly select one winner from the entries and award him or her the prize. The contest runs through 5 p.m. ET on Friday, November 2, and is open to U.S. residents 18 and over. See the full contest rules here.

Fans of the show will also want to tune in to “Top Chef: Seattle,” the tenth season of the show that premieres Wednesday, November 7 at 10/9c.

Win a Nikon CoolPix AW100 digital camera

Win a Nikon CoolPix AW100Now that you’ve read our review of the Nikon’s rugged new CoolPix AW100 digital camera, you have the chance to win one for yourself. We think you’ll love this waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof camera, that also happens to come packed with all kinds of great technology.

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.

To enter, leave a comment below.

The comment must be left before 5PM Eastern Time on February 10th, 2012.

You may enter only once

One winner will be selected in a random drawing.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive an Nikon CoolPix AW100 digital camera (valued at $300).

Click Here for complete Official Rules.

Summer Monday giveaway: stay in touch with an iPad

Nobody loves summer more than your friendly neighborhood Gadling bloggers. It’s the perfect time to plan an escape from the mundane trials of daily life, or maximize your adventures in the outdoors. And if you’re planning on flying the coop this summer, you’re going to need some fun swag. So every week this summer, in celebration of our own road trip, Traveling the American Road, Gadling will be giving away one item to help you run away on your dream summer excursion. But, be warned: we are not responsible for the hilarity that ensues.

This week we’re giving away an iPad. Read on below to enter to win or click here for the official contest rules.

To enter, leave a comment below telling us who you’ll keep in touch with while you’re running away from home this summer.

Or tweet using the button below, including the hashtag #GadlingSummerGiveaways.

This contest closed at 11:59PM on Sunday, July 10th. Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Good luck!

Giveaway: Win one of five Technocel Battery Boost packs

technocel battery boost giveaway

Seeing your phone run out of battery power usually only happens when you need it most. Right when you need to call home that you’ll be late, or if you need to call a hotel after your flight was canceled. Thankfully, there are quite a few battery backup products on the market – but the one we love the most is the Technocel Battery Boost.

This tiny battery pack features a built in MicroUSB charger plug, retractable USB port and a built in MicroSD memory card reader! We reviewed this fantastic battery pack last year, and were so impressed that we included it in our “best of 2010” lineup.

Now we are giving you the chance to win one of these for yourself – and all you have to do is leave a comment telling us your best “dead battery” story.

  • To enter, simply leave a comment answering the question posted above.
  • The comment must be left before Monday February 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • Five Prize Winners will be randomly selected to receive one Technocel Battery Boost.
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • The total value of each prize is approximately $29.99.
  • Click here for the complete official rules of this giveaway.

Win 44,000 points from Hyatt Gold Passport when you share your New Years travel resolutions!

win hyatt gold passport points

Want to start the year off right by adding a nice chunk of Hyatt Gold Passport points to your account? With rooms starting at 5,000 points, this contest could take care of an entire week of accommodations for your summer vacation, or how about two nights at one of the luxurious Park Hyatt properties?

Entering the contest is as simple (or as complicated) as you want. Because we love spreading the love around, we are sharing things with our friends at AOL Travel – but this also means you have three different ways to enter – which means three chances at snagging this prize!

To enter:

  1. Leave a comment below, telling us your New Years travel resolution
  2. Head on over to Gadling on Facebook and reply to the Hyatt post on our wall.
  3. Head on over to AOL Travel on Facebook and reply to the Hyatt post on their wall.

Once you have entered the contest – head on over to the Hyatt Gold Passport Facebook page to learn more about their program and promotions!



To enter, simply leave a comment answering any of the questions posted above.

  • You may only enter *each entry method* once.
  • The comment must be left before Monday January 24 2010 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • One Prize Winner will be randomly selected to receive 44,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.
  • There is no requirement to sign up for a Gold Passport account for entering the contest unless you are selected as a winner. If you are selected as a winner, the free night will be credited to your Hyatt Gold Passport account and can be cashed in much like frequent flier miles. Winners can sign up for a Gold Passport account at no cost.
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • The total value the prize is approximately $499
  • Click here for the complete official rules of this giveaway.