ANNOUNCEMENT: $15 Walmart or $15 Target Gift Card Winners

Here are the winners of the $15 Walmart and $15 Target Gift Cards:

Congratulations to the winners!

Also, thanks to everyone who participated!

If you’re wondering which gift card more folks preferred over the other, it was no contest. Twice the entrees wanted the Target gift card more than the Walmart one.

PRIZE DRAWING: $15 Walmart or $15 Target Gift Card

I’ve noticed when we do a Target gift card prize drawing, there are more entries than when we do a Walmart gift card prize drawing. Do you folks prefer Target over Walmart? Well, let’s find out. I have a $15 Walmart gift card and a $15 Target gift card to give away to two Impulsive Buy readers.

RULES:

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s $15 Target or $15 Walmart Gift Card Prize Drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. In your comment, tell us which gift card you’d prefer to win. Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winners for his or her mailing address.

We will stop accepting entries on Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Good luck!

FINE PRINT: Walmart and Target are not affiliated in anyway with this prize drawing. The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails with surprise letters from an African prince. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you Valpak coupons. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail or having only Kmart stores in your area.

PRIZE DRAWING: Jack Ca$h Cards to Try Late Night Jack Hacks

Jack in the Box has come up with a few late night menu hacks for you to try after an evening of debauchery or an evening of doing absolutely nothing. Details are found in the images below.

Jack in the Box  Late Night Jack Hacks  Fry Dip

Jack in the Box  Late Night Jack Hacks  Caramel riffic

Jack in the Box  Late NIght Hacks  Put a Ring On It

Jack in the Box  Late Night Jack Hacks  Breakfast for Dinner

To help a few of you try these Late Night Jack Hacks, Jack in the Box sent us $10 Jack Ca$h Cards to give away to three Impulsive Buy readers.

RULES:

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s Late Night Jack Hacks Prize Drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. Share your ideas for Jack in the Box menu hacks or write whatever you want, but please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winners for his or her mailing address.

We will stop accepting entries on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Good luck!

FINE PRINT: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to hack you. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you a Jack in the Box. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail or you topping a Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich with a fried egg and calling it the What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg Sandwich.

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Impulsive Buy Writer Ryan

Salutations, readers! I come to you not just with salutations (which is easily the weirdest way to say hello), but with an introduction and a promise.

My name is Ryan and I am but one of the latest crash test dummies to climb aboard this speeding junk food juggernaut called The Impulsive Buy. As a denizen of Middle America, junk food is in my blood, and I mean more than just arteriosclerosis.

The flag of my great home state of Oklahoma proudly bears our state bird, the chicken fried steak, and we have an official state song from America’s favorite agriculture-themed musical, “Oklahoma!” At least that was the case until 2007, when our legislature changed the song to the audio from one of those YouTube supercuts of people falling out of motorized scooters. Last year, Oklahoma was second in the nation in number of fast food restaurants. Our 1,580 restaurants weren’t enough to pass the sprawling, value menu-festooned hills of Kentucky.

But it isn’t just that I grew up in the shadows of never-ending hamburger signage or that I was regularly shouted down by elementary school classmates for waxing at length about anthropomorphic cereal mascots. I was a latchkey kid of the late ’80s and early ’90s, the golden era of Happy Meal toys and merchandised junk food. Well into adulthood, even after all these years, I prefer my canned pasta X-Men-shaped, my berries Franken, my mummies tutti-frutti, and my Hostess pies mutagen-filled. I like my Shark Bites white, my Lunchables pizza, my ice cream gumball-eyed, devil’s food Snackwell’s, and Kool-Aid Sharkleberry Fin. Corporate marketing helped me understand my first natural talent — eating my feelings.

And thus, my promise to you, dear reader: when not on the campaign trail fighting for a pizza-based economy, I will write you the kind of honest, insightful, and profound reviews you’ve come to expect from an outlet like The Impulsive Buy.

I will write without cynicism.

And I will write with the zest of life only those prepared to embark on the journey of 1,000 empty calories truly know. And I will write with the passion and optimism of a man who holds out hope they will one day soon sell Cadbury Creme Egg filling by the half gallon.

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Impulsive Buy Writer Tiffany

GREETINGS!! Yes, you can follow that with “Earthlings” or the Vulcan salute – your pick.

My name is Tiffany and I’m excited to be your guinea pig!

My love for junk food developed at young age when my parents forbade me from eating junk food and all sugar. So when they weren’t looking, I was eating Hot Cheetos and Maruchan Ramen/Cup Noodle (dry & crushed up – still highly recommended!) I graduated to Marie Callender’s TV dinners as an “afternoon snack” in middle school. As the sugar rush on top, I worked at Ben & Jerry’s in high school. Pretty sure I consumed over 100 gallons of ice cream, waffle cones, and fudge during my two-year tenure. Over the past quarter century, my taste palette has refined some so you can find me on Yelp! But, ya never forget where you come from.

I live in Los Angeles, but I’ve been slowly chipping away at my bucket list to attend every state fair. Why state fairs? Deep fried goodness, of course. Everything is (usually) better deep fried – except for beer. Avoid deep-fried beer at all costs. I only have four state fairs down but lots of stomach space!

When I’m not stuffing my face, I’m thinking about it or talking about it. I started my career in digital media/advertising for a Fortune 500 beverage company. Now, I’m back in business school so I can manage my own food/beverage brand one day!

If I had to pick one thing to eat everyday for the rest of my life, it would be chocolate chip cookies. I’d love to hear yours – comment below!

NOW, ONWARD TO ALL THE SNACKING!