Monday, January 10, 2011

Zaycon Foods Chicken Review and Giveaway


Most of us are looking for a way to save some money. You have probably done couponing and bulk stores like Costco or Sams, but meat is still expensive! Especially, natural and organic meats. At Costco, I would pay $2.99 per pound for natural hormone free chicken!

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try a company new to the Dallas area, Zaycon Foods. Zaycon foods works directly with farmers to bring you fresh from the farm (the chicken I tried was only 24 hours old!)never been frozen, hormone free, all natural chicken at a discounted price. How do they do this? Well, they buy and sell in bulk. 40lbs per case to be specific. How discounted is the meat? This really depends on a myriad of circumstances from how many participate in the events to the price of grain and so on but during the run that I participated in meat was $1.65/lb and this time it will be $1.49 per pound! What about quality? My experience was incredible. The meat was delicious and no matter if it was eaten fresh or if I had frozen it, it was great. The hardest part has been deciding how to use it all! Zaycon has also started offering ground beef to certain areas and is working on getting a beef event set up near Dallas!

The next question is how to participate. Zaycon Foods does events in 6 different states right now. To find out if they do one near you, visit the locations tab, but even if you do not see an event near you, you can register and Zaycon Foods may schedule one near you if there is enough interest, so be sure to pass the site along! Once you sign up, you will receive an email any time there is an event in your area. Don't worry, Zaycon doesn't send spam. The only emails I have received were directly related to upcoming events and locations. You will then get an email letting you know when you are able to order. Ordering is done online and you can even make small payments into your account so that you can spread out the cost!

The N. Texas chicken event will be held on Jan 29th, 2011. I have a little "inside" information and can tell you that the pick up locations for the Jan 29th event will be: Prosper, Plano, Mesquite. You will be able to reserve and pay for your order within the next two days. Price per pound is $1.49 and quantities are sold in 40lb cases.

Now here is the fun part! I have 2 40lb cases of chicken to give away! I know sounds a bit strange, but let me tell you how it works. If you visit the Zaycon Foods website and register you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. If you LIKE Zaycon Foods on Facebook you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. If you Like Molding Minds Homeschool on Facebook you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. If you Follow My Blog you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. And last but not least if you Follow Me on Twitter you will receive 1(ONE) entry. That is a total of 5 possible entries! Please post a separate comment for each entry. Remember I have 2 cases to give away so I will be drawing twice so that is actually 10 chances to win! I will draw the 2 winners on January 21st at 3pm. Winners will be contacted by email and will need to respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

If you win and are near a pick up location you must be willing to drive to one of those pickup locations on the day of the event to collect your prize. I can not store the chicken at my house (4olbs of chicken takes up alot of space!) so you will have to pick it up. Please do not enter unless you can agree to these rules. Chicken is not something I can hold on to until the next person is picked and I would hate for anyone to miss out on something like this!

I was paid in the form of one 40lb case of chicken for this review and giveaway. The review is my honest assement and oppinion of the chicken.

UPDATE: Zaycon has generously offered $35 gift card to your favorite grocery store for anyone who registers and wins but isnt within range of the pick up locations! Entry is the same as above!!!


111 comments:

Birbitt said...

I registered at Zaycon foods! I just hope that if I win they'll hold my prize until the next event because the cutoff for the current event in my area is January 15th.

Birbitt said...

Liked Zaycon on FB

Birbitt said...

Like Molding Minds on FB

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Birbitt said...

I follow your blog

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Birbitt said...

follow you on twitter

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Keri Adams said...

I follow you on facebook

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Keri Adams said...

I follow your blog!

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Keri Adams said...

I liked Zaycon on Facebook.

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Keri Adams said...

I registered at Zaycon.

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Regina said...

Like MMHS on FB

Regina said...

I follow your blog

Regina said...

Registered!

Regina said...

Like Zaycon on FB

del4jc said...

I registered with Zaycon Foods!

del4jc said...

I "like" Zaycon Foods on fb

del4jc said...

I like "MMHS" on fb

del4jc said...

I am a follower of MMHS

del4jc said...

I am a follower of MMHS on Twitter! Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope to win some chicken!!!

Clesi said...

I registered with Zaycon!

Clesi said...

I liked Zaycon on FB!

Clesi said...

I follow MMHS on FB!

Clesi said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Clesi said...

I stinkin created a twitter just to follow you!

casseynieto said...

I registered with Zaycon

casseynieto said...

I am a fan of Zaycon on FB

casseynieto said...

I follow your blog

casseynieto said...

I am a fan of Molding Minds on FB

Holly said...

I registered with Zaycon.

Holly said...

I'm a fan of Zaycon on Facebook.

Holly said...

I follow your blog.

Holly said...

I'm a fan of Molding Minds on FB!

Brandie said...

I've registered with Zaycon Foods.

Brandie said...

I like Zaycon Foods on Facebook!

Brandie said...

I like Molding Minds on Facebook!

Brandie said...

I follow your blog :)

Brandie said...

And I follow you on Twitter!

Holly said...

I follow you on Twitter!!

Jeff Weltman said...

I like Zaycon Chicken on Facebook! Bkaw!

Jeff Weltman said...

I like Molding Minds on Facebook! Bkaw?

Jeff Weltman said...

I follow you on twitter! Yup.

Jeff Weltman said...

I registered for Zaycon Chicken. BKAW!

Jeff Weltman said...

I subscribed to Molding Minds Homeschool via e-mail.

Nancy Jane said...

Registered wit Zaycon

Nancy Jane said...

i liked zaycon on fb

Nancy Jane said...

joined Molding Minds hs on FB

Nancy Jane said...

don't have twitter and don't know how to follow a blog, so I guess that is all I can do. Sure hope I win. :)

amberlindemann said...

I follow your blog through google reader!

:)

amber
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amberlindemann said...

I follow your blog on twitter

-amber

amberlindemann@gmail.com

:)

From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

I follow your blog. :) Boy, this would sure be a blessing. I don't live near one of their distribution points, but I could use the grocery gift card.

snowflakes2hotcakes {at} gmail {dot} com

allthingsnew said...

Registered on the Zaycon foods website!

stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

allthingsnew said...

Like Zaycon on Fb
username: Stephanie R

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allthingsnew said...

Joined Molding Minds on FB
username: Stephanie R

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allthingsnew said...

Subscribe to your blog via Google Reader!

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allthingsnew said...

Following you on Twitter
@asthepotter

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Miss Monica said...

I registered with Zaycon!

Miss Monica said...

I LIKE Zaycon Foods on FaceBook!

Miss Monica said...

I LIKE Molding Minds Homeschool on FaceBook!

Miss Monica said...

I follow your blog on Google Reader!

Angie said...

Registered on Zaycon food website
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Angie said...

Like molding minds homeschool on FB
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Angie said...

Follow with GFC
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Angie said...

Follow on twitter as @angiewith3
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Breanne said...

I like Zaycon Foods on Facebook!

Breanne said...

I like Molding minds on FB!

Breanne said...

I follow on Twitter! :)

Breanne said...

I follow MM Blog! :)

Breanne said...

Registered on Zaycon food!! :)

Jen5253 said...

I registered at Zaycon food!

Jen5253 said...

I became a fan of Zaycon on Facebook!

Jen5253 said...

I'm already a fan of Molding Minds Homeschool on Facebook!

Jen5253 said...

I am now following your blog!

Jen5253 said...

I am following your blog!

Frugal Female said...
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Frugal Female said...

I registered at Zaycon.

Frugal Female said...

I am now a follower of Zaycon on facebook!

Frugal Female said...

I follow Zaycon on twitter!!

Frugal Female said...

I am a blog follower!

Frugal Female said...

I NEED to win this chicken! :) I want to try making my own chicken nuggets. I follow you on facebook, twitter, etc., etc., etc....

Jason Gautreaux said...

I registerted with zaycon

Jason Gautreaux said...

i like zaycon on facebook

Jason Gautreaux said...

like molding minds blog

Krystal Rose said...

ok Anna! I did all the required entry stuff for you contest! Thnx again for doing this!

tamara siegmund said...

I liked zaycon foods on FB

Tamara siegmund said...

i follow you blog

tamara siegmund said...

i follow you on twitter

tamara siegmund said...

I'm a fan of molding minds on facebook

Genenemccord said...

I registered

Genenemccord said...

I am following you blog

Genenemccord said...

I liked Zaycon foods on FB

Genenemccord said...

Liked Molding Minds on FB

Anonymous said...

I registered

Laurie Peterson

Anonymous said...

follow on fb

Laurie Peterson

Anonymous said...

I liked Zaycon foods on FB

Laurie Peterson

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog

Laurie Peterson

TNMama said...

Registered on Zaycon.
Liked Zaycon on FB.
Joined Molding Minds HS on FB.
Signed up to follow your blog.

Thank you :)
Laura

Leann said...

I registered with Zaycon foods!

Leann said...

I like Molding Minds Homeschool on FB.

Jenn Garcia said...

I've registered with Zaycon!

Jenn Garcia said...

I follow your blog too!

Jenn Garcia said...

I'm a fan of Molding Minds on FB too!

Jody said...

I follow your blog.

Jody said...

I am a fan of MM on facebook.

Jody said...

I am a fan of Zaycon Foods on facebook, too.

Jody said...

I follow you on twitter, too.

MOM #1 said...

I registered at Zaycon Foods Website.

MOM #1 said...

I LIKED Zaycon Foods on Facebook.

MOM #1 said...

I joined Molding Minds on Facebook.

MOM #1 said...

I'm following your blog, too! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I registered at Zaycon.

Valerie R in NTx

Anonymous said...

Also liked MM on FB.

Valerie in NTx

Margarete said...

Following your Blog. :) I'm not local but could use that chicken. :)