If you haven’t heard, Sam’s Club Springtime Fun was to  have a contest where you could submit the pictures and stories of your “Grim Grill.”  By getting creative and showing off your sad, sad grills, you could be entered to win a Member’s Mark Grill valued at $1299.00!  In addition to the state of the art grilling set up, the winner gets a $100 Sam’s Club gift card to purchase goodies to cook up on this grill.

The COOLEST part of this contests for me, what that I got to help judge for the winners.  It was awesome!  And now today, I have the winner and runner up information announcement for you!

You can check back here to see all 10 grim grill finalists.

Here is how they were judged:

  1. How well entry conveys the subject & why the entrant is deserving of a new grill.
  2. Quality of image and text description.
  3. Originality.


(you can click on image to enlarge & read her entry)

Shanell Hankins of Ohio

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Gerald Sista, Minnesota

Sam’s Club will be notifying the winners.

Congratulations to the winners!

I have to say how much I loved being part of this promotion.  It was truly cool to be one of the deciding votes in a large giveaway like this!  I hope I get to participate in more like this in the future.

FTC Disclosure:  I was provided a $200 Sam’s Club gift card for my participation in this campaign.  Opinions are always my own.