[Giveaway] Win a $50 Original Joe’s Gift Card

With the winter chill in the air, Original Joe’s is bringing back indulgent, bold flavoured and comforting foods to the menu. In conjunction with the release of their 2014 Winter Warm-Up Menu, Original Joe’s is launching an exciting new partnership with charitable organization Mealshare. As part of OJ’s growing Community Care Fund, partial proceeds from a featured item off of the winter and summer seasonal menus will go towards Mealshare to purchase a meal for someone in need. All 62 Original Joe’s locations (across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) are involved in the partnership, which nearly double the number of restaurants currently involved with the Mealshare program.

Mealshare is a non-profit society that allows people to turn their “dining out” into “helping out”. For restaurant customers, the premise is simple: for every Mealshare item purchased, one meal is provided to someone in need. Half of the meals are provided locally through the Breakfast Club of Canada, Calgary Drop-in Centre, Food Bank, Hope Mission, Mission Possible, Our Place Society, and Warmland House. The other half are provided in developing countries through Save the Children.

Since Original Joe’s is launching the program in conjunction with the release of their 2014 Winter Warm-Up Menu, the featured Mealshare menu item will be the Miso Ramen Bowl – fresh ramen noodles in a white miso stock with thinly sliced BBQ pork and togarashi spice, with red chili hot sauce on the side. For each Miso Ramen Bowl sold, Mealshare and Original Joe’s will provide a meal to someone in need.

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Other hearty favourites I’m looking forward to try on Original Joe’s Winter Warm-Up Menu include the Bacon & Tomato Soup with garlic grilled cheese croutons and the French Onion Boar Burger with a house made wild boar patty seared in roast beef jus, caramelized onion jam, melted swiss cheese and mayo on a toasted brioche bun along with a choice of two sides.

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For those looking for some lighter fare, the new Winter Warm-Up menu offers a Kale & Quinoa Salad with tuscan kale and english cucumber tossed in a creamy mint yogurt dressing, topped with chopped kalamata olives, dried figs, candied almonds and panko crusted goat cheese.

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Thanks to Brookline Public Relations and Original Joe’s, I have one (1) $50 Gift Card from Original Joe’s to giveaway. The lucky winner will have an opportunity to go and check out these items on the Winter Warm-Up Menu.

To enter into this draw for the $50 Original Joe’s Gift Card, simply leave a comment in the section below telling me “Which Original Joe’s Winter Warm-Up menu item are you most interested in trying?”You will need to put a valid email address in the appropriate box when telling me about the menu item (not to worry, your email address will not be published), so that I can contact you if your name is drawn. This giveaway contest will close on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11:59PM MST. I will hold a random draw and one winner will be chosen. I will contact the winner via e-mail as well as post the name of the winner here.

Good Luck!

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20 Responses to [Giveaway] Win a $50 Original Joe’s Gift Card

  1. tmarques7 says:

    Currently being in Tokyo, I would definitely have to try their Ramen, to see how it holds up against the ones I’ve had here!

  2. Peaches says:

    I would love to try their ramen as well!

  3. Michele says:

    That French onion boar burger looks delicious!

  4. Jobeth says:

    Definitely the miso ramen. Love love love ramen.

  5. Garry says:

    The boar looks interesting

  6. Penny Young says:

    Bacon and tomato soup

  7. Yeng L says:

    Miso ramen bowl

  8. I would love to try the soup. Looks so good!!

  9. Oh man, that French Onion Boar Burger looks like the stuff that dreams are made of! I definitely need to go and try that one out! Thanks for the amazing giveaway, really hope I win so I can go stuff my face, haha! 🙂

  10. Michael P. says:

    The Miso Ramen Bowl looks awesome!! It looks delicious, AND it would help give a meal to someone in need… everyone wins! Thanks for the great opportunity to sample these tasty bites!

  11. Meghan S. says:

    Kale & Quinoa Salad! The mint dressing sounds intriguing

  12. Roy says:

    I did try the Burger and Soup already so next on my list is the Miso Ramen Bowl

  13. Hatem Elmourad says:

    I am excited to try the Miso Ramen Soup so I can #buy1give1 and also the French Onion Boar Burger. You really can’t go wrong!

  14. Megan Madden says:

    Definitely want to try that miso bowl! Not only because it lends itself to a good cause but because warm soup is a great way to be cozy on cold winter days.

  15. Shawna says:

    I would loooove to try that kale and quinoa salad! Looks healthy annnnd delicious, and hearty for the winter!

  16. Henry H. says:

    Kale & Quinoa Salad for sure!

  17. Linh Ho says:

    I would absolutely love to try the Bacon & Tomato Soup with garlic grilled cheese croutons! Literally all my favourite things in one meal.

  18. Jessica Lee says:

    Want the French Onion Boar Burger! (Drooling)

  19. Michelle says:

    I’m Most interested in trying the Kale Quinoa salad! 🙂

  20. miss.foodie says:

    Thanks to all who entered the contest. Congratulations Shawna! You are the winner of the $50 gift card

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