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You Can Win A Lifetime Of Starbucks, Here’s How

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Who: Starbucks Coffee

What: Starbucks is bringing back their Starbucks For Life contest, where customers can collect game pieces to win prizes. Game pieces are awarded over time a purchase is made. These prizes include: Starbucks for a week, month, a year and for life.

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Where: Through the rewards program, you can win prizes that apply to any participating Starbucks location.

When: The promotion will last through September 12, 2016.

Photo: Starbucks

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Restaurants

Guess What Your Name Has To Be To Get Free Burgers For Life

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Every time I pick up an Archie comic, I always see that Jughead Jones winning himself a lifetime supply of hamburgers. Though I’ve yet to see an actual person get themselves that deal in real life. Turns out there’s a Burger chain in Melbourne that will do exactly that.

Though there’s a cost.

For a lifetime supply of burgers from Mr. Burger, located in Australia, you’d have to legally change your last name to burger. According to Broadsheet, the burger parlor wanted to brighten people’s day after the recent news of the Brexit.

Nothing cheers us up more than the promise of a lifetime filled with burgers.

You just have to use this application form to change your last name to Burger. Then, email the Mr. Burger crew with a copy of the confirmation from the Australian Government that you changed your name. You only have until 11:59pm on July 31 to commit to this.

As an incentive, the Burger restaurant will cover the fee of $101.40 to change your name if anyone can pull it off. There isn’t a limit on how many people can participate either.

People with the last name Burger will get seven free burgers a week for the rest of their lives. Don’t think you can quickly change your name back once you get that lifetime reward, however. Patrons will need to present an ID to claim their burger.

Gotta say, we’re pretty tempted to go for it.

Photo: Mr. Burger Facebook

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Hit-Or-Miss

Fried Chicken Dumplings & the 5 Coolest Dishes We Can Expect From Lifetime’s ‘Supermarket Superstar’

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Unless you’re one of those Trader Joe’s/Wholesome Choice/farmer’s market people, chances are when you go to the grocery store, you stick to the tried-and-trues. You know, Chef Boyardee, Yoplait, Nestle. Every once in a while, the marketing geniuses in the food industry manage to introduce a totally new product into the mainstream (Greek yogurt and kale anyone?), but for the most part, we consumers are stubborn little assholes who need to be told ad nauseam that something is worth our time before we even consider testing it out ourselves.

So what happens when someone — anyone, be it your mom or your sister or your neighbor — has a brilliant food product idea that most people would probably love if they’d only give it a shot? Why, put it on TV of course.

That’s the basic gist behind a new show from Lifetime airing this Monday called “Supermarket Superstar.” Each hour long episode will follow three home chefs as they pitch their unique and specialized product ideas to several food world celebrities for the chance to have their creations launched nationally through The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company grocery chain.

“Almost anyone can cook a great meal,” reads the press release (take that, Masterchef!), “but this is the first food comeptition show that provides a platform for individuals that can change the way millions of Americans shop and eat.”

Last week, we headed out to the preview event at the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles, Calif. to see what all the fuss was about. Some of the chefs’ products, admittedly, were bland. Others we wished were taken over by the “grown-ups” and made better. A select few, however, we wanted to buy right then and there. Here’s a round-up of the five dishes that impressed us most:

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Fried Chicken Dumplings AKA “Pao! Bao Fried Chicken & Gravy Bao” — Ben VanCleave, Los Angeles, Calif.

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East meets South with these fusion dumplings stuffed with a variety of fillings, including the featured Fried Chicken & Gravy; definitely the most innovative and eye-catching product we saw all day — Appears Episode 101: “Snacks,” September 2

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Frozen Cheesecake Cookie Sandwich AKA the “Smoogy” — Tekisha Collins, Indianapolis, Ind.

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Named by Collins’s son, the “Smoogy” features frozen cheesecake filling sandwiched between a sugar cookie and graham cracker blend — Appears Episode 107: “Baked Goods,” August 12

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Barbecue Shrimp Cocktail Sauce AKA “Famous Flaming Ember BBQ Sauce” — Leon “Torchy Burns” Williams, Valley Village, Calif.

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For anyone who’s tired of boring bottled shrimp cocktails, Williams’ unique twist on barbecue sauce can be served either hot or cold, splattered on ribs or dripping of plump, dangling shrimp — Appears Episode 106: “Barbecue,” September 9

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Crab Pie — Monica VanCleve, Austin, Texas

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Exactly what it sounds like, savory crab baked into a crispy crust like a “crab quiche” — Appears Episode 108, “Dinner Entrees,” September 16

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Chinese Tamales AKA “Chimales” — Dominic Lau, San Gabriel, Calif.

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As owner of LA’s own “Don Chow Taco Truck,” Dominic Lau combines fresh masa stuffed with either Kung Pao Chicken or Chinese BBQ Pork to create his signature fusion dish — Appears Episode 105: “Global Cuisine,” July 29

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Supermarket Superstar premieres Monday July 22 at 10 ET/PT on Lifetime