Ah, Thanksgiving. Time to gather with family and friends, feast on succulent turkey, and voice our appreciation. Also, time for brands to launch Thanksgiving-themed social media contests you can enter if you’ve had enough of your drunk uncle or your infuriatingly successful cousin.
The president already pardoned Popcorn the Turkey based on social media reactions, but that’s not the only contest this weekend. Here are some of the best social media contests to give you an excuse to avoid your family over the holiday:
Whitening Lightening is giving away fancy teeth whitening products.
— Whitening Lightning (@WhiteningLtning) November 27, 2013
Just tweet what you’re thankful for to qualify for a chance to win. Not very creative – but it requires minimal effort to brighten your smile. Not surprisingly, most of the entries so far are fairly run-of-the-mill (lots of people thankful for their families) so perhaps you can gain their attention by tweeting something phrased more originally.
For athletic types, CoachUp wants photos of an active Thanksgiving.
— CoachUp (@CoachUp) November 26, 2013
People who share how they stayed active on our day of annual gluttony can win a $250 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Might as well show off your turkey on Instagram.
… if the judges think your Thanksgiving spread is the best, you win access to a professional chef on the night of your choosing. Click the Instagram above to read the details.
Win an awesome camera by liking a low-calorie wine company’s Facebook page. Why not?
OK, so you have to post a picture of your dinner after you go to the Skinny Vine’s page. But you could win a Canon PowerShot A2500, which usually retails for around $100. Not bad … plus, beats weathering the crowds at Black Friday to score a better deal.