You Could Win Free Red Lobster For A Year—Here’s How

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If the words “free Red Lobster” got your attention, listen up! Thanks to the restaurant chain’s 50th anniversary, 50 fans will have a chance to win free food for an ENTIRE YEAR!

Now through Feb. 8, if you’re a fan of all things seafood (and cheddar biscuits, am I right?), you can enter the “Golden Card Sweepstakes” by submitting a photo of your favorite Red Lobster memory via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and using the hashtag #RLGoldenSweepstakes.

Fifty people will then be awarded a “gold” card (which is actually a $2,000 gift card) to enjoy meals throughout the year.

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To enter on Twitter or Instagram, you will first need to be a follower of Red Lobster, then compose a Tweet or post with the photo and hashtag. For winner notification purposes, you must remain a follower of Red Lobster on Twitter or Instagram for at least 60 days after the end of the promotional period (Feb. 8) in order to be eligible and claim a prize.

Also, be sure your Instagram isn’t set to private or your entry might not be received.

On Facebook, you will need to comment on this post with your photograph and the hashtag.

You can submit the same entry one time per platform, per day, but entries must be unique each day. So, feel free to submit the same photo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, but if you want to do it again the next day, it will need to be different.

There are quite a few other entry requirements as well—like making sure anyone else in the photo has given permission for it to be used—so be sure to read the requirements before entering.

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Don’t have any photos from a fun Red Lobster outing or just not wanting to share them on social media? No worries—there’s still some great deals out there for your next trip to the restaurant!

Sign up for My Red Lobster Rewards and you’ll earn one point for every $1 spent on meals at the restaurant. When you reach 125 points, you’ll have a choice between three different rewards. You can also sign up for Fresh Catch News and get special savings and a free birthday offer.

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