FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
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  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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The Kingsford® $40K Challenge

The Kingsford $40K Challenge Is Here!

Kingsford charcoal and competition barbeque are the ultimate championship team! During the last two years, KCBS teams have battled in a season-long competition for prize money and prestige in the Kingsford Points Chase. In 2012, Kingsford is back to fire things up on the barbeque circuit. For the third straight year, Kingsford is raising the stakes and offering more prize money. The Kingsford $40K Challenge will give out prize money to the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and the four Category winners at 15 KCBS sanctioned events.

The Kingsford $40K Challenge will kick off its 2012 season at the USA BBQ Championship in Las Vegas on March 30, 2012. The Challenge will be featured at some of the biggest and best BBQ competitions in the world, including: the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, the American Royal, the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Championships and the Jack Daniels' World Championship Invitational.

Winners win big with Kingsford charcoal in 2012!

Regional Event Schedule

Date Event Name City State
3/30/2012 - 3/31/2012 USA BBQ Championship Las Vegas NV
4/20/2012 - 4/21/2012 Rock n Ribs BBQ Festival Springfield MO
4/27/2012 - 4/29/2012 Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championship Indio CA
5/4/2012 - 5/5/2012 Bixby BBQ'n Blues Festival Bixby OK
5/17/2012 - 5/19/2012 Memphis in May Memphis TN
5/25/2012 - 5/26/2012 Papa Joe's Banjo B Que Evans GA
6/1/2012 - 6/2/2012 Lincolnton Hog Happenin Lincolnton NC
6/15/2012 - 6/16/2012 Central MD Swinetastic BBQ Festival Frederick MD
6/23/2012 - 6/24/2012 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle Washington DC
7/27/2012 - 7/28/2012 Up In Smoke BBQ Bash Mason City IA
9/7/2012 - 9/8/2012 Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge Grand Junction CO
9/14/2012 - 9/15/2012 18th Annual Decatur Jaycees Riverfest Decatur AL
9/20/2012 - 9/22/2012 Praise the Lard Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off Murphysboro IL
10/5/2012 - 10/7/2012 The 33rd Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Kansas City MO
10/13/2012 - 10/14/2012 Sam's Club National BBQ Championship Bentonville AR
10/27/2012 - 10/28/2012 Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue Lynchburg TN

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