July 4th Giveaway: 14-Quart Soft-Sided Electric Travel Cooler



It’s hard to believe July 4th is next week!

I always felt the July 4th holiday was also the unofficial kick off to summer–schools are closed nationwide, BBQs are fired up, people are ready to celebrate. Many people will participate in fun excursions to celebrate family and embrace the warmer days of summer.  We’ll be headed to the beach.

Whether you’re hiking, going on  a road trip, hanging out by a pool, or simply enjoying some peace and quiet in your backyard, who wouldn’t want to have a nice, well-insulated cooler to stock with food and drink? I’ll admit, I’ve never owned one.

We usually pack for the beach in a big tote bag, throwing in everything from towels to sunscreen to bottles of water and snacks.  We might pack an “insulated bag” that can hold, at most, 2 bottles but generally we’ve only packed non-perishable dry food items that can survive hours in the heat on their own.

So, let’s celebrate Independence Day in a kool way!  You can enter to win a Koolatron 14-Quart Soft-Sided Electric Travel Cooler!  Friends, this isn’t your average clunky old school Igloo cooler.  Your Koolatron cooler has:

  • Soft-sided electric travel cooler with cigarette-lighter car plug-in
  • Adjustable shoulder strap; external zippered pocket for storage
  • Cools to 16.5°C (30°F) below ambient temperature;
  • Holds 14 quarts or up to twenty 12-ounce cans; holds 2-liter bottles upright

That’s right, you can plug your cooler in to your car cigarette lighter to keep your food and beverages extra cool before you expose them to the elements of the great outdoors.

Ever wanted to bring some hummus and guacamole to the beach but, afraid it would spoil?  Not any more.

Going hiking for the afternoon and want to pack a nice picnic lunch with cheeses and chocolate? Now you can, without fear of melting.

Simply traveling to farmer’s markets collecting your favorite raw cheeses, milks and meats?  Store them in your cooler!

So, wherever your holidays, weekends, or summer travels may take you, the Koolatron 14-Quart Soft-Sided Electric Travel bag makes your experiences that much COOLER!

Enter to win!


Koolatron 14-Quart Soft-Sided Electric Travel Cooler

One (1) winner will receive a Koolatron 14-Quart Soft-Sided Electric Travel Cooler!

How to Enter

To enter to win, simply leave a comment in the post letting telling me what foods you’d pack in your new cooler.  That’s it, you’re entered to win.

Additional (Optional) Entries

To up your chances of winning, you can receive up to FOUR additional entries to win by doing the following (these are optional, not required):

1. Subscribe to My Judy the Foodie by RSS. Come back and let me know you’ve subscribed in an additional comment.

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The Fine Print

Deadline: Monday July 2, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Winner: A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and announced at the top of this post. The winner will also be notified via email and the My Judy the Foodie fan page on Facebook; if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

My giveaways are listed on Contestgirl


And, don’t think we’re going to leave you hanging without a recipe.  Whether you’re hiking in the woods, basking on the beach, or headed out on a road trip, this is my all time favorite snack to take for the family.  It’s easy to make and super tasty and doesn’t require refrigeration. Enjoy and happy trails.


  1. Well that *is* cool! I would use this on those days when we drive around Vermont buying cheeses / raw milk / meats from local farms.

  2. …and I’m a Twitter follower!

  3. we would use it to keep the Rose cold on our way to the Shore House. Nothing is worse than not having chilled wine while we are unpacking …

  4. I would totally pack wine and sandwiches! What can I say I am pretty simple in my picnic needs LOL

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  8. Melissa Witte says:

    Drinks for me and drinks and snacks for little one during all the summer fun things we do in this hot hot weather.

  9. Ellen W. says:

    I would store drinks in it at outdoor parties.

  10. I would pack all the picnic necessities! Drinks! (With or without alcohol 😉 ), potato salad, fruit and sandwiches!

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  13. I would pack cheese sandwiches and veggies with dip.

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  18. Leah Ulmer says:

    I would pack my my famous potato salad for all the family picnics we have going on this summer

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  20. Lisa Evanoff says:

    Okay, that cooler needs some awesome chicken salad inside of it!

  21. Lisa Evanoff says:

    I already subscribe thru RSS and along with that chicken salad, I am tossing in some frosted grapes

  22. Lisa Evanoff says:

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  25. mom2dagny says:

    I’d pack lots of super healthy snacks, fruits and drinks for all the swim meets we go to…it’s hot in AZ this is a must have!

  26. mom2dagny says:

    I’m a FB follower…

  27. mom2dagny says:

    and a Pinterest follower….

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    and you’re always in my INBOX too! Thank you!

  29. I will pack ice tea, beer, and marinated meat for the grill.

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  31. amy marantino says:

    i would pack fried chicken and a mustard based (no mayo) cole slaw

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  35. i would pack a picnic-wine and cheese

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  38. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I would pack cold cuts for sandwiches, mayonaise, potato salad, chicken salad, and cold ice tea.

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  41. Judy Plier says:

    I would pack Quinoa salad with mango, avocado and tomato.

  42. Mel Meister says:

    Well, I’m sure there would be a lot of BEER and BBQ in it! My husband is an avid brisket smoker!

  43. Mel Meister says:

    I have “liked” you on Facebook.

  44. With 2 small kids, milk will be going in that cooler…and of course lots of snacks for the boys!

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  47. Pam Kyler says:

    I would use the cooler for packing healthy snacks and drinks while traveling and going to the pool and beach. I’m on a weight loss journey having lost 93 pounds since October and taking healthy snacks in a regular cooler is a pain.

  48. Pam Kyler says:

    I also follow you on Twitter.

  49. Pam Kyler says:

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  50. Pam Kyler says:

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  51. Pam Kyler says:

    I also follow you by email subscription. Can ya tell I wanna win?

  52. Shelly J says:

    Kid friendly food and milk for family outings. Wine, cheese and fruit for adult outings!

  53. Martin C. says:

    Lamb Shanks and Tzatziki.

  54. Cynthia Smith says:

    I’d fill the cooler with cold drinks, cheese, bread and juicy slices of watermelon! 🙂

  55. I would pack some fried chicken and potatoe salad. I would also put some cold drinks in!

  56. I am now following you on pinterest!!

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  58. I would pack everything from pimento cheese and tuna salad, macaroni and potato salad, and even beverages for the family.

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  63. Sodas and sandwiches for beach trips!

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  66. I would pack all the essentials like burgers, ‘tater salad, juice and various burger toppings for going to the lake and having a family BBQ.

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  71. Hi Judi!
    I just found you today and am so happy I did! I just signed up to follow everywhere! LOL!! I am a cookbook junkie; but now I have to collect them! Love that! What would I use that cooler for? Let me count the ways… We have a huge garden and are always making things with our bountiful produce from grilled vegetables, salsas, spaghetti squash casserole, I turn eggplant into lots of things…. to a simple Caprese Salad. Grilled ribs, salmon…we are always on the go so; really don’t get me started!! Another great use though- would be my trips to Costco and Sams for those freezer items! It would be GREAT for that! Nice to meet you!

  72. I would pack fruits, drinks, and sandwiches.

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  74. I would pack it full of Watermelon Gazpacho and Avocado Coconut Popsicles to bring to the Denver Handmade Homemade Fair in July!

  75. Mary Novack says:

    I’d pack loads of ice and bottles of beer! It’s over 100 degrees here right now and that sounds pretty darn fantastic!

  76. I can’t believe I missed this one! This travel cooler would be perfect for wine and cheese during a daytime getaway. I would toss a couple of sandwiches in there, too.


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