Saveur's annual Foodie Giveaway is on. As usual, the month-long contest is a mishmash of nifty gifts (a set of Shun Reserve knives, a cookie sampler from Elsylee) and second-rate schwag (an ugly belt, a leather recipe organizer). The vacation prize packages, however, look good.

The grand prize is a culinary getaway for two to New Orleans. (Each time you enter to win one of the smaller prizes, you're automatically entered to win this trip.) But there's an even better bonus prize: a vacation package to the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, March 15-18. Enter every day through January 7th for a chance to win.

Be forewarned, if you're not careful about un-checking boxes when you enter, you'll be signed up for loads of promotional emails.

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