The Windy City Smokeout returns to Chicago this month, and we’re going to send a pair of fans to the festival.
A three-day celebration of country music and barbecue cooking, the Windy City Smokeout gathers more than a dozen of the country’s best BBQ joints and over twenty hot country music acts and plops them down just outside of downtown Chicago, right along the Chicago River. Add in fresh beers poured by craft breweries from around the USA and you’ve got all the makings of the perfect summer festival.
Enjoying some BBQ Ribs at the 2015 Windy City Smokeout
Abt and Sony are partnering up again this year as sponsors of the Smokeout, and we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to the party. If you’re a fan of country music, grilled meats or just generally havin’ a good time, we want to give you a chance to attend! Entering is easy: follow us @abtelectronics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; post a pic with your favorite country music song or BBQ food, along with the tag #AbtSmokeout. We’ll pick one person at random, and they’ll win a pair of 3-Day General Admission passes (a $220 value) to the Windy City Smokeout! All participants who enter in the contest will qualify for an exclusive discount on a purchase of a Sony 4K TV plus a chance to win a pair of Sony Over-Ear Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones!
Winners will be selected on Wednesday, July 13th at 3 PM CST.
Check out this video recap of the 2015 Windy City Smokeout to see what awaits you if you win:
It’s pretty much a universal truth that summer nights (and afternoons, and maybe evening mornings) spent cooking barbecued meats on a hot grill are at least 100% better than those spent cooking inside. Whether it’s a regular dinner or your Fourth of July party, a good grill session results in food that is usually much tastier than alternative cooking methods, and it’s often the healthiest method of cooking meat, since excess fat all drips away from the food. If recent holiday cooking has revealed some problems with your old backyard grill, it might be time to consider a replacement. We spoke with the Chicago Tribune Life & Style section recently to share some tips on how to choose the best grill for your needs.
They’re going to the chapel, and they’re going to get married!
That’s right, wedding season is officially here! But before you can break out the cha-cha slide, you must ask yourself the question: what kind of wedding guest will you be?
At Abt, we like to think that the bride and groom’s rankings are not be based off of how well you can sliiiiide to the left, or sliiiiide to the right, but rather on the thoughtfulness of your wedding gift.
So if you’re looking for a present that’s a little more memorable than a toaster or some towels, we encourage you to browse our selection below. Here are 5 gifts that will help you to be the perfect attendee.
1. Moscow Mules are having a moment.
Created in 1941, this cocktail has officially made a comeback and is “hitting the market again”. Holding the title as one of the bar’s most requested drinks, Moscow Mules are most definitely the thing of the summer. Although they are nothing short of tasty, it isn’t so much the ingredients that are making these drinks so popular: it’s the classic look of the copper mug. Oggi’s Moscow Mule Copper Mugs are known for their distinguished color and stainless steel lining, which allows your drink-of-choice to stay pleasantly chilled for hours. With Abt’s low price guarantee, a full set of mugs is an affordable gift that’s sure to be a hit.
From all of us here at Abt Electronics, we want to wish you a happy and safe 4th of July! Enjoy the awesome fireworks and of course your time with friends and family. Our store will be open from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. But don’t let that stop you from shopping online, the 4th of July sale will be on Abt.com until 11 PM CST. Find great deals on hot summer items and save throughout the site!
We love everything about the cooking process, starting with picking the perfect pots and pans, then finding a great recipe, skillfully whipping it up and, of course, eating and sharing the final product. And we’re especially fond of seeing what our customers come up with in the kitchen. So we teamed up with KitchenAid on a fun promotion to encourage you to share your favorite recipes and give you a chance to add some more to your collection. Read the rest of this entry »
As the month of June is coming to an end, it’s hard to believe that July is almost here! That means America’s most celebrated holiday is just around the corner, the 4th of July. A weekend dedicated to celebrating the birth of our great country, enjoying awesome firework shows and barbecue, and of course spending time with friends and family. Starting today, celebrate America during our 4th of July Sale! Find great deals on tons of products like appliances, TVs, speakers and more. Stay cool with a new LG 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner or enjoy your music outside with Klipsch 5.25″ Two Way All Weather Loudspeakers. Whatever products you may need for the summer, enjoy incredible savings throughout the site on our already low prices. Hurry while the sale ends Monday, July 4th at 11 pm CST.
With the outside temperature gradually rising, more and more people are starting to turn their air conditioning on. It’s important to keep your house cool but sometimes it can be pricey; thanks to smart thermostats like Nest, you can reduce energy usage and lower costs by adapting your home environment and desired temperatures to your family’s schedule. The Nest Learning thermostat makes temperature adjustments easy when you’re at home or away by using the app on your smart phone. From any room in the house or on vacation in the tropics, you can adjust the temperature, turn the heating or cooling off, or even create an automatic schedule.
Starting today, you can put the Nest Learning Thermostat to the test along with instant savings. When you purchase a 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, you can save up to $150 off of your thermostat by filling out the energy efficiency utility rebates below. What’s more, Nest is offering a limited $50 instant rebate on your purchase of the Nest Learning Thermostat, bringing your total cost down to just $50 when all rebates are applied! At a price like that, upgrading to a Nest thermostat is a no-brainer for any homeowner. But act soon, because although the utility rebates last till next year, the Nest instant rebate expires 7/04.
Feeling lucky lately? Enter this raffle put on by Brotherhood for the Fallen, and you could walk (or drive) away with a brand-new, customized Jeep Wrangler or $30,000 in cash. Brotherhood for the Fallen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering support to families of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. They also offer support to First Responders dealing with natural disasters, as well as the community affected by those disasters. You can read more about what they do here.
This summer, they’ve teamed up with our friends at the Fields Auto Group, who provided this customized 2016 Jeep Wrangler as a raffle prize. Tickets are $100 each, and only 1000 will be sold, giving you some pretty decent odds. The Jeep has been upgraded with all sorts of performance goodies, like beadlock wheels, a 4″ lift kit, performance exhaust, LED lighting all around, and much more. You can see it in person in the Mobile Audio sales department, or check out the pics below. Click here for info on how to purchase a raffle ticket.
From in-home catering to appearances on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen and CBS’s Big Brother, Celebrity chef, Joe Arvin is teaming up with Viking to fire up delicious meals using the new and innovative Viking Professional TurboChef Double Oven. As Viking’s new Executive Chef, Arvin will be traveling around the country demonstrating the incredibly fast wall oven, and we’re excited to announce that Chef Arvin will be demonstrating the TurboChef Oven at Abt!