WANTED: America's Greatest Grilling Gurus: $10,000 Reward Plus a Trip to NYC for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks!

  WANTED: America's Greatest Grilling Gurus: $10,000 Reward Plus a Trip to NYC
  for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks!

   Macy’s celebrates America’s love of grilling as part of “American Icons”

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 10, 2013

Today, Macy’s (NYSE:M) will kickoff “Macy's Great American Grilling Guru,” a
national search for the country’s ultimate master of the grill, in celebration
of our country's passion for backyard grilling and part of Macy’s American
Icons campaign. Those who think they have the recipe that can beat the heat
can enter to win via facebook.com/macys from April 9 through April 27. Six
finalists will be pitted against each other in a “Sizzle Showdown” on June 8
in Atlanta, GA. One winner will earn the coveted title of America's Greatest
Grilling Guru and receive the grand prize: $10,000 and a trip to Macy's 4th of
July Fireworks in New York City.

Macy's Culinary Council Chefs Cat Cora, Marc Forgione and Stephanie Izard to
Judge Sizzle Showdown a ...

Macy's Culinary Council Chefs Cat Cora, Marc Forgione and Stephanie Izard to
Judge Sizzle Showdown as part of Macy's Great American Grilling Guru Contest
(Photo: Business Wire)

“Firing up the grill and sharing a meal with family has long been a favorite
American pastime, and Macy's Great American Grilling Guru provides us a
platform to celebrate this time-honored tradition,” said Amy Kule, group vice
president for Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group. “This promotion will help
kickoff Macy’s American Icons campaign by giving customers coast-to-coast an
opportunity to show off their best grilling recipes, with the winner to
receive a trip to Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, one of the most all-American
events that we enjoy as a nation.”

Macy's Great American Grilling Guru will launch with a national search on
Macy’s Facebook page (facebook.com/macys) to find the country's greatest grill
chef. From April 9 through April 27, those who think they have the best to
offer on the grill can submit a prized recipe along with an image of the
finished dish for an opportunity to earn a spot in the Sizzle Showdown*. Six
finalists will win a trip to Macy’s Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA, where they
will compete in the Sizzle Showdown hosted by Tracye Hutchins, co-anchor of
CBS’s “Better Mornings Atlanta,”  and  judged by Macy’s Culinary Council chefs
Cat Cora, Marc Forgione and Stephanie Izard, three of our country’s top
culinary talents. After two rounds of competition, the Macy’s Culinary Council
chefs will select the winner, who will receive the grand prize of $10,000 and
a trip to the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in New York City where he or she
will be revealed as America's Greatest Grilling Guru. Those who cannot attend
the Sizzle Showdown can still share in the fun through video and images of the
competition that will be captured and available on macys.com/culinarycouncil
after the event.

Macy’s American Icons campaign officially launches in mid-May and will extend
through July. The program is a tribute to the popular brands, all-star events,
cherished pastimes and meaningful causes that create the fabric of our
culture. For more information about Macy’s “American Icons” campaign, please
visit macys.com/pressroom.

*No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and
Washington, D.C., 18 years or older, except employees of Macy’s and their
immediate families. Void where prohibited. Contest ends April 27, 2013.
Details subject to cancellation or change. For official rules, visit

About Macy’s

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and
affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer
distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and
fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks^® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade^®, as
well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity
appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen
communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference
in the lives of our customers.

About Macy’s Culinary Council

Macy’s Culinary Council is a national culinary authority comprising some of
the nation’s leading culinary masters. Launched in 2003, MCC’s team of
distinguished chefs serves to inspire the way Macy's customers shop, cook and
eat at home. The chefs are both ambassadors and instructors, providing expert
culinary advice and leading cooking demonstrations at Macy’s stores, with the
aim of teaching customers how to cook and shop like a master chef.

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