Cape Cod Potato Chips to stash cash in chip bags

Twelve people could win $5,000 just for eating chips
Open up a bag of Cape Cod Potato Chips, you could be a $5,000 winner. Photo courtesy of Cape Cod Potato Chips Facebook page.

Your cookout could make you $5,000 richer this summer. Cape Cod Potato Chips announced Tuesday that they will be giving away $5,000 to twelve lucky people during their Ridiculously Good Bags of Cash giveaway.

Now through September 30, anyone who purchases an 8.5 ounce bag of Cape Cod Original, Cape Cod Original 40% Reduced Fat or Cape Cod Sea Salt Waffle Cut Chips may be buying a winning bag. "Summers on the Cape are full of fun times, great memories and plenth of Cape Cod chips," said Rod Troni, Snyder's-Lance, Inc.'s Chief Marketing Officer. "Imagine what your summer would be like if you opened your favorite bag of Cape Cod chips and found a game card worth $5,000 inside?"

The winning game cards will be found in specially-marked bags, according to a release from Snyder's-Lance, Inc., owner of Cape Cod Potato Chips. The $5,000 winning game cards will be redeemable via mail.

The specially-marked bags will be available across the country, not only on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Potato Chips are made right here on Cape Cod at the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory in Hyannis. Open for tours, more than 250,000 people visit the Breed's Hill Road location each year, according to the company's website. In addition to Cape Cod Potato Chips, Snyder-Lance, Inc. owns Snyder's of Hanover, Pretzel Crisps, Tom's, Archway and Stella Doro.

Winners are encouraged to post their good news on Twitter @capecodchips or Facebook using #bagsofcash.

See the official contest rules here. The odds of winning a $5,000 prize are 1 in 280,000, according to the website. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on