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Reuse, Recycle, Repeat Contest Encourages you to Go Green!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Earth Day is just around the corner, so we thought we’d celebrate with a new contest that rewards our fans for being environmentally friendly. The Reuse, Recycle, Repeat contest invites you to share creative, yet practical ways to reuse empty 5-hour ENERGY® bottles. The contest launches today and ends on April 22, when three  lucky winners will be selected to receive a supply of 5-hour ENERGY® and an eco-friendly tumbler!

We care about the environment, which is why this contest asks you to share different ways you reuse empty 5-hour ENERGY® bottles.  Whether you’re keeping your arts and crafts supplies organized or you’re storing liquids in your carry-on luggage, the possibilities of how 5-hour ENERGY® bottles can be repurposed are endless! We want to inspire you to help protect the environment not only for Earth Day, but year-round by coming up with everyday ways to reuse product waste.

If you’re struggling to come up with repurposing ideas, we urge you to simply recycle your empty bottles. According to Green Waste, less than one percent of all plastic products are recycled in the United States.  In addition, Americans throw away roughly 25,000,000 plastic beverage bottles every hour. Instead of adding to that statistic, make the decision to go green and recycle. Remember, there is only one Earth so please treat it right!

Looking for other ways to sustain and improve the environment? Here are some simple ways you can make your lifestyle a bit greener:

• Switch to reusable shopping bags – This is a one-time investment (usually around $1.00 per bag) that will help you cut back on a ton of waste every year.
• Unplug appliances not in use- Did you know that appliances use energy even when they aren’t plugged in? Save yourself some money and help out the environment by unplugging!
• Find an alternative to driving – Whether it’s walking, biking or taking the bus, try out other means of transportation besides driving to reduce your carbon footprint.
• Switch to reusable cups and bottles – Once you buy a reusable water bottle, you’re eliminating waste and you’ll never have to buy water again! The same goes for reusable coffee cups.
• The easiest thing to do is simply turn off lights when you leave the room. Kids can easily get in on the action, and it’s an environmental value that will last a lifetime.  

In order to enter the contest, visit our Website or Facebook page to fill out the contest entry form. In addition, you must submit a photo or video with a description of how you reuse your empty 5-hour ENERGY®. 

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5-hour ENERGY® Pink Lemonade is Here to Stay

Friday, March 8, 2013
Last year, in support of the AVON Breast Cancer Foundation, we released the Pink Lemonade flavor to the public. Though the Pink Lemonade was only available as a limited release, the response was amazing!  Our goal for Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® was to bring awareness to those who were diagnosed with, are fighting or have been affected by breast cancer during the month of October. This special edition of 5-hour ENERGY® not only helped us bring awareness to the cause, but it also gave us a chance to go one step beyond by donating a portion of our sales to the AVON Breast Cancer Foundation.

Because of the great support from our fans and the love of the pink lemonade flavor, we were very pleased to have donated $387,531.20 to the AVON Breast Cancer Foundation! Shortly after we discontinued the Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® flavor, the amount of fan feedback was astonishing! People were sad that the flavor had been discontinued and were begging for us to bring it back as one of our flavor choices. Since we love our fans and want to keep them happy, we were quick to take all the feedback into consideration and put Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® back into production and on to store shelves, but permanently this time!

Now with Pink Lemonade on our flavor roster, we are up to 9 5-hour ENERGY® shot flavors for our customers to choose from.  With the Pink Lemonade flavor quickly rising to the top spot for fan favorite flavors, we are excited to announce its permanent stay and to see the fan feedback rolling in. So next time you feel that 2:30 feeling coming on, grab a Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® shot to help you get through the rest of your day!

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Viva Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Getting to Know the Diamond in the Desert

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

When most people think of Las Vegas, images of the infamous Vegas Strip, the sound of ringing slot machines and the tantalizing aromas of mile long buffets come to mind. When NASCAR fans think of Vegas, they think of the Neon Garage, driving schools and the excitement of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. From the smell of burning rubber to the thunderous roar of speeding race cars, it's no surprise that NASCAR fans flock to Sin City for race day!

Home to the world's largest mechanical neon sign(Vegas Vic), the tallest building west of the Mississippi River (the Stratosphere) and six of the top ten largest hotels in the world; Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. From placing bets on the outcome of the race to touring the amazing Las Vegas Motor Speedway facility to actually attending a race at the Diamond in the Desert, Las Vegas is a one of a kind racing destination.

Since 1965, racing has been a part of the Vegas culture; when the original Stardust International Raceway was closed in 1970 plans for the new Las Vegas Speedrome began taking shape. What started as a road course and drag strip has evolved into the nine track Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex. The complex plays host to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide series, Camping World Truck series as well as Indy Car, Champ Car and the NHRA. From Michael Waltrip Racing's own Mark Martin's win at the 1998 Inaugural Las Vegas 400 to Tony Stewart's 2012 win at the Kobalt Tools 400, the racing history at this track is an exciting one!

Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway helps the city live up to that name! This 1.5 mile track is a fan favorite, with its 20 degree banking in the corners and 9 degree banking in the front and back stretch. Mark Martin still owns the Sprint Cup race record at this track from his March 1998 race, hitting the top speed of 146.554 mph. If watching your favorite drivers speed through the desert isn't enough for you, the Neon Garage adds another level of excitement to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Neon Garage is a one of a kind, two-story viewing area for fans located in the center of the infield. The viewing area features live entertainment, a glass enclosed deck above the garage area and the opportunity to talk to drivers making the Neon Garage a must see for any race fan.

Las Vegas is known for a lot of things and is a popular destination for travelers of all kinds, with over 30 million people visiting Las Vegas annually. From Red Rock Canyon to the Hoover Dam, slot machines to black jack tables, NASCAR races to upscale shopping, there's something for everyone in Sin City. We're excited for Clint Bowyer and the 5-hour ENERGY® Racing Team make their way through the desert from the Phoenix International Raceway to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2013 Kobalt Tools 400! We hope the team and all the fans making the trip to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, have a great time in Sin City!

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Who will be the next 5-hour ENERGY® Race Reporter?

Friday, March 1, 2013


To celebrate the 2013 racing season, we are launching a sweepstakes that asks you: do you have what it takes to be a 5-hour ENERGY® Race Reporter? 5-hour ENERGY® has teamed up with Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing to put together the ultimate prize package for NASCAR fans. Through this sweepstake, you could win the chance to be our eyes, ears and cheering section with behind the scenes access at the October race in Charlotte, North Carolina!

As the 5-hour ENERGY® Race Reporter, one lucky fan (and their guest!) will win a NASCAR lover's dream package, including a weekend getaway to Charlotte, North Carolina. With VIP access, our Race Reporter will be able to show the world how much fun and excitement goes on behind the scenes on race day. Here's the complete prize package:
  • Travel and accommodations for the winner and guest to Charlotte, NC from October 11 through October 13
  • Unique team access at the track including garage and pit tour, driver introductions and watching the race from the pit box
  • Honorary pit crew memberships
  • Winner's name on Clint Bowyer's #15 5-hour ENERGY® Toyota Camry
  • Two tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Transportation to and from race, and to and from hotel/airport
  • Michael Waltrip Racing shop tour
  • The chance to meet and have pictures taken with Michael Waltrip and Clint Bowyer

Are you wondering why it's called the Race Reporter Sweepstakes? It's because we're giving the winner VIP access on Race Day. From the pit box to the garage to the shop, you'll have the chance to give other NASCAR fans a behind the scenes look at all of the race day excitement! Live tweet the race from the pit box! Share that photo of you and Clint Bowyer! Upload some videos to Facebook! We'll interview the winner after the trip to get the full report, but we want our Racing Reporter to share in the race day fun.

You may remember the last time we sent one of our fans to a race, Clint Bowyer brought home the big win. Was this a coincidence or do our fans bring good luck to Clint and the 5-hour ENERGY® Racing Team? To enter, fans must fill out the online entry form on our website. When the sweepstake ends on July 31, we will randomly pick one fan to be our lucky winner. If you think you have what it takes to be a 5-hour ENERGY® Race Reporter, enter our sweepstake!

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