UPDATE: This contest is now closed

Our winners this week were chosen by Master Sensei and Smoke Night Live guests. Special thanks to our sponsor Room101 for suppling a generous helping of cigar prizes!


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We’ve known the dangers of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act for years now, clinging on to the hope that the FDA would elect to exempt premium cigars from their impending regulations. Sadly, that hope is all but gone, as the FDA recently announced their verdict to lump premium cigars in with the likes of cigarettes, e-cigs, flavored machine-mades, etc.

SEE ALSO: What Can You Do to Help Save Premium Cigars

And while the ruling is set to take effect this August, there is still time! The upside is that the ruling has woken up cigar smokers and the industry as a whole. Now is the time to band together and show the folks in Washington we won’t stand for their oppressive ruling.

Our contest this week is the perfect way to spread the word about the overbearing FDA ruling, while at the same time giving you a chance to try Room101’s excellent (and fitting) new release: The Big Payback Connecticut!

Contest Theme: Fight the FDA

All the petitions in the world don’t mean much when they fall on deaf ears. We need cigar smokers in large quantities, up in arms! Now’s your chance to tell the FDA how you really feel about their recent ruling. Make your entries on Cigar Dojo, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and help us get the word out!

Use #savecigars with entries

To enter the contest:

  1. Create a post that tells us (and the FDA) how you feel about regulating premium cigars
  2. Make your post (picture or no) on the Cigar Dojo app – send to social media for extra credit
  3. Include hashtag #savecigars

Grand prize

Room101 might not have intended their Big Payback cigars to take on this particular meaning (being a big middle finger to the FDA), but we feel the timing is perfect! This week there will be FOUR 1st place winners, each taking home a 10-pack of Room101’s newest release, The Big Payback Connecticut! The cigars feature a 5×50 “Chavala” (robusto) size and surprisingly big flavors for a Connecticut. Expect a smooth and creamy smoking experience, with highlights of vanilla, barnyard hay, and buttered bread—this is a more full-flavored Connecticut than you may be used to…

Room101 The Big Payback Connecticut cigar 10-pack

Entries can be as simple as a creative photo and/or clever comment – just remember to include #savecigars in your post!

Save Cigars Contest example entry

Our contest this week will run from Wednesday, May 18th at 4pm (MDT) until the night of Friday, May 20th. The winners will be announced on Friday night during this week’s episode of Smoke Night Live.

Please, no Google images!

Yes, you may photoshop images together to create your own creative entry. Just don’t flood the Dojo with memes you found on the web. 

*Contest winners will be picked by the Cigar Dojo staff based on creativity and best overall image/statement fitting the contest theme.

Entries are limited to 2 per person per day

Contest presented by CigarDojo.com. This contest and other contests on the Dojo website and Cigar Dojo app are NOT sponsored by Apple inc. or any of it’s partners in any way. Estimated retail value of prizes $200.00. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prizes by any winner. No purchase necessary. Winners MUST email their name and shipping address to sensei@cigardojo.com – failure to claim prize within seven (7) days from the win date shall be deemed null and void and shall result in forfeiture. Must be 21 or older to participate. Odds of winning depend on number of customer entries, winners picked at random contestants may have multiple entries. Taxes and fees, if any, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of CigarDojo.com are ineligible. This contest is void where prohibited by law and subject to local, state and federal law. Only original images or original compositions will be considered in the final selections. We are not responsible for prizes that may become lost or damaged during shipping. Many will enter, few will win.

Please note that to enter tobacco related product giveaways you must be 18 years old (or the minimum age in your local jurisdiction, whichever is higher).


Create your own status update for Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and earn extra credit

Want to help out the Dojo? Post your entries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (as well as Cigar Dojo of course) and try to include these four elements:





An example might be….

Give the╭∩╮(-_-)╭∩╮to the FDA! Post entries at @CigarDojo app for a chance to win @Room101Brand cigars! #savecigars http://cigardojo.com/?p=26026


Enter 4 a chance 2 win @Room101Brand Big Payback cigars on @CigarDojo - show how you feel about the FDA! #savecigars http://cigardojo.com/?p=26026

Extra credit entries add to your chances of being picked for the prize

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