It’s Official – One Lucky Utz Fan Wins Free Utz Snacks For Life

Snack brand super fan wins a lifetime of Utz potato chips, cheese balls, pretzels and more

Published online: Nov 24, 2023 Articles
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Hanover, Pa.--Utz, a leading U.S. brand of salty snacks, has revealed the grand prize winner of its Ultimate Utz Fan contest. The contest celebrates the 102-year-old brand’s super fans' creativity and passion for Utz snacks.

Michael H. from State College, PA, also popularly known as “Mike the Mailman” at Penn State, is the Ultimate Utz Fan! See his entry at Mike the Mailman.

From May 1 through July 24, 2023, thousands of Utz snacks fans entered the Ultimate Utz Fan contest by uploading personally created short videos or photos on, sharing why they love Utz. At the end of each month during the contest, followers voted for the fan of the month, with those winners advancing to a final Ultimate Utz Fan vote.

The monthly winners included Angela D. from Houston, TX, Lizzie L. from Baltimore, MD, and Michael H. from State College, PA. These winners represented the May, June, and July finalists, respectively. See some of the many entries at the Ultimate Utz Fan celebration.

Monthly winners earned prizes including Utz branded merchandise, Utz snacks, such as family-favorite Utz Cheese Balls and the new Utz Mike’s Hot Honey potato chips, along with a personalized bag of Utz potato chips with the iconic Little Utz Girl being swapped out for the winning fan’s face. Upon being named the Ultimate Utz Fan, the grand prize winner will have the opportunity to receive free Utz snacks for life (1).

“Our fans across the country have made Utz a beloved household brand, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with our Ultimate Utz Fan contest,” said Korlin Serauskis, VP Brand Marketing, Utz Brands, Inc. “The contest encouraged Utz fans to show off their creativity and share their love for Utz while having a chance to win a lifetime supply of Utz snacks.”

Utz snacks can be found in leading retailers across the U.S. or are available online at

(1) 1 package of Utz brand snacks weekly for 32 years.