Summer beverage promotion includes contest — and free sweet tea

A summer beverage promotion will continue through July 28 at McAlister’s Deli with a contest, tea tumbler and free sweet tea.

The promotion will include a competition to select 10 cities as Tea Town USA. Participants can vote online at the Web site at Participants also can earn points for their town by checking in through smart phones and uploading snapshots for weekly photo challenges. The Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department will receive up to $7,500 if Grand Junction is among the Tea Town winners.

McAlister’s also is selling a tea tumbler for $6.99. Those who purchase the tumbler can have it filled with ice tea for 99 cents for the remainder of 2011.

The promotion is scheduled to culminate on July 28, when McAlister’s will give away 32-ounce classes of its sweet tea.

In Grand Junction, McAlister’s Deli is located at 480 W. Park Drive, Suite 106. For more information, log on to the Web site located at