Managing editor, Marina Mayer, wishes Little Debbie a Happy 50th Birthday.

Happy Birthday Little Debbie

In honor of her 50th birthday, Little Debbie wants you to get away. No, not go away, get away – on a vacation. And hopefully I win.

Yes, our lil red head that graces the boxes of Little Debbie snacks is all grown up and marking her milestone birthday by giving away 50 vacation packages as part of The Great American Getaway, sponsored by Collegedale, Tenn.-based McKee Foods, the owner of Little Debbie brand snacks.

Visit to enter to win a vacation getaway package that includes roundtrip airfare for two, courtesy of AirTran Airways, two nights in a Holiday Inn, a two-day rental car and a $200 cash card. Plus, entrants can re-enter once a week until the contest is up on May 31.

Little Debbie followers also can join the 510-plus Facebook fans or more than 4,500 Twitter followers to receive up-to-date Little Debbie news.

And stay tuned for the results on the Little Debbie Look-a-Like competition. The 10 lucky finalists will be revealed on Feb. 15.

Happy Birthday Little Debbie! Feel free to send me some Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls as a goody bag.

Click here to read how Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls stack up against private label wannabes in the “Swiss Cake Smackdown” challenge, which appeared in my “The Final Word” column in our October issue.