Sunday, April 20, 2014

Super Doubles Coming 4/23/14



Rumor has it that Super Doubles will return to Harris Teeter this Wednesday April 23rd!!!

I have found three reliable sources to confirm it.

With there being no inserts this Holiday weekend, now is the time to print high value coupons for items you know you will want to get.  Make sure you have all of your existing coupons organized and in order {speaking to myself here}.  Start preparing your lists.

I have a few sites I like to visit when I'm preparing for Super Doubles...




With a combination of their deals and my own lists I am able to save good money during these coupon events.  I'm really hoping there's some really great deals this week.  With that being said...let me get to organizing my coupons.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Brianna's Hair Series ~ Bow and Beads


Lately when it comes to hairstyles for my daughter, creatively I have been at a loss.  I'm not very creative as it is, so I have liked that there's been some other bloggers over the years to get inspiration from.  Sadly most of the ones I followed either no longer post or post very rarely.  Today I saw a cute style on pinterest and it just so happened to be from one of my favorite bloggers for little girl's hairstyles.  I thought it was a cute and easy style to do.  Check out the style at Braid With Me.  I love the styles she creates on her daughter.  She's super talented and I assume more patient than me! lol


Anyway, on to the look...








to show under the twists...





Whenever I've completed a style I am always thinking of the next style to do.  As usual, I'm at a loss, but hopefully I'll find some inspiration to come up with something.  Her birthday falls on Easter this year so I have to be thinking of that style also.  Any suggestions are welcome!!



Monday, April 7, 2014

Zumba and Bootcamp

I'm going to regret this in the coming days.

I did two workouts today on Saturday.

My friend from work invited me and the girls to a free workout from 9-11.  The first hour was Zumba the second hour was bootcamp.

Yeah I know...

But it's a free workout and because ALL of the girls agreed to go, I figured, I'll commit.

Well low and behold only the friend who invited me showed.

The first hour wasn't difficult because I know how to Zumba.  The biggest thing was learning the sequences and the instructor made the moves more fun than difficult so I found that part easy.  I even learned a few twerking moves! lol

The second hour I cursed more than I have probably cursed all week.  Why why why did I sign up for this????  Somehow I was able to make it thru the burpees, mountain climbers, squat jumps, jumping lunges, wall sits and suicides oh and planks, lets not forget all of the planks!!!  And I don't run...so imagine my surprise at how much running was involved.  I have no desire to do jumping jacks anytime soon either.

But by the end...I was proud of myself for sticking it out.  I knew that I could never go into the Armed Forces for one reason and one reason only:  Boot Camp.  Yeah Aria doesn't get down with being yelled at.  I almost had a Biggest Loser moment there at the end...but I kept myself from hurling thankfully.

I also couldn't quit because there was a heavier girl there who wasn't quitting.  I said to myself, if she can hang I can hang.  I modified what I needed to modify.  But I refused to quit.  I won't be signing up for anybody's bootcamp anytime soon.  I definitely need to be in better shape and then we'll see.

At the end of the day I'm glad I got a lot of calories burned.  I pushed past my comfort zones.  And I ran and I was able to keep up.  Guess that just killed all of my excuses I made in high school for not running.  Smh.



Man did I push!!!

And now I gotta keep on pushin!!!





Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Free Coffee For Two Weeks @ McDonald's

McDONALD’s IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA OFFER FREE COFFEE FOR TWO WEEKS


Customers can enjoy a FREE small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours and a FREE small McCafé Iced coffee after breakfast hours


Not only do I love coffee... I love free coffee!!!

I apologize for not getting this up earlier this week but better late than never!

Starting this  past Monday, participating McDonald’s restaurants in Eastern North Carolina are offering free coffee to customers over the next two weeks from March 31 through April 13. 

With this free coffee event, customers will have the opportunity to not only enjoy McDonald’s hot McCafé coffee during breakfast hours but can also sample and experience complimentary McCafé Iced coffee after breakfast hours.

I like this opportunity because when McDonald's first came out with their additional coffee offerings, I was not a fan.  I was looking for something at the time to help me save money on Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.  At the time, I did not like the taste.  But now I have a slight addiction to their Mocha Latte and Caramel Mocha Lattes!! I must admit.  So I think this is a great opportunity to check out a McCafe coffee without spending any money.  Trust me, you'll see what the hype is about!

“Serving fresh coffee is a universal way to show appreciation and we’re thrilled to share our McCafé coffee with customers for free,” said Eastern NC McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Hugh Caison.  “No strings attached – just visit McDonald’s and enjoy a FREE small hot coffee during breakfast hours or a FREE small iced coffee after breakfast at one of our many restaurants in Eastern North Carolina.” 





I am a VIP blogger partnered with Eastern North Carolina McDonald's.  This is a sponsored post, I am not paid to share this information with my readers.
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Super Doubles ~ March 2014


Wanted to do a quick post to share my Super Doubles trips over this past week.  I did not get the opportunity to really do any pics this go round.  I had the rare treat of having something to do this weekend, so that made it a tad difficult in really getting my shopping done.

I made a total of three trips.

My first trip I took a pic at work and posted it on my facebook page.  I went on Wednesday before work and almost everything I wanted free, I got, with the exception of Suave lotions.


The only item not pictured was the 5 hour energy that I had already opened. (I'm an addict)

So a couple of things about this first trip:
  • I went for freebies only (except the 5 hour...again, addicted)
  • I planned to spend less than $3 and I spent $2.53!!!  Now get this...the 5 hour energy was on sale for $4!!! #Score
  • 93% savings
  • NONE of my ZVR coupons came off.  I did some research and found that on day 1 of Super Doubles...this is a known issue.
So let's address that shall we?  In order to avoid this being a major issue a couple of suggestions are:
  • check your receipt before leaving the store.  have your list of ZVR's and customer service will take care of it.
  • the ZVR's is run by a 3rd party company, so don't take your frustrations out on Harris Teeter.  They will adjust it but it's out of their control.
  • print out all of your saved ZVR coupons that way it's easy to have it corrected.
Now, I would have loved to go back to the store and have it handled.  But it was too cold for that and it's not that serious to me.  Now had all of my ZVR's come off, I would have had to get some candy or something to bring total to zero.  But I'm not complaining about my 93% savings AT ALL!  Plus, it made it possible for me to get more free Barilla pasta entrees on my next trip :-)


My second trip I went early Saturday morning.  I had to go to Chapel Hill, NC for my cousin's bridal shower.  I was up late Friday night trying to get my list together.  Usually I can find time during my workday on Friday to get a basic list and then I fine tune it at home.  I didn't have that opportunity on Friday so it hindered me.

The Saturday Special for me was milk so I figured I'll go and get that and a couple of other items and then I'll go back Sunday.

On my Saturday trip a couple of things of note:
  • usually with any buy 2 get 3 free offer HT restricts you to only using 1 coupon, or only on the items actually being purchased.  For example a coupon of $1 off 2 means I could only use 1 coupon because according to HT, the other items are actually free.  Well I decided to give it a shot and it worked.  I had two coupons for $1 off two Ragu sauces and an Evic coupon (ZVR) for $1 which means I got 5 pasta sauces for absolutely free!!!!
  • I planned to get two large Hawaiian Punch's for the kids for about 70 cents each but the cashier said the coupon said DND so that sucked.  I only got one.
  • My Suave lotion was available again but the ZVR did not load whereas all of my other ones did.  I didn't notice until I left the store.  But didn't have time to do anything about it because I had to hit the road.  I still got it free with my coupon regardless but still.
So on this second trip I paid $18.67 oop.  Saved $42.67 at 69% savings.  I got another 5 hour energy...smh.


My final trip was on Sunday.  Savings were not as big and I didn't stick to my list.  I did get $.50 Eggo pancakes and $1 pack of batteries...and another 5 hour energy.

I paid $25.07 saved $22.69 at a 48% savings.


This Super Doubles I had pretty good notice.  I thought I was mostly prepared, but I had some coupons that I hadn't sorted and that didn't help things.  But I appreciate the savings.  It's not every day you get 5 pasta sauces for free!




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Brianna's Hair Series ~ Fishbone Side Pony



I really like the look of fishbone braids.  They're pretty easy to do, just takes some time.  I think they are so pretty and I just wish I could make them last longer in my daughter's hair.  That's mostly on her part tho.

I decided to do a side ponytail because Bri likes her hair going to the side.  In between each section of fishbones, I did a single cornrow.  Just to add a little something different.

Fishbone Side Ponytail

I wanted to add some variation, so on the right side I did three cornrows.





On a random note:  I am very over beads and barrettes right now.  I wish I wasn't but I am.  So for far too long now, all of Bri's styles have been sans anything extra.  From time to time, I do a decorative hair bow, like above, but yeah.  Just thought I'd share in case one was curious.  I'm just tired of finding barrettes everywhere and never finding the ones I want when I need to.  I'd love to do more with beads but I need a better organization system for them.  I'll add that to my do list.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Before Again


Ready or not.  Like it or not.  It's time to get my a$$ in gear.

There's no other way to put it.

It's time to take a real honest hard look at myself.

It's great if you take this look and tell yourself to get it together and then you do.

It's not so great if someone else tells you.

I'm tired of starting over.  Yet again.  God knows I am.

So I'm starting over.  For the last time.

I've had more than enough of this yo-yo crap.

As I was reminded the other day... I am over 30 now and my body is changing.  It will take more than a few weeks to get results.  So why not get about that life and make that switch now?


For me the hardest part is getting started.  I know what to do.  But doing it is the hard part.

I know that if I can stick it out a couple of weeks, that I will make it a month.  

If I make it a month, I can make it the next month.

I have so much to work for.  So many goals.  So many reasons.  So many rewards.

I have so much other crap going on in my life right now, I need something to take control of.

So here I start...starting over yet again.  

Holding myself accountable sucks royal balls.

Yet I gotta do it.

You can't start without knowing your starting place.  So here's the part I hate the most...showing the before pic.  Once the pic is posted it must be improved upon.  So I'm posting it in a brief moment of bravery {probably the reason why this draft has been sitting for over a month two months in my drafts folder} and once it hits, means I have to not only prove it to myself but to whomever else happens upon this post.  Whether that said person comments or not...they're watching me.  Rooting for me or rooting against me.  But watching me nonetheless.

Why at times the accountability factor matters to me more with my readers than it does for say myself or others in my life is beyond me.  Idk, being reminded about not working out by a loved one isn't helpful to me.  It just causes me to go the opposite direction.

Now at this point, that opposite direction has gone entirely way too far.  I'm beyond disappointed in myself.

So enough talking and now to posting...because as soon as this post goes live, it's time for my first workout back at it.








As you can see this pic was taken in December.  I look the same.  Give or take an inch.

Measuring Up:

chest: 41
right arm:  12
left arm:  11.5
waist:  34
low waist:  40
hip:  44
right upper thigh:  26
left upper thigh:  26.5
right middle thigh:  22
left middle thigh:  22.5
right lower thigh:  17.5
left lower thigh:  17.25

Weight: 181.8

All numbers are in inches and pounds respectively.

Now let me say that everyone will have different things they may want to measure.  I've always had large thighs so for me, I can lose an inch in my mid thigh but not my upper thigh and that means no change in sizes.  So I like to measure the differences.  When I start to make changes in my upper thigh that's when my pants get looser.  That and my full hip.  I also know that for me, it's not so much what my natural waist measures that's important...it's my low waist.  I measure that because it's not my hips, but it's the fullest part of my tummy.  Gotta love that lower belly, post baby, yes you're a mom, pooch.  But it's time for that pooch to be gone!!!

Let me also say that it's a plum shame that some of those measurements are as high as they are.  So enough typing, it's time to workout.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The War Inside


I like to think of myself as a positive chick.

Overall speaking.

But sometimes...I can be negative.

I know all of the things...the Law of Attraction, that your thoughts control your actions, you words manifest...I know these things.  So when I am going thru hardship I find that some times I can be in a literal tug of war inside of myself.

Because as positive as I can be and as faithful as I can be...negative thoughts can also creep in and tell me that I'm stupid for believing things will work out.  I'm stupid for the mistakes I've made.  Like so many awful things that I won't even type out...they come.

So when the enemy comes on to your land...what do you do?

You have to protect your land.

You have a trespasser on your property and you own your land...well in my lovely land of America I have the right to bear arms.  And lookahear pardner, you have till the count of 3 to get off my land or I'll shoot you off my land.

Right?

Well it's the same thing inside.

I have good days where the war is not going on.

And then I have bad days where I try to make the outside look normal, but inside there's a full on war going on.  The war between my faith in God, in myself, in the life I will have and everything else.

For the past few days I have been staving off a panic attack.  Doing a lot of breathing exercises.
I've been emotional but thankfully I have avoided the attack.

So just after I read my devotional the other night, I came across this pic:




It was right on time.

If you read The Word for You Today devotional, I wanted to share this from March 16th's passage:

Sometimes there's a difference between facts and truth.  The facts may confirm that the economy is bad, but the truth is, "God shall supply all your need according to his riches" {Philippians 4:19}

God wants you to look to Him and know that in your darkest moment you don't have to be afraid.  What you have going for you is so much greater than anything that comes against you.  So rise up in faith and say with the Psalmist, "My help comes from the Lord" {Psalms 121:2}
Then act like you believe it!!

That was truly on time for me!

So no matter what is negative, whether it's myself or my spouse or anyone, I will not accept it, I will only speak back to it what God has said to me.

I know after being spared from death and awful accidents in the past few months, that I'm here for a purpose.  I feel like I'm tested left and right.  Barely clearing hurdles.  But I am more than a conqueror.  I'm a fighter and I haven't fought my last fight yet.  Sure I have times where I feel very weak, but that's when I ask for Jesus to keep me strong.  I know I'm being groomed for something big. I know my testimony is gonna turn others lives around one day.  I know all of these things.  I just have to walk my walk knowing this and not letting it waiver or falter when the storm comes.

I posted this on my Instagram the other day...



I posted it after having an overall good day and then coming into the company of someone who was completely being negative.  And I was sooo pissed at myself for even allowing that to seep in and change my mood.

I decided then and there that in order for me to succeed along this journey I have to guard my mind and my heart.  I am in control of what gets in.

And lastly as I was finishing up this post, on facebook Joel Osteen posted this pic...so I had to share.


After some of the things I've gone thru... I know this to be so true.

I'm doing my first fast right now.  Taking it pretty easy for the first one.  But I can already tell the growth.  In my relationship with God.  I'm so truly thankful to know him and to have His love.

His timing is perfect.  He knows exactly what He's doing.

Be Blessed!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

$3 Target Dress


I was in Target the other day looking to purchase a gospel cd primarily.  I had the kids with me, and wasn't in the mood for just walking around the store aimlessly.  I decided to check out the Clearance rack for my daughter's size and was pleasantly surprised to find this very cute spring dress.

The picture does it absolutely no justice.

It is a silk blend feeling dress and it cost me a whopping...wait for it... $2.54!!!

It was marked down from $16.99...

to $8.48...

to $5.08...

down to $2.54!!!  SCORE!!!!


am I the only one who does that? lol Peels back the clearance sticker :-)

If you know Target's markdown process then you can definitely save some dough.  You'll know when to hold and know when to fold.  It's a game of risk, but oftentimes, you win! lol


Brianna is almost 9 years old and growing by leaps and bounds.  Normally at this point I would go up to the next size, but again, at $2.54 after just one wear, I've already gotten my money's worth!  She'll be wearing this next Sunday for church weather permitting.  I'm gonna will Spring to arrive! lol

It would have been super great to find a similar find for my buddy boy, but the items I did find on clearance for him were way too huge.  I can make a size up work, but not two to three sizes too big.

I love the clearance rack!

Have you found any great finds lately?  Please share with me!



Sunday, March 16, 2014

In a Funk


Long time no post, I know.

I appreciate that the viewership (probably the wrong word but we'll roll with it) of my blog has stayed up even though I haven't been actively posting.

I've been having one of those days, weeks, hell...months.

I've missed my blog.  I really have.  But I decided long ago, that if I was in a space that wasn't good, then unless I was blogging about something specific, that I wouldn't blog during that time.  Why?  Because whatever my thoughts and feelings are would make their way into my blog.  Next thing you know, you're feeling sorry for me or I'm turning you off from reading.  That's not what I want.

I'd much rather take the chance, and just not post.

I've had my personal issues, emotional, financial...you name it, I'm in it.  How I'm feeling is kinda hard to put into words.  Add on top of that the time change that takes me a week to recover from, and you have a girl who loves her blog, who loves to blog, who hasn't opened her computer for a week...except to live tweet during Scandal.

Can I just say that next year and every year thereafter I am taking off the Monday after daylight savings time.  Many people aren't affected by the hour of missed sleep.  But I think I can speak for most Mom's when I say "help me sweet Jesus."  Because the kids wake up at the same time, regardless.  And of course, Sunday isn't the day that hits you hard.  It's Monday.  And for me, it was Monday - Friday except for Wednesday...for some reason Wednesday I felt back to normal, but took another dive on Thursday.  Go figure.

Anyway, I've said all of this to say, that no more of the funk.  I am willing myself out of it.

I have a lot of posts drafted...they just haven't been completed and/or posted so that is my task for this weekend.  I'm devoting it to my blog.  Well trying to anyway, a lot of other things must get done, but I'm dedicating some time.

Blogging is cathartic for me.  It's what I do.  And when I don't blog, I just feel off ya know?

Enough talking about getting to blogging, I'm about to get back to blogging :-)

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich at McDonald's

McDONALD’S® TO OFFER NEW PREMIUM SANDWICH WITH A CLASSIC TWIST

The new Bacon Clubhouse sandwich features a variety of delicious ingredients 

 This March, McDonald’s will introduce the new Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich nationwide, offering customers a new, premium sandwich experience. Loaded with layers of hearty toppings, a new artisan roll, a choice of a 100% pure beef burger or grilled or crispy chicken and Big Mac special sauce, the new Bacon Clubhouse is the first sandwich offered nationally, to include McDonald’s famous special sauce since the Big Mac.  

“Our customers love the classic Big Mac sauce and we are excited to bring that special flavor to another premium sandwich,” said Greenville McDonald’s owner/operator, Wade Dixon. “With a variety of flavors and ingredients and a new bun, the Clubhouse is sure to be a customer favorite.”

Customers can choose from three new varieties:

·       Bacon Clubhouse Burger: with a 100% pure beef burger, Big Mac Special Sauce, thick-cut apple-wood smoked bacon, caramelized grilled onions, white cheddar* cheese, sliced tomato, whole leaf lettuce all on a NEW artisan roll.  





·       Bacon Clubhouse Chicken (grilled): with premium grilled chicken, Big Mac Special Sauce, thick-cut apple-wood smoked bacon, caramelized grilled onions, white cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, whole leaf lettuce all on a NEW artisan roll.  




·       Bacon Clubhouse Chicken (crispy): with premium crispy chicken, Big Mac Special Sauce, thick-cut apple-wood smoked bacon, caramelized grilled onions, white cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, whole leaf lettuce all on a NEW artisan roll. 





 For more information about the new Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich and McDonald’s full line of menu choices including nutrition information visit www.McDonalds.com and follow our local Twitter handle, @McD_Tri_EastNC.











I am a VIP blogger partnered with Eastern North Carolina McDonald's.  This is a sponsored post, I am not paid to share this information with my readers.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Super Doubles 2/22/2014


Oftentimes I have my share of complaints when it comes to shopping a couponing event.  This my friends, was not one of those times!

I got the heads up about Super Doubles about a week in advance this time.
Did that mean that I was prepared?  Not really.  But I wasn't in a panic because I knew it was coming and I knew I had a good supply of coupons that were fairly organized.  I didn't really start preparing until Friday at work.  When I first started preparing my goal was to go and get as much free as I could because financially I'm strapped.  I ended up getting a bit more than that because it was needed.  Now is definitely the time when I wish I had more inserts on hand because I would have come up with a bigger savings.  Some items that were on sale now I have already used those coupons for in the past weeks.  That sucks.  I will have to start getting back to my old ways of getting several inserts because it's worth it.  Here's a great site to get inserts from.

Anywho... I'm rambling.  But before I got to my breakdown I did want to say that when I first got to Harris Teeter this morning (around 7am) I was very surprised to find that many of my freebies were available for me.  For some sadly, I was taking the last ones tho.  I had a guy come up to me and ask if I saw anymore of the Barilla entrees.  I told him I got the last two that were there and I hated to be the bearer of bad news : (  but I know the feeling of not getting there in time.  I actually wanted to get 3 but only 2 were available and it wasn't the flavor I preferred.

I had $40 to spend and only a couple of items were out of stock.  I did get a few items that were not on my list and items that were on sale but that I didn't have coupons for.



FREEBIES:
(2) Barilla Pasta Entrees $2 coupon $1 x 2 = FREE
(4) Yakisoba noodles $1 coupon $1 off 2 x 2 = FREE
Eggo waffles $2.85 coupon $1.50 x 2 = FREE  {kelloggsfamilyrewards coupon}

CHEAPIES:
(2) Dixie Crystals sugar $1.87 coupon $0.75 x 2 = 37 cents each {I had a rain check from a previous week}
(4) Hefty sliders bags $1.49 coupon $1 off 2 x 2 = 49 cents each
Quilted Northern ultra plush toilet paper $2.99 coupon $1 x 2 = 99 cents
(4) Starkist Tuna pouches $1.25 coupon $1 off 2 x 2 = 25 cents each
Hefty trash bags $4.97 coupon $1.25 x 2 = $2.47 {I had two coupons the $1.25 and $1 and I wanted to get both but I had to be conscious of my spending}
State Fair mini corndogs $2.97 coupon $1 x 2 = 97 cents
Tropicana Farmstand juice $3.00 coupon $1 x 2 = $1 {never tried but figured why not?}
Tennessee Pride sausage biscuits $4.97 coupon $1 x 2 = $2.97
(2) Capri-Suns $2.50 coupon $1 off 2 x 2 = $1.50 each 

THE REST:
Harris Teeter gallon milk $2.87
Smithfield bacon $2.99 {mad I've already used both the coupons I had, but I got good deals then too}
Ore-Ida fries $2.37 {a staple in my household}
80% lean ground beef $2.49/lb I got 2 packages
Harris Teeter coffee filters 200 count $1.47
5 hour energy $2.50
Harris Teeter eggs $2.19 {I hate paying more than $1 for eggs}
Belvita soft baked breakfast biscuits $1.94 {I got this only for rebates via Ibotta and Checkout 51}

SAVINGS BREAKDOWN:
Amount paid $38.64 including taxes
Amount saved $67.66
Retail price $106.30
Amount saved 63%
HOW DID YOU DO AT SUPER DOUBLES???
SHARE WITH ME BELOW : )


Saturday, February 15, 2014

MVP Coupon Hub


I am always looking for more ways to save money.  With more and more manufacturers and stores changing their coupon policies, it seems like it's harder to get the savings from before.  I saw in my email earlier this week that Food Lion is trying to make it a little bit easier to save at the grocery store.

I shop at Food Lion but they're not my first stop because of their coupon policy or lack there of.  I feel like over the years Food Lion has tried to up their coupon game but it was never enough.  A couple of years ago, some of the Food Lion stores in the Raleigh market were doing a trial run of doubling coupons.  I'm guessing that since that was a couple of years ago, they decided against it.

I'm not mad at them for trying to stay in the race in helping us save money on groceries.  They're introducing the MVP Coupon Hub.  It's very simple.  Log on to foodlion.com/coupons and load the coupons straight to your MVP card.  What I like is that a lot of the coupons are higher value that way you can really see the discount on your receipt.  Not only will you find manufacturer coupons but also coupons on My Essentials and store brand products bringing your costs down even lower.  An added bonus...soda coupons.  Something that is very rare and far between in the land of coupons.


There's no stacking or doubling at Food Lion.  For their full coupon policy click here.
What I like about the MVP Coupon Hub is that it only takes minutes to save.  So if you're not big on couponing or your issue is that you always forget your coupons, then this is perfect for you.  Just by simply loading to your card (which takes seconds, much faster than loading onto my VIC card with Harris Teeter) you will save money on what you would normally buy for your household.

To sweeten the deal Food Lion is offering a  Save to Win sweepstakes! 



Finding new ways to save is exciting to me, and I wanted to share with my readers.  I've just loaded a bunch of coupons to my card and will be heading to Food Lion tomorrow.  Does this make you more inclined to shop at Food Lion?  Share with me below!





Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shamrock Shake is Back & Supporting Ronald McDonald House

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McDonald’s makes everyone’s day lucky as the beloved Shamrock Shake is making its way back to Eastern North Carolina. Starting today, local customers can enjoy the cult favorite at any area restaurant while supplies last.

The famously green treat is made with McDonald’s vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with whipped cream and a cherry. As many know, this seasonal classic appears only once a year around the St. Patrick’s Day holiday – sometimes only in select locations. In 2012, for the first time in history, the Shamrock Shake was available nationwide for a limited time.

Since its introduction in 1970, the Shamrock Shake has been a McDonald's customer favorite. In 1974, donations from Shamrock Shake sales helped establish the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia.


That giving tradition continues this year, as from Feb. 17 through March 31, half of 25 cents from each Shamrock Shake purchased in Eastern North Carolina will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina. The other half will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina (RMHC of NC).

Again, that's Feb 17 - March 31 to help the Ronald McDonald House of ENC and Ronald McDonald House Charities.  There are a few charities that are near and dear to my heart, and Ronald McDonald is one of them.  I know many people who have had them step in and help them when they had a child in the hospital.  Please join me in supporting them and getting a sweet treat for yourself! :-)







I am a VIP blogger partnered with Eastern North Carolina McDonald's.  This is a sponsored post, I am not paid to share this information with my readers.

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