If you live in the Phoenix area, here is a great giveaway for you! Plum District has started offering local deals in the Phoenix area. To celebrate, Plum District is sponsoring this giveaway for a 5 class package PLUS free childcare at The Dailey Method - a $125 value for one lucky winner!
I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of breakfast time! I'm always in such a hurry so I usually grab a breakfast bar or bagel. But, I love having breakfast for dinner!
Recently, my family had the chance to head over to IHOP and try their new Signature Pancakes...for dinner!
The yummy new flavors include:
· Red Velvet – Rich, chocolaty red velvet pancakes, drizzled with cream cheese icing, a dusting of powdered sugar and crowned with whipped topping.
· Sweet Strawberry – Fluffy famous buttermilk pancakes crowned with cool strawberries in glaze, drizzled with cream cheese icing and crowned with whipped topping.
· Whole Wheat Pancakes with Banana – Wholesome and lightly sweet fluffy whole wheat pancakes topped with fresh sliced bananas.
I decided on the Red Velvet. What girl doesn't like chocolate, right? The pancakes were very moist and really reminded me of a cupcake. There was just enough cream cheese icing and whipped topping, that I didn't even need to add any syrup. I had a side of eggs and bacon to make up the perfect meal.
My husband tried the Whole Wheat with Banana pancakes. The actual presentation was a little sloppy and nothing compared to the picture. But, he wasn't too concerned about that because he said the pancakes were a little sweet with a slight nutty taste and he really enjoyed them. He is pretty traditional and slathered them with original syrup.
We had our two boys with us and were pleasantly surprised that from 4-6 kids eat free! So, since we ordered two adult meals, we received both of the boys kids meals...FREE! I love thrifty meals and this definitely was one...along with the tasty selection of new pancakes!
IHOP would love to send one of my readers $50 in gift cards! This way, you can try the new pancakes out for yourself. I'm sure my thrifty readers can really stretch $50 at IHOP.
*Disclosure: I was given $50 in IHOP gift cards to try the new Signature Pancakes and give my 100% honest review.
I love to cook from scratch but it doesn't happen very often! I'm always on the lookout for products that are fast, easy to prepare and taste homemade.
Progresso has some new products out, Progresso™ Frozen Specialty Sauces and Pastas. These new sauces and pastas can be found at Albertsons in the freezer section.
Here are the yummy sauces:
Marsala Sauce: Think you don’t have time for Chicken Marsala? Think
again. A sweet and savory blend of mushrooms, garlic, onion and
Marsala wine (don’t worry, the alcohol is cooked off so kids can enjoy it
too!), Progresso™ Marsala Sauce is the perfect complement to chicken,
potatoes, or pork.
Red Pepper Sauce: Dinnertime starts…now! Light, creamy, and full of
flavor, Progresso™ Red Pepper Sauce will quickly become a family
favorite. This versatile sauce features piquant Fiona peppers imported
from the Mediterranean and plays nice with pasta, grilled meats, and
White Wine Sauce: They’ll never know you made this time-tested sauce
in just moments. Layers of perfectly balanced flavors come together in
Progresso™ White Wine Sauce, a creamy, garlic-and-lemon-infused sauce that gives a light
touch to almost any dish.
Here are the Two Yummy pasta choices:
Italian-Style Beef Ravioli: Enjoy home-style ravioli with hearty flavor and
Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini: A rich, creamy blend of four premium Italian
cheeses: ricotta, parmesan, Romano, and provolone.
Progresso would like to provide 5 lucky readers with VIP coupons so they can try these new products! And, as an extra bonus, you can print a $1 off coupon HERE
This is going to be a pretty quick giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below with the combination that you would like to try. I'm going to be getting the Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini with the Red Pepper Sauce! Don't forget to leave you email address with your comment.
This Friday, July 27th is National Chicken Finger Day! To celebrate, Raising Cane's is letting you give a friend "The Finger" a chicken finger, that is! Go to Raising Cane's Facebook page, like the page and then send your friend a coupon for a FREE chicken finger!
Have you ever heard of Fox Restaurant Concepts? Okay, maybe not. But, I'm sure you've heard of at least one of their amazing restaurants...The Arrogant Butcher, Sauce and Zinburger to name a few!
Right now through September 11th, Fox restaurants are celebrating the 100 Days of Summer. The 100 Days of Summer celebration includes specials and events at these restaurants and will be updated throughout the summer. Here are a few examples:
Modern Steak- Three Course Prix Fixe Menu for $35 a person offered daily from 5 p.m. to close.
North Fattoria Italiana, Arcadia- Community Dinner: 4-course meal available on June 18, July 30 and August 20.
Olive & Ivy- Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (favorites include breakfast burrito, cinnamon French toast, egg sandwich)
For the full details on all Fox restaurants you can go HERE!
One of my favorite Fox restaurants is The Arrogant Butcher. They have amazing steaks and they are located in downtown Phoenix. It's a great place to eat before heading to a game or event at US Airways Arena or Chase Field. They are both within walking distance.
Recently, I had the chance to try Culinary Dropout. My mom, my sister and I had a nice girls day at Scottsdale Fashion Square and then went right across the street to Culinary Dropout. I must say I was a little shocked at the lack of dress code for the employees. But, once I got past that the food was amazing! I enjoyed the antipasti, where you can choose your own meat, cheese and bread. It was the perfect lunch for a hot day. My mom and my sister both decided on the chef salad. They both commented on how amazing the ham and turkey in the salad tasted. While we were waiting on our food, we were in awe of the amazing decor. The chandelier above our table was beautiful!
Now for the giveaway! Fox restaurants has provided me with (3) $50 gift cards to pass along to my readers! You must be an Arizona resident to enter. If you do win and your mailing address is outside of Arizona, a new winner will be chosen. There will be (3) winners, in all.
A few months ago I returned from a trip to Disneyland and came home with a wonderful gift...pink eye! I'm sure after touching every hand rail in the park, I was bound to catch something. I used quite a bit of hand sanitizer but to no avail. And, of course when I woke up on a Saturday morning is when the symptoms began. My only option was urgent care or a clinic at a drugstore. Well, I went to a drugstore clinic and was really disappointed in the wait time and the lack of waiting room.
I wish I would have known about The Little Clinic. They have 10 locations throughout the Phoenix area. The Little Clinic is owned by Kroger so they want their customers to be healthy and happy. Here are some of my favorite features and conveniences of The Little Clinic:
No Appointment is needed
Most insurance plans are accepted
Open 7 days a week
You pay a PCP copay and not and urgent care copay
There is a patient care tech to help sign you in
Large waiting room (my past drugstore clinic experience, I was crammed next to the greeting cards!)
The Little Clinic even does sports physicals! You can print a $5 off coupon HERE that is valid for any sports physical from July 8-22, 2012!
Black Wii Console with Super Mario Brothers and CD - Includes Controller and Nunchuck
Built-in Wi-Fi Access For Easy Connection To Internet
Netflix instant streaming functionality allows for thousands of movies, TV shows, cartoons and more right on your TV
New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers a 1-4 player, cooperative or competitive experience
The awesome games we are including:
Drawsome! Tablet: Includes 2 games/1 Featuring Smurfs ARV $60
Disney Sing It: Pop Hits: ARV $30
SpongeBob Boating Bash: ARV $20
Babys First Steps: ARV $20
Xtreme Fit Interactive Gaming System - NOT a Wii Game but it's Great for Mom and Dad ARV $75
Disclaimer!!! Mom of One and Having Fun is responsible for prizing and shipping. All other participants are exempt from any responsibility pertaining to this giveaway. Wii Win is open for US and CAN (void in Quebec). Must be 18 and older to enter. Will not ship to PO boxes. This giveaway is being cross promoted on many other blogs and is not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.
Did you take a ton of pictures on the 4th of July? Well, today only (July 5th) Shutterfly is offering 101 FREE prints! You will have to pay shipping. Just head over to Shutterfly and use the promo code PRINTS4TH at checkout.
Do you love Italian food? One of my favorite Italian places in town is offering 20% off on August 1st! Just head over to the Babbo Italian Eatery Facebook page and print the 20% off coupon. You will even have a chance to win an iPad!