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TODAY: FREE Frappe at McDonald’s July 9, 2010

To quote Robin Williams’ character in Good Morning, Vietnam, here’s today’s weather forecast: “It’s hot! Damn hot! Real hot!” Yep, that seems to hit the nail on the head right about now…

TODAY ONLY, cool off with a FREE frappe at McDonald’s — in mocha or caramel!

Now, I have to tell you I haven’t personally tried these yet, but just take a look at that mocha frappe in this post. McDonald’s site describes it as “one frosty cup of love: the coffee-chocolate goodness of mocha blended with ice, topped with whipped cream.” To me that sounds pretty darn close to a Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino, which I know I love!

My sources say this deal is good at “most” McDonald’s around the country, so it might be a good idea to give your local McDonald’s a holler before stopping by if the FREE frappe is your only reason for the visit.

Find a McDonald’s location near you.

Expires: Good only today, July 9, 2010

Thanks, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Note: So, what made me think of the Good Morning, Vietnam reference? Memories of my dad and a movie we both loved. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He wasn’t drafted — he enlisted to serve our country. That’s just one of his amazing accomplishments. I write this blog in his memory, in hopes of getting more people to register to be organ/tissue donors or at least start the conversation with their families. To learn more about this, please click here or visit the “Why do I do this?” tab at the top of the page.

 

FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice! June 16, 2010

When I saw this deal, which serendipitously arrived in my in-box just as I was planning to pick up a bag of whole bean Starbucks coffee anyway, I pretty much did a happy dance! Yeah, it doesn’t take much these days, but I do LOVE my coffee!

Here’s how to get a FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice! (The short version is that you get the drink free when you buy 1lb or more of coffee at Starbucks with your registered Starbucks card.)

Step 1: Dig in your wallet for that Starbucks card you either use ALL the time or that one you got back at Christmas but you’ve forgotten about. If you’ve come up dry, swing by your nearest Starbucks to pick up a Starbucks card (you can even do this via the drive-thru) or purchase one online right now.

Step 2: Is your Starbucks card already registered on their site? If so, skip to Step 3. If not, stick with me. Register that Starbucks card by clicking here. (If you don’t already have a Starbucks online account, they’ll walk you through that quick, easy, and free process.)

Step 3: Go to your nearest Starbucks location and purchase some fresh coffee — 1 lb. or more — to make at home or give as a gift. (Think about your journeys this summer! A bag of coffee makes a great host/hostess gift! Not sure what to buy?My favorite is Cafe Verona, but Breakfast Blend or House Blend are always “safe” for gifts. ) Be sure to use that registered Starbucks card to make your purchase.

Step 4: Order your FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice when you purchase that fresh coffee. ENJOY!

Expires: unknown

 

50% OFF Starbucks Frappuccino during Happy Hour! May 9, 2010

Here’s a happy hour deal that won’t leave you with a headache the next day! (You’ll just get a momentary one if you slurp too fast…)

Through May 16th, Starbucks is hosting Happy Hour 3pm-5pm daily! Their Frappuccinos are 50% OFF during this time.  These blended drinks are available with or without a coffee base, in regular or light, with a variety of flavor options, and in a variety of sizes. Treat Mom to one today! (Calories don’t count on Mother’s Day!)

Find a Starbucks near you.

Expires: May 16, 2010