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Friday freebies AND giveaway 9/23

Posted September 23, 2011

It’s Friday and time for some freebies and a delicious giveaway! You are going to LOVE this one!


To celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Mellow Mushroom in Cary, they have donated 2 gift certificates worth $50 each good at the Cary location! Yay for Mellow Mushroom! The new restaurant opens on Monday, September 26th and is located at 4300 NW Cary Parkway, Cary, NC. Click HERE for more information about the store on their Facebook page. They will also have various food and drink specials during the week to celebrate the opening.

To enter to win one of the 2 gift certificates, post your favorite pizza toppings in the comment section below. I’ll randomly chose a winner on Monday, 9/26 at 1:00 PM. Good luck!


Free sample Disney Gummies vitamins. Click HERE.

Papa Johns is giving away 1 million pizzas during the NFL season this year! That’s 60,000 FREE large 1-topping pizzas per week! To qualify to win, you have to be a new or existing Papa Johns Rewards customer and if you win they will deposit reward points in to your Papa Johns rewards account equal to a free pizza, which you then redeem by ordering online. Click HERE to sign up for the rewards program.

Free Lowe’s workshop on Saturday, September 24. This week, the kids are building a Fire Truck complete with stickers and a working siren! On October 8th, the kids will be building a Halloween Monster Machine. To sign up for the workshops, click HERE.

Michael’s craft stores FREE American Girl Doll event: Bring your American Girl Doll and cook up a FREE Make-It Take-It Breakfast Plate and get a Chef Hat. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up. Saturday, 9/24 from 10 am – 12 noon. click HERE for more information.

Free admission to museums across the country on Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day. Some of the museums include Marbles Kids Museum, Fascinate-U Children's Museum in Fayetteville and Imagination Station Science Museum in Wilson. Thanks to Sarah with GoAskMom for the information! Click HERE for more details and to find a museum near you!

There are also a number of other kid-friendly free activities and events happening this weekend including 29th annual Storytelling Festival at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh, Cary Caribbean Festival, Carrboro Music Festival and more! For all the details from Sarah at GoAskMom, click the link in the box above for Weekend Plans!

Free sample of Cold Stone Creamery ice cream on Tuesday, September 27th from 5-8pm. The event is the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You will get a free 3 oz. sample of Sprinkled with Wishes™ Creation™ - Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Brownie, Rainbow Sprinkles and Fudge. They do encourage you to make a donation and all proceeds will go to the Make-s-Wish Foundation. Click HERE for more information.

Printable coupon for $1.50 off ANT 2 M&M’s products (9.4 oz or larger). This one will be great to use with the upcoming Halloween candy sales! Click HERE for the coupon.



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 26, 2011

    And the 2 winners of the $50 Mellow Mushroom Gift Certificates are:



    Congratulations to you both!! I will send you an e-mail in a few minutes with details on how to get your gift cards.

    Thanks to all for playing!

    There are still 5 more days in National Coupon Month so stay tuned for more giveaways!

  • 40andtired Sep 26, 2011

    I am a total meat lover: Italian sausage, pepperoni, beef, ham, bacon, then add extra cheese. I love black olives but when my daughter was a toddler, she took an olive and shoved it in her nostril. I almost freaked out and finally got it out with tweezers. Now that she's older, I still leave them off!!

  • jrbdst8 Sep 26, 2011

    I am a gal who loves spicy italian sausage, pepperoni, and extra cheese. Yummers!!! I can taste it NOW!!!!

  • tgarrett Sep 26, 2011

    Green olives are the best!!!

  • kcampbell113 Sep 26, 2011

    My favorite is pineapple and ham. Love Pizza!!

  • couponclipper0784 Sep 26, 2011

    I'm a meatlover's kinda gal. I love pepperoni, sausage, beef and bacon the most! :)

  • RaleighPirate Sep 26, 2011

    I am a traditionalist when it comes to pizza in the fact that I love the traditional toppings. Give me a pizza with mushrooms, pepperoni and sausage with extra cheese and I am a happy camper. I also stray off of the traditional path somewhat because I love dipping my pizza crust in ranch sauce or dressing.

  • ggrhodes Sep 25, 2011

    Mushrooms and pepperoni on a g-free crust

  • Wifeandkids Sep 25, 2011

    Sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms. Love pizza!

  • fung82 Sep 25, 2011

    Bacon on pizza is awesome!!!!