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Reminder: 1 more day to enter the Blue Bell ice cream giveaway!

Posted March 20, 2012

Reminder: There is one more day to enter the Blue Bell ice cream coupon giveaway! To enter, click the link in the box to the left for Blue Bell Ice Cream Giveaway and leave a comment at the bottom of that post (not this one) about your favorite way to eat ice cream (in a sundae, in a cone, with colored sprinkles, plain in a cup, etc).  Only comments posted on the original giveaway announcement will be counted for the giveaway.

We are giving away TEN free product coupons on Wednesday at 1:00 pm so don't miss your chance to enter!

Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas, has been around since 1907. They sell their ice cream at grocery stores in 20 states and now it is available here in the Triangle.

According to their website, they are the third best-selling ice cream in the country! I have heard great things about Blue Bell and look forward to trying it myself. The flavor choices I saw at my local Lowes Foods look fabulous AND they are a full 1/2 gallon container!

Blue Bell will be carried by area Lowes Foods, Kroger and Walmart stores. You will also find Blue Bell at other chain and independent grocery stores, drugstores and convenience stores and it is served at Carraba’s and Outback Steakhouse restaurants. You should be able to find Blue Bell in the following areas as of March 19th:

Chapel Hill
Holly Springs
Wake Forest

My thanks to Blue Bell for offering the free product coupons!


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  • nj2nc Mar 20, 2012

    I've waited years for Blue Bell to come to the Triangle! Key Lime Pie (which was a discontinued seasonal flavor) is not only my favorite flavor made by this brand, but of all time!!

  • alanitabecker Mar 20, 2012

    With summer coming, ice cream is a favorite treat for our family.

  • jholland Mar 20, 2012

    Living in NC all my life, I have only heard of Blue Bell ice cream in my travels. It is exciting that is coming to our area. Hurray!!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 20, 2012

    emtpcrafter - you are so funny! You are an ice cream stalker! Glad you got some samples.

    Reminder to everyone - if you want to be entered in the contest you need to enter on the original post, as I indicated above. Posting a comment on this thread will not get you an entry for the ice cream coupons.

  • emtpcrafter Mar 20, 2012

    the folks from blue bell were great today at WRAL. we waited outside with a welcome to the carolinas sign and they took our picture with the creamery lady and the truck! and gave us some free samples which we passed out all afternoon telling everyone "here's a little taste of Texas" it was great! wish we hadn't have run out. thanks to Ms. Faye for letting me know they were coming to wral, once in a lifetime experience!

  • maryronbrady Mar 20, 2012

    I haven't met a Blue Bell I haven't liked! Ate Blue Bell all last summer in Asheville, NC. Heard it was headed this way, HURRAHHH! It's here! Don't miss it! Some flavors are seasonal so check it out each time you are in the grocery store.

  • jessiehedrick Mar 20, 2012

    Just luv Blue Bell Vanilla in a dish with chopped pecans and either chocolate or carmel syrup on top.

  • tnjed Mar 20, 2012

    It is shocking to see what an actual half gallon of ice cream really looks like.

  • arahimib Mar 20, 2012

    I have had Blue Bell ice cream once before and I absolutely loved it. I have not been able to find it around here. If I got the coupon for the free product I would share it with my best friends.

    Faye-- thank you for posting these articles. I can't wait to read them everyday.

  • ljones5 Mar 20, 2012

    I had Blue Bell for the first time this past summer in Tennessee, it was amazing. I am excited to see it hit more area's of the triangle. It have been in Pittsboro for quite a bit.