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Friday freebies and giveaway!

Posted May 6, 2011 10:05 a.m. EDT

It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for a giveaway!

In honor of all the sweet moms out there this Mother’s Day weekend, this month’s giveaway is a Groupon coupon for 1 dozen FREE cookies from Monica’s Best Gourmet Cookies and includes all shipping and handling costs. As you can see on the website, they have some amazing flavors including White Chocolate Coconut Divine, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Iced Lemon, a number of sugar free options and more traditional flavors like peanut butter, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. You have until July 26 to use the coupon and it may take you until then to decide which flavor to order! Click HERE for the Monica’s Gourmet Cookies website.

To enter this giveaway, simply post a favorite memory of your mom or a favorite quote from your mom. My mom always used to say, “This too shall pass” and she was right.

I will randomly draw the winning name on Tuesday, May 10 at 3:00 PM and post the winning name soon after. Good luck!

Freebie Time!

FREE WRAL Wellness Weekend May 14 and 15th! Come join us at the NC State Fairgrounds in the Jim Graham Building on May 14th and 15th for the annual WRAL Wellness Weekend. This FREE event has activities and events for the whole family including a meal planning class (with sampling at the end!) that I will be teaching with Lisa Shively, a fabulous cookbook author. Other activities include health tests and screenings, valuable medical and health information, interactive sports activities, simulators, Healthy Cooking demonstrations, rock climbing and much more. Dr. Allen Mask and many other WRAL personalities will be at the WRAL booth throughout the event. The meal planning class I am teaching is at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 14 at the Healthy Cooking Stage. I’ll be at the WRAL booth on Saturday from 10 – 10:45 AM with some Smart Shopper shopping lists to give away so come by and say hi if you attend the event! Click HERE for more information on the Wellness Weekend.

Denny’s free Pancake Puppies Sundae: Send a Mother’s Day card through the Denny’s Facebook page and they will send her a coupon for a FREE Pancake Puppies Sundae (not sure if a purchase is required). Click HERE for more details.

If you are heading to Denny’s, here’s a coupon for 2 free strips of bacon added to your meal. Click HERE for the coupon.

Free admission to a national public garden near you on Friday, May 6th including the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Click HERE to sign up and print your admission coupon.

Free breakfast at Ikea on Sunday, May 8th (if you live near one). If you visit before 11 am it looks like everyone gets free breakfast! This one is for all the Charlotte readers since we don’t have one here in the Raleigh area. Click HERE for the details.

Free sample of Phenom Coconut Water from GNC with coupon through May 15. Click HERE for the coupon.

Green Giant Potatoes 5 lb bag BOGO coupon. Thanks to commonsensewithmoney.com for this one! Click HERE for the coupon.

Athenos Greek Yogurt .75/2 coupon on coupons.com. Click HERE for the coupon.

Raleigh Coupon Cocktail: There is a new local coupon source called Raleigh Coupon Cocktail. They offer coupons to a number of local businesses including many small businesses. This is a great way to support our local companies! Click HERE for their website.

Cold Stone Creamery is offering all Moms $2 Love It Signature Creations all Sunday long for Mother’s Day! Click HERE for their Facebook page and more information.