Archive | February, 2012

Chick-fil-A: Free Breakfast Entree in CO, NC, and SC

29 Feb

Attention readers in Denver, CO; Wilmington, NC; and Columbia, SC. On March 5-10, 2012, Chick-fil-A is offering free breakfast entries to anyone who makes a reservation. Simply pick your location, day, and desired pick-up time. Unlike other events in the past, you can choose which breakfast entrée you’d like to eat.

Click on one of the locations below if you’d like to make a reservation for an upcoming FREE breakfast entrée event being hosted by your local Chick-fil-A®Operator. Please make sure you choose your reservation date and time carefully as changing a reservation is not possible.

Participating Locations
If you don’t see your city listed above, click here to become a Chick-fil-A Insider and be the first to know about events in your area.

Breakfast Menu Items

Chick-fil-A Chick-n-MinisChicken, Egg & Cheese on Sunflower Multigrain BagelSausage, Egg, and Cheese BiscuitBacon, Egg & Cheese BiscuitMultigrain Oatmeal
Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit Chicken Breakfast BurritoSausage Breakfast BurritoChick-fil-A Spicy Chicken BiscuitYogurt Parfait with Granola

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes from Williams-Sonoma

28 Feb

In honor of IHOP’s National Pancake Day, I decided to review one of my favorite pancake mixes. Yup, that’s right folks, Mrs. Dish Dash Dime isn’t always making things from scratch, I’m just always trying to make things yummy and easy. And this recipe couldn’t be an easier or tastier way to celebrate such a carbo-laden day.

Sometimes, I like a little help in the kitchen. That’s where Williams-Sonoma’s Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Waffle & Pancake mix make my life a bit easier. This flavorful blend of spices has become a favorite in this household.

The directions are straight forward and simple. Combine the mix with butter, eggs, and milk to make pancakes or waffles.

For me, I wanted to make a small batch of pancakes for my hungry hubby. To make the smaller batch, I combined 1 cup of mix with 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 cup of skim milk, and 1 egg, separated. I separate the egg because I fold in the egg white at the end.

The recommended portion on the mix makes 9 5-inch pancakes, using 2 1/4 cup of mix.

I used a whisk to add some air to my egg white to give the batter a light and fluffy texture.

Then combine them with a batter blender, being very careful to not over-beat. The egg white should be gently added in as a last step. The smell of the batter should be heavenly at this point.

Heat a skillet to medium high and spray with vegetable oil. Carefully pour out whatever size pancakes you desire. I like smaller ones because they are easier to flip. But if you have a griddle, make those giant ones and flips away.

The pancakes are ready to be flipped when bubbles form and stay. Be sure to watch the heat on the pan. Too high and they’ll cook too fast to cook all the way through. Too low heat, and the texture will turn out funny.

Enjoy them plain, with warm maple syrup. For non-maple syrup connoisseurs, my hubby prefers blueberry syrup or plain. Apple preserves would also make a great topping. Or for a desert, make Belgian waffles with the mix and top with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce.

Gevalia Coffee: FREE sample!

28 Feb

Walmart is offering a free sample of the delicious Gevalia Coffee. Click on the link here to get the FREE sample of Gevalia Coffee. On the page, click on the blue ribbon on the right side that says, “Get a Free Sample.” They say it will arrive in about 4 weeks.


Thanks Hip 2 Save

IHOP: FREE Pancake Day

27 Feb

It’s baaaaack!

Each guest at participating IHOPs, around the nation, on Tuesday, February 28th will receive a free short stack of pancakes. That’s three medium-sized buttermilk wonders for those who don’t frequent this house of casual breakfast eats and more.

I’ve been to IHOP’s Free Pancake Day the last two years as part of my volunteer position in high school ministry at my church. We would take the entire group, usually 40-60 teens and head over to IHOP on their National Pancake Day. We’d usually scare them at first, until we ordered more than the free stuff, tipped the overly tired wait staff, and donated money for the cause. It was an absolute madhouse, but a wonderful way to have fun and show teens that they can give and get at the same time.

But they don’t just give away their free pancakes for fun – they do it to help raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network. See below for more details:

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 28, 2012, guests from around the country are invited to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes.* In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© and other designated local charities.

Maybe I’ll see you there?!

FREE: Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

27 Feb

Hurry! Only 25,000 available!! Snag a FREE Burt’s Bee’s Lip Balm by simply liking them on Facebook and then filling out an easy form. They are celebrating reaching one million likes. Wow!

Your lip balm will arrive in 4-6 weeks.

Night Owl Giveaway WINNER!

25 Feb

Let’s say a big “Congratulations” to our third Dish Dash Dime winner!

Drum roll please…

da da dah da da dah da da dah

The winner is Connie Smith! Congrats!

She said “chips!!! it seems like i cant get enough of them!!

You really can’t eat just one! They are so addicting and always are an easy solution when I’m craving salty foods.

To receive your prize, please contact me. Thanks for entering everyone. They’ll be more giveaways soon! We’ll go a $10 giveaway once we reach 600 fans on Facebook.

Night Owl Flash Giveaway! – Extended to Morning!

24 Feb

Giveaway extended to include all my early morning friends! You now have until 10 AM MST to enter this giveaway!

Its time for another Dish Dash Dime giveaway!

Tonight, we have a $5 Amazon Gift Card! As we grow, so will the prizes. So be sure to pass on the fun at Dish Dash Dime to your friends!

To enter, all you need to do is comment below with your favorite comfort food.

You can also gain one extra entry by Following Dish Dash Dime on twitter. Be sure to leave an extra comment with your twitter name if you do.

Giveaway ends at 4:00AM, MST. Winner will be chosen using and posted tomorrow. 

Good luck!

Bon Appetit Magazine – $5 for 1 Year

24 Feb

I get a lot of my cooking and baking ideas from pictures. And when there is a nice convenient recipe on the opposite page, I get myself in the kitchen faster than you can say, “Bon Appetit“! So I was excited to come across this deal.

Get a year subscription to Bon Appetit for only $5. Click here to go to the website and then add 1, 2 or 3 years subscription to your cart. When you go to the checkout page, enter coupon code 6082 to knock your price down to $5/year. This is a great discount on the cover price, and an over 50% discount on their website’s best price.

KitchenAid Saute Pan OR Skillet : $14

24 Feb


Kohl’s has KitchenAid cookware on a great sale. They have both a saute pan and a skillet for $14 each. They will show up at $17.99, marked down from $69.99 and $34.99, respectively. Then use coupon code ‘FEBSHOP20‘ for 20% off.

There is a small shipping charge of $5.95 for one item. If you need more, or if you need other items, shipping is free when you spend $50.

Forever 21: Free Shipping, No Minimum

23 Feb

Today ONLY- Feb 23rd, 2012Forever 21 has free shipping sitewide, no minimum order required. Use code, ‘ FREESHIP21 ‘ on your checkout page to see the discount. Usually for this offer, you have to spend $50. So for me, this is a great deal and a great time to stock up on their earrings that start at $1.50/each. Check out their sales items here.

Forever 21 is full of trendy, inexpensive fashion styles. Because of that, I always buy things on sale and only with free shipping. To me, it’s really only worth it then. From my personal experience, most of their clothing will last through about one year’s worth of normal washing/drying. And jewelry will last longer, depending on how you care for it (don’t wear it to bed, in the shower, in the pool, spray perfume, or use lotion with it on). So when this sale comes around, I jump right on it!

This time around I snagged two pairs of earrings and a navy cardigan (that I’ve needed for a while) for $11 shipped to my door in about a week. So while these items won’t be essential, long-lasting staples in my wardrobe, they will update my look without breaking the bank. PS>> I also wanted another cardigan that was only $2.99, but it sold out before I could add everything to my bag. So here’s a great TIP – if you find something you love for a great price. Checkout ASAP!

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