Monthly Archives: October 2010

McDonald’s McRib is Back for a Limited Time!

The elusive McRib sandwich has returned to McDonald’s. It pops up occasionally in certain parts of the country, usually during the winter months or around Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years when diners are looking for an inexpensive warm meal. This year’s rumor is that McDonald’s is going to be offering the McRib nationwide for the first time in 15 years!

Walking by my local McDonald’s yesterday, I noticed the posters on the windows proclaiming this most blessed event! This pork patty sandwich with pickles and onions is actually very good and well worth the price which remains under $3 in most locations. In my town, a McRib sandwich only is $2.79 while the Extra Value Meal (sandwich, fries, and a drink) will set you back just $4.79. Again, we rate this to be a good value. If you want “something different” next time you’re at McDonald’s, get your hands on a McRib!

Don Pablo’s Coupon: $8.99 Endless Enchiladas

Don Pablo’s has Grande Meals and Loco Deals for you to enjoy!

Three Don Pablo’s coupons just arrived in my mailbox this morning! Two of these are for $5.00 off any food purchase of $15.00 or more on Saturday and Sunday. The third coupon entitles you to 10% off any Don Pablo’s Fiesta to Go order.

Don’t forget about Don Pablo’s daily specials:

– Fajita Forever Mondays features all you can eat chicken or steak fajitas for just $10.99.

– All You Can Eat Tacos on Tuesdays are just $6.99. Your choice of beef or chicken, soft or crispy.

– Fajitas Wednesdays means your choice of chicken or beef fajitas for just $8.99. That’s a savings of $4!

– Endless Enchilada Thursdays with all you can eat Three Amigos Enchiladas for only $8.99.

Plus, drink specials every day with BIG, BIGGER, and BIGGEST drafts and ‘ritas!

The new Don Pablo’s Fiesta to Go Meals start at just $6.50 per person. Featuring 4 Fiesta Meals (complete with sides) and 5 Fiesta Platters (sides sold separately.)

Stop in today for a delicious meal from Don Pablo’s. Big Tex, Bold Mex.

Cricket Wireless $35/Month Unlimited Talk & Text

Are you familiar with Cricket Communications? Cricket is an up-and-coming wireless cell phone provider. Their coverage area has grown substantially, now covering over 90% of the U.S. population. Cricket is currently offering a plan that’s nearly impossible to beat: $35.00 per month for unlimited talk and texting. Includes long distance, voicemail and caller ID. Plus, Cricket is a pay-as-you-go prepaid cellular service. This means you don’t have to sign a contract!

For an extra $10 per month (total $45), you also get picture messaging, video messaging, call waiting, 3-way calling, 411 (directory assistance), mobile web, call forwarding, data backup, international text, and navigation. Plans are also available for your Android or Blackberry smart phone. If you don’t use your phone every day, you might want to check out Cricket’s PAYGo prepaid cell plans, offering unlimited features for as a little as $1.00 per day! If you’re considering changing cell phone providers, be sure to give Cricket a look before you sign another wireless contract!

Church’s Chicken Coupons: $1.99 2 Piece Leg/Thigh

If you’re in an area served by Church’s Chicken, check your mailbox and newspaper. This month’s coupon insert features 9 great deals:

– $1.99 2 piece leg & thigh, mashed potatoes & biscuit. Code: 1625

– $3.49 4 Tender Strips & biscuit. Code: 1627

– $9.99 8 piece mixed & large mashed potatoes. Code: 1629

– $9.99 8 piece legs & thigh, large mashed potatoes, large cole slaw & 4 biscuits. Code: 1631

– $19.99 18 piece mixed & 9 biscuits. Code: 1633

– FREE strawberry shortcake with purchase of a 3 piece mixed combo. Code: 1626

– $1 off any combo meal (2 coupons.) Code: 1628

– $2 off any family meal. Code: 1630

– $10 off any catering order of $100 or more. Code: 1634

All offers require coupon and are valid through November 30, 2010. Valid on Veterans Day.

Super 8 Motel: Stay 3 Nights, Save 20%

Now at Super 8 motel, you can get 20% off the Best Available Rate when you stay at least three consecutive nights or more! Just book your travel through March 15th, 2011 and complete your stay by March 31, 2011. Some restrictions apply. Check Super 8’s website for complete details.

Paradiso Mexican Restaurant FREE Birthday Meal

Paradiso Mexican Restaurant gets my vote for best Mexican food in the state of North Dakota! When I go up to visit my grandmother, I usually stop at the Fargo location.

At Paradiso, birthdays are special! You get to choose anything on the lunch or dinner menu absolutely FREE, whether you’re turning 8 or 80! Proof of ID required. Go ahead, bring your friends and family, and get your free birthday meal at Paradiso. Now with 5 locations in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, and Minot. Paradiso Mexican Restaurant where chips are free, dinner extra (except on your birthday!)

Davanni’s Pizza 35th Anniversary Specials

Anyone who has lived in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota is familiar with Davanni’s. Some of us even remember Pontillo’s, the early predecessor of Davanni’s. Pontillo’s opened their first restaurant back in 1975, at the corner of Cleveland and Grand in St. Paul. The word of Pontillo’s authentic New York style pizza quickly spread and more locations were added. As a teenager growing up in Apple Valley, I spent lots of time at the Bloomington Pontillo’s. It was located on Lyndale Avenue, just north of 98th Street.

The original Pontillo’s opened in Buffalo, New York, back in 1947. As Pontillo’s expanded in the Twin Cities, they needed a name that could be trademarked. Davanti’s means “leader” in Italian. A slight modification produced “Davanni’s”, and the name change became effective on August 15, 1983. Though I have since moved away from Minnesota, a trip home to see family and friends always means a visit to Davanni’s.

To commemorate 35 years of great pizza & hoagies, Davanni’s October Celebration is taking place from Monday, October 4-Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. It may be their anniversary, but YOU get the deals:

•”35% OFF One Menu Item” coupons: Get a coupon for a 35% discount on one menu item that you can redeem throughout the month of October.

•Davanni’s Daily Trivia: Answer the “Davanni’s Question of the Day”, and get 35 cents off your bill.

•Davanni’s 35TH Anniversary Commemorative Calendars: Buy a beautiful 15-month calendar for only $3.50. Each calendar includes a coupon sheet of 15-monthly “Buy one, get one FREE” coupons.

•Classic Posters: See “vintage” posters, including a poster of the original 1975 Pontillo’s menu.

•Kiddy Placemats: Fill out a special commemorative two-sided kiddy placemat, one side for younger kids and one side for older kids.

These specials are taking place every day between now and Halloween. Stop by Davanni’s and enjoy a fresh pizza, hot hoagie, calzone, pasta, salad, or other delicious menu items today!

Lone Star Steakhouse 2 for $20 Dinner/Appetizer

It’s back for a limited time: Lone Star Steakhouse’s 2 for $20.00 promotion. Choose two complete entrées from 18 available choices:

– Mesquite-Grilled BBQ Chicken
– 6 ounce San Antonio Sirloin
– Classic Sirloin Dip Sandwich
– 6-ounce Bacon Wrapped Sirloin
– Chopped Steak with Rich Mushroom Gravy
– Lone Star Cheeseburger
– Signature Steak and Wedge Salad
– Sidewinder Chicken Sandwich
– Garlic Lover’s Medallions
– Fried Catfish
– Texas Cheesesteak
– Bacon & Bleu Cheese Melt
– The Perfect Chicken Sandwich
– Mesquite-Grilled Chicken
– Bacon & Bleu Burger
– Swiss & Mushroom Burger
– Bubba Burger
– Chicken Caesar Salad

Don’t forget your appetizer:

– Spinach & Artichoke Dip
– Texas Rose
– Steak Queso

Each meal comes with one or two sides, depending on the item. The 2 for $20 dinner deal is available for a limited time at participating Lone Star Steakhouse restaurants. Not available in Alaska, California, or Florida.

Dairy Queen $3.99 Chicken Strip Basket Deal

This month’s Dairy Queen special is a good one: during October, the DQ Chicken Strip Basket is only $3.99! You get 4 crispy chicken strips of 100% white meat whole tenderloins, golden fries, Texas Toast, and your choice of Country Gravy or other delicious dipping sauces. Enjoy a tasty meal at the unbeatable price of just $3.99.

Sale price valid through October 31, 2010 at participating Dairy Queen/Brazier/Grill & Chill restaurants.