25% off at CherryBerry today and tomorrow!

Heads-up, Willmarites! CherryBerry of Willmar is once again offering a discount for us froyo lovers!

Today and tomorrow, March 23rd and 24th, CherryBerry is offering 25% off all purchases.

I’m not sure there’s any better way to celebrate the arrival of spring! Now if we could only get the spring weather to stay…

Caribou BOGO!

Today only, March 19th, Caribou Coffee is offering buy-one-get-one-free coffees for all Caribou Perks members!

To become a Perks member, you basically just need to give the barista your phone number. Each time you use a perk, they’ll ask for your number, and that’s all you need to verify your identity! You can begin the process on Caribou’s website to start receiving e-mail updates and offers.

I’ve been a Caribou Perks member for a year or so, and I can vouch for this program. It’s free, there are deals quite often, and they don’t spam you with constant e-mail. It’s definitely a #win in my book!

Best of all, it’s always fun to surprise someone with an unexpected mocha or chai. ūüôā My coworkers and I love to find random people to bless with a coffee – sometimes that’s all it takes to brighten someone’s day just a little! If you don’t have somebody to share a BOGO with, I can assure you that most anyone would love to be on the receiving end, and it’s just as fun to be the giver!

Check out the Caribou Perks program if you haven’t already – you can support a local Minnesota company, fuel your caffeine addiction, and maybe even make someone’s day in the process. ūüôā

1/2 Price Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry Today!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I can claim no Irish blood, but I am totally on board with wearing green if it wins me some discounted froyo…

And it’s our lucky day!

Today only in celebration of St. Patty’s, CherryBerry of Willmar is offering 50% off your yogurt! All you need to do is show up in green and present¬†the coupon from the Willmar CherryBerry’s Facebook page.

See you at the toppings bar!

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen!


Attention, Willmarites!

Today just so happens to be Dairy Queen’s 75th anniversary, and participating Dairy Queen locations across the U.S. are giving away free vanilla cones to celebrate!

This deal is only good today, March 16th, so hurry to your favorite DQ before it closes for the night! I just grabbed my complimentary cone from the 1st Street Dairy Queen, and it was every bit as sweet and creamy as any DQ cone should be.

If you’re feeling generous,¬†participating stores are accepting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Be sure to leave a little something if you have some extra cash or change on hand!

Since the newly constructed Highway 12 Dairy Queen is still getting its finishing touches for a late spring opening, run to the 1st Street location before 9:30 p.m. to take advantage of this freebie!

Rumor has it that the Spicer location is also participating in this event, but I have yet to confirm this. Spicer’s DQ is open until 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy your ice cream tonight! #winningWillmar


Hello, Willmarites, and welcome to #WillmarWins!

If you’re anything like me, you probably feel out of the loop sometimes when it comes to Willmar and the surrounding areas. You wonder what – if anything – is going on in¬†this community, and you get frustrated when you Google to no avail, finding nothing but two-year-old Yelp! reviews and¬†old calendars that have never been updated. Restaurants open and close; events come and go,¬†and half of us don’t seem to know about any of it until it’s all over.

Maybe you love this town as much as I do, and you know that there must be hidden gems waiting to be discovered around the Willmar area and Kandiyohi County (That’s can-dee-o-HIGH for you foreigners, not can-dee-YO-hee like some Twin Cities natives might¬†incorrectly suggest).

Or maybe you’ve found these gems already, and you’re dying to spread the word!

Where can you find the¬†most decadent desserts¬†in all of Kandiyohi County? Do any stores around here stay open 24-7? What’s on the menu at LuLu Beans? Which lake is best for families with young kids? What is there to do in this town?

Let’s find out. There are plenty of #wins to be found in the Willmar area, and I’m determined to pin them down, with your help!

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