Caribou Caffeination: August Edition

How is it already August?

It’s hard to accept that summer is slowly coming to a close and that our remaining lake days are numbered.

But summer’s not over yet!

And Caribou Coffee has the perfect plan to keep you cool and caffeinated over the next few weeks of warmth.

Caribou Perks has introduced an August rewards plan that gives opportunities for special deals each Thursday in August. All you do is check in at Caribou each Monday, and each Thursday you’ll get a special Caribou Perk!

If you check in each week, you’ll also earn a bonus Perk at the end of the month – a free medium coffee of choice!

And we know it’s all about the freebies around here. 🙂

Happy Monday, friends! Grab your coffees and let’s get to work – it’s going to be a good week! ☕️

Take your mom out this Mother’s Day!

 

 

Let’s face it: moms are pretty much rockstars. They cook, they clean, they care for, they cheer us on…

Moms are awesome. Just ask Kid President.

So how are you treating your mom today?

A suggestion? Take her out for a  meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anything in between.  It doesn’t matter which one or where, as long as it’s something that considers her tastes and doesn’t require her to do the dishes.

Here are my top picks in the Willmar area:
Applebee’s: Whether your mom’s craving surf and turf or the best salad in town, Applebee’s has it all.
Bello Cucina: Open especially for Mother’s Day if your mom’s in the mood for a meal with European flair. Brunch is $17.00.
Caribou Coffee: For the moms who need an afternoon pick-me-up. Extra whip, please!
Cherry Berry: A froyo break is the perfect afternoon snack to share with your mama…plus it’s on the healthier side!
Dairy Queen: Treat your mom to a classic cone or Blizzard this afternoon. Cotton Candy is the flavor of the month!
Green Mill: The most popular brunch in town! There’s pasta, seafood, prime rib, and something for everybody.
Hillcrest: Classic diner food draws families in every year when they want to give Mom a break from the kitchen!
LuLu Beans: A Willmar original with the best blended mocha in town!
McMillan’s: The place to go for a buffet that includes unlimited pie from the pie case. 🙂
The Oaks: An elegant place to dine for brunch or dinner.
Perkins: Let your mom enjoy French toast, French silk pie, a Mammoth Muffin, or the Tremendous Twelve!

Still uninspired? Try that special place your mom loves but rarely treats herself to. Whether it’s ice cream or steak, Chinese or coffee, treat your mom today. She deserves it. ❤️

Happy Mother’s Day, moms! We love you!

BOGO at Dunn Bros today!

Happy April Fool’s Day! Hope you’ve managed to dodge any and all pranks so far on this warm Minnesota day.

I am proud to report that this is no joke, ladies and gentlemen: Dunn Bros of Willmar has buy-one-get-one-free coffees today! Grab a friend or surprise someone special with a refreshing IceCrema this afternoon! I recommend the mocha flavor – with whipped cream. 🙂

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. 🙂 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. 🙂