New London’s Ladies’ Night Out This Thursday!

Mark your calendars, ladies! This Thursday night, downtown New London is hosting its fall Ladies’ Night Out event. Several local businesses from Middle Fork Café to The Happy Sol will feature deals, prizes, and treats. Gals can stock up on cute fall outfits, join friends for a yummy dinner or dessert, find seasonal accessories for their homes, and just have a fun night out!

The event begins at noon for those of you who plan to skip out on work early, and for the rest of us, the shopping will continue until 8:00 p.m.

Participating businesses are listed in the photo above.

Ladies, see you in downtown New London this Thursday!

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes at Middle Fork!

Helpful hint for the hungry: it’s Pancake Saturday!!

Grab your appetite and head on over to the Middle Fork Café this morning for a pancake feast! All-you-can-eat pancakes are served the first Saturday of every month, and this special event is quite the affair. The warm, fluffy pancakes are ready in a jiffy (no pun intended – I’m certain no boxed mixes are involved in the preparation of this gourmet breakfast!), served in a steaming stack and ready to be loaded with toppings.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes from Middle Fork Cafe!

There’s a full table devoted to the accompaniments for your pancakes – fruit, chocolate, maple syrup, applesauce…and of course a little bit of whipped cream.

Or a lot. Your call.

I stopped by to try the endless pancake special for myself last month, and this deal is no joke! I had myself and my stomach convinced that I could down a lot more pancakes than I actually could…but my one full plate plus toppings did it for me. Next time I’ll have to come even hungrier. 🙂

All-you-can-eat pancakes are served from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month. They cost $5.95 for adults or $3.95 for children.

Don’t miss this fun breakfast tomorrow morning! Happy May!

Birthday Freebies in the Willmar Area

 

It just so happens to be my birthday today and, as everybody knows, the best part of birthdays is stocking up on freebies from local retailers!

In case you’re unfamiliar with this concept, many vendors offer free and discounted products on your big day to help you celebrate. Some deals are even redeemable throughout your entire birthday month!

Many retailers require that you sign up for their e-mail list ahead of time, so plan ahead, and be sure to have an ID on you if you’re 16 or older, just in case.

Here’s the full list of places in the area that offer birthday specials:
A&W: Free root beer float when you join the Mug Club
Arby’s: Free shake when you sign up for e-mails
Applebee’s: Free ice cream with either chocolate or strawberry sauce (and a free birthday song!)
Burger King: Free hamburger Kids Meal for kids under 13 years old (BK Crown membership required)
Caribou Coffee: Free medium drink when you join their e-mail list and provide a photo ID
CherryBerry: Free frozen yogurt and toppings of choice
Culver’s: Free ice cream surprise when you join their e-mail list (In the past, treats have included a scoop of custard and an ice cream sundae.)
Dairy Queen: BOGO Blizzard—mini, small or medium (Sign up for e-mails online to receive your birthday coupon and other deals throughout the year.)
Dunn Bros: Free birthday drink when you sign up for their e-mails
El Tapatio: Free dessert and song, plus you get the honor of wearing a sombrero!
Erbert and Gerbert’s: Free sandwich during your birthday month when you join the Sandwich Society (must pick up a card from an Erbert and Gerbert’s location)
LuLu Beans: Free cookie of choice
Green Mill: Free small one topping pizza for adults who join their rewards program, and free kids meal for kids who join the KidSpace birthday club (both offers valid through your birthday month!)
Panda Garden: Free buffet on your birthday with a valid ID and a party of 6+ people (print coupon here!)
Qdoba: Free burrito when you join their e-club
Redbox: Free DVD rental when you sign up for e-mails
Papa Murphy’s: Free cookie dough when you sign up for e-mails (You’ll also be the first to know about deals throughout the year!)
Pizza Ranch: Receive a $5 bonus on your card when you join the Ranch Rewards program AND take out a free cactus bread when you dine in.
Spicer Castle: Free birthday dinner (up to a $15 value)
Taco John’s: Free cini-sopapilla bites when you sign up for e-mails

Know of other local businesses that offer birthday freebies? Comment below and we’ll add them to the list!

Dine Out for United Way of West Central Minnesota

 

Over the past few weeks, a number of local restaurants have been donating percentages of their sales to United Way on designated days. A full list of participating eateries can be found here.

If you’ve missed out on any of these opportunities to eat out for charity, you’re in luck! There’s just one day left TOMORROW on Thursday, March 26th.

This Thursday, the following restaurants will be participating:
Cornerstone Coffee: $1 from every latte or mocha (iced, steamed, or blended)
Domino’s Pizza: 15% of all sales
Jack’s of New London: 25% of all sales
Ruff’s Wings and Sports Bar: 15% of sales with flyer
Spicer Castle: 10% of all sales

This is an easy way to support United Way while enjoying some yummy local eats! Check out the full United Way of West Central Minnesota site for more details.