Friday Faves: My Favorite Restaurant

I’m more than a little nervous, but I’ve decided to participate in a weekly vlog prompt with some blogging friends and I plan to bring you a new video every week on Friday. I hope you’ll bear with me as I try to figure out this vlogging thing, and I aim to get better at it each week. This week’s topic is to tell you about our favorite restaurant and dish there.

Back when I was in college, so like 100 years ago, I dated this guy who owned an Indian restaurant called The Oven. I became addicted to the food – the guy turned out to be a jerk, but I got a love of Indian food out of the deal.

The problem is that since I moved back home the nearest Indian food restaurant has been about an hour drive away. Now there’s an Indian place in downtown Pensacola and I’m really dying to try it, but they’re only open for lunch so I’m trying to figure out a way to make that happen. I’m planning to give it a try and promise to report back!

What is your favorite restaurant and dish? I would love to hear all about it!

Are You Craving Turkey Yet?

Arby's Grand Turkey Club

The temperature is starting to drop, the stores are overrun with pumpkins, the kids just had their fall festival at school and I’m already craving turkey! Instead of waiting another month for a big turkey dinner, hubby and I swung by Arby’s yesterday and tried out their new Grand Turkey Club sandwich.

Arby's Grand Turkey Club

We’ve always been big Arby’s fans because we really like the fact that they slice their own roast beef right there in the restaurant as they need it so it’s always fresh when you order a sandwich. Plus it’s easy to please the kids on a budget with their menu. I think their new sliced turkey idea is brilliant and frankly I don’t understand what took so long!

Arby's Grand Turkey Club

We both ordered the new Arby’s Grand Turkey Club combos with curly fries and large drinks. Although my sandwich didn’t look nearly as pretty as the one in the sign on the way in, I have to say that it was definitely “served hot” as advertised and it was delicious! Hubby ordered his the regular way and I asked for mine without mayonnaise and we both greatly enjoyed our dinner. The Grand Turkey Club sandwich comes with freshly sliced roast turkey, melted Swiss cheese, pepper bacon (yum!), leaf lettuce, tomato and mayo on a harvest wheat bun.

My cheese was perfectly melty (the technical term!), the lettuce and tomato were fresh and colorful, the wheat bun had just the right hint of sweet and the turkey was really surprisingly moist. Turkey is known for being on the dry side and although I prefer to buy turkey lunch meat for the house, we always have to either eat it fast or it tends to dry out. My meal was so large that I ended up taking a bit of my sandwich home and I was really impressed with how juicy the turkey still was when I warmed it up later.

Arby's Grand Turkey Club

Of course there are also other choices when it comes to Arby’s new fresh sliced turkey – you can try out the Turkey Classic or the Turkey ‘n Cheddar Classic in addition to the Grand Turkey Club. They all look delicious but I highly recommend the Grand Turkey Club sandwich that I tried because the addition of pepper bacon is the perfect touch. It has “craveability” and is sure to cure your family’s turkey cravings through the holiday season and beyond.

Disclosure – This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Arby’s blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Hot New Quiznos Coupons Available!

Here are the latest coupon offers from Quiznos – get a Free Regular Fountain Drink With Purchase of any sub, large salad, large grilled flatbread, or choose 2.  Plus there is a $1 off a regular Sub or Large Salad or $2 off a Large Sub.  Simply click the banner above to print your coupons now!

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Kids Eat Free at Chili’s 2/21 & 2/22

Get a free kids’ meal with the purchase of any entree today and tomorrow at Chili’s with this coupon!  Multiple redemptions are allowed per table.

Daily Applebee’s Gift Card Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gift Card Weekend for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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One of my favorite things to receive during the holidays is restaurant gift cards so I’m thrilled to tell you about “Gilbert the Gift Card Machine” and how he’s giving away 100 gift cards a week leading up to Gift Card Weekend.

All you have to do is head over to Facebook and like the Gift Card Weekend page and you’ll have daily chances to win $25 Applebee’s gift cards from December 10th through the 18th.  You can also earn extra chances to win for every like you influence from sharing with your friends.

There are lots more giveaways during the rest of the month too so be sure to check back often!  All these fabulous giveaways are in celebration of Gift Card Weekend, an annual event where lots of great retailers give special offers for gift cards that are purchased during the holiday season and redeemed between January 6th and 8th.  I plan to hang on to any gift cards I get for Christmas to see what kind of additional savings and deals are available during the first big shopping weekend of the new year!

Here’s the list of participating Gift Card Weekend retailers:

  • Adidas
  • Applebee’s
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Giant Eagle
  • JCPenny
  • Lowe’s
  • Marriott
  • Regal Cinema
  • Sephora
  • Spa Finder
  • Subway

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New Chuck E. Cheese Coupons for Chucktober

Here are some great new Chuck E. Cheese coupons for October, plus your child can get 10 free tokens when you bring in a Chucktober coloring sheet!

1 Large 1 topping pizza, 3 soft drinks, 40 tokens + 10 bonus tokens for $19.99

1 Large 1 topping pizza, 4 soft drinks, 90 tokens + 20 bonus tokens for $29.99

Buy 100 tokens for $25 get 65 tokens free

Buy 60 tokens for $15 get 30 tokens free

1 Large 1 topping pizza, 1 all you can eat salad bar, 4 soft drinks plus 100 tokens for $39.99

Join Chuck E. Cheese E-Club For Exclusive Coupons

My kids are such huge Chuck E. Cheese fans that I can’t even drive by with them in the car unless I want to hear about it for the rest of the day!  Actually I’m a pretty big fan also because it’s a great way to entertain the kids for an afternoon or to do a birthday party on a budget!  Since they recently changed their pizza recipe, I even look forward to going back for that because it tastes fabulous, not at all like the cardboard pies I remember from when I used to beg to go as a kid.  If your kids love Chuck as much as mine do, then I’d highly recommend that you sign up here for Chuck E. Cheese’s® Coupons, it’s free and easy to join their e-club and you’ll love saving money with the terrific coupons they send out.

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New $5/$15 T.G.I.Friday’s Coupon

So I just got this $5/$15 T.G.I. Friday’s coupon in my email and immediately decided what I want for ‘date night’ dinner out with the hubby tomorrow!  The Jack Daniels burger in the photo is my favorite so I think I already know what I’m having even!  If there is a T.G.I.Friday’s near you, make sure you also sign up for the Give Me More Stripes rewards program.  I currently have 161 points – that’s enough to get either a FREE steak or ribs entree, or TWO FREE burgers or sandwiches.  Plus you also get other nice little surprise perks every once in awhile like free chips and salsa!  Be sure to check out our restaurant coupon database for deals at restaurants near you!

Kids Eat Free at Chili’s on 8/10

Chili’s is offering a tasty back to school deal – get a kids meal for free with the purchase of an adult entree on Wednesday, August 10th!  Free kids meal is available for kids 12 and under, limit two kids meals per each adult entree ordered.  Valid at participating locations.

Free Dessert or Appetizer at Chili’s on 7/27

Here’s a great Chili’s coupon for Wednesday, July 27th only – you can get your choice of a free appetizer or a free dessert with the purchase of an entree.  Limit of one per table.

If you can’t make it to Chili’s on Wednesday, you can still get a coupon for a FREE order of Chips & Queso here!