Chick-fil-A Westfield Mother Son Date Night Registration is open and check your local Chick-fil-A for details!

Chick-fil-A in Westfield hosts an annual mother son date night every year.    We’ve been to the Westfield location twice, and they always make it a special event for the moms and their little dates.  This year’s event takes place on Saturday, March 21 starting at 5 pm up until 8 pm.  The reservations are in hour increments. Chick-fil-A’s across the nation host this event so check for your local event if you do not live in the Indianapolis area.  The Chick-fil-A in Westfield gives you tableside service and free limo rides!  There are other special things they do every year as well.  There are limited reservations so make sure to make yours today if you want to participate:  http://www.cfawestfield-mothersondatenight.eventbrite.com.

Supporting Small, Local Businesses: With Sugar on Top and a giveaway!

For my Indianapolis readers, I am hoping to start a segment for shopping local and supporting local.  The current feature is on a friend’s cupcake business called With Sugar on Top.  My friend Siae has has made custom cupcakes for me before so I can vouch for how good they taste!   The first time was for a 40th Birthday and then again for a family member’s birthday.  Her prices are $18 for a dozen cupcakes for chocolate and vanilla cupcakes.   These flavors cost $20/dozen:   red velvet, mocha, chocolate chip, mint chocolate (my personal favorite), and strawberry.  The frosting flavors to choose from include:  chocolate, mint chocolate, cream cheese, vanilla, starwberry, and mocha.  She can also create fondant cupcakes and a dozen of the fondant cupcakes are $30.  She can also make custom order cakes, but the prices will vary so contact Siae for a quote.  With Sugar on Top is offering 25% off a dozen regular cupcakes for the 250th like on her page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/With-Sugar-on-Top/233395856674480, and she will give a free dozen to her 300th like on her page.    She can be contacted for birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and any special event which involves cupcakes or cakes!   Stay tuned for my next blog post on another business venture of Siae’s and also on other local favorite businesses.

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Panera $5 off one Asian-Inspired Broth Bowl Coupon plus free coffee, hot tea, or soda for watching short videos

Do you live near a Panera?  Are you a Panera Rewards member?  If not, it’s free to sign-up here:  https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/mypanera/registration-page.html.

You’ll want to head here and sign-up for a free Panera account and get rewarded by watching three videos on their new Asian broth bowls by receiving a $5 off 1 broth bowl which will be loaded to your Panera account.  You can watch the videos here:  https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/menu-categories/broth-bowls.html.

If you watch all six of the videos, you will also receive a reward for a free coffee, hot tea, or soda!   You will have two weeks to use your rewards before they expire, and you should see a message after completing the videos about your rewards being added to your account.   I know with the cold weather we’ve been having in the Mid-West, this will make a perfect lunch or dinner!

Goodwill: Storewide 50% off Central Indianapolis locations first Saturday in March and April

Goodwill in Central Indianapolis has 50% off on the first Saturday of the month coming up in March and April.  I have a key fob for when our family makes donations to Goodwill and am on their email list and received this email about the next 50% off sale happening on March 7th:

Not just one 50% off color…but the WHOLE STORE! 

Mark your calendars for the first Saturday in March (April too, while you’re at it) ! Our central Indiana Goodwill stores will be having their 50% off storewide sale, our Goodwill Outlets will have their Blowout Sale, and even our two Vintage Vogue stores will be 50% off storewide!

I was excited to see that they have a Vintage Vogue store (just sounds like fun!) in two locations and they will also be 50% off:  http://www.vintagegw.com/.  Their store locations in central Indianapolis:  http://www.goodwillindy.org/mod/shop/locations/.   The Goodwill Outlets are located here:  http://www.goodwillindy.org/mod/shop/outlet/.  I have heard you can find some good deals in the outlets, but be prepared by wearing thick gloves to search the items.

Anthem Security Breach: Sign-up for 24 months of free credit monitoring and repair

If you have had an Anthem plan dating back to 2004, you may be eligible to sign-up for 24 months of free credit monitoring.  The plans include these names and the following states:  This includes customers of Anthem, Inc. companies Amerigroup, Anthem and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, Caremore, Unicare and HealthLink. Additionally customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies who used their Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance in one of fourteen states where Anthem, Inc. operates may be impacted and are also eligible: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin.  For more information and to sign-up for the free 24 months of credit monitoring, please visit:  http://www.anthemfacts.com.   Once you sign-up, you will receive a separate email with your activation code for the free 24 months of credit monitoring.  Since the impact of the security breach is not yet known, this is something you will want to do to proactively protect your information.

Local Indy friends: Shop for your Valentine and get two free vouchers to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

I am signed up to receive the City Center in Carmel emails and am happy to share this deal with local Indy friends who may be looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day.    If you spend $50 or more at Addendum Gallery, Bath Junkie, Silver Door Boutique Spa, and The Bike Line, you will receive two free vouchers good for the Saturday evening performance at 7:30 at the Palladium of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and the IU Singing Hoosiers.  Please contact the individual vendors to find out if they still have vouchers available and this offer is available from February 3 – February 13.  You do need to them call the Center for Performing Arts to redeem the voucher or present the vouchers in-person.   For more information on the offer or any of the participating vendors, click here:  http://www.carmelcitycenter.com/shop-show-tickets-carmel-symphony-orchestra-musical-valentine-2/.  For more information about the venue, please visit here:  http://www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org/tickets/production.aspx?PID=3181.  If you are looking for something to do prior to the event, the Carmel Arts District is also having a Valentine’s Day event as well:  Our Valentine’s Day Gallery walks are always so much fun. The galleries are bringing in allot of wonderful new art work, many pieces specially priced for perfect gift buying and giving. There will be free Carriage rides and free roses at each gallery for the first 300 visitors. Wine and Canvas will be joining us for a uniquely romantic painting class, all materials and the classes are free to all ages (no wine at this one) This painting class will be at Square Donuts 14 S. Range Line Rd. For more information please go to CarmelArtsandDesignDistrict.com and Carmel ArtsandDesign District on Facebook.

Meijer mPerks: Friday and Saturday 2/6 & 2/7 for 5% off grocery and health and beauty and mPerks Rewards

If you need any groceries or health and beauty items, tomorrow, Friday 2/6 and Saturday 2/7, there is a 5% off mPerks coupon.  Go here to clip the coupon:  https://mperks.meijer.com/mperks.   You can only use this one time so make sure to say “Yes” when checking out when you do want to redeem the coupon.  Have you signed up for the mPerks Rewards?  This is a completely separate tab and you need to clip the various categories.  The rewards accumulate for 28 days and when you’ve met the goal in one particular category, you earn a reward.  After 24 hours have passed, you can go in and clip the reward to your account to be used on your next purchase.