Tagged Food

Win Ice Cream for a year from the Chocolate Shoppe!

You could win Ice Cream for a Year from the Chocolate Shoppe just for bringing in an item to our Baby Food Drive during Half-Pint.  “Are you Kidding?” you might say-   ” Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is only the best ice cream in the world”  Yup.  Pretty awesome, hey?

The Chocolate Schoppe Ice Cream folks have always been great to us (loaning us things like pails and tables) but this sale they are bringing it up a notch – and offering an absolutely FANTABULOUS prize for all of you folks who bring in a donation to our Baby Food Drive, running throughout Half-Pint.   (That means baby food, formula, personal care products, and really, any food item, because a baby is only healthy if her momma isn’t hungry, too!)  The food will all benefit the Fritz Food Pantry at the Goodman Community Center.    Just put your item(s) in the big box in the lobby of the GCC Gymnasium, and then put your  name in the bucket, and voila, one generous person will be chosen to win Ice Cream for a Year.

It seems dreamy, doesn’t it?

So this week, when you’re making your weekly trip to the Grocery Store, don’t forget to add in a few items for the Food Drive – and the Goodman Community Center, the Chocolate Shoppe, and all of us at Half-Pint thank you!

PS.  Wanna know what my favorite thing is about the Chocolate Shoppe (next to their Ice Cream, of course, is their slogan – “You want nutrition, Eat Carrots.”  Right On!)

PPS Want to make a financial donation to the Pantry and still be entered into the drawing?  Write a check out to the Goodman Community Center, and in the memo write “Half-Pint Resale”.  Give it to a volunteer during the sale, and we’ll make sure they get the money and you are entered into the drawing!

Prizes for Doing Good.

The baby food drive at Half-Pint, benefiting the Goodman Community Center’s Food Pantry, will accept baby food, diapers, formula, and anything else baby.  Let’s face it – we’ll accept anything that will help families in need (so all food items) because that helps babies, too!

Enter to win one of TWO PRIZES by bringing in a donation to the sale!  A $20 gift certificate from Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery and $25 from Absolutely Art, two of our favorite East Side Hangouts  (both worth a visit while you are in the area)!   If you stop in, thank them for supporting the Goodman Community Center and Half-Pint Resale!

-Ellen and Lisa

There is such a thing as a free lunch.

Thrifty tip!  Plan special outtings for when you have a coupon (boy, do I sound like my parents).  But seriously.  If you are planning a trip out to eat, you mine as well get some of your tasty meal for free.

Preschool Life, a great tip-filled website and newsletter for area families of toddler/early school aged children, has been negotiating some top-notch FREE STUFF for readers.   And one of the ones that we couldn’t help but notice was a coupon for a free meal at Bean Sprouts in Middleton.   

Bean Sprouts, the hip kid’s cafe in Middleton has a banner ad on the Preschool Life website which links you to a coupon for a free kid’s meal any day of the week (open Mon-Sat), good through 8/31/09.  Not familiar with Bean Sprouts?  In addition to their cafe, which serves hip & healthy kid-friendly food (including organic baby food), they offer story times with snacks, Bitty Baker cooking classes, birthday parties, catering & more, all with: kids, healthy ingredients and fun in mind!   No joke, it’s possible.


We’d highly recommend getting on Preschool Life’s mailing list because she has been sending out emails with more offers like the one up above.  Thrifty and smart?  Yes!  The website is also FULL of really useful information for families with toddlers.  One of my absolute favorite lists is the Outdoor Pool listing, which tells you times, addresses, and whether or not there is a zero depth entrance.  Yep, super useful.