In the past few months, I have become quite the Couponista. In so doing, I signed myself up for SEVERAL birthday freebies and spent the day collecting them with my two favorite guys!
First, we made a stop at Red Robin for my free gourmet (chicken) burger! It was AMAZING and Charlie tasted some french fries. He also loved his bright green balloon, the waitress, and his awesome clip-on seat!
Next up was Barnes & Noble! (Note this was NOT a birthday freebie, but general freebie from online) TWO Kids Hot Cocoas, 2 fresh cookies, and a free musical performance by a local music academy – PLUS some reading with daddy!
The day ended up being MUCH nicer than expected, so we headed over to the Children’s Farm for some last-minute pumpkin picking! We received a complimentary ride on a golf cart, took a hay ride, and saw plenty of pumpkins ready for picking. Despite the mud, we of course took a moment for a pumpkin patch shot.
Finally, the day ended at Lonestar with Jim, Charlie, and my parents. I was supposed to get a free entree, worth up to $15.00. I ordered a steak for Jim with sweet potatoes and broccoli. He ordered my chicken. After switching once the server left, we commenced eating. Only to realize that he AND my dad had not gotten their broccoli. My strategy was to “trade” the two broccolis for one brownie dessert. My dad doubted this could be done. I told Jim to handle it. When the server came back, he started clearing our plates and asked how everything was – Jim told him we had never received the broccoli – as he turned to walk away, he said he would get those for us – ABORT ABORT – with quick thinking, I asked my dad if he even still wanted them, he said no and shook his head, the server heard this exchange, turned around and asked those magical words, “Would you like a dessert instead?” W00T! He also told us that I get a brownie sundae for my birthday! Two brownie sundaes to split between the four…er….five of us. We were in heaven! What a great birthday at LoneStar – TWO free desserts (one brownie for two broccolis) and a $15.00 entree – who says things in life aren’t free anymore?!?!