Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Peek Into My Week & Weekly Goals


Here are my goals from last week, I did not do so well with accomplishing all that I wanted to get done last week, so I will try to make up for it this week. We did get a lot done, just not the things on my list! We were out a lot last week due to our summer camp activities and little league baseball. I also have a few pictures from our activities last week!

Personal Goals:
1. Continue reading through the Bible (less than 6 months to accomplish this goal!)
2. Drink at least 4 glasses of water everyday.
3. Continue reading Submerged by Dani Pettrey and write book review. - Continued reading, but not done yet!

Family Goals:
4. Continue with Summer Camp schedule & activities for the children.
5. Have a family movie or game night. We did watch the entire Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics together, does that count? :)
6. Try to make homemade ice cream.

Home Management Goals:
7. Declutter/Organize for 30 minutes per day Monday-Friday.

Business Goals:
8. Send off rebate forms.
9. Continue to blog regularly.

Ministry Goals:
10. Send at least 2 encouraging cards or letters

This is what we did last week, the picture version.........

On our way back from picking up my niece from college cheerleading camp, crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
 
Baby Girl, always ready for a photo opportunity. Hubby, always ready to take a picture! 
At Apple Camp last week, the children wrote, filmed, directed and edited a movie and made a movie trailer. The movie trailers were shown at an Apple Film Festival on Saturday morning in the Apple Store.
 Roaming around the mall we found Hello Kitty! I had to force Baby Girl to take a picture with her!
Ugggghhhh! Stuck in traffic everyday! :(
 
Baseball! Baby Boy was pitching! I love that his number was #1 this summer!
I love this picture. Baby Girl says that he looks like a ballerina here! Lol!
Instead of making the ice cream we baked cookies!

So here are this week's goals (which look a lot like last week's goals!)...........
Personal Goals:
1. Continue reading through the Bible (less than 6 months to accomplish this goal!)
2. Drink at least 4 glasses of water everyday.
3. Continue reading Submerged by Dani Pettrey and write book review.

Family Goals:
4. Continue with Summer Camp schedule & activities for the children.
5. Have a family movie or game night.
6. Try to make homemade ice cream.

Home Management Goals:
7. Declutter/Organize for 30 minutes per day Monday-Friday.

Business Goals:
8. Send off rebate forms.
9. Continue to blog regularly.

Ministry Goals:
10.Send out all of the cards and letters that I have for everyone (about 10!)

I'm working diligently to cross off this list! What goals do you have for this week? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great week!
Keisha

Free Haircuts in August at JCPenney for K-6th Graders



For the entire month of August JCPenney is offering free haircuts for children grades K-6! All you have to do is call 855-JCP-KIDS or your local JCPenney salon to book an appointment. No purchase necessary.

Enjoy!
Keisha



Another FX Sweepstakes! Enter To Win A Movie Ticket!



Here is another chance to win a movie ticket from FX Has The Movies! Just head over to the FX Has The Movies facebook page, like them and enter to win! The sweepstakes ends today at 12 noon, so hurry and enter!

Let me know if you win by leaving a comment below; I'd love to hear from you.

Enjoy!
Keisha

Reminder - Today is the Last Day for 1/2 Price Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory!




The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating National Cheesecake Day July 30th & July 31st with half priced cheesecake! Head over to The Cheesecake Factory facebook page to have a coupon emailed to you. ****The coupon states for dine-in only****

Did you get yours? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

 
Enjoy!
Keisha

Monday, July 30, 2012

Chili's - Kids Eat Free July 30th - August 1st

If you are heading out to eat, keep in mind that "Kids Eat Free" at Chili's July 30th until August 1st! Head over to Chili's facebook page to download and print your coupon!

Enjoy!
Keisha


Free Printable August 2012 Calendar


Head over to Angela's website Anything But Perfect to get a free ***and cute!*** August 2012 printable calendar. She designs the most adorable calendars that you can use for yourself or print them out for your family or children to use. She also has many other free printables available that I am sure you will like!

Enjoy!

Keisha


Monday - Friday Save on Lunch at Olive Garden!




If you are heading out to lunch this week, take along this coupon for hopefully an inexpensive meal! Just head over to Olive Garden Italian Restaurant and print out your coupon! Fine print: Excludes alcoholic beverages, Parties To Go, Tax and Gratuity. Valid Monday - Friday until 4pm.

Enjoy!
Keisha

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday's Inspirational Scripture & Song

Matthew 25: 34-40 (NLT)

 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?  Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?  When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’"


This summer I have been substitute teaching (co-teaching/assisting) in my daughter's 3rd grade Sunday School class. Each month they learn about a different virtue. This month's virtue was love. It seems like such a simple concept that everyone struggles to fully grasp. This month we talked about the ways that we can show love to others:

-by treating them the way we want to be treated
-by putting others first
-by forgiving others

It's so amazing how timeless and ageless this study is. Even though I am supposed to be the teacher, this is a lesson that  cannot be reinforced enough. This lesson reminded me that it's so easy to say I love you; but when given the chance, do we actually show it? Love is a verb, an action word, meaning it is truly shown through our actions. What do our actions actually show? Are we going to think about how our words and actions will affect someone else before we say or do something? Are we going to put others first or focus on fulfilling our wants? Are we going to forgive the person that has hurt us, or hold a grudge? And are we going to only show love to those who show us love, or are we going to show it to those we feel are undeserving of our love or unlovable? The entire month that we have been studying this, this is the song that repeatedly came to my mind.



Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great week!
Keisha


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day July 30th - 31st at The Cheesecake Factory!


The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating National Cheesecake Day July 30th & July 31st with half priced cheesecake! Head over to The Cheesecake Factory facebook page to have a coupon emailed to you. ****The coupon states for dine-in only****

Enjoy!
Keisha


Sunday Coupon Insert Preview 7/29/2012



There will be 3 inserts in Sunday's Paper:

(1) P&G Brandsaver Insert

(1) Smartsource Insert and

(1) Redplum Insert


For an itemized listing of each coupon you can head over to Sunday Coupon Preview.

Enjoy!
Keisha

Saturday Sweepstakes

Hi Everyone! It's the weekend! Yaaay! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend so far. I am! Well, it's Saturday, so I'll take the time to remind you of the sweepstakes that are available for entry. Remember to enter often to increase your chances of winning. You can even bookmark the sites so that they are readily accessible. In addition to the sweepstakes I mentioned here I have two additional sweepstakes to enter if you are interested.


Head over to Bed Bath & Beyond until August 31st to enter to win:
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE:
- Four (4) years of textbooks
(up to $300 in textbooks per semester for up to eight (8) semesters)
- a $2,500 Chegg Scholarship awarded to the winning student's school for the student's tuition
- and a $5,000 Bed Bath & Beyond® Gift Card

THREE HUNDRED (300) FIRST PRIZES:
 A $50 Bed Bath & Beyond® Gift Card

**you can enter daily!**






Through August 15th, you can  sign up to play the Cracker Barrel All American Summer Spin n' Win Sweepstakes Just for signing up to play and opting in for news and updates, you’ll receive a $5 Digital Gift Card! Plus, after you sign up, spin the wheel to collect game pieces and you could possibly win 1 of 4 Family Vacations, a $1,000 gift card, Cracker Barrel Gift set, a Front Porch set or a $1,000 Cracker Barrel gift card. I received my $5.00 giftcard about 4 days after signing up. It is good towards a food purchase or the Cracker Barrel store.

Enjoy!
Keisha






Friday, July 27, 2012

Reminder- Food Lion Early Bird Specials July 28th 7 AM - NOON Only!



Reminder, Food Lion is having an Early Bird Special Sale, Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 7 am to noon only. The items on sale are:

Doritos Tortilla Chips 11-12 Ounce, EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! 7 AM – Noon, Saturday ONLY! Doritos Tortilla Chips 2 For $3.00. Limit 2.
- coupon:$1/2 Doritos Tortilla Chips, exp. 8/11/12 (Pepsi Moments 07/22/12)
Rest Of Week, Buy One Get One Free. Limit 2 Free

My Essentials Soda 2 Liter, EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! 7 AM – Noon, Saturday ONLY!
2 Liter My Essentials Soda 2 For $1.00. Limit 4.
Rest Of Week. $0.83 Each

Tastykake Family Packs 9-13 oz Buy 1 Get 1 Free (single item half price)
Rest Of Week 2 for $5.00

Home 360 Bleach 96 oz. 2 for $3.00
Rest Of Week 1.79 each

For the rest of the coupon match ups head over here

Enjoy!
Keisha

Friday's Freebies



Each Friday I will post the freebies that I received the previous week. Here's a list of last week's freebies:

Essence Magazine
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
Redbook Magazine
Woman's Day Magazine
Ebony Magazine
1 Tide Pods Sample (from Family Dollar)
Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste -- still available head over here
Biore Products Sample Pack & Coupon (cleanser, scrub and pore cleansing strips)
Toys R Us $3 Giftcard    (sign your child up for Geoffery's Birthday Club)
Toys R Us $5 off $25 coupon (sign your child up for Geoffery's Birthday Club)
Coupon for FREE Nathan's Hot Dogs (Sweepstakes winning!!)
Nexcare Bandages
Gather Together Coupon Booklet -- still available head over here

***Also, if you haven't signed up you can still receive a free sample of Finish Quantum Dishwashing Tabs just head over here ***

I had a great freebie week last week! Did you receive any freebies in your mailbox? Feel free to leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!

Keisha

Free Huggies Pull-Ups Sample!!!

Head over here  if you would like a free sample of Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants. You will receive two (2) FREE Training Pants – (1) PULL-UPS ® LEARNING DESIGNS ® Training Pants and (1) Night*Time Training Pants. While supplies last.

Enjoy!

Keisha

Enter To Win Two Movie Tickets-Hurry Sweepstakes Ends Soon!



Did you enter or win the sweepstakes the other day? I didn't; but here is another chance to win! This time the prize is 2 movie tickets! Just head over to the FX Has The Movies facebook page, like them and enter to win! The sweepstakes ends today at 12 noon, so hurry and enter!

Let me know if you win by leaving a comment below; I'd love to hear from you.

Enjoy!
Keisha

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Food Lion Deals July 25 - July 31, 2012




Saturday Specials!!!

Doritos Tortilla Chips 11-12 Ounce, EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! 7 AM – Noon, Saturday ONLY! Doritos Tortilla Chips 2 For $3.00. Limit 2.
- $1/2 Doritos Tortilla Chips, exp. 8/11/12 (Pepsi Moments 07/22/12)
Rest Of Week, Buy One Get One Free. Limit 2 Free
My Essentials Soda 2 Liter, EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! 7 AM – Noon, Saturday ONLY!
2 Liter My Essentials Soda 2 For $1.00. Limit 4.
Rest Of Week. $0.83 Each

Buy One Get One Free Deals
**if you only need one the item is half price**

Breyers Ice Cream 48 Ounce, Select Varieties Limit 2 Free

Quaker Cap’N Crunch Cereal 12.5-16 Ounce, Select Varieties Limit 2 Free

Sunshine Cheez-It 9.75-14 Ounce, Select Varieties Limit 2 Free

Pop Secret Popcorn 2-4 Pack, Select Varieties Limit 2 Free

Mueller’s Pasta 16 Ounce , Select Varieties Limit 4 Free

Additional Deals

Blueberries 1 pint $2.00

Red or Black Plums $1.29 lb

Granny Smith Apples 3 Lb. Bag $2.50

Bulk Garlic $.50

Clementines 3 Lb. Bag $3.99

Mixed Fruit 16 Ounce $3.00

Ore-Ida Fries and Potatoes 19-32 Ounce $2.00

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Sandwiches or Champ Cones 12 Count $3.00

My Essentials Yellow Squeeze Mustard 9 Ounce $.50

Maxwell House Coffee 11.5-13 Ounce Bags or Cans (Where Available), (Decaf and Colombian Not Included) $3.99

Rice A Roni or Pasta Roni 4.2-7.2 Ounce $1.00

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes 3.95-4.1 Ounce $.80

My Essentials Pasta 16 Ounce $.85

Minute Maid Punch 59 Ounce $1.00

For a complete list of Food Lion deals and match ups head over to A Frugal Chick

Enjoy!
Keisha

Farm Fresh Deals for July 25 - July 31, 2012



There aren't that many great deals for me this week at Farm Fresh. Usually after a great sale like last week, prices are not usually rock bottom. Remember to use any Farm Fresh Cash coupons that you may have received two weeks ago because they expire this week! Also don't forget to use your reusable bags for extra savings.

Farm Fresh Coupon Rules:
Up to 20 coupons doubled per customer, per day
Limit 1 coupon per item
Maximum of 2 like items per customer , per day
Excludes coupons that state "Do Not Double"

Listed below are the sales that I think are a good deal:

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sweepstakes- Chance to Win Movie Tickets & Giftcard!!!



My plan is to alert you of sweepstakes on the Saturdays, but this sweepstakes is only open from today, July 24 2012 12:01 p.m. until tomorrow, July 25, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. I've won this sweepstakes twice (a total of 3 movie tickets), so there is a chance you will win if you enter :) All you have to do is go over here, like the page and enter to win. If you don't want to post that you entered the sweepstakes on your facebook wall, make sure to uncheck the box on the bottom that says, "Share on my facebook wall." You have the chance to win one (1) “Movie Night Out for Two” which includes: $50 MasterCard® Rewards Card and two (2) $13 Hollywood Movie Money Movie Admission Certificates. ARV: $76.00. So hurry over to the FX Has The Movies facebook page and enter to win! I hope you win, and I hope I win too!!! ;-)

If you win, leave a comment and let me know!

Enjoy!
Keisha




Monday, July 23, 2012

Top 10 Weekly Goals July 23 - July 29, 2012


Good Morning! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend! Last week was a bit of a roller coaster ride for me, containing lows and highs. I had planned for a full week that included summer activities, little league baseball games, birthday celebrations and trying to accomplish and conquer my to do list! Well, we received word that we had a death in the family and of course that just shook up the whole week and a lot of emotions.

We celebrated Baby Girl's birthday,

and we also made a road trip to Maryland to take my niece to college cheerleading camp.


Here's a look at last week's goals:
Personal Goals:
1. Continue reading through the Bible (less than 6 months to accomplish this goal!)
2. Drink at least 4 glasses of water everyday.
3. Finish reading Ada's Rules by Alice Randall and write book review.
4. Begin reading Submerged by Dani Pettrey and write book review. (started reading)


Family Goals:
5. Celebrate baby girl's 9th birthday!!!! :)
6. Continue with Summer Camp schedule & activities for the children


Home Management Goals:
7. Declutter/Organize for 30 minutes per day Monday-Friday.
8. Set up appointment for Purple Heart donation pick up, gather items and have them ready for pickup this week. (Yaaay! I can tell the difference already!)


Business Goals:
9. Establish Blogging Schedule and blog regularly.

Ministry Goals:
10. Send out at least 2 notes/cards this week.

And here are my goals for this week:

Personal Goals:
1. Continue reading through the Bible (less than 6 months to accomplish this goal!)
2. Drink at least 4 glasses of water everyday.
3. Continue reading Submerged by Dani Pettrey and write book review.

Family Goals:
4. Continue with Summer Camp schedule & activities for the children.
5. Have a family movie or game night.
6. Try to make homemade ice cream.

Home Management Goals:
7. Declutter/Organize for 30 minutes per day Monday-Friday.


Business Goals:
8. Send off rebate forms.
9. Continue to  blog regularly.

Ministry Goals:
10. Send out at least 2 cards/letters of encouragement.

Do you have any goals that you have set for this week? Feel free to share by leaving a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great week!
Keisha

Free Appetizer at Chili's July 23-25!


If you are planning to eat out this week, keep in mind that you can receive a free appetizer at Chili's July 23- July 25 with the purchase of an adult entree. Just head over here to print out your coupon. (Excludes Triple Dipper Appetizer)

Enjoy!
Keisha


Reminder - Last Day To Redeem Amazon $2 MP3 Credit!



Reminder, If you haven't done so already, today is the last day to redeem your $2 Amazon MP3 credit. All you have to do is head on over to amazon.com to get a $2.00 credit toward any music purchase (single or album) of your choice! Use your credit by 11:59 pm PDT on July 23, 2012. It's really easy to get, just follow the step by step instructions. Enter promotional code HEARTMP3.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you were able to get this freebie!


Enjoy!
Keisha

Today Only - Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich 64¢!!!!



If you have an Arby's nearby, head over here to print out a coupon, so that you can receive a classic roast beef sandwich for 64¢!!! Arby's is celebrating their founding in 1964 with the specially priced sandwich. This is good for today, July 23rd only, and while supplies last.

Enjoy!
Keisha



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Sweepstakes

I like to enter sweepstakes for a chance to win "THE ULTIMATE GRAND PRIZE!" :) I haven't won a grand prize yet, but I have won movie tickets, gift cards, pizza and coupons for free products like m&m's, snickers, Nathan's hot dogs, Nestle ice cream cones and various items. If you're interested, I have listed the sweepstakes that I am currently entering. Just click on the name of the sweepstakes below and it will take you to the page to enter.


It Pays To Eat Pasta Sweepstakes
• 1 Grand Prize: A one (1) year supply of groceries-awarded in the form of a
$5,200.00 check
450 First Prizes:  A mini grocery shopping spree-awarded in the form of a
$100.00 check

** You can enter once per day from 12:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") July 17, 2012 to 11:59 AM ET September 17, 2012 **

Langers Juice Sweepstakes
  • 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER: The Grand Prize Winner will receive a hand-painted, full body Norman maquette, a check in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100 USD) to be used for movie tickets and refreshments at the sole discretion of winner and a one (1) year supply of Langers Juice, awarded in the form of twenty-four (24) coupons, each redeemable for any bottle of Langers Juice (up to a $4.99 value). 
  • 500 FIRST PRIZE WINNERS: Will receive one (1) coupon, redeemable for any bottle of Langers Juice (up to a $4.99 value). 
  • Unlimited entries per person per day from July 17, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time (“PT”) to September 17, 2012 at 11:59 A.M. PT.

CVS Vote To Win Sweepstakes
The Sweepstakes begins on July 16, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on August 5, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period") and consists of four (4) entry periods (each an "Entry Period"), as outlined in the chart below.
Entry PeriodStarts
(at 12:00 a.m. ET)
Ends
(at 11:59 p.m. ET)
Approximate
Drawing Date
Weekly 1July 16, 2012 July 22, 2012July 23, 2012
Weekly 2July 23, 2012July 29, 2012July 30, 2012
Weekly 3July 30, 2012August 5, 2012August 6, 2012
Grand PrizeJuly 16, 2012August 5, 2012August 6, 2012
You may enter one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period
FOUR (4) GRAND PRIZES: A $500 CVS gift card.
THIRTY (30) FIRST PRIZES (ten (10) per Weekly Entry Period): A $100 CVS gift card.   


Dunkin Donuts 100 Days of Summer Adventures Sweepstakes
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You do not have to check off activities in order to participate in the sweepstakes.
  • Sweepstakes Period begins at 12:00:00 AM ET on July 2, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on July 29, 2012. 
  • One (1) Daily Prize Drawing will be held at the end of each Day, from among all eligible Daily Entries, in order to award two (2) Daily Prizes per Day. Daily Entries will NOT be automatically carried forward to subsequent Daily Entry Periods (if any). 
  • 1 Grand Prize Drawing will be held, from among all eligible Daily Entries received throughout the entire Sweepstakes Period
  • Daily Prize Pack:$25 Dunkin Donuts Card, Dunkin Donuts Travel Mug, Dunkin Donuts T-Shirt
  • Grand Prize: a check for $1,000.00

I hope I win and I hope you win too! :) If you happen to win, leave a comment below! I'd love to hear from you and know that one of my readers won!

Enjoy!
Keisha

Farm Fresh Triple & Double Coupons 7/22-7/24!!!!


Yaaay!!! Starting tomorrow, July 22, 2012, Farm Fresh will have a "MEGA COUPON EVENT" through Tuesday, July 24,2012. Farm Fresh will TRIPLE all Manufacturer Coupons up to 99¢ AND DOUBLE $1.00 Manufacturer Coupons.

-Up to 20 coupons doubled per customer, per day.
-Limit one coupon per item.
-Maximum of two like items/coupons per shopping visit.
-Coupons must be redeemed per manufacturers guidelines. Excludes coupons that state “do not double and triple".
-Coupon promotion not valid at our Richmond store.

If you missed out on the double $1.00 coupon deals on Wednesday, great news, those deals are good from Sunday until Tuesday! Head over to my previous post to check out those deals. Also remember to take your reusable tote bag for additional savings and use your Farm Fresh Cash Coupons that were earned in the previous weeks. You can also head over to the Farm Fresh facebook page to download and print a coupon for Free 4oz. Ocean Market Seafood Portion with a $10.00 purchase. You can also head over here for additional triple coupon match ups. Get your coupons ready for some great deals!

Happy Shopping!
Keisha

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview!!

photo credit


Tomorrow's Sunday paper will have 3 coupon inserts:
(1) Red Plum
(1) Smart Source
(1) Pepsico Moments

For an itemized list of the coupons in tomorrow's paper head over to Sunday Coupon Preview . If you are purchasing your paper from a store you can make sure that you have all of your coupons included in the paper based on the above information. Or if you find a great deal using coupons from the paper, you can purchase an additional copy of the paper. (If I need an additional copy of the paper for coupons, I usually go to Dollar Tree where they sell the Sunday paper for $1.00.)

Keisha


A Sweet Freebie For You!!



Head over to the Nescafe facebook page , like them and sign up for a free sample of sweet treat! While supplies last.

Enjoy!
Keisha


Another Free Card from Cardstore.com!!!


Yay! Another free personalized card from Cardstore.com!! Go here to create your own personalized greeting card. Enter the promotional code CAJ2719 at checkout. This offer expires at 11:59 on July 22, 2012.

Leave a comment below to let me know if you signed up for this freebie!!

Enjoy!
Keisha


Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!!

I just wanted to send a special Happy Birthday wish to my sweet, caring, beautiful, creative and smart Baby Girl!! Happy Birthday! Mommy loves you! Here are are a few pictures of her special day......

At Toys R Us

Ironically, her shirt says,"Shop Til You Drop!" Lol!
On the left: Baby Girl eating ice cream in 2008
On the right: Dessert from the buffet 2012
They grow up so fast!
 But she's still enjoying her ice cream :)


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Free 16 oz. Iced Latte From Wawa!


Sign up to receive a coupon for a free 16 oz. iced latte from Wawa. Fill out the form and they will email a coupon to you. Print out the coupon and bring it to any Wawa. Offer expires July 24, 2012.

Enjoy!

Keisha