Fall, autumn—whatever you call it, I love it. There’s just so much to do and so little extreme weather to keep me from doing it. On crisp fall afternoons, you can find me picking apples or going on hayrides—and afterward you’ll find me at a DQ® store. In fact, last week when I got ridiculously lost in a corn maze, it was my beloved Blizzard® Treat that came to my rescue. I was wandering helplessly, walls of cornhusks taunting me at every dead end. Five minutes turned into a half-hour, which turned into—okay, it was probably only like 10 minutes, but it felt like days! And the thing that kept me searching for the exit was a craving for vanilla soft serve blended with chewy Snickers® pieces. I followed that thought like a sweet, creamy beacon in the middle of a storm and finally found my way out. So what’s your favorite fall activity?
After five months of tasty trips to DQ® and countless check-ins by dedicated teams, the OREO® Blizzard 100 is finally over. Valiant cookie-loving competitors passed the 100-check-in mark to be entered in a drawing for $100,000. And the grand prize winner is *drumroll, drumroll, drumroll* Stacey Davis! Congratulations, Stacey! That chunk of cash will buy you a lot of Blizzard Treats, not to mention gold-plated spoons and silk napkins so you can eat them all fancily. (If $100k gets you more treats than you can tackle, I am available.)
Friends, I’m gearing up for my annual pumpkin carving party. I’ve got all the necessary tools, plenty of newspaper for easy cleanup and a Halloween-themed playlist (truth: it’s just “Monster Mash” on repeat). It’s going to be a blast. The only downside is you never get to eat those pumpkins! Enter the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard® Treat. This Blizzard of the Month is the perfect carving party capper: pumpkin pie blended with vanilla soft serve, crowned with whipped topping and a sprinkle of nutmeg. It’ll satisfy your pumpkin craving and keep you in the cobweb-hanging, scarecrow-stuffing, Monster-Mashing mood.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the wisdom we’ve gained from our teachers. Without their know-how, how could we calculate how many Blizzard® Treats we could buy with the random assortment of change in our glove compartments? Or understand the physics behind the upside-down cup trick? Or compose an ode to our favorite treats in iambic pentameter? We have a lot to thank them for. Luckily for us, Friday, October 5 is World Teachers Day. If you’re looking for a way to tell your favorite mentor, “Thanks, I never could’ve multiplied those fractions without you,” why not get them a DQ® gift card? It sure beats clapping erasers after class.
In honor of school starting up again, here’s a pop quiz. Get out your #2 pencil, your protractor and your bright-red spoon. Your score on this quiz will account for 100% of your grade, but extra credit will be readily available throughout the semester in the form of Blizzard Treats presented to your teacher. (That’s me.) You have until the bell rings for recess. Go!
What do you get the cookie that has everything? That’s the pickle I’m in, what with the OREO® cookie turning 100. All my usual go-to presents—chocolaty cookies, delectable cream, the adoration of children and adults alike—don’t really work here. DQ® had a great idea: celebrate the classic cookie by declaring its namesake treat the Blizzard® of the Month! A whole month spent honoring OREO® cookie pieces crumbled and tumbled with creamy vanilla soft serve. Genius. Wish I’d thought of it. But I didn’t, so… do you think OREO® would like a nice pair of socks?
Wow, it’s already September. It seems like only yesterday I was glopping on sunscreen in anticipation of the season’s first hike to DQ®, nothing but sunshine and Blizzard® Treats ahead of me. Fast-forward through barbecues, beach days and more cups of soft serve than I can count, and here we are. Hate to see you go, summer of 2012. But hey, let’s end on a high note. Blizz fans, you can stretch your summer and your dollar a little further with this deal: from September 4-23*, buy one regularly priced Blizzard Treat and get a second of equal or smaller size for only 99¢—no coupon needed. Eat your favorite treat al fresco while you still can!
*At participating DQ locations. DQ Canada offers this deal September 4-16.
The OREO® Blizzard® 100 competition end is nigh. Tonight, at midnight, the race will finally come to a close. But before it ends, fans, I have a confession to make. As your president, I have toured all four corners of the country and watched in awe as you and your teammates checked into DQ® store after DQ store. Because I hold office, I myself wasn’t allowed to participate, but I desperately craved a slice of the action. So I purchased an OREO® Blizzard Treat—then another and another, until I had honored all 100 years of the humble OREO® cookie. I also made this—
Happy birthday, OREO®, and congratulations to all the fans who participated in the comp! High five. We did awesome. Best of luck for the big draw in September!
Fans, today is my big annual Mysterious Day Out. Because it’s mysterious, I can’t tell you exactly where I’m going, but I will give you some clues to help you guess. Ready? My day begins with the purchase of a ticket. Then I’ll visit the baby animals and have my photo taken with a giant pumpkin, try to muster up the courage to go on a scary ride, win a fluffy toy, creep my way through a haunted house and ride the Ferris wheel. By now I’ll be starved, so I’ll hightail it from the place-that-shall-not-be-named to my local DQ® store and order an M&M’s® Brownie Blizzard® Treat. Did you solve the mystery of where I’m going yet? I guess I could give you one more clue. It rhymes with “share,” starts with an “f” and ends with an “r”—or in my case, a Blizzard Treat and a “nom, nom, nom.”
Summer vacation is here, people. You haven’t planned a trip yet? Perfect! I know just the place. Shut down your computer and make your way to a nearby DQ® store. No need for a tent, a change of clothes or a passport. The Blizzard® of the Month—the M&M’s® Brownie Blizzard Treat—is your portal to summer vacation splendor. Take in rainbow rolling hills of chewy brownie pieces and chocolaty topping blended in creamy vanilla soft serve studded with M&M’s® milk chocolate candy pieces.
Canadians, never fear! Your getaway chariot (the all NEW SMARTIES® Brownie Blizzard Treat) awaits, and it’s going straight to Candy-Coated Milk Chocolate with Chewy Brownie Pieces and Chocolaty Topping Blended in Creamy Vanilla Soft Serve Land. Population: you and your red spoon. Don’t let your routine get in the way of a hard-earned vacation. Find your tropical island at a DQ® store this August. I’ll be the person in the lei saying “Aloha” at the door.