Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on October 30th, 2012
One seemingly normal day, I called my friend Joe and suggested we meet up for Blizzard® Treats. “Meet for what?” he asked. I chalked his confusion up to poor reception and told him to meet me at the nearest DQ® store. When I got there and looked at the menu, I was shocked to find buttons, paper clips and lint where soft serve and tasty toppings should have been! Joe appeared at my side, saying, “Here’s your soft serve,” and handed me a cup of lint. I was a living in a world without Blizzard Treats! Noooooooo!
And then I woke up. It was all a dream! [Pan to cup of lint and buttons on nightstand.]OR WAS IT?
(It was. Relax, Blizzard Treats still exist. Happy Halloween, everybody!)
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on October 23rd, 2012
As president of the Blizzard® Fan Club, I may be a little biased, but I think it’s the greatest club in the history of people gathering and calling themselves a club. (And this is coming from someone who founded a pretty fantastic pillow fort club at the age of 8.) What does the BFC have over structurally sound couch cushion bunkers? Well, being a member means getting exclusive Buy One, Get One coupons, email updates about the Blizzard of the Month and more. We’ll even remember your birthday. And celebrate it. With a little something special just for you. Join now and we’ll also teach you the secret BFC handshake (just as soon as you help us decide what that should be).
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on October 16th, 2012
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?
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on October 10th, 2012
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.)
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on October 9th, 2012
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.
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on October 2nd, 2012
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.
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on September 18th, 2012
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!
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on September 11th, 2012
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?
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on September 4th, 2012
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.
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on August 28th, 2012
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!