Dairy Queen® has launched a new way to buy gifts for all your special someones! You can now send a Dairy Queen eGift card electronically to your friends through Facebook, or you can visit the eGift Social storefront outside of Facebook. The person you send your DQ eGift to will receive an e-mail that they can print out and present to the cashier at their favorite DQ location. The best part is that these are REAL gifts, of REAL DQ food and treats–not the virtual kind–and a DQ eGift is sure to put a smile on someone. HAPPY eGIFTING!!
The Blizzard of the Month flavor for March is Mint Oreo®. You can vote on our poll for how many spoons you would give this Blizzard Flavor. Watch the video to see if you won the $10 DQ® Gift Card! And don’t forget to join the Blizzard Fan Club!
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The Blizzard of the Month flavor for February is the Midnight Truffle Blizzard Treat. You can vote on our poll for how many spoons you would give this Blizzard Flavor. Also don’t forget to watch the video for your chance to win a $10 DQ Gift Card! And don’t forget to join the Blizzard Fan Club!
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My daughter had a birthday last week, and since she is now a freshman in college, it was her first-ever birthday away from home. Birthdays have always been a big deal at our house. Ever since my girls were little, during the night before, I always decorated our dining room with streamers and blew up an entire package of balloons to scatter on the floor, so that when they woke up in the morning and came downstairs for breakfast, there could be no doubt that it was a special day.
This year, driving 150 miles to decorate my daughter’s dorm room wasn’t going to be an option, but I still wanted to do something to make her day special. Then I remembered that the tiny town in northwest Minnesota where she is going to school has a Dairy Queen/Brazier® store within walking distance of campus (well, okay, everything there is within walking distance of campus, but I digress).
So I stopped by my favorite DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant here in Minneapolis and bought her a DQ® gift card, making sure to put enough on it that she could treat herself, her roommate and some friends from her dorm floor to birthday Blizzard® Treats. Then I tucked it into a birthday card and put it in the mail in time to arrive on her big day.
It wasn’t the same as watching her blow out her candles in person, of course, but I did feel a little better knowing that she’d be able to celebrate with her friends, and have a little something to remind her of home.
How do you celebrate birthdays in your family?
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Fruit Fan Category and the Choco Cherry Love Blizzard Treat! This challenge also includes a trivia question for a $10 Dairy Queen® gift card. Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
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Our Blizzard 25th Birthday Challenge Schedule
- July 14: Banana Cream Pie
- July 21: Strawberry CheeseQuake®
- July 28: Banana Split
- Aug. 16: Choco Cherry Love
- Aug. 23: Hawaiian
- Sep. 7: Chocolate Covered Strawberry
- Sep. 19: Raspberry Truffle
Who doesn’t have one of those impossible-to-buy-for people on their holiday gift list? Dad may not need another tie, and Aunt Shirley may still have several unopened packages of perfumed bath salts from Christmases past, but we’re willing to bet that just about everyone on your list has a favorite Blizzard® flavor. And while we don’t recommend trying to gift wrap a Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups Blizzard Treat (my Dad’s favorite) or tuck a Chicken Strip Basket into someone’s stocking, why not wrap a DQ® gift card in one of these creative ways:
♦ Fold the card inside a cloth napkin (there are lots of instructions for fancy napkin folds available online) and tie it with a festive ribbon.
♦ Tuck the gift card inside the pocket of a new shirt, into a wallet, or a hide it in a pair of gloves or new socks.
♦ Place the card like a photo inside a picture frame.
♦ Hide the card in a big box full of packing peanuts, or in multiple layers of bubble wrap to add bulk, before wrapping the whole thing in holiday paper. Another variation on this one is to package the gift card in a small box and wrap it, then put that box inside a bigger box and wrap that one, repeating as many times as you have boxes, wrap and the motivation.
(Carolyn says her kids inevitably wrap at least one of the boxes entirely in duct tape. We recommend using that suggestion only on gifts intended for people who have above-average manual dexterity, and/or highly developed senses of humor, in order to avoid having the duct-taped box hurled at your head.)
♦ Make your own envelope by unfolding a regular paper envelope and gluing it onto a piece of fabric, fancy paper or gift wrap. Trim the excess from around the edges, then re-fold the envelope and glue it back together. Once it’s dry, put the gift card inside and seal the envelope with a holiday sticker.
♦ When you purchase your gift card, ask for an empty paper take-out bag. Wrap the gift card in tissue, place it inside the bag, fold the top of the bag over and tape it closed. Or, ask for a DQ paper cup and lid, put the card inside the cup, add the lid and top it with a bow.
♦ Or, re-use and re-wrap last year’s tie box, substituting the gift card for the tie. Dad will be glad you did!