Saturday, November 19, 2011

McDonald's "Play Date" Give-away

The kiddos and I were invited to join other local bloggers at a launch party for the new Happy Meals at McDonald's last week. I took Utah Dad along as the child wrangler so that I could peacefully enjoy the time with the other fabulous bloggers.

Since I had informed my children years ago that only grandparents could buy Happy Meals, this was a very special treat for them. My kids were munching on burgers and chicken nuggets and running around like lunatics in the Play Place either terrorizing the other bloggers' beautiful children and/or turning them into minions, I learned all about the new Happy Meals from the owner of the Herriman, Utah McDonald's and from a dietitian.




McDonald's has worked hard in recent years to change their image from a greasy fast food joint to a rather healthy place to eat. Offering salads, Premium chicken sandwiches, oatmeal and parfaits, they've become the stop for the healthier meal on-the-go. I personally LOVE their parfaits and smoothies. Utah Dad is still a sucker for their greasier and fattier cheese burgers.


In keeping with the desire to help people and especially children get more nutrition in their daily diets, McDonald's will now offer fruit with every Happy Meal. While apples have always been a choice, very few people actually substituted the fries for apples. After all, the fries are one of the main reasons to stop at McDonald's. Beginning in the Spring of 2012, apples will accompany all Happy Meals, in addition to the fries.

We also got a surprisingly fun and informational tour behind the counter and in the kitchen of the McDonald's. It was fun to see the employees hard at work during the dinner rush and see how each sandwich is made to order right when you order.








It was also fun to meet other bloggers in person. Good times. Really. And I enjoyed a delicious Premium Chicken Sandwich while we visited.

Now, you have a chance to have your own good time at McDonald's. Take your kids, some friends and your friends' kids and enjoy the afternoon out. McDonald's Utah is sponsoring a very special "Play Date" Give-Away to one of my readers.

One lucky winner will receive
10 gift certificates for the New Happy Meal,
3 gift certificates for the Premium Salads,
and
3 gift certificates for the Premium Chicken Sandwiches.

To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post.
Share this give-away with your friends on your own blog, Facebook and/or Twitter for up to three more chances to win. Just leave additional comments for each time you share.

The contest will be open until Friday, November 25th at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments and will be announced on Saturday, November 26th.

**The gift certificates will only be honored by McDonald's in Utah.**

29 comments:

Marion said...

Great giveaway, my kids love Happy Meals.

Saimi said...

Man, I can't remember the last time I've been in a McDonald's. But...back in the day, the boys and I and other stay at home moms would have lunch and play dates there all the time.

Mom of 12 said...

How fun! We would love to win. That looks like the perfect number of gift cards to feed my entire clan. And I'm so excited about the apples! Not that we eat out much, but what a great idea.
Sandy

Kerri said...

I'm in!

Kerri said...

I've shared !!

Julia said...

Thanks for the opportunity. What a fun giveaway!

Jeremy, Lana, Brenna and Mason said...

That's a fun giveaway. Our McDonalds is doing this already I think, I saw a sign and thought it was such a good idea! I hope I win!

Nicole said...

We would love to win a Mcdonald's playdate. My twins love playing there and even my 9 year old thinks it is the best! Thanks for the chance!

Corna said...

Sounds awesome, thank you!

mandy said...

I always get the apples! I'm excited about the new happy meals!

Heather said...

My boys live for McDonald's. Thanks for the chance to win something fun for them.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Rheanna said...

We love happy meals at our house too, this would be awesome!

mbreakfield said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aaron and Ashley Walker said...

Sounds fun! My kids love McDonalds!

Jinky said...

Fun giveaway! Please count me in.
Thanks!!
ldsmomof03 at yahoo dot com

mandy said...

I shared on facebook

Cassie said...

What kid doesn't like McDonalds? And, what Mom doesn't like to have their child enjoy the playland so they can eat in peace?? Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

Shilo said...

Comment! :P

Frieda Loves Bread said...

This is a GREAT giveaway! I wish I had a chance to meet you at the launch and visit ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

Catey said...

Wow-that would be enough gift cards to feed my whole family! :)

Megan B. said...

What a fun giveaway!

Megan B. said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/Ambishop19/status/138842775830540288

AubreyLaine said...

Wonderful giveaway!
I'd love to win.
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Katie Stoddart said...

I would love to win!!!

Katie Stoddart said...

just shared it on facebook!!

Heidi said...

That's great that they are adding the apples with the fries! My kids will like that they don't have to choose!

Heidi said...

I just posted about your giveaway on Facebook! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kerri said...

Okay I'll leave it on this account too!