Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cold Stone Creamery Review and $25.00 GC Giveaway!!



I'm going to tell you a secret-I am an Ice Cream addict! Ask my family and friends one thing I can't live without, and they'll tell you it's ice cream! Just about any flavor, in any shape (bowl, cone, ice cream bar, milkshake, etc) I love it all. And one of my favorite ice cream shops is Cold Stone Creamery! I love the ice cream flavors, the ability to choose from a huge variety of add-ins to personalize my ice cream, and yes, I love their milkshakes too! Usually I order the Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip in the gotta have it size. It is the perfect cool, refreshing snack on a hot summer day! Cold Stone Creamery sent me a gift card for my review, and this time I decided to try a different Signature Creation.

Look at all the ice cream!

And yummy mix-ins!


I ordered the Cheesecake Fantasy, which is cheesecake ice cream with graham cracker crust, blueberries and strawberries mixed in. Wow! I was hooked on my first bite! It's better than cheesecake, and is another great flavor to beat the heat this summer! 
Rich, creamy, cold and delicious!


I also ordered a Personal Creation for my Dad, who was with me. He likes the chocolate ice cream with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups mixed in. I had a couple bites of his, and it was yummy! And, while ordering I noticed that they run specials every day of the week (I never noticed the sign before!). So M, who had ridden along with us, got a free kid's size ice cream with 1 mix-in! She decided to get the chocolate with Reese's mixed in as well, and she totally enjoyed it!




So, would you like some Cold Stone Creamery goodness for yourself? One of my readers will win a $25.00 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery!! 

Mandatory Entry-
Go to the Cold Stone Creamery website and tell me the closest location to your house!

Bonus Entries-


2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Subscribe to my RSS Feed.

1 entry-Subscribe to my email updates. This must be confirmed!


1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

1 entry-Leave a comment on a review (NOT giveaway) post. You may do this for up to 2 review posts=up to 2 comments.


3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.



1 entry-Follow Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter.

2 entries-"Like" Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook and tell them you entered the giveaway at Hope's Cafe!

1 entry-Tell me your favorite Signature or Personal Creation at Cold Stone Creamery!



This giveaway ends Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Cold Stone Creamery website.

Note: Facebook is not in any way affiliated or associated with this review and giveaway.

217 comments:

  1. The closest one to me is on Mallard Creek Rd.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  3. I like coldstone on fb 1.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  4. My favorite is the sweet cream ice cream w/ sprinkles, waffle cone pieces, and chocolate chips.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  9. The closest location is in Garner, NC.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. My favorite is Founder's Favorite!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I follow Cold Stone on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

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  12. I subscribe to your emails.

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  13. I follow you on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

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  24. the closest one is 77.04 miles. My email is billysundayfan[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  25. The closest to me is in Winston-Salem, NC

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  26. follow you on twitter - debijot

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  27. I like the banana caramel crunch

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  28. like cold stone creamery and left comment - deborah t #1

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  29. like cold stone creamery and left comment on fb - deborah t #2

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  30. The closest location to me is 3597-B Washtenaw Ave.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    aimeeeldon at hotmail dot com

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  31. I follow you via GFC #1.
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  32. I follow you via GFC #2.
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  33. The closest one to me is in Ames, Iowa.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  34. I follow 1
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  35. I follow 2
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  36. Email subscriber
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  42. The closest location to me is 64.39 miles away at the Boardwalk. I only saw it the other day for the first time. Or paid attention to what the name was. I had no idea there was one close to me.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. GFC follower.

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  44. GFC 2.

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  45. RSS subscriber.

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  46. My closest location is at 2302 University Parkway in Provo, UT 84604 - Thanks for the giveaway!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  47. Email subscriber.

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  48. Twitter follower.

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  49. I'm a GFC Follower! (Helena)
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  50. #2 I'm a GFC Follower! (Helena)
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  51. I subscribe to your RSS Feed!
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  52. Like Cold Stone Creamery on FB and told them I entered.

    Leah W.

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  53. E-mail subscriber!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

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  54. Like them on FB 2.

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  55. I follow you on Twitter @Xocaisgood
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  56. I entered Plow & Hearth!
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  57. And follow them on Twitter.

    lewalk76

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  58. I have actually never had anything from them. Like I said above I didn't even realize I had one close to me. I will for sure go in next time I go to the Boardwalk in Bossier City. I would LOVE to try the Chocolate Devotion. YUM!

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/xocaisgood/status/78301738637066240
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  60. Tweeted.

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  69. I follow them on Twitter @Xocaisgood!
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  71. My favorite creation is the German Chocolate Cake!
    Love it!
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  72. I like Coldstone on FB and let them know you sent me! http://www.facebook.com/helena.lemon/posts/10150203101795920
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  73. #2 I like Coldstone on FB and let them know you sent me! http://www.facebook.com/helena.lemon/posts/10150203101795920
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  74. THe closest location is in Clarksville, Tn.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  75. Follow on GFC.
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  76. Follow on GFC.
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  77. Subscribe in Google Reader.
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  78. Twitter follower. @jen_r_horn
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  79. Follow Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter.@jen_r_horn
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  80. Like CSC on FB and posted.
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150203400225920&id=1128795495
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  81. Like CSC on FB and posted.
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150203400225920&id=1128795495
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  82. Tweeted.https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/78445093903794176
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  83. We've got one right down on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  84. The closest one to me is 1.6 miles.

    Thanks!
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  85. In Soldotna about 1 hour and 20 minutes, we make this trip at least once a month to visit some other shops as well.

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  86. The closest one is just down the street! :-)

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  87. The closest to my house is S Oneida St in Green Bay, WI
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  88. 1. I follow on GFC as bukaeyes
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  89. 2. I follow on GFC as bukaeyes
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  90. Chenal Parkway in Little Rock, AR
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  91. gfc follower - kerry gibbs - 1
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  92. gfc follower - kerry gibbs - 2
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  93. rss subscriber
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  94. follow you on twitter - @kezzygibbs
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  95. follow cold stone on twitter - @kezzygibbs
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  96. like cold stone on facebook - kerry gibbs - 1
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  97. like cold stone on facebook - kerry gibbs - 2
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  98. I like the Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip

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  99. the closest location to me is about fifteen minutes away. not bad!

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  100. follow you on twitter - shootingstarmag

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  101. gfc follow 1

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  102. gfc follow 2

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  103. The closest location to my house is here-
    9170 West Stockton Blvd. Ste. 190
    Elk Grove, CA 95758

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  104. The closest location to me is on 9th ave in NYC.

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  105. Kings Highway in Haddonfield, NJ

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  106. The closest Cold Stone is @
    6261 Riverside Plaza Ln.
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  107. #1 - Blogged
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  108. #2 - Blogged
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  109. #3 - Blogged
    http://heartnsoulcooking.blogspot.com/2011/06/3-giveaways-hopes-cafe.html
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  110. The one closest to me is on Bluefield Rd
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  111. #1 - Follower of Hope's Cafe via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  112. #2 - Follower of Hope's Cafe via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
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  113. Subscribe to your RSS Feed.
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  114. Subscribe to your email updates
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  115. Follow Pilgrim86 on Twitter @Gerisandoval
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  116. tweet
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  117. Follow Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter @Gerisandoval
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  118. #1 - "Like" Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook [Geri Sandoval]
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  119. #2 - "Like" Cold Stone Creamery on Facebook [Geri Sandoval]
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  120. My favorite Signature Creation at Cold Stone Creamery! is Coffee Lovers
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  121. the closest store to me is at 2050 Creekside Landing Drive
    Apex, NC 27502

    kg4rmt at arrl dot net

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  122. My favorite Creation is Our Strawberry Blonde.

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  123. The closest location to me is in the Palisades Center Mall.

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  124. I'm following you publicly on Google Friend Connect as Tethered Mommy. #1

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  125. I'm following you publicly on Google Friend Connect as Tethered Mommy. #2

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  126. I’m following Cold Stone on Twitter as tetheredmommy.

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  127. I’m a fan/”like” Cold Stone on Facebook. (Maggie D C) Wall post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150206019650920&id=1011760452
    #1

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  128. I’m a fan/”like” Cold Stone on Facebook. (Maggie D C) Wall post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150206019650920&id=1011760452
    #2

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  129. My favorite custom creation is Oreo Overload.

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  130. about 70 miles from us in western Colorado and thanks for the chance
    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

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  131. The closest location to my house is 1824 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403. I know this for certain because I've been there twice in the last two days! I'm an addict as well!!

    baileygp@aol.com

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  132. Closest location: 4700 Vestal Parkway East
    Vestal, NY 13850

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  133. following Pilgrim86 on twitter - CKFinds

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  134. Following Coldstone on Twitter - CKFinds

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  135. commented on Chicago Legoland review.

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  136. my favorite creation is Apple Pie a la Cold Stone

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  137. The closest CSC by my main residence is in king of prussia, PA (the store locator isn't working, but I know what's closest :P)
    But there's one 5 minutes away from my beach house in Rehoboth, DE

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  139. And, I like their berry berry berry good in a waffle cone. It's what I always get hahaha

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  140. entered the therapon giveaway

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  141. entered the beach body giveaway :)

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