McDonald’s Mighty Wings {and a giveaway}

Update:  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you all for entering.  Congratulations to winners – Angie, Jen, and kebass – selected via Random.org and notified via email.

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re excited to be part of the Greater Atlanta Moms Blogger Campaign for McDonald’s.   You can read more about that relationship at the end of this post.   This post is sponsored by McDonald’s however all personal commentary & opinions are mine.

McDonalds Great Atlanta Moms Blogger

McDonald’s Mighty Wings:

We recently polled our Facebook Fans to find out the best places in Cumming & Forsyth County to order some wings.  Well now, there’s a new place to try – you know, when that craving hits and you need to run through a quick drive thru.  McDonald’s is back with their Mighty Wings.

McDonald Mighty Wings

The Mighty Wings were originally introduced in Atlanta last summer, but it was just a test.  Atlanta was actually the ONLY market in the US that tested them.  Pausing there to think, that’s pretty cool!  Now it’s on the menu nationwide!  So if you tried them last summer & liked them, then you’ll be happy about this.  If you missed out on trying them … now you have the chance!

Go for sauce or no sauce – you have Creamy Ranch, Spicy Buffalo or Tangy BarBeQue to choose from.  And get just a few as a snack or choose more and make it a meal – the wings come in 3, 5 or 10  piece.

And because I know nutrition and labels are always important, don’t forget they make it easy for you.

Nutrition Information at McDonald’s

  • McDonald’s nutrition information for food and beverage choices can be found on www.mcdonalds.com, McDonald’s mobile app, toll-free customer experience and insights line, in-restaurant brochures, reverse side of tray liners and select menu packaging.
  • You can also use the online tool My Meal Builder at www.mcdonalds.com to mix and match food and beverage choices view nutrition and ingredient information for customized menu choices.

Giveaway

Want to try the Mighty Wings – for FREE??  I’ve got wings to give away (well actually just cards that let you go get wings yourself) for THREE lucky winners!!

And the entry process is an easy one for Cumming Local readers!

To Enter: Simply leave a comment on this post below & let us know how you’d have your wings – no sauce, with ranch, spicy buffalo, or tangy BBQ  {Told you it was easy!!}

Disclosure Statement:

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about McDonald’s products and offerings. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the product. GAMOA believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. GAMOA policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and voucher fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version):   Giveaway will close on Wednesday, September 25 2013 at Midnight EST. One winner will be selected from all entries and selected via Random.org. Winner(s) will be notified via email & have 24 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address.

Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption).  This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Wednesday September 25, Midnight EST.  Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 972, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

Healthy Tips for the Holidays & 2013

McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin

Healthy Holiday Tips

This past month I’ve been able to work with McDonald’s to help introduce the new Egg White Delight McMuffin & share some practical “healthy holiday tips”.

So now, I’m curious.  How have you tried to stay healthy over the holidays?  And better yet, with the holidays coming to an end a new year upon us, what ways will you try to become even more healthy in 2013?

Here are a few ideas to consider in Forsyth County:

 New Year’s Eve Group Run with Totally Running:  Join Totally Running for a New Year’s EVE group run on the greenway (Bethelview entrance) at 10am.  Running/walking a 10k or half marathon. There will be 2 water stations along the route.

Click here (see event calendar details) for more information or call Totally Running.   Please sign up (it is FREE) bc it will be capped at 50 runners/walkers.   Call 678-341-8032 or come in the store to sign up.

Curves – FREE Consultation:  Sign up for a free consultation at Curves and get your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions off to a quick start.  Click here for more information.

Forsyth County Parks & Rec – Fitness Pass:  If you haven’t checked out the Fitness Pass offer from Forsyth County Parks & Rec, it’s definitely worth taking a look at.  The price is fantastic and you can customize to include weights/cardio, fitness classes, or both.  Click here for more information.

Local Gyms & Fitness Facilities in Forsyth County:  We’re lucky to have lots of choices when it comes to health clubs & personal fitness facilities in Cumming, GA.  And a great selection of Woman-only facilities too!

McDonald’s Egg White Delight McMuffin:

A few weeks ago, I shared with you about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin from McDonald’s. Have any of you tried it yet?

Atlanta area McDonald’s restaurants are serving up a new menu item – the Egg White Delight McMuffin! We’re actually one of only two US cities currently testing the new new menu item. Austin, TX will also offer it through the remainder of 2012.

More Information about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin:

  • The Egg White Delight McMuffin is freshly prepared with 100 percent egg whites, freshly cooked on the grill with melted white cheddar, a slice of extra lean Canadian bacon and served on an English muffin, made with 8 grams of whole grain.
  • The latest addition to McDonald’s wholesome offerings, Egg White Delight McMuffin is full of flavor with 260 calories. The satisfying new breakfast sandwich also serves as an excellent source of protein.

Disclosure Statement

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the product. GAMOA believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. GAMOA policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and voucher fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

Healthy Holiday Tips with Andrea Riggs

McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin

Healthy Holiday Tips with Andrea Riggs

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet & hear Andrea Riggs, health & fitness expert at McDonald’s (yes, McDonald’s of all places).  Myself along with other Atlanta area moms & bloggers packed the playground area to hear her speak.  She made us work a little too – giving us a 10 minute work out lesson inside the restaurant!

I really enjoyed her realistic approach to health & wellness.  She’s a busy mom that understood all of our distractions.  She helped give practical tips from her book “Get Body Beautiful“.

We definitely have distractions and life pulling us in all directions any time of the year, but the holidays are certainly even crazier.  The holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on extra unwanted pounds. This holiday season, make a plan to “Get Body Beautiful” and stay healthy over the holidays with recommendations and a video from national fitness guru and author Andrea Riggs.

She’s actually sharing 5 tips to help get through the Holidays:

1.  Start with Breakfast
2.  Get a daily, 10-minute workout
3.  Fill up on Water
4.  Walk, Walk, Walk
5.  Snack Healthy

Now these types, alone, certainly aren’t going to help you lose 20lbs over the holidays, but the holidays are meant to maintain, in my opinion!  Enjoy the holidays.  Maintain the weight.  And NOT put on extra unwanted pounds!

You can see more about Andrea’s tips in this video.

So why McDonalds??

Again, it goes back being realistic – more times than not we can help ourselves by simply making the best choice possible.  Nothing irritates me more than someone (aka a family member that knows I’m on a “diet”), asking me … “Can you eat here?” or “Can you eat that”?  Now granted, they are probably just being trying to be helpful but it irks me!  I’m a grown adult without any major allergies – I can eat whatever & wherever I want.  I’ll just make a good decision for myself!!

So, even when I find myself at McDonald’s it doesn’t mean I have to go for a large biscuit with all the works & a couple orders of hashbrowns with a large coke.  I can make better decisions there too!

A few weeks ago, I shared with you about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin from McDonald’s.  Have any of you tried it yet?

Atlanta area McDonald’s restaurants are serving up a new menu item – the Egg White Delight McMuffin! We’re actually one of only two US cities currently testing the new new menu item. Austin, TX will also offer it through the remainder of 2012.

More Information about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin:

  • The Egg White Delight McMuffin is freshly prepared with 100 percent egg whites, freshly cooked on the grill with melted white cheddar, a slice of extra lean Canadian bacon and served on an English muffin, made with 8 grams of whole grain.
  • The latest addition to McDonald’s wholesome offerings, Egg White Delight McMuffin is full of flavor with 260 calories. The satisfying new breakfast sandwich also serves as an excellent source of protein.

Sounds like a great choice & a great alternative to that large biscuit & hashbrown order!

Disclosure Statement

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the product. GAMOA believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. GAMOA policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and voucher fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

McDonald’s Introduces Cheddar Bacon Onion

Update:  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you all for entering.  Congratulations to Jennifer M. (entry #10), selected via Random.org.  Jennifer has been notified via email.

McDonalds Cheddar Bacon Onion

McDonalds Cheddar Bacon Onion & Giveaway

Have you seen the commercials yet?  McDonald’s recently introduced a new sandwich to their menu – the “Cheddar Bacon Onion“.

A funny story actually, I was at my daughter’s t-ball game a few weeks ago & I overheard two ladies describing the sandwich and the commercial to their husbands.  They were saying how good the sandwich looked and they couldn’t believe it was a McDonald’s hamburger.  One of the men was saying he saw the same commercial & he was trying to convince her it wasn’t a McDonald’s commercial.  They were so funny going back and forth that they finally agreed to go to McDonald’s after the game to see who was right!!

It cracked me up!  And I was happy for the lady, because I knew she was going to win the argument – ha!

But the truth is, I can see why the man didn’t think is was a McDonald’s sandwich.  It doesn’t sound like anything on their regular menu to me either –  “The Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwich brings new premium toppings of white cheddar & grilled onions, combined with hickory smoked bacon & finished in a creamy mustard sauce to create a one-of-a-kind taste experience … for a limited time only!”

So?  How did I try the new Cheddar Bacon Onion?  I’m a sucker for the combination of Cheese, Bacon & Onion on a hamburger – so they had me at Cheddar!  I went all out & decided on the Angus Beef over the Chicken Breast.  I’m actually not eating wheat right now, so I tried it bunless – with a fork and knife.  With a side salad and bottled water, it was a great lunch on the go!

More about the Cheddar Bacon Onion:

  • Made with premium white chicken breast or 100% Angus beef, McDonald’s new Cheddar Bacon Onion is the perfect versatile sandwich for everyone.
  • The Cheddar Bacon Onion will be available at participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide October 23 – December 16, 2012.

Giveaway:

  • One Cumming Local reader will win a $10 McDonald’s Arch Card to try the Cheddar Bacon Onion for themselves.
  • Simply leave a comment below & let us know if you’d try the CBO (Cheddar Bacon Onion) with Chicken or Angus Beef!That simple!!

 

Disclosure Statement

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about the new Cheddar Bacon Onion. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the product. GAMOA believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. GAMOA policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and voucher fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version):   Giveaway will close on Monday, November 26th at 11pm EST. One winner will be selected from all above entries via Random.Org to win. Winner(s) will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address.

Disclosure (The Longer Read):
While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook.

No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US. This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes at 11pm EST, Monday, November 26, 2012.  Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 972, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.