Monday, July 9, 2012

Girls Night a la Applebee's


No matter our race, religion, creed or culture I think we can universally agree on one thing:
a girls' night is so refreshing.


As hard as it to make time for ourselves, it is a must.  This last week a girls' night out is just what the doctor ordered.  

There is something to be said about being with some good friends with no (kid) distractions and eating/drinking the night away.  My partner in crime (C) had the flu (BOO!) but I was able to drown my sorrows in a giant OREO shake.  Which is obviously the first thing I ordered.  

But I am not writing this to tell you about the calories I consumed but to tell you that you might need to consider hoping on over to your local APPLEBEE'S (let's face it, there's one on every corner)for a GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 'cause 1. You deserve it and 2.  You are going to win this amazing gift card we are giving away.
So prepare yourselves for some great service - we were so well taken care of - and some yum-o food. My favorites include, but are not limited to, boneless buffalo wings, the aforementioned Oreo shake, steak with mushrooms, and obviously you can't leave without a  blondie or two. To be honest I'm surprised I woke up from my food coma to write this very post.  

But if you have learned anything from this post let it be:

Girls' night is good for the soul.
So there you have it, folks.  Applebee's offers a great atmosphere for you and your girls to get together, eat good food, and spend quality time catching up.  
Our lives get so busy, and I love Applebee's slogan - "Life is Better Shared". As great as it is to keep in contact via social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr etc., what better way to share it than face-to-face with your friends? (Though Applebee's agrees social media is a fabulous way to connect, so they're on Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube, too!)
I, for one, am so grateful for my good friends and while I love my family I've always believed, "good friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."  That said, go ahead and comment on this post and tell us:
- When is the last time you had a girl's night out?

Each comment will be entered for a chance to win a $150 gift card for Applebee's, courtesy of Applebee's and BlogHer!

Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 7/9/12 – 8/3/12.
Be sure to visit the Applebee's Life Is Better Shared page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!



111 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

The last time I went out at night with just the girls was 10 years ago!

Sean and Deana said...

The last time I had a girl's night out was 2 months ago. It feels like much much longer.

Lisa @ Tales of a Young Housewife said...

Before my daughter was born -- 16 months ago!

Samantha said...

Girls nights are the best! Had one a couple weeks ago!

Tiffany Winner said...

the only girl's night i have anymore is with my sister and our babies, i dont remember the last time before

thismomwins@gmail.com

Tiffany Winner said...

i tweeted: https://twitter.com/thismomwins/status/222470781446262785

thismomwins@gmail.com

Ali said...

My last girl's night was last month, for my birthday, with my BFF. We had dinner and if it wasn't for the baby wanting to nurse at home, we could have talked till the morning! The conversation is as amazing as the food. And both a necessity for any momma's survival, especially with three young kids at home, it's not a common occurrence! Love the yellow skirt by the way!

Frugal Mom from California said...

9 years ago. I really need one!

elena150980@yahoo.com

Frugal Mom from California said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/222487372703612928

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suburban prep said...

Girls night out has been at least 7 yrs. It was before my friends and some family members had children. The children are young and they are the priority right now.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

last week I had a girls night with my sisters :) the best!

tiffanyannebrimhall@gmail.com

goatsie said...

Had one a few weeks ago and we are making it a tradition hopefully every month! Girls nights are the best!!!!
a.goates@gmail.com

Clint, Marianne, Sage and Charlotte said...

A few weeks ago with my sisters! I need one at LEAST once a month. :)

akronugurl said...

last saturday night!
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akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/222694087747321857

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Brady and Brittany said...

The last time I had a girl's night out was too long ago!! I am planning my sister's bachelorette party for Saturday and am super excited for it!

mrsbrittanyfish@gmail.com

Brady and Brittany said...

Tweet

https://twitter.com/britt_fish/status/222715330647175171

mrsbrittanyfish@gmail.com

Miss Merli said...

It would be great to have a girls night out especially since I've been squandering of late because I'm my lack of income at the moment. This is exactly what a girl needs good times, foods and drinks!

sarasue said...

I havent had a girls night out in months and months! I dont even remember what those feel like- I hope I get to soon!!

Jamie said...

I know everyone is so deserving of this but... ME... I deserve it most of all. HA HA. How are you girls so pretty and coordinating and stuff? Crazy. And that blondie is my fav! As soon as I found out I was pregnant for the first time I made Johnny take me out to Applebee's and I ate a blondie and a diet coke! So healthy, right? But it was so great. :)

Karina said...

my friends and i have girl's night at least once a month

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

Karina said...

https://twitter.com/karinaroselee/status/222817199595859968

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

Steph said...

Uhhh....girls night out? What's that?! It has seriously been forever & I think my last accomplices were my BFF's(my sisters) ps. I love Applebees! :)

Steph said...

I tweeted about it
https://twitter.com/stephrash14/status/222827372276219904

stephrash_14@hotmail.com

kellyr78 said...

I haven't had a girls night out in years, 5+ probably. I am having one in a week though!
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/222884708332220417

kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Lindsey Layton said...

Woohoo!! Applebee's here I come!!

sodahoney said...

The last time I went out at night with just the girls was 10 months ago

sodahoney said...

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Tammigirl said...

I honestly do not remember the last time I had a girls night out. I guess it's time for a new one!?

Tammigirl said...

here is a tweet:
https://twitter.com/tammigirl/status/223081396313395200

Anash said...

i try to have girls night out at least once every two months! Thanks for a super giveaway!

My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/223234307840417792
Thanks for the chance to win!
email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

bdiane34 said...

I have not had a girls night out since my bachelorette party 2 yrs ago.

bdiane34 said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/223273846327885824

Raquel said...

Oh-em-gee, do I need a girl's night!

Rbhodges1 at gmail.com

linda l said...

had a girl's brunch just a couple of weekends ago, does that count? :) i'm hoping to plan one soon though!

email: lmdong at hotmail dot com

Camille said...

It's been awhile! Just had a baby a month ago and could use a girls night ;)

Charity/CC said...

It's been a very long time, but I think one is really needed.

ccboobooy at gmail dot com

Charity/CC said...

https://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/223470971770777600

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Annette Doggett said...

Yesterday, my friend and I treated ourselves to a movie (Magic Mike!!!) and dinner.
fun!

Cori said...

I love girls night out, especially when a blondie is involved. Such a great giveaway!

B. Wilson said...

Wine tasting a year and a half ago!

Kelly Massman said...

The last time I had a girl's night out was last June with my sister! Thanks for a chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Heather H said...

I flipping love Applebee's and you are soooooo right about that Oreo shake. Well played! I haven't had a girl's night in at least a year...I can't believe it myself! Looks like I'll have to call up some friends real soon.

Amy said...

I really appreciate that Applebee's does care for our (women's) well being and balance in life. Come to think of it, my last girls day out was more than 3 months ago!!! I can't believe it's been that long already. But taking care of the family, household chores, work, etc all take up times and I hardly noticed it's been that long until now. I think I really need some personal time with my girlfriends to catch up. As you said, I often feel rejuvenated and ready to be better in all my areas in my life afterwards. I hope I'll win so I can take my girlfriends out for some fun! :)

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy said...

tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/224407803710808064
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Tina said...

my sister's birthday, last month
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/224566323714334721
merleandtina@yahoo.com

ms-texas said...

had a girls night out with my daughter about a month ago!

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) dom

ms-texas said...

tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/224704973882142721

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

JC said...

Last time I had a girl's night out was last summer.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/224723073746739201

AubreyLaine said...

I last had a girls night 3 months ago
family74014 at gmail dot com

***LIZ*** said...

This would make for an awesome girls night!!

Kerry said...

Sadly, it's been a few years.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/225408152542253057
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Amber said...

It has been so long that I actually can't remember! Definitely before my son was born 10 months ago.

Anash said...

its been a while ...since mmy firstborn, havent been able to have one! Thanks for a super giveaway!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/226149208346996737
Thanks for the chance to win!
email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Alvin & Jessica Pease said...

Went out with the girls 3 weeks ago. We try to go out just the girls at least once a month. I sooo look forward to spending time with just the girls! The BEST!
jessica10e@hotmail.com

Alvin & Jessica Pease said...

I tweeted about your blog!
https://twitter.com/jessica10e

chambanachik said...

I cannot remember my last night out with friends...maybe 3 or 4 years ago? It's been far too long!

chambanachik@gmail.com

sy said...

We had a girl's night out last friday, it was nice to be with friends after a long day of work. Thanks for the review and giveaway. We like to eat at applebee's too.
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/226968205413998592
songyueyu at gmail

wigget said...

a couple nights ago

LAMusing said...

Wow I haven't had a girls night out in over 5 years. That's just sad
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

HappyEnchilada said...

The last time we had a just girls night was over a year ago when 5 of my crazy friends and I had dinner, wine and saw the Indigo Girls in concert! We had an awesome time ...wish it was a weekly or even monthly thing instead of yearly!
amethyst2272 at gmail.com

HappyEnchilada said...

tweeted the giveaway too! https://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/227653160926326784

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Gina M (crave to save) said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/227758327172579328

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Gina M (crave to save) said...

Last time I went to a girl's night out, it was about a year ago and we went to P.F. Changs. It has definitely been a while!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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kimalli1 said...

My last girl's night out was about 4 months ago for a friend's bachelorette party.

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Judy B. said...

It was about 2 months ago.

Judy B. said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/228342605753249792

Judy B. said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/228342605753249792

MANDY83 said...

We finally just went out this past weekend to dinner. It had been a really long time before that!

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MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/228674360427307008

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Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

I couldn't even tell you the last time I had a Girls Night Out, but next weekend at BlogHer, that's what I'll be doing all weekend!

Tina said...

June
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/230045565730308096
merleandtina@yahoo.com

MCantu1019 said...

It's been like ten long years.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Spencer and Amy said...

Totally love Applebees for ladies night! Every Wednesday night is ladies night...boy do I love it! Amy_Marie_16 at hotmail dot com

jenspurg said...

It's been about 10 months since I had a GNO.
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jenspurg said...

https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/230356211588026368
huntandride@hotmail.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

about a couple weeks ago, actually!

lauren51990 at aol dot com

ashley said...

A long time ago!

Christina said...

The last time I had a girls’ night out was at least 6 months ago that I couldn't remember the date. I love this giveaway, if I won I can plan to have my next girl's night out soon and enjoy great food at the Applebee's.

ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

Christina said...

I tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/230497147915739137

Mari said...

I had a girls night out two weeks ago, we went out for dinner and drinks.
runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

https://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/230814013234225152

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luckynordberg said...

Girls night out is always once a month. It's always on the calendar!

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Tabathia said...

It's been over several years ago
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/230872444406222849
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Debbie C said...

My last GNO was back in the Spring this year. I need one for sure right now.
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Debbie C said...

@chrisdeglen Tweeted -

twitter.com/chrisdeglen/status/230933062274400256

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angie lilly said...

I haven't really done this since the early 1990's. Its just not something I enjoy or do. I prefer to just hang out with my hubby and our friends together if we choose to socialize.
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/231133443281522688
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Chip said...

I'm going to count sitting around a campfire with my friends after all the kids were tucked into their tents. We went camping a few weeks ago and had a blast.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/chipdip2010/status/231206479447859200
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April said...

Sadly it has been over 10 years since I had a girl's night out! I do believe it might be time to have another.
april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

Nicole Larsen said...

The last time was WELL over a year ago!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/231224934968463360

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LauraJJ said...

OH wow! Last girls night out for me was about 10 years ago before I had my first back surgery. I dont get out often anymore, but it sure is needed!
landfjacobson @ charter.net

LauraJJ said...

I also tweeted
https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/231243965163241472
landfjacobson @ charter.net

Betty C said...

I can't remember the last girl's night out. It has to be well over 5 years ago.

willitara [at] gmail [dot ] com

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/231408257569284096

willitara [at] gmail [dot ] com

purplelover04 said...

a couple months ago

purplelover04 said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/231439065289981952

Deb said...

I’m a working mom, so I cherish the time I get away from home with the girls…..often we just stay in at someone’s house, but I think it would be great to be able to go out and have other people prepare and clean for once!!!It's been a while since our last time, and we are due!

Deb said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/231454436730470401