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Leap Year Bonus (600)

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), New York Cheesecake, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today is a great day to join the Yogurt Club if you are not already a member. In addition to your free small yogurt that you get when you join the club, we are going to give a 20% bonus to anyone who signs up with a minimum of 50 dollars. (The regular bonus is 10% with a minimum of 30 dollars.) If you are already a member, today is a perfect day to recharge your card so that you too can take advantage of this special. Remember that the minimum load value is 50 dollars to receive the 20% bonus.

If the above information confuses you, then just ask us for more details when you are in today. This is a wonderful way for our yogurt customers to save on every yogurt purchase.

Green Tip: The acids or lye in commercial drain cleaners don't belong in wastewater. Try a plunger or plumber's snake first. If there's no standing water, pour in a cup…

More New Things

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), New York Cheesecake, and Strawberry Shortcake.

We have a selection of our gourmet chocolates on sale for 50% off today. Ask us where they are and we will be happy to show you. Get some chocolates at a great price today. (The March calendar is available in the store now and will be available on the blog on Saturday.)

We got in a new selection of Easter chocolates. Easter is early this year, the 23rd of March. We've got a growing table of options that can help to fill up any Easter basket.

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! We have a fresh stock of all varieties of bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, Onion, and Perfect 10) and both types of pita. Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

Within the next few weeks, we will have two new BBQ sauces that I know will be the best that we have ever carried. Be on the lookout for updates right her…

What Day Is It?

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), New York Cheesecake, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today, we have out Pumpkin Breads on sale for $14.99 (regularly $19.99).

The PB2 has arrived! We've got in 24 jars, so we should have enough for a week or two. If you haven't tried this product yet and you love peanut butter, then ask for a sample and see why people love it.

Yesterday was a Murphy's Law kind of day. In addition to the PB2 not coming in as scheduled, I started out the morning with cranky yogurt machines, two additional UPS packages that went wrong, a blog that was doomed to be far behind its regular posting time, and a Hotmail account that took forever to open.

It always seems like days like this cluster right around the time that you are getting ready to take a vacation. It might be because you are ready to go and, in the anticipation of leaving, the little things add up quicker. Or, it might just be a way of assuri…

That's One Tasty Burger

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Nut, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), New York Cheesecake, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Brownie Special: Ask for our special and get 2 brownies (low carb or fudge nut) for 5 dollars. (Limit 4)

PB2 Update! We were supposed to receive our shipment of PB2 today. However, UPS did not deliver. It has been rescheduled for delivery tomorrow. Sorry for the delay. There was no explanation given.

MooYah Burgers Review: Like the website says, this place is a no frills burger joint. Your menu options are burgers (beef, turkey, or veggie), grilled cheese, fries, sodas, and shakes. If you are in the mood for this type of simplistic fare, then you will be pleased. Starting with a courteous and pleasant staff that is too rarely seen and going down to the clean and almost Spartan decor, the workers and the setting exemplifies the simple and welcoming nature of what they serve.

We started with the turkey burger which is more like eating a thin turkey…

Another Chronicle

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Nut, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), White Chocolate Raspberry, and Peach.

Today, we have our Sierra deLite bars on sale for $2.99 each (regularly $4.62). Ask for the special to receive the discounted price.

I went and saw the Spiderwick Chronicles yesterday with a couple of friends. I got what I was expecting. I'm a pretty easy reviewer of fantasy films. As long as they are not bad, they qualify as good for me. Since I'm going with a willing suspension of disbelief, I tend to give these films a little more slack. Nevertheless, I thought that they did a good job with this one. The visuals, as with most films with any type of decent budget, were great and the coloration helped to provide the contrast between the real and fairy realm and the good and evil sides thereof.

Whenever you're working with kids in the cast, you always run the risk of bad acting. This pitfall was avoided here, but no one will get an award nomi…

Overheard

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Roasted Almond, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Peach.

Tonight, we have our buy one, get one free special on our frozen yogurt from 6 PM to 8 PM. (Limit one, no XL). Please ask for this special to receive it.

Tomorrow, we have our coke floats for only $2.99 (regularly $4.62).

Overheard by Rick yesterday at lunch:

Man #1: I'll tell you, women are weird.

Man #2: True, but why do you say that?

Man #1: Yesterday, I woke up and my wife was lying there in bed crying.

Man #2: What was she crying about?

Man #1: She said that she had just woken up from a dream in which I was having an affair with another woman.

Man #2: Really? She was crying about a dream? What'd you do?

Man #1: I asked her if the other woman was good looking.

He didn't get to hear the rest of the conversation, but I am willing to be that Man #1 found out that this was probably not the best response to have to this dream.

I've got a list of things to do today.…

The Rest of the Stuff

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Roasted Almond, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Vanilla Malt.

We've got an ad in the Dallas Morning News today that is also a coupon. Clip it out and save 5 dollars off of any purchase of 25 dollars or more. When you bring in the coupon, we're going to give you a small yogurt for only 99 cents today.

Today is National Margarita Day! Celebrate by picking up some great margaritas from Baja Bobs at our store today.

We've added a link to Hungry Girl's blog. If you haven't heard of her before, you can get the basics here. We have a good number of the products about which she has written. Our store has also been listed a couple of times as a great resource for these products. You can find the link under Enlightening Locations on the right side of our blog.

Green Fact: Our ecosystem's delicate balance means that your health and that of the environment are intertwined. As if you needed another reason to shed t…

Mmmm....Bacon.

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Roasted Almond, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Vanilla Malt.

Cone Day! Ask for our cone day special and get your yogurt cone for only $1.85 (regularly $2.77).

We've sold out of our first shipment of PB2, but we are expecting to have it back in stock by Tuesday the 26th. This is a fantastic product for anyone who is looking to take the fat and calories out of their peanut butter. It also make a really good chocolate peanut butter shake!

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! We have a fresh stock of all varieties of bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, Onion, and Perfect 10) and both types of pita. Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

Early Last Sunday Morning:

Clink, clink as a vitamin drops into the bathroom sink. Clink as the same vitamin drops into the trash.

Erica: Babe, did you just throw your vitamin away?

Me: Yes. It fell in the sink.

Erica: It's still good.

Me: …

Texas Two Step

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Roasted Almond, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Vanilla Malt.

Yogurt Club Day! All Yogurt Club members can get a small yogurt for only 95 cents. If you would like another size, we will take $1.50 off of any yogurt purchase. Just make sure to ask for the special.

Two things result from my daily work blogging exercise. First, my personal blog suffers chronic neglect. Second, there are times when I really just can’t think of anything to write. After nearly 600 entries, it can be hard to think of a subject everyday. Thankfully, this week I have not suffered any writer’s block. For most of the week, I have been one to two days ahead on my blog entries. (Yes, sometimes I cheat and write them early.)

A good portion of my neglect towards my personal blog comes as a direct result of pilfering ideas for it and using them on this blog. Such is the case with today’s entry. In an email, two of my friends asked me about a little thing ca…

Vote Early!

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Roasted Almond, Banana Macadamia Nut, and Vanilla Malt.

Ask and ye shall receive: Cake slices are 50% off today (limit 2). We've got Carrot, Chocolate, and Italian Creme available. Just remember to ask for the special.

Early voting begins today for the March 4th Texas primary. There are a good number of different locations to cast your vote. Here are a few notes of interest:
1. Any registered voter can vote in either party's primary, but not both.
2. If you voted in the last primary for one party, you can vote for the other party this year.
3. To vote early, bring your voter registration card or another form of ID (driver's license or utility bill) to the polling location.
4. Early voting ends February 29th.
(Notes taken from the Quick.)

You can follow the links below to find out polling locations.

Dallas County

Collin County

Tarrant County This is a PDF file.

Denton County

Puzzler Answer:

We're Going Streaking...Maybe

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Almond, Banana Macadamia Nut, and New York Cheesecake.

Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 all day long (regularly $3.93-$4.62). Ask for the shake special and save some money.

We've had such a great response on PB2 sales that we are already reordering. We did open up a jar to sample this weekend, and the PB2 does taste like peanut butter when you add the water to it. It is quite an interesting product.

Thanks to the persistent effort put in by my loving wife, I got six tickets to Radiohead on May 18th. She was nice enough to be ready when they went on sale. It was a good thing because the connection went haywire here. She came through big time for my friends and me. Best birthday present ever...next to life itself. As a bonus, we ended up with one extra ticket to the show.

This weekend was proof that you can have a busy but relaxing weekend. We had a birthday dinner downtown on Saturday night (Happy Birthday…

Clap Three Times

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Caramel, Banana Macadamia Nut, and New York Cheesecake.

50% off the sale rack all day long today. Get some great specials on the chocolates and candies that are located on the two lowest baskets on the back side of the white rack in the center of the store.

Yesterday, we got back in the Peanut Butter Gnu bar with the new and improved formula. These bars are two points for Weight Watchers® and make a great snack for people on the go.

Looks like we're in for a cool day of rain and stormy weather. It might be one of those rather dreary days. This morning certainly saw its fair share of storms. One of them seemed to be sitting directly on top of our home. The three thunder claps that awoke us at 6:20 this morning were some of the closest that I have ever heard, and the rain that followed was very heavy. Thankfully, we do need the rain.

As I was looking through the Entertainment Weekly magazine for this week, I reali…

Green Reviews

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Caramel, Banana Macadamia Nut, and New York Cheesecake.

Attention Weight Watchers: Show your name tag from a meeting or your Weight Watchers book while you are in the store today and get a small yogurt for only $1.45.

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Sometimes, after a really busy day at work, I have trouble going to sleep early in the evening. I'm usually very tired, but I am also normally wired from the activity of the day. I got home at 9:15 last night after doing a bit of shopping for groceries at Target. The Mrs. was a bit sleepy, so we talked for …

V-Day

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Caramel, Banana Macadamia Nut, and New York Cheesecake.

Today is Valentine's Day. If you haven't gotten your loved one something special, we still have some great options for you. Come in early for the best selection!

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! We have a fresh stock of all varieties of bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, Onion, and Perfect 10) and both types of pita. Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

When you work retail, holidays mean long days. Inevitably, you end up working right up until Christmas or, in the case of today, throughout the day. While it is unfortunate, it does allow us to avoid the crowds since our Valentine's dinner will be next week. It also forces me to be creative on the celebration. I think that my wife would agree that this is a good thing. I got a few surprises in this morning for her, and, by the tim…

InRainbows...InConcert

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Caramel, Banana Macadamia Nut, and Egg Nog.

Word of the Day! Come in and tell us the word of the day and get two dollars off of any size yogurt: Radiohead.

Tomorrow is, of course, Valentine's Day. If you are in need of some sugar free sweets for your sweetie, come in today or tomorrow and pick out one of our wonderful assorted chocolate hearts.

So, Radiohead has decided to give me one of the best birthday presents ever. Just after having a discussion with one of our customers about when they were going to announce their concert tour dates, I went to an article that I had up on the web and saw that they had announced the US dates. They are coming to Houston on my birthday and Dallas the day after. I will happily attend the Dallas show, taking the day off in celebration of my wonderful personal holiday that is Radiohead Concert Day. Here is a full listing for the US tour:

RADIOHEAD has confirmed the date…

A Stormy Night

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Banana Macadamia Nut, and Egg Nog.

Brownie Special! Get 2 brownies, either our Fudge Nut or Low Carb version, for only 5 dollars today and save 2 dollars off their regular price. (Limit 4. Please ask for the special to receive it.)

New Products and restock items have just come in our door. We have received our restock shipment from Walden Farms today, so we now have all of our flavors that we have been out of such as the Ranch and Creamy Bacon. We also have in several new products from them: Peanut Butter spread, Chocolate flavoring packets, and Syrup flavoring packets. The new products are all zero calorie options.

I like the rain when it comes in the middle of the night. After being awoken by the clash of thunder, hearing the rain crash against the window is always a relaxing way to fall back into the sweet surrender of slumber. Unless, at the sound of the first crash of thunder, your brain…

PB2

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Pumpkin, and Egg Nog.

Sierra deLite Day! Ask for the special of the day to get your Sierra deLite bars for only $2.99 (regularly $4.50). These wonderful treats are full of nuts and chocolate and are a fantastic treat as a pick-me-up during the day.

New Product! We got in a product that we are rather excited about, PB2. This powdered peanut butter has 75% less fat than regular peanut butter, is low carb, and is low sodium. By combining two tablespoons of the PB2 with 1 tablespoon of water, you can reconstitute the peanut butter for use as a spread. Also, you can put it directly into jellies and jams for a sandwich or use it in cooking. If you are doing Weight Watchers®, the best part is that a serving is only 1 Point!

This morning, I got a pretty good understanding of how some people feel about baseball. On ESPN radio, they were giving the poll results of the Daytona 500. I could have sworn that this sp…

New Science

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Caramel Fudge, Pumpkin, and White Chocolate Mousse.

Tonight, we have our buy one, get one free yogurt special from 6 PM to 8 PM. (Please ask for the special. Limit one.)

One of the tricky things about the environment is that, to be honest, we don't really know what we're doing. Sometimes, it is easy to see short term beneifits that are appealing, but we miss the long term problems that these solutions might create. A new study suggests the corn-based ethanol, which is touted at our savior from oil dependency, might be more harmful in the long run because of the release of carbon dioxide that results from deforestation and the energy used to grow and refine the ethanol.

I have long felt that the corn-based solution is not a solution at all, but this study also brings the switchgrass-based ethanol into question. One thing is certain, we don't yet have the answers. A true alternative initiative would be a …

Suspended Mittimation

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Caramel Fudge, Pumpkin, and White Chocolate Mousse.

Today's Special: All Crystal Light and Green Tea boxes of flavor packets are on sale for $9.99 (regularly $12.99).

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It looks like the Republican field got narrowed yesterday with Mitt Romney's announcement that he was suspending his campaign. It was an interesting move, because it gives him the abil…

Cake Photos

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Caramel Fudge, Pumpkin, and White Chocolate Mousse.

Cone Day! Ask and you shall receive your cone for only $1.85 today (regularly $2.77).

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! We have a fresh stock of all varieties of bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, Onion, and Perfect 10) and both types of pita. Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

Thankfully, my friends live in the digital era. I have been able to, through them, obtain photos of the Groundhog's Day cake from this weekend. I think that it was once again a work of art. Since it was cake, it was also a work of art that was bound to be destroyed by the hungry party goers. Thanks to Jeff for the cake and Sharon for the photos.

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Undecided Wednesday

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Caramel Fudge, Peach, and Boysenberry.

Pumpkin Bread Sale. Come in and ask for the special $14.99 price on our pumpkin breads today to save 5 dollars off of these wonderful breads. (Limit one.)

We've gotten in our shipment of Atkinson's hard candies. These are the candies that are replacing the Peerless candies. As you might know, Peerless went out of business last year. Atkinson purchased much of the sugar free line. Some of the candies, we feel, have actually been improved.

If you don't like politics, you might not like the next few months. However, if you like to have choices and viable campaigns with a bit of political intrigue, then the time leading up to the conventions is going to be great. I definitely fall into the latter camp. I think that it is fantastic that there is not a clear winner on either side this morning. The picture, to some degree, is even fuzzier than it was before Super Tuesday.

O…

Super Today

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Cappuccino, Peach, and Boysenberry.

Cake prices are 50% off today when you ask for the special. (Limit two.) We currently have Italian Creme, Chocolate, and Carrot Cake.

Super Tuesday is finally here. Today will see over 20 states vote for their choice of Republican and Democrat presidential candidates. I'm pretty excited about checking out the results this evening. The Quick actually has a pretty good break down of the races on page 7 today. I'm sure that the Dallas Morning News has the full story somewhere in it.

The interesting part about this election cycle is that our vote in Texas will actually count next month for the primary. With Texas being one of the last large states up for grab, you can count on some visits from the hopefuls. Given that I would like to hear from a couple of them, I think this is a very good thing. Nothing like a little competition to make things interesting and to bring on some…

Giant Win

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Cappuccino, Peach, and Boysenberry.

Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 today (regularly $3.93-$4.62). (Please ask for the special.)

We have received our shipment of Fior difrutta. We now have the Wild Blueberry, Fig, Peach, Strawberry, and Raspberry back in stock. Given the number of mail orders that have been coming in for this product, I can tell that this line is hard to find. With the great taste, I can see why.

Hopefully, everyone had a fun and safe Super Bowl weekend. We had a great time down in Austin celebrating Groundhog's Day. I should have a picture in a few days for you of the cake. It was fun to see so many former employees of Sugarless deLite all in one spot. The weather on Sunday was beautiful. We walked to breakfast at Threadgill's and then headed back to Arlington to watch the first half of the game.

Unfortunately, I slipped down to fifth place in the fantasy football league that I played in …

Have you ever had déjà-vu?

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Cappuccino, Peach, and Boysenberry.

All almond barks (dark, white, and milk) are on sale today for 50% off! (Limit 2 pounds.) Come in and stock up today. Don't forget to ask for the special to receive it.

Tomorrow, we will be open from 12 PM to 4 PM. Please note the time change for the Super Bowl.

It's Groundhog's Day! Today, the Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. I'm sure my wife is sorry to hear the news, but I don't mind a little bit of overtime for the winter season. One of the great things about the yearly appearance of the small varmint is the annual Vortex Groundhog's Day Festival. This grand tradition was started at UT Dallas 12 years ago by an ingenious soul named Jeff McLaughlin. Some of our longer term customers might remember Jeff who is also a proud alumnus of Sugarless deLite.

Since he moved to Austin, we have been taking a Dallas contention down each of the past few years to…

The Alternates

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Coffee Royale, Pistachio, and Boysenberry.

Need to stock up for the big game? Come in today and you can get 10% off of any Baja Bob's product. Just ask for your discount when you are checking out. (Limit 6.)

Calendar: (click to enlarge)

During the month of February, enter the coupon code LOVEDELITE upon check out at sugarlessdelite.com to receive 6 dollars off of any order of 65 dollars or more.

February Coupons: (click to enlarge)



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A myriad of reasons contributed to the massively late blog entry yesterday; however, I was finally able to finish my TBR li…