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SPORTS

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Toffee Nut, Vanilla Malt, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Shake Day! Ask for our shake special and get any of our signature shakes for only $3.69 today (regularly $3.93-$4.62).

Tomorrow, we're going to have a special for our Yogurt Club Members. You're cards will work for any item in the store!

Sorry that the blog was not posted on Saturday. I was out of the store and had forgotten to pre-post the blog entry. Last week was a little crazy for me, but there was a good payoff this weekend.

The MLB season officially started last week in Japan, but I chose to wait until all of the other teams got to kick off the season to announce it. Between yesterday and today, we will see both leagues get under way. What a glorious time of year! You can bet that my baseball predictions will be posted later in the week for everyone to see.

FC Dallas also kicked off their soccer season yesterday. It was a little warmer at game time t…

The Memory Was Fuzy

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Caramel, Pina Colada, and Peach.

Cake Loaves Weekend! All of our cake loaves are on sale this weekend for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). If you have a special request for a loaf, make sure to call in today and place your order for tomorrow or Sunday. 972.644.2000. Not sure what we offer? Check out this link.

Green Tip: Credit card companies and banks often sell customer names and personal information to direct marketers; it's one of the reasons your mailbox is constantly stuffed with junk. Call you credit providers and tell them you don't want your information sold; it will cut down on the amount of unwanted mail you receive and toss. (Do Your Part: You can go to www.optoutprescreen.com or call the toll-free number 1.888.5OPTOUT to have the national credit bureaus remove your name from the lists they offer lenders. For any junk mail that does make it through, don't forget to recycle.) [Brought to you by Pa…

True Blue

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Caramel, Pina Colada, and Peach.

Brownie Day: Ask for our brownie special and get your brownies 2 for 5 dollars. (Limit Four)

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), both types of pita, and the English Muffins. Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

We also got in our shipment of PB2. This great tasting peanut butter has quickly become one of our top selling items. Don't forget to check it out this weekend.

We've got a new template for the blog. I had a wonderful template picked out yesterday, but the horizontal line that separates the store business from the rest of the stuff was not showing up on it. After about 20 minutes of searching for a solution, I opted for a different template and changed up the colors on it. I hope you like the coloration. It was i…

Key Item

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

Chocolate Special: Ask us for our chocolate special today and get any of our three almond barks (milk, white, or dark) for only $14.99 per pound (limit 2 pounds). That's 10 dollars off the regular price!

The Galaxy Granola has finally arrived. We have both the Cinnamon and Vanilla varieties available. This is a great 2 Point granola for Weight Watchers®. And, it is 2 Points for 1/2 of a cup instead of a tiny 1/4 cup serving.

Upon getting ready to walk out the door to work this morning, I made the horrifying discovery that my keys were not where I normally leave them. I've got two places in the apartment that I keep my keys. One place is the counter in the kitchen and the other is on the bookshelf in the living room. I realized early on that the keys would not be a quick find.

Setting in for the hard search, I went out to the car to make sure that they weren't in …

Scrolling Along

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Coffee Royal, Banana Macadamia Nut, and Peach.

Ask for our Sierra deLite special today and get any number of the tasty Sierra deLite bars for only $2.99 (regularly $4.50).

It's funny how much we take for granted. The little things in life that make everyday tasks easier really aren't appreciated until they are no longer there. This thought occurred to me last night as I was doing data entry on a computer with a 15 inch CRT monitor and a mouse with no wheel for scrolling. While the monitor was a bit more of a flashback than an annoyance, the mouse was just this side of slam it on the desk frustrating.

I can't really recall the last time that I worked on a computer that did not have a mouse without the ability to scroll, but I would be willing to bet that it was in the high school computer lab on the old Mac II. I don't think that the work took too much additional time because of this lacking function…

Now Entering: The Terrible Two's

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Coffee Royal, Banana Macadamia Nut, and Peach.

Gnu Bar Case Special: Buy three cases of any varieties of the Gnu Flavor and Fiber bars (total of 48 bars) and receive a 15 dollar yogurt card in addition to the everyday case price break of $34.99.

Once again, we are running low on PB2. It seems that the orders are starting to come through on the internet as well as in the store. We should have enough to make it until our next order arrives on Thursday or Friday. But, if you need some PB2, it is a good idea to come and get it early.

Two years ago today, we made our first official post to the Sugarless deLite blog. After a couple of weeks of research at the beginning of March, we were ready to start on March 23. This date was our test run and the following was the first post. Since then, the blog has had its template changed three times, has undergone several different formate changes, has grown to include quizzes, pu…

Happy Easter!

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Banana, Peanut Butter, and Egg Nog.

Yogurt Special! Buy one yogurt, get one free (equal or lesser value, excludes XL). Please ask for our yogurt special at check out to receive your free yogurt.

We will be open regular hours tomorrow: 12 PM to 6 PM.

Public Service Announcement: FDA Warning on Cantaloupes.

"People should throw away cantaloupes from a Honduran manufacturer believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak, the government said Saturday.

The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert for the melons from Agropecuaria Montelibano. Grocers are advised to remove from their stock any cantaloupes from this company. People should check with stores to see if recently purchased cantaloupes came from Honduras."

I didn't get a chance to mention it yesterday because we were so busy during the morning, but we have added a new Friend of Sugarless D link to the blog. The Wilken Family Eye Care lin…

In the Garden

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Banana, Peanut Butter, and Egg Nog.

50% off of all items on the sale rack. Ask us for the special and get a great deal off the lowest marked price on all sale rack items.

Yesterday, we finally got in our much awaited order of Dixie Carb Counter products from Dixie Diner. Here are a list of a few new options that we have gotten in from them: Thick-It-Up (thickener), Chocolate Chunkies (baking chocolate), Gluten Free Bakesquick Mix, and Lemon Pound Cake.

Green Tip: Historically, humans have relied on 7,000 species of plants for food. Organic grower Seeds of Change has undertaken the special mission of helping preserve heirloom and traditional flower, herb, and vegetable varieties. Their efforts contribute to the maintenance of biodiversity, an essential element of conservation. You don't have to be an organic farmer to do you part; their unusual seeds are available for planting right in your garden. [Br…

Happy Birthday!

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Banana, Peanut Butter, and Egg Nog.

Ask for the yogurt cone special today and get your yogurt cone for $2.08 ($2.25 before tax).

The PB2 is here! We'll put this one under the better late than never category. We should be able to avoid any supply interruptions in the future. Come and get them.

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), both types of pita, and the English Muffins. Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

Here's a simple blog for today. I'd like to wish Erica a very happy birthday!



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Last Chance To Dance

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Banana, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Boysenberry.

This is the LAST DAY to enter the March Madness basketball tournament for our customers. Don't forget!

1. Print this bracket out and fill it in with your selected teams.

3. Write your name and your phone number on the bracket sheet.

4. Turn in your selections no later than 8 PM on Wednesday the 19th.

What you get:

1. Everyone that turns in a bracket will get a free small yogurt. (Available only at the time that you turn the bracket in to us.)

2. The first place winner will get a 20 dollar gift card to Sugarless deLite. The second place winner will get a 15 dollar gift card to Sugarless deLite. The last place loser will get a 10 dollar gift card to Sugarless deLite.

Ask for the Walden Farms special at checkout and receive one dollar off of each jar or bottle of Walden Farms. (Limit 6.)

PB2 Update: The PB2 is now scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Sorry for the dela…

The Turk

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Raspberry, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Boysenberry.

Get our cake slices for 50% off today. Ask us for the cake slice special at check out to receive your discount. (Limit two slices, no pre-orders).

This year there is a March Madness basketball tournament for our customers. Here are the rules to follow:

1. The link below to the bracket will be posted on the blog today and tomorrow. Print this bracket out and fill it in with your selected teams.

3. Write your name and your phone number on the bracket sheet.

4. Turn in your selections no later than 8 PM on Wednesday evening.

What you get:

1. Everyone that turns in a bracket will get a free small yogurt. (Available only at the time that you turn the bracket in to us.)

2. The first place winner will get a 20 dollar gift card to Sugarless deLite. The second place winner will get a 15 dollar gift card to Sugarless deLite. The last place loser will get a 10 dollar gift …

Ready, Set, Bracket!

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Raspberry, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Boysenberry.

Yogurt Club members can get a small yogurt for only $1.45 today when they pay with their club card. Or, take one dollar off of any medium, large, or XL size yogurt.

This year there is a March Madness basketball tournament for our customers. Here are the rules to follow:

1. The link below to the bracket will be posted on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday blog. Print this bracket out and fill it in with your selected teams.

3. Write your name and your phone number on the bracket sheet.

4. Turn in your selections no later than 8 PM on Wednesday evening.

What you get:

1. Everyone that turns in a bracket will get a free small yogurt. (Available only at the time that you turn the bracket in to us.)

2. The first place winner will get a 20 dollar gift card to Sugarless deLite. The second place winner will get a 15 dollar gift card to Sugarless deLite. The last place l…

Two Down

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Raspberry, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Boysenberry.

Pumpkin Bread Day! All pumpkin breads are $14.99 today. Try a sample and find yourself won over to our number one selling bread loaf.

Do you want free stuff from Sugarless deLite? Each year, Rick is kind enough to sponsor a friendly March Madness basketball tournament for the store employees. This year, he is going to extend the offer to you, our customers. If you have never played, you simply pick the teams in the brackets that you think are going to win all the way down to the national champion. Here are the rules to follow:

1. A link to the bracket will be posted on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday blog. Print the bracket out and fill it in with your selected teams.

3. Write your name and your phone number on the bracket sheet.

4. Turn in your selections no later than 8 PM on Wednesday evening.

What you get:

1. Everyone that turns in a bracket will get a…

Going Without

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Raspberry, Banana Cheesecake, and Boysenberry.

Parfait Day! Ask for the parfait special at check out and get your parfaits for only $2.99 (regularly 3.69).

We're starting to run a little low on PB2 again, but we have a massive shipment on the way. This has been the most popular introduction of any new product to this store. If you have not tried the PB2, ask us for a sample on your next time in the store and prepare to be amazed.

Green Tip: Contrary to office legend, turning off your computer when you go home at night does no harm. The good it does, according to a study from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, is substantial-one workstation (computer and monitor) left on all night for a year is responsible for one ton of carbon dioxide emissions. Switching it off at night and setting it to sleep while idle during the day can reduce energy use by 80 percent. (If every computer and monitor in the country were o…

Gimmie 5

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Brickle, Chocolate Raspberry, Banana Cheesecake, and Boysenberry.

Brownie Special! Buy two brownies and get them for 5 dollars. (Limit 4 brownies, must buy two at a time.)

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), both types of pita, and the English Muffins. Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

In the news today, there is a story about the newest entry to our monetary supply. Get ready to start seeing the new, more colorful 5 dollar bill. That's right, Old Abe is getting a bit of color. It seems that the theme of this one is the color purple. And the changes will keep on coming. Next year, we will get a new version of the hundred dollar bill. I'm hoping for pink or canary yellow on this one.

Here is one final note about A Wrinkle in Time. It is a small passage that o…

Music to My Ears

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Brickle, Devil's Food Cake, Banana Cheesecake, and Boysenberry.

Chocolate Special! Our chocolate pecan turtles are on sale for $14.99 per pound (limit 2 pounds). Ask for the turtle special and save today.

Items that arrived today: Galaxy Granola, Chocolite Protein Bars, and Atkinson Peanut Butter Logs.

Yesterday, my wife got me one of those thinking of you gifts because, as she said, she was to excited to wait two months to give it to me for my birthday. I'm glad she didn't. In our almost five years of knowing one another, I'm going to put this one in the top five of gifts. I might even go as high as top three. What gift could rank so high you ask? Behold, a cassette tape of Prince and the Revolution's Purple Rain album.

Prince is one of my guilty music pleasures, and I consider Purple Rain one of his best albums. This tape will certainly come in handy on vacations to Austin or trips over to Arlington. It…

60*

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Brickle, Devil's Food Cake, Banana Cheesecake, and Orange Vanilla.

Sierra deLite bars are $2.99 each today (regularly $4.50). Ask us for the special and save. (Limited to quantity on hand.)

Oh to be rich and famous. Billie Crystal has been signed to the NY Yankees for a one game minor league contract to be played out on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Crystal, who is turning 60 the following day, will were the number 60. As you might be able to tell from some of the films in which he has starred, Billie Crystal is a huge Yankees fan.

Puzzler Answer:

One Down

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Brickle, Devil's Food Cake, Banana Macadamia Nut, and Orange Vanilla.

Buy three cases, 48 bars, of any combination of Chocolite (7 varieties from which to choose), and get a 10 dollar Yogurt Card for free.

We have received in another shipment of PB2 (Powdered Peanut Butter). The product is also available on our website at the following link: PB2.

The other hot seller this weekend was the new BBQ entry from Hallman's Bear Creek. If you are a BBQ lover, you have to ask for a sample of either of the two sauces. You're going to love them. If you like something a little bit hotter, try the Jalapeno sauce which has a wonderful hot flavor. Last, you can use the grilling rub to flavor not only meat, but vegetables, fish, stews, salads, pizzas, and burgers too. (We'll have this on the website in the next few weeks.)

I finished my first book in the TBR challenge last night. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle …

Firefly

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, Devil's Food Cake, Banana Macadamia Nut, and Orange Vanilla.

Yogurt Special! Buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM. (Limit one, excludes XL.)

In the day and age of DVD's, one of the big bonuses is that TV shows can often find a second life. Word of mouth is always the best form of advertising. Unfortunately, very few shows are ever given a good chance to succeed on the networks before they are put out to pasture. This is the story of a show called Firefly.

If you are a fan of Joss Whedon's other TV shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, then you are going to enjoy theFirefly universe. If you are not familiar with his other works, he has a sharp writing style with smartly written dialogue. His characters all have flaws and are all searching for something. He also has a tendency to write strong female characters. The show Firefly, while set in space, is not your standard heavy handed science fiction.…

Why Do We Have Meteorologists?

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, German Chocolate Cake, Orange Vanilla, and Lemon.

If you've stepped outside today, then you know that the weather never came to this area like they said it would. We are back on our regularly scheduled hours.

Today's Special: 50% off of the lowest marked price on the sale rack.

We did get the bagels in today. The bagels and pita 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. (We did not get the English Muffins in this week.) Come in and get yours today! Great options for Weight Watchers®.

We also got in our newest items. We have two types of new BBQ sauces (Mild and Zesty & Warm and Zesty), one new hot sauce (Jalapeno), and a new grilling rub. We've got open samples of the three sauces, and I highly recommend trying any of the sauces. With five calories or less from each of the offerings, these are…

What Weather? Ohhh....

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, German Chocolate Cake, Orange Vanilla, and Lemon.

Yogurt cones are on sale today for $2.08. Just ask us for the cone special.

Due to the potential for icy weather this evening, WE WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 PM TODAY.

The rest of the LaTortilla order came in yesterday, so we are now restocked on all of the varieties of LaTortilla (Green Onion, Garlic, Wheat, Rosemary, and Tomato Basil).

The bagels DID NOT arrive today. I fully expect them to be in tomorrow. We do still have several of the flavors available in the freezer.

[I have no doubt that the talk of the day is going to be the weather around here. It looks like we are in for another batch of snow this evening. This time we might even get a little ice mixed in with the storm system. Once again, the weather the next day should prevent it from being anything substantial. This sure is shaping up to be an odd March.]

When I wrote the above paragraph, I had not seen the updated f…

Muddy Waters

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, German Chocolate Cake, Orange Vanilla, and Lemon.

Come in today and ask for the Walden Farms special to receive one dollar off of any Walden Farms products. (Limit 6.) Don't forget to sample them while you are in the store.

We did get in one case of the original wheat low carb tortillas from LaTortilla. I do expect the rest of the order to come in within the next two days.

What a wild a crazy night we had in the political election season. The Republican side got its closure last night with John McCain getting the 1,191 delegates needed to elect him as the presidential nominee for the party. The Democratic side had a crazy and late night with an assurance of more to come. It looks like the race is going to go down to the wire. I've got to say that this is by far the most interesting political race that I have seen. Political junkies love this stuff.

After staying up and watching the election results, I finished re…

Get Your Vote On!

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, German Chocolate Cake, Pina Colada, and Lemon.

Get your cake slices buy one, get one free when you ask for the special today. (Free cake slice is of equal or lesser value. Limit two free slices.)

Double Bonus: Wear your I voted sticker, which are apparently hard to find, and ask for the "Voter Special" to get one free small yogurt.

If you are voting in the primary, today is the day. If you are voting in the Republican primary, then all you have to do is show up to your precinct polling station and vote. If you are voting as a Democrat, then you have the chance to legally vote twice. Vote today, then caucus for your candidate at your precinct polling station at 7 o'clock. Make sure to bring your proof of voting (a signed slip or stamped voter registration card). The caucus vote decides 30 percent of delegates. As a final reminder, you can vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary, but you can only…

One Year

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, German Chocolate Cake, Pina Colada, and Lemon.

Today's Special: Buy five bread products (tortillas, bagels, pitas, English Muffins, or taco shells) and get the sixth one for free. (Limit one free product.)

March Calendar: (click to enlarge)



March Coupons: (click to enlarge and print)



My wife and I once again had a wonderful time in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We had a somewhat relaxing weekend as we shopped and ate our way through the downtown and dreamed of the future. All that hiking around up and down the hillside can get pretty exhausting, but this really is just a fantastic place to go and get away from everything for a few days. Since we went on the weekend, more of the stores and restaurants were open. It was a perfect way to celebrate the close of our first year of marriage and the start of the rest of our lives together. I love you Erica.

Happy Anniversary!

Clean Getaway

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

Today, we have our newest and hottest selling product on sale. You can get one dollar off of each jar of PB2 (limit two) by asking for our peanut butter special. If you're still not sure about this product, just ask for a sample and you'll be won over.

I know that I had said that the calendar would be posted today. While it is available in the store, I forgot to upload it to blogger before I left for our weekend getaway. Fortunately, it will be up on Monday along with the coupons for the month of March. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

So what does a couple do for their one year anniversary? Well, we're going back to our honeymoon spot. Aside from being a wonderful town with great food and shops and trails, Eureka Springs is also a relatively short distance. At just over six hours, we were more than ready to make this trip for the…