Monday, July 11, 2011

Taste Testing the New McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie

By: Finance Foodie

The Mango Pineapple Smoothie, made using mango and pineapple purees, low-fat yogurt and ice, is  McDonald’s new addition to their Real Fruit Smoothie line. Due to my disappointment in the Strawberry Lemonade, I was slightly hesitant to try their newest summer drink. However, after a twenty minute walk outside in the sweltering afternoon sun, I was in desperate need of a respite from the heat -- and nothing screams "cool-off!" for me better than an ice cold smoothie.

So what did I think? Well, the smoothie was surprisingly good! The smoothie smelled like a real mango and was very refreshing. The consistency was smooth and there was no sickeningly sweet after taste (unlike the Strawberry Lemonade). Now obviously, the McD's smoothies can't compare to my homemade smoothies, but it's a great alternative to when my lazy bum doesn't feel like chopping up fruits and washing dishes! Plus, now that I'm a poor graduate student, I probably won't have the luxury of stocking my fridge with real mangos and pineapples on a daily basis.

McDonald's Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Nutrition: 220 calories / 12 oz cup
Retail Price: ~$2.49
***Giveaway***
Congrats #16 - Marybear

McDonald's wants treat my readers to summertime smoothies! One reader will receive one (1) $10 Arch card and five (5) product coupons good for a free Real Fruit Smoothie!
There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite way to cool off in the summertime. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

Full Disclosure: McDonald's provided the product coupons for the giveaway. FInancefoodie.com paid for the $10 Arch card. I was not compensated for this post.

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Mami2jcn said...

I like having some cool iced tea and just kicking back and relaxing by the pool (or in some nice air conditioning).

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kygirl said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to go swimming.
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mar said...

My favorite way to cool off during the summertime is to run under the sprinkler in our yard!

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coliebear said...

My favorite summer time way to stay cool is to play in the splash park.
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jsc123 said...

To cool off in the summer we get in the pool and drink either root beer floats or smoothies.

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PAIGE said...

My favorite way to cool off is to go to the very cold air conditioned movie theater.
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Stephanie said...

pool or cold shower and cold drink!
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Mysharona said...

I like swimming.

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slb3334 said...

Getting in the pool.

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mverno said...

i like to go swimming as much as possible
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BowieTip said...

Swimming in the Pacific Ocean is my favorite way to cool off. That and plenty of ice cold beer.

Hope to win ,as I'm a fan of McDonald's Fillet-O Fish!

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mkjmc said...

Dip in the pool
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Jess said...

Anything cold is the best! I've been enjoying icees and slushes and frozen lemonade.

Jess said...

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Rebecca Graham said...

I cool off with a glass of cold iced tea.

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Amber said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is with gelato or freshly chilled watermelon!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you @financefoodie1 on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
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Amber said...

I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
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Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Daisy said...

One of my favorite ways to cool off this summer is to find a patio by the water and enjoy a refreshing cocktail! A McD's smoothie wouldn't be a bad option either.

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Daisy said...

I follow you on Twitter!

lev011 said...

Nothing like a dip in the pool and then relaxing in air conditioning with a cold drink to cool off in the summer.

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lev011 said...

I'm following on twitter (Galatians 51921)

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smilekisses said...

Our sno cone machine runs pretty non stop in the summer.
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Marybear said...

a dip in our pool!

Marybear said...

I follow you on twiter!

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Nicole C. said...

My favorite way to cool off is to go swimming.

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Kia89 said...

My favorite way to cool off during the summertime is going swimming.
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Miss Manda said...

my favorite way to cool off is frozen drinks on the beach!!

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Miss Manda said...

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ohstac said...

I like to hit the pool to cool off but if it's too hot, I just relax inside with the AC!
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ohstac said...

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Victoria said...

my favorite way to cool off in the summer is with a nice, large diet coke! (horrible i know!)

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Victoria said...

follow you on twitter, too!

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Anonymous said...

by drinking lots of iced water
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elaine said...

Sitting in the shade sipping on a slurpee is a great way to cool off!

Elaine R
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jlafount said...

Diet Mountain Dew with lots of ice

imacausey said...

I like air-conditioning! Nothing beats 75 degrees and a ceiling fan.

iggysaysno said...

I like to drink a tall glass of iced tea.

Kaybug said...

A day at the beach, of course! Alone, with the SO, or with friends. I don't care as long as I'm enjoying the sand and waves!

April said...

Swimming in our pool all hours of the day:)

EmmaPeel said...

I stay in the a/c and drink cold cold pepsi
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EmmaPeel said...

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sohamolina said...

I love making and drinking smoothies.
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cstironkat said...

I like to go swimming at my dad's condo, and I also like to sit in the a/c and read.

cstironkat said...

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pauline15 said...

We have a pool at our condo, so my kids and I go almost every evening and enjoy the pool for about an hour.
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pauline15 said...

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Chuck T said...

The high dive, plunging right in!

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Gayle C said...

My favorite way to cool off in Summer is a cool shower. Sometimes I may take a shower three or more times on a hot day. Not a soapy, cleansing shower, just cool water, quick and freshening to the skin.

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Gayle C said...

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Laura said...

My favorite way to cool off is to go swimming; if that is impossible, I take a COLD shower.
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iplaytrack1224 said...

I loooove jumping in the pool! We have an underground one that goes to a 6 foot depth, so I can cannonball safely.
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Awesome blog by the way, and thanks for the giveaway! Would love, love, love to win this!
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Corin said...

We select lemons off our tree and make lemonaid! Then we get out the misters and sit outside. We dont have air conditioning!

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KowgirlsRule said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to go swimming.

sweepmom said...

My favorite way to cool off is with a nice glass of iced tea.

Ladytink_534 said...

I love to cool off with some gelato or sorbet

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GALENA said...

leatake a swim

sjt42075 said...

my favorite way to cool off in the summer is by going to the pool
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Fiveinline2001 said...

I keep cool by staying inside as long as possible!

Anonymous said...

We take our lawn chairs and go sit in the river.
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Desmond said...

A little time in the pool...

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Lim said...

After mowing the lawn I like to hose down my sandals, then my head! Oh, it feels so amazing!

Ashley said...

I like sitting on my front porch, in the shade, sipping sweet tea or lemonade!

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McKim said...

My favorite way to cool off is to take a cool shower when I get home from work.
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Anonymous said...

I like to chill with a great book and cool glass of lemonade

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jenspurg said...

Love eating ice cream in the summer and getting in the pool.
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jenspurg said...

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Katharina said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summertime is iced tea and a fan in my face after doing outdoor activities. Second favorite way is to head to the ocean and feel those evening breezes on my face from a hotel balcony. Katharina
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Julie said...

Ice cold water and a dip in the pool is how I like to keep cool
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Julie said...

drinking lots of ice water and dipping in to the pool
thanks
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Linda said...

We like to cool off with a ice cream cone or milk shake.
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sustahl said...

My favorite way to cool off is in the pool, but a smoothie sounds nice too.

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tina reynolds said...

I love to go swimming or get a vanilla ice cream cone thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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momznite said...

I enjoy watching a summer blockbuster in an air conditioned theater.
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mjfitton said...

A nice cool glass of limeade always hits the spot.

wildcat32 said...

I love ice pops in the summer.

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Georgia Mist said...

I grew up on the Southeast Coast of Georgia -- so hoping into the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean is my go-to method of keeping cool! If not the ocean, clear the way to the nearest ppol. I'm on my way!

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mclarke619 said...

I love to swim in the summer
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sksweeps said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is to take some ice cold, home made lemonade out and relax with a good book in the shade in my hammock!

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Nancy said...

I like to stay inside in the air conditioning to cool off. If I'm outside, a pool is great to stay cool!

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Tammy said...

Swimming!!!

Tammy said...

I follow you on twitter!
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Anonymous said...

We go to the beach! hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like my chicken fried, a cold beer on a friday night, and a pair of jeans that fit jus right..

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Anonymous said...

I like to cool off by drinking milkshakes and smoothies and swimming out at camp.

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erma2164 said...

My fav way to cool off is to be in the air conditioner.
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llinda29 said...

favorite way to cool off in the summertime is in the pool

Barbarawr said...

When I'm watering the garden (and nobody is looking), I turn the hose on myself to cool off :-)

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Barbarawr said...

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amy16323 said...

cooling off in a pool
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Mashie said...

I cool off with yummy popsicles.. The super cheap ones, so you can eat five of them at a time. :P

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katie said...

I love cooling of with 49 cent McDonalds vanilla cone!!

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buzzd said...

ice cream!!

Rachel R. said...

My favorite way to cool off is in the pool.
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medictom said...

I still love using my now decade old + misti-mate, just fill with cold water, pump away, and a nice cool mist.

medictom said...

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kari jasus said...

i love to jump in the pool to cool off.
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Erin G said...

I like to cool off with a strawberry daiquiri in the pool

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lilkunta said...

Are McD frit smoothies better than Starbucks or Jamba Juice?

My fav way to cool off is a cold shower.

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I hope I win.

ckfrrt said...

I love sitting in the shade on the deck with a tall glass of iced tea to cool off
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Heather W said...

I like to read in the pool to cool off and relax
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Evelyn said...

I live beachside in southern California, and at constant mid-70s to low-80s temps it doesn't get super hot here, thankfully :) But I can never say no to a scoop of ice cream!

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Meredith said...

The pool is where I go with a big glass on ice tea.

Sarah said...

I like to cool off in the pool.

Sarah said...

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Erica C. said...

I like swimming and sipping on lemonade when it's hot out.

D.Dove said...

My favorite way to cool off is by taking a dip in our pool!

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Anonymous said...

We like to go swimming and waterskiing!

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

my favorite awy to cool off in the summer is to drink iced tea and go swimming

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Derk Thomas said...

cold polar seltzer

spirit_kim said...

A big glass of iced tea or lemonade I love them both.


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Lo said...

I like to cool off in the shower!

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mendyd said...

I love cooling off by the pool with a large sweet tea.

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Jennifer said...

I'm a big fan of popsicles that have real fruit in them.

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Jammie said...

my favorite way to cool down is with slushies, we take and blend koolaid and ice yummy.

amied027 said...

I like to cool off in the summer by eating an ice cream cone or popsicles! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like a big glass of ice water.

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sweetsue said...

I soak my feet in a tub of cold water to cool off.
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Anonymous said...

Sitting under the umbrella on the deck drinking an ice cold root beer float or milkshake/smoothie wilcarvic
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slehan said...

My favorite way to cool off is to go swimming.
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thatlittlehouse said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is the pool

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Molly C. said...

We cool off by eating homeade popsicles.

ferriz said...

popcicles, mostly banana. i also go to the beach.

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Anonymous said...

i cool off with frozen grapes intime@myself.com

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Cindy M said...

My favorite way to coll off in the summer is to go for a nice swim at the lake a few miles away from us!
We live near the Canadian border, so our summer doesn't last long though!
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Cindy M said...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I stay in my air conditioned house, and I have a smoothie!

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dddiva said...

Frozen grapes or watermelon if I can't go swimming.
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Debbie Kennedy said...

A nice cold drink or a dip in the pool is my favourite way to cool off!
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shelley said...

I cool off by going swimming and drinking lots of water.

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faithfullyfrugal said...

We love to play water volleyball.

Thank you for the entry,

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kathy pease said...

i love swimming in our pool to cool off

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kathy pease said...

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Rachel H said...

The best way to cool off for me is w/ a Icee, Cold Smoothie or a Iced coffee. (Saving a big jump in the local pool! lol)

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liliesrnice said...

Popsicles & iced tea cool us down!

purango said...

My favorite wa to cool off in summer is to have a huge ice cream cone. garrettsambo@aol.com

Shawn said...

My favorite way to cool off is go to the lake and swim.

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tlcfromtn said...

I cool off by spending time in the pool

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RaettigFamily said...

Either swimming or watermelon

Marcia said...

My favorite way is swimming but we have no access to a pool :-(

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susansmoaks said...

my favorite way to cool off in the summertime is with a nice frappe
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Brittney said...

I like to go swimming at the river to cool off
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susan1215 said...

I coolo off my going swimming

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Scott D said...

Have a nice refreshing drink while sitting on the front porch.

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Jennifer R said...

My favorite way to cool down in the summer is going into the swimming pool. reejen at comcast dot net

Nick Hilleshiem said...

Iced Tea, no sugar, a lil lemon!!!!
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Nicole Greene said...

My favorite way to cool off in the summer is swimming!

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ladyvon5845 said...

I like to go window shopping at the local mall. It's always cool there.

Chisum Crew said...

I like to jump in the pool to cool off. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

Gianna said...

I love raspberry iced tea and Italian lemonade.

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...favorite way to cool off in the summertime is to go swimming !

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love going to the pool or beach and drinking ice cold lemonade! Thanks!

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Breanne said...

My favorite way to cool off is going swimming.

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