Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot and Cold: Taste Testing McDonald's Spicy Chicken McBites and Chocolate Chip Frappé

By: Finance Foodie

McDonald's - never shy on menu tweaks and limited time promos - recently introduced two new items on the market as part of their "Flavors of Summer" campaign: the Spicy Chicken McBites and the Chocolate Chip Frappe. Long time followers of financefoodie.com know my preference for McD's when it comes to fast food and that I'm always the first in line to try any new product!

First up we have the Spicy Chicken McBites. After the huge success of the original Chicken McBites (my review of the original here), McDonald's decided to bring these babies back - but with a touch of pizzazz. These crispy pieces of juicy white meat chicken are perfectly seasoned with spices that may seem mild at first bite but gradually start burning up the mouth after a few poppers. To be honest, these are pretty much just the old Chicken McBites with heat. Being a fan of all things mild and non-spicy, I definitely miss the original and wish  McDonald's would bring those back instead. Like the previous version, the Spicy Chicken McBites are available at participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide only for a limited time and available in three sizes: Snack (3oz - 310 calories), Regular (5oz) and Shareable (10oz). 

And now on to dessert, aka the Chocolate Chip Frappé. This new Frappé, made with caramel, mocha, a hint of coffee and blended with real chocolate chips, joins the McCafé menu lineup until October 15th. Clocking in at 530 calories for a small, this drink really packs a punch to the hips - but it's totally a worthy splurge. I loved the crunchiness of the chocolate chips in the frappé -- it really gives the drink an extra richness and density that makes it feel like you are having a real dessert. However caffeine fiends beware - if you're craving a coffee drink, take a pass on this (the coffee flavor is almost unnoticeable in this medley of chocolate, sugar and caramel), but if you're looking for a sweet treat to beat the hot summer heat - the Chocolate Chip Frappé one good bet!


****Giveaway****
Congrats Reema! 
McDonald's wants financefoodie.com's readers to get into the hot and cold flavors of summer with a month of free McCafe drinks and Spicy McBites! One lucky reader will a $25 Arch Card, ten (10) coupons good for any McCafe Drink and McBites (10 each)!


Grand Prize: $25 Arch Card, 10 McCafe Drink and 10 Spicy Chicken McBites free product coupons 

There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite summertime hobby. 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 Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The  coupons are being provided by McDonald's. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Arch Card. I was not compensated for this post.

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mar said...

my favorite summertime hobby is reading.

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Amber said...

My favorite summertime hobby is gardening!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you @financefoodie1 on Twitter, I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

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

i love fishing in the early morning during the summer

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mcshatin@gmail.com said...

favorite summertime hobby: jogging

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Wendy Rozema said...

going to the beach!
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Janet W. said...

My favorite summertime hobby is sitting outside on the porch in the evening reading a good book!
janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer time is grillin' slabs of meat and throwing back tall cold ones with friends (so I don't feel guilty drinking by myself)...well, at least until the next morning! (vfabian@vt.edu)

Kelly R. said...

My favorite summertime activity is fishing with my little girl.
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Kelly R. said...

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mildred floyd said...

swimming is great on a warm day.

Janet W. said...

tweet
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mildred floyd said...

following on twitter

akronugurl said...

i love swimming
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Pam said...

What other summer hobby is there but hanging out at the beach?!

Pam said...

I also follow you on Twitter ;)

Anonymous said...

I love to do gardening in the summer.

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Mysharona said...

I like swimming in summer

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slb3334 said...

going to the pool.

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Mami2jcn said...

I like to collect shells at the beach.

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Mami2jcn said...

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Anonymous said...

swimming. rob, rf60527@att.net

peg42 said...

My favorite is gardening.
Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
Thanks
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pookiecat123 said...

summetime hobby is walking by the canal

Judy S
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pookiecat123 said...

twitter follower of yours
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pookiecat123 said...

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PAIGE said...

I love to skate board in the summer.
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Kia89 said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming.
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Kia89 said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter.
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Kia89 said...

Tweeted.
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Rich said...

I love going to the waterpark

Rich said...

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Rich said...

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Brandon Bethea said...

My favorite summertime hobby is actually my job - taking cancer survivors on marine encounters and shark dives! b22squared (at) yahoo -dot- com

Brandon Bethea said...

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MANDY83 said...

I love going to the beach!

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Deb said...

My favrite summertime hobby is hands down, gardening. Nothing like digging in the dirt!
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Deb said...

I follow you on twitter
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Deb said...

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Ann Fantom said...

I like to go bike riding in the summer.

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Allison C said...

My favorite summer hobby is running.

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Allison C said...

I followed you on twitter (@ispossibly)

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jenmalonee said...

We enjoy bike riding.

Jennifer Marie

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jenmalonee said...

Following you on twitter (JenniferCNP)

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jenmalonee said...

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Allison Downes said...

I love to read during the summer

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Allison Downes said...

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chadro said...

Metal Detecting!
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J. Cannon said...

My favorite summertime hobby is grilling. I especially love grilling vegetables.
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JC said...

I like swimming
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JC said...

follow on twitter@tcarolinep

JC said...

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Chrissy Nestor said...

Swimming at the beach :)

Sue C. said...

My favorite summer hobby is to create dinner recipes that don't require using the oven or stove.

Sue C. said...

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wildcat32 said...

My favorite summer hobby is hiking.

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sweepmom said...

My favorite summer hobby is reading followed closely by traveling.

sweepmom said...

My favorite summer hobby is reading followed closely by traveling

GALENA said...

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marcia goss said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming in our pool.
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marcia goss said...

I follow on Twitter @mgoss123.
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marcia goss said...

Tweet.
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jenspurg said...

We love traveling with our teenage daughter to watch her play travel softball.
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jenspurg said...

Twitter follower. @jen_r_horn
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jenspurg said...

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debbie said...

My favorite is gardening- I love growing my own food.
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kellyr78 said...

I Like taking my kids on nature walks in the summer.
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kellyr78 said...

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crystletellerday said...

fishing crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Charlotte Padgett said...

I read every chance I get.

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mogrill said...

I like Summer photography.
Thanks for the chance.
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PR4GatheringRoses said...

My favourite summertime hobby is cross-stitching!

Terri P
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PR4GatheringRoses said...

I follow @financefoodie1 on Twitter @GeorgiaMist


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PR4GatheringRoses said...

My Tweet:

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McKim said...

We like to go camping in the mountains near our home in the summer.

Renski17 said...

My favorite summertime hobby is to lounge on my deck. I hope that counts as a hobby :-0

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Renski17 said...

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Please follow back - I'm at my Twitter limits.

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Renski17 said...

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Holly B said...

I love swimming!

Holly B said...

https://twitter.com/prismperfect/status/226399151775154178

Jen said...

Mine are grilling and gardening

Linda said...

I love going to the beach in the summer.
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Nicole Larsen said...

My summertime hobbies are camping and bbq'ing!

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Nicole Larsen said...

i follow you on twitter @pittsy82

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Nicole Larsen said...

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crystalf said...

Watching my daughter play in her travel softball tournaments. Some weekends we spend 12-14 hrs. a day on a field. We actually have one tomorrow and I can't wait. thank you!
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crystalf said...

Watching my daughter play in her travel softball tournaments. Some weekends we spend 12-14 hrs. a day on a field. We actually have one tomorrow and I can't wait. thank you!
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crystalf said...

Watching my daughter play in her travel softball tournaments. Some weekends we spend 12-14 hrs. a day on a field. We actually have one tomorrow and I can't wait. thank you!
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chadro said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as Harzich
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Anonymous said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming!

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kyl neusch said...

going fishing

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Pinky Sade said...

Summertime hobby is swimming
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Rebecca Graham said...

Mine is gardening.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee

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Annette Doggett said...

I enjoy gardening

Annette Doggett said...

Following on twitter @annedoggett

Lynn said...

I love BBQing at the lake!

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Deb K said...

I love to go swimming!!

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Deb K said...

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Deb K said...

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Anonymous said...

gardening and being a slug when it hits 105 and above mrs.mommyy atgmail.com

Anonymous said...

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sparkedcat said...

My favorite summertime hobby is my vegetable garden.

Susan said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming. Follow on Facebook - Susan Jones Ladd and Twitter - corrysue1. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!!!! corrysue@yahoo.com

kdkdkd said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming

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llinda29 said...

My favorite summertime hobby is the beach

llinda29 said...

My favorite summertime hobby is the beach

Peter Schott said...

Favorite summertime hobby is probably swimming.

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Breanne said...

I like hiking

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freddie said...

I love going out on the porch and watching my grandchildren play and ride their bikes. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

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freddie said...

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Claire said...

Sitting in front of a fan reading a book on my kindle! :)

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ferriz said...

going to the beach.

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Janice said...

My favorite summertime hobby is walking at the park
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Janice said...

I follow you on twitter @disneyfan40
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Janice said...

Tweeted
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Caryn said...

Mine is sitting on the patio with a good book

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kamra jackson said...

To be honest my favorite Summer hobby is READING and going to mcdonalds!

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kamra jackson said...

I LOVE MCBITS!

Robin T said...

My favorite summertime hobby is gardening

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Robin T said...

I follow you on Twitter - Imawinnertoday

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Reema said...

I like going to the neighborhood pool

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Carolyn G said...

My favorite summertime hobby is gardenng

Carolyn G said...

I follow on twitter: carogonza

ashley said...

My favorite summertime activity is swimming in the pool!

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Daniel M said...

i like to go mountain biking - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Wayne Tanaka said...

kite flying

RebaFan said...

Swimming

Misses G. said...

I love going swimming and taking bike rides during the Summer.

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Misses G. said...

I am a Twitter follower (@mrsgiveaways)

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Katie Rose said...

Tending my veggie garden and swimming!

Aimee Fontenot said...

My favorite summertime hobby is fishing. I love to catch and release.

LauraJJ said...

my favorite is swimming!
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Aimee Fontenot said...

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LauraJJ said...

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LauraJJ said...

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Aimee Fontenot said...

https://twitter.com/pierreplover/status/227221361234440192

Tweeted...

melissa miller said...

watching my boys swim on the swim team.
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jzagarjr said...

I like swimming

MichelleS said...

Going to the beach. mnsanchez15@yahoo.com

MichelleS said...

I follow you on twitter @llehciMMichell
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MichelleS said...

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Mellanhead said...

my favorite summertime hobbu is gardening a food garden

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Mellanhead said...

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Anash said...

i love biking with my family! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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Anash said...

I follow you on twitter @anashct3
Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

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slehan said...

I love to go swimming.
Thanks for the contest.

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slehan said...

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smilekisses said...

Canoeing and horseback riding.

smilekisses said...

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brich2222 said...

my fav summertime activity is going to the pool

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Debbie C said...

My favorite summertime hobby is gardening, especially heirloom tomatoes.
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Debbie C said...

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Joseph Gersch said...

mine is hiking

Joseph Gersch said...

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chadro said...

tweeted
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Angela Neynaber said...

I like to read in the summer.


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Leenburke said...

Gardening is my fave hobby
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Anonymous said...

I like to knit in the summer.

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Ben said...

My favorite summertime hobby is relaxing on the beach on a hot day.

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Ben said...

I followed you on twitter

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Ben said...

Retweeted:

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Kim said...

I like to catch up on my reading. I am a student so in the summer I enjoy reading reading becasue I want too and not becasue I have too

Harold D said...

Favorite hobby in summer is swimming.

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Ciara B. said...

favorite summer time hobby is swimming

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Julie said...

Mine is swimming
thanks
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Marie C said...

I love gardening.
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sumer blaker said...

My fave summertime hobby is boating!
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Hope Rabi said...

I love to garden and hike in the woods- thanks for the chance to win! Good luck to all!


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Anonymous said...

I like to garden.
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Anonymous said...

Ginger b.
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I like to go to the pool in the summer.

irenec said...

My summertime hobby is going to the beach.

stracey2010 said...

my favorite summer time hobby is swimming
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Chrystal said...

Mine is walking and reading.

Chrystal said...

Follow you on Twitter - @chryskay

Karen said...

My summertime hobbies are gardening and reading on the beach. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Chrystal said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/chryskay/status/227469914032701440

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pauline15 said...

My kids and I love to spend our days at the pool in our condo!
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pauline15 said...

twitter follower (pauline15)
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Kim A. said...

I enjoy being out in my garden, especially when it's time to harvest some of the fresh vegetables. I also enjoy swimming. Thank you for the opportunity.
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Leslie S. said...

My favorite summer hobby is staying out of the heat and goofing off on the net.Thanks!
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Leslie S. said...

I follow on twitter as lstanziani.Thanks!
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Becca Ann said...

I like swimming!
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Becca Ann said...

I follow finance foodie on twitter as @beccapeters1
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1porkchop said...

My favorite summertime activity is going on family bike rides with my kids. I don't really have a hobby, but this is the only time of the year I can spend real quality time with the kids.

1porkchop said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

The screen froze so I am not sure if I already submitted this entry.

Also, my email is attached to my profile, but is emailoftim@aol.com

1porkchop said...

I tweeted at https://twitter.com/1brisket/status/227490470543110144

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