Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blessing #13- Chickfila [and a Giveaway!}

We are up to Blessing #13. Normally 13 is seen as an unlucky number, but it is going to be a lucky number for one of you! I will tell you all about that at the end though.

If you've been looking at my Project Life pictures, you can obviously tell that I love Chickfila. So today, I will calculate them as a blessing and tell you why I love them so.

I love Chickfila for so many reasons. They have the most unique fast food fries. They are closed on Sundays. (Honestly, I love and hate this all at the same time. It all depends on how hungry I am on Sunday.) They have fantastic service. They really are a little taste of home for me up here.

However, the main reason I love Chickfila is their work with children in the foster system. When I was in the eighth grade, I met Truett Cathy as he took a kid in my class to his first day of school. The child he was with lived in a WinShape home. Mr. Cathy introduced him to everyone in our class and gave us all coupons for free Chickfila sandwiches. Even as a teenager, I was impressed by Mr. Cathy taking time to do that. Now as an adult, I enjoy supporting a business that seeks to help the helpless. If you want to learn more about WinShape homes just click here.

Okay, so now that I'm done with my Chickfila love fest, let me explain why #13 is lucky.
One of my favorite things about blogs is giveaways. I have won a couple things from different blogs, and I love the excitement of winning. As a part of our Lankford family Christmas project, (I'll post about that later) we decided to giveaway a $10 Chickfila gift card to someone. You can win it! You can have up to three entries. Make sure you leave a different comment for each entry. Here's how:

Entry 1: To enter leave a comment telling me why you love Chickfila.

You can also have two additional entries just make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.

Entry 2: Become a follower of Calculating Blessings. If you already are a follower that counts too.

Entry 3: "Like" Calculating Blessings on Facebook. If you already "like" Calculating Blessings (all two of you) that counts too. The facebook page isn't much now, but I want to do more with it. I want to make it more interactive than the blog. Where everyone can Calculate a blessing.

The contest ends on Sunday night at 12:00 AM. I'll pick a winner using random.org and announce it on the blog on Monday! Good Luck!


***Note: Because I just started the blog many of my readers are my family members, so there is a good chance the winner may be a family member of mine. The only family member I've banned from entering is Shad. (Yes, he wanted to enter.) He loves contests, but he has to sit this one out.




Sorry Shad. We'll go to Chickfila this weekend.


43 comments:

  1. i think i have similar reasons to you for loving chik-fil-a. mostly, it doesnt really taste like 'fast food'... and they have soup! and cheesecake :)

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  2. I like chick-fil-a because it holds memories of our Wednesday nights before church meals. You, little Brandon & me would always go & then head out to church. Good memories. Mom

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  3. I like chick-fil-a because of their wonderful service & how polite the workers are to everyone that walks in the door. Thanks, Mom

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  4. I like chick-fil-a because of the job you were able to have through high school & college. We didn't have to worry about you at all. Love, Mom

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  5. i like chick-fil-a because of the cows that walk around giving hugs and the indoor play place keeps me sane during the winter.

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  6. i just liked you on facebook :)

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  7. I like chick-fil-a because the food tastes great,and the people who work there are always friendly. I always seem to have a serious craving on Sundays, though.

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  8. I follow on Google friend connect.

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  9. I like Chik-fil-a because I can take my son there to eat AND play! He loves to play in the playcenter and make new "friends"!

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  10. I am now following "Calculating Blessings" thanks to Google Friend Connect.

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  11. Hands down its the sweet tea

    couponclippinmommy at yahoo dot com

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  12. I love that Chikfila has a kids cup with a bendy straw :)

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  13. I love how the employees treat my kids as well as their food rocks! =)

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  14. I follow you on google friends.

    linzcoupons@gmail.com

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  15. I am a Facebook Fan! =)

    linzcoupons@gmail.com

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  16. I like chik fila because they are courteous, kind and have the best sweet tea!

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  17. I like Chic-Fil-A because they have the best chicken sandwich around!

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  18. I love Chic-Fil-A because it has the best indoor playground.

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  19. I love Chic-Fil-A because of the kids meals.

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  20. I love Chic-Fil-A because I can use the potty there like a big boy!

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  21. Hungry Bro-in-law in BamerDecember 3, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    I think you should let Shad enter and then if he wins, he can half the gift certificate with his hungry brother in law in Alabama.

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  22. I love Chick-fil-A cause it's just plain yummy! :)

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  23. I'm a new facebook follower! :)

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  24. I love the food at Chick-fil-A, but it's a super special treat now that I moved away from my hometown and only get to have it a few times a year when I visit home (or brave the student union on campus). :)

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  25. I love the look on his face...so funny! And I love Chickfila because it the only halfway healthy fast food in my area!

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  26. I love the alternative to the hamburger

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  27. I love Chickfila because I can feed myself and my three children a full lunch for under $11!!!

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  28. I love Chickfila because through the glass I can watch my children play without having to sit inside the freezing-cold play area with them.

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  29. I love Chickfila because they have honey-roasted sunflower seeds available to sprinkle on their salads!

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  30. I love their sauces and chicken! Thanks for the chance to win!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I'm a follower!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I like you on Facebook! Natalie Aho.......

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  33. i love the food at chick-fil-a!

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  34. i love the food and chicken!
    pinkfati1@gmail.com

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  35. i like the variety
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  36. follower
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  37. liked on fb
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  38. I love the spicy chicken sandwich and my kid loves the nuggets- besides going to the play area to climb while we wait for the food

    Maggie
    mwkmwkmwk@hotmail.com

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  39. I like it bc it seems healthier then any other fast food place and it is kid friendly! Love the sani wipes, the plastic mats, and playgrounds. I also like that they are closed on Sundays.
    What a great witness.

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