How to Spoil a Man on Father’s Day (Giveaway)

Father’s Day is a week away. (Which also means my favorite weekend of the year happened a month ago already- where did those 4 weeks go!?) It’s time to focus on how to spoil a Man on Father’s Day.  Most of the dads in this world, and all of those who do the dad job without being a dad- they work hard and do the dad thing all year round without complaint, without praise, or accolades. They do it and from those I’ve met in my travels, don’t want praise and attention lavished on them for all of the awesome things they do all the time. Father’s Day is the one day where we can get them to let us say “Hey! We love and appreciate all of the things you do ALL THE TIME!”

So we have one shot at this, most of us, and I like to try to spoil my husband rotten on this one day he lets me.

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Because maybe another tie isn’t what he wants.

Maybe it is.

Maybe he doesn’t want Aunt Em’s world-famous fruit cake for breakfast this year.

Maybe he wants to spend the day flying kites.

Maybe he really does want to spend the day walking around the mall and shopping.

 

Ask him

Ask him ahead of time what his ideal Father’s Day would be. I’m totally serious.  I used to think my hubby would want to go out to eat for Father’s Day.  Turned out, his ideal day was just being home, all of us together. Maybe he wants to be surprised, or go to his favorite fishing spot. Maybe he wants to see a movie, or go golfing with his buddies.

I learned from having older brothers and from my husband that sometimes they want to be surprised.  But they’ll usually come out and tell us.  Or maybe they have an idea of what they’d like – that’s why I say ask them.  I mean, it is THEIR day after all!

Feed Him

I don’t mean to feed him by fork, although if that’s what you want to do, more power to you.  But make his favorites.  Splurge on the good cut of steak for the grill! Or take him to that favorite restaurant that’s a bit above your price range- or get him a gift card so you can enjoy a date night in the future. Talk to a friend and see if you can swap nights to watch each others’ kids for a date night so that you don’t have to pay a sitter (better yet, let the kids sleep over and give them a whole night!).

 

My husband LOVES ice cream cake, but it’s expensive and not something we indulge in frequently.  So why NOT spoil him and surprise him and order a Father’s Day cake online at http://coldstonecakes.com!?

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Check out the Tall Dark & Delicious cake. Then order it.  I’m serious.  It’s amazing.  Delightful.  Decadent.  We surprised Mr. Martin this weekend with the cake because we just couldn’t wait for next weekend.

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Layers of moist Devil’s Food Cake, Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Brownies and Chocolate Ice Cream with OREO® Cookies wrapped in fluffy White Frosting and cascading Fudge Ganache.

It’s all amazing.  But the fudge ganache just puts things over the top.  This cake is oh-so-decadent and a tiny sliver will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth!  We actually cut it in half and sent some home with family friends so they could enjoy some of the decadence.  There’s none left at either house as I type this.

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Something to DO

If he’s a sports guy, find a something from his team that you can enjoy together.  I found these fun decks of playing cards, and they have a set for the Boston Red Sox.  That’s a double win.  He gets something fun for his team and also gets something for us to DO together! I’m also hoping that I can score some game tickets and include those with the cards so we (or he) can enjoy a game! (I love theme gifts, so we may have to get a new Sox shirt and fun travel mug for this theme as well).

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Photo Credit: Red Sox/ MLB.com

If he’s a fishing guy, plan a picnic near a favorite fishing spot!

This is a big one, but I learned it from our sweet friend Hattie:

“It’s not about having things, it’s about the things you do together.”

So instead of just looking for what to buy FOR him, look for what you can do together or something he can do.  If he’s a golfer, get him a round of golf at his favorite course. If you golf, go with him.  Make it a date.  Or set up a game with one of his buddies.

Regardless of what you do for the dad in your life…

get the cake. Or any Cold Stone Creamery cake.

I’m serious. It’s that good.

 One lucky reader is going to win a $50 Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card !!!

 

 

 

This post was inspired by our friends at Cold Stone Creamery, who have earned my undying love and devotion to their ice cream cakes. Not surprisingly, we’re heading there again today.

 

 

 

 

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

153 comments… add one
  • I love banana ice cream with chocolate syrup and peanuts

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  • TALL, DARK & DELICIOUS is our favorite…

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  • Twenty miles at the Hamilton Commons in Noblesville IN

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  • I love banana ice cream, walnuts, chocolate chips and coconut in dipped waffle cone.

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  • Seekonk, MA it about 20 minutes away.

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  • My favorite item is their ice cream cupcakes, especially the Double Chocolate Devotion!

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  • The closest location is about 20 minutes away from where I live.

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  • I almost always get the Berry Berry Berry Good in a Love it, of course! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  • We have one right in my town! It’s about 15 minutes from me!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  • It’s a mile away & my fave is the cake batter!!

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  • STRAWBERRY PASSION

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  • 70380 Louisiana 21 #3
    Covington, LA

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  • right down the street in Cape Coral, FL

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  • centereach

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  • The closest Cold Stone Creamery to me is in Belleair Bluffs, FL. It’s only about 5 miles away – a hop, skip & a jump!

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  • About a 45 minute drive to the next town (where I grocery shop about once a week)

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  • cookies and creamery looks amazing

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  • I love the Cake Batter Confetti. Yum.

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  • My closest is in Brentwood TN. Only about 3 miles. Wish I didn’t know that, but only for the sake of my hips.

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  • Peanut Butter Playground is oh so yum also!

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  • the closest location is indianapolis in
    and my fav thing is their banana caramel crunch flavour

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  • chocolate chip mint

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  • i like the TALL, DARK & DELICIOUS

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  • The San Francisco locations are all close.

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  • Waterfront – homestead, PA

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  • My closest location is in White plains Ny

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  • Greenville, SC in downtown.

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  • Rochester mn about 20 mins for me

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  • I would like to try the Cookie Dough Delirium

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  • our closest location is almost 15 miles away
    Cold Stone Brick
    960 Cedar Bridge Avenue
    Brick, NJ
    Brick Blvd

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  • PEANUT BUTTER PLAYGROUND™ is his favorite.I like them all!

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  • I have 2 here..closest it 3 miles.We love Cold Stone!!

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  • My favorite cake from Cold Stone Creamery is the COOKIE DOUGH DELIRIUM cake.

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  • Our closest one is only a couple blocks away. 🙂

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  • I like the COOKIES & CREAMERY cake

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  • Olathe Point 14941 W. 119th St Olathe, KS 66062

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  • I like the Cookie Dough Delirium!.

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  • My favorite cake is the Midnight Delight.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  • My closest location is in Commerce City, MI about 8 minutes from my house

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  • confetti cake batter birthday cake

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  • Tall Dark & Delicious cake

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  • my favorite cake is the PEANUT BUTTER PLAYGROUND™

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  • mine is state college pa

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  • Closest one to me is in Roseville, MI – 1.6 miles away.

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  • I haven’t been in years so I really don’t have a fave.

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  • 34.1 miles…

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  • Our closest is actually about 10 miles away in a town called Bryan, Ohio 🙂 I LOVE coldstone!

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  • Our closest is actually about 10 miles away in a town called Bryan, Ohio 🙂 I LOVE coldstone! their strawberry cheesecake is so good and I just love the Peanut Butter

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  • QUILTED COFFEE CARAMEL™ is my favorite ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery, 8-layers of pure bliss!

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  • Our favorite is the Peanut Butter Playground. How could you resist the combination of peanut butter and chocolate?

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  • My favorite is the Founders Favorite. It is so good!

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  • My nearest location is in Provo, UT. It’s about a ten minute drive from where I live.

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  • My closest location is in Binghamton, NY about 15 miles away.

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  • I would love to try the midnight delight

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  • my closest location is right down the street in layton

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  • I like the double chocolate devotion ice cream cupcakes.

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  • The closest one is in Ames and 8.6 miles away.

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  • Cold Stone Baldwinsville – only 4 miles away!

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  • There’s a Cold Stone in our town. We love it!

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  • I agree that taking time to ask him what he wants or would like is a good tip. We might think we know but might be surprised.

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  • I would like to give the MIDNIGHT DELIGHT® cake a try. Thank you!

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  • It would be Hickory or Mooresville, NC. Thank you!

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  • The closest one to me is 2.2 miles away.

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  • All of their cakes are delicious — the Peanut Butter Playground is my favorite.

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  • The closest Stone Cold is about 8 miles away on Alpine Ave.

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  • My favorite cake is MIDNIGHT DELIGHT.

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  • The closest location is Union City, CA. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • My husband favorite is: CAKE BATTER CONFETTI and he always gets what he wants for fathers day and his birthday.

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  • It is only a short 10 minutes from me at 7131 W. Ray Rd. Suite 27, Chandler, AZ 85226 (The Shoppes at Casa Paloma)

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  • Huntsville, Alabama is my closest location.

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  • Actually I have never been to Coldstone Creamery and have been DYING to try them!

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  • Downtown Naperville, IL

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  • My closest Coldstone Creamery location is 45 miles away in Greenwood Indiana.

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  • Cake Batter

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  • 1/2 mile away. Grosse Pointe, MI

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  • The closest one to me is 4.8 miles away at Cold Stone Fisherman’s Wharf
    Anchorage Square on Jefferson Street. but I’m pretty sure the one that say’s 4.9 miles away is a lot closer

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  • 10 miles away in Tonawanda NY

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  • The closest cold stone is in Lawrenceville, NJ – my town!

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  • My favorite would be the Midnight Delight cake.

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  • Our closest Cold Stone Creamery is in Asheville about 15 miles from our home.

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  • Peanut Butter Playground cake looks fantastic!

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  • My closest is in West Des Moines, IA!

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  • We have one 2 miles away

    124 Hanes Mall Circle Suite 124
    Winston-Salem, NC

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  • 1311 W. Sunset Road Suite 110 henderson, nevada

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  • The closest location to us is about 4 miles away in Dyer, IN

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  • Midnight Delight cake

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  • Hanover, MD

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  • oh probably about 19-20 miles away

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  • I like the Cake Batter Confetti cake.

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  • We have a Cold Stone Creamery only 1.6 miles away.
    thank you

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  • Love the cookies and creamery cake. 🙂

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  • The closest to me is Woodbridge, VA.

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  • love the strawberry passion cake!

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  • alhambra, CA

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  • I absolutely love the Cake Batter Ice cream with brownie mix ins! occassionally i’ll get the Birthday cake remix too!

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  • Our nearest coldstone is located at 754 North Main St, RMFC 28026
    Springboro, OH 45066. That’s about 20 mins from my house! Wish there was one closer, but then i’d probably be eating too much icecream! ha

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  • We get to the Cold Stone Creamery for special occasions. My favorite is the Chocolate Devotion.

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  • Our closest Cold Stone Creamery is about 3 miles away at 2020 South Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY

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  • CAKE BATTER CONFETTI™

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  • Cold Stone Thousand Oaks

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  • niles ,ohio

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  • We love the Peanut Butter Playground

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  • I hav eone about 30 minutes away

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  • My husband would love the cookies and creamery cake!

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  • I have a cold stone creamery 8 miles from me!

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  • My hubs isn’t a sweets person. He can do without cake and icecream. I know, it’s crazy! But I could always say I’m buying it for him, and eat it with the kids. 🙂

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  • Hudson, OH

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  • Burlington,NJ

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  • Tim Hortons/Cold Stone West Ridge Road
    2037 West Ridge Road
    Greece, NY

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  • My favorite is the birthday mix!!

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  • I love Cold Stone Creamery!! My kids would love this!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  • I love the peanut butter playground!!

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  • 2.8 miles from my house!!

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  • Our closest Coldstone is an hour away in Omaha, NE.

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  • The minttastic chip pie looks to die for!

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  • Our closest one is Gulf Shores, AL!

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  • Cold Stone
    4626 Centerplace Drive Suite 118
    Greeley, CO

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  • You know I have never been to a Cold Stone Creamery. I am not a sweet eater, so just never thought about it BUT I should ask my hubby if he would like to go. He loves sweets.

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  • Sweet Cream ice cream in a waffle bowl with LOTS of caramel and pecans 😀

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  • my closest location is:
    Cold Stone East Plano/Spring Creek
    3933 N. Central Expressway, Plano, TX

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  • Love Strawberry banana rendezvous!

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  • Our closest Cold Stone is a mile away in Los Alamitos, Ca… And we’re there at least twice a month.

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  • My favortie cake at Cold Stone Creamery is the MMMMMMint CHIP!!!!

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  • The closest Cold Stone to me is in High Point, NC on Gordon Lane!

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  • One in a neighboring town of Collierville, TN

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  • The closest Cold Stone Creamery location is 11 miles away. YUM !!

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  • I like the birthday cake ice cream.

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  • My closest store is 47 miles away in Duluth, MN.

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  • Feed him is a good tip! I gave hubby lunch out and dinner out once and he still talks about it. The man likes to eat out (what that says about my cooking, I refuse to divulge). 😉

    I got him 3 on deck circle seats once too for a Detroit Tigers ball game. Goodness but that man was happy. He took two friends and they had the time of their lives. Pricey, but worth it at least once. 🙂

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  • Peanut Butter Playground is a GREAT cake from Cold Stone.

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  • New Market Square Wichita.

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  • My favorite is the cookies and creamery cake.

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  • Our closest is Cold Stone Creamery North Charleston.

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  • My closest location is in Shorewood, IL – about 15 minutes from our home, not bad.

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  • Brick, NJ. About 4 miles away.

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  • Double Chocolate Devotion Cupcakes sound awesome and the closest one is only 5 miles away!

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  • i like birthday cake

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  • about 10 miles away

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  • My absolute FAV treat from Cold Stone Creamery is the cake batter ice cream! I order coconut, walnuts(if they have them, usually I end up w wet walnuts lol) and sprinkles mixed in!! Oh, also it’s BEST in a waffle come, although if $ is tight a cup it is!

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  • We are lucky enough to have a Cold Stone Creamery, only 25-30 min away in Jacksonville, NC! Too expensive though, although delish! So this is perfect!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! Thanks for all u do as well! Good luck to ALL!

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  • My closest location is Cold Stone / Tim Hortons Scarborough
    398 US Route 1 TH 9365
    Scarborough, ME

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  • A CHEESECAKE NAMED DESIRE.

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  • About 40 minutes away.

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  • The Strawberry Passion cake looks and sounds delicious! 🙂

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  • The closest one to me is just 2 miles away! 🙂

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  • Hi there! I have a Cold Stone Creamery here in Bradenton just a couple minutes away! 😛

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  • Love this! My hubby would too. We love doing all sorts of things together so he’s totally be down for something together for his special day!

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  • I like their Midnight Delight cake.

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  • Our closest location is 7 miles away.

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  • We have a Cold Stone Creamery about 1 and 1/2 hours from us. That is the closest one.

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  • we like the cake batter confetti cake ice cream!! my sons favorite, husband loves java chip

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  • Burlington, WA

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