McDonald's Big Macs or Quarter Pounders for a penny* on Thursday; Lands' End offers Facebook fans a chance to win $100 gift card
Oh you know there is a catch! The asterisk is there to tell you that you have to buy the first sandwich at regular price but the second Big Mac or Quarter Pounder With Cheese is just a penny. Letting the kids eat half of one of those might be okay. A full one (Big Mac is 540 calories; the QPWC 510) seems like too much. But it's a deal and if you're in a hurry, it might help lighten the load. The offer is available from 10:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday at participating McDonald's restaurants. You might want to call before you go to make sure the deal is being offered at your neighborhood restaurant.
And here's another deal: If you are a Facebook fan of Lands' End, you can enter to win one of 45 $100 gift cards. Be forewarned, that the site already has 214,786 fans. After you enter, you can get an additional 10 percent off your purchase, including sales items. That might be the best part of the deal although a $100 gift card from LE would go a long way to pay for clothes for the kids.The chance to enter ends at 11:59 p.m. CST Thursday (that's 12:59 a.m. on this coast).
-- Sherry Robinson