Free Bloomin’ Onion At Outback Steakhouse Today {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.)

Outback Steakhouse will honor our nation’s birthday by letting freedom bloom. Visit any Outback location in the 50 states and tell your server to “let freedom bloom” and you’ll receive a FREE Bloomin’ Onion to share with your friends and family at the table. In addition to that, Outback Steakhouse will honor our nation’s heroes with 10% off the entire check at Outback when they come in for lunch or dinner TODAY. Two great ways to save!

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a $20 Outback gift card

HOW TO ENTER:

Join the #BestMates conversation! Do any or all of the following to enter:

1) Tweet July 4th only: “Declare your independence with @Outback and get a FREE Bloomin’ Onion on July 4th. Just mention #LetFreedomBloom! #BestMates”

2) Tweet July 4th only:  “July 4th- @Outback is giving all active and retired military a 10% discount. tp://soch.us/xvaL-RrzU #BestMates”

3) Share this post on a social network.

4) Follow Outback on Twitter

5) Follow me on Twitter

6) Post a blog comment thanking a special member of the armed forces in your life.

Giveaway ends July 6, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. To enter you must be a US resident 18 or older.

Send Cheer To Military Families With Cheerios {sendCheer}

I am honored to share information about the Cheerios sendCheer campaign with you all! I often write about how you can give a lot without spending a lot and this campaign from Cheerios and the USO is a perfect example of how you can do that. Specially marked boxes of Cheerios can be found in Walmarts across the country with postcards on the inside of the boxes. Once cut out, you can write a special note on the pre-addressed postcard and send it out. The USO will then send it to a military family. In addition to that, $1 from each card received will be donated by Cheerios to the USO. For the price of a stamp and a box of cereal you can provide encouragement, words of thanks, support, and help fund programs to support military families. It may not seem like much to you but I have friends in the military and friends with spouses and family members in the military and I know that support from others is so important to them!

As with anything, I think it’s important to get the whole family involved in giving to others. In the past I have taken the children shopping for supplies to include in care packages to send out to those in the military. We have also baked cookies together to include in the packages. My children are 2 and 3 so I don’t think they understand what we are doing yet but my hope is that they will grow up and giving will just be something that they do without thinking.

We will be shopping for the specially marked boxes of Cheerios this weekend and I will share next week about what we found and what my family did to spread love and celebrate ThanksGIVING :)

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I’d love to hear what you do to support the military.

Leave a comment below if you’d like to share!

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(Disclosure: This post has been compensated as part of a sponsored charitable opportunity for Collective Bias. All thoughts are my own.) #sendcheer #cbias