Friday, March 4, 2011

Dunkin Donuts Blogger Event - Plus a Giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to be invited by Dunkin Donuts to attend a blogger event in Fairfax to learn more about the company and try out some new products.  Not only was everyone at DD extremely gracious, but I learned a bunch of fun facts about their menu that I'm excited to share with you!

We got to taste all types of DD coffee, which was no trouble for the coffee lover that I am.  I was interested to learn that their coffee comes in multiple flavors, totally apart from the sweeteners.  So you can actually get your vanilla or coconut coffee black and either add your choice of creamers and sweeteners, or (if you're like me), just drink it black.  You can even mix flavors.  The most unexpected flavor was blueberry, which was surprisingly tasty and had a wonderful smell!
One of the products that DD especially wanted to introduce to us was the new Big N Toasty Breakfast Sandwich, which came out February 28.  The picture says it all: two pepper fried eggs, 4 slices of Cherrywood smoked bacon, and cheese on buttery Texas toast.  Yummy!  My bacon-loving husband would really enjoy this, and I sure enjoyed it myself.  It's funny - somebody mentioned that maybe we moms weren't the target audience for this sandwich, but nobody at the event seemed reluctant to taste it!

We also had the opportunity to taste the more health-conscious flatbread sandwiches, the hash browns (who knew?), as well as all types of doughnuts.  My tip: try the sour cream doughnuts.  They have a "rough" look to them, but a delicious tangy taste and are not overly sweet. 
Another fun perk of this event was getting to catch up with some fellow Northern Virginia frugal bloggers:


That's me with baby Gem, Sarah from Capitally Frugal, Gina from Moneywise Moms, and Laura from Frugal Friends in Northern Virginia.

As I mentioned, everyone from Dunkin Donuts could not have been nicer, and they gave me a very positive opinion of the company.  They provided us bloggers with lovely gift bags, and they were generous enough to give me an additional $25 gift card to giveaway to one of you!

To ente this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite menu item is at Dunkin Donuts. You must answer this question to enter.  Please include your email in your comment if it is not available in your profile. For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following, for a maximum of 4 entries in total (please leave a separate comment for each):

1) Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.
2) Follow Frugally Blonde by email
3) Follow Frugally Blonde on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (Leave a link to your tweet.) This may only be done once; no daily tweets.

The contest ends on next Friday, March 11, at midnight. The contest is open to residents of the US only, and the winner must provide a valid mailing address (no PO boxes).  I will choose the winner randomly and notify him or her by email, and he or she will have 72 hours to respond.  Good luck!
I received a gift bag from Dunkin Donuts at the event which included a gift card.  I received no other compensation for this post, and the opinions are my own.

200 comments:

  1. I love their blueberry cake donuts.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. I follow you by email.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I love the selection of flavored syrups for the coffee. I like to change it up often.

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  4. Donuts! So many different kinds of donuts!

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  5. My favorite is Vanilla Iced Latte.

    andreaschwen at yahoo dot com

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  6. I like the coffee cake muffin.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I subscribe by email.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I subscribe with Google Reader.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I get your emails! Thanks!
    arielmack2@gmail.com

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  10. I love Dunkin Donuts bagels! The wheat is sooo good!
    arielmack2@gmail.com

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  11. I like their iced latte and glazed donut

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  12. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/44055465151315968

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  13. I love iced coffee with blueberry syrup!

    katherinedibello (@) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I also subscriba via email!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Whole wheat bagel with cream cheese!

    cmdhanagom@gmail.com

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  16. I just subscribed via email ... love your blog, Liz!

    cmdhanagom@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite menu item at Dunkin’ Donuts is the Sausage Biscuit with Reduced-fat Cheddar Cheese :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. Iced vanilla coffee -Amanda Y. (ayyogurt)(at)(yahoo)(dotcom)

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  19. I'm an email subscriber! -Amanda Y. (ayyogurt)(at)(yahoo)(dotcom)

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  20. My fave is their veggie flatbread sandwich!!
    Thanks! momma2gap @ yahoo dot com

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  21. Also an email subscriber!
    momma2gap at yahoo dot com
    Thanks!

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  22. favorite menu item....boston creme donut

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  23. email subscriber

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  24. following you on twitter and tweeted
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  25. I love their chocolate donuts!

    kspsaves at hotmail dot com

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  26. I'm an email subscriber

    kspsaves at hotmail dot com

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  27. i like the blueberry muffin

    tcogbill at live dot com

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  28. i get your emails

    tcogbill at live dot com

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  29. I LOVE DD! Favorite thing is cinnamon hot coffee or french vanilla iced.

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  30. I love the boston cream donuts
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  31. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/45125159006384130
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  32. subscribe via email
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  33. I typically go to D&D's for their iced coffee~ love the coconut!

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  34. My favotite is the Double Chocolate Donuts.
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed
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  36. Follow Frugally Blonde by email
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  37. Follow Frugally Blonde on Twitter @Gerisandoval
    and tweeted about this giveaway
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  38. My favorite thing from Dunkin Donuts are their plain glazed donuts. Yum!!

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  39. Dunkacino and a toasted coconut donut are my all time favorite!

    amcmurphy128@gmail.com

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  40. I prefer cappacino...my husband would choose black coffee! :-)

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  42. subscribe via RSS

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  43. I love raspberry filled donuts with chocolate icing!

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  44. Caramel iced latte is yummy:)
    nikki9802@hotmail.com

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  45. My favorite is the Bavarian Kreme Donut.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  46. The Coffee Cake Muffin is my favorite!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  47. Following and tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/45841275211100160

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  48. Pumpkin Spice Coffee!!! I will go to all the different DD's in my area to see if there is any left after the holidays!
    justchrissa@yahoo.com

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  49. I like the Cheese Danish.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  50. I love the Chocolate Raised Glazed Donut--yum!
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  51. I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader
    Alicia Webster
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  52. I subscribe via E-mail
    Alicia Webster
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  53. I love their iced coffee and get it almost daily! :)

    juliaryken@gmail.com

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  54. My favorite thing on the menu is the grilled cheese flat bread but soon it might become the big n toasty!!

    ahellen@gmail.com

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  55. email subscribed


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  56. I follow you via email!

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  57. following on twitter @IHeartCupcakes5 and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/IHeartCupcakes5/status/45862947414749184

    ahellen@gmail.com

    thanks :)

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  58. I was never so happy when DD came to Texas, being from NY. We started out droving 47 miles to the nearest location. But now there is one in my back yard. My favorite yummy is the Boston Cream, thank you Dunkin Donuts.

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  59. The Munchkins are my favorite! Especially the chocolate ones!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I follow you on Twitter, I'm @AmberGoo, and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/45872075163963392
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I love their chocolate cake donuts.
    nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

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  62. I like their Egg White Turkey Sausage flatbread.

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  63. I really love the bowtie donuts and the boston creme donuts.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  64. I'm an email subscriber.
    Thanks
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  65. Follow on twitter (peg42) and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/peg42/status/45914996655390720
    Thanks
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  66. I like both the custard and cream filled donuts!

    sassygirl4u27@gmail.com

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  67. following you via google reader

    sassygirl4u27@gmail.com

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  68. I love the Boston Cream donuts, hummmmm, the best ever

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  69. ice coffee with a shot of raspberry :)
    love it!
    following via email
    dfenn01@snet.net
    thanks for this opportunity!

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  70. I really like their vanilla cruller donut and also their coffee is the best.


    apoalillo AT Hotmail (dot) com

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  71. oh this is easy for over 25 years its Thier French Crueler Donut yummmmmmmm.

    texaswaitress (at) live (dot) com

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  72. I love the dunkacino!

    chichisbud(at)aol(dot)com

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  73. following you on twitter. @chichisbud




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  74. getting your emails

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  75. I like their coffee coolatta.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  76. my favorite is the chocolate frosted doughnuts!

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  77. I just LOVE Lemon filled raised donuts- trying to convince my local Dunkin Donuts to have them available more often.
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  78. I am subscribed through RSS Feed, My Yahoo
    Cindy M
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  79. I am subscribed to Frugally Blonde email updates.
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  80. I like their chocolate frosted long johns.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  81. The lemon-filled donuts are my favorite!
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  82. I subscribe to your feed in Google Reader.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  83. I subscribe by email.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  84. I follow you on Twitter @mgoss123 and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/45968308234764288
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  85. I love the Boston Cream donuts.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  86. It may be boring but my favorite menu item is the plain ol' glazed doughnut. Gotta love a classic!

    Richard / Krabbman
    Taesa68@yahoo.com

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  87. I follow you on Twitter under JKrabbenstein tweeted at the following link:
    http://twitter.com/JKrabbenstein/status/45983768632229888

    Richard / Krabbman
    Taesa68@yahoo.com

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  88. I love the fruit filled donuts....all of them

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  89. Dunkin' Dark (coffee) is the best here ever was!

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  90. Twitter follower ky2here1, here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/46006397137190912

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  91. I'm old fashioned and still love the Boston Creme Donut the best.

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  92. I like the apple pie doughnut.

    lunabutterfly79@yahoo.com

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  93. I love the blueberry cake donut!!

    nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

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  94. Coffee is my favorite menu item!

    mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

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  95. I love the everything bagel with cream cheese.


    dlhaley{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

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  96. I love love love their chai tea, for breakfast & for lunch, I drink it with glee. For dinner I grab one then grab me a glaze donut and munch munch munch. :)
    sigmawins22 at yahoo dot com
    Niambi

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  97. I love their toasted bagels w/cream cheese, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  98. My favorite menu items at Dunkin Donuts are the Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel and the Hazelnut Latte.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  99. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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  100. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  101. i like the hazlenut coffee!
    happydinosaur at verizon.net

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  102. im following you on twitter
    happydinosaur at verizon.net

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  103. im subscribed by email
    happydinosaur at verizon.net

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  104. I love their Boston Creme donuts!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  105. I am subscribed via google reader.

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  106. Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/imaclutz89/status/46058058283098112

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  107. My favorite menu item is a large iced coffee with skim milk added.
    tristamj at hotmail dot com

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  108. I like the turkey flatbread sandwich
    rachel70802002@yahoo.com

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  109. I love their Chocolate Creme Donuts...YUM!

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  110. Follow on Twitter Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/amj1971/status/46067450491568128

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  111. I love their coffee and egg and cheese on a bagel!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  112. Gotta be the Chocolate Kreme Filled Donuts. So good! Thanks for the chance! :)
    whitechocolatecherries at gmail.com

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  113. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed via Google Reader.
    whitechocolatecherries at gmail.com

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  114. I'm a confirmed email subscriber.
    whitechocolatecherries at gmail.com

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  115. I'm following you on twitter (@whitechocolatec) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/whitechocolatec/status/46109530102312960
    whitechocolatecherries@gmail.com

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  116. I love the Vanilla Iced Coffee.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  117. I Follow Frugally Blonde by email.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  118. In the summer I love a ice cold Coolatta, in the winter a Dunkacino

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  119. I subscribe by email (peaceloveandpetsblog@gmail.com)

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  120. I love the chocolate donuts covered with coconut!

    marilynbmonroe @ aol . com

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  121. Subscribe to your email

    marilynbmonroe @ aol . com

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  122. My favorite is the cheddar bagel twist! Yum.
    april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

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  123. I love their everything bagel with a schmear!

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  124. Dunkin Donuts bagels

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  125. I like the chocolate iced donut.

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  126. My favorites are the boston kreme donuts
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  127. I follow you by RSS
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  128. I'm an email subscriber
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  129. white hot chocolate crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  130. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LOVE THEIR CREAM FILLED DONUTS AND THEIR GLAZED DONUTS

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  131. horton111@aol.com

    e-mail subscriber

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  132. I love their chocolate munchkins!

    melissamcnicol AT yahoo DOT com

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  133. When I swing through DD, I get a bacon egg and cheese on a plain bagel everytime (with coffee), so delicious.

    imsamanthab@yahoo.com

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  134. email subscriber

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  135. Follower via GFC

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  136. I like their chocolate cake donuts and LOVE their coffee!
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  137. chocolate honey dipped is the best

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  138. I like the glazed donut holes

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  139. The blueberry glazed donuts.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  140. i love their cheddar cheese bagel twists

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  141. A medium iced mocha latte with whip cream and half whole, half skim milk. Yes, they look at me like I'm nuts when I order it, but it's amazing!!!

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  142. My favorite menu item is the donut with pink icing and sprinkles!

    krystal3733[at]gmail[dot]com

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  143. following on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/LuckyKrystal/status/46291084392939520

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  144. I love their vanilla kreme donuts!! And their coffee! But only in their stores - the beans you can buy in a store don't taste as good as the coffee they sell.

    Email address is in blogger profile

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  145. I Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.

    Email address is in blogger profile

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  146. I follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/46305125882544128

    Email address is in blogger profile

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  147. favorite menu item is sausage bisquit

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  148. i love their coffee with cream and no sugar

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  149. rss google feed subscriber
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  150. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/46309715919114242

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  151. I love thier chocolate eclairs and of course thier donuts wilcarvic
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  152. email subscriber wilcarvic
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  153. I like their bagels with butter!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  154. I subscribe to your blog's feed via google reader.
    email in blogger profile.

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  155. i follow Frugally Blonde on twitter - js22222222 .
    tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/46351534564458496
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  156. i love the vanilla creme filled donut
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  157. My favorite item is their coffee - it is the best.

    pbabcock2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  158. Personally, I'm a big fan of their whole wheat bagels (with a little low-fat cream cheese).

    wowknk at gmail dot com

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  159. I subscribe to your feed!

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  160. Dunkin Donuts is my favorite place to have coffee and a maple frosted donut. Yummy! I haven't tried the Toasty Breakfast Sandwiches yet, but they do look delicious. Thanks for having the contest!

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  161. I like their boston kreme donut
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  162. subscribe rss via google reader
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  163. subscribe via email
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  164. follow you and tweet

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  165. I like French Crullers.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@yahoo.com

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  166. Thanks for the giveaway...favorite menu item at DD is a cinnamon raisin bagel & a large coffee !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  167. Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/46413298849161216

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  168. I love their blueberry cake donut.

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  169. I like the Turkey Cheddar and Bacon on Flatbread.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  170. I love Vanilla Creme Donuts!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

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  171. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/LuckyJinxy/status/46425366608347136

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  172. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

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  173. My favorite is bagel twist cheddar cheese

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  174. I Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.

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  175. I follow on twitter and tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/dvice1/status/46433698773614592

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