How Do You Celebrate a Special Occasion?

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dunkin’ Brands. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 


I think special occasions or events need to be celebrated.  Some of the things we celebrate are:

  • Good grades on a test
  • Good grades on a report card
  • Having a good game (soccer, lacrosse or football)

Or we just celebrate life. Sometimes we just need to celebrate the fact that the house is still standing, mommy is still (somewhat) sane, or we just celebrate to celebrate. I also think that there is not right or wrong way to celebrate…do whatever works for your family. At our house, we have movie nights, family game nights or we pick up donuts for breakfast. Zack and Bella get really excited when we have donuts. Bella usually tries to choose the largest donut she can, while Zack always gets a jelly filled donut! Always.


Dunkin’ Donuts agrees with me and they want YOU to help celebrate DD Perks one year anniversary! If you are a member of DD Perks, you will receive an extra 200 points with any purchase from January 27th – February 1, 2015!! That is one free, any size, drink of your choice!! What would you order?

About the DD Perks Program

If you aren’t part of the DD Perks program, why not? Here are some of the perks:

  • For every $1 spent, you get 5 points.
  • You get a free beverage when you enroll, on your birthday and for every 200 points you accumulate.
  • You earn points towards rewards and exclusive offers.

I’ve been a DD Perks member for a few months now. It’s super easy to pay through the mobile app. You can also check nutritional information, send feedback to Dunkin’ Donuts about a recent visit, or even send a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card to someone! Some of the perks I have right now waiting for me to use are:

  • $1 off any Egg White Veggie Flatbread
  • FREE Dunkin’ GO Bar with any medium or large beverage

So what are you waiting for? Go sign up for DD Perks, get your bonus points and start earning free drinks today! But before you do, please tell me…what kind of donut or drink will you get first?


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