Hi there! Happy Wednesday to you! We made it to the middle of the week! I’m so glad to be approaching the weekend. I really could use some time to catch up on my sleep. For the past week and a half my left eye has been twitching so much! It’s really embarrassing especially when it happens when I am in the middle of talking to someone. Do you have any ideas of what it’s from and how to get rid of it? I’ve heard that it can be from stress or lack of sleep but I would love some tips on how to get it to stop. It’s so annoying! I mean if it happens one day, it’s fine but this has been going on for like a week a half now. Ugh.
Anyway, let’s talk about something else, shall we?! I grew up in the Philadelphia area my entire life. My family is originally from this area too. So Rita’s Water Ice has always been a staple of my childhood and my adulthood life.
Rita’s is famous in the Philadelphia area for their water ice! They started off with their water ice and custard and now they have a lot of other interesting and very tasty treats! They also have branched out their locations from the Philadelphia area to other parts of the US. I think that is really cool because it shows that a Philly staple can make it across the US.
Rita’s is known for their promotions throughout the year. In the Philly area, you know that on the first day of Spring, it’s free Rita’s! That is something that I have always looked forward to as a child and I still do to this day. I remember growing up in school, sometimes our teachers would bring in Rita’s for a treat. My old job would bring in Rita’s for free water ice day. It’s always such a treat to get Rita’s and it really does remind me of my childhood. I think Rita’s will always be a staple of my life.
They contacted me to let me know about a new contest that they have going on and I wanted to share it with all of you as well, especially if you are a big Rita’s fan like I am! The promotion is called Candy Land Collect & Win ! It started on July 10th and goes through August 18th!
You have to get a Candy Land board from any Rita’s to play! Then you collect game pieces that look like this:
The game pieces are on Regular & Large Rita’s treats including: Italian Ice, Sundaes, Frozen Custard, Gelati, Misto, Blendini, Milkshakes and Frozen Lemonades.
The prizes include:
10 Grand Prizes: Florida Family Vacations for Four to Tradewinds Island Resort at St. Pete Beach, including a day at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
Twelve 16GB Tablet Computers
Instant Win Games:
- 175,000 FREE Rita’s Treats
- 500 $5 Rita’s Gift Cards
- 500 CANDY LAND™ Board Games
Rita’s is also asking fans to submit photos of their Candy Land inspired treats using the hashtag #RitasCANDYLANDCreation on Twitter for a chance to have their treat featured in all of their locations the weekend of August 16th! You can also submit photos on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram, and all you have to do is “like” or follow their pages and use the hashtag I mentioned!
This is exciting! Mike and I already collected two pieces so we are on our way to hopefully winning something! I tried a Blendini for the first time a few weeks ago and it was fantastic!
A Blendini is your choice of water ice, custard, and topping and then it is all blended together! So good and refreshing! I highly recommend one if you don’t know what you want to try the next time you are there!
Have you ever been to Rita’s? Do you know what water ice is? Have you ever had it?