Great May Deals from Starbucks & Pizza Hut

From May 1 to May 10, 2015, Starbucks introduced its Frappuccino Happy Hour from 3 to 5 p.m., where customers could get any Frappuccino Blended Beverage for half price during those hours daily.

So, when I was running some errands out in Langley a few days ago, I got a Venti (large) Frappuccino for C$2.75 with tax (C$5.50 regular price). Refreshing for sure on a warm afternoon! The funny thing, of course, was I arrived at the store at 2:47 p.m., saw the special promotion advertised on the front door, and asked the barista if I had to wait that extra 13 minutes. She said that the discount was programmed to be activated at 3:00, so I had to wait indeed. 😛

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This Walnut Grove Starbucks location was great, with a large seating area and also a patio to hang out in the back. And there’s a Nando’s, Browns Socialhouse, and also Shoppers Drug Mart in the area. Denny’s and some other fast food joints (KFC, A&W, etc.) are also within walking distance.

But certainly a nice promotion by Starbucks with the late-afternoon, half-price Frappuccino special.

Then there’s Pizza Hut with its special deal of 60-cent wings, where you could get orders of 8, 14, or 22 wings at that promotional price. The catch was you had to order the wings online.

As noted on the order confirmation, the wings were expected to be ready by 8:30 p.m. – but they actually weren’t until 8:45! Not impressed by that at all!

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Never mind the long wait, though. The Garlic Parmesan wings were yummy. The juice made the wings delicious indeed. I also got Honey Garlic as well. For the total of 16 wings – all of which were the traditional pub-styled variety, with the bones still attached – the price came to C$10.10.

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If I had any complaints about these wings – other than the extra waiting time – it was the fact they seemed rather small in size. Quite a few pieces were tiny, well smaller than the ones you might see in the average pub or in frozen dinner boxes. But, because they were delicious, I guess overall I was satisfied with them. And hey, after all, they came cheap.

Oh, other than their traditional pub-styled wings, Pizza Hut also offers boneless bites and breaded bone-in wings. I’d had boneless bites before but never liked them, so went with the traditional style this time. As for the other flavours available, those include salt and pepper, burnin’ hot buffalo, medium buffalo, mild buffalo, honey BBQ, Indian butter, and also no sauce. I was happy with the Garlic Parmesan for sure.

Definitely a great and timely promotion, as with the hockey playoffs in progress, you could have buddies over for get-togethers with these Pizza Hut “cheap” wings and enjoy all the action.

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