Win a McDonald’s McGold Card!

For years, rumors of the coveted McGold Card awarding free McDonald’s for life have circulated. They say it’s a symbol of McDonald’s superstar status, and that only the top VIPs can get their hands on one. It’s an untouchable luxury that’s been enshrouded in mystery for decades. Until now.

To celebrate the rollout of Mobile Order and Pay and putting more choice and control in the customers’ hands, McDonald’s is giving mobile customers the chance to win the ultimate in VIP status: the Mobile McGold Card, awarding them free McDonald’s for life.


Place a mobile order through the McDonald’s App starting today until August 24th! Customers can get one entry per day during that period. No minimum purchase required.

The winner will receive McDonald’s food for Life, equating to up to two meals per week for fifty (50) years, awarded as a $1,000 credit on winner’s McDonald’s App account and $35,400 cash, plus $15,600 to offset taxes on the prize, awarded as a check for $51,000. Winner will also receive a custom gold-plated “McGold Card” phone case.

That’s it! Just order through the app!

So go ahead and download it today on iTunes and Google Play!


· Sweepstakes begins 8/10
· Sweepstakes runs from 8/10-8/24

The winner will be drawn at random, and notified within two days. See official rules at for more details.

What would you do with free McDonald’s for life? What would you order first? I know I would be ordering a tasty fresh all beef Quarter Pounder!

So how about it? Gonna give it a shot? Grab some lunch today using the mobile app and you’re automatically entered for the McGold Card. I would love it if one of my readers won. So what are you waiting for, order today!!

This post is sponsored by McDonald’s and St. Louis Dad.

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Back to School with Your Prep Expert

Millions of students are heading back to school over the next few weeks with many of them already thinking about their future and what college to apply to. Wondering if they can get a scholarship or even pass the ACT and/or the SAT with a good enough score to get them in to their school of choice.

Prep Expert can help change your score, and change your life. Studies show that when students prepare for a test or exam they do better, and when they have the proper preparation they do even better. That’s where Prep Expert can help you prepare for that special test.

With a successfully completed deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, Prep Expert has become the world’s fastest growing test prep provider!

Check out their website and just see what they have to offer. Try out the free class and browse all of the other available courses. Their is even a 200-Point Score Improvement Guarantee!

So check it out today! You and/or your students will thank you for it! Providing the perfect tools for their future is exactly what students need to be successful in the future and Prep Expert can fill that need!

I was fortunate enough to be provided a trial for Prep Expert and found the program to be very easy to follow and I feel like after going through some of the prep courses I would be ready to take the ACT once again! The instructors are great and know exactly how to help you succeed. This is their job! So it’s only been 16 years since I last took the ACT, so why not give it a shot again. With Prep Expert’s help I am sure I will do great!

Be sure to check out today as well as their awesome episode on Shark Tank!

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Target vs Walmart – A Traveling Family’s Guide

It’s almost inevitable that you’ll forget something when traveling. While the exercise is fun for many, it turns out to be a nightmare-inducing activity especially if your memory is unreliable. The situation becomes worse for you when you’re traveling with your husband, friends, and kids. If you’ve had unpleasant traveling experiences in the past, then you should consider incorporating large every-thing stores such as Walmart and Target to help you have a highly organized trip.

Here, we’ll look at some of the common items you forget as well as traveling items you may need to purchase from the stores to have a fulfilling traveling experience. We’ll compare the two stores to ensure that you get the best!

Laundry Bag

If you do not want to take painkillers for your headache throughout your vacation, then you’ll need to have a laundry bag. It is not uncommon to forget this since you’ll initially have a suitcase that accommodates all of your clean clothes. The situation changes when you are already in the ground! You realize that you have dirty socks and undergarments and you’re desperately in need of a place to store them. That’s when you utilize your laundry bag.

It relieves you the stress of looking for bags in a foreign land and eliminates the chance of mixing dirty clothes with the clean ones which would lead to disastrous smell on the clothes!

Where to buy? If you need an inexpensive, no-frills bag, then you can settle for Walmart where you’ll get different brands to choose from. The bags will cost you between $4 and $8. On the other hand, you’ll get high-end laundry bags at Target. The store sources the bags from vendors including Bath & Beyond, H&M and Bed. While you may have to part with $15-$20 dollars, you can be sure that the bags are durable and they’ll serve you for years.

Travel Adapter with USB

This is a must-have device especially if you’re going camping. You’ll need a source of power to keep your trip lively. Right? Well, these travel adapters have built-in USB plugs that will enable you to charge your electronic devices without much hassle. What’s best is that you can charge multiple devices which reduces time wastage that would otherwise have occurred due to turn taking!

You can get different brands of the travel adapters at Walmart with the prices ranging between $10 and $18. At Target, you will get high-end adapters at relatively higher prices of $28-$35.


Forgetting bathroom supplies is the worst mistake you can commit during your traveling escapades. Unfortunately, it is common to forget items such as toothbrush and soaps which are crucial in guaranteeing a memorable vacation.

Also, the size of these items can send you searching in the midst of clothes and other items in the bag. To avoid such inconveniences, it is important that you have a small travel pouch where you will exclusively store the toiletries. You can visit either the Walmart or Target to acquire those toiletries. You may also need to purchase a pouch for storing them!

Memory Card

You want to capture every precious moment on your vacation but your camera memory is filled up. This can be frustrating! Well, save yourself the hassle and carry an extra memory card to store as many images and videos as you would like. We recommend that you purchase a card with a minimum of 16GB of space lest you run out of space when your son in college is waiting for that nature video you just captured! The device is available both in Walmart and Target at relatively the same price. You’ll need to part with between $10 and $15 for a durable card.

Power bank

There is no worse experience than having your phone off during a business trip. You will miss crucial deals that would have sealed the month for you! To avoid such disappointments, you will require to carry an Anker or RavPower power bank to keep you updated throughout. You’ll get both brands at Walmart and Target at an upward of $6. We recommend that you buy a power bank that is no less than 10,000mah

Ideal Footwear

Regardless of the nature of your trip, it is always necessary to carry footwear for different environments; beach, pool, hiking or extremely rough terrains. You shouldn’t expose your feet to hazardous environments! Instead, visit Walmart or Target for a wide range of sandals and other footwear. At Walmart, you’ll get the footwear with as little as $10. On the extreme end, you’ll get some from Target at approximately $50

Traveling is tricky and you’ll need to be highly organized to ensure that you remember everything you need during the trip. There are items commonly forgotten and have the potential to ruin your vacation. 

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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Cookie Cutter Haircuts for Kids and Tips for Dads!

Managing hair is a chore all in it’s own right. As a dad that chore is even more difficult. Sometimes we as dads just don’t have the natural skill at managing a child’s hair style. That’s where salon’s like Cookie Cutter Haircuts for Kids is the place to go! Not only do they specialize in haircuts for kids, they have the training needed to make sure your little one has a great experience all around.

While at Cookie Cutter Haircuts for Kids I had the opportunity to talk with the stylists (Cheryl & Cathy) and the owner (Bonnie) of the shop. Their passion is making sure kids feel good about getting a haircut, being comfortable, and of course, looking good. Everyone had some excellent tips for this clueless dad on how I can make sure my kiddos are looking fresh after their trim. Here are five of my favorite tips that every dad should know when it comes to their child’s hair.

  1. Language matters!
    Kids should get a trim every 8 weeks. Keeping those frayed ends outta there is going to keep your kids’ hair happy and healthy. However using those dreadful words “hair cut” might be just enough to have your child on edge. It is important to remember that language matters and instead of saying “hair cut” maybe say “let’s get a trim”! Kids think of cuts as something that hurts, so switching up cut for trim may help save you some tears on the drive over.

  2. Detangle!
    Use a light detangler that can be used on wet or dry hair. I personally recommend the Glop and Glam product as it works great and smells delicious. Spray in some squirts and then use a nice comb or brush to finish the job.
  3. Combs and Brushes
    A wide tooth comb is a nice comb for kids to use in the shower. Have them brush their own hair so they learn the techniques at an early age. For boys especially, this leads to better grooming and healthier habits as they get older and respect for their bodies. Get the kiddos involved in their hair and watch as their hygiene interest increases!

  4. Drying Hair
    Scrunching hair while drying is better and helps minimize damage to the hair that can be caused by rubbing. And before bedtime, throw in two little braids will do wonders with keeping hair happy and healthy.
  5. Start at the Bottom
    One issue I always run into is that I always think it’s a top down process when brushing or combing hair, now I know that it is much more important to start at the bottom of the hair and work your way up. Use that detangler and those tears will be non-existent.

The team at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids knows exactly what they are doing and they are happy to help any parent know the tips and tricks needed to make sure their child’s hair looks fabulous every time. They works with kids that like to watch cartoons, play games, and those that may have some other sensory needs. Lights too bright? They can turn them down, take breaks, after hour appointments and more! The stylists have every tool you can imagine to help children feel good about their trim.

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids provided St. Louis Dad with complimentary haircuts for my children in exchange for this post. Check out Cookie Cutters on social media and download their app today!


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