The 13th annual Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 11th {Free Entree}

It is that time of the year to show your love of the Chick-fil-A cows! As you may know, Cow Appreciation Day is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event and celebrates the quick service chain’s iconic “Eat Mor Chikin”™ Cows.

Yes, it’s the one day out of the year when it’s acceptable (and encouraged!) to dress like our favorite bovine friends in exchange for free food (list of redeemable entrees available here).

Do you need costume ideas? Visit the Chick-fil-A blog for inspiration!

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Chick-Fil-A’s Fun Family-Friendly Events for July

If you have been wondering what’s happening at our local Chick-Fil-A here in Boone, well here are some awesome Fun Family-Friendly events going on this month. As always, Chick-Fil-A wants to make sure to keep family at the forefront and to have fun activities for the kids, all while having great tasty foods to eat.

Let’s get started with the first event which is today…


So, gather your little Moo Moos and get over to Chick-Fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day this Friday, July 13th from 6:30am – 10pm. What do you have to do you ask? Just put on your best Cow costume or whatever you can muster to look like a Cow and get FREE CHICKEN, yes that’s right, FREE CHICKEN for Cow Appreciation Day! Full Moo Moo or Bovine costume gets you a FREE combo and partial Moo Moo dress-up still gets you a FREE Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich! So Don’t miss out on this great deal, and have fun doing it! Go to which has all the details and also includes printables that parents can download and print for costumes.


Then, who doesn’t want to meet a real Cowboy and Can Can Girl from our favorite western theme park right here in the High Country? You won’t have to wait long since Thursday, July 19th will be here before you know it. Come and spend some time at a Meet & Greet from 6:30pm – 8pm with a Tweetsie Railroad Cowboy and Can Can girl.  There will be fun activities and make sure to get your picture taken too. Chick-Fil-A will also be having a drawing for a FREE Family Day Pass to Tweetsie. Now that’s a prize everyone can enjoy!


Last on the calendar is the exciting Mercer Mayers Little Critters Family Night on Friday, July 27th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  This magical night will escort children into their imaginary world through Book Reading, Coloring, Drawing and more to win some awesome Mercer Mayer Books. And, small books will be given to each child that attends. This makes for a happy and educational night for both kids and parents. A great way to get ready for the upcoming school season.



That’s all for this month, but check back for more activities to include on your calendar in the months to come.

For more info visit their website at or call 828-264-466.

Dress Like a Cow and Get Free Chicken on July 9!

It’s that time again!!  Time to get the family together, apply the black spots and head to Chick-Fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day!

On July 9, 2010, fully dress like a cow and go to Chick-Fil-A to receive a FREE chick-fil-a meal! Every person who comes in dressed like a cow will receive a free meal, including kids!

You can download a Costume Starter Kit here! Just print and cut it out to make your own costume!  Last year, our own local family, the Jobes, won the Facebook Photo Contest and received chick-fil-a meals for a year!

Chick-Fil-A Photo Contest

The Jobes made a great showing last year, and I have an idea that I think could be HUGE! But we need YOUR participation!  I would love to come together at Chick-Fil-A, all gussied up in our bovine best, and get a huge photo of High Country Cows!

So here’s the scoop!dress like cow

WHEN: Friday, July 9th at 10-11 AM

WHERE: Chick-Fil-A of Boone

WHAT: Dress like a cow, get a free meal, and we will take a group photo of all our little Moos (and big Moos, too). Let’s see if we can get the world record for the most people dressed like cows in one place.  Is there even such a record?

The photos submitted to the actual contest can only have up to 10 people in them, so we will also take smaller photos to officially submit.  But I can’t help but think we will get their attention withour photo of  minions of cattle.

Just because they love the Mom Squad, Chick-Fil-A of Boone has offered one person who attends our party a prize just for coming! We will have a random drawing at the Party.  You must attend to enter the drawing.

We also need creativity!  Give me your best creative ideas in the comments below, so our photo will be out of this world! (I know you know how to comment!!)

RSVP on FACEBOOK here, and let us know how many kids you’ll bring!


Local Family Could Win the National Cow Appreciation Day Photo Contest!

A while back, the Boone Chick-Fil-A transformed itself into a mooing pasture of human cows! It was a great day of free chicken, lots of family fun, and silly costumes!  Well, the National Chick-Fil-A company is holding a photo contest on Facebook, from Cow Appreciation Day, and a Boone family is in FIRST PLACE!!!  Now, people can vote every day, so it could turn around really quickly!

Here is a message from Tina Jobe and her daughter, Christina!  Wouldn’t it be amazing if a local family won the National Contest?

Hello Mom Squad Moms! It’s possible that if you live in the High Country and have Facebook, you’ve seen a Chick-fil-A / Dr. Pepper ad urging you to vote in a picture contest for Chick-fil-A. If you’ve been to our local Chick-fil-A, it’s possible you’ve seen a poster of me and my children with the same information. I thought I’d take a moment to explain the story behind the solicitation.

I am a “cook from scratch, eat your veggies, drink your water” kind of mom. My family loves to eat out, but we very rarely do because, well, … with 6 children it’s just too expensive! When we do eat out, I am usually accused of taking the fun out of it by ordering large everything to split and enforcing water.

So, you can imagine the excitement when the children were told that simply by dressing like a cow, they could enjoy lunch on CAD at our local Chick-fil-a. This was a HUGE treat for them that included their OWN fries and drink (with refills!)

On CAD Eve, my chief costume designer and activities directory (Christina, age 12), organized a cow costume party. All of our children filled what would have been a long summer afternoon, taping black spots on white shirts and cutting yarn for cow tails.

Before we left to the CAD lunch, we hung our son’s blue bed comforter from the ceiling of our basement and my husband took our picture. The picture turned out cute! – a miracle for our herd that really just had chicken on the brain.

When we realized the joy of free chicken could be extended a whole year if we won the Facebook National Contest, we decided to go for it. My little cows are just ecstatic about an occasional soft drink and fried chicken weekly fix, and I must admit, a weekly evening off of kitchen duty sounds pretty wonderful!

I am asking when you check your FB, to quickly go to

and cast a vote for the Jobe family. You can vote once a day until August 31st. I know the ads can be obnoxious so you can choose “skip” and no voting solicitation will be generated. Clicking “share” when you vote will post our picture on your profile. Of course this can be skipped too. You will have to allow the FB group Chick-fil-a access. However, they are a reputable company and doing this is totally safe. Popularity plays a part in winning but is not the only determining factor. They also are looking for good picture quality and representation of their “eat mor chikin” campaign. So, keep voting, even if we look behind. We may still have a chance!

I’d really like to promise everyone who supports us world peace and prosperity. I can’t do that, but I can promise you a place at our table if you come and visit us. Even, if we win, I’ll still be cooking those other 6 nights and our home is always open!

Thanks, friends!

Tina Jobe

I love the fact that Tina turned the contest into a homeschooling activity for her daughter, Christina, who loves to write!

Since Moms always turn fun stuff into school, I am going to write a persuasive essay on Why We Have to Win the CAD (Cow Appreciation Day) Contest. But you know, that’s OK with me because I love to write! The CAD contest is a national contest, held by Chick-Fil-A, where you dress yourself up as a cow, take a picture, and upload it to FB! The contest is judged by popularity, (how many votes you have) quality of the picture, and how well you advertise the Eat Mor Chikin campaign. The prize is FREE CHICK-FIL-A FOR A WHOLE YEAR! We are currently in 1st place but only by a few votes. Would you vote for us once a day (Yes, you can vote once a day!) as best cow look-alikes in the USA?

Thanks so much for supporting us in this contest. It really means a lot to us. Every few hours or so, in our house, someone yells the number of votes we have from the computer room. The tally is followed by simultaneous cheering (even Esther squeals and Tanner howls at the excitement.) This has provided some excitement to what might otherwise be long summer days.

And for all the awesomely wonderful people that have helped give us the 2,800 votes we have so far, THANKS SO MUCH!

We really can’t do this without you, so vote now! And tomorrow! And the day after tomorrow! And the day after that! And the day after that! Please vote every day until August 31st !!!

Christina Jobe
Cow #2 and Chief Costume designer
age 12

So, what are you waiting for? Go vote! To make it quick, you can search for “Jobe,” or sort by “Highest Rated”

And be sure to check out our local Chick-Fil-A’s new website, and facebook page!

Tanner says "Thanks for voting!"

Tanner says "Thanks for voting!"