Dress Like a Cow (Frugal Friday)

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Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Friday, July 8th is Dress Like a Cow Day at Chick-Fil-A. It’s a nationwide promotion and one that is lots of fun! Simply dress like a cow, from head to hoof, and receive a free meal. If you decide to just do a tshirt, then you get a free sandwich.

My sister Jamie says, “Go big or not at all.” (She’s a Chick-Fil-A sweet tea addict, so she’ll be there.)

Some may think it’s silly — or even beneath them — but I don’t mind having a little fun with my kids once a year when we dress up like cows and get a free meal at Chick-Fil-A. See how much fun we had staging our photo last year?

Seriously, no tears were truly shed in the making of this photo. The sun’s in his eyes. Really.

CFA is actually one of our favorite places to eat, so this Dress Like a Cow thing is becoming a family tradition. Last year, we actually came in second place in their Facebook photo contest. If you’re on the CFA email list, you got a copy of our official photo this week. Yes, we’re famous now. Cowabunga, dude!

So, get your cow on — and get thee to a Chick-Fil-A — all day on Friday.

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  1. I am sharing my post on how to De-Gas Beans and a recipe for dairy-free mint chip

  2. moo! You have a herd of cute cows. Enjoy your free Chick Fil A tomorrow! My CFA is indulging us in free breakfast every Wednesday this summer…loving that whenever we have the chance!

  3. I remember that from last year! You guys are adorable. I’ll look forward to seeing your pictures from this year. 🙂

  4. Cute picture! What a neat idea.

  5. Cute, cute costumes! They are adorable. Did you make them?

    • Jessica Fisher says

      @lynn, yes, after many failed attempts at “creativity.” The night before I got spray fabric paint from the craft store and painted them in the wee hours of the night.

  6. What a fun way to save money and get a great meal! Loving the costumes! Hopefully we’ll be able to put something creative together and head down the our Chick Fil A.

  7. We love CFA too. Ours has a kids play area, so I occasionally take my kids there on rainy days to get their sillies out. I’ll have to remember this for next year. My girls would love to do it, but we have too many things going on today and I don’t have time to come up with outfits.

    thanks for the link-up.

  8. I love CFA, but my teens refuse to dress up as cows 🙁

  9. Hopefully you have this picture slapped in a frame and up in your house somewhere. 😉 That will be a family memory you talk about for years! 😉

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  10. Very cute – I wish we had a Chick-Fil-A by us so we could participate.

  11. Alicia says

    it is a free meal per cow or per family?

  12. I just found out about CFA yesterday when the librarian handed out the hats, though I do remember the picture from last year. I’m not sure we’ll go since I had other plans for the day.

  13. We’re participating. After doing it a few times with failed attempts at keeping the “spots” on our clothing, I finally made permanent shirts for everyone last night. I cut spots out of felt and used “super bond” fabric glue to glue them on!!! Hopefully these will last us a few years!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Yes! I saved last year’s shirts, made it so much easier this time around.

  14. Thank you for hosting this, I have gotten so many great tips already! 🙂

  15. Hattie says

    Took my kiddos to our Chick Fil A, and we had lunch at no charge.:) Well, except for the black construction paper and Scotch tape used to create our costumes…Followed that up with our weekly trip to the library, which made for a fun, frugal, free day! Eat more chikin!:)

  16. Sorry I screwed up using the widget! I entered my name instead of my topic…I’m a bright one :p But I save $ by finding fun things to do for cheap in my community…preferably free. I never knew they did that cow thing! Looks so fun! Next year, next year…

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