Wednesday, August 31, 2011

National Baking Week Is On

That's right folks! Great American Bake Sale is hosting National Baking Week right now.  From August 29th until September 4th, bakeries across the nation will join together to fight childhood hunger in American.  Do you know of a bakery involved (besides us, of course)?  We are looking to reach out to the other incredible people working to fight for No Kid Hungry. Please feel free to shoot us any info to Michele at

Now for OUR portion of National Baking Week:
We were proud to release our new rewards program The Fat Baker Club August 29th (you may have seen our promo for it a couple posts ago).  What The FBC is, is a way for frequent flyers to Cookie Central to save on all orders -5%, including on sales and specials!- , receive a complimentary cookie basket -our way of saying thank you for joining- and get entered to win our monthly giveaways which will range from free products, to great discounts, to complimentary specials.  During National Baking Week, we will be donating 100% of the $40/year membership fee to Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale.

Think this is a great promotion and want to do more? Recruit your friends to The FBC and we will send you a free half dozen of snickerdoodles for every member you bring in!  

Don't forget!!

The holidays are coming and we offer a wide variety of great specials to cover anyone on your shopping list.  This is a great opportunity to help fight hunger and save on your holiday shopping! 

This is also a great way to save on all those decorated cookies!  Baby showers, bridal showers, wedding receptions, anniversary parties and more.

Follow along with FBC news on The Fat Baker Club Blog Page

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cookie Central's 3rd Annual Great American Bake Sale Continues

We've had a CRAZY July campaigning for Great American Bake Sale
Our Cookies With Care online promotion was a success.  6 care packages were bought and over $100 was raised for No Kid Hungry.  Again, a huge thank you to the folks at Lazarus House for helping us to set up and promote this campaign! Our bake sale at The Meat House and 4th of July (well 3rd actually) on The North Andover Common brought in almost $650 and the bake sale at Philips Healthcare, hosted b the incredible Eve Lee, raised a whopping $4350!  I am thrilled to say we are at 36% of our fundraising goal....and we are not stopping.

What's to come?
We published in our last blog our plans for Great American Bake Sale's National Baking Week.  The Fat Baker Club site is in the works and we are so super excited about it's release August 29th.  Remember, not only can you save big and win big, but when joining during Great American Bake Sale's National Bakery Week 100% of your membership fee will benefit Share Our Strength!  Please stay tuned for our next blog with full details.

 We have a band! 
That's right folks, we have secured a band for our Great American Golf Tournament.  The incredibly awesome New Orleans style blues/jazz/funk band -The Swamptones- will be providing the entertainment for the dinner portion of our tourney!  Because we know many of you do not play golf (we certainly do not), we have available Dinner & A Show tickets for just $40.  Join us for an afternoon of great eats and awesome tunes all to benefit the fight against childhood hunger.

I know what I said;
I Tweeted on and on about the bake sale at Philips Healthcare being the final "bake sale" of the season.  Well...statement retracted!  Not even a couple weeks out and the bake sale bug struck again.  While the plans are in uber rough stage right now, the intentions are to bake sale while tail-gating at Gillette Stadium...because nothing can go wrong with that :/.  Probably not the classiest bake sale we will host this year, but I have a good feeling it will be a whole heck of a lot of fun!

Thanks For Reading! ~ Michele Gorham :)