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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Family Game Night with Ryans/HomeTown/Old Country Buffets Giveaway

Disclaimer:  I received the following product from Ryan’s®,HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet®  and Hasbro to facilitate my review and giveaway.  As always all opinions are 100% my own.  Thanks to the #sponsor for providing this package. 

Ryan’s®,HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® want to clue you in on some family fun they're promoting during the month of December.
Thursday nights are Family Night at these family friendly restaurants every month, but during the month of December they partnered with Hasbro, the makers of CLUE, the classic mystery game. Every Thursday evening from 5-8pm there will be Clue themed activities for families to enjoy.  
If you stop in and dine this month, you will receive some great money saving coupons good on your next visit thru January 15, 2014.  
During their CLUE board game promotion you'll receive a 10% product discount at HasbroToyShop.com, and you also have a chance to win a $500 gift card!!  Plus, you definitely want to enter to win a free trip to Singer Castle on Dark Island in New York, worth $10,000!!! 
It's a giveaway BONANZA!!

We took a short road trip to Waycross, GA to visit our nearest Ryans.  I love road trips.  It's easy to find a location near you. Just visit the visit one of these websites and search for your zipcode:

We couldn't have had a better dining experience.  The staff at Ryans was gracious and helpful, i.e...everything you want for a pleasant night out.  When I mentioned that we were from out of town, the manager Nicole, who showed us to our table, even offered to give us a tour.  How's that for accommodating?  Our server Amanda, took very good care of us, filling our glasses and bread basket before we ever ran out. Neil hates to sit with an empty glass.
The fact that it's "All you can eat and drink - for one LOW PRICE" makes it a great place to take the whole family. Thursdays are even a better bargain because kids under 12 eat for ONLY .99 cents!!!  Now that's family affordable.
I love buffets because I can chose exactly what I want and have a taste of everything.  Who says I can't have a steak and pizza too. :)  And oh' my gosh, those rolls - well I could make a meal off of them alone!!

Ryans had a large selection of foods to choose from including:
roast beef, ham, ribs, seafood, chicken - fried and roasted, tacos, pizza, spaghetti and more.  
Of course you can't pass up the dessert bar.  With choices like chocolate cake, carrot cake, a mile high coconut cream pie, pumpkin pies, cheesecake, cookies, candies, and ice-cream, there is bound to be more than one thing you'll add to your plate.  Plus on Thursdays Family Nights they even have Cotton Candy!  And yes, I had desert and still left with a fresh cone of Cotton Candy in my my hand.  Have you ever eaten Cotton Candy in the South, the land of humidity?  Eat it fast before it melts. haha.  I love me some Cotton Candy!

As you'll read in Julie's review some locations even have balloons, FREE fun game sheets, game tables of foosball, a drop box to enter to win a prize and more.  I didn't see any of that at my location, but I did see a lot of satisfied people enjoying a night out with their families.  There was group of at least 20 family members having a reunion at a table near us. They were having a great time!
Clue has a new twist.  The classic mansion murder game now has a second crime scene.  The gameboard is two sided the mansion is on one side and a boardwalk on the other.  Just flip the board over for twice the fun!!  Neil and I did just that.  We played a double game while having snacks with a glass of cold apple cider.  When it's 80 degrees outside cold sounds better than hot, even by the glow of the Christmas tree. :)
Here's a holiday tip from me:  After Christmas is done and you're tired and worn out from cooking and cleaning, give yourself a break.  By then you're probably sick of ham and turkey, so why not head out to Ryans, HomeTown Buffet, or Old Country buffet Thursday night for a little bit of steak and everything else you can think of.  And if you don't want to cook for Christmas day, they've got you cover.  You'll find them open that day too from 12pm -6pm, serving all the holiday favorites.
One Cotton Pickin Cute reader is going to win a prize pack that includes a family pack of four meal passes to Ryans/HomeTown/Old Country Buffets and the Hasbro CLUE Board Game - that's a $60 value!!

To enter just follow the easy instructions on the "Giveaway Tools" form below.  Be sure to leave a comment - that's the only mandatory entry - but you can up your chances by completing the addition entries.  
The giveaway will end Jan 1, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

**My blogging cohort, Julie over at Mamawj's Moment Away is having the same giveway there.  I hope you'll head over and enter hers as well and read her wonderful review about Ryan's and CLUE.  You'll even receive extra entries on my giveaway by just entering hers.  Hows that for upping your chances of winning one of these terrific prize packs.

Be sure to enter my other giveaways.  You can find them listed on the sidebar.
Good Luck and Merry Christmas Y'all...


  1. I would give to my son to take his kids and they would go to Saginaw Michigan

  2. I entered Swiss Colony under Sandra VanHoey

  3. Hi Tracy,
    Just a quick visit to wish You & Your Family a Merry & Blessed Christmas....

  4. We'd go to Ryan's and I've played Clue buy along time ago.

  5. We used to play Clue all the time,and we would got to Old Country Buffet!

  6. I would goto Old Country Buffet. I haven't played Clue since I was a kid but it was one of our favorites.

  7. We have Old Country Buffet 'round these parts. I used to love Clue as a kid! I need to get one for my family.

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  9. Hi Tracy,
    Wanted to stop in and Wish You and Yours a Merry Christmas!
    We have Home Town Buffet here and always enjoy going there...everyone can get what they want and as much too! We used to play Clue all the time. Even as the kids got older and grew into adults, we always enjoyed it. Then of course, when the movie came out!! LOL That was one we all had to see

  10. Ryans is the place we would go. And we love to play clue, we even have it installed on the computer so we can play alone if need be

  11. I would go to Ryans an yes ive played CLUE

  12. I will go to Ryan's and I have never played Clue before.

  13. we would go to Ryans and I have played Clue

  14. We would go to Ryans and I haven't played Clue yet, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  15. I have played Clue, but it's been a while. We have a Ryans very close, and I would go there.
    maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

  16. If I won I would be going to the Ryans and yes we love clue play it at least once a month we the family and have 2 of the games! :)

  17. I would go to the Old Country Buffet and I played Clue as a child but I haven't in a long time.

  18. I would love to treat my family to Ryan's if I won, and no, I have never played Clue although some other members of my family have. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I entered the Swiss Colony giveaway as Sarah in the form.

  20. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! I won't be entering because there is no Ryan's near any of my folks.
    Hope your Christmas was great,

  21. We would go to Ryan's. I think I played Clue a loooong time ago - would love to play more games as a family though.

  22. I would like to go to Ryan's - - Paol Trenny..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  23. Oh we would go to Old Country Buffets! I LOVE Clue! We played all the time as a child...so fun!!!

  24. I will go to Home town buffet. :) I love playing clue. it can be so frustrating at times when you think you got it and you're wrong. it's a great family game.

  25. Entered the Swiss Colony Giveaway as Kim Reid, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com