GIFFORD’S ICE CREAM STANDS OPEN FOR 2012 SEASON WITH FULL SLATE OF ACTIVITIES | Business

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GIFFORD’S ICE CREAM STANDS OPEN FOR 2012 SEASON WITH FULL SLATE OF ACTIVITIES

Gifford's Ice Cream's five family-owned ice cream stands are open for the 2012 season. The stands, in Skowhegan, Waterville, Farmington, Bangor and Auburn, will be open through October 14 and will welcome customers this year with special promotions and new flavors.

Gifford's will use its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GiffordsIceCreamMaine, to share information about specials and promotions. "We have a lot of fun things in store this season," said Lindsay Gifford-Skilling, Vice President of Sales at Gifford's. "Facebook is a great way for people to see what we are doing, and for us to learn from our customers."

One of the highlights of the 2012 season is the introduction of Muddy Bean Boots, a special-edition flavor created in partnership with L.L.Bean to celebrate the Maine outdoor retailer's 100th anniversary. A delicious combination of Gifford's award-winning Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream, sweet caramel ripple and rich chocolate brownie bites, Muddy Bean Boots is sure to be the latest Gifford's flavor to be a hit with customers.

"Last year, people went nuts when we introduced Toasted Coconut, which will return again this year" noted Gifford-Skilling, "and we think Muddy Bean Boots will be just as popular."

2012 marks the 32nd anniversary of Gifford's Ice Cream, and a significant milestone for two of the company's stands. The Bangor stand, located at 1109 Broadway, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Farmington stand, located at 293 Main Street, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Highlights of promotions scheduled for 2012 include the following:

Flavor of the Week: All five Gifford's stands will promote a flavor each week, Monday through Sunday, from now until the end of September. A two-scoop cone of the flavor of the week is $1.99.

Fabulous Frappe Special: Beginning May 1 and running through September, all five stands will offer special pricing each month on a select Gifford's Frappe, one of the summer's most popular Gifford's treats.

Farmington Movie Stubs: Customers who present a same-day movie stub from Farmington's Narrow Gauge Cinemas in June will receive 20% off of a two-scoop cone.

Mini Golf Coupons: Throughout May, stands at Skowhegan and Waterville will distribute, with purchase, coupons good for $1.00 off of a round of mini golf played at those locations before June 11.

Both locations will again distribute coupons, with purchase, throughout the month of August for $1.00 off of a round of mini golf played before September 3.

Batting Cage Coupons: Throughout June, the stand in Waterville will pass out coupons good for free batting cage tokens, redeemable before August 13.

And although it's sad to think about the end of the season already, each of the stands will offer its traditional Closing Weekend Buy One, Get One Free offer on October 13 and 14.

More than 50 Gifford's flavors are available at the stands. Returning classics include Old-Fashioned Vanilla, World's Best Chocolate and Strawberry; new flavors for 2012 include Muddy Bean Boots, Bananas Foster, Peanut Butter Cookies n Cream, Mango Sorbet and Swiss Chocolate.

 

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