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Enjoy last few days of 25-cent refills at Kangaroo

If you've got a refillable RooCup from Kangaroo, your days of 25-cent soda and slushie refills are numbered.

Sept. 4 will be the final day to refill your cup for a quarter as part of the chain's summer soda promotion.

But don't recycle your RooCup just yet.

Kroger freebie alert: Load a digital coupon for a free 2 liter soda

It's Friday, which means it's freebie day over on the Kroger website.

Be sure to log in to your account any time today, Aug. 23, to claim your free product on the digital coupon page.

Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar now open in Cary

This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:

Curious about what a chocolate-covered bacon soda tastes like? Or maybe you’re craving a grape Nehi just like the one that was your favorite when when you were a kid.

These are just two of the more than 240 bottled soda varieties on offer at Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar (126 Kilmayne Dr.; 919-466-0055;, which opened yesterday in Cary. Thoughtfully grouped by flavor category in refrigerated display cases, the bottles cover a rainbow spectrum - and then some - of colors and flavors. The number of orange sodas alone runs to well over a dozen.

To go with your soda, you might want a burger, made from a quarter pound of beef that’s double-ground fresh daily, patted by hand, and grilled over an open flame.
Running the meat through the grinder twice assures more even marbling and a better texture, according to owner Corbett Shope, who runs the friendly little eatery with his wife, Mary.

Burgers are available with a variety of toppings, including chili, pimento cheese, and buttermilk coleslaw - all homemade. If you’re really hungry (and thirsty), the 2 Bottle Burger ought to do the trick: a triple burger with three slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, bacon, BBQ Island Sauce and Tangy Ranch Sauce.

There’s a vegetarian spicy black bean burger, too, as well as a salmon cake burger and an assortment of hot dogs made with Nathan’s Famous frankfurters.

Dessert? A root beer float, naturally. Or maybe a milkshake, with options including lemon meringue, dulce de leche and cupcake in addition to the usual suspects.

Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar is open Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Send restaurant news to Greg at Be sure to tune in to Greg's radio show at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WPTF.

Four readers win RooCups from Kangaroo Express

Thanks, everyone, for entering the giveaway for Kangaroo Express RooCups.

Four readers were chosen using

And the winners are:

Last chance: Enter to win one of four free RooCups

Kangaroo Express RooCups are back. And I've got four of them up for grabs for lucky readers.

Leave a comment or question at the bottom of this post, and you'll be entered to win one of the cups, which will come in handy as the weather heats up.

The cups are your ticket to 25-cent refills on soda and slushies -- all summer long -- at any of the more than 1,570 Kangaroo Express locations in the Southeast.

If you don't want to take your chances on winning, you can reserve a RooCup now on the Kangaroo Express Facebook page. Reserved cups will be ready for pick up starting at noon on April 24. They sell for $6.99, plus tax.

If you don't reserve a cup, you'll be able to purchase them starting on May 1.

The 25-cent soda and slushie deal will be honored through Labor Day.

Similar to last year, Kangaroo Express also has several RooCup promotions in the works.

Sign up for text messages about in-store deals and free refill days by texting “ROOCUP” to “843766.”

New this year is a Kangaroo Express app that will tell you the closest place to get a refill and give you access to coupons and deals. Download it for the iPhone, Android or Blackberry.

You have until noon Friday, April 26, to enter the giveaway. One entry per person. I'll announce the winners on the blog later that day.

My Coke Rewards deal on free 12-pack of soda

If you're a fan of Coke products, you can score a free 12-pack today on the My Coke Rewards site.

It normally takes 250 points to get a coupon for a free 12-pack but today you can score one for 30 points.

The site is working slowly, as you might imagine, so have patience.

Not familiar with My Coke Rewards?

Kangaroo Express extends 25-cent drink refills through Sept. 30


Good news for owners of Kangaroo Express Roo Cups.

The summerlong promotion that allows folks to refill their cups with soda or slushies for 25 cents has been extended.

The deal is now good through Sept. 30.

The Big Ol' Soda Ban: Whaddya think?

To fight obesity rates, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants a municipal ban on large sodas in restaurants, a move many applaud and many others ridicule. 

Free soda at Dollar General this week

Dollar General has 2-liter bottles of Sun Drop soda on sale this week for 2/$2.

So it's perfect timing to use two $1/1 coupons from the 5/6 Smart Source.

That adds up to free soda!

We have five winners in the Kangaroo Cup giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a refillable Kangaroo Cup. Seems there were a lot of you dreaming of 25-cent soft drinks and slushies all summer long.

Five of you got lucky:

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