If it’s Friday, this must be chocolate.

Greetings from Alaska, where men are men and so are the women.

(I’m allowed to say that because I lived here for 17 years and still consider myself an Alaska wo-man.)

For the next 10 weeks I’ll be arranging the Friday giveaways from the Last Frontier. Although there is actually a locally produced confection called Alaska Wildberry Products, it will have to wait until later because I’ve got Godiva to spare.

Calorie-free treats

Yes, I brought a clutch of chocolates north. This week’s winner can expect an assortment of high-class treats. And they’re calorie free!

Think about it as a logic problem:

  • Chocolate contains calories.
  • This chocolate does not cost you anything.
  • This chocolate is free.
  • The calories are therefore free.

Bingo! Calorie-free!

To enter, leave a comment below before 9 p.m. PDT Monday, May 31. You can get additional entries by signing up to follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook, or by subscribing. Note that you can now subscribe by e-mail if you don’t do Google Reader et al. If you do subscribe or follow Surviving and Thriving, please leave a separate comment for each instance.

I’ll let you know if anything really exciting happens. Maybe I’ll see a chocolate moose.

Note: This Friday’s giveaway is going to be really big. Think “major online retailer gift card.”

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  1. At our office we are always making up excuses for things to be calorie-free… for example, our doughnuts are calorie free because it had some calories but luckily they were all in the hole! :)

  2. Donna Freedman

    Beth: Everyone knows that if you break a doughnut and hold it over the sink, all the calories will leak out.
    Thanks for reading.

  3. Carol the long winded

    Subscriber on Google will follow on Facebook, don’t do Twitter but I do subscribe to your daughter’s blog and facebook.

  4. Beth C.

    And dark chocolate is good for your heart!

  5. Laura

    Alaska!! Oh, I am so envious! If you find that chocolate moose, pack him in little boxes and bring him home. I selflessly offer myself as someone willing to help you with the monumental task of disposal of that delectable beast. Hope you have a wonderful time Up North.

  6. karla

    Also, anything homemade is calorie free.

  7. FranticWoman

    Oh goody! Chocolate!

    Have a great holiday weekend!


  8. Susan

    Also…birthday cake calories belong to the birthday boy or girl – so your piece only has calories one day a year! And, it’s your birthday so indulge!!!

  9. CarolG.

    Mmmmm chocolate. What a lovely idea.

  10. Elizabeth

    Would love to win!

  11. Elizabeth

    Also, I subscribe via email. Thanks for setting up that option to subscribe.

  12. How cool! I would love to see Alaska…and I absolutely LOVE chocolate…

  13. priskill

    Calorie-free — that totally works for me. Hope you are having a faboo time, DF!

  14. Cal Gal

    Enjoy you’re time in Alaska and have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

  15. I love a woman or wo-man that can find a way to make chocolate calorie free! Will you marry me and bring your magic?

  16. Terry

    Alaska and chocolate? I never thought of pairing them, but I’m willing to give it a shot!

  17. Veronica

    What? FREE Chocolate?? How can one resist?!

  18. Heather

    mmmm Chocolate. :) Alaska must be amazing, would love to go sometime.

  19. leaving a comment!

  20. and I’m a follower on Twitter!

  21. and I subscribe via RSS! :)

  22. [I don’t know if my entry can count since I won a couple of weeks ago, but] I just HAD to say something about the logic problem. And that is…I LOVE IT! You are a brilliant logician.

  23. Deedee

    Nope. Not for me, thank you. I really do not want chocolate at all.


    I really enjoy reading your blog! (and THAT’s no lie!)

  24. Donna Freedman

    @Deedee: Tell your friends! Spread the URL love…..
    @Bashtree: You’re eligible, because I don’t pick the winners — a random number generator does. That way I avoid the appearance of impropriety. You can’t win if you don’t enter.

  25. I subscribed in Google reader. Great giveaway

  26. This is SUCH a great website, Donna! I’m about to leave on a trip, but look forward to reading your site regularly when I return. Saving money & calories is a priority with me!

  27. Beth C.

    I subscribe in my Goog;e reader. I wonder if Godiva ever spreads Alaska love by making moose shaped chocolates?

  28. Mmmm Chocolate….

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