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Donate to Tweet For ALS and win a Red Wings & NHL gift bag!

Tweet For ALS: Detroit Red Wing giveawayDo you love hockey? Do you love the Detroit Red Wings? Well, we've got an easy way for you to win a bunch of Red Wings swag!

 

For today only, everyone that donates the minimum of $10 to our Tweet For ALS campaign will be entered in a drawing to win the following:

- 1 Hockey stick signed by Red Wing Kris Draper
- 1 Red Wings hat signed by Henrik Zetterberg
- 1 Leather NHL duffle bag
- 2 boxes of Upper Deck 2010-2011 Trading Cards (250 each box)
- 4 2011 NHL Yearbooks

All that awesome stuff just for donating today! So sign up for our project on Crowdrise, start donating and spreading the word about Tweet For ALS….and good luck! We'll call a random winner at 5pm EST on Friday, September 24, 2010.

 

 

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DeBuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: Pure Michigan Fall Fun

DeBuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Belleville, Michigan

Live in Southeast Michigan and need something fun to do this fall? In their 2nd year, DeBuck's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch is the ultimate fun family destination!

And yes….that's the Old English D for the Detroit Tigers!

What is there to do at the DeBuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch?

  • Up to 9 miles of corn maze
  • 8 acre pumpkin patch with free wagon rides
  • Corn cannons (nothing better than shooting an ear of corn as far as you can!)
  • Look-Out Tower
  • Duck Races
  • Mechanical bull
  • Huge slides
  • Pony rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Linda's Country Kitchen for delicious food & warm drinks

If you come on the weekend, you might even see me working in the kitchen! The DeBucks are an amazing family and I have been been lucky enough to know them since I was little.

Their regular business is selling sod. But last year, they decided to take the endless space they have and turn it into a booming autumn business that provides outdoor fun for all ages.

Be sure to swing by this year – they open today – bring the whole family! You can also keep up with them on Facebook.

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Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day is August 5, 2010!

Today is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen! What does that mean?

From the Miracle Treat Day site:

One thing's for sure, Dairy Queen loves kids and kids love DQ®. That's why $1 or more from every Blizzard® treat sale on Miracle Treat Day, August 5, 2010 will help sick and injured children in your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Since 1984, DQ has raised over $81 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Let's make 2010 a record-breaking year! Join DQ  and help make miracles happen.

Totally joining in on this one. I think I'll get an Oreo Cheesequake Blizzard. What will you get?

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Quicken Loans DIFF Blog wished you a Happy Father’s Day!

Quicken Loans DIFF Blog wishes you a Happy Father's Day!

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Quicken Loans DIFF blog wishes you a Happy Memorial Day!

Quicken Loans DIFF blog wishes you a Happy Memorial Day!

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Another Quicken Loans Facebook Giveaway – $50 Cavs Store Gift Card!

Cavs Store

Facebook fans – we're back with more free stuff!

In the spirit of the Cleveland Cavaliers playoff run, we will be giving away a $50 Cavs store gift card in a random drawing of our Facebook fans today (5/13/2010)!

We’ll notify the winner by a message through Facebook. If you are currently a Quicken Loans Facebook fan, good luck! If you’re not a fan, you have until 5:00pm EST today to become one and get a chance to win!
Please spread the word!

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The DIFF welcomes a new Bizdom biz: PostEGram

Another installment for our Bizdom Biz Feature series. This time, we welcome PostEGram to the Quicken Loans family. Read on to learn more about this awesome new venture!

DIFF welcomes a new Bizdom biz: PostEGram

If you’re like millions of Americans, chances are you’re on Facebook. Furthermore, odds are you’re uploading lots of photographs.  About 2.5 Billion images are uploaded to Facebook every month. It seems as if it has never been easier to share your life in pictures with your family and friends, right?

Well it certainly is easy to connect on Facebook, but the truth is there may be someone special missing all those snapshots of school events, birthday parties and vacations—and that person is Grandma. Statistics show that about half of all Americans over the age of 65 do not have Internet access. So while you’re uploading images from your mobile phone, poor Grandma is looking in her mailbox looking for a letter from you.

That’s where PostEgram comes in. 

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Quicken Loans DIFF Blog wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day!

Quicken Loans DIFF blog wishes you a Happy Mother's Day!

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Quicken Loans Facebook Fans: Win a Fathead!

fatheadCalling all Facebook fanatics!

In the spirit of the Cleveland Cavaliers playoff run, we will be giving away a FREE LeBron James Fathead (estimated value $99.99) in a random drawing of our Facebook fans today (5/7/2010)!

We’ll notify the winner by a message through Facebook. If you are currently a Quicken Loans Facebook fan, good luck! If you’re not a fan, you have until 5:00pm EST today to become one and get a chance to win!

Please spread the word!

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Goodbye to Ernie Harwell

There's something about spring in Detroit.

Snow melts and everything around you turns from gray to green. When I was young, I never noticed. Nowadays, I get excited about the first tulip bud and hint of color in the trees.

It's also the time that our beloved Detroit Tigers pick up their bats for the season. Opening Day is the greatest holiday between my friends and I – a day to get downtown and soak it all up. We rarely ever go to the game – being downtown around other fans is enough for us.

But when I was younger, I knew nothing of the parties and Friday night fireworks. Instead, we had the radio and a soothing, southern voice to narrate our summer nights.

It was always so warm, so relaxed and with just a faint static of radio. Perhaps you would otherwise occupied, but then you'd hear a loud "crack"  and then the familiar voice who'd make your head turn when he said, "It's loooooooooooooong gone!"

His name was Ernie, but he is Detroit. He may have grown up in Atlanta, but he's ours. Sorry, Atlanta.

Ernie Harwell coached Detroit Tigers fans through 40+ seasons of ups and downs. He was let go for about a year in the early 90s, but brought back by heavy fan demand. He retired in 2002 on his own terms and really….who were we to stop him? Ernie called the shots. 

He announced he had incurable cancer in September of 2009. Just a few short weeks later, he gave a sort of farewell address before a game at Comerica Park. Watch the video of that below.

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