St. Patties Day!

And like last year, I’m really bummed out.

For many Americans, this St. Patrick’s Day will be the ultimate day to see – and save – some green.

The first stimulus payments are expected to hit bank accounts via direct deposit today, (Wednesday), as part of the third round of Economic Impact Payments.

Many St. Patricks Day parades have been canceled for the second year amid the Coronavirus pandemic  with several events scaled back. But unlike other food days for restaurant promotions that draw large crowds, the traditional Irish holiday hasn’t been called off completely.

Wearing green may prevent you from getting pinched and can help you score a freebie.  There are lots of businesses enticing you with reasons to come by and enjoy a little fun. 

Krispy Kreme is giving away free green glazed doughnuts for those who visit shops wearing green Tuesday and Wednesday. No purchase is necessary, and the treats are available in-store, for pick-up and the drive-thru while supplies last.

McDonald’s kicked off the season of green early when it brought back minty Shamrock Shake and Oreo Shamrock McFlurrys to restaurants nationwide.

More people are expected to spend the holiday at home than past years, according to a survey of more than 3,000 consumers. Only 9% plan to go to a bar this year compared to 38% in previous years.  

Sad!  This is why I’m bummed out.  Damn, I really want to PARTY!

M. Roberts