Family Feast Fridays with Avanti’s

WJBC has your chance to win an Avanti’s Happy Family Meal with a text contest!

Listen to WJBC every Friday from 7am to 4pm now thru March for the text keyword for your chance to win. When you hear the keyword on Fridays, text it to 51879 to be entered to win a Happy Family Meal from Avanti’s.

The Avanti’s Happy Family Meals are available for carry-out and delivery to feed between four to six people. You get the choice between two Happy Family meals…

  • Pizza Meal:
    • One 16″ single topping pizza
    • One Family salad with dressing
  • Pasta Meal:
    • Choice of one half gallon spaghetti, mostaccioli, or fettuccini
    • One family salad with dressing
    • Two orders of garlic bread

Click Here for Complete Contest Rules


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