Save more @ Meijer with New mPerks Personalized Rewards

Woo-hoo! Meijer just announced an even easier way to save using the new mPerks Personalized Rewards !

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The new mPerks Personalized Rewards update includes:

  •  Rolling start dates which give customers four weeks to earn after they clip their reward
  •  Ability to earn towards any or all rewards at the same time
  •  No more waiting until the next month—when customers complete a reward, they can start a new one

Once a reward is earned and clipped, they will be located in a new earned rewards section of the site that will make it easy to keep track of all the great reward savings. I LOVE this! I don’t know about you, but once I’m in the store, I always have trouble remembering what I clipped.

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No more waiting! Once you complete the personalized reward, you can start earning another one. This is also a great change! Faster rewards equal more savings for me.

All updates will be available at mPerks.com and on the Meijer mobile app. The app can be downloaded for free in the iTunes App Store and in the Google Play Android app store. If you already have the app, be sure to download the update to gain access to mPerks Rewards 2.0.

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack Review & Giveaway #pbcrave

Curt’s Peanut Butter Company has developed four unique PB Crave flavors. The exciting new premium peanut butter is produced by Sweet Harvest Foods in Cannon Falls, MN and is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US.

Mmmm, did someone say peanut butter? BP Crave takes peanut butter to a whole new level! With four mouthwatering, natural peanut butter blends — each mixing favorite flavors with premium peanut butter — for a new twist on an old classic.

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I recently received the above PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack for my family to review. We go through a lot of peanut butter in our house, so to say this has been a welcomed review, is a real understatement.

We put peanut butter on almost everything! Sandwiches, toast, apples, bagels, waffles, pancakes, pretzels, gram crackers, to just name a few.

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PB Crave is artisan-crafted using high-quality ingredients and proven practices.

–No hydrogenated oil
–No artificial flavors
–No syrups
–No high-fructose corn syrup
–Gluten and cholesterol free
–Small batches, artisan crafted
–USDA-approved manufacturing
–Fun, delicious and nutritious

While the Choco Choco is amazing on anything, the Cookie Nookie was the first of the four flavors to be finished. I think my husband might have been adding a little on top of his evening ice cream. Who would blame him? This stuff is delicious! All four flavors have been a hit with my family. The only, even close to negative thing I’ve heard is a mention that each jar requires a lot of string when opened. But no worries – once you give it a stir, there are a ton of yummy treats to be blended in each jar. I assume that has something to do with the all natural process of how it’s made. Judging by the quality and taste, I wouldn’t change a thing!

My current addiction – CoCo Bananas spread thick on-top of chocolate chip waffles. Yum!

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PB Crave is a delicious twist on peanut butter. But, don’t just take my word for it. PB Crave is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US. Shop online or to use the store locator visit www.pbcrave.com.

Get social with PB Crave!

On Facebook and Twitter #pbcrave .

You can also enter to win a PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack here on my blog! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the lower 48 states. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on September 5th.

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We celebrated Milk Chocolate Day with Balance Bar #Giveaway

Attention chocolate lovers! Did you know that Milk Chocolate Day is 7/28? It’s already behind us this year, but just because there is a day titled “Milk Chocolate Day” doesn’t mean you need to ruin your health or diet. Milk Chocolate Day or any day is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious and healthy chocolate treat from Balance Bar!

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I recently received the above box of chocolate bars from Balance Bar. A delicious mix of Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie bars for my family to help me review.

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They almost seem too good to be true, decadent and rich, it’s hard to believe these nutritious chocolate bars are for real! Our teenage daughter loves the Double Chocolate Brownie bars, and I’m crazy about the Chocolate Craze bars. Being individually wrapped these bars are great for on the go families like ours. Perfect for a mid-afternoon snack. Not only do Balance Bars tackle my daily sweet tooth, but they give me a nice boost that helps me finish out my day. They also pair great with popcorn. I love my salty, sweet combo while watching movies!

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Balance Bars are avaible in several varieties. For great tips on staying healthy and energized, connect with Balance Bar on Facebook and Twitter.

Enter to win!

Enter to win a mix of Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie bars from Balance Bar by using the widget below.

You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on August 27th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes please.

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HoneyBaked Ham & Turkey, It’s Whats for Easter! #HoneyBakedEaster #Giveaway @biz2blogger #Spon

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I recently received a HoneyBaked Ham gift card to shop with, and bring home dinner to review with my family. Okay – we like ham! Well, HoneyBaked Ham is so much more than ham. I walked into our local HoneyBaked Ham store in Taylor, Mi and was instantly overwhelmed with choices. For example, the below photos is what I now refer to as the wonder wall of goodness…filled with delicious side dishes, and tasty desserts.

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Speaking of goodness, I LOVE seeing how companies give back. HoneyBaked works with Feeding America – I like that!

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I also like how incredibly helpful the store associates were. After looking around and reading all of the awesome meal deals posted, I let the woman behind the counter know how much I had to spend and how many people I needed to feed. She could not have been more helpful, hooking me up with a nice variety of turkey, ham and four side-dishes that she was very enthusiastic about. All within pennies of my designated budget. I swear that took talent, because I could have been there mixing it up all day.

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Let me tell you the associates enthusiasm was not wasted! This meal, which took very little effort to heat up, was amazing! My family enjoyed every bit of it. The turkey coated in sweet crunchy glaze (yes, that is real real brown sugar) was by far my and my teenage daughter’s favorite. My husband and older daughter enjoyed the ham and the green beans. Also, a big hit was the stuffing and sweet potato souffle! OMG! Heaven.

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I have spent my share of holidays working in the kitchen. This Easter I’m letting HoneyBaked Ham do all the work. Not only because the food is delicious, but I would much rather spend my time enjoying the day with my family, and have my kitchen look like this..

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Than work all day in the kitchen and have it look like this…

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Check out these HoneyBaked deals!

In-Store Specials:

  • $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo – Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.)
  • $22.99 Turkey Breast (with any Half or Whole Ham purchase)
  • $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon
  • Heat & Share Sides: Two for $13.99, three for $19.99

Become a VIP at HoneyBakedFoods.com for exclusive savings all year long.

Don’t forget your coupons!

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Participating Retail Locations: Rolling Meadows, Orland Park, Villa Park, Morton Grove, Naperville, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Mesquite, Hurst, Lewisville, Houston, Austin, Spring, Clear Lake, Sugar Land, Indianapolis, Ferndale, Grand Rapids, Roseville, Birmingham, Troy, West Bloomfield, Livonia, Flint, Dearborn Heights, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Ann Arbor, Canton Township, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsburg, Monroeville, San Antonio, Bellevue, and Lynnwood.

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Annie’s Homegrown Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese Review #RealFoodTastesBetter

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I recently received a free product coupon to review an Annie’s Homegrown Family Size Frozen Entree of my choice. I don’t typically purchase frozen entrees’ for my family, but after reading about Annie’s high standards, and quality ingredients, I decided to give Annie’s Homegrown Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese a try.

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Though the entree was hardy enough on it’s own, I found it paired nicely with with homemade meatloaf and vegetables. Creating a nice comfort meal on a cold winter evening. Perfect for this time of year.

My family consist of some pretty picky eaters, that were pleasantly surprised by Annie’s Homegrown Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese. The creamy cheese, over rich, sturdy pasta taste like homemade. And the squash gives the whole dish a new and unique flavor. This is not what I expected from a frozen entree. Usually, to get this kind of quality entree or side dish, I have to spend a lot of time preparing and cooking.

Going right from the freezer, to the oven, to the table is a beautiful thing. I was able to spend more time relaxing and enjoying my family and less time in the kitchen.

I definitely see another Annie’s Homegrown Frozen Family-Size Entree in our future!

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Find Annie’s Homegrown Frozen Family-Size Entrees in your local Target. Be sure to Like Annie’s on Facebook to print a $2.00 coupon before you shop!

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Discover Farm-Fresh Goodness To Go, with Bob Evans Carry-out

If you are like me, and feeling a little burnt out from holiday cooking, yet worry about serving your family unhealthy fast food or pizza delivery, you should really take a look at Bob Evans Carry- Out. My family was recently treated to a holiday feast from Bob Evans. I knew Bob Evans served a delicious breakfast and in-restaurant sandwiches and desserts, but this – I had no idea!

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The box I picked up was a complete meal for up to eight people, and required heating in our oven. Each dish was prepared in an oven ready container. No fuss, no mess on my part. I like that! In the box was a large seasoned turkey breast, stuffing, green beans with bacon, real mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, a dozen rolls, cranberry melody, a full size pumpkin pie, real whip topping and a loaf of pumpkin bread. From oven to table, the food was so impressive that our very picky teenage daughter not only cleaned her plate, but also asked if we can just order it again next year instead of cooking a holiday meal our self. My husband referred to the turkey as some of the best he has ever had – it is that good!

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Seriously, this is not your typical carry-out! In-fact, since it was prepared from scratch, came straight from Bob Evans’ kitchen to our oven, I’d have to argue with anyone that didn’t call it homemade.

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If budget is a concern, I’m about to surprise you again – this meal for eight cost less than $100.00. That’s about fifty dollars less than I spent shopping for our holiday meal this year.

Easy on our budget, delicious homemade taste and quality, and a lot less time spent in the kitchen. I think our teenage daughter is onto something. This wont be our last Bob Evans Carry-out meal.

Learn more about Bob Evans by visiting their website, where you can even place a carry-out order online!

Follow along on Facebook and Twitter too!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received. I was not asked or influenced to give a positive review, or even to write a blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are hones and my own.

Celebrate National Seafood Month! Enter to Win A “Family Night on SeaPak” Prize Package

Did you know October is National Seafood Month? At SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., this is something to celebrate! Shrimp is the No. 1 selling seafood in the country and, this October, SeaPak is marking the occasion in style with Shrimptacular – a 31-day, shrimp-inspired, family-friendly promotion on SeaPak.com.

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I recently received a couple of SeaPak products to enjoy with my family. Just minutes out of the freezer, and with only a few additional ingredients, I was able to make a quick and delicious meal for our most recent family fun night.

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After a delicious and Shrimptacular dinner together, we played a round of our favorite card game. Then moved into the living room where we kicked back, got comfy and enjoyed an exciting movie (Thor) together on Netflix.

I’ve been a fan of SeaPak products for a long time. They are affordable, delicious, and convenient. They have yet to let me down when it comes quality or taste. Cooking with SeaPak means less time in the kitchen, and more time spent with the ones I love. For me – that’s a no branier!

SeaPak would like to send one Five Dollar Shake reader a free “Family Night on SeaPak” prize package to enjoy!

“Family Night on SeaPak” package includes:

-          1 (one) SeaPak VIP product coupon because what family night is complete without a delicious main course?

-          A $20 Visa gift card, to get a jump on perfectly paired side dishes.

-          A three-month Netflix subscription, for convenient, after-dinner entertainment.

-          Popcorn, candy and other goodies, because there’s always room for dessert!

Enter to win by using the widget below. if you have issues with the widget or would prefer to enter by email please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at random on October 24th and contacted by email.

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Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers Photo Contest & Giveaway

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With my family’s busy schedule we don’t always have time to plan ahead when it comes to meals, let alone snacks. As much as I try to keep fresh fruit handy, it’s freshness doesn’t always last as long as I’d like. So for those times, I now have Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers. Even better, they come in a Fruit+Veggie varieties! Any mom has to love sneaking those veggies in here. Pure genius.

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Fruit + Veggie Varieties:

- Peach-Mango: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, peach puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, carrot juice concentrate, carrot puree, mango puree concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.

- Blueberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, carrot puree, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.

Simply Fruit Varieties:

- Apple Cinnamon: Pear puree concentrate, water, apple puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cinnamon, malic acid.

- Mixed Berry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, strawberry puree, red raspberry puree concentrate, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.

- Strawberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, strawberry puree concentrate, natural flavors, carmine, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.

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Del Monte is currently holding a “First Day of School Photo Contest” on Facebook! All you have to do is upload an original photo of your child on their first day of school or yourself on your own first day of school. The top 20 Finalist photos will be posted to the Del Monte Fruit Squeezers website, and fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite photo. The winning entry will receive a $10,000 donation to a school of their choice!

Hurry! Submissions must be entered by September 7 at 11:59 CDT!

- From September 8, 2013 at 12:00:00 CDT to September 15, 2013 at 11:59:59 CDT, the public will be able to vote for their favorite Entry.

- From September 16, 2013 at 12:00:00 CDT to September 22, 2013 at 11:59:59 CDT, the public will be able to vote for their favorite Finalist.

- To submit your photo entry, you can visit http://www.delmontefruitsqueezers.com/

- Entering the contest is simple! Upload an original photo of your child on their first day of school or yourself on your first day of school.

I’m also holding a Del Monte® Fruit Burst™ Squeezers prize pack giveaway here on blog!

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Prize pack includes:
· Two boxes of Fruit Burst Squeezers™ (one Fruit + Veggies 4-pack and one Simply Fruit 4-pack)
· One Del Monte lunchbox
· One orange-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
· One strawberry-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
· One Del Monte magnetic frame

Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issues with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at Random and contacted by email on September 25th.

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