Monday, April 19, 2010

The Computer is Up & Running!

My computer had a driver failure and needed to go see the Doc, Geek Squad. I am now at square one because I don't have all of my bookmarks of my favorite sites to check for deals and recipes. I'm certain I can find the really good ones again. They are listed with my previous posts. My question is do I want to? I'm thinking that I will set up a spot on the right with the most relevant sites for those of us in Cache Valley for everyone to link to and look for the deals. If I found anything super great I will post them. I need to spend my time working in my yard and garden. My garden truly is where my screaming deals are coming from this summer.

I have had fun reading comments and finding the deals I have shared with everyone. I just need to put my energy in other areas of my life. So these posts will be random, after I get the site user friendly for finding your own deals online.

Thank you to everyone who left comments, that was fun and fueled me to keep going as long as I have.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shelf Reliance Party

I made it to a Shelf Reliance Party a couple of weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of their product. I sampled the Taco TVP, and ordered it because of it's flavor, I also sampled freeze dried pineapple, strawberries, & mango. Their taste was like eating fresh fruit. The macaroons were delicious too. I also liked that at these parties you pay less than the retail price!
You can also set up a plan to build up your food storage at your budget. It will be automatically sent to your home each month. I like that. How many of us want to increase our variety and supply of food storage but our busy lives get in the way?

If you have not yet been to a Shelf Reliance party you can check one out this Wednesday evening. Open house style from 6pm - 8pm at 520 S 200 E, Hyrum.

I copied this from their Facebook page:
At Shelf Reliance we’re fanatical about food storage! And why shouldn’t we be? We developed THRIVE, the best-tasting food storage the market has to offer. Because we know how fun and rewarding using food storage can be, we want to get you involved! Despite what some people may think, food storage does not have to be st...owed away in dark corners. Really!

Bountiful Baskets Order Day

Today at 1:00 is the time for ordering your Bountiful Baskets. I know that they will have EVOO and from what I have read from past purchasers, on Facebook, they really like it. I am unsure on the price until it is on the order form. They will have tropical granola, it is filled with coconut, dried pineapple & papaya, and macadamia nuts. They sent some to sample and if you were working at my site you got to sample it. It was very good. It is a treat for dessert if you ask me.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This Month's Sale

Many of you know that I am a fan of reading Marcia Lynn McClure's books. This month she has 'The Highwayman of Tanglewood' for $13.95 till April 30th. If you like a masked man at night who gives great kisses then you will enjoy this book.

I just read 'Beneath the Honeysuckle Vine & The Tide of the Mermaid Tears'. I enjoyed these ones too. They are clean romance and sometimes you just need to mentally check out from life for a moment of reading and these books do just that. I haven't read her e-book 'Kiss in the Dark' yet, but I like the title.

If you haven't heard yet, Marcia will be at The Book Table on June 19th. I haven't talked to The Book Table about it yet, but I plan to this week and I'll get more details.
Happy reading!

Living Planet Aquarium HOT Deals!

I think I got the last one. Sorry! I decided I should purchase a second one and when I tried it said that they were sold out, but they are scheduled for a restock. So don't give up if you still want one. I checked the price for a single visit and it is $9 for adults and $7 for kids. That is $16 for an adult and child to visit one time and I paid $20.94 with shipping for a one year membership! I did add an $11 pass for the Cache Valley Fun Park for $5.50. That is a deal.

I also found,, that you can purchase certificates for dining, hotels, entertainment, & retail. Most of these certificates are for outside of our Cache Valley, but Olive garden said for all locations. These are great for a in state vacation! Check it out.

Right now you can get a 1-year membership to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy for only $19.95! The fantastic thing is, this membership is valid for 1 adult AND 1 child! Regular admission prices are $9 for adults and $7 for kids, so this pass will practically pay for itself in only 1 visit! Go here to buy yours!

I have wanted to go visit and see all of the sea life and now it is more affordable for several visits during the next year.
I don't know how many they have available, but I can't imagine these will last long!
Thanks, Utah Deal Diva.

Caselot Comparisons: Who is Cheaper, Smith's or Associated?

Utah Deal Diva has a great posting with price comparisons on like items on case lots sales at Smith's and our Associated Stores. Check out the prices HERE.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Check this out on Youtube and then put it into practice!

Smile and validate away! Because you are GREAT!

Basket Update.

If you have tried to order your basket and have noticed that it still is offering the Easter packs for extras and scratched your head like I did, then you are correct, it is incorrect. They need everyone to get off for a bit and they will have the new items on the site as soon as they can. Thanks

I just received this email from Sally & Tanya:


It has come to our attention that the website has the incorrect add on items. Because the traffic is so heavy we cannot get it fixed.

We will fix this as soon as possible, but if you hold off to participate until we do experience tells us your site will probably fill up.

In the mean time here is how we are handling this:

Honey whole wheat bread will be offered
Strawberries will be 12# in pints!
Mangoes will be available until we fix the website

The Easter Items will not be fulfilled, but will be refunded. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER THEM!

We’ll offer the Italian Pack, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Granola again next cycle so that you have an opportunity to receive those.

Sally & Tanya

P.S. Extra good news is we should be on a different "trouble free" website that doesn't have issues in the next 3 weeks.

Odering Day for Bountiful Baskets

Bountiful Baskets ordering day is today at 1pm. We pick up on Saturday, April 10th. Please notice the pick up time as they change without warning. My guess is that it will remain at 8:45, like last week, but you just never know. I am crossing my fingers for a case of blackberries soon for jam.

If you are new to this site and are unsure what Bountiful Baskets is let me give you a brief run down. It is a produce co-op that enables us to get the same produce you get at your grocery store without the mark up the stores give us. Through mass buying power we get a fresh mix of fruits and vegetables to help our families eat healthy. You order on any Monday that you wish and pick up your basket on Saturday at a designated site and time. This operation does run on volunteers, to keep our costs down. You can show up an hour an ten minutes before your scheduled pick up time and help unload the truck, distribute produce in baskets, take out the boxes and garbage, you can stay through the pick up process as well. You do not need to help every Saturday, but when you can it is greatly appreciated.

Happy Spring everyone.

Double Coupons Explained & Kmart Matchups

Utah Deal Diva has a great posting explaining the double coupons at Kmart this week. You can read here post HERE.

She also has a way to get Soft Scrub free at Kmart.

Friday, April 2, 2010

4/3 Bounitful Basket Preview


Lime Scented Strawberry Mango Salad

Did you order mangoes or strawberries to go with your Bountiful Basket? If so here is a yummy salad recipe Ginger tried out last week, and loved, that you could make with some of your fruit:

Lime Scented Strawberry Mango Salad

3/4 Cup Sugar
2 tsp grated lime zest
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
3 cups trimmed, sliced strawberries (about 2 lbs.)
3 cups peeled, diced mangoes (2 to 3 large mangoes)
1/3 cup water

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmner until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in lime zest and juice; let cool to room temperature.

Mix strawberries with mangoes in a large bowl. Add syrup and gently stir util well mixed. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Serves: 8

Per Serving:

135 calories
0g fat (0g sat fat)
0mg cholesterol
2g fiber
1g protein
35g carbs
2mg sodium

Allyou Magazine March 2010

We love mangoes with lime juice at our house already so I am looking forward making this one.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Greetings from Honeyville Farms:

I received the following email from Honeyville Farms:

SUMMARY: OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR!!! 15% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER* from Thursday, April 1, 2010 thru Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6:00PM PST. Simply enter the coupon code NOFOOL during checkout. This month we're featuring our new expanded line of emergency food combo packs, and our new Freeze Dried Grapes. DON'T MISS OUT!

*15% off discount does not apply to our already low flat-rate shipping fee of $4.49. Discount valid for INTERNET ORDERS ONLY placed from Thursday, April 1, 2010 thru Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6:00PM PST. For assistance call (888) 810-3212.