It’s Time For Valentine’s Clearance Shopping!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

Deals of the Week

Here are my top deals of the week as featured on Good4Utah today. Make sure to tune in next Thursday for the new deals! And check back here every day for all the other great deals you can score.

Ah clearance. That’s probably my second favorite word. Right after free. Although there is a bit of a love/hate relationship since I sometimes go a little crazy.

This week we are talking Valentine’s clearance. Now is the time to stock up for next year and even get some great items for this year! There are lots of items included that don’t look Valentine’s at all! Lots and lots of things from the dollar spot also that aren’t Valentine related at all.

Target Valentines Clearance

I stopped by my local Target yesterday and Valentines clearance has dropped to 50%. Candy and food was marked down to 30%. They will likely drop to 70% and 50% tomorrow.

There were so many deals that there is no way I can list them all. But here are some that I saw:

  • Leggings
  • Tee Shirts
  • Dresses
  • Magic Ink coloring books
  • Cookie sheets & molds
  • Notebooks
  • Hot Wheels
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Quaker chewy bars
  • Pirate’s Booty
  • Bags of candy
  • And tons more!


6 Tips to Help You Stick With Your “Diet” #JennyCraigKit

Posted by on May 27, 2016

6 tips to stick with your diet

I have struggled with my weight for years. Between pregnancy, my love of food, and my loathing of exercise my body hasn’t fared well. But I know that needs to change. I’m not obese. I don’t think anyone would call me fat. But I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin. And that is the real problem. So what’s a girl to do? Well I’ve started eating better (yay!) and am kick starting my “diet” with Jenny Craig. The new Jenny Craig starter kit is exclusive to Walmart in participating stores and can be found in the diet/weight loss aisle.

What’s in the kit:

  • 5 day kit with a variety of 20 meals and snacks
  • One month free consultation at any Jenny Craig center or Jenny Craig Anywhere
  • Special $50 food savings when you join a Jenny Craig center

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6 tips to stick with your “diet”

Hopefully these tips will help you (and me) on our healthy living journey.

  1. Get moving: This part is huge! And it doesn’t mean you need to start working out for 3 hours at the gym every day. Just increase your movement from whatever it is now. Maybe that means walking for 20 minutes. Whatever you can do, do it!
  2. Drink lots of water: I’ll admit, this is not my strong suit. But our bodies NEED water. Plus, there are no calories or sugar involved. So drinking more water is going to help almost right away.
  3. Set realistic goals: This one can be hard. We all want a magic pill that will help us lose 10 pounds overnight, but sadly that just doesn’t exist. If you set realistic goals (i.e. 1 to 2 pounds a week) you won’t get discouraged as easily. Also, you can’t just change the way you eat overnight. Give yourself some leeway. A cheat day or whatever it is you need to start eating better.
  4. Find a support group: This could mean you start talking to a consultant at Jenny Craig or even just making sure friends and family know what you are doing. Having that support when you are tempted to eat that second doughnut or are feeling discouraged about your progress can make the difference between quitting and pushing through your hurdle.
  5. Be nice to yourself: Honestly, this is probably the most important tip I can give. We all mess up. We make mistakes and we slip up on what we eat or do. Don’t beat yourself up when this happens! Stay positive! Know that you are human and tell yourself you made a mistake, but will do better tomorrow. This is the only way you will keep going on your journey. One slip up does NOT ruin the day. Or the diet. Or the week. Or you. YOU are amazing and are working on making yourself better. Focus on that.
  6. Jazz up your food the healthy way: This. This is another big one! If you don’t like the food you are eating, then why are you eating it? So focus on the low calorie options that still tickle your taste buds. If you are using pre-packaged foods (like Jenny Craig) that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little something to them to increase their appeal.

So how did I modify my Jenny Craig meals? Let me give you an example of just how easy and simple it can be! One of the meals included in my kit was Zesty Tortellini Soup. It was okay by itself, but I like a little more pizazz in my meals. So I added a bit of low fat mozzarella cheese (mmmm cheese), a sprinkle of basil, and a side of fresh veggies. Voila!

  • Jenny Craig Tortellini soup
  • low fat mozzarella cheese
  • basil
  • fresh fruits and veggies

Or, if you are looking for something sweet without going crazy on the calories, then here is an awesome recipe!

This is such an easy and beautiful dessert. It takes longer to wash and dry the berries and get them ready than anything else. It’s elegant and looks like it took a great deal of time. Use whatever fruit you have. Try to have a variety of colors for a better presentation.

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Ingredients:
4 cups cold fat-free milk
2 packages sugar-free, fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix (or cheesecake or white chocolate pudding mix)
1 carton (12 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided (or sugar free)
1 prepared angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes (When I’m near Walmart I buy one of the sugar free angel food cakes.)
1 pint blackberries
1 pint raspberries
1 quart strawberries, sliced or quartered
Other fruit as desired (I like mango, kiwi, and bananas)
Directions:
In a medium bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes or until soft-set. Mix in 2 cups of the thawed whipped topping. Set aside.
Place a third of the cake cubes in a trifle bowl. Top with a third of the pudding mixture and a third of the berries. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with quartered strawberries, if desired.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
Yield: 12 servings.

I’ve used canned mandarin oranges, peaches, pears, or whatever I have.
I put raspberries on one layer, blackberries on a separate layer, and strawberries on another layer. But layer however you wish.
One twelfth of this is about 200 calories, less if you use sugar free angel food cake.

I was provided a free Jenny Craig Weight Loss Starter Kit. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.



Ozark Trail 22 piece Camping Combo Set $109

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

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Walmart has the Ozark Trail 22 piece Camping Combo Set marked down from $199 to only $109 with free shipping.

This set includes: 4-person tent w/ rainfly, gear loft, 8 tent stakes, 2 sleeping bags, 2 pillows, 2 foam sleeping pads, 2 chairs, 2 dry bags, lantern, and a carry-all bag.

 



Hard Candy Makeup Has it All Without the High Price!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015

Hard Candy

Every parent has that moment when they realize how peaceful it is in the house. It’s quiet…too quiet. And you immediately yell out to your children to find out which area of the house they are in and assess the damage you KNOW has been done. This happened not too long ago, when my youngest decided it would be a FANTASTIC idea to get into mom’s make up and do her own. The outcome was BRIGHT red lipstick and cream eyeliner all over… and I mean ALL over her face. Sigh. She had a slight pink hue to her face for a week.

I love makeup. I love to look pretty. My girls make fun of me and of course remember what I told them once about makeup. If you are ever in a hurry a little mascara, gloss and blush will work wonders! So when I was given the opportunity to try out Hard Candy Makeup my first thought was- HIDE IT FROM THE GIRLS!

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Hard Candy makeup has it all. Face Makeup, Eye shadow, Eyeliner & Mascara, Lipstick & Gloss Nail Polish. This is a makeup candy store going on right here! I loved looking through the many colors of eye shadows and glosses- my fave. I even picked out a few colors that I normally would not be cool enough to try. And you can too! The prices are extremely competitive so you are not wasting an entire months allowance on just a few items.

Hard candy makeup

The Hard Candy Makeup Holiday Best of Kit is a must have. I love all the colors and brushes. It seriously is all the best things you could want in one! See? My blush, gloss and just a bit of mascara. Just like my girls tell me. SCORE MOM!! There is so much here, enough to stuff some stockings of certain girlies on your list who love to get into your make up bag perhaps? And colors that, again, I normally would not have tried. It’s like your own sampler pack and you don’t even need to hit the makeup counter to try it. Just head to your local Walmart. They sell it there!

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This is a sponsored post. I received products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Air Hockey Table $39.42 (Was $99)!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015

air hockey table

Walmart.com has the 48″ Air Powered Hockey Table marked down from $99 to only $39.42 and you can pick this up at your local store for FREE!

The MD Sports 48-inch Air Hockey Table is a great way to enjoy to enjoy this classic arcade game from the comfort of your own home. The table features a UL certified 110V motor and a special surface coating that helps the puck to flow quickly and easily over the tables surface. You can choose between the LED scorer or the manual slide scorer to keep track of the action!

 



HP All-in-One Wireless Printer Just $19.00

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015

HP printer

Here is an amazing Walmart Black Friday Deal! The HP All-in-One Wireless Printer for just $19.00!

  • Print Speed. Black: Up to 20 ppm; Color: Up to 16 ppm
  • Print Resolution. Black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi, Color: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Energy Star certified
  • Replacement Ink. HP 61 Black Ink Cartridges, HP 61 Yellow, Magenta, Cyan Color Ink Cartridges

 



iPad Mini 2 Only $199 at Walmart!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015

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Walmart has the iPad Mini 2 marked down from $300 to just $199 today! This is a Black Friday price and likely won’t last.

Apple iPad mini with Retina Display with Wi-Fi Space Gray or Silver:

  • 7.9″ Apple iPad with retina display
  • A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) with MIMO support
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life1
  • 5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording


*HOT* FREE Cinderella Blu-Ray After Cash Back!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015

Cinderella blu-ray deal

TopCashBack is offering a FREE Cinderella Blu-ray Combo Pack for New TopCashBack Users! This deal will work if you have signed up for TopCashBack but haven’t made a purchase yet too!

Here’s how to get this deal…

  1. Login in or Sign up at TopCashBack.
  2. Search Walmart on their search bar on their site (if it doesn’t pop up)
  3. You will see their $22 cash back offer
  4. Click their Orange Button that Says Get Cashback to be redirected to Walmart.
  5. On the Walmart site search, Cinderella. Purchase the Blu-ray combo pack for only $19.96 with FREE In-Store Pick Up.
  6. TopCashBack will apply $22.00 to your account which makes this a money maker!


Masterbuilt Electric Smoker $139! Was $220

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

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If you have been waiting for a great deal on a smoker then you are in luck! Right now you can get this Masterbuilt 30″ Smoker for just $139 from Walmart. It is regularly priced at $220. Plus, you will get free shipping!

Masterbuilt 30″ Electric Smokehouse:

  • Capacity for holding up to 30 pounds of smoked foods
  • Smokes chicken, jerky, ribs and more
  • Digital control panel
  • Temperature range from 100 to 275 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 800 watt heating element
  • Internal smoking space of 4320 cubic inches

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Thanks Utah Sweet Savings!



Zoomer Dino Just $59 (Was $100) From Walmart

Posted by on May 26, 2015

Zoomer dino

Get Zoomer the interactive dino for just $59 from Walmart right now. This is the lowest price I’ve seen. The price is usually $99.97 so you are getting an amazing deal!

You can check out my full Zoomer review from around the holidays too. This should help you know if it’s a toy you want to invest in or not.