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Great Sam’s Club Membership Deal: Pay $45 for 1-Year and Get $20 Gift Card and $26 in Free Food (Basically Means FREE!)

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by Cassie on July 21, 2014

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You will be very happy to see this deal again! Every once in a while, Groupon offers this Sam’s Club deal.  It has been about twice a year.  Last time Groupo had it, it was in November.  So it’s nice to see it back as this is a popular deal through a reputable website!   Basically, in the end, you will get a $5 annual membership!

What this deal is that you spend $45 and here’s what you get:

  • One-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership (a $45 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
    • Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
    • Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)

Since the membership alone is $40, you will essentially receive $46 in additional freebies, which pays for the membership!  This is a great option, but you can only get it for a short time or until they sell out. Please note, your membership is valid for one full year after you activate your membership in-store… But to get the $26 in free food, you do need to activate by 10/27/14.

We took advantage of this deal back in November. We have a Costco membership and do like Costco better – there are still several things at Sam’s Club we like to get the member price on… and the biggest factor was that it really ended up costing nothing extra,  so it was totally worth it to have it for the year!

Don’t wait on this deal as it will most likely sell out! 

 So head over to the Groupon site and check out this sweet deal right now for a Sam’s Club Membership Package valued at $91 for only $45!

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  • Click on the blue arrow to make your purchase!

* As an added bonus, all new Sam’s Club members will receive $80 in special members-only savings on select popular items.¹ These savings are valid 30 days after membership activation.

We also wanted to mention the items that we buy regularly at Sam’s Club.  Costco is different as we buy a whole lot more than we do at Sam’s Club, but that is a topic for another day.

Be sure to read the fine print, but one thing to note, this is NOT for renewals.  It is for NEW memberships ONLY.

For example – these items (in our experience) seem to be the cheapest and hard price to beat at the store:

  • Fresh shredded Parmesan (the hard kind) is cheapest there
  • Hormel real bacon bits (these are quite pricey for the non-imitation) in the regular store and we use it in recipes and salads a lot!
  • French’s Fried Onions
  • Honey (although we have been able to get this in our local grocer’s case lot sales the last 2 years for cheaper)
  • There are some frozen bulk foods that can only be found at Sam’s Club that we really like too
  • When we do make our quarterly or so run to Sam’s Club – we often find great produce deals and will stock up to eat fresh or freeze for the future.
  • For a large item deal – we have found that Sam’s Club is a great place to get freezers – for your awesome food deals – they seem to have lower and very competitive prices on new freezers
  • Our most recent large purchase was a new t.v. that was last year’s floor model for over 75% off.  They had it marked down by over 70% as it was last year’s model and the floor display and then we talked them down by another $55.
  • When you are not getting your digital photo prints for FREE and need some photo prints now – Sam’s Club has the lowest price at .08 – .13 a print. It is also easy to upload them from your computer and pick them up in the store and even cheaper that way!
  • They can also have good deals on office type supplies and ink if/when you get in a bind and have not been able to get those items cheap lately and need them now.  We mostly buy our ink with our Max Perks rewards – but have still needed to make a Sam’s Club ink run here and there.
  • With some exceptions – we will purchase the frozen chicken or fish if/when we run out and there are no immediate sales (see our explanation on saving on meat).
  • Finally, we go through batteries very quickly with our camera that is always on ;) We cannot stock-up fast enough to keep up with our usage (after we run out of our awesome stock from the office store sales) so we get the excess that we need at Sam’s Club as they have the lowest everyday price (along with Costco).

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Cute Infinity, Cross, Love Bracelet Only $1.16 Shipped Free For Everyone

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by Cassie on July 15, 2014

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What a DEAL! This adorable Infinite, Cross, Love bracelet is only $1.16 shipped FREE for everyone – no minimum required! I am grabbing one for myself and some for gifts!

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Head to Amazon HERE for this awesome bracelet deal

*Please note, Amazon’s prices and/or stock can change at any time!

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How to Make the Perfect Blackened Salmon The First Time

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by Cassie on June 6, 2014

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I want to share one of the most awesome cooking experiences I have had with you! I am not getting paid or endorsed to talk about this in any way, we post things that we do and sometimes there happens to be tools that we actually really like and want to talk about.

And the tool I am sharing is actually currently 15 years old as we got it as a wedding gift 15 years ago.  We use this tool all of the time, that we have talked about investing in a “family” size one, but I still use the 2 person/individual one for our family and it still works fine.

So what is it? Well, you may have guessed by now – a George Foreman Indoor Grill.

I use it a lot to make quesadillas, hot dogs (only real beef, nitrate free as I have issues with hotdogs otherwise), grilled cheese sandwiches… etc. Those are the common things….but a while ago, I shared how I cook bacon now on a George Foreman Grill.

Well, we get salmon on occasion with a really good sale, but it still only means that we only eat it a few times per year.  Even with a sale, it can be expensive. That means, when I cook it, I want to get it RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

I can’t afford make make a mess-up.  The few times I have cooked it, it has been in a butter lemon sauce in the oven in a pan, which still hasn’t been great, but decent.

Well, I was preparing to cook it, when the thought of my George Foreman Grill popped in my mind.  I didn’t have a recipe book, I didn’t have the original book that came with the grill (it’s been 15 years and a few moves), but I thought I would just take a stab in the dark.

Well, I have now done this a few times and it is very hard to mess-up, meaning you can get perfect Blackened Salmon every time!

It is SUPER SIMPLE and SUPER BEAUTIFUL, YUMMY results!

Here’s how to get Perfect Blackened Salmon everytime!

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  • Plug your George Foreman Grill in so that it will warm up for about 10 minutes.
  • Then “dry rub” your Salmon on one side – wait on the other side for just a minute.  Don’t add any oils, butters or other ingredients.  Just your dry rub.  We used a Cajun Seasoning because there are not many things that are better on this earth than Cajun Blackened Salmon. However, a few of our kids can’t handle the “spicy” so for their pieces, we just use garlic salt and lemon pepper = perfection for the non-spicy palette. 

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  • Then place on the grill with the spiced side down.
  • While it is on the grill, before you close it, spice the other side with the dry rub.

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  • Then close it and cook for 5-8 minutes.

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This is about half way through

  • It will cook perfectly, make nice black grill marks and make a Perfect Blackened Salmon the first time.

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  • I remove it off the grill with tongs to keep it all together as I place it on the plate.  It is so perfectly cooked that it will flake apart easily!

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  • YUMMY….. can you smell that?  It is the smell of perfected Salmon with little evidence and sweat!  - ENJOY!

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What else do you cook on the George Foreman Grill?

Now we think that a George Foreman Grill is worth the cost because it has saved us time and money (I totally stink at cooking bacon and this saved the bacon too!) and is so convenient!  I don’t use it as much as my rice cooker or my crockpot, but I do use it often.

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This is the one we have and use for our family (of 7, although I have to cook everything in batches, but it is still only a few minutes) is only $16.88 on Amazon HERE and free shipping with Amazon Prime or a $25 or more order.

In addition, Amazon has the best, consistent prices around, so if you are looking for something bigger or a different type of George Foreman Grill, you can see all the sale prices on George Foreman Grills Amazon here.

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Stock-up Price: Angel Soft Toilet Paper Only .35 each Double Roll (.18 Each Reg. Roll)

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by Cassie on June 6, 2014

YAY! Just in time for TP stock-up at our home.

We have gotten our toilet paper from Amazon for probably at least 2 years now because of the tips and tricks to maximizing Amazon subscribe and save program. If you haven’t read up on how that works and how to save big on non-perishable groceries, personal care and household items, then you can check out the Amazon Subscribe and Save article HERE.

And if you are like us, you might hate buying toilet paper. But, hate the results of not having it even more… it is a convenience that almost all of us are willing to pay for. You have to have it! So hopefully this deal we spotted today while doing our own household shopping, will make it a little less painful!

This deal is a great low price on TP! We honestly don’t care which brand, we just care about which one is a good deal and help our bank account (as long as it does it’s job :)).

So here’s the deal, Amazon has a great deal on Angel Soft 48- Double Roll pack for only $16.80 each double roll when you choose the subscribe and save option in the top right corner of the page and clip the .75 off ecoupon!  This is equivalent to only .18 each roll regular roll, which is a nice stock-up price (our stock up price is .21 each regular roll – and that’s a good deal!)!

This deal is great too because you can shop from home and it will be shipped to you for FREE!

Here’s how to get 48-double rolls Angel Soft Toilet Paper for $16.80 shipped!

  • Head to Amazon HERE to see the Angel Soft 48-double rolls on sale for $21.94
  • Then choose the subscribe and save option in the top right corner to save an additional 5% – 20% (the savings are greater for those customers who have made previous subscribe and save orders) = $17.55 – $20.84
  • Then clip the ecoupon for .75 0ff =  final is $16.80 to $20.09 shipped or as low as .35 each double roll or .18 each regular roll. This is one of the lowest prices we have seen for a while! That’s why we are stocking up!!

Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

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Please note:  the 5% -20% discount is for the Subscribe and Save option.  Amazon states that you can cancel subscribe and save at any time, including right after the order.  So if you do not intend to continue having them automatically delivered, cancel the subscribe and save soon after so you do not forget (wait for your items to ship before canceling as it will cancel your current order)!

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10 Items To Help You Fire Up Your BBQ Grill with Success

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by Cassie on May 21, 2014

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It is BBQ season and that means having good tools to help you make the most of your grilling season.  There are hundreds of grilling tools, but these are popular ones at good prices. They may also make for great Father’s Day gifts!

We’ve listed these 10 popular items and the description from the site to help explain what they are.

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14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set

The Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Grill Set includes all the tools to grill delicious BBQ and look good while doing it. This complete tool set includes the Chef’s Spatula, the Grill Tongs, the Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush, 4 Pairs of corn holders and the Steel Cleaning Brush with replacement head. All 13 items are neatly organized in the attractive aluminum case.

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Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter

This smaller version of original Rapidfire Chimney Starter lights coals in under 15 minutes without using lighter fluid. Place canister with coals on top of Weber Lighter Cubes or crumpled newspaper and light. It’s that easy. Fits perfectly on Smokey Joe and Jumbo Joe charcoal grills.

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Stainless Steel Shish Kebab Set

A great gift. GrillPro’s Stainless Steel Shish Kebab Set is great for any griller. The set includes kebab rack and 6 stainless steel skewers. This shish kebab set also folds for easy storage.

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Brinkmann Rib Rack for Grilling

The Brinkmann Rib Rack is the perfect answer to the grill master who wants to prepare juicy, flavorful ribs in bulk. These porcelain coated steel rib racks are designed to hold 4 racks of ribs at a time so if you have a giant grill surface you can cook up your other food while you prepare your ribs, or it can fit perfectly into an oven or smoker where space is at a premium.

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2-Ounce Stainless-Steel Seasoning Injector with Marinade Needles

This Stainless Steel Seasoning Injector has a 2-oz. Capacity and comes with 2 Stainless Steel Needles: 1 for Liquid Marinaide & 1 for Minced Marinaide.

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Premium Barbecue Heat Resistant Gloves

The glove fabric is made with 2 layers seamless knitted, exterior layer is made of meta & para-aramid (commonly branded as Kevlar & Nomex), inside of glove being comfortable 100% cotton lining to provide extra comfort. The thermal characteristics of the meta-aramid glove enables to handle warm items for a long time, without any risk. The thermal insulation given by the meta & para-aramid fibers slow down the rise of temperature.

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Long Range Wireless Dual 2 Probe BBQ Smoker Meat Thermometer

The Ivation IVA-WLTHERM Smoker Barbecue Thermometer Set has a range of up to 300 ft and can withstand temperatures of up to 716°F! Another great feature is an alert on the receiver that lets you know if you are out of range.

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Non-Stick Wire Quesadilla Basket

Non-Stick Wire Quesadilla Basket Convenient and mess-free, this Non-Stick Wire Quesadilla Basket is perfect addition to grilling kits of all quesadilla lovers. This quesadilla basket offers ease of use as it allows you to flip your quesadilla in one quick turn. Provided with an ergonomically designed, sturdy rosewood handle, this quesadilla basket offers a firm, secure grip to prevent scalds or burns during use.

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Weber Style Barbecue Apron

Delight any outdoor chef or grilling enthusiast with this attractive Weber Style barbecue apron. Made of sturdy cotton with suede look accents, the durable apron protects clothing from spatters and spills while offering any grill-master an easy way to cook in style. The apron features the pockets for convenient storage, an adjustable neck strap and a handy Weber bottle opener that is attached.

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King Kooker 12-Slot Leg and Wing Grill Rack for Poultry

Great for Use in the Oven, Smoker, or on the Grill. King Kooker Multi-Purpose 12 Slot Leg and Wing Rack for Poultry. Excellent way to cook Chicken Legs and Wings to Perfection. Check food for doneness. Serve and Enjoy.

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