Posts tagged as:


Accidents happen -- and with 5 kids, they happen a lot around here. So it's great to know that there's a new product from Stainmaster on the market that makes removing stains from my carpets and rugs easier. In fact, not only does it clean the stains, but it also repels dirt to protect against resoiling!

I was really excited to try the Stainmaster Carpet Stain Remover because I have some pretty tough stains on the carpet in my office right now. My girls like to craft in there, and one of them made quite the mess while making Duck Tape bows. When I peeled the extra bits of Duck Tape off the floor, they left a sticky residue that eventually turned into a muddy stain. I had high hopes that this Stainmaster product would restore my carpet, and sure enough, it did! Take a look...

You can pick up Stainmaster Carpet Care products exclusively at Meijer in three formulations: Carpet Stain Remover, Pet Stain Remover, and Rug Stain Remover. Priced at $5.49 (plus there's a $0.50 off mPerks coupon right now), it's an economical way to help keep your carpet looking its best.

Sponsored by Meijer, all opinions are my own. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram to see more of what you can expect to find in stores.

{ 1 comment }

If you're a Meijer shopper, chance are you're already a big of the mPerks program! On the off chance that you're not familiar with mPerks, it's Meijer's free digital savings program, and it's one of my personal favorite savings tools when I shop there. I don't always clip and print coupons before I shop these days, but I always make sure to scroll through all of the mPerks offers before I checkout!

In a testament to mPerks' popularity, Meijer just announced that shoppers have saved over $100 million dollars using mPerks offers this year. Pretty amazing, huh?!

No longer limited to just coupons, mPerks has grown into a "multifaceted rewards program" -- and it's turning 5 this week! Which means even more savings are in store for Meijer shoppers.

You might have noticed that I've been sharing some FREE after mPerks offers daily, and that willl continue through the end of the week. These offers must be clipped the day they're released, and the coupons will expire Saturday, 8/29.

So far this week, we've seen FREE Kraft Mayo, FREE BIC Cristal Pens, and today's offer is a FREE justWink Card -- with more to come. Plus you'll find an additional 70+ special coupons (over $275 in savings!) within the mPerks mobile app worth $5 off, 5% off, or buy 4 get one free!

Using the mPerks mobile app is easier than ever, thanks to the following features:

  • Browse sale items and create shopping lists
  • Personalize settings to automatically receive and clip offers based on spending habits.
  • Search and find products on a store map
  • Earn total purchase savings from Personalized Rewards programs
  • Use barcode scanning without entering mPerks ID and PIN at checkout
  • Link credit cards to speed up your mPerks checkout process

And Meijer has really gone out of their way to make utilizing the app while shopping convenient for us! When my Meijer was first built, my husband and I used to joke about it being the dead zone... As soon as you entered the front doors, you couldn't get a cell phone signal worth anything. So when they recently added free wifi for Meijer guests, it made my shopping trips a heck of a lot easier!

Download the mPerks mobile app today to start saving on your next shopping trip! And don't forget to clip your FREE justWink card coupon...

I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Meijer on an ongoing monthly feature to help you save more! Follow them on Twitter and Instagram to see more of what you can expect to find in stores.


Meijer 10 for $10 Sale This Week {Get the 11th FREE!}

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 13, 2015 · 0 comments

The Meijer 10 for $10 sales are always my favorite. Participating items are all priced at $1 (obviously), but then you get the 11th item for FREE! And the best part is you can mix and match various participating items -- buying 10 of any one things to get the promotion is totally uncessary (unless you need that much).

We eat a LOT of salads in the summertime, so one of our favorite participating items is the Dole Salad Blends. Regularly priced at $2.79 per bag, this sale makes them just $0.90 each! This includes the baby spinach that we like to freeze for smoothies.

Dole Salad Blends (5-12 oz. pkg.), $1.00
Mix or match 10, get the 11th FREE

$0.90 after sale promotion!

The 10 for $10 sale is also a great time to stock up on Meijer brand frozen veggies. Did you know that frozen vegetables are often even more nutritious than fresh? Especially in the wintertime when fresh veggies travel long distances to your local store, frozen veggies are tops because they're typically processed and packaged within hours of being harvested.

Select varieties Meijer brand veggies and Green Giant boxed veggies are participating in this sale.

Meijer Vegetables (10-16 oz.) and Green Giant Boxed Vegetables (7-10 oz.), $1.00
Mix or match 10, get the 11th FREE

$0.90 after sale promotion!

More of My Fave Meijer 10 for $10 Items With Coupons

Larabar (single bars), $1
Mix or match 10, get the 11th FREE

$0.40/1 Larabar, Uber, or ALT Bar or Renola Pouch Printable
$0.40 ea. after coupon and sale promotion!

General Mills Chex Mix (8.75 oz.), $1
Mix or match 10, get the 11th FREE

$0.50/2 Chex Mix, Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, Chex Mix Popped, Chex Mix Xtreme Printable
$0.65 ea. after coupon and sale promotion!

Dole Canned Pineapple (20 oz.), Mandarin Oranges (15 oz.) or Tropical Fruit Salad (15.25 oz.), $1
Mix or match 10, get the 11th FREE

$0.40/1 Dole Canned Fruit printable
$0.50/2 Dole Canned Pineapple printable
As low as $0.50 ea. after coupon and sale promotion!

Bush's Best Beans (15-16 oz.), $1
Mix or match 10, get the 11th FREE

$0.50/1 Bush's Beans (Ibotta Deposit)
$0.40 ea. after Ibotta deposit and sale promotion!

My Fave Meijer 10 for $10 Items Without Coupons (all $0.90 w/sale promotion)

  • Coke, 7-Up, Pepsi or Meijer Soda (2-liter)
  • Gatorade (32 oz.)
  • Del Monte Canned Vegetables (14.5-15.25 oz.)
  • Meijer Sour Cream (16 oz.)
  • Meijer Bread, Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns
  • Meijer Tomato Juice (46 oz.)
  • Meijer Premium Chunk White Chicken (5 oz.)
  • Meijer Pretzels (9-15 oz.)
  • Various Travel or Trial Size Products

Plus don't miss this great deal on Meijer brand milk!

Meijer Gallon Milk $2.49
$0.20/1 One Gallon White Milk, any brand (Ibotta Deposit) [1-gal.]
$2.29 after Ibotta deposit!

Note that these Meijer prices are valid in the Central Ohio area through Saturday, July 18, 2015.

What 10 for $10 deals will you be picking up at Meijer this week?

I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Meijer on an ongoing monthly feature to help you save more! Follow them on Twitter and Instagram to see more of what you can expect to find in stores.


How will you treat yourself as temperatures soar in July? Meijer has you covered with a wide variety of ice cream products to satisfy not only YOUR tastes, but all the different tastes in your family, as well! And let me tell you, that's no easy feat in my household...

Whether you crave a chocolaty caramel indulgence, while others hunger for a refreshing strawberry fruit bar, or your family prefers to go the plain vanilla route with plenty of toppings to dress it up, Meijer and Unilever brand ice creams products have you covered all summer long!

And even better, Meijer and Unilever have teamed up to present the Ice Cream Summer Sweepstakes with $20,000 in Meijer gift cards up for grabs -- WOW!!!

Win a $100 Meijer gift card!

That's right, you can win FREE ice cream for the summer (a $100 value in Meijer gift cards) with easy text message entry! Simply text code ICECREAM to 634537 to enter for a chance to win. Limit one (1) text entry per person per day. Complete details here:

  • Participating brands: Breyers, Breyers Gelato, Magnum, Good Humor, Popsicle, Ben & Jerry’s and Klondike.
  • Prize: Free Ice Cream for the summer, a $100 value in Meijer gift cards.
  • Odds of winning: Each week Meijer will randomly select 50 winners.
  • Enter through: 11:59pm ET on 8/1/15.

What's your favorite ice cream indulgence? Anything with chocolate is tops in my book!

Disclosure: Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own.


Tips for Entertaining Guests Outdoors on a Budget

by Tara Kuczykowski on June 17, 2015 · 2 comments

If you follow my other blog, you already know that I'm over-the-moon excited at the prospect of having a new deck and patio added to our backyard very soon! I was really hoping that the project would be complete before our annual 4th of July gathering, but alas, the rainy, wet weather has put a damper on those wishes. So in the meantime, I've been shopping for some lovely and durable dinnerware and serving pieces to use when entertaining guests.

Because custom additions to the plans, like an attached bar, shady pergola and stone seat walls bumped us right up against the limits of our budget for the project, I've tried very hard to keep my other spending in check. Especially since we still need to find the perfect top for our bar, since it wasn't included in the estimate. (Anyone know of a good resource for granite in the Columbus, Ohio area?)

So when I spied these colorful melamine serving pieces and coordinating plastic plates at Meijer marked at 25% off their already low prices, I knew I had to snag them now! The round serving tray is easily my favorite piece and was a total steal at just $12.99. Not just for serving, I love to use serving trays to corral like items together, creating an eye-catching snack area.

And when the unexpected rain shower passes through, they make it easy to dash inside with several items at a time. How do I know? Because I totally had to do this while shooting the images for this post, lol!

The wet, muggy weather has also brought out a plethora of icky insects. I already bought all of the supplies to make some of these gorgeous wine bottle tiki torches -- I just need to finish off a few more bottles of wine! (Woe is me, right?)

But these Tiki citronella wax candles should do the trick nicely for the moment, so I can enjoy a glass of bug-free wine. Added bonus -- the color coordinates perfectly with the serving pieces.

Outdoor entertaining on a budget doesn't mean you have to resort to chips and pretzels to feed your guests. I quickly pulled together this slightly more elegant and upscale spread from produce and pantry staple items that I always keep on hand -- pistachios, roasted almonds, snacking tomatoes and kalamata olives.

If you have a little more time to spare, I highly recommend toasting a batch of these smoky spiced almonds. Guests always rave about them!

A platter of cheese and crackers rounds everything out nicely. If you haven't taken the time to peruse Meijer's cheese offerings lately, you're missing out! They have an amazing selection of cheeses, one of my favorites being this yummy Brie with herbs. A little goes a long way, making this $5.99 well spent.

These peach Moscato wine slushies pair with everything nicely -- and they're perfect for last minute entertaining. Make up the frozen wine slush mix ahead of time, and store it in the freezer for easy adult beverages any time. Simply blend with a little more Moscato, garnish and serve when guests arrive!

By the way, would you believe that the wine glasses in the photo above are acrylic?! My husband totally thought they were glass until he picked one up. Another score at Meijer, I picked up a 4-pack of these babies for just $7.99. You can bet I'm heading back ASAP to grab a couple more sets!

What are your favorite tips for entertaining guests outdoors on a budget?

I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Meijer on an ongoing monthly feature to help you save more! Follow them on Twitter and Instagram to see more of what you can expect to find in stores.