Remember that the new ad will start tomorrow so you can go ahead and get your list ready.
I got an email from Publix with a heads up on an upcoming recipe contest! I thought I would pass it along because the prizes are really big! I don't know about you guys but I certainly could use some big Publix gift cards to supplement my grocery budget! Heck...the grand prize would COVER my budget for the year!!
All you have to do is come up with a great chicken recipe. Here are the details -
Share your best chicken recipe in the Aprons® Simple Meals Share Your Creation Recipe Contest for a chance to win up to $5,000! The Grand Prize winner will also have their recipe featured as a 2016 Aprons® Simple Meal in Publix stores, on our website, and on recipe cards!
Your entry must:
1. Be a meal solution with an entrée and one side dish, or a one-pot meal
2. Use at least 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cutlets, or fillets
3. Use no more than 12 ingredients total
4. Take no more than 45 minutes to prepare and cook
Check out the prizes -
The entry period is September 24th through October 14th so you have time to put your thinking cap on and do some practicing. I am going to see what I can come up with. Maybe all the winners will be I Heart Publix readers...I'd love to have that happen!!
Go throw your aprons on and get creative...shoot me pictures of your creations if you get bored. You know I love to look at food pics!!
You guys know I pack lots of lunchboxes each week for my boys. It can get tough coming up with options to put in each week. It can be tempting to reach for those not so healthy options on busy mornings. I try to keep them down to a minimum as much as possible. I know my boys need good fuel to keep those noggins ready to learn each day!
Produce for Kids has a campaign running right now that is encouraging families to Pack a Healthier Lunchbox. They are trying to get 1000 pledges by Friday and offering up some nice little incentives for your pledge.
Head over and take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge to pack a healthier lunchbox for the 2015 school year! You could win an iPad and iPad mini to help in recipe planning, just by taking the pledge.
PLUS...each pledge $1 means will be donated to Feeding America® food banks.
Now... I know you guys like those coupons so if the chance to win and iPad and the donation isn't enough enticement...once you take the pledge, it looks like we should see some coupons hit our inbox soon too! The message on the site says "...keep an eye on your inbox for coupons from our partners and fun printable lunchbox notes!"
So...take the pledge and let's see if we can get them to that 10K mark. Be sure to share this post with your friends or use the share buttons on the site. Your pledge gives to Feeding America and you get coupons to boot. It's a win/win!
Select blood drive locations are offering a $10 Publix gift card when you donate! Head over to the oneblood.org site to see a list of participating locations and make an appointment.
According to the site, donations drop during the summer months but the need doesn't! This is a great way to give and get a nice little perk in return.
Thanks to Amy at Who Said Nothing in Life is Free
You can now view the Publix Health & Beauty Advantage Buy flyer over on Publix.com. The great thing is that you'll also be able to print the coupons - which is sure to make planning your trip a bit easier. I know I have forgotten to grab that flyer before so this way you can print your coupons and be ready to go.
Simply go to Publix.com and click to view the Weekly ad. Then just look below the ad to see the other options and click the "Extra Savings: Non-Foods" flyer image and you'll be able to view all the deals and even print the coupons.
I am hoping that we will see the Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer online this weekend as well...fingers crossed!
Are you guys happy to finally see these available online?
Just leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox before the time of your normal mail delivery. Your letter carrier will collect the donation and deliver it to a food bank or food pantry in your local community.
Just make sure the food is non-perishable, in non-breakable containers and have it ready and at your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives. Super easy and a great way to help out in your community!
Thanks to Kristin for the reminder!
If you are shopping at Publix on Saturday you might want to stop by and do a little sampling of their the Cinco de Mayo offerings.
On Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, they'll be serving up some delicious samples including a tasty recipe of Buff-a-Enchiladas. Go hungry and grab some samples and some recipe ideas.
Why shouldn't those frigid aisles of food get some attention every now and again? I mean there are so many wonderful options that most of us couldn't live without. Think about the convenience that those frozen foods offer. I look to my freezer on a daily basis when I am preparing meals for my crew. Whether it's waffles for breakfast, a quick and ready meal for myself at lunch or a healthy side dish as part of dinner, the freezer is a necessity. Heck, I love it so much that I have my regular freezer plus a huge upright freezer too!
The freezer aisle comprises thousands of delicious foods ranging from nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables to decadent ice creams and novelties. Besides the convenience factor, there's the great taste and of course the value that you get when you shop the frozen aisle.
Head over to the Forkful page and check out the article 5 Surprising Facts About Frozen Meals. I think it will help you'll realize why that frozen aisle deserves to be celebrated!
While you are taking advantage of those deals to stock your freezer, remember the Frozen Rewards Club will help you stock your freezer and earn a Publix gift card to boot. Might as well celebrate and save at the same time!
This post is brought to you by the folks at Forkful.com. All comments and opinions are my own!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to enjoy the day with friends and family. Hopefully you all get a few minutes to relax...that's what I am hoping for--tee hee!
Remember, Publix is closed today (11/27) but will be open on Friday. Be sure to check out the upcoming deals and get your list ready.