Monthly Archives: August 2014

Don’t miss out on your chance to earn money in your digital wallet!

Perks Points for this quarter will expire on September 13th, 2014. Don’t forget to give the cashier your phone number each time you shop to keep your Perks points adding up. Last quarter we gave away $156,432 in wallet credits! On September 16th you will receive an email letting you know what you have earned for this quarter. All guests will receive some great coupons and if you reach at least 600 points you’ll receive an in-store wallet credit too. To see how many points you currently have log on to your Perks account here. You can also see your point balance by looking at the bottom of your receipt the next time you shop.

For those of you who might be new to Perks, here is how the points program works: You earn one point for every dollar spent at our participating stores for 13 weeks. This excludes the purchase of prescriptions, fuel, money orders, stamps and gift cards, etc. After the 13 weeks, points will cash in and reset to zero. You will receive an email letting you know what reward you have earned for the quarter. Every Macey’s Perks guest who has accumulated 600 or more points will receive a wallet credit and all guests will receive coupons. Please note that all wallet credits and coupons will have an expiration date.

  •  1500 or more points earn a $15.00 wallet credit.
  •  1200-1499 points earn a $12.50 wallet credit.
  •  800-1199 points earn a $10.00 wallet credit.
  •  600-799 points earn a $5.00 wallet credit.

Points will start to accumulate for the next quarter on September 15th. So, plus up your Perks points!

Grilled Red Potatoes with Leeks

Aren’t we always looking for the perfect summer side dish for whatever sizzling entree we have planned?  Look no further than this simple recipe for delicious red potatoes with leeks.

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What You Will Need:

  • 1 leek, cut into slices
  • 2 lbs. red potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil (can used garlic flavored olive oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. favorite seasoning blend
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

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What You Do:

  1. Place potatoes and leeks in heavy duty foil (or foil pouch).
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning blend, salt and pepper.
  3. Seal up foil
  4. Place on pre-heated grill for 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

Thanks for stopping by to see what is”fresh” on the block.  We hope you enjoy this delicious side dish!

Augason Farms® Sweet Strawberry Muffins

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Did you know there are lots of great ways to cook with your food storage? Try this delicious recipe using Augason Farms buttermilk pancake mix, whole egg powder and sliced strawberries. 

What You Will Need:

  • 2 ½ cups Augason Farms Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Whole Egg Powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup Augason Farms Sliced Strawberries crushed

 

Muffin Topping:

  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

What You Will Do:

In a large bowl, mix all muffin ingredients together until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Fill muffin liners 2/3 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. While still warm, roll muffin tops in melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Win an Augason Farms or National Geographic Live Prepared 72 Hour Kit

20225-72-hour-1-person-pail_1500xFor every $40 you spend on Augason Farms or National Geographic Live Prepared products from September 1, 2014 to September 15, 2014, you’ll automatically be entered to win a 72 hour kit. At checkout, just make sure to give the cashier your phone number so your Perks account will be entered to win. We have great deals on Augason Farms and National Geographic products in our weekly ad so entering is easy!

If you haven’t signed up for Perks, you can do so by asking any of our friendly employees.

No purchase necessary. To read promotion Terms and Conditions, click here.

The Five “Ws” of Emergency Food Storage

Let’s approach the subject of emergency food storage by asking all the basic questions: Why? Who? What? How? When? and Where?

Okay . . . so that’s five “Ws” and one “H.” But who’s counting?

Why?
Macey’s and Augason Farms knows that in an uncertain world, having an emergency supply of food on hand can be very reassuring. You never know what tomorrow will bring. Daily news reports remind us how misfortunes such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding or even a job loss can strike anyone, anytime. When that happens, food and water can become scarce, or even nonexistent.

Upon listing basic needs, eating and drinking rank at the top. No one wants to go without either for very long. So, buy food and water storage for the same reason you buy insurance: It just makes good sense to be prepared.

Who?
You, of course. Since no one is immune to tragedy, each household should have a reserve supply . . . just in case. Whether you are single or part of a large family, this is good advice.

And we think the “who” you should turn to, the best choice for your storage is Augason Farms, a food storage leader with over 40 years of invaluable experience at producing delicious, long-lasting foods. Whether you’re an old hand at it or a newbie, Augason Farms has already thoughtfully developed and manufactured the products you need.

What?
That’s up to you. Store what you like to eat; eat what you store. Struggling to subsist on unfamiliar food in an already trying crisis can only add to the stress. Eating familiar and preferred foods can have a reassuring effect.

Coincidentally, one of the strengths of Augason Farms products is that they can be used in everyday meal preparation. They’re that good. If the time should ever come when you need to eat exclusively from your stores, there will be little change in your diet.

If you’re on a budget, start by buying only a can or two a week. And when finances permit, add more. Start with perishable substitutes such as milk, butter powder, dried eggs and such. You can use those in your everyday cooking as well as holding them for emergencies.

You’ll find, as well, that Augason Farms is consistently less costly than competitors, saving you money.  Augason Farms also offers frequent promotions with additional discount pricing at participating Associated Food Stores.

How?
There are two valid approaches to storing food: “do it yourself” or “buy it.” If you prefer the first, Augason Farms offers dozens of useful and delightful things you can’t make for yourself—things like powdered butter or dried egg mix. Or if you prefer the second method, there are complete kits and packs that make storing effortless. This means your emergency food will be ready when you need it, without the hassles of canning and the need for constant rotation.

Either way, Augason Farms has just the things you will need. Dehydrated or freeze dried foods have the longest shelf life—up to 30 years in some cases. And taste is never an issue with Augason Farms. As mentioned before, they have a long reputation for delicious, wholesome food.

When?
There’s no time like the present. Decide how many people will be using the storage and for how long, then buy accordingly. For example, Augason Farms offers a 12-day food supply pail that makes a perfect 4-person, 72-hour grab ‘n’ go kit.

If your budget will allow, get a large, prepackaged kit or pack that fits your needs. If there are budgetary constraints, start modestly with enough food for a few days or weeks. In fact, Augason Farms has packs and pails that are tailor made for more modest budgets. Add when you can. But keep that ball rolling. Make a plan and stick with it.

Where?
There are two answers to that question. First, store food anywhere you might be. At home would be the first place. That’s where you would want an ample supply, sufficient for a prolonged event. Consider laying in supplies in the other venues in your life: a cabin, boat or even your car. Lives have been saved because someone thought to put a 72-hour or grab ‘n’ go survival kit where it was later needed.

Second, finding the right place to store your emergency food supply should be easy, though it requires some thought and research. A cool place, away from sunlight is best. Since space is at a premium in most homes, you may have to get creative. Some use the space under beds; others in closets. Still others set aside space in a shed, garage or a basement.

In fine, no one should be without some emergency food storage. And the very best comes from Augason Farms. They offer delicious peace of mind. Look for their fine products in the food storage aisle of your local Macey’s. Be wise. Start today.

Macey’s Food Storage Club

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Join the Macey’s Food Storage club today and start receiving exclusive savings, tips and tricks each month.

To sign up, follow these steps:
1. Click here
2. Log into your Macey’s Perks account
3. Select Update Interests
4. Select the box next to Food Storage Club and select save

Be sure to watch for your first food storage club email.

Happy Shopping and Happy Saving!

Lasagna on a Budget

Everyone loves a good classic, and everyone loves a good classic that is easy on the budget.  Lasagna is a feel-good classic that doesn’t need to be time consuming or expensive to make.  Check out this recipe for the timeless classic your family loves at price your budget will love even more.

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What You Will Need:

  • 1 lb. cooked ground beef, drained (can add 1 tsp. Italian seasonings)
  • 1 – 29 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 – 16 oz. carton of cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 9 wide lasagna noodles, cooked

 

What You Do:

  1. Mix ground beef and tomato sauce together in a bowl. 
  2. Stir egg into cottage cheese in small bowl.
  3. Place 3 noodles in the bottom of a 9×13” dish. 
  4. Spread a 1/3 of the meat sauce on the noodles, 
  5. Spread a 1/3 of the cottage cheese on the meat sauce, 
  6. Top cottage cheese with 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. 
  7. Repeat layering process two more times. 
  8. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese starts to golden.

 

Freezer Tip! Before baking, cover top and place in freezer to enjoy later. When frozen, bake 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until cheese starts to golden.

Thanks for spending time on the Macey’s blog.  We hope you and your family enjoy this classic meal while sticking to your budget.  Happy Shopping!