Monthly Archives: February 2018

It’s time for MDA Shamrocks!

For hundreds of children in Utah battling Muscular Dystrophy, MDA summer camp is their favorite week of the year. During the week at Camp K, these kids get to swim, ride horses, complete ropes courses, and so many other activities all without limits! We are pleased to partner with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Utah to help send children to summer camp through our annual Shamrock fundraiser. From February 19-March 17 you can purchase a $1 or $5 shamrock during checkout. Last year we were able to help supplement the cost of camp for more than 35 children thanks to your generosity. We can’t wait to help even more campers this year!

Macey’s Wins Big at NGA Creative Choice Awards

Macey’s received top honors from the grocery industry this week. The Utah-owned grocery store was recognized with two National Grocers Association Creative Choice Awards at the association’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Macey’s was awarded the Best Connections Through TV Radio award for the Macey’s Moments commercial as well as top honors in the Grand Opening or Remodel category for Macey’s Murray which opened last August.

“It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers and the industry for the work we’re doing to create unique shopping experiences in our stores,” said Jason Sokol, director of marketing for Associated Food Stores, which owns the store. “We are thrilled by these recognitions and so proud of our teams for making the Macey’s Murray grand opening program so successful.”

The Creative Choice Awards honors and recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry. Awards are presented during the annual NGA conference in Las Vegas Nevada February 11-14, 2018 and include a panel with the winners to discuss their entries, methods, and successes with the winning programs.

Plus to Perks

Plus to Perks. Get your questions answered!

Our Fresh Market Spanish Fork Store is consolidating with our sister store, the Macey’s in Spanish Fork. To help make the transition easy for you, we’ve moved all your points, wallet credits, and coupons from your PLUS account to a Macey’s Perks account. The programs work the same and you will be able to continue to use the same phone number for your account.

We know you may have some questions about this change. Check out the FAQ below. If you have any additional questions, If you have any additional questions visit the customer service booth or our website http://maceys.com/perks

Macey’s Perks FAQ

Do I still have a PLUS account? Yes, if you visit any of our other Fresh Market, Dan’s, Dick’s Market or Lin’s you will still have a PLUS account to earn points and wallet credits.

What if I already have a Macey’s Perks account? If you were already a Macey’s shopper and had a Perks account, your PLUS points and wallet balances will be moved and combined with your existing Perks account. Your preferred store will be changed to Macey’s Spanish Fork. If you want to change this you can login to your Perks account on Macey’s website, http://maceys.com/perks and click on the “Account” tab.

Will I need to create a new user name and password to access digital coupons? Yes, for Macey’s Perks you will access your account at http://maceys.com/perks and need to setup a new user name and password. This will give you access to your Perks points balance, wallet credit, and digital coupons. You can also view all of the offers we have already loaded to your account.

What are the benefits of the Perks program? You get the same great benefits of the PLUS program with your Perks account. You earn 1 point for every $1 spent in the store. You can also earn 50 points for every prescription. Each quarter those points are converted to a wallet credit. The next quarter ends on June 9, 2018. That will be the last day to earn points and all wallet credits will be issued on June 10, 2018. Your wallet credit will be good for 14 days.

At the Spanish Fork location, we also offer a fuel rewards program. If you would prefer to receive fuel discounts instead of a wallet credit please visit the service desk at the store and ask for a fuel card. Each time you shop, provide your fuel card or phone number at the lane. You will then earn one point for every $1.00 you spend on groceries. You can also earn 50 points for every prescription. For every $100 you spend you will earn a 10¢ fuel discount. To learn more about the fuel rewards program visit: maceys.com/fuel.

In addition to points, you will receive exclusive offers loaded to your Perks account and access to hundreds of digital coupons.

Will I receive emails from Macey’s? Yes, now that you have a Macey’s Perks account you will receive weekly emails from maceys@accelimail.com. These emails contain upcoming promotions, weekly ads, and giveaways.

Valentine’s Day Cookies

The sweetest day of the year is almost year! Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without some kind of treat. This year we propose you bring your family and friends together for some Valentine’s Day fun, laughter and sweets. Decorating cookies is tradition for many holidays. Add Valentine’s Day to that list.

There are so many fun things you can do with valentine cookies. First off, there are many options of fun cookie cutters like hearts, lips, X’s, O’s, arrows and more. Try out some different shapes with your cookies. Even if you only have a circle cookie cutter you can let your creativity shine with sprinkles and frosting.  There are so many options of sprinkles now a days from basic dots to larger bold shapes.  With your frosting try some festive shades. You can go simple and spread the frosting on each cookie or you can try some piping techniques.

We have found so many great valentine cookies ideas and have put them all into one place! Click here to check out our Pinterest board. 

And if you are in a time crunch stop in to your local Macey’s and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies! We have everything you need for a valentine cookie sweet treat.

Happy decorating!

Last Minute Valentines for Everyone You Love!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Everyone has their own way to spread love on Valentine’s Day. Some prefer flowers and chocolates while others prefer balloons and a stuffed animal. All of these are great ways to celebrate your valentine but nothing says “I love you” like something simple like homemade cards, treats, meals and more. Show everyone on your love list that you care and make your life a little easier with these last minute valentines ideas.

For your significant other

  • Make their favorite dinner for them.
  • Grab some 3×5 cards and make a quick and easy coupon book.
  • Box of chocolate and love notes-Get a box of chocolates and replace some of the chocolates with little notes of love and appreciation.
  • Send them texts of love throughout the day to show you are thinking of them.

For your family

  • Send your family valentines card whether they live down the street or across the country.
  • Give them a call on Valentine’s Day and just say “I love you.”
  • If you live close to your family surprise them with a box of goodies on their porch.
  • Valentine’s dinner is saved for your significant other and kids but why not take your sister/brother/mom/dad out for Valentine’s lunch.

For your kids

  • Deliver their favorite candy or treat to their school-SURPRISE VALENTINE!
  • Make a heart filled breakfast for them.
  • Decorate the house with hearts filled with reasons why you love them.
  • Make Valentine’s night a family night-make dinner together, make a fort in the family room and watch their favorite movie.
  • Follow the kiss scavenger hunt-Have your kids follow clues and kisses around the house that leads to a basket of Valentine goodies.

For your best friend

  • Send them flowers or treats to their workplace.
  • Have a Galentine’s party with all your best girl friends.
  • Give them a gift card so they can pamper themselves.
  • Plan a spa day-get a manicure and pedicure.

For your co-workers

  • Bring a sweet treat to spread the love to the whole office.
  • Decorate the office to get everyone in the Valentine’s spirit.

 

 

 

Shrimp Scampi

Quick, easy and full of flavor-this meal is sure to please.

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb. frozen shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 8 oz. pasta- angel hair, linguine or spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Melt butter in large skilled over medium heat. Place shrimp, garlic salt and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally. Cook until shrimp turns pink. Add juice of lemon and chicken broth. Let simmer. Stir in parsley and cheese. Add noodles to skillet and toss. Enjoy!

 

Macey’s Spotlight: Naomi Whitehorse

With experience in multiple departments, Naomi Whitehorse is always eager to help guests at Macey’s in Sandy. She currently works in the produce department, but has gotten to know guests as a cashier and in the deli over the last year and a half. No matter what department she’s working in, she has loved every minute of working at Macey’s.

“I love working at Macey’s because I get to help guests find great products,” Naomi said. “Helping people is what I’m all about.”

Interacting with store visitors and providing product suggestions is Naomi’s favorite part of her job. She is committed to helping shoppers find the items they need, promoting healthy lifestyles with excellent produce, and making their day a little better by being happy and helpful.

Interacting with guests goes beyond simply telling them where products are. Naomi says she likes to get to know the frequent guests and has built friendships with many of them. These relationships motivate her to be better at her job and help more people.

While the guests may be her favorite part of her job, she loves the Macey’s team in every department. “I’ve had a chance to get to know everyone in the store from the bakery to the front end to the grocery team. My coworkers are really fun and outgoing and that makes me enjoy my job even more.”

“Naomi has a great attitude every day! She is fantastic with guests and always gets them what they need or finds someone that can assist them so they are pleased and happy. She embodies the Happy Shopping experience and helps build morale in the store,” said Gary Carter, Naomi’s store director.

Favorite Macey’s Item: Kong Korn. “It’s a staple in my house and my mom’s house! It’s at every party and event we host because we love it so much. We’re from Arizona and we always bring it with us when we visit family there. They can’t get enough.”

Tip for Shopping at Macey’s: “Grab an ad and check for deals, download digital coupons, and never skip the Treasure Aisle.”

Win Team USA Prizes with Nabisco!

The team that snacks together wins together! Enjoy watching all the can’t miss moments during the Olympics with Nabisco cookies and crackers.

Enter to win Team USA prizes when you purchase TWO packages of Nabisco cookies and crackers (7 oz. or larger) with your rewards accounts. Earn entries February 5th through March 2nd.

Winners will be selected and notified by March 9, 2018. Click here for full terms and no purchase necessary entry.

Win Team USA prizes with Nabisco!

The team that snacks together wins together! Enjoy watching all the can’t miss moments during the Olympics with Nabisco cookies and crackers.

Enter to win Team USA prizes when you purchase TWO packages of Nabisco cookies and crackers (7 oz. or larger) with your rewards accounts. Earn entries February 5th through March 2nd.

Winners will be selected and notified by March 9, 2018. Click here for full terms and no purchase necessary entry.

Try this Pork Loin from Smithfield

Rewards Members save $1 on Smithfield fresh pork now until February 13th. Perfect for the big game or planning for Valentines Day.

Save and serve this yummy pork loin!

Ancho Cherry Pork Loin

2 lbs. Smithfield® Boneless Pork Loin

2 (10-oz.) jars cherry preserves

2 cups dry red wine

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2 tbs. molasses

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. ground ancho chile powder

 

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place pork in shallow pan; season with salt and pepper. Roast for approximately 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 150°F.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together cherry preserves, wine, vinegar, molasses, garlic and ancho chile in medium saucepan; season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce temperature to simmer. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes or until slightly reduced and thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. During last 10 minutes of pork cooking, generously brush ancho cherry sauce onto pork, reserving some sauce for serving.
  4. Remove pork from oven, let rest about 10 minutes. Brush more sauce on pork; carve pork into slices. Serve with remaining sauce.

Makes: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

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