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Making the Switch to Macey’s Perks

Plus to Perks. Get your questions answered!

Macey’s is coming to Holladay! We’re excited to announce our Holladay location will officially become a Macey’s on October 16th. 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 Holladay. 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 the Macey’s Holladay location 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. Each quarter those points are converted to a wallet credit. The next quarter ends on December 10th. That will be the last day to earn points and all wallet credits will be issued on December 11th. Your wallet credit will be good for 14 days.  In addition to points, you will receive exclusive offers loaded to your Perks account and 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.

Can I have my points and wallet credits moved back my PLUS account? Yes, if you would like to move your points and/or wallet credits back to Fresh Market email perks@afstores.com with the request.

Loaded Southwest Veggie Pizza

Full Circle’s perfect pizza solution for all your tailgating parties.

  • 1 (14 to 16 oz.) package refrigerated or frozen pizza dough
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Full Circle Organic Black Beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Full Circle Organic Corn, drained
  • 1 large avocado, halved, peeled, diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded, diced
  • ½ cup chopped Full Circle Organic Red Onion
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced Full Circle Organic Green Onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped, fresh Full Circle Cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Full Circle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Full Circle Organic Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Full Circle Sea Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground Full Circle Organic Pepper
  • ½ cup Full Circle Organic Ranch Dressing

1. Thaw pizza dough if necessary.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2.Grease a large sheet pan and pat out dough into a large ¼-inch thick rectangle.  Prick dough evenly with a fork, sprinkle with cheese and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

3.Meanwhile combine beans, corn, avocado, tomato, red onion, green onion, cilantro and jalapeno in a medium bowl.

4.Combine lime juice, oil, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl, drizzle over vegetables and toss gently to coat.

5.Spread desired amount of vegetables* over cooled crust and drizzle with ranch dressing.

6 servings.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

*Extra vegetable mixture may be served with tortilla chips.

Healthy Food Sampling at Macey’s Tooele

Saturday, October 14th Live Fit Tooele will be sampling local apples with Tajin seasoning. Stop by the Tooele Macey’s between 10:00 am and noon to try these delicious seasonal apples. This is part of Live Fit Tooele’s regular healthy food sampling program that occurs the second Saturday of each month. Click here  to learn more about Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department, and their future events.

Augason Farms October Newsletter

It’s time for our bi-annual conference sale and, once again, we’re excited to bring you big savings on Augason Farms emergency food storage products throughout the month of October. Wondering how you can take advantage of this year’s conference sale? Here are a few ideas:

Replenish your emergency food supply. If you’re like most of us, you dip in to your food storage on occasion for everyday use. The conference sale is a good time to take a quick inventory of your food supply and make a list of items you’re running low on (or that you wish you would have had at your fingertips throughout the year).

Start building your emergency stock pile. On average it can take up to 72 hours, or more, for rescue and disaster response units to reach you during a serious crisis situation. If you’re new to emergency preparedness, jump start your emergency stockpile by investing in one Augason Farms 72 Hour Emergency Food Supply Pail per family member. You’ll feel secure knowing that food is there if (or when) the time comes.

Ensure your college student is prepared. This is a frequently overlooked aspect of emergency preparedness. Students can be confined to their campus dorm or apartment during ice storms, windstorms or power outages. Make sure they have plenty of food. The Augason Farms Pantry Pack 7-Day Tote is a great solution because it includes easy-to-prepare instant meals that can be tucked away under most beds.

Prepare beyond your home. Where do you and your family spend significant stretches of time? Perhaps your office, boat, cabin or RV? It’s a good idea to store a couple of Augason Farms 72-Hour Emergency Food Supply Pails in any of these locations. Your office, especially, is a good place to keep a dozen or so Augason Farms Pantry Packs. These are instant, easy-to-prepare meals that are perfect in an emergency and double as a quick meal when you can’t escape for lunch.

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping. This year consider giving an invaluable gift: peace of mind. While peace of mind is not something you can attach a bow to, it’s something that will stay with the recipient well beyond the holiday and, in fact, for years to come. Augason Farms frequently hears stories from customers who received emergency food supplies for Christmas. Their resounding message? It’s one of the most thoughtful gifts they’ve ever received.

So what’s on sale this month? Here’s a short list:

  • 72-Hour Emergency Food Supply Pails

Choose from 72 Hour 4-Person or 72 Hour 1-Person Emergency Food Supply Pails.

  • Long-Term Food Storage Products, big savings across the board

Choose from 29 products including 50 lb. bulk bags, 25 lb. bulk pails, #10 cans and more.

  • Funeral Potatoes, just $3.99 per bag

Makes a 9×13 pan of Utah’s infamous Funeral Potatoes.

  • Organic Soups, buy 2 for $7

Choose from 6 delicious and easy-to-prepare flavors.

  • Pantry Packs, choose any 3 for $10

Choose from 11 instant food varieties. (Last chance to buy, no longer available after sale.)

  • 7-Day Pantry Pack Tote, only $39.99

Includes 11 instant food varieties, 16 pouches total. (Last chance to buy, no longer available after sale.)

Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

Five Tips for Fall Fresh Decor

The leaves are changing and the autumn cool breeze is here to stay. It is definitely time for fall décor. There is nothing more appealing than using fall fresh elements to cozy up your home, especially when it comes to decorating your porch or entryway. Your front porch is the first thing that welcomes you and your family home so you want to make sure it is visually appealing and inviting.

We have put together five fall porch décor tips to make your decorating festive, fresh and fun!

  1. Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins- You can never have too many pumpkins adorning your porch. There are so many varieties to use to draw everyone’s attention to your front door. Have fun with the assorted colors, shapes and sizes. Try stacking them, piling a bunch in a basket or creating a pumpkin pathway leading straight to your door. You will find so many choices at our stores. Click here to see the many varieties we carry.
  2. Mum’s the word- We won’t be silent about the love we have for mums in the fall! Using fresh flowers like mums in your fall décor is always a hit. There are so many options when decorating with mums. The array of petal colors are perfect to balance out your porch. They help add height and dimension. Play around with placing the mums in different baskets to enhance your design style. Terra cotta pots, metal pots and wood barrels are just a few great ideas.
  3. Hay isn’t just for horses- Nope it’s for your porch too! Using hay in your porch décor is not only visually appealing but can also serve as seating. Throw a fall blanket and a few pumpkins around the edge and you have yourself a fall festive bench perfect for evening chats and cider sipping.
  4. Corn is a-MAIZE-ing- Cornstalks are great for framing out your porch. Placing two on each side of your door, window or porch columns can help draw attention to where you are wanting focus. Bundle them together with jute, twine or a pop of color fall ribbon.
  5. Lastly, have fun with it- Simple fall décor full of pumpkins, hay and corn is always great but venture out a bit and try new things. Want some different colors? Paint a pumpkin or use fun colored baskets. The most important part about decorating your porch is to express yourself so your family, neighbors and friends know the mood, feeling and fun they will have when they walk through your front door.

Five Tips for Fall Fresh Decor

The leaves are changing and the autumn cool breeze is here to stay. It is definitely time for fall décor. There is nothing more appealing than using fall fresh elements to cozy up your home, especially when it comes to decorating your porch or entryway. Your front porch is the first thing that welcomes you and your family home so you want to make sure it is visually appealing and inviting.

We have put together five fall porch décor tips to make your decorating festive, fresh and fun!

  1. Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins- You can never have too many pumpkins adorning your porch. There are so many varieties to use to draw everyone’s attention to your front door. Have fun with the assorted colors, shapes and sizes. Try stacking them, piling a bunch in a basket or creating a pumpkin pathway leading straight to your door. You will find so many choices at our stores. Click here to see the many varieties we carry.
  2. Mum’s the word- We won’t be silent about the love we have for mums in the fall! Using fresh flowers like mums in your fall décor is always a hit. There are so many options when decorating with mums. The array of petal colors are perfect to balance out your porch. They help add height and dimension. Play around with placing the mums in different baskets to enhance your design style. Terra cotta pots, metal pots and wood barrels are just a few great ideas.
  3. Hay isn’t just for horses- Nope it’s for your porch too! Using hay in your porch décor is not only visually appealing but can also serve as seating. Throw a fall blanket and a few pumpkins around the edge and you have yourself a fall festive bench perfect for evening chats and cider sipping.
  4. Corn is a-MAIZE-ing- Cornstalks are great for framing out your porch. Placing two on each side of your door, window or porch columns can help draw attention to where you are wanting focus. Bundle them together with jute, twine or a pop of color fall ribbon.
  5. Lastly, have fun with it- Simple fall décor full of pumpkins, hay and corn is always great but venture out a bit and try new things. Want some different colors? Paint a pumpkin or use fun colored baskets. The most important part about decorating your porch is to express yourself so your family, neighbors and friends know the mood, feeling and fun they will have when they walk through your front door.

Ultimate Fall Pumpkin & Squash Guide

It is officially fall which means it is pumpkin & squash season. There are so many varieties to choose from and they each serve different purposes with baking, carving or décor. We have put together the ultimate pumpkin and squash guide to help you know what pumpkin or squash will work best for your fall festivities.

Apple Gourds This unique gourd has a nearly perfect apple shape. They are most often used in crafts and fall displays and can be painted red or made into birdhouses.
Mini Pumpkin The apprentice mini pumpkin is not quite a full-sized pumpkin which makes it great for the crafters and school classrooms.
Australian Blue Squash   Australian Blue Squash is a great treat from regular green and yellow squashes. This squash is quite large with a grayish blue, almost forest green exterior. The interior is a bright and tender orange, pumpkin tasting flesh.
Australian Green Squash   The Australian Green Squash is dark green with light colored dots. It also has small patches and faint stripes. The flesh is tender and delicious so perfect for baking.
Big Mac Big Mac pumpkins are extremely large, weighing anywhere between fifty and two hundred pounds. Big Mac pumpkins are not often used for cooking or baking due to their size the flesh becomes dry and fibrous. Most commonly the Big Mac pumpkin is used as a carving pumpkin.
Birdhouse Gourds   Birdhouse or bottle gourds are one of the thick-skinned gourds that are mainly used for crafts or decoration. Gourd birdhouses are attractive to many species of birds including wrens, chickadees, swallows, bluebirds, titmice, and nuthatches.
Blue Pumpkin Blue pumpkins aren’t sad. They’re supposed to be blue. These pumpkins are great for decorative usage and can be carved into blue Jack-O-Lanterns. They can also be used for baking; just peel and cut into pieces before baking.
Cinderella Pumpkins Cinderella Pumpkins feature an exotic blue color and an almost square appearance with deep ribbing. The inside has a deep orange, sweet flesh that can be used for pies, soup, and gourmet culinary delights.
Corn Stalks Dried Corn stalks are the perfect fall decorations. They are great for displaying on your porch with pumpkins and gourds.
Cushaw Squash The green-striped cushaw is technically a winter squash though it also produces a spring harvest. It has a tender, pale orange or yellow flesh and is most often pureed and used for baking. It has a very mild flavor that can be overpowered if not careful.
Jack-be-little Pumpkin These pumpkins can be orange or white, and are great for kids. Use them to decorate or they can be baked. Roasting with a little brown sugar, cinnamon and butter is a popular form of preparing these little gems.
Knucklehead Pumpkin   Knucklehead pumpkins are bright to deep orange in color and covered in varying amounts of warts, scabs or bumps. As the pumpkin matures the skin and warts will change from a dark green to completely orange although some warts will may display slight scabbing or green coloring. Similar to other varieties of pumpkins, Knuckleheads, have a hard, vertically ridged, thick rind and have many culinary and decorative uses.
Local Pumpkins   These pumpkins are perfect for carving a scary Jack-O-Lantern.
One Too Many Squash This well named, unique variety has pale red veins which become a darker red with time, giving it an unusual and attractive bloodshot-eye appearance. They are great for decorative use, carving, or making tasty pumpkin pies.
Ornamental Gourds Ornamental gourds are decorative on their own as natural birdhouses or in craft projects. The oddly-shaped colorful gourds often seen in autumn decorations and can be dried and saved for future years.
Sweet Lightning Pumpkin This unique white ornamental mini pumpkin feautures orange or green stripes.  These little treasures are fun to decorate with and great for kids.
Red Warty Thing Squash   Aptly named, this Red Warty Thing looks like an overgrown ornamental gourd. But don’t be fooled by its peculiar looks; not only is it a super fall decoration, the stringless, fine-grained flesh is of excellent eating quality.
Swan Gourds This gourd is dark green with cream flecks and is shaped just like a swan with a long, elegant neck. With their graceful form and alluring color, they are naturally ornamental and most often used as décor.
Turk Turban Squash   These come in bizarre shapes with extravagant coloration that vary from bright orange, to green or white. It has golden-yellow flesh and its taste is reminiscent to hazelnut. It is popular for centerpieces but can be sliced and hollowed to be filled with soup.
Uncle Fester Squash   This pink to orange Pumpkin has markings that grow to look like peanuts. You may not want to take it out to the ball park, but it will fit in nicely when decorating for fall. It can also be used for baking, just peel and cut it into pieces before baking.
White Ghost Pumpkin This pumpkin has a white skin and white flesh. It’s not good for eating, but perfect for a Jack-O-Lantern.

 

Celebrate Kong’s 5th Birthday!

Its Kong’s birthday, time to celebrate!!

Come celebrate Kong’s birthday at Macey’s from September 20-23. There will be fun activities daily, birthday cake samples and a Kong Kone eating contest.

Schedule

Saturday, September 23

  • 11:00-noon: Enjoy Kong birthday cake samples.
  • 2:00 pm: Kong Kone eating contest in the deli-win free Kong Kones for a year!

September 20-23

  • Doughnut walks at 3:00, 5:00 and 6:00 pm.
  • Kong stickers and coloring pages for kids.

We hope to see you there!

Macey’s Opens New Store in Murray

We’re so excited to announce the opening of our newest (and lucky 13th) Macey’s in Murray! This store is different than any other Macey’s with a variety of new offerings like an in-store restaurant and Wells Fargo along with Macey’s classics like the Kong Kone, Macey’s Anywhere online shopping, and tons of local products.

We’re going to start the weekend early with festivities kicking off on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at our 10 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. Following that, we’ll have samples, a trivia contest, and nutrition walks with our dietician nutritionist Ron Beckstrom. These walks will show you where to find the better-for-you and specialty items for any diet.

Saturday is the real party starting with our farmers market at 7 a.m. We’ll also have a cinnamon roll walk, trivia contest, samples, face painting, and a meet and greet with Kong and his princess and pirate friends. We’ll also have great deals and of course a Kong Kone eating contest! Check out the full list of activities and times below. We can’t wait to see you there!