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It’s time for spring cleaning!

With warmer weather it’s time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start your spring cleaning. This time of year our homes need more than vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. Now is a great time to organize closets, dust the blinds and clean the garage.

Here are a few ideas to add to your spring cleaning list:

-Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs

-Wash walls, baseboards, and door knobs

-Empty the coat closet

-Clean stove top and oven

-Wash windows and screens

-Touch up the ceiling fans

Make a realistic check list so you can mark off those assignments as they are finished. Choose one room at a time to arrange, deep clean and organize.

Before you start your spring cleaning projects make sure you have all of the supplies:

-Wood Polish

-Glass Cleaner

-Paper Towels

-Dusting Spray

-Boxes/Trash Bags

-Cloths, Micro fiber or dish towels

All of these items can be found at any of our locations and remember to check the weekly ad for additional savings. Get ready to start tackling those cleaning projects you have been putting off during the cold winter days.

Mandarin Orange Balsamic Salad

Quick and refreshing salad filled with freshness, sweetness and crunch.

  • 4-5 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (reserve juice)
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2-3 tablespoons juice from canned mandarin oranges
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Toss together the lettuce greens, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds. Make the salad dressing by mixing juice, mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Whisk well. Pour dressing over salad and enjoy.

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

A berry delicious option for dessert, snack or even breakfast.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raspberry jam, or any other fruit jam you prefer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 8×8 pan with foil. Leave some foil overhanging on all sides. Spray foil with cooking spray. Mix flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt in a bowl.  Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir until combined and dry ingredients are moist. Reserve 1 cup of oat mixture. Pour the rest of mixture into pan. Press down until layer is smoothed onto bottom of pan. Spread jam over the crust and top with reserved oat mixture. Bake for 28-30 minutes. Jam should start to bubble and crumb topping will look slightly golden. Let cool completely on cooling rack. Cut into squares and enjoy!


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 the Ultimate Race Day Experience


Celebrate this summer at the race track. Nothing says summer like sun shining, cars racing and hot dog eating.  Get ready for a chance to experience the race day of a lifetime.

Enter to win the ultimate race day experience with purchase of three or more Smithfield products using your rewards phone number from March 20-April 30,2016. For additional entries visit

One grand prize winner will be selected and awarded a VIP race experience, gift cards for travel and race tickets and a meet and greet. Five first place prizes of Smithfield racing coolers will also be awarded.

Click here to see full promotion terms.

Red Button Vintage Creamery Pies for Pi Day!


Just in time for Pi Day, Utah-based Red Button Vintage Creamery, known for our famous ice cream, has announced we are now making premium pies.

At Red Button Vintage Creamery, creating authentic, traditional desserts is our newest specialty. Our pies have the perfect balance of Grade A fruit, fine flour, creamery butter, all-natural sugar and other quality ingredients from the best sources. Crusts in many of the pies include subtle flavors like almond and vanilla for a unique taste every time. Plus, we intentionally use a slower baking process, including hand-laid lattice tops, to ensure you enjoy a home-style pie straight from your oven.

Red Button Vintage Creamery pies are a whopping 12 inches wide (other pies are typically 9 inches) and weigh four pounds making them perfect for family gatherings. Red Button Vintage Creamery pies will bake perfectly in under an hour. Visit for more information and follow us on Instagram @redbuttoncreamery.

Flavors include:

  • Cherry Almond Pralines Lattice
  • Apple Crumb
  • Peach Blueberry Lattice
  • Dazzleberry Lattice
  • Pineapple Upside Down Lattice
  • Sea Salt Caramel Crumb and Lattice

Win an Oreo Gift Basket!

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Warmer weather is here! Now is the time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors by gathering your family and friends for springtime fun. The perfect pair for this occasion is the delicious sweet treat of Oreo cookies.

Enter for a chance to win an Oreo gift basket! Earn an entry to win with every purchase of two packages of Oreo Cookies on your rewards account. Promotion runs through March 21, 2016. Winners will be notified by phone or email on March 22-23, 2016.

Click here to view full promotion terms and conditions.

You won’t want to miss this Pampers giveaway!

Each time you purchase a Pampers item using your rewards account during the month of March, you’ll be entered to win a $3,000 scholarship and a year of free Pampers diapers! This giveaway is open from March 1-31 to rewards members. Click on the image below for more details on how to enter:


Moms with small babies spend a lot of time changing diapers. Diaper-changing is one of the most fundamental baby-care techniques to master. Try these mom-tested tips to streamline and improve the diapering process.


Preparation makes perfect
Minimize the time your baby will have to be uncomfortable by keeping all the necessary changing goods (diapers, wipes, bags for dirty diapers) close at hand.

Go double duty 
A great trick some moms use to catch any unexpected spillage is to place a clean diaper underneath their baby before removing the dirty one. Any ways to limit the mess are always good to consider.

Chat him up
Tell your baby what you’re doing. Hearing your voice will keep him calm and distract him from what’s happening. Changing time can actually be great bonding time too. Instead of thinking of diaper changes as an unpleasant chore, slow down, take a breath and start a conversation with your baby.

Make it fun
Entertain your baby while putting on a fresh diaper by placing something eye-catching near your changing spot. A colorful toy, or one that sparkles or sings, is a good option.


With these smart strategies in place, you’ll be able to make diaper duty less of a chore and more of a bonding experience for both you and your baby.

Being a parent comes with a lot of joy and fun. It’s wonderful! However, after purchasing diapers, food, toiletries, gear and accessories; your budget may be suffering a bit. That is why we are here to help!

Take advantage of our current Baby Club promotion:


Each time you spend $50 in baby products* with your rewards account in one month, you will instantly save $5. Watch the bottom of your receipt to see when you reach $50. Stop by today and save on your baby’s needs.

*$50 can be spent throughout the month during multiple trips. Excludes baby formula.