Whistler Soda Launch Party!


We first wrote about Minnesota made Whistler Soda, about a year ago when they had an open house in Forest Lake.  Whistler Soda now has a new home, located in Spring Lake Park, at the Blue Sun Soda Shop.  To celebrate the move, they are hosting a Whistler Soda Launch Party.  It takes place this Saturday, January 14th from 10-8pm.

Come Celebrate Whistler Sodas new home!
See a 1952 Dixie Bottling machine in action making Minnesota’s ONLY returnable bottle soda!
All Day long we will have:
– Free Whistler Soda Tastings. 40 Flavors!
– Tour the OPERATING Bottling Line and learn about making soda.
– Free Pinball
– Free Popcorn
– Bottle for a Buck! Whistler Soda discounted to just 99 cents a bottle Saturday ONLY. No limit on how many you can grab. (Deposit on bottle still applies)
– AND Only $20 a full case!(24 bottles) Mix and match all the flavors you want!
– Billy The Soda Jerk will be here

Saturday at the Soda Factory


Walmart Online Grocery Pickup – Saving Time in the Twin Cities Area


Its here! Walmart Online Grocery Pickup is now available in multiple locations in the Twin Cities Metro. This holiday season, when we all can use some extra time in our busy schedules, you can cross spending time grocery shopping off the list!


Walmart Online Grocery Pickup is a new way to shop for groceries. You simply order your groceries online using your computer or smartphone, select a pickup time, arrive at the store, and a Walmart associate brings your groceries to your car and loads them up for you. And to top it off,  the service is completely FREE! There are no service fees or price mark-ups, so we get the same Every Day Low Prices we find in Walmart stores. Locally, you can pick up your Walmart Online Grocery order in Maple Grove, Elk River, Monticello, Cottage Grove, Shakopee, Oak Park Heights or Hastings.


Here’s exactly how Walmart Online Grocery Pickup works:

I used the Walmart Online Grocery Pickup service for the first time last week and it was so easy! I ordered my groceries from my desktop at Walmart Online Grocery, but you can also order right from your smartphone (more about that later). I was happy to see how easy it was to find everything I wanted. For most of my groceries I just entered a search term like “cream cheese” or “spinach” and all the related options came up for me to make my choices. I was also able to do some browsing. I knew I wanted to find some type of frozen meal because things have been super hectic here recently, so I clicked on “Shop by Department” to select “Frozen” and then “Frozen Meals”. I could then browse through everything available. I appreciated that I could click through on each item to get more details before making my choices. I also like that I can choose from departments throughout the store including dairy, produce, deli, meat, bakery and more.


Once I had all my groceries selected I just had to pay and select when and where I wanted to pick up my order. Pick-up times are available in one hour time slots starting the day after you’re placing your order.


Then I was all done until the next day but I decided I would download the Walmart Grocery app (available for iPhone and Android). Once downloading I realized we can also order our groceries right from the app itself.


The next day I received an email that my order was ready for pick-up at the Elk River store. When I was ready to go pick it up, I checked in via the app to let the store know I was on my way. The app told the store how far away I was, letting the pick-up associate know to have my order ready. (If you don’t want to use the app, you can call when you’re on the way for your pick-up.)


Once I got to the store it was easy to find the pick-up location by following the orange signs in the parking lot. I pulled into a waiting spot and waited a few minutes for an associate to come out with my order and load the whole thing into my car. I didn’t even have to step out into the cold, which is a BIG plus during a Minnesota December!


The associate who helped me, Sarah, was SO nice and even showed me the bananas she chose for me to make sure they were the ripeness I preferred. She got it perfectly with nice yellow bananas with just a bit of green at the stems. I was impressed at how much care she obviously puts into selecting the very best items.


From start to finish the Walmart Online Grocery Pickup experience was smooth sailing and a huge timesaver. While I like the service simply because it saves time I know others who like the service for other reasons. I have a friend who suffers from anxiety and grocery shopping causes her a lot of stress. With grocery pick-up she can avoid that entirely. For elderly or disabled shoppers, the pick-up option lets them get everything they need without having to make their way through the store. For mom’s with little ones they don’t have to wrangle their kids while trying to get the shopping done. I think I could go on and on!

Check out Walmart Online Grocery Pickup and let us know what you’ll be doing with YOUR extra time!


FREE + FOOD + FUN = FARM FEST at Valley Natural Foods


FREE + FOOD + FUN = FARM FEST at Valley Natural Foods this coming Saturday, September 17th from 12-3. Located in the parking lot of Valley Natural Foods in Burnsville. It will take place rain or shine.  Activities for kids, free food sampling, music and more.


FREE Food – A record number of local companies are attending this year, which means there will be plenty of delicious food to try!* See below for the list of participating local producers and what they’ll be sampling.

FREE Essential Oil Samples.

FREE Inflatable Kayak Giveaway For One Lucky Winner. Visit Board of Directors Table to Enter Drawing.

FREE For the Kids – Face Painting, Food Stamping Art, Lawn Bowling and Bean Bag Toss.

FREE Goodie Bag to First 100 In-Store Purchases of $75.

FREE Compostable Bracelets from Dakota County Master Recycler/Composters.



Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store

Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

Photo from Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store FB page

Just recently we were heading west on a road trip.   Our journey took us past the Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, so we had to stop.  The huge yellow building just beckons people to stop.  They’ve added on to the already giant place, since our last visit, hard to imagine it could be any bigger than it was previously.   If you’ve never been, it’s certainly a place to add to your bucket list of destinations.  Yes, worth it for a day trip, or even to go a little out of the way if you are sort of near it.  The amazing part of this place,  was the customer service.  No I am not getting paid to say that.  Between the three of us, I think we talked to at least four of the employees.  Asking them where different candies and snacks were, or if they even had them.  All of the employees were amazing and either knew exactly where it was, or to tell us they usually had it, but were currently out.  Very friendly and didn’t just stare at us and say “I don’t know”.  I have to say, I was very impressed, and proud that this place is in MN.

Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

To be honest, we did not load up on a bunch of candy.  We were heading out of state for a few days, so we each bought some of our favorite soda (pop). They have shelves and shelves filled with bottles of the stuff.  We love their beef jerky and it’s in a cooler up near the front of the store, it comes in the perfect size to share.  The fresh kettle corn was also one of our snacks we chose, another great thing to share along the way.  I’m pretty sure I will be finding kettle corn hidden in nooks and crannies of the car for a while, but soooo delicious!.   Yes we each chose some candy as well, carefully seeking out things we don’t find elsewhere.

Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

Old Time Candy Site Wide Sale! Save 10% On These Great Candy Items

Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Baking Sale

Lunds Byerlys Baking Sale

I always wait for this sale to come back every fall. It’s the Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Baking Sale! It’s the perfect time to stock up for holiday baking. All of these deals are available with an additional $10 purchase. You can also get their weekly deal with that $10 purchase, which this week is a bag of Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips for 99¢ – the Chipotle Ranch flavor is so good! (Grab that weekly coupon HERE.)

You can see the full list of this week’s deals here.

Baking Sale Lunds Byerlys

FREE Organic Bananas at Lunds and Byerly’s Plus Soup Deals

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This week, you can get a FREE pound of organic bananas with a $10 purchase at Lunds or Byerly’s. You can print the coupon HERE or show it to the cashier on your smartphone. For your $10 purchase, you might want to check out their soup deals this week. Progresso Heart Healthy and Light Soups are on sale 8 for $10 and Lunds & Byerlys Frozen Soups (which are REALLY good) are 5 for $10.

Lunds and Byerly’s 99¢ Baking Sale Returns!

Lunds Holiday Baking Sale Just the other day I was wondering when this sale would be back at Lunds and Byerly’s again. I always wait for their 99¢ Baking Sale to stock up! All of these deals are available with an additional $10 purchase. You can also get their weekly deal with that $10 purchase, which this week is a bag of Tostitos for 99¢. (Grab that weekly coupon HERE.) Also, be sure you are signed up for their text offers to get another weekly deal. (Sorry – don’t have my phone on me to see what this week’s is – It will be a surprise for you!) Then starting on December 12th, they will be having 12 Days of Savings with a different deal each day for twelve days. You can see the full list of deals here. Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 11.52.42 AM

FREE Pound of Vine-On Tomatoes with $10 Lunds or Byerly’s Purchase

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Head to Lunds or Byerly’s this week for a fresh and juicy freebie offer. Get a pound of vine-on tomatoes for FREE when you make a $10 purchase or more at Lunds or Byerly’s and present this printable coupon.  Expires 8/20/14.

They also have lots of other produce deals this week on sweet corn, blueberries, dark red cherries, peaches and more.

Save on Your Memorial Day BBQ with Digital Coupons on Your My Cub Rewards Card

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Have you started saving on your groceries by loading digital coupons on your My Cub Rewards Card yet?  Last month I shared how easy it is to save with these My Cub Rewards digital coupons.   Whether you’re already a pro at using the digital coupons or if you’re just going to be using them for the first time, there are lots of  great savings on items perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend barbecues!

BUT, if you don’t already have a My Cub Rewards card, the first step is to sign up in store or online.  (If you sign up in the store they will give you a physical card on the spot.  If you sign up online, you can print a temporary card to tide you over until your physical card arrives in the mail in approximately 4-6 weeks.)

Then, check out a few of this week’s deals:


 Get Oscar Mayer Meat or Turkey Wieners 2 for $3.  (Savings of up to $1.49 each.)

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 Get up to 4 pounds of Mustard Potato Salad from the deli at $1.69 per pound. (Savings up to $1.30 per pound)


Get Kraft American Singles 2 for $4 (Savings up to $2.79 each)

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Get a 48 qt Coleman Cooler for only $19.99 (Savings up to $10)

These are only a few of the digital coupons available this week.  If you are feeding a crowd and don’t want to cook, there are deli coupons for party size packages of chicken or sub sandwiches.  They also have lots of other BBQ party essentials like Country Time Lemonade Mix, Hellman’s OR Kraft Mayo, Iced Tea Mix, No Name Steaks and Chicken Breast, and lots more.

Do you need some ideas of what to cook up with all these ingredients you’re saving on at Cub?  Here are lots of ideas!



Ready to prepare for the weekend?  Just grab your My Cub Rewards card (or sign up for a new one) and head on over to Cub.com to start loading your digital coupons today!

Get Digital Coupons on Your My Cub Rewards Card

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Digital Coupons Cub Rewards Card

We all like easy ways to save more money, right?  While saving money is worth putting in some extra effort, the easy ways to save are ones that you just can’t pass up.  We don’t want to leave that money sitting on the table!  Cub Foods, our favorite local grocery store, has just added on another way to save on your groceries with the My Cub Rewards Card by loading it up with digital coupons!!

If you shop at Cub, you probably already have a My Cub Rewards card that you use to participate in the Fuel Rewards program.  If you already have a My Cub Rewards card you’re all set to go for digital coupons too.  If you don’t already have a My Cub Rewards card, you can sign up in store or online.  If you sign up in the store they will give you a physical card on the spot.  If you sign up online, you can print a temporary card to tide you over until your physical card arrives in the mail in approximately 4-6 weeks.

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The next step of adding coupons to your card is super easy.  You just visit Cub.com, log into your rewards account and add coupons from the weekly ad, coupon book or the coupon section of the site.  At the store you just have your card scanned at the register and your coupon savings are applied to your order.  There’s no clipping or snipping coupons – just savings!

You can check out your shopping list on the site to see all the coupons you have saved to your card and keep an eye on their expiration dates.  See the shopping list either online at Cub.com or using the Cub mobile app.  The app is available to download for free from the Android MarketAmazon App Store or the Apple App Store



Sound good?  Just grab your My Cub Rewards card (or sign up for a new one) and head on over to Cub.com to start loading your digital coupons today!