Vitamin Shoppe National Share the Health Day 8/16

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Here’s another free event for you guys this weekend:

THE VITAMIN SHOPPE ENCOURAGES CUSTOMERS TO “SHARE THE HEALTH” IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON AUGUST 16

Health and Wellness Retailer Offers Free Product Samples and Festivities for Customers Across the Country

North Bergen, NJ (August 12, 2014) – The Vitamin Shoppe® will host its latest “Share the Health” Expo this Saturday, August 16, in more than 600 stores nationwide from 11am – 2pm (local time). As part of this event, each store will offer its own specialized festivities, such as free product samples and consultations with local wellness partners. Health Enthusiasts, who strive to be the most knowledgeable associates in the industry, will also be on-hand to help answer any product-related questions. This marks the 9th Share the Health Expo hosted by the Vitamin Shoppe since 2012.

During the Share the Health Expo, the first 50 shoppers at each location will be treated to a complimentary gift bag full of samples of a number of health and wellness products from popular brands, such as Coromega®, Nature’s Way®, NeoCellTM and more.*

“Part of our mission is to ensure our customers have a personalized shopping experience to fit their health and wellness needs, which includes providing them with the knowledge they need to pursue their goals,” said Doug Henson, Senior Vice President Retail, the Vitamin Shoppe. “During our Share the Health Expo, we are proud to make it even easier for customers to explore the variety of products we offer and learn how to easily incorporate them into their everyday lives.”

The Vitamin Shoppe stores will host wellness partners from their communities throughout the day, ranging from local gyms and spas to chiropractors and product representatives. For information on the specific wellness partners attending “Share the Health,” customers are encouraged to contact their local store.

*While supplies last. Samples will vary be region/store location.

Back to school fairs next week — Comment if you know of more!

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I got a flyer about a back to school fair in my area, and Jewel also announced a WGN-TV Kids Fair in this week’s ad, so thought it would be helpful to post these here and see if you guys know of others in your own areas.

Villa Park Odeum back to school fair (sponsored by Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet)

When and where:

  • Villa Park Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park, IL
  • Wed. August 6
  • 11AM-6PM

Info you need to bring:

  • Proof of income (pay stubs, tax return, public aid card, or cash income verification such as a written letter from employer, note from caseworker, recent bank statements).
  • Proof of address in DuPage county (photo ID, driver’s license, State ID — AND a recent utility bill or lease).
  • Identification for children: Birth certificate or medical card.

Services provided:

  • Medical
  • Dental/Vision
  • Child ID cards
  • Employment
  • Financial info
  • Legal counseling
  • Blood drive
  • More

They’ll have:

  • Free books & food
  • Free children’s haircuts
  • Face painting & games
  • Raffle prizes

WGN-TV Back to School Kids Fair — Also Shop & Drop at Jewel starting 7/30 and donate school supplies in store

*** See full info on this event here ***

  • Text FAIR to 97999 to get a Kids Fair reminder sent to your phone.

When and where:

  • WGN-TV Studios, 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago
  • Friday August 8, 6-9 AM
  • Public transportation is recommended; parking is severely limited.

Entertainment, school supplies, immunizations, vision screenings, dental checks, free haircuts, and more.

*** See full info on this event here ***

Free children’s health screenings at Sam’s Club

Where and when:

  • Where: All Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy
  • When: Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Here’s the full press release:

Sam’s Club® Promotes Back-to-School Safety During Free Children’s Health Screenings

In-club screenings available to members and open to the public Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, ARK., (July 30, 2014) – Back-to-school brings shopping for clothes, buying school supplies and securing updated health information for children, but why not also use this time to take a few simple steps to help ensure their safety? Fingerprints and DNA samples have become the standard tools for personal identification and can be useful for parents should they ever be needed, which is why Sam’s Club is offering DNA testing and fingerprint kits as part of their annual free children’s health screenings on Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The screenings, which combine health and child safety information, are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (596 locations). The free event includes a take-home DNA kit that provides instructions on storing a saliva sample to help find children in the event they are ever lost to which only a parent/guardian has access and a child safety ID kit with a fingerprint form and instructions on storing personal information.

The screening tests are valued at up to $1501 and also include:

  • Blood pressure
  • BMI (body mass index)
  • Vision Screenings

“As a parent, you never want to think about needing information like fingerprints and DNA samples, but these items could prove critical should the need for them ever arise,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “This free event for our members and the public helps give parents a way to combine shopping for back-to-school with capturing potentially life-saving information.”

In addition to monthly health screenings, Sam’s Club pharmacies provide savings and preventive care to each community it serves, such as year-round immunizations for adults ages 18 and above. Licensed pharmacists can administer walk-in flu shots and nine other important immunizations recommended to help protect against serious diseases like pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. Sam’s Club also offers $4/$10 generic prescription prices to the public, and Sam’s Plus and Sam’s Business members receive an additional 8 percent savings on name-brand prescriptions, 40 percent savings on generics not part of the $4/$10 generic prescription program, and access to more savings through the Extra Value Drug Program, featuring 10 to 30 percent savings on select name-brand and generic prescriptions. Restrictions may apply.

Information about Sam’s Club health and wellness offerings can be found at SamsClub.com and in the Sam’s Club exclusive bi-monthly wellness magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, which reaches approximately eight million members.

About Sam’s Club®

Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 635 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

1 Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (596 locations). Membership not required. All tests are performed by licensed professionals.

Home Run Inn Dock Sale tomorrow!

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Home Run Inn is having a Dock Sale! Well, two, actually, but one is tomorrow: Friday August 1 and Friday Sept. 26, 1:00-5:00 PM.

  • All sales are full cases (12) of the same flavor pizza.
  • 6″ Ultra Thin Thrift Pizzas, $20.00.
  • 6″ Classic Thrift Pizzas, $25.00.
  • 12″ Ultra Thin Thrift Pizzas, $35.00.
  • 12″ Classic Thrift Pizzas, $50.00.
  • 12″ Bulk Pack Pizzas, $70.00.

This is at the HRI HQ at 1300 Internationale Parkway in Woodridge, IL. Questions, 630-783-9696. Cash only. Details here.

I’m not sure I’d drive too far out of my way for these prices, but if you are in the area…

Remember to come to the Stockpile Swap tomorrow!

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Tomorrow 7/12/14, be sure to come on out and join the Stockpile Swap with Mashup Mom and deranged.me! We’ll be at the Lisle Public Library, IL on Saturday July 12 2014 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Stop on in any time — all are welcome, and no registration is required.

Bring your unneeded stockpile items to share, and bring home new stockpile items from others. Did you end up with extra probiotics, but need low-dose aspirin? Do you have a glut of baby food, but need pet food? Do you have too much peanut butter, but need some soup? Bring your extras, and benefit from others’ extras!

Very simple rules

  • This is a free for all — items will be set out for anyone to take.
  • Please bring something if you’re planning to take something.
  • Be considerate, so that everyone gets a chance to leave with something new.
  • If you have a lot of stockpile items, feel free to leave them in your car, bring in representative samples, and talk with others about what you have to swap — don’t hurt yourself, lol.
  • No selling. No money can change hands at this event; bring items with the understanding that you’re giving them away to others.

If you’re looking for something in particular (baby items, cereal, dog food, what have you) feel free to comment here or on the Coupon Trading Facebook group. If you have extras of something in particular, feel free comment with what you might be bringing to share. Swap at your own risk; neither the library, Mashup Mom, nor deranged.me can be liable for how stockpile items have been stored, expiration dates, etc.

Any leftover stockpile items at the end of the event will be donated to the Lisle Township Food Pantry, which serves residents of Lisle and unincorporated parts of Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge.

Reminder — Stockpile Swap this Saturday!

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This Saturday! Remember to come on out and join us at our next Stockpile Swap, sponsored by Mashup Mom and deranged.me! We’ll be at the Lisle Public Library, IL on Saturday July 12 2014 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Stop on in any time — all are welcome, and no registration is required.

Bring your unneeded stockpile items to share, and bring home new stockpile items from others. Did you end up with extra probiotics, but need low-dose aspirin? Do you have a glut of baby food, but need pet food? Do you have too much peanut butter, but need some soup? Bring your extras, and benefit from others’ extras!

Very simple rules

  • This is a free for all — items will be set out for anyone to take.
  • Please bring something if you’re planning to take something.
  • Be considerate, so that everyone gets a chance to leave with something new.
  • If you have a lot of stockpile items, feel free to leave them in your car, bring in representative samples, and talk with others about what you have to swap — don’t hurt yourself, lol.
  • No selling. No money can change hands at this event; bring items with the understanding that you’re giving them away to others.

If you’re looking for something in particular (baby items, cereal, dog food, what have you) feel free to comment here or on the Coupon Trading Facebook group. If you have extras of something in particular, feel free comment with what you might be bringing to share. Swap at your own risk; neither the library, Mashup Mom, nor deranged.me can be liable for how stockpile items have been stored, expiration dates, etc.

Any leftover stockpile items at the end of the event will be donated to the Lisle Township Food Pantry, which serves residents of Lisle and unincorporated parts of Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge.

Stockpile Swap Saturday July 12

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Come on out and join us at our next Stockpile Swap, sponsored by Mashup Mom and deranged.me! We’ll be at the Lisle Public Library, IL on Saturday July 12 2014 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Stop on in any time — all are welcome, and no registration is required.

Bring your unneeded stockpile items to share, and bring home new stockpile items from others. Did you end up with extra probiotics, but need low-dose aspirin? Do you have a glut of baby food, but need pet food? Do you have too much peanut butter, but need some soup? Bring your extras, and benefit from others’ extras!

Very simple rules

  • This is a free for all — items will be set out for anyone to take.
  • Please bring something if you’re planning to take something.
  • Be considerate, so that everyone gets a chance to leave with something new.
  • If you have a lot of stockpile items, feel free leave them in your car, bring in representative samples, and talk with others about what you have to swap — don’t hurt yourself, lol.
  • No selling. No money can change hands at this event; bring items with the understanding that you’re giving them away to others.

If you’re looking for something in particular (baby items, cereal, dog food, what have you) feel free to comment here or on the Coupon Trading Facebook group. If you have extras of something in particular, feel free comment with what you might be bringing to share. Swap at your own risk; neither the library, Mashup Mom, nor deranged.me can be liable for how stockpile items have been stored, expiration dates, etc.

Any leftover stockpile items at the end of the event will be donated to the Lisle Township Food Pantry, which serves residents of Lisle and unincorporated parts of Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge.

Piggly Wiggly Gluten Free Show (Milwaukee) July 12

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Mark your calendars — Piggly Wiggly will be holding its first gluten free show at their Bay View Store location (123 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee) from 10AM-2PM on July 12, 2014. Customers will be able to speak with registered dietitian Tatiana Castellino, receive free samples and coupons, and speak with vendors.

Steak & Shake tomorrow — half price shakes + Guinness attempt

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Want something fun to do with the kids tomorrow? Check this one out:

Steak ‘n Shake Celebrates 80th Birthday with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Attempt, New Birthday Cake Milk Shake

Join the Record Attempt and enjoy half-price Birthday Cake Milk Shakes

Why: To celebrate 80 glorious years of Steakburgers and hand-dipped milk shakes, Steak ‘n Shake is inviting America to a birthday party for the record books. Americans from coast to coast are invited to gather at their local Steak ‘n Shake to help achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the “Largest Birthday Sing-Along” and partake in the limited-time Birthday Cake Milk Shake.

You are invited to gather at your local Steak ‘n Shake locations for the first-of-its-kind record attempt, which will involve more than 20,000 participants.

Guests who participate will not only hold a place in Steak ‘n Shake history books, but also get to enjoy half-price Birthday Cake Milk Shakes during the attempt.

Where: All Steak ‘n Shake locations

When: 12 p.m. CT / 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 7

For a complete list of Steak ‘n Shake locations in your area, visit www.steaknshake.com or www.facebook.com/steaknshake.

Free men’s health screenings at Sam’s Club June 14

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Sam’s Club is offering free men’s health screenings on Saturday June 14 — see press release below:

Sam’s Club® Celebrates Men’s Health Month by Offering Free Health Screenings

In-club screenings available to members and open to the public

Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, ARK., (June 2, 2014) – June is a time when we celebrate the men in our lives with Father’s Day. June is also Men’s Health Month, offering families an important opportunity to help a man they love take charge of his health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease are among the top health risks for adult males in the U.S.; however, a few simple lifestyle changes can help prevent these serious health issues.1 Sam’s Club is dedicating its free health screening event on Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to helping more men learn about risk factors and how to stay healthy.

The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (590 locations). The free health screening event features tests valued at up to $150, including2:

  • PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test for men 40 and over – This test is used to screen men for prostate cancer by checking the blood level of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate gland
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI (body mass index)
  • Total cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Risk Ratio
  • Vision Screenings/Testing

“Men’s Health Month is a great reminder of the unique health risks men face,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “The free health screenings at Sam’s Club make it easy for men and their families to be proactive in learning about their health. It’s a tool everyone should take advantage of as a way to gather information that can benefit them for years to come.”

In addition to monthly health screenings, Sam’s Club pharmacies provide savings and preventive care to each community it serves, such as year-round immunizations for adults ages 18 and above. Licensed pharmacists can administer walk-in flu shots and nine other important immunizations recommended to help protect against serious diseases like pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. Sam’s Club also offers $4/$10 generic prescription prices to the public, and Sam’s Plus and Sam’s Business members receive an additional 8 percent savings on name-brand prescriptions, 40 percent savings on generics not part of the $4/$10 generic prescription program, and access to more savings through the Extra Value Drug Program, featuring 10 to 30 percent savings on select name-brand and generic prescriptions. Restrictions may apply.

Information about Sam’s Club health and wellness offerings can be found at SamsClub.com and in the Sam’s Club exclusive bi-monthly wellness magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, which reaches approximately eight million members.

About Sam’s Club®

Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 635 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

1 The Mayo Clinic. Men’s health: Prevent the top threats. August 17, 2013. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/mens-health/in-depth/mens-health/art-20047764.

2 Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (590 locations). Membership not required. All tests are performed by licensed professionals.