Zaycon Bacon — say it three times fast, because it’s going going gone

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Zaycon Foods is now Zaycon Fresh, and Zaycon bacon is coming in June. Events are starting to sell out, so get in on your hickory smoked medium sliced bacon at $3.49/lb — it’s really good, guys. Chicken is coming up in July at $1.69/lb for boneless skinless, and you can place your orders for that now as well.

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Fresh,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

  • You get 36 lbs of bacon at $3.49 a pound = $125.64 + low food tax.
  • You get 40 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast at $1.69/lb = $67.60 + low food tax.
  • You get 40 lbs of 93/7 ground beef at $4.49/lb = $179.60 + low food tax.
  • … and more — they also have chicken strips, patio steaks, and pork sausage links events coming up at select locations.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Pickup locations in the Chicagoland area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Joliet, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, DeKalb, Kankakee, Rochelle, Rockford, Franklin WI, Milwaukee WI.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these events are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon Fresh site for specific pickup locations and times for these events.

Zaycon + Chicken Soup for the Soul — Buffalo BBQ Chicken Recipe + giveaway

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Chicken Soup for the Soul and Zaycon Foods provided me with complimentary products. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Check this out: Zaycon Fresh has teamed up with Chicken Soup for the Soul, partnering in offering more varieties of fresh and wholesome food outside of traditional retail channels. They sent over some of their products so that I could check them out and review for you guys, and they worked great together in this easy family-friendly recipe. Slow cooking the chicken in broth before shredding made it super flavorful and moist, and the Buffalo BBQ sauce turned out to be only mildly spicy, which made Mr. 8’s day.

Easy Peasy Crock Pot Buffalo BBQ Chicken Recipe

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No lie, guys: I made this super easy four ingredient recipe twice over the past week, since all the boys in this house liked it so much. And, since it uses exactly half a bottle of Chicken Soup for the Soul Buffalo BBQ sauce and half the box of broth, there’s no waste if you either double the recipe or make it twice. Perfect! (Plus, both the broth and the sauce are gluten free, dairy free, meaning that Junior High Guy could enjoy his on a gluten free bun or lettuce wrap.)

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Ingredients

1.75-2 lbs Zaycon boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tsp minced garlic
16 oz (two cups) Chicken Soup for the Soul reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup Chicken Soup for the Soul Buffalo BBQ sauce

Directions

Add chicken, garlic, and broth to your slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken to a separate large bowl and shred. Discard broth, then add shredded chicken back to the slow cooker. Stir in Buffalo BBQ sauce and cook on low another 20-30 minutes until heated through. Serve wrapped in lettuce or on a bun!

Seriously, they devoured this

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Dinner for all the boys — Crock Pot Buffalo BBQ Chicken was a little carb-y for MashupDad, but he muscled through a heaping lettuce wrap all the same. (And the BBQ sauce has no HFCS, by the way, for those of you sticking with real sugar varieties!) This recipe even inspired Junior High Guy to show us how he can cross… just one eye. How we got there, I don’t know, but a super easy weeknight family dinner for all. Good food = good conversation, and easy dinners = happy Mom.

Want more?

If you’re inspired by my recipe above, find more Chicken Soup for the Soul recipes here.

On to the giveaway

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What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a Chicken Soup for the Soul chicken broth and Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade.

How do you enter?

  • Required entry: Just comment here and let us know what you’d make with Zaycon chicken and/or Chicken Soup for the Soul products!
  • BONUS entry: Sign up for the Chicken Soup for the Soul daily newsletter, then come back here and comment affirming you have done so.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Only comment a maximum of twice on this post; your comment enters you in the giveaway. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 4/20/15. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Zaycon + Chicken Soup…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Chicken Soup for the Soul. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 4/21/15. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to email notification; if no reply is received, a runner up will be selected. Mashup Mom is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize. We reserve the right to cancel this promotion at any time or to substitute a prize of equal value.

Zaycon Fresh — Chicken, Ground Beef, Bacon events are open!

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Zaycon Foods is now Zaycon Fresh, and they have new ordering events leading all the way up to the best one: Boneless skinless chicken breast in July! (Back down to $1.69/lb this time, y’all… so plan ahead and start making room in your freezer.)

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Fresh,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

  • You get 36 lbs of bacon at $3.49 a pound = $125.64 + low food tax.
  • You get 40 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast at $1.69/lb = $67.60 + low food tax.
  • You get 40 lbs of 93/7 ground beef at $4.49/lb = $179.60 + low food tax.
  • … and more — they also have hot dogs, kielbasa, pork sausage links, and more events open.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Pickup locations in the Chicagoland area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Joliet, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, DeKalb, Kankakee, Rochelle, Rockford, Franklin WI, Milwaukee WI.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these events are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon Fresh site for specific pickup locations and times for these events.

Zaycon Bacon is open!

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New ZAYCON bacon event just announced! The bacon is really tasty, you guys… I mean, so good. And it’s only $3.49 a pound this time, which is cheaper than most grocery store sales on the good brands any more!

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

  • You get 36 lbs of bacon at $3.49 a pound = $125.64 + low food tax.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Chicken pickup locations in the Chicagoland area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Joliet, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, DeKalb, Kankakee, Rochelle, Rockford, Franklin WI, Milwaukee WI.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these events are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for this event.

Zaycon CHICKEN events open in Illinois for April

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New ZAYCON chicken event just announced! Pick up dates in April for Illinois. We’ve ordered from Zaycon multiple times and been very pleased with the quality.

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MashupDad came home amused with this photo of a Jaguar picking up chicken at the last chicken event…

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

  • 40 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, $1.99/lb.
  • (With tax: $80.99 for the case)

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Chicken pickup locations in the Chicagoland area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Joliet, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, DeKalb, Kankakee, Rochelle, Rockford, Franklin WI, Milwaukee WI.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these events are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for this event.

New Zaycon Foods events — So many! BACON, Beef, Sockeye Salmon, more

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New ZAYCON events just announced! We’ll have to get through some of the 38 lbs of chicken in the freezer from the last event first, lol (OK, it was 40 lbs, but we ate some already). But we’re already looking forward to BACON in February, since it’s a great price — bacon has been so expensive lately, and Zaycon bacon (say that three times fast) is very good. So here’s what I see coming up in IL:

  • December: 93/7 ground beef, Applewood smoked ham, and Belgian waffles.
  • January: Chicken strip fritters, Maple chicken sausage patties, Frozen Alaskan Sockeye Salmon ($8.99/lb!), Frozen Alaskan cod.
  • February: BACON, pork sausage links.

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MashupDad came home amused with this photo of a Jaguar picking up chicken at the most recent event!

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

This varies by type, since there’s so much on offer this time. Representative examples include:

  • 40 lbs 93/7 ground beef, $4.49/lb = $179.60 + food tax.
  • 36 lbs hickory smoked bacon, $3.79/lb = $136.44 + food tax.
  • 20 lbs pork sausage links, $2.89 lb = $57.80 + food tax.
  • 25 lbs frozen Alaskan sockeye salmon, $8.99/lb = $224.75 + food tax.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Chicken pickup locations in the Chicago area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, DeKalb, Kankakee, Rockford, and Joliet.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these events are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for these events.

Zaycon Foods — Boneless skinless chicken back down to $1.89/lb!

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Nice! Zaycon chicken briefly went up to $2.49/lb — but they extended the date of the event and found more supply, so the price is back down to $1.89/lb for their boneless skinless chicken breast. If you ordered at the $2.49 price, you’ll get the $.60/lb credit back in your account (heads up that they’re crediting toward future purchases rather than refunding) sometime within the next couple of days.

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It’s nice to have chicken in the freezer to pull out for easy Crock Pot meals (*coughslowcookersalsachicken*) when you have a busy day and want dinner to just be ready when you get home from kids’ activities!

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

  • 40 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast at $1.89/lb = $76.92 (+ low food tax).

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Chicken pickup locations in the Chicago area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Gurnee, and Joliet.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for these events.

Reader deals 9/10/14

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Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Fairplay

  • From susie: “Fairplay foods in Oak Lawn has the Totino’s party pizza (9.8-10.8 oz) on sale for $.49 each when you buy 5 and the totino’s pizza rolls (7.5) for $.99 each when you buy 5. I was wondering if anyone has tried these products before, how are they, and if that is a good price for the products?” They are definitely geared toward a certain palate, haha! But if you are going to buy them, that is a good price.
  • A response from julie: “Hubby and I lived off those totinos pizzas in college. We must have been having too much fun in college, though, as we tried one more recently and each discarded it after 1 bite.” Rachel agrees that the are more for the college/high school set, but there are party pizza coupons to print in the Berkot’s deals here if you want to try: http://www.mashupmom.com/top-ten-berkots-deals-week-91114-91714/.

Household tips

  • Suzann says: “When I find the lidded clear shoe boxes for $0.99 or anything less than $1.50, I load up. They are also great for pantry and fridge storage.” And freezer!

Reader requests

  • Lori is wondering about Opinion Outpost: “Does anyone know how much personal info they need when you sign up?”
  • A Jewel question from Diane: “Does anyone know if the Heart Smart is included in the Bisquick sale? Thanks!”
  • If anyone has used the free milk at Ultra mobile coupon, Shandelle wonders: “lol yes exactly what I wanted to know. I won’t be able to get out to the burbs to an Ultra for a couple weeks, next time a friend visits me that has a car. Anyone try this can confirm what the exp date says??”
  • From Mandy: “Anyone in the western Chicago burbs that has a roof antenna and loses their signal on some channels when it rains or is really windy? I think we need a new one, but, husband insists that it’s fine, and everyone loses certain stations in bad weather. All the neighbors we know have satellite or cable, so, no asking them. We usually lose the 9’s, 11’s, 38’s, and sometimes 2.” Rachel says she loses 2 as well.
  • Becky asks: “Hmmm…..Went to download this [free Demi Lovato album] and it said I needed to add a payment method. At first i cancelled but it showed 0 dollars so I tried to add paypal and it said paypal was declined and to try again later. Anyone else having problems?”

Target

  • Patty shares: “The deal worked great and I even received another 5% off with my Target card. Cartwheel, however, took forever to load. Luckily, I had my Cartwheel code printed out already, so the cashier could easily scan it. BTW, Mucinex Allergy isn’t Mucinex(guaifenesin) at all. It’s really fexofenadine, which is the generic Allegra. But with this deal, it’s cheap and that’s all that matters!”
  • On the Pillsbury melts cookies, Allison noticed: “There is also a Cartwheel for these for 10% off until 9/13.”
  • And Mary Beth reports: “These are kind of pricey – about $3.50″
  • Kerri shares: “I found a five pack of sterlite containers with pink lids at target for under $5. And there was a 10% off sterlite on cartwheel. They are about the same size [as the boxes Suzann mentions above]. They work perfect for the fridge! (Without the lids) I have 2 more left over to organize the stuff in the pantry for lunches.”

Zaycon

  • Kate points out: “Zaycon has the bacon available for purchase again as well!”

Did you order your Zaycon chicken for next month yet?

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Be sure to reserve your fall boneless skinless chicken breast order from Zaycon Foods: This time at $1.89/lb. Illinois events are in October, and I’ve been trying to make space in the freezer for ours by finishing up the chicken from last time — I’ve gotten their chicken several times and always been very pleased. Last week, we had salsa chicken in the crock pot (2-2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast in the bottom, add a packet of taco seasoning and a jar of salsa, cook 8+ hours on low then shred) with guac made with the cheap ALDI avocados + the cheap ALDI tortillas.

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Yesterday, I made Italian chicken in the crock pot (yeah, it’s fall, people!). Pour about 1/2 cup Italian dressing in the bottom of the slow cooker (I used the $.48 Kraft from Ultra a while back when it was $.98 on an instant deal & had $1.00/2 peelies). Add 2-2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast. Season with some Italian seasoning, salt, pepper. Add about 2 lbs sliced potatoes on top ($.98 a bag at Pete’s the other day), pour on another 1/2 cup Italian dressing and add a little minced garlic. Cook 6 hours on low. Serve with a veggie or some fresh fruit on the side.

It’s nice to have chicken in the freezer to pull out for easy Crock Pot meals when you have a busy day and want dinner to just be ready when you get home from kids’ activities!

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

  • 40 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast at $1.89/lb = $76.92 (+ low food tax).

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Chicken pickup locations in the Chicago area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Gurnee, and Joliet.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for these events.

Zaycon Foods — Chicken event open for October

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Here’s a new event from Zaycon Foods: Fresh boneless skinless chicken breast, this time at $1.89/lb. Illinois events are in October, and I’m going to start making space in the freezer — I’ve gotten their chicken several times and always been very pleased.

What’s a Zaycon?

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much meat was that, again?

  • 40 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast at $1.89/lb = $76.92 (+ low food tax).

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Chicken pickup locations in the Chicago area include: Oak Brook, Wheaton, Elk Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Glenview, Orland Park, Gurnee, and Joliet.

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • Please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for these events.