I use Owner Appreciation Weekend to stock up on many of the products that I use often, like olive oil and dog food. But I also find it to be a good time to buy a few things that don’t normally make it into my shopping cart. Which is why you’ll find some practical items on my list alongside a few extravagances. So here it is, the Top Ten Items I will be buying this Owner Appreciation Weekend:
First off, we have one of the best deals in the store right now, 25.4 ounce bottles of Organic Napa Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This high-quality olive oil is perfect for all your olive oil needs, whether it’s low heat cooking or as a base for your favorite salad dressing. And right now, it is on Owner Bonus Buy for only $9.99 a bottle (saving you $3.00!). Buy a bottle at Owner Appreciation Weekend and you’ll get an additional 10% off that price. I’m planning on getting a few.
Next on the list is one of my new favorite cheeses we carry in the store, Organic Valley Grassfed Raw Cheddar Cheese. Before you declare the choice of a cheddar boring, you must taste it. The difference is in the source of the milk, pasture raised cows whom are 100% grass fed. There is a slight hint of grass (a good thing, I promise!) along with its complex cheddar flavor and creamy texture. It is a classic cheese at its very best.
Speaking of cheese, I’ll definitely be picking up a case of frozen Amy’s Cheddar Cheese Burritos. These are the only frozen burritos that I never get tired of. Why? Well, they cook consistently without getting too tough or soggy, their flavor compliments a wide range of salsas and hot sauces, and because they are made by Amy’s, they contain real ingredients that are recognizable when eating.
Recognizable ingredients is also the main reason I love the next item on the list, Applegate Farms Organic Uncured Hot Dogs. Unlike when eating most conventional brands, you don’t have to consciously ignore what you’re putting in your mouth when chowing down on Applegate Farm’s hot dog. Their all beef dogs are made from the better parts of grass fed cows. Of course, they taste great grilled!
Now you know what tastes great with grilled food right? Why root beer, of course! And when it comes this spiced soda, one of the best available is Virgil’s Root Beer. Conveniently, the four packs of Virgil’s are on Owner Bonus Buy for only $4.69. Buy one, or many, this Owner Appreciation Weekend and receive an additional 10% off.
You know what also goes great with root beer? Pizza! While I don’t eat nearly as many frozen pizzas as I have in my past, it never hurts to have one as back up in the fridge. My favorite lately has been Annie’s Homegrown Rising Crust Organic Four Cheese Pizza. Not only does it have a nice chewy crust, it also is a perfect vehicle for adding your favorite ingredients. I like to add sliced jalapenos and Applegate Farms pepperoni on mine for a spicy slice.
If you like a little spice, I also recommend stocking up on some Frontera Mexican Everyday Sauces. While they tend to be fairly mild in heat, these flavorful sauces are an easy way to turn a few simple ingredients into a tasty meal. And right now we have $1 off 2 coupons for all Frontera products. Stock up on Owner Appreciation Weekend and receive 10% on top of the coupons.
So this next item on the list isn’t one you can really stock up on. The reason I’m including Local Produce in this list is, because we are seeing so many great spring vegetables from our farmers right now, I’m definitely going to be treating myself to some this Owner Appreciation Weekend. The local greens look especially tasty right now!
Of course, we have more to offer than delicious food! Our Wellness department has a wide variety of supplements and personal care items available and Owner Appreciation Weekend is a great time to get some of your favorite of these products. I’ll be picking up some Giovanni Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Shampoo & Conditioner. My hair doesn’t agree with many shampoos because of it’s fine texture. Giovanni’s is the only shampoo I’ve found that keeps my hair from frizzing without looking greasy.
The final item on my list isn’t for me. It’s for the little four legged fiend named Iggy who rules over my household. She is a fussy creature, and has allergies, so she needs a dog food that contains no fillers or strange ingredients. Which is why I’ll be picking up a 25 lb. bag of Whole Earth Grain-Free Chicken & Turkey Adult Dog Food. The 10% I’ll save for Owner Appreciation Weekend will help my pocket book, all while keeping her highness happy. Win, win!
Speaking of a win win situation, make sure to come down this weekend and save on your own top ten!