Walmart’s Holiday Meal Deal {$30 Gift Card Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 21, 2009

Are you all set for this week’s big meal? Well, Walmart has good news for moms seeking to save money without sacrificing holiday cheer – a Christmas meal to feed eight, for under $30 (that’s less than $4 per person)!

I was a little skeptical when I heard this, but with the following menu it makes complete sense:

· One 10-pound select hickory smoked, spiral cut half ham
· Three 8-ounce cans Del Monte green beans
· One 10-pound bag of Russet potatoes
· One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
· One 10-inch pumpkin pie

You can check out Walmart’s Holiday Meal page, featuring tips from Food Network stars Aaron Sanchez and Melissa D’Arabian, for unique recipes – all doable, even on a tight budget.

Chef Aarón also created a party-ready fiesta spread for up to 10, for as low as $40 – perfect for a New Year’s Eve bash! This feast includes:

· Shrimp Tray (5 servings)
· Vegetable Tray (10 servings)
· Hillshire Farms Little Smokies (8 servings)
· Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (6 servings)
· Land O’Lakes Egg Nog (8 servings)
· Red Velvet cake

walmart gift card

For the first giveaway of the week, I have a $30 Walmart gift card to give one lucky From Dates to Diapers readers, TODAY ONLY!

Here’s what you must do to enter:

  • Leave me a comment, by 1:30 pm (pst) on December 22nd, telling me which recipe you’d like to try from Walmart’s Holiday Meal page. Easy peasy!

For additional entries, you may:

  • Link to this giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook wall. Be sure you leave me a separate comment for each link.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and include a link, using the hashtag #D2Dgvwy, as many times as you’d like before tomorrow at 1:30pm, and leave me a separate comment for each tweet.

One winner will be selected at random, and will be emailed. Winner will then have 24 hours to respond before forfeiting their prize.

Walmart provided me with a $30 Walmart gift card for myself as well as giveaway gift cards for my participation in this promotion.

Shopping with the Grocery Guru

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 18, 2009

This summer, I was blessed to win a pantry makeover from ConAgra foods. A visit from Phil Lempert, the Grocery Guru, was part of the prize package and I truly thought he was going to come in and literally make over my pantry. Well, ConAgra and Phil both had something entirely different in mind – more of a grocery shopping crash course.

So, a few weeks ago, Phil came to my house, browsed through my cupboards, refrigerator, and my pantry and we discussed my shopping list. Then, we headed to the grocery store. Phil had lots of great shopping tips and even helped me make more conscious decisions about the foods we purchase.



It is always somewhat of a challenge to shop with all of my kids tagging along, and that day was no different. Phil was wonderful with them, though, and even got them involved in our purchasing decisions, as well. I was careful to follow my own rules for shopping with my kiddos, as I learned new ones.

I would love to hear your grocery tips, whether they be in regards to your shopping experience or the foods you buy. Please share! In fact, if you have written a post, leave the link in the comments… I’d be happy to read it!

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