Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Rx Factor by J. Thomas Shaw

I was pleasantly surprised with this book.  It isn't generally the type of plot lines I usually read, but it kept me hooked until the end.  The political intrigue is set from the start.  We get actual news articles about drug trials gone bad in the prologue.  The scene being set, I knew I was in for a journey filled with power struggles and cover ups.

The RX Factor is well written.  Perhaps helped along by a similar series of events that happened with an ulcer cure, but in the end the United States government is viewed as a bit corrupt when it comes to corporations willing to pay for their desired outcomes.  So, we learn with Ryan and Jordan about the ins and outs of drug trials and why a particular drug may be blacklisted by the FDA.
Like the bureaucracy of government, the plot of this book has layers of truth.  Each time a new fact is revealed it paves the way for more information to be uncovered.  In the end, these truths allow for some shocking twists as our characters try to survive while  hoping to save the lives of others.
Ryan is a medical researcher down on his luck and taken to the bottle for comfort.  He meets Jordan after her aunt and uncle are killed (within the first few pages so it's not a spoiler).  They both want answers when it is deemed not to have been a mere accident.  The race begins to find answers and prevent more deaths as Jordan wants to open a clinic that will help people receive a cure for various terminal illnesses.  Only it seems that Jordan may be challenging the wrong group of people.

Even more surprisingly, my Mom actually loved this book.  She devours mysteries and thrillers, but is extremely critical.  She's hard to win over and I have to agree with her that the plot unfolded at a wonderful pace to keep the reader hooked.  We get just the right amount of information to keep us interested and reading until the final sentence.

So, if you also enjoy reading James Patterson, John Grisham, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, or Lincoln Child then chances are you will probably enjoy this book!
Honestly, I enjoyed the ending.  Political thrillers usually end with some unsavory business and this one was not too far off the mark.  There is a good amount of arm twisting and death threats to keep us alert.  Along with our main characters we're not surely exactly who we can trust and who might get killed by the bad guys.  When a book starts off with murder, you know you're in for a twisting narrative as we try to solve the puzzle before the bad guys catch up with us. 

If you want to learn more about the book and the author you can go to 

Author's Bio:  John Thomas Shaw was born in Quincy, IL, attended college at Illinois State University in Normal, IL and relocated to Chicago after his graduation. Following a successful career with a national mortgage company, he co-founded Guaranteed Rate, Inc. which is one of the fastest growing independent mortgage banks in the United States. The author now lives in the San Diego area with his wife and two children. Prior to his relocation to California, Mr. Shaw lived six years in Durham, NC followed by two years living in the families rustic log cabin in Cotopaxi, Colorado and has traveled extensively throughout the Bahamas', Caribbean and Mexico. The scenes throughout The RX Factor take place in the various locations that the author has lived or experienced in his travels.  Throughout the process of writing The RX Factor, the author consulted with his good friend, Johnny Powers Ph.D.

Dr. Powers holds a bachelor degree in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, a masters in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University, a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Powers has over 20 years experience in the biomedical field, with extensive experience in developing and marketing new diagnostic tests for the early detection and management of cancer. Dr. Powers most recently served as the President of TriPath Oncology, a North Carolina-based biotechnology company focused on developing innovative medical tests for ovarian, cervical and breast cancer. TriPath imaging was sold to a major multi-national medical diagnostics company in 2006. In his career, Dr. Powers has dealt extensively with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and various government agencies, and has published numerous scientific research papers and holds medical patents in both the US and Canada. He now resides in the New England area with his wife and two children.
I was given this book to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

SFU: Sears Grilling Food on the Grill Photos #grillingishappiness #SoFabU

If you've been following my blog you know I'm currently enrolled in a Social Fabric University class hosted by Sears to learn how to better photograph food.  The first week I talked about what I hoped to learn in this class.  The second week I shopped for a grill at Sears.  The third week I actually bought my grill and brought it home.  Well this week's class, the fourth week, was all about taking pictures while things were cooking on the grill.  I wasn't as excited with this week's class as it was only photos of food on the grill.

I had a little problem with the grill itself this week.  After using it for the very first time, it didn't get hot enough to clean my grill grates.  Which is definitely a problem.  I spent most of Tuesday afternoon soaking and scrubbing the grates with vinegar.  This removed most of the mess but I figured something else had to be wrong.  I talked with Sears and they offered to send out a tech to check my grill.  The older gentleman they sent changed out all my hoses and still the grill didn't get as hot as it needed to be.  He told me there was a design flaw in the grill.  There's a gap in the back where the hood meets the rest of the grill block.  It's only about an inch but that's enough to keep the grill from reaching 700-800 degrees.  This means all the crud on the grill grates won't burn to ash each time I leave the grill on after cooking.  Major sadness.

Anyway, back to my assignment this week.  This week our assignment besides taking pictures of grilling was to make sure the subjects were not in direct sunlight.  Direct sunlight often looks great to the naked eye, but causes colors to be off when you take a photo.  All of my photos were lucky enough to be taken in the shade.  Another thing to take into consideration was the rule of thirds.  The rule of thirds basically means to make sure the most important thing in your shot is in the center.  I've tried to do that with most of my pictures.  Another thing I try to do in all my photos is adjust the white balance on the camera.  This allows things that are white in photos to show as truly white and then the rest of the colors show correctly.

The first thing I cooked on the grill was a fresh chicken Parmesan with a basic marinara sauce and some veggies I tried in the grilling wok I got.  This is an above shot.  With the below shot being a diagonal which means the subject fills the shot from one corner to another.

The side burner worked great for my sauce.  It bubbled merrily away while I worked on everything else.

I also tried out the grilling wok I bought, but there must be a trick to it or maybe it has to be on the grill while the entire thing heats up for cooking.  I love the idea of the grilling wok, but it barely cooked the carrots, red peppers and squash I put in there.  I ended up taking the veggies inside and finishing them on the stove.  The second photo is an example of above with perspective to draw in the viewer's eye.

The next thing I grilled were some thick cut boneless pork loin chops.  I absolutely love either grilling or broiling thick cut pork chops.  They're fantastic with some olive oil brushed over them and then whatever spices you prefer.  I love mine with any kind of spicy rub on them.  YUM!!

And of course I had to grill burgers cheeseburgers.  I used a 75% Angus ground chuck to make these with some thick Worcestershire sauce on both sides.

I guess the 75% Angus was a little too greasy because I got smoke and flames on the grill.

Due to all the flames I was pretty cautious when putting the cheese on but it all worked out to gooey cheese burgers.

My last meal is something I love to make on the grill, PIZZA!!  There is nothing better than making a homemade pizza on the grill.  Besides having to make and let the dough rise (or letting the bread machine do all that for you) and prepping the toppings, it takes no time at all to grill up a pizza.

The dough has to be pretty well oiled before you put it on the grill.  It takes about 2 minutes to do one side.

Then its time for sauce and toppings.  We went with sliced baby Bella mushrooms, pineapple, fresh ricotta cheese and mozzarella.

Then you carefully put it back on the grill and cook it until the cheese is melted.

So that's my week of grilling on my new Sears grill.  It's awesome that Sears is sponsoring my photography class at #SoFabU because #grillingishappiness.  :)

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Sears #CBias #GrillingIsHappiness.  All photos and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wholesome Wednesday: Zucchini Lime Bars

It's been incredibly hot here in Chicago the past couple weeks and then we'll have the extremely odd cool day.  Last Friday, when I got my grill from Sears it was cool.  I promptly came home and baked something.  I've been having baking withdrawal lately and its hard to get excited about making yet another no bake anything.

I found these Zucchini Lime bars in a new cookbook called Eat More Vegetables.  Most of the cookbook didn't appeal to me as I rarely look for veggie side dish recipes.  Y'all can probably tell by now that I prefer one dish meals to just about everything.  :)  But these bars were really appealing in the recipe.  And I love baked things with oatmeal.

Zucchini Lime Bar Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 cups grated zucchini
zest of 2 limes
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups oats
1/4 cup lime juice
2 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Beat together butter and sugars till fluffy.  Beat in egg till thoroughly mixed.  Stir in zucchini and lime zest.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.  Stir into butter mixture.  Stir in oats.  Dough will be thick and sticky.  Spread into prepared pan.  Bake 35 minutes, until firm and barely golden brown.  Let cool completely.

Stir together lime juice and powdered sugar to make a thick but pourable glaze.  Add a little more sugar or juice to adjust consistency.  Drizzle and spread on bars.  Allow to set.  Cut into squares.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Quick Tip: Spray your berries with vinegar

So I've got a quick tip for everyone.  I've seen in several magazines lately that spraying your berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) with vinegar will extend their shelf life.  Since strawberries are my one of my fave foods I had to give this a try.  I can say it does work!!  We bought some strawberries okay a lot of strawberries at Valli last week and I still have a lone package left in the fridge that are still fresh!!  They taste delicious and like they just came from the store.  This is a great thing for me to have discovered as I love berries and always worry that they will end up molding before they get eaten.

As long as you rinse the berries there is no vinegar taste either.  I just spritz mine with a spray bottle filled with vinegar and put them in the fridge till I'm ready to use them.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

SFU: Sears Grilling Week 3 Grill Photos #grillingishappiness #SoFabU

Kenmore Grill
If you've been reading the past few weeks, you've seen that I'm participating in a photography class run by Collective Bias and sponsored by Sears.  In the first week, I talked about what I hoped to learn in this class. In the second week, I went to Sears and did a path to purchase shop for a brand new grill.  In this week, the third week, I actually went to Sears to purchase a new grill.  :)

Sears was nice enough to provide our class with gift cards to use at their store to purchase a brand new grill and accessories.  My week was a little nerve wracking because on Monday I ran right out to Sears to purchase a grill, only to find that the one that I really truly wanted wasn't on sale any longer.  So after much hemming and hawing, along with the sales guy coming to check on me about 10 times to see if I'd made a decision, I purchased a grill that was okay.  It wasn't what I really wanted, but a new grill is still great.  Later that afternoon, I found out that Sears was going to have the grill I actually wanted on sale Friday.  Lucky for me Social Fabric was nice enough to allow me to exchange my grill.  But this also meant I had to put it together myself.  I think I did a pretty darn good job of that.

Besides purchasing a new grill, this week's assignment was to take pictures of everything we bought using natural lighting.  Late afternoon is a great time for me to take outdoor photos because there isn't much direct light on my patio.  I did try to play around with a bounce card a little, but it was hard to focus the light or there wasn't enough to focus.  I think it worked best in the photo of the grilling wok.
Kenmore Grill Open
Here are some pics of my brand new Kenmore grill.
Kenmore Stainless Steel Rod Grates
I'm excited because it has these awesome stainless steel rods for grates.  Their close enough together that I'll be able to grill all kinds of foods on them without worrying about food falling into the grill.
Kenmore 4 burners
It also has 4 (yep I said 4) separate burners.  This is a feature I also love because I normally grill things other than just meat.  This way I can get everything done cooking at the same time.
Kenmore Side Storage Shelves
I also really like these side storage shelves.  My previous grill had these huge wing shelves on either side of the grill that just made it awkward to use.  These shelves are out of the way when you cook, but oh so convenient.  I also suspect a very large orange cat to try them out for a sleeping spot before too long.
Kenmore Side burner
This Kenmore also has an extra side burner.  I'm excited about this because I can see me using it to get things ready like a fresh chicken Parmesan.  I can do some sauce and pasta on the side to have it ready to go with a marinated grilled chicken.  It'll also be great to use on hot days when you want to use the stove, but don't want it heating up the house.
Grilling Wok
I also bought a grilling wok which came with a pair of tongs.  This will be great to saute cut up veggies and also seafood.
Kenmore Elite Grill Cover
Being ever practical, the last thing I bought was a heavy duty cover for my grill.  I know its a boring purchase, but living in Chicago we get nasty weather at different times throughout the year.  This way my grill will be protected while its outside.  I plan on making room to store it in the garage over the winter.

Pretty awesome, huh?  I'm very excited to try it out very soon.

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Sears #CBias #GrillingIsHappiness.  All photos and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wholesome Wednesday: Chocolate Strawberry Bombs

As y'all already know I can't pass up a good cookbook.  I get inspiration from absolutely everything.  Since its so sticky hot in Chicago right now, this week's recipe had to be something that didn't require any cooking or baking.  Which kinda bites because I've been finding the most amazing baking recipes lately.  *sigh*  Those will have to wait till the weather changes.

This little Jell-O cookbook was probably a promo item and someone donated it to the library.  It's pretty darn small about 4 x 8 inches.  I liked that it had cute little desserts in it.  I thought the Chocolate Cherry Bomb sounded good, but would be better with strawberry instead of cherry.  We aren't big cherry fans at my house.  Well red cherries that is, we absolutely love rainier cherries or sour cherries.  :)

This didn't occur to me till now, but you could easily add less boiling water to the jell-o and add some alcohol instead.  Even a flavored vodka or rum.  Easy peasy adult dessert.  :)  I think these would also be awesome with a raspberry jell-o or orange.  Really anything that would compliment chocolate.  I poured mine into a dozen silicone cupcake molds but in the future I'd probably only make half a dozen because then they'd be thicker.

Chocolate Strawberry Bombs
1/3 cup boiling water
1 pkg (3 oz.) strawberry Jell-o
5 oz evaporated milk
2 squares Baker's semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped

Add boiling water to gelatin mix in a medium bowl, stir till dissolved.

Microwave evaporated milk and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and mixture is blended.

Add to gelatin, whisk until blended.  Pour into muffin cups, tins, ramekins (really anything you want) coated with cooking spray.  Refrigerate till set, about 35 minutes.

*And on a side note, has anyone noticed how awesome my photos are getting?*  :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

SFU: Sears Photography Week 2 Path to Purchase #grillingishappiness #SoFabU

Sears Sign Flag

This weeks assignment in my Sears Photography class is a bit harder for me as I've never actually done a Social Fabric path to purchase shop before.  A path to purchase shop is when you go in and take photos to show what catches your eye in the store.  Companies use these to see what customers notice and think when  they go to a store to make a purchase.

Grill Display at Woodfield

My assignment was to go to Sears to shop for a new grill (which I'll actually pick up next week) taking photos showing my trip.  I decided to go to the Sears at Woodfield mall because its the closest to my house. The employees couldn't have been nicer.  I was a little nervous taking in my camera to take actual photos, but no one even noticed.  As you can see there were a bunch of grills to choose from.  Unfortunately for me they were all packed pretty close together, which made taking individual photos difficult.
Kenmore 399 grill

After checking out everything (you can see all my photos in the slideshow below) I decided this Kenmore is probably the grill I'm going to get.  It has stainless steel grill rods and a side burner which is incredibly nifty.  The other grill I thought was incredibly interesting was this Nexgrill, which had both charcoal and gas burners or compartments.  I'm not quite sure the charcoal part would ever get used at my house though.  Seems like a lot of mess just to grill something.
Nexgrill inside

Again, I want to thank Sears for sponsoring this photography class.  Without them I wouldn't have this neat chance to learn how to take better photos.  #grillingishappiness #SoFabU

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Sears #CBias #GrillingIsHappiness.  All photos and opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

SodaStream, Thirsty Thursday's anyone?

I have exciting news!!  SodaStream sent me their Jet model soda maker the other day.  I definitely wasn't expecting them to send a large selection of their syrups though.  They sent me 8 bottles of syrups to try with the SodaStream and this set of little glass bottles that are fruit essences.  Totally flabbergasted when I opened the very large, heavy box that they sent.

Especially since I want to make my own syrups out of healthy ingredients like real fruit and herbs.  And coffee and espresso and maybe choffy.  We aren't true soda drinkers in my house but the idea of using regular cold water and natural ingredients might change our minds.

The SodaStream is so incredibly easy to use.  You just need to fill the special hermetic bottle that comes with your SodaStream with cold water up to the filling line.  Then you screw it into the machine.  Next you push down on the button till you hear a loud buzzing sound.  You can choose your level of carbonation by pushing the button up to 5 more times.  I like mine at about a 2 or a 3.

As a treat and to get a not the norm group opinion, I took the SodaStream over to the prayer shawl group at Our Lady of the Wayside.  My mom is a member and she thought the ladies would like to try it out as a lot of them do drink soda.  A definite hit with the ladies although most of them liked the soda fizzed to the max instead of the light fizz we prefer.

So I'm thinking we might be having Thirsty Thursdays to go with our Wholesome Wednesdays.  Any thoughts?

Friday, July 13, 2012

LooneySpoons: Wowie Maui Chicken

Y'all know how much I love one pot/dish dinners by now, right?  This is another wonderful one that I found in the Looneyspoons Collection Cookbook.  It's like an all in one sweet and sour chicken.  I did change a few things like the amount of chicken (I used 2 large breasts), the pineapple (I used chunks and a bigger can), the rice (I figured there was no way brown rice could skillet cook in 20 minutes) and the peppers (we keep bell peppers frozen in strips in the freezer, I just grabbed enough to make a cup).  The only caveat is my rice wasn't real tender after 20 minutes and there was more liquid in my recipe than the original.  I'm thinking maybe adding a half a cup of water would do it.

The dish was very good.  Definitely an easy replacement for sweet and sour chicken that you'd get as take-out.

Wowie Maui Chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, cubed
2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, in juice; undrained
1 1/2 cups rice (uncooked)
3/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup each chopped red and green peppers
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup chopped green onions

Heat olive oil in large non stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chicken.  Cook and stir until chicken is lightly browned, about 5-6 minutes.

Add all remaining ingredients, except green onions.  Mix well, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until rice is tender.  Add green onions during last 5 minutes of cooking time.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wholesome Wednesday: Lemon Clover Rolls

I'm always on the lookout for a quick roll recipe.  These lemon clover rolls fit the bill.  They mix up quickly and with just a little extra prep, get in the oven fast too.  No rising time.  Something I always love.  The rolls are soft on top, nice and crunchy on the bottom and sides and fluffy inside.  A wonderful combination. They also taste slightly lemony.  Lemon clover rolls would make a great breakfast treat, snack or something special at dinner.  These are amazing fresh from the oven and they disappeared within a few minutes at my house.  I'm sure they won't last long at your house either.

I used cold unsalted butter in my rolls because we're out of shortening at the moment.  I'm sure it just made the recipe a bit richer.  You'll most likely get a flakier roll with shortening.  Also if you didn't want a lemon tasting roll, you could substitute buttermilk for the milk and lemon juice.  Let's face it, milk and lemon juice sours the milk pretty quickly causing it to curdle.  Don't be alarmed by this, your rolls will turn out just fine.  If you choose to use buttermilk it does have enough acidity in it to activate the baking soda while the rolls bake.

That's just another example of how I'm likely to alter a recipe while I'm making it.  There are always lots ways you can subtly change a recipe to more suit what ingredients you happen to have on hand.  This will save you a lot of last minute trips to the store in the future.

Lemon Clover Rolls

2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening or unsalted butter
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Whisk flour, baking soda, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Cut or rub shortening (or butter) into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.  Add combined milk and lemon juice, stirring quickly to form a soft dough.  Turn onto a lightly floured board.  Knead slightly, dough will still be sticky.  Separate dough into 12 equal portions.  Splitting each portion into three, roll these pieces into balls and place in one greased muffin cup.  Repeat with remaining 11 portions of dough.  Bake in a hot oven, 450 degrees, for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown.  When out of the oven, brush tops of rolls with cream.  Makes 12 rolls.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mariano's Coupon Match Ups July 5-18th 2012

Here are the best deals July 5 - July 18, 2012

Double Daze

Every Wednesday you can save 100% more on manufacturers’ coupons.  The manufacturer gives you a deal, and we double it.  Redeem up to 5 manufacturers' coupons worth up to $1 each and spend a minimum $25 in a single transaction, and we make those 5 coupons worth $10. That’s 100% more savings.

Play Monopoly at Mariano’s Fresh Market now through August 29th.  Receive a single game piece every time you shop at Mariano’s.  When you buy specially marked items, you’ll get bonus game pieces.  Until the game is over I’ll put a star before those items in the list.  Good Luck!!

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  • *Gatorade All Star 6 pk $2.49
  • *Twizzlers, Whoppers or Milk Duds 2/$4
  • *M&M’s $2.98 6/17 RP Final Price as low as $1.48 wyb 2 during Double Daze
  • *Del Monte Fruit Cups 4 pk $1.89 5/13 RP
  • *Glad Trash Bags $5.99 Print $1 here Final Price as low as $3.99 during Double Daze
  • *Pine-Sol, Tilex or Clorox Cleaners $2.69 Print $1 here, 6/24 SS
  • *Quilted Northern or Brawny $6.99 6/24 RP
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt 6 oz $.99 Print $.30 here
  • Dannon Fruit on the Bottom or Light & Fit Yogurt 6 oz $.59
  • *Roundy’s Orange Juice 59 oz $1.99
  • Organic Valley Organic Large Brown Eggs Dozen $3.99
  • Old Home Peanut Butter $2.99
  • Roundy’s String Cheese $1.49
  • *Minute Maid Pure Squeezed Orange Juice 59 oz $2.99
  • *I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Brummel & Brown or Promise Spread $2.49
  • Roundy’s Organics Butter $3.99
  • *Nesquik Chocolate Milk 56 oz $3.49
  • *Coffee-Mate creamer 32 oz $2.99
  • Clear Value Milk $1.99
  • *Buitoni Pasta or Sauce $3.99
  • Roundy’s Shredded or Chunk Cheese $1.99
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream $2.99
  • Home Run Inn Pizza $4.49
  • Doreen’s Gourmet Pizza $4.99
  • Hot Pocket Snackers $4.99 5/20 RP, Print $.75 Saving Club Members Final Price as low as $3.49 during Double Daze
  • Birdseye Voila Family Size Meals $5.49 Print $1 here Final Price as low as $3.49 during Double Daze
  • Lean Cuisine Meals $1.99 4/29 SS, Print Various here
  • Roundy’s Frozen Veggies $.99
  • Simek’s Meat or Veggie Lasagna $4.99
  • Quorn Meatless Chik’n Nuggets, Patties or Cutlets $3.29
  • Chung’s Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls or Potstickers $1.49
  • Ore-Ida Fries, Hash Browns or Tater Tots $2.49 6/24 SS, Possible Coupon Here
  • Roundy’s Waffles $1.29
  • Il Taco Puff Pizzas $.99
  • Talenti Gelato $2.49
  • *Bernatello’s Pizza $2.99
  • *Fat Boy Ice Cream Novelties $1.99
  • *Hungry-Man Meals $2.29
  • *Birds Eye Steamfresh or Freshlike Veggies $1.69
  • Assorted PG Toothpastes, Mouth Washes or Toothbrushes $4 7/1 PG
  • Crest Toothpaste or Oral B Toothbrush 2/$6 7/1 PG
  • Always Pads, Liners or Tampax 2/$6.50 7/1 PG
  • Scope Outlast or Dual Blast Mouth Wash $3
  • Colgate Premium Toothpaste or Toothbrush $2.48 limit 1 7-8 SS Final Price as low as $1.48 during Double Daze
  • Dove 18 oz Visiblecare  or 24 oz Body Wash $6.98 Print $1 here Final Price as low as $4.98 during Double Daze
  • Gillette Mach 3 or Venus Disposable Razors $7.50 6/17 SS, 7/1 PG  Final Price $5.50
  • Secret, Old Spice, Dove or Degree Twin Packs $4 7/1 PG
  • Nivea Body Wash $3.50
  • Herbal Essences $2.50 7/1 PG Final Price as low as $1.50 wyb 2 during Double Daze
  • Head & Shoulders 2/$9 7/1 PG Final Price $4.50 for 2 or $2.25 each
  • Pantene (excludes stylers) 2/$7 6/24 SS, 7/1 PG Final Price $4 for 2 or $2 each
  • *Dove Bar Soap $6.98 Print $1 here  Final Price as low as $4.98 during Double Daze