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Get Cash Back on Tomatoes, Potatoes, Grapefruit & More

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to IbottaSnap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

Bananas
Any brand. Excludes frozen varieties.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Potatoes
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Tomatoes
Any variety of fresh tomatoes. Excludes canned tomatoes.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Grapefruit
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Kiwis
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Nature Valley® Nut Crisp Bars
Dark Chocolate Almond or Salted Caramel Peanut varieties only.
Cash Back: $0.50

Nature Valley™ Protein Granola bags
Any flavor. Excludes all varieties of Nature Valley™ bars.
Cash Back: $1.00

Pledge®
Any variety. Excludes Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 3: Any McCormick® Grill Mates® products
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Mrs. Renfro’s Salsas
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Fabuloso® cleaners
32 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Blue Dragon products
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder
4 oz. and 8.1 oz. canisters.
Cash Back: $0.50

Clabber Girl All Natural Non-GMO Corn Starch
6.5 oz can.
Cash Back: $0.50

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
17 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Nongshim Meal Noodles
Any flavor. Excludes Bowl Noodles and Cup Noodles. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.50

Urban Accents® Spice Blends
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Dryglaze™ Grilling Rubs
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Imagine® Chunky Style Soups
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

SebaMed® Liquid Face & Body Wash
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash Back: $2.00

GoGargle!™
10 count.
Cash Back: $1.00

Any grocery trip over $60 for a chance to win $500†
†No purchase required. See all Contest details in the Official Rules at: www.checkout51.com/contests

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Save 20% on Onions

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 9:12 am
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It’s Tuesday! Time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Onions at participating retailers. 

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 1/26/2015.

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Get Cash Back on Oranges, Lettuce, Bell Peppers & More

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at 9:00 am
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to IbottaSnap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

 

Oranges
Any variety. Excludes canned oranges.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Lettuce
Any whole head of lettuce. Excludes salad mixes.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”
Bell peppers
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”
Squashes
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”
Bananas
Any brand. Excludes frozen varieties.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”
Fabuloso® cleaners
32 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Nature Valley™ Protein Granola bags
Any flavor. Excludes all varieties of Nature Valley™ bars.
Cash Back: $1.00

Blue Dragon products
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder
4 oz. and 8.1 oz. canisters.
Cash Back: $0.50

Clabber Girl All Natural Non-GMO Corn Starch
6.5 oz can.
Cash Back: $0.50

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
17 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

GoGargle!™
10 count.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 3: Any McCormick® Grill Mates® products
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce Flavors
Any size, any flavor.
Cash Back: $0.75

Buy 2: Nongshim Meal Noodles
Any flavor. Excludes Bowl Noodles and Cup Noodles. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.50

Wild Garden® Hummus Dips
Any jar variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Spice Blends
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Dryglaze™ Grilling Rubs
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

SebaMed® Liquid Face & Body Wash
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash Back: $3.00

MilkSplash™ Milk Flavoring
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Imagine® Chunky Style Soups
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Café Bustelo® products
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Pledge®
Any variety. Excludes Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Any grocery trip over $60 for a chance to win $500†
†No purchase required. See all Contest details in the Official Rules at: www.checkout51.com/contests

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Foods that Contain Vitamin B

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 7:00 am
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SpinachThere are many people who feel it is very important to eat healthy. Some might be taking vitamins to supplement the nutrition that they are not getting enough of through the foods they eat. It can be helpful to know what foods contain which vitamins. Here is a look at some of the foods that contain vitamin B.

Vitamin B is not just one kind of vitamin. Instead, it is a group of vitamins. The B vitamins include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate (which is also called folic acid or folacin), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin, and pantothenic acid. Together, the B vitamins do a wide variety of things for your body.

The B vitamins are often food in meat, fish, and dairy foods. There are also some in certain kinds of vegetables and grains.

Some of the best food sources for thiamin include pork, ham, and dark green leafy vegetables. It can also be found in fortified whole grain cereals and baked goods, wheat germ, enriched rice, green peas, lentils, almonds and pecans. Thiamine is also called vitamin B1.

Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, can be found in milk and milk products (such as yogurt and cheese). You can also get vitamin B2 from asparagus, spinach, and other dark green leafy vegetables. It can be found in chicken, fish, and eggs. Some fortified cereals will contain riboflavin.

Vitamin B3 is called niacin. You can get it from potatoes sweet potatoes, and yellow corn. Or, if you want fancier vegetables, try Jerusalem artichokes, shiitake mushrooms, or asparagus (which also contains B2). Dried and frozen peaches contain some niacin. Citrus juices (grapefruit and oranges) contain some niacin, too. Eating one fresh nectarine is another good way to get some niacin.

Vitamin B6 can be found in poultry and seafood. It can also be found in bananas and leafy green vegetables such as spinach (which contains several B vitamins). Potatoes, which have vitamin B3, also contain vitamin B6. As you might expect, you can find vitamin B6 in fortified cereals.

Folate (otherwise known as folic acid or vitamin B9) can be found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach and turnip greens. Grain products like breads, pastas, and rice are fortified with folate.

The only natural source for vitamin B12 are animal foods. The very best source comes from clams. Other animal sources for B12 include beef, turkey, chicken, oysters, crab, salmon, trout, and herring. What if you are a vegetarian? It is possible to find B12 included in fortified cereals. Some soy products might also be fortified with vitamin B12.

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Save 20% on Tomatoes

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 9:36 am
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It’s Tuesday! Time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Tomatoes at participating retailers.  

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 1/19/2015.

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Get Cash Back on Bananas, Carrots, Onions & More

Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 9:00 am
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to IbottaSnap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

 

Bananas
Any brand. Excludes frozen varieties.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Carrots
Any pre-packaged variety. Excludes vegetable mixes.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Onions
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Cucumbers
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Apples
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce Flavors
Any size, any flavor.
Cash Back: $0.75

GoGargle!™
10 count.
Cash Back: $1.00

Carmex® Skin Care
4 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment
0.07 oz.
Cash Back: $3.00

Buy 2: Carmex® Lip Balm
Any variety. Excludes Carmex® Moisture Plus® Lip Balm. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.60

Blue Dragon products
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder
4 oz. and 8.1 oz. canisters.
Cash Back: $0.50

Clabber Girl All Natural Non-GMO Corn Starch
6.5 oz can.
Cash Back: $0.50

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
17 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 3: Any McCormick® Grill Mates® products
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Nongshim Meal Noodles
Any flavor. Excludes Bowl Noodles and Cup Noodles. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.50

Wild Garden® Hummus Dips
Any jar variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Spice Blends
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Dryglaze™ Grilling Rubs
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

SebaMed® Liquid Face & Body Wash
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash Back: $3.00

At RiteAid: SebaMed® Moisturizing Body Lotion
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash Back: $3.00

MilkSplash™ Milk Flavoring
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Imagine® Chunky Style Soups
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Any grocery trip over $60 for a chance to win $500†
†No purchase required. See all Contest details in the Official Rules at: www.checkout51.com/contests

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Foods That have Vitamin A

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Person taking vitaminOne way to make sure you are getting all of the necessary vitamins is to purchase a bottle of them. Of course, you also need to remember to take them! Another, arguably better, way to get enough vitamins is to learn what foods contain which ones. That knowledge can help you to make healthier food choices. Here are some foods that have vitamin A.

Why do you need vitamin A? It is because vitamin A helps promote bone growth, keeps the immune system strong, helps you to fight disease as a powerful antioxidant, and helps you to maintain a healthy reproductive system.

The Office of Dietary Supplements says that vitamin A helps to prevent infection by producing white blood cells and that it is also important for healthy skin and mucous membranes. Medline Plus notes that vitamin A helps to promote good vision.

Carrots have 9,000 milligrams of vitamin A. This vegetable (which is in season during December and January) is the number one source of vitamin A. Try some baby carrots as a lunch time snack. Add some carrots to the next batch of juice that you mix. Choose carrots as an easy to prepare vegetable side dish for dinner.

Other vegetables that have vitamin A include: sweet potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, collards, kale, turnip greens, beet greens, and winter squash. In other words, you want to look for the colorful vegetables and focus on the greens. The most common type of pro-vitamin A is beta-carotene, which is found in plants.

There are also some fruits that contain vitamin A. These include some of the bright yellow and orange fruits like cantaloupe, pink grapefruit, and apricots.

LiveStrong notes that vitamin A from plant sources is not as well absorbed by the body as the vitamin A that comes from animal sources. The type of vitamin A that comes from animal sources is called preformed vitamin A.

There are several different kinds of animal sources that contain vitamin A. They include eggs, meat (meaning red meat), cheese, cream, liver, kidney, cod, and halibut fish oil. All of those sources are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. If you want to avoid that, try some skim milk that has been fortified with vitamin A. It is not high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Keep this knowledge in mind as you are making choices about what to make for dinner or to pack for lunch. It is possible to eat seasonally and still get a good amount of vitamin A. People who are vegetarian or vegan can get their vitamin A from the right fruits and vegetables.

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Save 20% on Pears

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 9:14 am
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It’s Tuesday! Time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Pears at participating retailers.  

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 1/12/2015.

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Healthy Ways to Lose Weight

Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Diet and exerciseThe beginning of a brand new year inspires a lot of people to start a diet. Their goal is to lose weight either for health or aesthetic reasons. Be aware that not all diet plans are equally good for you. Some can be dangerous! For best results, you may want to consider these healthy ways to start a diet.

Consult a Doctor
Make an appointment to see your doctor. Ask him or her for advice that can help you to lose weight. He or she will consider your health issues, age, and dietary needs. From this, your doctor can suggest some healthy weight loss goals and what kind of exercise would be best for you.

A doctor might also be able to refer you to a nutritionist or dietician who can come up with a suitable meal plan for you. This is a good way to avoid spending money on pre-packaged “diet foods” that might not actually be as healthy as you think.

Pack a Lunch
Get your day started a little bit earlier than usual so you will have the time to pack a healthy lunch. Bring that with you to work or school. You won’t have to run to a fast food place and pick up some less-than-healthy food for lunch anymore. The other bonus of packing your own lunch, instead of buying lunch several times a week, is that you will end up saving money.

Skip the chips and cookies. Give yourself healthy snack choices like fresh fruit, cut vegetables, nuts, unbuttered popcorn, or sunflower seeds. A doctor or dietician may have more suggestions that are tailored to fit your specific health needs.

Water Instead of Soda
One way to lose weight is to stop drinking soda. Most sodas have a whole lot of calories and sugar. They aren’t very healthy! Instead, bring a water bottle with you and drink water. This change gives you many benefits. You will be better able to stay hydrated. You won’t be consuming any calories from the water. Those of you who can get water from your tap at home will save the money you would have spent on soda.

Exercise is Important
Many people think that the key to weight loss is to stop eating, or to eat a dramatically smaller amount than they used to. In reality, the best way to lose weight is to combine a healthy diet with regular exercise. Start adding some extra walking into your daily routine. You don’t necessarily have to spend money on a gym membership in order to get some exercise.

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Get Cash Back on Bananas, Orange Juice, Lemons & More

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to IbottaSnap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

Bananas
Any brand. Excludes frozen varieties.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Any soda
Any variety, any size.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Any orange juice
Any variety, any size.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Lemons
Any variety of fresh lemons.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Limes
Any variety of fresh limes.
Cash Back: $0.25
This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Boursin® Cheese
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.50

PEOPLE Magazine
Any newsstand issue.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Carmex® Lip Balm
Any variety. Excludes Carmex® Moisture Plus® Lip Balm. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.60

Carmex® Skin Care
4 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment
0.07 oz.
Cash Back: $3.00

TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce Flavors
Any size, any flavor.
Cash Back: $0.75

Pledge®
Any variety. Excludes Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner.
Cash Back: $1.00

Arla Dofino® Cheese
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Minute Maid® Frozen Novelties
Offer valid on 12 pack MINUTE MAID® Juice Bars, 8 pack MINUTE MAID® Soft Frozen Lemonade Variety Pack, and 8 pack MINUTE MAID® Soft Frozen Limeade Variety Pack Cherry/Limonada.
Cash Back: $0.75

LUIGI’S® Real Italian Ice products
24 fl oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

SUPERPRETZEL® products
9 oz or larger, any variety. Excludes SUPERPRETZEL Soft Pretzel Bites and Poppers.
Cash Back: $0.75

Kim & Scott’s® Gourmet Pretzel products
7 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

SebaMed® Liquid Face & Body Wash
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash Back: $3.00

GoGargle!™
10 count.
Cash Back: $1.00

Fiber Choice® Fiber Supplement
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash Back: $3.00

Tagamet® Acid Reducer
30 count or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $2.00

Buy 3: Any McCormick® Grill Mates® products
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Nongshim Meal Noodles
Any flavor. Excludes Bowl Noodles and Cup Noodles. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.50

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
17 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Imagine® Chunky Style Soups
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Spice Blends
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents® Dryglaze™ Grilling Rubs
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Blue Dragon products
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Clabber Girl All Natural Non-GMO Corn Starch
6.5 oz can.
Cash Back: $0.50

Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder
4 oz. and 8.1 oz. canisters.
Cash Back: $0.50

MilkSplash™ Milk Flavoring
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Wild Garden® Hummus Dips
Any jar variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Any grocery trip over $60 for a chance to win $500†
†No purchase required. See all Contest details in the Official Rules at: www.checkout51.com/contests

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