This MONOPOLY Collect & Win game makes grocery shopping even more exciting. I usually shop once a week, and with this new game, my grocery shopping just became a whole lot more fun (and even a little competitive with my boyfriend who will be playing as well hehe :p).
I play the MONOPOLY Collect & Win game at my local Vons, but you can Shop, Play, Win! at any of the Albertsons Companies stores like Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, Carrs/Safeway, United Supermarkets, Amigos, Albertsons Market and Market Street stores. Visit www.ShopPlayWin.com to get started.
From February until May, you can head to your local store (my go-to is Vons) and pick up the SHOP, PLAY, WIN!® Collect & Win Game featuring MONOPOLY game board. You can collect pieces each time you make select purchases from the promotion list, which is available at your local store or on the VONS app. No longer is grocery shopping just buying what’s on your list, now it is fun, exciting, and a challenge you’ll want to WIN big at!
If you are more of an app person, you can win additional prizes by playing the online game on the Shop, Play, Win App! Collect tickets and game boards in-store. The app also provides a helpful guide to see which items are part of the promotion, so you can tailor your shopping accordingly! And you can track your tickets via the app.
It wouldn’t be a great game without some amazing prizes! When you SHOP, PLAY, WIN!®, you have the chance to get exclusive discounts, win free items and win grand prizes like cash, trips and more!
Are you ready to SHOP, PLAY, WIN? I sure am!
Head to the SHOP, PLAY, WINapp or website to learn how you can SHOP, PLAY, WIN!
ICYMI – we are off to Disney World in Florida to celebrate my birthday + anniversary! We decided to make it a bit of a tradition after making the trip last year for my birthday + our anniversary as well and we had the BEST time. I am a total kid at heart + absolutely love Disney so that is why I couldn’t be more excited to be there in just a few days! From the fun rides, to the yummy treats to the magical experiences, Disney is my forever happy place so that is why I am getting in the magical spirit by rounding up my favorite Disney goodies here on the blog!
I am off to Florida for a long overdue vacay! That means logging off, relaxing + enjoying some time with my boo. We are heading to Disney to celebrate my birthday + our anniversary! We are making it our tradition to head to Florida to kick off a new year and celebrate these occasions so that means I am usually prepping beginning in early January for all of the goodies I want to bring along on our trip. From colorful swimsuits to durable luggage to the perfect pair of sunnies + floppy hat, I rounded up my favorite vacay must-haves below!
Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and while I am all excited to share some outfit inspo + gift guides with you all, I wanted to kick things off with a little love talk + what Valentine’s Day is all about…for me at least haha :p
Now although I am in a happy, healthy + loving relationship now, love was certainly one of the most difficult things for me to find + achieve in my life (yes I said achieve…more on that later). For years I dated both in NY + LA and while I had short lived relationships here + there, absolutely nothing compares to the loving partnership I have now. What I have now is the type of relationship I wouldn’t have been ready for a few years ago, to be completely honest I wasn’t mature or smart enough yet to open my eyes to what is really important in life… yes, I was one of those gals that felt it was all about the car you drove, the outfit you wore, would we look like a power couple, would you go all over social media with me, be the Jay Z to my Beyonce and basically take over the world wearing LV + Chanel (my boyfriend would cringe if he heard this haha but he knows I have matured since we got together haha :p).
Fast forward to now…My boyfriend is so not into designer stuff although he supports my obsession (within reason), he makes practical financial decisions I never would have in the past, he thinks ahead to the future + he is not on Instagram (crazy I know considering that’s what I do everyday haha :p) A few years ago I wouldn’t have been ready for a relationship where my boyfriend tries to avoid going out to dinner + instead encourage us to save money for better experiences or things we want or I would have been bored watching On The Money or anything stock market related, or I wouldn’t have been ready to stop thinking of just myself + actually think, care + love another person.
While I am far from old + wise, I am turning 27 in a few weeksand for the first time in my life I feel stable. I know who I am, I know what I believe in and because I truly know + love who I am (for the most part) I was in turn able to truly love someone else. I realized all of the dumb ideas I had in my head from my teens to early 20s were just that…dumb. I had a checklist of everything I wanted + ‘needed’ in a partner, I was picky as sh** + I was basically all about me + just wanted a guy along for the ride – the absolutely wrong way to find + achieve love.
While I am all about being an independent, strong woman, I realized thanks to my boyfriend that life is way better when you have a partner to experience it with who you respect + want to be with everyday because you LOVE each other not because you need each other or just because you don’t want to be alone. While every woman should find a guy that loves + adores her, that doesn’t just happen without work on BOTH sides (it isn’t just ‘if you can’t accept me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best’…great quote but unrealistic, why the hell should a guy accept you at your worst if you don’t make the effort to get to know, accept + understand them as well, I often times find the women that post that quote all over social media do so because they don’t want to make compromises of their own – more on that later).
When I was younger I had such a fear of being alone that I was trying to fit puzzle pieces together that simply wouldn’t work. I would make excuses if a guy was an a**, I made excuses for myself if it didn’t work out + it was maybe my fault, I blamed my issues on everyone else other than me + I didn’t want to actually better myself because I thought I was the sh** + that meant a guy who truly loves me would just deal with it – WRONG.
New Flash – LOVE is not just accepting every single part of a person the good, bad + the ugly without speaking up, compromising or possibly changing a little…love is truly understanding each other + becoming better people together and independently of one another. LOVE is when you feel crappy the other person is there to pick you up + help you overcome that challenge, LOVE is when you are annoying the other person, you make efforts to fix that, LOVE is doing things you may not have wanted to do but because you care deeply for the other person you compromise + do them (shout out to my BF for becoming my photographer, something he certainly was against but now has become so supportive with it), LOVE is understanding who your partner is + wanting to be together because life would be not as fun without them not because you couldn’t ever survive without them. That is why I say you find but also ‘achieve‘ love. Even if you have love at first site, in order to sustain it you have to put the effort in + that is what, I truly love about love. I enjoy putting the work in, as my boyfriend always says, you get what you give…that principle is one that should be applied to ALL aspects of your life. Think about it, at work you get a promotion or you get hired based on the effort you put in, you make more money when you bust your butt to do so, you loose weight by working out, eating right + making the effort to do so. LOVE works the same way, it doesn’t just happen, it happens because YOU make it happen.
When I see my boyfriend everyday he makes me smile without even trying, when he asks me to not do a certain thing (like mention his name on my blog or post photos of him on my social media) I respect it + him and don’t do it (trust me this was hard because all I wanted to do was show the world how in love we are but I realized other people aren’t needed to validate our love + that was my immaturity coming out), when he says he has my back, I truly believe he does + he actually does (and I have his).
In my opinion that is LOVE. That didn’t happen overnight. We have been together 2 years now + while we rarely argue, there are definitely times we don’t see eye to eye, times I freak out or over react, times I am trying to communicate + feel like I am hitting a wall BUT rather than us get frustrated we always work it out – that is a relationship + that is LOVE. LOVE is not easy, LOVE is not just finding a person you are attracted to + have things in common with, LOVE is actually being a better person with your partner + together you both put in the effort to make that LOVE grow.
I know Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about ‘LOVE‘ but when you find love + (achieve) it, it happens everyday, you don’t necessarily need a holiday to acknowledge it (I am in no way being a sour sally + trashing Valentine’s Day haha I enjoy it but it just isn’t crucial). I think when I was single I was so harped on having a partner to celebrate Valentine’s Day with (because I saw it in my face all day in person or on social media + had major FOMO) but now that I am truly in a loving relationship, Valentines’s Day has just become a day for me to post red, pink + heart themed photos and a day that I look at my boyfriend, smile + say let’s stay in and avoid busy restaurants ♥
I know the whole ‘New Year, New Me‘ thing is a tad cliche but when you are actually taking steps to make a New YOU happen, I find it is totally justified + exciting. ICYMI – for the past 6 months I have been on the Jenny Craig Rapids Results program to loose my goal weight of 80 pounds! When I started this journey I thought it was nearly impossible to reach that goal but after seeing results within a month of being on the program, I became a full on believer!
For years I struggled with my weight. Whether it was binge eating, eating junk like fast food (oh Chick-Fil-A…you taste so good but as my favorite shark from Shark Tank Kevin O’leary likes to say…a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips haha) or simply not taking care of myself, I was 26 and felt like although I was happy with my career + personal life, I didn’t like the girl I saw in the mirror. For a gal who is constantly taking photos + putting herself out there for the world to see, I was able to tell when I gained weight + although no one else was saying anything, I finally said to myself ‘It’s time to get myself together + loose some weight‘.
Now I have tried dieting + working out for years but it wasn’t till I joined Jenny Craig that I felt I could actually take control, get the results I want + not be miserable while doing it! Whether it was Keto or no carb or cleansing, those diets made me feel like a cranky gal (and my BF was not having it haha :p), so what I truly love about Jenny Craig is the fool proof plan for success + delicious food.
Jenny Craig makes loosing weight easy. When you sign up, you tell them your goals, your food preferences etc + they work with you to set you on track for success. Any given week, I get to eat pizza, cheesecake, mac & cheese, waffles + more (yea…no joke, the food is SO SO good)! In the past I felt like I was depriving myself of the food I craved, but now I don’t have those cravings anymore. Was there an initial struggle? Heck Yeah! To be honest my second month I was sad + said to my BF all I want is to go to the movies + have popcorn…luckily my BF being the supportive guy he is said NO. He said I will be mad now but later on when I hit my goal I will be thankful, and he is 100% right.
When I look at myself in the mirror now or in photos, I feel confident + pretty. I see the gal I want to be + I see a gal who can accomplish anything. No crazy workouts, no fad diets, no depriving myself…just following the Jenny Craig Rapids Results program has helped me reach my halfway mark for my weight loss journey – I am now down 40 pounds!!
What is awesome about the Jenny Craig Rapid Results program is that if you follow the program (just the menu, no workout necessary), on average you’ll have weight loss of 1-2 lbs. /week. How great is that?!
I am still in disbelief when I look at myself in the mirror + now when we go to the movies I bring my Jenny Craig popcorn with me + feel like a winner. Sure, some days I just want to head to the drive thru or eat chinese food or something loaded with calories but then I look in the mirror + say to myself…this feels way too good to give up + cheat 🙂
If your New Year’s Resolution is to loose weight + take control of your health, I HIGHLY encourage you to try Jenny Craig, I truly can’t emphasize enough what it has done + will continue to do for me. If you feel helpless or hopeless remember Jenny is here to support you + I am more than happy to be your cheerleader along the way! Let’s show 2019 who is boss!
This post was sponsored by Jenny Craig but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.