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Charity, Shopping & You

Have you ever been at the grocery store and they have food item or product at the end of the counter, then after they ring up your groceries, they ask: "Would you like to donate $1 for (fill in the blank) charity?".  More often than not, most people say yes because, they have already purchased my groceries and hey, what is an extra dollar?   

How about when you get that call on the phone to ask if you would please buy a magazine subscription at a ridiculously low rate to help a particular charity to raise money?  Again, most people would sign up because well, they like to read and always wanted that particular magazine.  Normally you would not subscribe to it as it is an unnecessary expense.  But now it is for charity so, why not?  You get the enjoyment of your favorite magazine and the charity gets the funds it needs.  

These methods are just some of the ways that charities have instituted to help them to raise funds. Rather than ask outright, why not give people something that they may already want while asking for a donation.  Retailers have similar way of working.   Product Red aka  (PRODUCT)RED was formed to raise awareness to awareness and funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa.  

And as most people know, pink products are what Avon has to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.  They have also introduced purple products for the fight against domestic violence.  

Tastefully Simple has also joined the ranks of retail brands introducing products for charity.  Their cause is Share Our Strength via No Kid Hungry campaign to fight against child hunger in America.

These are just some of the ways that charities try to make it easier for people to give.  Whether it be beautiful clothes and jewelry or delicious gourmet food, charity can now be more than an annual event.  Giving to charity is no longer something that is considered obligatory.  You can give when you want, how ever you want and feel rewarded by not only in making the contribution, but getting something that you can enjoy as well.  Charity can truly begin at home.
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Host a June party and earn products for your OWN backyard bash!

Host rewards:

  • Have a $500 party: Get our Backyard Basics Collection!
  • Have a $900 party: Get our Servin’ Up Sunshine Collection!
  • Have a $1,500 party: Get both collections!

You’ll also be entered in our Birthday Call Sweepstakes to win $115 in Tastefully Simple products!*

Parties must be held June 1 – 30, 2010. Ask me for details!

*Answer your phone saying ‘Happy Birthday Tastefully Simple!’ during your party when they call you.

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Tastefully Simple’s Fall/Winter product line is coming to an END! Stock up NOW on your favorites! Once they leave on March 7th- there is NO GUARANTEE they will ever return!

Order 3 or more F/W Products before March 5th and receive $1 off each OR a FREE Bountiful Beer Bread ($5 value). Call Kimberlee Stevenson at tastefullykims@gmail.com to place you order!

Book your SPRING party with me by March 5th and receive a FREE Drink Mix! (a $10 value) Call me to pick a date!

Everybody’s Chili Mix

Bowtie Pasta & Chicken Cacciatore Mix

Hearty Chicken & Dumpling Soup Mix

Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix

Pasta & Portabella Beef Stroganoff Mix

Oven Baked Mac & Cheese Mix

Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning

Oh So Olive Dip Mix

Bruschetta Cheese Ball Mix

Cheese It Up! Crisps

Cheesy Chive Warm Dip Mix

Sesame Teriyaki Stir-Fry Sauce

Roasted Garlic & Herb Dip Mix

Sweet Bell Pepper Dip Mix

Gotta Lotta Garlic Salsa

Ruby Orange Slush Drink Mix

Berry Sunrise Raspberry Syrup

Berry Sunrise Raspberry Pancake & Waffle Mix

Carrot Pecan Bread

Awesome Amaretto Cocoa Mix

Warm Up! Mulling Spice

Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Mousse Mix

Apple Crisp Cheese Ball Mix

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Booklet

Seedless Black Raspberry Preserves

Oh, So Berry Granola Snack Mix

Nutty Good Granola Snack Mix

Cranberry Tangerine Cheesecake Mix with Spiced Graham Cracker Crust Mix

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Feeling a little zen-like

Asian Zen Peanut ShrimpIngredientsAsian Zen™ Noodle & Sauce Mix1 cup water1/3 cup oil1/2 cup peanut butter1 lb. cooked, cleaned shrimp2 Tbsp. sliced green onionsChopped peanutsDirectionsCombine Sauce Mix packet and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; whisk well to blend. Pour sauce into a large skillet; heat gently over low heat. Add shrimp; heat gently for 2-3 minutes until shrimp is heated through. While sauce cooks, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in noodles. Boil 5 minutes; stirring occasionally (watch carefully to avoid boiling over); drain. Serve sauce over hot noodles; garnish with green onions and peanuts. Makes 3-4 servings.Asian Zen Chicken Pasta SaladIngredientsAsian Zen™ Noodle & Sauce Mix2 - 3 cups cubed rotisserie chicken1 diced red bell pepper16 oz. shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix1/2 cup chopped peanutsFresh chopped cilantro for garnishDirectionsPrepare noodles and sauce mix as directed on package. Add chicken and red bell pepper. Chill 1 hour. Stir in shredded cabbage just before serving; garnish with peanuts and cilantro. Serve with purchased egg rolls. Makes 8-10 servings.Asian Zen Vegetable SaladIngredientsAsian Zen™ Noodle & Sauce Mix1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets1/2 cup Chinese pea pods8 oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained & chopped1/4 cup diced red bell pepper1 cup water1/3 cup vegetable oilDirectionsBring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in noodles, broccoli and pea pods. Boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Watch carefully to avoid boiling over.) Rinse noodles and vegetables in cold water; drain and set aside. Combine contents of Packet 2 with 1 cup water and oil; whisk to blend. Add prepared sauce and remaining ingredients to noodle mixture; cover and chill 1 hour. Makes 10-12 servings.All recipes are compliments of Tastefully Simple HQ Resident Chef Rosemary
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