Starbucks: 3 New Drinks for Valentine’s Day

Starbucks Valentines Drinks

Starting today through Valentine’s Day (2/14) you can try one of the 3 new drinks Starbucks has released. I’m sure you will find one of these to love.

Molten Hot Chocolate – Chocolaty chips and bittersweet mocha sauce are melted into steamed milk. You can add whipped cream that is infused with mocha and espresso. and a special espresso mocha drizzle on top.

Molten Chocolate Latte – Melted chocolaty chips are in the espresso. The steamed milk has a bittersweet mocha sauce. The whipped cream is infused with mocha and espresso and includes the espresso mocha drizzle. The latte comes iced or hot.

Molten Chocolate Frappuccino – The blended drink has coffee with chocolaty chips and mocha sauce blended with milk and ice. Top it off with the whip cream and drizzle.

Easy Way to Find the DPCI of a Product at Target

If you follow along on the Facebook page or check out our clearance posts you will see many photos of great clearance deals. I know lots of you like to use Brick Seek to check the inventory at your Target store.  To do this you need to DCPI code. Whenever there are some amazing clearance deals other readers often ask for the DPCI.   In some cases the person posting the deal may not see the question or they may not have the DCPI (if they didn’t buy the item).   Today I am sharing an easy way you can find the DCPI of an item at Target using Target.com.

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Here is an item Lindsay posted on Facebook that she got for $59.98.

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She also posted a close-up of the clearance sticker which contains the DCPI, it is the number just above the clearance price.

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If she didn’t post the DPCI, you can easily find it at Target.com.   Just search for a product at Target.com, click on the product page and scroll down until you see the DCPI listed.  I fount he following information when I searched “Little Tikes Jr. Jump and Slide Bouncer”.  It’s super easy!

Prep for College Football Playoffs with Dr Pepper & Sweet Pork Tacos

Sweet Pork Tacos with Dr Pepper

It’s almost time for the College Football Playoffs, which means it’s almost time to cheer on your favorite team and hang out with family and friends.  Game day is even more fun with refreshing drinks and yummy food.   Dr Pepper is great both as a drink and even as an ingredient in some of your favorite recipes.

Dr Pepper College Football Playoffs

Dr Pepper is a proud supporter of the College Football Playoffs.  In fact, it’s rumored that Dr Pepper concession worker Larry Culpepper actually invented the College Football Playoffs.   Make sure you catch the Playoff Semifinals on December 31st in the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl.   The National Championship game will take place on Monday, January 11 in Glendale, Arizona.

For even more Dr Pepper and College Football Playoff fun head over to DailyBreak.com and take a football quiz, upload photos, watch videos and more.

To prep for the games you can stop by Target to score some sweet savings on Dr Pepper with a Cartwheel offer for 20% off all Dr Pepper soda.   Dr Pepper is an ingredient in one of my favorite dishes for Sweet Pork Tacos.   This dish would be perfect for your football watching party.   It’s a real crowd pleaser!

Sweet Pork Taco Ingredients

Sweet Pork Taco Ingredients:

  • 3 lb Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 can of Dr Pepper
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce (15 oz cans)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Add all ingredients into slow cooker.  Set on low and cook for 6-8 hours.

Shred Pork

When meat is done, shred pork and add to a bowl and spoon some of the sauce from the slow cooker over the pork.   The pork turns out super juicy and the combination of the Dr Pepper and brown sugar gives it a really nice sweet flavor.

Sweet Pork Tacos

Assemble the tacos by adding the following on top of flour tortillas: shredded sweet pork, cabbage, black beans and Pico de gallo.  Top with sour cream and fresh cilantro.  Yum!  This meat can also be used for pork sliders, which is another great option when it comes to great football friendly food.

Dr Pepper Target

Make sure you are ready for the College Football Playoffs by stocking up on Dr Pepper at your local Target store.   Don’t forget to take advantage of the Cartwheel offer for 20% off all Dr Pepper soda.  This Cartwheel is good on all Dr Pepper packs and all Dr Pepper flavors  like Regular, Diet, Cherry, and Diet Cherry.   Cartwheel offer is good through 1/2/16.

Dr Pepper Cartwheel Target

This post is sponsored by Dr Pepper.   All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Save 10% on Target Gift Cards on 12/20

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Save 10% on Target Gift Cards!!!
(December 20th only)

Many of you have been asking me when Target will have the sale on their gift cards again.  I didn’t think it was going to happen this year, but I just found out they WILL be having a one-day sale where you can save 10% on Target gift cards.  The 10% off sale is good in-store and online on Sunday, December 20th.  You can shop online for Target gift cards, I will do my best to let you know when the sale is live.

Target 10 Days of Deals: 25% off Beauty & Personal Care Purchase

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Today is the last day of the 10 days of deals at Target.  Today’s deal is 25% off beauty or personal care purchase valid both in-store and at Target.com through today only (12/1).  To get the discount online use the code BEAUTY when you check out at Target.com.  Keep an eye on the page of each item, because in many cases you can also get an extra 10% off with the code SHINE at checkout.  If you plan to shop in-store, text BEAUTY to 827438 to have this coupon sent straight to your mobile device.

Valid in the following categories:

  • Cosmetics and cosmetics bags
  • Body wash and bar soap
  • hand and body lotion
  • Fragrances
  • Deodorant
  • Skin care
  • Oral care
  • Hair care
  • Gift sets
  • Shave

Here are a few deals you can score in-store with this coupon:

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Pantene Shampoo & Conditioners $3.49 ~ Buy 4
Save 25% off beauty Target mobile or in-ad coupon (text BEAUTY to 827438 valid 12/1 only) (-$3.49)
$5/3 coupon from 11/29 P&G insert
Pay = $5.47
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 12/5)
Final Price = $.12 each after you factor in gift card

Secret Deodorant $3.97 ~ Buy 4
Save 25% off beauty Target mobile or in-ad coupon (text BEAUTY to 827438 valid 12/1 only) (-$3.97)
(2) $2/2 printable coupon
Pay = $7.91
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 12/5)
Final Price = $.73 each after you factor in gift card

Gillette Deodorants $3.99 ~ Buy 4
Save 25% off beauty Target mobile or in-ad coupon (text BEAUTY to 827438 valid 12/1 only) (-$3.99)
(4) $1/1 printable coupon (need 2 computers)
Pay = $7.97
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 12/5)
Final Price = $.74 each after you factor in gift card

Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner $4.99 ~ Buy 4
Save 25% off beauty Target mobile or in-ad coupon (text BEAUTY to 827438 valid 12/1 only) (-$4.99)
(2) $3/2 coupon from 11/29 P&G insert
Pay = $8.97
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 12/5)
Final Price = $.99 each after you factor in gift card

Old Spice Deodorant $3.99 ~ Buy 4
Save 25% off beauty Target mobile or in-ad coupon (text BEAUTY to 827438 valid 12/1 only) (-$3.99)
(4) $.75/1 printable coupon (need 2 computers)
Pay = $8.97
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 12/5)
Final Price = $.99 each after you factor in gift card

Schick Disposable Razor $5.99 ~ Buy 2
Save 25% off beauty Target mobile or in-ad coupon (text BEAUTY to 827438 valid 12/1 only) (-$3.00)
$7/2 printable coupon
Final Price = $.99 each

Olay Body Wash $4.99 ~ Buy 4
Save 25% off beauty Target mobile or in-ad coupon (text BEAUTY to 827438 valid 12/1 only) (-$4.99)
(4) $1.10/1 printable coupon
Pay = $10.57
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 12/5)
Final Price = $1.39 each after you factor in gift card

Festive Cranberry Orange Punch with Canada Dry TEN

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.  All opinions are my own. #BrighTENtheSeason

Festive Cranberry Orange Punch with Canada Dry TEN

My favorite time of year is the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Those weeks are filled with family fun, service for others and good food.  We love to open up our home and host a party or two.   One of the things that I enjoy most about the holidays is the festive food and drink that add to our fun family events.   

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The weekend I look forward to most is the one following Thanksgiving, we pack it full of fun family activities (and great food & drinks).  Spending time with family is one of the most important things we can do.   Having traditions helps our family bond, brings us closer together and it gives us memories to last a lifetime.  We have traditions that we do every year on Thanksgiving weekend and here are just a few of the things we plan:

  • My mom, sister and I head out for some Black Friday shopping and lunch.
  • Our family treks over to the local tree farm to find the perfect Christmas tree.  We spend a day decorating the tree and our home.
  • We listen to Christmas music.
  • We take out the Advent Activity Calendar and plan fun events for the month of December.
  • We kick off the holiday weekend with some festive treats and drinks.

Here is a drink we plan on serving several times during the holidays.   It’s great for parties because you can easily mix it together in a punch bowl and the sherbet keeps it cool.  Plus, it is pretty too!

Festive Cranberry Orange Punch Ingredients

Festive Cranberry Orange Punch:

  • 2 liter bottle of Canada Dry TEN®
  • Bottle of cranberry juice (64 oz)
  • 8 scoops orange sherbet with vanilla swirl or plain orange sherbet (feel free to use more or less to your preference)
  • 2-3 oranges for garnish (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup of cranberries for garnish

Add Canada Dry TEN

Combine the cranberry juice and Canada Dry TEN® (full flavor, only 10 calories) in a large punch bowl.

Add Sherbet

Add about 8 scoops of sherbet into the bowl.

Slice Oranges

Slice oranges to add as a garnish for the punch.

Add Orange Slices and Cranberries

Garnish punch with orange slices and cranberries.

Festive Cranberry Orange Punch

I love how festive it looks!    You can also dress up your serving table by adding ribbon, ornaments and pine cones.  It’s a super simple and easy way to make your table a little more festive.

Find more ideas from select bloggers sharing their perfect holiday moments.

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Want to add some fun and festive drinks to your next get-together?   Next time you head to Target pick up your favorite TEN soda and save with the following Cartwheel offers.

Cartwheel offer:

  • 30% off 12-pack of Canada Dry TEN®, 7UP TEN®, A&W TEN®, Sunkist® TEN™ Soda
  • 10% off 8-pack 12oz bottles of Canada Dry®, 7UP®, A&W®, Sunkist® Soda and more

From Nov 16 – Dec 12, (5) $100 Target GiftCards™ will be given away each week to those who upload an Instagram, Facebook or Twitter photo showing how they #BrighTENtheSeasonSweepstakes. All winners must be at least 18 years old. 

#BrighTENtheSeason Sweepstakes

Target: 10 Days of Deals

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Mark your calendars!  Starting 11/22, Target will be releasing a new deal every day as part of their 10 days of deals promo.  Save big on popular items for the whole family through 12/1.  As an example, on November 23rd, you can save 20% on kitchenware and on November 25th, buy one frozen pizza get one FREE!  Some of the deals will be via mobile coupons which you can request (the mobile coupons won’t be available until the day of the sale so you will need to wait to request them)  Here are all of the 10 daily deals:

  • 11/22 ~ 10% off electronics & entertainment
  • 11/23 ~ 20% off kitchen purchase
  • 11/24 ~ 40% off sleepwear
  • 11/25 ~  buy one get one frozen pizza FREE
  • 11/26 ~  Store-wide doorbuster deals
  • 11/27 ~  spend $75 and save 20% off one shopping trip between December 4-13
  • 11/28 ~ $50 off a Holiday Shop purchase of $100 or more
  • 11/29 ~  buy two get one action figures & fashion dolls FREE
  • 11/30 ~ 15% off at Target.com
  • 12/1   ~  25% off all beauty

We will post reminders about each and every deal on the day they are live. Fun stuff!