Nutrisystem through Groupon a best buy

Currently the Costco “weekends on your own” meal plan cards are unavailable, but there’s good news! Groupon.com has a discounted first month of a weekends on your own plan, where you can pick your own foods for $150 the first month, or upgrade when you’re redeeming the groupon code at Nutrisystem.com to include frozen foods for another $35. Here’s the link: https://www.groupon.com/deals/nutrisystem-213-national While the ongoing monthly costs is more than the Costco deal, the option to upgrade to include frozen foods wasn’t available with the costco meal plan card. So this is currently the best buy, which I went for.

Some days Groupon sends out “save an additional 20% or 30% on a groupon” code in email which lowers the initial groupon cost even further. The following months of auto-delivery will be at $250 or $285(with frozen food upgrade) directly billed by Nutrisystem, so the Costco discounted $100 gift cards for $79.99 Nutrisystem.com will come in handy, for the next months’ auto-delivery orders. Maybe those will even be lower if they follow last years example  and discount them more in March – April.

The Groupon meal plan includes 20 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 snacks and 20 dinners, along with a meal tracker booklet. No “extras” like mixer-cups, turbo shakes, nutricrush bars, or green plastic meal portion thingys, but the basics are there to follow a Nutrisystem meal plan for 20 days.

Once you’re registered, the Auto-delivery orders can be moved back and forwards as well to keep the foods coming in a timely fashion. Since the regular “28-day” Nutrisystem plans don’t actually include 28 of each entree type anymore, expecting you to “flex” some lunch and dinner meals, I don’t see this 20 day version as being a problem. I would have liked the eating out guide to have been included.

Here’s the actual link they put you though to register with Nutrisystem where you’ll enter your groupon delivered code as part of the checkout process.  http://www.nutrisystem.com/jsps_hmr/diet-plans/weight-loss-plans.jsp?plan=wmw&utm_medium=partner&utm_source=groupon&utm_campaign=grouponwoyo516 You’ll need to enter credit card info for your auto-deliveries.

There was also a “Presidents Day” sale on Ala Carte orders at Nutrisystem for 50% off this week.  Check around other holidays for similar sales for things which didn’t quite fit into the “weekends on your own”  orders.

Did I say I’m down 20lbs since restarting Nutrisystem the weekend after Thanksgiving?

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Nutrisystem plan is back at Costco

unpacking the Nutrisystem 28-day (20 days food) plan purchased through Costco.

When I went looking to restart Nutrisystem after Thanksgiving, my first thought was to check out Costco.com for their gift cards and 20-day pick your own foods plan, which was unavailable.  I’m glad to say its back!   Continue reading

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Starting Nutrisystem Grocery List

Make a filling salad to get veggie servings with lunch

For week one (the turbo 10 plan) I added some more foods. Folks with over 100lbs to lose should probably have more daily calories…  The scale was down over 6lbs for the week. Continue reading

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HGTV Dream Home 2017 tour is up!

HGTV Dream Home 2017 in St Simons Island, GA

HGTV Dream Home 2017 in St Simons Island, GA

The online tour is up for the HGTV 2017 Dream Home at www.hgtv.com/dreamhome.  Lots of photos, 360-degree pics, and videos to look at.   The annual sweepstakes will begin taking online entries Dec. 28, 2016.  The grand prize includes the fully furnished home, a 2017 Honda Pilot Elite SUV, and a $250,000 check from Continue reading

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my Nutrisystem 2016 reboot

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Some 2016 Nutrisystem entrees

After floundering on my own for a couple of years, and needing to lose weight, I decided maybe I should try a Nutrisystem diet again.  The structured meal plan helped me to lose weight in the past. Continue reading

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Nutrisystem Forum gone!

The bad news… Thinking about restarting a NutriSystem diet plan, I went looking for the support bulletin board system at forums.members.nutrisystem.com only to find it had been completely shutdown, and archive.org didn’t have the postings archived.  No more official NS bboards…

The good news is that some of the previous NS members who frequented the old forum have made an unofficial replacement with much of the old tips and hints for following the NutriSystem diet plan available at http://ns-refugees.freeforums.net/

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HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 is taking entries

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor Michigan

HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor Michigan

The 2016 HGTV Urban Oasis sweepstakes is taking entries.  This year it is another beautiful home remodel.  The 2016 home is found in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filled with items from Overstock.com.  The Urban Oasis 2016 television special has been on a few times already as I’m posting this.  I was waiting in a Doctor’s office when it was on their TV this morning, which reminded me I forgot to put up a blog post about it.  I completely slipped posting on the Blog Cabin 2016 giveaway, a beautiful home in Panacea Florida along with a Mazda car, which should have its winner announcement any time now…

Enter at … http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-urban-oasis/sweepstakes
and again at http://www.diynetwork.com/hgtv-urban-oasis

Good Luck everyone!   You can read more about it, and do the online tour at http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-urban-oasis

Upcoming…. It looks like the 2017 HGTV Dream Home is in the finalizing stages and will be an awesome sweepstakes to enter in January.  A beautiful completely remodeled home with a swimming pool on St Simons Island, Georgia, along with a Honda Pilot car and $250,000.

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Smart Home 2016 tour is up

HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC

The HGTV Smart Home giveaway will start taking entries April 12, but you can start viewing photos, videos and 360-degree tours now at HGTV.com

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Master’s Hammer and Chisel – Part 1

The Master's Hammer and Chisel Deluxe Package

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel Deluxe Package

Just in time for 2016 Fitness resolutions BeachBody has released the new workout program “The Master’s Hammer and Chisel”.  The regular program comes with the 6 standard workout DVDs, a Quickstart guide, 60-day calendar, Continue reading

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21 Day FIX program – Part 2

21Day FIX DVDs

21Day FIX DVDs

Part 2 – The Workouts of 21 Day FIX

The 21 Day FIX program comes with a seven day repeating exercise schedule.  Instead of taking days off for rest, it divides the week with what it calls “active rest days” featuring pilates-style and yoga-style workouts.   Continue reading

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