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HGTV Smart Home 2017 is taking entries

The HGTV Smart Home 2017 sweepstakes is now taking entries at both HGTV.com and DIYnetwork.com.  More details of the smart home are available at hgtv.com/design/smarthome.  I’ll just note its a new build in Scottsdale, AZ, not a remodeled home, which … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Nutrisystem plan is back at 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!  

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Starting Nutrisystem Grocery List

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.

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HGTV Dream Home 2017 tour is up!

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 … Continue reading

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my Nutrisystem 2016 reboot

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.

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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 … Continue reading

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HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 is taking entries

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 … Continue reading

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Smart Home 2016 tour is up

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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HGTV Dream Home 2016 Online Tour is up

The 20th HGTV Dream Home Giveaway starts taking entries Dec. 29th 2015, but you can start touring it now online at hgtv.com/dreamhome with Videos, Photos, and more information.  The grand prize will feature this fully furnished, decorated home and landscaped … Continue reading

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