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Sandra’s Celebrates National Chicken Month While Celebrating the Earth

The chicken brand’s Upcycle campaign focuses on sustainability.

In honor of National Chicken Month this September, Sandra‘s all natural chicken brand is highlighting its commitment to sustainability.

The chicken brand launched #UpcycleWithSandras, a unique sustainability campaign designed to encourage consumers to repurpose and reuse product packaging to reduce waste. To help with ideas, the inside of Sandra‘s packaging features different printed designs of fun, reusable items like bookmarks, thought bubbles, recipe cards, coupons and patterns that can be colored to create something new.

“We value sustainability and being good stewards of the environment,” says Marketing Manager Alicia Mort. “We’ve taken something that would normally be thrown out and given consumers options to reuse it for another purpose. Whether it’s cutting out one of the mustaches to snap a fun photo or coloring in the patterns printed inside the box, the Upcycle campaign is a way to encourage thinking ‘outside of the box’ and promote sustainability.”

In conjunction with the campaign, the company that makes Sandra‘s chicken also aims to reduce waste and build a broader sustainable culture within its operations.

“Our staff is focused on identifying long-term sustainability projects that helps the company work toward its goal of becoming a zero landfill operation,” says Mort. “Sandra‘s is doing our part by encouraging consumers to think about creative reuse of the product packaging.”

During National Chicken Month, Sandra’s is also celebrating its commitment to producing chicken products with better-for-you ingredients. The brand recently introduced its premium chicken entree line featuring antibiotic-free chicken and superfoods now in five flavor varieties: Cauliflower & Chia, Quinoa & Veggie, Kale & Pepperjack, Cordon Bleu, and Broccoli & Swiss.

For more information about Sandra‘s premium stuffed chicken breast entrees and the Upcycle sustainability campaign, including an #UpcycleWithSandras contest, visit

About Sandra’s:

Sandra’s is a line of all natural chicken entrée products made at Serenade Foods in Milford, Indiana. Since 1976, the family-owned company has manufactured chicken products for retail and foodservice markets. For more information, contact Sandra’s at 1-800-348-2812 or visit


FREE Chips & Guac on National Guacamole Day

On Wednesday, September 16, Rubio’s is celebrating National Guacamole Day by giving out free, freshly made chips and guacamole with any order. Rubio’s guacamole is made onsite daily, using rich Hass avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and natural sea salt. Simply redeem the coupon at any of Rubio’s participating locations.

Guests may use one coupon per order on this day, for either the free kids meal offer or free guac and chips. 

About Rubio’s Avocados:

Not all avocados are created equal. So Rubio’s source only Hass avocados for a buttery flavor and a rich, creamy texture. It’s also why, in Rubio’s humble opinion, they’re the very best in the world. These delicious Hass avocados arrive in Rubio’s kitchens where the workers pit, peel, mash, and slice them daily. You’ll find them in Rubio’s handmade guacamole or sliced up on top of many of your favorite dishes.

Operations at Rubio’s have shifted greatly due to COVID-19. While food safety and cleanliness have always been a top priority at Rubio’s, new initiatives include tamper-proof seals on all delivery orders, daily health checks for all team members, protective face coverings and gloves, extensive sanitizing and disinfecting of restaurants and patios, strict social distancing protocols inside and outside, and contact-free curbside or express pickup and free delivery, on all orders of $20 or more.

Guests are encouraged to order through the Rubio’s app and For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’sFacebook and Instagram


Rubio’s Offers FREE Kids Meals Every Wednesday in September

Rubio’s Coastal Grill has announced that kids eat free every Wednesday in September in locations across California, Arizona and Nevada. Get a free kids meals with the purchase of any adult entree using the coupon

“Quarantine and remote learning have been incredibly challenging for so many and we want to make it easier for busy families to enjoy a great meal as the new school year starts,” said Ralph Rubio, co-founder of Rubio’s. “Guests can get any kids meal on the menu free, with the purchase of an adult entrée, every Wednesday in September. Choices include the popular Kids Bean & Cheese Burrito, Kids Chicken Bowl and the recently added Build Your Own Tacos kids meal, all served with two sides and a drink.”

Operations at Rubio’s have shifted greatly due to COVID-19. While food safety and cleanliness have always been a top priority at Rubio’s, new initiatives include tamper-proof seals on all delivery orders, daily health checks for all team members, protective face coverings and gloves, extensive sanitizing and disinfecting of restaurants and patios, strict social distancing protocols inside and outside, and contact-free curbside or express pickup and free delivery, on all orders of $20 or more.

Guests are encouraged to order through the Rubio’s app and For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’sFacebook and Instagram


Love & Money: How to Date a Financial Opposite

You may feel it’s too early to talk about money with someone you’ve just started dating, or that your finances are not your partners businessbut this conversation can only help to strengthen the relationship.  In general, it’s best to use the first few dates as a time to feel out your partner’s value system on the things that matter to youand this includes discussing money. 


According to a CNBC report, finances are the leading cause of stress in long-term relationships, with 35 percent of respondents saying that money is a major source of conflict within their relationship. This is why its important for couples to open up their financial lives to one another so that they can do a real assessment of what is feasible based on their reality.  


If you can bare your body and soul to this person, you should be able to open up about your finances,” expresses money expert and Founder of FINancial SharktressGalit Tsadik, It is something that will impact the rest of your lives together and can cause a lot of friction in a relationship if not discussed!” 


They say opposites attract, and more often than not we find ourselves dating or marrying our financial opposite. Although dating someone with different values in money can be a challenge, it doesn’t mean the relationship can’t succeed. It only means you have to be more conscientious on how to manage the money and communicate around it.  Galit has a few tips on how to navigate through the relationship and find financial common ground.


1.Help first. Your resources are better than money! Have regularly scheduled money dates where you go over each other’s finances and offer advice/teach each other what you’ve learned over the years. Come with an open mind and listen to each other. 


2.) Don’t encourage unsustainable habits. For some reason, finances are a subject nobody wants to discuss. Does anyone ask whether the shiny new car parked outside was bought with cash or with credit? No. Does anyone discuss monthly saving plans and saving strategies? No. Does anyone address the many unnecessary items their partner buys on a whim, for instant gratification? Again, no. Just like you wouldn’t give a drunk an alcoholic drink to help them stop drinking, do not throw money at a person who engages in addictive spending behaviors. Throwing money at bad behavior is not the answer; it would only serve to make the problem grow even more out of control.


3.) Don’t be a borrower or a lender, your relationship will suffer! Stop being the ‘loving lender.’ Lending instead of simply giving seems the sensible thing to do. After all, this at least respects their ability to get back on their feet and pay you back. But, as with many of the factors behind the numbers and amounts in your budget, there are human factors that really make lending or borrowing a terrible idea when it comes to healthy financial relationships. Conversations can become tense, meals out become something to avoid rather than look forward to. Keep lending and your partner might be looking to you to pick up the check for the rest of your life: that’s not a healthy behavior to adopt!


4.Try out a money coach! Many financial coaches offer group programs. I’m partial to my group program, the Inner Shark Tribe, but most valid group programs will help. Just make sure the group culture as well as group leader is the right fit for you both. Join together and make getting financially healthy something fun you do together.


About Galit: Galit Tsadik is the founder & SHE.E.O. of FINancial Sharktress, as well as her namesake company, Tsadik G. Management and a respected money expert. Learn more at:


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Who’s the G.O.A.T.? — The Game of Ridiculous Excellence (and Goats) Gives Everyone a Chance to Shine

Looking for a fun game for ages eight and up? Look no further than Big G Creative’s new Who’s the G.O.A.T.?  game that just debuted at Target/

Who in your family, or quarantine pod, is the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.)? The answer is: Everyone! Who’s the G.O.A.T.?  lets family and friends learn about each other’s hidden talents, including physical talents such as walking on your knees or bowling with the little squishy goats; verbal talents such as yodeling; and written talents such as writing the most flavors of ice cream you can think of in thirty seconds.

New from Big G Creative, Who’s the G.O.A.T.? is the hilarious party game that’s one part prediction, one part competition, and all parts fun. Who’s the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.)? You are! Everyone’s the greatest at something. Who’s the G.O.A.T.? allows friends and family to discover each other’s hidden talents and is fun for all ages.

The game comes with six irresistible squishy goats. Players pick who they think will be the best at a variety of off-the-wall challenges, then vote by tossing their squishy goats. Goats will go flying around the room! It’s one bleating good time.

Play includes verbal challenges such as whistling or yodeling, physical challenges such as doing the robot dance or walking on your knees, and written challengessuch as writing in bubble letters or drawing the best goat.

“Everyone who plays this game will have the chance to feel successful at something,” said Shannon Swindle, Director of Product Development, Big G Creative. “You may not be the greatest at cartwheels, but maybe you’re the greatest at rolling your R’s or wiggling your ears.”

Score a tin can if you voted for the player who did it the greatest, and the G.O.A.T. scores a tin can for being great! The player with the most tin can tokens at the end of the game, wins.

For three to six players ages eight and up, Who’s the G.O.A.T.?  takes twenty minutes to play and includes six squishy goats, 200 challenge cards, 60 scoring tokens, one pad of paper, six pencils, and one sand timer.

Available now at Target stores nationwide and Target.comWho’s the G.O.A.T.? sells for $24.99. Published by Big G Creative, the game was invented by Peggy Brown.

About Big G Creative:

Big G Creative is a board game publisher where big ideas, big laughs and big games are a big deal. Big G Creative believes in the power of bringing people together to play, connect and create memories. Based in Nashville, Big G Creative has games for everyone including some of the best-loved properties in entertainment and pop culture. The award-winning games are available at mass market retailers nationwide and online.


Beautiful Pieces of Jewelry That Serve A Deeper Purpose

When was the last time you made a wish? Did it come true?

Wishbeads empower you to unlock your true abilities, dream your biggest dreams and make almost any wish come true by reminding you to stay focused and intentional – every day. So go ahead, wear it on you sleeve (well, your wrist really).

Take Your First Step

It’s time for you to reinvent the way you wish.

Psychologists agree that when you put a wish, dream or goal in writing it’s the first step toward making it happen. It’s like signing a contract with yourself. It’s powerful!

  1. Write it. – Visualize your greatest wish coming true. See it clearly in your mind’s eye. Write down your wish using the kit that is provided along with your jewelry
  2. Wear it. – Roll up the paper. Tuck it inside your beautiful gemstone jewelry. Wear your wish every day as a powerful visual reminder of the intention you’ve set.
  3. Witness. – Each day, whenever you see your jewelry, you’ll be reminded to take action, to live purposefully toward realizing your wish. Witness the power of you!

Wishbeads are intentional jewelry where you write down your wish, roll it up, and wear it inside your bracelet or necklace as a daily reminder to take action towards your wish. They come in a few different styles, the newest being the Recycled Glass Collection.

Fire Recycled Glass Bracelet

This collection features African recycled glass beads handmade by members of the Krobo Tribe in Ghana, Africa. Using centuries-old techniques, they form each bead by compressing the glass into a dry grain, heating the grain, and pouring into porcelain molds, before adding the stem of the cassava leaf to form the hole. The final heating burns the stem away and fuses the glass together. Vibrant colors and irregular shapes of each bead create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Write down your deepest wish, tuck it inside your Wishbeads bracelet, and wear it as a daily reminder to take action.

  • Features solid brass cylinder and screw cap
  • Includes 5 wishpapers
  • Hand strung beads and clasp
  • Bracelet lengths vary between 18.5cm-19cm

What’s Wishwork?

Written by Alexa Fischer (the founder!) Wishwork gives you the tools to make your wish and put it into action with daily lessons, journaling, and progress tracking.

Featured on Good Morning America, and called “a great book for anyone ready and willing to improve their life” by bestselling author Seth Godin.

“The entire idea for Wishbeads came to me in an instant. I created wish beads to be your opportunity to explore how powerful you are, to create exactly the life you want. It’s your own path to making your wishes come true. Have fun with the journey!”

                                                                       – Alexa Fischer, Founder

Your Purchase Gives Back

Wishbeads mission is to give girls the tools to take control of their future. Through the Wishbeads Workshop they teach goal setting, self confidence, positive mindset, and mindfulness training. Every purchase makes a Wishbeads Workshop possible for an underserved teen.

Of course, a Wishbeads paper bead bracelet is so more than just motivational jewelry. It’s a daily reminder for students to stay focused on their wishes, dreams, and goals. In a time of constant distraction, social media comparison, low self-esteem and high self-doubt, teens in particular benefit from the support and reminders they can get from their Wishbeads.

Wishbeads workshops have been enjoyed by hundreds of teens around the country, including experiences with GEM (The Girls Empowerment) in Baltimore, MD, GALS (The Girls Athletic Leadership School) in Panorama City, CA, and at PS1: Pluralistic School One in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more about Wishbeads Workshops for Teens, please contact them here!