Thursday, June 30, 2016

FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 7/10 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Rejoice, Relive & Reconnect at The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Charter One Bank! Enjoy the many exhibits on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.


This event is FREE and open to the public. 

The event excludes guide group tours. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™ |


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Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Ocean Spray Pact Fruit Infusions Juice (46 fl oz) on 7/1

Get your coupon this Friday ...

On Friday, July 1, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Ocean Spray Pact Fruit Infusions Juice (46 fl oz) at,

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, July 17, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, July 1, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 7/2 - Build an Ice Age Bowling Game

Build an Ice Age Bowling Game on July 2nd at the Home Depot

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with fun Kids Workshops at the Home Depot designed for children ages 5 - 12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Make an Ice Age Bowling Game
Saturday, July 2, 2016
9am - Noon

Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can create a cool Ice Age: Collision Course bowling game. Once the game is built, your child can decorate it with stickers of characters in the new Ice Age movie.

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE? ©2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.



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Saturday, June 25, 2016

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center Listings - June 14, 2016

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Posting Date: 06/23/2016
City Position is located: Grand Rapids
Ele's Place, a healing center for grieving children with branches in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Flint. Ele's Place is seeking a full time Program Director for the Grand Rapids, MI branch.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or related human services or medical sciences field.
Minimum of 5 years departmental management experience
Minimum 2 years of program coordination experience
Experience with support groups for adults and children
Experience working in grief support
Applicants can apply be emailing a cover letter and resume to

Posting Date: 06/22/2016
City Position is located: East Lansing
WKAR Office Assistant III
Broadcasting Services, College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University
WKAR at Michigan State University seeks applicants for an office assistant to provide service to WKAR customers, as well as liaise between donors and the development team to ensure timely and successful delivery of services. The successful candidate will have professional fundraising experience including direct mail, strong writing skills, be a detailed orientated individual with experience working within various databases. BA/BS preferred. Possession of a valid driver’s license required.
WKAR is part of Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences. It includes WKAR-TV, WKAR AM and FM Radio,, Radio Reading Service, WKAR Ready-To-Learn, and reaches more than a half-million mid-Michigan residents each week, and contributes to the educational experience of Michigan State University's 47,000-plus student body. For additional information, please visit
The search committee will begin review of applications on July 5, 2016. Qualified applicants can apply online by visiting and refer to job posting #3467.

Posting Date: 06/21/2016
City Position is located: Southfield
Small, stable nonprofit seeks part time bookkeeper for accounts receivable & payable, processing payroll through a company, creating monthly financial statements and assisting with budgeting and cash flow forecasting and grant reporting and billing. Requires strong knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel, prior bookkeeping experience and attention to detail. The ideal candidate is someone with nonprofit work experience and a personal interest in the environment and green living. This job is projected to average about 8 hours per week with considerable flexibility regarding times in office. Could be either contractual or part time employee depending on how the job is structured. $18-$22/hr. based on experience and other factors. To apply send cover letter and resume to Please include the word "bookkeeper" in the subject line.

Posting Date: 06/21/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
The Senior Financial Analyst will support the Director of Accounting and the CFO in financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, process analysis, investment analysis and management, in addition to providing general support to the Accounting Department.
To view a complete job description and to apply, please do so online at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Date: 06/21/2016
City Position is located: Birmingham
The Public Relations Manager is responsible for the coordination of the public relations, social media, internal and external marketing, and publications in an effort to help ensure enrollment target attainment and effective community awareness. The Public Relations Manager works directly with the School’s and the Hartmann-Eton Center for Teaching and Learning’s various constituents to identify stories and opportunities to promote the school within the school, in the community, and online. The Public Relations Manager reports to the Head of Advancement and works closely with the Head of School on Eton Academy and Center communications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (including but not limited to):
Prepare storytelling for weekly email, and content for tri-annual newsletter and social media updates; publish weekly email
Update social media links
Cultivate PR and media relationships
Create PR stories and press releases
Manage the publication of the tri-annual Spirit Newsletter (layout, writing, photos)
Manage the production of the Annual Report
Promote Open House events and activities
Manage the production of auction collateral
Create event flyers
Update and manage website content
Create Head of School communications
Maintain school calendar events
Promote the Center for Teaching and Learning
Experience in a similar role
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated self-starter with a highly collaborative style
Mission: Eton Academy educates students with reading, attention and other learning challenges - building academic skills and self-confidence in an accepting and supportive environment. Visit our website at to learn more about our school.

Posting Date: 06/21/2016
City Position is located: Home Office position
Shades of Pink Foundation provides temporary financial assistance to women experiencing financial distress as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis.
Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic community leader bringing vision to our foundation. This individual will share our passion for helping others and grow the organization through corporate sponsorships, media engagement, and fundraising efforts. We are looking for someone who will bring creative ideas and energy to our foundation operations and ensure the sustainability of SOPF. This is the senior officer for the foundation and this person will be the public face to the community and key contributors building financial and public support for our mission.
We offer a salary commensurate with experience, a compassionate culture, and a flexible work environment. Working hours occasionally include evenings and weekends. Part and full time applicants will be considered. Contract position, no benefits.
This role reports to a supportive and active Board and will participate in strategic planning and execution. This person will manage all aspects of fundraising, community relations, and marketing.
We are seeking a candidate with a BA/BS degree (preferred) and a strong business acumen. Knowledge of non-profits is preferred but training can be provided. Grant writing experience is a plus. Deep community connections and fundraising experience is ideal and h/she must have exceptional communication skills.
Shades of Pink Foundation has retained Apparatus Solutions for the search and identification of our Executive Director. Apply at or email your resume, cover letter and salary to

Posting Date: 06/21/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
Job description:
Principal Responsibilities and Activities:
Special Event management demonstrating annual growth
Experience in leading campaign strategies
Experience managing annual fund campaigns and appeals
Experience in securing individual gifts at $10,000 and above
Experience in securing corporate partnerships and gifts at $25,000+
Ability to create and analyze financial goals and fundraising reports
Experience using donor database systems
Ability to create and manage budgets
Ability to research and write successful grants
Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 7 years of concentrated fundraising experience for a nonprofit organization.
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
Excellent marketing and communications skills
Ability to motivate others
Experience as a proactive team leader
Management experience and ability to lead volunteers
Management of pledge events and telethons a plus!

Good Luck!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Get 50% off at Clothing at The Salvation Army Thrift Stores for their July 4th Sale

Salvation Army Thrift Stores host 
Fourth of July Sale

36 metro Detroit thrift stores offer 50 percent off clothing and more

Save by the dawn’s early light at The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center family thrift stores as they celebrate summer during the nonprofit’s annual Fourth of July Sale. Visit any of the 36 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Saturday, July 4. Most stores will open at 7 a.m.

In addition to 50 percent savings on clothing, shoppers will receive 10 percent off new mattresses and box springs and have opportunities to pick up great deals on accessories, home goods and other items during bonus sales announced throughout the day. From grilling and camping gear to shorts and water shoes, The Salvation Army is the place to save on summer attire and accessories.

“The Fourth of July celebrates the independence of our country, and our Fourth of July sale is helping more Americans become independent – from drugs and alcohol,” said Merle Miller, administrator of The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center. “By attending the sale and stocking up on summer essentials helps us to help the brave men and women who are facing their addictions at our rehabilitation centers.”

Proceeds from all stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center programs at the Detroit men’s and Romulus women’s campuses. The ARC program is an independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.

All thrift store merchandise is donated by community members. Help the ARC continue its work by dropping off gently used clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture and toys to the nearest Salvation Army thrift store donation center.

For specific hours of a Salvation Army thrift store and donation center near you, visit


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Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Bai or Bai Bubbles (11.5 or 18 fl oz) on 6/24

Get your coupon this Friday ...

On Friday, June 24, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Bai or Bai Bubbles (11.5 or 18 fl oz) at,

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, July 10, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, June 24, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Aquafina Sparkling Water (12 fl oz) on 6/17

Get your coupon this Friday ...

On Friday, June 17, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Aquafina Sparkling Water (12 fl oz) at,

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, July 3, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, June 17, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Monday, June 13, 2016

COUPON: FREE Entree at Andiamo for Father's Day with purchase of another Entree + 2 Drinks - 6/19

Dad Eats FREE this Father's Day at Andiamo!

Father's Day is Sunday, June19th. Show dad you inherited his good taste for authentic Italian! This Father's Day, dad will receive a FREE Entree at all Andiamo locations with purchase of another entree of equal or grater value and purchase of two drinks.

Locations include Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Detroit, Warren, Clarkston, Grosse Pointe Woods, Livonia, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights.


Legal Stuff: 
Offer valid on 6/19/16 at any Andiamo Restaurant. Offer valid for parties of ten or less. Please present voucher before ordering. This offer is good for a maximum value of $20 per voucher, least expensive entrées are free. Dine-in only. Must provide server with one printed voucher for each complimentary meal. No separate checks please. A mandatory purchase of at least two
beverages per voucher. May not be used in conjunction with any other
offer or discount, or when ordering from promotional menus. Not valid at
Joe Vicari’s Steakhouse in Las Vegas or at Andiamo Metro Airport. Mille
Grazie Dollars may not be redeemed in conjunction with this offer.

Part of the 2016 Father's Day Gift Guide


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

LAST MINUTE FATHER'S DAY GIFTS: Kenneth Cole Mankind Hero Kit and Anthony’s Fresh Five Kit

Still need a Father's Day Gift?  Fragrance and skin care products are always great gifts....

I have written before that, when I was a kid, I and my sisters (via my Mom) gave my poor Dad the same bad, cheap cologne every Father's Day.  Dads today expect a little more (and rightfully so) than what my Dad received when I was a kid. So, here are two last minute fragrance and skin care gifts that I was sent complimentary for review that you will not be ashamed to give the men in your life for Father's Day.

Kenneth Cole Mankind Hero Father’s Day Kit

Give the special man in your life Kenneth Cole’s latest fragrance kit – MANKIND Hero. Encompassing the power of fresh mountain air accord and rich woods, this luxe kit is the perfect gift for your father figure or hero. The kit includes the fragrance, after shave balm and hand and body wash. The fougere oriental fragrance contains:

· Top: Fresh Mountain Air Accord, Italian Lemon, Coriander Seeds

· Mid: Plum Wood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Vanilla Infusion

· Dry: Coumarin, Amber Woods, White Moss, Musks

Price: $80 (3.4 oz.); Available at Macy’s and

Anthony Father’s Day Fresh Five Kit

As of last year, your Dad officially ran out of space to store another tie/tool set/coffee mug. Gift him the gift of great skin and spruce up his daily routine with Anthony’s Fresh Five Kit. Including All Purpose Facial Moisturizer (1 oz), Glycolic Facial Cleanser (1 oz), Shave Cream (1 oz), Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash (3.4 oz) and Facial Scrub (2 oz), this kit boasts every grooming product that could possibly be on dad’s wish list.

Price: $30 (a $55 value), Available on

Part of the 2016 Father's Day Gift Guide


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Saturday, June 11, 2016

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center Listings - June 10, 2016

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Posting Date: 06/09/2016
City Position is located: Lansing, MI
Are you passionate about learning? Would you like to be an instrumental part of building a learning program that will impact the lives of the 1.5 million students attending Michigan’s public schools? The Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) is looking for a creative individual with an indomitable spirit to become our Learning Manager.

The Learning Manager will be responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of training content for online learning, classroom-based training, seminars, workshops and forums. The right individual will possess knowledge and understanding of contemporary adult education principles and have experience with learning content management systems and educational technologies.

This position will be a key member of MASB’s Leadership Development and Executive Search Services Team as well as being part of a terrific organization. The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000 with a competitive benefit package; final salary will be commensurate with experience. Additional details are available as follows:
Job description MASB
Application Process
Interested parties should complete the online application and submit a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and three letters of recommendation at Completed applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on June 22, 2016. No paper copy, fax or emailed copies will be considered.

The timeline for hiring is as follows:
June 22 – Application deadline June 28 – 1st round interviews (with presentations) July 11 – 2nd round interviews (with presentations) Candidate to begin position on or around August 1, 2016.
For questions about the position, please contact Donna Oser, Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search Services, at or 517.327.5923.

Posting Date: 06/09/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
The Michigan Opera Theatre seeks applications for the position Communications Manager. The Communications Manager is responsible for implementing publicity and promotional plans for Michigan Opera Theatre. He/she develops and manages content for traditional media, social media, website and print publications. Qualified candidates will have several years of demonstrated success working as part of a public relations team and be experienced at writing press releases and pitching stories. Additional experience in social media promotions and managing print publications is also strongly recommended. Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills are required.
Please visit our web site at to view the complete job description, and for more information about our organization.
To apply for this position in confidence, send resume and cover letter to Patricia Walker:
Michigan Opera Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our workforce.

Posting Date: 06/09/2016
City Position is located: Grand Rapids, MI
Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s only 10-day festival of laughter, is seeking a part-time fundraising professional to procure & manage sponsorships for the 2017 festival. The lead will work with our development team to create processes & meet budget goals. Bachelor’s Degree & proven experience required. Must enjoy a fast-paced environment, be flexible and team oriented. Email cover letter, resume and salary history to No calls please.

Posting Date: 06/07/2016
City Position is located: Troy
Position Summary
Seeking a highly motivated professional with excellent skill sets in project management to be responsible for quality, compliance, and accreditation responsibilities which includes: participating in quality compliance and quality indicator reviews; developing, maintaining and supporting the implementation of the corporate compliance program, CARF accreditation work plan. Must thoroughly understand how to facilitate quality monitoring and quality improvement projects and ensure compliance with HIPAA.
Three to 5 years conducting quality assurance and improvement work as well as developing analysis, trends, auditing, and development and implementation of policies and procedures by coordinating with other department management staff.
Bachelor’s degree in human services, health care, health care administration, MSW preferred.
Must thoroughly understand how to facilitate quality monitoring and quality improvement projects and ensure compliance with HIPAA.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to work with diverse groups
Achieving efficient, timely, quality results by directing efforts on expected outcomes while providing exemplary internal client service within expected timeframes.
Willingly adapting to constantly changing circumstances while maintaining organization’s mission.
Engaging in continuous learning, adjusting the application of knowledge, skills and abilities while addressing new challenges as contextual realities change.
Notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; Identifies a set of features, parameters, or considerations to take into account, in analyzing a situation or making a decision;
Uses a logical reasoning process to break down and work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome.
Collects and Researches data the ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation; seek information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning related to claims
To apply for this position OPEN HERE:

Posting Date: 06/07/2016
City Position is located: Ann Arbor
The FLI Development Director position pays $30,000 annually for a 30-hour work week. It offers a flexible schedule, with the option of completing much of the work from home. The Development Director reports to FLI’s Executive Director.
The Family Learning institute is celebrating its 16th year in Washtenaw County. It continues to achieve remarkable success in improving the reading, writing and math skills of economically challenged elementary students who are performing below grade level. With nearly 150 local volunteer tutors and a staff of professional educators, FLI is helping ensure that these students reach their academic potential.
FLI has an annual budget of approximately $175,000. Funding currently comes from the following sources: grants, 56%; individual solicitations, 24%; events, 20%. It has a supportive, engaged Board of ten members. More information about FLI is located on the website:
The duties and desired characteristics of the Development Director are as follows:
Create, implement and update the annual development plan and case for support
Lead FLI’s overall efforts to reach annual revenue goals and grow the organization
Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders
Develop and increase the organization’s individual donor base, manage annual giving campaign, and cultivate a major gifts program
Develop and implement a comprehensive PR strategy, especially through on-line marketing
Participate in planning for fund-raising events, in partnership with appropriate Board committees
Direct Board members and other stakeholders in fundraising efforts
Attend monthly evening Board meetings and meetings of the Development Committee.
To apply for this position, please send a letter of introduction and a resume to—
Sharine Buddin, Executive Director
Family Learning Institute or
1954-D South Industrial Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Posting Date: 06/07/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
The Development Officer is responsible for identifying and helping to secure Career Pathways Sponsors, prospecting and securing new High School Internship providers in addition to the renewals of High School Internship provider accounts. The Development Officer will develop prospect lists, conduct research on new prospects, solicit new business and provide follow-up through traditional fundraising approaches to include in person meetings, referrals and campaign strategies.
Six or more years of proven success in fundraising or sales exceeding $750,000 with exposure to high net worth clients.
Personal commitment to the highest ethics, values and integrity.
High energy and passion for Cornerstone’s mission is essential.
Entrepreneurial spirit shown by taking initiative and actively seeking to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones.
Autonomy and ability to work independently.
Accuracy and time proficiency in performing tasks, reports, graphs and research.
Commitment to servant leadership.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in researching high net worth prospect who have a propensity to support our mission.
Detail oriented with ability to execute processes.
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
Bachelor’s required.
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Valid driver’s license and automobile.
Develop a portfolio of new High School Internship providers and Career Pathways Sponsors valued at $750,000 within a 12 month period from the date of employment.
Renew and grow the commitment of existing High School Internship providers (if assigned) at the current rate of renewal.
Submit resumes to:

Posting Date: 06/06/2016
City Position is located: Farmington Hills
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is a youth development organization providing a positive environment that enables its members to become responsible, self-reliant, caring adults! With 10 locations, we serve over 15,000 youth annually. The development professional will provide support for special events, annual giving, major gifts and planned giving activities. A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in non-profit development is required. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements via email to:
Ryan Ambrozaitis, CFRE - Chief Development Officer -
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. Review of candidates will begin immediately.

City Position is located: Various Locations
The Michigan Nonprofit Association AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a cohort of 32 VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) who serve throughout the state of Michigan in a national service role and focus on eliminating poverty within the areas of education and economic opportunity. The MNA VISTA Program is seeking to fill up to 32 positions to serve on a full-time basis for one year, from August 13, 2016 to August 12, 2017. We are seeking candidates to serve at the following host sites:
Allegan County United Way (Allegan)
Alma College (Alma)
Alcona Community Schools (Alpena)
Battle Creek College Access Network (Battle Creek)
Capital Area College Access Network (Lansing)
Carson City-Crystal Schools (Carson City)
Char-Em United Way (Petoskey)
Communities in Schools of Michigan (Lansing)
Davenport University (Grand Rapids)
Delta College (University City)
Detroit Edison Public School Academy (Detroit)
Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD (Sault Ste Marie)
Ferris State University (Grand Rapids)
Grand Rapids Public Schools (Grand Rapids)
Lawrence Tech University (Southfield)
Lenawee Community Foundation (Tecumseh)
Museum of Ojibwa Culture (St. Ignace)
Oakland University (Pontiac)
Read Muskegon (Muskegon)
School-to-Career Progressions (Grand Rapids)
The ROCK Center for Youth Development (Midland)
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy (Ann Arbor)
University of Michigan Flint (Flint)
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives Detroit (Detroit)
Washtenaw Literacy (Ypsilanti)
Wayne County College Access Network, SEMCA (Taylor)
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve their communities in a variety of ways and can expect to participate in the following activities:
Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Management
Resource Development
Grant Writing
Community Partnership Building
Volunteer Training
AmeriCorps VISTA service also comes with great benefits, including a living stipend, student loan forbearance or deferment, health coverage, vacation time, professional development, and more!
Positions must be filled by June 20th, so apply today at

Good Luck!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Lipton Pure Leaf Tea (18.5 fl oz) on 6/10

Get your coupon this Friday ...

On Friday, May 20, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Lipton Pure Leaf Tea (18.5 fl oz) at,

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, June 26, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, June 10, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Monday, June 6, 2016

FREE Meet/Greet with Queer Eye star Thom Filicia at Scott Shuptrine Interiors Royal Oak 6/17 - RSVP

Filicia Will Showcase His Collection for Vanguard Furniture and Sign His Book, “American Beauty,” at Scott Shuptrine Interiors June 17...

Scott Shuptrine Interiors welcomes internationally acclaimed designer Thom Filicia to its Royal Oak gallery (32301 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073) from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 17. Filicia will showcase his furniture collection for Vanguard Furniture and will sign his book, American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat.

The June 17 event is free and open to the public and will include a meet and greet with the beloved Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star, entertainment and refreshments. 

Scott Shuptrine Interiors will provide a complimentary copy of American Beauty to the first 100 guests that register at the event, and guests will also save 40% on all Vanguard products during the event.

Interior designer Thom Filicia is founder and principal of New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. Since launching the acclaimed enterprise in 1998, Thom Filicia Inc. has earned him widespread acclaim and notable clients, including Tina Fey, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Delta Air Lines, Grace Bay Club, Jennifer Lopez, W Hotels, and others in the worlds of finance, sports, media, fashion and hospitality. Filicia is universally known for his ability to create stunning modern, yet classic interiors that retain an inviting aesthetic that reflects the individuality of his clients.

Filicia’s unmistakable design sensibility has earned him countless accolades from the design world, including being named by House Beautiful as one of its “Top 100 Designers,” House & Garden dubbed him an “International Taste Maker” and Elle Décor regaled him as an “A-List Designer.”

Filicia's recognition expanded beyond the design world when he was cast as the interior design expert in the ratings juggernaut and Emmy-Award winning hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Filicia was assigned the program's most demanding segment—transforming the home of a design-challenged man. Filicia’s camera-friendly personality and design acumen garnered him a huge following and led to numerous TV appearances and hosting opportunities.

The celebrated designer is also the author of Thom Filicia Style published in 2008 by Atria/Simon & Schuster, and is a contributing author of the best seller Queer Eye For The Straight Guy: The Fab 5 Guide To Living Better. His third and most recent book is titled American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat. Filicia is also the creative mind and driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, and partnerships and projects with some of the world's leading brands, including Vanguard.

To attend the June 17 event at Scott Shuptrine Interiors, guests must register at

Scott Shuptrine Interiors Royal Oak Gallery 
32301 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Enter the Dr Pepper #SummerFUNd GIVEAWAY at Walmart to WIn Prizes from $5 to $5,000 - #ad

Get great taste and a chance to WIN prizes in the Dr Pepper Summer FUNd Giveaway...

My son is a total Dr Pepper lover. Anytime we eat out, no matter where we go, he wants a Cherry Dr Pepper to drink with his meal.  Even last weekend, when we attended a STEM event in Downtown Detroit, he was smiling ear-to-ear when he found out the venue offered Cherry Dr Pepper among their soft drink selections.

So I was very happy when I found out about the Dr Pepper Summer FUNd Giveaway where buying Dr Pepper products at Walmart earns me chances to win a $50, $500, or $5,000 Walmart e-Gift Card plus other prizes including Movie Cash, Gas Cash, Dining Cash, Amusement Park Cash, Zoo Cash, and Vacation Cash.

Your Walmart Dr Pepper Receipt can earn you more chances to WIN!

While I was food shopping at the Walmart store in Dearborn, MI this week, I decided to pick up my son a 12 pack of Cherry Dr. Pepper.  I made sure to hold on to my receipt because I can upload a copy of my Walmart receipt for my Dr Pepper purchase to earn additional game prizes.

Eligible Dr Pepper purchases include -

• Dr Pepper®
• Diet Dr Pepper®
• Dr Pepper® Cherry

After I returned home from shopping at Walmart, I went online at to sign up and play for a chance to win an instant a $5 Walmart eGift Card.

I entered my contact information and then a screen was displayed for me to do a scratch off to win an instant $5 Walmart eGift Card.

Unfortunately I did not win, but I did receive an email saying that I am registered for the giveaway and I will receive an email letting me know if I won any prizes.

Next, I went back to to upload my Walmart receipt

Uploading a Walmart receipt for under $10 in eligible Dr Pepper products earns 1 game piece in the Dr Pepper Summer FUNd Giveaway.  Uploading a Walmart receipt for $10 and over in eligible Dr Pepper products earns 2 game pieces in the giveaway.  Collect 3 unique game piece in a row to win a prize.

Eligible Walmart receipts can be uploaded everyday from through July 31st to earn more chances to win. 

So if you are a Dr Pepper lover like my son, learn more about the Dr Pepper Summer FUNd Giveaway at

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good Luck

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Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Good Thins Snacks (3.5-5.75 oz) on 6/3

Get your coupon this Friday ...

On Friday, May 20, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Good Thins Snacks (3.5 - 5.75 oz) at,

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, June 19, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, June 3, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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