3 BIG Reasons We Got a BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership This Year

This is a sponsored post, in partnership with BJ’s Wholesale Club. All opinions are proudly my own.

Are you a member of BJ's Wholesale Club? After reading this, you might want to start! Here are 3 big reasons we LOVE being members, and one is that it's one-stop shopping for the WHOLE family - and that includes pets! See how easy it is to join! #AD #BJsSmartSaver

2018 is to be the great year that The Bowmans take on BJ’s Wholesale Club!

It was inevitable because I have loved this store since I was a kid, when a location opened up in New Jersey near my house. As a family of seven, BJ’s Wholesale Club was our best friend. We all had our favorite products and our parents bought the products we needed for such a big family – that would last us between shopping trips. I remember it being fun, and it was always an honor to accompany my dad on his shopping trips. Now as an adult, I was ecstatic to learn that we live smack in the middle of two gorgeous locations. As a parent and a pet parent too, I was delighted to learn recently that BJ’s Wholesale Club is a one-stop shopping destination for families, and also to give pets the very best. My pets are a big part of our family.

I like to go to BJ’s on a mellow weekend day, especially for all the yummy samples! Over time, I’ve discovered a lot of fun reasons to belong to BJ’s. Here are 3 BIG reasons we decided to get a BJ’s membership this year, and surely beyond!

1 – BJ’s provides great value. Did you know that families can save up to $500 a year by shopping there? BJ’s is committed to offering the best value of any supermarket or club, and it shows! BJ’s members save 25% off grocery store prices every day, and they’re the only membership warehouse club to accept manufacturer’s coupons. And since I’m a real friend, and real friends share savings, I’m sharing my awesome refer-a-friend link for you to join BJ’s today and earn a $25 gift card! If you refer your friends to BJ’s by visiting BJs.com/bestie, you’ll both receive a $25 BJ’s Gift Card when your friend joins.

And if you join BJ’s, your membership is filled with added convenience – like in-Club shopping, BJs.com, and BJ’s mobile app. With this, members can digitally select and save coupons to their membership card with BJ’s Add-to-Card feature on BJs.com and the BJ’s mobile app. And, you can save time and money by filling up your gas tanks at BJ’s Gas® with gas prices among the lowest around. That kind of value is unmatched, but also, the experience is more than that. That brings me to:

2 – BJ’s is fun and participatory. Whether it’s the car-themed shopping carts or the samples that are on weekends AND on weekdays, I love seeing all the smiling faces. You can enjoy the samples, get an eye exam, and talk to every employee and you’ve just had a great use of your time! Des really loves to go with me, and often we go as a family. We all four love it!

3 – When I say one-stop shopping for the WHOLE family, that includes pets! This is a big one! Our dog, Athena, and our cat, Juniper, are important members of our family and that’s why we’re thrilled that BJ’s offers a wide assortment of food and accessories for your pets – at an unbeatable value! Here are just a few things we rely on for our pets that we have found:

Berkley Jensen Medium Dog Biscuits, 6.6 lbs – These are gravy coated dog biscuits clean teeth and help reduce tartar. BJ’s has wet and dry pet food, as well as treats that support dental health. They also have specialty foods that cater to weight management or complete nutrition.

Berkley Jensen 38″ Tufted Round Pet Bed – Athena loves this 38″ round bed. It’s tufted for extra comfort and it’s reversible with warm/cool fabrics. Her bed is also machine washable for easy cleaning, and it’s treated with MaxGuard to reduce odor and bacterial growth. 

Berkley Jensen Seafood Lover’s Classic Variety Pack for Cats, 36 ct. – It starts with the very best cuts of fresh cod, salmon or ocean whitefish as the first ingredient to provide the key proteins and amino acids that Juniper needs to thrive.

There’s so much more to love! Why do we go? It’s because they offer a large selection of leading national brands and specialty pet food brands that cater to your pets’ needs without breaking your budget! We love BJ’s exclusive Berkley Jensen brand. And along with all these great products, BJ’s helps protect our pets from fleas and ticks. They offer flea and tick solutions like PetAction® Plus to help protect pets at an incredible price. And BJ’s helps us prepare our pets for outdoor weight with a wide selection of pet health and grooming products. Even though Juniper is an indoors cat, Athena goes outside and puts Juniper at risk for fleas and ticks. Together with BJ’s, we’re keeping our pets happy and healthy.

Don’t forget my awesome refer-a-friend link for you to join BJ’s today and earn a $25 gift card!

What’s your favorite thing to shop for at BJ’s?

3 Reasons We Have a Culligan Water Filtration System

This post was sponsored by Culligan Water as part of an Integrated Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I grew up with a water filtration system and once I moved away from home, I had missed it since. That's why I'm so happy to be back to my filtered water roots! #ad #HeyCulligan #CulliganIC

I’m going to be honest. There are more than three reasons we have become a Culligan Water home.

And those first three reasons are: My hair. My skin. And my hair again. That truly counts twice, doesn’t it? Did I mention that I do love my hair? Did I mention that I will do anything for the health and shine and thickness of my hair?

I digress, though. There are a ton of reasons to be a Culligan Water Home, and we’re happy with our new Culligan Water Filtration System. To be honest, I had considered the importance of our water in our everyday life, but I had needed a reminder, before our system was installed. I grew up with a water filtration system and I had missed it daily since. When I grew up and left home, I left that behind. I would still experience it on occasion, but my parents sold my childhood home and someone else was there enjoying it! This brings me back to my roots – my childhood roots, and of course, my healthy hair roots!

Yes, I had to bring up my hair a second time.

I’m going to tell you WHY we chose a Culligan Water Filtration System. We’ve been renovating our house for what seems like forever, and at this point, it’s just the fun stuff. It’s the upgrades. It’s the installations that give us a better and more enjoyable life.

3 Reasons We Have (and Love) a Culligan Water Filtration System:

1 – Our hair! If you didn’t already know, we’re a hair family. When I left home for college, I missed the experience of soft water. Not only that, but my hair suffered. It had a lot of buildup and was impossible to get a comb through. Gone was the clean and shiny hair from my youth! I still had it, but I had to fake it, or hope to get to my parent’s old house on the weekends. When I lived in California, the water was amazing again and every day was a good hair day. I really wanted that feeling again. I missed it. I wanted my hair to feel glossy and manageable like it once was. And considering that I comb the kids’ hair too, I was excited for them to have the benefits as well. This is exactly what we were looking for in our home!

2 – Our skin! I wanted softer skin. Especially in the winter, but also year round as well, we get dry skin. I love how our softened water gets such a nice lather with soaps, detergents and shampoos, letting a little product go a long way. The difference is instant. A water filtration system means softer everything – hair, skin, towels, etc. I couldn’t help but be impressed by how fast we saw the difference. We wash our hands a lot around here, especially with two in school.

3 – It’s clear Culligan Water is a leader in innovative water filtration systems and softeners. They helped us identify our water issues – whether that was hard water, cloudy water, or the taste of our water. They were extra helpful! We love that they have a goal to provide the best customer service experience, in addition to leaving us with water they can trust! That right there is probably our number one reason for wanting to share this experience. I can’t even believe all the preliminary calls to make sure we were ready for our installation, and then the follow-up calls as well. Every Culligan team member we talked to was helpful, kind, intuitive, and fun too! I felt like we were a real part of the installation and understanding how it works.

In fact, be on the lookout for a future Culligan Water post on this blog. Our Culligan Water Filtration System is still new to us, so I plan to write more insights on this new experience as they come along. Right now we’re in the honeymoon period, but I honestly can’t see that ending! Like I said, we had great water in my childhood home and I want to emulate that. What makes it better now, though, is that there’s so much new technology now, like an app! Culligan products and services ensure that every day is a “good water day.” There is never too much information, and our showers/bath/drinking water experiences are now better.

Do you have a water filtration system in your home?

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