National Dog Day BJ’s Sweepstakes: 5 Ways to Celebrate

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

National Dog Day! Purchase a pet item at a BJ’s club or fr July 8 to August 18 to be entered for a chance to win the grand prize! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

What’s that you say? August 26th is National Dog Day, and you have more exciting Pet Sweeps news?!

It can be as easy as giving your dog a hug and a kiss, or you can go all out with walks in the park, dog food cakes, and letting them sleep up on the bed! There are so many ways you can celebrate National Dog Day like we are. It’s a “thing” with us.

Right now, BJ’s is running a Pet Sweepstakes! If you purchase a pet item at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club or on from July 8th – August 18th, you’re entered for a chance to win the grand prize, including a one-year supply of pet food, a gift pack of treats, and a pet bed or cat tree! Photo of your pet on Instagram or Twitter and use the sweepstakes hashtags: #BJsSpoilYourFurryFriend and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win weekly prizes, and to be featured on BJ’s social media channels. So cool!

And a wonderful way to celebrate National Dog Day! Go to BJ’s!

Here are 5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day:

1 – Adopt a dog from your local shelter! More on that in an upcoming post. As an alternative you can volunteer at your local shelter and walk/play with dogs or help clean cages. You can donate items the shelter needs. (Just ask them!)

2 – Have a dog party or play date with dogs you love!

3 – Spend the day on adventures with your dog, and don’t forget to photograph them! I never forget.

4 – See if any of your neighbors or loved ones need help with their dog.

5 – Give your dog a massage and a grooming and teach them a new trick!

And what else?

And as a bonus, head to BJ’s to stock up on all things dog! (and cat too!) This is our one-stop shopping place for our entire family. Especially with back to school time and getting our dog into an upcoming doggie daycare.

And that is why we love that BJ’s helps its members spoil their pets with everything you need. They offer a large selection of pet food brands that cater to your pet’s needs without breaking your budget. And with three pets under our roof, along with our two kids, we’re happy to have a place that has a wide assortment of food and accessories at unbeatable values. As a member, you can shop wet and dry pet food, treats that support dental health, and specialty foods that cater to weight management or complete nutrition. Not to mention that families can save up to $500 a year by shopping at BJ’s.

I’ve been a BJ’s member throughout life. They are committed to offering the best value of any supermarket or club, and members save 25% off grocery store prices every day. They’re the only membership warehouse club to accept manufacturer’s coupons. And if you join BJ’s today, we’ll both receive $25 gift cards just for signing up!

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

How will you celebrate National Dog Day?

Thank You to the Meal Makers: Buddig Sweepstakes!

This review was made possible by iConnect and Buddig. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

In honor of the 75th Anniversary, the Buddig Sweepstakes is giving customers the opportunity to win up to $75,000 worth of prizes. #ad #ThankYouMealMaker

Think about the best meal maker in your life.

For me it’s my mom, of course. She made meals for seven family members, tirelessly, over the course of many years. In fact, it doesn’t really stop! The five of us kids are in our 30s now and she still makes us great meals when we visit, or when she visits us! In fact, she made me my favorite scrambled eggs just this morning. We have ten chickens so all we had to do was go outside to get the freshest eggs around, and then she made magic with them. I’m already thinking about lunch, which will no doubt be a sandwich with thin-sliced Buddig lunchmeat. Maybe with some cheese, mustard and fresh lettuce.

Mmm.. and pickles and chips. A perfect lunch for a family.

Buddig Sweepstakes

That’s why I’m so excited to share about the Buddig Sweepstakes! Buddig is celebrating the 75th anniversary by giving customers the opportunity to win up to $75,000 worth of prizes! How do you say thank you to the “Meal Makers” that have impacted your lives? America will be able to say “thank you” with a one-minute, online video submission on the Buddig’s website. Simply go here and click “Submit Your Story” and then submit your video for a chance to win up to $25,000. Winners will be selected by the number of votes Buddig receives, as well as the authenticity of the story, context relevance, audience appeal, and quality of the video. In fact, I made a video thanking the best “Meal Maker” I know in my life.

Here’s some giveaway info:

Grand Prize Winner – One lucky winner will be awarded $25,000 and will receive an additional product “Prize Pack” at $125 value.
First Prize – Four candidates will receive $7,500.
Second Prize – 20 candidates will receive $750.
Additional Prizes – Throughout the 13-week promotion, five candidates will be selected to receive $75 each week.

Candidates must be 18 years or older at the time of entry. The promotion is open to applicants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is limited to one submission per household. The deadline for submission is Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST. To upload your video or get more information, be sure to visit

Buddig Sweepstakes

On top of the Buddig Sweepstakes, for a bit more info on Buddig, they’re based in Homewood, Illinois. Carl Buddig and Company is owned and operated by third generation Buddig family members. And in recent years, fourth generation family members have also joined the organization that is known for their convenient and affordable meats. They offer the best quality of thin-sliced lunchmeat to communities across America. And they’d loved to extend their gratitude to everyone who has made more than just a sandwich. The “Meal Makers” bring families closer together by feeding bellies, and I love that Carl Buddig and Company are celebrating 75 years of feeding family traditions by honoring those “Meal Makers.”

Don’t forget to enter the Buddig Sweepstakes here for your chance to win!

Who is the best “Meal Maker” in your life?