Thursday, February 20, 2014

Heading To Calgary Next Month

Well, I guess we'll be taking a trip before our Arizona trip in April.
I decided to go with Gerry to Calgary, where Erika is now, and get my veins done in my other leg, before summer gets here. We'll be going the second week in March, for about 3 days.

You may have remembered when I went to Winnipeg last Fall to have one leg done. At the time I thought I was going to be getting both done, but they can only inject you with so much solution to collapse the bad veins, so I could only have one leg done. The plane fare from here  to there is extremely high and driving the 9 hours in the Winter didn't seem like an option to me, but I wanted to get the other one done.

Well, a light bulb went off the other day and I thought about another alternative and it turned out to be not so bad an idea. I found out that Gerry and I could probably fly cheaper from Saskatoon- Calgary and I was right. We have points for this and that so we'll be all set. Reward cards of all kinds are great- whether it's just plain 'ole reward cards or credit card reward cards.
The procedure will be done at a vein clinic and since I had one leg done before, I know what to expect and it's not too bad. Yes, there is an expense involved. It's $275 plus a $50 out of province doctor fee. But despite being thrifty, it really is worth it. Not only for the looks, but also made my leg feel better. Bad circulation is not good. 

While there, we'll be able to take in some of Calgary and visit with Erika and Jon. 

Be sure to follow along for upcoming posts on that and Florida - heading back there for a few days, in June, to get some heat!


New Products From Your Friends At Kellogg Canada and a Giveaway ( Canada Only)

Lots of new products from Kellogg Canada and we really enjoyed our samples. Gerry and I would highly recommend giving them ALL a try.

The new products include:

- Kellogg’s To Go Breakfast Shakes — a great way to satisfy your morning hunger. They’re available in chocolate and vanilla flavors. According to the product info, the shakes  include 22 essential nutrients, 10g of protein, and 5g of fibre per serving.

- For the cereal lover, Kellogg’s Special K with an added hint of chocolaty indulgence. The new Special K Chocolaty Red Berries cereal features “tangy strawberries, crisp multi-grain flakes and dark chocolaty chunks combine,” according to a media release. 

- For the early riser, there are  Special K Protein Morning Shakes, now available in mocha and cafĂ© latte flavors.  These  perfect portable breakfast solutions  join the existing line up of Special K protein shakes (vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors) launched in 2013. 

- To get your afternoon chocolate fix, without  derailing your weight management goals, there are Special K Pastry Crisps, available in decadent Chocolaty Caramel and Cookies & Cream flavors. They have 100 
calories per serving.
( These were my personal favorite! Being a calorie counter " at times" I loved the low calorie count in this package but still providing me with the satisfaction of a calorie laden sweet treat).

- For snackers, there are mouth-puckering Special K Cracker Chips  in salt & vinegar. “The lightly seasoned, crispy blend of potato and rice is trans-fat free, low in saturated fat, with no artificial flavors or colors,” according to a media release.

- For breakfast on the go, there are new Nutri-Grain Fruit Crunch cereal bars in strawberry and apple crisp flavors. “Made with 17g of whole grain and real fruit, these crunchy and nutritious snacks are perfect for busy mornings when you’re on the move,” according to the folks at Kellogg.
( This one was Gerry's favorite- the apple crisp. It's a small bar but packed with delicious flavor!)

Kellogg Canada would love to give away these same new products to one lucky Canadian reader of The One Income Dollar.( Value of over $30).
A random draw will be held by on February 28, 2014 from all Canadian entries received.

To Enter:

Leave your email address and tell me which ONE of these products you would be most likely to try if you were out shopping.

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