KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!

The Store: Sam’s Club
The Mission: Create a complete holiday meal with all the fixins for a family of seven on a $75 budget.

When the folks over at Sam’s Club contacted me with this challenge, I was excited to give it a try.  You see, I haven’t had a Sam’s membership for a few years and I have heard some great things lately from friends and family.  I’ve been wanting to get in there again and see for myself.

I’ve always been a bulk shopper.  Even before I had five kids.  But Sam’s Club isn’t about just buying in bulk.  Sure, you can get some great deals on quantity purchases, but what you may not know is that they have a huge variety of gourmet, specialty and prepared foods available as well. Check out the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake and Chicken Bacon Bruschetta Appetizers I scored!

At our house the appetizers and dessert items are every bit as important as the main event.  Since I make the pies and rolls from scratch, my $75 budget allowed me more than enough to buy all the essentials, with a little left over for some fun extras!  Check out what I was able to get:

  • Turkey $0.99/lb = $14.09
  • Potatoes big bag $3.98
  • Big bag Fuji Apples $5.98 – enough for making pie and using with…
  • Caramel Dip 2 pk. $2.98
  • Big box Tortilla Chips $5.89
  • Mild Cheddar Cheese 2 lb. block $4.70
  • Avocados $3.98
  • Vegetable Tray with Dip $9.98
  • Cage Free Eggs $3.23 – for making deviled eggs
  • Chex Mix XL bag $3.98
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Bruschetta Appetizers $9.98
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake $6.98 – I couldn’t resist!

Grand total spent $75.75!  Our feast:

  • Dinner: turkey, gravy, rolls and mashed potatoes.
  • Dessert: apple pie and bundt cake.
  • Appetizers: apples & caramel dip, guacamole and chips, Chex mix, cheese, Chicken & Bacon Bruschetta, vegetable tray and deviled eggs.

I’m hungry already!  Be sure to head over to Sam’s Club before your big celebration.


Thanks to Sam’s Club, one lucky Moms by Heart reader will be winning this gorgeous KitchenAid Stand Mixer! To enter, just leave a comment in the form below sharing your family favorite holiday dish (full recipe is not necessary). I’ll randomly select one comment using from among entries received before midnight central time on 12/25/2011. Must be 18 years or older and a US resident to qualify, one entry per household please.

Disclosure: Sam’s Club compensated me to do my holiday shopping with them and provided the KitchenAid mixer for one lucky reader. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. My family has been going over to my moms house for Christmas for years for a Christmas dinner. Every year we look forward to my Mom making a ham, broccoli,cheese ring around. I believe this is an old pampered chef recipe. With my my mom and dad getting older and not feeling well this year we are going to miss our yearly dinner. I hope to get the recipe and surprise my husband and children with it for the new year.

  2. Amazing buy , can’t wait for Christmas Dinner . Stores have great deals these day to make it eisier on the budget, and of course i never leave home without my coupons!

  3. I love my mom’s pecan pies!

  4. Your family is going to love the hual you made at Sams. I can’t decide if I like the ham or the sweet potato casserole or the yummy desserts the best…..come to think of it, maybe that’s why I’ve already felt the nudge to get my new years resolution together…too much good holiday food = too much weight. Thanks for the chance to win the mixer! Merry Christmas.

  5. Hey guys – I need to you enter in the form above so I can keep all entries in one place. Thanks 🙂

  6. Homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas Morning.

  7. My family always request my Pumkin Roll for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The KitchenAid Mixer sure would make this task alot easier:)

  8. We make so many “favorites” that it is really hard to pick just one. I love Cashew Macadamia Crunch (hershey) and Holiday Hideaways (taste of home)

  9. would love to win this. I bake so much that my old mixer is on it’s last leg.

  10. My favorite holiday dish is the Swedish meatballs that my hubby makes! They are so yummy! Thank you for the opportunity to win a KitchenAid!! How awesome!

  11. I love so many things! Oh my goodness I am a food nut lol! I want to list two (1 sweet and 1 savory). I love my homemade cinnamon rolls and I also love my homemade bacon and cheese pretzels and pretzel bites. YUMSTERS!

  12. My family really enjoys scalloped corn with oysters. (I believe it is Danish). Happy Holidays, Everyone!

  13. Andrea c parker says:

    Our favorite family food for Christmas – hmm so many – Hershey pie, sweet potato soufflé,broccoli casserole.

  14. My family favorite holiday dish is Rendang. (Rendang is a dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests).