After spending the afternoon with my daughter at the park, a failed attempt at napping (I’m batting about .150 right now) and cleaning the house, everyone in my family was looking forward to a relaxing Friday evening. When my husband asked what was on the agenda, I told him, “I’m feeding my zoo with Del Monte products.” After a blank stare (his, not mine), I explained we were going to watch We Bought A Zoo and then everyone in the family was going to get some yummy snacks from Del Monte. Even our four-legged family members.
Earlier in the week my daughter and I took a trip to Walmart to purchase everything we needed for our movie night in. If you’re going to purchase We Bought A Zoo, make sure to pick up two participating Del Monte pet products to get $4 off your movie. At my Walmart there were two different versions of the movie. At first glance you can’t tell the difference except for the cover picture but the more expensive version contains extra bonus features. To see all of my shopping experience, check out my Google+ album.
I wanted to make a dessert that was a little bit healthier than the desserts I usually make so I tried my hand at making a trifle. Trifles are so easy. Basically all you do is layer ingredients, making the last layer the pretty one. Weird fact about me. I have an allergic reaction to the skin on pears. If I bite into a fresh, unpeeled pear, my lips start itching and swell up. If I eat canned pears, I have no issues. We always can Del Monte fruit cups in the pantry for this reason. Right now Del Monte fruit cups with a $0.50-off coupon are being featured in First for Women magazine. Make sure you get yours.
Everyone enjoyed the fruit trifle, including my husband who doesn’t usually like desserts like this. His favorite part were the bites of pineapple mixed with angel food cake and whipped cream.
And remember, this was all about feeding my zoo – which includes my two big dogs. I knew I had to buy the big boxes of Milk-Bone dog treats for them. I had no idea that Del Monte made MilkBone or Kibble N’ Bits. Del Monte pet products are currently being featured in Women’s World and Parade magazines.
Wrigley loved her Milk-Bone treats. She loved it even more that after we sat down to watch the movie, our daughter kept going over to the box and feeding her more.
Rex loved them too but he’s a bit camera shy. This was the best picture I could get of him. Notice how he has his tongue out in anticipation of eating it? Wrigley is just hoping he drops some crumbs so she can have more too.
Overall, we had a fun movie night in. There is so much more to this movie than buying a zoo. It brings up the topics of loss and how this family tries to cope. It also touches on a father-son relationship and how they try to rebuild their relationship. My daughter will be three in August so the concepts of this movie were over her head. She tuned in during the scenes with animals and the rest of the time played with her toys.
— East 9th Street (@East9thStreet) April 7, 2012
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. Regardless, all thoughts and opinions are my own and yours may differ. #CBias