The ultimate 2020 Labor Day Guide with exclusive sales, cocktail recipes & more

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It’s almost Labor Day and for many, that means one last chance to have a summery party. Whether you are hosting the party or going as a guest, we have some cocktail recipes that will make any guest talking about the party for months! We also have some exclusive Labor Day deals with everything from bedding to home! If you are trying to enjoy the long weekend away (safely) we have also rounded up some hotels that are going the extra mile to ensure that everyone has a great and safe time. Please read below and however you celebrate the long weekend, have fun and be safe!

Exclusive Deals and Sales

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ettitude, a sustainable and innovative lifestyle essentials brand made of the world’s first CleanBamboo™ bedding, is having a Labor Day sale — 20% off site-wide through September 7th.

ettitude’s proprietary CleanBamboo™ lyocell bedding, sustainably made from responsibly-sourced, 100% organic bamboo, is perfect for gearing up for a cozy fall season.

Most recently, ettitude released two new colorways — Sand and Sage — in its signature sustainable bedding range, reflecting natural shades of native Australian flora and the California coastline.

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This luxury bedding brand specializing in organic mattresses, is offering the below sales from now — September 7th with code LABOR2020:

$1,200 Off all Organic Bedroom Mattresses + Plush Luxury Sheet Set + Mattress Protector

25% off Toppers, Bedding & Furniture

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Maker of the world’s most relaxing pillow, is offering 10% your entire order from now- September 8th with code SAVE10.

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Zinus — the popular e-commerce mattress and furniture company that expertly packs and ships its products directly to your door in one box.

Zinus will be offering 15% off select products on Amazon.com from 8/28 to 9/7. The sale includes over 50 already affordable pieces such as bed frames, dining tables and night stands.

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To keep your sheets clean and prevent germs and dust mites from harboring, it’s important to wash your bedding (pillowcases and pillows included!) at least every other week. Dust mites can multiply quickly in unwashed bedding as these microscopic creatures feed on dead skin, which builds up in your sheets every night — gross!

Mellanni, Amazon’s #1 bestselling bedding brand, offers a variety of pillowcase types from soft, breathable microfiber to buttery silk and decorative shams — all of which are dust mite resistant!

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Idle Sleep: a D2C mattress brand utilizing new technology in memory foam to take a stand against the typical ‘mattress in a box’. From Now- September 12th, Idle Sleep is offering 30% off storewide or Free Adjustable Base with any mattress purchase

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Delta Children is fully operational and shipping quickly! The below crib/toddler mattress will be 15% off for the week of Labor Day, 9/2–9/9.

  1. Serta® Perfect Balance™ Deluxe Firm Crib and Toddler Mattress

2. Serta iComfort EverCool Crib and Toddler Mattress

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Feetures is having an End of Summer Clearance Sale now–9/8. Select styles and colors from their Elite performance collection to Everyday styles will be 25% off while supplies last.

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Laced by Laju, a new activewear brand by Laju Choudhury offering athletic yoga apparel inspired by the east and worn by the west. Laju is a celebrity yoga & fitness instructor and serves as a brand ambassador for Bikram Yoga.

The collection includes a variety of sports bras, leggings, biker shorts and jackets — workout ready and lounge tested. Each piece is lightweight and sturdy, designed to sculpt + lift all body types. The high-performance sports bras double as a fashion statement and the leggings will be a go-to centerpiece of your wardrobe. Top your outfit off with a form-fitting jacket for a fashion forward fit at the gym and beyond.

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Award-winning camping equipment manufacturer Sierra Designs is holding a Labor Day Sale August 28th-September 7th,. Shoppers will receive 30% off all products site-wide, including the best-selling Flex Capacitor hiking backpack.

The Flex Capacitor pack features adjustable volume to handle both short and long hauls. Durable, lightweight and comfortable, the Flex Capacitor expands from 40L to 60L and is loaded with extra features, making it ideal for backpacking and overnight treks. MSRP: $199.95

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Forest Remedies will be offering 40% off of all essential oils with the code ENDOFSUMMER through Labor Day. Diffusing essential oils is a great way to create a focused and relaxing environment during the day and night. Each essential oil offers a different range of captivating aromatics. From soothing to revitalizing and everything in between.

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Now to September 7th HUROM is offering up to 30% off select juicers, blenders and accessories (no code needed).

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Everyone’s favorite smart digital photo frame is offering up to 25% off its Smart Photo Frames now-September 6.

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AeroGarden is offering 20 percent off EVERYTHING on the site — which means the smart, in-home gardening systems, the seedkits, grow lights and all the accessories. The AeroGarden systems, which come in a variety of sizes shapes and colors — do not need sun, soil or space to grow veggies, herbs, salad and flowers all year round.

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Ignik’s 2-in-1 Propane Heater-Stove delivers the outdoor enthusiast’s dream duo, heat and cooking, in a sustainable style. This product offers a classic design with modern convenience, featuring a cast cook-top, spring-grip handle, and piezo ignition.

The anti-tipping kill switch makes it safe for a variety of outdoor uses, with adjustable heat from 4,000 BTU/hour to 6,000 BTU/hour. The 2-in-1 includes a heater-stove and 2-foot hose/regulator, and is compatible with Ignik’s zero-waste Gas Growler products to make a sustainable system. MSRP: $139.99

Labor Day Sale on the 2-in-1 Heater-Stove

20% off with code: LABORDAY20

Valid: 9/3/20–9/8/20

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There’s no better way to head into the long weekend than with a fully organized pantry! mDesign offers smart solutions that add both style and function to every space in your home. They have tons of products available on Amazon to help make this Labor Day as easy as possible. These clear pantry bins are portable, stackable, and perfect to make sure every ingredient has its place. ($26.99 on Amazon)

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Make your Labor Day cheeseboard the best one yet with Cello’s one-of-a-kind Copper Kettle cheese. Crafted from an exclusive recipe, this hard, domestic cheese is cooked in copper vats and aged for 16 months to create a distinctive tasting experience through the natural fermentation of cow’s milk. With a rich, cooked caramel finish and a blend of robust and sweet flavor, your (socially-distanced) guests will never have to guess what cheese they’re eating and are sure to come back for more. ($5.99 per 6 oz. wedge)

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Sunglass Hut is offering $60 off any second pair (from any and all brands including Ray Ban, Prada, Persol, Burberry, Tory Burch, Tiffany & Co, Oakley and more) now through LDW.

Combined with Sunglass Hut’s Semi-Annual Sale (up to 50% off select styles) going on now and in-store and online through LDW — you can mix and match two pairs of sunglasses for a super fab LDW sale.

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Hydrate your skin and hair, while clearing your sinuses. Code: LABORDAY20 from 9/3–9/7.

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Ahead of Labor Day weekend, PATRÓN tequila introduces the PATRÓN Margarita Smart Coaster by Barsys to help teach you how to make the best tequila based cocktails, including the margarita.

In collaboration with Barsys, the innovative start-up committed to cocktail perfection, the limited-edition kit allows people to easily perfect their at-home bartending skills. Enabled by Barsys Smart Bar Technology, the Coaster connects directly to smartphones through the Barsys Coaster app and guides the user to precisely measure each cocktail ingredient as it’s poured, ensuring a perfect cocktail every time

Starting at $149, the kit is available for purchase on Barsys.com and an accompanying bottle of PATRÓN can be purchased on https://www.patrontequila.com/buy.html.

Cocktails, Wines & More

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1.5 oz. Smirnoff №21

1.5 oz. Orange Juice

1.5 oz. Ginger Beer

Directions

Add Smirnoff №21 and orange juice to a martini glass. Top off with ginger beer and serve.

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1.25 oz. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry and Rose

6–8 ice cubes

1.5oz Peach nectar or peach juice

1.5oz strawberry puree

1 tbs. honey

Strawberries for garnish

Directions

Pour strawberry puree into a glass. Add Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry and Rose, chilled peach nectar, and honey to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for about 30 seconds. Pour into glass over strawberry puree, and garnish with strawberries.

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Created by Brandon Sutton

Ingredients

2oz CÎROC Pineapple

.5oz Lemon Juice

4.5oz Sorrel Mix(see below)

Garnish: Basil and Orange PeelGlass:

Collins GlassSorrel

Mix(Makes 10 servings)

Bold ingredients can be omitted for simplicity

2 cups of Dried Hibiscus

2 tablespoons of ginger, peeled & sliced

1 cinnamon stick

Peel of 1 orange

1/3 cup of honey

6 cups of water

Instructions

Add ingredients to a pot and simmer for 20 minutes, strain off spices, and cool in the fridge.

Instructions

Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake, double strain into a Collins glass over ice.

Garnish with a sprig of basil and orange peel

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1 oz Dickel Rye

¾ oz lemon juice

¾ oz simple syrup

10 mint leaves

½ oz Cabernet Sauvignon

Ice: crushed

Garnish: mint top

Glass: Collins

Method

Add mint leaves to the bottom of the glass, followed by lemon, simple, and rye. Muddle. Add crushed ice until glass is half full, swizzle. Top with more crushed ice to resemble a snowcone. Finish with ½ ounce of Cabernet Sauvignon, and garnish with mint top.

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1.5 oz PATRÓN Reposado

.5 oz PATRÓN Citrónge Lime

.5 oz Lime juice

.5 oz Agave syrup

3 drops Liquid Smoke

1:1 BBQ rub & salt rim

Method

In a shaker tin with ice, add all ingredients and shake to chill. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and BBQ rub & salt rim.

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1 part Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice

2 parts Orange Juice

2 parts Sparkling Wine

Garnish with Orange Slice

Glassware: Champagne Flute

Styled by: Mattias Horseman

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Ingredients

1.5 oz tequila

1.0 oz Organic Mango Jalapeno Mixer

3.0 oz Volley Zesty Lime Spiked Seltzer (At 100–110 calories per can, these gluten-free seltzers feature zero added sugars, natural flavorings, essences and corn syrup (unlike most other seltzers on the market))

Garnish with a lime wheel

Directions

Add tequila and Organic Mango Jalapeno Mixer to shaker.

Add ice and shake well. Pour into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top off with Volley Zesty Lime Spiked Seltzer and stir once to mix. Garnish with lime wheel.

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2oz The Botanist Gin

.75oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.75oz Honey Syrup (1:1 Honey to Water)

1 Sage Leaf

1 Apricot

Directions

Add honey water and apricot into a cocktail shaker and muddle gently. Add remaining ingredients, ice then shake. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a sage leaf.

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Ingredients

1.5 parts Jameson

6–8 Watermelon Cubes

.75 part Lemon Juice

.5 part Simple Syrup

Splash of Soda Water

Method

Muddle watermelon cubes, then add lemon juice, simple syrup, and Jameson in mason jar.

Shake with ice and serve over fresh ice.

Top with a splash of soda water. Enjoy!

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Ingredients (Serving size 1)

1.5 ounces SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon

8 ounces watermelon cold-press juice or watermelon purée

2–3 fresh basil leaves

Half fresh lemon

Approximately 1.5 cups ice

Instructions

In a blender, combine ice, watermelon cold-press juice, fresh basil leaves, ice and SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon vodka. Squeeze fresh lemon and blend on high. Pour in glass and garnish with fresh basil leaf and enjoy.

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Ingredients

1 oz Cincoro Reposado

½ oz Premium Coffee Liqueur

¾ oz Premium Irish Cream

¾ oz Premium Coffee

3 Coffee beans

Method

Chill glass

Add all ingredients to ice filled shaker

Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass.

Garnish with dark coffee beans

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Ingredients

2 oz. RumHaven

2 oz. Pineapple Juice

2 oz. Club Soda

Directions
Add all ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass. Stir together to combine and chill. Garnish with pineapple or mint.

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INGREDIENTS

½ part Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore

1/2 part St. Germain

2–3 drops Angostura Bitters per glass

Lemon slices as garnish

DIRECTIONS

Pour St. Germain into wine glasses, add drops of Angostura bitters.

Top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore

Garnish with a lemon slice.

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INGREDIENTS

1 Barefoot Pineapple & Passion Fruit Hard Seltzer

1 oz Coconut Rum

DIRECTIONS

Open the can of Barefoot Pineapple & Passion Fruit Hard Seltzer

Take a big sip

Top off with Coconut Rum

Stir and enjoy!

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2 Parts Avión Silver

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Agave Nectar

1/2 Part of Passion Fruit Liqueur

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

Double strain over fresh ice in a glass. Garnish with lime

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Created by Apartment Bartender (@apartment_bartender)

Ingredients

2 oz Stella Artois

1.5 oz Gin

1 oz Pineapple Juice

1/2 oz Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Honey Syrup

5–6 muddled blueberries

Glass: Double Rocks Glass

Preparation Steps

Combine all ingredients, except for Stella Artois, into a cocktail shaker and muddle the ingredients. Add ice and shake to chill. Strain the cocktail into a double rocks glass over ice, and top with Stella Artois. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and speared blueberries.

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Ingredients

2 oz Mount Gay Rum XO

.25 oz Simple Syrup

2 Strawberries (de-stemmed & halved)

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Directions

Add simple syrup and strawberries to mixing glass. Gently muddle and break down strawberries and infuse. Add Mount Gay Rum XO, bitters and ice. Stir and fine strain over a big ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel or strawberry on the glass.

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Ingredients

1 part Bombay Sapphire Gin

3 parts Lemonade

1 Lemon Wedge

Glassware: Colins or balloon glass

Garnish: Lemon wedge

Method

Fill a balloon glass or tall Collins glass with ice. Combine Bombay Sapphire and lemonade in glass. Garnish with lemon wedge and serve.

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Ingredients

2.5 oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry

Chilled sparkling water

Frozen green grapes

Large ice cubes/spheres

Glassware: Colins glass

Garnish: Frozen green grapes

Method

Stack ice to the top of the glass. Pour Noilly Prat Original Dry over ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with frozen green grapes.

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Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Rosé

12 pomegranate seeds

½ oz Aperol

Spiked Cranberry Seltzer

Add a dozen pomegranate seeds to a flute and fill halfway with Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Rosé. Add half-ounce of Aperol. Top with Spiked Cranberry Seltzer.

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1 oz New Deal Pear Brandy

2 oz H3 Red Blend

1 Egg White

1/2 oz Lemon Juice

1/4 oz Dry Curacao or Triple Sec

1/4 oz Simple Syrup

4 Sage leaves (2 for drink, 2 for garnish)

Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Double strain into a wine goblet. Garnish with sage leaves.

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2 oz Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc

1 oz Dark Rum

½ oz vanilla syrup

1 oz pineapple juice

1 lime wedge

Over ice

Single Serving. Add all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glass over new ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

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Ingredients

5 OZ CANTEEN Watermelon

2 OZ Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka

.5 OZ Lemon juice

.75 OZ Campari

.75 OZ Cointreau

Method: Shake over ice and strain into rocks glass with new ice.

Garnish: Cilantro or Dill

Note: Serve remainder of CANTEEN can to guest

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INGREDIENTS

2 parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum

1 part Freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tsp Sugar

METHOD

Place sugar and freshly pressed lime juice into a cocktail shaker and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Then pour in the BACARDÍ Superior rum and fill the shaker with half-cubed ice, followed by some half-crushed ice. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Finally, strain through a fine tea strainer into a chilled coupette.

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Ingredients

1½ oz Absolut Kurant

3 oz Apple Juice

1½ oz Pomegranate Juice

3 Whole Blueberries

Ice Cubes

How to Mix

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients.

Garnish with three blueberries on a cocktail stick.

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Ingredients

1 ½ parts The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

2 parts coconut water

How To Mix

Combine ingredients in a glass over ice.

Stir well and enjoy.

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Created by Mixologist Aidan Bowie

Ingredients

5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label

4.5 oz Fever Tree Ginger Ale

Garnish: Lime

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0.5 oz Crown Royal Peach

0.5 oz Orange Juice

4.0 oz Champagne

1 Mint Sprig

Add Crown Royal Peach and orange juice to a stemless champagne glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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Ingredients

1 oz Cointreau

2 oz Tequila

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

2 oz Smoked Peach Juice

5 Mint Leaves

Directions

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and find strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with mint and grilled peach slice.

How to make smoked peach juice

The sugars by placing halved, pitted peaches on a grill until a medium char is reached. Let cool. Peel off skin, blend and strain. Wait until the peach juice has completely cooled off before adding to the cocktail.

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Ingredients (serves 5)

6 parts Kim Crawford Rosé

2 parts lemon juice

1 part vodka

2 parts simple syrup

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a blender with ice

Pour in your glass and garnish with a fresh lemon peel

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Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay — Standing as America’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 26 years and counting, Kendall-Jackson’s classic Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay ($17/bottle) is a true crowd-pleaser and pairs perfectly with any number of summertime events thanks to its tropical pineapple and papaya notes with hints of vanilla. Wine lovers can also feel good about popping open a bottle as the 2017 varietal now carries the CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing) logo on its label.

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Skyside Chardonnay 2018 shows beautiful aromas of honeysuckle, bright citrus notes of Meyer lemon and mandarin orange followed by aromas of apricot and white peach. The wine enters subtly, filling the mid-palate with peach and citrus fruit notes. These flavors linger as they weave together with subtle oak notes and elegant acidity to lengthen the finish.

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The 2019 vintage of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc marks the 35th anniversary of the iconic wine that put New Zealand on the world winemaking map. With a concentrated and complex full flavor profile, the palate is vibrant and mouthwatering, carrying the intense fruit characters through to an impressively long finish.

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Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon bursts forth with notes of lemon and lime zest, creating a compelling liveliness on the palate. Aromatics of fresh lime, lemon sorbet and crisp cucumber make way for hints of fresh cut lemongrass, fresh jalapeño and jasmine blossom. This wine is produced in the Margaret River region in western Australia, from a blend of 57% Sauvignon Blanc and 43% Semillon.

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The grapes for this Pinot Grigio are grown in the Adige valley, surrounded by the magnificent Alps in northern Italy. The vines are trained in the traditional pergola style, and the grapes are hand-harvested at optimum ripeness to produce a clean, crisp and balanced Pinot Grigio. Offering green apple and honeysuckle notes with a mineral finish, Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio pairs elegantly with a wide range of appetizers, soups, pasta, white meats and fish — and can easily be enjoyed on its own.

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Native to Sicily, Grillo is the most famous white variety on the island and was historically used for production of Marsala. The richness and the aromatic fragrance of the Grillo makes it the ideal wine to pair with a dish such as a veal carpaccio with celery and strawberries.

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For the rosé fans, the award-winning Mumm Napa Brut Rosé is the perfect treat. On the palate, it has vivid aromas of black cherries, red berries, and citrus followed by soft red fruit flavors.

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If you are looking for something little crisper, Mumm Brut Prestige is the quintessential Napa Sparkling wine — filled with bright citrus, red apple, stone fruit and creamy vanilla aromas. It is a versatile Brut with a lingering, rich finish.

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It might be September, but until it’s officially Fall, you can bet we’re going to be taking advantage of every last bit of the season — i.e racking up our AC bills, layering on the bronzer, and sippin’ on wine spritzers.

MOVO Wine Spritzers are the perfect end of summer bevvy for any of your outdoor drinking activities this Labor Day weekend. With only 100 calories and *tres chic* packaging, it’s the perfect on-the-go drink for any celebration.

On a boat? MOVO. Backyard BBQ? MOVO. Park hang out? MOVO. Any location can become a party if you try hard enough and believe in yourself — and bring the perfect drink, of course.

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Add a special touch to your celebration buy popping a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010, just released this summer. Offering a taste of fresh fruit with notes of sweet bakery and a perfect balance between acidity and freshness, this champagne is sure to impress and pairs great with fried and BBQ dishes.

Travel (Safely)

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Just two hours north of Miami, Club Med Sandpiper Bay recently reopened on June 12th, offering an all-inclusive getaway sans passport. This family-friendly resort is great for families seeking an affordable getaway with a variety of activity options for all interests, like windsurfing, sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking, or land-sports like golf, flying trapeze and tennis. Adults can relax by the adults-exclusive pool, on the beach that is situated alongside the St. Lucie River, or at the Club Med Spa, while kids enjoy time at the children’s clubs with unlimited land and water activities.

To ensure all guests feel comfortable and safe, Club Med launched their Safe Together initiative, enhanced hygiene and safety protocols to meet today’s new standards of health and cleanliness.

Travel Deal for local residents: 10% off with the promo code “SANDPI” at checkout for residents of Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina; available for booking through August 29, 2020 with select travel dates through January 9th, 2021.

Emergency Assistance Program: newly created to provide all guests traveling before April 30th, 2021 with coverage for emergency medical expenses during their stay, including those related to COVID-19. Full details are here under the section titled “Emergency Assistance Program”.

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NYC’s new urban beach getaway, is slated to open on September 4, just in time for Labor Day Weekend!

Inspired by the area’s rich surf history and serving the Rockaway Beach community, New Yorkers at large and travelers from afar, The Rockaway Hotel will be the peninsula’s premier destination.

The newly built 84,000 square foot hotel will offer over 50 guest rooms, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, an all-day cafe and coffee shop, an outdoor pool area, and a large-scale event space, all under one roof in Rockaway Beach.

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Nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square, where historic Duval Street begins the old town experience, is Ocean Key Resort & Spa — a luxurious, intimate property with just 100 rooms, capturing the essence and energy of Key West, while delivering a charming escape, at a distance. Beyond the sun and sand, Ocean Key offers a taste of island living complete with spacious outdoor dining at the vibrant Sunset Pier, ‘conch-fusion’ flavor with fresh local seafood at award-winning restaurant, Hot Tin Roof, luxurious SpaTerre and a stunning oceanside oasis at LIQUID pool bar and lounge.

For more information, please call (844) 330–3852 or visit www.oceankey.com, and click here for a full list of implemented safety measures.

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EAST Miami is the ultimate urban oasis offering the perfect mix of city and beach resort — ideal for couples, friends and families to get together and unwind safely as they explore outside their homes this year. The property offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor greenery, with fresh air flowing in and out at their restaurant patio, suite terraces, rooftop bar and poolside to enjoy some R&R time while still maintaining a safe distance from other guests.

Travelers can get an amazing escape this year at EAST Miami and take advantage of the property’s Travel for Tomorrow offer via Porter & Sail. Road trippers and nearby Florida residents can book their stays and save up to 25%; $300 stays receive $400 in hotel credit to enjoy while on property. The offer is valid from now through February 28, 2021 and includes the following:

  • Discounted branded bike rentals to explore Miami’s Brickell neighborhood and nearby parks/beaches
  • Pets under 25 pounds are welcome for an additional $100 per stay, and receive complimentary amenities such as toys and treats
  • Families receive complimentary amenities for kids such as teepees for indoor camping adventures, DIY dinosaur cookie kits, and dinosaur stuffed animals
  • Direct access to the Brickell City Centre shopping mall that includes a VIP movie theater, selection of luxury retail stores and kid’s salon & spa
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When traveling through Los Angeles, considering staying at The Glenmark Hotel (opened July 2020), an 85-room, design-forward boutique hotel located in Glendale, offering a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of L.A., while still providing easy access to all of the city’s proudest offerings.

Artfully decorated with works from local creators, The Glenmark features delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at signature restaurant Olia and stellar views of the Verdugo Mountains at Mila, the highest rooftop bar in Glendale. In close proximity to shopping mecca The Americana at Brand, the beautiful Griffith Park and the renowned Porto’s Bakery, there is no shortage of things to do, see and eat, while staying at The Glenmark Hotel.

For Labor Day, the hotel will be offering an Escape Your Way In Glendale package offering travelers 20% off food & beverage, free parking and late check out.

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Boston, MA: Located in the city’s buzzy Seaport District and inspired by first-class airline travel, this property features smartly designed cabins and a technology-driven guest experience, including human-free check-ins with airline-style kiosks and a handy mobile concierge app, room service and amenity deliveries via YO2D2, the friendly resident robot, and more.

Deal: Beantown to P’Town Package: This package offers a 2-in-1 destination experience, pairing Boston’s history, dining and culture with Provincetown’s renowned art galleries, vibrant shops and pristine beaches that dot the northern tip. Book a 2-night stay in one of YOTEL Boston’s smart cabins and receive roundtrip transportation for two on Boston Harbor Cruise’s Fast Ferry to the Cape. Labor Day Weekend travelers will receive a $50 food and beverage credit that can be applied onsite during the visit.

#SmartStay policies: The YOTEL brand and the Boston property have implemented operation #SmartStay, a package of measures, resources and training that is being rolled out at every YOTEL property worldwide. Measures include increasing the frequency of cleaning with high-grade disinfectants on all high-touch surfaces, cabins and shared spaces; enhanced safety and hygiene protocols for restaurants and F&B outlets including food preparation and handling; installation of hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel in both public and back of house areas; and displaying social distancing reminders in busy and public areas.

Price: Rates start at $339/night during LDW with this deal

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Dana Point, CA: Monarch Beach Resort, the AAA five-diamond beachfront resort nestled along the coast of Dana Point introduces guests to a reimagined destination experience steeped in the relaxed sun-splashed sophistication of coastal Orange County.

Deal: Summer Sale: Book two nights and get your third night free + a $100 resort credit. Book here.

StaySafe Program: New safety practices have been certified by the California Hotel & Lodging Association; masks are provided complimentary to guests; all resort employees are certified in the StaySafe Program protocol and undergo daily temperature and health screening checks, and wear PPE for guest safety; more than 50 fitness classes, family programs and arts activities are available weekly, all held outdoors in the fresh ocean air.

Price: Starting at $526/night

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Los Angeles, CA: Serving as the tallest building west of Chicago, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown forever changed the L.A. skyline, soaring at 73 stories and offering world-class guest rooms, meeting spaces and dining, all with LEED-Gold certified sustainability and the Los Angeles’ indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind.

Deal: Sky High Picnic package: The property’s Sky High Picnic Experience, includes Superior Room accommodations, and private access to Spire 73, the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Atop the hotel’s 73rd floor, guests who book the package will take in 360-degree sunset vistas accompanied by a picnic box of light bites and a celebratory bottle of sparkling wine.

COVID Policies: IHG Way of Clean — All room attendants were re-certified in the program, which includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants in guest rooms and public spaces. All hotel employees are temperature checked at the start of each shift and equipped with masks and gloves. Masks are required in all public areas of the hotel and guests have access to 105 touchless hand sanitizer stations throughout the property.

Price: Starting at $299

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Spend Labor Day Weekend celebrating suffragettes past and present with a stay in Hamilton Hotel’s exclusive Suffrage Suite: Women Win the Vote. The suite, which debuted in March 2020, celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment with images of historic newspapers, photographs, and stories of changemakers, including suffragists Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul as well as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The suite was designed by Terri Jannes Interiors and also includes original artifacts donated by the Barbara F. Lee Foundation.

Can’t make it to DC this year? Hamilton Hotel has launched a new way for guests to experience the suite and the items on display through a virtual gallery. Visitors from all over the world can now learn about the suffrage movement by visiting Hamilton Hotel’s website and scrolling a cursor over an image and when clicked on, getting a pop up that features details about the artifact in the suite.

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The end of summer is the perfect time to book a vacation to paradise with the Family Fun package at Fairmont El San Juan. The landmark Puerto Rico resort, located on the award-winning Isla Verde Beach, offers an array of family-friendly entertainment day and night.

Families can explore the storied, cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, hike the El Yunque National Forest, and experience Puerto Rican traditions anew with the hotel’s Vejigante Awakening of the Coquí sunset ceremony featuring local performers.

The Family Fun package includes daily breakfast credit for two adults, two complimentary kids’ breakfasts daily, one complimentary kids’ menu item per adult entrée purchased, milk and cookies upon arrival, and 20% discount on pool cabana rentals. Rates for the Family Fun package start at USD $179.

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Balboa Bay Resort, the premiere waterfront resort in Newport Beach, offers stunning bay views and sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Its guests can participate in a wealth of summer outdoor recreation activities, including outdoor dining around firepits at A&O Kitchen+Bar, a year round heated swimming pool and whirlpool, and electric boats, stand up paddle-boards, and kayaks rentals from its private bay dock.

Labor Day Deal: The Ultimate Staycation Package includes one-night-stay, a one hour rental of a kayak, stand up paddleboard or bike rental (all cleaned and sanitized before and after each use), breakfast for two at Blend (its Italian inspired coffee shop — $30 value), and dinner for two from A&O Kitchen+Bar (currently set up as patio only seating — $75 value).

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Located in the city’s bustling River North neighborhood, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago offers abundantly sized and beautifully decked out guest rooms and sophisticated amenities for a relaxing, socially distant Labor Day retreat in Chicago. For an unbeatable deal, the hotel offers ‘The Longer You Stay, the More You Save’ featuring two-night and three-night discounts.

Guests can enjoy a full weekend all without leaving the hotel, including private treatment at Spa Boutique or outdoor dining and lounging at the hotel’s two esteemed food and beverage outlets: I|O Godfrey offers guests an expansive rooftop area overlooking the city, while Brunch Room features a relaxing patio section on the hotel’s first level. Guests will find innovative bites and playful beverages, including house crafted cocktails and mocktails with CBD infusion options, fresh salads and soups, sushi selections, off-the-grill dishes, desserts, and more.

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Located in the heart of Boston, The Godfrey Hotel Boston invites Labor Day guests to “Discover Your Element” with a variety of features and amenities for today’s savvy traveler. Located in the historic Amory and Blake building, the hotel adds to the revitalization of the Downtown Crossing neighborhood, redefining the Boston traveling experience by combining modern style with the building’s historic roots.

Guests can spend their weekend exploring the city with social distancing-friendly activities, whether tasting one of Boston’s best lobster rolls to-go, canoeing or kayaking down the Charles River, or picnicking in the famed Boston Common and Public Garden with one of the hotel’s picnic baskets to-go in partnership with Roche Bros. Supermarket, packed with charcuterie, fresh fruits, wine, and more.

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The Angad is a unique property, starting with the booking process — guests book their rooms based on emotion and color. Guests have options of choosing from four primary colors — Rejuvenation Green, Empowerment Red, Curiosity Yellow, Freedom Blue. The hotel is designed to unleash the creative within, which is something we all need during these uncertain times. Being a historic building (which makes it unique in itself), there are several different room types, perfect for all types of travelers from families to couples to a girls or guys getaway!

There are bunk bed rooms (great for families OR friend groups), King rooms with a bathtub, 1 & 2 bedrooms suites with kitchenettes and more. Commissioned art pieces can be found throughout the hotel from the 1st floor to the lobby (located on the 12th floor) and in the rooms. Much of the art is sourced regionally and is available for purchase.

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The property in the Catskills offers guests unique outdoor focused experiences away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city making it the perfect place to travel to right now.

The property is continuing to do everything they can to ensure the health and safety of guests, starting with contactless check-in to sanitizing stations placed throughout the public spaces. Currently in lieu of salon and bar service, our team is offering text-in-order breakfast with complimentary delivery to rooms, cocktail deliveries to anywhere on property, in addition to outdoor catered barbeques over an Argentinian Wood Fired Grill.

Offsite, there are an array of options for our guests to safely enjoy in the area including hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, just to name a few. Onsite, the property offers a wood barrel hot tub, sauna, bonfire pit, and outdoor yoga.

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The Resort is excited to welcome guests back to their iconic pink palace with over 356 expansive acres and stunning waterfront, which provides uncompromising privacy and exclusive experiences for guests and club members.

The package titled Your Summer Restored, includes every 4th night free, among other perks such as American breakfast, a $50 Resort credit, and access to golf, tennis, FlowRider, which would normally incur extra fees.

Boca Raton Resort’s Your Summer Restored stay package includes:

  • Every 4th Night Free
  • American Breakfast
  • $50 Daily Resort Credit
  • Waived Resort Charge for Golf, Tennis, FlowRider, Kids Meals

Please note:

  • Room rates begin at $429 + taxes/fees
  • 3 Night Min Stay for Beach Club or Bungalows
  • Package available until Sept 30, 2020
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Reopened since, August 13; A property now declared a New York City landmark and one of the first skyscrapers built in Manhattan, The Beekman, a Thompson hotel infuses whimsical and elegant design into its eclectic history. With rooms draped in light, guests can feel comfortable staying inside all weekend long, or look out the windows and let the city draw them out. Enjoy 24-hour in-room dining or jaunt downstairs to the acclaimed Temple Court or Bar Room by celebrity chef, Tom Colicchio. Rates starting from $255/night over Labor Day Weekend.

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This desert retreat embodies a sunny mix of minimalist, modern-desert urbanity with contemporary design, sculptural geometry, modernist forms and the city’s only rooftop pool (only open to hotel guests during this time).

With its prime location anchoring the very center of downtown Palm Springs, the 153-room Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs is perfect for the modern explorer and offers idyllic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and desert landscape. The Rowan is currently operating at 50% capacity and has implemented additional measures to help safeguard guest and team members’ health. More on The Rowan’s health & safety protocols.

See: Check out the public art in downtown Palm Springs like Julian Voss-Andreae’s “Isabelle,” a polished stainless steel sculpture with surprising views from every angle; “Babies” by artist David Cerny illuminated by Jev Pic’s “The Faultline Meditation” light installation in the Palm Springs Art Pit behind The Rowan; and Collette Miller’s rainbow angel wings mural, Miller’s ode to world peace.

Eat: Dine al fresco at onsite restaurant Juniper Table’s expanded outdoor patio for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For a taste of Italy and a great happy hour, head to Il Corso Palm Springs, just steps away from The Rowan.

Do: Hike the scenic trails accessible from The Rowan’s backyard. Or, explore the outdoor shops in the newly revitalized downtown Palm Springs with high-end boutiques alongside favorite chains.

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Situated on 20,000 acres of land, Montage Palmetto Bluff has a full Labor Day weekend itinerary for a memorable long weekend. Between tie dying t-shirts and fun crafts like kite decorating, picnic blanket bingo on the village green, live music by the pool and much more, Montage Palmetto Bluff has a packed weekend itinerary for travelers to choose the activities they please.

Each night, guests spending the long weekend can even pick up various meals such as a southern feast at River House for favorites like prime rib and mahi mahi to eat picnic style or in the comfort of their own accommodations, or the Lowcountry Boil on Sunday night, a Palmetto Bluff tradition.

Those seeking private accommodations can choose a Village Home to feel immersed in the Lowcountry lifestyle, or opt for a Cottage — all with private entry. This Labor Day, book the Home at Moreland deal, where guests can reserve any Moreland Village Home for four nights or more and receive a $300 nightly resort credit, 4 bicycles and a 4-seater golf cart for use during their stay, in addition to a personal s’mores kit.

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Road trips have become the vacation of choice for many Americans this summer and we anticipate Labor Day to be no different. Volkswagen has a great vehicle option.

The Atlas Cross Sport SUV is the newest model in the VW lineup, having launched earlier in the year. The 5-seater vehicle combines ample interior space with a host of comfort and technology features at an attractive price (MSRP starts at $30,545). Features like the Rear Traffic Alert system and Blind Spot Monitor are sure to come in handy for road trips.

Fall Essentials

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$129.99 at Wayfair and Ideal for decks, patios, porches, and more, the Outdoor Living® Tower Fan (Model YF202) will help you stay cool outdoors. Engineered and designed to withstand the outdoors, the new fan is weather-resistant and has UV protection. Offers day and night comfort with 4 quiet speed selections and slim design to fit in any space.

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This stylish wine purifier will improve the taste of wine by removing sulfites via Selective Sulfite Capture™ technology as well as separating out sediment. To purify wine simply place the aerator on top of a wine glass or carafe and pour through. The handsome design features a display base that captures drips and stores neatly. SRP: $79.99 / Ullowine.com,Amazon.com and retailers

  • Offers a patented adjustable on/off aerator
  • Dishwasher safe and make from BPA-free materials
  • Comes with Üllo Wine Purifier, Travel Bag, and Soft-touch display base
  • 4 Selective Sulfite Capture™ single bottle filters that are made in the US
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Labor Day barbecues are undoubtedly going to look different this year but for those of us avoiding outdoor gatherings, worry not; the classic outdoor barbecue meals we love can be recreated in our kitchens at home! With Caraway’s easy-to use/easy-to-clean cookware and soft, absorbent linens, the chic and non-toxic kitchen brand will have you covered for a delicious, no-hassle, finger-licking indoor barbecue.

Here is a breakdown of Caraway’s cookware offerings and how they can be used for an at-home barbecue.

  • Fry Pan, ($95) — Perfect for preparing burgers and hot dogs without the hassle of cleaning a grill.
  • Sauté Pan, ($135) — The ideal option for everyone’s favorite barbecue chicken and potatoes.
  • Dutch Oven ($125) — One of the most versatile cookware you can own, great for baked corn on the cob, ribs and even desserts like peach cobbler.
  • Sauce Pan, ($105) — The go-to pan for sides like mac and cheese and mashed potatoes.

For sopping up messes and keeping your hands safe, Caraway offers a variety of linens including a Linen Apron ($55), Oven Mitts ($35), Pot Holders ($30) and Tea Towels ($45).

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This fall, the brand will launch a new Small Room Air Purifier that’s specially designed for spaces like home offices, college dorms and more. Not only does the purifier’s electrostatic filter attract and capture harmful airborne particles, but it also indicates when it needs to be replaced — making it easier than ever to maintain clean indoor air. The filter has a sleek, compact design and is quiet when in use, so it’s a great addition to small workspaces of all styles!

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The Echo Show 8 makes it fun and easy to find and prepare BBQ dishes and refreshing cocktails for the holiday weekend at home. Explore the Food Network Kitchen skill to find meals the entire family will love and do all your shopping from the comfort of your home via Alexa Shopping.

Some of our favorite recipes include Barbecue Cheeseburgers, Corn Salsa or fun desserts like a savory S’mores Cups or these Ice Cream Cone Shaped Cookies.

Plus, find cocktail recipes to compliment your meal like a refreshing Frozen Sangarita, a White Wine Spritzer or a Pina Perfected.

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Motorola has just launched a new True Wireless Earbud — the Motorola Tech3 — bringing innovation to the audio industry by combining three different wear styles into one headset, without straying away from the original true wireless concept.

With the Motorola Tech3, you can enhance your true wireless audio experience, with various ground-breaking features that include everything from voice assistance support to helping you find your lost earbuds by showing you a map of the last used location. They also offer unlimited playtime solutions for diverse lifestyles, with full control at your fingertips and no limitations.

This new headphone offers three wearable styles giving you the opportunity to choose between flexibility of True Wireless, Sport Loop and the world’s first True Wireless headphones that include a “direct plug-in” audio system.

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Available in a variety of delicious flavors, think Mixed Fruit, Berries n’ Cherries, Fruit Punch, SuperFruit Mix and more. Made with REAL fruit, no preservatives and fat free, Welch’s Fruit Snacks are perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Amazon: 80ct box: $20.47

Walmart: 80ct box: $11.19

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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