Coca-Cola and Walmart Have Created Effortless Meals!

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Last week was the first full week of school for the kids and my job at the college.  I had no idea how busy our week was going to be, so was glad I was prepared.

After work on Tuesday, I ran over to Walmart and picked up some Effortless Meals by Coca-Cola and Walmart.  They have created several easy meals for those of us on the go and each one can be found in the Deli section of the store.

Brad and I found the Sandwich Meals first.  Marketside half sub sandwiches come in many different options:


We went with two Ham and Swiss, one Roast Beef and an American Grinder.  We paired these with a bag of chips, a 16 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola and we had a quick meal on a busy school night.

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Scott had a late night meeting a couple of nights ago so it was just the kids and I.  Emily came home from soccer and was starving.  I had the Rotisserie Chicken in the fridge, so I heated it up, added a green salad and made some mashed potatoes.  Within a few minutes  we had a delicious meal that took very little time and effort!  Yum!

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Thursday, Emily had a full day at school, a doctor’s appointment AND a soccer game.  Our time was tight and not wanting to run through a drive-thru, I decided to cook the  Marketside Pizza’s.  I actually cooked these earlier in the day and put them in the fridge until our short break in between the doctor’s appointment and the soccer game.  We came home and a couple of us had the pizza, and enjoyed a glass of  Coca-Cola.  I even packed some up to go, so she could eat after her game.   It was so nice to have this option that night.  The leftover pizza went into everyone’s lunch the next day!  A win-win for this mom!

All of these meal options qualify for My Coke Rewards along with being able to unlock bonus points when purchasing Effortless Meals combinations.  Check out the My Coke Rewards link to see what items qualify.

What are your go to meals when you have a busy week?


Disclosure:  Thanks to The Coca-Cola Company for providing compensation for this blog post.  All opinions are my own and not those of Coca Cola’s.

Coke With Meals – G’s Coca-Cola BBQ Wings Recipe

Did you know you could find delicious recipes on the My Coke Rewards website?  I had no idea and was pleasantly surprised with the Coke With Meals recipes I found.   Chef G. Garvin and Ingrid Hoffmann have shared several recipes, all made with Coca Cola.

I decided to test one I knew my family would love…G’s Coca-Cola BBQ Wings by Chef G. Garvin.  I recreated his recipe tonight and it was a huge hit.

Not only are the recipes simple but are accompanied with a short video showing exactly how to make the dishes.   I loved that, it’s much easier watching someone create a dish and then follow their lead.

Here is the short video of him making G’s Coca-Cola BBQ Wings.

G's Coca Cola BBQ Wings

G's Coca Cola BBQ Wings


  • Wings
  • 8 chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. pepper
  • Canola oil
  • Coca-Cola® BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 tbsp. diced jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp. diced garlic
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika


  2. Chicken: Rinse chicken and split each wing at joint into two parts, then cut off tips. Season each side with salt and pepper.
  3. Fry the chicken in canola oil until golden brown. Remove from pan and place on paper towel to soak up excess oil.
  4. Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce:
  5. Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat and add olive oil, jalapeños, garlic, and shallots. Stir until brown and remove pan from heat. Add ketchup, orange juice, Coca-Cola and molasses. Mix well and pour in brown sugar, liquid smoke, paprika and garlic salt. Stir and let cool down.
  6. Place fried wings into barbecue sauce mixture. Mix well.
  7. To serve, remove wings from mixture and place on a plate. Pour BBQ sauce on top.
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My Coke Rewards also has the flexibility for you to make your own cookbook on their site or add to the professionals chefs recipes.  Check it out!

Disclosure:  Compensation was provided by Coca-Cola, but Coca-Cola is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this pin/post.   All opinions expressed are my own and not those of Coca-Cola.

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My Coke Rewards ~ Summer Fun #Giveaway from Coca Cola – CLOSED

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Author: Pauline

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Did you know that Coca Cola is celebrating their 125th anniversary this year?   Dr. John S. Pemberton created this unique soft drink clear back in 1886.  Those first glasses of Coca Cola went for only 5 cents!  Most of us recognize the brand just by looking at the red and white logo that has been around since the beginning.   Their are variations of the logo but the font and color have not changed for 125 years!

If you are a Coca Cola drinker you have seen the My Coke Rewards codes under your caps.   There are 15 Coca Cola brands that have the codes.  You collect points which are accumulated to spend on prizes including:   sweepstakes, instant win prizes, supporting a good cause, donating to your child’s school and much more!

Here is how to start collecting points.  Head over to My Coke Rewards and sign up as a new member.  Once you have registered your are ready to start drinking those Coca Cola products and collecting the codes to win prizes.

To get you excited about the 125 years of summer fun,  Coca Cola has provided a Park Kit giveaway for one of my readers ($50 Value).  It includes:

  • Coca-Cola tote
  • Sunglasses
  • Sports Bottle
  • Sunblock Kit
  • LED lamp (for nights when you’re just not ready to go inside)
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Reversible ball

What a great kit to celebrate the end of summer!  Here’s how you can enter to win:

What is your favorite Coca Cola drink?  (Mandatory Entry)

 Extra Entries:

3 Entries if you follow Tammy’s Two Cents
5 Entries if you receive Tammy’s Two Cents by email (must be activated to qualify)
5 Entries if you receive Tammy’s Two Cents by RSS feed (follow the directions in the peach colored box)
3 Entries if you follow Tammy’s Two Cents on Twitter
3 Entries if you follow Coca Cola on Twitter
3 Entries if you “like” Tammy’s Two Cents on Facebook
3 Entries if you “like” Coca Cola on Facebook
5 Entries if you display Tammy’s Two Cents button on your blog
3 Entries if you tweet giveaway (up to 3 times per day-not within the same hour)
Suggested Tweet:
Want to spend a day at the park but missing the essentials? @Cocacola has the answer! Enter here
5 Entries if you enter any other giveaway on Tammy’s Two Cents (5 entries for each giveaway entered)
5 Entries if you comment on any other post (not a giveaway) on Tammy’s Two Cents
(5 entries for each post commented on)

The giveaway will close on August 26th at 9:00 p.m. PST. Winner will be chosen using *And The Winner Is plugin*. Open to US  and Canada only please. Must be 18 years old or above.

Disclosure:  The prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company but The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of The Coca-Cola Company.