The Pandemic’s Silver Lining

The pandemic has brought forth new challenges, uncertainty, and distress, but as with most things in life, there is always a silver lining. This time period has given us the opportunity to learn more about ourselves, try new things, and give time to previously neglected tasks.

 

Get Bake on Your Feet!

Everyone loves a home cooked meal, but busy lives can make them hard to come by. Sometimes we don’t even have time to go to the grocery store, much less prepare food and find a time when the whole family can eat together. The pandemic has resolved some of these barriers and even introduced solutions. Imperfect Foods is a grocery delivery service with a mission to reduce waste. This company sources foods with a variety of imperfections, and sells them at a discounted rate! Loyalty+ members can get 30% OFF their first order. Once you have the produce in hand, it’s time to fire up the grill and turn on the stove. If you’re in the market for some new, rust-free pots and pans, we recommend GreenPan. This ceramic, non-stick cookware is durable, scratch-resistant, and made with upcycled stainless steel and aluminum. Plus, according to their website, “60% less CO2 is emitted during the curing phase of production of [their] coatings, compared to the emissions during the curing phase of production of traditional coatings on an aggregate level worldwide.” GreenPan is always rolling out new deals on Loyalty+, including cash back offers! 

 

Come and Sweat It

Exercise is another engagement that sounds good in theory, but can come with a slew of barriers. Some obvious deterrents are lack of time and lack of motivation, but another big one is discomfort with the gym! It’s difficult to work out around strangers, especially if you aren’t completely confident in how you look or what you’re doing. We recommend an online fitness program like Gymondo. Gymondo offers a comprehensive selection of professional fitness classes and a 10-week nutrition program. And, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Loyalty+ members can start today with two weeks free! If you’re looking for some new hardware, or just enjoy knowing about your body, check out Garmin wearables. These smartwatches track your activity, heart rate, stress levels, water intake and more! Plus, they can sync with your music and have animated on-screen workouts built in. You can choose from dozens of watch styles on their website. Loyalty+ members will find a 20% OFF coupon code in their account.

 

Around the World in Your Backyard

If you had to postpone a trip recently or have an itch to travel like never before, we suggest taking the time to learn a new language. There’s nothing quite like overcoming a language barrier and making a connection with someone internationally. Rosetta Stone has been providing online language education for more than 25 years. Whether you’re refining a second language or diving into the native tongue of a dream vacation spot, it’s incredibly rewarding to exercise your brain. Loyalty+ members can get 7% CASH BACK on a Rosetta Stone Lifetime Subscription! If you’d prefer to adventure closer to home, we understand! Arrive Outdoors is the perfect solution for you. This company offers rental outdoor gear, saving you money and space. Best of all, it’s better for the environment. Everything you need for an unforgettable outdoor experience can be rented through Arrive Outdoors. Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, snow gear — the list goes on! Find the 10% OFF discount code in your Loyalty+ account. 

 

What’s your silver lining? Trying a new recipe? Camping in your backyard? Whatever it is, do it for less.