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24 Aug 2019   ·   0

This Week’s $70 Grocery Budget + Our Menu Plan

Want to see what we bought for this week’s $70 grocery budget? I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.


Did you see that the Eat at Home Menu Plan service is on sale for just $1.13/week for the next few days? I love this menu plan service and think it is so fantastic if you need quick and easy menu plans that are family friendly and affordable.

You get access to 4 different menu plans (No Sugar/No Flour, Instant Pot/Slow Cooker, Traditional, and Traditional Wholesome) AND you get a color-coded grocery list for each menu plan every single week!

If you want to get some ideas of how this menu plan works and what the recipes are like, I’ve been making the recipes this week on live video. Here are three of them that I made:

Kroger Shopping Trip #1

  • Ground Beef — marked down to $4.29
  • 2 bags of apples  — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 bag of onions — marked down to $0.99
  • Santa Cruz lemonade — $0.99 when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 Nourish bowls — marked down to $1 each
  • 1 carton of Siggi’s — marked down to $0.99
  • Milk — $2.69
  • 3 boxes of Cheerios — $1.49 each when you buy 5 participating items, used $1.50/3 coupon = $0.99 each
  • Corn Chips — $0.99 when you buy 5 participating items, used $0.45/1 coupon that Kroger emailed me = $0.54
  • Diced tomatoes — $0.50
  • Teriyaki sauce — $2.29
  • Total with tax: $19.57

My Toilet Paper Order

I ordered the toilet paper deal and it came in this week. I paid just $19.49 for the equivalent of 128 regular rolls! We should be stocked up for awhile!

By the way, this deal is still available! Check out all of the details here.

I was excited about the Friday-Saturday deals at Kroger — including a stock-up price on butter ($1.99 per pound!) I bought 5 and stuck them in the freezer!

Kroger Shopping Trip #2:

What We Ate This Past Week

Note: When you see the meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries my shopping trip that I used to make all of the meals we ate.

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here.

Breakfasts:

Lunches:

  • Ham Sandwiches, Granola Bars, Yogurt, Capri Sun, Salad, Leftovers, Fruit

Snacks:

Dinners:

Total spent on groceries: $67.04

Cashback earned this week: 50 points for submitting my receipts to Fetch rewards

24 Aug 2019   ·   9

Who wants a FREE $5 Amazon gift card??

Trying to start saving up Amazon gift cards for the holiday season up ahead? I’ve got a way for you to easily earn a $5 Amazon gift card in just minutes — completely free! If you are planning to do any errands or shopping in the near future, don’t miss this!

Here’s how to earn your free $5 gift card:

1. Sign up for Shopkick through this link, use code MOM5 during the registration process.

2. Go to one store listed in the app within 7 days. (Some of the stores listed: Kroger, CVS, Walmart, Target, Publix, Dollar General, Aldi, Sprouts, Walgreens, Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, and more!).

3. When you’re at the store, open up your app and click on the store and then scans. Scan one product listed in the app.

4. That’s it! You don’t have to purchase anything. Just use the code MOM5 when signing up and then scan one item in-store.

5. Because you used the code above, you’ll get 1250 bonus “kicks” instantly added to your account. You can trade these in for a $5 Amazon gift card! (Or any other gift card!)

HOT TIP: If you do the above steps by tomorrow evening (August 25, 2019), you’ll also be entered to win a $200 Amazon gift card!

Psst! Want to earn more points? Make sure to have the Shopkick app open when you walk in the store (you’ll earn kicks for this) and then scan all the other items listed in the app that you can earn points for.

Read more about how Shopkick works and how to earn more points with Shopkick here. Also, check out my post on 7 Easy Ways to Earn Amazon Gift Cards for other ways to earn free Amazon gift cards.

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24 Aug 2019   ·   34
Cottonelle 24 Family MEGA Toilet Paper Rolls

Did you get this HOT deal on toilet paper yet?!

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Need toilet paper? I grabbed this great stock up deal on Cottonelle GentleCare Toilet Paper yesterday and it’s still available!!

My toilet paper came in yesterday! I paid just $19.49 for the equivalent of 128 regular rolls!

Want to grab this deal?

Just head over to Amazon, check out through Subscribe & Save, and clip the $9 e-coupon on one of these links:

Don’t forget to choose Subscribe & Save so you can get FREE shipping! This is like paying $0.81 per mega roll or $0.15 per single roll. SUCH a good deal!

Some people have reported being able to get all three of these deals, so it’s definitely worth a try! Let us know if it worked for you!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

24 Aug 2019   ·   6
Get Organized Photo Collage

FREE Get Organized HQ Online Event (Over 20 Workshops and Speakers!!)

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The FREE Get Organized HQ Event is back again this year!

Get Organized HQ Desktop

Are you looking to simplify your life, get organized, and achieve more?

If so, you don’t want to miss this FREE Get Organized HQ Online Event! When you sign up, you’ll get FREE access to 20+ practical workshops taught by a variety of experts and bloggers! (I’m even teaching a class on goal setting!)

The event will take place September 9th-13th, 2019. Several workshops will roll out each day, and you’ll have 24 hours to watch each video for FREE.

(If you’d like lifetime access so that you can take your time watching them, you can purchase an all-access pass for just $29! But be sure to grab it before August 29th, when the price on the all access pass starts going up!)

Get Organized Photo Collage

Who is Get Organized HQ for? This FREE online event is for you if:

  • You have big dreams and goals you want to achieve
  • You want to get organized once and for all
  • You want your home running smoothly
  • You are looking for new organizing ideas and inspiration
  • You are having trouble getting motivated to organize

This FREE online event is for women of all ages and stages of life, and there’s really something for everyone — goal setting, easy meal planning, quick cleaning solutions, streamlining your wardrobe, tracking finances, managing self-care, putting routines in place, and SO much more!

{And don’t forget! If you want lifetime access, you can purchase the all-access pass for just $29!)

Go here to sign up for the FREE Get Organized HQ online event!

24 Aug 2019   ·   9

Have you signed up for your FREE Harry’s Shaving Bundle yet?!

If you haven’t tried Harry’s yet, you can currently get a FREE shaving bundle! All you’ll pay is shipping!

Harry’s is offering a free three-piece Shaving Bundle right now. You just pay $3 for shipping. This is valued at $13!

In this free set, you’ll get two weeks’ worth of shaving supplies from Harry’s: a Truman razor with a blade (choose from one of three different different colors), foaming shave gel, and a travel blade cover.

I ordered this and was very impressed with what I got for $3 shipped! The razor was seems to be really high quality and I loved the rubberized handle (and it’s fun that you get to choose the color!)

I chose the orange handled razor although I’m not really sure why! I think if I were to do it again, I would choose the blue. Oh well!

When you sign up for this Shaving Bundle, it signs you up for a subscription to Harry’s razors, however, you can choose to cancel before they send your next shipment. I ordered this and I chose the 5-month option (see above).

They said that they will email you before they send your next shipment and you can cancel your subscription then if you don’t want to continue getting shipments. Or, go ahead and cancel it as soon as your first order ships above so you don’t accidentally forget.

I went in and cancelled my subscription after my box shipped and it was SUPER easy to do.

Hesitant about Harry’s? Check out this recent Harry’s review from a reader:

“I’ve been using Harry’s since this past December and I must say that their products and customer service are GREAT! I also took them up on their mystery product and ALWAYS get an item much more valuable than what they charge.

I received the BEST customer service email that I have ever received from ANY company that I’ve done business with. I was so pleased that I emailed them back to thank them for such a nice, friendly email and they replied-pronto!

AND their blades are really nice! I get auto shipping every 3 months, but these blades start sharp and stay sharp for much longer than those I used to buy in stores.

As a disabled ARMY veteran I chose the OD Green color razor, which too, is a wonderful product. The weight of the razor makes shaving so much more enjoyable and effective.

I really think that you’ll enjoy these products!”

Here’s how to get this deal:

Woohoo! Just $3 out of pocket for the set!

Let me know if you’ve ordered from Harry’s before or have a subscription. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Also, see my Completely Honest Review of Dollar Shave Club. (And you can get a Starter Set from Dollar Shave Club for just $5 shipped here.)

24 Aug 2019   ·   0
Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals

Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals only $52 shipped!

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This GREAT deal on Birkenstock Sandals is still available!

Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals

Proozy has these Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals for just $52 shipped when you use the promo code MSM52 at checkout!

Choose from several color options.

This is such a fantastic price for Birkenstocks!

Valid through August 26, 2019.

24 Aug 2019   ·   0
Fall Freezer Meal Plan

Printable Fall Freezer Meal Plan for $22.45!

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Looking for some delicious fall meals that are quick and easy? Check out this deal!

Fall Freezer Meal Plan

Love freezer cooking? Looking for some fun new fall recipes?

Family Freezer has their brand new Printable Fall Freezer Meal Plan on sale for $22.45 when you use coupon code MSM10 at checkout!

This meal plan has:

  • 36 healthy and delicious recipes that can be frozen without any cooking ahead of time and then cooked later in your crockpot or stovetop (12 recipes per month, sept, oct, and nov)
  • Printable grocery shopping lists (one per month and one for all 36 recipes if you’re crazy enough to make all of them at once)
  • Printable calendars with the meals assigned to days throughout the month (so you don’t even have to think about “what’s for dinner?”)
  • Full nutritional info for every recipe
  • Color photos of the cooked meals
  • And more!

Valid through August 28, 2019.

Go here to grab your Fall Freezer Meal Plan with code MSM10.

24 Aug 2019   ·   0

Brigette’s $84 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

My older sister, Brigette, shares her shopping trips and menu plans every week! You can go HERE to see all of her weekly menu plans and you can go HERE to read all about her family!

Aldi

1 48-oz bag Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.39

1 pkg Pepperoni – $1.99

1 pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.19

1 16-oz pkg Deli Meat – $2.85

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.95

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.59

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.59

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.79

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.59

1 5-lb bag Flour – $1.15

1 large canister Quick Oats – $2.29

1 4-lb bag Sugar – $1.59

1 jar Baking Cocoa – $1.49

1 box Baking Soda – $0.45

1 jar Ground Black Pepper – $1.39

1 jar Chili Powder – $0.95

1 canister Table Salt – $0.35

1 32-oz box Elbow Macaroni – $1.09

4 cans Green Beans – $1.52

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.25

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $2.09

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 bunch Bananas – $1.07

1 pkg Radishes – $0.89

1 pkg Carrots – $0.85

1 3-lb bag Mandarins – $2.99

1 bag Green Grapes (@$0.89/lb) – $2.04

1 carton Grape Tomatoes – $1.39

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.69

1 3-lb bag Pink Lady Apples – $3.49

2 Avocados – $1.38

1 Cauliflower – $1.99

1 box Rice Squares – $1.79

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.09

1 bag Gluten-Free Pretzels – $1.85

2 boxes Macaroni and Cheese – $0.50

1 32-oz carton Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.39

4 Individual-Sized Flavored Green Yogurts – $2.36

1 1-lb box Butter Quarters – $2.74

3 dozen Eggs – $2.34

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.38

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.45

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

2 6-ct pkgs English Muffins – $1.90

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

Grocery Total for the Week: $84.30

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include: 

Cereal, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fruit, Scrambled/Boiled/Fried Eggs, Veggie Omelets

Lunches

Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches x 2, Carrots, Apples

Peanut Butter and Jelly on Rice Cakes, Grapes, Mini Sweet Peppers x 2

Pretzels, Cheese Sticks, Oranges, Cucumbers

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken Gravy Over Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad

Fried Egg/Cheese McMuffins, Roasted Cauliflower

The Best Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad

Date Night Out (for my husband and me, Macaroni and Cheese for the kids)

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Homemade Breadsticks in the Bread Machine

Leftovers

24 Aug 2019   ·   0

Target: Get 20% off for trading in used car seats

Have a used car seat lying around? You can get 20% off when you trade it in at Target!

Target: Get 20% off for trading in used car seats

Target stores nationwide are having a car seat trade-in event from September 3-13, 2019!

During this event, you can trade in used car seats to get a coupon for 20% off a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller, playard, highchair, swing, rocker or bouncer. Simply bring in your old car seat to your local Target store and you will receive a 20% off coupon valid in stores and online through September 14, 2019.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

24 Aug 2019   ·   1
Flipz Summer Snack Hackz Instant Win Game (2,001 Winners!)

Flipz Summer Snack Hackz Instant Win Game (2,001 Winners!)

Play this new Flipz Summer Snack Hackz Instant Win Game!

Flipz Summer Snack Hackz Instant Win Game (2,001 Winners!)

Play the new Flipz Summer Snack Hackz Instant Win Game for your chance to win free product coupons, $25 Fandango gift cards, or jackets!

Simply enter the code MOVIE. This code is valid for a limited time only. However a new code will be released on September 14th.

Play daily through September 30, 2019.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!

23 Aug 2019   ·   0
Shopkick Back to School Giveaway

Get a FREE $5 Amazon gift card + Enter to win a $200 gift card from Shopkick!!

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Whether you’re a new or existing Shopkick user, you don’t want to miss this HOT $200 giveaway that Shopkick is running right now! One MoneySavingMom.com reader will be a guaranteed winner!

Shopkick Back to School Giveaway

Enter to win $200 from Shopkick!

Want to win $200 to put towards school supplies, back to school clothing, or even save for holiday shopping?

Shopkick is currently running a Back to School giveaway, and one lucky MoneySavingMom.com reader will win 50,000 kicks to redeem for a $200 gift card of your choice!

Choose from a huge selection of different gift card options: Amazon, Starbucks, TJMaxx, Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, and SO much more.

The great news is that this giveaway is for both new and existing Shopkick users! Keep reading to find out how to enter!

Already a Shopkick user? Here’s how to enter:

If you’re an existing Shopkick member, all you have to do is complete at least one in-store scan in your Shopkick app before August 25th.

That will automatically enter you into the giveaway. It’s that simple!

Shopkick Back to School Contest

New Shopkick user? Enter the giveaway + get a FREE $5 Amazon gift card!

If you’ve never used Shopkick before, you can use the instructions below to not only enter the giveaway but also get a FREE $5 Amazon gift card!

Here’s what to do:

1. Sign up for Shopkick through this link and use code MOM5 during the registration process.

2. Go to one store listed in the app before August 25th. (some of the stores listed: Kroger, CVS, Walmart, Target, Publix, Dollar General, Aldi, Sprouts, Walgreens, Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, and more!).

3. When you’re at the store, open up your app and click on the store and then scans. Scan one product listed in the app.

4. That’s it! You don’t have to purchase anything. Just use the code MOM5 when signing up and then scan one item in-store.

5. Because you used the code above, you’ll get 1250 bonus “kicks” instantly added to your account. You can trade these in for a $5 Amazon gift card! (Or any other gift card of your choice!)

6. You’ll also automatically be entered into the $200 giveaway, as long as you complete your scan before August 25th.

The winner will be chosen and notified by September 6, 2019.

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Psst! Earn Even More With Shopkick!

Once you’re all signed up with Shopkick, you can keep earning past your initial $5 gift card!

I personally like to earn kicks for walking into stores and scanning products, because it’s super easy and requires no purchase.

You can go here to learn all about how Shopkick works and how to make the most of it.

Looking for more ways to earn Amazon gift cards? Read this post on easy ways to earn FREE Amazon gift cards!

23 Aug 2019   ·   1
Ozark Trail 16' x 16' Sphere Tent

Ozark Trail 16′ x 16′ Sphere Tent only $99 shipped (Reg. $175!)

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Love camping? Grab this Ozark Trail 16′ x 16′ Sphere Tent for only $99!

Ozark Trail 16' x 16' Sphere Tent

Walmart has this Ozark Trail 16′ x 16′ Sphere Tent for just $99 shipped right now (regularly $175)!

This tent sleeps 12 people and can fit up to three queen air beds inside.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

23 Aug 2019   ·   0
Mouse Inspired Necklaces

Mouse Inspired Necklaces only $7.99 shipped!

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Calling all the Disney lovers! The popular deal on these Mouse Inspired Necklaces has returned!

Mouse Inspired Necklaces

Jane has these Mouse Inspired Necklaces for only $7.99 shipped right now!

Choose from gold, rose gold, or silver.

These would make such fun gift ideas!

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

23 Aug 2019   ·   0
Water Bottle Carriers

Water Bottle Carriers only $7.99 shipped!

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These Water Bottle Carriers are perfect to carry your favorite beverage while hiking or traveling.

Water Bottle Carriers

Jane has these Water Bottle Carriers for only $7.99 shipped right now!

Choose from two sizes and five styles.

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!

23 Aug 2019   ·   1
OontZ Angle Solo - Bluetooth Portable Speaker,

OontZ Angle Solo Bluetooth Portable Speaker only $13.99, plus more!

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Today only, Amazon is offering up to 53% off Oontz Bluetooth Speakers!

OontZ Angle Solo - Bluetooth Portable Speaker,

Get this OontZ Angle Solo Bluetooth Portable Speaker for just $13.99 (regularly $29.99)!

Get this OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Portable Bluetooth Speaker for only $19.99 (regularly $34.99)!

Valid today only, August 23, 2019, while supplies last.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.