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22 Sep 2018   ·   0

Hurry and get this HOT deal at Kroger on Ritz Crackers — it ends tonight!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery 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.

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I wasn’t planning to do the Friday-Saturday deals at Kroger because they didn’t seem like they were really all that stellar. However, then I saw this hot tip on KrogerKrazy.com about a catalina that was printing when you bought 3 boxes of Family Size Nabisco Ritz Crackers.

So I popped into Kroger today to see if it would work — and it DID! This deal is only good through tonight, but I wanted to share it in case you have a chance to run to Kroger before the day is over with!

Here’s how to get this deal:

  • Buy 3 boxes of Nabisco Ritz Crackers at $1.99 each (be sure to download the coupon to your card from the Kroger app or Kroger site)
  • Spend $5.97 + tax out of pocket
  • Get a $3 catalina back — good for $3 off your next shopping trip!
  • That’s like paying $0.99 + tax per family-sized box of Ritz crackers!

I also picked up a few other deals at Kroger…

Saturday Kroger Shopping Trip

  • 3 Family-Sized Boxes of Nabisco Ritz Crackers — $1.99 with the Kroger Digital Coupon
  • 2 boxes of Raisinets — marked down to $0.19 each
  • Naked Juice — on closeout for $1.79, used $2/1 coupon — they deducted it down to $1.79 = FREE after coupon
  • 4 jars of Yoplait Oui Yogurt — marked down to $2.39 total
  • Bananas — marked down to $0.39/lb. = $1.88 total
  • Total with tax: $12.46, Got a $3 catalina back

What I’ve Spent So Far This Week

My grocery week runs from Saturday to Friday. However, I had $11.85 leftover from this past week, so I’m subtracting it from this week’s total.

Total I’ve Spent So Far This Week: $1.09

Total Left to Spend: $68.91

Cashback Earned This Week: 25 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning a receipt

A Few Recipes We Love Using Ritz Crackers:

  • It’s not a healthful recipe at all, but this Ritzy Chicken casserole is one our family has loved for years. I’m guessing it’s going to be on our menu a few times in the next few weeks!
  • Also, these would be great to use in one of our family’s favorite recipes to make for Christmas: Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies (we just melt chocolate chips or white chocolate chips to dip them in instead of blending the different chocolates that the recipe calls for).

What are some of YOUR favorite ways to use Ritz crackers?

22 Sep 2018   ·   1

Brigette’s $73 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.36

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.38

1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.59

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.85

1 1-lb pkg Butter Quarters – $1.99

1 4-lb bag Sugar – $0.99

1 48-oz bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.39

1 3-lb bag Frozen Ground Beef Patties – $8.89

1 16-oz pkg Deli Ham Meat – $2.99

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1 loaf Honey Wheat Bread – $0.85

1 box Pumpkin Toasty O’s Cereal – $1.99

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.49

2 16-oz bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $4.30

2 bags Gluten Free Pretzels – $3.50

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 tub Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (this got loaded into the freezer immediately instead of put on the table for the picture) – $1.75

1 jar Hot Fudge Syrup – $1.99

1 large Pumpkin – $3.79

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.99

1 Cauliflower – $1.79

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.29

2 bags Baby Carrots – $1.58

1 2-lb bag Peaches – $1.50

3 dozen Eggs – $3.33

1 5-lb bag Jasmine Rice – $3.85

1 bag Chopped Pecans – $2.99

Total: $73.14

Grocery Total for the Week: $73.14

Weekly Menu Plan

We ended up with a LOT of leftover fresh produce from the past couple of weeks, so we’ll be working on using that up this week.

Breakfasts

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

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

Birthday Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Bacon, Boiled Eggs

Lunches

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit, Carrots

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter, Cheese Sticks, Carrots, Apples

Ham Sandwiches, Oranges, Cucumbers

Pretzels with Peanut Butter, Peaches/Apples Mini Peppers x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Pakistani Kima (recipe from “More With Less” cookbook), Tossed Salad, Fruit

Hamburgers on the Grill with Homemade Buns, Baked Potato Wedges, Applesauce, Roasted Cauliflower

Taco Salad (We use ground venison instead of ground beef), Spanish Rice

Baked Chicken Breast, Creamy Milk Rice, Make-Ahead Butterhorns, Roasted Zucchini

Shepherd’s Pie, Make-Ahead Butterhorns, Ice Cream Cake (Birthday Dinner)

BBQ Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Biscuits

Leftovers

22 Sep 2018   ·   0

Pre-Order Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Game, Get a $10 Amazon Credit (plus pre-order price guarantee including Black Friday!!)

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If you have kids who love Nintendo, this is probably going to be one of the most anticipated video games this holiday season — the newest Super Smash Bros. game!!

Heads up Prime members!! When you pre-order the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Game on Amazon as a Prime member, you’ll get a $10 Amazon credit to use on a future purchase. (Your credit will show up within 35 days of when you receive the video game after the release date.)

The COOL thing about this is that Amazon gives you a pre-order price guarantee — which means that if the game drops in price any time between when you order it and when it’s released, you’ll get refunded the difference between what you paid and that lowest price!

Even better? This game doesn’t release until December 7th, which means the pre-order price guarantee is good through all of Black Friday season. That means if you pre-order now and it drops in price for Black Friday, you’ll get that lowest Black Friday price. So easy!! (Even though I don’t see Lightning Deals listed in the exclusions, I’m guessing this probably does exclude Lightning Deals.)

Go here to pre-order the new Super Smash Bros. game.

21 Sep 2018   ·   52

I found whole milk marked down to $1.99!!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery 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.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

Look what I found at Kroger today?? Whole milk marked down to $1.99!! I haven’t seen whole milk marked down in a long time and it’s the only kind of milk we usually buy.

(I know some of you only pay $2 per gallon all the time, but here in this area, I never see milk that cheap unless it’s marked down.)

I also picked up this FREE Hormel Compleats meal which one of my kids was SO excited about. These kinds of meals always look super unappetizing to me… but my kids apparently disagree! 🙂

(Psst! If you have a Kroger or Kroger affiliate, go grab your coupon for a FREE Hormel Compleats Meal.)

Friday Kroger Shopping Trip

What I’ve Spent So Far This Week

Total I’ve Spend So Far This Week: $58.15

Total Left to Spend: $11.85

Cashback Earned This Week: 170 points from Fetch Rewards for buying Oscar Mayer + scanning another receipt + $0.25 back from Ibotta for scanning a receipt

How much do you spend for a gallon of milk and where do you live? I’d love to hear!

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

The Best FREE and Cheap In-Store Deals This Week

Happy Friday! Worried you missed the best in-store deals from this week? 

Check out this list of the best FREE and cheap in-store deals from this past week that are still available…

CVS Deals

Buy 2 Crest Toothpaste at $2.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1/1 Crest CVS app coupon and $1/1 coupon from the 9/16 Retail Me Not insert
$0.49 each after coupons and ECBs

Cheerios Oat Crunch Cereal – $1.99
Use $0.75/1 printable
$1.24 after coupon

Walgreens Deals

Buy 4 Crest Toothpaste or toothbrush, Oral B Floss at $2.99, Get $6 Register Rewards
Use 2 $4/2 digital coupon, $1/1 digital coupon, or $1/1 coupon from the 9/16 Retail Me Not insert
Free after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Irish Spring Body Wash at $3.99, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/8 SmartSource insert
$0.49 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Xtra Laundry Detergent (51 oz) – $0.88

Target Deals

Rimmel Eye Shadow – $2.97
Use $3/1 printable
Free after coupon

Buy 3 Pop-Tarts Splitz (8 count) – $2.09
Use 30% off Cartwheel Offer
And use Buy 2 Get 1 Free printable
$0.80 each after coupons

Buy 1 Sabra Hummus Snackers – $1.99
Use 25% off Cartwheel offer
And use $0.50/1 printable
$0.99 after coupons

Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips – $4.49 (regularly $5.19)
Use $1.50/1 printable
Submit for $0.50/1 Ibotta cash back (exp 3/31; limit 5)
$2.49 after coupon and cash back

Buy 1 Seattle’s Best Coffee 12oz – $5.69 (Ends 9/22)
Use 25% off Cartwheel Offer
And use $1/1 printable
$3.27 after coupons

Walmart Deals

Rimmel Mascara – $3.97
Use $3/1 printable
$0.97 after coupon

1850 Iced Coffee – $2.28
Use $1.50/1 printable
$0.78 after coupon

See all the store deals from this past week here.

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Money Saving Mom’s Daily Deal Round-Up for September 21, 2018

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Hottest Deals

Online Deals

In-Store Deals

Freebies

Deals Around Town

Printable Coupons

Money Making Deals

Popular Deals Still Available

21 Sep 2018   ·   2

Ends Tonight!! Spend $10 at Carter’s, Get $10 Cash Back {Plus a bonus coupon code!!}

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.)

This HOT deal ends tonight, so grab it while you still can!!

Love shopping at Carter’s for the kids? This is a really RARE offer from Top Cash Back!

Top Cash Back is offering new members $10 cash back on ANY $10 purchase at Carter’s, making it free! (And scroll down to read more about pairing this with a coupon code for a GREAT deal!!)

Here’s how to get your FREE $10 Carter’s purchase:

1. Head here for the special Carter’s offer and sign up for a new Top Cash Back account.

2. Make a purchase valued at $10 or higher.

{Psst! Carter’s is currently running some great sales, plus you can use coupon code YAY25 to get an extra 25% off your entire purchase (excluding clearance and doorbusters)! And you can choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs. Combine the sale prices, coupon code, cash back, and free in-store pickup…and you’ve got a CRAZY deal!}

3. Within 14 days, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $10 — enough to cover your purchase!

4. After you receive the $10 payment in your Top Cash Back account, you can choose to transfer it to your bank account or request a Paypal payment.

This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already a member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

Deal is valid through September 21, 2018 — or while supplies last.

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

*HOT* DaySpring Coupon Code: $10 Off ANY Purchase (TONS of gift ideas starting at just $3.48 each, shipped!!)

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DaySpring is currently offering $10 off ANY purchase! This is a HOT offer because this coupon code is valid on any purchase, regardless of the amount. That means you can shop the clearance section to get FREE items after coupon code!

Shipping adds on $6.95 for purchases under $20. To maximize your savings and get the most out of this deal, I’d recommend grabbing at least two items from the clearance section that add up to $10 or less, so that you’re paying just $6.95 shipped for TWO items!

That’s like paying just $3.48 per item, shipped — which is just as good as a getting huge discounts on these items with free shipping! This is a great opportunity to grab really inexpensive gift ideas to put away for later. Think birthdays, Christmas, and more!

Here are just a few deals I spotted (and feel free to mix & match!)…

Buy 2 Inspirational Coloring Books at $5 each (reg. $9.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 each!

(These are so great for friends who love adult coloring!)

Buy 2 Jumbo Coffee Mugs at $5 each (reg. $12.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 each!
(Easy gift idea for just about anyone who drinks coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! These are perfect for Christmas gifts!)

Buy 2 Wall Art Pieces at $4-$5 each (reg. $9.99 – $14.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $8-$10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 each!
(These make such great wedding, birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas gift ideas on a budget!)

Buy 2 Sets of 3-Pack Pocket Notebooks at $4 each (reg. $8)
Use code MERRY10 to get $8 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 per set!

(These make great just because, encouragement, or “I’m thinking of you” gifts!)

Buy 2 Sets of Magnets (6 count) at $3.99 – $5 each (reg. $7.99 – $9.98)
Use code MERRY10 to get $7.98-$10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $3.48 per set!
(These would pair great with the pocket notebooks to round out a nice gift for a friend or family member!)

Buy 3 Sets of Note Cards or Boxed Cards (10-12 count) at $3 each (reg. $5.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $9 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped — like paying $2.32 per set!
(These are great to have on hand when you need them!)

Let There Be Printed Canvas Block – $10 (reg. $20)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!
(How cute is this for someone who loves coffee?!)

Redeemed Beautiful In Its Time Magnetic Calendar – $10 (reg. $26.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!
(This is such a beautiful gift idea on the cheap!)

Whimsical Bookcloth Premium Christian Journal – $8 (reg. $24.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $8 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!
(This is such a great gift idea for teens!)

Welcome to the World! Baby Memory Books – $10 (reg. $24.99)
Use code MERRY10 to get $10 off
Free after code
Shipping adds $6.95
Pay $6.95 shipped!

(Great baby shower gift idea on a budget!)

This sale runs through September 25th, but shop right away before all the best stuff sells out!

Go here to shop the clearance sale and use your coupon code!

21 Sep 2018   ·   1

Up to 75% Off Kids Shoes at Payless ShoeSource = Kids Shoes as low as $3.74!

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Through September 23rd, Payless ShoeSource is offering 50% off select kids shoes! No promo code needed.

Plus, you can get an extra 25% off your purchase when you use the promo code 251627388 at checkout!

Get these Girls’ Fae String Tie Flats for just $3.74 after the promo code!

Get these Girls’ JoJo Legacee Sneakers for just $7.49 after the promo code!

Get these Boys’ Powerstrap Gusto Runners for just $7.49 after the promo code!

Get these Boys’ Avengers Infinity Twin Gore Sneakers for just $7.49 after the promo code!

Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

Valid through September 23, 2018.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Triple Ruffle Pants only $7.99 + shipping!

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Oh my goodness! These are so adorable!

Jane has these Triple Ruffle Pants for just $7.99 + shipping right now!

Choose from 14 different colors.

Shipping is $3.25 for the first pair and $1.99 for each additional pair shipped within the same order.

21 Sep 2018   ·   0

Everyday Baby Doll Dress only $15.99 + shipping!

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Jane has these Everyday Baby Doll Dresses for just $15.99 + shipping!

Choose from 10 color options.

Shipping is $4.99 for the first dress and $1.99 for each additional dress shipped within the same order.