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22 Feb 2020   ·   1

We Spent $68.24 at the Grocery Store This Week (+ our dinner menus)

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.

I was excited to find some great deals at Kroger, be able to stock up on a few things, and stay under budget. Here’s what we bought this week:

Kroger Shopping Trip #1:

  • 4 boxes Creamette Pasta — $0.49 each with the digital coupon
  • Duncan Hines Microwave Cakes (I thought these would be fun to have for a movie night) — marked down to $0.39 each
  • Kroger Hashbrowns — $1.79
  • Fresh Salsa — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 bag of apples — marked down to $0.99
  • 4 jars Kroger peanut butter — $0.99 each after digital coupon
  • 1 jar natural Kroger peanut butter — $1.79
  • Kroger cheese (16 oz.) — $3.99
  • Pillsbury Pie Crust — marked down to $0.99
  • 3-lb bag of Gala apples — $3.99
  • 2 lbs ground beef — marked down to $1.99 each
  • 3 bottles Odwalla juice — marked down to $0.99 each
  • 2 boxes Kroger cereal — $1.49 each
  • Milk — $2.79
  • Half & Half — $1.99
  • Total with tax: $38.38

Kroger Shopping Trip #2:

  • 2 boxes Kroger cereal — $1.49 each
  • Hostess Cupcake Dessert Mix — marked down to $0.39
  • 2 cans Chef Boyardee — marked down to $0.19 each
  • Simple Truth Refried Beans — marked down to $0.39
  • 4 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies — $1 each
  • Lemi-Shine Dishwasher Tabs — marked down to $0.89
  • 5 packages of Pampers wipes — $0.99 each with Friday-Saturday digital coupon
  • 2 Stayfree pads — $1.69 each when you buy 5 participating items, used $3/2 Kroger digital coupon = $0.19 each
  • 2 Suave shampoo/conditioner — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items, used $1/2 Kroger digital coupon = $0.49 each
  • Kellogg’s Raisin Bran — $1.79 when you buy 5 participating items
  • Milk — $2.99
  • Simple Truth Eggs — marked down to $1.49
  • Total with tax: $29.86

Our Menu Plan This 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: Cereal

Lunches: Leftovers, Salad, Apples/Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese, Yogurt, Cookies, Chips, Random other markdowns/sale items 🙂

Dinners: 

Sunday: Leftovers + Mac & Cheese

Monday: Breakfast Casserole (recipe sent to me by a follower)

Tuesday: Fend for yourself + leftovers

Wednesday: Tyson Anytizers, Broccoli, Brown Rice

Thursday: Chicken Tetrazinni, Green Beans, Bran Muffins

Friday: Pumpkin Waffles, Bacon (Jesse & I went out to dinner with a gift card we were given by his parents — we’re trying to get in some dates before the baby gets here!)

Saturday: Dinner out (Kathrynne had an out of town basketball tournament)

22 Feb 2020   ·   0

HGTV magazine subscription for just $12.50/year! (I love this magazine!)

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Wow! We haven’t seen a deal on an HGTV magazine subscription in a really long time!

Right now, you can get a one-year subscription to HGTV magazine for just $12.50!

Just use coupon code MONEYSAVING to get this deal!

You can order up to 3 years at this annual price.

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I completely surprised myself by loving HGTV magazine when someone gifted me a subscription a couple years ago. I honestly didn’t think I’d like it, but ended up falling in love with it!

I adore the beautiful pictures, it motivates me to add more beauty to our lives, and it inspires me to be more creative in decorating our home.

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This would make a great gift for yourself — or for a friend!

Valid through February 28, 2020.

22 Feb 2020   ·   0

Women’s Reebok Leggings for just $11.70 shipped!

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Need some new leggings on the cheap? Don’t miss this deal!

Women's Reebok Leggings

Proozy currently has several styles of Women’s Reebok Leggings for just $11.70 shipped when you use coupon code MSM1170 at checkout!

These are regularly priced at $60, so this is a GREAT deal! Choose from several styles and colors!

Valid through February 27, 2020.

22 Feb 2020   ·   0

10 Ways to Make $100 With Your Blog

Is making more money with your blog one of your big goals this year?

If you love blogging but would love to generate more income, be sure to download my FREE cheat sheet on 10 Ways to Make $100 With Your Blog!

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22 Feb 2020   ·   4

Get five Dr. Seuss books for just $1.19 each, shipped!

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Looking for unique non-candy Easter basket ideas for kids who love to read? This is a great deal on Dr. Seuss books!

Right now you can get five Dr. Seuss Classics books for just $5.95 shipped. Here’s how:

  1. Go here to sign up for the Dr. Seuss & His Friends Club.
  2. Enter your shipping information in Step 1.
  3. Be sure to click on “No, thank you” on the bonus books for Step 2. That will make the cost go up.
  4. Look at your order summary in Step 3 and make sure it shows the total as $5.95 with FREE shipping.
  5. Click submit. You’ll receive your five Dr. Seuss Classics (pictured above), plus a bonus activity book for just $5.95 shipped — or just $1.19 per book!

Note: When you sign up for this introductory offer, you’re signing up for their monthly book subscription club. If you no longer wish to continue after the initial shipment, you can cancel before your start incurring additional charges for subsequent months. To cancel, simply call 1-800-353-3140 (toll-free) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.

Go here to get your five Dr. Seuss books for just $1.19 each, shipped!

22 Feb 2020   ·   0

Museums On Us | Free admission to museums nationwide for Bank of America customers

If you love museums, don’t miss Bank of America’s Museums On Us deal each month!

Looking for more frugal fun? Check out our latest posts about family fun events near you!

Museums On Us Free Admission

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers can get free admission to over 225 participating museums nationwide on March 7-8, 2020.

This freebie deal is also valid the first full weekend of every month in 2020!

Go here to see a list of participating museums.

Be sure to bring your credit or debit card and a photo ID to get FREE admission.

21 Feb 2020   ·   27
Kindle Unlimited at breakfast

*HOT* Kindle Unlimited Trial: Completely FREE 2-Month Subscription ($19.98 Value!!)

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If you’ve been wanting to try Kindle Unlimited, don’t miss this FREE 2-month Kindle Unlimited Trial! It’s a great opportunity to score some fantastic reads for free.

Kindle Unlimited at breakfast

Through March 1st, you can sign up to get a FREE two-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited! And the best part is that you can take advantage of this deal even if you’ve signed up in the past!

Since Kindle Unlimited is usually priced at $9.99 per month, this is a RARE savings of $19.98! This is a fantastic deal and we haven’t seen a FREE two-month Kindle Unlimited deal in a while.

The Day the World Came to Town

When you sign up for this deal, you’ll get access to over 700,000 ebooks and thousands of audiobooks — all for free!

The available books change pretty often, but right now they have The Day the World Came to Town — a book I read last year and absolutely loved! I highly recommend reading it.

Free 2-Month Kindle Unlimited Trial

Interested in this deal? Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up for a free 2-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited
  • Click on the Kindle Unlimited tab in your Amazon bar to search for available titles (you can search individually or sort by genre).
  • You’ll be able to add up to 10 titles to your Kindle Unlimited account at a time.
  • Once you’ve finished reading a title, just return it and borrow another.
  • You can read or listen to the titles on any device with the free Kindle app.
  • Be sure to cancel your subscription before your 2 month subscription is up, otherwise, you’ll be charged $9.99 per month.

Want some other suggestions of great titles to read that you can possibly read for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited Trial? Here are some other great reads that are currently available:

I’d love to know what other titles you find that you can read on Kindle Unlimited with this great deal!

Go here to sign up for your free 2-month subscription!

21 Feb 2020   ·   0
Birkenstocks

*HOT* Nordstrom Rack: Up to 48% off Birkenstocks!

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Love Birkenstocks? You can score up to 48% off right now!

Birkenstocks

Right now, Nordstrom Rack is having a huge sale on Birkenstocks where you can score up to 48% off sandals, slides, sneakers and more!

There are lots of styles and colors to choose from with sizes for kids, men and women.

Hurry – these are a HOT deal and are selling out quickly.

Shipping is free on orders over $89.

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

21 Feb 2020   ·   0

6-Hook Bird Feeding Station with 4 Bird Feeders only $35.99 shipped!

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Do you love watching birds? Get this 6-Hook Bird Feeding Station with 4 Bird Feeders for a great deal!

You can get this 6-Hook Bird Feeding Station with 4 Bird Feeders for only $35.99 shipped when you use the promo code BIRD at checkout!

This set includes a wire feeder, peanut feeder, tube feeder, and suet feeder. Plus, a water bowl/bird bath and food tray are also included!

Valid through February 23, 2020.

21 Feb 2020   ·   0
Kellogg's, Breakfast Cereal, Single-Serve Boxes

Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal, Single-Serve Boxes (48 count) only $9.38 shipped!

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Here’s a great stock up price on Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal!

Kellogg's, Breakfast Cereal, Single-Serve Boxes

Amazon has these Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal, Single-Serve Boxes (48 count) for only $9.38 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

That’s just $0.19 per box shipped!

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

21 Feb 2020   ·   0
Never Touch Books

“Never Touch” Board Books as low as $5.16!

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These “Never Touch” Board Books would make great Easter basket fillers!

Never Touch Books

Amazon has several of the “Never Touch” Board Books for a great price right now! These would make great Easter basket gifts!

Never Touch a Spider Board Book – Just $5.16
Never Touch the Dinosaurs Board Book – Just $5.59
Never Touch a Dragon Board Book – Just $5.74
Never Touch a Porcupine Board Book – Just $6.43
Never Touch a Shark Board Book – Just $6.86
Touch and Feel Never Touch a Monster Board Book – Just $6.99
Touch and Feel: Never Touch a Dinosaur Board Book – Just $7.99
Never Touch a Polar Bear! Board Book – Just $8.14

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

21 Feb 2020   ·   0
Coffee Coolie Sleeves

Coffee Coolie Sleeves only $8.99 shipped!

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These Coffee Coolie Sleeves are specifically designed for the cups served at your favorite coffee shop!

Coffee Coolie Sleeves

Jane has these Coffee Coolie Sleeves for just $8.99 shipped right now!

There are six styles and three sizes to choose from.

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!

21 Feb 2020   ·   0
Women's Tek Gear® Ultrasoft Fleece Hoodie

Women’s Tek Gear Ultrasoft Fleece Hoodies only $9.59!

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These Women’s Tek Gear Ultrasoft Fleece Hoodie are perfect for working out!

Women's Tek Gear® Ultrasoft Fleece Hoodie

Kohl’s has these Women’s Tek Gear Ultrasoft Fleece Hoodies for just $9.59 when you use the promo code USAVE20 at checkout!

There are 15 colors to pick from.

Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs.

Thanks, Wear It For Less!

21 Feb 2020   ·   0
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack

Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 30 Pack only $5.82!

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This is a fantastic price on Elmer’s Glue Sticks!

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack

This hot deal is back!!

Amazon has these Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack for just $5.82 right now!

That’s just $0.19 per stick!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

21 Feb 2020   ·   1

Plackers Kids Dental Floss Picks (Pack of 4) only $5.31 shipped!

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Stock up on kids dental floss picks with this deal!

Amazon has this Plackers Kids Dental Floss Picks, 75 count (Pack of 4) for just $5.31 shipped when you checkout through Subscribe & Save!

That’s just $1.32 per bag shipped.

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

Thanks, Hip2Save!