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19 Aug 2019   ·   0

Krispy Kreme: Buy One, Get One Dozen Doughnuts Free!

Hungry for doughnuts? Krispy Kreme is offering Buy One, Get One Dozen Free right now!

If you’re a Krispy Kreme Rewards Member, you can get buy any one Dozen Doughnuts and get one dozen free Original Glazed Doughnuts right now!

Just show the barcode on your app to get this deal.

Valid through August 25, 2019.

Not a Rewards Member? Sign up here for free.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

19 Aug 2019   ·   0

Target Back to School Deals for the week of August 18-24, 2019

Check out these amazing deals Target is offering this week.

Here are the back to school deals at Target for the week of August 18-24, 2019:

Mead Five Star 4-Pocket Folder – $0.19

Select Trans by JanSport Backpacks – $28 & $39 (regularly $35.99 & $44.99)

Bic Stick Pens, 10 ct – $0.99
Use $1.50/2 coupon from the 8/4 SmartSource insert
$0.24 each after coupon

Buy 2 Thermos FUNtainer Bottles or Food Jars – as low as $14.99 each
On Sale Buy One, Get One 30% off
$12.74 each after sale

Be sure to check out all of the Best 2019 Back To School Deals! Don’t forget you can also sign up for our daily email newsletter to get all of the best back to school deals emailed to you every week! And be sure to check out my post on 5 Simple Ways to Save on Back to School Deals.

19 Aug 2019   ·   0

Walgreens Back To School Deals for the week of August 18-24, 2019

Check out these amazing deals Walgreens is offering this week.

Here are the back to school deals at Walgreens for the week of August 18-24, 2019:

Wexford 2-Pocket Folders – 7/$1

Wexford Mini Highlighter – 7/$1

Elmer’s Glue Stick 3 ct or Elmer’s Glue – $0.49

Paper Mate Pens – $0.49

Index Cards – $0.49

Composition Book – $0.49

Crayola Colored Pencils – $0.99

Crayola Markers – $0.99

Filler Paper 230 ct – $1.50

Papermate Mechanical Pencils – $1.99

Ticonderoga Pencils 24 pk – $1.99

Be sure to check out all of the Best 2019 Back To School Deals! Don’t forget you can also sign up for our daily email newsletter to get all of the best back to school deals emailed to you every week! And be sure to check out my post on 5 Simple Ways to Save on Back to School Deals.

19 Aug 2019   ·   0

Office Max/Office Depot Back to School Deals for the week of August 18-24, 2019

Check out these amazing deals Office Depot/Office Max is offering this week.

Here are the back to school deals at Office Depot/Office Max for the week of August 18-24, 2019:

Crayola Crayons 24-pack – $0.39

Just Basics Spiral Notebook – $0.49

Composition Books – $0.50

Office Depot Index Cards 100 ct – $0.75

Sharpie Permanent Fine-Point Markers 5-pack – $1

Ticonderoga Pencils 12 pk – $1

Office Depot Filler Paper 120 Sheets – $1

Unibal Gel Retractable Pens – $1.99

BIC Brite Highlighters – $1.99

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencil Starter Set – $3.99

Expo Dry Erase Markers – $7.49

Be sure to check out all of the Best 2019 Back To School Deals! Don’t forget you can also sign up for our daily email newsletter to get all of the best back to school deals emailed to you every week! And be sure to check out my post on 5 Simple Ways to Save on Back to School Deals.

19 Aug 2019   ·   0
Staples Deals

Staples Back to School Deals for the week of August 18-24, 2019

Check out these amazing deals Staples is offering this week.

Psst! Don’t forget about the Staples 110% Price Match Guarantee — valid on school supplies!

Staples Deals

Here are the back to school deals at Staples for the week of August 18-24, 2019:

2 Pocket Paper Folder – $0.15

1 Subject Notebooks – $0.25

Composition Notebook – $0.50

Sliding Pencil Case – $0.50

Staples Filler Paper 120 sheets – $0.85

Crayola Pencils or Markers – $0.97

Staples Clear Liquid Glue or Glue Stick 4 pk – $0.97

Bic Xtra Fun Pencils 12 pk – $0.97

Bic Soft Feel Ballpoint Retractable Pens 5 pk – $0.97

Graph Ruled Composition Book – $1.29

Graph Ruled Paper 100 ct – $2.29

Sharpie Highlighters – $2.99

Papermate SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils 12 pk – $2.99

Elmer’s Glue Sticks 30 pk – $10

Be sure to check out all of the Best 2019 Back To School Deals! Don’t forget you can also sign up for our daily email newsletter to get all of the best back to school deals emailed to you every week! And be sure to check out my post on 5 Simple Ways to Save on Back to School Deals.

18 Aug 2019   ·   10

This Week’s $70 Grocery Budget + 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.

Because of our traveling the last 4 weeks, I haven’t posted our grocery budget + menu plan posts. It feels good to be back to it now that school has started and we’re back into the swing of a more normal routine.

Speaking of school starting, here’s a real-life photo from the first day: Kathrynne headed out to a 4-day back to school camp (her school starts with an all-school 4-day camp!), Silas all ready for his first day in his uniform, and Kaitlynn sporting a thermometer because she had a low grade fever and had to stay home.

I couldn’t believe this HUGE cart full of egg noodles marked down to $0.69 each at Kroger this week!

But I didn’t buy them because Kroger has Private Selection on pasta for $0.50 when you buy 5 participating items.

Kroger Shopping Trip #1:

  • Kroger breakfast links — free with coupons from Kroger mailer
  • 2 canisters of breadcrumbs — on closeout for $0.47 each
  • Kroger peanut butter — free with coupons from Kroger mailer
  • A&W Cream Soda — free with coupon mailed to me
  • Quest bar — free with Freebie Friday coupon
  • 1 can Kroger green beans — marked down to $0.29
  • 2 cans of hominy — marked down to $0.29 each
  • Turkey Hill Tea — marked down to $0.39
  • Kroger broth — marked down to $0.69
  • 3 boxes of Kroger toaster pastries — marked down to $0.59 each
  • 1 bag of peppers — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 cantaloupe — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 bag of onions/avocados — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 can Simple Truth green beans — marked down to $0.49
  • 1 package of egg roll wraps — marked down to $0.49
  • 2 bags of Blue Corn chips — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 1 package of Oscar Mayer hot dogs — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 bags of Goldfish — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 4 packages of Private Selection pasta — $0.50 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 1 box of oatmeal — used $0.40/1 Kroger digital coupon = $1.09 after coupon
  • Total with tax: $18.95

Kaitlynn and I flew to Portland, Maine for me to speak at the Food Allergy Blogger’s Conference. One of the best parts of speaking at food blogging conferences? The BEST gift sacks full of yummy food and snacks from sponsors!

Kroger Shopping Trip #2

  • Kroger whole wheat flour — marked down to $1.69
  • Brown rice — marked down to $1.19
  • 3 packages of Eckrich sausage — $1.69 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 5 packages of cheese — $0.99 each with Friday-Saturday deal
  • 2 boxes of Cheerios — $1.49 when you buy 5 participating items — used $1/2 Kroger digital coupon = $0.99 each
  • Bag of grapefruit/lime juice — $0.99
  • Tub of lettuce — marked down to $1.79
  • 1 dozen cage-free eggs — $2.50
  • 1 back to school brownie bites — marked down to $2.49
  • Total with tax: $25.09

Sprouts Shopping Trip

  • Bartlett Pears — $0.95
  • 3 18-oz. cartons of blueberries — $1.98 each
  • Peaches — $1.09
  • Water — $1.98
  • Total with tax: $10.64

BigLots Shopping Trip

  • 2 bags of chips — $0.25 each
  • 2 double packs of English Muffins — $1.40 each
  • 4 packages of Keebler cookies — $0.25 each
  • 4 to-go cups — $0.25 each
  • 4 bags of peanuts — $0.25 each
  • Total with tax: $7.26

$70 Grocery Budget + Menu Plan

I couldn’t believe the great deals we found at BigLots! It reminded me of the Christian County Discount Freight & Grocery last week!

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:

  • Cookies, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Go-Gurts

Dinners:

  • Sunday — Chicken Noodle Soup, Oyster Crackers
  • Monday — Fend for Yourself
  • Tuesday — Chick-fil-A
  • Wednesday — Smoked Ribs
  • Thursday — Chicken Noodle Soup, Bran Muffins
  • Friday — Chicken Rice Casserole, Cantaloupe, Roasted Broccoli
  • Saturday — Leftovers

Total spent on groceries: $61.94

Cashback earned this week: 308 points for submitting my receipts to Fetch rewards

17 Aug 2019   ·   0
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This is a great time to stock up on kids clothes for this fall.

Valid today only, August 17, 2019.

17 Aug 2019   ·   4

Brigette’s $95 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

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.18

2 64-oz cartons Whole Milk – $1.40

1 Can Whipping Cream – $1.99

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

4 single-serving sized cartos Flavored Greek Yogurts – $2.36

4 dozen Eggs – $3.12

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.38

2 16-oz bags Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $3.98

2 16-oz bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $3.98

1 8-oz pkg Colby Jack Sliced Cheese – $1.19

1 can Parmesan Cheese – $2.19

2 bags Riced Cauliflower – $3.78

1 48-oz bag Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.39

1 16-oz pkg Sliced Deli Meat – $2.15

1 pkg Sliced Pepperoni – $1.99

2 cans Green Beans – $0.78

1 2-lb bag Red Onions – $1.79

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $1.79

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.85

1 bunch Bananas – $0.92

2 Avocados – $1.30

1 bag Radishes – $0.79

1 6-ct pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.25

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.99

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $2.49

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.69

1 can Garbanzo Beans – $0.38

1 pkg Zucchini – $1.19

2 pkgs Broccoli Crowns – $2.98

2 4-ct pkgs Sweet Corn – $3.38

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.39

1 3-lb bag Lemons – $1.69

1 carton Strawberries – $1.25

1 Cauliflower – $1.49

3 large bags Red Grapes (@ $0.89/lb) – $5.69

1 1-lb box Butter Quarters – $2.19

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1 loaf French Bread, reduced to $0.50

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.65

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.59

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 can Baking Powder – $0.99

1 jar Onion Powder – $0.95

1 can Olive Oil Cooking Spray – $1.35

1 jar Honey – $3.69

1 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.39

Grocery Total for the Week: $95.57 

(This is a little more than I usually spend – but this is our first real grocery trip since getting back from vacation, and the fridge was getting pretty bare!)

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

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

Lunches

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter and Honey, Bananas, Carrots

Cheese Quesadillas, Grapes, Mini Cucumbers x 2

Baked Sweet Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Peaches (gift from friends who visited a local orchard), Carrots

Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches, Grapes, Mini Peppers x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti Carbonara (family recipe, very similar to this), Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad

Hot Dogs on the Grill, Baked French Fries, Corn on the Cob, Applesauce

Pour-A-Pan Pizza, (I will be omitting the sausage and the green pepper), Roasted Cauliflower, Grapes

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Green Beans, Biscuits

Build-Your-Own-Taco-Salad Bar (Seasoned Ground Beef, Lettuce, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Avocados, Plain Greek Yogurt, Fritos)

Lemon Chicken With Broccoli, Rice/Cauliflower Rice, Peaches

Leftovers