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29 Sep 2020   ·   0

Gretchen’s $73 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

4 Yogurts – $0.32 each

1 lb Butter – $2.07

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 MooTubes – $1.55

1 pkg (2.4 lbs) Ground Beef – $6.64

1 gallon Milk – $1.39

2 dozen Eggs – $1.18 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.19 each

1 bag frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Peanut Butter – $1.15

1 box Spaghetti – $0.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.35

2 boxes Annies Mac & Cheese – $1.19 each

1 box Chewy Granola Bars – $0.95

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 Butternut Squash – $2.35

1 Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.50

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.45

3.08 lbs Bananas – $1.36

1 pkg Taco Seasoning – $0.39

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 bag Romaine Lettuce – $2.19

2 bags Gala Apples – $1.49 each

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

1.41 lbs Broccoli – $2.05

1 bag Mandarins – $2.69

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

0.61 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.54

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

Total: $67.43

Harris Teeter

I tried shopping at this new-to-me store this week. I’m still trying to figure out how the eVic specials work as the deal I purchased didn’t ring up what was advertised in my email. Hopefully I can keep working out the kinks as this store seems promising for good deals. If anyone has tips or tricks for shopping at Harris Teeter, I’d love to hear them!

3 pkg Perdue Chicken at $4.29 – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free, used $1.50/3 printable AND 3 $1.25/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.40 each after coupon and rebates

2.43 lbs Red Grapes – $2.41, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $2.16 after rebate

1 box Frosted Flakes – $2.24, used $0.70/1 printable (doubled) AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.16 overage after coupon and rebate

1 Breyers Ice Cream – $3 (I thought this was supposed to be a $1.97 e-Vic special but it didn’t ring up as that so I’m not sure what I did wrong.)

1 Perfect Snacks – $2, used $2.25/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.25 overage after rebate

Total after coupons and rebates: $5.95

Total for both stores: $73.38

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Oatmeal, Fruit, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Hard Boiled Eggs/Veggies/Apples, Mac & Cheese, Cheese Quesadillas, Salad Bar

Dinners

Smoked Chicken, Steamed Peas, Toast (using old bread from last week)

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Bread

Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Taco Soup, Chips, Apples

Baked Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

29 Sep 2020   ·   0
Target Weekly Deals

Target: Deals for the week of September 27-October 3, 2020

Looking for all the best weekly Target deals? Check out this list of the hottest deals you’ll find in-store this week!

Target Weekly Deals
Here are some of the best deals at Target this week, with thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for her help in compiling them:

Silk Heavy Whipping Cream, 16 oz – $3.77
Use $1/1 printable
Use 25% Circle App Coupon exp 10/24
Submit for $2/1 Ibotta Rebate limit 5
$0.07 after coupons and rebate

Good Culture Cottage Cheese – $1.49
Use $1/2 Good Culture Cottage Cheese printable
Submit for $1.49/2 Ibotta Rebate limit 1
$0.24 each after coupon and rebate

Ortega Taco Seasoning – $0.75
Use $1/2 Ortega Products printable
$0.25 after coupons

Bic Mechanical Pencils, 10 ct – $2.39
Use $2/1 Circle App coupon
$0.39 after coupon

Two Good Yogurt – $1.25
Use 10% Circle App Coupon
Submit for $0.50/1 Ibotta Rebate
$0.63 after rebate

Barilla Ready Pasta – $1.19
Use 30% circle app coupon
$0.83 each after rebate

Chobani Complete Greek Yogurt – $1.29
Use 15% Circle App Coupon
Submit for $0.50/2 Ibotta Rebate
$0.85 after coupon and rebate

La Victoria Salsa – $2.39
Use $1/1 printable or $1.50/1 circle app coupon
$0.89 after coupon

Chobani Complete Shakes – $1.49
Use 15% Circle App Coupon
Submit for $0.50/1 Ibotta Rebate
$0.96 each after coupon and rebate

Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables – $0.99

See the full list of deals at Target this week here.

28 Sep 2020   ·   5

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is finally here! (Plus how to get bonus Amazon credit to spend!)

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 has *finally* been announced, and it will officially be happening on October 13th and 14th!

Amazon Prime Day 2020

Amazon Prime Day 2020

After waiting for months and Prime Day continuing to be delayed because of Covid, we’re super excited to announce that Prime Day WILL be happening this year after all!

Better late than never, right?!

This year it will once again be TWO entire days of deals — running from 12 a.m. PT on Tuesday, October 13th through 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, October 14th.

As usual, Amazon is promising these deals to be as good as or even better than Black Friday deals! So get ready for two days of crazy good deals and an opportunity to start some early Christmas shopping!!

Prime members will be able to snag exclusive deals on electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports, outdoor items, and more. They will even have tons of extra deals leading up to Prime Day.

Amazon app

We’ll be here all day both days!

Our team will be hard at work all day both days scouring the deals and posting the best ones we find!

So be sure to tune in here at MoneySavingMom for all the BEST Prime Day Deals!

You can also follow us on Facebook, join our Facebook group, follow our Instagram account, and sign up for our HOT deals newsletter. Following us multiple ways gives you the best chance of catching all the deals as they pop up quickly!

Not an Amazon Prime Member?

If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, now is a GREAT time to sign up for the free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime so that you can take advantage of all the Prime Day deals!

(Hint: If you don’t want to pay for Prime, you can totally cancel after your free trial is up — just so that you can take advantage of the Prime Day deals!)

Shop small business on Prime Day

How to Get Bonus Amazon Credits to Spend!

Leading up to Prime Day, there are several different ways you can grab bonus Amazon credits to spend!

1. Amazon Mobile App — Prime members who download and sign in to the Amazon mobile app for the first time ever will receive a $10 credit via email within 7 days — in plenty of time to use it on Prime Day! (Valid on any $20 in-app purchase.)

2. Whole Foods Shopping — Prime members who spend $10 at Whole Foods either in-stores or online will receive a $10 Amazon credit to spend on Prime Day!

3. Shop Small Businesses — Prime members who spend $10 on select small business products before October 12th will receive a $10 Amazon credit to spend on Prime Day!

These are some easy ways to earn extra credits to combine with Prime Day deals for maximized savings!!

Target Deal Days

Amazon’s Competitors Might Have Deals, Too!

Last year, to rival the popularity of Amazon’s Prime Day, both Walmart and Target had deals running on Prime Day that competed with Amazon’s Deals.

And we saw tons of other stores run huge promotions, as well!

Target just officially announced they’ll be doing their Target Deal Days again this year! And we’re still waiting on an official announcement from Walmart. (We’ll update this post as soon as we hear anything!)

Get ready for some HUGE savings!!

Are you excited about Amazon Prime Day? Let us know in the comments!

28 Sep 2020   ·   0

My 10 Goals For This Week


I felt like last week was kind of scattered and not very focused, but then when I sat down to look at my goals list, I was so encouraged to realize that I checked off so many things! YAY! This is why keeping track can be a good thing. It not only provides accountability, but it also provides encouragement that you sometimes get more done than you realize that you did!

This week, my big focus is getting the book edits done for my book manuscript. I have a really tight window of time to get them done, so I’m going to be working hard to get them finished by Friday afternoon (when they are due!) I just got them today… but gratefully, it’s a quieter week this week and we don’t have plans or activities three nights. YAY! So I think it should be doable!

Here’s an update on last week’s goals…

Last Week’s Goals

Personal Goals

1. Take 3 walks in our neighborhood.

2. Read 5 chapters of The White Rose Resists. Read 5 chapters of Atomic Habits. Finish listening to Five Days in November. Finish reading Standing Strong.

3. Do pelvic floor exercises at least four times.

4. Do 3 days of Couch to 5K.

5. Get 45,000 steps in.

Home/Family Goals

6. Read 20 pages of A Boy’s War as a family. Read three chapters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the babies and Silas. 

7. Invite friends over.

Work/Blog Goals

8. Do an IG story for a brand (I’ve had this on my calendar for way too long — time to get it done!)

9. Plan and teach a live coaching session for my Blogging Mastermind group.

Word of the Year Goals

10. Have a family movie night.

And here’s my goals for this week…

This Week’s Goals

Personal Goals

1. Take 3 walks in our neighborhood.

2. Read 5 chapters of The White Rose Resists. Read 5 chapters of Atomic Habits. Read 5 chapters of Standing Strong.

3. Finish listening to Dare to Lead.

4. Do pelvic floor exercises at least four times.

5. Do 3 days of Couch to 5K.

6. Get 48,000 steps in.

Home/Family Goals

7. Read 20 pages of A Boy’s War as a family. Read three chapters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the babies and Silas. 

8. Watch the Presidential Debate together and discuss our thoughts & opinions as a family. (We love having intense discussions on political topics — and are learning to share our thoughts and disagree with grace and kindness!)

Work/Blog Goals

9. Finish my second round of book edits.

Word of the Year Goals

10. Have a family movie night.

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
DaySpring Free Shipping

*HOT* DaySpring Free Shipping = Mugs, Journals, Gifts, & More for just $5 shipped!!

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Don’t miss this free shipping deal on DaySpring today! Great time to grab a few frugal gifts!

DaySpring Free Shipping

Today only, DaySpring is offering free shipping on all orders when you use the promo code MERRY at checkout!

This is a great time to shop the clearance section and grab a few items for gifts. Here are some deals you can get…

Get Coffee Mugs for just $5 shipped after the promo code! There are several designs to choose from!

This even includes their beautiful Hand-Thrown Mugs for just $5 shipped!

Get this Sadie Robertson – Love Is Greater / Fearless – 2 Pack Notebooks for just $4 shipped after the promo code!

Get Journals for just $5 shipped after the promo code!

Get this Illustrated Inspiration: The Color of Praise – Inspirational Coloring Book for just $5 shipped after the promo code!

Get this Lyrics for Life – Amazing Grace – Wall Art for just $6 shipped after the promo code!

Get this You’re an Overcomer – 365 Day Perpetual Calendar for just $5 shipped after the promo code!

And there are SO many more gift ideas to choose from! These are just a few of the many ideas!

Shop the entire clearance section here.

Valid today only, September 28, 2020.

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
Tarte Sale

*HOT* Tarte: 50% off Lashes, Liners and Lips = Best Selling Mascara only $11.50!

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Do you love Tarte makeup? Don’t miss this HOT sale where you can save 50% off Lashes, Liners and Lips!

Tarte Sale

Today only, Tarte is offering Tarte members 50% off their popular Lash, Liner and Lip items when you use the promo code BDAY at checkout!

Not a member? You can sign up for free here!

Here are some deals you can get…

Get their popular Mascara for just $11.50 after the promo code (regularly $23)!

Get Sugar Rush Lip Butter Balm for just $6 (regularly $12)!

Get Liquid Eyeliner for just $10 (regularly $20)!

Get Matte Lip Paint for just $10 (regularly $20)!

Shop the entire sale here.

Shipping is free on orders over $40.

Valid today only, September 28, 2020.

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
Indoor Succulent Plants, 20-Pack

Indoor Succulent Plants, 20-Pack only $29.99 shipped, plus more!

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Today only, Amazon is offering up to 41% off Succulent Plants! Here are some deals you can get…

Indoor Succulent Plants, 20-Pack

Get these Indoor Succulent Plants, 20-Pack for just $29.99 shipped!

Get these Live Air Plants Hand (6 pack) for just $12.99!

Get these Indoor Succulent Plants, 10-Pack for just $20.99!

Shop the entire sale here.

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.

Valid today only, September 28, 2020, while supplies last.

28 Sep 2020   ·   2
Kid's Snow Boots

Kid’s Waterproof Snow Boots as low as $18.19!

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If your kids need snow boots, here’s a great deal on these highly rated boots!

Kid's Snow Boots

Amazon has these Kid’s Waterproof Snow Boots for as low as $18.19 when you use the promo code 30QLLWDU at checkout!

There are several colors and styles to choose from.

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.

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
Steel Outdoor Patio Fire Pit Bowl

Steel Outdoor Patio Fire Pit Bowl just $39.99 shipped (Reg. $70!)

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This Steel Outdoor Patio Fire Pit Bowl is perfect for the patio on cold, fall evenings!

Steel Outdoor Patio Fire Pit Bowl

You can get this Steel Outdoor Patio Fire Pit Bowl with Screen Cover and Poker for just $39.99 shipped when you use the promo code BCPFIRE at checkout!

This is perfect for fall evenings, roasting s’mores and enjoying time with guests on the patio.

Valid through October 4, 2020.

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
Kids' Bayaband Flip

Croc Kids’ Bayaband Flips only $11.87, plus more!

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Wow! You can get 50% off select Croc shoes right now!

Kids' Bayaband Flip

For a limited time, Crocs is offering an extra 50% off select sale shoes! No promo code needed – the price will drop at checkout.

Here are some deal ideas…

Get these Kids’ Bayaband Flips for just $11.87 after the discount (regularly $24.99)! Choose from two colors.

Get these Adult Bayaband Slides for just $15.74 after the discount (regularly $34.99)!

Kids' Bayaband Printed Sandal

Get these Kids’ Bayaband Printed Sandals for just $16.62 after the discount (regularly $34.99)! Choose from two colors.

Get these Kids’ Bayaband Clogs for just $16.62 after the discount (regularly $34.99)! Choose from two colors.

Shop the entire sale here.

Shipping is free on orders over $34.99.

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
Kids Craft Kits

Kid’s Craft Kits only $1.99 shipped!

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These Kid’s Craft Kits are perfect for homeschooling!

Kids Craft Kits

Jane has these Kid’s Craft Kits for just $1.99 shipped right now!

These would make a fun activity for a classroom, school holiday party, girl scout troop, or church event. Choose from several different kits.

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!

28 Sep 2020   ·   6
relaxing in zero gravity chair

Zero Gravity Patio Recliner Chairs just $40 shipped!

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Whoa! This is a really great deal on Zero Gravity Patio Recliner Chairs!!

relaxing in zero gravity chair

You can get these Zero Gravity Patio Recliner Chairs 2-Pack for just $80 shipped when you use the promo code MSM10 at checkout!

That’s just $40 per chair shipped! Wow!

We have these chairs and absolutely LOVE using them for camping! In fact, these are on my master list of things to take on a camping trip!

You can choose from six different colors.

Zero Gravity Chairs

Valid through October 2, 2020.

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
CC Chenille Touch Gloves

CC Chenille Touch Gloves only $13.99 shipped!

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These CC Chenille Touch Gloves would make a great gift idea!

CC Chenille Touch Gloves

Jane has these CC Chenille Touch Gloves for just $13.99 shipped right now!

Choose from nine colors.

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!

28 Sep 2020   ·   0
Magnetic Eyelashes with Eyeliner

Magnetic Eyelashes (5 pairs) with Eyeliner Kit only $9.99!

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This is a great deal on this Magnetic Eyelashes with Eyeliner!

Magnetic Eyelashes with Eyeliner

Amazon has this Magnetic Eyelashes (5 pairs) with Eyeliner Kit for only $9.99 when you use the promo code PU8D3OOJ at checkout!

This kit has great reviews and would make a fun gift idea!

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.