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5 Tips For Saving Money on Black Friday!!

I have 5 tips to share with you for Black Friday Shopping that will save you MONEY!

You may not like all of them-especially #1, but they work!!

Read them before you decide on your Black Friday strategy this year!

 

#1 DO NOT GO!
What- don’t shop on the day with the lowest prices of the year?? YES. Why? Because everything is on sale you will be tempted to buy MORE than you planned. 2 years ago I bought a TV, new pajamas, slippers, and more- and NONE of those items were on anyone’s Christmas list. So whatever I spent- did not even count as Christmas gifts and I still had to shop. 


#2 Plan Your Shopping BEFORE You Look at the Ads. Make a List!

If you will make a list of what gifts you want to give, or find out what your kids want- then when you look at the ads you will be able to see which store has what you are looking for at the best price. If you look at the ads without a list or a plan then you will see all kinds of these you will want to buy that you were not planning on, and that maybe won’t be on anyone’s list and can actually cause you to have to spend more. 

#3 Shop Online if Possible
If the deals you are looking for are available online-which many of them are- you will spend less on impulse buys and hopefully it will be easier to just get the item(s) you were planning on. See tip #5.

#4 Split Up With Friends or Family
Instead of running to all different stores, see if you can split up with some friends or family members and each pick a store. Your friend’s or family  members aren’t going to buy extra items with your money and  you will help each other stay accountable to your plan!

#5 Cyber Monday
The Monday after Thanksgiving is called Cyber Monday- that is like the Black Friday of the internet. Almost every store will be offering FREE Shipping and a % off your purchase. I bought a PS4 and some games on a Cyber Monday and checked off a kid without leaving home!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and Day After without running around. You will spend money on coffee, going out to eat, and more because you are out. The deals will keep coming all the way until Christmas- and AFTER!

Bonus Tip-  Budget some extra money for AFTER Christmas to buy all the same things on Clearance that you would have bought before!

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Plan Ahead and Stock Up For the Year With THESE Lowest Prices!

                                  November and December Holiday  Stock Up Prices List!

The stores will all be competing with each other for you to shop at their stores for your Holiday Meals. Take this time and use it to your advantage to not just save money for the holidays, but to save for the next year! Many of the items you can stock up on have expiration dates lasting well over a year-especially the canned goods. Once the holidays are over- these items will cost you almost double so think ahead and buy what you may use for the months ahead!


Turkey

Frozen – $.29-$.49 lb May require a minimum purchase so check before you buy
Fresh $.99 lb.
Organic $1.99 lb.
Ham– Spiral $1.49 lb-$1.99 lb.(usually Smart & Final has the lowest price on these) 

 

Canned Vegetables $.50 per can
Canned Broths $.50 per can
Canned Cream Soups (chicken and mushroom) $.50 per can

 


Cake Mix $1
Brownie Mix $1
Frostings
$1

Marshmallows $1
Cool Whip $1

 

 

Potatoes– Fresh, 5lbs for $.99
Stuffing and Boxed Potatoes– $1 per box or less

Baking Items
This is also a time that Flour, Sugar, Butter, Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Evaporated Milk, Canned Pumpkin, Cake Mixes, are on sale at the lowest prices. 

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3 Steps to Get Started Prepping For Thanksgiving Dinner!

It is finally November!! That means we can take at least ONE day to celebrate before you get overwhelmed by Christmas right!! 

My next few posts are going to be about Prepping For the Holidays. I am going to share some posts on what I have learned and done through the years that has saved me money and eliminated stress from the holidays.

THANKSGIVING

  1. LOCATION
    Are you hosting? Gathering somewhere else? If you are hosting determine what you are providing and then as you invite people, let them know what you would like them to bring. This year we are gathering somewhere else and used SignUpGenious.  Then you send out ONE invite to everyone and they pick what they are bringing as they RSVP.
  2. MENU 
    Determine the Menu. Determine what you are providing and what you would like others to bring. Think out every main dish, side dish, dessert, plates, napkins, drinks, etc.  If you try to think of it when you are under time pressure or at the store, you are more likely to forget items causing multiple trips, and you also will not be able to plan ahead and watch for sales. The earlier you know what you need to buy, the longer you have to watch for the deals!
  3. STOCK UP 
    During the holidays many items go on sale for the lowest price of the year. When you are shopping for Thanksgiving, think about the other times you can use the same items. Christmas Dinner may have some of the same items. Canned soups, vegetables, flour, sugar, chocolate chips, canned pumpkin, marshmallows, broths, cream soups, etc will be at the lowest price-and there will be coupons available in the paper and to print.

 

  

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Safeway 2-Day Sale 10/30-10/31!

Ok- the Safeway ad is a little boring this week EXCEPT this 2 day sale!!!


Waterfront Bistro Shrimp $2.99 lb! 

New York Strip Steak $3.99 lb
Chicken Tenders $4.99 lb.

Green Seedless Grapes 2 lbs. $2.88
Dr. Pepper and 7 Up 2 Liters $.77 each
Check your Ibotta Cash Back offers for 2 Liters!

DiGiorno Pizzas $3.98
Wild Mike’s Pizza $3.98

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Smart & Final Weekly Ad Deals 10/30-11/5

There are some great deals this week at Smart & Final!
These deals start Wednesday 10/30-11/5

And my favorite deal is back…..

 

Get a $13 Movie Certificate when you buy 4 participating items!!!

Plus you save $6 when you buy 4 so it is even better!

 

GM Cereal $4.99
Nature Valley Bars $9,99
Yoplait Yogurt Multipack $7.79
Totinos $8.99
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $8.99

 Buy 4 Save $4 Sale!

Silk Non-Dairy Milks $2.49
International Delight Creamers $2.49
Dannon Yogurts $4.49
International Delight Individual Creamers $8.89

Dozen Large Eggs $1.25-Limit 4
First Street Apple Juice $.99
First Street Ice Cream $2.50
Roma Tomatoes $.50 lb
Whole Pineapples $1.99 each
Italian Squash $.98 lb.

Pillsbury Cake Mixes $.99 each

Chicken Grilling Packs and Whole Chicken $.89 lb.
Beef Chuck Steaks and Roasts $3.99 lb.

Nabisco Multi Packs $3.99

 

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Foods Co Deals 10/30-11/5!

There are a few good deals this week at Foods Co

These deals start Wednesday 10/30 through 11/5

Ragu Pasta Sauce $.99
Use $1 off 2 Ragu from 10/6 SS
This coupon expires on 11/2 so get there before that if you have them!
=$.49 each

Extra Large Eggs-2 Dozen $2.96

Jarritos Soda $.79
Submit for $1 Cash Back when you buy 4 Jarritos
=$.54 each

Mars Single Candy Bars $.50 Each

 

International Delight Coffee Creamers $2.50
Suave Deodorant $1

Creamette Pasta $.49 each-up to 5
This is the 7-Day Digital Deal-it requires adding the coupon to your account online or in your app.

Here is your FREE FRIDAY DOWNLOAD items- Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 4oz. You can add this offer on Friday, but will have time to redeem it. 

 

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$5 Monday at Raley’s and Bel Air 10/28 ONLY!


$5 Monday at Raley’s and Bel Air-10/28 ONLY!

Check you Something Extra accounts- I have 20% off Avocados, and another reader had a discount on Chicken Tenders.

 

 

Avocados 4 for $5
Chicken Tenders $5 lb
Sargento Shredded Cheese 2 for $5
Galbani String Cheese 2 for $5
Folgers Coffee $5
Starbucks 4 packs $5
Stouffer’s $5
Mini Muffins 2 for $5

 

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70% Off All Halloween Items at Michael’s!!!

70% off Halloween Decor, Supplies, Ribbons, and MORE at Michael’s this week!!!

Great sale- you don’t even have to wait until after Halloween for clearance prices! 

 

 

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Safeway – Signature Select Bagged Coffee as Low as $2.33 Each!

This week at Safeway-Buy 2 Get 3 FREE Signature Select Coffee!

Signature Select Coffees are $6.49
Buy 2 Get 3 FREE =$2.59 each!

 



Also-Check your Safeway Just For U accounts for 10% offer! This will make it $2.33 each!

 

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2 FREE Sweet Earth Pizzas at Sprouts!

 


This week at Sprouts Pizzas are Buy One Get One FREE!

In the Sprouts app there is a Buy One Get One FREE Sweet Earth Pizza Digital Coupon!

This will make both pizzas FREE!

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