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Celebrate Home ‘OWEEN This Year and Win $250 From Smart & Final!!

Halloween “may” look a little different for some of you this year! Our neighborhood cancelled our trick-or-treating usual activities and I haven’t heard of any parties or anything..soo.. I am grateful Smart & Final came up with their Home-O-Ween celebration contest!!!

You don’t have to skip it- just get creative! What do you love about Halloween? Candy? Pumpkin Carving? Decor?  Find some ways to celebrate at home THEN..

  1. Post on Smart & Final’s Facebook Page with #mysmartandfinal
  2. Follow Smart & Final on Instagram and tag them in your Home-O-Ween Post with #mysmartandfinal
  3.  Go to Smartandfinal.com and fill out their Sweepstakes form!

 

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Family Meals Month With Smart & Final + 3 Ways to Make It Easier!

Did you know September is Family Meals month?

To say things are different from last September is an understatement for sure-but we have had MORE opportunities for Family Meals this month than ever before!!!

My  kids are distance learning for school and we have been able to have breakfast, lunch AND dinner together on most days- which is just amazing. My husband has changed to having an office at home as well, so he is able to join us for lunch and breakfast many times also. No matter what negatives there have been- the fact that we get to enjoy meals together is definitely made a difference in our family.

Recently I have shared with you all about Smart & Final-on trip and your are done- well that has definitely been true for us.

Just today I went to Smart & Final and not only bought produce, meat, milk and other groceries, but I bought paper plates, laundry soap, coffee syrup, pet supplies and paper products!!

You all know how much I love finding deals at so many stores, but the convenience of getting everything at one store is a LIFESAVER for me these days.  We are saving money from buying school lunches, sandwich bags, etc-but we have changed the way we have eaten also.  We no longer have to eat and pack the same things everyday!

Here is my son and granddaughter sharing a cheeseburger- the 10 for $10 Burgers at Smart & Final- along with their large packs of buns is a major staple in my house.  Family meals around the table are great, but a school break in the living room is always fun too! Whether it is all 7 of us- or 5, or 9 if we have visitors- we have made it a point to not eat alone if other people are home. Another reason why I love that I can buy bulk items AND individual items at Smart & Final.

 

We can make 10 burgers with cheese and fixings for less than $20 and EVERYONE is happy about it! Add a bag of chips, and/or some fruit and you won’t hear any complaints because they will all be busy eating! This is a once a week meal used to be for dinner- but now it has become a school lunch!

 

Here are some tips for budget friendly ways to have meals as a family-

1.Do not feel like you have to make every meal a big deal. 
It is nice to have a home cooked meal, and have this great family time of cooking together- but there is something about just sitting down, enjoying the meal and not cleaning up for an hour after. PAPER PLATES are a amazing!

Here are a few of our family favorites for easy and quick meals (very filling and budget friendly too)!

2. Do not limit family meals to just dinner!

We start out having breakfast together, but even with the intention of eating together the other meals often one or more of us have something come up. It is MUCH easier for us to have BREAKFAST as a family. Especially right now since we aren’t hurrying to different work and school locations in the mornings.

This big bag of First Street Pancake and Waffle Mix last us all month! We have made pancakes, different shapes and colors of waffles, even waffles and ice cream for dessert! It makes for a fun morning- and I highly recommend the First Street Bacon as well!

 

3. Get everyone involved!

When your kids can get excited and have a say in the meals, they are more excited to eat together. When I make meals that maybe they aren’t excited about they may fight me a little bit or be unpleasant at the table and 10 minutes later we are done. I often tell my kids to pick what their favorite healthier dinners are and they will shop and make  it with me. If they make it then they don’t usually complain about it- or let anyone else!

There are so many benefits to having meals together. If it works to have family meals together take advantage of it! Smart & Final makes it SOOO easy to grab all you need too! For more benefits go to https://www.fmi.org/family-meals-movement/about    

 

 

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Save 10% Off Your Purchase at Smart & Final This Weekend 9/4-6!!

 

 

Here is a coupon for 10% off your Smart and Final purchase 9/4-6!! This coupon will work- I received it in my email! 

You can also use the coupon that Smart & Final has in their Instagram story as well!!

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Give $5 to Kids 4 Hope and Get $5 Off Your $25 Purchase at Smart & Final Through 9/6!

 

Now through September 6 you can GIVE $5 to Kids 4 Hope at Smart & Final and in return receive $5 off of your next $25 purchase!!!

More details at SmartandFinal.com!

 

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Beat the Heat With Smart & Final and You Can Win a $500 Gift Card!!!

Beat the Heat with Smart & Final and WIN $$$$$!!

If you have been outside lately you know how HOT it is!! Not only is it hot here in CA the area that I live in is smoky outside.  

If you are looking for ways to Beat the Heat- Smart & Final has many options for you. 

Here are some great ways we have been Beating this CA heat and also how YOU can win $500 from Smart & Final!

 

Snow Cones
Smart & Final First Street brand has a wonderful variety of syrups to make snow cones with. This is a VERY budget friendly snack/dessert. We bought a snow cone maker for less than $25 and we have been making snow cones almost daily and these syrups really go far- and the only other ingredient you need is ICE!! 

 

Indoor Movie Night 
It is too smoky outside for a movie night here, but we have had some fun coming up with snacks. 

We grabbed some First Street Microwave Popcorn
Peanuts
M&Ms
Pretzels 

We mixed them all together and it was enough for a bowl for everyone and way more fun than just popcorn! We used paper bowls and it was easily made (no cooking except the microwave) and these ingredients lasted us 4 Friday nights so it was enough for the whole month to feed all the kids a fun snack experience!

Smoothies

Smart & Final has large bags of First Street frozen fruit for smoothies! 
Large bags of Strawberries, Blueberries, Pineapple, Mango, Mixed Berries too!
We use either Vanilla Almond Milk, Orange Juice, or Sun Harvest Coconut Water for the liquid!
I always add a handful of spinach because it doesn’t change the flavor and it gets all of us to get some veggies in while we are refreshed by a delicious smoothie!

How are YOU Beating the Heat??? 
This month if you share your Beat the Heat ideas with Smart & Final you can win $500!!

3 WAYS TO ENTER:

1. Share your photo to the pinned comment on our What’s Your Smart & Final Sweepstakes Facebook post & tag it with #MySmartandFinal.

2. Follow @smartfinal on your public Instagram or Twitter account, and tag your photo with #MySmartandFinal

3. Enter via our What’s Your Smart & Final Sweepstakes form.

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Smart & Final ONE Shopping Trip For ALL- One Trip & That’s It!

 

 

I went into Smart & Final today with my menu for the week and I was able to get EVERYTHING in ONE trip! I got Bulk size of what I needed lots of and individual items too!! No extra trips to any stores this week and I only spent $100!! 

Here is what I bought so that you could see most of my menu items and how you can eat well for LESS. Planning helps- plus with the time I saved not having to go to a box store and a separate grocery store means I have more time to cook this week!

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts were $1.77lb!!!

I grabbed a pack of these, a large bag of Romaine lettuce and a small bag of First Street croutons. Chicken Caesar Salads one night for dinner to keep it light!

I just LOVE (and so does my family) the 10 for $10 Beef Patties! Burgers are a family fave and this takes the work out of a BBQ. I don’t eat the buns and neither does my husband, so I am glad we can buy a small pack of buns so there isn’t any waste. 
The First Street Brand is a real gem- the patties, the buns ,the sliced cheese-all the best prices but tastes great

 

The sale on Steak $5.77 lb (LIMIT 2) but this will feed a few and I will grill the chicken I didn’t use for the salads. If you haven’t tried the First Street Garlic Bread- TRY IT!!!! It is SOOOOOOO good!! 

 

 

 

I bought the 30 pack of eggs and the First Street Bacon for breakfasts this week. They also have the Carb Balance Mission tortillas- which are hard to find, but my Smart & Final is the one for sure place I can always find them!! I make up breakfast burritos with these for the week and we can grab them to go!! 

 

SO these are my main meals for the week. I was also able to grab a few different things for snacks for the kids. I also grabbed a few extra flavors of Snow Cone Syrup for Snow Cones to Beat the Heat this weekend!!!

 

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Father’s Day BBQ Deals at Smart & Final This Week!! #1 Place to Shop!

If you are planning a Father’s Day BBQ- or any BBQ in general- Smart & Final has THE BEST deals this week!
With the price of beef soaring they are still selling their 10 for $10 Beef Burgers!!! These are great- already prepared too!! Just throw them on the grill with some seasoning- these are a staple in my house too and I am shocked at the price. There is a limit  of 2, so 1 for Father’s Day and 1 for the freezer for a meal next week!!

They also have New York Steaks for $5.77 lb! Limit 2, but they looked so good so you know those are going on the grill too!!!

I grabbed some First Street Buns, First Street Bacon and everything we needed for the BBQ and hey were suck great deals!!! I don’t always recommend the store brands- but I have found the First Street Brand items to be great and a great savings! I love their bacon and sliced cheese. 

We also grabbed a watermelon because it is over 100 degrees here and cold watermelon is a refreshing side and budget friendly too!

If you are looking for an easy gift that will give your dad (or GRADS!) a treat here is a great deal!

Buy $50 worth of Lowe’s, X Box, Buffalo Wild Wings and/ or Happy Gift Cards with multiple options and get $10 Back towards your next grocery purchase!!!  (That is 10 Hamburger Patties or 2 Steaks!!)

Some more highlights from this week’s ad-

Carne Asada Meat $5.99 lb. THIS IS REGULARLY $9.99lb so AWESOME deal!
Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets $7.99
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.29 lb.

Produce
Cheeries $1.99 lb.
Mangos $.50 each
Honeydew $.99 lb.

Kellogg’s Cereal $1.88
Coffee- Mate Creamer 2 for $5
Minute Maid Juices $1.25
12 Packs Squirt, Cactus Cooler, Canada Dry, 7 Up of First Street Sparkling Water  $2.79 wyb3

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream or Talenti Gelato $2.99
Doritos 2 for $5
Drumsticks $5.49
Sunny Value Ice Cream  5 qt. $5.99

 

 

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Grab 2 Atkins 4 Pack Shakes for $.99 After Checkout 51 Cash Back!

Grocery Outlet has the 4 Pack of Atkins Shakes for $2.99

The Checkout 51 App has a $2 Cash Back offer on Atkins 4 Pack!!

=$.99 each!

The Limit is 2, but it resets each week!
New to Checkout 51? To get BONUS MONEY offers for signing up – Go To https://checkout51app.link/6aFDoCCTVQ

 

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NEW Smart & Final in Turlock!!! Grand Opening June 24!!!

Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, will be opening its doors June 24 at the Turlock Town Center, located near downtown off Golden State Freeway. The brand-new grocery store is the first Smart & Final store in Turlock, joining a Smart & Final Distribution Center open in Turlock since 2013, and nearby stores in Merced and Modesto.

Located at 651 North Golden State Blvd., the 29,680-square-foot Smart & Final Extra! will provide shoppers with high-quality, USDA-certified meats, fresh produce, organics, frozen and packaged grocery items, as well as personal care and household products. The new store will create up to 60 full and part-time job opportunities. Those interested in applying for positions can visit smartandfinal.com/careers for information.

“We’re excited to provide a one-stop shop with club size and household goods to the businesses and residents of Turlock with this brand new Smart & Final Extra! store,” said Sergio Contreras, Store Manager of the new Smart & Final location. “We know many were commuting to nearby Merced and Modesto to shop at our stores, and we’re looking forward to serving the community of Turlock for many years to come.”

Store features will include:

  • High-quality food options such as First Street® meats, cheeses, breads and more
  • Organic offerings from Smart & Final’s Sun Harvest® brand
  • Wide assortment of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as a fully stocked deli department, which will include the First Street® Oven Roasted Chickens for easy and healthy grab-and-go meals
  • Goods tailored to business and household customers like paper products, assortment of beverages and snacks, as well as cleaning supplies
  • Extensive variety of both household and club-sized products without requiring a membership
  • Floral department
  • Online delivery in two hours or less

In celebration of the grand opening, Smart & Final is sponsoring events in Turlock as part of its Project Feed First Responders program, a COVID-19 relief effort designed to take care of those who are taking care of us. Local restaurants Mundo’s Latin Grill and Main Street Footers will cater and deliver meals to first responders and medical staff at Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock Fire Department Administration and four local fire stations.

Additionally, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation will be donating to two local based charities focused on food insecurity in Stanislaus County – Cal State Stanislaus Warrior Food Pantry and United Samaritans Foundation. The donations are part of Smart & Final’s commitment to supporting organizations and causes in the communities where it operates.

The store will open with Smart & Final’s industry leading safety standards for COVID-19 in place, which include a single-line queuing system and signage to accommodate social distancing, required face coverings for all customers and associates, two 36-inch plexiglass barriers at all registers, extensive cleanings at the top of every hour, providing gloves for associates, and adhering to government standards for limiting occupancy.

Additionally, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. is reserved for shoppers 60 years and older, expectant mothers, those with disabilities, and first responders in the medical field. Customers are welcome to bring their own reusable bags as long as they bag their items themselves in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Smart & Final is offering single use bags free of charge.

For more information, visit SmartAndFinal.com.

About Smart & Final

Smart & Final is the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store, headquartered near Los Angeles in Commerce, California. Smart & Final’s 256 store locations offer quality products in a variety of sizes, saving customers time and money without a membership fee. Its larger format stores, Smart & Final Extra!, combine the warehouse store with traditional grocery offerings like farm-fresh produce and natural and organic options, to provide a one-stop shop for all. In business since 1871, Smart & Final remains committed to giving back to its communities through employee volunteer opportunities and donations to local nonprofits.

 

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It is $5 Monday at Raley’s and Bel Air- June 8th Only!!!

It is $5 Monday at Raley’s and Bel Air!!!

These deals are available JUNE 8th ONLY!!
The Eggo Waffles are a great deal because they usually just have the plain ones at Costco or Sam’s Club and now I can get a variety of flavors.

Seedless Watermelon $5

Jumbo Artichokes 3 for $5

Loaf Cake in Bakery 2 for $5

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls 3 for $5

Eggo Waffles 3 for $5

Hot Pockets 3 for $5

Martinelli’s Apple Juice $5

Mott’s Apple Sauce 12-pack $5

Barefoot Wine $5

 

Nob Hill Turkey or Provolone Cheese $5lb in Deli- Sliced to Order

Gallon Salame 12-15 oz. $5

Jennie-O  93% Ground Turkey 1 lb, 2 for $5

 

 

Before Shopping- Make sure you print any coupons you can use in the store HERE

Also- check for Cash Back Offers on items you may be buying on your IBOTTA App! With Raley’s and Bel Air you can link your Something extra card and then you will get your Cash Back automatically without submitting a receipt!

AFTER you shop- Snap a picture on your FETCH app and get points towards earning gift cards on brand name items!! Super Easy – All you need to do is Download the FETCH app! Then if you enter this promo code- AF4FP you will get $2 instantly!!

 

 

 

 

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