If you follow me regularly you may see how much I LOVE shopping at Grocery Outlet!!
I can walk in and find so many amazing deals on NAME BRAND groceries- no coupons needed!!! It is so much fun and so easy to save shopping there.
Many of you have asked WHICH LOCATION I shop at- I shop at the Grocery Outlet on 2308 Del Paso Blvd in Sacramento- although if I am passing any other store I usually HAVE TO go in and see because I love finding those great deals!!
One of the highlights of Grocery Outlet is that they have a whole aisle dedicated to healthy NOSH items- and I do the Keto Diet and I find all my sweeteners, coffee, and other healthy items there WAY cheaper than any other grocery store. Sometimes diets seem expensive, but I can still eat this way and stay in my budget!
Here is my most recent $50 Trip-I was able to grab lots of produce because we make big salads for dinner on busy nights- I also grabbed some Foster Farms Frozen Chicken Strips to throw in quickly for the protein-and a Devour frozen pizza so the kids won’t complain about the salad!
I just love the Starbucks Cold Brew and they have it for $2.49!!! That and some $.99 Almond Milk and I am set for the week- and I spend less than ONE drink buying it outside the house! Big $$$$ Savings right there!!
Kids Lunch Items- Here is where I save the MOST!
They had Uncrustables which my kids love, also Launch Sandwich pockets which are similar but with Turkey and Cheese- $1.49! A 12 Pack of Tree Top Applesauce $3.99, Fruit Roll Ups $.99, Lemon Fiber One Cakes $.99, and the lunch meat and sliced cheese were only $1.99-ALL NAME BRANDS!!
It is always a great idea to start your week shopping at Grocery Outlet! You will be able to find items you were planning to pay WAY more for. Each location may have a little different deals, and not all items are available every time you go there, but that is what I enjoy about it! My kids are always trying new things and not getting burned out with the big Costco sizes of granola bars before the box is gone! Since I have started shopping here my spending has gone WAY down- plus I don’t have to cut coupons or do much planning before I shop here which is great because I tend to get busier as my week goes on, but I know that I have groceries to start with!
Safeway has some great items Buy 1 Get 2 Free or Buy 2 Get 3 Free- this makes for some great deals this week!
Philadelphia Cream Cheese $4.49
Buy 1 Get 2 Free
Rice-A-Roni and Pasta Roni $1.69-Buy 2 Get 3 Free
=$3.38 for 5
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $3.99
Buy 2 Get 3 FREE
Buy 5 =$7.98
Also- the $.99 Fritos and Cheetos -Limit 3
Chips Ahoy Cookies $.99- Limit 3
Yoplait Yogurt $.29 each- Limit 10
It is Raley’s 85th Anniversary!!
Lot’s of awesome deals with .85 prices!!
Chicken Breasts (bone-in) $.85 lb.!
Pork Loin Ribs $2.85 lb
5lb. Bag Potatoes $1.85
Raw EZ Peel Shrimp $4.85 lb.
Fuji or Opal Apples $.85 lb.
6 oz. Blueberries, Raspberries, or Blackberries $2.85
25% Off All Bulk Foods!!
Sparkling Ice Water $.85
Lay’s Chips $1.85
Oikos and Chobani Yogurt $.85
Classic White French Bread $.85
Talenti Gelato $2.85
Drumstick Ice Cream $2.85
Peets Coffee K-Cups $4.85
Oscar Mayer Bacon $3.85
Kashi Cereal, Bars, or Bites $2.85
Hello Studio 40 Live Viewers!!!! Here is all the info on everything I shared on today’s segment!! I am so excited for Valentine’s Day and I have come up with some very simple budget-friendly ideas for you!
Here is what I bought at Smart & Final
Doritos 50 ct. $13.99 ($.28 each)
First Street Microwave Popcorn 24ct. $6.99 ($.29 each)
I used the Doritos bags- but any bags of chips will work for this.
I printed these simple printables
that say You are all that and a bag of chips!
I just taped them on – can easily be done by kids too!
Then I printed these printables for the microwave popcorn that say
You Make My Heart Pop!
This is a very simple snack for watching a family movie or a Valentine Party snack for the kids!
1 Box/Bag Teddy Grahams
1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows
1 Bag of Valentine Colored M&Ms
This is just so cute and a big hit in my house.
I always use the First Street Double Strength Red Food Coloring.
Just make one big bowl of mix and cook a few plain waffles (or pancakes) then add a little food coloring to make the batter pink and make some more-then add enough to make the batter red and then make the rest. It looks so pretty on a tray or individual plate.
I got the Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker at Target for $9.99
This is just a MUST for ANY holiday or a weekend or weekday quick dessert
Cake Mix Cookies
1 Cake Mix ( I used Strawberry)
1/2 Cup Oil
Mix and drop as cookies on a baking sheet.
Add chocolate or white chips if desired
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. They will not seem like they are done, but they are. Let cool and they will be the most moist cookies ever!!
Another great week of deals at Smart & Final!!!!
I just love their email coupons too!
Blueberries 18 oz. $2.77
Gala Apples $.98 lb.
Fresh large Artichokes $1.99 each
Yellow or White Peaches $1.99 lb.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.57 lb.
(I grabbed extra for the freezer)
New York Steak $4.99 lb.
Ground Beef 73% $2.49 lb.
Fresh Assorted Pork Chops $2.99lb
Here are my 2 favorite email coupons!!! If you do not get these, you can sign up at SmartandFinal.com to get them sent weekly!
Spend $25 and get $.01 Pasta!
10lbs of First Street Patties for $.9.99! That is $1 per lb!!!
Other coupons include-
$.50 off Barilla Pasta Sauce
$.50 off First Street Garlic bread
$3 off First Street Coffee 5lbs.
$5 off First Street Mixed Nuts 56 oz.
Love the Buy 4 Save $6 Sale!!
Large Boxes of GM Cereals $5.49
Yoplait Yogurts $7.79
Nature Valley Bars $9.99
Gardettos, Chex Mix, and Fruit Snacks Multi packs are $11.49
If you buy these, make sure you snap a picture on your FETCH App because there are bonus offers for these items!!
All you need to do is Download the FETCH app! Then if you enter this promo code- AF4FP you will get $2 instantly!!
Powerade $.49 each!!
Oreos $1.99 -You can also get $1 back when you buy 2 from Checkout 51 App!
Go To https://checkout51app.link/6aFDoCCTVQ
And my favorite deal to stock up on this week- Betty Crocker Cake Mixes for $.79!!
Not deal related, but if you take a cake mix and add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil then put spoonfuls on a plan for cookies- they taste amazing and even your kids can make them!! They are very moist and soft too! My kids love doing this with the strawberry cake mix-which is perfect for Valentines Day!!
Oreo Cookies for $1 at Safeway!!!
Here is how-
- Add the Just For U offer for $1.50 Oreos to your Safeway Card
- Download the Checkout 51 App if you haven’t already. https://checkout51app.link/6aFDoCCTVQ
- Snap a picture of your receipt and submit it for $1 Cash Back on 2 Oreos from Checkout 51
=$1 Per package!!!
This week I was invited on Your California Life (YCL) to talk bout Valentine’s Day Savings!!!
Here is a breakdown of what I shared!
Valentine’s Day Waffle Bar for the Family!
Groceries – Purchased at Smart & Final
First Street Pancake and Waffle Mix $4.19
First Street Double Strength Red Food Coloring (my fav.) $3.99
-YOu can use any topping you would like!
Dash Heart Shaped Waffle Maker $9.99 from Target
They had pink or red available.
Mini Valentine Pizzas
Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, and Pepperoni
I used a mini heart shaped cookie cutter to make heart shaped pepperonis to create a Valentin’es Day Pizza Party theme for the family.
Valentine’s Day Decor-Michael’s
Michael’s has 50% off all Valentine’s Day items!
I bought some craft kits and home decor items and they have a BIG selection!
Kids’ Valentines Cards, Treats, and Prizes
Target had aisles and aisles of different Valentine’s Day exchange items. Candy, pretzels, plain cards all for around $5 a box.
They had kinds without candy as well.
They also had a great selection of prizes like bubbles, pencils, and slime if you would like to (or have to) opt for a non-food gift to exchange in your childs’ class.
$$ Saving and Earning Apps
There are other ways and additional ways to save money while you shop!
Money saving and Cash Back Apps were my favorite ways in 2018!
Have you downloaded the Ibotta App yet?
I have earned almost $1,000 Cash Back with Ibotta! (Plus my husband has the app too so we can both earn the deals!)
You will get a Cash Bonus offer just for signing up! Plus- we will be in the same team-there are TEAMWORK bonuses when your team reaches a certain amount of Cash Back offers redeemed, and since there are lots of people on my team, it is pretty easy to get a few levels in every month of Bonus MONEY!!!
If you register your card from Raley’s, Sprouts, and Rite Aid-your offers will be redeemed automatically without submitting a receipt!
Here is how it works-
1. Get the Ibotta App
2. Choose the store you are shopping at
3. Add the offers to your account of what you will be buying
4. After shopping redeem your offers by taking a picture of your receipt and submitting it.
5. Receive your CASH BACK!
At first it may seem time consuming setting it up-I get that. But really once or twice a week I skim through the offers at the stores I go to and add them to my account-then when I go to the store I redeem my receipts. It gets faster each time. Plus-looking at how I got $944 back so far-I do not feel bad about the time I spent looking through the offers!
This is SERIOUSLY the EASIEST app to earn gift cards with that I have ever used (And I have used SOOOO MANY!)
To sign up—
Download the App
Use THIS CODE-RPEKY -enter it as your referral code-to get $5 FREE for doing nothing!
Then-register your credit cards or bank cards-sound weird I know-But every time I get gas at Safeway, or shop at Target or any of the stores that I added to my account- I get points AUTOMATICALLY for shopping there!
I don’t have to take any pictures, cut any coupons or do ANYTHING and I was able to earn $15 in gift cards IN MY FIRST MONTH (plus my $5 initial gift!)
There are MORE ways to earn extra points faster-choosing more offers, shopping through the app etc-but I have not taken the time really to do that-I pretty much just let it alone and let the points accumulate! It has been the easiest app so far. It isn’t a HUGE moneymaker, but 1-3 free Starbucks cards a month works for me!
Here is another one of my FAVORITE APPS-SHOPKICK!!
EVERYONE in my family has a Shopkick App!
All you have to do is open your Shopkick app up at the stores that offer “kicks” to walk in.
When your Kicks add up for enough to earn a gift card-you can redeem your kicks!
To get MORE kicks-
Scan items in the store (different for each store)
Link your debit/credit card and receive kicks for shopping at certain stores- I get kicks for shopping at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Marshall’s automatically added to my account!
I can usually get $5-$10 in gift cards each month with this app pretty easily. If my kids are with me it gives them something to do while they are in the stores. They go around Target, Walmart-or grocery stores and scan the items that are offered. Keeps them occupied-and they get their own Starbucks cards!
I usually save mine up until I can get a larger amount-or I need a gift.
I did save mine up for awhile because I knew we were going to Seattle-and I KNEW there would be Starbucks there!
Here is my husband enjoying his coffee at the Starbucks Reserve!
He saved up like $10 from Shopkick, and I had $20 so we drank free coffee that weekend because of our Shopkick App!
Join SHOPKICK with this link –
USE CODE GIFT878432 and we both get points towards FREE gift cards!
I just LOVE Fetch Rewards! It is one of the newer ones, but I have already made a few gift cards from it!
When you go shopping-ANY GROCERY STORE- just take a picture of your receipt. It will give you points when you buy brands that are listed in the app! No scanning of items or anything. If your receipt does not have any participating items-you still get 25 points!
All you need to do is Download the FETCH app! Then if you enter this promo code- AF4FP you will get $2 instantly!!
Checkout 51 is pretty simple too! Each Thursday new offers are added (some just reset). You can usually redeem each offer multiple times. This is my favorite app to use at the 99 Cent Only store or Grocery Outlet types of shoppings. They will often have $1 Cash Back on Nabisco Cookies or Crackers. They usually have them for $1, or $1 Back for 2 at these stores-so after the $$ Back, they come to $.50 each!
To get BONUS MONEY for signing up – Go To https://checkout51app.link/6aFDoCCTVQ
SavingStar App takes a bit longer for your savings to add up, but what I like about it is that you can link your store cards( just put your phone number!) to it. I shop a lot at Safeway, so when I buy an offer that is saved, the savings is added to my account automatically-no scanning receipts or anything else. They don’t have as many offers as other apps-but after awhile they accumulate without any effort-so why not? To get started-GO HERE
Pei is another easy app to use. You sign up ONCE enter your info and continue to earn points for your purchases at participating stores. Then you earn points. You can redeem them for Cash, Gift Cards and even Bitcoin.
- Download the Pei App
- Use the Referral Code “gvudfd”
- Earn the $2.50 Welcome Bonus and keep earning!
Receipt Scanning Apps are one of the easiest apps to use. I have all of them and once or twice a week I just go through and snap a picture of each receipt on each app!
Coinout-Snap a picture of your receipt and money is added to your account! That is it!
Receipt Pal– Just snap a picture of your receipt! That is it!
Receipt Hog– Just snap a picture of your receipt. Earn coins and redeem for cash or gift cards
This week Smart & Final has some GREAT deals- and GREAT Email Coupons! These deals run through 2/4!
Here are my favorites!!!
Foster Farms Chicken Half Breasts $.89 lb.
Pork Spareribs $1.59 lb.
Avocados 2 for $1!!!
Party Size Lays Chips $2.99- If you need chips- look for the bags with coupons on them! I keep seeing the Buy 3 Chips get a FREE Pepsi, or Buy 2 Get a FREE Dip coupons on all the Lays Chips Bags!!
Pepsi 12 Packs $2.49- this is the BEST price anywhere this week!!
Dreyers and Drumsticks $2.99
2lbs First Street Shredded Cheese $5.99
Squirt, Canada Dry, A&W, and 7-Up 2 Liters $,99 *when you buy 4
Crystal Geyser Water 2 for $8
If you spend $25 you can use their email coupon to get it for $.01!!!
Smart & Final also has a 4lb. bag of Flamin Hot Wings for $14.99
There is a $2 off Email Coupon too!!!
=$12.99 for 4lbs- ALREADY MADE!! I love easy ways to bring items to a party!!!
Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.99
Knudsen Sour Cream $1.99
Nabisco Ritz, Wheat Thins, Chips Ahoy Cookies $1.49!
Also the 2lbs of Shredded Cheese is $5.99 and these are great prices if you are going to make any dips, nacho or taco bar, etc.
I love Smart & Final because I can get a big club size of an item like the wings or produce- but then I can buy a small blue cheese dressing and a single stalk of celery at the same time. It is the perfect store to go to when you only have time for ONE trip to the store!