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!
For my family it is one of the busiest months of the year so it is perfect timing!!
I made sure my freezer was thinned out-and boy am I glad I did!
Smart & Final has a deal running ALL MONTH LONG-spend $40 on participating frozen food items and get $10 off your next grocery purchase (which I used on NON frozen items!!!!)
I brought my kids with me because I have learned that if they aren’t going to eat it, it doesn’t matter what kind of deal I got! Also, I want to make sure they will make it when I am busy this month so I am not worried if they are eating or not!
Some items are our staples from Smart & Final- their First Street fried rice (they have Vegetable and Chicken) are our FAVORITE! We also get their Orange Chicken and Teriyaki often because it is so good!So of course I made sure I grabbed $40 worth of JUST this so that we wouldn’t be tempted to run to Panda Express on busy sports nights!!!Make sure you look for the “Participating Items” labels- not ALL frozen food counts- but most of it does.
Now my freezer is nice and full and my kids are so happy!
Here they are choosing their items -and I picked a couple things too!
Don’t forget to go to SmartandFinal.com and sign up for their email coupons! I got a 12 Pack of Maruchuan Noodles for $.01 with a $25 Purchase!!! One of my kids was more excited about that than the frozen food!
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.