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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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Cash Back Checkout 51 Drop Fetch Ibotta Safeway Safeway SavingStar Shopkick Stores

$.88 Quaker Life and Cap’n Crunch Cereal at Safeway Through 10/29!

This week at Safeway- 10/23-10/29

Quaker Cereal-Life and Cap’n Crunch Cereals $1.38 with ad coupon.

There is also a $1 off 2 Coupon in the Safeway Just4U account you can add to your card. 
You can also PRINT $1 off 2 Quaker Cereals printable coupons -2 per computer.

=$.88 per box

Save $1.00 on any Two (2) boxes of Cap’n Crunch, Life, Quaker Oatmeal Squares, or Quaker Simply Granola cereals

 

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Cash Back Coupons Ibotta Shopkick Stores Walmart

Ibotta Shopping Trip at Walmart~ $11.92 For 21 Items!

Here is my Ibotta Cash Back shopping trip from todau!

I spent $68.11 and received $48.19 plus a $5, $2, and $1 Bonus for multiple offers=$56.19
=$11.92  for all these items!!!!

Hershey’s Fillows Cereal $3
Submit for $3 Cash back per box-up to 5 boxes
=FREE

Enlightened Bars $4.22
Submit for $3 Cash Back up to 5 boxes
=$1.22 each

Playtex Simply Guide $3.97
Submit for $3 Cash Back up to 2 boxes
=$.97 each

Enlightened Ice Cream Pints $3.97
Submit for $2 Cash Back up to 5 boxes
=$1.97

 

Suave Deodorant $1.50
Submit for $.50 Cash Back 
=$1
I also submitted my receipt for 100 Kicks from Shopkicks

Herdez Salsa $1.84
Submit for $.75 Cash Back 
=$1.09

Sargento Reserves Cheese $2.57
-Used $1 off Peelie Sticker ON PACKAGE
Submit for $.75 Cash Back
=$.82

Realgood Enchiladas $3.97
Submit for $2.50 Cash Back up to 3 boxes
=$1.47 each

Real Lemon Lemonade Packets $1.57
Submit for $.50 Cash Back
=$1.07

Happy Kid Granola Bars $3.94
Submit for $3.94 Cash Back
=FREE

Pop Tarts $1.98
Submit for $.50 Cash Back
=$1.48

I also reached my teamwork bonuses, Weekend Bonus and MORE! The more you buy the more you get in bonus money!!

Ibotta is my favorite cash back app. It is a way to save money without cutting coupons before shopping and it is very EASY once you set it up.

  1. Download the Ibotta App-use the code “mpjxkq” you will get a bonus $20 offer for your first purchases!!
  2. Choose the store you are shopping at and add offers you are buying
  3. Buy the items and redeem offers by taking a picture or scanning the QR code on the receipt
  4. Receive your CASH!!
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Life and Cap’n Crunch Cereals $1.25 at Safeway-No Coupons Needed!

Here is the best deal this week on cereal-and you don’t even need any coupons!

 

@Safeway
Life-Vanilla, Regular, and Cinnamon
Cap’n Crunch and Crunch Berries
$1.25 each when you buy 4 or more!

Thats it! No adding the offer to your card, or cutting any coupons! 
My kids are getting tired of the GM cereals since that is usually what is one sale, so this will be a nice switch for them!

 

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Seattle’s Best Coffee Deal at Safeway as Low as $3.50!


@Safeway

Seattle’s Best Ground Coffee $4.99
Print $1 off Seattle’s Best Coffee Printable
or Load $1 off Seattle’s Best Coffee to Safeway Card
=$3.99

If you have the 10% off Coffee Just For U Offer-
$3.50!

 

 

 

The 2 Day Sale has Starbucks Ground Coffee $4.99 when you buy 2
If you have the 10% off offer-
$4.50 for Starbucks coffee

 

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$5 Friday at Safeway August 2 ONLY!!

 

It is $5 Friday at Safeway 8/2!

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Pints and Slices 2 for $5
Print $1 off 3 Ben & Jerry’s
=$2.17 each

There were $1 off 2 Printables available last month so check if you have them!


No coupons available for these, but a great price for Baking Chips!

Signature Select Baking Chips 3 for $5

Marshmallows 3 for $5

 

 

 

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits 3 for $5
*great to stock up of for school lunches

Doritos, Sun Chips and Tim’s Chips 3 for $5

 

 

Hawaiian Rolls 2 for $5
Wholly Guacamole Minis 2 for $5
Sabra Hummis Minis 2 for $5
Gallo Salame $5
Hormel Black Label Bacon $5
Casper’s Hot Dogs $5
Signature Select Ribs $5

Goldfish Crackers $5
Activia Yogurt 12 Pack $5
Danimals Drinkable Yogurt 14 pk. $5
Simply Orange Juice 2 pk. $5
Pepsi 20 pk. $5
Signature Select Seltzers 24 pk. $5
Fresh Sushi $5
Strawberries 2lbs $5
Dozen Donuts $5
Dozen Bagels $5
New York Steak Bone-in $5lb

 

Jumbo Raw Shrimp-in 2lb. bag $5lb
Gain Fabric Softener $5
Caress Bar Soap $5
Nivea Lotion $5
Vaseline Lotion $5

 

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5 Things to Do When You Run Out of Grocery Money at the End of the Month!

Do you start your month with good intentions of sticking to $X amount for groceries and then all of the sudden it is the end of the month and that money is GONE?

 

Here are 5 ways I have survived the end of the month shortage of funds in the grocery area.

#1 Make a list of what you DO HAVE.

Did you stock up on chicken last month and have some in the freezer still? Do you have some chicken broth, cream of mushroom, or cans of anything in the pantry.

Even if it is 1 jar of sauce, a single frozen meal, write it down.

List your meats, vegetables, sauces, frozen meals and more. Many times I buy things that are a good deal and they are sitting in the pantry or freezer but I have never used them.

#2 Check the Website AllRecipes.com

This is my #1 Go To Website when I am trying to stretch things out. Go to the “Ingredient Search” section. Add the ingredients that you have on hand. It will show you meals you can make with what you have-or maybe you only need to buy 1 or 2 things to make something instead of buying for a whole extra meal.

If you have some chicken, cream of mushroom and some frozen broccoli- there is a long list of items you can make. When I pulled this up- I realized I had rice too and I had 2 meals I could make that did not cost me any extra.  This could make your list shorter.

#3 Make a Menu.

Make a menu from where you are-until the end of the month. Add the meals that you can make with what you have to the menu. If you have to have cereal everyday-write it down. If you or your kids won’t like what is on the menu-writing it down and informing them will prepare them and let them get mad all at once so they can get over it before meal time.

If you would like the meal planner and shopping list in one form I created-email me Diana@pantryoverflow.com and I will send it to you!

#4 Be Creative.
If your kids are a little bit older you can tell them ” I am not going to go grocery shopping for ____ days. What can we make out of what we have?

  • *Breakfast for dinner-pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, breakfast burritos, cereal.
  • *Everyone has a different item– Many times I clean out the fridge or freezer with random items and I tell everyone I am trying to use up what we have so that I can buy more groceries. One of them will have a pot pie, another Cup of Noodles, a chicken quesadilla, whatever I pull out that needs to be used up.
  •  Create meals that have the same ingredients. Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese can give make you cheeseburgers, tacos, nachos, and salad. This will shorten your list and stretch it out without feeling like you are eating the same meals.

#5 Plan for next month.
Sometimes there is just nothing you can do because you already blew it. Happens to everyone. BUT- are you going to do it again next month? You can decide that right now. Figure out where you went wrong this month. Did you spend too much at the beginning? Did you buy too much at Costco or Sam’s Club and not have enough for actual food? Did you buy too many “really good deals” but not have enough for “really good food”? Did you make a menu, a list, a budget? By figuring out where it went wrong and deciding how you can correct the problem, you can avoid it happening again. If it is the end of the month-you only have a few days to start over! Look ahead to next month and start planning now. Do you have events, parties, school lunches etc? Make sure your shopping list has these items on there so you will make less trips to the store and not buy any unnecessary items.

Bonus Tips:

  • Stay out of the store. If you don’t go in, you wont spend any money.
  • Do not use your credit card. Even though it is tempting-it is a temporary solution and you will end up here again.
  • If you do go into the store-stick to your menu, list, and budget. NO EXTRAS. 
  • Do not go crazy at the beginning of the month just because you finally have money again. Think the whole month through if you have to. 
  •  Do not go out to eat. Yes, it is easier-but that money could go towards meals at home.
  • Stick to the sale items in the ad and use your coupons. 
  • There will be MORE deals again when you have money-don’t let that fear of missing out actually cause you to miss out! Deals cycle through again. 

If you are in this or a similar situation and need more specific help-please feel free to email me your situation and I would love to further help you. I have been in many different financial situations over the years and yet I have survived.  Just email Diana@pantryoverflow.com! 

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Kellogg’s Cereals As Low As $.38 Each at Walgreens Through 7/13!


STOCK UP on Kellogg’s Cereal at Walgreens this week!

This week Kellogg’s Cereals are $1.88!

There are coupons you can print on KelloggsFamilyRewards.com

PLUS- If you use the Ibotta CASH BACK app-you will save even more!

Example-
Pop Tarts Cereal $1.88
Print $.50 off Pop Tarts Cereal
Pay $1.38 and Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta-up to 5 boxes
=$.38 each!

 

Honey Nut Frosted Flakes $1.88
Print $1 off 2 Frosted Flakes or $1 off 3 Kellogg’s Cereals
Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta -up to 5 boxes
=$.38 each

There is also a $.50 coupon you can add from your Walgreens Card.

Also- other Kellogg’s Cereals have various cash back amounts depending on your account. 
I had $.70 for Apple Jacks, and My husband’s had $.20. 
I had $.55 Cash Back for Fruit Loops, $.50 for Rice Krispies, and $.60 for Frosted Flakes. 

 

 

 

 

I bought multiple cereals because I got a BONUS CASH for multiple offers, a Kellogg’s Bonus and a Teamwork Bonus! 
I bought 11 boxes of cereal and paid $17 and I received $13.15 back!
The amount you get back will depend on your offers, coupons, and how much you buy! 

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Cash Back Checkout 51 Drop Fetch Ibotta Shopkick Sprouts Sprouts Stores

Sprouts Coupon-Thursday June 27 ONLY!

 

 

Here is a Sprouts coupon good for June 27 ONLY!

$5 off $40 
or
$10 off of $60

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Cash Back Checkout 51 Drop Fetch Ibotta SavingStar Shopkick Smart & Final Stores

The Best Smart & Final Deals This Week-6/26-7/2

It is a GREAT WEEK at Smart & Final!!

If you are having a BBQ on the 4th of July (or any day really!) it is a great time to stock up!

 

 


MEAT

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.47 lb.
Pork Spareribs $1.67 lb.
Top Sirloin Steak $3.99 lb.
First Street Chicken Wings 10 lbs. $19.99
Johnsonville Brats $3.99
bar-S Hot Dogs $.49 each

PRODUCE
Sweet Red Cherries $1.49 lb.
Whole Watermelon Seedless $2.49 each
Fresh Corn 3 for $1
Green Seedless Grapes $1.49 lb
Black Plums $1.99 lb.
Organic Strawberries 1lb. $2.99
Italian Squash $.98 lb.


Dreyers Ice Cream, Haagen Dazs Pints and Outshine Bars $2.49

Print $1.50 off 3 Dreyers, Haagen Dazs or Outshine Bars
=$1.99 each!

 

Betty Crocker Cake Mix $.99 each
Nabisco Crackers, Rits, and Chips Ahoy Cookies $1.69 when you buy 3
Pepsi or 7-Up 12 pack cans 4 for $10 when you buy 4 (with $25 minimum purchase)
First Street Cooking Oil $1.99
Hormel Chili NO BEANS 15 oz. $1.50 (great price!) Buy 2 get a FREE First Street Hot Dog Bun!

Gatorade 32 oz. $.49 each~You must buy 12
Print Ad Coupon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minute Maid  Fruit Punch or Lemonade 59 oz. $.99 each
Print Ad Coupon

 

 

 

Philadelphia Cream Cheese 8 oz. $1.99
Hot Pockets $1.99
Capri Sun $2
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail $1.79-must buy 4
Sparkling ICE Water $.89 each (Seriously, the Pineapple Coconut is better than any dessert! I add a little heavy cream to it over ice and it tastes soooo good with ZERO CARBS!)

 

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