Do you have the Shopkick App???
I opened my app for check-ins and scans when I went to the stores throughout the year and earned $240 in gift cards without really using any effort!
Many stores have 200 kicks for walking in, and many have over 1000 for scanning items. My kids love to scan in Walmart and Best Buy and they earn $5 about any time they come with me- then they buy their own snacks!
One of my sons saved theirs up and used it for Christmas presents for his siblings!!
Love using money saving apps instead of clipping coupons? See my list of what I use HERE
I bought these 10 items at Walmart. Used Self Checkout. No coupons.
$32.90 was my total
Scanned the QR on my receipt with my Ibotta App
Received $22.09 Cash back and deposited it right back into my account!
=$10.81 for all pictured items!
I am excited because these ice creams and pizzas I can eat doing keto!
`Here is the breakdown..
Here was a quick and easy NO COUPON used trip at Walmart!
Perfect bar $1.98 +$2 Cash Back from Ibotta =FREE
Kill Cliff Recover $2.78 +$2 Cash back from Ibotta=$.78
Enlightened Ice Cream Pint $3.97 +$2 Cash back from Ibotta =$1.97
Enlightened Bars $4.22 +$3 Cash Back from Ibotta =$1.22
RXBar Nutt Butter $1.42 +$.60 Cash Back from Ibotta =$.82
Bold Bites $1.48 +$.75 Cash Back from Ibotta =$.73
Match Bites $2.48 +$2.49 Cash Back from Ibotta =FREE
+$.25 Cash back offer for ANY item
+ $1 Cash Back Bonus for multiple offers
There were a LOT more deals JUST using the Ibotta App- If you like halo Top, or Talenti ice cream it comes to a great price too!
Download the Ibotta app HERE
Choose what store you are going to, if it is Walmart choose that one-look through and add the offers that you are going to buy. Buy the items and scan your receipt-THAT’S IT!
If you are a NEW Ibotta user you will get a $20 offer for buying 10 items or some really BIG Bonus you can earn which will make it even better!
Sprouts trip today!
GoodBelly Probiotic Juice $2.50 each
Used Buy One Get One FREE Coupon from Sprouts App
Kite Hill Yogurt-FREE with Sprouts App -Submit for $.75 Cash Back from Ibotta
Barney’s Butter-FREE with Sprouts App-Submit for $3 Cash Back from Ibotta
Bob’s Red Mill Bars 3 for $5
Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta each bar=$.67 each
One Bar $2-Submit for $.50 Cash Back from Ibotta=$1.5
Caveman Bar $1.50-Submit for $.50 Cash Back from Ibotta
RXBar Nut Butter $1.50-Submit for $.60 Cash Back from Ibotta=$.90
Kerrygold Butter $2.99-Use $2 off Kerrygold Sprouts App coupon
Kind Bars $1.99 Buy One Get One FREE-Use Buy One Get One FREE Sprouts App coupon
-$9.37 from Sprouts App Coupons
-$5.35 Cash Back from Ibotta
Red Mangos 3 for $1
Bartlett Pears 3 lbs. for $1
Organic Whole Chicken $1.99 lb.
Essentia Water $.99
Submit for $.50 Cash Back from Ibotta
**Look for $1 off 2 coupons on the product!
Sprouts Veggie Straws and Chips 6 oz. $.99
Fresh Mild Cheddar Cheese $2.88 lb.
Mixed Nuts with Peanuts $4.99 lb.
Gummi Bears or Worms in Bulk $1.88 lb.
Wild Jumbo Raw Shrimp $7.99 lb.
Also- These items are at great prices through Wednesday 8/21
Plant Based Items are 35% Off this week!!
Check your Sprouts App for MORE coupons for Plant Based Items! So Delicius, Silk, and others have coupons you can add, plus the 35% off!
This week Sprout’s has a 72 Hour Sale!
3 Days of Savings!
Friday August 2-Sunday August 4!
Here is my favorite Bacon!
Sprout’s Thick Cut Bacon $2.99 lb
Sprouts Water Bottles 24 pk. $1.77
Essentia Water Liter $.99
PLUS-Submit for $.50 Cash Back from Ibotta!
=$.49 (some people have reported they have $.50 off of 2 bottles so check before you purchase)
Sprouts Coconut Water $.99
Stacy’s Pita Chips $2
Yellow Peaches $.48 lb.
*I have an Ibotta Offer $.25 Cash Back on any Peaches
Blueberries 6 oz. $.98
Roasted Cashew Pieces $3.99 lb.
Wild Colossal Sea of Cortez Raw Shrimp $7.99 lb
Dark or Milk Chocolate Almonds $3.99 lb.
Sprouts Nutritional Seeds or Oils 40% off
Make sure you check the Sprouts App for coupons too before you go! I found all of these Buy One Get One Free coupons in my app-Saving 50% with just a quick scan-no cutting coupons!
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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!
Today May 31 is the start of Sprouts 72 Hour Sale!
Make sure you grab them by Sunday!
Raw Almonds Bulk $3.99 lb.
Sprouts Hummus $2.99 each
Red Mangos 3 for $1
Cantaloupes $.98 each
Boneless Rump Roast $2.97 lb. (stock your freezer!!)
Salmon Fillets $8.99 lb
Sprouts Sparkling Water 8 pk. $2
Vans Frozen Waffles 3 for $5-load $1 off from Sprouts App
Sprouts Frozen Fruit 3 for $5
Boom Chicka Pop Buy 1 Get 2 Free=$3.99 for 3
Califa Farms Almond Milk Buy 1 Get 1 Free=$2.25 each
Top Weekly Deals-good through Wednesday 5
Strawberries 1 lb. $.98
Avocados 2 for $1
Green Beans $.98 lb.
Yellow Onions $.50 lb.
Red or Green Bell Peppers $.50 each
Yellow Peaches $.98 lb.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99lb
Chuck Roasts or London Broil-Buy 1 Get 1 FREE