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Smart & Final 10th Annual KFI Pastathon-$10 Feeds 14 Kids!!!

 It is the 10th Annual KFI Pasta Thon!!!

I can find some really good deals, but $10 to provide 14 meals to kids??? WOW! 

Just go into any Smart & Final store (as many times as you would like!) and donate $10 and you will feed 14 kids in need!!!

You can donate as often as you like through December 4th!

For more information you can go to SmartandFinal.com/pastathon AND you can even donate ONLINE!!!

 

Our family went into Smart & Final to donate and grabbed some great deals to make a Pasta Dinner of our own too!! 
We love the great deals we find on their Sun Harvest and First Street brands!!

 

View Smart &Finals ad of the week HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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Cash Back Checkout 51 Coupons Fetch Ibotta Raley's Stores

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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Snack Hack of the Week- Dessert Waffles!! Use What is in Your Pantry!


What is your SNACK HACK?? Do you have a simple snack that you can make from what you have, grab easily- or just your favorite thing to have on hand to eat?

Smart & Final is having a Snack Hack contest in their Instagram stories! All you have to do is share your Snack Hack-super easy!

I always have Pancake and Waffle Mix on hand. I made these mini-waffles in my Dash maker and my kids added what I had in the pantry for dessert! We had Nutella, Reddi-Whip and Chocolate Chips on hand so they came out delicious!!! Plus, since they are a mini size it isn’t too much!

Head over to Smart & Final’s Instagram page- go to their story and share yours!

If you share yours with a picture or in a post- tag @smartfinal and #MySmartandFinal!

 

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Make Your Own Fast Food Items at Home and Save Money!

Ok! Who has seen all the Panda Express deals they keep putting out??? This week it is 4 Bowls for $20! Great deal if you were eating there already, but not if you weren’t planning on it. I have overspent on groceries  and going out already this month so -back to creativity.

My kids love Orange Chicken- so at Grocery Outlet I bought this 2 lb. Bag for $3.99. I had this Jasmine Minute Rice on hand ($1.36 at Walmart) so for $6.71 0r $1.67 per person they had Orange Chicken and Rice Bowls (or plates) They enjoyed it too!!!

We didn’t have to leave the house or spend extra money!! I have been trying to duplicate Fast Food items this week to keep them from asking for them and so far they have liked what we tried!!

We also made Beefy Frito Burritos just like Taco Bell- but better!

Ground Beef, Fritos, Shredded Cheese and Tortillas!
I spent $8 and was able to make 10 burritos that were VERY filled! The kids thought it was fun to make their own Taco Bell food and some added LOTS of Fritos so they forgot all about asking to drive-thru for Taco Bell this week now!!!
Also- I bought this Taco Seasoned meat already  and it was perfect!!!

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4 Things You Can Do From Home to Save in the Months Ahead!

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5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries and Shop Less During the Quarantine + Today’s Fox 40 News Segment!


Ok- who is trying their best to stay home during this quarantine but keeps running out of something and needs to go to the store?? In my efforts to find toilet paper I have forgot Half & Half, Coffee Filters and a couple other things.  Here is a list of ways to eliminate multiple shopping trips throughout the week that will keep you out of the stores AND help you save money!

 

  1.  Menu Planning
    I know it may be a hard concept for some, but if you can take the time right now to think out the next week of meals and snack, you can go to the store ONCE and be done.  START WITH WHAT YOU HAVE ALREADY- and build from there – you may just need 1 or 2 items to throw a meal together and not have to buy as much. You may like going to Costco but then you may still need to go to other stores for the fill-in items. If you can get everything you need at ONE store, that is even better  Smart & Final has the large items like Costco but also regular grocery items as well. I have been able to get my whole list there before. Grocery Outlet has worked well, and also Walmart and Target- but I have had to deal with larger crowds.
    Here is a basic printable for a menu and shopping list– if you google “free menu plan shopping list”, there are so many to choose from so you can find one that works for you.
  2. Make a List 
    If you are heading into the stores, MAKE A LIST. Once you have made a menu, make a list. Don;t forget to put things like foil, oil, butter, half & half or any staples you need to make everything. If you are shopping at a store that sells your household and beauty items then add those too. Don’t panic if your totals end up being higher at the store when you do this- You are shopping long term, and this will still be less than the multiple trips you take- those add up, especially when you impulse buy or are hungry when you shop.
    Tip: Once you make a menu and list- take a picture of it, that way if you go to the store and forget it-you have it on your phone= I learned this the hard way!!
  3. Utilize Pick Up and Delivery Services
    Instacart has the options of almost all grocery stores and you can choose what you want from where. Is there a fee-YES, but you are not using your time and gas, and you won’t be in the stores with other people. Some grocery stores have their own pick-up and delivery services as well. In the past you may not have wanted the fees, but now it may be worth it because you are quarantined at home. If stores have a pick-up option you will be able to just drive up and have them load your car for you also.
  4. Utilize App Coupons and Cash Back Apps
    Before you shop, if your store has an app- load the coupons to your card. If you use Cash Back apps like Ibotta, Checkout 51 or Fetch, check through those and see if what you like you can save or get cash back on them. A quick scan through the coupons or a quick picture of your receipt can get you great savings with minimal effort. For the apps I use all the time and how to Get and use them GO HERE
  5. Stick to Your Budget 
    If you decide what you have to spend BEFORE you go shopping you will be less likely to buy unnecessary items. If you order your groceries online you will be able to see your total and know if you need to take out or are able to add anything else.

I used to hear from people that they just don’t have the time to do some of these things, but if you do take the time now while you have it- it gets EASIER. Then when this quarantine is all over you will have developed some money saving habits that will last!!!

If you have ANY questions or need someone to walk you through menu planning, budgeting, online grocery ordering just email me Diana@pantryoverflow.com I would love to help you!!

 

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This Week’s Grocery Outlet Shopping Trip and Menu Plan!

How is your shopping going? So much has changed- but there are still some great deals out there!! This week I was able to find everything I needed to shop for my menu at Grocery Outlet! I was able t o go through what I had at home- stick to my $50 Budget and having a great trip!!!! Here is my 2 minute video with my shopping tips and what I bought this week!!

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