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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins-Budget Friendly Fall Breakfast Ideas!

Here is a SUPER EASY Fall Breakfast idea-Pumpkin Muffins!

1 Box of Spice Cake Mix
1 Can of Pumpkin

Mix, put in cupcake pans and cook for 10-12 minutes!!!You can make ahead in large quantities and freeze them too!

 

These large #10 cans of Pumpkin at Smart & Final are only $7.99 and are a great deal when you are making large batches!

 

Serve these up with a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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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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FREE Veggie Spiralizer From Ragu When You Buy 3 Jars!

 

When you buy (or if you already bought) 3 jars of Ragu Sauce

you can go to Ragu.com/gift and get a FREE Veggie Spiralizer!

 

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There are 4 Ways to Get FREE Movie Tickets Right Now!

Buy 3 Blue Diamond Almond Milks
Go to activaterewards.com/almondbreeze
Submit your receipt and get a $12 Movie Ticket!

Here is a great deal too
@Walmart
Blue Diamond Almond Milk 96.oz (Large refrigerated) $4
Print $1 off Blue Diamond Almond Milk 96 oz.
Pay $3
Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta!
If you have 3 coupons, you will pay $6 (after cash back) for 3 large almond milks and a Movie Pass!!

Either way, the smaller cartons are on sale for $2-$3 most places! You will still spend less than $12!

 

 

Buy 3 Dr Pepper 12 packs and get a Movie Ticket for Spider Man!!

Many times the tickets are for any movie, but if you want them for Spiderman-I would wait for a sale!

 

 

 

When you buy 2 Ziploc Avengers or Disney bags- you can submit your receipt for a $9 movie ticket~~

Go HERE to enter your receipt or get more details on this offer-ends 6/30

This deal ends May 22- so hopefully I remember to update this post-(check your date as you read this!)

 

 

 

 

When you buy 3 General Mills participating products- get a $13 Movie Ticket!

The items are the LARGER cereal boxes, the larger Go-Gurt packages, and the larger pack of Yoplait yogurts, Go HERE for the details and to enter your receipt!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Shopkick App =FREE Gift Cards!

Do you have this Shopkick app? It is an absolute favorite of everyone in my family! 
All you have to do is download it and when you are out shopping open the app and get Walk-in Kicks at stores like Target, Walmart, Home Goods, Marshalls, Best Buy, AND MORE! Then, if you want extra kicks you can scan some items in the store! It is very easy to get enough for a $5 gift card– or you can save them up for a larger amount. My kids cash theirs in when they get to $2 and $5 to buy junk food-keeps them busy in the stores-and I don’t have to buy them anything! 

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Ready For Spring Cleaning! Make Sure To Use Coupons To Save On Your Supplies!!

GET READY for Spring Cleaning!!

Here are some printable coupons for cleaning items!! You can print 2 per computer!


Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Scrubbing Bubbles® Fresh Gel Product
Save $0.50 on ONE (1) Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Bowl Cleaner Product
Save $0.50 on any TWO (2) Pledge® Furniture, Windex® products or Scrubbing Bubbles® products
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) twin pack OR 80 oz. or larger Drano® product
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Scrubbing Bubbles® Bath Cleaning Products
Save $1.50 on TWO (2) Dial Complete® Foaming Hand Wash Pumps (Redeemable at Walmart)
 

 

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Costco Superbowl Party Sale Items Through 2/3/19!

If you want to bring a large amount of snacks for a great price-these items are on sale at Costco until 2/3!

 

Foster Farms Wings- Honey BBQ, Tequila Lime, and Buffalo
The Tequila Lime Flavor have ZERO Carbs, the Buffalo has 3 per serving (in case you are counting!)

They also have big bags of Hot Cheetos, Fritos, Doritos, Ruffles-and other chips. They are not discounted this week, but it may save you a trip to just grab them there!

 

 

 

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Shopkick App-Earn FREE Gift Cards For Starbucks, Target, and MORE!

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 Marshalls 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!

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Cash Back With Ibotta- No Coupons Needed!

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!)

If you have not downloaded or used Ibotta yet, download it- and enter THIS referral code MPJXKQ

You will get $10 Cash 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 consumng 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!

 

 

 

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