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Smart & Final Deals Wednesday 9/11 Through Tuesday 9/18!


Here are the best deals at Smart & Final this week!

These deals start Wednesday 9/11 and run through Tuesday 9/17!

 


Here is my FAVORITE DEAL!! 

Silk Oat Yeah Milk for $2!!!! That is the cheapest I have see it ANYWHERE!!!!!

These last awhile, so I suggest stocking up if you are a fan!

Silk Almond and Soy Milk 64 oz. $2.99 

International Delight Creamer $2.99

 

 

As always the produce prices are great at S&F this week too!
Black Plums $1.49 lb.
Artichokes $2.49 each
Broccoli Crowns $1.49 lb.
Gala Apples $.98 lb.
Carrots 2lbs. $2.49
Iceberg Lettuce $.99 each
Cantaloupe $.15 lb WOW!!

 

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.57 lb.
Beef Ribeye Steak $5.99 lb.
Pork Loin Roast $2.49 lb.
Jennie-O Turkey $3.99 

Powerade $.39 (cheapest anywhere this week!) $25 Minimum purchase Limit 8
Peet’s Coffee Ground and K-Cups (The ground coffee is RARELY this low!)
Oreo’s and Belvita $2.49 each

I always check the Ibotta Cash Back app before and after I shop to see if I can get CASH BACK for anything I buy/bought when I am shopping!

Also- if you have not downloaded the FETCH app- I suggest you do it. It is the EASIEST way to earn gift cards for buying ANYTHING at the grocery store. 
1. Download the FETCH app
2. Enter the promo code AF4FP
3. Take a picture of your last grocery receipt. Seriously-that is it. You get $3 right away which will get you a Target, Amazon, Panera, or Dunkin Donuts gift card!!! Or you can just keep taking pictures of your receipts and earn points for higher amounts!! It is SOOO easy!

 

 

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Are You Ready For Fall!!! Get Ready to Make Fall Drinks, Fall Recipes, and Decorate For Fall! Here is My Segment on Studio 40 Live!

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!

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (or 3 1/2 cups from Large First Street Cake Mix)
2 Rolls of Rolo Candy -quartered
1 Diced Apple-peeled
1/2 Cup Soft Butter
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

Mix together and drop in Tablespoon scoops onto greased cookie sheet. 
Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes!

 

 

Is it time to update your coffee bar??

@Smart & Final-
Torani Syrups $5.99-Buy 6 or more and pay $4.99!!

This is an amazing deal since Smart & Final has SO many flavors to choose from!

Not only do they have lots of flavors, but they have LOTS of SUGAR FREE flavors-Sugar Free Chocolate Macadamia Nut is my FAVORITE!

Then there is Pumpkin Spice- Make your Pumpkin Coffee drinks and home and save $5!!!! 

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp (1 oz) Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1 cup (8oz) milk
2 shots espresso or 1/2 cup brewed coffee

INSTRUCTIONS

Steam milk and Torani together. Pour heated, flavored milk into a tall glass and add brewed espresso or coffee. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over beverage or use a frother if you have one! 

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Amazing Torani Syrup Selection PLUS Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Is it time to update your coffee bar??

@Smart & Final-
Torani Syrups $5.99-Buy 6 or more and pay $4.99!!

This is an amazing deal since Smart & Final has SO many flavors to choose from!

Not only do they have lots of flavors, but they have LOTS of SUGAR FREE flavors-Sugar Free Chocolate Macadamia Nut is my FAVORITE!

Then there is Pumpkin Spice- Make your Pumpkin Coffee drinks and home and save $5!!!! 

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp (1 oz) Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1 cup (8oz) milk
2 shots espresso or 1/2 cup brewed coffee

INSTRUCTIONS

Steam milk and Torani together. Pour heated, flavored milk into a tall glass and add brewed espresso or coffee. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over beverage or use a frother if you have one! 

If you have the $1 off Torani Syrup coupons from the 6/23 Smart Source insert coupons-use them to save even more (or as an excuse to buy more flavors!)

Some personal faves-
Sugar Free Smores
French Vanilla
Almond Roca-regular and sugar-free
Salted Carmel
Sugar Free White Chocolate

These syrups are great for coffee- but I use them in my waffle recipes, keto desserts and anything else I can think of!!

 

 

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Smart & Final Deals 8/14-8/20~ Free Milk When You Buy Cereal, $.99 Dozen Eggs and More Great Deals!

Lots of GREAT deals again this week at Smart & Final. 

I love shopping at Smart & Final-they have a great balance of deals on produce, meat and items I regularly use. 

Their First Street Brand is great too. My kids actually prefer their First Street Lunchmeats-which is awesome because they are the best prices!

 I regularly grab my school lunch items here-this week it is all about the BREAKFAST DEALS!!!

Kellogg’s Cereals $1.99 each-PLUS when you buy 4 you get a FREE Gallon of Milk!!

Print $1 off 2 Kellogg’s Cereal (print and use 2)
or-Print $1 off 3 Kellogg’s Cereal
or-Print $1 off 2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran
=$5.96 for 4 Boxes of Cereal and a Gallon of Milk!

Dozen Eggs $.99 each Limit 6

 

 

Beef Chuck Steaks $2.99 lb.
Foster Farms Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs $.89 lb
Sun Harvest Organic 100% Grass-fed Beef $5.99 lb.
First Street Tilapia 3lbs $9.99
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 4 lbs. (frozen) $9.99
First Street Marinated Chicken Breasts $4.99 lb.
Pork Loin Back Ribs $3.99 lb.

Pluots $.99 lb.
Navel Oranges $.99 lb.
Organic Strawberries 1 lb. $2.99 lb.
Grape Tomatoes 12 oz. $1.99
Fiji Apples $.98 lb.
Iceberg Lettuce $.99 each

 Crisco Oil 48 oz $2.50

7 Up, Squirt, and 7 Up 2 Liters $.99 wyb 4
Buy 2 Squirt and Submit for $.50 Cash Back with Ibotta

Progresso Soup- Buy One Get One Free

Frito Lay Variety Pack 20ct. $5.99
Nabisco Single Serve Snacks $3.99 
First Street Deli Sliced Lunchmeat 16 oz. $2.99
Orowheat Pan Bread 2 for $5

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Back to School Ideas- Studio 40 Live Segment August 7 2019!

Here is my Back to School Segment on Studio 40 Live!!!

In case you haven’t noticed I am a HUGE fan of Smart & Final -and their store brands. 

Here are my family’s favorite First Street items for Back to School. 

First Street Roast Beef– 1lb package was $6.29! That is an amazing price for roast beef-and it is the one brand that everyone likes which makes it nice.
First Street Cheese Cubes.  We alternate between the Pepper Jack Cubes and the Colby Jack Cubes. Sure, you can buy a block and cut it and save a little money..tried that..It was a disaster! These are perfect little squares. I can portion them out and it fits with everyone’s eating plan.
First Street Sunflower Butter– My kids have Peanut Free classrooms at school. They could still bring peanut butter, but last year we tried this butter and they all loved it-so this is what I have them bring to school and it really does taste great with celery and apples. 
First Street Olives– Almost $1 Cheaper per can than the name brand!! We go through LOTS of olives in our house so this is an awesome deal.
First Street Snack Size Storage Bags– Snack bags are a MUST for our lunch prep. Everything can be portioned out and prepared very easily with this size bag. You will definitely save money bagging your own items than buying them pre-packaged for you. 

 

First Street Souffle Cups (and lids)- These cups make lunch prep so easy- and adds variety. We pre-made them with First Street Ranch, First Street Salsa, First Street Sunflower Seed Butter and my kids (and parents too!) have really enjoyed the different options each day. It is a VERY inexpensive way to keep the lunches exciting.

 

 

 

The Bento Boxes that I featured on today’s show were also from Smart & Final. If you follow me on social media you may have seen me mention these before. Many readers have shared with me that they went and bought them already! They are very sturdy and the lids clamp down-which is great! No leaks or falling off. They are collapsible and fit great in a bag or backpack.  We bought a few different colors and after a couple weeks-they still even look brand new.  My husband actually loved the silverware inserts that came with them. I really believe they will last a long time. I have tried cheaper versions- and they have leaked, broke-and were thrown away within a month. Definitely worth the investment. 


I have 5 School aged kids +my husband and I prepare our lunches ahead. One good trip to Smart & Final gets us our list of favorites at a great price. Thenwe take about 30-45 minutes at the beginning of the week and prepare our lunches ahead of time. Once that is don is it grab and go the rest of the week!

We all contribute to the shopping list and we all make our own lunches. I found that this definitely cuts down on waste, and they will actually eat what I buy. 

 


That is why some of my kids make their sandwiches on Hawaiian Rolls now. They were taking a few bites and throwing away the sandwich. Now they use less to make them-and actually eat the whole sandwich!  Do what works for you and your family- you will learn more as you do it what works best and… HAVE FUN!!!!

 

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Back to School Smart & Final Deals and Printable Coupons!

Are your kids starting school this week? Mine are! There are some great deals this week to help with those school lunches!

Green, Red and Black Grapes $.88 lb!

Grab some snack size First Street bags and make singles servings available for your kids to grab for easy lunch packing that is easy on the budget!

Lays and Tostitos Family Size Chips $1.99 when you buy 2
Once again, this is a great deal on chips and you can divide them into bags for on-the-go lunch size servings

Capri Sun $2 each!

 
Save $2 when you buy 4 Box Top Participating Items
Nature Valley Bars $1.99
Print $.50 off 2 Nature Valley Bars
=$1.74 each

Toaster Strudel $1.99
Yoplait Yogurt Multi Packs $3.49
Chex Mix $2.29
Print $.50 off 2 Check Mix
=$2.04 each

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $2.29
Print $.50 off 2 Fruit Snacks
=$2.04 

Kleenex 4 Pack $4.49 (grab extra for classroom donations!)

I plan very well for school lunches and easy breakfast-but don’t forget dinner!!
I grabbed a bunch of Chicken Breasts for $1.57lb !
I put a whole pack in the crock pot for some shredded chicken to be ready later!

Shredded Chicken tacos, adding BBQ Sauce for easy sandwiches, and for salads too!

Beef New York Steak is $4.99 lb- great for a BBQ night! 


If you  prefer your lunch snacks pre packaged- 
Nabisco, Cheez-its and Mother’s 12 Packs are $3.99 this week!

There is a printable coupon for Mother’s Cookies
Buy 2 Mother’s Cookies Multipacks $3.99 each
Print $1 off 2 Mother’s Cookies
=$3.49 each
$.29 per pack

General Mills Cereal $1.88 (when you buy 4 participating items)
Print $1 off 3 GM Cereals
=$1.55 each

 

 

 

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FREE Fruitlove Spoonable Smoothie at Smart & Final!

 

Ibotta has a $1.99 Cash Back offer for Fruitlove!
I have looked everywhere for a couple weeks and FINALLY found it at Smart & Final!

It is FREE so why not!!!
Buy 1 Fruitlove $1.99
Submit for $1.99 Cash Back at Ibotta
=FREE!

New to Ibotta? Sign Up here and you will be on my team and get a BONUS $20 offer when you sign up!

 

 

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Best Deals at Smart & Final This Week Through 8/6!

 

Another GREAT week at Samrt & Final!
I love when the sales line up with what I need for the week!

 

 I just LOVE the produce prices this week! 
18 oz Blueberries $2.49
Mangoes $.50 each
Avocados $1.49 each
Watermelon $3.99
Zucchini $.98 lb


All Frozen Food 10% Off Coupon in the Ad!!! This is great because I love the FIRST STREET Frozen Fruit for smoothies and with school starting again- I am stocking up!

 

 

 

 

Post Cereal-Pebbles and Honey Bunches of Oats 3 for $4.98!
Check Ibotta for $.15-$.50 Cash Back rebates on Post Cereals!

 

 


This is the best price on Chunk Cheese this week!!  I love this sale because my kids love cheese cubes. They sell them precut, but for $4.99 I can get a few varieties!

 

 

 

 
Squirt, 7Up, A&W and La Croix 12 Packs $2.77
when you buy 4
Submit for $.50 Cash Back with Ibotta when you buy Squirt
=$2.27 when you buy Squirt!

 

 


Buy 3 Save $6 when you buy 3 Farmer John Products!
My favorite is the Sausage Links for $3.99-makes for easy breakfasts when school starts. 
Farmer John Sliced Ham $4.99
Hot Dogs $6.99
Hot Links $7.99

More Deals
Hostess Snacks $2.50-Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta =$1.50

Nestle Buy 4 Save $8 Items make for some great deals too! The Hot Pockets for $7.99 makes them $.66 each! My kids take these for lunches often, but I only buy them when they are on sale and this is a stock-up price for me!

 

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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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Smart & Final Top Grocery Deals Week of July 17-July 23~Stock Up Deals!

Another great week of deals at Smart & Final! 

Beef Ribeye Steak $4.99 lb! Limit 4 Packages! 

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.88 lb!

 

Buy 4 Save $4 Sale- 
My house goes through so much Almond Milk, so I am super excited about this one!

Silk Almond or Soy Milk $1.99 (when you buy 4)
Print $1 off 2 Silk Almond Milk
=$1.49 each (stock up even if you don’t have coupons!)

International Delight Creamer $1.99
Dannon Activia, Light & Fit or Oikos Yogurt $3.99
Danimals Yogurt Smoothies 36 ct. $8.99 ($.25 each!)

 

If you need cereal this week $1.69 is a great price for General Mills Cereals!
If you have coupons from the paper, add those for more savings!

 

  I always love their produce prices too!

Tomatoes on the Vine $.99 lb.
Italian Squash $.98 lb.
Yellow or White Nectarines $1.49 lb.
Whole White Mushrooms 1lb. $2.99
Kiwi  1lb $1.99
Fresh Green Beans $.99 lb.

 

 

Blueberries 18 oz. $1.99- This is the LARGE package! I love this deal!
Cantaloupe 4lbs for $1=$.25lb!

 

 

There are some First Street Brands on sale this week-

These are my 2 favorite-and on my list!

First Street Ice Cream 2 for $5
First Street Shredded Cheese 2lbs $5.99

Also-
First Street Milk Gallon $2.75
First Street Bottled Water 35ct. 2 for $7 ($.10 per bottle)
First Street Party Size Chips $1.99

 

View the Full Smart & Final Weekly Ad HERE

 

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