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3 Steps to Get Started Prepping For Thanksgiving Dinner!

It is finally November!! That means we can take at least ONE day to celebrate before you get overwhelmed by Christmas right!! 

My next few posts are going to be about Prepping For the Holidays. I am going to share some posts on what I have learned and done through the years that has saved me money and eliminated stress from the holidays.

THANKSGIVING

  1. LOCATION
    Are you hosting? Gathering somewhere else? If you are hosting determine what you are providing and then as you invite people, let them know what you would like them to bring. This year we are gathering somewhere else and used SignUpGenious.  Then you send out ONE invite to everyone and they pick what they are bringing as they RSVP.
  2. MENU 
    Determine the Menu. Determine what you are providing and what you would like others to bring. Think out every main dish, side dish, dessert, plates, napkins, drinks, etc.  If you try to think of it when you are under time pressure or at the store, you are more likely to forget items causing multiple trips, and you also will not be able to plan ahead and watch for sales. The earlier you know what you need to buy, the longer you have to watch for the deals!
  3. STOCK UP 
    During the holidays many items go on sale for the lowest price of the year. When you are shopping for Thanksgiving, think about the other times you can use the same items. Christmas Dinner may have some of the same items. Canned soups, vegetables, flour, sugar, chocolate chips, canned pumpkin, marshmallows, broths, cream soups, etc will be at the lowest price-and there will be coupons available in the paper and to print.

 

  

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Smart & Final Weekly Ad Deals 10/30-11/5

There are some great deals this week at Smart & Final!
These deals start Wednesday 10/30-11/5

And my favorite deal is back…..

 

Get a $13 Movie Certificate when you buy 4 participating items!!!

Plus you save $6 when you buy 4 so it is even better!

 

GM Cereal $4.99
Nature Valley Bars $9,99
Yoplait Yogurt Multipack $7.79
Totinos $8.99
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $8.99

 Buy 4 Save $4 Sale!

Silk Non-Dairy Milks $2.49
International Delight Creamers $2.49
Dannon Yogurts $4.49
International Delight Individual Creamers $8.89

Dozen Large Eggs $1.25-Limit 4
First Street Apple Juice $.99
First Street Ice Cream $2.50
Roma Tomatoes $.50 lb
Whole Pineapples $1.99 each
Italian Squash $.98 lb.

Pillsbury Cake Mixes $.99 each

Chicken Grilling Packs and Whole Chicken $.89 lb.
Beef Chuck Steaks and Roasts $3.99 lb.

Nabisco Multi Packs $3.99

 

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Donate to Kids4Hope at All Smart & Final Stores October 18-November 5th!

I know you are all heading to Smart & Final to donate towards KIDS 4 HOPE right???

October 18 through November 5 at every Smart & Final location, customers can purchase mobiles they can sign and hang in the store to to show support for the annual Kids 4 Hope fundraiser.

The $1 mobiles benefit the pediatric cancer research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope, which specializes in the treatment of cancers and blood disorders that occur most often in children, adolescents and young adults.
The program helps City of Hope take precious steps in the fight against pediatric cancer.
For more information on Kids4Hope GO HERE
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Ready For Halloween?? Smart & Final Can Help + My Studio 40 Live Segment!!!

If you tuned in to my Studio 40 Live segment (will post the video as it comes available) everything I displayed today was from Smart & Final. I love shopping there because I can buy larger bulk sizes-plus smaller sizes of regular grocery items I need for home. It is a great one-stop shopping trip when I go there. I was amazed at all the Halloween candy, decor, activities, and supplies they had. The 2 different sizes of black cauldrons were so awesome I just HAD to come up with a way to use them on TV! I am grateful for Smart & Final’s First Street Brand because I was able to fill those cauldrons up with fun things way less than the name brand.

When my kids saw the haunted Cookie House they all wanted their own! I have decorated Gingerbread Houses for Christmas, but have never thought of a Halloween option! Of course I bought them, and I will use them as a party activity either the weekend before, or as a group activity for the party. I was going to have them replace actually decorating/carving pumpkins, but the pumpkins at Smart & Final were SO much cheaper at the store than the pumpkin patch that we will definitely do BOTH. They also had a few pumpkin carving sets (with stencils) and a light up option!  
Also, if you follow me on Instagram you saw how much fun I had with the talking/light-up doorbells- you know I grabbed those!

These large cauldrons were only $7.99!!! I bought mine a couple weeks ago and have been thinking about how to use it for my TV segment. Then last week I was at a different Smart & Final I found these smaller ones.. wait until you see what I did with them! I will be posting my photos and videos after today’s TV segment and I will update this post- I am so excited!!! For very little money I am able to use these as bowls and decor and it looks SOOOO good! last year I did the dry ice in the cauldron and that looks amazing too. The large tubs of ice cream fit in these too (tried it in the store) so it is a great way to serve ice cream out of them too. 

CANDY!!! No matter how anyone celebrates (or doesn’t celebrate) Halloween EVERYONE LOVES CANDY!! That is my favorite part. I tend to go overboard buying candy- but there are so many choices!! Smart & Final had large bags of all the usual Hersheys, Mars, Skittles bags- but I love the regular candy aisle because you can find the FUN stuff!! These large Pixy Stix-85 are only $14.99, Pop Rocks, Full Sie Candy Bars, Nerd Ropes, Mike & Ikes, Sour Patch- all the fun things that maybe other houses won’t be handing out- you can find them there. I like the variety boxes of FULL SIZE candy bars – $18.99 for 30 Bars made each bar $.63!!I also bought some of these Welch’s Fruit Snacks for smaller kids and a large tub of Ring Pops-just because they looked FUN!

There were Halloween themed paper plates and napkins (I brought them to the show) and on their regular aisle they have them displayed by color black and orange are available.  There were also Trick-or-Treat reusable bags and Halloween colored baked goods available. I did not feature them, but they also have a variety of Day of the Dead candy and decor items as well!
As Halloween gets closer I will continue to post my deals and finds for you and I hope this gets you thinking and planning on your celebrations!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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$10 Back When You Buy $50 Happy Gift Cards at Smart Final Through 10/8!

This week at Smart & Final when you buy $50 of Happy Gift Cards you get $10 Towards your next Smart & Final Purchase!!! 

These are great GIFTS! They have them for Him, Her, Teen, Bride, Eats, Dining, Bride, Student, Guy, and more!  Each card has at least 5 choices of where the card can be used! These are also great to keep on hand for a gift you may have forgot about!

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FREE Toffifay at Walmart, Safeway and Other Stores With Coupons and Ibotta Deal!

 

Here is a great deal if you like Toffifay (or you want to give it away!)

Toffifay 14ct $2.18 at Walmart
Use $1 off Coupons 9/8
Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta-up to 5 bars
=$.18 for 14ct

 

-There is  a $.50 Cash Back offer as well for the 4 ct Toffifay. I could not find that size at my Walmart. 
I did buy a couple at Safeway.

Toffifay 4ct $1.49 at Safeway (reportedly cheaper at Walgreens and Walmart, but could not find)
Used $1 off Coupon from 9/8
Paid $.49 and received $.50 Cash Back from Ibotta
=FREE

I also received a $1 CASH BONUS from Ibotta for redeeming BOTH Toffifay offers! So that makes them ALL FREE!!!!

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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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