If you are headed to Walgreens for the Sandwich Bag deal I previously posted HERE
You may want to grab some school supplies too!
$.49 for Papermate Pens and Mechanical Pencils-NO COUPONS NEEDED!
Also the 2 pack Sharpie Highlighters are $.49!
Crayons, Glue, Gluesticks -NAME BRAND supplies $.69!
Post-Its and Scotch Tape Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
Mead Five Star Supplies Buy 1 Get One Free
Here is my favorite Walgreens Deal that I am always watching for!
Since it is time to get back to packing lunches, we go through SO many quart, sandwich, and snack bags-a deal like this will save me so much $$ by stocking up!
Nice! Freezer, Storage, and Sandwich Bags-
Buy 1 Get 2 FREE!
$2.79 for 3 boxes! +$.93 per box!
Just to compare to the bulk size at Sams Club-
Ziploc Freezer Bags $.10 each -Nice! Freezer Bags 4.6 Cents Each! More than a 50% Savings.
I am not always into generic brands, but I have used these bags for awhile now and the Nice! bags have worked just as well!
The snack and sandwich size come to 1.6 cents per bag!
During the regular school year when Walgreen’s doesn’t have this sale, I do buy the Ziploc bags at Sam’s or Costco because it is still a better deal than using coupons and buying a smaller box at the store.
The monthly savings specials at Costco or Sam’s when they have $2, $3 or $4 off a box-that makes for a great time to go for the Ziploc brand too!
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!
This week Kellogg’s Cereals are $1.88!
There are coupons you can print on KelloggsFamilyRewards.com
PLUS- If you use the Ibotta CASH BACK app-you will save even more!
Honey Nut Frosted Flakes $1.88
Print $1 off 2 Frosted Flakes or $1 off 3 Kellogg’s Cereals
Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta -up to 5 boxes
There is also a $.50 coupon you can add from your Walgreens Card.
Also- other Kellogg’s Cereals have various cash back amounts depending on your account.
I had $.70 for Apple Jacks, and My husband’s had $.20.
I had $.55 Cash Back for Fruit Loops, $.50 for Rice Krispies, and $.60 for Frosted Flakes.
I bought multiple cereals because I got a BONUS CASH for multiple offers, a Kellogg’s Bonus and a Teamwork Bonus!
I bought 11 boxes of cereal and paid $17 and I received $13.15 back!
The amount you get back will depend on your offers, coupons, and how much you buy!
Here are the best grocery coupons available to print right now!
You can print 2 per computer!
Save $0.50 when you buy FIVE CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt (Includes Original, Light, Whips!®, Lactose Free, and FruitSide)
Save $0.55 on any ONE (1) Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles® product
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO JARS any variety Oui™ by Yoplait® French-style yogurt
Save $1.00 on any TWO MorningStar Farms® Veggie Foods Products
Save $1.00 on the purchase of any TWO (2) HORMEL® and/or VALLEY FRESH® 10+ oz Chicken Breast or Turkey Products
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) EXTRA® Refreshers bottle
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Kettle Brand® products (4 oz. or larger)
Save $1.25 on any ONE (1) Magnum® Ice Cream Tub, 14.8 fl oz.
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) HEINZ® Simply Tomato, Organic, No Sugar Added, or No Salt Added Ketchup
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) PIONEER WOMAN® BBQ SAUCE (Any Flavor)
Save $1.50 on any FOUR (4) DOLE® Canned Fruit
Save $1.00 on any TWO Cheez-It® Baked Snack Crackers Multi-Packs
Save $1.50 on THREE(3) 8oz or larger Häagen-Dazs®, Outshine®, Drumstick®, or Edy’s® products
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE PACK any variety Yoplait® Yogurt Multipack (8-Pack Fridge Pack, Go-GURT®…
Save $0.50 When you buy any ONE (1) Creamy SNICKERS® Single or Share Size Bar (1.40–3.29 oz.)
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Cascadian Farm™ Cereal or Granola
Save $0.50 on ONE (1) 6oz bag of Airheads Gummies
Save $0.75 on any TWO (2) DOLE® Canned Fruit
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE 2-PACK of Oui™ by Yoplait® Petites French-style yogurt
Save $1.50 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor 50 COUNT Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls™ OR 125 COUNT Mini Snack Bites
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker™ Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot™, Fruit Gushers™…
Save $1.50 when you buy THREE CUPS any flavor Liberté® organic yogurt
Save $1.00 When you buy any ONE (1) Creamy SNICKERS® Sharing Size Bag (7.70–9.10 oz.)
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!
Dunkin Donuts Cold Brew Coffee $8.99
Clearance Price $3.75
Use $2 off coupon from 5/19
There is also a $1.50 off Dunkin Donuts Cold Brew Coupon to PRINT HERE!
I bought a box and tried it and I really liked it-surprisingly when I went back they had plenty more! It comes with 2 Pitchers worth of coffee. You just put the bag in water and put your pitcher in the fridge overnight! Very easy! I diluted mine and added cream and sweetener-it is VERY convenient just to pour my coffee out of the fridge everyday!
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
Blue Diamond Almond Milk 96.oz (Large refrigerated) $4
Print $1 off Blue Diamond Almond Milk 96 oz.
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!!
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!