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 over $3,000 Cash Back with Ibotta! (Plus my husband has the app too so we can both earn the deals!)
You will get a Cash Bonus offer 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 consuming 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!
I just LOVE Fetch Rewards! It is one of the newer ones, but I have already made a few gift cards from it!
When you go shopping-ANY GROCERY STORE- just take a picture of your receipt. It will give you points when you buy brands that are listed in the app! No scanning of items or anything. If your receipt does not have any participating items-you still get 25 points!
All you need to do is Download the FETCH app! Then if you enter this promo code- AF4FP you will get $2 instantly!!
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 Marshall’s 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!
Checkout 51 is pretty simple too! Each Thursday new offers are added (some just reset). You can usually redeem each offer multiple times. This is my favorite app to use at the 99 Cent Only store or Grocery Outlet types of shoppings. They will often have $1 Cash Back on Nabisco Cookies or Crackers. They usually have them for $1, or $1 Back for 2 at these stores-so after the $$ Back, they come to $.50 each!
To get BONUS MONEY for signing up – Go To https://checkout51app.link/6aFDoCCTVQ
Receipt Scanning Apps are one of the easiest apps to use. I have all of them and once or twice a week I just go through and snap a picture of each receipt on each app!
Coinout-Snap a picture of your receipt and money is added to your account! That is it!
Receipt Pal– Just snap a picture of your receipt! That is it!
Receipt Hog– Just snap a picture of your receipt. Earn coin4 and redeem for cash or gift cards
March 3-30 all you have to do is buy $40 of participating frozen food items at Smart & Final. You will get $10 off your following purchase!
Go to Smartandfinal.com/frozen and upload a picture of your receipt for a chance to win!! You can win a trip anywhere you want to go- I would choose somewhere warm personally. I will get to $40 at least once just by buying frozen fruit and waffles!!!
Let me know if you win-or what you grab this month! Stay tuned on my social media-and Smart & Final’s to see all the great frozen food inspirations this month-and stock your freezers!
I am gearing up for our Superbowl Party and finally decided I was going to make the PVC Pipe Goal Post- I was shocked at how cheap and easy this was to make!!!
I went to Home Depot and bought these items below and Yellow and Black Spray Paint. The yellow spray paint was $3.98 and I grabbed the cheap $1.10 Black spray paint because I thought I might have some already (and the black connector really doesn’t show anyways)
4-Tee Connectors 3/4 inch $.73 each
4-Elbow Connectors 3/4 ince $.50 each
Yellow Spray Paint $3.98
Black Spray Paint $1.10 (not pictured) Check if you may have some already!
=$12.84 Total for items to make TWO Goal Posts!
Spray Paint your pieces and let dry before connecting. There is writing on the side of the PVC pipe and it was hard to completely cover it up with the yellow paint. When I put it together I don’t think it will matter too much.
Place one Goal Post on each end of your Party Table and fill it with lots of FUN Superbowl Food!
I will be on Studio 40 Live on Wednesday 1/22 With what I am doing for the Superbowl-Tune in at 11 am on Fox!!!
There are some great offers at Smart & Final this week besides the usual great ad deals!
Get a $ 5 or $10 Reward for your purchase until 2/1 when you buy participating items- Here is the list of participating offers and directions for this offer ==>HERE
Get $10 off your next purchase when you buy $30 of Participating P &G Items.
Here is a list of participating items (There are soooo many items included so you can really get a great variety) ==> HERE
This week’s ad has the Buy 4 Save $4 promotion! I was in the store and so many options for this deal! I grabbed DiGiorno Pizzas and some frozen items, but I may head back before the sale is over. $.99 Progresso Soup, $1.69 Special K Cereal, $2.49 Coffee Mate Creamer- to see the full ad this week go HERE
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
Halloween “may” look a little different for some of you this year! Our neighborhood cancelled our trick-or-treating usual activities and I haven’t heard of any parties or anything..soo.. I am grateful Smart & Final came up with their Home-O-Ween celebration contest!!!
You don’t have to skip it- just get creative! What do you love about Halloween? Candy? Pumpkin Carving? Decor? Find some ways to celebrate at home THEN..
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.
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!
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