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13 Oct 2018   ·   0

Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot on November 3, 2018

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Home Depot is hosting another  on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. This month’s project is to build a model military helicopter.

Here are the details:

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a model military helicopter. Once the helicopter is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

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12 Oct 2018   ·   18

We Spent $56.49 on Groceries This Week (+ here’s what we ate)

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to . See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

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I got back from my girls’ beach trip on Sunday night and we left last night (Thursday night) for a family road trip to AL, MS, and LA. We are staying at hotels that offer free breakfast and then we brought much of our food and snacks, so we don’t plan to spend that much extra on food on this trip.

However, we’re under-budget again this week, so I’m using the extra $39 we had in grocery money last week to cover an extra dinner out for our road trip.

Note: When you see the groceries and meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries in these shopping trips that I used to make all of the meals we ate. And  it also means we didn’t use all of these groceries up this week — because some of them will be saved for later weeks!

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here. 🙂

Kroger Shopping Trip #1

Kroger Shopping Trip #2

  • 5 dozen Simple Truth Eggs — marked down to $0.49 per dozen
  • 2 bags of cinnamon/raisin bagels — marked down to $1.49 each
  • 3 Simple Truth yogurts — marked down to $0.49 each
  • Oui Yogurts — marked down to $1.19 each, used
  • Artisan Lettuce — marked down to $1.49
  • 2 bags of grapefruit/oranges — marked down to $0.99 each
  • 1 bag of apples — marked down to $0.99
  • Stayfree pads — $1.79 when you buy 5 participating products, used , got $0.50 back from iBotta rebate = $0.39
  • 4 Suave Shampoo/Conditioner — $1.99 each when you buy 5 participating products, used + $1/1 coupon that Kroger had sent to me (I should have just bought 3 bottles — for some reason, I got mixed up and thought it was a $1/2 coupon… oh well!) = $0.99 each
  • 2 Speedstick deodorant — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating products
  • 2 Gillette Shave Gel — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating products
  • Colgate toothpaste — $1.99 when you buy 5 participating products
  • 2 Suave Kids’ Body Wash — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 Huggies Baby Wipes — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items, used = $0.74 each after coupon
  • 2 Honey Nut Cheerios — $1.79 each when you buy 5 participating items, used = $1.29 each after coupon
  • 4 packages of Goldfish — $0.99 each when you 5 participating items
  • 8 boxes of Quaker Granola bars — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 packages of Oscar Mayer lunch meat — $2.79 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • Used $10/$40 coupon that Kroger mailed to me recently (make sure you always have your address correct on the Kroger site — they often mail out great coupons!
  • Total with tax: $39.84

The best deal of the week by far (at least to me!) was the Simple Truth Cage-Free Eggs for $0.49!!!!! I have never seen cage free eggs this inexpensive and was so excited for this deal!

Since we already had 4 dozen eggs from recent deals, I shared two dozen with a friend and we plan to have lots of scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and hard boiled eggs over the next 2-3 weeks.

I don’t usually freeze eggs, because we can easily eat through 3 dozen in a week, but I will be making French Toast or Egg Casserole if we really need to use them up and aren’t seeming to eat through them quickly enough. I never have had any issue keeping eggs in the fridge for 2-3 weeks past their sell by date, so I’m not too worried about us being able to use them before they go bad.

I was also excited because I earned 436 points on Fetch Rewards for my second shopping trip! If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards yet, I highly recommend signing up and scanning your receipts. It’s such an easy-peasy way to earn free gift cards!

(Want more details on Fetch Rewards and how it works? Read this post on How I Earned $5 in Free Gift Cards in 3 Weeks — just for scanning my grocery receipts.)

What I Spent This Week

Total spent: $56.49

Cashback Earned This Week: 461 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning my receipts + I earned $0.60 back from iBotta for scanning my receipt and purchasing Stayfree.

What We Ate This Week

Breakfasts:

  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Scrambled Eggs, Banana Bread with Peanut Butter (Everyone is on their own for breakfast!)

Lunches:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs, Avocados, Salad, Grapefruit, Cottage Cheese, Lunch out with a friend (she insisted that she pay for my lunch!), Apples, Pumpkin Waffles (Jesse & Me)
  • Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit, Veggies, Banana Bread, Granola Bars, Yogurt, Cookies, Capri Sun (For the kids — They are in charge of their own lunches.)

Snacks:

  • Banana Bread, Oreo Cheesecake (that Kaitlynn made), Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Fruit/Veggies, Cookies, Hard Boiled Eggs, Turmeric Milk

Dinners:

  • Saturday: Jesse and the kids went over to our friends’ house for dinner since I was gone
  • Sunday: Leftovers/Fend For Yourself
  • Monday: Sausage/Peppers/Onions in the Crockpot
  • Tuesday: Fend For Yourself (Silas had a baseball game) — The kids had cereal, I had a muffin, egg, and apple, Jesse can’t remember what he ate!
  • Wednesday: Pumpkin Pancakes (recipe coming this next week on the blog — these were a hit!)
  • Thursday: Lasagna Casserole (from the freezer) Salad
  • Friday: Dinner Out
12 Oct 2018   ·   0

The Best FREE and Cheap In-Store Deals This Week

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Happy Friday! Worried you missed the best in-store deals from this week? 

Check out this list of the best FREE and cheap in-store deals from this past week that are still available…

CVS Deals

Tide Detergent — $2.94
Use
$0.94 after coupon

Purex Laundry Detergent (50 oz) – $1.99
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/7 SmartSource insert
$0.99 after coupon

Mars Candy (9-11 oz) – $3
Use $2/3 coupon from the 10/7 Retail Me Not insert
Use $2/3 CVS coupon printing from the CVS machine
$1.66 each after coupons

Target Deals

Buy 4 Axe Deodorant at $1.98, Get $5 Gift Card
Use 4 $1/1 coupon from the 9/23 Retail Me Not insert
Pay $3.92 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
Free $1.08 moneymaker after coupons and gift card 

Buy 2 Schick Quattro for Women Sensitive (3 ct) Disposable Razors – $5.99 each
Use 2
Pay as low as $5.98, Get a free $5 Target Gift Card
Submit for 2
Free $1.02 moneymaker after coupons, gift card and rebates

Rite Aid Deals

BIC Disposables Flex, Hybrid or Soleil (excludes Flex 5 Blade) – $5.99
Use 2 $3/1 coupon from the 10/7 SmartSource insert
Get $1 Wellness+ BonusCash (limit 2)
Get $3 Wellness+ BonusCash when you buy $10 (limit 2; valid thru 10/27)
$0.99 after coupons and cash

Purex Laundry Detergent 43.5-50 oz or Crystals 15.5 oz – $1.99
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/7 Retail Me Not insert
$0.99 after coupon

Walgreens Deals

Buy 1 Oreo Milka Candy Bar at $.89, Get $.89 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards

Purex Laundry Detergent (43 – 50 oz) or Purex Crystals – $1.99
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/7 Retail Me Not insert
$0.99 after coupon or $.02 per ounce

Nice Storage Bags (15 – 150 pk) – $0.99 in ad coupon

Walmart Deals

Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator – $8.84
Use
Submit (expires 4/30; limit 5)
$0.84 after coupon and cash back

Playtex Simply Tampons – $3.97
Use or coupon from the 10/7 SmartSource insert
$1.97 after coupon

Cetaphil Cleansing Cloths – $5.97
Use
Submit for
$1.97 after coupon and rebate

See all the store deals from this past week here.

12 Oct 2018   ·   0

December212012’s Daily Deal Round-Up for October 12, 2018

12 Oct 2018   ·   0

*HOT* KIPOZI Sonic Electric Toothbrush with 3 Replacement Heads for just $15.99!!

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Whoa!! Amazon has this highly-rated  today!

This is the LOWEST price on record, and this toothbrush gets over 300 5-star reviews! If you’ve been wanting an electric toothbrush, don’t miss this deal!!

You can also get this !

 to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Valid today only, September 24th, while supplies last.

12 Oct 2018   ·   0

*RARE* Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor Sandals only $56 shipped (regularly $99.95!)

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This deal just got even BETTER with the new coupon code!!

Proozy has these when you use coupon code MSM56 at checkout!

These are regularly priced at $99.95, and this is a fantastic deal on this brand! There are several colors to choose from, too!

Valid through October 15, 2018 — while supplies last.

12 Oct 2018   ·   0

Lip Smacker Coca-Cola Party Pack Lip Glosses (8 count) only $5.82 shipped!

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Amazon has this when you checkout through Subscribe & Save – the lowest price on record!

This is a great frugal stocking stuffer idea!

Note: For Subscribe & Save items, you can go into your Amazon account after your order ships and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks,!

12 Oct 2018   ·   0

High Sierra Classic 2 Series Propel 70 Hydration Pack only $24.49 shipped (reg. $80!)

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Proozy has this when you use coupon code SIERRA2449 at checkout!

This is regularly priced at $80, so this is an amazing deal!! Choose from two different colors.

Thanks, !