Coupons for Healthy Foods!

One of the most common complaints I hear from people who want to start couponing but are hesitant to is, “There are never coupons for healthy foods!” And while it appears on the surface to be correct, a few minutes of looking and I found a bunch of really great coupons for healthy food.


Save $1.00 On any Unbun product, limit one per visit
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of Green Giant® Veggie Tots, Riced Veggies, Mashed Cauliflower, Roasted Veggies, Harvest Protein Bowls, or Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of Green Giant Veggie Spirals™
Save 35¢ On Any California Dairy Product That Carries The Real California Milk Seal

In addition to printed coupons, there are usually all sorts of deals or offers on cashback apps. There are several cashback apps that specifically cater to healthy living/organic products. Check out my list of Cashback apps to find my favorites.

If your budget is very tight and you find yourself unable to afford the produce that your family needs, there are free and low-cost alternatives out there for you.

If you need tips for stretching your food budget, here is a post I wrote a few years ago.

Rawr! Animal Prints on Sale at Cents of Style!

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Looking for something to spice up your fall wardrobe or looking for a quick Halloween costume? Cents of Style has a great sale this week- Animal Prints $9.96 Off Lowest Marked Price  with coupon code: ALLSPOTS

Animal PrintThis animal print collection is what dreams are made of- and with so many different items there is so much to choose from- including tops like the Chandler for ONLY $9.99 and Roux for $12.99, also sweatshirts, lounge sets, gloves, beanies, skirts, cardigans and more! There are tons of items to choose from and in sizes S-3X.

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So whether you love animal prints or you are starting your holiday shopping early, check out this deal!

10/2/2020 Friday Freebies & Deals

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This Friday’s freebies and deals: This week is chock full of Freebies! I’m stoked. Both kids are back to school (part-time), so I’ve got a little wiggle room in the morning to get some writing and deal-hunting done! Also, now it’s October- Time to get Spoopy!

If you find a cool deal or freebie, please leave a comment!

Free Chips and Guacamole at Rubio’s

Free Red Chocolate Bar at Walmart

Free Digital Issue of Clean Eating Magazine

Free Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins

Free Sample of Wanderer Eau de Parfum

Free MegaFood Women’s One Daily Multivitamin Soft Chews

Make Money from Home

Free Taco at Rubio’s

Free Tub of Enfamil NeuroPro

Free $3 VUDU Movie Credit

Free Cards Direct Greeting Cards

FREE Amazon Baby Box Samples Back in Stock

Free Beauty Spatty Tools Spatula

Free Sample of Giorgio Armani My Way Fragrance

Free Sample of La Roche-Posay SPF 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk

Free Pint of Nightfood Ice Cream

Free 1 Year ShopRunner Membership

Free Copy of Amazing Me It’s Busy Being 3! Book

Free Coloring Book for Adults App

 

Deals:

Get A Slice for $5.00 on October 1st at The Cheesecake Factory

3 Grilled Chicken Tacos for ONLY $2.49 at Del Taco

Starting Friday 10/2, Get $10 Off $40 at Cheesecake Factory

Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Footlong Subs at Subway

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Boneless Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub ONLY $3.69 (Reg. $9)

Germ-X Hand Sanitizer In Stock – Large 32oz Bottles NOW $3.99

LEGO Disney Frozen II Olaf Kit ONLY $7.99 (Reg. $15)

Essentials Cotton Bath Towel ONLY $2.80 (Reg $8)

Disney Toy Story 4 Add-A-Charm Jewelry Set ONLY $5.99 (Reg $15)

Gaming headsets with Noise Canceling Mic ONLY $16.99 (Reg $30)

Melissa & Doug Luke & Lucy Twin Dolls ONLY $20.99 (Reg $40)

 

Fetch Rewards: Want 4,000 easy points? Refer friends!

 

 

 

One of the reasons I love Fetch Rewards is that they run incredible referral bonus offers. And I LOVE telling everyone all about Fetch Rewards. It is my #1 favorite cashback app. There are thousands of referral bonus points just waiting to be claimed.

Now through 10/6/2020, you’ll get 4,000 points for anyone who signs up using your code. And the deal is sweet for your friends too! Each friend who signs up gets 2,000 points.

 

 

If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards yet, or want to learn more, check out my post here. Find the Fetch Rewards app in your app store, and when you download it, use my code ND2TB when you sign up and you’ll score 2,000 bonus points.

In 2020, I’ve earned $75 in Amazon Gift cards! Sometimes there are extra point offers for buying specific brands or items, which is how I’ve earned extra points- but it was stuff I was buying anyway!

In order for you to qualify for the increased referral bonus, your friends must enter your referral code and complete a valid receipt now through 11:59 PM PT on 10/6/2020. After 11:59 PM PT on 10/6/2020, the referral bonus will expire. Your custom referral code can be found in app under Me.

*See Rewards page in the Fetch Rewards app for specific redemption details.

9/25/2020 Friday Freebies & Deals

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This Friday’s freebies and deals: This week is chock full of Freebies! I’m stoked. Both kids are back to school (part time), so I’ve got a little wiggle room in the morning to get some writing and deal hunting done!

If you find a cool deal or freebie, please leave a comment!

Freebies

Free Sample of IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation
Free Sample of MMMints
Free Walmart Welcome Baby Registry Box
Free Sample of Suave Professionals for Natural Hair
Free Atelier Cologne Perfume Stories Mini Set
Free Snickers Bar (Walmart Gift Card) for Essential Workers
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free FandangoNOW Credit for Roku Users
Free Loaf of Schar Gluten-Free Bread
Free Unbun Foods Keto-Friendly Baguette
Free Enspice Seasonings & Spices
Free Eye Drops
Free Uncle Bud’s Hemp Product

Deals:

Green Toys Flower Maker Dough Set ONLY $12.65 (Reg. $25)
Fisher-Price Baby Bunny Massage Set ONLY $15.99 (Reg. $30)
Green Toys Train ONLY $15.59 (Reg. $30)
Touchless Digital Infrared Thermometer for ONLY $9.99 RUN DEAL
LEGO Creator 3in1 Twin Rotor Helicopter ONLY $39.97 (Reg $60)
HP Chromebooks on Sale for $144 RUN
Asus 10.1-In Convertible Chromebook Flip ONLY $149.99
Acer 11.6-In Dual-Core 16GB Chromebooks From $129.99 – $144.99
Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger Game $13.49 (Reg $25)
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Building Set ONLY $14.90 on Amazon (Reg $25)
MUK LUKS Morty Ragg Wool Slipper Sock ONLY $23.99 (Reg. $40)
Harry Potter Pop-Up Advent Calendar ONLY $27.99 (Reg. $40)
Kalorik 12qt Analog Air Fryer Oven ONLY $49.99 (Reg $120)
Premium Original Saltine Crackers 6-Pack ONLY $11.50 Shipped
Christmas Pearl Earrings ONLY $1 Shipped
Baby Shark Kids Weighted Blanket ONLY $14.97 (Reg $50)
Disney Frozen Magical Discovery Elsa Doll ONLY $13.31 (Reg. $25)
Baby Alive Shimmer n Splash Mermaid ONLY $10 (Reg. $20)
Converse Shoes as Low as $16.00 at Kohl’s (Reg. $40)

 

9/18/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

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This Friday’s freebies and deals: This week is chock full of Freebies! I’m stoked. The big kid has gone back to in-person school, and the little one is doing distance learning for another week. I am looking forward to getting back to a schedule where I can have more time to write and work, and the kids get some sort of normalcy with our new normal.

If you find a cool deal or freebie, please leave a comment!

Freebies

3 Free Meals Every Day for Any New Yorker (While I live on the West Coast, I know some of you are in New York or have friends who live there)
Free Brainiac Kids Yogurt Tubes
Free Derek The Dinosaur Coloring Book
Free 5pc. Chicken Nuggets at Jack in the Box
Free National Parks Pass for Military & Dependents
Free Sample of WowButter Creamy Peanut Free Toasted Soy Spread
Free Pepsi Zero 2-Liter at Walmart
Free Tru-Nut Peanut Butter Powder Sticks at Publix
New Sampler Samples – Finish Rinse Aid, Airwick Mist & More
Free Red Baron Pizza Melt After Rebate
Free Subscription to Town & Country Magazine
Free Care Packages for Students
Free Digital Issue of Family Handyman Magazine
Free Acne Patches
Free Subscription to Field & Stream Magazine
Free Chosen Foods Guacamole or Salsa at Sprouts
Free Sample of Nexwear Pads
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday

 

Deals

GUND Glitz Pandacorn Panda Unicorn Plush ONLY $10 (Reg. $20)
The First Years Disney Mickey ONLY $2.48 (Reg $5)
Small Kitchen Appliances for $11.04 – Over 50% Off
Wonder Nation Sleeve Pajamas 4-Pack ONLY $9.92 at Walmart
Giggle McDimples Plush Toy ONLY $1.98 (Reg $10)
Expo Dry Erase Fine Tip Markers 8-Count ONLY $5.79 (Reg. $14)
Papyrus Christmas Cards as Low as $4.81 (Reg. $15)
Rainbow Unicorn Cuddleez Plush ONLY $6.98 (Reg $35)
Water Beads Rainbow Mix ONLY $6.79 (Reg. $14)
Kinder Fluff Car Sun Shade 4-Pack ONLY $11.87 (Reg. $30)

7/27/2020 Weekly Meal Plan

0a5e9dab796cea8a07eabe4eb4795b9e.jpgI’ve started doing weekly meal planning on Sundays. It’s easier to do it while I’m writing up the weekly calendar/schedule and prepping the snack box for the week.

I’ve been buying snacks in bulk and only putting weeks worth out in the snack box. It keeps us out of the stores, and its healthier. I’ve been doing this for about a month, and I’ve gotten really good at hiding the extra snacks.

So I haven’t kept up on getting snacks replenished, so I’ll be getting some new snackies this week. Otherwise, we are still ok on groceries and I’ll probably be able to skip a full grocery run.

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste. If you are looking for kitchen inventory printable, I like the kitchen inventories here. They are great printables.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day: Right now our local school district is serving lunch for a drive-through service for kids 18 and under M-F. It’s great because it helps stretch our budget and it gets the kids out of the house for a few minutes. They also include a cold lunch (usually cereal and milk and a piece of fruit) for the next morning. Often times, the cereal ends up being a snack for late afternoon. I’ll be posting more info about summer lunches this afternoon or tomorrow.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids (they love the Kodiak Cakes Mix).  I also keep sandwich Ziploc bags of other frozen fruit on hand to make the kids smoothies when they request them (a few times per week). Berries, peaches, and mangos are pretty popular. recently the Big Kid has been on a protein shake kick in the AM.

Usually, I do a crockpot meal on Mondays, but now that we are home all the time, we’ve been having an odd combination of fully home-cooked, scratch meals, and frozen entrees and veggies. I have been posting our meal plans on Instagram too- As well as pics of stuff we are doing to keep busy.

We’re in the final stretch of summer vacation. Summer School is over, and so now we are left to our own devices for the next month or so.  To that end, we’ve recently started playing Pokemon Go to help get our bodies active. We go out for walks each day to try and get some monsters and steps. I love that the big kid has a pokemon Buddy in the game and as part of taking care of his buddy, he has to “walk” the buddy daily. It encourages him to get exercise and it teaches him empathy- something that can be hard for kids on the spectrum.

  • Sunday:  Leftovers
  • Monday Biscuits, Country Gravy, hashbrowns, poached eggs, and melon (I am not ashamed to admit I ate half of a cantaloupe)
  • Tuesday:Veggie Burgers or chick’n nuggets, salad or fruit
  • Wednesday: Pulled BBQ Chicken, rice, steamed veg
  • Thursday: Pizza Night (pizza and salad or fruit)
  • Friday: Shephard’s Pie (I haven’t made this in AGES, and we have all the ingredients!)
  • Saturday: leftover fiesta

Please stay safe you guys! The sooner we flatten the curve, the sooner life can go back to normal- whatever that means.

Talk Back: What are you cooking for dinner this week?

7/20/2020 Weekly Meal Plan!

0a5e9dab796cea8a07eabe4eb4795b9e.jpgI’ve started doing weekly meal planning on Sundays. It’s easier to do it while I’m writing up the weekly calendar/schedule and prepping the snack box for the week.

I’ve been buying snacks in bulk and only putting weeks worth out in the snack box. It keeps us out of the stores, and its healthier. I’ve been doing this for about a month, and I’ve gotten really good at hiding the extra snacks.

I Haven’t gone to the grocery store for this week. I’m trying to use up a lot of what we have on hand. With California re-tightening it’s ruling on what kinds of businesses can be open, the grocery shelves are starting to look sparse again.

I plan on doing some baking this week if it stays cool. Probably cookies, a couple pizzas, and buttermilk biscuits.

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste. If you are looking for kitchen inventory printable, I like the kitchen inventories here. They are great printables.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day: Right now our local school district is serving lunch for a drive-through service for kids 18 and under M-F. It’s great because it helps stretch our budget and it gets the kids out of the house for a few minutes. They also include a cold lunch (usually cereal and milk and a piece of fruit) for the next morning. Often times, the cereal ends up being a snack for late afternoon. I’ll be posting more info about summer lunches this afternoon or tomorrow.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids (they love the Kodiak Cakes Mix).  I also keep sandwich Ziploc bags of other frozen fruit on hand to make the kids smoothies when they request them (a few times per week). Berries, peaches, and mangos are pretty popular. recently the Big Kid has been on a protein shake kick in the AM.

Usually, I do a crockpot meal on Mondays, but now that we are home all the time, we’ve been having an odd combination of fully home-cooked, scratch meals, and frozen entrees and veggies. I have been posting our meal plans on Instagram too- As well as pics of stuff we are doing to keep busy.

School has wrapped up, but we are starting distance learning summer school. It’s a lot less, but it will still keep the kiddos brains sharp. And we’ve recently started playing Pokemon Go to help get our bodies active. We go out for walks each day to try and get some monsters and steps. I love that the big kid has a pokemon Buddy in the game and as part of taking care of his buddy, he has to “walk” the buddy daily. It encourages him to get exercise and it teaches him empathy- something that can be hard for kids on the spectrum.

  • Sunday:  Leftovers and Birthday Cake
  • Monday Breakfast Burritos and fruit salad
  • Tuesday: Tortellini Casserole (I’ll post a recipe this week)
  • Wednesday: Orange Chicken and veggie stir fry
  • Thursday: Pizza Night (pizza and salad or fruit)
  • Friday: Veggie Burgers or chick’n nuggets, salad or fruit
  • Saturday: leftover fiesta

Please stay safe you guys! The sooner we flatten the curve, the sooner life can go back to normal- whatever that means.

Talk Back: What are you cooking for dinner this week?

Glasses and Contacts Freebies & Deals!

When you or a loved one wear glasses or contacts, you are always on the prowl for a good deal or freebies.

Since I’ve got two bespeckled family members, I’m on the lookout constantly!

Here are a few deals and freebies that I’ve come across lately.

Warby Parker has a great offer- for some of us, it’s hard to know what kinds of frames look and feel good on our faces. It’s as easy as 1, 2,3.

  1. Pick 5 frames – Warby Parker will mail them to you for free.
  2. Spend 5 full days with’em – Then send them back with our free shipping label.
  3. Find your favorite – Buy now from $95 or pay over time with Affirm.

Having used Warby Parker before, their glasses are great, and their service is amazing! We bought glasses online, and later when they needed to be adjusted (helpful tip: Don’t roughhouse with kids when you are wearing glasses), we took them to our local Warby Parker store and they “tuned up” the glasses FOR FREE!

If you prefer contacts, Waldo has a great trial offer. I wrote about it here.

If you wear glasses, you have to have a eyeglass repair kit. You can usually score a free one when you get new glasses (Warby Parker sends a little one when you purchase glasses from them, along with a cleaning cloth), but sometimes you need a little more.

Enter this comprehensive eyeglasses repair kit from Amazon. I bought it for my mom for Christmas last year. She told me she needed one, but was having a hard time finding one in stores. It has everything you might possibly need to repair glasses! the screwdrivers have comfort grips too!

And of course, you gotta keep your glasses clean, so here is a great freebie offer: Free Lens Cloth & Cleaner at Walmart Vision Centers 

If you need help getting glasses or vision exams for your kids, check out Vision to Learn. They operate in 13 states and partner with the Boys and Girs Club, offering free eye exams and eyeglasses for kids.

If you are 65+, you can obtain a free eye exam from Eye Care America. Kids 6 months-1 year can obtain a free eye exam from InfantSEE.

And if you are wondering what to do with all of the old eyeglasses in your house that are no longer your current prescription…. The Lions Club helps recycle eyeglasses and get them into the hands of the needy. You can find out more about how and where to recycle your unwanted eyeglasses here.  I also recommend checking with your local optometrist’s office. They frequently partner with local Lion’s Clubs to collect old glasses. You could help a person in need get the glasses they can’t afford!

What are your tips for saving on glasses and contacts?

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New Deals from Checkout 51!

 

unnamedCheckout 51 is one of my favorite cashback shopping apps! Most of the deals/cashback rebates are not store specific, so I can save at stores that don’t accept coupons, like Grocery Outlet and 99 Cents Only.  You can also stack with store sales and discounts.

This week on Checkout 51, there is a great selection of products, including some yummy frozen desserts to beat the heat.

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New to Checkout 51? Check out my post with more details here.