How To Save More Money On Your Groceries Every Week

This post is sponsored by YP Grocery. All opinions and wording are my own.

When I am planning a shop and trying to save the most money, I want to be well organized. In the past I have made my paper shopping list, scanned the flyers for the best prices and then checked if I have coupons to use with the items I want to purchase. Now there is an app to help make all these steps easier and in one place. (more…)

Let’s Save Both Time & Money on Back To School

This post is sponsored by RedFlagDeals. All opinions and wording are my own.

The back to school madness has started and we are all looking for ways to cut costs this time of year. There are new book bags, sneakers, clothing, school supplies and lunch supplies. The list can be long and expensive. 

Our plan of attack when it comes to getting the best bang for our buck, includes a few steps and a really great tool, RedFlagDeals.com's App. Check out all the tips and details of how we shop for the Best Back To School Savings.

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Checkout 51 Cash Back Offers Preview April 13th

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New offers will go live at 12:00 AM April 13, 2017, and expire at 11:59 PM April 19, 2017. Members must buy the products in Canada and submit the receipts while the offers are live. Happy Easter!

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Buy 2: Catelli Express® pasta
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

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Coupon Savings Tracker

Coupon Savings Tracker

Do you keep track of your savings?  Have people asked you how much you actually save with coupons? 

This spread sheet is a way for you to track your savings from coupons and cash back apps. By seeing what you are saving on a regular basis, this will help motivate you to continue learning new strategies and finding ways to save more and more.

 

Here is an excel spread sheet you can use to track the savings each time you shop. (automatically downloads)

You can also print this PDF version to keep track on paper.

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Saving Money & Healthy Meal Planning #FlippFoodChallenge

Saving Money & Healthy Meal Planning with the help of Flipp

As you may be aware, I am on a healthier lifestyle journey to lose weight and feel better. In the process my grocery bill has gone up from making better food choices and having less coupons or discounts available to save money on the fresh foods we are packing in our fridge. 

When I sit down to meal plan each week, first I look at what we have on hand in the fridge, freezer and pantry. I try to pick a variety of meal options for the week, and then I make my shopping list. By using the Flipp app, I have access to all the local flyers in one spot. The app is often updated with flyers a day early and before the paper copies arrive at my house.

With my phone in hand, I then create my shopping list based on what I need in addition to what I already have in my home. With Flipp, as I add an item to my list, it shows me if and where it is on sale. Many times I choose to price match, keeping my shopping to one stop instead of 5.

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This week I shopped for lots of healthy, fresh veggies. While there are rarely coupons for fresh foods like this, you can price match at Walmart, No Frills and Giant Tiger locations here in Atlantic Canada. Some other Loblaws chain stores in other regions price match as well.

I made this tasty and inexpensive salad with my Flipp shopping list, as well as a Spinach Bowl for lunch. By using Flipp to make my list, and price match, I was able to make these two meals for less than $8, with veggies left over for other meals.

Zoodle Salad with Lime Basil Dressing

Serves 2-3 as a side salad

  • 1 large Zucchini (2 medium)
  • 1 Roma Tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup English Cucumber, sliced and quarted
  • 1 Avocado,  diced
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lime, juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil
  • Dash Salt & Pepper

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Using a julienne tool make zucchini noodles. Place in a bowl and add tomatoes,  cucumbers and avocado.

In blender or food processor, puree olive oil, lime juice and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour dressing over salad and stir to combine.let marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes (tastes even better if you marinate longer).

The second recipe I made with my fresh veggies was a Spinach Bowl for my lunch.

Spinach Bowl

Serves 2 (full meal bowls) or 4 (as a side)

  • 4 -6 cups of fresh Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 sweet Pepper, diced (I used 1/2 red and 1/2 yellow)
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon (if you like Balsamic Vinegar better, use 1 1/2 tsp in place of Lemon)
  • 1/2 cup diced Feta Cheese

Using a large frying pan, heat Olive Oil and add Peppers, Onion and Garlic. Stir and cook until onion is soft. Add Spinach and cook approximately 4 minutes until wilted.
Add Lemon juice and stir to mix well.
Place in bowls and add Feta cheese, mix it in or leave on top.

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This is an awesome Lunch option and so flavourful. You can add sliced Olives if you like, as well as a little greek seasoning in the pan with the veggies.

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I was part of the #FlippFoodChallenge and received compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

PC PLUS Tip: Save offers

PC PLUS Tip: Saving Offers for next week.   Did you know that your PC Plus Offers can be saved for next week? You can select up to 3 offers each week and save them to go live the following week. image Simple swipe the offer to the left on your screen.  The option to save will appear. You also have the option, on any item, to select "Don't Show Again". That will remove those items from your targeted offers and never show up for you again Here you can see I saved a Maple Leaf Bacon offer and a Peppers offer for next week. image

FREE DOWNLOAD Price Matching Tracking

FREE DOWNLOAD Price Matching Tracking Sheet

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Have you ever planned a shop with Price Matching and forgot something (flyer, coupon, claim Cash back, etc)?

This tracking/planning sheet should help you get the more bang for your buck, by helping you price match at your local stores.

Remember,  not all stores Price Match, so be sure to check your local stores before planning. Some stores may have limits on how many items or how many multiples you can price match.

Download PDF here (automatically downloads)