Day 4 Back to School Shopping: Make a List & Ask The Kiddos

Before I head out for Back To School Shopping I make my list of needed supplies and clothes for my girls. But before I head out I ask my girls what kind of items they are looking for to head back to school and start the year off right! It is always great to hear their ideas as to what type of items they want in their lockers, what kind of back packs and clothes they want!

I do take my girls with me on a couple of the shopping trips, but limit them. I know that may seem silly to not take them with me but there is a really good reason! Cost! If I took my girls with my to get all of their back to school shopping I would need to triple my budget. They get very excited to shop and buy new items for the new school year. They would not look at the budget or prices or sales or how many we already have at home! So I do let them give me ideas and tell me what they love and then I shop without them to get the best deal with sales, coupons and special promotions!

So here are a few questions I ask my girls before I start our Back To School Shopping or while out with them to look and get ideas:

  • Are there styles of clothes you are interested in- colors, designs, brands, stores, etc
  • Are there any items you need to keep you organized this year
  • Are there any must haves this year- certain book bag, particular pair of jeans or a super cute shade of nail polish
  • Are there items we need to get for home to make back to school a breeze- bins, totes, new printers, organizing items, etc
  • What kind of food and snacks are you wanting for breakfast, lunch and after school snacks

Sometimes I do splurge! Not everything falls into my budget or on sale. And as much as I love to save, I would rather buy something a little over my budget and make sure my girls will use the item and love it. Rather then come September and the item can’t be found because they hid it under their bed! So even though they may ask for an item not on sale be willing to spend a little more on one item while you still save a ton on all the other items they need! Believe me, it will make your kiddos happy and hopefully start the new school year off in a good way!

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Kroger Ad Match-up 7/20 – 7/28

Here are a few highlights from this weeks Kroger ad. Check out Cincinnati Cents to get the full list of match-ups.

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Heritage Farm Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs, $0.88/lb.

Heritage Farm Whole Fryer, $0.88/lb.

John Morrell Bacon, $2.99
$1/1 John Morrell Bacon (Kroger Digital Coupon)
$1.99 each after coupon

Banquet Brown ‘N Serve Sausage, $1

Plums, $1.25/lb.

Nectarines, $1.25/lb.

Tomatoes on the Vine, $0.99/lb.

Blueberries, 2/$3

Strawberries, 2/$3

Sweet Corn, 4/$1

Navel Oranges (3 lbs.), $2.99

Kroger Cream Cheese, $1

SunnyD, $1

Kroger Frozen Waffles, $1

Kroger Frozen Vegetables, $1

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, $1

Michelina’s Entrees, $1
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$0.80 each wyb 5 after coupon

Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips, 2/$5
$1/1 Tyson Chicken Strips, exp. 7/26/15 (SS 04/26/15 R)
$1.50 each after coupon

Kroger Instant Oatmeal, 3/$5

Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or 7-UP 2-Liters, $1

Powerade or Powerade Zero, $0.69

Vitaminwater, $0.88

Kroger Bread, $1

Kroger Buns, $1

Chex Mix, Bugles, or Gardetto’s, $1
$0.50 off 2 Chex Mix, Bugles, or Gardetto’s snacks
$0.75 each wyb 2 after coupon

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, $1

Kroger Mandarin Oranges, $1

Hunt’s Ketchup, $1

Ice Mountain 6-Pack Water, $1

Ice Mountain 3-Liter Water, $1

Lay’s Potato Chips or SunChips, $2.50
Buy 2, receive $1 off your order instantly
$2 each wyb 2 after instant savings

Dial Liquid Hand Soap, $0.89

Handi-foil Foilware, $1

Top Flight 1 Subject Notebook, $0.19
Limit 10

Ticonderoga No. 2 Pencils (24 ct.), $2.99

Elmer’s Glue Sticks (6 ct.), $1.99

Top Flight Filler Paper, $0.79

Oxford Twin Pocket Portfolio, $0.15

Select Backpacks, $9.99

Scotch Kids’ Scissors, $1

PaperMate Pens (10 ct.), $1

Mix & Match Coffee Sale
Kroger is featuring a Mix & Match Coffee & Creamer Sale this week.  Purchase 3 participating items, and receive $3 off your order instantly. The items can be mixed and matched. The final prices assume you’ve purchased 3 participating items, thereby deducting $3 off your total order, or $1 off per item.

Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups, $6.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$5.99 each after instant savings

Folgers Coffee K-Cups, $6.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$5.99 each after instant savings

Gevalia Coffee, $6.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$1.00 off any ONE (1) GEVALIA Coffee Product
$4.99 each after coupon and instant savings

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, $7.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$1.50/2 Dunkin Donuts Grocery Coffee Products, exp. 7/31/15 (RP 06/14/15)
$6.24 each after coupon and instant savings

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Meijer Ad Match-up 7/19 – 7/25


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Here are a few highlights for this weeks Meijer ad. To see the complete list of match-ups, check Cincinnati Cents!

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Learn how to shop at Meijer here. Meijer accepts manufacturer coupons and Internet printable coupons. Meijer no longer doubles coupons in our area. Meijer also offers loadable coupons by using your cell phone number via M-Perks.

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Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin, $1.59/lb.

Lean Ground Beef, $2.88/lb.

Boneless Chicken Breasts (Family Pack), $1.87/lb.

Eckrich Smoked Sausage Rope, Polish Sausage, or Smoked Cocktail Links, 2/$5
$1/1 Eckrich Rope or Links Smoke Sausage, exp. 7/19/15 (RP 06/28/15)
$1.50 each after coupon

Peaches, $0.99/lb.

Nectarines, $0.99/lb.

Raspberries, 2/$3

Cucumbers, 3/$1

Green Onions, 3/$1

Green Beans, $0.88/lb.

Bi-Color Sweet Corn, 4/$1

Blueberries, 3/$4

Mangoes, 5/$5

Meijer Shredded or Chunk Cheese, $1.88

Meijer Cottage Cheese, 2/$3

Meijer Ricotta Cheese, 2/$3

Meijer Butter Quarters, 2/$5

Ore-Ida Potatoes, 4/$10
Buy 4, get $2 off your order instantly
$2 each wyb 4 after instant savings

T.G.I. Friday’s Appetizers, 4/$10
Buy 4, get $2 off your order instantly
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$1.63 each wyb 4 after coupon and instant savings

Bagel Bites, 4/$10
Buy 4, get $2 off your order instantly
$1.00 off 2 Bagel Bites Frozen Products
$1.50 each wyb 4 after coupons and instant savings

Doritos, $1.49

Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or 7-UP 12-Packs, $2.49

Hostess Sweet Goods, 2/$5
$1/2 Hostess Multipacks, exp. 9/22/15 (SS 06/14/15)
$2 each wyb 2 after coupon

Nabisco Oreo Cookies or Honey Maid Graham Crackers, $2.49
$1/3 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 06/28/15 R)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 06/28/15)
$1/2 Honey Maid Grahams, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 06/28/15)
As low as $1.99 each wyb 2 after coupon

Jell-O Pudding, $0.84

Meijer Granulated Sugar (5 lbs.), $2.29

Lance Sandwich Crackers, $2
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$1.50 each wyb 2 after coupon

Archway Cookies, $2
$1/1 Archway Cookies printable
$1 each after coupon

Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce, 2/$3
$1.00 off TWO jars of Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa
$1 each wyb 2 after coupon

Frank’s RedHot Sauce or Wing Sauce, $1.98
$0.30/1 Frank’s RedHot Sauce printable
$1.68 each after coupon

French’s Classic Yellow or Spicy Brown Mustard, $1.98
$0.50/1 French’s Classic Yellow, Spicy Brown, Honey or Dijon Mustard printable
$0.50/1 French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, exp. 8/31/15 (SS 05/10/15)
$0.75/1 French’s Sweet, Spicy or BBQ Mustard, exp. 8/31/15 (SS 05/10/15)
As low as $1.23 each after coupon

Meijer Canned Fruit, 5/$5

Nutella Hazelnut Spread, $2.99
$1/1 Nutella Hazelnut Spread, exp. 7/19/15 (SS 05/17/15)
$1.99 each after coupon

Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent or Power Paks Plus, $2.99
$0.50/1 Arm & Hammer Liquid, Powder or Single Use Detergent, exp. 7/21/15 (SS 06/21/15)
$2.49 each after coupon

Backpacks, 25% Off

Licensed Character Backpacks, $5 Off

Meijer Composition Books, $0.50

Meijer Reinforced Filler Paper, $1.49

Texas Instruments TI-84 Calculator, $99.99

Meijer 1-Subject Notebooks, $0.17

Meijer Paper Folders, $0.17

Crayola 10-Ct. Markers, $1

Mix & Match Sale
Meijer is featuring a Mix & Match Sale this week.  Purchase 5 participating items, and receive $5 off your order instantly. The items can be mixed and matched. The final prices assume you’ve purchased 5 participating items, thereby deducting $5 off your total order, or $1 off per item.

Oscar Mayer Bacon, $4.39
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$3.39 each after instant savings

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunchmeat, $2.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Selects Natural or Deli Fresh Lunch Meat, exp. 8/2/15 (SS 06/07/15)
$1.49 each after coupon and instant savings

Oscar Mayer Chicken Strips, $2.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$1.99 each after instant savings

Claussen Pickles, $2.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$1.99 each after instant savings

Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna, $1.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.99 each after instant savings

Oscar Mayer Cotto Salami, $1.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.99 each after instant savings

Oscar Mayer Franks, $1.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.99 each after instant savings

Kraft Salad Dressing, $1.89
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.75/2 Kraft Salad Dressings, exp. 8/9/15 (SS 06/14/15)
$0.52 each after coupon and instant savings

Kool-Aid or Country Time Liquid Concentrate, $2.79
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$1.79 each after instant savings

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip, $2.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.50/1 Kraft Miracle Whip, exp. 7/19/15 (SS 06/21/15 R)
$0.50/1 Kraft Mayo, exp. 7/18/15 (SS 06/21/15 R)
$1.49 each after coupon and instant savings

A.1. Steak Sauce, $2.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$1.99 each after instant savings

Crystal Light Drink Mix or On the Go, $1.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.99 each after instant savings

Jell-O Pudding, Gelatin, Mousse, or Temptations, $1.89
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.89 each after instant savings

Kraft Family Size Macaroni & Cheese, $1.89
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.89 each after instant savings

Country Time Drink Mix, $1.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.99 each after instant savings

Kool-Aid Drink Mix, $1.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.99 each after instant savings

Taco Bell Dinner Kit, Salsa, or Queso Dip, $1.99
Receive $1 off for the Mix & Match Sale
$0.99 each after instant savings

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Recipe: Sriracha Hummus with Pepitas

 

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Fun DIY: Make Your Very Own JollyPops

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I love finding new ways to use items we have around the house! Even when it comes to food you can use them in different ways! Check out how to make your very own JollyPops with Jolly Ranchers from Java John Z’s!

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Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

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One of my favorite deserts is Cheesecake! Then to add strawberries to it, it is my must have! Find the full recipe here at Solomon Takes Flight!

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Recipe: Strawberry Oatmeal PeanutButter Smoothie

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With our summer eating healthy plan, smoothies have become my favorite new snack! Here is a Strawberry Oatmeal Peanut Butter Smoothie from Project Domestication! Try saying that 5 times fast! Have something you want to share with our readers? Check here to see how you can share!

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos

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This summer has been the busiest I’ve been all year! Softball, camps, shopping for vacation, vacation, and so on are just a few things keeping me on my toes! So having new slow cooker recipes will help me from stressing for that dreaded question, “What’s for Dinner? Check out the full recipe here at Project [...]

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Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie Your Kiddos with Love!

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If my kiddos won’t wait it, then there is no reason for me to try new recipes! They are the reason I cook, so finding recipes that my kiddos will love, makes me super excited to try! Here is a recipe for Easy Chicken Pot Pie your kiddos are sure to enjoy from Coupondipity! Have [...]

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Recipe: Easy Lemon Squares

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  I have never had Lemons Squares before but these looking amazing! Light and fluffy and yummy! I will be trying these this summer! Find the full recipe here at Solomon Takes Flight! Have something you want to share with our readers? Check here to see how you can share!

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Florida: Ripley’s Believe it or Not Orlando Odditorium

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Back to School Splash at Matthew 25 August 9, 2015

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Back to School Splash Sun. August 9, 2015 • 12 PM – 4 PM Join Matthew 25 August 9 for the ride of your life on a giant slip and slide in the Matthew 25: Ministries parking lot. The Back to School Splash is a great way to cool off from the summer heat, warm [...]

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Recipe: Easy Shrimp Scampi

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I love Coconut Shrimp so I’m pretty sure I will love this! Can’t wait to test this out this summer, my oldest daughter’s mouth is already watering! Get the full recipe here at Tricia’s List Have something you want to share with our readers? Check here to see how you can share!

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CVS Ad Match-up 7/5-7/11

Here are a few highlights for this weeks CVS ad. Check out Cincinnati Cents to get the full list of match-ups. ***Special Note for CVS*** CVS accepts manufacturer coupons and Internet printable coupons. At this time they do not double and there is no limit on how many you use of like coupons. You can [...]

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Walgreens Ad Match-up 7/5-7/11

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