Using iBotta Saves Our Family $30+ a Week on Our Kroger Grocery Bill




We hope you are having a great week!

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This week, we wanted to highlight our weekend shopping list for our local Texas Kroger Store! (planned by iBotta deals)!

If you are a new iBotta user, click here: https://ibotta.com/r/porsgqs
You will receive $10.00 through our referral link.


Many of these deals will be used for our summer travel as well. Our family has a wealth of food allergies and we have a special basket in our home dedicated to healthy eating while traveling!

We have our grocery shopping list divided into several large categories and I print the sheet before leaving home for our shopping adventure. I love these days because they enable our family to WALK and gain valuable steps on our fitness apps. :) Also, these grocery shopping adventures at Kroger serve as grocery scavenger hunts for our family to help us discover new products and their locations in our local Kroger store!

Here's our family disclaimer for the lists below - Our family consumes a wealth of fish and vegetables. Most of the items listed below serve as supplements to our existing groceries in our freezer and pantry.

ProduceQuantityCoupon/iBotta?
Grapes1
Bananas1
Apples1
Marzetti Simply Dressed1I
Blackberries1
Suja Juice1C/I
Raw and Organic LIVE Kombucha1I
Sparkling Ice Tea 1
Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dressing1I
Kale1I
Brussel Sprouts1I
Sabra Hummus, 10 oz $2.491I



Healthy
Luvo1I
Quorn Meatless Entree (5.35-12 oz)1I
Ians1
Kashi Bars1I
Skinny Pop 4.42
Met RX Protein Plus Bars2I

Meats
Trans Ocean Crab Classic1C
Perfect Fit Meals1I



Cereal
Pepperidge Farm Italian Bread2
Sunsweet Mango1

Add Ons
Nature Nate's Natural Honey (16 oz)1I
Splenda1
Popcorn1
Old El Paso Products3I
KC Masterpiece Sauces2I
Stubbs BBQ SauceI
The Good Table1I
McCormick's Grill Mates - Bottle Blends1I
McCormick's Grill Mates - Marinades2I



Frozen
Pagoda Frozen Appetizers3Kroger App
Bird's Eye Frozen5I

Cleaning Stuff
Glad Press and Seal1I
Zout Stain Remover1I
Seventh's Generation1
Glad ClingWrap1I


These are the blogs our family utilizes to find special coupons and in-store deals:

Kroger Krazy
http://www.krogerkrazy.com/page/2/

The Thrifty Texan
http://thriftytexan.com/category/local-grocery-stores/kroger/

The Krazy Coupon Lady
http://thekrazycouponlady.com/coupons-for/kroger/

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

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Enhance Your Summer Travel First Aid Kit with Calendula Cream - A $2.49 Overage Deal!

If you are traveling this summer, a first aid kit is essential for your family! You can purchase a full kit from a retail store like CVS or Walgreens or you can make your own!

We are making our our kits this summer and we selected a natural health theme! We love Boiron products and the Calendula creme is one of our favorite products for first aid needs!

CVS Pharmacy has a great deal on this creme (especially if you use iBotta)!

If you are a new iBotta user, click here: https://ibotta.com/r/porsgqs
You will receive $10.00 through our referral link.

$2.49 Overage Deal at CVS!

$8.49 Purchase Price
- $2.00 Coupon Print it here -http://www.boironcalendula.com/google/coupon/
- $6.00 CVS Extra Care Bucks!
- $3.00 iBotta Rebate!
= $2.49 in Overage!


This is a great way to begin the summer prepared for any bumps or bruises along the way! 

Sincerely,

@weekendscount
A Family Travel and Activity Blog

Easy Ways to Incorporate Learning at the Children's Museum in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History


Anytime you are in or near Fort Worth, take your family to visit the Children's Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History! It a great place for kids to explore and learn while having fun!

Air Pressure and Gravity  at the Children's Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Our little one loves to turn on the air vent and make this beach ball float in the air.  Even though she's a toddler, she knows that when you turn air off, the beach ball falls down, but when you turn the air on, the air makes the beach ball rise.

Light and Color at the Children's Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Kids can also learn about light and color at the Children's Museum!

Air bubbles at the Children's Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and HIstory

Kids can push buttons to put more and more air bubbles in these water tanks.

Grocery Store -1- at the Children's Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and HIstory

Kids can also shop in the grocery store in the Children's Museum!

Grocery Store -2-  at the Children's Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and HIstory

The Children's Museum also features a medical area with an x-ray station and an ambulance.  Kids can even wear white coats and imagine they are physicians.

X-ray station at the Children's Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and HIstory

What are your favorite children's museums? Let us know in the comments.

Arts and Crafts with Michael's Kids Club!

Looking for fun activities for your kids during the weekend?

Then take the kids to Michael's for kids club for arts and crafts activities!


This Saturday we learned how to make snowmen!


First, my daughter painted the popsicle stick white on both sides.



Next, she painted the snowman's arms.


Afterward, she painted the snowman's eyes.


A piece of cloth was used to make the snowman's hat and scarf.


Our snowman's buttons weren't straight, but my daughter had fun putting them on the snowman.


The snowman also needed a nose.


She added glue to the back of the snowman so that she could apply the arms to the snowman's arms.




Do you have any ideas for arts and craft activities for kids?

Let us know in the comments.




Hot Pot Cooking Soup with RawSpiceBar: Chicken Soup with Winter Herbs

Looking for a healthy dinner recipes that are quick and tasty?  Then check out this chicken soup recipe featuring our partner, RawSpiceBar!  This recipe is great at home or when traveling.

Cooking Ingredients:

  • Frozen spinach 
  • Chicken broth 
  • Frozen vegetable mix
  • Pieces of baked chicken 
  • RawSpiceBar seasoning 

Cooking Directions:

  • Add broth, frozen spinach, and frozen vegetables to Hot Pot.
  • Cut up chicken pieces and add to Hot Pot.
  • Add seasoning to Hot Pot.
  • Serve when hot.






What recipes do you recommend?

Let us know in the comments.

We hope you are having a great week!

This post contains affiliate links to help you build your shopping list and travel list for your family. We are passionate about the product and the experiences listed in this post, but we also wanted to provide easy links you can click to purchase products for your busy lifestyle.

This week,

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10 Ways to Clean Your Home and Save for a Family Vacation with Varage Sale


We hope you are having a great week!

This post contains affiliate links to help you build your shopping list and travel list for your family. We are passionate about the product and the experiences listed in this post, but we also wanted to provide easy links you can click to purchase products for your busy lifestyle.

This week, we are focused on VARAGE SALE! We love the company and this spring is all about selling existing baby and household materials for our savings accounts. Therefore, if we want to take an impromptu family trip to Disney World, we can! If we want to save money to make extra payments towards an existing payment, we can!

Here are 10 Ways to Clean Your Home and Save for a Family Vacation with Varage Sale!

1 - Look around your home to discover items you have not used (or seen) in awhile.
*This can include books, clothes, dishes, etc.

2 - Take pictures of these items with a telephone camera or our favorite (a digital SLR).

3 - Write an snazzy description. The description for your item(s) can make (or break) your listing.

4 - Look for similar items on eBay and other websites to help you properly price your item.

5 - Join a local community on VarageSale.
*VarageSale is all about connecting local communities and local goods.

6 - List, List, List

7 - Keep your VarageSale app notifications ON! :) You do not want to miss out on a potential deal!

8 - Make the sale!

9 - Meet the buyer in a safe place. We always meet buyers in grocery store parking lots, but I discovered that many local police stations have exchange zones as well.

10 - Place your money in a savings account.

So, we will utilize Varage Sale as our savings plan for the spring and we will keep all of you updated with the amount we've sold so far (and saved so far).

Here's a video from the Weekends Count Dad focused on his experience reviewing the Varage Sale App.



Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

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Cooking Healthy Dinner Recipes with RawSpiceBar: Turkey and Stir-Fry Vegetables

Looking for a healthy dinner recipes that are quick and tasty?  Then check out this turkey recipe featuring our partner, RawSpiceBar!

Cooking Ingredients:

  • Turkey Breast Tenderloins
  • Frozen Vegetable Mix
  • Olive Oil
  • RawSpiceBar Seasoning: Gravlax Spices