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School Lunch Ideas and Menu Planning

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on July 28, 2014

Momables School Lunch Ideas

We have been sharing several school lunchbox ideas of our own but I wanted to introduce you to a menu planning service!

MOMables is a school lunch menu planning service geared just towards packing school lunches. I am SO over the standard ham and cheese with chips and *maybe* a slice of fruit. I want to mix it up so the kids aren’t bored. Heck, I want to mix it up so *I’m* not bored!

After signing up for the free trial, I saw the awesome lunchbox ideas that I know my picky eater kids will like. There is even one to recreate a pizza lunchable. They aren’t really crazy or “pinterest” ridiculous either. These are practical recipes with ingredients you can purchase by shopping on sale, that are also healthy (which is important).

Sample menu of healthy lunch ideas for kids

Want to see what a typical menu looks like? Download a free sample menu here.

Want to hire MOMables to give you school lunchbox ideas with a menu plan that your child will enjoy? Sign up for the meal planning assistant program HERE. Pay just $6 a month for a 3-month plan. Or, you can select the annual plan and pay LESS on planning for your entire year than what you’d pay for 2 weeks of purchasing school lunches.

Whatever plan you choose, your weekly menu wll come with recipes, a shopping list and prep-ahead suggestions. So, there are things that will help the busy mom ensure their kids have a healthy lunch ready to go without spending a fortune = WIN!

Let me know how you like the service when you join. I’m going to sit down with our boys next week and start planning out their lunches for the first month of school!

See MOMables School Lunch Ideas and
Menu Planning Services HERE

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Save Money for School Supplies with a Summer Yard Sale

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on July 08, 2014

Save on Back to School Supplies Sale

Back to school time is one of the most expensive times of the year. With the supplies, school fees and wardrobe, the expenses can add up. Multiply that by the number of kids you are sending to school, and it can be a LOT of money!

If you’re going to be a little short on cash when it comes times to get your kids ready to return to school, have you thought about having a summer yard sale to make extra money?  A yard sale has almost no cost to it, just a little bit of labor.

Preparing for a Yard Sale

{1} Go from room to room in your house listing all of the items you don’t need anymore. Get rid of those clothes that don’t fit or cannot be passed down. Look for household goods too. If you haven’t used it in a year, it may be beneficial to sell.

{2} Next, visit your kids’ rooms. Do they have clothes they’ve outgrown that are still in decent shape? Maybe they’ve got toys they don’t play with anymore.

{3} Children’s clothing and toys tend to sell really well, so you’ll definitely make a few bucks for school shopping on those items.

{4} Now let’s hit the garage. Have you been placing boxes of stuff out there that you don’t know what to do with? Perhaps you ought to go through the boxes and do a quick sort to get rid of the items you can live without. You might have a potential gold mine out there!

Yard Sale Advertising

{1} Pay a few dollars for stick-on pricing tags. You can get these at the dollar stores so they aren’t that expensive. If not, use a roll of masking tape to write down your prices and place on the objects to be sold.

{2} If you advertise your yard sale in the local newspaper, you’ll most likely pay a small fee. Advertising can pay off, though, as avid “yard-sale shoppers” devote their weekends to driving from yard sale to yard sale advertised in the newspaper. Put it on Craigslist, too.

{3} In a well-trafficked area, you only need to put out a couple of signs directing people to your residence. Plan on having your yard sale over two days – Friday and Saturday are most recommended.

Having a summer yard sale will not only clean out your rooms and garage, you will earn money to pay for those back to school supplies and necessities your kids need.  Who knows, your yard sale profits may be all the money you need to prepare your kids to return to school!

Have any other yard sale tips to share?
Leave a comment and let us know!

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OfficeMax Sales: Week of September 1

by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on September 01, 2013

office max back to school sales

The Back to School sales for OfficeMax are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

Binders

[IN] Place Binders - B1G1 50% OFF

    Pens and Pencils

    Bic Writing Instruments, Select - B1G1 50% OFF

    Paper Mate Pens and Correction Supplies - B1G1 50% OFF

      Self-Stick Products

      Post-It Full Adhesive Notes Multpacks - 2/$6 (or $4.29 - $5.29 each)

      Net Price $2.50 each

      Technology

      Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus C SE Graphing Calculator with Color Display - $119.99
      $0.01 Case with Purchase of Any TI Graphing Calculator

        Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CS Color Display Graphing Calculator - $129.99

          Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator - $12.99

            Penny Deals

            Schoolio Crayons, 24 ct - $0.01
            After $5 Minimum Purchase ~ Limit 2

              Pencil Sharpener - $0.01
              After $5 Minimum Purchase ~ Limit 2

                Wood Ruler with Metal Edge, 12" - $0.01
                After $5 Minimum Purchase ~ Limit 2

                  $0.50 Deals

                  Westcott Pointed or Blunt Scissors, 5" 2 pk - $0.50
                  Limit 2

                    Avery Permanent Glue Stic or Disappearing Color Glue Stic 3 pk with Bonus Stic - $0.50
                    Limit 2

                      $0.75 Deals

                      Schoolio Composition Books, Select - $0.75
                      Limit 5

                        OfficeMax Filler Paper, 100 Sheets - $0.75
                        Limit 5

                          $1 Deals

                          Bic Velocity Gel Pen, 4 pk - $1
                          Limit 5

                          Net Price FREE - $0.25 each

                          B2G1 Deals

                          Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Deals

                          Post It Notes and Flags - B2G1

                          Scotch Tape - B2G1

                          Crayola Crayons, Colored Pencils, Paints, Markers, Dry Erase Supplies, or Construction Paper - B2G1

                          Sharpie Marker and Highlight Multipacks - B2G1

                            OfficeMax Plastic Storage - B2G1

                              [IN] Place Filing - B2G1

                                OfficeMax 8.5x11 Inkjet and Laser Paper, 500 Sheet Ream - B2G1

                                  Avery 1x2-5/8 Mailing Labels - B2G1

                                    Other Weekly Deals

                                    Boise X-9 8.5x11 Multiuse Paper, 10 Ream - 2/$55.98 (or $43.99 each)
                                    Limit 1 Offer

                                      OfficeMax 17x22 2014 Monthly Desk Pad - $5.99

                                        Kleenex Facial Tissue, 3 pk - $5.99

                                        Net Price $5.49 each

                                        Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, 3 ct - $6

                                        Net Price $5.25 each

                                        Organize It All Cube Set - $19.99

                                          OfficeMax Magnetic Paper Clip Dispenser - $1

                                            Pentel Pens, Mechanical Pencils, and Erasers - B1G1 50% OFF

                                              Clorox Fresh Scent Disinfecting Wipes, 35 ct - $2.49

                                              Net Price $1.99 each

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                                              Meijer Sales: Week of September 1

                                              by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on September 01, 2013

                                              meijer back to school deals

                                              The Back to School sales for Meijer are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

                                              Binders

                                              Avery Durable View Binder, 1" - $2.49

                                                Filing Organization

                                                Avery Big Tabs Insertable or Write on Dividers - $0.75

                                                  Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers and Boards

                                                  Quartet Metal Dry Erase Board with Pattern - $10

                                                    Pens and Pencils

                                                    InkJoy 100 Stick Pens, 8 ct - $1.50
                                                    Blue, Black, or Fashion Colors

                                                      Self-Stick Products

                                                      Post It 3x3 Super Sticky Notes, 90 ct - $1

                                                      Net Price $0.80 each wyb (5)

                                                      Technology

                                                      Sony Digital Voice Recorder - $29.99

                                                        Texas Instruments TI30XIIS Solar Scientific Calculator - $10.99

                                                          Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Calculator - $97

                                                            Other Weekly Deals

                                                            Backpacks - 40% OFF
                                                            Excludes: Team Sports and Sporting Goods Department

                                                              Packit Personal Cooler Lunch Bag - $19.99

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                                                                Target Sales: Week of September 1

                                                                by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on September 01, 2013

                                                                target back to school deals

                                                                The Back to School sales for Target are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

                                                                Glue, Paste and Tape

                                                                up & up Glue Sticks, 6 ct - $1.50

                                                                Notebooks and Writing Pads

                                                                up & up Filler Paper, 100 ct - $1.75

                                                                up & up 3 Subject Notebook - $3

                                                                Pens and Pencils

                                                                up & up Colored Pencils, 24 ct - $1.75

                                                                Pentel EnerGel Deluxe Retractable Pens, 2 ct - $3

                                                                  Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils #2, 30 ct - $4

                                                                    Self-Stick Products

                                                                    Post-It 2 Note Flags, 5 pk - $3

                                                                    Net Price $2 each

                                                                    Technology

                                                                    Sentry Laptop Safe - $40

                                                                      Fellowes Shredder - $40

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                                                                        Kmart Sales: Week of September 1

                                                                        by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on September 01, 2013

                                                                        kmart back to school deals
                                                                        The Back to School sales for Kmart are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

                                                                        Binders

                                                                        Avery Binders - $1 OFF

                                                                          Colored Pencils, Crayons and Markers

                                                                          RoseArt Crayons, 24 ct - $0.40

                                                                            Erasers and Sharpeners

                                                                            Paper Mate Pearl Erasers, White or Pink - $1

                                                                              Filing Organization

                                                                              Fashion or Licensed Folders - $0.75

                                                                                Solid Poly Folders - $0.75

                                                                                  Paper Folders, 2 Pocket, 3 Prong - $0.20

                                                                                    Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers and Boards

                                                                                    Expo Markers, 4 ct - $3

                                                                                    Net Price $2.38 each

                                                                                    Sharpie Gel Highlighters, 2 pk - $3

                                                                                      Notebooks and Writing Pads

                                                                                      Economy Binders, 1" or Marble Composition Books - $0.50
                                                                                      Member Deal Of The Week - When you Spend $5 or More In Store ~ Limit 3; Exclusions Apply

                                                                                        Filler Paper, 150 ct - $0.75

                                                                                          Notebooks, 70 ct - $0.20

                                                                                            Five Star 1 Subject Notebook - $3

                                                                                            Net Price $2.50 each

                                                                                            Pens and Pencils

                                                                                            Bic Stick Pens, 10 ct - $1
                                                                                            Blue, Black, or Red

                                                                                            Net Price FREE - $0.25 each

                                                                                            Ticonderoga Pencils, 24 ct - $3

                                                                                            Rulers and Scissors

                                                                                            Westcott Microban Scissors - $3

                                                                                              Other Weekly Deals

                                                                                              Backpacks, Messengers, Slings, or Book Totes - 50% OFF
                                                                                              Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Only

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                                                                                                Kroger Sales: Week of September 3

                                                                                                by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on August 31, 2013

                                                                                                kroger back to school deals

                                                                                                The Back to School sales for Kroger are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

                                                                                                Binders

                                                                                                Avery Show-Off Binder, 1 in - $3.49

                                                                                                  Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers and Boards

                                                                                                  Pen Style Hi-Liter, 4 ct - $0.99

                                                                                                    Pens and Pencils

                                                                                                    Pentel RSVP Pens, 2 ct - $0.99

                                                                                                      Other Weekly Deals

                                                                                                      HP Multipurpose Paper, 500 ct - $4.29

                                                                                                        Backpacks - 50% OFF

                                                                                                          Rubbermaid Lunch Blox - $5.99

                                                                                                          Net Price $4.49 - $4.99 each

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                                                                                                          Rite Aid Sales: Week of September 1

                                                                                                          by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on August 30, 2013

                                                                                                          rite aid back to school deals

                                                                                                          The Back to School sales for Rite Aid are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

                                                                                                          Drawing and Painting Supplies

                                                                                                          Crayola or Playskool Arts and Craft Supplies - 50% OFF

                                                                                                          Glue, Paste and Tape

                                                                                                          Elmers or Krazy Glue Adhesives - 50% OFF

                                                                                                            Notebooks and Writing Pads

                                                                                                            Home or Fashion Notebooks - 50% OFF

                                                                                                              Mead Composition Book, 100 ct - 3/$1.98 (or $0.79 each)
                                                                                                              $1 +UPR WYB (3) ~ Limit 1

                                                                                                                Technology

                                                                                                                Tech Universe Computer Accessories - 25% OFF

                                                                                                                  Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator - 25% OFF

                                                                                                                    Battery Operated Pocket Calculator - 25% OFF

                                                                                                                      Copy Paper Reams - $3.99
                                                                                                                      $1 +UPR WYB (1) ~ Limit 4

                                                                                                                        HP Ink Cartridges, Assorted - PSA $12.99
                                                                                                                        $10 +UPR WYB $40 ~ Limit 1

                                                                                                                          Other Weekly Deals

                                                                                                                          Assorted Backpacks or Totes - 50% OFF

                                                                                                                            Assorted Lunch Kits, Totes, or Bags - 50% OFF

                                                                                                                              Mead Five Star - 50% OFF
                                                                                                                              Select varieties

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                                                                                                                              Staples Sales: Week of September 1

                                                                                                                              by Savings Lifestyle: Bridgett on August 30, 2013

                                                                                                                              staples back to school deals

                                                                                                                              The Back to School sales for Staples are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

                                                                                                                              Easy Rebate Deals

                                                                                                                              Toshiba® laptop with Intel® Core™ i3-3120M Processor - $549.99
                                                                                                                              Instant $170 Off, $50 Easy Rebate

                                                                                                                                Net Price $329.99

                                                                                                                                Staples® photo supreme 8.5" x 11" paper, double-sided matte, 50 pk - $14.99
                                                                                                                                $11.99 Easy Rebate. Limit 4 per customer.

                                                                                                                                  Hammermill® 8.5" x 11" Copy Plus® copy paper, 500 sheets - $6.99
                                                                                                                                  $3.99 Easy Rebate. Limit 4 per customer.

                                                                                                                                    $0.25 Deals

                                                                                                                                    Staples® #2 pencils, 12 pk - $0.25
                                                                                                                                    Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                      Staples® School Glue, 4 oz - $0.25
                                                                                                                                      Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                        Paper Mate® Sharpwriter® 0.7 mm mechanical pencils, 5 pk - $0.25
                                                                                                                                        Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                          Staples® pink cap erasers, 12 pk - $0.25
                                                                                                                                          Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                            Staples® tiger paper clips, 1", 100 pk - $0.25
                                                                                                                                            Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                              Slider pencil case, assorted colors - $0.25
                                                                                                                                              Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                                $1 Deals

                                                                                                                                                Staples® glue sticks, .26 oz, 4 pk - $1
                                                                                                                                                Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                                  RoseArt® colored pencils, 12 pk - $1
                                                                                                                                                  Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                                    Staples® graph-rule composition book, 100 sheets - $1
                                                                                                                                                    Limit 2 per customer.

                                                                                                                                                      Other Weekly Deals

                                                                                                                                                      High Sierra Backpacks - 50% OFF

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                                                                                                                                                        Walgreens Sales: Week of September 1

                                                                                                                                                        by Savings Lifestyle: Amber on August 30, 2013

                                                                                                                                                        walgreens back to school deals

                                                                                                                                                        The Back to School sales for Walgreens are now ready! Find the best deals listed below.

                                                                                                                                                        Binders

                                                                                                                                                        Wexford Binders, 0.5 - 3 in - B1G1

                                                                                                                                                          Colored Pencils, Crayons and Markers

                                                                                                                                                          Penway Colored Pencils, 12 or 24 pk or Classic Markers, 10 pk - B1G1 50% OFF

                                                                                                                                                            Filing Organization

                                                                                                                                                            Index Dividers with Pockets, 5 pk - $0.99

                                                                                                                                                              Sheet Protectors, 50 pk - $0.99

                                                                                                                                                                Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers and Boards

                                                                                                                                                                Expo Dry Erase Markers, 2 or 8 pk - B1G1 50% OFF

                                                                                                                                                                  Notebooks and Writing Pads

                                                                                                                                                                  Wexford Legal Pads, 2 or 3 pk - $0.99

                                                                                                                                                                    Wexford Composition Books, 80 or 100 Sheets - $0.99

                                                                                                                                                                      Pens and Pencils

                                                                                                                                                                      Pilot G2 Pens or B2P Pens, 2 pk - 2/$5 (or $2.99 each)

                                                                                                                                                                        In-Ad Coupon Deals

                                                                                                                                                                        Wexford Filler Paper, 130 Sheets - $0.79
                                                                                                                                                                        Limit 3

                                                                                                                                                                          Wexford Poly Portfolios or Index Cards 3x5 in, 70 or 100 pk - $0.49
                                                                                                                                                                          Limit 6

                                                                                                                                                                            Paper Mate Highlighters, 6 pk - $0.99
                                                                                                                                                                            Limit 3

                                                                                                                                                                              Posterboard, 22 x 28 in - $0.39
                                                                                                                                                                              Limit 3

                                                                                                                                                                                Other Weekly Deals

                                                                                                                                                                                Select Notebooks, Memo Books, Composition Books, Binders, or Folders - B1G1

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