Target is one of my absolute favorite stores! Those bullseye red circles send me into a shopping trans every time! Target not only has great products but the prices are great too!!
I actually do most of my grocery shopping at Super Target! You can’t beat the prices and quality….and with coupon stacking and gift card deals, savings are a cinch! Let’s not forget about my favorite app, Target Cartwheel!
The Cartwheel app. can save you tons of money! Most Target brands are always included in the app. If you check before you shop, you can score awesome deals on many other name brands products as well! Pair this with manufacturer’s coupons and Target’s coupons and you just got three discounts on one item! Yes, you read that correctly, three discounts!! (Four if you use Ibotta)
The best news is you can scan your own phone Cartwheel app at the self checkout! Just use the hand-held scanner! I love that!!
What is a split meal? Do you often cook dinners on a budget? If so, my split-meat meal idea is perfect for you! Make your spaghetti and tacos this week, using only one package of meat!
I started my split meals when my husband was buying our ground turkey from Costco. The packages of meat were bigger, so I would make two meals out of one meat pack! My two go-to meals for splitting are spaghetti and tacos! (Although you could do Chili and add extra veggies)
So my split meal is just that! I split the meat and drum up two meals with one meat package!
After a while I started doing this with the regular sized packs of meat, be it ground turkey or ground beef. I then realized I didn’t mind less meat in my spaghetti sauce and no one else in my family seemed to mind either.(Note: I’m feeding two adults and two children, ages four and two. If you have teenagers you may need the Costco size meat packs.)
So brown up the meat, split it into two pans and make your spaghetti sauce (I like to use Garden Combo Market Pantry Sauce) with half and taco meat with the other half. Serve up the spaghetti that evening and the next night, devour your delectable tacos!!
We love deals at iheartfrugal and Black Friday means you can score many, many great deals; however, many people do not realize, most of these deals, with the exception of door busters, can be purchased online.
One of my favorite sites for this is Target.com! Why? Because I have a REDcard and I get 5% off all of my purchases, even sales! I also get free shipping on everything on the site, although, Target has free standard shipping and free returns until December 21st (some exclusions) right now as one of its promotions!
My Black Friday Scores!
I got a Graco booster seat for $29.20 and a nice pair of Boy’s Cat & Jack boots for $18!! I also scored two cute flannel shirts to use for our Christmas cards for $6.99 each! I’m hoping you find many great deals on Black Friday and all weekend long!!
Here are some other great Target Promotions: ( sale running 11/27-12/3)
Cooking a turkey this year? Hosting your first Turkey Day dinner? You are bound to wind up with leftovers.
I am a turkey lover! Some are not! However, we are about to convert you with some of our leftover ideas here at iheartfrugal!
Need a few ideas so that yummy, juicy bird does not go to waste? Here at iheartfrugal we believe in using as much of the food as possible, in order to continue with our frugal living habits, which saves you money!!!
Meals for days. Read on….
Of course, no one can discount a yummy turkey sandwich. Load up your favorite bread (I love multi-grain), add a little mayo, tomato, lettuce and cheese (provolone? Yes, please!) and you’ve got lunch or dinner that is bound to be a winner!
Soup! Now that the weather is getting colder, everyone loves to warm up with a yummy bowl of soup. Use your bird to replace the meat in any chicken soup recipe or use the turkey bone to make your own broth and enjoy in any recipe that calls for broth!
Turkey pot pie! Sick of the regular old chicken pot pie? Why not use turkey? Make a basic dough or Pillsbury biscuits, add some veggies and cream of chicken soup and bake them up! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
Cold turkey salad – Add your turkey to lettuce, dried cranberries, walnuts, blue or feta cheese! Top with a little raspberry vinaigrette dressing and you will have a dish even the kids will love! (Well, my oldest son doesn’t like dressing on anything!lol)
Hot Turkey salad – Yum! This is a recipe from Great-Grandma! Thanks for sharing, Mom! Recipe: Add 3 Cups diced turkey, 1 cup thinly slice celery, 1 cup shredded cheese, 1/4 cup chopped black olives, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, 1 teaspoon salt, 2/3 cup Miracle Whip and stir! Sprinkle with shredded cheese and top with crushed potato chips.
Give some leftovers to your guests – What is better than the gift of giving during the holiday season. Buy some freezer bags and send your guests home with a little leftovers of their own! They will leave happy and you will cut down on wasted food! A win, win!
Whatever it is you do with your Turkey, this year, I’m wishing you a joyful, peaceful Holiday Season with good food, good family and good friends and love in your hearts! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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Are you on a budget this Thanksgiving? Are you stressed out about the strains of hosting? There is so much thought and effort that goes into hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house. The menu, the cleaning, and lets not forget the food budget! This is enough to give a busy mom and head ache! Ouch!
One way to save money (think less stress) this Thanksgiving is to use Stove Top Stuffing as your main side dish! I have used this recipe for a few years and my guests raved about it!
This recipe is a quick, easy way to spruce up that Stove Top and save money because you are using Stove Top! Yet, you will still have a dish that guest will love!
I’m wishing all of you the best this Holiday Season and I’m hoping my recipe will help lighten the cooking burden and financial burden hosting Thanksgiving can bring! Let’s try this and see how many compliments you get this year!!
Poshmark is my new favorite way to make extra money. In this review I will give you the ins and outs of Poshmark and let you know why I have grown to love using this app for buying and selling! (Post updated Jan. 4, 2017)
If you feel this app if for you, use my code NXUIA when signing up and you will receive a $5 credit. (If you use this link I will be awarded a $5 credit as well, so thank you!)
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Need a little extra cash? Need to clean out your closet? Then this is the website for you.
I was in a dilemma after having my two boys. Moreover, I had many items in my closet that I stilled loved but unfortunately they did not fit me. Yet, I continued to hope I would go back to my pre-pregnancy body and held on to my beloved clothes! After all, I used to be a teacher and enjoyed my dressy work clothes, planning my outfits each week and feeling great when I stepped out the door. These clothes were part of me! I wanted to keep them!
However, after a few years of holding on to these, some almost new items, I read about an app called Poshmark in a magazine. I decided to clean out my cluttered closet and give it a try.
After being on the website for about six months, I have already made around $400. All you need is a good picture of your item. Next upload it with the information (size, condition, description, price) and you are good to go. It helps to style your item or give your buyers and idea of how to style the item in the description. You are selling a lifestyle!!
Follow as many people as you can and most will return the favor and follow you. The more followers you have, the more people will see your items.
Also, share your items often. They will then come up on your followers news feeds and other people (hopefully with more followers) will share your items. All of this is really easy within the website. (more…)
Pulled pork is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. The way I make it is easy and yummy. There are many other recipes out there with more thought and effort, but I am a mother of two small kids and just don’t have the time to wear the “gourmet chef” hat right now.
I like to cook dinners that are fast, easy and frugal! This one is a little higher priced than some of my other recipes in my two-week meal planning post, but when you are making tuna noodle for under $3 and Chili for under $4, you can afford to spend a tad more on pork and sweet barbecue sauce!
So lets begin the slow cooker dump, sit back and watch our latest Gray’s Anatomy episode (yes, I still love that show!) and let our slow cooker do all the work! In the end, you will have a great meal the family will love and the cooking will happen while you take a load off! Slow Cooker plugged in? Here we go!
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What you will need
1 package of pork – I buy Market Pantry center cut pork; however, some people use pork shoulder(cheaper). It is up to you but the center cut is already cut and is less fatty, which is healthier for the fam!
1/2 an onion – *** Tip** cut up when you get home from the store
3/4 cup Chicken broth – I use low sodium
1/2 bottle of Sweet BBQ sauce-(Save the other 1/2 for next time)
Around a tablespoon – Salt, pepper and paprika for seasoning
Turn on your crock pot and pour in the chicken broth
2. Add onions to slow cooker
3. Season each side of pork with salt, pepper and paprika ( I do a light coating of each)
4. Put the pork on top of your onions and broth
5. Let it all cook on high for four hours – Sit back, Relax!!
6. Check and Shred. Your pork will turn a lighter color as shown in the picture below, and shred very easily with a fork.
7. Drain with a regular kitchen colander. – There is nothing worse than soggy buns! Place back in your slow cooker.
8. Add the BBQ Sauce and stir. ( I like Market Pantry Sweet BBQ Sauce)
Serve this yummy pork on a bun or open face on a piece of bread. I like to serve with corn as a side dish! Enjoy and watch the faces of your family as you serve! You are bound to get a smile.
What is your favorite slow cooker recipe? Please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you!
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Christmas time can be such a fun time of the year…Greeting family, delectable food, and let’s not forget the yearly gift exchange. However, not everyone can enjoy this splendid season because of financial woes and worries.
So many of us feel the financial strains and stresses this (suppose to be beautiful) season brings!! We want to shower our loved ones with nice gifts but do not always have the financial mean to do so! If you are in this boat, I’m here to help!
I’ve compiled a list to help save an upwards of $250 in the next month to help out with Christmas shopping (or anything else you need)! I’m using many of these myself and am proud of the fact my husband won’t have to buy his own gift this year. Furthermore, I’m wishing everyone the best now and for years to come! Let’s go out there and make this Christmas shopping “thing” happen! Read on…
Money Making Ideas
1. Poshmark App (clean out your closet)-This is the main way I have personally earned extra money for Christmas shopping! All you need is a good picture of your item. You can sell woman’s, men’s and children’s clothing on this site. Print off your pre-paid shipping label and send it on its way. If you don’t like selling and shipping, you can send your stuff to Poshmark concierge and they will do the work for you. Sign up now using my code NXUIA and you will get a $5 credit to spend on your first purchase. (keep your eye open for a related post-what sells on posh) – I made $170 selling my old clothing and shoes.
2. Mercari-This site is not just for clothing. You can sell anything and ship it to the buyer (kind of like an online garage sale). You can use Mercari’s prepaid shipping or use your own. Use my code UYYBUS to sign up and get a $2 credit on your first purchase.
Tuna Noodle is one of my go to meals! My kids love it and it is easy to make. What a tasty warm meal on a fall or winter evening! Also, this meal is super budget friendly and we can get your cost to under $3. That’s an awesome deal for a family of four.
Incorporate this into my meal planning sample and you will have another fall meal under your belt.
As I go along with this yummy recipe, I will give you prices and information on where to shop (Target, hint, hint) to get the best deals on your ingredients.
Not a gourmet chef? Well, this recipe is so simple, if can open a can, you can make it! Turn on your stove and start boiling that water because here we go:
What you will need:
1 can tuna (.79)
1 can mushroom soup (.89 – stock up when on-sale)
1/2 can peas (.99 save the other half & make again – so .50 for this meal total)
1/2 box of rotini or use what pasta you have on hand ( 1.00/ box -so .50 for this meal total)
Optional: Cheese for topping
Boil water (season with a dash of salt) and add rotini
Cook rotini for about nine minutes and drain
Place rotini back in the pot
Literally dump the rest of the ingredients in the pot and stir (add a little salt and pepper)
Bam! You are ready to plate and serve
Optional: If you have shredded cheese on hand, sprinkle on top and/or melt in the microwave. You can also top with crunched up chips or crackers. Yummy, Tummy!!
**TIP – Let your kids crunch up theirs owngoldfish crackers on top! Fish on top of fish!!
All of my ingredients were Market Pantry brand purchased at Target using my Target Redcard to score and extra 5% off my entire order, which brings my meal cost to $2.55!! Yummy and cheap!