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Whew! The holidays are over. There is something about having a fresh start in January that really makes things feel fresh. We have created this meal plan for the month based around simplicity and resetting after the holidays.
This Thanksgiving Meal Plan post is sponsored by Fetch Rewards. Thank you for using my links to support Pennies Into Pearls at no additional cost to you.
Thanksgiving is next week! Or depending on when you read this I guess that could be different. But for us here in this moment, it’s next week! How would it feel to know that someone already has the most mouth-watering Thanksgiving meal plan all ready for you?
What if someone not only had the meal plan ready for you, but also had a grocery list that will keep your grocery grand total UNDER $50 for the entire Thanksgiving dinner!?!
Yeah that would be nice! Let me know if you find someone doing that please!
You came to the right place! In this post I am going to show you how to plan, shop, and host an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for under $50!
Does the thought of feeding your family seem like an endless task. Well… you’re right. As long as you are alive, this will most likely be your responsibility for anyone under your roof. The good news is that I have a monthly meal plan that will help lower your stress!
Not only do I have my monthly meal plan for November to share with you, but I am also showing you what it looks like to shop all of the month’s groceries in one morning!
You’re motivated! You have your entire month’s worth of whole 30 meal plan ready for your family. This is going to be awesome! You’re family is going to be SO HEALTHY!
And then you sit down for the first meal and reality sets in. None of your kids will even try dinner…
Holy frustrating! Right?
In this month’s whole 30 meal plan I made sure to choose not only budget friendly meals, but are recipes that either your family will love as is or are easily adaptable to accommodate any picky eaters.
This grocery shopping on a budget post is sponsored by Fetch Rewards. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls!
I kinda consider myself a master mom ninja when it comes to grocery shopping on a budget. I’m not telling you this to boost my ego.
I’m telling you this to give you comfort in knowing you have come to the right place if you are looking for real life tactical tips to help lower your grocery budget.
Did you know that I buy an entire month’s worth of groceries IN ONE DAY? It’s true! Anything that can stay in the fridge, freezer, or pantry for at least 30 days.
This technique will save your family hundreds of dollars a month!
When you watch the video down below, you will see what it actually looks like to to do my grocery shopping on a budget. You will see every single item we buy and what exactly it costs.
I’m sure you have a bunch of questions. What about fresh produce and meat? How do you have enough cash to cover it all? I put together another post that answers all those questions and you can get the details right here.
Grocery Shopping on a Budget Secret Weapon
The secret weapon that every grocery shopping mama needs has to be something easy! It has to be something quick! It has to be worth your precious time!
Want to know what my secret weapon is?
The secret weapon you have been missing is a FREE app for your smartphone that will help you earn cashback on your grocery shopping!
Fetch Rewards is that app! It’s a FREE app that allows you to easily earn rewards for doing the grocery shopping that you are already planning on doing. So why not get rewarded? Right?
There is zero prep work you have to do inorder to earn cashback! See how this could be your secret weapon?
Ready to see how easy this is?
It’s only three steps! Once you have downloaded the app and created an account, this is all you have to do after you go shopping:
Scan your receipt.
Who Doesn’t LOVE Grocery Pickup?
Can I get a big AMEN? Grocery pickup will save you crazy amounts of time going back and forth between isles as your kids are endlessly begging for everything on the shelf.
Yeah… I can feel the stressing just talking about it!
Fetch is the only app on my phone currently that offers cashback on online orders! Okay, I don’t know if it can get any easier than this to do your grocery shopping on a budget. What do you think?
Treat Yo Self!
Cash in your rewards points for something fun! Fetch has a huge selection of different stores, restaurants, and entertainment to choose from for their rewards!
Just a couple weeks ago hubby and I went on a lunch date to Red Robbin where we used a gift card I earned with my Fetch points!
I don’t know about you, but eating food that I got for free makes me enjoy it 100 times more than normal!
This grocery shopping on a budget post is sponsored by Fetch Rewards. Thank you for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links at no additional cost to you.
It’s always a bit of a time commitment to do a whole month of grocery shopping on at budget at once, but I am SO glad I do it. This month was actually a little bit easier now that my two older kids are back in school.
It’s still a little tiring however.
So if it is so exhausting you might be wondering to yourself, “Then why do it?”
I can’t believe the Summer is almost over! We’ve been having such a blast this year enjoying the weather, getting outside and spending quality time together! I am also happy to be sharing what we eat in a day over the Summer months with you.
With the kids being home everyday right now, you would think we would be blowing our grocery budget like crazy! But, we aren’t! We’ve been able to stay within our $500 a month budget for our family of 5!
Today, I want to take you along as I share what we eat throughout the whole day! You’ll be surprised at how simple and budget friendly our meals are! This allows us to spend our money more intentionally on things we value more (than the drive thru)!