Cheap Back to School Snacks

This is a sponsored post about back to school snacks written by me in partnership with Ibotta. All opinions are my own.

What does back to school look like for you this year? I know it’s crazy, right?

With all the uncertainty that this school year is bringing, one thing remains consistent… our kids are always eating!!

Haha! Or at least it feels like every ten minutes there are extra hands in the cupboards and pantry searching for something to fill those stomachs.

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How’s your grocery budget doing with all of this? If you are feeling the strain of the bottomless pits that seemed to develop in our kids stomachs, I can help ya with that! 

Let’s talk about how we can help you save money on your kids back to school snacks.


Cash Back on Back to School Snacks

No matter what back to school looks like for your family, Ibotta has your cash back to keep your pantry ready for whatever the school year throws at you!

Ibotta is one of my very favorite apps and it is 100% free to use and lets you earn cash back on qualifying purchases. 

Ibotta has so many cash back offers to help you save money on your back to school snacks. What I love so much about this specific app is that a lot of times there are cash back opportunities on “any item” purchases. 

All offers were valid as of publish date. Check your app for details, as offers change frequently and may not be available in all areas. 

That means that it doesn’t matter the brand, you can still earn rewards! 

To redeem cash back it’s as easy as adding the offers to your account, do your shopping, upload your receipt, and you earn your cash back!    

Side Note: I usually claim my cash back in the form of Target gift cards! Yes, sometimes I use it on “responsible stuff”, but honestly most of the time I use them for a special treat for myself!


The Best Back to School Snacks

The biggest mistake I see families make when it comes to their back to school snacks or just snacks in general is that they buy “whatever sounds good.” There needs to be a little more strategy behind this…

Try to focus the majority of your snacks on secretly healthy snacks. Here are a few ideas to get your mind thinking of what your family would like.

  • String cheese
  • Multigrain crackers
  • Fresh fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Apples / pretzels with peanut butter
  • Beef jerky
  • Homemade smoothies

Now before you start saying things like, “But Brittany! Healthy foods are so expensive!” Okay…

Yes sometimes they are a little more expensive. BUT if you shop the sales and use cash back apps like Ibotta you can get the prices down to the price of the less healthy stuff and sometimes even lower!

Not only can you save money on back to school snacks, but filling those tummies with healthy food will slow down the rate in which they terrorize your pantry!

Foods that are high in healthy fats (think Holy Guacamole Cups with whole grain crackers) and protein (remember those boiled eggs, cheese, and beef jerky we talked about earlier?) will stay in their system longer and also fuel those growing brains! 

So what are some of your favorite healthy back to school snacks? Come on over to Instagram and leave your tips and learn from other Pearl families!

Talk to you soon! xoxo


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