Freezer Friendly BBQ Meatball Sliders - $5 Dinners

Freezer Friendly BBQ Meatball Sliders

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These meatball sliders on the on the list of “meals that every kid will eat.” While my kids are fairly adventurous eaters, 2 of them have strong preferences against certain ingredients (i.e. beans). This is totally fine, as far as I’m concerned, as we’ve taught and trained them to not complain when those ingredients show up and to simply pick them out without comment or complaint.

I do my best to avoid the offending ingredients, but sometimes they show up.

I love these kinds of dinners…where everyone is licking their plate cleaning and asking for 4ths. For our family, this is one of those meals. Maybe it will be for your family.

(And I LOVE it because I can put the pre-made, uncooked meatballs into the freezer and then bake them quickly before adding a slice of cheese and dropping them onto slider buns or dinner rolls.

It’s a mom-win, kid-win kind of meal!!!

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New! Top Deals & Grocery Coupon Match-Ups

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This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link to find the current deals, coupon matchups and extra savings offers!

Grocery Stores

Drugstores – Nationwide

Big Box & Warehouse Stores – Nationwide

(Learn more about the Grocery Nation coupon matchup mobile app.)

Head on over and get the latest deals, and enjoy watching as you shave dollars and dollars off your grocery budget this week!

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When’s the last time you tallied up how much you spend on food each month?

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When’s the last time you tallied up how much you spend on food each month?

Now, I’m not talking about take-out or special occasion dinners – I mean JUST groceries. If you add up all the trips to the supermarket, Costco or Sam’s, and the snack food you grab while at Target, you might be stunned to see that what you thought was a reasonable amount is literally busting your budget!

I know, I know – budget seems like a boring, no-fun kind of word to some people. But you and I know that budgets are an important way to feed your family while staying financially healthy, so you try to stick to one.

Still, with rising prices and the sheer chaos of weekly grocery shopping, it can feel downright impossible to feed your family AND stay on track with your spending!

Maybe you’ve tried meal planning, but then quickly realized it was taking hours of extra effort. I mean, you have to research and choose recipes, inventory what you have in the pantry and fridge, make sure everything you have is still fresh, check what’s on sale, revise your recipe choices, make long and specific lists for each store – and that’s before you even leave the house!

Oh, and then when you get to the store, it can take SO long and feel so crowded and chaotic you end up abandoning the list altogether. “You want a $6 box of cereal? Sure, I guess so. Corn on the cob? Well, it’s not really in season, but I didn’t plan a side for Tuesday yet, so put it in the cart. Fresh squeezed orange juice? Well, it WOULD be nice…”

Next thing you know, you’re at the checkout, you’ve only got half of what you need for this week’s dinners, and the grand total is WAY MORE than you anticipated!

There’s a better way to shop for groceries. There’s a smarter way.

And I want to teach you this system and strategy.

I want to look at each piece to the grocery planning process – break it all down, help you figure out what you’re doing wrong and why you’re spending too much.

This is a proven system and strategy that has saved my Super Savers TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars. (Hundreds of thousands, maybe?)

Here’s what we cover in the 10-week class. (Yes, there’s an express version that is 4 weeks long. Learn more here.)

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I want to tell you my story…how this all came to be…and help you decide if this class is right for you!

You can learn more and catch my live on Facebook on Sunday night at 8:30 pm CST, when I’ll share more about the makeover, the different options – Express, Extreme and Classic, and if you need to join our Fall class. And yes, you can watch the replay on the $5 Dinners Facebook page if you can’t watch live.

Finally, on Tuesday I’ll send you a copy of my “Grocery Budget Formula” worksheet so you can figure out how much you SHOULD be spending. This will help you decide if you need my help and need this makeover!

There is much to be learned and I can’t wait to help you cut your grocery spending…for good!

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Erin “grocery savings geek” Chase

  
 

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore ~ 31 Days of FreezEasy Meals

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

So delicious…such amazing flavors that perfectly melt together and complement each other. Also, don’t skip the red wine on this one. I’ve skipped it before, but in doing so you miss out on the deeper flavors in the sauce.

The red wine has a special way of enriching the tomato sauce and enhancing the bell pepper flavors. So don’t skip it 😉

Buon appetito!

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Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of August 28

Every week I’ll be posting the best deals and coupon match-ups for all products at the different national drug stores. Here are a few highlights, and links to the complete list of deals.

Visit the CVS Coupon Kiosk to print a coupon for 30% OFF your CVS Family Brand Products purchase! (Excludes Sale Items, Vitamins, Stationery/Caliber Products, Gift with Purchase Offers, CVS or Gift Cards, Clearance Items, Items Containing Pseudoephedrine or Ephedrine, and Items Prohibited by Law. Expires 09/10/16)

CVS ExtraBucks

Get $1 ECB wyb 2 participating Kellogg’s Cereals; Limit 1

Get $2 ECB wyb 1 participating Bengay; Limit 1

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Bengay, 2 oz – $5.49

  • $1.00/1 Bengay Product
  • $2.00/1 Bengay Zero Degrees
  • $1.00/1 Motrin IB, PM, Children’s or Infants’ or Bengay Products – 7-24-16 RP (exp. 09/18/16)
  • $3.00/2 Motrin IB, PM, Children’s or Infants’ or Bengay Products – 7-24-16 RP (exp. 09/18/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.49
Final Price: $1.49
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 coupon (if variety is included); Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $2 ECB wyb 1 participating Bic Disposable Razors; Limit 1

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Bic Disposable Razors, 2 – 10 ct – $6.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $3.00/1 Bic Disposable Razor Pack – 8-7-16 SS; Excludes Trial and Travel Size (exp. 09/04/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.99
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 1; Use $3.00/1 coupon; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $2 ECB wyb 1 participating Colgate Mouthwash; Limit 2

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Colgate Mouthwash, 500 mL – $3.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $3 ECB wyb 1 participating Wet N Wild Cosmetic; Limit 3

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Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Color – $4.79

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.79
Final Price: $0.79
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $5 ECB wyb $15 in participating L’Oreal Advanced Hair Care; Limit 1

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L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care – $4.00

2/$8 (or $4.25 each)Includes: Select varieties; Excludes: Travel and trial sizes

  • $2.00/1 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo or Conditioner Product – 8-28-16 RP; Excludes 1.7 oz and 3 oz Trial Size (exp. 09/10/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $0.75
Buy 4; Use (4) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

Get $7 ECB wyb $25 in participating Tide, Pantene, Charmin, Bounty, Pampers, Always, Crest; Limit 1

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Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants, Jumbo pk, 19 – 26 ct – $8.99

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.99
Final Price: $3.66
Buy 3; Use (3) $3.00/3 coupons; Includes ExtraCare savings

Home Supplies

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Puffs Tissues, 48 – 56 ct – $0.88

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.63
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $0.25/1 coupon; Includes Checkout 51 savings

Personal Care

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Colgate Max Toothpaste, 6 oz – $3.00

  • $1.00/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste – 8-28-16 SS; Includes 3 oz or Larger Only (exp. 09/10/16)
  • Stacks With $2.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste (CVS Coupon) – CVS Printable Kiosk Coupon; Includes Max, 6 oz Only; Total, 4 – 4.2 oz Only; or 2in1, 4.6 oz Only; Limit 1 (exp. 09/03/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon and $2.00/1 CVS coupon

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Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4 – 4.2 oz – $3.00

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon and $2.00/1 CVS coupon
Click here to see the complete list for CVS!

Prices and Participation May Vary By Location

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 2 participating Ziploc products, get $1.50 RR

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Ziploc Bags – $2.75

2/$5.50 (or $3.49 each)Includes: Select varieties; Listed: Freezer, Storage, or Sandwich Bags

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.25
Buy 2; Use $1.50/2 Coupon; Includes $1.50 Register Rewards

Buy 3 participating Crest products, get $4 RR

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Crest Mouthwash – $2.99

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.49
Final Price: $0.16
Buy 3; Use (3) $1.50/1 Coupons; Includes $4 Register Rewards

Spend $30 on participating P&G products, get $10 RR

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Puffs Facial Tissue, 48 or 56 sheets – $0.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.74
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $0.25/1 Coupon; Includes Checkout 51 Rebate Savings; Combine with Additional Products for RR Savings

Baby Food & Care

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Pampers Diapers, 16 – 37 pk – $8.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.99
Final Price: $4.49
Buy 1 Swaddlers; Use $3.00/1 Coupon; Includes Checkout 51 Rebate Savings

Canned Goods & Soups

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Lindsay Olives, 5 – 6 oz – $0.99

$0.99 with In Ad Coupon; Limit 4

Final Price: $0.49
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 Coupon and In Ad Coupon

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Blue Diamond Almonds, 16 oz – $5.99

Final Price: $3.99

Home Supplies

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Scott Paper Towels, 6 Rolls – $3.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.99
Final Price: $2.99
Buy 1; Includes Checkout 51 Rebate Savings
Click here to see the complete list for Walgreens!

Rite Aid Plenti Points

Spend $20 on participating Rake in the Points Items through Sept 24, Get 2000 Plenti Points (=$20.00); Limit 2 Offers Per Card Per Week

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Alcon Opti-Free Express, 2 pk – $15.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $11.99
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $4.00/1 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Bounty Paper Towels, 12 rolls – $9.94

Out-of-Pocket Price: $9.69
Final Price: $3.02
Buy 3; Use (3) $0.25/1 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Charmin Ultra Bathroom Tissue, 6 Double Rolls – $9.94

Out-of-Pocket Price: $8.94
Final Price: $2.27
Buy 3; Use (3) $1.00/1 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Colgate Toothpaste, 3.5 – 6 oz – $3.50

$2.50/1 In-Ad CouponIncludes: Total Advanced, Optic White or Max

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.50
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use (1) $1.00/1 coupon and (1) $2.50/1 In-Ad coupon; Combine with other offers for additional savings

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GenTeal, 2 pk – $15.99

  • $3.00/1 Genteal Product – 7-24-16 SS; Includes 5 ml or Larger (exp. 09/03/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $12.99
Final Price: $2.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $3.00/1 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner, 13.5 – 14.2 oz – $5.00

2/$10.00 (or $5.49 each)Excludes: Extra Strength and Clinical

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.50
Final Price: Free
Buy 4; Use (2) $3.00/2 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Opti-Free Replenish Multi-Purpose Solution, 2 pk – $15.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $11.99
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $4.00/1 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Oxi Clean HD Paks, 18 ct – $3.99

  • $3.00/1 OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent – 8-28-16 SS (exp. 09/28/16)
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use (1) $3.00/1 coupon; Combine with other offers for additional savings

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Oxi Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent, 40 oz – $3.99

  • $3.00/1 OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent – 8-28-16 SS (exp. 09/28/16)
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use (1) $3.00/1 coupon; Combine with other offers for additional savings

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Prilosec OTC, 42 ct – $23.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $18.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use (1) $5.00/1 coupon; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Tide Liquid Detergent, 46 – 50 oz – $5.94

Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.94
Final Price: $0.94
Buy 4; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Vicks VapoRub, 3.53 oz – $8.00

2/$16 (or $8.29 each); Vicks; Mix & Match

Out-of-Pocket Price: $6.50
Final Price: Free
Buy 4; Use (2) $3.00/2 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

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Vicks ZzzQuil, 12 oz or 24 ct – $8.00

2/$16 (or $8.29 each); Vicks; Mix & Match

Out-of-Pocket Price: $6.00
Final Price: $2.00
Buy 2; Use (2) $4.00/2 coupons; Includes 2,000 Plenti Points (= $20.00)

Home Supplies

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Febreze Air Effects, 9.7 o – $2.99

  • B1G1 Febreze Product – 8-28-16 PG; Maximum Value $3.29; Excludes Unstopables; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 09/10/16)
Final Price: $0.75
Buy 2; Use (1) B1G1 coupon

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Febreze Car Vent Clip, 1 ct – $2.99

  • B1G1 Febreze Product – 8-28-16 PG; Maximum Value $3.29; Excludes Unstopables; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 09/10/16)
Final Price: $0.75
Buy 2; Use (1) B1G1 coupon

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Febreze Fabric Refresher, 16 oz – $2.99

  • B1G1 Febreze Product – 8-28-16 PG; Maximum Value $3.29; Excludes Unstopables; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 09/10/16)
Final Price: $0.75
Buy 2; Use (1) B1G1 coupon
Click here to see the complete list for Rite Aid!

I hope this helps you decide whether or not to bop into the drugstore this next week to pick up any staples!

Sale prices valid, starting this Sunday. Visit the $5 Dinners Coupon Match-Ups page for a complete list of the all coupon matchups. .

  
 
 
   
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