GIVEAWAY! and How to Save Money on Groceries with Deals to Meals

GIVEAWAY! and How to Save Money on Groceries with Deals to Meals

If you are a long time reader, you know that I am a big fan of Deals to Meals, a website dedicated to helping folks save money on groceries. Their site is wonderful! They take all of the grocery store ads for the week and list them in one convenient spot. Each item is rated in accordance to how good of a deal it is, which is especially helpful if you are new to shopping deals and aren’t quite sure if an item is priced low enough to buy. Not only are the items rated, but they share a weekly meal plan that makes use of the items that are on sale for that week. Thus, turning Deals into Meals. It’s great, truly.

Share Button DEALS to MEALS has kindly offered to give TWO of you lucky readers a years membership. To enter the giveaway,  you can do one of three things.

1. Follow me on Instagram, or
2. Follow Deals to Meals on Instagram, or
3. Simply click over to the Deals To Meals site to take a look.

Then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did so. The giveaway will be open from today until Sunday September 6th. Winners will be announced on Monday September 7th.


Shandra Madsen (the owner of Deals to Meals) took me grocery shopping a couple of weeks ago to show me just how much I could be saving on my bill. Now, I have used their site for quite some time, but I loved going shopping with Shandra the master of grocery store shopping. The girl has it down to a science!


We hit Sprouts first for their double ad wednesday. Every single wednesday Sprouts will honor their ad from the past week, and the ad for the coming week. It’s a great way to get a lot of produce for super cheap. Often they have fresh chicken breasts for around $1.77 a pound as well. Shandra told me if you call ahead the butcher will package the fresh chicken breasts for you into freezer safe packages, in the quantity you prefer. They will even slice the chicken into strips, before they package it, if you request it done that way. Seriously. That was revolutionary to me.  Can’t wait to give it a try.


We went to Walmart next, where we Price Matched almost everything in my cart. Do you know about price matching? It’s fantastic. Walmart will honor sale prices from other grocery stores in your area. All you have to do is tell them the price and which store has it listed. One of Deals to Meals greatest features is that you can print off a grocery list that states the sale prices, along with which store has it on sale.


Super handy! That way when you are checking out you have all the information you need ready to go.


From the Deals to Meals website you can also print a menu plan for the week that includes ingredients to make the meals, and where they are on sale. Handy.


At Walmart I bought a lot of stuff for dinner making, but grabbed snacks (and ice cream, who can survive a week without ice cream. Can you answer me that?) and a few other things we needed. I price matched these Goldfish Crackers for $1 per bag, which you can see is a great savings!


All told, I got this bounty of food, complete with ingredients to make 7 dinners (some of the ingredients needed I had already at home in food storage), lunches and breakfasts for $170 dollars. I also grabbed multiples of some of the best deals for the week, like Best Foods Mayo and Ice Cream. For my large family of 7 people I felt like that was a great deal.

Deals to Meals just launched a new updated site that is very user friendly. Last week I prepped for my shopping trip at Walmart by making a fantastic meal plan, and shopping list from the Deals to Meals site. I headed back to Walmart to shop the deals and realized I’d forgotten to print out my shopping list. Lucky for me, all I had to do was pull the site up on my phone. My grocery list was saved there for me in my account and all was well in paradise once again, friends.

If you haven’t given Deals to Meals a try yet, give it a go! Saving money on groceries takes a little bit of time and energy, it’s true. However, Deals to Meals makes it so much easier! They only charge $4.95 a month and your first two weeks are free. Hope you get a chance to click over and make some budgeting magic happen, friends.

Post a comment!


  1. 1
    August 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Sorry, I don’t do Instagram. But I did check out the Deals to Meals site and it looks like a great money (and time) saver!

  2. 2
    Linda L
    August 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Checked out the Deals to Meals site. very interesting…I wonder how well it would work with a family of one 🙂

  3. 3
    August 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Checked out the Deals to Meals site. Very interesting … I should sign up and get started really planning meals again! Maybe this will give me some incentive.

  4. 4
    August 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I follow you on Instagram, plus i checked out the website. Looks like a great tool!

  5. 5
    August 28, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I checked out their site just now and it sounds quite delightful!

  6. 6
    August 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    I already follow you Jamie on IG.
    Now I follow deals to meals on IG.
    I also checked out their site and I’m quite intrigued.

  7. 7
    August 29, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Visited Deals to Meals and it looks to be very user friendly. I need everything in one place and this accomplishes this. Would love to win the giveaway. Thank you.

  8. 8
    August 29, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Wow… what a great idea! Seems very useful & productivity and saving money at the same. I’m game!

  9. 9
    August 29, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I checked out Deals on Meals and what a great way to save money. I am on a tight budget, so this might be a great way to save some more money. I am new to your website and you have some fantastic recipes I look forward to making.

  10. 10
    Michelle Smith
    August 29, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I have followed you on Instagram for a month or two and started following deals to meals when you went shopping with them! I would love to try this out!

  11. 11
    Susan Broughton
    August 29, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I follow you on Instagram via sbroughton61

  12. 12
    Susan Broughton
    August 29, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I followed Deals to Meals on their Instagram as well via sbroughton61

  13. 13
    Susan Broughton
    August 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I checked out the Deals to Meals site. It looks like it would be something I would be interested in.

  14. 14
    August 29, 2015 at 9:44 am


    That was SO fun shopping with you! You are such a sweet, talented and wonderful person. I can’t wait to help your readers save time and money on their grocery shopping–and help them learn to LOVE to cook like we do 🙂 Thanks for shopping with me and sharing about Deals to Meals!


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    Joi F.
    August 29, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I, @joiimanboutique, followed
    @jamiecooksitup_ AND @dealstomeal on Instagram. I am sooooo excited for this opportunity. Now that I have a growing 1 year old, this is much needed!
    Glad to know about Deals To Meals!

  16. 16
    August 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I did it! I loved the idea and the site looks fun and easy to use. The Instagram photos were cute too! I think this could save is a lot for our family of 4. What a great idea! I can see sharing this with family and friends.

  17. 17
    August 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I love deals to meals blog too! I love a subscription. Thank you!

  18. 18
    Vicki Russell
    August 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I don’t do instant gram, did check out the deals to meals site. would love to win. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. 19
    August 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I checked out the website and it looks like a dream come true 🙂

  20. 20
    Deanna F
    August 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I checked out the Deals to Meals website. Looks like something that would be beneficial. Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. 21
    August 29, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    followed both on instagram, checked out Deals to Meals. Love their recipes! It amazes me how much food you get for such a small price. What a cool site!

  22. 22
    vaishali sharda
    August 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I checked out deals to meals website.Thanks!

  23. 23
    August 29, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I love Deals to Meals but have never subscribed. I follow both of you and checked out their website, please enter me for the drawing to win.

  24. 24
    August 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I did go and check out Deals to Meals site. Thanks so much for the chance to win !

  25. 25
    August 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I did two of these..following you on instagram..thank you for hosting this.:)

  26. 26
    Lori H
    August 29, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I’m following both of you on Instagram. Thanks for the chance to win a subscription – I would love to try their service.

  27. 27
    Tammy Andersen
    August 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I would love to win a membership to Deals to Meals! I love the idea of the adds all combined into one place! Along with your great recipes cooking could really be fun!

  28. 28
    Emily Hicks
    August 29, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I just heard about Deals to Meals and her website sounds exactly like what I need! I hate couponing and I’m not the best at sales ads. My hubby and I are working to eliminate debt so he can change jobs and I’m trying my best to cut where I can. Deals to Meals could very well get us there faster!

  29. 29
    August 29, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I follow you on instagram and also checked out the deals to meals website! How I love to save time and money! This sounds like and amazing opportunity! Thank you for sharing!

  30. 30
    August 29, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    I went to the Deals to Meals website. What a great idea! I would love to give it a try!

  31. 31
    August 30, 2015 at 10:13 am

    So jealous you went shopping with Shandra! She is the expert! Love the new deals to meals website.

  32. 32
    August 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I checked the site out and it looks great. I don’t use instagram, but would love a membership. Thanks for all the great recipes Jamie!

  33. 33
    August 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Checked out the Deals to Meals website. I already price match, but I love the wish list and planning meals around what is on sale. This would definitely save me some time. Great resource!!

  34. 34
    August 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    My budget for groceries is almost non-existant. This would be a great way to get the most out of what little I have. Would love to give it a try as I struggle to feed my family of four.

  35. 35
    August 30, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I visited Deals for meals website. Looks petty interesting.

  36. 36
    August 31, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Following both of you ladies on insta and looked at her website. Crossing my fingers…….

  37. 37
    Cynthia Platt
    August 31, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I love your website. Such a great resource for me! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I subscribed to both on Instagram and checked out the Deals to Meals website. Thank you so much!

  38. 38
    August 31, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I love deals to meals. I’m glad she sent me your way too. I am following both on instagram now. I need recipes for the week when I’m busy teaching.

  39. 39
    Michelle L.
    August 31, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Checked out the website. What a great way to save time and money!

  40. 40
    kathy steadman
    August 31, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I jumped over to the website to check it out. Thankyou.

  41. 41
    August 31, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Love you guys. Thanks for helping us with food and budgets. I checked both sites and will follow both.

  42. 42
    September 1, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I went and checked it out, interesting….. Would love to win the year free!

  43. 43
    September 1, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Have been following Deal to Meals website for years and would sure like to win a free year to try the full service.

  44. 44
    September 1, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I followed you both on instagram – super excited to see your ideas!! I checked out Deals to Meals – I am a HUGE fan!!!

  45. 45
    Danielle Hardy
    September 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    The new website looks great! I would love to try it. I follow on Instagram too 🙂

  46. 46
    Shauna Burton
    September 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I did all three. Thanks!

  47. 47
    September 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I have been using dealstomeals for about a year now. I love it! It’s very worth the cost per month, but free would be even better! I have been following dtm on insta for a while now and I just started following you! Oh and I love dtm new site!

  48. 48
    September 1, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I checked out the Deals to Meals website. Looks like a great time, and money, saver.

  49. 49
    Kim S
    September 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I checked out the Deals to Meals website. Looks like a great way to save money and time.

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    Barbi J
    September 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I follow you both on Instagram and checked out the Deals to Meals website. In fact, I am currently a Deals to Meal subscriber but I would love to win a year membership! Thanks!

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