Burn the Bird at the YMCA!

Can you even believe that next week is Thanksgiving!?! 

If you haven’t grabbed your FREE Thanksgiving meal be sure to check it out here.

You can enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings without any of the guilt that comes with all those calories because the YMCA has you covered. They are going to help you Burn the Bird. 😁 What a great idea! 

On Friday, November 27th, you can head over to the YMCA and join the Mixed Conditioning class with Meredith or even my favorite Zumba with Sarah. 

Fun and burning calories at the same time? Yes please! 

If you have any questions about the schedule be sure to message Meredith Fattig at Mfattig@lasVegasymca.org. 

For more information or to see the Las Vegas Schedule be sure to check it out here

Free Swanson's Chicken or Beef Broth


Now is the time to score your Swanson's Broth, Campbells Cream of Mushroom/Chicken and other staples for your house. If you have been following me for a while you know that every November soups, and Thanksgiving type items will be marked down. This is the best time to snag them. Here are some of my favorite deals this week.

NOTE: If you don't use these items, that's ok, I am sure that a food bank would love them and it didn't cost you much at all. 

Mix and Match 10 means when you purchase any 10 of the participating items you will get $5 off your total. The prices below are assuming that you purchased in increments of 10 participating items for the best deal. 

Swanson Broth: $0.49
Redeem up to 5 Ibotta Rebates -$0.50 ea
Total: FREE for up to 5

American Beauty Pasta: $0.49

Campbell Cream of Mushroom/Chicken: $0.49

Red Gold Diced Tomatoes and Sauce: $0.49

Green Giant Canned Veggies: $0.49

Silk Almond Milk: $2.49

Land O Lakes Butter: $2.49

Kroger 24pk water: $1.99

Ore-Ida Potatoes: $1.99
Redeem up to 5 Ibotta Rebates -$0.10 each
Total: $1.89

Betty Croker Potatoes: $0.99

Lipton Soup Mix packets: $0.99

Capri Sun: $1.79

Ragu: $1.29

Smart Ones: $1.29

Regular prices: Not part of the Mix and Match

Kellogg's Cereal Family Size: $1.99
Be sure to upload the digital coupon from the Smiths App

Campbell's Chunky Soup: $1.25 each

These are not the only deals this week, these are just my favorite deals. 

Did you grab your Free Thanksgiving Dinner from Ibotta yet? Check out the details here!

Want to know other great ways to save money? Be sure to grab my free resource, 3 ways to save money. Now more than ever we need to be watching our finances. 

Free Thanksgiving Dinner from Ibotta

How about a FREE Thanksgiving dinner! That's right you can score a turkey and all the fixing for free when you set up your Ibotta and click on Walmart. 

It is super easy! 

  • If you don't already have an Ibotta account. Sign up HERE
  • Set up your account
  • Click HOME
  • Then you will see the Free Thanksgiving Dinner graphic from above
  • Once you click that you are just clicking on the fixings you love the most. 

The only thing left to do is to head over to Walmart and pick up those items. You will have to pay for them in the store but don't worry, once you scan your receipt on the Ibotta app, you will receive a rebate for the money on the app! 

Once you have the money in the app you can cash it out for gift cards, cash, or even Paypal. Then you can take that money and use it towards Christmas. 

Don't forget to grab the FREE Swanson's Broth and other amazing deals HERE.

What is Ibotta?  Ibotta is a savings app that gives you rebates back on products you purchase at the store. It is simple. You look through the Ibotta offers, pick the ones you like. Go to the store that is partnering with Ibotta at the time. Purchase the products. Scan the receipt with your mobile device and your rebates are linked to your app. 

Want to know other great ways to save money? Be sure to grab my free resource, 3 ways to save money. Now more than ever we need to be watching our finances. 

Thanks Audrey 

YMCA Thanksgiving Splash Raffle!


Hey Vegas Peeps this one is for you. 

Are you wanting to get back to the gym? Did you know that the Las Vegas locations of the YMCA are open? 

Right now the YMCA has a fun November Thanksgiving Splash Raffle! What is that you ask? That means every time you head over to the YMCA pool in November you could be entered in a drawing! Who loves prizes? The YMCA will be drawing for 3 great prizes! 

You will have to fill out the raffle tickets so that they know that you were there each time.

Here is the registration link and get all the deets! 

If you are not interested in heading to the pool, the YMCA has lots of other programs offered to check out. They have a workout room and classes that have started back up. 

The YMCA does have some restrictions, so please visit the website or call the location for more information on that.

Can you be Debt FREE? Heck Yes you can!

If you had an $400 emergency, would you be able to take care of it right now?
That could be a scary questions for some but the fact is that most small emergencies are about $400 and 39% of Americans would not be able to cover that total. 

Just thinking of that is super scary. At any moment we could have vehicle issues, a refrigerator go out, the A/C stop pumping cool air, you name it, something could happen to put you in a situation that could be of some concern. Those hypothetical items I listed above are not something you can wait until payday for. They would need to be repaired and pretty quick. Another horrifying statistic is that 80% of
Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. That was in 2019 during the economic boom, now during the pandemic, I am sure that number is through the roof. As if those weren’t shocking enough, money is the number 1 reason couples get divorced. Number 1! Money or lack thereof causes fights, divorce, stress, overwhelming, depression, anxiety and so many other issues that don't need to be. 

I don’t think that people are living paycheck to paycheck because they think it is cool. They aren’t doing it because they like “living on the edge” I personally think 80% are living paycheck to paycheck because they weren’t taught how to look at money. How to manage it. It might seem boring or hard to use a budget. Maybe budget is a bad word. Does it make you feel that they are now restricted so, why bother. 

What if I told you that creating a budget or an expense sheet will free you, would you believe me? A little planning, will help you to see where your money is going so that you can have your “cake and eat it too”! You can still buy those clothes, you can still go out and eat, you can even do those amazing trips you love so much.

The only difference is you will be planning for them ahead of time, so that you can afford them. Maybe your trip is on pause for a little bit, 6 months or even a year. The outcome will be that you go to more places or come home to NO credit card bills.

If you have ever experienced a vacation or even Christmas that is paid off before it happens, you would never go back. Those trips mean more when you are not stressing out about how you are going to pay for it.

What about your marriage! Can you imagine what it would like if
you didn’t have to fight about money. Does that even seem possible? No more fighting! It can happen when you are both on the same plan and working toward that plan.
I get it, we live in an instant gratification world. We text someone and if they don’t reply back immediately, we start to wonder why. (pssst, they could be in the bathroom) 

Instead of saving for an item: a purse, a car or even a new house, we just go out and get it now because “we deserve it”. We might get it because “we will look cooler when everyone sees us with XYZ”. Regardless if you are purchasing items to “keep up with the Jones’” or not, we all do this to some degree. The question to ask yourself is why? Why do you need that item, right now? Why are we looking for others approval? In the big picture of life, they don’t matter.

If not fighting about money sounds like something you want to try. 
If you want to walk into the Christmas season with a plan so that it's paid for before December 25th. If you are just sick and tired of working so hard but you can't figure out where your money went, you should join us in the next session Financial Freedom! 

  • This is not one of those courses that tells you can't have fun ever again. 
  • This is not a course that is boring and hard to follow
  • This course has quick, easy and simple steps in order to get that financial plan up and running
  • This IS a group of like minded people that are working on similar goals, and they are simple. Plan your money!
Check out Financial Freedom! What do you have to lose... some debt?

Snag an Extra $5 Amazon Gift Card at CoinStar


A few weeks ago I shared how we "Keep the Change" with all our coins and were able to go on a 3 day 4 night vacation to Disneyland. Crazy huh! 

Well this just popped up while I was scrolling through Amazon and I had to share it with you!  Amazon and Coinstar kiosks have a promotion that you are going to love. When you pour $30 or more in the kiosks you will get a $5 Amazon credit towards your purchase on Amazon.com. This credit will be applied to your total at checkout. 

I love when people give me more money for doing something I wanted to do anyway. Here are some other details you might want to know. This is only available to customers who are getting an Amazon gift card claim code at a physical location for the first time. This is limited time offer and one Amazon customer account. This promotional credit expires on December 31, 2020. 

Be sure to check for a Coinstar Kiosks location that has Amazon gift cards near you. 

Terms and Conditions

  • When you complete an Amazon.com Gift Card claim code transaction at a Coinstar kiosk, you are purchasing an Amazon.com Gift Card in the amount you select and automatically claiming it to your Amazon Balance. Coinstar transactions are non-refundable, except as required by law. 
  • Coinstar transaction must occur between 12:01 am (PT) on September 15, 2020 and 11:59 pm (PT) November 30, 2020. 
  • Offer limited to the first time a customer gets an Amazon.com Gift Card claim code from a physical location. 
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (look for "sold by Amazon.com" on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if "fulfilled by Amazon.com" or "Prime Eligible". 
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted and free promotional items.
  • Offer limited to one per customer and account. 
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $5 off products sold by amazon.com. 
  • You will receive an e-mail from Amazon that indicates the dollar amount of the promotional credit and that the dollar amount of the credit has been added to your customer account.
  • Promotional credit expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) December 31, 2020. 
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. 
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. 
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order. 
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies. 
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid. 
  • Unless an Amazon Gift Card is the stated benefit of the promotion, promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards, prepaid open loop cards, or third-party gift cards. 

Want to grab additional saving tips? Be sure to grab my FREE guide on 3 ways to save money?

Breakfast Burritos only 3 Weight Watchers Points

I have been really trying to not only eat better but to stay within budget! These last 6 months have been really hard emotionally on so many people. I know we haven't been eating the best and we have depending on way too many "comfort foods". I am not sure why no matter how great my eating habits are when my emotions take over, they take over not only my health but my choice of foods. 

I know that the grocery store prices have been rising in the last few months. Maybe it is because of the shipments, demand or new mandate limits for employees to be 6 feet away from everyone. Whatever the reasons, you have probably noticed the increase of your grocery bill as well. 

Here is a little something I have been making that doesn't take up too much time, it's only $0.80 ea and doesn't take up too much space in the freezer. The best part is it is only 3 Blue Smart Points. 
Looking to join Weight Watchers be sure to use this link to score a month for freeTalk about a win/win. 

You could totally add any veggies that you want and really make these to your liking. This is "that" kind of recipe. Add what you want and what your family will eat

I can make about 10 burritos in about 30 minutes. That is to cook, assemble and package. 

Ingredients I used and the prices broken down. I do most of my shopping at Samsclub.
16oz Sliced Mushrooms          $2.88                                   
10 Eggs                                $1.10                              
10 Ole Tortillas                      $2.49                            
10 TBS Shredded cheese       $0.37                             
10 pieces of Turkey Bacon       $1.13                            
Grand total                          $7.97
This made 10 burritos at $0.80 each!

  • Take the mushrooms and cook them down in a pan sprayed with Pam. About 5 min
  • Cook the Turkey Bacon to your liking
  • Then whisk together 10 eggs 
  • When the mushrooms are done, remove them from the pan and apply more Pam in the pan.
  • Start cooking the eggs and add the mushrooms back in. Cook until eggs are done. 
  • In a griddle, cook the tortillas. (I have made some without doing this step and the tortilla falls apart)
    • Put tortilla on the griddle until it starts forming bubbles, then flip. You are just "toasting" the tortilla.
  • Take the tortilla with a couple of spoonfuls of egg mixture
  • Add a TBS of shredded cheese
  • Add 1 Turkey Bacon slice, crumbled
  • Roll the tortilla like a burrito (or a Subway employee)
  • Wrap with aluminum foil and then place them in a freezer storage bag. 
Be sure to check out my free guide 5 Intentional ways to lose weight on how I was able to lose 40lbs.