Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Walmart Holiday Meals Under $30 Giveaway

***Closed: Congrats to Cindy and Nancy***

Getting ready for the holidays is stressful enough. There are presents to buy (and wrap and hide), cookies to bake, houses to clean. Then there's the holiday meal. Not only does it involve time I often can't find, it also includes spending money I haven't budgeted in during the holiday season.

I assume I'm not alone in feeling this way, as Walmart has teamed up with Chef Aarón Sánchez to offer tips on cooking a holiday meal for under $30.

Walmart’s $30 Christmas feast for eight includes:
  • One 10-pound spiral cut half-ham
  • Three 8-ounce cans Del Monte Green Beans
  • One 10-pound bag of Russet potatoes
  • One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
  • One 10 inch Pumpkin Pie
While the New Years Eve party spread for 10 (for as low as $40) includes:
  • Shrimp Tray (5 servings)
  • Vegetable Tray (10 servings)
  • Hillshire Farms Little Smokies (8 servings)
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (6 servings)
  • Land O’Lakes Egg Nog (8 servings)
  • Red Velvet cake
At our house, we always end up with way to much food, from baked ham and turkey to mashed potatoes and mac & cheese. As a way to save money, we all bring a dish or two. That way no one person is responsible for the entire cost of a meal.

Plus, we buy most of our groceries at Walmart. It not only saves us money, compared to the prices at other grocery stores nearby, but we can pick up our dinner supplies while doing our last minute shopping.

Learn More:
Be sure to check out Walmart's Holiday Meal page to find recipes and tips for the holiday season.

Win It:
Two lucky readers will receive a $30 gift card to Walmart

To enter: Tell me your best money-saving tip.

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I wrote this while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Walmart. In addition, I received a Walmart gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate and two to offer as a giveaway.

168 comments:

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

I use coupons for EVERYTHING!

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Sidnie said...

My best money saving tip is to stay home and not go shopping! :)
I try to only buy what's on my list.

Simply Being Mommy said...

My best money saving tip would be to combine manufacturers coupons with store sales to maximize your savings.

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Tamara B. said...

I like to shop with coupons and where the store will match prices of other competitors. It saves me alot of time and automobile gas.
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Mami2jcn said...

My best money-saving tip is to shop at Walmart and Amazon.com. I've found those 2 places to have the best prices.

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Kim said...

my tip is to leave the kiddos AT HOME so you can concentrate on the sales/coupons!

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sphinx63 said...

Shop sales only and use a coupon to go with the item that is already on sale. Look for a store near you that has double coupons, although not everyone can do that. Thanks!

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abby said...

Stockpile when you run upon a sale!

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Melissa said...

We rarely buy anything that's not on sale! I stock up on sale items and do without things that aren't on sale.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My best tip is to combine manufacturers coupons (including printables), store coupons, weekly ads and competitor's ad-matching to maximize your savings:) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Karin said...

Use coupons......And shop at second hand stores.

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Ames said...

I use coupons on top of sales on top of store specific coupons...

Also shop at Aldi or shop online when free shipping is available (less likely to impulse buy that way - at least for me!)

Meredith said...

I use coupons and match them to the weekly specials and stock up when prices are low!

Chris said...

I use coupons and stock up when things are on sale.

Katie said...

Combine coupons and sales to save the most, whenever the best deals present themselves!
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Jessica said...

I use coupons, I shop the sales, and I also shop at Sam's Club and Bottom Dollar

Heidi said...

i use coupons, shop at costco, and buy on sale!
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Sweeter the berry said...

Watch and wait for sales, stock up and use coupons where needed.

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My favorite money saving tip is to combine coupons with store sales and always keep your coupons with you while shopping.

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darlanpaulsmamma said...

i buy things on sale always - i only shop at the major grocery stores if there are good sales and i only buy what is on sale otherwise i shop at aldi
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Saving in Style said...

What a blessing this would be - right here during the holidays and New Year!! My best tip is to ALWAYS pair coupons with sales. I spend a good bit of time clipping and sorting - it's worth it!!!

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Wehaf said...

Get an electric blanket; then you can turn your heating down and night and save plenty.

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JC said...

Study the ad and make a shopping list before shopping plus combine manufacturer coupons with store coupons to max your saving!

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Andrew said...

My best money saving tip is to stack coupons. Many stores will allow a printed coupon along with a loadable coupon (on the store discount card). I will usually do this when an item is on sale and sometimes get it almost free. I also like big combo deals where you buy one item and get a bunch free. The freezer is my friend.

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Anonymous said...

Stacking coupons and only buying when on sale.

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Eve said...

I always shop with coupons. And an on money saving forums to keep up with the new deals being offered by companies.

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Nancy said...

I use coupons, sales, rebates, promo codes and anything else I can find for almost everything I purchase. If you have the time to look on the internet, it is amazing the coupons and codes you can find for products.

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Cindy said...

My best money-saving tip: Pay attention to the sales, use coupons, stock up.

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Tisa said...

I follow the blogs on the shopping deals of the weeks to use coupons on...and then share with others after I'm stocked up! ~ :)

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Linda K said...

Shop with a list, coupons, no kids and not when hungry.

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Roxy said...

i put jars in the dishwasher and re-use them as storage jars

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silverhartgirl said...

I always look at the back of the store for clearance. I have found some great things.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

To save money, I do a few things. I always clip coupons! I go to the back aisles or end caps where the clearance stuff is. A smushed corner on a cereal box makes me about $1 at our grocery store. :) I always go to the 99 Cents Only store before the grocery store, because you never know what they will have. They almost always have eggs and milk and salad for $1!

I would love to win this WalMart card. It's where I get all our baby food and Pull-Ups! :)

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mellisarock said...

My best money saving tip: shop your kitchen before going grocery shopping...it's awful to be putting away groceries and have to move aside what you have to make room for what you bought.

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I use coupons on double coupon day at the grocery store.

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Katie said...

Using CVS's extra care bucks has been a big money saver for me. I love using them to buy more stuff, and then getting more at the end. It's like using the same money over and over. I love it!

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Birdie S. said...

I wrap all presents in the Comics from the newspapers birdson@roadrunner.com

Cassie M said...

My best money-saving tip is never pay full price for anything!
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As They Grow Up said...

I always stick to my shipping list

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happyenchilada said...

I shop online to save money..always search for the best deal on what I'm buying and impulse shopping gets cut down because you're just looking for what you need.
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Jennifer T. said...

My best money-savings tip for holiday cooking is to make a menu then review what's in your pantry and fridge. This prevents you from buying unnecessary or duplicate items.

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Wendi P said...

I use coupons and shop the sales so that I can stockpile. It saves big $$.

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barbara.montyj said...

My best money saving tip - make a list and stick to it.
Exception is a really good deal on something you need.

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Dwalline said...

We use coupons for everything. Our local grocery store doubles coupons so sometimes that makes things cheaper there then at walmart. We also make a list and stick to it. We also are not brand loyal (although i hate store brand soda - that i just stock up on when coke is on sale)

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hondaray6 said...

My best tip is to shop alone! Taking the hubby or kids always costs me twice as much! Thanks for sharing!
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Marianna said...

shop sales, use coupons and stick to a list! :)

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Honey Mommy said...

My best money saving tip is to use coupons! They actually can save you a ton of money!

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dctm said...

My best money saving to tip is to always use coupons - cut them, print them, etc.

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Michelle said...

Shop with a list and match coupons with what is on sale! Thanks for the chance to win.

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Skinny Minnie said...

My money saving tip is to only buy it if it is free . If it is free ...the buy alot of it and stockpile. Then once you do that for a while , you don't have to buy anything that is not a deal :)

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TXsunlover said...

Combine coupons with sales and stock up on the items that you regularly use.
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mandala said...

I use coupons, check prices online before buying and I stick to my list to avoid impulsive buying
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Melissa said...

My best money saving tip is to use coupons strategically while the item is already on sale!

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Using coupons, shopping sales, buying in bulk, and contesting! :)

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Eileen said...

I stopped buying name brand items all the time. There are some foods/items that really dont taste a BIT of difference, but for some...we do stick to our favorites. THIS alone has saved us SO much money. AND, we shop the current sales in the flyers each week and plan our meals around it. AS for gifts...if its not on sale it stays on the shelf or hanger!!! thanks!

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Jessie said...

I use coupons. Very seldom does something come into our home that did not have a coupon used to purchase it. I love CVS'ing. I don't go way overboard with it though, just enough so that we don't have to pay for any toiletries.

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Luv to Save said...

I buy when it is on sale and use coupons. When they are in their lowest price I stock up.
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lorides said...

I shop at a supermarket that doubles coupons, sometimes making an item for free
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Stephanie said...

My best tip: use coupons, buy generic, and most importantly: STICK to your LIST!!

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Vanessa said...

My best money saving tip is to research everything for the best price before you go out to buy!

Vanessa said...

My best money saving tip is to research everything for the best price before you go out to buy!

Shelly said...

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Amy said...

T save money I clip coupons and organize them in a large binder/spiral notebook. Also, there are many great money-saving blogs with links to printable coupons, etc. My favorite is http://www.dealseekingmom.com/

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I use coupons and cook almost everything from scratch.
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Secret Life of a WAHM said...

I use coupons and find all the great sales in the Sunday paper!

JRG said...

Don't throw away coupons or leftovers; I'm always amazed how many people throw that stuff away.

jenstill said...

I always shop online for the best deal, then search for any coupons or discount codes online; I usually find at least one!

Anonymous said...

I try to combine a coupon with whats on sale, and I buy in bulk, as long as it's something I know I'll use.

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