CLOSED! Save-a-Lot Grocery Gift Cards -Back to School Lunch Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 19, 2010

Update: This giveaway is now closed…winners will be announced soon!

It’s back to school time…which means time to shift our focus to the lunchbox assembly line!  Save-A-Lot has some fantastic options that will keep your lunch costs as low as $1 per box!  That’s what I’m talking about!

Check out some of the options…

Save-A-Lot lunch idea #1 = $.88

  • Tortilla roll sandwich: a tortilla, slice of deli meat and cream cheese
  • A container of Save-A-Lot Coburn Farms Moogurts Lowfat Yogurt
  • A banana
  • Save-A-Lot’s new Splash Out! Brand fruit drink pouches (contains 25 percent less sugar than the leading national brands)

Save-A-Lot lunch idea #2 = $.99

  • Save-A-Lot’s Mantia’s Square Cheese Ravioli (Serve warm in a Thermos)
  • Baby carrots and ranch dressing
  • Save-A-Lot’s Fruit Flips fruit snacks
  • Water

After-school snacking - $.33

  • Nature Trails is a new granola and cereal bar brand available exclusively at Save-A-Lot. Their Crunch & Oats & Honey flavor retails for $1.99 for 12 bars (6 packages). The suggested retail prices of comparable national brands range between $3.39 to $4.19. Two bars for an afternoon snack = roughly 33 cents

To help you get started on your lunchbox assembly line, I’m giving away 4 $25 gift cards from Save-A-Lot!  That’s 25 free lunches for your kiddos!  Entry details below…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Saturday at 11 am EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment answering one of the following questions: What ways do you keep lunchboxes from being boring or from hearing about “the same old thing”?  What are your favorite foods to send for lunch (whether school or work)?

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter and leave a SEPARATE comment.

4. Entry #3: Become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader! Be sure to leave another comment for your third entry. :)

5. Winner will be selected by

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

flutemom August 20, 2010 at 8:06 am

i receive your email newsletter. love all the good ideas (and the pictures of the foods make them look even more tantalizing!)

flutemom August 20, 2010 at 8:07 am

i follow you on facebook. i would love some more money-saving ideas for lunches like in this post. i tend to get caught in the rut of ‘same old, same old’ even at home.

Sarah - PS Mom Reviews August 20, 2010 at 8:20 am

Variety keeps lunches from getting boring. Always have fruits & veggies, but change them up. Sandwiches, wraps, leftovers, soups, etc make good lunches.

Sarah - PS Mom Reviews August 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

I follow on Twitter. @psmomreviews

Sarah - PS Mom Reviews August 20, 2010 at 8:22 am

I subscribe via RSS.

gina August 20, 2010 at 8:29 am

I like to send in finger foods, like veggies with differnent dips like hummus, dressings, peanut butter, etc.

gina August 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

I follow you on twitter @drmomoftwo

gina August 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

I am an email subscriber

Mary S August 20, 2010 at 8:47 am

I saved several lunchable containers and make my own lunchable for the boy’s. I also make uncrustables for their lunch sometimes and aways send some type of fruit or frozen go gurt or yogurt for dessert .

deb August 20, 2010 at 8:47 am

One of our favorite things is a cup of fresh fruit. Melons, grapes, strawberries. Yum!

Mary S August 20, 2010 at 8:48 am

I subscribe via email and I’m a Facebook fan

Kylie August 20, 2010 at 8:49 am

my kids are plain jane’s……plain yogurt with a half PBJ sandwhich and a bannan!

Kylie August 20, 2010 at 8:51 am

I follow you on FB and receive the email newsletter as well….

Jewel August 20, 2010 at 9:28 am

I pack lunches for 5 people and new ideas are always welcome. I agree, though that PB & J are always a favorite. I would like to add more fruits and veggies though. My kids are teens so fancy shaped sandwiches aren’t really a good option. They are all girls who watch their weight so I need more healthful ideas!

Dana August 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

The best lunches are leftovers of homemade meals!

jackie August 20, 2010 at 9:39 am

I look through cookbooks for new ideas. My daughter’s favorite lunch treat is a tropical banana (banana, honey, small amount of crushed peanuts, and coconut flakes) wrapped in foil.

Lori Nicol August 20, 2010 at 9:49 am

Every once in a great while, I let my son pack something like popcorn for his main dish. He loves it and it makes him feel like he’s getting away with something.

Char August 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

I like to make meat, cheese, and dill pickle rollups for my work lunch

Shelly August 20, 2010 at 11:01 am

My kids both have thermos so twice a week they get something that is warm, soup, leftovers, pizza rolls, hot dogs, anything can go in a thermos. PBJ on Fridays, Turkey/ham sandwiches or rollups. They both love tuna so when they go on sale cheap I get those individual tuna packages, with crackers and mayo. They also get fruit, yogurt, cheese sticks, veggies and dip and something for the sweet tooth. I’ve never heard complaints about their lunches and they pack everyday. I think I spend less than $3 for the lunches I pack.

Hannah August 20, 2010 at 11:02 am

My hubby and I love to take Pepperoni Calzones for lunch (from the $5 Dinners Cookbok).

Jane August 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm

i would love to win one, money is so tight

thanks for giving us the oppurtunity

Debbi R August 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I try to include a protein, complex carb, and fruit. I include either water (frozen the night before) or juice and one item that is a favorite treat just to say I Love You.

Debbi R August 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I subscribe by email

AbbyJ August 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm

My favs for packing lunches are alternating between sandwiches and left overs for the main part, and adding fruit and whole grain cookies for the snacks.

AbbyJ August 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I subscribe via RSS feed. :)

Steph August 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I like sending leftovers- they’re always different because of dinner’s variety1

Steph August 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I follow on twitter @desmoinesdealin

Steph August 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I subscribe via RSS feed

Dana August 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

My kids love lunchables, but we usually make our own. We slice lunch meat, cheese and pack crackers. My kids love leftover pizza, too!

Dana August 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I get your emails and I just fanned you on Facebook!

Sara August 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm

My son only wants pb&j but my daughter is a little more adventurous! My hubby likes to take leftovers.

Sara August 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I’m a facebook fan!

Tammy M. August 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Cheese, crackers and fruits, chichen wraps, soup and sandwich with a banana, leftovers from dinner.

Tammy M. August 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I subscribe via email. Thanks!

Paige August 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

My son always loved “Lunchables”. I made him homemade by cutting the cheese & meat myself. Easy & cheap!

Kristin August 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm

To keep things interesting, I have a list of 10 different lunches and rotate through. This way they repeat every 2 weeks instead of everyday.

Angie August 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Anything that has to do with peanut butter…and lots of fruit cups.

Annie August 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I would love to win this! Thanks!

Rae August 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm

raw vegggies with dip and a sandwich of lunchmeat on sale or peanut butter/jelly

Julia Quintero August 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Our favorite things to pack for lunch are pb&j sandwiches, turkey or ham wraps, veggies and light ranch to dip, and fruit.

Sue D August 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I just try to keep a variety of lunch foods available and don’t pack the same thing each day.

Sue D August 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I am an email subscriber.

Erin August 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread with honey. I swear my husband has it for lunch more than anything else. It’s good healthy energy and is delicious too!

Juliet Phelps August 21, 2010 at 7:25 am

I am a fan on facebook.

Juliet Phelps August 21, 2010 at 7:26 am

I like to send baby carrots with ranch and dried fruit in my sons lunch.

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