I’m a connecter. And I love connecting people with people. And people with new recipes to try. And people with great ways to give back. This is one of the things that I’ve learned about myself as I’ve emerged as a blogger, author, blogger coach and event coordinator…I just love people and connecting them with what they need to help them move forward on whatever path that is before them.
Just last week, I connected a friend who is a speaker, author and authority in the homeschool space with another friend who is a hilarious blogger, memoir author…who both just so happen to have the same literary agent but had not connected yet. What those 2 could pull of together, I can’t wait to see what it is…connection is powerful.
With the blogging events that I’ve coordinated over the past 5 years, our motto has always been and always will be…create win-win situations for all parties involved – speakers, partners, attendees. Same philosophy goes when I’m working and consulting with other companies in the online and grocery deals space. Win-win.
Connecting people and creating win-win scenarios. Plus helping people spend less money on their groceries through coupons and meal plans, my other passion. Put these two together and my heart is literally bursting!
When this fantastic holiday giving opportunity came through my inbox, I gladly jumped at the chance to share it with you. To connect you with it. So what’s this crazy opportunity all about…
On November 2, there will be coupons in national newspapers for Crisco and Pillsbury products that help you share the goodness this season and make every meal matter.
For every Crisco and Pillsbury coupon redeemed, The J.M Smucker Co. will donate the equivalent of three meals to Feeding America.
Every $1 helps provide 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. The J.M Smucker Co. has committed to provide up to six million meals ($600,000 donation) to Feeding America and will make a minimum donation of 4.5 million meals (a $450,000 donation).
But I’m really not about ‘minimum donations’…I’m all about hitting that SIX MILLION MEAL MARK.
We’ll consider this the kickoff for our annual holiday feast coupon round up…but with these coupons, we get to help so many people who are in need this holiday season with meals from Feeding America. This holiday season, you have the opportunity to help families who struggle with hunger, while also creating more memorable meals and moments of your own…because every meal matters! Seriously, #everymealmatters!
Before we get to the fun part about saving and giving, I wanted to share a few tips on spending less on your holiday feast with you (and I’ll be sharing some other ones on my Twitter, Instagram & Facebook accounts over the next few days…like a savings tips scavenger hunt!). You can also find some great tips and ideas on my #everymealmatters Pinterest board!
When it comes to holiday feast shopping, wait until the week of the feast to get the very lowest prices on all your ingredients. If you’re worried about braving the crowds, sneak into the store early in the morning or late at night to take advantage of all the great sales.
Use my $5 concept for your holiday feast…$5 per person, if you are hosting and preparing the meal, or $5 per side dish that you plan on bringing to the feast. If you are having 12 people around your table, plan what you can make for $60 and then ask others to bring the other parts of the meal so you don’t have to take on the total cost of the meal. If you are bringing a side dish, play the sales and coupon game to get the ingredients you need to make the side for under $5.
Write down EVERYTHING you’ll need on a piece of paper or add your shopping list to your favorite app and then hit the store. All the shiny bells and whistles that stores put out during the holidays can easily distract you from getting only what you went into the store to purchase. Challenge yourself to not purchase ANYTHING that’s NOT.ON.THE.LIST!
So what do you have to do?
Check participating newspapers THIS Sunday, November 2, for Crisco® and Pillsbury® coupons that help you share the goodness this season and make every meal matter…for you and for someone else!
Use the coupons that come out in this weekend’s newspaper…Clip and redeem and save big on holiday feast ingredients!
And then a donation will be made based on the coupon redemption. Easy, peasy.
Every $1 helps provide 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks!
You save, someone else gets a meal. We all do this together and a whole lotta people get a meal from Feeding America and The J.M Smucker Co! Win-Win! Everybody’s happy!
Visit Power of Family Meals for more information!
Now, let’s work together friend to get those 6 million meals donated!!!
xoxo ~ Erin