Another Gardein Printable Coupon

Gardein Coupon

I know that I just posted a coupon for Gardein products, but there is another source that we can print a coupon for $1.00 off of any Gardin product. So, if you’re like me, then stock up on some Gardein products while you have coupons.

New Gardein Printable Coupon!

Gardein TrioOkay, I have recently been obsessed with trying Gardein products and I can’t wait to try another new product. To help out with my new obsession, I found that Gardein is offering a printable coupon for $1.00 off of any Gardein product. You can print the coupon twice per computer, which means even more Gardein treats. So, if you haven’t tried their products yet, why not print the coupon and try the products for $1.00 less!I have only tried three of their products and have been pleasantly surprised by how much I like them. I have tried the 7-Grain Chick’n Tenders, the Mandarin Orange Chick’n, and the Black Bean Chipotle Veggie Burger. I am wanting to try the new Fishless Fillets, but who know what I will try next. Just click the blue link above to print the coupon.

Vegan Shopping Trip #4

vegan shopping trip 4

I spent a little more money this week, but I got a few products that are some staples that last me a long time. I also splurged on the Gardein Mandarin Chick’n because they weren’t on sale, but I am really glad that I tried them because they are amazing.

Kroger

Bought 1 Gardein Mandarin Orange Chick’n $4.49 regular price

Kroger Quick Oats $3.49 regular price

Simple Truth Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips $2.49 sale price

Kroger Garbanzo Beans $1.59 sale price

Private Selection Artichoke Hearts $1.79 sale price

Green Pepper $0.89 sale price

Hass Avacado $0.99 sale price

Bought Kroger Baby Bella Mushrooms $2.29

Bought 2 Cabbages $3.60 together

Bought 1 Earth Balance Original Butter $3.99 regular price

Bought 1 Kroger Frozen Hashbrowns $1.99 sale price

 

Bought 18 lb bag of Grapefruit $7.99 sale price (I clearly have a grapefruit addiction)

Used $2.00/$10.00 produce purchase from Kroger’s personalized digital coupons that they send to me every now and then. The grapefruit was not $10.00 alone, but with all of the produce that I got, I definitely met the $10.00 requirement.

Received $0.25 rebate through Snap

Final Price: $5.74

 

Bought 1 Texas Pete Cha Sriracha Sauce $2.49 sale price

Used $1.00/1 – Texas Pete Cha Sriracha Sauce – (kroger.com) No longer available

Final Price: $1.49

 

Bananas $1.73

Received $0.25 rebate through Checkout 51

Final Price: $1.48

 

Bought 2 Kettle Brand Chips $5.00 sale price together

Used one $1.00/2 – Kettle Brand Kettle Chips, 4 oz or larger – (coupons.com)

Final Price: $4.00 together

 

Bought Simple Truth Organic Baby Spinach $4.99 sale price

Used $0.50/1 – Simple Truth Salad Mix, any variety- (kroger.com) No longer available

Final Price: $4.49

 

Total before coupons and rebates: $49.80

Total after coupons and rebates: $44.80

I only saved $5.00 this week, but Kroger didn’t have any special promotions going on.

Top Rebate Apps for Smartphones

Top smartphone app logosIf you have seen Ibotta mentioned before, then you probably know that it rebate apps can be very beneficial to save a little extra money. Having a smartphone can really make you some extra money when you use these apps. The way the apps work is when you buy a product that has a rebate available on any of the apps, you take a picture of your receipt through the app and, depending on the app, scan the bar-code of the products that you bought. Each of the apps listed below is slightly different, but the overall process is the same. You won’t receive a ton of money at one time, but the rebates really add up after a while, even the $0.25 rebates. The majority of the apps even have rebates available on generic or store brand products, including produce, which can be helpful in the long run. If you have a smartphone, try installing these apps and give them a try. It won’t take long to figure out how to use them, but you can always ask me a question if you need help operating them.

  • Ibotta (Smartphone Only)
    • Enter the following code when signing up, bgcwgq
  • Checkout 51 (Smartphone and Computer)
  • Shopmium (Smartphone Only)
    • Enter the following code when signing up, MHEHCKPL. You will receive an offer for a free Lindt Chocolate Bar. Most of the bars are not vegan, but you may be able to find one of the dark chocolate bars that are vegan.
  • Snap by Groupon (Smartphone Only)
  • BerryCart (Smartphone Only)
  • SavingStar (Smartphone and Computer)
    • SavingStar started out as a website that provided eCoupons, but some of the stores, such as Kroger, work like the other apps listed above.

Food Review: Gardein Crispy Tenders

gardein crispy chick'n tendersThese crispy chick’n tenders that are made by Gardein are amazing. It is a little odd calling them chicken tenders because it makes me think of chickens, but I promise you that these are not meat. In fact, the Gardein brand of crispy tenders are a certified vegan product. To start with, I feel a little weird eating them because they are very similar to animal chicken tenders that I have eaten before deciding to go vegan. I didn’t want to try these because I miss chicken, I just wanted to try these so that I would be able to recommend products to people that actually do crave the taste and texture of meat. Now, I am not going to say that these taste identical to a chicken tender, but they are really good. My parents also tried the Gardein crispy tenders and they both said that they liked the tenders and would buy them again.

These are by far the best tasting “meat-replacement” that I have tried since going vegan. I honestly haven’t tried many “meat-replacements (only about four) because I don’t feel the need to replace meat with a product that is supposed to resemble meat. Because they can be a little pricey, I would rather eat additional veggies, legumes, or grains to get more protein. But, I do like experimenting with some new products every once in a while. The tenders are really high protein and like the package says, I think that kids would love these tenders. They remind me somewhat of McDonald’s chicken nuggets mixed with chicken tenders, except they are better, healthier, and cruelty free. The only thing is that you don’t want to eat these type of products everyday and not include other items in your meal. There aren’t many nutrients in most of their products, so you will still want to have plenty of fruits and veggies throughout the day.

Gardein makes a ton of different meatless products that I have heard were really good, but I have yet to try them. But, if the rest of their products are like the crispy tenders, then it will probably be one of my favorite brands. I will say that the Gardein brand is not organic, but it is a more accessible and slightly cheaper meatless product that it available to more people. I don’t shop at Walmart, but I think that they carry some Gardein products. Not all stores carry the full array of products made by Gardein, but they will probably carry three or four. My local Kroger carries the fishless filets, a couple veggie burgers, chick’n sliders, homestyle beefless tips, and a few more. So, go to your local store to see what varieties they carry and give them a try.

Vegan Shopping Trip #3

vegan shopping trip 3 part 1 vegan shopping trip 3 part 2Here is my third vegan shopping trip, which was to Kroger. I bought a lot more processed foods than I normally do, but these products will last a while. I also had some produce left over from last week, such as pineapple, cabbage, mushrooms, etc. I wasn’t able to get all of the items in one picture, so I did one picture with produce and the products that are kept cold, and another picture with the remaining products. There are a few products that I am not sure are 100% vegan, but right now, as long gelatin, milk, whey, and eggs are not listed as an ingredient, then I am okay buying the product. I have not yet learned all of the ingredients that may not be vegetarian, such as certain additives and vitamins. So, I am just doing the best that I can until I know better.

There was a promotion at Kroger this week where you will save $5.00 instantly at checkout when you buy 5 participating items. You may notice that I don’t have items in groups of five, but this is because my parents bought some products that were included in the promotion, but were not vegan. In the end, I saved almost 40% on all of the products.

Kroger (Buy 5, Save $5.00)

Bought 1 Post Grape Nuts Cereal $2.99 sale price

Buy 5, Save $5.00 Promotion

Final Price: $1.99


 

Bought 1 Cascadian Granola Bar $2.99 sale price

Buy 5, Save $5.00 Promotion

Used $0.75/1 – Cascadian Product, any – (coupons.com)

Final Price: $1.24


 

Bought 1 Skippy Natural Peanut Butter $2.79 sale price

Buy 5, Save $5.00 Promotion

Final Price: $1.79


 

Bought 1 Skinny Girl Popcorn $2.99 sale price

Buy 5, Save $5.00 Promotion

Used $1.00/1 – Skinny Girl Popcorn Product – (smartsource.com)

Final Price: $0.99


 

Bought 2 Tabasco Hot Sauce $3.00 sale price together

Buy 5, Save $5.00 Promotion

Used two $0.50/1 – Tabasco Product – (coupons.com)

Final Price: Free


 

V8 Healthy Greens Juice Drink $2.99 sale price

Buy 5, Save $5.00 Promotion

Used $1.00/1 – V8 New Juice Drink, select varieties – (coupons.com)

Final Price: $0.99

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