She Shoots & Scores! Grab & Go at Walgreens #SnackMadness

by Maria on March 9, 2013

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It’s Friday night & I just got off of of work. Although I’m so excited that the weekend is here, I’m also thinking of all the chores that need to get done. Being a busy mother means we have to fine ways that can save us time & money in my everyday life. Walgreens was my late night stop that evening. I brought my almost 13 yr old with me to pick up some of the items I needed to host a last minute get together at my house. Although I have a ton of chores this weekend, I’ll also be watching the College Basketball Tournaments on television. My family loves sports and it’s something I grew up with as well, so watching the College Basketball Tournaments is a great way to bond & encourage my little ones to get their bodies moving.

I grew up playing sports, so keeping our children active in team sports was just came natural for us. Whether we are watching a college basketball game in the living room, playing softball in the backyard on a Spring day, or sitting on the stands watching our children play on their team sports that season, we are connecting as a family and creating wonderful memories that I hope my children can continue with their own families as they grow older.

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Tonight though, I’m picking up some snack items and Walgreens has everything I need. From Coke Zero to frozen meatballs, I can create some fun party foods without the long lines of a ‘big box’ store or overpriced small neighborhood grocery store. While I was there, I also made my way to the Easter Aisle to see what I can pick up for the kid’s Easter Basket’s. Like many families, time is of the essence for me. I was at my neighborhood Walgreens for about 15 minutes from entrance to check out lane. I can definitely live with that! The moments I have when I’m not working, I would much rather spend with my family versus in a grocery store getting distracted from my shopping list.


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My husband made 1 request when I left for Walgreens. He is a HUGE peanut butter fan so he asked for some Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. We knew we had to include that into our trip to Walgreens. I also picked up some frozen pizza since it’s an easy family pleaser. After our snacks were bought, my daughter asked if we could rent a movie from RedBox. Since movie rentals are $1.00, the price is right!! Besides, it’s Friday night. My party days are over with, why not enjoy a family movie with the kids after a long week tucked under my belt.
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One of my favorite recent memories was taking the kids to an LSU Basketball Game. My (now) 8 year old is die hard LSU Football Fan, so taking him to Baton Rouge to get the full LSU experience was such a treat. We saw the real life “Mike the Tiger”, met LSU Cheerleaders and were given basketball trading cards for the kids. I look back on those memories and think how it also gave them a positive outlook on now just basketball but team sports in general. Being a team sports family is a lot of hard work and time consuming, but when you can incorporate ways to save time & money (like shopping at Walgreens) it makes your overall weekly chore seem like a making a game winning basketball shot!

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Michele March 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

There is a Walgreen’s not too far from me–right down the street from where I go to get cat food. I guess I’m going to go and check out their food section which I did not know they had–Thank you for the info! Have fun watching all that sports with your family!


Jen-Eighty MPH Mom March 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm

What a fun night! Lots of snacks and a movie. It doesn’t get better than that!


Heidi March 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Awesome post! I am a huge fan of all the products you mentioned. I wish our Walgreen was closer:)


Dawn March 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Looks like a great weekend! I am with you $1 being the right price! I think it is insane to pay $5-$6 to rent a movie!



Victoria March 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I love my Walgreen’s they carry cute items for every holiday.


Andrea Kruse March 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm

We are always up for a good movie night! Yes, I would also rather spend more time with my family than on mundane chores like shopping. Any opportunity to get in and out quickly are always welcome.


Cinny March 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Awesome! I didn’t even know there were Nice! Chicken nuggets and stuff. I’ll look for them the next time I go there.


Paula Schuck March 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Well I visited my first Walgreens this summer at Blogher. It has a little but of everything there, doesn’t it?


Angela March 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm

My family also likes to have good snacks to watch sports. Looks like you scored big at Walgreens!


NIckida March 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm

The redboxes in Baltimore are more than a dollar. It’s like $1.29 before tax. I miss when it was just a dollar. I also love the 24 hr Walgreens, its right next to us.


Melissa from { hungryfoodlove } March 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I wish there was a Walgreens near my house. I see how convenient that would be.


Patty Hancock March 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I love shopping at Walgreens. The stores are spacious and laid out well and their prices are very fair.


Isabel Garcia March 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Walgreens saves you time so you can spend more time with your precious family. I loved all your pictures! My family likes to buy non perishable items in bulk, so we don’t have to spend too much time shopping.


maria @close to home March 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I would have loved this shop. My father was always a walgreens shopper for last minute things to include xmas gifts!! Great job.


Cara March 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Because I never return the movies on time we’ve dumped Redbox for Amazon or Direct TV PPV, in the end it cost me the same. Love Walgreens for Easter goodies.


Krystle(Baking Beauty) March 10, 2013 at 3:09 am

I love walgreens! I go for the makeup, but always end up picking up some snacks/decor items too.


Bohemian Babushka March 11, 2013 at 2:09 am

Love checking out the deals at Walgreens. What a fun family night. BB2U


nina March 11, 2013 at 2:51 am

can you believe i have never been to a walgreens? aqui no tenemos :P pero i will visit one when we are in LA in April :)


Maria March 11, 2013 at 3:21 am

Nina, I understand. They are great! you can buy almost anything there. Milk, get photos prints, birthday cards, pharmacy items etc. Plus they even sell vino! :)


Sarah BB @ East9thStreet March 13, 2013 at 1:54 am

I sure could go for a Coke Zero right now! Love how fast you were in and out of Walgreens! It takes that long to park at my big box store!


Alejandra Ramirez March 17, 2013 at 2:40 am

I love Walgreens! Thanks God there is one close to home, where I can get stuffs when I don’t feel like to go to the Supermarket, also have the discount card.


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