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!

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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!

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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:)

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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!

Dawn

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Victoria March 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bohemian Babushka March 11, 2013 at 2:09 am

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

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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 :)

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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! :)

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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!

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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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