Let’s celebrate Memorial Day and the 4th of July with an iconic American tradition, a barbecue!

But don’t let the holiday squeeze your budget. Follow these rules and throw a good ol’ American barbecue for less!


1. Use Krazy Coupon Lady App coupons to find all the deals!

Looking for a deal on hot dogs? Mustard? Napkins? Just search the KCL app for printable coupons and rebate offers so you get the best deal on everything.


2. Check Ibotta’s Summer Rebates for beer, chips, ground beef, buns, popsicles, charcoal, and more.

Scroll all the way down on the homepage of Ibotta’s app. The last section, “Featured Categories,” contains a “Summer Rebates” option, where you’ll find all their barbecue-friendly rebates in one place. Bless them!


3. Score even more rebates with Fetch.

Fetch is very similar to Ibotta, so why get another rebate app? More cash back! Fetch offers unique rebates and several “any brand” options which I love.

They don’t promote a ton of deals at once (definitely way fewer than Ibotta), but I always find one or two extra rebates with their app.


4. Use SavingStar for lettuce and tomatoes.

SavingStar offers rebates on select fruits and veggies, so be sure to check out their deals for burger toppings like lettuce and tomatoes or healthy sides like apples and carrots.



5. Buy paper products and plastic utensils at the drugstore.

Paper plates, napkins and utensils are a steal at Walgreens and Rite Aid! Especially when you stack printable coupons and rebates.


6. Purchase hot dogs at Target or Kroger.

Target seems to discount their hot dogs every summer; they’re often over 50% off before any coupons or rebates! Kroger also marks down hot dogs during summer months, sometimes including them in mix and match savings events.


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7. Get buns at Walmart or Dollar Tree. (Or Whole Foods if you’re gluten free!)

Walmart and Dollar Tree sell brands like Oroweat and Ball Park for super cheap. I can get a pack for less than a dollar after coupons and rebates!

Also, Udi’s gluten-free buns frequently go on sale at Whole Foods, making them the perfect coupon-stacking choice for GF families.


8. Score the best deals on condiments at Walmart, Target or dollar stores.

Since condiments are already inexpensive, stacking a sale price, coupon and rebate at one of these stores often turns the purchase into a moneymaker!



9. Buy ground beef and block cheese from ALDI.

Even though ALDI doesn’t accept coupons, they often have the best final price on ground beef and block cheese. If you don’t live near an ALDI, Walmart and Target usually have good prices for these items too.

(Psst! Don’t get their shredded cheese–I promise you, it’s gross! Plus check out this list of 17 Things You Should Never Buy at ALDI.)


10. Never buy chips without a coupon or rebate.

Chips go on sale pretty much everywhere, and most retailers accept coupons, participate in rebates, or both. We post so many deals for chips–I know there’s no excuse for paying full price!


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