Tips for Saving Money on Kids Lunches Throughout The Week

Kids are going to be starting school soon, if they haven’t already. Have you thought about their lunches? I don’t know about you, but I get a little bit stressed out when I think about how much money I have to prepare to spend for my kids. I do have a 6 foot tall, 250 pound 13 year old though…so maybe that adds to my bill a little bit. 

Anyway….a couple of years ago, I figured out some tricks to saving a significant amount of money on my kids school lunches. If you are ready to hear them, get ready and take some notes. You are going to have so much more cash in your food budget after this! 

Tips for Saving Money on Kids Lunches Throughout the Week

Use Coupons

Okay, you knew that was going to be there. I use coupons for EVERYTHING. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I will say though, that my husband gets pretty tired of it. I use coupons for travel, for clothes, for household products, and of course for GROCERIES! The cool thing is this time of year there are often lots of coupons available for lunch items. Check your store’s club card, your sunday paper,, this website, the product FB pages and websites and anywhere else you typically see coupons. 

Shop Amazon

Amazon is a great place to shop for bulk items and sometimes you can score really good deals on food items. I recently bought 6 boxes of Kind Granola bars for $7! Go to 

Shop the Dollar Store

Down at the dollar store, find you whatever you holla for” Okay…no more song lyrics. Seriously though, the dollar store is a great place to find food items, especially for the more snacky kind of items. 

Meal Prep

Spend one day each week (Sunday for us) when you put lunches together for the week ahead. Without this kind of preparation, it’s easy to grab last minute items!