Fourth of July, summer’s halfway point, is only a few weeks away. What are your plans for Independence Day? Are you running a Firecracker 5K? Are you planning to watch the fireworks while sitting on a blanket? Are you hosting an epic Independence Day celebration?
Hosting a fun Fourth of July party? Yeah that’s what I thought.
Military spouses love to organize a patriotic potluck for our nation’s birthday. It could be an afternoon picnic with your closest friends or this national holiday may be the best excuse to plan a neighborhood block party and meet the new families in your on-base neighborhood.
Whatever the reason for your Fourth of July party, now is the time to finalize your menu, create a shopping list and buy the food you need for your get-together.
Hosting a party doesn’t have to break your budget, spend less by purchasing everything you need from your military commissary.
Let’s start with the main dish for your Fourth of July party. Will it be hamburgers or hot dogs?
Ball Park franks are on sale. You can get 2 15-ounce packs for $3 at your commissary this month. Select varieties of Oscar Mayer franks are also on sale. The sale price is $2.79 for those hot dogs. There’s a coupon for $0.55 off when you buy 2 packages of Bar-S franks.
Don’t forget to pick up ketchup, mustard and pickles. Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard is on sale for $0.89. Select varieties of Vlasic pickles are on sale at the commissary. The oval hamburger dill chip pickles are only $1.19 for a 16-ounce jar. You can save $0.55 on Claussen pickles with this coupon.
If you’re thinking burgers, but don’t want beef, you can buy turkey burgers instead. The Butterball Everyday Original Seasoned Turkey Burgers are on sale at your commissary. The price is $4.50. If you like to make your own patties, use this coupon to save $1.50 on the purchase of 2 packages of Jennie-O ground turkey.
You can save $0.55 on Sargento Natural Cheese Slices when you load that coupon on your Commissary Rewards Card. This digital coupon expires on August 15.
Once you make your decision on the main dish, next up are your side dishes. Will it be potato chips or potato salad?
Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips are on sale for the entire month of June. The price is $2.39 per bag.
I’m also a big fan of the Lay’s 50-count classic mix snack pack. I buy one of these whenever we are hosting a party with lots of children. With these smaller bags, the kids can pick their favorite chips and I don’t have to buy a variety of larger bags. Lay’s 50-count classic mix pack is on sale for $11.99.
Commissary rewards card members can save $1 on 2 popchip bags with its digital coupon.
Finally, it’s time to make a decision on my favorite part of a Fourth of July party: the desserts!
You will be inspired to create a red, white and blue dessert after you read these recipes submitted by MilitaryShoppers readers. There’s a 4th of July Cake, JELL-O® Easy Patriotic Pie and Patriotic Gelatin Salad. After browsing through these recipes, don’t forget to look for digital coupons to save money on the ingredients.
You can save $0.75 on 2 cans of Dole canned fruit at your commissary with this coupon. Also, Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese is on sale at your commissary. Be sure to stock up since the price is 2 for $5 and we all know that cream cheese makes any dessert delicious.
You can also save money on your Fourth of July party by buying your paper products at your commissary. Save $1 on both Hefty Foam Plates and Hefty Easy Grip Cups. This coupon is available to Commissary Reward Card holders. The coupon expires on August 31.
You can also save $1 on Hefty trash bags with this coupon. It’s always good to have extra trash bags on hand for holiday parties.