Monday, December 28, 2009

Meijer Deals 12/27-1/2

Just a reminder, that I am using a West Michigan sale ad and my Meijer does NOT double coupons! Also check the two pages of Mealbox coupons there are several cpns that match items in this week's ad! Please let me know if there is something that I missed and I will take the time to update my deals listing.


***Buy 2 Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials, Get One Gallon Meijer Milk FREE (max Value $3.00) limit 1 offer per transaction.

***Buy One Fresh Step Scoop Cat Liter 20lbs @ $8.99, Get One Meijer Cat Treats FREE.


Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin $1.59/lb

Coca Cola Products 12pk/12oz cans or 6-8pk bottles 4/$11 (limit 4)

Jack's 12" Original or Half and Half Pizza $1.99 (limit 3)

Lay's Potato Chips $1.97

Kraft Miracle Whip 32 oz (reg. or light) $1.99

Aunt Millie's Butter Top Bread or Homestyle Hamburger or Hot dog buns 2/$2

Garden Fresh Original Hummus or Salsa ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Meijer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 64oz pkg $7.49 ($1.88/lb)

Meijer Gallon Milk 2/$4 (limit 4)

Smithfield Bacon 16oz pkg $2.29

Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast $3.99
$3/2 cpn
$1/2 Mealbox cpn

Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers Select Varieties 2/$5
$1/2 cpn 10-18 S
$1/2 cpn

Healthy Choice Frozen Meals Assorted Varieties $1.99
$1/2 cpn 10-18 S
$1/2 cpn
$1/5 Mealbox cpn

Little Debbie Family Packs 12-16.2oz $1.25
75/1 cpn 09-27 S(cpn is for Chocolate Cupcake Variety if included) cpn exp 12/31

Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough 16-16.5oz All Varieties $1.99
$1/1 cpn 11-01 RP(cpn exp 12/31)
$1/2 Mealbox cpn
$1/1 cpn

I Cant Believe Its not Butter All Varieties $1.39
75/2 cpn 11-15 RP

Freschetta Original, Brickoven or PizzAmore 18-28oz $3.99
$1/1 cpn 11-15 S

Dannon Danactive or Activia Yogurt 4pk All Varieties 2/$4
$1/1 cpn 12-06 S

Snyders Pretzels or Tortilla Chips Select Varieties $1.99
$1/2 cpn 12-06 S


Nature Made Vitamins & Supplements ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Osteo Bi-Flex ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Knox Nutra Joint ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Ester C ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Disney Kids Multi Vitamins 60or180ct ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Dynamo Liquid Laundry Detergent 100oz Assorted Varieties ~~ BUY One get Two FREE!

Sundown Vitamins and Suplements ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!
$1/1 cpn 11-15 RP

Revlon Lip Color or Age Defying Facial Cosmetics ~~ 40% OFF
$2/1 cpn 12-13 S

Always Liner 66-120ct $5
B1G1 cpn 12-27 PG

Always Maxis 29-48ct $5
B1G1 cpn 12-27 PG

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste and Liquid Gels 3/$6
$1/1 cpn 12-27 PG

Tampax 40ct $5
B1G1 cpn 12-27 PG

***Please take the time to check out your local ad, which you can find here.  IF Meijer is not your store of choice, head over to BeCentsAble's Grocery Gathering

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $160.56

I did my major grocery shopping last week before the stores(and me) really started getting very busy with the holiday rush.  I was planning on just needing to stop in the stores long enough to keep milk in the house but found out that I was going to be hosting the family Christmas day dinner at my house.  Which meant that my plans of no more shopping until the beginning of the new year was not going to happen!  I made a stop at Gordon Food Service rather than going to a local grocery store and spent $20.15 after my 5% discount($1.01) to grab a 7.37lb spiral ham at $1.61/lb, 3lbs shredded hashbrowns, 2lbs baby carrots, and 500ct muffin paper liners that I needed to make it through the holidays.  I didn't include the Gordon's run in the totals below because I am not sure how much(if any) of it will be reimbursed by my family.

Not only did I make to my regular grocery stores but I went to the bread outlet and made my monthly run to Sam's Club.

Here is the breakdown of the last major shopping of 2009:

Aunt Millie's Bakery Outlet:

  • 2 pkgs brown n serve rolls $1.58 (reg. $1.89 each)
  • 6 pkgs 8ct. hamburg buns $4.14 (reg. $1.99 each)
  • 2 pkgs 12 ct powdered sugar donuts $1.49 (reg. $2.89 each)
  • 4 loaves sandwich bread $3.56 (reg. $1.69 each)
Total OOP: $10.77
Total Savings: $17.49
Total without going to the outlet: $28.26

  • 5.68 lbs split chicken breasts $5.62
  • 23.05 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts $38.95
  • 2 pkgs cream cheese 88¢
  • 4 dozen eggs $2.97
  • 2 lbs cheese $3.96
  • 1 lb shredded cheese $1.98
  • 2 bottles apple juice $2.34
  • 2 jars applesauce $2.34
  • 1 box toaster strudel 89¢
  • 1 pkg Pillsbury Simply cookie dough 99¢
  • 2 pkgs Pillsbury cookie dough $1.98
  • 2 bottles Ocean Spray juice $3.56
  • 1 bag pretzels $2.49
  • 1 bag Reames egg noodles $2.24
  • 3-12 pk Dr. Pepper $11.22 (with bottle deposit)
  • 2 bags Lays potato chips $3.98
  • 1 box popcorn shrimp $3.99
  • 2 bags dark chocolate M&Ms $3.00
  • 2 bags peanut holiday M&Ms $3.00
  • 1 block Velveeta cheese $3.74
  • 4 boxes brown n serve sausage links $4.00
  • 2 pkgs lil' smokie sausages $4.00
  • 4lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders $7.99
Total OOP after $1 off shopping order cpn: $115.05
Total Savings: $82.23
Total without sales and coupons: $197.28

Family Fare: 
  • 6 Totinos pizza $7.00
  • 1 family pk. Gortons fish fillets $5.59
  • 4 bags frozen corn $2.61
  • 1/2 gallon buttermilk $2.59
  • 4 tubes Pillsbury crescent rolls $5.28
  • 4 tubes Pillsbury cinnamon rolls $5.26
  • 16 cans DelMonte veggies $8.04
  • 6 boxes Kleenex $8.54(with tax)
  • 2 bags Betty Crocker cookie mix $2.53
  • 2 pks Chi Chi snacker salsa $2.58
  • 4 boxes Jello instant chocolate pudding $2.40
  • .68 lbs thin cut top round steak $2.47
  • 9.46lbs ground beef $16.93
  • 2 boxes Pillsbury cake mix $1.76
  • 16lbs potatoes $2.99
  • 2 gallons milk $4.00
  • 2 containers Breyers icecream $4.54
Total OOP after $3.90 bottle refund: $81.21
Total Savings: $60.84
Total without sales and coupons: $142.05

Grand Total OOP: $207.03
Grand Total Savings: $160.56
Grand Total without sales, bread outlets, and coupons: $367.59

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

1 Corithians 13---Christmas Version

I was looking through my archives and found this poem that I posted a couple of years ago when I was just getting my blog started.  It really still speaks to my heart, so I decided to repost it and share it again with everyone. We can bake cookies, cook extravagant meals, decorate the house inside(every room!) and out for the Christmas and totally forget what our focus should be not just during the holiday season but all year long! We need to keep our focus on the real Reason for the season! Christ came as a baby so that He could give us the ultimate gift of love by dying on the cross for our sins! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,
strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,
but do not show love to my family,
I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen,
baking dozens of Christmas cookies,
preparing gourmet meals and arranging
a beautifully adorned table at mealtime:
I’m just another cook.

If I work at a soup kitchen,
carol in the nursing home,
and give all that I have to charity;
but do not show love to my family,
it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels
and crocheted snowflakes,
attend a myriad of holiday parties
and sing in the choir’s cantata
but do not focus on Christ,I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love does not envy another’s home
that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way,
but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love does not give only to those who are able
to give in return; but rejoices in giving
to those who cannot.

Love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
and endures all things.
Love never fails.

Video games will break,
pearl necklaces will be lost,
golf clubs will rust,
but giving the gift of love will endure.

~~~~Author Unknown~~~~

Meijer Deals 12/20-12/26

Just a reminder, that I am using a West Michigan sale ad and my Meijer does NOT double coupons! Also check the two pages of Mealbox coupons there are several cpns that match items in this week's ad! Please let me know if there is something that I missed and I will take the time to update my deals listing.


***BUY 4 Kraft Chees Get ONE Ritz Snack Crackers FREE!!! (7.5-16oz pkg) Limit 1
***BUY 2 Oscar Mayer Deli Bacon items get ONE Meijer Grade A Large White Eggs FREE!


Aunt Millies Homestyle Bread 24oz loaf OR Honey Hot dog or Hamburger Buns 8ct pkg $1.25

Boneless Chuckeye Roast $2.69/lb

Doritos 11.5-14.5oz Select Varieties $1.97

Homegrown Russet Potatoes 10lb bag $1.19

Kraft Cool Whip 8oz 88¢

Meijer Brown and Serve Rolls 12 ct 98¢

Meijer Vegetables 14.5-15.25 oz can 3/$1 (limit 6)

Organic Russet Potatoes 5lb bag $2.49

Nestle Morsels 10-12 oz. Selected Varieties $1.99
50/1 cpn 11-01 RP

Pillsbury Cookie Mix 17.5oz $1.29
40/1 cpn 11-08 RP

Pillsbury Family Brownies 19.5oz $1.29
40/1 cpn 11-08 RP

Pillsbury Frosting 12-16oz $1.29
40/1 cpn 11-08 RP

Pillsbury Quick Bread Mix $1.79
40/1 cpn 11-08 RP

Alouette Creme de Brie 5-7oz pkg 2/$5
$1/1 cpn 11-08 S

Alouette Spreadable Cheese 6-6.5oz pkg. 2/$5
55/1 cpn 11-08 S

Splenda products ~~ 25% off
$1.50/2 cpn 11-08 RP

Kings Hawaiian rolls 12ct or Round loaf 16oz 2/$5
$1/2 cpn 11-15 RP

Land O Lakes Butter 1 lb. or 15 oz. Spreadable $1.99
50/1 cpn 11-15 S(cpn is for spreadable)
$1/2 Mealbox cpn (cpn for quarters)

Oscar Mayer Bacon 12-16oz pkg $2.89
75/1 cpn 11-15 S

Parkay or Fleischmanns Margarine select varieties 99¢
75/2 cpn 11-15 S (cpn for Parkay products)

Reddi Wip whipped topping 7oz can All Varieties $1.99
50/1 cpn 11-15 S

Kraft Chunk, Shredded, Cubes, Crumbles or Stick Cheese 5-8oz pkg All Varieties $1.49
$1/2 cpn 11-22 S

Bob Evans Fresh Pork Roll Sausage, Sausage Gravey or Biscuites and Gravy 13.5-20oz pkg 2/$5
25/1 cpn 12-06 S
25/1 cpn 11-15 S

Post Cereal -Select Varieties- 12.5-20oz $1.69
$1/2 cpn 12-06 S

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 12-16oz tube All Varieties 99¢
30/2 cpn 12-13 GM
40/3 cpn 12-06 S
30/2 cpn 11-15 GM
40/3 cpn 11-22 S
40/3  cpn 11-08 S
30/2 cpn 10-04 GM(expires 12/26)
30/2 cpn

Welchs Cocktail Fruit Juices 64oz carton All Varieties $1.99
$1/1 cpn 12-13 S


Heath Suet Cakes All single pack varieties ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Air Wick Freshmatic I-Motion Compact Kit 1ct $7.99
$5/1 cpn 11-15 S

All Laundry Detergent Liquid 32-50oz or powder 40oz Assorted Varieties $3.49
$2/1 cpn 12-06 RP(cpn is for 2X Ultra or Small and Mighty)

Listerine Cool Mint or Freshburst 500ml 2/$5
$1/1 cpn 12-06 RP

Snuggle Fabric Softener: Liquid 32oz or sheets 80ct Assorted Varieties $3.39
$2/1 cpn 12-06 RP

***Please take the time to check out your local ad, which you can find here.  IF Meijer is not your store of choice, head over to BeCentsAble's Grocery Gathering

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Home Looks Like Christmas!

Welcome to my home!!!!

This is a fresh swag of greens and berries that is gracing my front door. 

Here is our nativity set.  We have it on shelf over our window in our living room.  It is one of the first things someone would see walking into the room.  

Here is a poinsettia flower arrangement that I put together myself that I have setting on my desk.

Here is our fresh cut tree.  We get a fresh cut tree every year. We decorate it with white lights and various silver, red, and gold ornaments.  We also have several special ornaments, like Hallmark's baby's first Christmas that are adorning our tree.

We have snowman that are starting to appear on our tree too!  The snowman ornament on the left is a snowman family that we got when we just had four kids!  The snowman ornament on the right is a glass ornament and it came in a set with five others and they are scattered around on our tree. 

Here is another swag that we have setting on our entertainment center.  Also on the entertainment center is our stack of Christmas CDs that we listen to often during the holidays.

Phillips, Craig, and Dean's Christmas CD is one of my favorites while hubby loves the Ray Coniff singers!

I love having the simple decorations around the house! The basket of pine cones and the winter scene tins are just few of the simple decorations that you will find around my house.  These decorations are such that I can leave up through the winter months without feeling like they are just "Christmas decorations".

This year I add a few things to my decorations in my living room.  These items are on the top of a bookcase.  There is the ceramic Christmas bell that I made with my Grandma, who has passed away, when I was five. There is a bunch of poinsettia flowers and snowman.  The ceramic church in the picture was my hubby's Grandma's, who also has passed away and it was given to us because we were the only other ones in the family that actually went to church. The picture of the man in uniform is my hubby's Grandfather who served in World War II.  This picture was taken back during the war. I love having this picture part of the decorations because it reminds me to pray for our current men and women in the armed forces that are at home and abroad!

Thank you for stopping by my home today!  I hope that you enjoyed your visit!

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Meijer Deals 12/13-12/19

Just a reminder, that I am using a West Michigan sale ad and my Meijer does NOT double coupons! Also check the two pages of Mealbox coupons there are several cpns that match items in this week's ad! Please let me know if there is something that I missed and I will take the time to update my deals listing.


~~BUY any FIVE 8oz or larger Kellogg's Cereal listed in ad, get ONE Meijer Gallon Milk FREE instantly!

~~Buy $25 worth of any Purina Products, Get $5 off instantly at the register! Also there is Meijer coupons here for a $1/1 Purina Puppy or Kitten Chow and $1/3 Purina Dog or Cat Treats!


California Sweet Seedless Navel Oranges 4lb bag 2/$4

Certified Angus Beef Ground Beef from Round $2.19/lb

Edys 1.5qt Ice Cream Assorted Varieties 2/$5

Heinz Gravy 12oz All Varieties 99¢
$1/3 cpn

Hillshire Farm Rope Style Smoked Sausage, Cheddarwurst or Brats 14-16oz pkg All Varieties $1.99

Lays Potato Chips 10.4-11oz $1.99 (limit 2)

Meijer Gallon Milk - 2/$4 (limit 4)

Meijer Grade A Large Eggs - 1 dozen carton 99¢

Aunt Millies Healthy Goodness Bread 16-20oz or Slimwiches 8ct $1.99

Sara Lee Oven Fresh Fruit Pie 27-3oz Assorted Varieties 2/$5
$1/1 cpn 10-25 RP

Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk 12oz Reg, low fat, fat free 99¢
50/2 cpn 11-01 RP

Nestle Coffeemate Flavored Creamers 32oz container All Varieties $2.49
50/1 cpn 11-01 RP
$1/1 cpn 

Nestle Toll House Morsels 11-12oz All Varieties $1.99
50/1 cpn 11-01 RP

Mt Olive products 14.8-32oz Select Varieties $1.88
50/1 cpn 11-01 S
$1/2 Mealbox cpn

Kelloggs Cereal 12-18.2oz Select Varieties 5/$10
$1/3 cpn 11-08 RP

Campbells Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup 10.75oz can 58¢
25/4 cpn 11-08 S
25/4 cpn 10-11 S
25/4 cpn 09-20 S
$1/4 cpn

Dole Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges or Tropical Fruit Salad Select Varieties 99¢
35/2 cpn 11-08 S(cpn is for Pineapple cans)
55/2 cpn 11-08 S(cpn is for tropical fruit or mandarin oranges)

Swanson Chicken Broth 48oz $2.99
50/2 cpn 11-08 S

Del Monte Fruit 14.5-15.25 oz can Select Varieties 99¢
$1/8 cpn 11-15 RP

Del Monte Vegetables 11-15.25 oz can Select Varieties 69¢
$1/8 cpn 11-15 RP

Dannon Single Serve Yogurt 6oz cups All Varieties 10/$4
$1/10 cpn 11-15 S
$1/10 cpn 10-25 S

Muellers Pasta 12-16oz Select Varieties 3/$2
$1/2 cpn 11-15 S

Kraft Shredded Cheese, Cheese Cubes, Crumbles Stikcs or Chunks 5-8oz pkg All Varieties $1.49
$1/2 cpn 11-22 S
$1/2 cpn

Bob Evans Fresh Pork Sausage Links or Patties 12oz pkg 2/$5
25/1 cpn 12-06 S

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 17-17.5oz $1.99
40/1 cpn 12-13 GM
40/1 cpn 11-15 GM
40/1 cpn 10-25 S
40/1 cpn

Betty Crocker Muffin Mix 15.8-19.6oz $1.99
40/1 cpn 12-13 GM 

M&Ms Packaged Candy 9.9-12.6oz 2/$4
$1/2 cpn 12-13 RP
$1/2 cpn


Dove Lotion 13.5oz ~~ $1 off
$1.50/1 cpn 10-04 RP

Suave Kids Body Wash $1.79
50/1 cpn 10-25 RP

Osteo Bi Flex - Select Varieties ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!
$7/1 cpn 11-08 RP
$5/1 cpn

Sundown Vitamins and Supplements - all Varieties ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!
$1/1 cpn 11-15 RP

Crest Glide Floss 1ct 2/$5
$1/1 cpn 11-29 PG

Crest Premium Toothpastes: Select Varieties 2/$5
75/1 cpn 11-29 PG

***Please take the time to check out your local ad, which you can find here.  IF Meijer is not your store of choice, head over to BeCentsAble's Grocery Gathering

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $37.96

This week, I did something unintentionally! I forgot to take my coupon folder with me when I went shopping!  I only needed a few items and there was only a couple of things that I needed with my coupons so it wasn't too bad.  However, not having my coupon folder made me think more on whether I really needed to get the item or if I just wanted it to stockpile.  I guess you even could say that I saved myself more money than what I actually did on paper by not getting items "just because".

Also with my pantry looking like this...
and my upright stand alone freezer looking about the same, I figured there wasn't much to get this week in the grocery department in order to have enough food to feed the family for the week.

So with that picture in mind, here is what I purchased this week to finish stretching what I already have on hand:


  • 2.28 lbs bananas $1.00
  • 1 lb baby carrots $1.29
  • 4 dozen eggs $4.46
  • 2 gallons milk $4.58
  • 2 lbs shredded hashbrowns $5.38
  • 3 boxes markdown bakery donuts $7.75
  • 3 loaves Aunt Millie's bread $2.00
  • 1 container Dean's moose track ice cream $2.79
  • 4 pkgs Eckrich smoky links $9.16
  • 2 loaves Coles garlic toast $2.00
  • 3lbs apples $1.00
  • 4 boxes pizza rolls $4.00
  • 2 bags sandwich bags $2.00
  • 2 cans Campbells tomato soup $1.18
Total OOP: $48.71
Total Savings: $21.19
Total without sales: $69.90

Family Fare: 
  • 2 pkgs flour tortillas $3.48
  • 1 gallon milk $2.49
  • 6 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts $9.99
  • 1lb Kraft Mozzarella cheese $2.19
  • 2 bottles(64oz) Indian Summer apple juice $2.59
Total OOP: $20.74
Total Savings: $16.77
Total without sales: $37.51

Grand Total OOP: $69.45
Grand Total Savings: $37.96
Grand Total without sales $107.41

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 12/6-12/12

Last week’s menu plans went well!  We had friends, who are unemployed, over for dinner on Friday night.  I made homemade pizza!  I made my dough in my bread machine.  Oh was it good!  I made it with half whole wheat flour and everyone enjoyed it!

I did grocery shopping this past week!  I finally was able to find some pork that actually looked good!  We like to have a variety of meat and we haven’t pork for over a month because I was just not finding any that didn’t look all fatty. I also was able to snag some meat that was markdown by 80%!

This week’s meals are some of the family favorites.  We are having a new furnace, A/C unit and water heater installed on Monday and Tuesday so those meals might end up getting changed due to having gas available to run the stove or not.  It will be nice to have heat all the time rather than 25% of the time.

For this week’s lunches that are for the kids and me! Unless we are having leftovers, our lunches are served with apple slices or carrot sticks along with fruit juice or water.  Hubby usually takes a dinner leftover along with various snacks for his work lunch so I don’t take the time to plan his lunches.  

A special thanks to Laura-Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday! Need help with your menus; go check the over 300 other delicious meal plans that have been linked at Laura-Organizing Junkie's site or look down in my right sidebar for my menu suggestion lists!

Sunday (12-6)
Breakfast: eggs, sausage, hash browns, and jiffy muffins
Lunch: leftover spaghetti dinner with garlic toast
Dinner:  Arby’s
Snack: snack basket

Monday (12-7)
Breakfast: cereal and muffins
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: creamy chicken served over egg noodles and green peas as a side
Snack: snack basket

Tuesday (12-8)
Breakfast:  waffles and sausage
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner:  pork chops, served with rice, green beans and crescent rolls
Snack: snack basket

Wednesday (12-9)
Breakfast:  bagels and cereal
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner:  Taco Bar
Snack: snack basket

Thursday (12-10)
Breakfast:  Pancakes (from freezer) and sausage
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: chicken rice soup served with homemade bread
Snack: snack basket

Friday (12-11)
Breakfast:  cereal and toast
Lunch: sandwich & chips
Dinner: beef gravy served over egg noodles and peas as a side
Snack: ice cream night

Saturday (12-12)
Breakfast:  Your Choice
Lunch: ????
Dinner: chicken club sandwiches served with fries and carrot sticks
Snack: popcorn

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Meijer Deals 12/6-12/12

Just a reminder, that I am using a West Michigan sale ad and my Meijer does NOT double coupons! Also check the THREE pages of Mealbox coupons there are several cpns that match items in this week's ad! Please let me know if there is something that I missed and I will take the time to update my deals listing.

Also this week, Meijer is having a 10 for $10 get 11th item FREE Sale!!  It doesn't seem too great of a sale, however you can check out the complete list here.

****THE MEIJER BONUS: For every $100 you spend in General Merchandise or Apparel, you get a coupon for 5% off your next grocery purchase. You can combine up to 4 of the 5% off coupons in one grocery order for a total of 20% off your groceries. Good thru 12/24.

Grocery Deals:

Boneless Chuckeye Roast USDA Choice Grain Fed $2.49/lb

Deans Ice Cream 48oz Assorted Varieties $2.79

Meijer Tilapia Filets 16oz pkg frozen $2.99

Oranges: California Sweet Seedless Navel-4lb bag 2/$5

Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese 8oz pkg 2/$5

Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenderloin 40oz bag frozen $4.99

Red Baron Multi-serve Pizza 18.15-25.6oz $2.99

Vlasic Pickles 16-24 oz jar $1.99
50/1 cpn
$5/5 Rebate cpn

Tennessee Pride Roll Pork Sausage 16oz pkg All Varieties $2.19
55/1 cpn 11-15 RP
55/1 cpn 

Progresso Soup 18.5-19oz Select Varieties 4/$5
50/2 cpn 12-06 S
50/2 cpn 11-15 GM
50/2 cpn 11-08 S
50/2 cpn 10-25 S
$1/3 cpn
$1/3 cpn 
$1.10/3 cpn


Meijer Suet Cakes All Single pack Varieties ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Chinet Lunch 72 ct or Platter Value Pack 24 ct. $4.49
$1/1 Mealbox cpn
$1/1 cpn
$1/1 cpn

Clorox Cleanup Cleaner W/Bleach Original 32 Oz $2.49
50/1 cpn 10-04 RP

Clorox Liquid Bleach Regular 96 Oz $1.69
50/2 cpn 10-04 RP

Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner For Tough Stains, 24 oz. $1.69
50/1 cpn 10-04 RP

Ban Invisible Solid or Clear Gel 2.25-2.6oz 2/$4
40/1 cpn 10-11 S

Purina Beneful Dog Food 15-15.5 lbs Select Varieties $13.99
10-18 S(with purchase get a Free 10 oz Purina Beneful Prepared Meal (up to $2.29)

Natures Bounty Vitamins and Supplements ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!
$1/1 cpn 11-01 S

Ester C Vtimamins And Supplements ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!
$5/1 cpn 11-08 RP
$2/1 cpn

Snuggle Fabric Softener Liquid 50-100oz or sheets 105-120ct assorted varieties $4.29
$2/1 cpn 12-06 RP
75/1 cpn 11-15 RP

***Please take the time to check out your local ad, which you can find here.  IF Meijer is not your store of choice, head over to BeCentsAble's Grocery Gathering

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Meijer 10 for $10 Get 11th Item Free Sale 12/6-12/12

This week, Meijer is having a 10 for $10 Get 11th item FREE Sale!! It is not one of their better 10 for $10 Sales but I did find a few items that I will be snagging before the week is out!

Here is a complete list of the products that are included in the 10 for $10 get 11th item FREE Sale:

Apples: Michigan Premium Empire, Jonathan, Rome or Ida Red Apples 3lb bag

Aunt Mids Flat or Curly Leaf Spinach 10oz pkg

Aunt Millie's Bun Old Fashioned White Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns 8ct

Avocados: Extra Large (each)

Banquet Meals 5-10.25oz Assorted varieties/excludes select recipes

Bar S Jumbo Meat Franks, Chicken Franks or Bologna 16 oz
$1/2 cpn

Bar S Sausage Links 8 oz

Betty Crocker Helpers 5.5-8.4oz Select Varieties

Blackberries 6 oz container

Bumblebee Chunk White Tuna in Water 5 oz

Coke 2 Liter-All Varieties

Coles mini garlic bread 8oz or mini toast 7oz Assorted Varieties

Colgate Cavity Protection Regular Paste: excludes liquid gels and children's paste

Colgate Plus Toothbrush 1ct

Combos Snack Mix 6.3-7oz

Dole Iceberg Salad 12oz bag
$1/2 cpn

Gerber 2nd Foods

Glaceau Vitamin Water 20oz bottle or Smart Water 1L bottle

Greenhouse Cucumbers (each)

Hunts Tomatoes 14.5oz Select Varieties

Ice Cream Cups: 3.6-6oz Breyers, Haagan Dazs, Edys, Ittibitz, Ben & Jerrys or Starbucks
$1/1 Starbucks pint cpn

Jenos Crisp n Tasy Pizza 6.8-7.2oz

Markets of Meijer Sliced white or Slice Mini Bella Mushrooms 8oz pkg

Meijer Bread Crumbs 15oz

Meijer Confectioners or Light Brown Sugar 2lbs

Meijer Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls or Pizza Crust-Tubes- All Varieties

Meijer Essentials Paper Towels 1big roll

Meijer Food Storage Bags-lunch, reclosable snack or sandwich 50 ct. or fold-top sandwich 150 ct.

Meijer Gravy 12oz

Meijer Light Corn Syrup 16oz

Meijer Microwave Popcorn 3ct box

Meijer Seasoning and Coating Mix

Meijer Soft cookies 10-11oz

Pepsi 2 Liter-All Varieties

Rotel tomatoes 10oz Select Varieties

Aunt Millie's Bread Old Fashioned Bread 24 oz

Totinos 15ct Pizza Rolls

Campbells Reduced Fat Cream Soup 10.75oz can
40/2 cpn 10-04 S

Green Giant Boxed Vegetables 7-10oz
60/3 cpn 11-15 GM
50/2 cpn
50/2 cpn
50/2 cpn
50/2 cpn

Del Monte All Natural Fruit Cup 8oz All Varieties
$1/8 cpn 11-15 RP
$1/3 cpn

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $100.21

I did my shopping this week on two different days due to my schedule.  Because of my previous shopping a couple of weeks ago, I didn't actually need a whole lot other than some meat to last me through until payday on the 15th.

Now that winter is here, I like keep a good stockpile so that if the weather is too bad to go out shopping I can put it off for a couple of days.

I found some awesome deals on a couple of cuts of meat! The London Broil had a regular price of $12.48 and I got the 2.50 lbs for $3.12  I also got a .88 lb of Boneless thin cut Top Round Steak for $1.60 instead of $4.57!!!  It ended up being like 80% off the original price and the main reason for markdown is that it needed to be sold that day.  Well I bought them and stuck in my freezer right away.  The London Broil will make a great beef gravy and noodle meal and the Top Round Steak will be a great item to cut for making breakfast steak for hubby.

Other than the markdown meat, here is the breakdown of the other items I purchased this week:

Save A Lot: 

  • 3.69 lbs bananas $1.23 (on sale 3 lbs for $1!!)
  • 4 cans cream of chicken soup $2.36
  • 1 can light kidney beans 59¢
  • 6 jars pizza sauce $5.94
Total OOP: $10.12
Total savings: priceless! :) 

Family Fare: 
  • 1 carton Spartan Moose Track ice cream $2.00
  • 2 bag Gorton's fish fillets $9.73
  • 1 box Gorton's breaded shrimp poppers $3.22
  • 2 bottles 64 oz Spartan Apple Juice $2.98
  • 2 boxes(25 1/4 oz) Honey Nut Cheerios  $5.67
  • 2lbs baby carrots $2.29
  • 2.50 lbs beef london broil $3.12
  • 2.77 lbs pork loin chops $5.51
  • 7.31 lbs ground beef from chuck $13.09
  • .88 lbs thin cut top round steak $1.60
  • 4.75 lbs pork loin $9.45
  • 2 gallons Hawaiian punch $4.67
  • 10 lbs sugar $3.98
  • 2 gallons milk $4.00
  • 1 Spartan self rising crust pizza $1.88
Total OOP: $73.19
Total Savings $48.39
Total without sales & coupons: $121.58

  • 2 bottles kids vitamins $16.94
  • 1 gallon bleach $1.79
  • 2 pkgs Eckrich smoky links $5.98
  • 10 boxes Kraft Mac & Cheese $4.40
  • 2 bags Fritos $3.18
  • 2 boxes Frosted Mini Wheats $2.26
  • 2 boxes Kelloggs cereal $2.76
  • 4 bags Sargento shredded cheese $7.01
  • 1 bottle Miracle Whip $2.49
  • 1 lb bacon $1.94
  • 2 bags Tyson breaded chicken $7.98
  • 2 gallons milk $4.00
  • 15 cups Yoplait Yogurt $6.70
  • 8 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breast $15.98
Total OOP after $2 off shopping order cpn: $81.41
Total Savings: $51.82
Total without sales & coupons: $133.23

Grand Total OOP: $164. 72
Grand Total Savings: $100.21
Grand Total without sales and coupons: $264.93

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Friday, December 4, 2009

When Winter Comes to the Midwest!

My area of the Midwest received about 12 inches of new snow overnight!  This is our first measurable snow of the season!  It was beautiful this morning to look at but not to drive around town!  It took hubby over 45 minutes to get to work that is 15 minutes away on dry roads!

my backyard!

the trees across the street!

the view down the street into the cul-de-sac!