Saturday, August 29, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip--Savings $42.14

This is garage sale weekend so I decided to continue to use my stockpile so that made my grocery trip rather short and to the point with only needing a few things.

So here is the breakdown of what I purchased this week:

  • 1 gallon milk $1.98
  • 10 cups Yoplait yogurt $4.70
  • 1-4pk Yoplait yogurt FREE
  • 4 tubes Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $1.96
  • 6 tubes Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $8.84
  • 2 tubes Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $2.98
  • 1 pkg. Mini Warm Delights $1.49
  • 1-3pk Kleenex $2.49
  • 2 boxes Ziploc Freezer Bags $2.00
Total OOP: $29.26 (with sales tax)
Total Savings: $26.65
Total without sales & coupons: $55.91

Family Fare: (no coupons used here and forgot to take a pic of the trip!)
  • 1 bag each of Fritos/Pretzels/Cheetos $7.00
  • 3 lbs paula red apples $1.49
  • 8 lbs potatoes $2.49
  • 1 head lettuce 88¢
  • 5 Oscar Mayer Lunchables $4.40 (splurge for kids' lunch during garage sale!)
  • 3-64oz bottles apple juice $2.91
Total OOP: $19.17
Total Savings: $15.49
Total without sales: $34.66

Grand Total OOP: $48.43
Grand Total Savings: $42.14
Grand Total without sales & coupons: $90.57

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Garage Sale Mania!

I am in the midst of setting up for a TWO day Garage Sale!!

There are others on my street that are hosting one so it should be a bit crazy around here over the next few days! We are to get rain this weekend too hopefully that won't keep the buyers away!

I'll be back around at the beginning of the week with the Meijer Deals and much more!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/23-8/29

Last week's menu plans went off without too much trouble. We ended up at my parents’ house one night so plans changed in order to accommodate them so there was a couple of things that ended up not being made last week.

Last week I said that I worked at getting all the items I needed for 2 weeks so I wouldn’t have much in the way of shopping for this week’s shopping trip. I was able to exercise some self-control and only purchased those perishable items I needed along with a couple of things that I needed due to being out of them on my shelves. I should be able to do the same thing again for next week despite it being a payday week, as we will be going on vacation for several days around the Labor day holiday so we won't need much in the way of food that is provided by me during that time.

This week’s menus are some of our favorite simple meals! For some odd reason there isn’t much in the way of leftovers this week for hubby’s lunch again! While this is a bit frustrating for me it should be alright as he will be out of town for work for most of the week. Also at the end of the week, I am hosting a garage sale so I am planning simple meals that my kids can help me with so that I can get things around for the garage sale.

For this week’s lunches (that are listed below), are for the kids and me! Unless we are having leftovers, our lunches are served with fresh fruit 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. He just takes the next oldest leftover on the stack in the fridge.

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 (8-23)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage or steak, hash browns, and jiffy muffins

Lunch: mini pizzas

Dinner: McDonalds (after church)

Snack: snack basket

Monday (8-24)

Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: chicken club sandwiches served with fries and carrot sticks

Snack: snack basket

Tuesday (8-25)

Breakfast: waffles and sausage

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: cube steak & fish served with crashed potatoes and corn

Snack: snack basket

Wednesday (8-26)
Breakfast: bagels, cereal, eggs

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: roasted chicken served with mashed taters & gravy, corn and biscuits

Snack: snack basket

Thursday (8-27)

Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: skillet pork chops served with mac & cheese and peas

Snack: snack basket

Friday (8-28)

Breakfast: cereal and toast

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: creamy chicken served with noodles and peas

Snack: snack basket

Saturday (8-29)

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch: ???

Dinner: grilled burgers and fries

Snack: ice cream or popsicles

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Meijer Deals 8/23-8/29

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! The coupons have had a change in wording, they now say, ONE COUPON PER TRANSACTION. NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER MEIJER MANUFACTURER DISCOUNT COUPONS. So that means that we can use them with manufactor's cpns!!


~~Buy TEN Yoplait Yogurt Cups/Get ONE Yoplait Delights Parfait 4/4oz FREE!

~~Buy $10 in any combination of Kellogg's, Keebler, Sunshine, or Eggo Products get $10 off instantly on any one Backpack.

~~Buy 10 Gatorade(32oz bottles) get 5 Propel(24oz bottles) FREE! (Limit 10 Propel free)

~~Buy any 8 Box Tops for Education products Get 50 Bonus Box Tops via Catalina coupon. Buy any 12 Box Tops for Education Products Get 100 Bonus Box Tops via Catalina coupon. Purchases must be made in a single shopping trip. Limit 1 coupon per transaction.


Coca Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero or Sprite 12 oz. cans, 6/24 oz. bottles or 8/12 oz. bottles. All varieties $2.48

Thomas English Muffins 6ct pkg All Varieties ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!

Aunt Millie's Healthy Goodness Natural Multigrain or Potato Bread 20oz loaf $1.29
35/1 cpn 05-10 RP and 35/1 cpn 08-16 RP

Nabisco Ritz Crackers Select Varieties 2/$5
B1G1 cpn 05-17 S1(cpn get any Wheat Thins Crackers FREE)

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Soft tubs 2/7.5 oz. or 15 oz. tub All varieties 3/$4
$1.25/1 cpn 06-28 RP

Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll-Ups, Stickerz or Gushers 3/$5
50/2 cpn 07-12 S and 50/2 cpn 08-09 GM

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 16.3 oz tube All Varieties 99¢
35/1 cpn 07-12 S and $1/2 cpn

General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars Select Varieties 3/$7
40/1 cpn 07-19 S

General Mills Fiber One Toaster Pastries Select Varieties 11oz 3/$5
50/1 cpn 08-02 S2

Betty Crocker Frosting 12-16 oz tubs 2/$3
50/1 cpn 08-09 GM

Betty Crocker Mini Warm Delights $1.99
50/1 cpn 08-09 GM and 50/1 cpn

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad 7.5-7.75 oz. box. All varieties 2/$3
50/2 cpn 08-09 GM and $1/2 Mealbox cpn

General Mills Cereal (Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Golden Grahams, Sprinkles Cookie Crisp, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Cocoa Puffs Combo, Kix, Cheerios, Total, or Multi Grain Cheerios) $1.99
$1/2 cpn 07-19 S and $1/2 cpn 08-16 S

General Mills Cereals (Total Cranberry Crunch, Cinnamon Crunch, Blueberry Pomegranate, Oatmeal Crisp Almond, Oatmeal Crisp Raisin, or Total Raisin Bran) 3/$8
$1/2 cpn 07-19 S and 75/1 cpn 08-09 GM

General Mills Chex Mix Bars 3/$7
50/1 cpn 08-09 GM

Yoplait Yogurt 6 oz. single serve cups or 4 oz. whips. All varieties 47¢ (limit 10)
40/6 cpn 08-09 GM and 40/6 cpn 07-12 S

Kraft Regular or 2% Chunk Cheese or Cracker Cuts 3/$5
$1/2 cpn 08-09 RP

Sara Lee Cheesecakes, Pound Cakes, Coffee Cakes or Signature Selections 7-36 oz. Assorted varieties. Excludes Sara Lee Oven Fresh Pies ~~ 50% off
$1/1 cpn 08-23 RP


Hefty Foam Plates or Bowls Select Varieties 2/$3
50/1 cpn 05-17 RP

Loreal Cosmetics ~~ Buy ONE Get ONE 50% off
$1/1 cpn 06-14 S

Ponds Towelettes 30 ct 2/$5
$1.50/1 cpn 06-28 RP and $1.50/1 cpn

OB Tampons All Varieties ~~ Buy TWO get ONE FREE
$1.50/1 cpn 06-28 S

Stayfree All Varieties ~~ Buy TWO get ONE FREE
B1G1 cpn 06-28 S

Loreal Preference Hair Color ~~ $2.00 off
$2/1 cpn 06-07 RP and $2/1 cpn 07-12 RP

Bic C3 Advance or Soleil Disposable Razors 4ct or or New Bic Bella 4-Blade Disposable Razors 2/$8
$2/1 cpn 07-19 S

Infusium Shampoo or Conditioner 16oz ~~ Buy One Get One FREE!
$2/1 cpn 07-19 S

Ziploc Bags: Freezer 15-20 ct., storage 20-25 ct., produce 15 ct., zip'n steam 10 ct. or vacuum refill 8-12 ct. 2/$4
$1/2 cpn 07-26 S and $1/2 Mealbox cpn

Loreal Cosmetics ~~ Buy ONE Get ONE 50% off
$2/1 cpn 08-02 RP

Suave Shampoo or Conditioner 15oz 88¢
$1/2 cpn 08-02 RP

Colgate Toothpaste 4.6 oz $1.66
$1/1 cpn 08-09 S

Playtex Tampons All Varieties ~~ Buy TWO get ONE FREE!
50/1 cpn 08-16 S

Rimmel Lip or Eye Cosmetics ~~ 40% off
$1/1 cpn 08-23 RP and $1/1 cpn

Zyrtec All varieties (Excludes pseudoephedrine items) ~~ $1.00 off
$4/1 cpn 08-02 S2 and $4/1 08-23 RP

Schick Intuition Plus or Quattro Titanium Razor Variety Women's Razor $7.99
$4/1 cpn 07-26 S and $4/1 cpn 08-23 S

Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer Men's Razor $8.99
$4/1 cpn 07-26 S and $4/1 cpn 08-23 S

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