Simplicity – Small & Cheap

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Grocery Trips

Nothing huge for me this week as far as groceries were concerned.  I bought some meat and a few things that were on sale for a good price, but I only used one coupon.   I went over $75 this week, but I think I was WAAY under last week, so we are okay.   I think.

At Meijers:

  • Spanish Rice – $1.46
  • Italian Bread – $1.89
  • Pepperoni – $1.89 (6oz)
  • Kool-aid (24 pkts) – $0.20 each
  • 1/2 Gal. milk – $2.59
  • Olives – $2.99
  • Kashi Crackers – $3.19
  • Something labeled Rice on the receipt that I can’t recall right now – $3.79
  • Mini-Sub Buns – 2/$4
  • 9 Goldfish Crackers – $1.09 each!
  • Tortillas – 2/$3.00
  • 2 Meijer Organic Graham Crackers – $3.79 each
  • 4.4 lbs Ground Beef – $9.96
  • Cheese Crumbles on clearance – $2.03

Total Regular Price – $74.72

Total Sale Price – $60.18

Less Bottle Returns – $0.70

Total OOP – $59.48

Savings – 20%

Not bad considering I didn’t really have much on my list that was on sale.

At Glen’s I got

  • Johnsonville Brats – $3.99 – $0.55/1 Q = $3.44
  • 8 cans DelMonte Veggies – 4/$3  = $6.00
  • 2 Purex Detergent – $2.99 each

Total Regular Price – $23.17

Total Sale Price – $19.33

Less Coupons – $0.55

Total OOP – $15.78

Savings – 32%

I noticed some Cascade on clearance.  I might have to go back if I find my cascade coupons.

April 21, 2009 Posted by | grocery shopping | , , | Leave a comment

Glen’s Trip

I did pretty good at Glen’s today even though I didn’t plan on getting much.

I bought this all on sale, no coupons.

4 boxes of Mueller’s pasta – $1.69, on sale for $0.99 each

4 cans of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce – $1.79, on sale 4/$5

Brach’s Jelly Beans – $1.99 –> My insurance policy for the next pregnancy.  The diabetes test SUCKS!   I can eat 18 jelly beans and not have to mess with the stupid fizzy super-sweet pop.   Thus, the jelly beans :).

9 cans Dole Pineapple (various shapes) – $1.69, on sale for $0.89 each

6 cans Dole Mandarin Oranges – $1.59, on sale for $0.89 each, PLUS I got two $0.75 OYNO catalinas, making them $0.64 each!   I wish I had the Dole canned fruit coupons.   This could have been even sweeter!

6 cans corn – $0.84, on sale 2/$1

Total value – $45.40

Total sale price – $27.30

Savings – 40%

And this puts me under my goal of $75 a week on food.   First time in a long time (about a month) that I’ve been able to do that.  Yippee!

April 7, 2009 Posted by | grocery shopping | , , | Leave a comment

Glen’s Deals & Coupon Matchups – 3/15 thru 3/21

Here are some of the deals and coupon match-ups for Glens Markets (and Tom’s and Oleson’s) in Traverse City.   To see the full weekly ad, go to their website.

7-Up, A&W, Diet Rite, Dr. Pepper, RC Cola or Sunkist – 20 oz. bottle (plus deposit) – 39¢ (Limit 12)

Spartan Large Eggs – dozen – 99¢

Spartan or Miller Amish Whole Fryers – 99¢ lb.

Spartan or Miller Amish Whole Cut Up Fryers – $1.09 lb.

Oscar Mayer Bologna or Cotto Salami (or Louis Rich Turkey Bologna or Cotto Salami, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz. (excludes beef) – 2/$4

Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine Entrees- 5.25-11.5 oz. (excludes panini & flatbread)- 5/$11

$1/2 IP here http://www.everydayeating.com/

$2/5 IP here http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=rlssehh99789690&bt=wi&o=54729&c=LC&p=9x7EuTDV

$1/1 IP http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=rkugdvk43978778&bt=wi&o=54404&c=LC&p=muiWltTC

Totino’s Pizza Rolls – 17-19.8 oz. – 2/$6

$1/2 – Totino’s Rolls Snacks, Any – 02-08-09 GM

Freschetta PizzAmore – 12-inch; 23.37-28.1 oz. – 2/$11

$1/1 – Freschetta Pizza Products, Any – 03-01-09 SS

$1.25/2 – Freschetta Pizzas, Any – 02-08-09 SS

$0.75/1 – Freschetta Pizza, Any – 02-08-09 SS

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls – (7-8 oz.) or Omelets (8.6 oz.) – 2/$5

$0.55/1 – Jimmy Dean D-Lights Breakfast Bowl, Any (DND or DNT 5) – 02-22-09 RP

Bob Evans Fresh Pork Roll Sausage- Assorted Varieties, 16 oz.- 2/$6

$0.35/1 – Bob Evans Sausage, Any – 01-25-09 SS

$0.35/1 – IP http://coupons.smartsource.com/web/index.aspx?Link=YV7377HU4WYS2

Johnsonville Breakfast Links or Patties- Assorted Varieties 12 oz. – 2/$5

$1/2 – Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties, Any – Ladies Home Journal, April 2009

$1/2 – Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links, Any – Ladies Home Journal, April 2009

$1/2 – Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties. Any flavor. – Good Housekeeping, April 2009

$1/2 – Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links. Any flavor. – Good Housekeeping, April 2009

Coffee-mate Flavored Creamer – 16 oz. – $1.79

$1.50/1 IP – http://www.coffee-mate.com/getyourcoupon/default.aspx?source=10078462

$1/2 – Nestle Coffee-Mate Coffee Creamer, Any Liquid or Powder – 01-04-09 SS

$0.50/1 – Nestle Coffee-Mate Coffee Creamer, Any Liquid or Powder – 01-04-09 SS

$1/1 IP – http://www.coffee-mate.com/coupons.aspx

Country Crock Spread- 15 oz. or 2 ct.; 7.5 oz.- $1.79

$1/2 – Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spread, Any – 01-18-09 RP

$0.25/1 – Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spread, Any – 01-18-09 RP

$0.35/1 – Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spread, Any – 01-18-09 RP

Nabisco Ritz Crackers- (14.5-16.5 oz.), Toasted Chips (6-8.1 oz.) or Garden Harvest Chips (6 oz.)- $2.79

$2/2 – Nabisco Ritz, Wheat Thins or Triscuit Crackers, Any – 01-25-09 SS

Kellogg’s Cereal- Raisin Bran (25.5 oz.), Rice Krispies (18 oz.), Bite Size Frosted Mini-Wheats (24 oz.), Froot Loops or Apple Jacks (17 oz.)- 2/$6

$1/2 – Kellogg’s Cereal, Any 10 Oz. + – 02-22-09 RP

$0.70/1 – Kellogg’s Cereal, Any 10 Oz. + – 02-22-09 RP

$1/1 ip – http://www.coupons.com/

$1/1 ip – http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=rktvcun78918453&bt=vi&o=54148&c=KC&p=uU1wzMHO


General Mills Cereal- Wheaties (15.6 oz.), Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat (15.1 oz.) or Cheerios: Oat Cluster Crunch (11.3 oz.), Fruity (12 oz.) or Frosted (17.2 oz.)- 2/$6

$0.75/1 IP – http://www.bettycrocker.com/coupons-promotions/coupons/

Charmin Ultra Bath Tissue- Big Roll (12 ct. pkg.), Mega Roll (6 ct. pkg.) or Regular Roll (24 ct. pkg.)- $6.49

$1/2 – Charmin, Any – 03-01-09 PG

$0.25/1 – Charmin, Any – 03-01-09 PG

Brawny Paper Towels- 6-8 roll pkg. (excludes giant roll)- $6.99

$1.50/1 – Brawny Paper Towels, Any (2) 6-Roll + or (1) 12-Roll – 02-22-09 RP

Kleenex Facial Tissue- Regular, Upright Box, with Lotion or Ultra 3 pack, 100-200 ct.- $3.99

$1/4 – Kleenex Facial Tissue, Any Excluding Pocket Packs & Juniors – 02-08-09 RP

Huggies Mega Pack Diapers- Pull-Ups Training Pants (33-44 ct.), GoodNites (21-27 ct.), Supreme Natural Fit (40-52 ct.) or Snug & Dry (Steps 3-6; 40-60 ct.)- $14.99

$1.50/1 – Huggies Diapers, Any Package – 03-01-09 SS

$3/1 – IP http://print.coupons.com/alink.asp?go=12926ta3310

Kotex Maxi Pads- (14-24 ct.), Tampons (18 ct.) or Lightdays Pantiliners (34-64 ct.)- $2.99

$1/2 – Kotex Lightdays Pantiliners, Any – 02-22-09 SS

$1/2 – Kotex Security Tampons, Any – 02-22-09 SS

$0.75/1 – Kotex Security Tampons, Any – 02-22-09 SS

$0.75/1 – Kotex Lightdays Pantiliners, Any – 02-22-09 SS

$1/1 – Kotex Pads, Any – 02-22-09 SS

Huggies Baby Wipes- 184-216 ct.- $5.99

$1/2 – Huggies Baby Wipes, Any 64 Ct. + – 03-01-09 SS

$0.50/1 – Huggies Baby Wipes, Any 64 Ct. + – 03-01-09 SS

Mueller’s Pasta- Elbows or Regular or Thin Spaghetti, 32 oz.- 2/$4

$0.55/2 – Mueller’s Noodles, Any – 03-01-09 SS

Newman’s Own Dressing- 16 oz.- 2/$6

$1/2 IP http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=qbvlevt1863600&bt=wi&o=54940&c=NO&p=D0LVal69

$1/2 IP http://newmansown.com/coupons.aspx

Hormel Chili with Beans- (15 oz.) or No Beans (10.5 oz.)- 2/$3

$0.55/2 – Hormel Chili products, 2 – 03-15-09 SS

$1/2 – Hormel Chili Products, Any – 01-18-09 SS

Crystal Light Drink Mix- Makes 8 quarts (1.36-2.1 oz.) or On-the-Go (7-10 ct.) – 2/$5

$1/2 IP http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=qabffcq44193244&bt=wi&o=54652&c=CL&p=mi1jGNgh

March 15, 2009 Posted by | coupon craziness, grocery shopping | , , , , , | Leave a comment