Sunday, January 31, 2010

If you can get out...

If you can get out safely today I strongly encourage you to get a newspaper (or two or three) today.  I was almost shocked when I found my Sunday paper delivered this morning - extra thanks to our delivery guy!  There are two sets of inserts and some of the coupons will work out great with week two of the mega sale at Kroger.  Ukrop's also has a really good ad this week.  It looks like they want to finish their last week with a bang.  (The sale to Royal Ahold is scheduled to be complete on Monday, February 8th.) If you haven't already make sure you go to and print out your Breakstone's sour cream coupons - it is on sale for 0.99 this week.  That means on double coupon Wednesday when you have your 0.55 coupon it will be a 0.11 money maker on each one that you buy!  With the snow keeping us in for the most part due to church being cancelled and a change in my work schedule again this week I am hoping to get my weekly match-ups finished early.  But, I am hesitant to say when because in my crazy world you never know what is going to keep that from happening.  

Stay warm and safe! 

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Family Meal Challenge - Round 2 Update

I came up with the idea about 2 weeks ago to purposely have us make and eat more meals at home.  We did ok our first week, but I decided to try again.  I talked about it a few days ago in this post.  So, how did we do?  We were successful.  We even stuck to our plan after my work schedule changed.  The snow also helped keep us from ordering anything and I noticed that there were not very many places open when we ventured out this afternoon to return a movie. 

Here is the run down for the rest of the week:

Thursday night - I ended up working Thursday in exchange for Saturday off.  (My church was planning a women's conference for the weekend that was later cancelled because of the snow.)  I didn't get a chance to get dinner in the crock pot before I left, but I left all of the ingredients and the recipe and Steve and Natalie made chili and baked potatoes for dinner.  (I was the one who broke the rule and got a panini for dinner.)

Friday night - I had planned breakfast for dinner, but did change our menu slightly.  Because I ended up with the weekend off I decided to save waffles for Saturday morning.  I ended up making fresh biscuits and sausage gravy.  I asked Steve to make a few extra potatoes Thursday night so I diced them up Friday with some onions and made some yummy home fries. 

Saturday night - I made fresh bread during the day and we enjoyed it with dinner.  We had grilled cheese (I added some ham to mine & Steve's) and tomato soup. 

So - we stuck to our menu plan for the week.  Well, everyone except for me on Thursday night.  We also were able to enjoy leftovers for lunch during the week.  I also played a little bit with planning out breakfast and lunch for me and the girls.  Perhaps that will be my next challenge - expanding the family meal challenge to breakfast and lunch.  Anybody want to join me?  If you are already a pro at meal planning,  do you have any tips or favorite recipes you would like to share?

Friday, January 29, 2010

I couldn't stay away - it was a Mega Sale

 I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in this week's Ukrop's ad.  I told several people that I felt like the ad was similar to when I decide I am going to clean out my freezer.  We just have a bunch of odds and ends.  I went to the store Wednesday for double coupons and only got coffee creamer, a bag of potatoes, butter, and bananas.  I couldn't wait to get all of my coupons together and hit Kroger.  (I know the Ukrop's loyalist getting excited about going to Kroger.)  I have mentioned before about how excited I get with the Mega Sale - it can be a shopper's high when I leave the store with so many really cheap and free items.  I made the mistake of not being able to get my coupons and list ready until Thursday night after I got home work.  That means I went to the grocery store this morning - with the Richmond area under a winter storm advisory for tonight and tomorrow.  Thankfully Natalie was at preschool so I only had Megan in tow and she likes riding in the shopping cart. 

I know you really want to see what I got - I actually had to visit two Kroger stores because the first one was sold out of several items that I was hoping to snag.  This is the picture from my first trip:
Milk (1 gallon) : $2.50
(2) Ester - C (60 ct) : $0.29 each
Hebrew National Hot Dogs : $1.50
(2) Hillshire Farm Beef Lil Smokies : $2 each
Hillshire Farm Summer Sausage (9oz) :  FREE
(5) Quaker Quakes Rice Cake Snacks : FREE
(2) Fiber One Cereal Bars : $0.79 each
(1) Fiber One Cereal Bars : $1.19 *
(4) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Spirals : $0.74 each
(16) Kraft Shredded Cheese : $0.49 each
(2) Triscuits : $0.70 each
(5) Finish Dishwasher Detergent : $0.49 each
(1) Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix : $0.49
(2) Nature Valley Nut Clusters : FREE
(2) Nature Valley Nut Clusters : $0.59 each *
(1) Farmhouse Pizza Pockets : $3.24
(3) Kleenex (130 ct) :  $0.66 each
(1) Post Raisin Bran : FREE
(2) Chi-Chi's Salsa : $0.49 each
(2) Sister Shubert's Rolls : $0.99 each
(1) French's Mustard : $0.19
(5) reusable grocery bags credit : -$0.25
Shelf Price (before sales, coupons, tax, or bag credit) : $210.40
Final Price (after sales, coupons, bag credit, before tax) : $32.46
Total Savings: $177.94 (84%)
*I had several shortcut and cellfire coupons for the granola bars and the clusters.  I have not completely figured out how they work because it doesn't look like all of them came off the items.

The lady in line behind me this morning was curious as to how many coupons I had.  I told her I wasn't sure, but that I pretty much had one for every item except for the milk.  Then she became very interested as she kept watching my total fall - she was shocked when she saw my final total of $35.29 (after tax).  She asked to look at the printout at the bottom of my receipt to see how much I saved.

Kroger Round 2:
(2) Armour Beef Meatballs : $1.99 each
(3) Rotel Tomatoes : FREE
(6) Hunt's Diced Tomatoes : $0.19 each
(5) I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Sticks (1 lb) : FREE
(2) Krusteaz Muffin Mixes : $0.49 each
(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese : $0.49 each
Shelf Price (before sales, coupons, or tax) : $40.49
Final Price (after sales, coupons, before tax) : $6.49
Total Savings: $34.00 (83%)

Total between the two purchases:
Shelf Price: $250.89
Final Price: $38.95
Total Savings : $211.94

Not bad for about 45 minutes of clipping coupons and organizing my shopping list.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Family Meal Challenge Round 2

Almost two weeks ago while we were eating lunch together I offered up a family meal challenge.  My challenge was for our family to eat meals prepared at home for the week.  We did ok the first week and I decided that we should try this for another week.  We had a very busy weekend and Steve had dinner with co-workers already scheduled for Monday night so I sat down Monday and planned out the rest of the week.  Isn't there a saying that says, "A failure to plan is a plan to fail"?  I came up with a menu for the week and we will see how the week finishes out.  When I originally wrote out this week's menu I was scheduled to work Saturday, but I got a phone call Tuesday night saying that my last minute request for Saturday off had been approved.  I had offered to help out with a different shift if they needed me to in exchange for Saturday off.  I was asked to work Thursday night.  So what to do with my menu plan?  In the words of Tim Gunn from Project Runway, "make it work."  So, here is my plan for the week and a report on how we have done so far.

Monday - The girls and I enjoyed frozen pizza - of course the girls loved it and it was easy enough to fix and clean-up.

Tuesday - Boneless pork chops, homemade mac & cheese, green beans - I found a new recipe for the pork chops, it was really easy to fix and went over well with everyone.  I had intended to make the mac & cheese in the crock pot.  (I forgot to make it before we left to go to Williamsburg for a really quick trip down and back to pick up my engagement ring and wedding band from the jeweler who sold it to Steve almost 9 years ago.  We had changed our home owners insurance and they needed a current appraisal.)  I ended up making the mac & cheese in the oven, and realized when I was making it that I didn't have any low-fat milk, only whole milk.  So, it was really, really yummy mac & cheese.  Everyone enjoyed the meal although because of my trip that afternoon I started it later and we didn't get to eat until after 7.  Thankfully the girls had had a snack in the car and Steve grabbed a snack when he got home so I didn't have anyone meltdown because of the delay.

Wednesday - Mexican Freezer night - I wanted something that would be quick and easy before we headed out for church.  We had frozen bean burritos, chicken tornados, refried beans, and a Lean Cuisine Santa Fe Rice and Beans for a side dish.  The biggest challenge was keeping everything warm because I cooked all of it (except for the refried beans) in the microwave.  I even used some of my free Chinet plates instead of "real plates" so that clean-up would be easier.  It went over ok, but frozen mexican food isn't nearly as good as fresh.  :)

Thursday - Chili and baked potatoes.  I was thinking about making some garlic cheese biscuits, but I think I am going to just make-up the chili in the crock-pot and leave the potatoes ready for Steve to bake while I am at work.

Friday - Breakfast for dinner.  Eggs, bacon, hash browns, and pancakes or waffles. 

Saturday - Grilled Cheese with Ham and Tomato Soup.  I originally planned this for an easy after work meal, but they are calling for 4-8 inches of snow for us this weekend so it will hopefully be a great snowy night meal.

I feel like this week has been a little bit easier to stick with my plan and not wish I could order pizza or ask Steve to pick-up something on his way home.  I am hoping that after a few more weeks of our family meal challenge menu planning and preparing more meals at home will become second nature to me. 

How about you?  Have any of you tried to eat more meals at home?  Have you found you are eating healthier foods by preparing your own meals?  Do you have a favorite go-to meal you fix when your original plan doesn't work out?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ukrop's Match-ups for Double Coupon Wednesday - January 27, 2010

It has been a crazy last few days so please excuse my tardiness in posting this week's double coupon match-ups.  Maybe one day in the next few weeks I will get a chance to explain. 


Ukrop's is having a frozen food sale again this week.  I got a tip from a friend, Judi, who shared that she found Glad trash bags on close-out last week at her store and was able to combine the close-out special with a 0.55 coupon that doubled for some inexpensive trash bags.  There are lots of items on close-out specials because of the upcoming sale (the acquisition date is tentatively set for February 8) so make sure you bring your extra coupons with you and give yourself a few extra minutes to look around the store for deals.


Here are some guidelines for using coupons at Ukrop's:

  1. Ukrop's will double coupons up to 0.99 on Wednesday's only.
  2. Ukrop's will only accept 5 like coupons per transaction.  (If you have more than 5 coupons just divide your purchases into two transactions and you will be ok.)
  3. Ukrop's accepts internet printable coupons up to $2.  They do not accept internet printables for a free item.  This includes buy one get one free.

If you want to check out an on-line version of this week's sales flyer click here.

The match-ups are posted in the following format:
Item - Sale Price - Coupon Source - Coupon Amount - Doubled (if applicable) - Final Price
  • Healthy Choice Steamers (10-11 oz)  - $2.48 - 1/3 SS - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3.96
  • Marie Callender's Al Dente Entrees (10-11 oz) - $2.48 - - 0.75 - 0.75 - $0.98
  • Marie Callender's Al Dente Entrees (10-11 oz)- $2.48 - AllYou 12/09 - $1 - $1.48
  • Smart Ones Entrees & Desserts (6-11oz) - $1.98 - 1/10 SS - $3/10 - buy 10 for $16.80
  • Smart Ones Entrees & Desserts (6-11oz) - $1.98 - 1/10 SS - Free Smart Ones Breakfast item wyb 5 Smart Ones Products - buy 5 for $9.90 and get a free Breakfast
  • Smart Ones Entrees & Desserts (6-11oz) - $1.98 - 1/10 SS - Free Smart Ones Flatbread item wyb 3 Smart Ones Products - buy 3 for $5.94 and get a free Flatbread
  • Pillsbury Toaster Strudels (11.5 oz) - $1.98 - 1/3 GM - 0.55/2 - 0.55/2 - buy 2 for $2.86
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce (16-26 oz) - $1.29 (limit 10) must present coupon from SPOT machine
  • Hunt's Ketchup (36 oz) - 2/$3 - AllYou 1/10 - Buy 2 Get 1 Free - Get 3 bottles of ketchup for $3
  • Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats (12 oz) - $1.99 - 1/10 SS - 0.50 - 0.50 - 0.99
  • Campbell's Chunky Soups (18.6 -19 oz) - 2/$3 - 1/24 SS - 0.75/3 - 0.75/3 - buy 3 for $3
  • Nabisco Premium Saltines and Mini Crackers (11-16.5 oz) - 2/$4 - 1/24 SS - $1 - buy 1 for $1
  • Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Cereals (14.5-18 oz) - 2/$5 - - $1.50/2 - buy 2 for $3.50
  • Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes (4.6-6.6 oz) - $1.49 - 12/13 GM - 0.35 - 0.35 - $0.79
  • Betty Crocker Warm Delights and Mini Warm Delights (2.46-3.35 oz) - 3/$5 - - 0.50 - 0.50 - buy 1 for $0.67
  • Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies (19.5-26.7 oz) - 2/$4 - - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3
  • Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies (19.5-26.7 oz) - 2/$4 - - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3
  • Maxwell House Bagged Coffee (11-11.5 oz) - 2/$5 - 12/13 SS - $1/2 - buy 2 for $4
  • Dannon Multi-packs: Drinkables - 2/$4 - 1/10 SS - $1 - buy 1 for $1
  • Dannon Multi-packs: Light n' Fit - 2/$4 -1/10 SS - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3
  • Dannon Multi-packs: Activia - 2/$4 - 1/10 SS - $1 - buy 1 for $1
  • Dannon Multi-packs: Dan Active - 2/$4 - 1/10 SS - $1 - buy 1 for $1
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Bowls (2pk/7.5 oz or 15 oz) - 2/$5 - 0.75/2 - 0.75/2 - buy 2 for $3.50
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Sticks (16 oz) - 2/$5 - $1 - buy 1 for $1.50
  • Yoplait Go-Gurt Yogurt (18oz) - $2.49 - 1/3 GM - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3.98
  • Nestle Cookie Dough (16.5 oz) - 2/$5 - - $1 - buy 1 for $1.50
  • International Delight Creamers (16 oz) - $1.99 - 11/8 SS - 0.55 - 0.55 - $0.89
  • International Delight Creamers (16 oz) - $1.99 - - 0.55 - 0.55 - $0.89
  • Lubriderm Lotion (12-16 oz) - $5.99 - - $2 - $3.99
  • Nature's Bounty Vitamins (30-250 ct or 2-15 oz) - 50% off - 1/3 RP - $1/1 - final price varies
  • Nature's Bounty Vitamins (30-250 ct or 2-15 oz) - 50% off - 1/24 RP - $1/1 - final price varies
  • Nature's Bounty Vitamins (30-250 ct or 2-15 oz) - 50% off - 1/24 RP - $2 off Your Life Multi - final price varies
  • Nature's Bounty Vitamins (30-250 ct or 2-15 oz) - 50% off - 1/24 RP - $3 off Co Q-10 - final price varies
  • Sargento Shredded Cheese - 2/$4 - AllYou 11/09 & 12/09 - 0.55 - 0.55 - buy 1 for $0.90
  • Brawny Paper Towels (6-8 rolls) - $5.88 - 1/24 RP - $1 - $4.88
  • Quilted Northern Bathroom Tissue (12 rolls) - $5.88 - 1/24 RP - $1 - $4.88
  • Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Sausage - 2/$6 - 11/1 RP - $1 - buy 1 for $2
  • Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Sliced Lunchmeat - 2/$6 - 1/10 RP - 0.35 - 0.35 - buy 1 for $2.30
  • Ball Park Meat Hot Dogs (16 oz) - 3/$5 - 1/10 RP - 0.75/2 - 0.75/2 - buy 2 for $1.84 (that is 0.92 each!)
  • Fast Fixin' Breaded Chicken - $5.48 - AllYou 1/10 - $1.25 - $4.23
  • Select Varieties T. Marzetti Dressings (15 oz) - $2.99 - 1/24 SS - 0.75 - 0.75 - $1.49

  • fuelperks!bonus! Rewards Items:

  • Tostitos Tortilla Chips (9-15.625 oz) - $2.99 - 1/17 SS - 0.55 (wyb 1 bag of chips and a jar of dip) - 0.55 - $1.89 (plus the cost of the dip)
  • Daisy Sour Cream (16 oz) - $1.79 - 12/13 SS - 0.50 - 0.50 - $0.79 ( Edit: 12:50 1/27 YMMV on this coupon - I got this information from the Hot Coupon World Coupon Database.  It looks like in Richmond we actually got Breakstone's sour cream coupons in that insert.  I had cut out and used all of my sour cream coupons and didn't realize it.  Thanks to my friend Miriam for pointing this out.)
     Feel free to share any deals you find (either in the store or ones that I missed).
    Happy Shopping!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Family Meal Challenge Update

Last Saturday we sat down during lunch and talked about a challenge for our family - eating at home as much as possible this week.  So, I am evaluating how well we did.  We realized that this week may not have been the best week to start, but there are always going to be challenging weeks - right? 

Monday night - I made Bacon Potato Soup (We hadn't planned for Monday night because it was a holiday.  I like to try to keep the ingredients for this on hand because it is easy to fix and goes over well with my crew.  The leftovers (if there are any) also work out great for lunch the next day.  We did have lunch out while shopping  Monday afternoon.)
Tuesday night - Meatloaf, Scalloped Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli (The meal went over great, the girls loved it and Natalie gave me a thumbs up)
Wednesday night - Leftover Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, and Texas Toast (It was a little chaotic, but everyone enjoyed the meal. Because of our rush to get out of the door the dirty dishes were left behind and were not a welcomed site when we came home from church later that evening.)
Thursday night - Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Peas (The girls loved the chicken.  I have made this recipe for years - it is actually the first meal I cooked for Steve when we were dating.  This time it didn't turn out as great.  I didn't have butter and substituted Parkay for the crumble on the top, I was finishing up some frozen chicken breast from a bag I had in the freezer, and I don't always measure when I cook and I think I used too much sour cream.  It just didn't excite me like it normally does.  I also had rice trouble - I almost burned it.  The peas (not my favorite) were ok.  It was not a highlight of the week, although Natalie was very sweet and still gave me a thumbs up as she ate 3 toddler servings of everything.
Friday night - We failed.  I didn't take the leftovers for dinner.  I just couldn't get myself to eat it again.  Steve and the girls came by to see me at work after he picked them up from the sitter's house.  He realized I didn't bring anything for dinner and out of pure concern for my welfare offered to go get me something to eat.  (I work in a grocery store that has prepared foods, pizza, and a grill.  It was not that busy at work and I could have grabbed a lean cuisine if nothing else.)  He offered to go get chinese food - something that Ukrop's doesn't have.  So, he and the girls went to go get chinese food and brought it back to Ukrop's where we sat down for a few minutes and ate chinese food together.
Tonight we are going out to dinner with my family to celebrate my dad's birthday.  Sunday night I am going to Bookbinders for a Ukrop's Pharmacist Appreciation Dinner.  Steve has to go out to dinner on Monday night with some people from work who are coming to town.  So, maybe we will try to have a second week of the family meal challenge.  The thing that I have realized is although we may eat out several times a week, at least we are still eating together for the most part and that is something that I hope we can continue to do as the girls get older and involved in more outside activities.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ukrop's Double Coupon Deals

Because we have been eating out so much recently and I have still been shopping my pantry and freezer are rather full.  This is one reason why I started the "family meal challenge".  I am also only trying to only buy items that are either really, really good deals or items that I am out of.  I have a decent stockpile of meat right now in my freezer so although I did walk through the meat department to see if there were any good markdowns I didn't see anything I wanted to pick-up.

Here is a picture of my groceries.* The pink doll rattle was added thanks to Megan. I think she was trying to swap it out for the donuts. I again apologize for the picture. Steve had the chip to the good camera with him in his laptop so I had to settle for the other camera.

Here is a list of what I got (prices are after sales & coupons):
Charmin Toilet Paper (18 rolls) - $7.99
Food Club Apple Cider Vinegar (32 oz) - $1.69
Hostess Chocolate Donuts - $1.10
(2) Nature Valley Granola Bars - $1.19 each
(2) No Yolks Noodles - $0.49 each
(2) Quaker Instant Oatmeal - $0.49 each
Sauer's Parsley Flakes - $1.99
(2) SoftSoap Antibacterial Soap - 0.19 each
(2) El Montery Tornados - $0.50 each
(2) Red Baron Pizza Singles - $0.50 each
(2) Turkey Hill Ice Cream (1.5 Qt) - $1 each
4 lb bag of Navel Oranges - $3.99
*Yakisoba Maruchan Noodles - -0.20 (money maker)
*Food Club Tomato Sauce - $0.38
3 reusable bag credits - -0.15

*Not Pictured.  I stopped by Ukrop's on our way home from to church Wednesday night to grab the noodles.  I added the tomato sauce to serve as a filler item. (I paid $0.21 including tax for both items!)

Shelf Price (before sales, coupons, tax or bag credits): $72.74
Final Price (before tax, after sales, coupons, and bag credits): $25.51
Total Savings: $47.23 (65%)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some Unadvertised Specials at Ukrop's

I noticed two unadvertised specials when I was in Ukrop's today.  They are both great deals if you can make it to the store tonight for double coupon Wednesday.

  1. The Maruchan Yakisoba noodles are 0.80 each (BTW - that is less expensive than Kroger's sale price of 0.89).  If you use your 0.50 off coupon (from the 1/3 SS) on Wednesday they are free or a possible money maker!
  2. The No Yolks noodles are on a multi-week deal for 1.99 each.  If you use the 0.75 off coupon (found in the 10/4 SS or from ) on Wednesday you can get a bag of noodles for 0.49. 
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coupon Match-Ups for Double Coupon Wednesday 1/20/10

Ukrop's is having another frozen food sale this week.  I went to Ukrop's this afternoon to verify that the Savings Spot! specials on the front page of the ad are store coupons that can be combined with manufacturer coupons for some really great deals.  There is also the big deals for the week (at the bottom of page 3) that are allowing me a chance to stock-up on some more granola bars and toilet paper.  I also want to encourage you to clip coupons for items that you may be interested in buying that are higher values, like 0.75 off.  On double coupon Wednesday this gives you an opportunity to get $1.50 off that item.  I have been watching the No Yolks noodles that I have a 0.75 off coupon.  I think they are running around $2.25 a bag, meaning that on Wednesday with my coupon I can get them for ~$0.75.  They will make some really yummy and inexpensive chicken noodle soup. 
To view an on-line version of this week's Ukrop's ad click here.
I have decided (and received some feedback) that the bulleted format is easier to read.  I am going to stick with that.  I am also only listing items that are on sale and that have a coupon available.
Guidelines for Ukrop's Coupon Policy:
  1. Ukrop's doubles manufacturer coupons up to 0.99 on Wednesday only.
  2. Ukrop's will not double more than 5 like coupons per transaction.
  3. Ukrop's accepts internet printable coupons up to $2.  They do not accept internet printable coupons for a free item.  (This includes buy one get one free.)

This is the format for the coupon match-ups:  Item - Sale Price - Coupon Source - Coupon Amount - Doubled (if applicable) - Final Price

  • Healthy Choice Natural or Simple Selections Entrees (6-10 oz)- 5/$8** - 1/3 SS - $1/2* - buy 5 for $6 (use 2 manufacturer coupons) **Must use Savings Spot! coupon, must buy 5 items, limit 5

  • Red Baron Single Serve or Breakfast Pizzas (6.8-11.2 oz) - 2/$4** - 1/17 SS - 0.75 - 0.75 - buy 2 for $1 (use 2 manufacturer coupons) **Must use Savings Spot! coupon, must buy 2 items, limit 2

  • Red Baron Single Serve or Breakfast Pizzas (6.8-11.2 oz) - 2/$4** - (print 2 coupons)- $1 - buy 2 for $2 **Must use Savings Spot! coupon, must buy 2 items, limit 2

  • Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables (7-10 oz) - 3/$4** - 1/3 GM - 0.60/3 - 0.60/3 - buy 3 for $2.80 **Must use Savings Spot! coupon, must buy 2 items, limit 2

  • El Monterey Tornados (8.4 oz) - 2/$3** - 12/6 SS - $1 - (use 2 manufacturer coupons) - buy 2 for $1 **Must use Savings Spot! coupon, must buy 2 items, limit 2

  • Totino's Party Pizza - 4/$4** - 11/15 GM - $1/3 - buy 4 for $3 **Must use Savings Spot! coupon, must buy 4 items, limit 4

  •   Quaker Instant Oatmeal (10.9 -16.2 oz) - $1.49** - $1 - buy 1 for 0.49 **Must use Savings Spot! coupon

  • Sunshine Cheez-Its (11.5-14 oz) - 2/$5 - 12/13 RP - $1/2 - buy 2 for $4

  • Hostess Sweet 16 Donuts (12 oz) - 2/$4 - 12/6 RP - 0.45 - 0.45 - buy 1 for $1.10

  • Hershey's Standard Candy Bars - 3/$2 - 1/10 SS - Buy 1 Herhsey's Milk Chocolate Bar, Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds, Special Dark, or Special Dark with Almonds Get 1 Free - buy 2 candy bars for 0.66

  • Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Breads (24 oz) - $2.99 - 1/10 SS - 0.50 - 0.50 - $1.99

  • Progresso High Fiber Soups (19 oz) - 2/$3 - 1/17 SS or 1/3 GM - 0.50/2 -0.50/2 - buy 2 for $2

  • Pampers Jumbo Diapers (13-50 ct) - $8.99 - 12/27 PG - $2 - $6.99

  • Downy Fabric Softner (34 oz) - $3.99 - 12/27 PG - 0.25 - 0.25 - $3.49

  • Tide Liquid Detergent (24-32 loads) - $6.99 - 12/27 PG - $1 - $5.99

  • Dawn Dish Liquid (19-24 oz) - $2.49 - 12/27 PG - 0.25 - 0.25 - $1.99

  • Egg Beaters (15-16 oz) - $2.99 - 1/10 SS - 0.35 - 0.35 - $2.29

  • Country Crock Margarine Tubs  (2 pk/7.5 oz or 15 oz) - $1.99 - 12/6 RP - 0.40 - 0.40 - $1.19

  • Soft Soap Soap Pumps (7.5 oz) - 0.99 - - 0.40 - 0.40 - 0.19

  • Pantene Pro V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Aids (6.5 -12.6 oz) - $2.49 - 12/27 PG - $3/2 - buy 2 for $1.98

  • Pantene Pro V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Aids (6.5 -12.6 oz) - $2.49 - 12/27 PG - $1/1 styler, hairspray or treatment - buy 1 for $1.49

  • Pantene Pro V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Aids (6.5 -12.6 oz) - $2.49 - 1/17 PG - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3.98

  • Old Spice Ever Clear Deodorant - $2.49 - 12/27 PG - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3.98

  • Secret Flawless Touch Deodorant - $2.49 - 1/17 PG - 0.50 -0.50 - $1.49

  • Selected Stayfree Feminine Care (16-24 ct) - $1.99 - 1/3 RP - B1G1 Free - buy 2 for $1.99

  • Nature Valley Granola Bars (6.7 -8.9 oz) - $1.99 - - 0.40 - 0.40 - $1.29 (see note at bottom of post)

  • Nature Valley Granola Bars (6.7 -8.9 oz) - $1.99 - - 0.40 - 0.40 - $1.29 (see note at bottom of post)

  • Charmin Ultra Strong bathroom Tissue (18 rolls) - $8.99 - 12/27 PG - 0.25 - 0.25 - $8.49

  • Bounty Giant Roll Paper Towels (8 rolls) - $8.99 - 12/27 PG -  0.25 - 0.25 - $8.49

fuelperks!bonus! Rewards Items:
Activia Yogurt (4 pk) - $2.29 - 1/10 SS - $1 - $1.29
DanActive Yogurt (4 pk) - $2.29 - 1/10 SS - $1 - $1.29

Happy shopping and don't forget you are welcome to post any deals that you find or brag about your savings. :) 

I missed one - thanks to mom2_3 for sharing with all of us. 
Turkey Hill Ice Cream (48 oz) - 2/$4** - 11/8 RP - $1 - 2/$2 (use 2 manufacturer coupons) **Must use Savings Spot! coupon, must buy 2 items, limit 2

Edit (Wednesday, 1/20/10 @ 10:10 AM) : I read on another blog that  reset their coupons on Tuesday.  It looks like the Nature Valley Granola bars either hit their print limit or were taken down during the reset.  If you already printed  yours you can still use them, unfortunately their aren't any more right now.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Family Meal Challenge

We have gotten into a bad habit during last month of eating out more than we really need to.  It has been a culmination of the holidays, traveling, running errands during meal times, and being sick didn't help the cause.  We were eating lunch together Saturday and I offered up a challenge for us to take as a family.  To try to eat at home this week.  I pulled down a piece of paper to start menu planning and talking out things with Steve and the girls and although we are going to try it this week, this is not the best week for us to start.  I started off the discussion of when to start our challenge.  I was ready to get going on this, and suggested we start Sunday.  Steve said no let's start Monday, then when he realized he had the day off said let's start Tuesday.  My biggest challenge is usually Wednesday nights.  We have to be at church at 7PM.  It is really easy for me to pack-up the girls in the car and meet somewhere near church for dinner.  It saves Steve time because he works close to our church.  It gives us time to eat together, not gulp down our food, and talk about our day before heading off to church.  As part of my challenge I have planned leftovers for Wednesday night.  This means that Steve will have to come home, and I need to have dinner ready when he gets home (~6 PM) so that we can eat and pack everyone up ready to go by 6:40.  We will see how it works out.

Here is my plan for this week:

Tuesday - meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, steamed veggies
Wednesday - meatloaf leftovers (meatloaf sandwiches?)
Thursday - Poppy Seed Chicken, rice, steamed veggies
Friday - leftover Poppy Seed Chicken (I have to work 2-9 so I will take some with me, and hopefully Steve and the girls will heat-up the leftovers as well).
Saturday - going out with family for my dad's birthday

I know you are thinking the same thing I am.  Wow - she is going to cook two meals this week.  I just say this, you have to start somewhere.  :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I sold my soul and went to Kroger

I have to admit it, I am a Ukrop's snob.  I love Ukrop's, the way the stores are bright and clean, the aisles aren't crowded with pallets and displays, and of course the friendliness and helpfulness of the employees.  I just don't like going to other grocery stores and when I do I moan and groan to myself while I am there about how much nicer Ukrop's is and question what was I thinking by stopping here just because it was closer, a Sunday or whatever the reason may be.

I signed up for The Grocery Game (TGG) about 6 weeks ago.  The real reason why I signed up for it was because I was starting to buy groceries and prepare food for the winter retreat we were taking the college students on the first weekend in January.  (I am hoping to share my menu and what I spent in a future post.)  It is free to sign-up for a 4-week trial period.  I have several friends who use TGG and I thought why not give it a try.  The biggest downside I saw to TGG was that they didn't list Ukrop's as one of their stores.  For our area the only grocery stores they listed were Food Lion, Kroger, and Whole Foods.  They also offered Walgreens and CVS.  I signed up for all 5 available stores and would check my list every week to see what was on sale.  She uses a color coded system for the items on the list, black means only buy it if you need it, blue means stock-up, and green means free.  She does what I was already doing with my Ukrop's deals and matches up the sale price with any available coupons and then calculates your final price.  I have to admit that I wasn't very impressed with TGG in the free 4 week trial.  It is $10 to keep one store and $5 for any additional store for each 8 week period after the trial period.  My friends really find some good deals at Kroger because of the TGG and I thought well, for $1.25 a week I will give it a little bit longer and just keep that store.  I wasn't sure if it was just the time of year that I had signed up or what.  I also knew that around the Superbowl there is a Mega sale at Kroger where I got some good deals on my own last year and thought I would see how well I could do with some help.  So, I checked the list this week and realized I had to go to Kroger.  There were just some things that I really couldn't say "no" to. 

I printed my list with the few things in blue or green that I wanted, gathered the necessary coupons and headed to Kroger with the family in tow.  Steve doesn't go grocery shopping with me on a regular basis so he still thinks it is really neat to watch the final amount drop over and over again and see my final total be a fraction of what it originally was.  (He did note that the cashier (a guy) had a look of amazement when I got to my final total today.)

So enough about it already - what did you get?

(4) Peter Pan Peanut Butter - $1 each
(2) Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls (5 count) - $0.40 each
(6) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (4 count) - $0.33 each
(1) Halls Cough Drops - FREE
(1) Starkist Tuna Pouch - FREE
(6) Maruchan Noodles - FREE (one is missing because Natalie ate it for lunch)
(2) Celestial Seasoings Tea - $1 each
(5) Tony's Frozen Pizzas - FREE
(1) Large Tide Stain Release Liquid - $2 (I forgot to grab it for the picture)
Bag Credit - -0.15

Shelf price (before sales, coupons, tax, or bag credit): $53.73
Final price (after sales, coupons, bag credit, before tax): $10.65
Total Savings: $43.08 (80%)

I think I can justify my $10 for 8 weeks of TGG.  If you are not already a member of TGG and would like to become one send me a note and I will send you my e-mail address to use as a referral.  If I continue to keep TGG it will help me get free weeks.  You know how much I like "free".  :)

Ukrop's Meat Department Deals

I ended up going to work for a few hours on Thursday and before I left I walked by the meat department and found these goodies marked down begging for me to buy them.  I was getting low on my meat supply in the freezer so I gladly picked them up.  They were marked down on Thursday (the 14th) because they had a sell by date of Friday (the 15th).  (Ukrop's states that their perishables are good for 3 days after the sell by date if stored correctly.  I have had meat turn before the 3 day window and they have refunded me my money.)

This is what I got on Thursday (the prices are after the 33% off):
Meatloaf Mix (Ground Beef, Veal, & Pork) (1.07 lb) - $2.86
Beef Tip Roast (2.3 lb) - $6.18
London Broil (2.15 lb) - $7.02

Ok, so you bought a bunch of red meat.  Big deal you are going to make a meatloaf, a roast, and a london broil.  Close, but not quite.  :)

I had some helpers with me the kitchen:

Can you guess what I did by looking at the picture?  That is right - I made my own lean ground beef.  I cut the roast into large chunks and then processed it twice through the meat grinder attachment on my KitchenAid mixer.  The meat manager at the Ukrop's I shop and work at told me that it would be a cross between ground round and ground sirloin because of the cut I was purchasing.  He promised it would be very flavorful.  We will have to wait and see.  I packaged it in two freezer bags for future use. 

So here are my ready for the freezer finished products:

The two bags at the top are the ground beef tip roast.  I made a marinade for the london broil and placed it in a large freezer bag.  This way when I pull it out to thaw it will also marinate at the same time.  I also mixed up the meatloaf mix with my mom's recipe for meatloaf (some bread crumbs, an egg, some onion, some salt, some pepper, and tomato sauce).  My hope is that I will remember to pull all of these goodies out of the freezer a day in advance so they can thaw in the refrigerator and we can enjoy some meals with some of the prep work already out of the way.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shopping Trip from Double Coupon Wednesday

I hit Ukrop's Wednesday afternoon with both girls in tow and ready for naps.  Needless to say it was a quick trip and I stuck very close to my list.  I was glad I had everything organized with how many of each item I wanted and all of my coupons grouped together.  It really helped me get in and out as quickly as possible.

Here is a picture of my purchases: (Sorry it is not my best picture, I couldn't find the good camera.)

Here is the list of what I picked up -- prices are after sales & coupons:

6 - Chef Boyardee Pastas 0.77 each
1- Food Club Sandwich Bread - 1.29
1- Fiber One Muffin Mix - 1.00
1- Fber One Granola Bars - 1.20
1- Large Box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch - 1.40
1- Shout Color Catcher - 2.89
2 - Halls Cough Drops - FREE
5 - Birdseye Frozen Vegetables or Rice - FREE
1 dozen Eggland's Best Eggs - 1.29
2- Yoplait Smoothies - 1.00 each
2- Chobani Yogurt - FREE
1- Hormel Honey Ham - 1.00 each
2lb bag of baby carrots - 3.89
3 - Dole Fruit Naturals - 0.67 each
1 - Litehouse Honey Crisp Apple Cider - FREE
Reusable Bag Credit - -0.10

Shelf Price (before sales, coupons, or tax) : $66.59
Final Price (after sales, coupons, bag credit and before tax) : $22.44
Total Savings: $44.15 (67%)

My friend Judi also posted her savings from her trip yesterday on her blog.  How much did you save?  Was this your first double coupon Wednesday at Ukrop's?  Did you get excited when you realized you were getting something for free?  Feel free to share - I get as excited about everyone else's deals as I do about my own.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ukrop's Coupon Match-ups for Double Coupon Wednesday 1/13/10

I was so excited to see the frozen food sale and a 10/$10 sale this week at Ukrop's.  I posted in my previous post this week about two free items - the Chobani Greek Yogurt and the Birds Eye Vegetables.  I did find one other free item - the Hall's Cough Drops.  You will have to keep reading to find out how you can get these items for free in addition to some other great deals.  I am only listing the items on sale that have a coupon to match-up with them.  There are some other really good deals that do not have coupons available.  Go here to view the entire Ukrop's ad on-line.

I ran into Ukrop's real quick this morning while we were out to check out a few deals and to pick-up bananas for 0.39/lb and found two awesome deals.  The first deal is that the items listed under the Extra banner of the Savings SPOT section of the ad are store coupons - not manufacturer coupons.  That means you can get an even better deal by combining a manufacturer coupon with the SPOT coupon.  Please be sure to pay special attention to purchase requirements and limits with these coupons.  The other deal that I found are that the Ukrop's insulated coffee tumblers are FREE when you buy a medium coffee (for $1.40).  They were originally ~$6.  I found out about this deal from one of the managers at my store who likes to talk deals with me.  Pretty much anything that has "Ukrop's" on it needs to be sold.  I saw Ukrop's sparkling cider reduced for quick sale as well.  I picked up one of the tumblers, I had looked at them previously and couldn't allow myself to pay the full price, but for the price of a cup of coffee I got one.  (They may be a Richmond collectible one day.)

I am going to try to do this in the bulleted list again this week.  I hope it is easy for you to read, it is easier for me to enter - which means I get it done and posted faster.  :)

Ukrop's Coupon Guidelines:
  1.  Ukrop's doubles coupons up to 0.99 and only on Wednesdays.
  2. Ukrop's will only double 5 like coupons per transction.  (If you have more than 5 just divide your order into 2 seperate ones and it will be ok.)
  3. Ukrop's will accept internet printable coupons.  There are some exceptions - they will not accept internet printables for a face value above $2 or for anything that is a free item.  This includes buy one get one free coupons.

 **A side note about internet printables - there has been a huge surge of fraudulent internet coupons.  Please be kind and respectful to the cashier if any of your coupons are questioned as long as they are legitimate and you are buying the correct item there shouldn't be any problems.**

All coupon deals are posted in the following format:
Item - coupon source - coupon amount - doubled (if applicable) - final price


  • Hot Pockets & Lean Pockets (6.5-9 oz) - 6/$10 - 10/25 SS - $1/3 - buy 3 for $4 (or $1.33 each)
  • Selected Healthy Choice Dinners - 5/$10 - 1/3 SS - $1/2 - buy 2 for $3 (or $1.50 each)
  • Bird's Eye Steamfresh Vegetables - 10/$10 -  11/15 SS, 12/6 SS, or 1/10 SS - 0.50/1 - 0.50/1 - FREE
  • Hunt's Ketchup (24 oz) - 10/$10 - January AllYou Magazine - B2G1 - Buy 3 for $2 (or 0.67 each)
  • Rice-A-Roni and Pasta Roni (4.6 -7.2 oz) - 10/$10 - 1/3 RP - $1/3 - Buy 3 for $2 (or 0.67 each)
  • Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding (4 pk/3.5 oz) - 10/$10 - 1/10 SS - 0.30/2 - 0.30/2 - Buy 2 for $1.40 (or 0.70 each)
  • Chef Boyardee canned or Microwave Pasta (7.25 -15 oz) - 10/$10 - 1/10 SS - 0.35/3 - 0.35/3 - Buy 3 for $2.30 (or 0.77 each) **watch size of product you are purchasing, the coupon is only good on 7.5 oz microwaveable or 15 oz cans**
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt (6oz) - 10/$10 - 12/13 SS - $1 - FREE
  • Eggland's Best Grade A Large Eggs (1 dozen) - $1.99 - 11/1 SS - 0.35 - 0.35 - $1.29
  • Rold Gold Pretzels - 2/$5 - - $1/2 - buy 2 for $4
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast (5.94 -12.6 oz) - $3.99 - 1/3 SS - $1 - $2.99
  • OneTouch Ultra 2 Glucometer - $39.99 - 1/10 RP - $10 - $29.99
  • OneTouch UltraSmart - $49.99 - 1/10 RP - $10 - $39.99
  • Selected Bayer Aspirin (20-120 ct)- $4.99 - 1/3 SS - $1 - $3.99
  • Hall's Cough Drops (20-30 ct) - 0.99 - - 0.50- 0.50 - FREE
  • or Hall's Cough Drops - 0.99 - 1/10 SS - $1/2 - buy 2 for 0.98 (or 0.49 each)
  • Gold Bond Skin Care (3.5-5.5 oz) - $3.99 - - $1 - $2.99
  • Del Monte Fruit Cups (4pk/3.75 -4.5 oz) - $1.69 **with Savings SPOT coupon**
  • Yoplait Frozen Smoothies (7.6 oz) - 2/$4 - 1/3 GM - $1/1** - 2/$2 (must use Savings SPOT coupon, must buy 2 limit of 2)  **Use 2 manufacturer coupons
  • Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt (4pk/4oz) - 2/$4 - 1/3 GM - $1/1** - 2/$2 (must use Savings SPOT coupon, must buy 2 limit of 2) **Use 2 manufacturer coupons
  • Fiber One Yogurt (4pk/4oz) - 2/$4 - 1/3 GM - 0.50 - 0.50** - 2/$2 (must use Savings SPOT coupon, must buy 2 limit of 2) **Use 2 manufacturer coupons
  • Fiber One Bars (5 ct) - 2/$4 - 1/3 GM - 0.40 - 0.40** - 2/$2.20 (must use Savings SPOT coupon, must buy 2 limit of 2) **Use 2 manufacturer coupons
  • Fiber One Muffin Mix - 2/$4 - 1/3 GM - 0.50 - 0.50** - 2/$2 (must use Savings SPOT coupon, must buy 2 limit of 2) **Use 2 manufacturer coupons
  • Selected General Mills Cereals (9-16.2 oz) - 4/$9 - 1/3 GM - $1/3 - 4/$8 (must use Savings SPOT coupon, must buy 4 limit of 4)
  • or Selected General Mills Cereals - 4/$9 - - 0.55 (Yellow box Cheerios only) - 0.55** - 4/$4.60 (or $1.15 each) (must use Savings SPOT coupon, must buy 4 limit of 4) use 4 manufacturer coupons
  • Dannon Yogurt (6oz)- 10/$5 - 1/3 SS - $1/10 - buy 10 for $4 (or 0.40 each)
  • or Dannon Yogurt  - 10/$5 - - $1/6 - buy 6 for $2 (or 0.33 each)
  • Selected General Mills Super Size Cereals (24-25.25 oz) - 2/$5 - - $1/2 -  buy 2 for $4
  • or Selected General Mills Super Size Cereals (24-25.25 oz) - 2/$5 - 1/3 GM - $1/3 - buy 3 for $6.50
  • Hormel All-Natural Sliced Lunchmeat (8oz) - 2/$5 - - 2/$5 - 0.75 - 0.75 - buy 1 for $1
  • Del Monte Fruit Naturals (8oz) - 10/$10 - or - $1/3 - buy 3 for $2 (or 0.67 each)
fuelperks!bonus! Rewards item -
Happy shopping and feel free to share any deals that you find.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Free Items this week at Ukrop's

I am home from church this morning with "the crud".  Thankfully it is just the coughing all day and night crud and not a stomach bug.  Nonetheless, I don't think anyone would appreciate me sitting next to them in church while I was coughing my head off (as my mom would say).

Because everyone else went off to church this morning I have had a rare quiet morning to myself.  I was sitting at the table sipping some hot herbal tea and flipping through the sale ads and the coupon inserts from my Sunday paper.  I noticed two free items at Ukrop's this week just from glancing.

  1. Chobani Greek Yogurt are $1 each this week.  There were $1 off any Chobani Yogurt coupons in the 12-13 SS.  Making them FREE!  If you don't have any coupons for this (or want more) look on ebay*.  I just purchased 30 (3 lots of 10) coupons with free shipping for $5.25 from a buy it now auction. I just tried this yogurt last week.  It is really good, and it is loaded with protein - 14 grams of protein in a 6oz serving.
  2. The Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables are also $1 each this week.  There is a coupon in today's SS for 0.50/1 Steamfresh Vegetables. There are still valid coupons from the 11-15 SS and 12-6 SS for 0.50/1.  These coupons will double on Wednesday to $1 making them FREE!
There are some other great deals, but I wanted to let you know about the free items so that you could make sure you get at least one Sunday paper today and to give you enough time to secure some coupons from ebay*.  I will post the deals for the rest of the week in another post.  I am going to try to squeeze in a nap since I was up coughing most of the night and the house is quiet.

*When you purchase coupons from ebay you are not actually paying for the coupons you are reimbursing the seller for their time in clipping, sorting, posting, and preparing the coupons for you.  The coupons themselves are free.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Back into blogging...

When I originally started my blog this past summer I didn't really know where I was going with it.  I thought I would talk about my girls.  The crazy things they do and say during the day.  I thought I would talk about the adventures that Steve I have had as a couple, as parents, and as leaders with our church.  I admittedly had become a little obsessive abut couponing and wanted to share some tips to help people save money.  One of my motto's is "Why pay more than you have to?".  I never thought that I would be doing what I am doing now - weekly coupon match-ups for Ukrop's, specifically double coupon Wednesday's.

I am not complaining.  I just think it is neat to look back and think about why I started to blog and how it has evolved.  I am contemplating starting a new blog - or really a seperate blog.  I am thinking about moving my coupon match-ups to a seperate site so that this site can strictly be about my crazy world as a wife and a mom who works as a drug dealer pharmacist one day week.  My dilema right now is what to call a new site.  I want to stay with just local stores.  There a tons of other sites that cover national chain stores like Target, Walgreens, and CVS.  There are even plenty of sites that cover the other grocery stores that we have in the Richmond area such as Kroger and Food Lion.  I found my spot (I hope) helping people get the most for their money at Ukrop's.  Sadly the Ukrop's era is coming to a close, just as I was about to start the blog "I love Ukrop's". I can't honestly say I love Martin's - at least not yet. 

Suggestions?  Thoughts?  Any tips on topics that would be helpful?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ukrop's Double Coupon Wednesday Match-ups for 1/6/10

I have had every intention of being earlier with my match-ups.  This week I once again had a wrench thrown into my plan.  We spent Friday through Monday at the beach with 18 college students from our church.  When I woke up Monday morning, I woke up feeling yucky.  When we got back home I crawled into bed and slept the day away.  I completely lost track of what day of the week it was and realized this morning that I hadn't started on my match-ups.


There are some really good deals this week at Ukrop's.  Click here to look at this week's ad.  There are stock-up deals on food club beans or tomatoes at 5/$3 (that makes them 0.60 a can) and Perdue boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.88/lb.  


Here are some tips regarding Ukrop's coupon policy:


  •  Ukrop's doubles manufacturer coupons up to 0.99 on Wednesday only.
  •  Ukrop's will only double 5 like coupons per transaction.
  • Ukrop's will accept internet printable coupons.  They will not accept internet printables with a face value higher than $2 or for a "free" item.  (This includes buy 1 get 1 free.)

 I am so behind I am only hitting the high points and I didn't even have time for a spreadsheet.  I have made the coupons that will double on Wednesday in red.

Here is the format for the coupon match-ups:
Item / sale price / coupon source / coupon amount / doubled / final price


 fuelperks!bonus! rewards items: 
  •  Peter Pan Peanut Butter (13-16.3 oz) / $1.99 /AllYou January 2010/ B2G1 Free / Buy 3 for $3.98
  • Campbell's Select Harvest Meat Soups (18.6 - 19 oz) / $1.79/ 1-3 SS / 0.40/2 / 0.40/2 / Buy 2 for $3.78
  • Jell-O Gelatins or Puddings (18-24 oz) / $2.79/ AllYou January 2010 / 0.50 / 0.50 / $1.79
  • Oscar Mayer Deli-Shaved Lunchmeat (7-9 oz) / $3.00 / 12-13 SS / $1/2 / Buy 2 for $5 
 Savings SPOT item (must present coupon from SPOT machine at register to redeem the savings

  •  Planters Mixed Nuts (9.25-11.5 oz) / $1.99 / 12-13 SS / $1/2 / Buy 2 for $2.98
Weekly Ad Items:

  • Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup (10.75 oz) / 2/$1 / 1-3 SS / 0.40/4/0.40/4/ Buy 4 for $1.20
  • Baked Lay's Chips (8.75-11 oz) / 2/$6 / 1-3 SS /0.55/ 0.55/ $1.90

  • Keebler Wheatables / 2/$5 / (no longer up but still valid if you printed it last month)/ $1.50/ Buy 1 for $1
  • Special K Snack Crackers / 2/$5 / 1-3 RP / $1/2 / Buy 2 for $4
  • Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers / 2/$6 / 1-3 SS / $1/2 / Buy 2 for $5
  • Tylenol Cough, Cold and Sinus (8 oz or 20-24 ct) / $4.99 / 12-6 RP / $1 / $3.99
  • Irish Spring Soap ( 3 bars) / $1.49 / 1-3 SS / 0.20 / 0.20 / 1.09
  • Kellogg's Special K (12-19.5 oz cereal or 3.8 oz bars / 5/$10 (must buy 5 or 2.50 each) / 1-3 RP / $1 off 2 (seperate coupons for the cereal and the bars will really maximize your savings) / Buy 5 for $8
  • Oscar Mayer Regular Lunchables / 10/$10 /  (no longer up, but still valid if printed last month)/ 0.55/1 / 0.55/1 / -0.10 (FREE)
  • Tyson Fully Cooked Entrees (17 oz bag) / $5.98 / 10-18 SS / 0.55/1 / 0.55/1 / $ 4.88
  • Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon (12 oz) / 2/$5 / 11-15 SS / 0.75 / 0.75 / Buy 1 for $1
  • Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna (16 oz) / 2/$3 / 12-13 SS / $1/2 / Buy 2 for $2
  • Yoplait Yourt Cups (4-6 oz) / 10/$5 / 1-3 GM / 0.40/6 / 0.40/6 / Buy 6 for $2.20 (0.37 each)
  • or Yoplait Yogurt Cups  / 10/$5/ 1-3 GM / 0.50/8 / 0.50/8 / Buy 8 for $3 (0.38 each)
  • or Yopliat Yogurt Cups /10/$5/ /0.50/6/ 0.50/6/ Buy 6 for $2 (0.33 each
  • Kraft American Singles (12 oz) / $2.29 / 12-6 SS / $1/2 / Buy 2 for $3.58
Happy shopping and feel free to share any deals that you find!

PS - Tell me if you like this format better than my spreadsheet I am trying to find a format that works best for me and my faithful readers.  :)