Saturday, July 31, 2010

Grocery Deals the week of July 28-Aug 3

Here's a list of stockpiling deals I see this week.

Piggly Wiggly (Brundidge and Troy)
First Cut pork chops family pack $1.19/lb
Carolina Pride whole smoked picnics $.99/lb
Red Baron fire baked or classic pizzas 2/$6
Unsweetened kool-aid drink mix 7/$1
Mahatma yellow rice 2/$1 less $.50 coupon from RP 04/25 expires 7/31
Ore-Ida tater tots or crinkle cut fries 4.5 lb bag $3.99
White or yellow Mckenzie chub corn 20 oz roll 5/$5
Green Giant valley fresh steamers 12 oz pk 2/$3
Eastern baby peeled carrots 1 lb bag $.99
Smart Shopper Savings
PW king white sandwich bread 20 oz loaf $.01 (with 1 filled saver card)
PW spring water 24 pk 1/2 liter $2.50 (with 1 filled saver card)
PW skim, 1%, 2%, or whole milk gallon $2.99 (with 1 filled saver card)
Bar-S jumbo meat franks 16 oz pkg $.69 (with 1 filled saver card)

Food Depot (cost+10%)
Boston Butt pork roast (2 pk) $.99/lb
10 lb bag fryer leg quarters $.45/lb
Red or white seedless grapes $.99/lb
Fresh green cabbage $.31/lb
2 Liter Pepsi products $.90
Del Monte ketchup 24 oz $.79

Ground chuck (3 lb pkg) $1.99/lb
Pillsbury toaster strudel 11 oz $1.59

Piggly Wiggly (Cost plus 10%)
First cut pork chops $.88/lb
Grade A whole fryers $.88/lb
Kelley's smoked sausage $2.26 per lb
Crisco veg oil $1.88 48 oz
Blue Bell ice cream (half gallon) 3/$10
French's yellow mustard 14 oz $.97 less $.30 coupon from SS 8/31
Iceberg lettuce $.98

split chicken breasts family pk $.99/lb
Dasani water 24 pk .5 ltr btls 2/$7

Friday, July 30, 2010

FOUR coupon inserts this weekend!

Wow! There will be four coupon inserts this weekend-the monthly P&G, one Smart Source and two Red Plums. Go here to see a list of all of the coupons that are included. Remember, for those of us that receive small town newspapers, we are limited on what the insert includes.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Coupon Inserts This Weekend

This weekend there will be two coupon inserts in the paper-one SmartSource and one Red Plum. Go here for a complete list of the coupons in these inserts. Just remember that not all regions receive all coupons. The larger cities receive the most coupons so we are limited in our area for what actually ends up in our coupon inserts.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How I Save Money on Groceries

Several years ago I saw a special on the Food Network about the website The Grocery Game. I decided to give it a try. It changed my way of shopping forever. About a year ago I decided to cancel my subscription and try to shop on my own. From that experience I have found myself where I am today.
From several years of watching prices, I basically shop for things that I normally would buy and pretty much know what I would pay and match sales and coupons from the local paper. Due to my time and distance, I take these ads to my local WalMart and comp the prices. My local WalMart also takes internet printable coupons which makes a huge difference in your grocery savings. If it is a really good deal, I will stock up on as much as my budget will allow or as many as I have coupons for.
My original purpose of this blog was to post these stockpiling items to help others who were just starting their journey with coupons or even those who do not have time to look for deals and match up coupons. To follow along you will need to obtain the Dothan Eagle paper on Wednesdays which includes all of the ads listed here except for the Piggly Wiggly (Troy and Brundidge) ad which might be delivered to your door or is in the Troy Messenger on Wednesdays. You will also need to purchase a Sunday Dothan Eagle or Montgomery Advertiser for each member of your family. Or if you know someone that will give you the coupon inserts from these papers that would be even better.
Now I do buy most of my Health and Beauty products from Walgreens or CVS. I mainly use Southern Savers for a list of what is on sale at these two stores because I love their shopping list tool. There are so many wonderful sites out there that have the deals at these two drug stores that I felt it would be redundant to post these here. I do post the link to several of these on the side of my blog for those of you who are interested.
If you are new to couponing I would greatly suggest that you read either Shop Smart, Save More by Teri Gault (Founder and CEO of The Grocery or The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half by Stephanie Nelson (Founder of They are both great resources for learning the game of couponing and the two drugstores I have mentioned above.
As I strive to be all the things that God calls me to be-a wife, a Mom, a daughter, a sister, an employee, a friend-I find myself barely having time to gather up my coupons and head to the store. So I apologize for those weeks in the past and those weeks in the future that I miss a week of posting the week's stockpiling deals. I can only promise that I will try to do better.
I hope that this information helps you to discover a love of couponing as I have. I also pray that you will find the resouces you need to help you lower your family's grocery costs.

Stockpiling Deals for the week of July 21-July 27

Here's a list of stockpiling items that I see in this week's ads.

Piggly Wiggly (Troy and Brundidge)
USDA Select Beef Cubed Steaks family pack $1.99 per lb
Fresh Ground Beef family pack $1.99 per lb

Piggly Wiggly (Cost Plus 10%) (ad in Dothan Eagle) Make sure your WalMart will match cost plus prices
Fresh Lean Ground Beef 5 lbs or more $1.28 per lb
USDA Choice Beef Cubed Steak family pack $1.96 per lb
Hunt's Ketchup 24 oz $.78 less $.20 coupon SS 06/20
Wesson Pure Vegetable Oil 48 oz $1.85
Folger's Classic Coffee 11.3 oz $1.98 less $1/2 coupon RP 07/11
Ziploc slider bags (Gallon & Quarts) 2/$3 less $1/2 coupon SS 06/06 or printable coupon

Efurd's (ad in Dothan Eagle)
Boneless Fryer Breast $1.99 per lb
Tenderlean Pork Boston Butts $1.19 per lb
2 liter bottle Pepsi Products $.99
Maxwell House Coffee 11-11.5 oz vacuum bag $1.99 less $1 coupon SS 05/16

IGA (ad in Dothan Eagle)
Butcher Fresh Bone-in Assorted Pack Pork Chops $1.59 per lb
Zeigler wieners 12 oz pkg $1.29

Shur-Valu Foods (ad in Dothan Eagle)
Blue Bell half gallon carton ice cream $3.49 less $1 printable coupon
Fresh Tender Boston Butt Pork Roast $1.19 per lb
Whole Smoked Picnics $.89 per lb

Food Depot (Cost +)(ad in Dothan Eagle) Make sure your WalMart will match cost plus
Pork Loin Chops family pack $.99 per lb
Del Monte vegetables 15 oz can $.68
Tetley tea bags 24 ct box $1.49 less $.50 printable coupon

Go here to see how I shop to save money on my grocery budget.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

$10 Rebate wyb $30 of Olay, Venus, Pantene, Covergirl, or Secret products

Purchase $30 worth of any Olay, Venus, Covergirl, Secret, or Pantene products and receive a $10 rebate by mail. Rebate submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2010.

Go here for a copy of the Mail-in Rebate form.

Where can a guy find an understanding wife?

In my daily Bible reading this morning I read Proverbs 19:14.

"Parents can provide their sons with an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the Lord can give an understanding wife."

Now, of course, us mothers believe that we have to help the Lord find the understanding wife for our son. But as I read this the Lord reminded me that He has everything under control. All I need to do is turn it over to Him with faith that He will choose the best.

Thank you Lord for always wanting to provide the best for us when we least deserve it.

Coupon for Popcorn and M&M'S

Go here for a $1.25 coupon for Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn and one bag of M&M'S candies.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Shopping trip to Walgreens

Total price before coupons and sales $72.91 and total OOP (out of pocket) after coupons and sale $34.36.

4 Nabisco single serve cookies $.50 less $1/2 Nabisco Crackers, SS 5/16 (FREE)
1 pack of index cards $.39 with in ad coupon
1 pack of envelopes $.69 with in ad coupon
2 L'Oreal make up (B1G1 50%) ($12.99 X 2)-($12.99/2)=19.48 less (2) $1 Walgreens July coupon booklet and less (2) $1 L'Oreal cosmetic product RP 5/23 ($15.48)
2 Right Guard deodorant B1G1 $3.99 less $3/2 printable ($.98)
2 Mead 1 subject notebooks $1.99 x 2 less (2) $1 Mead Walgreens July coupon booklet ($1.98)
Knife set clearance price $3.59
Foam slippers clearance price $7.49

Total including tax = $34.36

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts

For those of you who have been waiting for a good deal on Kellogg's pop tarts, listen up. This week Target has the 12-ct pop-tarts on sale for $2. Use this printable coupon for $1.25/3 for a final price of $1.58 a box (a 12-ct box). I will be matching this price at my local Wal-Mart to snag a sweet deal on pop tarts.

Now if they will only have the blueberry muffin flavor in the 12-ct box. That is my youngest son's favorite.

Pantry Organization -Before and After

I converted my upstairs linen closet into a stockpiling pantry. As you can see my family really loves Del Monte cut green beans and Bush's baked beans. So I made sure I stocked up when they were on sale. I have been eying those can organizers and recently found some cardboard ones you can order that are not as expensive as the plastic or metal. I used those to organize my canned goods in a way that is better for rotating.

I purchased the smaller size of organizer since my cabinets were not deep enough for the larger one. All of my regular and small size cans would fit. Since I buy the larger cans of baked beans, they would not fit.

My local Wal-Mart has the the Kraft mac & cheese boxes on sale for $2.50 for a 5-pack. With a $1/2 printable coupon, I was able to obtain them for $.40 a box. I purchased the Velveeta shells and cheese at Walgreens last week with the $3 RR when you purchase $10 deal. I ended up with ten boxes for $1.20 each. They are on sale at Wal-Mart for $1.75 right now and I have seen them as low as $1.50 at some stores.

Now I am waiting for the Velveeta block cheese to go on sale with a coupon to go along with my Rotel.