Monday, July 26, 2010

i'm back!

So it's been a while since I've posted a sweet saving money blog, but I'm back, and going to try posting more now, so people can actually READ this!! We've been having some budget issues due to car insurance bills and hospital bills (new motto=RELAX!!), so my grocery shopping hasn't been too exciting. That combined w/the fact that the boy and I decided we only have 10 months til our wedding and really need to start getting back on the eating healthy train!! Therefore last month we only spent about $200 on groceries, and didn't save as much as I have in previous months (In June I saved 47%!!) But thats ok, because...

*We spent over $100 less on groceries than we did the month before, AND

*I bought things that were *GASP* not on sale!! Which was exciting, because the boy and I went through my healthy cookbook and picked out lots of healthy meals that we are going to make!! I mean, if something was a ridiculous price and I had no coupon, then I passed, because we didn't need it that bad. But this gives us way more options for healthy breakfast/lunch/dinner instead of pizza rolls cuz they were on sale, lol.

So in the next few months, I might not be saving a ridiculous amount on groceries like I have been the rest of this year. But hopefully I will be dropping some pounds!!

And this blog won't be the one to show you the CRAZIEST deals possible, because I know most of the people who will read this are not going to have time and ROOM for all this food. Instead I'm going to give you the deals you'll actually use and enjoy!! Anyways...Meijer is having their 10 for $10 sale this week, and here's what some of the good deals I see are: (Please remember my Meijer doubles coupons up to .50!)

10 for $10
*Green giant vegetables (no coups but a good deal still!) $1

*Meijer white or wheat bread, hot dog buns, and hamburger buns $1

*Coke, Pepsi, 7-up 2 liters $1
-use the Meijer Mealbox coupon for $1 off of 5 Pepsi, only .80 when you buy 5 Pepsi

*Chex mix $1
-use the .55/1 chex mix coupon, you only pay .45!

*Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $1
-use .50/2 coupon HERE
=2 for $1!

*Dole Salad Blends $1

*Banquet Meals $1 (not the best meals, but a few aren't bad)
-$1/4 HERE

*Coffeemate Creamer (I recommend the amaretto flavor!) $1
-.75/1 HERE
= only .25!!

*Sunny D $1
-.25/1 HERE
= .50!

*Grands Biscuits $1
-1/2 Sweet Grands (if included in sale) HERE (you must enter in zipcode- 33770)
-$0.50/2 Coupon HERE (zipcode- 33770)
= 2/$1

*Michelinas Entrees $1
-$1/5 coupon HERE
= 5/$4

*Old Orchard Frozen Juice concentrate $1
-$1/4 HERE
= 4/$3

*Healthy Choice Soup $1
-$1/5 Meijer Coupon
= 5/$4

There are a ton more 10/$10 deals (and remember you get the 11th item free) and you can check out Meijer's ad

*Garden Fresh Chips and Salsa and Hummus- Buy one get one FREE!
= about $4 for awesome chips and salsa/hummus!

*Blueberries $1.50 a pint (the boy and I just bought a ton and are going to freeze them to use in smoothies!)

*Gatorade .99 PLUS buy 10 and get 5 Propel waters free!! (We did this deal before and it rocks!)

*Smart Ones Frozen dinners 5/$9 PLUS buy 5 get 1 free!
DEAL IDEA=Buy 12 meals, use TWO $1/5 coupon HERE
=12 meals for $16, only .75 a piece!

*Edy's Ice Cream $2.50

*Meijer Milk $2

*Kraft Deli Fresh Slices $2.50
-$1/1 HERE
=1.50 PLUS right now when you buy 5 Kraft Items in one transaction, you'll get a coupon back for $5 off your next purchase!!! That could make for a sweeeeeet deal!

WELL thats most of what I'm stocking up on this week. Are there any other deals I missed? Are there any deals you are looking for? Let me know :)