This past week we spent of total of $14.95 on groceries, mostly just picking up things to fill in or taking advantage of some great deals. I purchased milk, bread, cereal, juice, fruit, tuna, & salad dressing. I had coupons for all items except the milk. I also picked up some taco shells & sauce that Le Mars Hy-Vee had for incredible prices and that I was able to use coupons with, getting 3 sauce and 1 box of shells for .17 + .09 Fuel Saver! I had a couple $1/2 coupons from a tear pad I saw at a store recently that I used.
I have made my list for this week, and it looks like I should spend approximately $30. This is higher than previous weeks because I will be purchasing 3 pounds of hamburger since it will be on sale at Fareway. Again, the biggest challenge looking toward the last several days of the month is to pass on some great deals I’m seeing! I’ll be nice and share these deals with you even though I will only be taking advantage of a few of them. ;-)
At Fareway, I believe we have a corporate ad this week, so we should all see these deals. We have 85% ground beef @ $2.79/lb. when purchasing a 10 lb. tube with in-ad coupon, boneless skinless chicken breasts @ $1.68/lb. with in-ad coupon (this is a stock-up price!), store brand shredded cheese @ 2/$3.00, Dole iceberg lettuce @ .49 with in-ad coupon, Oscar Mayer Bacon @ $2.99 with in-ad coupon, Miracle Whip @ $1.99 with in-ad coupon. Nature Valley granola bars are $2.50/box, plus save $2.00 when you buy 4 with in-ad coupon, and several other items with in-ad coupons. Also pay attention to the Quaker $3 in-ad coupon when you buy 6 Quaker items. Again, keep in mind that you can use manufacturer’s coupons in addition to the store coupons, so the word of the week is “stacking”! Get to a coupon database and look for those manufacturer’s coupons! I believe I saw peel-off coupons on the Quaker Oats that would work with this deal if you purchase the oats, so always be watching for those peelies! There are also printables and Sunday insert coupons out there for many of the other items I listed! J
At Hy-Vee I see many store brand items on sale such as yogurt for .29, canned vegetables at .29, and pasta sauce at .77. All great deals! I also see Chi Chi’s Salsa @ 2/$3 and there are coupons available here (.55/2) or look at the Smart Source insert from 1/12/14 as there may be a $1/2 coupon available.
Did you check your mail in the past day or two? Be sure you’re paying attention to the Hy-Vee coupon mailer that includes a few incredible deals over the next 4 weeks!
Needless to say, being unable to take advantage a lot of these deals is going to be very difficult for me, but a good lesson in discipline. I hope you are doing well with your own challenge! Have a great week!
Jill & Mike