Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Groceries - Week 1

I am back to just using the Grocery Game. I may look into other couponing match-ups such as blogs later in the month but this week I just went with the Grocery Game.

I did use the Coupon Mom a lot this (last) month and there are a few pros - one is the list is up much earlier than the Grocery Game - it's up by noon the day of the new sales which is great for shopping early. Also, when you print your list the list automatically puts the items in order of those without coupons down to ones that do have coupons and items are grouped together by coupon date. Meaning all the items that have a coupon match-up from say 1/24 will be grouped together making it much easier to match your coupons quickly. The list itself is free and there is a grocery database to look up coupons for yourself - I recommend this no matter what coupon match-up method you use!

The cons: the list is not as extensive as the Grocery Game list - so far I haven't found one that is. The coupons are listed a bit oddly - even though HT doubled dollar coupons for a week the Coupon Mom doesn't list her items with the higher doubled amount so you have to figure it out for yourself.

Here's what I got with the Grocery Game this week:

I spent: $69.56
And saved: $103.82
And earned: $3.50 off my next order

There were a few deals this week:

Buy 15 select General Mills products and get $5.00 off your order (or $0.33/each item)

Buy 12 select Pillsbury products and get $4.00 off your order (or $0.33/each item)

I did do the General Mills promotion but not the Pillsbury one - just didn't want to spend the money and didn't need that many cookies/cooking products.

For the GM promotion I got:

4 boxes of Fruity Cheerios
- original price: $3.95/each
- sale price: 2/$5.00
- used 2 $1.00/1 coupons from S 2/21
- another $0.33/off each with promotion
- final price: $1.67/each

2 boxes of Trix
- original price: $3.55/each
- sale price: 3/$6.00
- used 1 $1.00/2 printable coupon (not sure if it's still available)
- another $0.33/off each with promotion
- final price: $1.17/each

6 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
- original price: $2.99
- sale price: 2/$4.00
- used 3 $0.50/2 printable coupon (no longer available)
- another $0.33/off each with promotion
- final price: $1.17/each
- got back $3.50 for buying 6 boxes making them $3.52 for 6 or $0.59/each

3 Tubs of Betty Crocker Frosting
- original price: $1.99/each
- sale price 2/$3.00
- used 3 $0.50/1 coupon from G 2/7
- another $0.33/off each with promotion
- final price: $0.17/each

This is how I hit my 15 but using the Grocery Game you can make any number of combinations to make this promotion work for you.

Other deals:

Lunchables Ham/Cheese Sub
- original price: $1.99
- sale price: $1.00
- used 2 $0.75/1 printable coupon from HERE
- final price: FREE

Ziploc Sandwich or Snack Bags
- original price: $2.49
- sale price: $1.79
- used 1 $0.55/1 coupon from S 1/10
- final price: $0.69/each

For more deals head over to the Grocery Game.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Month End Money Recap

I know the end of the month is not technically until tomorrow but I decided today would be close enough. Nothing's going to change tomorrow :) I will go grocery shopping but that will be a March expense - forgive me if I'm a day off on that as well!

Another update on my New Year's resolutions:

1. Spend $100 or less on groceries each week. This month I had started out hoping to spend only $50 each week. Kind of an experiment to see if I could do it. I could not! I would love to try again when I had more meat in the freezer or even meals already frozen and ready to go becuase it just became impossible at the end of the month. Either that or the pull of double dollar coupons was too strong! On the plus side trying to spend so much less meant I came in well under budget for the month.

My total grocery budget for the month was: $352.36
My total savings for the month was: $518.83
I earned back: $17.49 in Catalinas and Extra Care Bucks (I didn't go to CVS much this month thanks to snow and illness)

The only thing that does include is some packs of diapers which would make up the other $50 putting me right on budget. Kaitlyn's science project happens to be on the absorbency of diapers so we bought a number of extra packs to give her several brands to work with so I wasn't really sure where in the budget to put that under! Quite a few diapers were sacrificed in the name of science but many more have been used on the girls :)

For the month of March I have already drawn out my entire $400 budget in cash and will only spend that on all food, toiletries and diapers. Sometimes it's easy to just shop once a week on Sunday's but on good weeks like dollar doubler or triple coupon week (which I hear may be coming up in March at HT) I go several times and in that week may exceed the $100 but other weeks I come well below. Having the money out for the month seems easier plus it's already out of my bank account like any other bill I would pay. Any money left over at the end of the month will go to a nice dinner out - gives me an incentive not to spend it all :)

2. Pay down debt and keep from accruing new debt. This we did and hope to keep it up again in March.

3. Budget, budget, budget. Still working on it. I am keeping track of every penny. We aren't spending money we don't have but I still have trouble figuring out all the categories. I plan to work on it again in March.

4. Make a price point book. This will probably end up being an April task. I have 3 consignment sales in March and there just won't be time to get this done with everything else I have going on.

5. Get rid of stuff! This we did and quite a lot of it too. I haven't sold any of it so far but I have tossed and donated a lot.

This month I got rid of:

- 4 garbage pails full of trash/broken toys from the basement
- 32 shirts of Kirk's that he no longer wears
- 4 pairs of pants of Kirk's that he no longer wears.
- 1 old flat iron and 1 old curling iron that I don't ever use
- 4 things of never used beauty products that were way past their shelf life

Not sure how the trash bins work as far as getting rid of stuff but that's another 45 things I got rid of for Amy's decluttering challenge . Hoping for even more in March!

6. Organize. I had signed up to participate in OrgJunkie's 28 day organizing challenge but I'm not going to make it and get it all done. We made huge strides in the basement and really sorted quite a bit but it's not done yet. Getting sick last week put me behind and I really need to spend this weekend and week getting ready for my moms of multiples sale - meaning I need to spend more time tagging and less time organizing.

7. Make extra money. Not much this month. I got a check for $25 from BlogHer which runs ads on my other blog Two Kids Plus Trips! I'm thrilled for anything from that :) Next month this should be a much higher number.

8. Still buying good kids clothes. Didn't buy any this month but I'm planning to in March though for summer it will mostly be at all the consignment sales I'm working so it would ultimately be good free kids clothes :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Consignment Sales

It's consignment time again! Hard to believe when there's still a foot of snow on my back deck that it's time to pull out the spring/summer clothes and all the outdoor toys but it's true! Despite the long winter predictions it will eventually get warm so it's time to pull out the clothes, clean, sort and tag them.

If you live in the Northern Virginia area I invite you to check out a few sales - all of which I will be at, one of which I volunteer to be in charge of :) And you thought I spent all my time couponing!

March 6th: 8 AM to 1 PM - Prince William Mothers of Multiples Sale at the Prince William Fairgrounds (10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas)

March 10th to 13th: Classy Kids Consignment sales at the Prince William Fairgounrds - check out their site for more information: Classy Kids Consignment

March 20th: 8 AM to 1 PM - Mothers of Preschoolers at Church of the Word in Gainesville (14215 Lee Highway Gainesville, VA)

Classy Kids put together a tagging video which I thought you might find helpful as a way of knowing how to prepare your items for any sale you might participate in.

Hope this helps! I know I have a lot of work to do...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Potty Party Sponsored by Huggies and House Party

I had the very cool privilege of being chosen by House Party to sponsor a Potty Party to help my kids want to use the potty. While Julianna is well on her way Rachel and Alyssa aren't even close so what better way to encourage them then to have a party?!

Unfortunately, we got the stomach bug all weekend and were not able to host the party. I was way too sick and could not risk spreading our germs. But I was able to get some pictures of the girls checking out our package goodies.

The girls were checking out the Potty Song on-line - they liked it a lot :)

We got some really cool mats for them to practice the song on.

I took some pictures on Friday when I thought Alyssa was feeling better.

Rachel seemed to do the best learning the dance :)

While I was disappointed not to be able to host the actual party I'm excited to hand out some goodies to my guests who wanted to come but just couldn't :)

I'm hoping to host another party with another sponsor soon - it's fun, free and you get great samples, coupons and gifts that you get to share with others. How fun and cheap is that?

For more information check out House Party.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Menu Planning 2/23

I know it's Tuesday but I'm just getting around to menu planning for the week. Not that we didn't eat yesterday though :)

This week I planned my menu around the meat I had since like I mentioned before we didn't have a lot of meat at the beginning of this month. Just seems like not much has been on sale - not sure why. However, this week I stocked up on pork and we'll be using it this week.

Monday - Mac Chicken Cacciatore

Tuesday - Pork Tenderloin with potatoes and broccoli

Wednesday - Cream Cheese Chicken with Broccoli

Thursday - Chinese-Style Pork Stir-Fry with rice

Friday - Ground Pork Tacos

Saturday - Potluck at school bringing 7-layer dip

Sunday - Leftovers - I think we'll have plenty!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Trip #3 Harris Teeter Doubles

I meant to post this days ago but we have been hit by the stomach bug here and it hit me hard all weekend long. But I wanted to get this posted tonight and postpone the week's menu in case you want to run out tomorrow and grab up some of the good deals :)

On Friday I went to the store using the Grocery Game which I still believe is the most comprehensive list and if you're pressed for time I highly recommend just using the Grocery Game and forgoing the other sites.

Here's what I got on Friday's trip:

(Not pictured: green pepper; 2 lb carrots; HT shredded lettuce)

I paid: $40.62
And saved: $79.67

I will say I bought a few things I didn't end up needing. I was supposed to have a party on Saturday and I needed food for it but since I had to cancel due to illness I didn't need the food. Oh well, I will use it.

Best deals:

Edy's Ice Cream
- regular price: $4.49
- sale price: $2.97
- used 6 $1.00/1 coupons from S 1/31
- final price: $0.97/each

Grande Tortilla Chips
- regular price: $3.49
- sale price: 2/$6.00
- used 3 $1.00/1 coupons from S 1/10
- final price: $1.00/each

Welch's 100% Grape Juice
- regular price: $3.69
- sale price: 2/$6.00
- used 1 $1.00/1 coupon from S 2/7
- final price: $1.00

Uncle Ben's Boil in Bag Rice
- regular price: $2.29
- sale price: none
- used 2 $1.00/1 coupon from S 1/24
- final price: $0.29/each

For more great deals check out the Grocery Game - she has updated using this week's brand new coupons and there are a few more good deals that I will try and pick up tomorrow!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Week 4 - Frugal February (Overbudget)

Today I made my second trip on double coupon week - this was the "real" shopping for the week - yesterday was just for the big deals :) Although I have to say I got a number of good deals tonight too! And doubled another 20 coupons.

However, I have gone over budget. Not for my usual $400 a month budget but my hoped for $50/week is not going as well as I had planned. I have discovered it's very hard to spend so little if you have no meat stocked up and if you spend a good $15 a week on milk!

So, today I got:

I spent: $58.34
And saved: $94.42

My best deals (match-ups from The Coupon Mom):

Hormel Pork Filet
- regular price: $9.99
- sale price: 50% off - $4.99
- used 2 $1.00/1 coupons from S 2/7
- final price: $2.99

Cheese Nips
- regular price: $2.39
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used 2 $1.00/1 coupons from S 1/24
- final price for one box: free
- I opted to buy 4 boxes because HT does not give overage and I didn't want to "waste" my doubled coupon by having it only double to $1.20 instead of $2.00 so for 2 boxes I paid: $0.39 or $0.20/box!

Quaker Instant Oatmeal
- regular price: $2.99
- sale price: none
- used 5 $1.00/1 coupons from RP 2/7
- final price: $0.99/each

Dannon Danimals Coolision
- regular price: $2.79
- sale price: none
- used 4 $1.00/1 coupons from S 2/7
- final price: $0.79/each

There are lots of deals at HT this week - a lot of empty shelves too so I would get there early! Barilla Pasta is on sale buy 2 get 3 free and the shelves were almost bare and it's only Thursday! It pays to shop early.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

First Trip With Dollar Doublers

Here's what I got today:

I spent: $25.97
And saved: $69.52
VIC Savings: $20.52 - meaning almost $50 of my savings was from coupons!

I don't think the match-ups were as great this time as last but I didn't take extra time to check the stores for deals I didn't already have matches for. Southern Savers wasn't entirely accurate on some of their match-ups which meant a few things cost more.

My best deals:

Pert Plus for Men
- original price: $3.69
- sale price: none
- used 2 $1.50/1 coupons from S 1/24
- final price: $0.69/each

Sure Men's Deodarant
- original price: $2.89
- sale price: none
- used 4 $1.50/1 coupons from S 1/24
- final price: FREE

Starkist Tuna Pouches
- original price: $1.75
- sale price: none
- used 4 printable coupons from HERE - could use coupon on any tuna pouch
- final price: FREE

Ken's Salad Dressing
- original price: $3.55
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used 2 $1.00/2 coupons from S 1/10
- final price: $0.78/each (Southern Savers has this listed as free but obviously it was not - I should have double checked the price more closely but I was in a hurry and grabbing the deals my list said to get)

$5.00 of my purchase was on some Valentine's items so just $20 on groceries today - not bad :) I still have a bit more to shop tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Planning 2/15

I have to say I have very little planned for this week. I know I should but I'm expecting to stock up on Wednesday with the sale at HT so I haven't really though about menu planning past Tuesday and what I do have planned are meals I had left over from last week :)

Here's what I hope to have this week!

Monday - Cheesy Chili Casserole (PC)

Tuesday - Taco Ring (PC)

What I hope to make the rest of the week :)

Wednesday - Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Thursday - Cheddar Ham Soup (TOH)

Friday - Leftovers

Saturday - Potty Party - still planning menu

Next week I hope to return to cookbook cooking as best as I can with my small budget. I have to say 3 weeks in that $50 a week is basically impossible for us. I'd like it to be our budget but reality is what it is and that's impossible! I'm looking forward to getting back to a higher weekly budget - my fridge is getting bare :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Week 3 - Frugal February

I was certainly much closer to my goal for the coming week. Of course, it was easier since I already know that next week is dollar doubler. I also didn't do much in the way of meal planning since we still have some meals left over from last week that we haven't used yet and I will pick a few more things up for meals when I start shopping again on Wednesday :) Yes, I'm going back early but I'm still going to try and stay within my $50 budget for the week. Other than milk that should get me through till March. I'm very much hoping for great deals next week to stretch my dollar!

For this week I got:

(not pictured: 4 gallons of milk)

I spent: $45.36
And saved: $37.43

I did make one mistake. The Fruit Loops "to-go" cereal cups were buy 2 get 3 free. I guess there was a limit of 10 which I did not know even though I checked the shelf tag and it did NOT say there was a limit. But when I checked my receipt later I realized that I only got 6 free and not 9 like I had hoped so that cost me a few dollars more than I had planned to spend. Oh well, the kids will still eat and love them.

Best deals:

Kellogg's Cereal
- regular price: $3.19/each
- sale price 2/$5.00
- used 2 printable coupons from $1.50/2
- final price: $1.75/each
- I also received a $3.00 off my next order Catalina for buying 4 boxes so that brings the price down to $1.00 a box
- I do know that the $1.50 off coupon will double next week but the difference was only $0.10 so I picked them up this week anyway (of course if they are on sale again next week that will be a different story)

Country Crock spread
- regular price: $1.99/each
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used $1.25/2 coupon from RP 1/31
- final price: $0.25/each
(I didn't actually use the coupon - I am saving it till Wednesday because I have a raincheck for buy 1 get 1 free spread for the larger size and my $1.25 coupon will double to $2.50 off which saves me a lot more)

Cole Garlic bread (coupon match-up from Southern Savers)
- regular price: $3.19/each
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used 2 printable $0.50/1 coupons from HERE
- final price: $0.60/each

Other match-ups from the Coupon Mom

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Deals This Week!

Some deals coming up this week:

Walgreens has a 15% off everything Friend & Family discount by going HERE. You can also get 20% off all Walgreens brand products. Thanks to my good friend, Christina who let me know!

When I checked Southern Savers for some match-ups I saw she had posted that next week Harris Teeter will once again have dollar doubler week! This starts 2/17 and runs through 2/23. I know I won't be spending much at the store this week in order to keep whatever budget I have for next week.

Jenny at Southern Savers will have deal match-ups posted for HT on Saturday so be sure and check that out so you are ready to go next Wednesday!

We're still buried under snow but I'm hoping to get out to the grocery store some time this weekend. Fortunately I haven't had to go back for anything since I shopped last Thursday and we've been eating just fine :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Menu Planning - Snowed In Style (2/8)

I am so thankful I shopped for this week last Thursday. The stores may have been crazy but I have only left the house once since the snow started on Friday and that was to take my son to a doctor's appt. today. Wow! The roads are a MESS. I had hoped to take a quick trip to the store for a few of the sale items I missed but NO I couldn't go. Way too much effort to drive on slush.

Fortunately I also menu-planned for this week on Thursday. I didn't feel like dealing with it that far in advance but now I'm glad I went ahead and did it rather than running to the store for milk and bread and having to go back today :)

Here's what I picked for this week:

3 Recipes are from a Pampered Chef Cookbook: Main Dishes (PC) - seems that it is now out-of-print but it is one of my favorite PC cookbooks. Other recipes are from my new Taste of Home Cookbook (TOH).

Monday: Mac and Cheese Soup (PC)

Tuesday: Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli and Biscuits

Wednesday: Creamed Turkey (using Chicken) on Mashed Potatoes (TOH)

Thursday: Chicken Shepherd's Pie (TOH)

Friday: Taco Ring (PC)

Saturday: Cheesey Chili Casserole (PC)

One of the easiest ways to plan meals is to make something once and then use it multiple times during the week. Tomorrow I will have chicken and mashed potatoes and then I will use both items for the next two meals. Makes for great meals and only 1 day of actual work :)

Anything that can be done in advance is extremely helpful so if you haven't tried meal planning I highly encourage you to try especially in the winter months. After all, you never know when you could be stuck in your house for a whole week!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week 2 - Frugal February

I'd like to say I only spent $50 this week but I didn't. I ended up going over. Part of it was the snow and the rush to get everything I needed before it started (I went on Thursday afternoon) - the other part was the fact that I had 5 kids with me. Yea, not the best of ideas!

Normally I'm alone and I can keep a pretty good tally in my head of what I am spending but in a crowded store full of snow shoppers and dragging 5 kids with me - 3 of which insist on pushing their own carts - I managed to lose track. On top of that I had to go back to Giant for a few more items that I forgot!

Lesson learned - don't shop on a pre-snow day with 5 kids if you want to stay under budget AND get everything you need!!

Either way this is what I got:

(Not pictured: 4 gallons of milk)

I spent: $64.56
And saved: $84.90

This week I used the Coupon Mom as my source for deals and coupon matching. Because of the storm, the Superbowl and the money I already spent I won't be going back with the Grocery Game this week. Hopefully next week I'll be able to do a better comparison of the two.

Best deals this week:

Goldfish crackers (Printable deal match-up from Southern Savers):
- original price: $2.19 each
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used printable $0.75/1 coupon from HERE
- final price for 1: free
- I used 2 coupons and bought 4 packs for $1.50

Betty Crocker Pop-Secret Popcorn
- original price: $2.99/each
- sale price: $1.00/each (10/$10.00)
- used 2 $1.00/2 coupons from RP 1/3
- final price: $0.50/each (83% off)

Wheat Thins Crackers
- original price: $3.59/each
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used 3 $2.00/2 printables from HERE
- final price: $0.79/each

I also ended up going to Giant for some groceries and spent: $16.85. So the total for this week's groceries was: $81.41.

Less than normal but still more than I had hoped. I've decided to cut myself some slack considering the snow and the kids and all and hope to spend a LOT less next week :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Organizing During The Snowstorm

Wow! We here in VA are covered in snow! Completely buried. I've lived here for more than a decade and I've never seen this much snow especially not two big snow storms in one season. To say we've spent a LOT of time indoors in the past few months would be an understatement.

In some ways it's good for the budget - we can't go out to eat or spend money at any stores - but it's often not great on the mind. For me this is probably a direct result of bed rest. I remember spending weeks on end doing nothing, being stuck inside. Before bed rest this might have seemed appealing - a great break - do nothing, be lazy. But now, now it's different - a few hours on the couch and I'm itching to move.

And what better way to get moving then to clean out the clutter! Especially in February when OrgJunkie is hosting a 28 day organizing challenge and Amy at the Finer Things is also hosting a decluttering challenge!

I will say that I have not counted what I've gotten rid of so I guess I will have to start with the items I sell/donate from here out. Of course, I may give myself a 50 piece buffer after the sheer amount of stuff I've already thrown away!

I do know this year I've gotten rid of:

- 13 books by swapping
- 20 books by donating
- 3 large Little People pieces
- 1 large bag of winter gear
- 3 pairs of my shoes
- 2 sweaters I never liked
- 5 bags of random pieces/trash - like I said I didn't break those out or count them

The fact that the multiples sale is the beginning of March is just another reason why I had to get started on ALL my clutter.

Want to see the before?

Oh yea, it's bad! The basement has begun it's transformation :) There are ALL the toys in my house. We have cleaned them out of every room and now we are sorting. If a toy has all its pieces and we want to keep it - great - we will find a place for it and store it well. If we don't need it and it's all together it will be sold at the upcoming sale - otherwise it will be thrown away or donated.

We have already thrown away bags of trash and my pile for sale items is growing every day. Not only will this bring in extra cash but it will clean out my basement and make enjoying the toys much easier for all the kids.

So in addition to building forts, watching movies, playing games and playing with toys we are organizing our home. This way come spring cleaning time the house will already be clean and I will be ready to get out rather than spend any more time inside!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Harris Teeter/Grocery Game

I had a great trip this week!

I spent: $47.11
I saved: $64.46

I used the grocery game list plus a $10 coupon that Harris Teeter had mailed me.

My favorite deals:

Ester C Vitamin
regular price: $8.85
sale price : $4.42
RP coupon :-$4.00

Paid $0.42 cents!
I take vitamin C supplements daily, so I was thrilled to get this.

Breakstones Sour Cream (BOGO Free)
regular price: $3.98 (large size)
sale price : $1.99 (for 2)
RP coupon : -$1.00
Paid $0.99 cents for 2 large containers of sour cream!

Last night we had chicken chilli, partly in an effort to use some of that sour cream. It's a great recipe that is super affordable. It's also perfect for a cold, winter night. The leftovers heat up really well too.

Cherie's Chicken Chilli

Place following ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 5-7 hours.

1 package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 large jars of salsa (we like Harris Teeter brand best)
1 can of baked beans
1 can of chili beans
1 cup frozen corn

About an hour before eating, use a knife and fork to shred the chicken. You can also add shredded cheddar cheese if you prefer.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 1 - Frugal February

Okay, I didn't do badly last month in groceries but compared to many who used January as their pantry challenge month I didn't do well at all. I was definitely not prepared to eat through my pantry in January. Well, it wasn't the pantry as much as lack of meat in the freezer.

So, since I wasn't able to cut back in January I'm going to try for February. After all February is a much shorter month - what better time to try?!

Here's what I got for this week:

(Not pictured: 4 gallons of milk)

I spent: $46.06
And saved: $59.75

My goal had been $40 so I went a tiny bit over but still not bad. I will have to go back tonight for a few more things because I am bringing food to a brunch tomorrow but I'm hoping to make up for that later in the month.

I also headed to CVS last night because of the great diaper deal and picked this up:

I spent: $3.74 (using my $19 ECB's from last week)
And saved: $27.48
And earned: $10.49 in extra care bucks

Best deals this week at Harris Teeter:

Ragu Pasta Sauce
- orginal price: $1.79/each
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used 1 $1.25 off 3 coupon from RP 1/31
- final price: $0.47/each

Quaker Quakes Mini Rice Cakes
- original price: $2.19/each
- sale price: 4/$5.00
- used 3 $0.75/1 coupons from RP 1/10
- final price: FREE

Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables
- original price: $1.49/each
- sale price: 5/$5.00
- used 4 $1.00/2 coupons from S 1/10
- final price: $0.50/each

Kellogg's Mini Wheats
- original price: $3.39
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free
- used printable $1.50 off 2 coupon from HERE
- final price: $0.95/each

For more great deals at Harris Teeter check out the Grocery Game - all deals are from there except for the Mini Wheats. I did fail to mention that another advantage of the Grocery Game is that she updates on Sunday mornings with the brand new coupons giving you a few extra deals each week - very worth the subscription!

For CVS deals check out Southern Savers

Week 1 grocery totals: $49.82
Total savings: $87.23

Monday, February 1, 2010

Menu Planning Monday 2/1

As I suspected we didn't quite get through all the meals last week but I was surprised at how efficiently we got through everything since we didn't eat out even once. When you eat every meal at home you go through the food a lot faster!

Still, we had one meal left for this week :)

Monday: Mini Taco Bowls

Tuesday: Lasagna (recipe on the back of the box)

Wednesday:: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

Thursday: Moms of Multiples Meeting

Friday: Velveeta Baked Spaghetti Squares

Saturday: Leftovers