Thursday, January 1, 2009

Stockup Plans 1/1-1/7 or What I am Buying This Week

I shop mostly at Kroger and CVS and occasionally at Meijer. Meijer is a bit of a drive for me. I live in Indiana so this list reflects my sale prices and shopping options. If you are following my blog and want to give couponing and stockpiling a try in your area check out Her site is free. Once you register you can access a list of all the bargins in your area matched with coupons from your Sunday paper.

Kroger (Central Area)

  • Fresh Ground Chuck $1.77lb
  • Chicken Leg quarters $.39lb
  • Lean Cuisine Dinners 6for$10

1 /2 Lean Cuisine Dinners printable2 / 5 Lean Cuisine Dinners printable

  • They also have a nice price on fresh green beans at $.99lb but we have a lot of free frozen beans.


Starting 1/4

  • Garnier Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner is $2.99 get $2 back to spend on your next order and I have a pile of $1 off coupons so essentially free for me! Limit 1 per card. Good thing I have a card for each of my daughters as well. We love this shampoo and are almost out.

Already on Sale

  • Bumble Bee Tuna (limit 4) $.88
  • Total Advanced toothpaste is $2.99 get $2 back to spend on your next order. Lucky me I have $1 coupon so essentially free for me. (limit 2)
  • Dawn Dish liquid is buy one get one. The price is $1.99 so they are $.99 each. There are $.25 coupons out for these making them $.75 each when you buy 2. (Limit 6)
  • Nature's Bounty Vitamins BOGO Buy 2 Earn 3 ECBs Limit 1 $1/1 from the 9/7, 9/21, or 10/12 RP, and Printables HERE and HERE. $2/1 Printable HERE (register and print twice) ***Scenario***Buy 2 at $4.50 each-BOGO sale 2 $2/1 Coupons=.50 OOP Earn 3 ECBs!=FREE + overage after coupons and ECBs!

January Freebees at CVS

  • Children's Throat Cooler ice pops 6ct are 4.99 get $4.99 back to spend on your next order (limit 2) And thank you Thriftymama go here and you can print buy one get one coupons of these. You may also have gotten them in your 12/7 paper. Buy 2 with a coupon for 4.99 and get 9.98 back in ECB. That's 2 free gallons of milk for me. Thank You CVS!
  • Soy Joy Six Pack $6.00 Earn 6 ECBs Limit 5=FREE after ECBs!(I believe this deal starts 1/4/09, but I hear reports the the ECBs are already printing) These make great donations to food pantrys.
  • Nasogel Drip Free Gel Spray is $7.99 get $7.99 back to spend on your next order. (limit 2) If you follow this link you can have a $2 coupon emailed to you. The coupon allows you to print more than one. So print 2 and buy 2 Nasogels for $15.98-2($2 coupons)=$11.98 out of pocket and get $15.98 back to spend on your next order. If you buy them one at a time you can use the Extra Care Bucks for one to pay for the other and keep your out of pocket cost low.
  • Nutrigum weight management gum is $3.99 get $3.99 back to spend on your next order. (limit 2)
  • Listerine Smart Rinse and Agent Blue are $3.99 get $3 back to spend on your next order. Lucky me I have a pile of smart rinse $1 coupons so essentially free. (limit 5) You can also print a coupon here


My Meijer ad always starts on Thursday instead of Monday so if you live in a Monday-Sunday area this may be your last weeks ad.

  • Buy 3 get 3 free Kraft Mac & Chs
  • Stouffer's Red Box Entrees and Panins are $2. There are $1 off 2 coupons on the panins and $1 off 3 on the entrees
  • Green giant boxed vegetables are $1. There are $.50 off 2 coupons out that will double to $1 at my meijer making this $.50. I don't need any though.
  • They also have Lean Cuisine $6 for 12 but you get a free pack of yogurt for every 6 you buy. I will probably buy these at Meijer since they are more friendly about internet coupons. Kroger will often not accept internet printables over a $1.


  1. is that a *killer* price on chicken leg quarters? or a common sale price? gosh you'll have lots more time to blog w/out a phone; i sure do!

  2. hey i was following your links, and the thrifty mama says soyjoys are also free at cvs after ecb's... that might be something a lot of people wouldn't try, but they're perfect handouts for the "hungry homeless" people at the intersections.

    i don't expect you to leave these on your page! am just typing instead of calling u at 8:30am :) and figure you might spend more time here than your inbox for a while, bcause i would :)

  3. Thsnks for spotting the soy joy I am adding it. And yes, 2 weeks ago I was kicking myself for not getting a raincheck when chicken leg quaters were .59. Glad I didn't buy them now. Hillbillyhousewife suggests splitting them and using the thighs as you would breasts and I figure I'll make fried chicken with the drumsticks. I'm not much of a cook so we'll see.