Saturday, March 14, 2009

I am changing the rules because this is my blog and I can if I want

I am no longer going to include all my toddlers soymilk in our grocery budget. When I began this challenge I new she had special nutritional needs but I had no idea she would need 4 or more cartons of milk that cost almost $4 each every week to stay healthy. Her health is a concern to me and to my pediatrician because of her food issues and I am not willing to compromise on her milk for the sake of my budget so I will no longer include her milk which cost us between $12 and $16 a week. I do not consider her soymilk groceries but medicine at this point.

On a side note I am including all my husbands snacks in my budget. I set up up a snack budget for him but have changed my mind. All my husbands snacks are included in our $50 weekly food bill.

Kroger Post #20

Stumbled on a great bread markdown!

Saved $28.31

Spent $8.88 had a rain check for the cheese
Yes, that is dagger under the table. Is that odd?

Friday, March 13, 2009

How's it Going

I am starting to realize that I need to learn to cook. I have expermenting with this recipie for flour tortillas at Hillbilly Housewife and getting pretty good at baking them. Tortillas are something I can never find cheap enough at the grocery even with coupons.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kroger Deals 3/12-3/18

Kroger is having a Mega Sale this week. In order to get the deal you need to buy 10 items included in the Mega Sale (mix and match). When you buy 10 your get $5 off or .50 on each item. There are a few deals.
  • Activa yogurt is $2.49-.50-$1coupon=$1
  • Land O Lakes Spread is $1.49 buy 2-$50x2-$1/2 coupon (must buy 2)=$.49 each
  • Armour Meatballs are $2.49-.50=$1.99 there is coupon out for free pasta when you buy meatballs
  • Freshetta Pizza is $4.49-.50-$1coupon=$2.99each
  • Gortons are $2.99-.50-.40coupon doubled=$1.69each
  • Toaster Strudel are $1.99-.50-.70coupon=$.79each
  • Purex is $2.99-.50-.70coupon=$1.79each
  • Ken's Salad Dressing is $1.99-.50-$1/2coupon (must buy 2)=$.99each
  • Colgate Toothbrushes will be .25 after the mega sale and the .75/1 coupon
  • Powerade will be $.50 each with the mega sale
  • Quaker rice snacks will be $.50 each with the mega sale
  • Corned Beef, Cabbage, and pork loin are at great sale prices
  • Comforts diapers are $6.49 There are $3off coupons at the Kroger website!

Interesting News Story Eat Healthy on $1 a Day

I saw this on yahoo this morning about a lady named Rebecca Currie Durham North Carolina and I am planning to read her blog later today. It looks like an awesome read. One tip she gave that I plan to check put ASAP is to visit the local Mexican grocery for produce. I live in a area that has a huge Hispanic community so there are plenty of grocers to choose from and it ought to be interesting.

Meijer Deals 3/12-3/18

The only deals I see this week that are stockup worthy are:

  • Jif peanut butter after the sale and coupon it will be $5 for 3 which is pretty good for Jif.
  • Sobe life water will be free is you have the .50/1 peelie.
  • And Quaker rice snacks are $1 again if you have any $1 coupons left they will be free as well!
  • There is a General Mills Deal. Buy any 4 participating items and get $5 off at the register. Depending on your coupons this could be some cheap cereal or fiber one bars.
  • Ice Mountain 24 ct. $3.79.
  • Tyson Anytizers are on Sale for $2.50. There are coupons out for .75/2 and .55/1 making these $1.50 to $2 at the Cumberland Meijer.
  • Dole and Welchs frozen juices are 10 for 10 get the 11th free.
  • The produce on the first page looks great!

On Saturday there will be a One Day Sale and Tyson 40oz Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts will be $3.99. That's less than $1.60lb!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Meijer Trip #13

I did two orders because the Dole fruit is producing a Cat for .75 OYNO when you buy 4 and the Barilla is a mealbox coupon ($1/3) so I could only use one on each order.

Order 1
Spent 21.02
Saved 10.55 got .75 OYNO cat

Order 2
Spent 6.89
Saved 7.74 got another .75 OYNO cat

Not great deals but these are things we needed that haven't been on sale in ages.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Kroger Deals 3/5-3/11

Kroger is having a Mega Sale this week but the prices are not all that good.

The deals I do see are:
  • Folgers Ground Coffee for $4.99. (limit 2)There is a .25 coupon out (this is the huge canister)
  • Cantaloupes for .99
  • Angus Ground Chuck $1.77 a pound
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal is $1.50 a box when you buy 2. There are $1.35/2 coupons out making these $.82 a box!!

Kroger Trip #19

1 half gallon of Silk soy
1 half gallon of milk

Spent $4.56
Saved $1.54