When I started couponing the hauls were so exciting. When I started blogging at Batavia’s Best Bargains, it was my coupon hauls and meal menus that took off.
I get it, it is a lot easier to see someone actually going out and scoring the deals not just typing them up.
This week I headed to our local grocery store Tops because it’s dollar doubler week.
My pantry is still pretty set, BUT after two weeks of pantry food eating, I was ready to go out get some deals and use coupons.
I actually like shopping in the store. I may be the only one of my friends who isn’t using grocery pick up.
Cereal Deal Alert
This week at Tops you can try the new maple Cheerios for only $0.50 a box after coupons and gas savings.
If you are new to couponing I highly suggest using the coupon matchup lists here. Pick your favorite store where you feel comfortable and only shop the items on that list.
If you need more tips for saving on your groceries check out the post here.
Let’s get into the deals this Week at Tops!
When I went to Tops, I knew I was going to get the cereal, Townhouse crackers, mayo and pasta sauce. While I was there I scored nice deals on meat.
Always keep your eyes open for deals. Clearance stickers, BOGO items and special today stickers on meat.
Here are the coupon breakdown details:
2 Townhouse Crackers $1.99 each
Used two $1.00/1 coupons here ( KFR points required)
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9 Jars of Sauce- Buy 1 Get 2 FREE! $2.69 each
Use three $0.50/1 printable coupons doubled here
-$0.56 a jar
2 Heinz Mayo $0.99 sale price- Why not?! It’s cheap we love mayo and will try it.
3 Boxes of Maple Cheerios , 1 box of Cinnamon toast Crunch- $2.50 ea
Use three $0.75/1 printable coupons doubled here
When you buy six select items you get 200 gas points ( that is $0.20/gal of gas)
I bought 2 Life Pumpkin Spice Cereal to make this my six items- BOGO $3.99
Redeem (2) $0.50/1 Ibotta offers for Life Cereal
-$8.99 for cereal
2 Muuna Cottage Cheese $1.99 each
use the $1.00/2 printable coupon here
used Dollar Doubler
-$1.39 or $0.69 each
2 Tops Pasta $0.77 sale price
Chungs Rolls on sale for $3.50 and a craving I gave into no other reason I bought these!
Sea Cuisine Mediterranean Salmon $8.29 BOGO ( 2 fillets in a pack)
( If you want to do this deal grab the Alaskan Salmon you can save $2 on Ibotta!)
Use the $1.00/1 printable coupon here
used dollar doubler
-$6.29 or $3.14 each
2 Packs of Pure Farms Pork Chops Special Today stickers saved 50%.
$4.60 and $3.26
1 Pack of Ham $5.61
1 Pack of Turkey $5.91
1 pack of Pure Farms Pork Loins Special Today Stickers saved 50% $2.77
1 Pack of Jennie O Turkey Sausage Links $3.41
Vaseline Lotion $3.49 ( I love this one)
Crest Kids Mouth Rinse $2.99
Tops Vitamin D Vitamins 70 ct. $2.49 on clearance
2 Wet n Wild Nail Polished $1.12 each on sale
When you spend $10 on Beauty you receive a 100 gas points. I bought the nail polish to reach the threshold and will use these as stocking stuffers.
Price Before sales & coupons: $135.65
Total paid: $66.88 and earned $0.60 off a gallon of gas ( only 25 points from $0.70/gal) which equals $18 in savings.( EVEN without the gas savings it works out to $1.87 per item still pretty good including all the meat!)
I bought 37 items so it works out to $1.32 per item and any cash back offers through Ibotta or Checkout 51 or Fetch rewards!
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Keep in mind I always have my pantry pretty well stocked with basic filler items for meals. If you are new to shopping from your Pantry first take a look at my article with tips and how to get started HERE.
HERE IS OUR MEAL MENU FOR THE WEEK:
Sunday- Pork Chops with Cauliflower Fries- Guys my kids think these are fish sticks because if I told them it was cauliflower.. well you know! We get them from BJs!
Monday– Seared pork Loins in Avocado oil on top of Ziti Noodles with Alfredo Sauce and Peas
Tuesday– Turkey Sausage Links with Bush’s Beans
Wednesday– Sloppy Joes with carrots and dip ( I’m using up the little venison meat we have left before the next batch comes!)
Thursday- Venison Roast with whatever veggies we have in the fridge or freezer- it could just be carrots and onions!
Friday- Fish with French Fries
Saturday-Spaghetti and Spinach Bake ( I got serious sauce now!)
That is it! We always keep it quite simple.
What will you be picking up this week with coupons?
Or what is on your meal menu this week?