Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shopping Plan Sunday 10/16/11

Each Sunday I will post my shopping plan for the week ahead.

I'm asked how I get by with a very tiny grocery budget. It's not easy, that's for sure, but there are some little tips and tricks that ease the challenge and, when it comes down to it, it's exciting to watch the grand total go down, down, down.

There are great blogs out there that will guide one through grocery and drug store deals. I use them and couldn't do without them. Because those blogs are so thorough I'm not going to repeat their information here, at least not in total, and will just post what I plan to buy.

Please link to your shopping plan in the comments, if you're inclined.

Another ho-hum week at CVS for me. Last week I avoided the store completely, this week there there is just one deal that may get me in the door.

Hershey’s, Nestle, Mars or Wrigley’s Fun or Snack Size Bags 2/$5
Use $1 off 2 CVS coupon (from Red Coupon Machine in-store - see ad for details)
And use (2) $1.40 off printable HERE
**final price - 2/$1.20 ... great with Halloween around the corner

Last week I stocked up on pasta. There isn't much I'll stock up on at Publix this week, but a few good deals that I'm excited about. (Publix changes their sales on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on your area, and these deals will end then.)

Post Kids Cereals (the sugary ones)* BOGO $3.25 Use $1/2 coupon
Vlasic Pickles BOGO** $2.89 Use $.55 SS newspaper coupon
Bertolli Pasta Sauce BOGO $2.89
Red or Golden Delicious Apples 3 lb/2.99 (best price I've seen on apples in a long time)

*My kids have to mix a bit of this sugary cereal in with the boring "adult" unsugary cereals ... that extends the life of the yummy cereals and gets them to eat the others without complaining

**I found a recipe to imitate ChickFilA chicken nuggets that calls for a pickle juice marinade, thus the need for pickles
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