Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Grocery Deals -- 1/8/09-1/14/09

I'm back! If you'd like to see some pictures from our trip, I posted some at my other blog, My Funny, Funny Family. As far as being frugal on the trip goes, we actually ended up making almost every breakfast for ourselves and one lunch, which is more than I was even planning on cooking because hey -- when your regular job is cooking and cleaning up after a family, it's the last thing you feel like doing on vacation. I purposely did not book a room with a kitchen, but the wonderful inn where we stayed happened to have a community kitchen which served our needs quite nicely.

So, on with business! After two weeks away, my fridge is empty and I'm ready to plan the first grocery trip of the new year.


There's a coupon in this week's flyer for a $30 gift card with a new or transferred prescription, expires 2/7/09. These should also be good at other stores that take competitor prescription coupons, for example my CVS does. :-)

Super Coupons:

Cheerios $1.50 -- Honey Nut 12.25 oz., Cheerios 14 oz., Multigrain 9 oz. No limit w/ $10 purchase.
Use $1/2 printable (good for any of these), or a .75/1 Multigrain coupon from the second page of the same link, or .50/1 from 12/7 SmartSource to get them for $1 apiece

Regular sales:

Lucerne Milk $1.99, limit 2 (Lucerne is BGH free)

Buy 5, Save 5 Sale on Juice and Juice-like Products: Participating brands include Ocean Spray, Tree Top, Capri Sun, Motts, Juicy Juice, V8.
The ad says you can get a bottle of Ocean Spray Cranberry for $1 each if you buy 5.
Use .55/1 Ocean Spray Cranberry from the 12/7 RedPlum, .50/1 V8 from 1/4 SmartSource, $1/1 V8 Fusion printable (the Fusions are listed at $2 if you buy 5), $1/1, $1/2 and .50/2 from the 1/4 SmartSource, $1/1 Juicy Juice Harvest Surprise printable, $1/1 Juicy Juice from 1/4 SmartSource



8 lbs naval organges $2.98


Kellogg's cereals and 8-ct. Pop-Tarts 4/$5 must buy 4
8.7 oz. Fruit Loops, 14 oz. Frosted Flakes, 8.6-oz. variety pack

8 O'Clock Coffee $3.99 for 12-13 oz.
Use $1/1 printable

There's a new "spend $30, get $15 in coupons" catalina on what looks like P&G products Pampers, Dawn, Cheer, GM cereals, Betty Crocker, Progresso, Charmin and Green Giant. I will write about this in a separate post.

Separately, there's a $5 instant savings at checkout offer when you buy $20 worth of Nestle products this week. If this works on register prices instead of sale prices, there might be some deals here but on their own the sale prices don't look too hot, so I'm not sure.

And, there's an Osco Catalina: "Buy 10 energy/diet bars for $10, get $3 coupons," or buy 3 boxes of bars (or other nutrition products) at $3 and up, get $5 in coupons.

And while we're talking groceries, today's Chicago Tribune food section is chock full of frugal ideas: this article lists affordable, nutrition grocery items including kale, beans, chicken thighs and brown rice. That's not news to any of you, but they also include recipes. Then there's this article of freezing tips, which I could certainly use.

Coupon matchups from


Helen said...

I think the instant savings ones work off sale price, as the savings is with your card. It wouldn't come off without your card; therefore it won't print before you scan. Different than the catalina deals

Not sure if you had your paper held, but yesterday was a Starbuck's free tea coupon. Try and get a hold of Sunday's Dominicks ad. More of those limitless super coupons, requiring $10 purchase, good til 1/11. So you can use super coupons from both ads! I'm planning my shopping now with GCs from previous scripts.

Welcome back!