$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – Spent $46 for $129 Worth of Groceries at Harris Teeter!

 

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?

Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well! 

How Did I Do This Week?

Harris Teeter – $46.76 (plus tax) for $129.33 worth of groceries! (Yay – way under my $60 budget!!!)

Here is the receipt showing my savings of over $81!

 

Below I have included the best deals and coupon match ups that I found at Harris Teeter this week. Before you head to the grocery store, be sure to also visit Coupons.com, Redplum.com and Smartsource.com for additional coupons for items that are on your own shopping list this week!

Fiber One Yogurt – $1.99
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from the 3/13 Sunday newspaper coupon insert OR click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon – $1.00 off (Must “activate” this coupon on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email)
Total – FREE

Campbell’s Tomato/Chicken Noodle Soup – $.50 each
Coupon – $.40 off when you purchase four X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.30 each when you purchase four

Breakstone Sour Cream – $1.50
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.40

Cheez-It Crackers – $1.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off –  Click here to print!
Total – $.49

Werther’s Originals Candy – $1.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.49

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce – $1.50
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off- Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total = $.50

Purex Crystals – BOGO free – $2.74 each
Coupon – $2.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.74 (reg. price is $5.49 each)

Arnold Bread – $1.99
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off- Click here to print!
It can be found under zipcode 33570
!
Total – $.89

Lay’s Potato Chips – BOGO free – $1.99
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from the 3/13 Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.89

Cheerwine 2-Liter – $.99

Harris Teeter Split Chicken Breast – $.99/lb.

Goldfish Crackers – BOGO free – $1.09 per bag

Riceworks Chips – BOGO free – $1.70 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from the 3/13 Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – 1.20 per bag when you purchase two

Eggo Frozen Waffles – $2.00
Coupon -$.75 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.25 each when you purchase two

Classico Spaghetti Sauce – $1.27 E-VIC price ($1.67 VIC price)

Tropicana Fruit Punch/Lemonade – $1.29

Jello Refrigerated Pudding (6 pack) – $2.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.49

Quaker Instant Grits (12 ct.) – BOGO free – $1.49 each

Driscoll’s Red Raspberries – BOGO free – $2.50 each
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.50

Fruit 2 O Flavored Bottled Water (6 pack) – $3.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.50

Smart Balance Milk (half gallon) – $3.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off –  Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.50

Pillsbury Easy Frost – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.50

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks – $2.00
Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.50 per box when you purchase two

Folger’s Coffee – $2.97
Coupon – $1.00 off –  Click here to print!
Total – $1.97

Harris Teeter Frozen Fries – $1.97

Famous Amos Cookies – $1.99

Kashi Cereal Bars – $2.99
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.99

Ground Turkey – BOGO free – $2.24 per pack

Update – Click here to view additional Harris Teeter deals!

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below.  If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!

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Tasty Tip – Give Your Sandwich Some Crunch (No Lettuce Included)

I love apples (I eat an apple pretty much every day) and for a while now, I have cut them up in salads in place of tomatoes (if I happened to be out of tomatoes). 

However, recently I also started adding fruit to my sandwiches. Apples and slices of cantalope are a great way to add a little flavor and crunch to your sandwich, while filling you up and offering great health benefits. So, the next time you are out of lettuce and tomato, consider using the fruit you have on hand.

Robitussin Coupon – $1.00 Off

Fabulous Friday – Weekend Deals Roundup (Retail, Restaurant, and Drug Store Deals)

Wow, the weekend is here already!  If you plan on hitting the stores this weekend, here are some money-saving tips (several totally free items included) that you may want to add to your list. 

Walgreens – FREE PediaCare (Sale ends tomorrow)

Purchase 1 bottle of PediaCare – $6.99 (The infant type is only $5.99, plus there are some other sizes/types that are close to $9.00)
Redeem the following:
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Walgreen’s In-ad Coupon – $5.00 off (You can pick up the Walgreen’s weekly ad right inside the entrance of the store and tear this coupon out once you get there).
Total – FREE!

Rite Aid – FREE Candy

I am continuing my head start on acquiring candy for my boy’s Easter baskets. I spent $.50 total for all of the candy shown above. Everything was free except for the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (these were $.25 each).

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs – $.50
Coupon – $0.50 off when you purchase two – Coupon from the Rite Aid March Video Values!
Total – $0.25 each when you purchase two

King Size Hershey/Reese’s Bars – Sale – Buy one, get one free
Coupon – Buy one king-size Hershey/Reese’s item, get a free Hershey’s Drops or Reese’s Mini item – This coupon was from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – Both candy items are FREE
–Note – I redeemed 3 of these coupons for the items pictured above resulting in SIX free candy items.

My store was out of the ThermaCare patches, but here is another freebie items that your store may have:

Thermacare (1 ct.) = $3.99
Coupon – $3.99 off – Coupon found in Rite Aid weekly ad!
Total – FREE

To see the rest of the drug store deals that will be valid through tomorrow (Sat.), click here! I included Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Target on the list.

If you are hitting the mall…

Click here to view an extensive list of retail discounts and coupons.

If you plan to eat out at a restaurant…

Check out the restaurants on Restaurant.com.  Currently, you can receive 80% off by entering the coupon code “SAVE” at checkout (promotion valid through Monday).  The Brixx Wood Fired Pizza one looks appealing to me! If you aren’t familiar with Restaurant.com, you purchase your certificate online and print immediately from your computer. That’s it, no waiting

If you want to receive product samples through the mail this spring, click below:

Have a great, fun weekend everyone!

Chili’s Free Chips & Queso Coupon

Hot Deal! FREE 8 X 10 Photo Canvas (Pay Only Shipping)

I am thrilled that this offer is back!  I LOVE canvas prints and for a limited time you can order a FREE 8 X 10 photo canvas ($50 value)! You only have to pay shipping which is $14.95.  Or, if you want to order a larger size canvas, you will receive a $50 credit towards it. 

You may remember I posted here the canvas print I had made of my boys at the end of last year.  I seriously smile every time I walk by it.  Now, the hard part is deciding which picture I want to get on canvas this time around…

What’s Cooking Wednesday – 3 Steps to Make a Simple Football Cake

Yesterday was my hubby’s birthday and my kitchen helper (my 5-year-old son) suggested we make him a football cake since he likes football.  So, we did a little after school baking project. We took shortcuts and used the items pictured below.

I had both of these items already in my pantry (and both were free from my couponing).  This was the first time I had used the Pillsbury Easy Frost and not only was it easy to use, it was tasty!  I used the “Decadent Chocolate Fudge” kind and I thought it was much better than the regular cake icing in the tubs.

Here is how my little chef and I turned these items into a football cake:

Step 1 – We used the box of cake mix to bake a 9 X 13 size cake. 

Step 2 – I used a sharp knife to cut out the shape of a football.

Step 3 – We iced the cake and added white candles to give the look of the white laces on an actual football. 

That’s it, nothing fancy and far from perfect. But, it was a fun little project that didn’t take very long at all to make.  Just wanted to share…

Restaurant.com Gift Certificates 80% Off Today – March 14

$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – Spent $64.25 for $131.78 Worth of Groceries at Harris Teeter

 

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?

Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well! 

How Did I Do This Week?

Harris Teeter – $64.25 (plus tax) for $131.78 worth of groceries!

Below I have included the best deals and coupon match ups that I found at Harris Teeter this week. Before you head to the grocery store, be sure to also visit Coupons.com, Redplum.com and Smartsource.com for additional coupons for items that are on your own shopping list this week!

Harris Teeter Deals and Coupon Match Ups 3/9 – 3/15

Muir Glen Organic Tomato Paste – $1.55
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.05

Nature’s Own Oatmeal Bread – Buy one, get one free – $1.59 each
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off  (I used a coupon from Coupons.com-no longer available)
Total – $.09

Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar – $1.25
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.15

Starkist Tuna (Can/Pouch) – $1.00
Coupon – $.75 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.25 each when you purchase two

Lemons – $.33 each

Special K Cereal – E-VIC $1.97 (VIC $2.50)
Coupon – $.70 off X 2 = $1.40 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off any two boxes of Kellogg’s cereal!
Total – $.57

Frosted Cheerios – Buy one, get one free – $2.22 each
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.72

Blue Diamond Canned Nuts – Buy one, get one free – $1.79 each
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.79

Mrs. T’s Pierogies – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.00

Pringles – $1.50
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from the P & G Everyday Savings coupon booklet!
Total – $1.00 each when you purchase two

Danimals Crush Cup Yogurt – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.00

Kellogg’s Poptarts – $1.67
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.17 each when you purchase two

Kraft Shredded Cheese – Buy one, get one free – $1.69 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $1.19 each

Yoplait Yogurts (Trix/Splitz/Go Gurt) – $2.00
Coupon – $.75 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.25 each when you purchase two

Tropicana Orange Juice – E-VIC 1.97 (limit 2)
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.47 each when you purchase two

Eat Smart Chips – $3.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.50

Pillsbury Easy Frost – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.50

Folger’s Ground Coffee – $2.97
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.97

Harris Teeter Fat Free Frozen Yogurt – Buy one, get one free – $1.99

Lance 8 pack Sandwich Crackers – $2.00

Gorton’s Frozen Fish Sticks (30 ct.) – Buy one, get one free – $3.29 each
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.29

Harris Teeter Gallon Milk – E-VIC $2.49 (VIC $2.77)

Strawberries – 1 lb. – $2.50

Burleson’s Honey – $3.99
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Click here to print!
Total – $2.89

Naval Oranges – 4 lb. bag – $2.99

Claritin Allergy Medicine (24 ct. – 30 ct.) – $18.99
Coupon – $5.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $13.99

Kraft Promotion

To participate in the Kraft Promotion shown above, I purchased:

Two boxes of Wheat Thins
Two boxes of Triscuits
One box of Capri Suns
Redeemed two $1.00 off when you purchase any two Nabisco cracker coupons (I had one from a recipe booklet and then noticed a large Kraft display near the meat dept. with Nabisco tearpad coupons – check your store, too).
Total – $6.00 for FIVE ITEMS
–Note – If you purchase less than five of the participating items, each item will be $2.00.

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below.  If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!

6 FREE Products – Personalized Caricature Note Pads, Pen, Sticky Notes, Custom Notebooks & Note Cards (Pay Shipping Only)

Vistaprint just released a new “freebie” offer for several personalized items. You only have to pay shipping and handling (usually $3 – $6) for the items below.  Easter is coming soon…these could be cute “non-candy” items added to Easter baskets:

– FREE Caricature Note Pads (reg. $8.99)
– FREE Personalized Pen
– FREE Custom Notebook
– FREE Set of 10 Personalized Notecards (reg. $9.99)
– FREE Personalized Sticky Notes (reg. $4.99)