$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – A Few Harris Teeter Deals to Wrap Up 2010 – Spent $14 for $52 Worth of Groceries!

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?

Each week my goal is to spend no more than $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 – Spent $14.44 (plus tax) for $52.55 Worth of Groceries!

Since I am still stocked up on produce, meats, juice, etc. from last week’s pre-Christmas grocery shopping trip, I only had to “fill in” this week with diapers, milk and the bargains. I spent way over my $60 goal last week ($101) due to items for Christmas baking, cooking, entertaining, etc. and only spent $14 this week, so it actually averages out just under my $60 goal per week. It always seems to work out over time!

Harris Teeter Coupon Matchups 12/29 – 1/4

Coke 2 Liter – FREE
Coupon from MyCokeRewards (If you drink Coke products, I highly recommend you signing up for MyCokeRewards to receive FREE Coke products, magazines, gift cards, etc.)

Kashi Cereal – $2.99
Coupon – $3.00 off (Coupon from Vocal Point – I also highly recommend signing up with this program.  I have received quite a few full-size products and high value coupons from them).
Total – FREE

Beech-nut Toddler Fruit Nibbles – $.94
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

Excedrin – $2.50
Coupon – FREE Excedrin – Click here to print a similar coupon for $3.50 off; however, this coupon is for Excedrin PM and not Excedrin Extra Strength like my coupon.

Newman’s Own Salsa – BOGO Free – $1.49
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.49

El Monterey Chimichangas – BOGO Free – $2.09
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.09

Kahiki Egg Rolls – BOGO Free – $2.12
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print from Coupons.com!
Total – $1.12

Gorton’s Frozen Popcorn Shrimp – BOGO Free – $2.19
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print from Coupons.com!
Total – $1.19

State Fair Corn Dogs – $3.00
Coupon – $.75 X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $1.50

Luvs Jumbo Pack Diapers – $5.99
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $4.99

Did you find any great grocery 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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A few that got my attention were $2.00 off 2 Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice (my boys love this on New Year’s Eve), a wide variety of high value Kellogg’s cereal coupons, $3.00 off 3 Glade products, etc.

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Conquer the Clutter Series – Get Rid of the “Stack;” Use a Breadbox to Store Kitchen Papers

I always manage to have a little (o.k. sometimes ridiculously large) “stack” of stuff on my kitchen bar.  It has my calendar, school papers, recipes I want to try, to-do lists and that type of thing.  Problem? I hate stacks! So, I can’t tell you how excited I was to receive this breadbox for Christmas from my wonderful sister-in-law!  She has one in her kitchen to “house” her papers and I had previously commented before what a great idea that is. 

It allows you to “cover up” all of the loose papers, but still have them handy when you need them. And, you get a neat, clean look in your kitchen.  Win, win!

 

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What can I say, I am pretty backed up! I have A LOT of digital pictures that I need to get printed from this Christmas and throughout the past year.  Updating photo albums and my boys’ baby books is on my to-do list as we move into the new year.

I ran across the offer above and it is going to be a great place for me to start! Kodak is offering 50 FREE prints (shipping is only $1.99). I am passing it along in case it can help you, too!

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Grocery Challenge “Christmas Edition” – Harris Teeter and Food Lion Deals & Coupon Match-ups

Hi everyone!  Notice that this week’s grocery deal post is NOT entitled, “$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge.” Instead, lets just call this “The Grocery Challenge, Christmas Edition.” This is why…

In the midst of all of the Christmas gatherings, entertaining, baking, traveling, etc., I knew that I wouldn’t be able to stick to my usual $60.  Instead, I had hoped to spend $100 and came in at $101.  Honestly, I was happy with that.

Even though it is definitely the most I have spent on groceries for one week this entire year, I have to remember it is the holidays, I have special recipes to make, items to bake, the whole family will be home more and post holiday, I will be right back to my $60 weekly grocery shopping.  It is all good! This week, I still used LOTS of coupons, shopped store sales and saved $81.13!  

Here is the Breakdown:

Harris Teeter – Spent $56.08, Saved $56.76
Food Lion – Spent $45.59, Saved $24.37

Total – Spent $101.67, Saved $81.13

Below are the best deals I found this week at both Harris Teeter and Food Lion.  I have quite a few internet printable coupons listed below; however, be sure to also check out the available internet printable coupons from Coupons.com, Redplum and Smartsource that may match up with your grocery shopping list. 

Harris Teeter Deals & Coupon Match-ups 12/22 – 12/28

Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Luxe Bar – $1.50
Coupon – $.75 X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

Chex Mix – $1.39
Coupon – $.50 X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a recent Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $.39

Schweppe’s Gingerale 2-liter – $.99
Coupon – $.30 X 2 = $.60 off – Peelie coupon on the actual drink.
Total – $.39

Sister Schubert’s Rolls – BOGO Free – $1.99
Coupon – $.75 X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print!
Total – $.49

Luck’s Canned Pinto Beans – $.49

Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables – $1.00
Coupon – $.60 off 3 X 2 (doubled) = $1.20 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print!
Total – $.60 each

Dole Canned Pineapple – $1.00 per can
Coupon – $1.00 off 3 cans – Coupon from recipe booklet
Total – $.66 each

Pillsbury Simply Canned Biscuits – $1.67
Coupon – $.50 X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total = $.67

Mariana Banana Chips – $.69

Heluva Good French Onion Dip – $1.79
Coupon – $.55 X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off!
Total – $.69

Bird’s Eye Frozen Vegetables – BOGO Free – $1.32 each
Coupon – $.50 X 2 = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert
Total – $.82

Log Cabin Syrup – $1.84
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print!
Total – $.84

 Special K Cereal – $2.50
Coupon – $.70 X 2 (doubled) = $1.40 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.10

Harris Teeter Old Fashioned or Thin Sliced Bread – $1.17

Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough – $2.50
Coupon – $.55 X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.40

Duke’s Mayo – BOGO Free – $1.97
Coupon – $.25 X 2 (doubled) = $.50 – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $1.47

Utz Cheese Curls – $1.49

Sargento Shredded Cheese – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off 2 – Coupon from a store tearpad in the Harris Teeter Frozen Food section (I mentioned this coupon display a couple weeks ago.  I hope you found these, as well!)
Total – $1.50 each

Bagel Bites – $2.59
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $1.59

Poppy Cock Popcorn w/Cashews – $3.00
Coupon – $.75 X 2 = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $1.50

Lay’s Potato Chips – BOGO Free – $1.99 each

Harris Teeter Cereal Bars – $1.99

Food Lion Deals & Coupon Match-ups 12/19 – 12/28

Del-monte Canned Vegetables – BOGO Free – $.59 each

Bananas – $.50/lb.

Cheese Nips – $1.50 each
Coupon – $1.00 off 2 – Click here to print!
Total – $1.00 per box

Archway Cookies (Holiday Varieties Only) – BOGO Free – $1.75
Coupon – $.45 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $1.30

Pop-tarts – $1.67

Kraft Sliced Cheese – $1.99
Kraft Block Cheese -$2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off 2 Kraft products – Coupon from Harris Teeter frozen food tearpad display mentioned above.
Total – $1.75 each

Coke 2-liters – $.99 each when you buy 3 ($.88 each when you buy 4)
Coupon – $1.00 off
Coupon – $1.00 off
Total – $.32 each since I bought 3

Smart Option Refrigerated Chicken Nuggets – $1.50

Jamestown Brand Pork Sausage – $1.50

Food Lion Deli-Style Lunch Meats – $2.50 each

Minute Maid Enhanced Juice – FREE
Coupon – Printed at register during last week’s shopping trip.  Always check your coupons that are printed at the register when you check out!

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Did you find any great grocery bargains this week? 

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

Texas Caviar Recipe (Great Appetizer or Side Dish…and Healthy, Too!)

1 can black beans (drain & rinse)
1 can white shoepeg corn (drain & rinse) I have also used yellow corn in a pinch.
1 can black-eyed peas (drain & rinse)
1 can pinto beans (drain & rinse)
1 small jar pimentos (drain)
1 cup minced onion
1 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 cups sugar
1 cup red wine vinegar

1. Boil red wine vinegar and sugar.  When it begins to boil, remove from heat.

2. Stir all other ingredients together and pour red wine vinegar sauce over it. 

3. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and serve with tortilla chips (Tostito Scoops work really well).

This recipe is SO good! I have made it many times over the past few years and this past weekend at a Christmas gathering, there wasn’t a bean left in the bowl when it was time to go.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

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Receive $5.00 off a $10.00 or more purchase at Build-a-Bear ONLINE through December 31.  I thought this could be fun to do with your little one or a niece/nephew during the school break. Or, you could place your order ASAP and choose 2-day shipping to have it delivered by Christmas Eve.

The Build-a-Bear animals are very popular with quite a few children that I know, so I wanted to pass this opportunity on to you in case you are in the market for a great, last-minute Christmas gift for a child on your list.

Ending Soon – FREE Photo Canvas ($55 Value)! My Canvas Turned Out Great…

Remember the AWESOME photo canvas deal I recently posted?  Well, it arrived (only 7 days from the time I placed the order) and what can I say, other than I LOVE IT!  Only problem?  Now, I want to order more of them!

The reason I tell you this is because I heard that the FREE 8 X 10 photo canvas ($55 value) for new customers ends at the end of the year. With the 8 X 10 size, you only pay $14.95 for shipping & handling. Or, if you want to order a larger size like I did, you will get a $55 credit towards it.

I don’t think you will find any canvas deals this good out there (believe me, I researched it for quite a while).  If you plan to order one, I would do it now before this offer ends next week.

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ESPN Magazine (w/ Free Insider Access) $2.99/year with coupon code 1143

 

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