Oh, Meijer. How I like it when we get along like good friends rather than you trying to cause me problems. I went shopping both yesterday and today, and after a bit of a shopping hiatus, I'm pretty content with the way things went. Also, kudos to Meijer for getting rid of that lousy "one per transaction" wording on their Mealbox coupons. Thank you, thank you. We complained, and they heard us. Huzzah!
6 2ltrs Coke (3 regular, 3 diet): $1.49/ea (ouch!)
10 Kellogg's poptarts: $1.98 - $1/1 coupon = 98c/ea
1 Quilted Northern toilet paper: half price sale for $6.99 - $1/1 = $5.99
2 gallons Meijer milk: $1.98/ea - Meijer promo from buying 2 Oreos and 2 Wheat Thins = FREE!
2 loaves Aunt Millie's bread: $1.50/ea - 35c/1 coupon = $1.15/ea
2 Smart Balance spread tubs: on sale 2/$4 - $1/2 Meijer coupon - $1/1 coupons = 50c/ea (sweet!)
2 Smart Balance spread sticks: FREE! with coupon for buying tubs
2 Smart Balance peanut butter: on sale 2/$4 - $1/2 Meijer coupon - $1/1 coupons = 50c/ea (that's CHEAP peanut butter! And, if it's gross on sandwiches ... we've never tried it ... then I will use it for baking instead)
6 Kraft barbeque sauce: on sale $1 - 75c/1 coupon = 25c/ea
5 bags Earthbound Farms organic carrots: on sale $1 - 55c/1 coupon = 45c/ea
2 packages Oreos: on sale 2/$5 - $1.50/1 coupon when you buy Oreos and milk = 2/$2
2 boxes Artisan Wheat Thins: on sale 2/$5 - BOGO coupon = 2/$2.50
Total: $37.88 (includes 60c returnable deposit)
1. Kelloggs: Buy 10 items, Get 2 FREE movie tickets. The poptarts I picked out were the ones with the Star Trek movie tokens on the back, meaning the 10 boxes also net me 2 more FREE movie tickets! $9.80 spent on poptarts, and 4 movie tickets in return! Hooray!
2. Kraft: Buy 6 barbeque sauces, Get $3 OYNO. That sauce cost me $1.50 after coupons, which means the cat nets me an extra $1.50 plus FREE sauces! Double hooray!
1 container Meijer whey protein: $11.99
(because Be's physical therapist seems to think he needs to consume even more protein ... yikes!)
2 Nature Made multi-vitamins: on sale BOGO $9.59 - $1/1 coupon = 2/$8.59
(again, because of the PT guy ... he needs to come over and start paying the grocery bill, me thinks)
1 clearanced beef heart: $1.19
(can we say gross?! Be is apparently smitten with them, and this is what happens when I bring him to the store with me. Ick.)
5 boxes Jose Ole frozen taquitos: half price sale $2.49 - $1/1 coupons = $1.49/ea
5 boxes Jose Ole frozen quesadillas: half price sale $2.49 - $1.50/1 coupons = 99c/ea
10 boxes Kraft mac & cheese: on sale 10/$5
(plus a $2 OYNO for buying 6 ... I thought the trigger was 10 or I would have broken it up and gotten 2 cats by buying 12 instead ... er, oops)
10 boxes Kellogg's frosted mini-wheats: on sale $1.80 - BOGO coupon from Vocalpoint and - $1/1 coupons = 72c/ea
(plus another 2 FREE movie tickets ... 2 for the price of less than 1 plus cereal ... good deal by me!)
Saved: $76.09 Wahoo!
Did you go shopping this week? Tell me about it, and stay tuned for more Meijer deals in the near future ... perhaps tomorrow after I get home from school.