Valli Produce Haul 3/4/17

Paid: $26.67

Green Beans $0.48lb @ 0.65lb =$0.31

Cucumber $0.34

Limes $0.10 x10 =$1.00

Iceberg Lettuce $0.79

Green Peppers $0.89lb @ 1.81lb =$1.61

Blackberries $0.88 x4 =$3.52

Cantaloupe $0.88

Grape Tomatoes $0.99 x2 =$1.98

Organic Mini Peppers $1.59

Organic Celery $0.99

Organic Carrots $0.89 x2 =$1.78

Organic Beefsteak Tomatoes (rang up as Plum Tomatoes) $0.99lb @ 1.10lb =$1.09

Bacon $2.99

Copperwood American Cheese $2.99lb @ 0.77lb =$2.30

Eckrich Oven Roasted Turkey Breast $4.99lb @ 0.57lb =$2.84

Old Warsaw Polish Ham $2.99lb @ 0.89lb =$2.66

Jewel-Osco Haul 3/1/17 & 3/4/17

Total Retail Price: $166.96
Paid: $68.03
Saved: $98.93
Got Back: $17.50
Net Price: $50.53

Haul 3/1/17

Kashi Bars $2.50
Retail: $4.49
Coupon: $1.00 (peelie)
Paid: $1.50
Got Back: $1.00 Ibotta
Net: $0.50

Cream Cheese $1.50
Retails: $1.99

Halos Mandarines $2.99
Retails: $7.99

Cliff Mojo Bar $1.00
Retails: $1.39
Paid: $1.00
Got Back: $0.50 Ibotta
Net Price: $0.50

Luna Bar $1.00
Retails: $1.39
Paid: $1.00
Got Back: $0.25 Ibotta
Net Price: $0.75

My Ibotta account had a bonus “Awards Night 2017” if you redeemed 6 unique rebates you get a $5.00 bonus. Since I got $0.25 on the Luna Bar, $1.00 on the Chobani Drink, & $0.50 on the Chobani Flip last week and $1.00 Kashi, $0.50 Clif, & $0.25 Luna from this week I got back the $5.00 bonus.

Haul 3/4/17

Chips Ahoy Cookies $1.99 x2 =$3.98
Retail: $2.99 x2 =$5.98
Paid: $3.98
Got Back: $1.20 Checkout51 (WYB 2)
Net Price: $2.78/2 ($1.39ea)

Harvest Stone Crackers $2.99
Retails: $3.49
Coupon: $1.00 MyMixx
Paid: $1.99
Got Back: $1.00 Checkout51
Net Price: $0.99

Post Cinnamon Pebbles $3.49
Retails: $3.49
Coupon: $3.49 MyMixx (Saturday Sampler)
Paid: $0

Signature Kitchens Pasta $0.75
Retail: $1.29
Coupon: Free Instant Win (from Monopoly)
Paid: $0

Kashi Bars $2.50
Retail: $4.49
Coupon: $1.00 (peelie)
Paid: $1.50
Got Back: $1.00 Ibotta
Net: $0.50

Signature Kitchens Iodized Salt $0.69
Retail: $0.79
Coupon: Free Instant Win (from Monopoly)
Paid: $0

Signature Kitchens Pasta Sauce $1.00
Retail: $1.79
Paid: $1.00
Got Back: $0.25 Ibotta
Net Price: $0.75

La Preferida Organic Refried Beans $1.67
Retails: $1.99
Paid: $1.67
Got Back: $0.75 BerryCart
Net Price: $0.92

Yoplait Dipper $1.67
Retail: $1.67
Coupon: $1.67 MyMixx (Saturday Sampler)
Paid: $0

Dannon Whole Milk Yogurt $0.48 x3 =$1.44
Retail: $0.60 x3 =$1.80
Coupon: B2G1F MyMixx (the coupon came off at $0.31, I think this was because I used a $0.50 off Monopoly coupon assuming it would take off on the Oikos because that was the size it was for but it attached itself to the whole milk and not the Oikos. If you figure $0.50 off $1.44 is =$0.94 for 3 is $0.31 so that’s why the computer took off only $0.31 for the free one)
Paid: $1.13/3 ($0.38ea)

Dannon Oikos Yogurt $1.00
Retail: $1.25
Coupon: $0.50 Monopoly (although it ending up attaching itself to the whole milk)
Paid: $0.50
Got Back: $0.25 Ibotta (any yogurt)
Net: $0.25

Chobani Greek Yogurt $1.00 x3 =$3.00
Retail: $1.25 x3 =$3.75
Coupon: $1.00/3 MyMixx
Paid: $2.00/3 ($0.67ea)

Sauve Body Wash $2.00 x4 =$8.00
Retails: $2.49 x4 =$9.96
Promo: Buy 2 Save $2.00 x2 =$4.00
Coupon: BOGO (2/26RP) x2 =$2.00
Paid: $2.00/4 ($0.50ea)

Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo & Conditioners $3.50 x5 =$17.50
Retail: $4.99 x5 =$24.95
Coupon: $2.00 (2/12RP) x4 =$8.00
Promo: Spend $15 Get $5 Off
Paid: $4.50/5 ($0.90ea)

Halls $2.00 x2 =$4.00
Retail: $2.49 x2 =$4.98
Coupon: $1.00/2 (2/12SS)
Paid: $3.00
Got Back: $1.20 Checkout51 (WYB 2)
Net Price: $1.80/2 ($0.90ea)

Lara Bar $1.00 x4 =$4.00
Retail: $1.69 x4 =$6.76
Coupon: I loaded a $0.50/2 MyMixx but it didn’t come off
Paid: $4.00
Got Back: $0.50/2 SavingStar
Net Price: $3.50/4 ($0.88ea)

Cliff Mojo Bar $1.00
Retails: $1.39
Paid: $1.00
Got Back: $0.50 Ibotta
Net Price: $0.50

Luna Bar $1.00
Retails: $1.39
Paid: $1.00
Got Back: $0.25 Ibotta
Net Price: $0.75

Atkins Harvest Bars $5.99
Retail: $6.99
Coupon: $1.00 (1/8SS)
Stack: $1.00 Monopoly
Paid: $3.99
Got Back: $1.00 Checkout51
Net Price: $2.99

Quorn Meatless $3.00 x2 =$6.00
Retail: $4.99 x2 =$9.98
Got Back: $1.50 Checkout51
Eat 2.0 $2.99
Retail: $2.99
Got Back: $1.00 Ibotta
Luvo Bowl $3.00 (was supposed to get back $1.50 from BerryCart but apparently the Bowls don’t count)
Retail: $4.49
Promo: -$2.00 Frozen Fav 4 $10/4
Paid: $10.00
Got Back: $2.50 (combined from above)
Net Price: $7.50/4 ($1.88ea)

Chicken Breast $1.49 @ 5.04lb =$7.51
Retail: $20.11

Green Grapes $0.99lb @ 1.33lb =$1.32
Retail: $3.98

Strawberries $0.99 x3 =$2.97
Retail: $4.99 x3 =$14.97

Organic Blueberries $2.99
Retail: $4.99

Easy Frugal Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

Need a fast and easy breakfast prep? Here’s one and it’s perfect for the freezer too!

What You’ll Need:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 6 English Muffins
  • Optional: Cheese (slices or shredded), Ham, Bacon, Veggies (broccoli, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, green onions),
  • Salt & Pepper and Milk, if desired
  • Ramekins or Muffin Tray (large or jumbo)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350º
  • Start by spraying each ramekin or muffin cup
  • Then break one egg into each ramekin or muffin cup
  • Optional: add veggies, shredded cheese, ham cubes, or bacon crumbles to eggs and add salt, pepper, or milk if desired
  • Next bake at 350º for about 15-20 minutes
  • Lastly assemble sandwiches, add cooled cooked eggs, cheese slices, ham, or bacon between english muffins
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer bags
  • Store in fridge for 4-5 days or freezer
  • To Reheat: place unwrapped sandwich on microwave safe plate and heat for 0:30-3 minutes (depending on if frozen)

Cook with Me Sunday

Vegetarian Meal Prep Week of 2/25/17 Under $30 ~ How I Use My Groceries

Meal Prep: Week 7

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday:

Breakfast: Breakfast Potatoes & Peppers and Granola & Strawberries

Organic Yellow Potatoes
Caputo’s Last Week: $1.99 used 1.75lbs =$1.16
Green Peppers
Aldi Last Week: (3) $0.99 used 1 pepper =$0.33
Organic Red Peppers
Jewel-Osco Last Week: (4) $0.99lb @ 2.44lb =$2.41 used 1.5 peppers =$0.90
Cheese
Valli Produce: $0.99 used about 1c =$0.50
Protein Granola
Homemade: maybe around $0.25
Strawberries
Caputo’s: $0.99 used about 1/6 =$0.17
Blueberries
Aldi: $1.99 used 1/6 =$0.67
=$3.98 for 3 or $1.33 each

Lunch/Snack: Spinach Salad with Mandarins and Almonds, Cutie, Cheese Stick, Hummus & Pretzel Chips, Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks, Granola Bars, & Cheddar Bunnies

Organic Baby Spinach
Aldi: $2.49 used 3/5 =$1.49
Mandarins
Aldi: $0.79
Almonds
Caputo’s Prior Week: $0.75
Cutie
Aldi: $2.49 used 3 of about 20 =$0.37
Cheese Stick
Aldi: $2.79 used 3 of 12 sticks =$0.70
Hummus
Aldi: $1.99 used 3/5 =$1.19
Pretzel Chips
Aldi Last Week: $1.99 used 3/10 =$0.60
Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks
Caputo’s Prior Week: $1.00 used 3 of 5 =$0.60
Annie’s Organic Granola Bars
Caputo’s Prior Week: $1.00 used 3 of 6 =$0.50
Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies
Caputo’s Prior Week: $1.00 used 3/10 =$0.30
=$6.92 for 3 or $2.31 each lunch

Dinner: Burrito with Avocado

Spinach Wrap
Aldi: $1.99 used 3 of 6 =$1.00
Old El Paso Refried Beans
Jewel-Osco: $1.00
Cheddar Cheese
Jewel-Osco Prior Week: $0.99 used 1/4c =$0.12
Avocado
Aldi Prior Weeks: $0.69 x1.8 =$1.15
Organic Grape Tomatoes
Valli Produce Last Week: $1.39
=$4.66 for 3 or $1.55 each

Tuesday & Thursday:

Breakfast: Avocado Toast

Avocado
Aldi Prior Weeks: $0.69 x1.2 =$0.83
Sprouted Bread
Aldi: $2.99 used 4 of about 16 slices =$0.75
Chobani Drink
Jewel-Osco: $0.67 (after coupon & app rebate)
=$2.25 for 2 or $1.13 for each breakfast

Lunch/Snack: Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Almonds, Cheese Stick, Hummus & Pretzel Chips, Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks, Granola Bars, & Cheddar Bunnies

Organic Baby Spinach
Aldi: $2.49 used 2/5 =$1.00
Strawberries
Caputo’s: $0.99 used 1/3 $0.33
Blueberries
Aldi: $1.99 used 1/3 =$0.66
Almonds
Caputo’s Prior Week: $0.50
Cutie
Aldi: $2.49 used 2 of about 20 =$0.25
Cheese Stick
Aldi: $2.79 used 2 of 12 sticks =$0.47
Hummus
Aldi: $1.99 used 2/5 =$0.80
Pretzel Chips
Aldi Last Week: $1.99 used 1/5 =$0.40
Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks
Caputo’s Prior Week: $1.00 used 2 of 5 =$0.40
Annie’s Organic Granola Bars
Caputo’s Prior Week: $1.00 used 2 of 6 =$0.33
Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies
Caputo’s Prior Week: $1.00 used 1/5 =$0.20
=$5.34 for 2 or $2.67 each lunch

Dinner: Lentil Soup

Organic Lentil Soup
Aldi Prior Week: $1.99 x2 =$3.98
=$3.98 for 2 or $1.99 for each dinner

Breakfast Total: $6.23
Lunch/Snack Total: $12.26
Dinner Total: $8.64
Grand Total: $27.13

Freezer Dinners, Produce Prep, & Breakfast Prep Week of 2/25 ~ How I Use My Groceries

This week I made four freezer dinner two of each (for future weeks). The recipes I used this week came from a cook book I got for Christmas called Campbell’s 3 Books in 1. There is a whole section on slow cooker dinners that I can convert into freezer dinner. Campbell’s has very similar recipes to the ones in the book on their website, below are links to them. I also did my veggie prep for snacks and side dishes for this week. I posted a video elaborating on how and why I make my freezer dinners. I should also add the disclaimer that I only cook typically four days out of the week (Monday-Thursday), my lovely mother cooks the other three days. We will also have leftovers for lunches and snacks throughout the week.

Freezer Dinners

Slow Cooker Weekday Pot Roast & Vegetables

Link To The Recipe I Used: https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/slow-cooker-weekday-pot-roast-vegetables/ I didn’t use canned beef gravy instead substituted 1 can beef broth to each and I’ll add the beef gravy packet to the liquid in the slow cooker the last 15 or so minutes of cooking. According to Campbell’s the cost per recipe based on national average is $14.57 I made mine for about $6 less!

Beef Rump Roast
Caputo’s $2.99lb @ 4.17lb =$12.47 used half for each =$6.24
Organic Potatoes
Caputo’s Prior Week: $1.29 3lb used 0.75lb for each =$0.32
Organic Baby Carrots
Caputo’s Last week: $0.99
Onion
Valli Produce Prior Week: $0.04
Beef Broth
Aldi: $0.49
Beef Gravy Packet
Aldi: $0.35
+Spices & Seasonings
=$8.43 & $8.43

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Link To The Recipe I Used: https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/slow-cooker-chicken-tortilla-soup/ (very similar to the cookbook recipe I used) According to Campbell’s the cost per recipe based on national average is $11.43 I made mine for about $5 less!

Organic Salas
Aldi: $1.89 used half for each =$0.95
Cream of Chicken Soup
Aldi: $0.68 x2 =$1.36
Chicken Breast
Caputo’s: $1.49lb @ 3.045lb =$4.54 used about half for each =$2.27
Frozen Corn
Aldi: $0.95
Organic Black Beans
Aldi: $0.89
+Cumin (I could also add cilantro, cheddar cheese, & tortilla chips but I won’t need them until the day of cooking)
=$6.42 & $6.42

Freezer Dinner Price for This Week $29.70 for four!

Produce Prep

Red Peppers (for snacks)
Valli Produce: $0.79lb @ 1.89lb =$1.49

Apples (6lbs in total) both Organic Fuji & Empire Apples (for snacks)
Valli Produce: $3.48 -$0.10 MobiSave =$3.38

Oranges (for snacks)
Caputo’s: $2.50

Strawberries (for snacks)
Caputo’s: $0.99 x2 =$1.98

Blueberries (for snacks)
Aldi: $1.99

Cuties (for snacks)
Aldi: $2.49

Red Grapes (for snacks)
Aldi: $0.99lb 2lb =$1.98

Lunch Snack Packs:
Organic Celery
Caputo’s: $0.79
Grape Tomatoes
Caputo’s: $0.99 x2 =$1.98
Baby Carrots
Aldi Prior Week: $0.49
=$3.26 made 8 packs $0.41 each

Side Salad:
Seedless Cucumber
Valli Produce: $0.49 -$0.25 Checkout51 =$0.24
Organic Cluster Tomatoes
Caputo’s: $0.99lb @ 1.48lb =$1.47
Romaine Hearts
Aldi: $1.29
=$3.00

Veggie Steam Pack:
String Beans
Caputo’s: $0.79
Baby Carrots
Aldi Prior Week: $0.49 used half =$0.25
=$1.04

Veggie Steam Pack:
Organic Broccoli
Caputo’s: $0.89lb @ 1.16lb =$1.03
Baby Carrots
Aldi Prior Week: $0.49 used half =$0.25
=$1.28

Asparagus
Valli Produce: $1.49lb @ 1.06lb =$1.58
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: http://rasamalaysia.com/garlic-butter-sauteed-asparagus/

Cauliflower
Valli Produce: $0.89lb @ 1.89lb =$1.68
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: http://www.eatwell101.com/whole-roasted-cauliflower-recipe

Organic Beets
Caputo’s: $0.99
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: http://www.culinarycolleen.com/roasted-carrots-and-beets-thyme-big-news/

Sweet Mini Peppers
Caputo’s: $1.49
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: http://afewshortcuts.com/2013/05/fiesta-stuffed-mini-peppers/

Mushrooms (not pictured)
Aldi: $0.79 x2 =$1.58
Ideal Side Dish Recipe: http://www.focuseat.com/2013/12/crockpot-parmesan-ranch-mushrooms.html

Produce Snacks: $19.07
Produce Side Dishes: $12.64
Total Produce Price for This Week $31.71

Breakfast Prep

Parfaits

Nature Valley Protein Granola
Prior Coupon Deal: $0.97 used about 1/6 =$0.16
Strawberries
Caputo’s: $0.99 used about half =$0.50
Blueberries
Aldi: $1.99 used about 1/3 =$0.66
Chobani Flip Yogurt
Jewel-Osco: $0.50 (after coupon & app rebate) x3 =$1.50
=$2.82 for 3 or $0.94 each

Breakfast Bowls

Link To The Recipe I Used: http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/hearty-make-ahead-breakfast-bowls/ When I make the potatoes I make them all together in one baking dish however I used about 1.25lbs of potatoes for these bowls the others I used for my vegetarian meal prep. I also added in some red peppers.

Organic Yellow Potatoes
Caputo’s Last Week: $1.99 used 1.25lbs =$0.83
Green Peppers
Aldi Last Week: (3) $0.99 used 1 pepper =$0.33
Organic Red Peppers
Jewel-Osco Last Week: (4) $0.99lb @ 2.44lb =$2.41 used 1.5 peppers =$0.90
Eggs
Caputo’s Prior Week: 18ct $0.99 used 6 =$0.33
Organic Salsa
Aldi Prior Week: $1.89 used 1/4 jar =$0.47
Cheese
Valli Produce Prior Week: $0.99 used about 3/4c =$0.37
=$3.23 for 3 or $1.08

Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

Link To The Recipe I Used: I’ll be posting a Cook with Me Sunday this Sunday in place of Chat with Me Sunday and I’ll be sharing this very easy and frugal recipe. Look for it this Sunday 3/5.

Eggs
Caputo’s Prior Week: 18ct $0.99 used 6 =$0.33
English Muffins
Aldi: $0.99
Land O Lakes American Cheese
Caputo’s Last Week: $2.99lb @ 0.955lb =$2.86 used 6 slices =$0.86 about
=$2.18 for 6 or $0.36 each

Breakfast Total: $8.23

Leftovers

I thought I’d share my how I use my leftovers, like this week (and the last few weeks) I’ve been making fruit salad with leftover fruit we didn’t finish from the week. To make my fruit salad this week I used: 1 can of Mandarins, leftover chopped cantaloupe, 5 apples, 4 kiwi, half a package of strawberries, and 1/3 package of blueberries (from this week). And ta-da fruit salad for the weekend.

YouTube Video

1 Day Sale Deals at Jewel-Osco 3/1/17

3/1/17 Only

Gorton’s Breaded Fillets or Fish Sticks 18.2-19oz $7.99 B1G2F x3 =$7.99
Coupon: $1.00/2 (printable)
Pay: $6.99
Get Back: $0.50 Ibotta (WYB Fillets) & $0.50 Ibotta (WYB Fish Sticks)
Net Price: $5.99/3 ($2.00ea)

Cuties 5lb box $2.99

Butternut White or 100% Whole Grain Wheat Bread 20oz (limit 2) $0.99
Get Back: possible $0.25 Ibotta or $0.10 MobiSave

7Up, Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, or Candield’s Seltzer Water 6pk .5ltr $1.49 (WYB 5, limit 10)

Aldi Haul 2/25/17

Paid: $54.93
Got Back: $0.10
Net Price: $54.83

Romaine Hearts $1.29

Organic Baby Spinach $2.49

Shredded Cheddar Cheese 2lb $5.89

Heavy Whipping Cream $1.69 x2 =$3.38

Chocolate Morsels $1.69

Plain English Muffins $0.99

Diet Coke $4.68

Red Grapes $0.99lb 2lb =$1.98

Frozen Corn $0.95 x2 =$1.90

Mushrooms $0.79 x2 =$1.58

Blueberries $1.99 x2 =$3.98

Hummus $1.99

Hamburger Buns $0.85

Pretzel Slims $1.99
Got Back: $0.10 MobiSave
Net Price: $1.89

Sprouted Bread $2.99

Brown Gravy Mix $0.35 x2 =$0.70

Organic Salsa $1.89

Mandarins $0.79 x2 =$1.58

Cuties $2.49

Cream of Chicken Soup $0.68 x4 =$2.72

Organic Black Beans $0.89 x2 =$1.78

Beef Broth $0.49 x2 =$0.98

Coffee Creamer $2.19

Spring Water $2.79

Menards Haul 2/25/17

Total Retail Price: $28.97
Paid: $13.99
Saved: $14.98
Got Back: $1.54
Net Price: $12.45

Chicago Tribune $1.00 x4 =$4.00
Paid: $4.00
Got Back: $0.44MIR (11% Mail-In Rebate)
Net: $3.56/4 ($0.89ea)

Three Dog Bakery Grain Free Chicken & Apples Dog Treats $4.99 Clearance
Retails: $14.98
Got Back: $0.55MIR (11% Mail-In Rebate)
Net: $4.44

Rubbermaid 18pc Easy Find Lids Set $5.00 Clearance
Retails: $9.99
Got Back: $0.55MIR (11% Mail-In Rebate)
Net: $4.45

Caputo’s Haul 2/25/17

Total Retail Price: $80.15
Paid: $50.65
Saved: $29.50
Got Back: $0.60
Net Price: $50.05

Organic Beets $0.99
Retails: $1.99

String Beans $0.79
Retails: $1.49

Organic Broccoli $0.89lb @ 1.16lb =$1.03
Retails: $1.50

Sweet Mini Peppers $1.49
Retails: $1.69

Organic Celery $0.79
Retails: $0.99

Oranges $2.50
Retails: $3.99

Organic Cluster Tomatoes $0.99lb @ 1.48lb =$1.47
Retails: $2.50

Strawberries $0.99 x4 =$3.96
Retails: $1.50 x4 =$6.00

Grape Tomatoes $0.99 x2 =$1.98
Retails: $1.99 x2 =$3.98

Dozen Eggs $0.69 x2 =$1.38
Retails: $1.79 x2 =$3.58
Paid: $1.38
Got Back: $0.50 Checkout51 & $0.10 MobiSave
Net Price: $0.78/2 ($0.39ea)

Paczki $0.79 x8 =$6.32

Boars Head Roast Beef $8.99lb @ 0.595lb =$5.35
Retails: $7.14

Boars Head American Cheese $3.99lb @ 0.72lb =$2.87
Retails: $5.03

Butterball Turkey Breast $4.99lb @ 0.545lb =$2.72
Retails: $3.54

Beef Rump Roast $2.99lb @ 4.17lb =$12.47
Retails: $23.31

Chicken Breast $1.49lb @ 3.045lb =$4.54
Retails: $8.50

Valli Produce Haul 2/25/17

Paid: $10.71
Got Back: $0.35
Net Price: $10.36

Asparagus $1.49lb @ 1.06lb =$1.58

Seedless Cucumber $0.49
Got Back: $0.25 Checkout51
Net Price: $0.24

Cauliflower $0.89lb @ 1.89lb =$1.68

Organic Yellow Potatoes $1.99

Red Peppers $0.79lb @ 1.89lb =$1.49

I bought 2 bags of apples this week a 3lb bag of organic Fuji apples ($2.99 this week) and a 3lb bag of Empire apples ($1.79 this week). I was charged for a bag of organic red delicious apples $2.49 and Fuji apples $0.99. I’m not sure why this was my cashier instead of scanning the bags punched in the code and I was essential charged less for the apples I bought.

Apples (6lbs in total) =$3.48
Got back: $0.10 MobiSave
Net Price: $3.38