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After last week’s AMAZING deal on V-Fusion anything Meijer had to offer this week was going to be a let-down! 🙂

Here’s what I’m hoping to get:
(20) Kool-Aid packets 10/$1 (these are getting donated, we NEVER drink this and we have plenty of V-Fusion to drink! :))
-get catalina coupon for FREE Meijer Sugar wyb 20 kool-aid packets

Cucumbers 3/$1
Sweet Cherries $2.99/lb
Peaches/Nectarines/Plums $0.77/lb

Cat Toys; Buy One, Get One for $1

This is actually all I’m getting from Meijer this week.  I’m hoping for good deals on meat from Shelton’s this week.

There’s just one amazing deal at Meijer that I MUST get this week. 🙂

V-Fusion 46 oz 2/$5
-use $1.50/1 from Sunday paper last week (I also ordered extras from E-bay)
-use $1/2 Meijer Mealbox printable

=$0.50 each!!!!  These are regularly priced $3.49 at my store.  I am ECSTATIC over this deal!  This is our absolute favorite juice!!!

So, I’m still hanging onto three rainchecks from CVS and once again they didn’t have the stuff this week. :/  I still scored some fun deals, though.  Here’s what I got in three transactions:

Transaction #1:
Tampax Pearl Tampons (18-20 ct)  $3.99 (Get $2 ECB)
-use $1/1 coupon from Sunday paper 7/3

Oral-B Cross Action Toothbrush $3 (Get $1 ECB)
-use $2/1 coupon from Sunday paper 7/3

One Gallon Dean’s milk $2.79
-use $0.55/1 hang-tag coupon

Kashi Granola Bars, 6 count $3
-use $2/1 Recycle Bank printable coupon

Total before coupons: $12.78
Total after coupons and ECBs ($5.99+$0.50): $1.28 (including tax!!)
Earned: $2 and $1 ECBs

Transaction #2:
(2) 375 ct Q-Tips 2/$4 (Get $1 ECB on 2)

Total before coupons: $4
Total after ECBs from Transaction #1: $1.28 (including tax!!)
Earned: $1 ECB

Transaction #3: (I haven’t done transaction #3 yet, so I’ll let you know how it goes!)
(2) Coppertone Spray Sunscreen $7.99 (hopefully, this is really the price at my store!)  (Get $8 ECB)
-use (2) $1/1 printable
-use $3/1 CVS coupon machine coupon
-use $1 ECB from Transaction #2

Total before coupons: $14.98
Total after coupons and ECBs: $8.98
Earn: $8 ECB

My 10 for $10 deal list:
(2) Green Giant Frozen veggies 10/$10
-use $0.50/1 printable
(2) Nature Sweet Cherry tomatoes
-use $0.55/1 from Sunday paper (sorry I forget which week it was)
(2) Hunt’s Ketchup 10/$10
-use $0.25/1 printable (use zip 17042)
(1) Hormel Sliced Pepperoni 10/$10
-use $0.55/1 from Sunday paper
(2) Sierra Mist 10/$10
-use $1/2 wyb $4 produce
(1) Meijer Freezer bags 10/$10
(1) Meijer Fruit Snacks

Sweet Cherries $2.99/lb
Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb  (I use this for all kinds of meals: sliced for pork chops, slow cooked for BBQ pork sandwiches and shredded pork tacos!)
(3) Seattle’s Best Coffee $5.99
-use $2/1 printable
-use $1/3 Meijer mealbox printable
(2) Thomas’ English Muffins B1G1
-use $0.50/1 Meijer mealbox printable
Graeter’s Ice Cream $3.99 (an Ohio classic, this stuff is AMAZING!)
(4) Philadelphia Cream Cheese 2/$3 (I should buy stock in cream cheese!  We eat a TON of it!!)
(1) Simply OJ 2/$6
(2) Meijer milk 2/$5
(2) Meijer frozen fruit 4/$10
(1) Camping Cooler (price unknown so far :))
-use $4/$30 sporting goods purchase catalina coupon

-use $3.50/$70 purchase catalina coupon

That’s my plan.  I’ll update after I actually go shopping! 🙂

Head over to “The Thrifty Mama” and check out this deal for Organic Coconut on Amazon.com.

I’m going to use this in a granola bar recipe I’ve been wanting to try.  Plus, “The Thrifty Mama” has a recipe for homemade Girl Scout Samoa cookies and who doesn’t LOVE these cookies! 🙂

We’re taking our first camping trip of the year soon and I’m so excited!  Why is it that sleeping in a cloth house, using a vault (isn’t that a nicer word for them than ‘pit’ :)) toilet, not showering for a couple days and washing dishes by hand is so much FUN!! 🙂
I’m planning out my menu and making my packing list this weekend.  Each year we buy one thing to add to our camping supplies (most of which are borrowed from my parents, which allows us this one purchase a year to accumulate our own stuff).  Adding new items slowly to existing or “make-do” items is one way to pay for things up front.  Would it be more fun to go out camping with all new shiny gear….I’m sure!  However, I would NOT enjoy paying off the debt (or the interest which makes things much more expensive in the long run!).
This year’s purchase is going to be a medium-sized cooler.  I contemplated a bigger cooler….they just look cool and official, but we usually only end up camping for extended weekends.  I think we can manage without the “Marine 6 day ice holds 8000 cans of beer” cooler! 🙂
I’m hoping to purchase a 36 quart Coleman Xtreme cooler at Meijer.  I have a catalina coupon that printed at the register this week for $4 off a $30 or $7 off a $50 sporting goods purchase.  I love those random catalinas!
Ok, on to the camping menu.  The key to successfully cooking at a campsite is planning, planning, planning.
We’re leaving on a Friday afternoon, so we’ll eat lunch at home.
Friday dinner:
Foil dinners
Parmesan toast
Smores!

Saturday breakfast:
Ham and Cheese Eggs
Bacon
Toast

Saturday lunch:
Yogurt and Fruit
Beef sticks
Cheese and crackers

Saturday dinner:
Brats
Campfire Potatoes
Veggies and Dip

Sunday breakfast:
Pancakes with butter and syrup
Bacon

Sunday lunch:
Ham sandwiches
Chips
Fruit
Veggies and Dip

After lunch we’ll pack up and head home.  Ahhhh, camping! 🙂

Here’s some plans of what we’ll eat this week:

Monday (Happy Memorial Day!)
Porterhouse steaks $14 (from Shelton’s Farm Market)
Asparagus $2.25 (bought from roadside stand)
Homemade bread (in my new breadmaker!)

Tuesday
Lasagna
salad
Parmesan cheese bread (with rest of loaf from yesterday)

Wednesday
Leftovers or Sandwiches

Thursday
Leftovers or Sandwiches or Frozen ‘stuff’

Friday
Appetizer meal
-chicken wings
-? ? ? still working this one out 🙂

Saturday
I’m working, so ‘the boys’ will be fending for themselves!

I’m VERY underwhelmed by the deals at Meijer this week.  I am planning on hitting up the pet supply sale, though.

My sweet hubby went “meat” shopping today at Shelton’s Farm Market, so we’re all set with bacon and steak (for us) and chicken (for dog food).

Here’s my Meijer list for this week:

(3) Tidy Cat Multi-Cat clumping litter (I don’t know how much it is)
-use (3) $1/1 peelies from previous purchase
-use $5.50/3 Meijer coupon
-buy $30 in purina litter, get $5 off instantly

(1) Milk $2.50

(1) Dietz and Watson Ham $6.99/lb (this is my favorite lunch meat, because it’s minimally processed and has no added MSG)

(1) Colby Jack deli cheese $4.99/lb

(1) Pompeian Olive Oil 50% off
-use $1/1 printable

(2) Totinos Party Pizza (I know these are the epitome of garbage food, but the hubby likes to have a couple on hand to make in a pinch)
-use $0.50/2 from Sunday paper

Overall, it’s a slow week.  Here’s hoping for more exciting things next week!

 

Finally, I’m back to organizing my lists and posting some deals!

Chi-Chi’s salsa $0.99
-use $0.50/1 from Sunday paper inserts

Knorr Rice/Pasta Sides $1
-use $1/4 Meijer mealbox
-use $0.50/2 from Sunday paper 5/22

(2) Kellogg’s Corn Flakes 2/$5
-use $1/2 printable

(4) Juicy Juice 2/$5
-use $2/4 Meijer mealbox
-use (2) $0.50/1 printable (no longer available)
-use $1/2 printable
-PLUS, buy 2 Kellogg’s cereals and 2 Juicy Juice, get $3 off instantly

(4) Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides $1
use  $1/4 Meijer Mealbox
-use (2) $0.50/2 from Sunday paper

(1) Magnum Ice Cream bars $3 (these are GOOD)
-use $1/1 Meijer mealbox
-use $1/1 from Sunday paper 5/22

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce $1 (our favorite!)

Cool Whip $0.99 (gotta get this to use in THIS recipe)

Corn 6/$1

Strawberries 2/$3

Coppertone Suncare 25% off
-I have some $1/1 ANY Coppertone product.  I’m going to see what kind of deal I can get!

I just wanted to update everyone on why my posts have been lacking a little the last couple of weeks.

This is Roxy.  She’s a 15 week old Cocker Spaniel puppy.  We’re fostering her through PetsConnect, Inc!  She is a darling, but she is time-consuming.  Between obedience training and house training, we’re spending a lot of our free time working with her.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things this week.  Thanks for being patient!! 🙂

If you’re interested in adopting Roxy or another deserving dog, visit the PetsConnect website!

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