This week we saw double coupons at No Frills again. (Still opportunities through Tuesday.) Trying to dissect it, well, the best I can figure it’s about once a month. There doesn’t seem to be a set policy or pattern, so I just think of it as an interesting surprise when it happens.
Since Mother’s Day was coming up, I weighed the cash v. cleanup time issue. I ended up finding a great deal on breakfast-in-bed items, so we went that route. I still had to clean up. Also found some treats and awesome produce for healthy meals.
No Frills: Doubles got me there this week. Two trips, one a scouting mission, and another bigger visit. Chips Ahoy!, peanut butter, DiGiorno pizzas, Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and broccoli slaw, were the only deals I got this round. Thank goodness for the pb! Total for food $16.41.
Bag N Save: Early in the week I went back for two more milks at 2.29. After Wednesday, I found some great grocery deals: large dozen eggs .79, split chicken breasts .88/#, Kraft colby slices (4.39 – $2 sticker markdown coupons – .55 insert coupons = 1.84), LoL sliced ham 2.99 – $1 insert coupon, apples, sausage for brunch, flour tortillas 1.79, green onions (beautiful!) .50, romaine 1.69, bananas, cereals, potatoes. Total for food $39.74.
Aldi: I always run into someone I know at Aldi! Twice this week, I saw old friends. Milks were 2.29 again, for all variety gallons. Thank you. I picked up list items here, mostly, and some great looking produce at great prices. Cucumbers for .29 — outrageous. Later returned for a gift item. Total for food: $16.88.
Target: Brown rice for .79.
Total this week: $73.82, which puts my monthly total just for food at $126.99. I didn’t get much meat, but did get easy-make items for the lazy weekend. Next week is the last rush-rush week for a while, and I’m glad.
What I have for the coming weeks: Some ground chicken, split breasts, lots of produce, a little pork, and a flat iron beef steak. Also some premade/planned over ingredients. I hope to make chicken enchiladas this week, some for the freezer. We’ll see.
To see how I put these provisions together into menu plans, check out my Menu Plan Monday posts each week. They list how much each dinner costs, which is usually less than $5 for dinner for four.