Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last week of April Shopping and menus

Here's my weekly shopping list in which I use the grocery ads and coupons to feed my family of 6 for under $60 each week. To learn more about how you can save money at the grocery store read my Grocery Shopping 101 series of posts. This list is specific to Puget Sound area stores and sales.

Shopping List
* with in-ad coupon
**at this price when minimum purchase requirements are met. see store ad for details

Saar's Marketplace
4 limes 4/$1
2 Avocados 2/$1
*4 bags tortilla chips 99cents/ea
*2 large green bell peppers 2/88cents
*7# apples 58 cents/lb
*7# Ex Lg Navel Oranges 48 cents/lb
* 2# Crimson seedless grapes $1.19/lb
*1 15# bag russet potatoes $1.50
*2 dozen eggs 99cents/doz (yes, I need to supplement my chickens--perhaps I need 4 layers!)
check for discounted near pull date yogurt!!
estimated Saar's Marketplace total $22

Transaction #1
**Proctor & Gamble Promo Save $5 on your next shopping trip plus get 5 FREE redbox movie rentals when you buy $20 in participating products
**Always $4.99-Free Product coupon
**Tampax $4.99-Free product coupon
**Always FREE product (counts towards $20 total)
**Tampax FREE product (counts towards $20 total)
**3 Puffs facial tissue $1 ea- .25 manuf coupon
estimated total $13 plus I get a $5 coupon off my next purchase and 5 free movie rentals
Transaction #2
*3 Mission Soft Tortillas 10 ct. 79cents ea
5# split breast chicken $1/lb
Lea & Perrins Worchestershire sauce 10 oz $2.89-$2 manuf coupon
estimated total $8 -$5 coupon from transaction #1 = $3
Albertsons estimated total $16

Fred Meyer
2 # broccoli crowns 68 cents/lb
2# bag of mini carrots $1.50
3# Ex lean ground beef $1.68/lb
*2# block medium cheddar cheese $3.99
*3 Hershey's King Size Candy Bars 88 cents ea - 55 cent and BOGO manuf coupons
*3 3 butter 3/$5
Estimated Fred Meyer Total $19.00

This week's estimated total $57

This is what we are going to have on the menu using the groceries I purchased this week and the stockpile in my pantry and freezer from previous weeks and months of $60 shopping lists. Remember that one of my New Year's goals is to serve a meatless meal once a week, and we have three theme nights per week: Taco Tuesday, Pizza Friday, and Breakfast for dinner on Sundays.

Thursday-Smoked Salmon Fettucine, fresh bread, Salad
Friday-Pizza night! Canadian Bacon & Pinneapple, Fresh Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella
Saturday-Macaroni & Cheese, Brocolli, Peaches
Sunday-Breakfast for dinner! French Toast
Monday-Spaghetti and meat sauce, French Bread, Peas, Tossed Salad
Tuesday-Taco Night! Soft Tacos with all the fixings
Wednesday-Saucy Pork & Rice, Brocolli, Apple and Arugula Salad with Buttermilk dressing

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