Thursday, September 09, 2010

Shopping List and Menu 9/9/10

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

Albertsons
Transaction #1
**10 boxes Rice Krispies Treats $1.99 ea - $5 manuf coupons
total $15 + get a $10 coupon off my next purchase

Transaction #2
**10 boxes of Kellogg's cereal $2.49ea - $4 manuf coupons
$20.90-$10 mega coupon from transaction #1 and $5 mega from last weeks transactions
total $5.90 + get a $10 coupon for next transaction

Transaction #3
**8 boxes Kellogg's fruit snacks $1.99 ea - $3 manuf coupons
**2 boxes Kellogg's cereal $2.49 ea-$1 coupon
$17.00-$10 mega coupon from transaction #2
total $7.00 + get a $10 coupon for next transaction

Transaction #4
2 gallons of milk $1.99/gallon
3 5oz Chicken of the Sea Tuna 50 cents ea (limit 3)
**5 general mills cereals $1.50 ea- $1 manuf coupon
**4 pkgs totinos pizza rolls 50 cents ea - .80 manuf coupons
**1 chex mix $1-50 cent manuf coupon
$13.70 -$10 mega couupon from transaction #3
total $3.70

Albertsons Total $31.60
Albertson's has been running double-coupon coupons (up to $3 per transaction) every other weekend.  I will wait to shop Alby's until Monday hoping that they continue this pattern.  I will save an additional $11.30 by doing this bringing my total to $20.30 for EVERYTHING I purchase at Albertson's.

Fred Meyer
*10 Langers 64 oz apple juice $1 ea limit 10
*10 Fred Meyer 8 oz yogurt 30 cents ea
*10 Fred Meyer 18 oz peanut butter $1 ea
*10 Fred Meyer 18 oz preserves $1 ea
*2 Kotex products $2.33 ea - $2 manuf coupons
3# lean hamburger $1.79/lb
Fred Meyer Total $43


Saar's Marketplace
4 day produce sale through the 12th all prices are with in-ad coupons
grapes 79 cents/lb
10# bag russet potatoes 99 cents ea
Seedless watermelon 2/$5
peaches, plums or nectarines 69 cents/lb
On the vine tomatoes 88 cents/lb
gala apples 77 cents/lb
cantaloupe 77 cents ea
green cabbage 28 cents/lb
broccoli crowns 68 cents/lb
5# bag sweet yellow onions 2/$3 (30 cents/lb)
Langers Cranberry juice cocktail $1.88 ea
Western Family cottage cheese 99 cents ea

Menu
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- Roasted Chicken, Garlic Smashed potatoes and green beans
Friday-Pizza night! BBQ chicken pizza
Saturday- Chicken noodle soup, tossed salad and bread sticks
Sunday-Breakfast for dinner! Waffles with fresh blackberry syrup
Monday-Artichoke & Spinach Lasagna, salad, french bread
Tuesday-Taco Tuesday! hard shell beef tacos with all the fixin's
Wednesday-Stir Fry

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