Grocery Trip 01/11 (and this past weekend)

For those of you interested in where I got the coupons, I generally buy two of every Sunday paper, I get leftover coupons from my mom and mom-in-law, I print many from online and I get Meijer store coupons (SQ) from meijermealbox.com. Here are two links to blogs in West Michigan, which give match-ups and links to the Internet printable coupons (IP).
Glimpse of Sonshine
Sarah's Deals

Target (last week)
Dr. Pepper (10) ~ reg ??? (I'm going to guess 1.25, although it may be more), sale $0.79 - $0.25/1 MQ = 5.40 + 1.00 dep
Target Flushable Wipes (3) ~ reg 0.97 - $0.75/1 MQ = 0.66
Tax = 0.17
Total = 7.23 (saved 9.35)

Walmart (last week)
(I'm actually not sure that these weren't sale prices, but I don't know the regular prices if they were on sale, so I'll just treat them as regular prices)
Printer paper ~ reg 3.00 = 3.00
Bar soap ~ reg 1.07 - 1/1 MQ = 0.07
Finish ~ reg 3.49 - 2.50 / 1 MQ = 0.99
Dental Floss (2) ~ reg 0.97 - 2*$1/1 MQ = free
Tax = 0.57
Total = 4.63 (saved 5.44)

01/10/2010 Sunday paper (2) ~ 4.00

Staples
Printer ink ~ $13.49 - $3.00 Staples rewards = 10.49
Tax = 0.63
Total = 11.12 (saved 3.00)

Meijer
*Note that I did separate transactions for the FiberOne products as well as the Wishbone, Skippy & Bertolli deal.
Milk ~ reg 2.29 = 2.29
Dole Salad (3) ~ reg 1.99, sale 1.00 - 3*$1/1 SQ = free
Wishbone dressing (8) ~ reg 2.99, sale 1.39 - 4*$1/2 SQ = 7.12
($10 in Wishbone, Skippy & Bertolli produced $3 OYNO catalina)
BC Helper (2) ~ reg 2.49, sale 1.00 -2*$1/2 MQ = 1.00
BC Helper (6) ~ reg 2.49, sale 1.00 - 2*$1/3 MQ = 4.00
Hunts Ketchup ~ reg 1.39, sale 1.00 = 1.00
Knorr pasta sides (4) ~ reg 1.69, sale 1.00 - 1.00 free item (10 for 10, 11th free sale) = 3.00
Skippy Natural Peanut Butter (4) ~ reg 2.99, sale 1.69 - 2*$1/2 SQ = 4.76
Bertolli Pasta Sauce (2) ~ reg 3.39, sale 2.00 - $1/2 SQ - 2*$0.60/1 MQ = 1.80
($10 in Wishbone, Skippy & Bertolli produced $3 OYNO catalina)
FiberOne Granola Bars (4) ~ reg 3.29, sale 2.50 - 2*$1/2 SQ - 2*$1/2 MQ = 6.00 - $2.00 WYB 4 Fiber One products = 4.00
FiberOne Toaster Pastries (2) ~ reg 2.29, sale 1.75 - $1/2 SQ = 2.50
FiberOne Toaster Pastries (2) ~ reg 2.29, sale 1.71 - $1/2 SQ = 2.42 - $2.00 WYB 4 FiberOne products (including above) = 0.42
Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt (12) ~ reg 0.67, sale 0.40 - 3*$1/4 SQ - 2*$0.60/6 = 0.60
Betty Crocker Frosting (3) ~ reg 2.19, sale 1.00 - 3*$0.50/1 MQ = 1.50
(Betty Crocker Frosting produced $2 OYNO catalina)
Lance Snack Crackers (4) ~ reg 2.89, sale 1.00 - 4*$1/1 MQ = free
Green Chilies (2) ~ reg 1.29, sale 0.89 = 1.78
Green Giant Frozen Veg (3) ~ reg 1.56, sale 1.00 - $1/3 - 1.00 free item (10 for 10, 11th free sale) = 1.00
Chex Mix (6) ~ reg 2.29, sale 0.97 - 3*$1/2 SQ = 2.82
Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta (4) ~ reg 1.69, sale 1.00 - 2*$1/2 MQ = 2.00
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta (4) ~ 3 @ reg 1.79, 1 @ reg 1.69, sale 1.00 - 2*$1/2 MQ = 2.00

*something that I'm unsure of also produced a $2 OYNO catalina

Meijer TOTAL: 43.59 - 3.00 cat - 2.00 cat = 38.59 (saved 123.71)
(and still holding onto $5 in catalinas for next week)

TOTAL spent this week: 7.23 + 4.63 + 4.00 + 11.12 + 38.59 = 65.57 (saved 141.50)

January total: 32.27 + 45.76 + 65.57 = 143.60 (Only $56.40 left for the month if I want to make my crazy goal :) Well, see, but I still think I can still do it! I may have to use a $10 gift card to Family Fare that I've been holding onto... thanks Mitch!)

I took a picture of my Meijer trip, but will have to wait to post it once I get my camera to charge.


(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!







Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)