Meal Plan Monday - November 30




Last week we tried ground lamb.  I made a Shepherd's Pie  that our whole family really liked. We thought it was a lot like ground beef with just a slightly different taste.

The challenge this week? How to use up all that turkey! Here's my meal plan for this week:







Leftover night


Get other meal plan ideas at Menu Plan Monday.

Coupon Matchups and Deals 11/29 - 12/5




Here are my favorite coupon matchups and deals for this week:

Dollar General

Skippy Peanut Butter 16.3 oz. $2.00
-$1.00 off 2 any Skippy Product from 11/1 SS
Final Price: $1.50 each wyb 2

Extra or Doublemint Gum $1.00
-BOGO DG digital coupon
Final Price: $.50 each wyb 2

Beneful Dry Dog Food 14.3 lb. $13.50
-$4.00 off 1 printable coupon
-$4.00 off 1 DG digital coupon
Final Price: $9.50

Purina Alpo Cenned Dog Food $.60
-$1.50 off 12 13.2 oz. or larger printable coupon
Final Price: $.48 each wyb 12

Friskies Party Mix $2.75
-$.75 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $2.00

Food City

Alberto VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner $.89
-$.50 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $.64 each wyb 2

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks $.69/lb.

Boneless Center Cut Pork Half Loins $1.99/lb.

Cantaloupe $1.99 ea. 

Grape Tomatoes 1 pt. $1.49

Broccoli Crowns $.99/lb.

Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes 5 lb. $1.99

Chicken of the Sea Solid White Tuna 5 for $5.00

Prince Pasta 5 for $5.00


Hannaford


Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken $3.69
-$1.00 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $3.19 each wyb 2

Chex Cereal 2 for $5.00
-$.75 off 1 printable coupon
-$.75 off 1 printable coupon
-$1.00 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: as low as $1.75

Nestle Toll House Morsels $2.00
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.50

Colgate Toothpaste 2 for $3.00
-$.50 off 1 from 11/22 SS (exp. 12/5)
Final Price: $1.00
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.88/lb.

Assorted Pork Chops $1.49/lb.

Broccoli Crowns $.99/lb.

Granny Smith or Braeburn Apples $.89/lb.

Navel Oranges 4 lb. bag $3.99

Prince Shells, Manicotti or Lasagna 2 for $3.00


Rite Aid

4-day sale (12/2 - 12/5)

Duracell BOGO
-$3 off 2 from 11/22 RP

Halls Cough Drops BOGO
-$1.00 off 2 from 11/1 SS
-$1.00 off 2 RA Facebook printable coupon

Kettle Cooked Chips 2 for $5.00
-$1.00 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $2.00 each wyb 2

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes BOGO
-$1.00 off RA Facebook printable coupon

Xtra Laundry Detergent 2 for $5.00
-$1.00 off 2 from 11/8 SS
Final Price: $2.00 each wyb 2

Stayfree 14-24 ct. $1.99
-$2.00 off 2 from 11/15 SS
-$1.00 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $.99 each

Carefree 36-60 ct. $1.99
-$.50 off 1 from 11/15 SS
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.49

Edge, Skintimate or Hydro Shave Prep $1.99
-$.50 off 1 Edge Product printable coupon
-$.50 off 1 Skintimate Product printable coupon
-$1.00 off 2 Hydro Product from 11/22 SS
Final Price: $1.49 each


Walmart

Libby's Canned Vegetables $.50
-$1.00 off 4 from 11/8 JOH insert
Final Price: $.25 each wyb 4

Hall's Cough Drops $1.54
-$1.00 off 2 from 11/1 SS (exp. 12/12)
Final Price $1.04 each wyb 2

Bounty Paper Towels $1.00
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $.50

Scotch Brite Sponges $.97
-$1.00 off 2 from 10/11 SS (exp. 11/30)
-$1.00 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $.47 each wyb 2

Carefree $.94
-$.50 off 1 from 11/15 SS (exp. 12/27)
Final Price: $.44

Simply Saving Saturday - November 28




What a great week we had this week! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with some of my husband's extended family and our whole family is enjoying time off from work and school. We didn't have Thanksgiving at our house, but I roasted a turkey this weekend and made broth for meals next week. We were also given a turkey that we put in the freezer.

I printed a free Thanksgiving Tree printable. It can be put into a frame and used all year long!

I downloaded a free ebook to my Kindle for PC on my laptop. The Kindle for PC is free to download and I occasionally check Bethany House and The Vessel Project for free ebooks. I also follow my favorite authors on Facebook, who sometimes share when one of their books can be downloaded for free.

I am so thankful that I am able to print coupons again. I've been able to get some really great deals using printable coupons. My favorite find this week was Softlips Cube in the clearance aisle at Walmart for $1.50. I used a $2.00 printable coupon to get it for free!

I froze some unused tomato paste in an ice cube tray and put the cubes in a freezer bag to keep in the freezer.

The bread store had an overstock of hamburger buns and I was able to get a 12 pk. of hamburger buns for just $.75.  I also picked up bread for $1.03 per loaf and a package of English muffins for $.99.

I used Dollar General digital coupons for the first time this week and I love how easy it is. I also really like the fact that I am saving on paper since I don't have to print the coupons out.

How were you able to save this week?


Our on-going savings:

**Set the thermostat to 62 degrees at night and 66 degrees during the day.

**Wash laundry in cold water.

**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.

**Earn Swag Bucks for gift cards that I use to buy gifts.

**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.

**Earn Bing Rewards points for gift cards, Hulu Plus subscription, Skype credits, etc.

**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.

**Turn lights off when not being used.

**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.

**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.

**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.

Hannaford Holiday Magazine with Store Coupons Inside!



While I was checking out at Hannaford, the cashier gave me the Celebrate The Holidays magazine. The following store coupons are inside:

$1 off any Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, any variety
$1 off Hershey's Mint Baking Chips, 8 oz. or larger
$1 off Ritz Crackers, 10.3 oz. or larger
$1 off any T.G.I. Friday's Frozen Snacks
$1 off any Maxwell House Coffee, 28 oz. or larger
$.50 off Dean's Dips, any variety
$1 off any Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing 16 oz.
$1 off any Ghirardelli Baking Bars, 4 oz. or larger
$.50 off any Schweppes Tonic Water or Club Soda, 1 Liter
$1.50 off when you buy Lay's or Tostitos Party Size Chips AND Tostitos Party Size Salsa or Queso
$1.50 off any Coke 12 oz. bottles, 8-pack only
$1 off any Cracker Barrel Cheese
$1 off any Edwards Frozen Pie
$1 off any Wewalka Dough
$1 off any Mrs. Smith's Pie
$1 off any Mt. Olive Kosher Dill Spears, 24 oz.
$1 off any McCormick Extract
$1 off any Gold Peak Tea, 64 oz.

Meal Plan Monday - November 23





We tried Brussels sprouts last week.

I never intended to try Brussels sprouts, but our youngest son noticed them in the grocery store and asked to try them.  Just as I was about to say "no", I remembered that three years ago this son was a picky eater who only wanted to eat chicken nuggets and hot dogs.  This is also the same son who we told had to try everything on his plate.  So, I reluctantly told him we would try them.

This son was also the one who liked Brussels sprouts the most.  He even ate his brother's!  I don't think Brussels sprouts will be a regular part of our menu, but I am glad that we had the opportunity to try something new!

Our menu plan for this week:

Tacos with homemade taco seasoning, cantaloupe

Turkey Tetrazzini, squash, corn

Homemade Shake and Bake Chicken, green beans, mashed potato

One Pot Wonder Stuffed Pepper Skillet, apple slices, carrots sticks

Crockpot Lasagna Soup, salad

Shepherd's Pie, salad

Thanksgiving with family!



Get other meal plan ideas at Menu Plan Monday.


Coupon Matchups and Deals 11/22 - 11/28



I've listed some of my favorite coupon matchups and deals from this week's sales flyers.  Please add any of your favorite deals in the comments!

Dollar General

Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.50
-$1.00 off 4 printable coupon or DG digital coupon
Final Price: $1.25 each wyb 4

Bisquick Baking Mix 40 oz. $3.55
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $3.05

Downy Fabric Softener 39 loads $2.95
-$1.00 off 1 DG digital coupon
Final Price: $1.95

4-day Sale (11/22-11/25)

Trix Cereal $1.85
-$1.00 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $.85

Cocoa Puffs Cereal $1.85
-$75 off 2 printable coupon or DG digital coupon
$1.48 each wyb 2

Libby's Canned Vegetables 3 for $1.00
-$1.00 off 4 from 11/8 JOH insert
Final Price: $.17 each wyb 6 
(must purchase 3 to get sale price)

Xtra Laundry Detergent 144 oz. $3.50
$1.00 off 1 DG digital coupon
Final Price: $2.50

Energizer Max Batteries AA or AAA 4 pk. $3.50
-$2.00 off 2 printable coupon or DG digital coupon
Final Price: $2.50 each wyb 2


Food City

Campbell's Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup $1.00
-$.40 off 4 printable coupon
Final Price: $.90 each wyb 4

Vlasic Pickles 2 for $4.00
-$1.00 off 1 Vlasic Bold and Spicy printable coupon
Final Price: $1.00

Pillsbury Pie Crust 2 for $5.00
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $2.00

Reddi-Wip Whipped Cream 2 for $4.00
-$.25 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.75

Domino Sugar 4 lb. bags $1.88
-$.65 off 2 from 9/13 RP
-$.65 off 2 from 11/1 RP
-$.75 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: as low as $1.13


Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.55/lb.

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs $.99/lb.


Eastern Shore Potatoes 5 lb. $1.39


Onions 2 lb. $.99


Tote Apples $.69/lb.


Local Squash $.49/lb.


Apple Cider $1.99

Utz Potato Chips Buy One, Get Two Free




Hannaford

Philadelphia Cream Cheese 2 for $3.00
-$1.00 off 4 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.25 each wyb 4

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Pie Crust 2 for $5.00
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $2.00

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup $1.00
-$.40 off 4 printable coupon
Final Price: $.90 each wyb 4

Chex Cereal 2 for $5.00
-$1.00 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $2.00 each wyb 2

Star Wars Cereal $2.50
-$.75 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.75

McIntosh, Royal Gala, Empire or Cortland Tote Apples $.77/lb.

Sweet Potatoes $.59/lb.

Eastern White Potatoes 5 lb. $1.99

Bird's Eye Steamfresh Veggies $.99

Edy's Ice Cream 48 oz. $1.99

Mt. Dew, Sierra Mist or Pepsi 2 liter $1.00

Schweppes Ginger Ale $1.00

Frozen Turkey $.59/lb.



Walmart

Frigo Cheese Singles $.37
-$.55 off 1 printable coupon

Final Price: FREE

Libby's Canned Vegetables $.50
-$1.00 off 4 from 11/8 JOH insert
Final Price: $.25 each wyb 4

Hall's Cough Drops $1.54
-$1.00 off 2 from 11/1 SS (exp. 12/12)
Final Price $1.04 each wyb 2

Palmolive Dish Liquid $.88
-$1.00 off 2 from 11/8 SS (exp. 11/28)
Final Price: $.38 each wyb 2

Bounty Paper Towels $1.00
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $.50

Scotch Brite Sponges 2 pk. $.97
-$1.00 off 2 from 10/11 SS (exp. 11/30)
-$1.00 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $.47 each wyb 2

Carefree $.94
-$.50 off 1 from 11/15 SS (exp. 12/27)
Final Price: $.44

Simply Saving Saturday - November 21



My mom lives near two different Goodwill stores and shops there often.  I asked her several months ago if she would keep an eye out for the Joy of Cooking cookbook. I was so excited when she found one - and for just $4!

I refilled the foaming hand soap dispenser with a little bit of liquid hand soap that I got on sale last year and mixed with water.

I printed this free Thanksgiving printable on textured paper that I bought many years ago and used a frame I already had for a quick and easy Thanksgiving decor.  I like it so much, though, that I might keep it up even after Thanksgiving!

I froze the extra squash after making Butternut Mac & Cheese to use another time.

One of my husband's coworkers gave us ground lamb to try.

How did you save money this week?


Our on-going savings:

**Set the thermostat to 62 degrees at night and 66 degrees during the day.

**Wash laundry in cold water.

**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.

**Earn Swag Bucks for gift cards that I use to buy gifts.

**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.

**Earn Bing Rewards points for gift cards, Hulu Plus subscription, Skype credits, etc.

**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.

**Turn lights off when not being used.

**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.

**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.

**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.

Lysol Wipes for Just $1 Next Week!




Lysol Wipes are on sale at Rite Aid starting Sunday, November 22.  Here's how you can get them for just $1:

Lysol Wipes 35ct. $2.00
-$1.00 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.00

Be sure to print the printable coupon now before it runs out!!


Big Lots Price Match Deals at Walmart




Big Lots doesn't accept manufacturer's coupons, but you can price match their weekly sales and use coupons at Walmart!  These prices are good through Saturday, November 21.

Green Giant Canned Vegetables Big Lots Price $.50
-$.50 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $.25 each wyb 2

Krusteaz Cookie Mixes Big Lots Price $1.50
-$.75 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $.75

Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Big Lots Price $1.50**
-$1.00 off 2 from 10/11 SS (exp. 11/30)
Final Price: $1.00 each wyb 2

**May not be available at all Walmart stores.




Coupon Matchups and Deals 11/15 - 11/21


Here are my favorite coupon matchups and deals this week.  Please add any of your favorites in the comments!


Dollar General

Caress Body Wash $2.50
-$.75 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.75

Gold Medal All Purpose Flour $1.75

3-day Sale 11/19 - 11/21

Skippy Peanut Butter 16 oz. $1.85 (Nov. 19 - Nov. 21 only)
-$.55 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.58 each wyb 2

A&W, Sunkist, 7Up, Canada Dry, Sun Drop $.75 


Food City

Domino Sugar 4 lb. bags $1.88
-$.65 off 2 from 9/13 RP
-$.65 off 2 from 11/1 RP
-$.75 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: as low as $1.13

Tropicana Trop50 Orange Juice $1.88
-$1.00 off 1 from 9/13 SS
Final Price: $.88

King Arthur Unbleached Flour 5 lb. $2.99
-$1.00 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.99

Butternut, Buttercup, Spaghetti or Desmoines Squash $.49/lb.

Tote Apples $.69/lb.

Shank Portion Ham $.99/lb.


Hannaford

Chex Cereal 2 for $5.00
-$1.00 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: $2.00 each wyb 2

Land o' Lakes Butter 2 for $5.00

Frozen Turkeys $.59/lb.

Butternut, Buttercup or Acorn Squash $.59/lb.

Sweet Potatoes $.59/lb.

Cantaloupe 2 for $5.00


Save a Lot

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls, Grands! Biscuits $.79
-$1.00 off 3 printable coupon
Final Price: $.46 each wyb 3

Kellogg's Cereal 9-12 oz. $1.99
-$1.00 off 3 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.66 each wyb 3

Coburn Farms Cream Cheese $.99

Sweet Potatoes $.33/lb.

Celery $.69/ea.

Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $.79/lb.


Walmart

Libby's Pumpkin or Carnation Evaporated Milk $1.00

Libby's Canned Vegetables $.50
-$1.00 off 4 from 11/8 JOH insert
Final Price: $.25 each wyb 4

Hall's Cough Drops $1.54
-$1.00 off 2 from 11/1 SS
Final Price $1.04 each wyb 2

Palmolive Dish Liquid $.88
-$1.00 off 2 from 11/8 SS
Final Price: $.38 each wyb 2

Bounty Paper Towels $1.00
-$.50 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $.50


Simply Saving Saturday - November 14




This week is Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, and I have been busy packing our shoeboxes this week.  I was so excited to see the Hot Wheels and Matchbox deal at Dollar General this weekend!  They are Buy One, Get 2 Free and I paid just $.42 each for Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars that will be a perfect gift for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  I also saved a few for stocking stuffers for the boys.

I was able to find many other great grocery prices, thanks to coupons and sales.  I was able to share some of my favorite deals and coupons here on the blog and on Facebook this week, and I will continue to try to post as many as I am able to each week.

I paid $1.03/loaf for bread at the bread store.

With the days getting darker much earlier, we are trying to remember to turn lights off when we aren't using them.  We have also been turning the thermostat down to 62 degrees at night and turning it to 66 degrees during the day.  We've been thankful for the unseasonably warm days we've had this month!

I made my own face cleanser with Castile soap and Witch Hazel mixed with water.  So far, I really like it and my skin feels very soft.

How did you save money this week?


Our on-going savings:

**Wash laundry in cold water.

**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.

**Earn Swag Bucks for gift cards that I use to buy gifts.

**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.

**Earn Bing Rewards points for gift cards, Hulu Plus subscription, Skype credits, etc.

**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.

**Turn lights off when not being used.

**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.

**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.

**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.

Domino Sugar As Low As $1.13 at Food City





Domino Sugar is on sale for just $1.88 at Food City through November 19.  There are a few different Domino coupons available right now, and with their double coupon policy, you can pay as low as $1.13 per 4 pound bag!  Here's how you can get this price:

Domino Sugar 4 lb. bags $1.88
-$.65 off 2 from 9/13 RP
-$.65 off 2 from 11/1 RP
-$.75 off 2 printable coupon
Final Price: as low as $1.13


For all of the deals at Food City this week, check out this week's flyer.

New Printable Coupons: Green Giant Vegetables, Pillsbury Baking Mix and Libby's Pumpkin!




As we are coming up on the holiday season, be on the lookout for some high value, rare coupons! Here are three new coupons that have been released:

$.50 off 2 Green Giant Canned or Jarred Vegetables

$.35 off 1 Pillsbury Dessert Baking Mix or Pillsbury Frosting

$.50 off 1 Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin, 15 oz. (scroll down and click on "Get a Libby's pumpkin coupon" - can be printed twice)



Hannaford Fresh Magazine Coupons




I was very happy to find a King Arthur Flour coupon in the November/December Holiday Issue of Fresh Magazine!  If you shop at Hannaford, make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine during your next trip to the store.

The coupons available in this issue are: 

$1.00 off 1 Advil, Advil Film-Coated, Advil Migraine or Advil PM 40 ct. or larger

$1.00 off any Finlandia Imported Butter

B1G1- Buy One 50 ft. package of Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil and get one FREE (store coupon)

$1.00 off 1 any 5 lb. bag of King Arthur Flour (store coupon)

$.50 off 2 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese

$1.00 off 2 Lucky Leaf Premium Fruit Fillings or Toppings

$1.00 off 2 Musselman's Single Serve Apple Sauce Packages

$1.00 off 2 Ziploc brand bags or containers or Glade 3.8 oz. Jar Candles



Angel Soft Printable Coupon and Dollar General Deal





Use this $.55 off 1 Angel Soft printable coupon at Dollar General for a great deal through Saturday, November 14:

Angel Soft 12 rolls $4.50
-$.55 off 1 printable coupon
Final Price: $3.95


High Value Lysol Printable Coupon




Don't miss this high value coupon for Lysol Disinfecting Wipes! I love cleaning with these and will be looking for a sale price in the next couple of weeks.  The coupon expires 30 days from the date it is printed.

$1.00 off 1 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes


Meal Plan Monday - November 9













Last week we tried One Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein and One Pot Wonder Stuffed Pepper Skillet and our whole family loved them.  It was a nice change and made dinner preparation very simple for days when I am working.  I will definitely be adding them to our favorite recipes.

Here's my menu plan for this week:

Chicken salad wraps, Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Irish Beef Stew, Yogurt Biscuits

Skillet Cheeseburger Macaroni, corn, carrots

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, carrots

Homemade pizza with whole wheat crust

Spaghetti with Heart Healthy Spaghetti Sauce

Leftover night



Get other meal plan ideas at Menu Plan Monday.