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Meijer Coupon Matchups 10/11 October 13, 2009

Filed under: Couponing,Meijer — domesticallydunn @ 9:01 pm
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Hey, go on over and check out Meijer matchups at Mommy Snacks, and Cincinnati Cents!

The best deal by far is the 6 packs of Pillsbury Cookie Dough for around $1.50!  Plus a $1.00 off milk! Sweeeeet!

Also be sure to check out my post on 5 meals for $25 for how to save without using Sunday coupons!


Grocery List 5 for $25 Week of 10/11

Print this out and take with you!



1 bag Meijer frozen Broccoli ($1.19)

1 bag Meijer frozen Veggies -your choice ($1.19)

1 bag 64 oz Meijer frozen boneless chicken breast tenders ($7.99)



3 cans Campbell’s cream of chicken soup ( free)  *follow directions below!!!!!

2 cans Campbell’s tomato soup*

1 bag Meijer brown rice ($1.49)

1 bottle ValuTime Italian Dressing ($.99)



1 bag Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese ($1.88)

1 dozen large eggs ($.98)



1 onion ($1.00)

2 tomatos ($1.50)

1 head lettuce ($.88)

1 bag Dole Family Classic Romaine Salad ($1.49)

1 1/2 lbs red seedless grapes ($1.50)



1 16 oz package Hormel Sliced Bacon ($2.49)



1 loaf Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread *


You are going to need to do 2 separate transactions.  In the first transaction purchase:

4 cans Campbells Cream of Chicken soup -use coupon for soups on mealbox (under specials tab)

1 can Campbells Tomato soup

1 loaf of Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread

Your total after you give the coupon will be $4.88 but you will recieve a catalina (printed coupon) for $5 off your next purchase at Meijer!

In your second transaction purchase the rest of the groceries and use the $5 off coupon.

Your grand total for both transactions should be: $24.45 !!!!


Meijer 5 for $25 Week of 10/11

This is the second post in this new feature 5 for $25- Dinner On A Budget.  You can read my introduction and how it works here. Each of these meals should feed at least 3 adults hearty portions!

Meal 1: Broccoli, Chicken, Rice, and Cheese Casserole

1 can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup  (free)-see instructions on Grocery List

1 bag Meijer frozen broccoli ($1.19)

1 bag Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese ($1.88)

1 bag Meijer Brown Rice ($1.49)

1 bag Meijer Boneless Chicken Breast Tenders 64oz  ($7.99)

1/2 onion finely chopped- buy 1 large onion ($1.00)


Total: $13.97  (We will be using these ingredients in other meals!)



1 lb frozen chicken tenders cooked and chopped

1/2 onion, finely chopped and sauteed

1 pkg of frozen broccoli, cooked and drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

3 cups of brown rice cooked by package directions

1 1/4 cup shredded cheese

Mix all ingredients together reserving 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.  Put in a greased baking dish and sprinkle rest of cheese on top. Cover with foil.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 5-15 minutes until cheese is bubbly on top.


Meal 2: BLT Sandwiches and Tomato Soup

1 16 oz package of Hormel sliced bacon ($2.49)

1 tomato ($.75)

1 head lettuce ($.88)

1 loaf of Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread ***

1 can Campbell’s tomato soup***


Total:  $4.12


Bake the bacon using instructions here (I would bake the whole package for easier dinner prep the rest of the week.).

Cook soup according to can directions.  Toast bread if desired, and layer on bacon, tomato slices, and lettuce.  Serve with soup.


Meal 3:  Grilled Chicken Salad and Grapes

1 bag Dole Family Classic Romaine Salad ($1.49)

1 lb of frozen chicken tenders ***

Shredded cheese ***

1/2 tomato chopped***

Value Time Italian Dressing ($.99)

1 1/2 lbs red seedless grapes ($1.50)

1/4 onion chopped


Total: $3.98


Grill or bake chicken in oven.  Serve on top of lettuce with tomatoes, cheese, and onion.


Meal 4:  Breakfast for dinner: Southern scrambled eggs, Bacon, Toast, Grapes

Bacon ***

1 dozen large eggs ($.98)

Bread ***

1 tomato – chop only half ($.75)

1/4 onion chopped ***

Shredded Cheese ***



Total: $1.74


Use at least two eggs per person and whisk with 1 TB of water for each two eggs.  Spray skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium. Add eggs, bacon, and tomatoes.  Cook until fluffy and eggs are no longer runny.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Serve with bacon slices, toast, and grapes.


Meal 5: Baked Italian Chicken, Rice and Veggies

1 lb or more of frozen boneless chicken tenders***

Brown Rice***

Italian Dressing***

1 bag Meijer Frozen Vegetables (your choice) ($1.19)


Total: $1.19


Put frozen tenders in crockpot and dump 1/2 bottle of Italian dressing on top.  Let cook on low until done (usually 5-7 hours) or high (3-4) hours.  Watch carefully so they do not get overdone- time tends to vary based on crockpot.  Cook rice and veggies according to package directions.  Serve chicken over rice and veggies.


*** These prices are added in another meal because the same ingredient is used.


Total for week: $24.45!!! (prices can vary a little by region)


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Super Savings Saturday 10/10 October 10, 2009

Filed under: Couponing,Meijer,Super Savings Saturday — domesticallydunn @ 10:30 am
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This week I took advantage of Meijer’s brand sale.  I used two mealbox coupons, but only one manufacturer’s coupon for the Clorox.  Overall I think I did pretty well.  I was shopping not only for our family, but I am cooking for 15 on Sunday, so I had to buy things to make chili, cornbread, and caramel corn to feed a crowd.   I was underbudget last week, and only $15 over this week with the additional cost of the meal for tomorrow, so I think it will even out over the month.

Here are the results:




Total: $65.84

Saved: $47.07   Thats 42%!!!

The total would have been $74.59, but I used a $10 gift card I received for transferring a prescription to Meijer.

Although it wasn’t a great week for savings, I still stocked up on things we use often, and was able to purchase food for tomorrow without breaking the bank.  I think that by buying during sales and stockpiling, my cost to make the food will be around $1.50 per person for dinner, dessert, and drinks.

It just goes to show you can shop smart and still save without using gobs of coupons!  For more information and a little help to get started check this out!

Also check out the savings of some other coupon maniacs at Money Saving Mom’s “Super Savings Saturday“!


Meijer 5 for $25 Week of 10/5 October 6, 2009

Filed under: 5 for $25- Dinner On A Budget,Meijer,Uncategorized — domesticallydunn @ 3:39 pm

This is the first post in this new feature 5 for $25- Dinner On A Budget.  You can read my introduction and how it works here. Each of these meals should feed at least 3 adults hearty portions!


Meal 1: Chili

1/2 lb ground Angus  ($1.00)

1 Meijer brand 29 oz tomato sauce ($1.00)

1 Meijer brand 29 oz diced tomatoes ($1.00)

1 Meijer brand kidney beans or chili beans ($.59)

1 Meijer brand chili seasoning ($.79)

1 onion ***

tortilla chips***

shredded cheese***

Total: $4.38

Brown beef and chopped onion in large stock pot or dutch oven over medium heat.  Add chili seasoning, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans.  Simmer on low for 30 minutes.  Serve with shredded cheese on top and tortilla chips.


Meal 2: Potato Soup

(This could feed ALOT of people if you adjust the recipe- there are plenty of ingredients)

1 10lb bag potatoes ($1.29)

1 gallon milk ($1.59)

1 bunch celery ($1.19)

1 small bag onions ($1.99)

Total:  $6.06


Meal 3:  Black Bean Nachos

Meijer tortilla chips ($2.00)

Meijer can black beans ($.59)

Meijer shredded cheese ($1.29)

Meijer salsa ($1.50)

Total: $5.38

Heat black beans in microwave or on stove until steaming for 5 minutes.  Take desired amount of tortilla chips and top with shredded cheese.  Bake in oven (or you can even use microwave if in a hurry) on 350 until cheese is melted.  Top with black beans and salsa.


Meal 4: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce with Steamed Broccoli

Meijer Spaghetti ($1.00)

Meijer Spaghetti Sauce ($1.00)

1/2 lb ground Angus ($1.00)

Fresh Broccoli bunch- use 1/2  ($1.00)

Total: $4.00

Brown beef in skillet and add sauce.  Cook pasta according to directions.  Wash and steam broccoli in 1/2 cup of water on medium heat until tender.  Top pasta with sauce and serve with broccoli.


Meal 5: Baked Pork Chops with Broccoli and Baked Potato

1 lb Boneless Top Loin Pork Chops ($2.99)

1/2 head of broccoli ***

1 potato per person***

Total: $2.99

Preheat oven to 350.  Season pork chops with whatever seasoning you have on hand. You can even use salt and pepper or BBQ sauce.  Wash,  poke several holes in potatoes, and wrap in foil.  Bake chops in casserole dish for 45 minutes along with potatoes.  10 minutes before chops are done, steam broccoli in 1/2 cup of water until tender.  Serve chops with broccoli, and baked potato with butter and shredded cheese if desired.


*** These prices are added in another meal because the same ingredient is used.


Total for week:  Approximately $22.83 (prices can vary a little by region)

I am $2.17 under budget, so I would add a few staples to my list to have to cook with next week. Possibilities include brown sugar, butter, flour, etc.


Please let me know what you think!


Meijer Super Saturday Sale 10/3 October 3, 2009

Filed under: Meijer,Uncategorized — domesticallydunn @ 5:19 pm

Meijer is having a one day sale and although it is a little tardy, I thought I would let you know a few deals to pick up:


Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes $.99

$.40 off 1

Net: $.19 per box

Eckrich Deli Ham $1.99 lb

Cheerios $1.59/box

Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour 5lb bag $.99

Gala Apples 3lb bag $1.49


A few deals from the weekly ad are:


$1.19 Chex Mix/Cheerio Snack Mix

$.50 off 1 (use 2)

$.50 off 2  9/13 SS (use 1)

$1 off 4 Meijer Mealbox

Net. $.76 for 4 bags

Red Baron Pizza $2.99

$1.00 off 1  8/02 SS

$1.00 off 4 Meijer Mealbox

Net: $1.75 each when you buy 4

Green Giant Valley Steamers $.99

$.50 off 1

Net: FREE!


This Weeks Grocery Trips- 78% Savings! September 25, 2009

Filed under: Meijer,Uncategorized — domesticallydunn @ 2:51 pm
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Meijer Trip 9/24


I had ALOT  of rainchecks (one was for the waffle mix that I am going to use for my new Waffle Maker!) from past weeks and a $6 coupon off my purchase thanks to the Kool-Aid I got paid to buy last week, so I am just going to lay out the current deals that I snagged and the coupons I used.  I really want to stress the importance of getting rainchecks!  These can be a great tool to obtaining huge savings.  If a store is out of a particular item that you want to buy, go to customer service and they will issue you a raincheck good for thirty days.  (At Meijer, the quantity on the raincheck is 6, but if you were going to buy more ask for two rainchecks.  An example of where you would want to do this would be if they were out of the canned vegetables this week.)

(5) Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs $2.29 (did this deal twice – separate transactions)

$5 intant savings when you buy 5 (good through 9/26)

$1/2 printable

$1/1 Meijer Mealbox (print 5)

Net: $1.45 total for 5 boxes!

(6) Del Monte Vegetables $.69

$1/3 Meijer Mealbox (print 2 coupons)

$1/5  9/20 RP

Net: $1.14 for 6 cans

(4) Pillsbury Grands $.99

(2)$.35 off (doubles to .70) 7/12 SS

(2)$.35 off (does not double-Meijer only doubles 2 of same coupon per transaction)

Net $1.86 (but received $1 catalina to use on next purchase) so $.86 for 6 cans

(5) Vanilla Wafers $1.89 (decent price0

(Thought this was part of the $5 instant savings, but it wasn’t- if I had known that I wouldn’t have bought as many)

(2)Mayfield Ice Cream $2.49

$2 off 9/13 SS

$1 off 9/13 SS

Net:  $1.98 for 2 !!!

(4) Aunt Milllie’s Spreadable Bagels $2.00 – did in two separate transactions

(4)$.35  off in insert (doubles to .70 off)

Net:  $1.40 each

(4) DiGiorno Pizza for One  $1.99

(2) $1 off 2 in insert

$2 off 2 at MeijerMealbox (used two)

Net: $.50 each

(2) Knorr Rice and Pasta sides  $1.00

$.75 off 2 in ? insert

Net: $.50 each

(4)Hunts Ketchup $1.00

$1 off 4 MeijerMealbox

Net: $.75 each (not amazing, but getting low on ketchup)

(2) Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $1.99

(2) $2.00 off 1  printable (no longer available)

Net: FREE!

(8) Lunchables 1.00

Supposed to print off $1 catalina making them free but it didn’t print so customer service wrote me a custom coupon.  If you have any problems, the ad is on the back of the Meijer circular at the bottom.

Net: FREE!

I also picked up a few steaks and used the mealbox coupon for $1 off Naturewell Beef.  We didn’t need any milk or bread.  My total at Meijer was:  $32.39 + I recieved a $6 coupon for the lunchables for my next order.

Kroger Trip 9/24


(2) Driscoll’s Strawberries $1.49

(4) Green Peppers $2.32

(1) 10lb Russet Potatoes $1.99

(1) Broccoli $1.62

Bananas $1.29

2lb Carrots 1.96

(1) Kroger Ice Cream $1.77

$.75 off on Cellfire

Net: $1.02

Organic Spring Mix $3.49

$.90 off in home mailer

Net: $2.59

(used a $3.00 off Kroger coupon on $15.00 worth of produce)

Total: $12.75

Both stores Total:  $45.14 Saved: $156.65

Thats 78%!!!!

**I am relatively new to detailing everything on paper, so if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments!  Thanks!

**The items that I bought multiple of had tons left of the shelf.  If there had only been a few, I would have not bought as many.  I definitely don’t want to be a shelf clearer!

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