Meijer Match-Ups 8/30-9/5  

Posted by Johnny

Here are the Meijer match-ups for this week. Sorry that I have not been able to much more between canning and plain life, but once things (canning and when school starts) slow down I will be posting more.

Please be aware that I do use a non-local ad when doing match-ups so the prices may be slightly different. However, there will not be a lot of differences.

Nestle Purelife 24pack $3.49 - .50/1 MQ = $2.49

Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.88 - $1/2 MQ = $1.33 ea

Eckrich Sausage or Grillers $1.67 - $1/2 MQ (looks like coming in 8/30) = $1.17ea

Muellers Noodles .79 - .55/2 MQ = .28 ea

A-1 Marinade $1 - $2 Q = $1MM possible YMMV

Snyders Pretzels $2 - .75/1 MQ = $1.25

Domino Sugar $2.50 - .35/1 MQ = $1.80

Pam Spray $1.99 - .35/1 MQ = $1.29

Jacks Pizza $2.50 - .55/1 = $1.95

A-1 Steak Sauce $2.50 - $2/1 MQ - $1/2 MM = FREE + $1 off beef wyb A-1 tear pads out there if you still have them

Taco Bell $1.67 - $1/2 MM = $1.17

Planters Nuts BOGO - $1/2 MQ = ??

Cottonelle 12pk $2.99 - $1.50 Home mailer MQ or .50/1 MQ or $1/1 All You mag = depends on q used

Vlasic $2 - $1/3 MM - $1/2 from Kroger Home mailer = $1.67 if only using MM

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh $2.50 - $2/2 MM = $1.50ea

Dole Salad Blends $2.50 - $1/1 MM (kits) $1.50/3 MM (blends)

Hawaiian Punch $2 - $1/2 = $1.50 (good price)

Also there is a MM for $1/#1 or more of Naturewell Meat. This might also work well with the A-1 deal.

Happy Shopping

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I Hit The Mother Load  

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As I began to start canning this year I realized that I would not have nearly enough jars to do what I had planned on doing. So, I started asking around to see if anyone had canning jars they were not using anymore. Well, my aunt told me she had given all of hers away years ago. So I started scouring garage sales and came up with about 24. Not so great! So I did buy some at Kroger and Rural King. I still was not happy with the amount I had.

Well, I then started talking with my cousin and he informed me that his mom had left some in her house that she sold to the hospital. What? She told me she gave all of those away! Come to find out after making several phone calls to the hospital she had indeed left several boxes of jars in her basement and the hospital was more than willing to let me come and pick them up. My aunt had simply forgot about them...

So here are some pictures of the many, many cans that recovered from her basement. I have already washed 4 cases of the quart size and there are many, many more. I will update you to the total when I finish washing them.

Meijer Match-Ups 8/23-8/29  

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Here are the best of Meijer deals as far as I am concerned.

Kraft Regular or 2% Chunk Cheese 3/$5 - $1/2 MQ = $1.16 ea wyb 2

Fiber One Bars 3/$7 - $1/2, $.40/1 MQ = $1.83 ea wyb 2 or $1.53

Chex Bars 3/$7 -$1/2 , $.50/1 MQ =K $1.83 ea wyb 2 or $1.33

Fiber One Toaster Pastries 3/$5 - $1/2, $.50/1 MQ = $1.16 ea wyb 2 or $.66 ea

Aunt Millie's Healthy Goodness, Natural Multigrain, or Potato Bread $1.29 - $.35/1 MQ = $.59

Lay's Potato Chips $1.97 - $1/2 MQ All You, July = $1.47 ea wyb 2

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter soft tub, tub, sticks, or spray 3/$4 -$1/1 sticks 08-09-09 Parade, $1.25/1 MQ soft spread = $.33 sticks or $.08 soft spread

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Mixes 2/$3 -$1/2 or $.50/2 MQ + $1/2 MM = $0.50 ea

Juicy Juice bottle or slim pack drink boxes $2.59 - $1/1, $.75/1, $50/2 MQ + $1/4 46-64oz MM = Varies depending on q’s

Ziploc bags 2/$4 -.40/1 MQ + $1/2 MM =$.70 ea wyb 2

Suddenly Salad $1.50 - .40/1 IP or .50/2 MQ + $1/2 MM = .20 or .50 each depending on Q used

Crisco 25% off – .55/1 MQ PRICE ??

Kleenex 3pk $3.99 - .50/1 MQ + $1/1 3pk MM

Simply a great price::
White Vinegar 64oz = $1.69

Save Money By Canning  

Posted by Johnny

Another great way to save money is to start canning. If you don't have a garden it still can save you money if you buy the produce while it still in season.

This is what I have done in the last two days.

(8) pints of Bread & Butter pickles, I used cucumbers from my garden.
(5) Pints of diced tomatoes, from the garden
(4) pints of Blueberry Syrup
(5) Pints of Blueberry Jam

I purchased the Blueberries from the Shipshewana flea market for $1.70/# which figured to be just over .85/ pint. Which is cheaper than you can get them anywhere around here. The other positive is I didn't have to pick them, so it also saves me time.
Another great thing about canning is that you can give these items as gifts at Christmas and you'll have no rushing around at Christmas trying to find gifts.

I will say you do start off spending a little more out of pocket but the investment in the jars will be well worth it. Also, they have had coupons for the jars in the paper so you can also save on those.

I bought some of my pints at garage sales and I bought some at Rural King on sale for $6.49 - the $1.50 MQ = .42/jar. If you put stuff from your garden in them then you only have the jar price and that is cheaper than any canned veggies right now!

I have also recently canned chicken and potatoes that I picked up at Kroger for almost nothing.

If you haven't canned before please consider doing it to help you cut your budget.

(Hint: If you use the package of Mrs. Wags Bread & Butter Pickles, I reccommend NOT packing your cucmbers first as the directions indicate. I would add the cucmbers to the liquid and then put into jars. You will use less jars and have more pickles per jar. As you can see in my photo the cukes shrink after adding the hot liquid and causes them to floatwith extra room.)

Meijer Match-Ups 8/16-8/22  

Posted by Johnny

My plans were altered and I want to apologize to all of you that came here and found that I had not posted the match-ups.

Kellogg's Cereal $2.49 - $1/2 MQ or $1.50/2 IP
Buy $10 worth get $10 off any back back which are 40% licensed brands right now.

Keebler Cookies assorted varieties 1/2 off - $1/1 MQ or $1/1 IP these will also count toward the $10 off any backpack deal

Aunt Millies Bread $1.25 - .35/1 MQ

Musselman's Apple Sauce $1.50 - $1/3 IP

Quaker True Delights $2.49 - $1/1 MQ or $1/1 IP

Lipton Onion Soup Mix $1ea - .60/2 MQ

Dannon Yogurt .40ea - $1/4 MM

Hormel Compleats $2 - $1/3 MM - .75/2 MQ - B1G1 MQ All You Mag

Malt-O-Meal Cereal $1.29 - B2G1 MM - .50/1 IP

Red Baron Singles $2.19 - .75/1 MQ

McCormick Seasoning Mix .50ea - $1/5 MM

Ken's Dressing $1.67 - $1/2 MM - $1/2 MQ

Tony's Pizza (not the multi-serve) .98 - .50/1 MQ = FREE

Mt Olive Pickles $1.99 - $1/2 MM - .50/1 MQ

Angel Soft 12 double rolls $5.99 - $1/1 MM - .50/1 MQ

Dr. Pepper 12pk $3ea - $1/3 MM

Lysol Wipes - $1.50 - $1/2 MM - $1/2 MQ

Lysol Neutra Air Spray $1.50 - $1.50/1 MQ - $1/4 MM = .25 overage

Kotex B2G1 Free - .75/1 MM - $1/1 MQ

Dixie Ultra Plates $2 - .35/1 MQ

Cascade Dish Detergent $2.36 - $1/1 Home mailer

Axe Products Buy 2 get $3 off instantly at checkout - $1.50/1 IP

Maybelline lip, Eye, or Face products $2 off - $1/1 Mascara MQ or $1/1 Eyshadow MQ

Hope this helps!

Unexpected Plans  

Posted by Johnny

Sorry for not being here the last couple of days, but on Tuesday I ended up at Cedar Point! It was a great surprise offered by Lake James Christian Assembly. Well, after going I was unable to function for two days...for normal adults you would probably just drag the next day, but with the fibromyalgia it takes me longer to recover.
I had a great time with the kids and some friends that I don't get time to talk with. The best part about going was the weather, it was absolutely beautiful! It did rain, but only for about an hour and a half then it was wonderful! WE ate for an hour of that so it wasn't bad at all!
Well, I am going to try and get ad match-ups for Meijer tomorrow or late tonight. I also am planning on still trying to get match-ups for Kroger even if we do not have one in our town. We still have one close enough to us that is the deals are good it would be worth the run.
Thanks for being patient with me this summer as with last summer it gets hectic around here!
As for coupon previews it doesn't appear to be a great week, but you never know. (Mom there will be Purex Q's coming this week :-))

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Meijer Match-Ups 8/9-8/15  

Posted by Johnny

Looking at the Meijer ad I really am not super excited. However, there will be a couple of deals to look out for. Here are the deals that I think are the best.

Kellogg's $1.88ea Buy $10 Get $10 off a backpack
I am unsure of how this works so you might want to ask first. More than likely you buy the backpack when you buy the cereal and it will automatically come off. Typically that is how these things work.
$1/1 Rice Crispies from Vocal Point or $1/2 MQ

Kraft Singles $1.79 (looks as if we may get a $1/2 Q in today's papers)

Viva 6pk $5.99 - $1/1 MQ found in Parade Mag

Cottonelle TP $5.99 - .50/1 MQ or $1/1 All You

John Morrell Lunch Meat $2 - B3G1 Free MQ

Aunt Millies Buns or Bread - .35/1 MQ

Nestle Toll House Chips $2 - .50/2 IP sign up to print + $1/4 MM

Nesquick 20% Off - $1/2 MQ or .50/1 All You + $1/2 MM

Finish $3 - $2.50/1 MQ EXPIRES TODAY!

Clorox Bleach $1.50 - .50/2 MQ

Coffee Mate Creamer $2.50 - .50/1 MQ + $1/3 MM

Happy Shopping!

Weekend Meijer Trip  

Posted by Johnny

Meijer did have a two day sale and I took advantage of a couple of the items.

Here is what I got. I actually did four transactions (royal pain) but I wanted to get the peanut butter for Christmas goodies. Yes, I am already thinking of Christmas.

(4) Tony's Pizzas @ $1.49ea - (2) $1/2 MQ = .99ea
(2) John Morrell Bacon 1 lb @ $1.79
(8) Skippy Peanut Butter $1.33ea - (8) .40/1 MQ - (4) $1/2 MM = .03ea
(1) Bread @ .98 (not pictured)

Total OOP for 4 transactions $8.80

Another $5 Off $25 @ Walgreens  

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Another opportunity to save at Walgreens. Go here to print your coupon. Keep in mind that you usually have to spend $25 before coupons and taxes to get the $5 off. This coupon is good for Wednesday & Thursday only.

Just In Case You Haven't Printed Your's Yet  

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Here is a link to get $2 off Honey Bunches of Oats wiht Pecan Bunches. You can only print one per computer. With the right sale you might get a free box of cereal.

Another Trip To Walgreens  

Posted by Johnny

After work I went back into Walgreens to pick up some Ragu, but I wanted to take advantage of some of the other deals again so this is what I got.

(2) Cheez-It @ $1ea - $1/2 (home mailer from Kroger) = .50ea
(4) Pop Tarts @ $2ea - (2) $1/2 MQ = $1.50ea
(4) Oral-B Toothbrushes (2) @ $2.89 & (2) @ $2.50 - (4) $1/1 MQ = $1.50 & $1
(I am unsure why they rang up different prices I will check on that when I go back in, should have been $2.50)
Penway Pencils .19 a filler so I can use the RR
I used a $10 RR and paid $4.74 OOP
I got back (2) $5 RR and (1) $2 RR - still not sure where the $2 RR came from? I guess it makes up for the mistake in price for the TB's

(8) Ragu Sauce @ $2ea - (2) .75/2 MQ & (2) .60/2 MQ = $13.30 for all
Penway Pencils .19
Aco Paper Clips .29
used (2) $5 RR's from #1
Paid $3.81 OOP

Got back a $10 RR

(2) Frosted Flakes @ $2.50 - $1/2 MQ = $2ea
Aco Paper Clips .29
used $4 RR's from the other day
Paid .31 OOP
Got back a $2 RR

#4 (totally unplanned)
(2) Clean & Clear Black Remover refills @ $5.59ea - $3/1 MQ
Paid $5.96 OOP (should have used a RR but I didn't plan on these so I messed up, because I didn't want to run and get a filler to use a RR)
Got back a $5 RR

Total for all 4 Transactions $14.82 or .57/item still not bad.
Plus I have $19 in RR's
Still unsure if I am going back or not. I will have to check and see how many q's I have left.

Starting August Off Right  

Posted by Johnny

This being back-to-school season for most retailers we are starting to see better sales and I am more than ready to take advantage of them. My parents and I went shopping yesterday at CVS and Walgreens and here are the deals I got.

(2) Stretch Book Covers @ .99ea = 1.98
(2) Stayfree Pads @ $5ea - BOGO MQ = 5.00
(2) Protractors @ 1.50ea = $3
(1) Highlighter .01 wyb 1 stationary product
(1) Softsoap Nutri Serums 4.99 - $2/1 IP only available for some zips
(1) M&M Peanut .89 - FREE Q
I used a $4 & $10 ECB bringing my total OOP to $1.58
Received back $4, $3, $5, & $1.98 in ECB's
(The $5 ECB is from the pads so it will make those free if you have the BOGO Q)

(3) Electrosol Tabs @ 4.50ea - (3) 2.50 MQ = $6
I have to buy (2) More to finish the deal, which is buy $20 get $10 ECB's, then it will make these all free.
I actually messed up this transaction long story...but in the end my OOP was $2.88
Received back no ECB's

On Hubby's Card
(1) Softsoap Nutri Serums 4.99 - $2/1 IP
(3) Visine Wipes @ 3.99ea - (3) $3/1 MQ = .99ea (this is the same deal as the pads so you have to have two cards to do both, because the limit is one per card)
After ECB's I paid only .31 OOP

Received back $4 & $5 ECB's

Total of $4.77 for all 3 transactions. There is a total of 17 items and an average cost of .28/item. Ironically that is the same number of items I got at Walgreens too.

And as usual CVS was out of a lot of items so I will need to run elsewhere to get the other things.


Vitamin Shampoo (smells yummy) $3.99
Total $4.27 paid with GC $0 OOP
Received a $4 RR

(5) Pop Tarts @ $2ea - (5) .55/1 MQ = $7.25
(1) Clearance tape .22
Total $7.47 used $4 RR from #1 + .73 remaining on GC bring total to $2.76 OOP
Received back $5 RR

(8) Suave Deodorant Sale $1.34ea - (8) .75/1 MQ = $6.97
(1) Clearance tape .22
Total $7.19 w/out tax used $5 RR from above bring OOP to $2.96
Received back $10 RR fro buying 8 Unilever products (hint Money Maker)

Vitamin Shampoo @ 3.99
Paid $4.27 OOP I could have figured this out better so I could put this with something another day but they did not have a lot left and I wanted another bottle.
I received back a $4 RR

Total for 4 Transactions $9.99 and have $14 in RR. Not bad for 17 items for an average of .59/item. I went in with $5 on a GC and literally came back out with it in RR's.

Meijer Match-Ups 8/2-8/8  

Posted by Johnny

I know this is not a Sunday post, but I just couldn't get this done. I had so many coupons to cut and I had potatoes to can. PLUS I went shopping with my Mom and Dad so I feel like I did get a lot accomplished even if this is not on time.

These are some of the deals I see. There might be some that are better on other weeks, but at least this will give you some match-ups for this week if you need some things.

Lean Cuisine 1/2 Off - $1/1 MQ = Price varies
Kelloggs Assorted Cereals - $1/2 MQ = $1.49ea
Fiber Plus Bars $1.99 - $1/2 Found inside boxes = $1.49ea
Oscar Mayer Bologna & Hot Dogs $1.67 - $1/2 = $1.17ea
GM Cereal $2.19ea - $1/2 All You Mag or .50/1 Cookie Crisp or .55/1 IP's here = $1.69 or $1.19 or $1.64
Keebler Chips Deluxe $2.50 - $1/2 MQ + $1/2 MM
Lay's Potato Chips BOGO - $1/2 All You Mag = $1.50 or $2.99/2
Barilla Pasta's .89 - $1/4 = .64ea wyb 4
Hunt's Ketchup $1 - .20/1 MQ = .60
Land O Lakes Butter $2.49 - .40/1 or .55/1 (with olive oil if included) = $1.69 or $1.94 for the Olive Oil kind
Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies $1.25 - $1/3 All You = .92ea wyb 3
Ragu $1.50 - $.60/2 MQ or .75/2 MQ + $1/2 MM = .70ea or .63 wyb 2 (Walgreens has a better deal going on right now if you need this and have a Walgreens in your area)
Skippy $1.33 - .40/1 MQ + $1/2 MM = .06ea wyb 2
Country Crock $2 - .25 MQ + $1/2 MM = $1ea wyb 2
Purina Cat Chow Naturals or Healthful Life $2 OFF Not sure on the price of this yet but there is another q for $2/2 it might be a good deal to check out if you have cats.
Lipton 15% off .50/1 MQ + $1/1 MM = Cheap Tea depending on the tea you get

Some other good deal;
Eggs .88
Corn in husk .19ea

Plus there is a catalina deal on the Skippy wyb 2 Natural PB so check that out while your there!
I hope this helps you shop and thanks for stopping by.

What Happened To July?  

Posted by Johnny

I feel as if time has moved so fast lately because I have been extremely busy. Of course as you know my in-laws visited at the end of June then again on July 4th weekend. I love having guest however, I enjoy them more when it's one family at a time not three!
Next up was the 4-H fair. Both of the kids did great on their projects and received all blue ribbons. I will try and post pictures of the projects later.
In between all of this we continued with softball. Morgan made the travelling team and they ended up winning the Northern State Tourney and going to Kentucky. They only one the first game which was against the Southern Indiana State Champs. So her team (Angola Kids League) is officially the "State Champs".
That brings me to this week...and I have done some shopping and "had" some pictures to post, but my daughter deleted them thinking I already downloaded them.
I went to Kroger which is closing in our town and is currently running 25% off everything. I bought mostly meat! I still had several Tyson q's to use and I bought some ground meat that was already reduced so it was very cheap! I canned most of the chicken tonight. I have never canned meat before, but after talking with a couple of friends I decided to give it a whirl since I am short on freezer space.

Today I made it into Meijer and picked up 11 items and here is the picture of what I got.

(2) Aunt Millies Buns @ $1 - .35/1 MQ = .30ea
(4) Old Orchard Juices @ $1 - $1/4 MQ = .75ea (coupon was sent from manufacturer)
(1) Coffee Mate Creamer $1 - .50/1 MQ = FREE
(1) Land O' Lakes Marg $1 - .40/1 MQ = .20
(2) Warm Delights @ $1 - .50/1 MQ = FREE
(1) Aunt Millies Bread $1 - FREE (11th item)
Total was $4.15...later when I was figuring this I noticed it only took off .65 for the loaf of bread so my total should have been $3.80...I will go in and get the .35

Well, I hope to have Meijer match-ups on by tomorrow. From what I can see it looks as if it will be a slow week at Meijer.

However, CVS & Walgreen's are firing up for back to school and are running some awesome deals. I intend on trying to hit both of them early this week and maybe a second trip to Walgreen's mid week to roll some RR's.

I'm glad to be back and hope to get back on schedule before school starts.

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