Have you ever done anything crazy for coupons?
We have. And we’re not really ashamed of it.
You see, we’re pretty big fans of Crystal Light. Well, John is; I always forget to drink it because I have water. And they’re usually kind of expensive: $1.99 for a box of 8? No thank you. So when they’re on Meijer’s Buy 5, Save $5.00 sale for $.99, I tend to stock up. And when there are coupons involved, all bets are off.
Friday night I bought 5 of them with a coupon that spit out a couple weeks ago; it was $2.00 off 5, which made each box $.59 each. I’ve never seen it that low! The fun came when the machine spit out the exact same coupon after I paid for my groceries. John and I looked at each other. I took Allison and the bags, he took the coupon, and we waited in the car for him to go back around for more Crystal Light. And another coupon popped out. So Saturday he did this 3 different times for a total of 25 boxes, and we still have another coupon.
We may seem like hoarders, but really, I just know a good deal when I see it. I don’t know when I’ll find Crystal Light for that low again, but we won’t have to worry about it for awhile! Here’s what I bought this week: Yes, it’s more than just Crystal Light!
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
2 packages English muffins: $.50 each
2 packages Bagel Thins: $.50 each
Hot dog buns: $.50
Mini blueberry bagels: $.50
25 boxes Crystal Light mixes: $.99 each, part of the Buy 5, Save $5.00 sale. Yes, we’re insane. Yes, we won’t have to buy any for awhile. =)
- Used 5 $2.00/5 Crystal Light that kept printing at checkout
- Final Cost: $.59 each
2 bottles sunscreen: $5.99 each, were BOGO 50% off
Coleslaw mix: $1.69
Milk: Free with a coupon I received in the mail
Onion: $.28, used a $.25 coupon I received in the mail
Total: $26.10, plus received a $2.00 reward off my next order.
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
Pack of multi-colored peppers: $1.79
Chocolate milk: $.99
Sausage patties: $4.99
2 packages strawberries: $1.59 each
5 cups yogurt: $.33 each
Cottage cheese: $1.99
2 package zucchini: $1.49 each
2 rolls ground turkey: $1.89 each
Sweet potatoes: $1.59
2 dozen eggs: $.89 each
2 bags Goldfish: $.99 with the Buy 5, Save $5
Larabars: $3.49 with the Buy 5, Save $5
- Used $.75/1 Kroger digital coupon
- Final Cost: $2.74
2 Lady Speed Stick Unstoppable: $1.99 each with the Buy 5, Save $5
- Used a BOGO free Kroger digital coupon, but it took off $2.99 instead of $1.99
- Final Cost: $.49 each
4 Lady Speed Stick: $1.00 each. Couldn’t pass up the price! Now I won’t have to buy deodorant for maybe a year.
Marie Callender’s mac and cheese: $2.09, marked down. Impulse buy, we love the stuff!
Pure Leaf Tea: Free with the Free Friday Download
Weekly Total: $79.78. We no longer have a large overage so next week will be a little under $75.00.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Chili spaghetti using this Cincinnati chili recipe
Chili dogs* (I purchased a huge bag of hot dogs from GFS a couple weeks ago), sweet potatoes
Ground beef quesadillas* (Ground beef in freezer), roasted zucchini
Chicken* with peanut sauce, rice, broccoli, shredded cabbage mix
Rice* and beans*
Sausage patties with bagels/English muffins
Carrot pancakes for Allison
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!