Not so extreme couponing at Food Lion

29 Apr


I have gotten tons of comments about the “Extreme Couponing” show.  People ask me how the people on the show save so much, or they tell me what freaks those people are.  Either way rather you are in awe or in disgust, coupons can help save you money.   Let’s start with the truth- hardly anyone save 90% on every week on everything they buy.  Don’t get be wrong I love getting a bunch of product for less than a dollar, but those deals are few and far between.  So this week I wanted to show you what a shopping trip of mine looks like on a normal week.  First before I do anything I made a meal plan so I know what to buy at the store.
This week we will have:
Quesdillas with Spanish Rice
Creamy Chicken Pasta with broccoli
Beef Tomato Pie
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and Mac & Cheese
Lasagna
I also have one quick meal which this week is a Vola skillet meal

Because I do coupon, I have a lot of things in my stock pile that I will use this week.  Those items include (with what I paid for them):
Cheese – $1 for 8oz
Steamer Broccoli- .25 for the bag
Pie shells – .50
Mac and Cheese – .40 for the box
Cottage Cheese – $1.25 for 16 oz
Rice – I am a loser and can’t remember

So at the store I paid $33 and save $37 and purchased everything I needed for this weeks meals.  Which included some great deals:

Buy Pilsbury Cookie dough for $2.50 and Kraft Singles for $2.50 get the following for FREE…
– Go Gurt
– Food Lion Tea (16oz)
– Oscar Mayer lunch meat
Then using the following coupons
$2 off Oscar Mayer Lunch meat – This is a facebook coupon.  You have to “like” Oscar Mayer on FB and then go to the side and click on “Good Mood” and click “Get started” share one good deed and it will unlock the coupon.
$1 off Kraft Singles

So after coupons you will pay $2 for all of the above!

Red Baron Pizza (12 in) psa $3.00
Use $1 coupon from 3/27/2011 Smart Source Insert
Final Price: $2.00

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spreadable Sticks (13-16 oz) $1.40 for 2
Use .40/1 Country Crock
Final Price: .30 each

A1 Steak Sauce (10 oz) $2.50
Use $1/1 coupon from 4/10/2011 Smart Source Insert
Final Price: $1.50

Quaker Cap’n Crunch Cereal (11.5 – 16 oz) $1.94
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 4/17/2011 Red Plum Insert
Final Price: $1.54

Birds Eye Voila, 21-23 oz , B1G1 at $4.99
Use the Buy a Bird Eye Voila and get a free Bird Eye vegtable for the Sunday Paper
Note: You do not have to buy 2 of any of their B1G1 they ring individually as half the price.  So if you buy one Bird Eye Voila and one Bird Eye Vegetable it will be $2.50!

Progresso Light Soups, 18.5 oz, B1G1 at $2.29
-.50/2 Progresso soup, Food Lion eCoupon printable
Final Price: .64 each
Note:  The picture above includes- Whole wheat tortillas, hamburger buns, 2 lb ground chicken, 2.5lb chicken breast, Oscar Mayer lunch meat, 3 apples, 3 bananas, 1lb grapes, 4 packages of steamer vegtables, 2 Vola skillet meals, Pilsbury cookies, Kraft singles, Gogurt, Philly Cooking Creme, 2 packages of Country Crock sticks, eggs, milk and green tea!

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