Monday, January 25, 2010

Kraft/Nabisco Rebate Deal

Remember this deal? If you still have the rebate booklet (no longer available), you can do a similar deal this week at Meijer. I was super excited to remember that I bought 4 boxes of Nabisco crackers last week at Target for $.50 apiece (and still have the receipt!), so I already have a good deal started. Here's a scenario that will work for me. Your total price will be a bit higher unless you can find cheap crackers somewhere.

Buy 6 Koolaid Jammers (only 5 are needed for rebate.) Do separate transactions of 3 Koolaid Jammers and receive a total of $$6 off your next order at Meijer.
I bought 4 boxes of Cheese Nips at Target last week using $2/2 boxes of Nabisco crackers (printed twice).
I need to buy 6 more boxes of Nabisco crackers at $2.49 each. This should cost me $12.94 after using two Meijer Mealbox coupons for $1/3 Nabisco crackers (I've heard you can also stack these with manufacturer coupons, but I haven't been able to get that to work).
Last, I need to buy 5 Easy Mac cups which I believe are $1 apiece.

So this is the breakdown:

5 Koolaid Jammers $4.34
4 Cheese Nips $2
6 boxes of Crackers $12.94
5 Easy Macs $5
Total: $24.28

Receive $20 back from rebate making my OOP $4.28

To make this deal better, I need to find out if any other stores have crackers that would be less than $2.16 each.
Happy hunting! :-)

Update: I just saw Cheese Nips at Dollar General for $1.85/box.

Another update: I just read somewhere that Cheese Nips are on sale for $1/box at Walmart! If you use the $2/2, these would be free! Not for sure if this is true at Grand Rapids' Walmarts, but worth look if you are near one.

Caramel machiato

I just tried make a caramel machiato with no expresso machine and no milk steamer using three different sets of directions. Don't think it tasted exactly like Starbuck's or Bigby's, but it was definitely a lot cheaper. :-) Anyone had success making fancy coffee drinks at home?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mon~Veggie chili
Tues~Spaghetti, salad, carrots
Wed~Pea soup, bread
Thurs~Roast beef, egg noodles, green beans, red cabbage
Fri~Orange Chicken, rice, carrots
Sat~Leftvers or breakfast
Sun~Beef vegetable soup, bread

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pepsi deal at Walgreen's

Buy five Pepsi 12 packs $15
Buy one Tostitos Chip and Dip $5
Use $1 off two coupon from January All You Magazine
Pay $19 plus tax out of pocket and earn a $10 coupon off your next order back. That’s like paying $1.28 per item.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meijer catalinas

Kraft cheese is on sale for $2/8 oz. Buy 5, and get $5 off your next order. There was a coupon for $1.50 off two a while back (not able to print it anymore).

Betty Crocker fruit snacks~ $1.89 at my Meijer, I used a few $.40 off coupons I found on, etc, and got $1.50 off my next order. So I spent about $1/box for fruit snacks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What's cookin'

Finally have working internet again!

Tues~Not feeling like cooking, we may be going out (we have a budget for this!) :-)
Wed~Worcestshire chicken, baked potatoes, veggie
Thurs~Baked ham, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, corn (if we have guests like we are planning on). Didn't use the ham last week.
Friday~Homemade pizza using this sauce recipe and this crust recipe, salad
Saturday~Salad with ham and hard boiled eggs (sandwiches for the boys)
Sunday~Beef vegetable soup

Saturday, January 02, 2010

What's cookin'

Sunday~Veggie Beef soup, bread
Monday~Chicken noodle casserole, carrots
Tuesday~Steak tips and mushrooms over buttered noodles
Wednesday~Church potluck-meatballs
Thursday~Veggie chili, bread
Teriyaki pork, rice, corn, green beans
Saturday~Tacos, fruit


Remember this deal? I just got my rebate check today. 20 bucks! So I made over $4 on all the products I bought. I actually still have some juice boxes left from that deal. The rest of the snacks came in really handy for travels in the car and going to friends' houses.