Friday, March 27, 2009

Cheap, Healthy Weekend, 03/27-03/30

Before the weekend kicks off, we try to post a list of healthy eats deals - including produce, lean meats, and coupon matchups on healthier items. This can slash your produce and meat budget, even without a huge coupon stash, so look out for Cheap, Healthy Weekend in the future. You will also see a bit of coverage on what health benefits certain items have to offer - like links to what has to say!

Feel free to contribute to the Cheap Healthy Weekend lovin' with ideas of your own by adding a comment! :)

Your Cheap, Healthy Weekend Shopping List,

Doubles all coupons up to $0.99 in value.
  • $0.99/lb. seedless green/white grapes
  • $1.79/lb. boneless chicken breast (some NOVA markets rock-bottom price is $1.69/lb., but for us $1.79/lb. is as good as it gets for stockup purposes!)
  • $1.50 OJ - Tropicana Pure Premium, all half gallon varieties, are 2/$5. Trop50, the new lower-sugar OJ, had a $1/1 coupon in the 03/15 Red Plum insert - so this should theoretically get you the cheapest price. There was also a $1/2 Tropicana 64 oz. products in the 01/04 Red Plum insert, so this makes the juices $2 each - but this 01/04 coupon expires on 03/31, so get in to Giant before Wednesday, April 1.
  • $5.99/lb. salmon filets (save $3.00/lb.)
  • $1 mangos. Yippee!
  • $1.95 bagged salad - Dole Premium Baby blends to be exact, which is 2/$5. There was also a $0.55 off Dole Baby Blends blinkie (does not double, unfortunately) by the produce in A.'s Giant - so keep your eyes peeled.
  • $3.49/lb. tilapia filets.
  • $2.09/lb. hummus. 16 oz containers of Tribe hummus are going for $3.49. Use the printable $0.75/organic coupon to get $1.50 off, or the $0.55/any coupon to get $1.10 off.
  • $0.38/cup Yoplait. Yoplait is 20/$10 ($0.50) this week. Use this $1.00 off 8 Yoplait printable coupon to get 8 cups for $3, or $0.38 each.
  • $2 breads. Nature's Promise breads are 2/$4 this week (down from $2.50-$3 each). Go for whole grain versions!
Lots of BOGO deals this week.
  • $0.99 cantaloupes (!!!)
  • $1.75 bagged organic salad - Olivia's, to be exact, which is BOGO at $3.49. (Any kind of bagged salad normally runs closer to $3.)
  • $4.50/lb. sea scallops - Clearwater Argentine Petite Sea Scallops are BOGO, so you'll pay $8.99/2. Steam those suckers for maximum nutritional value and minimum added calories.
  • $3.50 for frozen shrimp. Seapak varieties of shrimp or seafood are BOGO (pay $7.99/2). Use the $1/2 from the 03/01 Red Plum insert to get them both for $6.99.
Thanks to Frugal in Virginia and Frugally Blonde for doin' their smooth coupon matchup thang (Sing it with me now: "It's your thang....").
  • Wegmans 90% Lean Ground Beef Club Pack - $1.99/lb. This is very cheap for beef, and while not as lean as it gets, a little added to, say, a veggie heavy burrito, can go a long way.
  • Wheat Thins and Triscuit Crackers - 2.00 (through 04/11)
    Use $1.00/2 Wheat Thins or Triscuit (also on tearpad in store)
    Final price: $1.50/box
  • Quaker Life, Oatmeal Squares, Instant Oatmeal - $2.99
    Use oatmeal coupons from 1/4 and 2/8 inserts, as well as from tearpads and blinkies.
    Use Life coupons here and from 1/4 insert.
    Use Oatmeal Squares coupon from 1/4 insert.
  • Wegmans gallon milk - $1.99-$2.39 (through 04/04)
  • Motts jar applesauce (23 oz)- $1.19 (through 03/28)
    Use $.55/1 coupon here.
    Final price: $.64
  • Friendship Cottage Cheese (16 oz.) - $1.99 (03/28)
    Use $1.00/2 Friendship cottage cheese or sour cream from 1/25 insert.
    Final price: $1.49 each
  • Tribe of Two Sheiks Hummus - $1.99 (through 03/28)
    Use .55/1 coupon here.
    Final price: $1.44
  • Wegmans Frozen Vegetables (16oz.) - $.89
  • Kellogg’s Special K cereal, Special K bars, or Raisin Bran - $2.50 (through 03/28)
    Use $1/1 Speciak K Blueberry from 2/22 insert.
    Final price: $1.50
  • Jumbo Multi-grain Rice Krispies - $1.99 (through 03/28)
    Use $1/1 coupon from 2/22 insert.
    Final price: 99 cents
  • Barbara’s Bakery Puffins cereal (in the organic section) - $2.50
    Use $1.00/1 Barbara’s Bakery cereal coupon from 1/11 or 2/8 insert.
    Final price $1.50
  • Del Monte tomatoes (15 oz.) - $.99
    Use $1.00/2 No Salt Added diced tomatoes from 2/8 insert.
    Final price: $.49/each
  • Wegmans orange juice (64oz) - $1.49 (through 03/28)
  • Green Giant canned corn - $.79 (through 04/11)
  • Contadina tomatoes (28-29oz) - $.79 (through 03/28)
  • Dannon Fruit on the Bottom or Light & Fit Yogurt - $.50
    Use $1.00/10 coupon here, or the $1/10 from the 03/15 SS insert. Final price $0.40/cup.
  • Wegmans Canned Vegetables (14.5-15.25oz) (Whole Kernel Corn, French Style Green Beans or Cut Greeen Beans) - $.39
Doubles all coupons up to $0.99 in value.

This week, we recommend that you visit Gina of Moneywise Moms to see how she is working the Buy 10, get $5 off at checkout promo. Homegirl knows how to work her some instant savings + coupons + Catalinas! There are a lot of great healthy options in here, including bottled water, mushrooms, salad, canned tomatoes, and much, much, more! Click here to download a list of all participating products, courtesy of's SuperBob0000. Thanks, SuperBob0000!
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