Friday, April 3, 2009

Cheap, Healthy Weekend, 04/03-04/06

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,

Doing $1 in-ad doubler coupons (only 4 per transaction, transaction must be $15+). Don't get too excited though - check out Shopper's Food Warehouse April double coupon matchups first!
  • $1.66/lb. strawberries
  • $0.40/box Green Giant boxed vegetables. They are on sale this week, 10/$10, but if you use the $0.60/2 coupon printable at Eat Better America, it will double, and you'll pay just $0.80 for two.
  • Swanson Broth is $0.80/can. When you use the $1/6 coupon and get it doubled, it will be $0.47/can instead.
Shopper's Food Warehouse
Doubling all coupons up to $1 in value through Sunday. See all matchups here.
  • Post cereals are 2/$4, no limits. There was a coupon for $1/2 Post Cereals in the 03/08 SmartSource insert - a manufacturer coupon. There is a retailer coupon in the Shopper's Food Warehouse ad for the coming week for $1 off two (exp. 04/08/09). The manufacturer coupon doubles, but the retailer one does not, resulting in $1 for two boxes - just $0.50/each for cereal! If you're lucky, you'll get a Catalina at the end of your transaction, too (I didn't, but Gina did!).
  • Dannon Yoghurt is 10/$5, or $0.50 each, but if you double the $1/10 Dannon coupon from the 03/15 SS, you will get them for $0.30 each!
  • Ragu is 2/$4. The 04/01 (or 03/31?) Red Plum had a $0.30/1 coupon, which would double, making the Ragu $1.40/jar.
  • Aquafina 24-packs are $3.99. Use the Buy 2, Get 1 Free coupon from a recent Sunday Supplement to get three for $7.98, or $2.83/24-pack.
  • Birds Eye frozen Steamfresh Broccoli and Cauliflower blends are 2/$4. Use the $1/3 coupon from the 03/01 Red Plum insert to make them $1.33 each.
  • Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunch Meats are 2/$7. Use the $0.55/1 coupon from the 02/22 Red Plum to make them $2.40 each. ('s not healthy, but it's related: When you buy two, you can probably use the Shopper's Food Warehouse weekly ad coupon (a manufacturer coupon) for buy two Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeats, and get a Lay's Potato Chips (10.5-11 oz bag!) FREE!)
  • Del Monte canned vegetables are 10/$10. When you use the $1.00/12 (02/08 Red Plum - expires 04/04!), you can get 12 for $10, or $0.83/can.
  • Swanson Chicken Broth is 2/$5. Use the $1/2 coupon from the 03/29 SS insert to get the broth for $1.50/carton.
  • Dole Pineapple is 10/$10. Use the $0.75/2 any Dole canned fruit (02/01 SS) to get the pineapple for $0.25/can!
  • Zone Perfect Bars are 10/$10. Use the $0.55/1 coupon (03/01 SS) to make them FREE!
  • Nature Made Vitamins are 33% off. Use the $1/1 coupon (doubles) from the 01/04 and 02/01 SS inserts.
  • Dole Mandarin Oranges (large size) are $1.00, and there is a $1.00/3 coupon in the 3/29 insert, which doubles. You pay $1.00 for all three, and a $0.75-off-your-next-purcase-at-Shoppers Catalina will print out. Net is $0.25 for all three!
  • Wholly Guacamole should be cheap with $1/1 coupon doubled (last time in March the 2/$4 - aka free after coupon - was a sale price, unfortunately)
  • Cascadian Farms products - there is a $1/1 which makes for FREE mixed veggies, peas or corn which are on sale for $2, and fries are $0.59 after doubled $1 coupon.
  • Starkist Seasons bowls are on sale for $1.99 - free after $1/1.
  • Starkist Pouches are $2.09 or $2.19 - doubled $1/1 makes them almost free, AND, you can use the B2G1 Free to get another one free for every 2 you buy.
  • Success Rice is $2.19 - $0.19 after $1/1 doubled.
  • Quaker Rice Snacks are $1.99, ergo FREE after last weekend's $1/1 doubles.
  • Nature's sweet cherry tomatoes $1.98 ea., use $1/2 for 2 bags less than $2.
  • Barrilla Picollini pasta on sale 5/$6 ($1.20 ea) - $0.20 after doubled $0.50/1 coupon.
  • Barilla whole grain pasta on sale 5/$6 - $0.20 ea. after doubled $1/2 coupon.
Lookin' like the place to get produce this week, it would seem!
  • Red Grapes, $0.99/lb.
  • 8 lb. bag navel oranges, $3.99
  • Hot House Tomatoes, $1.29/lb. (down from $2.99/lb.)
  • Hand-Cut Tuna Steaks, $7.99/lb. (down from $10.99/lb.)
  • Bartlett Pears, $0.99/lb.
  • Mangos, $0.99/lb.
Thanks to Gina of Moneywise Moms for the matchup jazz hands. :) See the rest of her Safeway coupon matchups here.
  • 5-lb. box of Clementines $4.99. Use this printable $1.00 off coupon from to bring it down to $3.99.
  • Green Seedless Grapes are .99/lb.
  • Large Russet Potatoes are .69/lb.
  • 93% Lean Ground Beef is $2.49/lb, which is the lowest it's been in a while (sometimes it goes down to $1.99/lb). If you need to stock up and cook ahead, it's a pretty good price. They also have 90% lean for $1.99/lb or 80% lean for $1.49/lb.
Gina says: "These SuperCoupons say limit 1 coupon per transaction, but I listed the coupon matchups in case your store will still take a manu coupon on top (some still do):"
  • Quaker Life Cereal is .99. Here is a printable $1.00 off Maple & Brown Sugar Life Cereal, making it FREE.
  • Extra Large Cooked Shrimp in 2-lb. bag is $11.98.
  • Lucerne Large Eggs 18ct $1.99
  • SeaPak Seafood Selections $4.99. There are often $1.00 off coupons in women's magazines.
Wegmans (through Saturday, 04/04)
Thanks to Frugally Blonde and Frugal in Virginia for bringing us the Wegman's matchups. Check both blogs out for even more money-saving tips!
  • Wegmans Canned Vegetables (14.5-15.25oz) (Cream Style Corn, Whole Kernel Corn, French Style Green Beans or Cut Greeen Beans) - $.39 (Limit 12)
  • Wegmans Chunk Light Yellowfin Tuna (6 oz.) - $.59 (Limit 6)
  • Del Monte Canned Vegetables - $.69 (through 04/18)
    Use recent printable $.75/1 or $.30/1 50% less salt vegetables coupon from recent coupon blinkie machines.
    Final Price: Free-$.09
  • Hunts Tomatoes (28 oz.) - $.99
    Buy 4 and use $1.00/4 Hunt's tomatoes from Eat Better America mailer.
    Final price: $.75
  • Wegmans 90% Lean Ground Beef Club Pack - $1.99/lb.
  • Wegmans gallon milk - $1.99-$2.39 (through 04/04)
  • Wegmans Frozen Vegetables (16oz.) - $.89
  • 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
  • Green Giant canned corn - $.79 (through 04/11)
Harris Teeter
Doubles all coupons up to $0.99 in value, every day. Thanks to Frugal in Virginia for the matchup magic.
  • 93% Lean Ground Turkey, 20.8 oz package- 50% off
  • Fresh Strawberries, 1 lb- $1.25!
  • Mott's Apple Juice, 64 oz- $1.50
    Use .55/1 coupon here.
    Final price: 40 cents
  • Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt, 6 oz cups- 50 cents
    Buy 6 and use .60/1 coupon from 3/1 insert.
    Final price: 30 cents each
  • Del Monte No Salt Added Tomatoes, 14.5 oz- $1
    Use .40/1 coupon from 2/8 insert.
    Final price: 20 cents
  • Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread- $1.34
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