Week 4: Stockpiling 101–I have $10, what do I buy?

Its been a slow couple of weeks for couponing and stockpiling.  I’ve had some travel plans and just haven’t felt motivated to get to the stores by the lackluster sales the past few weeks.  This week, things are looking up!  There are a lot of freebies over at Meijer…mostly free after printable coupons!

Three items are free after printables found at coupons.com, boodle.com, smartsource.com and communitycouponsonline.com.  These are all a part of the buy 10 for $10 and get the 11th free.  I’d also get milk there, while its $2.50 a gallon.

Chex mix $1 minus $1 coupon=free x 4 bags

Totinos pizza rolls $1 minus .50 off coupon (doubled to $1) = free x 2 boxes

Rice a Roni Nature’s Way $1 minus .50 off coupon (doubled to $1)=free x 2 boxes

Aquafresh toothpaste minus .75 off coupon, doubled to $1=free x 2 boxes

That’s 10 items–pick another 10 for $10 item for free (its the 11th item free)

Some other freebies/cheapies this week:

Dole Mandarin Oranges, canned, 10/$10, – .55 off 2 from paper = .45 each. 

Green Giant boxed veggies minus . .60 off 2, doubled to $1/2= .50 each x 2=$1

Milk gallon 2/$5=$5

That leaves $4–I’d spend that on extra papers from this past weekend.  They are .99 at Kroger or UDF (check your local store.)  You will appreciate those extra P&G q’s throughout the next month!

Remember that Meijer will only double 2 like coupons per order, so if you have more than 2 coupons for Aquafresh or Pizza Rolls, make sure to break it into a second order.  Also, if you arrive and they’re out of something, get a raincheck!  They were out of the pizza rolls last night at my Meijer, but I now have a raincheck and my q’s to use another week when things aren’t so nuts!

I also hear there’s a Catalina deal at Meijer–when you buy 3 cans you will get a printout coupon for .75 off your next order!