This morning I headed out early to run all of my errands for this week in a circle to save on gasoline. Before I left, I put a beef stew into the crockpot. While I was defrosting my chest freezer yesterday, I found an eye round roast that I cut up for the stew beef.
My first stop was Top’s. They had the top sirloin steaks on sale again for B1G1F. I purchased 6 that I hope will get us through the grilling season. Plus it was Senior Discount day so I got an additional 6% off.
I also purchased 5 Old Spice bodywash for Hubby. It’s his favorite and he is using his last one. I had a digital coupon for $5.00 off 3. They were on sale and if you bought 5, you got 200 Gasoline Points plus the 6% off. So I was not passing that up.
My next stop was Runnings. They advertised regular jar canning lids on sale for $ 3.99. However, there were none left. I should have gone on the first day of the sale but I didn’t want to make two trips to do errands this week. Fortunately, I have enough lids for this year.
Next stop was at Walmart to pick up paper napkins, paper plates, and eggs. I compared them to Sam’s Club prices and those things are cheaper at Walmart. I was planning on getting a 60 ct. box which were $ 3.09 a dozen. But I spotted 1 dozen for $ 2.95 so I got 1 dozen instead. I had 2 and 1/2 dozen in my fridge before I got these. We go through a lot of eggs. I eat 2 every day along with some kind of meat for brunch and Hubby loves egg salad on crackers. I used a Walmart gift card to pay for these items. I got the gift card through Fetch.
Next stop was a dozen bagels at Panera Bread. Hubby has been asking for them. I don’t eat them so most of them will be frozen to pull out when he wants one. The price has gone up from $6.99 to $ 7.49 but it is still a great Tuesday deal. The best part was that I still had money on three of the Panera Bread gift cards that I got on a discount 3 or 4 years ago. They will keep Hubby happy with bagels for a long time.
My last stop was at Rite Aid to pick up two prescriptions. I used the drive thru so that I wouldn’t be tempted to browse the store.
I have only been buying meat when I see a great sale price. These steaks are delicious. I also always browse the marked down meat. Top’s had none. Being Senior Citizen Discount Day, they probably went earlier than I got there.
Walmart’s marked down meat was a joke! They had a lot of it but it was mostly on beef and pork chops. The highest markdown I saw was $.61 on meat that was expiring tomorrow. No thank you!
We will probably be eating beef stew for the rest of the week. The roast was about 5 lbs.so that is a lot of meat. I added fresh carrots, celery, and onions. I used the 32 oz. jar of beef broth, seasonings, and onions that I rescued when I tried to make beef tips on Sunday from filet mignon trimmings. When I pulled the trimmings out of the freezer, it looked like there was quite a bit of meat on them because it was frozen up in a bag in a ball. After an hour or so of cooking it, I took the ball out to chunk it up and found there was hardly any meat….just three small pieces. So I put all of the stock, onions, and seasoning into a jar and put it in the fridge. I will add fresh potatoes about an hour before the stew is done. Otherwise they turn to mush.
Did you get any great deals this week?
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Hi Precious. Looks like you had some good runs. Our week had some delayed July birthday dinners since some of our daughter’s family had Covid again. We combined hubby and son in law’s celebrations. Hubby wanted Kroger fried chicken, so I bought, and made potato salad instead of buying. We also had broccoli and fruit. And for a birthday cake I made an ice cream cake for a lot less than buying one. Son in law likes those. Little granddaughter’s celebration was over the weekend. I made fruit salad out of sale fruit and stuff I already had, like mandarin oranges, apples, etc. I will send you a picture of the gorgeous Elsa cake our son made for her. Otherwise, the week was just the usual grocery shopping and I stayed out of the stores, except we stopped at Taco Bell for lunch on the way home from visiting my mom.
I would love that ice cream cake recipe. I bet it is better than store bought!
Staying out of the stores is the key to saving money.
Thanks for sharing Chris.
Ice cream cake
1. Crumble 1 small bag of Oreos and put in a 9×13 pan.
2. Melt 1 stick butter and pour over Oreos. Mix and press to make a crust.
3. Spread 1/2 gal favorite ice cream, softened, on top of Oreo crust.
4. Spread 1 container of thawed cool whip on top. Garnish with chocolate syrup.
5. Freeze until firm.
Thank you so much! I will definitely be making this for my grandchildren. It’s so easy!
We visited a local farm and for 10 bucks got eggplant, zucchini, green frying peppers, tomatoes and a pint of peaches. What a score! Came home and baked a peach pie, caponata appetizer spread and in the slow cooker I made a 100% veggie goulash that was delicious!! I threw in some of my own home-grown green beans. Amazing. Having a great & lovely week eating fresh veggies and yes! I’ve been able to can and freeze what we haven’t eaten.
What a great price for all of those fruits and veggies. I am canning away.
A couple good grocery deals this week
OM bacon was 4.49 and lunchmeat 3.49. Then just picked up the basics for couple weeks. We were out of frozen veggies so I picked up 10 bags
Wow! You got your bacon a lot cheaper than I did this past week. Nice score on the lunchmeat too.