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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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menu plan eat more whole foods and stay on budget

One of the biggest myths about using coupons to save money is that you are only going to buy processed junk food. While it’s true that packaged items are often free or a few cents after coupons, you can still apply the same concepts to organic yogurt, vegetables, meat and just about anything else on your shopping list.

The key is to set a budget and shop when items are on sale. Your goal is still to buy enough to last until the next sale, so you may have to get creative with fresh items.

You may want to consider freezing, canning, dehydrating or coming up with other ways to extend the life of your fresh items. Setting a meal plan can really help strategically use your ingredients and maximize your savings! Learn more outside the box tips for saving on produce and meat.

*These prices are based off of averages and are subject to change weekly

Shrimp, Sugar Snap & Asparagus Salad – Recipe

Greek Yogurt, Chobani, 6 oz, FREE-20¢ (Publix, Walmart)
Asparagus, $1.47-$2.99 lb (almost everywhere)
Sugar Snap Peas (not advertised, but a seasonal item)
Shrimp, $7.99 lb (Target)
Mayo, 30 oz, 99¢-$2 (Publix, Walgreens, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Winn Dixie)
Tomatoes, Organic, $1.98 lb (Ingles)
Salad, Fresh Express, 74¢-$1.95 (Harris Teeter, Harveys, Sweetbay, Ingles)

(5 Points Plus)

Sweet Potato Tandoori Salad – Recipe

Sweet Potatoes, 39-69¢ (almost everywhere)
Olive Oil, Bertolli, 17 oz, $2.94-$3.14 (Publix, Bi-Lo)
Bell Pepper, Green, 99¢ (Lowes Foods)
Onions, 3 lb, 89¢-$1.99 (Aldi, Kroger, Ingles, Food Lion)
Spinach, Fresh Express, 74¢-$1.95 (Harris Teeter, Harveys, Sweetbay, Ingles)

(7 Points Plus)

Spice Rubbed New York Strip w/ Avocado-Lime Salsa – Recipe

NY Strip Loin Roast, $5.99 lb (Publix)
Onions, 3 lb, 89¢-$1.99 (Aldi, Kroger, Ingles, Food Lion)
Lime (not on sale, so only grab one)
Avocado, 89¢ ea. (Food Lion)

(7 Points Plus)

Peanut Noodles w/ Shredded Chicken & Veggies – Recipe

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $2.34 lb (Winn Dixie)
Peanut Butter, 16.3-18 oz, $2-$2.50 (Harris Teeter, Lowes, Winn Dixie, CVS)
Whole Wheat Spaghetti, 12-16 oz, Free-23¢ ea (Bi-Lo, Publix, Harris Teeter)
Eat Smart Vegetable Medley, 10-12 oz, $1 (Publix)

(9 Points Plus)

Pepper, Pineapple & Bean Tacos – Recipe

Poblano Peppers, 98¢ (HEB)
Scallions (not on sale, but an inexpensive ingredient)
Red Kidney Beans, Hanover, 38-40.5 oz, $1.66 (Publix)
Pineapple, 99¢-$2.50 (Aldi, Kroger, Walmart, Food Lion, HEB)
Tortillas, 16 oz, $1.49-$1.78 (Harris Teeter, HEB)
Greek Yogurt, Chobani, 6 oz, FREE-20¢ (Publix, Walmart)

(6 Points Plus for 2 tacos)

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