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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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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Pantry

I was feeling a little uninspired in my menu planning this week, so I stood in front of the pantry and made a list of things I needed to use up. A few cans of beans here, some crushed tomatoes there, umpteen boxes of pasta, some random blue cornmeal I picked up at a farmer’s market…You get the idea.

The fun thing about couponing is you have a mini grocery store in your pantry. Even if you are out of ideas, you can always pull something together based on what you already have. Buy a few fresh ingredients and you’ve got some simple dinners for next to nothing!

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

Baked Ziti – Recipe

Pasta, Mueller’s, 12-16 oz, 50¢ (Harris Teeter)
Crushed Tomatoes, 28 oz, 19¢ (Kroger)
Garlic (not on sale, but an inexpensive ingredient)
Ricotta (not on sale, but we have some in the freezer)
Spinach, Fresh Express, 6-9 oz, $1.49-$1.75 ea. (Food City, Lowe’s)
Mushrooms, 8 oz, 694-$1.59 (Food Lion, Aldi, Safeway)
Basil, $2.50 (Lowe’s Foods)

Breakfast For Dinner

Grits (not on sale, but we have a ton in the pantry!)
Chicken Sausage, $2 (Harvey’s)
Pancakes, 12.5-14.8 oz, $1.49 (Lowe’s Foods)
Eggs, dozen, 94¢ (Harris Teeter)

Corn Flake Crusted Chicken – Recipe
Zucchini, Feta, Canned Tomato Pasta Salad – Recipe

Chicken Breasts, $1.29-$1.99 lb (Harveys, Lowe’s Foods)
Eggs, dozen, 94¢ (Harris Teeter)
Cornflakes, Kellogg’s, 99¢-$1.50 (Kroger, Target
Pasta, Mueller’s, 12-16 oz, 50¢ (Harris Teeter)
Lemons, Sunkist, $1.47 (Harris Teeter)
Grape Tomatoes, pint, $1.49 (Sweetbay)
Zucchini, 99¢-$1.49 lb (Kroger, Food City, Harris Teeter)
Feta, 12 oz, $3.99 (Publix)

Fish in Parchment w/ Asparagus & Orange – Recipe
White Bean Salad – Recipe

Spinach, Fresh Express, 6-9 oz, $1.49-$1.75 ea. (Food City, Lowe’s)
Cannelli Beans, Luck’s, 15 oz, 69¢ (Lowes Foods)
Fresh Pecans, 10 oz, $6.48 (Ingles)
Feta, 12 oz, $3.99 (Publix)
Oranges, 11 oz, 79¢ (Target)
Asparagus, $2.99 lb (Publix)

Blue Cornmeal Jalapeno Muffins – Recipe
Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork w/ Coleslaw – Recipe

Pork Loin, $1.69-$1.98 lb (Ingles, Harveys)
Coleslaw Mix, 16 oz, $1.50 (Food City)
BBQ Sauce, Weber, $1 (Publix)
Sour Cream, 8 oz, $1.25 (Harvey’s)
Green Onions, 50¢ per bunch (Food City)
Corn, FREE-33¢ ea. (Target, Kroger, Safeway)
Jalapenos, 16 oz, $1.50 (Publix)
Corn Meal, 5 lb, $2.49-$2.79 (Publix, Food City)