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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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 weight watchers menu plan valentines

We decided a long time ago that going out to eat on Valentine’s Day just wasn’t for us. That’s my best frugal tip for Valentine’s Day: Stay home, splurge on some fancier than normal ingredients and enjoy a nice quiet homemade meal together. You’ll save money, calories and a lot of long-line frustration.

Luckily, many of the grocery stores put things like steak, strawberries and and even lobster on sale this week so your “splurge” doesn’t have to be a big budget buster.

Chili Rubbed Steaks w/ Pan Salsa – Recipe

Ribeye steaks, boneless, $7.98 lb (Ingles)
Olive Oil, 16-24 oz, $2.84-$3.99 (Bi-Lo, Winn Dixie, Lowes Foods)
Grape Tomatoes, pint, $1.50-$2.50 (Kroger, Food City, Sweetbay, Publix)
Lime (not on sale, but inexpensive)
Cilantro (not on sale, but inexpensive)

(5 Points Plus)

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle – Recipe

Ronzoni Pasta, 12-16 oz, 49¢ (Harveys)
Chicken Broth, 32 oz, 79¢-$1.69 (Ingles, HEB, Earthfare)
Lobster Tails, 4-4.5 oz, $4.99 (Lowes Foods)
Whipping Cream (not on sale so get a tiny container)
White Wine (pantry)

(12 Points Plus)

Chicken Rollatini w/ Spinach alla Parmigiana – Recipe

Chicken Breasts, $1.79-$2.49 lb (Zaycon, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, Winn Dixie)
Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs, Vigo or 4C, 8-15 oz, 97¢-$1 (Publix, Ingles)
Parmesan (fridge)
Eggs (use whites), dozen, $1-$1.49 (Lowes, Publix, Kroger, Food City)
Spinach (frozen), Green Giant, 7-12 oz, 69-80¢ (Publix Kroger)
Part Skim Ricotta (freezer or buy a small container)
Sargento Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella, 5-6 oz, $1.45-$1.59 (Publix, Harveys)
Pasta Sauce, 99¢-$1.50 (almost everywhere this week)

(5 Points Plus)

Strawberry Almond Salad w/ Basil-Balsamic Vinaigrette – Recipe

Baby Greens, Fresh Express, $1.94-$2.50 (Food City, Sweetbay, Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter)
Balsamic Vinegar (pantry)
Almonds, 16 oz $4.49 (Walgreens)
Onions, $1.49 lb (Lowes Foods)
Strawberries, 16 oz, $1.19-$2.50 (almost everywhere)

(5 Points Plus)

Easy Slow Cooker Beef & Mushrooms – Recipe

Lean Stew Beef, $2.97 lb (HEB)
Mushrooms, 8 oz, $1.50-$2 (almost everywhere)
Cream of Mushroom Soup, 26 oz, $1.39 (pantry or Aldi)
Red Wine (pantry)
Onion Soup Mix (pantry)

(5 Points Plus)