Deals to meals: Meal planning ideas for June 8

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Here is your June 8 installment of Deals to Meals - every week we go through the grocery ads, find the very best deals and suggest meals that you can plan with the deals. This post should be published on most Sunday afternoons (although during the summer we may take some weekends off). Meal planning is so important to saving money – you buy what’s on sale and build meals from your deals.

We have organized menu ideas based on specific stores – so you can either look for meals you like and shop that store, or if you’re pretty store-loyal you’ll have ideas that will make the most of the sales!

I’m not a chef, I’m not an expert meal planner, this is my best shot at meals based on this week’s deals. We’d love your suggestions, please leave a comment on this post with the types of meals you’re planning this week.

FRED MEYER

Easy Salsa Meatloaf (All Recipes)

Fresh Foster Farms Ground Turkey, 20 oz – $3.99 (Limit 4; Fred Meyer In-Ad coupon)

La Victoria or Herdez Salsa, 16 oz or Cooking Sauce, 12 oz – $1.50 (Limit 4; Fred Meyer In-Ad coupon)
- $1.00/2 La Victoria Products, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS – (exp. 07/06/14)
- $1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS – (exp. 07/06/14)
Final Price: $1

Tillamook Cheese, 8 oz – $2.50

Cheesy Chicken and Salsa Skillet (Kraft Recipes)

Tillamook Cheese, 8 oz – $2.50

Ronzoni Pasta, 16 oz – $1

La Victoria or Herdez Salsa, 16 oz or Cooking Sauce, 12 oz – $1.50 (Limit 4; Fred Meyer In-Ad coupon)
- $1.00/2 La Victoria Products, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS – (exp. 07/06/14)
- $1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS – (exp. 07/06/14)
Final Price: $1

Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast, per lb – $2.48

Crockpot-pork-ribs

Slow Cooker Country Style Pork Ribs (Queen Bee Coupons)

Pork Country Style or Spare Ribs, per lb – $1.99 (Limit 2; Fred Meyer In-Ad coupon)

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce – $1
- $1.00/1 Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce – 5-18-14 SS – (exp. 06/30/14)
Final Price: Free

Chinese Spare Ribs with Teriyaki Glaze (Food Network)

Pork Country Style or Spare Ribs, per lb – $1.99 (Limit 2; Fred Meyer In-Ad coupon)

Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs (Bon Appetit)

Fresh Foster Farms Chicken Thighs, per lb – $0.99

Cilantro – $0.44

Limes, ea – $0.50

Tropicana or Trop50 Juice, 59 oz or Farmstand Juice, 46 oz – $2.50 (Limit 4; Fred Meyer In-Ad coupon)
- $1.00/1 Tropicana Trop50 chilled item, 59 oz – Fred Meyer Digital Coupon – (exp. 07/12/14)
Final Price: $1.50

SAFEWAY

Here’s some ideas for dinner based on what’s on sale at Safeway this week:

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah) (All Recipes)

Dry Beans, Peas or Lentils, 16 oz – B1G1 With Safeway In Ad Coupon, Limit 1 Free
- B1G1 Dry Beans, Peas or Lentils, 16 oz; Limit 1 FREE – Safeway NW In Ad Coupon – (exp. 06/10/14)

Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz – $1 Includes: Select Varieties
- $1.00/1 Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurts, 4 pk OR (3) Single Serves, 5.3 oz; Limit 1 per household, Must Signup
Final Price: $0.67 Buy 3: Use (1) $1.00/3 Coupon

Lucerne Greek Yogurt, 32 oz – $3.45 Includes: Select Varieties
- $0.75/1 Lucerne Greek Yogurt, 32 oz; Offer Only Redeemable at Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls and Tom Thumb – Ibotta
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.45 Final Price: $2.70

Lentil Quiche (All Recipes)

Dry Beans, Peas or Lentils, 16 oz – B1G1 With Safeway In Ad Coupon, Limit 1 Free
- B1G1 Dry Beans, Peas or Lentils, 16 oz; Limit 1 FREE – Safeway NW In Ad Coupon – (exp. 06/10/14)

Broccoli Crowns, per lb – $1.99

Tomatoes, On the Vine, per lb – $2.99

Lucerne Large Eggs, 18 ct Grade AA – $2.79 With Safeway Just 4U Coupon, Limit 2

Classic Beef Pot Roast (Cooking Light via My Recipes)

Beef Chuck 7 Bone Pot Roast, per lb – $3.99 Includes: USDA Choice, Bone In

Tuna Melt (Eating Well)

Chicken of the Sea Albacore Tuna, 5 oz – $1

Best Foods Real Mayonnaise, 22 – 30 oz – $2.99 Limit 4 Includes: Select Varieties
- $0.50/1 Best Foods Product, 16.5 oz or Larger; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip- 5-18-14 RP – (exp. 06/15/14)
- $1.00/1 Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip – 5-18-14 RP – (exp. 06/15/14)
Final Price: $1.99 Buy 1 Best Foods With Olive Oil: Use (1) $1.00/1 Coupon

Safeway Kitchens 100% Whole Wheat Bread, 16 oz – B1G1 With Safeway In Ad Coupon, Limit 1 Free
- $0.25/1 Bread, Sliced; May Vary By Account – Checkout 51
- B1G1 Safeway Kitchens 100% Whole Wheat Bread, 16 oz; Limit 1 FREE – Safeway NW In Ad Coupon – (exp. 06/10/14)
Stacks With  - $0.75/1 Bread, Pre-Sliced Single Loaf – Ibotta

Franz Variety Bread, 24 – 26 oz – $2.50 Includes: Select Varieties
- $1.00/1 Franz Bakery Product; Sign Up Required
Final Price: $1.50

Tomatoes, On the Vine, per lb – $2.99

ALBERTSONS

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Slow Cooker Chicken Santa Fe (Queen Bee Coupons)

Chicken Breasts, per lb – $2.49 Boneless, Skinless

S&W Canned Ingredient Beans, 15 – 15.25 oz – $0.88 Includes: Select varieties
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans; Select States – Facebook Coupon
Final Price: $0.63

Earthbound Farm Frozen Organic Vegetables, 9 – 10 oz – $2

Santa Barbara Salsa – B1G1

Essential Everyday Cheese, 6 – 8 oz – $1.79 With in ad coupon, limit 6 Includes: Select varieties, Chunk or Shredded

Essential Everyday Sour Cream, 16 oz – $1.59

Avocados, Organic, each – $2

Mission Tortillas, 8 ct – $2.69

Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast (All Recipes)

Pork Sirloin Roast, per lb – $1.99 Bone-in

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Southwestern Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing (Queen Bee Coupons)

S&W Canned Ingredient Beans, 15 – 15.25 oz – $0.88 Includes: Select varieties
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans; Select States – Facebook Coupon
Final Price: $0.63

Fresh Express Salad Blends, 5 – 12 oz – $2 Includes: Select varieties
- $1.00/2 Fresh Express Salad Blends or Kits; Available at Albertson’s (Zip Code 70826)
- $1.00/2 Fresh Express; Sign Up For Challenge/Club, Coupon Emailed, Previous purchase/bar codes required
Final Price: $1.50

Corn, 4 ct – $2.50

Earthbound Farm Frozen Organic Vegetables, 9 – 10 oz – $2

Essential Everyday Cheese, 6 – 8 oz – $1.79 With in ad coupon, limit 6 Includes: Select varieties, Chunk or Shredded

Avocados, Organic, each – $2

Red Beans and Rice (Food Network)

S&W Canned Ingredient Beans, 15 – 15.25 oz – $0.88 Includes: Select varieties
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans; Select States – Facebook Coupon
Final Price: $0.63

Bar S Sausage, 32 – 40 oz – $5.88 Includes: Select varieties, Smoked or Polish

Essential Everyday Smoked Sausage, 14 oz – $3.99 Includes: Select varieties, Ropes

Minute Rice, 14 oz – $2.99 Includes: Select varieties, White, Brown or Success Boil-in-Bag (Follow the instructions on the box instead of cooking the rice as detailed in the recipe.)

Bean Quesadillas (All Recipes)

S&W Canned Ingredient Beans, 15 – 15.25 oz – $0.88 Includes: Select varieties
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans
- $1.00/4 S&W Beans; Select States – Facebook Coupon
Final Price: $0.63

Tomatoes, Organic Hot House, per lb – $2.49

Earthbound Farm Frozen Organic Vegetables, 9 – 10 oz – $2

Essential Everyday Cheese, 6 – 8 oz – $1.79 With in ad coupon, limit 6 Includes: Select varieties, Chunk or Shredded

Mission Tortillas, 8 ct – $2.69

QFC

This week at QFC you can pick up California Pizza Kitchen and Simple Truth frozen pizzas for only $2.99 – nice to have on hand for the nights you’re too busy to cook or end up burning dinner. Here’s some more suggestions for this week:

Slow Cooker Chicken Santa Fe (Queen Bee Coupons)

Simple Truth Organic Beans, 15 oz – $1

Kroger Beans, 15 oz – $0.89

La Victoria Salsa, 16 oz – $2
- $1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS – (exp. 06/08/14) – $1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS – (exp. 07/06/14)
Final Price: $1.50 Buy 2; Use $1/2

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8 oz tub – $2.49
- $0.50/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads, 8 oz or Larger, Manufacturer Coupon, States Redeemable at Winco Foods
- $1.00/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese; Must Be Kraft First Taste Member
Final Price: $0.49

Kraft Cheese, 7 – 8 oz – $3.49
- $1.00/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese, Manufacturer Coupon, States Redeemable at Winco Foods
- $1.00/2 Velveeta, 32 oz or Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese, 8 oz or Larger, Manufacturer Coupon, States Redeemable at Winco Foods
Final Price: $1.99 Buy 2; Use $1/2

Kroger Cheese, 16 oz – $3.79 Includes Bar or Shredded

Kroger Sour Cream, 24 oz – $2.50

Medium Avocados, per lb – $0.99

Cilantro, bunch – $0.50

Hand Made Style Corn Tortillas, 11.57 oz – $2

Santitas Tortilla Chips, 11 oz – $1.50

Juanita’s Tortilla Chips, 15 oz – $1.99

Crock-Pot-Slow-Cooker-Blueberry-French-Toast

Slow Cooker Blueberry French Toast (Queen Bee Coupons)

Simple Truth Cage Free Eggs, 12 ct – $2.50

Kroger Sour Cream, 24 oz – $2.50

Dannon Yogurt, 4 – 8 ct – $2.50
- $1.00/1 Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurts, 4 pk OR (3) Single Serves, 5.3 oz; Limit 1 per household, Must Signup
Final Price: $1.50

Simple Truth Organic Milk, 1/2 gal – $2.99

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8 oz tub – $2.49
- $0.50/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads, 8 oz or Larger, Manufacturer Coupon, States Redeemable at Winco Foods
- $1.00/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese; Must Be Kraft First Taste Member
Final Price: $0.49

Simple Truth Organic Fruit, 10 oz – $2.99 Frozen

Private Selection Fruit, 16 – 24 oz – $3.99

One Skillet Cod and Kale with Ginger and Garlic (Serious Eats)

Wild-Caught Alaska Cod Fillets, per lb – $4.99

Organic Kale, bunch – $2

Broiled Cod (Taste of Home)

Wild-Caught Alaska Cod Fillets, per lb – $4.99

Delicious Black Bean Burritos (All Recipes)

Mission Soft Flour Tortillas, 10 ct – $1

White Onions, per lb – $0.99
- $0.50/1 Onions, Vidalia, Loose or Bagged, 5 lb Minimum – Facebook Coupon
If variety included

Simple Truth Organic Beans, 15 oz – $1

Kroger Beans, 15 oz – $0.89

Cilantro, bunch – $0.50

Jalapeño Peppers, per lb – $0.99

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8 oz tub – $2.49
- $0.50/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads, 8 oz or Larger, Manufacturer Coupon, States Redeemable at Winco Foods
- $1.00/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese; Must Be Kraft First Taste Member
Final Price: $0.49

Roasted-Garlic-Kale-White-Bean-Soup

Roasted Garlic, Kale, and White Bean Soup (Queen Bee Coupons)

Simple Truth Organic Beans, 15 oz – $1

Kroger Beans, 15 oz – $0.89

Kroger Tomatoes, 15 oz – $0.89

Tyson Bacon, 16 oz – $3.99

Kroger Cheese, 16 oz – $3.79 Includes Bar or Shredded

Kraft Cheese, 7 – 8 oz – $3.49
- $1.00/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese, Manufacturer Coupon, States Redeemable at Winco Foods
- $1.00/2 Velveeta, 32 oz or Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese, 8 oz or Larger, Manufacturer Coupon, States Redeemable at Winco Foods
Final Price: $1.99 Buy 2; Use $1/2

Organic Kale, bunch – $2

WINCO

We found lots of great deals at Winco this week! One of the easiest meals to make – and a kid favorite – is macaroni and cheese with cut up hot dogs. Pick up Winco macaroni and cheese for $0.48 and Jennie-o turkey franks for $0.43 after coupon. Some other ideas include:

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue (AllRecipes)

Tenderbird Boneless Skinless Frozen Chicken 48 oz - $4.98
*works out to just $1.66/lb
*stock-up price!

Kraft Barbecue Sauce - $0.98
$1.00/2 Kraft Barbecue Sauce, 17.5 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS (exp 07/06/14)
Final Price = $0.48 each when you buy 2

Ken’s Salad Dressing - $1.98
$1.00/1 Ken’s Dressing, 16 oz or Larger – 5-4-14 SS (exp 06/30/14)
Final Price = $0.98

Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas (Gimme Some Oven)

Broccoli Crowns - $0.98 lb
*stock-up price!

Cauliflower - $1.28 lb

La Victoria Enchilada Sauce  28 oz - $1.48
$1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS (exp 07/06/14)
Final Price = $0.98 each when you buy 2
*great price!

Kraft Cheese 2 lb - $5.98
$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese Blocks
Final Price = $5.48 each when you buy 2
*great price!

La Victoria Enchilada Sauce  28 oz - $1.48
$1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa, 12 oz or Larger – 5-11-14 SS (exp 07/06/14)
Final Price = $0.98 each when you buy 2

Broccoli Chicken Divan (All Recipes)

Broccoli Crowns - $0.98 lb
*stock-up price!

Tenderbird Boneless Skinless Frozen Chicken 48 oz - $4.98
*works out to just $1.66/lb
*stock-up price!

Kraft Cheese 2 lb - $5.98
$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese Blocks
Final Price = $5.48 each when you buy 2
*great price!

Slow-Cooker-Crockpot-Spaghetti-Sauce

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce (Queen Bee Coupons)

Jennie-O Ground Turkey 20 oz - $3.48
$1.00/2 Jennie-O Ground Turkey
$0.75/1 Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey – 4-27-14 SS (exp 07/31/14)
Final Price = as low as $2.73

WinCo Tomato Sauce 15 oz - $0.48

Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Olives (Cooking Light via My Recipes)

Cauliflower - $1.28 lb

Just a few things to remember:

  • I’m not a chef, I’ll suggest basic meal concepts.
  • My basic meal plan doesn’t have much variety – so I’ll do my best to change things up, but I’ll be sticking a lot to the basics.
  • I won’t list every ingredient, just some of the best deals on the major ingredients and you can take it from there.
  • Fred Meyer and Target ads run from Sunday – Saturday, whereas other stores are Wednesday thru Tuesday. Just pay special attention to deals because some end Tuesday.
  • I’d love your help! Weigh in and share what you’re making this week based on the sales.

You can find complete deal match-ups for each store here:

Please help me out – how are you making meals from this week’s deals? I’d love for you to leave a comment and share how you’re making meals from this week’s deals!

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Comments

  1. Chelsea V says:

    I’m loving your site, the deals you post are awesome, but I’m loving the recipe, meal, and cheap date ideas!!

    Thank you, keep up the good work … and I’d love to learn how.you got this started!! :)

  2. I’m a new reader (found you through Angela’s site The Coupon Project) and just wanted to say that I *love* this Sunday feature! What a great resource for dinner ideas using the sales and coupon match-ups. I do this on my own each week, but it is so refreshing to find new ideas as I think we can all find ourselves in a dinner rut from time to time. Thank you so much for all you do!

    • Hi Krista – Welcome! I love Angela over at the Coupon Project. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment – glad you like this Sunday feature. We won’t do it every Sunday during the summer (due to vacations and such), but we try to do as often as we can! Again, welcome! So glad you are here.

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