January 11, 2015

Deals to Meals – Meal planning ideas for January 11

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Here is your January 11 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. Meal planning is so important to saving money – you buy what’s on sale and build meals from your deals.

We organize the 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!

We’d love your suggestions, please leave a comment on this post with the types of meals you’re planning this week.

FRED MEYER

Alton Brown’s Sirloin Steak (Food Network)

Boneless Petite Sirloin Steaks, per lb – $3.99

Guacamole Cilantro Lime Cheeseburger (All Recipes)

Avocados, Hass, Organic, ea – $1.50

Fresh Lean Ground Beef, per lb – $3.48 Sold in a 3 lb Roll for $10.44

Tillamook Cheese, 2 lb loaf – $5.99 Limit 2, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

Country Oven Bread or Buns, 16 – 24 oz or Vita-Bee Bread, 22.5 oz or Buns, 8 pk – $1.33 Limit 6, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

Blue Ribbon Chili (All Recipes)

Fresh Lean Ground Beef, per lb – $3.48 Sold in a 3 lb Roll for $10.44

La Victoria Salsa, 16 oz – $1.66 Limit 6, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon, Expires 02/03/2015
– $0.55/1 La Victoria Salsa Product (Zip Code 75034)
– $0.55/1 La Victoria Salsa Product – Fred Meyer Digital Coupon – (exp. 03/05/15)
– $1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa Product – 1-11-15 SS – (exp. 03/09/15)
Final Price: $1.11

Kroger Beans, Tomatoes or Vegetables, 14.25 – 15.5 oz – $0.50 Limit 8, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

Black Bean, Broccoli, and Avocado Salad (The Simple Veganista)

Avocados, Hass, Organic, ea – $1.50

Kroger Beans, Tomatoes or Vegetables, 14.25 – 15.5 oz – $0.50 Limit 8, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

Lettuce, Romaine, ea – $0.99

Broccoli, Organic, per lb – $1.49

La Victoria Salsa, 16 oz – $1.66 Limit 6, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon, Expires 02/03/2015
– $0.55/1 La Victoria Salsa Product (Zip Code 75034)
– $0.55/1 La Victoria Salsa Product – Fred Meyer Digital Coupon – (exp. 03/05/15)
– $1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa Product – 1-11-15 SS – (exp. 03/09/15)
Final Price: $1.11

Crispy Black Bean Cakes with Sour Cream and Avocado (Food and Wine)

Avocados, Hass, Organic, ea – $1.50

Kroger Beans, Tomatoes or Vegetables, 14.25 – 15.5 oz – $0.50 Limit 8, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

Darigold Sour Cream, 16 oz – $1.50 Limit 4, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

Green Onions – $0.44

50 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Variations (Food Network)

Tillamook Cheese, 2 lb loaf – $5.99 Limit 2, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

Country Oven Bread or Buns, 16 – 24 oz or Vita-Bee Bread, 22.5 oz or Buns, 8 pk – $1.33 Limit 6, With Fred Meyer In-Ad Coupon

SAFEWAY

Baked Apricot Chicken (All Recipes)

Chicken, Thighs, per lb – $1.59 Includes: Safeway Farms, Value Pack

Smucker’s Preserves, 18 oz – $1.79 With Safeway Just 4U, Limit 4

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing, 16 oz – $2.50

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo (Saveur)

Chicken, Thighs, per lb – $1.59 Includes: Safeway Farms, Value Pack

Stovetop Spareribs (All Recipes)

Pork Spareribs, per lb – $2.49 Includes: Bone In, Previously Frozen

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Broccoli Sausage Oregano Stir Fry (Queen Bee Coupons)

Broccoli, Crowns, per lb – $1.79

Al Fresco Chicken Sausage, 12 oz – $3.99 Includes: Select varieties
– $2.00/1 al fresco Chicken Sausage; Must Sign Up; Coupon is Emailed – Facebook Coupon
Final Price: $1.99

Barilla Pasta, 12 – 16 oz – $1 Includes: Select varieties

Lighter Sesame Noodles (Martha Stewart)

Broccoli, Crowns, per lb – $1.79

Peppers, Green Bell, ea – $1

Jif Peanut Butter, 15.5 – 16 oz – $1.79 With Safeway Just 4U, Limit 4

Barilla Pasta, 12 – 16 oz – $1 Includes: Select varieties

ALBERTSONS

Easy Chicken Parmesan (Kraft Recipes)

Chicken Breasts, per lb – $1.79 Must buy 3 lbs or more, Available only in the Butcher’s Block. Less than 3 lbs sold at $2.49/lb.

Ragu Pasta Sauce, 16 – 24 oz – $2.59 Includes: Select varieties
– $0.20/1 Ragu Product – 1-4-15 RP – (exp. 02/01/15)
– $0.75/2 Ragu Products; Limit of 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip, No Cash Back – 1-4-15 RP – (exp. 02/01/15)
– $1.25/2 Ragu Product – 1-4-15 RP – (exp. 02/01/15)
Final Price: $0.97 wyb 5 participating items and $1.25/2 coupon

American Beauty Pasta, 12 – 16 oz – $1 Includes: Select varieties

Essential Everyday Cheese, 6 – 8 oz – $1.69 With in ad coupon, Limit 8

Chicken Club Wraps (Eating Well)

Chicken Breasts, per lb – $1.79 Must buy 3 lbs or more, Available only in the Butcher’s Block. Less than 3 lbs sold at $2.49/lb.

Tomatoes, per lb – $1.99

Avocados, ea – $2

Farmer John Bacon, 12 oz – $3.99
Buy Farmer John Bacon, Get Reser’s Hash Browns FREE Includes: Select varieties
– $0.75/1 Farmer John Bacon Product – 11-23-14 SS – (exp. 01/23/15)
Final Price: $3.24

Lettuce, bunch – $1.39

Carlita Flour Tortillas, 19.2 oz – B1G1

Chicken Salad with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato (All Recipes)

Chicken Breasts, per lb – $1.79 Must buy 3 lbs or more, Available only in the Butcher’s Block. Less than 3 lbs sold at $2.49/lb.

Tomatoes, per lb – $1.99

Avocados, ea – $2

Farmer John Bacon, 12 oz – $3.99
Buy Farmer John Bacon, Get Reser’s Hash Browns FREE Includes: Select varieties
– $0.75/1 Farmer John Bacon Product – 11-23-14 SS – (exp. 01/23/15)

Final Price: $3.24

Lettuce, bunch – $1.39

Slow-Cooker-Pork-Shoulder-Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches (Queen Bee Coupons)

Pork Shoulder Roast, per lb – $2.59

Lemon Pepper Cod (All Recipes)

Cod Fillet, per lb – $2.99

Lemons, ea – $0.99

Country Chicken Casserole (All Recipes)

Chicken Breasts, per lb – $1.79 Must buy 3 lbs or more, Available only in the Butcher’s Block. Less than 3 lbs sold at $2.49/lb.

Essential Everyday Frozen Potatoes, 19 – 32 oz – $2.49 Includes: Fries, Potato Rounds or Hash Browns
– $1.00/1 Essential Everyday French Fries, Tater Tots, or Hashbrowns; DND – (exp. 02/04/15)
Final Price: $0.49 wyb 5 participating items

Shoppers Value Milk, 1 gal – $2.50 With in ad coupon, Limit 2

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QFC

Slow Cooker Country Style Pork Ribs (Queen Bee Coupons)

Pork, Ribs, Country Style, per lb – $2.99

Turkey Mostaccioli (Taste of Home)

Simple Truth Organic Pasta, 16 oz – $2

Turkey, Ground, Foster Farms, 20 oz – $2.99

Darigold Cottage Cheese, 16 oz – $1.66

Kroger brand Cheese, 32 oz – $6.99

Boneless Pork Loin Roast with Herbed Pepper Rub (All Recipes)

Pork, Tenderloin, Boneless, per lb – $2.99

Quinoa, Kale, and Avocado Salad (Food and Wine)

Simple Truth Organic Quinoa, 10 oz – $3.79

Greens, Kale, ea – $2

Avocados, Hass, Medium, ea – $0.99

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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  1. On Saturday, my local Target had a few whole chickens (reg. price of $4.99) with $3 off tags on them = $1.99! (for a 3 1/2 pound bird)
    I froze 2 whole (after re-packaging) and cut one into pieces and baked them (shake in flour/salt/pepper)
    We had chicken with mashed potatoes and peas one night and chicken with homemade coleslaw and homemade baked beans last night.
    Leftovers for lunch today.

    I know you are a QFC fan like me…I really SCORED yesterday! My local QFC has 3 full baskets of Markdowns in the back of the store by produce.
    I got: 4 bags of McCafe coffee- marked $2.99 – there are $1/1 peelies on them! = $1.99 (sell by date of Oct. 2015)
    I bought the Dark Roast- they have light roast, too.
    1 1/2 lb. block of chocolate bark – .89 (sell by date of Sept. 5- 2016)
    4 packs of Ocean Spray 12-oz. bottles- .99 (sell by date of March 19, 2015)
    V8 Fusion 6-pack 8 oz. cans – $1.59 – Used .50/1 coupons from last week = $1.09 (sell by date of March 30, 2015)
    Progresso Light Beef Pot Roast soup- .35!! – Used some .50/2 coupons = .10 each 🙂 (sell by date of Aug. 12 – 2016)
    They also have the McCafe K-cups for $2.99 with the $1/1 peelies. I don’t have a Keurig so wasn’t interested. They had quite a few of those!!
    And one whole cart full of bags of charcoal briquets for $1.99

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