Have I mentioned I’m a huge fan of couponing?

I love the adrenaline rush of getting more bang for my buck – whether it’s a Groupon deal or a Target run. This past weekend it was a Harris Teeter grocery store trip.

First, I looked online to see what kind of deals were going on. Buy one get one Pork Chops? 4 for 5 dollar strawberries? Harris Teeter taco night meal deal*?! Yes please! I spent some time looking over their ad to see what was on sale and what would be good for our weeknight dinners.

Step 2: Create a dinner plan. To keep from buying out the entire store, I laid out what we were going to have for dinner each day this week. It looked a little something like this:

Monday: Plans to eat out

Tuesday: Pork chops, broccoli, and potatoes

Wednesday: Grilled cheese and tomato soup (leftover materials from last week!)

Thursday: Tacos and beef stuffed peppers

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: Burgers on the grill, salads, and some form of veggie

Sunday: Date night out

Step 3: I went through each night and determined what we would need to prepare each meal. I then went through our Sunday paper to pull out any coupons that would be helpful.

Remember, Harris Teeter doubles all coupons up to 99 cents! For this reason we might have gotten a few too many frozen food items… but hey, if it doesn’t expire anytime soon, frozen dinners are wonderful to have on hand for busy evenings.

We had a lot of basics to stock up on – cheese, milk, sugar, EVOO… so many things that we normally had on hand needed stocking up, making our total a little high. Between coupons and Harris Teeter specials, we saved over $55.00, with our grand total being a little over $120.00. Compared to eating out, I’d say this was a bargain

Let me know your tips on couponing below!

Later y’all



*Harris Teeter meal deal – each week, HT has a “meal deal”. There are 4-6 items you get at a much discounted rate compared to buying the individual items.

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