Healthier lifestyle – produce and seafood shopping at Schnucks

healthy lifestyle So here we are. 3 full days into my new low carb lifestyle. So far Im doing well with it.  I am following what my doctor determined to be my carb limit per day. I have had a few issues but nothing that was unexpected. Like any new eating plan your body has to change with you . This will take a bit. I  mean lets be real here. I was eating a CRAP TON of carbs everyday…and now I am not. Yeah my body isnt sure what to do LOL. I equate it to my quitting smoking. You have to get used to life with out it. My body had so much in it from smoking. And then I took it away. Hello headaches and cravings.  But with everyday things got easier and this will be no different I am sure :)

One question readers had was about couponing. Lets be honest. There are not a lot of coupons for produce or meat – things on a low carb meal plan.  So how am I saving?

Lets look at what I got today at Schnucks:

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Today at Schnucks I got:

  • 2 and a little pounds of apples ( yep organic Don :) ) $5.13 Yes I can do better on this price BUT….I have had Granny Smith apples from several stores. I just threw out some from a different store. Even my daughter noticed they were “yucky” I never ever go wrong with Schnucks apples. I will pay for them to be awesome, fresh and organic
  • Mushrooms $1.501
  • Lemon $0.69
  • Blue Cheese $2.82 ( it is Treasure Cave and we do occasionally get a coupon for this. Also I am thinking I could do better on the price…but I was here so no biggie. )
  • Cottage Cheese $2.99 ( I have tried other brands and this is one I liked but it also had the least carbs)
  • Shrimp $3.87 ( these go on sale for $1 per skewer often)
  • Markdown Cod $3.31
  • Nostimo Greek Plain Yogurt $0.89
  • Chobani Plain Greek 4/$5 so $1.25

On the yogurt. Plain variety cuts carbs by at least 4. I have not had the plain. I wanted to try a couple brands to see what I like. By far these have the least carbs of any I have found anywhere ( not all stores carry plain). If I like Chobani we do get coupons for that. So I will probably like the other better :)

  • Simply Seafood Tilapia and also a salmon $1.49 each so $2.98 In future purchases I will purchase these fresh. I have not had Tipalia or salmon so these were a nice size to try
  • Spinach $2.59 I have had other brands and I continuously come back to Dole. Dole seems to be the freshest. Other brands have gotten gross, never tasted fresh etc. Again on sale or not I will stick with Dole brand here

Total today: $28.02

Wait what??? Ok lets look at this. Organic apples, non sale spinach, non sale blue cheese etc.

So where am I saving?

First…my usual routine would be my good friends at Starbucks or Megs.  I have not had Starbucks/Megs this week. $5 is give or take per day = I just paid for these groceries :)

Second… I have had apples, spinach and cottage cheese this week from another store. The cottage cheese was a brand I had never had before. Ok I can write that off. But the apples and spinach were HORRIBLE. I threw them out. Money in the garbage. When my 7 year old comes home from school and says, “Mom, I didn’t eat my apples at lunch because they tasted old” that is saying something. I headed back to Schnucks today because I know what I am getting with their apples, cottage cheese and spinach. I prefer to pay for food I will actually eat.  Now maybe the other items I threw out were just a bad batch. Maybe. I dont really know.  But none the less they went into the garbage.

So here is the thing for me…

As I am working through this journey I am thinking about where my money would go before and where it is going now. Yep I spent $28 today. I am completely ok with that. I have healthy low carb food which is what I need.  Low carb eating and shopping is a completely different way to eat. As I get used to what I am doing I will get used to shopping and watching sales will be different because I will know what to look for :) As I transition away from high carb food and yes even many coupons my fridge and pantry will look different.  I will look at sale ad differently. And yes I will actually shop more – since produce only lasts so long.

But the thing is this…Take gas for your car. You have top have gas if you are going to drive. You are at the mercy of the gas station. Yes you can use fuel rewards to save a little – and those are tied to shopping – but if gas is $3 per gallon then it is $3. And you fill up your car and cut the budget somewhere else.

Nope we do not get coupons very often for produce and meat. We do sometimes get offers on Checkout 51 here for produce. You can redeem those offers from any store. Other than that I will adjust my budget as needed once I get the hang of this type of shopping.

Because the bottom line is, there is no use in saving if I am not here to save :) My health and the role model I am for my kids has no price. Period.

 

 

 

 


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Kraft Dressing net $0.75 each at Schnucks

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This week Schnucks has a deal going on Kraft items. Buy 4 get a $3 coupon good on your next shopping trip. Buy 3 get a $2 coupon and buy 2 get a $1 coupon good on your next trip.

We have a good deal on Kraft Dressing which is 2/$4. You could do this:
Buy 4 Kraft Dressing 2/$4 so $8
Use 2 $1/2 coupons here
Pay $6
Get a coupon for $3 off your next shopping trip for a net cost of just $3 for 4 dressing or net $0.75 each!

YOu could also buy 2 dressing $4 Use a $1/2 coupon here. Pay 3 and get a $1  coupon good on your next order for a net cost of just $1.


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Schnucks Feb 25 – March 3

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Here is your match up for Schnucks Feb 25- March 3, 2015.   In the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area the Rockford/Roscoe, DeKalb and Janesville stores  double coupons everyday up to a face value of $0.55. Coupons  $0.56 and over will be redeemed at face value. 3 like coupons per transaction. Other areas please check with your local store regarding doubling. You can read the coupon policy here. You can locate a store near you here. I work off of the Rockford IL ad so make sure to check your local ad for specifics as sales and prices do vary by region. Please note that Rockford area ads now DO vary. Some items are listed in one ad and not another so please let me know if you see something I may have missed!

Get tips on How to Shop Schnucks here

Top deals:

  • FREE half gallon milk wyb 3 Oreos $2.99 each  $0.75/2 Oreos in 2/1 SS
  • Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt $0.88
  • Schnucks whole white mushrooms 2/$3
  • 5 lb bag russet potatoes 2/$3
  • Roma Tomatoes 10/$10
  • Grimmway Baby Carrots 10/$10
  • Yellow Onions 10/$10
  • California Celery 10/$10
  • Banquet Pot Pies $0.77
  • Quaker Cereal or Chewy Bars 3/$5
  • Charmin Basic Bath tissue 12 roll $3.99 $0.40/1 coupon here which will double to $0.80 making this $3.19, $0.25/1 in 1/25 PG that will double to $0.50 or $0.75/2 or $1.50/3 in 1/25 PG
  • Chicken of teh Sea Tuna $0.79
  • Bumble Bee tuna in a pouch 10/$10
  • PET Evaporated milk 10/$10
  • Schnucks side dishes $0.88
  • Schnucks canned vegetables $0.68
  • Xtra Detergent 50 loads 2/$4  $1/2 coupon here or the same from 2/22 SS
  • Skintimate or Edge Shave Gel $2.99 $1/1 Edge in 2/8 SS $1/1 Skintimate in 2/22 SS
  • Old Orchard 100% Juice Blends 2/$3  $0.50/1 coupon here which will double to $1 making these just $0.50 or also a $1/2  here
  • Cole Mini Garlic Bread 10/$10
  • Birds Eye Vegetables 4/$5
  • California Seedless Navel Oranges 3/$1
  • Asparagus 2 lbs for $5
  • Schnucks Signature Bratwurst $2.69 lb

Buy 4 get a $3 coupon good on your next shopping trip, Buy 3 get a $2 and buy 2 get a $1 coupon good on your next shopping trip on the following items:

  • Kraft Barbecue Sauce 4/$5
  • Velvetta 2 lb $6.99 $0.55/1 in 1/18 SS which will double to $1.10
  • Kraft Cheese $2.49
  • Kraft String Cheee $3.99 $1/2 12 ct or larger  in 2/8 SS
  • Kraft Dressing 2/$4 $1/2 coupon here
  • Maxwell House Coffee  $2.99
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats 2/$7
  • Oscar Mayer Fun Pack Luchables 3/$8

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Schnucks deals

schnucks logoI stopped into Schnucks Roscoe today where I picked up my Beloit Daily News.  I also picked up some 2/$1 grapefruit , a  bag of Dole Spinach for $2 and 2 Schnucks Shredded Cheese for $1.49 each. Sorry its kind of a boring trip so I didnt take a picture. :) If you want grapefruit heads up that there are large ones 10/$10. I got the smaller ones 2/$1.

I also found a few other deals in store for you:

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3 ct Ivory on sale 10/$10 Use the $0.35/1 in 1/25 PG Which will double to $0.70 making this just $0.30 or use the $0.25/1 coupon here which will double to $0.50 making it just $0.50.

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Gillette Shave Gel on sale 2/$4. Use the $1/1 Gillette Shave Gel from 2/8 RP making this just $1

 

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Smaller boxes of Minute Rice 2/$3 Use the $0.50/1 in 2/1 SS which will double to $1 making this just $0.50

 

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And to go along with that rice we have several Kikkoman products 2/$3 and 2/$4 Use the $0.55/1 Kikkoman product coupon here making these as low as $0.40!

 

See more Schnucks deals here

 


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Seattle’s Best bagged coffee as low as $3.49 at Schnucks

schnucks logoschnucks seattles bestThis week Schnucks has Seattle’s Best coffee 12 oz bag for just $4.99. We had a $1.50/1 coupon in 2/1 SS which will make this just $3.49 . If you don’t have that coupon or need more coffee then you can also use the new $1/1 coupon here or  below making this just $3.99

$1.00 off (1) Seattle's Best Coffee bag

 

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Carefree Pantiliners FREE at Schnucks

schnucks logoschnucks carefreeNow through Tues Feb 24, Schnucks has the 20-22 ct Carefree Pantiliners on sale 10/$10

$0.50 off any one (1) Carefree ProductThis $0.50/1 Carefree Product coupon does NOT have any size restriction so use it. The coupon will double to $1 making these pantiliners FREE after coupon!

Note that the Carefree coupon in 2/8 SS will not work as it is on 36 ct or larger.


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Schnucks Feb 18-24

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Here is your match up for Schnucks Feb 18-24, 2015.   In the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area the Rockford/Roscoe, DeKalb and Janesville stores  double coupons everyday up to a face value of $0.55. Coupons  $0.56 and over will be redeemed at face value. 3 like coupons per transaction. Other areas please check with your local store regarding doubling. You can read the coupon policy here. You can locate a store near you here. I work off of the Rockford IL ad so make sure to check your local ad for specifics as sales and prices do vary by region. Please note that Rockford area ads now DO vary. Some items are listed in one ad and not another so please let me know if you see something I may have missed!

Get tips on How to Shop Schnucks here

Top deals:

  • Sweet Yellow onions $0.99 lb
  • 10 lb bag russet potatoes $2.99
  • Dole Salad Blends including spinach 2/$4
  • Schnucks Sliced bacon $2.99
  • Schucks Chips 2/$3
  • Pepsi 24 pack $5.99
  • Schnucks Apple Juice $0.99
  • Bumble Bee Tuna $0.59
  • Kraft Tartar Sauce 10/$10
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/$5 Use the $0.75/2 in 2/15 RP
  • Schnucks Macaroni and Cheese 2/$1
  • Campbells Skillet, Oven or Slow Cooker Sauces 2/$4  $1/2 in 1/11 SS, printable $0.50/1 coupon here which will double to $1
  • Motts Applesauce 2/$5 Use the $1/1 in 1/11 SS or printable $1/1 (NLA)
  • Yoplait Greek Yogurt 10/$10 $1/5 coupon here or $1/5 in 1/4 SS
  • Nabisco Chips AHoy Cookies or Snack Crackers 2/$5 Use the $0.75/2 in 1/18 SS
  • Seattles Best Coffee 12 oz $4.99 Use the $1.50/1 in 2/1 SS
  • Arm & Hammer Detergent $3.99 35-50 loads Use the $2/2 coupon here or the same from 2/8 SS
  • Buy Top Care All Day Allergy 30 ct get Top Care Tussin DM FREE
  • Carefree pantiliners 10/$10  Use the $0.50/1 coupon here which will double to $1 making these free (note the Carefree coupon in 2/8 will not work as that coupon specifies 36  ct or larger)
  • Luvs Big Pack $16.99 Use the $0.50/1 here which will double to $1 or $1/1 or $1/2 from 1/25 PG
  • Buy 3 lb bag  Fishes Swai Nuggets $5.99 or 2 lb bag All Natural Swai Filles $9.98 and get Schnucks Fish Breading free
  • Fresh Green peppers $0.79
  • Bi Color Sweet Corn 2/$1
  • Whole Pineapple 2/$3
  • Schnucks Shredded Cheese $1.49
  • 3 Day Cheese Event Fri – Sunday and cheese sampling Saturday 11-3

 


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Schnucks Feb 11-17

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Here is your match up for Schnucks Feb 11-17, 2015.   In the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area the Rockford/Roscoe, DeKalb and Janesville stores  double coupons everyday up to a face value of $0.55. Coupons  $0.56 and over will be redeemed at face value. 3 like coupons per transaction. Other areas please check with your local store regarding doubling. You can read the coupon policy here. You can locate a store near you here. I work off of the Rockford IL ad so make sure to check your local ad for specifics as sales and prices do vary by region. Please note that Rockford area ads now DO vary. Some items are listed in one ad and not another so please let me know if you see something I may have missed!

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Top deals:

$5 meat Sale.Pick any 3 packages of meat or seafood with an Orange dot on it and get them for $5 each. INcluded are:

  • USDA Choice Certified Angus Beef Fresh Boneless Shoulder steaks
  • Meat Masters Ground Chuck
  • Just Bare Chicken ( boneless skinless filets or tenders)
  • Pride of the Farm Fresh Boneless Pork Sirloin Roast
  • Pride of the Farm Fresh Pork Loin Boneless country style ribs
  • Schnucks Signature Fresh Ground Sausage
  • Pride of the Farm Fresh Assorted Boneless pork chops
  • Pride of the Farm center cut boneless pork chops
  • Pride of the Farm Pork Cube Steaks
  • Farmland Sliced Bacon Use the $0.75/1 in 1/25 SS
  • Tyson Family Pack Breaded Chicken
  • Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Bar Smoked Sausage
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats
  • Bar S Classic Corn Dogs
  • Docksides Classic lobster or crab cakes
  • Matlaw Stuffed Clams
  • Simply Seafood Fish Filets

Other deals:

  • Healthy Life Bread $1.79 Use the $0.50/1 in 1/4 RP which will double to $1 making these just $0.79
  • Nutella $2.99 use the $2/1 in 2/1 SS making this just $0.99
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 2/$4 Use the $0.50/2 here which will double to $1 or the same from 1/4 SS which will also double to $1 making these 2/$3
  • Save $1.50 instantly wyb 3 Kelloggs Cereals  ( Corn Pops, Froot Loops. Apple Jacks,Frosted Flakes, COcoa Krispies, Cinnabon or Rice Krispies) $1.67 after instant savings, Kelloggs Pop Tarts or Rice Krispie Treats or Cheez Its also $1.67 after instant savings. $0.50/1 Froot Loops coupon here which will double to $1,  There is a $0.40/1 Pop Tarts coupon here which will double to $0.80,  if you have 850 points in your Kelloggs Family Rewards account you can print $1/1 Cheez Its, $1/1 Pop Tarts and $1/1 Kelloggs Cereals coupons. $1/3 Pop Tarts from 1/3 RP, $0.50/1 Gone Nutty Pop Tarts in 2/1 RP if included, $1/3 Kelloggs Cereals from 1/11 RP
  • FREE Huggies Wipes Refill 56-64 ct wyb 1 Huggies Big pack $18.99
  • FREE Smart Water wyb any Core Power Protein Shake $2.99
  • Buy a Pasta Bowl and 2 Pasta Plates and get a FREE Schnucks Pasta, Schnucks Pasta Sauce and Schnucks Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • POM Juice Buy 1 get 1 free $0.50/1 POM in 2/8 SS which will double to $1( reminder you cannot use a coupon on the free item)
  • Jif or Smuckers Jam$2 each wyb 2
  • Russet potatoes $0.49 lb
  • Asparagus $1.99 lb
  • Crimson Queen Tomatoes $0.99 lb
  • Schnucks Sugar $1.59
  • Doritos Buy 1 get 1 FREE
  • Save $5 off whole roasted chicken when you buy 10 Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides 10/$10 Use 3 ( reminder limit 3 like coupons per transaction) $0.50/2 Knorr from 1/25 RP which will double to $1. That makes this deal 10 Knorr for $7 plus $5 off whole Roasted Chicken
  • Schnucks Canned tomatoes 10/$6
  • Starkist Tuna $0.59
  • FREE La Choy Soy Sauce and Schnucks Rice wyb PF Chang Meals for 2 $5.99
  • Stouffers Entrees 4/$10 Use the $1/2 in 1/25 RP
  • Smart Ones 5/$10 $10 back from Savingstar wyb $40 of Smart Ones
  • One Dozen Rose bouquet $19.99
  • Dipped Strawberries Regular  1 ct $1.99, 4 ct $5.99, 8 ct $10.99 Gourmet 1 ct $2.49, 4 ct $8.99 and 8 ct $15.99

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Schnucks Feb 4-10

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Here is your match up for Schnucks Feb 4 – 10, 2015.   In the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area the Rockford/Roscoe, DeKalb and Janesville stores  double coupons everyday up to a face value of $0.55. Coupons  $0.56 and over will be redeemed at face value. 3 like coupons per transaction. Other areas please check with your local store regarding doubling. You can read the coupon policy here. You can locate a store near you here. I work off of the Rockford IL ad so make sure to check your local ad for specifics as sales and prices do vary by region. Please note that Rockford area ads now DO vary. Some items are listed in one ad and not another so please let me know if you see something I may have missed!

Get tips on How to Shop Schnucks here

Top deals:

The 10 for $10 get the 11th FREE Sale is back again.

People many times have questions on how to work this sale.

The basics are this:

Look for yellow signs in store that say an item is 10/$10. Note that items marked $1  are NOT included in the 10 for $10 get the 11th free sale. Yes they are all $1 -but only the 10 for $10 marked items will count if you want an 11th free.  If you aren’t sure just ask in store. They are always willing to help you out :)

You CANNOT use a coupon on your free 11th item. So when you are planning your trip and using coupons when you have 11 items make sure that one of them is NOT attached to a coupon. I like that 11th item to be things which we do not have a coupon.

You CAN do a 10 for $10 get the 11th free more than once in a transaction.Just make sure you buy in multiples of 11 and that you have items that are not covered by a coupon.

Also reminder you can only use 3 like coupons per transaction at Schnucks.

So here is what is included in the ad. Make sure to check the store for more deals.

  • Navel Oranges
  • Healthy Choice Soups
  • Schnnucks Oyster Crackers
  • Michaelina’s Entrees
  • Pict Sweet Vegetables
  • Avocados
  • Yellow Onions
  • Justin’s All Natural Almond Butter
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • Fair Life Milk
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Marzetti Croutons
  • Schnucks Instant Oatmeal
  • Pillsbury Cake Mix
  • Entenmanns singles
  • 3 liter Schnucks Super Soad
  • Rice or pasta Roni
  • Simply SeafoodFish Filets Portions
  • Seawatch Breaded Clam Strips
  • Lloyds Singles. You may have gotten a printable$1/1 coupon ( NLA. I will let you know if it comes back) making these free after coupon
  • Regular Lunchables
  • Swiss Miss 10 ct Cocoa
  • Dial Liquid Soap
  • Bob Evans Biscuit or Croissant
  • Farmland Pork Sausage 10 oz  $0.75/1 Farmland Breakfast Sausage item from 1/25 SS
  • Creamette Pasta
  • Rinaldi Pasta Sauce
  • ChefBoyardee Pasta
  • Del Monte Vegetables
  • Del Monte Tomatoes
  • Hunt’s Ketchup
  • Schnucks Bread Crumbs
  • Act II Microwave Popcorn
  • Crunch N Munch
  • Dippin Sticks ( produce)
  • 3 ct Jif to Go
  • MarthaWhitesMuffin Mix
  • Polar Fruit
  • Theater Candy
  • Beech Nut on the go or Jar Baby Food $1/3 Beech Nut Pouches
  • Jumbo chicken leg
  • Kelloggs Special K Bar Singles
  • Power Crunch Protein Bars
  • Banquet Dinners
  • Snapps Snack Bites
  • Doritos Singles
  • Hunts Snack Pack  $0.45/3 from 1/11 SS
  • Schnucks Apple Juice
  • Scotties Tissues
  • Sparkle Paper Towels singles
  • Canine Carryouts $0.75/3 coupon here

Other deals:

  • Split Chicken Breasts $1.19 lb
  • Ken’s Dressing 2/$3 Use the $1/1, $1/2, $0.75/1 in 1/11 SS
  • Oreos 2/$5  $0.75/2 in  2/1 SS
  • 5 FREE Propel wyb 2Gatorade 2/$10
  • Get a $10 coupon good on your next shopping trip wyb 2 Pampers $24.99 $1.50/1 Swaddlers here, $1.50/1 Baby Dry here, $1.50/1 Cruisers here, B1 Pampers get a wipe free in 1/25 PG
  • Lean Cuisine 5/$10  $1/5 in 1/4 SS
  • Nabisco Nilla Wafers and Hershey Spread 2/$5 wyb both Nilla Wafters and Hershey Spread
  • Eckrich Smoked Sausage 2/$6 $1/1 in  1/25 RP

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