Friday, June 25, 2010

Fridays Frugal Finds June 25

Please excuse the strange spacing in this post. I have fixed it several times and it still is not right.
Guess how much I paid for everything in the first 2 pictures? $3 for 17 organic items!!! I bought everything from Green Acres, our local health food store. I am hoping that I am able to give you some ideas as to how you can do the same thing with whatever store you have in your town. You don't have to shop at the same place I do to find great deals. I think I will do a couponing tutorial for Mondays transition to healthy eating post. If anyone lives locally I would love to go shopping with you.
Here is how I managed these incredible finds...
Tops photo-
4 dozen Organic Valley eggs $.99
- Two $2/2 Organic Valley Items
Non-Hemoginized Milk $1.99
2nd Photo-
5 Organic Valley Milks $.99
1 Organic Valley OJ $1.99
- Three $2/2 Organic Valley Coupons
Total $.99
6 Steaz Teas all FREE
Used two get 3 Steaz Teas Free when you buy 2 Terra Chips (see picture below)
4 Bags Terra Chips $1.99
- Four $1/1 Peelies
Total $.99 Each
I also found the peelies for the free teas attached to these bags of chips.

Dillons Trip #1
Breyers Ice Cream $3.15 (I promised my kids snow cones, but the snow cone place was closed)
4 R.W. Knudsen Very Veggie $3.49 each
-BOGO sale
- Four $.75/1 coupons doubled
Total $.75 each
1/2 Pound turkey for lunches
1 can Kroger pineapple marked down to $.49

Dillons Trip #2 (I had to go back later the kids were fussy the first time)
15 Cartons Raspberries $1 each. For making jam and freezing for smoothies
2 Avocados $.88 each
Baby Spinach $2.89
2 Barbara's Cereal Marked down to $1.49 each
Poise Pads
- FREE coupon
- $4/$20 Produce coupon
Total Spent around $20
I also had a couple of other small trips to Aldis and Dillons later in the week. When I am able to get home I will check totals for sure. I still have to make a trip up to the hospital today. My Aunt is having open heart surgery so things are a bit behind today.
Please leave a comment with your link to any great deals you found this week. I really am planning to get linking ability set up, but time has not permitted today. Thanks for understanding.


  1. Wow, Lori! Impressive!

  2. That's fantastic. I need to check out our local health food stores. I wish we had Dillon's/Krogers. We did have Krogers all over the place like 10 years ago, but for some reason they all sold out or shut down. No stores in my town will double coupons either. I live in a very anti-coupon area lol.

  3. That's so awesome! I love it when I find things marked down at my local health food stores. It's always so awesome to get "real" food for cheap!

  4. The local health food stores near me need to start having some clearance items like this...awesome finds Lorrie!

  5. You had some great finds. I wish my local natural food store(s) would mark merchandise down, as they would see me more often. The nearest natural foods store to me is very overpriced. It does have some okay sales on a few select items at any given time, but things are never marked down--at least not that I've ever seen.

  6. Wow! You did an awesome job there! We are not as fortunate to have any health food stores in our area. We are extremely limited to what our grocery stores even carry-- and I usually make a trip out of town to go to Kroger. I am curious though, what will you do with all the milk? I've heard that people freeze it, then just let it thaw when they need it. I've never had much success with freezing milk though. Just wondering about that. Loving your site, it's very hopeful for me even though I have to go out of town to get deals that great- I still do it at least every other week.

  7. Cool, great finds! I know I couldn't live without my Dillons, they have so many great deals and I love their markdowns!

  8. Wow, what a great job. I don't really shop at health food stores, but I think I may give it a try. Thanks for posting.

  9. Can i just say wow?! I am very impressed. It goes to show that it is possible to live on a budget and eat organic! :)

  10. very jealous...our local health food store that I go to has never had markdowns like that, at least not on days I have been there....would LOVE to find deals like that!! How awesome for you!

  11. I love Terra Chips but I haven't found them for less than $4 a bag! Great Deals!!

  12. keensensefortheobvious,

    Yes, I do freeze the milk. This seems to work well for us. I just leave it in the sink to thaw over night and it is usually ready by morning.