Can You Make a Well Balanced Meal for .33 a Serving? Of Course You Can!
I hear over and over how you can’t coupon and eat well-balanced meals. I love Shaws for their Managers Special Meat Markdowns and scored big the other day. I was able to pick up (6) packages of Perdue Chicken Drumsticks for .45 (total) and (2) packages of Perdue Chicken Thighs for $1.18 (total). Let me tell you about my quick and easy .33 a serving Chicken Dinner and then I’ll break down my chicken score.
Pkg Chicken Drumsticks .08 = approx .03 per serving
Can of Everyday Essentials Corn (from my stockpile) .17 = approx .08 per serving
Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes (Shaws last week $2.50 -.75 coupon doubled) $1.00 = .20 per serving
BBQ Sauce (from my stockpile) .25 = approx .02 per serving
Bottle of Figi Water (Shaws currently $1.00 -.50 coupon doubled) = free
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and then coat the chicken with BBQ sauce. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered until done. Serve with corn, mashed potatoes and a bottle of water.
Here is the deal on the chicken
Perdue Chicken is B1G1 Free this week at Shaws. I was able to find several packages with managers special $3 coupons on them. I looked for packages as close to $6 as I could find. I was able to find 6 packages. The 3 cheapest were free as part of the sale and I “paid” for the other 3. The great thing about the managers special coupons is that you can use them on your free item. I was able to use both $3 coupons making my savings $6 for every 2 packages. The end result was .45 for all 6 packages. I had another nice chicken score earlier in the week too. Meat markdowns can sometimes be hit or miss but the key to this just like any other successful couponing trip is to stock up when the price is the lowest.