Last week I talked about how menu planning can really help with your budget. I found a great article today that talks about six ingredients that can really help stretch your food budget. In addition, the article gives you some recipes to give you some variety in using them. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

”Stock your kitchen with these six money-saving ingredients and you'll always have great meals on your table and green in your wallet. From grains and beans to eggs and potatoes -- we'll show you how to put budget-friendly foods to delicious use.”

Please click here to continue reading this article by Michele Borboa, MS from ChefMom. Watch for the links to recipes shown under each ingredient.

These are great items to stock up on when they go on sale.  Or, perhaps it would even be worth driving a bit further than normal for better pricing if you could stock up on a month’s supply.

Now for some other good stuff!

All You Magazine March 2012 Coupon List – True Couponing has been kind enough to provide a list of coupons that are in Walmart’s All You Magazine for March.  You can check it out here  to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for $1.66 per issue here.  However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has fewer coupons than the newsstand version.

Walmart Deals – If you’re a Walmart shopper, I highly recommend checking out for the best deals.

For local calendar events:

For Delray Beach, click here.

For Boynton Beach, click here.

For Boca Raton, click here.

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods:  Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons

Publix Greenwise:  Click here for their weekly ads.

**For a special coupon booklet from Publix, please sign up for it at Stocking Spree.**

Many thanks to for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” list for 3/8-3/14/2012, please click here.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 3/8-3/14/2012, please click here

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