Monday, March 21, 2011

My Deals to Meals fixation

     Today I'm once again headed to Walmart to stock up on a few things.  Mainly boneless/skinless chicken breasts.  I love chicken.  I could eat it every night, but the family would complain.
      This week a local store has their 3lbs bag of b/s chicken breasts on sale for $3.99.  That is a huge savings from the $6.97 that I usually pay.  Walmart has that price matching policy so I can go there and I don't have to drive all over town.  I subscribe to a web site called "Deals to Meals."  It is really cool and I've been doing it for almost two years now.  I pay $4.95 a month and the girl that does the web site goes over all the ads weekly and posts what the best deals are.  She even does a weekly menu, wherein she takes the sale items and makes meals with them so you can feed your family at a fraction of the cost.  I don't follow her menu always because she likes things that I would never cook with like fresh ginger, not going there.  But I do use some of her recipes quite often, White Bean and Chicken Chili.  It is delicious.  The family loves it.  Another of our favs is Cheesy  Manicotti. The homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe is to die for and I can use my new mixer when I make them. Yippy.
     I am not a big fan of signing up for monthly things because I lose my enthusiasm and money goes to waste (don't bring up my gym membership in front of the hubby.  It's a sore subject.) However, I use this every single week and every week I save the monthly membership fee and then some. For example last week we bought a ton of small Yoplait yogurts, we eat them like crazy. I think in all we bought about 70 yogurts and we saved 11 cents on each one. That's a savings of $7.70 on only one item. This week we have already bought 9 bags of the b/s chicken breasts and saved $26.82 and I"m going back to get 25 more bags. That means a total savings of $101.32.  And that's just on the chicken.  I also buy sour cream like crazy and produce and soda and tons of other things when they are on sale and save big time. So I figure it is worth the $4.95 a month to save so much more.
     Deals to Meals is now in all of the western states from Texas to Washington from Montana to So. Cal. Check it out if you're interested in saving and trying some new meals.  Let me know what you think.  Just so you know I do not get a kick back. haha. I just wanted to share a money saving tip with my friends.  Facebook me or leave a comment if you are interested in the White Bean and Chili recipe, sooo good!
I know I'm obsessed.


  1. Did you check out that amazon cereal deal I sent you?

  2. I wish I had a freezer so I can stock up too. My freezer is already full...