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Another $1/1 Kraft cheese coupon and more!

Free Kraft cheese
Thanks to Mercedes for passing on the link to yet another $1/1 Kraft 2% Natural Cheese coupon. Go here to print yours.

In case you didn't print it already there's also a second coupon you can print–IE here or FireFox here. If you
live near a Meijer or Target store, you can stack these with the $1/2 Target coupon or the $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon to make for some very inexpensive cheese!

More printable coupons:

$2/1 Huggies coupon–this would be great to use with the Kroger Huggies deal! (If that link won't print for you, go here and click on "Savings Central".)

$6/1 Pork with additional purchase

$2/1 Hawaiian Tropic coupon (Thanks, Marion!)

$1/1 Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce (Thanks, Honey!)

Free-after-rebate Alouette Baby Brie Wedge

Command Hook coupons (Thanks, Kelli!)

Guest Post: My Journey Towards Cutting Our Grocery Budget

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Guest Post by Jessie from VanderbuiltWife.com

Not too many months ago, I was spending $80 to $100 a week on groceries. For two people. I knew that wasn't quite right, that I didn’t need to spend so much; yet, how would I get to cook the things I wanted if I tried to pinch pennies? Wouldn’t we end up eating macaroni and cheese and cereal for every meal?

I read many blogs on saving money and using coupons, but I could not get it to click in my head very well. I thrived on trying new recipes, exciting and exotic meals from the pages of Cooking Light and Southern Living. I planned my meals, made out a list of ingredients I needed, and zipped off to the store each week.

Then, in October, I had my first child. Suddenly the cost of daycare, pediatrician visits, diapers, wipes, and other baby paraphernalia was eating at our loosely planned budget. In January, once I was back at work and more in the swing of things, I decided it was time to tackle my grocery spending. I thought surely the two of us could eat for $40 a week if I were more careful.

It’s not been nearly as difficult as I imagined. Mostly I just flipped around my way of doing things: instead of choosing meals and then making my list, I make the list and then choose meals. First, I cut out the coupons from that week’s circular that I might use at some point. I flip back through my coupon box to remind myself what I have. Then, I scour the ads of my two local grocery stores to find the great deals for the week, and match up items for which I have coupons.

After that, I use my list of items I can get for a steal to plan my menu. I’ve found that doing it this way, I can still make many meals from those magazines I love. Some of my recent favorites have been Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Swiss Chard, Pork Tenderloin with Shallot-Cider Sauce, and Grilled Chicken Burritos with Jalapeno Sauce. I use healthy, whole ingredients to make our dinners—with an occasional side of frozen veggies or Rice-a-Roni.

I never thought I would be the kind of person to go through the grocery store with a calculator, but I do now, every week. I get everything on my list, then use any extra money I have for the week for unadvertised deals, manager’s specials, or treats for my husband.

Some weeks I still groan at the idea of laboring through the coupons and ads; but truly, it is just an hour of my time each Sunday while the baby naps, and it saves a great deal of money. Some day I would like to stay home with my daughter, and having these habits now is great practice for the future, when I might be on an ever tighter budget!

Right now my $40 budget is just for the week’s groceries, but I hope as I get more and more used to it I’ll be able to squeeze my household items in there as well. And I desperately want to get over my fear of CVSing…anyone know where I could get some tips on that? 😉

Jessie is wife to Adam and mom to baby Libbie. She lives in Nashville, TN, where she works as an editor for a Christian publishing house. She blogs about trying to keep up her household while being a full-time working mom at VanderbiltWife.com.

New Cellfire and Smartsource coupons

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Cellfire just released a new set of e-Coupons. Be sure to go here and load them onto your card. They now have e-Coupons for Tom Thumb and Randall's grocery stores in addition to a host of Kroger-affiliated stores.

What I have found works best for e-Coupons is to just load all of them onto my card as they come out. I might not use all of them before they expire, but this guarantees that I won't miss any of the discounts because I forgot to load them onto my card. It's always a pleasant surprise for me at the checkout lane when e-Coupons come off–especially if I completely forgot I had loaded particular ones onto my card!

In other coupon news, SmartSource just released some new coupons including B1G1 Velveeta Shells and Cheese cups, $0.55/1 Dole salad blends, and $2.25/1 Ecotrin. The Ecotrin will be free after Register Rewards at Walgreens in a few weeks, so you'll want to print your coupon now if this is a product you'll use. Go here to print these coupons and more.

$1/1 Kraft cheese and $1.50/1 DiGiorno Flatbread Melts

Free Kraft cheese

Here are two hot printable coupons–print 'em before they are gone:

Print a coupon for $1/1 any Kraft 2% Natural Cheese Shreds or Blocks–IE here or FireFox here*. Use your browser's back button to print it twice per computer. If you live near a Meijer or Target store, you can stack these with the $1/2 Target coupon or the $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon to make for some very inexpensive cheese!

Get a coupon for $1.50/1 DiGiorno Flatbread Melts–IE here or FireFox here*. These are sometimes on sale for $2 or so at a number of stores which would make them $0.50 each after the coupon.

Thanks, Mercedes!

Note: Do you find it helpful if I post separate coupon links for IE and FireFox? Let me know as I'd be glad to start doing this if it makes it easier for you to print these.

All You magazine subscribers: Get an additional $12.50 in coupons

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Magazine stand copies of the June issue of All You will have an additional coupon booklet with them. These coupon booklets will not be sent out with regular mailed subscriptions but if you are an All You subscriber, you can get it for free. Here are the details on how to do so:

Send an email to subsvcs@allyou.customersvc.com and include in your e-mail:

1) Your account number, found on the mailing label just above your name and address. It is nine digits and is usually located between two asterisks, for example *123456789*

2)  Your name and address as it appears on the mailing label

3)  Your e-mail address

4)  A specific mention that you are looking for the “Coupon book from the June issue of All You.”

Thanks, Frances!