Enchiladas

  • 2 chicken enchiladas
  • vegetarian black beans
  • saffron yellow or brown rice
  • 12 oz. glass of soda

Full-price cost:

Bargain cost:

Smart-shopping cost: $1.81

This is a good example of Smart Shopping vs. Bargain prices. Publix sells Old El Paso dinner kits for $3.15 each. I waited until they were on BOGO, getting them for $1.58 each. PUBLIX ran an Old El Paso digital coupon for $1 off the purchase of three OEP products. I then used a Kroger 75¢ coupon for a final cost of 99¢ per dinner kit. I also bought Bush’s vegetarian black beans for 24¢ a can (99¢ sale + a 75¢ Bush coupon). I got a 2-liter bottle of soda for 37.5¢ (Publix 75¢ store brand on BOGO). A bag of Kroger brand chicken breasts is $7.99. I waited until they went on sale for $5.99 (about once every 4-5 weeks), then used a $1.40 digital coupon and a $1.50 paper coupon they sent me for a total cost of approximately $3 for the $8 bag of chicken.

33¢ – tortillas, seasoning mix and picante sauce

60¢ – chicken

40¢ – veggies

20¢ – yellow saffron rice

15¢ – cheese

6¢ – black beans

7¢ – 12 oz. glass of soda

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