Coupon clipping

Stores are offering sales for Independence Day. Most of the food you will see on sale is for outside cooking and grilling. This week you will see specialty meats on sale at most stores including ribeye steaks and St. Louis-style pork ribs.

Additionally, you will see the typical meats such as chicken legs and breasts, pork tenderloins and ground beef at a reduced price.

This week, several stores have great prices on ice cream, and it is a good time to stock up for the holiday. When purchasing ice cream at stock-up prices, make plans to use a cooler and dry ice to keep your ice cream frozen.

Packing your frozen foods so they arrive in perfect condition is simple.

First, wrap the dry ice with newspapers or with several brown paper bags and then place the dry ice in the bottom of the cooler. Special note — always use a towel or gloves when handling dry ice.

Using dry ice instead of regular wet ice will prevent a leaking mess. Dry ice at grocery stores is priced around $2.99 per pound, and one pound is sufficient for transportation of frozen foods. Special note — not all grocery stores sell dry ice. Double check before making plans to transport frozen items.

Remember, as you save money with couponing, make sure you take advantage of your savings with the 52-week money-saving plan. This is the 26th week of the year.

Place $26 into your savings program. This would leave a new savings balance of $351 toward your year-end goal of $1,378.

CVS

Tide Pods $4.94 Proctor & Gamble $2. Final Price: $2.94.

Tic Tac mints or Gum 88 cents smart Source 04-08 50 cents. Final Price: 38 cents.

Walgreens

Walgreens Hydrogen Peroxide buy one get one 50 percent off. Final Price: $1.04 each. Then receive 3,000 balance Rewards points equals $3 in store rewards.

Benadryl Itch Relief Stick buy one get one 50 percent off. Final Price: $2.62 each. Then receive 3,000 balance Rewards points equals $3 store rewards.

Walgreens Smart Grip Toothbrush $1.99 buy two. Then receive 2,000 balance rewards points equals $2 store rewards

Nice Light Brown Sugar $1.29 store coupon $1. Final Price: 29 cents.

Puffs Tissue 99 cents Proctor & Gamble 25 cents. Final Price: 74 cents.

OxiClean Detergent $2.99 smart Source 06-24 $2. Final Price: 99 cents

Trolli Candy 99 cents. After purchase receive 99 cent store reward.

Black Forest Gummy Candies $1.99 after purchase receive $1.99 cent store reward. Cannot use reward to roll onto this deal again.

Splenda $5/2 smart Source 05-24 $1. Final Price: $1.50 each.

ALDI

Corn 25 cents each

Happy Farm Cheese Block $1.69

Kirkwood Family Pack Chicken drumsticks 99 cents pound

Kroger

Mayfield Ice Cream $1.99 RMN 05-20 $1. Final Price: 99 cents

Hellmann Mayonnaise $2.99 RMN 06-24 $1. Final Price: $1.99.

Turkey Hill Ice Cream $5/2 RMN 06-17 $1. Final Price: $1.50.

Food City

Ground chuck $2.99 pound

Chicken breasts 99 cents pound

Vidalia Sweet Onions 99 cents pound

Three day clip and save event sale use store coupons from sale ad.

Nabisco Snack Crackers event price $1.79 Final Price: $1.42 each

Food Lion

Turkey Hill Ice Cream $5/2 RMN 06-17 $1. Final Price: $1.50

Pepsi Products 12-pack cans $2.50.

St. Louis-style pork ribs $1.79 pound.

Hildred Lewis is a bargain hunter and purchaser. Visit her online at www.facebook.com/hildredcoupons.easily.

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