Your Weekly Menu

This is a suggested weekly menu for you and your family to follow during the week.
It utilizes the items bought during the Guru Shop of the Week as well as some other hot deals found on our site.
Remember, this is only a suggested menu. Please add fresh fruit and vegetables to make a well rounded dinner for your family.

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Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Kelloggs Cereal with Milk Chuncky Soup with Crackers Spaghetti Dinner, Fresh Salad, Bread
Kelloggs Cereal with Milk Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Chips Grilled Chicken Breast, Baked Potatoes
Kelloggs Cereal with Milk Chunky Soup with Crackers New York Steak with Baked Potatoes
Kelloggs Cereal with Milk Egg Salad Sandwiches with Chips Linquini Dinner, Fresh Salad, Bread,
Waffles, Sausage, Juice Chunky Soup with Crackers Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster - coupon 9/13-last page

Step One:

The Grocery Guru's program for dramatically cutting your grocery bill is based on buying what's on sale and adding store coupons to get the best possible deal. To make this savings program work with the greatest results, make sure you have 2 subscriptions to a Sunday newspaper. If you currently subscribe to Deseret News or The Salt Lake Tribune, you can order a Sunday-only subscription to either newspaper. Contact the Grocery Guru, Ken Roesbery, at 801-204-6340 or to receive the additional newspaper at a promotional rate.

Step Two:

You'll need a three-ring binder with pockets inside, and a hole-punch. Every week (except holiday weekends) take the SmartSource and any additional coupon booklets from your Sunday newspapers. Write the date they appeared in the newspaper on the front cover of each coupon booklet with a marker. Punch holes in the coupon booklet and put them in the binder on top of the booklets from the previous weeks. Discard the last coupon slicks in the binder once you have built up five week's worth of coupons. You can also download our "Steps for Savings Success" handout to keep in your binder for reference.

In each Sunday newspaper you will normally receive ads that feature coupons, such as Smith's, Harmon's, Rite-Aid, Target, Wal-Mart. Put these in the back pocket of your binder. Keep these coupons on hand to use until their expiration date. Some stores will print manufacturer's coupons inside their ads, which can be used at any store, so pay attention.

Step Three:

Organize your food plans for the week. Pick a specific store where you will be doing your shopping. Create your menu plans from the advertisements that come out weekly in your Sunday Deseret News or The Salt Lake Tribune. As you arrange your menu, plan to buy the items that are on sale that week from the store's advertisements. This generally saves you 50% BEFORE you use coupons. You can see the "Featured Store of the Week", or look for the Guru's ad in the Food section of Wednesday's newspapers. To save even more time, let the Guru do the work for you! Simply print out our "Shop of the Week" list and shop at the featured store.

Step Four:

Once you have completed your menu and shopping list and are ready to shop, locate the coupons from your binder and cut them out. The shopping list you printed from the website lists where to find the coupons according to the date they were in the newspaper and the page of the insert. For example, S5/12-7 means the coupon is in the SmartSource insert from May 12th on page 7.