Saturday, June 14, 2008

CVS deals for the week of June 15

It is not a great week at CVS... but there are some good deals to be had! Check out all other great CVS deal plans here. Here is my plan for the week:

1 Sally Hansen Quick nail color is 7.99 (get back 5EB)
2 Oral B Cross action or stages power toothbrush is 5.99 (get back 3 EB)

1 Almay one coat mascara is 6.99 (get back 5 EB)

Total after buying all 3 of these would be 26.96. Find 3.04 worth of fillers- for me personally I will throw in some trash bags because we are in need. You might however throw in some candy if you are working on the candy deal for the week or buy another EB producing item. I have hit the limit on most monthly EB deals (the good ones) so that is why I am not including one.

So your total come to around $30 (depending on your filler)
-5/30 coupon recieved in email
-2/1 Sally Hansen coupon
-1/1 Almay coupon
-BIGI free Oral B coupon (5.99 in value, due to come out in tomorrow's paper)
total =16.01 and get back 16 in EB! (you can make your EB count higher if your filler is another EB producing item!)

Free Admission to the Zoo today!

Today after 12:30 p.m. you can get into the Topeka Zoo FREE!  check out details at

Free Movie ticket!

This week in Crystal's post about Wal-Mart deals she mentions this:

Dr. Pepper 2 Liter bottles - on sale $1
Use $1/2 coupon 
(Register, then at the bottom of the screen you'll see "Need a code?", a code will be sent to your email address, then when entered you will be directed to print the coupon.)
$0.50 each after coupon (Thanks, Wendy!)

A good friend of mine signed up to print her coupon and in the process she also won a free movie ticket!  Maybe you will too...
Note: not everyone will win, but it is worth a shot!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Weekly Trip

I only shopped at Dillon's this week.  It is the closest to my house and I was able to get most of what I needed.  When I do my weekly CVS run I may stop by our Hy-Vee for a few good deals I spotted.  Be sure to check out all Dillon's deals for the week here and go here for other great shopping trips posted by others at Money Saving Mom. Also don't forget to check out the top and side bar widgets for any printable coupons you may need for the week!

Note: MS means Manager Special.  This is for items that are possibly close to expiration.
  • 2 1/2 gallons of Dillon's milk on MS for .50/1=1.00 for both (usually run 1.70 and up)
  • 1 gallon of Dillon's milk-2.79
  • 4 Right Guard deodorants at 1.00/1= 4.00- 4 1/1 coupons = FREE
  • 1 bag of organic russet potatoes on MS for .89 (usually run 2.50 and up)
  • 2 bags of Kroger shredded cheese=3.16
  • 1 bar of Kroger cheese=1.58
  • 1 Yoplait kid's yogurt- 2.50- .40/1 coupon and -.35/1 mf coupon doubled to .70/1 =1.10!
  • 1 pack of Johnsonville brats on MS for 1.49-.55/1 coupon doubled to 1/1=.49 (usually 2.50 and up)
  • 2 loaves of Dillon's cracked wheat bread on MS for .59/1=1.18 for 2 loaves of bread! (usually run 1.60 and up per loaf)
  • 1.32 lb. of bananas=.74
  • Dillon's dozen large eggs -1.48
  • 1 Jiffy corn muffin mix -.39
  • 2 packs of Dillon's buns (hot dog and hamburger)=1.96
  • Kroger pack of salad magic ranch-.60
  • 1 pack of sirloin steak (we are splurging for Father's day)-4.96
  • 1 tub of Betty Crocker frosting- 1.68
  • 1 box of Pillsbury cake mix- 1.00
  • 2 lb box of fresh strawberries on MS for .99 (usually 5.00 and up)
  • 2 bags of fuji apples on MS for .99/bag -1.98 (usually 3.99 and up)
  • 1 bag of Kroger Celery on MS for .99 (usually 1.70 and up)
  • 1 head of cauliflower on MS for .99 (usually 1.60 and up)
  • 1 bag of Kroger carrots on MS for .99 (usually 1.50 and up)
My total was 33.98 and total savings on my receipt (between store coupons, mf coupons, and doubled coupons) was 18.61.  Total savings for buying items on MS was roughly $20. Altogether I saved almost $40!  Percentage wise it works out to be around 75%!  

One stop shop!

For your convenience I have added printable coupon banners to my blog. You will notice a banner up top, on the right, and down at the bottom.   These banners are sponsored by You will find all the coupons of right here on this blog.  All you have to do is click on the "see all coupons" tab and it will show you a list of coupons available for print.  Check the ones you want, hit print and you are ready to save!  I personally find this much easier than thumbing through 8 tabs on the regular site in order to get the coupons you want.  If you like to see the picture that goes with the product then just click on the "coupons" icon you will see at the lower right corner of the box and it will take you directly to the site. I do hope you find this feature helpful and useful!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

K.C. Star going up in price

I bought my weekly copy of the K.C. Star Sunday paper last week and realized that they are now charging $2.00 per paper every week instead of $1.50 for areas outside of the 5 county metro.  So if you would like to save money on the Star be sure to look into ordering it online.  Check out the rates here.  It is still only 25.74 for a 26 week delivery of Friday, Saturday and Sunday's paper!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Burger King and K-Mart

I was informed today that inside Burger King kids meals there is a $5.00 off coupon for any toy over $20 at K-Mart!! 

Free After Rebate Listerine Smart Rinse

Money Saving Mom posted this comment by a reader today:
Shari emailed in:

I couldn't find the rebate tear offs for the Listerine Smart Rinse (free after ECBs at CVS this month) so I called Johnson and Johnson at their customer service number (1-888-222-0182) and asked them to mail me a rebate form. The said they could do better than that--they asked for my name and address and said I'd have my rebate check for $3.89 in 7-10 days!! Thought I'd pass this along

I called this number to see what would happen and I did get to customer service and they told me they would just send me a $5 coupon for the product!  Too bad I already bought my limit for the month at CVS or I could have put together a really good deal, but since the coupon is enough to get me another free bottle- I'll take it!

Hy-Vee 6/11-6/17

There are some decent sales at Hy-Vee this week. If you shop at multiple stores don't forget to check out this weeks sales at Dillons.
  • Green seedless grapes are 1.49/lb (red are .99/lb at Dillons this week)
  • 8oz. packages of Driscoll's raspberries are BIGI free! They are 2.99/1, so get 2 packages for 2.99- that is 1.50 for 1- pretty good deal!
  • 24oz Hy-Vee cottage cheese is 1.38 (Aldi price is usually 2.00 or more)
  • Kellog's cereal is 6/$10 or 1.67/box!
  • Suddenly Salad mixes from Betty Crocker are 10/10. Go here or here to for a .40/1 coupon to makes these .60/box
  • Hy-Vee l lb. pack of butter 1.77
  • Hy-Vee 8 oz. tub of sour cream-2/$1
  • Hy-Vee ketchup 1.68/1
  • Hy-Vee 1 lb. tub of butter .79/1
  • Coffee Mate 16 oz. bottles are 3/5 (these usually run around $2) Go here to get a 1/1 coupon to make these .67/bottle
  • Braeburn apples are .99/lb.
  • Roma tomatoes are .99/lb.
  • Hy-vee half and half 16 oz. -.77/1
  • Fresh green beans are .99/lb.
  • Dole classic salad mix or cole slaw mix is .88/1- use 1$/2 coupons to make these .38/1
  • 1 lb. roll of 80% lean ground beef is 1.67
  • Banquet Pot Pies are .49/1 (beats Dillon's price this week at 10/10)
  • Charmin pack of 12 double rolls -4.99 -use .25/1 coupon to make this 4.74
  • Bounty paper towel 8 pack-4.99- use .25/1 coupon to make this 4.74
  • Hy-vee brand baby food jars are 10/4
  • V05 shampoo or conditioner is .88/1
  • KC masterpiece BBQ sauce is 1.38- use .50/1 coupon to make this .88/1
As always feel free to comment on other great deals you may notice that I missed! Please be sure to tell us about any coupons you may have found too!

Dillons 6/11-6/17

The deals at Dillon's are pretty sparse this week, but there are a few freebies to be had. Happy shopping!
  • Dillon's Milk 2.79/gallon
  • California red seedless grapes are .99/lb.
  • Kroger cheese is 1.59 for a bar or shred
  • Dillon's sandwich bread is .88/1
  • If you are a coke drinker 24 packs are on sale for 4.99/1 when you buy 3
  • Gatorade 32 oz sports drink .88/1
  • Kroger ketchup .88/1 (Aldi is usually .99 or more)
  • Pringles are .88/1 (I noticed the Aldi price last week was .95/1
  • Aquafresh toothpaste is 10/10-use 1/1 coupon from recent inserts=FREE!
  • Rightguard deodorant is 10/10- use .75/1 coupon from recent inserts=FREE!
  • Lipton/Knorr pastsa side are 10/10- use .60/2 coupon doubled to 1/2 to make these .50/each!
Please be sure to comment if you found any other great deals that I missed!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Do you love shopping at Wal-Mart?

If you love shopping at Wal-Mart be sure to check out Crystal's post here about the great deals you can get this week!

Also don't forget that Wal-Mart does price match.  Meaning if you find something at Wal-Mart that you could get for a better price at Dillon's (or any other grocery store) just take in the store ad (of the store that has the better price) and they will gladly give you the better price.  I know one mommy who does an excellent job of price matching at Wal-Mart and has it down to a science!  So if you love Wal-Mart because it is your one stop I would suggest trying price matching and save even more money!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Weekly Menu Plan

Here is the menu plan for the week.  I had planned fajitas last week but we ended up with so many leftovers that we just had a left over night instead, so fajitas got moved to this week.  My posts for breakfast and lunch will be about the same every week since we tend to cycle through the same meals for those times.  Be sure to go here for other menu/recipe ideas

Breakfast: Unfortunately in this house there are not many options.  
Frozen pancakes (made from scratch and then frozen) and fruit (whatever I bought for the wee
Oatmeal with fruit
Cold cereal (if you coupon long enough you will never run out of cereal!)

Meat and cheese sandwhich 
Grilled cheese sandwhich
PB & J sandwhich
All lunches are usually served with raw veggies (whatever was on sale for the week), fruit, and crackers/chips (again whatever is on sale/in the house)

Sunday:  dinner with my parents
Monday: Fajitas/chips and salsa/corn  and some fresh pineapple  (recipe for fajitas is from a book called The Schwarzbein Principle)
Tuesday:  Cheeseburger Pie/steamed broccoli/bread  (go here for the cheeseburger pie recipe)
Wednesday: Mexican casserole/green beans/bread  (I got this from an e-book that I received when I signed up to take Crystal's super market savings course)
Thursday: Salsa Chicken with rice/bread/fruit (this recipe is from nestle good start, you can find it here)
Friday:  Pepperoni pizza/raw veggies  (I kind of made this up... the crust recipe is from Crystal, again you can get it when you purchase her super market savings course)
Saturday:  No meal planned... I do always have something on hand for a quick meal

Be sure to go here if you would like to see what I was able to buy during my weekly grocery trip- I saved 75%!