Saturday, June 21, 2008

If it's FREE

then why not buy it?  I guess that is my motto for the week when it comes to CVS.  The deals are not great this week, but there are a few free things to be had!  Here is what I plan to buy
  • 4 Soy Joy bars marked at 1.00 for 1 (buy 4 get 4 EB) FREE!  
  • Nature's Bounty vitamins are BIGI (prices start at 3.99)  I will buy 2 and use 2 2/1 coupons here, to get them FREE!
  • 2 Colgate toothpastes (get 2 EB) price is 2.99 and I will use 1.50/1 coupon here to actually make .50 on each!
  • 2 Sobe life waters- 1.49/1 but on sale for BIGI... use BIGI coupon here to get them FREE!
Total will be 15.46
- 2 2/1 Nature's bounty coupons
- 2 1.50/1 colgate coupons 
-1 BIGI (1.49) sobe life coupon
=6.97 and I should get back 8 EB... so I actually make $1.03!

Be sure to check out other great CVS scenarios here!

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Weekly Trip!

This includes both Aldi and Dillon's this week. Usually I find such great produce marked down at Dillon's, but this week there wasn't any, so I headed on over to Aldi where I always know I can find great prices and good quality on produce! I will probably head to Hy-Vee when I do my weekly CVS run. Here is what I got so far for the week:
  • 5 cans of Van Camp pork and beans marked at .19/can (3 day sale!)=.95 (we love baked beans in the summer time!)
  • 1 pack of Kroger deil ham=2.19
  • 1 bag of Kroger popcorn kernels=1.59 (we love fresh popped popcorn as a snack!)
  • 2 Lipton sides marked at .74/1=1.48-.60/2 coupon doubled to 1/2 =.48 for 2!
  • 2 8 oz. bags of Kroger shredded cheese marked at 1.58/1=3.16
  • 1 package of Ball park franks=2.00-1.50/1 catalina=.50!
  • 1 box of suddenly salad=.53 after coupon
  • 1 dozen large Dillon's eggs on MS for .49! (looks like I will be making deviled eggs for our Sunday school class cook out tomorrow night!)
My total was 10.82. Total savings from vendor coupons and store coupons was 9.82=49%!

Aldi Trip:
  • 1 loaf of wheat bread=.59
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips-.99
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips=.99
  • 7 bananas =1.08
  • 2 cucumbers marked at .39/1=.78
  • 1 bag of 6 oranges=2.49 (a little more than I like to pay for oranges, but we needed something besides all those apples I have been finding for such a good price!)
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes=.99
  • 1 bag of baby carrots=.79
  • 2 lbs of green grapes=2.98
  • 2 cans of green beans at .39/1=.78
  • 1 box of cake mix=.79
  • 1 box of dog biscuits=.99
Total was 15.35! I could try and figure out what I saved by shopping at Aldi, but I don't have that kind of time:) I can tell you that I probably spent half of what I would have had I paid full price at Dillons- totally worth the extra mile to go to Aldi!

Again this week I did not need much. I continue to be amazed at God's provision for us! So far for the month of June I have not had to buy much, but our meals have been plentiful! Be sure to visit Super Savings Saturday for other great buys!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Free Deodorant!

I have been told that Soft and Dri is apart of the 10/10 going on at Dillon's this week.  Use .75/1 coupons doubled to 1.00 to make these FREE!  Don't forget about the Right Guard and Aquafresh too!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hy-Vee 6/18-6/24

It's an okay week at Hy-Vee.  Remember to grab a flier when you go into the store for even more savings that are not advertised on-line!
  • Banquet Meals are 8/10 or .80/1!
  • Sheboygan 16 oz. packages of brats are 1.69/5ct pack
  • Lays chips are 1.98/bag (best price I have seen for these)
  • Hy-Vee brand pork and beans are .29/can
  • Kellogg's cereal is 5/10  (most Aldi brand run 1.70 and up it seems) you can print a $3/2 coupon here
  • Quaker Life or Captain crunch is 5/10
  • Nabisco cheese nips are 2/3 (this is the cheapest I have ever seen them)
  • Hy-Vee brand sloppy joe sauce is .69/can
  • Hy-Vee ketchup is .88/bottle
  • Hy-Vee 24 oz. sour-cream is 2/3  (16 oz. usually runs 1.00 at Aldi so this is a good deal!)
  • Dole salad blends are 3/5 or 1.67/1- use 1/2 coupon to make them 1.16/1
  • 32 oz. bag of baby carrots is 1.88
  • 6 oz. packages of Driscoll's organic raspberries is 2.88 (good price for organic)
  • Hy-Vee brand wheat or cheese crackers 10/10 (this is the Aldi price)
  • Kraft dressing or bbq sauce is 10/10 - .75/2 salad dressing coupon to make these .62/1!
  • Kraft Miracle whip or Mayo is 10/10- .55/1 coupon from Kraft food and family magazine to make these .45/1!
  • Farmland hot dogs are 10/10- use 1/2 coupon to make these .50/1!
  • 73% lean ground beef is 1.69/roll.  I personally prefer to wait until the 85% goes on sale
  • Hy-Vee brand cream cheese is .99/block (this is usually the Aldi price too)
  • Hy-Vee 12 oz shredded cheese is 2.69/bag.  (the 12 oz bag at Aldi is usually 2.79)
  • Gum toothbrushes are .99/1- use 1/1 coupons to get them FREE!
  • Hy-Vee bags of frozen veggies are .88/1  (need a recipe idea for these- check mine out here!)
  • Hy-Vee 4 pack of soft white light bulbs is .77
  • Mother's choice baby food is 10/4
As always please comment if you found a great deal that I missed!  Happy shopping!

Dillons 6/18-6/24

The deals are a little sparse this week at Dillons, and a few are repeats from last week.  I will post Hy-Vee deals later today...
  • Dillons milk is 2.79
  • Dillons large eggs are .99/dozen
  • Starkist tuna is .44/can
  • Blue Bonnett margarine sticks are .44/lb.
  • Dillons buns (hot dog or hamburger) are 10/10
  • Rice Krispies are on sale for 2.77/box.  Cara posted this comment about what she found at Dillons the other day "Dillons has Rice Krispies w/strawberries on sale for $2.77 a box. You can get two coupons here for $1 off. 
    The best part of the deal is there is a peelie on the box for a full rebate. Limit two requests per name, address or household."
  • Lipton side dishes are 10/10- use .60/2 coupon doubled to 1/2 to make these .50!  These are actually a great idea for lunch!
  • Kroger bar or shredded cheese (8oz) are 1.58/1
  • Suddenly Salad mixes are 3/4 or 1.33/box go here for a .40/1 coupon- doubled to .80/1 makes these .53/box!  A great side for any bbq!
  • Kroger yogurt cups are 2/.88 (this is the Aldi price also)
  • Aquafresh toothpaste is 10/10- use 1/1 coupons to make these FREE!
  • Right Guard deodorant is 10/10- use 1/1 coupons to make these FREE!
  • Ball Park Franks are 5/10- use 1.50/1 catalina that was printing last week to get these for .50/1
As always please comment on any other great deals you see that I missed!  I hope you have a great week!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Last week got a little crazy with all of our severe whether here in Kansas so menus didn't quite go as planned, and you may see a repeat from last week.  Thankfully I had some things on hand to do a few quick dinners that only took 10 minutes to throw together.  As I mentioned last week, breakfast and lunch don't change much around here so you might see the same ideas from week to week.  Be sure to check out other great menu plans here.

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 week)
Oatmeal with fruit
Cold cereal (if you coupon long enough you will never run out of cereal!)
Yogurt with fruit
Eggs and toast

Meat and cheese sandwhich 
Grilled cheese sandwich
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).  Depending on the week we might have yogurt too.

Sunday:  Fathers day dinner.  We splurged and had steak with baked potatoes, bread, and baked corn.  I also made a german chocolate cake (from a box).  It was great!
Monday: Hot dogs, roasted potatoes, peas and strawberries
Tuesday: Ritzy Chicken, bread, green beans and apple slices
Wednesday: Mexican Casserole, chips and salsa, and carrots
Thursday:  Cheeseburger rolls, oven fries and apple slices
Friday: Pepperoni pizza and raw veggies with ranch
Saturday:  Our Sunday school bon fire!

A note about snacks:  we do eat them in this house and it just depends on what I have.  Our toddler is the resident snacker so we are always sure to have animal crackers, cheese, raisins, goldfish crackers, dry cereal, fruit of any kind, granola bars and the list goes on.  Just like the rest of our menu our snacks depend on the deals for the week, or previous stocks piles.