Saturday, September 27, 2008

CVS Deal Plan for Sep. 28

Here is my plan for the week. Be sure to read fully to see how you can get 4 12 packs of Coke for $4!

Transaction 1:
  • Buy 2 Cover Girl Clean Make-ups=10.98
  • -2/10 CVS coupon
  • -BIGI cover girl coupon from Oct. P&G (-5.49)
  • -1/1 Cover girl coupon from Sept. p&G
  • =2.49+tax, get back 5.49 in EB for the Cover girl (limit 1)= $3 overage!
Transaction 2:
Transaction 3:
  • 1 Gillette fusion razor=9.99
  • + .10 filler from clearance isle
  • =10.09
  • -2/10 CVS coupon
  • -4/1 Gillette coupon from Oct. P&G insert
  • =4.09+tax, get back 5 EB for purchasing 1 Gillette Fusion razor (limit 1)=overage of .90 cents!
If you stop here you have made an overage of almost $4 today! If you would like to put your $4 in overage of EBs you made to work you can get 4 12 packs of coke for $1 a piece! Here is how:

Transaction 4:
  • Buy 4 12 packs of participating coke=$13
  • -2/10 CVS coupon
  • =11+ tax, and you get 3 EB back. Initially you "burn" $8 EB, however if you subtract the $4 in overage of EBs you just made (8 burned-4 overage=4), that is like getting 4 12 packs of coke for only $4 or $1/1!!!
Don't forget that if you belong to coke rewards you can redeem your points for 1/1 coupons and get an even better deal! See other great CVS scenarios here!

FREE Admission!

As Money Saving Mom mentioned it is FREE Museum admission day today, and I am excited to say that our very own Kansas Museum of History is on the list of participants and it is located right here in Topeka! They are open from 9am-5pm.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Kid's Day at Hy-Vee

Tomorrow, Saturday the 27th, Hy-vee will be having Pony Rides, moon walk, face painting, cotton candy and more!!! This event is going from 10am-4pm and there is NO CHARGE to attend! There is also said to be a mega truck sale during the festivities so bring your coupons!

Walgreens: $5/$20 COUPON!

Click here to get yours! You can see good deals to use this coupon here and below is my plan:
  • Buy 4 Glade Scented oil candle holders at 5.99=23.96
  • Buy 2 Glade Fabric fresheners at 2.99=5.98
  • Buy 1 Pert Plus=4.29 (Sep. FAR)
  • Buy 1 2 pk. Extreme Energy shot=3.99 (Oct. FAR)
  • Buy 1 Rimmel lasting finish mineral foundation=7.49 (Oct. FAR)
Total=45.71+ tax
Use 4 2/1 MF coupons for Glade candle holders (-8)
Use Sep. ES coupon 2/1 for Glade candle holders (-8)
Use 2 1.50/1 Glade fabric freshener coupons=(-3)
Use 2 Sep. ES coupon 1/1 Glade fabric freshener coupon (-2)
Use 1 2/1 Pert Plus MF coupon (-2)
Use 2.50/1 Oct. ES pert plus coupon (-2.5)
=20.21+ tax
Use 5/20 coupon
=15.21, and send in for 21.48 in Oct. Rebates and 4.29 for September rebates! This deal is a money maker of 10.56!

Remember you can only use the 5/20 on a total that=$20 after coupons!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Walgrens: Friday and Saturday only!

The September Easy Saver catalog runs through this Saturday the 27th. The October catalog starts tomorrow Friday the 26th. You can use coupons from both catalogs to get some great deals this Friday and Saturday only! In coupon world this is called double dipping. You can access the October ES here since it will probably not be in stores. Below are the best deals I see.

Glade Scented Oil Candle Holders=5.99
-2/1 Sep. ES coupon
-2/1 MF coupon
=1.99, plus send in for $2 Oct. ES rebate #31 and get .01 overage! Limit 4

Glade Fabric Refresher=2.99
-1/1 Sep. ES coupon
-1.50/1 MF coupon here
=.49, plus send in for $1 Oct. ES rebate # 28 and get .51 overage! Limit 10

Garnier Fructis
Buy 3 Garnier family size shampoos or conditioners at 6.99/1=20.97
Use 3/1 Oct. ES coupon=-$9
Use 3 2/1 MF coupons=-6
Total=5.97 and send in for $10 Sep. ES rebate= 4.03 in overage!

Pert Plus=4.29
Use 2.50/1 Oct. ES coupon
Use 2/1 MF coupon
=.21 in overage, plus send in for Sep. ES rebate of 4.29=4.50 in overage!

If I missed anything please post a comment!

Walgreens: Pert Plus=Major Money Maker!

For the month of September 13.5 oz. sizes of Pert Plus are free after rebate. The September ES runs through this Saturday the 27th. The October ES starts tomorrow the 26th. You can use coupons from the October ES on products starting tomorrow. You should be able to access the October ES on-line here, as most stores will not have them available yet. Here is the deal:
  • Buy 1 Pert Plus 13.5 oz=4.29
  • Use 2.50/1 October ES coupon
  • Use 2/1 MF coupon (there are many, make sure it is the one that says ANY)
  • Total= +.21 overage and you can submit the September rebate for 4.29!
That is an overage of $4.50!!!

Be sure to check back later today for more MONEY MAKING scenarios starting tomorrow!

Walgreens: How did you do?

For Thrifty Thursday I thought I would share about my month at Walgreens.

I have a rule with myself about Walgreens and it goes something like this: If I run out of money on my gift card before the month is over I send in my rebates early and do not spend another dime until my card is re-loaded.

I did run out of money by week #2 because of all the great deals, thus I have already sent in my rebates. I absolutely love this whole on-line submission thing because it only takes like 5 days and BAM my card is already re-loaded! Now I can't turn in any more rebate stuff, but I can still shop:)

Every month at Walgreens I try to earn back just as much, if not more than what I spent for the month. This insures that I always have money on my giftcard and keeps me from spending oop!

This month I spent about $53 on my gift card (with 1.52 left) and I got back over $77 in rebates! I made about $24 this month!

Here is what I purchased:
6 Garnier Frutis Hair Sprays
1 Excedrin Express Gells (FAR)
1 Crest Pro-Health toothpaste (FAR)
2 bottles of Crest Pro-Health mouth wash (Free after RRs)
12 bottles of Robitussin ($7 money maker after RRs)
1 Lypsyl (FAR)
1 Walgreens Acid controller (FAR)
2 Glade scented oil refils
2 Glade plug in gell refils
2 Glade plug in gels

1 Loreal anti wrinkle serum (FAR)
1 Chemistry Shampoo (FAR)
1 Revlon nail polish (FAR)
1 Walgreens water pitcher filter (FAR)
2 scrubbing bubbles starter kits
2 bottles of shout

1 humidifier filter (not free, nor did it earn RRs, we just needed it!)

If I add it all up I really got over $155 worth of stuff for $53.

How did you do? Please share in the comments section!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hy-Vee Sep. 23-Sep. 30

There are definately some items worth stocking up on this week! Flour for 1.29! I don't know when the last time was I saw a price so good for flour!
  • 80% lean fresh ground beef rolls are 1.89/lb.
  • Hy-Vee 1lb. packages of butter are 1.99/1. (Aldi is 2.12)
  • Hunts tomato sauce is .19/8 oz. can (great price!)
  • Dole salad blends are 3/5 or 1.67/package. Use .50/1 coupon to get these for 1.17/1
  • Hy-Vee 5 lb. bag of white flour is 1.29 with in ad coupon. Limit 1 per coupon (Aldi price has been 1.68 and up lately for flour)
  • Hy-Vee lb. package of margarine is .49/1 (beats Aldi price!)
  • Dole iceberg lettuce is .68/1 with in-ad coupon. Limit 1 per coupon (best price!)
  • 2lb. bag of Hy-Vee brown sugar is .77/1 with in ad coupon . Limit 1 per coupon(Aldi price is .99)
  • Hy-Vee frozen bags of vegetables are .77/1 with in ad coupon. Limit 1 per coupon
  • 15 oz. cans of Hy-Vee Kidney beans or chili style beans are 3/1 with in ad coupon. That is .33/can! (Aldi price is .45)
  • Hy-Vee 1 dozen large eggs is .99/1 with in ad coupon. Aldi price was actually .88/1 last week! Anybody know what it is this week?
  • Betty Crocker Suddenly salads are 10/10. If you have any recent online .40/1 coupons you can get these .60/1!
  • Betty crocker Instant potatoe mixes are 10/10. Use .40/1 coupon to get these for .60. (My personal opinion is to make your own... it tastes way better!)
  • General Mills cereals are 3/10 and wyb 3 you get a FREE gallon of milk! Participating cereals are Cocoa Puffs, Cinamon toast crunch, Nature Valley ceral, Cookie Crisp and Oatmeal crisp. There are .75./1 Cocoa Puffs coupons here and here. The best deal I see would be to buy 3 Cocoa Puffs, use 3 .75/1 coupons and pay 5.75 for 3 boxes of cereal and 1 gallon of milk. Subrtract the price of milk out (5.75-2.99), this is like paying 2.76 for 3 boxes of cereal or .92/1!
  • 12 oz Hy-vee brand cottage cheese is .88/1 (16 oz is $1 at Dillons this week)
  • 4 ct. packs of Dannon yogurt are 2/4. Use 1/1 coupons to get these for $1!
  • Colgate toothpaste is 2/3. Use .75/1 coupons to get this .75/1
  • South African seedless oranges are 1.18/lb.
  • Green Bell peppers are 2/$1 (last week Aldi had 3 ct. green pepper packs for $1)
  • Fresh green beans are 1.18/lb.
  • New Potatoes are .69/lb.
  • Bartlett pears are .99/lb.
  • Hy-Vee steam quick veggies are .99/1
Please let me know if I missed anything and don't foget that tomorrow Kids eat FREE!

Dillons 9/24-9/30

There are some good deals to stock up on this week!
  • Dillons 1 gal Milk=2.88
  • Kroger cereal, fruit and grain granola bars, instant oatmeal, or toaster treats are $1/1 wyb 6. The sale price is 6/$10, but wyb 6 you get $4 off your total! Pretty good deal! Check your Kroger coupons you have gotten in the mail. I have a Kroger cereal coupon and a toaster treats one!
  • Kroger 8 oz. shreds and bars of cheese=1.77 (beats Aldi price!)
  • Kroger Frozen veggies are 10/10
  • Kroger 16 oz dips, sour cream and cottage cheese are 10/10
  • Kroger tortilla chips are 10/10
  • Kroger Jumbo biscuits or bagels are 10/10
  • Pillsbury boxed brownie mixes are 10/10. Use 1/2 coupon to get these for .50/1! If you have already used your 1/2 coupons, use the recent 1/3 to get these for .67/1! (Still better than off brand price!)
  • Ball Park franks are 1.19/1 WYB 3. Use 1/2 coupon and get all 3 for 2.19 or .72/1!
  • Kroger 5 lb. bags of russet potatoes are BIGI. Prices are 3.99, so get 10lb.s for 3.99. (Aldi price is 3.78 for 10lb. bag)
  • Yoplait single yogurts are 20/$10. WYB 20 you get $2 off your next order. Use 3 .40/6 coupons doubled to .80 and get 20 cups for $5.60 after coupons! That is .28 a cup! (Note: the $2 off wyb 20 coupon was posted a few nights ago when I was at Dillons. I am not 100% sure this is still working... let us know if it is!)
  • Country Club ice cream or Kroger sherbert is .99/1
  • Kroger Saltines are .88/1 (beats Aldi Price)
  • Kroger cups of yogurt are 3/1
  • Kroger candy corn is BIGI. Priced at 1.49, you get 2 bags for 1.49 or .74/1!
  • Aqua Fresh toothpaste is 1/1. Use 1/1 coupon here to it FREE!
  • Suave Shampoo or Conditioner is .88/1. Use .50/2 coupon doulbed to $1 to get both for .76!
  • Fall squash is .99/lb.
Let me know if I missed anything and don't foget to see Cara about Apple Market deals!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Skillet Lasgna

Courtesy of our MOPS newsletter last year, here is the recipe for Skillet Lasagna. I will also do a price break down for you based on recent prices!

Skillet Lasagna:
  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage Link (used ground that I got for $2 on MS a while back)
  • 1 can of meat flavored spaghetti sauce (I got this for $1/can at Hy-Vee a few weeks back)
  • 3 cups uncooked pasta, cooked according to package directions (I used egg noodles from aldi, I used half the package that cost .99... so .49 for this)
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese (I got a 2 cup package for 1.68 a few weeks back at Dillons)
Cooke sausage in a 10 inch skillet until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain of grease and add spaghetti sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from pan. In the mean time cook pasta according to package directions. Once pasta is done layer the bottom of the 10 inch skillet with half of the cooked pasta. Put half of meat mixture on top and sprinkle with some cheese. Top with remaining pasta and then meat mixture followed by the rest of the cheese. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until cooked through and cheese melts. Remove from heat and let it stand 1 minute.

YUMMO as Rachel Ray would say!

This whole dish could easily serve 6 and cost a total of 5.17 to make! If you break it down by 6 servings that would be .86 a serving!

Kids Eat FREE at Hy-VEE!

This coming Thursday, September 25th, Kids can eat free with the purchase of 1 adult meal at the Topeka Hy-Vee!

Don't forget you can also get FREE ice cream on Thursday too!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Flameless Candle not working

I went to 2 seperate Dillons stores in Topeka tonight and the Flame less candle deal did not work. Has anybody found it to work?

Target: 4 Boxes of Cheerios for .25!

This week at Target Cheerios are on sale 4/11 and you get a $5 giftcard back! If you signed up for the Cheerios challenge you probably got a coupon for a FREE box of Cheerios in the mail. Here is how the deal would work:
  • Buy 4 boxes of Cheerios=$11
  • Use FREE coupon=-2.75
  • Use 3 1/1 coupons=-3
  • Total= 5.25 and you get a $5 gift card back!
You can get 4 boxes for only .25 total!

Kroger: More FREE Plugin coupons!

Money saving mom posted here today about getting FREE Glade wisp flame less candles. When you sign up for the BIGI wisp coupon she mentions there is also the opportunity to get more BIGI coupons for the gel plug ins after your BIGI wisp coupon prints!

On a Personal Note...

This is a picture of what happens when your calculus teaching husband takes your 19 month old son outside to play with the side walk chalk. I have been noticing that everything turns into a math problem lately:)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Menu Plan for the week of Sep. 22

I hope you are all having a great start to your week. You can see my menu plan below and more great menus here!

Egg and cheese sandwiches, fruit and crackers
Monday: Skillet Lasagna (recipe posted Tuesday), Caesar salad, bread
Tuesday: Biscuits and gravy, breakfast potatoes, orange slices
Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken and Rice, bread, apple slices
Thursday: Sandwiches- eating on the run
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: I never know until that day:)