Saturday, October 18, 2008

CVS for Oct. 19: FREE diapers!

There are some great deals this week! Be sure to check out my plan for FREE diapers!

Sunday and Monday ONLY:

  • Pumpkin pail=.99 and get .99 EB back=FREE! limit 2
  • Branches pumpkins, autumn mix, Indian or candy corn 10 oz.=1.29 and get 1.29 EB back=FREE! limit 2
  • Funlight smart light=.99 and get .99 EB back=FREE! limit2
All other sales:
  • Powerade 32 oz. bottles=1.69, get 1.69 in EB back=FREE! Use .75/1 or 1/1 coupon to make overage! limit 1
  • GUM 2 pack toothbrushes=3.99, and get 3.99 EB back=FREE! limit 5
  • Just for Men touch of gray hair color=7.99 and get 7.99 EB back=FREE! Use 2/1 coupon for $2 in overage. You can also mail in for this $8 rebate for a total of $10 in overage!
  • Spend $25 of the following get 10 EB back: limit 1
    • Q-Tips Cotton Swabs Product=2.49, use .30/1 coupon
    • Huggies jumbo pack= $9.99 (excludes overnights), 1/1 or 1.50/1 coupon or 2/1 pull-ups coupons
    • Similac Advanced formula 23.2 oz $23.99
    • Huggies (42-80ct) or Playskool cottony cloths (80 ct) wipes= $2.79, use .50/1 Huggies coupon or 1/1 Playskool coupon
    • Johnson's baby powder, lotion, oil, wash, shampoo 6.5-15 oz, balm 0.5oz, bedtime washcloths 14ct, or Desitin original 2 oz= $2.99, use 3/3 coupon, or find coupons here
    • Gerber baby good, cereal, or juice 25% off
My Plan:
Transaction 1:
  • Buy 2 Pumpkin Pails=1.98
  • Buy 2 bags of Candy=2.58
  • Buy 2 flash lights=1.98
  • 1 Powerade=1.69
  • 2 2 ct. packs of GUM toothbrushes=7.98
  • 1 Just for Men hair color=7.99
-2 1/1 GUM toothbrush coupons
-2/1 Just for men coupon
=20.20, and I will get back $24.20 in EB and a $8 mail in rebate for the Just for Men. That is a profit of $12.20!

Transaction 2:
  • 2 Huggies Jumbo packs of diapers=19.98
  • 1 Q-tips=2.49
  • 1 playsckool wipes=2.79
  • 3 packs of Gum tooth brushes=11.97
-.30/1 Q-tips coupon
-1/1 Playskool coupon (I printed this before the nestle/Gerber merge... I don't know if you can still print them, but try here)
- 2 1.50/1 Huggies coupons
=32.93 and I will get back 21.97 in EB. I "burn" $10.96 in EB

When you add up both transactions I only burn a total of $6.96 in EB, and I get back $8 for the rebate! That is actually a profit on the day of $1.06, or as I like to look at it= FREE DIAPERS!

Walgreens: October Savings

Here is a breakdown of what I got at Walgreens this month:

I spent a total of $81.78 on my gift card and that includes tax. For October's rebates I will get back around $66 including my 10% bonus! So I didn't make money this month but I was able to stock up on great items we were in need of!
  • 4 Glade Flame less Candles (RR item)
  • 2 bottles of Listerine Smart Rinse (RR item)
  • 2 Crest tooth pastes
  • 2 Coffee Mate creamers
  • 2 Gillette Shampoos ($5 rebate)
  • 2 Oral B toothbrushes (Free after RR item)
  • 3 bottles of Windex ($3 rebate)
  • 3 bottles of Scrubbing bubbles bath cleaner ($3 rebate)
  • 2 Glade sprays for fabric ($2 rebate)
  • 4 Glade scented oil candle holders ($8 rebate)
  • 1 Rimmel make-up item (FAR)
  • 1 Energy shot drink (FAR)
  • 1 Men's Nivea body wash (FAR)
  • 1 Lypsyl (FAR)
  • 1 Loreal cleaning towelettes (FAR)
  • 6 Glade candles ($6 rebate)
  • 3 bottles of Walgreens brand ibuprofen ($5 rebate)
  • 1 Arm and Hammer laundry detergent ($1 rebate)
  • 3 bottles of Dimetapp (RR item)
  • 2 jumbo packages of Walgreens brand diapers
  • 1 jumbo package of Huggies diapers (RR item)
  • 1 580 ct. package of Huggies wipes (RR item)
  • 3 bottles of Soft soap body wash (RR item)
  • 3 bottles of Children's Tylenol (RR item)
  • 3 bottles of Tylenol cold medicine (RR item)
  • 1 Gillette fusion razor (RR item)
  • 1 3 pack of paper towels
  • 1 25 ct. box of storage bags
  • 1 bottle of bleach
All of this stuff totals $236.46 and I got it for $81.78! By using coupons and rolling my RRs I was able to save $154.68 for a total percentage of savings of 65%!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Week in Review (Oct. 17)

Here is a quick recap of the deals that were posted this week!
  • You can get FREE Ibuprofen at Walgreens this week!
  • Click here to see a great meal for under $5!
  • Don't forget to pick up your beauty book full of coupons at K-mart!
  • Click here to find out how you can get coupons to Wendy's fast food restaurant!
  • Don't forget to use your $5/$25 coupon today and tomorrow only at Walgreens!
  • And as always check out the best buys at Dillons and Hy-Vee!
Have a great weekend! You will want to be sure to check back Sunday to see all the FREE stuff you can get at CVS this coming week!

Walgreens: $5/$25 coupon!

For Friday and Saturday only you can use this $5/$25 coupon. Remember your total has to equal $25 after coupons. Register Rewards are the exception to this rule. They still work like cash. Here is my plan:
  • Buy 1 Loreal towelettes=6.99 (FAR item)
  • Buy 3 Walgreens brand Ibuprofen 200=$10
  • Buy 1 scrubbing bubbles shower cleaner=19.99
  • Buy 1 Nivea body wash for men=4.99 (FAR item)
  • Buy 1 Lypsyl=1.99 (FAR item)
- 1/1 Loreal coupon
- 2/1 Walgreens ibuprofen coupon (taken off 3 times)=-$6
-10/1 Scrubbing bubbles coupon
-5/25 coupon
-$10 RR (from Dimetapp deal)
=11.96 + tax OOP

I will get back 28.97 in Rebates! That is an overage of $17 after I pay OOP!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

When to turn on the heat...

Well I confess I kicked on our furnace this morning. It was 63 degrees in the house and freezing! My toddler's toes felt like icicles and my nose was close to freezing too. I usually would hold out, but I just could not do it! I am hoping the sun will warm up our house today!

How about you... have you taken the leap?

Dillons: 21st and Fairlawn

As of yesterday the organic berries (1lb. variety) were on manager special 10/$10! I am not sure if they are still today but if you are heading to the store be sure to check!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

JC Penny: Rewards?

JCPenny has come out with a new rewards program. You can sign up for a free membership and for every $250 dollars you spend (earn 1 point per dollar) every month you get $10 back. Now this may not sound like a great deal, but when you sign up you will get double points from now until the end of December. So you only have to spend $125 to get the $10 dollars. Keep in mind that Christmas shopping time is near and this maybe a great deal for you if you shop there often!

Go here to find out more!

Hy-Vee 10/15-10/21

Here are the deals for the week!
  • 1 lb. 80% lean ground beef rolls are=1.79
  • Hormel Pork shoulder butt roast=.99/lb!
  • Dole iceberg lettuce=.77/head
  • Jiff peanut butter=1.98. Use .35/1 coupon to get this for 1.63. I don't think it beats the Aldi price, but if you are a picky PB eater this a good price
  • Hillshire Farm lunch meat=2/$6. Use .50/1 coupon to get this for 2.50/1. (you can get a better price on Oscar Myer with coupons at Dillons this week)
  • Hy-vee Cole slaw or Salad mixes=.99/1 (Aldi price)
  • Yellow Bell Peppers=.99/1 (3 ct. packs of peppers are 1.49/1 at Aldi this week)
  • Yellow Squash=.88/lb.
  • Wholly Guacamole=2/$4. Use 1/1 coupon to get this 1/$1! (you can't make your own for that price!)
  • Zucchini=.89/lb.
  • 24 oz tub of County Fair cottage cheese=1.67/1. (Aldi price is 2.12 or higher)
  • Hy-Vee crescent, orange or cinnamon rolls are 3/$4. (comparable to Aldi price)
  • Hy-Vee 24 oz sour cream=1.49/1 (16 oz at Aldi is .99)
  • Kraft Cheese=2/$5. If you bought eggs and got the 1/1 Kraft coupons you can get Kraft cheese for 1.50/1 this week!
In ad-coupons, Limit 1 per coupon
  • Hy-Vee 100 ct. aspirin=.39
  • 1 lb bags of Hy-Vee brown or powdered sugar=.79 (beats Aldi price)
  • Hy-Vee 8 0z. bars of cream cheese=.78 (beats Aldi price)
  • 16 oz. packages of Hy-Vee pasta=.79 (beats Aldi price)
  • Duncan Hines cake mix=.69 (beats any price)
  • 1lb. package of Blue Bonnet margarine sticks=.49/1 (beats Aldi price)
General Mills deal: Buy any 10 participating products and recieve $5 off. Note: Hy-vee does not double coupons so this may not be a great deal.
  • GM cereals=4/$10. Use variety of 1/1 cheerios coupons, 1/2 or 1/3
  • Pillsbury Grands biscuits=3/$5. Use .30/2 coupon or other from coupon widget
  • Progresso soups=3/$5
  • Warm Delights=2/$4. Use .50/1 coupon
  • Nature Valley, Fiber one or Curves Granola bars are 2/$5. Use .50/1 coupons
  • Betty Crocker muffin mixes are 2/$4. Use .50/1 coupons
Let me know what I missed and if you came up with any other deals! Don't foget to check Dillons deals here and Apple Market here!

Dillons 10/15-10/21

There are some okay deals this week. I will say that there are some great P&G deals to be had on body wash and shampoo and conditioner!
  • Ground round is 2.19/lb ( I prefer to buy this at 1.99/lb., but this is not a bad price either if you need ground beef!)
  • 1 gal. Dillons Milk=2.99 (Aldi price varies from week to week, but is comparable)
  • Kroger 8 oz bags of cheese=1.77 (beats Aldi price)
  • Folders big cans of coffee=5.99. Use .25/1 Mf coupon doubled combined with P&G online .25/1 coupon=5.24/1 (GREAT deal!)
  • A&W, Welches, Sunkist and RC cola 2 Liters are .78/1 WYB 5!
  • Quaker or Kroger cereal=1.98. Use .50/1 Captain Crunch coupon to get this for .98/1! If you get Dillons coupon mailers you may have a 1/1 Kroger cereal coupon!
  • Kroger individual cups of yogurt are 4/$10. (beats Aldi price!)
  • 32 oz. International Delight Coffee creamer=1.99. Use .50/1 coupon doubled to get this for .99/1! (GREAT deal!)
  • 5 lb. bags of Kroger russet potatoes are BIGI free. I do not know what the starting price, but it needs to be less than 3.79 to be the Aldi price.
  • Kroger spices are 33% off this week. (Aldi has a new rack of spices and each one is 1.09/1)
  • Duncan Hines cakes mixes=10/10
  • Selected Varieties of Febreeze are 6.99/1. This includes the freshmatics starter kit. You have a MF coupon for $5/1 and you can use the P&G online 5/1 coupon for an overage of $3.01!
  • Cascade=3.99. Use .25/1 MF coupon doubled and the .50/1 online P&G coupon to get this for 2.99 (I think the Aldi brand might still be cheaper?)
  • Oscar Myer deli shaved lunch meat is 2/$6. Use 1/1 MF coupons to get these for 1/$2. Not a bad price for good lunch meat!
  • Kroger Value packs of Chicken are %25 off this week!
  • Oil of Olay body wash is 2/$7. Use online BIGI P&G saver coupon combined with 2 1/1 paper coupons to get both for $1.50 or .75/1!
  • Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner= 3/$10. Buy 2, use online P&G BIGI coupon combined with 2 1/1 coupons to get both for 1.33 or .67/1!
You can access the online P&G saver couopn site here. All you do is load the coupons you want to your Dillons card. When you buy the product the coupon will automatically be deducted when the cashier hits the subtotal button. You then give them your paper coupons. It is that easy!

Let me know of anything I might have missed. As always don't forget to see Cara's blog for Apple Market deals!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wendys: $1 off coupon!

Right now if you go here and sign up to receive emails from Wendy's you will receive a $1 off coupon for your next purchase!

Note: I receive daily emails from EVERSAVE about deals like this. If you have not signed up for this service yet you can do so by clicking the widget up top!

Brushetta Chicken Bake: Price Break down

I found this recipe in the Fall 2008 Kraft Food and Family magazine. You can also access it online here. Below you will find the price breakdown for this recipe. The prices are based on what I paid for the ingredients in recent weeks. The price will always vary depending on the sales, but I think you will find that all around this meal is very inexpensive to make and so GOOD!

Ingredients you need: Serves 6
  • 1 can diced tomatoes=.35 (I used Hunts that I got at Dillons a few weeks back)
  • 1 package of stuffing mix for chicken=.79 (I used Aldi brand)
  • 1/2 cup of water=FREE
  • 2 cloves of garlic=.10 (1 head of garlic is less than a dollar so I am guessing here )
  • 1.5 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts=1.56 (I only used 1 lb. and I got 3 lbs on sale a few weeks back for 4.67)
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves= ? pennies maybe
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese=.75 (I used Kroger brand. I got a 4 cup bag for 2.99 a few weeks back)
Total for this meal=$3.55! If you break it down by serving it is only .59 a serving!

Because this recipe is from Kraft they are going to suggest that you use their products such as Kraft cheese and Stove Top stuffing mix. These products are very high priced because of the name brand value. Unless you can get them cheaper than the off brand I suggest not buying them because it can be a budget killer! I think you will find that this recipe tastes just as good with the off brand products.

Monday, October 13, 2008

CVS: Colgate Max Fresh Limit

For the month of October at CVS you can buy Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste with mouth wash beads (6 oz. size) for 2.99 and get 2 EB back. When combined with a 1/1 MF coupon this product is FREE! The limit on these is supposedly 2. A reader has reported that she bought 2 and her receipt does not say she has reached her limit. So.... that means the limit is possibly not 2! Let us know if you buy/bought more and what your receipt says the limit is!

Note: It is confirmed that the limit is not 2, however I am unsure of the actual limit. I bought another tonight (my 3rd) and my limit still is not reached. I am going to venture to guess that the limit is actually 5.

K-Mart: Beauty Book!

In this week's ad it says that there is a K-mart Beauty Book in the Health and Beauty section with coupons totaling over $35 in savings! From past experience these are usually found near the pharmacy counter. I hear the coupons in these are of higher value than normal MF coupons!

Aldi for week of Oct. 13

There are some great produce deals at Aldi this week!
  • 6 ct. pack of Roma tomatoes=.79 (usually 1.20 or more)
  • Multi-Colored Peppers 3 ct. pack=1.49 (usually 2.49 or more)
  • Red Seedless grapes=.79/lb or 1.58 for 2 bound pack. (usually 2.68 or more)
  • 3 lb. bags of Gala Apples=1.69/bag (usually 3.49 or more)
Let us know of any other great deals you may find there!

Menu Plan Monday (Oct. 13)

Eating at my parent's house
Monday: Tacos with all the fixings, chips and salsa, corn and pineapple
Tuesday: Bruschetta chicken bake, salad, garlic bread (this is a new recipe for our family this week. I will let you know how we like it and post the price break down on this tomorrow!)
Wednesday: Cheeseburger Pie, steamed carrots, apple slices
Thursday: Sandwiches on the go
Friday: Pizza (you can see the crust recipe I use here)and raw veggies
Saturday: Out of Town at my mother in law's house. She is a fabulous cook so I can't wait to see what we are having!

If you are looking for a good way to determine how much you should be spending on groceries be sure to check my post here. See other great menus here!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Walgreens: FREE Ibuprofen

This week at Walgreens the Walgreens brand 100 ct. bottles of ibuprofen are 3/$10. If you picked up a Pharmacy booklet earlier in the summer and have kept it there is a 2/1 Walgreens coupon in it for this product. This month there is also a $5 rebate wyb 3 participating products for Rebate #18, which the ibuprofen is apart of. Here is the breakdown:
  • Buy 3 100 ct. bottles of Walgreens brand Ibuprofren 200=$10
  • Use 2/1 Walgreens coupon (the amount will be taken off 3 times) -$6
  • Total=$4 and you get back a $5 rebate for ES #18!!!
You get 3 bottles free + $1 overage!

CVS: Swiffer for .60 cents!

Since we were on that side of town tonight I decided to stop into CVS to get the Swiffer products that are on sale because we are in need. I ended up having an expired $2/10 CVS coupon and since our CVS takes these this is what I did:
  • 1 Swiffer sweeper starter kit=7.99
  • 1 Swiffer duster starter kit=6.99
  • total=14.98
  • -2/10 CVS coupon
  • -BI swiffer sweeper, get 1 swiffer duster FREE (-6.99)
  • - 1/1 swiffer sweeper kit (from home made simiple booklet)
  • =4.99, use a 5 EB that they adjusted to 4.99 and paid .60 OOP, and I got back 5 EB!
Make sure to check the comments section here for some great deals that Blaire got!

Snapfish: 3 day extension!

Snapfish has extended their 50 prints for .50 cents promotion for an extra 3 days. From now until Oct. 14th (Tuesday) you can get 50 prints for only a penny each! Just use coupon code FALLPENNY08 at checkout. Go here to load your pics!


Well shockingly enough nothing is free after EB this week! I did not have the brain power to put together a plan. If I head over there this week to see if I can scrounge up any deals I will be sure to post what I bought.

Have a great Sunday!