Saturday, November 8, 2008


Sunday and Monday ONLY

Loreal Adv. Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Serum 1 oz.=11.99
You get back 11.99 in EB=FREE! Limit 1
Use 1/1 moisturizer coupon and get $1 in overage!

St. Ives Body Wash 18 oz.=$3.99
You get back $3 in EB, limit 4
Use 2/1 here to make $1 overage! (note: I am not sure if this link is working... sorry!)

Weekly ECB Deals
Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter=$1.59
You get back $1.50 in EB=FREE!
Some bottles have BIGI peelies on them

Nova Max Blood Glucose monitor=9.99, limit 1
You get back $9.99 in EB=FREE!

Listerine Cool Agent Blue Tinting Rinse 500 ml= $3.99, Limit 5
You get $3 back in EB
Use 1/1 coupon here or from CVS diabetes booklet to get this FREE!

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Cond. 10.2-13oz or styler 2-8.5 oz =$2.99, Limit 1
You get back $2 in EB
Use 1/1 coupon from multiple inserts to get this FREE!

Palmolive 11 oz =$1.49 Limit 5
You get back $1 in EB
Use $1/2 coupon to get 2 FREE!

My Plan:
1 Loreal Revitalift=11.99
Glaceau Smart Water=1.59
1 Listerine=3.99
1 Garnier Hair Spray=2.99
1 Palmolvie=1.49
- 1/1 Loreal Coupon
-1/1 Listerine coupon
-1/1 Garnier coupon
-.50/1 Palmolive coupon from Dillons mailer (it is a MF coupon and not specific to Dillons) I do not have any of the $1/2 coupons.

New Total=$18.55 and I will get back 19.58 in EB=overage of $1!

If you are need of Pepsi you can apply your $1 of overage to this deal
  • Buy 3 12 packs of pepsi=$10
  • You will get back 2 EB and if you include your $1 of overage you will have spent $7 or 2.33 per 12 pack of pepsi!

Dillons Trip: Mega Event Round 1

Here is round one for me at the Mega Event:

2 Shout Sprays=$4
1 Hefty Bags=$2
1 Box of GM cereal=$2
4 cans of Nestle Evaporated Milk=$4
Land O lakes butter=$2.50
C&H Sugar=$2.50

- 2 1.50/1 Shout coupons
- doubled .55/1 Hefty coupon
-.55/1 doubled GM cereal coupon
-2 .50/1 Nestle doubled coupons
-.55/1 LOL butter doubled coupon
-.30/1 C&H doubled coupon

=$3.40+ tax, I saved 60%!!!!

Be sure to see the rest of the great deals for our regional Topeka area here!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Update: New coupons

I have a few updates on our Grocery Deals for the week

Green Giant Steamers are on sale for $1. I posted that you can use a 1/1 coupon to get these free. I did not know about the 1/1 coupon you can also print here!

As you all know the Mega Event is going on! On select boxes of GM cereal there are Buy 3 boxes of Cereal get 1 Free box of Betty Crocker Fruit snacks coupons! There are also coupons on the boxes of Betty Crocker potatoes for a Free box of Hamburger Helper when you buy 3 boxes of potatoes!

Walgreens: Free 8X10

Now through tomorrow Saturday November 8th you can get a free 8x10 picture from Walgreens. Just upload your photo online and enter promo code FREEPIC at check out. No purchase necessary and the limit is 1!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hy-Vee 11/5-11/11

Sorry this is up later than normal! Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy all the great deals at Hy-Vee, Dillons and the Apple Market!
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts are 1.99/lb.
  • 85% lean ground beef rolls (1 lb.)=1.99
  • Hy-Vee brand canned veggies=.49/can (current Aldi price)
  • Hy-Vee boxes of gelatin or pudding are 3/$1
  • Hy-Vee brand big cans of coffee are 5.77/1
  • Arm and Hammer 1 lb. box of baking soda=.58/1
  • Hy-Brand cottage cheese (24 oz.)=1.88/1 (Aldi price is over $2)
  • Blue Bunny or Weight watchers yogurt=20/$10 or .50/1
  • 6 oz. package of raspberries=1.98/1
  • 1 lb. bag of baby carrots=.88/1 (usual Aldi price is .99/1)
  • Pears are .88/lb.
  • Red Bell peppers are 3/$2
  • Hy-Vee brand bacon is 1.99/lb.
  • Hy-Vee 12 oz varieties of shredded cheese (3 cup bags)=2.88/1 (Aldi price is 2.99/1)
  • Green Giant Valley Fresh steamers are 10/$10- Use 1/1 coupon to get these FREE!
  • 2 lb. bags of Lyndon farm frozen potatoes are 1.18/1!
In-ad coupons (limit 1)
  • 5 lb. bags of potatoes=1.67/1
  • 15 oz. cans of pumpkin=.49/1
  • Gold Medal 5 lb. bag of flour=1.58/1 (Aldi price has been 1.78 or so )
Buy Any 10 participating items below and get $5 off your next order
  • Jiff PB=1.98 (use .35/1 coupon)
  • Crisco Vegetable oil=3.48
  • Smuckers Jelly Jam or preserves=2.58 (use .35/1 coupon)
  • Hungary Jack syrup=2.58
  • Hungary Jack pancake mix=1.77
  • Pillsbury Cake Mix=.88
  • Pillsbury Frosting=1.47
  • Pillsbury Brownie mix=1.67
Please post any other coupons you know of or great deals you see. Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dillons Nov. 5-11

It is a great week at Dillons! They have great sale prices and the MEGA EVENT IS BACK!!!! Which means a lot of great prices and a few FREEBIES! Take note our ad is different than the one I link to this morning!

Regular Deals for the week:
  • Dillons Milk is 2.99/gal. (Check Aldi their price varies from week to week)
  • Kroger 15 oz. boxes of saltines are .97/1 (beats Aldi price)
  • Selected varieties of apples are .99/lb.! (great deal!)
  • Kroger canned veggies are .50/1 (Since Aldi raised their price from .35/can to a whopping .49/can I will tell you to just buy Kroger this week)
  • Blue Bonnet 1 lb. pakcages of margarine sticks are .50/1 (beats the Aldi price)
  • Dr. Pepper 12 packs are 2.67/1 wyb 3 ($3 will come off your total wyb 3 12 packs)
  • Dillons Large dozen eggs are 4/5 this week=1.25/1 (Last week at eggs at Aldi were around 1.45/dozen so Dillons is probably the better buy this week)
  • Kroger ground coffee is 5.49/big can. (beats Aldi price)
  • Naval Oranges are 2/$1
  • Avacados are 1/$1
  • Fall squash is .99/lb.
Mega Event Details:
When you buy a combination of any 10 items from any of the catagories below you get an automatic $5 off your total. You can do this deal 3 times in one transaction meaning you can buy 30 participating items for a total of $15 off in ONE TRANACTION! Below are the categories and corresponding products with coupons!

$1.00 items (cost .50 each after $5 discount)
  • 8-10 ct. boxes of swiss miss hot chocolate mix (load .50/2 coupon from to get both boxes for .25/1)
  • Quacker Rice Cakes
  • Powerade Sports drink 32 oz. (use 1/1 to get this FREE!)
  • 12 oz cans of Carnation evaporated milk (use .50/2 coupon to get both for .50 or .25/1! or use $1/2 coupon here for the same price)
  • Ozarka Spring Water
  • Coast bar soap 2 pack
$1.50 items (cost $1 each after $5 discount)
  • Hormel Chili without Beans
  • Hunt's Tomatoes or Sauce (use .40/2 tomoatoes coupon to get both for 1.20 or .60/1) (Aldi price is .45/can)
  • Kroger Peanuts
  • Kroger Pancake Syrup
  • Plochman's Mustard
  • Quaker Oats (use .50/1 coupon to get this item FREE!)
  • Zatarain's Rice Mix Selected Varieties (use .75/2 coupon to get both for $1 or .50/1)
$2.00 items (cost $1.50 each after $5 discount)
  • General Mills cereals Selected Varieties 8.7-12.8 oz (print $1/2 coupons here to get them for for $1/box. You can print .55/1 coupons for certain varities off the widget to get them for .50/box! You can also add .55/1 coupons onto your Dillons card from to get these potentially free!
  • Banquet Boneless Chicken Selected Varieties 12-16.2 oz Box
  • Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Selected Varieties 17.5 oz (use .40/1 coupon to get this for .70/1)
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Selected Varieties 4.5-9 oz (use .50/2 coupons to get both for $1.50 or .75/1)
  • Claim Jumper Entrees Selected Varieties 12-20 oz
  • Daisy Sour Cream Selected Varieties 16 oz
  • Dannon, Activia, L-N-F O Plus, La Creme or Dan Active Yogurt Selected Varieties 4 pk (use 1/1 coupons to get these for .50/1)
  • Dove Ice Cream Selected
  • Duncan Hines Brownie Mix
  • Eagle Brand Condensed Milk (use .55/1 from All You November to get these for .50!)
  • Fritos Selected Varieties
  • Miss Vickie's Snacks
  • Frito Lay Snacks
  • Kroger Vanilla Wafers
  • Old El Paso Mexican Dinner Kits
  • Orville Redenbacher Popcorn (use .40/1 to get these for .70/1!)
  • PictSweet Vegetables Frozen
  • Pillsbury Toaster Strudel (use 1/1 coupon here to get them for .50 or .35/1 coupon from recent insert to get these for .80/1)
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
  • Stouffer's Red Box Entrees (use $1/3 coupon to get them for 1.17/1)
  • Super Pretzel Snacks
  • Tony's Pizza
  • Viva Paper Towels 1 Big Roll (use .50/1 coupon to get this for .50/1)
  • Weight Watchers Ice Cream Cups
$2.50 items (final cost is $2 per item after $5 discount)
  • Advil Pain reliever 20-24 ct. (use 1/1 coupon here to get this for $1!)
  • Armour Meatballs
  • Betty Crocker Muffin Mix (use .45/1 coupon from widget to get this for $1.10/1)
  • Bic Sensitive or Silky Touch Disposable Razors (Use 2/1 copuon to get these FREE!)
  • C & H Sugar Granulated 5 lb (use .35/1 coupon to get this for 1.30!)
  • Frito Lay Snack Crackers
  • Glade Scented Oil refils or Candles (use 1/1 coupons to get these for $1)
  • Huggies Wipes Selected Varieties 64-80 ct (use .50/1 coupon to get these for $1)
  • Jimmy Dean Sandwiches, Bowls or Skillet Entrees
  • Kellogg's Special K Protein Water Mix Assorted Varieties 7ct
  • Kellogg's Special K Protein Snack Bars Assorted 6pk Varieties
  • Land O Lakes Butter Selected Varieties 1 lb (use .55/1 coupon here to get this for $1! great price!)
  • Nestle Morsels Selected Varieties 10-12 oz (use .50/2 coupon here or .75/2 coupon here, or .50/1 coupon from 9/14 RP insert= 1.50 or $1/1 depending on which coupons you have)
  • Carefree Liners Selected Varieties 34-60 ct (use $1/2 coupon to get this for 1.50/1)
  • Stayfree Pads Selected Varieties 16-24 ct (use 2/2 to get both for $2!)
  • Palmolive Dish Detergent Selected Varieties 20-25 oz (use .25/1 to get this for 1.50)
  • Pam Cooking Spray Selected Varieties 5-6 oz
  • Peter Pan Peanut Butter Selected Varieties 18 oz (use .50/1 from All you october to get this for $1)
  • Quaker Oats Selected Varieties
  • Sara Lee Fruit Pies Selected Varieties
  • Sara Lee Simple Sweet Pies Selected Varieties
  • Shout Stain Remover Selected Varieties (use .75/1 coupon to get this for $1!)
  • Smuckers Jam or Preserves Selected Varieties (use .35/1 coupon to get this for 1.30)
  • Tylenol or Motrin IB Pain Relievers Selected Varieties 20-24 ct (use 1/1 coupon to get this for $1!)
$3.00 items ($2.50 each after $5 discount)
  • Breyer's Ice cream (use .50/1 coupon to get this for $1.50!)
  • Crisco Vegetable Oil 48 oz
  • Gorton's Grilled Fish Fillets
  • Johnson's Baby Care (use 1/1 coupons or $2/1 coupon here to get this for 1.50/1 or .50/1)
  • Listerine Mouthwash (use .50/1 to get this for 1.50/1)
  • Lysol Disinfecting Spray (use 1/1 coupon here or recent inserts to get this for 1.50/1)
  • Pepperidge Farm Distinctive Bag & Milano Cookies 4-7.5 oz
  • Pepperidge Farm Baked Natural
  • Pepperidge Farm Quartet Cracker Assortment 13 oz
  • Pledge Furniture Polish (use $2/1 coupon here to get this for .50/1)
  • Simply Orange or Minute Maid Orange or Grapefruit Juice
  • Totino's Pizza Rolls Selected Varieties 40 ct (use .35/1 coupon from widget or recent inserts to get this for 1.80/1)
  • TRESemm√© Hair Care Selected
  • Welch's Grape Juice (use 1/1 coupon to get this for $1.50/1)
Okay that is quite the list of deals and I am SURE I missed some coupons in there. Please comment with other coupons you know of or any other great deals! Happy Mega Event!

Remember also this ad is good for the following cities: Topeka, Lawrence, Winfield, Arkansas City, Hutchinson and Wellington. If you know family or friends in these cities please pass this blog post along so they can know the best deals too!

Dillons and Hy-Vee

Just like last week the posts will be up later today. I will tell you to go here to check out the Mega Event that is back! I believe our ad matches up with this one.

See you this afternoon and be sure to check the widget on this site for NEW coupons that will aid you in getting FREE items in the Mega Event!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kid Fest: Free tickets

Every Year Topeka hosts what is called Kid Fest at the Topeka Expo Center. This year the event will be held on Saturday November 15th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets usually cost $4 at the door and kids under 2 are free. However, if you purchase something from the Wendy's at Huntoon and Gage and ask for Kid Fest tickets you will receive them for FREE!

This event is geared toward children and there will be a lot of things for them to do there. For more information please visit here.

Have fun!

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches: Price Breakdown

You can access this recipe here along with other great frugal recipes! Below are the ingredients and price break down

Slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches: Serves 8
  • 4 chicken breasts (2 lbs) - can be frozen (3 lb. bag costs 5.99 so 2lbs.=3.99
  • 2 cups ketchup (a bottle of about 3 cups costs 1.19 at Aldi) 2 cups=.79
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar (a 2 lb. bag at Aldi costs .99) 4 tablespoons= pennies
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce=pennies
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce=pennies
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar=pennies
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder=pennies
  • 1 8 ct. pack of buns=.79 (Aldi price)
I am going to guesstimate that for the last 5 ingredients of this recipe it might cost you maybe .50 cents.

Total for this meal=$6.07. Break it down per 8 servings=.76/serving. This is another one of those great meals we share with friends. If we won't be sharing it then I cut the recipe in half to fit our family and it only costs $3 to make!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Day Freebies!

I never thought to check into Election Day Freebies until a reader alerted me to the Starbucks freebie... thanks! Below is a list of possible freebies. Be sure to check with your local stores to make sure they are offering these!

Get a free sandwich if you turn in your "I voted" sticker

Free small coffee if you tell them you voted

Ben and Jerry's:
Free scoop of ice cream between 5-8p.m.
(bummer there isn't one in Topeka, but all you KC folk should enjoy this!

Krispy Kreme:
Free patriotic doughnut when you show your "I voted" sticker!
(we really need one of these too!)

If you know of any others that are in our regional area please feel free to comment! And please be sure to vote!!!!!!

Walgreens: Almay Money Maker!

This week at Walgreens Almay cosmetics are BIGI free. For the November ES #2 you can submit for a full rebate for 1 Almay one coat mascara (6.99). Here is the break down:
  • Buy 2 Almay 1 coat mascaras (6.99)=13.98
  • - Walgreens BIGI sale=-6.99
  • Use 2 $2/1 Almay cosmectic coupons from K-Mart beauty books=-4
  • Total= 2.99 and you can turn in a rebate for 6.99!
That is $4 in overage!

Other deals:

Shick quattor disposable razors 3 pack=5.99
Buy 2=11.98
Use BIGI Free coupon=-5.99
Use ES $3/1 coupon 2 times=-$6
Total=.01 profit!

Wrigley's 15 ct packs of gum are BIGI free with in-ad coupon
Buy 2
Use BIGI MF coupon
Use in-ad BIGI coupon
Get both FREE!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Menu Plan Monday for Nov. 3rd

Here is the plan. I always try to keep our grocery budget to $40 a week and under.

Left overs
Monday: BBQ chicken sandwiches with oven fries and green beans
Tuesday: Breakfast: sweet rolls (see a great deal at Dillons this week on these!), egg and sausage scramble over potatoes
Wednesday: Chicken and veggie stir fry over rice (didn't get this made last week)
Thursday: Beef and Bean burritos, chips and guacamole, and apple slices
Friday: Pizza as always!
Saturday: I never know:)

I will post the price break down for the BBQ chicken sandwiches on Tuesday so be sure to check back then!

Happy Monday!

CVS: November 2

The deals are slim, but here are the 2 I see and my plan!

Icebreakers sugar free gum 10 ct.=10/10

Buy 10=10
use 5 $1/2 coupons
=$5 and you get back 5 in EB= FREE GUM!

Pampers Jumbo packs=2/$20
Buy 2=$20
Use 2 1.50/1 coupons
=$17 and you get $5 back in EB so that is $12 for 2 packs.

My Plan:
2 Jumbo packs of pampers=$20
4 Crest Pro-Health Toothpastes (November monthly)=13.96
Use 2 1.50/1 pampers coupons=-3
Use 4 .75/1 Crest coupons=-3
Total=27.96, and I will get back 18.96 in EB.

I will "burn" about $9 in EB, but in my world it is worth it for the diapers! When you break it down it turns out to be 4.50 per jumbo pack- not a bad deal!


That is how I have been feeling a lot this past week so I apologize for the lack of posting. I hope to make it to CVS tomorrow and continue on with my Menu Plan Monday post and usual Tuesday recipe price breakdown. Thank you to all the faithfuls who continue to read this blog!