Saturday, November 22, 2008

CVS for Nov. 23

Well this week doesn't have great deals but The Black Friday sale will be awesome! Below are the deals I see. Be sure to check back Thursday for all the Black Friday info... you won't want to miss it! And for you seasoned CVSer's who never get any $/$$ coupons any more, I had a $10/$50 print out the other day and it expires at the end of the week. It will come in might handy for the Black Friday sale!
Maybelline Mineral Foundation=$8.99 limit 1
Get back 8.99 in EB=FREE!
There are supposedly 3/1 coupons and 2/1 coupons out but I don't have them? I am wondering if our Market just didn't get them. If you are in a different market and have these coupons this is a MONEY MAKER!

Complete Multi Purpose Solution=8.99 limit 1
Get back 8.99 in EB=FREE!
Use 1/1 coupon to make $1 in OVERAGE!
Or Use this (click link at bottom) 2/1 coupon for $2 in OVERAGE!

Right Guard Professional=$7.99 Limit 5
Get back $7 in EB= $1 for 1!

My Plan:
1 Maybelline=8.99
1 Complete Solution=8.99
-2/1 Complete coupon
New Total= 15.98 and I will get back 17.98 in EB=


Starting (tomorrow) Sunday at 12:01 A.M. you can go to Dr. Pepper's website and print a coupon for a FREE 20 oz. Dr. Pepper! These coupons will be honored until Feb. 28th. Read more about this here!

(Note: This coupon is only available for 24 hours!)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Week in Review (Nov. 21st)

There were quite a few posts this week so I will highlight just a few:
  1. See how to get Starbucks for only 4.50/bag here
  2. Make sure you check out this post here to see how you can get Topeka specific coupons!
  3. See how to get Free Sauve at Walgreens here
  4. And be sure to see how I earned a FREE $25 gift card to Motherhood Maternity here!
As always make sure you stock up on your groceries with the great sales going on at Dillons and Hy-Vee!

Have a great weekend!

Attention Coffee Lovers!

You have until the end of the day tomorrow (22nd) to do this deal. Starbucks coffee is on sale at Target for $7 a bag this week. When you buy 2 bags you get a $5 gift card back! So here is the break down
  • Buy 2 bags of Starbucks at $7/1=$14.00
  • Get a $5 gift card back=$9
That is only $4.50/bag for STARBUCKS coffee!!! That is a steal if you ask me! Remember gourmet coffee makes a great Christmas gift!

Walgreens: Double Dipping

Well I guess being pregnant caused me to totally forget about one of my favorite days of month... double dipping at Walgreens! You can see a few FREEBIES here!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lowes: Sale!

A reader wrote in to say she was in our Topeka Lowe's and they had a bunch of boarder and wall paper marked down to $3-$5! She said they could be found in carts. Might be worth checking out if you are need!

Coupon Update:

See all other Dillons deals here. Below is an update to a few deals:

Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese sale: When you buy 5 bars at 1.25/1 you get back a $2 off your next order catalina. This makes it 5 bars for 4.25 or .85/1. If you have any of the .50/2 coupons this will make the deal even better! Use 2 along with this deal to get all 5 bars for only 2.25 (after coupons double). That is .45/bar!!!!

Betty Crocker pouch potatoes: These are 10/10 this week. Use a .35/1 coupon doubled along with the .30/1 coupon to get these FREE!

See other Hy-Vee deals here:

Hy-Vee condensed soups: These are on an end cap and are marked at 3/$1! Pretty good deal! Thanks for the heads up Cheri!

Evenflo coupon!

If you are planning to be buying any Evenflo products in the near future this coming Saturday (the 22nd) just might be the day to do it. Babies R Us is having a one day sale. This flier here contains a coupon for a FREE $25 gas gift card when you purchase $99 or more of Evenflo products! Considering this about what a car seat costs that shouldn't be hard.

The average price around Topeka lately for a tank of gas is $1.69/gallon so $25 just might fill up your tank!

Topeka Coupons!

I was just recently introduced to Capital City Coupons. This site contains Topeka specific coupons for all kinds of places. There are food discounts, oil changes and even some coupons for hair cuts! Be sure to check the site out here!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hy-Vee 11/19-11/25

Looks like between Dillons and Hy-Vee this week you can score some good deals!
  • Hy-Vee Basted whole turkey=.79/lb.
  • Sweet potatoes are .49/lb. (better deal Dillons or Apple Market this week)
  • Hy-Vee 1lb packs of butter 1.99 (beats Aldi price)
  • Midwest county fair mandarin canned oranges are 2/$1
  • Selected varieties of Hy-Vee canned fruit=.88/1
  • Garden Club light corn syrup=1.48 (beats Aldi price)
  • Libby's canned pumpkin=.99/1 (use $1/2 printable to get these for .50/1!)
  • Nestle Toll house morsels are 1.99/1 (use .50/1 or 1.00/2 coupon to get these for 1.50/1)
  • French's fried onions 6 oz. cans are 2.49/1 (use. 50/1 coupon to get these for 1.99/1) This is a better deal than what Walgreens has this week!
  • Hy-Vee flour =1.48/1 (Aldi is 1.70 and higher)
  • Select General Mills cereal=$2 (use .55/1 coupons from the widget to get these for 1.50/1)
  • Hy-Vee brand cups of yogurt are 20/$8 or .40/1 (beats Aldi price)
  • 12 oz of Hy-Vee brand cottage cheese=.99
  • Dole salad mixes are 2/$3 (use .50/1 coupon to get these for $1!)
  • Naval oranges are .77/lb.!
  • Granny smith apples are .99/lb.
  • Bird's Eye veggies are .88/1 (use .35/1 coupons to get these for .53/1!, I think Dillons has the better deal this week though)
  • 80% lean ground beef=1.79 with in-ad coupon
Have a great week! Remember to check here for the Dillons post and here for the Apple Market. Also don't froget to visit the widget to see what great coupons there might be!

Dillons 11/19-11/27

Take note that this ad runs until next Thursday instead of the usual Tuesday! There are some great deals to be had this week! Make sure you check out how to get Kraft cream cheese for .85/bar!!!
  • Jennie O whole frozen turkey=.77/lb. (great price!)
  • Kroger 5 lb. bags of potatoes are BIGI (Aldi 10 pound bags are 3.89 so I am not sure which is the better deal?)
  • Kroger Veggies are 2/$1 (Aldi are .49/can)
  • Kroger Cheese=3/$5 or 1.67/1 (beats Aldi price!)
  • Kroger cans of broth=2/$1 (not sure on Aldi price... maybe .45/1?)
  • 7-Up and Pepsi 12-packs are 2.75/1 WYB 4
  • Cool whip=.88/1
  • Kroger sour cream and cream cheese bars=.98/1 (beats the Aldi price!)
  • Kroger/Green Giant/Birds eye frozen veggies=.98/1 (use .35/1 BE coupon to get those for .28/1!) (use GG .50/2 to get 2 boxes for .98 or .44/1!)
  • Folders big cans of coffee are 5.98/1 (use .25/1 doubled coupon to get these for 5.48!)
  • 8 oz. Daisy Sour cream=10/10 (Use .50/1 coupon doubled to get this FREE!)
  • Kroger canned fruit=10/10 (beats aldi price)
  • Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese=4/$5 or 1.25/1 (There is a catalina promotion for these... buy 5 get $2 back, buy 6 get $3 and buy 7 get $4. If you buy $5 your total=6.25 and you get back a $2 catalina to use towards your next purchase so you get 5 blocks of cream cheese for 4.25 or .85/1!- ends 11/30) What a deal!
  • Betty Crocker pouches of potatoes are 10/10. (use .35/1 doubled coupon to get these for .30/1!)
  • Libby's canned pumpkin=10/10 again (Use 1/2 printable to get these for .50/1!)
  • Dole Canned Fruit=10/10 (Use .55/2 coupons to get these for .50/1!!!!)
  • Kroger Saltines are .97/1 (beats Aldi price)
  • Celary=.88/1
  • Sweet potatoes are .44/lb.!
Remember one great way to continue to support this blog is to print your coupons from the widget I have on this site. You can also be sure to spread the word to friends and family that share our same Dillons ad in these great cities: Topeka, Lawrence, Winfield, Arkansas City, Hutchinson and Wellington. (take note that this week's ad is good for our Topeka stores only.)

***Be sure to also check out and for great E-Coupons that can be added to your Kroger card!

Hy-Vee will be posted later today. Be sure to head over to Cara's blog for the Apple Market deals. Also please alert me to coupon match ups that I may have missed!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another FREE Gift Card!

About 6 weeks ago I posted about how I earned a FREE $25 gift card to Applebees. I am excited to say that I have enough points to choose another $25 gift card to a merchant of my choice. How do I do this? I use a program called MyPoints.

Since we live on such a tight budget this is often how we are able to enjoy a dinner out or new clothing. MyPoints has many merchants you can redeem your points with including restaurants and retail.

So far we have gotten: $25 Barnes and Noble card, $25 Panera Card, $50 towards Chilis (we loves this place!) and a $25 Applebee's gift card. I signed my email up about a year and half ago. Once I saw how easy it was I even signed up my husband's email! We average 1 gift card about every 4-5 months.

How MyPoints works:
Once you sign up you will be sent a series of emails everyday (about 5). Note: these emails in and of themselves will not generate spam mail! You earn points for simply clicking through the email and if it is an offer you want to sign up for you earn extra points upon sign up. Regardless, you get at least 5 points for just reading the email! You can also earn points by completing the surveys they send. Another great point earning opportunity is to shop through MyPoints. If you are going to be purchasing something online be sure to see if MyPoints is an affiliate with the store you are shopping at. If they are you can earn points per dollar spent. Some stores offer 10 points per dollar!

So where am I getting my card this time? Well since we just heard the wonderful heartbeat of baby #2 at my 10 week appointment yesterday I guess it is safe to say I will be redeeming my points for a gift card to Motherhood Maternity!

If you are interested in this program be sure to explore the link below!
Earn Rewards at MyPoints.

Walgreens: Free Suave

Thanks to Blaire for pointing this deal out! Our local Walgreens are selling Sauve Shampoo (33% more free) for 2/2.25 this week. There are RRs to be had on this deal as well. Here is the scenario:
  • Buy 4 Sauve Shampoos=4.50
  • Use 2 .75/2 coupons=-1.50
  • Total=$3 and you will get back $3 in RR for buying 4!=FREE!

Cheeseburger Rolls: price break down

The recipe for this can be found here. Below is a price break down of the ingredients:

Cheeseburger Rolls: Makes 6
  • 1 Batch of Ninety Minute dough= $1 (based on the ingredients this is my guesstimate)
  • 1/4 lb. hamburger (I use 1/2 pound) I never pay more than 1.99/lb. for ground beef=$1 for 1/2 pound
  • 1/2 tsp onion sald=pennies
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt=pennies
  • salt and pepper to taste=pennies
  • 1 c. shredded cheese (your choice) I never pay more than 1.78 for a 2 cup bag=.89
Total for this meal=2.89 or .48/roll. I always double this recipe and freeze what we don't eat. It makes for a great quick meal later on!

E-mail Me Button

I wanted to update you to a new feature on this site: the E-Mail Me button. This is located at the top right hand corner of this blog. I would like you to use this feature in order to ask me questions or alert me to a deal you know about. I am looking to add more posts that are specific to our regional area. This includes Lawrence, K.C., and Manhattan since I am aware of many readers living in these areas. If you know of a great sale, a free event, or awesome coupons please email me and I will be sure to post your ideas and give you the credit.

When you click on the e-mail me button it will automatically open up whatever email program your computer uses. If you use a hotmail or gmail account just right click the button and choose "copy email address." You then can paste the email address into which ever online email program you use.

I hope that sounds easy enough and you find this tool helpful!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mega Event: Ends Soon!

Here is round #2 and #3 I did for the Mega Event. You can see #1 here:

3 Tony's Pizzas at $2/1=$6
1 Dannon 4 pack=$2
1 GM cereal=$2
1 Land O lakes butter=$2.50
2 Daisy Sour creams=$4
1 Nestle Toll House choc chips=$2.5
1 Tylenol=$2.50

-$5/10 items
-1/1 Dannon coupon
-.55/1 doubled GM cereal coupon=-1.00
-1/1 Land O lakes coupon
- 2 .35 doubled Daisy coupes (found in Hy-vee a few months back)=-1.40
-.50/1 doubled Nestle coupon=-1.00
-1/1 Tylenol coupon
New total=10.10! That is a savings of 50%!!!

1 Hefty Freezer bags=1.50
1 Nestle choc chips=2.50
2 Scotch brite scrubbers=2.00
1 Scotch brite lent roller=1.00
1 Breyers Ice cream=3.00
1 Swiss miss =1.00
1 toaster strudel=2.00
1 Eagle Milk=2.00
1 Pledge=3.00

-$5/1o items
-.50/1 Hefty bag coupon doubled=-1
-.50/1 Nestle coupon=-1
- 2 .50/1 Scotch doubled coupons=-2
-1/1 scotch lint roller coupon
-.50/1 Breyer's doubled coupon=-1
-.55/1 Swiss miss doubled coupon=-1
-.50/1 Eagle coupon doubled=-1
-2/1 pledge coupon (printed online a month ago)
New total=$3!

Including all 3 rounds I was able to get $56 worth of groceries for only $17!!! That is a savings of 70%!

This Sale ends at Midnight on Tuesday November 18th so be sure to get all your deals in before then! See all details of this Mega Event under this post here! Scroll down until you find the header Mega Event.

Menu Plan Monday:

Better late than never right?:) Here is our $40/week plan:

Sunday: Some wonderful friends treated us to dinner at their house and so I brought Apple Crisp for dessert
Monday: Chick-Fil-A!!! We are members of Modern Woodman Insurance and every month they do what they call a "camp dinner" This month it happens to be at Chick-fil-A. They give everybody $3 toward their meal! We shouldn't have a problem eating for "cheap" tonight!
Tuesday: Taco Salad/corn/orange slices
Wedneday: Baked ham/roasted sweet potatoes/baked beans
Thursday: Cheeseburger rolls/green beans/fruit (didn't get made last week)
Friday: Pizza like always!
Saturday: Dinner at a friends

I will post the price breakdown for Cheeseburger Rolls tomorrow. See you then!

Lifeway: $5/$20 coupon!

If you go here you can sign up to receive email's from Lifeway Christian Stores. In doing so you will be sent a $5/$20 purchase coupon! Just in time for Holiday shopping!

CVS:Free batteries

Most of you may know about the Duracell battery deal going on at CVS:

Get $15 in EB wyb (when you buy) $20 worth of Duracell, limit 3
Duracell - AA, AAA 8 pk, C, D 4 pk, 9V 2 pk =5.99
Duracell- AA, AAA 16 pk, C, D 6 pk, 9 V 4 pk=9.99

There are a few clarifying items I would like to share about our Topeka store.

Our store does have the $5/2 CVS coupon that you may have read about on other blogs. It was not put out until yesterday morning and they are hanging above the batteries. The batteries can be found on an end cap at the front of the store across from the photo counter. Take note that some batteries are marked "digital" and I am not sure they are apart of the deal.

Another thing you need to know is that there has been some difficulty in using ECB's to pay for these. If you plan to use ECBs that are greater than a $5 amount I suggest you pay in ECBs first and then use your $5/2 CVS coupon. I don't know why but after your $5/2 coupon is scanned the computer is having a hard time taking any ECB's that are over $5. Here is what your deal could possibly look like:
  • Buy 1 large Duracell Battery pack at 9.99
  • Buy 2 small packs at 5.99=11.98
  • Total=21.97
  • Use $5/2 CVS coupon (you may only use 1 in 1 transaction!)
  • Use 3 .75/1 MF coupons=-2.25
  • Total=14.72
  • Pay in EB, and get back $15 in EB!= FREE BATTERIES!
Note: If you have EB's that are $5 or greater pay with your $14.72 in EB's first! Then use your MF coupons and finally the CVS $5/2.

If you are a new reader an this makes no sense I totally apologize! For those of you seasoned CVSers I hope this helps!