Saturday, January 10, 2009

CVS 1/11

The deals are SLIM this week. Here are some of the best deals:

M&M's Cupid's Mix 12.6 oz 2/$5
Buy 2 Get $2 eb back Limit 5

Revlon B1G1 $1.99 - $21.99 (Limit 6 Items)
-$2 revlon crt
-1/1 Beauty tool
-1/1 Cosmetic coupon
-2/1 Cosmetic coupon
Note: Most beauty tools are priced at the 1.99 price. So buy 2 at BIGI and use 2 1/1 coupons and you will get them FREE!

Kleenex tissues with lotion 3 pk =$3.69
get back 1 EB, limit 5
-$.50 Kleenex Facial Tissues 3 packages or 1 bundle pack
After EB and coupon your total woudl be $2.19 for 3 packs- good deal.

Nature Made BoGo psa $3.99 (Limit 6 Items)
-$2 Nature Made, Vitamin E
-Nature Made, Various
Buy 2 at 3.99 and use 2 2/1 coupons and get FREE vitamins!

BONUS VALUES LIMITED TIME ONLY 1/4/09-2/14/09 (see coupon match ups for these here)
Note: these are gone once they are gone so hurry if you want one of these deals. I noticed last week a lot of these were found in the center isles...
  • Cheerios cereal twin pk 24.5-28 oz $7.99 get $4 ECB limit 3
  • Cheez-It twin pk 20 oz total $6 get $3 ECB limit 5
  • Gold Emblem almonds twin pk 21.6 oz total $7.99 get $1 ECB limit 5
  • Fiber one or Nature Valley Bars twin pk 14-17.8 oz total $6.99 get $3 ECB limit 3
  • Pledge 12.5 oz with Duster $4.59 get $1 ECB limit 5
  • Glade PlugIns scented oil refills 2 pk 1.42 oz total or essential oil candle twin pk $5.49 get $2 ECB limit 5
  • Bounce lint roller bonus twin pk $7.99 get $2 ECB limit 5
  • Shout twin pk 44 oz total $4.99 get $1 ECB limit 5
  • Nature's Bounty Co Q-10 Bonus 45 ct or fish oil bonus 120 ct B1G1 free + get $3 ecblimit 4
  • Excedrin Migraine, Extra Strength or PM 100+24 ct Bonus $8.99 get $3 ECB limit 5
  • Tylenol 8 hr or arthritis bonus 50+50 ct $7.49 get $2 ECB limit 5
  • Advil Bonus 100+24 ct or liquid gels 80+20 ct $9.99 get $1 ECB limit 5
  • Kleenex tissues with lotion 3 pk $3.69 get $1 ECB limit 5
  • Children's Triaminic day & night time thin strips value pk 28 ct total $11.97 get $3 ECB limit 5
  • SoyJoy fruit & soy bar 6 pk $6 get $6 ECB FREE Limit now confirmed to be 10!!!
  • Kotex pads 16-20 ct with Bonus pantiliners 16 ct $4.99 get $2 ECB limit 5

Visit here for the scoop on how to possible get a FREE Glade oil scented warmer!

I am not posting a plan this week, but I will be sure to post what I do get if I make the trip this week.

Colgate Offer

You can get a FREE Colgate-Palmolive travel bag with samples and coupons when you purchase $15 worth of products!

See all info regarding this deal here!
Thanks Sarah!

My Dream Week!

I don't usually do a Super Savings Saturday post but this week called for one! For a hair snob like me scoring 6 bottles of FREE Garneir hair spray (my favorite!) was a dream. Then on top of that I scored 6 FREE Ben and Jerry's ice cream! Pregnant (18 weeks for me) or not FREE Ben and Jerry's is always a good thing! This was all at Walgreens!

Those items alone totaled $36 before coupons. After coupons it was all FREE! I also got some other great deals this week too! Be sure to check them out!

FREE Vitamins
at Walgreens!
FREE Toilet Paper at Dillons (Kroger)!
GREAT Hy-Vee specific coupons and a FREE Sheriden's cone on the back of my reciept!
FREE Tylenol cold and other products at CVS!

It was a great week! After scoring all the other free items my total savings for this week on these posted items alone was almost $80!!! If you live in this region be sure to check out all the ways you can save $ by shopping at Dillons and Hy-Vee this week. Many items are below the Aldi price!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

3-day Sale and MARKDOWNS!

I was in Dillons at 21st and Belle this morning and they had many markdowns throughout the store! The most noticeable one was milk! They are pricing a lot of their 1/2 gallons (not due to expire until the 15th/16th) down to 1.20-1.29!!!! Remember milk is freezable!

They are also having a 3 day sale:
  • 10 lb. bags of potatoes=2.99 (beats Aldi price of 3.99)
  • Ground beef=1.99/lb.
  • Saltines=10/10 (Aldi price)
There were a few others that I can't remember but if you need to go to Dillons today is the day to possibly do it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

FREE Toilet Paper!

Did you see the .50/1 Cottonelle toilet paper coupon on the widget???? It can be used on any Cottonelle toilet paper product. The best part is that the 4 ct. packs are regularly marked at .99 at most Dillons (Kroger) stores. Our stores here double coupons up to $1! Here is how it works:
  • Buy 1 4 ct pack of Cottonelle=.99
  • Use .50/1 coupon doubled=-$1
  • =FREE toilet paper!
Be sure to check out some other coupons. There was a 1/1 Kellogs coupon I noticed that come in handy for the Kellogs/FREE milk deal going on at Dillons!

Dillons 1/7-1/13

There are definitely a few staple items that make it worth hitting up Dillons this week! Remember my goal is to always find things that are cheaper than Aldi since the reports say they even beat Walmart prices by 20%! If you don't share our same flyer chances are some of your deals are the same but always be sure to double check!
  • 12 ct. large Dillons eggs=10/10 (beats the Aldi price of 1.39 this week)
  • Kroger 8 oz. shredded cheese=1.88/1 (beats the Aldi price of 2.99/12 oz)
  • Boneless pork loin =BIGI free
  • 24 oz cottage cheese=1.99 (beats the Aldi price of 2.12)
  • Kroger individual cups of yogurt=3/$1 (beats the Aldi price of .43/1)
  • 4 lb. bags of Naval Oranges=2.99/1 (GOOD PRICE!)
  • 5 lb. bags of Grapefruit=2.99/1 (GOOD PRICE!)
  • Kroger blocks of cream cheese=1.09 (same as Aldi price)
  • Kellogg's Cereal, Nutri-Grain bars or Special K Bars or Bites=$3/8 When you buy 3 you get a FREE GALLON OF MILK! There are 1/1 coupons out for certain varieties of Kellogs cereal. Deal Idea* Buy 3 boxes of Kellogs cereal that the coupons are for=$8. Use 3 1/1 coupons your total is now $5 for 3 boxes of cereal and a FREE Gallon of MILK! Your cereal=1.67/box (beats Aldi price) and your milk is FREE!
  • Honeysuckle ground turkey 93% lean=BIGI with prices for 1=3.49. When you buy 2 you get each 1 for $1.75.
  • Bar S hot dogs are 10/10. Register here for possible coupons making this a better deal!
P&G Saver Event!
When you spend $25 or more on participating P&G products (look for yellow tags in store) you will get an instant $5 off your total- good through 1/13. I am not going to reinvent the wheel on this and am directing you to this blog here for price/coupon match up details. Remember that some of our prices may vary. Be sure to load P&G coupons to your Dillons card here!

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.

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

If you don't live in this region or are looking for an ad for another store I hope you visit The Grocery Gathering found here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stir Fry and Recipe breakdown:

This is my real simple not so organized version of stir fry:)

Chicken Stir-Fry (feeds 3-4)
  • 2 chicken breasts cubed (about 1 lb.)=1.99 ( if you buy the bagged kind)
  • little olive oil
  • 1/2 of red bell pepper (Aldi 3 pack of colored peppers =2.68 so 1/2 of 1 pepper=.45
  • 1/2 of green bell pepper=.45
  • 1/2 of yellow or orange bell pepper=.45
  • handful of baby carrots sliced (1lb. bag =.99 at Aldi my guess that a handful=.20)
  • 1 yellow onion=.19 (a 5ct. bag at Aldi is usually around .99)
  • about 3 tbsp. of teriyaki sauce=pennies
  • about 1 tbsp . of soy sauce=pennies
  • salt and pepper for seasoning=pennies
  • 2 cups of cooked rice=.25
Cube, season and cook chicken and cook in olive oil until white on all sides. Add in veggies and sauce and cook until chicken and veggies are done. Put over rice.

This is seriously my own made-up recipe and it unfortunately shows:) I just cook it so it tastes good:)

All together this meal costs about $4 to make or $1 per serving. You can add in other veggies if you want. This is the simple most cost effective way that included some variety of veggies that I knew to do. I freeze the other half of the peppers to use in stir fry again or for other meals I plan to make.

Clark Color Labs 50 Prints for .50 cents!

You have until January 8th (Thursday) to claim your 50 prints for .50 cents from Clark Color labs! Use coupon code 1CENT4x6. If you have never signed up with Clark before you will get an extra 2o FREE prints just for signing up!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hy-Vee Coupons!

I was in Hy-Vee today and I wanted to point out 2 more reasons to visit there this week despite the GREAT SALES they have going on!

1st when I walked in I was handed a coupon booklet of Hy-Vee specific coupons!

2nd they are doing a 3 day sale ending tomorrow along with their weekly sale:
  • 12 ct Large eggs=.99 (beats the Aldi price of 1.39 this week)
  • 1 gal. of milk=2.99 (Aldi price is lower)
  • 5lb. bag of russet potatoes=.99 (beats the Aldi price of 3.99 for 10lbs)
The best part of my trip was the coupon on the back of my receipt for a FREE Sheridan's scoop or single cone!!!!

Walgreens: Bayer Special!

In this week's coupon inserts there was a rebate for up to $10 for buying qualifying Bayer items. These include Bayer, Aleve products, One a day vitamins, Neo-synephrine nose spray, Alka seltzer plus, Flintones vitamins, Citracil and Phillips.

Walgreens is also running a register reward deal where if you buy $20 in some of these products products you get $10 in RR back.

From the looks of the rebate form you need to buy seperate products in order for this to work meaning you don't want to buy 2 of the same item. You get a rebate for the 1/2 of the amount of the product less the coupon. So this is how it will play out the best from what I see:
  • Buy 1 Aleve-D product=$5
  • Buy 1 Bayer Asprin=$5
  • Buy 1 Flinstones vitamin (60ct)=$5
  • Buy 1 One a day vitamin (kids gummies 50 ct)=$5
-1/1 Aleve coupon
-1/1 Bayer coupon
-1/1 Flinstones coupon
-1/1 One a day vitamin coupon
New total=$16 and you get $10 in RR back.

For the rebate they will give you half the amount of what you paid for the product less the coupon. So after coupons our total was $16 making half of that $8. Essentially you will get back $8 from Bayer for the rebate.

So after RR and the rebate you actually make $2 buying these products!

You can still get items for free or make some money if you suppliment other products in. Just make sure you account for the price difference!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for Jan. 5th

Now that school is starting again I am slowly getting used to the idea that Christmas break is over and I need to plan my meals. Here is our plan for this week. Remember I usually stick to a $40/week budget for all food included breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to check our local grocery deals here, here and here!

Sunday: Mac and Cheese
Monday: Sloppy Joes/oven fries/baked beans
Tuesday: Sausage and egg scramble over potatoes/sweet rolls/apple slices
Wednesday: Spinach bacon pasta toss/garden salad
Thursday: Chicken stir fry over rice/orange slices
Friday: Pizza as always!
Saturday: I never know:)

I will have the recipe and price breakdown to my version of chicken stir fry up Tuesday. See you then!

My CVS Trip:

Since I didn't post a plan along with yesterday's post I thought I would post how I got $3.01 in overage today!

Transaction 1:
2 Colgate Max Fresh toothpastes=$5 (get 2 EB back wyb 2)
2 Stayfree maxi pads=$9 (part of J&J buy $20 get 10 EB back)
2 Tylenol Cold products at $6/1=$12 (part of J&J buy $20 get $10 EB back)
1 Garneir hair spray=$2.99 (get 2 EB back)
-2/1 Stayfree CRT
-1.50/1 Colgate CRT (email coupon)
-2 1.50/1 Colgate coupons =-$3
-BIGI stayfree coupon=-$4.50
-2 1.50/1 Tylenol cold peelies found on package=-$3
-1/1 Garnier coupon
New total=13.99, paid in EB and got back $14 in EB=.01 MONEYMAKER!!!

Transaction 2&3 were the same
2 Colgate toothpastes=$5
-1.50/1 email CRT
-2 1.50/1 Colgate coupons
Total=.50 and I got back $2 in EB=1.50 Moneymaker!!!

All together I ended up making $3.01!

Walgreens 1/4-1/10

I have come to really love this blog here! So this week I am going to ask that you visit there to see all the great Walgreens deals that have been posted for the week!

Take note of the FREE Garneir, Electrasol, Reynolds foil and BEN AND JERRY's to be had!!!!!