Friday, January 23, 2009

CVS 1/25

Below are the best deals I see for the week. Let me know of anything I miss!

Get 5 ECB wyb $20 of Huggies, Limit 1

Wipes/Wash =$3
Huggies diapers/pullups= $10
There are .50/1 wipes coupons, 1/1 wash coupons, 1.50/1 jumbo copuons and 2/1 Pull-Ups to be used
  • My deal Idea
  • 1 Jumbo pack of diapers=$10
  • 1 pack of pull ups=$10
  • Total=$20
  • - 1.50/1 Huggies MF
  • -2/1 Pull Ups MF
  • -2/1 Pull Ups CRT
  • Total= 14.5 and I will get $5 in EB back=9.50 for 2 packs of diapers or 4.75/1!!!
New Gillette Fusion Gamer, Venus Breeze Spa or Embrace Sister=$7.99 Limit 1
Get 4 EB back wyb 1
Use 4/1 Gillette Fusion coupon to get this item FREE!

Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Pantene Restoratives or Expressions shampoo, conditioner, maskor balm =$4.99, Limit 5
Get 3 EB back wyb 1
Use 2/1 Gillette coupon to get this item FREE!
use 1/1 coupon for all other products to get them for .99/1!

5 ECB wyb $10 of Almay (psa $1.99) Limit 3
There are $2/10 cosmetic purchase CRTs to be used
Use 1/1 coupons
*Depending on what you buy and if you have the 2/10 CRT you could possibly get some free Almay!*

CVS tissues 120 ct 2/$1 Limit 8

The Pepsi Deal is back again this week!
Qualifying products are as follows:
  • AQUAFINA 12 PK.2/6
  • lays 10.5-11 oz. 2/6
  • pepsi 2 liter 4/5
  • pepsi 12 pk. 4/12
  • stacys chips 2/6
  • starbucks frappuchinno 3/5
  • tostitos 10-13 2/6
The best deal I see is to buy 7 12 packs of pepsi at $3 each=$21
After your 10 EB back for spending $20= $11 for all 7 12 packs or $1.57/1!

If you would like to send for this rebate here for $15 in Pepsi/Frito Lay coupons this is the best deal: note: be sure to read the qualifications for yourself on the rebate form!
  • Buy 4 12 Packs=$12
  • Buy 3 bags of lay's potato chips=$9
  • Total=$21
Get $10 back so pay $11 for 4 12 packs of Pepsi and 3 bags of Lays!


Here is what I got today as apart of the Dillons MEGA EVENT! Not pictured up top are the Green Giant steamers I got. You seriously don't want to miss the great deals!

I did 3 qualifying deals in one traction (the max amount you can do):
  • 2 Coffemate creamers=5.98
  • 7 2% milk Kraft cheeses (4 bags, 1 bar and 2 packages of singles)=13.93
  • 3 bags of Chex Mix=6.27
  • 1 box of Fiber One bars=2.59
  • 1 Kraft mayo=2.99
  • 1 Velveeta=4.99
  • 2 Pace Picante sauces=4.00
  • 1 Kleenex Lotion=1.59
  • 2 bags of Gold Fish crackers=3.18
  • 10 bags of Green Giant Steamers=15.00
Total before ALL coupons=$60.52
  • -$5 off for purchasing 10 qualifying items
  • -$5 off for purchasing 10 qualifying items
  • -$5 off for purchasing 10 qualifying items
  • -1.50/1 coffee mate coupon
  • -.50/1 coffee mate doubled=-1
  • - 7 .75/1 Kraft coupons (found near cheese at store)=-$7
  • -3 .50/1 Chex coupons doubled=-$3
  • - .60/1 Chex shortcuts coupon
  • -.60/1 Chex cellfire coupon
  • -.50/1 Fiber one coupon doubled=-$1
  • -.75/1 Fiber one shortcuts coupon
  • - 1/1 Kraft Mayo coupon
  • -1/1 Velveeta coupon
  • -.75/2 pace coupon doubled=-$1
  • -.40/1 Kleenex coupon=-.80
  • -10 .50/1 Steamer coupons doubled=-$10
New total after coupons=$16.27+ tax! That is a savings of 73%!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A little houskeeping...

I don't usually do posts like this but it has come to my attention that many area cashiers at different stores are becoming very cautious about coupons. They are becoming so cautious that often a manger needs to be called to verify that the coupon is valid. This is mainly happening with internet coupons. A manager at a local Walgreens confirmed that they have received emails from their corporate office encouraging them to be on the look out for fraudulent coupons or in other words internet coupons that have been printed and then copied on a copy machine.

Walgreens and other stores are learning how to tell if an internet coupon is legitimate or not. Each coupon that is printed off the internet has the barcode that the cashier scans and then it has a seperate code found in the top right hand corner of the coupon. That code in the top right hand corner is different on every coupon printed. If the code is the same on 2 coupons then the managers know that the coupon has been copied.

When copied coupons are used it is very possible that the store is then not reimbursed for the coupon. It is important that we use coupons correctly so that we are not taking advantage of the companies that offer them or the stores we shop at.

I am not posting this suggesting that any of my readers copy coupons, however, I wanted to make you aware of what I have learned.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hy-Vee 1/21-1/27

Hy-Vee is pretty slim this week, however they have a few deals that I will make the trip for!
  • 80% lean 1 lb. ground beef rolls=$1.49 (GREAT PRICE-stock up!!!)
  • Skippy PB=.99 (use .60/1 coupons to them for .39!!!- limit 2)
  • Disney Jumbo naval oranges=.49/1lb. (any fruit for .99/lb. or less is a great price!)
  • Sunkist lemons=3/$1
  • 2lb. bag of Grimway carrots=.99
  • Grapes are 1.58/lb. (a little more than Aldi but not much)
  • 3 lb. bags of Pinata apples=$2.99 (great price!)
  • 4 ct pack of multi-colored peppers=$2.99 ( Aldi price for 3 is 2.79)
Remember the best way to support this blog besides your readership is to continue using the widget found here. If you would like to see deals at other grocery stores be sure to visit the Grocery Gathering here!

See the weekly Dillons (Kroger) deals here and the Apple market deals here!

If you are ever in the store and notice any 2,3 or 4 day sales going on feel free to post those deals under the comment section or email me.

Dillons 1/21-1/27

The quarterly Mega Event is back! This one is not as great as ones we have seen in the past, but there are still some great deals to be had!

Regular deals for this week:
  • Dillons 1 gal. of milk=2.99 ( Aldi is consistently 2.75-2.90 for their 1 gallons)
  • 5 lb. bags of Kroger potatoes are BIGI FREE with prices starting at 2.99 (that is 10 lb.s for 2.99- beats the Aldi price of 3.99)
  • Cambell's select harvest or chunky soups=4/5 or 1.25/1. Use .50/2 coupon doubled to get these for .75/1)
  • Many fresh pork items are 40% OFF!
  • Nestle Toll House morsals are 2/4. Buy 3 and use $1/3 coupon and get 3 bags for $5 or 1.67/1 (1.69/1 is the Aldi price for many of their speciality chips such as white chocolate or butterscotch)
  • Huggies Jumbo pack of diapers,pull ups and good nights are $9.99. Use 2/1 Pull-ups coupon combined with 2/1 Pull Ups coupon to get a pack for $5.99!
Save $5 Instantly When You Buy Any Combination of 10 Participating Items listed below (limit 3 rewards per transaction)

NOTE: The Price listed is assuming you have bought 10 items and have received the $5 off or .50 discount per item has been taken.

  • Kraft cheese (bars/shreds/singles)=1.49 (there were .75/1 coupons for the 2% variety buy the cheese a few weeks back that I snagged making these packages .49/1!!!)
  • Pepsi 12 packs=$2.99
  • Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh lunch meat or hotdogs=$2.50
  • Lays Potato chips=1.77
  • Kraft Mayo or miracle whip=$2.49
  • Philadelphia cream cheese=$1.00
  • Green Giant steamers=$1.00 (use .50/1 coupon to get these FREE!)
  • Nabisco snack crackers=$1.89
  • Heinze Ketchup 32-36 oz.=$1.50
  • Pace Picante sauce 16 oz.=$1.50 (use .75/2 coupons to get these jars for $1.00)
  • Planter's Peanuts 16 oz=$2.00
  • Cheetos 11 oz bags=$2.00
  • 2 lb. blocks of Velveeta=$4.49 (use $1/1 coupons here to get this for $3.49/1- beats Aldi!)
  • Tombstone Pizzas=$2.50
  • Hungry Man dinners=$2.50
  • Chex Mix=$1.69 (use .50/1 Mf coupon doubled and .60/1 coupon here to get a bag for FREE or .69/1 if you can't load the shortcuts coupon)
  • Orville popcorn=$1.69 (use 1/1 coupon here to get a box for .69!)
  • Nature Valley or Fiber One bars=$2.09 (use .50/1 coupons doubled to get each box for $1.09!) (you can also combine with .75/1 shortcuts coupon for fiber one to get a box for .34!)
  • Quaker cereal=$2.09 (use $1/2 Life coupons to get both boxes for $3.09 or $1.55/1)
  • Quaker instant oatmeal=$2.09 (use .70/1 coupon to get this for $1.09)
  • Coffee mate creamer 32 oz.=$2.49 (use .50/1 coupon to get this for $1.49!) or this $1.50/1 coupon here to get is for .99!
  • Goldfish crackers=$1.09 (GREAT PRICE!)
  • Tyson meal kits=$5.49
  • Kleenex=$1.09 (use .50/3 coupons to get them for .76/1) or (buy the lotion kind if it qualifies and use .40/1 coupon to get a box for .29)
I am sure there are more qualifying products that you will see in the store not listed in the ad. Keep your eyes peeled and let us know of any other great deals!

*Don't forget our Dillons double coupons up to a $1. If you are not sure on your store's policy ask a manager. If you are not sure what "doubling coupons" means please be sure to read here!*

One great way to continue to support this blog is to print your coupons from the widget found here. 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. Also be sure to visit Cara's blog here for the scoop on Apple Market deals!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Personal Update

I wanted to update you all on some news we found out today. We are having another boy! I am 19 weeks and everything on the ultrasound looked good!

Walgreens: Orajel Money Maker!

In the last weekend's coupon inserts there was a $1/1 Orajel coupon and attached was an explanation on how to get an $8 rebate for this item! This month at Walgreens the Cold Sore Brush or 8 Pack of Patches is FAR. You can also send in for the Orajel rebate. Here is how it works:
  • Buy 1 FAR Orajel item=8.49
  • -1/1 coupon
  • =7.49 + tax OOP
Send in for $8.49 Walgreens rebate (do online) and the $8 Orajel rebate and you will make $9!!!

It is my understanding that you don't need the rebate form that was attached to the coupon. All you need to do is mail your name, address, state and zip along with your original receipt (dated 1/11/09 or after) with item and priced circled and the UPC from the package to:

January 2009 $8.00 Rebate Offer
C/O Best marketing Inc.
P.O. Box 180779
Casselberry, FL 32718

See all details on this rebate here!

Inauguration Day FREEBIES!

Make sure you check out this site here for a list of all the FREE things to be had today!

Love Department Store Cosmetics?

Don't forget to check this out today! It has been confirmed that our Topeka Dillards is participating!!!!

If you are a department store cosmetic lover then you just might LOVE this! As part of a class action settlement, $175 million worth of free cosmetics products will be distributed to "class members" for a maximum of seven days, while supplies last, on a first come, first served basis, beginning on January 20, 2009. No rain checks will be issued. "Class members" will be able to get 1 free product of varying department store cosmetic brands. Locally, both Dillards and Macy's are listed as stores that are participating in this 1 item "giveaway".

If you would like to see other participating stores and find out if you are a "class member" please go here to see ALL DETAILS!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Yoplait Whips= .20/1!

As I posted last week Y0-Plait individual cups of yogurt are on sale 5/$3 until tomorrow (20th) at Dillons. There are .60/3 Whips coupons and .40/6 coupons on that can be loaded on your card. There is also a .40/6 MF coupon to be combined with these. To my surprise this is how my Yo-Plait deal played out at Dillons today:
  • bought 6 Yo-Plait whips=3.60
  • -.60/3 Yo-plait whips coupon
  • -.60/3 Y0-plait whips coupon
  • -.40/6 Yo-Plait coupon
  • -.40/6 MF coupon doubled=-.80
Total=$1.20 for all 6 or .20/1!!!

I wasn't expecting all 3 coupons from to come off but they did which made for a very sweet deal! You never know, it might happen for you too if you have those coupons loaded on you card!

A few other good deals to be had:

Buy 1 Pillsbury Cresent Rolls=1.87
-.50/1 coupon
-.25/1 MF coupon doubled=-$1.00
Total=.87! (Aldi price for their brand is 1.49)

Buy 1 Kroger Salad dressing=$1.49
-.75/1 cellfire coupon
Total=.74 (beats Alid off brand price of 1.19!!!)

Buy 1 Pull-Ups=9.99
-$2/1 coupon
-$2/1 MF coupon
Total=5.99!!! Great deal!

To my knowledge these prices are good until tomorrow!


I am not sure if you knew this but Cottonelle has .50/1 coupons you can print from their site too! Just sign up here and you can print 2 .50/1 coupons. Remember that the 4 packs of Cottonelle are frequently priced at .99 at Kroger and after your .50/1 coupon is doubled you will get a 4 pack for FREE!

Thanks Lila!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for Jan. 19th

I have one repeat from last week because we did not get to it. My goal is always try to spend $40 or less on groceries (food items) for the week. I do this by shopping 2-3 different stores and trying to only pay what I know to be the best price. If you would like to see the best priced deals for the week in our area the can be found here and here.

Sunday: $ menu at Sonic
Monday: Dinner for my dad's b-day at my parent's house
Tuesday: Beef Stew/homemade bread/fruit
Wednesday: Lasagna/garlic bread/salad
Thursday: Chicken Macaroni/green beans/fruit
Friday: Pizza as always
Saturday: not sure yet

Happy Monday!

My CVS Trip -1/18

I was pleasantly surprised today when I received a 10/50 coupon from the coupon printer at our CVS! I was planning to burn some bucks but after this coupon I only burned 1 EB! Here is what I did:
  • 4 12 packs of Pepsi=$12
  • 3 bags of Lays chips=$9
  • 2 Rogaine for Men foam at 19.99/1=39.98
  • 4 Excedrin at 1.99=7.96
  • 2 CVS 5 ct. Allergy tablets at 3.79/1=7.58
Total before coupons=76.52
  • - 10/50 CVS coupon
  • - 2 15/1 Rogaine coupons=-$30
  • - 4 2/1 Excedrin coupons=-$8
New total=28.52, paid in EBs and a little OOP and got back 10 EB for Pepsi deal, 10 EB for Rogaine and 7.58 for the CVS allergy tablets=total of $27.58 back!

I did end up "burning" 1 EB, but I look at it as getting 4 12 packs of Pepsi for only $1!!!! and I can turn in my pepsi/lays stuff for the $15 in coupons rebate!

To see other deals for the week or where to print some of the coupons I used be sure to see this post here!