Saturday, February 21, 2009

CVS and Walgreens 2/22

There are some okay deals at both stores this week and there are a few FREEBIES! I am going to highlight a few really good freebies and link you to another blog that can give you ideas for other great buys this week.

Aquafresh toothpaste=.88/1
Use 1/1 coupon or .75/1 coupon found here to either make .12 in overage or pay only .13 for 1!

Extreme Energy 6 hour drink=4.99
get 4.99 in EB back=FREE
(different from monthly deal!)

See other great CVS deals this week here!

Reynolds Aluminum Foil 20sq. ft =.89
Use 1/1 coupon from recent inserts or here to get these FREE! (the computer may not let you have the .11 overage)

Excedrin 20-24ct=1.99 and get 1 RR back
Use 2/1 coupon here or 1/1 from recent inserts to get this FREE or make $1 in overage!

See other Walgreens deals this week here!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Savings this week

I haven't done my full shopping for the week but I ran to Dillons (Kroger) and ended up with some great buys! Make sure you always look for those Manager Special (MS) tags!
  • 1/2 gallon of Milk on MS for .50 (usually priced around 1.80)
  • Red Grapes=.99/lb.
  • 3 bags of Kraft cheese=1.98/1 (I used .75/1 2% milk variety coupons to get these for only .98/1!!!)
  • Dillons Eggs=.97/dozen
  • Kroger fresh boneless chicken breasts on MS for 5.16. (This was a 3.5 pound package with about 7 breasts in it that was originally marked a little over $13!)
  • 1 box of Honey Nut Cheerios (used .50/1 cellfire coupon combined with 1/1 coupon (from a mailer) and got this for only .17!!!)
  • 1 lb. tub of strawberries on MS for .99! (these are usually $2 or more)
  • 1 lb. tub of grape tomatoes on MS for .99! (these are usually priced at 2.99)
My total savings for the day on these items was around 50%!

Don't Miss These Deals!

Be sure to check this post here for how you can get 20 FREE prints at Walgreens TODAY ONLY!

Also be sure you don't miss the great savings at Hy-Vee's 3 day sale that ends tomorrow!

And if you LOVE Old Navy like I do be sure to get your 40% off coupon here!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hy-Vee: FREE Kraft Mac and Cheese

This week at Hy-Vee Kraft Mac and Cheese is .49/1. You can use this 1/1 coupon here to get 2 FREE! You might be able to buy 1 and make .50 overage but I am not sure if the Hy-Vee registers will give you the overage. Let us know if they do!

Shutterfly: 25 FREE prints!

From now until Feb. 23rd you can get 25 FREE prints from Shutterfly. Just enter the code 25FREEPRINTS at check out!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hy-Vee 2/18-2/24

Here are the deals for the week.
  • Kraft Mac and Cheese=.49/1 (the Aldi off brands is around .30 cents)
  • 5 lb. bag of sunkist oranges=2.99 ( great price!)
  • Fuji apples=.89/1 lb.
  • 2.5 lb bag of Country Pride frozen chicken breasts=4.88 (3lb. bag at Aldi is 6.29)
  • 16 oz. bag of Hy-Vee shredded cheese=2.48 (beats Aldi price- their 12 oz. bags are 2.99)
  • Oscar Meyer deli shaved meat=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (great price for this!)
  • 24 oz. Hunts tomato ketchup=.88 (Aldi 32 oz. bottles are 1.19)
  • Chilean peaches or nectarines=.99/lb.
  • Hy-Vee brand soda 2 liters=.59/1
  • Ego waffles=1.18/1 (Aldi off brand is .99-1.09)
  • Hy-Vee brand individual cups of yogurt are 3/$1 or .33/1 (beats Aldi price of .43/1)
  • Hy-Vee saltine crackers=.77/1 with in-ad coupon, limit 1 (Aldi price is .99/1)
  • Hy-Vee 5 lb. bag of flour=.99 with in-ad coupon, limit 1 (Aldi price is 1.77)
  • Hormel Boneless pork loin=1.69/lb.
3-day SALE- FEB. 19, 20, 21 ONLY!
  • Bar-S jumbo hot dogs=.88/1
  • Farmland 1lb. rolls of sausage=1/$1 (use 1/1 coupons from Farmland mailer to get these FREE!)
  • Thin sliced deli ham (at deli counter)=1.99/lb. (GREAT PRICE!)
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See the weekly Dillons (Kroger) deals here and the Apple market deals here!

Dillons 2/18-2/24

Here are the best deals I see for the week. Anything in green is a coupon match up and anything in blue is the comparison to Aldi price.
  • Seedless Red grapes=.99/lb (Beats Aldi regular price of 1.49/lb.)
  • 1 gallon Dillons milk=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (beats Adli price )
  • 1 dozen large Dillons eggs=.97/1 (last I saw Aldi had eggs for 1.33)
  • Kraft Cheese (6-8 oz. bars, shreds and cubes)=$1.98/1 (use .75/1 2% milk varieties to get these for only .98/1!!!)
  • Kroger bags of frozen veggies=.97/1 (Aldi price ranges from .95-.99/1)
  • Pepsi 2 liters are on sale 4/5. WYB 4 you get the 5th free making these bottles $1/1!
  • Select varieties of General Mills cereal=1.67/1. Use select .50/1 coupons from here or here and match them up with coupons from or coupons to potentially get these for .17/box!
  • Kroger canned fruit=10/$10 or $1/1 ( you don't have to buy 10 to get the $1 price. This is pretty comparable to Aldi price if not better)
  • 4 stick ct. pack of Blue Bonnet margarine=.68/1 (good price)
  • Kroger frozen potatoes (select varieties)=1.68/1 (this might beat the Aldi price?)
  • Hot, lean or croissant pockets=1.59/1 (use 1/1 catalinas that have been printing to get these for .59/1!)
  • 3 lb. bag of yellow onions=1.99 (Aldi bags are usually around 1.60 or less)
  • Red delicious apples (3 lb. bag)=2.99 (Aldi generally runs sales on theirs for less than this)
  • 4lb. bags of naval oranges=2.99 (Aldi has had theirs for less than $2 lately)
  • 5 lb. bag of texas grapfruit=2.99 ( good price!)
  • 10lb. bag of Colorado russet potatoes=3.99 (Same as Aldi price)
  • Colgate Total toothpaste=2/$5 or $2.50/1. Use 1/1 mf coupon combined with 1.50/1 coupon to get this FREE! If you have the 1.50/1 mf coupon from the All You magazine this will be a .50 MONEYMAKER!
If you see anything I missed please let us know in the comment section. If you have a question you can leave that in the comment section as well or use the e-mail me button at the top right hand corner of the page.

*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. See Hy-Vee deals here. Also be sure to visit Cara's blog here for the scoop on Apple Market deals!

Coupon Language Defined

I am realizing that I have a lot of new couponers visiting lately which I am excited about! I thought I would take some time to re-post about coupon language. Below you find a list of terms I might use and what they mean.

FAR= Free After Rebate (usually talking about Walgreens but not always)
MF= Manufacturer's Coupon
YMMV= Your Market May Vary
RR= Register Rewards (most commonly referred to when talking about Walgreens)
EB or EBC= Extra Buck or Extra Care Buck (CVS term)
OOP= Out Of Pocket
MS= Manager Special (I use this mostly in Dillons posts)
BIGI= Buy 1 Get 1 Free
WYB= When You Buy
OYNO=Off your next order
Catalina= a coupon that prints out at the register (usually at Dillons, but other stores do it as well... it is called a catalina because that is the name of the machine that prints them.)
Blinkies= coupon machines found in grocery store isles that spit out coupons... and they have a little red blinking light- hence the name blinkie
IPs= internet printable. These are coupons that can be printed from an online site. Most of the time you should be able to print 2 from any site by hitting the back button during coupon printing.
Peelies= coupons that are found on packages that you can peel off.

When I am talking about coupons I often tell you things like "use a 1/2 coupon". The 1/2 means a $1 off 2 of the item I am talking about. The 1st number I put is usually the $ amount and the second number is the number of items it is for.

What else? Please leave a comment with other abbreviations you use, ones I missed, or a question regarding one you have seen but are not sure of the meaning.

Thanks! The weekly grocery store posts will be up later!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CVS: More FREE Stayfree?

This month at CVS Stayfree pads are $3.99 and you get $2 in EB back. This is a February Monthly deal that will end on the 28th. It is being reported that many people are getting $2/1 Stayfree CRTs that are printing at the bottom of their CVS recipets or at the coupon scanners found in the store. Here is how it works:
  • Buy 1 Stayfree=3.99
  • Use 2/1 CRT=-$2
  • Total OOP=1.99 and you get back $2 in EB
That makes them FREE!

If you still have a a BIGI stayfree coupon you could do this deal and make overage:
  • Buy 2 Stayfree=7.98
  • Use BIGI=-$3.99
  • Use 2/1 CRT=-$2
  • Total=1.99 and you get back $4 in EB
That would be a $2 moneymaker!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Goldfish for .52/bag at TARGET!

I read here earlier today about getting cheap Goldfish crackers at Target. This blogger reports that the bags of Goldfish are 1.66/bag. Well... our Target has them for $1.52/bag!!! Here is the deal:
  • Buy 1 bag of Goldfish=1.52
  • Use 1/1 Target coupon found here
  • Total=.52/bag!
That is a GREAT price for Goldfish. Make sure to check out other Target deals here!


In the ad this week it said that Diet Coke only was apart of a spend $20 get $10 back in EB deal. Well it turns out that it is all Coke 12 packs that are apart of this deal (not just Diet Coke) and they are on sale 4/$14. Here is how to get the most out of this deal:
  • Buy 6 12 packs of Coke products=$21 (have to spend $20 to get the 10 back)
  • Use 6 $1/1 coupons from (you get these by redeeming points)
  • Total=$15 and you get $10 back in EB
That is $5 for 6 12 packs of Coke or .83/12 pack!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for Feb. 16th

Here is my $50/week meal plan for the week. I have one carry over from last week. We ended with more leftovers than I thought, thus leaving me with one less meal I needed to prepare.

Sunday: Snacks at small group
Monday: Breakfast= pancakes, eggs, potatoes and fruit
Tuesday: Cheeseburger rolls, green beans and fruit
Wednesday: BBQ chicken sandwiches/oven fries/fruit
Thursday: leftovers
Pizza and raw veggies
Saturday: ???

Happy Monday!