Saturday, February 28, 2009

CVS for week of 3/1

Here are the deals for the week. If you are in need of diapers this is the week to buy some!!! See deal scenario below

Act Total Care Trial Size=0.99)
Get .99 back in EB=FREE, limit 2

Carnation Instant Breakfast =$4.99
Get $4.99 in EB=FREE! Limit 1
Use .75/1 coupon from Jan. All You magazine=.75 overage!

Slimquick Energy Shot 2 pack =$4.99
Get $4.99 back in EB=FREE, limit 1

Gillette Fusion Gamer or Venus Razor= $7.99,
Get back $4.00 in EB, limit 1
Use 4/1 coupon from Feb. P&G=FREE!

Buy $20, Get $5 EBs LIMIT 1
  • Gerber Baby Food & Juice 25% off
  • Pampers Jumbos $9.99
  • Playskool Diapers $11
  • Q-Tips large $3
  • Baby Fresh/Playskool Wipes $5/2
  • Buy 1 Playskool diapers (these are mega packs, size 3 has 60 in them!)=$11.00
  • Buy 1 Pampers Jumbo pack=9.99
  • Total=20.99
  • Use $2/10 CVS purchase CRT (Playskool is a CVS brand)
  • Use $3/1 CVS Playskool diapers CRT (if you got it)
  • Use 1/1 Pampers or $1.50/1 Swaddlers coupon (depending on which you buy)
  • =$14.49-$14.99 OOP
You will get $5 EB back for spending $20 so it is like paying either 9.49-9.99 for 2 packs of diapers or around $4.75-$5.00 for 1!!! Remember the Playskool packs are MEGAS!!!

Don't forget about the 1 FREEBIE for the month of March

CVS March Monthly FREEBIES!

It looks like as of right now there is only 1 FREEBIE for the CVS March booklet. This promotion starts tomorrow the 1st. You can see all other monthly deals here!

CVS Pharmacy Vitamin D 400, 100 ct =$2.99
get back $2.99 in EB=FREE, Limit 1

Huggies Coupons!

Don't miss the $5/1 coupon and the $3/1 Huggies diaper coupons here!!!! Hurry these won't be around long! Remember you can print 2 coupons per computer!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Serious Savings!

I think the coupon fairy was out today because I kept finding coupons all over the store! Not from blinkie machines, but from people who must not have wanted their coupons. So I ended up with more Pillsbury items than I planned, but hey they were FREE!

Here is a summary of my BEST savings today:
  • 12 cans of 4ct. Pillsbury cresent rolls=$12.00
  • 7 cans of 5ct. Pillsbury cinnamon rolls=$7.00
  • 4 cans of 4ct Pillsbury grands biscuits=$4.00
  • 1 3 lb. package of Kroger frozen chicken breasts=4.98 (3-day sale special!)
  • 1 16 oz. tub of Kroger sour cream=$1.00
  • 2 Bic Soliel 4 ct. razor cartridges on MS for 1.89/1=3.78
Total before coupons and catalinas=$32.76
  • - 12 .25/1 Pillsbury cresent roll coupons=-$6.00
  • -7 .30/1 Pillsbury sweet roll coupons=-$4.20
  • -2 1/2 Pillsbury grands copuons=-$2.00
  • -.50/1 grands Shortcuts coupon
  • -$1.50/ poultry purchase coupon (came in my Dillons mailer)
  • -1/1 Kroger sour cream (came in my Dillons mailer)
  • -2 2/1 Bic Soliel coupons (found on the package)=-$4.00
Total after coupons=$13.56

I got back $13 in catalinas for purchasing Pillsbury Products! (3 $3 off coupons and 2 $2 off coupons)

So I only paid .56 cents for all of that!!!! That is a savings of 99% or only paying .56 cents for 27 items!

***NOTE: I did my pillsbury products in 5 SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS. You only want to purchse a maximum of 5 pillsbury products in one transaction in order to gain the most out of the deal!!!***

$5 off at Old Chicago

If you are a fan of Old Chicago be sure to print this $5/$25 purchase coupon before the next time you go!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

FREE Mentos Gum!!!

Mentos Gum is 10/10 for this week at Dillons. You should have .55/1 coupons. Here is the deal:
  • Buy 1 pack of Mentos Gum=$1.00
  • Use .55/1 coupon=-$1
  • Total=FREE!!!
Thanks Rebecca!

Dillons: Pillsbury Catalina

**It is confirmed that this will work on the 10/10 items... see scenarios below for FREE items!**

It is reported that there is a catalina promotion on Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods. Between 2/22-3/21 you can purchase the amount below and get a catalina $$ off your next order. Here is the deal:
  • buy(3) & get 1.50 off catalina
  • buy (4) & get 2.00 off catalina
  • buy (5) & get 3.00 off catalina
Pillsbury biscuits and rolls are 10/10 this week. Unfortunately the items that are 10/10 are the small containers. So the crescent rolls are only 4 ct. and the cinnamon rolls are only 5ct. But hey FREE IS FREE!
  • Deal idea #1:
  • Buy 5 Pillsbury rolls (cinnamon 5 ct.)=$5.00
  • Use 5 .30/1 coupons (these are not Grands specific ones and will work)=-$3.00
  • Total=$2.00 and you would get a $3 off your next order catalina back
That is overage of $1.00!!! (you could also only buy 3 and still make overage)
  • Deal idea #2:
  • Buy 5 crescent rolls (4 ct. tubes)=$5.00
  • Use 5 .25/1 coupons=-$2.50
  • Total=$2.50 and you get a catalina for $3 off your next order back!
That is an overage of .50 cents!!! (you could also only buy 3 and get these FREE!)
  • Deal idea #2:
  • Buy 4 Pillsbury biscuits (grands)=$4.00
  • Use 2 1/2 coupons found here
  • Use .50/1 cellfire coupon
  • Total=$1.50 and you get a $2.00 of your next order catalina back
That is overage of .50 cents!!!

Thanks to Rebecca for confirming this promotion works on the 10/10 items!

Coupon Printing Troubleshoot

I have had a lot of comments lately from readers saying they are having trouble downloading the coupon printers from various sites, especially the coupon printer. I am no computer nerd but here is what I know about my computer.

I have a Mac that runs on Tiger software. I can print coupons from both Safari and Firefox browsers. It is my understanding that you must have Tiger software in order for your computer to print from Now is a different story. Only Safari running on Tiger software will print from In general Safari is the better browser to use on Macs.

Now for PCs I am not sure what the rules are here. If I print coupons from my PC (Dell running on XP) I have no issues printing from Internet Explorer or Firefox.

My one suggestion would be to make sure that you have the most up to date versions of your internet browsers. This is usually the most common problems when having issues printing coupons.

I have no idea if this info is helpful. I am not quite computer savvy like my hubby so I will open this up for discussion. If you have had issues with your computer not being able to print coupons from or tell us how you were able to fix it!

If for some reason you cannot comment on the blog email me and I will post all helpful suggestions.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hy-Vee for 2/25-3/3

Looks like Hy-Vee might be a good stop for produce this week!
  • Jumbo Disney naval oranges or Washington braeburn apples=.59/lb. (GREAT PRICE!)
  • Oscar Meyer hot dogs or bologna=.99/1 (hot dog price beats Aldi price!)
  • 24 oz. Hy-Vee cottage cheese=.99/1!!! (beats Aldi price of 2.12!!!)
  • Anjou or Bosc pears=.99/lb. (GREAT PRICE!)
  • 1lb. package of strawberries=1.99/1 (Aldi price last week)
  • Red Ripe tomatoes=.99/lb. (GREAT PRICE!)
  • Dole salad mix or cole slaw mix=.96/1 (beats the Aldi price!)
  • Hy-Vee whole chicken=.69/lb.!
  • Kraft cheese=2/$4 (if you have the .75/1 2% milk variety coupons found in blinkie machines at Dillons you could get this for only $1.25/1!)
  • Duncan Hines cake mix=.88/1 (I think Aldi price for theirs around .79/1)
  • Hy-Vee bagels=4/$5 or $1.25/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.39/1)
  • Dole head of lettuce=.69/1 with in-ad coupon
  • Green Valley steamers=.88/1 (if you still have any .50/1 coupons left you can use this to get these for .33/1)
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FREEBIES you DON"T want to miss!

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Remember that you can sign up your hubby's email too... I always do!

Dillons 2/25-3/3

There are definately some deals worth checking out this week! I think my motto lately is becoming this: "Just because you shop Aldi doesn't mean you always save money!" I say this because of all the great buys this week that BEAT THE ALDI PRICE!!!! See the deals below:

Regular Deals for the week:
  • Sterling Silver fresh gound beef=1.99/lb. (I always stock up at this price or less!)
  • Packages of boneless pork loin=BIGI FREE!
  • Kroger 6-80z. bars or shreds=1.88/1 (beats the Aldi price! Their 12 oz. shreds are 2.99 or .99/cup, the Kroger price this week is only .94/cup!)
  • Kroger 10 pound bag of russet potatoes=2.99/10 lb. bag (Beats the Aldi price of 3.99/bag!)
  • Dillons 1 gal. milk=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (this usually beats the Aldi price but last week most of the Aldi milk was under $2.50/gal around 2.33/gal.)
  • Chef Boyardee pastas=.88/1 (use .75/3 coupon to get 3 for $1.64 or .55/1)
  • Kroger Delux cartons of ice cream=1.99/1 (this is the same as the Aldi price!)
  • Select boxes of GM cereal=1.67/1 (use .55/1 Lucky Charms coupon here or here and combine with .50/1 coupon and get this box for only .17!!!)
  • Kraft Cheese=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (use .75/1 %2 milk variety couopns found in blinkie machines near the cheese section to get these for $1.50/1... chance are these blinkie machines might be out of coupons since Kraft as been on sale the last 4 weeks, sorry!)
  • Yoplait Trix, Go-Gurt, Yo-Plus or Kids Yogurt=2/$4 (use .50/1 coupons combined with $1/2 coupon to get these for only .50/1!!!!)
  • Colgate toothbrushes=$1 (use .75/1 coupon to get these FREE!)
  • Aquafresh toothpaste=$1 (use .75/1 coupon to get these FREE!)
  • Red Bell peppers=$1/1 (GREAT PRICE!!)
  • Avacados=$1/1
  • Organice 3lb. bags of apples=$2.50/1 (GREAT PRICE for organic!)
10/10 Sale (everything is a $1 and you don't have to buy 10 to get the $1/1 price!)
  • Hormel canned chili w/beans (use .55/2 coupon to get these for .50/1)
  • Apples=$1/lb. (great price!)
  • Dole canned fruit (use .75/2 coupon to get these for .50/1!!!, I am not sure if our market got these coupons though:(
  • Hunts canned tomatoes (use .40/2 to get these for .60/1... Aldi price is only .50/1) (or if you have the $1/5 Hunts coupon from shortcuts loaded to your card you could buy 5 and use 2 .40/2 coupons combined with the $1/5 shortcuts coupon and get all 5 cans for $2.40 or .48/can, which beats the Aldi price)
  • Pillsbury biscuts or rolls (use .40/1 Grands sweet rolls to get these for only .20/1!!) *(use .50/2 biscuits coupon here combined with cellfire .50/1 coupon to get 2 for .50 or .25/1!!)
  • Kroger 16 oz. sour cream, cottage cheese or dips (use 1/1 sourcream coupon from some dillons mailers to get this FREE!)
  • Kroger tortilla chips or pretzels (same as Aldi price!)
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!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dillons: FREE Colgate Luminous Toothpaste!

Many Colgate Luminous toothpastes are reportedly on close out for .93/1 at the 29th and Urish Dillons!!! You can use .75/1 coupons from recent inserts to get these FREE!

Let us know if you see these at any other area Dillons!

Chili Recipe and Price Breakdown

I got this recipe out of my cookbook called "The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook" I have adapted it to make it cost less. I have guesstimated on the spice prices. Here is my version:

Chili: Serves 4-6
  • 2 lbs. of ground Turkey (1lb. rolls at Aldi are 1.19)= $2.38
  • 2 cans of Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed (these are .50/can at Aldi)=$1.00
  • 2 cups of chicken broth (I use boulian cubes)=.20 cents maybe
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes(these are .50/can at Aldi)=$1.00
  • 1 large onion chopped (I use a medium one and bags of these are 1.60 at Aldi for 6)=.27
  • 2 tsp. cumin=.25
  • 3-4 tbsp. chili powder=.35
  • 2 tsp. oregano=.25
  • 2 small bay leaves=.25
  • salt and pepper to taste=pennies
Cook turkey and onion together, drain fat. Add in broth, tomatoes and spices. Simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes add in kidney minutes. Simmer for 15 more minutes. Remove bay leaves and serve!

Total cost= Around $6.00 or $1-$1.50/per serving.

Arby's: FREE Roast Burger??

I got an email from Arby's this morning and in it was a coupon for a FREE Roast Burger when I purchase a drink! This coupon is good through March 9th. I am not able to post the coupon because it was directly emailed to me, but you just might get one if you go here and sign up for Arby's Extras!


Monday, February 23, 2009


There are 2 more CVS Freeibes to be had this week:

1.) Maybelline Dream Mousse Matte Foundation or Dream Matte Powder has prices starting at $8.39
Get $5 back in EB
  • Deal plan
  • Buy 1=8.39
  • Use 2/1 coupon from 2/8 inserts
  • Use $3 off any cosmetic purchase CRT (this has been been printing for some people)
  • Total=$3.39 OOP and you get $5 EB back
This is a MONEY MAKER OF $1.60!!!

2.) This past weekend you should have gotten $4/1 coupons for Renuzit Triscents. See this post here to get these for FREE!

Quiznos: FREE SUB!

Be sure to read here for how you can get a FREE SUB from Quiznos!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for Feb. 23r

Here is my $50/week menu. At the bottom of this post I have included some ideas of what we eat for breakfast and lunch as well:

Chicken Parmesan, homemade bread, baked potatoes
Monday: Egg Salad sandwiches, crackers, fruit
Tuesday: Chili, cinnamon rolls
Wednesday: Chicken Fried steak, mashed potatoes and corn
Thursday: Dinner with parents
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: ???

I will post my chili recipe tomorrow so be sure to head back for that! Below are some of the usual options we have for breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast: Unfortunately in this house there are not many options.
  • Frozen pancakes (made from scratch and then frozen) and fruit
  • Oatmeal with fruit
  • Cold cereal (if you coupon long enough you will never run out of cereal!) with fruit
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Eggs and toast with fruit
  • Leftovers
  • Meat and cheese sandwich,
  • Grilled cheese sandwich,
  • PB & J sandwich,
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Rice and veggies
Note: All lunches are usually served with veggies and fruit. This consists of what was on the sale for the week or whatever I might have canned in my pantry.