Saturday, March 7, 2009

Walgreens: Huggies Dipaers for only .92/jumbo pack!

Yep, that is right. Starting tomorrow (Sunday) at Walgreens if you have the right coupons and turn in for the rebate I will show you, Huggies jumbo packs of diapers will only cost you .92/pack!!! Here is the breakdown:

Huggies Jumbo packs of diapers are on sale for $10/1 starting Sunday March 8th at Walgreens. When you purchase $25 worth of select Kimberly Clark products (including the jumbo packs) you get $10 back in RR. So here is how to get the diapers for .92/jumbo pack!
  • Buy 3 Jumbo Pack of Huggies Gentle Care diBoldapers=$30
  • Use 3 $5/1 coupons from here (NOTE: they reset the coupon so can print more even you reached your limit already!!!!)
  • Total OOP= $15 + tax, and get back $10 in RR
  • Turn in for .75 refund on each pack you purchase at Caregivers Marketplace (2.25 for 3 packs)
The grand total after RR's and rebate turns out to be only $2.75 for 3 Jumbo packs of Diapers or .92/pack!

Remember that even if you don't have little ones in diapers these make a great baby gift idea!!!

My $37 Grocery Trip!

I went to both Dillons and Aldi today and got some pretty good deals... don't miss how I got 80 ct. tubs of wipes for only .40/1!

  • 2 1lb. rolls of 85% lean ground beef on MS for 1.69/1=3.38
  • 1 gal. of milk=$2.50 (Aldi is cheaper at $2.30 for theirs)
  • 1/2 gal of milk on MS=.79
  • 1 loaf of Kroger value bread=.88
  • 1 bag of Kroger value bun=.88
  • 1.11 lb. of seedless grapes=.98 (grapes are on sale for .88/lb.)
  • 5lb. bag of Kroger potatoes on MS=1.79
  • 1 dozen Dillons large eggs=1.17 (Aldi is cheaper this week at 1.09 for theirs)
  • 3 bags of Kroger chips=$5 (used $1/3 coupon and got them for $4 or 1.33/1)
  • 2 packs of Oscar Mayer Deli meat=$5 (Used $1/2 coupon to get these for $4 or $2/1)
  • 3 tubs of Kroger wipes at 2.07/1=$6.21 (used $5/3 coupon from mailer to get these for 1.21 or .40/tub!!!)
  • 6 packs of 40 ct. toddler wipes on sale $10/10=$6 (used 6 1/1 coupons found on various packages to get all 6 FREE!)
Total for all this after coupons=$21.58! A savings of 65%!!!

  • 4lb. bag of Sunkist oranges=1.29 (what a steal!)
  • 1lb. bag of baby carrots=.99
  • 1 head of cauliflower=1.49 ( great price considering Dillons is over $2!)
  • 1 bunch of celery=1.19
  • 1 3lb. bag of pink lady apples=.50!!!! These were on special today
  • 1 bag of salad=.99
  • 1 bag of frozen corn=.95
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes=.98
  • 1 big can of pinto beans=.99
  • 1 jar of chicken bouillon cubes=1.09
  • 1 can cream of mush soup=.49
  • 1 32 oz. tub of yogurt=1.59
  • 1 5lb. bag of sugar=2.21
Total=15.75 after tax

Total for this week=37.33 and I still have around $12 to spare before meeting my $50/week goal. I think I might head to Hy-Vee if I have a time for the awesome price they have on strawberries and blackberries this week!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hy-Vee coupon book

When you visit Hy-Vee be sure to pick up their new coupon book. In it is Hy-Vee specific coupons and there is a coupon for a FREE RED BOX RENTAL!!!

These are usually located at the front of the store where the ads are.

In need of clothing?

I wanted to take an opportunity to alert you to a wonderful program that goes on right here in Topeka at 1135 SW College Ave.  It is called the CAB Care Closet.  This program exists so that ANYONE can come in and receive clothing items they are in need of with no charge.  

This program is open to the public once a month on the 1st Saturday of the Month.  Tomorrow the 7th the CAB Care Closet will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you or someone you know is in need of clothing please stop by and check it out.  They have clothing starting at newborn sizes all the way up to 3X sizes in men and women's clothing.

Happy Friday!

Hy-Vee 3-day Sale!

Don't forget about the Hy-Vee 3 day sale going on that started yesterday and ends Saturday. Be sure to check out the other great weekly deals here as well!

Hy-Vee 3 day sale, March 5, 6, 7
  • 3 lb. packages of 80% lean ground beef=4.98 (1.66/1lb.!)
  • Hy-Vee garden salad=.68/1 (beats Aldi price of .99/1)
  • Hy-Vee boneless chicken breasts=1.79/lb.
  • Hy-Vee canned fruit=.88/1 (beats Aldi price)
  • 64 oz of Hy-Vee orange juice=1.28/1
  • Midwest county fair bags of frozen veggies=.77/1 (beats Aldi price of .95/1)
  • Hy-vee or Midwest county fair baking mixes (muffin, pizza)=4/$1 or .25/1 (stock up!)
Also I didn't post this Wednesday because the deal seems a little shady to me. Also apart of the 3 day sale Hy-Vee is advertising a chest freezer this week on sale for $199. In one part the ad says when you purchase one you will receive up to $200 in COUPON SAVINGS. In another part of the advertisement it says this:

"Purchase chest freezer and receive up to $200 in FREE product" Then they post this
  • $199.00 Freezer
  • - up to $200 in FREE product
  • = free freezer...
So the ad is super UNCLEAR about whether or not if the coupons are for FREE product or for just $$ off products. If it is for $$ off product I would not consider this a free freezer since you don't know what the coupons are for, when they expire and if you will use them. Now if the coupons are for FREE product then sure consider it a free freezer.

Please let me know if you any more info about this deal and the legitimacy of it. Thanks!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Have you ever wished that you could go to one spot and know the what events are happening around Topeka? Well I usually do and so I am excited to tell you about! is dedicated to bringing you information on all the fun things for you and your family to enjoy around Topeka.

I am also honored to tell you that every Thursday I will be contributing money saving ideas on To kick my time off there I am writing a new series that has never even been seen on this blog titled, "Getting Control of Your Grocery Bill."

Be sure to head over to today for part 1 in my series and a chance to check out this awesome new site!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hy-Vee 3/4-3/10

It is another great produce week at Hy-Vee! There are also other items worth stocking up on as well. Be sure to check out the 3 day sale items as well!
  • Hy-Vee brand shredded cheese=.99/8 oz bag!!! (Stock up at this price!!!)
  • Cantaloupes=1.58/1
  • 8 oz. package of whole mushrooms=.99
  • 5.6 oz packages of blackberries=2/$3 or $1.50/1 (great price!)
  • Fuji Apples=.88/lb. (anything under .99/lb. is a great price!)
  • 3 lb. bag of Sunkist naval oranges=2.99 ( good price)
  • 4lb. package of strawberries=5.98/1 (good price)
  • Farmland sliced bacon=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (great price for good quality bacon!)
  • 8oz. cans of Hy-Vee tomato sauce=.19/1 (stock up!)
  • Midwest country fair 4 lb. bags of sugar=1.68/1 (Aldi sells theirs in 5 lb. bags for not much more)
  • 48 oz. bottles of Hy-Vee canola and vegetable oil=2.48/1 (this either beats the Aldi price is close to it!)
  • Select varieties of Dole canned fruit=.98/1 (use .75/2 coupon to get these for .61 cents a can!)
  • Hy-vee brand quarts of ice cream=1.88/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.99/1)
  • Hy-Vee 4 stick ct. (1 lb. )=1.48/1 (beats Aldi price of $2 or more for theirs)
  • Farmland links or rolls of sausage=1.29/1 (use coupons from Farmland mailer to get a better deal!)
  • Hy-Vee white bread=.48/1 (with in-ad coupon)
  • Hunt's 26 oz. cans of spaghetti sauce=.79/1 (with in-ad coupon)
Hy-Vee 3 day sale, March 5, 6, 7
  • 3 lb. packages of 80% lean ground beef=4.98 (1.66/1lb.!)
  • Hy-Vee garden salad=.68/1 (beats Aldi price of .99/1)
  • Hy-Vee boneless chicken breasts=1.79/lb.
  • Hy-Vee canned fruit=.88/1 (beats Aldi price)
  • 64 oz of Hy-Vee orange juice=1.28/1
  • Midwest county fair bags of frozen veggies=.77/1 (beats Aldi price of .95/1)
  • Hy-vee or Midwest county fair baking mixes (muffin, pizza)=4/$1 or .25/1 (stock up!)
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 BeCentsAble Grocery Gathering here!

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

Dillons 3/4-3/10

There are some okay deals this week. The purpose of me posting these deals to help you find the best buy possible. If you can beat the Aldi price on an item you know you are getting a good deal!

Here are the regular weekly deals:
  • Red Seedless Grapes=.88/lb. (anything below .99/lb. is a great price! and this beats the Aldi price of 1.48/lb.)
  • 1 gal. Dillons Milk=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (Lately the Aldi price has been around 2.33/gal.)
  • Kroger 6-8oz. bars and shreds of cheese=1.68/1 (This is a GREAT price and it beats the aldi price!)
  • Pepsi 2 liters are on sale 4/$5. WYB 4 you get one FREE making this deal 5/$5 or $1/1
  • Quaker Instant or Simple Harvest Oatmeal=2/$4. Get an instant $1 off 2 wyb 2 making these $1.50/1 Use 1/2 couopn to get both for $2 or 1/$1! (great price!)
  • Kroger Value wheat or white bread=.88/1 (beats Aldi price)
  • Kroger 26 oz. can of spaghetti sauce=.99/1
  • Rubbermaid storage containers=1.99 (use 1/1 coupon to get these for $1!)
  • Oscar Meyer Deli shaved lunch meat=4/$10 or $2.50/1 (use 1/2 coupon to get both for $4 or 1/$2... pretty good deal on this meat!)
  • Farmland hot dogs and sausage rolls=2/$3 (use any coupon from the Farmland mailer to get these for .50/1!)
MEGA 10 Sale:
This sale looks like it is on frozen food only and there are not many options. This works like all the other Mega 10 sales we have seen: You have to buy 10 participating items to get an instant $5 off your total. You can buy up to 30 qualifying items in 1 transaction. All prices below are after the .50 discount per item is taken
  • Kroger pints and Hagen Daas cups of ice cream=.49/1
  • Nestle frozen lemonade=.49/1
  • Stoufers or lean cuisine entrees=1.79/1
  • Hungary Man dinners=1.79/1
  • Ben and Jerry's ice cream=2.99
  • Breyers ice cream 48-56 oz.=2.99
  • Sara Lee pastries or pies=2.99/1
  • Pillsbury toaster strudels=1.89/1 (use .35/1 coupon here and .50/1 from to get this for only .69/1)
  • TGI Friday's appetizers=2.99/1
  • 40 ct. Pillsbury pizza rolls=2.99/1 (use .35/1 coupons here to get these for 2.29)
  • Freshetta Pizzas=4.49/1 (use 1/1 coupon to get this for 3.49)
Remember that there is probably more marked in the store as being apart of this deal than there is in the ad so take your coupons with you and let us know what you find!

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, March 3, 2009

Walgreens: My Money Making Trip!

Sorry I did not direct you to a Walgreens post this week... it slipped my mind! I thought I would post here my money making trip and then direct you to another blog for all the other deals and coupon links.

My trip:
  • 1 Blink Tears Eye drops=7.99
  • 1 Vaseline Intensive care lotion=2.69
  • 1 Sambucol=12.99
Total before coupons=23.67
  • -2/1 Blink Tears coupon found in Sunday inserts
  • -1.50/1 Vaseline Intensive care mf coupon
  • -4/1 Sambucol printable
  • -10/1 Sambucol Walgreens ES coupon
Total=6.17 and I got back $2 in RR for the Vaseline and $7.99 in RR for the Blink Eye Drops=overage of $3.82!!!!

See all other Walgreens deals for the week here with links to printable coupons!

Pillsbury Recipes

Since I have gotten so many Pillsbury crescent rolls, cinnamon rolls and biscuits this week at Dillons I thought I would share some of the recipes I am using with these items:

Crescent Rolls:
Grands Biscuits:
  • Serve with jelly for breakfast along with some yogurt and fruit
  • Biscuit sandwiches. This a great breakfast idea!
  • Carmel Apple biscuits. This recipe says it is for breakfast, but I think it is a great dessert option!
Cinnamon Rolls:
  • Bake them and eat them for breakfast or dessert!
If you have any other ideas please feel free to share them in the comments section!

Dillons: Gillette Shampoo for .19/bottle!

If you visit the clearance section at the 21st and Belle Dillons you just might find a load of Gillette shampoo marked down to $2.19/bottle! In this past Sunday's P&G insert there were $2/1 coupons for this product:
  • Buy 1 Gillette Shampoo marked down to 2.19
  • Use 2/1 coupon
Pay only .19/bottle!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bring Back the Coupons

It just recently came to my attention that Red Plum is deciding to pull their coupon inserts from Sunday papers in various states and mailing them to targeted areas instead. While this is not affecting the state of Kansas yet, it could soon.

The problem with Red Plum doing this is that many of the actual coupon users are not receiving coupons because they don't live in the "targeted mailing area." Red Plum is encouraging coupon users to use printable coupons from their site, but as we all know there are not nearly as many internet coupons available as there are paper.

If you want to know more about this issue, or live in a state that just recently stopped receiving the Red Plum insert in your paper please visit this website here. Visit the links and find out what you can do to help bring back the coupons!

Kroger Comfort Wipes Deal

In the past few weeks you may have gotten a Dillon's (Kroger) mailer with baby specific coupons in it. One of those coupons is for $5 off when you buy 3 Kroger Comforts wipes tubs. Here is a great deal you can do:
  • Buy 3 tubs of Kroger Comforts wipes (80 ct.) at $2.19/1=$6.57
  • Use $5/1 coupon
Total=$1.57 for 3 tubs of wipes or .52 cents each!!!

*Note: The Kroger Comfort toddler wipes (small packages) are on sale 10/$10 use $1/1 coupons found on product packages or out of the mailer to get these FREE! I was actually able to pick up some packages with the old Comforts logo for .79 cents on close out. With the $1/1 coupon these gave me .21 cents overage!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for Mar. 2

Here is my $50/week menu plan. I do have one repeat from last week... I guess we had enough leftovers to get us through!

Sunday: Leftover Pizza (from Saturday night dinner)
Monday: Tacos with all the fixings, corn, and fruit
Tuesday: Skillet Lasagna, bread, salad
Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken and Rice casserole, bread, fruit
Thursday: Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, fruit
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Pizza!

I will be posting recipes for you to use with the FREE Pillsbury stuff you have been getting Tuesday... be sure to come back then!

Below are some examples of what 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.

Get MORE Pillsbury

This coupon link here has added Pillsbury Crescent rolls coupons (.35/1), Pillsbury sweet roll coupons (.35/1) and Pillsbury Grands coupons (.50/2). Be sure to use them before the Pillsbury 10/10 promotion ends Tuesday!!!

An Even BETTER Diaper deal!

I posted my original plan to pay $9.99 for a Jumbo pack of Pampers and a Mega pack of Playskool diapers at CVS here! To my surprise a CRT for $5/$20 CVS purchase printed at the coupon machine for me this morning. So here is what I did instead geting 2 Mega packs for less than my original plan!
  • Buy 2 Playskool Mega packs (I bought size 3=60 diapers... stocking up for the new one)=22.00
  • Use $5/$20 CVS purchase CRT (Playskool is CVS brand)
  • Use $3/1 Playskool diaper CRT
  • Total OOP=$14.00
You get $5 EB back for Purchasing $20 worth of products so your real total is $9.00 for 2 MEGA PACKS of diapers or $4.50 each!