Saturday, April 11, 2009

CVS 4/12

Here are the FREEBIES for the week!

Softsoap scrub body wash 18oz = 4.99 (limit 1)
Get 4.99 in EB back=FREE!
Use 1/1 coupon to make $1 overage!

Colgate Enamel Protect, Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste  360 sensitive toothbrush=3.99 
Get 3.99 in EB back= FREE! (limit 2)
Use $1/1 coupon here or .75/1 from recent inserts= .75-$1 overage!

Vitamin Water=$1
Use 1/1 coupon from last weekend inserts to get this FREE!

Be sure to see all other CVS deals here and my Walgreens plan here!

A Few Dillons Updates

A friend emailed to tell me about a great deal she got on Folgers coffee at Dillons:
  • Buy 2 big cans at 5.88/1=11.76
  • Use 1/2 coupon
  • Total=10.76 for 2 cans 
A $2/off your next purchase catalina prints out for purchasing 2 cans making your total only 8.76 for both cans or only 4.38/1!!!!  What a great deal for Folgers!

Also don't miss this 1/1 Kellog's Raisin Bran coupon you can use this week at Dillons to get those boxes for only 1.18!!!!


In addition to both of Hy-Vee's ads (online and in-store) they have a 3rd flyer for the week you can pick up in the store with EVEN MORE SALE ITEMS!  Below are the best deals I see and are valid in Topeka and Lawrence!
  • 64 0z. Roberts orange juice=.99 (limit 2)
  • 4 lb. box of strawberries=4.48 (limit 2)
  • Lays chips=3/$5 or 1.67 a bag
  • 16 oz. bag of Hy-Vee garden salad=.88/1
  • 1.75 quart of Hy-Vee ice cream=1.48/1
Be sure to see the rest of the weekly deals here!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Walgreens: Rolling RRs

Yesterday I posted how you could make $1 overage when you buy Colgate Total toothpaste this week at Walgreens. If you are wondering what to do with the RR's you will get back from this deal I have an idea for you!

Yesterday, in 3 separate transactions, I bought 3 Colgate Total toothpastes. You must buy RR items in separate transactions otherwise you won't get all your RRs back. So here is what I did:

Transaction 1:
  • 1 Colgate total=3.49
  • -1.50/1 from All you magazine
  • Total=1.99 and I got 3.49 in RR back... overage of $1.50!
Transactions 2 and 3:
  • 1 Colgate total=3.49
  • -1/1 coupon from here
  • Total=2.49 and I got back 3.49 in RR... overage of $1 for each transaction for an overage total of $2!
So after all 3 transactions I got back 3 RRs of $3.50 each for a total of $10.50 in RRs to spend. I like to "roll" or spend my RRs on other items that give me RRs back (similar method to CVS EBs). I went ahead and looked at next weeks ad and there will be some great things to roll my RRs on. Here is my plan for the $10.50 in Walgreens RRs I have:
  • Buy 1 Colgate Max Fresh toothbrush=3.29 (get 3.29 in RR back)
  • Buy 1 Fiber Choice 10 ct. tablets=2.49 (get 2.49 in RR back)
  • Buy 1 18 ct. pack of scunni pony tail holders=2.00 (get 2.00 in RR back)
  • Buy 1 Skintimate or Edge shave cream/gel=2.99 (get 2.99 in RR back)
  • .50 filler item
- all 3 of my $3.50 RRs=$10.50
-.75/1 Colgate toothbursh coupon
New Total=.02 + tax and I will get back 10.77 in RRs making all of this FREE!

Be sure to buy your Colgate before end of the day Saturday and note that the other items I plan to roll my RRs on do not go on sale until SUNDAY!

20% off Gymboree Coupon

If you signed up for one of many offers for a FREE subscription to Parent's magazine a while back you don't want miss this the May issue! In it is a 20% off Gymboree coupon good through May 31st!

I am particularly excited about this coupon due to this recent post I read about why this mom shops there! I am certainly looking forward to gymbucks earning time!


Mark your calenders for TAX DAY! Of course you want to be sure to get your taxes done and after you do that be sure to head over to Maggie Moos for FREE ICE CREAM!!!

On April 15th Maggie Moos is "rewarding" customers with 1 FREE single scoop ice cream cone in honor of Tax Day. This event is scheduled to go all day open to close!

Thanks Blaire!

General Mills Deal

In my weekly Dillons post I tried the best I could to highlight this deal and since I went to the store already I thought I would give you a breakdown of how this deal worked for me. The Deal is buy any 3 participating General Mills items and get a FREE GALLON OF MILK! The participating items include GM cereal, Fiber One Bars, Nature Valley bars and Chex Mix bars. Here is the deal I did:
  • Bought 1 box of Cinnamon toast crunch cereal
  • Bought 1 box of Fiber One Bars
  • Bought 1 box of Nature Valley Bars
  • - .55/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch coupon found here
  • - .50/1 Cinnamon Toast crunch coupon
  • -.50/1 Fiber One coupon (from paper insert)
  • -.50/1 Fiber One coupon
  • -.60/1 Nature Valley Bars found here
New Total=$4.00 and I got a FREE GALLON OF MILK (value of $2.50!)

The way I look at is if you subtract out the value of the Milk ($2.50) it is like paying only $1.50 for all 3 of those items or ONLY .50/box!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday's Money Saving Post

You can catch my Thursday money saving post on! Today I suggest 4 ways to save money on meat. While you are there be sure to visit the tabs at the left of the page to see all the fun happenings around Topeka this weekend!

Happy Thursday!

Shutterfly: 50 FREE PRINTS!

From now until April 11th you can get 50 FREE 4x6 Prints at! Just enter the promo code GET50PRINTS at check out!

FREE + Overage Colgate!

This week at Walgreens Colgate Total toothpaste is $3.49 and you get an RR for $3.49 back making it FREE! Well if you use the 1/1 coupon found here you can make $1 overage!!!!

FREE Cold Stone for KIDS!

Have you clipped/filed away your coupons from last weekend's coupon inserts yet? If you have you may have noticed the Cold Stone coupons! One of the coupons is for a FREE KIDS 3 oz. size ice cream with 1 mix-in served in a kids cone. This is for kids 12 and under. This coupon expires 5/2/09 so be sure to take your little one before then!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hy-Vee 4/8-4/14

Hy-Vee has some great deals this week. Be sure to check these prices against your local ad if you are not located in Topeka.

If your region has different prices I encourage you to share those in the comments section below!

Regular Deals:

  • Sara Lee white bread=1.18/1 (great price for Sara Lee!)
  • 1lb. packages of Oscar Myer bacon=1.99/1 (great price for this brand!)
  • 16 oz. roll of 85% lean ground beef=2.18/1 (I prefer to not pay more than 1.99/lb. for ground beef, but this is a good deal if you are in need)
  • Hy-Vee 2 lb. bags of powdered or brown sugar=1.18/1 (Aldi price is 1.19/1)
  • Hy-Vee cans of veggies (corn, green beand, peas)=2/$1 (Aldi price is .49/1)
  • Dole Canned fruit=.98/1 (use .55/2 coupon to get both cans for 1.41 or .71/1)
  • Hy-Vee yogurt cups are 10/$4 or only .40/1 (Aldi price ranges from .39/1-.43/1)
  • Bird's Eye Frozen veggies=.88/1 (beats Aldi price of .95/1)
  • Hy-Vee large dozen eggs=.99/1 with in-ad coupon (This is the Dillons price this week, but Aldi is only .90/1)
  • Hy-Vee 1lb. butter=1.48/1 with in-ad coupon (This is both Dillons and Aldi price this week)
  • Kraft Shreds, bars, cubes or crumbles=1.88/1 (Aldi bars are only 1.29 right now, but Dillons has the better deal this week on shreds at only 1.38/1)
  • Cool whip whipped topping=.99/1
  • Philadelphia cream cheese=.99/1 (Dillons has the better price this week at .88/1)
  • Kraft Salad dressing=1.88/1 (Use 1.50/1 coupon to get these for only .38/1!!!)
  • 26 oz. Morton salt=.49/1
  • Hy-Vee brand 24 oz. mustard=.99/1
  • Hy-Vee pretzels=.99/1 ( Aldi price)
  • Purex Softner or Laundry detergent=2.99/1
  • 1 lb. tubs of strawberries=1.18/1 (beats any price!)
  • sweet potatoes=.49/lb. (great price!)
  • Red grapes=1.39/lb. (beats Aldi and Dillons price this week)
  • 1lb. bag of red radishes=.88/1
  • 3 lb. bag of Grimmway Farms baby carrots=2.68/1 (beats Aldi price of .99/1 1lb. bag)
  • Red Ripe Roma tomatoes=.97/lb.
  • 16 oz. bag of Hy-Vee cole slaw=.97/1 (beats Aldi price of .99/1)
  • Cantaloupe=1.88/1
  • Pink Lady apples=.99/lb.
  • Dole celery=.88/bunch (beats Aldi price of 1.19/1)
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 4/8-4/14

Be sure to check your local ad this week for you prices as these prices are said to be good at Topeka Stores only. Chances are some of the same things are on sale, just at a higher or lower price. Feel free to leave any prices you want to share for your local Dillons in the comments section!

Many of these items in our Topeka store this week match up with the Aldi price. For me personally if the price is the same I prefer spending my $ at Dillons where I can get the gas discount!

**All prices with coupons assume the coupon has doubled**
All coupons mentioned are from SS, RP, GM or P&G coupon inserts from our local paper unless specified with a coupon link. To see which insert the coupon I mention came out of I recomend you visit this site here.

Regular Deals:
  • Cook's Shank Half Ham=.99/lb. (Limit 1 with $10 purchase)
  • Kroger Cheese 80z. shreds or bars=1.38/1 (Aldi bars of cheese are actually priced at 1.29/1 right now, but the Kroger shred price beats the Aldi price! Aldi has lowered their 12 0z. bags from 2.99/1 to 2.49/1, however that is still .83 for 4 oz or 1.66/8oz, where as this week the Kroger price is only 1.38/8 oz... STOCK UP!)
  • Dillon's Large eggs=.99/dozen (Aldi price this week is .90/dozen)
  • Kroger butter (1lb.)=1.48/1 (same price as Aldi butter this week)
  • Cool whip topping=.88/1 (beats Aldi price of .99/1)
  • 1lb. blocks of Philedelphia cream cheese=.88/1 (beats any price!)
  • Kroger Dips or Sour cream=$1/1 (Aldi price is .99/1)
  • Kroger milk chocolate or semi sweet baking chips=$1!!! (beats Aldi price of 1.29/1... STOCK UP!)
  • Kroger frozen potatoes=3/$5 or $1.67/1 (this is about the same as the Aldi price)
  • Pillsbury Biscuits/rolls=1.77/1 (Cresent Rolls: use .25/1 coupon combined with .50/1 couopn to get these for only .77/1!!!) (Sweet Rolls: use .30/1 combined with .50/1 coupon to get these for only .66/1!!!) (Grands bisciuts: use .50/2 coupon here combined with .50/1 coupon and get both $2.04 or only $1.02/1!)
  • I can't believe it's not butter=1.67/1 (use .40/1 to get this for .87/1)
  • Kellog's cereal=2.18/1 (use 1/1 coupons found on the boxes in the store to get these for only 1.18/1!)
  • Duncan Hines cake mix=$1/1 (use .35/1 coupon to get these for only .30/1!!!)
  • Carnation evaporate milk=$1/1
  • Knorr Sides=$1/1 (use .60/2 coupon to get these for only .50/1)
  • Stove Top stuffing=$1/1 (I am pretty sure this is the same as the Aldi off brand price)
  • Wishbone salad dressing= 1.66/1 (use 1/1 coupon to get these for only .66/1... stock up!)
  • 4lb. Bags of C&H Sugar=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (use .30/1 coupon to get these for $1.90/1 (beats the Aldi price of 2.44 for a 5 lb. bag!)
General Mills Cereal, Nature Valley Bars, Fiber One Bars and Chex Bars=3/$8. When you buy 3 you get FREE GALLON OF MILK! (Print General Mills Cereal and Nature Valley coupons here or here, and use .50/1 Fiber One coupons from recent inserts. ) (Be sure to load .50/1 cinnamon toast crunch coupon from and a .50/1 Fiber One bars coupon)
  • DEAL IDEA: Buy1 box of Cinnamon toast crunch, 1 box of Chex Mix bars and 1 box of of any of the other items you have a coupon for)=$8.00
  • Use .55/1 CT coupon here
  • Use .50/1 Fiber One coupon
  • -.50/1 cellfire coupon for CT
  • -.50/1 cellfire coupon for Fiber One
  • - $1 for whatever item you buy you have a coupon for (I assume a $1 b/c that will be the amount after the coupon doubles)
  • Total after coupons=$4.00 for 3 boxes and a gallon of milk! Since the gallon of Milk is free and costs $2.50/1 -subtract that out and you are really paying $1.50 for 3 items or only .50/1!!!!)
  • Green, red or black seedless grapes=1.67/lb. (Aldi price for 2 lbs of red or green is 2.98 or 1.48/lb.)
  • Driscoll's strawberries=1.88/lb. (beats Aldi price of $2/lb this week)
  • 5 lb. bags of russet potatoes=1.98/1 (Aldi price this week for 10 lbs is only 1.49/1!!)
P&G Saver Event! There are some good prices to be had as a part of this event. Don't miss out on the FREE GILLETTE BODY WASH! You can see all prices and coupons match ups for this at my post HERE!

Be sure to visit Amy's blog here for a great inexpensive meal idea based on these regular weekly sales!

If you see a good deal or coupon match up I missed please let me 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.

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***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, April 7, 2009

New Cellfire Coupons!

These new coupons can be added to your Dillons (Kroger) card starting later tonight (4/7) through 4/20)
  • Save $.50 when you buy any ONE Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls.
  • Save $.50 when you buy any Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, Mini Cinnamon Rolls, OR Pillsbury® Dinner Rolls.
  • Save $.50 when you buy any Old El Paso® product (Excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products)
  • Save $.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars.
  • Save $.60 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.
  • Save $.50 when you buy Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal.
  • Save $.60 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.
  • Save $.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.
  • Save $.50 when you buy any flavor Yo-Plus® Yogurt 4-pack.
  • Save $.50 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks.
  • Save $.25 on any ONE (1) 4-pack or Larger COTTONELLE® Toilet Paper.
  • Save $3.00 on any two packages of Huggies

Taco Soup Recipe and Price Breakdown:

This is the recipe I use for Taco Soup. I got if from my mother-in-law and I am sure it is not much different from others.

Taco Soup: Feeds 6-8 (more likely 8)
  • 1 pound ground beef (I never pay more than 1.99/lb.)=1.99
  • 1 large onion, chopped= .30 cents if you buy onions in large bag at Aldi
  • 1 can kidney beans=.59/1 at Aldi
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained=.49/1 at Aldi
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes - Mexican style=.49 at Aldi
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes=.49 at Aldi
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix -(opt.) (I use my own made up seasoning)=.30 cents
  • 1 pkg. original hidden valley ranch dressing(dry) (Kroger usually has theirs on sale 5/$3 wihch makes these .60/1)
  • 2 1/2 cups water or more, to make soup broth=pennies
Brown ground beef and onions in a large pan, drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for an hour or so. I like to serve with corn bread (.33/package that makes 6-8 muffins at Aldi)

Altogether (including corn bread) this meal costs me around $5.50 to make or only .70-.90 a serving!

Target and Walmart Deals

For those of you who love shopping at Target and Walmart there are great deals to be had at these stores this week!

See the Target deals (quite a few FREEBIES!) here and the Walmart deals (including FREE Olay bars of soap!) here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

P&G Saver Update

Dillons currently has a P&G Saver Event going on where if you buy 3 participating items you get an instant $3 off your total. I have updated the list with current coupons from this week's P&G insert and the P&G coupon booklet you may have received as a rebate by mail along with e-saver coupons you can load to your Dillons card.

**Final Prices below assume that you have purchased 3 participating items**

Tide or Cheer Laundry detergent=10.99/1
Use .35/1 cheer coupon along with this 1/1 coupon e-saver coupon here to get this for 9.29/1
Use 1/1 P&G coupon from coupon booklet and .50/1 Tide e-saver coupon here to get this for 9.49/1

Bounce Fabric Softener=4.99/1
Use 1/1 P&G coupon booklet coupon and .50/1 e-saver coupon here to get this for 3.49/1

Febreeze Fabric Sprays=3.99/1
Use 1/1 P&G booklet coupon along with 1/1e-saver coupon here to get this for 1.99/1

Downy Fabric Softener=4.99/1
.25/1 or from P&G insert or 1/1 coupon from P&G coupon booklet along with this .50/1 e-saver coupon here to get this for 4.49/1 or 3.49/1

Dawn Dish Soap =3.99/1
Use 0.25/1 from P&G or .50/1 from P&G coupon booklet along with this .50/1 e-saver coupon here to get this for $2.99/1 or 2.49/1

Cascade Complete Dish Detergent=4.99/1
Use .50/1 from P&G insert along with this .25/1 e-saver coupon here to get this for 3.99/1

Head and Sholders Shampoo/conditioner=5.29/1

Gillette Body Wash, Ivory,Safeguard or Zest soap=2.50/1
Use $1/2 from P&G insert along with the 2/1 e-saver coupon found here (1 use only) to get 2 for $1.50 or .75/1
OR use 1/1 from P&G coupon booklet along with 2/1 e-saver coupon to get this FREE plus .50 cents overage!!

Bounty Paper Towels=6.99/1
Use .25/1 from P&G insert or 1/1 P&G booklet coupon along with the .50/1 e-saver coupon here to get this for 5.99/1 or 5.49/1

Charmin Bath Tissue =6.99/1
Use .25/1 from P&G insert or 1/1 P&G booklet coupon along with the .50/1 coupon here to get this for 5.99/1 or 5.49/1

Crest Toothpaste (twin pack)=3.77
Use $0.75/1 from P&G insert to get this for 2.77/1

Secret Flawless Deodorant = 3.29/1
Use $2/1 in 2/22 RP along with the .25/1 e-saver coupon here to get this for only $1.04

Olay Bar Soap=4.99/1

Use 2/1 in P&G insert along with the .50/1 e-saver coupon here to get this for 2.49

Always Pads, Liners, or Tampax Tampons =4.79/1
Use 0.50/1 along with .50/1 Always e-saver coupon here or 1/1 Tampax here to get these items for 3.29/1 or 2.79/1 respectively

Venus Disposable Razors or Mach 3= 5.49/1
Use 2/1 Venus in P&G insert along with the 2/1 e-saver coupon here to get these for only 1.49/1!
Use 3/1 Mach 3 e-saver coupon here to get these for 2.49/1

Pampers Diapers =8.99/1
Use 1/1 from P&G insert, 2/1 P&G booklet coupon or $1.50/1 you may have gotten in the mail along with the 1/1 e-saver coupon here to get these for 6.99/1, 5.99/1 or 6.49/1

Pampers Wipes=4.99/1 (big packs)
Use .50/1 e-saver coupon here to get these for 4.49/1

It is possible that there are other other items in the store marked that are not in the ad. Stretching a Buck has posted different items in their ad than in ours and chances are you can get the same deal at our local Dillons. Be sure to load any other corresponding e-saver coupons here!

See all other current Dillons deals for the week here!

Menu Plan Monday for April 6th

Here is my $50/week menu. One of the best ways I have found to keep my menu at such a low cost is to have breakfast for dinner! This week it will be biscuits and gravy.

Sunday: Cheeseburger rolls (didn't get to this last week) red potatoes and green beans
Monday: Hot dogs on the grill, chips and raw veggies slice
Tuesday: Biscuits and gravy with potatoes and apples slices
Wednesday: Taco Soup/corn bread
Thursday: Cheeseburger Pie/green beans/fruit
Friday: Pizza/ raw veggies
Saturday: ???

Tuesday I will be posting the recipe I use for Taco Soup along with the price breakdown. See you then!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Caribou Coffe: $1 Mondays!

Every Monday Caribou Coffee is offering a medium coffee of Caribou Blend for only $1! The only one I know of is in our local Hy-Vee here in Topeka.

Hopefully this brightens somebody's Monday!:)