Saturday, April 18, 2009

CVS 4/19

This week's FREEBIES:

Bayer Aspirin Quick Release Crystals 4 ct= 2.00
Get back $2 in EB=FREE!
(limit 1)

Edge Infused Comfort or Hydrate Shave Gel= 2.98
Get back 2.89 in EB=FREE! (limit 1)

Buy 3 Tresemme (3/$10) get $5 ECBs (limit 2)
  • Deal Idea
  • Buy 6 Tresemme 24 hour body products=$20
  • Use 6 $1/1 coupons here
  • Use 4/20 CVS beauty purchase coupon (emailed to some card holders)
  • Total=$10 and you will get 10 back in EB =FREE!
Be sure to visit Common Sense with Money for the rest of the CVS deals and Walgreens deals!

Hy-Vee/Dillons Super Savings!

Hy-Vee had a few extra good buys while I was there today. Below are the best deals I got. Be sure to visit the weekly post here and the 3-day sale post here (ends today!)

4 Bags of Lays chips at 3.99 on sale for BOGO=7.98
-$3/2 coupon (Pepsi Rebate)
-$2/2 coupon (Pepsi Rebate)
Total for all 4 bags=2.98 or only .75 a bag!

Hy-Vee dozen eggs=.50/carton!!! (expiration is with in the week so that is why they were marked down)

4 lb. tub of strawberries=2.98!!! (These were originally advertised for 4.69 but are marked down because the quality is not great)

2 Old Spice Deodorant at 1.50/1=$3.00
-$2/2 coupon from P&G rebate booklet
Total=$1 for 2!!!

**Don't forget about the Kellog's deal at Dillons... I got 2 boxes of Kellog's Frosted Mini Wheats for only .59/box!!!**

Friday, April 17, 2009

Frosted Mini Wheats Cereal Deal!

In my weekly Dillons post I pointed out that they have Kellog's cereal on sale for 2.18/1. If you are a member of Vocal Point you may have received your package in the mail today full of coupons for Kellog's Frosted Mini Wheats! Here is a great deal to do at Dillons (Kroger) this week:
  • Buy 2 boxes of Kellog's Frosted Mini Wheats=4.36
  • Use BOGO free coupon rom Vocal Point=-2.18
  • Use 1/1 coupon from from Vocal Point
Total after coupons=$1.18 for both boxes or only .59/1!!!

Don't forget you can load cellfire coupons to your card here!

FREE Deli Creations Sandwhich!

Go here to try the Oscar Mayer DELI CREATIONS Focaccia Sandwich for FREE!

Thanks Blaire!

$25 Gift Card for Only $1.95?

Be sure to head over to Little People Wealth today and find out about how you can get a $25 gift card for only $1.95!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Load Cellfire coupons Here!

GREAT NEWS! You can now load e-coupons to your Kroger/Dillons card directly from this site. You can use this link here or the widget found in the sidebar on the right. is actually very easy to use! All you do is click on the above link or the widget and you will be taken to a page with e-coupons on it. Simply click the coupons you would like to load to your card and you will be asked to clarify if you do in fact want to save them. If you have never signed up for before the site will then ask you to register with your cell phone number and Kroger/Dillons card. You do not have to recieve coupons on your cell phone in order to sign up for this program!

It is so easy and I have saved a lot of money using this program! Cellfire coupons are updated every 2 weeks. If there is a new coupon up that you want to save be sure to do so immediately. Once the new cycle of coupons post you will not be able to save the previous coupons.

I hope you find to be a great service to you. Please feel free to comment or email me questions regarding this program. I would love to help you save MORE!

Character Fair at the Zoo

This Saturday, April 18th is the Character Fair at the Topeka Zoo. This event will go from 10a.m. until 4 p.m. There is said to be a lot of prizes, an inflatable slide and carnival games. Be one of the first 500 families to enter the zoo and receive a FREE book!

Another bonus for going to the Zoo this Saturday is that admission is BOGO when you mention the Character word of the month "Virtue"

Save Money by Shopping Garage Sales

Below is a copy of the post you can also find on today. Be sure to head on over there for all the events happening around Topeka this weekend!

Save Money by Shopping Garage Sales

If you have lived in Topeka long enough you may have discovered that people in this city love to hold garage sales. On the other hand people in this city also LOVE to shop garage sales. It is a hobby to many, especially us "frugal" folks.

Going to garage sales is a great way to save money on many items! For me personally, and probably for many other young mommies, garage sales are a great way to save A LOT of money on children's clothing, toys, and baby gear. Many others garage sale for used furniture, appliances and antiques. Whatever you are need of you can probably find it at a garage sale!

I mention the idea of saving money by garage saleing because of the fact that one of the most popular Topeka neighborhood garage sales is going on this weekend! The specific neighborhood wide garage sale I am referring to is the Lake Sherwood garage sales. Many houses located in Lake Sherwood and the surrounding area will be participating this coming Friday and Saturday (17th and 18th). Most of these sales will start at 8:00 a.m., but some may start earlier. In fact, a few of the sales may start as early as Thursday evening!

A great place to find out about garage sales happening around Topeka is the The Topeka Capital Journal on-line and look in the garage sale section under the classifieds. Be sure to also check Craigs List as well.

Below are a few garage sale shopping tips my friend that I consider a pro has suggested:
  • If you are looking for something specific shop early.
  • Set a budget for yourself so you don't over spend. Since things are priced so low it is easy to want to buy items you may not need.
  • Look for items that you can re-sell on ebay or craigslist. The easiest items would be name brand clothing that is in good shape.
  • Don't be afraid to barter. Nothing has a set price at a garage sale and often the seller might be willing to negotiate.
I hope you have a great Thursday and don't forget that Hy-Vee's 3 day sale starts TODAY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This sale is good THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY! Below are the best deals I see as apart of this sale. Don't miss the other weekly sales here!
  • Fresh Italian Brats=10/$7
  • Lay's chips=BOGO free with prices at 3.99/1=1.98/1 after the sale. Use either your 2/2 or 3/2 Pepsi rebate coupons to get a great deal!
  • Mini sweet watermelon=2.99/1
  • Country Pride frozen leg quarters=3.90 for a 10lb. bag
  • Hy-Vee 8 oz. dips=2/$1 or only .50/1
  • 4 lb. package of strawberries=4.69/1 (GREAT DEAL!)
  • 10 lb. bag of russet potatoes=1.88/1 (GREAT DEAL!)
  • Hy-Vee quarts of ice cream=1.48/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.99/1)
10/10 Sale
  • 1lb. bag of Grimmway farm baby carrots (Aldi price is .99/1)
  • Hy-Vee premium salad croutons
  • Hy-Vee garden salad or coleslaw (Aldi price is .99/1)
  • 15 oz. varieties of Suave shampoo or conditioner (use 1/2 coupon to get these for only .50/1!!!)
  • Vitamin Water (use 1/1 coupon to get these FREE!)
  • Hunts pudding snack packs
  • 5 ct. bag of fresh Hy-vee bagels
  • Hunts 24 oz. bottle of ketchup
  • 12 oz. can of Old Orchard frozen orange juice
Don't forget if you have little ones to also sign them up for the Kid's Club!

Hy-Vee 4/15-4/21

Below are the items I think at the best buys at Hy-Vee this week for our Topeka store. Check your local ad to verify prices for your area!

  • Dole Iceberg lettuce=.66/head (unbeatable price!)
  • Washington pacific rose or jazz apples=.88/lb. (any produce under .99/lb. is a good deal)
  • Sweet yellow onions=.59/lb.
  • 5.6 oz tub of fresh blackberries=1.88
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes=1.88/1 (these are usually around 1.20/1 at Aldi)
  • 8 oz. packages Monteray Whole White mushrooms= BOGO with prices starting at 1.99/1 with in ad coupon
  • Bosc Pears=.99/lb.
  • Baby Read potatoes=.69/lb.
  • Organic cameo or red delicious apples=.99/lb.
Regular weekly deals:
  • Hy-Vee shredded cheese (80z.)=1.25/1 (stock up price!)
  • Hy-Vee brand 15 oz. cans of tomato sauce=.38/1 (Aldi price for a 8 oz. can is .25/1 so Hy-vee is good deal)
  • Midwest county fair peanut butter=1.18/1 (I am not sure what the current Aldi off brand price is, but I think Hy-vee is the better deal)
  • Post Cereal= 2.48/1 (use 1/1 Trail Mix crunch coupon to get this variety for only 1.48/1!)
  • Barilla Pasta=.99/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Old Spice or Secret Deodorant=2/3 or $1.50/1 (Use 1/1 coupons from recent P&G inserts to get these for only .50/1!!!)
  • 16 oz. bags of Midwest county fair frozen veggies=.77/1 (beats any price!)
  • 1 gallon of Hy-Vee brand chocolate milk=2.18/1
  • Hy-Vee 12 oz. cottage cheese=.77/1 (great price)
  • 16 oz. Hy-Vee bolgna=.99/1 with in-ad coupon
  • 2.5 lb. bag of Country Pride frozen chicken breasts=4.48/1 with in ad coupon (beats ANY price this week!)
  • 1lb. Blue Bonnet sticks=.58/1 with in-ad coupon
  • 7-Up products are 3/$11 and you get one FREE when you buy 3 with in-ad coupon. (Makes this 4 12 packs for $11 or 2.75/1)
  • Powerade sports drinks are 10/$10. When you buy 10 you can get 5 more FREE with in-ad coupon.
I will have all the details about the Hy-Vee 3 day sale starting tomorrow up later today!

**If you use this site to help compile your own Hy-Vee post please be sure to link back to this site... Thanks!**

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 4/15-4/21

Below I have posted what I think are the best buys at Dillons this week. All prices are based off the local Topeka ad. This ad extends to Lawrence as well. If you don't live in our region be sure to still check the items that are on sale because chances are your ad will have the same items, but maybe a different price.

**All prices with coupons assume the coupon has doubled**
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 recommend you visit this site here.

Regular Weekly Sales:
  • 1 gallon Dillons Milk or O.J.=2/$5 or 2.50/1 (Aldi milk has been priced consistently around 2.30/gallon)
  • Banquet or Michellena's entrees=.67/1
  • Pepsi 12 packs=3/$11. When you buy 3 you get a FREE bag of Doritos, Fritos, Cheetos or Sun Chips. If you have the Pepsi Rebate coupons use 3 $2/1 Pepsi coupons to get all of this for only $5!!!
  • Sun Burst Laundry detergent (41-50 loads)= ONLY 1.88! (great deal)
  • Select Kellog's cereal=2.18/1 (use 1/1 coupon found on select boxes or from recent inserts or here to get this for 1.18/1)
  • Kroger individual cups of yogurts=2/.88 or .44/1 (Aldi price is .43/1)
  • Individual cans of Van Camp's pork and beans=.59/1 (these are usually around .80 a can... so this a good price)
Meat: BOGO sales are a great way to save!
  • Sterling Silver fresh ground beef=1.77/lb. (stock up!)
  • Pork Loin center cut or loin cut chops=BOGO free with prices around $4/lb.
  • Packages of Pork steak or western style rips=BOGO free with prices around 2.69/lb.
  • Pork spare rib=BOGO free with prices starting around 3.50/lb.
  • Hormel original sizzlers (sausage links) 12 oz. package=$1
  • Tyson boneless frozen chicken breast or tenderloin=5.98 for a 2.5 lb (Note 3 lb. bags at Aldi are around 6.29)
  • Red Seedless grapes=.88/lb. (Great price!)
  • Seedless green or black grapes=1.67/lb.
  • 3 lb. bags of select apples=2/$6 or $3/1 (Aldi bags of apples are usually 2.50/1 or less)
  • 4l.b bags of oranges or 5lb. bags of grape fruit=2/$6 or $3/1
10/10 SALE: All items below are only $1 each!
  • Dillon's white sandwich bread (Kroger value bread is only .88/1)
  • Angle Soft 4 ct. roll
  • Scott paper towels (single rolls)
  • Kroger frozen veggies
  • Birds eye frozen vegges
  • Select Green Giant frozen veggies (Possibly use .50/2 boxes variety or .50/1 steamers)
  • 1 lb. tub of Dillons potato salads
**Please remember if you are using this site to compile your own list of Dillon's deals for your blog you are giving credit back to this blog... THANKS!**

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.

One great way to continue to support this blog is to print your coupons from the widget found here.

***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 14, 2009

Don't Forget....

Tomorrow is Tax Day! With that also comes some great FREEBIES! Early this week I mentioned the free ice cream cone at Maggie Moos!

Be sure to visit Money Saving Mom and Nifty Thrifty Mamma for all the other fun FREEBIES to be had!

Easy Meatloaf Recipe and Price Breakdown

I know my menu plan says I am making egg salad tonight, but I am having a craving for this great meatloaf recipe a friend gave me!

Meat Loaf: 1 loaf, serves 4
  • 1-1.25 lbs. of ground beef ( I never pay more than 1.99/lb.)=1.99
  • 1/2 tsp. salt=pennies
  • 1 egg (I got mine on sale for .79/dozen a few weeks ago)=.07
  • 1 tbsp. onion flakes=pennies
  • 1/2 sleeved crushed saltines (1 box at Aldi=.99 for 4 sleeves)=.12
  • 1/2 c. catsup=maybe .20?
Mix Well and form into loaf shape. Spread catsup on top of loaf and bake at 350 for 1- 1.25 hours.

All together 1 loaf only costs about $2.50 to make or about .62 a serving!!!

I plan to served either baked sweet potatoes or regular potatoes with this tonight along with some steamed veggies- YUM!

Don't Miss the Coupons!

Don't miss out on your chance to print these great Huggies coupons here!:
  • 1.50/1 jumbo pack of diapers
  • 2.00/1 pack of Pull-ups
  • 2.00/1 pack of Good Nights
While printing these coupons here make sure you print your 2/1 Dry Idea coupon and visit Money Saving Mom to see how you can get FREE Dry Idea at Target this week along with a few other FREEBIES!

Monday, April 13, 2009

FREE Dillons Reusable Shopping Bag

You can visit this site here to create your own design for a FREE Dillons (Kroger) reusable shopping bag!

Have fun!

Menu Plan Monday for April 13th

Here is my $50/week menu plan. I have a few repeats from last week... things never seem to go as planned:) Be sure to visit this post here for a FREE weekly menu planning template!

Sunday: Easter Dinner with family... YUM!
Monday: Taco Soup and corn bread
Tuesday: Egg Salad sandwiches (I got a lot of hard boiled eggs to find something to do with:), crackers, and apple slices
Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatos and corn
Thursday: Chicken Bruschetta Bake
Saturday: Pizza and salad

If you live around this region be sure to take advantage of the great Dillons (Kroger) and Hy-Vee deals that are good through tomorrow!

If you have a favorite recipe that is frugal and inexpensive that you would like to see posted on this blog be sure to email me (button at right top corner of blog) before tomorrow and I will post it!