Saturday, April 25, 2009

CVS 4/26

There are a few FREEBIES this week, but not nearly as many as Walgreens! I have posted the FREEBIES below:

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler=2.99
Get back $2 in EB (limit 1)
Use $1/1 coupon= FREE!

Band-aid Brand Bandages=1.00
Use $1/1 coupons to get these FREE!

Be sure to read here for all the info on other deals this week at CVS!

Walgreens for 4/26

It is official that starting tomorrow the Walgreens Easy Saver Rebate program will no longer be happening. Instead Walgreens is taking a "CVS" approach and offering more items that are FREE after RRs.
Please read more about this here. While you are there check out all the great FREEBIES and MONEY MAKERS this week! Below is my RR rolling plan for the week: take note that this will still work for you even if you don't have any RR's to start with. You will just pay a little more OOP.

Transaction 1:
  • 1 Bayer Breeze=14.99
  • 1 Ecotrin=2.00
  • 1 Bayer Quick Release=2.49
  • -$2 Chapstick RR (from 2 weeks ago)
  • - $30/1 Bayer coupon (adjusted down to 14.99)=-14.99
  • -2.25 Ecotrin coupon (like adjusted down to 2.00)=2.00
New Total=.49 + tax, and I will get back $5 in RR for the Breeze Meter, $2 in RR for the Ecotrin and $2.49 in RR for the Bayer for a total of $9.49 back!

Transaction #2:
  • 1 Rembrandt toothpaste or mouthwash=5.99
  • 1 Ecotrin=2.00
  • - $5 RR from the Breeze Meter
  • -$2.25/1 Ecotrin coupon (likely adjusted down to $2.00)
Total=.99 + tax and I get $5.99 in RR for the Rembrandt back and $2 in RR for the Ecotrin=$7.99 back!

Transaction #3
  • 1 Nivea body wash=4.99
  • .25 filler item
  • -2 RR from Ecotrin
  • -2.49 RR from they Bayer tablets
Total=.75 + tax and I will get back 4.99 in RR for the Nivea

Total OOP for the day=$2.23 + tax and I will still have my 5.99 Rembrant RR, 4.99 Nivea RR and a 2 Ectorin RR left for a total of 12.98 in RRs to roll next week!

After I subtract out my $2 RR I started with and my total OOP I will actually make a little under $9.00!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Garage Sale Finds!

I haven't completed my weekly shopping trips yet so I thought for my super savings this week I would post a pic of the awesome stuff I found at the garage sales around the 46th and Indian Creek area (up North). For only $4 I was able to get 3 pairs of shorts, 2 short sleeved shirts, 1 long sleeved shirt, 2 books and pair of sandals!!!

We were desperately in need of most of this stuff minus the books. I just can't pass up books for only .10!!! The best part about the clothing is that most of it is either Target brand or Old Navy!

I hope you found some great stuff too! To see the great sales to be had on groceries at Dillons click here and for Hy-Vee click here!

Enfamil Rewards Program

Similar to the Huggies and Pampers rewards programs, Enfamil has now come out with a rewards program of their own!

Enfamil Rewards is a program that gives you points for purchasing elligalbe products and participating in free activities. You can use these points to enter various games and sweepstakes.

To register for this program and to learn more about it be sure to visit here!

Walgreens Reminder

Don't forget you have until Saturday to purchase all your FAR items or other items from the Easy Saver Catalog. There is rumor that this is the last month for the ES program... more details on that as I receive them.

Speaking of Walgreens be sure to read here how to make $2 when buying Ecotrin next week!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dillon's Catalinas

Both of these offers run from 4/24-5/17

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal:
  • Buy 3 boxes and get a $2 OYNO catalina
  • Buy 4 boxes and get a $3 OYNO catalina
  • Buy 5 boxes and get a $5 OYNO catalina
I am not sure of the price per box and I don't know of any coupons out there for this cereal... correct me if I am wrong please:)

Old El Paso Products: Shells, Dinner Kits, Seasoning, Refried Beans or Heat and Serve side dishes:
  • Buy 3 items and save $1 OYN beef or chicken purchase
  • Buy 6 items and save $3 OYN beef or chicken purchase
Load .50/1 cellfire coupon here.
If there are other coupons available please let me know!

Garage Sale this weekend

I hear this weekend that the neighborhoods surrounding the 46th and Indian Creek area (up North) will have be having their garage sales! Remember going to garage sales is a great way to save money!

If you know of other BIG neighborhood garage sales going on please let us know in the comment section!

For other weekend happenings be sure to check out today for all the latest info!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Here are the best deals of Hy-Vee's 3 day sale that I can see. This sale is going on THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY ONLY!
  • Golden ripe cantalope=1.77/1
  • 4.4 oz package of fresh blueberries=2.48/1
  • Di Lusso delux thin sliced deli ham=2.99/lb.
  • Hormel boneless pork lion=1.79/lb.
  • Dole Cauliflower=1.38/head (Aldi price this week is .99/1)
  • Disney Naval oranges=.69/lb.
  • Farmland bacon=1.99/1 (great price!)
  • 16 oz. roll of Honeysuckle ground turkey =2/$3 or $1.50/1
Be sure to check out the other weekly deals here!

Hy-Vee 4/22-4/28

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!
  • Van Camp's Pork and Beands 15 oz. cans=3/$1 or .33/1 (GREAT PRICE!)
  • 1 dozen large Hy-Vee eggs=.97/1 (great price!)
  • Oscar Mayer Deli shaved meat=2/$5 or 2.50/1
  • Ball Park Franks=1.77/1 (good price for these)
  • Blue Ribbon pork loin pork chops=1.99/1lb.
  • Hy-Vee 15 oz. cans of fruit=.77/1 (a little less than Aldi price)
  • 26 oz. cans of Midwest County fair pasta sauce=.68/1
  • Post cereal=1.88/1 (Aldi price for cereal is 1.69 and up)
  • Hy-Vee 1 lb. margarine=.68/1
  • 24 oz. Midwest county fair cottage cheese=1.49/1 (beats Aldi price of 2.12)
  • 32 oz. bags of Hy-Vee frozen veggies=1.99/1 (16 oz. bags at Aldi=.95/1)
  • 16 oz. Hy-Vee sour cream=.58/1 with in-ad coupon (beats Aldi price of.99/1)
  • 1 quart of Hy-Vee sherbet=2/$3 or $1.50/1
  • Earthbound Organic salads (5 oz)=1.99/1
  • Fresh Green Beans=.99/lb.
  • Fuji apples=.88/lb.
  • 5.6 oz package of blackberries=1.88/1
  • Chili Red seedless grapes=1.18/lb.
I will have all the details about the Hy-Vee 3 day sale starting tomorrow up later today!

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 4/22-4/28

Below I have posted what I think are the best buys at Dillons this week. I compare the prices to those of Aldi to make sure it is the "best buy".

One great way to continue to support this blog is to print your coupons from the widget found here. You can also now load cellfire coupons to your Dillons/Kroger card here!

**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 Deals:
  • Dillons gallon Milk or O.J.=2/$5 or 2.50/1 (Aldi price is around 2.30 for a gallon)
  • 8 oz Kroger Shreds=1.28/1 (Aldi price for 12 oz. is 2.49 so STOCK UP AT DILLONS!)
  • Selected varieties of Lays chips=1.88/1 (Good price for Lays, but off brand price at Aldi is 1.19/bag)
  • Pepsi 2 Liters are 5/$5 when you buy 5 (Sale price is 4/$5 and you get the 5th free when you buy 4)
  • Sunburst laundry detergent (41-50 loads)=1.88/1
  • Kellog's cereal=2.18 (use 1.50/1 mf coupon from recent inserts to get a box for only .69/1!, or use $1/2 coupon here) (Also see how I got 2 boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats for only .59/box HERE!)
  • Capri Sun 10 ct.=1.79 (Use 1/1 coupon from last weekend's inserts to get this for only .79/1!)
  • Kroger Frozen potatoes=3/$5 or $1.67/1 (this is close to the Aldi price)
  • Kroger Value bread white or wheat=.78/1 (beats Aldi price!)
  • Kroger Value 10 ct. value biscuits=.37/1
  • Kroger Value cereal=.99/box (8-14 oz varieties) (beats most prices on Aldi creal)
  • Kroger Value quarts of ice cream=.99/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.99/1)
  • Sterling Silver center cut back ribs=1.79/lb.
  • Tyson Fresh chicken drumsticks or thighs=.99/lb.
10/10 Sale: All prices are $1
  • Pillsbury Brownie Mixes (use 1/2 coupon to get these for only .50/box!)
  • Kroger Ice cream novelties (6-12 ct. boxes)
  • Dillons Hamburger or Hotdog buns (Aldi price is usually around .89/1)
  • Fast Fixin Chicken (sign up here to receive 10 .30/1 coupons... this .30/1 coupon would make these only .40/1!)
  • Kroger 16 oz. dips/sour cream/cottage cheese (Same as Aldi price)
  • Peppridge Farm Goldfish (GREAT PRICE FOR THESE! Hint: If you buy the baby goldfish there are more ounces in that bag for the same price)
  • Kroger Jumo biscuits (beats Aldi price)
  • 24 oz Kroger ketchup (Aldi price for 36 oz. is 1.19)
  • McCormick grill mates seasonings (use .25/1 coupon to get these for only .50/1)
  • Kroger Delux pints of ice cream
  • 4 lb. tubs of strawberries=4.69/1 (GREAT PRICE! Be sure to see the strawberrie recipes I posted here!)
  • 10 lb. bag of Kroger russet potatoes=2.99/1 (Aldi price has been 3.99/1)
  • Black or Red Seedless grapes=1.67/1lb. (Aldi 2lb. tubs of red grapes are 2.99)
  • Cameo apples=.89/lb.
Kroger Comforts Deal:
Buy any $15 worth of participating Comforts items get $3 off your total! Be sure to use this $3/1 diaper coupon here for a good deal!
  • 25.7 oz cans of Formula=13.95
  • Value box of diapers=15.99
  • Jumbo packs of diapers (usually a better buy) are usually priced around 6.49/1
  • Tubs of wipes=2/$4
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.

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 21, 2009


Today you can load the NEW Cellfire coupons! Be sure to load them now before you no longer can! My favorite one I see is the Ben and Jerry's coupon:) Below is a list of the ones that are now available to load to your Dillons/Kroger card... you can do that here!

  • 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 $1.00 on any package of Huggies® Diapers
  • Save $1.50 when you purchase any (1) One Axe Hair product
  • Save $.75 when you purchase any (1) One Ben & Jerry's® product
  • Save $.75 when you purchase any (2) Two Knorr® Sides products
I will have the Dillons/Kroger deals posted in the morning. See you then!


Tomorrow ONLY you can get a FREE usable shopping bag with any in store purchase. To make this deal sweeter you can go here to get your 15% in store purchase coupon (20% on Walgreens brand). Be sure to use this coupon on the Walgreens deals this week found here!

Recipes for Strawberries!

I know yesterday I said I would post my homeade chicken nuggets recipe today but I had a change of plans. If you were able to get in on the Hy-Vee 3 day sale you may have picked up a 4lb. box of strawberries for only 2.98! If you have been Aldi today or are going their 1lb. tubs of strawberries are only $1 for TODAY ONLY! These strawberries are such a great price because they need to be used quickly! Thanks to a few friends here are 2 recipes that can help you use up all those strawberries!

Strawberry Muffins
from Betty Crocker's Best-Loved Recipes
makes 12 muffins
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pecan Streusel Topping

Pecan Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons melted margarine or butter
**Mix all ingredients until well blended.

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 medium muffin cups, 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches, or line with paper baking cups.
2. Mix milk, oil, orange peel and egg in large bowl until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients except Pecan Streusel Topping, just until moistened.
3. Prepare Pecan Streusel Topping. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full with batter. Sprinkle batter with Pecan Streusel Topping. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Baked Strawberry Pie (friend's recipe)

Pastry for 1 double-crusted 9-inch pie
4 ½ cups drained, stemmed, halved strawberries1
¼ cup sugar
4 tablespoons minute tapioca
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter

Mix strawberries with sugar, tapioca, cornstarch, and salt. Let stand while making crust. Spoon into crust. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust. Vent. Bake at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Attention Kashi Lovers!

As long as I have been using I don't know that I have ever seen Kashi coupons on there! Currently there are 3 to be had:
  • $1.50/ any 2 Kashi Cereal Bars
  • $1.50/ and 2 Boxes of Kashi Cereal
  • $1/1 any Box of Kashi Sunshine Cereal
Be sure to prints yours here!

Hy-Vee: Soda for a good price

A big thanks goes to my "orange soda junkie" friend who put together this great deal at Hy-Vee! Today is the last day to do this deal, so if you like 7&Up soda products be sure to head to Hy-Vee before the end of the day!

7 &Up soda product 12 packs (RC, Sunkist, 7&Up and Diet Right) are on sale 3 for $11. You get a 4th one FREE when you buy 3 (in-ad coupon). My friend reports that some of these soda packages have $1/1 peelies on them. Here is the deal:
  • Buy 4 12 packs of 7&Up soda products=$11 (be sure to give in-ad coupon to get 4th one FREE!)
  • Use 4 $1/1 peelies found on some packages
  • Total=$7.00 for 4 12 packs
That is only $1.75/12 pack. Not a bad deal... especially if you are an orange soda junkie:)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dillons: Cheap Diapers?

We will know Wednesday morning if our region is participating in this Kroger Diaper Deal discussed here. In the event that this deal comes to our stores and you are in need of diapers I encourage you to go ahead and print the $3/1 coupon now! Even if we don't get the same deal this $3/1 coupon will still come in handy for cheap diapers!

Dillons: Birds Eye Veggies for only .50/bag?

In this weekend's coupon inserts there was a coupon for $1/2 bags of Birds Eye steam fresh or rice varieties. If these 2 varieties are a part of the 10/10 sale going on at Dillons this week here is a deal you can do:
  • Buy 2 Bags of Birds Eye veggies=$2.00
  • Use $1/2 coupon
  • Total=$1.00 for both bags
That is only .50/bag!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my $50/week menu plan:

Sunday: dinner with family
Monday: Sloppy Joes/sweet potato fries/green beans
Tuesday: Homemade chicken fingers/mashed potatoes/corn
Wednesday: Breakfast... possible biscuits and gravy
Thursday: Ritzy chicken/broccoli/fruit slices
Friday: Pizza/raw veggies
Saturday: out of town

I will post a great recipe for homemade chicken fingers tomorrow. See you then!


At first glance this week I didn't think I would be getting much, but I had many CRTs print off for me which allowed me to end up making an overage of $1.50 today! Here is what I bought at CVS this week:
  • 3 Aveeno Lotions marked at $6/1=$18 (get 10 EB when you spend $25)
  • 1 Aveeno Lotion marked at $7/1 (get 10 EB when you spend $25)
  • 1 Edge Shave cream=2.89 (Free after EB)
  • 1 Benefiber=6.49 (Get 10 EB when you spend $20)
  • 1 Gas-X thin strips=5.49 (Get 10 EB when you spend $20)
  • 1 Gas-X tablets=10.49 (Get 10 EB when you spend $20)
Total= $50.36
  • -$5/$30 CRT
  • -$4/$20 beauty purchase CVS coupon (emailed to me and used on Aveeno purchase)
  • -$3/1 Benefiber CRT
  • -$5/2 Gas-X or Maalox CRT
  • -$2/1 Benefiber MF coupon
  • -2 $1/1 Gas-X MF coupons=-$2
  • -4 $2/1 Aveeno coupons=-$8
Total after coupons=$21.36

I got back $10 in EB for the Aveeno deal, $10 in EB for the Benefiber/Maalox/Gas-X deal and 2.89 back for the Edge Shave cream=$22.89 back in EB= $1.50 MONEY MAKER!