Friday, May 8, 2009


Just in case you aren't sick of Kellog's yet you can now print MORE coupons here! There are many reasons this week to do so for SUPER SAVINGS!

Hy-Vee (the best deal of the week)
Kellog's cereal=1.58/1 (use 1/1 coupons here to get them for only .58/box!!!)

Kellog's cereal=1.98/1 (use 1/1 coupons here to get them for only .98/box!!)

Read here for how to get these for only .67/box!

Kellog's cereal=2.88/1
Use 1/1 doubled coupon to get them for only .88/box!!!

KFC Update

If you were able to print your FREE meal coupons from KFC but haven't used them yet there are a few things you need to know.

You can read here about why some KFC's are choosing to not honor these coupons but will still give you a rain check.

It is my understanding, however, that the KFC's in Topeka will honor these coupons, but they have a per day quota. So my suggestions for all of you is that if you want to redeem these coupons I would go for lunch because by 4:00p.m. yesterday all 3 Topeka stores had hit their quota.

If you know of other information please be sure to share it with us. Thanks!

Apple Market Deals

Just recently Laura has taken over doing the Apple Market Deals! Be sure to head over to her blog here to see what is on sale this week! The Johnsonville Brats look like a steal!

I will be linking to her in my regular Wednesday Dillons and Hy-vee posts so be sure to look for her link!

This week's neighborhood garage sales

Neighborhood garage sales going on this weekend:

The city of Valley Falls will have theirs today and tomorrow! Be sure to stop by local stores to pick up a copy of the list of homes having a sale!

The Montara neighborhood located in SW Topeka is having their neighborhood wide garage sale today and tomorrow.

Happy bargain hunting!

Hy-Vee 3 Day sale!

Thanks to Cara for the info about this. It looks like Hy-Vee has a few other things on sale only through tomorrow!
  • Blue Bell 1pt ice cream $1
  • Robert's half gallon orange juice $1
  • Hyvee's large single topping 12" pizza BOGO
  • Hyvee Butter 1lb. $1.48
  • Dole bagged salad 88¢
Don't miss all the other Hy-Vee best buys here!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Electricity bill

Below is my post you can also see on today! Be sure to visit to see all the area events happening in and around Topeka this weekend!

Saving on your Electricity Bill

I am LOVING this weather, are you? It is not too cold and it is not too hot, it is perfect. Of course, from the money saving perspective, I really love this weather because neither my furnace nor my air conditioner are running which equals big savings for our household this month!

Soon enough I won't be saving so much money because at some point the air conditioner will have to come on. Every year in our house we make it a little game to see how low we can keep our electric bill. Last year we hit a record low in our 4 years of marriage and I am not sure we can top it this year! Here are a few things that help us from turning on our air conditioner earlier than necessary and allow us to run it as little as possible during the hot summer months.

Fans Fans Fans!
One of the greatest ways we have found to keep our electric bill low is to use fans. We use our whole house fan, ceiling fans, tower fans and even a window fan! If you have an attic fan this is such a great resource as well! We primarily use the window fan while the evenings are cool and the air conditioner is still not necessary. We have one in our dining room window and turn it on at night so it can pull the cold air in. We have seen this fan cool our house as much as 5 degrees over night! Mind you our house is not that big.

Use the Crock Pot and Grill
We all know that using our oven inevitably makes the kitchen hot and depending on the type of house you have this heat will disperse to other parts of your house. Using the crock pot or grill in the hotter months are great alternatives to the oven.

Use more natural light
Since the sun is up so long in the summer months we use as few lamps and overhead lights as possible. Believe it or not overhead lights and even lamps can generate heat and use additional electricity. So open up the windows and let the natural light in!

Use power strips
Okay, this won't keep your house cool, but it will help you save on electricity. Consider plugging things such as your computer, tv/stereo and even kitchen appliances into power strips. Even when your electronics are turned off they will still use electricity as long as they are still plugged in. So plug as many things as you can into power strips and simply turn them off at night. We have noticed a $10 decrease in our monthly electric bill just by doing this. It may not sound like a lot but over a year that is $120.00! That amount of money can go a long way!

If you have other ideas be sure to share them in the comments section!

K-Mart Update

Have you been to K-Mart yet for the double coupon extravaganza? If not be sure to check it out the details here! I wanted to alert you to a few other deals that are not on the original list I linked you to:

Electrasol dish washing tablets (various sizes)=2/$8 or 1/$4
Use 2.25/1 coupon doubled to $4 and get this FREE!

Kellog's Cereal=2.88/1
Use $1/1 coupons here or $1/1 Frosted Mini Wheats from Vocal Point to get these for only .88/box!

All laundry detergent=4.79/1
Use $2/1 printable (I printed mine over a month ago and was available only for 1 day) to get a bottle for only .79/1!

What else other great deals have you gotten? Be sure to share in the comments section!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Get your FREE KFC!

Right now you can print a coupon (today is the last day) good for a FREE 2 piece grilled chicken meal from KFC minus the drink! I read about this many places but the 1st place I saw it was here!

So be sure to head over to Common Sense with Money to find out how to get your coupon!

Hy-Vee 5/6-5/12

There aren't as many great things in the ad as usual but the deals available are GREAT ONES! Check your local ad for price matches!
  • KELLOG's CEREAL=1.58/1 (PRINT $1/1 COUPONS HERE to get these for ONLY .58/BOX!) (Use $1/1 Frosted Mini wheats from vocal point to get those for .58/box)
  • Farmland breakfast sausage links or rolls=$1/1
  • Hy-Vee split chicken breasts=.99/lb.
  • Skippy Peanut Butter=1.48/1 (use .40/1 coupons to get this for only $1.08!)
  • Hunts 4 ct. snack pack pudding=.88/1
  • Hy-Vee 6=86 or 160 ct. facial tissue=.88/1
  • Suave Shampoo or conditioner=.88/1 (use $1/2 coupons to get these for only .38/1!)
  • Hy-Vee 24 oz. sour cream=1.18/1 (Aldi is usually .99/1 for only 16 oz.)
  • Hy-Vee frozen veggies=.88/1 (beats Aldi price of .95/1)
  • Hy-Vee 18 ct. eggs=1.28/1 (Aldi has been priced around .90-.99/dozen)
  • 80% lean ground beef 1lb. rolls=1.87/1
  • 2.5 lb. bag of Country Pride frozen chicken breasts=4.99/1 (Aldi price is around 5.99 for a 3 lb. bag)
  • Individual cups of Dannon Yogurt=10/$3 with in ad coupon (use .60/6 MF coupon to get all 10 for only 2.40 or only .24/cup!
  • Classic Wonder Bread=.99/1 with in ad coupon
  • Fresh green beans=.99/lb.
  • Green Bell peppers=2/$1
  • Cappuro farms lettuce=1.18/1 (includes romaine, red and green)
  • 6 oz. package of Driscoll's raspberries=2.88/1
  • Fresh sweet corn=4/$1 (beats Dillons price this week)
  • 4.4 oz package of blueberries=2.48/1
  • Dole Salad blends=2/$4
  • Red seedless grapes=1.48/lb.
As always if you see a deal or coupon match up I missed be sure to let us know in the comment section.

Remember the best way to support this blog besides your readership is to continue printing your coupons 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.

Dillons 5/6-5/12

Below are what I consider the best buys for the week at Dillons. Our ad says these deals are good at our Topeka and Lawrence stores only. Be sure to compare your local ad to ours because you may have the same things on sale, just at a different price.

One great way to continue to support this blog is to print your coupons here! You can also now load cellfire coupons to your Dillons/Kroger card here! **NEW ONES CAME OUT YESTERDAY!88

**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 1 gal. Milk=2/$5 or $2.50/1 (Aldi price is usually around $2.30/gal.)
  • Oscar Mayer hot dogs=10/10 (great price!)
  • 6-8oz Kraft cheese varieties or 12 oz singles=1.66/1 (great price!)
  • 2 liters of Dr. Pepper=4/$5, get 2 FREE when you buy 6! This makes them only .84/bottle!
  • Kellog's Cereal=1.98/1 (print your $1/1 coupons here to get these for only $.98/box!)
  • Barilla pasta=10/$10
  • 26 oz. jars of Kroger pasta sauce=10/$10
  • Starburst liquid laundry detergent=1.88/1
  • Deli Fresh Oscar Mayer lunch meat=2/$6 (use $1/2 coupons located next to these at the store to get them for 2/$5 or $2.50/1)
  • Cover Girl products are BOGO free! (use $1/1 coupons from recent P&G insert)
  • Yo-Plait Yogurt=10/$5 (get $2 catalina back when you buy 20) (use .40/6 coupons)
  • Home Pride wheat bread=1.48/1 (great price!)
  • Lays kettle Cooked chips=2.28/1 (use $1/2 coupons to make these only $1.78/1)
  • 4 lb. tub of Strawberries=4.77 (great price!)
  • 1 lb. tub of Driscoll strawberries= 1.47 (good price)
  • Cameo Apples=.89/lb. (any fruit for under $1/lb. is a good price!)
  • Fresh Florida sweet corn=5/$2
  • 10 lb. bag of Kroger Potatoes=2.99/1 ( Aldi price has been around 3.99/1)
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.

Walgreens: FREE True Shimmer Chapstick

If you are one of the 1st 10,000 registrants to sign up here for the $100 in Revlon Products give away you will receive a coupon by mail for a FREE True Shimmer Chapstick. I just got done signing up and it was very easy!

Thanks Blaire!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FREE 8x10 at Walgreens

Don't forget that tomorrow ONLY, May 6th you can get a FREE 8x10 photo from when you upload your photo and enter the code MOTHER at check out!

NEW Cellfire Coupons!

You can load NEW coupons right here starting today!! Here are the newest ones:

Pillsbury® Tstr Strdl Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy any Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries.

Hamburger Helper® Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Nature Valley® Bars Save $.55
Save $.55 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

BC® Supreme Brownie Save $.75
Save $.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.

Lucky Charms® Cereal Save $.55
Save $.55 when you buy Lucky Charms® cereal.

Chex Mix® or Snack Save $.60
Save $.60 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Betty Crocker® Salad Save $.35
Save $.35 when you buy any flavor Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® Mix.

Yoplait® Save $.50
Save $.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light

Yoplait® Kids Save $.80
Save $.80 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed: - Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt - Yoplait® Kids Cup Yogurt - Yoplait® Kids Yogurt Drink - Yoplait®

Banana Nut Cheerios® Save $.75
Save $.75 when you buy Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal.

Cottonelle® Save $.25
Save $.25 on any ONE (1) 4-pack or Larger COTTONELLE® Toilet Paper.

Huggies® Diapers SAVE $3
Save $3.00 on any two packages of Huggies® Diapers.

Kotex® Save $1
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) KOTEX® Product.

Axe Hair Save $1.50
Save $1.50 when you purchase any (1) One Axe Hair product!

Ben & Jerry's Save $.75
Save $.75 when you purchase any (1) One Ben & Jerry's® product!

Knorr® Sides Save $.75 on 2
Save $.75 when you purchase any (2) Two Knorr® Sides product!

Best Foods® Save $.60
Save $.60 when you purchase any (1) One Best Foods® product!

Hellmann's® Save $.60
Save $.60 when you purchase any (1) One Hellmann's® product!

Speed Stick 24/7 Save $.75
Save $.75 on any one Mens Speed Stick 24/7 AP/Deodorant except trial size.

Colgate Total Advanc Save $.75
Save $.75 on any one Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste except trial size.

Vaseline® Lotions Save $1
Save $1 when you purchase any (1) One 200ml or larger Vaseline® hand and body lotion

Chicken Nuggets: Recipe and Price Breakdown

I got this recipe from a good friend and my family loves it! It is so easy!

Nuggets: Serves 4-6

3 chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds), cut into 1/2 in. strips (3 lb. bag at Aldi has been 5.99 lately) 1.5 lbs.=$3.00
2/3 c. Bisquick mix (or flour)= guesstimate of about .30?
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese (use fresh or in can)= guesstimate of .50?
1/2 tsp. garlic salt=pennies
1/2 tsp. paprika=pennies
1 egg (1 dozen has been around $1 lately at Aldi)=.08 cents
3 Tbsp. butter, melted (margarine sticks are .59/4 ct. box at Aldi) 3 tbsp.=about .07 cents

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
In a 1-gal. plastic bag, mix Bisquick (or flour), cheese, salt, and paprika.
Dip the chicken strips into the egg; place in bag and shake to coat (do half at a time). Place on cookie sheet. Drizzle butter over chicken.
Bake 12-14 min, turning halfway.

I was able to serve our family of 3 and have leftovers. I simply put the nuggets in the fridge, and then reheated them in the oven on 300 degrees for about 10 minutes for lunch the next day.

So all together these will cost you around $4.00 to make give or take a few pennies. That is .67-$1/serving!

Johnny Carinos

You may have read here yesterday about how various Carinos restaurants around the country are giving mom a FREE meal for Mother's Day. Well unfortunately our local Topeka store IS NOT participating!

The good news in this post is that I discovered that when you visit the Carinos site here and sign up for their email club you will be sent a coupon for 1/2 off 1 entree! I signed up yesterday and recieved my coupon this morning.

K-Mart Tripple Couopns?


Thanks to Blaire for this info!

Apparently our Topeka K-Mart is actually DOUBLING coupons this week not trippling. After talking with the staff at K-mart it was discovered that our Topeka K-mart is doubling coupons up to a max amount of $4! That will make for some great deals! Below is Blaire's comment with the info in it

"I was just in the Kmart on Wanamaker about an hour ago. They put a sign on the door saying that the .75 coupon was an error. They will double $2.00 coupons to $4.00 off. I asked if you buy a $3 item and have a $2 coupon, what would happen. They will take off $3, and give you the item for free, but will not give overage. I did not see anything about tripling. The salesperson said that each person can only use 25 coupons per day. Not transaction. Per day. HTH.."

Still be sure to see this HUGE compilation of double coupon match ups here! Remember these prices that are posted here may not represent the prices of our Topeka store, but probably come close!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Just For Fun

A good friend of mine emailed me this link to a video of a woman who has been couponing for 30 years! Even after years of cutting coupons she isn't tired of it. She has officially become my inspiration to never stop:)

You can access the video here.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 5/4

Here is my $50/week menu plan! Be sure to read here on how to get Kellog's cereal for only .67/box this week at CVS!

Sunday: Hamburgers on the grill, corn on the cob and chips and guacamole
Monday: BBQ chicken sandwiches, baked beans, left over corn on the cob
Tuesday: Skillet Lasagna, bread, green beans
Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner, eggs and potatoes/fruit/cinnamon rolls
Thursday: Homemade chicken fingers/mashed potatoes/peas
Friday: Dinner with friends
Saturday: Pizza!

I will post my recipe for homeade chicken fingers tomorrow. See you then!