Saturday, May 30, 2009


Nope no baby yet... but I do have BIG NEWS!

I have been trying to confirm some things with Walgreens customer service about their RR program that I have been having some troubles with. In the midst of doing so tonight the polite customer service man let me in on some info I wasn't aware of.

Starting in July Walgreens is rolling out a whole new rewards program and getting rid of the RRs. I just about jumped for joy as he told me that they would be doing a program similar to CVS with a rewards card and EVERYTHING! He even assured me it was supposed to be better than CVS... it might be to good to be true! If you have other info regarding this new program be sure to let us know!

So I hope that brings a smile to your week since the deals are a little slow at CVS and Walgreens.

Also don't forget to check here to see if you are able to print more high dollar Kraft coupons... I was and they don't expire for another month! These will likely no longer be printable after tomorrow so be sure to print them NOW!

Coupons reset?

I went to print some coupons here this morning and noticed that previous coupons I had reached my limit on were available for printing AGAIN!!!

It might be worth it to check it for yourself real quick. Click here and see if you can print more high dollar Kraft coupons!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Hy-Vee coupon policy

It has come to my attention from several of my readers that Hy-Vee now has a new coupon policy. I know many of you have also had issues in the store using internet printable coupons so I want to give you some info about this.

Kerri over at Southeast Iowa Deals did a great post about the new Hy-Vee coupon policy. You can read it here! Be sure you go their so you can read the entire policy for yourself.

Here are just a few highlights to be a ware of from the announcement Hy-Vee made regarding their coupon policy on 5/14 regarding internet printables:
  • Manufacturer coupons that involve any kind of free product will not be accepted, including “buy one, get one free” offers.
  • No coupon that exceeds $2.50 will be accepted.
Take note also on any coupon:
  • Coupons that exceed the price of the item will not be accepted. (I assume this goes for .99 items that you $1/1 coupons for.)
Now 1 reader was told by both cashier and store manager that she could not use more than 1 internet printable per transaction. From looking over their announcement this is inaccurate information since Hy-Vee states that the will accept 1 MF coupon PER ITEM!

My recommendation is to follow the guidelines in their announcement but keep a copy of the coupon policy with you as you will certainly experience more difficulties using coupons at Hy-Vee... bummer!

Stay tuned as I will post again on how you can kindly voice your concerns about this to Hy-Vee. For now understand that this is not a store management decision but a corporate one so there is nothing the management in Topeka can do.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hy-Vee 3 Day Sale!

Here are the best deals I see for the Hy-Vee 3-day sale going on Thurs., Fri. and Sat. of this week ONLY!
  • 64 oz. Hy-Vee light apple juice=.99/1 (beats Aldi and Dillons this week!)
  • Hy-Vee mac and cheese=.33/1 (Aldi off brand tends to be around .29/box)
  • 8 oz. cans of Hy-Vee tomato sauce=.19/1 (beats any price!)
  • 15 lb. bag of Hy-Vee potatoes=2.49/1 (beats any price this week!)
  • Hy-Vee cole slaw or garden salad
  • 6-8 oz. varieties of shredded cheese=4/$5 or $1.25/1 (Beats any price this week!)
  • Hy-Vee 4 ct. stick of butter=1.48/1 (good price!)
  • 4 qt. pail of Midwest County Fair ice cream=2.99/1
Be sure to visit this week's Hy-Vee post here for all the other week's best deals!

Hy-Vee 5/27-6/2

From the looks of it there doesn't seem to be many items on sale, but of the ones that are the prices are great! Be sure to check your local ad for price match ups!

Regular Deals:
  • Hy-Vee individual cups of yogurt are .28/1 (beats Aldi price of .35-.43/1)
  • Hormel boneless pork loin=1.47/lb.
  • Bar-s franks or bologna=$1/1
  • Hidden Valley dressings are 2.88/1 (use $1.50/2 coupon here to get these for 2.13/1)
  • Pillsbury Classic brownie mixes=.99/1
  • Nabisco 100 calorie snack packs=$2.50/1 (use $1/1 coupon here to get these for $1.50/1)
  • K00l-aid drink mix packets are 10/$1 (use .50/10 coupon here to get all 10 for only .50!!!)
  • 18ct. of Hy-Vee large eggs=1.18/1 (price for 1 dozen has been around .99 lately)
  • 16 oz. Hy-vee mustard=.68/1
  • 200 ct. Midwest county fair napkins=1.49/1
  • 8 oz. Hy-Vee cream cheese=.99/1 (same as or beats Aldi price)
  • 3 lb. bag of Antioch Farms frozen chicken breasts=5.99/1 (same as or beats Aldi price... usually thier are 6.25/1 but will go on sale for 5.99/1)
  • 6ct. Hy-Vee bagels=1.18/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.29/1)
  • Azteca tortillas=.88/1 (beats Aldi price of .99/1)
  • Cantaloupe=1.48/1
  • Red cherries=2.99/lb.
  • 6 oz. package of Driscoll's raspberries=2.48/1 (Dillons price this week is 1.99/1)
  • 2 lb. bag of Grimmway Farm baby carrots=1.77 (1lb. bags at Aldi are .99/1 so Hy-Vee is the better deal this week)
  • Select varieties of apples=.88/lb.
**Hy-Vee will be having a 3-day sale this week. I will have all those details up later today!**

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!

Dillons 5/27-6/2

Below are what I consider the best buys for the week at Dillons (there are even some FREEBIES!!!). 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!

**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 or OJ=$2.50/1
  • Banquet or Michellena entrees=.77/1
  • Doritos=1.98/1 (good price for Doritos, Aldi off brand is 1.19/1)
  • Big K 2 Liters=2/$1
  • BIGI MEAT sale on boneless chuck or round roast and steaks as well as pork sirloin chips or pork steak
  • Kroger Value ice cream ( a little less than a quart)=.99/1 (aldi price for 1 quart is 1.99/1)
  • Minute Maid juice drinks=.99/1
  • Digorno or California Pizza Kitchen pizzas=5.49/1 (use $1/1 for these here to get them for 4.49/1)
  • Edy's ice cream2.27/1 (GREAT PRICE for Edys!)
  • Kraft miracle whip or mayo=2.49/1 (use 1/1 coupons here or from recent inserts to get this for only 1.49/1 (beats Aldi off brand price of 1.69/1)
  • Kraft Salad dressing=1.69/1 (use $1/1 coupons here or $1.50/1 coupons from recent inserts to get this for .19/1 or .69/1... either way beats ANY PRICE!)
  • Dixie Plates=$2.50/1 (use .50/1 coupon from recent inserts to get these for $1.50/1)
  • Kroger Value wheat or white bread=.78/1 (beats Aldi price)
  • Kroger Value hamburger or hot dogs buns=.88/1 (same as aldi price)
  • 64 oz. Kroger value apple juice=1.39/1 (I am not sure on the Aldi price on this but sounds around the same)
  • Kroger 8 ct. value hot dogs=.88/1 (beats off brand Aldi price)
  • Kroger Value bacon=1.75/1 (beats off brand Aldi price of 1.99/1)
  • Kroger 1 lb. breakfast sausage rolls=1.50/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.99/1)
10/10 Sale (the limit of items you can purchase is 10, but you don't have to purchase 10 to get the $1 price)
  • Kroger frozen veggies (Aldi price is .95/1)
  • Kroger 16 oz. cottage cheese, sour cream or dips (same as Aldi price)
  • Turkey Hill tea (use $1/2 coupons to get these for only .50/half gallon)
  • Kroger deluxe pints of ice cream or frozen novelties
  • Betty crocker traditional brownie mix (I think aldi off brand is still less than this)
  • Kroger tortilla chips (same as Aldi price)
  • Cool whip topping (use $1/2 coupon here to get these for only .50/1!)
  • Weber grilling spices (use .50/1 coupons to get these FREE!)
  • Colgate toothpaste=10/$10 (use .75/1 coupons to get this FREE!)
  • Reach toothbrush or floss=10/$10 (use $1/1 tb coupons to get this FREE and .50/1 floss coupons to get that FREE!)
  • 1 lb. Driscoll's Strawberries=1.49/1
  • 6 oz. Raspberries or blackberries=1.99/1
  • 4.4 oz. blueberries=1.99/1
  • 10 lb. bag of russet potatoes=2.99/1 (beats Aldi price of 3.99/1)
Kraft Mac and Cheese Deal: Read here on how to get Velveeta shells and cheese or Kraft Delux Mac and Cheese for only .15/box!!! (runs until 6/14)

Huggies Diaper Deal: Read for details here and see here how I got diapers and pull-ups for as little as .05 cents a diaper!

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

I have no doubt that I missed something this week being as the more pregnant I get, the less high functioni
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ng my brain is :) 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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Starting Tomorrow!

One of my favorite events of the summer is starting tomorrow at the Topeka library, May 27th. It is the Summer Reading Fest! I love this program because kids of ALL AGES can participate... yes even your newborn or young one that cannot read on their own yet.

Tomorrow from 9a.m.-11a.m. or from 1p.m.-3p.m. you can take your children to the auditorium of the Library to participate in crafts and activities to help "kick off" this event! You will also get your reading log so you can starting keeping track of how much you read to your child or how much your child reads on their own this summer!

I of course love this program because it promotes reading, but also because there are COUPONS INVOLVED!!! The way this worked last year is that for every 4 hours of reading completed you could take your reading log in, have it stamped and then be rewarded for the hard work with coupons! Some of those coupons were:
  • Free Kids meal to Carlos O'Kelly's
  • Free Kids meal to Applebees
  • Free Kids meal to CiCi pizza
  • Free kids ice cream at Cold Stone
  • Free ice cream cone from McDonalds
  • Free Pretzel to Aunt Annies in the mall
  • Free Chick- Fil-A kids meal
I know there were more but those were the ones I could remember off the top of my head:) I am sure the coupons will be different this year and the anticipation is killing me!

Happy reading!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for 5/25

Well there is no plan this week and here is why:

Sunday: BBQ with parents in celebration of Holiday
Monday: BBQ with friends in celebration of Holiday
Tuesday: Husband's teacher appreciation dinner
Wednesday: the one and only day I need to figure something out...
Thursday: Hubby and I's 4th year anniversary... Pizano's here we come!
Friday: Close Family Friends renewing of vows celebration and dinner afterward
Saturday: Anybody else want to feed us:)

So a huge thanks to all of those other places that will be feeding us this week! What a nice treat that is for me to not have to cook. Maybe this baby will decided I am well rested enough and go ahead and make an appearance in this world! I'll keep you posted:)

I hope you have a great Holiday today!

Coupon Update!

This week at Dillons Bar-S hot dogs are on sale 10/$10 or only 1/$1! You can go here to print a $1/2 coupon making these only .50/1

While you are there be sure to check out the other new printable coupons for Yo-plait, Nature Valley and more!