Friday, July 31, 2009



This week Dillons is hosting a P&G Saver event. When you purchase 4 participating products you get an instant $4 off your total at check out. With the right coupons you can actually get some Herbal Essence and Aussie products FREE. But HURRY, a few of the coupons expire TODAY!

Here is the deal I plan to do:
  • Buy 2 Herbal Essence hair products at 2.99/1=5.98
  • Buy 2 Aussie hair products at 2.99/1=5.98
  • -$4 off for purchasing 4 items
  • Use BIGI Herbal Essence coupon from last weekends insert=-2.99
  • Use $1/1 Herbal Essence coupon from June or July 9&G
  • Use $1/1 E-saver Herbal Essence coupon found here
  • Use $2/2 Aussie coupon from recent inserts
  • Use $2/1 E-saver Aussie coupon here
New total= OVERAGE of $1.03!!!

See other local Dillons deals here and other P&G coupon match ups here!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Consignment Sale!

I love garage sales and I love a good consignment sale! I got a flier in the mail the other day and I think all my Lawrence and Topeka readers would be curious to know about this sale. Here is the info:

Kid's Closet Consignment Sale:
You will find kids fall and winter clothing, maternity clothing, everything baby, books, dvds, videos, toys and games

Lawrence Dates:
August 27-28 Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
August 29 Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (HALF PRICE DAY!!)
Douglas County fairgrounds
2110 Harper St. Bldgs 1&2

Topeka Dates:
Sept 9-10 Open 10a.m.- 8p.m.
Sept 11 Open 8a.m.-5 p.m. (HALF PRICE DAY!!)
Sunrise Optimist Club
720 NW 50th St.

Even you don't need to shop you can still consign. This is a great way to make a good profit on any items you would like to sell. If you are interested in doing this go to

3 cans of formula for a $1!!!

If you are in the baby phase of life you might be curious to know how I got 3 cans of formula for only a $1. When I have a baby I make sure I sign up at all the formula companies websites to get their coupons in the event that I might need to use formula. In the past few months my mailbox has been full of them so I put some to good use.

Nestle Goodstart sent me $11/1 can of formula coupons and I knew I would be able to get some cheap formula. When I was at Dillons the other day I noticed that the small cans of Nestle Goodstart formula (regular kind) were only 8.97. I knew right away I could get at least 1 can for free and then I saw that there is a catalina promotion going on until 8/9/09. When you buy 3 cans of Nestle Goodstart formula you get a $3 off your next purchase catalina back. So here is what I did with the coupons I had:
  • Bought 3 cans of Nestle Goodstart at 8.97/1=26.91
  • Use 2 $11/1 formula coupons/checks=-$22
  • Use 1 $1/1 formula coupon/check=-$1
Total OOP for 3 cans=3.91 and get $3 back making all 3 of these cans only .91!!!!

Even though I am not planning on needing formula, I may end up using it. Even if I don't I can still give the formula I don't use away to friends!

Dillons 7/28-8/4

Here are the best deals I see this week. Please let me know in the comment section if I missed a coupon match up or a good deal. As always be sure to price match with your local ad.

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.
  • Kroger Value Buns=.88/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • 5 lb rolls of fresh ground beef=7.45/package=1.49/lb. (great price!)
  • Boneless pork loin=1.99/lb.
  • Oral B toothbrush=$1 (use 1/1 coupons to get this FREE!)
  • Cresh toothpaste=$1 (use .75/1 coupons to get this FREE!)
  • 10 lb. bags of Kroger value potatoes=2.99/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Speedstick or lady speedstick=.88/1 (use $1/1 coupons for lady speedstick to get .12 overage!)
  • 1/2 gallons of Turkey Hill tea=$1/1 (use $1/2 coupons to get these for .50/1!)
  • BIG boxes of General Mills cereal=2.99/1 (use various coupons here or load $1/1 Honey Nut cheerios coupon here to get a great deal!)
  • Kroger cans of fruit=.88/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Cantaloupe=1.67.1 (Hy-vee beats that price this week, and Aldi is only .99/1 this week!)
  • Red seedless grapes=1.67/lb.
  • Bartlett Pears=4lbs./$5
  • Fresh green beans=.99/lb.
P&G Saver event: Buy any 4 participating items, save $4 instantly at check out!!! Stretching a Buck has a great compilation already created for this event. Please check it out here for all the price and coupon match ups! Remember P&G E-saver came out with new coupons this week to load to your card that can be used for this!

If there are other participating items that you think are a good deal please let me know in the comment section or email

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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hy-Vee 7/29-8/4

Here are the best deals I see in our Topeka ad. Remember to check your local ad for price comparisons.

Regular Deals:
  • Boneless bacon wrapped fillets (5 oz)=2/$4
  • 12 oz. Hy-Vee American cheese singles=.97/1
  • 32 oz. jar of Midwest county fair grape jelly=1.18/1 (close to Aldi price)
  • big cans of Folders coffee=6.99/1
  • Hy-Vee salad dressing=.99/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.19/1
  • Purex laundry detergent=1.99/1 (GREAT PRICE!!)
  • Old Spice or Secret deodorant=2/$3 (use $1/1 coupons for both to get them for only .50/1 ... note these coupons may expire 7/31)
  • Hy-Vee Pops (Popsicle)=.99/1 with in ad coupon
  • Wonder classic white bread=.99/1 with in ad coupon
  • Hy-Vee apple juice=.99/1 with in ad coupon (beats Aldi price of 1.29/1)
  • 4 qt. pail of Midwest county fair ice cream=2.99/1 with in ad coupon (great price!)
  • Hy-Vee peanut butter=.99/1 with in ad coupon (beats Aldi price of 1.69/1)
  • Hormel little sizzlers=.99/1
  • Kraft bags of miniature marshmallows=.99/1
  • Kraft shredded cheese/cubes/chunks /cracker cuts or crumbles=1.79/1
  • 3 lb. bag of Antioch farm frozen chicken breasts=4.99/1 (beats Aldi price of 5.95/1)
  • Hy-Vee potato chips=$1.50/1 (Aldi price is 1.29/1)
  • Peaches=.99/lb. (great price for ANY FRUIT!)
  • Black seedless grapes=1.58/lb. (great price for this variety!!!)
  • Sweet red peppers=3/$2 (GREAT PRICE!)
  • Dole Caesar salad kit=2/$4
  • tomatoes=.99/lb.
  • cantaloupe=1.48/1
  • Delmonte pineapple=2.99/1
  • Cucumbers=2/$1
  • 32 oz bag of clementines=2.99/1
  • 2lb. bag of baby carrots=1.99/1
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!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cellfire Coupons

Here are the new coupons that have been released and can be loaded TODAY! Be sure to get yours loaded here before you forget!

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Save $0.50

Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot Fruit Gushers Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit

Nature Valley Granola Bars Save $0.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Bars

Fiber One Bars Save $0.40

Save $0.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One Chewy Bars

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Save $0.40

Save $0.40 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Save $0.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes

Trix Cereal Save $0.55

Save $0.55 when you buy Trix cereal

Honey Nut Cheerios Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy Honey Nut Cheerios cereal

Chex Mix Save $0.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack

Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting Save $0.50
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker Frosting (any flavors/varieties)

Yoplait Kids Zone Save $0.80
Save $0.80 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait products listed - Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt - Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt

Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes Save $0.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE BOX any variety Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes

Yoplait Cups Save $0.50
Save $0.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothies

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Save $0.50

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis Bowls

Chex Mix Flavors Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Barbecue OR Sour Cream & Onion Chex Mix

Yoplait Fiber One Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks

Chex Mix Bars Save $0.60
Save $0.60 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Chex Mix Bars

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Save $1

Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters

Great coupon!

Go here to load your $1/1 Honey nut Cheerios coupon! This week at Dillons they will have the JUMBO boxes on sale for 2.99. This will get you a box for 1.99 starting tomorrow!!!

While you are at Cellfire be sure to load the other new coupons that came out today! I'll have a list of those up later!


Above is a picture of our newest edition, Levi!

Thank you to A. Sterling Photography for taking such great pictures of our little guy! Remember A. Sterling Photography offers 50% off a session fee when you mention this blog! Be sure to check out their website here and email for pricing information!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

For those of you in Topeka who are Dillons shoppers be sure you keep your eyes peeled for a coupon to the Roundabout Cafe located in the shopping center near 21st and Urish.

The coupon will be located on the back of your Dillon's receipt and is good for one FREE PASTRY WITH SPECIALTY DRINK PURCHASE. From what I hear this place is awesome and the pastries are HUGE!

Even if you don't have the coupon be sure to stop in and check the place out! Lets make sure we keep these unique non franchised places around:) For more info about this cafe please read the article here!

Financial Freedom Seminar

Many of you who know me know that my husband and I are involved with a ministry called Crown Financial Ministries. This ministry is what helped us learn how to wisely handle our finances and what inspired me to learn how to live frugally.

I mention this because I just heard that there is going to be a seminar is Rossville, KS this August. I know that I have big reader base out of Rossville and wanted to make sure all of you who live there know of this great opportunity. Of course outside residents are more than encouraged to attend also!

If you would like more info please click here!

Menu Plan Monday

Can you believe this is the 1st week since Levi was born (picture soon to come) that I have had to think about a menu! We have been very blessed with friends and family bringing us meals. So it looks like I will be getting back into the swing of menu planning again. Below is what I think our week will look like, but it will likely change:)

Sunday: Big dinner with Family for Grandma's b-day
Monday: Hamburgers on the grill with grilled veggies
Tuesday: Lasagna, salad, and bread
Wednesday: Ritzy Chicken, salad, and bread
Thursday: Most likely left overs, but if not then Egg and bacon sandwiches
Friday-Saturday: out of town:)

I hope you all have a great week! Tomorrow I will share what veggies we put on the grill:)