Saturday, August 29, 2009

Walgreens Plan 8/30

Wow it has been a while since I came up with a plan... but I got a little burst of energy so here is what I plan to do with the $9 in RR I have to roll from last week:

Transaction 1:
  • I Colgate 360 actiflex toothbrush=2.99 (get back 2.99 in RR)
  • 1 Carefree liners=1.99 ( get back 1.99 in RR)
  • 1 Men's zone razor blade system=3.99 ( get 3.99 in RR back)
  • 2 coffee mate liquid creamers=$3.00
Total before coupons=$11.97
  • -$5 RR from Kellog's cracker/cookie purchase
  • -$2 RR from Kellog's cereal purchase
  • -$2 RR from goody product purchase
  • -$1/1 Care free coupon
  • - $1.50/2 coffeemate coupon
New total=.47 cents and I will get back $8.97 in RR (which will likely be rounded to $9.00)

Transaction 2:
  • Rembrandt Toothpaste=$5.00 (get back $5 in RR)
  • Theraflu=$4.99 (get back $3 in RR)
  • 2 packages of paper plates at .99/1
  • - RRs from previous transaction=-$9.00
  • $2/1 Theraflu coupon
New total=.96 and I will get back $8.00 back in RR

See all Walgreen's deals with coupon links I used this week here!

4th Time is a Charm:)

Okay, so I confess that I went to 4 different Walgreen's this week in order to do this Huggies Wipes deal that had been talked about on other blogs. The 1st 3 Walgreens I went to on Thursday were out of all Huggies Wipes so I had all but given up.

I had to run a few errands this morning and thought for the heck of it I would stop by 1 more Walgreens to see if they had any wipes. To my luck this particular Walgreens had just gotten their truck in and on the floor of the baby isle were fresh unopened boxes of Huggies Wipes waiting to be put on the shelves. Well lucky for the stocking people I had a lot to buy so I saved them the trouble of unloading a couple of boxes:) Here is how my transaction worked out:
  • 14 tubs (64 ct) of Huggies wipes at 2.79/1 =39.06
  • 1 Goody Ouchless product=2.99
Total before coupons=42.05
  • -14 $1/1 Huggies Wipes coupons (I have my secrets:)=-$14
  • -$2/1 Walgreens back to school pamphlet Huggies wipes coupon=-$28
New Total=.05 + tax! I then got back a $2 RR for the Goody product!

So since my other Walgreens trip wasn't so profitable this one will make up for it:)

Friday, August 28, 2009


Here is what I ended up doing at Walgreens this week.

Transaction 1:
  • Bought 2 Tylenols at 4.49/1 on sale BIGI=4.49
  • Bought 2 Children's Benedryls=9.98 (get $5 RR back for buying 2)
  • Used 2 $2/1 Tylenol coupons=-$4
  • Used 2 $1/1 Benedryl coupons=-$2 (I think there is a Walgreens coupon in the children's coloring book I didn't have that would make this a better deal)
Total OOP= $8.47 and I got back $5 RR so my real total was only $3.47

Transaction #2
  • 1 Angel Soft TP at 4.99/1 (PSSST: 10th and GAGE has 33% more free packs so I got 647 sq ft... less than .01 a sq ft!!!)
  • 4 boxes of cheez its=$10
Total= 14.99
  • Used 2 .75/1 cheese it coupons
  • Used $5 RR
Total=$8.49 and I got back $5 RR for the Cheez its deal so really only $3.49!

Not my greatest trip ever since nothing was FREE, but I got a good price on everything I bought so I will just have to be okay with that:)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hy-Vee 8/26-9/1

This ad looks to be the SAME as Manhattan again this week!!! For you Manhattan folks be sure to check out what other deals are going on in the store as apart of the "grand opening sale"

All prices are taken from both the in store ad and the online ad.
  • Selected Varieties of General Mills Cereal=1.58/1 (print $1/2 coupons here to get these for only 1.08/box!!)
  • Green seedless grapes=.88/lb. (beats Aldi price of 1.49/lb. this week!)
  • 1lb. roll of 85% lean ground beef= 1.68/1 (great stock up price!!)
  • 12 packs of Coke=4/$12.. use in ad coupon to get 1 FREE when you buy 4 to make this 5/$12 or only $2.40/12 pack
  • Bartlett Pears=.99/lb (GREAT PRICE!!)
  • 6 oz. package of Driscoll's rasperries=1.88/1 ( great price!)
  • Head of Dole cauliflower=.99/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.49/1 this week!)
  • Fresh green beans=.99/1lb.
  • 2.5 lb. bag of Country Pride frozen chicken breasts=4.99/1 (Aldi price for 3 lb. bag is usually 5.99/1)
  • Ball Park Franks=1.48/1 (Use $1/2 coupon to get these for only .98/pkg. Great deal for this brand!)
  • Foldgers big cans of coffee=$6.29/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for 5.79/can... good price!)
  • Hy-Vee individual cups of yogurt=.40/1 (beats Aldi price of .43/1)
  • Pillsbury rolls and biscuits=.98/1 ( use $1/2 coupons here to get these for only .48/1)
  • 4 ct. pack of Blue Bonnet margarine sticks=.68/1
  • 1/2 gallon of Hy-Vee orange juice=1.28/1
  • Nectarines=.99/lb. (great price!!)
  • 4 lb. bag of C&H sugar=1.77/1 with in ad coupon (Aldi price for a 5lb. bag is up around 2.25 or higher now)
  • Midwest county fair 36 oz ketchup=.88/1 ( beats Aldi price of 1.19/1)
  • Kraft Mayo or Whip=2.39/1 ( use $2/2 coupon to get these for only 1.39/1... plus FREE Hy-vee split top loaf bread with in-ad coupon!!) ( beats Aldi price of $1.67!)
  • Welch's grape Jam or Jelly=1.48/1 (use .75/1 coupon I recommend you print a few weeks back to get this for only .73/1.. AWESOME PRICE!)
  • Dole packages of classic slaw or iceberg lettuce=.99/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Southern Rose apples=.99/lb.
  • 8 oz. Hy-Vee cream cheese=.99/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Suave Shampoo or conditioner=$1/1 (use $1/2 to get these for only .50/1!!)
  • Suave Deodorant=$1.57/1 ( use .75/2 coupon to get these for only $1.20/1)
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!

Dillons 8/26-9/1

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! **NEW ONES CAME OUT YESTERDAY!!**

**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:

  • Red grapes=.99/lb. (great price and beats Aldi price of 1.49/lb. this week)
  • Gallons of Milk=2/$5 (Aldi price is around 2.30/gal)
  • Kroger cheese bars or shreds=$1.50/1 (good price and beats Aldi shred price!)
  • Simply potatoes=.99/1
  • Doritos=2.18/1 (good price for this brand!)
  • Sun Chips=$2.49/1 (good price for this brand... usually $3.50/bag and up!)
  • Oscar Meyer basic lunchables=$1/1
  • Kroger 10lb. bag of Value potatoes=2.99/1 ( Aldi price for this is usually 3.99)
  • Pears=1.29/lb. (good price)
  • Cantaloupe=$1.67/1
Buy 10 participating items from the list below or other items marked in the store and receive and instant $5 off your total or .50/item discount! All prices below reflect the .50 per item discount.
  • Hamburger Helper=.99/1 (use .75/1 coupon from recent inserts or here combined with .75/1 cellfire coupon or .75/1 shortcuts coupon to get all 3 boxes for $1.47 or .49/1)
  • Progresso Soup=1.49/1 (load .50/1 coupon here)
  • Pillsbury Toaster Strudels=1.99/1 (load .55/2 coupon here and print .55/2 coupon here)
  • General Mills or Qaucker cereal=1.99/1 (load coupons here or here and print coupons here to get an even better deal depending on which cereal you are buying!)
  • Pepsi 2 liters=.88/1
  • Pillsbury biscuits, cinnamon rolls or crescent rolls=.99/1 (use a variety of .40/2 coupons here along with loadable coupons here to potentially get these for only .40/1!)
  • Sobe life waters=.50/1
  • Tostitos chips or dips=2.28/1
  • Tropicana juice=2.49/1
  • Tostinos 40 ct. pizza rolls=2.69/1
  • Green giant canned veggies=.65/1
  • Yopliat kids yogurt=2.19/1 (use .35/1 coupons along with loadable coupons here possibly get this for less than a $1!!!)
  • Old El Paso re-fried beans or taco shells=.99/1 (use .60/2 shortcuts coupon to get each one for only .69/1)
  • Betty Crocker fruit snacks=1.99/1 ** DEAL IDEA** Buy 5 boxes of the new fruit flavored shapes (assuming they are apart of this )=9.95. use 5 .40/1 coupons from here or recent inserts along with .40/1 shortucts coupon and .50/1 cellfire coupon and pay $5.05 OOP. you will then receive a $3.50 catalina back for purchasing 5 boxes making your real total only 1.55 for all 5 boxes or only .31/box!!!
  • Nature Valley Bars= $2.49/1 ** DEAL IDEA** Buy 5 boxes=$12.45. Use 5 .40/1 coupons here along with .40/1 cellfire coupon and a .40/1 shortcuts coupon to pay $7.65 OOP. You will then get a $3.50 catalina back making your real total only $4.15 or only .83/BOX!
Remember there is much more in the store that is apart of this event that is not advertised in the ad. Keep your eyes open and let us know what other great deals there are!

If there are other items that you think are a good deal this week 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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What's the Deal?

So I got my Kraft Food and Family magazine today and it had a bill in it??? I can pay $6.99 for a 1 year subscription. What happened to it being free?

Also do you all get coupons in your Kraft magazines? I for some reason do not... BUMMER!

Baked Ham Recipe

Below is my baked ham recipe. It is so easy and you can add or subtract meat to fit the number of people you are feeding.

Baked Ham: Serves ??? (you can decide)

I usually just buy a big boneless ham when they go on sale. For instance last week the Farmland Hams were on sale for .99/lb. and these are usually 6 lbs making this only $6.00! I usually only use 1/4 of the Ham for our family.

1/4 of whole 6 lb. ham=$1.50
1/2 cup of syrup=.25 (maybe?)
1/4 brown sugar =.10 (maybe?)

I just slice the ham and arrange the pieces in a shallow baking dish and drizzle with the syrup and sprinkle brown sugar on top. I then bake covered at 350 for about 30 minutes. I usually serve with steamed carrots and roasted potatoes... either sweet or red.

Tastes great and costs under $2!!!

Cottonelle to make a come back?

I am wondering if our 4-packs of Cottonelle will make a come back???? I say this in light of the .50/1 catalina coupon that printed from the Dillon's machine and the fact that Cellfire is offering a .25/1 coupon this new coupon cycle!!!!!!

Have you seen the 4 packs at any of the stores? If you have/do let us know...maybe the free tp will make a come back!

Be sure to load all your other coupons here! Below is a list of the $19.00 worth of savings that is yours to be had! Many of these items are also apart of the Dillons Mega 10 Event!!!

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

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

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

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel: Save $.55 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries.

Green Giant Veggies: Save $.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Hamburger Helper®: Save $.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Old El Paso®: Save $.60 when you buy any TWO Old El Paso® products (Excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products).

Progresso® Soups: Save $.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks: Save $.50 when you buy 2 BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Nature Valley Granola Bars: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

Fiber One® Bars: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars.

Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix: Save $.40 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

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

Cocoa Puffs® cereal: Save $.75 when you buy Cocoa Puffs® cereal.

Betty Crocker Potatoes: Save $.40 when you buy any flavor Box or Pouch Betty Crocker® Potatoes (Except Potato Buds®).

Chex Mix®: Save $.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting: Save $.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Frosting (any flavors/varieties).

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

Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Shapes: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Shapes.

Yoplait® Cups: Save $.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothies.

Betty Crocker® Warm Delights®; Save $.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

YoPlus®: Save $1 when you buy any flavor YoPlus® OR YoPlus® Light Yogurt 4-pack.
Select Cheerios®: Save $.75 when you buy any Frosted Cheerios®, Fruity Cheerios®, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios®, Banana Nut Cheerios® OR Yogurt Burst(tm) Cheerios® Cereal.

Fiber One Muffin Mix: Save $.50 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One(tm) Box Muffin Mix.

Progresso® Broth: Save $.50 when you buy ONE any variety Progresso® Broth.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters: Save $1 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

These coupons are available beginning today, August 25, 2009, and will be available for saving until September 7, 2009. After they have been saved, you have 2 weeks to use them, until September 21, 2009.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Today is the LAST DAY to load cellfire coupons from this current 2 week cycle!!! If you are planning to do the MEGA 10 event at Dillon I suggest you get on there and load coupons for the items you plan to buy!!!

Some coupons to be sure to load for this event would be the

You can load all your coupons here! Be sure to check back tomorrow for all of the NEW coupons you will be able to load!


The Seabrook Apple Market has their Roberts gallons of milk on sale for 2.48/1! You can use a .50/1 coupon that will double giving you a $1 off making these gallons of milk only 1.48/1!!!! This goes until the end of the day tomorrow (8/25)

Thanks Cara!

Good TP deals for the week

Below are a few good TP deals:

CVS 12 double rolls (450 sq ft) on sale for $5. Here is a deal for you to do:
  • Buy 4 packs=$20.00
  • Use $4/20 coupon from ready fill book from pharmacy
Total=$16.00 for 1800 sq ft. of TP!!! That is less than .01 a sq ft.!

They have their Angel Soft 12 double rolls on sale for 4.99 (501 sq ft.) This is a great deal at .01 a sq. ft. Be sure to check your store and see if they have the 33% more FREE packs to get an even better deal!!!

Menu Plan Monday

Here is this week's menu plan. I found it so amazing how much stuff I already had on hand to make these meals due to stocking up on good deals! Many of the recipes I posted can be found here!

Sunday: Hamburgers, oven fries and cantaloupe
Monday: Hamburger casserole, green beans and cantaloupe
Tuesday: Chicken and pepper stir-fry over rice/apple slices
Wednesday: Baked Ham, steamed carrots and squash/baked beans
Thursday: Hot dogs on the grill, corn on the cob/mac and cheese
Friday: Pizza as always!!!
Saturday: Dinner with my bible study girls... can't wait!

Tomorrow I will post my baked ham recipe. If you price the meat right it is one of my "nicer" meals I make on a limited budget.