Thursday, September 3, 2009

A few More Hy-Vee deals:

Thank you Cara for pointing these out!

Philidelphia Cream Cheese=1.28/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get them for .78/1... beats ANY PRICE!)

Buy 5 boxes of Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and use the in ad $3 off q to make them $1.38 a box. That is a good price for these because you only see coupons for them once a year and they are regularly $3.89 a box.

FREE Sandwhich!!!

My favorite food holiday is coming up... FREE sandwich at Chick-Fil-A day:) This coming Monday, Labor Day, you can get a FREE sandwich when you come wearing your favorite sports team attire. Check out details HERE!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Apple Market Deals: 8/2-8/9

Yes that is right, I am going to start posting the Apple Market Deals as well! I have had a few requests to do so in the past few weeks since these are not posted anywhere at this time to my knowledge. The ad is now accessible online here!

I admit I do not shop there often so I am not familiar with all the ins and outs of the store. One thing I do know is that they will double coupons up to .50. Meaning if you have a .25/1 coupon it will double to .50/1. I am under the impression that they accept mf coupons from the paper and online, however I do not think you can redeem FREE coupons there. If you all have other knowledge please share!:)

I plan to post the deals that I know are comparable or beat another price in one of the other ads or the Aldi price.
  • 80% lean ground beef=1.68/lb.
  • Olathe sweet corn=8/1.98 (beats Dillons and Hy-Vee this week!)
  • Lays Chips=1.88/1 (good price and Hy-vee has about the same price this week)
  • 36 oz. Save brand ketchup=1.19/1 ( same as Aldi price)
  • 24 oz. Save brand applesauce=1.09/1 ( same as or beats Aldi price... It think theirs is 1.29/1)
  • Save brand saltines=.99/1 (same as Aldi Price)
  • Zucchini or yellow squash=.99/lb.
  • 1 bunch green onions=.49/1 (beats any price!)
  • naval oranges=.99/lb.
  • Oscar Meyer Bacon=2/$6 (use $1.50/2 coupon to get both packages for $4.50 or only 2.25/1... good price for this brand)
  • Oscar Meyer hot dogs=4/$5 or 1.25/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for .75/1)
  • Nabisco snack crackers (wheat thins, chicken biscuit)=3/$5 or only 1.67/1 (great price for this brand... use .75/2 coupon to sweeten the deal!)
  • Johnsonville brats or Italian sausage=2.88/1 (great price for this brand!)
  • Bar s dogs or smoked sausage=.88/1
If you see any other deals please let me know! These deals are good for the Auburn apple Market and the Seabrook Apple Market. Other KS locations that this ad is good for are named here!

Hy-Vee 9/2-9/9

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" If you are new to this blog make sure you print your coupons by clicking the link here or using my sidebar widget... Thanks!

Thank you to all of you last week who alerted me to in-store sales. I really appreciate it!!! This week's ad looks great... a lot of staple items that beat the Aldi price!

All prices are taken from both the in store ad and the online ad.
  • All Keebler, Sunshine, Famous Amos cookies and crackers= 50% OFF!!! (Be sure you print your .75/1 Cheez-its coupon and $1/2 keebler cookies coupon here!!!)
  • Lay's Chips=1.77/1 (great price for this brand... Hy-Vee and Dillons off brand are usually 1.67/1, but nothing beats 1.29/1 for Aldi brand)
  • 3 lb. roll of 80% lean ground beef= 4.77 or only 1.59/lb. (great deal!)
  • Hy-Vee boneless chicken breasts=1.99/lb.
  • Skippy Peanut Butter=1.38/1 (use .60/1 coupon to get this for only .78/1)
  • General Mills cereal=2.88/1 (use a variety of .55/1 - .75/1 coupons here) ***When you buy 3 boxes you get a FREE gallon of MILK!***
  • 4 lb. bag of Midwest county fair sugar=1.58/1 (beats Aldi 5lb. bag price of 2.59/1)
  • Hy-Vee 16 oz. bags of marshmallows=.99/1 ( same as Aldi price)
  • Pillsbury cake mixes=.88/1 ( great price!)
  • Jack's frozen pizzas=1.99/1 (use .40/1 coupon to get this for only 1.59/1)
  • Hy-Vee 12 ct large eggs=.99/1 ( same as Aldi price)
  • Midwest country fair frozen veggies=.88/1 (beats Aldi price of .95/1)
  • Hy-Vee whipped topping=.99/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Hy-Vee 1lb. butter, sticks or block=1.68/1 ( beats Aldi price of 1.99/1)
  • Kraft Shredded cheese=1.67/1 (great price for this brand and is the Same as Aldi price)
  • Kraft salad dressing=$1.50/1 (great price for this brand.. usually 2.50 and higher)
  • Kraft miracle whip or mayo=2.48/1 (buy 2 and use $2/2 coupon to get these for only 1.48/1... beats Aldi price of 1.67/1)
  • Hy-Vee thin sliced deli ham=1.99/lb. (great price for fresh!)
  • Yoplait individual cups of yogurt=.50/1 (buy 6 and use .50/6 coupon here to get these for .42/1... Aldi price is .43/1)
  • 32 or 36 oz. Hy-Vee ketchup=.99/1 ( beats Aldi price of 1.19/1)

  • 16 oz. Hy-Vee mustard=.79/1
  • Colorado peaches=1.29/lb. ( not a bad price)
  • Gala apples=.99/lb.
  • Green peppers=2/$1 (incredible deal! 1 pack of 3 green peppers at Aldi is usually 1.60 and higher)
  • Sweet Corn=3/$1 (same as Dillons this week)
  • 1 pint of Blueberries=2.88/1 (Aldi price this week is 2.29/1)
  • Avocados=.99/1
  • Green grapes=1.28/lb. (beats Aldi regular price of 1.48/lb.
  • Dole cauliflower=1.88/1
  • Seedless watermelon=2.99/1 ( same as Aldi price this week... actually theirs might be 2.49/1)
  • cantaloupe=1.48/1
  • Grimmway Farm baby carrots =.99/16 oz. bag (same as Aldi price)
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 9/2-9/8

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! **make sure you click the given links. If you type in the URL yourself I will not get credit- thanks!**

**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.
  • Fresh ground beef=1.99/lb.
  • Kroger cheese shreds=2/$3 or $1.50/1 ( beats Aldi price)
  • Bar S jumbo franks=10/$10
  • Pepsi 12 packs= 4/12 and get 1 FREE when you buy 4 making them $2.40/1
  • Coke 12 packs= 4/12 and get 1 FREE when you buy 4 making them $2.40/1
  • Keebler chips delux or sandies cookies=3/$6 (use $1/2 coupons here or from recent inserts). Get a FREE gallon of Milk when you purchase 3- can be mixed with Kellogs cereal!!!Bold
  • Kellogs Cereal, selected variety=3/$9 (use $1/1 special K coupons here or $1/1 Rice krispies coupon from vocal point mailer... assuming they are apart of the deal) Get a FREE Gallon of milk when you purchase 3- can be mixed with Keebler cookies!! ***DEAL IDEA*** Buy 2 cookies and 1 cereal=$7.00. Use 1 $1/2 cookies coupon here and 1 $1/1 coupon for either rice krispies or special K. Total=$5.00. Subtract the cost of Milk ($2.50) and you will get all that for only $2.50!!! *** Make this a better deal by using your FREE Rice Krispies vocal point coupon if you didn't at Walgreens the other week***
  • Sun Chips=$2.48 ( good price for this brand)
  • Kroger salad dressing=$10/10 (Aldi price is back down to this now)
  • Hunts 24 oz. ketchup or 26 oz cans of spagetti sauce=$10/10 (Aldi price for 36 oz. ketchup is 1.19/1)
  • Honeysuckle ground turkey=$1.59/lb.
  • Reeses candy bars=2/$1 (use .55/1 coupon to get 2 FREE!)
  • Fresh sweet corn=3/$1
  • Cover Girl make-up is 33% off. Combine with BIGI coupon from last weekends P&G might make a good deal!
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, September 1, 2009

Italian Meatloaf

A great friend brought us this recipe a few weeks after Levi was born and we LOVED it!!! I took her recipe and changed it a little to fit my frugal lifestyle:)

Italian Meatloaf: 1 loaf, serves 4
  • 1lb. ground turkey or beef=$1.59 (Honeysuckle ground turkey has been 1.59/lb. at Dillons for a while now)
  • 1 tbsp. minced onion=pennies (Aldi price per bottle is 1.09)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder=pennies (Aldi price per bottle is 1.09)
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil =pennies (Aldi price per bottle is 1.09)
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley =pennies (Aldi price per bottle is 1.09)
  • 1/2 - 1 sleeve saltine crackers crushed (4 sleeve box at Aldi=.99)= .25
  • 1/2 cub spaghetti sauce (1 jar at Aldi= .99) = .15 cents maybe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and shape into loaf. Put this either on a baking sheet or into a loaf pan. Brush a little bit of spaghetti sauce on top. Bake 45 minutes, drain off fat and let it cool for 20 minutes before cutting.

I served this with Alfredo noodles (.25 package I picked up during a sale a while back) and salad.

Total to make this 1 loaf is only $2.00 or .50/serving!!!


It is the start of a new week and that means NEW COUPONS have been released for a few different sites.

If you are new to this blog I want to let you know that you can best support this blog by making sure you print and load your coupons from the links I provide in posts or by clicking on the widgets that are found on the right side of my blog. So if I post a printable or loadable coupon the best thing you can do for me is click through my blog to print/load it. When you type in the URL yourself I will not get credit for that. just released some new coupons that are printable here! Below are a few of the ones I am excited about:
You can load the NEW Cellfire coupons here! These are loadable until next Monday and expire 2 weeks from the load date. I personally just load them all in case I happen to buy one of the items! See a list of these coupons here... matched with the Dillons Mega event you can get some GOOD DEALS!

You can also load NEWLY RELEASED coupons here!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/31

Here is my $50/week menu plan:

Sunday: Italian Meatloaf, Alfredo noodles ( thank you .25/1 Knorr sides I picked up a while ago), and salad
Spinach bacon pasta toss, fruit
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes, Asian cole slaw and green beans
Wednesday: Baked Ham, baked beans, oven fries and fruit
Thursday: Skillet lasagna, salad, green beans
Friday: Pizza and raw veggies
Saturday: ???

I will be posting the Italian Meatloaf recipe on Tuesday. See you then!

Catalina Issues

Thank you to a reader who left this comment in regards to this post... I hope it helps those of you who have had troubles with catalinas...

Comment left by reader:
"The deals run through 9/6. If you did not get your catalina, contact the catalina company at 1-888-8coupon, option 3. They will ask some info from your receipt and you will get the correct catalina within a week or two. I've done it 3 times prior."

Original Post:
I have had a few emails and comments pertaining tp the Dillon's catalinas not printing for Nature Valley and Betty Crocker deals.

What I do know is that I did the Better Crocker deal yesterday and I got my catalina so up until yesterday the deal was still on... I am not sure of the date these catalinas end. If your catalina did not print it could be have been because the cashier's machine was out of paper or not working. I have had this happen to me several times. When this happens I explain to the manager what happened and they usually just give me cash for the catalina I should have gotten or they write me a rain check to get so much off my next purchase (whatever the amount of the catalina should have been.

Unfortunately some managers don't always know about the catalina deals and don't understand what you are telling them. I haven't had to deal with those managers yet so I am not sure what to tell you if you get a manager that tells you there is nothing they can do. I am really not even sure if there is a place you can call or if Dillons customer service will know what you are talking about.

Let me know you thoughts on this... have you had issues too? If you have how were they resolved?