Saturday, October 24, 2009

A few Deals:

Here are a few deals I have been alerted to:

Print this coupon here and take it into Wolf's by the 31st and get a FREE Promaster Pen Set.. great for writing on photos!

Read here about an awesome diaper deal you can do on for Pampers. One thing this blogger didn't mention that my friend told me about was that you could get another $10 off your total if you redeem 100 Pampers gift to grow points for a $10 off purchase coupon. After all the coupons the blogger mentions and the other $10 off coupon my friend got she was able to get Pampers size 4 for only .09 a diaper!!!! Doesn't get much better than that folks!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just a little thank you

Just a little note to all you faithful readers to say THANKS! You all are so great to keep on reading even though I may not be consistent in posting and might forget a few deals (sorry the Apple Market Ad has been up in a few weeks)! I am still working on getting my brain back after having a baby and trying to juggle blogging with 2 little ones here at home.

So I just wanted to say thank you for continuing to read and encouraging me!

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


A HUGE THANKS to Lyndsay for pointing this out!!!!

The Nature Valley Nut Clusters are included in the $4 off deal at Dillons this week. Here is how to get them FREE:
  • Buy 4=$10
  • - $4 for buying 4
  • -4 $1/1 coupons printed here or from recent inserts (or 1.60/1 if you printed them a while back)
  • - $1/1 shortcuts coupon ( you might have more than 1 loaded)
  • -$1/1 coupon
Total= FREE!!! Possibly more than free if you have more than 1 e-coupon loaded from the 2 different sites

There is also a catalina on the Wonka bagged candies that only lasts until 10/25. Buy 2 and get $1, Buy 3 and get $2, buy 4 and get $3.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hy-Vee 10/21-10/27

Here are the best deals I see. If you are new to this blog make sure you print your coupons by clicking the link here or using my sidebar widget... Thanks!
  • 80% lean 1lb. ground beef rolls=1.58/1 (STOCK UP!)
  • Hy-Vee Chicken noodle or tomatoe soup=.38/1 ( beats Aldi price!)
  • Pork Steak=.99/lb.
  • Honey Crisp Apples=1.38/lb. (best price I have seen on these this season)
  • 3lb. bag of Grimway farm baby carrots=$2.50/1
  • Red or black grapes=1.58/1 (Aldi price this week is .78/lb.!)
  • Red Bell peppers=3/$2
  • Select Post Cereal=$1.67/1 ( Around the Aldi price for their off brand)
  • Midwest County fair 4lb. bag of sugar=1.58/1 (5lb. bag at Aldi is 2.70 and higher so stock up at Hy-Vee this week!)
  • Duncan Hines Cake Mix=.88/1 (use .55/2 to get these for .61/1... it is a better deal at Dillons this week because they double their coupons)
  • Nestle Toll House morsels=1.77/1 (use .50/1 coupon to get these for 1.27/1.. beats Aldi price of 1.59/1)
  • 24 oz. Midwest County Fair cottage cheese=1.38/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.99/1)
  • Hy-Vee 1 dozen large eggs=.99/1 with in ad coupon (better price at Aldi and Dillons this week...88/1)
  • Dole Heads of broccoli=.99/1
  • Dole heads of lettuce=.99/1
  • Hy-Vee 8 oz. bags of shredded cheese=1.33/1 (beats any price this week!)
  • Pork shoulder roast=.99/1
  • Pillsbury or Robin Hood flour=.99/1 with on-line in-ad coupon (stock up! )
  • Sunmaid 14 ct. mini boxes of raisins=.99/1 with on-line ad coupon
  • Stemlit pears=.99/lb. (great 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 10/21-10/27

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.
  • Kroger 10-12 oz bags of salad blends (this must be a new thing)=.99/1 (same price as Aldi but theirs might be 16 oz.?)
  • Boneless pork loin=1.49/lb.
  • Dillons large dozen eggs=.88/1 (Aldi price this week also)
  • Kroger 8oz bars or shreds of cheese=1.50/1 (Aldi price for bars is $1.50/1 and for 12oz. shreds=2.29/1)
  • Select Farmland items (hot dogs, sausage, bacon) are 50% off this week
  • Kroger 4 qt. pail of ice cream=2.77/1 (GREAT DEAL!)
  • 7-up, Sunkist, & A&W 2 liters=.80/1 when you buy 5
  • Post Cereal: 11-24 oz; Nature Valley Granola or Chex Mix Bars: 5-8.9 oz Select Varieties are $1.50/1 this week when you buy 4. They are price 4/$10 but you get $4 off your total when you buy 4. DEAL IDEA** Buy 2 Nature Valley bars and 2 Chex Mix Bars. Use 2 .40/1 Nature valley coupon here and .40/1 shortcuts coupon combined with 2 .50/1 Chex Mix Bars coupon from recent inserts and .60/1 shortcuts coupon to get these for only .30/box... A GREAT DEAL!!!
  • Hot Pockets=1.99/1 (use .50/1 coupon to get these for only .99/1)
  • 1 gal. Hawaiian punch=$2/1 (great price if you need this for an event!)
  • Johnathan apples=.79/lb.
  • Fall squash=.79/lb.
  • Pie pumpkins=.79/lb.
  • Tony's Frozen pizzas=$2/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for only $1.50/1)
  • 10 lb. bag of Kroger Value potatoes=2.99/1 (Aldi price this week is 2.88/1)
10/10 Sale:
  • 1/2 gallons of Dillons chocolate milk
  • Pepsi 2 Liters
  • Kroger tortilla chips (same as Aldi price)
  • Kroger 12 ct. taco shells (same as Aldi price)
  • Bar-S hot dogs (print $1/2 coupon here to get these for .50/1)
  • Kroger Peanut Butter (beats Aldi price of 1.67/1 for their off brand)
  • Kroger jumbo biscuits, crescent rolls or cinnamon rolls (beats Aldi price!!!)
  • Kroger 16 oz. cottage cheese, dips or sour cream (Aldi price for sour cream has been .88/1)
  • Duncan Hines cake mix=10/$10 ( use .55/2 coupon to get these for only .50/1!)
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, October 20, 2009

Perfect for the Season!

I just found out about this great FREE e-Cookbook. It is full of 33 crock pot recipes! I don't know about you but there is something about fall and winter that makes me want to use my crock pot. You can click the link here or the image above to sign up! Complete description of book below

Free eCookbook: 33 Hearty Slow Cooker (Crock-Pot) Recipes featuring 50 Pages of Quick and Easy Recipes + Quick & Easy Recipe Newsletter for FREE! Get this brand new FREE eCookbook collection of delicious and hearty Crock-Pot recipes, which has everything from Slow Cooker pork recipes and Slow Cooker soups to Slow Cooker desserts and Slow Cooker chicken. The eCookbook has stunning colorful pictures and step-by-step instructions for favorites including Hawaiian Pork Chops (page 11), Crock-Pot BBQ Meatballs (page 19) and Black Bean and Potato Soup (page 27).

Great Printables!

Be sure you go here to print these AWESOME coupons!

$2/1 Neslte bag of candy... I am guessing you will be able to get some pretty cheap candy with this!

$1.50/1 Huggies... combine that with the $3/1 coupon you can load from Cellfire to get a CHEAP jumbo pack of Huggies!

New Cellfire Couopns

Starting today there are $22 in NEW COUPONS to be loaded to your card through Below is a list of the coupons... that $3 Huggies coupon might have a cap on it so be sure to load it QUICK! You can load them by clicking here or the widget on my site.

BC Cookie Mix Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.

BC Potatoes Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any flavor Box or Pouch Betty Crocker® Potatoes (Except Potato Buds®).

BC Warm Delights Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

BC Frosting Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy ONE TUB any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Frosting.

Bisquick® Save $.60: Save $0.60 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Chex Mix® Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.

Chex® cereals Save $1 Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Chex® cereals.

Fiber One Muffin Mix Save $.50 Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One(tm) Box Muffin Mix.

Green Giant® Vege's Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Hamburger Helper® Save $.75: Save $0.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper®

Kix® cereal Save $.55: Save $0.55 when you buy any Kix® cereal - Kix®, Berry Berry Kix® OR Honey Kix®.

NV Granola Nut Clustrs Save $1: Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

PB Cookie Dough Save $1: Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough.

PB Frozen Grands! Save $.75: Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, OR Mini Cinnamon Rolls.

PB Italian Meal Bred Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust).

PB Rolled Pie Crusts Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy TWO packages of Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts.

PB Refrig'd Grands! Save $.30: Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

PB Sweet Rolls Save $.40: Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls.

PB Holiday Cookies Save $.75: Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies.

Progresso® Broth Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any variety Progresso® Broth.

Progresso® Soups Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Romano's Mac Grill kit Save $1: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Romano's Macaroni Grill® Restaurant Favorites® Dinner Kit.

Yoplait® cups Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothies.

Yoplait® Delights(tm) Save $1: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Delights Yogurt Multipack.

Pillsbury® Crescents Save $.50: Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls.

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 package of Huggies® Diapers

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

Monday, October 19, 2009

This week's shopping Trip

Below is what I bought for the week... again I really didn't need much because I had a lot of what I needed already on hand. You can see my dinner menu here and for lunch we eat left overs or sandwiches.. today we actually had chicken nuggets that I found in the freezer:)

  • 1 10 lb. bag of Kroger value potatoes=2.87
  • 1 bunch of green onions=.65
  • 1 pkg of Kroger value hot dog buns=.88
  • 1 loaf of Kroger value bread=.88
  • 1 16 oz. tub of strawberries=1.99
  • 1 International delight creamer=1.99 (yes we are creamer addicts and we like a little coffee to go with it:)
  • 3 lbs of bananas at .33/lb. (3-day sale)=.99
  • 2 red peppers on sale 2/$1 (3-day sale)=$1
  • 1 16 oz. bag Kroger baby carrots=$1
  • 1 lb. bag of popcorn kernels ( we love homemade popcorn in our whirly pop for a snack!)=1.95/1
Total=$15.33 including tax

Aldi: I was really bummed they were out of grapes... who can beat 1.58 for 2lbs???!!!
  • 1 gallon of Skim milk=2.39/1
  • 1 3lb. bag of gala apples=1.19
  • 1 Pineapple=1.99/1
  • 1 16 oz. tub of sour cream=.89/1
  • 4 pears=.99/1
  • 1 cucumber=.59/1
  • 1 cream of celery soup=.59/1
  • 1 big bag of white rice=1.49/1
  • 1 dozen large eggs=.78/1
  • 1 bag of pepperoni=1.99/1
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips=.99/1
Total after tax=15.06

So all together for the week I only spent $30.39. Less than I budget but it allows me to spend more in the coming weeks if I need to. Right now my budget says I have 53.54 to last until the end of the month... considering there is only 1 week left for me to shop for I think I can make it:)

Every week I make sure we have a few different options for fruit and veggies. As you can see our fruit options this week are apples, (apple sauce that I will make from apples), fresh pineapple, pears, strawberries and bananas. We usually eat fruit with breakfast and lunch and every now and then with dinner. For veggies we have cucumber, red peppers, carrots, left over broccoli from last week's purchase and celery from last week as well. The fresh veggies are usually served with lunch and then we eat frozen or canned veggies with dinner.

Who am I?

Here is the most current picture of our family... but we are missing 1! So I am taking advantage of A. Sterling's Photography Fall photo sessions that will be available this coming Friday and Saturday so I can get an updated family picture to include our little Levi! All the info you need to know to sign up for your own session is included below!

Fall/Halloween mini-sessions Oct. 23rd and 24th

There will be NO session fee for this event! Call TODAY to reserve your 20 minute mini-session.

Bring your child(ren) dressed up in their Halloween costume or in their favorite fall outfit. Sessions will be indoors on a white background (or outdoors, depending on the weather) with lots of fall decorations (hay, pumpkins, etc). After session, you will view 7-10 images on my website and then choose your favorite from those.

Special packages for this event are listed below.*

Package A ($65): 1-11X14, 2-5X7 and 16 wallets.

Package A ($40): 1-8X10, 2-5X7 and 16 wallets

Package B ($25): 1-5X7, 2-4X6 and 8 wallets.

*Packages must be pre-paid for at time of mini-session. Packages are for 1 image.

What a great deal for professional portraits!!! Be sure to contact A. Sterling Photography to set up your appointment by emailing or calling 215-8347

Last Day to Load!

Today is the last day in the current cycle to load the available coupons. Once you have these coupons saved you will have 2 weeks to use them before they expire.

Be sure to click here or the banner on my site to load them. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the list of the NEW coupons that will get released tomorrow!

Menu Plan Monday 10/19

Here is my $50/week menu plan. I plan to do the rest of my grocery shopping this afternoon so tomorrow I will post what I bought for the week. I am going to do this a little differently and post from Saturday-Friday so you can see what we did over the weekend and what we plan to do this week.

Saturday: Brats and hamburgers, oven fries, apples with carmel dip, pasta salad (we had friends come in town and I actually had all of what I needed on hand with the exception of hot dog buns so I picked up a few quick things at Dillons that day)
Sunday: Dinner with my parents
Monday: Potato Soup (I love this recipe because it makes so much! I will actually be sharing it with a friend tonigth who just had a baby.) Corn bread and apple slices
Tuesday: Chicken, pepper, onion, and carrot stir fry over rice, grapes
Wednesday: Scalloped ham and potatoes in the crock pot/ steamed broccoli (green giant steamer)
Thursday: Biscuits and Gravy, apple slices and possibly some eggs.
Friday: Pizza X 2... making dinner for another friend who just had a baby:)

I will post the Scalloped Ham and Potato recipe tomorrow... see you then!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dillons: Ziplock Deal- JUST GOT BETTER!

Thanks to Elissa for point this deal out and thank you to Sarah for letting me in on the $5 rebate!!!!

At Dillons (Kroger) right now through the 1st of November you can get a $2 catalina for purchasing 3 participating Ziploc baggies!!! Here is what I did:
  • Bought 3 50ct sandwich baggies at 1.58/1=4.74
  • Use 3 .40/1 coupons=-$2.40
Total OOP= 2.34 and I got a $2 catalina back! I got all 3 for only .34!!!


When you purchase 5 participating SC Johnson products on this rebate form (IT SAYS ZIPLOC!!!) you qualify for a $5 rebate! So keep your reciept and send in for the rebate to actually make $4.66 on the deal!