Friday, November 27, 2009

Weekly Deals: ALL STORES

Since the ads for the week are only 5 days I am not going to post individual items from each store. I am just linking you to each store's website and reminding of you of some coupons and deals that are worthy of note.

***Be sure to print the $1.50/1 Keebler wheatable crackers coupon HERE... this will make them VERY CHEAP!**

Dillons: Check out ad here!
  • Huggies Diapers are only 8.99/jumbo pack. Between mf coupons and e-coupons you can get these for as low as 3.74/pack. Read how here!
  • Get an instant $10 off your total when you purchase a $100 in participating gift cards. This will also help you towards earning a $1 off per gallon of gas!!!

Hy-Vee: Don't miss their 1 day sale... details here. See other weekly deals here!
  • 3lb. ground beef roll 85% lean=4.99/1 (that is only $1.67/lb.)
  • Kellog's cereal=$2/1 (use $1/1 coupon from recent inserts (for Crispix, Rice Krispies, corn flakes or All bran) or $1/1 Special K printable here
Apple Market: See all of ad here
  • 8/$1.88 or only .24/1
  • Farmland breakfast sausage=.88/1 (great price!)
  • Best Choice light bulbs=.68/1
As always you can check the grocery gathering here for other regional and national stores!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hy-Vee Friday ONLY SALE!

Here are the best deals I see for tomorrow. Be sure to check the ad as there are some other non-food/grocery items on sale that might be of interest to you!
  • Pepsi 2 liters are .69/1 (great stock up price especially for Christmas parties!!!)
  • Duracell 16ct + 4 ct packs are B1G1! (not sure on starting price, use .75/1 coupons!)
  • Huggies jumbo packs =5.99/1 (use various coupons to get a great deal!)
  • Hy-Vee tape=4/$1
  • Hy-Vee wrapping paper=1.99/100 sq ft. roll... great deal!
And if you are like me and REFUSE to cook the day after Thanksgiving their 12 inch pizzas are only $4!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dillons: Huggies Diaper Deal

I did this deal this week and forgot to even mention it until I was reminded about it... the price on these is good through tomorrow and Dillons is open if you just can't pass this diaper deal up!
  • Buy 3 jumbo packages of Huggies@ 8.99/1 =26.97
  • Use 3 $3/1 Huggies pure and natural coupons (it is reported that Dillons will take these for regular jumbo packs if their store doesn't carry Pure and Naturals... 10th and Gage in Topeka does carry Pure and Naturals)=-$9
  • Use $3/2 cellfire coupon
  • Use $1.50/1 shortcuts coupon
Total OOP=$13.47

Submit receipt to Caregivers marketplace to get .75 per pack rebate=+ $2.25. Total for 3 jumbo packs=$11.22 or only $3.74 a jumbo pack!

CVS: Black Friday info

I think I am a little coupon crazy since I found myself dreaming about the CVS black Friday sale! Definitely not as good as last year, but knowing I will get paid to shop there tomorrow makes me very excited!!!!

I got all the info I need to know from this source here. I also have the $5/$20 purchase coupon I printed a while back and the $4 bucks back when spend $20 coupon from the Season to Save book. Be sure to look for the Season to Save book in stores if you haven't gotten yours yet. The image above is what you are looking for.

Oh, and I will be at CVS with you all bright and early in the morning with my game face on. If I cut in front of you or take the last of an item I am apologizing in advance, it is nothing personal:) I haven't really been able to play competitive sports the last 4 years because I have been having children so this is where my all my competitive energies come out!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Don't Forget

Don't forget that the grocery deal ads run through Thursday. They will have new ads out Friday and I will be here then posting those deals!

Just in case...

I came across this FREE offer today and thought I would mention it in case any of you might be interested. Just for fun I even signed up:)

When you click here you will be directed to a page where you can request your FREE Night-Time Renewal Kit from Tempurpedic

Baked Corn Recipe

As I told you in my weekly menu plan post I got sick of my mom always just making frozen corn as a apart of our Thanksgiving dinner. To my surprise my uncle must have to because about 10 years ago he brought this dish and we have used it ever since! This dish is also great any other time of the year as well. I will say that it beats frozen corn!

Baked Corn: Serves 10-12
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn (scored this for only .39/1 after coupons for Kroger brand this week!)=.39
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can cream-style corn (scored this for only .39/1 after coupons for Kroger brand this week!)=.39
  • 1/2 cup sour cream( got 16 oz. for .88/1 atHy-Vee)=.22
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted (got 1lb. for 1.37/1 at Hy-Vee)=.69/1
  • 2 eggs (got 1 dozen for only .88/1 at Hy-Vee)=.15
  • 1 (12 ounce) package corn muffin mix=.43/1 8oz box of Jiffy (we never have problems even though it is 4 ounces less than the recipe recommends)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the whole-kernel corn, cream-style corn, sour cream, melted butter or margarine, beaten eggs and corn muffin mix. Mix well and pour into one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes.
Yum! and it only costs me about $2.25 to make or only .23/per serving!

Menu Plan- Thanksgiving Week

Well I didn't post this yesterday because to be honest I don't really have a plan this week. We are just winging it since we know come Thursday and Friday we will be eating the same thing both days and possibly into Saturday. Here is how this week will likely look:)

Saturday: Frozen chicken nuggets and fries with veggies and ranch dip
Sunday: Leftover Italian at my parent's house. My dad is quite the cook!
Monday: Sausage and broccoli pasta bake with crescent rolls (I just happened to have everything on hand for this!)
Tuesday: I was going to make potato soup but I have a cold that won't go away so I pulled out a frozen meal I stashed away a few weeks ago!
Wednesday: Most likely eating with my parents since I will be helping my mom get the food ready for Thursday
Thursday: Lunch: Thanksgiving dinner. We then just graze the rest of the day and usually settle for some popcorn while watching a movie with the fam.
Friday: Leftovers!

Later today I will post a recipe we use in our Thanksgiving dinner. Lets just say I got sick of the traditional frozen corn my mom always through in at the last minute:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

FREE Dole Fruit!

Dole just put a .50/1 coupon on!!! You can print the coupon here and this will make for FREE cans of Dole pineapple and mandarin oranges this week at Dillons!

.29 Yeast Packets are actually NOW FREE!

**Updated** Thanks to Laura and Heather helping me out on this!

You can actually make .31-.41 just buying Fleishman yeast packets at Dillons! Here is how:
  • Buy 1 packet=1.59
  • Use .40/1 or .50/1 coupon doubled=-.80 or -$1
Total OOP= .59-.69 and then you will get a .50 off your next purchase catalina which will double to a $1 when you use it meaning you make an overage of .31-.41 cents!!!

Note: you CAN buy multiple packets in 1 transaction and you will still get a .50 off catalina per each packet you buy.

Send a card for FREE!

Right now you can go here to pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print and send it for FREE to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

I just did this and it was so easy and I hope it really makes a soldier's day!

Black Friday starts TODAY!

Well it does on anyway:) I am super excited because due to all my Swagbucks I am earning I have FREE gift cards to redeem there. Click the image above to see what great "black Friday" deals Amazon has!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Well as you know my mom and I went shopping this weekend for all the food we will need for our portion of Thanksgiving dinner this year. I told her I was doing an experiment and I wanted to see how much money she would save by shopping my way! My way, as you all know, includes using what you have in your pantry, looking at the store ads and using coupons to pay the BEST price and not a penny more! We took on Dillons, Hy-Vee and Apple Market... with my toddler even! It took us a total of 2 hours from start (leaving my house) to finish (getting back to my house).

If I left it up to my sweet mom she would only shop 1 store, Dillons. She would take a few coupons with her for the brand name items she knows she is going to buy no matter what and then she would get what she needed no matter the price. I followed her around Dillons and priced the items (that we were not buying there) that she said she would buy if I was not with her. According to my calculations she would have spent around $45 for everything on our list. By shopping with me, using coupons and comparing prices she only spent $28! That is a savings of $17 or 33%!

I confess that by the time we were done I really started to wonder "Is this worth it?" I knew we had saved money but I was SO exhausted. I came home and calculated our savings and instantly threw the negative notion that all of this was not worth it out the window because folks saving 33% is totally WORTH IT!

If my mom shopped this way every week, saving at least 33%, she could cut her $400 a month grocery budget down to $270/month. She would save $130 a month or $1,560 a year!!! Now lets say she took that $130 she saved every month and let it sit in her 1% interest bearing savings account for 1 year. She would end up with $1698.48 in her savings account, a net gain of $138.48!

If she decides to get "risky" and put that $130 a month into a 6% investment she would end up with $1741.64 at the end of the year or a net gain of $181.64!

The point I am trying to make is that taking the time to shop the ads and clip a few coupons WILL BE WORTH IT! It may not feel worth it at the time, but if you are wise with what you save it can turn into gain. I am REALLY CONVINCED!

Search & Win

A while back I told you about how my friend got a FREE Starbucks gift card she earned through using swagbucks to search the web. So I decided to try it out for myself and to my surprise in 1 month I was able to earn my FREE $10 Starbucks gift card too!!! Now I am gunning for the gift card!

Have you tried swagbucks yet? It is so easy. Just go here to sign up or click image above and make swagbucks your home page or download one of their tool bars. Make sure you use swagbucks for all of your searching... IT WILL PAY OFF!