Saturday, January 9, 2010

Practially FREE Pepsi products

**Bummer! It looks like the $7.50 rebate form doesn't work for KS residents... SORRY!**

Starting the week of 1/17 both CVS and WAGS have great Pepsi deals going on. YOu can see those deals HERE and HERE.

The short of it is this: Buy $20 worth of Pepsi products get $10 in EB (CVS) or $10 in RR (WAGS back). This is like paying $10 for $20 worth of stuff.

Well... I was just reading HERE this morning about how you can then turn in your receipt to get $7.50 back by mail... making your real total only $3.50 for $20 worth of Pepsi products!!!

Eggs for .79/dozen?

A reader wrote to tell me that when she bought eggs at the North Topeka Walgreens they rung up at .79/dozen! She said there was a sign that said they were .99/dozen but ended up ringing up at a different price!

As far as I know this is just North Topeka Walgreens, but if you are in any other Wags today you might check the egg price!

Friday, January 8, 2010

FREE 2010 Photo Calendar

I just got word this morning that right now at Vista Print your can get a FREE calender! You can choose from a wall, poster, desk and magnet calenders and get 1 FREE! The best thing about this offer is that you can choose ANY starting month!

Simply click here or the image above to take advantage of this!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Kraft Deal Idea

Right now between Dillons and Hy-Vee there is a Kraft catalina offer that when you buy 5 Kraft Cheese Products during 1/1/10 through 1/24/10 you will get a catalina for $5 off a future shopping order.

If you jumped on the $1/2 coupon Kraft coupon and have the .50/1 Kraft singles coupon from inserts in December (exprires the 10th) then here is a deal you can do at Hy-Vee (you can do it at Dillons too but I am not sure of their prices this week)
  • Buy 4 Kraft 8 oz. natural cheese shreds=$8.00
  • Buy 1 12 oz. Krafts singles=$1.67
  • use 2 $1/2 Kraft coupons printed here (campaign is over so hopefully you got some printed)
  • use 1 .50/1 Kraft singles coupon (expires the 10th)
Total=$7.17 and you get a $5 off your next purchase catalina back making your real total only $2.17 or .43/1!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

FREE 30 Days at Curves!

If you are possibly looking into joining Curves be sure to visit this page here! There you will be able to print a coupon for a FREE 30 day pass! This pass is good when you take into Curves and sign up for a membership.

Hy-Vee 1/6-1/12

Below are the best items I see for the week. My goal here is to get you the best price possible! I compare prices to Aldi because I believe if you can beat or come close to the Aldi price you are getting a GREAT DEAL!

Regular Deals:
  • Yo-Plait plus and Fiber One 4 packs of yogurt=$1.50/1 (use $1/1 coupons found HERE to get these for only .50/1!!!... great deal!)
  • 85% lean ground beef rolls= $1.78/1
  • Hy-Vee split chicken breasts=.99/lb.
  • Hormel boneless pork shoulder roast=$1.39/lb.
  • Hillshire farm smoked sausage or Polska Kielbasa=$2/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for $1.50/1... I use these to make red beans and rice!)
  • Select varieties of Hy-Vee pasta=.77/1
  • 15 oz cans of select Hy-vee fruit=.88/1
  • Hy-vee brand kidney or chili beans=.50/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Hy-vee 12 oz oyster crackers=.99/1
  • Hy-vee 28 oz cans of tomato sauce=.99/1
  • Hy-vee chicken noodle or tomato soup=3/$1 with in ad coupon (beats Aldi price)
  • 24 oz. Hy-Vee cottage cheese=1.58/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.99/1)
  • Hy-vee fresh bagels=.99/1 with in ad coupon
  • Individual Dannon yogurts=10/$4 or only .40/1 (use $1/6 coupon HERE for lite and fit variety to get these for only .23/1!!)
  • Hefty 1 zip storage bags (12-22 ct)=$1 with coupon
  • Soft soap liquid hand soap=.88/1 with coupon (use .35/1 coupon along with this to get this for only .53/1)
B1G1 Deals:
  • Oscar Myer Bolgna=2.39/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get both for only $1.39 or .70/1!)
  • Dole Special blend or kits= 2.88/1 (they end being only $1.44/1)
  • Cantaloupe=$1.58/1 (beats Dillons price this week of $1.99/)
  • Del Monte pineapple=$1.99/1 with in ad coupon
  • Grimmway farm bags of baby carrots=B1G1, so get 2 bags for only $1.49/1 or only .74/bag... beats ANY price!)
  • Disney naval oranges=.77/lb.
  • Egg Plant=.59/lb.
  • 4.4 or 5.6 oz pkgs of fresh blueberries or blackberries=$1.99/1
  • Washington jazz apples=.99/lb.
  • Dole cauliflower=$1.99/1 (Aldi price as been about this)
  • Cucumbers=2/$1 (great price!)
  • Washington Braeburn apples=.88/lb.
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 1/6-1/12

Here are the best deals I see for the week. My goal here is post the items that I think you can get for less than shopping at Aldi because if you can beat the Aldi price you know it is a GOOD DEAL! Some items don't beat the Aldi price, but still might be a great price if it is name brand.

Please remember that that I get credit when you use the coupon links I provide for printing and loading. You can print 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.
  • 3lb. roll of Kroger ground beef (not sure on %)=$1.66/lb. or $4.98/1
  • Pork Loin assorted chops=$1.99/lb.
  • Dillon's Large 12 ct. eggs=$1.33/1 (good price as of lately... not sure on Aldi price this week)
  • Campbell's R&W soups=$1/1 (there are .40/2 coupons out there... will these work for this? If so then get them for only .60/can)
  • Yoplait individual yogurts=.50/1 (use .50/6 coupon HERE, or use .40/6 or .50/8 from recent insert to get these as low as .33/1... beats Aldi price of .43/1)
  • Kroger 16 oz. shreds of cheese=2.99/1 (Aldi sells 12 oz for 2.29... so Kroger is slightly better this week!)
  • Kroger Naval oranges=2.99/4lb bag... great deal!
  • Texas grape fruit=2.99/5lb. bag
  • Washington Red delicious apples=2.99/5lb. bag.. great deal!
  • 18 oz Kroger peanut butter=$1 (beats Aldi price of 1.69/1)
  • Big K 2-liters=.59/1
  • Kroger Mac and Cheese 12 pack=3.99 or only .33/box... Aldi price is about .29 a box so Kroger is a good deal!
  • Dannon Yogurt=$1.88/1 (use various coupons ranging from .60/1 to $1/1 to get these for only .88/1!!!!) (Last week I stocked up on big tubs, dananimals and dan active!)
  • Tyson fresh drumsticks or thighs=.99/1lb.
  • Tyson frozen chicken breasts sold in a 2.5lb. bag=$5.98/1 (Aldi price for their brand at 3lb. is 6.29/1)
  • Oscar Myer salami or bologna=$1.69/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for $1.19/1)
  • Kroger 1lb. bag of baby carrots=$1.25/1 (Aldi price is only .99/1)
  • Cantaloupe=$1.99/1
Kellog's Deal!
Buy 3 boxes (mix and match) of the selected items below and get a FREE Gallon of milk! I can't tell from the ad but I think the $2.66 price reflects the free milk discount... correct me if I am wrong.
  • Selected varieties of Kellog's cereal 11.4-18 oz = $2.66/1 ( Use $1/2 coupons for Kelloggs Apple Jacks or Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, All-Bran or Crispix to get these for $2.16/1
  • Nutri-Grain , Fiber Plus or Special K Bars 3.8-10.4 oz =$2.66/1 (Kelloggs Special K Cereal Bars, Fruit Crisps and/or Bliss Bars 5 ct+ $1.00/2 to get these for $2.16/box) (possible $1/2 coupon HERE)
  • Boneless chuck or arm roast=$1.88/lb.
  • Fresh selection garden salad=.99/1 (same as Aldi brand price) (there is a catalina promotion on this... buy 2 get $1 off your next order. I would assume that it is working even though all the other stores are not advertising this price this week.)
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.

Kroger Catalina Deals

The New Frugal Mom has compiled a GREAT list of catalina promotions that are currently running at Kroger. Being as though Dillons stores are Kroger affiliates these catalinas should be running at our stores as well!

You can find the great list compilation HERE!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Home Depot Circular to your Inbox

If you are like me your really cheap subscription to the K.C. star has run out thus forcing you to buy it at a convenience/grocery store. The coupons are great but unfortunately you don't get the ads.

I just learned today that you can sign up HERE for free and have the Home Depot circular delivered to your inbox!

Be sure to check your other favorite stores out also. Chances are if you go to their website they have an email sign up!

Pork Roast Ideas

I admit that I bought my first pork roast EVER this past Saturday at Hy-Vee. I figured .99/lb was just to good to pass up! Of course I had no idea what to do with this thing and emailed a friend for some ideas. Here is what she shared with me:

"After cooking roast shred it and season with adobo seasoning by Goya (found in the Hispanic section at Hy-Vee. Make sure you get the one with cumin. Then divide meat and freeze/package for use in your meals. We use the meat for quesadillas, burritos (with rice, beans, cheese & tomatoes), and BBQ sandwiches"

My friend also shared that today she is making pork and noodles (using free Reames, of course). She said to saute some onion and/or garlic, add broth from cooking the roast and bring to a boil, add the noodles and cook as directed. Last 10 minutes add carrots, celery and pork

YUM! I can't wait to cook my pork roast and since I too have some FREE Reames on hand I just may try her recipe!

Hobby Lobby Sells Online?

I just might be way out of the loop but I got an email saying that Hobby Lobby now sells on line! Did you know this?

Well at any rate for a limited time you can get FREE SHIPPING on orders $25 or more. I do wonder if you can still use the 40% off coupons on line....?

CVS: 50 FREE Prints!

Right now you can get 50 FREE prints when you sign up at CVS photo! This will be great to use on all those Christmas pictures! Simply click here or the image above for your free sign up!

Great Printables!

I just got an email about these great printables! I know others may have posted about them but I know they will come in handy now that it is cold season... the deals will be coming!

Happy Saving!

My 2 Week Break

If you are a regular reader here you know that I just recently took a 2 week break from blogging (well kind of... I still did a few grocery posts) in the effort to spend more time with my husband and kids while my husband was on Christmas break. There are perks to being a teacher:)

I realized, however, over this break that I was totally burnt out on coupons. I didn't want to organize my coupons and in fact I really wanted to just throw them ALL AWAY! I had at least 3 weeks worth of coupons just scattered in a big basket and it made me angry just to look at them:) I felt so burdened by the coupons and by the nagging sense that I "needed" to go to all these stores and score all these great deals or I would be missing out. This nagging just flat out wore me down! Anybody else relate?

Don't worry, I am not writing this to tell you that I am quitting my blog or that I wish death upon coupons. I am totally thankful for coupons and the ways in which they help me save money. I am also thankful for the privilege I have to do this blog and help so many with their weekly grocery lists. It truly is an honor.

Instead I am writing this tell you that you DO NOT HAVE TO BE BURDENED BY THE COUPONS! You do not have to go to every store and get every good deal you see. You CAN just relax and trust that all your needs will be provided for. This is a lesson I have learned so many times in my life that I have honestly lost count. Just recently I learned this lesson again and that is what prompted me to write this post and other posts that will follow. In the coming weeks I plan to start sharing about how I got into this whole coupon business and the blessings I have expereienced from it.

You will need to have some grace for me writing these posts as I am not an English major. I am an extreme math geek and write like I talk. So if grammar, spelling and punctuation errors hurt your eyes I apologize. There is a reason I never seemed to get better than a B+ in English class!

Monday, January 4, 2010

CVS: M&M's for .50/BAG!!

CVS has all of their Christmas stuff marked at 75% off... this includes Christmas candy!!!

The M&Ms are marked at $1/bag. If you have the $1/2 printable that was available here you can get these for only .50/bag!!!

Kodak Deals

50 FREE Prints at Kodak Gallery - New Customers

For the next 2 days ONLY you can get 9 cent prints at Kodak Gallery by just entering the code 9CETNSNOW at check out.

If you are interested in a photo book you can get 25% off when you enter the code YEAREND25 at checkout.

Don't forget that you can also get 50 FREE prints just for signing up with Kodak Gallery! If you are interested in these just click the image above!

Menu Plan Monday

Well it was great having my husband home for 2 weeks! I feel revived and refreshed and am excited to get back into a routine!

As I planned my menu this week I was overwhelmed with just how much I had on hand to make meals. I guess I have been stockpiling on things with out realizing it because I have a list of 10 meals long that I have all the fixins for! And thanks to all the great cereal deals we have breakfast worked out for the next year:)

You will notice that I will be adding in a left over night in my menu plan. Over the last few months I have noticed that come Thursday we have enough left overs from the week to make a meal out of. So here is my plan for the week:

Sunday: Hot dogs, oven fries, cheese and some chocolate covered strawberries (a little "left over" items from my parent's new year's eve party)
Monday: Baked ham, scalloped potatoes (BC box I got free a while back), steamed carrots
Tuesday: Sausage broccoli pasta bake, fruit of some sort
Wednesday: Potato Soup, fruit of some sort
Thursday: Left overs!
Friday: Sausage pizza

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Coupons for Print

Be sure to check for new coupons to print HERE! A few that I thought worthy of note:
  • Leap Frog $4 of ANY Tag book
  • Leap Frog $5 of ANY Leapster learning game
  • Leap Frog $2 ANY Tag junior book
  • .50/1 Green Giant Steamers (possible FREE or close to free when paired with a $10/10 sale at Dillons or Apple martet)
  • $1/6 Dannon light and fit yogurt cups
  • .40/1 Nature Valley granola bars (great when paired with catalina promotion at Dillons!)
  • .40/1 Fiber one bars
  • $1/1 Nature Valley granola clusters
Also be sure you loaded this round of cellfire coupons to your card!