Saturday, January 23, 2010


I was just printing my HUGGIES coupons for the diaper deal at Wags tomorrow and noticed that the $1/2 Kraft Coupon is back!

You can print it HERE... do it quick before it is gone:)

Hy-Vee 12 HOUR SALE!

Tomorrow from 8:00a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Hy-Vee will be having a 12 hour sale! The ad is not accessible online and I do not have a print copy. I did find this blog post here with prices for their store but I am not sure if they are the same?

If you know any more info please email me:)

Also I am told that when you are in the store tomorrow you will recieve a 2-day ad flyer with prices good for Monday and Tuesday only!

If You Like to Talk to Tomatoes...

VeggieTales - Healthy Family Entertainment!

Sorry I couldn't resist starting to sing the Veggie Tales theme song when I found out about these 2 great deals going on! Thanks to Carrie from Pocket your Dollars for all of the great info!!

2 DVDs and 2 CDs shipped for only $25! Here is how:

Use the code DEALS2BUY and you can get a bundle including two DVDs and 2 CDs shipped for $25. The bundle includes: Pistachio DVD, Silly Little Thing Called Love DVD, God Made You Special CD, and Christian Hit Music CD. That works out to $6.25 each, which is a great price considering that the two movies will be new releases valued at $26.xx themselves.

Here’s how:

— Go to Veggies Tales’ website

— Click on “Free Shipping Special Offer!” on the right hand side (do NOT click on the Pistachio movie advertised on the home page. This will only get you 1 movie and 2 CDs)

— Click on “Pistachio Love” Combo on the right hand side; add it to your cart

—Use code DEALS2BUY at checkout

OR you can get a FREE DVD when you sign up for their email news letter, here is how:

— Go to Veggie Tales home page. At the bottom of the page you’ll see a link where you can sign up for their newsletter.

Click here to see their promo page and add any of the movies to your cart

— Check out and you’ll only pay $2.99 for shipping!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Now is the TIME!

Since I have become a bargain shopper in the food area I have also learned how to bargain shop in the clothing area also! Most of you probably know that shopping at the end of the season will get you HUGE discounts.

I have not bought a new coat in 6 years. The zipper on my current coat has been waiting to bust any minute and I knew this would be the year I would have to break down and buy a new one. I just didn't want to spend an arm and a leg for one! At one point in December the brown coat pictured below went as low as $20 at GAP but I just didn't even want to pay $20... I knew I could do better if I waited. Sure enough I DID DO BETTER! This past weekend GAP had 30% off clearance and this coat was on clearance!!!! After the discount I paid only $14 for this coat! The other coat was my bonus buy at Old Navy. They were having a 50% off clearance sale and this black coat was on clearance for $23.99 which means I got it for only $11.99! Actually I got for $9.50 after my $5/$25 discount was applied since I bought a few other items as well:)

I also shop in the off season for my boys. Since I know that Levi will someday be wearing what Seth is wears now I opt to buy more quality clothing so I know it will last. The main place I shop is Children's Place. They have been having GREAT sales all month long but I knew that soon they too would be having 50% off their clearance as well! Sure enough I got the email yesterday stating the 50% off clearance sale was going on and I hurried in! I was able to get everything I needed for next fall/winter for only $11! The total for 5 shirts, 2 sweat shirts, 1 sweater, 2 pairs of paints and 1 pair of gloves was $42. After my %15 off coupon and $25 gift card my total came to ONLY $11!

So if you know you will need clothes for next season NOW is definitely the time to take advantage of some great sales!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

CVS this week...

I honestly haven't been to CVS much lately due to the lack of exceptional deals. I do make it out though to roll my bucks and I of course can't pass up cheap pop... it's true! So here is how my CVS trip went this week:
  • 3 12 packs of Pepsi=$10
  • 2 bags of Stacy's Pita chips=$6
  • 4 2liters of Pepsi=$5
  • 5 Therma care 1 ct. (rain check item for me)=$12.45
  • 1 GE light bulb (rain check item)=$3
  • -FREE BAG OF STACY'S! ( I think I got this for becoming a fan on facebook)=-$3
  • -$1/4 Pepsi 2liters coupon (I swiped this a while ago from a different CVS store in Lawrence... I think at Thanksgiving time?)
  • -5 $1/1 Therma care coupons
New total=$27.45 and I got back $10 for buying $20 in Pepsi products, $13 for the Therma Cares and $2 for the light bulb. So in total I got back $25... it is like I only spent $2.45 for ALL OF THAT!

This is the one week I was thankful that I had rain check items to get:)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Apple Market 1/20-1/26

Here are the best prices I see. My goal is to find the BEST deals possible. I do that by comparing prices to the Aldi price because I believe that if you can beat the Aldi price or come close you know you are getting a GREAT DEAL!
  • Pilgram's Pride chicken leg quarters=.68/lb.
  • Fresh pork sirloin chops or roasts=$1.68/lb.
  • Red Delicious apples (8lb. bag)=2.99/1!!! (awesome anything!)
  • Grapefruit or Oranges (8lb. bag)=2.99/1 (awesome deal... beats anything!)
  • Best Choice frozen veggies (steam fresh variety included)=.88/1 (beats Aldi price of .95/1)
  • Knorr Lipton sides=.88/1
  • Select Kellog's cereal=50% off retial price (my guess their price is probably $4 or higher... use $1/2 coupons)
  • Peter Pan Peanut butter=$1.79/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for $1.29/1.. beats Aldi off brand price of $1.69/1)
  • Pears=.99/lb.
  • Cantaloupe=$2/1
  • Dr. Pepper or 7-Up 2 liters=$1
4 day Sale: Prices good Wed-Sat. ONLY!
  • Head or Bunch of Broccoli or Cauliflower=$1.50/1 (heads of cauliflower at Aldi have been $1.99/1)
  • 12 oz. bags of Best Choice cheese=$1.99/1 (Aldi price for their 12 oz is $2.50 and higher)
  • 1lb. Best Choice butter=$1.88/1 (Hy-Vee has the better price this week, but this still beats Aldi price of $1.99/1)
  • Jiffy Corn muffin mix=.38/1
  • VO5 shampoo or conditioner=.68/1
If you see anything else that is a great deal be sure to let me know in the comment section! 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!

Be sure to check out the BeCentsAble Grocery Store by state list here if you are looking for another store!

FREE Baby Stuff!

Here is a great FREEBIE!

You can sign up HERE at for FREE baby stuff and FREE baby products, from major baby companies such as Huggies, Pampers, & Similac!

Dillons 1/20-1/26

** I added a few items I missed** The Hy-Vee ad is below this post!

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.
  • Honey Suckle whole frozen turkey breast=.99/lb.
  • USDA choice boneless chuck or arm roast=$1.99/lb.
  • Assorted pork chops=$1.79/lb.
  • Chef Boyardee pasta cans or microwave=.88/1 (use .40/1 microwave bowl coupon to get these for only .08!!!) (use .35/3 cans to get these for .65/can)
  • Dillons milk=$2.99/1
  • Cheetos and Fritos=B2G1 FREE! They are $2/1 so get 3 for $4 or only $1.34/1! (best price I have seen on this brand in a long time!)
  • Kroger big cans of coffee=$3.99/1 (Aldi off brand is $4.99/1 so Kroger is a great deal this week!)
  • Kroger 10lb. bag of russet potatoes=$2.99/1 (same as Aldi off brand)
  • Kroger popcorn shrimp 60z.=$1.79/1
  • 24oz. Kroger bars or shreds of cheese=$4.99/1 (that is like paying $1.66 per 8 oz.)
  • Kroger 8oz bars or shreds of cheese= $$1.88/1 (the 24 oz is a better deal per oz!)
  • Farmland roll or sausage link=$1.10/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for only .60/1!)
  • Farmland hot dogs or bolgna=$1.10/1
  • Farmland bacon=$3/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get this for only $2.50/1... same as Aldi off brand price)
  • Naval oranges=.39/1 or $3.49/4lb. bag
  • Grapefruit=.39/1 or $3.49/5lb. bag
  • Select varieties of apples=.99/lb.
  • Cantaloupe=$1.99/1
  • Quaker instant Oatmeal=$1.88/1 (use $1/1 coupon here to get this for only .88/1)
  • Hillshire Farm Ultra thin turkey, beef or ham tubs=$3/1 (use .35/1 coupon to get these for only 2.30/tub)
10/$10 Sale:
Remember you don't have to buy 10 items to get the $1 price and you can only buy 10 of one item in 1 transaction!
  • Reames noodles (use .50/1 coupon HERE or from recent inserts to get these FREE!)
  • 2 liters of Pepsi
  • Bar S hot dogs and bologna
  • Dillons hot dog or hamburger buns
  • Campbell's soup select varieties (there are many different coupons out there... use .40/2 to get these for .60/1)
  • Kroger frozen veggies (Aldi price is .95/1)
  • Hunts 26 oz. cans of pasta sauce (.45/3 shortcuts coupon available)
  • American beauty pasta
  • Rice or Pasta Roni (use $1/3 coupon to get these for .67/1)
  • Chap stick lip care (use $.50/2 coupon to get these for only .50/1!)
  • Halls Cough drops (use $1/2 coupon to get these for only .50/1!)
Let me know what I miss in the comment section or by 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.

Hy-Vee 1/20-1/26

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:
  • Kleenex 200 ct. facial tissue=.99/1 (use .50/3 to get these for only .82/box... great deal considering it is 200 ct!)
  • Hy-Vee split chicken breasts, drums or thighs=.99/lb.
  • Butter kearnal canned veggies=.50/1 (Aldi price for their brand is .49/1)
  • 5 oz. Midwest county fair tuna=.50/1
  • Campbells soups=$1/1 (variety of coupons out there (.40/2 is the best), but the better deal is at Dillons since the price is the same and they double coupons!)
  • 64 oz. Hy-Vee apple juice=.99/1 with in ad coupon(great deal and beats Aldi price of $1.40 and higher)
  • Midwest County Fair grape jelly=.88/1 with in ad coupon(beats Aldi price of .99 and higher)
  • Midwest Country Fair canned peaches, pears or fruit cocktail=.88/1
  • Pepsi 2 liters=$1/1
  • 5lb. Bag of Hy-vee flour=$1.28/1 (Aldi price has been $1.33/bag)
  • Creamette Pasta=$1/1 (Aldi price ranges fro $1-$1.09)
  • 10 ct. Capri Sun or Kool-aid jammers=$2/1
  • Xtra 2x laundry detergent is only $2/1
  • Hy-Vee frozen veggies (includes steam quick variety)=.99/1 (Aldi price is .95/1)
  • Lean Cuisine meals=$2/1
  • 1lb. Hy-Vee margarine sticks=.55/1 (pretty close to Aldi price)
  • Hy-vee brand 2-liter pop=.68/1
  • Hy-Vee 1lb. butter block or quarters=1.77/1 (beats Aldi price of 1.99/1 and higher)
  • Selected Varieties of Post cereal=$1.77/1 (use $1/2 coupon to get these for only $1.27/1... beats off brand price of $1.60 and higher at Aldi!)
  • Hy-Vee 24 oz. syrup=$1.68/1 (this is about the same as Aldi I think)
  • Boneless pork shoulder roast=$1.49/1
  • John Morrell smoked sausage=B1G1 free=2/$3.79 or $1.90/1... beats Aldi price
  • Hormel little sizzlers=.99/1
  • Hy-Vee 16 oz. whole frozen strawberries=$1.79/1
  • 16 oz. Daisy sour cream=$1.68/1 (use .50/1 coupon to get this for $1.18/1... Aldi price is .99/1)
  • Disney Garden naval oranges=.49/lb. (pretty good deal!)
  • 1lb. bag of Key Limes=$1.48/1
  • Roma tomatoes=.99/1 lb.
  • 10lb. Bag of Hy-vee russet potatoes=$1.88/1 (beats any price this week)
  • Texas Rio star grapefruit or juice oranges=$5.99/18lb. bag... that is only .33/lb.
  • Texas Rio star grapefruit=3/$1 when sold individually
  • Sweet corn=4 ears/$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!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Reward Earning Opprotunity!

Here is another great point/reward earning company!

Currently the Neilsen Home Scan is accepting applicants to be apart of their consumer panel. When you sign up you will become a member of their panel and be able to take surveys that will earn you gift points that you can redeem for electronics, household items, jewelry toys and more!

Earn by Searching the Web!

I just want to take a minute to remind you all of 3 great ways to earn stuff FOR FREE just by reading an email, going to a specific site tons of times a day or searching the web.

1st up is MyPoints. In my 3 years of doing MyPoints I have earned 9 gift cards totally $25 or more just by clicking through emails they send to my inbox! These gift cards have been such a blessing to us since this is usually how we go out on dates! If you haven't tried it yet do so my signing up HERE!

Search & Win

2nd is Swagbucks! In just 3 short months I hve earned over 500 "bucks" with this search site! With these "bucks" I can redeem them for gift cards to some really great sites/stores like Amazon, Starbucks and Macys! All you do is sign up and use Swagbucks as your main site to do internet searches! Sign up HERE for that!

3rd up is a new site called This site is great because you actually earn $$ just visiting sites that you might all the time like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and even GMAIL! To find out more about this great new site click HERE!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Frugal Blog Map

I got word about this from Briana this morning and I think this will be so helpful!

Briana has created what she is calling the Frugal Blog Map. Here is what she has to say about it:
The Frugal Map has some unique features:
  • Frugal Map Function: Allows users to find a blogger near their location in an interactive map format.
  • Search Function: Allows users to search multiple blogs across the Frugal Map Network.
  • Hottest Deal RSS Feed: Gives users the most recent hot deals from the bloggers in the Frugal Map Network.
  • Specific Store Landing Pages: Allows users a one stop resource for for store deals including blogger store deal links, resources, and FAQ for the particular store.
  • Specific Blogger Landing Pages: Allows users to read more about their favorite blogs and connect with them via Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and specific store deal links.
  • Embeddable iFrame: Embed The Frugal Map on your blog as a resource for your readers.
Right now she only has 35 bloggers on the map and I KNOW there are many of you out there who blog. So if you want to be included please read submission guidelines along with the form here.

I look forward to seeing how many bloggers will end up on the map!

Totes for $1.88 shipped!

Head on over to Bargain Blessings today to see how you can get these really cute totes for only $1.88 shipped!

Huggies Coupons!

I LOVE DIAPER COUPONS! If you haven't printed your Huggies coupons yet then be sure to so SOON! They may not last long and the links are provided below!

Be sure to hold on to these coupons for a diaper deal coming to Walgreens next week! Buy $25 in Huggies products and get $5 RR back. Huggies Jumbo packs will be $8.99 and Huggies Wipes 2/$5.

Menu Plan Monday

Hello! Below you will find my $50/week menu you can see we don't tire of homemade pizza! And with the INCREDIBLE cheese deal at Hy-Vee this past weekend I have enough for a while:) I am also proud to say that once again this week I have what I need for my meals. The only thing I needed for these was the biscuits to go with my gravy... which I picked up cheaply at Dillons because of the Pillsbury deal going! The rest of what I have bought this week has been cheese of course and a few other necessities like milk, eggs and produce.

Saturday: Pizza and raw veggies with dip
Sunday: Cheeseburger rolls x 3 (We sharing some with a family that just had a sweet little girl and then eating the rest this week for lunches.. YUM!) with broccoli and rice
Monday: Dinner at my parents for my dad's b-day
Tuesday: Salsa Chicken over rice (we didn't make it to this last week) with apple slices
Wednesday: Red beans and rice with bread
Thursday: Breakfast for dinner: biscuits and gravy with hash browns and fruit
Friday: Probably pizza:)

I'll post how I do Red Beans and Rice tomorrow... see you then!