Friday, March 5, 2010

A few things...

The Nature Valley catalina is not working. I did the deal at Dillons and so did a friend and neither of us got our catalina. You can either return your items or the call 1-888-8coupon, option 3 and see what they can do... SORRY!

Also the Nature Valley Nut Clusters are only $2.29 as well!
Use $1/1 coupon here or from recent inserts along with loadble here and here to get these for only .29/1

And if you have missed K-Mart double coupon days Ginger has the scoop here about a possible come back!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

FREE Photos

Here are a few FREE photo offers you might be interested in:

50 free prints

For only $1.99 you can get 100 Photos from Kodak Gallery:

  • Sign up for Kodak Gallery by clicking image above... you will automatically get 50 FREE prints upon sign up.
  • Add 100 prints to your cart and use coupon code 50FREE at check out. Your 50 FREE prints upon sign up will also be deducted.
  • This leaves you paying about $1.99 for 100 photos or only .02 per print!

CVS Photo Center:

Click image below to get 50 FREE prints upon sign up!

.95/1 Sweet Rolls Coupon

The .95/1 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls coupon has reset! Go HERE to print it and then do this deal if you can for FREE + overage sweet rolls at Dillons!

Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (5ct) =$1.25/1
Use 2 .95/1 coupons and load .40/2 here or $1/2 here

Depending on which loaded coupon comes off first your final price will vary from .10/2 or overage of .50/2!

Thanks Jennie for letting me know about the coupon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hy-Vee 3 Day Sale

These prices are good for Thursday/Friday/Saturday ONLY!
  • 85% lean ground beef rolls=$1.88/1 (you can also get 80% lean rolls for only $1.49/1 THURSDAY only at Topeka Hy-Vee as a part of their March Madness sale)
  • 4lb. bag of naval oranges=$1.99/1 (that is only .50/lb.!)
  • Hy-Vee potato chips=.99/1 (beats Aldi price of $1.19/1)
  • Little Debbie snacks=$1
  • Hy-Vee brand garden salad or cole slaw=.77/1 (beats Aldi price of .99/1)
  • Midwest country fair 4 ct bathroom tissue=.77/1 (needs to be 77 sq ft to be a good deal)
  • Hy-Vee Value pack drumsticks or thighs=.88/lb.
Purchase a Haier freezer chest=$199.00 and get $200 in product coupons FREE. This is the same deal they ran in March of last year. The coupons last year were for FREE products like frozen pizza/ice cream/snacks... etc. (limited quantities... but I did notice about 10 out on the floor when I was there today)

Apple Market 3/3-3/9

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!

Regular Deals:
  • Fresh Pork loin or chops=$1.78/lb.
  • 10 naval oranges or Texas Grapefruit=10/$1.98
  • Red Delicious apples=.88/lb.
  • Dozen Best Choice large eggs=$1.18/1 (not sure on Aldi price but his is a good price!)
  • Doritos=B1G1 FREE (not sure on starting price?)
  • Smart Ones Entrees=$2/1
  • Dole sleeved celery=.79/1
  • Fresh asperagas=$1.99/lb.
  • Broccoli crowns=.99/lb.
  • Roma tomatoes=.99/lb.
  • Avocados=.99/1
  • Pears=.99/lb.
  • Pilgram's pride family pack of drumsticks or thighs=.99/lb.
  • 12 oz. Always Save brand chocolate chips=$1.19/1 (beats Aldi price of $1.49/1)
  • 5lb. Bag of Always Save flour=$1.39/1 (Aldi price for their brand is $1.29/1)
  • 12oz. Always Save slicec bacon=$1.89/1 (Aldi price is $2.50/lb.)
  • 16 oz. Always Save fish sticks=$1.99/1
Wed.-Sat. DEALS
  • Pepsi 2-liters=$1
  • Best Choice sides=.50/1
  • 5lb. bag of Best Choice Russet Potatoes=$1
  • Dole Classic iceberg lettuce=$1 (same as Aldi brand price)
  • Jolly Time Popcorn=$1 (use .50/1 coupon to get this FREE!)
  • Tony's Frozen pizzas=$2/1
Be sure to check the ad for the HUGE 10lb. Meat sale also!

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!

Hy-Vee 3/3-3/9

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! That being said I don't post everything in the ad, just the stuff that is a good deal.

Don't forget the TOPEKA STORE ONLY has some great March Madness deals going on and DOUBLE COUPONS ON TUESDAYS! See HERE for all details and daily specials!

Regular Deals:
  • 2.5 pound bag of Country Pride Frozen chicken breasts=4.88/1 (3 lb. bag at Dillons is 5.98/1 this week and regular Aldi price is 6.25/3lb. bag)
  • Smart Ones frozen entrees=$1.99/1
  • 5oz. cans Midwest Country fair tuna=.39/1
  • Hy-Vee Apple Sauce (23 or 24 oz.)=.99/1 (Alid price is $1.19/1)
  • Hy-Vee Taco Shells=.99/1 (same as Aldi price)
  • Quacker Quick oats=$2.50/1 (use .50/1 coupon to get these for $2 or wait until Tuesday to get these for only $1.50/1... beats Aldi price of $1.79/1)
  • 24 oz. Hy-Vee cottage cheese=$1.88/1 (Aldi price is 1.99 and higher for their brand)
  • Hot Pockets=$2/1 (use .75/1 coupon to get these for only $1.25... wait until double coupons on Tuesday to get these for only $1)
  • Hy-Vee frozen veggies=.99/1 (Aldi price is only .95/1)
  • 5lb. bags of Hy-Vee potatoes=.97/1
  • Hillshire lunch meat tubs=$2.50/1 (use $1/2 coupon here to get these for only $2/1)
  • Hy-Vee 20-24 oz Ketchup=.88/1 (ALdi price is $1.19/1 for 36 oz)
  • Dannon Yogurt=.50/1 (use .75/6 light and fit variety here and get these for only .38/1... wait until Tuesday and get them for only .33/1)
  • Green Seedless Grapes= $1.38/lb.
  • Grimmway Farm whole carrots 2lb. bag=.99 (1lb. bag is .99/1 at Aldi)
  • 4ct. pkg of mutli-colored peppers=2.99/1 (Aldi price for a 3ct. pack is around 2.50)
  • Texas Rio star grapefruit=3/$1
  • Washington Jumbo Red delicious apples=.88/1
In-ad/online coupons

Hormel Chili=$1.50/1 (save $2 when you buy 3)
Deal Idea:
  • Buy 3=$4.50
  • Use 3 .55/1 coupons or printable here
  • -$2/3 online coupon
  • Total=.85/3 cans **(If you wait until DOUBLE coupons on TUESDAY THESE WILL BE FREE!)
Purchase 5 Kellogg's Cereals and save $5.00 immediately at the checkout.
Use $1.50/2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats printable coupon here or here
Use $1.50/2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats, All Bran or Raisin Bran here
Use $1.00/3 coupon from 2/7 RP insert

Purchase 10 Powerade ION for $10.00 and get 5 free with in ad coupon

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: 3/3-3/9

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.

Regular Deals:
Old El Paso Taco Shells=$1 (this Aldi price)

Gillette Men's body wash=$3.33/1
Use $2/1 from P&G 2/7 or $4/2 from P&G 2/21=$1.33/1

Kroger 12 pack canned veggies (corn, green beans, peas)=4.99/1 (that is only .42/can and beats the Aldi price of .49/can!)

Kroger 8 oz. bars or shreds of cheese=$1.77/1 (Aldi price for 12 oz. shred is around $2.59/1 so about the same as Kroger this week... I am not sure on their currnet 8 oz. bar prices because they have gone up from $1.25/1)

Dillon's Milk=2.99/1 (Roberts Milk ranges from 3.55-3.85 depending on which kind you buy. Use .50/1 from recent insert to get this kind for less than Dillons price!)

Oscar Mayer Fun pack lunchables=$2/1 (if sub variety is included use .75/1 coupon here to get these for only $1!)

Select Varieties 11.25-25.25 oz Family Size General Mills cereal=$2.99/1
Use $1/3 from 2/7 GM insert
.55/1 Chocolate Cheerios, .55/1 Reeses Puffs, .75/1 Chex and .75/1 Fiber One cereal HERE
Load .55/1 Reeses Puffs here, or Load .55/1 Mulit Grain Cheeiors, .55/1 Lucky Charms here
Final price can range from $1.44/-$2.66/1

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4.5-9 oz varieties=1.99/1
Use .50/2 coupon HERE. Load .50/2 here and here
  • Buy 5 boxes=9.95
  • Use 2 .50/2 coupons (these will double to $1)
  • - 2 .50/2 e-coupons coupons
  • Total OOP=6.95 and you will get a $3.50 catalina back (see cat details here)
Your real total will be 3.45 for 5 boxes or only .69/box!

Nature Valley Bars=2.29/1
Use .40/1 coupon HERE or .50/1 NV bars from 2/7 GM insert
Load .40/1 coupon here and here
Deal Idea:
  • Buy 3 boxes=6.87
  • Use 2 .40/1 coupons and a .50/1
  • - 2 .40/1 e coupons
  • Total= $3.47 and you will get a $2 catalina back (see cat details here)
That is only $1.47 for 3 boxes or only .49/box!

Fiber One Bars=$2.29/1
Use .40/1 coupon HERE
Load .40/1 coupon here and here
Deal Idea:
  • Buy 4 boxes=9.16
  • Use 4 .40/1 coupons (need 2 computers)
  • -2 .40/1 e-coupons
  • Total=5.16 and get a $2.50 catalina back (see cat details here)
That is only 2.66 for 4 boxes or only .67/box!

Chex Mix=$1.50/1
Use .50/1 chocolate variety here or .50/2 from 2/7 GM insert
Load .50/1 any here and chocolate variety here
Final Price= FREE or .50!

Secret or Old Spice deodorant=$1.88/1
Use .50/1 Secret Flawless from P&G (1/17)=.88/1
Use $1/2 Old Spice P&G (2/21)=$1.38/1

Duracell Batteries AA or AAA 4 ct, C or D 2 ct or 9V 1 ct=$1.99/1

Green Giant Valley Steamers=$1.28/1
Use .50/1 from 2/21 insert= .28/1!

Bettey Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix=$1
Use .75/1 coupon that was available here (might still be) to get these FREE!

Totinos Pizza Rolls=$1

Yoplait Kids Yogurt=$2
Use .40/1 coupon here
Load .80/2 here and here
Final price=.80/1

Pillsbury crescent (4 ct), cinnamon rolls (5ct) or biscuits (10 ct)=$1.25/1
Use .40/2 cinnamon rolls here or from 2/7 GM insert and load .40/2 here or $1/2 here=.35-.65
Use .40/2 crescent from 2/7 GM insert and load .50/2 here=.60/1
Use .35/3 biscuits from SS (2/7)=.92

  • Fresh Tyson boneless Chicken Breast Filets=$1.99/lb.
  • USDA Choice boneless bottom round steak= $1.99/lb.
  • BIG K 12 pack cans=$2/1
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunch Meat tub=$2.50/1 (great price this brand... usually $3.50 and higher when not on sale)
  • Kroger 3lb. bag of boneless chicken breasts or tenders=$5.98/1 (that is less than the Aldi price of $6.25/1)
  • Red Seedless Grapes=.99/lb. (doesn't get much better than this!!!)
  • Avocados=.99/1
Let me know if you catch something I missed by emailing me or leaving a comment!

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, March 2, 2010

Some things in my Inbox

These deals have popped into my inbox today and I thought I would share them...

Get a FREE 8x10 photo with every $20 you spend at CVS Photo center. More details about this HERE!

Read HERE about getting a $1 scoop of ice cream from Ben and Jerry's tomorrow (bummer for us that don't have a Ben and Jerry store!)


Sign up HERE to take online surveys and get paid for your opinion!

Who Do I Follow?

I thought I would write a quick post letting you know my thoughts on some of the BEST blogs out there to follow when it comes to finding deals at stores I don't cover such as Walgreens, CVS and Target! So below is a list of a few blogs I check on a weekly basis. Some I do check daily, but these days I can't keep up with my own blog let alone others :)

Money Saving Mom (I check her weekly for CVS and Walgreens deals... I check her daily out of habit because she is the 1st blog that got me hooked on coupons!)

Common Sense with Money (I check her weekly for CVS and Walgreens... may a few times through out the week for other things)

Baby Cheap Skate (her title says it all and I check her various times throughout the week)

Hip to Save ( I check her a few times through out the week. She posts a TON of stuff! Almost to an overwhelming point that gets me a little to "deal crazy")

Every now and then I check Stretching a Buck and Mommy Snacks to see what their Kroger stores have on sale compared to ours.

If there are other blogs you really benefit from and would like to share please do so in the comment section!

Coupons and Stuff:)

Don't miss these awesome coupons before they go away!

P&G eSaver has released some HOT new high value eCoupons that can be added right to your shoppers card! I am super excited about the $3 Bounty and Charmin coupons!

Some of the awesome new eCoupons include:

$3 off any (2) Secret Antiperspirants/Deodorants
$3 off Bounty Paper Towels (12 roll or larger)
$3 off Charmin (Mega Roll, 24 roll or larger)
$1 off any One Febreze Candle
$1 off any One Premium Crest Toothpaste
$1 off Pampers Easy Ups
$2 off Pampers Extra Protection
$3 off Iams Cat or Dog food (7lb or larger)
$3 off any (2) Old Spice Bar and Body Wash
$2 off a Venus Razor
$7 off Crest Whitestrips
$5 off Clearblue Pregnancy Test
$5 off Clearblue Ovulation Test

Head on over HERE to load up your card! Thanks Bargain Blessings!

I am being told about a coupon site called Softcoin. It's available from Click on the big Digital Coupons ad in the middle of the page, then click the "Introducing all new digital coupons" image. You will have to sign up for an account with your Dillons card. This is much the same as cellfire and!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Starting TUESDAY 3/2/2010 and for EVERY TUESDAY in MARCH Hy-Vee will double coupons! So if you are looking to make a trip Tuesday is the day! Also they have a few deals that are good for Tuesday only:

Tuesday ONLY Deals:
  • Dole Bananas=4lb./$1 (doesn't get much better than that!!!!)
  • Hy-Vee Cereals (tasteeos/Raisin Bran/Crispy Rice)=.99/1 (beats Aldi price of $1.69/1 and higher!)
Also here are a few "weekly" sale items that are a better deal TUESDAY because of double coupons! All prices below assume the coupon "doubled"

Cheeze its=$1.67/1 (use .75/1 coupon here to get these for .67/box!)

Charmin Ultra 9 roll ct.=3.99/1 (use .25/1 coupon to get this for 3.49/1... needs to be 349 sq ft to be a good deal)

Suave body wash=$1.47/1 (use .75/2 coupon to get these for .97/1)

Betty Crocker fudge brownies=.99/1 (use .50/1 printable that was available here (might still be) to get these FREE!

I am excited that our store is participating in this! I hope it continues past March!

Hy-Vee March Madness STARTS TODAY!


As far as I know these deals including double coupons are good for March ONLY. I also just found out this is good for TOPEKA ONLY... bummer for you other cities:(

Well Hy-Vee has quite the deal going for March! I will try and give you the details as best I can. Be sure to refer back to this post often because this is A LOT to remember:)

First let me announce that Hy-Vee is going to DOUBLE COUPONS! But just TUESDAYS ONLY! All coupons .50 or less will be doubled in their value and all coupons .51 or more will become $1 in value. So the MAXIMUM DOUBLED VALUE =$1 per coupon (same as Dillons/Kroger)

Also EVERY DAY IN MARCH (M-F) there are special deals going on. Here they are:

  • Fresh Rotisserie Chickens=3.99/1
  • Dr. Pepper 2 liters=.68/1 (I noticed that some of them have .55/1 stickers on them... score those and get these for only .13!!!)
  • Dole Bananas=4lb./$1 (doesn't get much better than that!!!!)
  • Hy-Vee Cereals (tasteeos/Raisin Bran/Crispy Rice)=.99/1 (beats Aldi price of $1.69/1 and higher!)
  • Hy-Vee half gallons of Milk=.99/1 (limit 2... that is like paying only $2 a gallon... can't beat it!)
  • Hostess Dunkie Donuts=$1.88/1 ( I have no idea what these are or if this is a good deal:)
  • 80% lean ground beef=$1.49/lb. (STOCK UP!)
  • Butternut Fun Buns 12ct=1.98/1
  • Fresh Made Glazed Donuts (6 ct)=1.99/1
  • Folder's Coffee (big cans)=5.88/1 (limit 2) (there is currently a $1/2 coupon out to make these only 5.38/1... Aldi price is 4.99/1 for their brand so the Folders is a great deal!)
Happy March Madness!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 3/1

We will see if our menu goes as planned this week. My husband thinks he is possibly getting sick again which means we are all likely to get sick too:( Here is the plan assuming we all stay healthy!

Sunday: Velveeta Enchilada bake, salad with red pepper
Monday: Cheesy Chicken and rice casserole, biscuits with butter
Tuesday: Skillet lasagna and salad
Wednesday: Baked ham, roasted potatoes and salad
Thursday: left overs!
Friday: Cru Dinner (annual Campus Crusade banquet at KSU!)
Saturday: Pizza