Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dillons Savings

Before I handed over my Dillons card I noticed my total was over $100! As I watched my Dillons savings come off my total got down to about $55 but I was still holding my breath:) Finally after all coupons had been accounted for I breathed a sigh of relief as my total capped at 20.96 including tax. I saved 82%!

HOT! Dr. Pepper ALERT

I just got back from doing my March to Savings shopping at Dillons. Pictures to come. Anyway I noticed on my receipt that the Dr. Pepper 2-liters that are only .78/1 TODAY ONLY are counting towards the March to Savings $4 off your total. I just happened to buy 8 2-liters of Dr. Pepper and when I looked over my receipt I noticed I received $4 off for purchasing 8 Dr. Peppers.

Qualifying items are noted by a + sign in brackets next to the item on your receipt. All of my Dr. Peppers had + signs! The Dr. Pepper is .78/1 TODAY ONLY. Buy 8 and get $4 off your total making them .28/1 or more than FREE if you can find .55/1 peelies!

This may be a glitch in the system so do this deal at your OWN RISK!

Friday, March 19, 2010

My March To Savings Scenario

**NOTE: BUMMER! My Kraft catalina didn't print... did yours?**

Kraft Bars, Shreds and Individual Slices are $1.67/1 ($2.17 before .50/item discount) when you buy 8 as apart of the March to Savings Event going on at Dillons this week.

There is also a catalina promotion going on. When you buy $20 worth of participating Kraft products (all cheese items in March to Savings count) you get a $4 catalina back. With the sale, catalina, and a few Kraft coupons that you may have received in the mail from Dillons this could be a great deal!

Below is the deal I plan to do including cheese and other items. Prices are before .50/item discount:
  • Buy 2 Individual Slices (2.17/1 before discount)=4.34
  • Buy 4 Kraft Shreds=8.68
  • Buy 4 of either Kraft bars, shreds or slices=8.68
  • Buy 4 Delmonte Canned Tomatoes=3.98/
  • Buy 2 Ken's Dressings=3.98
Total before sale discount=29.66
  • -$4 for buying 8 participating items
  • -$4 for buying 8 participating items
  • -2 $1/1 Kraft Shreds coupons from Dillons Mailer
  • -$1/2 Kraft individual slices coupon from Dillons Mailer
  • - $1/4 Del Monte coupon
  • -$1/2 Ken's coupon
New Total=16.66 and I will get a $4 catalina back for purchasing $20 in Kraft making my real total 12.66... a savings of almost 60%

If you break it all down I end up getting the Kraft cheese for only .97/1!

It Is Done!

Money Saving Mom's new addition to her blog is now up and running! She has complied a list of regional stores that you can find on the right hand side of her blog. Just simply click on the store image and there you will find the top deals for the week and a link to a blogger who is graciously sharing their deals!

If you click on the Dillons tab you will find yours truly:) I am very excited about this opportunity!

Dillons One Day Sale

Don't forget Dillons is having a 1 Day ONLY sale tomorrow! Here are the details:

ONE DAY SALE: Saturday March 20th:
Dr. Pepper or 7-up 2 liters=.78/1
Look for .55/1 peelies on them to get them more than FREE!

Ripe and Ready to eat Avacados=.88/1

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies=$1.49/1
use $1/1 here
Final Price=.49/1

Kroger individual cheese slices=$1.48/1

Fresh Private Selection Cheese pizza= $5.99/1

Don't forget about all of the other great weekly sale items including the March to Savings Event. You can see all of those here!

Cheap TP

Well these days I need all the cheap toilet paper I can get since it doesn't come FREE anymore! I am so glad that Mojo Savings alerted me to this deal at K-Mart!

Buy 5 of the 12-pk double Rolls of Northern @ $7.49 = $37.45
Use the $10 off $20 coupon here
Submit for the $5 MIR
Get $10 off your next $10 purchase catalina*
= $12.45 for all 5 12-packs!! Works out to $2.49 per 12-pack.

*To get the $10 off $10 catalina coupon, you must spend $30 in qualifying products (Northern, Brawny and more).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Some Great FREEBIES!

These FREEBIES are awesome and I think we have a Kum and Go in Topeka somewhere...

From now until 3/21 f you head on on over to Kum & Go, you can get a Free Dr. Pepper, Welch’s and Celsius. These are located in about 11 Midwestern states. GO HERE for a Kum & Go location nearest to you. GO HERE for the printable coupons and again they expire 3/21.

Posted with permission by Mojo Savings!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vicks Deal at Walgreens

Since I have been in TX I have done NO couponing! I did think this deal was worth mentioning though!

Here is your scenario:
Buy (1) Vicks Plug-in Waterless Vaporizer $5
Buy (3) Vicks Plug-in Refills for a total of $15 ($5 each)
-(4) $1.50 off any Vicks Product MQ (2/21 PG)
-(2) FREE Puffs when you buy (2) Vicks Products (2/7 PG)
-$10 RR for buying $20 in Vicks Products

=$1 each + 2 Free Boxes of Puffs!

I know cold and flu season is about over but these are great to have on hand for next year!

Posted with permission from Bargain Blessings

Apple Market 3/17-3/23

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!

Coupon Deals:

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup=$1.25/1
$1/1 here
Final Price= .25/1

Delmonte Canned veggies=.79/1
use $1/4 here or $1/5 from 2/7 RP
Final Price=.54-.59/1

Other Deals:
Angus Beef Arm Roast=$1.88/lb.
Frozen Split Chicken Breasts=.88/lb.
Select Best Choice Frozen veggies=.88/1 (beats Aldi price of .95/1)
Best Choice Water (24 pk)=2.88/1
Lay's Potato Chips= B1G1 (not sure on PSA)
Era 2x Laundry Detergent=$2.88/1
Jacks Frozen Pizza=$2.50/1

Fresh Ripe Strawberries (2lbs)=$3.98/1 (that is only $1.99/lb.)
5lb. box of Cutie Clementines=$4.98/1
Use $1/1 coupon ( not sure which insert) to get this for only $3.98/1
Dole Classic Iceberg or slaw mix=.99/1
8lb. bag Red delicious apples=3.99/1
Broccoli Crowns=.99/lb.
Mission Avocados=.99/1
Green Giant baby carrots (1lb. bag)=$1.29

4-Day SALE (Wed.-Sat.)
Kellogs Cereal (Select Vareties)=$2/1
Use $1/2 from 3/7 V insert
Final Price=$1.50/1

Fresh Ripe Cantaloupe=$1.48/1

Corn King Bacon (1lb.)=$1.68/1 (beats Aldi price of $2.50/1)

Betty Crocker Cake Mix=$1
Use .75/1 coupon that was available here
Final Price=.25/1

Whole Fresh Pinapple=$1.98/1

Sunny D (64 oz)=$1

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits=$1

Best Choice 4 ct Light bulbs=.68/1

3lb. bag Fuji apples=$1.99/1

Best Choice Canned Peaches (29 oz)=$1

Best Choice sausage roll (1lb.)=$1.68/1

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!

Hy-Vee 3/17-3/23

Note: All information in this post is my original work. If you regularly use my post to compile your own deals and would like to post them on your blog be sure to email me for permission. Thanks!

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!

Coupon Deals:
Green Giant Steamers=$1
Use .50/1 printable HERE (wait until Tuesday to get these FREE)
.50/2 from 2/21 SS
Final Price=.50/1

Betty Crocker Fudge brownie mix=$1.25/1
use .50/1 printable that was available here
Final Price=.75/1 (only .25/1 if you wait until Tuesday)

Bar-S Jumbo Franks, Smoked Sausage, or Bologna=$1
- $1/2 here
Final Price: $.50 each

Pace Salsa=1.97/1
.60/2 from 1/31 SS
Final Price=$1.67/1 (wait until Tuesday in Topeka and get it for $1.47/1)

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup=$1.25/1
- $1/1 here
Final Price= .25/1

Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream=$2.99/1
- $1/1 here
Final Price: $1.99

Ore Ida Frozen Potatoes=$2.68/1
Use in-ad MF B2G1 FREE coupon (this cannot be combined with another MF coupon!)
Final price=$1.79/1

Delmonte Canned veggies=.69/1 (Aldi price for theirs is .49/1)
use $1/4 here or $1/5 from 2/7 RP
Final Price=.44-.49/1

Post Honey Bunches of oats=$2/1
Use $1/2 SS 2/28
Final Price=$1.50/1 (beats Aldi price of $1.67 and higher for their brand cereal)


2 lb. pkg. Strawberries=$2.99/1 (that is only $1.50 a lb.!)

5lb. box of Disney clementines=$5.99/1

12 oz. Dole cut veggies=$1.67/bag

Roma Tomatoes=.88/lb.


2lb. bag of Grimmway farm carrots=.98/1 (1lb bag at Aldi is .99)

Dole iceberg or slaw mix=$1

Jumbo Naval Oranges=.69/lb.

Bartlett Pears=$1.18/lb.

4ct. Pkg. Multi Colored Peppers=2.99/1 (Aldi price for 3 ct. is around 2.29/1)

Other Stuff:
Hy-Vee boneless skinless chicken breast=$1.99/lb.

Hy-Vee brand 32 oz. spaghetti, thin spaghetti or elbow macaroni=$1.88/1

64 oz. Hy-Vee apple juice=$1.18/1

2 liters of Coke=.69/1

Hy-Vee 16 oz. frozen Strawberries=$1.88/1

5lb. bag of Hy-Vee brand flour=.98/1 (STOCK UP PRICE...ALdi price is $1.29 and higher)
Hy-Vee 8oz. cans of tomato sauce=.20/1 (stock up price!)

Hy-Vee 9-12 oz cans of peanuts or mixed nuts=$2.50/1

Hy-Vee grape jelly=.99/1 with in ad coupon (beats Aldi price!)

8 ct. pack of Midwest Country Fair paper towels=3.99/1

Hy-Vee Grand Selections Olive Oil (16 oz)=3.99/1 (about the same as Aldi)

Hy-Vee 1lb. pasta selected varieties=.88/1 (Aldi price is .99/1 and higher)

Hy-Vee brand tortilla chips=$1 (same as Aldi price)

Hy-Vee individual yogurts=.40/1 (beats Aldi price of .44/1)

90% lean Ground beef rolls=2.99/1 (good price for this %)

Hy-Vee brand 4ct Pudding Cups=.88/1

Hy-Vee shredded cheese=$1.50/1

Hy-Vee Sliced bacon=2.37/1 (beats Aldi brand price of $2.50/1)

Oscar Mayer Lunchables=$1

1lb. roll Honey Suckle Ground turkey=$1.67/1 (Aldi off brand is $1.49/roll)

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 3/17-3/23

**HOT: Be sure to read HERE about a $5 Kroger gift card FREE!**

Here are the best deals I see for the week. My goal is to post the items I think you can get for less than shopping at Aldi. 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.

For questions regarding Dillons or if you don't understand some of the terms I use then please read the Dillons FAQ page HERE! If you still have questions please email me and I would be happy to answer!!!

All prices posted assume the coupon has doubled and I use this site here in compiling the coupon dates. All other information, such as Aldi's price, is from my memory bank:)

Meat Sale

Kroger Frozen Boneless Chicken Breast or Tenderloin=$1.66/lb. or only 4.98/3lb. bag (beats Aldi regular price of 5.99 and higher)

Pork Butt Roast or Spare Ribs=$1.19/lb.

Pork Loin Assorted Chops= $1.59/lb.

Cooks Spiral Ham=$1.99/lb.

Kroger Fully Cooked Bacon=$1.99/1

Hormel Always Tender Marinated Boneless Pork Loin or Tenderloin - B1G1 PSA at 8.99
Use $1/1 from 2/27 Smart Source Insert
$3.49 each after sale and coupon

Tyson Fresh Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs=.99/lb.

Fresh Tender Green Aspragus=$1.88/lb. (this has been $1.99/lb. or less these past few weeks)

Washington State Extra Fancy Jazz, Cameo, Red Delicious or Organic Braeburn Apples=.99/lb. (any fruit .99/lb. or under is a good deal!)

Kroger Mini Peeled Carrots (1lb. bag)=$1.50/1 (Aldi price is only .99/16 oz. bag)

Delmonte Gold Jumbo Pineapple=$2.99/1

Kroger Naval Oranges=$2.99/4lb. bag (that is less than .99/lb.)

Other Stuff:
Dillons 12 ct. Large Eggs=$1.18/1 (good price as of lately, but Aldi price is likely lower or the same)

Pepsi 2 liters=$1/1

Kroger 16 oz. shred or bar of cheese=$2.99/1 (that is only $1.50/8 0z bag... Aldi price tends to be 2.50 for a 12 oz. bag)

Kroger or Bar- S 16 oz. pck. of Bacon=$2.50/1 (same as Aldi price)

Frozen Aqua Star Tilapia Fillets=$4.98/1 2lb. bag

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

ONE DAY SALE: Saturday March 20th:
Dr. Pepper or 7-up 2 liters=.78/1
Look for .55/1 peelies on them to get them more than FREE!

Ripe and Ready to eat Avacados=.88/1

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies=$1.49/1
use $1/1 here
Final Price=.49/1

Kroger individual cheese slices=$1.48/1

Fresh Private Selection Cheese pizza= $5.99/1

March to Savings Event!
Buy any 8 participating items and receive an automatic $4 off your total! You can mix and match. I am listing what is in the ad, however, I am sure that there are more participating items then this. When you walk in the store there should be a flyer near where you pick up an ad. It has a list of ALL participating items on it. The totals below reflect the .50/item discount received when 8 participating items are bought:

Coca-Cola 12-pack/12 oz. cans= $3.99/1

Maxwell House 33-34.5 oz tubs=$5.49/1

Ozarka Spring Water 24 pck=$3.49/1

Coke 2-liters=.89/1

Powerade 32 oz. sports drink=.49/1

64 oz. Motts apple juice=.99/1

Simply Orange or Minute Maid Juice=$2.49/1

Daisy Sour Cream 16 oz.=$1.39/1
Aldi price for 16 oz. is .99/1 for their brand

International Delight Coffee Creamer 32 oz.=$1.99/1 (same as Aldi off brand)
$1/2 from 3/14 SS or .55/1 here
Final Price= .99/1- $1.49/1

Sargento Shreds or Slices 6-8 oz =$1.67/1
.50/2 from 1/31 SS
Final Price =$1.17/1

Kraft Bars, Shreds or Individually Wrapped Slices 5-12 oz o$1.67/1
$1/1 coupon for shreds or $1/2 slices from Dillons recent mailer
Final Price=.67/1-1.17/1

Sara Lee Desserts=$3.49/1
$1/1 coupon here
Final price=$2.49/1

DiGiorno & California Pizza Kitchen Pizza=3.97/1
See catalina promotion here for this

Armour Meatballs=2.49/1

Tyson Anytizers=2.49/1
.55/1 1/24 SS
Final price=$1.49/1

Lean Cuisine=$1.77/1
Use $1/4 here
Final price= $1.52/1

Stouffer’s Red Box Entrees=$1.77/1
$1/1 March All you
Final price=.77/1

Birdseye Frozen Vegetables= $1.68/1
$0.35/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggie, Pasta or Rice 2/28/2010 SS
$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetable, Rice or Pasta 3/7/2010 RP
Final Price=.98/1= $1.35/1

Ore-Ida Potatoes=$2.29/1
$1/2 Feb All You
Final price=$1.79/1

TGIF Appetizers=$2.29/1

Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream 48 oz.=$1.78/1

Boxed or Canned
Del MonteTomatoes 14.5 oz=.49/1 (same as Aldi Price)
$1/4 in 2/7 RP
Final Price= .24/1 (STOCK UP!)

Bumble Bee Tuna 2.5 oz Select Varieties=.49/1
.55/1 in 2/21 SS
Final Price=FREE

Ken's Salad dressing=$1.49/1
$1/2 Ken’s salad dressing 16 oz or Lite Accents any 3/7 SS
$1/2 Ken’s Salad Dressing any 3/7 SS
Final Price=.99/1 (beats Aldi price of $1.19/1

American Beauty Pasta=.79/1

Lays Potato Chips=$2.38/1
$1/1 any NEW flavor or variety 3/14 SS
Final Price=$1.38/1 (Aldi price for their brand is $1.29/1 so Lays is a great deal!)

Tostitos Tortilla Chips or Queso Dip= $2.38/1

Nabisco Ritz Crackers 12.25-16 oz or Snack Crackers 5.5-10 oz Select Varieties=$1.99/1
$1/1 1/24 SS or $1/1 Wheat Thins Facebook fan page
Final Price=.99/1

Chips A Hoy cookies=$1.99/1

Pop Secret Popcorn=$1.99/1
.50/2 in 1/31 SS
Final Price=$1.49/1

Planters Peanuts=$1.99/1
$1/2 in 1/31 SS
Final Price=$1.49/1

Oscar Mayer Lunchables=.99/1

Oscar Mayer Original, Bun Length, Lite or Jumbo Meat Franks=$1.49/1

To see a more exhaustive list of the March to Savings event please see HERE!

Please 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 16, 2010


Thanks to Pocket Your Dollars for the alert on this $1/5 Kraft Mac and Cheese coupon. If you have printed this coupon before it is being reported that you cannot again.

Don't forget about these available printable coupons (IPs):

$1/1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese Slices

$1/1 Listerine Mouth Wash 500ml or larger

$1.50/1 NEW Right Guard Total Defense

$1.50/2 Frosted Mini Wheats, All Bran or Raisin Bran

.50/1 C&H sugar product 2lbs or more (I haven't seen these in the paper for a while!)

.50/1 I can't believe it's not butter

$1/1 Promise Spread

$1/1 Dannon Danimals Coolision or Dan-in-O

Monday, March 15, 2010

Doulbe Coupon Tuesday!

Tuesdays in March are double coupon days at our Topeka Hy-Vee! Here are the best deals to be had:

Yoplait individual yogurts=.50/1
Use .40/6 from 2/7 GM insert or .50/6 here
Use .50/10 Hy-Vee online coupon
**Deal Idea:
  • Buy 12=$6.00
  • Use 2 .50/6 coupons
  • Use .50/10
  • Final price for 12=$3.50 or only .29/1

Oral B toothbrush= $2.28/1
use .75/1 from 2/7 or 2/21 P&G
Final price= $1.28/1

Chex Mix=$1.50/1
Use .50/1 from 3/7 SS or HERE
Final price=.50/1

Pillsbury Pizza Crust=$1.88/1
Use .35/1 from 1/24 or 1/31 SS
Final Price=$1.18

Reames Noodles=$1.99/1
Use .50/1 from 3/7 inserts
Final price= $1
**Dillons often puts these on sale for a $1... so wait and you could probably get them FREE there!**

  • 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!)

Whole Chicken Recipes?

Did you pick up a whole chicken for only .59/lb. at Hy-Vee this past weekend?! That was quite a deal! In my Red Hot Weekend Sale post I asked you to share a favorite recipe. The recipes that were suggested are below:

Butterflied Chicken with Lemon and Rosmary

Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot

Beer Can Chicken

A reader wrote this is what she does:
"I rinse the chicken, cut any extra fat off, rinse the inside REALLY good, season with salt and pepper ONLY and then put the lid on the dutch oven and bake at 350-375 until the leg pulls off the chicken. I think it's about an hour and 15 minutes. Also, put 1 cup of water in the the dutch oven to keep the chicken from drying out. If you need chicken broth, you'll have some when the chicken is done cooking"

I hope you find one of these yummy!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I have to tell you that one of the main perks of my husband being a teacher is that we get spring break! We have enjoyed a fun weekend of traveling to Tulsa, OK to see my brother and we are now in Haslet, TX visiting my husband's sister and her family. We are having fun and will be here until Thursday.

That being said, my menu this week is whatever my sweet sister-in-law is willing to feed us! I did get quite a few ideas for cooking whole chickens. I will post some of those in case you are like me and just aren't sure what to do with such a thing. Look for those tomorrow.

I won't be completely absent this week though. I will be doing my regular weekly grocery store posts. If you missed Money Saving Mom's post about regional stores be sure to read it! I will be a contributor for Dillons and I am really looking forward to this opportunity!

Happy Spring Break!