Friday, April 9, 2010

2 Snapfish Photo Deals:

Don't Miss These great offers from Snapfish!

First: Get 10 5x7's for only $1.58 SHIPPED!

Click on Redeem 10 free prints from Snapfish here.
Add 1 4×6 print and 10 5×7 prints to your cart. Go to checkout and use coupon code APR7BD. It should only cost you $1.58 shipped for all of this. Remember you sign up multiple e-mails to take full advantage of this!

Second: Get an 8X10 FREE!
:Sign up for a new account with Snapfish (or login if you already have an account). Upload your photo and create your 8×10 Photo Print and then dd your photo print to your cart and use coupon code Prints4U at checkout. You can choose to pick up this print at Walgreens and you will get it FREE!

15% OFF for 4 Days ONLY!

Save 15% site wide on any purchase of $50 or more at, use code DOD409! Offer Expires 4/12

More Dillons Deals

Thanks to Mandie for the research she did in the store to find these deals! These are apart of the Digital Choice Deal Promotion going on at Dillons:

Skippy Peanut Butter $1.99
- $0.75/2 Skippy Peanut Butter Product, exp. 4-25-10 (RP 03/28/10)
Final Price: $1.49/1

Maxwell Coffee 11 oz $2.99
- $1/1 Maxwell House Coffee, exp. 5-31-10 (SS 3/21/10)
- $1/2 Maxwell House Coffee printable (IE) or printable (FF)
Final Price: $1.99

Danimals Danonino $2.49
-$1/1 printable HERE
-$1/1 Danimals Dan-o-nino Product, exp. 5-2-10 (SS 03/28)
Final Price: $1.49

Sargento Cheese Shreds and Slices $2.18

-$0.50/2 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese, exp. 4-30-10 (SS 01/31/10)
Final Price: $1.68 ea

Snuggle Fabric Softener: $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon from 3/28 Red Plum insert

-$1/1 load Dillons eCoupon (previous load)
Final Price:Free

Lady or Men's Speedstick Stainguard $2.50
- $1/1 Lady Speed Stick Stainguard Deodorant printable
- $0.50/1 Select Speed Stick Deodorant, exp. 4-17-10 (SS 03/28/10 #2)
-$1/2 Speed Stick Stain Guard printable
Final Price: $1.50

Hy-Vee Red Hot Weekend Sale

This sale is going on Saturday (the 10th) and Sunday the (11th) at participating Hy-Vee Stores. Here in Topeka the sale will start at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Hormel Always Tender Whole Boneless pork loins=$1.58/lb.

7-Up 2-liters=.77/1
Use $1/1 printable here
Final Price= FREE + possible overage!

General Mills Cheerios=$1.49/box
Use $1/2 printable here
Use $1/2 from 3/7 Smart source
Final Price=.99/1 (good price!)

Hy-Vee 1/2 gallon of Milk=$1.38/1

Ruffles, Rold Gold or Munchies=$1.77/1
Good price for this brand

Betty Crocker Helpers=8/$10 or only .80/1
Use .75/3 printable here
Final Price=.55/1

1lb. Fresh Strawberries=$1.38/1 (limit 2)

Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12ct double roll=$5.49/1
Use .50/1 from 3/14 Smart source
Final Price=$4.99/1 ( needs to be 499 sq ft to be good deal)


Thursday, April 8, 2010

FREE Sample of Mac and Cheese Crackers

Request a free sample of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers HERE!

Dinner Out and Birthday Presents for FREE!

Yes, you read my title correctly. I have just scored a $50 e-giftcard to Amazon which I intend to use to purchase Levi's birthday gifts and a FREE dinner at Outback! All I had to do to earn these things was to read some emails and search the web through Swagbucks and MyPoints!

Search & Win

Swagbucks is a site that you can earn "swagbucks" or points just by using their search engine to do your Internet searching. Every time you search you have the opprotunity to earn these "swagbucks." Once you earn so many you can start redeeming them for prizes. This is so easy and totally worth it! I just got 50 real bucks for doing something that I do everyday... searching the web! You can sign up to start earning swagbucks here or through the image above.

MyPoints is a site that you can shop through to earn points. You can also sign up to receive emails and all you have to do is simply click a link in the email to earn points. Once you earn so many points you can redeem them for giftcards to a variety of places. We usually use our points to get restaurant gift cards. This time we have chosen Outback as our FREE dinner of choice. This will be our 9th $25 giftcard we have received! Who doesn't love to eat out for free? You can sign up to start earning points here or by clicking the image above!

It may seem slow going at first with these point earning opportunities, but believe me, it PAYS OFF!

Kid's Closet Consignment Spring Sale

My apologies for not posting this sooner!

This started yesterday but you still have 2 days to shop! This consignment sale is located up in North Topeka at the Sunrise Optimist Club at 720 NW 50th St.

Today (8th): 10a.m.- 6 p.m.

Tomorrow (9th) : HALF PRICE DAY! Open from 9a.m. - 4p.m. Beware that not all items are half price. These will be marked so you will know.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Apple Market 4/7-4/13

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!

All Prices below reflect Apple Market's double coupon policy. They double coupons that are .50 or less in value. Anything above .50 is NOT doubled!

Family Pack of frozen boneless chicken breasts=$1.49/lb.

Russet Potatoes (2o lb. bag)=$2.98

Dole Salad Blends=.98/1
Use $1/2 coupon from Apple Market Flyer
Final Price=.49/1

Kellogg's Cereal=50% retail price
Use $1/2 from 3/7 Smart Source insert
Final Price: ??

Robert's Milk=$2.98/gallon
Use .50/1 Roberts Milk coupon
Final Price=$1.98/gallon

2lbs. Fresh Ripe Strawberries=3.99

Fresh Blackberries (5.6 oz)=$1.50/1 (best price of the season)

Seedless Watermelon=.69/lb.


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

Hy-Vee: 4/7-4/13

Well I had the Hy-Vee ad ready to go with the finishing touches on and then it is all of a sudden GONE! I have no idea what happened and I have tried to revive the post with no luck! While I love you all dearly and want to provide you with the best weekly deals, I am not going to re-do my post.

I am, however, going to refer you to Tracie over at Penny Pinchin Mom for this week's deals. She is out of K.C. and their ad is comparable to ours.

Don't forget our Topeka store ONLY has some new weekly deals you won't want to miss! You can see those HERE!

I apologize for this, but this tired mom needs a nap:)

FREE Copy Paper at Staples!

Sure wish Topeka had a Staples because you can get FREE copy paper this week:

FREE Staples Copy Paper Ream
500 sheet from 4/7 – 4/11 after easy rebate. Limit one rebate per household. Staples rebate program is very easy and you can do right online and the money arrives quickly.

GO HERE: Staples FREE copy paper coupon

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Dillons 4/7-4/13

Here are the best deals I see for the week. I only post the items that I think are a good deal and I determine this by considering the Aldi price.

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:)

Coupon Deals:
Individual YoPlait Yogurts=.44/1
Use .40/6 from 3/21 Smart Source insert
Use .50/6 printable coupon here
Load .50/6 e-coupon here
Final Price: as low as .19/1 after coupons

Kraft BBQ Sauce=.88
Use $1/2 from Apple Market Flyer
Final Price=.38

Coffee Mate Creamer (32 oz.)=$2.39
Use .50/1 from ??
Final Price=$1.39/1 (beats Aldi price of $1.99 for their brand)

Hillshire Rope or Link Sausage=$2.39
Use $1/ 2 from 3/21 Red Plum Insert
Final Price=$1.89/1 after coupon
Beats Aldi price of $2.50/1

Non-Coupon Deals:
Kroger 24 oz. Cottage Cheese=$1.88
Beats Aldi price of $1.99 and higher

Van Camp's Pork and Beans=.58/1

Lawry's Spice Shaker 6-8 oz or McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning 2.4-3.5 oz Select Varieties=.98

Tyson Boneless Chicken Breast Tenders=Buy 1 Get 1 FREE with PSA $3.89/lb.
Final Price=$1.95/lb. after sale

Family Pack USDA Choice Boneless Chuck or Arm Roast=$1.99/lb.

Mountain Dew 12 pack cans=$3/11
Final Price=4/$11 or only $2.75/1

Sun Chips=$2.48/1
Good price for this brand. These are usually $3.50 and higher per bag... yikes!

Jimmy Dean Bacon (16 oz)=$2.50
Same as Aldi off brand price

Price of Farm ground turkey roll (16 oz)=$1
Beats Aldi price of $1.19 for theirs


Red Ripe California Strawberries:

  • 4 lb. pkg=$5.96 (or $1.49/lb.)
  • 2lb. pkg= $3.98 (or $1.99/lb.)
  • 1lb. pkg=$2.29


Tri-Color Bell Peppers - $2.99
Aldi price for their packs are about $2.79

Del Monte Jumbo Gold Pineapple - $2.99

Kroger Idaho Russet Potatoes (5lb. bag) - $1.99

Get your FREE Digital Choice Promotion:
Buy any 10 participating items below get a coupon at check out that you can redeem online for 15 FREE music downloads, or 15 FREE ring tones or a FREE movie ticket! More info and full list of items HERE!

Breyers Ice Cream 48 oz or Klondike Frozen Treats 4-8 ct Select Varieties=$2.88

7-Up 2-liters=$1

Fritos or Fritos Bean Dip=$1.99

Kraft Bars or Shreds 5-8 oz or Individually Wrapped Slices 12 oz =$2.18
Use $1/1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese from 3/21 Smart Source

Sargento Shreds or Deli Slices 5-8 oz Select Varieties=$2.18
Use .50/2 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese from 1/31 Smart Source

Tombstone Pizza=$3.49

Quaker Cereal or Instant Oatmeal=$2.50

Smart Ones Entrees=$2
Smart Ones Breakfast Product Free up to $3.89 wyb 5 Smart Ones Products from 1/10 SS
Smart Ones Flatbread Product Free up to $3.89 wyb 3 Smart Ones Products from 1/10 SS
Use $3.00/10 from 1/10 SS

Florida's Natural Orange Juice or Juice Juice=$2.50

Totinos 40 ct Pizza Rolls=$3.49

$1.00/4 from P & G 3/7/10

Kroger Frozen Potatoes=$1.79

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks or Nutri Grain Bars=$2.50

Sobe Life Water or Fuze=$1

Red Bull or Rock Star=$1.50

Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent=$3.49

Keebler Chips Deluxe or Fudge Shoppe=$1.99
Keebler Cookies .55/2 from 3/7 Red Plum
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cheesecake Middles .55/1 from 3/7 Red Plum

Smart Balance=50% full line of products
Smart Balance Butter Blend Sticks $1/1 from 3/21 Red Plum
Smart Balance Buttery Spreads $1/2 from 3/21 Red Plum
Smart Balance Sour Cream $1/1 from 3/21 Red Plum

Cottonelle 12 double rolls=$5.99/1
.50/1 12 pack from 3/14 Smart Source
Final Price=$4.99
Needs to be 499 sq ft to be a good deal (or only .01 sq. ft.)

Thanks to Mandie for the research she did in the store to find these other promo deals:

Skippy Peanut Butter $1.99

- $0.75/2 Skippy Peanut Butter Product, exp. 4-25-10 (RP 03/28/10)
Final Price: $1.49/1

Maxwell Coffee 11 oz $2.99
- $1/1 Maxwell House Coffee, exp. 5-31-10 (SS 3/21/10)
- $1/2 Maxwell House Coffee printable (IE) or printable (FF)
Final Price: $1.99

Danimals Danonino $2.49
-$1/1 printable HERE
-$1/1 Danimals Dan-o-nino Product, exp. 5-2-10 (SS 03/28)
Final Price: $1.49

Sargento Cheese Shreds and Slices $2.18

-$0.50/2 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese, exp. 4-30-10 (SS 01/31/10)
Final Price: $1.68 ea

Snuggle Fabric Softener: $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon from 3/28 Red Plum insert

-$1/1 load Dillons eCoupon (previous load)
Final Price:Free

Lady or Men's Speedstick Stainguard $2.50
- $1/1 Lady Speed Stick Stainguard Deodorant printable
- $0.50/1 Select Speed Stick Deodorant, exp. 4-17-10 (SS 03/28/10 #2)
-$1/2 Speed Stick Stain Guard printable
Final Price: $1.50

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 or found here or Money Saving's Mom list here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

This is my friend's recipe. She has made this for me on a few occasions and it has quickly become a family favorite. There is no exact science to this recipe so all you type A personalities out there will just have to guess:)

Chicken Parmesan: Feeds 4-6

Thawed chicken (I use 4-6 breasts or 10-12 tenderloins)

Flour (maybe 1/2-1 cup or so)

½ cup butter

Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Parmesan Cheese (about 1 cup)


Melt butter and place in 9x13 casserole dish. Coat each piece of chicken in flour and salt and pepper mixture. Place in the casserole dish in a single layer. Cover with foil and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Flip chicken over and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cook for 30 more minutes.


FREE $10 Gift Certificate

Well this is FUN NEWS!

Salvation Army has partnered with Phillips Van-Heusen to get you a great coupon when you donate.

Just for donating clean and gently used items at participating Salvation Army thrift stores, you will receive a $10 gift certificate good at any Van Heusen, IZOD or Bass retail locations. The offer is valid through May 31st.

Thanks The Coupon High!

Using Left Over Egg Cartons

In what I call my "previous life" before I stayed home with kids, I worked as a Family Development Specialist with Early Headstart in USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden school distict. I was P.A.T. certified and worked with families and their children on key developmental areas. Since having my own children I try to incorporate what I know about child development into my time with Seth and Levi. I am always looking for fun activities to do with them that are also fun for me:) I guess coupons aren't my WHOLE life!

With that background information you now have about me don't be surprised if you start seeing little "activity" posts popping up every now and then. I figure I have at least a few readers with young kids or know of moms who do, right?

Here is what we did with 1 of our left over egg cartons after we dyed Easter eggs.

We took the carton and colored the egg holders 6 different colors to represent the items we were using. We didn't have a pink marker, so we saved the pink items for the "non -colored" holders.

The colors corresponded to the "fuzzy balls" or pom poms that would be placed into the carton.

Then, we got out our handy dandy tweezers that light up when squeezed together (our own P.A.T. lady gave us these to use) as our tool to get the fuzzy balls into the designated colored cartons holders.

My son LOVED this activity. I loved it, too, because it focused on a few key developmental areas. Below are the key areas I was using this activity to focus on.

Fine Motor and Pre-Writing/Scissor Cutting Skills: When a child uses tweezers to pick up objects he is using his fine motor skills. The use of the tweezers aids in future scissor cutting skills as the child learns to open and close the tweezers. The use of the tweezers is also strengthening the child's hand and wrist which are important for learning to write. The stronger and more coordinated a child's hand and wrist are the easier it will be for them to grasp a writing utensil and write.

Color Matching/Sorting: The use of the colored pom poms is useful in teaching a child their colors by asking them to "match" similar colors. If they already know their colors then you can talk about "sorting." In this activity you can sort by color and size. These could be considered "pre-math" skills.

Have Fun!

Free Spring Cleaning Gift Pack

Free spring cleaning gift pack from Right @ Home! See details HERE!

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Cellfire coupons!

Here is the new round of Cellfire coupons. Not as many as usual. Load these here and then log into your account and see if there are more available.

Yoplait(r) Delights(tm) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait(r) Delights Yogurt Multipack.

Yoplait(r) 32oz Save $.55
Save $.55 when you buy any flavor 32 OZ. Yoplait(r) Yogurt.

Yoplait(r) Fiber One(r) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait(r) Fiber One(r) Yogurt

Betty Crocker Potatoes Save $.40
Save $.40 when you buy any flavor Box or Pouch Betty Crocker(r) Potatoes
(Except Potato Buds(r)).
Wanchai Ferry(r) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Wanchai Ferry(r) Dinner Kit.

Pillsbury Sweet Rolls Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury(r) Sweet Rolls OR Grands!(r)
Sweet Rolls.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Save $.55
Save $.55 when you buy Cinnamon Toast Crunch(r) cereal.

Hamburger Helper(r) Save $.75
Save $.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper(r), Tuna
Helper(r) OR Chicken Helper(r) Home Cooked Skillet Meals.

Become a Hy-Vee Facebook Fan!

Our Topeka Hy-Vee says this on their Facebook page:

"ATTENTION Hy-Vee Facebook Fans.. If we reach 750 fans by April 30th, 2010, HyVee will post a coupon you will be truly pleased with. EXCLUSIVE to Facebook Fans only. So, suggest Google (Topeka) Hy-Vee to your friends. Thanks to all our great fans."

If you have facebook become a fan so we can get that coupon!

Snapfish: 100 Prints shipped for only $10!

First 20 Prints Free at Snapfish

Now until April 7th you can 100 4" x 6" prints for just $10 – shipping included! That is only .10/print and shipping is FREE! Just use coupon code APR5BD at checkout HERE!

Remember when you sign up for a new account you can get 20 FREE prints! Just is sign up HERE!


Print your coupon for a FREE Glade 2 oz. candle HERE!

Menu Plan Monday 4/6 Edition

I see a pattern forming in my menu plans. Can you see it too? Yep, my weekly menu tends to get jumbled a bit. This week it was due to some unexpected events. I will do what I did last week and share my actual menu from last week and then what I "plan" for this week.

Last week:
Sunday: Cheeseburger Rolls with mashed potatoes and corn
Monday: Cheesy Penne Bake with salad
Tuesday: left over bbq pork (from the weekend)
Wednesday: Friends invited us over dinner (it was fabulous!)
Thursday: Husband worked a track meet and was fed at the school. Kids and I had sandwiches.
Friday: Pizza and raw veggies
Saturday: Jason's Deli (Topeka has .99 kids meals on the weekends!)

This week:
Monday: Chicken Tetrazzini, steamed broccoli and bread
Tuesday: Biscuits and gravy with potatoes and fruit
Wednesday: Left overs (Husband has track meet, he will be fed at the school)
Thursday: Parmesan Chicken with sweet potatoes and Caesar salad
Friday: Pizza and raw veggies

I will post the recipe I use for Parmesan chicken tomorrow. In the mean time what on earth do you use cream cheese for? I was able to get 6 packages for only .23/1 after a sale and catalina at Dillons this week! I would love your ideas:)

Hy-Vee: Double Coupons Extended Through April

It looks like double coupons were a hit at our Topeka store so they are extended their double coupon promotion! It works just like before. Every Tuesday in APRIL our Topeka Hy-Vee will double coupons.

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 WEEKDAY in APRIL (M-F) there are special deals going on. Here they are:

  • Hy-Vee 24 pack drinking water=$2.99
  • Smart Chicken Bonless breast=$3.99/lb.
  • Caribou Coffee 16 oz.=$1
  • Delicatessen: Fresh Made Harvester Sandwhiches= Buy 1 get 1 for $1
  • Hy-Vee EZ-peel shrimp 44-55 ct. =$4.99
  • Hy-Vee Kitchen Kickin Chicken 8 pack (legs and thighs)=$3.99
  • Chinese Express: Pint Entrees=Buy 1 get 1 for $1
  • Double Stamp Day: Buy 1lb. of DiLusso fresh sliced meat get 2 stamps on your loyalty card
  • Hy-Vee Russet Potatoes (5lb. bag)=$.77
  • Fresh Made DiLusso Salads=Buy 1 get 1 for a $1
  • Lay's Potato Chips=$1.88
  • Fresh Cut Roses (40 cm)=$12.00
  • Delicatessen: Fresh Made Panini Sandwiches=Buy 1 get 1 for a $1
  • Fresh Baked Italian Bread (16 oz)=$.99
  • Pepsi Products (24 packs)=$4.98 (limit 2)
  • Italian Express: Fresh Made Single Topping 12 inch pizzas=Buy 1 get 1 for a $1

FREE Nabisco Cookies

Head on over to the Nabisco Facebook page to get a coupon for FREE package of Nabisco Cookies when you buy a package and Milk! This coupon is only going to be available for 24 Hours and has a limit of 210,000 prints, so hurry!

These coupons will be good for use through April 23rd.

Thanks Bargain Blessings!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

K-Mart Super Doubles Starts TODAY!

It is baaaaaack! Starting today, through 4/10, K-Mart is hosting their Super Doubles Event. I am thankful for all the work Mercedes has done over at Common Sense with Money to make sure we know what we are dong!

Please read here on how Super Double works at K-Mart... things have changed.

Then be sure to go here to find out what the best deals are!