Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday: Mega Swagbuck Day

If you are a Swagger then you may know by now that Friday is Mega Swagbuck day. This means that you have better chances of winning swagbucks. It also means that you will likely win BIG amounts. Last week I won 40 swagbucks on my 1st search of the day!

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Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Must Have Music!

My boys LOVE music! Well, I really think they just like to act crazy and music makes the craziness much more fun and purposeful:)

On the days that we are home all day I usually have a music time. I pull out our music box made up of homemade egg shakers and the Melissa and Doug Music Set. I turn on whatever is in our cd player and the boys know what to do next! With in seconds both children are making as much noise as they can and I am off to a quieter part of the house. I usually use this time to do dishes or sneak down stairs for a date with my laundry.

Lately one of our favorite CD's is Party Like A Preschooler by Go Fish. My friend describes it as kid's music you can stand to listen to. This statement is very true. I never knew that I could listen to songs like "Do your ears hang low" and "5 little monkeys" so many times and not tire of them. This up beat CD is sure to spruce up any "stuck at home" day!

We also LOVE our Melissa & Doug Band in a Box . I have also heard good reviews of the Bee Bob Band, Red. As we have discovered with Levi, simply pouring rice into plastic Easter Eggs and taping them shut is music enough for him!

What are your favorite cd's for kids? If you have music videos or dvds for kids that you are found of, please share those too!

FREE Aveda!

Snag a FREE Aveda Hand Relief Sample! Just print this page and bring it to a participating Aveda Location. I would call your local Aveda store before going to confirm that they are participating. GO HERE to print page. Offer expires – June 30, 2010.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Apple Market 4/28-5/4

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!

Weekly Deals:

Best Choice pasta sauce=.88/1
Beats Aldi price of .99/1

Sunny D (64 oz)=$.88/1

Tostito Tortilla Chips=$1.98/1
Good price for the brand

Bounty Paper Towels=.99/1
Use .25/1 from 3/7 or 4/4 P&G
Final Price=.49/1

Farmland Bacon (16 oz)=$2.99/1
Use $1/1 from Farmland Mailer=$1.99/1

Pepsi 2-liters=$1

IN-ad coupons: These prices are in reflection of using the in-ad MF coupons on page 5. No other coupons can be used with these!

Kraft shredded cheese=.99/1

Velveeta=$3.69/1 (Aldi brand is $3.49)

Kraft Mayo or Mircale whip=$1.99


Deli Creation Sandwiches=.99/1

Oscar Mayer Bacon=$1.49/1
Beats off brand price of $2.50/1 at most stores

Kraft Dressing=.99/1

Kraft BBQ sauce=.99/1

4lbs. of Strawberries=$4.98/1

12 oz. Fresh Blackberries=$2.98/1

15lb. bag of Russet Potatoes=$2.48/1

8lb. bag of Naval oranges=$3.88/1

8lb. bag of Texas grapefruit=$2.88/1

Dole Head of Lettuc=$.88

Fresh Corn on the Cob=6/$1.98




Ripe Roma Tomatoes=.79/lb.

Fresh Limes=3/$1

Fresh Lemons=2/$1

Large Green bell pepers or cucumbers=$.79/1

Green Giant baby carrots=$1.29/1
Aldi price for 1lb. bag is only .99/1

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

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Hy-Vee 4/28-5/4

*Note: Hy-Vee has changed their coupon policy. You can read more on Hy-Vee's site here and Penny Pinchin Mom puts it in plain English here.

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 about the great APRIL ONLY specials going on and DOUBLE COUPONS EVERY TUESDAY IN APRIL AT TOPEKA HY-VEE ONLY!

Coupon Deals:
$1.50 McCormick Grill Mates Spices
Use $.50/1 from 4/18 RP
Final Price=$1

Charmin Basic 12 big rolls=$4.88/1
Use .25 from 3/7 or 4/4 P&G
Final Price=$4.53 (needs to be 453 sq ft to be a good deal)

Bounty Basic Paper Towels (8 ct)= $4.88
Use $0.25/1 3/7 P&G
Final Price: $4.53 ( a little more than .50/roll)

Hillshire Farms Hearty Slices Lunchmeat, 2/$5.00 or $2.50 each
Use $0.55/1 printable coupon here
Final Price: $1.95

Farmland Roll or Link Sausage=$1.25/1
Use $1/2 from 3/14 SS or $1/1 from Farmland Mailer
Final Price= as low as $.25/1

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers=$1.00
Use $.40/1 from 3/28 SS
Pay $.60 each

Betty Crocker Cake Mix=$.79/1
Same price as Aldi
Use $0.75/2 Cake + Frosting coupon from the 3-28-10 SS insert
Final Price for both= $1.54 or only .72/1

Betty Crocker Frosting =$1.50/1
Use $0.75/2 Cake + Frosting coupon from the 3-28-10 SS insert
Final Price for both= $1.54 or only .72/1

Coffee-Mate= 3/$5, Buy 3
Use Buy Two, Get One FREE Printable
Use (2) $.50/1 from 2/07 RP
Final Price=$.78/1

Yoplait Yogurt=.50/1
Use $.50/6 coupon here
Or use $.40/6 from 3/21, 4/18 or 4/25 SS
Or use $.50/8 from 4/25 SS
Pay as low as $.42 each after coupon

Tony’s Snacks=$1
Use $1/2 from 4/25 SS
Final Price=$.50/1

Kellog's Special K cereal=$2.50/1
Use $1/1 or $2/2 from 3/28 RP
Final Price=$1.50/1

Skippy Peanut Butter=$1.38/1
Use .75/1 from 3/28 Red Plum
Final Price=$.63

Honey Suckel ground turkey rolls=$1.67/1 (great price and can be less expensive than ground beef)

Tostidos Torilla Chips or Salas=$1.99/1 with in ad coupon
Good price for the brand

Hy-Vee canned vegetables=$.44/1
Beats Aldi price of $.49/1

Hy-Vee cooking oil=$2.28/1
This is about the same as the Aldi price for their brand

Van Camp's Pork and Beans=$.39/1
This is a great price and beats Aldi off brand price!

Hy-Vee brand Syrup=$1.58/1
This is about the same as Aldi price

Hy-Vee 10oz bread crumbs=.88/1
I think Aldi price is about .99

Xtra 2x liquid detergent=$2

Hy-Vee brand cottage cheese (24 oz)=$1.68
Beats Aldi price of $1.99 and higher

Sonora Tortillas=.99/1
Same as Aldi price

Old El paso Taco shells=.99/1
Same as Aldi price

80% Lean ground beef roll (3 lbs.) =$4.88 or only $1.63/lb.

Post Cereal (select varieties)=$2.50/1

Cheez-It Crackers=$1.79
Good price for the brand

Hy-Vee brand baked Potato Chips= $1.88/1

Hy-Vee brand BBQ sauce=.99/1
Same as Aldi price

Hy-Vee 18 ct. large eggs=$1.48/1 (this is what the price has been for a dozen lately!)


Red Ripe Strawberries (1lb.)=.97
Same as Aldi sale price this week... can't beat it!

16 oz bag of Red Radishes=.88/1

Gala Apples=.99/lb.



Cappuro Farms: Green, red or romaine leaf lettuce=$1

Red Ripe Roma tomatoes=.99/lb.

Jalepeno peppers=.99/lb.


Dole Classic Premium Salads=$1.33/1
Use $1/2 from Apple Market Flyer
Final price=$.83/1

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!

Dillons 4/28-5/4

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:)

Kroger ground beef (3lb.)=$5.68 or only $1.88/lb.

Dillons 12 ct. large eggs=.98 (best price I have seen in a while)

Dillons hamburger or hot dog buns (8 ct)=.98/1
Aldi price is around .89/1 and Kroger value is only .88/1

Hunt's Manwhich=.98/can

Healthy Choice Entrees 6-13 oz or Marie Callender's Entrees 10-21 oz Select Varieties - $2.00
Buy 5 and get $2 off your total
Use $1/2 Healthy Choice from 3/28 SS
Final Price = varies

Kellogg's Rice Krispies 12 oz, Frosted Flakes 17 oz, Raisin Bran 20 oz, Froot Loops 12.2 oz or Apple Jacks 12.2 oz - $1.97
Use $1.50/2 from 3/28 Red Plum or print HERE
Use $1/3 from 4/11 Red Plum

Pork Butt Roast=$1.28/lb.

Cacique Pork or Beef Chorizo=$1

Michelina's Entrees 4.5-10 oz - $1

Fast Fixin Chicken (6-8 oz) -$1
sign up here and print 4 $1/1 coupons making them FREE

Dannon Yogurt (Dananimals, 4 packs of Dannon light and Danactive)=$2
Use variety of coupons from 3/28 SS or 4/11 SS
Final Price=$1

Big K 2 liters=$.59

Pam Cooking Spray=$2.50/1
Use .35/1 from 3/28 SS
Final Price=$1.70/1 (Aldi off brand is $1.29/1)

Wesson Cooking Oil=$2.50/1
Use .25/1 from 3/28 SS
Final Price=$2.00 (this is about the Aldi off brand price)

Lay's or Guy's Potato Chips=$2
Good price for the brand... Aldi off brand is $1.29

Kroger brand chips=$1.67/1
Aldi off brand is $1.29

Nabisco Snack Sacks=$1

Kroger cottage cheese, sour cream or dips (16 oz) -$1
Same as Aldi price

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 10.2-12 oz Crescents 4 oz or Cinnamon Rolls 7.3 oz (these are the small cans) = $1

Print .75/2 sweet rolls coupon HERE
Use .40/2 crescent rolls from 3/28 SS or 1/31 SS
Use .30/2 Grands from 3/28 SS or 3/7
Use .40/2 from 3/28, 3/7 SS or 2/7 GM
Load .40/2 Sweet rolls coupon here
Load .30/2 Grands here

Final Price = As low as .30/1

Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides - $1

Banquet Entrees Frozen 5.7-11 oz - $1

Country Crock Spread (15 oz)-$1
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/7 RedPlum insert print .40/1 here
Final Price = as low as FREE

Kroger Ice Cream Sandwiches 6 ct Kroger Twin Pops or Ice Pix Pops 12 ct -$1

Green Giant Frozen vegetables (7 - 16 oz) - $1
Print .50/2 boxed variety HERE
Use .60/3 frozen boxed coupon from 2/21, 3/7 and 3/28 SS
Load .50/2 boxed varieties here and here
Final Price when you buy 2= $.25/1

Colgate Toothbrushes or Toothpaste - $1
use .35/1 coupons for both from 4/25 SS
Final Price=$.30

Fresh Pork Picnic=.99/lb.

Farmland Sausage Roll=B1G1 FREE with PSA=$3.29
Use 2 coupons from Farmland Mailer (any value)
Final Price=$1.29/2 or only $.65/1

Farmland Sliced Bacon=B1G1 FREE with PSA=$5.79
Use 2 coupons from Farmland Mailer (any value)
Final Price=$3.79/2 or only $1.90/1

Farmland Bologna, Cotto Salami or P&P Loaf or Meat Hot Dogs=$1
Use any value coupon from Farmland Mailer
Final Price=FREE

Dial or Coast Soap (2 Bars) or Softsoap Hand Soap (7.5 oz.) – $1
Use $0.35/1 coupon from the 3/7 RedPlum insert
$0.30 after coupon

SoBe Lifewater (20 oz.) – $1
Use Buy One Get One Free printable here (IE) or here (FF)
There is also a $1/2 e-coupon here
Free after coupons

Dillons Salads: Potato, Cole Slaw or Macaroni (14-16 oz)=$1


Avocados or Mangos=.99/1

Roma tomatoes or jalapenos=$1.28/lb.

**Don't forget to load the NEW round of Cellfire coupons 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 or found here or Money Saving's Mom list here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Thanks to Penny Pinchin Mom for this deal!

CVS: Kotex Liners for FREE, here is how:

  • Buy 2 Packages of Kotex Liners (priced at $1.49 each)= $2.98
  • Use $1.00/1 CVS in-store coupons here (you don’t want the coupon that may pop up on the home page – that is product specific)=-$2
  • Use $1.50/2 Kotex coupon from the 4-18-10 SS insert

You will end up with .52 in overage so make sure you throw in a filler!


Here are few FREEBIES that have across my inbox:

Click HERE to download a 20 page FREE e-cookbook from Emeril. It’s an exclusive collection of many of the best-loved recipes from Emeril’s, from Barbecued Shrimp to Banana Cream Pie to Sazaracs – there’s something in this cookbook for everyone in there…and best of all, it’s FREE!

Thanks Mojo Savings!

FREE Neti Pot!

Head over HERE and "Like" NeilMed Neti Pot on Facebook to score a FREE NeilMed NasaFlo Neti Pot with two packets! After you "Like" them, just click on the “Free Neti Pot” tab and then click on the top link that states, “Click here for FREE NeilMed Neti Pot”! You’ll then be redirected to a new page where you’ll have to fill out a form to request this awesome freebie!

You can also click on the Neti Pot tab and get $4 mail in rebate or $3 instant rebate coupon.

Thanks Smart Couponing!

ProFlowers: Mother's Day


In honor of Mother's Day, ProFlowers is offering a free vase or chocolates with a purchase. The price for flowers start at $19.99.

If you want the FREE vase visit HERE!

f you want the FREE chocolates visit HERE!

Hy-Vee Double Coupon Tuesday

This is the LAST Tuesday in April to double coupons! I hope this double coupon thing sticks and becomes regular! Be sure to take time to let a manager know if you like double coupons!

Here are the best deals to be had today:

Purex 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent - $1.99
Use .35/1 from
Final Price=$1.29/1

V-8 Fusion Juice, 2/$5.00 or $2.50 each
Use $0.75/1 from 3/14 SS
Final Price=$1.50 each

Happy Tuesday!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 4/26

Instead of Santa Fe Soup last week I substituted for taco salad. It just sounded good one night and I had all ingredients on hand. Here is our $50/week menu this week:

Saturday: Dinner with my parents
Sunday: Santa Fe Soup with salad
Monday: Chicken spaghetti with steamed broccoli and biscuits
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes, oven fries and asparagus
Wednesday: Pizza and raw veggies
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Visiting Family. We will likely stop for a quick bite somewhere.

I will post my Santa Fe Soup recipe tomorrow! Until then, do you all have any great ideas for cooking asparagus? I haven't done it in a long time and I am hoping my 3 year-old will give it a chance:)


It has been a while since I have had a great shopping trip at CVS. Don't get me wrong, I have still been faithfully rolling my EBs and getting some great deals. I just have not had one of those days where everything falls into coupon place, until yesterday.

Here is how my transaction worked out:
  • 2 Kodak Picture DVDs on sale B1G1=$14.99
  • 1 Jumbo pack of Pampers=$8.49
  • 2 Oral B Toothbrushes=$5.98
  • 1 Shick Quattro Razor=$8.99
  • 1 Soft Soap body wash=$2.99
  • 2 bags of M&M's=$6
Total Before Coupons=$47.44
  • -$5/$40 coupon
  • -B1G1 FREE Kodak MF coupon=$14.99
  • -$3 CVS Pampers coupon from Parent's magazine
  • -$2/1 Pampers MF coupon
  • -B1G1 Oral B coupon=-$2.99
  • -$2/1 Oral B coupon
  • -$4/1 Shick coupon
  • -$3/2 CVS M&M's coupon
New total=$10.46, I paid with $10 in EBs I had and I got back 1 EB for Pampers, 2 EB for the Oral B, 4 EB for the Shick and 1 EB for the Soft Soap.

After all the math I paid only $1.50 for all of that!

Bug Season is HERE

I am so glad Penny Pinchin Mom told me about this deal at Target! I really dislike bugs.

Here is how to get Off! Clip-On Repellents for only $.99 each!
$15.98 2 – Off! Clip-On Repellents at $7.99 each
- 7.99 B1G1 Free printable coupon
- 2.00 $2.00/1 printable coupon
- 4.00 $2.00/1 Target printable coupon (print 2)

Total for 2=$1.99 or only $.99/1

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This is What a Tired Mommy Does

"Mom, really?"

I had a great weekend! It was so great that I could barely roll myself out of bed this morning after almost 9 hours of sleep! I will spare you the groggy details but the above picture says it all. No mom in her right mind, that I know of anyway, would set down a bowl of cereal and sliced strawberries for her 10 month old to eat! First of all, Levi most certainly cannot use a spoon and strawberries are a "no-no" on the food list until he turns at least 1.

So the hubs and I laughed and he took over breakfast since I appeared to not be fully awake! Seth gladly ate his bowl of cereal and plate of strawberries while Levi enjoyed BABY cereal and some banana.

I am hoping for a better start tomorrow morning:)

Pampers Deal at CVS

You can see all other CVS deals this week HERE! A friend of mine told me how to make the Pampers deal even better!

Pampers Jumbo Packs of diapers=$8.49/1
Use $2/1 coupon from 3/14 RP insert
Use $3/1 CVS coupon from most recent Parents magazine

Total OOP = $3.49, get 1 EB back
New Total= $2.49!

Also be sure to read here about how to get FREE Kodak Picture DVDs at CVS too!