Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dillons: Coupon Policy

I just received this from the Dillons corporate office. This is the CORRECT coupon policy despite what rumors may have been floating around the internet. Notice that nothing has changed. Also, ALL KS and MO stores received this updated and corrected coupon policy at their stores yesterday. I have bolded areas that were recently thought to not be true.

Dillon Stores Coupon Policy
(Includes all Dillons and Gerbes locations)

Please see below for general coupon guidelines, valid at Dillons and Gerbes locations across Kansas and Missouri.

Doubling Manufacturer’s Coupons
• With the use of the customer’s Dillons shoppers card:
o Manufacturer coupons will double up to and including 50¢ to $1.00.
§ i.e.: 25¢ coupon will double up to 50¢. A 50¢ coupon will double to $1.00.
o Manufacturer coupons with a face value of 51¢ through 99¢ will receive an additional discount to make the total coupon (with discount) equal $1.00.
§ i.e.: 60¢ coupon will receive a 40¢ coupon discount to $1.00.
• Doubling does not apply to free, store, digital coupons, or items prohibited by law.

Expired Coupons
• As a practice, we do discourage the use of expired coupons. However, we will accept expired coupons up to two weeks following the coupon’s expiration date.

Tax with Coupons
• Customers are responsible for taxes any item redeemed with a free coupon.

Store Coupons (from Dillons or Kroger)
• All store coupons (issued from Dillons or Kroger) are good for one use only. Store coupons cannot be doubled, are nontransferable, and duplication of these coupons is prohibited.

Digital Coupons from or
• Customers will have the opportunity to load manufacturer and store coupons directly to their Dillons shopper’scard at or
• Customers may create an account using their Dillons shopper’s card for coupon offer. They can easily “clip”coupon offers from the site and load them directly to their shopper’s card for instant savings at the register.
• Digital coupons are available approximately one hour after loading.
• Digital coupons are limited to a one-time use. A limit of 150 coupons can be added per shopper’s card. All digital coupon values reflect exact discounts at the register – digital coupons will not double.
Digital coupons will stack with manufacturer, store, and internet print-at-home coupons.
• Digital coupon offers will be updated each month. See site for expiration dates.

Internet Coupons / Print at Home (PAH) Coupons
We do accept print-at-home (PAH) Internet coupons in our stores. Additional print-at-home coupons are also available at or
• “Buy one get one free” Internet coupons will be accepted, if the coupon requirements are met.
• Black and white copies of Internet coupons featuring barcodes will be accepted.
There are no limits on the number of Internet print-at-home coupons that can be redeemed in the transaction; however Internet print-at-home coupons do not stack (i.e. one coupon per item, if the coupon requirements are met).
• Management does reserve the right to reject any Internet coupon, which appears to have been altered or fails
to scan properly.

Competitor Coupons
• We do accept competitor Pharmacy coupons, up to the face value, if all requirements are met. The competitor Pharmacy coupons must be handled in the Pharmacy only. We do not accept any other competitor coupons.

Management Discretion
• The store manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of ANY coupon(s).

Hy-Vee 9/1-9/6

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.

It is a GREAT STOCK-UP week at Hy-Vee! Many STAPLE items that beat the Aldi price!

85% lean ground beef rolls - $1.87/1

Lay's Potato Chips - $1.87
Good price for the brand!

Pepsi product 12 packs - 5/$12 with in ad coupon

Midwest country fair canned veggies - $.39
Beats Aldi price of $.49

Hy-Vee Ketchup (36 oz.) - $.99
Beats Aldi price of $1.19

Hy-Vee canned broth - $.50
Same as Aldi price

Hy-Vee Peanuts (12 oz. ) - $1.48

Hy-Vee pasta - $.75/1
Beats Aldi price of $.99-$1.09

Orville Redenbachers Pop Corn - $1.67
M&M's 12.6 oz - $2.50
Buy both and get $1.25 off with in-ad coupn
Final Price - $2.92 for both!

Hy-Vee Yellow Mustard (24 oz. ) - $.79

Goldfish Crackers - $1.33

Hy-Vee Brand Gram Crackers - $1.50
Same as Aldi brand price

Hy-Vee 10 oz. boxed spinach - $.88

Hy-Vee 16 oz. Shredded Cheese - $2.99
Some 12 oz. portoins of Aldi brand are $2.99

Hy-Vee Ricotta Cheese (12 oz. ) - $1.48

Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage - $2.99

Pillsbury Classic Brownies - $.69 with in ad coupon

Hy-Vee brand marshmallows - $.69 with in ad coupon
Beats Aldi price of $.99

Hy-Vee brand sweet or dill pickle relish - $.69 with in ad coupon

Hy-Vee brand butter - $1.89
Beats Aldi price of $1.99 and higher

Hy-Vee individual cups of yogurt - $.40
Beats Aldi price of $.44

Jack's Pizza - $2.50
Use $.55/1 from 8/22 SS
Final Price - $1.95/1

Hy-Vee Sliced Strawberries ( 24 oz.) - $1.88

Keebler, Sunshine, or Famous Amos cookies or Crackers - 50% off

Anderson Erikson dips - $.48 with in ad coupon

Hy-Vee white hot dog or hamburger buns - $69 with in ad coupon

Midwest Country Fair Ice Cream (4 qt.) - $2.99 with in ad coupon

Kraft Salad Dressing - $1.97
Use .55/1 from 8/29 SS
Final Price - $1.42

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salads - $.99

Kraft Shredded Cheese - $2.00

Mott's applesauce (4-6 pack) - $1.50
Use $1/1 Facebook coupon
Final Price - $.50

Peter Pan Peanut Butter - $1.50

Hunt's 26 oz. Spaghetti Sauce - $.99

Green Seedless Grapes - $.99/lb.

Grimmway Farms baby carrots (16 oz.) - $.88
Beats Aldi usual price of $.99

Dole Premium Salad Blends - $1.25

Pink Lady Apples - $.99/lb.

Cauliflower - $1.77

Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.99

If you would like to see deals at other grocery stores be sure to visit the BeCentsAble Grocery Gathering here!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dillons: 9/1-9/6

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. Therefore, you will not just see couponable items in this post.

**Don't forget to load your CELLFIRE e-coupons and be sure to check COUPONS.COM and RED PLUM for any NEW coupons!**

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:)

Regular Weekly Deals
Kroger fresh ground beef - $1.88/lb. (sold in 3 lb. chub for $5.64)

Kroger Cheese Singles (12 oz.) - $.99
Aldi off brand price is $.79

Kroger Cheese (8 oz. bar or shred) - $1.88
I think this is about the same as Aldi price these days

Bar-S Jumbo Meat or Turkey Franks- $1.00

Private Selection or Edy's Ice Cream - $2.47

Red Ripe Watermelon - $3.47
Lowest price I have seen at Dillons all summer

Lay's Potato Chips - $1.98
Good price for the brand

Nabisco Snack Crackers - $1.98
Use $.75/2 cookies or crackers from 8/8 SS
Final Price - $1.48

Quaker Cap'n Crunch, Life Cereal, Oatmeal Squares orToasted oatmeal cereal - $1.98
Use $1/2 coupons from 8/29 RP
Final Price - $1.48

Quaker Instant Oatmeal - $1.98
Use $1/1 from 8/29 RP
Final Price - $.98

Kroger 4qt. pail of ice cream - $3.97

Pepsi/Coke/7-Up products 12 packs - $2.50/1 when you buy 4.

Boneless Pork Loin in bag - $1.99/lb.

Kool-Aid drink mix - 10/$1

Doritos or Rold Gold Pretzels - $1.99
Good price for the brand

Kraft salad Dressing - $1.77
Use $.55/1 from 8/29 SS
Final Price - $.77

Kroger Steak Sauce or Marinade - $1.00
I don't think Aldi sells these?

Pork Featherbone Riblets (sold in 5lb. box ) - $.99/lb.

Kroger whipped topping - $.88
Beats Aldi price of $.99

Kroger Apple Juice (64 oz. ) - $1.29

Minute Maid Cherry Limeade or Fruit Punch- $1.00

Betty Crocker Cake Mix - $1.00
Use $0.75/2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Frosting from 8/8 GM
Final Price ??

Pillsbury Brownie Mix - $1.00

Colgate Total toothpaste - $1.00
Use $.75/1 from 8/29 SS or September ALL YOU
Final Price -FREE

Colgate Toothbrush - $1.00
Use $.40/1 from 8/29 SS
Final Price - $.20

Dial hand soap - $1.00
Use $.35/1 from 8/15 SS
Final Price - $.30

Avocados - $.88

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.

New Coupon Policy for Dillons?

**Posts will be up later than usual due to me being out of town today**

It seems that there is a lot of hype going around about Dillons changing their coupon policy. Most of this information has come from store cashiers. I will be honest and tell you that I never trust a cashier or a store manager and always call the corporate office on big issues like this. This may sound harsh, but I have been told too much false information to believe otherwise.

That being said, I have been in contact with our Kansas corporate office for Dillons. It seems that a new coupon policy was created without permission within the operations department. I have been assured that the coupon policy has NOT and will not change!

The one change we can expect is new technology to be put in place to ensure that no e-coupons are stacked with paper coupons. I have been told that this is still in the process and it will take a while.

If you are reading posts about this "new coupon policy change" please email them to me. I would like to send them to KS corporate so they can address it. Thanks!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hy-Vee: MM Cereal Scenario!

Okay. This cereal deal at Hy-Vee is pretty awesome! Now I know I don't need the 24 boxes of cereal that are sitting right beside me as I type this. I did, however, make $16 buying them! Since I don't NEED all this cereal a great local food bank will be receiving much of it.

Below are a few deals you can do at Hy-Vee through the end of the day tomorrow. I am going to encourage my readers to also give away any cereal that you don't NEED, yet have accumulated from this awesome sale and others in the previous weeks. Email me if you need ideas where to give it... I have plenty!

Scenario #1
Buy 6 boxes of cereal that is $2.49 (those include small portions of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grams, Trix, Plain Cheerios, Cocoa Buffs, Boo Berry, Count Chochula)

Total - $14.94
-$10/6 in-ad coupon
- 3 $1/2 GM cereal coupons printed here or from 8/22 SS

New Total with coupons- $1.94 and get a $6 catalina back to use on a future purchase. You just made $4.06! You will also get a $2/5 boxes of GM cereal coupon too!

New total if you have NO coupons- $4.94 and get a$6 catalina back... still is a $1.04 money maker!

Now... just continue to roll your catalina! Yes, you can use this catalina on another cereal purchase, and you will continue to get the $6 catalina back and more $2/5 coupons too!

There are other cereals that are apart of this deal that you can get for VERY cheap by following the same scenario above. Here are some other prices I know.

Chex Cereal (I stocked up for Christmas time!) - $3.09
Other Cheerios flavors (fruity, honey nut, multi-grain - $3.79
Fiber One Cereal - $3.99