Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Similac Alimentum- Clearance?

For those who have a baby on a specialized formula, here's a great deal I found at Dillons in McPherson.  In the back clearance section, there are several bottles of the ready to use Similac Alimentum formula.  It is regularly $9.74, but has been marked down to $4.89.  By joining the Similac Strong Moms Club, you can also receive all sorts of freebies and money saving coupons!
As you can see off to the side, there are also a number of smaller cans of other Similac formulas marked down for quick sale as well : )

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Schick Hydro Silk- Hurry

Click here to visit Walmart and request your free Schick Hydro Silk.  Hurry, this won't last long!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dillons Deals and Matchups 6/28/2012

This week (and likely next) Dillons is featuring a Daytona Mega Event.  When you purchase 10 participating items, you automatically save $3 off your total, or $.30 per item.  The prices I give on those items reflects the $.30 savings.  Additionally, you will receive a coupon for $2 off of your next visit, which is like another $.20 of savings per item.

Just be sure to count your participating items carefully, as 9 or 11 can really mess up your pricing.  Also, take note of the date on your $2 savings coupons, as they do expire in a rather short amount of time.

I am in love with the clearance section of Dillons as well.  It's typically a fairly hidden nook in the store, so be sure to ask an employee if you've never found yours.  You never know what will turn up there, and it's a super opportunity to score free or ridiculously cheap prices by pairing a coupon with a clearance!

Daytona Savings that Landed in My Cart 

* (2) Trix Cereal at $1.88: used $.60/1 printable x 2= $.88 each
*Fiber One Nutty Clusters and Almonds @ $1.88: used $.75/1 printable= $.88
*Apple Cinnamon Chex @ $1.88: used $.75/1 printable= $.88
*Cheerios @ $1.88: used $.50/1 printable (no longer avail)= $.88
*(2) Golden Grahams Treat Bars @ $1.69: used $1/2 General Mills Treats, exp. 8/18/12 (SS 06/24/12 R)x 2= $.69 each

*(2) Lays Chips @ $1.99: used $.50/1 printable x 2= $.99 each
*(10) Hefty Glider Storage Bags @ $1.19: used $1/2 Hefty Slider Bags, exp. 8/31/12 (SS 05/13/12) = $.69 each

*Country Crock Spread @ $2.19: used $1/1 from Dillons mailer= $1.19
*(2) Lean Pockets @ $1.48: used $.95/2 printable= $.98 each
*(3) Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer @ $2.79: used $0.50/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamer, exp. 7/22/12 (SS 04/29/12 R) x 2 and $.55/1 printable= $1.79 each
*(2) Ragu Spaghetti Sauce @ $1.47

*Scott Toilet Paper @ $5.99 (I didn't use anything, but there is a Cottonelle sale and e-coupon for $1 off to save you money on your TP :)
*(2) Skintimate Shave Gel @ $1.99: used $0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream Shave, exp. 8/5/12 (SS 06/24/12)= $.99 each

***Got back 3 coupons for a total of $6 more in savings***

Other Savings

*Marie Callendar Banana Cream Pie @ $4.99: used $0.60/1 Marie Callendar's Frozen Dessert Pie, exp. 7/29/12 (SS 06/24/12 R)= $3.99
*(2) Odwalla Smoothies @ $2.79- on sale BOGO makes them $1.39 each: used $.55/1 printable x 2= $.39 each
*Kroger Sour Cream @ $1

*(2) Tampax Pearl @ $4.29 (on clearance): used $1/1 Tampax Pearl, Pearl Compak or Radiant, exp. 7/31/12 (P&G 07/01/12) x 2= $3.29 each
*(2) Kroger Hot Cocoa @ $.89 (on clearance)

*(4) Pantene Shampoo/Conditioners @ $1.79 (clearance): used $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 7/31/12 (SS 06/24/12) or use $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 6/30/12 (P&G 05/13/12)= $.29 each
*Rice Krispies Cereal @ $1.49 (on clearance)
*Finish Jet Dry Rinse Aid (big bottle) @ $4.59 (on clearance): used $.55/1 product stickie= $3.59

Total Spent (includes tax & various other items )= $76.49
Total Savings= $83.65 + $6 in future savings!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Summer Strawberry Recipe You Can Appreciate

With $.99 strawberries, I couldn't help but add a couple of new recipes to my menu for this week to give a swing.  At that price, I can afford to throw it away if it's a bust.  However, this one hit a home run with my team!

I like to call this "Strawberry Yumminess" : )

Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake
(click above for full recipe)
Courtesy of
Submitted by parealtor313

*yellow cake mix (and ingredients indicated on your mix)
*strawberry gelatin mix
*miniature marshmallows

Aldi: Produce at a Price You Can't Beat!

Aldi is my go-to store for everything on my grocery list that isn't too rare or I don't have a coupon and a sale to cover.  Not only are their prices the lowest on most of my every day grocery needs, they also have terrific produce at prices far below that of Dillons and WalMart!

This week is your chance to do some summer stocking up.  You might ask, "How does one stock up on produce?  It goes bad so fast."  That's exactly what freezer bags were made for : )  There are three items that I have successfully frozen time and time again: strawberries, blueberries, and tri-colored peppers.  Now, the berries do thaw much like pre-packaged frozen berries, a bit mushier.  However, they are still very flavorful and perfect for including in a myriad of recipes. If those work, I am sure there are plenty of others that will as well that I just haven't tried yet.

Bananas are another freezer-friendly item, but I only freeze them when they've reached that shade of brown where no one is willing to peel them, let alone eat them.  Again, that's not a problem if you enjoy banana breads, muffins, pancakes, etc.  Ripe, mushy bananas are the best for those recipes anyway!

Here are a few of the best finds for this week.  The green indicates a great stock-up price.

Bananas @ $.33/lb (normally $.44/lb and always over $.52/lb everywhere else!)
Strawberries @ $.99/lb
Blueberries @ $1.29/pint
Fresh Green Beans @ $1.29/lb
Beaumont Decaf Coffee (11.3 oz) @ $2.97
Safari Snacks Frozen Chicken (fun-shaped nuggets) @ $3.99
Canned Pear Slices @ $.89
AppleRounds Cereal (12.2 oz) @ $1.49
Block Cheese @ $1.79

Here's what I made with some of the strawberries and other buys today.  Stay tuned for recipe!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dillons Trip 6/6/12

The new week of sales started today at Dillons.  My oldest and I stepped out for a little bit this evening to see what we could find. 

The feature this week is a 50% off sale.   There are some good deals, but it's hard to plan for them because the actual prices are nowhere to be found in the weekly add.  I suggest having your coupons handy and maybe even doing a quick walk-through if you have a chance before shopping, to see exactly what your Dillons might have this time.

Justice and I had the greatest time in the clearance aisle, which is always jam-packed full of surprises!

Clearance Deals

Cover Girl Self-Sharpening Eye Pencil (regularly $4.95) @ $1.19: used $1/1 CoverGirl Product, exp. 6/30/12 (P&G 05/13/12)= $.19

(2) Cover Girl Line Blast Felt Tipped Eyeliner (regularly $7.99) @ $1.49: used $1/1 CoverGirl Product, exp. 6/30/12 (P&G 05/13/12) x 2= $.49 each

(4) Pyrex Pie Plate @ $2.79: used $1/1 Pyrex Item, exp. 7/1/12 (SS 04/01/12 R) x 4= $1.79 each

Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce @ $1.49: used $0.60/1 Tabasco Item, exp. 6/10/12 (RP 04/29/12)= $.49

Disney Gummy Vitamins (hard to tell, but it's a really big bottle too) @$4.49

Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning @ $.39

McCormick Season n' Fry Chicken Coating @ $.69

Bakery Donuts @ $2.49

Other Deals

(6) 1/2 Gallons of Milk @ $1.33 (fyi- this is not the greatest stock up price, but we needed milk!)

Coffee-Mate 32oz Liquid Creamer @ $3.54: used $0.50/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamer, exp. 7/22/12 (SS 04/29/12 R)= $2.54

Krispy Kreme Donuts @ $4.29 (no deal or sale, a total splurge!)
I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow morning!!!

Kroger Poppy Seeds @ $2.99

 Edy's Ice Cream (snack size) @ $1.00: used Free Catalina (which rang up for $1.59 off)= FREE+ $.59 overage

 (4) Maruchan Beef Teriyaki Noodles @ $1: used $0.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba Product, exp. 7/31/12 (SS 05/20/12)x 4= FREE

All Free and Clear Detergent @ $2.99: used $1/1 All Mighty Pacs or Liquid Laundry Detergent, exp. 7/15/12 (RP 06/03/12)= $1.99
(6) KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce @ $.99: used $1/2 KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce or Marinade, exp. 7/15/12 (SS 05/13/12 R)x 6 = $.49 each

Dillons Eggs (dozen) @ $.88: used $.40/1 from Dillons magazine mailer (doesn't double)= $.48

(2) Bar S Franks @ $1 each
(12) Libby's Canned Veggies @ $.59
(8) Rosarita Refried Beans @ $1: used $1/2 (can't find which insert they came from?)x 4= $.50 each

Kroger Charcoal (8.3 lb bag) @ $2.37: used $.75/1 from Dillons magazine mailer (doesn't double)= $1.62

Total Spent (includes tax)= $59.18
Total Savings= $51.53!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Suave Printable- UPDATE 6/7/12

Looking ahead for tomorrow, I try to find out what other Kroger stores (whose sales start Mondays) are doing for weekly deals.  I see that some are featuring Suave body wash for $1.79.  With this printable, it would be just $.79 after your coupon doubles up to $1.  Sometimes Dillons in our area will have an even better sale price, so this could be an awesome deal.  Print now, and let's cross our fingers!
Update... here's the sale, found at Dillons in Salina!