Saturday, March 28, 2009

Coupons. Print these before April arrives!

Since these coupons are reset each month, you won't want to miss your opportunity to print what's available here in March!

Healthy but delicious drinks...
B1G1 Free Welch's Aquajuice
Save $1 on V-8 juice

Fun Games (shop early for Christmas!):
Save $10 on Leapster2 Learning System
Save $5 on Leapfrog Leapster Learning Games**
Save $5 on Twister Hopscotch Game
Save $5 on Elefun Game
Save $5 on Sorry! Sliders Game
Save $5 on Gator Golf Game

**Starting 3/29, Target has the Leapster Games on sale for $15, making them only $10 with these coupons.

To find the coupons easier, just sort by category.

Dominick's/Safeway Deal on Bertolli's through 3/31

Have you ever tried Bertolli's premium pasta sauce in those snazzy looking pouches? Even though I usually make my own pasta sauce, I had a few high value coupons a while back and thought I'd give them a try. Here's your opportunity to do the same.

Dominick's has a promotion that goes like this: Buy 10 of a certain group of items at $2 each, and you will save $5 instantly (so 10 items for $15, or $1.50 each). Bertolli's pouch sauces are included, and many have reported finding $1 off coupons in a blinkie machine in front of the pouches. To make this even better, for every two pouches you buy, Catalinas are printing for $2 off your next order! Here's a great scenario:

Buy 10 pouches = $20
Instant $5 Savings = $15
Use 10 $1 coupons = $5 out of pocket
Receive $10 in Catalinas
= Free + overage of $5 after instant savings, coupons, and Catalinas

(If your store doesn't have the blinkies, the pouches will end up being $0.50.

Find more Dominicks/Safeway deals here.

Free Sample of Emergen-C

Click here to get your free sample of Emergen-C. Thanks, Crystal!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Free Download from Sacred Audio

Go here to get your free download of "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" from the "God of Mercy" album by the BJU Singers and Orchestra. If you already have an account, just click the download button next to the "FREE" song and proceed. You do not have to buy the entire album in order to get the free download.  If you don't have an account, then sign up for one for free. It enables you to purchase songs or complete albums and download them immediately to your computer! (You can also listen to portions of each track before downloading.) Every so often, they highlight a new CD and offer a free download. In addition to getting my free songs, I've also used this service to download single songs and print music! They have a great number of selections and even offer gift certificates for that hard-to-buy-for person.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Meijer Deals 3/25-4/1

Meijer has some great deals this week. Here are a few of my favorites, and if you want to see more, read Sandra's post here.

Do you know about Meijer mealbox? This portion of the Meijer website offers in-store coupons that can be printed and combined with manufacturer's coupons! (When you click on the link, go to the blue box on the right side of the page and click on "specials." Be sure to look at all the pages of the specials for coupons you can print!)

Cereal Deal (similar to Jewel's milk/cereal deal last week)
Buy 3 boxes of Kellogg's (12 oz. or larger) - Get ONE gallon of milk free
Buy 5 boxes of Kellogg's (12 oz. or larger) - Get TWO gallons of milk free
Buy 7 boxes of Kellogg's (12 oz. or larger) - Get THREE gallons of milk free
* Free milk coupons print at checkout & are good on any brand, any flavor up to $4.69.
Buy 3 boxes of Kellogg's at $2 each
Use 3 coupons $0.70 coupons from 2/22 RP
Pay $1.30 each AND get one free gallon of milk

Meijer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts  $1.99/lb.

Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (2.5 lbs.) $5.99

Peter Pan Peanut Butter (18 oz) 3/$5
* Use $1/3 Meijer Mealbox coupon

Red Baron Pizza $3.33 each. Buy 2, then...
Use $1/2 Meijer mealbox coupon
Use $1/2 coupon from 3/1 RedPlum
Pay $2.33 each

Meijer Milk $1.99/gal.

Kraft Cheese 6-8 oz pkgs $2
* For the 2% variety (including natural chunk, natural slices, cracker cuts, cubes, crumbles, and shredded cheese) 2, get $1 OYNO (on your next order); buy 3, get $2 OYNO; buy 4, get $3 OYNO

Breyers Ice Cream 2/$5
 Use $1/2 Meijer mealbox coupon

Earthbound Farms Organic Mixed baby Greens/Baby Spinach (1 lb.) $3.99

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Aldi 3/25-3/31

Some great produce buys this week at Aldi.

Carrots (2 lb. bag) 49¢
Yellow Onions (3 lb. bag) 49¢
Russet Potatoes (10 lb. bag) $1.79 (that's less than $0.18/lb.!)
Cabbage (large head) 99¢

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brookhaven Marketplace 3/25-3/31

Here are the highlights from this week's Brookhaven ad. In case you're wondering, Brookhaven is an Illinois store with great prices on produce and meat. They also carry a variety of international foods. Their three stores are located in Darien, Mokena, and Burr Ridge, IL. My favorites are in red. Wow! I've never seen Macadamia Nuts as low as $4.99/lb. Have you?


Green Seedless Grapes 49¢/lb.
Fuji or Braeburn Apples 49¢/lb.
Cluster Tomatoes 89¢/lb.
Asparagus Tips 99¢/lb.
Red Onions 49¢/lb.
Idaho Potatoes 39¢/lb.
Fresh Garlic 69¢/lb.
Celery 2 bunches/$1
Green or Red Leaf Lettuce 2 bunches/$1

Wis. Yellow or White Amer. Cheese $2.99/lb
Hard Salami $2.99/lb.
Country Style Pork Ribs 99¢/lb.

Our Family Pasta Sauce (26 oz.) 99¢
Dole Orange Juice (64 oz.) $2
Dole Blended Juices (64 oz.) $2.50

Land O Lakes Butter (1 lb.) $2
Sour Cream (16 oz.) 99¢
Prairie Farms Milk (1%, 2% or whole) $1.99/gal.

Salted Macadamia Nuts $4.99/lb.
Dried Apricots $2.49/lb.
Fried Salted Peas $1.79/lb.

Yummy Lasagna and Fresh Coleslaw

Making do with what you have in the house can be a fun challenge. Although we usually need to buy produce every week, sometimes we can come up with lots of great recipes from what we have in our pantries.

Believe it or not, I actually had all the ingredients on hand to make lasagna today! Thanks to the great deal on cheese at Jewel a couple weeks ago, the cottage cheese I was given, and the meaty spaghetti sauce I made & froze a few weeks ago, this lasagna didn't take too long to make!

In addition, I used the rest of the head of cabbage I bought last week (for St. Patrick's Day, of course!) to make a fresh batch of coleslaw. (You do know, cabbage is quite good for you, right?) For those of you who enjoy baking and working in the kitchen, I've included the recipes.

(Makes one 13x9 pan)

Brown 1 lb. hamburger & drain
  • 3 ½ cups crushed up tomatoes
  • 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 3 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ (or less) tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. basil
  • 2 cans tomato paste
Bring it to a boil, turn to low, and let it simmer ½ hour.

Cottage Cheese Mixture
Beat up 2 eggs with fork.
  • 1 carton (16 oz.) cottage cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
Prepare your noodles as directed.

Have 1-1.5 lbs. of shredded mozarella cheese

To assemble:
  • Make two layers of your ingredients as follows:
  • Noodles, Cottage cheese, Grated cheese, Meat sauce
  • For the top layer, use this order: cottage cheese, meat, mozzarella cheese on top
Bake uncovered at 350-375 for about 45 minutes.


For 4 cups shredded cabbage...

Shake up this dressing:
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
Pour over cabbage and refrigerate for about an hour before serving.

Cheap Chicken at Dominick's

If you haven't picked up your Fresh Perdue Whole Chicken at Dominick's yet, now's the time to do it! At only $0.67/lb. through 3/25, it's a hard price to beat!

Butter at Aldi

Aldi is advertising their butter on sale for $1.49/lb. This price is pretty hard to beat, and right around the stock-up price for me! This was mentioned in the sales ad that came out March 18, so I'm not positive it will last past Wednesday, March 25. 

Monday, March 23, 2009

Razors at Target (3/22-3/28)

Did you see the $4/1 Schick razor coupon in Sunday's paper? Well, Target has a deal this week on the Schick Intuition Plus Razors. Here's how it goes:

  1. Buy 2 razors at $6.99 each

  2. Receive a $5 gift card


  1. Buy 2 razors

  2. Use two $4/1 coupons

  3. Pay only $0.49 for each razor.

While you're there, why not pick up some Mott's Applesauce. Mott's Applesauce 4-6 packs are priced around $1.77 each Use the $1 Target coupon here, plus use the .55 Mott's coupon here. You should be able to print two coupons per computer. Final cost ONLY .22 per pack!

Free Sample of GoodNites Boxers

Get your free sample of GoodNites Boxers here. You will also receive some valuable coupons.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

CVS Deals March 22-28

Here are some of the deals at CVS this week. Check your weekly ad at to see everything that's on sale.

Crest Pro-Health Enamel Care $3.49, get $3.49 ECB, Limit 1
Crest Weekly Clean or other 4.2 oz.+ paste or liquid gel $1 (2/8/09 P & G
$0.75 Crest Paste or Gel, 4.2oz+ 3/1/09 P & G
$0.50 Crest Toothpaste, 4.2 oz.+P & G 3/15/09
$0.50 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, any 4.2 oz + .50 2/22/09 V
Final Price: FREE plus overage if you have coupons!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation or double face perfector: $7.99, get $5 ECB
-$3/1 from the April 2009 Glamour Magazine
Final Price: FREE if you have the coupon!

Pepsi 12 packs 3/$11 get $2 EB wyb 3, Limit 2
Save $3.67 wyb 3 (buy 2, get 1 free)

Dawn Dish Liquid $1 each, Get $1 ECB wyb 2 (limit 4)
Use $1/1 from the Home Made Simple Booklet

Final Price: FREE

Post Trail Mix Crunch, Shredded Wheat, Honey Bunches of Oats, Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles 13-17 oz cereal B1G1 $4.59, Limit 4
Save $2 Post Trail Mix
Save $1/2 Post Selects Cereals SS 3/1/09

Campbell's Soups B1G1
(starting at $0.99)
Use $1/2 coupon here

Mott's Applesauce (6 packs) $1.25
Use $0.55 coupon here
Price: $0.70 each

Skippy Peanut Butter (B1G1--2 for $2.99)
Buy two and use two $0.60 coupons from the 1/18 RedPlum insert

$0.90 each after sale and coupons


Buy 1 CVS Pharmacy Vit D 400, 100-ct. at $2.99, Get $2.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Sun-Maid Recipe Books

If you enjoy baking, head over here to get some free recipe booklets. There are five available, and they all look great! The Fruit & Sunshine booklet is also available to download in PDF.

Sunday Coupons

This week, we'll be learning some of the basics of couponing. But here's your first assignment: pick up a Sunday paper and save the coupons. The Sunday newspaper is the most valuable source of coupons you will get. This is what I do:
  • Purchase multiple copies
  • Clip the ones I know I'll use
  • File the rest in a file folder labeled with the day's date
Most Dollar Stores carry the newspaper for $1, and around here, Menards sells it for $1 too. The larger metropolitan area newspapers (i.e. The Chicago Tribune or New York Times) usually carry the higher value coupons, so opt for one of these if you can.

If you're curious as to what coupons will be coming out, check out Taylortown Preview.