Easy One Pot Meal

So due to medical necessities, I’m in the process of packing up my boys and moving across the country. It’s a pain and I don’t advise doing it. And worse, I find myself too tired by dinner time (also we already packed most of the kitchen) that I have started ordering food or going out to eat more than we should. So I sat down and tried to come up with some really good one pot meals to make instead. I found a few and thought I would share one that the kids really enjoyed!

INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp vegetable oil $2.69 or Pantry                                                                                              1/2 lb smoked sausage $2.50                                                                                       2 cloves garlic $1.00 (or just get a can of minced $1.98)                                                             15 oz can diced tomatoes $0.59                                                                                                   1/2 Tbsp Creole seasoning** $2.49 (this one is based on your tastes, might be more or less or Pantry if you already have it                                                                                1/2 tsp oregano $1.18 or Pantry                                                                                                           1/2 tsp smoked paprika $1.18 or Pantry                                                                            1/4 tsp thyme $1.18 or Pantry                                                                                                               2 cups chicken broth $0.88 Pantry                                                                                                   1 cup water                                                                                                                                     1 lb penne pasta $1.00 Pantry                                                                                                             2 Tbsp half and half $1.49

Based on what I tend to buy, most of these items are in my pantry so I’ll do a price comparison for what I would spend vs. what someone who does not have these items would spend.

With items in the Pantry Total $6.56 with 6 servings – $1.09 per serving!

Without Pantry items – Total $17.16 – 6 servings – $2.86 per serving!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice the smoked sausage. Add the sausage and vegetable oil to a large pot and cook over medium heat until the sausage is brown.
  2. Mince two cloves of garlic and add them to the pot. Sauté for one minute. Add the can of diced tomatoes, Creole seasoning, oregano, smoked paprika, thyme and pasta to the pot. Finally, add the chicken broth and 1 cup of water, and stir until well mixed.
  3. Place a lid on the pot and turn the heat up to medium-high. Let the pot come to a boil. Stir, then turn the heat down to low, and let the pot simmer for 10-12 minutes. Stir the pot once every few minutes as it simmers to prevent the pasta from sticking.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir in the half & half or cream. Serve hot.

Fourth of July Meals – Deviled Eggs

The Fourth of July is always a favorite in my family. I enjoy making a lot of fun and colorful foods and desserts and my boys enjoy eating them!

One dish my boys love to eat is Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs. They taste just like regular deviled eggs but it’s fun to make them colorful for special occasions.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 dozen hard boiled eggs – $0.59
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt – $1.00 for a 5.3 oz cup of Oikos. (a little more than 1/2 a cup)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise – Pantry Item or $2.79 (this is a large bottle. My boys prefer Hellmann’s but you can use anything as long as it is REAL mayo. Even light)
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard –  Pantry Item or $2.48 (I buy the larger bottles but there are small half bottles in the seasonings aisles for less)
  • salt & pepper – Pantry item
  • Vinegar (for dying) – Pantry Item or $0.99
  • Food coloring (Red and Blue) – Pantry Item or $2.28
For me, this recipe is incredibly cheap because I keep mayo, dry mustard, salt, and pepper on hand. It will be more expensive for those who do not keep it.
On hand items,
Total  – under $2 for an easy and fun to do!
If you need to buy everything,
Total – $10.13 – servings of 12 – $0.84 a serving!
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Boil the eggs in water. I usually put them in a pot that holds them all in one layer and then cover them with water about an inch over them. Turn on the stove and wait until the water boils. Then, turn off the stove and cover the pot, letting them sit in the water for 15-20 minutes depending on how large the eggs are. (large for 15 and Jumbo for 20 minutes)
  2. If you put them in cold water immediately, then cracked them, then an ice water bath again, the shells will slide right off.
  3. Cut eggs in half and take out yolks and place them in a separate bowl.
  4. Use a pastry cutter or fork to break up the yolk.
  5. Add yogurt, mayo, mustard, salt & pepper and whip with the fork until smooth and creamy.
  6. Place mixture into piping bag fitted with a tip if you want to be fancy. I usually just use a spoon because we like the rustic look. (and then you can lick the bowl and spoon when you are done!)
  7. Mix 1 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon food coloring and 1 teaspoon vinegar. The vinegar helps the color stay bright so it’s really important.
  8. Place egg whites into the colored water and let sit for about 1-2 minutes.
  9. Take out egg whites and place on paper towel to allow the excess color to drip off.
  10. Then arrange the eggs on a platter.
  11. Pipe (or spoon) the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves.

 

Vegan Meals

My oldest son has decided to become a vegan. He rarely ate meat before and never dairy so we thought it might be a good idea.  Boy, was it hard to find budget friendly meals for him!

Here is a great recipe he found on his own and we tweaked to make sure it was cheap and would fit his tastes.

Ingredients

2 avocados, pitted and diced – 4/$5 (Anahiem or Hass are in season)
1 clove garlic, minced – $1.98 can
Juice of 1/2 lemon – $0.99 bottle
1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk – $2.99
1/4 cup water
Salt, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste
4 halved cherry tomatoes as garnish (optional) – 2/$5 clamshell
2 cups cooked pasta – $1.00

Total – $11.96 – Makes 3 servings – $3.99 per serving!

Instructions

  • Combine the avocados, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor. As the mixture is blending, add the soy milk and then the water. Add more or less water depending on your desired consistency.
  • Add salt and red pepper, to taste.
  • Toss with your favorite cooked pasta and serve. Add tomatoes for garnish if desired.

Enchiladas

I’ve been trying to find a delicious enchilada recipe that won’t cost much to replace the old one I had that just takes too much money for one thing.

I found a great blog called Broke Ass Gourmet that has a LOT of budget recipes that my kids and I would love, so I tweaked a recipe from them into something I knew my kids would eat.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained $0.79
  • 10 corn tortillas $1.19 OR 10 Flour Tortillas $1.39
  • 2 cups shredded jack cheese $1.99
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped–1 tbsp reserved for garnish $1.00
  • 1 10-oz bottle salsa verde $2.00
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped $1.00
  • 1 clove garlic, minced $1.98
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • olive oil Pantry

Total $10.59 – servings 10 – $1 per serving!

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 6″x8″ rectangular pan with olive oil and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine beans, onion, garlic, cilantro, salt, pepper, half of the salsa and 1 cup of the cheese.
  2. Fill the tortillas one by one with about 1/4 cup of the filling each. Lay them seam-side down in the pan, arranging them as necessary to fit them all. Pour the remaining salsa over the rolled tortillas and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top of the salsa. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes with the foil removed until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
  3. Serve garnished with additional cilantro.

 

Delicious Schnitzel

I lucked out in that my MIL gave me a several pork chops she bought from Hy-Vee (apparently Kansas City had a huge sale that my area did not).  So I thought Schnitzel would be a great use of them since they were the smaller, breakfast type of chop.

Have you ever had Schnitzel?  It might be my absolute favorite way of eating a pork chop (paired with Spätzle and gravy it is divine!)

 

Ingredients:

4 Thin Porkchops                                            $9.99 for 9 = $4.44

1 Large Egg                                                      $.99 a dozen = $.08

½ Cup Flour                                                     $1.46 a bag = $.09

1 cup Breadcrumbs (not Panko!)               $1.91 for a one time use box *sale*

 

Total      $14.35 if you need to buy everything new =  $1.49 a serving

 

Instructions:

  1. Set a medium saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Add some oil or spray to the bottom.
  2. Pound the pork chop as thin as possible. I usually fold it into saran wrap and pound it with the smooth side of my mallet, until about ¼ inch
  3. Coat in flour
  4. Dip into the egg
  5. Coat in the breadcrumbs, shake off the excess so it is nice and crispy!
  6. Set in pan for about 6 minutes on each side.
  7. YUM!

Pair with potatoes, pasta, veggies.  Anything!  Fast, easy, delicious.

Hy-Vee Sales 4/12-4/18

Hy-Vee Items Ad Price Hy-Vee Coupon Ibotta Checkout 51 Paper Coupons Total
C&H Powdered or Brown Sugar select varieties, 2 lb. MUST BUY 2 $3.36 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.00 SS 4/02 $2.36
Cascade Dishwasher Detergent or ActionPacs select varieties, 75 oz. or 18 to 32 ct. $5.49 $0.25 $5.24
Cottonelle Bath Tissue or Viva Paper Towels double rolls tissue, big rolls towels, select varieties, everyday low price, 6 or 12 rolls $6.98 $0.50 $1.00 SS 4/09 $5.48
COTTONELLE FLUSHABLE $6.98 $1.00 $1.00 SS 04/09 $4.98
Era or Tide Simply Laundry Detergent select varieties, 150 or 138 fl. oz. $7.99 $0.50 $7.49
Fancy Feast Broth or Purely Appetizer select varieties, 1.4 or 2 oz. $1.00 $1.00 RP 4/02 $0.00
French’s Fried Onions select varieties, 5 or 6 oz. $3.48 $0.50 SS 4/09 $2.98
General Mills Cereal must buy 2  3 FOR COUPON $7.44 $1.00 $1.00 SS 4/09 $5.44
Green Giant Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz. MUST BUY 2 $5.00 $0.50 SS 4/02 $4.50
Hormel Rev Wrap or Natural Choice Snack select varieties, 2 to 2.7 oz. $1.25 $0.50 $0.75
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Brummel & Brown MUAT BUY 2 $5.00 $0.50 $0.50 RP 4/09 $4.00
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes or Casserole select varieties, 1.5 to 4.94 oz. $1.00 $1.00 SS 4/02 $0.00
Jimmy Dean Sausage or Gravy select varieties, 8 to 16 oz. MUST BUY 2 $5.98 $0.75 RP 4/09 $5.23
Keebler Club or Town House Crackers select varieties, 8.8 to 13.8 oz. – must buy 2 $5.00 $1.00 RP 4/09 $4.00
Marie Callender’s Pies select varieties, this week’s special!, 28 to 42 oz.- dessert $5.99 $0.50 $5.49
Milk-Bone farmer’s medley $4.69 $1.00 $1.00 RP 4/09 $2.69
Pam Cooking Spray select varieties, 5 or 6 oz. $2.68 $0.50 SS 4/02 $2.18
Pillsbury Crescents, Cinnamon or Orange Rolls MUST BUY 3 $6.00 $1.00 $5.00
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits MUST BUY 3 $5.00 $1.00 $4.00
Puffs Facial Tissues 3 pack, everyday low price, 288 to 540 ct. $4.47 $0.50 $3.97
Quilted Northern Bath Tissue ultra soft & strong, double rolls, 6 rolls $3.00 $0.50 $2.50
Tide Laundry Detergent, Tide Pods or Gain Flings! select varieties, 138, 150 fl. oz., 54 or 72 ct. $17.97 $3.00 $14.97

Quick Chicken Fajitas

Chicken is on sale at Hy-Vee the last few days, ($3.99 for 2.5 lbs of Buckley’s Frozen chicken) so I’ve been coming up with easy, quick, cheap meals to make my pounds and pounds of chicken in my freezer.  MY favorite type of food is Mexican food so, of course, I’ve got to have fajitas in the mix!

This meal takes 5-10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. It is a one pot meal so not a lot to clean up. And it makes around 6 (7 or 8 if you are frugal with your chicken, but I like mine PACKED) servings.

2-3 Tbsp oil of any sort

1 pound of chicken breast, cut into strips (the bags are 2.5 lbs so about half) $2.00

1 Vidalia onion (Aldi sells bags of onions for $0.99) $0.25

1 red bell pepper, cut in strips

1 yellow bell pepper, cut in strips (Aldi sells a package of 3 red, yellow, green for $1.99) $1.99

1 green bell pepper, cut into strips

1/4 cup water

1-ounce package of fajita seasoning (Aldi has kits but Hy-Vee brand makes a seasoning that I really love!) $0.69

1 package of tortillas (at least 8 count) (Aldi sells Casa Mamita Flour Tortillas – 8 count) $0.69

any toppings you desire, guacamole, cheese, sour cream

I’m pretty bland and, while I might add cheese, I don’t usually add extras.

Technically, it’s $0.70 a serving on these!  Of course, adding guac and cheese would jump the price but unless you are adding A LOT of extras, the price per serving will stay under $2.00

Instructions

  1. Heat up the oil then add chicken over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove chicken but keep the oil and juices.
  2. Add onions and saute until soft and caramelized; about 6 minutes
  3. Add peppers to the pan with the onions and saute for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add the chicken back into the pan.
  5. Add water and seasonings and cook for about 3 minutes. Place mixture in tortillas and serve. Top with extras.

YUM!

Sunday Coupon Deals for Hyvee 04/02/17

Coupon Hyvee Price Any other coupons Total
Smart Source
$1/1 Airborne Product, exp. 7/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) $6.47 $5.47 84.54%
$4/1 Bausch & Lomb AREDS 2 Formula + Multivitamin, exp. 5/31/17 (SS 04/02/17) $19.99 $15.99 79.99%
$4/1 Bausch & Lomb PreserVision, exp. 5/31/17 (SS 04/02/17) $19.99 $15.99 79.99%
$2/1 Bic Disposable Razor Pack, exp. 4/23/17 (SS 04/02/17) [ETS] $5.99 $3.99 66.61%
$3/1 Bic Flex5 Hybrid Razor Pack, exp. 4/23/17 (SS 04/02/17) [ETS] $5.99 $2.99 49.92%
$1/2 Bush’s Baked Beans, exp. 5/14/17 (SS 04/02/17) [28-oz.] $4.56 $3.56 78.07%
$1/3 Bush’s Baked Beans or Organic Baked Beans, exp. 5/14/17 (SS 04/02/17) [15-oz. to 16-oz.] $5.97 $4.97 83.25%
$1/2 Bush’s Grillin’ Beans or Limited Edition Beans, exp. 5/14/17 (SS 04/02/17) [22-oz.] $4.56 $3.56 78.07%
$1/1 Crunchmaster Product, exp. 7/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) $3.00 $2.00 66.67%
$2/1 Depend Package, exp. 4/29/17 (SS 04/02/17) [8-ct.+] $11.98 $9.98 83.31%
$2/1 Depend Real Fit or Silhouette Products, exp. 4/29/17 (SS 04/02/17) [8-ct.+] $17.99 $15.99 88.88%
$2/1 Depend Shields or Guards For Men or Bed Protectors, exp. 4/29/17 (SS 04/02/17) [8-ct.+] $11.98 $9.98 83.31%
$1/1 Domino Flip-Top Canister Product, exp. 6/11/17 (SS 04/02/17) $2.18 $1.18 54.13%
$1/1 Domino Organic Blue Agave Nectar, exp. 6/11/17 (SS 04/02/17) $3.39 $2.39 70.50%
$0.40/1 Domino Organic or Washed Raw Sugar Product, exp. 6/11/17 (SS 04/02/17) [24-oz. organic or 32-oz. raw] $2.97 $2.57 86.53%
$0.50/1 Domino Sugar Product, exp. 6/11/17 (SS 04/02/17) [2-lb.+] $2.97 $2.47 83.16%
$1/1 Duracell Coppertop or Quantum, exp. 4/29/17 (SS 04/02/17) [6-ct.+] $6.29 $5.29 84.10%
$2/1 Efferdent, exp. 5/20/17 (SS 04/02/17) [78-ct.+] $7.49 $5.49 73.30%
$1/1 Finish Dishwasher Cleaner or Detergent Booster, exp. 5/7/17 (SS 04/02/17) $5.99 $4.99 83.31%
$1/1 Finish Jet Dry Rinse Aid, exp. 5/7/17 (SS 04/02/17) $4.49 $3.49 77.73%
$1/1 Finish Quantum Max or Max in 1, exp. 5/7/17 (SS 04/02/17) $11.97 $10.97 91.65%
$0.50/2 Green Giant Products, exp. 5/31/17 (SS 04/02/17 R) $1.36 $0.50 36.76%
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 4/22/17 (SS 04/02/17) [Excludes 9-ct. and less] $8.97 $7.47 83.28%
$1/1 Irish Spring Body Wash, exp. 4/22/17 (SS 04/02/17) [Excludes 2.5-oz. trial size] $5.98 $4.98 83.28%
$0.50/1 Irish Spring Multi-Bar Soap Packs, exp. 4/22/17 (SS 04/02/17) [6-ct.+] $5.98 $5.48 91.64%
$0.50/1 Lady Speed Stick, exp. 4/22/17 (SS 04/02/17 R) [2.3-oz.+] $2.99 $2.49 83.28%
$1/2 Lance Sandwich Cracker Variety, exp. 6/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) [8.4-oz. to 30.3-oz.] $5.98 $4.98 83.28%
$0.75/2 Lucky Leaf Fruit Fillings, exp. 5/15/17 (SS 04/02/17 R) $5.98 $5.23 87.46%
$0.50/1 Lysol Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, exp. 5/16/17 (SS 04/02/17) $3.89 $3.39 87.15%
$0.50/1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray or Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, exp. 5/16/17 (SS 04/02/17) [12.5-oz.+] $4.99 $4.49 89.98%
$0.50/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners, exp. 5/16/17 (SS 04/02/17) [24-oz.+] $3.96 $3.46 87.37%
$1/1 Marzetti veggie Dip (SS 04/02/17 R) [8-oz.] $3.99 $2.99 74.94%
$1/1 MegaRed Product, exp. 7/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) $21.99 $20.99 95.45%
$0.40/1 Pam Cooking Spray, exp. 5/29/17 (SS 04/02/17 R) $2.88 $2.48 86.11%
$3/1 Poise Pads, exp. 4/29/17 (SS 04/02/17) [45-ct.+] $11.98 $5.00 Ibotta $3.98 33.22%
$2/1 Poise Product, exp. 4/29/17 (SS 04/02/17) [Excludes 14-ct. to 26-ct. liners and 10-ct. pads] $11.98 $5.00 Ibotta $4.98 41.57%
$1/2 Revlon Colorsilk Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 4/16/17 (SS 04/02/17) $7.98 $6.40 80.18%
$1/2 Revlon Hair Color Products, exp. 4/16/17 (SS 04/02/17) $7.98 $6.98 87.47%
$0.75/1 Sargento Sweet Balanced Breaks, exp. 6/9/17 (SS 04/02/17 R) $2.99 $0.75 checkout 51 $1.49 49.83%
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant, exp. 4/22/17 (SS 04/02/17) [2.7-oz.+; Excludes 2-oz., 1.8-oz., 1.7-oz. and 0.5-oz.] $2.99 $2.49 83.28%
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant, exp. 4/22/17 (SS 04/02/17) [2.3-oz.+; Excludes 1.7-oz., 1.4-oz. and 0.5-oz. trial size] $2.99 $2.49 83.28%
B1G1 Speed Stick Overtime or Speed Stick Irish Spring or Lady Speed Stick Unstoppable AP/Deodorant, exp. 4/22/17 (SS 04/02/17) [Up to $3.49] $5.98 $2.99 50.00%
$3/1 Starbucks K-Cup Pods, exp. 6/2/17 (SS 04/02/17 R) [Boxes] $7.99 $4.99 62.45%
$2/2 Starbucks K-Cup Pods, exp. 6/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) [Boxes] $15.98 $13.98 87.48%
$3/2 Starbucks Packaged Coffee, exp. 6/2/17 (SS 04/02/17 R) [Bags 10-oz.+] $15.98 $12.98 81.23%
$2/2 Starbucks Packaged Coffee, exp. 6/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) [10-oz.+] $15.98 $13.98 87.48%
$1/2 Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids Soft & Chewy Candy, exp. 5/13/17 (SS 04/02/17) [6.5-oz.+] $6.76 $1.20/2 checkout 51 $4.56 67.46%
$1.50/1 Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste, exp. 7/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) [ETS] $4.99 $3.49 69.94%
$2/2 Tom’s of Maine Products, exp. 7/2/17 (SS 04/02/17) [ETS] $8.98 $6.98 77.73%
$1/1 Woolite Detergent, exp. 5/15/17 (SS 04/02/17) [50-oz., 75-oz., or 100-oz.] $9.49 $8.49 89.46%
$1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 5/6/17 (SS 04/02/17) $4.00 $3.00 75.00%
$1/2 Ziploc Containers, exp. 5/6/17 (SS 04/02/17) $6.58 $5.58 84.80%

RP 4/2/17

$1/1 Act Adult Mouthwash, exp. 6/4/17 (RP 04/02/17) [ETS] $4.99 $3.99 79.96%
$1/1 Act Kids Product, exp. 6/4/17 (RP 04/02/17) [ETS] $4.49 $3.49 77.73%
$10/1 Allegra Allergy, exp. 4/8/17 (RP 04/02/17) [60-ct. or 70-ct.] $33.97 $23.97 70.56%
$8/1 Allegra Allergy, exp. 4/8/17 (RP 04/02/17 R) [60-ct. to 70-ct.] $33.97 $25.97 76.45%
$5/1 Allegra Allergy 24HR, exp. 4/29/17 (RP 04/02/17) [25-ct.+] $23.98 $18.98 79.15%
$4/1 Allegra Allergy 24HR (RP 04/02/17 R) [24-ct.+] $23.98 $19.98 83.32%
$3/1 Allegra Children’s Allergy Product, exp. 4/29/17 (RP 04/02/17) $12.98 $9.98 76.89%
$5/1 Allegra Children’s Allergy Product, exp. 4/8/17 (RP 04/02/17) [8-oz. or 24-ct.] $10.97 $5.97 54.42%
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) $4.49 $4.04 89.98%
$1/1 Angel Soft Mega Bathroom Tissue, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) [6 roll+] $10.99 $9.99 90.90%
$0.25/1 Brawny Paper Towel, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) $6.99 $6.74 96.42%
$0.35/1 Country Crock Buttery Spread or Buttery Sticks, exp. 4/16/17 (RP 04/02/17) $2.00 $1.65 82.50%
$0.50/1 Country Crock Spread (RP 04/02/17 R) $2.00 $1.50 75.00%
$0.50/1 Degree Men Dry Protection or Fresh Deodorant Product, exp. 4/30/17 (RP 04/02/17) [Excludes twin packs and trial/travel] $3.99 $3.49 87.47%
$1/1 Degree Men MotionSense, Extra Fresh or Clinical Protection Deodorant Product, exp. 4/30/17 (RP 04/02/17) [Excludes twin packs and trial/travel] $3.99 $2.99 74.94%
$0.50/1 Degree Women Dry Protection Deodorant Product, exp. 4/30/17 (RP 04/02/17) [Excludes twin packs and trial and travel sizes] $3.99 $3.49 87.47%
$1/1 Degree Women MotionSense, Ultra Clear or Clinical Protection Deodorant Product, exp. 4/30/17 (RP 04/02/17) [Excludes twin packs and trial/travel] $3.99 $2.99 74.94%
$1.50/2 Dixie Everyday Plates or Ultra Plates, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) [85-ct.+ 9? or 50-ct.+ 10? everyday; 64-ct. 9? or 44-ct. 10? ultra] $10.96 $9.46 86.31%
$1/2 Dixie Plates, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) $6.38 $5.38 84.33%
$3/1 Estroven Sleep Cool or Stress Plus Mood (RP 04/02/17 R) $14.99 $11.99 79.99%
$1/1 Gold Bond Cream or Lotion, exp. 4/29/17 (RP 04/02/17) [2.4-oz.+] $6.99 $5.99 85.69%
$1.50/1 Gold Bond Eczema Relief, Rough & Bumpy Skin, Diabetic’s Dry Skin Relief, Strength & Resilience, Dark Spot Minimizing, Neck & Chest Firming, or Lotion, exp. 4/29/17 (RP 04/02/17) [13-oz.+; Excludes hand creams] $6.99 $5.49 78.54%
$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies Cereal, exp. 5/14/17 (RP 04/02/17 R) [9-oz.+] $5.00 $4.00 80.00%
$0.75/1 Lipton Tea Bags, K-cups, Liquid, or Tea Mix, exp. 5/1/17 (RP 04/02/17 R) $3.48 $2.73 78.45%
$1.50/2 M&M’s Candy packages 9.5 oz or larger $5.98 $4.48 74.92%
$1.50/1 Polident Denture Cleanser Tablets, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) [84-ct.+] $3.99 $2.49 62.41%
$1/2 Purina Brand Cat Snacks, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) $3.98 $2.98 74.87%
$1/2 Purina Brand Dog Snacks, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) [5.5-oz.+] $7.98 $0.75 ibotta $6.23 78.07%
$1/10 Purina Cans Fancy Feast Medleys Gourmet Cat Food, exp. 7/31/17 (RP 04/02/17) $6.90 $5.90 85.51%
$1/1 Purina Fancy Feast Brand Cat Treats, exp. 7/31/17 (RP 04/02/17) $1.69 $0.69 40.83%
$1/10 Purina Fancy Feast Broths Gourmet Cat Complements, exp. 7/31/17 (RP 04/02/17) $13.90 $12.90 92.81%
$1/10 Purina Purely Fancy Feast Brand Wet Cat Food, exp. 7/31/17 (RP 04/02/17) [Tray] $13.90 $12.90 92.81%
$0.55/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil, exp. 4/30/17 (RP 04/02/17 R) [35-sqft.+] $1.78 $1.23 69.10%
$1/1 Stainmaster Carpet High Traffic Cleaner, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) $5.99 $4.99 83.31%
$1/1 Stainmaster Carpet Stain Remover or Pet Stain Remover, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) $5.99 $4.99 83.31%
FREE Super Poligrip Product, exp. 5/2/17 (RP 04/02/17) [0.75-oz.; Up to $2.35] $9.98 $7.63 76.45%
$1/1 TRESemme Styling Product, exp. 4/16/17 (RP 04/02/17) [ETS] $1.50 $0.50 33.33%
$1/1 Wright Bacon (RP 04/02/17 R) $9.99 $8.99 89.99%
P&G 4/2/17
$2/1 Always Discreet Incontinence Liner or Pad, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes other Always Products and trial/travel] $5.99 $3.99 66.61%
$2/1 Always Discreet Underwear, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes other Always Products and trial/travel] $11.99 $9.99 83.32%
$0.50/1 Always Liners or Always Wipes, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [30-ct.+ liners; 20-ct.+ wipes; Excludes Always Discreet] $5.48 $4.98 90.88%
$0.50/1 Always Pads or Always Wipes Product, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [11-ct.+ pads; Excludes Always Discreet] $5.48 $4.98 90.88%
$1/1 Always Radiant or Infinity Pads, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [11-ct.+] $6.99 $5.99 85.69%
$0.50/1 Bounty Bounty Basic or Charmin Essentials Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes single roll and trial/travel] $5.79 $5.29 91.36%
$1/1 Bounty Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [6-ct.+; Includes 2 huge roll; ETS] $9.99 $8.99 89.99%
$1/1 Charmin Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [6-ct.+; Includes 4 mega roll; ETS] $6.99 $5.99 85.69%
$5/1 Crest 3D White Glamorous White, 1 Hr Express, Professional Effects, FlexFit Gentle Routine, Monthly Whitening Boost or Whitestrips with Light, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $34.00 $29.00 85.29%
$1/1 Crest Mouthwash, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [16-oz.+; ETS] $4.99 $3.99 79.96%
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste, Liquid Gel or Kids Toothpaste, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [3-oz.+ toothpaste; Excludes Crest Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar Control and Trial/travel size] $3.99 $2.99 74.94%
$4/1 Gillette Gillette or Venus Refill Pack, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [4-ct.+] $9.97 $5.97 59.88%
$1/1 Gillette Gillette, Venus or Satin Care Shave Gel, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [5.9-oz.+; Excludes foamy] $3.69 $2.69 72.90%
$3/1 Gillette Razor or Disposable, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [2-ct.+; Excludes Sensor2 2-ct.] $7.97 $4.97 62.36%
$2/1 Head & Shoulders or Clinical Solutions, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [12.8-oz.+; ETS] $4.99 $2.99 59.92%
$5/2 Head & Shoulders or Clinical Solutions, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [12.8-oz.+; ETS] $9.98 $4.98 49.90%
$2/1 Luvs Diapers, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $7.49 $5.49 73.30%
$2/1 Metamucil Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes Meta Health Bar 1-ct. size] $6.99 wafers 12 ct $4.99 71.39%
$0.75/1 Mr. Clean Liquid, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $2.27 $1.52 66.96%
$0.50/1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $2.98 $2.48 83.22%
$1/1 Olay Bars or Body Wash, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [4-ct.+ bars; Excludes trial/sizes and 1 bar] $6.99 $5.99 85.69%
$2/1 Olay Facial Moisturizers or Facial Cleansers, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $6.99 $4.99 71.39%
$2/1 Olay ProX, Regenerist or Luminous Facial Moisturizer or Olay Eyes, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $21.99 $19.99 90.90%
$2/1 Olay Total Effects Facial Moisturizer, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes Olay Eyes and trial/travel] $21.99 $19.99 90.90%
$1/1 Old Spice Body Wash or Bar Soap, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $3.99 $2.99 74.94%
$1/1 Old Spice Shampoo 2-in-1 or Styling Product, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $4.59 $3.59 78.21%
$1/1 Oral-B Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes Health Clean, Cavity Defense, Indicator and trial/travel] $3.99 $2.99 74.94%
$1/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Picks, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Twin or triple floss or 150-ct. picks] $2.99 $1.99 66.56%
$5/2 Pampers Diapers or Easy Ups Training Underwear, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [boxes; ETS] $49.88 $44.88 89.98%
$3 off Pampers Easy Ups Training Underwear or UnderJams Absorbent Night Wear, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [(2) bags or (1) box] $8.99 $5.99 66.63%
$0.50/1 Pampers Wipes, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [56-ct.+; ETS] $2.48 $1.98 79.84%
$1/1 Pantene Pantene Expert or Gold Series Product, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $4.99 $3.99 79.96%
$2/2 Pantene Products, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes 6.7-oz. and trial/travel] $9.98 $7.98 79.96%
$5/3 Pantene Products, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes 6.7-oz. and trial/travel] $14.97 $9.97 66.60%
$0.50/1 Pepto Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) 4 oz $2.99 $2.49 83.28%
$6/2 Prilosec OTC Product, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [42-ct.] $47.76 Hyvee Coupon $6/2 $35.76 74.87%
$0.25/1 Puffs Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes Single Puffs To Go Packs and trial/travel] $1.00 $0.75 75.00%
$2/1 Secret Clinical or Gillette Clinical, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [1.6-oz.+; ETS] $7.49 $5.49 73.30%
$1/1 Secret Secret, Old Spice or Gillette AP/Deodorant, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [2.6-oz.+; Excludes Clinical and trial/travel] $3.99 $2.99 74.94%
$1/1 Sinex Product $7.99 $6.99 87.48%
FREE Swiffer Swiffer Refill wyb Starter Kit, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes all Duster Starter Kits and trial/travel] $29.96 $14.02 46.80%
$1/1 Tampax Pearl or Radiant Tampons, exp. 4/15/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [16-ct.+] $4.49 $3.49 77.73%
$3/1 Venus Razor or Venus/Daisy Disposable, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [2-ct.+; Excludes Daisy2 2-ct.] $6.97 $3.97 56.96%
$1/1 Vicks Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [Excludes Sine, Vaporous, ZZZQuil and trial/travel size] $6.99 $5.99 85.69%
$1/1 ZZZQuil Product, exp. 4/29/17 (P&G 04/02/17) [ETS] $7.97 $6.97 87.45%

Hyvee Deals for 04/07/17 – 04/08/17

Hyvee deals for the weekend!

I don’t do anything except Hy-Vee because most other stores can be found on the Krazy Coupon Lady Website – Here

Ad Price Hyvee Coupons Ibotta Checkout 51 Printable Coupons Sunday coupon Total
7up 6 packs $6.00 / 4 $6.00 / 4
Aquafina water $12.00 / 3 $12.00 / 3
Aunt Jemima Syrup $5.00 / 2 $1/2 SS 02/12 $4.00/2
Banquest meat pie $9.00 / 10 $9.00 / 10
Barilla Pasta $5.00 / 4 $1/3 RP 02/12 $4.00/4
Bar-S Jumbo franks $0.98 $0.98
Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream $7.00 / 2 $7.00 / 2
Betty Crocker Potatoes $5.00 / 4 $5.00 / 4
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $5.00 / 4 $5.00 / 4
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Novelties $7.00 / 2 $7.00 / 2
Bount paper towels $9.99 $1.00 $1.00 Southern savers $1.00 Pg 04/02 $6.99
Buckley Farms Boneless Chicken Breasts $3.99 $3.99
Budweiser 30 pack cans $21.99 $2.50 $19.49
Busch $19.99 $19.99
Cadbury egg single $2.00 / 3 $2/3 SS 03/26 Freebie
Capri Sun $2.48 $2.48
Cascade Action Packs $3.49 $0.25 $3.24
Charmin Bath tissue $9.99 $1.00 $8.99
Chobani yogurt $10.00 / 10 $1/3 SS 03/19 $9/10 if you have 3 SS $7/10
Clorox Bleach $3.99 $0.25 $3.74
Clorox Toilet bowl $4.00 / 2 $0.25 $3.75/2
Coke 12 pack $11.00 / 3 $11.00 / 3
Dannon light and fit Greek yogurt $7.00 / 2 $7.00 / 2
Dawn dishwashing liquid $2.68 $0.25 $2.43
Doritos 7-10 oz $1.88 $1.88
Downy Unstopables $7.99 $3.00 $3.00 PG 04/02 $1.99
Earth Balance Spread $4.98 $1.00 $1.25 $1.00 Southern savers $1.73
Edy’s Ice Cream $10.00 / 3 $10.00 / 3
Febreze $4.49 $1.00 $3.49
Freschetta Pizza $9.00 / 2 $0.50 $8.50/2
Gain Flings 32-42 $9.99 $3.00 $3.00 PG 04/02 $3.99
General Mills Cereal $2.99 $1.00/2 $1/2 SS 03/09 $2.99/2
Glad Trash Bags $6.99 $1.50 Southern savers $5.49
Ground Beef $1.88 $1.88
Hershey’s Baking Chips $1.88 $1.88
Hillshire Farms $2.99 $2.99
Hormel Black Label Bacon $3.99 $0.50 SS 03/12 $3.49
Jack’s Original pizza $10.00 / 4 $10.00 / 4
Johnsonville Meatballs $4.99 $4.99
Jose Ole Burrito/chimichanga $1.00 / 10 $1.00 / 10
Kleenex $4.48 $1/4 SS 03/12 $7.48/4
Kraft Mayonnaise $4.00 / 2 $1/2 SS 04/02 $3.00/2
Krat Mac and Cheese 5 pack $4.29 $4.29
Lay’s Kettle cooked $1.88 $1.88
Lays Potato Chips $5.00 / 2 $5.00 / 2
Libman Wonder Mop $11.49 $3 Libman facebook $8.99
Lunchables $10.00 / 10 $10.00 / 10
Michelob Ultra $11.99 $1.50 $10.49
Pepsi 12 pack $12.00 / 3 $12.00 / 3
Diet Pepsi 12 pack $12.00 / 3 $0.50 $11.50/3
Pepsi Zero 12 Pack $12.00 / 3 $1.00 $11.00/3
Powerade $0.79 $0.79
Purina Dog Chow $11.96 $11.96
Quaker Breakfast Squares $3.29 $1.00 $1.00 RP 03/05 $1.29
Quaker Cap’n Crunch $5.00 / 2 $5.00 / 2
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $4.00 / 2 $4.00 / 2
Quaker Instand oatmeal $5.00 / 2 $5.00 / 2
Quaker Life $5.00 / 2 $5.00 / 2
Quaker Oats $5.00 / 2 $5.00 / 2
Quorn Meatless and soy-free $4.99 $1.25 $1.25 $1.99
Ragu Pasta $3.00 / 2 $3.00 / 2
Reese’s eggs $7.00 / 2 $2/3 SS 03/26 $8.50/3
Sara Lee Bread $5.00 / 2 $5.00 / 2
Sargento Shreds $5.00 / 2 $1.00 $0.25 $3.75/2
Sargento String Cheese $4.99 $0.50 $0.55 Southern savers $4.04
Scrubbing Bubbles $6.00 / 2 $6.00 / 2
Shout $6.00 / 2 $6.00 / 2
Skippy Peanut Butter $1.48 $0.55 http://www.peanutbutter.com/ $0.93
Starbucks Coffee $7.99 $2.00/2 $13.98/2
Stouffer’s Lasagna $12.98 $12.98
Stouffer’s satifying servings $12.98 $12.98
Swiffer dusters $7.99 $7.99
Tide laundry detergent $9.99 $2.00 $3.00 PG 04/02 $4.99
Tide Pods 32-42 $9.99 $3.00 $3.00 PG 04/02 $6.00
Windex $6.00 / 2 $1.00 SS 03/12 $5.00/2
Xtra Laundry Detergent $1.77 $1.77
Yoplait Yogurt $0.39 $0.50/5 $0.50/5 Southern savers $0.95/5

 

Hy-Vee Deals for 3/29-4/04

So I had a few people ask me if I could show what I do to find deals in my area.  I live in the Midwest currently and shop at Hy-Vee as much as possible (it’s literally across the street from my house)

First, of course, get a loyalty/rewards card. I also have an application on my phone called Ibotta (use my referral code and get $10 just for signing up! “Dsxmbbo”) that gives me rebates by taking photos of my receipts. (This is SO helpful!) And I always get the Sunday coupons. My printer is broken so I currently do not print of coupons form online, however, I will include them for those who do.

Next, I sit down with the ads for the week and start checking off what is on sale and what has rebates. I’ve shopped at Hy-Vee for so long that I pretty much know what the prices are and whether or not it is a good deal. For those who don’t, you can find the prices online usually on the website of the grocery store.

So, for now, Let’s look at the ad for this week 03/29/17 – 04/04/17

I know it is already the 3rd so I don’t plan to go too in depth with this but I hope to make something like a database of the great deals each week.

I find that it is easier for me to go through the Ibotta application and write down the rebates on it first. I love Ibotta and usually manage to get around $50 a month back using it so I always want to find the best deals using it first.

Sargento String Cheese – Ibotta $.50/1 – SS 01/15/17 $.75/1  – Normally $5.19 so using coupons the price ends up being $3.94  –  This is a great price for the Sargento Cheese! However, if you are looking for the cheapest, Hy-Vee brand String Cheese is still less at $3.48

The main thing is not to use coupons just to use the coupons. For my family, there are a few items we have to have Name Brand (like Heinz Ketchup!) but when it comes to cheese, we will always go with the cheapest one.

InnovAsian Cuisine® entrée – Ibotta $1.00/1 – Hy-Vee Digital coupon $1.00/1 – the ad price is $4.99 so the total price ends up being $2.99 after the Ibotta rebate. If you are looking for an easy meal for 2, this would be a good buy

Van’s Simply Delicious Products – Ibotta $.75/1 – Van’s Printable Coupon $1.25/1 – This is for any of the Gluten Free products so I can’t show you are precise price but if you are interested in Gluten Free, then this could be a good deal.

Lindsay Recloseables California Ripe Olives – Ibotta $1.00/1 – Lindsay Olives Printable Coupon $1.00/1 – Not on sale but they are usually $2.29 so this makes them a cheap and easy $0.29!

Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle Organic – Ibotta $1.00/1 – SS 03/05 $1.00/1 – Honestly, I have an addiction to these and would buy them with just one deal/coupon. Normally $3.99, this makes these half the price. The best part is, Ibotta has a separate deal for each flavor so you can get several dollars back on them! And if you happen to have extra Smart Source coupons, they will stack since each item is different.

Sargento Chef Blends – Ibotta $1.00/2 – Hy-Vee Sale 2 for $5.00 – Making them $2.00 ea.  Again, if you are a Sargento fan then this is a good deal, however, Hy-Vee brand shredded cheese is 3 for $5.00 so that makes it $1.66 ea.

Ruffle Potato Chips – Ibotta $.50/1 – Hy-Vee Sale 2 for $6.00 – This makes them $2.75 ea – If you love Ruffles, this is a pretty good deal. I however, chose Hy-Vee brand Wavy Potato Chips for $1.98,

Nestle Nesquick Powder – Ibotta $1.00/1 – No other coupons, but this Ibotta rebate says Strawberry or Chocolate with ANY size. Hy-Vee has them regularly at $2.98 so this makes a 9.3 oz canister only $1.98.

Trident Gum – Ibotta $1.50/3 – there’s a printable coupon for $1.59/3 here – These are regularly $1.18 ea so with both the rebate and the coupon, the total ends up being $0.45 for all 3!  This is a pretty great deal but you want to be super sure that the packages you pick up are the ones that are eligible. This is pretty easy as Ibotta lets you scan the item in the app before purchase to ensure it is the correct one.

Smartmade by Smartones – Ibotta $0.75/1 – Hy-Vee Ad 2 for $6.00 – This makes them $2.60 ea. For some, that is a great deal! We however, have found that they just are not good. There is very very little actual food in them. I marked a note to myself to show you how to make these freezer meals for way cheaper!

Daiya Dairy-Free Cheeze Lover’s Gluten-Free Pizza – Ibotta $1.00/1 any size any variety – there are no other coupons but there is a 10 cent fuel saver on these! It is not a lot but this one is for the select few like me who need the gluten free items. The total ends up being $6.99 which really isn’t any different than other frozen pizzas.

Quorn Meatless and Soy-Free Products – Ibotta $1.25/1 – (also $1.25/1 on Checkout 51. I haven’t used that app yet though) – No other coupons, however the Meatballs are on sale for $3.98 making the total $2.75 (or $3.75 if it is another item). Again, this is not a super amazing deal, however, those who can’t have soy or meat will love the deal (it’s also cheaper than other meatless items!). There is also a 7 cent fuel saver on the regular priced “meats.”

Deep River Snacks Kettle Cooked Potato Chips or Honchos Organic Tortilla Chips – Ibotta $0.50/1 – printable coupon at Common Kindness $1/2 – Ibotta has 2 separate rebates, one for each flavor so you can buy one of each flavor and use the coupon to turn the original price of $2.49 ea down to $1.49 ea.

Hillshire Snacking Rustic Harvest Small Plates – Ibotta $0.50/1 – Printable coupon from Coupons.com for $0.75/1 here – ends up at $1.84  – These are lke a much tastier grown up version of lunchables. Normally, $3.09 the new total of $1.84 is a good deal if you like meats and cheese with little cracker.

Clif bars MOJO – Ibotta $0.50 – Hy-Vee ad for $1.18 –  total of $0.68

Wholesome! Organic Cane Sugar – Ibotta $1.00/1 – No other coupons but this is a pretty good deal for those who use the organic cane sugar. It’s cheaper with the Ibotta rebate than the other brands – Tatal ends up being $3.39

And that’s about it!  I usually go through the Ad again and check and see if I can find coupons for anything that I really want but I wanted to show how to use the Ibotta App first. I plan to put out a deal page on Wednesdays or Thursdays with all the deal information along with where to find a coupon Database so you can do it yourself!