Upcoming Coupon Class

I will be teaching a Coupon Class at the Urbandale Public Library, on January 26 at 6 PM.  For those of you wanting to know more about couponing, how to organize or have questions, I would love to see you there.  Further details on the class and how to signup will be posted in the upcoming weeks.  We may also be doing a coupon swap for all those that attend, immediately following the class. ~Danielle

Weekly Shopping List Updated: 11/10/11

My shopping list for this week has been posted.  Check it out by clicking on the Weekly Shopping List link found in the Savvy Shopper and Weekly Ads menus on the right hand side of this page.   In addition to items I am purchasing with coupons, I have also included some of the items that are sale at great prices.

Sargento Sliced Cheese for $1.75

Location: HyVee

Sargento Sliced Cheese is on sale at HyVee this week for $.250 each.  Use your coupon from the past Des Moines Sunday Register Coupon Inserts and save an additional 75 cents.  Final cost to you, only $1.75 per package.

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;  Coupon Expires: 11/20/11

Activia Yogurt for $1.00

Location: HyVee

This week Activia Yogurt is on sale at HyVee for $2.00 for a 4 pack.  Use your coupons from the past Des Moines Sunday Register Coupon inserts and save $1.00.  Final cost to you, only $1 per pack.  This makes each yogurt even cheaper than the 29 cent HyVee branded product that is also on sale.

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;   Coupon Expires: 11/27/11

HyVee Yogurt for 29 cents

Location: HyVee

This week HyVee has their store brand yogurt on sale for 29 cents each.  It does not indicate if low fat or fat free are included.  I recommend checking the store for further details.

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella and Oskaloosa

Bananas 39 cents a Pound

Location: HyVee

This Saturday only, Bananas are on sale at HyVee for only 39 cents a pound.  Great healthy alternative as the holiday season is upon us.

Sale Expires: 11/12/11

Banquet Meals for 68 cents

Location: HyVee

Need a quick meal or something easy to fix at work.  Banquet Frozen Meals are on sale this week at HyVee for only 68 cents each.  That is 20 to 30 cents less than the normal price at Walmart.   The sale is Saturday only so get there early.

Sale Expires: 11/12/11

Milk for $1.28

Location: HyVee

This Saturday only, HyVee has 1/2 Gallons of Milk on sale for $1.28.  I normally buy milk in the gallon size, but by buying 2 half gallons instead, I will have significant savings.   The ad does not say that quantities are limited which is unusual.  I would recommend getting to the store early to ensure you get the amount you need.

Sale Expires: 11/12/11

Totinos Pizza for 80 cents

Location: Fareway Knoxville

This week Totinos Frozen Pizzas are on sale at Fareway in the Knoxville, Pella and Oskaloosa stores for $1 each.  Buy 5 and use your coupon from past Des Moines Sunday Register inserts for $1.00 off the purchase of 5.  That makes each pizza on 80 cents.  These are great for a quick meal.  Make them better and more filling by adding some veggies to them as well.

Sale Expires: 11/15; Coupon Expires: Various dates in December

Cereal for $1.50

Location: Fareway Des Moines

This week General Mills Cereal, Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch is on sale for $2.50 a box.  However, if you buy 4 boxes, there is an in ad coupon giving you $4 savings.  That means you only pay $.150 a box.  Plus, check your stash of coupons.  If you have manufacturer coupons for any of these products, you can use those in addition to the $4 coupon, giving you even great savings.

Sale Expires: 11/14

Swanson Broth 40 cents

Location: Fareway

Swanson Chicken and Beef Broth is on sale at Fareway for 50 cents a can.  Purchase 5 cans and then use the coupon from the Des Moines Sunday Register inserts for 50 cents off 5 cans.  Results in each can costing you only 40 cents.  Versatile product with lots of uses in the upcoming holiday season.

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;  Coupon Expires: 12/31/11

Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup Less Than 50 cents

Location: Fareway

This week Fareway has Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup on sale for 60 cents in Des Moines and 59 cents in the Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa area.  Buy 3 cans, and use your coupon from the Des Moines Register for 40 cents off any three Campbells Condensed Soups.  That results in a price less than 50 cents a can.

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;  Coupon Expires: 11/15 and 12/15

Hungry Jack Potatoes for 50 cents and $1.00

Location: Fareway

This week Hungry Jack Hash Browns and Mashed Potatoes are on sale for $1.50.  Coupons can be found in the store for $1 off 2 packages.  Making these items $1 each.   The Hungry Jack Scalloped style Potatoes are on sale for $1 a box.  Use the $1 off 2 coupon on these, and pay only 50 cents a box!

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;  Coupon Expires: 12/31/11

Folgers and Dunkin Donuts Coffee on Sale

Location: Fareway

This week Fareway has Folgers and Dunkin Donuts coffees on sale.  Folgers is $8.88.  Dunkin Donuts is 6.99.  There have been coupons in the past weeks for $1.00 off Folgers.  If you are a coffee drinker, don’t pass up this sale.

Sale Expires:  11/15 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;  Coupon Expires: 12/3/11

Michelina’s Frozen Meal for 50 cents

Location: Fareway

Michelina’s Lean Gourmet Frozen meals are on sale at Fareway this week for 5 for $5.  The ad does not require a purchase of 5, so you could purchase less and still get the $1 per item price.   The past couple issues of the All You Magazine have had coupons for $1 off the purchase of 2 Lean Gourmet meals.  Purchase 2 items, use the coupon and pay only 50 cents per meal.  Great product to grab from the freezer when you forgot to pack your lunch!

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;   Coupon Expires: 12/31/11

Brownies for 63 cents

Location: Fareway

Pillsbury Brownie mix is on sale for 98 cents.  Use your 35 cent off coupon from this past week’s Des Moines Sunday Register Coupon inserts and pay only 63 cents.  Great for making a quick treat or potluck item during the upcoming holiday season.

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;    Coupon Expires 1/31/12

Crisco Spray for $1.39

Location: Fareway

Crisco Spray is on sale this week at Fareway for $1.89.  Use the 50 cent off coupon from this past week’s Des Moines Sunday Register inserts and pay only $1.39.

Need Crisco Shortening instead?  It is also on sale at Fareway for $2.99.  The same coupon is good on any Crisco product, so you could pay only $2.49 for the shortening. 

Remember to think and plan ahead for any baking you will be doing during the holiday season.  Take advantage of the deals on baking products over the next several weeks.

Sale Expires: 11/14 Des Moines; 11/15 Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa;   Coupon Expires: 1/31/12

Printable Coupons Available on Major Store Websites

Target, Walmart, Kmart and Dollar General now have printable coupon sections on their websites.   See the links to these in the “Printable Coupons” section on the right side menu of this page.

Target Store Brand Coupons

Location:  Target

Check out Target’s website, www.target.com, then click on the Coupons icon.   Target now has printable coupons for their store brands, Market Pantry and Up & Up.

Free 20 oz Mello Yello

Location: Casey’s

Check out the doors in the pop section of Casey’s for coupons for a Free 20 oz Mello Yello or Mello Yello Zero when you purchase 10 gallons in gas.   Even if you don’t drink pop, you could still get the free product and pass it on to someone else who might enjoy it.

Coupon Expires: 12/31/11

WHO TV 13 to air Coupon News Segment

Don’t miss the Coupon Do’s and Don’ts Special on WHO-TV 13 News in Central Iowa.  It airs on 11/7/11 at 10 pm CST.  Myself and 2 other central Iowa women were interviewed for the special news segment.   There should be some great information and will shed a positive light on couponing in Iowa.

Free Produce from Hefty

Location: HyVee

At a few of the Des Moines area HyVees I have a seen a coupon display for $1 of free produce when you purchase any 1 Hefty Green Ziploc Bag.  This is a good deal, but what makes it even better is that often HyVee will have the Ziploc bags on sale for $1.  Get some of the coupons and if you can find the bags on sale, you will pay only $1 for the bags and produce.  Great deal of fresh food items!

Coupon Expires: 12/31/11

Free Idaho Potatoes Coupons

Location: All You Magazine

The current issue of All You magazine, sold only at Wal-Mart Stores, has a coupon for a free box of Idaho Potatoes.  No purchase required with the coupon.  A great deal you don’t want to miss out on!

Coupon Expires: 12/31/11

Mello Yello for 45 cents

Location: Caseys Convenience Stores

Currently, Caseys has Mello Yello and Mello Yello Zero, 20 oz bottles, on sale, 2 for $2.  Additionally, there are coupons on the cooler doors for 55 cents off one 20 oz bottle of Mello Yello.  Combine the coupons and the sale and pay only 45 cents a bottle (plus deposit).

Coupon Expires; 12/31/11

Get $10 in V8 Coupons

Check out the V8 Juice website for $10 in V8 juice coupons.  http://www.v8juice.com/Coupons.aspx  Great products including their new V8 Fusion Smoothie and V8 Fusion + Energy products.  Thanks for the tip Mom and Dad!

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