Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Vacation 5/30 - 6/13

Hello friends, I'm taking a few weeks off for summer vacation. In the meantime, here are some resources for you:

Previous entries from The Frugal Townie:

Weekly Ads for Lawrence:

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grocery Deals Round-Up: 5/23- 5/29

Ice cream and outdoor/pool toys are on sale everywhere (especially cheap at Aldi), so time to stock up on those if you are interested. Lots of good deals on grilling/bbq foods- get them now for the holiday weekend.

Lots of berries on sale, so try Berry Yogurt Popsicles, this weeks frugal recipe from Romance on a Dime. 

Blueberries- $1.49/ pint @ Aldi
Cantaloupe- $1.49/ea @ Aldi
Carrots (baby)- $0.88/lb @ Checkers
Grapes- $1.48/ lb @ Checkers
Limes- 10/ $1 @ Checkers
Raspberries or Blackberries- $1.88/ 6oz @ Checkers
Strawberries- $0.99/lb @ Aldi
Sweet Corn- $0.99/ 4pk @ Aldi
Vidalia Onions- $0.99/ 2lb bag @ Aldi
Watermelon (seedless)- $3.69/ea @ Aldi

Bratwurst- $1.99/lb pk @ Aldi
Bologna (Bar-S)- $0.88/ 12oz pk @ Checkers
Buns (Burger or Dog)- $0.79/ 8pk @ Aldi
Chicken (boneless breast)- $1.69/lb @ Aldi (Weds 5/23 only!) OR Checkers (all week)
Chicken (thighs or drumsticks)- $0.99/lb @ Aldi
Chicken (leg quarters)- $5.90/ 10lb bag ($0.59/lb) @ Dillons
Eggs- $0.74/doz @ Aldi (unadvertised, not sure how long this will last! I got some last night.)
Franks (Jumbo)- $0.99/lb pk @ Aldi
Fruit (frozen) (mango, strawberries, etc.)- $3.29/ 32oz bag @ Aldi
Ketchup (Hunts)- $0.69/ea (limit 2) @ HyVee
Pickle (relish, slices, chips, etc.)- $0.99/ 16oz jar @ Aldi
Pickle (spears, chips) - $1.19/ 24-36oz jars @ Aldi
Pork Chops- $1.98/lb @ Checkers
Pork Spare Ribs- $1.88/lb @ Checkers
Vegetables (frozen, Country Fare)- $0.88/ea @ HyVee


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grocery Deals Round-Up 5/16 - 5/22

 Hi all- there are some nice produce deals this week, plus good prices on some standard pantry / freezer items. This week I have also included some of the best "everyday" non-sale prices I've pulled from the price book I keep. It's always good to be informed, and I noticed when looking at the ads today that some of the sale prices on items at the other stores are higher than the everyday prices on the same items at Aldi. These are things I buy there all the time and have always been completely satisfied with the quality of the items. This week I also made sure to include cookout type items. Enjoy!

The coordinating frugal recipe from Romance on a Dime this week is Summer Berry & Plum Pudding - try it and let us know what you think!


Avocados- $0.89/ea @Aldi (everyday price)
Blueberries - $3.98/ 18 oz pkg @ Checkers
Carrots (baby)- $0.59/bag @ Aldi
Corn (Sweet)- $0.99/ 4 ears @ Aldi
Cucumbers- $0.29/ea @ Aldi
Green Beans- $0.88/lb @ Checkers
Lettuce (Iceberg) - $0.59/ head @ Aldi
Limes- $1.00/ 10 limes @ Checkers 
Mushrooms- $0.99/ pkg @ Aldi (everyday price)
Onions (Vidalia)- $0.50/lb @ Checkers
Peppers (Bell multi color)- $2.29 for pk of 3 ($0.75/ea) @ Aldi (everyday price)
Pineapple- $1.29/ea @ Aldi
Raspberries- $1.98/ 6oz @ Checkers
Strawberries- $0.99/ lb @ Aldi
Tomatoes (Vine)- $0.99/ 24oz bag @ Aldi
Watermelon (seedless)- $3.69/ea @ Aldi


Bacon (Farmland)- $2.98/ lb pkg @ Checkers
Beef (ground, 85% lean)- $2.69/lb @ HyVee
Buns (Dog or Burger)- $0.79/ea @ Aldi
Cheese (shred, slice, or block Kroger)- $1.79/ pkg @ Dillons
Chicken Breasts (frozen)- $5.49/ 3lb bag @ Aldi
Chicken (drumsticks or thighs)- $0.99/lb @ Aldi  OR $0.88/lb @ Checkers
Coffee Creamer (assted flavors)- $2.19/ 32oz @ Aldi (everyday price)
Cottage Cheese- $5/ 3 ($1.67/ea) @ Dillons
Hot Dogs- $0.75/ pkg @ Aldi
Ketchup- $1.19/ 32oz @ Aldi (everyday price)
Milk (vit D, 2% or 1%)- $1.99/gal @ Aldi (everyday price)
Mustard (yellow)- $0.69/ 14oz @ Aldi (everyday price)
Olive Oil (extra virgin)- $3.49/ 16oz @ ALdi (everyday price)
Soy Milk (organic)- $2.39/ 64oz @ Aldi  (everyday price)
Suddenly Pasta Salad Mix - 3/$3 @ HyVee
Vegetables (assted, canned Kroger)- $0.69/ea @ Dillons
Yogurt (Kroger Greek)- $4/5 ($0.80/ea) @ Dillons


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Grocery Deal Round-Up: May 9 - May 15 & Mother's Day

I’ve highlighted the best deals for this week. Remember, Mother’s Day is on Sunday. A frugal way to celebrate is to cook a nice meal at home, that is what I’ll be doing. You can also cut flowers from your garden or make a gift or card.

This week's frugal recipe (that coordinates with the sales!) from Romance on a Dime is BBQ Yardbird Pizza. Sounds awesome!

Best Deals on Whole Foods this week:

Cabbage (Napa)- $0.68/lb @ Checkers
Carrots (baby)- $0.49/lb pk @ Aldi
Celery- $0.68/ea stalk @ Checkers
Corn (Sweet)- $2/ 5 @ Dillons
Cucumbers- $0.29/ea @ Aldi

Grapes (red seedless)- $1.88/lb @ Checkers
Mushrooms- $0.79/ 8oz pk @ Aldi
Onions (Sweet Vidalia)- $0.59/lb @ Checkers
Peppers (Bell Multi-Colored) - $1.59/ 3 pk @ Aldi
Strawberries- $1.48/lb @ Checkers OR HyVee
Tomatoes (Grape)- $0.79/ 10oz pk @ Aldi
Tomatoes (Vine)- $0.88/lb @ Checkers

Bacon (Wrights)- $5.88/ 24 oz “stack pack” @ Checkers
Bacon (HyVee)- $2.99/ 12 oz @ HyVee
Butter- $1.88/ lb @ HyVee
Cheese (Kroger block/sliced/shred)- $1.79/ea @ Dillons
Chicken (breast, boneless/skinless)- $1.58/lb @ Checkers
Eggs (Simple Truth Cage Free)- $5 / 2 @ Dillons
Healthy Choice or Lean Cuisine (select varieites)- $2/ ea @ HyVee
Peanut Butter (Jif)- $1.77/ea @ HyVee
Turkey Tenderloins (Bacon Wrapped) - $5/ 3 @ HyVee
Vegetables (frozen, HyVee)- $0.69/ea @ HyVee
Yogurt (HyVee)- $0.29/ea @ HyVee
Yogurt (Kroger Greek)- $4 / 5 @ Dillons


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Grocery Deal Round Up: 5/2 - 5/8

Both Aldi and HyVee had big ads this week with a lot of picnic/ grilling foods and things, I didn’t list them all here, so be sure to look at their ads if you are in the market for those items. Also HyVee has a lot of paper goods (cups, napkins, tp, etc.) on sale, so check the ad for those as well.  All the stores have sales on frozen chicken breast this week, but I've done the research for you and HyVee has the best price with their store ad coupon.  Is it just me or is HyVee starting to be a real contender? The only thing they lack, in my opinion, are great deals on produce. See also the monthly sale items for May.

The frugal recipe this week from Romance on a Dime is Spring Salad with Grilled Veggies. Check it out!
Avocados- $0.29/ea @ Aldi
Bananas- $0.19/lb @ Checkers
Broccoli Crowns- $0.78/lb @ Checkers
Carrots- $1.98/ 5lb bag @ Checkers
Carrots (baby)- $0.88/lb @ HyVee (coupon in store ad)
Corn- $1/ 3 ($0.33 ea) @ Checkers
Grapes (Red)- $1.88/lb @Checkers
Mangoes- $0.29/ ea @ Aldi
Mushrooms (Monterey, sliced)- $1.49/ 8oz pk @ HyVee (coupon in store ad)
Pears- $0.99/ 4 pk @ Aldi
Peppers (hot varieties)- $0.68/lb @ Checkers
Strawberries- $0.99/lb @ Aldi
Tomatoes- Roma- $0.99/ 20oz pk @ Aldi

Bacon (Farmland)- $3.99/ 16oz @HyVee
Beef Chuck Filet (bacon wrapped)- $5/2 @ Dillons
Beef Franks (Farmland)- $0.98/ea
Cauliflower Florets (frozen)- $1.39/lb bag @ HyVee
Chicken (whole fryer)- $0.69/lb @ Aldi (WEDS ONLY)
Chicken (breasts frozen)- $3.99/ 2.5/lb @ HyVee (coupon in store ad)
Cottage Cheese- $0.88/ea @ HyVee (coupon in store ad)
Eggs- $10/ 10 ($1.00/ea) @ Dillons OR $0.88/ea @ HyVee May 3 & 4 only
Smart Ones frozen meals- $10/6 ($1.66/ea) @ Dillons
Three Bean Salad (can)- $0.99/ea @ Aldi
Tomato Sauce- $1/4 ($0.25 ea) @ HyVee (coupon in store ad)
Turkey Franks- $1.29/pk @ Aldi
Vegetables (frozen, Kroger)- $10/10 ($1.00ea) @ Dillons
Yogurt (Kroger)- $1/ 3 @ Dillons


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Month-by-Monthy Guide to Sales

Here is your reminder- look for these deals as the stores cycle into the new month!


Memorial Day: BBQ Sauce, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips, Grilling Meats, Hot Dogs, Hamburger Meat, Marinade, Salad Greens
Paper Products: Plates, Utensils, Insect Repellant, Sunscreen
Cinco De Mayo: Salsa, tortillas, tomatoes, peppers
Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Beans, Green, Beets, Blackberries, Carrots, Sweet Vidalia Onions, Peas, New Potatoes, Raspberries, Strawberries