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Take a bite out of your morning coffee


I love coffee.

I love to drink it and use it in recipes. You can run out to 23rd and Louisiana and get your Dunkin Donuts coffee fix, or you can head to Walgreens and buy Dunkin Donuts brand coffee for $5.99 (12 oz. pkg.) as featured in Sunday's ad.

Nothing beats that fresh pot brewing and that first sip from your morning cup. For us coffee aficionados, it’s exhilarating.

Beyond the morning brew, I’ve been looking for ways to use coffee in some recipes. I have used coffee in my brownie recipes. It intensifies the flavor in chocolate. My search led me to this recipe: Fast and Easy Tiramisu on the Kraft Foods Web site. The recipe calls for coffee made from instant granules. I use coffee brewed from my pot with the same results. I’ve made the traditional version of tiramisu, which is a little more time consuming. This version is quick and a good alternative.

Other deals to be found in Sunday’s Journal-World:


Maybelline Lip or Nail Color – BOGO

Band-Aid Bandages (select types) - $1.99/coupon


Market Pantry Cheese (8 oz. chunk or shred) - $1.50

Market Pantry Sandwich Bread - .99 cents

Honeycrisp Apples - $1.49/lb.

Men’s Champion T-shirts or shorts - $7.50/ea.

Women’s cheenos or jeans (Mossimo brand) - $18


Make sure you check out all the BOGOs today. There are a lot.

Brach’s candy corn (9 oz) – 2/.88 cents (3 day sale only).

Pedigree or Cesar dog food - .79 cents


Big 3-Day Sale (Sunday-Tuesday)


3-Day Specials


50% Select Fall Décor

50% off regular priced item coupon


Columbus Day Sale (2 days only)

40% off regular price fabric item (Sunday only)


15% off outerwear coupon

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Jennifer Dropkin 6 years, 1 month ago

This isn't news, it's advertising. The Journal-World should label it as such.

CeeCee 6 years, 1 month ago

It's a blog that some of us find very useful and are very appreciative that someone has taken the time to put together! Not all of us working moms can find the time to scour all the papers and the internet to find these deals. Every penny helps right now and I thank these ladies for their time and effort!

unelectable 6 years, 1 month ago

Yes CC, sometimes very useful. Today not so much, sorry ladies. DD coffee is not the worlds, or even this towns, finest. and 6 bucks for less than a pound isn't a great deal. So instead of buying something from two mega corps try a locally roasted bean. By it whole. Grind it at home. Grinders are inexpensive. The beans stay fresh exponentially longer (the instant and bean is ground it starts giving off flavor and going stale) and that makes good cents.

budwhysir 6 years, 1 month ago

blog.bolg blog blog blog. advertise advertise advertise advertise sounds the same to me.

thadrosen 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm pretty sure Checkers has Devil Dog Brew coffee (much better than DD) for less than 6 bucks a lb.

Support local grocery!

Katara 6 years, 1 month ago

thadrosen (Anonymous) says… I'm pretty sure Checkers has Devil Dog Brew coffee (much better than DD) for less than 6 bucks a lb.

Support local grocery! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since you are highly interested in supporting local grocery, why don't you get us a weekly list of Checker's sale items and post a blog about it?

I don't mind doing some of the matching of the coupons and posting which ones go with the sales items to make a good deal when there are coupons that would work but why don't you do the beginning leg work for us couponers since most of our main issue with Checker's is the lack of a sales flyer to use to match the coupons with.

This way you are supporting not only local stores but you are helping out your fellow Lawrence community members. :)

Katara 6 years, 1 month ago

I would also suggest a helpful site I have stumbled on too that helps you locate coupons.


You plug in the name of the product you are wanting a coupon for & it will tell you if one exists and which insert, printable or magazine it is in.

It also has an online price book which is handy for keeping tracking which store has the best prices for certain products.


thadrosen 6 years, 1 month ago

Checkers posts their weekly ad right here on the site (click on Marketplace.) It is also sent out weekly in the paper and the Extra.

Katara 6 years, 1 month ago

thadrosen (Anonymous) says… Checkers posts their weekly ad right here on the site (click on Marketplace.) It is also sent out weekly in the paper and the Extra. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yup, didn't think you were interested in actually contributing to helping others. The interest seemed to be more about complaining and you confirmed it.

Thanks for the tip to the link on the teeny tiny sales ad Checkers puts out (which has been previously pointed out is not worth the time because it covers so very few items that Checkers actually has).

As for "shop local, shop fresh and save", can you explain how I'm shopping fresh when there was a display of expired meat for sale at Checkers? Gross. The sign even said it was past its date.

And baked goods that have dairy (cream pies) should be refrigerated and not set out on shelves with the other regular backed goods.

Does shopping local involve a good dose of food poisoning?

parrothead8 6 years, 1 month ago

This is a helpful blog, but I think Dunkin' Donuts coffee is awful. There are so many better places in Lawrence to get coffee, even for those of us looking for deals.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 1 month ago

Checkers does indeed have 'Devil Dog Brew!'

Dunkin Donuts' coffee? paint thinner?

this is a blog, we know its not news...well except when ljworld puts news in its blogs!

julieanderson 6 years, 1 month ago

Devil Dog Brew? Tell me about this coffee . . . I've never had it.

Henry Salmans 6 years, 1 month ago

Just came across this blog. Devil Dog Brew is indeed at Checkers and within a few weeks at some other local stores. We're also beginning to show up in the Kansas City and surrounding areas in Price Choppers. We've started by selling our coffee online at DevilDogBrew.com and at places like the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico. Now we are popping up here and there. Thanks 'Informed' for linking to the article about my company. Basically I'm a retired Marine that loves coffee. 100% Dark Roasted Gourmet Arabica Coffee.

Semper Fi, Hank

p.s. Checkers also publishes their weekly ad on checkersfoods.com

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