Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Make room in your freezers! Hopefully since the Thanksgiving Turkey has been cooked you have some extra room! Run to Food Lion this week and stock up on the Boneless Holly Farms Chicken Breasts for $1.79 lb. Also available are chicken tenders for $1.99 lb. Buy it now at this price to and stock up to get you through 6 to 8 weeks.

I would even guess that next Tuesday Food Lion will be out of chicken breasts. Let's just say I know from experience. Every time I go in for chicken on the last day of the sale they are sold out. Stock up early in the week and then go back and get a raincheck at the end of the sale!


The last coupon workshop for the year will be Monday, December 13th at 6:30 pm. The class will be held at Lighthouse Interiors, 304 Anastasia Blvd., across from Stewarts Market and Eclections. There are only 5 seats remaining in this class!

As always, if you prefer me to come to your home or workplace, give me a call so we can arrange a date.

Call me at 540-5225 to reserve your seat for this 2-hour class!

PUBLIX 11/30/10, SPENT $20.81, SAVED 47%

My whole goal at Publix this week was to spend the least money OOP and get my total over $100 to get 4 gas cards. My total before gas cards and before my coupons were taken off was $111.81. After my four $50 gas cards ($160) and my groceries, my total was $180.66. That means I paid $20.66 for all these groceries:

1/2 lb. American Cheese
1 lb. Boars Head Turkey
2 cans of Almonds
2 Oscar Mayer Turkey Breast
3 Cannelini Beans
4 Chungs Egg Rolls
2 Lettuce
8 Crystal Light Tea
Brothers fresh ground coffee
8 Quaker Oatmeal
6 Martha Stewart Bathroom Cleaner
5 Smart Balance Milk
Benadryl, 20 ct.
2 Pepperidge Farm Bread
2 dozen eggs

I used rainchecks for the PF Bread, Smart Balance Milk, and Martha Stewart Bathroom Cleaner. My plan worked because when I saw this weeks ad I was so disappointed because I didn't see anything I really needed. I only needed lunchmeat, cheese, eggs, and bread. Those alone would have totalled $23.30. I am so glad the gas deal is not next week, because that ad is even worse than this weeks!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


WOW! HOW FUN!! I thought I would have issues doing my drugstore scenerios today but only had to make one change (Old Spice Deodorant instead of Gillette) which cost me $2 more OOP because I couldn't use a coupon, but I still did awesome!

I paid $7.71 OOP for everything pictured BUT will get back $4.99 for the shampoo and $4.99 for the conditioner in a TRY ME FREE OFFER! It gets even better when I add up all my RR's and ECB's I got back. The total ECB's I have (between 2 cards) is $23.57 and $17.75 in RR's!!! So after my mail-in-rebate and my ECB's/RR's, I made a profit of $43.59

This is what I got:

3 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
2 Eucerin Lotion
1 Listerine Pocket Pak
3 Excedrin PM or Migrane
4 Snickers Almond
1 Carmax Lip Balm
1 A & W Root Beer
1 Crest Toothpaste
1 Robitussin
1 Gum Flossers
1 Advil PM
1 Thermacare
1 Fiber Choice
3 Dove Chocolate Bars
2 Colgate Toothpaste
2 Welch's Sparkling Juice
1 Herbal Essence Conditioner
1 Secret Body Spray
1 Scrunci Elastic Bands
1 Olay Body Wash

My actual total OOP before tax was $3.48. My scenerio is listed a few posts back!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Make sure you check your mail today for another $5/$50 coupon on the front page of the RED PLUM!

PUBLIX 11/24/10, SPENT $.86, SAVED 99%

I tried to be organized when putting my shopping list together for Thanksgiving. Obviously, I wasn't very organized.

Art: Did you get the half and half for the scalloped oysters?

Judi: I can't believe I forgot it! It was on my list! Now I have to make that dreaded trip back to Publix the day before Thanksgiving!

So, off at 9:30 I go to Publix. I looked at the rice that was BOGO and I found 6 boxes with peelies on them for $1...more FREE rice! I checked my binder before I left and found more cracker tearpads so I bought more crackers and stacked them with the Wags $1/2 coupon...more cheap crackers. I have been waiting for the sweet potatoes to go on sale, so I bought 3 more to eat within the next few weeks. I can't forget the baby carrots. My daughter inhales them so why not buy them this week when I can get them BOGO. And, of course, the half and half I need for my scalloped oysters. I, of course, made it past $25 so I was able to use my $5/$25 coupon. My total was -$.40! So grab a pack of gum for a total of $.86, a savings of 99%. This is what I bought:

Brothers Coffee (FREE)
10 Wheat Thins Stix
4 Wheat Thins
6 Uncle Bens Rice
Water rolls
Potato Rolls
4 Baby Carrots
Half and Half
Sweet Potatoes

No more Publix trips for me! I am done until next week and from the looks of the ad, it doesn't look like I will be buying much!

PUBLIX 11/23/10, SPENT $9.39, SAVED 89%

I decided to go back to Publix to get my veggies for next week since they will not be on sale next week. I also wanted to pick up more rice to donate and get my cool whip that I forgot on the first trip. This is what I got:

Fresh Green Beans
Oscar Mayer Bacon
8 Wheat Thins
8 Uncle Bens Rice
2 Fudge Covered Ritz (can't wait to try!)
2 Cool Whip
2 Steamfresh Veggies
Turkey Gravey
Cream of Celery
2 Bic Lighter

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am starting this week with two $5 RR's. I will use one RR on transaction 1 & 2 and the other on transaction #3.

1-Secret Scent Expressions Body Splash 3oz $3.49
1-Olay Body Wash, 10oz $3.49
1-Colgate Total Advanced $2.99
1-Herbal Essences Hair Care $2.49
1-Scunci Hair Elastics No Sip or No Damage $1.99
Total = $14.45
-$5 off Olay Bar, Body Wash, In Shower Body Lotion Or Hand & Body Lotion, Any (1) WYB (1) Secret Product, Any – 10-31-10 PG x11/30
-$1/1 Colgate Total, Any 4oz+ (x 3/31/11) Diabetes &You Winter 2010 x3/31/11
-$2/1 Clairol Family, one – 10-31-10 PG x11/30
-$1/1 Colgate Total, Advanced or sensitive 4-6 oz (x 2/28/11) D&Y Winter 2010
-$5 RR Sinex
Total = $.45, Get Back $12.50 in RR
($3.50 RR Secret, $2.50 RR Olay, $3 RR Colgate, $1.50 Herbal Essences, $2 RR Scunci)

1-ThermaCare Heat Wraps $2.49
1-Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste 4oz $2.99
1-GUM Eez-Thru Flossers 90pk $2.25
1-Fiber Choice Fruit Tablets, 10ct $2.49
1-Robitussin To Go DM, 2ct $2.49
1-Advil PM 4ct $.99
1- 2 Litter Dr. Pepper, 7up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Hawaiian Punch $.99
3 – Mars Candy 1.1 to 2.17 oz. $.89 each or 2/$1.59
Total = $17.17
-$1/1 ThermaCare Heat Wraps PRINT
-$1/1 Crest toothpaste 4.0 oz+, or liquid gel, any one (EXC Cavit, Baking Soda, Tartar) – 10-31-10 PG x11/30
-$.75/1 Gum Flossers PRINT
-B2G1 FREE Dove Promises (1/16 – 1.3oz) PRINT (Takes off $.79)
-Use In ad Q for Mars (Takes Off $1.01)
-$3.50 RR Secret
-$2.50 RR Olay
-$3 RR Colgate
-$1.50 Herbal Essences
-$2 Scunci
Total = $.12, Get Back $14.75 in RR
($2.50 RR ThermaCare, $3 RR Crest, $2.25 Gum, $2.50 RR Fiber Choice, $2.50 Robitussin, $1 Advil, $1 RR Pepsi)


1-Colgate TP $2.99
2-Welch's Sparkling Juice $5.00
3-M&M Theatre Candy $1.50
Total $9.49

Use $5 RR, $2 Juice Q, $.99 Dec. coupon book for candy

Pay $.50 OOP

I will have spent $1.07 OOP plus tax and still have RR's to roll into next week plus take home all this good stuff to add to my stockpile!


I really don't see anything I want or need in this years Black Friday ads, so I will spend my Friday morning at CVS. Boring, I know it. I'd rather be coming home with a new TV or Wi but instead I will come home with Free Toothpaste, Excedrin PM, lotion, etc. Here is my big plan:

I am working with 2 cards. The first card I am starting out with a $5 and $3 ECB.

Buy Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion $6.99
Use $1 printable
TOTAL $5.99

Buy Excedrin PM $.99

Buy Carmax Lip Balm $.99

USE $5 ECB and $3 ECB
GET BACK $6.99, $.99, $.99 ECB


Buy Listerine Pocketpaks $2.99
Use $.50 coupon
Total Due $2.49

Buy Gillette Odor Shield Deodorant $4.00
Use $2 coupon
Total Due $2.00

Buy Excedrin PM $.99

Buy Mars King Bar $.99

Use $6.99 ECB from above
GET BACK $2.99, $4, $.99, $.99

Buy Colgate Sensitive ToothPaste $3.99
Use $.75 coupon
Total Due $3.24
Use $2.99 from above
Total OOP $.24
Get back $2.99

I will have spent $.33 OOP plus tax and get a Eucerin Lotion, 2 Excedrin PM, Carmax Lip Balm, Listerine Pocketpaks, Gillette Deodorant and a Mars King Size Candy Bar. I will have a $.99. $.99, $.99, $.99, $4.00 and $3.99 ECB to roll into next week!

2nd CARD
Buy Eucerin Lotion $6.99
Use $1 printable coupon
Total $5.99

Buy Colgate $3.99
Use $1 coupon

Total Due $8.98
Use $8.99 ECB

GET BACK $6.99 and $3.99


Buy Colgate Sensitive $3.99
Use $1 coupon

Buy Excedrin PM $.99

USE $3.99 from above

GET BACK $3.99 and $.99

Buy Renpure Organics Shampoo $4.99
Use $3.99 and $.99 from above
GET BACK $4.99

Buy Renpure Organics Conditioner $4.99
Use $4.99 ECB from above
GET BACK $4.99

My total OOP for the 2nd card will be $.01 plus tax and I will get Eucerin Lotion, 2 Colgate Sensitive Tooth Paste, Excedrin PM and Shampoo and Conditioner and walk away with a $4.99 and $6.99 ECB to roll into next week.

Now who can't tell me this isn't fun!! I don't have to get up at 3 a.m. to save! I just wake up when I want to and walk into CVS to walk away with all my FREEBIES!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Make sure you pick up your produce items this week because these items are going back up to regular price beginning 11/26. Stock up your refrigerator with beans, squashes and your pantry with sweet potatoes!

Green Beans, Yellow Squash, or Zucchini Squash, $.99/lb

Sweet Potatoes, $.39/lb

White Mushrooms, 16 oz pkg, 2/$5

Asparagus, $2.79/lb

Green Scallion Onions, 3/$1.29

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $1.99

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here is an e-mail I received from Margie who took the class on October 26th. I know she was hesitant to take the class at first, but came with a friend. She started slowly, but as you can see, about three weeks later, she mastered it! Thank you Margie for the testimonial!

Another Testimony! Took your class October 2010 & I was overwhelmed at first but kept working on it, and now I'M FLYING HIGH ON MY FAMILY'S SAVINGS & OUR PANTRY IS BUILDING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Thanks Judi. God Bless, Love, Margie

11/2/10 My 1st Publix was small just to try in out but exciting!
2 Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes
1 Olivio Olive Oil Spread
1 Publix Bag of Cole Slaw Mix

Regular Price $5.99 ONLY Paid $0.49 ---------- My family saved $5.50 or 92%

11/13/10 My second week was fun - still learning
6 Cheerios (Regular & Multigrain)
2 Ronzoni Quick Noodles (Elbows & Corkscrew)
1 Publix Large Eggs
1 Lays Kettle Jalapeno Chip
2 Tostitos
2 Betty Crocker Cake Mixes (Molten Lava & Chocolate)
Green Beans
1 Olivio Spread

Regular Price $62.15 ONLY Paid $22.27 My family saved $39.88 or 64%

11/18/10 Here's the biggest yet
Publix Turkey
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes
2 Fresh Express Salad Mixes (Hearts of Romaine & Veggie Lovers)
2 Breakstone Sour Cream
2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
4 Kraft Shredded Cheeses (4 flavors)
2 Nestles Cookie Dough (Regular & Peanut Butter&Chocolate Chunks)
16 Muellers Pastas (Bowtie, Corkscrew, Ziti, Fettucini, Angel Hair, Vermicelli, Spaghetti, Elbows)
16 Uncle Ben's Rice (Sun-Dried Tomato, Butter/Herb, Roasted Chicken, Vegetable, Garlic/Olive Oil)
2 Betty Crocker Potatoes (Sweet Potato & Loaded)
6 Wheat Thins (Tomato Basil, White Cheddar, Wisconsin Colby, Regular & Reduced Fat)
4 Ritz Crackers (Snowflake, Vegetable, Regular & Whole Wheat
2 Keebler Club Crackers (Regular & Reduced Fat)
2 Wishbone Salad Dressing (Ginger Sesamie & Honey Dijon)
2 Rice & Corn Chek Cereals
4 Betty Crocker Muffin Mixes (Blueberry, Lemon/Poppy Seed, Cinnamon Struessel, Chocolate)
12 Planters Mixed Nuts (Honey Roasted, Salt & Pepper, Honey Mustard)
6 Dove Chocolate (Regular, Peanut Butter, Carmel & Almond)
6 Publix Liter (Cola, Root Beer, Lemon Lime & Diet)
2 Sarah Lee Pound Cakes
2 Sarah Lee Strawberry Cheesecakes
2 Deli Pies (Sweet Potato & Pumpkin)
2 Zip Lock Containers
2 Bic Lighters

Regular Price $ 312.69 ONLY Paid $86.31--------My Family Saved $$226.38 or 72%


The next scheduled St. Augustine Savers Coupon Workshop will be Nov. 29th at 6:30 pm. The class will be held at Lighthouse Interiors, 304 Anastasia Blvd. and will last 2 hours. Seating is limited.

Class will be rescheduled to Dec. 13th if the class is not full due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Dec. 13th will be the last class of the year.

Call now at 540-5225 to reserve your seat!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I just heard from Eileen G. who just took the class this last Tuesday night on 11/16/10. On her very FIRST shopping trip to Publix using the system she learned in the class she saved 75% using her coupons and BOGOS!!! Way to go Eileen! Her total before coupons was $110, and the total after coupons was $60.27. Not to shabby for her first week when she didn't have access to all the coupons available. Give it a few weeks and Eileen will be building up her stockpile and saving like that every single week! She told the cashier she was so excited that she wanted her to announce it on the loudspeaker in the store!

Great job Eileen...Thanks for the phone call from the Publix parking lot! Your excitment and savings is what this is all about. Start saving and then start giving back to the community and other needy families!


Are you looking for an easy appetizer that everyone will love. I mean it...this stuff will disappear and everyone will want to know what it is. It is called Hot Squeeze Sweet Heat Chipolte Sauce ($4.99) and no it isn't hot. Once you start eating it you can't stop. All you do is open up the brick of cream cheese and squirt it on! You can buy it at the new Food Lion south of town. It is on the isle with all the sauces near the front end of the store and is only 1 deep on the shelf. It was very hard to find because the bottle is so little but it is sooo worth it!! Buy some of those $.50 Wheat Thins this week at Publix and serve this at your next gathering!

If you go on their website and search under recipes, you will see some awesome things to do with this stuff. It is amazing on chicken wings that you cook on the grill. Slop some of this on and stick in the oven so the sauce carmelizes and watch them disappear!

PUBLIX 11/19, SPENT $19.52, SAVED 90%

Thanksgiving is at my home next weekand. For others what is the dreaded trip to the grocery store was a pleasant experience for me! My portion of the meal will include all appetizers, one of the turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy, scalloped oysters, all desserts and drinks. The rest is coming with friends and family. The only thing I forgot to buy was cool whip! What isn't in my stockpile already, will be coming out of this grocery trip to make Thanksgiving dinner and the rest will be added to my stockpile! This is what I purchased:

19 lb. turkey
6 Nabisco Crackers (Wheat Thins and Flatbread)
3 Jimmy Dean Sausage
2 Steamfresh Vegetables
1 Oscar Mayer Bacon
Bag Yukon Gold Potatoes
2 bags baby carrots
5 Kraft Shredded Cheese
5 Cream Cheese
Frozen Spinach
Cranberry Sauce
2 Turkey Gravy
2 Jello Pudding
6 Sweet Potatoes
2 Soda
2 Dulcolax (these were $10.99 each)
2 Vitamins
20 Uncle Bens Rice
2 Bic Lighters

Oh, and by the way, the bill for this WITHOUT coupons would have been $126.00!! I left Publix and put $45 worth of gas in my car. I sure wish I could get more of those coupons for gas! At least what I didn't spend at the grocery store was put in my gas tank!!


I personally have been collecting food for several needy families in our area. A post was put in the St. Augustine Record if anyone wanted to help out of their stockpile and drop it off at Lighthouse Interiors. I would like to send out a special thank you to Michelle T. who responded to this request and dropped off a large bag of food!

Thank you Michelle for your kind heart. You don't know how much I appreciate this and I am sure the families will also when I add my collection of food and meat to the bags and deliver it to them. God has blessed us so it feels good to pass it along and bless others.

There is still time left! If you have any excess stockpile items and would like to donate to several needy families, please drop them off to Lighthouse Interiors next week.


ACE HARDWARE COUPON has a new coupon out for 50% off one item $30 or lower at Ace Hardware.

I didn't read it right so I headed out to the kitchen, found my husband and happily announced "Would you like a coupon for 50% off at Ace Hardware?" Knowing he would be so proud of me for finding a coupon that a man could really enjoy, he lit up like a Christmas Tree. "You mean I could buy a grill and get 50% off of it?" Well, that didn't sound right so I headed back to the computer to see that the coupon was for a purchase of $30 or less. How disappointing when I had to tell him unless he could find a grill for $30, a new grill wasn't in his future. Maybe an air conditioning filter, but certainly no grill!


I wanted to share this tip I read about on the Scott website when printing the $1 off Scott Toilet Tissue coupon. (Skip intro and click on special savings on bottom right). After the last person takes a shower, spray a mixture of alcohol and water. It should be 1 part alcohol to 3 parts water and your shower will NEVER mold!

How cool is that! Alcohol is one of those items that you could use as a filler item when you do Wags deals! Even though I have a ton of cleaning supplies in my garage, I am going to try this! Let me know if you do and you have any success with it!

By the way, if you buy the Scott Toilet Paper at Target, you can also stack the TQ available with the Scott Q above! While you are there, buy eggs on sale for $.99 each and use your BOGO coupon if you still have it as they should expire at the end of the month. If you don't have that, use the $.55/2 Q that was available.

Another deal worth looking at at Target is Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies at $2.50 each. There is a $1/1 printable coupon and look in your binders for a peelie $1 off milk wyb cookies. If you have a sweet tooth and need milk, it would be a great deal!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


If any of you did the Hidden Valley Ranch Deal at Winn Dixie this week, CHECK YOUR EXPIRATION DATES!! I bought some at the 207 store and some at the Winn Dixie north of town. ALL of the Spicy Ranch Dressing I bought at the 207 store was out-of-date! I returned it all to the other store and exchanged it!

I let my friend know who also purchased some and hers were out-of-date as well! This is even a better reason why I LOVE Publix and don't shop at Winn Dixie!


A new $1 FLIP was just announced for Reddi Whip Topping. Stack this coupon with the $.35/1 from the 11/14 SS and get cheap whipped cream to top your Thanksgiving pies! Note that the FLIP expires on 11/23.


Check your coupon binders or boxes for a $8 Dulcolax Coupon that we were able to print off SmartSource a few weeks back. I don't think the coupon is available to print any longer. Stack that with the $3 coupon from the Green Advantage Flyer and get a great deal on Dulcolax. My guess is this will be better than free!

Between this and the Sundown Vitamins, I sure am glad to take the overage to apply towards my other groceries!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


For all of you who like to order additional coupons from coupon clipping sites, I want to tell you about my favorite site to order from.

Go to and look for the coupon you are searching for in catagories A-J or K-Z. When you find the coupon you are looking for, highlight it and copy and paste it in an e-mail. Change the number next to the cost of the coupon to the number you want. For example:

(05¢)500- Smart Balance Milks on TWO cartons, DND-5, void in CO, ME, MO, and ND $2.00 12/15/10 (RP 10/31) PAI01

I would change the 500 (the number of coupons he has available to the number of coupons I want to purchase, in this case 10.

(05¢)10- Smart Balance Milks on TWO cartons, DND-5, void in CO, ME, MO, and ND $2.00 12/15/10 (RP 10/31) PAI01

He has the lowest price available and I highly recommend him!


I had to go to drop off canned goods at my daughters school today, so I decided to swing by the SR 16 store because I heard they had the new Winter Savings Book in. While I was in there I made a small purchase which included the following:

6 ears of corn $2
2 bags Alexia Sweet Potato Fries - 2 for $5

Total OOP $2.00 after coupons


Be sure to look at the Red Plum insert that came in your mail today. There is a $5 off $50 Publix coupon on the front page of the insert. Remember, this total is BEFORE coupons.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Just a reminder, the coupon workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16 has been changed to 6:30 pm. If you plan on attending, please let me know as the class is nearly booked!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

PUBLIX 11/13, SPENT $80.03, SAVED 40%

Don't rub your are seeing that amount of $80.03 correctly! Let me explain the reason it was so husband was with me! Enough said! All kidding aside, we were having an oyster roast at the house and needed items for that. Some of the items were a $20.36 ham, $5.59 of on-the-vine tomatoes, $5 worth of Potato Rolls, $3.50 for ice and $3.59 for popcorn chicken (impulse buy by husband). Those items alone were just over $38! I can't tell you how long it has been since I have paid that much for groceries...probably 1 1/2 years! Sorry, there is no picture. I had to get everything put away quickly because family was on their way over!

My purchases included:

2 Thomas' Everything Bagels
2 pkgs. Zucchini
2 Betty Crocker Frosting (bought these next few items to make a dessert but everyone was full and didn't want me to make it!)
2 Pillsbury Refrig.Cinnamon Buns
Genoa Salami
1 lb. Boars Head Chicken Breast
2 French Onion Dip
2 Potato Rolls
1 Condensed Beef Broth
2 Jiffy Corn Mix
2 Alouette Cheese
3 Cream of Mushroom soup
2 Quaker Granola
1 Xochitl Corn Chips (these are awesome!)
Gallon of Vinegar
Evaporated Milk
Black Peppercorns (didn't see these in cart. I have 5 in stockpile! :(
Tony Chachs Seasoning
Large Popcorn Chicken
20 lb. ice
Tomatos on vine
Cabot cheese

This trip kind of reminded me of days past when I spent $80 and felt like I got nothing for it!


My walgreens deals today were done in three transactions. I really didn't want to buy anything this week at Walgreens, but my RR's were going to expire in a few days. I figured it was better to get something back rather than nothing. First of all, the Sinux Daytime has been a HUGE hit at our house! I still have Sudafed PE Triple Action that I got for FREE that nobody seems to like. Boy, am I glad I didn't have to pay for them! Getting back to the Sinux...I already have 4 boxes and we all seem to think this one does the job it is supposed to do. I had no problem adding more of these to my stockpile. I spent $2.00 OOP including tax for all of the items pictured PLUS a newspaper that is not shown! I started out with $16 in RR and ended up getting two $5 RR back to roll into next week! The Ecotrin will go into my stockpile of low dose aspirin for my husband, Kids-Eeze Cough & Cold for the grandkids, 2 tape just in time for Christmas and jello...I think I still have 40 boxes left that I got for FREE. I forgot about those. Guess I will throw some of those into my donation bags!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I stopped by Winn Dixie today with my daughter to pick up some Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Packets that were BOGO at $1.99 and Baby Formula. Right at the end of the isle next to the HV Ranch was a display of them that had a tearpad on it for "Buy 3 HV Ranch and get a store brand sour cream for FREE". So I bought 6 HV Ranch and 2 WD sour cream. When they rung up at the register the coupon should have deducted $1.59 each but it took off $3 each! My daughter brought it to their attention and they left it at $3.00!! That was awesome because it was unexpected overage! The tearpad is good until 6/12 so I see more free sour cream in the future!


Friday, November 12, 2010


Enfamil Powder Baby Formula is on sale this week at Publix for $21.49. I have five $3.00 off Food Lion Coupons to stack with another manufacturer coupon if anyone wants them. Contact me and I will get them out in the mail to you!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


As many of you know I work at Lighthouse Interiors. I am in the process of getting a new mattress and boxspring for my daughter. I got the OK to offer this DEAL to any of my readers! If you are in the market or will be in the market for a new mattress and boxspring, you will not want to miss this deal! I will be offering to all family and friends of St. Augustine Savers Coupon Workshop a Queen size box and mattress with a Hypoallergenic Bamboo Cover in Plush or Firm for $499 for the set. If you go to a local mattress store in town, this mattress is on their floor for $999! THAT IS A SAVINGS OF 50% and I know how much we all like savings!!
A king size in the same mattress will be available for $699.

This set has a pocketed coil system so there is no transference of motion when your partner moves. The Bamboo Cover is awesome in that it is very "green", cool to your skin in the summer and warm in the winter. Dust mites will not go in a bamboo cover which is a big plus! Have you seen those commercials lately where they tell you your mattress doubles in weight in 8 years? due to dust mites, body fluids, etc.

If you have been considering trading in your mattress for a new one, now is the time to do it! You can go and see and lay on this mattress at the local store in town but PLEASE DON'T TELL THEM YOU ARE TESTING THEIRS AND BUYING IT FROM US!! This offer will be available thru the first week of December

Contact me and I will let you know which store and which mattress and boxspring is the one you need to look!

(I am also working on getting another set which is sold by designers only and apparently is the "cadillac" of mattresses. It is one of those mattresses that you need a ladder to get into bed! I will be getting a great deal on this set also. This set would sell for $1999+ for a queen at the mattress store!)


Serenity Queen Plush or Firm $499
Serenity King Plush or Firm $699

Essence Queen Pillow Top $599
Essence King Pillow Top $799

Palms Queen Plush & Firm (TOP OF THE LINE) $699
Palms King Plush & Firm (TOP OF THE LINE) $899

Make sure you mention St. Augustine Savers to get these prices!

**Twin and Full size prices are available on request.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I am changing the time of the next coupon workshop to 6:30 instead of 6:00. Please let me know if you are interested in attending!

PUBLIX 11/9/10, SPENT $10.85, SAVED 86%

Sorry there is no picture for this trip. I had to fly into the house, put away my refrigerated items and run out with my husband to pick up my mother-in-law who was getting released from the hospital. After all that, I didn't feel like digging it all again and taking a picture.

This is what I bought:

14 Chicken/Beef Broth
2 Krustez Cookie Mix
2 Coffee Mate
2 Edy's Ice Cream
Cool Whip
Fried Chicken (I knew I wouldn't cook dinner so picked up chicken!)
8 Uncle Bens Rice
2 Pepperidge Farm Bread

I had instructions from my daughter to pick up pumpkin ice cream and coffee creamer. Otherwise, had I not purchased the ice cream, I would have only paid $5.56!!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Come on Publix! Where are all the Thanksgiving deals? I spent about $15 in groceries last week and my list for the new ad that starts Thursday has three items on it! Looks like it will be another slim week for me! But that doesn't mean we won't eat well. We had Beef Stew tonight, will have Baked Chicken on Tuesday, Beef Strogonoff over noodles on Wednesday, Japanese Chicken, fried rice and zuchhini on Thursday, and Steak, twice baked potatoes and corn on the cob on Friday all without needing anything from the grocery store. I still have 9 half-gallons of milk in my refrigerator plus deli meat from last week. All I have to do is buy a few fresh veggies and I am good for another week.

Let's hope and pray the ad that begins on Nov. 18th has some better deals! I am waiting for the sweet potatoes to go on sale!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The next coupon workshop will be Tuesday, November 16th at 6:00. If you are interested in attending to learn how to save money at the grocery and drugstore, give me a call to reserve your spot for the class! I will be slowing down as it gets closer to the holidays, so don't wait too long!


Saturday, November 6, 2010


Holy moley there are a lot of pre-Black Friday sales going on! If you thought that Black Friday was THE day to shop, start rethinking that. Now is the time to start watching the circulars. A good way to stay on top of this is by subscribing to the email alerts at Blackfriday. There are lots of websites that track the Black Friday deals, but that one is my favorite. It's hard to believe that the holiday sales are starting, but they are. Go here to look at some of the sneak peeks for Black Friday!


I came home today to find a large gross yellow spot on my Burnhardt sofa in my living room. I gasped and immediately looked at the two culprits happily wagging their tails greeting me at the door without a care in the world that one of them vomited on it. I don't own two dogs. I only have one, and I think I know which one did it. If I were a betting woman, I would venture to say it was my brothers dog I am watching. He has been munching away at my dogs food and I think it did not agree with his stomach.

This is where the Tide Stain Release comes in to play. Last year, I probably got about 20 of these for FREE and I save them for such occasions as this. I pulled off the cover and threw it in my washer. Did I mention that I decided to sell this sofa and loveseat to get a new one? Did the dog instinctively know that? Thankfully, the stain came out and the cover looks as good as new thanks to Tide Stain Release! I sound like I could do a commerical for them!


How many of you have canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, pasta, beef stock, beans and ground beef in your stockpile? If you are like me, you have plenty of the above mentioned grocery items! Last year when the first cold snap hit, kidney beans were wiped off the shelf! Not to worry if you are a couponer! You will have plenty on your shelf. What two things go together on a cold night? You guessed it! Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Here is a good recipe you might want to try!

2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 (28) oz. cans diced tomatoes (I only used 2- 14 oz. cans)
1 16 oz. can red kidney beans (I used 1 -14 oz.)
1 16 oz. can white kidney beans (I used 1- 14 oz)
32 oz. beef stock (on sale BOGO this week)
3 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. pepper
5 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 20 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz. pasta (I used less)

Brown your ground beef and drain. You can either do this in a crockpot or on stove top. Cook in crockpot for 7-8 hours or on stovetop until vegetables are done. Add cooked pasta at very end. This soup reminds me of one of my favorites at Olive Garden! Let me know how you like it!

Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches. Lord knows I still have plenty of cheese!
I will try to get a picture posted later.


How many times have I said you will find new products that you never would have bought had you not got them for FREE! Well, Olivio Spreadable Butter is one of those products! In all, I got 8 of them for FREE! I used to only buy Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter because nothing is better than salami with butter on a roll! Make it a homemade roll and it is even better! I tried the butter and I loved it! Add another item to the list! My cashier was someone I had never gone to before and she asked me for my coupons up front and spread them all out. Luckily, she didn't get me on a big week when I am loaded down with coupons! Of course, they all matched up and I just smiled. This is what I bought for $1.06

Publix Pie Crust (to make another quiche!)
Bakery Italian Bread
Helluva Good Chip Dip (to go with those Wise Chips)
4 Olivio Spreadable Butter
6 Texas Garlic Toast
Grape Tomatoes
5 Renuzit
2 Os Cal Calcium Tablets
1 can Beef Broth

TOTAL SPENT $1.06...and I walked away again with a big smile on my face!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

PUBLIX 11/4/10, SPENT $13.71, SAVED 92%

I looked at the ad this week and said to myself what another lousy week. I knew I wouldn't be buying much so I took that as an opportunity to use some more rainchecks before my coupons expired. I was also happy this week to use a $2 Publix Q for Maybeline Mascara to make them less than $1.50 each. It was great timing because I just said to myself this morning I needed to be watching out for a mascara deal because I only had 1 left in my stockpile! This is what I purchased:

2 Wise Chips (possibly the best chips EVER!)
4 Rubbermaid Containers
2 Cucumbers
2 Green onions
8 Vigo Yellow Rice
Robitussin Cough Medicine (check your coupons, I had a Wags $2 catalina)
2 Maybelline Mascara
6 Uncle Bens Whole Grain White Rice (used BOGO Q)
Potato Rolls
2 Colgate Toothpaste
Bread Flour
8 Bushs' Grillin' Beans
2 Bushs Cannellini Beans
5 Similac Formula
2 Coffee Mate Creamer
10 Smart Balance Milk (used RC)
6 Hefty Trash Bags (used last of RC and am fully stocked for at least 1 year!)
2 doz. eggs

The milk had expiration dates of December 28th and December 15th. I won't be buying milk until after Christmas! I used the last of my raincheck to buy the Hefty Trash Bags paying only $1.69 box! They normally sell for $6.99 a box! I think my eyes are starting to slant because of all the rice. Again, some of this is getting donated to a needy family so I don't keep all of it! If I see a good deal, I pick up extra to give away. The beans have an expiration date of 2013 so I thought they were worth stocking up! I told the cashier to pull off two $1 tags off the garbage bags and I didn't pay attention after that. I realized when I got home he forgot to pull them off. I would have only paid $11.71

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


My husband seems to have picked up the flu bug and didn't sleep last night. Well, you know what that means, I didn't sleep either. Today he asked me if I had any NyQuil. Now what kind of question is that? Do you know who you are talking to?? Not only do I have J-Mart out in my garage but I also have JVS (get it...not CVS) in my bathroom! So what flavor of NyQuil would you like...Cherry or Original?

Before couponing I would have trucked off to CVS to buy an over-priced bottle of NyQuil. Not anymore! Any aliment you have I have the product to make you feel better. Sinus dripping? I've got it! Excessive gas? Got that too! Menstrual cramps? Got it! Constipated? Got it! Sore throat, cough, fever? Yes, you guessed it! Got that also!

So what am I doing tomorrow? Going to Walgreens again and picking up 2 more Afrin and 2 more Vicks Sinux, using my $6 RR and paying $.34 OOP, getting back $7 RR and adding it to my stockpile!

By the way, everything is in baskets in the back. It just looks messy in the front because you know who was rooting around for cough medicine!


Want a great deal on Bushs' Grillin' Beans? My family loves the STEAKHOUSE variety!

If you still have the Toss for Cash Book, cut out the coupon for the $1/2 Bushs' Grillin' Beans coupon (Publix Q) and stack it with two $1/1 Q from the 10/3 SS to pay only $.16 for a can of beans.

Need Os-Cal Calcium Supplements? These are on sale for 50% off. If you have the Smart Savings Book, use the $3/1 Publix Q and stack it with the $2/1 printable to get better than FREE calcium supplements. Even if you don't have that booklet, you can use the $5/2 Green Advantage Flyer Coupon instead!

Make sure your store will take an expired Publix Q...not all stores will!


Here is Stewarts new weekly ad beginning Thursday, Nov. 4th

Boneless Rib Eye Steak $6.99 lb.

Fresh, never Frozen boneless Chicken Breasts,

5lbs. or more, $1.99 lb.

Claw Crab Meat, 1 lb. container, $6.99 each

5 lb Bag Russet Potatoes, $1.50 a bag

Locally Grown Hydroponic Lettuce, $1.50 head.

Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit, 5 for $1.00

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

PUBLIX 11/2/10, SPENT $.30

I had off today so I ran into Publix to see if they had any Similac Formula to pick up for my daughter. My total bill was $.30 and this is what I bought

4 Similac Formula
2 Smithfield Bacon
Pie crust
Corn on Cob
Fresh Mushrooms
Pack of gum
TOTAL OOP $.30 due to the overage on the formula!


How many of you still have eggs from the BOGO Egg coupon? How many of you still have BOGO egg coupons? I know I do! I think I had 8 of them! So what else do you do with a bunch of eggs but make quiche! Now when I was a kid my grandma used to make oranges and eggs. Now before you gag, let me tell you it was really good! You would cut up navel oranges and toss with hard-boiled eggs. Put a little oil and salt on it and there you have oranges and eggs! What is funny is I HATE eggs but I can eat both of these. You wouldn't get me close to a deviled egg! Not my fav.

A simple recipe for quiche but oh sooo good!

Put cooked broccoli, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, 1 1/2 cups cheese in bottom of pie crust shell. Mix 6 eggs with 1 1/2 cups milk, onions, S & P and bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. Serve with a salad. I also made those onions with the bacon wrapped around them and all I could say is YUM!! I think anything wrapped in bacon would be awesome!

CVS 11/2/10, SPENT $16.04

I couldn't pass up the $20 rebate for the Olay Regenerist so I went into CVS and bought all the above for $16.04 including tax. Plus I will send in for a $20 rebate from Oil of Olay. The Regenerist sells for $24.99 so getting all the above for pennies over $16 was a deal. The deal gets better because I still have a $3, $5, $2, and $8.99 ECB to roll again! Gotta love CVS!!

My OOP for the cough syrup, body wash and 2 battery powered toothbrushes was $.60. The balance was the Regenerist!

Monday, November 1, 2010


OK, a photographer I am not...but just before I sat down to eat, I snapped a picture. I would have placed it prettier on the plate had I known. How many of you still have cream cheese left over from the Kraft $5/5 deal? I still had 4 in my refrigerator as well as 4 packages of Buitoni Refrigerated Pasta. So I decided to cook from my stockpile and made this. My husband loved it as well as my daughter! I guess that means it's a keeper. The best thing is that you cook it in the crockpot!

Place 4 pieces of chicken in the crockpot. Melt 1T of butter and pour over top and sprinkle a package of Good Seasons dry italian mix on it. I cooked on high for 4 hours, or you can cook on low all day. 45 minutes before it is done, place 1 can cream of mushroom soup in saucepan along with one 8 oz. block of cream cheese, cut up, onion (chopped) and 1/2 cup sherry. Heat up and pour over chicken in crockpot and cook an additional 45 minutes in crockpot.

I served over Buitoni pasta and sauteed zuchhini and onions that needed to be used wehn I paid $.99 lb. for them!

Send in your "Cook from your stockpile" recipes so we can post them here!

CVS 11/1/10, SPENT $4.99 PLUS TAX

I had a $12 and $5 ECB that were expiring in a few days. I wanted to buy the Olay Regenerist Cream that sells for $25 and put my ECB's to work towards that. When I scanned my card at the magic coupon machine, I got a $3 off $15 Cosmetics CRT! This is what I purchased:

1 Olay Regenerist $24.99
1 Olay Ribbons Body Wash (got free with above purchase)
1 CoverGirl Outlast Lip Color (LOVE the moisturizer you get with this)

Use $3 and $1 MQ, $3/15 and $5/20 CVS Q and $12 and $5 in ECB's. My total OOP was $4.99 plus tax AND I got back $5, $3, $3 in ECB's...and then I will submit for the $20 rebate when I reach $50 in purchases


I started out with $6 in RR and bought the following:

2 Vicks DayQuil Sinus
2 Afrin Spray
1 Hunts Tomato Sauce (filler item) (use in-ad Q)

Each of these were $5 each. I used two $4 Q's and two $3 Q's PLUS my $6 RR and paid $.34 for all of the above PLUS got back $5 and $2 in RR to roll into next week!


I wasn't all that impressed with the Publix ad this week, but I still managed to spend $19.88! However, I did stock up on V-8 juice and trash bags. This is what I purchased:

2 Lays Chips
4 Olivio Spread
Organic Carrots
4 Limes
10 V-8 Juice (my husbands favorite beverage!)
2 Taco Bell Dinner Kit
4 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta
2 Bagel Bites
1 Simply Orange Juice
1 Simply Grapefruit
8 Muir Glen Tomato Products
4 Bushs Beans
2 Idaho Potatoes
8 Hefty Trash Bags (used BOGO RC)
Tomato soup (to make the best chili recipe

I took this week to stock up on items we use all the time since the ad was so bad! I also bought more items to add to my donate box to give to a needy family. I was really excited to try the Olivio Spreadable Butter because I had never tried it before. I am happy to report that I LOVE it! I usually only buy Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter. I actually was going to buy one today but decided to wait until I tried this. Thanks to coupons and a sale, I got all 4 for FREE...and the best thing is I found a new product I like!


Every year Butterball offers a $1 coupon towards their turkey. Go here and print yours now if you plan on buying a butterball turkey! If you get a $4/20 and use this in addition to it, we could possibly take $5 off the price of our turkey!