Monday, January 31, 2011


I received this e-mail from Cyndi who is requesting expired coupons to send to our troops. If you can help her, please follow the instructions on the e-mail below. If anyone can help, she would greatly appreciate it.

Hi judy sorry it has taken so long to get back to you,but my computer went down over holiday weekend , computer was fixed then my yahoo went down , when it rains it pours !!!!!! As you know I am trying to collect ONE MILLION COUPONS FOR military families both here and abroard, COUPS 4 TROOPS 10640 CARPENTER AVE, HASTINGS FL. 32145.

I am also trying to get donations such as magazines ( car, atv, golf, tennis, etc.) or paperback books,( mystery, crime, adventure, etc ) joke books , wordsearch,crosswrdpuzzle or things such as dental floss
toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. have not had any luck with any companies willing to help. Also asking for people willing to sponser a box which is 12.95 exactly what the postoffice charges to send a 12x12x 6 box, I will fill it with the donations and fill out all custom papers, It seems our men and women are out of sight , out of mind POTLUCKANY SOLDIER, 10640 CARPENTER AVE, HASTINGS FL. 32145.If you have any questions feel free to call 386-328-9957.Thank you Cyndi

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I just got back from Miami and I can tell you one thing...couponers don't live there. Before I headed down there on Thursday, I stopped at three Walgreens trying to do the Maalox deal. Every single shelf was wiped clean in all of our stores. Not to worry...I'm headed south and I will just buy it there. Not only did the shelf show no signs of anyone buying it, I could not buy the lower price Maalox and get the coupon adjusted down. I don't think the manager knew what a coupon was. OK...I can deal with that. At least I got 6 bottles of Maalox paying $1.41 OOP and got back $10 in RR's. Even if I decided to turn right around and walk back into the store and buy $8.59 worth of merchandise, it was worth it.

The second reason I know couponers don't live in Miami is because coupon books were everywhere! What a glorious day when you walked into the store and saw the display with tons of books! No one there cared about them. No one cared you could save $1 on a roll of paper towels or get a jar of Ragu for $.25. No one. You're in Miami! They accused my daughter of copying her coupons. She had to give them a coupons 101 lesson to explain she did not copy coupons and you would know they were copied if the numbers in the upper right were the same. They also don't like competitor coupons. We complain here about not getting double coupons, but they only accept Winn Dixie as a competitor. How many WD coupons are there out there? Not many.

The moral to the story is be glad we have coupon-friendly stores. When you use them down there they look at you like you have two heads. Her grocery bill is about to go up dramatically but on the flip side the shopping was AWESOME! Have you ever seen a Marshalls with 15 registers and all of them running? It was unbelievable! We went to IKEA not once but twice! Both times the chocolate at the register was calling my name and I had to buy it! At $1 a large bar, it is definitely worth it and probably some of the best chocolate I have ever had. That was worth the trip alone. No, it wasn't. Seeing my daughter and granddaughter after they moved there 2 weeks ago was awesome. I can't wait to go back!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Papa Johns will give everyone in America a FREE pizza if this years Super Bowl goes into overtime. To be eligible for a free large, up to three-topping pizza, all you need to do is register for Papa John’s online customer loyalty program, Papa Points, at any time now until 11:59 pm ET Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Then if Super Bowl XLV goes into overtime, the free pizza will be awarded to all Papa Points enrollees Monday, Feb. 7 in the form of 25 Papa Points — the amount of points needed to redeem a large up to three-topping pizza. Consumers can redeem the 25 Papa Points for the free pizza anytime through June 30, 2011.

Let's all hope for a game with overtime...who doesn't love pizza especially if it is FREE

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


When you do the Glad Trash Bag deal, make sure you use the coupon in the yellow adv. flyer to get Ziplock Storage Bags for FREE. Not only did I have the $3 coupon, but I had $2 MQ's in my binder as well. Make sure you stock up on cheap trash bags and get the storage bags as well!


Here is Stewart's weekly ad for this week:

Boneless NY Strip Steak $5.99 lb.

Fresh, never frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts,
5 lbs. or more, $1.99 lb.

3 lb. bag Onions, $1.50 each

Sushi Grade Tuna Steaks, $6.99 lb.

Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit, 5 for $1.00

New Crop - Plant City Strawberries, this week!


Linda is my BFF in couponing. She is rocking Walgreens lately. Here is her brag spot. Every Walgreens I have gone into are out of Maalox. I am glad she found some!

"Walgreens is my favorite store lately, so I am glad it is just a mile from my house. Today I had to run to Walgreens for one item, so I took my little coupon book with me. I saved $72.51 and only spent $4.83 OOP."

3 Maalox

3 Gas-X

2 Reynolds Wrap

1 Wax paper

3 Nivea Men’s Shaving Gels

1 Aloe Gel

1 Gold Bond Lotion

2 Knee High

Coupon Rookie-in-Training



I happened to look in my wallet today and (GASP!) found three $5 RR's that expired two days ago!! That is like throwing $15 in the trash! I called the US 1 store near the mall and asked if they would take expired RR's and they said "NO". The sweat was on my brow as I dialed the SR 16 store and spoke to the manager. I always knew I liked that store the best! He asked me when I was coming and I said "As fast as I can get off the phone!" I was able to get the following with my RR's:

7 boxes Kleenex
2 Pantene Curly Hair Products
1 Cover Girl Powder Foundation

TOTAL AFTER $15 RR's and coupons $4.03

GOT BACK $4 in RR' $.03 OOP
After all that, I realized I forgot my $1 Cover Girl coupon at home but who the heck cares when I got to use my expired RR's!! Lesson learned!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Linda e-mailed me today and told me the following:

Another thing, at CVS the Crest mouthwash for $3.99 - $3.99 ECB = FREE says limit 1 but when you pay for it, it lets you buy a second mouthwash and receive another $3.99 ECB before it says you reached your limit.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on mouthwash using the ECB you received from buying the first one. Hopefully, you have some ECB's to start with and won't have to pay anything OOP!


I ran into Target today to pick up a few things. Remember to stock up on that free dental floss. They didn't even adjust my coupons down. This is what I got:

2 Jet Dry
1 Frenchs Brown Spicy Mustard
4 Ortega Taco Seasoning
2 pkg. light bulbs
6 Reach Dental floss

Total Spent $1.17, a savings of 94%!!

Thanks to totally target!

PUBLIX 1/25/11, SPENT $32.26, SAVED 85%

I took this opportunity to stock up on the Hefty Paper Plates, more tomatoes, rotel and toilet paper. I was able to use expired publix store q's on the tomatoes, rotel, muir glen, heinz 57. I was able to use expired target q's for the toilet paper and stack with $.50 MQ. This is what I bought:

7 Cottonelle Toilet Tissue
1 Kleenex
2 Country Crock Spread
Baby Carrots
Romaine Lettuce
Tortilla Shells
2 Wise Chips
20 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce/paste
18 Hunts Tomatoes
4 Rotel Tomatoes
4 Bushs Beans
Franks Hot Sauce
Heinz 57 Sauce (this alone was $5.49)
5 Hormel Chili with beans
2 Vlassic Pickles
1 Vlassic Relish
4 Kraft Dressing
6 Yoplait Yogurt
Polish Sausage
6 Trial Size Aleve
2 Ragu
2 Calcium Tablets
4 Hefty Paper Plates
Gallon of Milk (free with $100 purchase)

My total before coupons was $149.78...after coupons $32.26!!

Monday, January 24, 2011


OK...IF YOU DIDN'T BUY THE GLAD TRASH BAGS THIS PAST WEEK, YOU WILL WANT TO BUY THEM THIS WEEK! Yipee!! I am so glad that I didn't buy the Glad Trash Bags this sale ad that ends on Wed. Hopefully, you printed the $3 MQ for Glad Bags because it is no longer available. I only printed off one computer and was intending to do it when I got home from work but I forgot and the next day the print limit was reached. Stack the $3 MQ with the $1 Target Q and you have FREE TRASH BAGS!! I will be picking 2 free trash bags and adding it to my stockpile of about 15 boxes that I paid between $1.79 per box for some (bought on advantage buy) and $2.30 a box for others. Either way, it was an awesome price to pay for trash bags when paired with a BOGO sale and 2 $1.00 coupons.


Also, if you have not used your Excedrin Coupons that were available through snail mail, use those this week to make it a $.50 MM. My coupon is for $3.50 off and they are on sale for $2.99 this week. Nothing better than free pain relievers and getting paid to take it out of the store.

If you see any other deals, please let me know so I could post it for others to take advantage of. anyone else excited about the 8 O'Clock Coffee deal? I don't even drink coffee and I am excited about getting it for $2 per bag. Stock up now because coffee prices are supposed to be going up!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Again, in the yellow adv. flyer there is a sale on Cottonelle TP

Cottonelle Bath Tissue Double Roll White 6 pk, Double Roll Ultra 6 pk or Double Roll Aloe & E 6 pk, $3.49
-$0.50/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue (IE) Rolling Printable (FF)
Check your binders to see if you have the $2 off Cottenelle Target Q which expired 1/8/11. If your store will take an expired q, stack the two and get the TP for $.99!!


The Yellow Advantage Flyer sale starts today and there are a few good buys.

Does your family love mexican dip like mine does? Whenever you make this appetizer, it always magically disappears! If you are like me, you should have cream cheese, shredded cheese, and salsa in your stockpile. Now is your chance to stock up on the Hormel beans to make this dip. Believe me, your family will love you for it!

Hormel Chili with Beans 15 oz, 4/$5
-$1.50/3 Hormel Products All You Feb 2011 (exp 4/18/2011)
-$0.55/2 Hormel Chili (exp 2/10/2011)
-$0.50/1 Hormel Chili Walgreens IVC (exp 1/29/2011)

Pay about $.48 per can which is a great deal.

Mexican Dip

In a 9 x 13 pan, spread 2 cream cheese on bottom. Pour 1 can Hormel Chili with Beans over cream cheese. Next add a layer of salsa, shredded cheese and black olives. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with Tostito Chips or maybe Wheat Thin Crackers because we all have a good stockpile of those :)

There also is a $1/1 Wags Q for Tostitos if you would rather have those! Start thinking Super Bowl!!

Another one I like is the Gatorade deal:

Gatorade Prime 4 oz or Recover 16.9 oz, 10/$10
-FREE Gatorade Perfom or G2 WYB Prime AND Recovery 1/9/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
-$1/1 Gatorade Prime 4 oz. or Recover 19.6 oz. Blinkie
If you have all the coupons, you should be able to get a Perform, a Prime, AND a Recovery for FREE! Check your binders for the blinkies.

...and the Glad Trash Bag deal:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

CVS , SPENT $1.84

I did the following in three transactions. I bought the gum, 8 of them, using the BOGO coupon with the BOGO sale. The coupon was only good for up to $1.00 so my total for 8 packs of gum were $1.47.

The next two transactions I did with two different cards. I had a $5 ECB on one card and a $4 ECB on the other. The cough medicine was on sale for $5 and I used a $1 printable coupon. My total was $4 ($0 OOP) and I got back a $5 ECB. Then I did it again and bought another 2 packs of gum and another cough syrup. I used my $5 ECB, paid $.37 OOP and got back another $5 ECB.

They were out of Listerine so I had to get a Raincheck.

Also, if you were lucky enough to print the Nature Made Vitamin Q, they will be BOGO beginning 1/30/11. You can also get this Q in the January ALL YOU magazine.


Margaret, a follower of the blog, e-mailed me and told me about the Sertoma Thrift Shop located on US1 north of Home Depot in the small plaza. They get bread, rolls, and all bakery items at the end of the day from Publix, Food Lion and Winn Dixie. There is a cup there and you can take what you want and put $.50 in the cup. Today I bought Chicago Hard Rolls which were dated 1/20/11 and a package of Cinnamon Raisen Bisquits. I would have paid $6.28 for these if I walked into Publix today. Both of these were in date and were fresh when we ate them. If you are ever in the area, walk in and check out the assortment of bread, pastries, donuts, rolls, etc. that you can get super cheap. Thanks Margaret for the tip!

Also, while I was in there they had a counter full of Mary Kay Makeup. I was just saying a few days ago that I needed to watch for a sale on moisturizer because I was getting low. I was able to pick up all the items pictured for just under $18!! Everything was reduced 80%. This is what I got:

Age Fighting Moisturizer (not that I need anything age fighting! LOL)
Balancing Moisturizer
Satin Lips Lip Balm
2 Gift Pack Satin Hands
Lip Liner
Eye Liner
2 Intense Moisturizing Cream
3 sample size Eye Cream

Go check it out and pick up some bread and Mary Kay!


I have been asked how you figure out the percent saved. You will see me post my shopping trips and give the amount I spent and the percent saved. You simply add the amount you spent with the "Your Savings at Publix" amount. This amount is totalling your vendor coupons, store coupons, and special price savings (includes BOGOS and sales)


Spent $18.96
Total Savings $99.28

TOTAL $118.24

Then you take the $99.28 (total savings at Publix) and divide into the total spent $118.24 and you will get the percentage saveD WHICH IS 84%!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Everyone should have printed the BOGO Minute Maid Orange Juice coupon that was available a few days ago. You want to head over to Food Lion this week and use it there and do this deal.

Minute Maid Orange Juice, 64 oz., $2.50
-B1G1 Minute Maid Orange Juice, 64 oz
$1.25 each after coupon

Also, Food Lion had a unadvertised special today (until supplies last) of boneless, skinless, chicken breast for $1.59 per lb. I picked up 8 packages for myself and my daughter. I also picked up chicken leg quarters for $.47 lb. My freezer is now FULLY STOCKED with chicken of all kinds! Does anyone have any new chicken recipes?

I was also able to pick up a new bookelt called "Guy's Game Day Playbook". It was in the back of the store on the right hand side. They are all Food Lion Coupons:

$1/2 wyb two Nabisco Crackers
$1/2 wyb two cracker barrel natural chunk cheese
$1/2 wyb two pkgs of Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats
$1/1 wyb one velveeta 1 lb. and 1 ro-tel
$1/2 wyb two pkgs of Phildalphia Cream Cheese


Here are some questions I found that were googled after people watched the show "Extreme Couponers"

"How do extreme couponers find coupons for everything?"

We could tell you but then we'd have to kill you! We are part of a secret society and you need to be a member to know all of our well guarded secrets.

"Extreme couponing not possible"

Au contraire mon frere. Quite possible. There are oodles of people just like those TLC Extreme Couponers out there. We are infiltrating society, saving money, and making our husbands very happy!

"Do extreme couponers buy fresh produce?"

Do you count Fruit Loops and Special K with Red Berries as produce? LOL! Yes, of course we do!

"Extreme Couponers are disgusting"

Actually we are normal people! Not everyone hoards like the ones on TV. I think you are just jealous because you don't have receipts like I show here on my blog!

"I hate coupons"

So did I...I never used them, but I promise they will become your best friends. You will search high and low for them. You will be addicted to looking at blogs about them. You will have more stuff than you have ever had and have paid less money for it. Now my question you still hate coupons?

"How to become an extreme couponer"

Attend a St. Augustine Savers Coupon Workshop! I will teach you everything you need to know. But I will not teach you how to clear shelves like some of them did. I will teach you how to save your family money and put a big smile on your face!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The next coupon workshop will be scheduled for Monday, February 7th at 6:30 pm. Classes are held at Lighthouse Interiors, 304 Anastasia Blvd. and last two hours. You will learn where to find coupons, how to organize and store them, how to stack coupons and most importantly, how to match them with the current weekly ad. You will also learn how to shop at the drug stores and get your items for FREE!

Class sizes are limited. Call or e-mail me today to reserve your seat!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

PUBLIX 1/14/11, SPENT $18.96, SAVED 84%

I knew this week was going to be a week I wasn't going to be getting much. I took the opportunity to use the coupons I had left to get more beans. I guess I am good on beans now because these don't expire until May 2013! This is what I bought:

1 lb. deli Turkey Breast
1 lb. deli American Cheese
2 Jello Pudding (IP and TQ)
3 Mozzarella Cheese blocks (used blinkie and exp. yell. adv. flyer
2 Jimmy Dean Chicken Bisquit
4 Power of Fruit Bar
6 Motts Medley Apple Juice (Harvest of Savings Q and blinkie)
Potato Rolls
2 Hellmans Mayo (used 2 Giant MQ)
20 Cans Bushs Beans (asst) (used Toss for Cash exp. PQ)
6 Rotel Tomatoes used Home Tailgate Q)

My deli meat purchases were $13.17 alone. That means I paid $5.79 for the rest of the items which was a savings of 84%. I used expired Publix q's for the beans and rotel tomatoes as well as the mozz. cheese.

I am going to track my savings this year. So far I have saved over $950 using coupons, bogos, and store and/or competitor coupons!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I am guessing that the 8 o'clock coffee will be going on sale soon because I spotted the new blinkie! Woopie!! I really need to replenish my stockpile of coffee! Prices are supposed to be going up on coffee so keep that in mind and buy accordingly. With the blinkie ($2/2) and a BOGO sale, you should be able to get it for around $2 a bag. Make sure you grab a few and put in in your binder and we will all just wait for it to go on sale in a few weeks!


Thank you to Marcia E. and the staff at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Jacksonville for allowing me to come in and teach you how to save at the grocery and drug stores. I look forward to hearing your sucess stories!

If you are finding this blog from the ad in the St. Augustine Record, I invite you to scroll down and you can view my grocery and drug store purchases. You can go back for one year if you want to! I would love to hear from you. If you would like me to come to your workplace, organization, home or church, please give me a call. Join the hundreds of people who are saving and keeping some of their hard-earned money in their pocket.

Friday, January 14, 2011

PUBLIX 1/13/11, SPENT $.55, SAVED 99%

I was on my way to Jacksonville yesterday and ran into Publix to pick up a few things. This weeks ad is not a good one for me. In fact, I see very little in it. I only got a few items because I will have to go back and pick up my refrigerated/frozen items later this week. Again, a very specific trip just for a few things. This is what I bought:

20 cans beans (black, chili and canannelli)
18 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce
2 Hellmans Mayo (look for the 20% larger jar)
2 Swiss Miss (used 2/$2 Q's)
1 Large Vinegar
1 pack gum (if I didn't throw this in, they would have owed me money!)


If you store will take an expired Publix Q, use the $.55/1 Muir Glen printable from and also You will be able to print two off each site. If you have multiple computers to print from you will be able to get quite a few! Stack this with the $1/2 Harvest of Savings Publix Coupon. You will get organic tomato sauce better than FREE and pay $.09 can for organic tomato paste!

The beans will be added to my stockpile that I already had. These do not expire until 2013 so I will be good on beans for the better part of the year! Think soups, veggie quesadillas, etc.!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Here is the new Stewart's ad for this week. This sale starts 1/12 and goes thru Saturday. If you missed the chicken breasts at Publix last week, here is your opportunity to get them again!

Boneless Rib-Eye Steak $5.99 lb.

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

3 lb. bag onions, $1.50 each

Fresh, never frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts,
5 lbs. or more, $1.99 lb.

Collard Greens, $2.50 per bunch (limited supply)

Honeybell Tangelos this Week!!!!

Luther also picked up some more sweet Plant City Strawberries, jumbo Florida avocados, and the fresh local radishes. And they will be getting in a fresh truckload of navels and ruby red grapefruits, along with the honeybells.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Text the word DOLESALAD to the number 467467 to receive a FREE bag of Dole Salad Mix at Food Lion. You will have to reply with your MVP number. Be sure to include the small numbers at the beginning and end. This offer is available to the U.S. for a limited time only.

When they text back, (takes a few minutes), they will tell you that they loaded the deal onto your MVP card. Next time I go to Food Lion to pick up some chickens with my raincheck, I will get some Dole salad as well for FREE!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PUBLIX AGAIN 1/11/11, SPENT $12.48, SAVED 93%

I was just too tired to lug everything into the house and take a picture so again you will have to just use your imagination and picture my counter loaded with all this stuff! That darned Kelloggs Q reset again, so I had to print it off all the computers and go out again! When my daughter told me she could eat a box of Special K Red Berry in 3 days, that was all I had to hear. I finally found the Clorox wipes I had been watching for so I was very excited about that. OMG, did I just say that! That is sad when you get excited about FREE Clorox Wipes!

This is what I bought:

12 boxes Special K Red Berry
8 Peter Pan Peanut Butter
2 Crystal Light
10 Clorox Wipes
2 Cover Girl Mascara
2 Oil of Olay Cleanser
1 Bounty Napkin
1 Paper Towel (this brings my stockpile total to 11 8-packs...let's see how long they last!)
3 Special K Protein Drinks

I am giving away all the cereal and most of the peanut butter to my daughters. I am sure my youngest daughter will scarf up one of the mascaras and olay cleanser. And hopefully my hubby will have a smile on his face when he sees his stock of paper towels! I still have napkins from last summer so I definitely have enough to last me another year!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Go to Wags this week and do the following in three separate transactions using no RR's up front:

Buy Gummie Vitamins $5

2nd Trans.
Buy Pill Swallowing Spray $5
TOTAL 5.29 including tax
USE $5 from above

3rd. Trans.
Buy Gummie Vitamins $5
Use $5 RR from above

You will get 2 jars of Gummie Vitamins and useless Pill Swallowing Spray for $.29 and still have $5 RR to use next week!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

WALGREENS 1/9/11, SPENT $1.29

I started out with a RR in the amount of $10. It happened to be the perfect amount I needed.

My first transaction I bought:

1 Gummie Vitamin
1 Pill Swallowing Spray (are you kidding me!)
1 doz. eggs

TOTAL $11.29
USE $10 RR
GOT BACK 2 $5 RR's

Next Transaction
1 Gummie Vitamin

USE RR FROM PILL SPRAY (That is about the only thing this came in handy for!)


So for $1.29 OOP, I got 2 Gummie Vitamins, which my 17 year old (yes, I did say 17) called me all excited and wanted to know if she could open them, Pill Swallowing Spray and a dozen eggs.

Does anyone have any use for the Pill Swallowing Spray. Maybe we can use it as a lubricant for something else!

PUBLIX 1/9/11, SPENT $2.55, SAVED 99%

I was so excited to see that I did not experience any of the problems people had with the BOGO Kellogs coupon. I was able to use my coupons with the sale and and no problem. I used my raincheck for the juice and the hash brown potatos to get free juice and potatoes. I also added more milk to my stock so now I don't have to buy milk until the beginning of March!:) I would have never tried Smart Balance Milk if it had not been for coupons! This is what I bought:

4 Smart Balance Milk
8 Ore Ida Hash Browns
2 Steamfresh Vegetables
6 Peter Pan Peanut Butter
2 Oreo
4 Crystal Light
2 Flat Out Bread
3 pkgs. Boneless Chicken Breast
Romaine Lettuce
Braeburn Apples
Organic Carrots
10 Motts Medley Juice
2 Bounty Paper towel
2 Olay Cleanser
Cover Girl Mascara
12 Special K Granola
2 Life Cereal
4 Special K Protein drinks (free with peelie wyb Special K) Check your binders to see if you have this peelie!

My total before coupons and after BOGO's was $162 and change. I paid $2.55...priceless!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I got this e-mail from Eileen who took the coupon class a couple of months ago. This is what she had to say:


I keep spreading the word on how couponing can change your life.

This past week I was not feeling well and I went to the doctors. The doctor recommended that I take Therma Flu and get lots of rest. Well because of couponing I already had 2 bottles of Therma Flu at home and also because of couponing I had plenty of food and soup. I cannot thank you enough for helping me with couponing. Even when you're sick, it's nice to know you have all the necessities
so you do not need to send a family member out to go shopping.

I always tell everyone at a class that if you get a upset stomach, diahreaha, cough or cold, sinus congestion, migrane headache, you will always have the stuff on hand to use. This is proof that I am not the only one!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Who doesn't love Oreo Cookies? Actually, as a kid, my father was a cookie salesman for Salerno Bisquit. As a result of that, I had cookies at my disposal anytime I wanted them. Do you think as a kid I loved that? Actually, no! I got to the point where I hated cookies! It didn't make a difference what kind they were. When you had cookies laying around the house all the time you took them for granted. Fast forward 45 some years (uh oh I am giving away my age), and I still am not a fan of cookies. Yes, I know you find that hard to believe wondering how I keep this girlish figure! That is any cookie except Oreos!! Even though I love Oreos, I can only eat two max! Then I have hit my limit.,,and I may not eat another for months!

So when making up my grocery list I debated this question...Should I buy one or two bags of Oreos? My calculations brought me to the most sensible answer.

Cookies are on sale 2 for $5
Use $1 off cookies wyb milk q
Use $1 off cookies wyb milk q
Use Target $1/2
TOTAL FOR 2 BAGS $2 or $1 each

Now the same scenerio if I buy one bag $2.50
Use $1 off cookies wyb milk
I can't use any other coupons

So for another mere $.50 Oreo cookies can be at my disposal whenever I want them which really is not much at all! Now if I could just figure out a way to not like chocolate!


For all you Palm Coast followers, there was a $2 Wholly Guacamole pdf coupon that is available here. The Wholly Quacamole is on sale at Target for $2.49 so that means yummy quacamole for only $.49. This freezes well so stock up for Super Bowl!

If anyone sees a deal for this in our area, please let me know!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Next time my husband says to me "We are almost out of paper towels" he may want to re-phrase it. You see, I know my husband. He LOVES paper towels. Anything that a paper towel can be used for he uses it. Why use a napkin when you have a paper towel?Why not clean the counters with a paper towel? A spill on the floor? No worry, we have paper towels. Refrigerator dirty?...use paper towels! They are his FAVORITE kitchen item. So what did I do? I stocked up while they were on sale this week and bought six 8-packs. If you do the math on what I paid for them, I paid $.66 per roll for some and $.60 per roll for others. Not a bad price for paper towels so I stocked up the J-Mart! The only bad thing about stocking up paper towels is they are quite bulky. Now he won't ask for paper towels because he will see them lined up the wall in the garage. And the best part is I have a raincheck for 10 more that I can buy whenever my stockpile goes down...and I guarantee you it won't take that long!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The new ad is out for Stewarts Produce. The potatoes are a great buy as well as the pears. I may have to buy a chuck roast to do a pot roast in the crock pot! I do mine a little different than most people. I mix a packet of Good Seasons Dry Dressing, a package of brown gravy mix (dry) and a package of Hidden Valley Ranch (dry) dressing. Pour that over your meat in the crockpot and add a little water. It makes the best gravy and it is a change from the cream of mushroom soup recipe. Give it a try!

Boneless New York Strip Steak $5.99 lb.

Sushi Grade Tuna Steaks, $6.99 lb.

5 lb. bag Idaho Potatoes, $1.50 each

Sweet Anjou Pears, $.99 lb.

Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit, 5 for $1.00

Boneless Chuck Roasts, $2.99 lb.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I am trying to schedule another coupon class for January. Due to prior commitments and private classes, I cannot hold the next class until 1/17/11. If you are interested in attending this class, please contact me at 540-5225 or e-mail me.

The class will be held at Lighthouse Interiors, 304 Anastasia Blvd. at 6:30 pm. Class size is limited! Start the new year by saving money and keeping some of that hard-earned money in your pocket!


Here's a deal for you on the Peter Pan Peanut Butter. If you have the Home Tailgate Book and your store will take an expired PQ, there is a $1/1 Q which should make your peanut butter $.25 each with the sale beginning 1/6/11

Also, there is a coupon in there for $1/2 Hebrew National Hot Dogs which will be BOGO next week at $4.99. That coupon will make them $2 each!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

PUBLIX 1/2/11, SPENT $3.59, SAVED 94%

Sorry I didn't take a picture today. I had too many small items and I was just plain lazy to walk them in the house, snap a picture, and carry it all back out to
"J-MART" (my garage). I was so excited about the canned beans! This is what I bought:

22 cans Black Beans and Great Northern Beans (used Toss for Cash PQ)
8 Motts Medley Grape Juice (watch your expiration dates)(used Harvest of Savings Q and blinkie)
2 V-8 juice
1 Quaker Oatmeal
Romaine Lettuce

It would have been $1.59 but I forgot my $2 coupon.

Watch the expiration dates on the juice. All the ones on the shelf were expiring January and February 2011. This is the date of the few I have left on my shelf that I bought this past summer. I really do believe blinkies are used to move merchandise that is getting close to expiring. I am sure it is still good past the January 2011 date. How much past? That I don't know!