Friday, February 25, 2011

PUBLIX 2/25/11, SPENT $19.49, SAVED 86%

It's another good week at Publix!!! I ordered cereal, Uncle Ben's and Pam coupons, so I figured I'd better use the cereal coupons I already had so I didn't look like a crazy woman with a cartful full of cereal. I plan on going in again to get my canned vegetables, Pam, rice, cereal and more chicken. Stock up on chicken quarters at $.69 per lb. I have a great recipe for chicken with diced tomatoes, capers and a little orange juice. What a perfect meal to use our stock of diced tomatoes and our orange juice from the Minute Maid BOGO coupon!

I now have enough diced/crushed tomatoes and beans to last me a full year! Woopie!!! I won't be putting those on my list for a long time!


Does your Publix take an expired Publix store coupon? Then use the $.55/1 from the Personal Concierge Book and pay only $.54 for shampoo. This shampoo is perfect for my husbands "full" head of hair. I also use it to clean all my make-up brushes! Why use the expensive stuff when this works just as well!


If you don't shop at Walgreens, this is the week to jump in feet first and get started! There are a ton of great sales this week and many freebies to get you started rolling your RR's. The Vicks Sinex deal is back again! Ask your neighbor and friends for their coupons in this weeks paper or buy on-line. If you have RR's to start with, the deal will be even better! Here are some of my favorite freebies this week!

Vicks - $5.49 with in-ad coupon
20 ct. NyQuil or DayQuil
Buy $15 get a $5 Register Reward, Buy $20 get a $10 Register Reward
(long running RR deal good through 3/26/11)
$4 off Vicks Sinex - 2/27/11 P&G
FREE Puffs wyb (1) Vicks product - 2/27/11 P&G

Deal Idea
(4) Sinex NyQuil or Sinex DayQuil @ 5.49 after in-ad coupon = $21.96
(4) Puffs
(4) $4 off Sinex coupon -$16.00
(4) FREE Puffs coupons wyb Vicks
Pay $5.96
Get $10 Register Reward
Final cost: $4.04 Money Maker after coupons and RR + (4) FREE boxes of Puffs

Motrin IB Pain Relief - $3
Get a $3 Register Reward
$1 - 1/09/11 SS
Final cost: $1 Money Maker after coupon and RR
Motrin PM might also be one sale; it's pictured in the ad. If it's on sale, buy (2) use $6 off 2 coupon (1/09/11 SS), pay $0.00 and get back a $3 RR.

Super Poligrip Free (.75 oz) - $1.99
Get a $2 Register Reward
$1 off any Poligrip Free Product printable coupon
Final cost: $1 Money-Maker after coupon and Register Reward
Coupon is advertised as being for 4 oz. or more, but it prints with not size restriction.

Colgate Toothpaste Total Gum Defense or Total Advanced - $2.99
Get a $3 Register Reward
$1 Colgate Total Manufacturer coupon in Walgreens Holiday/Winter Diabetes & You Magazine
or .75 - 2/27/11 SS
or .50 - 2/13/11 SS
Final cost: .50 to $1 Money-Maker after coupon and RR

Applied Nutrition Anti-Aging Total Body Defense (50 ct) - $10
Get a $10 Register Reward
Final cost: FREE after RR

NasoGel Drip-Free Gel Spray (1 oz) - $4.99
Get a $5 Register Reward
Final cost: FREE after RR

Aquaphor Lip Repair (.35 oz) - $4.99
Get a $4 Register Reward
$1 off Aquaphor Lip Repair printable coupon
Final cost: FREE after coupon and RR

Baby Magic Lotion or Hair & Body Wash (16.5 oz) - $3
Get a $3 Register Reward
Final cost: FREE after RR


My family LOVES grapes! I know my daughter puts a dent on them as soon as they go in the refrigerator. Food Lion has grapes on sale for $.99 per lb. this week. If you find yourself driving by a Food Lion and you have a few minutes to spare, go in and get your grapes at a great price this week. I will be stopping by sometime before the ad ends to get mine!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


With all the heavy cans from this week, I was forced to remove all of them from my tall grey shelf because the shelf looked like it could collaspe any day! So my wise husband suggested I move lighter things on that shelf. It sure looks empty now! What you can't see is the bottom shelf which is completly full of Motts Medley Juice, V-8 Juice and Uncle Ben's Rice. You also can't see all my laundry detergent and cleaning supplies hidden into every crevice of my other tall shelf. My cleaning supplies go all the way to the back of the shelf, some put in front of the other. My stock of storage/freezer/sandwich bags also goes two deep on the shelf. I also didn't take a picture to the right of the shelf where I have all my paper plates, napkins, cups, and more juicy juice! Also not visable are my 20 boxes of Trash Bags! I don't know where the trash comes from in this house, but we certainly do produce a lot of it! Knowing I am not spending $6.59 on a box of trash bags makes me sleep better at night!

Once you get a stockpile, you know you will never have to pay full retail price for an item again. Knowing I paid $.25 or less for canned vegetables, beans, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, bread crumbs, Pam, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, canned tomatoes, crackers, etc., makes me happy! :) ...and my wallet too!

PUBLIX 2/23/11, SPENT $2.59, SAVED 93%

I am LOVING this Italian Sale!! I stopped at another Publix before this trip and did 2 transactions of the canned tomatoes, beans, chicken broth, etc. I bought a few other things including two $4.49 containers worth of parmasean cheese, Bertoli Pasta Sauce, Babybel Cheese (this was $3.99), etc. and 12 cans tomatoes, 16 cans beans, 8 vegetables, 4 broth, etc. and paid a little over $8. I don't know how, but between the store and home I lost the receipt!

I went over to the SR 16 Publix to get my Sargento cheese and free eggs deal and a few more italian day deals only to find them sold out of beans! But I did manage to spend $2.59 and get the following:

10 boxes Green Giant frozen Vegetables
10 boxes Juicy Juice (used RC and FLIP)
Pkg. Hormel Pepperoni
2 Buittoni Fettucini
4 Scrubbing Bubbles
4 Sundown Vitamins
2 Sominez
2 Vivarin
Excedrin PM
3 doz. eggs
6 Sargento Cheese
2 Bertoli Pasta Sauce
2 Dentyne
Mini Babybel (my daughter loves these and they sell for $3.99 alone)

I walked out to the car, loaded in all my groceries, and realized I left my envelope in the car with my other Bertoli coupons my friend Michelle gave me. So I ran back into the store and picked up 10 bottles Bertoli pasta sauce using the competitor and MQ and paid only $1.45 for all 10! Sorry, I didn't take a picture of the rest of the stuff. I was too tired and just wanted to get it all put away!!

Total spent for the haul of stuff I bought today was just over $12!!! Could you believe I had a pie crust on my list and I forgot it! With all the cheese and eggs, I want to make a quiche for dinner!!

After I get myself organized, I am going to make some bags for homeless people in Ponte Vedra that my brother has befriended. Looks like they will be eating a lot of pasta and beans!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Simply Potatoes are going to be BOGO starting Thursday, 2/24. If your store taxes an expired Publix q and you have the Smart Savings Booklet, use the $1/2 coupon to get your potatoes for only $.80 each!

Also, at CVS on Sunday, I scanned my card and received a $2 off any Excedrin Migrane or PM product. Check your binders for the Excedrin coupon in the amount of $3.50 that was mailed to you. If you have it, get $5.50 off a box of Excedrin.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Unfortunately, I don't see much this week for me at Walgreens, but my daughter can always use Tampons. I probably have 15 boxes already, but I know she is going to use them!! I am starting with a $6 and a $4 RR. I will buy two boxes of tampons in two separate transactions and also buy a newspaper with one of them. My total OOP for both transactions (before tax) will be $1.25 and I will get back two $5 RR's.

Hopefully Walgreens will have a better ad next week!

PUBLIX 2/20/11, SPENT $2.35, SAVED 96%

Do you notice anything wrong with this picture? I loaded everything on my counter for the picture and I had an uneven number cans of Hunts Tomatoes! I only meant to grab 6 and somehow 7 ended up in my cart. Could have been when I accidently knocked a can of vegetables off the shelf and a little 10 year old girl was standing there and I missed her foot by 2 inches! And of course she was wearing sandles! That would have hurt. That means my total should have been $.96!! This was an awesome trip!!

Holy Moley! Aren't you just loving this Italian Days Sale?? I had to go back and get more beans to add to my stock. These don't expire until 2013!! This is what I got:

2 Egg Beaters
2 Dentyne Ice Gum
4 Sargento Cheddar Cheese
Mini Babybel Cheese
4 Advil
Bananas Strawberries
Sweet Onion
8 cans beans
7 cans Hunts Tomatoes (OOPS!)
8 cans Green Giant Vegetables
Rye Bread
Hunk of Mozzarella Cheese
2 dozen eggs

I was able to use the $5 off $25 DG coupon, two $1 WD coupons and a $5/30 along with my Publix and competitor coupons. I will be going back again!!



My dog uses Nutro Max Mini Chunk Dog Food. I buy the largest bag there is 35 lbs. This bag usually sells for $38. They are on sale for $8 off and there is a coupon in the 1/23 RP for $4 that will works with the sale. The coupon is not specific to any Nutro brand and they said they would try it and it scanned! I saved $12 off my bag of dog food.

If you need dog food and use this brand, head over there with your coupon in hand to get a great savings!


I will be going back to the store again this week to get some more Italian Days Deals. I have already bought the bread crumbs, tomatoes, chicken broth, and frozen veggies. This is my next Italian Days Deal:

Buy 8 cans Green Giant Vegetables BOGO at $1.29 = $5.16
Buy 6 cans Hunts Tomatoes BOGO at $1.89 = $5.67
Buy 8 cans Progresso Beans $3/2 = $5.28

Use Italian Days Coupons found in the store and deduct $6 plus use the $5 off if you purchase 20 products. The total for all the products above is $5.11 PLUS use the coupon for $1.50 off a loaf of bakery bread (bagettes are on sale for $1.49) and get FREE bread also.

Stock up while you can! This is one of my favorite sales of the year


Here's one for you if your store accepts an expired Publix Q:

Buy Egg Beaters on sale for $1.66 each
Use the $1/2 from Jan ALL YOU
Use two $.75/1 from 1/9 SS (expired Publix Q

You will pay only $.41 per container of Egg Beaters!

and yet another:

Buy 2 Sargento Shredded Cheese 2/$4
Use 2 $1.50/1 Publix q's available now on
Use Get Free Eggs wyb 2 Sargento Cheese Q from All the Trimmings Booklet

Again, these coupons will work ONLY if your store will accept an expired Publix Q!!

and don't forget this one:

La Creme Yogurt will be FREE when you use the $.55/1 coupon available here and the $1/1 coupon from the Healthy Beginnings Booklet

Friday, February 18, 2011


The next St. Augustine Savers Coupon Workshop is set for Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30 pm. As always, the classes fill up quickly. Please let me know in advance if you will be attending.

Start the year off right by saving your family money. You won't be disappointed what you learn and how much you will save!

Contact me at 904-540-5225 or shoot me an e-mail!!


Go here to print your $5/$25 coupon for Dollar General. The coupon is good for Saturday, Feb. 19th only. Ask your customer service manager if they will take for one or two weeks past expiration. They probably will (except the Beach store).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

PUBLIX 2/17/11, SPENT $19.66, SAVED 80%

Boy, am I glad this week was better than last week! Unfortunately, I did not need some of the items that are really good deals. I used a raincheck for the Athenos Feta and was glad to stock up on more chicken broth and canned tomatoes. This is what I bought:

4 GG frozen vegetables
6 Hunts Tomatoes
4 Progresso Bread Crumbs
4 Wishbone Italian
1 Sorrento Ricotta
1 Sorrento Mozz
2 Lipton Tea Bags
1 Cantelope
Publix Bread
2 Sorrento Cheddar Cheese
1 lb. deli cheese (this was $6.75)
1/2 lb. Boars Head Turkey (this was $3.72

The last two deli items alone totaled $10.47, more than half of my total. That means I paid $9.19 for all the other items. Take the time now during this sale to stock up on all your progresso items. This progresso sale only comes once a year!

I was in a hurry today to get out of the store. I plan on going back before the sale ends on Wed. and pick up a few more items, especially the Advil!!


Don't forget now is the time to stock up on FREE Advil. It is currently priced at $4.49 each. When you use the $2/1 MQ here and stack with the $5/2 from the green adv. flyer, you get FREE ADVIL!!

Who doesn't love FREE advil!


Stewart's ad looks pretty good this week with the boneless skinless chicken breasts, strawberries and onions. Lettuce at the grocery store is $1.99 a bunch so $1.50 for hydroponic lettuce is a good buy.

Boneless NY Strip Steak $5.99 lb.

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

Thursday through Saturday ONLY!

New Crop Plant City Strawberries, this weekend!

Claw Crab Meat, 1 lb. can, $6.99

3 lb. bag Onions, $1.50 each

Local Grown Hydroponic Lettuce, $1.50 per head

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Food Lion has Bone-In Chicken Breasts on sale for $.99 per lb. That is a good price if you like them with the bone in. I personally think they are more flavorful than boneless skinless. I picked up 3 packages to stock in my freezer and a 5 lb. bag of navel oranges for $3.99. That brings my grocery purchases for the month so far to $90.70. That includes toilet paper, trash bags, etc. as well as my grocery items.

Also, there was a coupon for a BOGO coupon for Snickers in the 1/23/11 RP. Pair that with the BOGO sale at Food Lion and get the Peanut Butter Snickers Bars for FREE. I left my coupon in the car so I missed out! Maybe I will go back to get more chicken and get it then.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Starting Saturday, a coupon for $5/2 will be in the Green Advantage Flyer for Advil. Stack that with the $2/1 coupon found here and get a great deal on Advil. Since I already have plenty of Advil in stock, I will be getting some Children's Advil to have on hand for the grandkids!!


Heads up guys!! Look on the front page of the Red Plum in todays mail and make sure you cut out the $5 off $50 coupon for Publix!!


Are any of you intrigued by Walmart's claim to accept competitor coupons? Well, my good friend and fellow couponer Bev was so she ventured into Walmart with a small handful of coupons...and when I say small, I mean small! She only bought 16 items and she said it wasn't worth it at all! The advice she has is if you plan on going make sure you take plenty of advil with you! She tried Walmart once with their competitor coupon policy and vowed not to go back. She decided to give them another try and has now said she won't go back. She even made a point of going up and speaking to a manager before she left! They do not take off the coupons at the end like Publix and Winn Dixie do. They take it off the item itself. If you have a $1/2 competitor q, they would take it off $.50 off each item. Her receipt looked like she should have had a cartful of groceries instead of 16 items. Dealing with Walmart and coupons has always been a nightmare and now I can't imagine throwing competitor coupons in the mix. If any of you try to do this, I would recommend only using a few coupons (knowing who you are dealing with)!! I myself won't be going into Walmart any time soon. When I venture in, I will keep you posted and let you know how it goes.

If any of you go in Walmart and try to use competitor coupons, please let me know so I can share it with everyone!

PUBLIX 2/15/11, SPENT $11.62, SAVED 82%

Did anyone else have a problem finding any buys in this ad? There was nothing I really wanted except the pork roast I am looking forward to making! Put that baby in the crock pot or in the oven in a "Bag-n-Season" bag and dinner will be done! I couldn't resist the temptation to buy two more Hefty Trash Bags at $2.45 each and add them to my 17 boxes I already have. I bought the last two boxes on the shelf, so I was able to get a raincheck. This is what I bought:

2 Minute Maid OJ (used BOGO Q)
4 Zatarain Jambalaya
Baby Carrots
Pork Roast
2 Sominex (see below)
2 Vivarin (used $5/2 and two $2/2 for overage)
2 Hefty Trash Bags
2 U Kotex

Total spent $11.62. The total before coupons was over $55.00

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CVS 2/13/11, SPENT$4.38

I had some ECB's to roll so I did this in 4 transactions. I was excited to see the Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste because this is what I buy for my husband. Anytime I can get it I stock up on it. This is what I bought:

3 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste
2 Listerine Zero
1 Heath Bar

GOT BACK $15.16 ECB's

For less than the price of the newspaper and 1 toothpaste I got all the above and have over $15 in ECB's to roll into the following weeks.

The new guy from photo was running the register and he didn't adjust my ECB down so it was just easier to buy something (heath bar...yum, it's already gone!) or my OOP would have been just under $1 less!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I was in a real rush when I ran into Walgreens today. All I did is one transaction because I bought the last two Motrin PM on the shelf. I bought 2 Motrin PM, Naso-Gel and a newspaper for $1.11 and got back a $5 and a $3 RR. I will go back later in the week to finish my transactions. Darn if I looked all over that store for the Aquafor and could not find it. I am not a fan of the manager of the beach store, so I decided to wait until they restocked the Motrin or go to another store! Anyway, I will take FREE Motrin anyday.

WALGREENS 2/12/11, SPENT $4.16

I was so excited to see black olives on sale at Walgreens this week for $.99. I only had one can left and that sets you into panic mode :)!!

I did the following in three transactions, having to change up my scenerio because my store was out of hand sanitizer. I started out with a $2 and a $3 RR. This is what I bought:

1st Transaction:

Right Guard Body Wash
2 Lindsay Olives
TOTAL DUE $1.21 (had to pay $1 more OOP because I substituted this for sanitizer)

2nd Transaction:

Arnicare Gel
1 Lindsay Olive
TOTAL DUE: $1.98

3rd Transaction:

Neuragen PN
2 Lindsay Olives

I still have 2 more transactions to do but this store was out of Arnicare Gel. My total OOP was $4.16 and I still have $10 in RR's. Remember, I would have spent $5 for the olives alone which is what I really needed!! If I can get to another Walgreens tonight, I will do my last 2 transactions and post those later!

4th transaction:
1 Arnicare Gel
1 Hand Sanitizer
1 doz. eggs
1 gal distilled water

I decided to end it there instead of going two more transactions. Watc h for my CVS deals this next week. I am stocking up on 4 sensitive toothpaste and 2Listerine Zero for $.29 OOP and getting back over $15 in ECB's!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Here is the ad for this week. If you need Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, make sure you pick some up at Stewart's. They usually go fast so don't wait until late on Saturday to get them!

Boneless NY Strip Steak $5.99 lb.

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

New Crop Plant City Strawberries, this weekend!

Sushi Grade Tuna Steaks, $6.99 lb.

Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges,
or Honeybell Tangelos, 3 for $1.00

Local Grown Hydroponic Lettuce, $1.50 per head


If any of you ran out of the yogurt we got for $.25 a few weeks back, there are some yogurt deals out there. They are not as good as the one weeks ago, but if you need yogurt, it would be a good time to pick it up.

Athenos Greek Yogurt 5.3 oz, 10/$10
-$1/1 Athenos Feta, Hummus, Pita Chip or Yogurt (exp 3/2/2011)
-$2/2 Athenos Feta, Hummus, Chips or Yogurt (IE) Rolling Printable (FF)
-$0.75/2 Athenos Greek Yogurt All You Jan 2011 (exp 3/31/2011)
-$1/2 Athenos Greek Yogurt Product Rolling

Dannon Danimals Smoothie 6 pk, 3/$6
-$1/1 Dannon Yogurt 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)

Dannon Danimals Double Crush Cups 4 pk/4 oz or Coolision Dual Tubes 6 pk/2.2 oz, 3/$6
-$1/1 Dannon Yogurt 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
**PAY $1 FOR A 4-PK

Dannon DanActive 4 pk/3.1 oz, 3/$6
-$1/1 DanActive 4 pk or 8 pk
-$1/1 Dannon Yogurt 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$1/1 Dannon DanActive Yogurt 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
**PAY $1 FOR A 4-PK.

I have a raincheck for Athenos Feta Cheese. I plan on using my $2/2 coupons with my raincheck to pay only $.75 for Feta Cheese. Always keep your eyes peeled for deals that may correspond with your rainchecks!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Sorry, there is no picture here because the bags are all still in the back of my car! I still haven't got them out and may not until tomorrow! Winn Dixie had Classico Spaghetti and Alfredo Sauce BOGO. Enter my daughter who had numerous coupons for Buy a White Sauce, get a Red Sauce for FREE! So, my daughter and I ran into the Palm Coast WD and filled our cart with 36 jars of spaghetti and alfredo sauce! No, we didn't do it at all at once! We did it in 2 trips to the register. The first time around we threw in some grapes at $1.29 per lb. for good measure! When I checked my receipt when I got in the car I realized that she didn't take off one of the coupons so we ended up paying $2.99 for 20 jars! Still not least the other 16 jars were free! We will each end up with 6 jars of Classico Spaghetti Sauce and 6 jars of Alfredo Sauce!

PUBLIX 2/5/11, SPENT $27.63, SAVED 82%

Holy Moley! I spent $27!! How in the heck did that happen? Well, the Tostitos were an impulse buy. What in the heck did I need 2 bags of these for? All the commercials for the superbowl were playing in my head (even though I could care less about the game and couldn't even begin to tell you who was playing) and I wanted to whip up some good Superbowl snacks. Enter in my husband who stepped up and made the most awesome wings and sausages wrapped in crescent rolls! That let me off the hook and now 2 bags of chips (and $7 later) are waiting for the next party! This is what I bought for $27:

2 Thomas' English Muffins
2 Tostitos Scoops
2 Wheat Thins
2 Motts Apple Juice
6 Hormel Chili (save this for Mexican dip!)
2 Laughing Cow Cheese (to put on the english muffins!)
4 Kraft Velveeta Cheese (can you say constipation??)
4 Shredded Cheese
1 Cottonelle Toilet Tissue
2 Breakstone Sour Cream
6 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce
4 Sundown Vitamins
3 Avacados
2 Aleve
18 Ro-Tel Tomatoes
More Cheese
Romaine Lettuce
2 U-Kotex

I get nervous when my supply of cheese gets below the limit of I can't fit it all in my inside refrigerator! Time to stock up on more when you can get it for under $.90 each! I'm good for the next 10 mexican dips although I would love to see olives go on sale again soon!! Please Walgreens, hear my plea and run them again so I can stock up! We are an olive eating family!


The next class will be held on February 21st at 6:30 pm at Lighthouse Interiors. Let me know if you want to attend. This class is almost full so don't wait to long to respond!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Looking for some superbowl treats and want to save money at the same time? Go here and print your coupon for $.55/2 Hormel Chili with Beans. Click on SAVE MORE and pick Hormel Chili. This will direct you to where you can print 2 coupons. Pair this with the $.50/1 coupon in the IVC January Wags Bookelt and the current sale and pay just under $.50 can. Make mexican dip or buy the Margaritaville Tortilla Chips on sale for $1.66, top with Chili, Kraft Cheese (also on sale when you stack the TQ and MQ), jalepenos and olives. Also, look for peelies on the Tostitos Tortilla Chips for $1/2. I saw them on the packages at Walgreens.

Or...make a dip from the Ro-Tel tomatoes. You can get these as low as $.11 each. Mix with Velveeta cheese and serve with the tortilla chips. Use the $1/1 coupon from the Game Day Playbok and stack with the $.50/1 Velveeta coupon from the January IVC booklet and get a great deal on Velveeta. This also makes great grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese! Thanks Bev on the heads up on Velveeta!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I was on a blog at Hot Coupon World tonight and I found this in the blog:

Was talking to someone who works at customer service and she told me that they are coming up with a new coupon policy. Seems there have several complaints about differences between the stores and they are attempting to make it more uniform.

Here is what I gathered from our conversation:
1. No more Target coupons
2. No more BJ coupons
3. Will only be able to use one coupon on a BOGO; their reasoning is why
get xx off on a "free item". I asked more about that and that is what it
sounded like.

She was sharing some experiences that her store has had with some coupon users (the ones that give everyone else a black eye). She cited specifics examples of out and out abuse (in my opinion more like fraud).

Just relating what she told me, take for what its worth.

BTW this store is in Central Florida (Poinciana

It will be a sad day if they do not take 2 coupons on a BOGO. I also will be shopping at Target more if they will no longer accept them as a competitor. Why would I use it at Publix if I can stack it with a MQ at Target? I hope all of us couponers get together and voice our opinion when the new policy comes out.


Need more Excedrin?

Now is the time to stock up! There is a $1/1 coupon for the 8ct Excedrin in the February coupon book and a printable Excedrin coupon with NO size restrictions! Sweet!

Extra Strength 8 ct. is $1.49
-$1/1 Excedrin Product, Any PRINT
-$1/1 Excedrin Extra Strength 8 ct. (5515) February Coupon Book
= FREE (Plus $.51 OVERAGE if your store allows!)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

PUBLIX 2/3/11, SPENT $9.64, SAVED 83%

I ran back into Publix today to get some Tofu. Yes, I said Tofu, two of them to be exact! I bought these for my daughter and I plan on dousing it with soy sauce to give it some flavor. She loves it! I, on the other hand, have no desire to eat any! The only place I have had Tofu and liked it was at Mama Fu's in Mandarin. Believe me...if I knew it was in there I would have pushed it all to the side. But when you cook it with other things it takes on that flavor. This is where the soy sauce comes in. I'll let you know how it went! This is what I bought:

2 Extra Firm Tofu
4 Flintstone Gummie Vitamins (these sell for $6.99 each, use MQ and $5/2 PQ
2 Pace Salsa
2 U Kotex Tampons
2 English Muffins

I will head back to the store before the end of the sale to get my lunchmeat and produce and stock up on Ro-Tel!

PUBLIX 2/1/11, SPENT $8.35, SAVED 93%

Today's shopping trip begins the month of February and I have spent $8.35 so far! Coffee, glad trash bags, and spaghetti sauce were my favorites this week. I had a raincheck for the Ragu and I did the Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free with it. I asked the manager and they said I could get as many as I I did! Twelve bottles in all! This is what I got:

4 Glad Trash Bags
4 Glad Freezer Bags
Mueller Jumbo Shells
4 8 O'Clock Coffee (also got raincheck)
2 Doritos
Fresh Asparagus
6 Ragu
6 Publix Sauce
2 Dove Deodorant
7 8-Pk. Juicy Juice
1 Capri Sun (given as substitution for Juicy Juice)

My stash of trash bags now is going to take me through the rest of the year. Since my family uses a lot of trash bags, I am excited that I don't have to buy them. Holy Moley, I also have a great stash of spaghetti sauce when I feel like I don't want to cook. Add some sausage, a can of diced tomatoes (stocked on those also!) and spices, and I am good to go!


I made the decision to track my grocery and drugstore spending. I totalled my receipts for January and my total was $144.79. That is $36.20 per week! I was pleased with that dollar amount considering I used to spend $144.79 in one week before coupons and not have nearly all the stuff I have now!

My drugstore OOP for the month of January was $9.44 and my shelves are full with stuff!

What about you? How are you doing with your grocery spending? Leave a comment and let us know.


Boneless NY Strip Steak $5.99 lb.

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

New Crop Red Creamer Potatoes, $.99 lb.

Claw Crab Meat, 1 lb. container, $6.99

Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges,
or Honeybell Tangelos, 3 for $1.00

Local Grown Hydroponic Lettuce, $1.50 per head

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MORE FREE MUIR GLEN TOMATO SAUCE AND JOHN FREIDA DEAL just introduced another Muir Glen coupon for $.75/1. Pair this with the $1/2 Harvest of Savings Publix Q and pay $.03 for two cans of tomato sauce. You can only do this deal if your store will take an expired Publix coupons.

Also thanks to Cathie for e-mailing me the deal on John Freida products. They are on clearance and you can do the following deal:

John Frieda Shampoo/Conditioner 1.60
John Frieda styling product 1.60

Use one 1/1 MQ on any Frieda shampoo, SS 12/5
Use one 2/1 MQ on any Frieda styling, SS 12/5

Almost free!

Thanks Cathie for the heads up!

I hope all of you got your FREE Dove Deodorant this week!


Be on the lookout for this great coupon sheet found at Publix! All of the coupons are store coupons that expire 2/25/11. Below is a list of the coupons and the manufacturer coupon matchups:

$0.50/1 Herbal Essences Hair Care Product
-$1/2 Aussie or Herbal Essences Product 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-B1G1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Styler WYB 1 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

$1.00/1 Clairol Hair Color
-$2/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$2/1 Clairol Nice n Easy Hair Color 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$3/1 Clairol Perfect 10 Hair Color 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$2/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste
-$1/1 Crest Pro-Health For Me Toothpaste 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$1/1 Crest Toothpaste 1/16/2011 P&G Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

$1.00/2 Old Spice Fresh Collections or Gillete Deodorant
-$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash WYB Deodorant 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant or Body Wash P&G MIR Savings Booklet (exp 1/31/2011)
-B1G1 Gillette Deodorant 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-B1G1 Gillette Deodorant 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$3/1 Gillette Clinical Strength Deodorant 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

$0.50/1 Always or Tampax Product
-$1/1 Always Infinity Pads 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$0.50/1 Always Pantiliners 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$1/1 Always Pads 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$2/1 Tampax or Compak Pearl Tampons 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$1/1 Tampax Tampons 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

$0.50/1 Aussie Hair Care Product
-$1/2 Aussie or Herbal Essences Product 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-B1G1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Styler WYB 1 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

$1.00/1 Olay Cleanser
-$1/1 Olay Facial Product 1/16/2011 P&G Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$2/1 Olay Age Defying Moisturizer or Cleanser 1/2/2011 RP Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$5/1 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser P&G MIR Savings Booklet (exp 1/31/2011)

$0.50/1 Crest Pro-Healthy Rinse 500 mL +
-$1/1 Crest Rinse Pro-Health 400-500ml 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$2/1 Crest Rinse Mouthwash 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)

$0.50/1 Oral-B Manual Brush
-$0.75/1 Oral-B Toothbrush 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$1/1 Oral-B Manual Toothbrush 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$0.75/1 Oral-B Toothbrushes 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)

$1.00/1 CoverGirl item
-$1/1 Cover Girl Product 1/30/2011 PG Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$1/1 Covergirl Product 1/16/2011 P&G Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
-$1/1 Cover Girl Product 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$2.50/2 Cover Girl Product 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)