Monday, April 30, 2012


Do you own a FoodSaver appliance? I have one and I love it!

The FoodSaver bags are $19.99 at Target. On their site there is a coupon for Buy One Get One Free bags. I noticed today they restocked but the $2 peelie that was on the old boxes is gone. If you still want to take advantage of the BOGO deal, go HERE and print the coupon for $2 off FoodSaver Bags. Use zip 30187 if you don't see it.

You will get $40 worth of bags for $16.


Are you wanting to spruce up your home for the summer? Maybe a fresh coat of paint will help.

Go HERE and use zip 30187 and grab the coupon for $5 off Benjamin Moore paint.


This next week coming up and the following week will be a good time to stock up on laundry detergent. You should NEVER have to pay more than $2 to $3 a bottle. You can't be brand specific if you want to get laundry detergent at this price. If you are willing to get brand name detergents for a great price, then read on:

Beginning 5/6/12 at Walgreens, ALL DETERGENT will be on sale for $3.99. Use the $1/1 from the 4/1 RP and get a bottle for $2.99.

Also beginning Thursday, Publix will have Gain on sale for $3.99. Use the $1/1 from the 4/15 RP and get it for $2.99 a bottle also.

Take this opportunity to buy 7 bottles of Gain and 2 bananas. Use seven $1/1 Gain coupons and a $5 off $30 WD coupon. Your total should be about $30.13 before coupons. After the above coupons, pay about $18.13 or $2.50 a bottle!

Remember if either store is out-of-stock, get a raincheck. I like to hold the rainchecks at Publix to use when they have the gas card deal!


I spotted the new Spring Gatherings Booklet at the Cobblestone Publix today. They were at each register and the cashier was giving one to each customer. There were also some behind the customer service desk.

Keep your eyes peeled for this new booklet. Most coupons expire 5/26/12. Hopefully we will see a good sale to pair with some of the coupons.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Do you love girl scout cookies? Do you wish you could make your own girl scout cookies?

Then go HERE and download the copycat recipes for all your favorite cookies from thin mints, samoas, and tagalongs.

Some of these sound so good. I can't wait until I can try some of these!


Are you a fan of Pier 1?

I found this in my inbox today but you had better act fast if you want to use it! Take 20% off your entire regular priced transaction from 4/29 to 5/1 ONLY!

Like I said, don't hesitate! Go HERE to print your coupon


If you are looking for some Easter deals, CVS has marked down their Easter merchandise to 75% off.

Not as good as Target sales when they go 90% off, but you may be able to get a few good items.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Just in case some of you didn't see this, check out this deal at Lowes in the new Yellow Advantage Flyer.

Just like the gas card deal, when you spend $25 in groceries, get a $50 Lowes card for $40. If any of you are thinking ahead to fathers day this may be something you may want to pick up.

I think Lowes is more female friendly than Home Depot so you may find some nice things for your home there also!

I WON!!!

If you heard someone screaming at 9:23 pm it was me!

I walked into the house after working all day, going to church and dinner and saw an envelope on the kitchen counter. I opened it and found that I was one of the 500 FIRST PRIZE WINNERS who won a $100 Publix Gift Card from the Italian Days Sweepstakes!

I always knew the Italian Days Sale was my favorite it is even better!!

I am not one to enter contests but I put my name in once for this one. What a surprise! My daughter is already rallying for me to give it to "the poor college student" when she goes back to school in the fall. I just may have to.

Keep entering those contests! You may be lucky like me!!

Friday, April 27, 2012


I just had to post this! Isn't this just the coolest thing? Just today when talking on my cell phone at home I leaned the wrong way and disconnected two people. Now with this it won't happen anymore! I absolutely love it and it is pink!!! How could you not love it!

Thanks to my husband for giving me this for my birthday along with some other cool stuff. He always listens to me and gets me practical things I can use...A jacuzzi pillow, a Weight Watchers Cookbook, accessories for my bike and that cool phone. (Sorry about the glare from the flash!)


I posted earlier about the BIC razors being possibly free. Our paper only received the $1.50/1 coupon, although I had some $2/1 from my coupon fairy that were from another region.

I ordered some SmartBalance Milk coupons as well as $3/1 Bic razor coupons. To my surprise, the milk coupons were correct but the razor coupons were wrong. They sent me $1.50/1 coupons instead of the $3/1 coupons I had ordered.

I noticed they are still available on for $.30 each. I think I will just cut my losses and buy 8 razors with the $2/1 coupons I have and then use a $3/$25 or $5/$30 and still get them for a great price. I did, however, get a raincheck for them just in case I decide to buy the coupons after the sale ends.


My coupon fairy struck again! This time it was a smaller envelope with some inserts in it. There were also two $1.50/1 SmartBalance Milk Coupons that were already cut out. I was headed to work the next  morning which was the last day of the sale so I stopped at Publix before work to get two more half gallons of milk for $1.00 each! Those will come in handy with my milk drinker now home.

I still don't know who is sending these inserts. The two SmartBalance coupons for $1.50 were a tip that it is someone who is not in our region. Our inserts only received a $1.00/1 coupon.

Whoever you are, I thank you again from the bottom of my heart! I love getting them and wish I could repay you for the mail costs incurred for shipping them. I hope someday you step forward and let me thank you personally!


OOPS! Sorry the pictures are going the wrong way!

I ran into Publix today to get a few things I needed to make the requested dinner for Lindsay who is home for the summer. While I was there at the beach store, I spotted these on the customer service desk.

The first book "There's Nobody Else Like Mom" has several good coupons good for the month of May until June 3rd. The best coupon is a $3/$25. It does say that you cannot use more than one. I suggest splitting your order if you want to use two.

The other is the Hello, Baby! Hello, Sale booklet. Some of these coupons came in handy with the Lysol sale last week, but of course, I did not have it then!! The good news is that I didn't buy any Lysol products because I still have a plentiful supply.

There is also a sheet for $2 off $20 in the Liquor store.

Keep your eyes peeled for these books!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


As you know, Publix will now accept a competitor coupon like Target on a Publix item. With that being said, here are a few deals using Target coupons available HERE.

Publix Cereal, RaisinBran, Crunchy Bran & Raisin, or Sweetened Multi-Grain Almonds & Oats, Honey & Oats, or Strawberry & Oats, 13- 20 oz @ - $1.99

$0.75/1 Archer Farms Dry Cereal Target printable
Final price: $1.24 each

Publix Premium Ground Coffee, assorted varieties, 12 oz @ - $4.99

$1/1 Archer Farms Coffee Target printable
Final price: $3.99 each

Publix GreenWise 100% Organic Apple Juice, or Organic Lemonade, 64 oz @ - $2.85

$1/2 Market Pantry Juice or Juice Drinks Target printable
Final price: $2.35 each

Since this is so new on the Publix coupon policy, I would check with the customer service desk first just in case you have a cashier who doesn't know the ropes!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Here is the weekly ad for Stewart's Produce:
Fresh, never frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts,

5 lbs. or more, $1.99 lb.
Boneless NY Strip Steaks, $5.99 lb
EZ Peel Deveined Shrimp, 26 to 30 count, $4.99 lb.
Florida Sweet Corn, 5 for $1.00
Florida Blueberries, $2.99 each or 2 for $5.00
Dole Baby Spinach or Spring Mix, 11 oz. tub, $1.99 each
Haas Avocados, $.99 each

Seedless Personal Watermelons, $3.99 each

D'Anjou Pears, $.99 lb.

Tommy Atkins Mangos, $1.50 each

Golden Ripe Del Monte Pineapples, $2.99 each or 2 for $5.00
Jumbo Florida Watermelons, $7.99 each

Kiwis, 2 for $1.00

Pickling Cucumbers, 10 for $1.00

Romaine Hearts, 3 pack, $1.50 each

1 lb. canister peeled Garlic, $2.99 each .
1 lb. package White Mushrooms, $2.49 each
New Crop Red Creamer Potatoes $1.99 lb.

Fresh Guavas, $3.49 lb.

The shrimp he has at $4.99 per lb. are just awesome!


I totally forgot to post this from a dedicated reader Laura who went to Target and did the above deals.

Here is what she wrote:

Did this deal the other day thanks to your blog about your daughter and the magnum ice cream!! So happy you decided to stick with the blogging. I check it every day an sometimes more than once. Lol. Got a grat deal here: 2 magnum ice cream 2 merona tank tops Light bulbs 2 guacamole and 2 taco seasoning 2 lifesavers 1 carefree pantyliner 2 tums fresher 2 aquafresh all for only $10.17 There was an older gentleman behind me in line. At first I thought he was going to get frustrated because the cashier didn't know you could use a mf and store q on 1 item. But I corrected him and he got verification from his supervisor. But the man said "you watch that couponing show?" I said Ive watched it a couple of times but don't really agree with the "extreme" part. At the end when the cashier said I had save $30 some odd dollars he was excited!! And said wow!! Way to go!! All in all, thanks x a million for keeping up your blog. It's one of my favorite things to check out each day!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Laura

Thanks again Laura! You made my day!


Tena Pads are going to be BOGO beginning with the Thursday ad. If you need this product, here is even a better deal for you! Go HERE and print a coupon for $2.50 off! The coupon is in PDF form so go ahead and print as many as you would like.

The Tena Pads will be BOGO at $5.19 so only pay $.19 after coupons! Why wasn't this deal offered during gas card week?? That really would have brought our total up and it would have been a good donation item!


If any of you were lucky enough to get a raincheck for Quaker Instant Oatmeal when it was on sale a few weeks back, go HERE and print a coupon for $1/2. Note that there are tabs for Grocery Coupons1, 2, and 3.

I don't know why, but whenever it goes on sale and I have a raincheck, I always seem to get a coupon to stack with it! Lucky me!!

I am guessing these will be under $2 per box with BOGO RC and MQ!


Go HERE for a coupon for $5 off $15 at TGI Friday's.

The coupon doesn't expire until 6/30 and it is in PDF form so go ahead and print as many as you like!


Monday, April 23, 2012


I found this on the internet and found it to be very interesting and thought I would pass it along to you. I always say in my classes NEVER COPY COUPONS. Here is is a great story.

A friend taught me to coupon last year. She also taught me how to abuse the system with photocopying. I never really thought it was right, but I never thought there’d be repercussions.

A few months ago, she started borrowing and copying my coupons since she maxed out the number of coupons she could print on her account. Last week, I discovered I couldn’t print mine, either. I had a sinking feeling that this was happening because we were both using my account.

I spoke with her, expressed my concern and disappointment over losing my printing privileges, and we both agreed to destroy any copies we still had in our possession. But then she hit me with the big one: She made copies of my coupons for other people, too.

How can I redeem myself and regain my printing privileges? I’m too afraid to contact the company because I fear some type of harsh punishment. I should have known better. I’m hurt, embarrassed and scared to death of possible legal action on the company’s part. What can I do?

– Scared Couponer

A. I’m sorry to hear that your friend advocated photocopying and reusing coupons. It’s coupon fraud, plain and simple, and reading the fine print on any coupon will tell you that. And yet, this isn’t the first email I’ve received from serial photocopiers who don’t seem to care that what they’re doing is a crime – until they’re about to get caught, that is.

Printable coupons from major websites have a unique identifier, typically an additional bar code or serial number. This identifier is tied to your computer’s IP address. That means any coupon misuse can be traced back to you.

When your photocopies come through the redemption house, several things happen.

First, the clearinghouse scans the coupons and flags any photocopies. The store is not reimbursed for photocopied coupons. If someone prints a $1 coupon and makes 20 copies, the store will only receive $1 in reimbursement, a $20 loss. It’s the same as shoplifting $20 worth of merchandise from the store. I don’t understand how anyone could see it any other way. Someone pays for that $20 in fraudulent coupons. It’s not you, and it’s not the manufacturer, which means the store takes the loss.

At the clearinghouse, photocopied coupons are pulled from the conveyor belt, tagged and reported. Coupon processing systems keep these fraudulent coupons for at least one year. Once photocopies are identified, coupon sites can disable the printing plug-in on the computer that generates the fakes. That’s what happened to you. It’s highly unlikely that a company will restore printing privileges once they’ve been revoked.

Unfortunately, having printing privileges revoked is only the first step. The company can also ask the Internet service provider for records that show if the customer was signed onto that IP address at the time the fraudulent coupons were printed. They will then be able to tie a specific person or account to that instance of fraud. At that point, they may prosecute.

Coupons state in the fine print that they are void if copied and that any other usage constitutes fraud. You can’t argue that you weren’t aware of these consequences just because you failed to read the coupon’s terms.

It’s irresponsible for anyone to advocate photocopying coupons, especially someone who uses coupons often. It saddens me that after her own printing privileges were turned off, your friend continued her actions on your computer, copying and distributing an unknown quantity of coupons to an unknown number of people. She cost you the printing privileges on that computer, but if you ever buy a replacement, you’ll have a new, unique hardware address. And with a new computer comes a clean start. Go forth, but photocopy coupons no more!


Go HERE to print a coupon for $1 off a bottle of Heinz 57 Sauce. I love this stuff when we grill.

Simply mix equal parts of Heinz 57 and Honey and brush on chicken leg quarters when you cook them on the grill. Make sure you don't brush on until the last bit of cooking time.

It is one of our family favorites!


When I was in Publix the other day, I specifically looked at the Oxi-Clean Spray because I had a $1.50 OxiClean Laundry Care Item TQ for it. Since I still have plenty of Shout Spray and Wash on hand that I got for free, I decided to skip this deal because I really didn't want to pay $1.50. It is on sale at Publix for $2.99.

In the 4/22 SS there was a coupon for $.50/1 Oxi Clean Spray so that might push me over the edge to try it. The other reason I want to try it is because when my daughter and grandkids were staying with us a few weeks ago, she had to spot-treat a few of their clothes. She used my Shout spray and wash and it didn't come out. I suggested she do it again and it STILL didn't come out! You could still faintly see the spaghetti sauce stain.

When she got home she sprayed it with Clorox Spray and Wash and it came right out! Now I don't know if it was because of the Clorox or because it was the third time being washed. She swears by the Clorox spray versus the Shout. She says the Shout doesn't work.

So I want to be prepared! I'm not going to get rid of my Shout but now I'll have another option on hand if we, um...I mean my husband, gets a stain on his shirt!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


As I was pulling out of CVS this morning I saw a sign for milk for $2.79. Right now CVS have TG Lee milk for $3.79 but it is giving a $1 ECB. If you still have the TG Lee printable coupon for $1, you will get the milk for $2.79 plus get a $1 ECB!

To see if you still qualify to print this coupon, go HERE. I have already printed my quota but I still have the coupon that is good until 12/31/12!

I love cheap milk!

CVS 4/23/12

My CVS trip this week had a little glitch in it but it ended up OK...I just didn't get my lipstick!

I was able to buy (on two cards):

2 Blink Tears
2 U-Kotex Tampons
Suavital Fabric Softner
Carmel (NOT part of the plan!)

I paid $1.65 OOP including tax for all of the above and got back $22 ECB's.

What I learned on this trip that I want to pass along to you is that CVS will no longer adjust down the ECB. So in other words, if you are buying something for $2.99 and you have a $3 ECB, they will no longer adjust it down. That is where the carmel came in. I had to pick up something fast and that was it. It is a good thing to know now when figuring out my scenerios.

I also had a glitch in my Revlon lipstick scenerio. They were marked with a sign $6 each but they rang up $9.29 each. I told her I didn't want them at that price and I thought they were on sale. There was now a long line forming behind me so I just didn't get them. I went back to the Revlon wall and sure enough the sign was there. I asked another employee and she agreed they should be on sale but when she checked it, they also did not ring up. She said she would have it fixed later on in the week.

So with that being said, my scenerio will look like this

Buy 2 Revlon lipcolor @ $6 each = $12
Use $5/2 Revlon Lipstick CRT
Use two $2/1 Revlon Face Product MQ
PAY $1.50 each plus tax

That sure beats $9.29!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Before I went to Publix today, I stopped at the Dollar General to see if they had any Wisk to do the laundry detergent deal I told you about. As I expected, the shelves were bare but they did say the sale went until Tuesday and they should have more on the shelf later on today.

If you plan on going to do this deal, call first. This way it will save you the time and gas to get there if they don't have it.

If you really need laundry detergent, the ALL is also on sale for $4. You can use the $1 MQ and get them for $3 each. Spend $25 and use the $5/$25 only today to get 6 bottles for about $14 plus tax. You will have to get a $1 item to bring your total up to $25 (WYB 6 bottles).


There were just a few things on my list this week. I am excited about the Smart Balance Milk but I am waiting to get my $1.50 coupons I ordered to buy the rest of them so I only bought one. I also was excited to get the Kraft Fresh Takes for a $1 MM because I had a free coupon and a $1 coupon. Since they were BOGO, I got to use both coupons! I ended up using my free eggs coupon from Target at Publix and bought another dozen to use the $.55/2 coupon. The body wash was also an awesome deal at $1 each. This is what I bought:

Romaine Lettuce
1 Smart Balance Milk
2 Jello Pudding
2 doz. Eggs
Martins Wheat Rolls
Tortilla Wraps
2 Kraft Fresh Take Breadcrumbs
1 White Onion
1 Lloyds BBQ
Spicy Yellow Rice (I can't wait to try this)
Pringles Chips
8 Sundown Vitamins

As I was walking out the door my husband asked me to buy the rolls, BBQ and chips. That added $5.48 to my total. I would have walked out of there paying only $6!

My total before coupons was just shy of $65. When I back out the Sundown Vitamins, my total would have been around $32. I paid $11.53. I was able to get about $3.70 in overage for the vitamins plus it brought my total up to use two $5/$30 WD coupons.

The one thing I wanted was the Ziplock sandwich bags that are 2 for $4. There is a $1/2 coupon in the yellow adv. flyer and a MQ for $.50/1 so just $1 per box. Not the best price I have paid but I am getting down to about 4 boxes so I want to add to it. I'll pick up those when I go to get my milk on Wednesday. The milk had an expiration date of June 14th! I should be good for awhile, but wait, I forgot my daughter is moving back home. The 8 half-gallons I buy should last about two weeks!!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Oxi Clean Max Force Spray, 12 oz, Gel Stick 6.2 oz or Oxi Clean Laundry Stain Remover Spray, 21.5 oz, is on sale at Publix in the yellow adv. flyer for $2.99. I noticed a TQ for$1.50/1 Oxi Clean Laundry Care Item which should make it $1.49.

If you are in need of items like these, pick it up this week while we can get a decent deal!


Biz Stain Fighter sells for about $3.49. Don't quote me on that price. There is a $2 coupon available HERE to make this $1.49.

This stuff apparently works. If I make it to Dollar General tomorrow to get the Wisk, I will just add this to my stockpile of laundry detergent. If I don't make it to DG, I have a raincheck from CVS to get Wisk with my coupons for $2 a bottle!


What an experience I had today at Winn Dixie. I went in specifically for the Beneful Dog Bisquits (even though I hate my dog right now but that is a whole different story) and Scotch Brite Disinfecting Wipes. Both of these were BOGO last week and was only able to pick up some dog bisquits (thanks to my coupon fairy!) I got a raincheck for both and went in today to pick some more up.

Winn Dixie now writes the price of the item on the RC not as $2.99 BOGO, but $1.49 each, so half price. The trouble began when they ran everything through and then started scanning my coupons. The cashier was only giving me $1.49 off for each coupon and not the full $2.99.

Enter in the first customer service manager. I tried explaining it to her and I'm not sure that she understood it. I told her if it is a BOGO sale and I have a BOGO coupon, I get both for free. She was trying to tell me I had to buy 3 and pay for 1. Huh??? If it is a BOGO sale, why would I buy three?

The line behind me is now pretty long as they try to work this simple thing out. They wouldn't listen to me because I knew what they were doing wrong. So at this point they void the whole transaction and take me over to another register with yet another front end manager. After figuring out how to put it in their system and explaining to them I should get the full price $ amount of the coupon deducted, not half price, they finally get it figured out.

I was also purchasing yellow squash and bananas. My total was going to be over $30 so I also planned on using a $5/$30 coupon, thus making my fruit and vegetables free. But that never happened. I had to ring up the dog bisquits first and pay the tax on them so they could see the coupons were coming off correctly. Then they rang up the wipes to make sure the coupons was entered correctly and added the veggies.

How do you argue getting another $5 off when you are walking out of the store with 10 boxes of dog bisquits and 8 disinfecting wipes for free? So I had to pay just over $5 for my bananas and squash and tax on the above.

They apologized for all the trouble and then said "We don't see many extreme couponers come in this store and walk out only paying $.50". I wanted to tell them that is because we all go to Publix for the better deals and prices! Don't you agree?

Now, I bet you are wondering about the dog. Apparently sometime yesterday while I was at work, she pooped next to my bed. When I got into bed that night the lights were already turned off and by the grace of God, I missed it and missed it again in the morning. I also was up for a couple of hours in the middle of the night and apparently missed it then also!

Enter in my husband. He is all dressed for work and goes around to my side of the bed to turn off my fan. The throw pillows for the bed were still on the floor so it must have made it difficult to see. Little did he know he stepped right in it and didn't know it and then proceeded to what looked like to be the fox trot all over the carpet! I came out of the bathroom and gasped when I saw footprints all over the carpet that were all dog poop! I could have threw the dog over the balcony!

Luckily I had a can of Spot Shot carpet cleaner but that didn't go very far. I had to go out today and get more. Lucky me the carpet is getting replaced again (that is another story) and I won't have to live with dog stained carpet!


Groupon is offering a mattress deal for the next 3 days. If you are in need of a mattress now and there is no mattress special going on, you may want to do this deal.

Groupon is offering a $200 discount at Mattress 1 for $49 or a $400 discount for $89. Go HERE to see the deal.

Mattress sets have a very high markup. Even with this measley $200 off, they are making a HUGE profit. If you need a mattress now and can't wait for a President's Day Sale, buy this groupon deal and go for it.

If you are in the market for a memory foam mattress, they are price regulated so getting this $400 discount is as good as it is going to get


You may want to order your coupons now for $3/1 Bic Flex 3, Comfort 3, Flex 4, Comfort 3 Advance and Hybrid Advance which was in the 4/15 SS.

According to IHP, they should come in very handy for next weeks sale. I am guessing these will be BOGO and we will see some FREE RAZORS. I just ordered those and some $1.50/1 Smart Balance Milk coupons. I hope to get a raincheck on these and use the coupon to get milk for $1.

My daughter is moving back home from college next week and I can see our milk consumption going up dramatically!

I ordered my coupons from


Sundown Vitamins will be a MM with the new green advantage flyer beginning Saturday, April 21st.

Check your binders for a $3/2 coupon. I don't remember where I printed this from, but it will be a $2.02 MM if you can find the $2.99 vitamins. I have found that these vitamins are sometimes $3.29 at some stores.

It still will be a money maker but just not as much...only $1.42! The added bonus is that you get to donate the vitamins. I have a Publix bag full of them to donate already!


The Right Guard Total Defense Body Wash is BOGO at Publix with the new sale beginning yesterday, 4/19.

If you were not able to get the $2/2 printable, our 4/15 RP got the $2/2 coupon! This coupon will get you body wash for just $1 each.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Check your mail today for a booklet from Target. In it you will find a coupon for a FREE dozen eggs! I plan on buying two dozen and using my $.55/2 eggs coupon.

I am always happy when I can find a good price on eggs!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I was able to go to Target and get four Mossimo tops for just $3 each! I also was able to get four of the Magnum Minis for a total price of just $3. The Activia is also on sale for $2 each so I grabbed a few of those also using the $1 Target coupon for a total of only $1 each. I was also able to grab 2 mascaras on clearance for $4.15. When I stacked the $2 Revlon Cosmetic Item with the $1 MQ and paid only $1.15 per mascara!

I am waiting for them to restock the FoodSaver Bags so I could use the awesome BOGO coupon.

If you have the $2 off any Revlon Beauty Tool, you can get a pair of tweezers for just $.24! Who doesn't need an extra pair of tweezers! They were out-of-stock on those. I bought the last three yesterday. Hopefully they will restock soon.

Also, at the checkout I received a catalina for $5/$50 Target coupon that I intend to use at Publix!


In looking through the Dollar General ad in this past Sunday's paper, you can get Nivea Body Wash for just $.50.

Use the $2/1 coupon from the 4/15 RP and pay only $.50 each.

I have already used my Wisk coupons but you can get a great deal on that also this week at Dollar General. Stack the coupon with the sale and pay just $2 a bottle for laundry detergent. That is my stock up price!

I also was able to get 4 bottles of Oxodol Laundry Detergent (10 loads) for FREE. The coupon is now gone. I hope you printed yours earlier. The detergent is not on the isle with the other detergent. It was on the isle with the sandwich bags. Go figure!

These items will go in my donate pile!


Here is the Stewart's weekly produce ad. Luther was sick last week and didn't post an ad so we have a pretty good ad this week. Again, the chicken breasts are $1.99 lb.!!

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

Boneless Rib Eye Steaks, $6.99 lb.

Fresh Caught Local Shrimp, Head ON, 13 - 15 count, $4.99 lb.

Florida Sweet Corn, 5 for $1.00

Unwaxed Florida Pickling Cucumbers, 10 for $1.00

Champagne Mangos, $1.00 each

Haas Avocados, $.79 each

Seedless Personal Watermelons, $3.99 each

D'Anjou Pears, $.99 lb.

Tommy Atkins Mangos, $1.50 each

Jumbo Basil Plants, $3.00 each

Golden Ripe Del Monte Pineapples, $2.99 each or 2 for $5.00

Florida Blueberries, $2.99 each or 2 for $5.00

Local Beets, $1.50 bunch

Kiwis, 2 for $1.00

Pattypan Squash, $1.99 lb.

Finger Bananas, $1.49 lb.

Bagged Spinach, $2.99 each

Romaine Hearts, 3 pack, $1.50 each

Florida Cantaloupes, $2.50 each

4 pack Florida Tomatoes, $1.99 each

Cubanelle or Poblano Peppers, 2 for $1.00

Fresh Cilantro, $.99 bunch

1 lb. canister peeled Garlic, $2.99 each

Local Radishes, $1.00 bunch

1 lb. package White Mushrooms, $2.49 each

Fresh Dill, $1.50 bunch

New Crop Red Creamer Potatoes $1.99 lb.

Fresh Guavas, $3.49 lb.

Fresh Tomatillos, $1.99 lb.

Fresh Chickpeas, $2.99 lb.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


How many of us go to the store and don't pay a lick of attention as to what the cashier is doing?

Well, that is what I did when I was too busy running my mouth and talking with Grant (one of the front end managers) at Publix last night. Plus it was late...9:30 to be exact. I wanted to get my shopping done so I didn't have to worry about it today. Now it looks like I will have to go back to Publix!

I intentionally put my two raincheck items at the end. I told the cashier I had rainchecks and then that is where it went downhill from there. I started talking and didn't pay any attention.

All my vegetables rang up at full price and so did my Wisk. He held them up to Grant to ask him how to rectify it since they were now all bagged and he told him. Again, not paying any attention, he only did the vegetables and not the Wisk.

Fast forward to this morning. I got an e-mail from my friend Michelle asking me what I bought. Very boring week for me. In fact, I spent more than I have in a while. (I'll include what I bought at the end of post). It was only then when I pulled out my receipt to tell her that I noticed the Wisk were rung up at regular price which was $6.49!

So now I HAVE to go back to Publix to get a $10 credit from my Wisk! Thank you Michelle for asking me or I would not have known it! And what were we talking about...funny commericals!

This is what I bought:

3 chicken leg quarters (for a total of $19.50)
2 Whole Pineapple
1 Claussen Pickle
1 Activia Yogurt (used $1/1 TQ)
6 Voskos Yogurt (used two $.50/3)
4 Wolfgang Puck Organic Chix Broth (stacked q's and got for $1 each)
2 Idahoan Potatoes - had free coupons
2 Birds Eye Voila (used two $2/1)
3 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix - had B2G1 q
2 Bush Vegetarian Beans (these were $2.39 each, no q's...OUCH!)
5 Corn
Sargento Cheese Slices (used $.55/1)
Cupcake papers
10 Birds Eye Vegetables (used RC and $.50/2)
2 Crystal Light (used 2 Stocking Spree q's and MQ)
2 Clorox Bleach (used two $.50/1)
4 Wisk Detergent (used RC and four $2/1)
4 Gas Cards

My total with the gas cards was $233.19. That means I paid $73 for the above. I also used one $5/30 WD coupon and two $5/30 PQ's.

But now my total will be $63! I guess that isn't that bad considering $20 in meat, laundry detergent and bleach and $25.90 worth of frozen vegetables had I paid full price without the RC! Plus I was able to get 4 gas cards, a savings of $40!!

Monday, April 16, 2012


If you saw the post about the Magnum Mini Ice Cream at Publix but didn't get the Best Meals Happen at Home email like me, then head to Target and do this deal.

Go HERE and print the $2/2 TQ and stack with the $1.50/1 MQ HERE and get a great deal at Target.

My daughter did this today and paid under $3 for two packages. I've already done the calculations...they are 4 points on WW!! This ice cream is awesome!


Do any of you have a FoodSaver or want a FoodSaver? I have one and I really love it.

Head to Target this week and get $10 off a Foodsaver or Buy One Get One Free FoodSaver bags or rolls. This is a great deal if you own one! Go HERE to print your coupons and go to the household catagory. Then go HERE and print a MQ for $2/1 FoodSaver Bag!

I plan on heading over there this week to pick up a few of the items Target has advertised including FoodSaver bags.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


My daughter called me today so excited about finding a deal on nautical earrings she fell in love with at Target. They were $19.99 and she was ready to bite the bullet and buy them full price.

It was her lucky day as today Target released some new coupons with one of them being "Buy One, Get One 50% off Jewelry or Accessory Item".

She bought the $20 earrings and a $6 necklace, fully expecting to get the $6 necklace for $3. To her surprise the 50% off discount was taken off the $20 item so she got them for $10!! You can find that coupon over at .

While you are there, print the coupon for $3 off any Merona or Mossimo Apparel item. They are on sale for $6 each, so only $3 after the coupon!! Treat yourself to some fun colors and pick up a few new tops. I will be heading over there on Tuesday when I have off!


I looked in my back seat today and saw a CVS bag with a "As Seen On TV" item I bought for my husband. He didn't want it so I threw it back in the bag in the back seat to return to CVS. As fate would have it, I forgot about it. And I also forgot that I put $7 ECB's in there also.

Good thing today I looked in the bag and found them. CVS will only take ECB's for 5 days past the expiration date now, although I think there is some leeway. When I looked at the date, I found out the $2 ECB expired on 4/9 and the $5 ECB expired on 4/10. That meant if their 5-day policy holds true, I already lost the $2 and today was the last day for using the $5 ECB.

I hightailed it right back over to CVS. I had already been there this morning getting my toothpaste and Depends. I walked up to the cashier (who is so nice) and asked her if I could use the expired ECB's and she said yes!

I proceeded to get the following:

1 Colgate Toothpaste
2 Right Guard Body Wash
1 Act Sensitive Mouthwash
3 Ajax Dishwashing Soap

My total was $3.10 OOP (plus I used my $7) and I got back $5 in ECB's. Not bad for found money and now I have another $5 to add to my stack of ECB's!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Thanks to my coupon fairy, I was able to get 10 boxes of Purina Beneful Dog Treats for my dog Sophie for FREE! In my stack of coupons there were 5 BOGO coupons so that meant I got 10 boxes for FREE!

My shopping trip at Winn Dixie consisted of:

2 English Muffins
2 Cantelope
1 Romaine Lettuce
2 Granola Bars
10 Purina Dog Treats

My total OOP was $7.13. Not bad when you consider the English Muffins alone are $3.99 each! I will head back there one more time to get the disinfecting wipes that were also BOGO because the shelf was bare. I got a raincheck just in case!!


Oh my gosh! I just found this coupon and my mouth is watering! I have had the Magnum regular ice cream before and they are awesome.

Here's your chance to get the minis and use this $1.50 coupon HERE. I can't wait to check these out and see what the point value is. On the days when I have extra points I may have to have one of these!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Do any of you have that high value $8.99 ECB from CVS when you bought the Complete Eye Solution? I have two of them from each of my cards. That is always a more difficult one to spend and roll.

If you wait until 4/22, Blink Tears will be $8.99 and will give $8.99 ECB's back! Use the $1/1 coupon from and make it a moneymaker! Print your coupon now because it probably won't last long!


I found this scenerio on a blog and thought I would pass it along. If you have a cat and like Pepsi, this one is for you.

BUY 32 WHISKAS CAT FOOD TRAYS, regular price $0.55
BUY 4 WHISKAS TEMPTATIONS TREATS, on sale $1.50 (regular price $1.79)
BUY 2 PEPSI NEXT 12-PACKS, on sale $3.67 each
BUY 1 $50 GAS CARD, regular price $50

Use five $0.75/6 Whiskas Trays or Multi-pack, 3/4 RP newspaper insert (exp 4/28)
and use four B8G1 Buy eight Whiskas Trays, Get one Whiskas Temptations FREE Publix printable store coupon
and use two $1/2 Temptations Treats for Cats, 3/4 RP newspaper insert (exp 4/14)
and use two $2/1 Pepsi Next 12-pack, Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer
and use one $5/$30 Publix Coupon, Spring Cleaning Booklet found in 4/8 newspapers
and use one $10/$50 Gas Card, Publix Weekly Ad Page Two
Price at Register: $50.19 (plus tax), but receive $50 Gas Card

Net Effective Price for All: $0.19 (or less than a penny per item!)

*** Note that last time that Publix had a pet coupon for a free package of Whiskas Temptations, it deducted the full regular price ($1.79), even though it was on sale. If that happens again, your price at the register will be $1.16 lower ($49.03 plus tax.)

BUY 48 WHISKAS CAT FOOD TRAYS, regular price $0.55
BUY 6 WHISKAS TEMPTATIONS TREATS, on sale $1.50 (regular price $1.79)
BUY 1 $50 GAS CARD, regular price $50

Use eight $0.75/6 Whiskas Trays or Multi-pack, 3/4 RP newspaper insert (exp 4/28)
and use six B8G1 Buy eight Whiskas Trays, Get one Whiskas Temptations FREE Publix printable store coupon

and use three $1/2 Temptations Treats for Cats, 3/4 RP newspaper insert (exp 4/14)
and use two $2/1 Pepsi Next 12-pack, Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer
and use one $5/$30 Publix Coupon, Spring Cleaning Booklet found in 4/8 newspapers
and use one $10/$50 Gas Card, Publix Weekly Ad Page Two
Price at Register: $52.40 (plus tax), but receive $50 Gas Card

Net Effective Price for All: $2.40 (or about four cents per item!)

*** Note that last time that Publix had a pet coupon for a free package of Whiskas Temptations, it deducted the full regular price ($1.79), even though it was on sale. If that happens again, your price at the register will be $1.74 lower ($50.66 plus tax.)

Note that the $1/2 Temptations coupon expires on 4/14, so act fast!


It's here again! The $29 Enjoy the City Living Social Books are back! If you didn't cash in on this deal last time or wished you had ordered two sets, here it is again!

This book has our $5/$30 WD coupons in it that we love to use at Publix.

Just use the promo code FUN at checkout to get free shipping. Go HERE to get your books! This deal is good until April 17th at midnight.

When you recalculate and checkout, your final total will change to $29.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


If you are headed to Winn Dixie to get the Scotch Brite Wipes for FREE, then you may want to pick up Romaine, Red or Green Leaf or Iceburg Lettuce for $1.29 a head.

Winn Dixie has cantelopes at $2.99 BOGO so only $1.49 each. I haven't had a bad cantelope yet this season.

Also if you are a yellow rice fan, Mahatma Yellow Rice is $1 BOGO so only $.50 each.

I sure wish they had enough stuff in their ad to get it up to $30 so I could actually use a $5/$30 at their store!


I thought I would re-post this in case you guys forgot about it. Again, I would post a picture but my camera cord is with my daughter.

Lindsay: Mom, can I borrow the camera cord. I promise I will bring it back tomorrow when I come home again.

Judi: OK Lindsay. Just make sure you bring it home because I really need it and use it a lot.

Lindsay: I PROMISE mom.

I still don't have it and may not get it back until April 27th when she moves back home!

OK...back to what I wanted to post!

I stopped at the fruit stand on Holmes Blvd. (about 1 mile up from 207) and got the biggest watermelon for $5!!! I asked him to pick out a good one and he told me that ALL of his watermelons are guaranteed! If you don't like it just bring it back for a full refund!! I was able to get a huge watermelon, 7 beautiful tomatoes, 7 zuchinni, and 4 bananas for $11!!

The tomatoes are beautiful and they are priced at only $.99 per lb. He is open every day except Sunday until 6 pm.


I LOVE M&M's. Give me peanut, plain, mint, pretzel...anything will do for me! I always try to buy my M&M's after a holiday. I don't care what color they are...they all taste the same to me!

Right now Target has their Easter candy 30% off. I'm not happy to pay 30% off. I want 50%!!!

If you feel the same as me, head over to Hobby Lobby and you will score all the Easter candy at 50% off! Of course, I couldn't buy any because I am on Weight Watchers but if you think of me while you are eating them I would appreciate it!

I have lost 10.8 lbs. and have already gone down a bra size. Yep! Enjoy them while you can because the girls seem to be the first thing to disappear when you lose weight! Can anyone explain to me why that happens???

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Do you need some FREE dog treats? Go to the 3/18 SS and get the coupon for BOGO Purina Beneful Baked Delights. I believe these are BOGO this week at Winn Dixie.

After I get to the store, I will let you know if I get these FREE.

Also, there is a BOGO coupon for Scotch-Brite Disinfecting Wipes and these are also on sale BOGO at again FREE! The max value is $3.99 so let's just hope they are not $4.99 so we have to pay $.50 each! You can get this coupon on

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


OMG...Here's another deal I couldn't not tell you about.

Do you remember when we got the $5/$30 coupon in the Publix Spring Cleaning Books in the Sunday paper? Here's a way to put it to good use if you like Pepsi and were going for a gas card.

BUY NINE PEPSI NEXT 12-PACKS, on sale 3/$11
Use one $5/$30 Publix Spring Cleaning Booklet store coupon
Use one $10/$50 Gas Card when you buy $25 of groceries, Publix Weekly Ad (page two)
Use nine $2/1 Pepsi Next 12-pack coupons, Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $50 + sales tax

Remember, you don't have to cut out nine yellow adv. flyer coupons. Just cut out one and tell them to take it off nine times. I always write the number on the yellow adv. flyer coupon for them!

If you like Pepsi, this is a great deal!


Well, that didn't last long. I thought of something else I forgot to tell you. It jogged my memory today when I was getting my coupons together to do the Cover Girl deal.

Whenever we are able to order the "Savings Are Stocking Up At Publix" booklets, sign up every member of your family to get one at the same address. I know many of you are just signing yourself up and getting one book. Sign everyone up! Even the dog and you will get multiple books per address.

This comes in handy when you do the Cover Girl deal listed below:

Use one FREE $5 Target Gift Card when you buy three Natural Instincts Hair Color, Olay Facial Skin Care and/or Cover Girl Cosmetics Target store coupon, 4/1 RP newspaper insert (Note that this coupon states that you can use one store coupon and manufacturer coupon on each product)
and use three $2/1 Cover Girl Product, Publix “Savings are Stocking Up” Booklet
and use three $1/1 ANY Cover Girl Product manufacturer coupon, 4/1 P&G newspaper insert

Price at Register: $1.77, plus earn a $5 Publix Gift Card
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $3.23MONEYMAKER plus it goes towards your gas total!

Monday, April 9, 2012


You may have noticed my posts have been fewer and far between. I haven't hauled my shopping trips in and taken a picture lately because, frankly, I just don't have the time.

I am giving serious consideration to not writing this blog any longer. It takes so much time that I don't know if I really want to do right now.

I feel like my job is done. For all of you who didn't know anything about couponing, I hope you learned something and are saving some money.

For all of you who couponed but took it to the next level (like Michelle T), I hope you are saving your family more money and even able to donate to needy families.

I never monitized or wanted to be just like every other blog. I loved it when Publix was taking expired coupons for 1 year past the date. That gave me something to hunt for. I would scour the expired yellow and green adv. buy flyers and tell you about coupons to use with their current ad. That saved all of us money. But then that gravy train stopped. Just another one of those great perks taken away from us.

Now I just can't seem to find any niche to fall into. Every blog tells about the great deals and they do such a great job. I wanted to do something different.

So with all of that said, I just don't know if I want to continue blogging. I may take some time off and decide if it is something I really want to do. Once you get to the point where days go by and you don't post, it is a sign that you are ready to give it up. I never really promoted it and just had fun with it and enjoyed e-mails and comments made on posts.

It is a sad day, but I just want to take a break and see if this is really what I want to do. Any suggestions?

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Next week Colgate Total Advanced and Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste will be on sale for $2.99 and will give you $2 ECB at CVS. There is a $1 coupon available on so you will get this for FREE. (The limit will be 2 per card)

If you have the CVS flyer from months ago that I told you about months ago, there is a $1/1 CVS coupon for Colgate Max Fresh that you can use instead of the printable coupon. If you have already printed that coupon and still want to do this FREE toothpaste deal, check your binders for this coupon!

They can't be stacked because the printable is for Colgate Total Advanced and the CVS coupon is for the Colgate Max Fresh but they are both part of the sale.

Toothpaste is one of those items that you should NEVER pay for!


The Coupon Fairy struck again!! I couldn't take a picture because my daughter has my phone cord!

This time I got a stack of inserts all in tact, ready for me to put the date on and file in my box!! It was awesome!!! It was so easy and I am so thankful for all the coupons being sent to me! Whoever you are, I would be more than happy to pick them up!


Happy Easter Everyone!

I hope all of you take the day to celebrate one of the most important days in our Christian faith. Take the time to thank Jesus for all He has done for us. I remember being a little girl and my mother telling me Jesus would have died on the cross for me even if I was the only person in the whole world. I never forgot those words from my mother.

Thank you Jesus for saving me. Like the song Amazing Grace, I once was lost but now I'm found. Was blind but now I see!!

Enjoy the day with your family!


These are the things typically found on sale during the month of April. If you are into baking, it is a good month for you!

Easter: Ham, Eggs, Spices, Baking Supplies: Sugar, Spices, Baking Mixes, Chocolate Chips, butter, Coconut, Marshmallows, Brownie Mix, Cake Mix

Earth Day: Organic Foods, Energy Saver, Reusable Totes

Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots, Grapefruit, Haas Avocado, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Rhubarb

Clearance: After Easter sales

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Do you want some ham for Easter but don't want a WHOLE ham? I've got the solution to the problem.

Buy a Smithfield Ham Slice for around $5. Use the $2/1 coupon from the 4/1 SS and pay just about $3 for a thick slice of ham.

This is what we are going to do. I don't want or need a whole ham but would like just enough to get a taste!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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

Boneless NY Strip Steaks, $5.99 lb.

Jumbo Florida Red or Green Bell Peppers, 3 for $1.00

EZ Peel, 26-30 ct. Shrimp, $4.99 lb.

Indian River Temple or Valencia Oranges, 5 for $1.00

FL Unwaxed Cucumbers, 3 for $1.00

FL Sweet Corn, 3 for $1.00

Fresh Domestic Leg of Lamb, $5.99 lb.

Haas Avocados, $.79 each

Seedless Personal Watermelons, $3.99 each

D'Anjou Pears, $.99 lb.

Champagne or Tommy Atkins Mangos, $1.50 each

Plant City Plants! Tomato, Rosemary, Oregano, $2.00 each

HUGE Basil Plants with lots of leaves, $3.00 each

Basil, with roots...$2.50 each

Golden Ripe DelMonte Pineapples, $2.99 each

Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley or Cilantro, $.99 bunch

5 lb. bag White Idaho or Red Bliss Potatoes, $1.99 each

3 lb. bag Onions, $1.49 each

1 lb. canister peeled Garlic, $2.99 each

Local Radishes, $1.00 bunch

Local Beets, with tops, $1.50 bunch

1 lb. package White Mushrooms, $2.49 each

Fresh Dill, $1.50 bunch

New Crop Red Creamer Potatoes $1.99 lb.

Fresh Papaya, $1.49 lb.

Fresh Guavas, $3.49 lb.

Florida Eggplant, 2 for $1.50

Nopales or Spiny Chayote, $.99 lb.

Fresh Tomatillos, $1.99 lb.

Fresh Chickpeas, $3.99 lb.

Florida Vidalia Scallions, $1.50 bunch

Starke Strawberries, $2.00 pint

Multicolored Mini Peppers (Red, Yellow, Orange) $1.99 lb.

There is a 3 for $1.00 special this week: Florida Sweet Corn, Florida Unwaxed Cucumbers, Jumbo Florida Red or Green Bell Peppers, all are 3/$1.00.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


For those of you who go through a lot of bread in your home, I was happy to see this coupon HERE for $.75 off a loaf of Natures Own Bread.

I personally like the 40 calorie a slice bread so I am so happy to see this one. Now all we need is a bogo sale at Publix!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


If you are heading over to Target and were lucky enough to get the coupon booklet they handed out, check out the shoe department where these cute canvas shoes are 25% off.

I especially like the deck shoes which are normally $16.99. Pair the 20% coupon (shown above in book) with the sale and get a pair for only $10.19.

While you are there, pick up some eggs for $1.19 a dozen. I have been waiting for eggs to go on sale with Easter and finally we are able to get some cheap eggs!

Then head over HERE and print your $.55/2 coupon for eggs to get them for $.91 per dozen! When you hit your back browser it won't let you print another so go back to the original link and it will allow you to print a second print from there.

I am a spicy mustard kind of girl so I will be using the $.30/1 from the 3/25 SS to get the mustard for only $.69. I am also picking up some Jello cook and serve Pudding with the $.50/2 coupon to get them for only $.74 each. These price cuts are only good thru 4/7.

If you pass a CVS on the way home, pick up your FREE 5-ct. Allegra Allergy Tablets with the $7/1 coupon from the 4/1 SS. Use the $1/1 coupon from the 3/25 SS to get $1 off your TG Lee Milk!