Friday, November 30, 2012


As many of you know, my husband works as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He came home today and gave me this information that was circulating around his office that I wanted to pass along to you.

It appears as though scam artists who have already stolen credit card numbers are contacting individuals in hopes of gaining the 3 digit security code on the back of the card. The below is the description of the scam.

The fradulant called\r will provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. The callers do not ask for your credit card number; they already have it along with your name, address and telephone number.The scam works like this:

FRAUD CALLER: This is ____________ and I am calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460. Your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your Visa card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a marketing company based in Arizona?


FRAUD CALLER: Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from $297 to $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?


FRAUD CALL: I will be starting a Fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1-800 number listed on the back of your credit card and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number. (The caller will then give you a 6-digit number). In order to verify you are in possession of the card, I will need the 3 digit security code on the back....

The last piece is the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works. The fradulent caller will then state that he needs to verify you are in possession of your card. These are the numbers that you sometimes use to make internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him. After you read the numbers, he will ask if you have any more questions and then end the call.

Please be aware and vigilant especially during the holiday time.


If you get Southern Living, be sure to look inside for a $5 off a $10 purchase.

There are so many cute Christmas items you can get there as well as jewerly or cards. But my $10 will be going towards one thing and one thing only...malted milk balls! Yep! My one addiction in life (since I gave up Crystal Light!) is malted milk balls from Hallmark. Even with watching my weight, it doesn't hurt to eat one every now and then! Believe it or not, I can just eat one and walk away! Sometimes though I have to tell my self to "step away from the malted milk balls"!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I just love cheap laundry detergent. I totally forgot about this deal so I thought I would post it in case any of you forgot about it also! I was in Publix today picking up a few things and forgot about this deal.

I was toting around my father today because his car was being repaired. He got to see first hand how to really shop at Publix! My total before coupons was $35 and after coupons was $6.45!!

If you are going to be in Publix tomorrow pick up some All Laundry Detergent which is on sale 2 for $7. Use the $1/1 coupon from HERE or from the 11/11 RP. Stack with the $1/1 from the All The Trimmings Book. I asked at the customer service desk at Cobblestone today and they gave me one!!! Luckily I had my father with me and he asked for one also. Just give them one coupon and tell them how many times you need them to enter it.

My scenerio will look like this:

Buy 8 All Detergent $28.00
Buy hamburger buns $ 2.50 (forgot to get these today)

TOTAL $30.50
Use 8 $1/1 MQ's
Use 8 $1/1 PQ's
Use $5/$30 WD coupon


I think these usually go for $4.99 each so that is a great savings!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Johnsonville Italian Sausage is going to be on sale for $3.99 in the new ad.

Check your binders for a $2 coupon for the sausage. I have four of them printed with an expiration date of 1/13/13! Nothing better than cheap sausage and  $16 towards my $50 for the gas card.

I also have a raincheck for the Suave Lotion that was BOGO less than a month ago. I also have the $2/2 coupon that went with it. The coupon has expired but since it was in date when they were out-of-stock, they will accept it! Woo Hoo! Another high value item to go towards my gas card total!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Note to self...Don't buy a Publix turkey again! Thanksgiving Day went on without a hitch except for my turkey! The fried turkey came out glistening with oil, fried to perfection. My turkey on the other hand, looked gorgeous BUT when we cut into it, it was still slightly pink. My meat thermometer said it was done, but it obviously wasn't. Back in the oven it went but there is something about a turkey being split open and then putting it back in the oven.

I can see why the Cooks Country Magazine said to use a Butterball. They are injected with all kinds of stuff we probably don't want to know what it is to make it moist. Not so with the Publix turkey. The breast meat was slightly dry although the flavor from my mayo/herb mixture was awesome. It didn't ooze out juices like the Butterball Turkey does.

My final verdit is I will make my turkey like I did with the mayo/herb mixture on top. I WILL NOT buy a Publix turkey, even if it is free! Actually, next year we are going to go camping for Thanksgiving and will fry a turkey and that just sounds perfect to me. Once you have a fried turkey it is hard going back!

Thursday, November 22, 2012



We have a house full coming over and we are frying one turkey and baking another. I decided to try a new way to bake my turkey. First of all, I got a Publix turkey for free with my transferred prescription and I have never used anything but Butterball before.

I am trying a method where you mix mayonaise, olive oil and herbs and brush on the turkey. I will cook it for about 3 hours and then take it out of the oven, turn the oven up to 450 degrees, and then brush the mayo/herb mixture on again and cook for about another 35 minutes.

I am so curious to see how it comes out! They recommended a Butterball Turkey but, of course, I didn't read that part until I got the free turkey!

I will let you know! Supposedly it makes the breast meat moist and makes a beautiful color on the top.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I have three extra $5/2 Bagel Bites coupons that were in the Believe in Heros Winn Dixie book that will make an awesome deal on bagel bites with the new ad. My daughter is already excited about these and I am going to have to try to find some freezer room to get myself a couple boxes!

The first three people who leave a comment or send me an email (if you can't access the comments) will get a $5/2 coupon. I believe it will make the large boxes about $2.25 a box!

I will respond to your email or comment and leave them at my work or on my mailbox to pick up.


Make sure to check your email account for a CVS coupon. I received a $4/$20!! Also check in your spam folder. Not everyone got this coupon but I am so excited I did! I hope to use it on Thanksgiving day.

I went back to CVS today and got the rest of the stuff I didn't pick up the other day. The only item they were out of was that foot item for $5 giving $5 ECB's. I was able to get a RC for it. Remember, they will give you a RC for any item they are out of!

I am thinking of pulling out all my rainchecks at the end of the year so I could let some of the ECB's carry into the new year without having to put any $$ out at the beginning. Even if you do a few it will help!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Here is a living social deal for the Winter Wonderland at the Ampitheatre.

• $36 (regularly $72) for a family package for four

Includes ice skating, skate rentals, and ice slide ride for four with kiddie train ride, bounce house, and obstacle course access for two.

• Sixth annual Winter Wonderland festival includes an ice chute, kids' room, carnival games, igloo ski lounge, face painting, and more

• Roast marshmallows at the S'Mores Pit, and finish the evening with nightly snowfall

• Visits from Santa, an elf village, and sleigh rides are just a few of the holiday festivities

• Select dates from November 23 through January 6; park for free.

Use this link to buy your deal:

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Kate emailed me to let me know there is a "Discover the Wonder of Vegetables" pamphlet with a .35/1 off any one (1) Birds Eye Steamfresh Chef's Favorites item (exp. 12/31/12). Birds Eye veggies are 50% off this week. I believe the Steamfresh are included...around $2.50 full price.
There is also a new baby booklet called "Time to Save". The store coupons are good from Nov. 6 - Dec. 6. I'm surprised I haven't seen this booklet show up yet; the sale started Nov. 6?! Even if you don't have little ones there is a 1/1 All Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent and .50/1 Clorox Bleach coupon to pair with MQs.

She found both of these at the Island Publix but I know I spotted the vegetable coupons at Cobblestone by the food demonstration table.


I found this booklet Believe In Heros at the Winn Dixie on the island. It was in a stand right by the front door. Apparently there is a coupon for $5/2 Bagel Bites that will come in handy for next weeks sale.


Publix just has been so good to us with the overage. I have about 30 bottles of vitamins that I picked up over the last month with the GAF. I used all that overage to pay for my Thanksgiving goodies and stocking up on things like 8 Pam, Vanity Fair Napkins, black olives, mayo, etc. My total OOP for all my Thanksgiving purchases PLUS my personal shopping PLUS the items I bought in quantity INCLUDING TWO TURKEYS was about $39. Yep...most people would pay that just in a few isles of Publix!

The vitamin overage also allowed me to get 20 bottles of V8 for my husband for about $4 a few weeks back. Yes...he is addicted to it like I used to be addicted to Crystal Light. But I have been freed! He has not!

Yep...I do love overage...and here's another one for you that I just found. Now I didn't get the 10/28 PG in my newspaper. It just wasn't there and I didn't buy another paper that week. But my father gave me three from the Jacksonville paper so I don't know if this coupon showed up in both the Record and the Times Union or just the Times Union.

There are three different scenerios I came up with.

Buy 2 CoverGirl Eyeshadows @ $2.99
Use 1 $3/2 10/28 PG
Use 2 $2/1 Stocking Spree Book
Get $1 overage

Buy 2 CoverGirl Eyeshadows @ $2.99
Use 1 $3/2 10/28 PG
Use 2 $1/1 GAF
Pay $.49 each

Buy 2 CoverGirl Eyeshadows @$2.99
Use 1 $3/2
Use 1 $2/1 Stocking Spree Book
Use 1 $1/1 GAF

These eyeshadows make great stocking stuffers!


Like a good couponer, I was out the door at 6 am Sunday morning. Boy, I did not want to get out of my warm bed...but my coupon angel was whispering in my ear!

When I pulled up to the Beach CVS, I only saw one car so I thought I beat the rush. Wrong! There was one lady in there with her cart full and I started talking to her. We gravitate to each other. She got the last Foot thing for $4.99 and there was only one children's Advil left on the shelf! The Play Dough was gone and so was the Advil 10 ct.

Since I have two cards I had to get doubles of everything. I had a back-up plan in case they were out of something and that had to come into play. What I didn't figure is when I so neatly had my coupons organized with what I had to buy on each card, and the ECB's that corresponded with each in order was that the ECB's from one got put into the other.

In other words, I handed my card for #1747 and gave him ECB's for #1929. Boy, did that screw me up. As it was I wasn't fully awake, didn't have my glasses and now had to work through it. I did but it wasn't fun. Definitely not for the beginner couponer!

I only made one mistake and bought a 2 liter coke instead of a 1.25 on one card so I paid $1.99 that I didn't need to spend and didn't get any ECB's back. I could use it for Thanksgiving anyway. At least it wasn't the Energy Shot for $3.99!

All in all, I spent $3.43 plus tax (should have been $1.44) but got a ton of stuff! I have another list made with things I didn't get on each card or stuff they were out of to go back and get hopefully on Tuesday. If I don't get it, I am happy with what I got!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Don't forget you still have a few days left to do this deal. I purchased this one and am giving it to my husband for a Christmas gift.

Enjoy the downtown all lite up while you walk and visit 5 restaurants and a few other places for dessert in our beautiful downtown St. Augustine.

Meet at City Walk's reception office on Granada Street to journey through the food-filled streets of Ancient City during this 2.5-hour tour recommended by The Tifton Gazette. Includes a bottle of water, tastings -- from tapas to desserts -- at all five stops, and a special heritage recipe gift. Held seven days a week from 1:30 until 4 p.m.

I think you only have a few days left to buy this deal from Living Social. Use the link below for more information.


Do you guys remember this from last year? Santa will send your child a personalized video that will surely amaze them! I remember doing this last year for my granddaughter who was 4 and I had to play it over and over and over! She was totally amazed!

Go HERE to personalize your video and amaze your kids/grandkids!



If you find the MQ in the roundabout at Publix, you should be able to get a bottle of Children's Tylenol for about $1.50 using the YAF and MQ.

That is a great price to stock up. Make sure you look at the expiration date !


There is a new business in town that I just spotted today. It is a new toy store located on King Street just west of the Post Office on the same side of the street.

I didn't get a chance to go in because I was in my car. I don't think I will get there this week, but I may try to get in before Christmas. I have a 3 year old grandson who I need to get a few more things for! Why is it I have a hard time buying for little boys? The girls presents were so easy!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Boy do I have a deal for you! My husband is the one I have to thank for this. He listens to sports all the time on AM radio (BORING!!!). Well on 1420 AM from 3 to 5 pm, they have a bargain hunters show. He came home and told me about it yesterday and turned it on for me. Within the first 5 minutes I was on the phone dialing in and buying a Shark Steam Cleaner for just $49. This isn't the basic shark model. It is the professional model #S3601W11 which sells  on the Shark website
. for $159!!

They only had two of them left to sell. You can get one by tuning into the radio show or calling them during those hours at 794-9001. I even called them back to give them a testimonial of how good it worked!

They have some other great deals that you can view on their website HERE and see all the other things they have. They get different deals all the time so you just have to check back. They only get a certain number of each item so you have to be quick to get them.

I just purchased a wireless headphone for $20 with a range of 100 feet! I'd better turn this off so I don't buy anymore things!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Do you have a friend or significant other that is hard to buy gifts for? I do...although he will tell you he is the easiest person to buy for! I am here to say that is not true. Every year at Christmas and his birthday I stress over what to get him. 

Well, I found the perfect gift and I had to share it with you.

Actually, a friend of mine sent this link to me because her daughter bought it for her for Mother's Day and she loved it and said it was fantastic. It is a deal for St. Augustine City Walks and is 2 1/2 hours long. She liked it so much she bought it again for herself and her husband.

Meet at City Walk's reception office on Granada Street to journey through the food-filled streets of Ancient City during this 2.5-hour tour recommended by The Tifton Gazette. Includes a bottle of water, tastings -- from tapas to desserts -- at all five stops, and a special heritage recipe gift. Held seven days a week from 1:30 until 4 p.m.

 She said you went to about 5 or 6 restaurants and sampled a nice portion of food from each place. She couldn't remember all of them but the ones she knew were LaPentola, The Tasting Room, Irish Restaurant on Bayfront (couldn't remember name), the restaurant in Hilton on Bayfront and another one she couldn't remember. You also stopped at the popcorn store and tasted wine on St. George Street. Then you went to some candy store on St. George St. (no Kilwins) and got to pick whatever you wanted!

Use this link to get yours.

It is a $98 value for only $49! It is such an unusual and fun thing to do plus you get to eat some fun stuff and try out some local restaurants.

I think you only have 4 days left to buy this deal from Living Social.

Shhh...don't tell my husband that I bought this for him!


You might want to check the round about at your local publix. Today I found a MQ for $5 off 2 Children's Tylenol or Children's Motrin and a$2/1 on the same page.

In the new green adv. flyer (GAF) Children’s Tylenol or Motrin 1 to 4 oz is listed. The coupon in the flyer will be $3/2 so I will be able to get $8 off two or $7 off two depending on what coupon I use!
I just grabbed a few so make sure to look at your store to see if it is there.

Kate...I would be happy to give you a $5/2 and two $2/1. You will need it with a 2 year old and a 4 month old. Let me know and you can pick it up!

Does anyone remember the price of this? I usually pick it up for my kids when it goes on sale but I can't remember the price. For some reason $5.99 is sticking in my mind. If that is the case, I will be getting a bottle for just $2!


I told you earlier Save-A-Lot opened today so I decided to check it out after my awesome Publix run. Going into Save-A-Lot after Publix might not be that great of an idea. It was swarming with people and, of course, you don't get any bags to put your stuff in when you check out. The lines we wrapping into the aisles. I think some of the same people you see at Walmart were checking out Save-A-Lot!

The first two items I was looking for, celery and sweet potatoes, were sold out. Strike number one. The next thing was the chicken legs. I found them in the meat case frozen solid in one 10-lb. package. Strike number 2.

Will I try to go there again when I can better assess their prices...probably not. I did see chocolate chips on an endcap for $1.99 a bag. That is a good price but not as good of a price with a Publix BOGO and coupons. Using the same $.50/1 coupon, I paid $1.10 per package versus $1.49 if you bought it at Save-A-Lot with the same coupon. There might be certain items that you would wander in and get if it is something that doesn't go on sale on a regular basis at Publix.

Jessica commented that boneless, skinless chicken breasts were $1.69 lb. That is an awesome price and one we never see at any store. I didn't look to see if they had any. Before I ran out there again, I would call to see if they had the items I wanted in stock.

Let me know what you think of Save-A-Lot!


I had an excellent trip to Publix today. I had to go to the Outlet Mall to pick something up so I decided to shop at SR 16 which meant I had to split my order up three ways. It didn't take up much time but I prefer not to do it! The cashiers are all so nice there so it was worth it!

I was able to find Nature Made Vitamins on the shelf but was only able to get 8 bottles because I didn't have anymore coupons on me! Eight is better than nothing and they were $3.99 bottles so I made $1 overage per bottle.

Here is the breakdown I did in three separate transactions:

Transaction 1:
4 Vanity Fair Napkins
2 Mama Franchesca Parm Cheese
2 Evaporated Milk
3 Turkey Gravy
Italian Seasoning
4 Vitamins


Transaction 2:
Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix
6 Chobani Yogurt
2 Sour Cream
2 Cream Cheese
3 Baby Carrots
4 Vitamins


Transaction 3:
8 Pam
2 Hellmans Mayo
Caraway Seeds




Save-A-Lot grocery store is finally opening! I have never been in one and I am excited to check it out.

I got the ad in the mail and I only plan on purchasing a few items. Sweet potatoes are $.29 per lb. That is an awesome price for these. I always stock up this time of year and we ear a lot of sweet potatoes!

The chicken leg quarters are $.49 per lb. sold in 10 lb. bags. I haven't seen this price since Food Lion was here. They go on sale at Publix for $.99 lb. so you will be saving 50%!

I don't imagine I will be doing much at Save-A-Lot but it will be fun to go cherry-pick the deals!

Also, if you go to their FB page, you can print a coupon for $5 off $25.

Do you think Publix will start accepting them as a competitor?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I found this on another site and thought you guys might be interested.

 Are you ready for CVS and the sales surrounding Black Friday? Here is a list of all the deals at CVS that will run over 11/18 to 11/21 and then on Black Friday 11/22 thru 11/24. I don't have time to link up to all the coupons so you will have to do that yourself on any coupon database.

Make sure you are prepared when you go into CVS and do your scenerios. And be prepared for them not to have items. Have fun!

Here you go....

CVS Match Ups 11/18 - 11/21

Children's Advil Liquid 1oz. - $2.37

Less: $1/1 Advil, children's 10/28/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2012)

Or: $1.50/1 Advil Children's Products

Get Back: $2.37 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: as low as FREE!! + $1.50 overage!!


3M Command Hook Sample Pack - $0.99

Less: $0.50/1 Command, any product 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/16/2012)

Or: $1/1 Command Product, PDF

Get Back: $.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: as low as FREE!! + $1 overage!!


Starbucks Refreshers 12oz. - $1.50

Less: $1/1 Starbucks Refreshers Beverage (IE)

Get Back: $1.50 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!! + $1 overage!!


Glade Plug-Ins Scented Oil Warmer - $1.25

Less: $1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit

Or: $1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit

Or: $1/1 Glade, Plugins Scented Oil Warmer 11/04/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/01/2012)

Get Back: $1.25 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!! + $1 overage!!


Select Carmex Lip Balm - $1.00

Less: $0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm

Or: $0.30/1 or $1/2 Carmex Lip Balm 10/21/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: as low as FREE!! + $.30 overage!!


Air Wick Scented Oil Warmer - $0.99

Less: $2/2 Air Wick Products, Excludes Aerosols, Stick Ups, and Solids

Get Back: $.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: as low as 2 FREE!! + $.99 overage!!


Starbucks Double Shot - $1.99

Get Back: $1.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Powerade 32oz. - $1.00

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


"Easy Feet" As Seen on TV - $4.99

Get Back: $4.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


South Beach Diet Meal or Snack Bars - $4.99

Get Back: $4.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


PurAbsorb Liquid Iron Supplements 28ct. - $16.99

Get Back: $16.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Kraft Macaroni and Cheese - $0.99

Get Back: $.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Coca-Cola 1.25L - $0.99

Get Back: $.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Betty Crocker Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks - $2.00

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Haviland Thin Mints or Nips - $0.88

Get Back: $.88 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Play Doh Soft Pack 8oz. - $1.00

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Hot Wheels Die Cast Car - $1.00

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Kleenex Slim Pack Facial Tissues 3ct. or Sparkle Single Roll Paper Towels - $0.99

Get Back: $.99 ECB (limit 2)

Final Price: FREE!!


Advil 10ct. - $2.99

Get Back: $2.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


YouTheory Collagen 120ct. - $9.49

Get Back: $9.49 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Philips Universal Remote - $6.99

Get Back: $6.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Street King Energy Shot 2pk. - $3.99

Get Back: $3.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Cepacol Sensations 4ct. - $1.00

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Thermacare Lower Back Heat Wrap 1ct. - $3.49

Get Back: $3.49 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Somnapure Sleep Aid 4ct. - $1.99

Get Back: $1.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Nasal-Ease Allergy Reliever .18oz. - $9.99

Get Back: $9.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Charmin Basic Single Roll Bath Tissue - $0.99

Get Back: $.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Right Guard Total Defense 5 Deodorant - $2.99

Less: $2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5, Deodorant 11/04/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/02/2012)

Or: $2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Antiperspirant or Deodorant Products

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit ??)

Final Price: maybe as low as 2 FREE!!


Gillette Shave Gel - psa. $3.59+

Less: $2/1 or $1/1 Gillette Shave Gel (11/18 ??) *ad states to check Sunday's paper!

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: possibly as low as FREE!!


Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel - psa. $3.29+

Less: $1/1 or $.75/1 Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel (11/18 ??) *ad states to check Sunday's paper!

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: as low as $.29


Minute White Rice - $1.00

Less: $0.60/1 Minute Rice Product

Or: $0.60/1 Minute Rice Product

Final Price: $.40


Listerine Cool Burst, Fresh Mint or Zero 500ml or PocketPacks 72ct. - $2.99

Less: $0.50/1 Listerine, antiseptic, ultraclean, zero, total care, or fluoride defense, 500 mL or whitening, 16 oz+ 10/28/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 2)

Final Price: $.49


U by Kotex Barely There Liners 18ct. - $1.49

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: $.49


BelVita Breakfast Biscuits - $2.49

Less: B1G1 belVita Cinnamon Brown Sugar or Chocolate Breakfast Biscuits, 8.8 oz, up to $2.98

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: as low as $.75 each wyb 2


Nature Valley Chewy Protein Bars 5ct. - $2.99

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit ??)

Final Price: $.99


Gardetto's or Chex Mix Snack Mix - $1.99

Get Back: $1 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: $.99


Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick - $2.99

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 2)

Final Price: $.99

*keep on the lookout for a coupon to be released this week!


Color Theory Get the Look Eye and Lip Palette - $2.99

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: $.99


Finesse Hair Care - $1.99

Less: $1/1 Finesse Hair Care (11/18 ??) *ad states to check Sunday's paper!

Final Price: $.99


L.A. Looks or LaBella Styling Gel 20-22oz. - $2.49

Get Back: $1.50 ECB (limit 4)

Final Price: $.99


Lipton Natural Iced Tea 64oz. - 2/$4

Get Back: $2 ECB wyb 2 (limit 1)

Final Price: $1 each wyb 2


Hershey's Bliss Chocolates - 2/$7

Less: $1/2 Hershey's Bliss, 8 oz 09/16/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/14/2012)

Get Back: $2 ECB wyb 2 (limit 1)

Final Price: $2 each wyb 2


Schick Hydro Silk Razor - psa. $12.49+

Schick Hydro Refills - psa. $17.49+

Less: B1G1 Schick Hydro Silk Refill Get Schick Hydro Silk Razor, Up to $12.99

Or: B1G1 Schick Hydro Silk Refill Get Schick Hydro Silk Razor, Up to $12.99

AND: $2/1 Schick, hydro razor 10/21/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/02/2012)

Get Back: $4 ECB (limit 2) $8 ECB Total!

Final Price: as low as $7.49 for both products!!


iTunes or App Store Gift Cards in various denominations

Get Back: $20 ECB wyb $75 (limit 1)

Final Price: $55


PeeWee Pillow Pets - $4.99


Pillow Pets - 2/$15

CVS Black Friday 2012 11/22 – 11/24

CVS Black Friday 2012 11/22 - 11/24

~All Toys are B1G1!!


CVS Alkaline Batteries AA or AAA 4pk. - $3.65

Get Back: $3.65 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Philips Earbuds - $6.99

Get Back: $6.99 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


CVS Dental Flossers 90ct. - $2.00

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 2)

Final Price: FREE!!


GUM Toothbrushes 2ct. - $2.50

Get Back: $2.50 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: FREE!!


Mars Chocolate Singles - $0.75

Less: B2G1 Milky Way Brand Bars, 1.76 - 2.05 oz

Get Back: $.75 ECB (limit 2)

Final Price: as low as 3 FREE!! Milky Way!


Cheerios and Corn or Rice Chex Cereal - $2.87

Less: $0.50/1 General Mills Original Cheerios Cereal, the one in the yellow box

Or: $0.60/1 General Mills Original Cheerios Cereal, the one in the yellow box

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: as low as $.37


Wet 'N Wild Perfect Petites Nail Color Kit - $2.99

Get Back: $2 ECB (limit 1)

Final Price: $.99


Holiday M&M's 9.9 - 12.6oz. - 4/$10

Less: $1/2 Mars, holiday produts 11/11/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/25/2012)

Get Back: $4 ECB wyb 4 (limit 2)

Final Price: $1 each wyb 4


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick or Color Burst Lip Butter - $6.99

Less: $1/1 Revlon, lip product 10/28/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/02/2012)

Get Back: $4 ECB (limit ??)

Final Price: $1.99


Another awesome coupon has surfaced!

Are you a Carrabba's fan? Then head over HERE and print your coupon for $10 off 2 entrees! The coupon doesn't expire until 12/9/12 so we have a little bit of time to use it.

I have been able to use a coupon for two weeks past expiration date there also. Keep that in mind when printing it and maybe use another computer to print a few extra!


You need to run quick and print this high-value Huggies coupon HERE. This one won't last long!

Then go to CVS and do the following deal:

At CVS through 11/17:


Get $10 Extra Bucks when you buy $30 of select baby items (Huggies Jumbo included)

Use three $3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers jumbo pack or larger printable coupons

Price at Register: $21, but get $10 Extra Bucks back

NET PRICE FOR ALL: $11 (or $3.67 each!)


Thanks to my friend Kate who told me about this deal. I remember this from last year and it is something you do not want to pass up!

Go down to the orange and green train station headquarters by Ripley's, present your St. John's County ID and get a pass for the whole month of November to ride the trolly for FREE! Plus the deal comes with three pre-paid attractions (they will try to upsell you to buy more attractions). Included in this deal is the Old Jail, Oldest Store and St. Augustine Historical Museum.

Of top of that there is free parking!

Check out the link  HERE or HERE to refer a friend.

Sounds like a pretty cool thing to do with a family especially when the lights are illuminated!

Thank you Kate for reminding us about this fantastic offer in St. Augustine!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Here is the new Stewart's sale ad. There are some good deals as always. Don't wait until the last minute to get your stuff. His sale ends on Saturday.

Fresh, never frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts,

5 lbs. or more, $1.99 lb.

Boneless Strip Steaks, $4.99 lb.

Haas Avocados, $.79 each

Fresh Local Shrimp, $4.99 lb.

Sweet Corn, 5 for $1.00

Bartlett Pears, $.99 lb.

Indian River Navel Oranges, 5 for $1.00

Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit, 3 for $1.00

4 pack Florida Vine Ripe Tomatoes, $1.99 each

Golden Ripe Pineapples, $1.99 each

Pomegranates, $2.00

Fresh Chick Peas, $2.99 lb.

Persimmons, $1.99 lb.

Fresh Papaya, $1.49 lb.

BASIL PLANTS, $2.00 each

Mangos, $1.50 each

Fresh Local Radishes, $1.00 per bunch

Fresh Local Beets, $1.99 bunch

FL jumbo Avocados, $2.00 each

1 lb. jar peeled Garlic cloves, $3.99

MY PUBLIX TRIP 11/13/12, SAVED 84%

Today at Publix I warned the two people behind me they may want to get into another line. They both elected to stay and watch the show. I was pleased with my haul and got the thumbs up from the people behind me in line! This is what I bought:

2 Pillsbury Pie Crust (just in time for desserts for Thanksgiving and maybe a quiche next week)
2 Simply Potatoes
4 Kraft Cheese
2 Doz. Eggs
1 Pineapple
Half & Half
4 Cream of Chicken Soup
2 Smithfield Bacon
8 StoveTop Stuffing
1 Sambozan Drink from produce dept
1 Conf. Sugar
1 Brown Sugar
6 Nestle Chocolate Chips
1 No Yolks Noodles
4 Knoor Chicken Stock
2 Olive Oil
Nail Polish Remover
2 Suave Lotion
4 Sundown Vitamin
2 Natures Made Vitamin

My total before coupons was $94. My total after coupon was $24.43. The lady two behind me asked me what my total was before coupons and I told her. She responded by saying "Good Job!" The guy right behind me asked me if I would go shopping for him!!


CVS  has tons of freebies and surely won't disappoint us this year. All these items listed below are some of the things I will be getting and each one is giving back an ECB equal to the price, which means FREE. Here we go:

Scooby Do Fruit Snacks $2
South Beach Snack Bars $4.99
Kraft Mac & Cheese $.99
Command Hooks $.99 (I believe there is a MQ to go with this one making it a MM)
Starbucks Refreshers $1.50
Powerade $1.00
Easy Feet $4.99
Playdough $1.00
Childrens Advil $2.37
Regular Advil
Thermacare $3.49
Cepacol $1.00
Carmax Lip Balm $1.00

This ad will run from 11-18 to 11-21. There will be another Part 2 ad for Black Friday. Some of those deals I am getting will be as follows. Each of these also will be giving back an ECB equal to the price.

Phillips Ear Buds $6.99
Mars Chocolate Bars $.75
Gum Toothbrushes 2 pk $2.50
CVS Flossers $2.00
CVS AA/AAA Batteries, 4 pk $3.65

Plan on getting there early for the Black Friday Ad! I have been saving up my ECB's to roll Thanksgiving week!

Monday, November 12, 2012


This is one of those weeks when I wish our ad started on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Why, you ask? Well, the PAM deal for one. PAM will be BOGO beginning on Thursday. The $1/1 coupon in The Best Food For Your Biggest Fans PAM coupon that I was so excited about expires the day before the sale begins!

I was so excited about the regional Smart Balance Milk coupon for $1.50 also. When I looked it up I found out that it also expired on Wednesday!

So dig out those $.75 Target coupons and stack with the $.30 MQ to pay just $.79 each.


Have you done your shopping this week at Publix yet?

Kate came by the store today to pick up her books and told me the Winter Savings Book was at the Beach store. I ran by after work and got the last two books. I even asked customer service and they said they were out! The good thing is these coupons are printable. If you want multiples of an item, just print one coupon and ask them to input the LU # as many times as you have items.

If you are headed to the store Tuesday or Wednesday, make sure to get the coupon for $1/2 Simply Potatoes. These are BOGO this week so you should be able to get a package for about $.85. Start thinking ahead to Christmas morning and if you are going to make hashbrowns. These should last until then. I have also used these potatoes to make hash brown potato casserole and it is very good!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Go HERE to print a coupon for $.75 off a package of Butterball Turkey Bacon. It will be on sale at Walgreens for $1.29 so just $.54 after coupon.

While you are there, pick up some eggs for $1.29 also to go with that bacon. I plan on making deviled eggs for Thanksgiving, so this is a great price!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Sports Authority has released its Black Friday Ad and you may want to take a look at it especially if you have the ETC books with the coupons for Sports Authority.
I am personally interested in the Asics Gel Kayano Running Shoes that will be $114.99, normally $149.00. When I deduct my $25 coupon, I will get a heck of a deal!
Check out the ad HERE to see if there is anything that catches your fancy!


Are you buying a Butterball Turkey for Thanksgiving?

Then you want to head over to HERE and print your coupon for $3 off a turkey wyb any combination of FOUR packages of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Green Giant Canned Vegetables, Betty Crocker Stuffing or boxed potatoes.

You can't have Thanksgiving without crescent rolls so it should be a decent coupon to get!

There is also a coupon for $1 off a Butterball Turkey.


My family loves black olives. Put a bowl of black olives down and they will disappear!

Every holiday season, I can't buy enough of black olives. Finding a high value coupon is awesome and I have found one HERE! Getting $1 off a can of olives is awesome!

Watch for sales especially at Walgreens. I still have a raincheck for $.99 per can so I will score free olives!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Have you seen the Black Friday ad for Walmart? I know two people who will be waiting in line! Did I really say that??

Yes, I did! I will be waiting in line beginning at 10 PM for an I PAD 2, Wi-Fi- only, 16 GB for $399 with a $75 Walmart giftcard! There is a one hour in-stock guarantee. If this item or the other items listed below sell out, Walmart will offer a guaranteed card for the item ensuring that the product will be shipped to the store for you before Christmas.
The other items on sale will be a HP 15.6” Laptop w/4GB RAM, 320 GB HD for $2.79, an Emerson 40” 1080 60Hz HDTV television for $198 and a Vizio 60” LED Smart TV with Wi-FI for $688.
If you are interested in any of these items, I will see you in line at Walmart! I see an I-Pad for my daughter as a Christmas gift and a TV for my spare room in my future!


I am so sorry for not posting this sooner. Actually I thought I posted it but it was saved as a draft and I never knew it.

You don't have much time left to do this but if you can do it this one is a doozy! I have already done it at multiple stores and there were still vitamins left on the shelf.

Buy two NatureMade Vitamins at either $3.99, $4.29 or $4.39 and stack with the $2 PDF coupon from HERE and use the $6/2 PQ from the GAF. You will get overage to apply towards your other groceries plus have vitamins to donate! The link will take you to a Rite Aid page and just click on the middle coupon to get your $2 coupon.

I tried to do this again in Jacksonville when I was there and they told me I could only use one coupon at a time. I did not have that problem here in St. Augustine.

Good luck in finding the vitamins! This deal will expire when the GAF ad expires.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Oscar Mayer Beef Franks (hot dogs to you and me!!) are on sale BOGO in the new ad.

If you got the Stocking Spree Booklet, you will be able to use two $1/1 coupons along with the MQ to get an awesome deal on hot dogs. If you didn't get two books, it still will be a good deal.

Make sure you sign up for an additional book so you can stack two coupons together when good sales like this come along.


Crisco Oil is on sale for 2 for $6. Use the Target coupon for $1 off and get cooking oil for just $2 each.

Crisco is normally $4.39 a bottle at Publix so it is a savings of over 50% off. Stock up now on all the baking supplies to get you through the holidays and new year!


This is just a reminder that I got in another set of ETC books. These books will be the last I have to offer for about 6 months. I will not order anymore until after June 2013. If you are running low or don't want to be without these awesome coupons, reserve your set of 10 now.

I only have six (6) sets left. These are $25 for the set of 10 books each which includes four (4) $5/$30 WD coupons. This is a little higher than the last set but it is still an awesome deal!

If you reserved a set on the last go-around and you have not picked them up, I am sorry to say that they are gone. I could not wait anymore so I sold them to people on a waiting list. Please understand that I have put out over $600 for these books ($800 the previous time) and need to get the money back into my checking account!!

E-mail me at if you are interested in getting a set!


Monday, November 5, 2012


This is the week to buy your pie crusts for the holidays. They are on sale for 2 for $5. If you got the email for The Best Meals Happen At Home, then you should print the Publix coupon for $1/1 and stack with the $.60/2 MQ.

There is also a coupon under zip 99218 for $2 off milk wyb 2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts.

If you are buying milk anyway, you will be paying $.40 for two pie crusts! It looks like we will be having some pies for Thanksgiving dessert!

Also grab the $.65/2 Target coupon for Domino Sugars and stack with the $.50/2 coupon from the 11/4 SS to get confectioners sugar for under $.50 a box.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


In the Yellow Ad these are priced 2/$4

- $2/1 Sambazon Juice or Smoothie 10.5oz bottle (zip 10001)

You all know what that means! Free Juice or Smoothie!

Be sure to change your zip code. To change your zip code click on the "Local Coupons" tab. You will see a box on the left to change your zip code. Then click on the "Coupons" tab.


Here's an awesome freebie that is an unadvertised deal at Winn Dixie.

Bic Razor are BOGO and there is a BOGO coupon in the 10/14 SS. We all know what that means! FREE RAZORS!

Note that the coupon is only good up to $7.49. The Comfort Select 3 are $6.79 but the Bic Soeil are $7.99 so you will end up paying $.50 for the Bic Soeil.

If they are out-of-stock, get a raincheck so you could use your coupon in the following weeks!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I had to do some grocery shopping for my mother-in-law today so I headed over to the SR 16 Publix because I wanted to stop at Winn Dixie to get some spices first. I have not shopped at the SR 16 store since they told me I had to split up my order in order to use the $5/$30 WD coupon.

My experience today was no different. I could have actually used three $5/$30 coupons, but only chose to use two. My cashier walked up to the customer service desk and asked them and they told me I had to split my order but they would take it this time. She would have been doing some major back-pedaling because I would have had them split it!

Steer clear of the SR 16 store if you don't want to split your order! Cobblestone or the beach store don't make me and I always use 2 to 3 of them!


Did you hear Kirklands is coming to town??? They are currently accepting applications for employment. They will be in the Cobblestone plaza right next door to Hibbitt Sports, near the pet store.

Although I am not a huge fan of Kirkland's, I am excited to get a new store in town.

Make sure you sign up for their emails to get coupons sent to your inbox!


There are a couple of Target coupons worth mentioning in the apparel catagory.

Head over to Target's website and print off the following coupons:

$5 off a $25 sweater purchase
$5 off $20 Women's plus apparel
20% off a kids apparel item
$5 off $20 Merona purchase
$5 off $20 Liz Lange Maternity

If you need a few cold weather items, head to target and use the above coupons to pick up a few things!

While you are there make sure you check out the clearance halloween items!