Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I received a Publix phamplet in the mail about 1 month ago. I looked at it and filed it away. About a week ago, I realized there was a $10 Crest Whitestrips coupon in there. I posted about it and said it would be a good deal stacking that coupon with the $7 MQ to get $17 off one box. Well, that is all fine and dandy if you want to buy whitestrips. Today I found a way to make it work for me and it is the last day to use the coupon. I have never been able to find these before, but I found the 2-pack of Crest Whitestrips for $5.99. There was no size restriction on the coupon, so I bought three for $17.97 and used three $10 coupons. Instant $12 overage! That allowed me to fill my cart with other items to get it all for free! I bought 2 cantelopes, bananas, 3 lbs. peaches, 2 Feta Cheese, 2 Life Cereal, Pork Chops, 2 Muellers Pasta, and Classico Sundried Tomato Alfredo Sauce. On top of my MQ's I used the $10/$40 Target coupon and had to throw in 2 packages of nuts for $1 to put my total in the positive. I paid $.78 for the above. Sorry I didn't realize this sooner or I would have posted it for those of you who received this mailer .

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I LOVE getting laundry detergent deals. That is why I decided to purchase 20 $2/1 Wisk coupons from Rebecca's Coupons and Forms. She was the only one I could find who had any coupons left. I had to pay $5 including shipping but I still feel it will be a good deal. I will share with my daughters so we will all benefit. I will end up paying about $7.50 after all coupons when I buy 10. According to Consumer Reports, Wisk Deep Clean was rated the number one laundry detergent. Following close behind was Tide Plus with bleach and Tide for Cold Water. Cheer Stay Colorful for darks and Tide powder rounded out the top 5 for conventional washers. For HE machines, tide Ultra plus bleach and Wisk Deep Clean rated the highest followed by Kirkland, Tide Ultra and Tide HE plus. When All goes in sale, be sure to purchase the Oxi Active variety which scored 9th just below Gain. All 2x Ultra Stainlifter scored in 17th place out of 18 for conventional washers. I thought it was funny that Martha Stewart laundry detergent scored LAST in 60th place for HE machines!


I don't know about you, but sending your husband to the grocery store is something I like to do only on an occasional basis. I had to work but I needed a few things so he offered to go. One of the things on my list was fresh ginger. When I get ginger I always break a small piece off because it doesn't last that long in the refrigerator. Apparently my husband didn't know that because he came home with a piece of ginger the size of my foot! Yes, no was the size of my foot! I am sure the cashier was wondering what dish we were going to whip up with a piece that huge! Of course, Publix chicken wings and a few other things he considers staples (when he shops only) ended up in our cart. I am so glad I gave him a $5/$30 WD coupon to keep just in case!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


About a month ago, I received a coupon booklet in the mail from Publix. I noticed today there was a $10 Crest Whitestrips coupon in there and there is also a $7 MQ in the last PG insert we received. I don't know what kind of a deal we can get with that but I am going to check it out! $17 isn't too shabby to get off one package!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


A guy shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around. If he stopped, she stopped. Also she kept staring at him. She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said, "I hope I haven't made you feel uncomfortable; it's just that you look so much like my late son." He answered, "That's okay." "I know it's silly, but if you'd call out "Goodbye, Mom" as I leave the store, it would make me feel so happy." She then grabbed her bags and as she was on her way out of the store, the man called out, "Goodbye, Mother." The little old lady waved and smiled back at him. Pleased that he had brought a little sunshine into someone's day, he went to pay for his groceries. "That comes to $121.85," said the clerk. "How come so much? I only bought 5 items." The clerk replied, "Yeah, but your Mother said you'd pay for her things, too." *giggle*


I don't know if any of you have noticed this. When you go to Costco and buy bananas they are in a plastic bag. Now I don't think it is a special plastic bag. I think it is just a bag! There is a sticker from Dole on the bag that states if you keep the bananas in the sealed bag they will last 2 to 3 days longer. So I tried it and darn if it is not true! I only take out the bananas I will need for the next day or two and leave the others in there and I am throwing away less rotten bananas! Give it a try and see if it doesn't work for you also. I am bananas will always be in a plastic bag! Go figure!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I ran into Target today and there was slim pickins in the patio department. I did, however, find a 9 foot offset umbrella, the same one I paid $300 for, for $112. They only had one left so if you are in need of one head up to Target and pick it up. They also had random cushions and pillows left at 90% off. Can you believe the shelves are already filled up with back to school supplies? Why do they want summer to be over so quickly!


I thought I would post it here first and then would send out an email. If I could get 10 people who want ETC books with a December 2015 expiration date, I will order them. I am going to ask $20 for the 10 books. Knowing the expiration date is a year past the books we already have should be a no brainer! Please let me know if you are interested and I will see if I can get 10 people to order

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I just decided that when I see something that I feel may be blog worthy, I will post if I have time. If any of you have children that will be wearing school uniforms this year, head over to Bealls Outlet at the outlet mall. They have girl and boy uniform pieces from Eddie Bauer for $5.99 and $7.99.

Monday, July 8, 2013


I had to tell you this one just in case you missed it on the Cheerios deal. A $1 peelie was not listed in the match-ups but I had a few in my binder. I am so glad I looked because I did not know I had them. With those peelies, it will me a moneymaker for me! Check to see if you have those also! I will continue to randomly post certain things I find but will not post everyday or maybe every week. Feel free to check back every once in awhile, but for the most part my big blogging days are over. I just can't help passing along some of these good deals! Also, remember to get your free Smart Balance Butter this week with the $1 PQ from the Celebrate Summer book and the $1 MQ!


Thank you everyone for the kind words and emails I received! My husband tells me I am going to miss it. I know sometimes I will because it is always more fun when you could tell someone else about a good deal you found! Here is one last one in case you missed it. Cheerios are BOGO this week at $3.99. Use the $1/2 MQ and the $2 off Cheerios wyb bananas, blueberries or strawberries in the advantage flyer. It doesn't tell you how many bananas you need to buy, so if you just get a few, you are getting the Cheerios for next to nothing if you are buying bananas anyway! I got 4 boxes and will probably have to go back and get more! Maybe when I find a deal I will post it here even though no one may see it! At least I will get it out of my system!

Friday, July 5, 2013


Well, you might have thought I fell off the face of the earth but I didn't! I am still here. I guess you could say I haven't put any time into this blog recently. When I found deals, I did not post them partly because I didn't have time and partly because I have just run out of steam. I guess that means it is time to hang up the towel and give up the blog. I would, however, like a list of those who would like to be contacted if I ever do ETC books again. It would be nice to have email addresses of anyone who may be interested. Please leave me a message and I will keep you in the loop if I order a large shipment of books. I will leave the blog up but probably won't post. Couponing is still in my blood but I just don't want to sit at the computer anymore to post deals. It makes it difficult when blogger won't let me do the things I used to, so it's time to say goodbye.