Monday, May 25, 2009

Publix Highlights – 05/20 thru 05/26

This is another great week at our favorite grocery store! My favorite deals are the free milk (and getting to use up those Kellogg's cereal coupons I printed!) and pasta sauce for a penny!

Buy three Kellogg’s Cereals – $1.99 each
Get FREE Milk (1 gallon)
(See in-ad coupon.)
Use three $1.00/1 printable coupons
$2.97 for everything!

Kraft Barbecue Sauce – B1G1 for $1.49
Use $0.75/1 coupon (SmartSource 05/03)
FREE after coupon

Kraft or Seven Seas Dressing – B1G1 for $2.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon (SmartSource 05/10)
FREE after coupon

Pop-Tarts (8 count) – B1G1 for $2.39
Use $1.00/2 coupon (Redplum 04/05)
Two for $1.45 ($0.72 each)

Mueller's Pasta – B1G1 for $1.29
Use $1.00/3 printable coupon
Three for $0.94 ($0.31 each)

Maxwell House Coffee (11 or 11.5 oz) – $1.99
Use $2.00/2 printable coupon
$0.99 each

Italian Sausage – $2.99 per lb
Use $1.00/1 Publix Baby Club coupon

We’ll be going back this afternoon to check out the following deals:

Oscar Mayer Beef Franks – B1G1 for $3.99
Use $1.00/2 coupon (SmartSource 05/10)
OR use $1.00/2 “blinkie” coupon (on cold cuts aisle)
OR use $1.00/2 printable coupon
Two for $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Claussen Pickles or Sauerkraut (20 to 32 oz) – $2.00
Use $0.75/1 coupon (SmartSource 05/10)
$1.25 each

DiGiorno Flatbread Melt for One – $2.50
Use $1.50/1 printable coupon
$1.00 each

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix – B1G1 for $2.59
Use $0.50/2 printable coupon or coupon (SmartSource 05/10)
Two for $1.63 ($0.82 each) after doubled coupon

Planters Cashews or Mixed Nuts – $3.00
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$2.00 each

Tomatoes – $0.99 per lb

Corn on the Cob – $0.25 each

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Walgreens deals – 05/17 thru 05/23

I had RR that would expire on Saturday, so I decided to run to Walgreens today and use the $5 off $25 purchase coupon (good through today). I planned to take advantage of the following deals, but some were out of stock.

Buy one Right Guard Professional Strength or Dry Idea Clinical – $5.99
Get $5.00 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon (SmartSource 04/19)
OR use $2.00/1 printable coupon
OR use $2.00/1 coupon from box top flap!
FREE (plus possible $1.00 overage) after coupon and RR

Buy one Skintimate Shave Gel – $1.99
Get $1.00 Register Rewards
Use $0.75/1 (SmartSource 04/26)
$0.24 after coupon and Register Reward

Buy one Colgate Visible White Toothpaste – $4.99
Get $4.99 Register Rewards

Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
FREE plus $1.00 overage after coupon and RR

Buy 1 Bayer Quick release Crystals – $2.49
Get $2.49 Register Rewards

The Colgate was out of stock, so I had to come up with another scenario – while my seriously potty-training three-year-old was telling me her dire needs! (We discovered that Walgreens has public bathrooms, tucked away at the back of the store.) We had no accidents, thankfully, on this first trip running errands without Pull-Ups. And we ended up with the following – plus a rain check for the Aveeno deal!

Buy three Aveeno products and get a FREE Aveeno Travel Essentials Kit
(Aveeno products are on sale for 20% off.)
Use $2.00/1 printable coupon
Use $5.00/2 printable coupon
FREE travel kit coming!

The most exciting deal for me was the Off Clip-On Deal! (Camping plans are on the horizon!)

Buy one Off Clip-On – on sale for $8.99
Get $3.00 Register Rewards
Use B1G1 printable coupon
Use $2.00/1 coupon (SmartSource 05/17)
$3.99 for two after coupons and RR

Coffee Filters (200 count) – $1.99
Use weekly ad coupon
$0.99 after coupon

Cream Cheese (8 oz) – $1.59
Use weekly ad coupon
Two for $3.00 after coupon

Quarters Album – $1.00

Due to the aforementioned training, items out of stock, and miscellaneous time constraints, the outcome wasn't stellar – but I think I broke almost even when I count RR earned and the value of the FREE Travel Essentials Kit! (And I'll probably be going back before the week is over for a repeat on the Right Guard deal.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We love Publix!

Amazing! Thanks to the wonderful sales at Publix this week, we should be well-stocked for quite a while! Besides the goodies acquired this past weekend (including some before coupons expired) I went back for these deals – and the Penny Items!

Daisy Sour Cream (8 oz) – $0.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon (SmartSource 04/05)
FREE after doubled coupon

Kraft Shredded Cheese (8 oz) – $2.00
Use $1.00/2 printable coupon
$1.50 each

Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles – $1.39
Use $0.75/1 coupon (Redplum 04/05)
$0.64 each

Cottonelle Toilet Paper (12 double rolls) – $6.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon (SmartSource 04/26)
$5.99 per pack (i.e. $0.50 per double roll)

Publix Large Eggs (1 doz) – $0.99

Tomatoes (1 lb) – $0.99

Florida Oranges (4 lb bag) – $1.99

Publix Milk (1 gal) – $2.79

Here are the savings details, according to my receipts:

Total savings this week: $109.93
Vendor coupons savings: $33.25
Store coupons savings: $16.22
Advertised Special Savings: $59.86
Advantage Buy Savings: $0.60
Total out of pocket: $44.44

The sales are good through today, so I’m planning to go back for the following deals:

Kraft Shredded Cheese (8 oz) – $2.00
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
(I was alerted to this coupon just last night!)
$1.00 each

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap (7.5 oz) – $1.00
Use $0.40/1 printable coupon
$0.20 each

We are rejoicing in God's provision!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Publix highlights – 05/13 thru 05/19

Yes, I went to Publix early this week – I had to use some valuable coupons before they expired! The yogurt is obviously the main highlight this week!

Yoplait Yo-Plus or Fiber One Yogurt – B1G1 for $2.50
Use $1.00/1 printable coupons
Use $0.50/1 Yoplait coupon (SmartSource 03/29)
Use $0.50/1 Fiber One coupon (SmartSource 03/22 [expiring 05/16] or 04/19)
$0.25 each after printable or doubled coupons

Ball Park Beef Franks – $2.50
Use $1.00/2 coupon (Redplum 04/26, expiring 5/17)
$2.00 each
In the cold cuts section last week, I found tearpad coupons for FREE Sara Lee Hot Dog Buns (any variety, up to $3.69) with the purchase of any two Ball Park Franks. I grabbed a couple – just in case! I'm learning!

I went ahead and double-checked prices, too – and picked up a few more high-value items that looked like they were in danger of disappearing!

Kellogg's Raisin Bran (25.5 oz) – B1G1 for $4.19
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$1.10 each

Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats – B1G1 for $4.19
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$1.10 each

Maxwell House Coffee (11 or 11.5 oz brick) (Limit four) – $1.99
Use $1.00/2 printable coupon
$1.49 each

McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning – B1G1 for $1.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon (Redplum 03/15, 04/19, or 05/03)
FREE after doubled coupon
OR use $0.75/1 coupon (Redplum 04/05)
$0.25 each

Muir Glen Tomato Paste – $1.09
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
(I forget when I printed these, and I wanted to use them before they expired!)
OR use $1.00/1 eatbetteramerica coupon
(Go to to register for a booklet with recipes and $10 in coupons!)
$0.09 each

Pure Wesson Oil (48 oz) – $2.00

I’m planning to go back for some more good deals – and the Penny Item!

Breyers Ice Cream (48 oz) – B1G1 for $4.99
Use $0.75/1 coupon (Unilever 04/05)
Thanks, Andrea!
$1.75 each

Nabisco Ritz Crackers – B1G1 for $3.79
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$0.90 each

Johnsonville Breakfast Links – $2.50
Use $1.00/1 coupon (SmartSource 04/05)
$1.50 each

Johnsonville Bratwurst Patties (16-oz) – $3.99
Use $1.00/1 coupon in Publix Family Style Magazine, Summer Issue
(Get a free subscription!)
Stack with $1.00/1 coupon (SmartSource 04/05)
$1.99 each

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (16 oz) – B1G1 for $6.99
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$2.49 each

Bic Multi-Purpose Lighter – B1G1 for $3.49
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$0.75 each

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Target – freebies and almost-free deals!

Check out these deals for this week! For even more deals and coupon match-ups, go to MoneySavingMom. (Keep in mind that prices vary and only Super Targets carry all deals listed.)

For the Kraft deals, you’ll need to register to print (lots of great!) coupons. See details here.

Here’s how it went for me:

Hershey’s Bliss Bars – $0.99
(You’ll find these up by the registers.)
Use $1.00/1 Target printable coupon
FREE after coupon

Nabisco 100 Calorie Snacks – $2.79
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon and/or printable coupon
Stack with $1.00/1 Target printable coupon
$0.79 after coupons

Ritz Crackers – $2.99
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon and/or printable coupon
Stack with $1.00/1 Target printable coupon
$0.99 after coupon

Kraft Barbecue Sauce (18 oz) – $0.99
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon and/or printable coupon
FREE after coupon

Trial Size Purell Hand Sanitizer – $0.99
Buy two and use $2.00/2 printable coupon
FREE after coupons

Trial Size Coppertone Sun Care Product – $0.99
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
FREE after coupon

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CVS deals – 05/10 thru 05/16

This is an especially good week to help the grocery budget by visiting CVS. I paid $1.77 out of pocket and almost broke even on ECBs spent. CVS has been such a blessing to our budget!

Buy $10 of Skippy and Ragu, Get $3.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
My deal:
Buy four Ragu Pasta Sauce (3/$5.00) – $1.66 each
Use four $0.30/1 coupons (RedPlum 04/05)
Buy two Skippy Peanut Butter (3/$5.00) – $1.66 each
Use two $0.40/1 coupons (RedPlum 04/05)
$0.83 each after coupons and ECBs

Other good deals include:

Bayer Quick Release Crystals (4 count) – $2.00
Get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
FREE after ECBs

Crest Pro Health Rinse (14.8 oz) – $3.49
Get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1.00/1 coupon (P&G 05/03)
$0.49 after coupon and ECBs

I did not get back to CVS last week for the Russell Stover deal; I was hoping the deal would still be on this week (since there's a glucose monitor deal going). But I had to settle for a second-best deal this week:

Russel Stover's Sugar Free Candy (3 oz) – $2.19
Buy three and use B2G1 coupon (SmartSource 11/02)
$1.46 each after coupon

Like last week, I discovered Dry Idea deodorant on clearance – for $0.82 this time. I again had a $2.00/1 printable coupon with me, so I figured the overage would help the fact that I didn't get B1G1 for the Russell Stover deal. The cashier, however, insisted on adjusting the coupon down to only $0.82 – even though it rang up as $2.00! I can't fuss – it was still free!

I'm hoping to stop by another store for the following:

Schick Quattro for Women Razor – $8.99
Get $4.00 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $4.00/1 coupon (SmartSource 04/26)
(Apparently, this coupon is regional. Thank-you, Andrea, for the Charlotte coupon insert!)
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Publix highlights – 05/06 thru 05/12

Publix: "Where Saving Is Part of the Pleasure!"

Last week and this week have been true super savers for us; the sales have matched our needs (and even some of our likes) wonderfully!

Here are some of the highlights:

Back to Nature Cookies – B1G1 for $2.99
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$0.50 each

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams – B1G1 for $3.99
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$0.99 each

Kellogg's Apple Jacks Cereal – B1G1 for $4.39
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$1.20 each

Juicy Juice 100% Premium Juice (64 oz) – B1G1 for $3.59
Use $1.00/1 coupon (SmartSource 04/26)
$0.79 each

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables (boxed) – $1.00 each
$ 0.50/2 coupon (SmartSource 04/05)
$0.50 each

Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Meats – $3.00 each
Use $1/2 printable coupon
$2.50 each

Red Delicious Apples (5 lbs) – $2.99 each
$0.60 per pound

Publix Baby Carrots (3 lbs) – B1G1 for $3.99
$0.66 per pound

Eight O’ Clock Coffee (11.5 or 12 oz) – B1G1 for $4.99
$2.50 each
(My beloved likes this coffee!)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

CVS deals – 05/03 thru 05/09

I'm excited! All of this for only $0.22 out of pocket (plus $24 ECBs) – and I earned $19 ECBs, too!

I do miss the $5 off $25 purchase CVS coupons that used to print every week on my receipt... If only I'd checked e-mail right before going this afternoon, I could've used the $5 off $30 purchase CVS coupon that was sent to me at 3:06 p.m.! On the other hand, I'm glad I didn't go at all until today because of the incredible Coke deal – I found out about those coupons this morning! (Thanks to SouthernSavers!)

Here are the details:

Buy five Coke Products (12-packs) for $4.00 each – $20 total
Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use five $1.00/1 printable coupons
$1.00 each after coupons and ECBs

Buy three Kellogg’s Cereals for $10
Get $5.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use three $1.00/1 printable coupons
(These were reset again today!)
$0.67 each after coupons and ECBs

Colgate Max Fresh or Max White – $2.99
Get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1.00/1 or $0.75/1 coupons (SmartSource 04/26)
FREE (or $0.24) after coupon and ECBs

While looking at deodorant, I discovered Dry Idea on clearance for $1.12 and remembered that I had two $2.00/1 printable coupons I was planning to use elsewhere to get the deodorant free. Getting overage, however, always trumps even getting something for free!

Now I'm thinking of making a second trip for the following (and to use that new $5 off coupon, too)!

Adidas Action 3 anti-perspirant (2.8 oz) – $3.99
Get $3.00 ECBs (Limit 3)
Use $1.00/1 coupon (RedPlum 04/05)
FREE after coupon and ECBs
(I'm hoping to find this on clearance for $2.50 and get an even better deal!)

Zantrex 3 – $4.99
Get $4.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
FREE after ECBs

Physicians Formula Lipstick – $9.99
Get $5.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2.00 off $10 cosmetics purchase CVS coupon (from register receipt or scanner)
$3.00 after coupons and ECBs

Russel Stover's Sugar Free Candy (3 oz) – on sale B1G1 for $2.19
Buy four and use B2G1 coupon (SmartSource 11/02)
$0.82 each after coupon

Buy Glucerna Snack Shake (4 pack) for $5.99
Get a box of Glucerna Cereal FREE
Use two $1.25/1 printable coupons
$1.75 each after coupons

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Publix Super Savers!

This week really was super because the deals include fresh fruit, salad, milk, organic granola, and wonderful Publix ice-cream! And Publix knows how to build customer loyalty – with the Cookie Club, Baby Club, Penny Item, Doubled Coupons, and coupons in the Family Style magazines and Advantage Buy fliers.

Shopping at Publix really is a pleasure on a trip like this!

Back to Nature Granola (7.5 to 13.5 oz bag) – B1G1 for $3.59
$1.00/1 printable coupon (pdf format, so no print limit)
$0.79 after coupon

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn (4.8 to 9.9 oz box) – B1G1 for $2.45
$0.40/1 (SmartSource 04/19)
$0.43 after doubled coupon

Publix Premium Ice Cream (half-gallon) – $2.50
$1.00/1 coupon in Publix Family Style Magazine, Summer Issue (Get a free subscription!)
$1.50 after coupon

Fuji Apples (3 lbs) – on sale for $2.50
$1.00/1 Publix Baby Club Coupon
$1.50 after coupon

Publix Milk (1 gallon) – $2.79
$1.00/1 Publix Baby Club Coupon
$1.79 after coupon

Fresh Express American Salad Blend (12 oz) – on sale for $1.79
$1.00/1 coupon in Publix Advantage Buy Flier
$0.79 after coupon
(This seemed to be a “store special” in one particular store. Providential, I say!)

And Prego Spaghetti Sauce for a penny! (Shopping late on Monday evening can pay off when the store runs out of the official item and substitutes with an item I'd rather get!)

These deals are still good today! Thanks to for all her work every week putting together great deals with coupon match-ups!