Juice In The City

Everyone loves a great deal, right?  And most people are totally overwhelmed with the amount of deals out there to be had, most of which are irrelevant to their day-to-day lives.  Enter Juice in the City.  They are a community of (mostly) moms who know their way around their respective cities and know about all those little hidden gems.  They provide a great deal each day (50% off or more) geared toward families in the local community by recommending a locally-owned, locally-run business.  There are typically a few sub-divided markets in each major city, so there is no worry about finding a good "deal" that isn't really a good deal after all because, while it is in your metro area, it is an hour away from your house. 
Some examples of deals include restaurants, massages, family activities, local shops and services.  Juice in the City has exploded all over the country because of it's organic, word-of-mouth business model.  Don't you love to get a great recommendation from a close friend before you try out a new business?  That is exactly what Juice in the City provides.  Each business featured on the site has been personally tried by the person sourcing the deal, and they give honest feedback as to what to expect when you visit that business.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you really should!

As an aside, Juice in the City is always looking for people to promote their favorite businesses, as well as business to promote.  If you would like to earn a part-time income from home and recommend your favorite local businesses to others, check out the Juice in the City website and click on "We're Hiring!".
Or, if you own a business that you would like to have featured on the site, please check the lists below to see if your metro area is on either one.  If so, please contact Rachel and she can point you in the right direction.

Here are the cities where Juice in the City is already active:
New York
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco

And here are the markets coming soon:
Grand Rapids
Salt Lake City
St Louis
Washington DC

Rachel is a stay-at-home mom to 3 little cuties in the Minneapolis suburbs.  She has recently discovered Juice in the City and couldn't be more excited!  She loves the part-time hours that work around her busy schedule (and the extra spending money doesn't hurt) and can't wait to utilize all the great deals when the Minneapolis market launches in just a few short weeks!

My Publix Trip - 2 Shops, paid $4.90

I had one of my most frustrating trips to the store as far as savings last night. First of all there were no MM items on the shelf, and the GM cereal that was free after coupons was picked over. It will only get worse as new couponers try to get on the bandwagon. Hopefully, they'll get equally as frustrated with couponing and give it up. Being the genius I am, I knew this would not be a satisfying trip so I stocked up on salad stuff before last weeks sale ended so I could get some overage with the dog treats. So I only needed to get a couple things and that was tough for me to stomach. Anyway, I'm going back on this last day to use up some coupons that expire today. So I'm posting both shops since I did one early. Overall its not that bad (for me) but that kind of comes with the territory some times.
Q details
mushrooms 12oz
$1/1 PQ baby club
Fresh Exp Salad BOGO
$2/1 printable
Dt Mt Dew 2L
Egg beaters
$0.55/1 peelie
Oatmeal Crisp cereal
$2/1 PQ+ $1/2 9-25 SS
$/$$ coupon
$5/$25 SAL
Q details
carrots matchsticks
Stouffers Chick. Lasagne
$1/1 TQ, $1/1 9-25SS 
Milk Bone snacks BOGO
$1.50/2 TQ  $1/1 print 
Milk Bone Esstl snacks
BOGO + $1.50/2 TQ
Voskos Greek Yogurt
$0.75/1 printable
Nivea Body Wash 30% off
$1/1 TQ, $2/1 7-31 RP
Smart Bal Milk 1/2 gal
$0.75/1 print zip 34655
Sundown B6  vit
$1/1 8-28RP + $3/1 PQ
$/$$ coupon
$5/$25 SAL
In the early SS insert for Tampa today there are several Publix coupons that are quite good, another reason to get some extra papers this weekend. There will be tons of coupons in them, up to six inserts I hear. Anyway, the best PQ I see is $2/1 ANY Fiber One cereal (no size restrictions or usage restrictions) that will combine with the $1/2 9-25SS from last weekend. Or if you got the $1/1 Fiber One coupon in your home delivered TT last weekend, that can be combined as well for a $0.50 MM. There is also a Diet Pepsi 2L PQ in the SS that will combine with the Pepsi MQ in the Pepsico insert, so look for that.
Good Luck with your shopping!

Publix Yellow Advantage Buy: October 1st thru 21st, 2011

Publix coupons expiring 10/21/2011:
Free Publix reusable bag WYB $9.99 any Mars chocolate
Free Mountain Dew 12 pk./12 oz. WYB any 2 (buy 2, get 1 free)
75¢ any Morton natural or iodized sea salt all-purpose 26 oz.
$1.00 any 2 Ball Park franks 14 - 16 oz.
$1.00 any 2 Hillshire Farm link sausage 14 - 16 oz.
$1.00 any 2 Hllshire Farm rope smoked sausage 14 - 16 oz.
$1.00 any 2 Eggo products 9.8 - 29.6 oz.
$1.00 any 3 Voskos greek yogurt 4.6 - 5.3 oz.
$1.00 any Smucker's uncrustables 10 pk./2 oz.
$1.00 any 2 On Cor entrees 28 oz.
$1.00 any Reese's ice cream cup 6 pk./3.3 oz.
$2.00 any Bertolli frozen skillet, bake or meal soup 24 oz.
$1.00 any Frusion yogurt smoothie or La Creme yogurt 4 pk./7 oz.
$1.50 any 2 Kashi entrees or waffles 9 - 10.1 oz.
$2.00 any Jimmy Dean frozen breakfast sandwiches 34 - 36 oz.
$1.00 any 2 Morningstar Farms products 5.3 - 14.5 oz.
$2.00 any Publix meat, deli, or seafood purchase WYB any 20 pk. or 24 pk. Coca-Cola product
$1.50 WYB any Coca-Cola 1.25 L AND Snyder's Pumpkin Pack
5 free Fuze 16.9 oz. WYB any 10 Fuze 16.9 oz. (buy 10, get 5 free = 15 total)
$2.00 WYB any Dunkin' Donuts coffee 11 oz. or larger AND any Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies 5.75 - 7.5 oz.
Free Martha White muffin mix 7 - 7.5 oz. WYB 2 (buy 2, get 1 free)
55¢ any Del Monte jar fruit SunFresh or orchard select 19 - 20 oz.

10/2 Coupon Insert Preview - SS RP PG & Pepsico

This is a great weekend to get an extra copy or two of the paper. Lots of these matchup with Publix to give some great deals.
Redplum 10/2
Advantage Brands $1/1 Tagamet 30ct, Debrox, Gaviscon, Phazyme, Sominex, Nytol, Gly-Oxide and Massengill 4pk only (12/31/11)
all $1/1 laundry detergent 28 load+ (11/13/11)
Bertolli $1/1 meal soup or frozen meal (10/30/11)
Citrucel $1.50/1 bulk fiber therapy product (12/31/11)
Disney/Marvel $1/1 vitamin products (11/23/11)
Dove $.75/1 anti-perspirant/deodorant or body mist, excludes trial/Men+Care (10/30/11)
Dove $.75/1 beauty bar 6-bar pack+, excludes Men+Care (10/30/11)
Dove $.75/1 hair care treatment ets (10/30/11)
Dove $1.50/1 Men+Care body and face bar 6-bar pack+ ets (10/30/11)
Dove $1/1 body wash 10oz+ excludes Men+Care (10/30/11)
Dove $1/1 Men+Care antiperspirant 2.7oz or deodorant 3oz ets (10/30/11)
Dove $1/1 Men+Care body and face wash 13.5oz+ ets or Active Clean shower tool (10/30/11)
Dove B1G1 free hair care product up to $6 ets (Includes shampoo, conditioner, deep treatment conditioner, treatments and styling products) (10/30/11) Limit 4 coupons per shopping trip.
Ecotrin $1.50/1 aspirin therapy product (12/31/11)
Emerald $1/1 Breakfast on the go! product 7.5oz+ (11/20/11)
Folgers $.35/1 instant single serve packet (11/2/11)
Folgers $1/1 coffee 3oz+ (11/2/11)
Jimmy Dean $.75/2 sausage rolls dnd (11/6/11)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris cosmetic product (11/27/11)
L'Oreal $2/1 shade of Preference (11/27/11)
L'Oreal $2/1 shade of Root Rescue (11/27/11)
Mother's $.75/1 package of cookies 11.5oz+ (11/27/11)
Nivea $1/1 lip care products .17oz stick - .35floz tube (10/16/11)
Nivea $3/2 lip care products .17oz stick - .35floz tube (10/16/11)
OsCal $1.50/1 calcium supplement product (12/31/11)
POND'S $1/1 cream, towelettes or cleansing product ets (10/30/11)
POND'S $1/1 wet cleansing towelettes 30ct only (10/30/11)
Pure Protein $1/1 powder or drink (11/13/11)
Pure Protein B1G1 free bar up to $1.69 (11/13/11)
Purina $.50/1 Cat Chow or Kitten Chow excluding 16-18oz (11/27/11)
Purina $.75/2 Whisker Lickin's (1/2/12)
Sarna $1.50/1 anti-itch product (12/31/11)
Snuggle $.75/1 fabric softener liquid or dryer sheets (11/13/11)
Suave B1G1 free Kids shampoo, conditioner or detangling product up to $3.50 (10/30/11) Limit 4 coupons per shopping trip.
Suave B1G1 free Professional dry shampoo or styling product up to $3.50 (10/30/11) Limit 4 coupons per shopping trip.
Suave B1G1 free Professional shampoo or conditioner up to $3 (10/30/11) Limit 4 coupons per shopping trip.
Success $.50/1 rice product (11/30/11)
Sundown Naturals $1/1 vitamin or supplement product (11/16/11)
Tic Tac $1/2 single packs or multipacks (11/30/11)
TRESemme B1G1 free shampoo or conditioner up to $6 ets (10/31/11) Limit 4 coupons per shopping trip.
TRESemme B1G1 free styling product up to $6 ets (10/31/11) Limit 4 coupons per shopping trip.
Vaseline Buy 1 lotion 20.3oz+, get 1 13oz or smaller free up to $3.99 (10/30/11) Limit 4 coupons per shopping trip.
Vicks $.50/1 cold & flu or cough relief item ets Target coupon (12/2/11)

P&G Expires 10/31
Always $.50/1 Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths
Always $.50/1 Pantiliners 30ct+
Always $1/1 Infinity 14ct+
Bounce $.75/1 product
Bounty $.25/1 napkins
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins
Charmin $.35/1 product
Clairol $2/1 hair color
Covergirl $1/1 product
Covergirl $8/2 face products (not a typo)
Crest $.1/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel (excludes Crest Cavity, Baking Soda & Tartar)
Crest $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel
Crest $7/1 3D White Professional Effects, 2 Hour Express, Advanced Vivid, Stain Shield or Gentle Routine Whitestrips(excludes Vivid)
Dawn $.25/1
Dawn $.50/1 Plus
Febreze $1/1 Air Effects
Febreze $1/1 Fabric Refresher
Febreze $1/1 NOTICEables refill
Febreze $2/1 NOTICEables warmer pack
Febreze $2/2 products
Febreze Buy one Candle, get one Set & Refresh free (up to $3.29)
Fixodent $.50/1 adhesive 1.05oz+
Fixodent $.75/1 cleanser
Gillette $2/1 body wash ets
Gillette $2/1 deodorant ets
Gillette $5 off Fusion ProGlide razor wyb Fusion ProGlide cartridge 4ct+
Glad $.75/1 trash bag product (Expires 11/12/11)
Head & Shoulders $1/1 shampoo or conditioner ets
Ivory/Safeguard $.35/1 Ivory bodywash or bar or Safeguard bar or liquid hand soap
Metamucil $1/1 product
Olay $3/1 Regenerist facial moisturizer or facial cleanser ets
Old Spice $1/1 product 1.7oz+
Old Spice $2/1 body spray or fragrance ets
Oral-B $.75/1 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete toothbrushes or $.75/2 Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes
Oral-B $1.50/2 floss or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B $3/1 battery toothbrush
Pampers $.50/1 wipes 60ct+
Pampers $1.50/2 bags or $1.50/1 box of diapers or pants
Pantene $1/2 products ets
Prilosec OTC $1/1 product
Pringles $.50/1 Snack Stacks or Stix
Pringles $1/2 Fat Free cans 165g+
Pringles $1/4 Super Stack can 180g+
Puffs $.25/3 singles or $.25/1 3pk
Scope $.75/1 mouthwash 710mL+
Swiffer B1G1 free Dust & Shine (up to $3.99)
Swiffer Buy one starter kit, get one refill free (up to $7)
Tampax $.50/1 18ct+
Tampax $1/1 Pearl or Pearl Compak 18ct+
Tampax B1G1 free Pearl Compak 12-20ct (up to $3.99)
Tide $.50/1 washing machine cleaner
Tide/Downy $.50/1 Tide detergent, Downy, Tide Stain Release
Tide/Downy/Bounce $1/2 Tide detergents, Downy, Tide Stain Release or Bounce
Tide/Downy/Bounce $2/3 Tide detergents, Downy, Tide Stain Release or Bounce
Venus/Olay Buy one Venus 6 or 8ct refill, get one Olay bar, bodywash or in shower body lotion free (up to $7.99)
Venus/Secret $3 off wyb one Venus razor or refill (excluding disposables) AND one Secret (excludes trialsize and Secret Original)
Vicks $1.50/1 Nature Fusion product
Vicks $1/1 product

PepsiCo Moments to Save Expires 10/22
Pepsi Max $.55/1 2-liter dnd
Lipton/Tazo $1/4 Lipton Pure Leaf 16oz, 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea 20oz or Tazo 13.8
SoBe/Propel $1/5 SoBe 20oz, Propel 24oz or Propel Zero 24oz
Tostitos $1 off wyb tortilla chips 9oz+ AND jar of dip 15oz+
Pepsi Max/Cheetos Free 2-liter Pepsi Max wyb two Cheetos 8.5oz+ bags
Pepsi $2/2 18pk, 20pk or 24pk+ 12oz cans
Sierra Mist $1/2 Natural 2-liters
Lipton $2/2 12 packs
Pepsi/Tostitos Free Diet Pepsi 2-liter wyb tortilla chips 9oz+ AND jar of dip 15oz+
Starbucks $2/2 Frappuccino or Double Shot 4pks
Cheetos/Fritos $1/2 8.5oz+
SunChips $1/2 10oz+
Quaker $1/3 Life cereal, Oatmeal Squares cereal 12-24oz or Instant Oatmeal
Tropicana $1/1 59oz Pure Premium or Trop50
Frito-Lay $2/2 20ct+ variety packs

Smart Source
Activia $1/3 Selects or $1/1 multipack (11/27/11)
ActivOn $2/1 arthritis or joint & muscle (10/31/11)
Alexia $.55/1 frozen item (11/14/11)
Argo $.30/1 12oz baking powder (12/31/11)
Bestlife $.50/1 buttery spread, buttery spray or buttery baking sticks (12/11/11)
Boston Market $1/1 individual meal, whole Boston Carver sandwich or combo or entree salad (10/30/11)
Boston Market $2/$10 purchase (10/30/11)
Boston Market $4/$20 purchase (10/30/11)
Boston Market Free additional large side with any family meal purchase (10/30/11)
Campbell's $.40/2 condensed chicken noodle & tomato soups (12/15/11)
Campbell's $.40/2 condensed soups (excluding chicken noodle, tomato & Great for Cooking soups) (12/15/11)
Campbell's $.50/2 microwavable bowls or Soup at Hand varieties (12/15/11)
Caribou $1/1 12oz coffee bag dnd (11/19/11)
Colgate $.40/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush (excludes Plus and Extra Clean) (10/22/11)
Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ (10/22/11)
Colgate $.50/1 Wisp product 4ct+ (10/22/11)
Colgate $.75/1 Total, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste 4oz+ (10/22/11)
Colgate $1/1 360 battery powered toothbrush or refill (10/22/11)
Command $.75/1 product (11/6/11)
Cottonelle $.50/1 toilet paper 12pk+ or $.50/2 4pks (10/30/11)
Dr. Scholl's $3/1 Massaging Gel Insoles (11/27/11)
Dr. Scholl's $4/1 Pain Relief Orthotics (11/27/11)
Eggland's Best $.50/1 eggs (3/31/12)
Eggland's Best $.75/1 cage free dozen or organic dozen eggs (3/31/12)
Energizer $1/1 batteries or flashlight (11/15/11)
Farmer John $2/1 bacon (11/2/11)
Fleischmann's $.40/1 jar or strip yeast (1/6/12)
Fleischmann's $.40/1 pizza crust yeast strip (1/6/12)
Fleischmann's $.40/1 pizza crust yeast strip (11/25/11)
Foster Farms $1/1 fresh turkey tray pack dnd (4/30/12)
Franks $.50/1 12oz+ RedHot sauce (11/30/11)
Frigo $.55/1 Cheese Heads string cheese 10oz+ (1/31/12)
Glad $1/1 To Go containers with snap-in dressing cups (11/19/11)
Glucerna $2.50/2 products (11/30/11)
Glucerna $3/1 Hunger Smart product (11/30/11)
Healthy Choice $1/3 frozen meals (11/14/11)
Hidden Valley $1/1 Farmhouse Originals salad dressing (11/19/11)
Karo $.40/1 16oz+ syrup (11/23/11)
Karo $.40/1 16oz+ syrup (4/15/12)
Kingsford's $.30/1 16oz corn starch (12/31/11)
Kleenex $.50/1 Cool Touch facial tissue 50ct+ dnd (10/30/11)
Kleenex $.50/3 50ct+ boxes or $.50/1 bundle pack dnd (10/30/11)
Kleenex $.75/1 hand towels ets dnd (11/27/11)
Lactaid $2.50/1 Fast Act dietary supplement 32ct+ dnd (12/31/11)
Little Remedies $1/1 product (11/30/11)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris cleanser (11/27/11)
L'Oreal $2/1 Paris moisturizer (11/27/11)
Mazola $.50/1 oil or spray product (11/27/11)
MiraLAX $1/1 except 7 dose (11/13/11)
MiraLAX $3/1 30 dose (11/13/11)
Nature Made $1/1 fish oil (11/2/11)
Nature Made $1/1 vitamin B (11/2/11)
Nature Made $1/1 vitamin D (11/2/11)
Neutrogena $1/1 lip or eye makeup (11/6/11)
Neutrogena $2/1 face makeup (11/6/11)
Palmolive $.25/1 Ultra dish liquid 25oz+ (10/22/11)
Pedialyte $1.50/1 product (3/31/12)
Perfumania $10/$50 purchase (10/31/11)
Pert Plus $1/1 3-in-1 or 2-in-1 product ets (10/31/11)
Playtex $1/1 Gentle Glide tampons 18ct+ dnd (11/30/11)
Playtex $1/1 Sport tampons 14ct+ dnd (11/30/11)
Pom $1/1 16 or 48oz Lite Pom dnd (12/31/11)
Reynolds $.25/2 baking cups (1/31/12)
Reynolds $.50/1 Baked for You StayBrite baking cups (1/31/12)
Reynolds $.50/1 foil excluding 18, 20, 25 & 30 sq ft and wrappers (11/30/11)
Reynolds $.50/1 parchment paper (11/30/11)
Reynolds $1.50 off wyb one foil excluding 18, 20, 25 & 30 sq ft and wrappers AND one parchment paper (11/30/11)
Ricola Buy Ricola Dual Action, get any Ricola 19, 21, 24, 26 or 30ct bag free (up to $3.99) (12/31/11)
Sure $1/1 anti-perspirant & deodorant product (10/31/11)
Swanson $.40/2 broth or stock carton (11/5/11)
Swanson $1/1 Flavor Boost concentrated broth (11/5/11)
Tai Pei $.75/1 entree 12-14oz (11/30/11)
Tai Pei $1/1 Stir Fry Creations entree 24oz (11/30/11)
Trojan $1/1 10ct+ condom product (1/2/12)
Trojan $1/1 vibrations product (1/2/12)
TUCKS $1/1 product (12/31/11)
Tyson $.75/1 crispy chicken strips (12/31/11)
V8 $.50/1 100% vegetable juice 46oz+ (11/13/11)
V8 $1/1 100% vegetable juice 5.5oz or 11.5oz can 6pk (11/13/11)
Viactiv $1/1 soft chews dietary supplement dnd (11/20/11)
VIVA $.60/1 or more big rolls paper towels (11/13/11)
Werther's Original $1/2 bags of caramels dnd (12/31/11)
Wholly $.50/1 product (10/23/11)
Woolite $1/1 carpet & upholstery formula (12/31/11)
Zyrtec $1.50/1 12ct+ (12/31/11)
Zyrtec $3/1 24ct+ (12/31/11)

General Mills

Betty Crocker $.40/1 17.5oz+ pouch cookie mix (11/26/11)
Betty Crocker $.50/2 boxed potatoes except Potato Buds and Pouch (11/26/11)
Betty Crocker $.75/both SuperMoist cake mix AND Ready to Spread frosting (11/26/11)
Betty Crocker $1/2 any box muffin mix or Fiber One box muffin mix (11/26/11)
Cereal $1/3 (11/12/11)
Chex $.50/2 4.5oz+ Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack (11/26/11)
Fiber One $.40/1 Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie Brownies (11/26/11)
Fun da-middles $.75/1 cupcake mix (11/26/11)
Green Giant $.50/2 Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables 11 or 12oz only (11/26/11)
Green Giant $.60/3 frozen boxed vegetables (11/26/11)
Hamburger Helper $.75/3 Home Cooked Skillet Meals (11/26/11)
Nature Valley $.75/2 Granola Bars 6ct+ or Granola Nut Clusters (11/26/11)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated Grands! biscuits (12/24/11)
Pillsbury $.40/2 Crescent Dinner Rolls (12/24/11)
Pillsbury $.40/2 Refrigerated Pizza Crust, Breadsticks, Loaves or Dinner Rolls (12/24/11)
Pillsbury $.40/2 Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls (12/24/11)
Pillsbury $.50/2 Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts (12/24/11)
Pillsbury $.50/2 Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scramble Pastries or Pancakes (12/24/11)
Pillsbury $1/1 frozen Egg Scrambles or Biscuit Sandwiches (12/24/11)
Progresso $1/4 cans (11/26/11)
Romano's Macaroni Grill/Wanchai Ferry/Good Earth $.75/1 Restaurants Favorites dinner kit (11/26/11)
Totino's $.35/1 Rolls snacks (12/24/11)
Totino's $.75/1 Pizza Stuffers (12/24/11)
Totino's $.75/3 Crisp Crust party pizza products (12/24/11)
Yoplait $.50/2 Greek yogurt (11/26/11)
Yoplait $.75/1 Light yogurt with Granola (11/26/11)
Yoplait $.75/2 Go-GURT, Kids Cup, Trix multipack or Splitz (11/26/11)
Yoplait $1/10 cups (11/26/11)
via Slickdeals

Plumbing Repair Drama

When we decided to to remodel our hall bathroom last year, part of the idea was to replace the 50 year old galvanized pipes since we had experienced a few leaks under the vanity. The problem was we had no access to the pipes because they were behind the tile walls, which were behind the vanity. So we we started the project with roto hammers, sledge hammers and crowbars. Along with the tools of destruction we needed strong boots, leather gloves, hearing protection, eye protection and hats to keep all the tile chips and dust from injuring anyone. So we started smashing walls, and tugging on rebar until we revealed rusty old pipes and rotten wood beams. They were just hanging there, totally rotted away after years of water leaking. And the smell was worse than an old haunted house!
As we started shoveling the tile, wire and concrete debris into buckets to remove it from the room, I accidentally sheared off the shower pipe with the tip of the shovel. Of course the water wasn't turned off and it was like the Yellowstone Park Geyser - shooting water straight up and all over, making a muddy mess. I quickly ran outside and turned off the water source to the house. Now we had to call the plumber. On a Saturday for an emergency plumbing repair. Good luck getting a deal on that. It ended up costing us $500 just to cap off that one line.
When we asked the plumber to fix a couple other bad spots that's when he suggested we just re plumb our whole house, since all the pipes were rusty and old. It ended up doubling the cost of our bathroom remodel but in hindsight it was the best thing we did. Now we have peace of mind knowing those pipes behind the new walls will last as long as I'm in this house.
I am participating in a blogger campaign for Bucks2Blog about plumbing repair and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

Get Free Tickets to See Footloose Movie

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Publix Sneak Peek 9/29 - 10/5/11

Uncle Ben's Original Converted Rice, Enriched, Parboiled, Long Grain, 5-lb bag, save up to $6.99

Old El Paso Dinner Kit, Assorted Varieties, 8.4 – 19.2 oz box, save up to $3.19

Fresh Express Salad Blends, Assorted Varieties, A Fantastic Variety of Blends to Choose From, 5 to 14.4-oz bag, save up to $3.99

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper or Chicken or Tuna Helper, Assorted Varieties, 4.4 to 7.5-oz box, save up to $1.59

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 7 to 10-oz pkg (Excluding Asparagus Cuts), save up to $1.99

Gorton's Fish Fillets or Fish Sticks or Portions, 18.2 to 24.5-oz pkg, or Popcorn or classic Grilled Shrimp, 8 or 14-oz pkg, Assorted Varieties, save up to $5.99

Kanimi Crab Smart Surimi, Assorted Varieties, 8-oz pkg, save up to $3.69

Banquet Breaded Chicken, Assorted Varieties, 24-oz pkg, save up to $4.99

Ragu Homemade Style Pizza Sauce, 14-oz jar, save up to $1.49

Post Cereal, Assorted Varieties, Selects or Great Grains, 13 to 16-oz box, save up to $3.65

Quaker Cereal, Assorted Varieties, Cap 'n Crunch, 15.4 to 20-oz box, Life, 18-oz box, or Squares, 16-oz box, surprisingly low price

Ragu Pasta Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16 to 24-oz jar (Excluding Organics), save up to $2.19

Barilla Pasta, Selected Varieties, 13.25 to 16-oz box (Excluding Barilla Plus and Lasagna), save up to $1.23

Nabisco SnackWell's Cereal Bars or Planters or Nabisco 100 Calorie Snack Bars, Assorted Varieties, 5.52 to 8.1-oz box, save up to 2.99

Eight O'clock Coffee Assorted Varieties, 11 to 12-oz bag (Excluding Whole Bean Decaf.), save up to $5.99

Pace Chunky Salsa or Picante Sauce, Salsa, or Pico De Gallo, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz jar (Excluding Pace Mexican Four Cheese Salsa con Queso, 16-oz jar), save up to $2.79

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16.25 or 18-oz bottle, save up to $1.33

Hunt's Tomato Ketchup, 100% Natural, 35-oz bottle, save up to $1.97

Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice Blends or Light Juices or 100% Fruit & Veggie Blends, Assorted Varieties, 64-oz bottle (Excluding Cranberry Cocktails and All Grapefruit Juices), save up to $3.49

Campbell's Select Harvest Soup, Assorted Varieties, 18.6 to 18.8-oz can or 15.3-oz bowl, save up to $2.49

Crystal Light Drink Mix, Assorted Varieties, 8-qt canister, or 7 or 10-ct box (Excluding 12-qt cnstr.) save up to $3.49

Chef Boyardee Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 14.5 to 15-oz can, save up to $1.49

Fruit 2O Purified Water Beverage, Assorted Varieties, Natural, 6-pk, 16-oz bottle, save up to $2.99

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs or SnackWell's Cookies, Brownie Bites, or Caramel Popcorn, Assorted Varieties, 3.7 to 7.75-oz box, save up to $3.19

Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz loaf, save up to $3.99

Thomas' Bagel Thins, Assorted Varieties, 13-oz pkg, save up to $3.69

Nature's Own English Muffins, Assorted Varieties, 6-ct 12-oz bag, save up to $3.49

Mini Mix Miniatures Chocolates or Snickers Minis or Kids Favorites Mix, Assorted Varieties, 17.5 or 19.55-oz bag, save up to $5.99

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers or Snack Mix, Assorted Varieties, 9.75 to 14-oz box, save up to $3.29

I can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spread: 15 oz or 2-pk, 7.5-oz tub, 16-oz box, or 10-oz bottle or Spray, 8-oz bottle, Assorted Varieties, save up to $2.51

Garden Lites Vegetable Souffle or Entrees, Assorted Varieties, All-Natural, Gluten-Free, 7-oz box, save up to $3.49

Cole's Garlic Bread or Bread Sticks, Cheese sticks, Toast Slices, or Cinnamon Sticks, Assorted Varieties, 10.5 to 16-oz pkg (Excluding Mini Loaf and Mini toast), save up to $2.99

Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes or French Toast, Assorted Varieties, 6 to 40-ct, 12.5 to 14.8-oz box, save up to $2.69

Diana's Bananas Banana Babies Frozen Banana Halves Dipped in Dark or Milk Chocolate, 10.5-oz box, save up to $4.49

Purina Friskies Cat Food, Indoor Delights, Seafood Sensations, Grillers Blend, or Surfin' & Turfin' Favorites, 3.15-lb bag, save up to $4.19

Cat's Pride Cat Litter, Scoopable Natural or Multi-Cat Complete, 20-lb jug, save up to $7.69

Carefree Pantiliners, 36 to 60-ct pkg, or Stayfree Maxi Pads, 24-ct pkg, or Stayfree Ultra Thin Pads, 14 to 22-ct pkg, Assorted Varieties, save up to $3.49

Publix Deli Mojo Pork Whole Sub, Slow Roasted Mojo Pork on a Fresh Baked Sub Roll and Choice of Toppings, each (Add Medium Fountain Drink and Chips for $1.40), $4.99
Publix 8-piece Fresh Chilled Mixed Fried Chicken, $4.99
Publix 8-pieces Fresh Hot Mixed Fried Chicken, $5.99
Publix Deli Baked Potato Salad, 16-oz container, $2.69
Publix Deli Chef Salad, $4.99
Boar's Head Maple Honey Turkey Breast, $8.89/lb
Publix Bakery Pizza Dough, 16-oz bag, 2/$4

Dannon Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 6-oz cup, 10/$6.00
Publix Deluxe Sliced American Cheese, 8-oz pkg $1.99
Boar's Head White or Yellow American Cheese, $7.69/lb
Publix Deli Swiss Cheese, $5.99/lb
Publix Shredded Cheese, 6 or 8-oz pkg, 2/$5
Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Creme, Assorted Varieties, 10-oz tub, 2/$4
Libertè Mediteeranèe Yogurt or Greek, Assorted Varieties, 5 or 6-oz cup, 10/$8
International Delight Coffee Creamer, Assorted Varieties, 32-oz bottle, 2/$5
Publix Chunk Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz pkg, $4.49
Publix Sliced Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 6 or 8-oz pkg, 2/$5
Publix American Singles, Regular, Sharp, or Extra-Thick, 12-oz pkg, 2/$5

Breakfast Bread, made with raisins, apples, apricots, cranberries, and walnuts, 20-oz loaf, $3.99
Hoagie Rolls, 4-ct, Assorted, $2.19
Brownies 8-ct, $3.99
Seven Sisters Meltaway Buns, 13 or 18-oz, $4.99
Assorted Artisan Demi-Breads, 8-oz bag, $1.99
Two Dozen Cookies, Choice of Chocolate Chip, Sugar, or Oatmeal Raisin, 2/$4.50
Turnovers 4-ct, $4.79
Deli Style Rye Bread, 16-oz loaf, $3.19

General Mills Cereal, Assorted Varieties, Fiber One, 11.75 to 17.25-oz, Total 12.25 to 18.25-oz, Oatmeal Crisp, 17 or 18-oz, or Original Cheerios, 14-oz box, 2/$5.00
LaCroix Natural Sparkling Water or Coconut Water, Assorted Varieties, 12-pk, 12-oz can, 3/$11
Pepperidge Farm Milano Distinctive Cookies or Milano Melts Crispy, Assorted Varieties, 5.75 to 7.5-oz bag, 2/$6
Johnsonville Brats or Breakfast Sausage, Links, or Patties, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 14-oz pkg, 2/$6
Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, Regular or Thick-Sliced, 16-oz pkg, 3/$10
Ball Park Franks, Meat, LIte, Bun Size, or Turkey, 14 or 16-oz pkg (Excluding Beef, Angus, and Deli Style), 2/$5.00
Hilshire Farm Deli Select Lunch Meats, Assorted Varieties, Mix and Match Ultra Thin, Lower Sodium, or Hearty Slices, 8 or 9-oz tub, 3/$10
Florida's Natural Orange Juice or Ruby Red Grapefruit, Assorted Varieties, 100% Pure, All Florida, Not From Concentrate, 59-oz ctn, 2/$6
Crunch Pak Apple Slices, Sweet, Tart, or Mixed, Ready to Eat, 14-oz bag, 2/$5.00
Del Monte Fruit Naturals, Assorted Varieties, 6 to 7-oz cup, 10/$10
Marie's Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 11.5 or 12-oz container, 2/$5
King's Hawaiian Rools, Original, Honey Wheat, or Savory Butter Dinner, 12-oz pkg, 2/$5
New York Style Bagel Crisps or Pita Chips, Assorted Varieties, 7.2 or 9-oz bag, 2/$4
Boar's Head Pepperoni Pouch, 6-oz pkg, $2.99
Dixie Crystals Sugar, 5-lb bag, $2.99
Old El Paso Refried Beans or Taco Shells or Tortillas, Taco or Enchilada Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 4.6 to 16-oz pkg, 4/$5.00
Gatorade Thirst Quencher or G2 Low-Calorie Electrolyte Beverage, Assorted Varieties, 64-oz bottle, 3/$5
6-pack Selected Coca-Cola Products, 16.9-oz bottles, Buy 2 Get 1 Free (save up to $3.99 on 3)
Publix Purified Water, 24-pk, 16.9-oz bottle, 2/$5
Publix Spring Water, 24-pk, 16.9-oz bottle, 2/$6.00
Selected Pepsi Products, 2-L bottle, 4/$5
Lay's Potato Chips, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 10.5-oz bag (Excluding Kettle Cooked, Baked!, Light, and Natural), 2/$5
Nabisco Crackers or Ritz Crackerfuls or Wheat Thins, Assorted Varieties, 5.5 to 10-oz box, 2/$5.00
Egg Beater, Assorted Varieties, 15 or 16-oz ctn, 3/$5
Pillsbury Grand! Biscuits, Assorted Varieties, 16.3 or 17.3-oz can or Pillsbury Simply Buttermilk Biscuit, 12-oz can, 4/$5
Banquet Meals, Assorted Varieties, 6.75 to 10.25-oz box, 10/$10
Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 9.8 to 10.9 oz box, 4/$5
Publix Hot Dog Buns or Hamburger Buns, 13-oz pkg, $.99

Red or White Seedless Grapes, $1.69/lb
Honey Dews, $2.99
Premium Peaches or Nectarines, $1.99/lb
Bartlett Pears, $.88/lb
Asparagus, $2.99/lb
Broccoli, 2/$5
Premium Tomatoes, $1.69/lb
Baking Potatoes, 5-lb bag, $2.99
Stoplight Peppers, 3-ct pkg, $3.99
Sliced Mushrooms, 12-oz pkg, 2/$5
Incredible Fresh Diced Vegetables, Yellow or Red Onions, Tomatoes, or Peppers, 8-oz pkg, 2/$4.00

Freschetta Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 14.62 to 28.01-oz box, 2/$11
Publix Chicken Breasts or Chicken Breast Cutlets or Tenderloins, Boneless, Skinless, Individually Frozen, 32-oz pkg, $5.79
Publix Frozen Fruit, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 20-oz bag, 2/$5
Sara Lee Desserts, Assorted Varieties, Cakes, Cinnamon Rolls, Pies, Eclairs, or Cream Puffs, 7 to 30-oz pkg, 50% off
Lean Cuisine or Stouffer's Entrees or Stouffer's French Bread Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 5 to 20-oz box, 4/$10

Pork Loin Back Ribs, $4.99/lb
Southwest-Seasoned Pork Loin Back Ribs, $5.49/lb
Publix Mild or Hot Italian Sausage, $3.99/lb
Boston Butt Roast, $2.39/lb
Boston Pork Steaks, $2.69/lb
Perdue Oven Stuffer Roaster, $1.29/lb
Chuck Short Ribs, $3.99/lb
Sirloin Tip Roast, $3.99/lb
Sirloin Tip Steaks, $4.29/lb
Bottom Round Roast, $3.99/lb
Rump Roast, $4.49/lb
Publix Regular Sliced Ham, Cooked or Honey, or Turkey Breast: Smoked or Roasted, 10-oz pkg 2/$6
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, All-Natural 97% Fat-Free, USDA Grade A, $2.99/lb
Publix GreenWise Market Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Antibiotic-Free, Air-Chilled, $4.99/lb
Beef Cubed Steaks or Shoulder London Broil, $3.99/lb
Publix GreenWise Market Porterhouse Steaks or T-Bone Steaks, $9.99/lb
Ground Sirloin, $3.99/lb

Fresh Coho Salmon Fillets, Wild and Sustainably Harvested, Never Frozen, $10.99/lb
Fresh Yellowfin Tuna Select Cuts, Boneless, Skinless, Wild Harvested, 5.6-oz Minimum, $8.99/each
Extra Large White Shrimp, Farm-Raised, Previously Frozen, 21 to 25 per Pound $8.99/lb (Jumbo, Peeled and Deveined, 21 to 30 per pound, $9.99/lb)
Cedar Plank Salmon, Assorted Varieties, 9.7-oz pkg, $8.99

Publix Breast Cancer Awareness Reusable Bag (while quantities available) 5/$4.00
Vanity Fair Premium Disposable Plates, Dinner, 11-Inch or Dessert, 7-inch, 14 or 20-ct pkpg, Everyday Bowls, 20-oz, 18-ct pkg, or Hot or Cold Beverage Cups and Lids, 10-ct 16-oz pkg, 2/$4
Quilted Northern Bathroom Tissue, Unscented Double Rolls: Soft & Strong or Ultra Plush, 12-roll pkg, $6.49
Energizer Max Alkaline Batteries, AA 16-ct pkg, $9.89
Fabulous Home Ceramic Stoneware, Square Baker, 10.75-inch; Round-Baker, 10.5-inch; or Gourmet Pie Dish, 9.5-inch, $6.99
Brita Pitcher Replacement Filters, 3-ct box, $13.99
Glad Drawstring Bags, Tall Kitchen: Regular or ForceFlex, 13-gal, 65 or 78-ct pkg, or Extra Strong, ForceFlex Large Trash Bags, 30-gal, 40-ct box, $9.99
Kleenex Tissues, Selected Varieties, 68 to 184-ct box, 4/$5.00
Bounty Quilted Napkins, 200-ct pkg, $2.99
Kleenex Viva Paper Towels, Choose-A-Size: Mega or Regular, 4 or 8-roll pkg, or White, 8-roll pkg, $6.99
Kleenex Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Ultra, Regular, or Aloe & E, Double Roll, 12-roll pkg, $6.49
Publix Plastic Cups, In Colors or Translucent, 16-oz, 50-ct pkg, $2.19
Tide Laundry Detergent, Assorted Varieties, 50-oz bottle, $5.99
Clorox Liquid Bleach or Gel, Assorted Varieties, 82 or 96-oz bottle, 2/$4
Cascade Dishwasher Detergent, Assorted Varieties, Gel or Powder, 75-oz pkg, or ActionPacs, 16 or 20-ct, pkg (Excluding Cascade Complete, 45 or 75-oz pkg) $3.99
Ultra Downy Fabric Softener, Assorted Varieties, 62 to 77-oz bottle, $6.99
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refills, Assorted Varieties, 1.34-oz or 2-ct box or Glade Automatic Spray Refill, 6.2-oz cnstr, $3.99
Pine-Sol All-Purpose Cleaner, Assorted Varieties, 48-oz bottle, 2/$6

Purina Beneful Dog Food, 100% Complete & Balanced Nutrition: Healthy Weight or Original, 31.1-lb bag, $25.99
Publix Gourmet Cat Food, Assorted Varieties, 3-oz can, 10/$4
Cesar Canine Cuisine Dog Food, Assorted Varieties, 3.5-oz can, 10/$7

Health and Beauty:
Pantene Pro-V Hair Care Products, Assorted Varieties, 1.7 to 13.5-oz pkg, 2/$7
Garnier Fructis Hair Products, Assorted Varieties, 3 to 13-oz pkg, 2/$5
L'Oreal Paris Hair Color, Healthy Look Cream or Sublime Mousse, Assorted Varieties, $6.99
Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion, Assorted Varieties, 13 to 14-oz pkg, $6.99
Nivea for Men Skin Care or Shave Gel, Assorted Varieties, .5 to 7-oz pkg, 30% off
Crest Toothpaste, 4, 4.1, 5.8, 7.8, or 8-oz tube or Oral-B Cross Action Manual Toothbrush, 1-ct pkg, $3.39
Aleve Pain Reliever, Assorted Varieties, 50-ct bottle, (30% More Free on Selected Packages, While Quantities Available) $4.99
One A Day Multivitamin, Assorted Varieties, 30 to 200-ct bottle, 25% off
5-Hour Energy Shot, Liquid Energy Vitamin Supplement: Berry, Grape, or Pomegranate, 2-ct 2-oz box (Excluding Extra-Strength Formula), 2/$8
Zantac 150 Acid Reducer, Ranitidine Tablets, Maximum Strength: Regular or Cool Mint, 24-ct, box or Zantax 75, 30-ct obx, $6.99
Alcon OPti-Free Replenish Solution, Multi-Purpose Disinfecting: No Rub Sterile or Express Lasting Comfort Formula, 10-oz box, $7.99

Gerber Graduates Baby Foods, Assorted Varieties, Puffs, Lil' Crunchies, or Wagon Wheels, 1.48-oz cnstr, $1.69

In-Ad Coupons:
Free Pampers Wipes Refill, Selected Varieties, 192 or 216-ct pkg with the purchase of One (1) Pampers Cruisers Diapers, Selected Varieties, 76 to 120-ct box or Swaddlers, 132-ct pkg
$5 off with the purchase of Two (2) or more Similac Infant Formula Posder, Isomil Advance Soy, Sensitive Milk-Based Lactose-Free, Go & Grow: Milk-Based or Soy, or Advance Complete Nutrition, 22 or 23.2-oz cnstr.
Buy one 50-ct box of Publix TrueTest Strips and Get a 25-ct box free

Happy Rosh Hashanah:
Manischewitz or Mogen David Wine, Selected Varieties, 750-ml bottle, $3.79
Bougies Menora Memorial Yahrzeit Light Candle, 5/$3
Publix Pure Clover Honey, 100% Pure, 24-oz bottle, $5.49
Royal Gala Apples, 3-lb bag, $2.99
Publix California Raisins, 24-oz cnstr. 2/$6
Empire Frozen Turkey, Kosher Certified, 10 to 24-lb, $2.29/lb
Kedem Concord Grape Juice, No Sugar Added, 22-oz bottle, 2/$5
Manischewitz Egg Noodles, Assorted Varieties, 12-oz bag, 2/$4
Manischewitz Whitefish & Pike or Whitefish or Gefilte Fish, Assorted Varieties, 24-oz jar, $6.99
Silver Spring Horseradish, Cream Style, Beet, or Prepared, 5-oz jar, 4/$5
Publix Sour Cream, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz cup, $1.29
Streit's Matzo Ball Mix or Matzo Ball & Soup Mix, Assorted Varieties, 4.5-oz box, 3/$5
Kedem Tea Biscuits, Assorted Varieties, 4.2-oz pkg, 5/$3
Fox's U-Bet Syrup Original Chocolate or Strawberry Flavor, 20 or 22-oz bottle, 2/$6
Breakstone's Temp Tee Cream Cheese, Whipped, 8-oz tub, 2/$3

The Frugal Way To Watch Football

Did you spend money to watch the football game yesterday? Maybe you went to the game and dropped $20 on parking, and another $11 for a beer, and at least $50 for a ticket in the nose bleed section. Or maybe you went out to a bar with a big screen TV and ordered wings and a pitcher of beer and it set you back $25. Or maybe you were influenced by all those TV commercials and ordered the special satellite football package where you can get ALL the games every weekend. Or maybe you are a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan and were blacked out from watching your favorite team at home for the 10th time in a row. Like me.
It looks like the Bucs will be blacked out all season, so if you really want to see all those great interceptions, there is a way to see it for FREE. Yup. I did. Watched it on my computer streaming online yesterday. You still get the original broadcast with all the commercials, so you can still get up to refill your chip bowl. Granted the picture is a little grainy when you expand it to full screen, but it is better than nothing. Just go to firstrowsports.eu and click on AM FOOTBALL and select the team you want to watch, there are several so it doesn't matter if you want to watch the Vikings and they don't show that game in your market. You get all the markets online. There are many links you can choose from so if one doesn't come through, click the next one.
This type of viewing is not without its perils. You are watching a European feed and the potential for viruses is definitely there. There are several pop ups, but just click the red X to close them. You shouldn't have to download anything to make it work. It does require Adobe Flash Player so I would go ahead and download that first from a trusted source, like Adobe. And it also requires firefox or chrome browser, not internet explorer, so if you don't have that go ahead and download that before you set out to watch TV online too. I was able to watch it on my desktop with Windows 7, but was having trouble with my laptops with Windows 7 and XP - still troubleshooting those. I would like to get it on my laptop and connect to my HD TV for a better viewing experience.
If you're thinking of setting up your computer, don't delay if you're a Bucs fan - the next game (10/3/11) is at home on Monday Night Football and it wouldn't be cool to miss that one.