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What's Up Wednesday

Well I'm drawing a blank on topics that are great and interesting, and unique. I could post all the deals like all the other bloggers but you've read them and deleted them all day long - freezer bag, photo cards, home depot, etc... So I'm just going to share with you a typical frugal day. To truly live a frugal lifestyle, its about "laying the track" so that you're ready for the train. When there's a deal at a store and you've saved your inserts, you've laid the track and are ready to just clip and shop. That's how I do it. I don't cut until I'm ready for the deal, that way I can find the right coupons. Sometimes I have coupons cut and in my shopping envelope, but if I don't use them they can get misplaced. I like to just carry what I need, plus a few extra sets like phazyme, bayer or knox for overages.
 
Anyway, here's just some frugal activities I do while at work (shame on me) to prepare and take advantage of cheap, free or good deals.
  • check my email for coupons, click on mypoints.
  • click my swagbucks account to get some points, I have a couple words I search and win on everyday. I do it at work and then later at home, same words and get points to convert into Amazon gift cards. Some referrals would be great, but I'm not really getting much in that way.
  • Check www.marketforce.com which is secret shopper service to see if they have any shops available I want to do, such as Five Guys.Yum
  • Click on some sweepstakes that I think might have good odds, these are bookmarked in my google reader.
  • Read feeds on my google reader for any deals I need.
  • Print some coupons
  • Update my shopping worksheet in preparation for shopping. Which by the way I am super excited to shop at Publix tomorrow. My plan is to spend $10.18 to get $224.18 worth of products for a 95% savings rate. I'm going to have to split the cart into two purchases so my DH can get his own 24pk of free publix water too. I think I might even take a picture of the shop and post my spreadsheet, so be sure to check back to see how I did it.
  • I cut out more coupons when I got home.
  • Ate from the pantry which is going well, down to only 2 boxes of Seasations fish fillets left, and 2 starbucks ice cream. Remember those deals?? Yeah, I stocked up. At the end of the month I'll post the starting and finishing count of eating out of the pantry, at least the fridge and freezer. Right now my entire kitchen is stored in paper boxes as we get set to install new cabinets next week.
Well thats about it, I'm sure you do lots of frugal "laying the track" activities each day to live your frugal life. Keep it up.

Publix Sneak Peek 1/28/10

Looks like a great week, I know I'll be stocking up on yogurt and using some of my coupons that expire on 1/31/10. Check your favorite high value coupons (like finish $2.50/1 that expire at the end of the month) and see if you can bring yourself to stock up even if the items not BOGO.
 
 
BOGO'sLay's Potato Chips, assorted Varieties, 10.5 to 12.25 oz bag (Excluding Baked!, Light & Natural Chips) BOGO $3.99
-$1.00 wyb any (1) bag LAY'S potato chips…any flavor,variety 8oz-11oz bag Tearpad

Tyson Beef Pot Roast in Gravy or Steak Tips in Burgundy Sauce, Pork Loin in Sweet & tangy BBQ Sauce or Maple & Brown Sugar Ham, 17 oz pkg, BOGO $6.99
-$2/1 Tyson Refrigerated Entree, any 17 oz. pkg. (Publix store coupon) – Publix Family Style Spring 2010

Oscar Mayer Beef Franks:
Regular, Light, Bun Length, XXL Deli Style, or Jumbo, 16 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99

Makoto Dressing: honey Ginger, Ginger or Orange Ginger, 8 oz bot, BOGO $3.99

Eight O' Clock Coffee, Assorted Varieties, 11.5 or 12 oz bag (Excluding Decaf) BOGO $4.99
-$.75/1 Eight O'Clock Coffee, Any bag – All You, February 2010
-$2/2 Eight O Clock PRINT
-$1/1 Eight O'Clock Coffee Inside Pkg

Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz jar, BOGO $2.79

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing or Farmhouse Originals, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz bot (Excluding Organic Ranch) BOGO $3.45
-$1 off produce wyb Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing, Any (1) 16oz. bottle Single Page flyer
-$1/1 Any Hidden Valley Ranch PRINT

StarKist Chunk Light Tuna In Water, 4 pk, 5 oz can, BOGO $3.95

A.1. Steak Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 10 oz bot, BOGO $4.24
-$1/1 A.1. Steak Sauce 10 oz or larger DND5, offer valid in all states excluding ID, IN, LA, VA – Bud Light Bud Bowl 2010
-$1 off beef wyb A.1. Tearpad

Juicy Juice 100% Juice, Assorted Varieties, 46 oz bot, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price
-$1/2 Juicy Juice PRINT (MQ with Target logo)
-$1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice All Natural 100% Juice Items, Any – Nestle School Days Made Simple
-$1/2 Juice Juice PRINT

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16.25 or 18 oz bot., BOGO $1.54
-$1 off 2-liter soda or 6-pack when you buy any two (2) of participating KRAFT products (A1 Steak sauce, Kraft barbecue sauce, Kraft salad dressing, Velveeta shells and cheese, Kraft deluxe Mac & cheese) Tearpad

Ocean Spray Craisins, Assorted Varieties, Sweetened Dried Cranberries or Trail Mix, 6 oz bag, BOGO $2.29
-$1/1 Ocean Spray 12oz fresh cranberries or Craisins product (except 48oz). – Peelie on Ocean Spray Juice
-Free 100 calorie six pack wyb 1 craisin-Dec. 20th 2009 Parade Magazine

General Mills Fiber One Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 14.25 to 17.25 oz box, BOGO $4.29
-$1/2 General Mills Cereals: Basic 4, Cheerios (any), Chex (any), Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs (any), Cookie Crisp (any), Dora the Explorer, Fiber One (any), Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Clusters, Kix, Lucky Charms (any), Oatmeal Crisp (any), Raisin Nut Bran, Reese's Puffs, Total (any), Trix, or Wheaties (any) – Que Rica Vida Booklet
-$1/3 General Mills Cereals: Basic 4, Cheerios (Any), Chex (Any), Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs (Any), Cookie Crisp (Any), Dora The Explorer, Fiber One (Any), Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Clusters, Kix (Any), Oatmeal Crisp (Any), Raisin Nut Bran, Reese's Puffs, Total (Any), Trix, Wheaties (Any) – 01-03-10 GM
-$.75/1 General Mills Fiber One Original, Fiber One Honey Clusters, Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters, Fiber One Caramel Delight Cereal, or Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat Cereal, Any Tearpad

Post Cereal, Assorted Varieties, Pebbles, Alpha Bits, Golden Crisp, or Honeycomb, 11 to 14.75 oz, BOGO $3.89

Ronzoni Pasta, Selected Varieties, 12 or 16 oz box (Excluding Lasagna, Manicotti, and Jumbo Shells) BOGO $1.29
-$1/2; $1/1 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Any – 01-10-10 SS (if included)
-$1/2 Ronzoni Garden Delight, Any – 01-10-10 SS (if included)
-$1/2; $.75/1 Ronzoni Smart Taste, Any – 01-10-10 SS (if included)
-$1/2 Healthy Harvest PRINT (if included)
-$1/2 Smart Taste PRINT (if included)

Prego Italian Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 24 oz jar, BOGO $2.07

Knorr Sides, Assorted Varieties, 4 to 6.4 oz pouch, BOGO $1.49
-$.55/2 Knorr Sides, Any (Publix Store Coupon) – 01-17-10 SS
-$.45/1 Knorr Item, Any Except MiniCubes (In Spanish & English) – 11-15-09 SS
-$.45/1 Knorr, any item EXCEPT MiniCubes – DND9 Single Page Flyer

Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread, 15 Grain, Soft Honey Whole Wheat, 100% Whole Wheat Double Fiber, or Oatmeal, 24 oz loaf, BOGO $3.69
-$.40/1; $1/2; $.50/1 Pepperidge Farm Bread, Bagels, Rolls Or English Muffins, Any – 01-10-10 SS
-$.40/1 Pepperidge Farm Light Style Or Very Thin Bread, Any PRINT

General Mills Chex Mix, Assorted Varieties, 8.75 oz bag or Gardetto's or Bugles, 7.5 or 8.6 oz bag, BOGO $2.49
-$.50/2 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack, any (2) 4.5 oz+ – 01-24-10 SS
-$1/2 Chex Mix Or Chex Mix 100 Calorie Snacks, Any 4.5 Oz. + – 11-15-09 GM
-$.50/2 Chex Mix Or Chex Mix 100 Calorie Snacks, Any 4.5 Oz. + – 12-13-09 SS
-$1/2 Chocolate Chex Mix® 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER PRINT
-$.50/1 Chocolate Chex Mix® 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER PRINT & PRINT

Keebler Club Crackers, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 16 oz box, BOGO $3.99
-$2 off Hillshire Farm Sausage WYB any 2 pkgs Keebler Club Crackers 12 oz+, any flavor, mix or match Tearpad
-$2 off Marzetti Veggie Dip (12 oz and above) ANDY any (2) packages of Keebler Club Crackers (12 oz or larger, amy flavor, mix or match) – Share holiday traditions

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams or Original Grahams, Assorted Varieties, 14.1 or 14.4 oz box, BOGO $3.99
-$1/1 Nabisco Crackers, any 6 - 16.5 oz. (DND/T 5) - 01-24-10 SS
-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers, any (2) 5 - 16 oz. - 12-13-09 SS
-$1/2 Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers, Any 4-28 Oz. DND

Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Almonds or Cashews, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 11 oz cnstr., BOGO $5.79
-$1/1 Any Emerald 5 oz + PRINT

Pop Secret Premium Popcorn, Assorted Varieties, 6 or 10 ct, 11.2 to 21 oz box, BOGO $4.69
-$.55/2 Pop Secret product, any Blinkie
-$1/2 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, Any – 01-03-10 RP
-$1/2 PRINT

Entemann's Little Bites, Assorted Varieties, 6.6 to 11 oz box, BOGO $3.99


Mars Chocolate Bars or M&M's Chocolate Candies, Variety Pack, 25 ct, 40.34 or 50.31 oz pkg, BOGO $14.99
-$1/2 M&M's brand Chocolate Candies, Any 9.4 Oz. + (DND 5) – 01-10-10 RP

Thomas' bagels, Assorted Varieties, 20 oz bag (Excluding Thins, Minis and 100 Calories) BOGO $3.99

Farm Rich Mozzarella Cheese Sticks or Bites, Quesadilla Slices, Panini, or Original Meatballs, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $7.69
-$.75/1; $1/1; $1.50/1; $2/1 Farm Rich Product, Any – 12-06-09 SS
-$.75/1 Tearpad

Stouffer's French Bread Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 2-ct, 10.37 to 12.5 oz box, BOGO $2.99

Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, BOGO $2.50
-$1/1 Yoplait YoPlus Or YoPlus Light Yogurt, Any 4-Pack (Void In LA, NV, & ND) – 01-03-10 GM
-$1/1 YoPlus
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries, Assorted Varieties, 6 ct, 11.5 oz box, BOGO $2.49
-$.35/1; $.55/2; $1/2 Pillsbury Toaster strudel pastries – 01-03-10 GM
-$.55/2

Hungry Man Dinners, Assorted Varieties, 16 or 17 oz box, BOGO $3.59
-$1/1 Peelie-$1/2 Immaculate Baking All Natural Cookie Dough, Any – 12-06-09 RP
-$1/2 Tearpad

Immaculate Baking Cookie Dough: Better Bakes: Chocolate Chunk, Triple Chocolate Chunk, or Vanilla Sugar, 14 oz bag, BOGO $3.09

Contessa Meals, Assorted Varieties, Assorted Varieties, 20 to 24 oz bag, BOGO $6.99
-$1.50/2
Fleischmann's Margarine, Assorted Varieties, 2 pk, 8 or 12.4 oz tub or 16 oz ctn, BOGO $1.69

Complete Multi Purpose Solution, Easy Rub Formula, 12 oz box, BOGO $8.99
-$1/1 Peelie-$1/2 Glade Relaxing Moments products (9.7-oz Room Sprays, 4-oz Jar Candles or plugins Scented Oils ) Tearpad

Glade Candle, 4 oz jar or Candle Refills, 4 ct pkg, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $3.49

Plastic SoloGrips Plastic Cups or Plates, 18 oz cups, 50 ct pkg or 9 inch plates or 10 inch compartment plates, 30 or 40 ct pkg, BOGO $4.99
-$.75/1 Solo Cup, Plate, or Bowl, any – 01-24-10 SS
-$1/1 Solo Cups, Plates or Bowls, Any – 12-06-09 SS
-$.55/1 Peelie

Bakery
Sourdough Round French Bread, 16 oz loaf, $2.79
Banana Walnut Loaf Cake, 16 oz pkg, $3.29
Angel Food Cake, 15 oz size, $3.99
Decorated Cupcakes, 6-Count, Assorted Varieties, 12 oz pkg., $3.99 (12 ct, 24-oz pkg $6.99)
French Hamburger Buns, 8 Count, 16-oz pkg., $2.49
Donuts, 6-Count, 10 to 18 oz pkg $1.99\

Dairy
Nestle Coffee-mate Flavored Creamers, Assorted Varieties, 32 oz bot (Excluding non-dairy creamers) 2/$5
-$1/2; $.50/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Powder Creamer, any – 11-01-09 RP
-$1/2 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamers, Any 16 Oz. + (Valid 1/1/10 to 7/31/10) Nestle School Days Made Simple
-$1.50/2; $1/1

Sargento Shredded Cheese or Sunburst, Assorted Varieties, 5 to 8 oz pkg, 2/$4
-$1/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese (8oz. +), any
-$.55/1 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese (5-oz.+) – All You, December 2009
-$.55/1 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese (5-oz.+) – All You, November 2009

Polly-O Mozzarella Cheese, Whole or Part Skim Milk, 16 oz pkg, 2/$6

Deli
Publix Deli Cooked Top Round Roast Beef, $6.99/lb
Publix Deli Italian Half Sub Combo, $4.99 (Boar's Head -$5.49)
Boar's Head Lower Sodium Turkey Breast Turkey Breast, $7.69/lb
Publix Fried Chicken Tenders, $5.99/lb
Publix Macaroni Salad, 16-oz cont., $1.69
Boar's Head Domestic Provolone Cheese, $7.09/lb
Publix Popcorn Chicken Plater, Serves 8 – 12, $14.99
Publix Sub Platter, Serves 8 – 12, $19.99
Publix Deli Nibbler Platter Serves 8 – 12, $19.99
Publix Deviled Egg Platter, Serves 16 to 20, $24.99

Frozen
Klondike or Slim-A-Bear Ice Cream Treats, Assorted Varieties, 16 to 27 oz box, 2/$6
Publix Premium Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt, Including Light and Homemade, Assorted Varieties, half gal ctn, 2/$6

Grocery
12-Pack Selected Coca-Cola Products, 12-oz can, B2G1

Bush's Best Baked Beans or Grillin', Assorted Varieties, 22 or 28 oz can, 3/$5

Gatorade Thirst Quencher or G2 Low Calorie Beverage, Assorted Varieties, 10/$10
-$1/2; $.50/1 Gatorade G2, Any – 01-10-10 RP & 01-03-10 GM & 12-06-09 SS

Progresso Soup, Assorted Varieties, 18 to 19 oz can, 4/$5
-$.50/2; $1/4 Progresso Soups, Any – 01-17-10 SS
-$.25/1 Progresso Rich & Hearty Soup, Any Flavor – 12-06-09 SS

Aquafina Pure Water, 24 pk, 16.9 oz bot, $3.99

Selected Coca Cola Products, 2-L bot, 2/$3

Arizona Tea, Assorted Varieties, Assorted Varieties, 1 gal bot, 2/$5

Health & Beauty
One A Day, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 200 ct pkg 25% off
-$5/2 Aleve, Bayer Aspirin, Alka-Seltzer Plus, Citracal, Midol, One-A-Day, or Flintstones vitamins (Excludes Aleve-D and trial sizes) Green Adv Buy Flyer
-$2.50/1 Flintstones or One a Day Kids Vitamins, any 50 – 150 ct. pkg. (Publix store coupon) – Publix Family Style Spring 2010
-$1/1 One-A-Day Adult Or Teen Multivitamin Product, Any – Save Up To $10 From Bayer HealthCare
-$2/1 One-A-Day 12ct or larger- 01-03-10 SS

L'Oreal Paris Vive Pro Products, Assorted Varieties, 1.7 to 13 oz pkg or
L'Oreal Studio Products, 4 to 8.5 oz pkg or jar, 2/$6
-$1/1 L'Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style or StudioLine styling product, any – 01-24-10 RP
-$1/1 L'Oreal Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner, Any – 01-24-10 RP
-$1/1 L'Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style or StudioLine Styling product, any – 11-15-09 SS
-$1/1 L'Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner, any – 11-15-09 SS
-$1/1 L'Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner
-$.75/1 Vive Pro

Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 440 or 500 ml bot or Crest Toothpaste, 4.1, 5.8 , 6, or 8 oz tube, Assorted Varieties, $3.49
-$1/1 Crest Premium Toothpaste: Multicare, Extra Whitening, Whitening Expressions, Whitening Plus Scope, Vivid White, Sensitivity, Pro-Health Or Weekly Clean, Any 4 Oz + – 12-27-09 PG
-$1/1 Crest Premium Toothpaste: Crest Multicare, Extra Whitening, Whitening Expressions, Whitening Plus Scope, Vivid White, Sensitivity, Pro-Health Or Weekly Clean, Any 4 Oz. + – 12-06-09 RP

Alka Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine, 10 to 20 ct box or Alka-Seltzer
Antacid or Pain Relief Medicine, 16 to 36 ct box, Assorted Varieties, $3.79
-$2/1 Alka-Seltzer 16-72 ct. or any Phillips' product Green Adv Buy Flyer
-$1/1 Alka Seltzer
-$1/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Product, Any 10 Ct. + Excludes Alka-Seltzer Antacid Products – 12-06-09 SS
-$1/1 Alka-Seltzer Product, Any Except Trial Size & Alka-Seltzer Plus Products – Save Up To $10 From Bayer HealthCare
-$1/1 Alka Seltzer Tearpad & Peelie

Aleve Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer, Liquid Gels, Tablets, Caplets or Gelcaps, 20 or 24 ct bot.,, $2.99
-$5/2 Aleve, Bayer Aspirin, Alka-Seltzer Plus, Citracal, Midol, One-A-Day, or Flintstones vitamins (Excludes Aleve-D and trial sizes) Green Adv Buy Flyer
-$1/1 Aleve product (40-ct or larger), any – 10-25-09 RP & 01-03-10 SS
-$1/1 Aleve
-$2/1 Aleve Peelie

Similac Infant Formula Powder, Selected Varieties, 23.2 oz pkg, $21.99

Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer Tablets, 20 mg, 28 ct box, $18.99
-$3/1 Prilosec OTC Product, Any – 01-17-10 PG & 12-27-09 PG

Kellogg's Special K Shakes, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 10 oz bot, 2/$10
-$2 off Kellogg's protein meal bars WYB any ONE package of Kellogg's Special K protein shakes. DND5 Tearpad

Bayer Contour USB System, $74.99

Bayer A1CNow Blood Glucose Test Kit, $29.95

Household
Sterilite Food Storage Containers, Ultra Seal: Bowl or Rectangle, 3 to 5.8 cup pkg, 50% Off

Swiffer WetJet Cleaner, Assorted Varieties, 42.2 oz bot, 2/$8
-Free Swiffer WetJet Refill WYB (1) Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit, Any – P&G Refresh Your Nest For Less

Tide Detergent, Assorted Varieties, 100-oz bot, $10.99 -$.35/1; $1/2; $50/1 Tide Detergent, Any – 01-17-10 PG

Ultra Downy Fabric Softener, Assorted Varieties, Regular, Simple Pleasures, with Febreze, Experiential Spay, Pure Essentials, or Total Care, $6.99
-$.50/1; $.25/1 Downy, any size – 12-27-09 PG
-$1/1 Downy, any 34 oz. or larger – Special Olympics Be a Fan

Ultra Palmolive Dish Liquid, Assorted Varieties,, 20 or 25 oz bot, 2/$5
-$.55/1 Aroma Sensations
Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner, Assorted Varieties, With Bleach, 32 oz bot, 2/$5
-$2/2 Green Advantage Buy Flyer
-$.50/1 Blinkie Machine At Family Dollar
Lysol Sanitizing or Disinfecting Wipes, Citrus Scent, 28 or 35-ct cnstr or Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 24 oz bot or Cling Toilet Bowl Freshener & Cleaner, 1 ct pkg, , Assorted Varieties, 2/$4
-$1/2; $1/1 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Any – 01-03-10 SS
-$1/2 Wipes
-$.50/1 Toilet Bowl Cleaner 01-03-10 SS

Kleenex Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Double Roll: Ultra or With Ripples; or Aloe & E Giant Roll, 12 roll pkg, $6.49
-$1/1 Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper: and 2 4-packs or 6-packs OR 1 12-pack or larger 01-17-10 SS
-$1/1 Cottonelle Aloe&E toilet paper, 12-pack
-$.75/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Any 12- Or 18-Pack (Publix Store Coupon) – 01-17-10 SS
-$.50/1 Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper, Any 4-Pack + – 01-17-10 SS &
-$1/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 12-pack, Any – All You, February 2010
-$.50/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, any (2) Packages or (1) 12-pack+ – 12-13-09 SS

Kleenex Viva Paper Towels, Choose-A-Size or Premium, 8 roll pkg, $6.99
-$1/2 Viva Towels, big roll, regular roll, or choose a size, Publix coupon – Little book of big buys
-$1/2 Viva Big Roll, Regular Roll Or Choose-A-Size Towels, Any (Publix Store Coupon) – 01-17-10 SS
-$.50/1 Viva Towels Big Roll, Any 2-Pack + – 11-15-09 SS
-$.50/1 Viva Towels Big Roll 2-Pack or Larger, $0.50 any one – Parade, November 2009
-$1/1 Viva Towels Pack – All You, November 2009

Publix Trash Bags or Tall Kitchen Bags with Flap Ties Closure System, 13 or 30 gal, 10 or 15 ct pkg, 2/$3

Publix Premium Napkins, All Occasion or Dinner, 40 or 100 ct pkg, 2/$3

Kingsford Charcoal Briquets, The Original With Mesquite or 100% All Natural Competition Briquets, 11.1 to 16.6 lb bag, $6.99
-$.55/1 Peelie
-$1/1 Peelie

Meat
Ribeye Steaks, $5.77/lb
Boneless Pork Loin Chops, $3.99
Shoulder Roast, $2.99/lb
Shoulder Steaks, $3.29/lb
Chuck Short Ribs, $3.49/lb
Flank Steaks, $5.99/lb
Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes or Garlic; or Macaroni & Cheese, 20 or 24 oz pkg, 2/$5
-$.35/1; $1/2 Bob Evans Refrigerated Side Dishes, any variety – 12-06-09 SS
-$.35/1 Bob Evans Refrigerated Side Dishes, Any – 12-06-09 RP
-$1/1 Bob Evans Side Items: Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, or Macaroni & Cheese, any 20 – 24 oz. pkg. (Publix store coupon) – Publix Family Style Spring 2010
-$.50/1 Bob Evans Side
Whole Tenderloin, $9.99/lb
Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon, Original, Lower Sodium, Think-Sliced Bacon, or Maple, 16-oz, 2/$6
Ground Sirloin, $3.49/lb
Ground Sirloin Patties $3.79/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Cutlets or Tenders, $3.99/lb
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats, Assorted Varieties, 7 to 9 oz pkg, 2/$6
-$2/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat, any, and Kraft Deli Fresh Cheese, any (DND 9) – Sunset, January 2010
-$1 off Grey Poupon Mustard, Any (1) And (1) Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat, Any Tearpad

Pet
Purina ONE Dog Food, Assorted Varieties, 18 lb bag, $16.99

Purina ONE Cat Food, Assorted Varieties, 3.3 or 3.5 lb bag, 2/$10
-$1/1 Peelie

Produce
Whole White Mushrooms, 16 oz pkg, $2.49
Large Red Delicious Apples, $.69/lb
Broccoli, $1.99
Glory Greens Collard, Kale, Turnip, or Mustard Greens, Mix or Match, 16 oz, 2/$4
Cantaloupes or Honeydews, 2/$5
Fresh Attitude Salad Blends: Spring Mix, Baby Spinach, San Marino, Arugula or Baby Romaine, 5 oz pkg 2/$5
Bosc or Anjou Pears, $.99/lb
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice or Red Grapefruit, Assorted Varieties, 100% pure, 64 oz ctn, 2/$6
Tree Ripe Peaches or Nectarines, $1.97/lb
Red or White Seedless Grapes, $1.99/lb
Spanish Clementines, 5-lb box, $5.99

Seafood
Florida Medium Pink Shrimp, Wild Harvested, Preciously Frozen, 41 to 50 per pound, $5.99/lb
Fresh Catfish Fillet, Farm-Raised, Never Frozen (Ready-to-Cook: Lemon Herb or Cajun $5.99/lb)
Fresh Swordfish Portions, Boneless, Skinless, Wild Harvested, Never Frozen, 6-oz, $6.99

In Ad Coupons
$3/1 Huggies Box Diapers, Assorted Varieties, Snug & Dry, 60 to 156 ct or Supreme, 48 to 76 ct
-$1.50/1 PRINT (MQ with Target logo)
-$3/2; $2/2 Huggies Diapers, Any – 01-17-10 SS
-$2/1; $1/1
The Essentials Are Changing:
Tombstone Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 18.1 to 29.5 oz pkg (Excluding Stuffed Crust and Brick Oven Varieties)

Publix Chunk Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 8 oz pkg, $1.69
Two Dozen Cookies, 2/$4.50

Publix Milk, Gallon, $2.69

Nature Valley Granola Bars, Assorted Varieties, 5 to 8.9 oz pkg, $1.99
-$2/1; $1/3 Nature Valley Granola Bars Value Size, any flavor/variety Peelie

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, Unscented Double Roll, $1.89

Publix Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 6 oz cup, 5/$2

Mott's 100% Apple Juice or Mott's For Tots Plus Kids Health or Plus light, ,

Assorted Varieties,64 oz bot, $1.79

Suave Naturals Shampoo or Conditioner, Assorted Varieties, 22.5 oz bot (Excluding Suave Kids Products), 2/$2
-$.50/1 Suave Men Shampoo, any 14.5-oz+ – 12-13-09 RP
 
 

How to Get a 10% off Lowes Coupon Immediately

I need to shop at Home Depot to get some stuff for the kitchen remodel and found this way to get a 10% off Lowes coupon right NOW (thanks slickdeals), instead of waiting a couple days for the email. Plus I've run out of addresses to apply for the coupon. But this works if you're in that same situation, or if you just need a coupon. It will work at Lowes only once because they do scan the barcode, but copies of it will work at Home Depot. It doesn't expire for 45 days.
1. Go HERE
2. Then select your state on the map...
3. Scroll down the page on the left side a little past half way, and under Sponsored Partner Links click on the ad "Save 10% At Lowe's to renovate your foreclosed property."
4. Enter your info...
5. They immediately give you a coupon to print (coupon includes the name and address you entered).
 
 
 
 

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Day

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Kitchen Smitchen

 
 

I don't really know what smitchen is, but it rhymes with kitchen. Dear stayed home from work on Tuesday to accept the delivery of our new American Woodmark (have I ever said how much I like that companies service and quality??) kitchen cabinets. We got 26 different items in 11 boxes and they are scattered all over our house. Poor dog has her place moved and its like walking in a forest of boxes for her. The color is a little darker than the bathroom cabinets, not quite the cinnamon hue, more muddy looking. But that actually will allow us to get a new color paint for the walls that is a neutral color instead of the current yellow shade. It doesn't clash with tans, browns, greens like the cinnamon does. If you want to look at all the remodel pictures so far.
 
We're due to get our appliances picked up from Sears anytime after Friday, so we'll probably get them Saturday. I want to cut away a little more of the old counter top so we can actually hook up the range and use the cooktop and oven until the handyman can work us it. He is slammed now with a ton of jobs, so we're just having to wait in line for our turn. We'll have to figure out how to wire in a 3 or 4 prong range plug, and then buy a range cord and connect it. The other one was hard wired in, but it doesn't appear very safe. We have 50 year old original copper wires in the kitchen and some of the outlets aren't even in conduit boxes. We're lucky we never burned down.
 
So this weekend we'll get the appliances, hook up the microwave and range, hopefully pick out a nice paint color, and maybe start painting. It'll be a lot easier to do the ceiling and high walls with out new cabinets and appliances in the way. Too bad we weren't on the ball and didn't get the Glidden Paint rebate last weekend.

Publix Weekly Totals

I've been doing good with the menu plans and shopping so far this year. Eating out of the Pantry is a challenge - the challenge is not gaining weight and making healthy meals. I'm pretty new to this couponing and stockpiling and its fairly obvious what items I don't need to stockpile so much, and the others like salad dressing, croutons, soda and snacks need to purchased whenever there is a deal. I certainly don't need to stockpile mayo and crackers. The supply we have will be past expiration date, but that won't stop me. You can check HERE to see if your food is still good.
 
Anyway, last night we went shopping and spent $6.78 and saved $54.94 (87%). There's not many good deals for us next week in the 1/21 Publix Coupon Matchups, so we went again at the end of this week's sale. Here's the breakout - mostly salad stuff and a couple pharmacy items to get overage, and some water and peanuts for dear. This chart below is how I calculate how much overage I need, how to make my order at least $50 so I can use the $5 off $50 coupons, and to make sure I have more items than coupons and what coupons I need to gather. Notice the first two items (phayzyme and bayer aspirin) give a nice overage, and they boost the total up. We usually give these items away since we don't use them.
 
Product
qty
price
subtotal
minus Q
TOTAL
Q#
Q details
phayzyme
4
$2.99
$11.96
$18.00
-$6.04
6
$2/1 1/10 MQ + $5/2 PQ
bayer
2
$2.47
$4.94
$7.00
-$2.06
3
$1/1 1/10 MQ + $5/2 PQ
lettuce
1
$1.49
$1.49
$0.00
$1.49
 
 
cucumber
1
$0.75
$0.75
$0.00
$0.75
 
 
red cabbage
1
$1.49
$1.49
$0.00
$1.49
 
 
banana
1
$0.63
$0.63
$0.00
$0.63
 
 
carrots
1
$1.89
$1.89
$0.00
$1.89
 
 
mushrooms
1
$1.49
$1.49
$0.00
$1.49
 
 
Zhills water 2.5 gal
1
$2.99
$2.99
$1.00
$1.99
1
$1/1 blinkie
24pk Publx water
1
$4.49
$4.49
$4.49
$0.00
1
free PQ peelie
$off coupon
1
$0.00
$0.00
$5.00
-$5.00
1
$5 off $50 PQ
tostitos chips
2
$3.00
$6.00
$3.10
$2.90
4
$0.55 MQ+0.50 TQ
tostitos salsa BOGO
2
$3.19
$3.19
$3.19
$0.00
1
2.50 tearpad
croutons texas toast
2
$1.49
$2.98
$1.00
$1.98
2
.50 MQ
GE light bulbs BOGO
2
$1.99
$1.99
$2.50
-$0.51
2
$1.50 MQ+1/1 MQ
peanuts
1
$3.29
$3.29
$1.00
$2.29
1
$1/2 MQ
onions, green
1
$0.60
$0.60
$0.00
$0.60
 
 
french hamb rolls
1
$1.65
$1.65
$0.00
$1.65
 
 
 
Last week we had a similar shop, and spent $7.11 and saved $62.68 (89%). We've been eating meat and meals from the freezer. So the total so far this year spent on groceries is $92.73 with a savings of $381, with YTD savings of 91%. In case you're wondering how I figured this out, I'm using the Grocery Savings Tracker created by Stephanie at Couponing 101.com. She has great instructions how to upload it to Google Docs and then I can access it from any computer or location. I also keep my weekly calculation on Google Docs so I can work on it from any location. I highly recommend this.

Tampa Is The Second Most Frugal City in America

 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - (Business Wire) A Georgia peach tastes especially sweet when purchased with a coupon, if Atlanta residents have anything to say about it.
The Georgia state capital tops the list of Most Frugal U.S. Cities, according to the 2009 Savings Index1 released today by Coupons.com, the premiere Web destination for coupons and savings. The average Coupons.com user in Atlanta saved over $531 using coupons from the site in 2009. Tampa, Florida follows closely in the number two position.
"The top couponing cities reveal the tremendous savings potential coupons offer nowadays," said Jeanette Pavini, Coupons.com Household Savings Expert. "By spending just minutes each week printing online coupons, anyone can really cut back on their household expenses. I don't need to tell people in Atlanta and Tampa that coupons are essentially found money."
Cities in the Midwest and South account for almost one-half of this year's top couponing locales. Ohio alone is represented three times – Cincinnati (#3), Cleveland (#8) and Columbus (#20) – making it the country's most frugal state. St. Louis (#4), Minneapolis (#5), Kansas City (#10), Indianapolis (#16) and Wichita, Kansas (#19) also add to the Midwest contingent.
The South's strength in couponing is reflected in the fact that more than one-third of the top 20 couponing cities are in the Southern region of the United States. In addition to Atlanta and Tampa, other Southland cities on the list are: Nashville (#6), Charlotte, North Carolina (#7), Raleigh, North Carolina (#11), Oklahoma City (#13), Miami (#14) and Dallas (#18).
Pittsburgh, coming in ninth, is the top-ranking Northeastern city in the Index. That city along with Boston (#12) and Washington, DC (#15) make up the Northeast's only representation.
Just one Western city made this year's top 20 list, according to the Coupons.com Savings Index: Denver, ranking number 17.
"Multiple cities in both Ohio and North Carolina appear on the list," said Pavini. "Shoppers in all parts of the U.S. should look to the Buckeye and Tar Heel states, where consumers are putting money in their pockets every month by using coupons smartly."
Rank     City   State   Savings Index
1.     Atlanta   GA   918
2.     Tampa   FL   522
3.     Cincinnati   OH   511
4.     Saint Louis   MO   468
5.     Minneapolis   MN   351
6.     Nashville   TN   308
7.     Charlotte   NC   306
8.     Cleveland   OH   272
9.     Pittsburgh   PA   254
10.     Kansas City   MO   254
11.     Raleigh   NC   243
12.     Boston   MA   229
13.     Oklahoma City   OK   207
14.     Miami   FL   205
15.     Washington   DC   191
16.     Indianapolis   IN   186
17.     Denver   CO   186
18.     Dallas   TX   186
19.     Wichita   KS   159
20.     Columbus   OH   152
       
About Coupons.com Incorporated
Coupons.com Incorporated is the leader in digital coupons. The company's flagship, Coupons.com, is the premier site on the Web dedicated to coupons and savings. Coupons.com currently has 19.5 million unique monthly visitors, making it the 39th largest Web property in the U.S., according to Nielsen data for October 2009. Coupons.com carries offers from hundreds of top brands, such as Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods and Clorox, and works with hundreds of retailers, including Kroger, Safeway, CVS, Walgreens and Kmart. The company also offers the Coupons.com and Grocery iQ mobile applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Coupons.com Incorporated was founded in 1998 and is based in Mountain View, California. To learn more or start printing coupons, visit www.coupons.com. To learn more about the company, visit www.couponsinc.com.
1 Savings Index ranks cities (with a population of 300,000 or more) based on each city's total printed coupon savings on Coupons.com and the Coupons.com network in 2009 relative to its population size. With an index of 918, Atlanta residents are nine times more likely to print coupon savings than the average American city dweller.

source: Coupons.com