Tampa $10 off $50 Publix Coupon in Mail Today

If you're in #Tampa, check your Red Plum mailer, the junk mail ads for a coupon. Its been reported that there is a $10 off $50 Publix coupon on the BOGO ad. Coupon expires 9/14/10

$25 Target Gift Card

Don't forget to enter my #giveaway for a $25 Target Gift Card and General Mills gift package which includes Hefty bags, Cheerios, Grape Jelly, Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks and Hamburger Helper products. The giveaway closes tonight 8/31/2010 at midnight.
I just used my Target gift card to yesterday to score some cheap Mt Dew and Sobe water.

Ball Park Franks BOGO coming up at Publix

Last week there was a great coupon for Ball Park Franks on facebook, that I mentioned HERE. Well, lucky us! Publix has the Ball Park Franks on BOGO coming up this Thursday 9/2 - 9/8. Here's the deal: get 2 packs of hotdogs, use 2 prints of your facebook coupon and they are BOTH FREE! Stockup time.
Ball Park Beef Franks Regular, Bunsize, Fat-Free, Singles, Grillmaster or cheese or Fat-Free Smoked White Turkey Franks, 12.8 to 16 oz pkg (Excluding Angus) BOGO $3.99
-$1/2 Ball Park Products 8/1/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/11/2010)
-$0.75/2 Ball Park Products 8/1/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/11/2010)
-$2/1 Facebook coupon (no longer available)
-FREE Sara Lee Buns ( up to $2.00) with the purchase of 2 Ball Park Franks DND starts with 5 Tearpad
For the complete Publix Sneak Peek, check out www.iheartpublix.com

#Rays WIN & Get 10 Strikeouts Free Papa Johns Pizza

Well, last night Sunday, 8/29 the #Rays beat the Red Sox again, and they also got 10 strikeouts. For folks in the #Tampa Bay area, that means free Papa Johns Pizza! Just bring your ticket stub from the game or print your certificate HERE and bring it into the nearest Kanes Furniture store to exchange for your free 10" cheese pizza at Papa Johns. But hurry, you need to print your certificate TODAY, but you have three (3) days to redeem it at Kanes.
Also don't forget to enter my #giveaway for a Free $25 Target gift card and Boxtops gift pack (thanks to General Mills and Blogspark for providing the gift card and gift pack), you need to leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST and the deadline for entry is Tuesday, 8/31 at 11:59 pm.

#Publix Changes

My love affair with Publix is over, its moved onto the part of a relationship where there are some uncomfortable situations. My last three trips to Publix have sucked, and especially today. I walked away from the checkout and said forget it, I'm not shopping here.
I know things are changing and Publix tells us that the couponing has gotten out of hand. They are losing money, especially on honoring competitor coupons. Today I saw this sign: Attention Customers, Effective Sat 8/28/10 we will no longer accept competitor coupons from Albertsons, U Save, Save A Lot, and Whole Foods.  We will only accept, Aldi, Target, GFS, Sweetbay and Winn Dixie.
So at least I was warned, so I didn't even bother with pulling out my SAL coupon. But as luck would have it, there were 2 Thermacare on the shelf. That should have been a red flag. Whenever Thermacare is in stock it means the store believes the $5 off PQ requires 2 products, not one Thermacare. Anyway, I said I didn't want it then, but DH said NO WE DON"T WANT ANY OF IT. He was pissed, and called the store manager over to say we wouldn't be purchasing from their store any longer.
Anyway, we needed some fruit for making fruit salad and went to another store close to our house. I asked the store manager if I could use the $5 off $25 Save A Lot coupon and he said yes. But if there were a lot of other coupons they like to have that coupon used at the end. My order was $34 and I told him I didn't think it would be over $25 at the end. The young male cashier suggested we just use that coupon first, and the manager said "sure, that works" and walked away. I paid $0.79 and the dude complimented me on my great shop.
Thats the way it used to be and what my expectations are, to have a pleasant trip.

#Rays 10 Strikeouts Kanes Free Papa Johns Pizza

Its Friday night and the #Rays game isn't over, its only the 7th inning and they got 10 strikeouts already!. Yeah more free Papa Johns Pizza. Tomorrow (or maybe later tonight) you can print your certificate at www.kanesstrikeoutcontest.com. But hurry, you only have one day to print it, but you have 3 days to redeem it at a Kanes store near you. The certificates now are valid until 10/25/2010.

Ball Park Franks $2 Coupon

Did you get your coupons (2 per PC) from "liking" Ball Park Franks on facebook? Did you know that you can go to another PC and print another set too? You can. Although, I personally don't eat hotdogs (I used to work at Smithfields Meat Plant and know whats in them, and how they're made) - this could be a great deal when they go BOGO at Publix.

Green Advantage Buy Flyer 9/4-9/24

Here is a list of the coupons coming up in the new #Publix GAB
I'm glad to see they are coming out with another Thermacare coupon because that stuff has never been in stock for the past couple months.

All Publix Coupons -
Save $5.00 on any 2 Advil or Advil PM 32 ct or larger or Children's Advil or any ThermaCare 2ct or more
Save $3.00 on any Motrin PM 40 ct or larger
Save $2.00 on any Tylenol Precise 2.5 oz cream or patch 3ct
Save $1.00 on the purchase of any Axe shower gel
Save $10.00 on any SlimQuick 26-72 count
Buy any Halls 20-25 ct and get a Halls Refresh free 20 Ct (up to 1.99)
Save $2.00 on any Claritin, Claritin-D 10Ct or larger or Claritin Pediatric 4 ounce Syrup
Save $3.00 on Energizer hearing aid battery 6 or 8 pack
Save $2.00 on Energizer Ultimate Lithium or Advanced Lithium AA or AAA4 PK
Save $2.00 on Energizer Max AA 20 pack

What A Glorious Day for The Fair

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Well, I wish I were in Minnesota today going to the Minnesota State Fair, but since I'm not I have a special treat for you today. I'm going to pretend I'm at the fair and share my day with you of all the great things I ate and fun things to do. You too will wish you were at the State Fair.

Pooped Pool Pump

So, its another rainy day - which actually is really great for our newly seeded front yard - it is a carpet of green grass now. But not so good for getting in a walk after work. Well, then its onto other chores like checking on the pool. All the rain filled it up pretty high and it could use a back flush to bring it back to normal levels for good skimming action. So, I go out to the power switch to discover it wouldn't go on. The breaker switch had tripped so I flipped it back to on. We must have had a power outage from all the storms. Anyway, I turned on the pump and in a couple seconds it started smoking and smelling like burnt up motor before it popped the breaker again. Uh Oh. Not good. The old cooter was toasted. So, I got DH and we checked it out some more and decided we needed to get a new one. We disconnected the wiring and brought it to pinch a penny and they switched it out in a few minutes. We brought it home and connected it back up to the power, with just a few minutes to spare before another rainy downpour.
So we are the proud owners of a new $220 pool pump. We kind of knew we needed to keep an eye on the old one and it needed some new cones or something, But we waited too long and then it was toast. The new one is smooth and quiet though. Definitely worth it.
The point is, if you have home equipment that needs attention or maintenance to prolong its life, don't put it off. Emergency repairs have a way of popping up at at the most inconvenient time. Like Monday on our day off after our trip, we had planned to mow and trim the lawn. The problem was the fuel line on the weed wacker had disintegrated and the new one we replaced it with leaked gas, and it wouldn't start. So we called a small engine repair shop and they wanted $35 bucks to "look at it", and it would take a week. Instead we just searched for "fuel line weed wacker" on www.youtube.com and found a couple home videos that outlined exactly how to replace the fuel line. We fixed ours like it said, and it works just great now. Free and instant.
If you don't know how to fix something, but you think you have the aptitude or parts and just need a little guidance, youtube.com is definitely a resource that you should check out. There a tons of tips on how to fix and repair stuff, which can save you from an expensive repair.