Publix Sneak Peek BOGO's 12/16-12/24


Publix Deli Tea, 1 Gallon Bottle, BOGO $2.39

Breyers Ice Cream, 48 ounce Carton, BOGO $5.49

Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 11-15.25 oz can (Excluding Specialty Varieties and Asparagus) BOGO $1.29

Margaritaville Shrimp, Assorted Varieties, 8 or 10 ounce package, BOGO $7.99

Rondele Cheese Spread, Garlic and Herb, Regular or Lite or Garden Vegetable, 8 ounce cup, BOGO $4.49

Fresh Express Salad Blend, Assorted Varieties, 4.5-12 ounce bag, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Florida Grape Tomatoes, 1 pint package, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Publix Baby Cut and Peeled Carrots, 1-3 lb bag, Surprisingly Low Price

Florida Celery, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes, Original, Country, Garlic, Sweet Potatoes or Sour Cream & Chive. 24 ounce package, BOGO $2.79

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough or Mix or Ultimate Cookie Dough, Assorted Varieties 16-16.5 package, BOGO $2.95

I Can't Believe Its Not Butter! Spread 15 ounce or 2 pack, 7.5 oz tub, 16 oz box or 10 ounce bottle or spray 8 ounce bottle, BOGO $2.49

Kraft or Seven Seas Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 14 or 16 ounce bottle, BOGO $3.19

Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Assorted Varieties, 8 ounce bowl, BOGO $1.49

Ore-Ida Hashbrowns or Potatoes O'Brien, Assorted Varieties, 28-32 ounce package, BOGO $2.95

Powerade Drink or Powerade Zero, Assorted Varieties, 8 pack, 20 ounce bottles, BOGO $5.85

Kraft Mayo Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Dressing, 30 ounce jar, BOGO $3.99

Betty Crocker Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 4.5-6.6 ounce box, BOGO $1.59

Chatham Village Croûtons, Assorted Varieties, 5 ounce bag, BOGO $1.49

Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice Blends or Fruit & veggie Blends, 100% or Light, Assorted Varieties, 64 ounce bottle (Excludes Cranberry Cocktail and all Grapefruit Juices) BOGO $3.99

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix or Cupcake, Assorted Varieties, 18.25 ounce box (Excluding Angel Food and Decadent Line) BOGO $1.75

Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Instant MultiGrain Hot Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 10.1 to 16.2 ounce box, BOGO $3.89

Quaker Cap'n Crunch Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 20.7 to 22 ounce box, BOGO $4.49

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Regular or Organic, Imported, 16 ounce bottle, BOGO $6.99

Swanson Broth, Assorted Varieties, 14.5 ounce can, BOGO $1.05

Dole Pineapple, Assorted Varieties, 20 ounce can, BOGO $1.59

Mueller's Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 12-16 ounce box (Excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells and Egg Noodles) BOGO $1.29

Pure Wesson Oil, Vegetable, Canola, Corn or Best Blend 100% Natural. 48 oz bottle, BOGO $3.79

Mt. Olive Pickles, Selected Varieties, 16-46 ounce jar or Pickle or Jalapeño Pepper Slices Pak, 4 pack, 3.7 ounce cont. BOGO $2.79

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, Assorted Varieties, 8 or 10 count box (Excluding No Sugar Added, Pick-Me-Up, Great Start, Sensible Sweets and Marshmallow Madness) BOGO $1.99 * Could be a good combo with the coupon from yesterday!

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, Assorted Varieties, 17.5 ounce pouch, BOGO $2.67

Ghirardelli Brownie Mix or Cookie or Muffin, Assorted Varieties, 17-20 ounce package, BOGO $2.79

General Mills Chex Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 12.8-14 ounce box, BOGO $3.49

Campbell's Turkey Gravy or Chicken, Golden Pork, Mushroom or Beef. 10.25-10.75 can BOGO $1.19

Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 12-16.5 ounce box or Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops or Corn Pops, 12.2-14 ounce box, BOGO $3.99

M&M's Chocolate Candies or Pretzel Chocolate Candies, Assorted Varieties 15.4-19.2 ounce bag, BOGO $4.63

Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread, 20 ounce loaf BOGO $2.85

Thomas' English Muffins, Assorted Varieties, 11-13 ounce package, BOGO $3.49

Entenmann's Donuts, Pop'ems, Glazed or Rich Frosted Holes or Mini Frosted Donuts, BOGO $3.99

Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Assorted Varieties, 8-9 ounce bag, BOGO $3.49

Planters Peanuts, Assorted Varieties, Dry Roasted 16 ounce jar or Cocktail Peanuts, 16 ounce can, BOGO $3.19

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, Assorted Varieties, 12-19.8 ounce box or 30 ounce jar, BOGO $4.89

Keebler Club Crackers, Assorted Varieties, 11-16 ounce box, BOGO $3.69

Willow Lane Premium Scented Candle, Assorted Varieties, 16 ounce jar, BOGO $9.99

Solo SoloGrips Plastic Cups, 18 ounce 50 count package or 9-10 inch squared plastic plates 30 or 40 count package, BOGO $5.29

Lindsay Spanish Olives, Manzanilla Pimiento Stuffed or Sliced, 5.75 ounce jar, BOGO $1.99

Nabisco Ritz Crackers or Munchables Pretzel Crisps, Assorted Varieties, 12.25 to 16 ounce box or Fudge Covered Ritz 7.5 ounce box, BOGO $3.09
(Thanks to jdrodgers at SD Publix thread, check source for coupon matchups)

$5 off $50 PQ

$5/$50 PQ in the BOGO flyer from RedPlum today

Pick A Pear, or An Apple

Today, my morning snack was a crunchy green apple. Yesterday, it was a juicy fresh Valencia orange from our orange tree. Most mornings, I try to choose a healthy snack, rather than a serving of homemade chex mix, or baked goods. As a former food scientist, I know the difference between eating healthy calories and how great they make you feel, instead of simple carbohydrates that give you a short burst of energy but then you crash.
Well, it seems like Weight Watchers the popular diet program has finally ditched their archaic points system and revamped it with Points Plus system. Finally, common sense prevails and they are telling their participants that "yes", it does make a difference which calories you eat. But it doesn't take a scientist to tell you that eating fruits and vegetables is always a better choice that a commercially prepared snack or processed food item. Our grandma has been telling us that for years. Now, I am the grandma telling that to anyone who will listen.
There is someone I know who has always had a normal, healthy body weight - while all their siblings have been obese. In fact, all the siblings had stomach stapling or lap band surgeries to help overcome the obesity. It seems to be working for them. By physically limiting what you can eat, your body starts to lose weight. But the surgery doesn't fix the underlying psychological problems. My theory is that obesity is a visual indicator of a lack of self control. It's as simple as that. And if you lack control in your diet and exercise, it seems like this lack of self control ruins everything in your life, like your finances and relationships. If you can manage to resist that cookie, or make yourself exercise daily, or not buy something you don't have money for, you are heading in the right direction. Self discipline to do the right things and develop good habits is the key to maintaining a healthy weight, managing finances and fulfilling relationships.
I have never been on weight watchers and I am not promoting them, but I am glad they are finally sending the message to all the people out there, that it is really better to eat fruits and vegetables, rather than choose potato chips. In the past program, the points were equal - but we have known for decades there is no comparison in the consequences of eating processed snacks versus eating fresh fruit or vegetables.

Publix Deal

It's been a nice break from work and blogging, but today it's back to it. Here's the deal I've been doing all weekend to get a bunch of free cold meds and a cheap gasoline. Publix has brought back the $10 off $50 gas card and this time its for many different brands in case you have a problem patronizing BP.  This deal requires you to spend $25 on groceries to use the gas card coupon, and it can be done with a bunch of combinations but be wary some stores are refusing the use of the green advantage buy coupon for the trial size Excedrin. I get a filler to avoid manager scrutiny, so count your coupons and items to make this transaction go smoothly. If you can't use the Excedrin trial size, just get more theraflu or some coffeemate creamer (also free since its $1.25 and there is a $1.50 coupon printable available). So it costs about $28 dollars for a $50 gas card and all the product is free too. Not a bad deal. Keep in mind the Theraflu and Triaminic go off sale in a couple days, as well as the gas card coupon in the ad.
Productqtypricesubtl-B1G1-QtotalQ#Q details
Theraflu23.507.009.00-2.003(2) $2/1 10-17ss+$5/2 PQ GAB
Triaminic23.507.008.00-1.002$3/2 11-21 parade mag+$5/2 PQ GAB
NIVEA lip balm22.995.985.980.002free wyb triaminic 10-17ss
Excedrin trial size 2 ct21.092.185.00-2.821$5/2 PQ GAB
Dayquil or Nyquil trial size 2 ct41.295.166.00-0.844$1.50/1 MQ 11-28 PG
serrano pepper10.030.030.03
BP, Hess, Mobil gas card150.0050.0010.0040.001$10 off $50 PQ gas card in ad x12/01
$/$$ coupon0.000.005.00-5.001$5/$25 Save A Lot  coupon print

How Long To Cook A Turkey

How long must you cook a turkey?
Use the time chart in order to determine how long to cook your turkey.  All times are approximate, and are based on a fresh or thawed turkey, taken from the refrigerator at a temperature of 40 °F or lower.
Approximate roasting times for turkey
Ready-to-cook: Approximate cooking time in 325-degree oven.
Stuffed Cooking time
8 to 12 pounds 3 to 3-1/2 hours
12 to 14 pounds 3-1/2 to 4 hours
14 to 18 pounds 4 to 4-1/4 hours
18 to 20 pounds 4-1/4 to 4-3/4 hours
20 to 24 pounds 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 hours
Unstuffed Cooking time
8 to 12 pounds 2-3/4 to 3 hours
12 to 14 pounds 3 to 3-3/4 hours
14 to 18 pounds 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 hours
18 to 20 pounds 4-1/4 to 4-1/2 hours
20 to 24 pounds 4-1/2 to 5 hours

Happy Thanksgiving

It's the start of the crazy days of holidays. Throughout all the chaos, it is my goal to remain centered and enjoy some peace. It is hard when there are so many media fingers waving in our faces to pay attention. So my hope for you is that you can find peace and happiness in this busy holiday season, and you can spend your holiday communicating with those you care about.

Ice Ice Baby

Finally, this morning we got the final upgrade to our kitchen. Previously, I wrote about how the ice maker quit working on our refrigerator, and we had a few choices to make about how to live with no ice. Here's what went down. Of course, we all know that Black Friday sales are taking place this week and it's a great time to buy something you've been shopping for and finally the price comes down. Well, we knew back in October that we finally needed to get a fridge because the icemaker died. We decided against craigslist because of the uncertainty of the the remaining life of the appliance, so that left buying it new. We researched the features we wanted - my sister made me swear to get black handles on the stainless finish because they get fingerprints if you don't. We also have our fridge tucked into a corner so the only visible side is the front, so we opted for the frugal option to just get stainless steel doors, with black metal sides.
To complement the rest of our appliances we stuck with Kenmore by Sears, and ended up getting this model for $749 during the past Friends & Family sale. It is regularly priced at $1249. Currently its going for $1062, but on Black Friday it will be $699. We decided to go ahead and pay the $50 more to get it delivered when we'll be home this week, rather than have to try to arrange delivery around work. The real factor in pushing us to get the fridge now was the fact that we're home for delivery this week, and we want to start cranking out ice for our next vacation in early December at the condo in Naples.
So, I know you're wondering what we're going to do with the old white fridge. If you're a couponer, you know how wonderful it would be to have a stockpile fridge for all those milk, cheese and creamer deals. Well, you guessed it, the old fridge is going to be my stockpile fridge. I convinced DH to get rid of our small college dorm size beverage fridge, and we'll unplug the small extra freezer too, so really I'm unplugging two small appliances to keep the big one. Hope it works out like that. If I fill both full size refrigerators, then I'm in trouble.

$5 off $30 Publix coupon

Today's USF Oracle has a $5 off $30 Publix coupon, valid thru 11/22/10. HERE is the online version, coupon is page 7.

Today's St Pete Times Coupons

Today, Wednesday 11/17/10, there are two good coupons you'll want to get from your St Pete Times newspaper. The Target flyer in the middle of the ads has a peelie for 2 FREE green giant vegetables wyb $25 of product (This is a TQ that expires 11/20/10).

There is also an ad for GFS Marketplace that has a store coupon for $5 off $50, valid 11/17-24.

Publix Advantage Buy Flyers

Publix Yellow Advantage Buy: November 20th thru December 10th, 2010
Publix coupons expiring 12/10/2010:
$2.00 gallon of milk WYB any Kraft natural cheese chunk or Kraft deli deluxe 16 oz.
Free any Green Giant frozen vegetables 14 oz. or larger, Just for One, Create a Meal or Corn on the Cob 12 ear WYB 1
$2.00 3 Cascadian Farm organic frozen vegetables, potatoes, and fruit
$1.00 Silk PureAlmond or Soy Milk 64 oz.
55¢ any Jif item 17.3 - 28 oz.
$1.00 Betty Crocker cupcake icing 8.4 oz. or Easy Flow decorating icing 6.4 oz.
Free bag of fresh cranberries WYB any 5 Simply refrigerated juices or drinks
Free Kozy Shack pudding WYB 2 (buy 2, get 1 free)
$1.00 4 Totino's Party Pizza 9.8 - 10.9 oz.
Free Renuzit Adjustables 7.5 oz WYB 3 (buy 3, get 1 free)
$1.00 any Pledge item
Publix Health & Beauty Green Advantage Buy: November 27th thru December 17th, 2010
Publix coupons expiring 12/17/2010:
$5.00 any 2: Bufferin, Excedrin, Comtrex, 4-Way nasal spray, Theraflu, or Triaminic$1.00 Tylenol Precise 2.5 oz. cream or patch 3 ct.
$1.00 Listerine mouthwash 1 - 1.5 L or Whitening Rinse 16 - 32 oz.
Free Stayfree ultra thin or maxi pads 14 - 24 ct. WYB 1
$3.00 Motrin PM 40 ct. or larger
$10.00 Oral-B Professional Care 1000 toothbrush
$1.00 Oral-B CrossAction Power or Pro-Health battery toothbrust 1 ct. or Oral-B Pulsar twinpack
$5.00 Crest Whitestrips
$1.50 Cover Girl or Queen Color Collection item
$2.50 Nice 'N Easy base or Rooth Touch-Up Hair Color product (excludes NNE Perfect 10)
$2.00 Olay Age Defying, Complete or Active Hydrating facial moisturizer (excludes facial cleansers)
Free Pampers Wipes tub 60 - 72 ct. WYB any 2 Pampers Jumbo diapers or training pants 19 - 50 ct. bags
Free Beech-Nut cereal WYB any 2 Similac 1 QT Ready-to-Feed
$3.00 any 2 Pedialyte brand products
$3.00 any 2 PediaSure SideKicks products
$6.00 Libman Freeman! spray mop
$1.00 Village Therapy bath products
$3.00 Sundown Naturals Vitamins 120 ct. or larger or Osteo Bi-Flex 120 ct. or larger
$5.00 any DVD $11.99 & up
$5.00 Net 10 phone
Thanks to daydr3am at Slickdeals Publix Thread