Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad 1/1 - 1/5/11

Publix Deli Pre-Sliced Sweet Ham, 12 oz pkg, save up to 5.99

Al Fresco Chicken Sausage, Sweet Apple, Sweet Italian or Sundried Tomato, 12 oz pkg, save up to 5.49

President Feta Cheese, 6 oz tub, save up to 5.99

Post Cereal, Selects or Great Grains, 13 to 16 oz box, or Trail Mix Crunch, 17 oz box, save up to 3.29

Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix, 18.25 or 18.9 oz box, (excluding the Sugar Free Line), surprisingly low price

Prego 100% Natural Italian Sauce or Meat Sauce, 23.5 or 24 oz jar, save up to 2.19

Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta, 14.5 oz box, save up to 2.19

Quaker Oats Oatmeal, Old Fashioned or Quick-1 Minute, 18 oz pkg, save up to 2.32

Old El Paso Dinner Kit, 8.4 to 19.2 oz box, save up to 2.93

StarKist Albacore White Tuna in water, 6.4 oz pouch, save up to 3.19

Hunt's Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz bottle, save up to 1.65

Lipton Tea, Iced Brew Bags, Family Size, 24 ct box, (excluding Decaf, 24 ct box), save up to 2.59

Campbell's Select Harvest Soup, 18.6 to 18.8 oz can, or 15.3 oz bowl, save up to 2.39

V8 100% Vegetable Juice, 46 oz bottle, save up to 2.85

Mott's Apple Sauce, 6 pk, 3.9 or 4 oz cup, save up to 2.39

Maruchan Yakisoba Japanese Noodles, 4 to 4.27 oz bowl, save up to 0.79

Emerald Old Fashioned Honey Roasted Peanuts or Dry Roasted: Regular or Lightly Salted with Sea Salt, 16 oz jar, save up to 3.19

Ruffles Potato Chips, 9 to 10 oz bag (excluding Baked, Light and Natural), surprisingly low price

Thomas' Bagel Thins, Plain, 100% Whole Wheat, Everything or Cinnamon Raisin, 8 ct, 13 oz pkg, save up to 3.29

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, 12 to 19.8 oz box or 30 oz jar, save up to 4.89

Hershey's Bliss Chocolate, 8.6 or 9.6 oz bag, save up to 4.29

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs or Snackwell's or Fudge Petites Cookies, 3.7 to 7.75 oz box, save up to 3.19

WholeFruit Fruit Bars, 16.5 oz box, save up to 3.59

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, Creamy, Nonfat, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, save up to 2.50

Smart Balance Spread, 13 or 15 oz or 2 pk 7.5 oz tub or Spray, 8 oz, (excluding organic), save up to 2.59

Tam-X-ico's Tortillas, 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat or Lo-Carb Wheat, 8 ct, 12 oz bag, surprisingly low price

General Mills Cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios, 17 oz box, Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp or Reese's Puffs, 15.6 to 18 oz box, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 24.9 oz box, save up to 4.07

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing, All-Out Squeeze, 22 oz bottle, save up to 4.39

Quaker Life Nutrition Bars, 5 ct, 7.4 oz box, save up to 3.19

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, 8 ct, 13.5 to 15.2 oz box, save up to 1.85

Brach's Mott's All Natural Fruit Snacks or Hawaiian Punch Fruit Flavored, 10 pouches, 8 oz box, save up to 2.69

Key Lime Pie, 34 oz size, 6.59
Turnovers, 4 ct, Apple or Cherry, 4.59
Chocolate Iced Donuts, 6 ct or Glazed, 10 or 18 oz pkg, 1.99
French Sourdough Round Bread, 16 oz loaf, 2.99
Water Rolls, 14 oz pkg, 2.99

Publix Chocolate Milk, half gallon jug, 2/$4
4 Grain Large Eggs, All Natural, Omega 3 or Vegetarian Brown, 12 ct carton, 2/$4
Publix American Cheese Singles, Regular or Sharp or Extra-Thick Slices, 12 oz pkg, 2/$4
Publix Chunk Cheese, 8 oz pkg, 2/$4

Boar's Head Golden Classic Chicken Breast, 7.19/lb
Publix Family Combo Meal Hot or Fresh Chilled, One Rotisserie or 8 piece Mixed Fried Chicken, two 16 oz sides (beans, coleslaw, potato or macaroni salad) and 1 pkg of 4 rolls, 8.99
Publix Deli Cuban Sandwich, 3.49, made with Boar's Head, 3.99

Blue Bell Ice Cream, half gallon carton, 2/$9
Freschetta Pizza or Red Baron Pan Pizza or Pasta, 12.6 to 30 oz box, 2/$10
Marie Callender's Dinners or Pot Pie, 8.5 to 21 oz box, 4/$10
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Entrees, 4.9 to 12 oz box, 5/$10
Amy's Organic Burrito, 5.5 or 6 oz pkg, 2/$4
Gorton's Fish, 6.3 to 11.4 oz pkg, 2/$6

Pillsbury Frosting, 15 to 16 oz tub, 2/$3
Publix Granola Bars, 4.86 to 10.4 oz box, 2.19
Chock full o'Nuts Coffee Original, Original Decaffeinated, 100% Arabica New York Roast, or 1/2 Caffeine, 24 to 33 oz can, 6.99
Chock full o'Nuts Coffee 100% Colombian Coffee, 27.8 oz can, 8.99
CapriSun Juice Drink Blend or Lemonade or Roarin' Waters, 10 pk, 6 oz pkg, (excluing 100% Juice, 10 pk), 3/$6
Pepsi Products, 12 pk, 12 oz can, 3/$11
Pepsi Products, 8 pk, 12 oz bottles, 3/$10
Glaceau Vitaminwater or Smartwater or Vitaminwater Zero, 20 oz, or 1 L bottle, 10/$10
Arizona Tea, 1 gallon bottle, 2/$5
Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks or True Delights Multigrain Fiber Crisps, 3 ro 3.52 oz bag, 10/$10
Frito-Lay Snacks, 3.25 to 5.5 oz canister, 10/$10
Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinner or Rotini & Cheese or Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese, 9.4 to 14 oz box, 3/$5
Arnold Dutch Country Bread, Premium Potato, Premium White, 100% Whole Wheat or Double Fiber 100% Whole Wheat or Classic Italian, 20 to 24 oz loaf, 2/$3
Frito-Lay Snacks, 20 to 24 count, 18 to 22 oz bag, 5.99

Health and Beauty:
Cresh Toothpaste, 5.8, 6 or 8 oz tube (Pro-Health is pictured) or Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush, 1 ct pkg 2/$6
Pantene Pro-V Hair Products, 1.7 to 13.5 oz pkg, 2/$7
Slim-Fast! 3-2-1 Plan Shakes, 6 pk, 11 oz carton, 4.79
Olay Body Wash, 8.4 18 or 23.6 oz bottle or Lotion, 8.4 or 11.8 oz bottle or 6 ct bar, 4.79
Olay Cleansers or Olay Age Defying or Active or Complete Lotions or Creams, 0.5 to 7.2 oz, or 30 ct pkg, 1.50 OFF
Pantene Pro-V Hair Products, 26.4 oz bottle, 5.99
Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 1L bottle, or Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush, 2 ct, 3.99
Nicorette Gum 100 or 110 ct pkg, or Nicorette Mini Lozenges, 81 ct pkg, NicoDerm Patch, 14 ct kg, or Nicorette Lozenges, 72 ct pkg, 10.00 OFF
One A Day Supplements, 50 to 200 ct box, 25% OFF
Tampax Tampons, 40 ct box, or Always Pads, 20 to 44 ct pkg, or Always Liners, 80 ct box, 5.39
Secret Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, 2.6 or 2.7 oz pkg (excluding Secret Clinical), 3.49
Theraflu Medicine, 6 ct box, or Caplets, 24 ct box, or Warming Relief Liquid, 8.4 oz bottle or Triaminic Medicine, 14 or 18 ct box, or 0.5 or 4 oz box, 2/$8
Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20 mg, 42 ct box, 24.99
Gerber 2nd Foods, 2 pk, 3.5 oz container (excluding organic and DHA Varieties), 10/$9
Pampers Cruisers Diapers or Baby Dry or Swaddlers, 48 to 96 ct box, 19.99

Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft Mega Rolls, 6 roll pkg, or Double Roll, 12 roll pkg, or Sensitive Big Rolls, 12 roll pkg, 6.49
Sparkle Paper Towels, 2 roll pkg, 2.29
Publix Tall Kitchen Bags, with Drawstring closure, 13 gal, 22 ct pkg, or Publx Trash Bags, 30 gal, 15 ct pkg, 2.79
Publix Decorated Paper Plates, 7, 8 1/2 or 10 1/4 inch, 24 to 55 ct pkg or Decorated Paper Bowls, 20 oz, 25 ct pkg, 2.19
Bounty Quilted Napkins, 160 ct, 2/$5
Puff's White Facial Tissues, Unscented Plus Lotion with Aloe or Ultra Soft & Strong, 56 ct box, or Plus Lotion with the Scent of Vicks, 48 ct box, 10/$10
Sterilite Food Storage Containers, 25% off
Pledge Grab-It Dry Disposable Cloths, Unscented, Dust & Allergen or Orange Citrus Scented, 16 ct pkg, 2/$5
Tide Detergent, 100 oz bottle, 10.99
Bounty Paper Towels, 6 roll pkg, 6.49
Ultra Downy Fabric Softener, 62 to 77 oz bottle, 6.99
Cascade Dishwasher Detergent, Gel or Powder, 75 oz pkg, or ActionPacs, 16 or 20 ct (excluding Cascade Complete), 3.99
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, 22 oz can, 2/$4
Tide Laundry Detergent Powder, 70 or 71 oz box, 7.99
Frebreze Air Effects Air Refresher, 9.7 oz can or Set & Refresh, 5.5 ml pkg or 2-in-1 Noticeables, Scented Oil Warmer, 1 ct pkg, 2/$5
Pine-Sol All-Purpose Cleaner, 48 oz bottle, 2.49

Sirloin Tip Roast, 2.99/lb
Sirloin Tip Steaks, 3.29/lb
Lean Ground Beef, 3.99/lb
Lean Ground Beef Patties, 4.29/lb
Center-Cut Boneless Pork Loin Roast, 2.99/lb
Boneless Pork Chops, 3.29/lb
7-Bone Chuck Roast, 2.99/lb
Beef for Stew, 3.69/lb
Boneless Pork Loin Country Ribs or Pork Sirloin Cutlets, 3.19/lb
Tyson Chicken Breast Roasted Diced, Grilled or Fajita Strips, or Seasoned Steak Strips, 10 oz pkg, 2/$6
Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks, 6.99/lb
Publix GreenWise Market Top Sirloin Steaks, Boneless, 5.99/lb
Publix GreenWise Market Top Sirloin Steaks Fillets, 6.99/lb
Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunch Meats, 8 or 9 oz tub, 3/$10
Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, Regular or Thick-Sliced, 16 oz pkg, 2/$6

Purina Beneful Dog Food 100% Complete Nutrition: Healthy Weight or Original or Healthy Radiance with Moist Chewy Chunks, 31/1 lb bag, 23.99
Fancy Feast Grourmet Cat Food, 3 oz can, 10/$5
Pedigree Complete Nutrition Dog Foog, 22 oz can, 5/$5
Fresh Step Premium Cat Litter or Fresh Expressions or Natural, 18.9 to 20 lb box, 6.99
Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks, Lean Beef or Original Bacon or Beef, 24 oz pkg, 8.99

Florida Strawberries, 16 oz pkg, 2.99, 32 oz pkg, 5.98
Spanish Clementines, 5 lb box, 5.99
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice or Ruby Red Grapefruit, 59 oz carton, 2/$6
Cantaloupes, 2/$5
Royal Gala or Braeburn Apples, 1.29/lb
Tasteful Selections Potatoes, Purple Passion, Honey Gold, Sunrise Medley, or Ruby Sensation, 24 or 28 oz bag, 2.79
Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Whole or Sliced, 8 oz pkg, 1.69
Publix Baby Cut and Peeled Carrots, 16 oz bag, 1.29
Sweet Cherries, 2.89/lb
Publix Salad, Spring Mix, Hearts or Romaine, or Caesar Salad Kit or Blend: American, European or Italian, 5 to 12 oz bag, 2/$4
Celery, 1.29
Sweet Onions, 3 lb bag, 1.99

Fresh Tilapia Fillets, 6.39/lb
Redbone Alley Seafood Aioli, 10 oz bottle, 2.99
Medium Lobster Tails, 5 oz minimum, 6.99
Rainbow Trout Fillets, 8.99/lb
Extra Large Cooked Shrimp, 26 to 30 per pound, 8.99/lb

In Ad Qs:
7.00 off the purchase of two enfamil infant powder formula, 22.2 to 24 oz can.

New Essentials (Love to Shop Here. Love to Save Here promotion):
Mott's 100% Apple Juice or 100% Juice Medleys, Mott's for Tots or Mott's Plus, 46 or 64 oz bottle, 1.69
Wisk 2X Laundry Detergent, High Efficiency or Stain Spectrum Technology: Deep Clean, With Color Safe Bleach or Fresh Boost, 50 oz bottle, 4.49
Dove Beauty Bar Soap or Dove Men +Care, 2 pk, 4.2 or 4.25 oz box, 1.99
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, 7 to 10 oz pkg, (excluding Asparagus Cuts), 10/$10
Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup or Tomato Soup, 4 pk, 10.75 oz can, 1.99
Publix Deli Pre-Sliced Sweet Ham, 12 oz pkg, BOGO, save up to 5.99
Lean Cuisine Entrees, 5 to 12.5 oz box, 5/$10
Chef Boyardee Pasta, 14.5 to 15 oz can, 0.89
Two Dozen Cookies, Choice of Chocolate Chip, Sugar, or Oatmeal Raisin, 16 oz pkg, 2/$4.50

Ad compliments of the Meridianville, AL Publix store. The store that always puts their ads out early.

Thanks to tn_native and Publix Thread

Free New Years Eve Concert at Busch Gardens

Those of you in Tampa still deciding what to do on New Years Eve may want to consider going to The Guess Who concert at Busch Gardens. It should be a nice warm evening and the FREE (with park admission) concert starts at 10:30 pm in Gwazi Park and ends with fireworks at midnight. Gwazi Park gates open at 9:30pm Friday.
The Guess Who is a great oldies band and is sure to be an evening of hits. We're thinking of taking a cab, or riding our motorcycle to avoid the traffic and closed parking lots, so if you plan to go it better not be at the last minute. Based on past years holiday concerts, the parking lot will probably close about 7 or so.  

35,000 Miles

I was just reading my RSS feeds and this blog Bits of Wisdom shared some trivia that the average person walks 35,000 miles in a lifetime. So of course this got me wondering if I'm average. I walk for exercise, along with biking - as they are both low impact activities good for old people like me and dear. The 37F air this morning made me feel old because it appears that this will be a no ride month for the bicycle. I have not had it past the driveway due to the cold weather. Quite depressing. Also our walking  has been curtailed due to the "boot" that dear is still wearing 13 weeks after his motorcycle collision.
So, normally in the good old days we used to walk 10,000 steps a day which is about 5 miles. We did this an average of 5 days of week, so 20 days a month at 5 miles is about 100 miles a month. However, it has decreased to about 40 miles a month the last 3 months, so this year the total will be close to 1000 miles walked for me. That means it would take 35 years for me to walk 35,000 miles. I figure I probably have been active since I was a teenager so I probably already have my 35,000 miles under my belt and am on my way to walking more than the average person. This does not surprise me, as I live a healthy active life. In addition to my walking 1000 miles this year, I have also ridden my bike 1500 miles to work this year. Its not quite as much as I would have liked to, but acceptable and an improvement over last year.
So, 1000 miles walking and 1500 miles biking is a lot of self propelled mileage. But where the heck did that get me? You would think I would be skinny by now with all that exercise. But one thing I've learned for sure, is that I get hungry when I exercise. I consume a lot more food and enjoy it. However, due to the decline in exercise the last quarter of the year, I have gained some weight and this is not good. The evil scale will make a reappearance next year I'm sure as I chronicle my efforts to once again get back into those petite jeans.
Anyway, it would be interesting for you to figure out how much you walk and if you're above average, or if you need to start hoofing it.

Publix Sneak Peek BOGO's 12/26-12/31

Nabisco Toasted Chips, Assorted Varieties, 8.1 oz bag, BOGO $3.39
-$1/1 Nabisco Crackers 11/14/2010 SS
-$2/3 Nabisco Ritz (12.2-16 oz), Wheat thins (7.5-10 oz),Triscuit (8-9.5 oz) Toasted Chips (8.1 oz) Tearpad

Oscar Mayer Beef Franks, Regular, Light, Bun Length, XXL, Deli Style or Premium, 16 oz pkg (excluding Angus) BOGO $4.39
Shelled Blackeye Peas, 12 oz pkg, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Alouette Creme de Brie Cheese, 5 oz cont, BOGO $5.99
-$1/1 Alouette Brie Cheese 11/7/2010 SS

Fresh Express Salad Blend or Greens, Assorted Varieties, 4.5 to 12 oz bag, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Glory Greens, Collards, Turnip, Mustard, or Kale Greens, 16 oz bag, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Pace Chunky Salsa or Picante Sauce, Salsa or Pico De Gallo, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz jar (Excluding Pace 4 Cheese Queso, 16 oz) BOGO $2.79
-$0.40/2 or .50/2 Pace Salsa or Queso 12/5/2010 SS

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing or Farmhouse Originals, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz bot, BOGO $3.45
-$1/2 Hidden Valley or Farmhouse Dressings Publix Booklet - Share Something Delicious

A.1. Steak Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 10 oz bot, BOGO $4.24
-$1.00 on Meat WYB A.1. and Kraft Barbecue Sauce Tearpad

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16.25 or 18 oz bot, BOGO $1.33
-$0.55/1 KRAFT Barbeque sauce Tearpad-$1.00 on Meat WYB A.1. and Kraft Barbecue Sauce Tearpad

Northland 100% Juice Blend or 100% Juice Superfruit, Assorted Varieties, 64 oz bot, BOGO $3.95
-$1/2 Northland Dark Fruit Juices 9/26/2010 SS

Progresso Soup, Assorted Varieties, 18 to 19 oz can, BOGO $2.29
-$1/4 Progresso Soup 11/14 or 12/5/2010 GM
-$1/4 Progresso Soup 11/21/2010 SS

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, Cut Green Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, Sweet Peas, or Niblets Corn, 4 k, 11 to 15.25 oz can, BOGO $4.99

Post Cereal, Assorted Varieties, Pebbles, 10.75 or 11 oz box, Alpha Bits, Honey-Comb, or Golden Crisp, 11.5 to 14.75 oz box, BOGO $3.89
-$0.75/1 Pebbles Cereal 12/5/2010 SS

Musselman's Apple Sauce, Home Style: Natural Unsweetened or Chunky; or Original or Cinnamon Apple, 6 pk, 4 oz cup, BOGO $2.33

Ragu Pasta Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16 to 26.3 oz jar (Excluding Organic) BOGO $2.19

Selected Canada Dry, 7-UP or A&W or Diet Rite, 2 L bot, BOGO $1.79
-$2 off Emerald Roasted Nuts, 16 oz and 7UP 2-Liter, Publix Booklet - All the Trimmings

Wise Cheez Doodles or Premium Popcorn, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $2.99

Lay's Potato Chips, Assorted Varieties, 10.5 or 11 oz bag (Excluding Kettle Cooked, Baked! Light and Natural) BOGO $3.99

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers or Party Mix or Snack Mix, Assorted Varieties, 9.75 to 14 oz box, BOGO $3.29
--$1/2 Cheese-It, Publix Booklet - Your Ultimate Holiday Guide-$2 off 2 liters of soda wyb 2 Cheez-It, Publix Booklet - Your Ultimate Holiday Guide
-$1/2 Keebler Cookies, Cracker, or Rice Krispy Treats Walgreens IVC (exp 1/1/2011)

Arnold Select Italian Rolls or Premium Italian Kaiser, Specialty Crustini or WholeGrains, or Specialty Steak Rolls, 4 – 8 ct, BOGO $3.19

Pepperidge Farm Bagels, Assorted Varieties, 17 or 21 oz bag, BOGO $3.79
-$1/1 Pepperidge Farm Bakery Product in the Fresh Bread Aisle, Any – 11/7/2010 SS

Wrigley's Eclipse Gum or Orbit or Doublemint, Assorted Varieties, Sugarfeww, 60 ct bot, BOGO $3.29

Emerald Mixed Nuts or Almonds or Cashews, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 11 oz cnstr, BOGO $5.79
-$1/1 or $1.50/2 Emerald Nuts 11/14/2010 RP
-$2 off Emerald Roasted Nuts, 16 oz and 7UP 2-Liter, Publix Booklet - All the Trimmings

General Mills Chex Mix, Assorted Varieties, 8.75 oz bag or Gardetto's or Bugles, 6 to 8.6 oz bag, BOGO $2.50
-$0.50/2 Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack 12/5/2010 GM
-$0.50/1 or .50/2 Chex Mix Chocolate 11/14/2010 GM

Totino's Pizza Rolls, 40 ct, 19.8 oz bag or Pillsbury Savorings, 6 to 8.5 ct box, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $3.83
-$0.40/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks 8/8/2010 GM
-$1/1 Pillsbury Savorings Product 10/3/2010 GM
-$1/2 Pillsbury Savorings Product 11/14 or 12/5/2010 GM

Pepperidge Farm 3-layer Cake, Assorted Varieties, 19 or 19.6 oz box, BOGO $3.99

Pepperidge Farm Garlic Texas Toast or Cheese Toast, Assorted Varieties, 9.5 to 12.7 oz box, BOGO $2.69
-$0.55/1 Pepperidge Farm Toast or Frozen Loaf Bread 10/17/2010 SS

T.G.I.Friday's Frozen Snacks, Assorted Varieties, 7.6 to 11 oz box (Excluding Poppers and Loaded Varieties) BOGO $3.15
-$2/2 T. G. I. Friday's frozen snacks or Nancy's Frozen Appetizers Blinkie

Publix ClearLax, 8.3 oz bot, BOGO $7.99

Earth's Best Organic Baby Food, Assorted Varieties, 6 months+, 4 oz jar, BOGO 87¢

Dial Bath Soap or Coast, Assorted Varieties, 3 ct, 4 oz pkg, BOGO $1.87

Sterilite Clearview Latch Box, 66 qt BOGO $9.99
Thanks to Slickdeals publix thread, check HERE for matchups

2011 Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule

Here's next years 2011 Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule for Smartsource (SS), Redplum (RP), Proctor & Gamble (PG) and General Mills (GM). This listing will also be posted on the sidebar as a link if you need to refer to it throughout the year.
2— (2) Smart Source (2) Red Plum and General Mill
9— Smart Source and Red Plum
16 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Proctor & Gamble
23 — Smart Source and Red Plum
30 — Smart Source and Red Plum

6 — Smart Source
13 — No Inserts scheduled (Valentine's Day)
20 — Smart Source, General Mills and Procter & Gamble
27 — Smart Source and Red Plum

6— Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble
13 — Smart Source and Red Plum
20 — Smart Source and Red Plum
27 — (2) Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble

3— No Inserts scheduled (Easter)
10 — Smart Source and Red Plum
17 — Smart Source and Red Plum
24 — Smart Source and Red Plum

1 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble
8— Smart Source and Red Plum
15 — (2) Smart Source and Red Plum
22 — Smart Source and Red Plum
29 — No Inserts scheduled (Memorial Day)

5 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble
12 — Smart Source
19 — Smart Source and Red Plum
26 — Smart Source and Red Plum
3 — No Inserts scheduled (Independence Day)
10 — Smart Source and Red Plum
17 — Smart Source
24 — Smart Source and Red Plum
31 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble

7 — Smart Source and Red Plum
14 — Smart Source and Red Plum
21 — Smart Source and Red Plum
28 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble

4 — No Inserts scheduled (Labor Day)
11 — Smart Source and (2) Red Plum
18 — Smart Source and Red Plum
25 — Smart Source and Red Plum

2 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble
9 — Smart Source and Red Plum
16 — Smart Source and Red Plum
23 — Smart Source and Red Plum
30 — Smart Source and Red Plum

6 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble
13 — Smart Source and Red Plum
20 — Smart Source and Red Plum
27 — No Inserts scheduled (Thanksgiving)

4 — Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble
11 — Smart Source and Red Plum
18 — No Inserts scheduled (Christmas)
25 — Procter & Gamble

Free Shipping Day Friday Dec 17

Well, you procrastinators now have a reason to put off getting that last minute gift, and its called Free Shipping Day! Yes, this Friday December 17th there are over 1400 online merchants that will offer free shipping (over 60% have no minimum limit on order to qualify) and guarantee arrival by Christmas Eve Dec 24th.
So If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping, this Friday is a great day to cross everyone else off your list. The online event is organized by, a site devoted to free shipping coupon codes. So far 1,408 retailers are on board.

Some sites may allow you to combine the free shipping offer with other coupon codes, while others have some restrictions. Some of the participating merchants are Macy's, Sears, LL Bean, Lands End, Kmart, Sierra Trading Company, Cabelas, Ralph Lauren, Office Max, Sephora, Victoria's Secret, JCPenney, Bath & Body Works, Harry & David, Melissa & Doug, Nike, Levi's, UGG, and the Apple Store.

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