Oops! I Just Spent My Grocery Money

So, I'm all caught up at work, perusing one of my favorite sites www.slickdeals.net and happened upon a deal today at www.Cowboom.com. It was kind of impulsive, but my sister and I have been "skyping" and she questioned why don't I have a built in web cam and microphone? Well, I got my web cam and headphones a long time ago, before the handy dandy built in ones. Besides it was free for doing an online focus group.
Anyway, As I'm F5'ing my way through the available laptops, a really cute Dell mini 10" laptop came up for $129. So, after about 2 seconds I put it in my cart. Then I thought about how long it would take me to get a return on my investment. You see, with a new laptop I can print a whole slew of coupons that I've already done on my other four computers. I figure I can print $129 worth of coupons and redeem them in just a few shops.
Actually, I figure I already paid for it with my grocery money - from last year. Over the last year, we made money on our grocery shopping, even though we brought home over fourteen thousand dollars worth of products - they didn't cost us anything. We spent about $1400 at stores to gather all this food and product, but it also included $1760 worth of store and gasoline gift cards, so we actually made a few hundred dollars. You may wonder how this can possibly be true, but I assure you it is - with using coupons. Lots of coupons. Lots of deal hunting online. Lots of trips to the store (253 to be exact). Lots of stuff to stockpile. And unfortunately, it was a very sad day in our house on Dec 31 when thousands of unused coupons expired. We had a funeral for all the booklets, inserts, peelies, blinkies and coupons.
Granted we wouldn't have purchased as much product (we give a lot of it away) if we paid cash for it, but we used to spend over $100 a week on groceries. The five thousand dollars we didn't spend on groceries last year paid for my new laptop I just bought, our cruises in Feb and Apr, and our new appliances. It's not rocket science, anyone can be a couponer - it takes less time than I bet you spend watching TV each week.
So, the new year has already started and the new coupons are rolling in. I went "recycling" last night for the first time in many months because last weekends paper had 5 great inserts. There are a lot of new deals to be had. Don't let them go by this year.

Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad 1/6-1/12/11

Flatout Fold-It Artisian Flatbread, 5 Grain or Rosemary & Olive Oil, Located in the Deli, 8.5 or 9 oz bag, BOGO $2.89

Birds Eye Voila! Meal, Assorted Varieties, 21-23 oz bag, BOGO $3.91

Back to Nature Granola, Assorted Varieties, 7.5 to 13.5 oz bag, BOGO $3.59

Tiger Thai Seafood Appetizers, Assorted Varieties, 8-16 oz package, BOGO $7.99

Curly's Chicken, or Beef or Pork, Assorted Varieties, Pulled, With BBQ Sauce, 18 oz Tub, BOGO $5.69

Jennie-O Turkey Burgers, 48 oz package, BOGO $7.99

Banquet Breaded Chicken Patties, or Nuggets or Chicken Breast Tenders, or Strips, or Popcorn, 24 oz package, BOGO $5.49

Hebrew National Kosher All Beef Franks, Original, reduced Fat, 97% Fat-Free, Jumbo or Knockwurst, 11 or 12 oz pkg, BOGO $4.99

Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps, Multigrain or Four Cheese, In the Deli, 6 oz bag, BOGO $2.89

Del Monte Tomatoes, Assorted Varieties, 14.5 oz can, BOGO $1.49

Planters Trail Mix, Assorted Varieties, 6 oz bag, BOGO $1.99

Crystal Light Drink Mix, or Tea Mix, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 12 qt cannister, BOGO $3.99

Nissin Chow Mein Noodles or Chow or Bowl Noodles, 3.27 to 4 oz bowl, BOGO .75

Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Gourmet Tuna, Solid White Albacore, In Water, 4-pack, 5 oz can, BOGO $7.49

Valley Fresh White Chicken, In Water, 97% Fat Free, 12.5 oz can, BOGO $3.09

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Assorted Varieties, 13 or 16.3 oz jar, BOGO $2.49

Ken's Steak House Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz bottle, BOGO $3.29

Kellogg's Special K Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 11.4-14 oz box, or Low Fat Granola, 19.5 oz box, BOGO $3.89

Quaker Cereal, Assorted Varieties, Cap'n Crunch 16.8 to 22 oz box, Life 21 oz box, or Oatmeal Squares 16 oz box, BOGO $4.49

Bertolli Pasta Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 15 or 24 oz jar (Excludes Organic) BOGO $2.79

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, or Garden Delight, or Roasted Garlic Fettuccine, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 13.25 oz package, BOGO $1.79

Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bite Snacks or Cheez-It, Assorted Varieties, 4.24 - 4.65 oz box, BOGO $3.19

Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread or Raisin Cinnamon, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, 100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon With Raisins, or Cranberry, 16 oz loaf, BOGO $3.79

Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats, Assorted Varieties, 12 oz bag, BOGO $2.99

Entenmann's Little Bites, Assorted Varieties, 6.6 to 8.8 oz box, BOGO $4.29

Nestle Fun Size Bars or Miniatures, Assorted Varieties, 9.2 to 12.5 oz bag, BOGO $3.59

Keebler Club Crackers, Assorted Varieteies, 11-16 oz box, BOGO $3.79

Organic Batter Blaster, Original Pancake and Waffle Batter, 18 oz can, BOGO $3.99

Egg Beaters, Original, Egg Whites, Garden Vegetable, Southwestern, or Cheese & Chives, 15 or 16 oz carton, BOGO $2.79

Edwards Single Slice or Single Serve Pies, Assorted Varieties, 2 ct, 5.2 to 9.17 oz box, BOGO $2.75

Yoplait Smoothie Mix, Assorted Varieties, Makes 2 Smoothies, 7.6 oz bag, BOGO $3.19

Jala Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Bars, or Fudge ice Cream Bars, Assorted Varieties, Low Fat, 16 oz box, BOGO $3.99

Boca Entrees, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 12 oz package, BOGO $3.79

Vitalicious VitaMuffin VitaTops, Assoretd Varieties, 4 count, 8 oz box or VitaSandwich, 2 count, 9.1 oz box, BOGO $4.49

Starkist SeaSations Fish Fillets, Assorted Varieties, Atlantic Whole White, Savory Lemon & herb, Thai with Basil, Mediterranean Tomato & Basil or Teriyaki Orange & Ginger,9.2 or 11.4 oz box, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Tostitos Tortilla Chips, Assorted Varietiesa, 14.5 - 18 oz bag, BOGO $4.99


Publix Bakery Baguettes, 8 oz loaf, $1.49
French Hamburger Buns, 8 count, $2.99
Tuscan Roasted Garlic Loaf, 16 oz loaf, $3.99
Banana Whole Grain Muffins, 4 Count, 11 oz pkg, $2.79
Angel Food Cake, 15 oz size, $3.49
Cinnamon Buns, 6 Count, 12 or 14 oz pkg, $4.29
Puff Pastry Bites, 15 Count, 10 oz pkg, $4.49
Granola Bark, $5.99 lb

Publix Deli Imported Brie Wedge Cheese, $9.99 lb.
Publix Deli Turkey Half Sub Combo, Turkey breast, Medium Fountain Drink and Chips, $4.99, Boar’s Head, each, $5.49
Boar’s Head Black Forest Ham, $7.99 lb
Boar’s Head Lacey Swiss Cheese, $9.09 lb
Publix Deli Fresh Chilled BBQ Rotisserie Chicken, $4.99, Hot, $5.99
Publix Deli Domestic Hoop Cheddar Cheese, $6.99 lb.
Publix Deli Kid’s Meal, $3.49

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, USDA Grade A, $1.99 lb
Publix GreenWise Market New York Strip Steaks, $8.99 lb.
Publix Greenwise Market Ground Chuck, $3.79 lb.
Top Round London Broil, $3.99 lb
Ground Round, $3.69 lb.
Chuck Short Ribs, $4.99 lb
Eye Round Roast, $3.99 lb
Eye Round Steaks, $4.29 lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast, $3.69 lb.
Center Cut Pork Rib Chops, $3.49 lb.
Thin Sliced Pork Loin Chops, $3.79 lb.
Top Sirloin Filets, $5.99 lb
Boston Butt Roast, $1.99 lb, Boneless, $2.29 lb
Publix Regular Sliced Lunch Meats, Ham, Cooked or Honey, or Turkey Breast, Smoked or Roasted, 10 oz pkg, 2/$5
Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, $2.49 lb.

Kraft American Cheese Singles, Yellow or White, 16 oz pkg, 2/$6
Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables, Assorted Varieties, 3.3 to 4.5 oz pkg, 10/$10
Publix Crumbled Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese, Original or Reduced Fat, 4 oz pkg, $1.99
Dannon Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 6 oz cup, 20/$10
Pillsbury Ready To Bake! Cookies, Assorted Varieties, 16 or 16.5 oz pkg, 2/$5
International Delight Coffee Creamer, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz bottle, 2/$3
Smart Balance Milk, Assorted Varieties, Half gallon carton, 2/$5
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Assorted Varieties, 16.3 or 17.3 oz can,10/$10
Kraft Shredded Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 14 or 16 oz pkg, $3.99
Publix Chunk Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz pkg, 2/$7
Fresh Catfish Fillets, Farm Raised, Never Frozen, $5.39 lb
Medium Cooked Shrimp, Previously Frozen, 41 to 50 per pound, $6.99 lb.
Publix Mahi Fillets, Frozen, Vacuum Packages, 12 oz pkg, $6.99
Fresh Dover Sole Fillets, Never Frozen, $8.99 lb.
Large White Shrimp, Previously Frozen, 26 to 30 per pound, $8.99 lb

Eat Smart Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 12 oz package 3/$5
Idaho Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.69
Veggie Slices, Greenwise, 7.3 oz pkg, $2.69
Florida Juice Oranges, 4 lb bag, 2/$4
Florida Red Grapefruit, Each, 10/$5
Cherries, $2.89 lb
Peaches, Nectarines or Apricots, $2.99 lb
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, Original 100% Pure, Not from Concentrate, 59 oz carton, 2/$6
Blueberries, $2.99
Cantaloupes, each, 2/$5
Buddy Fruits, Cinnamon, Banana, Multifruit or Strawberry, 100% Pure Blended, 3.2 oz pouch, .69
Florida Strawberries, 16 oz pkg, $2.99
Fuji or Braeburn Apples, $1.29 lb
Bosc Pears, .99 lb
Florida Tangerines, Extra sweet and easy to peel, each 10/$1
Broccoli or Cauliflower, each bunch, 2/$4
Dessert Shells, 6 ct pkg .99
Marzetti’s Blueberry or Strawberry Glaze, Regular or Sugar Free, 12.75 to 14 oz cont, .99
UglyRipe Tomato, $1.99 lb
Organic Carrots, each bag, .99
Apple & Eve Organics 100% Apple Juice, 48 oz bottle, 2/$5
Traditionals Medicinals Herbal Tea, Assorted Varieties, 16 or 18 count box, $3.29
Gatorade Thirst Quencher or G2, Assorted Varieties, 64 oz bottle, 3/$5
Del Monte Fruit or fruit gel 4 pack, 3.75 to 4.5 oz cup or Fruit Chillers 8 ct, 2 oz tube, Assorted Varieties, 2/$4
Folgers or Dunkin Donuts Coffee, Assorted Varieties, 27.8 to 33.9 oz can or 11 or 12 oz bag $6.99
Folgers 100% Columbian or Classic Decaf Coffee, 27.8 or 33.9 oz can, $7.99
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Pockets or Granular, 200 ct box or 9.7 oz pouch, $4.99
12 Pack Selected Pepsi Products, 12 oz can 3/$11
Selected Pepsi Products, 2-L Bottles, 2/$3
Publix Spring Water or Purified Water, 24 pk, 16.9 oz bottles, $3.99
12 Pack Assorted Publix Soft Drinks, 12 oz can, 2/$5
LaCroix Natural Spring Water, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz can, 3/$10
Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks, Assorted Varieties, 8.75 to 11.5 oz bag. 2/$6
Nabisco Oreo or Chips Ahoy! Cookies, Assorted Varieties, 9.5 to 16.6 oz pkg, 2/$5
Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Variety Pack, 12 pack, 20 oz bottles, $7.49 (These have $1.00 off peelies on them!!)
12 Pack Lipton Tea, 16.9 oz bottles, Starbucks Coffee 4 pk, or RockStar or Mountain Dew AMP Energy Drink, 4 pk, 16 oz can, Assorted Varieties, B2G1FREE
Rold Gold Pretzels, Assorted Varieties, 7-16 oz bag, 2/$4
8 Pack Selected Pepsi Products, 12 oz bottles, 3/$10

Health & Beauty
Herbal Essences Hair Care Products, Assorted Varieties, 6.24 to 12 oz pkg $2.29
Aussie Hair Care Products, 6 to 14 oz pkg, $2.29
Olay Regenerist Facial Products or Total Effects, Assorted Varieties, .02 to 6.5 oz pkg or 24 or 30 ct pkg or kits, each $2.50
CoverGirl Mascara, or Lip or Nail Products, Assorted Varieties, each, $2.00 Off
Tampax Pearl Tampons, 36 to 54 count box or Always Infinity Pads 28-36 ct pkg, Assorted Varieties, $6.99
Old Spice Red Zone Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant 2.6 to 3.25 oz pkg or Body Spay 4 oz can or Old Spice Body Wash, 12 oz bottle, 2/$6
Crest Toothpaste, Assorted Varieties 6.4 oz tube, 2/$3
Oral B Indicator Toothbrush, 1 ct pkg, 2/$3
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razors or Venus Embrace, Assorted Varieties, 1 ct pkg, $9.49
Gillette Fusion Shave Gel, Assorted Varieties, 7 oz can, 2/$5
Aleve Pain Reliever, Assorted Varieties, 100 ct box or Bayer Aspirin, 200 ct box ($2.00 Instant Redeemable Coupon on Select Packages, While Quantities Available) $7.99
Citracal Calcium Citrate, Assorted Varieties, 60 to 200 ct pkg, 25% off
Pepto Bismol, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 40 ct pkg, or 8 or 12 oz bottle or Metamucil, 30 to 160 ct pkg or 10.2 to 48.2 oz pkg, 20% off
Atkins Endulge Bars, Assorted Varieties, 2/$9
Gerber Graduates, or Healthy Meals, Assorted Varieties, 3/$5
Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts, or Blends or Bars, Snacks or Juice Treats, Assorted Varieties, 1 to 6 oz pkg, pr 4 ct pkg, 2/$4

Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 7.5 to 22 oz pkg or Corn on the Cob, 4 or 12 ct pkg (Including All Varieties and Sizes) 50% Off
Kashi All Natural Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 11.9 to 12.7 oz box 2/$10
DiGiorno Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 12.6 to 36.8 oz box, 2/$10
Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 9.8 to 10.9 oz box, 4/$5

Publix GreenWise Market Cat Litter, Pine, 7-lb bag, $2.99
Purina ONE Dog Food, Adult, Total Nutrition Formula, Lamb & Rice, 18 lb bag, $16.99
Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food, Seafood Sensations, 3.15 lb bag, $2.99
Publix Dog Treats, Medium Size, 26 oz pkg, $2.19
Pedigree Dog Food, 4.4 lb bag, $3.99
9Lives Cat Food, For Adult Cats & Kittens, Chicken Dinner, 4 pk, 5.5 oz can 3/$4

GE Energy Smart Compact Fluorescent Light, 10, 13, 20 or 26 watt, 2 ct pkg, $4.99 Limit three.
Swiffer Disposable Dusters, 3 or 5 ct box or Swiffer Wet Jet Cleaners, 42.2 oz bottle, or Swiffer Cloth refills, 12 or 16 ct box, Assorted Varieties, 2/$8
Brita Pitcher Replacement Filters, 3 count box, $13.99
Ziploc Bags, Selected Varieties, 8 to 25 count pkg, 2/$4
Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, Unscented, Double Rolls, 4 roll pkg, $2/5
Bounty Quilted Napkins, Signature Series, 160 ct Pkg, 2/$5
Bounty Paper Towels, 6 roll pkg, $6.49
Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Assorted Varieties, Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft mega Rolls, 6 roll pkg or Double Rolls 12 roll pkg or Sensitive Big Rolls, 12 roll pkg, $6.49
Puffs White Facial Tissues, Unscented Plus Lotion with Aloe or Ultra Soft & Strong 56 ct box or Plus Lotion with the Scent of Vicks, 2 ply, 48 ct box, 10/$10
Gain Laundry Detergent or Cheer, Assorted Varieties, 100 oz bottle, $9.99
Resolve Spray ‘n Wash Laundry Stain Remover, Original, Max or in-wash stain remover, 12-40 oz bottle or Stain Stick, 3 oz stick, 50% Off
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Assorted Varieties, 19 or 24 oz bottle or Dawn Direct Foam, 10.1 oz bottle, 2/$5
Bounce Dryer Sheets, Assorted varieties 105 or 120 ct box $4.99
Downy Fabric Softener Sheets, 105 ct box, $4.99
Windex Glass Cleaner, 26 oz bottle, 2/$5
Lysol Disinfectant Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Regular with Bleach or With Lime & Rust Remover or Country Scent Lysol Cling, 24 oz bottle or Bathroom Cleaner 4 in 1, 24 oz can, 2/$4

In Ad Coupons
Buy $10.00 Worth of Pepsi Co Products Get One Publix Reuseable Bag Free - Limit One Deal per customer per coupon. Coupon effective through February 2, 2011.

$5.00 Off The Purchase of Two Gerber Good Start Infant Formula Powder, with Iron, Gentle Plus, Soy Plus or Protect Plus or Good Start 2, Gentle Plus, 24 or 25.7 oz cannister. Limit one deal per coupon per customer.

FREE Pampers Wipes Refills Selected Varieties 192 to 231 count package with the purchase of One (1) Pampers Cruisers Diapers, Selected Varieties, 72 to 116 ct box. Limit one deal per coupon per customer.


Yearly Totals 2010

This was my second year of couponing and it is finally coming together. When I first started saving with coupons, I bought lots of the processed foods and then subsequently gained weight. Then I stockpiled too much and stuff would expire before I could use it. Then I would under estimate how much we consume in our regular lifestyle and actually have to pay full price for something, while waiting for it to go on sale again. But in the final analysis, I did awesome and hope to do the same in 2011. My goals are to use rainchecks more to my advantage to even out the pantry stock and pick up more product after its been restocked in the stores.
I'm had a terrible time trying to find those Clorox wipes that were free after coupons because the stores were bare. I also can't seem to find the Centrum vitamins at any stores. Anyway, I've got my rainchecks. So, here's how I did this year. My DH has been an invaluable resource and coupon helper. It really helps to have support in doing this activity - from getting booklets, clipping coupons, counting items in the cart, doing the high math in the store aisle to make sure my overage is accounted for, and encouraging me to get stuff we don't need because it makes us money.
And we did make money on our grocery and household supplies shopping this year, about $263. That's right. We spent $1,496 on products and this included $1,760 in Publix and BP gas cards, and products valued at $14,278. We saved 89% ($12,782) on our products and food. I was kind of shocked to see these totals, but after summarizing our 253 trips to the store to get yearly totals, it was amazing to see. I would encourage everyone to keep a yearly savings log of all your receipts to help you manage your savings.
Prior to couponing, we used to spend $5000 a year on groceries - so that money goes to savings and travel now. I just hope after seeing shows like the Extreme Couponing episode on TLC, that our world of savings isn't revealed too much. I'm noticing more and more couponers and there's only so much product the stores have to sell.

Happy New Year

Welcome 2011.

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 slickdeals.net 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 FreeShipping.org, 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.