Publix Green Adv Flyer 2/19-3/11/11

BIG Savings For The Whole Family!
It looks like they've come up with new wording on the Thermacare so it can't be interpreted to be just one box for the $5/2 coupon, still might be a good deal with a matchup MQ. The usual $3/1 vitamin Q will be a moneymaker on B6 but not Vit D (only 100 ct)stacked with $3/2 MQ. Also looks like Reach floss will be free with the $1/1 MQ.

Publix Qs:

SAVE $5 on ANY TWO (2) MIX OR MATCH: Advil or Advil PM 32 ct. or larger or Children's Advil or any Thermacare 2ct. or 3 ct.
Save $2.00 on any Maybelline New York Cosmetic Product
Save $1.00 on Listerine any 500 ml - 1.5 ltr or Whitening 16 - 32 oz.
Save $2.00 on any Centrum or Caltrate 60 ct. or larger
Save $2.00 on John Frieda Precision Foam Colour
Save $2.00 on John Frieda Full Repair Hair Care
Save $1.00 on any Colgate 360 Toothbrush or Colgate Total Advanced or Total Toothpaste 5.8 - 7.8 oz
Save $3.00 on any Sundown Naturals Vitamins 120 ct. or larger or Osteo Bi-Flex 120 ct.
Save $1.50 on any Burt's Bees Body Lotion 6 oz.
Save $2.00 on Publix Protective Underwear 14 - 20 ct. or Bladder Control Pads 42 - 60 ct.
Save $10.00 on Alli Starter Kit 90 ct. or 120 ct. Refill
Save $3.00 on Zantac 75 mg 60 ct. or Zantac 150 mg 50 ct.
Save $2.00 on Wellgate Wrist, Knee or Ankle Support
Save $2.00 on Advil Cold & Sinus, Allergy or Alabert D 12 Hour 12 - 24 ct.
Save $2.00 on Dimetapp, Robitussin or Advil Congestion Relief
Save $4.00 on Brita Bella, Grand or Riviera Pitcher

Manufacturer Qs:

Save $2.00 on any Bengay Product 2 - 4 oz. or 3 - 5 ct.

Rest of Ad:

Degree or Dove Anti-Perspirant Any 2.6 - 3 oz. 2 for $7.00
L'Oreal Perference or Feria Hair Color 2 for $12.00
Aquafresh White & Shine, Advanced or Extreme Clean Toothpaste 5.6 - 6 oz. 2 for $5.00
Nature Made Vitamins or SoyJoy 6 ct. bars 25% off
Reach Advanced Design toothbrush 1 ct. or Access Flosser Starter Kit $1.99
Reach Floss 55 yd. 99¢Neutrogena/Aveeno Suncare SPF 30 - 70 .47 - 5 oz. $7.99
Neutrogena/Aveeno Suncare SPF 85 - 110 3 - 5 oz. $9.49
Garnier Nutritioniste Skincare Cleansers, Moisturizers & Treatments 20% off
Clean & Clear Products Assorted Varieties 20% off
EPT Early Pregnancy Test 2 or 3 ct. $3.00 off
Earth Therapeutics Bath Accessories 25% off
Right Guard Total Defense 5 2 - 4 oz. or Dry Idea roll-on 3.25 oz. 2 for $5.00
Fructis Anti-dandruff Shampoo 13 oz. $3.99
Conair Brushes $1.00 off
ACE or TruFit Support Wraps/Braces 15% off
Schiff Products: Move Free, Glucosamine, Glucosamine Plus, MegaRed, 3-day Cleanse, Knockout or Fruits & Vegetables 33% off
Revitalens 10 oz., Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 12 oz. or Blink Tears 15 ml. $6.99
O Cedar Pro Mist Kit or Pro Mist Refills 25% off
Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer 28 ct. $18.99
Benefiber Powder 38, 90 or 125 servings or Caplets 114 ct 25% off
Filtrete Water Filtration Products 25% off
Hefty EZ Foil Pans with Lids 2 for $5.00
 
Use Publix Curbside to check prices on items that are listed with just a % off.
 
via Slickdeals Publix Thread

10 Tips to Handle Change

We all have to deal with change whether we like it or not. Yesterday, I posted HERE how I have some impending changes coming up that I'm not excited about. If you need to deal with an unexpected change (job loss, medical illness), or even a conscious decision to change (to lose weight, or quit watching TV) these steps will help you through the process.
 
  1. Be Prepared – If you're losing your job or losing your home, you probably have some idea that change is happening. Use this time to update your resume, or save that extra money, cut down on unnecessary expenses and put off future travel or large purchase plans. People may call you lucky if you are prepared for this change, but really it was your preparedness meeting opportunity. Wouldn't it be great if you got a new job, or sold your home before you lost it? Likewise, if you are making a conscious decision to change by going on a diet or quitting smoking – it helps to be prepared. This could involve rearranging your cupboards and donating all fattening snacks and foods that will sabotage your diet efforts. If you want to quit watching TV, disconnect it and move it out of the room. If you want to quit smoking, get some substitute to satisfy your oral and tactile senses – like gum, a toothpick to chew on, or a fake cigarette to hold..
  2. Find Your Purpose – One of the first things to do when you are faced with change is to consider your alternatives. Figure out why you do what you do. What is the motivation behind your job? Or where you live? Why will you tolerate the change? Do you have to? Do the benefits of accepting the change outweigh other options? For example, I work for the State at a lower pay because I think its worth more vacation time, flexible work hours and I thought job security.
If the change has been forced on you, figure out your best choices and follow through with a plan that meets your goals in life. If you are told by your Dr. to quit smoking, consider all the cost savings and health benefits. If you want to lose weight, pull out some old clothes you outgrew when you gained weight and make it your goal to fit in them again.
  1. Seek To Understand – what will the new change mean? Find out where the official rules or policy are that govern your new situation. What exactly do you have to change to comply? If its important, find out why the situation happened so you can avoid having it happen again. If the situation is within your control, educate yourself so you can prevent it from happening again. Remove yourself from the temptation if your change is a result of lack of self control – spending too much money, smoking cigarettes, and eating too much food can easily be stopped with will power. Try to understand what triggers or root causes you are having trouble with, and seek to overcome them.
  2. Find Support from others in the same situation – If you can't do it all by yourself, get together with others who will understand your dilemma. Either in person, or in online forums you can find a support system to share ideas, solutions, struggles and situations. Hopefully, this will make you realize its not that bad and others have overcome greater obstacles and you can too. Others will have tips and experiences on how they successfully handled the new situation. It will be motivating to hear success stories of how people got out of debt, or quit smoking, or lost weight or got a new job.
  3. Let Go – Once the change is taking place, break the attachment to the previous situation. Quit putting yourself in the situation where you crave what used to be - its over. Change your routine so you don't miss the past routine. And most important, quit complaining about the change. Now. Put it out of your head and move on.
  4. Acceptance – This is an important step in the process, acceptance. Remember you can only control yourself. It is your attitude that will determine how the changed situation will affect you. Try to be like a duck in water, and let it slide off your back. If you are struggling with a diet or quitting watching TV, playing games on the internet or quitting smoking – you are in charge to convince yourself that you just can't do that anymore. Remember the SEED of Change (Sleep, Eat well, Exercise and Drink water) to help you stay strong during this time of acceptance.
  5. Look for the Good – Soon you will have realized that this is the way its going to be now. This is the time to find the silver lining, or the good things about the change. Is your health better? Do you have more money in your pocket? Have you improved your time management skills? Have you learned new skills in your efforts to adapt? Think back and determine what is better now that things have changed, do you have more choices? I'm betting the answer is yes to a lot of these points.
  6. Find Your Peace – One important thing is to take time and find your spiritual strength through this change whether it is through meditation, prayer, nature walks, solitary time, exercise, religion or other peaceful activity. This time of reflection is where you can strengthen your will power and convince yourself you're on the right path. Clear the clutter from your mind and find peace in your new situation.
  7. Be Active – Do not stagnate, do something to deal with the new situation so it gets better. If you lost your job, find ANY job to keep busy. I'm lucky to have two part time gigs doing guest services for concert and sporting events. While the pay is poor, it is income and something to do. If I'm denied using my coupons at one store, I'll try shopping at a competitor to see if the process is easier. Fortunately, more stores are accepting competitor coupons so there are more choices to shop. If you crave a cigarette or a twinkie, get away and walk a bit to get your energy up. If you want to less screen time (PC or TV), pick up a book to read, or listen to a radio talk show, or better yet – engage in a social activity with others.
  8. Help Others deal with the Change too – Once you have successfully mastered the change and adopted to embrace it as part of your life, its important to share your experiences with others who would benefit from your learning. Share it online, twitter, facebook, in a blog, in a meeting or at the park or grocery store. Let others see how you have successfully dealt with what you once thought was a terrible turn of events in your life. Offer solutions if sought, ideas, tips and encouragement to others who are struggling with the same change.

Change Is On The Way

A couple things are going on in my life that are about to change. I'm not too excited about either one, and both changes are out of my control.
 
One is the Florida State Budget that our new criminal governor Rick Scott is proposing will mean possibly a 5% pay cut (for pension contributions) for both DH and I, or our jobs could be eliminated in the 8% state worker reduction. Hopefully we're not one, or two of the 8700 out of 655,000 workers let go to help "balance the budget". There are a host of other proposals that affect our retirement but that's not my immediate concern since I'm a long way off from retiring (I hope). The sad thing is that the monetary compensation is so low for some staff that a 5% pay cut will put them below the Federal Poverty Guidelines and they'll be eligible for food stamps and other assistance (which will increase demand on state services). I'm hoping some genius in the math department of some University sues the State citing discrimination for these proposals and they get rejected. It happened before HERE.
 
Anyway, the other change that is coming is the upgrade of the Publix check out registers so they are more defined in coupon acceptance. It has been likened to Target registers, which are such a pain that most serious couponers won't shop there. From some comments on the web in forums, it appears some stores have already made the change. This change will create chaos at the registers when people use coupons that were previously okay to use, but now are refused by the machine. There will be a lot more "go backs" (abandoned carts that staff have to put back product on the shelves) from frustrated shoppers who just walk out. Granted this change will cut back fraudulent coupon use, and the smash and grabbers who clear the shelves of good deals, but it will mean more money comes out of my pocket because I'll be denied using as many coupons as possible.
 
Now, I know that these changes probably do not affect you, and you make be thinking they are minor and trivial and that there is nothing to do but just deal with it. I usually don't have drama in my life but these impending changes are stressin' me out. I need to deal with it. But How? How do you deal with things you just have to accept and have no input into, and they affect you daily?
 
Find out tomorrow with my 10 Tips to Handle Change.

Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad 2/10-2/16

BOGO's

Hebrew National Kosher All Beef Franks, 11 or 12 oz pkg., BOGO $5.19
Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts, 10oz pkg., BOGO $4.99
T Marzetti Fruit Dip, Chocolate, 15oz cont., BOGO $3.49
Reddi Wip Whipped Light Cream, 14oz Can, BOGO $4.29
Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps, 6oz bag, BOGO $2.89
Betty Crocker Super Mouse Cake Mix, (Excluding Angel Food and Pound Cake), 18-19.5oz box., BOGO $1.95
Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24oz jar, BOGO $2.57
Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Mix, 5.2-8oz box, BOGO $2.05
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5oz pouch, BOGO $2.35
Post Cereal, Pebbles 10.75-11oz box, Alpha Bits, Honey-Comb, or Golden Crisp 11.5-14.75oz box, BOGO $3.89
Kraft Dressing, 24oz bot., BOGO $4.09
Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, White in Whater, 12.5oz can, BOGO $3.59
New England Freshly Ground Coffee, 9-12oz bag, BOGO $6.39
Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, or Marie Callender’s Home-Style Creations Meals, 6.49-7.95oz bowl, BOGO $2.99
$1/2 PQ Gasparilla booklet
Crystal Light Drink Mix, or Tea Mix, 10 or 12qt cnstr., BOGO $4.13
Emerald Old Fashioned Honey Roasted Peanuts, or Dry Roasted: Regular or Lightly Salted, 16oz jar, BOGO $3.19
Rold Gold Pretzels, 7-16oz bag, BOGO $2.99
Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies, 9.5-15.25oz pkg., BOGO $3.71
Nature’s Own Sandwich Rounds, 12oz bag, BOGO $2.99
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, or EL Fudge, 6.6-15oz pkg., BOGO $3.59
M&Ms Chocolate candies, Large Bag, 15.4-19.2oz bag, BOGO $4.89
Arnold Whole Grains Bread, or Grains and More, Healthy Full or Country White, 24oz loaf, BOGO $3.99
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4pk. 4oz cup, BOGO $2.5
Smart balance Spread 13-15oz or 2pk. 7.5oz tub or Spray 8oz bot., (Excluding Organic), BOGO $3.17
Cool Whip Whipped Topping, 8oz bowl, BOGO $1.99
Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles, or Special K Original Waffles, 9.8-12.6oz box, BOGO $3.09
Hefty Trash Bags, Assorted Varieties, 25-45ct pkg., BOGO $6.89
Meow Mix Dry cat Food, 3.15 or 3.5lb bag, BOGO $5.07
Hartz Crunch’n Clean Dog Biscuits, 26oz pkg., BOGO $2.99
$2/1 1-9 SS
Rachel Ray Nutrish Dog Treats, 10oz bag, BOGO $2.99
Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner, 22oz bot., BOGO $2.69
Arrid Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant, or Arm & Hammer, 2.5-4oz pkg., BOGO $2.99
Old El Paso Taco Shells, 10-18ct. 4.6-7.4oz box or Flour Tortillas, 12ct 8.2oz box, BOGO $2.25
Ben and Jerry’s or Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, 1-pt ctn., BOGO $4.29

BAKERY
Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie, 8-Inch, 20oz size, $5.99
Double Layer Heart Cake, 8-In, 38-70oz size, $14.99
Decadent Desserts Cakes, $18.99
Harvest Grain Bread, 16oz loaf, $4.49
Chocolate Covered Strawberries, $9.99/lb
Italian 5 Grain Bread, 16oz loaf, $2.89
Heart Shaped Cheesecake with Strawberries, 48oz size, $15.99
Decorated Cupcakes, 12ct 24oz, $6.99 (6ct 12oz pkg., $3.99)
Turnovers, 4ct 14oz pkg., $4.49

DAIRY

Jell-O Gelatin Snacks, 6ct 2.3-4 oz cup or 11.75oz cup, 3/$6
Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese, 24oz tub, 2/$5
Lactaid Milk, half-gal, 2/$6
Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies, 16-16.5oz pkg., 3/$6
Nestle Coffee-Mate Flavored Creamer, 32oz bot. (Excluding Non-Dairy Creamers), 2/$5
Publix Chunk Cheese or Shredded, 8oz pkg., 2/$4
Publix American Cheese Singles, 12oz pkg., 2/$4

DELI

Publix Deli Cooked Top Round Roast Beef, $6.99/lb
8-Piece Fried Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs, $5.99
Publix Roast Beef Whole Sub, $4.99 (Boars Head, $6.09)
Boars Head Maple Honey Ham, $8.29/lb
Publix Deli Homestyle Red Potato Salad, 16oz cont., $1.99
Publix Deli Cuban Sandwich, $3.29 (Boars Head, $3.79)

FROZEN

Healthy Choice Café Steamers Entrees or healthy Choice Meals, 9.5-12.3oz box, 4/$10
Kashi All Natural Entrees, 9-10oz box, 4/$10
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, All Varieties and Sizes, 7.5-32oz pkg. or Corn on the Cob 4 or 12ct pkg., 50% off
Publix Premium Ice Cream, half-gal., 2/$7
Lean cuisine Entrees, 6-12.5oz , 4/$10
Sara Lee Desserts, 7-30oz pkg., 50% off

HOUSEHOLD

Hefty EZ Ovenware Casserole Pans, 2ct pkg., 50% off
Candle-Lite Essential Elements Candle, 9 or 14.75oz jar, 50% off
Chinet Classic White Plates, 24-55ct pkg., $4.99
Scotties White Facial Tissues, 60-132ct box, 10/$10
Quilted Northern Bathroom Tissue, 6 Roll, $3.99
Sparkle Paper Towels, 8 Roll, 2/$10
Angel Soft Unscented Bathroom Tissue, 9-24 Roll, 2/$10
Gain Laundry Detergent, 100oz bot., $9.99
Bounce Dryer Sheets, 105-120ct box, or Downy Fabric Softener Sheets 105ct, $4.99
Tide In-Wash Booster Stain Release, 18ct bag or Liquid 36oz bot., $5.99
Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponges, 3ct pkg., 2/$4
Coloroz Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 24oz bot., 3/$5

PRODUCE
Fresh Strawberries, 16oz pkg., $2.99, 32oz pkg., $5.98
Blueberries, 1pt pkg., $2.99
Figi Apples, $1.49/lb
Cantaloupes, 2/$3
Honeydews, $2.99
Red Seedless Grapes, $1.69/lb
California Navel Oranges, $0.99/lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower, 2/$4
Premium Peaches or Nectarines, $1.99/lb
Ugly ripe Tomato, $1.99/lb
Idaho Potatoes, 5lb bag, $2.99
Publix Salad or Blend, 5-12oz bag, 2/$4
Yellow or Zucchini Squash, $1.49/lb
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, 59oz ctn., 2/$6
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice, 2/$5
Pomegranate Aril Clamshell, 6oz, $3.99

PET

Rachel Ray Nutrish Premium Dog Food, 6lb bag, $6.99
Purina Alpo Dog Food, 22oz can, $0.99
Whiskas Cat Food, 30-36oz box, 2/$7
$1/1 1-23 RP
Fresh Step Cat Litter, 19-20lb box, $6.99
Pounce Crunchy cat treats, 4.5oz pouch, 2/$3
$1.50/2 12-12 RP

GROCERY

Hersey’s Kisses, or Hugs & Kisses, Miniatures or Nuggets, or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or York Peppermint Patties, Big Bag, 17-19.75oz bag, $3.99
Whitman’s Sampler Assorted Chocolates or Russell Stover, 10-14oz box, $8.99
Korbel Brut Champagne, 750ml bot., $9.99
General Mills Fiber One Cereal, 14.25-17.225oz box, or Granola Bars, 4.1-7oz box., 2/$5
Bumble Bee Premium Tuna, Solid White Albacore, 4-pk. 5oz can, $3.99
Pure Wesson Oil, 48oz bot., 2/$6
CapriSun Juice Drink, 10pk 6oz, (Excluding 100% Juice), 3/$6
Gatorade Thirst Quencher, 8pk 20 oz, 2/$10
Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, 64oz bot., $2.99
12-Pack Selected Canada Dry, 7UP, or A&W or Diet Rite, 12oz can, B3G1, Final Price 4/$12
Selected Coca-Cola Products, 2L bot., B2G1
Snapple Tea or Juice Drink, 6pk 16oz bot., B2G1
20-Pack Selected Coca-Cola Products, 12 oz can, $5.99
Nabisco Ritz Crackers, or Munchables Pretzel, 12.25-16oz box, 2/$5
Pace Chunky Salsa or Picante Sauce, 24oz jar, 2/$5

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Pantene ProV Hair Care Products, 1.7-12.6oz pkg. (excluding Expressions, Restoratives and Restore Beautiful Lengths) 2/$7
Pantene ProV Hair Care Products, 25.4oz bot., $5.49
Clairol Nice’n Easy Hair Color or Natural Instincts, (Excluding Color Blend Foam and Perfect 10), $5.99
$2/1 1-23 SS
$1/1 PQ Live Well Feel Beautiful booklet
CoverGirl Mascara or Lip Products, .04-1oz pkg., 30% off
Nivea Body Wash, 8.4-16.9oz bot., $3.99
Gillette Venus Razor, 1ct pkg., $7.49
Satin Care Shave Gel, 7oz can, 2/$4
Tampax Pearl Products, 18-20ct box, or Always Infinity, 14-18ct box, $3.99
Crest Toothpaste, 5.8, 6, or 8oz tube, 2/$6
One A Day Supplements, Multivitamin/Multimineral, 30-200ct box, 25%off
Mucinex Expectorant, 12 Hour, 20ct box, $9.69
Slim Fast 321 Plan Shakes, 6pk 11oz can, 2/$10
Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers or Supreme, 48-96ct box, $19.99
$3/1 PQ Gasparilla booklet
Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts, or Blends or Bars, Snacks or Juice treats, 1-6oz pkg., or 4ct pkg., 2/$5
Aleve D Sinus and Cold Caplets, 20ct box $5.99, 10ct box $3.99

MEAT

Tenderloin Steaks, $15.99/lb
Center-Cut Pork Rib Chops, or Thick Cut, $3.49/lb
Center-Cut Pork Loin Chops, $3.59/lb
Rib End Pork Roast or Pork Loin Sirloin Roast, $1.99/lb
Publix Green Wise Market Top Sirloin Steaks, $5.99/lb
Publix Green Wise Market Top Sirloin Fillets, $6.99/lb
Whole Beef Tenderloin, $10.99/lb
Perdue Chicken Breasts, $3.99/lb (Tenderloin, $4.49/lb)
Bottom Round Roast, $3.69/lb (Rump Roast, $3.99/lb)
Whole Chicken, $1.19/lb
Greenwise Whole Chicken, $1.99/lb
Boneless Ribeye Steaks, $7.99/lb
Standing Rib Roast, $6.99/lb
Cumberland Gap Ham Portion, $1.79/lb
Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunch Meats, 8 or 9oz tub, 3/$10
Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables, 3.3-4.5oz pkg., 4/$6
Johnsonville Breakfast Sausages, 12oz pkg., 2/$6
Gwaltney Bacon, 12oz pkg., 2/$6
Publix Chicken Breasts, Frozen, 2/$10
Hormel Country Crock Entrees, $4.99
Hormel Country Crock Side Dishes, 21-24oz tub, 2/$6
Ground Round, $3.69/lb

SEAFOOD

Small Lobster Tails, 3oz minimum per tail, $4.99 each
Large White Shrimp, 31-35 per lb, $5.99/lb
Peeled and Deveined Large White Shrimp, 31-40 per lb, $6.99/lb
Fresh Salmon Fillets, $8.99/lb
Fresh Cod Fillets, $9.99/lb
Phillips Crab Cakes, 6oz pkg., $5.99
Publix Seafood Soups, 10oz tub, $3.50

IN AD COUPONS

$2.00 off one Expressions from Hallmark Product, (With a Minimum $5.00 Purchase)
$10.00 off one $50 American Express Gift Card ($4.95 Activation Fee)
$7.00 off two Enfamil Infant Powder Formula, 22.2-23.4oz pkg.
$3.00 off one Huggies Snug and Dry or Supreme Diapers, 48-156ct box
$1.50 off General Milles Cheerios cereal, 8.9-25.25oz box
$1.50 off Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, 30oz jar
$2.00 off Bertolli Complete Skillet Meal for Two, 21-24oz bag
$1.00 off Betty Crocker Brownie Mix, 16.5-19.5oz box
$1.50 off Yoplait Yogurt, 8pk. 6oz ctn.
$0.75 off Campbell’s select Harvest Soup, 18.6-18.8oz can, or 15.3oz bowl
$0.50 off Campbell’s Spaghettios or Raviolios, 14.75-15oz can
$0.75 off Pepperidge Farm Chunk Cookies, 7.2-8.6oz bag
 
Thanks to Slickdeals Publix Thread

Coupon Matchups HERE

Publix Sneak Peek BOGO's 2/10 - 2/16/11

BOGO's for AD Starting 2/10/11-2/16/11

Hebrew National Kosher All Beef Franks, 11 or 12 oz pkg., BOGO $5.19
Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts, 10oz pkg., BOGO $4.99
T Marzetti Fruit Dip, Chocolate, 15oz cont., BOGO $3.49
Reddi Wip Whipped Light Cream, 14oz Can, BOGO $4.29
Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps, 6oz bag, BOGO $2.89
Betty Crocker Super Mouse Cake Mix, (Excluding Angel Food and Pound Cake), 18-19.5oz box., BOGO $1.95
Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24oz jar, BOGO $2.57
Zatarain's New Orleans Style Mix, 5.2-8oz box, BOGO $2.05
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5oz pouch, BOGO $2.35
Post Cereal, Pebbles 10.75-11oz box, Alpha Bits, Honey-Comb, or Golden Crisp 11.5-14.75oz box, BOGO $3.89
Kraft Dressing, 24oz bot., BOGO $4.09
Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, White in Water, 12.5oz can, BOGO $3.59
New England Freshly Ground Coffee, 9-12oz bag, BOGO $6.39
Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, or Marie Callender's Home-Style Creations Meals, 6.49-7.95oz bowl, BOGO $2.99
Crystal Light Drink Mix, or Tea Mix, 10 or 12qt cnstr., BOGO $4.13
Emerald Old Fashioned Honey Roasted Peanuts, or Dry Roasted: Regular or Lightly Salted, 16oz jar, BOGO $3.19
Rold Gold Pretzels, 7-16oz bag, BOGO $2.99
Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies, 9.5-15.25oz pkg., BOGO $3.71
Nature's Own Sandwich Rounds, 12oz bag, BOGO $2.99
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, or EL Fudge, 6.6-15oz pkg., BOGO $3.59
M&Ms Chocolate candies, Large Bag, 15.4-19.2oz bag, BOGO $4.89
Arnold Whole Grains Bread, or Grains and More, Healthy Full or Country White, 24oz loaf, BOGO $3.99
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4pk. 4oz cup, BOGO $2.5
Smart balance Spread 13-15oz or 2pk. 7.5oz tub or Spray 8oz bot., (Excluding Organic), BOGO $3.17
Cool Whip Whipped Topping, 8oz bowl, BOGO $1.99
Kellogg's Eggo Waffles, or Special K Original Waffles, 9.8-12.6oz box, BOGO $3.09
Hefty Trash Bags, Assorted Varieties, 25-45ct pkg., BOGO $6.89
Meow Mix Dry cat Food, 3.15 or 3.5lb bag, BOGO $5.07
Hartz Crunch'n Clean Dog Biscuits, 26oz pkg., BOGO $2.99
$2/1 Hartz Crunch N Clean any size, 1-9 SS (makes it a moneymaker!)

Rachel Ray Nutrish Dog Treats, 10oz bag, BOGO $2.99
Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner, 22oz bot., BOGO $2.69
Arrid Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant, or Arm & Hammer, 2.5-4oz pkg., BOGO $2.99
Old El Paso Taco Shells, 10-18ct. 4.6-7.4oz box or Flour Tortillas, 12ct 8.2oz box, BOGO $2.25
Ben and Jerry's or Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, 1-pt ctn., BOGO $4.29
via Slickdeals Publix Thread

#Tampa - Coupons in Your Mail

Check your "junk mailer/ads" for 2 great coupons in the Tampa area - another $5 off $30 Winn Dixie which you can use at Publix, and stack with the $10 off $50 Publix coupon also found in the mail ad preview. If your order is $80 before coupons use both and get $15 off! What a great find!

Tips for A Successful Garage Sale

This past Saturday we had our first ever garage sale at our home. I was pretty nervous wondering if people would come, and then I was wondering if we had enough stuff to get people to stop. It turned out to be a huge success and we sold out my entire stockpile in a few hours, including all those vitamins we got for overage on all our trips. I had 2 paper boxes full of just vitamins. We made $470 and we could have made more if we would have had more product. I had previously sold my extra product at a friends yard sale in November, so we only had stuff we bought in three months time.
 
TIPS for Success
  • About two weeks before your sale, take pictures of items you want to list on http://www.craigslist.com prior to the sale to try to get the most money for them. I posted ads for golf clubs, an HP scanner, an Ipod Nano, fax machine, chainsaw, and weed whipper.  See my craigslist tips HERE, this way you'll be more comfortable haggling at the sale when something has already been posted with little or no interest, and you really just want to get rid of it.
  • List FREE garage sale ads online with the www.flyer.com, www.craigslist.com and www.garagesaletracker.com a week before your sale, and again on Craigslist the day of the sale.
  • We put a sign in our yard on Thurs and Fri prior, stating "Yard Sale Here Sat." so people in the area would know to look for a sale. We were actually hoping one of our neighbors would capitalize on the traffic and have a sale too on the same block. We discovered that many people love to get up early and drive around to multiple garage sales. We heard of another sale on the next block and directed people to that one if they were interested.
  • Put a price tag on EVERY single item you display. If you don't have a price people will walk by all day. I had a partial roll of insulation out there with no price and had no idea what it was worth or what someone would pay. I noticed a few people inspect it, but they didn't inquire. So, I just put a $5 sticker on it. A while later a man asked if I would take $2, and then it was sold.
  • If you have brand new items in great condition, if it is priced right everyone will just pay the asking price. We sold the majority of our stockpile items for $1.00 and $0.50, with a couple higher priced things like trash bags, razors and candles for $3. We didn't budge price on any of the stockpile products because they were selling quickly as priced.
  • Provide bags for people to hold all their items. As soon as people picked up a couple things I used the opportunity to offer them a bag and encourage them to get more product. Many people quickly filled their bags and then I moved their items into paper boxes. We had several people who purchased a couple boxes of stuff.
  • Organize your product so that like items are together, it is not damaged, and so all products are visible. This will keep people from rummaging through boxes of stuff and making a mess.
  • It is amazing what product will sell at a yard sale. EVERYTHING! Don't worry that you have too much pasta, or poise or vitamins or phazyme. If it is priced right, it will all go. In the past I have not purchased stuff that is free after coupons because I didn't want it to clutter my shelves, but now my point of view has changed. If its free to me, I'm getting as much as I can. It really doesn't matter what it is. I had a bunch of Finesse hair spray that I didn't think would go because so many people are brand specific, but not at garage sales. They will buy any flavor of any product.
  • We had about 15 boxes of food and products and it mostly was gone between 8am and 10:30 am, We could have sold twice that much stuff. So when you're planning on having a sale, make sure you have enough stuff to sell.
  • If you price everything at 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 you'll be able to quickly sum up a bag of product in your head without making mistakes. Stay away from weird prices like 0.75 or 0.40 or 0.65 if you can. I tried to price my stuff at about 25% of retail. So if something sold for $1.50 in the store, I charged $0.50. We sold Special K cereal for $1 a box that is normally $3.99.
  • Prepare and clean your tables and surfaces the night before so they are easy and accessible to put up.
  • We loaded all our boxes into the vehicles in the driveway the night before so all I had to do was pull out the box and place it on the table to sell it.
  • Invest in some good signs. I purchased 5 garage sale signs from www.flowerfactory.com for about $4 each. We wrote in our address on the sign and my DH went around the neighborhood entrance points. One sign was on a busy main thoroughfare and I think we got most of our visits from that one sign. We had probably over 100 customers stop. I didn't even get 2 boxes out of the truck before people started coming. It was a mad rush for about 2 hours. We asked everyone how they found our sale and 98% said they saw the signs. Only a couple people said they saw it on craigslist or the flyer. One lady said she thought we had such nice signs that we were sure to be organized and have some good stuff.
  • Make sure you carry a marker and price stickers to make any adjustments to prices - increase them if stuff is going too fast, and decrease them to get rid of stuff you really don't want around any more. Also to write prices on full bags or boxes once you've added them up and set aside so the customer can continue shopping.
  • Set up your driveway so there is a circle of items to corral your shoppers. We had some sporting goods, Christmas decorations, tool, yard and garden stuff and household stuff too. Most of this was on the perimeter or near the street so people could see big items. We also had our display of food and personal care items near the street so people could see that too. It was the biggest draw of the sale, so be sure people can see your stockpile table from the road.
  • Make sure you have about $40 in change of $1 and $5 bills. We had several people early on who only had a $20 so we had to run in the house to get some ones to make change. Have a couple dollars in quarters too.
  • As the sale winds down and you've emptied some tables and space, move stuff around so that your main display appears stocked. Remove empty tables and move the other merchandise closer to the road. Start cleaning up while you wait for stragglers to show up.
  • We closed up shortly after noon. DH went around and picked up our signs and that pretty much stopped the traffic by our house. We packed up what little stuff was left for our next sale in a couple months.
One thing we didn't do this time, but I'm going to do next time is get a piece of paper where customers can write down their email address if they want to be notified of upcoming sales. We might also try selling some clothes prior to just donating them.
 
So that's about it. We had a big day and needed a nice nap afterward. But it was exciting and happened so fast, I can't believe I was even nervous!
Watch for more garage sale stories about some of the interesting folks we met.

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Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad and BOGO's 2/3/11 - 2/9/11

For the second week in a row we get the early sneak peek, I'm not even ready to shop for this week! Anyway, here are the BOGO's (no matchups yet) but I can see some deals already, along with the Phazyme, Vivarin, Sominex moneymakers starting on Saturday with the new Green Advantage Buy Flyer.

Bull’s-Eye Barbecue Sauce, 17.5-18 oz bot., BOGO $2.24
$1.00/3 Kraft Participating Products, Any (2): Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce, Kraft Mayo, Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese, A.1. Steak Sauce, Kraft BBQ Sauce, Miracle Whip Dressing, Velveeta Shells & Cheese -Tearpad
$0.75/1 Bull's-Eye Barbecue Sauce, Any - Tearpad

Oscar Mayer Beef Franks, 16oz pkg., BOGO Surprisingly Low Price

Medium Shrimp Ring, 12oz, Sauce 6oz, 18oz pkg., BOGO $12.99

12 Pack Selected Pepsi Products, 12oz can, BOGO $4.99

Lay’s Potato Chips, 10.5 oz – 11oz bag, BOGO $3.99

Honest Kids Thirst Quenchers, 8 pouches, 6.75oz box, BOGO $3.49
$0.75/1 Honest Kids Carton Rolling
Lloyd’s Meats in BBQ Sauce, 18oz tub, BOGO $5.49
$1/1 Lloyd's Barbeque Product 1/30/2011 SS

Margaritaville Shrimp, 8-10oz pkg., BOGO $7.99
$1/1 Margarita Shrimp any, Sweetbay Inspirations Booklet

T. Marzetti’s Dip, 12-15.5oz cont., BOGO $3.49
$1/1 Marzetti Dip1/30/2011 SS

$0.60/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip 1/30/2011 SS
$0.50/1 or $1/1 or .60/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip 11/14/2010 SS
$1/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip Rolling
$0.75/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip All You Dec 2010

Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit, 3-4oz box, BOGO $2.19

Publix Deli Tea, 1 gal, BOGO $2.39

Publix Deli Salsa, 16oz pkg., BOGO $3.39

Pompeian Imported Olive Oil, Extra Light or Classic Mediterranean, 16oz bot., BOGO $5.99
$1.00/1 Pompeian Olive Oil, Any - Powered By Smartsource

Pace Chunky Salsa, 16oz jar (excluding Pace 4 Cheese Queso), BOGO $2.79
$0.50/2 Pace Salsa Or Queso Jar, 15 Oz. +, Any - 01-30-11 RP

Kraft Mayo Mayonnaise, or Miracle Whip Dressing, 30oz jar, BOGO $5.07
$0.75/1 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo 1/23/2011 SS (if included)
$0.50/1 Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip TARGET Target.com (exp 2/15/2011

Mt. Olive Pickles, 16-46oz jar, or Pickle or Jalapeno Pepper Slices Pak, 4-pk. 3.7oz cont., BOGO $2.79
$0.50/1 or $1/1 Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish Product, any - 01-30-11 SS
$1.00/2 Hangtag

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal, 15.8-20.4 oz box, or Unfrosted 18 oz, BOGO $4.31
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereals 1/9/2011 RP

Kellogg’s Nutri -Grain Bars, 7.8-10.8oz box, BOGO

$1/3 Welch's 100% Juice or 100% Blend (10oz 6pack or 64oz, any flavor) WYB any (2) pkgs of Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (6ct or larger, any flavor, mix or match) Tearpad

Gia Russa Pasta Sauce, 15 or 24oz jar, BOGO $5.79

Barilla Pasta, 13.25-16oz box (excluding Barilla Plus and Lasagna), BOGO $1.43
$1/2 or .75/2 or .55/1 Barilla Plust Pasta 1/9/2011 SS

Knorr Sides, 3.8-6.4oz pouch (excluding Sides Plus), BOGO $1.53
$0.50/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides 1/30/2011 RP

Krusteaz Muffin or Cake Mix, or Supreme Bar Mix, 16.5-21 oz box. Or Sun-Maid Muffin or Cookie Mix, 18-18.25oz box, BOGO $2.59
$0.50/1 Krusteaz Muffin Mix 12/5/2010 SS

Mott’s 100% Apple Juice, or Mott’s for Tots, or Mott’s Plus, 64oz bot., BOGO $3.335

Rotel Diced Tomatoes, 10oz can, BOGO $1.39
$0.75/3 Rotel Diced Tomatoes Publix Q - Yellow Adv Flyer
$0.30/1 Rotel Diced Tomatoes 1/23/2011 SS
B3G1 Rotel All You Jan 2011

Del Monte Tomatoes, 14.5 oz can, BOGO $1.57

M&M’s Chocolate Candies, or Snickers Minis, Minis mix, or Fun Size Variety Bag, 30-42oz bag, BOGO $9.99
$1.50/2 M&M's Candies, Snickers or Twix Minis 1/23/2011 RP
$1/3 Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, TARGET Target.com (exp 2/14/2011)

Nabisco Crackers, or Wheat Thins Stix, 5.5-10oz box, BOGO $3.49
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers 1/30/2011 SS
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)

Planters Peanuts, Dry Roasted 16oz jar, or Cocktail Peanuts 16oz can, BOGO $3.29
$1/1 Planters NUTrition Can or Multi-Pack 1/2/2011 SS (if included)
$0.75/1 Planters Nuts TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)
$1/1 Planters Nuts TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/15/2011)

Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies or Sandies Shortbread, 14.5-18oz bag, BOGO $4.05

Arnold Select Hot Dog Rolls, 8ct. 14-16oz pkg., BOGO $2.99

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers, 9.75-14oz box, BOGO $4.09
$1/2 Keebler Crackers or Sunshine Cheez-its 1/30/2011 RP

Thomas’ English Muffins, 11-13oz pkg, BOGO $3.69

Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16oz cup, BOGO $2.03

Kraft Velveeta Cheese, 16oz box., BOGO $3.97
$0.50/1 Kraft Velveeta Cheese TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/26/2011)

SeaPak Shrimp Co. Shrimp or Fish or Crab Cakes, 8-28oz box, BOGO $7.59
$1/1 Seapak Popcorn Fish 1/30/2011 SS

Hungry Man Dinners, 13.1-17oz box, BOGO $3.71

TGI Friday’s Frozen Snacks, 7.6-11oz box (excluding Poppers and Loaded Varieties), BOGO $3.51

Edy’s Ice Cream, 1.5qt, BOGO $5.97

Klondike or Slim-a-bear Ice Cream Treats, 16-27oz box, BOGO $4.11

Pepperidge Farm Three Layer Cake, 19-19.6oz box, BOGO $4.13

Hefty EZ Foil Pans, 1 or 2 ct. pkg., BOGO $1.99

Dixie Plates or Bowls, 20-48ct pkg., BOGO $3.03

9Lives Cat Food, 3.15-3.5 lb bag, BOGO $3.89
$1/1 9Lives Dry Cat Food All You Nov 2010

Dial Bath Bar Soap, 3ct 4oz pkg., BOGO $2.23

Lysol Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner, 40oz bot., BOGO $3.19

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, 56-80ct. cnstr., BOGO $4.99

BAKERY

Decorated Cupcakes, 12 ct. 24oz pkg., $6.99

Cornbread, 15oz size, $3.99

Assorted Hoagie Rolls, 4-ct, 11 oz pkg., $2.19

French Hamburger Buns, 8-ct. 16oz pkg, $2.49

Multigrain Bread, 16oz loaf, $2.99

Ciabatta Loaf, 16oz pkg., $3.99

Decorated Football cake, 24oz, $6.99

Two Dozen Cookies, 16oz pkg., 2/$5

Cinnamon Nut Coffee Cake, 11oz, $4.49

Strawberry Cheese Strudel, $4.29

DAIRY

Horizon Organic American Singles, 8oz pkg., 2/$6
$1/1 Horizon Product Rolling - Must Be New Account!

Kraft Shredded Cheese, or Cubes, Cracker Cut, or Chunk, 4.5-9.6oz pkg., 2/$4
$0.75/1 Kraft Cheese 1/23/2011 SS
$1/2 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese 1/23/2011 SS
$1.25/2 Kraft Shredded or Block Cheese TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)
$1/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese with Philadelphia Rolling
$0.50/1 Kraft Shredded Cheese with Philadelphia Rolling


Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, 4-ct. 4oz cup, 2/$7
$0.50/1 Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt Rolling

Dannon Yogurt, 6oz cup, 20/$10
$0.40/6 Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt 1/30/2011 SS
$1/10 Dannon Cups or TWO 16-32 oz Products 1/23/2011 SS
$0.40/1 Dannon Light & Fit 1/2/2011 SS


Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough, 16-16.5oz pkg., 2/$5
$1/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough 1/30/2011 RP
$0.75/1 Nestle Refrigerated Cookie or Brownie Dough Rolling
$1/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough Rolling

Classen Pickles or Spears or Crisp Sauerkraut, 20-32oz jar, 2/$4

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8oz pkg., 4/$5
$0.50/2 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese TARGET Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)
$0.50/2 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Rolling

Land o Lakes Sweet Cream Butter, 16oz box, 2/$6

Kraft Cracker Barrel Natrual Cheese Slices, 7 or 8oz pkg., 2/$4

Kraft American Cheese Singles, 12oz pkg., 2/$5
$0.75/1 Kraft 2% or Fat Free Cheese Singles 1/9/2011 SS
$1/2 Kraft Deli Deluxe or Singles TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)
$1/2 Kraft Sandwich Cheese TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)
$1/1 Kraft 2% Singles (IE) Rolling

DELI

Boar’s Head Ovengold Breast of Turkey, $7.99/lb

Publix Deli Ultimate Whole Sub, $4.99

Margaritaville Tortilla Chips, 6oz bag, 3/$5

Sabra Hummas, 4pk. 2 oz cup or 10 oz pkg., 2/$5

Publix Deli Wing Sampler Platter, Serves 8-12, 92 oz tray, $23.99

Publix Deli Chicken Tenders, $5.99/lb

Publix Medium Los Cubanitos Platter, Serves 16-20, 80oz tray, $24.99

Publix Deli Medium Nibbler Platter, Serves 16-20, 72oz tray, $29.99

FROZEN

DiGiorno Pizza, 12.6-36.8oz box, $5.00

PF Chang’s Home Menu Perfect for Two Meal, 22oz pkg., $6.99

Stouffer’s Sautes for Two Skillet Meals, 23-24oz bag, $4.99

Shaw’s Lobster Mac-n-cheese, 18oz box., $6.99

Lean, Hot, or Croissant Pockets, 6.5-9oz pkg., 3/$5

Zatarain’s Frozen Entrees, 10-12oz box, $2.49

Alexia All Natural Frozen Snacks, 7.7-8oz box, 2/$6
$1/1 Alexia Frozen Product Rolling

Amy’s Light and Lean Frozen Entrees, 8oz pkg., 2/$6

HOUSEHOLD

Publix GreenWise Market Paper Napkins, 250ct pkg., $1.79

Swiffer Sweeper Cloths Refills, 6-32 ct. box, or Extendable Handle Duster, 3 ct. box, $7.29
$0.50/1 Swiffer Refill or Dust & Shine 1/30/2011 PG

Publix Long Lasting Alkaline Batteries, 2-10ct. pkg., $4.49

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, 12-in wide, 35-75sq ft., $2.99
$1/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil 1/30/2011 SS

Kingsford Match Light Charcoal Briquets, 12.5lb bag, $7.99
$1/1 Kingsford Match Light Charcoal Briquets Rolling

Dixie Napkins, 200ct pkg., 2/$4

Bounty Giant Paper Towels, 8 roll, $9.99
$0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins 1/30/2011 PG
$1/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins 9/1/2010 P&G MIR Savings Booklet

Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Mega 9 roll pkg, or Double 18 roll pkg., $9.99
$0.25/1 Charmin Product 1/30/2011 PG

Wisk 2X Ultra Laundry Detergent, 100oz bot., $8.99
$2/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent 1/2/2011 SS

Clorox2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster, 45.4oz bot., $5.99
$1.50/1 Clorox 2 Product Rolling

Lysol Disinfectant spray, 19oz can, $3.99
$1/2 Lysol Disinfectant Spray Rolling

Cloroz Clean-Up Cleaner, 32oz bot, or Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, 30oz bot., 2/$5

Depend Protective Underwear, 14-20ct pkg. or Pads 48ct pkg., or Poise Pads 30-72ct pkg., $10.99
$1/1 Depends Guards for Men 1/9/2011 SS (if included)
$2/1 Depends Underwear in Prints and Colors 1/9/2011 SS (if included)
$2/1 Depends Underwear in Colors 12/12/2010 SS (if included)

Gerber 2nd Foods, 2pk 3.5oz cont (Excluding organic and DHA varieties), 10/$9

Pampers Diapers, 48-96ct box, $19.99
$3/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants AND Wipes 1/30/2011 PG

Gerber Graduates Lil Entrees or Healthy Meals, 5.3-6.6oz box, 3/$5


PRODUCE

Fresh Attitude Salad, 5oz pkg., 2/$4

Navel Oranges, $0.99/lb

Peaches or Nectarines, $2.49/lb

Blueberries, or Blackberries, 12oz or 1pt pkg., $2.99

Red Seedless Grapes, $1.69/lb

Publix Premium Orange Juice or Ruby Red Grapefruit, 64oz ctn., 25% off

Vegetable and Dip Party Tray, 31oz pkg., 8.99- 40oz pkg. 10.99

Fruit Salad, $2.49/lb

Cantaloupes, 2/$4

Hass Avocadoes, 5/$5

Sweet Onions, $0.99/lb

Grape Tomatoes, 1pt pkg., 2/$4

Publix Baby Cut and Peeled Carrots, 16oz bag, $1.29

Publix Peanut Butter Pretzels, 17.28oz pkg., 2/$6

Wonderful Pistachios, 16oz cont., $6.99
$1/1 Wonderful Pistachios 11/21/2010 SS
$1/1 Wonderful Pistachios Rolling

PET

Pedeigree Complete Nutrition Dog Food, 30-32lb bag, $16.99
$2/1 Pedigree Food For Dogs 1/23/2011 RP
$2/1 Pedigree Food for Dogs Rolling

Milk-bone Dog Biscuits or Snacks, 22-26oz pkg., 2/$5
$1.50/2 Milk-Bone Dog Snacks 12/12/2010 RP



GROCERY

Publix GreenWise Market Tortilla Chips, 8oz bag, 2/$4

Publix GreenWise Market Organic Salsa, 15.5oz jar, 2/$5

Maxwell House Ground Coffee, 31.5-34.5oz can, $6.99
$0.55/1 Maxwell House Instant Coffee Rolling

Maxwell House 100% Colombian or Decaffeinated Coffee, 31.5-33oz can, $7.99
$0.55/1 Maxwell House Instant Coffee Rolling

Heinz Tomato Ketchup, 32 or 36oz bot., 2/$4

Campbell’s Condensed Soup or Soup at hand, 10.5-11.5oz can or 10.75oz cup, or Ready to Serve Bowl, 15.4oz bowl (excluding Won Ton, Cream of Shrimp, and Oyster Stew), 10/$10
$0.25/4 Campbell's Condensed Soups 1/9/2011 SS
$0.50/3 Campbell's Healthy Request Soups 1/2/2011 SS
$0.40/3 Campbell's Condensed Soup 1/2/2011 SS
$0.40/2 Campbell's Condensed Soups 12/12/2010 SS
$1/4 Campbell's Condensed Great for Cooking Soups Rolling


Gatorade Thirst Quencher, 64oz bot., 3/$5

Assorted Publix Soft Drinks, 2L bot., 10/$5

Zephyrhills Spring Water, 24pk. .5L bot., $3.99
$1/1 Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water Rolling

8-Pack selected Pepsi Products, 12oz bot., 3/$10

Snapple Tea, 6pk 16oz bot., B2G1
$1/1 Snapple 1/30/2011 SS

Tostitos Tortilla Chips, Family Size, 14.5oz-18oz bag, 2/$7
$0.55/1 Tostitos Chips 1/30/2011 SS
$1/1 Tostitos Dip wyb 2 Tostitos Chips TARGET Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)

Gatorade Thirst Quencher, 6pk. 12oz bot. or 128oz bot., 2/$6

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Garnier Fructis Hair Products, 3-13oz pkg., (Excluding Anti-Dandruff, 13 oz), $2.99
$2.50/1 Garnier Ultra-Lift Moisturizer (IE) Rolling
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product (IE) Rolling
$1/1 Garnier Style Product (exp 2/2/2011)

Garnier Fructis, 25.4oz bot., $4.99
$1/1 Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer 1/9/2011 RP Insert
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Hair Products (exp 2/2/2011)
$1/1 Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment (exp 2/2/2011)

Just For Men Hair Color, each, $5.99

Opti-Free Replenish Disinfecting Solution, Twin Pack, $12.99
$4/1 Opti-Free Replenish Twin Pack 1/16/2011 SS
$1/1 Opti-Free Replenish or Express TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/26/2011)
$1/1 Opti-Free Replenish Solution (exp 2/2/2011)

Cortizone-10 Ointment or Creme or Gel, 1oz pkg., $3.99
$1/1 Cortizone-10 Product 11/21/2010 SS
$1/1 Cortizone-10 Product (exp 2/2/2011)
$1/1 Cortizone-10 Item Rolling


Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, 1L bot, $3.99
$0.50/1 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 10/10/2010 RP
$3/3 or $1.50/2 Listerine, Reach Toothbrush AND Floss 1/9/2011 SS
$1/1 Listerine Smart Rinse Anticavity Mouthwash or Listerine Agent Cool Blue Tinting Rinse 500mL or Reach Kids Toothbrush 1/9/2011 SS
$1/1 Listerine Mouthwash Rolling

Advil Congestion Relief, 10ct box, $4.99
$2/1 Advil Congestion Relief product 1/30/2011 RP
$2/1 Advil Medications Various Rolling
$1/1 Advil Congestion Relief Rolling

Caltrate Calcium Dietary Supplement, 60-200ct pkg., 25% off

Kraft south beach Living crispy Meal Bars, 6ct box, 2/$9

MEAT

Pork Spare Ribs, $1.79/lb

Boston Butt Roast, $1.99/lb

Split Chicken Breast, $1.79/lb

Publix Spiral-Sliced Ham Half, $1.99/lb

Lamb Leg Shank Portion, $3.99/lb

Ground Sirloin, $3.99/lb

Publix Greenwise Market New York Strip Steaks, $8.99/lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, $3.69/lb

Boneless Shoulder Steaks, $3.99/lb

Eye Round Roast, $3.69/lb

Eye Round Steaks, $3.99/lb

Chuck Short Ribs, $4.99/lb

Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, $2.49/lb

Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks, $6.99/lb

Johnsonville Italian Sausage or Bratwurst, 19.76oz pkg., $3.99
$1/2 Johnsonville Sausage 1/23/2011 SS
$0.55/1 Johnsonville Smoked or Cooked Sausage Rolling

Bubba Burger Burgers, 32oz box, $6.99

Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage Roll, 12 or 16oz pkg., 2/$6
$1/2 Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls 1/30/2011 RP (if included)
$1/1n Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles (exp 2/2/2011)

Publix Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, 12oz pkg., 2/$7

Publix Extra Thin-Sliced Lunch Meats, 9oz tub, 2/$6

Hillshire Farm Sausage, or Polska Kielbasa, or CheddarWurst, 14-16oz pkg., 2/$5
$0.75/2 or $1/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage 1/23/2011 RP

SEAFOOD

Extra Large White Shirmp, 21-25 per lb, $6.99/lb

Sau-Sea Cocktail Sauce, 8 oz pkg., BOGO

Fresh Tilapia Fillets, $6.39/lb

Fresh Mahi Fillets, 5.6oz each, $6.99

Publix Haddock Loins, 10 oz pkg., $5.99

Captain’s Choice Small Shrimp Platter, 44oz pkg., $29.99

Captain’s Choice Medium Shrimp Platter, 64oz pkg., $39.99

Captain’s Choice Large Shrimp Platter, 104oz pkg., $69.99

IN AD COUPONS

$2.00 off any Huggies Diapers, Supreme, Snug & Dry, Pull-Ups or GoodNites, 21-96ct.
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 1/23/2011 SS
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers 1/23/2011 SS
$2/1 Huggies Pull Ups 1/23/2011 SS
$1.50/1 Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers (exp 2/2/2011)
$3/2 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (exp 2/10/2011)
$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants Rolling
$3/2 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (exp 2/2/2011)
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Be A Trendsetter - Spend Less with More Trips

An interesting study was conducted by Nielson that correlated the number of trips to the store with the economic woes. They categorized shopping into 4 types
  • Immediate: low-value, instant -need driven baskets with an average basket ring of $15 per trip
  • Fill-In: slightly higher value baskets averaging $51 per trip
  • Routine: weekly, high-value shopping trips averaging $98 per trip
  • Stock-up: large trips averaging $242 per trip
Not surprisingly, 82% of trips are the short "fillup" or "immediate needs" trips. I guess I'm part of the trend because I can tell you before couponing you would not catch me in the grocery more than once a week. I hated shopping, in part because of the large totals at the register. Anyway, the trends say more people are making more frequent smaller trips so they have more cash on hand and just get what they need to get by. 
I checked my receipt log and discovered that I made 253 trips to stores in 2010. Thats pretty frequent. I averaged my cost for each visit and its $5.53 per trip average since I spent about $1400 last year. But, my small trips were made for entirely different reasons than most people, and they were not due to economic trends. Maybe the studies got it wrong.
My small, frequent trips were calculated to maximize my coupon savings. Since I almost always have a $5 off $25 or $30 store coupon, I try to keep my trips before coupons close to that amount. If I made trips closer to $100 which fall into the "routine" category, I probably wouldn't be allowed to use 4 of the $5 off coupons since they are competitor coupons. But by splitting my $100 order into 4 smaller ones, I can save at least $5 on each transaction using the $5 off $25 coupon. Duh. Thats why I wonder sometimes when I see couponers in the store with their binders spread out across the baby seat area and their cart is overflowing and also filled on the bottom rack. They probably don't have tons of the $ off $$ coupons for that large order, so they are essentially wasting money. 
I also like to just get reasonable quantities of the items, to leave some product behind for the next shopper. Another reason for my small trips is that we tend go shopping on our motorcycles to far away stores in the country on the weekends. We are limited in what is shelf stable and what we can carry in saddlebags, so heavy things like soda and ice cream are off the list on weekend trips. Plus small orders allow for easier calculating in the aisle - you know, counting your coupons, counting your items, and then adding up the value of the cart vs adding up the value of the coupons. These 4 little calculations have saved me from big boo boos at the checkout with overage. I like to keep my totals between about $2 and $4, this gives me wiggle room for errors doing all that high math in my head.
Anyway, if you're using coupons and make frequent small trips, consider yourself a trendsetter!
 Graphic via Nielson