Publix Sneak Peek 2/17-2/23/11

DiGiorno Cheese, in Deli 5 or 6 oz cup, BOGO $4.49


Bertolli Pasta Sauce, 15 or 24 oz jar, Excludes Organic, BOGO $2.57
$1/2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce 15 or 24 oz Target Coupon

Progresso Soup, 18 or 19 oz can, BOGO $2.29
$1/4 Progresso Soup Cans 2/13/2011 GM Insert (exp 4/9/2011)
$1/4 Progresso Soups 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/12/2011)
$1/4 Progresso Soup 1/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
$1/4 Progresso Soups Rolling
$0.50/1 Progresso Soup Walgreens IVC (exp 2/26/2011)
$0.50/2 Progresso Light Soup Weight Watchers Sep 2010 (exp 3/1/2011)

Bantry Bay Mussels, 16 oz pkg, BOGO $4.99

Buitoni Pasta, Fettuccine, 9 oz pkg, BOGO $2.39
$1/1 Buitoni Pasta or Sauce 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

Diner's Choice Mashed Potatoes, 32 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99

Ball Park Franks, Meat, Lite or Bun Size or Turkey Franks, 14 or 16 oz pkg (Excluding Beef Franks) BOGO $2.99
$0.75/2 or $1/2 Ball Park Products 1/23/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/6/2011)

Fresh Express Salad Blend, BOGO $3.99

Mama Mary's Pizza Crust, 9 or 12 oz pkg, BOGO $3.69

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 11 to 15.25 oz can (Excluding Speciality Corn Varities, Three Bean Salad and Asparagus), BOGO $1.29

Hunts 100% Natural Tomatoes, 28 oz can or Tomato Sauce or Puree, 29 oz can, BOGO $1.89
$0.45/3 Hunt's Canned Tomatoes 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/13/2011)
$1/4 PQ - Publix Booklet Gasparilla (Regional Booklet) - Thanks MsAttitude!
$1/3 Hunt's Diced Tomatoes All You Jan 2011 (exp 3/27/2011)

Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16.9 oz bottle, BOGO $5.99
$0.75/1 Crisco Olive Oil 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)

Mt. Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles, 16 oz jar, BOGO $2.19
$0.50/1 M. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish 1/30/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/2/2011)

Wish Bone Dressing, 16 oz bottle, BOGO $2.65
$1/1 or .50/1 or $1/2 Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Western Dressing 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
$0.75/2 Wish-Bone Dressings or Salad Spritzers Dressi Rolling
$0.75/1 Wish-Bone Salad Dressing TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)
$0.50/1 Wish-Bone Dressings or Salad Spritzers Rolling
$1.50/2 WishBone 7 oz or larget Target Coupon (Red Plum)

Lipton Tea Bags, 100 ct box, BOGO $3.95
$0.50/1 or .60/1 Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton To Go, or any Iced Tea mix 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
$0.75/2 Lipton Tea Products 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
$0.75/2 Lipton Tea TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 2/28/2011)
$1/2 Lipton Tea Target Coupon (Red Plum)

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereal or Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Smacks, Crispix, 12 to 15.3 oz box, BOGO $3.99
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereals 2/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/27/2011)
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereals 1/9/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/20/2011)
$1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereals (exp 3/10/2011)
$1/1 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereals (exp 3/10/2011) (No Longer Available)

Ronzoni Pasta, 12 to 16 oz box (Excluding Healthy Harvest, Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti and Garden Delight) BOGO $1.39
$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011) (If included)
$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta Rolling
$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta Rolling
$1/2 Ronzoni Quick Cooking Pasta Rolling

Propel Water, 6 pk, 500 ml bottles, BOGO $3.99
$1/2 Propel 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Pop Secret Premium Popcorn, 11.2 to 21 oz box or 30 oz jar, BOGO $4.69
$1/2 Pop Secret Product 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/13/2011)

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

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams or Original Grahams, Nutter Butter or Cameo, 10.5 to 16 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers 1/30/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 4/15/2011)

Dentyne Gum Bottles or Trident, 40 or 60 ct bottle, BOGO Surprisingly Low Price (Price Checker States $2.29)
$1/1 Dentyne 3-Pack or Bottle 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/10/2011)
$1/2 Dentyne Pure 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/10/2011)

Nonni's Biscotti or Soft Baked Tusconi, 5.52 to 7.4 oz box, BOGO $2.99

Kozy Shack Original Rice Pudding or CInnamon Raisin or Chocolate or Tapioca 22 oz Tub or Bread Pudding, Apple Cinnamon, CInnamon Raisin or Peach, All Natural, 4 pk, 3.5 oz cup, BOGO $2.99
$1/2 Kozy Shack 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
$0.55/1 Kozy Shack Product Rolling


Cole's Garlic Bread or Bread Sticks, Cheesesticks, Toast Slices or Cinnamon Sticks, 10.5 to 17.5 oz pkg, (Excluding Mini Loaf and Mini Toast) BOGO $2.79
$0.50/1 Cole’s Brand BreadStick Product Rolling

Breyers Ice Cream, 48 oz carton, BOGO $5.49

Luigi's Real Italian Ice, 6 cups, 24 or 36 oz box, BOGO $3.19

Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes or French Toast, BOGO $2.69

Playtex Living Gloves, Small Medium or Large, each pkg, BOGO $2.99

The Goodlife Recipe Food For Cats, 2.7 to 3 lb bag, BOGO $4.49
$1.50/1 Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats 1/2/2011 RP Insert (exp 2/26/2011)

Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, 25 or 32 ct box, BOGO $6.99
$1/1 Finish Quantum Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Rolling
$0.50/1 Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Rolling
$1/1 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent Rolling
$0.50/1 Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Rolling

Bic Disposable Razors, 3 to 8 ct pkg, BOGO $5.49

Ricola Throat Drops or Lozenges, 19 to 24 ct bag, BOGO $1.97
$1/2 Ricola Product 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)

Earth's Best Organic Baby Food, 4 oz jar, BOGO $0.87
$1/7 Earth's Best Organic Baby Food Rolling

Progresso Bread Crumbs, 15 oz cannister, BOGO $1.97

Romano's Macaroni Grill Complete Meal for 2 or Wanchai Ferry Complete Meal for 2, 24 oz bag, BOGO $7.99
$1.50/1 Romano's Macaroni Grill Frozen Entree 1/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
$1/50/1 Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree 1/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
$1/1 Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree 2/13/2011 GM Insert (exp 4/9/2011) Thanks mike88!

Progresso 100% Natural Broth or Tuscany Chicken Stock, 32 oz carton, BOGO $2.59

Lawry's Garlic Salt, 11 oz bottle or Seasoned Salt, 16 oz bottle, BOGO $3.75

Thanks to Slickdeals Publix Thread

The Scoop at the Store

#Publix of course. I went last night to get my AMEX gift cards and was surprised they were out of the $50 card already, the first day of the ad. Customer Service manager was nice enough to let me get one $100 gift card ($5.95 activation) and use 2 coupons toward it, so even a better moneymaker. The Rachel Ray Just 6 dog treats were gone, and so were Hartz Crunch and Clean dog biscuits, so let the raincheck madness begin. I did get a couple boxes of the Hartz and opened one up for my aging old lady dog and she wasn't super excited for them. But there is a cute toy in the bottom of the box, kind of like a kong. Its a rubber dog biscuit shaped sleeve to put a biscuit in for your dog to chew and then scoop up the crumbs that come out of the holes.
 
I suspect your stores are cleared out too. I'm actually glad I can get rainchecks because I'm headed out on a cruise tomorrow and will miss my shopping. I know it sounds kind of crazy, and I probably am a bit - but I'm going conflicted about missing my deal opportunities because my sister and BIL are coming in from out of town before the cruise and I have to entertain instead of shop. Maybe they'd like to see some deals in action? NOT. My sister is so anti coupon it's stupid. She's embarrassed by me using them. Just wait til I pay for all my cruise expenses with my AMEX gift cards that I got using my publix gift cards that I got with overage.
 
HERE are coupon matchups to Green Advantage Buy Flyer for 2/19-3/11, thanks to Slickdeals
 
Watch for updates with the new ad, it may be posted on slickdeals later Friday and then I'll get it here.

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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