How Ready Are You For A Hurricane?

The weather news is starting to feature Tropical Updates since we've turned the corner into a busier time for storms. Emily is stirring down in the Caribbean now and has Florida solidly in the forecast cone. While this system has not been declared a tropical storm or hurricane, it is still a good time to get ready for what ever the rest of the season brings us. Are you ready for a hurricane to happen now? Here are some checklist items to help you prepare for a storm -
  • Do you have plenty of cash in small bills stashed in the event there is no power, or you need to barter to get things you need during a disaster? Most ATM's will run out of cash, businesses may not be open and your best bet to buy stuff will be from people hawking stuff on the corner - for cash.
  • Do you have plenty of dry food (cans, dry mixes, dry milk, beverage mixes, pet food), enough for a weeks worth of meals? Make sure you have an old fashioned manual can opener too, or be sure all your cans are pop tops.
  • Do you have water or drinks enough for 3 days (at least a gallon a day per person)? This doesn't include bathing or cooking water, so a clean source of water for that is important too - fill your tub or sink for cleaning.
  • Do you have a bug out bag in case you need to leave your home - a change of clothes, cash, medications, sturdy shoes (not just sandals), silverware,etc.
  • Do you have a weapon to protect your life and/or property in the event of a disaster and there are no police services?
  • Do you have your automobile's full of gasoline, a spare 5 gallon can of gas, a full canister of propane for your grill?
  • Do you have flashlights and batteries that work? First Aid kit?
  • Do you have some basica tools, keys, portable Radio and Telephones?
  • Are your important documents secured in a waterproof safe or in a safety deposit box at the bank? Can you scan them and take the data device with you?
HERE is an excellent article outlining more detailed preparedness for a disaster.
I sure hope we manage to avoid the big one this year, and as I write this list I realize I'm not quite prepared. But I will be. Will you?

New August Coupons!

It's the beginning of a new month and that means lots of new coupons available to print. I see them at zip 90210.
  • Food Coupons$0.50 off Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
  • $0.75 off any Chex cereal
  • $0.75 off Cocoa Puffs cereal
  • $1.00 off any 3 General Mills Divisional cereals
  • $1.00 off 2 Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breast

$1/1 Reach Coupon

This is a great coupon to use to get free dental floss ($ 0.88 at WM) and cheap toothbrushes.
Go HERE and use zip code 90210. Remember to click the back arrow and print another coupon. 2 prints per PC.

Checkout Is A Breeze?

I have to smirk when I see the new bags they have at #Publix. They say in big letters, I LOVE IT WHEN CHECKOUT IS A BREEZE. I normally don't notice what gets printed on the bags, but the long check out when they inspect all my coupons gives me plenty of time to ponder. Lately, I've been especially conscious to notify the person stepping into line behind me that "I have a lot of coupons (waving them wildly) so it may take a few extra minutes to checkout". They ALL leave. A while ago when I would warn people about the extended checkout behind me, they would say - Oh, that's okay I'm not in a hurry. Or, that's fine I don't mind.  But not anymore, they all look at my pile of paper and beat it out of there.

I know the cashier appreciates it too because they aren't allowed to shoo people away from their lines, but then they don't have to listen to the person complain about the wait after I've walked away with my stuff. Sometimes I even suggest they turn off their light (if they won't get in trouble - some managers won't let them) so people don't come into our line. And just a couple weekends ago, I asked a manager to open a line for me since I had so many coupons and would need manager override too for numbers (too many coupons compared to items - due to stacking). Anyway, I do try to limit the inconvenience for other shoppers just because I choose to  pay with coupons. It does take a lot of time and focused attention at the register to make sure they are all handled correctly, and I certainly don't want to rush the cashier.

So, I look at that brown paper bag and dream for the day, I too can have checkout be a breeze.

Can You See Me Now?

This post brought to you by Zenni Optical. All opinions are 100% mine.

Everyone is trying to pinch a penny and save on their expenses, especially my family. One of the ways we've saved is by purchasing our eyeglasses online through The cool thing about Zenni is you can just go get your eye exam (hopefully for free through a deal or coupon) and then get your written Rx for your eyeballs. Don't forget to ask the Dr to measure your PD (pupil distance) so you can order your glasses correctly. My favorite glasses for years have been the sunshade models with the magnetic attachment to your eyeglass frame. I don't need to carry a spare pair of sunglasses around for outside, just put on the sunshade. Love it!

One of the newest features of Zenni Optical is that you can upload a picture of yourself and try on all your favorite style eyeglasses. Just click and drag over to your photo on the sidebar and it shows what you would look like with those frames.

Anyway, if you need prescription eyeglasses you'll find that you end up buying 2 or 3 pair at Zenni Optical because they are so affordable. For single vision and lots of extras, mine usually cost less than $30.
Zenni has been around for years and they were recently mentioned in Time magazine the editor loves his glasses from Zenni. There was also a US soldier in Afghanistan that praises Zenni at

You will too.

Four #Coupon Inserts 7/31/11

This weekend there will be 4 inserts in your Sunday paper - 2 RP, 1 SS and 1 P&G. Here is a preview thanks to Remember there are regional variations in coupons and your specific inserts may vary from this.
7/31/11 Redplum Insert PreviewAXE Shower gel or Detailer Buy One get One FREE up to $5.99 (9/24/11)
Buy any one Dove Shampoo or Conditioner no 40oz, trial or travel sizes get One Dove Treatment FREE up to $6.00 (8/28/11)
Buy any One Dove Women's Deodorant (Ultimate or Clincal Protection) and get a FREE Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant (2.7oz) or Deodorant (3.0oz) no trial/travel up to $5.50 (8/28/11)
Caress Tahitian Renewal, Cashmere Luxury, Daily Silk, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Glowing Touch,Sheer Twilight or Scarlet Blossom 12oz body wash or larger or 6-bar pack or larger .75/1 (8/28/11)
Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant .75/1 (8/28/11)
Degree Men or Women PREMIUM Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant or Body Mist $1.00/1 (8/28/11)
Domino Light or Amber Organic Agave Nectar , bottle .75/1 (9/30/11)
Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack or larger no Men+care $1.25/1 (8/28/11)
Dove Body Wash 10oz or larger no Men+care $1.00/1 (8/28/11)
Dove Men+Care Body and Face bar 6-bar pack or larger $1.00/1 (8/28/11)
Dove Men+Care Body and Face Wash 13.5oz or larger OR Active Clean Shower Tool $1.00/1 (8/28/11)
Hellmann's product 16.5 oz or larger .40/2 (8/28/11)
Jimmy D's product $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Lipton Tea bags, Lipton to go, or any Iced tea mixes .60/2 (8/28/11)
L'Oreal Excellence or Excellence to-go shade $2.00/1 (9/25/11)
L'Oreal Root Rescue product $2.00/1 (9/25/11)
Magnum Ice cream $1.00/1 (8/28/11)
Q-tips cotton swabs product 170 ct or larger .30/1 (8/28/11)
Ragu Pasta Sauce, jars .40/2 (8/28/11)
Skippy Peanut Butter product 15oz or larger $1.00/2 (8/28/11)
TRESemme Shampoo or Conditioner no trial $1.00/1 (8/28/11)
TRESemme Styling product no trial $1.00/1 (8/28/11)
Vaseline Product 3.1oz or larger $1.50/1 (8/28/11)
Wish-Bone or Western Dressings $1.00/2 (8/28/11)

7/31/11 Redplum 2 - Insert Preview

Boost-$1.50/1 any one multipack or canister of boost nutritional drink or drink mix (10/2/11)
Fat foam- $3/1 any shade fat foam permanent hair color ( 9/30/11)
Nestle coffee-mate $.55/1 nestle coffee-mate natural blisss product (10/30/11)
Skinny cow- $1.00/1 when you buy any one skinny cow multi-pack chocolate candy product (4.65oz-6oz) (10/31/11)
Skinny cow singles chocolate candy - b1g1 (.77oz-1oz), up to $0.99 (10/31/11)

7/31/11 Smartsource Insert Preview

Aveeno Suncare Product Save $1.00/1 (8/31/11)
Band-aid Adhesive Bandage Save $.50/1 (12/31/11)
Bestlife Buttery Spread, Spray, Sticks Save $.50/1 (10/09/11)
BIC Razor Save $2.00/1 (9/11/11)
BIC Stationery Products Save $1.00/2 (9/30/11)
Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops Save $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Boston Market Save $1.00/1 on any meal, sandwich, combo or salad (8/28/11)
Boston Market Save $1.00/1 on any meal, sandwich, combo or salad (8/28/11)
Boston Market Save $2.00/$10.00 (8/28/11)
Boston Market Save $4.00/$20.00 (8/28/11)
BUY ONE Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel GET ANY Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Product FREE (9/11/11)
Colgate 360 Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothbrush Save $1.00/1 (8/31/11)
Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief Toothpaste Save $1.50/1 (8/31/11)
Complete Blink-n-clean Drops or Blink Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops Save $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Complete Multipurpose Solution Save $1.00/1 12 oz+ (9/30)11
Duck Brand packaging Tape save $.50/1 (9/30/11)
Eat smart Naturals Snack Save $.75/1 5 oz+ (10/31/11)
Efferdent Product or Effergrip Save $.75/1 (11/30/11)
Eggland's Best Cage Free Dozen Eggs Save $.35/1 (12/31/11)
Eggland's' best Eggs Save $.35/1 (12/31/11)
Ensure Multipack Save $1.00/1 (10/31/11)
Extra, Orbit, Eclipse, Juicy Fruit, Double mint, Spearmint, Big Red or Winterfresh Save $.50/2 14-15 Pc Pack (10/31)Clean & Clear Product Save $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Extra, Orbit, Eclipse, Juicy Fruit, Double mint, Spearmint, Big Red or Winterfresh Save $1.00/1 Three Packs (10/31/11)
Finish Powerball or Gelpac Save $.75/1 (9/11/11)
Finish Quantum save $1.00/1 (9/11/11)
General Mills $1/2 Basic 4, Chex (any), Fiber One (any), Honey Nut Clusters, Oatmeal Crisp (any), Raisin Nut Bran, Total (any), or Wheaties (any) (9/10/11)
Glade Automatic Spray Refill save $1.50/1 (9/10/11)
Glade Fabric & Odor Eliminator Product Save $1.00/1 (9/10/11)
Glade Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder save $3.00/1 (9/20/11)
Glade Scented Oil Plugins or Two Single refills Save $1.00/1 (8/20/11)
Harbor Freight 20% Coupon
Harbor Freight Nine Coupons Listed
Harbor Freight Tools FREE Tape Measure
Harris Teeter All Natural Ice Cream Save $2.00/1 (10/25/11)
Harris Teeter Thin Crust Pizza save $1.00/1 (10/25/11)
Harris Teeter Your Home 12 Roll bath Tissue save $3.00/1 (10/25/11)
Harris Teeter Your Home 8 pk paper Towels Save $3.00/1 (7/27-10/25/11)
Listerine Mouthwash 50 ml or larger OR Reach Toothbrush OR Reach Floss OR Reach Access Flosser Save $.50/1 (12/31/11)
Listerine Mouthwash 500ml or larger AND Reach Toothbrush AND Reach Floss or Reach Access Flosser Save $3.00/3 (12/31/11)
Listerine Mouthwash 500ml or larger and/or Reach Toothbrush and/or Reach Floss or Reach Access Flosser Save $1.50/2(12/31/11)
Listerine Smart Rinse Mouthwash OR Listerine Agent Cool Blue Rinse 500ml IR Reach Kids Toothbrush Save $1.00/1 (12/31/11)
Listerine Smart Rinse Product OR Reach Toothbrush Product Save $1.00/1 (12/31/11)
Listerine Total Care Mouthwash 1L+ or any Total Care plus Whitening Mouthwash 32 fl oz OR Restoring Listerine Mouthwash 1L OR Listerine Zero Mouthwash 1L Save $1.00/1 (12/31/11)
Mitchum for Women Product save $.75/1 (9/4/11)
Naturesweet Cherry Tomatoes - Save $1.00 on any fresh eggs when you purchase two packages of (10/31/11)
Neosporin product and one Band-aid Adhesive Product and Save $1.50/1 (9/30/11)
Nuetrogena Face Makeup Save $2.00/1 (8/31/11)
Nuetrogena Lip or Eye Makeup save $1.00/1 (8/31/11)
Purell Product Save $1.00/1 8 oz+ (10/31/11)
Purell Products Save $1.00/3 (10/31/11)
Red Lobster $3.00/2 lunch entree's (9/8/11)
Red Lobster $4.00/2 dinner entree's (9/8/11)
Revlon Beauty Tool Save $1.00/1 (10/31/11)
Rubbermaid takealongs Save $1.00/2 (9/10/11)
Schiff Glucosamine Save $2.00/1 (10/31/11)
Schiff Mega D3 Save $2.00/1 (10/31/11)
Schiff Mega Red Save $3.00/1 (10/31/11)
Schiff Vitamin or Supplement Save $1.00/1 (10/31/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles Active Scrub Cream Cleanser Save $1.00/1 (9/11/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles Antibacterial Wipes Save $1.00/2 (9/11/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners Save $1.00/2 (9/11/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles Extend A Clean Bathroom Cleaner or Daily Shower Clener Save $1.00/1 (9/11/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner Save $1.00/1 (9/11/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer Save $1.00/1 (9/11/11)
Splenda Essentials Save $3.00/1 (8/15/11)
Splenda Sugar Blend or Brown Sugar Blend Save $1.00/1 (9/12/11)
Tyson Grilled and ready Products Save $1.00/1 (10/31/11)
Welch's Jams Jellies or Spreads Save $1.00/3 (10/31/11)
Windex Products save $1.00/2 (9/24/11)
Wonder file Portable Workstation Save $3.00/1 (9/18/11)
Woolite Formula Save $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Woolite Stomp'n Go Save $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Yoplait Greek Yogurt Save $.50/2 (9/24/11)

7/31/11 P&G Insert Preview

Always $.50/1 Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths (8/31/11)
Always $1/1 Infinity 14ct+ (8/31/11)
Always $1/1 Pantiliners 30ct+ (8/31/11)
Bounce $.25/1 dryer sheet or dryer bar refill (8/31/11)
Bounce $.50/1 dryer bar product (8/31/11)
Bounty $.25/1 napkins (8/31/11)
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins (8/31/11)
Braun $10/1 Series 3, Series 5 or series 7 shaver (8/31/11)
Braun $5/1 cruZer trimmer (8/31/11)
Cascade $1/1 (8/31/11)
Charmin $.25/1 (8/31/11)
Clairol $2/1 hair color (8/31/11)
Covergirl $1/1 (2 coupons) (8/31/11)
Crest $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ (8/31/11)
Crest $.75/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel (excludes Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar) (8/31/11)
Crest $10/1 3D White Professional Effects or 2 Hour Express Whitestrips (8/31/11)
Crest $2/1 Rinse 946mL+ (8/31/11)
Crest $5/1 3D White Advanced Vivid, Vivid, Stain Shield or Gentle Routine Whitestrips (8/31/11)
Dawn $.50/1 (8/31/11)
Downy $.50/1 liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets (8/31/11)
Duracell $.50/1 Coppertop, Ultra Advanced, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries (8/31/11)
Duracell $1/1 rechargeable batteries or charger or one 6-pack+ hearing aid batteries (8/31/11)
Fixodent $.50/1 adhesive 1.05oz+ (8/31/11)
Fixodent $.75/1 cleanser (8/31/11)
Gillette $2/1 body wash ets (8/31/11)
Gillette $2/1 Fusion skin care (8/31/11)
Gillette $3/2 deodorants or $3/1 Clinical deodorant ets (8/31/11)
Gillette $4/1 Fusion ProGlide razor (8/31/11)
Gillette Buy one Fusion ProGlide cartridge, get a free Fusion ProGlide shave prep (up to $4.29) (8/31/11)
Head & Shoulders $.50/1 shampoo or conditioner ets (8/31/11)
Iams $1/1 Naturals dry dog or cat food (8/31/11)
Iams $1/1 Premium Protection dry dog or cat food (8/31/11)
Iams $1/1 ProActive Health dry dog or cat food (8/31/11)
Iams B3G1 free (up to $1) canned dog or cat food (8/31/11)
Ivory/Safeguard $.50/1 Ivory body wash or bar or Safeguard bar or liquid hand soap (8/31/11)
Metamucil $1/1 (8/31/11)
Metamucil $1/1 fiber singles, capsules, or wafers (8/31/11)
Olay $3/1 Regenerist facial moisturizer ets (8/31/11)
Olay $5/1 Pro-X facial moisturizer or Pro-X Clear (excludes trial, cleanser, cleansing device and refills) (8/31/11)
Olay Buy one body wash, bar or hand and body lotion, get one Satin Care shave gel free (up to $3.99) (8/31/11)
Oral-B $.75/1 floss or floss picks 3ct+ (8/31/11)
Oral-B $.75/1 Pulsar CrossAction Advantage or $.75/2 Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes (8/31/11)
Oral-B $10/2 replacement brush heads 3ct+ (8/31/11)
Oral-B $3/1 battery toothbrush (8/31/11)
Oral-B $3/1 replacement brush heads 3ct+ (8/31/11)
Oral-B/Crest $.50/1 Oral-B Stages, Zooth or Crest kid's manual or power toothbrush (8/31/11)
Oral-B/Crest $.50/1 Stages, Zooth or Crest kid's toothpaste (8/31/11)
Pampers $1/2 bags or $1/1 box diapers or pants (8/31/11)
Pampers $2 off 1 diapers or pants AND 1 wipes 60ct+ (8/31/11)
Pampers $2/1 Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Limited Edition Prints or Extra Protection diapers (8/31/11)
Pantene $1/2 ets (8/31/11)
Pringles $.50/1 Snack Stack or Stix (8/31/11)
Pringles $1/2 fat free 165g+ (8/31/11)
Pringles $1/4 Super Stack cans 180g+ (8/31/11)
Puffs $.25/3 singles or $.25/1 3-pack (8/31/11)
Scope $.75/1 mouthwash 710mL+ (8/31/11)
Secret $1/1 Flawless, Scent Expressions or Fresh Effects deodorant twin pack (8/31/11)
Secret Buy two Scent Expressions or Fresh Effects deodorants, get one body spray free (up to $5) ets (8/31/11)
Swiffer $.75/1 refill or Dust & Shine (8/31/11)
Swiffer $1/1 Sweeper or Dusters starter kit (8/31/11)
Swiffer $5/1 Wet Jet or Sweeper Vac starter kit (8/31/11)
Tampax $.50/1 18ct+ (8/31/11)
Tampax $1/1 Pearl or Pearl Compak 18ct+ (8/31/11)
Tampax B1G1 free Pearl Compak (18-20ct) (up to $3.99) (8/31/11)
Tide $.50/1 Stain Release product (8/31/11)
Tide $1.50/1 Stain Release 26-50oz powder, 15-34ct duo pac or 36-68oz liquid (8/31/11)
Tide $1/1 detergent (8/31/11)
Tide stain release $1.50/1 - 26-50 oz powder,15-34 ct duo pac or 36-68 oz liquid (8/31/11)
Venus $2/1 Venus or Daisy disposable razor (8/31/11)
Venus Buy one refill, get $5 off a razor (excludes disposables) (8/31/11)

#Publix Weekly Ad Sneak Peek 7/28-8/3/11

BOGOs:Fresh Express Salad Blends, 5-12 oz bag, save up to 3.99
Post Cereal, Great Grains or Selects, 13 to 16 oz box, save up to 3.36
Ragu Pasta Sauce, 16 to 24 oz jar, save up to 2.19
Mueller's Pasta, 12 to 16 oz box, (excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells and Egg Noodles), save up to 1.49
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, 8 ct, 13.5 to 15.2 oz box, save up to 2.15
Gatorade Thirst Quencher ot G2, 64 oz bottle, save up to 2.50
V8 Splash Beverage or Diet V8 Splash, Antioxidant Plus, 64 oz bottle, save up to 2.99
Ocean Spray Blueberry Cocktail Juice or Diet Beverage Juice: Blueberry or Blueberry Pomegranate, or Blueberry Pomegranate Juice Drink, 64 oz bottle, save up to 2.93
Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 4 pk, 11 to 15.25 oz can, save up to 4.99
Old El Paso Dinner Kit, 8.4 to 19.2 oz box, save up to 3.19
Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in water, 5 oz pouch, save up ot 2.89
Kraft Barbecue Sauce, Original or Honey, 28 oz bottle, save up to 2.79
Caribou Ground Coffee, 12 oz bag, 8.99
Mt Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles, 16 oz jar, save up to 2.19
Emerald Mixed Nuts, Almonds or Cashews, 10 to 11.5 oz canister, save up to 5.79
Entenmann's Little Bites, 8.25 to 8.75 oz box, save up to 4.49
Nestle Butterfinger Fun Size Bar, Baby Ruth, or Assorted Miniatures Candy Bars, 19.75 or 24 oz bag, save up to 6.49
Thomas' English Muffins or Hearty Muffins, 11 to 13 oz pkg, save up to 3.89
Diana's Bananas Banana Babies, Dark or Milk Chocolate, 10.5 oz box, save up to 4.49
Kellogg's Eggo Waffles, Regular, Nutri-Grain, FiberPlus or Thick & Fluffy, 9.8 to 12.6 oz box, save up to 2.93
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables, 11 or 12 oz bag, save up to 2.39
WholeFruit Fruit Bars, 16.5 oz box, save up to 3.59
Pepperidge Farm Garlic or Cheese Texas Toast, 9.5 or 11.25 oz box or Premium Roasted Garlic Toast, 12.7 oz box, save up to 2.89
Purina Tidy Cat Cat Litter Premium Scoop: Power Blend or Original or Long Lasting Odor Control Scoop, 14 lb jug, save up to 7.49
Nature's Own Honey Wheat Rolls, Hot Dog or Sandwich, 8 pk, 13 or 15 oz pkg, save up to 2.69
Shout Laundry Stain Remover with Trigger, 22 oz bottle, save up to 2.99
Publix Extra Strength Gas Relief Softgels, 30 ct pkg, save up to 5.59
General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios, Regular or Multigrain, 16.2 to 18 oz, Lucky Charms, Reese's Puffs or Cookie Crisp, 15.6 to 18 oz, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 21.25 oz box, save up to 5.19
Kellogg's Cereal Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops, or Rice Krispies, 12 to 16.5 oz box, save up to 4.10
Arnold Dutch Country Bread 100% Whole Wheat, Double Fiber 100% Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, 100% Whole Grain or Premium Potato, 22 or 24 oz loaf, save up to 2.89
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing, 22 oz bottle, save up to 4.69
Yoplait Go-Gurt Portable Yogurt, 8 pk, 2.25 oz tube, save up to 2.79
Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinner or Rotini & Cheese or Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese. 9.4 to 14 oz box, save up to 2.09

Brownies, 8 ct, 3.99
Decorated Cupcakes, 6 ct, 3.99
Hoagie Rolls, 4 ct, 11 oz, 2.29
Key Lime, Mango Key Lime or Pineapple Passion Fruit Pie, 34 oz, 6.99

Silk Soymilk, half gallon, (excluding Silk AlmondMilk), 2/$5
Temptations by Jell-O Snacks, 3 pk, 3.9 to 4.6 oz cup, or Jell-O Gelatin, Pudding, Cheesecake, or Sundae, 6 pk, 2.3 to 4 oz cup, 2/$5
Publix Sweet Cream Butter, Salted or Unsalted, 16 oz box, 2.89
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, 16.3 or 17.3 oz can, 4/$5
International Delight Creamer, 32 oz bottle, 2/$5
Publix Shredded Cheese, 6 or 8 oz pkg, 2/$5
Publix Sliced Cheese, 6 or 8 oz pkg, 2/$5

Publix Deli Chicken Tenders, 5.99/lb
Boar's Head Deluxe Cooked Ham, 8.49/lb
Boar's Head Muenster Cheese (excluding Low Sodium), 7.49/lb
Publix Deli Homestyle Red Potato Salad, 16 oz container, 2/$4
Publix Deli Roast Beef and Swiss Sandwich, premade, 3.29, Boar's Head, 3.79

DiGiorno Pizza, 12.6 to 36.8 oz box, 2/$12
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Entrees, or Marie Callender's, 8.5 to 19 oz box, 4/$10

Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix or Supreme, Dessert Bar Mix, 16.5 to 19.5 oz box, 2/$3
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5 or 17.9 oz pouch, 2/$3
Progresso Soup, 18 to 19 oz can, 4/$5
Deer Park Natural Spring Water, 3L bottle, B2G1F
Pepsi 12 pk, 12 oz cans, 3/$13
Coca-Cola 8 pk, 12 oz bottles, 3/$11
Arizona Tea, 12 pk, 11.5 oz can, B2G1F
Keebler Crackers, 8 to 16 oz pkg, 2/$5
Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks or SunChips, 8.75 to 11.5 oz bag, 2/$6
Nabisco Oreo Cookies, 15 to 18 oz pkg, Fudge Cremes or Rings, 9.6 or 11.3 oz pkg, Cakesters, 12.32 to 15.9 oz, or Stix, 5 oz, 2/$5
Golden Flake Potato Chips, 5 oz bag, 2/$3
Powerade Sports Drink or Powerade Zero, 8 pk, 20 oz bottle, 2/$10
Fritos Corn Chips, or Flavor Twists Corn Snacks, 10.5 oz bag, 2/$5
Frito-Lay Snacks, 20 or 22 ct pkg, 5.99
Nature Valley Granola Bars, Trail Mix Bars, Thins or Clusters, 5 to 9 oz pkg, 2/$3
Mott's 100% Apple Juice, Mott's Plus or Mott's for Tots, 64 oz bottle, or Mott's Apple Sauce, 6 pk, 3.9 or 4 oz cup, 3/$6
Health & Beauty:
Excedrin Pain Medicine, 20 or 24 ct box (look for 25% more free boxes), 2/$5
One A Day Supplement, 30 to 200 ct box, 25% off
Cortizone-10 Ointment, Creme or Gel, 1 oz pkg, 3.99
Slim-Fast! 3-2-1 Plan Shakes, 6 pk, 11 oz can, 2/$10
Gillette Venus Razor, 1 ct, 7.69
Satin Care Shave Gel, 7 oz can, 2/$4
Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, Cool Mint, FreshBurst, Original or Vanilla Mint, 1L bottle, 3.99
Dial Bath Bar Soap or Coast, 3 ct pkg, or Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash, 7.5 oz bottle, 3/$5
Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color, 5.99
Vaseline Skin Care Lotion, 24.5 oz bottle, 4.99
Tampax Pearl Tampons, 36 to 54 ct pkg, or Always Infinity Ultra Thin or Maxi Overnight Pads, 28 to 48 ct, 6.99
Gerber Graduates Lil' Entrees or Healthy Meals, 5.3 to 6.6 oz box, 3/$5
Suave Naturals Shampoo or Conditioner or Kids, 22 oz bottle, 4/$5
Axe Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, 2.7 or 3 oz pkg, or Body Spray, 4 oz can, or Shower Gel, 12 oz bottle, 2/$7
Bounty Giant Paper Towels, 8 roll, 11.99
Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft, Mega 12 roll, Double 24 roll, 13.99
Publix Unscented Bathroom Tissue, double roll, 12 roll pkg, 5.49
Publix Tall Kitchen Bags with Drawstring or Flap-Ties Closure, 13 gallon, 55 or 85 ct pkg, 5.99
Dixie Plates or Bowls, Soak Proof Shield, 20 to 48 ct, 2.19
Ziploc Pleated Sandwich Bags, 100 ct, 2/$5
Duracell CopperTop Alkaline Batteries, AA or AAA 10 ct, C or D 4 ct, or 9 Volt 2 ct, 25% off
3M Micro Allergen Reduction Filters, 9.99
3M Ultra Allergen Reduction Filters, 13.99
Purex Laundry Detergent, 83 or 100 oz bottle, 4.99
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, 22 oz can, 2/$4
Air Wick Freshmatic Spray Refill, Scented Oil Refill, Scented Candle or Lyson Neutra Air Freshmatic Refill, 2 ct, 4.29 to 6.35 oz pkg, 3.99
Pine-Sol All-Purpose Cleaner, 48 oz bottle, 2.49
Publix Glass Cleaner, Trigger bottle, 32 oz, 1.79
Wisk 2X Laundry Detergent, 50 oz bottle, 4.49
Boneless Shoulder Roast, 3.99/lb, Steaks, 4.29/lb
Lean Ground Beef, 3.99/lb, Patties, 4.29/lb
Center-Cut Pork Rib Chops, 3.49/lb
Center-Cut Pork Loin Chops, 3.59/lb
Publix GreenWise Market New York Strip Steaks, 10.99/lb, Roast, 10.69/lb
Pork Loin Back Ribs, 4.49/lb, Southwest-Seasoned, 4.99/lb
Publix Fully-Cooked Entrees, 17 or 18 oz pkg, 4.99
Boneless Ribeye Steaks, 7.99/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, 2.99/lb, GreenWise Market 4.99/lb
Publix Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon Original, Lower Sodium, Lower Sodium Thick-Sliced, or Center-Cut, 12 to 16 oz pkg, 3.99
Oscar Mayer Lunchables, 6.7 to 11.7 oz pkg, 2/$5
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Lunch Meats, 7 to 9 oz pkg, 3/$10
Iams Dog Food or Puppy Food, 15.5 or 17.5 lb bag, 17.99
Whiskas Cat Food, tray, 30 or 36 oz, 2/$7
Pedigree Little Champions Adult Dog Food, Variety Pack, 12 pk, 5.3 oz pouch, 5.99
Publix Wild Bird Seed, 20 lb bag, 8.99
Baking Potatoes, 5 lb bag, 3.49
Red or White Seedless Grapes, 1.89/lb
Simply 100% Orange, Apple or Grapefruit Juice, or Juice Blend, 1.75L bottle, 2/$7
Simply Limeade or Lemonade, 1.75L bottle, 2/$5
California Peaches or Nectarines, White or Yellow Flesh, 1.99/lb
Tomatoes on the Vine, 1.79/lb
California Plums, Red, Purple or Black, 1.29/lb
Seedless Watermelon Chunks, 2.99/lb
Florida Avocados, each, 1.29
Sweet Cherries, 1.99/lb
Rainier Cherries, 16 oz pkg, 3.99
California Strawberries, 16 oz pkg, 2/$5, 32 oz pkg, 4.99
Publix White Mushrooms, whole or sliced, 8 oz pkg, 2/$3
Yellow or Zucchini Squash, 1.49/lb
Fresh Sockeye Salmon Fillets, 9.99/lb
Small Lobster Tails, 3 oz minimum, each, 5.99
Medium Cooked Shrimp, 41 to 50 per pound, 7.99/lb
Snow Crab Clusters, 8.99/lb
In Ad Qs:
$6.00 off two Enfamil Infant Powder Formula 22.2 or 23.4 oz pkg
$2.00 off two Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups or GoodNites, select sizes apply
$1.00 Publix Deli Kid's Meal
New Essentials:
Publix Premium Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt or Sherbet, including Light and Homemade, half gallon carton, 2/$7
Tombstone Pizza, 18.1 to 29.5 oz pkg, (excluding Stuffed Crust and Brick Oven Varieties), limit four, 2.99
Colgate Toothpaste, 4.6 or 8.2 oz pkg, or Colgate Total Advanced, 4 oz tube or Colgate MaxFresh, MaxWhite or MaxClean, 6 oz tube, 2.29
White Mountain Bread, bakery, 16 oz loaf, 2.59
Chef Boyardee Pasta, 14.5 to 15 oz can, 0.89
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, 19 or 24 oz bottle, 2.49
Publix Young Turkey Breast, Frozen, 1.79/lb
Publix Cereal Honey Nut, Toasted Oats, 12.25 oz box, limit four, 1.49
Publix GreenWise Market Bathroom Tissue, Double Roll, 1.99

Thanks to

Publix Green Advantage Flyer 8/6/11 - 8/26/11

Publix coupons 08/06/2011 - 8/26/2011:

$3.00 any 4 mix or match: Colgate toothpaste 4.0 oz. or larger, Softsoap body wash 15 - 18 oz. or refill 32 oz. or 56 oz., Irish Spring body wash 15 oz. or deodorant 2.7 oz., Speed Stick 2.7 oz. or larger or Lady Speed Stick 2.3 oz. or larger (excludes trial and travel sizes)

$6.00 any 2 mix or match: Sundown Naturals vitamins, Osteo Bi-Flex, Flex-a-min, Ester-C, or Marvel Heroes gummies

$5.00 any 2 mix or match: Advil or Avdil PM 32 ct. or larger or Children's Advil or Thermacare 2 ct. or 3 ct.

$2.00 any Cortaid anti-itch product

75¢ Benadryl topical anti-itch or any Neosporin product

$3.00 Allegra 24 hour 30 - 45 ct. or Allegra-D 12 hour 20 ct.

$3.00 Tylenol Precise 2.5 oz. cream or heat patch 3 ct.

$5.00 Zantac 150 mg tablets 65 ct.

$5.00 any 2 mix or match: Bifera, Geritol, Feosol, Contac or Vivarin

$1.50 any Pond's product

55¢ Suave hair care product

55¢ Suave body wash product

$1.50 Axe hair or shower gel product

$1.50 Caress body wash 18 oz.

$2.00 John Frieda Precision foam colour (in select stores)

$2.00 Banana Boat suncare products (excluding lip and stick, in select stores)

$1.00 Elations ready-to-drink 6 pack or powder 7 packets

Free Quattro Titanium or TrimStyle razor WYB any Schick Quattro 4 ct. refill

$1.00 Kotex pads 14 - 56 ct., Security tampons 18 - 36 ct., or Lightdays 40 - 64 ct. (in select stores)

$2.00 Depend for Men or Women 14 - 52 ct. or Poise 30 - 72 ct. (in select stores)

$3.00 Ensure regular, bone, muscle, immune, or high protein (excluding Ensure Plus & Ensure Clinical Strength)

$1.00 any Avent baby product

Other Deals in Flyer:

20% Off - Garnier Nutritioniste Skincare Cleansers, Moisturizers & Treatments (in select stores)
$6.99 – L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence-to-Go Hair Color
10/$10 – Larabar 1.6 oz
33% Off – Nature Made Vitamins or SoyJoy Bars (6 pk)
2/$8 – Kashi Go Lean (4 pk)
$16.99 – Schiff Move Free Advanced 80-120 ct or MegaRed Krill Oil 60 ct.
$6.99 – RevitaLens 10 oz, Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 12 oz., or Blink Tears 15 mL.
$5.99 – Blink-N-Clean 20 mL or Blink For Contacts 10 mL
$4.99 – Vaseline or Dove Lotion (13.5 oz +)
$3.29 – Q-Tips Cotton Swabs (625 ct)
$3.49 – Dove Men+Care Body or Face Bar (2 pk)
$5.99 – L’Oreal Root Rescue Kit
$.79 – VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner 15 oz.
$2.99 – Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products 3 – 13oz (Excludes Blow Dry Perfector, Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo or Conditioner 13 oz)
$3.99 – Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo or Conditioner 13 oz.
$1 Off – Conair Brushes and Combs (Sale Price Reflects Savings)
25% Off – Thicker Fuller Hair, DEP, L.A. Looks, got2b or Zero Frizz Hair Care 4 – 20 oz.
2/$5 – Pert Plus 2 in 1 or 3 in 1 Moisturizing 13.5 oz.
$2.39 – Salon Grafix Hair Spray 10 oz.
2/$6 – Speedstick 24/7, Stainguard or Irish Spring Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 2.7-3 oz.
$1.79 – Michum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, any, 1.7 – 2.25
$2.79 – Michum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 2.5 or 3.4 oz.
2/$7 – Sea Breeze Clear Pore or Sensitive Skin Astringent 10 oz.
$2.99 – Stridex Pads, 90 ct.
$3.99 – Kanka .33 oz
$5.99 – Schick HYDRO 3 Razor or Refills
$5.99 – Schick Xtreme 3 Men’s or Women’s 4 ct. Disposable Razors
$8.99 – Schick Quattro TrimStyle Razor
2/$4 – HYDRO Shave Gel 8.4 oz.
$3.99 – Nivea Lotion, Any, 13.5 oz
$1.99 – Carefree Pantiliners 16 ct, 36 – 60 ct.
$4.49 – Stayfree Ultra Thin or Maxi Pads 28 – 44 ct
$4.99 – L’Oreal Age Perfect, Go 360 Clean, Advanced Revitalift or Skin Genesis Cleansers
$6.00 – Lysol Healthy Touch No-Touch Hand Soap System
2/$7 – ACT Rinse 16.9 -18 oz.
$2.99 – WellPatch 4 ct., Rohto Redness Relief .4 oz, or Oxy Max Strength
$6.99 – Oxy Clinical 1.25 – 5.1 oz
$3.49 – Clear Eyes Eye Drops .5 oz
$5.99 – Clear Eye Redness Drops 1 oz.
$5.39 – Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies, Suppositories, Chewable Tablets, Stool Softener
20% Off – Sonicare Essence or Xtreme Battery Toothbrush
$26.99 – Sonicare E-Series 2 Brush Heads
$4.49 – Efferdent Tablets 78 – 108 ct.
50% Off – No Nonsense Women’s, Men’s or Kid’s Socks, Any, 6 pk.
$.99 – Hefty EZ Foil Bake & Broil Pans

via Publix thread

My Publix Trip - Morningstar, Kashi stuff

At the beginning of the week, I wasn't that impressed with the #Publix Weekly Ad, but then I got to digging in my coupons and scouring the ad more. The moneymaker papermate pens are still on sale and a new TQ has been issued. If you can't print more, go HERE and search for your item name and more than likely a mpp will be available for download. There are other free scissors and tape too for donating school supplies.
I was most excited about the Morningstar products since I need to focus on my diet again. I gave up drinking more than one or two beers occasionally, and now am drinking plenty of water. However, reintroducing carbs into my menu is not helping. I weigh the same now as I did the first day of the month. I'd like to try the strict 17 Day Diet again where I lost 7 lbs in June. So, that means no more bread and rice with dinner for a couple weeks.
Anyway, here's my shop for tonight.
22-Jul 46   103.33 14.30 87.96 tax 1.07 44 -98.96%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q   total Q# Q details
water 2.5 gal 2 1.99 3.98       3.98    
peanuts 1 2.49 2.49       2.49    
gasX 10ct 3 2.39 7.17   10.00   -2.83 1 $10 wyb 3 products 7-17ss
Always, 20 ct  3 1.19 3.57   8.00   -4.43 2 $5 GC wyb 3 PQ tearpd + (2) $1.50/1 pq
Bengay 2 4.49 8.98   10.00   -1.02 2 $5/1 printable ss
Kashi TLC cereal 2 2.99 5.98   4.00   1.98 2 (2) $2/1 print
Kashi TLC cookies 2 3.29 6.58   8.58   -2.00 3 Free wyb Kashi bars+cereal + (1) $2/1
Kashi TLC bars 2 2.99 5.98   6.00   -0.02 3 (2) $2/1 print + $2/4 TQ
Kraft Light Mayo 30oz BOGO 2 4.73 9.46 4.73 2.00   2.73 2 (2) $1/1 stocking spree coupon
Papermate profile click pen, 2 ct 10 0.50 5.00   10.00   -5.00 10 $1/1 TQ
Papermate ball pt  pen 10ct 10 0.50 5.00   10.00   -5.00 10 $1/1 TQ
Kraft Salad Drsg RAINCHECK 6 3.19 19.14 9.57 11.38   -1.81 7 (3)$1/2 6-19ss+(2)B2G1 TQ+(2) $1/2 TQ
Publix Gift Card 1 20.00 20.00       20.00    
$/$$ coupon   0.00 0.00   3.00   -3.00 1 $3 off $30 PQ recyclebank x 8/10
$/$$ coupon   0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5/$25 SAL x7/28

Frugal Ways to Beat the Heat

America is being subjected to another heat wave, especially the folks up North. Actually, here in central Florida it was a beautiful, cool morning of 71F and promises to be a great day with virtually no chance of rain. It's a great day to get outside!
Anyway, those of you with the oppressive heat and humidity will probably want to get out early, and then find somewhere cool inside during the afternoon – unless of course you don't have air conditioning. Then you'll want to head out to some cool places besides your un-air conditioned house.
  • The Library is a great choice for a cool indoor location that won't tempt you to spend money. You can surf the internet and read anything you want. Or you could bring your knitting and sit in a corner listening to your ipod, or favorite afternoon drive time radio show.
  • A Museum or historical site is another great choice to spend some time indoors in a cool location. This option may have an admission fee, but you might actually broaden your mind here.
  • The Grocery Store is always cold, especially in the frozen foods and dairy aisle. Just make sure you stick to your list. Plan your shop for the middle of the day when it's the hottest, but be sure you don't get stuck in traffic on the way home or all the ice cream and Popsicles will melt.
  • The community pool or a lake – just make sure there are no gators in that lake. We saw a big one at the State Park river this weekend. If you don't have a pool or a lake, pull out the old sprinkler and a large piece of plastic and just roll around on the ground in the water, It will cool you down just fine.
  • A Shady park – bring a chair and sit in the shade. If there is a breeze this will be like natures air conditioning.
  • A Church – a good old fashioned big church built with lots of block will be a nice cool place to hang out, say a prayer that the heat will end soon, and hope that winter will not be that bad – you're not complaining about the heat.
Remember to drink lots of water. No, more than that even. And don't run your heat generating appliances like dishwashers, dryers and ovens in the daytime. You're A/C can only cool your house about 20F cooler than the outside temp, so if its 100F and your thermostat is set for 65F you're in for a surprise. Wear loose fitting, light fabrics and skip the socks – wear sandals to let your body acclimate and tolerate the heat better.