The Frugal Way To Watch Football

Did you spend money to watch the football game yesterday? Maybe you went to the game and dropped $20 on parking, and another $11 for a beer, and at least $50 for a ticket in the nose bleed section. Or maybe you went out to a bar with a big screen TV and ordered wings and a pitcher of beer and it set you back $25. Or maybe you were influenced by all those TV commercials and ordered the special satellite football package where you can get ALL the games every weekend. Or maybe you are a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan and were blacked out from watching your favorite team at home for the 10th time in a row. Like me.
It looks like the Bucs will be blacked out all season, so if you really want to see all those great interceptions, there is a way to see it for FREE. Yup. I did. Watched it on my computer streaming online yesterday. You still get the original broadcast with all the commercials, so you can still get up to refill your chip bowl. Granted the picture is a little grainy when you expand it to full screen, but it is better than nothing. Just go to and click on AM FOOTBALL and select the team you want to watch, there are several so it doesn't matter if you want to watch the Vikings and they don't show that game in your market. You get all the markets online. There are many links you can choose from so if one doesn't come through, click the next one.
This type of viewing is not without its perils. You are watching a European feed and the potential for viruses is definitely there. There are several pop ups, but just click the red X to close them. You shouldn't have to download anything to make it work. It does require Adobe Flash Player so I would go ahead and download that first from a trusted source, like Adobe. And it also requires firefox or chrome browser, not internet explorer, so if you don't have that go ahead and download that before you set out to watch TV online too. I was able to watch it on my desktop with Windows 7, but was having trouble with my laptops with Windows 7 and XP - still troubleshooting those. I would like to get it on my laptop and connect to my HD TV for a better viewing experience.
If you're thinking of setting up your computer, don't delay if you're a Bucs fan - the next game (10/3/11) is at home on Monday Night Football and it wouldn't be cool to miss that one.

My Publix Trip - Paid $3.19

We had terrific end of the summer rain that started on us just as we're leaving Publix. Welcome to Autumn, folks. Hope everyone in Tampa made it home safely.
The Publix sale this week has a few items of interest. I picked up some salad prep items earlier in the week to use up some overage so there were less produce items this trip. We got some cat food and dog treats, plus I love those Vlasic pickle stackers for sandwiches and the Emerald nuts are a great after work snack. Luckily most items were in stock, but I suspect with the MM items Whiskas and Milk Bone that the shelves will be empty - just remember to get rain checks. I did notice in my early morning Centro that the SS insert has many Publix coupons for meats and cheese products. One I noticed is the $1/1 Sorrento Fresh sliced Mozzarella PQ which is now on an unadvertised sale for $3.99. This would be a good choice for applying any overage you get.
22-Sep 28 90.53 30.24 57.10 tax 3.19 38 -96.47%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q total Q# Q details
Garbanzo beans canned 1 1.00 1.00 1.00
Fresh Express Salad BOGO 2 3.99 7.98 3.99 4.00 -0.01 2 $2/1 printable
banana 2 0.35 0.70 0.70
TGIF Stuffed Jalapenos 15 oz 5 3.99 19.95 15.00 4.95 10 $1.50/1 PQ + $1.50 MQ + RC
mushrooms 1 2.29 2.29 2.29
Vlasic pickle stackers BOGO 2 2.89 5.78 2.89 1.10 1.79 2 $0.55/1 9-11SS
Emerald cashews BOGO 2 5.79 11.58 5.79 2.00 3.79 2 $1/1 9-11RP or printable
Whiskas Cat Food 3lb BOGO 4 4.49 17.96 8.98 12.00 -3.02 8 $2/1 9-18RP +$1/1 PQ print
Milk Bone snacks BOGO 2 3.50 7.00 3.50 4.50 -1.00 3 $1.50/2 TQ + $1/1 print + BIGI
Milk Bone Essential snacks 2 3.50 7.00 3.50 4.50 -1.00 3 BOGO printable
Voskos Greek Yogurt 4 1.00 4.00 3.00 1.00 4 $0.75/1 printable
Nivea Body Wash 30% off 1 5.29 5.29 1.59 3.00 0.70 2 $1/1 TQ + $2/1 MQ 7-31 RP
$/$$ coupon 0.00 0.00 3.00 -3.00 1 $3 off $30 PQ recyclebank x 10/9
$/$$ coupon 0.00 0.00 5.00 -5.00 1 $5/$25 SAL
I also happened to ask the CS desk if they had any coupon booklets (which I usually don't do - but I should), and was rewarded with a One Stop, One Store booklet, a Take Your Budget By the Horns booklet (last one they had), and a Tailgate book. So, the lesson here is if your store doesn't have booklets out, always ask. I would rather get one from asking, than NONE since smash and grabbers get them all if they are put out. 
Now that I have the One Stop, One Store booklet there are a few items I'll get later this week - like the airwick candle, fancy feast cat food and probably something else but I can't think of it now.

9/25 Coupon Inserts - SS + RP

9/25 Smartsource
Birds Eye $.50/1 Steamfresh Chef's Favorites variety (11//11)
Bissell $1/1 carpet cleaning powder or carpet cleaning foam (10/31/11)
Blink $1/1 Tears or GelTears lubricating eye drops (10/31/11)
Brawny $.50/1 paper towels (12/31/11)
Clearasil $1/1 product (11/6/11)
COMPLETE $1/1 12oz+ multi-purpose solution (10/31/11)
COMPLETE/Blink $1/1 COMPLETE Blink-N-Clean lens drops or Blink contacts lubricant eye drops (10/31/11)
Edge $.55/1 7oz+ shave gel (11/6/11)
Extra $1/2 packs of 15 -stick hum dnd (12/31/11)
General Mills $1/2 Basic 4, Chex, Fiber One, Honey Nut Clusters, Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran, Total or Wheaties (11/15/11)
General Mills $1/2 Cheerios all varieties (11/5/11)
Glade $.55/1 Premium Room spray 9.7oz (11/5/11)
Glade $.75/2 4oz jars or Scented Oil candle products (11/5/11)
Glade $1/1 Plugins Scented Oil twin refill or $1/2 single refills (11/5/11)
Glade $1/1 Press & Spray starter kit (11/5/11)
Glade $2/1 Sense & Spray starter kit (11/5/11)
Hershey's $1/2 Bliss chocolates 8oz+ (11/20/11)
Hershey's $1/3 snack size bags of Reese's, Kit Kat, Hershey's Milk Chocolate, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly Rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers 9-22oz (10/15/11)
Icy Hot/Aspercreme/Capzasin/Sportscreme/Flexall $1/1 excludes Icy Hot 1ct back patch and .5oz naturals (12/31/11)
Irish Spring $.50/1 body wash excludes 2.5oz or $.50/2 multi-bar packs 3pk+ (10/15/11)
Irish Spring $.50/1 deodorant (10/15/11)
John Frieda $1/1 Frizz-Ease product ets (11/27/11)
John Frieda $2/1 Precision Foam Colour (11/30/11)
Kaukauna $1/2 balls and logs (12/31/11)
Kaukauna $1/2 cups (12/31/11)
KC Masterpiece $.50/1 barbecue sauce or marinade (12/31/11)
Kingsford $2 off meat with purchase of charcoal 8.3lb+ or Match Light charcoal 6.3lb+ (12/31/11)
Morton $.55/1 Season-All (12/31/11)
One A Day $1/1 adult or teen multivitamin product (12/31/11)
One A Day $3/2 adult or teen multivitamin products (12/31/11)
Pillsbury $.75/2 refrigerated cookie dough (12/17/11)
Pledge $1/1 Fabric Sweeper for pet hair (11/5/11)
Pledge $2/2 furniture care products (11/5/11)
Popcorn, Indiana $1/1 family size bag (5-18oz) dnd (12/31/11)
Pyrex $1/1 glass storage (12/31/11)
Revlon $1/1 beauty tool (11/30/11)
Schick $2/1 Quattro for Women razor (11/5/11)
Schick $2/1 Quattro Titanium razor or trimmer (11/6/11)
Schick $2/1 Quattro Titanium refill (11/6/11)
Schick $2/1 Slim Twin or Quattro disposable razor pack not valid on 2ct (11/6/11)
Schick $4/1 Quattro for Women refill (11/5/11)
Schick $4/2 Slim Twin or Quatttro disposable razor packs not valid on 2ct (11/6/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles $.75/1 fantastik all purpose cleaner (11/5/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 bathroom cleaners (11/5/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles $2/2 toilet cleaning products (11/5/11)
Shout $.55/1 product (11/5/11)
Softsoap $.35/1 hand soap pump 8oz+ or refill (10/15/11)
Softsoap $.50/1 bar soap 2pk+ (10/15/11)
Softsoap $.75/1 body wash 12oz+ (10/15/11)
Stouffer's $1/1 family size entree (12/31/11) matches up with Publix BOGO sale this week!Sunsweet $1/2 dried plum or other dried fruit dnd (12/31/11)
Theraflu $2/1 multi-symptom Severe Cold with Lipton Green Tea & Honey Lemon flavors (12/3/11)
Theraflu $3/2 products (12/3/11)
Tomcat $.55/1 product dnd (11/30/11)
TruMoo $.55/1 half gallon+ chocolate milk dnd (10/22/11)
Windex $1/1 multi surface product (11/5/11)
Windex $1/2 products (11/5/11)
Zantac $1/1 24ct+ product (12/31/11)

Red Plum 9/25/11
C&H $.75/1 bottle of Light or Amber Organic Agave Nectar (11/30/11)
California Pizza Kitchen $1/1 product (11/30/11)
Carnation $.50/1 instant nonfat dry milk (12/31/11)
Carnation $.50/2 12oz can evaporated milk (12/31/11)
Centrum $3/1 ProNutrients supplement (10/15/11)
Centrum $3/1 ProNutrients supplement or Specialist multivitamin (10/15/11)
Crest $1/1 3D White oral care item ets Target coupon (10/31/11)
Crest $7/1 3D White Whitestrips 20ct Professional Effects or 4ct 2-hour express Target coupons (10/31/11)
Garnier Nutrisse $2/1 shade or multi-lights kit (11/5/11)
Kettle $1/1 4oz bag baked potato chips (11/26/11)
Kettle $1/1 5oz+ bag potato chips (11/26/11)
Kibbles 'n Bits $1.50/1 dry dog food (11/19/11)
M&M's $1/3 bags of fun size chocolate candy 8.67oz+, 10 varieties listed dnd (10/31/11)
Milk-Bone $1.50/2 dog snacks (11/25/11) matches up with Publix BOGO sale this week!Milk-Bone $1/1 mini's dog snacks (11/25/11)
Morton $1/2 System Saver II pellets 40, 50 or 80lb bags or Rust Remover pellets 40 or 80lb bags or $1/3 System Saver II pellets 25lb bags (1/29/12)
Olay $10/2 Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects moisturizers or Smooth Finish facial hair remover duo excludes Pro-X cleansing device, refill and trial sizes (10/31/11)
Olay $2/1 facial cleanser excludes Pro-X cleansing device, refill and trial sizes (10/31/11)
Pantene $3/2 products ets (10/31/11)Purina Buy one Friskies cat treats, get one Friskies Crispies free up to $1.85 (12/25/11)
Secret $1/1 twin pack (10/31/11)
Sparkle $.50/1 2 giant roll paper towels (12/31/11)
State Fair $.55/1 product dnd (11/30/11)
SuperPretzel $.50/1 soft pretzel item (10/13/11)
Target P&G $1/2 items: Venus Embrace razor, Pantene hair care, Secret deodorant, Olay body wash ets Target Coupon (11/26/11) stacks w MQ this insert!
Target P&G $2/2 items: CoverGirl Simply Ageless, Outlast Blast or Olay Pro-X, Definity, Regenerist ets Target Coupon (11/26/11)
Tide $.50/1 detergent (10/31/11)
Tio Pepe's $.50/1 churros (10/13/11)
Uncle Ben's Buy 3 Ready Rice pouches, get one Whole Grain White Rice free up to $2.30 (11/20/11)


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#Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad 9/22 - 9/27/11

Publix Deli Pre-Sliced Sweet Ham, 96% fat-free, 12-oz pkg, save up to $5.99
Perdue Chicken Breast Nuggets, Regular, Fun Shapes, or Whole Grain, or Whole Grain Cars Chicken Sticks, Breaded, Fully-Cooked, 11.2, or 12-oz pkg, $4.39
Fresh Express Salad Blends, assorted varieties, 5 to 14.4 oz bag, save up to $4.49
Toufayan Wraps, Plain, Wheat, Garlic Pesto, or Tomato Basil, 10-oz pkg (excluding Low Carb Wraps), save up to $1.99
Pompeian Imported Olive Oil, Classic Mediterranean or Extra Light Tasting, 32 oz bot, save up to $10.99
Wish-Bone Dressing, assorted varieties, 16-oz bot, save up to $2.65
Vlasic Stackers Dills, or Pickles, or Spears, selected varieties, 16- to 46-oz jar, save up to $2.89
A.1. Steak Sauce, assorted varieties, 10-oz bot, save up to $3.31
Swanson Broth, assorted varieties, 32-oz ctn, (excluding Organic), save up to $2.69
Post Cereal, assorted varieties, Pebbles, Alpha-Bits, Honey-Comb, Golden Crisp, or Churros, 11 to 14.75-oz box, save up to $3.25
Bertolli Pasta Sauce or Sauce or Vineyard Premium Collections Pasta Sauce, assorted varieties, 15 or 25-oz jar (Excluding Organics), save up to $2.75
Duncan Hines Decadent Brownie Mix, assorted varieties, 16, 76 to 18-oz box, save up to $2.79
Deer Park Spring Water, 12-pk, 8-oz bot, save up to $2.99
Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, assorted varieties, 6 or 10-ct, 10 to 19.8 oz box, or 32 oz jar, save up to $4.89
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread, assorted varieties, 24-oz loaf, save up to $3.99
Nabisco Ritz Cracker, or Ritz Bits Sandwiches or Munchables Pretzel Crisps or thins, assorted varieties, 9.5 to 16-oz box, save up to $3.09
Thomas's English Muffins or Hearty Muffins, assorted varieties, 11 to 13-oz pkg, save up to $3.89
Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies or Sandies Shortbread, assorted varieties, 12.8 to 14.8-oz bag, save up to $3.49
Emerald Mixed Nuts or Almonds or Cashews, assorted varieties, 10 to 11.5-oz cnstr, save up $5.79
Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolate, Rich & Creamy Milk Chocolate Smooth & Creamy or White Chocolate With a Creamy Meltaway Center, 8.6 or 9.6 oz bag, $3.99
Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwich or Fat Boy Jr., assorted varieties, 4 to 9 ct, 22 to 30-oz box, save up to $4.89
Vitalicious VitaMuffin VitaTops, assorted varieties, 4-ct, 8-oz box, or VitaSandwich, 2-ct, 9.1-oz box, save up to $4.49
Lender's Bagel's, assorted varieties, Pre-Sliced, Located in the Dairy Section, 6-ct. bag, save up to $1.95
Pictsweet Family Size Frozen Vegetables, assorted varieties, Deluxe, 24- to 28-oz bag, (excluding Cob Corn Varieties), save up to $3.39
Morey's Fish Creations, assorted varieties, 10-oz box, save up to $6.99
Seed Soy Candle, assorted varieties, 7.5-oz jar, save up to $7.99
Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits or Snacks, assorted varieties, 22 to 26-oz bag, save up to 3.99
Whiskas Food for Adult Cats, Complete and Balanced: Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey Flavors or Indoor Cat Chicken Flavor, 3-lb bag, save up to $4.49
Lysol Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner, Removes Soap Scum: Island Breeze or Mildew Remover with Bleach, 32-oz bot, save up to $3.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, assorted varieties, 56 to 80-ct cnstr., save up to $4.99
Windex Glass Cleaner Refill, with Ammonia-D, 67.6-oz bot, save up to $5.19
Arm & Hammer Toothpaste, Mint: Peroxi Care, Dental Care, or Complete Care, 6 or 6.3-oz tube (excluding Advance White Varieties), save up to $2.99
Right Guard Sport Antiperspirant & Deodorant, assorted varieties, 2.8 to 3-oz pkg, save up to $2.79
Earth's Best Organic Baby Food, assorted varieties, 6 months and up, 4-oz jar (excluding Gourmet Meals), save up to $.83

Italian Five Grain Bread, 16-oz loaf, $2.89
Breakfast Bread, made with Raisins, Apples, Apricots, Cranberries, and Walnuts, 20-oz loaf, $3.99
Chicago Hard Rolls, 6-ct, $2.29

Publix Deli Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, $5.99/lb
Publix Deli 20-piece Hot & Spicy Wings, Fresh Chilled or HOt, Hand Breaded, Fried in Trans Fat Free Oil, $6.99
Boar's Head Black Forest Ham, $8.49/lb
Publix Deli Turkey and Swiss Sandwich, located in the Deli Grab & Go section, $3.29
Publix Deli Jalapeno Jack Cheese, $3.99/lb

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, assorted varieties, 8-oz tub, 2/$3.00
Pubilx Shredded Cheese or Chunk, assorted varieties, 16-oz pkg, $4.99
Publix American Singles, Regular, Sharp, or Extra-Thick, 12-oz pkg, 2/$5.00
Daisy Sour Cream, Regular or Light, 16-oz cup, 2/$4.00
Breakstone's Temp Tee Cream Cheese, Whipped, 8-oz tub, 2/$3.00
Pubilx Crumble Blue Cheese, 4-oz pkg, 2/$4.00

Pubilx Premium Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt or Sherbet, assorted varieties, half-gal ctn, 2/$7.00
Stouffer's Entrees, assorted varieties, 28 to 40 oz box, Limit Four, $3.99
Del Monte Tomatoes, assorted varieties, 14.5 oz can, $.89
General Mills Cereal, Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 11.5 to 12.8-oz box. Limit Four, $1.99
Maxwell House Ground Coffee, assorted varieties, 11 or 11.5 oz bag, $2.99
HOrmel Meat Entrees, assorted varieties, fully-cooked, 17-oz pkg, $4.99
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice or Ruby Red Grapefruit, assorted varieties, 100% Pure, 59-oz cont. 2/$6.00
Chock full o'Nuts Ground Coffee, All-Method Grind, 11.3-oz bag, or 100% Arabica New York Roast, 10.5 oz bag, 2/$6.00
StarKist Solid White Albacore Tuna, In Water, 4-pk, 5-oz can, $4.99
Gatorade Thirst Quencher or G2 Low-Calorie Electrolyte Beverage, assorted varieties, 8-pk, 20-oz bot, 2/$10.00
Mott's 100% Apple Juice or Mott's for Tots or Mott's Plus Juice, assorted varieties, from concentration, 64-oz bot., 3/$6.00
Publix Juice Cocktail, assorted varieties, 64-oz bot, $1.99
Del Monte Canned Fruits, assorted varieties, 14.5 to 15.25-oz can (excluding Lite Apricot Halves), 4/$5.00
Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, assorted varieties, Microwaveable, 8.5 or 8.8-oz pouch, 3/$4.00
Kashi Cereal or Instant Oatmeal, assorted varieties, 10.4 to 17.5 oz box, or Granola Bars, 6.7 to 8.4-oz box, $2.99
Selected Coca-Cola Products, 2-L bottle, Buy 2 Get 1 Free (save up to $1.89 on 3)
Pepsi Products, 12-oz can, 12-pkg, 3/$11.00
Arizona Tea, assorted varieties, 12-pk, 11.5-oz can, Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Frito-Lay Snacks, Natural or Baked! or SunChips, assorted varieties, 8 to 11.5-oz bag, 2/$6.00
Voskos Greek Yogurt, assorted varieties, Including Voskos Crunch, 4.6 or 5.3-oz cup, 10/$10
Smart Balance Milk, assorted varieties, half-gal, 2/$6.00
Healthy Choice or Marie Callender's Entrees, assorted varieties, 8.5 to 19 oz box, 4/$10.00
Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough or Brownie Dough, assorted varieties, 16 or 16.5 oz pkg, 2/$5.00
P.F. Chang's Home Menu Meals for 2, assorted varieties, 22-oz pkg, $6.99
Publix Coleslaw, 16-oz bag, $1.29
Pubilx Barbecue Sauce, assorted varieties, 18-oz bot, $1.09
Bush's Best Baked Beans or Grillin', assorted varieties, 21 to 28-oz can, 3/$5.00
Golen Blossom Honey, Genuine Natural, Pure Honey, $3.39
Sun-Maid Natural California Raisins, 2/$6.00
Kedem Concord Grape Juice, no sugar added, 22-oz bot, 2/$5.00
Manischewitz Egg Noodles, assorted varieties, 12-oz bag, 2/$4.00
Manischewitz Whitefish & Pike or Whitefish or Gefilte Fish, assorted varieties, 24-oz jar, $6.99
Silver Spring Horseradish, Cream Style, Beet, or Prepared, 5-oz jar, 4/$5.00
Streit's Matzo Ball Mix or Matzo Ball & Soup Mix, assorted varieties, 4.5 oz box, 3/$5.00
Kedem Tea Biscuits, Chocolate Flavor, Vanilla, or Plain, 4.2 oz pkg, 3/$5.00
Fox's U-Bet Syrup, Original Chocolate or Strawberry Flavor, 20 or 22-oz bot, 2/$6.00
Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bars or Ice Cream Sandwiches, Sundae Cones, or Frozen Yogurt Bars, assorted varieties, 12 to 24-oz pkg, 2/$7.00
Matlaw's Stuffed Appetizers, assorted varieties, 4 or 5-oz minimum, 10/$10

Publix Super Soft Bathroom Tissue, Unscented Double Rolls, 2-ply sheets, 4-roll pkg, $1.99
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, assorted varieties, 6 to 7.5-oz bot, 10/$10
Blue Moon Bouquet, $8.99
Angel Soft Unscented Bathroom Tissue, Septic Safe, 2-Ply: Double, 12-roll pkg, Regular, 24-roll pkg, or Mega, 9-roll pkg, $5.49
Sparkle Paper Towels with Thirst Pockets: Pick-A-Size White or Prints, 2-Ply, Big Rolls, 6-roll pkg, $5.49
Kingsford Match Light Charcoal Briquettes, 12.5 lb bag, $7.99
Publix Tall Kitchen Bags, 13-gal: with Drawstring Closure System, 55-ct box or Flap-Ties Closure System, 85-ct pkg, $5.99
Glad Zipper Freezer or Storage Bags, Value Pack: Gallon or Quart Size 30 to 50-ct pkg, 2/$5.00
Dixie Value Pack Plates, Soak Proof Shield Plates: 8 1/2 inch or Ultra 10 1/16 inch, 40 or 100-ct pkg, or 16-oz Plastic Party Cups, 68-ct pkg, $3.59
Swiffer Wet Jet Cleaner, assorted varieties, 42.2 oz bot, or Small Swiffer Cloths Refills, 12 or 16-ct box, or Disposable Dusters, 3 or 5 ct box, 2/$8.00
Publix Instant Light Charcoal Briquets, $3.99
Wisk 2X Ultra Laundry Detergent, assorted varieties, 2X Concentrated, 100-oz bot, $8.99
Snuggle Exhilirations Fabric Softener or Snuggle Fabric Softener Concentrated, assorted varieties, 32-oz bot, $2.99
Mr. Clean Multi-Surface with Febreze Cleaner or Multi-Purpose, assorted varieties, 40-oz bot, 2/$5.00

Health & Beauty:
Tresemme Hair Products, 4.25 to 32-oz pkg, 3/$10
Dove Bar Soap, assorted varieties, 2-ct, 4.2 or 4.25 oz box, $2.49
Vaseline Skin Care Lotion, assorted varieties, 24.5 oz bot, $4.99
Nivea Body Wash or Lip, assorted varieties, 16.9-oz bot, or .17-oz tube, 30% off
Depend Protective Underwear, 14 to 20-ct, pkg or Depend Pads, 48-ct, pkg, or Poise Pads, 27 to 72-ct, pkg, $10.99
Allegra Allergy Medicine, Indoor and Outdoor Allergies, Non-Drowsy, 24-Hour, 30-ct, box (excluding D Products), $17.99
Rexall Osteo Bi-Flex Dietary Supplement, assorted varieties, 30 to 120-ct pkg, 25% off
EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control Shake, assorted varieties, Ready-to-Drink, 4-pk, 11-oz bot, 2/$10
Icy Hot Medicated Patch or Sleeve, assorted varieties, 3 or 5-ct pkg, 2/$10

Top Round London Broil, $4.49/lb
Ground Chuck, $3.29/lb
Center-Cut Pork Rib Chops, $3.49/lb
Flat-Cut Beef Brisket, $4.99/lb
Boneless New York Strip Steaks, $7.99/lb
Publix Extra Thin-Sliced Ham, 9-oz tub, 3/$10.00
Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Pork Sausage, 9.6-oz pkg, 2/$6.00
Publix Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, Original, Lower Sodium, or Lower Sodium Thick-Sliced, 16-oz pkg, or Center-Cut, 12-oz pkg, $3.99
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Cutlets, $3.99/lb
Flat-Cut Beef Brisket, $4.99/lb
Empire Frozen Turkey, 10 to 24 lb, $2.29/lb
Publix Chicken Breasts, or Chicken Breast Cutlets or Tenderloins, Boneless, Skinless, Individually Frozen, 32-oz bag, $5.79

Fresh Salmon Fillets, Farm-Raised, Never Frozen, $7.99/lb
Fresh Swordfish Steaks, 5.6 oz, $7.99
Medium Florida Pink Shrimp, 41 to 50 per pound, $7.99/lb

California Seedless Grapes, White or Red, $1.69/lb
Peaches or Nectarines, $1.99/lb
Cantaloupes, 2/$5.00
Bartlett Pears, $.99/lb
Del Monte Gold Pineapple, Whole or Peeled and Cored, $3.49
Florida Greenskin Avocados, 4/$5.00
Tomatoes on the Vine, $1.79/lb
HoneyDews, $2.99
Asparagus, $2.99/lb
Cucumbers, 2/$1.00
Publix Baby Cut Carrots, 16-oz bag, $1.29

Pedigree Food for Dogs or Puppies, assorted varieties, 15 to 20 lb bag, $12.99

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Paid $2.49 on My Publix Trip

My Publix trip wasn't really that great this time, I'm finding the sales pretty weak this week. I did manage to get some Trident gum which was on clearance to give me some overage, and there were a few bottles of Scope left on sale. Otherwise it was just produce for salads and some peanuts for DH to eat while he watches TV. The price of Romaine lettuce went up 10% this week to $2.29. I really feel sorry for people who don't coupon - there's no way I could afford Publix prices without coupons. The new Green Advantage Buy flyer sale prices start tomorrow so I'll try to get some of those, as well as keep an eye for the new Publix One Stop, One Store booklet.
15-Sep 26   36.90 3.69 31.50 tax 2.46 21 -93.33%
Product qty price subtl -B1G1 -Q   total Q# Q details
lettuce 1 2.00 2.00       2.00    
romaine 1 2.29 2.29       2.29    
onions 1 0.60 0.60       0.60    
mushrooms 1 1.69 1.69       1.69    
cucumber 1 0.75 0.75       0.75    
banana 2 0.35 0.70       0.70    
Kettle PotatoChip BOGO 2 3.69 7.38 3.69 2.00   1.69 2 $1/1 8-7 RP
Peanuts roasted in shell 1 2.49 2.49       2.49    
Trident Layers 14ct gum 12 0.75 9.00   12.50   -3.50 10 TQ bogo + $2/3 MQ 7-24SS
Scope mouthwash 4 2.50 10.00   12.00 0.75 -1.25 8 $2/1 MQ 9-11SS + $1/1 PQ
$/$$ coupon   0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5/$25 SAL x9/21

Am I Covered?

Whenever we are in our backyard we see across the fence a huge, old tree in the middle of our neighbors backyard where the branches have started to fall off sometimes. When we were gone on vacation a couple weeks ago, we came home to find a branch had fallen into our backyard and broken a plank of fencing. It was negligible damage, but there is a bigger branch hanging over our yard that has me watching it closely (with my good eye).
We keep hoping the neighbor will trim the tree since branches are often falling into their backyard, but its unlikely since the owners bought the foreclosed house and have inconsistently had renters in it. Anyway, I happened to come across some information that will help us deal with the problem when it becomes a problem. The Federal Citizen Information Center has a handy guide outlining exactly what typical homeowners insurance policy (HO-3) covers.
As far as a tree falling -
- If the neighbor's tree fell on our fence or house, then our insurance will cover the damage and pay for the tree removal.
- If our (or our neighbor's) tree fell in our yard without hitting a structure, then we're on our own.
- If our tree fell on our house, then our insurance will cover the damage and pay for the tree removal.
- If our tree fell on our neighbor's house, then their insurance will cover the damage and pay for the tree removal.
In other words, if your property gets damaged, your insurance pays regardless of who the tree belonged to. But if the tree doesn't do any damage, insurance doesn't get involved.
Here are some other handy things to know -
A pipe bursts and water flows all over my floors. Am I covered?

The HO-3 covers you for accidental discharge of water from a plumbing system. You should check your plumbing and heating systems once a year. While you are covered for damage, who needs the mess and hassle?
What if water seeps into my basement from the ground, am I covered?
No. Water seepage is excluded under the HO-3. And if the water seepage is not due to a flood you will not be covered under a flood policy. Seepage is viewed as a maintenance issue and is not covered by insurance. You should see a contractor about waterproofing your basement.
A neighbor slips on my sidewalk or falls down my porch steps and threatens to take me to court for damages. Does my policy protect me?
Yes. The policy will pay for damages, if a fall or other accident on your property is the result of your negligence. It will also pay for the legal costs of defending you against a claim. Also, the medical payments part of your homeowners policy will cover medical expenses, if a neighbor or guest is injured on your property. You should check to see how much liability protection you have. The standard amount is $100,000. If you feel you need more, consider purchasing higher limits.
A tree falls and damages my roof during a storm. Am I covered?
Yes. You are covered for the damage to your roof. You are also covered for the removal of the tree, generally up to a $500 limit. You should cut down dead or dying trees close to your house and prune branches that are near your house. It's true that your insurance covers damage, but falling trees and branches can also injure your family.
During a storm, a tree falls but does no damage to my property. Am I covered for the cost of removing the tree?
Your trees and shrubs are covered for losses due to risks like vandalism, theft and fire, but not wind damage. However, if a fallen tree blocks access to your home you may be covered for its removal. Decide if you need extra insurance for the trees, plants and shrubs on your property. You may be able to purchase extra insurance, which will not only cover the cost of removing fallen trees, but will also cover the cost of replacing trees, and other plants.
If a storm causes a power outage and all the food in my refrigerator or freezer is spoiled and must be thrown out, can I make a claim?
The general answer is no. However, there are a number of exceptions. In some states, food spoilage is covered under the homeowners policy. In addition, if the power loss is due to a break in a power line on or close to your property, you may be covered. You should check with your agent to find out whether you are covered for food spoilage in your state. If not, you can add food spoilage coverage to your policy for an additional premium.
I have children away at college. Are they covered by my homeowners insurance?
If they're full-time college students and part of your household, your insurance generally provides some coverage in a dorm, typically 10 percent of the contents limit. If they live off campus, some companies may not provide this limited coverage if the apartment is rented in the student's name.
My golf clubs are stolen from the trunk of my car. Does my homeowners policy cover the loss?
Yes. The HO-3 covers your personal property while it is anywhere in the world. However, if your golf clubs are old, you will only get their current value, which may not be enough to purchase a new set. Consider buying a replacement cost endorsement for your personal property. This way you will get what it costs to replace the golf clubs, less the applicable deductible.
Thanks to FCIC for questions and answers

Safe Backyard Fire Tips

It was 72F this morning, a bit chilly on the bike ride but I'm not complaining. We've been waiting six months for some cool mornings and evenings to give us some relief from all this sunshine in FL. One of my favorite things about cool Autumn weather is having fires in our chiminea in the evening. The rich, woodsy aroma of a campfire brings back wonderful memories of being outdoors. One of the attractions of having a backyard fire pit is the adventurous, risky behavior we get to enjoy - right in our own yard! And I'm not kidding, backyard fire pits can be hazardous if you don't follow a few simple safety precautions:
  • Location, Location, Location - choose your placement of your fire pit, chiminea or grill carefully. Be sure it is not too close to house siding, wood deck railings, patio umbrellas, awnings or overhead lines. It's also important to place it somewhere out of the normal traffic pattern of the household so when things start to get wild and crazy, the fire is not in the way of people running with scissors.
  • Weather - before you decide to have a fire, check the weather to be sure there are not bans on burning in drought areas, or that those 20 mph winds won't blow sparks all over the dead leaf pile you just raked up.
  • Kid Zone - if children will be around your fire be sure to take a minute to warn them of the safe zone of about 3 ft around the fire pit. No playing with airborne objects or throwing balls near the fire.
  • Tools - be sure to use long tools to manage your fire or any food preparation. When you are not using that poker, store it safely out of the traffic path. If you are cooking marshmallows use a fresh stick that won't burn up and frighten a young child into hurling that burning chunk of sugar into your mom's lap.
  • Dress for Success - keep those warm blankets a safe distance from the fire, and avoid loose fitting flyaway clothing. I always make sure my jacket or over shirt is not nylon which will melt if a sparks flies on it. Cotton is best to wear around the fire.
  • Burning Materials - we always build our fire starting with crumbled up newspaper balls, then some dried leaves that flame nice, a layer of tinder or small branches, then some splints of wood tipped up like a tee pee, with a couple smaller logs placed up around the edge. Pine and Cedar are wonderfully aromatic woods - but they tend to pop and spark more than Oak. Usually we empty most of the ashes from a previous fire but leave some for no reason that I know. Anyway, some people burn scrap lumber but this may give off fumes from chemicals used on the wood. My sister always starts hers with a duraflame log and then a few oak logs make a tee pee over the chemical log - no kindling or tinder or paper. It works great, but could be expensive if you want a frugal fire.
  • Emergency Preparedness - of course no one would ever have a fire without safety measures in place, would they? We keep a 5 gal pail of wood bark nearby that we could dump out in an emergency, and then fill with water from the nearby pool. If you don't have a pool, be sure to locate your household fire extinguisher and have it handy. If you haven't a fire extinguisher (shame on you - get one now!), at least unwind the hose and have it nearby in you need it.
Now, you're ready-  Light that fire!