The Beneficial Kitchen Faucet Side Spray

If you're someone like myself who spends a lot of time in the kitchen preparing food for others a kitchen faucet with a strong stream that reaches all parts of the sink and beyond is extremely helpful.

When that's not possible the next best thing is to have one of the most useful types of kitchen accessories: a faucet side spray.

Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad 10/27 - 11/2/11


Kit Kat Snack Size Treats Jumbo Bag or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Pumpkins or Hershey's or Peter Paul Almond Joy, assorted varieties, 16.3 to 24.44 oz bag, save up to $5.99

Assorted Halloween Candies: Snickers, M&M's Mars, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Twix, Skittles/Starburst, Minis or Fun Size, 30 to 42 oz bag, save up to $10.99

Buy a Better Home with Better Credit Scores

The prospect of becoming a first-time homeowner certainly is a time of excitement but there are a lot of other considerations that will be involved to make the time a stressful one. While the mortgage process itself can be complex and frustrating at times, the time period before actually applying for a mortgage loan can actually be the most critical for your home options, your wallet, and your overall financial stability.

Shutterfly Holiday Cards Giveaway

Yesterday while shopping I couldn't believe I actually saw Christmas Holiday decorations stocked on the shelves already. They hardly have room for the Halloween stuff and now its onto Christmas. It actually is only about 90 days away, so in about a week we'll all get bombarded with stuff we have to do for the holidays.

Well, if you're like me - you like to get a few things done ahead of time so the last minute planning and shopping isn't as much trouble. Since I like to make my own holiday cards with Shutterfly this promotion is a perfect opportunity! Shutterfly has really easy access to their card designs where you simply upload a picture you want on your card and then you can add different fonts and embellishments to make it really special. Just create your own holiday phrase or saying and you're done!

If you don't need cards this year, a photobook or a calendar is a great way to share those great photos you took on your last vacation. I just made a photobook for my sister of our visit to MN this past summer and they loved it!

So, onto the giveaway! Shutterfly has provided me with promo codes for three (3) lucky winners to get 25 Free Holiday Cards. One mandatory entry is to leave a comment on this blog post. Additional entries are for following me on twitter, and "like" on facebook. Giveaway will end on Friday 10/28/11. Leave your email in your comment so I can contact the winners.

I'm trying the new rafflecopter widget, so I hope it works. If there are problems please let me know.

Good Luck

Paid $10 on My Publix Trip

Well, I spent a lot more than I wanted to ($10.64) , but I guess I just am not in the mood these days to spread out all my purchases in small frequent trips. It was a big shop over $100 which I should have split up to use more $/$$ coupons, but I did save 91%. Sometimes its nice to just buy what you plan all in one trip and be done with it. That's what I did with the Smart Balance Milk and the potatoes. Now we have enough milk for a couple months since SB has such a long shelf life til Dec 13! I was pleased to find the Olay restocked so I used up my last raincheck. I still have a bunch of the $10/2 MQs but no rainchecks so they'll probably be wasted - unless any of you out there have a a raincheck you don't need.

Publix Health & Beauty Green Advantage Buy Flyer 10/29 - 11/18

Publix coupons expiring 11/18/11:
$2.00 Gold Bond Ultimate lotion any 13 - 14 oz.
$8.00 any 2 mix or match: Claritin 30 ct. or larger, Claritin-D 15 ct. or large, or Zegerid OTC 42 ct.
$4.00 Allegra 24 hour 30 - 45 ct. or Allegra-D 12/24 hour 5 - 20 ct.
$5.00 any 2 mix or match: Bifera, Geritol, Feosol, Contac or Vivarin (in select stores)
50¢ Halls any 20 - 25 ct. (I have seen some Halls on clearance!)
$?.00 ThermaCare products any 2 - 3 ct.
$3.00 Unisom 32 ct. (in select stores)
$1.00 BIC multi-purpose lighter, flex or combo pack
$1.00 any St. Ives body wash, skin lotion, or face care product
$1.00 any Noxzema product
$1.50 any Dove body wash 18 oz. or larger
$1.50 any Dove visiblecare body wash
$6.00 any 2 mix or match: Sundown Naturals, Osteo Bi-Flex, Marvel Heroes gummies, Disney multivitamin 60 ct., Ester-C 60 - 90 ct., or Flex-a-min 80 - 120 ct.
50¢ any Dial Complete foaming hand soap
$1.00 any Theraflu Triaminic product

Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer 10/22 - 11/11

The new Publix YAF "Bake And Save" will be in stores Saturday, Oct 22, and in your Sunday paper too.

Coupon Preview 1 RP + 1 SS (Plus a MM Deal!)

There will be 2 inserts (1 RP and 1 SS) in your Sunday paper this weekend, plus a new Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer. If you haven't stocked up on the Voskos yogurt that current YAF PQ expires Friday 10/21, along with the LaCreme yogurt PQ. Either of those deals makes for some stockpile price yogurt.
Here's an upcoming deal for AXE Shower gel. The 10/23 SS has a BOGO AXE coupon for shower gel which is currently $4.99 via Publix Curbside Price Check. There is also a $1.50/1 AXE Shower gel MQ on which only allows one print per PC so you need a couple more computers to print out a few. There is also a $3/3 PQ in the Publix Green Advantage Flyer (exp 10/28) that will stack with these MQ's to give you some cheap Shower gel. If you have one of the $5/$30 PQ from the Take Your Budget By the Horns booklets (still available at the USF Terrace Ridge Publix - ask customer service) that will make it free.

How To Save Money On A Car

Purchasing a vehicle is one of the biggest investments you will be making besides a home. However, there are many tips on how to save money when you hit up a car dealership that will leave you with big bucks in your pocket. Below, you will find several tips on how to walk out of the dealership with the best deal possible.

One of the biggest problems that occurs when purchasing a vehicle is buying at sticker price. The price on the sticker is often overpriced with room for negotiation. By simply asking to lower the price, this will often get you savings of up to $2,000 without much hassle. Remember, you do not have to be pressured to purchase a vehicle at an unreasonable cost. If the dealer attempts to pressure you and does not want to reduce the cost, simply tell them that you will continue looking for a car at another dealership.

Another tip to saving money when purchasing a vehicle is to pay fully in cash. By doing this, you will save yourself thousands of dollars in interest. In addition, this decision will allow you to own the car outright without any possibility of repossession or high interest payments. Since this is not always possible, the next best step is to make a large down payment to reduce the principle amount that will be financed. A lower principle balance will reduce the amount of interest that will accumulate over the life of the car note. Ultimately, this will save you money as well by preventing excessive compound interest from robbing you of your hard earned dollars.

The last way to save money when purchasing a vehicle is to buy a pre-owned vehicle instead of a new one. Buying a new car may feel great but comes with a heavier sticker price. By purchasing a certified used vehicle, you are able to save up to $5,000 because of it having a previous owner. Also, rather than trading in your current vehicle, it is possible to get more money for it by selling it yourself. Many dealerships will low-ball the value of your vehicle during a trade-in to your disadvantage in order to reap a bigger profit. This can be avoided and will allow you to make more money for your down payment. Furthermore, having more available cash will give you more options when choosing your future vehicle.

Guest post:Sean is an expert when it comes to cars because he works for Cash for Junk Cars Company that pays cash for autos.

Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad 10/20 - 10/26/11

BOGO's (10/20-10/26/11):Breyers Ice Cream or Blasts! Frozen Dairy Dessert, assorted varieties, 48-oz cnt, save up to $5.99

Pepperidge Farm Chunk Cookies, assorted varieties, 7.2 to 8.6 oz bag or Soft Baked: Santa Cruz Oatmeal Raisin, Sanibel Snickerdoodle, or Mystic Sugar, 8.6 oz bag, save up to $3.49

Potato Inspirations Honey Gold Potatoes, 28-oz bag, save up to $3.99

Sweet Baby Ray's Meatballs or Sliced Pork or Shredded Pork with Sauce, 16 to 20-oz pkg, save up to $5.99

Fresh Express Salad Blend, assorted varieties, 5 to 13.8 oz bag, save up to $3.99

DiGiorno Cheese, assorted varieties, 5 or 6 oz cup, save up to $4.79

Green Giant Vegetables, Cut Green Beans, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, or Sweet Peas, 4-pk, 14.6 to 15.25 oz can, save up to $4.99

Hunt's 100% Natural Tomatoes, assorted varieties, 28-oz can or Tomato Sauce or Puree, 29-oz can, save up to $1.99

New England Freshly Ground Coffee, assorted varieties, 9 to 12 oz bag, save up to $7.69

Ken's Steak House Dressing, assorted varieties, 16-oz bottle, save up to $3.55

Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna, In Water, 5-oz pouch, save up to $2.89

Mt. Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles, selected varieties, 16-oz jar, save up to $2.19

Duke's Mayonnaise or Whipped Salad Dressing, assorted varieties, 32-oz jar, save up to $3.99

Kellogg's Special K Cereal, assorted varieties, 11.4 to 14 oz box, or Low Fat Granola, 19.5 oz box, save up to $3.69

Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta, assorted varieties, 14.6-oz box, save up to $2.39

Aunt Jemima Pancake & Waffle Mix, assorted varieties, 32 or 35 oz box, save up to $2.85

General Mills Cereals, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Trix, Golden Grahams, or Cocoa Puffs, 10.7 to 12.8 oz box, save up to $3.49

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, assorted varieties, Mini bags, 6 or 10-ct, 10 to 19.8 oz box or 30-oz jar, save up to $4.89

Thomas' English Muffins or Hearty Muffins, assorted varieties, 11 to 13-oz pkg, save up to $3.89

Nature's Own Bread, Whitewheat, 20-oz loaf, save up to $2.69

Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies, assorted varieties, 13.3 to 14.8 oz bag, save up to $3.49

Wrigley's 5 Gum, assorted varieties, Sugarfree, 15-ct pkg, save up to $1.49

Power of Fruit All-Fruit Bars, assorted varieties, 100% Frozen Fruit, 6-ct 10.5-oz box, save up to $3.39

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough or Brownie Dough, assorted varieties, 16 or 16.5 oz pkg, save up to $2.79

Smart Balance Spread, assorted varieties, 13 or 15 oz or 2-pk 7.5-oz tub or Spray, 8-oz bottle, (Excluding Organic), save up to $2.59

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, assorted varieties, Creamy, Nonfat, 4-pk, 4-oz cup, save up to $2.79

Gardein Garden + Protein Entrees, assorted varieties, Meat-Free 9 to 10.5-oz pkg or The Ultimate Beefless Burger, 4-ct 12-oz pkg, Surprisingly Low Price (Atlanta curbside shows $3.99)

Pepperidge Farm Garlic or Cheese Texas Toast or Premium Roasted Garlic Toast, assorted varieties, 9.5 to 12.7 oz box, save up to $2.89

Delizza Mini Belgian Eclairs or Cream Puffs, assorted varieties, 10.5 to 14.8 oz tub, save up to $5.59

Pedigree Dentastix Snack Food for Dogs or Jumbone, assorted varieties, 5.57 to 7.05 oz pkg, save up to $3.59

Hershey's Snacks Size Chocolates, assorted varieties, All Time Greats, Reese's Lovers, Scare & Share, Hershey's/Reese's Candies, or Pieces & More, 50-ct, 22.7 to 27.8 oz bag, save up to $8.99

Nestle 100 Pieces Fun Size Candies or Nestle/Wonka Assorted Candies, or Wonka Monster Ups or Factory Mix, Assorted Varieties, 48 to 56-oz bag, save up to $9.99

Nestle Ultimate Scream Fun Size Candies or Classic Scream, 3 Fun Size Bags, Nestle Wonka Assorted, or Wonka 200 Pieces, assorted varieties, 32 to 44 oz bag, save up to $8.49

Resolve Spray 'n Wash Laundry Stain Remover, Regular or Max, 12 or 22-oz bottle or Stain Stick, 3-oz stick, save up to $2.99

Colgate Toothpaste, assorted varieties, 6.4-oz tube, Surprisingly Low Price (Atlanta Curbside shows $2.69)

Publix Allergy Tablets, Antihistamine, 24-ct box (Active Ingredient: Diphenhydramine), save up to $3.79

Ocean Blue Professional Dietary Supplement, Omega-3 2100 Soft Gels, 60-ct bottle, save up to $16.95

Publix Deli 20-Piece Hot & Spicy Wings, Fresh Chilled or Hot, Hand Breaded or Non-Breaded, Fried in Trans Fat Free Oil, $6.99/lb
Publix Deli Lemon Pepper Rotisserie Chicken, Fresh Chilled or Hot, $6.99
Publix Deli Fire Roasted Salsa with Black Beans and Corn, 16 oz pkg, $2.99
Boar's Head Top Round Roast Beef, $9.69/lb
Publix Deli Hummus, 8-oz pkg, $1.99

Potato Rolls, 12-count, 15-oz pkg, $2.49
Bakery Bread Soup Bowls, 8-oz bag, $1.19
Italian Five Grain Bread, 16-oz loaf, $2.89
Raspberry Filled Donut Nuggets, 24-count, 8-oz pkg, $3.39
Apple or Cherry Turnovers, 4-count, 14-oz pkg, $4.79
Decorated Cupcakes, 6-count, $3.99
Decorated Cupcakes, 12-ct, $6.99

Medium Cooked Shrimp, Farm-Raised Previously Frozen, 41 to 50 per Pound, save up to $7.99/lb
Fresh Catfish Fillets, farm-raised, never frozen, $6.99/lb
Medium White Shrimp, 41 to 5- per pound, $6.39/lb
Medium White Shrimp, peeled and deveined, 51 to 60 per pound, $7.39/lb
Cedar Plank Salmon, assorted varieties, 9.7 oz pkg, $8.99
Snow Crab Clusters, Wild Harvested, Fully-Cooked, Previously Frozen, $9.99/lb

Boneless New York Strip Steaks, save up to $6.99/lb
Whole Boneless New York Strip, in the bag, $5.99/lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast, $3.99/lb
Boneless Shoulder Steaks, $4.29/lb
Publix Mild or Hot Italian Sausage, $3.99/lb
Center-Cut Pork Rib Chops, $3.49/lb
Eye Round Roast, $3.99/lb
Eye Round Steak, $4.29/lb
Pork Spareribs, $2.69/lb
Pork Sliced, $2.99/lb
Ground Chuck, $3.29/lb
Perdue Boneless Chicken Breast, $2.99/lb
Ground Chicken Patties, 16-oz pkg, $2.99

Green Scallion Onions, 2/$.99
Naturally Fresh Salad Toppers, assorted varieties, 3.5 oz pkg, 2/$5
Tomatoes on the Vine, greenhouse grown, $1.99/lb
Large Red Delicious Apples or Royal Gala or Fuji, $1.29/lb
Large Honeycrisp Apples, $1.99/lb
Red or White Seedless Grapes, $1.69/lb
Green Beans or Yellow or Zucchini Squash, $1.49/lb
Publix Sliced or Whole White Mushrooms, 8-oz pkg, 2/$3
Publix Fresh and Tender Spinach, 9-oz bag, 2/$4
California Bartlett Pears, $.88/lb
Del Monte Gold Ripe Pineapple, $2.99
Premium Peaches, $1.99/lb
Florida Navel Oranges, 4-lb bag, $2.99

Publix Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 4-oz pkg, $1.49
Publix Thin Sliced Lunch Meats, Ham: Cooked or Honey; or Turkey Breast: Roasted or Smoked Honey, 16-oz pkg, 2/$9
Publix Shredded Cheese, assorted varieties, 6 to 8-oz pkg, 2/$5
Sargento Cheese Slices, assorted varieties, 5 to 8-oz pkg, $2.79
Voskos Greek Yogurt, assorted varieties, including Voskos Crunch, 4.6 or 5.3 oz cup, 10/$10
Smart Balance Milk, assorted varieties, half-gal ctn, 2/$6

Publix Tilapia Fillets, 24-pkg $7.99
Weight Waters Ice Cream Bars or Ice Cream Sandwiches, Sundae Cones, or Frozen Yogurt Bars, assorted varieties, 12 to 24-oz pkg, $3.99
Marie Callender's Bakes Enteres, assorted varieties, 24 to 31-oz box, $3.99
Healthy Choice Café Steamers Entrees or Healthy Choice Meals, assorted varieties, 9.5 to 12-oz box, 4/$10

Publix Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, Original, Lower Sodium, or Lower Sodium Thick-Sliced, 16-oz pkg, or Center-Cut, 12-oz pkg, 2/$7
Ball Park Beef Franks, Regular, Bun Size, fat Free, Grillmaster, or Jumbo, 14 to 16-oz pkg (Excluding Angus and Deli Style) 2/$6
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice or Ruby Red Grapefurit or Trop50 Beverage, assorted varieties, 59-oz pkg, 2/$6
Stacy's Pita Chips, assorted varieties, 7.33 or 8-oz bag, 2/$5
Gatorade Thirst Quencher or G2 Low-Calorie Electrolyte Beverage, assorted varieties, 8-pk, 20-oz bottle, 2/$10
Mott's 100% Apple Juice or Mott's for Tots or Mott's Plus Juice, assorted varieties, from concentrate, 64-oz bottle, 3/$6
Progresso 100% Natural Broth, assorted varieties, 32-oz can, 2/$4
Del Monte Fruit or Fruit & Gel, assorted varieties, 4-pk 3.75 to 4.5 oz cup or Fruit Chillers, 8 ct 2-oz tube, 2/$4
Uncle Ben's Brown & Wild Rice or Long Grain & Wild Rice, selected varieties, 6 to 6.7 oz box, 2/$3
12-Pack Selected Coca-Cola Products, 12-oz can, 3/$13
Selected Coca-Cola Products, 2-L bottle, 2/$3
Deer Park Natural Spring Water, 24-pk, 5-L bottle, $3.99
8-pack Selected Pepsi Products, 12-oz bottle, 3/$10
Arizona Tea, assorted varieties, 1-gal bottle, 2/$5
Doritos Tortilla Chips, assorted varieties, 11 to 12-oz bag (Excluding Baked) 2/$5
Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips or Kettle Style Whole Grain Chips, assorted varieties, 8 or 8.5 oz bag, 2/$5
Nabisco Ritz Crackers or Ritz Bits Sandwiches or Munchables Pretzel Crisps or Thins, assorted varieties, 7.5 to 16-oz box, 2/$5
Large Pumpkins, $5.99

Angel Soft Unscented Bathroom Tissue, Septic Safe, 2-Ply: Double, 12-roll pkg, Regular, 24-roll pkg, or Mega, 9-roll pkg, $5.49
Kingsford Charcoal Briquets, 11.1 to 16.6 lb bag, $6.99
Brawny Premium Performance Paper Towels, Pick-A-Size, Big Roll, 1-roll pkg, 2/$3
Publix Plastic Cups, 16-oz 50-ct pkg, $2.19
Publix Clear Food Wrap or Aluminum Foil, 75 or 200 sq ft pkg, $2.19
Sparkle Paper Towels, with Thirst Pockets: Pick-A-Size White or Prints, 2-Ply, Big Rolls, 6-roll pkg, $5.49
Duracell CopperTop Alkaline Batteries, AA or AAA, 4-ct pkg, C or D, 2-ct pkg, or 9 Volt, 1-ct pkg, $2.99
3M Micro Allergen Reduction Filters, assorted sizes, $9.99
3M Ultra Allergen Reduction Filters, assorted sizes, $13.99
Halloween Decorations or Apparel or Accessories, assorted varieties, (excluding Candy & Reusable Bags) 25% off
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Kit, assorted varieties, 25% off
Purex Laundry Detergent, assorted varieties, 83 to 100-oz bottle, $4.99
Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent All in 1 Pewerball Tabs or Orange Scent Gelpacs, 20-ct box or Quantum Powerball Capsules, 10-ct. box, $2.99
Febreze Candles, assorted varieties, 5.5-oz pkg, $4.99
Tide Detergent, assorted varieties, 150-oz bottle, $17.99
Lysol Disinfectant Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner or Country Scent Lysol Cling, assorted varieties, 24-oz bottle or 4 in 1 Bathroom Cleaner, 24-oz can, 2/$4

Health & Beauty:
L'Oreal EverSleek Hair Products or EverPure or EverStrong, assorted varieties, 1.8 to 8.5-oz pkg, $5.99
Dove Bar Soap, assorted varieties, 6-fct, 4.2 or 4.25-oz box, $6.99
Dove Body Wash, 18 to 24-oz bottle, $5.49
Roc Facial Products, assorted varieties, .5 to 1.7-oz pkg, $16.79
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Cosmetics, assorted varieties, each pkg, $1.00 off
Blistex Lip Balm, assorted varieties, .13 to .21-oz pkg, or 3-ct pkg, 10/$10
Kellogg's Special K Protein Meal Bar, assorted varieties, 6-ct box, 2/$10
Excedrin Pain Medicine, assorted varieties, 50-ct bottle, ($1.50 Instant Redeemable Coupon on Select Packages) $3.99
Opti-Free Replenish Disinfecting Solution, Multi-Purpose No Rub Sterile or Express Lasting Comfort Solution Formula, Twini Pack, 2-ct, 10-oz box, $12.99
Neosporin Ointment or Cream or Spray, assorted varieties, .26 or .5-oz pkg, or Lip Health Care, .3 or .35-oz pkg, $3.79

Gerber 2nd Food Baby Food, selected varieties, 2-pk, 3.5-oz cont. (excluding Organic and DHA varieties), 10/$10

Purina Dog Chow Dog Food, 34-lb bag, $16.99
Purina ONE Cat Food, 3.5-lb bag, 2/$10

In-Ad Coupons:
$5 off the Purchase of Two (2) or More Similac Infant Formula Powder, Isomil Advance Soy, Sensitive Milk-Based Lactose-Free, Go & Grow: Milk-Based or Soy, or Advance Complete Nutrition, 22 or 23.2-oz cnstr, (LU #5173)
Free Pamper Wipes Refills selected varieties, 192 or 216-ct pkg, with Purchase of One (1) Pampers Cruisers Diapers, selected varieties, 76 to 120-ct box or Swaddlers, 132-ct pkg (LU # 5172)

Love to Shop Here. Love to Save Here. (Essentials)
Caprisun Juice Drink Blend or Lemonade or Roarin's Waters, assorted varieties, 10-pk 6-oz pkg, (Excluding 100% Juice 10-pk), $1.79
General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal, 12.25-oz box, $1.99 (limit 4)
Deer Park natural Spring Water, 3-L bottle, $.89
Campbell's Chunky Soup, assorted varieties, 18.6 to 19-oz can or $15.25-oz bowl, $1.29
Skippy Peanut Butter, assorted varieties, 15 or 16.3 oz jar, $1.99
Publix GreenWise Paper Towels, 2-ply, 3-rool pkg, $1.99
Small Crème Cakes, 16-oz, $3.49
Publix Deli White or Yellow American Cheese, $4.99/lb
Arm & Hammer Advance White Toothpaste, Fresh Mint Brilliant Sparkle, Mint Baking Soda & Peroxide Tartar Control, or Sensitive, 6 or 6.3-oz tube, $2.49
Thanks to Slickdeals - check back there for coupon matchups