Publix Ends Curbside Service in Tampa

There goes the end of our Publix Price Checker, it will end at the end of the month here in Tampa according to this article in the paper. Hopefully, they'll keep the one in Atlanta for us to use to check prices. What a sad day...

Disney Deals

Florida Residents can purchase the Wild for 3 Pass—a 3-day ticket to a Walt Disney World theme park—for just $99, plus tax! Purchase January 4, 2012 through May 21, 2012 and enjoy admission to one theme park per day on any 3 days January 4, 2012 through May 24, 2012, excluding blockout dates.* Good at any of the 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks!
With 3 days at the theme parks, you can enjoy magical moments with loved ones. Looking for a little extra magic? Add a 4th day for just $30 more, plus tax, with the Wild for 4 Pass!
* Blockout dates are February 18, 2012 through February 20, 2012 and April 1, 2012 to April 13, 2012. Passes are non-transferable, are only valid during regularly scheduled operating hours and exclude activities/events priced separately. No additional discounts apply. Proof of Florida residency is required for each adult age 18 and older.
You can do this too to try to get some free days at Disney, part of their new promotion this year - they will be open 24 hours on leap day 2/29/12.
One More Disney Day Sweepstakes - You can enter every day through February 29, 2012 for a chance to win one of 60 vacation packages for 4 to either Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.  Or you can enter via text using your cell phone, type the key word "DISNEYDAY" as an SMS text message to the SMS shortcode "347639" ("DISNEY").

1/8 Coupon Inserts - SS1 SS2 RP GM TQ WMT

Lots of coupons to replace all those we had to throw out last week. There will be a Smart Source #1, Smart Source #2, Red Plum, General Mills, Target, Walmart

Check out the
complete listing here.

Publix Weekly Ad Sneak Peek 1/5 - 1/11/12

Quaker Cereal, Life, 18 oz box or Oatmeal Squares, 14.5 oz box, save up to 4.89

Tyson Breaded Chicken, Steak Fingers,or Country Fried Steak, 20.5 to 32 oz pkg, or Mini Chicken Sandwich, 20 or 23 oz pkg, save up to 5.99

Fresh Express Salad Blend, 5 to 12 oz bag, save up to 3.99

Flatout Fold-It Artisan Flatbreads, 5 Grain or Rosemary & Olive Oil, 8.5 or 9 oz pkg, save up to 2.99

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

Quaker Oats Oatmeal, Old Fashioned or Quick-1 Minute, 18 oz tube, save up to 2.59

Prego 100% Natural Italian Sauce or Meat Sauce, 23.5 or 24 oz jar, save up to 2.15

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Pasta or Garden Delight, 12 or 13.25 oz pkg, save up to 1.89

Old El Paso Dinner Kit, 8.4 to 19.2 oz box, save up to 2.93

Eight O'Clock Coffee, 11 to 12 oz bag (excluding Whole Bean Decaf), save up to 5.29

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, 8 or 10 ct (excluding Pick-Me-Up, Sensible Sweets, Marshmallow Lover or Madness), save up to 2.49

Campbell's Chunky Soup, 18.6 to 19 oz can or 15.25 oz bowl, save up to 2.29

Crystal Light Drink Mix, 5 or 6 pk, 10 or 12 qt canister, (excluding Mocktails, 10 qt), save up to 3.99

Musselman's Apple Sauce, 6 pk, 4 oz cup, save up to 2.39

Deer Park Spring Water, 6 pk, 24 oz bottle, save up to 2.99

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, 6 ct or 10 ct mini bags, 11.64 to 19.8 oz box or 30 oz jar, save up to 4.99

Tostitos Tortilla Chips, 14.5 or 18 oz bag (family size), save up to 4.99

Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats or Goldfish Sandwich Bread, 12 oz bag, save up to 3.29

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs, SnackWell's Cookies, Brownie Bites, or Caramel Popcorn, 3.7 to 7.75 oz box, save up to 3.19

Nature's Own Bread, 100% Whole Wheat, 20 oz loaf, save up to 2.83

Nabisco Premium Saltine Crackers 11 to 16.5 oz box, or Soup & Oyster Crackers, 9 oz bag, save up to 3.09

Cheez-It Single Serve Tray Snack Pack or Keebler, Famous Amos or 100 Calorie Right Bites, 8.88 to 16.8 oz pkg, save up to 5.99

Tombstone Pizza, 18.1 to 29.6 oz pkg (excluding Stuffed Crust and Brick Oven varieties), save up to 4.99

Smart Balance Spread, 13 or 15 oz or 2 pk, 7.5 oz tub, or Spray, 8 oz bottle, (excluding Organic), save up to 2.59

Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, or French Toast, 6 to 40 ct, 12.5 to 14.8 oz box, save up to 2.79

Birds Eye Voila! Entrees or Meals, 21 to 23 oz bag, save up to 5.49

Gorton's Shrimp, 10.5 or 12 oz pkg, save up to 7.99

Purina Tidy Cats Cat Litter or Box Filler, 14 lb jug, save up to 7.49

Playtex Living Gloves, each, 2.99

Sprout Organic Baby Food, Stage 2, 3.5 oz pkg (in ad Q - limit one deal per coupon)

My Publix Trip 100% saved

Another trip this week to use up some of my coupons which expire on Saturday 12/31/11. I miscalculated the wheat thins coupons and ended up getting paid, so it was over 100% saved.
I saw on another blog that there are over 1800 coupons that expire on Saturday, so dig deep and find those free or high dollar coupons and make sure you use them up! Sometimes I get frustrated that Publix runs out of the free and moneymaker items ALL THE TIME, but then if they didn't I probably would buy even more crap. I wanted to get the salsa to go with all my Tostitos we have from the sale a couple weeks ago, so we're having a lot of chips and cheese snacks planned.
The new 2012 coupon insert schedule has been posted on the top of the blog in its own page, if you're interested in seeing whats coming up. Lots of new coupons to replenish our meager remaining stock.
28-Dec 31   82.21 21.04 61.38 tax -0.21 31 -100.26%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q   total Q# Q details
wheat thins tstd BOGO 6 3.69 22.14 11.07 11.38   -0.31 6 B2G1 MQ prt + $1/1 MQ print
pace salsa BOGO 4 2.69 10.76 5.38 1.00   4.38 2 $0.50/2 MQ print
rondele BOGO 2 4.59 9.18 4.59 5.00   -0.41 2 $2.50/1 MQ print
water 2.5 gal 2 1.99 3.98       3.98    
theraflu 3 5.39 16.17   15.00   1.17 6 $2/1 PQ + $3/1 MQ 12-4SS
voskos yogurt 12 1.00 12.00   10.00   2.00 10 $1/3 PQ YAB + $1/2 MQ trpd
Sundown vit melatonin 2 3.99 7.98   9.00   -1.02 3 $3/1 PQ + $3/2 MQ print
$/$$ coupon   0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5/$30 PQ Take Budgt by horns
$/$$ coupon   0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5/$25 SAL

Sign Up for Nestle Coupon Booklet

Go HERE and sign up for a free coupon booklet with $26 of Nestle product coupons. Sign up by Feb 1, 2012. Coupons expire 4/15/2012.
One per mailing address. Offer good only in TN, AL, GA, SC, FL.

You're Wasting Your Money

If you go to the grocery store with out a list, you're wasting your money. This is what I discovered in the last month, after a very frugal year. We had several holiday parties to attend and some holiday meals to bring food to. If we were able to plan for the event we used our overage. We made a list and were able to get a spiral sliced ham with overage. On another trip we were able to get a cocktail shrimp ring with our overage.
But earlier in the month, when we were on vacation at the condo it was a total bust. We spent $48 (I know shocker!) on a bag of food and some beer. I almost died spending that much and with only a few coupons. It was while I was away from a printer or my coupon stash at home, and the moneymaker deals were scarce. It was so discouraging and depressing. I didn't even want to use up my gift cards to pay that much. I'm used to getting three or four shops on a $10 gift card, so to use over 4 on a trip was unheard of.
One thing that has proven to be my best tip of the year, is to remember that if buying something makes money, you have to get it - even if you have no use for it. I buy lots of phazyme, vitamins, CWS and donate or sell at garage sales. You also need to plan to get free things (alka seltzer, theraflu) just to bring up your total so you can use a $5 off $25 coupon, and use the $5 savings for the things you need and want, that aren't on sale.
But the most important thing is to have a plan for your shop.

1/1/12 Coupon Inserts (RP, SS#1, SS#2 & P&G)

After a two week dry spell, it will be a good weekend for coupons. I finally purged my expired ones and now I hardly have any! Its nice to be organized. My new years resolution is to write the expiration date on each insert so I don't have to flip through them to confirm exp dates and toss.

Publix Yellow Advantage Buy 12/24 - 1/13/12

Manufacturer's coupon expiring 1/13/12:
Free Welch's 22 oz. grape jelly or jam WYB 2 Welch's 100% juices (64 oz. or larger)

Publix coupons expiring 1/13/12:
$1.00 any Folgers instant coffee 8 - 12 oz.
$2.00 any jar of Tostitos dip 23 - 24 oz. any variety WYB any 2 Frito Lay family size bag chips 13.5 - 22 oz. any variety
Free Cape Cod 40% reduced fat chips 8 oz. or Snyder's The Pounder pretzels WYB any 20 pk. or 24 pk. Coca-Cola product
$1.00 any 3 Voskos Greek yogurt 4.6 - 5.3 oz.
Free gallon of milk WYB any 3 Kellogg's Rice Krispies or Coca Krispies cereal 9 oz. or larger
Free Hawaiian Punch 6 pk./10 oz. WYB any 2 Hawaiian Punch gallons
Free 7 Up, A&W, Sun Drop, Canada Dry, Sunkist, RC Cola, or Diet Rite 2 L WYB 3 (buy 3, get 1 free)
$2.00 Spice Islands 100% organic spice 0.14 - 1.8 oz.
Free Wanchai Ferry frozen meal 25 oz. WYB 2 (buy 2, get 1 free)
$1.00 any 3 Liberte yogurt 5 - 6 oz.
Free FRS Healthy Energy drink 11.5 oz. WYB 1 (buy 1, get 1 free)
Free Mountain Dew or Pepsi Max 2 L WYB any 2 Cheetos 9 - 9.75 oz.
$1.00 any Aquafina 24 pk.
$2.00 any window cleaner WYB any 2 Sparkle Pick-a-Size paper towels 2 giant rolls
$2.00 any one trash bag WYB any Angel Soft bath tissue 9 double rolls or larger
Free V8 100% vegetable juice 6 pk./5.5 oz. WYB any 2 V8 100% vegetable juice 64 oz.

My Publix Trip 101% savings

We needed to pick up an appetizer for a party so we did one more shop to get a shrimp platter. It was on sale  but we didn't notice that on the sign so we miscalculated. DH had to run back and get one more Theraflu because the order wasn't quite $55 (to stack the $/$$ coupons), so it was a little hectic at the checkout. Then we needed numbers and then of course we needed another override to get paid at the end. I really don't like to make it so obvious with the savings, I have tons of gift cards to pay a little bit for each shop. Anyway, I was pleased with the shop and the cashier is one of our favorites so it worked out just fine.

23-Dec18 59.782.6759.001.28-0.6120-101.02%
ProductqtypricesubtlB1G1-QtaxtotalQ#Q details
cucumber10.750.75   0.75  
Shrimp platter med19.799.79   9.79  
Mrs T mixer43.5914.36 14.000.931.292$1.50/1 MQ + $2/1 PQ all the trimmngs
Zhill water 1L BOGO60.895.342.676.000.35-2.986$1/1 MQ print
Theraflu45.3921.56 20.00 1.568$3/1 MQ 12-4 MQ + $2/1 PQ pharm bk
Sundwn Vit Melatonin23.997.98 9.00 -1.022$6/2 GAB PQ + $3/2 printable
$/$$ coupon 0.000.00 5.00 -5.001$5 off $30 PQ Budget Horns book
$/$$ coupon 0.000.00 5.00 -5.001$5/$25 SAL x12/24