I Just Won Swagbucks! Here's How

Every morning I check into Swagbucks to do the daily poll for 1 pt, and the NOSO (No Obligation Search Offers) for 2 pts. Today was my lucky day and I won Eleven Swagbucks! I also got 50 swagbucks on my birthday this week, and I've been getting swagbucks daily by participating in the music madness polls. For every 450 swagbucks you can redeem it for a $5 Amazon gift card which is the best value in my opinion.
 
Here's a couple tips I've found to help me win. If you haven't joined yet, this is a great opportunity because it is only a couple minutes of your time and if you remember to check in each day, you can earn prizes pretty quickly. I don't usually do the swagbucks games or other offers, but getting swag codes sent to my smart phone via twitter (just send "Follow Swagcodespoiler" to 40404) is pretty simple, and you'll get a text everytime there's a swagcode found.
 
I also have the swagbucks widget on my iGoogle page and use that to launch my daily search. I find that more often than not, I win swagbucks if I search from the widget but my account is not logged in. The page tells me I might win if I were logged in, so I log in and whala - it gives me swagbucks!
 
Swagbucks has also updated their rules this year so every person in your household can have their own account! So, why not take this chance to sign up your hubby or your sister, just make sure they use their own email address.
 
So, join #Swagbucks today!
 

Publix Weekly Ad Sneak Peek 4/9 - 4/18/12

The new ad is posted on Addicted To Saving and its for sure now - The gas card deal is back! Yeah. Get $10 off $50 gas card wyb $25 in groceries - use in store ad.

New Printable Coupons - BOGO Crush

Buy One Get One FREE Crush (Up to $1.59)
$0.50 off two cartons of Swanson Broth or Stock

No Coupons Sunday & Expired Coupon Insert Listing

You get a nice little break from gathering your coupons on Sunday since there will be no inserts. I would recommend stopping your paper and it will extend your subscription another week. You may miss out on the Publix store coupon we've been getting in Tampa all year, but if its something you really want you could buy a paper (if anywhere is open on Sunday).
 
I'm going to take my spare time and organize coupons and toss expired inserts. Here is a list of expired inserts.
 
Date Insert
1/29/2012 FL pg
1/22/2012 FL rp
1/8/2012 FL GM
1/1/2012 FL pg
1/1/2012 FL rp1 & rp2
12/11/2011 FL SS
12/11/2011 FL RP
12/4/2011 FL RP
11/27/2011 FL P&G
11/20/2011 FL SS
11/13/2011 FL SS
11/13/2011 FL RP
11/13/2011 FL GM
11/6/2011 FL RP
10/30/2011 FL SS
10/30/2011 FL PG
10/30/2011 FL RP
10/23/2011 FL SS
10/23/2011 FL RP
10/16/2011 FL SS
10/16/2011 FL RP
10/16/2011 FL PG
10/9/2011 FL ss
10/9/2011 FL rp
10/2/2011 FL RP
10/2/2011 FL PG
10/2/2011 FL GM
9/25/2011 FL ss
9/25/2011 FL rp
9/18/2011 FL ss
9/18/2011 FL rp
9/11/2011 FL ss1 & ss2
9/11/2011 FL rp
9/11/2011 FL gm
8/28/2011 FL ss
8/28/2011 FL rp
8/28/2011 FL pg
8/21/2011 FL ss
8/14/2011 FL ss
8/14/2011 FL rp
8/7/2011 FL gm
8/7/2011 FL rp
All inserts OLDER THAN 2011-08-07 have expired.

Olay Bar Soap MM deal at Publix or Target

Here's a nice scenario if you're looking for a small moneymaker or to build up your total (possibly next week there will be a gas card deal). You'll be able to get all the coupons out of yesterdays Sunday paper 4-1 Redplum and P&G inserts.
 
Buy 3 Olay Bar Soap (2pks) $3.09 at Publix (probably cheaper at Target)
1 Free $5 Target Gift Card wyb 3 beauty items (Natural Instincts, Olay, Covergirl cosmetics), 4/1/12 RP Target Coupon
3 $0.75/1 Olay bar soap or body wash, 4/1/12 RP Target coupon
3 $1.00/1 Olay bar, body wash, shower lotion, 4/1/12 PG
= $ 9.27 - $5.25 coupons =  $4.02
plus you get a $5 GC (Publix policy allows you get use the Target coupon for a Publix Gift Card. If you're lucky, they'll just deduct $5 off your order, but this is YMMV. Be prepared for this and adjust your overage as needed. It will be great for the Gas card deal though! Five bucks more off your gas card)
 
= 0.98 moneymaker (minus tax ;( so it will actually only be about $0.38 profit)
 

My Publix Trip - $0.83 paid, $74.52 saved.

This trip was kind of thrown together late when I found out about the Ocean Spray juice BOGO coupon. I also saw other blogs post their shops, and figured I'd try to get some of the Chinet napkin coupons since they were $1/1 rather than the $1/2 they've put out lately. 
I also wanted to use up the renuzit BOGO coupons and stack with the MQ before that policy became well publicized. I really don't agree with that one and I might write to Corporate about it, because the manufacturer will reimburse Publix for both coupons. I've spoke to the P&G representative for Florida and he has clarified that they will reimburse the store when a BOGO MQ and a $/$ are used together for two items. I think Publix is just taking the easy way out and saying they won't accept another MQ with BOGO MQs because we can't tell how its coded with the new long barcodes. But this is a YMMV issue and I'm going to do it until they tell me I can't. It still is only one coupon per item which has always been the standard practice.
I purchased some more milk and of course our salad stuff and sadly those great milk and produce coupons expire today or this weekend. I hope for something great in our papers this weekend. And remember, next weekend (Easter) there will be NO INSERTS in your Sunday paper, so you can stop your extra copies from being delivered, unless of course we think Publix will keep rewarding Tampa with those great $/$$ coupons in the front section.
My subtotal was -0.89, but with tax it came out to $0.83 paid, saving $74.52 for a 99% savings.
29-Mar 36 68.53 18.53 50.87 tax 0.83 24 -98.79%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 1.70 total Q# Q details
bananas 1 0.39 0.39 0.39
Lettuce 1 1.49 1.49 2.00 -0.51 1 $2 Produce PQ wyb $5 stking spree
Limes 4 0.50 2.00 2.00 0.00 1 $2 Produce PQ wyb $5 stkng spree
green pepper 1 1.33 1.33 1.33
cucumber 1 0.50 0.50 0.50
mushrooms 1 1.69 1.69 2.00 -0.31 1 $2 Produce PQ wyb $5 stking spree
tomato 1 0.66 0.66 0.66
green onions 1 0.60 0.60 2.00 -1.40 1 $2 Produce PQ wyb $5 stking spree
Chinet Napkins BOGO 6 2.19 13.14 6.57 6.00 0.55 1.12 6 $1/1 MQ print chinet.com
Milk gallon 1 3.59 3.59 3.59 0.00 1 free wyb 3 breakfast items
Ocn Spray Cran juice BOGO 8 2.99 23.92 11.96 11.96 0.89 0.89 4 BOGO MQ print zip 43609
Renuzit 4 1.49 5.96 4.98 0.26 1.24 4 $BOGO 3-11ss + $1/1 print MQ
Coffeemate Creamer 4 1.67 6.68 3.34 3.34 2 BOGO MQ print target.com (gone)
Sundown Vit D 2 3.29 6.58 8.00 -1.42 2 $5/2 PQ GAB + $3/2 MQ print
Winn Dixie $5 coupon 0.00 0.00 5.00 -5.00 1 $5 off $30 WD in store flyer x4/3

Sunday Coupon Inserts SS RP PG

There should be three inserts in your Sunday paper, and a new Green Advantage Flyer for Publix too. I also received an email from Sweetbay to look out for a $10 off $50 coupon in the Sunday paper. And of course, those of us in Tampa are hoping that Publix has another store coupon for us in the front section. Don't forget to look for it. There is also a $5 off $30 Winn Dixie coupon in their weekly flyer so go grab your mailer out of the recycle bin and get that coupon.
 
RED PLUM
Adams $1/1 1-month supply of Flea & Tick Spot On with Smart Shield Applicator (4/30/12)
Adams $5/1 3-month supply of Flea & Tick Spot On with Smart Shield Applicator (4/30/12)
adidas $2/1 men's personal care product (6/30/12)
Advil $1/1 20ct+ (6/30/12)
Advil $1/1 PM 16ct+ (6/30/12)
Advil $2/1 Children's Advil (6/15/12)
all $1/1 mighty pacs or liquid laundry detergent 24 loads+ (6/2/12)
Clairol/Olay/Covergirl $5 gift card wyb 3; Natural Instincts hair color, Olay facial skin care, Covergirl cosmetics ets (4/15/12) TARGET coupon
Crest $.75/1 3D White toothpaste ets (5/13/12) TARGET coupon
Dunkin' Donuts $1/1 coffee bag 11oz+ (6/30/12)
Garnier $2/1 moisturizer (7/1/12)
Garnier Fructis $1/1 shampoo or conditioner ets (5/13/12)
Garnier Fructis $1/1 style product ets (6/1/12)
Garnier Nutrisse $2/1 Nourishing Color Foam (6/1/12)
Gillette $5/both razor and cartridge pack; ProGlide Styler, Proglide or Venus ets (5/13/12)  TARGET coupon
Idaho Spuds $.55/1 Signature Potato Bits 13.7oz (5/27/12)
L'Oreal $.75/1 Studio Line styling product (5/27/12)
L'Oreal $.75/1 Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner (5/27/12)
Lubriderm $2/1 16floz, 13.5floz or 8oz product ets (5/31/12)
Meow Mix $.75/1 dry cat food 3lbs+ dnd (5/26/12)
MET-Rx $2/2 Big 100 bars (5/31/12)
MET-Rx $2/2 Protein Plus bars (5/31/12)
Milk-Bone $1.50/2 dog snacks (6/1/12)
Nalley $.75/1 16oz+ (5/20/12)
Nature's Bounty $1/1 B Vitamin (5/1/12)
Nature's Bounty $1/1 vitamin or supplement (5/1/12)
Newman's Own $.50/1 pasta sauce (5/12/12)
Newman's Own $.50/1 salad dressing (5/12/12)
Newman's Own $1/1 Complete Skillet Meal (5/12/12)
Newman's Own $1/1 Thin & Crispy pizza (5/12/12)
Olay $.75/1 bar soap multipack or bodywash ets (5/13/12) TARGET coupon
Olay $1.50/1 Professional Pro-X facial skin care item (5/13/12) TARGET coupon
Rimmel $1/1 Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss (5/15/12)
Rimmel $1/1 London product (5/15/12)
Scott's $1.50/1 Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative (6/30/12)
Secret $.75/1 deodorant ets (5/13/12) TARGET coupon
State Fair $.55/1 product dnd (5/27/12)
Thermacare $1/1 2ct+ (6/30/12)
Tums $1.50/1 freshers (6/1/12)
Tums $1/2 24ct+ (6/1/12)
Welch's $.75/1 Natural Spreads dnd (6/30/12)
Zyrtec $4/1 product 24ct+ (4/30/12)
Zyrtec $8/2 products 24ct+ (4/30/12)
 
SMARTSOURCE
Allegra $2/1 D or Chiildren's (5/5/12)
Allegra $7/1 excludes D and Children's (4/8/12)
Baker's Secret $1/1 item (7/1/12)
Bio-Oil $2/1 (6/30/12)
Birds Eye $.50/2 C&W varieties (4/29/12)
Birds Eye $.50/2 Steamfresh varieties (4/29/12)
Biz $1.50/1 any size (5/13/12)
Chinet $.55/1 COLORS plates (7/1/12)
Chinet $1/1 Cut Crystal plates or cups (6/30/12)
Comet $.75/1 stainless steel item (spray, cream cleanser or powder), bath spray or cream (9/1/12)
CorningWare $2/1 item (7/1/12)
Dreyer's $1/2 fruit bars packages (5/31/12)
Everybody's Nuts $1/1 7oz+ bag (8/31/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 body wash excludes 1.5oz (6/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 lotions and creams excludes 1oz (6/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $2/1 Daily Moisturizing excludes 1.5oz (6/30/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $2/1 Sheer Ribbons (6/30/12)
Hormel $1/1 chili with or without beans (5/28/12)
Huggies $.50/1 baby wipes 56ct+ (4/28/12)
JELL-O $.60/1 refrigerated snack (5/1/12)
Mariani $1/2 dried fruit snacks 4oz+ dnd (6/30/12)
Maxwell House $.60/1 product (5/1/12)
Nexcare $.55/1 product (5/31/12)
Pillsbury $.40/2 refrigerated pizza crust, breadsticks, loaves or dinner rolls (6/23/12)
Pillsbury $.40/2 sweet rolls or Grands! sweet rolls (6/23/12)
Pillsbury $.40/3 crescent dinner rolls (6/23/12)
Pillsbury $.40/3 Grands! biscuits (6/23/12)
Pillsbury $.50/2 rolled refrigerated pie crusts (6/23/12)
Pillsbury $.75/2 refrigerated cookie dough (6/23/12)
Purina $1.50/20 single ALPO cans (5/14/12)
Purina $1/both 1 ONE dry cat food AND 2 3oz cans ONE wet cat food (7/1/12)
Purina $2/1 8ct+ variety pack (5/14/12)
Pyrex $1/1 item (7/1/12)
Revlon $1/1 beauty tool (4/30/12)
Revlon $1/1 color cosmetic (5/6/12)
Revlon $2/1 face product (5/6/12)
RITZ $1/2 Crackerfuls dnd (6/30/12)
Rubbermaid $1.50/1 Glass with Easy Find Lids container (5/6/12)
Rubbermaid $1/1 Easy Find Lids, Lock-its, Produce Saver or Premier container (5/6/12)
Schick $1.75/1 disposable razor pack excludes 2ct and 10+2ct (4/29/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles Buy Toilet Cleansing Gel, get Fresh Brush starter kit or refill pack free up to $6.99 (4/28/12)
Similasan $1.50/1 product (6/24/12)
Smart Balance $.75/1 cooking oil or spray (5/16/12)
Smart Balance $.75/1 Omega Plus light mayonnaise dressing (5/16/12)
Smart Balance $.75/1 Rich Roast peanut butter (5/16/12)
Smart Balance $1/1 enhanced milk (5/16/12)
Smart Balance $1/1 enhanced milks (5/16/12)
Smart Balance $1/2 buttery spreads or buttry sticks (5/16/12)
Splenda $1/1 Essentials dnd (6/23/12)
Splenda $2/1 sugar blend or brown sugar blend 200ct/9.7oz+ dnd (6/23/12)
Swanson $.40/2 broth or stock cartons or Flavor Boost concentrated broth (6/30/12)
Swanson $.50/5 cans of broth (6/30/12)
Treasure Cave $.50/1 cheese 4oz+ (7/31/12)
Trident/Dentyne $1/1 gun 80ct+ (5/26/12)
Vlasic $.75/1 product dnd (5/31/12)
Yuban $1/1 coffee (5/1/12)
 
P&G (Expires 04/30/12)


Always $.50/1 Pads, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths ets
Always $1/1 Infinity 12ct+ including Radiant Infinity
Always $1/1 Pantiliners 30ct+
Bounty $.50/1 Quilted Napkins ets
Bounty $1/1 Basic 6-roll+ towels
Cascade $.25/1 ets
Charmin $.25/1 ets
Clairol $1/1 hair color ets
Clairol $3/1 Nice 'n Easy foam or Perfect 10 hair color ets
Covergirl $1/1 product ets
Crest $.25/1 Rinse 440mL+
Crest $.25/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel ets
Crest $1/1 3D White 2 Hour Express 4ct, Professional Effects 20ct or Intensive Professional Effects 7ct  
Dawn $.25/1 ets
Dawn $.50/1 Hand Renewal ets
Downy/Gain $.50/1 UNSTOPABLES or Fireworks ets
Duracell $.50/1 CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries ets
Duracell $1.50/1 rechargeable batteries, charger or hearing aid batterries 6pk+ ets
Febreze $.50/1 Air Effects ets
Fixodent $.75/1 cleanser ets
Fixodent $1/1 adhesive 1.05oz+
Gillette $1/1 body wash or deodorant ets
Gillette $1/1 Fusion skin care product ets
Gillette Buy Fusion ProGlide cartridge 4ct+, get $3 off Fusion ProGlide razor ets
Gillette Buy Mach3 cartridge 4ct+, get shave prep free up to $2.99 ets
Head & Shoulders B1G1 free product up to $9.99 ets
Herbal Essences/Aussie $1/2 products ets
Ivory/SafeGuard $1/2 Ivory bars or body washes or Safeguard bars ets
Olay $1/1 bar, body wash or in shower body lotion ets
Olay $1/1 facial moisturizer or facial cleanser ets
Olay $3/1 Regenerist product, facial hair remover or Total Effects facial moisturizer or cleanser ets
Olay $5/1 Pro-X facial moisturizer or facial cleanser ets
Old Spice Buy deodorant, get $1 off body wash ets
Oral-B $.50/1 Glide floss 35M+ or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B $.50/1 Pro-Health Clinical Pro Flex toothbrush ets
Pampers $.50/1 wipes 60ct+
Pampers $1/2 bags or $1/1 box of diapers or pants ets
Pantene $1/2 products ets
Prilosec OTC $1/1 product
Secret $1/2 products ets
Swiffer $3/1 WetJet starter kit ets
Swiffer $5/1 SweeperVac starter kit ets
Tampax $.50/1 18ct+
Tampax $1/1 Pearl, Pearl Compak or Radiant 16ct
Tide $.50/1 Washing Machine Cleaner ets
Tide/Downy/Bounce $.50/1 Tide, Downy, Bounce or Tide Stain Release excludes PODS and trial
Tide/Downy/Bounce $1/2 Tide, Downy, Bounce or Tide Stain Release excludes PODS and trial
Tide/Downy/Bounce $2/3 Tide, Downy, Bounce or Tide Stain Release excludes PODS and trial
Venus $2/1 razor, refill or disposable ets
Venus $5/both 1 Venus & Olay ProSkin, Embrace, Breeze or Bikini razor AND 1 refill excludes disposables and trial sizes
 
Thanks to couponpreviews.info for sneak peek

Amazon Kindle Fire $139 TODAY ONLY

Amazon has the Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi (Refurbished) priced at only $139 with Free Shipping as the Gold Box Deal of the Day. This is the best price I have seen so far!
 
If you've been on the fence, now is the time to get it. You can select the "gift"option if you don't know what Amazon account you'll want to link it too.
 
Each Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire is a pre-owned Kindle Fire that has been refurbished, tested, and is certified to look and work like new. They come with the same one-year limited warranty as a brand-new Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire: great for web, movies, apps, games, and more. This offer is valid today only, March 29, 2012, when sold by Warehouse Deals. Offer good while supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

Publix Coupon Policy Updates

Publix has updated their website to include some Q&A about using coupons. I encourage you to read this because there are some clarifications that probably will affect how you use coupons. A couple things I learned is that when you use a BOGO manufacturers coupon at Publix, you may NOT use another MQ on the item you are paying for. Publix considers that the BOGO MQ applies to both items.  Now this may not be enforced at some of your stores, but it is not something you will want to put your foot down about. Another thing I learned is that they will take a competitor coupon for a store brand and apply it to the Publix store brand. So, that means that Target Market Pantry coupons would apply to the same Publix brand item, like white bread or cheese.
You may want to print the policy and tuck it in with your coupons so you have it with you.
#Publix accepts manufacturers' coupons (limit one per item), Publix coupons (originals only—no copies), valid Internet coupons, and coupons from nearby competitors identified by each Publix store. (Competitor names are posted at each Publix store.) We will accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only. We will not accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons. We will only accept coupons for identical merchandise we sell. Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, and we reserve the right to limit quantities. Manager approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.00. For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale. We will accept a manufacturer's coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item. Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor coupon per order. The order total must be equal to or greater than the total purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented.
 Buy One Get One Coupons
Q: A competitor has a "buy one get two free" coupon. Will Publix accept it?
A: Publix accepts BOGO and buy one get two free coupons if they're for identical merchandise Publix sells.

Dollars-Off-Total-Order Coupons
Q: What should the acceptance criteria be for a coupon that states $40.00 purchase must be met after all other coupons/discounts have been applied. Not valid on purchases of stamps, gift cards, alcohol or tobacco products.?
A: Our policy states that coupon acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, so in this case we'd use the more restrictive limitations printed on the coupon.

Q: A competitor on a store's approved list is offering a $5.00 off a $25.00 order coupon when a customer signs up to receive communications from them. Will Publix take this coupon?
A: Yes. Since they have already signed up with the competitor to receive this coupon, the only requirement left to comply with is purchasing $25 worth of groceries.

Q: Will Publix accept a competitor's coupon that indicates the customer must present their retailer rewards card to use the coupon?
A: Yes. Publix does not have a reward card but would honor this coupon if they meet the other purchase requirements.

Coupon Stacking
Q: Can a store coupon, competitor coupon, and manufacturer's coupon all be used for one item?
A: No, a manufacturer's and a Publix or competitor coupon, but not both, may be used.

Q: If an item already has a manufacturer's coupon attached to it, will Publix still take an additional manufacturer's coupon on the item?
A: No. Publix will take an additional Publix or competitor coupon but will only take one manufacturer's coupon for an item, regardless of where the coupon came from.

Q: A customer has a "save $1 off the purchase of two items" manufacturer's coupon.  Can another manufacturer's coupon be used for either of these items?
A: No. When the manufacturer issues a "$1 off the purchase of two items" coupon, it requires the purchase of two items. Therefore, a coupon has already been applied to both items. This is because the customer had to purchase both items to meet the coupon's requirements.

Q: A customer has a BOGO manufacturer's coupon. Can another manufacturer's coupon be used for either of these items?
A: No. When the manufacturer issues a BOGO coupon, it requires the purchase of two items. Therefore, a coupon has already been applied to both items. This is because the customer had to purchase both items to meet the coupon's requirements.

Gift Card Coupons
Q: Will Publix accept a competitor coupon for a free $5 gift card with the purchase of an item or items? (For example, a coupon for "buy both Raid Max Bug Barriers 1 gallon starter kit and refill" and receive a $5 store gift card.)
A: Yes, the customer will receive a $5 Publix gift card if we carry the identical items.

Pharmacy Coupons
Q: Does Publix accept prescription coupons from all pharmacies or only from our listed competitors?
A: Publix accepts coupons for prescriptions from all local retail pharmacies.

Rain Checks and Coupons
Q: A customer presents a rain check and a coupon for an item. The coupon is now expired, but was valid on the date the rain check was issued. Can the coupon still be accepted?
A: Yes.

Private Label
Q: Will Publix accept a competitor's coupon for a private label item?
A: Yes, this is an opportunity for us to introduce our customer to Publix brand products.