My Publix Trip - Paid $0.84, Saved 98%

It's the rush at the end of the year to use up all those coupons that will expire next Monday! I have some free product coupons, plus all the Publix booklets and the WD booklets expire soon. I'm waiting til I get the new Green Advantage Flyer on Saturday to get some vitamins to help with overage toward some Purina One Dog Food and use up those coupons.
This was a pretty good shop considering I got Tostitos with no coupons, it essentially used up my overage from the SAL coupon. Now we have plenty of soup after the deals the last couple weeks, and canned vegetables too.  I spent less than a dollar and saved 98%.
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Temptations Cat treats
$1/1 PQ + $0.50/1 12-2SS
Kraft BBQ sauce BOGO
Milk Smart Balance 1/2 gal
$1/1 PQ + BOGO MQ FB print
Campbells Go Soup
$2/2 PQ + $1/1 MQ FB print
Tostitos chips BOGO
Nature Made MagOx
$2/1 MQ print + $3/1 PQ GAB
Save A Lot $5 off $25
$5/25 facebook print


Are You Locked In?

I am not delighted to tell you that we have renewed our cable and Internet package with Verizon. We now have less services, but it costs more. Go figure - less for more. Not exactly the way a frugal household likes to operate. We have had heated discussions with each other, and company representatives letting them know how undelighted we are. After the honeymoon of the being a new customer to FIOS a couple years ago, we now feel locked in. But we don't like it. And just so you know, before you get that big fancy HDTV - you're going to want to have the hundreds of cool HD channels that the big conglomerates offer for a high price. But when you get it, watch out.

In my opinion, Verizon just doesn't care about one little customer. They figure we're locked and that's that. When you believe your customers have no real choice, either because they've signed a long term contract, or the technology locks them in, or they're stranded in Okeechobee with no other options, you're likely to move away from delighting them.

This is the story of Verizon and Microsoft and Apple. When you believe that people are stuck with no options, it's not important to keep convincing them to stay there. And while you might be correct that this particular customer is locked in, it doesn't mean she doesn't have friends, colleagues or a blog. Word of mouth and recommendations don't come with a lock-in feature.

There are choices in all decisions, and it's essential to know what you're getting into when you buy that Windows computer, or HDTV, or Ipad. Getting locked in with a vendor that doesn't play well with others, or limits my choices is not going to sit well very long. Sometimes it is the low price that keeps you locked in, sometimes it is the cool, satisfying product you touch, and sometimes its because it "fits" in your system and communicates well with all your other stuff. I have found there are dissatisfiers with all my products and vendors, but usually it is not enough to seek alternatives. But sometimes it is.

So, before your contracts are up - investigate your options. Ask your neighbors and friends what service provider they utilize. Take their recommendations with a grain of salt though. Investigate reviews on the Internet, Google it and read some stuff. Find out the rules - how can you be considered a new customer again - how long do you need to stray? What will competitors offer you?
Be informed before you decided to get locked in, again.

Merry Christmas

We wish all of those celebrating, a very Merry Christmas!

May your day be filled with wonderful company, great gifts, good food, and holiday cheer.

Paid $0.22 on My Publix Trip

This is a great week for sales, so get out there and get your stuff before it ends early on Monday. I'm trying to think back and I think Publix just repeats the same ad for next week, but maybe I'm mixing that up with Easter. Anyway, I spent $0.22 and saved $94.65 for over a 99% savings rate.
20-Dec 46   94.65 37.81 58.50 tax 0.22 48 -99.76%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 1.88 total Q# Q details
bananas 2 0.30 0.60       0.60    
Temptations Cat Treats BOGO 10 1.50 15.00 7.50 15.00 0.98 -6.53 20 $1/1 PQ paws + $0.50/1 12-2RP
french fried onions 2 2.99 5.98   2.00   3.98 2 $1/1 MQ 11-04ss
gravy heinz 12 oz 3 0.99 2.97   1.00   1.97 1 $1/3 MQ print
Publix butter 1 2.50 2.50       2.50    
Hummus Sabra BOGO 2 3.99 7.98 3.99 2.00   1.99 2 $1/1 MQ all the trimmings
Mayo Kraft 30oz BOGO 2 4.49 8.98 4.49 5.50   -1.01 4 $0.75/1 PQ stock up bk + $2/1 MQ print
Milk SB 1/2 gal 2 2.50 5.00 2.50 2.00   0.50 3 $1/1 PQ all the trimmings + BOGO MQ fb
cooking soups campbells 12 1.25 15.00 7.50 8.00   -0.50 5 $2/4 PQ email best meals+ $1/5 MQ print
Del Monte green beans 2 1.39 2.78 1.39     1.39    
Olay facial cleanser 2.50 off 2 6.99 13.98 5.00 12.00 0.91 -2.11 4 $5/1 MQ 11-25PG + $1/1 PQ stock up bk
Mama Fran Parmesan Cheese 1 3.00 3.00   2.00   1.00 2 $1/1 MQ print + $1/1 PQ all the trimmings
Breakstones Sour Cream BOGO 2 2.45 4.90 2.45 2.00   0.45 2 $1/1 MQ print
Bertolli Pasta Sauce BOGO 2 2.99 5.98 2.99 2.00   0.99 2 $1/1 PQ email best meals
Save A Lot $5 off $25 1 0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5/25 facebook print

No Coupon Inserts this Sunday 12/23

There are no inserts in the upcoming Sunday paper, and we haven't gotten a Publix coupon for several weeks, so you might want to stop your paper delivery this Sunday.

Publix Weekly Ad Sneak Peek 12/20 - 12/24/12

I've been out of town on vacation the last week so things with couponing and shopping have slowed down. I did manage to shop once last week at the most beautiful, new Publix in Naples, FL. There were tons of staff handing out food samples and even a harpist playing holiday music. I should have taken more pictures it was so spectacular. It had opened 3 days earlier and they didn't have their competitors figured out but they took my Save A Lot and Target coupons when I showed them the competitor card I had previously.
But now I'm back in Tampa, and the upcoming shop has a lot of good items to stock up. The best deal is the MM Temptations cat treats starting Thursday. Other good values are the Butter, French Fried onions, Heinz Gravy, Del Monte green beans, Sabra Hummus, Kraft Mayo, Smart Balance Milk, Chinet Napkins, Lindsay Olives, Kraft Salad dressing, Campbells cooking soups, and Breakstones sour cream.
By the way, what happened to the bell ringers at Publix - they've disappeared this weekend. Any one know what the deal is?
Celery, bunch, save up to 1.99

Swanson Broth, 14.5 oz can, save up to 1.15

Nathan's Beef Franks, Bigger than the Bun, Regular, Angus or Dinner, 14 oz pkg, save up to 5.29

Tyson Any'tizer Breaded Chicken, Popcorn, Bites, Fries or Chunks, or Boneless Wyngz or Chicken Quesa Dippers, 25.5 to 28.05 oz pkg, save up to 8.49

Fresh Express Salad Blends or Baby Spinach, 5 to 12 oz bag, save up to 3.99

Collard, Turnip, or Mustard Greens or Kale, 16 oz bag, save up to 2.99

Breyers Ice Cream or Blasts! Frozen Dairy Dessert, 48 oz carton, save up to 4.99

Cool Whip Whipped Topping, 8 oz bowl, save up to 1.75

Talenti Gelato or Sorbetto, 16 oz cup, save up ot 4.99

Ore-Ida Hash Browns, O'Brien, Original Roasted or Steam n' Mash, 20 to 32 oz pkg, save up to 2.79

Kraft Shredded Cheese or Chunk, 7 or 8 oz pkg, save up to 3.99

Armour Meatballs, Italian, Original or Turkey, 14 oz pkg, save up to 4.99

Rondele Cheese Spread, Garlic and Herbs: Regular or Light or Garden Vegetable or Artichoke and Garlic, 8 oz cup, save up to 4.69

Athenos Crumbled Feta Cheese, Traditional, Garlic & Herb, Basil & Tomato, Fat Free or Reduced Fat: Traditional or Basil & Tomato, 3.4 or 4 oz pkg, save up to 2.89

Breakstone's Sour Cream, 16 oz cup, save up to 2.49

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spread: 16 oz or 2 pk, 7.5 oz tub, 16 oz box, or 8 oz Spray bottle, save up to 2.49

Reddi Whip Dairy Whipped Topping, 13 oz can, save up to 4.39

Publix Deli Tea, 1 gallon, save up to 2.69

Sabra Hummus, 4 pk, 2 oz cup or 10 oz pkg, pre-packaged deli section, save up to 3.99

Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Dressing, 30 oz jar, save up to 4.59

Hunt's Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz bottle, save up to 1.75

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 32 oz bottle, save up to 11.99

Mt. Olive Pickles, 16 to 46 oz jar, or Pickle or Jalapeno Pepper Slices Pak, 4 pk, 3.7 oz container, save up to 3.21

Lindsay California Ripe Olives, 6 oz can (excluding Low Sodium and Naturals), save up to 1.99

Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables, 11 to 15.25 oz can (excluding Specialties Varieties, Asparagus and Peas), save up to 1.39

Kraft Salad Dressing, 16 oz bottle, or Kraft Sizzling Salads Dressing & Cooking Sauce Dinner Kit, 12 oz pkg, save up to 2.83

Crisco Oil, 48 oz bottle, save up to 4.75

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, 8 or 10 ct box, (excluding Marshmallow Lovers and Madness), save up to 2.49

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup or Cream of Chicken Soup, 10.75 oz can, save up to 1.33

College Inn Broth, 32 oz carton, save up to 2.59

Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix, 15.25 or 16.25 oz box (excluding Angel Food and Pound Cake Mix)< save up to 1.99

Log Cabin Syrup, Original or Lite, 24 oz bottle, save up to 3.89

Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice Blend, or Juice Drink or Juice Cocktail, 101.4 oz bottle, save up to 5.59

Juicy Juice 100% Juice Blend, 64 oz bottle, save up to 2.99

Del Monte Tomatoes, 14.5 oz can, save up to 1.59

Rotel Diced Tomatoes or Whole, 10 oz can, save up to 1.19

Ronzoni Pasta, Original, Healthy Harvest or Garden Delight, 9 or 16 oz pkg (excluding Jumbo Shells and Manicotti), save up to 1.69

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, 13 to 17 oz box, or Vanilla Clusters, 18 oz box, save up to 3.29

Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix or Supreme or Dessert Bar Mix, 16.5 to 19.5 oz box, save up to 3.09

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 14 to 17.9 oz pouch, save up to 2.79

Krusteaz Supreme Muffin Mix, Bars or Cake & Muffin Mix, 17.1 to 21 oz box, save up to 2.79

Bertolli Pasta Sauce or Alfredo, Four Cheese Rosa or Vineyard, 15 or 24 oz jar (excluding Organic), save up to 2.79

Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 10.9 to 16.2 oz box, save up to 2.98

Knorr Sides, 3.8 to 6.4 oz pouch, save up to 1.19

Assorted Pepsi Products, 2L bottles, save up to 1.89

Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 12.8 to 15.1 oz box, or Munchables Crisps or Thins, or Ritz Bits, 9.5 to 12.25 oz box, or Fudge Covered, 7.5 oz box, save up to 2.99

Deer Park Sparkling Water, 1L bottle, save up to 0.99

Trident or Dentyne Gum, 16 or 18 ct pkg, save up to 1.19

Keebler Club Crackers, 11 to 16 oz box, save up to 3.59

Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread or 100% Whole Wheat, 20 oz loaf, save up to 2.89

Arnold Select Rolls, Sandwich or Hot Dog, 8 ct, 14 or 16 oz pkg, save up to 3.59

Lay's Potato Chips, 10 or 10.5 oz bag (excluding Kettle Cooked, Baked, Light and Simply Natural), save up to 4.29

General Mills Chex Mix, 6.25 or 8.75 oz bag, Bugles, 6 or 7.5 oz bag, or Gardetto's Snack Mix, 8.6 oz bag, save up to 2.49

Entenmann's Little Bites Muffins or Fudge Brownies, 8.25 to 8.75 oz box, save up to 4.49

Pop-Secret Premium Popcorn, 6 or 10 ct, 11.2 to 19.2 oz box, or 30 oz jar, save up to 5.29

Chinet Dinner Naptkins, 3 ply, 40 ct or All Occasion Premium and Elegant, 2 ply, 90 ct pkg, save up to 2.19

Whiskas Temptations Treats for Cat's, 2.47 or 3 oz pouch, save up to 1.59

Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks, 10 oz pkg, save up to 5.99

Publix Omeprazole Acid Reducer, 20 mg, 14 ct pkg, save up to 9.69

100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls, Plain, or Potato, 12 ct pkg, 12 to 15 oz pkg, 1.99
Decorated Cupcakes, 6 ct, 3.99, 12 ct, 6.99
Mini Croissants, 13 ct, 4.29
Donuts, 6 ct, 2.99
Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pecan Streusel or Sweet Potato Pie, 24 or 30 oz pkg, 2.99
Fruit Filled Strudels, 4.89
Two Dozen Cookies, 2/$5
Key Lime Pie, Original or Mango, or Chocolate Fudge Cream Pie, 6.99
New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberries, 9.99, Plain, 7.99
Decadent Dessert Cakes, 19.99

Publix American Singles, 12 oz pkg, 3/$7
Publix Sweet Cream Butter, Salted or Unsalted, 16 oz box, 2/$5
Publix Cheese Slices, 6 or 8 oz pkg, 2/$5
Kraft Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz pkg, or Baby Swiss, 7 oz pkg, 2/$5
Pillsbury Rolls, Breadsticks, Crusty French Loaf or Pizza Crust, 8 to 13.9 oz can, 1.85
Nestle Coffee-Mate Flavored Creamers, 32 oz bottle, (excluding Original, Low Fat Original or Fat Free Original), 2/$5
Smart Balance Milk, half gallon, 2/$5
Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8 oz pkg, 4/$5
Stonyfield or Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz cup, 10/$10
Sorrento Deli Style Ricotta Cheese, 32 oz tub, 2/$7
Publix Half & Half, 32 oz carton, 2/$3

Publix Deli Chicken Tenders, 6.99/lb
Publix Deli Spinach Dip, 16 oz pkg, 2.99
Stacy's Chips or Crisps, 6.75 to 8 oz pkg, 2/$5
Publix Deli Turkey Cranberry Half Sub Combo, 5.99
Boar's Head Sweet Slice Ham, 6.99/lb
Boar's Head Colby Jack Cheese, half moon, 7.49/lb
Publix Deli Goat Cheese, 4 oz pkg, 2.99
Publix Deli Imported Manchego Cheese Wedge, 14.99/lb
Publix Deli Imported Dutch Aged Gouda Cheese, 13.99/lb
Publix Deli Parmigiano Reggiano Imported Cheese, 16.99/lb
Publix Deli Monterey Jack Cheese, 7.39/lb
Publix Deli Imported French Brie Cheese, 9.99/lb
Publix Deli Italian Gorgonzola Cheese, 7.05 oz pkg, 5.49
Publix Deli Fully Cooked Turkey Dinner, 39.99

Publix Premium Appetizers, 8 or 10 oz box, 2/$5
Mrs. Smith's or Edwards Pie, 25.5 to 48 oz box, 50% off
Sara Lee Pound Cake or Cheesecake, 9.6 to 30 oz box, 50% off
Birds Eye Vegetables or Rice, 7.5 to 28.8 oz pkg or Cob Corn, 4 or 12 ct, 50% off (regular and steamfresh pictured)
Newman's Own Pizza, 12.1 to 14.3 oz box, 2/$10
Marie Callender's Pot Pie, 10 to 40 oz box, 50% off

M&M's Chocolate Candies, Large or Big Bag, 15.4 to 19.2 oz bag, 4.49
Spice World Seasonings, 0.5 to 8 oz bottle, 10/$10
Mama Francesca Imported Parmesan Cheese, Original, Parmesan Garlic Blend with Spices & Herbs or Italian Cheese Blend, 8 oz jar, 2/$6
Maxwell House Ground Coffee, 28 to 30.6 oz can, 6.99
Maxwell House 100% Colombian or Decaffeinated, 28 or 29.3 oz can, 7.99
French's French Fried Onions, 6 oz canister, 2.99
Nestle Coffee-Mate Coffee Creamer, powdered, original, 35.3 oz canister, 4.99
Campbell's Healthy Request Cream Soups or 98% Fat Free: Mushroom, Chicken, or Celery or Cream of Celery or Onion, 10.75 oz can, 5/$5
Dole Pineapple, 20 oz can, 4/$5
Mott's Applesauce, 6 pk, 3.9 or 4 oz cup, 3/$6
Betty Crocker Frosting, 12 or 16 oz tub, 2/$3
Aunt Jemima Pancake & Waffle Mix, 32 or 35 oz box, 2/$4
Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice or Whole Grain & Wild or Whole Grain White Rice, 4.2 to 6.7 oz box, 2/$3
Heinz Home Style Gravy, 12 oz jar, 0.99
Coca-Cola Products, 8 or 12 pk, 12 oz cans or bottles, B3G1F (final price, 4/$13)
Sparkling Ice Naturally Flavored Water, 17 oz bottle, 10/$10
Nabisco Snack Crackers, Wheat Thins, Triscuit, or Crackerfuls, 5.5 to 9.1 oz box, 2/$5
Deer Park Natural Spring Water, 24 pk, 0.5L bottle, 3.99
Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies, Distinctive, Melts or Slices, 5 to 7.5 oz bag, 2/$5
Lay's Dip, 15 oz jar, or 4 ct, 10 oz pkg, 2/$6
Golden Flake Cheese Puffs or Curls: Regular or Jalapeno Cheddar Flavored, or Crisp & Crunchy, 5 to 6 oz bag, 2/$3
Publix Pecan Halves, 6 oz, 3.99

Health & Beauty:
Suave Naturals Hair Care Products or Suave Kids, 22.5 oz bottle, 4/$5
Olay Regenerist Facial Products, Total Effects, or Definity, 0.2 to 6.78 oz pkg or 30 ct or each, 2.50 off
Suave Body Wash, 12 oz bottle, or St. Ives Body Wash, 13.5 oz bottle, 2/$3

Bounty Paper Towels, Big Rolls: Select-A-Size White or Prints, or White or Basic Prints Mega Rolls, 6 roll pkg, 6.99
Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Mega 6 roll, Double 12 roll, or Big 12 roll, bonus pkgs while available, 6.99
Duracell Batteries, 1, 2 or 4 ct FREE wyb Duracell Batteries, 16 or 20 ct pkg
Kingsford Charcoal Briquets, Original, with Mesquite or with Hickory, 15.7 or 16.6 lb bag, 7.49
Hefty EZ Foil Classic Crown Roaster Pan, Rectangle with Handles or Super Roaster, 1.99
Dixie PerfecTouch Grab'N Go Cups with Lids, 12 oz, 26 ct or Soak Proof Shield Plates, 8 1/2 inch or 10 1/16 inch, 40 or 95 ct pkg, 2/$7
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, Quality, Regular or Non-Stick Release Heavy Duty, 12 inch wide, 35 to 75 sq ft box, or Non-Stick Pan Lining Paper, 30 sq ft box, 2.99
Tide Laundry Detergent, 50 oz bottle, 5.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, 35 ct canister, 2/$4
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Disinfectant Power: Original, with Bleach, or with Lime & Rust Remover; Cling Disinfectant Country Scent or Power & Free, 24 oz bottle, 2/$4
Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner, All Purpose or Citrus Scent Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner, 22 or 32 oz bottle, or Power & Free Cleaner, 22 oz bottle, 2/$4
Pledge Furniture Polish, Spray or Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner, 9.7 or 16 oz pkg, 2/$6
Lemi Shine Dishwasher Detergent Additive, Original: Removes Tough Spots & Film or Rinse or High Efficiency Machine Cleaner, 7.5 to 12 oz pkg, 2/$6

Standing Rib Roast, 6.49/lb, Publix GreenWise, 8.49/lb
Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, Regular, Lower Sodium or Thick Sliced, 3/$10
Publix Spiral-Sliced Ham Half with Honey or Brown Sugar Glaze Packet, 1.99/lb, Boneless, 4.99/lb
Crown Roast of Pork, 3.99/lb
Publix Young Turkey, 10 to 24 lb ave, limit two, 0.79/lb, more than two, 1.29/lb
Breast of Turkey with Ribs and Gravy Packet, 2.69/lb
Fresh Turkey, while quantities available, 1.69/lb
Butterball Fresh Turkey, 1.89/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Cutlets, 3.99/lb
Chicken Breast Tenders, 4.49/lb
Boneless New York Strip Loin Roast, 6.49/lb
Ground Chuck, 3.49/lb
Meatballs or Oven Ready Meatloaf, 3.99/lb
Boneless New York Strip Steaks, 7.99/lb, Thin-sliced, 8.29/lb
Bottom Round Roast, 4.49/lb
Rump Roast, 4.99/lb
Chuck Short Ribs, 3.99/lb
Whole Leg of Lamb, 5.99/lb, Boneless, never frozen, 6.99/lb
Publix Semi-Boneless Ham Half, or Whole, 1.59/lb
Hillshire Farm Lunchmeats, 8 or 9 oz tub, 3/$10
Publix Mild or Hot Italian Sausage, 3.99/lb
Pork Loin Sirloin Roast, 2.49/lb, Rib End Pork Roast, 2.79/lb
Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes, Traditional, Country Style, Garlic, Sweet Potato, or Sour Cream & Chive, 24 oz pkg, 2/$5
Jimmy Dean Sausage, Links, Patties or Fully-Cooked: Links, Patties or Crumbles, 9.6 to 16 oz pkg, 2/$6
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage or Polska Kielbasa, 13 or 14 oz pkg, 2/$6

Pedigree Food for Dogs or Puppies, 15 to 17 lb bag, 11.99
Iams Premium Cat Food, 6.8 lb bag, 10.99
Fresh Step Scoopable Cat Litter, 20 lb box, or Scoop Away Clumping Multiple Cat Formula, 25 lb box, 7.99

Brussels Sprouts, 1.99/lb
Baby Portabella Mushrooms, sliced or whole, 8 oz pkg, 1.69
Tasti-Lee Tomatoes, 1.99/lb
Salad Peppers, 2 lb bag, 2.99
Russet Potatoes, 5 lb bag, 2.99
Baking Potatoes, 10 lb bag, 5.89
Florida Strawberries, 16 oz pkg, 3.99
Grape Tomatoes, pint, 2/$4
Publix Baby Cut Carrots, 16 oz bag, 1.29
Clementines, 5 lb box, 4.99
Broccoli or Cauliflower, each, 2/$5
Sweet Onions, 0.99/lb
Sweet Potatoes, 0.49/lb
Shelled Pecan Halves or Pieces, 16 oz bag, 8.99
Red Seedless Grapes, 2.99/lb
Blueberries or Blackberries, 6 or 12 oz pkg, 2/$5
Cherries, 3.99/lb
Bartlett Pears, 1.29/lb
Yellow or Zucchini Squash or Green Beans, 0.99/lb
Del Monte Gold Ripe Pineapple, Whole or Peeled and Cored, 2.99
Cantaloupe, 2/$4
Fresh Pomegranates, 2/$5
Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, 16 oz bottle, 2/$5
Fresh Pomegranates Arils, 4.3 oz pkg, 2.99
Large Vegetable and Dip Party Tray, 40 oz, 10.99
Apple and Cheese Party Tray, 42 oz, 12.99
Large Red Delicious or Fuji Apples, 1.49/lb
Simply 100% Pure Orange Juice, Apple, Grapefruit, Juice Blends or Cocktail, 1.75L bottle, 2/$6
Simply Lemonade or Limeade, 1.75L bottle, 2/$5

Fresh Tilapia Fillets, 6.99/lb
Snow Crab Clusters, 6.99/lb
Small Lobster Tails, 3 oz minimum, each, 5.99
Large White Shrimp, 31 to 35 per pound, 6.99/lb
Publix Finishing Sauce, 10 oz pkg, 3.99
Medium Shrimp Ring, 18 oz, 9.99, Small, 10 oz, 2/$11, Large 36 oz, 17.99
Thanks to Slickdeals Publix Thread - check there for coupon matchups

My Publix Trip - Saved 85%

We don't really need much right now so I just went to get some items for our stockpile and some beer since our keg ran out this week. My DH and I both shop together so we are allowed to use two Target coupons and that means we could get free RG body wash. We also went to the store that has restocked the elusive CWS so I could get some overage toward the beer. I held onto my Powerade coupons from My Coke Rewards until there was a bogo, so I got ten free with my five coupons. We used the new Target printable for a $10 gift card when you buy $50 worth of groceries so really the total of $11.70 spent, minus the $10 GC makes it less than a couple bucks for our beer and the rest of the stuff.
6-Dec 31   81.45 13.20 60.25 tax 11.70 20 -85.64%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 3.70 total Q# Q details
bananas 2 0.35 0.70       0.70    
Right Guard Body Wash 2 3.00 6.00   6.00 0.39 0.39 4 $3/2 MQ print + $1.50/1 TQ print
Crest Whitestrips 2ct 4 5.99 23.96   28.00 1.56 -2.48 4 $7/1 MQ in pkg (NLA)
Powerade 32 oz BOGO 10 1.25 12.50 6.25 6.25 0.81 0.81 5 free MQ (MyCokeRewards)
Red Gold Diced Tomatoes BOGO 10 1.39 13.90 6.95 5.00   1.95 5 $1/2 MQ blinkie
Beer, Budweiser 18 pk 1 14.39 14.39     0.94 15.33    
Publix GC 1 10.00 10.00   10.00   0.00 1 $10 GC wyb $50 TQ printable
Save A Lot $5 off $25 1 0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5/25 facebook print

Publix Weekly Ad Sneak Peek 12/6 - 12/12/12

Bantry Bag Mussels, 16 oz pkg, save up to 5.99

Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal, 15 or 18 oz box, or Unfrosted Mini-Wheats, 18 oz box, save up to 3.32

Oscar Mayer Wieners, Regular, Jumbo or Bun Length, 16 oz pkg (excluding Beef, Cheese and Angus), save up to 3.59

Potato Inspirations, 28 oz bag or Fingerling Potato Blend, 1.5 lb, surprisingly low price

Concord Broccoli Soup Mix, 1.25 oz pkg, no price given

Pita Pal Hummus, 10 oz pkg, save up to 3.99

Post Cereal, Pebbles, Honeycomb, Alpha-Bits, Churros, or Golden Crisp, 11 to 14.75 oz box, save up to 2.99

Kellogg's Special K Bars, 5 to 10 ct, 4.4 to 4.86 oz box, save up to 2.79

Gevalia Kaffe Ground Coffee or Whole Bean, 12 oz bag, save up to 7.99

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, Chicken: Regular, Lower Sodium or made with Whole Wheat, or Turkey, Pork, Cornbread, Cranberry or Herb, 5 or 6 oz box, save up to 1.69

Betty Crocker Potatoes, 3.7 to 6.6 oz box, save up to 1.55

Mueller's Pasta or Ronco, 8 to 16 oz pkg (excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells and Noodles), save up to 1.95

Mid's Homestyle Pasta Sauce, Meatless, Meat, Italian Sausage, Three Cheese or Garlic & Onion, 32 oz jar, save up to 4.59

Powerade Ion4 Sports Drink or Powerade Zero, 32 oz bottle, save up to 1.25

Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner, 10.75 to 16.35 oz box, save up to 3.09

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Sunkist, Mott's or Ocean Spray, 4.5 to 8 oz box, save up to 2.85

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, Sharp White Cheddar Cheese Flavored, Signature BBQ or Classic Kettle Corn, 5 oz bag, save up to 2.99

Arnold Bread, 24 oz loaf (excluding Dutch Country Breads), save up to 4.29

Nature's Own English Muffins, Oatmeal Toasters, Bagels or Swirl Bread, 12 to 22 oz bag, save up to 3.29

Starburst, Skittles or Life Savers Candies, 13 or 14 oz bag, save up to 2.99

Shedd's Spread Country Crock, Regular or Churn Style, 15 oz tub or Twin Pack, two 7.5 oz tubs, save up to 2.39

SeaPak Shrimp Co. Shrimp, Fish or Crab Cakes, 8 to 28 oz pkg, save up to 7.99

Cole's Garlic Bread, Toast Slices or Cheesesticks, 10.5 to 16 oz pkg (excluding Mini Loaf and Mini Toast), save up to 2.99

Simply Potatoes, 20 oz bag, save up to 2.59

Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Invisible Solid, 2.6 oz pkg (excluding Dove Ultimate), save up to 2.59

Publix Allergy Tabliets, 100 ct box, save up to 10.49

Purina Beggin' Strips Dog Snack or T-Bonz, 14 to 28 oz pkg, save up to 7.39

Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Containers, Rectangle 16 cup or Serving Bowl 13 cup, 2 ct pkg, save up to 5.49

Russell Stover Chocolates, or Pangburn's Millionaires, 8.25 to 12 oz box, save up to 8.99

Hershey's Bliss Chocolate, 8.6 or 9.6 oz bag, save up to 4.29

Garden Lites Vegetable Souffle or Entrees, 7 oz box, save up to 3.99

Small Creme Cakes, 3.99, Large or Whole Creme Cakes, 5.99
Brownies, 8 ct, 3.99
Two Dozen Cookies, 2/$5
Buttermilk Biscuits, 6 ct, or Cinnamon Raisin, 2.69
Apple Butter, 8 oz, fresh from the bakery, 1.79
Donuts, 6 ct, 2.99
Italian Five Gain Bread, White or Wheat, 16 oz pkg, 2.99

Publix Shredded Cheese, Chunk or Slices, 6 or 8 oz pkg, 2/$5
Publix Deluxe American Cheese, Single Slices, 16 oz pkg, 3.99
Publix Yogurt, 6 oz cup, 20/$8
Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, 3/$6
Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Cookies, 16 or 16.5 oz pkg, 3/$6
Publix American Singles, 12 pkg, 3/$7
Publix Mozzarella String Cheese, 12 oz pkg, 2/$7
Publix Sour Cream, 16 oz cup, 1.25

Publix Deli 20 Piece Hot & Spicy Wings, 7.49
Boar's Head Deluxe Roast Beef, 9.99/lb
Publix Deli Baked Potato Salad, 16 oz pkg, 2/$5
Publix Deli Large Turkey Cobb Salad, 5.49
Boar's Head Roast Beef Half Sub Combo, 5.99

Kashi All Natural Pizza, 11.9 to 12.7 oz box, 2/$10
Healthy Choice Entrees or Meals, 9.5 to 12 oz box, 4/$10
Green Giant Vegetables, 7 to 17 oz pkg or Corn on the Cob, 6 or 12 ct, 50% off (Valley Fresh Steamers also shown)
Marie Callender's Dinner or Meal, 8.5 to 19 oz box, 5/$11
Publix Premium Pie, Pumpkin, Peach, Cherry, Apple or Blueberry, 26 or 31 oz box, 2/$6
Tabatchnick Soup, Macaroni & Cheese or Vegetarian Chili, 14.5 or 15 oz pkg, 1.99
Empire Frozen Turkey, 2.29/lb

Folgers Ground Coffee, 10.3 to 11.3 oz bag (excluding Gourmet Selections), 2/$5
Folgers Ground Decaffeinated or 100% Colombian Coffee, 10.3 or 11.3 oz bag, 2/$6
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, 8 ct, 3/$5
Kashi Cereal, 10.3 to 16.3 oz box, Hot Cereal, 11.28 oz box, or Granola, Cereal or Fruit & Grain Bars or Soft Baked Squares, 6.7 to 8.4 oz box, 2.99
Smucker's Preserves, Marmalade, Spread, Jelly or Jam, 12.75 to 18 oz jar (excluding Apple, Grape or Low Sugar Grape), 2/$6
StarKist Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, 4 pk, 5 oz can, 4.99
Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 28 oz jar, 3.99
Welch's Essentials Juice Cocktail Blend or Light Concord Grape Juice, 64 oz bottle, 2/$4
Progresso Soup, 18 or 19 oz can, 3/$4
Mott's Applesauce, 6 pk, 3.9 or 4 oz cup, 3/$5
7-Up, A&W, Diet Rite, or RC Cola, 12 pk, 12 oz can, B3G1F (final price, 4/$12)
Aquafina Pure Water, 24 pk, 16.9 oz bottle, 3.99
Coca-Cola Products, 12 pk, 12 oz cans, 3/$13
Pepsi Products, 2L bottles, 3/$4
Ruffles Potato Chips, 8 or 9.5 oz bag (excluding Baked, Light and Natural), 2/$5
Nabisco Oreo or Newtons Cookies, or Fudge Cremes, Cakesters, or Fig Newtons, 8.04 to 15.9 oz pkg, or Oreo Creme Filled Brownies, 15 oz box, 2/$6
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Crackers or Graham Snacks, 6.6 to 8 oz pkg, 3/$5
Keebler Crackers, 8 to 16 oz pkg, 2/$5
Spangler Candy Canes, 12 ct box, 5/$5
Manischewitz Chicken Broth, Regular, or Reduced Sodium or Beef, 32 oz box, 2/$5
Silver Spring Horseradish, Cream Style, Beet or Prepared, 5 oz jar, 4/$5
Streit's Potato Pancake Mix, Original, Vegetable or Latkes, 6 oz box, 1.79
Publix Vegetable Oil or Canola, 32 oz bottle, 2/$4
Manischewitz Egg Noodles, 12 oz bag, 2/$3
Kedem Tea Biscuits, 4.5 oz pkg, 5/$3
Kedem Concord Grape Juice, 22 oz bottle, 2/$5
Streit's Milk or Dark Chocolate Coins, 3/$1
Manhattan Chocolates Jelly rings, 9 oz box, 2/$7
Publix California Select Dried Plums, 18 oz canister, 2/$6

Health & Beauty/Baby:
L'Oreal EverCreme Hair Products, EverSleek, EverPure, or EverStrong, 1.7 to 8.5 oz pkg or L'Oreal Healthy Look Hair Color, 5.49
Simple Facial Items, 0.5 to 6.7 oz pkg, or 25 ct, 30% off
Dial Body Wash or Right Guard, 6.8 to 18 oz bottle, 2/$6
Tampax Pearl Tampons 36 ct or Radiant Tampons 32 ct box, or Always Pads: Ultra Thin, Infinity, Radiant or Maxi, 24 to 48 ct, 7.49
Crest Toothpaste, 8.2 oz tube, 2/$4
Oral-B Toothbrush: Indicator, Complete, or Advantage, each, 2/$4
Aleve Pain Reliever 50 ct or Bayer, 40 or 50 ct pkg, 5.99
Boost Nutritional Drink, 6 or 12 pk, 8 oz pkg, or Powder, 17.7 oz can, 25% off
MiraLax Laxative, 8.3 oz bottle, 7.99
Pampers Diapers, 20 to 42 ct pkg, 9.49
Johnson's Baby Products, 15 oz bottle, or Desitin Ointment, 3.5 to 16 oz pkg, 1.00 off

Tide Detergent, 100 oz bottle, 11.99
Cascade Dishwasher Detergent, Gel or Powder, 75 oz or ActionPacs, 16 or 20 ct (excluding Cascade Complete, 45 and 75 oz pkg), 3.99
Febreze Set & Refresh Air Freshener, 5.5 ml pkg, or Air Effects Air Refresher, 9.7 oz can, or Candle, 3.5 oz jar, 2/$5
Ultra Downy Fabric Softener, 62 to 77 oz bottle, or Unstopables, 13.2 oz bottle, 5.99
Windex Cleaner, 26 oz bottle, or Glass & Surface Wipes, 28 ct, 2.49
Clorox Cleaner, or Anywhere Sanitizing Spray, 22 or 32 oz bottle, or Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, 30 oz bottle, 2/$5
Sparkle Paper Towels, 6 roll, 5.49
Angel Soft Unscented Bathroom Tissue, double 12 roll, regular 24 roll, Triple 8 roll, 5.49
Dixie Plates or Bowls, Soak Proof Shield, 20 to 48 ct pkg, 2/$4
Dixie Napkins, 180 ct, 2/$4
Kleenex Viva Paper Towels, 1 roll pkg, 2/$3
Hefty Tall Kitchen Bags or Trash or Lawn & Leaf or Refuse Liner, 18 to 45 ct, 2/$11
Baker's Secret or T-Fal AirBake Pan, Cookie Sheet, Pizza Set or Cooling Rack, 25% off
Give a Gift Gift Card Holders, box, 2/$5
Rokeach Chanuka Candles, 44 ct, 5/$5

Boneless New York Strip Steaks, 7.99/lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast, 3.99/lb
Boneless Shoulder Steaks, 4.29/lb
Lean Ground Beef, 4.49/lb, made into Patties, 4.79/lb
Hormel Fully Cooked Entrees, 15 oz pkg, 4.99
Publix GreenWise Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks, 9.99/lb
Publix GreenWise Beef, Ground Chuck, 4.99/lb
St. Louis Style Spareribs, 2.99/lb
Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, 3.49/lb
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, 2.99/lb
Publix GreenWise Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, 4.99/lb
Hormel Black Label Bacon, Original, Center-Cut, Maple Flavor or Thick Sliced, 12 or 16 oz pkg, 2/$9
Publix Thick Sliced Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, 24 oz pkg, 6.99
Publix Extra Thin Sliced Meats, 7 or 9 oz tub, 3/$10
Sabrett Beef Franks: Regular or Bun Size, 14 oz pkg, 2/$6
Boneless Pork Loin Chops, 3.99/lb
Hormel Country Crock Side Dishes, 20 or 24 oz tub, 2/$6
Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables or Snack Duo, 3.1 to 4.4 oz pkg, 4/$6

Iams Dog Food or Puppy Food, 15.5 or 17.5 lb bag, 17.99
Whiskas Food for Cats, 30 or 36 oz box, 2/$8

Fruit Salad, 2.99/lb
Publix Salad Blends, Spring Mix, American, European, or Italian, or Hearts of Romaine Salad or Caesar Salad Kit, 5 to 12 oz pkg, 2/$4
Naturally Fresh Dressing, 12 oz container, 2/$5
Clementines, 5 lb box, 5.99
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, Ruby Red Grapefruit or Trop 50 Beverage or Juice, 59 oz bottle, 2/$6
Red Seedless Grapes, 2.99/lb
Bartlett or Bosc Pears, 1.29/lb
Red or Golden Delicious Apples, 1.49/lb
Cantaloupe, 2/$5
Yellow or Zucchini Squash or Green Beans, 0.99/lb
Del Monte Gold Ripe Pineapple, Whole or Peeled and Cored, 2.99
Broccoli, bunch, 2/$5
Grape Tomatoes, pint, 2/$4
Pomegranates, 2.49

Shrimp Cocktail Cup, Shrimp 5 oz, Sauce 4 oz, 7.00
Medium Shrimp Ring, 9.99, Small, 2/$11, Large, 17.99
Medium White Shrimp, 6.99/lb, Peeled and Deveined, 7.99/lb
Fresh Catfish Fillets, 5.99/lb, Cajun Seasoned, 6.99/lb
Publix Sockeye Salmon Fillets, 12 oz pkg, 9.99
Morey's Fish Creations, 2 ct, 10 oz box, 6.99

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$10 off the purchase of one $50 Visa Gift Card with the purchase of $50 or more in groceries, 4.95 activation fee
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How Much More Tax Will You Pay?

Only 53% of the people who read this will find it of value, those of you who work for a living. As we approach the end of the year, it is becoming more evident that our taxes will increase next year as the President and Congress are unable to compromise and prevent the Bush era tax cuts from expiring. The President holds all the cards and doesn't really need to play with the Republicans because he's already elected for his final term in office. Last time he signed to extend the tax cuts in 2010, he needed to please the electorate - but not anymore. Sure he's thrown out a proposal, but the Republicans laughed at it. There will be no more offers from his side of the game.
If there is no compromise, the tax increases would be significant:
  • FICA would go up by 2 percentage points.
  • All income tax brackets would go up by 3 to 5 percentage points.
  • Tax rates on capital gains would rise.
  • Tax rates on dividends would more than double.
  • The child tax credit drops from $1000 to $500.
  • The marriage penalty would return.
The hardest hit would be two-income couples with children, but everyone would see their taxes go up.
But what does this mean? Well, if you work and contribute your payroll taxes to build our highways and pay our public servants you will pay more starting next year. For the typical middle class family, it means about $2000 will disappear from your household budget as it is earmarked for income tax. You can go to the Tax Foundation and plug in your income in this handy calculator to see the difference how much taxes you will now pay starting next year.
What would you have done with your 2K? #My2K would pay for our groceries and household supplies for an entire year, plus pay for the dog food and all our car's gasoline. Two thousand dollars would pay for two week long vacations. Two thousand dollars would pay our property taxes and half of our home insurance. Two thousand dollars would pay for our vehicle insurances. All of these bills must continue to be paid, but we won't have the income now. It will be an extra frugal year on top of our already frugal lifestyle.
What bothers me about this is not so much paying more taxes, it's that 47% of people will not be paying more. The people who suck up government services like disability, food stamps, cash assistance and section 8 housing allowances. These people probably have never worked or paid taxes. They have a bunch of kids and they get a bunch of government checks each month to buy their groceries, pay their rent and provide for their sorry existence. They will not feel the pain or have the difficult decisions to make about what they must fore go this month in order to pay the bills.
Get ready, it's going to happen.