My Publix Trip - Paid $2, Saved $64

I was planning on waiting to do my trips on the weekend so I could get a couple gas cards, but I wanted to get some prices for some items. I got mostly the salad stuff plus some of the items which had Target coupons and limited me to two per trip. Also I wanted to see if the Spring Savings booklets are out yet (which they are not in Temple Terrace) even though I have the printed coupons. The stores are getting strict now in anticipation of the new coupon policy updates coming in April and they are reading all the small print. I'm going to plan to do all my gas cards as $50 trips with two transactions so I already have them divided up correctly at the register instead of them telling me I can only get one gas card per order and then having to divide my $100 order into two.
I've read on the internet that the new coupon policy starting April 1st at Publix just clarifies their rules, but also states that Rainchecks will no longer extend the life of coupons. No expired coupons will be accepted, even with Rainchecks. That means one of our best strategies to get MM deals after the sale will be over. I anticipate they won't get more of items so we can all use our coupons in the time period so it may mean buying the item full price before the sale, and just return it and repurchase during the sale period, therefore assuring that you get the items instead of finding empty shelves. I know I'll continue to nuture relationships with the stocker guys who order the products and they can keep them in back for me until I shop. That's the only way I got any Poise during that deal. I also intend to contact corporate when stores are consistently out of an item during a sale therefore making our coupons worthless. I think its bullshit when they say the warehouse is out, but the day after the sale is over they have stock again. Anyway, enough of my rant. We'll all adjust and reminisce how good it used to be. 
So I paid $2 and saved $64.91.
Q details
Peanuts jumbo roasted
green pepper
Phil Cream Cheese
$1/1 MQ cheese
Finagle Bagle 24oz BOGO
$2/2 wyb bagel+cc SSbooklt+ $0.50/1 mq print
Niagra spray starch
$1/2 2-24ss + .55/1 SS booklt print
Planters Peanuts BOGO
$1/1 1-27ss
Hormel Side Dishes BOGO
$1/1 MQ print + $1/1 TQ print
Cesars dog food BOGO
BOGO MQ + $3/15 TQ print
Sundown D
$2/1 MQ print + $5/2 PQ GAB
Nature Made Vit D 33% off
$2/1 MQ print + $2/1 TQ print
Plastic cups
Save A lot FB
$5/25 print

3/10 Sunday Coupon Inserts - RP SS

Red Plum
All $2/2 liquid, powder or mighty pacs ets (4/21/13)
Bridgford $.50/1 frozen rolls, bread dough or monkey bread (5/31/13)
Carnation $1/1 Breakfast Essentials product (5/31/13)
Clairol $1/1 color product or Herbal color ets (4/30/13)
Country Crock $.35/1 spread excluding honey or cinnamon flavored (4/7/13)
Degree/Clear Buy 1 Degree Men product, get 1 Clear Men Scalp Therapy free ets up to $6.99 (3/24/13)
DermaSilk $5/1 full size product (3/23/13)
Fancy Feast $1/18 3oz Elegant Medleys cans (6/10/13)
Fancy Feast $1/24 3oz cans (6/10/13)
Fancy Feast $1/6 3oz Mornings cans (6/10/13)
Fleischmann's $.40/1 3-strip pizza crust yeast (8/30/13)
Fleischmann's/Karo $.40/1 Karo 16 or 32oz syrup or Fleischmann's .75 or 4oz yeast package (8/30/13)
Louisiana Fish Fry $.55/1 cobbler mix dnd (6/30/13)
Louisiana Fish Fry $1/2 breadings dnd (6/30/13)
Milk-Bone $1/2 dog snacks (5/5/13)
NeilMed $5/1 NasaMist all-in-one saline spray or Sinugaror pulsation nasal wash (4/7/13)
Pringles $.50/1 snack stacks ets or Stix 70ct or 8pk (4/21/13)
Pringles $1/2 150g+ fat free/light cans (4/21/13)
Pringles $1/4 160g+ cans (4/21/13)
Pure Protein $1/1 4pk 3sg shakes, 1 or 2lb protein powder or value packs (4/27/13)
Pure Protein $1/2 bars (4/27/13)
Purina $3/1 Pro Plan dog food (6/3/13)
Purina B2G2 Pro Plan cans free up to $3.38 (6/3/13)
Simple Buy cleanser or moisturizer, get cleansing wipes free ets up to $6.99 (3/24/13)
Snuggle $.50/1 fabric softener or dryer sheets (4/21/13)
Starburst/Life Savers $1/2 13 or 14oz Starburst or Life Savers Jellybeans bags dnd (4/1/13)
Suave $.25/1 deodorant product ets (4/7/13)
Suave $.50/1 body wash product ets (4/7/13)
Suave $.75/1 deodorant product excludes 1.4oz and trial (4/7/13)
Suave $1/1 Professionals Moroccan Infusion styling oil ets (4/7/13)
Suave Buy 1 Professionals Moroccan Infusion or Keratin Infusion, get 1 free up to $5 excludes styling oil and trial (3/24/13)
Suave Buy 2 Professionals hair products, get 1 18oz body lotion free up to $3 excludes Moroccan Infusion, Keratin Infusion, 28oz Men Ocean Charge, 28oz Professionals Humectant, 28oz Professionals 2 in 1 Plus and trial sizes (3/24/13)
Sudden Change $2/1 product (4/30/13)
Superpretzel $.50/1 soft pretzel product (4/12/13)
Vidal Sassoon $3/1 hair color product ets (4/30/13)
Alexia $.55/1 frozen item (4/20/13)
Better Than $1/1 dog treats (6/10/13)

Betty Crocker $1/1 decorating icing (5/31/13)
Claritin $3/1 15ct+ D (4/7/13)
Claritin $3/1 4oz or 20ct+ children's (4/7/13)
Claritin $5/1 15ct+ D (3/17/13)
Clif Crunch $1/1 5 two-bar pouches box (5/3/13)
Colgate $.50/1 kids toothbrush (3/30/13)
Colgate $.50/1 kids toothpaste (3/30/13)
Colgate $1/1 4oz Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive Pro-Relief (3/30/13)
Colgate $1/1 8oz+ Optic White mouthwash (3/30/13)
Colgate $1/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excluding Plus, Triple Action and Extra Clean (3/30/13)
Crystal Light Liquid $1/1 drink mix (4/30/13)
Daisy $.50/1 cottage cheese (6/1/13)
di-gel $1.50/1 antacid or antigas liquid (5/1/13)
di-gel $1/1 tablets (5/1/13)
Eclos $5/1 product (4/10/14)
Edge $1/1 5.1oz+ shave gel or shave cream (4/21/13)
Fiber Smart $2/1 product (6/30/13)
Franks $.75/1 Redhot sauce (5/15/13)
French's $.50/1 honey mustard or honey mustard dipping sauce (6/10/13)
French's $1/1 dijon or honey dijon mustard (6/10/13)
Fresh Express $.55/1 packaged salad (6/10/13)
Ghirardelli $.75/1 4.58oz+ Easter Spring Selection Bag (3/31/13)
Ghirardelli $1/2 3.5oz+ bars or bags (3/31/13)
Irish Spring $.50/1 6pk+ multi-bar pack (3/30/13)
Irish Spring $.50/1 body wash ets (3/30/13)
Jolly Time $.50/1 microwave popcorn (4/30/13)
Ken's $1/1 16oz dressing (4/30/13)
Kozy Shack $.50/1 chocolate pudding (5/31/13)
Kozy Shack $.50/1 pudding (5/31/13)
Lean Cuisine $1/1 Salad Additions (6/10/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 EverCurl product (5/4/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 EverCurl, EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure or EverStrong treatment (5/4/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 EverStyle product (5/4/13)
Midnite $1/1 regular, PM or for Menopause (5/4/13)
Nature Made $1/1 full strength MINIs Super Omega 3 (4/10/13)
Nature Made $2/1 full strength MINIs product (4/10/13)
Nature Made $2/1 VitaMelts (4/10/13)
New York $.50/1 frozen bread product (5/31/13)
Nivea $1/1 12-16.9oz body wash, shower gel or lathering body scrub (3/24/13)
Nivea $2/1 2.5-13.5oz Q10 firming gel, serum or skin firming lotion (4/7/13)
Nivea $2/1 8.4-16.9oz body lotion (4/7/13)
Playtex $1/1 14ct+ Gentle Glide tampons or Sport tampons (4/21/13)
POISE $3/1 roll-on cooling gel, body cooling towelettes, personal lubricant, panty fresheners or feminine wash ets (4/20/13)
Prevacid 24HR $2/1 product (4/20/13)
Prevacid 24HR $6/2 28 or 42ct products (4/20/13)
Rachael Ray $1.50/1 Nutrish Super Premium treats for dogs (6/10/13)
Rachael Ray $2/1 Nutrish Super Premium food for dogs (6/10/13)
Rachael Ray B2G1 free Nutrish Naturally Delish up to $2.19 (6/10/13)
Speed Stick B1G1 free regular or Lady antiperspirant/deodorant ets up to $2.99 (3/30/13)
Stouffer's $1.50/1 25-96oz family size, large family size or party size entree (5/31/13)
Stouffer's $1/2 single-serve entrees up to 21oz (5/31/13)
Visine $2/1 .5floz+ excludes soothing wipes and trial (5/31/13)
Voots $2/1 supplements (5/5/13)

Publix Weekly Ad Sneak Peek 3/7 - 3/13/13

Here's the Publix ad starting Thursday - you can get free dog food Cesar's Canine Cuisine that is BOGO with the BOGO coupon from 3/3 Sunday's red plum flyer. Also they have the Gas Card deal ($10 off $50 card wyb $50 groceries) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.
Athenos Crumbled Feta Cheese, 6 oz, pre-packaged deli section, save up to 4.89

Campbell's 100% Natural Soup, 18.6 to 18.8 oz can, save up to 2.49

Hormel Country Crock Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Cheddar Broccoli Rice or Cinnamon Apples, 20 to 24 oz tub, save up to 3.99

Matlaw's Seafood Appetizers, 7 to 11 oz pkg, save up to 3.99

Chef Boyardee Pasta, 14.5 to 15 oz can (excluding Meatless, ABC's & 123's, O's and Dinosaurs, 15 oz can), save up to 1.49

So Delicious Frozen Dessert, Non-Dairy Coconut Milk or Dairy Free Almond Milk, pint, save up to 5.99

Graeter's Ice Cream, 16 oz carton, save up to 5.39

Finagle a Bagel Bagels, 24 oz bag, save up to 3.99

Thai Kitchen Entree, 10 or 10.5 oz box, save up to 3.39

Gardein Garden Protein Meat-Free Entree, 9 to 16 oz pkg, save up to 4.29

Banquet Breaded Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Popcorn or Chicken Breast Tenders or Strips, 24 to 26.5 oz pkg, save up to 4.99

Banquet Brown'n Serve Sausage Link or Patty, 6.4 oz pkg, save up to 1.99

GreenLine Fresh Green Beans, 12 oz pkg, save up to 2.99

Flatout Bread, 11.2 oz pkg, deli, save up to 3.19

Caribou Ground Coffee, 12 oz bag, save up to 9.99

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

Vlasic Pickles, Spears or Stackers, 16 to 46 oz jar, save up to 2.89

Ken's Steak House Dressing, 24 oz bottle, save up to 4.79

Bull's-Eye Barbecue Sauce, 17.5 or 18 oz bottle, save up to 2.15

Crystal Light Drink Mix, 10 or 12 quart canister, (excluding On the Go Sticks), save up to 3.49

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

Second Nature Trail Mix, 14 oz bag, save up to 5.29

Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24 oz jar, save up to 2.59

Ronzoni Pasta, including Healthy Harvest and Garden Delight, 9 to 16 oz box (excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, and SmartTaste), save up to 1.69

Quaker Cereal, Cap'n Crunch 14.5 to 20 oz box, Life 18 oz box or Oatmeal Squares 14.5 oz box, save up to 4.89

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Frosted Flakes Less Sugar, Froot Loops, Corn Pops or Apple Jacks, 14.7 to 17.2 oz box, save up to 3.81

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, Wafers, Strips, Sticks, E.L. Fudge or Mint Creme Middles, 6.6 to 15 oz pkg, save up to 3.69

Lay's Potato Chips, 9.5 to 10 oz bag (excluding Kettle Cooked, Baked, Light and Natural), save up to 4.29

Planters Peanuts, Cocktail, Lightly Salted, Honey Roasted or Redskin Spanish, 12 or 12.5 oz can, save up to 3.49

Thomas' Bagels, 6 ct, 20 oz bag, save up to 4.49

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

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Jumbo Bag, Hershey's Milk Chocolate or Cookies 'n Cream, Kit Kat or Peter Paul Almond Joy, Snack Size Treats, 17.1 to 20.1 oz bag, save up to 6.39

Klondike or Slim-a-Bear Ice Cream Treats, 16 to 27 oz box, save up to 3.15

Kozy Shack Pudding, Bread, Tapioca, Rice or Chocolate, 4 ct, 3.5 oz or 6 ct 4 oz cup, or 22 oz tub, (excluding No Sugar Added items), save up to 3.19

Shedd's Spread Country Crock, 2 pk 7.5 oz or 15 oz tub, save up to 2.39

Gorton's Fish Sticks, Fish Fillets or Portions, 18.2 to 24.5 oz pkg, or Popcorn Shrimp, 14 oz box, save up to 6.49

Lightlife Meat Free Entrees or Burgers, 9.7 to 12 oz pkg, save up to 3.79

Hungry-Man Dinners, 13.1 to 16 oz box, save up to 3.69

Mayfield Ice Cream or Classic Frozen Yogurt, 48 oz carton, save up to 5.59

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

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Desserts, 7.76 to 11.6 oz box, save up to 3.99

Halls Cough Drops, Throat Drops or Refresh: Lemon Raspberry, 20 or 25 ct bag (20% more free on select pkgs), save up to 1.45

Publix Extra Strength Pain Relief, 50 ct box (excluding PM, Geltabs and Gelcaps), save up to 4.79

Cesar Canine Cuisine Dog Food, 3.5 oz can, save up to 0.80

Purina ONE Adult Dog Food, Lamb & Rice or Chicken & Rice, 4 lb bag (excluding ONE Beyond), save up to 8.49

Meow Mix Dry Cat Food or Tender Centers, 3 or 3.15 lb bag, save up to 4.99

Lysol Multi-Surface Cleaner or All Purpose Disinfectant, 40 oz bottle, save up to 3.19

Candle-lite Scented Candle, 18 oz jar, save up to 6.99

No Nonsense Knee Highs or Pantyhose, Value Pack, 3 to 10 pair per package, save up to 4.99

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams, Original Grahams or Grahamfuls, 7.04 to 14.4 oz box, save up to 4.19

Decorated Cupcakes, 6 ct, 3.99, 12 ct, 6.99
Key Lime Pie, Original or Mango or Chocolate Fudge or Toasted Coconut Cream Pie, 32 or 34 oz pkg, 6.99
Italian Five Grain Bread, 16 oz pkg, 2.99
Harvest Grain Loaf, 16 oz pkg, select locations, 4.49
Hoagie Rolls, 4 ct, 2.29
Bear Claw Pastry, 2 ct, Cheese, Almond or Apricot, 6 oz pkg, 2.99
Chocolate Chip Cookies, 18 ct, 18 oz pkg, 4.59
Angel Food Cake, 15 oz pkg, 4.39
Mini Cake Donuts, Plain, Powdered Sugar, or Chocolate Coated, 10 oz pkg, 2.99

Publix Deluxe Sliced American Cheese, 12 oz pkg, 4.29
Publix Mozzarella String Cheese, 12 oz pkg, 2/$7
Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, 3/$5
Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Cookies, 16 or 16.5 oz pkg, 2.39
Breakstone's Cottage Cheese Doubles, 3.9 oz cup, 10/$5
Yoplait Yogurt, 4 or 6 oz cup, 20/$10
4 Grain Large Eggs, All Natural, Omega 3 or Vegetarian Brown, 12 ct carton, 2.29
Publix Shredded Cheese or Chunk, 6 or 8 oz pkg, 2/$5
Kraft Cheese Slices or Singles, 7 to 12 oz pkg, 2/$5

Publix Chicken Tenders, hot or cold, 6.99/lb
Publix Deli Chef Salad, 12 oz, 5.99
Publix Turkey Whole Sub, 4.99
Publix Deli Salads, 10 or 12 oz pkg, 2/$6
Boar's Head Virginia Brand Ham, 8.99/lb
Boar's Head Muenster Cheese (excluding Low Sodium Muenster cheese), 6.99/lb

Boston Market Home Style Meals, 13 to 16 oz box, 4/$10
P.F. Chang's Home Menu Meals for 2, 22 oz pkg, 6.99
P.F. Chang's Appetizers, 12 or 12.5 oz pkg, 4.49

Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, 4 pk, 5 oz can, 4.99
Gatorade Perform 02 Thirst Quencher, G series or G2, 64 oz bottle, 3/$5
Juicy Juice 100% Juice Blend or Fruitfuls Flavored Juice Beverage, 8 pk, 6.75 oz box, or 64 oz bottle, 2/$4
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, 12 ct box, 2/$5
Pasta Roni or Rice-A-Roni, 3.8 to 7.2 oz box, 10/$10
Kashi Cereal, 6.5 to 16.3 oz box, or Granola, Fruit & Grain Squares, or Cereal Bars, 6.7 to 8.4 oz box, 2/$5
7-Up, A&W, Diet Rite or RC Cola, 12 pk, 12 oz can, B3G1F (final price 4/$12)
Red Bull Energy Drink, 4 pk, 8.4 oz can, B2G1F
Coca-Cola Products, 8 pk, 12 oz bottles, 3/$12
Propel Zero Water Beverage, 6 pk, 500ml bottles, B2G1F
Snyder's of Hanover the Pounder Pretzels or Sourdough Nibblers, 2/$4
Keebler Crackers, 8 to 16 oz pkg, 2/$5
Coca-Cola Products, 12 pk, 12 oz can, B2G1F
Powerade ION4 Sports Drink or Powerade Zero, 32 oz bottle, 0.88
Nabisco Snack Crackers, Wheat Thins, Stix, Triscuit, or Ritz Crackerfuls, 5.5 to 9.1 oz box, 2/$5
Dansani Water, 24 pk, 0.5L bottle, B2G1F
Coca-Cola 8 pk, 7.5 oz can, B2G1F

Health & Beauty/Baby:
Suave Professionals Hair Care Products, 2.02 to 12.6 oz bottle, 2/$5
Suave Naturals or Kids, 22.5 oz bottle, 4/$5
Colgate Optic White Toothpaste or Sensitive Pro-Relief, 4 oz box, or Total, 5.8 or 6 oz pkg or Sensitive 6 oz box, 2/$6
Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 16 oz bottle, 4.99
L'Oreal Paris Feria hair Color or Superior Preference, each, 7.99
Simple Facial Products, 0.5 to 6.7 oz or 25 ct, or St. Ives Facial Scrub 6 or 10 oz pkg or Exfoliating Pads, 60 ct tub, 30% off
Dove Bar Soap, 6 ct, 4 oz box, 6.49
Gillette Razor, 1 to 12 ct pkg (excluding cartridges), 2.99 off
Gillette Fusion Shave Gel, 7 oz can, 2.99
Disney Gummies Vitamins or Marvel, 60 ct pkg, 2/$9
Slim-Fast! 3-2-1 Plan Shakes, 4 pk, 10 oz bottle, 2/$9
MiraLax Laxative, Powder for Solution, 30 Once-Daily Doses, 17.9 oz bottle, 18.99
Gerber Graduates Fruit Snacks, Yogurt or Fruit & Veggie Melts, Yogurt Blends, Bars, Twists, Juice Trasts or 2+ Biscuits, 4 pk, or 1 to 6 oz pkg, 2/$5
Earth's Best Organic Fruit Yogurt Smoothie, or Fruit & Grain or Baby Food Puree, 4.2 oz pkg, 5/$5

All Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent or 2X Ultra or Oxi-Active, 32 ot 50 oz bottle or All Mighty Pacs, 24 ct pkg, 2/$7
Windex Cleaner, 26 oz bottle, or Wipes, 28 ct pkg, 2/$5
Air Wick Scented Oil Refill 2 ct pkg, or Candle 5.29 oz box, or Air Wick Freshmatic or Lysol Neutra Air Refill, 6.17 oz pkg, 4.50
Snuggle Fabric Softeners, 32 oz bottle, or 70 or 80 ct box, 2.99
Ajax Dish Liquid, Lemon or Lime with Bleach Alternative or Triple Action Orange Dish Liquid Hand Soap, 30 oz bottle, 2/$3
Duracell Batteries, CopperTop, Ultra Power or Hearing Aid, 6 to 20 ct, 25% off
Ziploc Storage, Freezer Bags or Vacuum Freezer Refills or Fresh Produce Bags, 8 to 25 ct pkg, or Twish 'n Loc or Snap 'n Seal Containers, 2 to 4 ct, select varieties, 2/$5
Publix Aluminum Foil, Regular or Heavy Duty, or Parchment Paper, 30 to 75 sq ft pkg, 2/$5
Publix GreenWise Wood Charcoal, 8.8 lb bag, 4.99
Quilted Northern Bath Tissue Double Rolls: Ultra Soft & Strong or Ultra Plush, 12 roll pkg, 6.59
Brawny Premium Performance Paper Towels, Big Rolls, Pick-A-Size White or White, 6 roll pkg, 6.49
Solo Paper Plates, Heavy Duty or Bare by Solo Cold Drink Cups or Plates, 10 to 48 ct pkg, 2/$4

Ribeye Steaks, Bone-In, 7.99/lb
Boneless Ribeye Steaks, 8.99/lb
Whole Pork Tenderloin, 4.99/lb
Pork Spareribs, 2.49/lb, Sliced, 2.79/lb
Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, 3.49/lb
Whole Chicken, 1.29/lb
Publix GreenWise Whole Chicken, 1.99/lb
Carnegie Deli Corned Beef or Pastrami, 12 oz pkg, 2/$9
Boneless Chuck Pot Roast, 4.49/lb
Boneless Chuck Steaks, 4.79/lb
Ground Round, 3.99/lb
White Oak Pastures Natural Grass Fed Ground Beef, 6.49/lb
Publix Extra Thin Sliced Lunch Meats, 7 or 9 oz tub, 3/$10
Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables or Snack Duo, 3.1 to 4.4 oz pkg, 10/$10
Perdue Fit & Easy Chicken Breast, 2.99/lb
Publix GreenWise Top Sirloin Fillets, 7.99/lb
Publix GreenWise 92% Lean Ground Beef, 5.99/lb
Ball Park Beef Franks, Original or Bun Size Angus, 16 oz pkg or Lean Bun Size, 14 oz pkg, 2/$7
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage or Polska Kielbasa, 13 or 14 oz pkg, 2/$6
Aidells Sausage, 12 oz pkg, 2/$10
Murphy & David's or Mosey's Corned Beef Brisket, Flat cut, 3.89/lb
Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, Regular, Lower Sodium or Thick Sliced, 16 oz pkg, B2G1F
Wright Brand Naturally Hickory or Applewood Smoked Bacon, 24 oz pkg, 6.99

Sliced Mushrooms, 12 oz pkg, 2/$5
Peaches or Nectarines, 1.99/lb
Yellow or Zucchini Squash, 1.29/lb
Florida Green Cabbage, 0.49/lb
Fuji Apples or Large Red Delicious, 1.29/lb
Premium Tomatoes, 1.49/lb
Grape Tomatoes, pint, 2/$4
California Navel Oranges, 0.99/lb
Cantaloupe, 2/$4
Publix Salad Blend, 5 to 12 oz bag 2/$4
Marie's Dressing, 12 oz jar, 2/$4
Florida Strawberries, 16 oz pkg, 3/$5
Red or White Seedless Grapes, 2.79/lb
Russet Potatoes, 5 lb bag, 2.99
Blueberries or Blackberries, 12 oz or pint, 2.99
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice or Trop50: Beverage or Juice, 59 oz bottle, 2/$6

Fresh Catfish Fillets, 6.99/lb, Cajun, 7.99/lb
Cod Fillets, 8.99/lb
Bourbon Marinated Salmon Fillets, 5.6 oz minimum, each, 4.99
Large White Shrimp, 26 to 30 per pound, 9.99/lb
Publix Premium Breaded Shrimp, 10 or 12 oz box, 5.99

In Ad Qs:
5.00 off the purchase of two Similac Infant Formula Powder Isomil Advance Soy, Sensitive Milk-Based Lactose Free or Advance Complete Nutrition, 23.2 oz canister
2.00 off the purchase of one Huggies Diapers, GoodNites, Pull-Ups or Little Swimmers, 10 to 156 ct or Goodnites Disposable Bed Mats, 9 ct
$10 off the purchase of one $50 Gas Card with $50 or more Grocery Purchase, 3/8-10/10 Only NOTE: BP gas cards no longer available
Thanks to tn_native Slickdeals Publix Forum (check there for coupon matchups)

My Publix Trip - saved 97%

This is another slow week at the store for me, there is not a lot I need or want. My trip this week was focused on getting produce for our salads and using a raincheck on the Nutrigrain bars to get overage to cover the produce. We did get some of the Aleve D since its on sale for $3.99 (reg $6.59) but it was sure a hassle at the pharmacy. Since the product has Sudafed and drug dealers use this stuff you have to sign a log, they need your id and enter it in their database and you can only get 2 per person every 30 days, and you need an override so you need to get a manager over to the pharmacy since there are more coupons than items and it goes negative. It was free after using coupons but it didn't help bring up my order total.
The new essentials deal with Raisin Bran is pretty good if you print the AARP coupons (just google aarp coupons). Just a reminder, the Green Advantage Flyer expires Saturday, and also the diet Pepsi $1/1 PQ expires Saturday too. Today would be a good day to ask for a Poise raincheck if you've been unable to find this on the shelves the entire sale period, your store will probably do this for you if you've not abused this privilege in the past. I also found the sheet of Shopping spree coupons on a cardboard display near the front of the store. I don't see many deals with these yet, but we'll see what comes up in the next week since they expire shortly.
My store has also tightened up on enforcing all wording on the coupons. They only allow one Sundown coupon per transaction, only one seafood $2/2 coupon per order and only one Save A lot per household. This actually has helped because now there are vitamins in stock. Before there were never any. I would rather get one than none, so I'm cool with it. Anyway, my total was $72.64 before coupons and I paid $1.94, saving 97.33%.
28-Feb 31   72.64 14.45 56.25 tax 1.94 26 -97.33%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 0.00 total Q# Q details
Lettuce, red leaf 1 1.99 1.99       1.99    
Lettuce, iceburg 1 1.69 1.69       1.69    
Cherry Tomatoes 1 2.00 2.00       2.00    
Cantaloupe 1 2.00 2.00       2.00    
cucumber 1 0.75 0.75       0.75    
bananas 2 0.33 0.66       0.66    
green pepper 1 1.37 1.37       1.37    
mushrooms 1 1.79 1.79       1.79    
Kelloggs Raisn Bran 13oz 6 1.99 11.94   10.80   1.14 6 $2/2 MQ fruit wyb RB print aarp + $1.60 MQ print aarp
Nutri Grain bars BOGO RC 10 2.89 28.90 14.45 19.45   -5.00 9 BOGO PQ YAF + 1/2 MQ print
Sundown B6 1 3.59 3.59   5.00   -1.41 2 $2/1 MQ print + $3/1 PQ GAB
Aleve D 10 ct (pharmacy) 4 3.99 15.96   16.00   -0.04 8 $2/1 PQ GAB + $2/1 1-6ss
Save A lot FB 1 0.00 0.00   5.00 0.00 -5.00 1 $5/25 print

Dieting Hurts

My stomach is growling with hunger. I ate a good breakfast of oatmeal with cinnamon apples. And I had a banana for a snack. And some melon and strawberries as another snack. But my morning commute on the bicycle makes me really hungry. My metabolism is higher all day long. And makes my stomach hurt. I am craving carbohydrates, and those couple bottles of water just aren't making me feel full or satisfied. I want some bread or crackers, but my lunch will offer no relief with just a salad and yogurt packed in my bag.
I have a snack drawer here in my desk with cereal bars, snack bars and protein bars that I am resisting. It is to prove to myself that losing weight is not easy. It takes a lot of will power to stick with it. I know a 120 calorie snack bar won't make or break my efforts, but its the point. You should know and feel if you are dieting. If you are hungry, or exhausted at night and fall asleep in one minute, or your muscles are tight, or your ischial tuberosity is sore from the bike saddle - these are gentle reminders from your body to your brain that "Hey, I know what you're doing and it hurts".
The effort to lose weight is tough if you're doing it the right way, with proper nutrition and exercise. Do you eat breakfast everyday, at home? If not, you're probably overweight or have unhealthy issues. Do you prepare your own lunch? If not, its probably out of box or a restaurant meal and you're probably overweight or have health issues. Do you exercise at least thirty minutes every other day? If not, you probably are overweight or have health issues. These are three simple things that are frugal and will lead you to a healthier lifestyle, where you can control your weight.
But it won't be easy. It will take some effort on your part - you have to wake up earlier to make breakfast. You need to prepare your lunches ahead of time which requires planning, time and effort. Exercising is the easiest of all to fit in. Just slip on a pair of walking shoes and head out the door for 15 minutes, twice a day on your break at work. Or park in the back of the parking lot at the store. Take the stairs instead of elevator.

So, I sit here and my stomach still hurts, but my jeans are looser. Only a few more minutes to lunch time. I think I can do it.

The Incomplete Stockpile

I'm loving the $2 off $2 Publix Seafood coupon this week. I even went recycling on Monday night to get a few extra coupons. We've been getting 1/4 lb of the $7.99 scallops or shrimp each per trip and last night decided to have a seafood dinner. Remember when our freezer quit a couple weeks ago? That was where all the Buitoni noodles were frozen and apparently we threw ALL of them away. I thought for sure we stashed a few in our other freezers or the fridge but last night I could not find a single package of those darn noodles. But the great thing is they're on BOGO sale this week and I actually have the accompanying coupons so for $0.15 a package I could get some more. Except they're such a good deal the shelves are empty. I did get a rain check but, back to the dinner dilemma - no noodles.
But I do have some Knorr noodles in my stockpile, but not two packages of the same flavor. And silly me I didn't get a single one last week when they were BOGO with the PQ to make it a good deal. And the Uncle Bens rice we have is a year expired so we tossed that. So we had no rice. I didn't want to use Muellers pasta with the fresh pasta cause I didn't want to make a cream sauce and I wasn't in the mood for Red Sauce. We finally made some Green Giant seasoned broccoli, Buitoni mushroom ravioli with mustard sauce, and sauteed the shrimp and scallops with garlic, butter and bay seasoning.
It was a great meal, but it made me aware of the holes in my stockpile. It really sucks to have tons of food but not what you need. How does that happen to a stockpiler? It usually doesn't, but when it does - it needs to be a wake up call. It seems like the $2 coupons are starting up again at Publix so I'll have to round out my stockpile with some products like rice, noodles, sauce mixes and frozen vegetables.
How is your stockpile? If you're not sure exactly what you have it may be time to do an inventory and toss expired stuff and make a list of items to put on future shopping trips.