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It is almost the New Year, what are your resolutions for the year.  Mine is to be more diligent about posting to this blog (sorry 😦 ).  In reality though, I have not been doing much grocery shopping.  It was nice not to “have” to go to the store (only for essentials like milk ans eggs).  I was able to save almost 40% on my Christmas dinner grocery visit.  So, this week I made a couple of stops and would like to share some of the great deals I found this week.


I decided to shop Target because they have GREAT after Christmas sales.  If you did not already know, Target also has a toy clearance in January.  Be on the look out for toys prices 30-75% off their original price.  Unfortunately, my Target still had Christmas items at 50% off and the toys were only 30%, I will try again later this week.  All in all I did pretty well.  I spent 34.59 oop for $55.39 in merchandise.  Here is what I bought:

2 Method (Christmas) Hand Soaps – marked down to $2.54 – used 2-$2 off Q’s

Cascade 2 in 1 tabs – used $1/1 Q

Birthday Gift (no Q’s)

Princess and the Frog Book (no Q’s, but made little girl VERY happy)

2 – Glad Force Flex Garbage Bags – on sale for $5.99 – used 2 $1/1 and 2 Target $1/1

Dog Shampoo (no Q’s)

6 – Reach Dental Floss – 6 – $1/1 Q’s

2 – Rolaids 3 Packs – $2.64/ea – used 2-$2/1 Q’s

Trio Toy – on clearance for $2.64 from $4.99

Plus, Target will give you $0.05 for each reusable bag you use at checkout.  I know it is not much, but it is something!


This was probably one of my favorite shops this week!  I brought my checkout total down from $45.45 to $3.68!!!  I LOVE when that happens.  So your next question is HOW DID YOU DO THAT?  Well, this week CVS is giving away $5 ECB for the Bayer Glucose system, so that is a big part, plus I used the $5 off $30.  Not only did I only pay $3.68 oop, I took home $9.00 to use on other items….so I MADE money on the deal!  Here is what I got:

1 – Bayer Blood Glucose Monitoring System – used $30/1 Q (adjusted to $14.99)

2 – Pantene Shampoos – used 1 $3/2 Q

3 – Dawn Dish Liquid – used 3 – $1/1 Q’s  (FREE ITEM)

1 Gallon McArthur Milk

1 – Colgate Toothpaste – used $1/1 Q (FREE ITEM after ECB)

1 – 3 Pack Ivory Soap – used $1/1 Q – from 12/27 P&G insert  (FREE ITEM)

I also had $1 ecb that I used on the purchase in addition to the $5/$30 (from using my green bag tag).  All in all, $3.68 for the above is A OK in my book, since milk usually costs just that.


I normally do not shop Winn Dixie – I only have time for so many stores, but I could not pass this one up (plus  had some free time).  Winn Dixie is running a meal deal promotion.  If you purchase two Tombstone pizzas for $11.58, you get 4 other items for free.  So, I paid $11.58 for $25.25 in groceries.  Here is the deal:

2 Tombstome pizzas


1- 2 Liter Coke Product

1 – Winn Dixie Brand Garlic Bread

1 – Bryers Ice Cream

1 – Farmrich Mozzerella Sticks

Pretty cool!


Since I had been out of town, I was not able to cash in on the Publix deals.  I went today to grab a few things and to cash in on my $5/$50 Q before it expired tomorrow. BE ON THE LOOK OUT – Publix always has calendars at the beginning of the year (they are free) and they have GREAT coupons in them.  Be sure to grab a calendar!

At Publix, I spent $25.33 oop for $89.46 in groceries.  Here is what I bought:

4 – Scotch Mailing Envelopes – used 4- $1/1 Q’s

2.57 LB Bananas – They are $0.39/lb this week!

4 3LB bags of Purina Beneful – used 4 – $2.50/1 Q’s

2 – Wonka Gummy Candies – used 2 – $1/1 Q’s (FREE ITEM)

Scotch Lint Roller Refill – used 1 – $1/1 Q

Scotch Mini-Lint Roller Refill – used 2 – $1/1 Q’s

2 – Scotch Brite Sponges – used 2 $1/1 Q’s

2 – Fusion Snack Mix – used 2 $1/1 Q’s

4 – Glade Fragrance Collection Candles – used 4 – $4/1 Publix Q’s & 4 – $2/1 Q’s (FREE ITEM)

4 – Snuggle Fabric Softner – used 4 – $2/1 Q’s

used $5/$50 order Publix Q


If one of your resolutions is to save money for the coming year, look to your grocery bill.  Your grocery bill is the fastest and easiest place to save money.  How?  Simple, start using coupons and only buying things when they are on sale.  By following the advice on this site and others I have listed you will start to see savings in the neighborhood of 50-80%.  Even if you save 10-20%, it is still more money in your pocket than before.

Using coupons is not difficult, but takes patience to get started.  As we get into the new year, I will post deals, savings and other great ways to save your family money.  I routinely save over 50% on my grocery bill and often go weeks without grocery shopping because of all the great deals I have found.  I recently added a LARGE pantry to my kitchen to house all the great deals I have found (see previous post).  Below is a great thing to know, the coupon insert schedule for the year.  I read this on and thought it you might find it useful (to prevent buying extra papers on the weekends without inserts!).

1/3: 2 Smart Source & 2 Red Plum & General Mill
1/10: Smart Source & Red Plum
1/17: Smart Source & Red Plum & Proctor & Gamble
1/24: Smart Source & Red Plum
1/31: Smart Source & Red Plum

2/7: Smart Source
2/14: No Inserts
2/21: Smart Source & General Mills & Procter and Gamble
2/28: Smart Source & Red Plum

3/7: Smart Source, Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
3/14: Smart Source& Red Plum
3/21: Smart Source& Red Plum
3/28:2 Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble

4/4: No Inserts
4/11: Smart Source & Red Plum
4/18: Smart Source & Red Plum
4/25: Smart Source & Red Plum

5/2: Smart Source & Red Plum & P&G
5/9: Smart Source & Red Plum
5/16: 2 Smart Source & Red Plum
5/23: Smart Source & Red Plum
5/30: No Inserts

6/6: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
6/13: Smart Source
6/20: Smart Source & Red Plum
6/27: Smart Source & Red Plum

7/4: No Inserts
7/11: Smart Source & Red Plum
7/18: Smart Source
7/25: Smart Source & Red Plum

8/1: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
8/8: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/15: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/22: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/29: Smart Source & Red Plum & P&G Insert

9/5: No Inserts
9/12: Smart Source & 2 Red Plum
9/19: Smart Source & Red Plum
9/26: Smart Source & Red Plum

10/3: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
10/10: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/17: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/24: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/31: Smart Source & Red Plum

11/7: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
11/14: Smart Source & Red Plum
11/21: Smart Source & Red Plum
11/28: No Inserts

12/5: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
12/12: Smart Source & Red Plum
12/19: No Inserts
12/26: No Inserts

This is the first year that I have had Veteran’s day off!  YEAH!  So my daughter and I spent some time shopping and playing (at the playground).  Here are the deals we scored, pretty good!

Toys R Us

This was my favorite shop, because I ALWAYS need kids toys for birthday parties, etc.  So I decided to stock up.  Toys R Us currently has a selection of Hasbro Games on sale for $3.99.  PLUS, there is a mail in rebate at the store for many of the games, making the games$1.99 after rebate.  Then on top fo the rebate, Toys R Us will give you a $10 gift card for spending $25 on Hasbro games.  WHAT A DEAL!  I ended up spending $59.49 oop for $139.36 in merchandise.  If you add in the rebate and gift cards, I spent $17.49 oop (87% Savings)!  Plus now I have cool games to give as gifts to my daughters friends.  Here is what I got ( I did break it into two transactions to getwo gift cards:

2 CandyLandToys r us 11-11-09

2 Chutes & Ladders

2 Cooties

1 Don’t Break the Ice

1 Ants in the Pants

1 Don’t Spill the Beans

5 Memory Games (Disney Princess, Toy Story, Strawberry Shortcake, Pooh & Friends, etc.)


I also had a great time at Target with two deals that I REALLY wanted to cash in on.  I was able to score $57.71 in merchandise for $17.61, a 70% savings.  Here is what I got:

1 Barbie & Three Musketeers DVD (used $5 Target Q + $5 Barbie + one other Barbie Movie, then I priced matched to Toys R Us ad).Target 11-11-09

1 Barbie Christmas Carol DVD

4 Glade Candle Tins (used $2/2 found in containers)

4 Glade Candle Refills (used 4 Free Item, wyb Candle holders)

4 Boxes of “UP” Wipes (used 4 $1/1 Target Q)

$1 Bin Book

Then, I got a $5 gift card for the Glade Holiday candle purchase, so when I went to CS to price match, I used that to pay down the balance on the movies.  In the end I have two moves that cost more than my oop total!  YEAH!


I have SO many groceries that I really have not been grocery shopping lately, but I decide to try to find the Tylenol (rumored to be free – NOT so).  I also wanted to cash in on the Real Simple MIR.  I spent $6.16 oop for $22.33 in groceries.  Here is what I bought:

6 packages of Nestle Tollhouse Refridgerated Cookie DoughPublix 11-11-09

1 Bag Public Pretzels

The mail in rebate will send me $5 back, so I paid for the cookies and make a little money too!

Happy Veterans Day!  Thank you to all the Veterans who make this a great place to live!  Don’t forget to grab your papers today!


There is a $5/$50 q in the ad this week!

Free Turkey Breast with purchase of Hormel Spiral Ham

St Louis Style Ribs, Buy on get Two free

Whole Boneless Pork Loin, buy one, get two free


$3 off 1 box of Huggies Diapers (great combined with the various Huggies coupons out there)

Also be on the look out at the stores for Jingle for the Holiday coupon booklets from Nabisco.  There are great coupons and TWO mail in rebates. One for November purchases and one for December purchases.

Here are the best buys that I see for the week- INCLUDING FREE Tylenol!!  For the rest of the list, visit Michelle at I Heart Publix.

Land O Lakes Spread, Fresh Buttery Taste, 2-ct, 7.5 oz or 15-oz tub, or Pure and Creamy Margarine, 15-oz tub, BOGO $1.89
-$1/2; $.35/1 from 10-18-09 SS
–$.50/1 from 11-01-09 SS
-$.55/1 PRINT
The most you will pay is .45¢ with the $1/2!

Nestle Toll House Morsels, Semi-Sweet Chocolate: Real, Mini-Real or Chunks; or Butterscotch Flavored, Milk Chocolate, or Premier White, 11 to 12-oz bag, BOGO $2.50**Real Simple Rebate eligible HERE
-$.50/1; $1/2 from 11-01-09 RP
-$.50/2 PRINT
-$1/2 All You, June 2009
The .50/1 means $0.75 per bag.

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 11.4 to 14-oz box, or Raisin Bran, 20-oz box, BOGO $3.99
-$1/1 Blueberry Special K PRINT
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1/1 Target IP PRINT
-$1/2 Raisin Bran PRINT
-$1/2 Special K PRINT
Use a $1/1 MQ with a $1/1 Target IP to get FREE cereal! You can call customer service at Publix to see if your store considers Target a competitor.

Betty Crocker Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 4.6 to 6.6-oz box, BOGO $1.59
-$.25/1; $1/2 from 10-04-09 SS
-$1/2; $.40/1; $.25/1 from 09-13-09 GM (exp 11/7)
The $0.40/1 means each box is $0.40.

Hunt’s Tomatoes, Assorted Varieties, 14.5-oz can, BOGO $1.39
-$.50/2 PRINT
-$1/4; $.45/3 from 10-04-09 SS
-B3G1 Publix Creative Comfort Food Booklet
-$.75/3 All You, October 2009
-$1/3 Hunts Products PRINT (must play the game to get coupon)
-$1.25 off Hunt’s & Pam Cooking Spray from 10-11-09 SS (Publix coupon)
Use the $.50/2 to pay $0.45 per can…you can also use the Pam/Hunt’s Q to get super cheap Pam too!

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams, Assorted Varieties, 14.1 or 14.4-oz box, BOGO $3.99 *Keep the Jingle in Your Holidays Eligible product
-$1/2 Keep the Jingle in your Holidays Booklet
-$1/1 Peelie
-$1/2 Traditional Family Recipes with a Twist
-$1/2 Nabisco $55 Calendar Booklet
-$1/2 Target IP PRINT

Use the $1/2 MQ with the $1/2 Target IP to pay $1 per box!

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, Assorted Varieties, Ultimates or Mini Chocolate Chip or Cookie Mix, 15 or 16.5-oz pkg, BOGO $2.89 **Real Simple Rebate eligible HERE
-$1/1 from  11-01-09 RP & 10-11-09 SS
-$1/1 Publix FamilyStyle magazine, (manuf. Q) Winter 2009
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1/1 All You, November 2009
-$.55/1 Blinkie
-$1/1 Peelie
Use a $1/1 to pay .45¢ per package. Don’t forget if you spend $15 in Nestle Morsels & Cookies you can send in for the $5 MIR from Real Simple HERE

Nestle Coffee-mate Non-Dairy Creamer, Chilled: Original, Low Fat or Fat Free, 32-oz bot (Excluding Flavors),BOGO $2.19
-$1/2 from 11-01-09 RP
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1.50/2 PRINT
-$1/2 Nestle School Days Made Simple
-$1/2 from 08-09-09 RP (exp 11/8)
-$1/1 PRINT
-$.50/1  All You, June 2009
-$.55/1 PRINT
The $1/1  means you pay .10¢ per bottle!

Aunt Jemima Pancakes or French Toast, Assorted Varieties, 12.5 to 14.8-oz box, BOGO $2.69**real meal deal eligible product HERE
-$1/2 PRINT
-$1/1; $1/2 from  10-04-09 SS
The $1/2 means each box is .85¢

Rosetta Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 18 to 25-oz bag, BOGO $4.19
-$1/1 from 11-01-09 SS (regional coupon)
The $1/1 means each bag is $1.10

Muir Glen Pasta Sauce, Fat Free: Tomato Basil, Italian Herb, Garlic or Cabernet Marinara, 25.5-oz jar, BOGO $3.59
-$1/2 Peelie
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1/1 PRINT
Use the $1/1 to pay .80¢ per jar!

Wise Potato Chips, Assorted Varieties, 7 to 8-oz bag, BOGO $2.99
-$.50/1 PRINT
The coupons  means you get a bag of chips for $1.00

3M Scotch Packaging Tape, High Performance: Clear or Brown, BOGO $3.19
-$1/1  Winter Family Savings Booklet
-$1/1 Tearpad
-$1/1 PRINT
Use either coupon to pay .60¢ per package!

Egg Beaters: Original, Egg Whites, Garden Vegetable, Southwestern or Cheese & Chives, 15 or 16-oz carton, 3/$5
-$.65/2; $.35/1; $1/2; $.75/1 Blinkie
-$1/1 PRINT
The $1/1 makes each carton .66¢

Maxwell House Ground Coffee or Yuban, Assorted Varieties, 11 to 12-oz bag or can (excluding instant), 2/$5
-$1/1 PRINT
-$1/2 Keep the Jingle in your Holidays Booklet
-$1/2 Maxwell House Little Book of Big Saving
-$1/2 Tearpad
The $1/1 makes each bag $1.50

Tylenol Pain Remedies, Assorted Varieties, 40 or 50-ct box, $3.99
-$1/1 Tylenol Extra Strength Product, Any Excluding Trial Size – 09-13-09 RP
-$1/1 Tylenol PRINT
-$3/1 on Any Adult Tylenol 40ct + – Publix Green Advantage Buy Flyer
-$.50/1 FLIP PRINT
-$2/1  Tylenol Arthritis Pain Product, Any Excluding Trial Size – 05-17-09 RP (if Arthritis is included)
Combine a $1/1 MQ with the $3/1 Publix coupon to get FREE pain reliever!!

So I thought I might talk about some basics, since more and more of you are getting involved.

1. Don’t bend the rules.  Be VERY vigilant about the coupon rules and products.  The cashiers and managers will give you TONS more respect and will even go the extra mile.  Plus, it only takes a few to ruin it for everyone.  Coupon Pantry 2

2.  If you are only saving 10, 20 or 30% at first – BE HAPPY!  You should pat yourself on the back and be happy with your savings.  The savings you see on this site or other coupon sites can be misleading.  First, we have couponing for a while and have LARGE stockpiles.  I only buy what I think are great deals each week.  Other than staples like milk, juice and fruit, I could probably go for months without going grocery shopping.  Just to show you…look at the picture of my pantry (and that is just dry groceries – I have other stashes)

3. Pick your cashiers and stores wisely.  Not all stores and cashiers are coupon friendly (just yesterday I was harrassed by a cashier for using a coupon).

4. DONATE DONATE DONATE.  I buy stuff all the time that I can donate.  Even if it is not something I would normally use.  By watching the ads and clipping coupons, you can often get things for free that others would gladly accept.  I love that I can help out by donating food, glucose monitoring kits, personal hygene products and expired coupons (military bases accept up to 4 months after expiration date).  So when you are buying, think of who else may be able to benefit from the deals you are reading about.

5. Have fun!  I do this to save money, but most of all i REALLY enjoy it.  It would not be as much fun if I was not sharing my successes with my friends and giving things away!

I couldn’t resist it…I had to get some more great shopping in today.  I said I was just going to do things around the house, but the deals were hard to pass up.  Plus my “mop” broke and I desperately needed a new one.  So I decided to head out to Target and Publix to grab a couple of things.  My total oop today was $47.37 (which included $18.65 for a new Swiffer Mop – since the handle on my old one was done) for a total of $152.65 in groceries and merchandise.

At Publix I spent $24.74 oop, for $99.88 in groceries (a 75% savings).  Here is what I got:


2 Sunday Port St Lucie PapersPublix 11-1-09

1 Sunday Palm Beach Post (can you believe they are $2…)

1 lb Bananas

Rubbermaid “Tupperware” (On sale for $1.91, used the $1/1 printable Q)

2 Mur Glenn Tomato Sauce (Used 2- $1/1 (overage of $0.11, plus used the $4/4 GM Q)

1 Bag Publix Corn

2 – Pillsbury Simply Cookie Dough (used 2- $1.25/1, plus used the $4/4 GM Q)

1 box Hefty garbage Bags (used $1/1)

8 Boxes Uncle Bens Rice (used 4 -$1/2)

1 Publix Gallon OJ

12 Boxes of Cheez-Its (used 6- $1.50/2)

4 Bags Green Giant Vegetables (1- $0.50/1 and 3-$0.40/1, plus the $4/4 GM Q)

In addition to the above coupons, I also used the $5 off $50 from Albertson’s (which is why I bought so many Cheeze-Its).  The $4/4 GM coupon actually gave me overage of $2.72 (because I stacked Manufacturer’s coupons with it).  I also did two transactions to take advantage of the GM deal twice.  I have to say this is a tricky coupon and I did not want to push it, but they were nice and let me do the deal twice.  I also checked with Customer Service when I entered the store and she told me ANY product by GM.  Once I was checking out the cashier had to call CS on the second order (too many coupons for # of products) and she argued with me that is was for cereal.  Eventually the Assistant Store Manager came out, gave it to me and we spoke about the products.  In the end, she thanked me for telling her about all the products and how to verify if it is a GM product! I LOVE PUBLIX.


I REALLY needed a way to clean my floors…so I decided Target was in the mix today.  Target does have a deal if you buy two products (Bounce, Swiffer Mop, Tide, etc) you will get a $5 gift card.  I did not need any of the other stuff, so I just stuck to the one item.  I also had a NOT so GREAT cashier experience.  She tried to tell me that I could not use a Manufacturer Q with a Target Q to make the product free.  Instead of arguing with her (there was a TON of people), I went to customer service after I paid.  I know (for a fact) that you can use a manufacturer Q and Target Q in the same transaction and get an item for free.  I have phoned Guest Services and been told that (i was also emailed their policy- which unfortunately most cashiers have no idea how it works).  So you know, you can read the FULL POLICY here.  So once I got to Customer Service they had to call the manager and low and behold I found a Manager that knows his stuff!!  (FYI – Young Guy at the Tradition Target).  He gave me ALL my coupons plus the overage – I was only asking for the items for free! YEAH.  So I ended up spending $22.63 oop, for $52.77 in merchandise.  Keep in mind that the Swiffer ALONE was $18.65, so all in all I though it was a great purchase.  Here is what I got:

1 Swiffer Floor Mop KitTarget 11-1-09

1 Swiffer Refill (Buy Kit get Free Refill Qt, )

2 packages of Wonka Candy (used 2 – $1/1)

2 Package of Halloween Kraft Marshmallows (clearance for $0.52, used Target Q $1/2) – TOTAL of $0.04

1 Bag of Purina Cat Food (used $2/1 Manufacturer Q + $1/1 Target Q)

4 – GE Smart Energy Light Bulbs (Used $2/1 Target Q + $1/1 Manuf. Q) – this is the one the cashier would not ring

2 Kraft Marshmallows (used $1/2 Target Q)

The light bulbs ended up giving me a total overage of $2.44 – THIS IS VERY UNIQUE for Target.  Normally they do not allow overage.  Personally, I think he just wanted to get rid of me since my child was making such a scene 🙂

Yes, can you believe it?  I managed to get in some GREAT shops today while taking my daughter to a few events.  I spent $15.50 OOP for $80.68 worth of goodies, a 81% Savings.  Here is what I picked up:

12 Cans Progresso Black BeansHalloween Shop 10-31-09

3 Boxes of Fruit Loops

3 Boxes of Apple Jacks

4 Febreeze Air Freshners (Holiday Scents)

9 kids socks

1 Kids Mittens

6 Sets of Thank You Cards/Note Cards

4 Packages of Quaker Oats

1 Package of Nail Polish

2 Camisoles

1 refrigerator Note Pad

I also have $5 RR to use at Walgreens for next time.  I stopped at Target, Publix (twice) and Walgreens.  I did have issues with the $4/4 GM Products at the last Publix and had to ask for the Manager.  She approved it, but I still caught LOTS of attitude from the cashier.  Funny how one Publix they thought it was great, the next one the Cashier treated me like a thief.  Just goes to show, make friends with the cashiers and stick to those cashiers!

There are a TON of deals to work the $4/4 Publix coupon.  Go here, to see a list of all General Mills products.  All you have to do it buy 4 and make sure they are over 5 oz…and you can use the Q.  You can also stack the Publix coupon with manufacturer coupons to make the deal sweeter!  Now is the time to stock up!!!!

Today and yesterday I stopped by a couple of stores.  In fact, I shopped Target while in Maimi…you can coupon wherever you are!  You can also coupon without a lot of time.  Most people I have spoke to think it takes HOURS to get the deals.  You can have small, short trips that add up.  Most of my deals today were small quanities and took VERY little time at the store.


I really did not need much from the grocery store this week, but I did want to cash in on a few of the deals (literally).  I spent $12.16 oop for $43.48 worth of groceries.  Here is what I bought:Publix 10-27

2 Planters Mix Nuts (BOGO)  (used $1/2 Q)

2 Granny Smith Apples (Used $1 on produce)

3 Bananas

3 Ritz Crackerfuls (used BOGO wyb Ritz crackers)

6 Ritz Crackers (BOGO) (used $1/2 Q)

Not only did I snag these deals for 73% Savings…but now I can submit for the Keep Jingle in Your Holidays Rebate…I will get $10 for the stuff I bought. So, when you factor the rebate in, I only spent $2.16 for all the above.  Pretty good in my opinion. (Note the nuts are not pictured).


CVS has not been so great lately…not like the summer when I was raking in the ECBs.  This week I had the $5/$25 purchase and I needed TP, so I decided to make it work.  The save $5 on $25 purchase can be great cause you can really rake in the deals, especially when you buy a bunch of “free” stuff and use the $5 to pay for an item….such as TP.  Some were laughing at me today with my testing kit (that I don’t need), but I will donate it.  One of the things I like to do with all this great stuff is give back.  Over the summer with all the great back to school deals, CVS was practically giving away the supplies.  I went each week and got what I could for free.  Just before school started, I donated all of the supplies to the United Way backpack program.  I will do the same with the blood sugar kits and some other great stuff.  If feels great to be able to give back!  I ended up spendng $10.63 OOP for $90.46  worth of goods.  Here is what I bought:CVS 10-28

12 Roll CVS TP (toliet paper)

Neosporin Lip Health ($2.50 Instant Q, plus $3/1 Manuf. Q)

4 Cambells Tomato Soup (2 $1/2 Q’s)

1 Sonic Spin Brush

Nova Max Kit

I also used a $6.99 ECB I had remaining in addition to the $5/$25 purchase.  I ended up with an additional $11.99 in ECB’s, so I ended up making money on the deal!

Toys R Us

This was a fun shop because I don’t normally have such great coupons for this store.  Unfortunately I ended ToysRUs 10-27up taking my daughter with my so my plan for stashing the items for xmas did not work as planned.  Here is what I bought:

1 Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure (used $10/1 Q from here– note you can buy the Blu-Ray/DVD)

1 Tinkerbell Doll (25% off)

2 Small Tinkerbell dolls (BOGO)

1 Fairies Lantern (free with $40 fairy purchase)

I also used a $5/$25 purchase Q.  My total oop was $29.62 for $66.76 in merchandise. I think for Toys R Us, that is a GREAT deal (considering the movie regular price is $29.99), plus it was Tinkerbell merchandise!!


I had a TON of fun at Target, I LOVE when they give me stuff for FREE!  I shopped Target while I was in Miami, no coupons but the dollar bins were 50% off Green dot items!  So I bought a few items, including books, nail kits and socks – always great stocking stuffers and small gifts.  Also, if you are not aware Target will price match a competitors ad.  THEY ARE GREAT about it.  You just bring the ad and they will ring your items up.  You have to complete the price match transaction at guest services, but they are really great about it.  While at Target, I spent $14.49 OOP for $97.54 worth of groceries and merchandise.  Here is what I bought:

3 Kelloggs Apple Jacks (Price Match to CVS ad – 2/$4, plus Target $1/1 Kellogs Q and $1/1 Manuf. Blinkie)Target 10-27

3 Kelloggs Fruit Loops  (Price Match to CVS ad – 2/$4, plus Target $1/1 Kellogs Q and $1/1 Manuf. Blinkie)

Renuzit Air Freshner

2 Care Bear Socks

3 Sesame Street Books

2 Pedicure Sets

2 Airwick Ultra Freshmatic – (on Rollback for $5.99 from $13.99, used $6/1 Q)Target 10-28

4 Febreeze Holiday Scents – on sale for $4.99, used $4/1 Q

8 Pk Notecards

2 Sets gift bags (birthday party coming soon!)

Ice Pack

Abbey Cadaby Bucket

2 Foaming Hand Soap

3 AAA Batteries (used 3 $1/1 Q’s)

6 Keebler Cookies (Target Promo – Buy 2 Get 1 Free, plus used 3 $1/1 Target Keebler Q’s, plus 2 $1/1 Manuf Q’s and 2 $1.50/2 Manuf. Q’s)

Overall my savings were $86%.  The best part was ringing up the cereal and my total was $0.00!!!!  I still hope to shop Walgreens and Wal-mart this week.  I will let you know if I find any great deals.

Here are the best deals (IMHO) for the Publix ad for the week of 10/29/09, thanks to Michelle over at I Heart Publix for compiling the list.

Perdue Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets or Chicken Tenders or Breaded Chicken Nuggets Fun Shapes, 12-oz pkg., BOGO $4.39
-$1/1 from 10-18-09 RP

The $1/1 makes each package $1.20!

Carl Buddig Deli Cuts, Turkey: Oven Roasted, Honey Roasted or Smoked; or Honey Ham, 12-oz pkg, BOGO $3.49
-$1/1 PRINT (try zip 90210) if product on sale is the tub

The $1/1 makes each package $0.75!

Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, Assorted Varieties, 6-oz box, BOGO $1.49
-$1/3; $1/2 from 09-13-09 RP

The $1/2 makes each package $0.25.

Mueller’s Pasta, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 16-oz box, or 100% Natural Whole Wheat Pasta, 13.25-oz box, (Excluding Lasagna and Jumbo Shells), BOGO $1.39
-$.55/1 Whole Wheat
-$.55/2 from  10-04-09 SS

The $0.55/1 makes each package $0.15!

Selected Coca Cola Products, 2-L bot. BOGO $1.79
-$1/4 tearpad
-$1/3; $1/2 hangtag
-$1 off wyb (2) 2-Liter bottles and spend $4.00 or more from the deli, produce, or meat departments tearpad

The $1/2 makes each bottle $0.40!

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers or Party Mix, Assorted Varieties, 11.5 to 14.5-oz box, BOGO $3.29
-$1.50/2 from 10-04-09 RP
-$2/2 Peelie
-$1/2 Tailgate Like A Pro
-$1/2 Taste is Our Home Turf Booklet

-$.75/1 PRINT

The $0.75/1 makes each box $0.90!

Arnold WholeGrains Bread or Grains & More or Country, Assorted Varieties, 24-oz loaf, BOGO $3.69
-$.55/1 from 10-11-09 RP

The $0.55/1, makes each loaf $1.25!

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Regular or Churn Style, 15-oz tub or Twin Pack, 2-pk, 7.5-oz tub, BOGO $1.89
-$.40/1; $.30/1 from 09-20-09 RP
-$.50/1 My Magazine by Kroger, August 2009
PRINT (if plus calcium included)

The $0.55/1 makes each tub $0.40!  Remember you can freeze butter!

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 14 to 24-oz pkg, or Corn on the Cob Nibblers, 12-ct pkg, BOGO $3.49
-$1/2 from 09-13-09 SS
-$.40/1 from 10-04-09 SS & 09-13-09 GM

The $0.50/1 makes each package $1.25!

Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner, 32-oz bottle, BOGO $2.49
-$1/1; $.50/1 from 08-23-09 SS
-.50/1 Peelie

The $1/1 makes each bottle $0.25! Not free, but that is CHEAP Cleaner!

Solo Heavy Duty Paper Plates, 6 7/8, 8 ½ or 10 Inch, 22 to 48-ct pkg, BOGO $2.79
-$.55/1 Peelie

The $0.75/1 makes each package $1.15.  Great time to stock up for the Holidays…less dishes.

International Delight Coffee Creamer, Assorted Varieties, 16-oz size, 2/$3
-$.75/1 PRINT
-$.55/1 PRINT

The $0.75/1 makes each bottle $0.75, pretty good for International Delight.

General Mills Cereal, Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Golden Grahams or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 8.9 to 12.8 oz box, or Nature Valley Granola Bars, 5 to 8.9-oz pkg, 4/$10
-$.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios PRINTPRINT & PRINT
-$2/2 Peelie
-$1/3 GM cereal from 10-04-09 SS
-$1/1 Cheerios PRINT
-$1/2 Cheerios & various GM cereals Better At Home Booklet
-$1/2 GM cereals PRINT & PRINT
-$.55/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch PRINT &  PRINT
-$1/2 Nature Valley Better At Home Booklet
-$.70/2; $1/2 NV from 10-04-09 SS
-$1/2; $.40/1 NV from  09-13-09 GM
-$4.00 Off the purchase of Four (4) General Mills or Nature Valley Products, Assorted Varieties, 5-oz pkg or larger (in ad Q)
Gatorade Thirst Quencher or G2 Low Calorie Beverage, 8-pk, 20-oz bottles, 2/$10

If you use the in-ad Q ($4 off 4) and a combination of above Q’s (remember you can combine Store and Manuf. Qs together), you could take home cereal, granola bars or a few others for around $3.80 (less than $1 a box). There are some combos that would give an even lower OOP!

Pampers Cruisers Diapers or Baby Dry Flex, Assorted Varieties, 20 to 36-ct pkg, $8.99
-$2/1 from 08-23-09 RP

Makes each package $6.99….not bad if you need diapers.
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