Friday, August 29, 2014

Fiber One Streusel Bars and Fiber One Cookies Now at Publix

Fiber One Streusel, our first bars made with real fruit* and 12 grams of whole grains**, are a sensible treat that taste more like an indulgence! These soft-baked bars with delicious brown sugar streusel topping have 20% of the daily value of fiber and are 150 calories.
*Made with dried apples and strawberry puree concentrate. **12g whole grain per serving. At least 48g recommended daily.

Fiber One™ soft-baked Cookies are another new item you can find in the cookie aisle! Individually wrapped for on-the-go portion control, each cookie has 5 grams of fiber per serving -- That’s 20% of the daily value! -- Fiber One Cookies are a delightfully soft and chewy cookie that you can feel good about. You no longer have to avoid the cookies aisle!


I had a chance to try these new products and I was blown away by how great they all tasted!  AND my kids LOVED them.  They have no idea how much fiber they're getting. ;-)

Here are some coupons for great savings on the new Fiber One products:

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.


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Bake Well With Immaculate Baking at Target

Immaculate Baking is launching a new line of dry baking mixes with the same promises and non-GMO commitment since its refrigerated cookie origins: Using only wholesome, simple, delicious ingredients, and offering baking options ranging from all natural, organic and gluten free!
Using the same ingredients you would use if you were to bake cookies, cakes, and brownies from scratch, Immaculate Baking’s eight new dry baking mix items have 0g trans fat, and does not contain artificial preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.
Look for new Immaculate Baking Dry Baking Mixes in the baking aisle! Now available at Target!


I had the opportunity to try out these awesome products and I love, love, love the Chocolate Cake.  If you've been here awhile you know that I'm a BIG chocoholic.  I gobbled up this chocolate cake and didn't feel bad about it. :-)


I used my own icing recipe:
Ingredients:
1 cup shortening (I use Crisco)
4 cups of sifted powdered sugar
4 TBS milk
2 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Beat shortening and vanilla until mixed.  Slowly add half of the powdered sugar while mixing.  Add the milk and mix well.  Then slowly add the rest of the powdered sugar.

You can use the following coupons to save big on Immaculate Baking products at your local Target:
$.75/1 Immacluate Baking product from the Back to Savings Booklet

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Immaculate Baking through Platefull Co-Op.


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Publix Trip 8-28-14


It was a good week for a gas card deal.  I could have gotten two gas cards from this bunch, but I didn't feel like splitting up the transaction.  Lack of sleep last night made me a lazy shopper today.  I also had the 2000 Flushes on my list, but the shelf was bare by the time I got there.
Here's what I got today:

(4) Cinnamon Toast Crunch B1G1 $3.69
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
(got $.50 back from Upromise)
made them $.84 each plus Upromise deposit

(2) gallons of milk $4.15
(used $2/1 milk wyb two General Mills cereals Publix coupon from the grocery advantage flyer)
(got $.50 back from Ibotta)
made them $1.90 and $2.15 each

(4) Ritz Bits B1G1 $2.99
(used $.75/2 coupons from the 8/10 SS insert)
made them $1.12 each

(4) Del Monte Squeezers $2 (reg. $2.99)
(used $1/2 printables from HERE)
(used $1/2 Publix coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
made them $1 each

(2) Cool Whip B1G1 $1.75
(4) Jell-O Pudding $.75 (reg. $1.19)
(used $1/3 Cool Whip and Jell-O printables from HERE)
made them $.45 each

(1) Breyer's Ice Cream B1G1 $4.87
(used $1/1 coupon that came in a Kroger mailer)
(used $.50/1 Target printable from HERE)
made it $.94

(2) Aunt Jemima Pancakes B1G1 $2.99
(used $1/2 printable from HERE)
made them $.99 each

(4) Chobani greek yogurts $1 (reg. $1.33)
(used B1G1 printable from HERE)
(got $.75 back from Ibotta)
made them $.31 each

(2) Alexia Smart Classics B1G1 $3.79
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $.89 each

(3) Pop-Tarts $1.67 (reg. $1.93)
(used $1/3 printable from HERE)
made them $1.33 each

(2) Chex Mix B1G1 $3.65
(used $.50/2 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/2)
(got $.50 back from Upromise)
made them $1.07 each

(2) Keebler Vienna Fingers $2.50 (reg. $3.69)
(used $1/1 Publix coupon from the grocery advantage flyer)
(used $1/2 printable that came in a Kellogg's Family Rewards newsletter)
made them $1 each

(2) Beneful Dog Food $5 (reg. $5.99)
(used B1G1 printable from HERE - if still available)
made them $2.50 each

(4) Cafe Steamers $2 (reg. $2.52)
(used $2/4 printable from HERE)
(used $.75/2 Publix printables from HERE)
made them $1.12 each

(2) Emerald Almonds B1G1 $5.49
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $1.74 each

(1) Lysol cleaner B1G1 $3.19
(used $.50/1 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made it $.60

(2) King's Hawaiian rolls $3 (reg. $3.79)
(used $1/2 printable from HERE)
made them $2.50 each

(1) Arm & Hammer toothpaste B1G1 $3.39
(used $.50/1 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made it $.70

(4) Milk Bone Chewy Treats B1G1 $3.59
no coupons used
made them $1.79 each

(2) large bowls of watermelon chunks $6.62 (reg. $13.23)
(1) pack of red delicious apples $3.99
(used $2 off $10 produce competitor coupon)
made it $8.61 for all of it

(1) $50 gas card
(used $10 in ad coupon)

Total before sale & coupons:  $228.24
Paid:  $107.36 plus tax
This includes a $50 gas card - like getting all of the above groceries for $57.36.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Publix Trip 8-21-14


I finally got out to Publix.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks at my house.  It was a really short trip because there wasn't much I needed this sale cycle.
Here's what I got today:

(2) Perdue Chicken nuggets B1G1 $6.29
(used $2/1 printables from HERE)
made them $1.14 each

(2) Gorton's Fish Sticks B1G1 $6.49
(used $.75/1 printables no longer available - or you could use $1/2 printable from HERE)
made them $2.49 each

(2) GoGo Squeeze B1G1 $2.79
(used $.75/1 printables from HERE)
made them $.64 each

(2) Kraft Mayo B1G1 $4.57
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $1.28 each

(2) Smart Balance Spread B1G1 $2.89
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.44 each

(2) Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner $2 (reg. $2.29)
(used $.50/1 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $1 each

(2) Fresh Express Salad B1G1 $3.99
(used $2/2 printables from HERE - must enter enough codes)
made them $.99 each

(4) Betty Crocker Potatoes $1 (reg. $1.19)
(used $1/4 Publix printable from the Best Meals Happen at Home email)
(used $.50/2 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/2)
made them $.25 each

(2) Cantaloupe Chunks $2.91 (reg. $5.83)
no coupons used

Total before sales & coupons:  $69.21
Paid:  $19.93 plus tax


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Friday, August 08, 2014

Publix Trip 8-7-14


It's been a crazy week at our house.  School started back on Monday and it was a rough day for this momma bear.  Now all three of my little ones are in school.  :-(
After I took the pic I realized that 4 of the tomatoes were missing - they were still in the truck.
Here's what I got today:

(2) Sea Best Entrees B1G1 $7.99
(used $2.99/1 Publix coupons from the Smart Savings booklet)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them FREE

(6) Ragu B1G1 $1.99
(used one $1/2 from a home mailer)
(used two $.60/2 coupons from the 7/27 RP insert)
made them $.49 and $.69 each

(2) Frosted Mini Wheats B1G1 $3.31
(used $1.50/1 printables from HERE - 1,000 points)
made them $.15 each

(4) Toaster Strudel B1G1 $1.94
(used $.50/2 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/2)
(got $.50 deposited into my Upromise account)
made them $.47 each plus Upromise deposit

(2) Country Crock Simply Delicious B1G1 $2.13
(used $.40/1 coupons from the 7/27 RP insert)
made them $.26 each

(2) Keebler Variety Packs B1G1 $5.99
(used $1.50/1 printables from HERE - 1,000 points)
made them $1.49 each

(1) Tyson Steak Fingers $4.99 (reg. $5.99)
(used $1.25/1 coupon from a home mailer)
made it $3.74

(8) Del Monte Tomatoes B1G1 $1.45
(used $1/4 Publix coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
made them $.47 each

(3) Liberte Yogurts $1 
(used $.40/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $.80/1)
(got $.60 deposited into my Upromise account)
made them FREE after Upromise deposit

(6) Publix yogurts $.40 (reg. $.50)
(used $.50/6 Publix coupon from a Publix Preschool Pals mailer)
made them $.31 each

(1) Silk Almond milk $2.79 (reg. $3.21)
(used $1/1 printable from HERE)
made it $1.79

(1) Publix Fruit Salad $3.84 (reg. $7.68)
(used $1/1 Publix coupon from a Publix Preschool Pals mailer)
made it $2.84

(1) Bisquick mix $2.99
(used $.50/1 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
(got $.50 deposited into my Upromise account)
made it $1.49 after Upromise deposit

Total before sales & coupons:  $96.01
Paid:  $24.55 plus tax


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Friday, August 01, 2014

Publix Love To Shop Here, Love To Save Here Event

Summer’s here, and what better way to spice up your outdoor get-togethers than General Mills brand side dishes?

Complement your main dishes from the grill with Betty Crocker® Potatoes for a delicious and easy side dish that your whole family will love. Plus, Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes now feature 20% more potatoes!
Need a quick & delicious weeknight meal idea? Hamburger Helper has a variety of tasty flavors your whole family will love such as Bold Crispy Buffalo Chicken or Crunchy Taco. Add in fresh ingredients such as shredded cheese or chopped tomatoes to add even more deliciousness to your dinner table.
Visit your local Publix® store now to stock up & save on your favorites for a quick & delicious meal that your whole family will love during the “Love to Shop Here, Love to Save Here” event!

Look for special savings on Hamburger Helper and Betty Crocker Potatoes in store.

Use the following coupons to save even more:

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Publix Trip 7-31-14


Yay for another gas card week!  I used this week's trip to stock up on lunch box goodies.  Our school system starts back on Monday.  Where did summer go?
Here's what I got today:

(2) Eggo Waffles B1G1 $2.39
(used $1.50/1 printables from HERE - 1,000 points)
made them FREE plus overage

(4) Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $2.99
(used B1G1 Publix coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
made them $1.49 each

(1) Nestle Pure Life smaller bottles $3.99
(used Get $1 off water wyb two Kellogg's Fruit Snacks coupons from back to school booklet)
made it $2.99

(1) Publix Spring Water $3.50 (reg. $4.49)
(used Get $1 off water wyb two Kellogg's Fruit Snacks coupons from back to school booklet)
made it $2.50

(2) Jif To Go $2 (reg. $2.39)
no coupons used

(2) Ziploc 120 pack $4.09
(used Get One Free wyb Jif Publix coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
(used $1.25/2 coupon that came in a Kroger booklet)
made them FREE plus overage

(1) Little Debbie Raisin Cream Pies $1.79
(used $.50/1 coupon that came in a Kroger booklet - doubled to $1/1)
made it $.79

(2) Wisk detergent B1G1 $6.49
(used $2/1 Target printables from HERE)
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.24 each

(4) Pepperidge Farm Garlic Toast 50% off $3.59
(used $.40/1 coupons from the 6/8 SS insert - doubled to $.80/1)
made them $.99 each

(2) Lipton Decaf tea bags 24 ct B1G1 $4.69
(used $1/1 Publix printables from the Best Meals Happen at Home email)
(used one $1/1 coupon that came in a Kroger booklet)
(used one $.60/1 coupon from the 7/27 RP insert)
made them $.34 and $.74

(2) Kellogg's 50th Anniversary Pop-Tarts $1.93
(used $.40/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $.80/1)
made them $1.13 each

(3) Cinnamon Toast Crunch B1G1 $3.69
(used $1/3 coupon from the 7/13 SS insert)
(used $1/3 Target printable from HERE)
made them $1.17 each

(1) Uncrustables B1G1 $2.79
(used $1/1 coupon that came in a Kroger booklet)
made it $.40

(3) Lance Crackers B1G1 $3.09
(used one $.55/1 coupon that came in a Kroger booklet)
(used one $1/2 printable from HERE)
made them $.99 and $1.04

(1) Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 80ct B1G1 $4.79
(used $1/1 coupon that came in a Kroger booklet)
made it $1.40

(2) Del Monte Fruit Bursts $2 (reg. $2.99)
(used $1/2 coupon that came in a Kroger booklet)
(used $1/2 Target printable from HERE)
made them $1 each

(1) Lysol Bathroom cleaner B1G1 $3.99
(used $.50/1 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made it $1

(4) Sunmaid Raisin 6 pack $1.69 (reg. $2)
(used $.50/1 peelies - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.69 each

(1) Nesquick Strawberry Syrup $2.39
(used $1/1 coupon that printed out at Kroger)
made it $1.39

(2) Gwaltney Dogs $1 (reg. $1.39)
(used $.80/2 Publix coupon from the SmartSavings booklet)
(used $.75/2 coupon from the 7/13 SS insert)
made them $.22 each

(2) Arnold Bread B1G1 $3.49
(used $1/2 coupon from the back to school booklet)
made them $1.24 each

(1) Ball Park patties $6.49 (reg. $7.69)
no coupons used

(1) $50 gas card
(used $10 off $50 in ad coupon)
made it $40

Total before sales & coupons:  $196.28
Paid:  $87.22 plus tax

This includes a $50 gas card - Since I have to buy gas anyway I look at the $10 off as savings on my groceries - making all of the above $37.22.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Publix Trip 7-24-14


It was another slow week for me at Publix.  You know how it goes...sometimes the coupons match the sales and sometimes they don't.  I was most excited about the Quilted Northern.  You know you're old when you get excited about cheap toilet paper. ;-)
I was also happy to see all the familiar faces this morning.  I'm a creature of habit and miss my favorite Publix peeps when they aren't working.
Here's what I got today:

(4) Betty Crocker Potatoes $1 (reg. 1.45)
(used $.50/1 printables no longer available - doubled to $1/1)
made them FREE

(4) Quilted Northern 6 packs B1G1 $4.99
(used $.45/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $.90/1)
made them $1.59 each

(8) Ritz Bits B1G1 $2.99
(used $1/2 peelies)
made them $.99 each

(2) Gorton's Fish Sticks B1G1 $4.27
(used $.75/1 printables no longer available - or you could use $1/2 printables from HERE)
made them $1.38 each

(2) Keebler Crackers $2 (reg. $2.99)
(used $1.50/1 printables from HERE - 1,000 points)
made them $.50 each

(4) Powerade 8 packs B1G1 $5.85
(used $2/2 Publix coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
made them $1.92 each

(2) Coffee-Mate $2.50 (reg. $3.29)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $1.50 each

(1) Community Coffee K-Cups $5.99 (reg. $7.99)
(used $2/1 blinkie)
made it $3.99

(2) Juicy Juice 8 packs B1G1 $2.89
no coupons used
made them $1.44 each

(2) State Fair Corn Dogs B1G1 $3.49
no coupons used
made them $1.74 each

(2) Ocean Spray Craisins B1G1 $2.29
got $1 back from Shopmium
made them $.64 each

Total before sales & coupons:  $119.51
Paid:  $40.47


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quick Harvey's Trip 7-23-14


I'm not a big Harvey's shopper.  But I have noticed that since they were bought out by Bi-Lo that the prices have dropped. I have one that's pretty close to my home so I may be doing a little more shopping there.  I've been holding onto the Mott's coupons for awhile waiting for a sale.  I've also been holding onto the Powerade Mango coupons, but my Publix still hasn't gotten that flavor in yet.  But the main reason for my trip today was the peanuts!  We love us some boiled peanuts around here and $1.24 a pound was the cheapest I've seen them this summer.

(2) Dole Salad B1G1 $2.99
(used $1.50/1 blinkies)
made them FREE

(4) Mott's Apple Juice B1G1 $2.99
(used $1/1 printables no longer available)
made them $.49 each

(4) Powerade Mango B1G1 $1.39
(used $.25/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $.50/1)
made them $.19 each

(2) Angel Soft 12 pack $4.50 (reg. $8.82)
(used $.55/1 printables from HERE)
made them $3.95 each

(1) big bag of peanuts $5.31 (reg. $10.26)
no coupons used

Total before sales & coupons:  $51.40
Paid:  $16.06 plus tax


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Publix Trip 7-17-14


It wasn't a great Publix shopping week for me.  I might not even have went had it not been for the gas card deal.  But I scrounged up enough coupons and worked my weekly menu around so I could take advantage of it.  With that being said, my savings aren't as good as usual. 
Here's what I got yesterday:

(4) Kellogg's Pop-Tarts $1.67 (reg. $1.93)
(used $.150/1 printables from HERE - 1,000 points)
made them $.17 each

(2) Kellogg's Krave cereal B1G1 $3.99
(used $1.50/1 printables from HERE - 1,000 points)
made them $.49 each

(1) Cheerios B1G1 $3.51
(used $.50/1 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made it $.76

(2) Gwaltney Dogs $1.39
(used $.40/1 printables from HERE - these coupons did NOT double like I thought they would)
made them $.99 each

(4) Gwaltney sausage B1G1 $1.00
no coupons used
made them $.50 each

(8) Del Monte Vegetables B1G1 $1.25
(used $1/4 printables from HERE)
made them $.37 each

(2) Plumrose Bacon Pieces $2.29
(used $.50/1 peelies - doubled to $1/1)
made them $1.29 each

(2) Crystal Light Liquid $3.79
(used B1G1 Publix coupon from grocery advantage flyer)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $.89 each

(2) Smithfield Ham Slices B1G1 $3.59
(used $.75/1 coupons from the 7/13 SS insert)
made them $1.04 each

(1) Pizza dough B1G1 $2.79
no coupons used
made it $1.39

(1) pineapple core $2.99 (reg. $4.99)
(used $1/1 Publix coupon from the Summer Grilling Booklet)
made it $1.99

(1) bag of cherries $4.64 (reg. $9.34)
(1) bag of grapes $4.70 (reg. $7.08)
(used $1 off $5 produce purchase competitor coupon)
made it $8.34 for both

(2) Fresh Express Salad Kits B1G1 $3.99
(used $2/2 printable from HERE - must enter enough codes)
made them $.99 each

(2) Eat Smart Vegetable bags $1.67 (reg. $2.50)
no coupons used

(1) $50 gas card
(used $10 off $50 gas card in ad coupon)
made it $40

Total before sales & coupons:  $142.51
used $5 gift card for doing a post
Paid:  $67.92 (includes a $50 gas card)
*like paying $17.92 for all of the above because I have to get gas anyway so it's like saving an extra $10 on groceries.*


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Publix Trip 7-10-14



There wasn't a whole lot that I needed this sale cycle, but I did want to take advantage of the $50 gas card deal.  Luckily, I had some free product coupons laying around so I was able to get one.
Here's what I got:

(4) Old El Paso Frozen Meals $7.99
(used Get One Free coupons sent to me for doing a post)
made them FREE

(1) L'Oreal Hair Color $8.99
(used Get One Free coupon I got in the mail)
made it FREE

(4) Bird's Eye Recipe Ready $1.29 (reg. $2.59)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $.29 each

(1) Bird's Eye Corn on the Cob $2.14 (reg. $4.29)
no coupons used

(2) Reese's Puffs B1G1 $3.19
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
(got $.50 deposited into Upromise account)
made them $.59 each plus Upromise deposit

(2) Raisin Nut Bran $2.07 (reg. $4.15)
(used $1/2 coupon from the 6/1 SS insert)
made them $1.57 each

(2) CapriSun 10 pack $1.79 (reg. $2.99)
(used $1/1 coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
(used $.25/1 Publix eCoupon)
made them $.66 each

(2) WishBone Dressing B1G1 $2.61
(used $1/1 printables no longer available)
(used $.75/2 Target printable from HERE)
(got $.75 back from Ibotta)
made them FREE plus Ibotta deposit

(2) Banquet chicken B1G1 $4.99
no coupons used
made them $2.49 each

(1) V8 Splash B1G1 $2.69
(used $1/1 coupon that printed out at Kroger)
made it $.35

(4) Angel Soft Facial Tissue $1.25 (reg. $1.50)
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.25 each

(1) $50 Gas Card
(used $10 off $50 gas card Publix in ad coupon)
made it $40

Total before sales & coupons:  $150.15
Paid:  $53.94 plus tax (includes a $50 gas card)


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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Publix Trip 7-3-14


It was just a regular week.  I was happy that the watermelon chunks were B1G1 and my son was happy that I found the sunflower seed peelies.
Here's what I got today:

(2) Fruttare Bars B1G1 $3.99
(used $1.50/1 printables no longer available)
(used $1.50/1 Publix coupons from the Best Meals Happen at Home email)
made them FREE plus overage

(2) Frank's Hot Sauce $1.39
(used $.35/1 coupons from the 5/11 SS insert - doubled to $.70/1)
(used $.75/1 Publix printables from HERE)
made them FREE plus overage

(2) MorningStar Entrees B1G1 $3.89
(used $1.50/1 printables from HERE - 1,000 points)
made them $.44 each

(2) 100% Florida Orange Juice 59oz $3.99
no coupons used

(2) Tyson Day Starts B1G1 $5.49
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
(used $2/1 wyb 100% Florida Orange Juice Publix coupon from the grocery advantage flyer)
made them free plus overage

(2) Herdez Salsa $1.19
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.19 each

(2) French's Spicy Brown Mustard $1.59
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
(used $.55/1 Publix printable from HERE)
made them $.04 each

(8) Del Monte Tomatoes B1G1 $1.45
(used $1/4 Publix coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
made them $.47 each

(6) David Sunflower Seeds $1.50
(used $.50/1 peelies - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.50 each

(2) Totino's Party Pizzas $1 (reg. $1.29)
(used $.25/1 printables no longer available - doubled to $.50/1)
made them $.50 each

(4) Voskos Greek yogurt $1 (reg. $1.25)
(used $1/4 blinkie)
(used $1/2 Publix coupons from the grocery advantage flyer)
made them $.25 each

(4) Ritz Bits B1G1 $2.99
(used $1/2 peelies)
made them $.99 each

(2) Kraft BBQ Sauce B1G1 $1.25
(used $1/2 coupon that came in a Kroger mailer)
made them $.12 each

(3) Velveeta Shells N Cheese B1G1 $2.99
(used $1.50/3 coupon from a Kroger mailer)
made them $.99 each

(1) PAM Spray B1G1 $3.19
(used $1/1 printable from HERE)
made it $.60

(2) Country Crock Simply Delicious B1G1 $2.13
(used $.75/1 Publix printables from the Best Meals Happen at Home email)
made them $.31 each

(2) Betty Crocker Reese's Baking Mix $2.59
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
(used $1.50/2 Publix printables from the Best Meals Happen at Home email)
(got $.50 deposited into my Upromise account)
made them $.59 each

(1) Ball Park Burger Patties $6.49 (reg. $7.69)
(got $.25 back from Checkout 51)
made it $6.24

(1) bunch of grapes $4.82 (reg. $7.99)
(1) bunch of cherries $3.60 (reg. $7.26
(2) packs of squash $5.62 (reg. $6.60)
(used $2 off $10 produce competitor coupon)

(1) pint of blueberries $2.50 (reg. $3.99)
no coupons used

(1) bowl of watermelon chunks $4.08 (reg. $8.17)
no coupons used

(1) bunch of bananas $2.00
(got $.40 back from Upromise)

(2) Post Fruity Pebbles B1G1 $2.79
no coupons used
made them $1.39 each

Total before sales & coupons:  $156.58
Paid:  $54.37 plus tax


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Monday, June 30, 2014

Publix Meal Deal Savings Event #OldElPasoMealDeal

I have found that planning your meals before you shop makes a big dent in your grocery budget.  Planning ahead is the key to saving money.

Publix has a solution that will include an entrée, side item and dessert for under $13! Perfect for a busy weeknight, ease and savings doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor. This meal deal will feature Old El Paso Frozen entrees, make your dinner sizzle with flavors inspired by Mexico. These authentic flavors are now available at your fingertips.

Look for these great savings on Old El Paso Frozen and other assorted Meal Deal items at Publix:

Buy ONE of each participating products below:
  • Old El Paso Frozen Entrée
  • Wishbone Dressing 16 oz
  • Fresh Express Salad Blends & Kits
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences
  • For $12.49* total for the meal (save up to $7.00*!)
*Total savings vary by market area, savings taken at register. Offer available 6/26 – 7/2, find details in the Publix weekly ad flyer.

You can use the following coupons to make this meal deal even sweeter:
$1/2 Wishbone Dressing coupon from the 6/8 SS insert
$1/1 Breyer's Gelato Indulgences Publix eCoupon
$.75/1 deposit for Wishbone Dressing from Ibotta

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Gluten Free - Educate Yourself


While I was out shopping this past week I was checking out the baking mixes and watched a lady pick up a "Gluten Free" mix that was $.45 more expensive than the regular mix.  And you know me - always trying to save people money.  I asked her if she realized she was grabbing the "Gluten Free" kind that was more expensive and she said she was "giving up gluten."  I was a little confused.  I asked if she had Celiac disease or had gluten sensitivities.  She said that she didn't, but that she just wanted to eat healthier.

Ok, I understand the wanting to eat healthier deal, but unless you have Celiac Disease or have definite sensitivities to gluten going "gluten free" won't help your health.  In other words if you don't have these ailments you're just paying $.45 extra for the words "gluten free."  Companies have realized that many people catch on to these fad diets.  That's why all of a sudden you see "gluten free" products everywhere - with a higher price tag in most cases.

Do me a favor.  Check with your doctor.  See what he/she has to say about a "gluten free" diet and if it may help you.  In most cases it won't. Companies are using wording to make you pay more.
Don't play their game.


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Our $10.63 Date Night



We're not big selfie takers...can you tell?

My hubby and I don't get a lot of date nights like we used to.  Life has a way of making us too busy and distracted.  I do believe that it's important for couples to have date nights and time away from the kiddos - even if you're not sure how to act without them.  ;-)

Last night we had a date night and it cost us a total of $10.63.  Well, that's not including the $1.16 we spent at Home Depot.  Yes.  We make stops in at Home Depot on our date nights.  Doesn't everybody?

First off, we paid $0 for babysitting.  We were lucky to have my mother & father in law to stop by and watch the kiddos for a few hours.

Next, we ate at Seasons of Japan.  Last week I got a $20 voucher for only $8 from Living Social.  I shared the special link they gave me with my friends on Facebook and since three of them also bought it I got reimbursed the $8 - making my $20 voucher free.
Our total at the restaurant came to $8.59 after our $20 voucher.

After we stuffed ourselves silly with yummy food we headed over to the movie theater.  I had some free movie tickets from purchasing Kellogg's products with Spidey Codes on them.  I spent $2.04 after coupons on 12 cereals that had codes on them - 6 codes gets you a free movie ticket.  This made our movie tickets $1.02 each.
We watched How To Train Your Dragon 2 because it was the only thing that was interesting to us and wasn't sold out.
We did feel VERY guilty about watching it without the kids.  So, I'll be taking them next week to see it.  And I must say it really was a GREAT movie.  It made me laugh and cry.

After we got out we stopped by Starbucks to get a couple of White Chocolate Mocha's. YUMMY!  This also cost us nothing because I got a $10 voucher last week from Groupon.  I used my credits from sharing deals to get it for free.
Free is how I roll.

Share your Frugal Date Night details!


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