Friday, March 27, 2015

Publix Trip 3-26-15


It's been a crazy week around our house. My mom had brain surgery on Monday and had some serious complications afterward. My youngest has been so sick with a nasty sinus and bronchial infection. So, this trip was pretty much thrown together the night before because I wasn't sure I'd even have time to go to Publix. I'll say it wasn't a bad trip especially since I didn't have much time to prepare for it.
Here's what I got today:

(1) Friendship Cottage Cheese with Pineapple B1G1 $1.83
(used $.70/1 printable no longer available)
(used $.70/1 Publix coupon from the Basket of Savings booklet)
(got $.50 back from Ibotta)
made it FREE plus overage

(2) Carnation Evaporated Milk B1G1 $1.55
(used $.50/2 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/2)
(used $.50/2 Target printable from HERE)
(got $1 back from Checkout 51)
made them FREE after Checkout 51

(2) Keebler Club Crackers B1G1 $3.59
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
made them $.79 each

(1) dozen Publix eggs $2.59
(used Get Free Eggs up to $2 wyb two Keebler crackers peelie)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made it $.34

(2) Kellogg's Special K Bars B1G1 $2.69
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.34 each

(4) I Can't Believe It's Not Butter B1G1 $2.89
(used $.75/1 blinkies)
made them $.69 each

(2) Dial Soap 3 pack B1G1 $2.29
(used $1/2 Publix digital coupon)
made them $.64 each

(2) Swanson Broth B1G1 $2.53
(used $1/2 printable from HERE)
(used $1/2 Publix printable from HERE)
made them $.26 each

(2) Cool Whip B1G1 $1.75
(used $.55/1 Publix coupons from the Basket of Savings booklet)
made them $.32 each

(2) Toaster Strudels B1G1 $2.13
(used $.50/2 coupon from the 1/25 SS insert - doubled to $1/2)
made them $.56 each

(2) Little Debbie Easter Snack Cakes $1.67 (reg. $1.99)
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $.67 each

(2) Tyson Chicken Nuggets B1G1 $6.29
(used $.75/1 coupons from the 2/22 SS insert)
made them $2.39 each

(3) Hunt's Diced Tomatoes B1G1 $1.39
(used $.50/3 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/3)
(got $.50 back from Checkout 51)
made them $.19 each

(2) Frosted Mini Wheats B1G1 $3.31
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made them $.53 each

(2) Glad Bags B1G1 $3.49
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $.74 each

(1) Edwards Frozen Pie $3.89 (reg. $7.79)
(used $1/1 printable from HERE)
(used $.55/1 Publix coupon from the Basket of Savings booklet)
made it $2.34

(3) Idahoan Potatoes B1G1 $1.33
(used $1/3 printable no longer available)
made them $.33 each

(2) Dove Chocolate Eggs B1G1 $4.29
(used $1/2 printable from HERE)
(used $1.50/2 Target printable from HERE)
made them $.89 each

(2) Starburst Jelly Beans B1G1 $2.39
(used $1/2 Target printable from HERE)
made them $.69 each

(4) Coffee-Mate Creamers B1G1 $3.21
(used $1.50/2 coupons that printed out at Kroger)
made them $.85 each

(1) PAM Spray B1G1 $3.19
(used $.30/1 coupon from the 3/22 SS insert - doubled to $.60/1)
made it $.99

(2) Sabra Hummus B1G1 $3.99
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $.99 each

(2) Dole Mandarin Oranges $1.33 (reg. $1.68)
(used $.50/2 coupon from the 2/1 SS insert - doubled to $1/2)
(got $1 back from Checkout 51 - $.50 twice)
made them $.33 each

(2) Kellogg's Pop-Tarts 12 packs $2.89
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
(used $1/2 Publix printable from HERE)
made them $1.39 each

(1) Publix Butter $2 (reg. $3.50)
(used $1/1 Market Pantry Butter Target printable from HERE)
made it $1

Total before sales & coupon: $145.16
Paid: $33.52 plus tax



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Little Saturday Q&A

I get emails with questions a lot and usually I just email back an answer. But sometimes a question pops up so often that I figure others are thinking the same thing.

Q:  Hello. I've been following your page for awhile and was wondering why you buy such expensive milk if you're trying to save money. A gallon of milk for me costs around $3. Just wondering.
Thanks, Jules

A:  Hi, Julie, I used to buy the cheapest milk I could find and then I watched a disturbing video on Facebook about what is found in regular milk. I wish I had never watched it, but what's seen can't be unseen. I'm not naive or really squeamish and know that there's stuff in our foods that we don't know about, but I draw the line at hormones, antibiotics and pus. So, to me it's worth paying a few dollars extra for a gallon of milk that is organic and free of all these things. My kids drink so much milk that I feel it could have a negative effect on them. I still look for rebates and sales on the organic brands in order to save a little.

Q: I was wondering how do you get so many points for the Kellogg's program? It takes me forever to save up enough points for the one dollar coupon. Thanks for all you do. Becky

A:  Hi, Becky! I buy a lot of Kellogg's products and I have family members who save their codes for me. I cut out the codes and hold onto them until Kellogg's has a bonus point promotion. For instance, last week they had a promotion for St. Patrick's Day where you got 400 bonus points for entering four product codes. You could earn the bonus up to four times. Make sure you check the newsletter they send out because it lets you know what offers they have for bonuses.
You can find a list of their bonus point opportunities HERE.
You can also rack up points from their Facebook page. They post them regularly.
Here's a list of codes. I'm not sure how many of them are still valid, but you can give them a try!

SPRINGISINTHEAIR - 25 POINTS
LUCKYLEPRECHAUNS - 50 POINTS
HOWITWORKS20PNTS - 20 POINTS
KFSHARETHANKS20 - 20 POINTS
BACKTOSCHOOL2014 - 50 POINTS
EARNGREATREWARDS - 20 POINTS
MAGICOFBREAKFAST - 20 POINTS
GETFUELFORSCHOOL - 20 POINTS
EARNSWEETREWARDS - 50 POINTS
EVERYONELOVESKFR - 100 POINTS
SCOOBYSWEEPS4U - 50 POINTS

Have a question? Shoot me an email to ameej1978@gmail.com!



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Friday, March 20, 2015

Shopping Trip 3-19-15 (Publix and Kroger)

Publix Trip 3-19-15


My Publix trips seem to be getting smaller and smaller. My hubby will be glad that I finally got my own Pistachios because I am always picking them out of his NUT-rition Men's Health nut cans. I did get a couple of things that were full price like the quinoa. The quinoa is justified simply because it's quinoa - super foods are always justified. ;-)
Here's what I got today:

(1) Yoplait Greek 100 Whips $1.24 
(used Get One Free Publix eCoupon)
made it FREE

(2) Hefty Foam Plates $1.50 (reg. $2.49)
(used $1/2 Publix eCoupon)
made them $1 each

(2) International Delight Creamers B1G1 $2.25
(used $1/2 blinkie)
made them $.62 each

(2) Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter $4.69
(used B1G1 Publix eCoupon)
made them $2.34 each

(1) Boursin Cheese Dip B1G1 $6.29
(used $1.50/1 printable from HERE)
(got $1 back from Checkout 51)
made it $.65

(2) Planter's Mixed Nut B1G1 $5.49
(used $.50/1 peelies - doubled to $1/1)
made them $1.74 each

(2) Kellogg's Special K with Red Berries $2.50 (reg. $3.18)
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $1.50 each

(2) Jones All Natural Sausage $1.67 (reg. $2.69)
(used $1/2 Publix eCoupon)
made them $1.17 each

(2) Land O Lakes half stick butter $2.50 (reg. $4.29)
(used $.50/1 printables from HERE - doubled to $1/1)
made them $1.50 each

(2) Keebler Cookies B1G1 $3.69
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
made them $.84 each

(2) Fresh Express Salad B1G1 $3.99
(used $2/2 printables from HERE - must enter enough codes)
(got $.25 back from Checkout 51)
made them $.87 each

(1) Wonderful Shelled Pistachios $7.49 
(used $.50/1 coupon from the 3/15 SS insert - doubled to $1/1)
made it $6.49

(1) Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs $3 (reg. $3.89)
(used $1/1 coupon from the 1/25 SS insert)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made it $1.75

(2) Hungry Jack Hash Browns $1.25 (reg. $1.50)
(used $1/2 wyb eggs peelie)
made them $.75 each

(1) Halo's 5 lb box $4.99 (reg. $7.99)
(used $.50/1 coupon from the 3/8 SS insert - doubled to $1/1)
(got $1 back from Snap)
made it $2.99

(1) Babybel Cheese $2.50 (reg. $3.69)

(2) watermelon chunks B1G1 $3.49 lb = $7.87 (reg. $15.75)
no coupons used

(2) Strawberries $1.67 (reg. $2.50)
no coupons used

(1) Publix Green Wise Organic Milk $6.79
no coupons used

(1) Earthly Choice organic quinoa $6.99
no coupons used

Total before sale & coupons: $133.64
Paid:  $64.07

Kroger Trip 3-19-15

This is the second and final week of the Mega Event. With this Mega Event you get $5 off at checkout when you purchase five participating items. I'm now officially stocked up on Viva paper towels.  However, the toilet paper won't last nearly as long. I broke this trip up into three transactions in order to use the Kimberly-Clark catalinas.
Here's what I got today:

(1) Yoplait Greek 100 Whips $1 (reg. $1.29)
(used Get One Free Kroger eCoupon)
made it FREE

(1) Hormel Rev AM wrap $1.99 
(used Get One Free Kroger eCoupon - no longer available)
made it FREE

(3) Capri-Suns $.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.79)
(used $.75/3 coupon from the 3/15 SS insert)
made them $.74 each

(1) Kraft BBQ sauce $.79 after Mega Savings (reg. $1.79)
(got $.25 back from Ibotta)
made it $.54

(1) Kroger Crispy Chicken Strips $4.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $6.99)
no coupons used

(4) Viva Paper Towels 6 pack $5 (reg. $8.99)
(used $1/1 coupons from the 3/8 SS insert)
(got a $5 catalina back)
made them $2.75 each

(4) Scott Extra Soft Tissue 16 double rolls $5 (reg. $10.49)
(used $.75/1 coupons from the 3/8 SS insert)
(got a $5 catalina back)
made them $3 each

(1) Cocoa Puffs with Stars $1.59 on clearance (reg. $3.18)
(used $1/1 printable from HERE - 850 points)
made it $.59

(2) packs of Purdue boneless, skinless chicken breasts $7.86 (reg. $15.72)
no coupons used

(2) Pop-Tarts $1.67 (reg. $1.99)
(used $1/2 peelie)
made them $1.17 each

(1) White Castle Cheeseburger 16 pack $9.99 (reg. $10.99)
(used $1/1 coupon from the 1/18 SS insert)
made it $8.99

(1) Doritos Variety Pack 20 ct. $4.99 (reg. $6.99)
(got $.25 back from jingit)
made it $4.74

(6) Pinata apples $2.65 (reg. $6.67)
(used $.50 Kroger eCoupon)
made them $2.15

(2) Private Selection mushrooms $.99 on clearance (reg. $1.99)
no coupons used

(1) Simple Truth Organic Vegetable Tray $2.99 on clearance (reg. $5.99)
no coupons used

(1) 16 oz large pack of spinach $2.39 on clearance (reg. $4.79)
no coupons used

(4) tomatoes on the vine $3.94
no coupons used

(3) Candy Sweet Onions $2.71
no coupons used

(4) avocados $3.96)
no coupons used

(1) pack of green seedless grapes $2.71 (reg. $6.39)
no coupons used

(1) bunch of bananas $1.60
no coupons used

(1) seasoned Boston Butt $5.05 on clearance (reg. $14.83)
no coupons used

(1) family pack of pork chops $7.50 on clearance (reg. $12.53)
no coupons used

(2) Kroger waters 24 pack $1.99 (reg. $2.99)
no coupons used

Total before sale & coupons: $212.58
Paid:  $96.23


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