Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Publix: Joyous Pre-Christmas Deals



Spent: $16.79
Saved: $39.67
Total Value: $56.16
Percent Saved: 71%

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I am late on putting these deals up, but here you go!

$5.00 off $30.00 Grocery Purchase Target Coupon

(2) Quaker Oatmeal Cookies, $1.99 Sale
(2) $1.00 off Quaker Oatmeal Cookies Publix Coupon
$1.00 off two Quaker Oatmeal Cookies Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.49 each)

(2) Kraft Dressing, 16 oz, $3.31
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$1.00 off two Kraft Dressing Target Coupon
$1.00 off two Kraft Dressing Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.66 each)

Kraft Mayonnaise, 30 oz, $5.17
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$1.00 off two Kraft Mayonnaise Target Coupon
(2) $1.00 off one Kraft Homestyle Coupon
(Made it $1.09 each)

Reach Floss, $1.19
$1.00 off Reach Floss Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.19)

Del Monte Tomatoes, $1.59
Buy One Get One Free
$0.50 off two Del Monte Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.55 each) 

Athenos Feta Cheese, $2.89
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $1.45) 
There's a $0.75 coupon out now for now making it $0.70 each. If you are in Florida, today is the last day.

Lysol Dual Action Wipes, 35 ct, $2.00 Sale
Try Me Free Rebate
(Makes it FREE after rebate up to $3.00; rebate savings not included in totals above)

Hallmark Cards, $0.99
Buy One Get One Free Hallmark Cards Publix Coupon
(Made it $0.50 each)


Publix Butter, $2.50 Sale

(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.00 each)

Smitlmark Cards, $0.99
Buy One Get One Free Hallmark Cards Publix Coupon
(Made it $0.50 each)




Monday, December 17, 2012

Publix Trip: Plenty for Less than $1.00





12/16/2012
Spent: $25.29
Saved: $39.80
Total Value: $65.09
Percent Saved: 61%

Here's a recap of yesterday's trip to Publix after church. I scored some really good deals. I forgot to include Eat Smart broccoli, zucchini, and two Hallmark cards in the picture.

$5.00 off $25.00 Purchase Save-A-Lot Coupon

 (2) Nestle Coffeemate Natural Bliss, $1.67
(2) $1.50 off one Coffeemate Natural Bliss Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.17 each)

(2) Wishbone Dressing, $2.89
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.00 Wishbone Dressing Publix Coupon
(Made it $0.45 each)

(4) Scotties Facial Tissue, $1.25
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.00 off Scotties Tissue Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.13 each)

(2) Hallmark Cards, $3.49
Buy One Get One Free Hallmark Publix Coupon
(Made it $1.75)

(4) Nestle Toll House Cookies, $3.49
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.25 off two Nestle Toll House Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.12 each; could have been free if I were able to print the $1.50/1 coupon)

Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll, $3.00
$0.55 off one Jimmy Dean Product Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.45)

Hefty Cake Pan, $0.99 Sale

Smithfield Bacon, $3.33 Sale

Publix Feta Cheese, $2.00 Sale

Publix Eggs, 18 ct, $2.50 Sale

Eat Smart Vegetables, Broccoli, $1.67 Sale

Zucchini Squash, $0.99/lb Sale

Publix Frozen Mushrooms, $1.49

Publix Frozen French Style Green Beans, $1.59





Sunday, November 4, 2012

CVS: Sweet Deals



Spent: $18.26
Saved: $17.24
Total Value: $35.50
Percent Saved: 49%

ECBs Used: $5.00
ECBs Earned: $5.00

This was a pretty good week at CVS for me. I was in need of toothbrush head refills. Last week's four day sale was actually a better deal on the heads ($19.97 price with $5.00 back in ECBs), but I missed it. 

$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase CVS Coupon

Oral-B Replacement Heads, $26.79
$5.00 in ExtraCare Bucks for One
$2.00 off Oral-B Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $24.79 without ECBs, or $19.79 including ECBs)

Scope Mouthwash, $2.99 Sale
$1.50 off Scope Mouthwash Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50)

Gain Dish Detergent, $0.88 Sale
$0.25 off Gain Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.63)



Weekly Round-Up: Better than FREE Salad!



Spent: $6.17
Saved: $12.52
Total Value: $18.59
Percent Saved: 67%

The highlight of this trip was the profit I made on the salad. Awesome!

Fresh Express Salad, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $3.00 off Fresh Express Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE plus $2.01 overage!)

Del Monte Tomato Sauce, $0.69
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(Made it $0.35 each)

Disposer Care, $2.99
$0.75 off Disposer Care Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.24)

Publix Shredded Mozzarella, 8 oz, $2.50 Sale







Spent: $9.19
Saved: $8.68
Total Value: $17.87
Percent Saved: 49%

The highlight of this trip was the free bacon. If I had two coupons, that would have made the bacon an even better deal.

Smithfield Bacon, $6.99
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$1.00 off Smithfield Bacon Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $3.00 each)

Winn-Dixie Foil Paper, 75  Sq. Ft, $3.00 Sale


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dollar General: $0.25 Canned Veggies!



Spent: $1.00
Saved: $2.40
Total Value: $3.40
Saved: 71%

I saw the weekly ad in today's newspaper and remembered that I had a $1.00 off coupon. It expires on October 31, 2012. 

(4) Libby's Canned Vegetables, $0.50 Sale
$1.00 off four Libby's Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.25 each)



CVS: Almost Free Floss (Mostly Tax)




Spent: $0.55
Saved: $7.89
Total Value: $8.44
Percent Saved: 93%

ECBs Used: $5.89
ECBs Earned: $4.00

I bought these Reach Dental Floss packs essentially for free. I had a $0.02 deficit on the total, but for some reason, my ECB value was reduced $0.12. Oh, well. It was still a great deal. It was $0.09 each before tax!

(2) Reach Total Care Floss, $3.99
$2.00 in ExtraCare Bucks wyb One Reach Total Care Product
(2) $1.00 off Reach Total Care Floss Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.99 each)

$5.89 in previous ECBs



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Publix: $10 off Gas Card, Sweet Deals!



Food and Gas Card

Spent: $75.79
Saved: $60.27
Total Value: $136.06
Percent Saved: 44%

Food Only

Spent: $35.79
Saved: $50.27
Total Value: $86.06
Percent Saved: 58%

This was certainly a great week. Publix has upped their purchase price on the gas card deal from $25 to $50. There was finally enough stuff to buy a good prices to meet that $50 threshold. I could have scored better deals on the pasta sauce and cookies, but I missed the internet coupons on them when they were available. However, I know what I will be bringing to all of the potluck events I will be attending as we enter the holiday season!

$50 Shell Gift Card
$10.00 off $50.00 Gas Card with $50 Grocery Purchase Publix Coupon
(Made it $40.00)

(2) Yoplait Smoothies, $2.00 Sale
$2.00 off two Yoplait Smoothie Publix Coupon
(2) $0.75 off Yoplait Smoothie Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.25 each)

(4) Ragu Pasta Sauce, 45 oz, $3.79
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.50 off two Ragu Pasta Sauce Publix Coupon
(Made it $1.15 each)

(4) Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $3.49
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1.25 off Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.12 each)

(2) Eckrich Smoked Sausage, $2.99
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $0.55 off Eckrich Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.95 each)

(2) Peter Pan Peanut Butter, $3.59
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(Made it $1.80 each)

(2) Nathan's Beef Franks, $5.29
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.00 off Nathan's Franks Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.65 each)

(2) Coffeemate Natural Bliss Creamer, 16 oz, $1.67 Sale
(2) $1.00 off Coffeemate Natural Bliss Creamer Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.67 each)

Cabot Cheese, 8 oz, $2.50 Sale
(2) $1.00 Cabot Cheese Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50 each)






Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekend Grocery Wrap-Up: Free Gum, Cheap Parmesan, Etc.




Spent: $27.83
Saved: $25.73
Total Value: $53.56
Percent Saved: 48%
fuelperks! to Date: $0.35/gal
The highlight of this trip was the free gum. I also had a coupon for $0.25 in fuelperks! with a $35 purchase. Here are the highlights. 
$0.25/gal in fuelperks! with $35 Purchase Winn-Dixie Coupon
(6) Stride ID Gum, $1.50
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(3) BOGO Stride ID Gum Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE!)
Vaseline Lotion, $5.99
$0.05/gal in fuelperks! each
Qualifies for $5.00 off $20.00 Unilever Purchase SavingStar Deposit
$2.00 Vaseline Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $3.99)
Dole Salad, $3.79
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$1.90 each

Pork Shoulder Blade Steak
Buy One Get One Free






Spent: $8.23
Saved: $5.63
Total Value: $13.86
Percent Saved: 41%

The highlight of this trip was the parmesan cheese.

Mama Francesca Parmesan Cheese, 8 oz, $3.49
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1.00 Mama Francesca Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.75 each)


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Publix: Everything Under a $1 each



Spent: $6.72
Saved: $25.66
Total Value: $32.38
Percent Saved: 79%

I did Publix yesterday, but there were some items I forgot to get and some items my regular store didn't have in stock. If I would have bought all of this in one trip, I would have been able to score the $10 off $50 gas card deal with a $50 purchase deal.

There is a mistake on the fantastik/Scrubbing Bubbles deal. The coupons I used were  for fantastik with Scrubbing Bubbles. However, the yellow bottle is the wrong product for the coupon, though it has the Scrubbing Bubbles logo on it. It simply said that this was fantastik is made by the makers of Scrubbing Bubbles, whereas the green bottle is both products combined. The coupon wouldn't scan, but they took it anyway. I called the score when I got home and realized the mistake, but they said I would not need to come back and exchange the products. 

 (2) Greased Lightning, $1.67 Sale
(2) $1.00 off Greased Lightning Product
(Made it $0.67 each)

(2) fantastik with Scrubbing Bubbles, $2.00 Sale
$1.75 off two fantastik/Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaners Publix Coupon
$0.75 off fantastik with Scrubbing Bubbles Manufacturer Coupon
$0.50 off fantastik with Scrubbing Bubbles Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.50 each)

(2) Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals, $3.69
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.00 off Hidden Valley Manufacturer Coupons
(Made it $0.85 each)

(2) Bic Hybrid 3 Disposable Razors, $5.79
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $2.00 off Bic Hybrid 3 Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.90 each)



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wags: $1.00 Trip




Spent: $1.00
Saved: $11.76
Total Value: $12.76
Percent Saved: 92%

 I was able to get all of this for $1.00. 

$3.00 Register Rewards from Previous Purchase

(2) Truvia Sweetener, 40 ct, 2/$5 Sale
(2) $2.00 off Truvia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.50 each)

(2) Dozen Large Eggs, 2/$3 Sale


Saturday, September 29, 2012

CVS: $0.64 Razor after ECBs



Spent: $5.64
Saved: $6.00
Total Value: $11.64
Percent Saved: 52%

ECBs Used: $2.00
ECBs Earned: $5.00

The Bic razors my friend recommended may have been free, but they are awful on my skin. I'm glad I was able to score this razor for a good price. I spent $5.64 out of pocket, but I got $5.00 in ExtraCare Bucks to use in a future trip. 

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor, $10.99
$5.00 in ECBs wyb One
$2.00 in ECBs from Previous Trip
$4.00 Gillette Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $4.99 not including ECBs)



Publix: Publix Promise (FREE Truvia) and -$0.06 Creamer!



Spent: $12.93
Saved: $18.33
Total Value: $31.26
Percent Saved: 59%

So, I had a store and a manufacturer coupon to use with the $2.99 advertised price for Truvia to make it free. However, it rang up at $3.99. I caught it and therefore was able to get the item for free without coupons. I will now have the opportunity to go back and use the coupons to get another box for free!

Truvia Natural Sweetener, 40 ct, $2.99 Sale
Rang up at $3.99
(Made it Free!)

Bailey's Coffee Creamer, $2.19
(2) $1.00 off Bailey's Publix Coupon
(2) $1.25 off Bailey's Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE plus $0.06 profit each!)

(3) Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage, $2.50 Sale
(3) $1.00 off Johnsonville Sausage Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50 each)

Publix Feta Cheese, $2.00 Sale

Publix Shredded Cheese, 8 oz, $2.50 Sale

Carolina Pride Sausage, $3.00 Sale





Sunday, September 9, 2012

Publix: $1.25 Gevalia Coffee!



Spent: $5.01
Saved: $26.95
Total Value: $31.96
Percent Saved: 84%

I went to Publix this past Friday night in a torrential downpour and what I would find out on Saturday to be the flu to score this last minute deal. I essentially created my own sale using some BOGO manufacturer coupons that expired on September 7. I also used a $5/$30 Winn-Dixie coupon from Enjoy the City.


$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase Winn-Dixie Coupon

(4) Gevalia Coffee, $7.99 
Buy Two Get One Free Publix Coupon
(2) Buy One Get One Free Gevalia Manufacturer Coupon (up to $6.98)
(Made it $1.25 each after product coupons and $5/$30 coupon)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Today's Winn-Dixie Trip: Meat Stock-Up



Spent: $22.09
Saved: $18.07
Total Value: $40.16
Perecent Saved: 45%

I did a meat trip at Winn-Dixie today. I could have gotten the leg quarters for $0.49/lb at Tropical Supermarket, but they didn't have any in stock yesterday.

Pork Shoulder Blade Steak, $5.71 package
Buy One Get One Free

Smithfield Bacon, $6.99
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $3.50 each)

Chicken Leg Quarters, 10 pounds, $7.90 Sale

Pompeian Olive Oil, $2.49 Sale
$1.00 off Pompeian Olive Oil Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.49)



Publix: Cracker Profit!



Spent: $13.02
Saved: $17.02
Total Value: $30.04
Percent Saved: 57%

I wasn't planning on doing Publix this week, but I had a free coupon I could use on an item to take to a party. I ended up making a $0.50 profit on the crackers. Here are the highlights.

Cheez-It Crackers, $4.19
Buy One Get One Free
$0.50 off Cheez-It Target Coupon
FREE Keebler Crackers Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE + $0.50 profit!)

Fresh Express Baby Spinach, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.00 each)

Beef Back Ribs, $1.99/lb ($4.90)
$1.00 off Fresh Meat Target Coupon
(Made it $3.90 or $1.58/lb)

Broccoli, $2.00 Sale





Winn-Dixie: $0.33 plus $8.00 Back for Truvia



August 29, 2012

Spent: $0.33
Saved: $13.00
Total Value: $13.33
Percent Saved: 98%

So, I used my "$10.00 off next purchase" coupon from the Kraft Catalina deal for this purchase. Truvia had a Catalina deal as well. Buy two or more packages of Truvia 80ct, 140ct, spoonable, and/or baking blend and get $8.00 off next purchase. Well, my Catalina didn't print, but I was able to contact Catalina customer service, and the issue was resolved! So, I spent $0.33 and I have $8.00 on the way!

(2) Truvia, 80 ct, $5.99 Sale
$8.00 off next purchase per two 
$0.05/gal in fuelperks! each
(2) $1.00 off Truvia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $4.99 each)

$10.00 Catalina Coupon



Monday, August 27, 2012

Winn-Dixie: My Kraft Catalina Scenario; $13 back!



Spent: $23.90
Saved: $21.31
Total Value: $45.21
Percent Saved: 47%

Kraft had two cool Catalina deals this week. The first one was on Crystal Light, which I am just realizing is not included in the picture. I shelved them before taking the picture. I bought four of them. They were on BOGO, and I got a $3.00 Catalina back for purchasing four. There was a huge Catalina on select Kraft items, offering $10 back for purchasing 10 select Kraft items. The great thing is that they overlapped! That's what made this so spectacular. So, I got $13 in coupons (a $10 and a $3) to use on a future order. I was also able to use a $5/$30 to lower my cost!

 (4) Kraft Shredded Cheese, $3.00 Sale
$0.05/gal in fuelperks! for every two
Eligible for Kraft Catalina 

(2) $0.55 off Kraft Cheese Coupons
(Made it $2.73 each)

(4) Crystal Light, $2.99
Eligible for Crystal Light AND Kraft Catalinas

Buy One Get One Free Sale
(Made it $1.50 each)

(2) Oscar Mayer Bologna, $2.00 Sale
Eligible for Kraft Catalina

(2) Dole Spinach, $1.99 Sale
$0.05/gal in fuelperks! for every one
(2) $1.00 Winn-Dixie Produce Peelie Coupon
(Made it $0.99 each)

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, $0.99

Orbit Gum, $1.25
(Needed this to get over $30; could have gone without it, but I needed gum anyway)

Broccoli, $2.00 Sale

Zuchinni, $1.69/lb

Green Beans, $1.99/lb

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CVS: They Emailed Me Money



Spent: $0.00 
Saved: $3.16
Total Value: $3.16
Percent Saved: 100%

CVS emailed $2.00 in ExtraCare Bucks to some of its members. I needed dish soap. These were on sale for $0.99 each. I got both for free. I walked out paying absolutely nothing. Not even sales tax. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I Gave Staples a Loan



Price Before Rebate: $16.59
Price After Rebate: $0.00 (not including tax)

So, I scored two reams of paper and a double deal on pens. Both products are free after rebate. The Zebra Pens pack that was on sale with a rebate was the 7-pack medium ballpoint retractable pens. I found this buy one get one free package for the same price. I asked a store employee if this would trigger the rebate, and she said "no." I decided to go to a different person at check out and to try it anyway. It worked! 

(2) Hammermill Copy Plus Paper, $6.99
Free Hammermill Copy Plus Paper after Rebate Staples Coupon (Limit 2)
(Made it FREE!)

Zebra Medium Ballpoint Retractable Pens, 7 pack (Special BOGO Pack for me so actually 14), $4.00
$4.00 Staples Rebate
(Made it FREE and 7 extra pens!)

20% off highest priced item Staples Coupon


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Walmart: Razor Profit!




Spent: $1.44
Saved: $3.00
Total Value: $4.44
Percent Saved: 68%


I am continuing my tradition of not paying for razors. There was a $3.00 coupon in the 8/5/12 SmartSource. The razors were $2.68 at regular price. So, I got the razors for free plus a little overage that I used to help cover some eggs. If I had more than one coupon, I could have racked up bigger savings!

Bic Disposable Razors, $2.68
$3.00 off one Bic Disposable Razors Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE plus $0.32 Profit)

Dozen Eggs, $1.58

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Winn-Dixie: That Cheap! and $0.25/gal off gas!



Spent: $6.54
Saved: $18.84
Total Value: $25.38
Percent Saved: 74%

There was a Catalina coupon involved with this, so I did two transactions. The second transaction was essentially free. 

Transaction #1:

Spent: $6.50
Saved: $12.00
Total Value: $18.50
Percent Saved: 65%

(2) Listerine Whitening Mouthwash, $3.99 Sale
Buy Two Listerine Whitening, Get $4.00 off Next Purchase
$0.05/gal in fuelperks! for each purchase
(2) $1.00 Listerine Whitening Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $3.00 each)

Transaction #2

Spent: $0.04
Saved: $6.84
Total Value: $6.88
Percent Saved: 99%

$4.00 Catalina coupon from Transaction #1

Smithfield Bacon, $3.33 Sale

Winn-Dixie Canned Vegetables, $0.70 Sale




Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Winn-Dixie Trip



Spent: $14.38
Saved: $19.66
Total Value: $34.04
Percent Savings: 58%

I was able to grab a few fill-in items that were on sale before the cycle ends tonight. The best deal was the cheese. I usually try not to pay more than $4.00 per pound, usually getting the 8oz bags for $2.00 or less. I was able to a pound for $2.45. 

(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese, 1 pound, $6.89
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.00 off Any Brand Cheese 1 Pound or More for Florida Residents
(Made it $2.45 each.)

(2) Pompeian Olive Oil, $5.99
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$1.00 off Pompeian Manufacturer Coupon; could only print one :-( 
(Made it $2.50)

Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Johnsonville Sausage Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.00)

Gwaltney Bacon, $2.50 Sale


Friday, July 27, 2012

Publix: Another Cheap Trip



Spent: $6.02
Saved: $38.02
Total Value: $44.04
Percent Saved: 86%

I haven't posted in a while, because I am consumed with other things. However, this trip was too good. I got quite a few things for free.

$5.00 off $30.00 Winn-Dixie Coupon

(2) Glade Scented Oil Refills, 2 pack, $5.49
Buy One Get One Free Target Coupon
Buy One Get One Free Glade Manufacturer Coupon
(Made both FREE!; I can't do this scenario at Target!)

(2) PaperMate Pens, $0.50 Sale
(2) $1.00 off two PaperMate Products Target Coupon
(Made them FREE!)

Glade Scented Oil Holder, $1.49
$1.00 off Glade Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.49)

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Fresh Express Salad Kits, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free

Fresh Cauliflower, $2.00 Sale
Fresh Broccoli, $2.00 Sale
Zucchini, $1.62 Sale

$3.00 off Total Produce Purchase wyb two Fresh Express Salads
$1.00 off Fresh Product Target Coupon

(Made the group of three produce items $0.62 or the salad FREE depending on how you want to think about it).

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Dozen Eggs, $1.69
$0.50 off dozen eggs Target Coupon

(2) Ziploc Storage Bags, $2.00 Sale
$1.00 off two Ziploc Publix Coupon
$1.00 off two Ziploc Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.00 each)

Publix Chili Mix, $0.85