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Friday, October 29, 2010

The best thing I like about couponing 10/28

The best thing I like about couponing is that I get to try items that I probably would never purchase at regular price but since using coupons on BOGO items make them super cheap I like to try new things. Each week I will post the new things that I purchased.
On this weeks trip I purchased Quaker True Delights Cafe Squares. Chewy granola squares. They are dark chocolate mocha hazelnut with a chocolatey drizzle. Just one word describes these YUMMO!  I have been fighting off all the candy deals this month since we don't get trick or treaters so these make for a great tasting treat. They normally sell for $2.79. They were on sale BOGO and had peelies for $1.00/1 on the box. I ended up paying only .79 cents for two boxes! That is a savings of 72%. I did not get paid to post this!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Publix Shop and Show 10/28 Saved 81%

Today was another awesome shopping trip at Publix! I purchased a total of $188.13 for only $35.88. That is a savings of 81%. WOOHOO! I used $30.69 in store coupons, $47.25 in vendor coupons and saved another $74.31 by purchasing sale items, most of them were BOGOs.
For all the coupon match ups to this weeks Publix sales I used addictedtosavings and Iheartpublix. For coupon abbreviations check out my page on the lower left.

Here is a run down of what I purchased:
4 Contessa stir frys BOGO $7.99 used $2/2 mq, $1/2  mq and 4 $2/1 PQ from Yellow flyer = $2.00 ea.
2 Breyers yo crunch yogurt BOGO with coupon from yellow flyer 1 $1/1 and 1 .75/1 = .47 ea
2 Coles bread sticks BOGO $2.79 used 2 $1/1 = .40 cents ea
2 Dannon Activia $2.39ea used 2 $1/1 = $1.39 ec
4 Ball park jumbo franks sale 2/$6 used 4 $1/1 peelies and 4 $1/1 pq from yellow flyer = $1.00 ea
2 Chicken tenders BOGO $4.39 used 2 $1.00/1 IP = $1.20 ea
2 Sominex $3.19 ea used 2 $2/1 mq and $5/2 pq from green flyer = $2.62 money maker!
2 Quaker true delights BOGO$2.79 used 2 $1/1 peelies = .40cents ea
4 Cascadian Farms granola bars BOGO $3.99 used 4 $1/1 PQ and 4 $1/1 peelies = Free
2 Cascadian Farms granola BOGO $3.99 used 2 $1/1 peelies and 2 $1/1 whole foods Q = Free
6 Friskies cat food BOGO $3.95 used 6 $1/1 mq = .98ea
3 Lipton soup mix sale .99ea used $2/3 peelie = .33 cents ea
2 Ronzoni Garden Delight rotini BOGO $1.71 used 2 $1/1 mq = .29 cent Moeny Maker
2 Ronzoni Garden Delight Fettuccine BOGO $1.71 used 2 $1/1 mq = .29 cent Money Maker!
2 Healthy Harvest spaghetti BOGO$1.71 used 2 $1/1 IP =.29 cent Money Maker!
1 Kleenex wipe refill $2.39 used a $2.00 Winn Dixie catalina = .39 cents
1 hot dog bun $1.19
1 hamburger bun $1.19
2 V8 juice BOGO $2.85 used $1/2 = .93 cents ea
3 Rotel sale 5/$5 used $1/3 IP = .66 cents ea
2 Muir Glen tomato sauce .89 ea used  $1/2 pq and 1 $1/1 IP = .02 ea.
4 Select Harvest soups BOGO $2.39 used 2 $1/1 IP, 1 $1/2 IP = .45 ea
2 Publix Chocolate milk BOGO = $1.45 ea
1 bag oranges sale $2.50
1 lettuce $1.69
1 bunch bananas  $1.30
2 pears sale .99lb = .92cents
I used $5/25 Save a Lot q and 2 $1.00 Winn Dixie Catalinas
I had a lot of peelies today so if the math isn't quit right that is why.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


The Toll House caramel filled chocolate chip cookies I mentioned in an earlier post today came out YUMMY! The caramel filling is piping hot right out of the oven so we had to wait for them to cool down a little before trying them.
These cookies are on sale for $2.79 BOGO this week at Publix. I used two manufacture coupons making them only .40 cents each. Some of them had peelies! I think I need to go back and get some more!!!!

The best thing I like about couponing

The best thing I like about couponing is that I get to try items that I probably would never purchase at regular price but since using coupons on BOGO items make them super cheap I like to try new things.
On my last shopping trip I purchased a few items that I have never tried before and thought I would let you know what I thought of them.
The Pepperidge Farm Double Chocolate Brownie cookies are to die for! I am glad I only bought one bag of them since they have 140 calories in each cookie! I paid .70 cents and they normally sell for $3.39. I would purchase again.
The Fruit2day juice was really good. I was a little surprised by the chunks of fruit in it. I should have read the bottle. Since these are made with 100% fruit it had 25 g of sugar in the little bottle which is one serving! I paid .50 cents and they normally sell for $2.99. I  did like this drink but I don't think I would purchase again because of all the carbs and sugar. I would rather just eat a piece of real  fruit.
The Pringles Xtreme Ragin' Cajun are super HOT! I love them :) I got these Free and they normally sell for $1.75. I will purchase again.
Today I will bake up the batch of Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies with Caramel filling and post later.
Is there any product that you have tried lately that you love?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Publix Shop and Show 10/24

Let me start by introducing my granddaughter Mia. She was outside playing with the water hose when I got home from shopping and just had to be in my shopping trip picture! It is still in the high 80's here in Central Florida!
Today's shopping was a good one! I saved 75% and found some of the new Harvest of Saving booklets.
I started by stopping by the customer service desk to ask if I could use my expired B2G1 Martha Stewart cleaning products coupons with my BOGO rain check. Publix is so awesome that of course they said yes!!! That meant that I purchased one for $3.99 and got the other 5 FREE!
Here is some of the other deals that I got:
Uncle Bens rice .50 each
Ragin Cajun Pringles FREE
2 dial soap .72 each
Knorr sides .75 each, no coupon just bogo
Nestle cookies .40 each
Carmel filled nestle cookies $1.21 money maker - they had peelies on them
Fruit 2 day drinks .50 each
sour cream .95
4 C grated cheese $1.99...forgot to get my free bread crumbs with this!
Arnold bread $1.95 each
Old El Paso taco seasoning .64, not on sale but I needed it and the coupon was expiring
Meow Mix cat food FREE...thanks to my friend Michelle L.
Sominex $2.62 money maker!
Preparation ointment $1.89
Yakisoba noodles .10 each
Pepperidge Farms cookies .70 each
Today I definitely stocked up on cookies which I don't normally do but the price was great and they looked so good :)
No coupon for the potatoes or eggs.

I spent $25.16
Saved $79.43
A savings of 75%
I used my 2 Winn Dixie Catalinas from my previous post.

Do you see Mia's little chicken in the picture? She insisted!

I get all of my coupon match ups over at and Thanks Michelle and Liza!

Winn Dixie 10/24

I stopped at Winn Dixie to pick up some of the Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese that was on sale for $1.48. If you haven't had this yet you should try it, its really good! When I checked out I received 2 - $1.00 catalina coupons for my next purchase from Kraft!!! What a great deal. I think I will go back today and get a couple more!
Not pictured is my big splurg on steak. We had it on the grill before I even thought to take a picture. Three rib eyes on sale for $21!!! Yes that was the sale price. They tasted terrific so it was worth it!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

CVS 10/24

Today I went to CVS to use up some of my ecb's (earn cash back coupons) that were going to expire.  In my haste I forgot to use some of my manufacture coupons!  I missed the kleenex and mars cvs coupon for the m&m's. I also forgot to check the TG Lee dairy website to see if I could print out the $1.00 coupon for the milk. I never buy cottonelle so I am sure I missed that coupon too!
I checked out the $100 oral b toothbrush but it didn't have the mail in rebate so I didn't get it. I could have purchased it for $5.00 with the 50% rebate, $30 ecb, $10 manufacture coupon and $5/$30 cvs coupon!
The store manager gave me the bigger pack of cottonelle for smaller pack that is on sale ($9.97) because they didnt get any in their shipment. I needed mouth wash and the CVS brand was on sale buy one, get one at 50% off and I got the case of water for $2.77 to bring my total up over the $30 total.
The clearance shelf was empty today:(

I used a $5/$30 cvs coupon
2 $1 off the arm and hammer total care (IP)
$8.00 in ecb.
Spent $17.12 oop
Saved $31.61 or 65%
Got $1.00 ecb for next week.
I probably could have saved another $3.00 if I checked my coupns better!!! Lesson learned.

Free Toaster Strudels

On Saturday I received my 4 coupons for free Toaster Strudels. I won these playing the Pillsbury  A million morning smiles game online. Go to You can play once a day. I will save the coupons until the pastries go on BOGO sale, then I will get 8 free!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CVS shop and show

Todays trip to CVS was a pretty easy one. I didn't really need anything but couldn't pass up the free gum and razor. I had a $5/$30 coupon that needed using so I bought the Miralax for my mom since it was on sale. I didn't receive any good coupons from the red machine and nothing on the clearance shelf!

Miralax (big bottle) on sale $19.99 used $3.00 IP = $16.99
Razor on sale $8.99 used $4.00 coupon = $4.99
8 Mentos gum BOGO $1.79 and used 8 $1.00/1 = .84 money maker
I used the $5/30 coupon and 2 ecb totaling $11.98.
Tax = .98
OOP was $5.14
I received $5.00ecb for the razor and $3.00 for the Miralax = total of $8.00 in ecb for next week

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wags trip 10/10

I have to admit I really don't like shopping at Walgreens. I went on Sunday to pick up a few cheap items and to use my Nivea rain check from last week. There was only one Nivea left again in the whole store but I had a great cashier who just changed my rain check so I could use it again.

 I purchased:
one Nivea for $1 and used $1 man. coupon = free
one halls cough drop for $1, used $1 q = free + $1.00 rr making it a money maker
two carefree liners $1.59, used in ad q to make them .99 cents and 1 $1.00/2 man. q = .49 cents each
one vicks syrup on clearance for $2.99, used $1.00 man. q

I spent $3.11 oop and received $1.00 register reward for the next trip. I saved $9.69 or 76%.

10/10 Saved $214 at CVS

Today I had the best trip ever to CVS!!!! I went for the free colgate, candy corn,  dawn dish soap and oatmeal using my coupons and came home with a car load! I did two transactions using two different cards. I saved $214.27, spent $20.07 oop, used $12.97 in ecb and received $18.96 ecb for next week. The clerk was just opening up the clearance boxes and started to dump it all in my cart. lol. I had to take stuff out, there was so much. I got arm &hammer dryer cloths for .46cents, three niveas for .29 cents each, stuffed animals for .49 cents, battery operated toothbrushes for $1.47, baby toothbrush .64, a ultra violet toothbrush cleaner case for $1.49 and 16 bottles of old spice body wash for .49 cents each. I usually never bring my coupon box to CVS but today I did. I was able to use coupons for the oral B toothbrushes, and old spice body washes. I had coupons for the total cereal and campbells soup. The M& M's were a filler to get to $25 so I could use my $5 off $25 coupon I got in an email. I didn't have any coupons for the milk or secret but I needed them and they were on sale.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Publix trip 10/7 Saved 65%

This week I bought a lot of groceries! I spent $69.39 and saved $129.25. That is the most I have spent in months on one trip. Most of the veggies were free using coupons from Target, kashi cereal and hidden valley. The pasta and the vitamins had peelies on them making them money makers when combined with the other coupons I had. I used 2 $2/1 farmhouse dressing coupons to make that a money maker too. I didn't have any coupon for the roarin water or life cereal. I ended up getting 6 martha stewart clean for the price of one. I have a few more coupons to get more but I wanted to see if I could find some with hang tags on them.  Next week I will try and keep track better track of the price and coupons used.