Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Walgreens Shopping Sept 30

I hope you were able to take advantage of today's $5 off $25 coupon at Walgreens. If not, the deals are still good through Saturday. But I would suggest calling ahead to see if your store still has the Vaseline lotion and Gillette razors. My store ran out of both. A truck may refresh their stock during the week, so you never know.

My store has labels for items generating Register Reward coupons. That's great since it let me know about the Quaker Oats deal:
Buy $10 select Quaker Oats, Get $5 Register Rewards (RR)

These items are included for sure:
Quaker Chewy Bars, 2/$7
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, 2/$5
Life Cereal, 2/$5

I did this deal twice and got two $5 RR coupons.

For the $5 off $25 deal, this is what I bought:
2 Life cereal + 2 Instant Oatmeal, $10
Quaker hi Fiber Oatmeal, $1.19
Emergen C Immune Booster, $3.50
Oral B 123 Advantage, $3 (-$0.75 Q)
Herbal Essence Shamp & Cond, $6 (-$1Q)
Dentek Floss, $2
Metmucil to go, $2.60 (-$1Q)
Venus Spa Breeze, $8 (-$2Q)
-$6 RR
-$5 off $25
Total was $21.54, got $19.50 RRs back!
(I also paid $10 with my EBT, so I only paid $10.54 out-of-pocket.)

For the 2nd transaction:
I heard that if you buy 3 Theraflu, you get $8 RR.
It worked for me!
3 Theraflu, $12
-$6 from Healthy Savings booklet
-$5 RR from Quaker Oats
Total was $1, got $8 RRs back!

For the 3rd Transaction:
2 Life cereal + 2 Instant Oatmeal, $10
Dentek, $2
EmergenC, $3.50
Carmex, BOGO $1.59
Oral B toothbrush $3 (-$0.75Q)
-$16 RR
Total was $1.25, got $13.50 RRs back

I had a lot of RRs left so I headed to Publix and used them up!

Mc Donald's Sorrento Grand Opening Friday!

We have a new Mc Donald's at Perdido. It's right next to Winn-Dixie off Sorrento Avenue. All month long, they're doing lots of promotions through October 17 to get people into the new restaurant. Make sure you take advantage of these if you can:

On Friday,Oct. 2 from 5am-9am, stop by to see Cat Country's booth. Spin the wheel for a chance to win: an iPod, Digital Camera, GPS System, $100 Arch Card, and more!

Other Events Include:
Oct 2,3,4 Egg Mc Muffin & Quarter Pounder $1 (limit 5 of each)

Saturday, Oct 10 from 12pm-1:30pm
Meet Ronald Mc Donald. First 30 kids (under 9 yrs) get a FREE Collector Plate for Ronald to autograph.

Sunday, Oct. 11, $0.99 Hotcakes & $0.50 coffee

Friday Oct. 16 FREE Fry Day! One small fries per customer, no other purchase required.

Tuesdays are Family Fun Night
4pm-8 pm
$1.50 Hamburger Happy Meal
$1.79 Cheeseburger Happy Meal
$1.99 4-pc Mc Nugget Happy Meal

Wednesdays are $10 Family Meal Deal
for $10 get:
2 Big Mac Medium Extra Value Meals
2 Hamburger Happy Meals
4 Pies

Thursdays are Sampling Day
Oct 1 Angus Third Pounder from 11am-1pm
Oct 8 Mc Cafe Latte & Cinnamon Melts 8am-10am
Oct 15 Mc Cafe Cappuccino Sampling 11am-1pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Earth's Best $0.50 at Publix

This week and possibly next week, Publix has Earth's Best baby food jars BOGO $0.99. There is a $1 off 10 in the One Store One Stop Publix booklet or here (print limit 3).
Buy 50 jars for $25
Use $5 off $25 Walgreens
Use five $1 off 10
Pay $15 for 50 jars or $0.30 each
Not bad for organic baby food!

Another Earth's Best Special:
You can still submit for this Mail-in-Rebate (MIR):
Buy $25, Get $10 for Barnes and Noble
Make your purchase by Sept 30, Weds. Postmark by Oct 7.
Print this form here.
Thanks Thrifty Mama!

The baby food jars are NOT included!
But these are:
- Garden of Eatin’ Snacks
- WestSoy non-dairy beverages
- MaraNatha nut butters
- Health Valley cereals and snack bars
- Earth’s Best Sesame Street, Tots, Kidz and Frozen foods
*not valid on Earth’s Best jarred or other infant foods.
Right now, you can use this $5 off $25 from CVS or Walgreens to bring your cost down. There is also a $0.55 coupon for Earth's Best Sesame products in the One Stop One Store booklet.

CVS Deals and Shopping, Sept 26

This Sunday, we ended up leaving Church promptly after service. Hubby was feeling ill. But bless his heart, he still wanted to stop by CVS! It wouldn't be quite Sunday without a short CVS stop. Since the scenario I made for the PG deal required some coupons from the Sunday paper, I needed to buy it there. But unfortunately, the newspaper man has been late in his delivery and, alas, no papers!

So, I did the candy-DVD deal instead.

Buy 4 Hersheys Candy Bags, $2o
Get $15 coupon off Monsters Vs. Aliens DVD

You can also purchase Coke products for this deal, too. However, if you are planning to stock-up on Halloween candy, buy the ones pictured in the sales ad. I bought a different bag (within the same size restriction) priced at $8.99. No coupon printed afterwards. Before you know it, the store manager was already giving me the refund and made the coupon print. Thanks Toni! These gals are always so helpful.

A cashier told me that her house isn't well-visited by trick-or-treaters. If yours is the same case, consider donating to Halloween alternatives like Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festivals. My kids love going to these. And we always feel safer getting candy there since our neighborhood is only so-so when it comes to safety.

Walgreens Deals and Shopping, Sept 28

I hope you all plan to shop Walgreens this week. I haven't seen this many Free-After-Register-Rewards Deals in a long time. To make it even better, you can use this $5 off $25 tomorrow and Wednesday. Thanks Hip to Save!

I went today, just in case they run out. They were well stocked at the Mobile Hwy Walgreens across from Publix (except for the Halls Refresh). If you are worried about forgetting to use up your Register Rewards, this store is the better spot to shop. After shopping here for toiletries, you can go right across to Publix and use your RRs for groceries. I plan to do some more shopping tomorrow too since there are also a few other Publix deals I want to take advantage of before Wednesday, when the ad changes.

In the meantime, here is a nice scenario using your $5 off $25. The stipulation is that your total must be $25 AFTER coupons. But that is ok since all the products will yield Register Rewards and will likely be free anyway.

Gillette MVP, $8.99 -$4 coupon from Sunday
Herbal Essence, $2.99 -$1 coupon from awhile back
Dentek floss, $2
Vaseline Sheer Infusion, $6.99 -$1.50 print here
Robitussin To Go, $2.49
Emergen C Booster, $3.49
Chapstick Fresh Effects, $2.99
Oral B 123 Advantage Toothbrush, $3 -$0.75 from Sunday
(they had a double pack Oral B for this deal- 2 FREE!)

Total is $25.75 after coupons
Use $5 off $25
Pay $20.75 out-of-pocket. Get $29 Register Rewards!
That's $8 extra money you'll make!

FREE YoplaitYo-Plus

Here is a random fact about our family:
My husband used to work for Comcast (a cable company). They had a promotion to get as many addresses of satellite dish users. You didn't need to sign-up them up, Comcast just wanted their address so they could send them marketing materials to get them to switch to cable. We would spend an hour three times a week driving around the city getting addresses. Comcast gave my husband $5 per eligible address. Once, we drove through the projects right next to the prison. I think that was the fastest I ever wrote in a moving vehicle!

Now here is an easier way Yoplait is getting customers to switch to their yogurt (it involves no driving either!):
Are you a Dannon Activia fan? We are. Next time you purchase Dannon Activia, Yoplait wants you to send them the Activia UPC code and your receipt. Send this form too. They want you to switch to Yo Plus. They will send you a coupon for FREE Yo Plus!
You can also print a $1 coupon from the same page or here.

When you get your coupon, make sure you buy the Yo Plus with the pink lids. These are eligible for Save Lids to Save Lives. So you'll be able to donate $0.10 per lid or $0.40 total from something that cost you $0! That is real frugality at work.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Menu Plan Monday Sept 28-Oct 4

Last week I had an amazing time in the kitchen. Once a Month Mom offers great freezer recipes. I made almost all of them. Now our freezer is stock full of prepared food! It was a lot of hard work to get all the prepwork done. Plus we had homeschool co-op in the morning of cooking day. I was so ready to get the cooking done that I forgot I wasn't even going to be home the whole morning! But it worked out since I needed some break to be off my feet for a while anyway.

We also still have a ton of cereal, breakfast bars, and frozen waffles. Not to mention boxes of crackers and bread. If you are able to stock-up on items like these, I suggest you do. It really pays off, especially when you get hungry before meals but don't want to ruin your appetite.

If you like to menu plan or want some great ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie!

The ones with (*) are found in September's Once A Month Mom.

Lean Cuisine
Hot/Lean Pockets
Chicken Adobo
Mexican Cornbread*
Chck-E Cheese Party
Black Beans and Brown Rice

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli*
Chick-fil-A Party
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli*
Freezer Beef Stew*
Pulled Pork BBQ
Simple Sunday Dinner

Monday, September 21, 2009

Greer's Deals Sept 16-22

Remember that Target now price-matches brand name items. Wal-Mart can price-match this too and store brands and most produce and meats.

Greer's has good deals on meats and produce. If you can make it to their store, they also can slice and grind your meats. (They have a butcher!)

$1.68/lb ground beef, family pack
$1.98/lb boneless shoulder roast, family pack
$1.28/lb seedless red or green grapes
3lbs for $1 cabbage
$0.79 Golden Bake Buns (price-match w/ Great Value)
$0.98/lb peaches
$1.50/3lbs yello onions
$2 Zeigler bacon, lykes ham or turkey
$2.50 Dairy Fresh Orange juice, gallon match w/ Great Value)

Barnes Deals Sept 16-22

These deals are good through Tuesday. Remember you can price-match at Wal-Mart and Target (for brand name items only).

$0.69 Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 4pk
(Limit 1 per $25 purchase)

$0.69 Shopper’s Value Bleach
(Price-match w/ store brand)
(Limit 1 per $25 purchase)

$0.99/lb chicken, whole
$0.99/lb whole pork picnic
$1.69/lb asstd. Porkchops
$1.50 yellow onions, 3lb bag
$0.89 Celery bunch
$1.50 broccoli crown
$1.50 Idaho potatoes, 4lb bag
3/$5 Wishbone dressing, ranch or Italian, 24 oz
(Buy 2 at Target, use $0.75 off 2 Target Q; so $1.29 each)

$0.50 Van Camps Pork and beans, 15 oz can
$2 Kellogg’s Cereal 8.7-10.5 oz
(only $1 I you have $1 off coupon)

$2 Pepperidge Farms garlic or toast bread
$2 Kid’s Cuisine Meals
$2 Stouffers Dinners/Entrees 6-20 oz
$2 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix 16-32 oz box
$2 Hi-C 10pk
$2 Sara Lee Hotdog/hamburger buns, wheat or white
$2 Chicken of The Sea, pink salmon, 14.75 oz

$1.50 Borden shreds, blocks, 8oz; singles 8-12 oz
$1 Daisy Sour Cream, 8oz
$1.50 Butter, 4 quarter
$0.50 Dannon light and fit or fruit on the bottom

$1 Suave shampoo 15 oz

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Paint a Plane at NAS Museum Today

Last year, we came to this event and had such fun. The kids got to paint a Jet Plane with their handprints.
Go to the NAS Museum today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Find out more about this FREE Event here.

Family Expo Today

Seems like Pensacola is the place to be this weekend.
Enjoy a break from the rain and head over to the Family Expo.
Event is today from 9am-3pm at the Fairgrounds.

Here are some kids activities:
  • Kids can get their picture taken with these characters:
  • Clifford, PBS Kids, Cat Country, Bob and Larry from Veggitales
  • Enjoy martial arts and gymnastics demonstrations.
  • Kid's Karaoke
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon art
  • Surgeon Booth (like playing Operation!)
  • Sporting Activities

Also, you can donate:
  • Blood At the Red Cross Bloodmobile
  • Canned Food for Manna Food Bank
  • Magazines (4months or newer) for Baptist Hospital
*This is a great activity we did last year. The kids had a blast with face painting and a visit with Curious George and the Man in The Yellow Hat. And FREE memberships to Get Healthy Pensacola. Plus they gave out FREE bike helmets. I'm not sure if that is the same for this year. We also saw Richard Simmons! He did an awesome job and gave an invitation to receive Christ. It's not as jammed pack this year but it would still be a nice family outing.

Willife Sanctuary Open House Today

Celebrate WILDFest at the Wildlife Sanctuary today from 12pm-3:30pm. See the Mullet Wrapper article about it here. Get directions from here.
This event is FREE! Some activities include:
*Feed the Pelicans (may cost $1)
*Wildlife games
*Tour of zoo
*Hotdog and bake sale
*"Things that go HOOT in the night" presentation
Also, bring items for the Baby Shower (for baby animals that is!)
Supply Drive Items include tissues, paper towels, laundry soap, fresh fruit and veggies, science diet kitten growth and puppy growth, Purina puppy chow, Cheerios, animal crackers, ceramic pet bowls, fresh or frozen fish, pecans or peanuts shelled or unshelled, baby blankets, grocery gift cards, first class stamps and monetary gifts are welcome.

The Wildlife Sanctuary is AMAZING! They are a hospital for injured wild animals. The animals are then released back into the wild when they are better. But if it is not possible to release them, they stay in the sanctuary. Some animals we've seen there are bald eagles, grey foxes, owls, hawks, turkey vultures and more. The pelican station is an open pond for injured pelicans. And they can just fly away when they are better.
If you have not been there you definitely want to stop by today. They are also open during the week. But it is only during these Open House events are the public allowed to feed the pelicans and hold some baby animals.

Wet and Wild Festival Today at Big Lagoon

Today is the Wet and Wild Festival at Big Lagoon from 8am to 5pm.
Go here for the schedule of events.
Scroll down here to get directions.

Admission into the park is free for the festival.

Get out and enjoy nature and do some of these things:
■5 mile hike – Perdido Rotary’s “Walk in the Park”
■Nature walk, wading tour, animal show & scavenger hunt led by Park Rangers
■Geo-caching hike led by FL Department of Environmental Protection
■Cast net throwing
■Fly fishing presentation
■Kayaking lesson
■Sailing lesson led by a volunteer
■Surfing, Paddle Boarding, and Skim Boarding led by Blonde Johns
■Snorkeling lesson and Scuba demonstration led by Dive Pros
■Marine animal touch tank
■Treasure hunt
■Carnival games
■Rock wall and bungee power bounce

There will only be a charge for the carnival, food concessions, shirt sales and private rentals. The private rental would most likely be a kayak. The contact number for information on the event is 850-982-8266.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Super Shopping at Publix

These deals and others are good through Tuesday and are listed here.Barnes has Split Chicken breast on sale for $0.98/lb. But at Publix, they had the same price for theirs (clearance sale). So each package around $4. The Smithfield bacon was $1 after using $3 coupon from here. And Cascade rinse is FREE with a coupon from the mail.

The Goldfish and Philly cheese is part of their 10 for $10 deal. They have Honey Graham Goldfish! We bought 2 more but those were gobbled up already. The bagels are 2/$2.20 and Daisy Sour cream are 2/$1.29 and part of the BOGO sales.

If you stop by Orange Beach Publix, pick up this coupon booklet, you'll find $3 off Glade and $1 off All Detergent. Small and Mighty is BOGO for $6, so only $2 each with two coupons. The small Glade candles are $3 at the Moblie Hwy Publix (so FREE w/ Q!) and the holder is $2.50. I used $2 off Q from inside the box and FREE refills from (keep clicking the slide show until you see the tin candle holder then sign-up to print the coupon)

All this for $0.22! I used coupons above & $5 Walgreens Register Rewards!

Publix has this Q booklet (at Orange Beach- only the AL stores have Q booklets, the FL stores have the Green & Yellow Advantage flyers). These are store Qs I combined with Manuf. Qs for even more savings.I used 2 Q: Buy 3 PG brands listed, get FREE Bounty roll
3 Tide Stain Release, $3.99 each
-$1.50 Q (from magazines) & $2 Publix Q = $1.50 for 3
Pampers wipes, $3.39 (-$1 Publix Q & -$1 off Walgreens Q = $1.39)
Dawn, $1.99 (-$0.50 Publix Q & -$0.50 manuf Q = $0.99)
Charmin, $2.99 (Essentials sale)
-$0.55 store Q & $1 Q from the mail = $1.45

And 2 FREE Bounty Rolls!
All the store Qs were from that booklet above and paid $5.38

This next picture shows foods on sale. I used this booklet to get the TGIF frozen foods. I'm not sure if it's still available. But there was $2 off 2 Q there. Because TGIF snacks are BOGO sale (2 for $3.69), it's only $1.69 for 2 or $0.90 each!
Healthy Choice is on sale $2.50. (-$2 here= only $0.50!)
Green Giant $1 (-$0.50 Q here = $0.50!)
Yoplaits Delights $2 (so yummy! use $1 Q here = $1!)
FREE Tropicana from a mail-in coupon.

Thanks I Heart Publix for the great coupon links!

I went to two Publix because the Orange Beach Publix and theygave me such a hard time. They no longer want to accept any drugstore coupons because they are not their competitors. Well, I don't think they notice that there are no grocery stores within a 15 mile radius around them. So who do they consider their competitor? I'll have to make some calls tofind out. So I had to go to the one in Pensacola to finish my deals. We're trying to stock-up so this coming week will be minimal shopping for me.

Wal-Mart Shopping and Price-Matches

Wal-Mart is still the best place to get produce. I price-match the best sales from area stores all at Wal-Mart. Even though Target also price-matches now, it is harder to do for produce. And since ours is a Mini-Super Target, the selection is very limited and you have to price-match even the vegetable brand name. So it is better to stick to Wal-Mart for now.

If you prefer to shop elsewhere because you don’t like being at Wal-Mart, produce is usually very cheap at the Grocery Outlet off Fairfield Ave in Pensacola. Just remember they add a surcharge of 10% and only meats and produce are reasonably priced. Other items are expensive, so only perimeter shop.

I spent $54.25 on food and 4 Glade products and bought my kids 2 tennis shoes for $9 each. Most of them were price-match items but some were full-price or bought with coupons. If you want, you can still price-match these food items through Tuesday.
If the price has a letter in front of it, then it was price-matched at these stores: B=Barnes, WD=Winn-Dixie, P=Publix, F=Food World. Wags=Walgreens

This picture shows half the amount of produce I bought (mainly because I want to show what kind is on sale and I didn’t have the counter space to put everything!)

$1 each, Muscadune black and green grapes
(these wild grapes are on sale from $4)
$2 Yoplait Delights (these are so good! Use $1 off 1Q)
$0.98/lb nectarines (also peaches)
F $1/lb green grapes
F $1 broccoli bunch
F $1/lb Granny Smith apples (also red)
F $1 iceberg lettuce
F $1 baby cut carrots, 1 lb
B $0.50 each green pepper
$0.98/lb vine-ripe tomatoes (only on sale Sat-Sunday)
$4.50 Glade Fragrance Collection diffuser or 3 wick candle (use $3 Q)
$2.97 Glade mini candle (use $3 Q)
*Glade3 wick candles are also on sale at Publix, Target for $4.50 and Walgreens (after Register Rewards only $1). Publix in Orange Beach has coupon booklet below for $3 off Glade candle (Coupon was good only for Publix, but they let me use it at Wal-Mart this time.)

These items are on sale and have Print Qs available:
WD $1.25 Pillsbury Grands (sign-up to get
$1 off 2 Q)
B $1.50 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls and Crescent Rolls
(sign-up to get $
1 off 2 Q or print $1 off 1 Q)
B $1 Old El Paso Taco shells or Tortillas (
$0.60 off 2)
Wags $2.50 Honey Bunches of Oats (
$2 off 1 Q)

These items are Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) prices:
$1.88 Butter, 4 quarters
$1.54 Cream of Mushroom soup
$0.98 great northern beans, 1lb
$0.94 lentils, 1 lb
$1.24 oatmeal, quick cook and regular oats, smaller container

Thanks to MSM and Hip2Save for the coupon links

Friday, September 11, 2009

CVS Super Shopping and Summer Clearance

If you have not been by CVS this week, you can still take advantage of some deals through Saturday. And at least call or stop by to see if there are still 90% off clearance items available. Like these tote bags (really coolers in disguise) for $1.70 each and beach towels for $1.30 each. The paintbrushes are $1.50 each. And though not 90%, the SaniKids wipes are only $0.49 after using the $1 peel-off coupon on the box.

The Dove chocolate is oh, so good. And 3 for $10.50, get $5 ECBs.
Everything else was FREE after coupons and ECBs. I used these coupons from the $25 Ready Fill booklet you ask from the Pharmacy:
$2 off $10 Oral Care purchase
$4 off $20 purchase

(Get them and use them this week at CVS or Publix because they're expiring Saturday 9-12!)

So I ended up paying maybe $4 for everything including tax. But I ended up using all my ECBs! Since I did this Sunday, my receipts have grown legs and walked away. So I'd have to tell you the exact amounts later. But in the meantime, you can visit this post I wrote for the deals this week. And see what you can scrounge up!

Publix Shopping And New Coupons

Last night, we stopped by Publix and bought a few things. The total was $9.31. The receipt says we saved $23. So that's a 70% savings! Read my post on deals at Publix here.

6 Ronzoni Pasta, $0.40 each after $1 off 2
*I found peelie coupons $1 off 2 Ronzoni on the Minute Maid Rice
2 Mahatma Brown Rice, $2 each minus two $0.75 off Q
Different beans from $0.99-$1.49 each
2 Old El Paso dinner kits, 2 for $3, used $0.60 off 2
Old El Paso taco seasoning, FREE w/ peel-off coupon
(thanks I Heart Publix!)
Kashi Honey Sunshine, $3.79 but FREE after Vocal Point Q
(not in picture)
Shrimp $1.61 (bait for fishing*)

*We went fishing afterwards. The Orange Beach Publix is down the road from Alabama Point State Park. It was a great time night fishing under the bridge. The water is partly lit up so you can see big fish, bait fish, jellyfish and stingrays. Only very few fish were biting and mostly skipjack. The weather was cool and breezy. Such a relief from the still 90 degree highs that we are getting. It is so important to find time to have fun as a family, even if it is just on the way home from the store!

*Yes, I did take 2 peel-off coupons off something I didn't buy. Here is why: It didn't say the coupon was only good for that box or that you had to buy the rice to get $1 off the pasta. And there were plenty of other coupons. So if you do the same, please read it first. You won't get in trouble for taking them but it's nice to be courteous.

While there I also saw a few new coupon booklets. Go here to learn what coupon each booklet has. And also look out for other booklets readers have spotted at Publix.

Get this booklet and in the back is $2 off 2 TGIF frozen snacks. This week is BOGO TGIF snacks, 2/$3.79. So only $1.79 with the coupon!

This PG brand booklet has a coupon for Buy 3 products, Get FREE Bounty. So this is my gameplan:
Buy 2 Tide Stain Release, $3.99 each for 10ct
Buy 1 Charmin 6-roll, $2.99
Get FREE Bounty, Single Roll
-I found $2 off Tide SR in the same booklet. Stack with $1.50 off from Parenting magazine (there were also some from the newspaper and lots of other magazines)
-There's also $0.55 off Charmin in the same booklet. Stack with $0.25 off from a magazine.
-Pay $3.17 for all 4 items!

In the back cover is $1 off All detergent. All Small and Mighty is BOGO this week. So with this coupon it's only $2 a bottle! Plus, check out the $3 off coupons Glade Fragrance Collection in this booklet. Publix has the 3 wick 10 oz candles on sale for $4.99 or $4.50, making them only $1.50 or $2. They're also on sale at Target, Wal-mart and Walgreens.

Target Deals and Shopping Trip

You can go over to MSM to see the Target deals in more detail. And shop through Saturday to take advantage of this deal! Here is what I got a few days ago: Paid $29.28, got $15 Gift Cards for 10 cereal boxes (all FREE!), 8 yogurt packs/tubs, 1 Creamer, 1 lb beef, mushrooms, glade tin.

Remember on Monday, Chick-fil-A gave out FREE sandwiches? My family went to eat there. And I told myself I was not going shopping. But we were right across Target! So I did find enough coupons do one cereal deal but I left most of my coupons at home. Lesson learned: Might as well leave the coupons in the car because you just never know when a good deal will pop up in front of you!

Buy 5 Cereal, Get $5 Gift Card. (5 for $12.50) Use $0.75 off here. Print twice.

Then use $1 off 2 General Mills cereal from the newspaper.
Stack these with 5 Target's store coupon, $1 off General Mills.
That's $7.50 in coupons. FREE after $5 Gift Card!
I found BOGO Fiber One Yogurt coupons in some boxes too!
Also, the Coffee Creamer was only $0.11 after $1 off coupon.
I'm not sure if it is still available.

Here is a great deal on Glade Tin Candle Holder. They are on sale at $1.66. There is a $1.50 off coupon inside (sometimes it's been taken). Plus I just found out that you can still get a FREE Refill candles at or So for $0.16 you get the tin and 4 extra candles! I also bought 1lb ground beef for $1.50. When meat is on clearance at Target, it's much cheaper than Wal-mart's! The mushrooms were also on sale at $1.49 for 8 oz. So don't ignore the produce because they also go on sale.

We love yogurt here, especially for $1 a package. I used coupons from the newspaper two weeks ago to get all these for $8 (plus another Danactive we drank on the way home). And I'm sending my receipt in to get $3 in coupons back. Go here to learn how you can get up to $15 in Dannon coupons.
The Nabisco deal: Buy 5, Get $5 Gift Card. ($2.84 each)
Nabisco crackers were on sale at Publix for $2 each. So I price-matched them for $2 and used two $1 off coupons from a Nabisco calendar. So after the Gift Card, I paid only$3. Which is still a great deal especially since I finally got to send off that Nabisco Rebate. It turns out you need to buy 10 cookies or crackers, not 5.
The nice cashier helping me mentioned she likes Wheat Thins. So I gave her two $1 coupons and told her how to do this same deal I did. I think I made more attempts to share coupons and tips this week. Which is really going out of my comfort zone. all in all, this is a great shopping trip because we eat all this stuff. And after the Gift Cards, it's only $14 for everything!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Barnes Deals, Sept 9-15

I love Barnes Supermarket! They have great deals on meats and produce. But I've never shopped there before. I just use their ad and price-match the best deals at Wal-Mart. Price-matching at Wal-Mart saves me time and money. To learn more, read this post I wrote.

If you would like to visit Barnes, here are their locations in Pensacola:

1301 N 9th Ave
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 438-3191

1612 N Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 433-0762

It’s been a while since I’ve written up deals for Barnes. I have not bought the Wednesday paper for a while and that is the only way I can get their weekly ad. But this wee I did! So here are the best deals they have:

$0.99/lb yellow squash, green beans
$0.69 Flavorite Sugar, w/ $25 purchase
$0.69 Shawnee Flour, w/ $25 purchase
$1.99 Ball Park franks
$0.99/lb split chicken breast, family pack
$1.50 each Coca-Cola 2L products
$2 General Mills kids’ cereals: Chex, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams, Cheerios, Multi Grain Cheerios or Total
*Note: If you price-match at Target and use this Target Coupon and also this Manuf. Coupon, you can get cereal for $0.25-$0.50!
$1.50 Peter Pan Peanut Butter
$1 Pillsbury Brownie Classic
$1 Old El Paso Taco Shells or Tortillas
3/$2 Old El Paso Seasoning
$2 Wishbone Salad dressing, 7-16 oz
$1.50 Progresso Traditional Soup
$1.50 Orville Red. Microwave popcorn, 3.3-13 oz

$2 Blue Bell Sherbert, quart size
$3 Gortons Fillet’s or Sticks, 7.6-11.4 oz
$2.50 Marie Callender Dinners or Pot Pies
$1.25 Green Giant Boil-in-Bag Veggies, 7-10 oz
$1.50 Pillsbury Strudels, scrambles or pancakes, 10-18.8 oz
$1.50 Pillsbury Crescent or Sweet Rolls, 8-13.9 oz
$2 Yoplait Go-gurt or Mixed Yogurt, 18 oz go-gurt or 6 ct mixed

Winn-Dixie Deals, September 9-15

Frugal for You is proud to be part of the Grocery Gathering! It is a collection of the best deals in national and local grocery and drugstores. You will also find Frugal For You's Publix and Food World Deals there. See the Winn-Dixie ad for all the deals here. They have coupons here too!

$1.29/lb gala apples
$0.79/lb loose onions, jumbo red, white, yellow or sweet
$1.69/lb organic peaches
$0.99/lb navel oranges
$1.29 each, pomegranates
$1.59/lb green peppers ($0.50 each at Barnes)
$1.69/lb asparagus (great buy!)
BOGO mushrooms, whole or sliced, 8 oz, 2/$2.99
BOGO Dole premium classic salads,2/$2.99
$3.99 Russet potatoes, 10lb bag
BOGO pork steaks or country style ribs, 2 lbs/$3.29
WIC Alert: BOGO Kellogg’s Cereal, Corn Flakes
BOGO Kellogg’s Cereal, Honey Smacks, Coca Krispies, Raisin Bran and Crunch, 2/$4.49
$0.99/lb whole, shoulder pork picnic
$1.59/lb split chicken breast (only $0.99/lb at Barnes)
BOGO Gorton’s shrimp poppers, fish or sticks, 2/$7.99
*$1.25 Pillsbury Grands 8 count (use $1 off Q, only $0.25!)
*BOGO Sargento shredded cheese, 16 oz, 2/$5.59 (only $1.40 per 8 oz!)
BOGO Pompeiian classic or extra light olive oil, 2/$5.79
$1 Children’s Activity books
$9.49 Huggies jumbo or supreme diapers 20-50 ct; or 19-26 ct Pull-ups
Buy one above and get FREE 40 ct huggies baby wipes soft pack

Publix Deals Sept 9-15

Frugal for You is proud to be part of the Grocery Gathering! It is a collection of the best deals in national and local grocery and drugstores. You will also find Frugal For You's Food World, and Winn-Dixie Deals in the Grocery Gathering. You may also view Publix's ads at their website for a complete list of BOGO items and Essentials.

Check out the weekly ad with match-ups from I Heart Publix.

Publix Essentials make staples very affordable. Click here for the list of products.

Publix has lots of BOGO items here.

$1.29/lb black, red or green grapes
$1.49/lb peaches or nectarines
$1.49/lb tomatoes on the vine
$1.69 baby portabella mushrooms, 8 oz
$0.59/lb boniato, Florida sweet potatoes
$1 Mott’s Applesauce Jar, 23-24 oz
$1 Goldfish Crackers
$1 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix
BOGO Newman’sOwn Pasta Sauce, 2/$2.77 ($1 off 2 coupon)
BOGO Daisy Sour Cream 8 oz, 2/$0.99
$1.99 Sue Bee Honey 12 oz bottle
$2.85 Publix Raisins, 24 oz
BOGO Old El Paso Dinner Kit, 2/$3.03
BOGO Bertolli Olive Oil 2/$6.39
BOGO White House Apple Juice, 2/$2.79
BOGO Planter’s Trail Mix
BOGO Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 2/$1.79 ($1 off 2 coupon)
BOGO Kellogg’s Cereal 2/4.31
$9.99 Mahatma Long Grain Rice 20 lb bag
$1 Kraft Philly cheese, 8 oz tub
$2 Publix Butter, sweet or unsalted
$1.25 Progresso Soup
$2 Yoplait Delights ($1 off coupon)
BOGO Pillsury Toaster Strudel 2/$2.57 ($0.55 off 2 coupon)
50% Off GE energy Smart Bulbs
BOGO All Small & Mighty 2/$6
$2.99 Charmin Big Roll, 6 ct
$1.99 Cheerios 8.9 oz

Food World Deals, Sept 9-15

Frugal for You is proud to be part of the Grocery Gathering! It is a collection of the best deals in national and local grocery and drugstores. You will also find Frugal For You's Publix and Winn-Dixie Deals in the Grocery Gathering. You may also view Food World's ads at their website.

$1/lb apples
$1/lb green grapes
$1.29 Celery
$1/lb peaches, nectarines
$1 head of iceberg lettuce
$1 baby cut carrots
$1 broccoli bunch
$1 Best Yet cheese, 8 oz shreds or blocks
$2 Fritos or Cheetos 11.35-12 oz; Lay’s Chips 7.5-11 oz
$4.99 Tide, 50 oz 2x Liquid or 67-71 Powder, limit 2 with $15 purchase
$2.39 Best Yet Butter 16 oz regular or unsalted
$2.99 Conecuh Smoked Sausage, 16 oz, hot or original
$2.99/lb catfish or frozen salmon fillet
$1 Bush’s Kidney or Chili beans 16 oz
$0.89 Powerade 32 oz
$1.99 Jif Peanut Butter
$0.99 Food World Bread or Buns
$2.50 Minute Maid Orange Juice
$119/lb Smithfield shank portion ham (great for sandwiches!)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Publix Deals Sept 2-8

Frugal for You is proud to be part of the Grocery Gathering! It is a collection of the best deals in national and local grocery and drugstores. You will also find Frugal For You's Food World, and Winn-Dixie Deals in the Grocery Gathering. You may also view Publix's ads at their website for a complete list of BOGO items and Essentials.

Check out the weekly ad with match-ups from I Heart Publix.

Publix Essentials make staples very affordable. Click here for the list of products.

Publix has lots of BOGO items here.

These deals are good through tomorrow.

$1.59/lb pork spareribs
$1.99/lb pork steaks
$0.25 each corn
$1.49/lb tomatoes on the vine
$1.29/lb grapes, red, black, white

$3.50 Organic Valley Milk
BOGO Dannon light and Fit , 2/$2.49 (use two $1 off Q from Aug 30 Smart Source- only $0.49 after Qs! Also, keep receipt and submit for Dannonomics Rebate: Buy $15 get $5 in coupons and more.)
BOGO Kraft Singles, 2/$2.69
3/$5 Kraft Cheese, 8 oz blocks or shreds
BOGO Popsicle Ice Pops, 2/$4 (use two $0.75 TargetQ)
BOGO Mrs. Paul's Fish 2/$4.49 There may be $3 off here

BOGO General Mills Cereal, it doesn't say which, maybe Cheerios, 2/$4.41
If you don't have WIC, use two $1 Target Q and $1 off 2 Genl Mills Q to get 4 boxes for $1.41
BOGO Kellogg's Cereal, Corn Pops and Rice Krispies (others on sale), 2/$4.09
BOGO V8 Veg Juice, 46 oz (This qualifies for WIC, so double your juice!)

BOGO Mt. Olive Pickles, 2/$2.79
*use two $0.75 off Q from 8-16 Smart Source
$2 Nabisco Baked Crackers (Price-match and buy at Target to get Wheat Thins. Buy 5 Get $5 Gift Card)

4/$3 Earth's Best Baby Food Jars, 6 oz (use $1 off 10 jars Q)
Also, check out this Earth's Best Rebate Deal from The Thrifty Mama. Spend $25 on Earth's Best products and get $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rebates I'm Submitting

I've talked a lot about rebates in the current posts. It's really a matter of discipline to get these processed and out the door. So, if you are not very disciplined and shy away from rebates because you're scared to forget to mail them, don't give up! If I can do it, you can too. And as you've seen, sometimes, I lose receipts and have to redo the rebate. That's ok. It's important to just keep at it anyway.

So far, here are the different things I am sending off for rebates:
Kraft 2% Milk Cheese Gurantee, $1.50 at Wal-Mart
For 2% Natural Cheddar Cheese, however much it costs.
Thanks Frugal Fairhope!

Blue Bunny Sedona or Aspen, $3.50 at Wal-Mart
Must buy it by Sept 7! Thanks Hip To Save!

Kellogg's Fuel For School, Buy 10 & Get $10 back.
Sign-up here then click here. Purchase in one tranaction by 9/30/09.
You'll need the UPC codes for this. Thanks MSM!

Kellogg's All Bran Strawberry or Yogurt Bites Cereal, $1.98.
You have to use a Mail-in-Rebate Form. Up to two per address but you'll need 2 forms. So far I have one. Winn-Dixie or Publix may have some left but not Target and Wal-Mart.

If you do the above Fuel For School Rebate and bought cereal with other mail-in promotions on them, look at the info carefully. You might be able to do both. For example, some Kellogg's Special K say "FREE Workout DVD". The form is in box and you collect 5 stamps found on the outside of the box. Cut these out and send for the DVD and then cut the UPCs for the School Rebate. That's what I'm doing.

Kelloggs, FREE Movies on specially marked cereal. Collect 5 stamps on boxes. Up to 5 DVDs per address. I'm sending in for "A Walk In the Clouds"

*Also, if you decide to buy 10 Pop Tarts for your School Rebate, look for the boxes that say FREE Star Trek Movie. Send in the 10 UPCs to get $10 for the Rebate. Then cut out 10 movie stubs from 10 boxes, and send in for 2 movie tickets! I got 5 FREE Movie Tickets this summer. You can watch any movie you want! And this offer is good through June 30, 2010.

Nabisco-Kraft Rebate, Buy 20 items, Get $20 back. If you sign up for this Coupon booklet, you'll find the Rebate form on page 1.
Buy 5 Easy Mac Easy Cups, 5 Drinks (like Capri Sun), 10 Nabisco Cookies (like the Fig Newtons). Special note, cut out all of the UPC codes before someone eats a box of cookies and throws out the box by accident! Hence the Graham Crackers. I spent about $20, so it will all be FREE after the rebate!

Penzoil Motor Oil, Get up to $15 back for 5 quarts.
I bought 5 for $11 at Target. (Price-matched with KMart's from last week.) I used $4 from the Target Gift Card and will get $5 back from the rebate. So, final cost for 5 is $2! Thanks A Thrifty Mama!

CVS Trip- FREE Renu & Zyrtec, Plus $2 Profit!

I didn't realize until late today that Zyrtec and Renu are on sale this past week at CVS. After digging through CVS coupons, I saw that the $25 ReadyFill booklet has coupons for both allergy and eye care products. At the store, I always scan my card at the price scanner to get CVS coupons. To my joy, it gave me $2 off Renu! I had another from last Sunday. So I stacked these store Qs with the $2 print coupons.

My husband and I were amazed at these transactions. I never would have thought Zyrtec could be bought for free!

First Transaction:
Bought 2 Renu 12 oz (Pay $7.99, Get $3 ECBs
-$3 off $12 or more eye care from ReadyFill
-two $2 CVS coupons for Renu (from price scanner & last Sunday's receipt)
-two $2 off Print Q
Paid $5 Out-Of-Pocket, Got $6 ECB back!

Second Transaction:
Bought 14 count Zrytec, $12.99
-$2 off $10 or more allergy care from ReadyFill
-$2 off from sample mailed to me
-$6.99 ECBs from last Sunday's Glade candle purchase
Paid $3 Out-Of-Pocket, Got $3 ECB back!

Total after ECBs? FREE + $2 Profit!

And to think that for years we've used Wal-Mart's Equate brand because it was only $3. This is the first time we bought a name brand contact lens solution. I will definitely keep an eye out for these deals again. Another reason to coupon!

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