Monthly Archives: July 2009

Publix Deal – Saved 54%!

The deals at Publix this week are not spectacular; however, there are some noteworthy deals. Also, Publix has 3 “Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free” deals this week.
When you buy Sun-Maid Raisins, McCormick Sloppy Joes seasoning mix, and Tyson Chunk White Chicken, you get the comparable Publix product for free.

You might notice that I spent more than $50 this week (well, not yet, but I will by the end of my “budget week”). This is because we are switching up our envelope system a little bit to combine our weekly budget, our Costco/Surplus budget, and our eating out budget. I will try to post soon on the details of this new system and why we decided to switch.

And now, here is what we bought at Publix this week (sorry about the terrible picture quality):
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1.51 lbs bananas @ $1.04

2 – Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts @ $2.39
Used 2 $0.55/1 MC from here (only for Blueberry Muffin Pop-Tarts)
Total for 2 = $1.29; $0.65 each

1.92 lbs red grapes @ $2.86

3 – Mt Olive dill relish @ $3.29
Used 3 $0.50/1 MC from 6/28 SS
Total for 3 = $0.29; $0.10 each

3 – Publix shredded cheese @ $5.00

1 – Oscar Mayer bacon @ $3.00

1 – Lean Pockets @ $1.49
Used $0.50/1 MC from 5/17 SS
Total = $0.49

2 – Pillsbury Grands! biscuits @ $3.00
Used 2 $0.35/1 MC from 7/12 SS
Total for 2 = $1.60; $0.80 each

1 – Tyson white chunk chicken @ $2.99
1 – Publix canned chicken @ $0.00 (Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free deal)
Total for 2 = $2.99; $1.50 each

1 – Herbal Essence conditioner @ $2.49
1 – Herbal Essence Styler @ $2.49
Used $1.00/1 MC from 7/05 P&G
Used Buy 1 Herbal Essence shampoo or conditioner, Get 1 Herbal Essence styler for free MC from 7/26 RP
Total for 2 = $1.49; $0.75 each

1 – Herbal Essence shampoo @ $2.49
1 – Herbal Essence Styler @ $2.49
Used $1.00/1 MC from 7/05 P&G
Used Buy 1 Herbal Essence shampoo or conditioner, Get 1 Herbal Essence styler for free MC from 7/26 RP
Total for 2 = $1.49; $0.75 each

1 – Baking potatoes (4 pk) @ $1.99

1 – Publix milk @ $2.89

1 – Nature Valley granola bars @ $2.75
Used $0.40/1 MC from here
Total = $1.95

1 – Huggies diapers (84 count) @ $19.99
Used $2.00/1 Publix coupon from this week’s ad
Total = $17.99

Total before sales, coupons, and tax = $96.51
Used 2 $5.00 off Piggly Wiggly coupons (My husband was with me, so we did 2 transactions.)
Total after sales, coupons, and tax = $49.11…We saved 54%!

On Sunday, we will purchase more produce, milk, bread, and the penny item. Stay tuned to see what we will be eating next week! Happy couponing!


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Publix Buy One, Get One Deals – July 29/30 through August 4/5

Here are the Publix B1G1 deals for July 29/30 through August 4/5:

Arm & Hammer Advance White Toothpaste
Arnold 100% Natural Soft Bread
Bertolli Pasta Sauce
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix
Dole Fruit, Gel, or Parfait Bowls
Entenmann’s Pop’ems Glazed Donuts
Fantastik Cleaner
General Mills Cheerios Cereal
Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup
Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bites Cookies
Kellogg’s Cereal
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts
Kraft Barbecue Sauce
Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinner
Louana Pure Vegetable Oil
Mars Chocolate Bars
Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits or Snacks
Mt. Olive Sweet Relish
Mueller’s Pasta
Nabisco Ritz Crackers
Nature Valley Granola Bars
PhillySwirl Frozen Treats
Post Cereal
Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Scotch-Brite Dobie Cleaning Pad
Shedd’s Spread Country Crock
Stouffer’s French Bread Pizza
Thomas’ English Muffins
V8 Splash Beverage
Yoplait Trix & Kids Yogurt Multipacks

Happy couponing!!!

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Weekly Menu

I am so excited that we are going to be in town for the whole week and that we are getting back into our routine! Between being out of town and being disorganized while we were in town, we have spent way too much money eating out this month. It just goes to show that planning and organizing ahead of time really helps to decrease the amount of money you spend by decreasing your spontaneous spending. So, I am definitely looking forward to being able to follow a menu plan this week! Here is what we are eating this week:

Breakfast: Waffles, blueberries
Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich, chips
Dinner: Steak fajitas, Spanish rice, salad with Honey-Lime dressing, kiwi

Breakfast: Waffles, bananas
Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich, chips, yogurt
Dinner: Roast beef, carrots, salad, garlic bread

Breakfast: French toast, peaches
Lunch: Grilled cheese, tomato soup
Dinner: Homemade cheese pizza, salad

Breakfast: French toast
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, garlic bread

Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Chicken and Dumplings, vegetable

Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes, peaches
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Dinner out

This post is linked to I’m an Organizing Junkie. Check out what others are eating here!


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This week’s shopping – 66% Savings!!!

After several weeks of going in and out of town and dealing with worries about my son, it was nice to be able to start settling back into our routine again, including shopping on our regular days and attempting to get my coupons back into order (there is still a lot of work to be done!)! This week there were some pretty good deals at Publix. I think that my favorite deal was really cheap Dial hand soap! I am a hand washing fanatic, and we go through a LOT of hand soap, so I’m always excited to see a good soap deal!

I was really excited to get cucumbers and squash from my grandparents’ garden (I included these in the picture, because they are part of our groceries for the week)! For awhile now I have been considering starting a garden, but I do not know anything about how to get started. So, for now, I will just have to occasionally benefit from my grandparents’ garden! If you have a garden and have any tips on how to get started, please leave me a comment. I would love some help!

Here is what I bought this week:

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7 – Alexia snacks @ $10.12
Used 2 $1.00/1 MC from home mailer
Used 1 $1.00/1 MC from May All You
Used 1 $1.00/1 MC from June All You
Used 3 $1.00/1 MC from 6/14 SS
Total for 7 = $3.12; $0.45 each

6 – Dial liquid hand soap @ $7.14
Used 6 $0.35/1 MC from 5/17 SS
Total for 6 = $2.94; $0.49 each

1 – Viva paper towels @ $2.29
Used 1 $0.50/1 MC from June All You
Total = $1.29

1 – Lemon juice @ $0.99

2 – Hormel meats @ $8.00
Used 2 $2.00/1 MC from here
Total for 2 = $4.00; $2.00 each

1 – Publix unbleached all-purpose flour @ $2.29

3 – Pepsi 2L @ $4.50
Used Buy 2, Get 1 Free Publix coupon from Advantage Buy sale paper
Total for 3 = $3.00; $1.00 each

1 – Publix eggs – dozen @ $1.19

2 – Hostess donuts @ $2.99
Used 2 $0.50/1 MC from 6/7 RP
Total for 2 = $0.99; $0.50 each

1 – Publix milk – gallon @ $2.89

2.46 lbs bananas @ $1.21

1 – Celery @ $1.49

1 – Sargento shredded cheese @ $2.00

2 – Limes @ $0.25

4 – Kiwi @ $1.00

1 – 1 lb bag Baby Carrots @ $1.29

Total before sales, coupons, and tax = $74.20
*Used $5/$50 Piggly Wiggly coupon
Total after sales, coupons, and tax = $28.22…I saved 66%!!!

We still have some produce left over from last week, so this should hold us for a little while. I am going to pick up some peaches, kiwi, blueberries, lettuce, and milk (and the penny item of course:) on Sunday or Monday to round out our groceries for this week.

Stay tuned…Monday I will post our menu for the week! Happy couponing!


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Publix Buy 1, Get 1 Deals – July 22/23 through July 28/29

You might have noticed that I have been absent for the past several weeks. Life has been incredibly hectic and stressful for us for the last several weeks! We have gone out of town 3 times in the last 2 weeks; plus, in between trips, we have had doctor/physical therapy appointments for my son (19 months) to determine why he was not yet walking. Thankfully, he started walking on his own last week, and he is improving every day! We are so thankful and relieved to have this worry removed! It was the answer to our prayers! Needless to say, I have had to push blogging to the side for awhile, but, after a 3 week hiatus, I am looking forward to getting back into couponing! So, without further ado…

Here are the Publix B1G1 deals for July 22/23 through July 28/29:

Alexia Natural Crunchy Snacks
Arnold WholeGrains Bread
Birds Eye Voila! Meal
Bumble Bee Premium Chunk Light Tuna
Doritos Tortilla Chips
Eight O’Clock Coffee
Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwich
Hebrew National Kosher All Beef Franks
Hefty Everyday Plates
Hostess Sweet Sixteen Mini Donuts
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!
Ice Breakers Ice Cubes Gum
Immaculate Baking Co. Cookie Dough
Jif Peanut Butter
Keebler Vienna Fingers Cookies
Kellogg’s Cereal
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars
Kid Cuisine Dinner
Kraft or Seven Seas Dressing
Lawry’s 30 Minute Marinade
Lawry’s Garlic Salt
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner
Mott’s 100% Apple Juice
Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams
Near East Rice Pilaf or Couscous
Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix
Planters Cashews or Mixed Nuts
Publix Deli Macaroni Salad
Publix Hydro Cream
Quaker Granola
Rainier Cherries
Smucker’s Preserves or Marmalade
Snapple Tea
Starkist SeaSations Fish Fillets
Yoplait Go-Gurt Portable Yogurt

Happy couponing!!!

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