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

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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
Mangos
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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Publix Buy One Get One Deals – 7/1 through 7/7

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Here are the B1G1 deals for July 1/2 through July 7/8 (depending on your area):


2000 Flushes Automatic Bowl Cleaner
A.1. Steak Sauce
Ball Park Beef Franks
Bic Surestart Utility Lighter
Bush’s Best Baked Beans
Chatham Village Croutons
Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers
Cool Whip Whipped Topping
Deli Iced Tea
Diana’s Bananas Banana Babies
Famous Amos Cookies
Hershey’s Syrup
Hi-C Fruit Drink
Hunt’s Tomatoes
Jennie-O Turkey Store Ground Turkey Patties
Kellogg’s Special K Cereal
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
Kraft Mayonnaise
Kraft or Seven Seas Dressing
Lay’s Potato Chips
Luigi’s Real Italian Ice
M&M’s Chocolate Candies
McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning
Ore-Ida Steam n’ Mash Potatoes
Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn
Oscar Mayer Lunchables
Publix Allergy Tablets
Publix Deli Southern Style Potato Salad
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
SheerBliss Ice Cream
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
Thomas’ English Muffins

Happy couponing!!!

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Weekly Menu

Menu Planning Monday

After purchasing four more bottles of Kraft barbecue sauce this week, I realized that I really need to use up some of my barbecue sauce stockpile (I have 14 bottles of barbecue sauce, not including the opened bottle that is in the refrigerator!). So, this week, I am gearing my menu around using up some of my stockpiled barbecue sauce! However, I don’t have many days to make a dent in my supply, because we are going out of town on Friday, but I will do my best! Here is what we are having:

Monday
Breakfast: Blueberry Streusel Muffins, smoothies
Lunch: Beef hot dogs, chips, yogurt, raspberries
Dinner: Jalepeno Barbecue burgers, mashed potato patties with spinach, canteloupe

Tuesday
Breakfast: Blueberry Streusal Muffins, sausage, smoothies
Lunch: Salad with bacon and boiled egg, peaches, yogurt
Dinner: BBQ Shredded Pork Roast sandwiches, broccoli, green bean casserole

Wednesday
Breakfast: Waffles, sausage, smoothies
Lunch: Leftovers, blueberries
Dinner: Cheddar BBQ Chicken, Spinach Rice casserole, fruit

Thursday
Breakfast: Waffles, smoothies
Lunch: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, fruit
Dinner: Leftovers or out

So, that’s what we are eating this week. Check out what others are eating this week at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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Publix Deal – 76% Savings!!!

There are some really great deals this week at Publix – especially for stockpiling! Free French’s mustard and Kraft barbecue sauce are back this week, and I found some great deals on Ziploc bags, Kotex products, and Reach dental floss! Here is what I bought:

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1 – Publix milk @ $2.89

3 – Kotex tampons @ $5.09
Used 3 $0.75/1 MC from 6/14 SS
Total for 3 = $2.84; $0.95 each!

2 – Tennessee Pride sausage roll @ $5.00
Used $1.00/2 MC from 6/21 RP
Total for 2 = $4.00; $2.00 each

4 – Kraft barbecue sauce @ $2.98
Used $1.00/1 MC from here
Used 3 $0.75/1 MC from 6/17 SS
Total for 4 = FREE! (plus $0.27 overage!)

1 – Sargento shredded cheese @ $2.00

1 – Lysol toilet bowl cleaner @ $2.00
Used $1.00/1 MC from 6/7 SS (You can also go here for a $0.50/1 MC)
Total = $1.00

2 – Ziploc bags (50 ct) @ $3.98
Used $1.00/2 Publix coupon from Baby Club home mailer
Used 2 $1.00/1 MC from Smart Summertime Savings coupon booklet (I found mine right by the entrance. Be sure to look for these – there are some awesome coupons in this booklet!)
Total for 2 = $0.98; $0.49 each!

1 – Breyer’s ice cream @ $2.50
Used $1.00/1 MC from recent insert (I’m not sure which one – you can also use the $0.75/1 MC from 5/17 RP)
Total = $1.50

2 – Kotex pads @ $6.90
Used B1G1 Publix coupon from Baby Club home mailer
Used 2 $1.00/1 MC from 6/14 SS
Total for 2 = $1.45; $0.73 each!

1 – Sara Lee pound cake @ $1.99
Used $1.00/1 MC from recent insert
Total = $0.99!

1 – Sara Lee pie @ $1.69
Used $1.00/1 MC from Smart Summertime Savings coupon booklet
Total = $0.69!

1 – Breakstone stick butter @ $1.69
Used $0.55/1 MC from Smart Summertime Savings coupon booklet
Total = $1.14

1 – Crystal Light canister @ $2.00
Used $2.00/1 MC from July All You
Total = FREE!

1 – Crystal Light Skin Essentials @ $2.00
Used B1G1 MC from here
Total = FREE!

1 – Ritz crackers @ $1.90
Used $1.00/1 MC from here
Total = $0.90!

3 – Reach dental floss @ $4.47
Used 3 $1.00/1 MC from recent June insert (I can’t remember which one – let me know if you know where it came from)
Used $1.00/1 Publix coupon from Smart Summertime Savings coupon booklet
Total for 3 = FREE! (plus $1.53 overage!)

1 – McCormick ground pepper @ $1.80
Used $0.75/1 MC from 5/10 RP
Total = $1.05

1 – Lipton tea bags @ $1.24
Used $0.75/1 MC from 5/17 RP
Total = $0.49

1 – Pepperidge Farms bread @1.99
Used $1.00/1 MC from peelie on bread
Total = $0.99!

4 – French’s mustard @ $3.78
Used 4 $0.50/1 MC from 5/10 SS and 6/21 SS (you can also go here for a $0.50/1 MC)
Total for 4 = FREE! (plus $0.22 overage!)

1 – Lettuce @ $1.49

1 – Green onions @ $0.50

1 – Blueberries @ $2.00

2 – Raspberries @ $3.34

Total before sales, coupons, and tax = $101.97
*Used $5/$50 Piggly Wiggly coupon
Total after sales, coupons, and tax = $29.62…I saved 76%!!!

I will finish up my weekly grocery shopping on Sunday. I plan on purchasing 3 newspapers, milk, 5 Pepsi 12 pks, 2 Shout products, 1 DiGiorno Flatbread Melts, bananas, peaches, Sara Lee pound cake, 2 Crystal Light canisters, and 1 penny item – all for right at about $20 keeping me just under my $50/week budget!


I hope that you found some really great deals this week too! Happy couponing!

To see how others did this week, visit these sites: Money Saving Mom, Southern Savers, iheartpublix, The Thrifty Mama, Fiddledeedee, Saving Our Cents, and The Grocery Cart Challenge.

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Weekly Menu

Menu Planning Monday
I haven’t made a weekly menu in several weeks, and boy has my eating-out-budget taken a hit! We are so busy that if we do not have a meal plan in place we will eat out way more than we should. It’s ironic that when I am really busy, I don’t make a meal plan…and that’s when I really need it! Hopefully, we will do better this week with a menu in place. Here is what we have planned for this week:

Monday
Breakfast: Muffins, bananas
Lunch: Leftovers, salad
Dinner: Out

Tuesday
Breakfast: Muffins, bananas
Lunch: Turkey sandwiches, chips, yogurt, applesauce
Dinner: Roast beef, potatoes, carrots, Sour Cream Cornbread Muffins

Wednesday
Breakfast: Muffins, bacon, blueberries
Lunch: Leftovers, canteloupe
Dinner: Cheesy Sour Cream Herb Chicken, baked herbed potatoes, green beans

Thursday
Breakfast: Waffles, blueberries
Lunch: Turkey sandwiches, chips, yogurt, applesauce
Dinner: Swedish Meatballs with pasta, vegetable

Friday
Breakfast: Waffles, bacon, canteloupe
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Tuna patties, salad, canteloupe

Saturday
Breakfast: Biscuits, eggs, bacon, canteloupe
Lunch: Beef hot dogs, chips, salad
Dinner: Leftovers

So, that’s what we are eating this week. Check out what others are eating this week at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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Publix Deal – 64% Savings!

There were some pretty good deals this week, especially on snacks. I still have to go tomorrow and get the penny item and a couple of other items, but this is the majority of my grocery shopping for the week. Here is what I bought:

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3 – Diet Coke 2 L @ $4.00
Used $1.00/3 MC
Total for 3 = $3.00; $1.00 each

1 – Martha White corn meal @ $1.49
Used $0.55/1 MC
Total = $0.94

1 – Birds Eye snap peas @ $0.99
2 – Birds Eye spinach @ $2.58
Used $1.00/3 MC
Total for 3 = $2.57; $0.86 each

1 – Honey Maid graham crackers @ $2.00
Used $1.00/1 MC
Total = $1.00

1 – Dole frozen mixed berries @ $3.00
Used $0.75/1 MC
Total = $2.25

1 – Buddig ham @ $0.79

1 – Gallon milk @ $2.89

3 – Fisher Fusion snack mix @ $2.69
Used 3 $1.00/1 MC
Total for 3 = FREE!

1 – Oscar Mayer bacon @ $3.00

1 – Barber’s cottage cheese @ $1.89

2 – Starbuck’s ice cream @ $3.79
Used 2 $1.50/1 MC
Total for 2 = $0.79; $0.40 each!

3 – Yoplait YoPlus yogurt @ $3.75
Used 3 $1.00/1 MC
Total for 3 = $0.75; $0.25 each

1 – Cranberries @ $1.00 (in-store special)

1 – Hillshire Farms turkey @ $3.50
Used $0.35/1 MC
Total = $2.80

0.47 lbs tomatoes @ $0.94

1 – Deli Diet Green Tea @ $0.79
Used $1.00/1 Publix coupon from Baby Club Home Mailer
Total = FREE!

1 – Publix hot dog buns @ $1.15

1 – Old Orchard Pomegranate frozen concentrate @ $2.00
Used $1.00/1 MC from home mailer
Total = $1.00

3 lbs bananas @ $2.07

1 – Green leafy lettuce @ $1.49

1 – Green onions @ $0.50

1 – 3 lb bag potatoes @ $2.49

1 – Blueberries @ $2.50

1 – Canteloupe @ $1.47

Total before sales, coupons, and tax = $76.90
*I used a $5/30 Food World coupon and a $5/30 Publix coupon
Total after sales, coupons, and tax = $30.76…I saved 64%!!!

I know that I did not list my coupon match-ups this time – sorry I’m short on time! For coupon match-ups for this week’s sale, go here and here. Happy couponing!

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