Saturday, February 27, 2010

I messed up

On the last Publix trip I made... we made a goof.  We accidentally picked up the (6) Organic sauce , which isn't B1G1.  AND... I also picked up the wrong Right Guard deodorant. I noticed that goof while at the store.  So, I told the cashier and he found the correct deodorant that was B1G1..but he forgot to take off the 2 deodorants that rang up wrong. So, back to the store it all went.  We got $28.28 back.

This is where it got fun!   Went back to the store with some more coupons and got all this stuff:


Guess how much money all of this stuff cost! You are just not gonna believe it!  

$18.50 for all that stuff! 

(2) 17 oz boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch $3.99 B1G1 use two $1/1 HERE
= $1 each

(6) Ragu Sauce @.27 B1G1  used two .60/2 in 1-31 Redplum (could use three of them)
=.84 each

(2) Smuckers Uncrustables $2.00 each used two $1/1 HERE AND two .55/1 found in the Healthy  Meals Healthy Kids booklet found at front of store.
=.45 each

(6) 4 pk Frusion Smoothies $2 each, used six $1/1 in 2-24 Smart Source AND six Buy One Get One free coupons found in Healthy  Meals Healthy Kids booklet found at front of store.
=.25 each

(6) Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers B1G1 $2.39, used four.40/1 in 1-03 General Mills insert (EXPIRES 2-28) AND two .50/1 HERE
= four for .80 each
=two for  .70 each

(2)14.4 oz Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes $1.50 each , used two $1/1 HERE AND one $1/2 store coupon from little booklet called Italian Days found at front of store or HERE
= FREE!!

(8) Weight Watchers yogurts, .50 each, used four B1G1 from 1-17 Smart source AND four B1G1 store coupon from Healthy Meals Healthy Kids booklet found at front of Publix store.

(2) 15.25 oz Green Giant  Corn, $1.25 B1G1, used $1/1 store coupon in Italian Days booklet found at front of store or in link shown above.
=.13 each

(1) Excedrin Migraine (used coupon that I received in mail for signing up for it FREE awhile back)

AND.... these were not on sale but got them anyway.... going to use them in the veggie dip we got B1G1 on a previous week. 

(1) baby carrots  for $1.69
(1) celery hearts  for $1.99

Best part is:   I still have $9.78 left over from my refund!!!

After getting the stuff in the car, Angel trudged her empty cart back to the store (It was almost closing hour). As she was leaving, there was a lady hollering at her from the ATM machine. It was the customer that was standing behind her in the Publix line. She said, "Excuse me, exactly how much money did you just save?"  Angel told her, that it was like 60 bucks.  "And how much did you spend?" she asks. Angel tells her that she spent about 18 bucks.  The lady then asks, "could you please tell me how you saved all that money?"  Then Angel tells her that most of the items were buy one get one free and that you have to use 1 coupon per each item, even the free item.... and that you can also use a store coupon AND  a manufacture coupon per item.


That lady's mouth dropped! LOL  What a fun way to end the evening. :o)  Happy shopping everyone! ;)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Catalina deals galore!

This is the first I have heard of this! A national Catalina deal.  These should work in any store that has the Catalina machine. 

You know how much of a milk girl I am ... so the milk deal is a big time YAY!

Purchase 3-4 (three or four) Kellogg’s Cereals (10oz+), Receive Catalina goof for one (1) Free Gallon of Milk
Purchase 5-6 (five or six) Kellogg’s Cereals (10oz+), Receive Catalina goof for two (2) Free Gallons of Milk
Purchase 7+ (seven or more) Kellogg’s Cereals (10oz+), Receive Catalina good for three (3) Free Gallons of Milk
runs 3/19 – 4/10/10 

Find the rest of the deals here:   

HERE  Thanks Coupons, Deals and More

Getcha Coup On~~

Coupon Filing

 Put coupon inserts into a hanging folder labeled with the date. 

People have been asking me how I make my coupons, this is a little peek into my coupon world. 

This is where my coupons start. I put the entire coupon insert (do not cut the coupons yet) into a hanging file  folder with a date. Put it in the box.   Then, later.....when I sit down to make my grocery list, I pull the coupons I want to use out of my filing box shown above, cut them out (ok, you can cut them out now), and I sort them into my folder.

My handy dandy coupon folder

 I just love this folder.  It makes shopping with coupons easy if you are one of those shoppers who likes to get in and get out of the store. EWwww, I bet you are one of those people, aren't you? LOL Most coupon addicts use a big binder with baseball card inserts to organize their coupons.  I might graduate to that system later. But, for now this system works for me.    Here's how it works...

My Publix list is in the very first pocket.

First I check the coupon blogs to see what Publix has on sale with coupons.  I locate the coupons in my filing box and then put them in that little pocket in the front.  My shopping list is made with each item's quantity and how much it will cost per item. My list slides down behind the pocket very easily, so I can refer to it while shopping. :)  This is also where I put my competitor coupon..mainly the $5 off $50 Albertson's coupon. 

Hidden pocket! And  the coupons are in a separate pocket. 

This folder has so many pockets! I love it! I slide in the Publix weekly ad to the left of my list and any other booklets I might need.  This is what you see when you turn the page....

More pockets!

And more pockets in back! 
I have pockets/pages for Publix, CVS, Walgreens, Target, and WalMart. We find most our great deals at the first 3 stores listed, though.   You could actually label each pocket...but I have not had any problems remembering which pocket goes with each store.

So, after I gather my coupons and make my list...I just grab this notebook to take along with me to the store.  I pull out the coupons and as I am shopping, I place the "used" coupons back inside the pocket. Easy!  

My coupons pulled out and ready to shop!

This is everything you need to shop with coupons! It is a very simple system. Most of my time is used at home and not inside the store. That's the part I like the best.   This little folder only cost about $4 at Walmart. It's a great way to getcha coup on! :o) 

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Here's how we did:

(1)Stacy's chips- FREE  coupon for being facebook friend
(1) pkg Oreo golden cookies-FREE coupon for being facebook friend
(10) Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers meals- .50 each coupons in All You magazine

 Buy one get one free deals: Always use 1 coupon per item.

(8) Healthy Choice Fresh Mixer meals-$1.00 each --$1.50/3  PRINT
(4) boxes of Kelloggs cereal- $1.51 each PRINT & PRINT
(4) Mrs. Pauls fish- $2.32 each
(4) bags of Birds Eye Steamfresh meals for two-$2.00 each  $1.50/1  1-17 Smart Source
(2) Pillsbury cookies ready to make- $1.05 each PRINT
(2) Keebler Cheesecake Middles cookies-.75 each PRINT
(6) Yoplait Fiber One yogurt 4 pks- .25 each $1/1 PRINT
(6) Birds Eye steamfresh veggies- .70 each   used six .50/1   1-10 Smart Source
(6) 3 pound bags of The Goodlife Recipe cat food- .25 each (went ahead and picked up for my sis's friend)
$2/1 coupon 1-24 Red Plum -( used 6 coupons)
We were really happy to see the expiration dates on cat food were good til December!!
(4) boxes Betty Crocker fruit snacks- $1.17 each (had previous coupons)
(4) Jose Ole taquitos- $1.50 each $1/1   1-17 Smart Source Coupons- used 4 coupons
(2) Kens Steakhouse Marinade - .90 each  $1/2    1-10 Smart Source

Items on sale:
(4) Fisher snacks - 50 each $1/1    2-7
(2)  50 ct boxes of Ziploc bags- 1.25 each (was going to use for sale, but realized I would come out ahead by buying the larger boxes)

(2) boxes of Cheerios -$1.50 each

There were so many other good deals that I did not get.  If you would like the full list you can go to    click on Weekly Ads at the top.

This is what we got from Target:

5 Quaker Instant Oatmeal
5 Quaker True Delight granola bars (6 pk)
4  four packs GE Reveal light bulbs

All for $9.61!!!  Plus we got two $5 Target giftcards!  YAYHOO!  I would share how we did it except yesterday was the last day! ;)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Super Bowl Savings

Publix was out of some of my stuff! :(  Dixie plates and napkins, GONE. Kellogg's Granola, GONE.  Glass Plus, GONE. Forgot the Quaker coupon for my cereal. :(

BUT, we did get:

(4)jars of Claussen picklespears for   $1 each
(6) Nabisco Crackerfuls for .40 each
(2) Nabsico Wheat Thins for .35 each
(8) Kraft Mac n Cheese for .50 each
(2) Kraft Cheese slices for $1.25 each
(4) 32 oz jars of Kraft Mayo for $1.45 each
(4) French's mustard for .45 each
(6) Marie Callendar's Al Dente frozen dinners for $1.05 each
(2) Lloyds bbq beef for $1.75 each
(2) cartons of College Inn broth for .25 each
(4) Kraft 8 oz shredded cheese for $1 each
(2) cartons of Edy's icecream for $1.73 each
(2) pkgs of Ball Park hotdogs for $1.72 each 
(2) Helluva Good dip for .55 each
(4) 5.6 oz pkg Pupperoni dog snacks for $1.10 each
2) 100 oz Wisk laundry soap for $4 each
(1) Gallon of FREE MILK
(1) 1/2 Gallon of FREE CHOCOLATE MILK
(1) dozen of FREE EGGS

PURDY DARN GOOD. :)   I'm working on that charity box too.  Already have a special person in mind for it.  :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Am Expecting

 It's so sad that some people feel they have to stoop to telling lies.  I have no room in my life for lies.  The people who love me know who I am and love me for who I am.   I do not have to worry about anyone believing lies. I am a good person.  I know it...and God knows it.  And that's really all that matters to me.  Does it hurt? Yeah.  But, maybe I had my expectations too high.  I had my hope in the wrong place.


I am no longer placing my hope in people. They just let me down.  From now on I'm placing my hope in God.  I'm placing all my expectations in Him.  I am going to expect Him, to give me peace, love, comfort and happiness...just as a pregnant woman expects to give birth.  
I don't understand why things have happened the way they have.  But, I do know that God has good things planned for me.  And maybe what "I" wanted....just wasn't good enough.  :)

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Romans 12:2