Saturday, February 28, 2009

Winn Dixie - Publix Trick

I live in an area where a Winn Dixie is right around the corner. However from day one I never liked shopping there. Our Publix is about 20 minutes away. So I have learned a little coupon trick with the two of them. We always run out of random things, milk, cereal, etc... So instead of hiking it to Publix I run over to Winn Dixie. Every time I use the self check out there I it prints a $10 of $100 coupon and other great coupons on products I normally buy. These are great coupons to take to Publix since they take competitor coupons.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CVS Deals and Totals for week of 2.22 - 2.28

Okay I did a small CVS shopping trip. There wasn't much that I needed but I did do great anyway!

  • 1 gallon of milk - $3.29
  • Viva (8) paper towels - $7.49 (on sale, save $3.50) (-$1.00 ECB coupon) (-.50 printable)
  • Renuzit Triscents Air Freshner $5.49 (-$4.00 coupon)

Total before sales: $20.18

Total Coupons and Sales: $15.00

Total Out of Pocket: $5.18

Total Register Rewards: $4.00

GRAND TOTAL SAVED ~75%

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Refill your ink Cartridges for ONLY $5

I just love this one! I hate spending $30 on new ink cartridges so I figured I would give this one a try.

You can take your ink cartridges to Walgreens and have them filled, both color and black for $5 each. Just print this coupon.... WALGREENS INK of $5 each!

Walgreens Totals...

This is my first attempt at savings at Walgreens and I only purchased this that I needed. There are many other deals to get this week but I went shopping with my 3 year old and it had to be fast. Anyway, here are the totals:

Walgreens cashews - $1.99
2 Glade Refills - 2/$5 - B1G1 $2.50 - $2 Rebate ($.50 for 2)
2 Hunts Tomatoes Sauce - 1.89 each - 1.20 sale - .40 off 2 ($.38 for 2)
Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Hair Care - $3.99 - $3.99 Rebate (FREE)
Walgreens Saline Solution - $5.99 - 1.99 Rebate ($4)
Excedrin - $1.99(on sale) - $1 Coupon on package - $1 RR ($.01 overage)
Reynolds Wrap - $1.59 - $.89 (sale) - $1 ($.11 overage)


Total before sales: $30.19
Total Coupons and Sales: $13.38
Total Out of Pocket: $16.81
Total Rebates and Register Rewards: $9.78
TAX: $1.08

GRAND TOTAL:$7.03 (without tax) or SAVED ~74%

Send Expired Coupons to Our Troops

A couple months ago when I was checking out at Publix I stood behind a woman that told me she had "a lot" of coupons and that if I wanted to go to another check to avoid standing there a while I should. Well I had nothing else to do and was fine standing there and watching her. Well I witnessed her spend $40 for over $250 worth of groceries. Let just say she inspired me! So at that moment I decided to join the "crazy coupon lady club". Well so far so good, although I have not saved that much I have been saving about 1/3 of my grocery bill with a little planning and coupons.

I have also discovered some amazing websites that do most of the work for you, southernsavers.com. I am going to attempt my first Walgreens and CVS savings today, I'll post my results later. Anyway.... it has been so much fun seeing what I can buy and how much I can save.

So I cleaned out my coupon binder this past Sunday and have bunch of coupons that have expired. So what so do with them? Well I found this site.... http://www.ocpnet.org/. You can send the expired coupons to our troops and their families overseas. They can use expired coupons for up to 6 months AFTER they have expired! What a great way to help them out with saving money and keep the paper out of our landfill. For the price of a little time and a little money (postage) you can send coupons overseas and make a world of difference for people that are making a difference for you!

Please let me know if you either do it or if you plan too!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

week of 2.19 - 2.25.09

Meats on sale at Publix...
  • publix sausage
  • pork chops
  • lean ground beef
  • pork rib roast
  • top sirloin

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

week of 2/5 - 2/11.2009

All meals are based on items on sale at Publix this week. All my recipes come from Epicurious.com this week.... love that site, you can save your recipes in your recipe box and print a list from there... it is great! I have 4 recipes this week.

MEET ON SALE THIS WEEK:
  • Pork Loin - $1.99lb
  • London Broil - $2.99lb
  • Chicken Breast Fillets - $3.99lb
  • Chuck Pot Roast - $2.69lb


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