Monday, January 25, 2010

Publix Sneak Peek Weekly Ad 1/28 - 2/3 (1/27 - 2/2 in some areas)

Check it out on Thanks Michelle!!!

Here are the deals I am doing this week (so far)

Tyson Beef Pot Roast in Gravy or Steak Tips in Burgundy Sauce, Pork Loin in Sweet & tangy BBQ Sauce or Maple & Brown Sugar Ham, 17 oz pkg, BOGO $6.99

-$2/1 Tyson Refrigerated Entree, any 17 oz. pkg. (Publix store coupon) – Publix Family Style Spring 2010 ( I got my magazine in the mail today! So one package will cost me $1.50!I might actually get 2 of these if it looks yummy when I go shopping.

Oscar Mayer Beef Franks: Regular, Light, Bun Length, XXL Deli Style, or Jumbo, 16 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99
Kraft Barbecue Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16.25 or 18 oz bot., BOGO $1.54
Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz jar, BOGO $2.79

No coupons for those 3 but Lulas birthday is coming up and we need it.

Knorr Sides, Assorted Varieties, 4 to 6.4 oz pouch, BOGO $1.49
-$.55/2 Knorr Sides, Any (Publix Store Coupon) – 01-17-10 SS

So 2 packs for .94

Farm Rich Mozzarella Cheese Sticks or Bites, Quesadilla Slices, Panini, or Original Meatballs, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $7.69
-$.75/1; $1/1; $1.50/1; $2/1 Farm Rich Product, Any – 12-06-09 SS

For Lulas party again and with the $2/1 Q I can get 2 bags for $3.69 :)

Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, BOGO $2.50
-$1/1 Yoplait YoPlus Or YoPlus Light Yogurt, Any 4-Pack (Void In LA, NV, & ND) – 01-03-10 GM
-$1/1 YoPlus PRINT & PRINT & PRINT

I was able 2 print 4 Q's from 2 different sites so (4) 4 packs will cost $1.00

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries, Assorted Varieties, 6 ct, 11.5 oz box, BOGO $2.49
-$.35/1; $.55/2; $1/2 Pillsbury Toaster strudel pastries – 01-03-10 GM
-$.55/2 PRINT & PRINT
-$1/1 PRINT

YAY!!! YUMMY!!! 2 boxes for .49!!

Those are the main ones for me. So like $16. But I will also have some overage on other products and stuff. My goal is to spend $30 this week but $15 of that will be for a prescription at Rite Aid. :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

One more AWESOME freebie

Just one more that I am super excited about and then I'm off to soak in a hot bath and go to bed!!

$5 off 1 EPT has been reset!!

And Walmart has them for $5 or less making them FREE!!!

Go HERE (explorer) or HERE (firefox) to print yours. I REALLY hope these links work but hust in case they dont



And thanks to

for posting this and being the only links that worked for me! lol

Another freebie!!

Who doesn't love freebies?!?
I can't get the hyperlinks to work. Boo.

Couponing Booboo *so ashamed*

As a fairly new couponer I am admitting a terrible booboo. I never realized that I was breaking a HUGE coupon rule or the consequences of breaking that rule. :*( I made copies...of IP coupons. Not like extreme amounts but sometimes it was just easier to copy that 2nd one rather then try to get my stupid laptop/printer to work and print it again. I hereby solemnly swear NEVER to break any of the coupon rules again. I really am ashamed and want to do this right and I promise it never occurred to me that it was wrong or stealing. I absolutely refuse to take peelies off products but I was stealing right out of my home. Ugh. Sorry. :(

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Get a free candle! Just input your info and be patient for the shipping :) (3-5 weeks)

Thanks to My Coupons, Treasures and Everyday Stuff!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Shopping w/ a grumpy almost 3 year old

Wow. It was awful. She whined, cried, grabbed, and drove me INSANE!!! I didn't think we would make it out of there. I forgot coupons, forgot products, had totally random coupons thrown in I am scared the check out guy thinks I was trying to be sneaky. :( I promise I wasn't.

So I went to check Rite Aid and they had the vitamins on sale finally so I did 2 transactions which were:

Transaction #1

(2) Huggies
(2) Natures Bounty Vitamin

Total: 33.96
-4.99 BOGO Vitamins
-5/20 RAQ
(2) 1/1 RAQ Huggies
(1) 1.50/1 Huggies
(1) 2.00/1 Huggies
(2) 5/1 MQ (vitamins)
(2) 1/1 RAQ (vitamins)
$5 RA GC
Total: -31.99

OOP + tax: $2.51

Transaction #2

(1) Huggies 11.99
(2) Vitamins 4.99 each
(3) 80 count baby Care Bear baby wipes ($1 each)
Total: $24.97

OOP including tax: 1.88
Saved: $25.08

And then Publix...when it really got bad. :(

OOP: $31.03
Saved: $143.04

Thursday, January 21, 2010

will it work... and around my coupon forums there is buzz that if you write a company and praise or complain about a product that they will send you awesome coupons or even freebies. So I am going to try far I have wrote

*Huggies - Compliment
*Electrosal- Compliment
*Anheiser-Busch- Complaint. Got some really BAD, skunky beer. :(
*Edy's- Compliment
*Juicy Juice- Compliment
*Enfamil-Complaint -NEVER receive any darn coupons
*Similac-Complaint-same as above
*All detergent-Compliment
*Iams Dog Food - Compliment

That will be it for now unless I think of something else we have really enjoyed or had trouble with :) Lets see what i get just for giving feedback!

Edited to add!!!

Woke up this morning to some good news!!Got these emails back"

Dear Jennifer:

Thank you so much for writing to us! I'm so glad to hear that your Lab and Shih Tzu are doing well on Iams! We are a customer-driven organization and sincerely appreciate such positive feedback.

Because you are such a loyal customer, I would like to mail you a coupon as our way of saying, "Thank you for your business." You should receive it within 21 business days.

Please contact us anytime through our E-mail Us Now page located on our web site at Or, look for instant answers on our web site FAQ. We would also welcome your call Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time at 800-675-3849.

Thanks again for your nice message!

Iams Pet Care Team Member

P.S. Don't miss the Planet's Greatest Dog Show, The AKC Eukanuba National Championship. This year's championship will air on Animal Plant, Saturday, February 6th, at 8PM EST. Watch as the country's premier dogs vie for the biggest dog show prize in the world.

The information in this email should not be substituted for advice from your veterinarian or animal behavior professional.


ear Jennifer,

Thank you for e-mailing Anheuser-Busch at

We appreciate you taking the time to contact us about your experience with the 6-pack you purchased, and we apologize that you were unsatisfied.

At your earliest convenience, please call us at 1-800-DIAL-BUD (800-342-5283) and provide our Customer Information Specialist with the following reference number, *********, for prompt service. We are available 5 days a week, and our hours of operation are:

Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CST)

Please note if you still have the product, we would like to obtain some additional information from the cans or bottles.

At Anheuser-Busch, quality is more than a is a way of life. An unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is at the heart of how Anheuser-Busch has done business since 1852. Then, as now, it is the key to our success and always will be.

With that in mind, Jennifer, we again apologize for this issue, and we thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Your Friends at Anheuser-Busch

1-800-DIAL-BUD (1-800-342-5283)


So I should be getting a coupon from Iams (come on FREE bag!!) and I will call Odouls sometime after 2 and see what they say.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shopping since I was offline!!

For some reason I didn't take pictures but...


Transaction #1

6 12 pk Mountain Dew cans $20

-5/20 CVS Q
- $7 ECB
OOP $8.36
Earned $10 ECB

Transaction #2

6 12 pk Mountain Dew cans $20

-3/15 CVS Q
-$10 ECB
OOP : 8.88
Earned $10 ECB

OOP Total: $17.24
saved: $50.56 - since they were on sale to start with before the ECB :) YAY

Sooo...we walked out with 144 cans of mountain dew and paid $17.24 - $10 ecb to spend later - $10 Rebate I had = -$2.76!! Free Mountain Dew BABY!!!

Publix trip for Matts ice cream I kept "forgetting" lol

Ice Cream $5.29
4 GE bulbs 3.78
2 Benevia 17.98

Paid OOP: $4.26
Saved $27.76

And finally!! CVS...

I wanted a Febreeze Noticeables Sooooo bad after visiting with my friend so I worked a deal all by myself with no internet.

2 Oust Sprays 3.99 each
2 Scrubbing Bubbles Gel Toilet Cleaners Packs 6.99 (I think)
1 Febreeze Noticeables 8.99

1 BOGO Oust coupon -3.99
1 Scrubbing bubbles $1/1
$3/$15 CVS coupon
$4/1 Febreeze Q
-10 ECB

OOP: $2.60
Saved: $21.99
Earned $8 ecb

Then mom needed some cokes so I got her a 12 pk of Pepsi and used $2 Ecb

Total OOP: 1.53
Total Saved: 4.05

Soooo Grand Total for shopping trips:

OOP: $25.63

PLUS I have 1 SC Johnson Rebate for $5 and one for the Pepsi for $10. :)

There's a special place in hell for *YOU* people

And by YOU people I mean the little jackasses that send out internet viruses!!! I would love to talk to just one person that has purposely done this and ask them why?! WHY do it when you never know the people you are affecting and never know the situation. Why do it. I seems like a pretty chicken and passive way to be a complete and utter asshole. Ugh.

If you haven't already figured it out then I have been computerless since last week while my barely a year old laptop was getting completely wiped clean and my programs reloaded due to a worm that infected my system. Even sadder is that my brother is 99.999% sure that it came from a coupon website. Ugh. We lost pictures, programs files. EVERYTHING. Did I mention that after I asked the pathetic loser WHY they do it that I would punch him in the face? >:(

Anyways...I will try to update my shopping trips as soon as possible. I am scarily close to my budgeted amount for the month so I won't be doing too much more until February but as long as its free or close to it then I can go!!! :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yay for Thursdays!

I got to hang out with an old friend today!! had a blast and we are going to start couponing together! YAY for a coupon buddy!! I went back to Publix today because we were out of dog and cat food plus mom wanted to go. I did really good considering the animal food was $35 by itself!

(1) Iams Dog Food
(1) Iams Cat Food
(4) GE light bulbs
(2) Lenders Bagels
(3) Fantastik Cleaners
(6) Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers
(1) Banana Smoothie Mix (for lula)
(4) Scotties Cube tissues
(1) Jumbo Pack Huggies!! I FINALLY got my coupon for the pack I won and got so excited to use it that I forgot about the Publix gift card they are giving away with $30 purchase :( I wish I could return them and do it again. Lol
(4) Crystal Light
(1) Tyson Fun nuggets
(2) Publix Hot dogs
(2) Sundown Vitamins
(1) Travel Size First Aid kit
(2) Phyzame

Paid OOP: $37.37


Only 72% savings..but with the pet supplies I really expected worse! OH! I also earned a $5 rebate for the Fantastik purchases!!! So I guess really I should say that I spent $32.37 and saved $97.40 :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Totally Going back for more!!

I had a fricken AWESOME Publix trip today! Mainly because it was all stuff I really wanted or needed. Well..not all of it but lots of it was. lol. Rite-Aid didn't go so well but meh. I will just save my stuff for when it does work out there. Sooo...Publix....

(2)Tostitos Chips
(4) Lenders Bagels (YUM!!)
(2) Halls Cough drops
(4) 4 pk GE light bulbs
(5) Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers
(2) Kellogg Cereal
(1) Publix Grape Juice (Penny item!)
(2) Tostitos Salsa
(2) Scotties Tissue Cubes
(2) Crystal Light Tubes
(2) Scooby Doo Vitamens
(1) Vitamin D
(1)Vitamin A
(2) Betty Crocker fruit snacks
(2) Phayzme
(1) Travel Size First Aid kit
(2) J&J Adhesive Tape
(1) Wine (I started my Masters program today! I deserve to celebrate!) lol

Total OOP: $ 15.87

I'm so going back this weekend and getting basically the same thing minus the wine and chips/dip. Which means it should be free. lol. I do have to add my hubbys ice cream...but it wont be much. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010


I realize that we aren't even halfway through the first month but I feel like this is going to be a great year!! I really can't complain about any of my other 30 years either. lol. This is a year of big changes, more accomplishments and hopefully a growing family.

Everyday I'm home with Tallulah I love it even more. I can't believe my little ladybug is going to be 3 next month!! Wow. I am building up her Build A Bear birthday party bunches. Not that I have to work too hard on it....she LOVES Build-A-Bear!! 3 years old. My little singing, hugging, kissing, cuddly 3 year old. Where does the time go?

My classes for my Masters started today. Ugh. I don't know if I'm ready for it but I will take it on like I do everything else. One day/assignment at a time. Keep chipping away at it and the next thing I know I will be graduating!! Just 12 little classes. Only 10 after i make it through this quarter! Just 2 little years! lol. See....that is how you do it. ;)

Matthew and I will be married 1 whole year in just 3 short months! It has been an amazing year! If this was the hardest year then pshhhh....we are good to go! lol. I love that silly man so much! Hopefully God will be blessing us with another little baby soon. It's been two months since our baby boy Gavin went to be with God and even though I still cry almost every day over losing my angel I am ready to try again. I have all my faith in God and know he needed him back in heaven and that he will give us another blessing when he sees fit :) There is nothing wrong with praying that he hurries up and decides that it is time though! lol.

I'm going in to the old job for a little bit tomorrow but I think I'm going to go ahead and tell them that I am done. I have no motivation or desire to help them anymore. The more distant I get from them the more I realize just how wrong they were in what they did. I will leave on good terms...but I will be leaving.

Well good night all! I'll be posting again Wednesday after my Publix trip!! YAY

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wow....I'm slow

So I was bored today and wanted to get out of the house with the family so I started working some Publix deals and headed out with the hubster and the fussy bambino. (She had pretended to sleep during nap time)

Everything went pretty much as schedule except the money making phayzme was out of stock but they will be getting more in on Tuesday so I'll go then. We also added to large jugs of gatorade to the shopping cart that we couldn't pass up. BOGO $2.50 and .55 Publix Q's. So we paid $.70 each. On to the "I can't believe I'm just NOW noticing this" stuff.

So we rang up and my total came to $10.17....quite a bit more then I expected. Even without getting my $3 overage and the $1.40 it was still more than I was thinking it should be. So I looked....the total sales was $6.25 and sales tax was $3.92!!! I paid more than half in taxes!! CRAZY!!! So I called publix and they said that taxes have to be paid on coupons. WTF. Sure enough I looked and it seems like my tax has always been high. I just never noticed. I guess I was just always happy with my savings. Which I still am!! Don't get me wrong! I still saved $74.99. But it was only 88% savings. Boo. I like hitting the 90's at least.

I think I may be spoiled...and cheap.

Order Total:6.25
Sales Tax: 3.92
Grand Total: 10.17

Savings Summary
Vendor Q's: 32.00
Store Q's: 39.10
Adv. Specials: 2.50
Adv. Buys: 1.39

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Give me my free milk!!

Well..we finally have a threat of snow here in Alabama. It figures that 2 days after leaving New York they would get a blizzard. Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow to a nice blanket!

On the home front staying at home is....FREAKING AWESOME!!! lol. I don't know why anyone would NOT want to do this! I feel productive and creative and feel like I'm accomplishing more than I ever have.I LOVE it!! Me and Lula have a little schedule worked out that keeps us on track most days.Here it is...

We had tons of fun making it too!

On the money front I have decided that we 100 % HAVE to start paying off this debt of our. I haven't ever actually read Dave Ramsey but I know the basics and we are starting our debt snowball!! We don't have a lot of extra money at all..but what we do get will go to the bills.I want to get out from this and I think hubby is on board too.

As far as the milk goes...Kroger had an awesome deal where I would get 2 free gallons of milk. Well...of course by the time I got around to clipping them (online) they were all gone. Boo. And we needed milk. Double boo. So I woke up this morning on a mission to still spend my $4 I had budgeted and get me my milk!! This is what I got at Publix..

4 eggbeaters
4 benevia drink 4 pk
4 Juicy Juice
4 Teddy Grahams/Ritz Bitz
1 Publix Tortilla Chips (penny item)
1 gallon Publix Milk

Total OOP: $ 3.74
Total Savings: $75.06


And this trip is 4 boxes out of 10 of Nabisco crackers that I need for a $10 rebate. I'm going shopping with family this weekend and hopefully I can get their receipt to send in for the rebate.

As far as Rite-Aid goes...they are holding my Prescription Transfer gift card hostage. I dont really NEED the prescription we transferred and it cost $15 to fill. i figured that I would still end up with $10 FREE and went to get it...well...I had no money and you can't use the gift card on that purchase. It makes sense but blah. Oh well..I guess eventually I will have $15 lol.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

YAY for 97% savings!!

Wow. I think I'm still a little shocked at how well I did this week!! 2 trips to Rite Aid and one Publix.

Rite Aid
4 Acai Berry diet supplements/cleansers
6 Stay free/carefree pads
4 Nivea lip balm
Christmas pen & candy, Vapor plug (fill ins)

OOP: $2.13
Coupon Savings:$39.96
Adv. Savings: $37.93
Total Savings : $77.89

Now Publix. They changed their policy up some and aren't taking Food Lion Q's anymore. Thankfully I didn't have any I needed to use but I will miss being able to. They do still take Save A lot...for now.It was a short list but that is what I planned to start doing now that we have a good base of food in the house. Just the super good deals and what we need from now on.

4 (4)pks of Benevia drinks (LOVE this stuff)
2 (4)pks of Fiber One Yogurt
2 Wishbone Dressing
2 Smart balance butter tubs
2 Vlasic pickles (The BIG jars!)
1 (12) pk Mountain Dew

Paid $1.66
Saved $59.08!!