“Snack”urday – Caramel Corn Chex Mix

April 28, 2012 

DSCN0720 300x225 Snackurday   Caramel Corn Chex MixAmanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great “Snack”urday recipe that will come in handy for your movie night. Rather than serve up plain old popcorn why not go with Caramel Corn Chex Mix.

This is a super easy recipe and will be a nice change to a boring movie night.

Weekly Totals 4/27 – Share Your Shopping Adventures

April 27, 2012 

796769f5a5f2bd28a87d35f466f75c28 happy friday 1421 Weekly Totals 4/27   Share Your Shopping AdventuresThe week started off pretty good here but it is ending with my boys home from school with a stomach bug. Jake was affected the worse but seems to be on the mend. Luckily it wasn’t a terribly violent bug… but, any kind of sick is not fun if you ask me. We have watched a lot of cartoons and movies over the past two days and everyone is in a veg out mode at this point.

I probably needed these two days to catch up a bit. My inbox is clean, the laundry is done and my house is in pretty good shape too! Nice way to start out the weekend icon smile Weekly Totals 4/27   Share Your Shopping Adventures

As for shopping this week – I am just going to lay it out…I totally blew my budget this week! I did something that I really shouldn’t have done…I shopped just to shop! My pantries and freezers are filled to capacity! I probably have enough to cover meals for the next month or more. But, when four little $5/$30 Publix coupons showed up in my mailbox I just couldn’t resist –tee hee! Of course everything I bought will be used but there was certainly no rush. It is so hard to pass up FREE money!

Laughing Cow Cheese x 4 = $8 (two $1/2 tearpad)
Milk = $3.29
Oscar Mayer Sub Kit = $6.99
Sabra Hummus Large = $3.99 ($1/1 IP)
Athenos Feta x 2 = $2.59
Steak = $6.64
Bananas = $3.23
Tomatoes = $2.18
Spaghetti Squash = $3.12
Right Guard Body Wash x 4 = $1.80 (two $2/2 IP)
Coffee Mate x 2 = $0 (free product coupons)
Bread x 2 = $2.74
Aunt Jemima Syrup x 2 = $3.65
Ovaltine = $4.59 ($1/1 catalina coupon)
Lindsay Olives = 1
Diet Coke x 6 = $24
Sea Cuisine Cod x 2 = $2.70 (two $2/1 IP)
Aunt Jemima Pancakes x2 = $1.79 ($1/2 IP)
California Pizza x 2 = $6.98
Bounty Paper Towels = $8.99 ($1 booklet Q)
Bounty Napkins = $0 (free wyb PQ)
Glad Bags = $5.99

So this week I spent about $88 on groceries. YIKES! But you will notice many of these items are pantry staples that will likely hang out for a few months until I need them. The only things I absolutely needed this week was the milk, bread and veggies. So I could have walked out of the store this week spending less than $15. Instead, I chose to use the free money and additional coupons to stock up on some items while they were a good deal. This is the reason I choose to average out my spending over an entire year. This week I spent double my budget but next week I will probably do very little shopping. It all balances out.

Now, how did you guys do this week? Leave a comment or link to your weekly totals.

Recipes Ideas Using Vidalia Onions

April 27, 2012 

I love Vidalia onions and will be grabbing a bunch thanks to the coupon and sale at Publix. I thought I would share some recipe that I found while surfing on Pinterest. Those Blue Cheese Vidalia Onions from Baked Bree are calling my name–YUM! Click the pictures to see the corresponding recipe!

Vidalia Sweet Onions, $.99/lb
-$.50 off 5 lb Vidalia Onions Printable 

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New Lean Cusine Printable Coupon

April 27, 2012 

11053 New Lean Cusine Printable CouponI usually do leftovers or sandwiches for lunch but every once in a while I will pop a frozen meal in the microwave. A new coupon popped up for Lean Cuisine that might help you grab quick and easy lunches.

Have you guys tried the spring rolls? They are so good – YUM!

Lean Cuisine Entrees, 6.25 o 12.5 oz, 4/$10
-$1.10/3 LEAN CUISINE® varieties  (when you like them on Facebook or get $0.55/3 if not)
You pay $1.88 per meal 

Final Day To Enter To Win $500 – Happy Birthday IHeartPublix.com

April 27, 2012 

iheartpublix 3 Final Day To Enter To Win $500   Happy Birthday IHeartPublix.comIt is the last day to enter to win a $500 Publix gift card in the IHeartPublix.com birthday celebration. I have enjoyed reading all the comments and emails from you guys.

Today, I would love for you to complete the two questions above. It is not necessary but I would love the feedback . In order to enter the giveaway you must complete THIS FORM. I would love to read any comments you guys have but make sure to enter via the form as comments on this post will not be included in the giveaway! The giveaway will be open today 4/27 until 11:59 pm EST.

To make sure there is no confusion…the two question that give me feedback are optional and are anonymous. To enter to win the gift card – you have to complete the entry form where you will leave your contact info so I know where to send the prize if you win!

New Best Meals Happen At Home Publix Coupons Emailed

April 27, 2012 

best meals at home New Best Meals Happen At Home Publix Coupons EmailedI found the newest group of Best Meals Happen At Home coupons in my inbox this morning. The following are Publix coupons valid through 5/24. These coupons are mailed to folks who sign up over on the Best Meals At Home website. If you are not already a member sign up to get coupons delivered directly to your inbox.

  • $1/6 Yoplait® Yogurt Cups (4-6 oz.) Void In TN
  • $1/1 Bisquick® Baking Mix or Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix (40 oz. or larger)
  • $1/1 Pillsbury® Frozen Breakfast item
  • $1/2 Ragú® Pizza Quick Sauces
  • $1/1 Ben & Jerry’s® Ice Cream product (1 pint)
  • $1/2 Lipton® Recipe Secrets® products
  • $1.50/2 Pace® Picante Sauces or Pace® Salsas (24 oz. or larger)
  • $1/5 Campbell’s® Great for Cooking condensed soups
  • $1.25/2  Swanson® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast Cans (12.5 oz.)

Publix Digital Coupons? Share Your Feedback

April 27, 2012 

publix ecoupon Publix Digital Coupons? Share Your FeedbackYesterday, Miny & Lindy from the I Heart Publix Facebook page both shared a link to an article from Tampa Bay Online about Publix testing digital coupons in select stores.

I think it might be an interesting addition to our savings options at Publix. Here in Atlanta we have Kroger and they offer eCoupons from Cellfire, Shortcuts an well as loadable eCoupon on their home page. While I like the extra option for coupons I have a few issues with them.

  • eCoupons are often very temperamental…sometimes they come off and other times they don’t.
  • They require you to use a store loyalty card…which drives me crazy! I am not a huge fan of having to use a key card to get a deal. I figure, I am in your store–just give me the best price without making me jump through hoops!
  • Digital coupons do not double – often they are not the best option for me since the equivalent paper coupon will double! Pair that with the fact that if you have an eCoupon and a paper coupon for the same item – the eCoupon will come off first. So you have to be careful what you load or you may not get the biggest discount!
  • My biggest issue with digital coupons is that you only get one! I like being able to gather as many paper coupons as I need for as many products as I purchase!

Now of course I am not sure how, what or where Publix is testing and these issues may not be the same. The TBO article suggests the following:

Customers would go online to the coupon publisher SmartSource.com or Publix.com, log in with a new Publix ID or other membership code, then choose and digitally clip coupons.

SmartSource then would digitally credit the customer’s account. When Publix shoppers reach the checkout, they would enter a phone number in the credit card swipe terminal, and the register would automatically deduct the coupon value from their total purchase.

I will be curious to see what comes of this test. While it could mean more options for savings – it also may bring more hassles?? So what do you guys think? I’d love to hear any feedback on what you think of the possibility of Publix Digital Coupons!

Sunday Coupon Preview 4/29 – Four Inserts!

April 27, 2012 

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This Sunday 4/29, we are getting a whole bunch of coupons! Many of us will get FOUR inserts this weekend with lots of great coupons!

Remember, coupon inserts can vary from city to city. Head over and check out the Sunday Coupon Preview to see all the coupons that you might find.

Hot Coupons To Print Now For Use At Publix – Suave & Ocean Spray

April 27, 2012 

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There are a couple of new coupons this morning for items that are regularly on sale at Publix so I thought you guys might want to print while you can. That Ocean Spray coupon will be fabulous when the bottles go BOGO again!

I also think you guys should print that Suave coupon. If included in the sale next week it will be only 25¢ after coupon if your store doubles. I am pretty sure it was included last time – I CAN always use cheap shampoo! My hope is that since we are at the end of the month…both of these will return next week too and I will get a few more prints!

$0.50/1 Suave Everlasting Sunshine Shampoo

Buy 1 Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Drink, Get 1 Cherry Juice Drink FREE

Free Coupon Friday 4/27 – Mission Tortilla Coupons

April 27, 2012 

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Welcome to FREE coupon Friday!

This week THREE winners will each get (4) $$1/1 Mission Tortilla coupons (exp 6/1) that should come in VERY handy next week. With the coupons you may be able to get each bag of tortillas for as low as 35¢ each!

If you’d like to win the coupons, just click on the “Free Coupon Friday” logo above and enter your information on the form. This giveaway will be open until 11:59 tonight, 4/27. Good luck guys!

DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS POST. I will grab the addresses from the form and pop your coupons in the mail if you are a winner!

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