Even Better Reeses Baking Chips Deal – As Low As $1

Even Better Reeses Baking Chips Deal - As Low As $1

Yesterday I posted this new baking chips coupon. This morning I found an even better Reeses baking chips deal for you all. Make sure you print your coupons if you haven’t already.

Reese’s Baking Chips, 2/$4
-$0.50/1 HERSHEY’S, HEATH or REESE’S Baking chips (8oz. – 12 oz.)
Pay just $1 per bag if your store doubles!

If you want to add this deal to your shopping list, click [Read more…]

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Big Bic Razor Printable Coupon For Our Publix Sale – As Low As $1.49!

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A new Bic Razor printable coupon has popped up this afternoon that you will want to grab:

Remember that Bic razors are on sale in the Publix ad that starts tomorrow (today for some). Print your coupons and pick up cheap razors when you shop at Publix this week!

Bic Soleil Disposable Razor, $5.99 or Bic Flex3 or Flex4, $6.49, $2 off starting tomorrow (today for some)
-$5/2 BIC® Razor packs (zip 30187)
-$2/1 Bic Soleil Glow Disposable Razor printable
-$2/1 Bic 3 or 4 Blade Disposable Razor package printable [ETS]
As low as $1.49 after coupon and sale!

If you want to add this deal to your shopping list, head over to the Publix Unadvertised Deals Week of 12/11 to 12/17 (12/10 to 12/16).

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Checkout 51 Offers Week Of 12/11 – Save On Bananas, Oranges & More

Checkout 51 Offers Week Of 12/11 - Save On Bananas, Oranges & More

Here’s the sneak peek of the upcoming Checkout 51 offers that begin at 12 AM on Thursday, December 11 and expire at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. There are some nice ‘Pick Your Own Offers’ again this week.

You can pick up this deal on Oranges at Publix starting tomorrow:

Florida Navel Oranges, 8 lb bag, $5.99
-$0.25/1 Oranges Any variety. Excludes canned oranges. “Pick Your Own Checkout 51 Offer”
Pay $5.74 after Checkout 51 deposit. Just 72¢ per lb.

Here are all the offers you’ll find this week. Remember that we may see some nice personalized offers too…I’ll keep you posted if I see any goodies.

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Publix Unadvertised Deals Week of 12/11 to 12/17 (12/20 to 12/16 for some)

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I ran to the store this morning and scouted a few unadvertised Publix deals that correspond with the new Publix Ad for us.  Remember that in some areas, the sale starts on Wednesday, so you may not find these deals at your store until tomorrow.

bogoDon’t forget to click “Read More” to see all the deals! 

BOGOs

Toufayan Plain Wraps, 10 oz, BOGO $2.09
-$0.75/1 Toufayan Product
-$0.75/1 Toufayan Product, Any – Mailer
30¢ each.

Tampico Punch, gallon, BOGO $1.79
-$1.50/2 Tampico Products (must share)
As low as 15¢ each.

Del Monte Garden Quality Pear Halves, BOGO $1.99
$1 per can.

Mt Olive Pickles, 16 oz, BOGO $2.39
-$1/1 Mt. Olive products, any (DND) hangtag
$1.20 each…better if you find the hangtag.
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Cheap or FREE McCormick Grinders at Publix

Cheap or FREE McCormick Grinders at Publix

Amy emailed me and let me know that she noticed some cheap and free McCormick Grinders at Publix. This is a great time to stock up on these! 

McCormick Grinder, assorted varieties, $1.99
-$0.50/1 Mccormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color, 12/07 RP (exp 1/11)
-$1/1 McCormick Spice, Herb or Extract, exp 12/31/14 (Publix Coupon All the Trimmings Booklet or printable)
-$0.50/2 Mccormick Spices, Herbs, Extracts or Food Colors printable
FREE after coupons if your store doubles. 49¢ for those of you that can’t double coupons…still a fantastic deal!

Thanks Amy!

If you want to add this deal to your shopping list, click [Read more…]

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Great Cetaphil Deals at Publix – As Low As 84¢

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Amy emailed me with some great Cetaphil deals that she found at Publix. If you use these products, you’ll want to print your coupons and grab your deals while you can.

Cetaphil Cleansing Bar, $2.84 (reg. $3.79)
-$2/1 Cetaphil Product printable (exp. 12/31/14)
Just 84¢ after coupon!

Cetaphil Cleansing Cloths, $4.86 (reg. $6.49)
-$2/1 Cetaphil Product printable (exp. 12/31/14)
-$1/1 Cetaphil Product Of Your Choice, Any (Excludes Bars And Travel Sizes) printable
Pay $2.86 after coupon.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, $8.69 (reg. $11.59)
-$2/1 Cetaphil Product printable (exp. 12/31/14)
-$1/1 Cetaphil Product Of Your Choice, Any (Excludes Bars And Travel Sizes) printable
Pay $6.69 after coupon.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer, $9.96 (reg. $13.29)
-$2/1 Cetaphil Product printable (exp. 12/31/14)
-$1/1 Cetaphil Product Of Your Choice, Any (Excludes Bars And Travel Sizes) printable
Pay $7.96 after coupon.

Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash, $7.64 (reg. $10.19)
-$2/1 Cetaphil Product printable (exp. 12/31/14)
-$1/1 Cetaphil Product Of Your Choice, Any (Excludes Bars And Travel Sizes) printable
Pay $5.64 after coupon.

Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer, $11.46 (reg. $15.29)
-$2/1 Cetaphil Product printable (exp. 12/31/14)
-$1/1 Cetaphil Product Of Your Choice, Any (Excludes Bars And Travel Sizes) printable
Pay $9.46 after coupon.

If you want to add these deals to your shopping list, click [Read more…]

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Ask The Readers – Saving “Rules” And Shopping Habit Changes


Publix-Ask-the-Readers-2Christine emailed with a couple of questions for us to answer for this week’s Ask the Readers. I bet you guys will have a lot to say for these!

I would like to hear more from others about self-imposed “rules” (or should I say “goals”?) used to save money at Publix. For example, are there certain items you purchase only with gift cards earned with special incentives? Do you transfer the money you saved into a special account?

My husband and I have been using coupons/watching sales/comparing prices for a long time, but we are now committed to lowering our grocery budget by a hefty percentage now that he’s retired. Up to this point, the money saved by watching sales, stacking coupons, using competitor’s coupons, etc., is plowed back into the grocery budget to help pay for full-price items when we need to get them. Thanks to sales, coupons and I Heart Publix, we usually save 30-50% on our groceries.

I would also like to hear from others about their experiences with their Publix’s since the coupon policy changes in October. I have shopped at “my” Publix for 15 years, had good rapport with the staff, and always tried to use coupons responsibly. None of the coupon policy changes apply to the way I use coupons at my Publix, but I have found that the cashiers have become hyper-vigilant, and some are clearly tense when I turn up in their lanes.

Before the policy changes, many of cashiers were friendly & encouraging about my ssavings as they processed my coupons. (To be fair, the store had a management change and major physical reorganization last summer that may have made the working environment challenging for them.)

The physical re-organization of the store impacted me when it became so difficult to find things (items and entire sections were moved almost every day for several weeks) that I began browsing in other stores and found many items that I regularly purchased at Publix were much cheaper in these other stores.

While I always check to see if I’ll do better with Publix sale prices and coupons (and by checking “I Heart Publix!”), I now generally plan my weekly shopping by going to Save-a-Lot for dairy, produce and canned goods, and Sam’s once a month for meat, dairy, and paper goods. I find that PetSmart and Target are very competitive with the pet items I use, so I usually buy my pet food and cat litter at one of these stores. What do other folks do?

As for me – you guys know I do the majority of my shopping at Publix. I just find that I am too busy to try to chase deals at multiples stores (I do use Zaycon for most of my meat purchases – just picked up beef and waffles last night). I am most comfortable splurging on non-sale items if I have a gift card in hand, but I generally just stock up when I see great prices. Like everyone, if I have to have something and it’s full price…I bite the bullet. I try to be smart about those full price purchases. If it’s not absolutely necessary I adjust my plans and wait in hopes for a sale. Generally, I am very consciencious about how much my family will use and do my best to make sure that nothing goes to waste.

I also can’t emphasize enough that thinking outside of the box can be a HUGE way to save money. Bartering with friends can be a GREAT way to save money. If you aren’t a gardener, get cozy with folks who love to garden. Maybe you can find friends who raise animals. You’d be surprised what you can trade! Some folks may accept a couple of loaves of homemade bread for a dozen fresh farm eggs. Trade your sewing skills to a buddy whose willing to do your laundry or light cleaning. I had a buddy who got a half side of beef in exchange for doing taxes for that farmer. The options are endless…it’s just a matter of connecting with the right people.

I’d love to hear your answers to Christine’s questions…do you have any “rules” that you go by when you shop? Have your shopping habits changed at all now that we have an updated coupon policy at Publix?

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Cheap Herbal Essences Body Wash at Publix – $1.44

Cheap Herbal Essences Body Wash at Publix - $1.44

Some of you may want to grab this cheap Herbal Essences body wash deal at Publix. Amy found these on sale at her Publix, plus there are a coupon to along with the sale. These would be great stocking stuffers, or make a gift basket full of personal care items and add this in there.

Herbal Essences Body Wash, $2.19 (reg. $2.69)
-$0.75/1 Herbal Essences Body Wash Printable [ETS]
Pay $1.44 after coupon. 

If you want to add this deal to your shopping list, click [Read more…]

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Publix Penny Item For 12/10 and 12/11

Publix Penny Item

This week the Publix penny item for 12/10 and 12/11 is Publix Hot Cocoa Mix, 8 to 10 ct.

The Publix mystery item coupon is valid for one day only – the day your ad begins (usually either Wednesday or Thursday). The actual coupon can be found in your local newspaper on your penny item day!

As a reminder, Florida and other coastal areas do not participate in the penny item promotion. Please feel free to leave a comment below if your store offers a different item!

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Try Me Tuesday – Publix Instant Oatmeal

publix oatmealWelcome to this week’s Try Me Tuesday. Each week I will grab a new set of products and test them out. I’ll put the Publix brand up against a national brand product and report back.

I know many times I struggle with what brand to choose. Often a sale or a coupon/sale combination make that an easier decision…but what about those times when you need an item and there is not a sale? Do you grab the house brand or pay more and get the national brand? More importantly, is there really a difference in taste?

This week we tried Publix instant oatmeal and the Quaker equivalent. The weather is getting chilly and I have been craving oatmeal in the morning (I am usually a grits kind of gal–tee hee!)

Quaker Instant Oatmeal – Maple & Brown Sugar 10 packets, $3.41

Calories 160
Fat Calories 20
Total Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 260mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 12g
Protein 4g

Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Sugar, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Guar Gum, Caramel Color, Niacinamine, reduced iron, Vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrocloride, riboflavin, thiamin mononitrate, folic acid.

Publix Instant Oatmeal – Maple & Brown Sugar 10 packets, reg price $2.37

Calories 160
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 230mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g

Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Sugar, Natural Flavors, Salt, Guar Gum, Caramel Color, Calcium carbonate, niacinamide, reduced iron, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, vitamin D

Results

  • Publix – 0
  • Quaker – 3

My little one opted out of the taste test this week. He has texture issues and oatmeal does not make him happy. So my husband, Jake and I all grabbed a spoon and tasted the two instant oatmeals.

Oh my there was a huge difference in these. This was one of the few products where everyone made their decision almost immediately! There was no need to re-taste or even think about the winner. The Quaker oatmeal was just so much better. Everything from the taste to the texture.

Now, the Publix version wasn’t bad but in a side by side comparison there was a big difference. There was also a big difference in price. The regular price of the Quaker is over a buck more than the Publix version. I am typically a fan of the Publix brands but I think when it comes to instant oatmeal for my crew, I would likely just wait for a Quaker BOGO and stock up!

Have you guys tried both? Which did you prefer

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