Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Keeping Your Jeans Skinny and Your Wallet Fat

Produce Sales for the week of July 29th


red seedless watermelon 49 cents LB
publix salad bags 2/4.00
Cherries 1.99 LB
Seedless grapes 1.99 LB
Blueberries or Strawberries 2/5.00
Peaches .88 cents LB
Broccoli or Cauliflower 2/4.00

Food Lion
Cantaloupes B1G1 at $2.50
Mangos .99¢ ea
Washington Bing Cherries $1.49 lb

Piggly Wiggly

peaches 79 cents pound
Plums 99cents a pound
peeled baby carrots 99cent


Cherries 1.49 cents pound
fresh express baby blends 2/4.00
pears 1.49 pound


green seedless grapes 1.00 pound
peaches 78 cents pound

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Keeping Your Jeans Skinny and Your Wallet Fat

Publix Trip Today:

I wnet today to stock up on Morningstar products(not for my main grocery shop). I highly recomend Mornigstar products. They are all vegeterian and tasty. They use soy protein as a base. We love the original griller burgers, sausage patties, corndogs, and the boys love the bacon strips. It is very rare that these are on sale and are expensive. Well, this week at Publix they are 50 percent off. Which makes them 1.50- 2 dollars a box. I think I got 15 boxes.They average 4 dollars a box not on sale. I also got 2 jars of Pace salsa as there is a great 4 dollar off 1 coupon that is printable up to 10 times.

Coupons Used

I used a 5/25 piggly wiggly coupon that was mailed to me

5/25 printable rite aid found on southernsavers and others

4 dollar off salsa

4 dollar off salsa

I spent 17 and saved 45. We all enjoyed veggie dogs and burgers for lunch-a rare treat!

Now for the best deals in town on produce:


Make sure to use (from the food lion site) 2/5.00 produce coupons. I usually buy alot of produce and use 3-4 of these

watermelon or honeydew 2/5.00
White grapes 1.49
strawberries 3/5.00
celery .99 cents
cantaloupes .97 cents
pears 1.29 pound
pompeian olive oil buy one get one..I am sure there is a coupon match up for this. I will let you know.
Food Lion
Gala apples 1.29
red grapes 1.79
zucchini or squash 1.29
Piggly Wiggly
green cabbage 39cents
Apples or pears 1.00 a pound
zucchini or squash 1.00
lettuce 1.00
boneless skinless chicken breasts 1.79

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Keeping Your Jeans Skinny and Your Wallet Fat


Cantaloupe or Honeydew - $3.49Florida Juice Oranges 4 lb. Bag - $3.99Fresh Express Salad Blends 4.5-12 oz. - $3.99Versatile Veggies 8-12 oz. - $2.99Walter’s Red Potatoes 5 lb. Bag - $4.99Yellow Onions 3 lb. Bag - $2.69

Nature Made or Nature’s Resource Vitamins -
$1/1 Nature Made Vitamins, Any SS 2/1 & 3/1 & Feb. All You Mag.(makes it .95¢ ea)

Arnold Bread 24 oz. 100% Whole Wheat or 12 Grain Bread - $2.79-
$1 off Arnold Bread March All You, (makes it .40¢ ea)

Juicy Juice 64 oz. - $3.15-$1 off Juicy Juice, any March All You (makes it .58¢ ea)-.75 off Nestle Juicy Juice Products, Any SS 1/04 (makes it .83 ea)-$1 off Nestle Juicy Juice Products, Any SS 1/04 (makes it .58 ea)-.50/2 off Nestle Juicy Juice Products, Any SS 1/04 (buy 2, makes it $1.08 ea)


Post Cereal Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran, or Bran Flakes, save up to $3.99-
$1/2 off Post Cereal SS 3/01 (makes it $1.50 ea)

Bertolli Olive Oil, Extra Light or 100% Pure, 17 oz bottle, save up to $6.99-$1 off Bertolli Olive Oil coupons on select products (makes it $2.50 ea)

Green Cabbage .19¢ lb
Publix Salad Blend $2 ea
Premium Tomatoes $1.49 lb
Strawberries 16oz $1.66 ea
Cantaloupes $1.50 ea

Thanks as always to this amazing blog

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Keeping Your Jeans Skinny and Your Wallet Fat

At my MOPS meeting this morning I discovered that people actually do read this blog so I am going to do better at posting.AS you will see this is my third post today! wooo!! I am going to try and keep this as a regular on this blog. It will highlight the best deals on produce and healthy stuffs! To see how to work out the actual deal wither see below or check out southernsavers.com

This Week (through Tuesday March 10th)


Ocean Spray Juice 74 cents
Milk 2.50
tomatoes on the vine 1.99
cantaloupes 1.99
Strawberries 1.66

Boneless skinless chicken 1.99 pound
Shedds Country Crock Spread 1.00
yoplait yogurt (although it has alot of added sugar) .33 cents
birds eye frozen veg 50 % off
Egg Beaters- free!!


Sargento cheese 1.14

Piggly Wiggly

Seedless Grapes 99 cents!
Zucchini or squash 1.39 pound
grimway carrots 79 cents


Dannon Activia or DanActive Multipacks 1.00

Deal planning for this week

Here is what I am planning on buying. I may be spending more because I am throwing a little shin-dig for Judes first birthday.


Diapers 2.50 a pack. On sale 2/9 ask for booklet in pharmacy maes each pack 2.50.


Mt. Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles, 16 oz jar, save up to $2.19
-.55/1 off any Mt. Olive product in store dispenser (I recently found in Kroger and Bi-Lo) (makes it .54¢ ea) (2)

General Mills Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios or Banana Nut, save up to $3.99
-.75/1 Various Cheerios printable (makes it $1.25 ea)
-.55/1 off any Cheerios cereal printable or printable

-.50/1 Banana Nut Cheerios SS 2/22
-$1 off general Mills Banana Nut Cheerios printable (Food Lion)
(use competitor with Manufacturer coupon makes it FREE)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, save up to .99¢
-$1 Kraft Mac & Cheese wyb Kraft or Velveeta Deluxe printable (IE) or printable (FF)

Ocean Spray Juice or Juice Cocktail, 64 oz bottle, save up to $3.49
-$1 off any Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice All Well & Good booklet from Publix (makes it .74¢ ea)

Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 13.66 to 16 oz box, save up to $3.39
-$2/2 Nabisco Crackers SS 1/25 (makes it .70¢ ea) (2)

Cantaloupes $1.50 ea (2)
Strawberries 16oz $1.66 ea (4)

Publix Brand 2 Liters .50¢ ea
-$1/3 Food Lion Brand 2 liters printable
(makes it .17 cents each) (6)

Boneless chicken 1.99 (4)

Publix Bakery French Bread $1.29 ea
-$1/2 Loaf Bread printable (Food Lion)

Breyer’s Yo Crunch Yogurt 4pk $2 ea
-.75/1 Breyers Yo Crunch Yogurt SS 3/01 (makes it $1.25 ea)

bars $2 ea
-.60/1 Nature Valley Bars printable or printable
-.50/1 Nautre Valley Bars SS 3/8 (upcoming)
(makes it $1 ea)
-.50/1 Chex Mix Bars SS 2/08 (makes it $1 ea)
-.60/1 off any Chex Mix bars printable

1 nature valley and 1 chex


Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper $1 ea

-$1/3 Helper Meals printable (makes it .67¢ ea) (3)

Bryan Smoked Sausage B1G1 at $3.99 (2)
-$1/2 Bryan products RP 1/25 (makes it $1.49 ea)

Pillbury Toaster Strudel $2 ea
-.35/1 Toaster Strudel printable or printable or SS 2/08 (makes it $1.30 ea) (1)

Sargento Shredded Cheese B1G1 at $3.29 (4) or (6)
-$1/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese SS 1/25 (makes it $1.14 ea **stock up**)

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls and Crescent Rolls $1.25 ea
-.30/1 Grands! Sweet rolls (will work for biscuits too) SS 2/08, 1/04, 12/07
-.30/2 Grands! Biscuits SS 2/08, 1/04, 12/07
-.35/1 Crescent Rolls printable or printable or SS 2/08, 1/25
(makes it .55¢ ea)
-.35/1 Grands! Sweet Rolls or any Sweet Rolls printable or printable
(makes it .55¢ ea)
-.50/2 off any Grands! printable or printable
(makes it .75¢ ea)

Meal Deal

Buy (1) Stouffers Party Size Lasagna at $11.99

Get the following FREE:
Fresh Express Garden Salad
SH Garlic Bread
SH Ice Cream
Wish-Bone Salad Dressing
-.75/1 Wish-bone dressing printable

I worked it out to be spending around 48 dollars for all of that at both stores.

As Always, thanks to Southern savers


Take the Family Out to Eat!!

Here is a list of places kids eat free or close to it every day of the week! Enjoy and take the Night off!


everyday kids under 4 eat free from the kids menu

Chick fil a
free kids meal with every adult combo

monday and wednesday from 3-8
kids are free


Beef o Bradys (sumemrville)
12 and under eat free with an adult

kids eat for 99 cents


5- close
kids eat free

kids eat for 99 cents

Kids eat free

kids are free with an adult





99 cent kids meals







99 cent kids meal

Friday, February 20, 2009

Rite Aid

I've been a bit busy, under-the-weather, behind this week. So, my deals haven't been as impressive. I am hoping to work out the Publix deal that Southern Savers is talking about this week.

I wanted to post this deal because it is a good example of coupon/savings for things that you really need. Here's my scenario: I use Tide detergent and Pampers Diapers. Seems Austin & I are both a bit high maintenance with generic versions of this. So, we stick with Tide/Pampers.

22 count pack of Pamper diapers (not a stellar deal; but a deal) originally 12.00 on sale 10.00
Tide New Total Care (20 loads) originally 9.99 on sale for 5.99
Note: This version of tide-the total care is new & a bit more expensive- it was not on the sale
display; but was the same price in the aisle next to the other versions of tide. I wanted Total
Care instead of regular because I had a 1.00 off coupon for Tide Total or .35cents off regular
tide. So, I took both to the register & asked if the Total Care would ring up
at 5.99 also. And it did. Good thing I checked.
Suave Shampoo 2.79

I also tried the Certizine- Rite Aide brand allergery medicine for 5.00 w/ 5.00 off coupon. It didn't work. So, I put it aside. And took it off my purchase. Just sharing, b/c sometimes things don't go as planned & you have to catch this.

My total was 21.00
-I gave her a 5/20 Rite Aid coupon from online that came to my email. They only take Rite Aid only coupons at my Rite Aid- always do this first or you can't use it once the total is below 20.00
-1.00 Off Tide Total Care
-Free Suave shampoo from signing up for the coupon last month
-1.00 Pampers
-6.00 Rite Aid Rebate Check from last month's purchases

Total out of pocket was about 5.21

When I started couponing, I said my goal was to get diapers really cheap. Two weeks ago, I paid 47 cents for about 40 diapers. This week I paid about 2.00 for 20. Not as good of a deal; but it's still a lot bigger savings then before I started coupons. My total savings today was over 75%.

I've been doing this since October, and I still mess things up. Read the deals wrong, etc. But, I know that my main goal was to lower our household/toiletries & I guarantee it's been cut by consistently 60%!