Monday, April 30, 2012

Big Boo Hoo - Bye Bye $0.50 Kashi Cookies and Pita Crisps at Publix -

Recyclebank - Kashi - Odwalla
Good News and Bad News

???

The Bad First.
I've been patiently waiting for Publix to put the Kashi Pita Crisps, Kashi Cookies and Kashi Crackers on sale again.  The new yellow Publix Advantage Flyer shows them for $2.50 each on sale.  So I clicked over to Recyclebank and look for the $2 off any one Kashi item coupon.   Well, there it wasn't.  Yes, I said wasn't.  This happend a couple of months ago, and the Kashi coupon turned back up a short time later.  So I'm hoping it will reappear when we turn the calendar page to May.

The Good Second.
There are still lots of very good exclusive coupons available at Recyclebank.  There is an Odwalla coupon for $1 off any 1 item, and it's on special for just 40 points today.  How long does it take to get the 40 points?  About a minute.  In fact, when you are visiting the world map to earn points, look for Japan and you'll earn 35 points just for uploading a photo relating to recycling.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

FREE: 108 Stretch Bands - Multiple Shapes and Colors - Bandit-Os (reg. $19.99) - Today Only

Expires Morning of 4/30/12

PRICE = ZERO (Reg. $19.99)
Just Pay Shipping @ $4.99


This deal is a one-day only special being offered on Tanga.  Imagine, you can share this great deal with up to 108 children and adults that might enjoy or collect these fun stretch bands.

Thanks hotcouponworld.com for telling us about this.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

CVS: Coupon Matchups, ExtraCare Buck Deals April 28 - May 4, 2012

 CVS 

May 4th.  Did I really just write April 28 - May 4, 2012.

Where did March and April go?  

Moving along...   If you are planning to head over to CVS this week and grab some of their new deals or the soon-to-expire April monthly deals, hop over to Simply CVS, to find the coupon match-ups and Extra Deal Bucks for upcoming week.




Thanks Cheryl at Simply CVS.  

Friday, April 27, 2012

MUST HAVE: BPA-free Foldable Water Bottles $4 - Yes! BPA-free - by Vapur

2 Bottles for $8
Shipping Just $2
No Need to Carry Around Empty Bulky Refillable Bottles


 16 oz. capacity (actually 0.5 liter) 

Clip it on (clip included)
Stands up when filled
Super lightweight

Big savings.  These sell for $9.99 per bottle at many retailers.  I just checked.  So this is a great deal for now or to put away for later as a gift or reward.

Here's what they have to say about these Vapur brand BPA-free foldable water bottles at NoMoreRack

  • • Made of high-quality, BPA-free plastic 
  • • Freezable and washable 
  • • Also features a carabiner clip for quick transport anywhere you go 
  • • Personalize your fun-size Vapur bottle in the writable identification area
Here's what I have to say about them:

I want 12 of them because they are good for people, good for the planet, super lightweight:
  • 1 for the car
  • 1 for daily use
  • 1 for the gym bag
  • 1 for the beach and pool bag
  • 4 for the family
  • 4 as gifts for an athlete, 2 seniors, and a walking pal


Read More about BPA and your health in an earlier post, here.

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    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Extreme Savings: $3 - 1395 Calories - 3 Meals and 4 Snacks / Desserts

    Prior to about 10 months ago, I would have been delighted if the ingredients for just one lunch cost just $3, let alone paying $3 for 3 meals and 4 snacks / desserts.  What has changed is they way I shop. These days, I:
    • Plan shopping trips carefully, watching and waiting for the best deals 
    • Combine sales, BOGOs, store coupons, manufacturer coupons, competitor coupons, gift card deals, clearance, and any other great savings scenarios t
    • Stockpile, stockpile, stockpile in pantry and freezer
    • Purchase produce at farmers markets or Aldi's, which saves a whole bunch over Publix and Super Target 
    Not every meal or every day will look like our menu from yesterday.  Some days everything is made from scratch, some days we dip in to the freezer for a little help.  We try to make sure we are eating  veggies, fruits, grains, and proteins that make sense.  

    Wednesday's Menu

    Total $3.00, 1395 Calories 
     

    Breakfast Total:  $0.33, 365 Calories
    • $0.0  - Cup Fiber One cereal @ FREE, 180 cal
    • $0.20  - Cup Skim Milk @ $2.98 gallon, 80 cal
    • $0.13 - Medium Banana @ $0.39 pound, 105 cal

    Lunch Total:  $0.26, 250 Calories
    • $0.26 Silk Protein & Fruit Smoothie @.50/qt + Banana @ $0.13, 250 cal
    • Made with 1 cup of the Silk beverage (Publix) + 1 Banana (Farmer's Market) + ice, blended. 

    Dinner Total:  $1.75, 335 Calories
    • $1.25 Barber Chicken Parmesan @ $2.50/2 ct., 250 cal (Publix)
    • $0.50 simple salad w/balsamic vinegar @ $3.00/Romaine 3 ct., 35 cal (Publix)
    • $0.0 Birdseye steamed broccoli @ FREE , 50 cal (Publix)

    Snacks / Desserts Total:  $0.58, 410 Calories
    • $0.23 Fresh Pear @$1.19/2 pounds (5 pears), 100 cal (Aldi's)
    • $0.10 Milkbite Bar @ .50/box of 5, 150 cal (Publix)
    • $0.15  - 1 oz. Almonds @ .90/can 6 oz, 160 cal (Walgreen's)
    • $0.08 - 4 oz. Fresh Pineapple @ $1.39/very large, 35 cal (Aldi's)


    TOTAL $3.00, 1395 Calories

    REMINDER: Free Mother's Day Personalized Card - Stamped & Mailed


    Free Card & Postage
    No Strings Attached
    Just Login & Use Promo Code at Checkout
    Pay -0-

      
    Thank you Cardstore.com


    Yeah, yeah, I know you may already have heard about this super nice "no strings attached" offer from Cardstore.com.  Well, I'm here to remind you that Cardstore.com will only be honoring the promo code LUVMOM for the first 20,000 cards per day (there are, like, billions of people out there) through May 6, 2012.  

    You can choose to have the card mailed to you or for the same ZERO DOLLARS, Cardstore.com will address it and mail it to the lucky mom you created it for.  


    QUESTION:  What time do they start the counter each day?  

    ANSWER:  I don't know.  

    ANOTHER QUESTION:  Do you?


    Let us know.  Thanks y'all.


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    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Is Mom A Star? Make It Forever (for $14) And Name A Star After Her.

    A Most Unique Gift
    For
    A Most Special Mom

    Mommy, Grandma, Auntie, Daughter, Teacher, Mentor, Niece, Friend

    Well, I guess this is a special gift for anyone, any age, any gender.  Not jut for Mother's Day.

    Name A Star Live For $14 (reg. $29.90)


    To get this deal, visit this Groupon link today.   Here's what you'll get (in Groupon's own words):


    "A real rocket ship will launch the name and dedication message into the earth's orbit to mark the celestial occasion. The adopted star will have only one name, which is recorded in the database, and a star certificate and astronomical star chart are instantly emailed to the honoree, which help show the star's precise location as well as coordinates needed to spot the star in the night sky."
    Mother's Day is just around the corner, Sunday, May 13, 2012 and this is your chance to turn your favorite mom out there in to a star.

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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Where in the world are the bloggers? Get on the map today (for FREE)

    I came across this Blog Directory Map at Latte Love.  It's a nice visual way of find fellow bloggers that put themselves on the map and to put yourself on the map.  These maps may exist out there, but I haven't seen anything like this before today.  Best of all, it's FREE to add your blog.


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    STAPLES: A Tale of Two Good Deals - FREE 4GB Flash Drive & $5 off Coupon

    Staples 
    In-Store Only - Through 4/28/12


    Deal #1 - FREE 4GB Flash Drive 



    How:

    1. Purchase in a Staples store for $7.99
    2. Show your Rewards number at checkout
    3. Receive the $7.99 back in Rewards to use at a later date


    Deal #2 - $5 Off A $25 Purchase



    How:

    • Print your coupon (click on image)
    • Use it checkout in a Stapes store





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    RITE-AID: 25¢ Dove Chocolate Bars Through 4/29/12


    Rite-Aid
    Through 4/29/12


    Print your coupon and you're one Rite Aid visit away from Dove Chocolate Bars for just 25 cents each.  Thank you Savings Is Free for the details.

    Read the post here:



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    Monday, April 23, 2012

    PUBLIX: $14.82 for 20 Meals + Vitamins + Lots of Chocolate Treats

    PUBLIX
    Extreme Savings For A Small Shopping Trip


    We didn't need much of anything from the supermarket this week.  The only thing I really wanted to grab while on sale was the new product by Silk - Fruit & Protein beverage.  I enjoy trying new "healthy" products, especially when I have awesome coupons.

    Publix: 
    • 1 Odwalla Organic Carrot Juice, half gallon (sale $5)
    • 8 Vita-licious Egg White/Low Fat Cheese/Whole Grain Breakfast Sandwiches, 2 ct. (clearance $1 ea)
    • 2 Silk  Protein & Fruit Smoothie Beverages, 1 qt, (sale $2 ea)
    • 2 Sundown Vitamin D ($3.29 ea)
    • 2 Hershey Mini Chocolates, 15+ oz ea (clearance, Easter candy $3 ea)
    • 1 Russell Stover Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs (clearance, Easter candy $0.25 ea)
    • 4 Russell Stover Chocolate Covered Coconut Eggs (clearance, Easter candy $0.25 ea)
    Coupons:
    • 1 $5 off $30 Purchase, Winn-Dixie coupon from Enjoy The City booklet
    • 1 $5 off 2 Sundown Vitamins, Publix Green Advantage Flyer
    • 1 $1 off Any Dairy Item (Publix Baby Club coupon)
    • 2 $1 off 1 Sundown, peelies
    • 2 $1.50 off 1 Silk Product, any size (printed)

    TOTAL VALUE:  $71.97*
    TOTAL COUPONS:  $16
    TOTAL COST:  $14.82
    TOTAL SAVED:  $57.15*, or 80%

    20 Meals: 
    • 16 Breakfast Sandwiches + 4 oz organic carrot juice
    • 4 Protein & Fruit Smoothie Beverages (Each container has 32 oz, but I'm counting 16 oz as one meal replacement for a lunch or a light dinner @ about 300 calories and about 10 grams of protein - I'm doing this part from memory.)
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    *NOTE:  Total Value and Total Saved per receipt are quite wrong, because they don't take in to account the clearance items.  They rung up so that they don't show as sale items with a "you saved" amount listed.  So I recalculated using the regular prices for the clearance items to more accurately reflect the Total Value and Total Saved.  Vita-licious sandwiches reg. $4.49 ea.  Hershey's reg. $5.99 ea.  Easter eggs reg. $1 ea. 

    FINALLY BOGO: Heaven On A Stick - Frozen Diana's Banana Babies - Find Your Store




    Diana's Banana Babies are one of my favorite frozen treats of all time.  They are just the right size, perfectly ripened to a smooth sweetness, and covered in a nice thick coat of either dark chocolate or milk chocolate.    What could be better!

    I stock up when Publix Florida has them on a Buy One Get One Free sale.  They never have coupons; at least that's what Diana's Bananas told me via email.  They run about $2.50 for each box on the BOGO sale (5 per box, I believe).

    P.S.  It looks like they now make them in a chocolate and peanut covered variety.

    Here's the current SALE deals for Diana's Banana Babies, per their website:

    • Publix:  4/26 - 5/2/12 BOGO
    • Winn-Dixie:  4/25 - 5/2/12 BOGO
    • Albertsons Phoenix:  4/16 - 5/7/12 BOGO
    • Food Town:  4/20 - 4/27/12 Sale
    • Harvey's:  4/4 - 4/25/12 Sale
    • Food Lion:  4/4 - 4/25/12 Sale
    • Dominick's:  3/29 - 5/3/12 Sale


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    PUBLIX: Weekly Ad & Matchups - Thursday, 4/26 to 5/2/12 (for some 4/25 to 5/1)

     PUBLIX
    Weekly Ad Savings
    4/25/12 to 5/2/12

    The upcoming Publix weekly ad contents along with coupon match-ups is available for viewing at I Heart Publix.   The sale prices might vary from what you find in your local Publix stores because they are from the Atlanta metro Publix weekly ad.  

    Here are some of my favorites for stockpiles in the pantry and freezer.  

    Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread, 16 oz, BOGO $3.99 for 2
    • COUPON:  $0.50 off 1 Pepperidge Farms Bakery Product from SmartSource insert of 2/26/11
    • FINAL PRICE:  $1.50 per loaf
    • SAVINGS:  62%, or $5 on 2
    Smart Balance Spread, 7.5 to 15 oz, BOGO $2.59 for 2
    • COUPON:  $1 off 2 spreads or sticks from SmartSource insert of 4/1/12
    • FINAL PRICE:  $0.80 each package
    • SAVINGS:  70%, or $3.58 on 2
    Diana's Bananas - Banana Babies Chocolate Cov. Bananas, 10.5 oz, BOGO $4.49 for 2
    • COUPON:  --
    • FINAL PRICE:  $2.25
    • SAVINGS:  50%, or $2.25 on 2
    Nestle Toll House Cookie or Brownie Dough, 16 to 16.5 oz, $2.50 ea
    • COUPON:  $1 off 1 Nestle toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough from SmartSource insert of 3/25/12
    • COUPON:  $1.25 off 2 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, PRINTABLE
    • FINAL PRICE:  Best, $1.25 each
    Kleenex Tissues 68 to 184 ct (excl Cool Touch), $1.25 each
    • COUPON:  Publix Store Coupon $1 off 2, 50 ct or more, from SmartSource insert of 4/15/12
    • COUPON:  Publix Store Coupon $1 off 1, 50 ct, from "Bundle of Savings" booklet
    • FINAL PRICE:  Best for 184 ct, $0.75 each when you buy 2

    I know that fresh-cut flowers would not be a stockpiling item, but they are a lovely treat at this price.

    Lily Bunch, BOGO $4.49
    • COUPON: --
    • FINAL PRICE;  $2.25 each
    • SAVINGS:  50%, or $2.25 on 2

    Sunday, April 22, 2012

    Earth Day Events Around The U.S.A.


    FIND YOUR REGION ON THE MAP

    Locate Events
    Thank you to the EPA for putting together this list of Earth Day 2012 Events.

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    "Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find." ~Time Magazine

    Sunday, April 22, 2012
    Earth Day


    Please...
    Celebrate Our Planet
    Love Our Planet
    Respect Our Planet 
    Protect Our Planet




    MOTHER'S DAY: Sweet Pearl Bookmark - Make It With Your Own 2 Hands - Michael's Stores

     Can You Spare 2 Minutes For Mom?  
    I Hope So !!


    Once you pick out up a few things at Michael's or find them in this drawer or that drawer at home, you'll need about 2 minutes to complete the three steps to make this keepsake bookmark that any Mom will cherish forever when it comes from your hands to hers on Mother's Day.   You might even find that you have all the supplies you need right there in your home.  To do this, you'll need to put on your Clever Cap to think of substitutions for the items suggested on Michael's Material's List for this Pearl Bookmark project.  Perhaps an old costume jewelry bracelet or necklace and a charming pendant or perfect charm.  The simple details for this handmade project is right HERE.

    You make it.  She'll love it.
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    Saturday, April 21, 2012

    MOTHER'S DAY: Vibrant Electric Cupcakes - Make It With Your Own 2 Hands - Michael's Stores

    Anyone Can Do It!
    Beautiful - Frugal - Fun
    Prep Time Just 10 - 15 Minutes
    Then Bake & Frost

    With the Spring holidays behind us, it's time to focus a little more on Mother's Day (May 13, 20120.  This year, any Mom will surely appreciate a homemade gift from you, especially one so sweet for her palate and so tantalizing for her eyes.

    Wouldn't these homemade beauties make a bright and wonderful gift or addition to a Mother's Day gathering or special meal. Simple enough for kids and novices, this is a no-brainer.  Just do it!

    Make these Electric Cupcakes for Mom using a very short list of ingredients and a simple 5-step instruction sheet from Michael's Stores.

    Get it HERE.  

    REMINDER: FREE At Target - Reusable Bags - April 22nd

    FREE Reusable Bags
    Target Stores
    April 22, 2012

    Target will be giving away one bag per guest on April 22, near the Guest Service desk.   Mark your calendar and try to get in there early before they are all gone.  Think about how environmentally friendly it will be when you can use this bag over and over instead of plastic shopping bags.

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    Friday, April 20, 2012

    FREE: Three Hallmark Greeting Cards at CVS

    Starts 4/22/12
    CVS

    Buy 3 Hallmark cards for 99¢ at CVS during the week starting 4/22/12 and get them free with a printable CVS coupon for $3 Off three cards.  If your three cards are over $1 each, you can reduce the total by $3 with this coupon.

    FREE: $2 in MP3s from Amazon with Code

    Amazon Code =  MOMROCKS
    Expires 4/22/12


    • Login to Amazon HERE.
    • Click on Enter Your Code
    • Enter Code MOMROCKS
    • Click Apply
    • You should now see the $2 Credit in your account.
    • Use it now or by 11:59 pm (PST) on 4/22/12

    You can download your FREE MP3s right away or leave them in Amazon's Cloud until you are ready to grab them.  But you must use the $2 credit by 4/22/12 so that you won't lose it.

    I saw this great deal posted on survivingthestores.com


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    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    PUBLIX: Stork Delivery - Newst Baby Club Coupons - $1 Off Produce & More

    PUBLIX

    New Baby Club Coupons
    Expire June 18, 2012

    I think it is admirable that Publix is considerate enough to include non-baby items in the periodic coupon mailings they do to members of the FREE Baby Club.  It shows that some thought went into process of choosing products that may be necessary, but not typically thought of when making a shopping list for things that are needed with a baby in the house.

    For example, in the envelope that arrived today were the following Publix store coupons:
    • $1 Off Any Dairy Item
    • $1 Off Any Fresh Meat Item
    • $1 Off Any Produce Item
    • $1 Off Shout Laundry Product 8.7-60 oz
    • $1 Off Two Ziploc Containers, 2 - 6 ct. 
    • BOGO Publix Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon 35 ct.
    • BOGO Publix Wipes Refill, Unscented or Sented 72 ct.

    Naturally there are baby-specific coupons too.  To join the Publix Baby Club, visit Publix.com

    • $1 Off Stonyfield Farm Organic YoBaby Yogurt
    • $5 Off Publix Diapers, Big Box
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    Wii - 1 Day Sale - Remote & Nunchuk Combo $14.99 (reg. $49.99) - FREE Shipping

    Save 60%
    But Hurry - One Day Deal



    FREE shipping makes this an even better deal from this eBay seller.  Dont need them now?  How 'bout putting away for the next birthday party for a Wii owner, or for a stocking stuffer, or upcoming birthday, or just to have an extra set at home or to take with you "on the road" when you are going to play at someone else's home.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    MOTHER'S DAY: Make Her Gift With Your Own Two Hands - Michael's Stores

    Mother's Day
    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Michael's Stores - Everything You Need
    Free Project Instructions & Supplies Lists

        

    Decorated Mugs
    Unique Handmade Cards
    Beautiful Homemade Treats
    One-Of-A-Kind Apparel
    Embellished Stepping Stones

    What Mom wouldn't appreciate a special gift that you or the kids made for her?  Visit Micheal's website for instructions and lists of supplies needed for the project that says "Mom" to you.  Start this weekend and you'll have plenty of time for a masterpiece.

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    EARTH FARE MARKET: 20% Off Bulk Foods - Honor Our Earth

    Earth Day Savings Offer
    Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets
    4/18/12 - 4/22/12

    20% Off Bulk Food
    (less packaging = less waste)

    PLU 80092


    Well, well, well - How Convenient !  
    Earth Fare makes it simple to get the discount.  You decide if you want to (a) print the coupon, (b) show it on your mobile device, or (c) simply provide the PLU #80092 to the cashier.  I received my coupon by email, and so can you.  Visit Earth Fare and sign up.


    (oops - I originally had the wrong title on this post, but updated it right away.)


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    Monday, April 16, 2012

    DINING OUT: Stonewood Grill - $15 Off $30 For Moms

    A MOTHER'S DAY GIFT 

    50% Off A $30 Purchase at Stonewood Grill



    Dine at a Stonewood Grill restaurant on Mother's Day 2012, and as a special gift they'll give Mom a certificate for $15 off $30, to be used on a future visit.

    Nice Bonus Gift for Mom (or you)!  I signed up for the FREE Stonewood Club emails and received this deal in my email box today.

    FYI: Reminder - IRS Filing Date for 2011 Taxes is Tue, April 17, 2012.

    Tax filing day, April 15, 2012, fell on a weekend and Monday is a federal holiday, so the

    FILING DATE = TUESDAY, 04-17-12

    Including:
    Tax Return Forms
    Extension Forms

    File online or get your envelope postmarked by 4-17-12.
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    PUBLIX: Super Low Price for Red Baron's Large Pizzas - Hurry.

    WOWSER! 
    $1.20 Per Large Red Baron's Pizza

    PUBLIX


    Red Baron Pizza (large size) BOGO $6.39* for 2 (weekly ending 4/18/12 in Florida)
    • $1.00 OFF - Use 1 Manufacturer's coupon from Winn-Dixie's weekly ad exp. 4/17/112 (if your Publix accepts Winn-Dixke as competitor)
    • $1.00 OFF - Use 1 Store coupon from Target's website (then look for their Coupons link at bottom of  page)
    Pay $2.39 for TWO Red Baron's Pizzas. 

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    *This price is from SE Florida, where food prices are usually on the high side, so you may be able to score an even lower price in your Publix.

    BRIGHT IDEA: FREE G.E. Light Blulbs at Target

    Target Freebie



    Target's GE basic light bulbs start at about $1.95 per package.  Use the printable coupon for $2 off 1 package from Target's website and score a FREE pack of GE light bulbs.


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    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    PUBLIX: 39 Meals - 47 Snacks - 16 Cups Milk & Juice - More - $59.33

    PUBLIX AD 
    (ending 4/18/12 in Florida)
    Publix did not accept Winn-Dixie $5 off $30 coupons toward the two $50 gas cards because I had the two Publix $10 off coupons from current ad. There were lots of posts and comments here and there about how Publix accepted both coupons stacked, but my Publix said it would be too many "store" coupons per their policy.  I knew that and was fine with it, but thougt I'd ask anyway.


    Groceries Purchased
    1 Odwalla organic carrot juice, 1/2 gal.
    1 Simply OJ, large
    1 Romaine lettuce hearts, 3 ct.1 Organic milk, 1 gal
    2 Kraft Milkbites, 5 ct. 
    1 Kraft large size Swiss cheese slices
    2 Kraft Fresh Taste cheese mixes
    1 turkey Cobb salad from deli, just made (enough four 2 meals)
    1 fountain drink, 32 oz
    1 Boar's Head deli turkey, 4+ oz.
    1 Hormel Natural deli turkey, 8 oz.
    2 Mrs. Paul's Parchment Tilapia, 2 ct.
    2 Birdseye steam veg, 4 servings per bag
    2 Birdseye Voila, 3 servings per bag
    6 Red Baron Pizza, full size
    1 Lenders bagels, NY Style
    2 chocolate bunnies, hollow, med.
    2 Mazaretti salad dressing, refrigerated (and one didn't 777777777777777
    1 Sunmaid raisins, largest
    1 Badia garlic powder, largest
    1 Organic Publix black beans, can
    1 La Tortilla, large 
    4 Snackwell snack bars
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    $150.54 Value
    $59.33 spent out of pocket
    $91.21 saved, over 60%

    Now lets see how many meals I expect to get from my $59.33 expenditure.  We don't eat much meat or poultry 

    39 Meals
    4 parchment tilapa w/steamed veggies
    18 pizza and simple salad 
    4 deli wraps - turkey or chicken, cheese, lettuce, (slices of onion from pantry)
    5 bagels for breakfast (butter, spread or jam from fridge)
    2 Cobb salad
    6 Voila by Birdseye

    47 Snack and Treats
    20 Snackwell bars*
    10 Milkbites*
    14 servings raisins
    1 bagel

    2 chocolate bunnies

    *The bars can also be a quick breakfast along with a glass of OJ or fresh fruit


    Remainder for fridge and pantry
    8 cups organic juice
    8 cups organic milk
    and a few more things

    Gas Cards Purchased
    2 Shell gas cards, $50 ea

    I used printable and clipped coupons, plus three of the $5 off from the Enjoy the City book.  I also forgot to give cashier two coupons totaling $1.25.  Next time...


    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    Mmmmm. Cobb or Chef Salad + Lg. Drink Just $4.78 @ Publix - Enough For 2 People

    PUBLIX 
    Through 4/18/12

    Yum.  Ate this for dinner yesterday and it was so large that two of us shared it.  We added a couple of breadsticks from our freezer.  These salads can be found in the cooler at the Deli Department and are NOT the pre-packaged small salad bowls found in the produce section these days.  They are med fresh in the back of Deli and put out on display.

       $5.49 Sale on Salad
    + $1.29 Large Fountain Drink
    = $6.78
    - $2.00 Coupon
    =$4.78 TOTAL for 2 meals.

    Here's How:

    • Cobb and Chef Salads are on sale this week (per weekly ad) at Publix stores for $5.19 (SE Florida).

    • Take $2.00 off with Publix coupon from SmartSource insert of 4/1/12 when you buy one of the salads and a large fountain drink.  

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    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    FREE: For Kids - MP3 Downloads

    Very Free on Amazon


    Amazon has at least a half dozen free dowload in it's Children's Music section.  When you view them you'll see that the price noted is $0.00.  You just proceed as though you are buying them and you'll just keep seeing zeros where the costs would show up.  Enjoy them HERE.

    For Cuteness Sake - I Had To Share These Pups' Faces

    Too Cute to Not Share 
    Look at These Faces
    (What kind of dogs are these?)


    I saw this ad on Yahoo this morning and wanted to pass on the smile it raised in me.  I don't know what kind of puppies these are, but they sure are cute.  Let me know if you know what kind of dogs they are.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    DINING OUT: What? $3 For $25 Boston Market eGift Card.

    93% Savings
    Boston Market $3 Gift Card

    I had to read this deal to make sure I wasn't missing some hidden flaw to this deal.  There really isn't one.  You just have to pay attention to the dates in case you want to cancel any membership when the trial period(s) end.

    Worth A Look
    Pay Attention To The Details

    In a nutshell:

    • PAY Saveology $3 using a credit card & RECEIVE a $25 Boston Market eGift Card that you print or show on your mobile device (can start to use on 4/14/12 and there it NEVER expires, nor does it charge monthly dormancy fees if you don't use it for a while).
    • RECEIVE $15 Saveology Dollars for FREE and you'll be enrolled for 48 hours in Saveology's Elite Loyalty Program trial membership.  If you don't cancel within 48 hours it will be turned into an automatic membership and you will be PAY $10 and will RECEIVE another $15 Saveology Dollars for each month you remain a member.  
    • You'll receive a free subscription to MyTechHelp Gold Plus Plan ($9.99 value).   This is an organization that provides technical support for computers, smartphones, etc.*
    So my math tells me that 
    • for $3 I will get $50 worth of goods / services.  
    • for $13 I will get $65 worth of goods / services.
    And, the Saveology Dollars will be used in the future to pay for deals that also offer huge savings.

    See the deal HERE so you can check on the details.  The deal will be around for 2 more days or less if they sell out.  I've seen deals like this end early due to popularity and lots of purchases.**



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    *It doesn't say how long the free subscription is to MyTechHelp, but I'm thinking it is a month because of the $9.99 value, which is the same as their monthly charge.

    **I've purchased several Saveology deals and am very satisfied with everything.

    DINING OUT: Macaroni Grill - Free Dessert w/Purchase - Coupon

    Macaroni Grill
    Through April 22, 2012

    Free Dessert With Purchase of their Italian For Two special.


    Printed or Mobile Device Coupon Required.   
    Here's a Link That Should Help.


    You may be asked to register, but I'm not sure about that.  I received this offer in my email today.



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    MOTHER'S DAY: Super Reduced Jewelry from $19 - Silver, Emerald, Pink Shapphire, Ruby, More

    Jewelry for Mother's Day or Any Special Occasion
    Treat Yourself



    • Sterling & Emerald Ring $19 (reg. $92)
    • Sterling & Pink Sapphire Ring $19 (reg $54
    • Sterling & Diamond Earrings $29 (reg $87)


    There are also bracelets, pendants and necklaces at low prices like these.  Brad at Brad's Deals always find great prices on jewelry.  Visit Brad's Deals HERE.

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    FREE: One Pound *Organic* Pears With A $5 Purchase

    FREE ORGANIC PRODUCE
    4/11 to 4/15/12
    Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets


    The friendly folks at Earth Fare markets have sent another GREAT DEAL coupon by email to folks that have signed up at their site.  So go grab a printable coupon if this deal grabs you.

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    FREE: If Not For You, How 'Bout For Grandma or Grandpa? Could Be A Lifesaver.

    Totally Free & Important

    This is an important health care tool for emergency situations and for medical appointments.  It is a way to gather the most important information about medications, conditions, contact numbers, etc. in one place that can be accessed immediately by simply walking over to your refrigerator.  I just ad-libbed something like this for aging family members, and it would have been great to have ad the LifePac instead.  

    Look for the grey "Order Now" button on left side, HERE

    You can order more than 1 of these LifePacs if you have family or friends that take medication.  They take orders by phone or online, HERE.  No commitment or money of any kind required.


    Here's what CST's website says about the LifePac.  These folks are in the business of providing emergency medical response systems, etc., but they are offering this free of charge.  I ordered several today for family members of all ages, from a child to baby boomers to seniors and elderly.

    immediately the rescue worker knows to go to the refrigerator and find phone numbers, medications you are taking, any allergies, your latest blood pressure and/or any other special instructions to help you during an emergency.
    What does this mean for you?

    Peace of Mind–

    knowing this vital information will be available if ever an emergency should occur. Our LifePac™ program saves lives–it could save yours or a loved one! "

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    PEI WEI: Buy One Get One Free Coupon or eCoupon - WOW!

    April 9 - 22, 2012
    Pei Wei BOGO



    A few months ago I registered with Pei Wei for their Passport.  They send occasional emails with Pei Wei news or promotions, like this coupon that arrived today.  Buy one entree and get one free.  They had a deal like this when I registered.  Pei Wei's prices are reasonable for dinner, and I find their restaurants to have a nice atmosphere for a restaurant where one has to stand at a counter to place and pay for order.  To be fair, this casual bistro chain stages its restaurants with decor that seems more upscale and sophisticated than Panera or Chipotle or Boston Market, which have similar service styles and prices but not food.  Pei Wei's food in higher-ranked league, IMHO.  It cooked from scratch, sort of.  They use pre-made sauces but cook most the rest of most dishes to order, offering up some succulent and impressive tastes.  My favorites are the Asian Lettuce Wraps and the Pad Thai.  But I've enjoyed anything I tasted at Pei Wei.  Watch out for the hot sauces, they are not for the weak-tongued.

    Visit Pei Wei's Site and Register for Passport (free) HERE.


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    Monday, April 9, 2012

    GIFTS FOR PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING: 99.9% Guaranteed They Won't Have This

    Unique - Useful - Conversation Starter
    $10.95 - Saves You 68% 

    Soapstone Thermal Rocks - 30 Minutes of Cold or Hot
    Chill A Drink Without Watering It Down
    Or Keep It Warm

    Wine - Whisky - Soft Drinks - Coffee/Tea 


    These eco-friendly set of resusable stones is a one-of-a-kind gift that works for anyone that consumes beverages.  Just toss them in the freezer or heat them up in a microwave and they are ready to keep your drink cool or warm.  A set of 9 is on sale for $10.95 via Saveology (a site like Groupon).

    11 Bucks for Rocks.  Hahaha.  But when you think about it, it's actually a nice deal and gift for just $10.95.  It's different - for sure.  Useful - yeah I guess so.  Doesn't take up a lot of space - gotta love that.

    There goes grandpa and grandma showing off to their friends about the special rocks you gave them for Christmas.

    Check It Out HERE.  You may buy a maxiumum of three packages at this price.
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    NEW YORK CITY: Visiting, Live, Or Know Someone There? - "MY SINATRA" Show Tickets Half Price

    "My Sinatra"
    Live in New York City
    Off-Broadway

    Just 2 More Days For This Half Price Deal

    Any Sinatra fan will appreciate this and remember it for a long time to come.  "My Sinatra" tickets are being offered for $30 each via Living Social.  The show has received great reviews.


    PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON APRIL 9, 2017
    PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON JULY 1, 2012