Weekly Totals & a Twilight Rant + Linky

My friend decided she had to see that new movie everyone is talking about...what's it called? oh yeah 'Twilight'...Ugh...

I know this post has nothing to do with this but I just have to say those books are terrible. I usually get addicted to a series and read them the entire way through, like with 'Chronicles of Narnia', 'Harry Potter', or even 'Gossip Girls' (of course I was in high school when I read those).
But Stephenie Meyer is an irresponsible writer. She wrote Bella as this character 'that a girl could be' which is crap because it just means she couldn't invent an awesome female lead. PLUS it made the 'Shades of Grey' series difficult to stick with because I got sick of her. For those of you that don't know, '50 Shades of Grey' was originally written as fan fiction for 'Twilight'.
Now saying that, Meyer is also a TERRIBLE, completely HORRIBLE writer. She uses "there there". That should never be used. Yes, sometimes when speaking you may phrase something that way but when you are writing a book, it's called edit it before it's publish! It's like she wrote it one night, never looked it over, and said, "Hey I think I will try and make money on this since I'm bored with my life".
Saying all that, I liked the books better than the movies.
My reason?
My imagination is better than their acting.
Okay rant over, now on to what you came here for.

Went to Kroger and Publix this week. Hubby took me after his ridiculously busy week at work. Not only are the Holidays coming up but they are opening a new store in January. So he has been non-stop getting everything ready.

Publix Haul:
{You can still grab these deals for yourself until Wednesday - 11/21}

2 Orajel Toddler Toothpaste, $3.29 (reg. price)
- 2 $2/1 Orajel PUBLIX Coupon Winter Family Savings Booklet or PRINT
- 2 $1/1 Orajel Toothpaste Product 08/19/2012 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2012)
= $0.58 or 29¢ each!

4 Kraft Fresh Take 6 oz, BOGO $2.99
- 4 $1/1 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix, Any (DND 5) – Found On Product peelie (exp 12/31/2012) or here's a $0.75/1 Kraft Fresh Take IP
= $1.98 or 50¢ each!

4 Vanity Fair Premium Napkins, 40 to 100 ct, BOGO $2.29
- 2 $1/2 Vanity Fair® Napkins - RESET! or use this $0.50/1 IP if your store doubles you should get them for $0.15 each!
= $2.58 or 65¢ per pack!
(Not the best deal I've ever got on napkins but these are super nice and perfect for the Holidays. :])

2 Pam Cooking Spray, 5 to 6 oz, (Excluding Organic) BOGO $3.49
- 2 $0.75/1 Pam Cooking Spray or Wesson Canola or Vegetable Oil, 48 oz, TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 11/25/2012)
- 2 $0.40/1 PAM Cooking Spray 10/21/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/01/2012)
= $0.39 or $0.20 each!

2 Lindsay Olives 6 oz, (Excluding Low Sodium and Naturals) BOGO $1.99
- 2 $1/1 Lindsay Olives products IPs (NLA?)

4 Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese BOGO $2.35
- 2 $1/2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinners IPs (NLA?)
= $2.70 or $0.68 each!

4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese 4/$5
- 4 $0.50/1 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese 10/14/2012 SS (doubled) = $1 or $0.25 each!

2 Muir Glen Tomato Paste $0.79 (reg. price)
- 2 $0.50/1 Muir Glen Product IPs (doubled)
= FREE PLUS $0.42 MM

2 Kikkoman Seasoning Mix, 89¢
- 2 $0.50/1 Kikkoman Product (doubled)
= FREE + $0.22 MM!

Publix Total: $8.59 {before taxes}
Publix Total Saved: $34.47 {approx.}
Publix Percentage Saved: 90% in Savings! {approx.}

Kroger Haul:
{You still have until tomorrow to catch these deals, so HURRY! ;) }

4 Starbucks K-Cups $6.99
- 2 $3/2 packages of Starbucks IPs
PLUS submitted for THIS $5 rebate!
= $16.96 or $4.24 per 12 pack or $0.35 per cup after sale, coupon, & rebate!

4 Scope Mouthwash, $1.99, Buy 4 P&G mega event
- 4 $1.50/1 Scope Mouthwash, 750 mL+ 11/04/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
= $1.96 or 49¢ each!

4 Carefree Liners, $1
- 4 $0.50/1 Carefree 10/28/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)

2 Original Cheerios $2.50, eligible for free milk promo
- 2 $0.50/1 Original Cheerios IPs (doubled)
= $3 or $1.50 each!

2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts, Select Varieties, 2 ct, 2/$5, eligible for free milk promo
- $2 off milk wyb 2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough or Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts (zip 99218) - NLA?, if not here's a $0.50/2 Coupon
- $0.75/2 SavingStar Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts E-Coupon
= $2.25 or $1.13 each!

PLUS FREE MILK for buying 4 Participating General Mills items! :)
{And at $3.29, I needed those savings! ;) }

4 Pampers Wipes 64-74ct, $.99, Buy 4 P&G Event
- 4 $0.50/1 Pampers Wipes 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (doubled)

4 Old Spice Deodorant, 2.6 to 6 oz, $1.29, Buy 4 P&G Event
- 4 $0.50/1 Old Spice 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (doubled)
= $1.16 or 29¢ each!

4 Secret Deodorant, $1.29, Buy 4 P&G Event
- 4 $1/1 Secret, antiperspirant / deodorant 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2012) = $1.16 or 29¢ each!

4 Duracell Batteries $1.98
- 4 $0.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo LIthium or Specialty Batteries 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (doubled)
= $3.92 or $0.98 each!

- $2 for applying 4 P&G e-coupons to my card.

Kroger Total: $30.41 {before taxes}
Kroger Total Saved: $48.24 {approx.}
Kroger Percentage Saved: 71% in Savings! {approx.}

Total for Both: $39 {before taxes}
Total Saved: $82.71 {approx.}
Percentage Saved: 88% in Savings! {approx.}

Attention Bloggers or Vloggers – at the bottom of this post is a place for you to share your totals! So how did everyone else do this week? No need for anything brag worthy, I care about your savings and love knowing that maybe I helped. :)
If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave a comment on this post letting me know how you did shopping this week!

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  1. I love that e-card! They wouldn't last in the Hunger Games at.all.

  2. Hilarious! I knew that Shades of Grey and Twilight had to have some connection. I'm really not digging the pop literature, where it is all about crappy drama and not good writing. Found you on the hop.

    Have a great day.

    You can find me and my adventures here at Hurley Love

  3. I would love it if you would link these up to my Frugal Friday With Marsha posts each Friday! I love the inspiration to keep going...as I have a pile of coupons on my desk to get in to my binder and several Sunday inserts yet to get cut out.

    p.s. On the Farm Rich give away when I click to give you Klout, it tells me that you don't have an account.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know. I changed my twitter name so it must have updated it as well. I have fixed it on the rafflecopter now though. :)

      And I will definitely start linking up!

  4. Great Haul Diana.. love the Kikkomann and Muir Glen Deals!!

  5. Thanks for linking up with us at the #MTMmixer again this week! Awesome saving by the way. I'm a coupon girl...nothing extreme but I love using coupons and seeing that total go down down down down. The twilight movies are horrible...at least the first one was I couldn't ever bring myself to watch another...and I am not a 50 shades fan...I'm still stuck half way through the second book. I'm in no rush to finish!

  6. I agree with the twilight comments whole heartedly... but I haven't read the Shades of Grey series.
    Following from

  7. Wow, what an awesome blog. I wish I would have discovered your blog before the holidays. I save a lot on clothing items, but i have the hardest time getting into the grocery coupons, it get to be discouraging when I see all the coupons that I don't need and barely any of the ones I do need.

    Maya D

  8. I was not a fan of 50 Shades...it was super weird and the writing was awful (Oh my!) so weird...seriously? Who uses that language?

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection. Please come back Friday to see if you were featured! Happy Thanksgiving! :)


  9. My daughter tried to get me to read the Twilight series, but I couldn't get into it.

    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


  10. At the Price Chopper (in NY, not Missouri)
    3 Mrs. Smith pies at $5.99 each (had a Buy 1 Get 2 free raincheck) and a printable $1 off 1, so 3 pies for $4.99 or $1.66 each.

    1 pound of store brand butter $1.88 with in ad coupon

    2 8oz bricks of Cracker Barrel Cheese, one at $1.88 with in ad coupon and $2 for the second brick (on sale). Also used a $1 off 2 printable coupon

    Total paid: $9.75
    Total saved: over $14!


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