Weekly Totals - Publix - Saved 89%!

Kind of disappointed in myself on this trip. I was distracted at check out and they were out of some of the items I really wanted/needed. Plus my printer was having connection issues so I didn't get all of the high value coupons from Coupons.com before they were gone. So not my best after all that planning. :(

Anyways here is what I got. Please remember between the two stores I go they double coupons, do half price BOGO, & accept Target/Ingles/Kroger as competitors.

Mid Week Trip - Publix - Saved 90%!

I needed bread and toilet paper. I saw the deal on Playtex infant items and knew I should stock up for little man since I only have girl ones (and most of them are broken). Wish I had the Publix Baby Club coupon to make them moneymakers, but it's okay because they were a GREAT deal!

Weekly Totals - Publix - Saved 72%!


I'm excited for this trip because I stocked up on some produce that we really needed. I might go back and grab some more resolve because with two kids (one who is a boy), I'm going to definitely need it and at $0.50 who couldn't pass it up! ;D The FREE (actually money making) sausage, I'm SUPER excited about because I have a recipe I want to share with all of you and I was waiting for a deal on sausage, so now I can! :D (Yes, I use too many emoticons. ;P)
I also want to thank my mom for all the coupons she gave me on Mother's Day because if I wasn't for her this trip would have not been possible.

So this is what I got:

Weekly Totals - Saved 62%!

I had planned a bigger haul at Publix but my computer was having issues connecting to the printer. It wasn't the printer because I printed the Cheerios coupons from my iPad with no problem. But have no clue what is going on because it printed my shopping list. It seems something with JavaScript, maybe.

So you might see stuff from this sale on to next week's weekly savings post. I decided to head to Kroger first. You got a $3 Catalina when you bought 6 qualifying General Mills products and since I need canned veggies plus my Publix takes Kroger as a competitor, I stopped there first. I got super lucky on that Starbucks coffee deal! And then when I came home, there was an iBotta offer for ANY brand bread! I saved 62% after iBotta savings. I did the picture before I figured in those savings. To learn more about iBotta, you can view my post HERE. New users don't get $10 anymore, but you still get $5! :D So anyways, let's see how I did this week.

Weekly Totals - Publix - Saved 73%!

I was excited for this trip because I got some more great donation items for Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday. The diapers are a good deal to me and although my little man isn't in that size yet, I never want to have to pay full price for diapers and he will definitely go through them.

So I saved 73% this week...

Weekly Totals - Publix - 88% Saved! :D

I did two trips this week. One Thursday and then one Saturday because the new Green Ad Flyer came out. These Flyers can be found in store or in your Sunday papers. I am still not back to buying Sunday papers, so although I might miss some deals, there are TONS of great pintable coupons available to me still. I was so excited for the deals because I love Sambazon and couldn't turn down MONEY MAKING pasta! Plus cheap turkey that although it's made into burgers, it's inexpensive so I can ground it up and use it for  just about anything!

Weekly Savings - Publix - 70%!

Since most of you came here originally for my weekly shopping totals (and to learn how to stretch your budget by couponing), I've decided to bring them back! Aren't you excited? I know I am. I've missed couponing. I slacked off so much and it started with printer issues, but now that we have a new wireless printer (thanks to being an #HPsmartMom) and a compatible computer, I can get back to the grind!

This week I made two trips to Publix. I'm just getting back into hard core couponing (although I never completely fell off the wagon), so there's a few items that I missed but since it's a holiday weekend, we have until Saturday to grab these deals! :D So here's a break down of what I got:

Couponing 101: Always Shop Sales

Kroger deals 6/12

This trip is a perfect example of "How To Shop Sales". I have been couponing for over a year now, but my first advice for saving money on groceries came from my mother-in-law. She said use coupons when you have them on what you would normally buy, but always try and shop sales. Great advice that has helped my family save so much money and how I can afford to be a stay-at-home mom.

This week, we were low on veggies. My family goes through veggies like they are going out of style. Nice problem to have, right? But I have been terrible about buying papers, so I had NO coupons. What's a girl to do? Kroger is having this awesome Buy 10, Get 5 free sale. PLUS my Kroger was having a 4-day sale. And of course the Mega still is going on (and a new one starts next week). :D

So this is what I got:

Buy 10, Get 5 FREE Deal -
10 Green Giant Veggies $1
5 Starkist Tuna $1
= $10 or $0.67 per item

Mega Event Items: Buy 4, Save $4 - (all prices are after Mega savings)
2 Huggies wipes $0.99
- 2 $1/1 Facebook IPs

2 Pull-Up Training Pants $7.99
- $3/1 coupons from Pull-Ups Party
= $9.98 or $4.99 each

1 Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $1.88
- $0.50/1 from Kroger mailer (doubled)
= $0.88

1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats $1.88
- $0.50/1 from Kroger mailer (doubled)
= $0.88

4 Capri Sun $1.29
- 2 $1/2 Capri Suns or Roaring Waters IP
= $3.16 or $0.79 each

4 Finish Powerball $2.99
- 4 $2.15/1 from 6/16 RP
= $3.36 or $0.84 each!

2 Keebler Cookies $0.99
- 2 $1.50/1 from Kellogg's Family Rewards
= $1.00 Money Maker! :D

BOGO deals -
2 Disney Vitamins $6.99
- 2 $1/1 Disney or Marvel Gummie Vitamin Product
= $4.98 or $2.49 each

Other Items -
Kroger Carrots $0.88
Kroger Fresh Selections Salad $2.99
- $0.40 from Kroger mailer
= $2.59
8 Kroger Frozen Veggies 10/$10 ($0.88 after 4 day sale)
2 Beechnut Fruities 10/$10
- 1 $0.50/1 IP and 1 $1/1 IP

Total Spent: $43.18
Total Saved: $73.03
Percentage Saved: 63%! :D

Kroger Fuel Promo
Don't forget to load your 2x fuel points e-coupon at Kroger.com and shop weekends through June & July to save at the pump this summer!

ibotta app

By the way, have I mentioned my love of the ibotta app? I haven't? (I think I mentioned it here) Anyways it's this cool app where you can earn CASH through PayPal for items that you would normally purchase anyways. PLUS you can use paper coupons with this app!
Example, here's a deal from Publix:
Silk Soymilk or Pure Almondmilk, 64 oz, 2/$5
- $1/1 Silk Beverage: (Soy Almond or Coconut milk or Fruit & Protein 1/2 gal+) Target Coupon
- $1/1 Silk Pure Almond Milk Half Gallon
- $0.75 Silk Half Gallon ibotta offer
You actually make a quarter after coupons and ibotta offer!

And right now if you sign up through a referral link (*COUGH* I'll leave THIS right here), you can earn $10 CASH through PayPal when you redeem your first offer. ibotta currently works at these retailers: 7-Eleven, BI-LO, CityMarket, CVS Pharmacy, Dillons, Dollar General, Dominicks, Duane Reade, Family Dollar, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Ingles Markets, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Pathmark, Pavilions, Pick 'N Save, Publix, QFC, Ralphs, Randalls, RiteAid, Safeway, Sam's Club, ShopRite, Smith's, Stop & Shop, Target, Tom Thumb, United States Armed Forces Commissary, Vons, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, WinCo Foods, & Winn-Dixie.
WOW! So what are you waiting for? Don't you want to get paid for products you are buying anyways?

Blogging Lessons & A Coupon Trip (Saved 70%!)

Did you ever lose your way while blogging? That's how I have kind of felt lately. My blog started out as a way to keep track of my pregnancy and then just share deals with friends & family. Then I found that I could make a little money for sharing deals that I was already sharing! And now with giveaways, reviews, and sponsored posts...I feel I have lost my way. I apologize for that. I love that you all are still managing to stick with me through thick and thin. And my randomness. Thank you all.

So on to the reason that I'm assuming most of you still stick around, my couponing trips! :D My dear friend over at Funny Postpartum Lady commented on a photo I shared on my Facebook page about how I saved 70% Saturday on my groceries. The picture isn't very good, but I did manage to buy fruits, veggies, dairy, and meats but only spent about $60! How did I do this? Well I'll give you one of my tips on how I pay for the good stuff; OVERAGE! Next frugal post, I'll share another tip I use; Hint: Catalinas! :D

Okay so this is what I bought. I went to Kroger and Publix but only one trip because I live 30 minutes from anything and gas is expensive. So here are the breakdowns. Today is the last day for most of the Publix deals, but you can grab some of the Kroger deals still. :D

First Stop: Kroger:

Bananas 2.32 @ $0.57/lb
= $1.32

2 Fresh Selections Garden Salad $1.69
= $3.38 Fresh Selections Baby Carrots $1.99

Kroger Potato Chips $1.88
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Slider Buns 10/$10
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Quaker Rice Cakes 10/$10
- $1/2 Quaker Products from All You Magazine
= $1 or $0.50 each

Gallon of Kroger Milk $2.99

Kroger Turkey Burger Patties (3 lb. - frozen) $12.99
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Kroger Sliced Cheese $1.88
= $3.76

2 Kroger Lunch Meat (1 Ham, 1 Turkey) $3.69
= $7.38

Fruit Water Strawberry Kiwi 10/$10
- FREE Kroger e-coupon

14 Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Cups 10/$10
- 2 Buy 5, Get 2 FREE Blinkie Coupons
- $0.50/1 ibotta offer
= $9.50 or $0.68 each!

2 Snuggle Fabric Sheets $2.99
- 2 $0.50/1 Coupons Doubled
= $3.98 or $1.99 each!

5 Enfagrow Singles BOGO $5.99
- 4 $4 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupons (mailed from retailer - always message companies! :D)
- 1 $5 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupon
= $6.03 OVERAGE! :D

2 Crest Toothpaste 10/$10
- $0.50/1 Coupon (doubled)

Wholesome Sweeteners Syrup $4.99
- FREE product coupon from Moms Meet Campaign

Big K Diet Cola 2/$5
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Paper Towels $3.78

Total OOP: $33.52
Total Saved: $91.83
Percentage Saved: 73% Savings!

Second Stop: Publix
***REMEMBER: Today (Wednesday) is the last day to grab these deals if you live in my area (some areas ended yesterday)***

2 Publix Large Eggs 2/$3

2 Van's Pancake $3.15
- FREE product coupons I won from Twitter giveaway

2 Dreamfield Linguine Pasta 3/$5
- 2 $1/1 Printable Coupons
= $1.34 or $0.67 each!

4 New York Texas Toast 25% off
- 4 $0.40/1 coupon from RP 5/12 (doubled) - HERE's a $0.50/1 printable
= $3.04 or $0.76 each

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $5.99
- $0.75/1 Tennessee Pride Blinkie found at Kroger
= $5.24

2 Eckrich Smoked Sausage BOGO $2.99
- $1/1 Facebook printable coupon
= $1 or $0.50 each

4 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - Whole Grain Variety BOGO $1.75
- 2 $1/2 Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Products Coupon
$1.50 or $0.38 each! :D

3 Sambazon Smoothies $2.99
- FREE product coupons from Moms Meet campaign

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, 8 to 24 roll, $5.49

4 Peter Pan Peanut Butter BOGO $3.09 (Heads Up: Price is about to sky rocket on Peanut Butter)
= $6.18 or $1.55 each

2 Evenflo Zoo Friends Bottles $1.59 (reg. price)
- 2 $1/1 ANY Evenflo Zoo Friends product from Coupons.com - NLA
= $1.18 or $0.59 each

4 Nuk 10oz Bottles 2/$4.99
- 2 BOGO Manufacturer Coupons
- 4 $1.50/1 Nuk Product Publix Coupons from Baby Club
= $1 OVERAGE! :D

International Delight Coffee Creamer 3/$5
- $0.75/1 Product coupon
= $0.92

Total OOP: $28.89
Total Saved: $63.13
Total Percentage Saved: 69% Savings!

I also wanted to let you all know about this exciting $1 off pork coupon! :D - Print HERE

Okay so that's how I did shopping last week. Sorry it's so late. I have been so over whelmed (and sick) so I have just been on pause. I will try and get back into updating everything regularly and with a better consistency than it has been lately. Let me know how you all did in the comments! :)

Some free products found here, I received through the Kroger Summer Grilling Bzz Campaign. I love Kroger brand products. The burgers were juicy and fit perfect on the soft slider buns. The cola was refreshing and the chips made the perfect side. I bought more cola later as they had a 4/$9 deal that I just couldn't pass up! I love feeding my family fun foods and when I shop at Kroger, I know I can do it without breaking the bank! :)

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Coupon Policies Change...& it can suck.

I went to Publix yesterday, for the first time in a while. My Publix was great to shop at because they doubled coupons, did half price BOGO, and considered Target, Kroger, & Ingles as competitors. Why they considered Target a competitor, I'm not quite sure because the closest one is about 15 minutes away. But I wasn't going to complain!

I got in check-out and had a good amount of items in my cart and I put everything on the belt (I had my daughter with me so this is never the easiest if tasks). When the cashier scanned everything and I have her my coupons, the first one she came to she said she would have to ask a manager because they no longer accept Target as a competitor. Wha...wha..WHAT?! This totally threw a wrench in my game plan. Apparently they stopped taking them since April 1st...Fool's Day indeed. :/

I am going to have to change my game plan completely when I shop at Publix and may be visiting Kroger more and more.

Here was my grocery list. Items in BOLD are what I ended up buying. Maybe you Publix accepts Target and you'll have better luck.

Tyson Chicken Nuggets or Patties or Tenders or Any’Tizers Snacks, 10 to 13.25 oz pkg, BOGO $3.25
- $1/1 Tyson Any’tizer Snacks 03/03/2013 SS Insert (exp 06/09/2013)
- $1/2 Quaker Items, TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 04/27/2013)
- $1.50/2 Quaker Big Chew or Chewy Yogurt Granola or Soft Baked Bars – 04-14-13 RP Insert (exp 5/18/2013)
- $1/2 Quaker Items, All You Magazine
= $0.25 each!

6 Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper or Tuna or Chicken or Suddenly Salad, 4.4 to 12.2 oz, BOGO $1.59
- 2 $0.75/3 Betty Crocker Hambuger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals
= $0.55 each!

The Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches or Bars, Cone or Fudge Bar or Pop, 24 oz, or Bars, 15.9 to 24 oz, BOGO $4.99
- $1/1 Skinny Cow Low-fat Ice Cream Snack, 4 ct+ (must sign up; bottom left corner)
- $1/1 Skinny Cow ice cream item 4- to 12-ct. Target Coupon
= $0.50 each!

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles, 10 to 11.5 oz, BOGO $1.95
- $0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes 02/03/2013 SS Insert (exp 04/27/2013)
= $0.48 each!

Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4 pk, 3/$5
- $1/1 Activia, 4 pk 03/03/2013 SS Insert (exp 04/21/2013)
= $0.67 each!

2 Bailey’s Coffee Creamer, 16 oz, 2/$3

Gerber Graduates Foods, Grabbers, Squeezable Fruit or Organic 2nd Foods, or Beech Nut, Happy Baby, HappyTot, or Earth’s Best, 25% Off - Would have got these but I now have Yummi Pouches
- $0.50/1 Plum Baby, Tots or Kids Product (IE)
- $1/2 Happy Tot or Happy Baby Pouches
- $1/10 Beech-Nut Baby Food
- $1/3 Beechnut Items
- $0.75/3 Beech-nut Stage 4 or Stage 5 Puree or Yogurt Pouches
- $1/3 Earth’s Best Baby Food Pouches

Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides, 3.8 to 5.8 oz, BOGO $1.29
- $1/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides, any (Maximum of 2 Identical Coupons Allowed in Same Shopping Trip) – 03-24-13 RP Insert (exp 4/21/2013)
- $0.50/2 Knorr sides Target Coupon

2 Birds Eye Voila Skillet Meal, 21 oz, $3.49
- $1.75/1 Birds Eye Voila
= $3.48 or $1.74 each!

2 Buddy Fruits BOGO $1

Colonial Bread 2/$3

8 Sambazon Smoothies and Fruit Juices $2.50 - Not Pictured
- Free Coupons for Moms Meet Meeting - Review/Giveaway Coming Soon

Total Spent = $17.34
Total Saved = $44.71
Total Percentage = 72%! :D

So how did everyone else do this week? Have you ever had an unexpected turn of events with coupon policies like this?

Weekly Totals - Easter Edition + Linky

Publix Easter Deals

Small trip tonight to Publix. I will update tomorrow when I actually go shopping. I just had one of those days (if you read my earlier post) and needed to get out of the house. Anyways. I got a few fun things for Easter. SweetPea's Easter basket fillers and the egg dying kit. :D

They didn't have any Mott's Medley's that are BOGO so they wrote me a rain check and they were also out of the money making Maybelline Eye Shadows and since the green ad coupon expired today I said forget it although they probably would have wrote me a rain check for that too.

So here's what I got:
2 Campbell's Go Soups $2.50
- 2 $1/1 Target.com IP
- 2 $1/1 Bzz Agent Campaign Coupons
($1.00 off (1) package of Campbell's Go Soup)
= $1 or $0.50 each!

Alexia Three Cheese Rolls BOGO $3.69
- $2.50/1 IP (no longer available?)
= $0.65 MM!

Talking Hello Kitty Book $7.99

Pass Egg Kit $1.79
(HERE's a $1/2 Printable)

4 Kikkoman Seasonings $0.99
- 2 $1/1 Kikkoman Product IP
- 2 $1/1 Kikkoman Product IP

4 Snickers Bars $0.99
- 2 BOGO SNICKERS Bar and Peanut Butter Squared Bar
= $1.98 or $0.50 each!

Jennie-O Turkey Bacon BOGO $2.99
- $1.00 off Jennie-O Turkey Bacon 12 oz
= $0.50!

Similac Soy Formula 2/$4.79
- $5 mailed from manufacturer
= $2.60 MM!

Total Spent = $8.66
Total Saved = $25.40
Percentage Saved = 75%!!

Weekly Totals - Publix 3/15 + #Linky

Funny Mom Grocery Shopping

Better late than never and past posting because I needed to get it in. ;)

{I had such a great weekend y'all. Pictures to come on Wednesday. :)}

I decided to go shopping Friday night, so I could get Hubby to watch Sweet Pea and have some me time. Yes, as a stay-at-home my me-time is going grocery shopping.

Weekly Kroger Publix Coupon Savings

First stop of the night was to Kroger. Where there was a guy for Ecover and he gave out free glasses/phone screen cleaning cloths. He also talked about awesome micro-fiber is. If I had a little extra money in the budget this month, I would have bought what he was selling. Great products.

Anyways here's what I bought:

Kroger Crescent Rolls $1.79
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Kroger Shredded Cheese $2.24
= $4.48

2 Fresh Selections Carrots $1.79
- $0.50/2 Kroger Mailed Coupon (DND)
= $3.08 or $1.54 per lb! :)

Kroger Cake Mix 10/$10
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

Private Selection Pork Tenderloin $8.04
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Frosting $1.19
- FreeCoupon from Bzz Campaign

Fresh Selection Tender Spinach $2.69
- $0.40 Kroger Mailed Coupon (DND)
= $2.29

Turkey Breast Lunch Meat $3.15

Honey Ham Lunch Meat $3.15

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $7.69
(Should have bought at Publix)

3 Tide Detergents $4.99 (Part of Cart Buster)
- $3/3 from 3/3 P&G insert
= $11.97 or $3.99 each!

Bananas $0.57/lb
2.39 lbs
= $1.36

Kroger Value Cheese Slices $0.89
- $0.40 Mailed Kroger Coupon (DND)
= $0.49

Kroger Microwave Mac & Cheese $2.50
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

I just noticed they rang up my bananas twice. Ugh! Lesson: Always, Always, Always check your receipts!

Total OOP: $40.80
Total Saved: $33.79
Percent Saved: 46%!

After my many adventures at Kroger, I headed to Publix because it's on the way home and they were having some GREAT sales this week. :)

What I bought:

6 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $1.95
- $0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries, or Pancakes 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/30/2013)
- B2G1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles 10 to 11.5 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Happy Easter” In-Ad Publix Coupon (exp 3/29)
13 Totino's Party Pizzas 10/$10 - Submitting for THIS rebate.
- 2 B3G1 Publix Easter In-Store Ad Coupon
- 4 $0.50/3 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza 03/03/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
- Going to submit for THIS rebate with the Toaster Strudel
= $2.10 for EVERYTHING including the Toaster Strudel after ALL rebates! :D

8 Green Giant Frozen Box Veggies BOGO $1.99
- $1/2 Kroger Mailed Coupon
- 2 $0.60/3 Green Giant Boxed Veggies IP
= $5.76 or $0.72 each!

4 Coffee Mate 32 oz Coffee Creamers 2/$5
- 2 BOGO Coffee Mate 16 oz or larger from CouponNetwork (NLA?)
Here are some others:
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO (2) NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Powdered Creamers, 10.2oz or larger
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO COFFEE-MATE® NATURAL BLISS™ coffee creamers
= $5 or $1.25 each for the BIG bottle! :D

2 Del Monte Fruit Naturals Mango Cup 10/$10
- $0.50/1 Del Monte Fruit Naturals IP from RedPlum (doubled)

4 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, 15 to 24 oz, (excluding Organic) BOGO $2.79
- 2 $1/2 Bertolli pasta sauce products Spring Savings Booklet Publix Coupon or PRINT
- 2 $1.50/2 Bertolli Sauces, any 03-03-13 RP Insert
= $0.58 or $0.15 each! :D

6 Campbell’s Chunky Soup, 15.25 oz bowl or 18.6 to 19 oz can, 4/$6
- 2 $2/3 Campbell’s® Chunky™ Soups Publix Coupon Best Meals Happen At Home emailed coupon
- 3 $0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky or 100% Natural Healthy Request Soups 03/03/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
= $2 or $0.33 each!

4 Kleenex Tissues, 68 to 184 ct, 4/$5
- 2 $50/2 Kleenex , boxes or (1) bundle from PullUps Party Coupon Booklets (doubled)
- 2 $1/2 Kleenex facial tissue 50ct or larger Publix Coupon Spring Savings Booklet or PRINT
= $1 or $0.25 each!

6 Voskos Greek Yogurt, 4. 6 oz, 10/$10
- 3 $0.30/2 Voskos 03/03/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
- 2 $1/3 Voskos Greek Yogurt 5.3 oz or Voskos Crunch 4.6 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Happy Easter” In-Ad Publix Coupon
= $2.20 or $0.36 each!

1 Fresh Express Salad Blends or Kits, 5 to 12 oz, BOGO $3.99
(They only had one left! Boo! Going to go back and get more! :D)
= $1.99

Maybelline Eye Make-Up Remover $3.49
- $2 ANY Maybelline New York item (Manu) Mailed from Kroger
- $2 Maybelline New York item Green Advantage Flyer Publix Coupon

2 Pull Ups Diapers $9.99 - Going to go back and get more! :D
- 2 $3/1 in-ad Publix Coupon
- 2 $3/1 Manu from PullUps Party Coupon Booklet
(Here's a $2.00 off one PULL-UPS Training Pants Jumbo Pack - still a GREAT deal!)
= $7.98 or $3.99 each!! Stock up Price!

Total OOP: $39.41
Total after ALL Savings: $32.19
Total Percent Saved: 71% Savings! :D

Kroger Select Your Deal - Last Day!

Kroger's Cart Buster Event ends TOMORROW! And here are a few last minute deals I thought that you might want to add to your shopping list.

Charmin Bath Tissue, Select Varieties, 12 Double Rolls or Bounty Paper Towels, 6 Big or 8 Regular Rolls, $5.99
- $1/1 Charmin Sensitive (exp 3/13/2013) Upromise eCoupon
- $1/1 Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong MegaRoll (exp 3/13/2013) Upromise eCoupon
- $0.25/1 Charmin 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $0.25/1 Bounty Towels 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, excludes trial/travel size Kroger eCoupon (exp 03/30/2013)
= as low as $4.49 after U-Promise and double coupon!

DiGiorno Pizza or California Pizza Kitchen, Select Varieties, 11.9 to 34.2 oz, $4.99
- $3/2 California Pizza Kitchen pizza, any 12.8 oz+ and Haagen-Dazs 14 oz ice cream or 3 ct. bar product, any tear pad (exp 3/31/2013)
= GREAT PRICE, even better if you can find the tear pad :)

Today is Kroger's last day of their awesome Select Your Deal E-Coupon Promotion that I mentioned last week. I am very excited about the coupons I got. You can pick your deal between the coupons offered and each deal is a surprise! So once you go HERE to Select Your Deal, drop back by and let me know which e-coupons you chose!

Kroger Select Your Deal E-Coupons

The deals below are based on the sales and the e-coupons I received. Everyone's deal will be different.

Always or Tampax Radiant, Select Varieties, Pads, 24 to 36 ct, Tampons, 32 to 54 ct, or Wipes, 46 ct, $6.99
- Select Your Deal Coupon
= $4.49 for the big pack!

Crest Premium Paste, Select Varieties, 6 to 6.2 oz, or Oral-B Toothbrush, 1 ct, 2/$5
- Select Your Deal Coupon (if applicable)
= $0.50 for PREMIUM toothpaste!

Kraft Fresh Takes (approx.) $2.50
- Select Your Deal Coupon
= Should be super cheap after coupon!

To view the complete list of Cart Buster Savings Deals, go HERE.

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Weekly Totals - Saved 72%! + Linky

A few things before we get started this week.
I have a giveaway from an Instagram Prize Pack from MailPix going on right now, the Copy Kids: Eat Fruits & Vegetables DVD Giveaway ends at the end of today, I made some {Easy} Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, and 10 Tips for Beginner Couponers is still my readers favorite post (I would love for you to weigh in). Also don't forget to check the side bar for a different daily FREEbie! :D

Look a little too familiar?
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We went to Khol's this past Friday and I saved 74% from just shopping clearance. :)
Used MySavings Gift Card so FREE to me! :)

Khol's Savings with MySavings

Kroger Coupon Deals


1 Annie’s Organic Macaroni & Cheese, 10/$10 (reg $2.79)
- 1 $0.35/1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese
= $0.30

2 Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust $1.25 Part of Cart Buster
- 2 $1.50/1 Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust

4 Yopa Yogurt, 10/$10
- 2 $0.50/1 Yopa Yogurt
- 2 $1/1 Yopa Yogurt Cup (Facebook - must share)

Baby Mum Mums $3.29
- FREE Product Coupon from Review

Simple Truth Frozen Strawberries $3.39
Simple Truth Vanilla Almond Milk $2.50
Simple Truth Sweet Potato Chips $2.50

- FREE Product Coupons from Bzz Campaign

2 Pampers Kandoo Wipes 42 ct $1.89 (reg. price)
- 2 $0.50/1 Pampers Kandoo Wipes from mailers (doubled)
= $1.78 or $0.89 each

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits 20 ct $7.39
no coupons used

Similac Sensitive Can $4.84 (reg. price)
- $5 coupon from mailer

Schick Razor $8.49
- FREE coupon from Facebook campaign

4 Beech-Nut Fruities 10/$10
- $0.50/1 ANY Beech-Nut stage 4 item (doubled)
- $1/1 ANY Beech-Nut stage 4 item
- 2 $1/1 ANY Beech-Nut stage 4 or 5 item

Cantalope 2/$3 (part of 3 day sale)
no coupons used
= $1.50

4 Diet Coke 6-pks $1.98
4 Regular Coke 6-pks $1.98
(not pictured)
no coupons used
= $15.84

Total after all discounts = $28.48
Total Saved after all discounts = $74.30
Total Percentage Saved = 72%!!

Kroger Cart Buster Savings Event - Select Your Deal!

Cart Buster runs from March 3 - March 16 at all Kroger Co. Family Stores. Go to the Kroger's Cart Buster Savings site and you can pick your store - there are hundreds of products on sale throughout.

Now most of you know SweetPea had an allergy to every laundry detergent except Tide, so of course this Tide deal is my favorite one! This is a great stock up price!

Tide Laundry Detergent, Select Varieties, Liquid, 50 oz, $4.99
- $0.40/1 Tide 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $1.50/2 Tide 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $3/3 Tide Detergent 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
= $3.99, Great price for quality detergent!

Another deal I love is for Tropicana! My Hubby loves this so I am always looking for some savings.

Tropicana or Trop50 50 or 64 oz, $2.99
$1/1 Tropicana Farmstand Bottle, exp. 4/28/13 (RP 03/03/13) - if included
= $1.99 after coupon if Farmstand is included!

Go HERE for the full list of participating products.

A new exciting promotion that Kroger stores are providing for their customers today is the...

What is it?
Only TODAY and March 15th, you will receive three random digital, load-to-card coupons for additional in-store savings. You must have a Kroger.com account with store card and sign in to get the coupons.

Why this promo is awesome:
You get to pick your deal and don't have to worry about clipping or printing anything because you just add it to your store card. The coupons are random, everyone will be shown 3 deals and can choose the one they want to use!

Here are some deals that have been made available:

Any thing FREE is awesome! And you KNOW I'm going to grab some more Tropicana! Remember everyone's deal is different, so once you load your e-coupons, come back here and let me know what deal you got!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Share Your Weekly Totals - Stocking Up On Essentials

It's been an interesting week to say the least. Hubby was off two days this week (YAY!) but that means I had another kiddo to clean up after (boo...). It was really nice to get to spend time with him though. I didn't have B on Tuesday and it was rainy/cold out so we stayed in our pajamas all day. :)

I'm so glad it's March. My birthday month! Plus, February sucked because this was the first month where the tax break was no longer in effect for us. And we weren't adjusted. But it's all good now. Plus Hubby finally got his raise from being promoted to Third Level Co-Manger, so next step means Store Manager! :D

Yesterday we went to Kroger and scored five loaves of bread for $0.59 each on Manager's Special and $1.79 a pound Tyson boneless chicken breasts. My famous Chicken Enchilada recipe with MexAmerica tortillas will be up this weekend. You're gonna love it.

We saved about 49%, but what did I say about not getting caught up with percentages? ;)

Since we didn't really coupon (just bought the necessities), I have compiled a list of some deals that I would have taken advantage of if I had the gas money. :/

And if you would like to know more about how we saved so much on essentials, I am going to write a post very soon about learning how to shop sales and read labels. Exciting stuff! :)

I posted my 10 Tips for Beginner Couponers, which has done really well. If you are an experienced couponer, I would love your input!

Weekly Totals - Publix & Kroger 2/22

funny no vacation for mom

This is how I feel this week. At least I didn't have to take both girls shopping this week. So how was your week?

Still no Poise at my store. :(
So didnt get any money makers. But a few things, I went to Publix twice (once HERE) and then Kroger. I also got some free MexAmerica products in the mail today for a product review so recipe to come soon! :)

There were some coupons that came out and I didn't get a chance to see them before I left, plus I went to Kroger for some essentials. I was planning on getting some more FREE Sunlight Dish Detergent but they were out, and also some more Muller FrutUp because it was SO good but I didn't have the coupons. :(
Again, I say, but apparently I can't listen to my own advice, anyways, always prepare for your grocery trip! :)
Saved 78% at Publix. Spent twice that at Kroger on practically nothing. :(

Publix coupon free

Publix Trip Today (What I got is in BOLD:

Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, 11.3 to 15.66, BOGO $2.99
- 2 $1.00/1 Kraft First Taste E-Mail Coupon (check your account yours could be different)
- $1/2 VELVEETA CHEESY SKILLETS or Casserole Dinner Kits
= $1 or $0.50 each!

Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast, 9.5 to 12 7 oz, BOGO $2.89
- $1/1 Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread or Rolls (Excludes frozen cake products)
= $0.45 each!

Old Wisconsin Summer Sausage, $2.99
- $2/1 Old Wisconsin Summer Sausage or Meat Snack Products (Bites or Sticks) Publix Coupon or in store sheet
- $1/1 Old Wisconsin, snack bites, sticks or summer sausage 12/09/2012 SS Insert (exp 03/31/2013)

Wolf Brand Chili 15 oz
- $1/1 Wolf Brand Chili 15 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Make it Italian” In-Ad Publix Coupon
- $0.40/1 Wolf Brand Chili 01/20/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/03/2013)

1 Wish Bone Dressing, 16 oz, BOGO $2.65
- 1 $0.50/1 Wish-Bone Western Dressing 01/27/2013 RP Insert (doubled)
- $0.50/1 Wish-Bone Salad Dressing
= $0.33

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, 8 ct, 13.5 to 15.2 oz, 3/$5
- $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts or Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps (zip 77477)
- $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts or Pop-Tars Mini Crisps Target Coupon
- $0.50/1 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Oatmeal Delights Toaster Pastries, 8 ct+
- $0.50/1 Pop Tart ibotta Offer
= As low as $0.50 for ALL three after doubled coupon, store, and iBotta!

Fresh Express Salad Blends or Kit, BOGO $3.99
- $0.50/1 Fresh Express ibotta Offer
-$2/2 Fresh Express Salad, any AND Fresh Express Artisanal Salad – found on product peelie

2 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese and Breadcrumb Mix, 6 oz, BOGO $2.99
- 2 $1/1 Kraft Fresh Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix
- $1/1 Kraft First Taste Cooking with Kraft IP
- $1/1 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix 02/10/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
= $1 or $0.50 each! :)

2 Buitoni Pasta, 9 oz, BOGO $2.29
- $1/1 Buitoni, Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce 02/10/2013 SS Inserts (exp 03/23/2013)
- 2 $1/1 Buitoni Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce, create an e-card and send it
15¢ each.
= $0.29 or $0.15 each! :)

2 Atkins Entrees, 7 to 9 oz, BOGO $3.99
-$1/1 Atkins, frozen meal 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 04/30/2013)
- 2 $2/1 Atkins Frozen Meals

8 Beech Nut Stage 2 Baby Food, 4 oz, 10/$4
- $1/10 Beech-Nut Baby Food, stage 2, 4 oz jar, PUBLIX COUPON Publix Booklet, So Much Love
- $1/3 any Beechnut items. (could be free with this IP)
- 1 $1.50/8 Publix Baby Club
- 1 $1/8 Beechnut any stage glass jars IP
= $0.70 or $0.09 each! :)

Huggies Pull Ups $9.99 (reg. price)
- 1 $2/1 in ad store coupon
- 1 $3/1 from Pull-Ups party
= $4.99!! Stock up price! ;)

Saved 57% today and 66% over all, so not bad! :)
So for the week I am at $27.05 for the week, making us under budget again! :)

Publix - 2/19 - Saved 96%!

Publix Extreme Couponing 96% Savings

This trip was really disappointing. I left at 6:30 a.m., arrived when they opened at 7 a.m., and today was Tuesday so they got a truck the night before. I even called yesterday to make sure they would have the item I was looking for. But no. What a waste of gas.

Fresh Express Salad Blends BOGO $3.99
= $2

4 Quaker Muller Frutup 10/$8
- 2 $1/2 Quaker items Target IP
- 2 $1/2 Muller Yogurt Products IP (zip code 00607)
(Here are some other coupons to use to make your own deals:
-$1/3 Muller Yogurt 5.3 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Make it Italian” In-Ad Publix Coupon
-$1/2 Muller Yogurt, Products 01/13/2013 RP Insert)
= $0.80 Money Maker!

2 BeechNut Fruities stage 4 $0.99, 75% off
- 2 $0.50/1 BeechNut stage 4 item IP (doubled)
= $0.50 Money Maker!

2 Cascadian Chewy Farm Granola Bar $1.99 (reg. $3.99)
- $2/2 'Make It Italian' Publix in store flyer coupon
- 2 $1/1 Cascadian Farm Product IP (There's also this $0.75/1 IP as well)

Order Total = $0.66
Food Tax = $0.26
Grand Total = $0.92!!!

Total Savings = $17.29

Percentage Saved = 96%!!

Still pretty good considering! :)
Not sure it was worth the gas though. :/

Weekly Shopping Totals (80% Savings) + Linky!

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!

This is what I made for the hubby as well, of course, a customized coupon book from DateVitation!

I used my FREE Shutterfly prints and this alphabet template to create it and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out! :)

If you aren't sure what this referencing, please go HERE.

Anyways, I am excited about this week's shopping totals. I feel like I got a bunch of what we need and saved a ton!

Publix Trip #1:

4 Sunlight Dish Detergent 10/$10 (Deal in GAF, good until 3/1)
- 2 $1.25/1 IP from Coupons.com Savings Club
- 2 $1/1 IP from Coupons.com, zip 30187
= $0.50 Money Maker!

2 Stouffer's Family Size Entrees $3.99 (reg. $5.55)
- 2 $1.25/1 Target IP
- 2 $1.50/1 IP from Facebook
= $2.48 or $1.24

1 International Delight Coffee Creamer 32 oz 2/$5 (reg. $2.95)
- no coupons used
= $2.50

2 Starbucks K-Cup 12 ct packs $7.49 (reg. $9.99)
- $3/2 Starbucks IP from Coupons.com
= $11.98 or $5.99

Total Spent = $16.46
Total Saved = $23.13
Percentage Saved = 58%

Publix Trip #2:

1 Alka Seltzer $2.99 (after 25% off)
- $2 Publix Publix GAF coupon, exp 3/1
- $2/1 Alka-Seltzer, 10 ct+, regular or plus 01/06/2013 SS
Here's a $1/1 IP from Coupons.com, would still make them FREE
= $1.01 Money Maker!

1 Publix Italian Salad $2.69 (reg. $2.99)

2 Whiskas Cat Treats BOGO $1.65
- 2 $.50/1 Any Temptations, 2/3 RP (doubled)
Apparently there is also a $1/2 Whiskas Temptations Publix IP too! :C
There is now a $1.50/2 Coupon on Target's website but I'm not sure if it's a match)
= $0.35 Money Maker!

2 Starbucks K-Cup 12 ct packs $7.49 (reg. $9.99)
- $3/2 Starbucks IP from Coupons.com
= $11.98 or $5.99

4 Poise Fresheners $3.49 (reg. price)
- 3 $3/1 Poise Feminine Wellness Product, 1/13 SS
- 1 $1/1 IP from Coupons.com
- 4 $3/1 from Publix GAF coupon, exp 3/1
= $8.04 Money Maker! :D

1 Publix 10 oz Sliced Turkey

Total Spent = $7.77
Taxes = $1.88
Total Saved = $39.43
Total Percentage Saved = 84% (80%)

Publix Trip #3: Deals Good Until 2/20!

2 Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread 2/$5
= $2.50 each

Gallon Publix Milk $2.99
- $1/1 from Publix Baby Club
= $1.99

4 Brawny Pick-A-Size 1ct BOGO $1.99
- 2 $1/2 Brawny Coupons.com IP
= $1.98 or $0.50 each

12 Gerber Graduate Pouches 25% off $1.50
- 2 B5G1 FREE Publix Coupon from Love To Save Booklet
- 6 $0.50/2 any Gerber Graduate item coupons from mailer (doubled)
(There are other Printables, check them out HERE)
= $4.50 or $0.38 each!

1 Claritin D all-day Allergy 10 ct $8.89 (reg price)
- $2.50 off 10 ct or larger from GAF (Green Advantage Flyer expires 3/1)
- $10 off 10 ct or larger from BA Campaign
= $3.61 Money Maker!! :D

Bananas $0.69/lb
2.42 lbs
= $1.67

2 Beechnut Fruities 25 % off $0.99
- 2 $1/1 any Beechnut stage 4 or 5 product (reset!)
(There is also THIS ONE for just stage 4, THIS $0.75 off stage 4, $1/3 any items, THIS ONE is a $0.50/1 stage 4, and there were some insert coupons as well but I didn't have them.)
= $0.52 Money Maker!

2 International Delight Coffee Creamers BOGO $2.19
- 2 $0.55/1 International Delight IP (must sign-up for offer)
= $1.09 or $0.55 each!

Zatarain's Garlic Butter Rice 4/$5
- $0.50/1 Coupons.com IP zip 18051 (doubled)
= $0.25

2 Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $4.99
- $1/2 from Kroger mailer
= $8.98 or $4.49

2 Wishbone Salad Dressings BOGO $2.65
- $0.50/1 Wishbone Salad Dressing IP (doubled)
= $0.65 or $0.33 each!

2 Sundown Folic Acid Supplements $3.79 (reg price)
- 2 $3/1 from Publix GAF (Green Advantage Flyer)
- 2 $2/1 any Sundown Vitamin
= $2.42 Money Maker!

2 Fresh Express Salad Blends BOGO $3.99
= $1.99 each

4 Green Giant canned veggies BOGO $1.29
- $1/4 Publix found HERE
- $1/4 Manu from Kroger mailer
= $0.58 or $0.15 each!

3 Similac Isomil Cans (found in clearance) 2/$4.79
- 3 $5/1 mailer coupons (sign up HERE)
= $7.81 Money Maker!

5 Morning Star Veggie Entrees BOGO $3.99
- 5 $1/1 Publix Coupon found HERE
(you can ask them to ring it up as many times you need for Publix coupons)
- 5 $1/1 Manufacturer Coupons from Campaign

Total Spent OOP = $16.30
Total Saved = $101.94
Total Percentage Saved = 86% Savings!!! :D

Total Spent Over All = $40.53
Under Budget!
Total Saved Over All = $164.50
Total Over All Percentage = 80%!!!

Weekly Totals: Publix & Kroger 58% Savings + Linky

This. Is. Me.

Anyways I had some great shopping trips this week!
The first Publix trip was actually a leak over from last week but
we have been fighting colds so I was pretty lazy plus I have been trying to get my blog, diet, exercise, couponing, and everything else in my life organized.
So although I have been saving money where I can,
I need to get back on the Dave Ramsey band wagon! :)

Publix Trip #1:

Pretty proud of this random trip. :)

2 Sabra Hummus, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 2 oz cup or 10 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99
- 2 $1.50/1 Sabra Veggie Dips, 10oz+ 01/13/2013 SS Insert
= $0.99 or $0.50 each!

2 New York Brand Frozen Garlic Breads, 10 – 16 oz, 50% off
(One was $2.65 and the other $3.65 before discount)
- 1 $0.40/1 New York, frozen product 01/27/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
- 1 $0.50/1 New York Frozen Bread All You, November 2012 (doubled)
= $1.36 or $0.68 each!

3 Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, 50% off
($2.45 before discount)
- 3 $0.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites 01/13/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
= $0.68 or $0.34 each!

2 Oscar Mayer Lunchables with Smoothie, $3 (reg $3.69)
- 2 $1/1 tear pads (you can use $1/3 OSCAR MAYER Lunchables Combinations (7oz or Larger) and pay $0.66 each)
- 2 $2/1 LUNCHABLES Lunch Combinations with Smoothie or Fruit, assorted varieties Publix Coupon

4 Gerber Graduate 'lil Crunchies 2/$4
- B3G1 FREE Publix Coupon from Love to Save Booklet
- 2 $0.50/2 ANY Gerber Graduate items, mailed from company (doubled)
(Check out my Printable Baby Coupon Round-Up for other matches.)
= $4 or $1 each

Total Savings = $29.61
Taxes = $0.58
Grand Total = $6.59

83% Savings! :D

Kroger Trip:

I had intentions of getting with coupons but they were out AND I forgot my $0.50/1 Cheerios coupon that would have doubled but did manage to use this Saving Star one making them $1.49 instead of $0.49 that it should have been. I spent too much - $39.61 OOP (if I didn't have a $10 gift card from a campaign, it would have been more) but it's okay because I stocked up on the veggies needed to do the Copy Kids DVD review and some special items for Valentine's Day. :)

2nd Publix Trip:

This trip goes to show why you need to remember what the date is and why you need to write down your game plan precisely when Couponing. :(

So here is what I got:

6 Hallmark Cards $0.99
- 2 BOGO in ad Publix Coupons (should have been 3 :[ )
- 2 $2/3 Hallmark Greeting Card Coupon IP
= FREE (should have been a money maker though)

Angel Soft 24 ct Bath Tissue $5.49
- $1/1 Target IP
- $1/1 Coupons.com IP
= $3.49 or $0.15 a roll!

2 Sargento Shredded Cheese BOGO $4.19
- $1/2 Target IP
- 2 $0.55/1 IP found HERE
= $2.09 or $1.05 each!
PLUS FREE Hawaiian rolls with THIS COUPON

2 Quaker Chewy Bars BOGO $2.99
- $1/2 Target IP
- $1/2 from Jan 2013 All You Magazine
= $0.99 or $0.50 each!

2 Bustelo Coffe (10 oz) $2.69
- 2 $1/1 Facebook IP
= $3.38 or $1.69 each

2 Juicy Juice Fruitifuls 8ct BOGO $3.25
- $1/1 IP from website (Must sign-Up)
= $1.25 or $0.63 each or $0.08 per juice box!

Total Spent = $11.16
Total Saved = $31.07

Percentage Saved = 74%
(If you see another post tomorrow, it's because I thought today was the 9th!)

TOTAL Savings = $78.79
TOTAL Spent = $56.78
($6.78 over budget)
TOTAL Percentage Saved = 58%