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Publix Deals for 2/18-2/24 February 18, 2009

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Here are my favorite deals at Publix this week.  It’s looking good.  Be sure to take note of the Green Giant rebate.  I’ve been waiting for that one.  For a complete list of deals, be sure to check out Jenny at Southern Savers.  If you would like a list of printable matchups only you can visit Sarah here.

 

Buy One Get One Deals

 

Ragu Pasta Sauce, 16 to 26.3 oz jar, or 13.5 oz pouch, save up to $2.19
-.75/2 any Ragu Sauces RP 1/18 (makes it .72¢ ea)

 

Progresso 100% Natural Broth, save up to $2.59
-.50/1 any Progresso broth printable
-$1.25 off any Progresso broth printable (IE) or printable (FF)

 

Juicy Juice 100% Premium Juice, 64 oz bottle, save up to $3.49
-$1/2 off any Juicy Juice Products SS 1/04, 2/01 or printable (makes it $1.24 ea)

 

Progresso Bread Crumbs, 15 oz canister, save up to $1.93
-$1/2 any Progresso product except soups printable (makes it .46¢ ea)

 

Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16.9 oz bottle, save up to $6.49
-$1 off any Crisco Olive Oil RP 2/08 (makes it $2.25 ea)

 

Kashi Instant Oatmeal, 11.28 or 12.1 oz box, save up to $3.59
-$1 off Kashi Hot Cereal or Oatmeal Mambo Sprouts Booklet (makes it .80¢ ea)

 

Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner, 32 oz bottle, save up to $2.49
-.50/1 off any Glass Plus SS 2/08 (makes it .25¢ ea)

 

Ronzoni Pasta, 12 or 16 oz box, save up to $1.39

 

Other Deals

 

Cantaloupes $2 ea
Red or Golden Delicious Apples 3lb bag $2.50 ea

 

 

Progresso Soup $1.25 ea
-$1.10 off any Progresso
printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-.25/1 off Progresso Light SS 2/08
-$1/4 Progresso Soups SS 01/04
-$1/2 Progresso Soups
<printable or
printable(IE) or printable (FF)
-$2/4 Progresso Soups
printable

 

Smart Balance Oil 24oz bottle $2.50 ea
-$1 off Smart Balance Oil RP 2/01

 

Sargento Shredded Cheese $2 ea
-$1/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese SS 1/25 (makes it $1.50 )

 

DiGiornio Pizza $5.50 ea
-$1 off DiGiornio Ultimate SS 2/01 (if included)
-$1 off DiGiornio printable (Food Lion)

 

Green Giant Boxed Vegetables $1 ea
-.50/2 or $1/2 GG Boxed Veges SS 01/04 (makes it .50¢ ea)
-.60/2 GG Boxed Veges
printable
**Qualifies for Publix Rebate in SS 2/08, buy 15 items get $10 back- buy 15 make $2.50 after rebate**

Pillsbury Rolls* (Or Crescents, Squares, Twists, Breadsticks, Pizza Crust, Or Loaf, 8 to 13.9-oz can): $1.66
– $.60/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads:
HERE, HERE and HERE
Price after (1) Coupon: $2.72 for 2
($1.36/each – save 41%)
*Qualifying product for Pillsbury Bake-Off Publix Gift Card Offer – see 2/8 Smartsource for details!

 

Aleve 20-24ct $2.99 ea
-$4/2 Aleve, Bayer, Aspirin etc. Green Advantage Buy Flyer
-$1 off Aleve 20ct or larger
printableor printable or SS 01/04
(Buy 2, use 2 man. coupons and 1 store coupon makes both FREE)

 

Bayer 36-count Tablets, $2.69 ea
-$1 off any Bayer Aspirin 20ct. or larger SS 01/04
-$4 off 2 on any Aleve, Bayer Aspirin, Aleve-D etc. Green Advantage Flyer at Publix exp 1/30
(Use store coupon with 2 Manufacturer coupons and get 2 items FREE)

 

Cover Girl reg. price
-$2.50 off any 2 Cover Girl items PG 01/18
-$2 off any Cover Girl Green Advantage Buy Flyer

(use 2 store coupons and one manufacturer coupon save $6.50 off any 2 items will make some lip and eye items free)

 

Revlon Beauty Tools or Cosmetics reg. price
-$2.50 off any Revlon Beauty Tool or Cosmetic Green Advantage Buy Flyer
-$1 off any Revlon Beauty Tool SS 2/08
-$2 off any Revlon Color Cosmetic product SS 02/08

(just using store coupon makes nail files and clippers free, add in man. coupon for overage or to make other products FREE)

 

Our $50 Grocery Budget ($38.94 this week) February 13, 2009

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Here is my finished shopping for this week.  I went to Kroger 28.98, Publix .20 (Free Icing), Aldi 8.24, and Food Lion 1.72.  My total for the week was $39.14.  So what will I do with the other $10?  Save it for a week when $50 is just not enough!

 

Couponing Primer (part 4) February 11, 2009

Filed under: Couponing Primer — frugalinfranklin @ 8:48 pm
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It doesn’t do you much good to a have an organizer full of coupons if you don’t know what to do with them!  Before you head out to the store with your coupons, it’s helpful to know your store’s coupon policy.  Don’t try to master every store at once.  Learn the ropes at one store and then try another.  The grocery stores are easier than the drugstores.  If you live in the Franklin area, I recommend mastering Kroger and Publix first, as these will net you the largest savings.

Kroger:  Our local Kroger stores double coupons up to .50 every day.  They do not accept expired coupons.  Beyond that, I have had a difficult time getting more of a coupon policy.  I have never been denied the use of any type of coupon (free item, internet printable, or regular coupons) at my favorite Kroger.  I have also never had a limit imposed on the number of like coupons that they were willing to accept.  Great tip:  They will usually let me use a coupon on clearance merchandise.

 

Publix: 

  1. You do not have to buy 2 of the B1G1 items to get the sale price –In other words, if you only buy one it will ring at half price.
  2. If you do buy 2 items that are B1G1 make sure you use 2 coupons to get the best deal –Example, Ragu is B1G1 regular price 1.99.  Buy 2 jars and use 2 .30 off coupons.  The coupons double .60 each.  Your new total is .79 for two jars.
  3. Publix accepts competitors coupons (you can stack with a manufacturers coupon and a Publix coupon too) I have only experimented with Food Lion coupons at my Publix.  It is up to the individual store to determine who is a competitor.  Remember that Publix is not reimbursed for competitor’s coupons, so use them judiciously. 
  4. You can use a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon on the same item –Publix often has store coupons (they are the ones that have and LU# on them).  You can use a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon on the same item.  Example:  Bird’s Eye Steamer’s are on sale for $1.  You have a Publix Q for .25 off and a manufacturer’s Q for .50 off (doubles to $1.00).  You make .25 on each bag your purchase (you must have a set of Q’s for each bag).
  5. Most Publix locations double manufacturer coupons that are .50¢ or less

 

H. G. Hill:  My experience at Hills is the same as at Kroger.   They double up to .50 every day.  They do not accept expired coupons, and I have never had a valid coupon turned down.

Harris Teeter has the policy that seems to change the most often.  You can view their current policy here.

It is best to inquire at the customer service desk at each store.  Better yet, talk to a manager.  If a policy seems to contradict something you have heard from other couponers, go home and check the company’s website.  Some stores, like Wal-mart, are notorious for having employees (even manager’s) who don’t understand the company’s coupon policy.  Don’t be rude, and don’t get discouraged.  If you are sure the employee was wrong, contact their corporate headquarters. 

Remember that the key to maintaining good couponing relationships for everyone is to be polite and positive whenever possible.  Using manufacturer and store coupons (for the store you are shopping at) is a win/win for everyone.  Read Jenny’s great post about this here.  You should not feel like a criminal for using coupons.  And if you are using your savings to provide for your family and share with others, you should feel great about it.

 

Publix Highlights 2/11-2/17

Filed under: Publix — frugalinfranklin @ 12:56 pm
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These are some of the real highlights I see this week at Publix.  You can see a complete listing of coupon matches and deals at Southern Savers.

 

Buy One Get One Deals

 

 

Shedd’s Country Crock Mashed Potatoes, 24 oz tub, save up to $3.59
-$1 off Country Crock Sides RP 1/18

Flatout Bread, found in the deli, 11.2 oz bag, save up to $2.69
-$1/2 Flatout Wraps tear pad in store (found near specialty cheese case) (makes it .84¢ ea)

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5 oz pouch, save up to $2.67
-.50/1 Betty Crocker Cooke Mix printable (makes it .33¢ ea)

-.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix SS 2/08 (makes it .53¢ ea)

Pillsbury Brownie Mix, 19.5 oz box, save up to $1.99
-.40/1 Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Mixes RP 1/11 (makes it .20¢ ea)

Quaker Baked Bars, Oatmeal to Go Breakfast, Muffin Bars, Breakfast Cookies, save up to $3.19
-$3 off 5 Quaker products printable (makes it .99¢ ea)

International Delight Non-Dairy Creamer, 16 oz bottle, save up to $2.05
-$1 off any size International Delight Creamer printable (makes it .03¢ ea)

Soft Scrub Cleanser or stain fighting gel, 24-28.6 oz Bottle or Scrubby Pads, 12 ct, save up to $2.99
-.50/1 off any Soft Scrub product printable (FF) or printable (IE) or SS 1/04 (makes it .49¢ ea)

-$1/2 off Soft Scrub products SS 1/04

 

 

Other Sale Items

 

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, 12 oz bag, 50% off
-.50/1 or $1 off (1) Valley Fresh Steamers SS 01/04

 

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 4 or 4.1 oz pouch,.50¢ ea
-.40/1 Idahoan Potatoes printable (print limit reached) (makes it
FREE plus overage)

-.75/3 Idahoan Potatoes printable (makes it .37¢ ea)

Muir Glen products starting at .99¢ ea
-$1 off any Muir Glen product
printable or printable (makes some items
FREE)

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies $2.50 ea
-$1 off Pillsbury Ready to bake
printable (IE) or printable (FF) (makes it $1.19)
-$1/2 Pillsbury Ready to bake
printable
**Qualifies towards $10 Publix giftcard wyb 15 products in one trip SS 2/08**

Coffee-mate Creamer 16oz $1.66 ea
-$1.50 off any Coffee-mate 15oz or larger
printable (makes it .16¢ ea)
-.50/1 Nestle Creamer SS 01/04
-$1 off Coffee-Mate printable

Viva Big Roll Paper Towels $1.89 ea
-.35/1 off
any Kleenex Viva Paper Towels Big Roll SS 01/11
-.50/1 off Viva Towels SS 01/11 (regional)
-$1 off any Viva Big Roll Paper Towels Celebrate Kimberly Clark booklet at Publix (exp 2/12)

(Use store coupon with Manufacturer coupon makes it FREE or .19¢ ea)

Scotties 85-160 ct Tissues .99¢ ea
-.75/1 off any Scott product Celebrate Booklet (it is a Scott product) (exp 2/12)
-.50/3 Scotties boxes RP 2/08
(Buy 3, Use 3 store coupons and 1 manuf. makes all FREE plus .27¢ overage)

Aleve 20-24ct $2.99 ea
-$4/2 Aleve, Bayer, Aspirin etc. Green Advantage Buy Flyer
-$1 off Aleve 20ct or larger
printable or printable or SS 01/04
(Buy 2, use 2 man. coupons and 1 store coupon makes both FREE)

Bayer 36-count Tablets, $2.69 ea
-$1 off any Bayer Aspirin 20ct. or larger SS 01/04
-$4 off 2 on any Aleve, Bayer Aspirin, Aleve-D etc. Green Advantage Flyer at Publix exp 1/30
(Use store coupon with 2 Manufacturer coupons and get 2 items FREE)

Alka-Seltzer Original 12-count tablets, $2.49 ea
-$1 off any Alka Seltzer Product
printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-$3 off 2 on any Alka-Seltzer or Phillips Green Advantage Flyer at Publix ezp 1/30
(Use store coupon with 2 Manufacturer coupons and get 2 items FREE)

Betty Crocker Icing (.99 ea)

-.50 off (GM 2/08) makes it free

 

Publix Final 2/6 February 9, 2009

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It was an okay week at Publix.  I spent $7.24 on a total value of $24.64 for a savings of 71%.

 

Publix Weekly Deal Highlights February 4, 2009

Filed under: Publix — frugalinfranklin @ 7:23 pm
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The list below is my personal list for Publix.  These are the deals that best suit our needs.  For a complete list of deals please visit Jenny at Southern Savers.  Jenny also has a great explanation of the Publix coupon policy.  It is a very generous policy, so be sure you understand and take advantage of it.  Remember that prices can vary slightly by store, so double check your deals as you shop.  If you miss out on a deal, don’t worry there are plenty more to be had!

 If you prefer printables only, check out Fiddledeedee here.

Buy One Get One Deals

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, or Sunkist, save up to $2.59
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
printable or printable
-.50/2 BC Fruit Snacks or Shapes SS 01/04 (makes it .79¢ ea)
-.50/1 Betty Crocker Fruit Stickers SS 02/01 (if included makes it .29¢ ea)

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup, 18.6 to 18.8 oz can, save up to $2.39
-.50/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest SS 02/01, 01/04, 12/14, 02/08 (makes it .69¢ ea)

 

 Knorr Sides, 4 to 6.4 oz pkg (excluding veggies), save up to $1.49
-.50/2 Knorr Sides RP 01/18 (makes it .25¢ ea)
-.60/2 Knorr Sides RP 01/18 (makes it .44¢ ea)
-.75/2 Knorr Sides RP 01/18 (makes it .37¢ ea)

 

Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, 6 oz box, save up to 1.49
-$1/2 Uncle Ben’s Products RP 01/11 or
printable (makes it .25¢ ea)

 

Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix, 18.25 to 18.9 oz box, save up to 1.69
-.40/1 Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Brownie or Cake Mixes or Frostings, RP 01/11 (makes it .04¢ ea)
-$1/2 Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Brownie or Cake Mixes or Frostings, RP 01/11 (makes it .34¢ ea)

 

Wise Cheez Doodles or Puffed Cheez Croco-Doodles, 8.5 to 9.5 oz bag, save up to $2.99
-.50/1 Wise Snacks
printable (makes it .50¢ ea)

 

Farm Rich French Toast Sticks, 16 oz box, save up to $3.29
-$1 off Farm Rich product Feb. Hallmark, Woman’s Day or Famly Circle Mags (makes it .65¢ ea)
-.75/1 off Farm Rich
printable (makes it .90¢ ea)

 

Land O Lakes Spread Fresh Buttery Taste, 2 ct tub, or Soft Margarine, save up to $1.75
-.30/1 Land O Lakes Spread SS 01/25 (makes it .27¢ ea)
-$1/2 Land O Lakes Spread SS 01/25
-.55/1 Land O Lakes Spread
printable (makes it .32¢ ea)

 

Toufayan Pita Bread, (excluding low carb), save up to $1.29

  

Other Deals

 

 Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 4 or 4.1 oz pouch,.50¢ ea
-.40/1 Idahoan Potatoes (from smartsource.com print limit reached) (makes it
FREE
plus overage)
-.75/3 Idahoan Potatoes
printable (makes it .37¢ ea)

 

Russell Stover Private Reserve, Internationale or American Classics 4.2-4.95 oz. Bags $2.99 ea(price good through 2/6)
-$1 off any Russell Stover 4.2-4.95 oz bag Publix store coupon Yellow Healthy Savings Flyer
-B1G1 Russell Stover 3.95 oz to 4.95 oz bag  SS 11/09
(Use store coupon with 2 Manufacturer coupons makes it .50¢ ea)

 

Pillsbury Rolls or Biscuits $1 ea
-.35/1 Crescent Dinner Rolls SS 01/25
-$1/2 Crescent Dinner Rolls SS 01/04
-.40/2 Italian Breads or Rolls SS 01/18
-.60/2 Italian Breads and rolls
printable or printable
-.50/2 Grands! Biscuits printable or printable

 

Publix Total February 1, 2009

Filed under: Publix — frugalinfranklin @ 10:27 pm
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This is my Publix shop for this week.  My total was 25.28 with a value of $90.97 for a total savings of  72%.  I was especially excited about today’s penny item, which was Tollhouse Morsels.  Overall, this was a great couponing week.  I was glad that I had some surplus money from other weeks that I could use for the Mega event at Kroger.