Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Checking the Publix sales last week, there were some things I wanted to pick up. I especially wanted to stock up on Publix 2-ltr drinks at 50¢ each.

Then I checked this weeks' sale and saw there were some good deals this week, too. Rather than make two trips, I waited until today when one of the Publix stores I visit starts it's new weekly sale.
The store 10 minutes down the road from it doesn't start the new sale until Thursday, so I can combine last weeks' and this weeks' sales.

Last weeks sale:

New week sale:

Visit I Heart Publix Super Deals for the coupons for these deals.

Tidy Cats 14 pound litter is BOGO $7.79. I would have bought it at that price, period, but luckily Target has a $2.00 Target coupon that made these $1.90 each!


Snuggle Exhilarations are on sale for $2.99. I used a $1.00 printable and a $1.00 Target coupon to get these for 99¢


Juicy Jucie is on sale for $1.99. I used a $1.00 off 8 pack boxes printable to get these for 99¢


The Publix 16 ounce Hickory smoked bacon is 3/$10, or $3.33 each. Doesn't sound like a great deal at first glance, but then I figured it out per ounce.
The cheapest I've been able to find bacon lately is some cheap quality Carolina Pride stuff on sale for 2/$5.00 for 12 ounce packages.

When I divide $2.50 by 12 ounces = .208333333333¢
When I divide $3.33 by 16 ounces = .208125¢

The Publix better quality bacon is clearly the better deal.


Rice Krispies 9oz box $1.99, use the $1.50 off from the Kellogg's Rewards Site. 
Buy 4 and use the "Buy 4 Kellogg's Cereal, get Free gallon of Milk" Publix coupon from the Yellow Flyer. 
Total cost for (4) boxes cereal and gallon of milk $1.96.


Stopped in at Aldi's for the 3 pound bag of Tangerines for $1.49 and a couple of other things I find cheaper there than at my other local stores like Saltine Crackers, Poptarts, and Chips.

I ended up finding bags of Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries on sale for 25¢ each!!!

I have no idea what to do with Cranberries, but I'll find something.

Nor have I worked very much with sweet potatoes - other than the canned ones I put in my Sweet Potato Casserole for Thansgiving.  I know how to can, though, so I had an idea of canning my own.

I also thought maybe I could make up a batch of sweet potato pie filling and can it. I'm not sure if that's possible, or how much it would take for a pie - pint? quart?

Friday, November 9, 2012


This was one of those deals that might or might not have worked, but I was out driving past a CVS anyway so figured I'd give it a try. It's was a Go in two different metro Atl stores.

First I bought (3) 99¢ American Greetings greeting cards (even though the ad says $2.49 and up, the 99¢ ones worked).  Paid $3.15 with tax, and got back a $3.00 ECB.

Then I bought (2) 1.5oz size John Frieda conditioners (because I didn't need any shampoo). Paid with my $3.00 ECB, adjusted down 2¢, and paid 18¢ in tax.
Then I got back a $5.00 ECB for buying (2) John Frieda products.

Final total, I made $1.67.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Kroger Mega Sale Week 2

Between last week and this we got some new coupons and deals that paired great with the Kroger Mega Sale going on.

I was happy to see the Cool Whip coupons so I could stock up at half price instead of having to buy at full price when I needed some.

I was ecstatic to see the marshmallow coupons since I was planning to buy them anyway! Unfortunately all three stores I visited yesterday were completely out of stock, so I guess I'll have to try again later in the week.

I bought the Stove Top Stuffings because they were 29¢ each, but I'll probably give them to my Mom.

Total Spent $52.44
Total Saved coupons/sale $157.83

I wasn't going to buy the Jell-O pudding cups because 89¢ wasn't that great of a deal to me, we're not huge pudding eaters, but then a new catalina deal started on these yesterday. If you buy (4) you get a $3.00 OYNO coupon back, making these only 24¢ a pack with the $1/2 printable, insert or blinkie coupon. I couldn't pass them up for that cheap. Apparently I can put them in the freezer and turn them into a frozen treat like Pudding Pops.

The Mrs. Smith's pies were a good deal if you like/eat/buy frozen pies. These are regularly $6.99, on sale for $2.99 with the Mega sale. There's a $1.00 printable coupon making them $1.99.
I make what pies we eat, so I wasn't interested in the pie at $1.99.

But then someone discovered a catalina deal that gives you a $2.00 OYNO coupon when you buy a pie and a Kroger brand bowl of Whipped Topping.  The Kroger whipped topping costs $1.00, so it and a pie costs $2.99 after coupon. Then you get the $2.00 OYNO coupon back, making the pie and whipped topping cost a total of 99¢. Sweet deal!
(I would say just in time for Thanksgiving but with all the delicious homemade desserts my Mom and Aunt and Son is (are?) making, frozen pies would probably go over like a lead balloon, lol. These will probably end up going to the fire station with the hubby.)