Tag Archives: Savings

Super Savin’

001

Today’s Value:  $145.26

Advertised Publix Savings (mostly BOGO’s): $54.70

Manufactor Coupons: $20.49

Store/Competitor Coupons: $23.00

Total SAVINGS @ Publix: 99.87!!!

Spent: 45.39

Great Deal Roundup:

Chinet Beverage Napkins .99 Advantage Buy – $1 Q from recent insert= FREE (.01 overage) I got 3 of these.

Keep your eye out at your store for the Chinet “lunch” plates too.. they are Advantage buy till tomrrow 2/$4 and there’s a $2 off coupon in the papers which makes them free. Unfortunately my store was all out and I forgot to get a raincheck!

Kellogg’s Fruit Loops BOGO 4.39 – $1 Printable$1 Printable – $1 FOOD LION Q (was in one of my papers last week but not both??? “Racing Winners Circle“)=  1.39/2=.70 a box!!!! And these are the big boxes!!! 🙂

Produce: $5.99

  • 8 ears of fresh corn on the cob $2
  • 2 Cucumbers $1
  • 5lb bag of Red Delicious Apples: $2.99

Used the following coupons: –$1 Target Bag of Apples Q,$1/$5 Produce FLIP, -$1 Peelie (Off produce wyb Lay’s chips) ,-$1 Peelie (off produce wyb Lay’s chips) (Since Lay’s chips were BOGO.. I got to use 2 of these!)

Total actually spent on all my produce- 1.99

Jello Pudding Snacks (in the fridge aisle) 2.00 – $1 FLIP.60 MQ = .40 I grabbed 2.

Keebler Cookies BOGO 3.99-.55 IP -.55 IP= 2.89/2=1.44 box  *If you happen to like Oatmeal Choc Chip as your flavor, you can sweeten this deal even further.  The same link as provided above also prints out $1 off coupons for that flavor. So you will get both for only 1.99 or .99 a box.  (too bad my kids won’t eat oatmeal cookies)

There were lots more deals to be had, but those were my favorite ones this week.

Be sure to  check out Fiddledeedee for coupon matchups… and I also just discovered this site… iheartpublix…  she does a great job finding all the mathcups too!

siggy1

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Publix

Publix is still my favorite place to shop

I made a run on all the stores in my area today… Target, Walmart, CVS, AND Publix. And I can honestly say that I LOVE Publix the most!

publix1

Target and Walmart were okay on deals for me.. mostly just things like meat and toiletpaper.. no real big savings at the end of my reciept.

But, at Publix… I spent $37.12 and SAVED $81.12

I LOVE THAT!!!

Favorite finds:

Starkist Seasations- (freezer aisle) on sale BOGO at 6.99

-3.00 blinkie I found last week

-3.00 blinkie I found last week

=2 for .99!!!

Red potatoes on sale 1.97 – TARGET Q $1= .97 for a 5 lb bag!

Skippy Peanut butter ( I just finished off my last jar yesterday!) BOGO 2.43 – .40 .40= 1.63 for 2 jars= .81 each.

Quaker Oatmeal on sale 1.99 – $1 blinkie – .55 food lion (no longer in database but expired on 4/31)= .44 a box

Scrubbing Bubbles BOGO 3.29 – $1 – $1= 1.29/2 or .64 each. (I got these coupons from a coupon booklet found at the front of my Publix last week FULL of lots of great cleaning coupons by SC Johnson)

Teddy Grahams/Ritz Bits on sale BOGO 2.99 – $1 Target q – $1 target q = .99/2 or .49 a box. UPDATE: Just found a new coupon to stack with this deal… -1/2 Printable would make this 2 FREE boxes for you! (math: 2.99- 1-1-1/2=0 for 2 boxes!)

Pasta Roni BOGO 1.69 Buy 4 and use $1/4 coupon from recent insert= 2.38/4 or .29 a box.

Yoplait Yogurt (gogurt!) BOGO- use with the .75/2 coupon from recent insert

Pop Tarts (FINALLY) BOGO – use with the $1/2 coupon from recent insert

And of course, I always make sure to use a CVS$10/50 coupon to help out a bit. I’m upset though, because I used my last one today and the CVS machine didn’t print me one this time!

Happy Shopping.. hope this helps some of you!

siggy1

2 Comments

Filed under Publix

List in Hand….

At Publix today I’ve prepared my shopping list online again.

Shopping List

Bakery

Muffins, 4-Count
Using FLIP $2/$5 Bakery coupon
Lender’s Bagels Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1
Sourdough Round French Bread
Using FLIP Bakery Coupon from above

Produce

Florida Grape Tomatoes Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1
Using $2/$5 FLIP Produce Coupon

Trop50 Orange Juice Beverage .Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1 -$1 recent insert

Florida Strawberries3 FOR $5.00
Part of my Produce deal for the FLIP

Grocery

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1
$1/3 IP- Get 6 boxes.. use 2 q’s=  .66 a box!

Classico Pasta Sauce2 FOR $4.00

$1/2 IP

2.00

Knorr Sides Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1
75/2 recent insert coupon
Dole Fruit, Gel, or Parfait Bowls Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1
$1/2 IP
Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables  79¢
.75 off 50% less salt = .04 each!

0.79

Keebler Cookies Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1

Entenmann’s Little Bites .Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1

Chef Boyardee.89¢

Dairy

Yoplait Yogurt Buy 1 Get 1 FREE1
1.50 IP (print 2!) = both FREE!

Meat

Whole Chicken
79¢ lb

And of course, I’ll use a CVS $10/50 or $5/30 leftover in my binder from the past. (My Publix honors expired $/$ competitor q’s)

Next I’ll run by CVS for:

(I live in a limited area with a smaller weekly ad)

2 Gallons of Milk $3 each= 6.00 (I will earn 2 ECB’s)

2 bottles of Dawn dish soap= $2 ( I will earn 1 ECB)

Coupons used:

$1 dawn from home mailer

.50 dawn recent insert

5 ECB from last week

Spend 1.50 Earn 3 ECB.

(Yes, I know I’m “losing ECB’s here, but I’m happy with spending them for milk!!!)

Then I’ll skip by Walgreens and pick up:

Pepsi 12 packs…

They are on sale 3/$10.92  and there’s a Walgreens Flyer q for B3G1. So I’m going to pick up 5.

Why 5? Because in addition to the Walgreens Coupon I’ve printed out 2 of the Diet Pepsi B2G1 coupons!

Buy 3 get 1= 4 rung up at register

those 4 are good towards 2 more free!

total money= 8.42 for 5 12 packs!

(i’ll be using my gift card so this will be free to me)

UPDATE! Receipts now in hand too!

Publix: Savings- 139.94  Spent 84.09!!!

CVS- Spent 8 ECB NO CASH… earned 3 ECB back  and will be drinking FREE MILK all week!

Walgreens: also mixed in a Flintstone Vitamin stacking deal ($2 off in this week’s ad, $1 recent insert, and $1 off Walgreens Coloring Book!) Spent a total of 16.07.. all on my gift card from January’s rebates!

siggy1

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

WFMW- Budgeting

Prov. 31:16

She looks over a field and buys it, then with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.

I may not apply this verse with fields and gardens.. but the following post explains how I “put money aside” in order to can fulfill this trait!

Ever since I moved out of my parents house… 18 years ago.. I’ve always tried my hardest to keep a budget. When I first started, I was waitressing, and bringing home lots of cash. As a young woman on my own, I knew I needed to find a way to keep my money set aside for paying bills like rent, food, electric, gas etc… but it was so hard to keep track! As a waitress, it was exciting to walk out the door on a Friday night with $200 in small bills in my pocket.. but it was also easy to BLOW almost that much money going out with my friends or on a trip to the mall.

So.. I started budgeting.

I knew what my “fixed” expenses were, so I wrote them down.  Then I figured out what I would typically make in a month.  Then I came up with percentages for each expense based on the formula expense/income.

I wrote these percentages down on envelopes labeled with the appropriate category.

Then, every night, when I emptied my pockets of all that cash… I would sit down with my calculator and put the right percentage into EACH envelope. That way.. I KNEW that when the rent was due… I would have enough money to pay for it!

Over the years… I grew up! (how on earth did that happen so fast by the way?)

I changed from an all cash situation to earning a paycheck, and I also added quite a few “categories” to my expense list as I added people to my family. 🙂

So, I developed a spreadsheet to be my “envelope” system on my computer.

realtimebudgetcapture

For demonstration purposes I've used random numbers in this image.

This “budget” spreadsheet is something I open everytime I balance my checkbook or use my Quicken. It is formatted on one tab to have an easy at a glance summary of how much money I have set aside into each needed category.

There is another tab that looks like this:

)

Numbers used are not real! 🙂

This tab helps me figure out what my percentages are…. AUTOMATICALLY! That way, as my needs change, and my budget changes.. I can easily change and update my “envelopes”. 🙂

I’ve created a version of my spreadsheet that has “comments” on the main page so that I can make it available to you all! The “comments” are like directions for how to use each column and tab properly. But once you get it all set up it’s really simple and really only involves a weekly  copy/paste to accurately divide out your deposits.

Here’s a view of it with the comments attached. Remember, they can be turned off in excel once you get the hang of it!

formulamakerwithcommentscapture

If you’re interested in downloading this excel spreadsheet for yourself, you can get it here:

Deni’s Budget Spreadsheet

It will help if you go ahead and think about the categories that might work for your family budget. Remember to do your Fixed expenses first, and your discretionary expenses last.

After you get everything set up and start using this system, it’s important to make sure you don’t “steal” from a certain category just because you seem to have leftovers. This system really helps keep you organized with your spending. If you find that after a year you have a major surplus in one category, then you can take from it and readjust your budget number to reflect what you actually need. I’ve found that in the “electric” category it seems like I have “extra” for a few months… but if I leave it there.. it really helps during those super cold months when the heat bill goes up or during the really hot months when the AC is running full blast. I don’t even notice that my bill is higher than usual because I left the surplus alone on the months when my bill was lower than usual.

Make sense?

Well, it works for me! 🙂 Let me know if it works for you too!

siggy1

PS- If you want to see some more Works for Me Ideas

Click this picturew4mw

7 Comments

Filed under Getting Started, organization, Works-for-Me Wednesday

Publix Savings 1/17/09

publixcheckerMy Publix checker today was a new guy… and he made it a point to tell me that I was his biggest saver today!!! 🙂

Total Value: 127.60

Actually Spent: 44.51

publix-004

Stayed under budget again. 🙂

Here are some of my favorite deals today:

Yoplait Gogurt BOGO 2.99

– $1/2 Printable = 1.99 for 2 = .99 each

Betty Crocker Muffins BOGO 2.59

-1/2 Printable = 1.59 for 2= .80 each

Coffemate Creamer (LARGE SIZE) 2.50

– 1.50 Printable = 1.00 EACH (I printed 2 q’s, so I got 2- this is a great price!)

Tostitos Chips BOGO 4.99 (for the family size bag bite size type)

-1 Target Printable (use 2!) = 2.99 for 2= 1.50 each

(This q say’s Family Size Lay’s chips… Tostitos is a Fritolay company so you can use it on those.)

* My Tostitos bags had a q on them for $2 off any frito lay dip wyb 2 chips so I picked up

Frito lay dip 2.79.. used the q and got it for .79

Ritz Crackers BOGO 3.69

USED THIS Combo coupon deal…. it was a tear pad in the cracker aisle awhile ago.

-$1 wyb Nabisco Crackers AND Kraft cheese

-$1 wyb Nabisco Crackers AND Kraft cheese

Kraft Cheese 2.79 (buy 2)

-.75 Blinkie (use 2)

=1.69 2 boxes RITZ= .84 each

= 2.04 each Kraft Cheese

Publix Icecream 2.79

– $1 Food Lion IP (also prints with $1 off the following: FL Peanut Butter, FL Cereal, FL Cheese- can purchase Publix brand instead in order to use this q at Publix. Print out as many as you think you’ll need because you won’t get a 2nd chance to print from this link on your computer… this rule is always true with Food Lion IP’s)

= 1.79 each

Aunt Jemima Syrup BOGO 3.79

– 1/2 recent insert= 2.79 for 2 = 1.39 each

Need produce? Use the Food Lion IP  -2/5
also prints:

$1 off any Healthy Accents Cough or Cold Medicine
$1 off three FL vitamin waters
55¢ off Nestle cookie dough (refridgerated)

Use Deli products? Use the Food Lion IP -2/5

(Also prints the same as above… but the produce q is replaced with the deli q.)

Don’t forget to use any $/$$ coupons you might have come across!

Today I used another $10/50 from CVS AND a recent Publix mailer of $5/30

so, how did Publix treat you today???? Please comment!

Be sure to check out Fiddledeedee for more Publix deals!

siggy1

4 Comments

Filed under Publix

Publix Savings More than Double!

cvs-and-wags-016

Have I ever mentioned that I (heart) Publix?????

Please ignore the date in my picture.. this was taken today.. I just didn’t realize this camera had a date on it!

Since this is a whole new year of savings I was curious to see how my “percentages” of savings would look after doing an entire year of couponing, so I started a brand new spreadsheet just for 2009. So far.. I’ve already saved 84%! 🙂

My trip to Publix today was a big help.

Store coupon: 31.50 (this includes competitor coupons)

Vendor coupon: 12.04

Advertised Special Savings 37.22 (mostly BOGO’s)

Total savings: 80.76

Actual Payment Due: 32.97!

That’s over $100 worth of groceries for only $32!

siggy1

Leave a comment

Filed under Publix

Publix Super Savers

publixcheckerThis week at Publix:

Spent 54.24

Saved 67.35

And I feel like I overspent!!! Now I know I’m hooked if I actually feel guilty for spending over $50 a week on groceries.

Favorite deals/steals this week
Totinos’ Pizza Rolls BOGO 3.99

Use (2) 1 Target Q’s and (2) 1 IP= 2 bags free. 🙂 I had enough coupons to get 4 bags free. The Target q’s are now expired though.. so you’ll have to pay $2 for 2 bags.

Glad Drawsting trash bags on Sale 3.99

Use 1 off coupon in the Celebrate Noche Buena coupon booklet @ Publix

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts BOGO 2.19

Found $1 off peelies on select boxes. Use 2 peelies get 2 boxes for 19 cents. 🙂 These coupons say “must be removed by cashier” so you’ll have to use them on those exact boxes. However, at my Publix, the Poptarts are up front, so I showed the customer service rep my binder and asked her if I could peel them and keep them with all my other coupons for easier checkout. She looked at me like I was crazy for even asking and said “of course”.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal on sale 1.99

Used 1 off coupon no longer available. But there is a 55 cents off coupon here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/Coupons/

I guess that’s pretty much it for my special deals this week. No wonder I spent so much! 🙂 Had to buy meat, juice boxes, taco stuff bread… etc.

Still waiting for Old El Paso to go on BOGO again! It’s been way too long! We’re out of our stockpile!

Anyway.. don’t forget to look around at the other Publix Super Savers out there!

siggy1

Leave a comment

Filed under Publix