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Happy Shopping, Little Ms. Coupons
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Spent $34.03 ~ SAVED $195.11 = 85% savings
**Mega Sale = buy 10 participating items and save $5.00 instantly = $0.50 per item discount**
Also, Kroger doubles coupons up to $0.50...for example if I list a $0.50 Q the register actually deducted $1.00 :-)
Transaction #1 ~ Spent $10.37 ~ SAVED $20.25
5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks ~ $1.99 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used two printable $0.50/2 MQ and one $0.40/1 MQ, $0.50/2 Shortcuts Ecoupon, $0.40/1 Shortcuts Ecoupon, **Earned $3.50 catalina for buying 5 fruit snacks = $0.25 ($0.05 each)
4 Pillsbury Pie Crusts ~ $2.49 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used two printable $0.50/2 MQ, $0.50/2 Shortcuts Ecoupon, $0.50/2 CellFire Ecoupon, **Earned $2.00 catalina for buying 4 pie crusts = $2.96 ($0.74 each)
1 Gatorade ~ $0.99 less MEGA $0.50 ~ no coupons = $0.49
Sub Total = $9.20
Tax = $1.17
Total OOP= $10.37
**Used catalinas earned on next transaction**
Transaction #2 ~ Spent $23.66 ~ SAVED $174.86
3 Playtex Gloves ~ $1.50 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used three $1.00/1 MQ = $FREE
1 Playtex Gloves ~ $1.00 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used $1.00/1 MQ = $FREE+
4 Keebler Cookies ~ $1.49 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four $1.50/2 MQ = $0.48 ($0.24 each)
10 Ricola Cough Drops ~ $1.29 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used five BOGO MQ = $FREE
4 Tylenol 8 hour ~ $3.00 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four $2.00/1 MQ = $2.00 ($.50 each)
1 Pert Plus Men ~ $2.49 ~ used $1.50/1 MQ = $0.99
1 Gatorade ~ $0.99 less MEGA $0.50 ~ no coupons = $0.49
3 Chex Mix ~ $1.99 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used three printable $0.50/1 MQ, CellFire $0.50 Ecoupon, Shortcuts $0.50 Ecoupon = $0.47 ($0.16 each)
4 Whiskas cat treats ~ $1.49 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four $0.50/1 MQ = $FREE
4 Birds Eye veggies ~ $1.99 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four 0.50/1 MQ = $1.96 ($0.49 each)
2 I Can't Believe Butter Sprays ~ $1.49 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used two printable $0.75/1 MQ = $0.48 ($0.24 each)
4 Land O Lakes spreadable butter ~ $1.49 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four $0.40/1 MQ = $0.76 ($0.19 each)
4 Betty Crocker Frosting ~ 3 for $5.00 ~ used four $0.50/1 MQ, $0.50/1 Shortcuts Ecoupon, $0.50/1 CellFire Ecoupon = $1.67 ($0.42 each)
3 Swiss Miss cocoa ~ $0.99 less MEGA $0.50 ~ no coupons = $1.47 ($0.49 each)
2 Starkist tuna pouches ~ $1.00 ~ used two $0.50/1 MQ = $FREE
4 Carnation Evap. milk ~ $1.29 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used two $0.50/2 MQ = $1.16 ($0.29 each)
5 DelMonte Tomatoes ~ $0.99 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used $1.00/5 MQ = $1.45 ($0.29 each)
6 Campbell's cream soup ~ 4 for $3.00 ~ used two $0.25/3 MQ = $3.54 ($0.59 each)
4 Nestle choc. chips ~ $2.49 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four $0.50/1 MQ = $3.96 ($0.99 each)
12 Hormel chili ~ $1.29 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four $2.00/3 MQ = $1.56 ($0.13 each)
4 Snuggle liquid ~ $3.49 less MEGA $0.50 ~ used four $3.00/1 MQ = $FREE
- $3.50 Catalina from above
- $2.00 Catalina from above
Sub Total = $15.78
Tax = $7.88
Total OOP = $23.66
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
At participating McDonald's (confirmed at Spring Hill and Columbia locations) you can get a hamburger happy meal for $1.49 on Halloween night.
Sonic:Participating Sonic locations are offering $0.50 Corn Dogs from 5pm-10pm...while supplies last.
Call your local store to make sure they are participating, but kids can get a FREE mini kid-size pizza to take home on Halloween if they wear their costume to the store.
**Spring Hill/Columbia Burger King and Wendy's are not participating at this time.**
$25 dining or gift certificates for $2
$10 dining or gift certificates for .60 cents
Think of them as a $10 off or $25 off coupon. Also note that every store has different requirements. Some require a minimum purchase and some require a minimum gratuity
The Mystery Penny Item at Publix for Sunday & Monday, 10/25-10/26, is:
Publix Greenwise toilet paper (4 pack)
This week's penny item is available with a $10 purchase (before coupons) and is only available on Sunday 10/25 and Monday 10/26.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Also head over to IHeartPublix and check out the link she posted for the Knox coupon...looks like the $4.00 off any Knox product coupons are back!!! Be sure and check out the details on this coupon on her site. Hurry, these won't last long!
Just thought of passing on the notice since I subscribe to your blog. Other readers may be interested. McDonald's is selling their coupon booklet for Halloween with 12 "treats" like free apple dippers, milk or juice, hamburger, and ice cream cone. The whole book is $1 for 12 free treats. Just FYI.
These are awesome little books and I always buy several...that way I can make quick trips through the drive thru and get my kids a nearly free treat! They love it!!! They make great gifts for your kids class mates too!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Spent $5.88 + tax
Great Value Butter $0.99 each ~ no coupons = $0.99 each (EXCELLENT PRICE)
4 Cole's Garlic Bread (not pictured) = $0.40 each
If your like me, then you were bummed when you could not find the $1.00/2 coupon for the Hillshire Farms on sale this week at Publix!
Well, good news...IHeartPublix listed a link HERE to a coupon for $1.00/2 Hillshire Farms products!!! You can print it twice. Go HERE to print the coupon. Pair it with two $1/1 coupons (link sausage) from the Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer or the $1/2 (Rope sausage) from the Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer to pay .50¢ per package for the link or $1 per package for the rope sausage.
Also, you can click on the “Offers” tab and you’ll see an offer to download a mail in certificate for a free cookbook when you buy 3 Hillshire Farm products!
Halloween candy is already reduced at Toys R Us. If you can find a bag marked to $3.49, you will instantly save 50%!
Mars Variety Candies
Sale Price: $1.74 each
$1.00/2 coupons 9-27-09 RP or 10-11-09 RP
Final Price: $1.24 each
Hershey's Variety Candies
Sale Price: $1.74
B3G1 Free coupon 10-18-09 RP
Final Price: $1.31 each
Reese's Variety Candies
Sale Price: $1.74
$0.55/1 coupon 8-23-09 SS
Final Price: $1.19 each
Hershey’s Fun Size 8 bags for $1 ea or less (plus CouponCravings has a $5 off $25 coupon)
Hershey’s Snack Size Bags $1.24 each or Free (if worked in with free deals)
Hershey’s Snack Size bags, 10 bag $1.80 ea or 12 bags $1.62 ea
Coupons that are out:
-$1 off Nestle Candy Bag 11oz + printable
B3G1 Hershey’s Snack Size 9-22oz, SS 10/18
-.55/1 Reese’s candy SS 8/23
-$1/2 Mars or M&M’s Candies 8.6 oz + RP 10/11, 9/27
$1 off Hershey’s Kisses SS 9/13
$1 off Hershey’s Special Dark Bag SS 9/27
Nestlé Butterfinger Fun Size Bar (Or Crunch or Baby Ruth, or Assorted Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, and Crunch, 21 or 24-oz bag): $5.99
$2/1 coupon listed above
= $1.99 for 2
($.99/each - save 84%)
Monday, October 19, 2009
I wanted to post a short update on how things have been going with the policy changes at our local Spring Hill Publix. I have been on vacation for the last 10 days so I have not been into the store myself for a little while (I am going today though)...BUT I have been in contact with Mr. Jones both before I left and while I was out of town trying to keep up to date on how things are progressing :-)
I have been receiving a very large amount of emails with complaints that shopping the SH store has become less than a pleasure lately and I know that it has been a really rough couple of weeks. I want to update you on the things that I have been talking with Mr. Jones about:
It seems the majority of you are still having problems with certain cashiers not accepting your coupons (including manf. q's), sorting your coupons and not accepting printables. The other concerns I have heard are that there have been a lot of out of stock items as well...and the number one complaint has been that the staff is just not helpful or happy like they were before the change.
1) Let me assure you that Mr. Jones is working very hard to correct all these issues :-) He has asked that I pass along his apologies for any unpleasant experience that you may have had in his store in the last few weeks. It is always the goal of Publix that shopping be a pleasure! Please keep in mind that though this whole change has been confusing for us as shoppers...it has been even more confusing for the team members, they are all adjusting as well.
2) Mr. Jones is in the process of training his team members so that there will be less confusion over what is accepted and what is not...PLEASE hang in there and be patient...this all takes a little time. Regarding manufacturer's coupons...some cashiers were reading the coupon wording and were misunderstanding the "one per purchase" wording...hey, it happens! Mr. Jones has assured me that he has corrected the problem with the manufacturer's coupons not be accepted! You are allowed to use one per item...there should be no more confusion over that :-)
3) Please remember that you can always get a raincheck for any out of stock sale item! ALWAYS get your rainchecks...don't leave the store without them, this will ensure that you will be able to take advantage of the sale once the item is back in stock. ALSO remember that you may still use your coupons with the raincheck...even if they expired during the raincheck period (no more than a week expired).
4) PLEASE ask for Mr. Jones if you are in the store and are having a coupon related issue...I can not stress this enough! He will help get things corrected right away...but also he can't fix things if we don't tell him what is wrong. So please be sure and let him know if there is a problem...also let him know when things are right too, that's always a great thing to know :-)
5) Keep sending those emails to let me know how things are going for you...I will continue to pass along the pertinent information and together we will help gets things back on the right track ;-) Be encoraged...it will get better!
On a personal note: I received countless emails after the first posting regarding the coupon change info...I have to say, I was overwhelmed!!! All your emails were such a blessing to me!!! Thanks so much for all the kind words of encouragement that all of you have sent over the last few weeks. I have loved reading your thoughts and hearing how much you appreciate this ministry and all that we stand for :-) God has blessed us so much and I am beyond thankful for each and every one of my readers/students...you have all left a fingerprint on my heart and Faithful & Frugal would not be what it is today without each one of you!
Keep up the good work!!! Happy Shopping :-)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Publix Bagged Candy
This week's penny item is available with a $10 purchase (before coupons) and is only available on Sunday 10/18 and Monday 10/19.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Reminder, it looks like CVS and Dollar Tree are still doing $1.00 papers...although the Walgreens deal has expired!
If you find any other $1.00 paper spots please let me know and I will post it :-)
Thanks Shannon for the heads up!
Here's the FREE Redbox code for today Monday 10/5/09...
This coupon code is good Today Only at Redbox locations to find one near you go here http://www.redbox.com/
The code for FREE Rental is QNGJ7KD and expires Midnight Tonight Oct 5th.
Publix Sandwich Bread
This week's penny item is available with a $10 purchase (before coupons) and is only available on Sunday 10/4 and Monday 10/5.
2 Smartsource and 1 Red Plum
Remember that CVS, Dollar Treeare still running a deal on the Sunday Tennessean for $1.00 each. Inserts vary by region and will always be better in the paper with the largest distribution!
The Walgreens $1 deal has expired!