Sunday, January 30, 2011

Coupon Inserts

This is a GREAT week for coupons in the Middle GA area!!!  I haven't seen this many good coupons in our area in the year and half I've been couponing.  If you buy papers, go grab a couple more...especially if you need to stock up on Suave or Dove Deodorant.  :-)

RedPlum 1/30

$1 off Advil PM , 16 ct + (exp 4/3)

$1 off Advil product , 40 ct + (exp 3/31)

$1 off Advil Children’s or Infants , 0.5 oz + (exp 3/31)

$2 off Advil Congestion Relief product (exp 3/31)

$1/2 Bar-S franks or bologna , 16 oz (exp 4/25)

.75/1 Caress body wash 12 oz + or bar pk 6 ct + (exp 2/27)

.75/1 Caress Tahitian Renewal body wash , 12 oz + (exp 2/27)

$1/2 Degree Men or Women deodorant or body mist (exp 2/27)

$2 off Degree Men or Women Clinical Protection deodorant (exp 2/27)

.75 off Dove Beauty bar , 6 pk +, excl men+ care (exp 2/27)

$1 off Dove body wash , 10 oz +, excl men+ care (exp 2/27)

$2 off Dove deodorant or body mist , excl trial size (exp 2/27)

$1 off Dove hair care (exp 2/27)

$1 off Dove Men+ Care bar 6 pk + or wash 13.5 oz + or shower tool (exp 2/27)

$1 off Dove Visible Care body wash , 10 oz + (exp 2/27)

.25/1 Hellmann’s product , 16.5 oz + (exp 2/27)

.75 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter product (exp 2/27)

$2 off Kibbles ‘n Bits dry dog food (exp 3/19)

.50/1 Knorr Recipe or Sauce or Gravy mix (exp 2/27)

.50/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta sides (exp 2/27)

.25/1 Lever 2000 bar soap , 2 bar + (exp 2/27)

.60/1 Lipton tea bags (exp 2/27)

.75/2 Lipton tea bags, To-Go, or iced tea mix (exp 2/27)

.30/1 Q-tips cotton swabs (exp 2/27)

.60/2 Ragu pasta sauce (exp 2/27)

.50/1 Skippy peanut butter , 15 oz + (exp 2/27)

$1 off Suave body lotion , 18 oz + (exp 2/27)

B2G1 Suave body wash (exp 2/27)

.50/1 Suave deodorant , excl sweet pea and violet (exp 2/27)

.50/1 Suave Men’s shampoo or conditioner (exp 2/27)

$1/2 Suave Professionals shampoo or conditioner (exp 2/27)

$1/2 Suave Professional stylant (exp 2/27)

$1 off ThermaCare product , 2 ct + (exp 3/30)

$1 off Vaseline Intensive Rescue product (exp 2/27)

$1 off Vaseline lotion (exp 2/27)

$1 Wish-Bone dressing (exp 2/27)

Redplum 1/30

$3 off Abreva product 8/15)

$1.50 off Advantage product (exp 3/31)

$1.50 off multipack or canister of Boost Nutritional Drink or Powder (3/27)

$2 off Citrucel Bulk Fiber Therapy (exp 3/31)

$2 off Ecotrin product (exp 3/31)

.75/1 Jack’s Pizza (3/31)

$2 off Os-cal calcium supplement (exp 3/31)

$3 off Sarna anti-itch (exp 3/31)

Procter & Gamble 1/30

$1/2 Aussie or Herbal Essences product , excl trial (exp 2/28)

.50/1 Bounce dryer bar (exp 2/28)

.25/1 Bounce dryer sheets (exp 2/28)

.25/1 Bounty towels or napkins (exp 2/28)

.25/1 Charmin product (exp 2/28)

$3 off Clearblue ovulation kit (exp 2/28)

$1 off Clearblue pregnancy test (exp 2/28)

$1 off CoverGirl product (exp 2/28)

$2/1 off CoverGirl Lip Perfection Product (2/28)

$10 off Crest 3D White 2 hr Express or Professional Effects whitestrips (exp 2/28)

.75/1 Crest Pro-Health for Me floss (exp 2/28)

$1 off Crest Pro-Health for Me toothpaste (exp 2/28)

$2 off Crest Rinse mouthwash , 946 mL + (exp 2/28)

$1 off Crest Rinse Pro-Health , 440-500 mL (exp 2/28)

.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel (exp 2/28)

.50/1 Downy liquid fabric softener or sheets (exp 2/28)

$2 off Gillette bodywash , excl trial (exp 2/28)

B1G1 Gillette deodorant , excl trial (exp 2/28)

.75/1 Glide floss 25 m + or picks 30 ct + or Oral-B (exp 2/28)

$1 off Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner , excl trial (exp 2/28)

$2 off Metamucil product (exp 2/28)

$2 off Natural Instincts hair color (exp 2/28)

Free Olay Complete facial moisturizer wyb body wash , max $6 (exp 2/28)

Free Old Spice APDO wyb Fresh Collection product (exp 2/28)

$1/2 Old Spice product , 1.7 oz + (exp 2/28)

.75/1 Oral-B manual brush, Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage or (2) Cavity Defense (exp 2/28)

B1G1 Oral-B CrossAction Power Battery Toothbrush, Get 1 Oral-B CrossAction Power Battery Toothbrush Free (2/28)

.75 off Oral-B Pro-Health for Me CrossAction, Advantage or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense brush (exp 2/28)

$2 off Pampers diapers or pants AND wipes 60 ct + (exp 2/28)

$1.50 off Pampers Pampers Easy Ups trainers or UnderJams night wear (exp 2/28)

.50/1 Pepto Bismol product (exp 2/28)

$3 off Prilosec product (exp 2/28)

$8/2 Prilosec product , 42 ct (exp 2/28)

$1/2 Pringles fat free product , 165 g + (exp 2/28)

$1/2 Pringles product , 180 g + (exp 2/28)

.50/1 Pringles Snack Stax or Stix (exp 2/28)

$2 off ProGlide Fusion cartridge , 4 ct + (exp 2/28)

$4 off ProGlide manual or Power Fusion razor (exp 2/28)

$3 off Secret base deodorant wyb Olay bar or body wash (exp 2/28)

Free Swiffer Duster refill wyb starter kit , max $4.99 (exp 2/28)

.50/1 Swiffer refill or Dust & Shine (exp 2/28)

.35/1 Tide detergent (exp 2/28)

$1 off Tide Stain Release (exp 2/28)

$3 off Tide Stain Release 26-50 oz powder, 15-34 ct duo pk or 36-68 oz liquid (exp 2/28)

$3 off Venus Razor cartridges 6-8 ct (2/28)

$1.50 off Vicks NyQuil product (exp 2/28)

$1.50 off Vicks DayQuil product (exp 2/28)

$1 off Vicks product (exp 2/28)

Smart Source 1/30

$1 off Air Wick Candle (exp 3/13)

Free Air Wick Warmer Unit wyb Scented Oil Fragrance (exp 3/13)

$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill Pack (exp 3/13)

$1 off Alka-Seltzer Antacid or Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Product, 10 ct+, (exp 3/31)

.55/1 Armour Meatballs (exp 3/31)

Baskin Robbins 2 for $5 (exp 3/5)

B1G1 Baskin Robbins (exp 3/5)

$1 off Baskin Robbins Frozen Beverage (exp 3/5)

$2 off Baskin Robbins Cake (exp 3/5)

$1 off Bayer Am or Extra Strength Product, 24 ct+, (exp 4/30)

$1 off Bayer Low Dose or Bayer 325 mg Aspirin Product (exp 4/30)

.55/1 Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, 1/2 gallon (exp 4/30)

.55/1 Blue Diamond Shelf Stable Almond Breeze (exp 4/30)

.75/1 Chock Full O’nuts (exp 3/15)

.50/1 Eggland’s Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs (exp 6/30)

.35/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs (exp 6/30)

.35/1 Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked & Peeled Eggs (exp 6/30)

.55/1 Golden Flake Potato Chips 10oz or larger (3/31)
$2/2 Hershey’s stand up bag Milk Chocolate drops, cookies’n’creme drops, Reese’s Minis, Reese’s   Pieces, York Pieces, Almond Joy Pieces or Hershey’s Special Dark Pieces 8oz or larger (3/30)
B1G1 Buy 1 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate King Size Bar or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups King Size and Get 1 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops King Size or Reese’s Minis King Size Free

.50 off 1 Irish Spring Body Washes or 2 Multi-Bar packs (exp 2/19)

.50/1 Krusteaz Pancake Mix (exp 4/30)

.50/1 Marzetti Salad Dressing (exp 4/30)

$1/2 Nabisco Crackers 6oz-16.5oz (3/31)

$2 off Nature Made Cholestoff (exp 2/28)

$5 off Nature Made CoQ10 (exp 2/28)

$2 off Nature Made Fish Oil (exp 2/28)

$1 off Nature Made Vitamin D (exp 2/28)

$1 off Nature Made Vitamins (exp 2/28)

$1 off Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Liquid, 20 oz+ (exp 2/19)

.50/1 Palmolive Ultra Dish Liquid, 20 oz+ (exp 2/19)

.50/1 Pagoda Express Egg Roll or Appetizer (4/3)

$1 off Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners (exp 5/31)

.75/1 off Reynolds Wrap Foil (exp 2/28)

$2 off Schick Hydro Razor (exp 3/13)

.75/1 Schick Hydro Shave Gel (exp 3/13)

.50/1 Speed Stick Deodorant or Lady Speed Stick (exp 2/19)

.50/1 Tabasco Brand (exp 3/15)

.50/1 Texas Toast Croutons (exp 4/30)

.55/1 Tostitos Chips, 9 oz.+ (exp 2/28)

.55/1 Tostitos Salsa, 15 oz+ (exp 2/28)

$1 off Tyson Bagged Breaded Chicken Strips (exp 4/30)

.40/1 Wacky Mac (6/30)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bath & Body Works Groupon Deal

There's a pretty good deal going on at Groupon today.  You can purchase $20 worth of products online for $10 at Bath & Body Works or $30 for $15.  If you love their products then here's the link to get the deal!
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Saturday, January 22, 2011

One of my Favorite Sites

I was asked by a friend if I was really the one posting about SwagBucks or if it was like on FaceBook when you win a game and they automatically post your score or something like that.  Well, I AM the one posting about this website and what it is about.  There is not much on the internet that I am absolutely sold on but SwagBucks is one of those few things!  Honestly, I am asking:  why haven't you signed up for this yet?!?  Here's the link.

This is what I did, I signed up and created my account.  Then I downloaded the "toolbar" for my internet browser (I use FireFox 75% of the time and Safari the other 25%).  I downloaded toolbars for both versions.  This is how I "earn" points:

1)  Searches-I use the search box and do ALL of my searches through it because it will randomly award me with points throughout the day.  However, I will search for things I already have links for such as Facebook, gmail, SouthernSavers, IheartPublix, etc.  I don't do a whole lot of internet searching so in order to give myself more chances to earn points I search for websites I already use.

2) Ways To Earn tab-If you go to the SwagBucks homepage and look up near the top there is a "Ways to Earn" tab.  Supposedly, on a daily basis you can earn about 3 points.  This is how you do it.  Click on "Special Offers" then click on "View our no obligation offers".  I always click "skip" at the end of every offer and then when the last one is gone I am awarded my points.  You can do this daily but I don't always remember.

3) Follow them-SwagBucks is on Twitter, FaceBook, and they have a blog.  I, personally, do not do this because I don't have the time but you may.  Weekly, they will do a "contest" or a type of scavenger hunt for something called a SwagCode.  A SwagCode is typically a phrase that is mixed capital and lower case letters.  If you guess the SwagCode or find the SwagCode then you must enter it on the homepage exactly how you found it (they are case sensitive) and then you will be awarded the appropriate number of points.  Sometimes these are worth a lot of points but like I said earlier, I don't have the time.

4) Messages-After you download the toolbar you will see "From TSG [0]" at the top of your screen.  On occasion you will receive a message from TSG (The Swag Guy/Gal) and the message will give you a hint on where you can find a SwagCode or will straight out give you a SwagCode.  Take the SwagCode to the homepage and enter it to be credited your points!  The messages typically have deadlines so keep your eyes peeled for that one.

5)  Daily Polls-I visit the daily poll....daily.  They are cheesy and unimportant but take about 30 seconds to do and I get my 1 Swagbuck each day.

That is all the information I have at the moment but I can tell you, this is legitimate.  I have earned over 20 $5 Amazon Gift Cards.  Now, I know that is all I talk about is the Amazon GC but when you check it out go look at all the stuff you can get with your SwagBucks, there is more than Amazon GCs!  That is just what I want because I it gives me free things from Amazon!  :-)  So, stop procrastinating and head over HERE to sign up and start searching and earning!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Publix Trip

Yep, that's a picture of what I bought at Publix this morning.  I know, you can't see everything so I will still list it but it was so easy to pull everything out of my bags and set it on our oven to snap a shot of it, I just couldn't resist.  Don't get used to this!  I just wanted to pull out the camera for a minute.  I'm over it.  :-)
What I bought:
$1.60 each*6 Kraft Dressing
$3.19*Publix sugar 5 lb
$2.00 each*2 GM MultiGrain Cheerios (with a rain check)
$1.99*sliced portabella mushrooms
$2.00 each*Fresh Express Salad
$6.85*1 ribeye steak for the most wonderful husband in the world!
$2.00 each*2 Crisco spray
$1.30 each*4 Kraft Homestyle mac-n-cheese for the hubby
$1.29 each*3 travel packs Nyquil
$1.29 each*2 travel packs Dayquil
$1.29*2 cucumbers
$2.15*2 "ugly" tomato
$.75 each*2 Halls cough drops
$.85*Halls cough drops
$1.49 each*3 Quaker oatmeal
$1.45 each*4 Whole Fruit Sorbet
$.70 each*3 cans Hunts diced tomato
$1.79 each*3 cans Hormel chili
$1.10 each*6 bottles Ragu spaghetti sauce (chunky veggies)

Total before BOGO and coupons:  $123.31

Total after BOGO and coupons:  $43.76

I made a little money on the Nyquil/Dayquil and Halls which applied to the total bill to bring it down.  I got the Kraft Homestyle mac-n-cheese for $.30 each, the Kraft dressing for $1.06 a bottle (not the best price I've gotten but I NEED dressing for the 4 million salads I eat a month), the Quaker oatmeal was $.49 a box, Hunt's diced tomatoes $.20 per can, and $.49 each for the Whole Fruit Sorbet.  There were other deals but I don't remember the coupons I had and what they match up to.

How did you do this week so far?
Standing on His Promises,
Mrs. Bubba

$20 Amazon Gift Card for $10


If you head over HERE and sign up for LivingSocial's daily deals then you can purchase the deal of the day which is a $20 Amazon Gift Card for $10!  There is a time limit on the deal so hurry on over.

When I signed up I had to change my city from Macon to Atlanta in order to see the deal.  Just an FYI.  :-)
Standing on His Promises,
Mrs. Bubba

Publix Gift Card

I don't know if y'all remember but I won a $250 Publix Gift Card around July/August last year.  I set a goal of purchasing $700 worth of groceries with the gift card.  I have finally spent the last penny on the card!

For $250 I bought $734.58 worth of groceries!!!  Woohoo and praise the Lord!!!
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Coupon Inserts

Smart Source Preview 1/16

$3 off AcneFree kit (exp 2/28)
$1 off AcneFree non-kit treatment (exp 2/28)
.35/1 Blistex product (exp 3/31)
$1 off DenTek floss pick, $2 + (exp 3/31)
.50/2 Dole Fruit Bowls (exp 3/31)
$1/1 Gortons (exp 4/23)
$1.50/2 Kotex liners (exp 2/28)
$2/2 Kotex pads (exp 2/28)
$1.50/2 Kotex security tampons (exp 2/28)
$1 off Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese (exp 2/16)
$5 off Mail in Rebate wyb Nature Made products (exp 3/18)
$1 off Mucinex product (exp 4/16)
$1 off Scott bath tissue, 8 rolls + (exp 2/27)
.50/1 Scott Natural Flushable wipes (exp 2/27)
$1 off Scott paper towels, 4 rolls + (exp 2/27)
$1.50 off Smart Balance milk (exp 3/2)
$1 off Surf product (exp 2/27)
.40/1 Welch’s Fruit snacks or Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks (exp 3/30)
.50/1 White Castle Micro Burgers, 6 pk. (exp 4/16)

Procter & Gamble 1/16

All exp 2/28
$1 off CoverGirl product
.35/1 off Zest (2) bodywash or handsoap or (3) bar pks
.25/1 off Ivory (2) bodywash or handsoap or (3) bar pks
$3 off Olay Regenerist product
$1 off Olay Facial product
$1.50 off Nyquil product
$1.50 off Dayquil product
$1 off Vicks product
$1 off Prilosec product
$10 off Crest Whitestrips 2 hr Express
.75 off Crest toothpaste
.75 off 1 Oral B Pulsar, Cross Action Advantage, or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense Manual Toothbrushes
$4 off Pur product
$2 off Pur pitcher or faucet mount filters
$1 off Cheer detergent
.25/1 Gain dish soap
B1 Febreze fabric refresher G1 fabric refresher OR air effects
B1 Febreze Noticeables G1 Febreze Warmer
$1 off Febreze candle
$5 off Febreze Flameless Luminary starter kit
$2 off Febreze Home Collection diffuser
$2 off Febreze Home Collection candle
$1/2 Pringles product
.50/1 Pringles Snack Stack or Stix
$1/2 Pringles Fat Free product

Standing on His Promises,
Mrs. Bubba

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Coupon Booklet-Publix

For the first time ever I was there when they put out a brand new coupon booklet!  It was so exciting to be the first person to take a couple out of the stand.  :-)  I watched the lady put the cardboard stand together while I was getting a rain check for Cheerios.  As I watched her it dawned on me that she was going to fill that stand with coupon booklets!  I politely asked her if it was okay if I took one even though she wasn't finished putting it together.  When I told her that normally by the time I get to displays like this all the booklets are gone she smiled, pulled another one out and handed it to me!  So sweet.

The booklet is called "Start Your Year Out With Big Savings" and is all Publix coupons which means that there will be some serious stacking going on.  They all expire on 2/13.  Here is what is in the booklet:

$3/1 any box Huggies diapers
$2.50/1 any Pull-Ups or Goodnites
$1/1 any Cottonelle toilet paper 12 pack or larger
$1/1 any Viva towels bundle pack 4-pack or larger
$3/1 package of Scott Bath tissue (6 pack or larger) AND Scott Naturals flushable moist wipes 51 ct. tub
$1.50/1 Scott towels, long lasting roll
$2/1 any package of Huggies Baby Wipes, refill 184 ct. or larger
$2/2 Kleenex facial tissue (72-260 ct.)
$2/1 Kotex or U by Kotex
$3/1 Depends or Poise
$7/2 Enfamil large powders (22.2 oz or larger)
$8/1 New Enfamil Premium refill box (35 oz) WYB Enfamil larger powder

The booklet also has a rebate in it that says if you buy $35 worth of Kimberly-Clark or Mead Johnson brands (the products listed are the ones that have coupons in this booklet) between Jan 10 and Feb 13 on ONE receipt, mail it in with the form in the booklet to receive a $10 Publix Gift Card.  This is great if you need diapers and/or Enfamil because those items can add up to $35 quickly but if you are like me you might have a tough time buying enough toilet paper and paper towels to add up to $35.  :-)  So, all you moms and dads out there don't forget about the $10 Publix Gift Card.

This is why I highly recommend you hold onto your receipts!  I have an accordion file that I put all mine in by month.  It paid off a few days ago because I was able to submit for a $20 Olay mail in rebate AND a $100 coupon booklet from P&G...all because I had my receipts from the last couple of months!
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Friday, January 14, 2011

Publix Paid Me!

Yes, I stopped in Publix one more time this week and it paid off, literally!  Here's what I picked up:

4-CoffeeMate Creamers 32 oz $1.15 each
1 doz Eggland's Best Large eggs $1.88

Coupons I used:
4-$.80/1 Coffee Mate Food Lion Printable coupon
2-$1/1 Coffee Mate internet printable coupon
2-$.75/1 Coffee Mate internet printable coupon
$.50/1 Eggland's Best internet printable coupon (under normal circumstances would have been doubled)

Here's the deal:

Total Bill before discounts and coupons:  $12.37
Total coupons used:  $7.20
Publix discounts: $5.17

I walked out with .77 in my pocket that they gave me!  If I was numbers savvy I would have picked up a few more cans of Del Monte veggies that are BOGO this week in order to have even more in my pantry for a "rainy day".  Free creamer and eggs are not a bad deal!  :-)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Free NeilMed Mist

NeilMed NasaMist All in one
For those of us living in the allergy capital of the world the NeilMed company helps some of us reduce the use of allergy medications purchased for our families.  We currently have the little Medipot and the squirt bottle but with this mail in rebate I will be purchasing this too.  The great thing about this rebate is that you can submit it twice that is unusual for a mail in rebate.  Go HERE to print the rebate.  The directions are VERY specific so read it carefully and follow the directions so that you will get your money back and have 2 FREE NasaMists in your allergy arsenal!
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Good Deals Get Better

When I shop online I look for coupon codes to either discount what I'm looking for or to get free shipping (I really, really dislike paying shipping).  I also go through this one particular website to get to most of the sites I shop on in order to get cash back from my purchases, even for purchases I make on Ebay.  It's called Ebates and I just got a pretty good deal on genuine HP ink for our printer.  I headed over to Ebates and searched for stores that sell ink then chose a few, including, to compare prices.  When looking over the Ebates site I noticed that there was an online code to get 40% off a second cartridge of ink.  I clicked on the link on the Ebates site and they automatically tracked what I bought.  I added what I need to my cart, plugged in the coupon code I found, got 40% the second and forth cartridge I purchased, free next day delivery, AND received a 20% cash back rebate through Ebates!  Between the 40% off, the free shipping, and the 20% rebate I spent under $20 each on brand new, non re-manufactured, genuine HP ink cartridge...2 of which are the XL or high output and 2 are tri-color.  That is the price I saw knock off or re-manufactured ink cartridges for!

Another example of why this site is so great is last year Old Navy had their carpenter jeans, Bubba's favorite jeans, on sale somewhere around $12-15 each.  I went through the Ebates site to Old Navy's site, bought him 4 pairs of jeans and ended up paying, thanks the the cash rebate, just under $10 a pair!

They have 1000s of sites that offer cash back rebates when you shop through them and several sites will post their discounts or online coupons for you to browse prior to shopping so you get both discounts!  If you enjoy saving money and you are going to shop online anyway then check out Ebates and get a few more dollars put back in your pocket!

Go HERE to see if it's something you are interested in.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Updated: Looking Back at 2010!!!


I finally entered all the receipts I could find into the spreadsheet and have my totals for 2010!  Boy am I excited to see how the year turned out!!!

Our budget for groceries for 2010 was $1680 or $35 a week.  To put this all in perspective our 2009 budget for groceries was $4420 or $85 a week.

I bought a total of $5339.12 worth of groceries (before store discounts and coupons).

I used $1994.27 in coupons.  Took advantage of $1920.83 in store discounts.  Mailed in $320.27 worth of rebates for a total savings of $4235.37!

I spent a grand total of $1424.02 for a total annual savings of 79.33%!!!  Woohoo!  For my first full year of using coupons I would say that was pretty successful!

Updated:  I found receipts for November while I was cleaning out 2010 to make room for 2011 so this is the most accurate picture of our savings for the past year.   I am looking forward to more savings in 2011!!!

How did you do?

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Question For You

Here are a few questions for you:

1)  Would you like me to post a few new pictures of our current stockpiles?

2)  Do you appreciate when I post my shopping trips or are you tired of seeing what I bought?

3)  What subject haven't I covered that you would like to see me write about?

Looking forward to hearing from you!  I'm ready to take this blog in the direction YOU want to see it go.
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Macon Telegraph Deal

One of the things I am asked most is where do I get coupons.  The 2 major sources for coupons are the newspaper and printing them online.  Here is something I mentioned about a year ago and it looks like the deal is still on:

I did not purchase the Macon Telegraph through this website so I do not know if it really is that price at final check out but according to the site it is $.93 per issue for the Sunday Only for 52 weeks.  I believe you must pay for the entire year in advance.  HERE is the link.

PS-I get 2 Telegraphs every Sunday and 2 Houston Home Journals on Saturday.
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Saved More Than I Spent Publix Trip

I went to Publix the other day and forgot to tell you folks about it!  They had a few things on clearance that I just couldn't pass up and I didn't have any coupons for them.  :-)

2-UGA reusable shopping bags $1 each
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Spaghetti $.90
Ronzoni Garden Delight $.89
6-Cover Girl Lipsticks $2.99 each
Cover Girl Nail Polish $1.65
2-Boxes Chanukah cards $.50 each
4-Boxes Chanukah candles $.50 each

Coupons (I'm sorry I don't remember the specifics):
$1 Publix Q

Grand Total: $17.39 (used Gift Card)
Total Saved (includes BOGO & coupons) $41.47

I wouldn't have bought that make up unless it was free or close to free.  The pastas were super cheap too so in reality I paid for the little extras that I picked up!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

$71.35 for $6.89 OOP Rite Aid

I headed out to Rite Aid today because I wanted to pick up some more deodorant and a pack of breathe right strips for the wonderful hubby.  After pouring over the ad and Southern Savers site I finally put together a few transactions that took advantage of the deals I was interested in AND had the coupons for.  Here's what I did:
Transaction 1:
1 Tylenol Precise Heat patch $5 (regularly $7.99)
1 Motrin PM $3 (regularly $5.99)
-$1 Rite Aid Q for watching Video Values
-$6/2 WYB various products including Tylenol Precise & Motrin PM
Total Due: $1.42, paid with Gift Card
Got back $3+UP (like ECBs @CVS or RR @Walgreens) & $2+UP
Transaction 2:
3 Secret Flawless Deo $4 each (regularly $5.49)
1 Breathe Right Advantage $3.99 (reg: $5.49)
-$4 B1G1 Secret Deo
-$1 Rite Aid Q for watching Video Values
-$2 Rite Aid Breathe Right Q
-$1 Breathe Right Q (manufacturer)
Total Due: $3.97, paid with Gift Card
Got back $2+UP & $1+UP

Transaction 3:
Tylenol Precise Cream $5
Motrin PM $3
-$6/2 WYB various products including Tylenol Precise & Motrin PM
Total Due: $.56, paid with Gift Card
Got back $3+UP & $2+UP

Transaction 4 (last one):
Lubriderm lotion $7.99
Clean & Clear Face Cleanser $5.99
2 Aveeno Intense Hand Cream $7.49
Aveeno Shampoo $5.99
-$4/$20 Rite Aid Beauty Video Values
-$1 Clean & Clear In Ad Q
-$1 Lubriderm In Ad Q
-$1 Aveeno in ad Q
-$1 Aveeno in ad Q
-$1 Clean & Clear
-$1 Aveeno
Total Due: $22.40, paid $15.51 with Gift Card and $6.89 cash
Got back $10+UP & $1+UP

That is how I got $71.35 worth of products for $6.89 out of pocket.  What am I going to do with this stuff?  The Tylenol Precise will be used by both of us when we play softball in the next couple of months.  The Motrin PM...will go in our "Cheerful Giver" box to be donated.  The deodorant went in my stash because when I get down to 5 left I feel like I'm about to run out!  The Aveeno shampoo will be utilized by my hubby who could care less what he washes his hair with.  The 2 Aveeno hand lotions will be used by me during these winter months when they tend to dry out.  I will use the Clean & Clear face scrub (although I do love my Olay ProX).  The Lubriderm will either be donated or added to my great stash of lotions.  My husband is snoozing right now with a Breathe Right strip attached to his beautiful nose and HE IS NOT SNORING!!!  :-)

I would love to know what you do with the "extra" items you buy.
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Coupons & Freebies

Right @ Home is at it again!  If you have not signed up for their emails then go HERE. 
Right @ Home is run by SC Johnson and they have give aways and coupons on their site several times a year.  Right now they have 4 coupons for Glade products and a Ziploc gift pack give away on their site.  They also have coupon booklets several times a year that I enjoy receiving because I have about 10 bottles of Dawn with Olay (the small bottles) the I have been able to get free with their coupons from the coupon booklet.  So head over HERE and sign up to get their emails, updates, etc.
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Coupon Inserts

1/09 Smart Source Preview

.50/2 Dole Parfaits (3/31)
.50/2 Dole Gels (3/31)
.35/1 Jello Pudding, Gelatin or Mousse Snacks 6 packs (exp 2/9)
$3 off Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System Starter Kit (exp 2/8)
$1 off Lysol NeutraAir Fabric Mist (exp 2/8)
$1.50 Lysol NeutraAir Aerosol Can (exp 2/8)
$15 off Philips Sonicare FlexCare or REchargeable Toothbrush (exp 4/30)
$10 off Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush (exp 4/30)
$5 off Philips Sonicare Brush Heads or Xtreme Battery Toothbrush (exp 4/30)
$1 off Post It $2 or more (exp 2/9)
$1 off Post It Super Sticky Notes $2 or more (exp 2/9)
$1 off Resolve High Traffic Foam (exp 2/20)
.75/1 Resolve (exp 2/20)
$1 off Hood Simply Smart Milk

1/09 Smart Source Preview

.30/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soups (3/31)
$1 off package of Depend Guards for Men (2/19)
$2 off package of Depend Underwear 6 ct or larger (2/19)
.75/1 Egg Beaters Publix (2/5)
$1 Fiber One Lowfat Cottage Cheese w/ Fiber (2/28)
$1/2 Glade Plugins Scented Gel refill packs (2/19)
$1 off Glade Plugins Scented Gel warmed (2/19)
$1 off Glade Fabric & Air odor Eliminator product (2/19)
$3/1 Glade Sense & Spray starter kit (2/19)
$1 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil twin refill or (2) single refills (2/13)
$3/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil lasting impressions holder (2/13)
.75/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes 14.5 oz or larger Publix (2/5)
.50/1 Land O Lakes Fresh buttery taste spread products (3/5)
.50/1 Land O Lakes Margarine (3/5)
.75/1 Pam No-Stick Spray Publix (2/5)
$1 Buy 1 Gallon or 2 Half Gallons of white PET milk and Get $1 off 1 Gallon or 2 half gallons of chocolate PET milk (2/12)
$1 off Pledge floor care product (2/20)
.75/1 Pledge fabric sweeper for pet hair (2/20)
$1.50/2 Pledge furniture care products (2/20)
.75/1 Pledge Multi-Surface product (2/20)
$1/2 Polaner with fiber (3/31)
.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner refill (2/20)
$5/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Autoimatic Shower Cleaner Starter kit (2/20)
.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles fantastik all purpose cleaner (2/20)
.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles mega shower foamer (2/20)
$1 off Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer refill (2/20)
$5/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer starter kit (2/20)
.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Vanish Drop-ins (2/20)
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaners (2/20)
Free Scrubbing Bubbles brush wyb Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning gel (2/20)
$1 off Shout Color Catcher laundry product (3/6)
.55/1 Shout laundry product (3/6)
$1/2 Swanson stock 26 oz. (3/31)
.50/3 Swanson broth 32 oz. (3/31)
.55/1 Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner or Wipes (2/20)
$1/2 Windex Glass Cleaners (2/20)
$1.25/2 Ziploc brand bags (3/5)
$1.50/2 Ziploc brand containers (3/5)

1/09 Red Plum Preview

$1 off Endust Product (exp 2/20)
$1 off Maybelline New York Mascara (exp 3/9)
$3 off OneTouch Delica Lancets any (exp 2/5)
$10 off OneTouch Ultra Meter (exp 2/5)
$1 off Sara Lee pre-sliced meat (exp 2/28)
Free Secret Deodorant wyb (2) Secret Flawless Scent Expressions (exp 2/28)
.50/1 Whole Fruit Fruit bars (exp 3/1)
.50/1 Whole Fruit Sorbet (exp 3/1)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Friday, January 7, 2011

How to get Kroger Mailers-Repost

I thought this was worth mentioning again:

I've had 2 folks ask me how to get the Kroger mailers that come with coupons in them.  I don't know exactly what I did to start receiving them but I will explain what you can do to assist in maybe getting them.  The first thing you need to do is sign up for a Kroger Card and you have 2 options.  You can sign up for the Kroger Loyalty card and that is all it is or you can sign up for the Kroger 1-2-3 MasterCard.  I have the plain loyalty card.  You can sign up at the Customer Service desk in the store or online at  Once you sign up and have your card in hand then you can go online HERE and set up your Kroger profile.  I would fill it out as completely as possible so that when they do send you mailers you will get things relevant to you and your family. Since we don't have children I do not receive baby food or diaper coupons from Kroger.  I do receive, on occasion, pet item coupons.  If you have already done these two things and you are still not receiving Kroger mailers then I would call customer service and ask them what you need to do:  1-800-KROGERS   (1-800-576-4377).  I have interacted with Kroger customer service one time and they were very pleasant to deal with.

If you know what you did to receive Kroger coupon mailers and I didn't mention it here please comment and let everyone else know.  Thanks!
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

No More Rack! $10 Gift Card Free

If you sign up at No More Rack! they will give you a $10 off your first $20 purchase from their site.  It's kind of like Groupon, they post a deal a day at noon.  The deals go fast but they look good from what I've seen.  Looks addicting so be careful!

If you sign up through this link then I could win prizes.  Once you sign up you can send a link to your friends or send them here so they can sign up through me to.  If I win anything I will let you know!  More importantly is that I was able to share another deal with you guys!!!  :-)  Enjoy.
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Free 8x8 Photobook from Shutterfly

I went in and did a quick 20 picture album from our Israel trip.  No one but us wants to look through 700+ pictures!  This album will be easy to share and features several of the highlights from our trip.  I paid a little over $8 in shipping fees but the book was free if you use the code.  If the code won't work for you then sign up to receive emails from them and one day you will get a code for free items!
Organize It - Preserve memories In A Free 8x8 Photo Book* - Get free bookStanding on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Be on the lookout!

I got an email from SCJohnson telling me to be on the lookout this Sunday for $38 in coupons for their products.  Here's to hoping we see them in our paper!

New Year, New Savings: Save Smart for the New Year - Save up to $38* Check your Sunday newspaper this week for savings of up to $38* on your favorite SC Johnson brands.
New Year, New Savings: Save Smart for the New Year - Save up to $38* New Year, New Savings: Save Smart for the New Year - Save up to $38*
New Year, New Savings: Save Smart for the New Year - Save up to $38*
New Year, New Savings: Save Smart for the New Year - Save up to $38* New Year, New Savings: Save Smart for the New Year - Save up to $38*
New Year, New Savings: Save Smart for the New Year - Save up to $38*
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Publix & Kroger

There was 1 item that I could not find at Kroger the other day so I ran through to see if they had restocked.


4-Kashi Cereal $4.49 each (regular price)


-$3 off
-3x$1 off

Total BEFORE discounts/coupons: $18.32
Total AFTER discounts/coupons: $2.32 for 4 boxes of cereal!!!  Not bad at all.


4-Select Harvest Soup $2.39 each
3-Coffee Mate liquid creamer $2 each

-2x.50/2 Select Harvest (remember, they double)
-3x$1 off Coffee Mate creamer

Total BEFORE discounts/coupons: $16.79
Total AFTER discounts/coupons: $5.53
I still have money left on the Publix gift card I won last year so this total doesn't count towards our overall budget but I wanted to post it anyway.  The $1 off Coffee Mate creamer coupons came from the Kroger catalina machine.  Gotta love it.  :-)
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, January 3, 2011

Kroger Trip

Ah, it was nice to feel like I was back in the groove again.  I wish I could promise that updating this blog would be a daily thing but every time I say gets in the way.  My very, very part time job is no longer very, very part time.  I'm the office manager, regardless of how small the office is, when it's your job to keep everyone organized and on task it's a real job.  I've spent the last couple months pulling things together, cleaning things up, and getting things running as smoothly as possible around there.  I still haven't recovered from our Israel trip in the sense that I don't want to be here anymore.  I'm ready, right now, to move to Jerusalem to live until I die.  Will I ever be glad to be back here again?  :-)  Things at church have been great then really bad but now I think, and pray, it's on an uphill swing.  As long as everyone keeps their eyes on Jesus then no one will sink into the raging sea but continue to walk on the water!  That over simplifies things but it's the most I'll say about it on here.
I did go to Kroger today and I thought that it was a successful trip considering I haven't seriously done coupons since September.  We have been living off, for the most part, the stockpile I had created prior to going overseas!  What a blessing it has been to only have to run to the grocery store for fresh meat and produce!  It just goes to show how the Lord will bless when you use the money He gives you to glorify Him as much as possible.

Kroger Trip:

2 Packs of 10 AA Duracell Batteries $5.47 each
1 bag Food Should Be Good Sweet Potato Chips $2
4 cans Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup .99 each
4 Old Spice Deodorant $2.29 each
2 Old Spice Body Wash $3.99 each
1 Glade Fabric Spray $1.99
2 Secret Deodorant $2.29 each
2 Ready Pac Salad $3 each
1 Ready Pac Salad $1.59
1 Ready Pac Salad $1.49
Sweet Onions $1.26
Bell Pepper .99
Cucumbers $1.98
Roma Tomatos $2.06
Chicken Leg Quarters $3.22
Chicken Thighs $5.87
2 Herbal Essence Shampoo $2.99 each
2 Select Harvest Soup $1.99 each

Kroger Special Buy 4 Save $4:  I got 3 of those so $12 off my total bill
-$2 Food Should Be Good Get 1 Free
-2x$3.99 Buy Old Spice Deo Get Body Wash Free
-$2.99 B1G1 Herbal Essence
-2x$1.50 off Duracell Batteries
-.25/4 Campbell's condensed soups
-2x$1 Secret Deo
-2x$1/2 Old Spice Deo
-$1 Glade Fabric Spray
-.50/2 Select Harvest
-$1 Duracell e-coupon
-$1 Old Spice e-coupon

There are a couple more coupons listed but I don't remember what they match up to.  :-(

Total BEFORE discounts:  $82.79
Total AFTER everything:  $40.46

Not a bad 1st real trip after being out of the loop for a few months.  Looking forward to many more trips like this and even more savings!

Happy New Year y'al!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba