Friday, September 30, 2011

CVS Trip 9/30 Paid $5.82, Saved $44.45 (88 %)

Wondering how I get my Percentage Saved? I use the equation below:

Total Saved / (Total Spent + Total Saved)

Here's the pic of all I got today:

I used several rainchecks. I will list those first.

(1) Newton's Fruit Thins $2.50 (raincheck from sale the other week)
-Used FREE product CVS coupon (printed from the coupon machine the other week)
*Made it FREE!*

(10) Skinny Cow bars $.50 (raincheck from sale last week)
-Used (5) $1/2 MQ (tearpad)
*Made them FREE!*

(2) Smuckers Preserves $2.50 (raincheck from sale last week)
-Used (2) $1.50/1 MQ IP (NLA)

(1) Schick Quatro Razor $8.99, get $4 ECB's
-Used $5 MQ IP HERE

(2) bags Reeses $5 ea (spend $10, get $3 ECB's)

-Used $13 ECB's from last week.

Paid: $5.82 
Received: $7 ECB's


Then, I used my ECB's to purchase (2) Almay Makeup @ Buy one, get one 50% off.

(1) Almay makeup $12.99
(1) Almay Makeup $6.49
-Used $7 ECB's

Paid: $14.23
Received no ECB's :(  I was completely out of makeup, though, so I HAD to get it when it was on sale!!

Have a question? Leave a comment below!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Couponing Lesson 2: Choose Your Store

I know that in Lesson 1, I covered a lot about Publix. That's because that's where I shop and I wanted to share everything I have learned from shopping there. Now, you DON'T have to shop Publix if you favor a different store, the main thing is to find a store that doubles manufacturer coupons. There are several stores in Alabama to choose from. Working Mom Coupons has a list by location HERE

After you choose your store, you should learn the store's policy regarding doubling coupons and stacking (combining a STORE coupon and Manufacturer coupon on same item.) You need to find out whether or not they have limits on the number of on-sale items that you can purchase in a single transaction. You need to find out if they accept competitor coupons and if so, what stores they consider a competitor. Find out if they have any Club's or a Saving's card program and be sure you get signed up to every incentive program that the store provides! 

You CAN NOT learn all this in a week, or even a month! Don't try! It takes time to learn a completely new way of shopping. I would set aside $5 - $10 dollars to go do small trips the first couple of weeks. When you go to the store, you can ask questions and learn as you go. All I ask is that you learn and abide by the coupon rules of the store. Never try to "get one over" on the store because they will not be reimbursed for fraudulent coupons or coupons used on the wrong items. 

Never copy coupons, this is illegal! Internet coupons usually limit you to 2 per computer, but there have been times that I could print up to 8 per computer. I printed every one of them, though, NO COPIES! 

After you choose your store and have your $5 - $10 set aside, you need to get your list ready. Southern Savers covers almost every grocery store  in the south:

Harris Teeter
Lowes Foods
Food Lion
Food City

Jenny over at Southern Savers will have the sales ad complete with coupon matchup's available for you each week. Yes, she gives you each item in the ad and tells you what coupons are available for the item. She even gives you an estimated cost of the item after the coupon is used! She does all the work for you! All you have to do is check her out each week! I always get the FREE items, especially if I can get overage to cover other items in my cart! I stock up on items that are at a great price that week that my family uses often. I also get my usual grocery items (milk, bread, produce...etc.) that I need for the week. Choose the items you want to purchase, gather your coupons, and head to the store! 

Do your shopping and head to the checkout! If you have a FREE product coupon, place this/these items on the belt LAST and hand over the FREE product(s) coupon(s) first. That way the cashier doesn't have to go searching through the transaction to find out how much the item was and this will also speed up checkout experience! If you have a "Money off purchase" coupon, hand it over next. Keep in mind that some stores will not take this type of coupon before your other coupons are entered. For example, I can spend $25 worth BEFORE coupons at Publix and I can use one of these on top of other coupons. Some stores will want you to have $25 total AFTER the other coupons have been entered. Then, hand over any STORE and Competitor coupons. Lastly, hand over the manufacturer coupons. I hand over all my coupons at once, but they are stacked in this order. Watch your total drop and be amazed at the money you saved in this one shopping trip! 

This is a good start! I hope this has been helpful to you if you have a question about something feel free to ask away! That's what I'm here for! HAPPY SHOPPING! =)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Publix Trip Spent $53.64, Saved $156.46 ~ 74% Savings!!

Wondering how I get my Percentage Saved? I use the following equation:

Total Savings / (Total Spent + Total Savings) = % Saved


  • SS - Smart Source (Sunday paper Insert)
  • RP - Red Plum (Sunday Paper Insert)
  • MQ - Manufacturer Coupon
  •  IP - Printable Coupon
  •  WYB - When You Buy
  • FAR - Free after rebate
  •  NLA -No Longer Available 

*Things to remember when shopping PUBLIX (Northport, AL):
  • When and item is Bogo, you DO NOT have to buy 2, they are 1/2 price.
  • You CAN use one MQ plus one STORE coupon per item. 
  • Publix takes competitor Q's (find out which stores YOUR Publix considers  Competitors)
  • Publix doubles MQ, but not STORE q's, up to and including $.50!
  • You can do multiple transactions and use (1) $5/$25 Competitor + (1) $/$$ Publix purchase Q per $25 spent! 

I have been feeling a bit under the weather. (I got my wisdom teeth out, then got dry socket!) I did manage to go to Publix this week, but I did not take a pic this time. I will get back into the swing of things next week, but for now here is the list of all I got for $53.63 and  what coupons I used to get my total down:

I did 4 transactions and used (4) $5/$25 Sav A Lot Competitor coupons. 

1st Transaction:
(2) Doritos $2 ea.
(no q used, but will be FAR!)

(2) Sundown Vitamin D $2.99 ea. 
-Used (2) $1/1 MQ (don't know which insert)
-Stacked with (2) $3/1 Publix Q 
*MADE them FREE + $2.02 Overage!*

(2) Mahatma red beans and rice $1.89 ea.
-Used (2) $.50/1 MQ RP 9/11 
*MADE them $.89 ea.!*

(1) Mahatma Velencia Rice $1.15
-Used (1) $.50/1 MQ RP 9/11
*MADE it $.15!*

(1) Mahatma Long grain rice $1.29
-Used (1) $.50/1 MQ RP 9/11
*MADE it $.29!*

(1) Publix Shredded Cheese $2.50 

(4) Nabisco Graham Crackers BOGO $4.19 ($1.10 ea.)
-Used (4) $1/1 MQ IP HERE 
*MADE them $1.10 ea.!*

-$5/$25 Sav A Lot Competitor

Order Total: $8.96
Sales Tax:    $2.25
Grand Total: $11.21


2nd Transaction :
(4) Trix Cereal BOGO $3.49 ($1.75 ea.)
-Used (4) $.50/1 MQ IP HERE
*MADE them $.75 ea.!*

(6) V8 V-Fusion BOGO $3.99 ($1.99 ea.)
-Used (1) $.50/1 MQ SS 8/7
-Used (1) $2/3 MQ IP  HERE
-Used (1) $1/2 MQ IP HERE
*MADE them $1.32 ea.!*

(4) Juicy Juice 64 oz. $2.50 ea.
-Used (4) $.50/1 MQ IP  HERE 

-$5/$25 Sav A Lot Competitor

Order Total: $11.95
Sales Tax:      $1.80
Grand Total: $13.75


3rd Transaction:
(1) Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $2.50
-Used (1) $1/1 Publix YAB 
*MADE it $1.50!*

(12) Carolina Pride smoked sausage BOGO $3.49 ($1.75 ea.)
-Used (12) $.50/1 MQ SS 9/11
*MADE them $.75 ea.!*

-Used $5/$25 Sav A Lot Competitor

Order Total: $5.44
Sales Tax:    $1.61
Grand Total: $7.05


4th Transaction:
(2) Eggland's Best Lg. $2 ea.
-Used (2) $.50/1 MQ SS 5/1
*MADE them $1 ea.!*

(6) College Inn Broth 32 oz. 3/$5 ($1.66 ea.)

(2) Borden Cheese singles BOGO$3.29 ($1.64 ea.)

(1) Publix Shredded cheese $2.50

(6) Yoplait Smoothie Mix (frozen) BOGO $3.19 ($1.59 ea.)
-Used (6) $1/1 MQ IP HERE
(BTW: It let me print 8 per computer!)
*MADE them $.59 ea.!*

(1) Frappuccino $5.99
-Used FREE Product coupon (promotion a while back)

-Used $5/$25 Sav A Lot Competitor

Order Total: $18.36
Sales Tax:      $3.27
Grand Total: $21.36


We will be sharing sausage from this trip. I hope that you all had fabulous shopping trips this week and that you share your abundance with others! May God Bless You and Your Family!

Have a question? 
Leave a comment below!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Awesome CVS trip today~Spent $13.33, Saved $85.07~86 % Savings!

Today, I went into CVS and the first thing I did was swipe my card at the CVS magic coupon machine! I always do this as soon as I set foot in the store, that way I don't forget! I went in with only $3 ECB's and (2) $10 CVS gift cards that I purchased off those daily deals sites. I bought one for $4 and the other for $6! So, I am adding $10 to my overall total! I did 2 transactions and I had an awesome coupon $10 off $50 purchase coupon (printed on receipt my last trip!)

Here is what ALL I got today:

1st Transaction:

(1) CVS Omeprazole 42 ct. $17.99

(1) Brilliant tampons $6.79, get $6.79 ECB's

(1) Garnier Herbashine $4.99
-Used FREE product MQ (fb promo a while back)

ECB deal-- Spend $20, get $10 ECB's:

(3) Airwick i-motion kit $4.99 ea.
-Used (3) $4/1 MQ SS 8/14

(2) Jet-Dry Rinse $2.99 ea.
-Used (2) $.50/1 MQ IP HERE

-Used $10/$50 CVS coupon (printed on receipt from last trip)
-Used $3 ECB's 

Total: $23.12 (including tax)
-Used $20 gift cards

Total: $3.12 + $10 (what I paid for the gift cards)

Received: $17.79 in ECB's:
$10 ECB's (Spend $2, get $0 EB's deal)
$6.79 ECB's (Brilliant tampons ECB deal)
$1 (4th visit using green bag tag)

2nd Transaction:

(3) Skinny cow bars $.50 ea.
-Used Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CVS (received last week from magic coupon machine)
-Used $1/2 MQ tearpad ( I did not know they were $.50, I have more $1/2 q's to use up!!!)

(1) Reese's fun size $2 (for the hubby!)

(1) Zhu zhu pet $2 (add to my little girl's birthday presents!)

(1) Softsoap $2.99, get $2 ECB's
-Used $.75/1 MQ IP HERE

-Used $6.79 ECB's from transaction 1

Total: $.21, received $2 ECB's  (softsoap EBC deal) =) 

I still have $13 ECB's to roll next week!

Have a question? Leave a comment below!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CVS 9/10 Spent $5.30 Saved $28.48 ~ 84% Savings

Awesome CVS Trip today! When I first entered the store, I scanned my card at the CVS coupon machine. It printed out several coupons including a FREE dove or milkyway singles bar. I had a raincheck to use and a $10  gas card coupon to redeem. I went in with no ECB's besides the $10 gas card coupon. Here is what I got:

(1) Bic Soleil Shimmer (raincheck from sale weeks ago) $5.99 get $3 ECB's)
-Used $2/1 MQ (exp. 9/11/11)

(1) Lifesavers mints $3.99
-Used FREE product coupon from facebook promo (I think!)

(1) Dove singles .$79
-Used FREE product CVS coupon (printed from CVS coupon machine!)

(2) Skintimate Cream Shave $1.99 ea. (had to do a separate transaction for one of these!)
-Used (2) $1.50/1 MQ IP (NLA)
-STACKED with (1) $1/1 CVS Q

Total: $5.30, received $3 ECB's

Have a question? Leave a comment below!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Shopping with coupons at Publix! Lesson 1, The Basics

 This is the 1st post of a learning series about couponing at Publix. I gathered information from a variety of sources when I began couponing and shopping Publix. I want to put all the information in one place to make it easier for you to learn all the tips and tricks to save you and your family big bucks at the grocery store. Here is everything you need to know to get started! If I left anything out or you have any questions, leave me a comment!

(The RED highlighted words are links to another site. It will not open a new tab or window when you left click on it, but if you right click and tell it to open in a new tab, it will let you come back here to finish reading this article.)

1. First you need to find out what stores the Publix YOU shop at considers competitors. The wonderful Michelle over at IHEARTPUBLIX has a list of stores and what competitors' coupons they accept! Go HERE  for that list! My Publix accepts Target, Save-A-Lot, Winn-Dixie, & Bruno's. The competitor coupons that I use the most are Target because you can print them off here: Target Coupons

2. You need to read and abide by the Publix Coupon Policy here: Publix Coupon Policy

3. Publix has MANY store coupons available that can be stacked with Manufacturer's coupons for SUPER savings. Here is where you can find those coupons:
  • Printable Publix Store coupons can be found at Cooking With Kraft , though not ALL coupons printed from this site are STORE coupons. If it has NO bar code, but instead has an L.U. #, then it's a store coupon. (Iheartpublix usually gives a heads up which coupons are which!) =)
  • Printable Publix Store coupons can also sometimes be found in the Publix - Weekly Ad
  • Other Printable Publix Store coupons are sometimes available at Great Deals on Great Meals during promotion periods.
  • Publix has flyers that come out about every 2 weeks which have coupons and deals not found in the weekly sales ad. One is the Yellow Advantage Flyer and the other is the Green Advantage Flyer
  • Publix also has several Booklets that come out which include store coupons and manufacturer coupons. You can find these at the service desk at most stores.
  • Publix also has several magazines you can sign up for to be mailed to you: 
-*Family Style Magazine
-*Grape Magazine
  • Publix also has a few clubs that you can sign up to and receive valuable coupons in the mail:
- Publix Baby Club-If you have little ones under 2 or are expecting, you should sign up to the Baby Club! You will receive a monthly newsletter filled with advice and money saving STORE coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer's coupons for super savings!

-Publix also has a club for those children who are over 2. Publix Preschool Pals Club-This one is for the preschooler. You will receive a monthly newsletter filled with advice and gifts and money saving coupons!

-Publix also has a club for the pets in your life. Publix Pet Club-They will send out money saving coupons.
  • You can sometimes find Store coupons in the Sunday Newspaper inserts, too.
See, there are a lot of places to get awesome store coupons which can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for GREAT savings!

Where you can find manufacturer's coupons:
  • Sunday Newspaper Inserts: Each week, there will be some or all of the following inserts included in the Sunday paper: Smart Source (SS), Red Plum (RP), and once a month usually around the 1st, there is a Proctor and Gamble (P&G), and sometimes there is a General Mills (GM) insert.
  • Many printable manufacturer coupons found on various sites. I have a list to the right you can check out! =)
  • Blinkie coupons: These are found in front of the item at the store. They have a dispenser with a blinking light. 
  • Tearpad coupons and Rebates are also found at the store on the store shelf or sometimes on a display board! =)
  • You can contact companies and tell them how much you love their product! They might just send you some coupons! This is my favorite way to get coupons for items I use that I can't seem to ever find a coupon for! You can also contact them with a complaint of a product and most likely, they will refund it! Couponing to Disney has a FULL  list of Companies & the link to contact them here: Writing companies to receive coupons
  • Peelie coupons are coupons found on the product at the store and you have to "peel" them off. 
  • Sometimes manufacturers print coupons on the box of product that you can cut out after your finished using the product. These are often found on boxed and frozen goods!
  • Manufacturers also sometimes put small coupon booklets inside of the product and when you open it, you get a nice surprise!
  • You can find coupons in magazines, too! All You is probably one of my favorite magazines to subscribe to. It has tons of coupons throughout and lots of nice recipes and craft ideas. It also has fabulous fashion and savings advice!
Now that you know where to find all your coupons, let's talk about planning your shopping trip to Publix! Every Monday, I HEART PUBLIX lists the new ad that will start the following Wednesday or Thursday for some. So, every Monday I (patiently) wait for Michelle over at I Heart Publix to get the preview of the ad posted with coupon matchup's. She does all the work for you! She posts each item that is on sale and under the item she lists the available coupons (and where the coupons are located) that match up with the sale item!

Then, I get to work. I see which items I am interested in purchasing and if I have the coupons that are available. I sometimes rely on  Coupon Beat to get coupons I may not have received in my local newspaper inserts. You can also check to see if Ebay might have the coupon you need. I almost always purchase FREE and CHEAP items, even if I don't use the product, I can share/donate it to someone who can use it! I usually only purchase items at Publix that are on sale and/or I have a coupon for. I sometimes purchase milk and bread and I almost always purchase produce, which is usually on sale. Sometimes I purchase meats at Publix and sometimes I don't. It depends upon the sale price. I do buy more than just groceries at Publix. There are great sales on household products, hygiene and beauty products, pet food...etc.

If there is an item or two that I need for my weekly meals that I don't have in my stockpile and they're not on sale at Publix that week, I make the purchase at Walmart or Dollar General. These are the best places that I have found in my area with the lowest prices on those needed recipe ingredients.  

Well, I guess that's all for now. Please send me your questions &/Or comments and I will do my best to answer your questions in future posts. I hope that this series will help you in your own coupon journey! I hope you all have a blessed week! 

Matthew 6:33-34:
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Publix Trip 9/7 - Spent $50.94, Saved $107.53 - 68% Savings

Wondering how I get my Percentage Saved? I use the following equation:

Total Savings / (Total Spent + Total Savings) = % Saved

This was definitely a freezer stock-up trip! My brother-in-law gave us his deep freeze to use and I am so taking advantage of it...LOL! I have started a small stockpile and hope to add a little bit to it every week! I already have a small stockpile of dry boxed items (cereal, boxed potatoes, pasta, pasta sauce, crackers, juice boxes...etc.) So, now I can work on filling up my freezer! =) We had an awesome trip to Publix tonight! I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with the ability to save money on our groceries and I feel like He has called me to share this knowledge with others! I hope that my posting my trips every week is not coming across as if I am boasting! I like to SHOW you how I got the deals, so that you can SEE how it works and soon be on YOUR way to saving money at the grocery store. I am working on a Publix Couponing 101 series of posts that will feature in depth knowledge on how coupons work and how they stack to get you maximum savings! As for now, here is what all we got from this grocery run with the breakdown of the coupons I used for each item:


SS - Smart Source (Sunday paper Insert), RP - Red Plum (Sunday Paper Insert), MQ - Manufacturer Coupon, IP-Internet Printable Coupon, WYB- When You Buy, NLA-No Longer Available 

*Things to remember when shopping PUBLIX (Northport, AL):
  • When and item is Bogo, you DO NOT have to buy 2, they are 1/2 price.
  • You CAN use one MQ plus one STORE coupon per item.
  • Publix doubles MQ up to and including $.50!

(4) Digiorno pizzas + side 2/$12 ($6 ea.)
-Used (2) $3/2 MQ (Found on Tearpad. A friend came across some and grabbed me 2. Thanks, Amelia!)
*MADE them $4.50 ea.!*

Here's the math:
     2 Pizzas
x $6 
- $3 MQ
  $9 divided by 2 Pizzas = $4.50 ea.

(2) Minute Maid Coolers 3/$5 ($1.67 ea.)
-Used (2) $1/1 MQ IP HERE - NLA =(
*MADE them $.67 ea.!*

(2) LouAna Canola oil BOGO $3.99 ($2 ea.)
-Used $.50/1 MQ IP HERE -sign up and they will send you an email with a link to the coupon, can print twice! =)
*MADE them $1 ea.!*

(1) Glad odor shield bags $5.99
-Used $1 off Glad bags TARGET IP HERE
*MADE them $4.99!*

(2) T.G.I. Friday's Entree for one 4/$10 ($2.50 ea.)
-Used (2) $1/1 MQ 8/14 SS
-STACKED with (2) $1/1 PUBLIX Q (found in Toss4Cash Heinz Booklet)
*MADE them $.50 ea.!*

(1) Kraft Easy Mac $2.50
(1) Publix brand easy mac $2.79
-automatically subtracted $2.79 (Publix Buy Theirs Get Ours Promotion Week Of 9/8)
 *MADE them $1.25 ea.!*

(2) Mott's for Tots Juice $2.99 ea.
-Used (1) $1/1 MQ Vocalpoint mailer
-Used (1) $.55/1 Vocalpoint mailer
-STACKED with (2) $1/1 PUBLIX Q (found in Big Deals for Babies Booklet)
*MADE them $1.22 ea.!*

Publix Milk $3.99

Grapes $2.47

Plums $.97

(2) Nature Made Vitamin D $6.49
(1) Nature Made Vitamin D $3.99
(1) Nature Made B12 Vitamin $7.69
-Used (4) $1/1 Nature Made MQ IP HERE
-STACKED with (2) $6/2 PUBL:IX Q (Green Advantage Buy Flyer)
*Made them $2.17 ea.!*

(2) Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers 10/$10 ($1 ea.)
-Used Buy one get one FREE PUBLIX Q Publix Baby Club mailer
*MADE them $.50 ea.!*

(1) Oscar Mayer Selects Wieners 2/$5 ($2.50 ea.)
-Used FREE product MQ (Received in the mail from a promotion. I can't remember which one.)
*MADE them FREE!*

**Now for the Ore-Ida Deal. This was a bit confusing, but I will do my best to simplify it! I had several coupons from different sources. 

Here is what I got:

(2) Ore-Ida Steam and Mash 2/$6 (on sale in Publix Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer)

(2) Ore-Ida 32 oz. Frozen Fries $3.75 (reg. price)

(1) Ore-Ida onion rings $3.75 (reg. price)

(1) Ore-Ida Tater Tots $3.75 (reg. price)

(2) Heinz Gravy (in jar) $1.67 ea.

Total: $24.34

Here are the STORE coupons I used:

(2) Buy 2, Get 1 Free PUBLIX Q (Publix Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer)
- $3.75 (onion rings)
- *$3.00 (tater tots)
*this should have been $3.75, not complaining though =)

(2) $2 off 32 oz. Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes PUBLIX Q (found in Toss4Cash Heinz Booklet)
-$4 (32 oz. frozen fries)

(2) $2 off wyb BOTH Ore-Ida Steam and Mash & Heinz gravy PUBLIX Q (found in Toss4Cash Heinz Booklet)
-$4 (steam and mash & gravy)

Here are the MQ I STACKED with the Q's above:

(1) $.50 off  Ore-Ida Onion product MQ(received in the mail from e-mailing the company!)

(1) $.75 off any Ore-Ida frozen product MQ (received in the mail from e-mailing the company!)

(1) $1/3 Ore-Ida products MQ 8/21 SS 
The total comes to $6.84 
(for 2 jars gravy + 6 bags frozen potatoes/onion rings! =)

I did 3 transactions totaling at least $25 (before q's) and I used (3) $5/$25 Save-A-Lot $5 Coupon on Facebook

Have a question? Leave a comment below!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Publix shopping trip 9/4 Spent $77.62 & Saved $155.26 ~ 67% Savings!

Wondering how I get my Percentage Saved? I use the following equation:

Total Savings / (Total Spent + Total Savings) = % Saved

Here's what all we got:


SS - Smart Source (Sunday paper Insert), RP - Red Plum (Sunday Paper Insert), MQ - Manufacturer Coupon, IP-Internet Printable Coupon, WYB- When You Buy, NLA-No Longer Available 

*Things to remember when shopping PUBLIX (Northport, AL):

  • When and item is Bogo, you DO NOT have to buy 2, they are 1/2 price.
  • You CAN use one MQ plus one STORE coupon per item.
  • Publix doubles MQ up to and including $.50!

Here is the breakdown for ya:
(6) Gatorade 64 oz. BOGO $2.29 ($1.15 ea.)

(15) Newman's Own Pasta sauce BOGO $2.69 ($1.35 ea.)
-Used (15) $.50/1 MQ 8/28 RP (was not in local inserts, bought off ebay)
*MADE them $.35 ea.!* (at this price on pasta sauce, I HAD to stock up!)

(10) Mueller's pasta BOGO $1.51 ($.76 ea.)
-Used (10) $.55/1 MQ IP (HERE-must register)
*MADE them $.21 ea.!*

(6) V8 Splash BOGO $3.39 ($1.70 ea.)
-Used (3) $1/2 MQ 8/14 SS
*MADE them $1.20 ea.!*

(6) Mt. Olive Pickles BOGO $2.79 ($1.40 ea.)
-Used (6) $.50/1 MQ 8/28 SS
*MADE them $.40 ea.!*

(6) Kraft salad dressing BOGO $3.13 ($1.57 ea.)
-Used 2 TARGET Buy 2, Get 1 FREE Q
-Used (6) $1/1 Kraft dressing wyb Kraft bbq sauce (Lucked up and found these peelie q's on the bbq sauce!)
*MADE them $.28 FOR THEM ALL OR $.05 ea.!*

(6) Kraft bbq sauce BOGO $1.65 ($.83 ea.)
(NO coupons used, but I found the peelie q's on these making the Kraft dressings super cheap!)

(4) Bugles/Chex Mix BOGO $2.59 ($1.29 ea.)
-Used (4) [(2) of ea.] $.50/1 MQ IP HERE
*MADE them $.29 ea.!*

(1) Heinz Ketchup ($2 ea.)
-Used (1) $1/1 PUBLIX Q -found in Heinz Toss For Cash Booklet-found at service desk at my store! =)
-Used (1) $.50/1 MQ 8/21 SS

(2) Hellman's Mayo BOGO $5.35 ($2.68 ea.!)

(2) International Delight Creamers $2.50 ea.
-Used (2) $.55/1 Blinkie q's (Found in q dispenser on shelf in front of product!)
*MADE them $1.95 ea.!*

(1) Baby carrots 4 for $5 ($1.25 ea.)

Plums $1.46

(2) French's mustard BOGO $1.95 ($.97 ea.)
-Used (2) $.30/1 MQ IP HERE
*MADE them $.37 ea.!*

(2) Glass Plus Cleaner BOGO $2.49 ($1.25 ea.)
-Used $.50/1 MQ IP HERE
*MADE them $.25 ea.!*

Ribeye Steaks $6.99/lb. ($11.53)

Ground Chuck $2.99/lb. ($10.55) 

(4) Tyson chicken fun nuggets BOGO $5.99 ($2.99 ea.)(Used Raincheck from sale weeks back!)
-Used (4) $1/1 MQ IP HERE
*MADE them $1.99 ea.!*

I was also able to use $5/$25 Sav -A- Lot Facebook Q HERE!

We will be sharing pasta, pasta sauce, bbq sauce and salad dressing from this grocery trip today! I encourage you also to share of your abundance through couponing and everything else in your life. Through couponing, God has allowed my family to share so much with others. It's an amazing feeling to be used by God to bless others. All you have to do is surrender. Let God know that you want him to use you, and He will! 

May you all have a wonderful Labor Day, despite all the rain here in the south! =)  

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