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RITE-AID: 25¢ Dove Chocolate Bars Through 4/29/12


Through 4/29/12

Print your coupon and you’re one Rite Aid visit away from Dove Chocolate Bars for just 25 cents each.  Thank you Savings Is Free for the details.

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PUBLIX: $14.82 for 20 Meals + Vitamins + Lots of Chocolate Treats

Extreme Savings For A Small Shopping Trip
We didn’t need much of anything from the supermarket this week.  The only thing I really wanted to grab while on sale was the new product by Silk – Fruit & Protein beverage.  I enjoy trying new “healthy” products, especially when I have awesome coupons.
  • 1 Odwalla Organic Carrot Juice, half-gallon (sale $5)
  • 8 Vitalicious Egg White/Low Fat Cheese/Whole Grain Breakfast Sandwiches, 2 ct. (clearance $1 ea)
  • 2 Silk  Protein & Fruit Smoothie Beverages, 1 qt, (sale $2 ea)
  • 2 Sundown Vitamin D ($3.29 ea)
  • 2 Hershey Mini Chocolates, 15+ oz ea (clearance, Easter candy $3 ea)
  • 1 Russell Stover Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs (clearance, Easter candy $0.25 ea)
  • 4 Russell Stover Chocolate Covered Coconut Eggs (clearance, Easter candy $0.25 ea)
  • 1 $5 off $30 Purchase, Winn-Dixie coupon from Enjoy The City booklet
  • 1 $5 off 2 Sundown Vitamins, Publix Green Advantage Flyer
  • 1 $1 off Any Dairy Item (Publix Baby Club coupon)
  • 2 $1 off 1 Sundown, peelies
  • 2 $1.50 off 1 Silk Product, any size (printed)
TOTAL VALUE:  $71.97*
TOTAL COST:  $14.82
TOTAL SAVED:  $57.15*, or 80%
20 Meals: 
  • 16 Breakfast Sandwiches + 4 oz organic carrot juice
  • 4 Protein & Fruit Beverages (Each container has 32 oz, but I’m counting 16 oz as one meal replacement for a lunch or a light dinner @ about 300 calories and about 10 grams of protein – I’m doing this part from memory.)

*NOTE:  Total Value and Total Saved per receipt are quite wrong, because they don’t take in to account the clearance items.  They rung up so that they don’t show as sale items with a “you saved” amount listed.  So I recalculated using the regular prices for the clearance items to more accurately reflect the Total Value and Total Saved.  Vitalicious sandwiches reg. $4.49 ea.  Hershey’s reg. $5.99 ea.  Easter eggs reg. $1 ea. 


Weekly Ad Savings

4/25/12 to 5/2/12


The upcoming Publix weekly ad contents along with coupon match-ups is available for viewing at I Heart Publix.   The sale prices might vary from what you find in your local Publix stores because they are from the Atlanta metro Publix weekly ad.

Here are some of my favorites for stockpiles in the pantry and freezer.

Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread, 16 oz, BOGO $3.99 for 2

  • COUPON:  $0.50 off 1 Pepperidge Farms Bakery Product from SmartSource insert of 2/26/11
  • FINAL PRICE:  $1.50 per loaf
  • SAVINGS:  62%, or $5 on 2

Smart Balance Spread, 7.5 to 15 oz, BOGO $2.59 for 2

  • COUPON:  $1 off 2 spreads or sticks from SmartSource insert of 4/1/12
  • FINAL PRICE:  $0.80 each package
  • SAVINGS:  70%, or $3.58 on 2

Diana’s Bananas – Banana Babies chocolate cov bananas, 10.5 oz, BOGO $4.49 for 2

  • COUPON:  —
  • FINAL PRICE:  $2.25
  • SAVINGS:  50%, or $2.25 on 2

Nestle Toll House Cookie or Brownie Dough, 16 to 16.5 oz, $2.50 ea

  • COUPON:  $1 off 1 Nestle toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough from SmartSource insert of 3/25/12
  • COUPON:  $1.25 off 2 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, PRINTABLE
  • FINAL PRICE:  Best, $1.25 each

Kleenex Tissues 68 to 184 ct (excl Cool Touch), $1.25 each

  • COUPON:  Publix Store Coupon $1 off 2, 50 ct or more, from SmartSource insert of 4/15/12
  • COUPON:  Publix Store Coupon $1 off 1, 50 ct, from “Bundle of Savings” booklet
  • FINAL PRICE:  Best for 184 ct, $0.75 each when you buy 2

I know that fresh-cut flowers would not be a stockpiling item, but they are a lovely treat at this price.

Lily Bunch, BOGO $4.49

  • COUPON: —
  • FINAL PRICE;  $2.25 each
  • SAVINGS:  50%, or $2.25 on 2


PUBLIX: Super Low Price $1.20 for Red Baron’s Large Pizzas – Hurry.

$1.20 Per Large Red Baron’s Pizza


Red Baron Pizza (large size) BOGO $6.39* for 2 (weekly ending 4/18/12 in Florida)

  • $1.00 OFF – Use 1 Manufacturer’s coupon from Winn-Dixie’s weekly ad exp. 4/17/112 (if your Publix accepts Winn-Dixke as competitor)
  • $1.00 OFF – Use 1 Store coupon from Target‘s website (then look for their Coupons link at bottom of  page)

Pay $2.39 for TWO Red Baron’s Pizzas. 


Mmmmm. Cobb or Chef Salad + Lg. Drink Just $4.78 @ Publix – Enough For 2 People

Through 4/18/12
Yum.  Ate this for dinner yesterday and it was so large that two of us shared it.  We added a couple of breadsticks from our freezer.  These salads can be found in the cooler at the Deli Department and are NOT the pre-packaged small salad bowls found in the produce section these days.  They are med fresh in the back of Deli and put out on display.

   $5.49 Sale on Salad
+ $1.29 Large Fountain Drink
= $6.78
– $2.00 Coupon
=$4.78 TOTAL for 2 meals.

Here’s How:

  • Cobb and Chef Salads are on sale this week (per weekly ad) at Publix stores for $5.19 (SE Florida).
  • Take $2.00 off with Publix coupon from SmartSource insert of 4/1/12 when you buy one of the salads and a large fountain drink.

WALGREENS: Bought $64.66 – Paid $18.69 – 71% Savings


I wasn’t planning a Walgreens shop, but the sign outside lured me in “$2 for 2 Dozen Eggs”.  Everything I bought was either on sale or clearance.  I try to keep my handy-dandy coupon bag in the car for moments such as this.  It usually has coupons for current sales that I am aware of at various stores, plus coupons for items that I keep an eye out for and grab when there is a good deal (such as the Blue Diamond Almonds BOGO)

Bought $64.66 Worth of Products

  • 4 Dozen Eggs, Sale $1 each
  • 6 Cans Blue Diamond Natural Almonds, Sale $3.79 for 2 (BOGO)
  • 8 Carefree Liners, Sale $0.99 each
  • 2 Boxes Skinny Cow Flying Saucer Ice Cream Sandwiches, Sale $2.40 each (clearance)
  • 1 Kangaroo Keeper, Sale $4.99 (on clearance – two organizer inserts for handbag, carry-on, etc.)
  • 2 Mars Brand Candy Bars, regular size, Sale $0.59 each
  • 1 Pkg Mini Chocolate-covered Donuts, Sale $0.25 (clearance)

Coupons = $16.00

  • 6 Mfr Blue Diamond Almonds $1 off 1
  • 8 Mfr Carefree Liners $1 off 1
  • 2 Walgreens April Booklet – $1 off Skinny Cow Ice Cream

Walgreens Advertised Savings & Clearance = $29.97

  • It was ALL on sale.
  • No Register Rewards used.  No Register Rewards received.
Happy Shopping.

$1 – New Tampax Radiant 16 ct. at Walgreen’s – Low Low Cost

This new product in it’s shiny hot pink-purple box is on shelves in Walgreen’s now.  However, I found them with the wrong price on an end cap at the back of the store at $5.49 each.

The are advertised in the weekly flyer for $3.99 and will print out a $1 Register Reward from the Catalina machine at check-out.  A friend told me that there is a $2 off 1 Tampax Radiant package inside the box (look for note about coupons inside on the front of the box).  So when I got to the register, I asked the cashier if it would be okay if I opened the box now and took out the coupon, since I was buying th package either way.  She said sure.


Pay $3.99
Minus $1 Register Reward
Minus $2 manuf. coupon from inside box*
Net Cost = $0.99

*Just in case there was a problem opening it prior to paying, I brought along the coupon for $1 off 1 Tampax Radiant from the 3/4/12 P&G insert.  $1.99 would still be a good price for this item.