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Big Boo Hoo – Bye Bye $0.50 Kashi Cookies and Pita Crisps at Publix –

Recyclebank – Kashi – Odwalla
Good News and Bad News


The Bad First.
I’ve been patiently waiting for Publix to put the Kashi Pita Crisps, Kashi Cookies and Kashi Crackers on sale again.  The new yellow Publix Advantage Flyer shows them for $2.50 each on sale.  So I clicked over toRecyclebank and look for the $2 off any one Kashi item coupon.   Well, there it wasn’t.  Yes, I said wasn’t.  This happened a couple of months ago, and the Kashi coupon turned back up a short time later.  So I’m hoping it will reappear when we turn the calendar page to May.
The Good Second.
There are still lots of very good exclusive coupons available at Recyclebank.  There is an Odwalla coupon for $1 off any 1 item, and it’s on special for just 40 points today.  How long does it take to get the 40 points?  About a minute.  In fact, when you are visiting the world map to earn points, look for Japan and you’ll earn 35 points just for uploading a photo relating to recycling.


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. 

FINALLY BOGO: Heaven On A Stick – Frozen Diana’s Banana Babies – Find Your Store


Diana’s Banana Babies are one of my favorite frozen treats of all time.  They are just the right size, perfectly ripened to a smooth sweetness, and covered in a nice thick coat of either dark chocolate or milk chocolate.    What could be better! 

I stock up when Publix Florida has them on a Buy One Get One Free sale.  They never have  Read More



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: Stork Delivery – Newst Baby Club Coupons – $1 Off Produce & More


New Baby Club Coupons
Expire June 18, 2012

I think it is admirable that Publix is considerate enough to include non-baby items in the periodic coupon mailings they do to members of the FREE Baby Club. It shows that some thought went into process of choosing products that may be necessary, but not typically thought of when making a shopping list for things that are needed with a baby in the house.

For example, in the envelope that arrived today were the following Publix store coupons:

$1 Off Any Dairy Item
$1 Off Any Fresh Meat Item
$1 Off Any Produce Item
$1 Off Shout Laundry Product 8.7-60 oz
$1 Off Two Ziploc Containers, 2 – 6 ct.
BOGO Publix Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon 35 ct.
BOGO Publix Wipes Refill, Unscented or Scented 72 ct.

Naturally there are baby-specific coupons too. To join the Publix Baby Club, visit

$1 Off Stonyfield Farm Organic YoBaby Yogurt
$5 Off Publix Diapers, Big Box


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. 


PUBLIX: 39 Meals – 47 Snacks – 16 Cups Milk & Juice – More – $59.33

(ending 4/18/12 in Florida)
Publix did not accept Winn-Dixie $5 off $30 coupons toward the two $50 gas cards because I had the two Publix $10 off coupons from current ad. There were lots of posts and comments here and there about how Publix accepted both coupons stacked, but my Publix said it would be too many “store” coupons per their policy.  I knew that and was fine with it, but thought I’d ask anyway.

Groceries Purchased
1 Odwalla organic carrot juice, 1/2 gal.
1 Simply OJ, large

1 Romaine lettuce hearts, 3 ct.1 Organic milk, 1 gal

2 Kraft Milkbites, 5 ct.
1 Kraft large size Swiss cheese slices
2 Kraft Fresh Taste cheese mixes
1 turkey cobb salad from deli, just made (enough four 2 meals)

1 fountain drink, 32 oz
1 Boar’s Head deli turkey, 4+ oz.
1 Hormel Natural deli turkey, 8 oz.
2 Mrs. Paul’s Parchment Tilapia, 2 ct.
2 Birdseye steam veg, 4 servings per bag
2 Birdseye Voila, 3 servings per bag
6 Red Baron Pizza, full size
1 Lenders bagels, NY Style
2 chocolate bunnies, hollow, med.
2 Mazaretti salad dressing, refrigerated (and one didn’t 777777777777777
1 Sunmaid raisins, largest
1 Badia garlic powder, largest
1 Organic Publix black beans, can
1 La Tortilla, large
4 Snackwell snack bars
$150.54 Value
$59.33 spent out of pocket
$91.21 saved, over 60%
Now lets see how many meals I expect to get from my $59.33 expenditure.  We don’t eat much meat or poultry 
39 Meals
4 parchment tilapa w/steamed veggies
18 pizza and simple salad
4 deli wraps – turkey or chicken, cheese, lettuce, (slices of onion from pantry)
5 bagels for breakfast (butter, spread or jam from fridge)
2 Cobb salad
6 Voila by Birdseye
47 Snack and Treats
20 Snackwell bars*
10 Milkbites*
14 servings raisins
1 bagel
2 chocolate bunnies
*The bars can also be a quick breakfast along with a glass of OJ or fresh fruit
Remainder for fridge and pantry
8 cups organic juice
8 cups organic milk
and a few more things
Gas Cards Purchased
2 Shell gas cards, $50 ea
I used printable and clipped coupons, plus three of the $5 off from the Enjoy the City book.  I also forgot to give cashier two coupons totaling $1.25.  Next time…