Free & Nearly Free Stuff – With & Without Coupons


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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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. 


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


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Can You Spare 2 Minutes For Mom?  

I Hope So !!

Once you pick out up a few things at Michael’s or find them in this drawer or that drawer at home, you’ll need about 2 minutes to complete the three steps to make this keepsake bookmark that any Mom will cherish forever when it comes from your hands to hers on Mother’s Day.   You might even find that you have all the supplies you need right there in your home.  To do this, you’ll need to put on your Clever Cap to find some substitutions for the items suggested on Michael’s Material’s List for this Pearl Bookmark project.  Perhaps an old costume jewelry bracelet or necklace and a charming pendant or perfect charm that you’ve been holding on to for a special occasion.  The simple details for this handmade project is right HERE.

You make it.  She’ll love it.


Anyone Can Do It!

Beautiful – Frugal – Fun

Prep Time Just 10 – 15 Minutes

Then Bake & Frost

With the Spring holidays behind us, it’s time to focus a little more on Mother’s Day (May 13, 20120.  This year, any Mom will surely appreciate a homemade gift from you, especially one so sweet for her palate and so tantalizing for her eyes.

Wouldn’t these homemade beauties make a bright and wonderful gift or addition to a Mother’s Day gathering or special meal. Simple enough for kids and novices, this is a no-brainer.  Just do it!

Make these Electric Cupcakes for Mom using a very short list of ingredients and a simple 5-step instruction sheet from Michael’s Stores.

Get it HERE.