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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

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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.
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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.

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

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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.
Publix: 
  • 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)
Coupons:
  • 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 COUPONS:  $16
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.)
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*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

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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

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

WOWSER!
$1.20 Per Large Red Baron’s Pizza

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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. 

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

PUBLIX AD 
(ending 4/18/12 in Florida)
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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.
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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
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$150.54 Value
$59.33 spent out of pocket
$91.21 saved, over 60%
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Now lets see how many meals I expect to get from my $59.33 expenditure.  We don’t eat much meat or poultry 
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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
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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
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Remainder for fridge and pantry
8 cups organic juice
8 cups organic milk
and a few more things
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Gas Cards Purchased
2 Shell gas cards, $50 ea
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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…

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

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Through 4/18/12
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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.

PUBLIX: Is Publix Open On Easter Sunday – April 8, 2012? Who Is?

In a word:  No

But…

If you want to get some grocery shopping done in Florida on April 8, you can find plenty of places to go:  Whole Foods, Winn-Dixie, Super Target.  Another option would be a chain pharmacy store, such as Walgreen’s and CVS; lots of them have substantial grocery, refrigerated and frozen sections.

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(Oops, I originally included Super Target as ‘open on Easter’ – It is not open 4/8/12.)

 

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updated 3:15 PM ET

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