Friday, April 11, 2014

Huge savings amount! But... (Friday Figures 04-11-14)


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How was your savings this week?

I had a large savings amount, but it was dwarfed by the amount I spent.  I was shopping to get ready for the Passover holiday, which meant a lot of special foods, meat, and produce.  I also made a trip to Walmart to pick up some personal hygiene items that I would normally buy on sale at a drug store.  But since I haven't drug store shopped much in the last several months, I am increasingly finding myself running out of certain items that rarely go on sale at Publix.

The one piece of good news is that I probably won't do too much shopping next week.  I have plenty in the house, thank you!

Here's what I got this week:

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Publix: Passing over savings


Passover is coming up for the Frugal Follies household, so I took a week off of most Publix deals and concentrated on purchasing items for the upcoming holiday.  I was still able to save, though!  I did use some coupons for fruit and for farmer cheese. And thank goodness for the $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie coupons from the Enjoy the City coupon books.  I used three!

Here's what I got:

2 Dole frozen blueberries @ BOGO $4.69
- $1/2 Dole Frozen Fruit Package, exp. 5/3/14 (RP 03/02/14)
= $3.69 for two, or $1.85 each

4 Dole pineapple @ BOGO $1.79 = $3.58
- 2 $0.50/2 Dole Canned Pineapple printable
=  $2.58 for four, or 65¢ each

1 Friendship farmer cheese @ $2.00
- $0.70/1 Friendship Buttermilk or Friendship Farmer Cheese (Publix Basket of Savings)
= $1.30

2 Sargento parmesan @ BOGO $4.19
= $2.10 each

2 Vita Classic nova salmon @ BOGO $6.39
=  $3.20 each

1 Empire turkey @ $33.79

1 Silver Spring horseradish @ $1.25

4 Breakstone Temp Tee cream cheese @ $1.50 = $6.00

1 Manischewitz wine @ $3.50

1 Kedem juice @ $2.50

2 Streit's egg matzah  $2.50 = $5.00

1 Yehuda gefilte fish @ $4.99

3 Manischewitz matzah meal @ $3.50 = $10.50

1 Streit's matzah farfel @ $4.89

1 Manischewitz cake meal @ $3.50

- 3 $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie coupon (Enjoy the City)

Tax: 21¢

Total spent: $79.78
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $69.93

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits Review


Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.
 
I always want to give my kids a healthy breakfast.  But some mornings, we get a late start, and there's just not enough time to get in a homemade, hearty breakfast.

That's why I was glad to hear about Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits. Each package of Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits has 4 delicious biscuits packed with 26 grams of whole grain energy to keep you going, no matter where your day takes you.  They're located in the cookie aisle of major supermarkets, including Publix.

Be on the lookout for exclusive savings on Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits at Publix. Here's a great printable coupon for 50¢ off Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits.  Combine 2 printings of this coupon with a buy one, get one free sale to save even more!

I gave the blueberry flavor of Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits a try.  They come in 5 individually-wrapped package to keep them fresh, 4 biscuits to a package.  I was expecting a biscuit, but these are more like English biscuits - that is, cookies.  I was happy to see that the product contains no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial flavors.

I thought they tasted good enough to be a snack, not breakfast.  The blueberries were chewy and flavorful and the cookie was crunchy.  They were definitely yummy!

On the down side, I noticed that both sugar and honey are ingredients; sugar was the third most common ingredient and honey was the sixth.  I have to wonder if they were both listed as a single ingredient, it would be the top ingredient in the biscuit.  I try to avoid having overly sweet breakfasts for my kids.  And despite the cookies having 26 grams of whole grains, they didn't strike me as being particularly filling as a breakfast.

So I think these biscuits would be a great, healthy snack, especially a morning snack, but I really doubt that I would use them to replace a child's breakfast.

But they are definitely delicious, so I recommend them as a great morning snack!




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List and Enter Giveaways Linkup 04-08-14 (Fortune Follies Tuesday)

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Pizza bread for dinner! (Friday Figures 04/04/14)


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How was your savings this week?

I went to Publix four times this week!  Two big shops for deals, another one to pick up some more on-sale toilet paper, and a fourth when my child with special needs insisted that we have "pizza bread" for dinner last night.  (That means French bread pizza.)  I didn't have any bread or mozzarella cheese in the house, so I made a special trip just for her.  She was very happy at dinner that night. 

Here's what I got this week:

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Publix: Cheap fish and pasta!


This week at Publix, there are some great deals on Sea Cuisine fish fillets and Barilla pasta.  Put them together and you'll have a great meal!

Otherwise, I didn't find a lot of great deals this week, so I purchased some Passover items in order to get to the $30 minimum for the Enjoy the City Winn-Dixie coupon.  I need to clear out some refrigerator and shelf space for Passover food anyway! Next week I'll finish making my Passover purchases.

Here's what I got:

2 Magnum ice cream @ BOGO $4.49
- 2 $1.25/1 Magnum Ice Cream Bar Multipack (zip 77477)
= $1.99 for two, or $1.00 each

2 Land O'Lakes half-stick butter @ $2.50 = $5.00
- 2 $0.50/1 Land O Lakes Half Stick Butter printable
= $4.00 for two, or $2.00 each

2 Sea Cuisine fish fillets @ BOGO $6.69
- 2 $2.00/1 Sea Cuisine Publix coupon
- 2 $1/1 Highliner Sea Cuisine Product printable
= 69¢ for two, or 35¢ each

2 Friendship cottage cheese @ BOGO $2.39
- 2 $0.70/1 Friendship Cottage Cheese or Friendship Sour Cream (Publix Basket of Savings)
= 99¢ for two, or 50¢ each

4 Barilla pasta @ BOGO $1.49 = $2.98
- 2 $1/2 Barilla Blue Box Pasta printable
= 98¢ for four, or 25¢ each

1 King David matzah 5-lb pack @ $6.99

1 Manischewitz matzah meal @ $3.50

- $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie coupon (Enjoy the City)

Tax: 27¢

Total spent: $14.41
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $43.62


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Publix: Breakfast deals


My kids were on Spring Break last week, so I skipped coupon shopping and took a week off myself!  But I couldn't resist getting the deals, so I went to Publix earlier this week before the sales week ended.

Here's what I got at Publix earlier in the week:

4 Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereal @ BOGO $3.99 = $7.98
- 4 $1/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy printable
- 4 $1/1 Post Dry Cereal Target printable
= 2¢ moneymaker

3 Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt @ $1.00 and 2 Yoplait Greek Blended Yogurt @ $1.20 = $5.40
- $1/5 Yoplait Greek Yogurt, exp. 4/19/14 (SS 02/23/14 R)
- 2 Free Yoplait Greek Blended Cup wyb Yoplait Greek 100 cup Publix coupon (zip 30187)
= $2.00 for five, or 40¢ each

2 Triscuit @ BOGO $4.49
- 2 $1/1 Triscuit Crackers printable
= $2.49 for two, or $1.25 each

2 Dreamfield's pasta @ $1.67 = $3.34
- 2 $1/1 Dreamfields Pasta Product printable
= $1.34 for two, or 67¢ each

2 Planters nuts @ $2.50 = $5.00
- $1/2 Planters Nuts or Peanut Butter printable
- $1/2 Planters Peanuts Target printable
= $3.00 for two, or $1.50 each

2 Angel Soft bath tissue @ BOGO $2.87
- 2 $0.55/1 Angel Soft Item printable
=  $1.77 for two, or 89¢ each

2 Angel soft facial tissue @ $1.25 = $2.50
- 2 $0.50/1 Angel Soft Facial Tissue printable
= $1.50 for two, or 75¢ each

2 Friendship farmer cheese @ $2.50 = $5.00
- 2 $0.70/1 Friendship Buttermilk or Friendship Farmer Cheese (Publix Basket of Savings)
= $3.60 for two, or $1.80 each

2 Friendship sour cream @ BOGO $2.35
- 2 $0.70/1 Friendship Cottage Cheese or Friendship Sour Cream (Publix Basket of Savings)
=  95¢ for two, or 48¢ each

- $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie coupon (Enjoy the City)

Tax: 33¢

Total spent: $12.96
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $48.71

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Monday, March 31, 2014

List and Enter Giveaways Linkup 04-01-14 (Fortune Follies Tuesday)

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Friday, March 28, 2014

On vacation from savings! (Friday Figures 3/28/14)


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How was your savings this week?

I took the week off of couponing!  My kids were on spring break this week, so I decided to take a spring break from couponing.  Instead, I went to ALDI twice and picked up a couple of items from Walmart.

Here's what I got this week:

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Monday, March 24, 2014

List and Enter Giveaways Linkup 03-25-14 (Fortune Follies Tuesday)

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Friday, March 21, 2014

How was your savings? (Friday Figures 03/21/14)


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How was your savings this week?  It wasn't the best for me.  I did well at Publix, but we were out of meat, so I made a big purchase.  That brought the weekly spending over $130, when I typically try to keep it at $80 or less.

Here's what I got this week:

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Publix: Lots of cheap cheese!


This week at Publix, I was able to get lots of great cheese for cheap!  I stocked up on fresh mozzarella, feta, and farmer cheese, too!  I was also able to get more breakfast foods - cereal, English muffins, and juice.  The products cost just over $60 before coupons, so I was able to use two $5 off coupons as well as the $10 in-ad coupon for a $50 gas card.

Here's what I got this week:

4 Chex cereal @ BOGO $3.49 = $6.98
- 2 $0.50/1 Chex cereal coupon printable (zip 77477)
- 2 $0.60/1 Chex Cereal printable
= $4.78 for four, or $1.20 each

2 Thomas English muffins @ BOGO $4.19
- $1/2 Thomas' Product, exp. 3/30/14 (SS 01/19/14 R)
= $3.19 for two, or $1.60 each

8 Juicy Juice products @ $2.00 = $16.00
- 4 $1/2 Juicy Juice blinkie coupons
= $12.00 for eight, or $1.50 each

1 Mahatma rice @ 95¢
- $0.50/1 Mahatma or Watermaid, exp. 4/30/14 (RP 01/26/14 #2 R)
= 45¢

2 President feta @ BOGO $5.39
- 2 $1/1 President Skinny Cheese printable
= $3.39 for two, or $1.70 each

2 Friendship farmer cheese @ $2.50 = $5.00
- 2 $0.75/1 Friendship Dairy Item, exp. 3/21/14 (Publix Lucky Saver Flyer)
= $3.50 for two, or $1.75 each

4 Galbani Sorrento mozzarella cheese @ $2.99 = $11.96
- 4 $1/1 Sorrento Galbani Cheese, exp. 5/31/14 (SS 02/09/14 R)
= $7.96 for four, or $1.99 each

2 La Mexicana salsa @ BOGO $3.99 (located in the produce section)
= $2.00 each

1 Hebrew National hot dogs @ $3.50

3.51 lb bananas @ 69¢/lb = $2.42

- 2 $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie coupons (Enjoy the City)

Total spent: $35.78
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $60.24
Plus $10 off a $50 gas gift card 


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