Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This has been a slow shopping week for me, but I bought a total of $30.21 worth of groceries and toiletries for $2.24, or 89% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that ;)

My 4/13 Walgreens Trip – $30.21 for $2.24 or 89% Off


My 4/13 Walgreens Trip – $30.21 for $2.24 or 89% Off

Walgreens Shopping Trip

I haven’t made my usual Walgreens trip in a few weeks because there just hasn’t been much exciting on sale lately, but I needed some eyeliner and I want to try this new Morton’s Epsom lotion. I’m a heel fanatic and at the end of the day my feet are often sore but I never seem to have time to soak them in epsom salts so I’m anxious to try the lotion and see how it works. Today I bought $30.21 worth of stuff for $2.24, or 89% off. Here are the deals:

Get $6 RR WYB Morton Epsom Lotion 8 oz $6 = FREE!

Ban Total Refresh Cloths 10 pk $3.99
-FREE Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths (SS 04/13/14)
-Try Me Free Rebate peelie on package (I used this)
Final Price: FREE!

Almay Eye Cosmetics or Makeup Remover $5.99
-$4/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp. 4/27/14 (SS 04/13/14) (I used this one)
-$1/1 Almay Makeup Remover, Eye or Lip Cosmetics (Walgreens, April) (and this one)
Final Price: 99¢ EACH

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I didn’t get a lot of shopping done, but I bought a total of $105.06 worth of groceries for $29.46, or 72% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that ;)

My 4/9 Publix Trip – $105.06 for $29.46 or 72% Off


My 4/9 Publix Trip – $105.06 for $29.46 or 72% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

This was a fabulous deal on Coke products this week so I had to grab some even though I just stocked up recently. I’m happy to have also got a great deal on some snack items for the kids and for work, and we love to have these Simply Potatoes hash browns when we do breakfast for dinner. Today I bought $105.06 worth of groceries for $29.46, or 72% off after coupons and $10/$50 Apple Market q. Here are the deals:

Cool Whip Whipped Topping, 8 oz, BOGO $1.89
-$0.55/1 Cool Whip Whipped Topping Publix Basket Of Savings Booklet (I used two of these)
Final Price: 40¢ each

Sargento Shredded Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 5 to 8 oz, BOGO $4.19 or $2.10 each

Simply Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 20 oz, BOGO $2.50
-$0.75/1 Simply Potatoes Product (I used two of these)
Final Price: 50¢ each

Ken’s Steak House Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz, BOGO $3.61
-$1/2 Ken’s Dressing, 03/02 SS (exp 4/30) (I used one of these)
-$1/2 Ken’s Products printable
-$1/1 Ken’s Dressing, 03/02 SS (exp 4/30)
Final Price: $1.30 each

Heinz Tomato Ketchup, 38 oz, BOGO $3.49
-$1/1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup (Shopmium Deposit)
-$0.50/1 Heinz Ketchup printable (I used two of these)
Final Price: $1.25 each

Nestle Toll House Morsels, Assorted Varieties, 10 to 12 oz, BOGO $2.99
-$0.75/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels, 04/06 SS (exp 5/31)
-$0.50/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels or Refrigerated Cookie Dough printable (I used one of these)
-$0.55/1 Nestle Toll House Morsels Target coupon (and two of these)
Final Price: 70¢ each

Planters Nuts, Regular Mixed Nuts, Cashews Halves & Pieces or Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts, Assorted Varieties, 8 to 10.3 oz, BOGO $5.29
-$1/2 Planters Nuts or Peanut Butters 6 oz+ (I used one of these)
-$1/2 PLANTERS Nuts or Peanut Butter (6 oz. or larger) Publix Digital Coupon
Final Price: $2.15 each

Edward’s or Mrs. Smith’s Pie, Assorted Varieties, 22.4 to 38.33 oz, 50% Off
-$1/1 Mrs Smith or Edwards Pie Target Coupon (I used two of these)
-$0.55/1 Mrs. Smith’s® Frozen Pie Publix coupon Basket Of Savings Booklet
-$0.55/1 EDWARDS® Whole Pie Publix coupon Basket Of Savings Booklet
-$1.00/1 Mrs Smith’s or Edwards Pie (I used two of these)
Final Price: $2.00 each

Coca-Cola Products, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans, $5.59, B2G2
-$2/2 Coca-Cola Product, 12 pk, 12 oz or 8 pk, 12 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Healthy Savings” In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 3/22 to 4/11) (I used two of these)
-$1/2 Coca-Cola product, any 12 oz. can 12-packs – found on product peelie
Final Price: $1.80 per 12 pack

Jack Link’s Premium Cuts Beef Jerky or Turkey Jerky or Nuggets, Assorted Varieties, 3.25 oz, or Multipack, 3.13 oz, BOGO $5.69
-$1/1 Jack Link’s Peelie
Final Price: $2.85 each

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 2/$5
- $2 off Pilon Coffee 10 oz. AND One (1) Kellogg’s Poptarts 4.9 oz. or larger
-$0.40/1 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries Frosted Wild Betty Bloom Limited Edition printable
Final Price: $2.50 each box

New to couponing? Check out our Couponing 101 page and learn how to save a little or A LOT! Also visit our Strategic Shopping page to learn how a few small, painless changes in the way you shop can result in HUGE savings!  Find any coupon in our new coupon database, order coupons you need, and you can download the FREE coupon toolbar here.

Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $95.01 worth of groceries and toiletries for $28.74, or 70% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that ;)

My 4/2 Publix Trip – $95.01 for $28.74 or 70% Off


My 4/2 Publix Trip – $95.01 for $28.74 or 70% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

There was a $10/$50 Apple Market (local Publix competitor) coupon in Sunday’s paper and I had to make sure I hit $50 so I could use it today but there are lots of good deals I could use this week so it wasn’t difficult. Since I typically stock up on meat and entrees at one time my weekly shopping trips sometimes look like all I buy is cereal and snacks so I was happy to be able to get the chicken, pizzas, entrees and veggies this trip. Today I bought $95.01 worth of groceries for $28.74, or 70% off after coupons. Here are the deals:

Fresh Express Salad Blend or Singles, Kit, or 50/50 Mix, Assorted Varieties, 3.2 to 12 oz, BOGO $3.99
-$2/2 Fresh Express bags, any (DND 9) (Sign Up Required, Sent Via Email wyb & enter 15 bags codes within 30 days of signing up)
-$1/2 Fresh Express Salad Blends, Any – SaladSwap.com (Sign Up Required, Sent Via Email)
-$2/2 Fresh Express Salad, any AND Fresh Express Artisanal Salad – found on product Peelie
Final Price: $2.00 each (I had no qs)

Contessa World Cuisine Meal for Two or Barefoot Contessa Dinner for Two, Assorted Varieties, 22 or 24 oz, BOGO $7.99
-$1.50/1 Barefoot Contessa Meal (I used two of these)
Final Price: $2.50 per meal

Perdue Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Tenders or Cutlets, 22 to 29 oz, BOGO $6.29
-$1/1 Perdue Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken (zip 12345) (I used two of these)
Final Price: $2.15 per bag

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Cold Cuts, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz, BOGO $6.49
-$1/2 OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh lunch meat (I used this one)
-$1/2 OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh lunch meat Publix Digital Coupon
Final Price: $2.75 per pound

Red Baron Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 14.76 to 23.45 oz, BOGO $4.99
-$1/2 Red Baron Frozen Pizza Target Coupon (I used this one)
Final Price: $2.00 each

Barilla Pasta, Selected Varieties, 12 to 16 oz (Excluding Barilla Plus, Lasagna and Gluten Free), BOGO $1.49
-$1/3 Barilla Blue Box Pasta, 03/23 SS (exp 5/17)
-$0.55/2 Barilla Blue Box Pasta, 03/23 SS (exp 5/17)
-$1/2 Barilla Blue Box Pasta printable (I used this one)
-$1/2 BARILLA Blue Box Pasta Publix Digital Coupon
Final Price: 24¢ per box

Weight Watchers Snacks, Muffins, Cookies or Snack Cakes, From the Publix Bakery, Assorted Varieties, 4.44 to 7.94 oz, BOGO $3.59
-$0.55/1 Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods printable (I used two of these)
-$0.55/1 Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Good, Any – 01-05-14 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2014)
Final Price: $1.25 each

Publix Sherbet, Assorted Varieties, Half Gallon, 3/$10
-$1/1 Market Pantry Frozen Dessert Target Coupon (I used this one)
Final Price: $2.33

Broccoli or Cauliflower, 2/$5 or $2.50 each

Tampico Fruit Punch Drinks, 1 gallon, BOGO $1.99 or $1.00 each

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, Assorted Varieties, 12.5 to 17.9 oz, BOGO $2.49 – $2.59
-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting, any WYB Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, any 17.5 oz. or larger – found on product Peelie (exp 11/18/2014)
-$.75/1 Betty Crocker Cooke Mix Publix Digital Coupon (I used this one)
-Free Betty Crocker Cookie Mix (handout coupon) (and this one)
Final Price: 75¢ money maker

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

I only made one shopping trip this week and I bought a total of $71.21 worth of groceries and toiletries for $27.38, or 62% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that ;)

My 3/26 Publix Trip – $71.21 for $27.38 or 62% Off


A Unique Way to Capture People’s Attention

Lapel Pins

Have you ever noticed how much of an attention grabber a whisper is? When someone begins whispering to another person, everyone around them diverts their attention to that direction in hopes of not missing what’s being said. Sometimes, it is the more subtle ways to promote your company, your organization or your cause that captures someone’s attention. If your goal is to make a large number of people aware of your cause or company, an ideal way to do that is with simple tokens such as key chains, lapel pins or magnets.

Advances in technology have made it possible to have very personalized promotional items prepared in quantities that are conducive to your needs. Just imagine having lapel pins made using a photograph that epitomizes your company or club. Key chains remain a popular promotional item. You can also customize these to meet your specific needs. When it comes to choosing a promotional item that is likely to be displayed in homes, offices and a variety of other places, magnets are a good option. Almost anyone can find a place for a magnet. Not only are magnets decorative, you’ll find that people like collecting them for their usefulness. They are great for holding reminder notes in the car or at someone’s desk and for attaching kid’s artwork or a “to do” list or grocery shopping list to refrigerator.

Times change. In order to keep current with ways to get your company’s name out there or draw attention to a cause you are promoting, you need to be open to new promotional items. One of the newest items available are custom designed or personalized lanyards. Pause for a moment and think of how often you see people using lanyards as a convenient way to carry their I.D., their keys and various membership or loyalty cards. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to advertise on an item that is so frequently used and seen by such a large number of people. Lanyards play into the whisper effect in that they aren’t flashy or flamboyant, yet curiosity will make people stop and stare at them just to see what’s written on them.

Creativity and an awareness of current trends can help you find ways to get your message out to others. Professionals who design promotional products can be a wonderful resource for ideas and provide guidance throughout the design process.