Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $65.40 worth of groceries and toiletries for $18.04, 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 8/27 Publix Trip – $65.40 for $18.04 or 72% Off


What I Love About the New Fiber One Cookies & Streusel Bars

Disclosure – Information and a prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fiber One Cookies

I’ll be honest, I really didn’t know what to expect when I was asked to try the new Fiber One Streusel Bars and Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like a nice soft cookie and I kind of thought that with all the extra fiber these might not be as soft, moist and chewy as they turned out to be. I also wasn’t sure if my five kids would even try them, much less like them, but I have been very pleasantly surprised.

A couple of the kids actually fought over who got the last Blueberry Streusel Bar and my daughters and I all really enjoyed the Strawberry Streusel Bars. The kids have even asked to take them and the Chocolate Chip Cookies to school for snacks and I’ve gladly let them do that.

My oldest son asks for a fudge round for a before bed snack practically every night. I’ve tried everything to get him to eat something else, I’ll give him fruit instead and he’ll eat it, then go ahead and ask for a fudge round after – and then it just becomes a big argument. I got him to try a Fiber One Double Chocolate Chip Cookie one night and he absolutely loved it, I’m SO happy that he’s started asking for them now that I went out and stocked up on them, which is awesome because I love them too!

The fudge rounds are 250 calories with 90 calories from fat and they only contain 2 grams of dietary fiber. On the other hand the Fiber One Double Chocolate Chip Cookies contain 120 calories with 40 calories from fat and still have a whopping 5 grams of dietary fiber or 20% of the recommended daily allowance. That thrills me because we’re able to get the chocolate that we’re craving without any of the guilt and the extra fiber keeps us fuller longer so we’re not left wanting more. They’re available all over, including my favorite store Publix, and you can even grab some Fiber One coupons here!

My 8/27 Publix Trip – $65.40 for $18.04 or 72% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

I went to the Publix closest to my house today instead of the one closest to my work that I usually go to and I was actually very disappointed. They’ve recently finished a remodel of this store so I thought I’d give it a try again but I went in with a very short list and an even shorter amount of time to spend but they didn’t have two of the BOGOs on the my list, didn’t even have empty spots where they should have been. I stopped a manager who was very helpful and went to great lengths to make sure I was happy, but I still left sad that they didn’t have the Suave deodorant I could have got for free after coupons or the Velvet Crush Pinot Noir that I wanted. I had to figure something else out quickly so I could hit the $30 I needed before qs to use the $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon I had so I just threw some more of the Philly Swirl popsicles in my cart for the kids. Today I bought $65.40 worth of groceries for $18.04, or 72% off after coupons and $3 RR.  Here are the deals:

State Fair Corn Dogs, Assorted Varieties, 13.3 to 16 oz, BOGO $3.49
-$0.55/1 State Fair Product (I used four of these)
Final Price: $1.20 per box

Alexia All Natural Potatoes or Onion Rings, Assorted Varieties, 13.5 to 32 oz, BOGO $3.79
-$1/1 Alexia Smart Classics printable (I used two of these)
-$1/1 Alexia Product (must enter contest/make your perfect pairing to get coupon) (I used two of these)
Final Price: 74¢ each

PhillySwirl Italian Ice or Fruit Drops Frozen Fruit Bars, Assorted Varieties, 13.2 to 21 oz, or SoBe Lifewater Frozen Bars, 13.2 oz, BOGO $3.29
-$1/1 PhillySwirl Frozen Treats, Any – 05-18-14 SS (exp 9/2)
-$1/1 Sobe Frozen Lifewater Product, Any – 08-17-14 RP (exp 10/17)
-$0.50/1 Sobe Frozen Lifewater Product
Final Price: $1.65 each (I had no qs)

Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Assorted Varieties, 8 oz, BOGO $1.67
-$1 off Cool Whip and any 2 Jell-O Pudding Mixes
Final Price: 84¢ each

Emerald Almonds, Assorted Varieties, 8.5 to 9.5 oz (Excluding Walnuts with Almonds), BOGO $5.49
-$1/1 Emerald Nuts Canister Printable (I used two of these)
-$1/1 Emerald Nuts Canister Publix Digital Coupon
Final Price: $1.75 each

Publix Sweet Cream Butter, Salted or Unsalted, Four Quarters, 16 oz, $3.29

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Creating the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $89.82 worth of groceries and toiletries for $26.62, 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 8/20 Publix Trip – $57.48 for $25.60 or 56% Off

My 8/17 Walgreens Trip – $32.34 for $1.02 or 97% Off


My 8/20 Publix Trip – $57.48 for $25.60 or 56% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

This was such a long day at work that I was thrilled to get a free rotisserie chicken for dinner and the kids devoured it so we were all happy. While it wasn’t a big trip I managed to get a good deal on some staples that we needed. Today I bought $57.48 worth of groceries for $25.60, or 56% off after coupons, $5/$30 Winn Dixie q and $3 RR.  Here are the deals:

Bounty Basic Paper Towels, Select-A-Size, Mega Rolls, 6 rolls, $5.99 *eligible for the free Rotisserie Chicken wyb 3 participating P&G products*
-$0.25/1 Bounty Product (excludes trial/ travel sizes) Publix Digital Coupon
-$0.50/1 Bounty Towels Target Coupon, 07/27 RP (exp 8/31)
-$1/1 Bounty or Bounty Basic Paper Towels Publix Coupon “Go on a Stocking Spree” Sheet (I used this one)
-$0.25/1 Bounty Towel or Napkins, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
Final Price: $4.99 plus the free chicken

Coca-Cola Products, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans, 4/$10
-$1/2 Coca-Cola Product, Any 12-Pack Of 12 Oz. Cans – Found On Product peelie
Final Price: $2.50 per 12 pack

Publix Spring Water or Purified, 24 pk, 16.9 oz bottles, $4.49 B2G1 or $2.99 each

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner or 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioer, Assorted Varieties, 25.4 oz, $5.49 *eligible for the free Rotisserie Chicken wyb 3 participating P&G products*
-$1/1 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product Printable
-$2/1 Pantene Styling Product Printable
-$4/2 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product Printable
-$3/2 Pantene Products (excludes Expert Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women and trial/travel size Publix Digital Coupon
-$3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14) (I used this one)
Final Price: Pay just $3.99 each plus free chicken

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Beef. It’s What for Dinner at Our House!

Disclosure – “I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Beef! It's What's for Dinner!

With five young kids in the house I don’t get out a lot, but it’s super easy to entertain friends at home – all you have to do is throw a few steaks on the grill and you’ve got a party! The best thing about grilling out is that you can hang out and socialize with your friends while cooking and you don’t have to spend all your time in the kitchen. This super simple meal went together in just a few minutes and it was both delicious and healthy.

These ribeye steaks were marinated in low sodium Dale’s sauce for the afternoon in a zip bag in the refrigerator then grilled for just a few minutes on each side. We topped ours with slices of provolone cheese and you could make yours extra special by sauteing onions and mushrooms and placing them between the steak and the cheese. The steaks were served with a ceasar salad and bacon wrapped potatoes that were also cooked on the grill. Drizzle a little olive oil on the potatoes before wrapping them in partially cooked bacon, hold the bacon in place with toothpicks and wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil before placing on the grill.

In addition to being quick and easy to prepare, beef is also a healthy meal since it contains 10 essential nutrients including iron, choline, selenium, zinc, phosphorous, niacin, riboflavin, vitamins B6 and B12, and of course protein. It’s also a low calorie meal choice and most lean cuts have less fat than skinless chicken thighs. My favorite thing though is that I always know the kids will eat their dinner without any fuss when I serve them beef, in fact we have taco night at the house several times a month and the kids really enjoy getting to put their own tacos together just the way they like them.

We’ll put all the ‘fixins’ out on the table and let them choose their own favorites. Plus, we always make extra taco meat using lean ground beef on taco night so there is enough leftover for after school snacks the next day. The kids love to scoop it up with tortilla chips for a quick snack and I love that all I have to do is warm it up a little, so everybody is happy!

My 8/17 Walgreens Trip – $32.34 for $1.02 or 97% Off

Walgreens Shopping Trip

I’m super excited to have been paid to buy my favorite Almay eyeliner at Walgreens today so I stocked up and I bought some delicious candy bars with the overage. I basically ended up only paying tax on all of this so I bought $32.34 worth of goodies for $1.02, or 97% off after coupons and RR. Here are the deals:

$3RR WYB ALmay Lip or Eye Cosmetics & Eye Makeup Removers $5.99 + 25¢ (250 Balance Reward Points)
-$4/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp. 8/24/14 (SS 08/10/14 R) (I used 3 of these)
Final Price: FREE + $1.26 Money Maker!

Hershey’s Candy Bars 3/$2
-$1/3 Hershey’s Candy Bars tearpad (I used 3 of these)
Final Price: 33¢ each

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $96.25 worth of groceries  for $27.68, or 71% 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 8/13 Publix Trip – $96.25 for $27.68 or 71% Off


My 8/13 Publix Trip – $96.25 for $27.68 or 71% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

I needed to hit $50 before coupons so I could use the gas card coupon this week but it wasn’t hard because there were a lot of great deals. My kids have really been going through the fruit bars during this long hot summer so I was happy to pick up these four boxes even though I didn’t have any coupons for them. I was also thrilled to get the BabyBel cheeses to take to work for snacks. Today I bought $96.25 worth of groceries for $27.68, or 71% off after coupons, $5/$40 Publix q that came in the mail this week and $2.50 Register Rewards.  Here are the deals:

Hormel REV Wrap, Assorted Varieties, 3 oz, 2/$3
-$1/2 HORMEL REV Wraps (I used one of these)
-$1/2 Hormel Rev wraps Target Coupon (and one of these)
Final Price: 50¢ each

The Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Cheese, 4.2 or 4.5 oz, 2/$5
-$1/1 Babybel® Cheese product (I used two of these)
Final Price: $1.50 per bag

Smithfield Ham Slice, Maple or Honey, Smoked, Boneless, 8 oz, BOGO $3.59
-$0.75/1 Smithfield Anytime Favorites, 07/13 SS (exp 8/31)
Final Price: $1.80 each (I had no qs)

Eat Smart Vegetables, Assorted Varieties, 10 or 12 oz, BOGO $2.50 or $1.25 per bag

Chinet Classic White Plates, Square, Dinner, 9 1/2 in, or Dessert, 6 3/8 in, 15 or 35 ct; or Cut Crystal Plastic Cups Tumblers Tall, 14 oz, or Regular, 9 oz, 18 or 25 ct, BOGO $2.89
-$1/1 Chinet Branded Products printable
-$1/1 Chinet Product printable (I used two of these)
Final Price: 45¢ each

Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz, BOGO $1.85 or 93¢ each

Mueller’s Pasta or Ronco, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 16 oz (Excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, Gluten Free, and Noodles), BOGO $1.59
-$0.75/1 Ronco Pot-Sized Pasta printable
-$0.55/1 Ronco 100% Whole Grain Pasta printable
-$0.75/1 Mueller’s Pot Sized Pasta, Any – Powered By SmartSource (I used two of these)
Final Price: 5¢ each

Simply Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 20 ct, BOGO $2.85 or $1.43 each

Soft Scrub Cleanser or Cleaner, Assorted Varieties, 20 to 28.6 oz, 2/$5
-$1/1 Soft Scrub Product, exp. 8/31/14 (RP 08/03/14 #2)
-$1/1 Soft Scrub Cream Cleansers printable (I used two of these)
-$1/1 Soft Scrub Cleanser with Bleach printable
Final Price: $1.50 each

Kraft Velveeta Prepared Cheese Slices, 12 oz, BOGO $3.29 or $1.65 each

Edy’s Outshine Fruit Bars or Fruit & Veggie, Assorted Varieties, 14.7 to 18 oz, BOGO $4.65 or $2.33 per box

$50 Gas Card
-$10 Off $50 Gas Card wyb $50 or more Grocery purchase Publix Coupon (valid August 13 to August 17)

 

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.