Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $172.27 worth of groceries and toiletries for $93.47 or 65% 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 5/20 Publix Trip – $93.47 for $32.77 or 65% Off

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My 5/20 Publix Trip – $93.47 for $32.77 or 65% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

Last week I had coupons for free Whoppers with a Coca Cola 12 pack purchase but my Publix store was out of Whoppers so they gave me a raincheck which I redeemed this week. I also had a couple Smithfield bacon blinkies that expire at the end of the month so I took advantage of the BOGO sale and stocked up. Today I bought $93.47 worth of groceries for $32.77, or 65% off after coupons and $10/50 Apple Market coupon. Here are the deals:

McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning, Assorted Varieties, 2.5 to 3.5 oz, BOGO $2.19
-$1/2 McCormick Gourmet Seasonings (I used one of these)
Final Price: 60¢ each

Hershey’s Chocolate Candy Bars or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Kit Kat Crisp Wafers, Assorted Varieties, 6 ct, BOGO $4.99
-$1/2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar Multipack printable
-$0.50/1 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate printable [6-pk.]
-$0.55/1 Hershey’s Product, “this” – found on product Peelie (exp 9/30/2015)
Final Price: $2.50 per package or 42¢ per bar (I had no qs)

Kraft Shredded Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 6 to 8 oz, BOGO $4.29
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese, 05/10 RP (exp 6/10) [Shreds or blocks]
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese, 04/26 SS (exp 5/26) [Shreds, slices or blocks]
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese, Any Shreds, Slices Or Blocks 7 – 8 Oz. Only – Found On Kraft Cheese Slices Peelie (exp 7/31/2015)
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese Items, Any 5 Oz. Or Larger (Includes Kraft, Philadelphia, Cracker Barrel, Breakstone’s And Polly-O; DND) – on product Peelie (exp 12/31/2015)
-$1/1 Kraft Cheese Items, Any 5 Oz. Or Larger (Includes Philadelphia, Cracker Barrel, Breakstone’s And Polly-O; DND) – Found On Product Peelie (exp 12/31/2015)
Final Price: $2.15 each (I had no qs)

Vanity Fair Napkins, Impressions: Regular or Dinner, 3-Ply; or Everyday: Regular or Printed Design Collection, 2-Ply, 40 to 100 ct, BOGO $2.29
-$5/$25 Dixie plates, Dixie Ultra Plates and Bowls, Vanity Fair Everyday Design Collection, Mezzetta Peppers and Olives, Banana Boat or Sun Care, (SavingStar Deposit) [3-oz.+; Excludes lip balm & trial size, and Wet Ones wipes,]
-$0.55/1 Vanity Fair Everyday Design Collection Napkins, Any – Found on Product Peelie (exp 5/31/2015) (I used two of these)
-$1/2 Vanity Fair Impressions, Everyday Napkins or Guest Hand Towels, any Tearpad (exp 12/31/2015)
-$1/2 Vanity Fair Design Collection Napkins, Any (1) And (1) Vanity Fair Everyday Or Impressions Napkins, Any Package Tearpad (exp 11/15/2015)
-$1/2 Vanity Fair Design Collection Napkins, Any Tearpad (exp 11/15/2015)
Final Price: 60¢ each

Clean & Clear Facial Products, Assorted Varieties, 0.75 to 8 oz, or 50 ct pkg, $2 Off
-$1/1 Clean & Clear Product Printable [ETS] (I used two of these)
-$2/1 Clean & Clear Advantage Product Printable [ETS]
-$1/1 Clean & Clear Product, Any (Excludes Trial & Travel Sizes)
Final Price: $1.49 each

Smithfield Hickory Smoked Bacon, Regular or Thick Sliced, or Cherrywood, 16 oz, BOGO $6.99
-$1/2 Smithfield Hickory Smoked Bacon blinkie (exp 5/31/15) (I used two of these)
Final Price: $3.00 per pound

Sargento Balanced Breaks Snacks, Assorted Varieties, 4.5 oz, 2/$6
-$0.75/1 Sargento Balanced Breaks Cheese Snack Kit Printable (I used two of these)
-$0.75/1 Sargento Balanced Breaks printable
-$1/1 Sargento Balanced Breaks Snack, 05/17 SS (exp 7/19)
-$0.50/1 Sargento Balanced Breaks Snacks, Any (DND) Blinkie (exp 5/29/2015)
Final Price: $2.25 each

Canada Dry, 7UP, or A&W or Diet Rite, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans (Excluding Seltzer Water), B2G2 $9.98
-$1 off (2) 2-liters, ONE (1) 6-pack .5-liter or ONE (1) 12-pack of any flavor* Canada Dry® (Reg., TEN or Diet) Publix Digital Coupon
-$1 off (1) 12-pack cans OR ONE (1) 6-pack .5-liter bottles of any flavor* Canada Dry® Sparkling Seltzer Water Publix Digital Coupon
Final Price: $2.50 each 12 pack

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 $83.47 worth of groceries and toiletries for $41.17, or 51% 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 5/13 Publix Trip – $83.47 for $41.17 or 51% Off


MONAT Anti-Aging Haircare Review & Giveaway RV $99

MONAT Anti-Aging Haircare

All my life I’ve had fine, limp hair and I’ve used every thickening or volumizing hair product I could get my hands on. Although I’ve gone through products galore, I never really worried about my hair until I noticed how much my mom’s hair is thinning, and then I had an episode a couple years ago where I lost a lot of hair (sometimes it came out in clumps!) during a particularly stressful time of my life.

When I heard about MONAT’s anti-aging hair care products I did a bunch of research on what is different about them. Here’s a little bit about the science behind MONAT from their website.

REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive is MONAT’s invigorating proprietary blend of 11+ unique molecular ingredients, which includes vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega-6 fatty acids, nutrients and amino acids, suitable for all skin and hair types. These ingredients have been proven to mimic the body’s own natural oils to reduce hair thinning, prevent oxidative stress, and add volume and shine. REJUVENIQE’s special properties energize and rehabilitate the scalp to visibly repair hair with instant and long-term Age Prevention benefits.

Capixyl™, powered with Red Clover Extract, a gentle emollient that reduces scalp inflammation, strengthens and thickens hair, and hydrates the scalp to stimulate natural, noticeable hair growth.

While skeptical, I still figured I had to give it a try so even though it’s a little on the expensive side, it’s $99 for the line of 3 products in the Volume System of Balance System lines, I bought some for myself. I was actually pleasantly surprised the first time that I used MONAT. In the past every single one of the volume shampoos that I’ve used has worked by roughing up the cuticle of my hair which leaves it feeling dry and a little rough. That’s how you get the illusion of volume so I was amazed that a rich, creamy shampoo with oil as one of the main ingredients would give my hair any body at all.

MONAT Volume System

I’ve used shampoos for shiny hair and some with argan oil before and they would leave my hair shinier, but very limp, and I was thrilled that the MONAT left my hair shiny and smooth while at the same time adding more lift and volume. My hair actually felt thicker the first time I used the MONAT Volume System, but the real benefit has come after using it for awhile. The before photos above are of me the day my MONAT came in the mail and after almost a month of using the products. The top pictures are right after blow drying my hair in the morning and the bottom ones are after I curl my hair to get ready for work. I’m super pleased with how much more body my hair has and how much fuller it looks and I can’t wait to see how it looks after continued use.

If you want to try the products yourself you can check them out at MONAT and you can even get a 15% discount and free shipping if you join the VIP Program. There is also a distributorship program available if you’re interested in getting even bigger discounts while earning some money.

I’m super excited to be able to giveaway a MONAT hair care system to one lucky reader! To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, May 31st.

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My 5/13 Publix Trip – $83.47 for $41.17 or 51% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

There was a $10/$50 Apple Market (local Publix competitor) coupon in today’s newspaper so I bought the Miller Lite to hit $50 and figure that means I got a really great deal on beer that was already on sale for $4 off. Of course I also got a few other great deals like the fish sticks, ham, sodas and corn. Today I bought $83.47 worth of groceries for $41.17, or 51% off. Here are the deals:

Cumberland Gap Boneless Ham Steak, Lower Sodium, 12 oz, BOGO $4.69 or $2.35 each

Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Assorted Varieties, 8 oz bowl, BOGO $1.91 or 95¢ each

Nestle Drumstick Cones, Frozen Dairy Dessert, The Original Sundae Cone, Assorted Varieties, 18.4 oz, BOGO $4.79 or $2.40 each

Gorton’s Fish Sticks or Fillets or Portions, 18.2 to 24.5 oz, or Smart & Crunchy Sticks or Fillets, 15.2 or 15.7 oz, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $6.49
-$1/1 Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy printable
-$1/1 Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Fillets printable
-$1/1 Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Item printable
-$1/1 Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy printable
Final Price: $2.75 each

Coca-Cola Products, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans or 8 pk, 12 oz bottles (Excluding Dasani Sparkling Water, 12 pk), 4/$12
-$1/1 Diet Coke Multipack, exp. 5/15/15 (Publix Coupon Green Grocery Flyer) [12-pk., 12-oz.] (I used one of these)
-FREE Whoppers or Milk Duds wyb (1) Coca-Cola Product, exp. 5/15/15 (Publix Coupon Green Grocery Flyer) [Candy 10-oz. to 12-oz, Coca-Cola 12-pk., 12-oz.] (I used 3 of these)
-B2G1 Coca-Cola Products, exp. 5/15/15 (Publix Coupon Green Grocery Flyer) [6-pk., 8-oz.(excludes Coca-Cola Life)]
-$0.30/1 Coca-Cola product, (1) 2-liter, (2) 1-liters or any (1) multipack bottles or cans – found on Coca-Cola 2-liters Peelie
Final Price: $2.75 each (and raincheck for free candy!!)

Florida Sweet Corn, Yellow, White, or Bi-Color Varieties, 10/$3 or 30¢ each

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Unplug. Pop. and Connect. with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn

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My kids spend way too much time in front of a screen – computer, TV, tablet and Xbox. That’s why I always encourage other activities like playing outside, reading and playing cards or board games with the family.

We take walks around the neighborhood every day after dinner or go for bike rides when the weather is nice. We also really enjoy playing card games or Yahtzee. The kids love it when I pop a big batch of popcorn and we huddle around the dining room table or living room floor and play games together.

Since popcorn is low in calories and high in fiber I enjoy serving it to the kids just as much as they enjoy eating it, plus it’s a whole grain and I don’t even have to tell them! I’m also thrilled to know that JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is the only microwave and Ready-to-Eat popcorn endorsed by Weight Watchers® so I love eating it along side the kids.

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $77.77 worth of groceries and toiletries for $33.00, or 58% 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 5/6 Publix Trip – $77.77 for $33.00 or 58% Off

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My 5/6 Publix Trip – $77.77 for $33.00 or 58% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

For the first time in a very long time I didn’t have a dollars off coupon to use at Publix so I just got a few things that I really needed and I had to get a few more Diet Coke 12 packs while there are such great coupons available.  I’m thinking that I should have a few more boxes of Puffs while they’re a great deal and if I really like the sea salt and pepper cashews I may just go back to the store this week for more of each. Today I bought $77.77 worth of groceries for $33.00, or 58% off after coupons. Here are the deals:

Emerald Cashews or Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Mixed Nut Blend, Assorted Varieties, 5 or 5.5 oz, BOGO $3.89
-$0.50/1 Emerald Nuts Item Printable
Final Price: $1.95 each (I had no qs)

Smithfield Boneless Ham Steak, Maple Flavored, Honey Cured, or Hickory, 8 oz, BOGO $3.59 or $1.80 each

Vlasic Pickles or Spears or Stackers, Selected Varieties, 16 to 46 oz, BOGO $2.99
-$1/1 Vlasic Bold & Spicy Stacker Pickles printable
Final Price: $1.50 each (I had no qs)

Valley Fresh Chicken Breast In Water, With Rib Meat, 10 oz can, BOGO $3.45 or $1.73 each can

Coca-Cola Products, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans (Excluding Dasani Sparkling Waters, 12 pk), B2G1 $4.99
-$1/1 Diet Coke Multipack, exp. 5/15/15 (Publix Coupon Green Grocery Flyer) [12-pk., 12-oz.] (I used 3 of these)
-FREE Whoppers or Milk Duds wyb (1) Coca-Cola Product, exp. 5/15/15 (Publix Coupon Green Grocery Flyer) [Candy 10-oz. to 12-oz, Coca-Cola 12-pk., 12-oz.] (I used 3 of these)
-$0.30/1 Coca-Cola product, (1) 2-liter, (2) 1-liters or any (1) multipack bottles or cans – found on Coca-Cola 2-liters Peelie
-Free Coca Cola product 12 pack from MyCokeRewards.com (I used one of these)
Final Price: 66¢ each AND free candy!

SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. Shrimp or Clam Strips or Crab Cakes, Assorted Varieties, 8 to 25 oz (Excluding Family Size Butterfly and Shrimp Spring Roll, 20 oz), BOGO $7.99
-$1/1 SeaPak Product printable [8-oz.+]
-$0.75/1 SeaPak Product printable [8-oz.+]
-$0.75/1 SeaPak Product printable (I used 2 of these)
-$0.75/1 SeaPak Product, Any – Found On Product Peelie (exp 12/31/2015)
Final Price: $3.52 each box

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My Kids Are #FreeToBe Adventurous with All Free & Clear

All Free & Clear

It’s already getting pretty warm here in Northwest Florida and the kids are really enjoying their outdoor time. They had a blast at a family cookout this past weekend and I loved seeing them have such a great time, but boy can they produce some laundry! Between all the towels they used, a couple changes of clothes, and their bathing suits it’s not difficult to come up with a load or two of laundry in a days’ time. I’m confident that with all free clear laundry detergent we’re getting all the pool chemicals out of their clothes without adding anymore harsh chemicals to the mix.

All Free & Clear

A couple of the kids take after their mommy in that they have sensitive skin and some laundry detergents tend to make us itchy so I love this all free clear Oxi with Stainlifters. It is free of perfumes and clear of dyes so it’s tough on stains but gentle on our skin. With the summer months coming the kids will be doing lots of field trips and activities in their annual summer camp and they swim at least a couple times a week there so our usual mountain of laundry will be growing tremendously.

When I was a kid we spent all of our spare time outside doing all sorts of fun things like building forts, catching tadpoles, playing hide and seek and jumping in mud puddles. Those are things my kids don’t seem to get enough time to do between our busy schedules and having their attention divided between all the screens in their lives – tablets, TV, computer games, XBox. I’m thrilled that with this beautiful spring and summer weather they get a chance to participate in all their favorite outdoor adventures. It’s wonderful that they are #FreeToBe kids, that they can get messy, dirty, muddy and wet but we don’t have to worry their clothes or the laundry because all free clear is tough on stains but still gentle enough for the whole family.

Make an Impact for the March of Dimes with Kmart

Disclosure – I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kmart & March of Dimes. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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When my quadruplets were born nine years ago they were eight weeks premature. The two girls spent two weeks in NICU and the boys spent four weeks in NICU before we could bring them home. They always take pictures of new babies at the hospital but they waited to take this one until the babies were just about ready to go home so they didn’t have all sorts of tubes sticking out of them anymore. It was a tough pregnancy and a pretty scary time for the whole family.

For that reason I’m really excited to tell you about the March of Dimes and how much they do to help moms have full-terms pregnancies and healthy babies. They research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them, and they rely on donations to do that.

Kmart is the top corporate fundraiser for the March of Dimes and in this, their 32nd consecutive year of supporting the cause, they’ve teamed up with fitness expert Jillian Michaels to kick off their 2015 fundraising campaign. Kmart is a national sponsor of the annual March for Babies walks and the funds raised by Kmart and communities across the country helps support teams of scientists are working at five March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers to discover the causes of premature birth and develop treatments.

Jillian Michaels

You can contribute to the cause at any Kmart store, online at kmart.com/marchofdimes, or you can buy a collectible puppy figurine from Kmart for $5 and $1 from each purchase is donated to March of Dimes. Kmart is also rewarding Shop Your Way customers who give back through June 20th with a coupon for five percent back in points on their next qualifying purchase.

Over the last 31 years Kmart has raised more than $125 million to help advance the work being done by March of Dimes and these efforts have helped reduce the U.S. preterm birth rate in each of the last seven years, which has saved an estimated $12 billion in health care costs.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels helped design the exclusive March of Dimes t-shirt this year and two lucky readers will have a chance to win one for themselves! To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday, May 9th.

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