Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $86.15 worth of groceries for $33.04, 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 7/1 Publix Trip – $86.15 for $33.04 or 62% Off


My 7/1 Publix Trip – $86.15 for $33.04 or 62% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

I think I’m seriously addicted to these Emerald Sea Salt & Pepper Cashews! They’re delicious and I probably eat a handful a day as a snack so I’ve been buying a bunch of them lately trying to stock up faster than I can eat them. It wasn’t a big trip to Publix today but I got some great deals on stuff I needed and I got tonight’s dinner so didn’t have to cook more than a few veggie side dishes – score! Today I bought $86.15 worth of groceries for $33.04, or 62% off after coupons and $10/$50 Apple Market q.  Here are the deals:

Frank’s RedHot Wings Sauce or Hot Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 12 oz, BOGO $2.79
-$0.30/1 Frank’s RedHot Sauce printable (I used two of these)
-$0.40/1 Frank’s RedHot Slammin’ Sriracha Chili Sauce or Frank’s RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce printable
-$0.50/1 Frank’s RedHot Sauce, Any
-$1/2 Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, any 12 oz. and Philadelphia Cream Cheese, any (Limit of 2 like coupons in same shopping trip) Tearpad (exp 10/31/2015)
-$0.75/1 Franks’ RedHot Original, Wing or Specialty Sauce 12 – 23 oz Publix Coupon Summer Grilling (I used two of these)
Final Price: 35¢ each

Heinz Tomato Ketchup, 32 oz, BOGO $2.99
-$1 off Heinz Tomato Ketchup AND Yellow Mustard, 06/21 RP (exp 8/15) [32-oz.+ ketchup, 14-oz.+ mustard; Limit 4]
-$0.25/1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup, 06/21 RP (exp 8/15) [32-oz.+; Limit 4]
-$0.50/1 Heinz Ketchup, Any
Final Price: $1.50 each (I had no qs)

Nestle Drumstick Sundae Cones or Lil’ Drums Cones, Assorted Varieties, 27 or 36.8 oz, BOGO $7.49
-$1/1 Nestle Drumstick Cones Or Nestle Frozen Snacks, Any 4 Count Or Larger (I used two of these)
Final Price: $2.75 each

Coca-Cola Products, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans, B2G2 $9.98
-$2/2 Coca-Cola or Dasani Multipack, exp. 7/11/15 (Publix Coupon Children’s Miracle Network $5 Donation Sheet) [12-pk. 12-oz.]
-$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: $2.50 each (I had no qs)

Potato Inspirations, Purple Splendor, Fingerling Medley, Celebration Blend, Honey Gold, or Enchanted Rose, Ready in Minutes, 28 oz, BOGO $3.99 or $2.00 each

Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Sweet & Salty Mixed Nut Blend or Cashews, Assorted Varieties, 5 or 5.5 oz, BOGO $3.89 or $1.95 each

Publix Deli 8-pc Mixed Fried Chicken, 2 Breasts, 2 Thighs, 2 Drumsticks, and 2 Wings, $6.99

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.

How to Choose the Best Commercial Freezer

freezer

There are many commercial freezer options available that offer businesses, hospitals and schools economical ways to freeze items efficiently. Here are six tips that can help you choose commercial freezers efficiently.

Compare Your Volume Options

Most commercial-grade freezers have volumes that vary from 5 to 22 cubic feet. Comparing these volumes is worthwhile because it can help you choose a commercial-type freezer that offers enough storage capacity to suit your needs.

Compare Design Options

Most designs for commercial freezers feature many options that are easy to customize. Some of these design options include countertop designs, walk-in designs and reach-in designs. Other design options include cabinet-style designs and worktop designs. Comparing these designs is simple because most firms that sell commercial-type freezers offer photos and detailed product descriptions that can help you quickly compare the most popular freezer design elements.

Compare Exterior Options

Most commercial freezers have exteriors that feature varying colors, paneling options and exterior trim options. Be sure to compare these exterior designs to ensure you are purchasing a commercial-style freezer that is aesthetically pleasing.

Compare Door Designs

Most commercial freezers feature door designs that offer many options. Some of the most popular door designs include glass door designs, multidoor designs, sliding door designs and swinging door designs. Comparing these door designs is worthwhile because it offers an easy way to customize your freezer to suit your needs.

Compare Energy Usage Requirements

Most commercial-grade freezers also have use energy usage requirements that can vary considerably. Comparing these energy requirements can help you save money on energy costs. As a result, be sure to compare these energy usage requirements before you choose a commercial-grade freezer.

Understand the Freezer’s Power Systems

Most commercial-grade freezers use 115-volt power systems to freeze items. Other commercial-grade freezers use power systems that use up to 230 volts of power to freeze items. Understanding how these power systems function is worthwhile because it can make choosing a commercial-grade freezer that suits your needs easier by focusing on freezers that offer enough power to freeze foods efficiently.

As you can see, choosing a commercial-grade freezer requires comparing many design elements that are designed to help you store and freeze foods efficiently. Be sure to use these tips to simplify the process of comparing a commercial-grade freezer’s design elements.

Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $107.14 worth of groceries for $27.69, or 74% 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 6/24 Publix Trip – $107.14 for $27.69 or 74% Off


My 6/24 Publix Trip – $107.14 for $27.69 or 74% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

I’m pretty pleased with my trip to Publix today. I was getting low on Diet Cokes and the B2G2 plus $1 off coupons was a fabulous deal, plus I got a great deal on Gatorade and we’ve been going through it with all the heat and humidity lately. I also thought I’d try the Shock Top beer and figured it was already a good deal on BOGO but then it became a terrific deal when I saw the $6 rebate when you buy two hangtags on them. I would have bought a couple more 6-packs but I haven’t tried them yet and I’m not sure if I’ll like them. Today I bought $107.11 worth of groceries for $27.69, or 74% off after coupons, rebate and $10/$50 Apple Market q. Here are the deals:

M&M’s Chocolate Candies, Large Bag, Assorted Varieties, 15.4 to 19.2 oz, BOGO $5.79
-$1/2 M&M’s Chocolate Candies, 05/17/15 RP (exp 6/28/15) [9.4-oz.+; DND]
-$1/2 M&M’s 7 oz+ Target Coupon (I used one of these)
-$1/1 M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies, exp. 7/11/15 (Publix Coupon Children’s Miracle Network $3 Donation Sheet) [15.9-oz. to 19.2-oz.]
Final Price: $2.40 each

Shock Top Beer, Assorted Varieties, 6 pk, 12 oz bottles, BOGO $6.99 less $$6 rebate = 50¢ each 6 pack

Nestle Outshine Fruit Bars or Fruit & Veggie or Fruit and Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 9.9 to 18 oz, BOGO $4.99
-$1/1 Outshine Frozen Snacks Multi-Pack, exp. 6/30/15 (SS 05/03/15 #2) (I used two of these)
-$1/2 Outshine Frozen Snacks Target printable [4-ct. to 6-ct.] (I used one of these)
Final Price: 99¢ each

Cole’s Garlic Bread or Toast Slices, or Bread or Cheese Sticks, Assorted Varieties, 10.5 to 16 oz (Excluding Mini Loaf), BOGO $2.99
-$0.50/1 Cole’s Brand Product, Any
-$0.30/1 Cole’s Item, Any Tearpad
-$0.30/1 Cole’s Brand Breadsticks, Any (DND/T 5) – Found On Product Peelie
Final Price: $1.50 each (I had no qs)

All Laundry Detergent, Assorted Varieties, 32 to 50 oz, or All Mighty Pacs, 24 ct, or Snuggle Fabric Softener, 32 or 64 oz, or 70 or 80 ct, or Scent Boosters, 20 ct, 3/$10
-$1/1 All Product printable [Excludes trial size]
-$1.50/1 all® product
-$1/1 All Product, 06/07 RP (exp 7/19) [ETS]
-$0.50/1 Snuggle Product, 06/07 RP (exp 7/19) [ETS]
-$1/1 Snuggle Product, Any (Not Valid on Trial Size) Hangtag (exp 12/31/2015)
Final Price: $1.83 each

Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Assorted Varieties, 8 pk, 20 oz bottles, BOGO $6.09
-$1/2 Gatorade Or G2, Any 8-Pack Of 20 Oz. Bottles Hangtag (exp 11/30/2015) (I used one of these)
Final Price: $2.55 each

Kraft Shredded Cheese or Chunks, Assorted Varieties, 6 to 8 oz, 2/$6
-$1/1 Kraft Singles, Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese, exp. 6/26/15 (Publix Coupon Green Grocery Flyer ) [Singles 10.7-oz. to 18-oz.; Chunk 6-oz. to 8-oz.] (I used two of these)
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese, Any Shreds, Slices Or Blocks 7 – 8 Oz. Only – Found on Kraft Cheese Slices Peelie (exp 8/31/2015)
-$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)
-$1/2 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)
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese, Any Shreds, Slices Or Blocks 7 – 8 Oz. Only (DND) – Found On Kraft Cheese Slices Peelie (exp 7/31/2015)
Final Price: $2.00 each

Coca-Cola Products, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans (Excluding Dasani Sparkling Waters, 12 pk), B2G2 $9.98
-$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
-$1/1 Diet Coke 12 Pack, exp. 6/26/15 (Publix Coupon Green Grocery Flyer )(I used four of these)
Final Price: $1.50 each 12 pack

Classico Pasta Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 15 or 24 oz, 2/$4
-$1.50/4 Classico Sauces printable [Sign Up]
-$2/2 Classico Pasta Sauces Target Coupon printable [15-oz. to 24-oz.] (I used one of these)
Final Price: $1.00 each

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Protect Your Family this Summer with Banana Boat

Disclosure – “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Banana Boat®. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Cousins at the Pool

During these warm summer months my five kiddos enjoy spending as much time as possible outside doing all sorts of fun things like going to the beach, swimming and riding their bikes. When they can get together with their cousins from out of state and do those things they’re thrilled and our whole extended family has a blast! Here they are with a bunch of their cousins hanging out in the condominium pool during their visit. In order to make sure they all have an enjoyable time for the whole weekend they’re here we have to protect their skin from getting a sunburn.

My kids are in summer camp during the week where they also do lots of outdoor activities there and since you should apply an ounce of sunscreen to their entire bodies at least 30 minutes before going outside, we make sure to apply it before we leave for camp in the mornings and the kids take bottles with them so they can reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming.

Banana Boat Sunscreen

Banana Boat has three new sunscreen formulas out that I am very happy to have been able to try. The new SunComfort™ Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen moisturizes skin that has been dried by the sun and chlorine, and it also allows sand to brush off easily. The newly reformulated Dry Oil Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen now includes argan oil. This one is my new favorite since the dry oil formula is lightweight and doesn’t leave your skin with that greasy feel. They’ve also  launched a new Sport Performance® Lotion Sunscreen with Powerstay Technology™ for sport enthusiasts and active people to be sweat and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Check out the great adventure together videos at the Great Big Family Reunion website for lots of fun family activities and you can also enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win a reunion for up to 5o of your family members. You can also click through the widget below to enter. While you’re at it, be sure to check out the Banana Boat website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest products and promotions.

Banana Boat “Great Big Family Reunion” Sweepstakes

Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $92.04 worth of groceries for $31.52, or 66% 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 6/17 Publix Trip – $92.04 for $31.52 or 66% Off


Get Quick & Accurate Results with First Response

Disclosure – I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Quadruplets Plus One

When I was trying to get pregnant with my oldest son it took us three years of trying and more than our fair share of pregnancy tests. We finally had to go to a fertility specialist and it turned out that we both had issues preventing us from getting pregnant, but we worked through those with the help of the specialist and the first time a pregnancy test came back positive it was an amazing feeling. That was ten years ago then 15 months later our quadruplets came along. The wait between all the “work” we were putting into getting pregnant and the first morning that I could take a pregnancy test was excruciating! Now the changes in pregnancy test technology are incredible.

First-Response-Pregnancy-Test

Just ten years ago I couldn’t take a pregnancy test more than two to three days before a missed period, now with new enhanced technology First Response pregnancy tests will tell you with over 99% accuracy whether you are pregnant as many as six days before. I clearly remember having to wait nearly two weeks out of every month when we were trying to get pregnant to find out if we’d been successful or not. I’m so happy to hear that the wait has been decreased to just over a week for women these days.

In addition to allowing you to test so much sooner, First Response pregnancy tests also have a new design with a 50% wider tip, longer curved handle and easy read window with a diagram right on the handle. Plus you can use the test at any time of day, not only in the morning like I had to do, and you get to find out the results in just three minutes!  You can find First Response at all major drugstores and grocery stores with prices ranging from $8.99 to $15.99 depending on the number of tests in the package.

My 6/17 Publix Trip – $92.04 for $31.52 or 66% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

A few weeks ago I got some of these Emerald Sea Salt & Pepper cashews and they were so delicious that I had to stock up today. Be warned if you’re going to try them though, they are addictive! When I saw this new Farmland Bacon Sausage on sale I knew I had to try it and boy does it smell good, I can’t wait to taste it, I’m thinking for breakfast this weekend.  This week at Publix I bought $92.04 worth of groceries for $31.52, or 66% off after coupons and $10/$50 Apple Market q. Here are the deals:

Farmland Homestyle Bacon Sausage Patties, 12 oz, BOGO $3.99
-$0.75/1 Farmland Homestyle Breakfast Sausage Item, 05/10 SS (exp 6/30) [DND]
-$0.75/1 Farmland Bacon Item, 05/10 SS (exp 6/30) [DND]
Final Price: $2.00 each

Perdue Short Cuts Chicken or Turkey Breasts, Fully Cooked, Assorted Varieties, 8 or 9 oz, BOGO $4.99
-$1.25/1 PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Carved Breast Strips or PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Chicken Strips (zip 30187) (I used two of these)
-$0.75/1 Perdue Refrigerated Fully Cooked Product 06/14/15 RP
Final Price: $1.25 each

Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Sweet & Salty Mixed Nut Blend or Cashews, Assorted Varieties, 5 or 5.5 oz, BOGO $3.89 or $1.95 each

DiGiorno Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 17.2 to 36.4 oz, 2/$10
-$1.05/1 DiGiorno Pizzeria Thin Pizza Or DiGiorno Pizzeria Pizza, Any (I used two of these)
-$1.05/1 DIGIORNO® pizzeria!TM thin pizza or DIGIORNO® pizzeria!TM pizza Publix Digital Coupon
-$1/1 DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza, Any Variety
-$2/2 off DiGiorno frozen pizzas, 18- to 31.6-oz. Target Coupon (I used one of these)
Final Price: $2.95 each

Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong: Mega Rolls, 6 roll, or Double Rolls, 12 roll; Basic or Chamomile Double Rolls, 12 roll, Assorted Varieties, $5.99
-$0.75/1 Charmin Ultra Soft or Strong Printable [4-ct.+; ETS] (I used two of these)
-$0.25/1 Charmin Product, 05/31/15 P&G (exp 6/30/15) [Limit 4]
-$0.35/1 Charmin Ultra Soft or Strong printable [12-ct.+]
-FREE Spafinder $25 Wellness 365 Gift Card wyb $35 of select P&G Products Mail In Rebate printable (exp. 7/5/15) [Purchase $35 of participating Procter & Gamble products: Align, Always, Aussie, Bounce, Bounty, Braun, Camay, Cascade, Charmin, Cheer, Clairol, Clearblue Easy, CoverGirl, Crest, Dawn, Downy, Dreft, Duracell, Era, Febreze, Fixodent, Gain, Gillette, Gleem,]
-$1/1 Bounty or Charmin Products, exp. 7/4/15 (Publix Coupon Stock Up the Savings Booklet, 5/31) [3-ct.+] (I used two of these)
-$0.75/1 Charmin Ultra Soft Or Strong Bath Tissue, Any (Excludes Trial/Travel Size) (Limit Of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day)
Final Price: $4.24 or 35¢ per roll

Country Time Lemonade Starter or Kool-Aid Easy Mix, 18.2 oz, $3.79
-$2/1 Country Time Lemonade Starter or Kool-Aid Easy Mix, 18.2 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Celebrate Summer” In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 6/6 to 6/26) (I used one of these)
Final Price: $1.79

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail or 100% Juice Blend; or Ruby Red Juice Blend, Assorted Varieties, 101.4 oz, BOGO $5.59 or $2.80 each

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.

Take Your Tech to a New Level With a Drone

Disclosure – This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Take Your Tech to a New Level With a Drone

My oldest son is ten years old and he loves to make videos of anything and everything.  If you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up he’ll tell you he wants to be a “YouTuber”, he wants to make videos for a living.  I think he’s learning some great skills that he can hopefully put to use later in life and I really enjoy watching some of the videos he’s been taking of himself and his siblings playing and creating things. He’d go absolutely nuts if he could take some videos from the air using a drone like this new 3DRobotics Solo Drone at Best Buy. It’s the first ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, which makes it super easy for anyone to capture perfect photos and videos.

Take Your Tech to a New Level With a Drone

The Solo drone can even define its own flight, freeing the user up to focus on getting the perfect shot. I think the neatest thing is that it’s also the first drone to support full control of GoPro cameras, plus it can deliver live HD video to your mobile device wirelessly or through the controller’s HDMI port so you can get live broadcasts. The 3DR Solo is a smart drone that is designed for easy flying and it has awesome features like computer assisted Smart Shots and push button flight.

Take Your Tech to a New Level With a Drone

The 3DRobotics Solo Drone is available right now at Best Buy, just in time for Father’s Day and I’ve read that drones are going to be one of the hottest Christmas gifts of the year. Best Buy is the destination for drones, including the Solo which retails for $999. Now through July 11th you can get a FREE Solo Mart Battery (RV $149.99) when you purchase the 3DR Solo Drone.