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Photo Show & Tell: GE Reveal Bulbs, Canada Dry, Bush's Beans, Apples, Potatoes & More

We had a great week this week! Asher is almost two (he turns two October 2nd) and the past two weeks, something "clicked" with him while swimming. All of a sudden he is swimming like a champ underwater. On his own he will swim underwater sometimes to me or daddy ...

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How to Prepare for Your Shopping Trip in 6 Easy Steps

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that they don't have the time to shop with coupons or that it is too confusing to shop with coupons, I would have at least a couple thousand dollars in the bank. :) However, I was able to put ...

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Publix Deals & Steals 9/18/14 – 9/24/14 or 9/17/14 – 9/23/14

Publix Deals & Steals 9/18/14 - 9/24/14 or 9/17/14 - 9/23/14

Below are the best deals at Publix in this week’s Publix ad which begins Thursday, September 18th, or Wednesday, September 17th (depending on where you live). I tried to post all of the Publix deals below that are priced at $1.00 or less. I am also posting a couple of ...

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photo-show-tellWe had a great week this week! Asher is almost two (he turns two October 2nd) and the past two weeks, something “clicked” with him while swimming. All of a sudden he is swimming like a champ underwater. On his own he will swim underwater sometimes to me or daddy and other times to the wall or stairs. I had him in swimming lessons earlier this summer and those 6 sessions seemed to be the perfect foundation for him to feel comfortable in the pool.

We’ve also really started to get comfortable in our new house. Our old house is under contract and I’m cautiously optimistic that it will be sold soon! I’m not going to lie – paying two mortgages has taken a toll on my nerves. And our checkbook. We knew what we were getting into when we bought a second house. But “knowing” what you are getting into and then experiencing two mortgages, two electric bills, two water bills, etc are very different! This fall we are really starting to reign in our spending and finances. I’m going to blog about everything as I suspect many of you are in a similar position to me! Hopefully you don’t have to go through the enjoyable experience of paying two mortgages (sarcasm ;) ) but if you are finding that finances are stretched, I would love to journey with you as we work on lessening expenses and increasing savings!

This week’s shopping trip was an awesome one! As I prepared my shopping list, hubby said I had a lot of items on my list. That made me nervous thinking that we were going to end up spending way more than I/we wanted to. But we ended up doing awesome. We ended up spending $26.29 on everything pictured above! Also – if you are new to couponing (or need a refresher course), go HERE to read How to Prepare for Your Shopping Trip in 6 Easy Steps.

Please remember that you do not see any chicken or ground beef purchased because we have stocked up on boneless, skinless chicken breasts and ground beef with Zaycon Foods. **Right now Zaycon Foods is taking reservations for their upcoming Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Events!

  • To see this week’s Publix Weekly Ad & Matchups, go HERE.
  • To see this week’s Publix Deals & Steals, go HERE.

Below is what we bought and the coupons we used (we did two transactions so that we could use two $5/$30 Winn-Dixie coupons):

2 Lipton Black Tea 18 – 20 ct, on sale $1.49
Minus two $1.00/1 Lipton® Black Tea Bag carton coupon
Minus one $1/2 Lipton Items (coupon covers Tea Bags and Beverage Additives) Target Store Coupon
Total Due: FREE
2 Nabisco Family Size Cookies, Oreo or Chips Ahoy!, Assorted Varieties, 13 to 20 oz, BOGO $4.79 for two
Minus two $1/1 Nabisco Chips Ahoy! or Oreo Family Size, exp. 9/26/14 Publix Green Grocery Flyer) [13-oz. to 20-oz.]
Minus one $0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product, exp. 9/20/14 (SS 08/10/14 R)
Total Due: $2.04 or $1.02 each
4 Tuttorosso Puree 28 oz, BOGO $1.99 for two
Minus one $1/4 Cans of Tuttorosso Tomato Products 28 oz or larger (manuf coupon)
Total Due: $2.98 or $0.75 each
8 Bush’s Best Cocina Latina Beans, Assorted Varieties, 15.5 or 16 oz, BOGO $1.69 for two
Minus four $1.00/1 Bush’s Cocina Latina Product – 9-14-14 SS (exp 11/15/14) **per the wording on the coupon, we took it to mean that we will save $1.00 on one can wyb one can of beans.  Let me be honest – this is the poorest worded coupon I have seen in a long time!
Total Due: $2.76 or $0.35 each
Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Rice Dinner Mix, Assorted Varieties, 7 to 8.8 oz, BOGO $2.09 for two
$0.50/2 Zatarain’s Rice or Pasta Mix, exp. 10/5/14 (RP 08/24/14 R)
Total Due:
2 Barilla Pasta, Selected Varieties, 12 to 16 oz BOGO $1.31 for two
Minus one $1.00/2 Barilla Blue Box Pasta; Must Play Game (Facebook Coupon will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours )
Total Due: $0.31 or $0.15 each
2 Canada Dry Sparkling Water 6pk on sale 2/$4.00
Minus two $1.75/1 Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water 6-pack (share with friends to access coupon)
Total Due: $0.50 or $0.25 each
4 Progresso Bread Crumbs, Italian Style or Plain, 15 oz, BOGO $1.97 for two
Minus one $1/4 Progresso Product Printable
Total Due: $2.94 or $0.74 each
Carefree Pantiliners, Assorted Varieties, 36 to 60 ct, BOGO $3.49 for two
Minus two $0.50/1 Carefree Product, exp. 10/5/14 (SS 08/24/14)
Total Due: $2.49 or $1.25 each
2 General Electric Reveal Light Bulbs 4 ct, BOGO $9.99 for two
Minus one $2/1 GE Reveal Light Bulb Pack Target printable
Minus one $1/1 GE Light Bulb Target printable
Minus two $1/1 GE Energy-Efficient Soft White, GE Reveal, GE Energy Smart or GE LED Lighting Product Printable
Total Due: $4.99 or $2.49 each
2 Knorr Sides, Assorted Varieties, 3.8 to 5.8 oz, 10/$10
Minus one $1.00/2 Knorr Bouillon or Sazon (Publix Coupon) – Publix “Family Celebrations” Booklet (exp 09/30/14)
Total Due: $1.00 or $0.50 each
Bananas reg price $0.69/lb ($1.06 worth)
Receive $0.25 cash back wyb Bananas with Checkout 51
Total Due (when factoring in cash back): $0.81
Royal Gala Apples, 3 lb, $2.99
Total Due: $2.99
1 Bag Russet Potatoes, 5 lb, on sale $2.99
Total Due: $2.99
Hefty Slider Bags, Freezer or Storage, Quart or Gallon Size, 13 to 22 ct, 2/$3
Minus one $1.50/2 Hefty Slider Bags, exp. 11/30/14 (RP 08/10/14)
Total Due: $1.50 or $0.75 each
2 Twix Bites on sale 2/$5.00
Minus two $1/2 Mars Chocolate Bites Stand-Up Pouches Target printable [6-oz. to 8-oz.]
Minus one $1/1 Twix, Snickers, Milky Way or 3 Musketeers Unwrapped Bites Product, exp. 9/28/14 (RP 08/17/14 R)
Total Due: $2.00 or $1.00 each
2 Fresh Express Bagged Spinach on sale BOGO $3.99 for two
Receive $0.25 cash back wyb Salad mix Checkout 51 (Any variety of pre-packaged salad greens. Excludes loose produce.)
Total Due (when factoring in cash back): $3.74 or $1.87 each
1 Tabasco Sauce reg price $1.69
Minus one $0.50/1 TABASCO® brand any size, any flavor coupon
Receive $0.75 Cash Back wyb Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce Checkout 51 Deposit
Total Due (when factoring in cash back): $0.44
2 Dial for Men Bodywash, BOGO $3.95 for two
Minus two $2/1 Dial for Men Body Wash printable [16-oz] (play game to access & print coupon)
Total Due: FREE plus $0.05 overage

Minus two $5 off $30 Winn Dixie Enjoy the City Coupon

Total Spent:  $26.29 Total Saved: $95.44 Percentage Saved: 78.5%

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How to Prepare for Your Shopping Trip in 6 Easy Steps

by Addicted to Saving on September 19, 2014

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how-to-prepare-shopping-tripIf I had a dollar for every time someone told me that they don’t have the time to shop with coupons or that it is too confusing to shop with coupons, I would have at least a couple thousand dollars in the bank. :) However, I was able to put a couple of thousand dollars into savings by the money I saved using coupons. And using coupons is not difficult! It takes me between 30-45 minutes each week to get my shopping list and coupons together. (It does take me longer if my son is awake so I make sure to wait until naptime to get my list together. ;) )

I wanted to give you the steps to show you just how quickly you can get your shopping list together. Before we get to the steps, please don’t overthink couponing! You don’t have to buy items you won’t use. You don’t have to buy huge quantities of groceries (if there are awesome deals, I will buy 4 – 6 of the item). You don’t have to have lots Sunday coupon inserts because many coupons are available to print online. You do have to have the motivation to spend a little time putting together your list and then cutting your coupons.

Step One: Turn your computer on.

I give the Weekly Ad & Coupon Matchups for 20+ stores and each of these stores have printable grocery list. Go through the list and click on the item(s) you want to purchase so that they are added to the grocery list.
shopping-preparationStep Two: Print your printable coupons.

As you go through the weekly ad & coupon matchups, you will be given the direct links to the printable coupons. As you see deals that you want to take advantage of, print the coupons that you need. Tips – most coupons you can print twice per computer. Also, I always print my coupons in black ink. Don’t waste your color ink on coupons!

Step Three: Print your grocery list.

You can see from the picture above, I will often write notes on my list as I think of additional items I need to purchase.

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Step Four: Gather your coupons.

Gather all of your coupons off your printer, gather your Sunday inserts and store fliers.

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(Coming soon – I will show you how I file my coupon inserts.)

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Step Five: Cut Your Coupons

Since you printed out the printable grocery list, you will know where to find each and every coupon needed to take advantage of the deals. Follow your list. Tip – if you purchase additional items that are not on sale, make sure you check Addicted to Saving’s Coupon Database to see if there is a printable coupon or insert coupon you can use on that item!

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Step Six: Go Shopping!

I carry my cut coupons, shopping list and a pen in a simple white envelope that I saved from junk mail I received. Some people carry coupon binders as they shop. For me, I find it is easiest to carry an envelope of coupons that correspond to my grocery list.  As I shop, I will cross of items on my list that I’ve added to my grocery cart.

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Lastly, admire your savings! The receipt pictured above was not one of my most stellar shopping trips. BUT, I saved $17.00 using store coupons and $8.10 using manufacturer coupons. When I combine my coupon savings with the savings from store sales, I saved $38.41. It took me 45 minutes to get ready for this shopping trip and I saved $38.41. Was it worth the time? You tell me! ;)
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Oster 6-Cup 450-Watt, 10-Speed Blender on sale $16.99

by Addicted to Saving on September 19, 2014

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osterIf you have been looking for a deal on a blender, check this one out! Amazon has this Oster 6706 6-Cup 450-Watt, 10-Speed Blender marked down to $16.99 right now! Go HERE to view this blender. **Remember, prices on Amazon are subject to change.

Blender Details:

  • Powerful 450 watt motor of ice crushing power with 10 speeds including pulse
  • 6 Cup break-resistant plastic jar is BPA free
  • Oster All Metal Drive for lasting durability
  • Removable filler cap for easy and convienent filling and measuring
  • Stainless steel “Ice Crusher” blade for perfectly crushed ice every time

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BOGO Starbucks Fall Drinks Today Through 9/21/14

by Addicted to Saving on September 19, 2014

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starbucksHave you gotten your BOGO Fall Drinks at Starbucks yet? This is available between 2 – 6 pm AND is available only on fall drinks. Their “fall drinks” are Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel Mocha, and Teavana Oprah Chai. Yum. This is available through 9/21/14. Go HERE for more info!  **This is available at participating stores so you might want to call your local Starbucks to insure they are participating!

Also – don’t forget you can get a FREE Small McCafe Coffee at McDonald’s! Go HERE for more info.

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Today Only – FREE Customized Photo Greeting Card

by Addicted to Saving on September 19, 2014

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treatI am loving this FREEBIE! This is available today (Friday, 9/19/14) only so act fast if interested! Right now we can get a FREE Customized Photo Greeting Card from Treat! To take advantage of this freebie, go HERE and create your greeting card. At checkout, paste the coupon code TREATNEW at checkout.  You may need to pay postage & tax.  Full disclosure – I spent about 20 minutes trying to get a free card but each time at checkout, I received an error message. I don’t know if it is because their site is being slammed? Leave a comment if this works for you!

Offer details: Offer expires 9/19/2014 at 11:59 pm (PT). Enjoy one free greeting card using code TREATNEW at checkout. Customer must be a first-time Treat customer and credit card information is required for validation. Postage and tax may apply. This offer is valid for one transaction only and any quantity not used in the transaction will be forfeited. Offer applies exclusively to greeting cards and is not applicable to gifts, gift cards, Treat Card Club packs, previously placed orders, taxes or postage fees. Offer is only valid on treat.com and cannot be used on the Treat Cards for iPhone app or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

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scotties**Make sure you enter to win a $25 Target Gift Card and Boxes of Scotties Facial Tissue in my giveaway going on right now!

There is a new $0.50/2 SCOTTIES® Facial Tissues coupon you can print out! To print your coupon, go HERE and change the zipcode to 10001. Then, return HERE to print your coupon.

Publix shoppers – Scotties Tissues are on sale right now! See the scenario below to get facial tissues for as low as $0.75!

Buy two Scotties Tissues, $1.25
Minus one $0.50/2 SCOTTIES® Facial Tissues coupon (zip 10001)
Total Due: $2.00 or $1.00 each (OR, if your store doubles, each box of tissues will be $0.75)

Go HERE to see this week’s Publix Weekly Ad & Coupon Matchups

Go HERE to see all Publix Deals on Addicted to Saving

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Today’s 10 FREE Kindle Books

by Addicted to Saving on September 19, 2014

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kindle-bookBelow are the top 10 FREE Kindle Books available for today, Friday, September 19th. Also, you can view Amazon’s Kindle Book Daily Deals HERE.  Usually most books are marked down to $1.99 or less for their daily deals! Don’t have a Kindle? Go HERE to download a free Kindle reading app!

Don’t forget to check and see if you have FREE Credits in your Amazon Account to put towards Kindle or Print books!  Go HERE for more info!

Please remember that prices on Amazon are subject to change so take advantage of these freebies now if interested!

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less. You can also find all the other Free Kindle Books I’ve posted and check to see if they’re still free!

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69).

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lego-zulilyZulily has a LEGO Collection sale going on right now! If your child likes LEGOs, make sure you check it out! LEGO pajamas, storage containers, books, toys and mores are on sale! Go HERE to see today’s sale!

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