What a week we’ve had! This past weekend my brother was in town and we spent many hours with him swimming and eating and then swimming some more. Asher went to bed late all weekend and this week he’s been compensating for that by sleeping in every morning. Nope. I’m not complaining!
This Tuesday, August 19th also marked Family Day for us. It was one full year since Asher and I arrived in the states after traveling for 30+ hours across the globe. August 19th, one year ago, we were reunited with my hubby (he met us in Washington DC to fly home with us during our last flight) and we officially became a family of 3 in the U.S. This past year flew by. It’s funny. Those first couple of months were rough. Really rough. But looking back, I can barely remember the difficulty of it. I just see Asher taking his first steps and then almost immediately learning to run, getting his first tooth, speaking his first words, speaking his first phrases, singing his first songs, laughing for the first time unprompted after realizing he could scare the dog by pushing a box towards him, running around giggling as daddy chases him, getting messy as he eats with a fork by himself, asking for a kiss when he gets an “owie”, the list goes on and on. It has been an amazing year. We celebrated with Ethiopian Food from the restaurant Queen of Sheba, a cake and dressing Asher in a traditional Ethiopian outfit. Knowing that adoption does come with so much loss, someday Asher may not want to celebrate Family Day (I hope this isn’t the case – but it will be his decision). But for now, we will celebrate it with cake and food and thank God that we are able to be a family of three.
Dinner was Ethiopian food complete with injera. Asher loved it as did we.
And now back to this week’s Photo Show & Tell. This week’s shopping trip was thrown together in about a half hour. Hubby and I had just put Asher to bed and it was getting late. So we threw coupons together and Jeff ran to the store and quickly got everything as the store closed. We will be going back for more Planters Peanuts and for more GoGo Pouches. We also had rainchecks for the Sparkle paper towels and for the Jif/Ziploc deal. So you won’t be able to do those deals unless you have rainchecks.
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 and Lean Ground Beef 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 – please note – we did two transactions but combined them into one below:
2 Planters Peanuts BOGO $2.95 for two
Minus two $0.75/1 Planters Peanuts Printable
Total Due: $1.45 or $0.73 each
1 Publix Greenwise Organic Milk Gallon, on sale $5.00
2 General Mills Multigrain Cheerios BOGO $3.65 for two
Minus two $0.75/1 MultiGrain Cheerios Cereal Printable
Receive $0.75/1 General Mills Multi Grain Cheerios, Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter, or Multi Grain Cheerios Dark Chocolate Crunch Cereal via Upromise Deposit
Minus one $2.00/1 Gallon of milk wyb 2 General Mills Cereals, 8.9 oz+, exp. 9/5/14 (Publix Grocery Flyer “Labor Day Party”)
Receive $0.25 wyb any brand Gallon Milk Ibotta Deposit
Total Due (when factoring in deposits): $4.15 or $1.38 each
2 Oscar Mayer Beef Franks, Assorted Varieties, 14 to 16 oz, BOGO $5.69 for two
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Beef Hot Dogs 16 oz Printable
Total Due: $4.69 or $2.35 each
2 Perdue Chicken Breast Nuggets BOGO $6.29 for two
Minus two $2/1 Perdue Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken Product Printable (zip 55555)
Total Due: $2.29 or $1.15 each
2 Materne GoGo Squeeze Applesauce on the Go, Assorted Varieties, 4 ct, 3.2 oz, BOGO $2.79 for two
Minus two $0.75/1 Go Go Squeez Product printable
Total Due: $1.29 or $0.65 each
2 Mrs. Butterworth’s Syrup, BOGO $3.49 for two
Minus two $0.55/1 Mrs. Butterworths Syrup – 8-17-14 SS (exp 11/30/14)
Total Due: $2.39 or $1.20 each
2 Flipz Pretzels BOGO $3.99 for two **disclaimer – the chocolate mint pretzels are deadly. I may eat the whole container in one sitting and I won’t feel guilty about it :/
Minus zero coupons
Total Due: $3.99 or $1.99 each
2 Sharpie Accent Highlighter 4 ct, BOGO $3.19
Minus two $1/1 Sharpie Product, 08/17 SS (exp 10/12)
Minus one $1/2 Select Sharpie Items Target printable
Total Due: $0.19 or $0.19 each
3 Laughing Cow Cheese, 6 oz, $3.49, B2G1
Minus three $1/1 Laughing Cow Cheese Product printable
Receive $1/1 The Laughing Cow Cheese (Ibotta Deposit)
Total Due (when factoring in deposit): $2.98 or $0.99 each
2 Brawny Paper Towels, Pick-A-Size, Big Roll, 1 roll, BOGO $1.99
Minus two $0.55/1 Brawny Paper Towels 08/03 RP
Total Due: $0.89 or $0.45 each
2 Jif Creamy Peanut Butter on sale $2.00 each **NOTE – I used a rain check. This sale is not available now**
2 Ziploc Sandwich Bags, reg price $4.09 each
Minus two Buy 1 Jif 12 – 28 oz Get 1 Ziploc 100 ct Free Publix Coupon expired 8/15/14 **NOTE – I used a rain check. This coupon is not available now**
Minus one $1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 10/5/14 (SS 08/10/14)
Total Due: $3.00 or $0.75 each
4 Sparkle Paper Towel 8 pk on sale $8.49 each **NOTE – I used a rain check. This sale is not available now**
Minus two $5/2 Sparkle Publix Coupon expired 8/15/14 **NOTE – I used a rain check. This coupon is not available now**
Minus four $1/1 Sparkle Paper Towels Package, exp. 9/3/14 (RP 08/03/14)
Total Due: $19.96 or $4.99 per pack or $0.62/roll
Total Spent: $37.17 Total Saved: $93.29 Percentage Saved: 71.6%