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Publix Penny Item: July 7, 2010

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This week’s penny item is:

Publix Salad Dressing

On the first day of the ad each week, a Publix customer can get the penny item with any purchase of $10 or more before coupons.  The penny item is most often located near the check-out lines.  Many stores do not require it, but the coupon for the penny item can be found in Wednesday’s newspaper flyer.

For the Publix weekly match-ups, see here.


Spotty Internet

I’m in Wilmington, North Carolina for the week.  Enjoying the sweet stories and laughter of my 94-year old grandfather.  My mom and I are making meals, giving meds, and just plain listenin’ – and it’s glorious and restful.  I’m reading wedding books, making lists, designing my classroom for the fall, and napping.

We have a bit of internet from a wireless stick my Mom has, but it’s terribly spotty and we’re sharing it.  I will have CVS, Kroger, Publix, and HT match-ups for you when I can this week.  Leave a comment if you prefer one over the others and I will shift priorities.  Thank you, faithful readers!

I’ll leave you with some pictures of my sweet (and extremely sarcastic) 94-year-old great grandfather…

Looking for something to do for the 4th?

I’ve recently become quite obsessed with this site and it has a fantastic list of Nashville events going on this holiday weekend.  Go check it out:

The Nashvillest Weekendest: 4th of July Edition

Q Preview: July 4, 2010

You can expect the following inserts in this Sunday’s newspaper:

(1) Procter & Gamble
Happy 4th of July!

For the full 2010 coupon schedule, click here.

*Remember to get the paper from the largest city near you.
It will have more coupons.

Shopping Summary: Wrapping up June

I made some somewhat random shopping trips during these past two weeks.  And I probably will make one more by the time Friday hits.  Between being out of town and running errands in between to keep up with life – it’s been a bit crazy to say the least. All that’s running through my head is wedding, classroom, blog, wedding, classroom, blog. So many things to plan for!

So in all of that, I made it to Publix last week for a quick trip.  And I made an even quicker trip to Kroger yesterday to grab 2 newspapers and some random ingredients for my meals this week.  Like I always say – my stockpile is saving our budget, my time, and my tummy!!

Here’s what I bought:

(oh, and the new Publix on Charlotte is ah-may-zing!!)

(2) Juicy Juice, $1.32 ea
(1) Classico prepared pesto, $2.89
(2) Newman’s Own Salsa, $1.00 ea
(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese, $2.99 ea (oops!  I ran out!)
(2) Starbucks Ice Cream, $0.89 ea
(2) Uncle Ben’s Boil in a Bag Rice, $0.14 ea
(2) Eggo Waffles, $0.64 ea
(1) Publix Flour, $2.29 (ran out of this too :()
(2) Quattro Razors, 3 count, $1.49 ea
(1 lb) Green Beans, $0.99 lb
(1.5 lbs) Bananas, $0.59 lb
(1) Nature’s Own Bread, $1.42 ea
(1 gallon) Milk
-$5.00/30 Publix Coupon

Before Sales and Coupons: $66.73
Total OOP: $26.86
Percent Savings: 59.8%


(2) Newspapers, $1.00 ea
(1 lb) Strawberries, $1.89 ea
(2 lb) Bananas, $0.39 lb
(1) Parmesan Cheese, $2.48 ea
(4 oz) Pimentos, $1.19 ea

Before Sales and Coupons: $10.47
Total OOP: $8.87
Percent Savings: 15.3%

So that wraps up June.  I did spend an extra $70 to complete the Diva Detox (something for me, regardless of budget).  Taking out that week of shopping, I am exactly on par with my $30/week budget.  Boy, I thought it was going to be a lot worse than that with my erratic shopping!  Turned out better than expected!

CVS: June 27 – July 3, 2010

I think I might do the cleaning products deal (see below) – but not much else!


Kodak Picture Movie DVD, $9.99 limit 1
-$5.00/1 Kodak Picture Movie DVD printing on some CVS receipts
OOP: $4.99
Get Back: $9.99 ECB

$10 in select cleaning products, $2.50 ea limit 1
Get Back: $5.00 ECB

  • Glade Sense & Spray Refill
  • Scented Oil Candle Refill, 1-3 count
  • Scented Oil Candle Holder
  • Glade Fabric and Air, 22 oz
  • Gel Refills, 3 pack
  • Essential Oils Candle, 4 oz
    -$1.00/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Tin Refill or 2 Singles SS 6/6
    -$1.00/2 Glade Spring Plugins Scented Oil Refills June All You Mag
    -$2.00/3 Glade Relaxing Moments or here
  • Oust fabric & Air, 10 oz
    -$1.00/1 Oust SS 5/9
  • Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner, 22-32 oz
    -$0.55/1 Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner SS 6/13
  • Shout, 22-32 oz
    -$0.75/1 Shout
  • Windex, 22-32 oz
    -$1.00/1 Windex SS 5/9
    -$1.00/1 Windex
    -$1.00/2 Windex
  • Pledge Spray, 9.7-12.5 oz
    -$1.00/1 Pledge Multi-Surface SS 5/16
  • Pledge Fabric Sweeper, 1 count
  • Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, Shower Foamer, or Toilet Cleaning Gel Kit
    -$0.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner SS 6/13
    -$1.00/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Refill SS 6/13
    -$1.00/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel or Refill SS 5/16
    -$1.00/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaer SS 6/13
  • Ziploc Freezer Bags, 10 – 12 count
  • Ziploc Storage Bags, 15 – 25 count
  • Ziploc Sandwich Bags, 50-100 count
    -$1.50/1 Ziploc Products
    -$1.00/2 Ziploc Bags SS 5/16
    -$0.40/1 Ziploc Bags SS 5/16
    -$0.55/1 Ziploc Bags SS 5/16
    -$1.00/2 Ziploc Slider Bags SS 6/6

$15 in Clean & Clear Products limit 1
Get Back: $5.00 ECB
-$2.00/1 Clean & Clear Finishes product
-$2.00/1 Clean & Clear
-$5.00/1 Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Kit
-$5.00/1 Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser

$10 in John Frieda or Jergens Products limit 5 (for the next month)
Get Back: $3.00 ECB

  • Luminous Color, Frizz-Ease, or Go Blonder, $8.00 ea
  • John Frieda Hair Care Collection, $5.00 ea
    -$3.00/2 John Frieda Luxurious Volume
    -$2.00/1 John Frieda Hair Care SS 6/6
    -$3.00/1 John Frieda Root Awakening SS 6/6
  • Jergens Natural Glow Lotion, $8.00 ea
    -$2.00/1 Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer SS 5/16

(2) Mennen Speed Stick, $3.00 ea limit 1
-$0.75/1 Lady Speed Stick Stain Guard Deodorant
-$0.75/1 Speedstick Stain Guard
Get Back: $3.00 ECB


Stayfree Pads, B1G1 at $3.79 limit 6
B1G1 Stayfree Product RP 6/27
Final Price: 2 for free!!

Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $0.88 ea
-$0.75/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights SS 6/27
Final Price: $0.13 ea

Lay’s Chips, 10.5-13 oz, B1G1 limit 4

Mars Singles, B1G1 at $0.89 ea limit 8

For beginners (and me right now) with no ECBs…

(2) Ziploc Bags
(2) other cleaning products

(2) -$1.50 Ziploc Bags
(2) -$1.00 any of the Cleaning Products

OOP: $5.00
Get Back: $5.00 ECB

Kroger: June 27 – July 3, 2010

Kroger is running the same Mix & Match this week.  Buy 10 of the participating Daytona 500 products and receive an automatic $3.00 off.

At Kroger, remember:

  • These deals are for the Mid-South region (Nashville and Louisville). Prices will vary by location.
  • Kroger doubles coupons $0.50 and under.
  • Make sure you load your loadable coupons. See here for more details.


Asparagus, $1.97 lb
Dole or Fresh Selections Cole Slaw, 14-16 oz, $1.00 ea
Dole or Fresh Selections Premium Salad, $2.00 ea
TN Tomatoes, $1.28 lb
Locally grown Zucchini or Yellow Squash, $0.99 lb
Sweet Corn, $0.20 ea
Sweet Vidalia Onions, $0.88 lb

California Peaches, $0.88 lb
Northwestern Cherries, $1.99 lb
Organic Red or White Seedless Grapes, $1.97 lb (great price!)
Raspberries, 12 oz, $2.50 ea
Blueberries, 12 oz, $2.50 ea
Seedless Watermelon, $3.49 ea (great price!)
Strawberries, 1 lb, $1.68 ea


Boneless Pork tenderloin, $3.99 lb
Pork Spareribs, $1.99 lb
Harvestland All Natural Boneless Chicken Breast, $3.99 lb
Perdue Chicken Split Breast, $1.29 lb
Kroger Value Chicken Leg Quarters, $0.59 lb

Kroger Shrimp, frozen, raw, or cooked – $4.99 lb
Kroger or Private Selection Shrimp Rings, B1G1
Silverbrite Salmon Fillets, $3.99 lb
Tuna or Swordfish Steaks, $7.99 lb

Daytona 500 Mix & Match
Buy 10 of the following items in any combination and receive an automatic $3.00 off at the register.  Price is listed AFTER discount ($0.33 off each item).

Coca-Cola Soft Drinks, 2L, $0.99 ea
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks, 8 bottles or 12 cans, $3.66 ea
Gatorade, $0.69 ea
Kroger Cheese, bar or shredded, 8 oz, $1.19 ea
Kroger Cheese Singles, $1.49 ea
Banquet Entree, $0.70 ea
Breyers Ice Cream, 48 oz, $1.97 ea
Klondike Frozen Treats, 4-6 count, $1.97 ea
Ragu Pasta Sauce, 16-26 oz, $1.39 ea
Kraft Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz, $0.70 ea

Country Crock Spread, 45 oz, $1.69 ea
-$0.50/1 Country Crock RP 5/22
-$0.40/1 Country Crock
Final Price: $0.69 ea

Betty Crocker Cookie, Brownie, or Muffix Mix, $1.69 ea
-$0.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mixes SS 6/27
Final Price: $1.31 ea

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, 8 count, $1.19 ea
-$0.40/2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits or here
Final Price: $0.79 ea

Totino’s Pizza, $0.95 ea
Totino’s Pizza Rolls, 15 count, $0.95 ea
-$1.00/2 Totino’s Products
-$1.00/5 Totino’s Rolls SS 4/18
-$0.40/2 Totino’s Rolls SS 5/30
-$0.60/3 Totino’s Products
Final Price: $0.45 ea

General Mills Cereal, 10.9-18oz, $2.19 ea
-$1.00/2 General Mills Cereal
-$1.00/2 General Mills Big G Cereals or here
-$1.00/2 General Mills Cereals SS 5/30
-$1.00/2 Cheerios SS 6/6
-$0.55/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch or here
-$0.55/1 Cheerios Cereal Kroger e-coupon
Final Price: Use e-coupon and MF for $1.09 ea

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, 30-80 sq. feet, $2.69 ea
-$1.00/1 Reynolds Parchment Paper
-$1.00/1 Reynolds Aluminum Foil
-$1.00/1 Reynolds Aluminum Foil SS 5/16
-$1.25/1 Reynolds Wrap Recycled Aluminum
-$1.25/1 Reynolds Non-Stick Foil
Final Price: $1.44 ea

Purex Laundry Detergent, 50 oz, $2.19 ea
-$0.35/1 Purex Natural Elements Detergent when you invite a friend
Final Price: $1.49 ea

Other Deals

Arnold’s or Brownberry Bread, B1G1
Kangaroo Pita Pockets, 12 oz, $1.25 ea
Kroger Buns, $1.00 ea
Kroger Large Eggs, $0.98 ea
Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream, 48 oz, $1.88 ea
Kroger Potatoes, $1.79 ea
Kroger Canned Fruit, $1.00 ea
Kroger Premium Chicken Breast, $1.67 ea
Naturally Preferred Organic Milk, 1/2 gallon, $2.50 ea

Silk Soymilk or Pure Almond Almondmilk, 64 oz, $2.50 ea
-$0.55/1 Silk Soymilk
-$1.00/1 Silk Soymilk SS 4/11
-$0.75/1 Silk Soymilk SS 4/11
B1G1 Silk Soymilk SS 4/11
Final Price: $1.25 ea

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 18-18.5 oz, $1.00 ea
-$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Frosting or here
Final Price: FREE + Frosting

Crest Whitening Expressions Toothpaste, 6 oz, $1.97 ea
-$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste RP 6/27
-$1.00/2 Crest Toothpaste PG 6/6
-$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste PG 6/6
Final Price: $0.97 ea

CoverGirl Cosmetics, 25% off
-$1.00/1 CoverGirl product PG 6/6
-$2.00/1 CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara PG 6/6


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Total Savings: $3,414.44
Percent Saved: 77%


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