.59 cent lb Publix Thanksgiving Turkey

If your looking for a Thanksgiving Turkey and have a Publix grocery store near you……I was alerted to the .59 cent lb. Thanksgiving Turkey deal over at my favorite Publix blog… I Heart Publix.  I went to Publix last night to check out the deal and was very happy to find the turkeys…in all sizes for .59 cents a pound!  I bought 5 turkeys ranging from 8 lbs to 20 lbs! 

I think I might go back and buy a few more turkeys for the freezer. I’m always looking for a deal to stock the freezer with and feed this crew around here…..

Finding Good Grocery Deals

I still have a list of items to get before the baby is born, however, I’m coming very close to being finished.  In between cleaning and organizing and getting my birth supplies ready, I’m continuing to stock up on food and fill my freezer.  I guess you never come to a point where you are all stocked up….at least not around here!

Last week, I visited the bakery outlet bread store and bought over $20 worth of bread.  Most items were .69 cents a loaf up to $1.  I froze loaf bread, bagels and buns. 

Yesterday, I was able to take advantage of some really great grocery deals this week at Kroger and Publix which helped in the area of my freezer and pantry stockpile.  I came home with a ton of stuff and saved over $130 in coupons combined with sales.  It was a very fruitful trip, especially since the coupons I used were internet printable coupons, hang tag coupons I found, peelie coupons and blinkie machine coupons!  I also stopped off at Kroger and found lots of clearanced out bakery breads for .49 cents to $1 which I froze for using for french toast and pizza subs.  I found cheap Bolthouse drinks as well.  They had them clearanced out to $1.64, which is a great price anyway, but they also had “save .55 cents” hangtag coupons all over them as well!  The expiration dates weren’t until October, so I stocked up on some drinks for me. 

I was thrilled to find free sour cream, .25 cent yogurt, $1 cheese and $1.09 Bolthouse.  I pay regular price for the Stonyfield yogurt even if I don’t have coupons for it.  I love the plain whole yogurt and add organic frozen blueberries (from Costco) or I mix other Stonyfield flavors with the plain whole yogurt to make it not so sweet. 

Here are some of the sweet Publix deals:

French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, 14 oz, BOGO $1.87
-$0.50/1 French’s Mustard
I used the $.50/1 printable to get FREE mustard!

Mueller’s Pasta, 12 or 16 oz box or 100% All Natural Whole Wheat Pasta, 13.25 oz box, BOGO $1.29
-$2/5 Mueller’s Pasta
Pay 25¢ using the $2/5!  This coupon does not have a limit on how many you can print, however, I had problems printing it.  I had to adjust my printer settings to landscape and adjust size to get it to print.  Even then, it took up the entire paper.  The store took it though even if it was a huge coupon!

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix or Cupcake, Assorted Varieties, 18.5 oz box, BOGO $1.59
-$1/2 Duncan Hines Products Publix Store Coupon– GA Toss 4 Cash Booklet (located at the front of the store)
2 boxes for .59 cents!! 

Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, BOGO $2.50
-$0.50/1 Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt, 4 pk
-$1/1 YoPlus Yogurt, 4-pk
-$0.50/1 Yoplus Yo Plus Yogurt, 4 pk 8/22/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/16/2010)
-$0.50/1 YoPlus Yogurt 4pk. 8/8/2010 GM Insert (exp 10/2/2010)
-$0.50/1 Yoplus Yogurt 4pk 7/25/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/18/2010)
I used the $.50/1 and paid 25¢ per package!

Dixie Plates or Bowls, Assorted Varieties, 20 to 48-ct pkg, BOGO $2.99
$1/2 Dixie or Dixie Ultra Paper Plates
I also used the Publix store coupon in the Grill Up Some Savings booklet at the front of the store to get free Dixie napkins when you purchase 2 Dixie products.  Check out the napkins (160 count packages), mine had .55 cents off Dixie napkins peelie coupons on them—that I also used!  I bought 2 packs of plates, 2 packs of bowls and two packages of napkins (160 ct.) for a total of $2.88!!!

Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 15 or 24-oz jar, BOGO $2.69
-$0.50/1 Newman’s Own Dressing, Marinade, Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Popcorn or Drink (IE) 2010-7-24 Bricks (exp 12/31/2020)
-$.50/1 Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Marinade, Lemonade, Popcorn, or Cereal, any (8-15-10 RP)
 35¢ per jar when doubled!

Breakstone’s Sour Cream 16 oz, 2/$2  (Kraft Product)
-$5/5 Kraft Cheese Printable  If your having trouble printing the Kraft products printable, try going to www.kraftcheese.com and printing from there.  Limit 2 prints per computer. 
FREE after $5/5 coupon!!!

Kraft cheese blocks are on sale 2 for $4.  Using the $5/5 Kraft printable, cheese was $1 a package. 

Check out more Publix deals for this week over at  I Heart Publix….

Stock Up on Cheap School Supplies

I was able to get some great cheap school supplies this week not only for the school year, but for replenishing our supply of crayons and glue sticks for the little ones.  I like to keep extra pens, crayons, glue, markers, paper etc.  in a bucket in the top of one of the closets so I don’t have to pay full price during the rest of the year. 

A Target a few weeks ago, I was able to get BIC pens, 10 packs, for $.16 cents each, crayons for $.20 cents and pencil boxes for my little kids to keep up with their crayons for .50 cents each.  Since the office supply stores and Target are over an hour from me, this week I settled for my most unfavorite store, Wally World, which is about 25 minutes from me.  Most exciting to me was the fact that I was able to use coupons for BIC supplies and the Post-It notes. 

  • .50 cents for Dictionary or Thesaurus books.  I needed these for my 3 older children for their writing class…and was pleased to see they were .50 cents each!!!
  • .15 cents for one subject spiral notebooks.  I bought 12 and probably should get more.  That’s cheaper than notebook paper!
  • .75 cent packages of notebook paper. 
  • .20 cent crayons (.25 cents for the Crayola brand)
  • Free Post-It notes with this printable coupon!!!!  I bought 7 and used 7 coupons without any problems.  The single packs are on sale for a $1 at Walmart and Target and the coupon is for $1 off.  No limit on prints. 
  • .64 cents for notecards
  • .50 cent BIC pens, mechanical pencils and other various BIC products - used these $1 off 2 coupons here and here.  I was able to buy 8 packages of BIC products by printing out 2 prints from each link. 
  • .25 cent glue sticks
  • $1 Sharpie markers
  • .97 cent dividers and pencil sharpeners and a few other under a dollar items. 
  • Expo multi-pack dry erase markers from $1.50 to $3

I was glad to get out of there with what I needed for all the kids for just about $25 and without having to drive an hour!

If you live around any office supply stores, I’d encourage you to check their sales fliers.  They have been having amazing school supply deals lately.  Here’s a link to some of the current school supply deals this week at a variety of stores. 

Update on Penny Pantry and the Tennessee Flood Disaster

This isn’t supposed to be a lake….it was our neighbor’s cow pasture and hay field. 

Many of you know that Tennessee was hit hard by a devastating flood on May 1st and 2nd of 2010.  Devastating is often a word that is thrown around and meaningless to a lot of people but when I say devastating…. I mean it in the truest sense of the word.  Our community (and other Tennessee communities) was devastated by a major, historic flood that many have said is a 1,000 year flood. 

We were out of power and water last week.  Our electricity is finally back up and while I am still using bottled water, our water is normalizing (we have a spring but others are still out of running water). 

I will not be blogging regularly this week as I try to get my house back in order from the chaos of the flood week.  Our family and home are safe.  We had some property damage.  I lost the food in two refrigerator/freezers and the food in one large freezer, so I will be actively trying to replace all that food over this next month.  Hopefully, I can hit some really great stock up sales and get back on track with my pantry and freezer stockpiles!  I was able to go to the grocery store last night for the first time in a while and get some necessary replacement items and food for the week.  I found Kelloggs granola cereal on sale at Publix and used some $1 off coupons.  I was able to stock up on some cereal for $.90 cents a box! 

One of the major changes that I will be implementing in my pantry stockpile after experiencing this flood disaster is I will be keeping more “convenience” foods like granola bars and cereal as well as things like peanut butter and canned fruit, dried fruit and bottled water.  It’s great to store dry beans, rice and grain, but not helpful if you have no power or running water!  Always keep bottled water!!!!

Couponing for Community Event May 8, 2010

A fellow mom blogger, Saving With Amy, let me know about the upcoming Couponing for Community Event during the week of May 2nd- May 8th.  The goal is to give a portion of your stockpile away to a local community food bank, shelter, or even a friend who is in need. Its great way for couponers can give back to their community. 

If you are in the Middle Tennessee area, bring your stockpile items, such as boxed meals, rice, canned foods, feminine products and more to be donated to The Journey Home, a mission for the homeless in Murfresboro. 

  • When: May 8th
  • Where: Publix- Lee Victory Pkwy, Smyrna
  • Time: 10:00am- Noon

Bring your items to Publix between 10 am and noon.  It’s a great opportunity to meet other mom bloggers and couponers and others who will be giving what they have been blessed with to those in need.  For those that do come by, there is also going to be two Publix gift card giveaways!

Check out more information on Amy’s website, Saving With Amy!!!  She has made a facebook event page that you can rsvp if you plan to stop by!

This event isn’t just happening in Middle Tennessee, check out ChaChing on a Shoestring for national locations and if you want to participate in organizing an event in your area.

$.99 cent Motts Apple Juice at Kroger

I finally went to the grocery store to pick up a few things on sale.  The Kroger in our area is doing a promotion of Buy 8 products, get $4 off your order.  I bought Motts Natural Apple Juice for .99 cents each!  I was very excited about this being that I didn’t even have to clip coupons to find a great sale on 100% juice!   You must use a Kroger card to get the discount.  This is a great deal on Mott’s juice and a great pantry stocking item!

I use apple juice for a variety of things besides drinking.  I use it when making smoothies most.  I also like using apple juice as a marinade for pork roasts and other pork cuts. 

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