Monday, August 31, 2009

A Couple Frugal Finds for this Monday!

FREE sample of Betty Crocker Potatoes HERE! 6-8 weeks for delivery. I would guess that this offer will expire quick so go ahead and sign up.

FREE Kashi cereal sample!

Request a Procter & Gamble Save a Lot coupon book worth $15.

Publix Sneak Peek ad starting 9/2 is up!

Here is the PUBLIX ad starting 9/2. I highlighted the deals that I like the most! I included a couple B1G1 matchups. Keep in mind this is a sneak peek ad--our local prices will vary somewhat.

Here is just a look at what is included in the B1G1s(Buy One, Get Ones). These are usually the BEST deals. You can use coupons on both items since they will ring up 1/2 price and 1/2 price. You do not have to buy 2 to get the sale price.

Publix Deli Tea, 1 Gallon bottle, save up to 2.39/2

Hellmann's Mayonnaise, 30 oz jar, save up to 4.69/2 PRINT $1/2 HERE

Curly's Chicken or Pork with BBQ Sauce, 18 oz tub, save up to 5.69/2 PRINT $1/1 HERE

Ball Park Beef Franks Original, Bun Size, Fat Free, Singles or Grillmaster, 12.8 to 16 oz (excluding Angus), save up to 3.99/2
PRINT $1/2 coupon

Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breast, 8 or 10 oz pkg, save up to 4.99/2 PRINT $1/1 coupon HERE

Original Rangoon Bacon Wrapped Scallops, 8 oz box, save up to 7.99/2

Publix Baked Potato Salad, 16 oz container, save up to 3.19/2

Publix Deli Salsa Mild or Medium, 16 oz container, save up to 3.29/2

Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt, 6 ct, 4 oz multi-pack, save up to 2.49/2 .60/1 coupon in Pensacola 8/9 Smartsource, Dannon Rebate information HERE

Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dip French Onion, Bodacious Onion or Bacon Horseradish, 12 oz tub, save up to 2.00/2 PRINT .50/1 coupon HERE

Kraft American Cheese Singles, Yellow or White, 12 oz pkg, save up to 2.69/2 Pensacola 8/9 Red Plum insert had a $1/2 coupon.

Popsicle Ice Pops or Fudgsicle or Creamsicle, 21.6 to 39.6 oz box, save up to 3.99/2
Use the Target coupon for .75/1 stacked with $1/1 coupon from Unilever Raise Your Hand booklet=CHEAP popsicles!!!!

Boca Foods, 10 or 12 oz pkg, save up to 3.39/2 (Meatless Burgers pictured)

Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwich or Fat Boy Jr., 24.75 or 30 oz pkg, save up to 4.49/2

Stouffer's Skillet Mills, Serves 2, 23 to 25 oz bag, save up to 4.99/2

Superpretzel Soft Pretzel, 13 oz box, save up to 2.99/2

Hungry-Man Dinners, 16 or 17 oz box, save up to 3.59/2

Mrs. Paul's Fish, 8 to 11.4 oz pkg, or Clams, 8 oz pkg, save up to 4.49/2Print a $3 coupon using zip 30013!!! Stack with Publix $1/1 coupon in Toss For Cash.

Kraft or Seven Seas Dressing or Good Season,s 14 or 16 oz bot (excluding South Beach Living), save up to 2.69/2

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, 16.25 or 18 oz bottle, save up to 1.29/2

Mt. Olive Pickles, 16 to 46 oz jar or 4 pk, 3.7 oz cont., save up to 2.79/2

Pam Cooking Spray No Stick: Original, Olive Oil, Butter Flavor or For Baking with Flour; or Fort the Grill, 5 or 6 oz can (excluding Organic and Professional), save up to 3.39/2

Lawry's 30 Minute Marinade, 12 oz bottle, save up to 2.93/2

General Mills Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 10.4 to 14 oz box, or Frosted Cheerios, 17.2 oz box, save up to 3.99/2 (Honey Nut Cheerios pictured)
PRINT .55/1 Coupon and STACK with $1/1 General Mills Target coupon PRINT HERE under Target tab

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix, 17.52 or 18.25 oz box (excluding Angel Food and Decadent Carrot Cake), save up to 1.63/2

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Chocolate Chip, Sugar Cookies, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal, 17.5 oz pouch, save up to 2.67/2 PRINT .40/1 Coupon

Kellogg's Cereal Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks or Rice Krispies, 11.2 to 16.5 oz box, save up to 3.99/2

Gatorade Thirst Quencher, 64 oz bot, save up to 2.50/2

V8 100% Vegetable Juice, 46 oz bottle, save up to 2.95/2

Green Giant Canned Vegetables 11 to 15.25 oz can (excluding Specialty Corn Varieties, Three Bean Salad and Asparagus), save up to 1.29/2

Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Almonds or Cashews, 10 or 11 oz canister, save up to 5.79

Lay's Potato Chips, 10.5 to 13.25 oz bag (excluding Baked!, Light, and Natural), save up to 3.99

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Candy Bars Plain or With Almonds; or Special Dark, Kit Kat, or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with Milk Chocolate, 6 pk, 8.7 to 9.6 oz pkg, surprisingly low price

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers or Party Mix, 11.5 to 14.5 oz box, save up to 3.49 PRINT .75/1 Whole Grain HERE

Thomas' English Muffins the Original, Plain, 12 oz pkg, save up to 2.99

Kodak Power Flash Camera, one-time-use, 27 exposures, save up to 7.09

Glade Candle, 4 oz jar, save up to 3.49

Lysol Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner Removes Soap Scum: Island Breeze or Mildew Remover with Bleach, 32 oz bot, save up to 3.69

Publix Gas Relief Softgels, extra strength, 30 ct pkg, save up to 5.49

Go ahead and check out the complete Sneak Peek PUBLIX ad for this week(starts Wednesday). Michelle over at I HEART PUBLIX has the complete matchups. Matchups are matching available coupons to what is on sale--tough stuff. Having this already done saves a lot of time!!! You will see a lot of coupon matchups--different areas get different coupons. You may only use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon per item. She lists all available coupons--so do not get confused--you can not use all 5 coupons that you see under an item. :) Our local prices will be slightly different.

BIG THANKS to the Publix moderators at Hot Coupon World who are AWESOME at getting the ad up early!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

FREE Cottonelle Toilet Paper

Glad to see the $1/1 Cottonelle coupon is back. I have used it in the past to score FREE Cottonelle 4 roll packs at WalMart.
Go HERE and take the pledge to get your $1/1 coupon.

Thanks Eastern Shore Mom for the heads up that this coupon was back again!


Not much for me at CVS this week...I did stop by and get the FREE Glade soy candle.
Glade Scented Reed Diffuser or Soy Candle $6.99, Get $6.99 in ECBs back...So FREE! Make it a MONEYMAKER by using the $3/1 coupon HERE, enter zip code 90210!

What does "FREE/MONEYMAKER" after ECBs mean?
Candle rang up at $6.99 with CVS card. I used a $3/1 manufacturer coupon from above and paid $4.62(includes tax) out of pocket. Then on the bottom of my receipt an Extra Care Buck(CVS money) printed out for $6.99. So I made $2.37.
ECBs can be used to purchase anything in the store before the expiration date.

I bought the larger 10 oz candle that was included in the sale. I also used my FREE handsoap coupon(emailed to me from CVS) that expired today.

Limit is 1 per card for the Glade candle/diffuser.

Friday, August 28, 2009

My Publix Savings 8/28/09

Order Total -$3.09
Sales Tax $6.05
Grand Total $2.96
Savings $158.46

Today I saved 98%!!! After the Tyson Rebate, everything is FREE plus!!!

8 boxes of AJ pancakes (FREE using $1/2 Manufacturer coupon from paper(8/16 Smartsource) stacked with $1/1 Publix Toss For Cash coupon)
5 Ken's Marinades ($0.40 each after using the $1/1 coupon in 8/2 Smartsource)
4 boxes of Mrs. Paul's fish (FREE if you printed out the $3 coupon HERE and $1/1 Publix coupon from Toss For Cash booklet!
4 McCormick Grinders (FREE after using $1/1 Nothing Goes to Waist McCormick coupon)
4 bottles of Sundown Vitamins (FREE using Advantage Buy coupons)
3 DelMonte fruit cups 6 pk. ($0.26 after $1/1 printable HERE)
3 General Mills cereal cups (FREE using Target coupons HERE under Target tab)
2 gallons of milk ($2.89)
2 dozen eggs (.99)
2 lbs of bananas (use .50/1 lb coupons HERE under Target tab)
2 Accu Chek Meters (FREE after $10 coupon from paper)
1 Tyson Skillet Dinner(FREE after REBATE and $1/1 coupon HERE!)
1 Publix sugar
1 Oust (FREE coupon from company, See HERE)
1 pack of ground beef
1 Reusable Publix bag (FREE WYB 2 General Mills cereals peelie)

I used 3-$5/$25 off coupons. I qualified to use 4 but seriously did not mind paying $2.96 for all of these groceries. We are fortunate that the Publix in Fairhope allows us to use this many $5 off coupons. I understand that people could just break up their transactions into $25 purchases...But being allowed to use them all in one purchase is really nice. Almost too nice. So I am loving it while it is around! Just always make sure that your purchase amount adds up to the qualifying amount on the coupons. For example, using TWO $5 off $25 coupons, make sure that your purchase amount is $50 or greater.

I am submitting for 1 rebate out of this purchase--Tyson Skillet Meals. Hopefully, I will get back the $4.99 price...which would make all of these groceries FREE plus some!!!! :) I purchased the Accu Cheks, and quickly read over the rebate information. Since they were already FREE I am thinking that the rebate would not work....not trying that one.

Just getting started? Read PUBLIX 101 HERE!!!

Coupon Giveaway Closed.

THE WINNER IS almomof4!!! Congrats!!!
The Bargain Buggy Coupon Giveaway ends TODAY at 8 a.m. Enter HERE!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bargain Buggy Mail 8/27/09

My coupon requesting campaign is in full swing. My goal is to write at least one company a day requesting coupons. And then once a week(Thursday) report back to you what I have received that week--along with the links so you can request coupons as well. I have been writing companies on and off requesting coupons for awhile now...Some of the best coupons I have received have come straight from the company. A lot of times they even send me FREE product coupons!!! Sometimes a company just does not mail out coupons for whatever reason.

What do I write when I request coupons? If I have tried the product before and liked it, I may send them a note of product praise and ask them to please send me a coupon to use on my next purchase...If I have never tried a company's product, I may write that I would like to try it using a coupon to purchase. Really it just takes a couple of minutes.

So I started writing at least one email a day last week...And just look what I received in the mail today...All at once!!!! Maybe the mailman knew I needed a little something in the mailbox for me today! :)

Woeber Mustard 6-$0.25 off coupons for Woeber's sandwich pals mustard, no exp.
Eggland's Best 1-$0.50 off coupon for eggs and a cookbook!
OUSTFREE 10 oz OUST Air Sanitizer or Glade Car Scented Oil Refill up to $3.75, exp. 8/31/10 AND a SC Johnson coupon book worth $19.55!
Knouse 3-$0.50 off any Lucky Leaf product, 1-$1.00 off Lucky Leaf product
VIVA 2- $0.50 off any one Viva paper towels, exp. 3/31/10
Eckrich2-$1.00 off any 1 Eckrich product, exp. 6/30/10
Henkel1-$0.35 Coast product, 1-$0.35 Tone, 1-$0.35 Dial, 1-$0.35 Right Guard, 1-$0.35 Soft & Dri, $1.00 off Pure and Natural, exp. 2/24/10
Heinz 3-$0.50 Heinz Ketchup, any size/variety

In addition, I also received Fiber One samples and 6 coupons for Fiber One products, $0.50-$1.00 off coupons, exp. 12/29/09

CVS FREE Product Coupon via Email

I can not wait to work on my post for tonight...But to hold me over, here is another fun, frugal find. I just received a CVS FREE product coupon in my email!!! FREE hand soap for me thank you! If you have not registered at, you really should...They email out $5/$25 coupons quite regularly...and now FREE product coupons!
My coupon was a choice between CVS hand soap and Gold Emblem nuts...expires 8/30. No other purchase necessary. Will pay tax.

Target Coupon Policy

I recommend printing this out and keeping it somewhere handy when you plan to use coupons at Target(especially in Mobile). In the past, I have had problems with Target taking coupons that were for $1 off a product that was priced at $0.99. However, here it is in black and white, Target can simply adjust the coupon down. Also note, they do stack manufacturer coupons with Target store coupons, which you can find here under the Target tab.


Thanks for asking us about using coupons at Target. Coupons are a great way to save even more when shopping with us, and it's easy to use them at our stores. Because of the variety of coupons available to our guests, we do have some guidelines for how coupons can be redeemed at Target.

When accepting coupons, we use the following guidelines:

- We accept two kinds of coupons: Target-issued and manufacturer-issued.
- We'll accept one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon for the same item, unless either coupon prohibits it.
- We can't give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item; in this case, we're able to adjust the value of the coupon to equal the price of the item.
- We can't accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
- All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier while you're checking out.

For questions about using a specific coupon, we encourage you to stop by the Guest Service Desk and ask to speak with the Guest Service Team Leader. They'll do their best to help while you're in the store. If you still have questions after speaking with them, please call our Guest Relations team at (800) 440-0680. Either way, we're here to help!

We appreciate the opportunity to share this information with you.


Target Guest Relations
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My Small, Very RANDOM Publix Shopping List For This Week...

I am going to shop Publix this week...However, it is going to be one of those small, very random trips. This is how it sometimes is when you stockpile. So what will I be buying...Here's the list so far.
Lysol Air ($1/1 coupons, SS)
Ken's Marinades ($1/1 coupons, SS)
A1 ($2/1 coupons. ordered online)
McCormick Grinder ($1/1 coupons, Nothing Goes to Waist)
Aunt Jemima Frozen Bfast items (2-$1/1 Publix coupon(Toss For Cash) stacked with $1/2 manufacturer coupon)
Bananas(.50 off 1 lb Target coupon, click Target button)

This week it is the FREE or really, really cheap stuff. REMEMBER you can print your grocery list off at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I joined VocalPoint a couple of months ago. Out of all of the programs that I participate in VocalPoint is by far one of the very best!!! I have received FREE product coupons and high dollar coupons! FREE to sign up.

ESM's HOT Target Deal--JNJ products on clearance!!!

Evening Friends.
Eastern Shore Mom had a GREAT find tonight--Johnson and Johnson baby bath products on clearance at the Target in Daphne. $0.08 after coupons!!!! HOT, HOT deal. Check out her deal HERE!!!

Coupon Giveaway ends Friday, 8/28 at 8 a.m. CLOSED

Time for me to giveaway some coupons. I am going to put together some of the best coupons that I have, including some matchup coupons for this week's Publix ad and a Toss For Cash Publix coupon booklet. I will mail them out this Friday.
1 winner, chosen Friday, 8/28, at 8 a.m., by

4 Ways to Enter: (Remember leave an additional comment for each entry along with your email address--best to type it out as bb at yahoo dot com.) So I can email you if you win.

1. Leave a comment below.
2. Become a Follower of the Bargain Buggy.(leave a comment telling me that you are a follower & email address)
3. Become a Facebook fan of the Bargain Buggy. (leave a comment telling me you are a fan & email address)
4. Tell a friend!!!(same deal, just leave a comment that you told a friend-Good old WOM-Word of Mouth marketing!)

If it tells you it can not post your comment, try hitting the submit button twice.

Freebies and Frugal Finds for Wednesday, 8/26

FREE Hallmark Connections Card--plus more samples at WalMart .com!

FREE Arby's Beef and Cheddar sandwich with purchase of drink. 8/26 only.

Glade $2/1 coupon to print. (moneymaker at CVS this next week)

NEW Walgreen's $5/$25 (Will expire this Saturday, 8/29!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FREE ChickfilA Sandwich

Be one of the first 250,000 people to register and win a FREE ChickfilA sandwich coupon(to be mailed to you). The next 750,000 people will win a FREE Coke Zero coupon to use at ChickfilA.
You will also be entered into a daily giveaway for calendars and $50 ChickfilA giftcards.

It is loading pretty quick now. I tried a couple days ago and could never get it to fully load. So go--Get your FREE food!

Thanks Lori!


I just HAD to do it. Some of my charcoal coupons are expiring this week...and I wanted to take advantage of the LAST day of the $6.99 Kingsford charcoal sale. So here it is...This is how I stock up on meat!

Order Total -0.89
Sales Tax $4.99
Grand Total $4.10
Savings $114.69

5 bags of Kingsford 18 lb bags
4 bottles of Shout
3 packs of Glad Straws
2 KFC BBQ sauce
1 Mott's Apple Juice
3 packs of Publix hotdogs
4 packs of pork chops

The charcoal deal using the coupons below...
Buy Kingford Charcoal(MatchLight or 18 lb Original) and one qualifying item(I normally buy the Glad Straws because they are the cheapest). But you can get the KFC BBQ and use the coupon below--get it FREE. Then buy $6 in pork. (This amazes my mom EVERY time!!! :)
Go HERE to print the Free KFC Masterpiece BBQ, $0.75 off Glad product, $2 off Kingsford coupons.
Visit I HEART PUBLIX HERE to print the $6 Pork Coupon.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nielsen's Homescan

This is the real thing - AC Nielsen is the world's largest market research company and this is the world's best survey! Make your opinions count as a member of the Homescan Consumer Panel. Earn valuable gift points, which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toys and more.

Be one of the lucky few. Join Nielsen's Homescan Consumer Panel today!

How does it work?
As a panel member, Homescan will provide you with a hand-held scanner. Every time you or members of your household shop, you’ll use the scanner to scan the barcodes on all of your purchases. Then, once a week, you'll send in your purchase information. It's as easy as that!

Print your $5/$25 HERE!

Go HERE and print your $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon to use at Publix this week!!!...or Rite Aid.

A PEEK IN THE PANTRY-Stockpiling Part II

I cleaned out my pantry today and decided to take pictures to share with you my pantry stockpile. My pantry is filled...Seriously, I have no clue where I would put anything if I went shopping today. These are the pantry items that I have purchased over the last couple of months. We have never had this much food...only spending $110 a month on groceries!!!
Lots of taco dinners and spaghetti in my future!

Sneak Peek Publix B1G1s 8/26

Here is the Sneak Peek Publix ad B1G1s starting 8/26. Courtesy of Tn Native at HCW!!! Thank you!!!
For local prices you can check the local ad Wednesday morning at

Go HERE to I HEART PUBLIX to find the BEST coupon matchups!

Buy One, Get Ones:
Doritos Tortilla Chips, 11.75 to 14.5 oz, save up to 3.99
Oscar Mayer Beef Franks Regular, Light, Bun Length, XXL or Jumbo, 16 oz pkg, save up to 3.99
Fresh California Figs Brown Turkey, Black Mission or Sierra Varieties, 16 oz pkg, save up to 5.99
Lipton Tea Bags, 100 ct, save up to 3.79
Mrs. Cubbison's Croutons, 5 or 6 oz box, save up to 1.39
Ken's Steak House Marinade or Buffalo Wing Sauce, 16 oz bot, save up to 2.79
A.1. Steak Sauce, 10 oz bot, save up to 3.75
Kraft Easy Mac Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Original, Extreme Cheese, Big Pack Original or Animal Shapes, 12.06 or 12.9 oz box, save up to 3.39
Post Cereal Selects, 13 to 16 oz, Grape-Nuts, 17 or 24 oz, or Grape-Nut Flakes, 18 oz, save up to 3.99
Quaker Cereal Cap'N Crunch, 20.7 to 22 oz, Life, 21 oz or Squares, 16 oz box, save up to 4.49
Kraft South Beach Diet Bars or Granola Clusters or South Beach Living Granola Bars, 4.24 to 6.15 oz box, save up to 3.49
McCormick Grinder Seasoning 0.77 to 2.12 oz bot, save up to 1.99
Campbell's Select Harvest Soup, 18.6 to 18.8 oz can (excluding bowls), save up to 2.39
Del Monte Fruit or Fruit & Gel, 4 pk, 3.75 to 4.5 oz cup, or Fruit Chillers, 8 ct, 2 oz tube, save up to 2.73
Keebler Club Crackers, 12 to 16 oz box, save up to 3.99
Nabisco Toasted Chips, 8.1 oz bag, save up to 3.39
Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, 4.8 to 13 oz box, save up to 2.73
Wrigley's Eclipse Gum or Orbit, Sugarfree, 60 ct box, save up to 3.29
Thomas' Bagels, 18 or 20 oz bag, save up to 3.99
Lil' Joey Pancake Pockets Strawberry, Chocolate or Maple, 4 pk box, save up to 2.59
Aunt Jemima Pancakes or French Toast, 12.5 to 14.8 oz box, save up to 2.69
Publix Deluxe American Cheese Sliced, 12 oz pkg, save up to 3.29
Dial Body Wash or Tone Body Wash 16 or 18 oz box (0.35 instant Q on select products while available), save up to 4.49
Lysol Sanitizing Wipes, 80 count canister, save up to 4.99
Lysol Neutra-Air Air Treatment, 10 oz can, save up to 3.59
Solo SoloGrips Plastic Cups or Plates 18 oz cups, 50 ct pkg, or 9 inch plates or 10 inch compartment plates, 30 or 40 ct, save up to 4.69
Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 13.66 to 16 oz box, save up to 2.99
Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz bot, save up to 2.63


It was time to do inventory on my toiletry stockpile. So here is a picture of items I stockpile--my very own store.
This is an example of the items that you can get FREE or for a couple cents...Razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, bodywash, mouthwash and more! If you do not shop CVS and Walgreens sales--It's time to start!
Now there are a couple items that I am going to load up on today(free toothbrushes at Walgreens)...and other items that I will be on the look out for deals on...
I am not brand loyal--I use whatever is on sale. But as you can see from the picture above, I am getting brand name items.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My CVS SAVINGS 8/23/09

Started with $10 ECBs.
Spent $11.35 out of pocket(includes tax)
$16 ECBs remaining.
So this is what I got for roughly $5.00!(that includes tax!)
Saved $121.00!!!
according to the trip summary on receipt.

4 Glade Lasting Impressions
2 Glade Sense and Sprays
4 Kraft Mac and Cheese
4 Aveeno Shampoo/Conditioners
4 Poise Liners
2 Speed Stick Deodorants
2 Composition Notebooks
1 Aveeno bar soap
1 Xtra Detergent(not pictured)

Deal Ideas:
Transaction #1
2 Glade Lasting Impressions $10
2 Glade Sense and Spray $10
2 Composition Notebooks $1.98
4 Kraft Mac & Cheese $4
Total $25.98
Use $5/$25 CVS coupon
Use 2 $3/1 Glade Lasting Impressions (8/02 Smartsource)
Use 2 $3/1 Glade Sense and Sprays (8/23 Smartsource)
Total after coupons: $8.68 + taxes OOP or (Pay with ECB's from last week)
Get back $3 ECB, $3 ECB, $1 ECB, $2 ECB

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Glade Lasting Impressions
Buy 4 Poise Pads/Pantiliners
2 Speed Stick Deodorants $2.98
1 Xtra Detergent 1.99
Total $20.97
$4/$20 Ready Fill coupon
(2) $3/1 Lasting Impressions coupons (8/02 Smartsource)
(4) Poise $2 printable coupon
(2) $1.50 Speed Stick printable coupon Enter ZIP 33907
Total after coupons: $8.37 out of pocket plus tax (Pay this with ECBs from 1st transaction)
Get back $3 ECBs, $1 ECBs, $1 ECBs, $1 ECBs, $1 ECBs

Transaction #3
(3) Aveeno Nourish products $6 each
(1) Aveeno Nourish product $7 each
Total Due: $25.00
(1)$5 off $25

(4) -$2 off Aveeno printable coupons 

Total after coupons: $12.00 out of pocket plus tax

Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it .50 each!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Would you be interested in a Bargain Buggy Couponing Class?


I know that sometimes reading all of this coupon jargon can be somewhat overwhelming. Some folks(including myself)learn better by actually seeing it. So here is my crazy thought--Would anyone be interested in a coupon class?
Small(about 6 people per class) $15 which would cover all of the couponing basics-terminology, where to find coupons, organizing coupons, store policies, a chance to pick my brain(how I'm saving 81% on groceries!!!), etc...and materials.
Locations would be in Mobile and surrounding areas.

Just a thought...If you would be interested email me

Publix 101--The Basics

Remember if you have a question is it always a good idea to ask customer service.

Local policies as of 10/19 (subject to change). Each Publix store coupon policy may vary based on local manager's discretion.


1. BEST DEALS ARE B1G1s or sale items: You do not have to buy 2 of the B1G1 items to get the sale price.
Items ring up 1/2 and 1/2 (Fairhope and Orange Beach).
Example--Chips are $2.00 on sale B1G1. So first bag will ring up $1, and second bag will ring up $1. I could just buy 1 bag and they still would be $1.

2. COMPETITOR COUPONS: Publix in Fairhope and Orange Beach accept competitor coupons(Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, local grocery stores including Bruno's, Winn Dixie).

3. STACKING: You can use ONE PUBLIX/or competitor coupon and ONE manufacturer coupon per ONE item. So, a max of TWO coupons(one manufacturer and one store coupon) per item. This is called stacking.

4. DOUBLES: Orange Beach and Fairhope Publix locations do NOT double manufacturer coupons. Some Publix stores do double coupons that are .50¢ or less.

5. DRUGSTORE COMPETITOR COUPONS: Fairhope location will accept drugstore coupons as competitors(CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid). Orange Beach will accept drugstore coupons. These coupons must be actual cents or dollars off of a product. No price matching "coupon". You can read more here.
Now this may be helpful if you happen to receive a $5/30 or even a $10/50 at CVS. These CVS coupons are found on the bottom of your receipt, CVS emails, or price scanners where you can scan your CVS card for additional coupons. THEY DO NOT TAKE CVS ECBs. ONLY $5 off purchase amount coupons.

Walgreen's Rebate Rewards, which are manufacturer coupons printed at the register are also accepted. You can use these to pay!

6. USING $/$$ OFF COUPONS: (Spend $30, Get $5 off). Only allowed to use one $/$$ at the Fairhope store. The Orange Beach Publix store will accept ONE $/$$ coupon from local drug stores/local grocery store AND one from Publix. Check the list below for current $ off.
Remember always hand these coupons to the cashier first and then your other coupons.
Rolling list of $/$$ offs HERE!

7. FINDING PUBLIX COUPONS: Publix coupon books are usually located in the front of the store or at the customer service counter. These include Advantage Buy flyers(Yellow and Green), Grape magazine, Family Style, etc...Register online at for their many Clubs & Programs(more coupons in the booklets you receive at home).

8. RAINCHECKS: If Publix is OUT of an item ask for a rain check. Expires in 30 days.

FREE Chocolate Friday! 8 a.m.

Go HERE to get your FREE Mars chocolate! Starts at 8 a.m. Limited to the first 250,000 people.
This does work--you will get a postcard in the mail with a coupon attached for one FREE Mars bar!!!
4 per household limit.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Navy Sale Saturday, 8/22 Only! Socks and Tshirts!

Head on over to Old Navy on Saturday, Aug. 22nd...They will have children's socks for $1 and basic tees for $3. Limit is 5.

Want a coupon to use? (of course you do!)

Go snag yourself a 25% off your purchase coupon at Old Navy Weekly. Take the headphones off the lady in lower right corner and put them in the lady's purse in the upper left hand corner. :) That coupon will go quickly--so hopefully some of you can snag it!

I am all over the socks...I mean really where do they go?!?!

This is how to get FREE deodorant!

Go ahead and print out the $1.50 coupon off of (in the upper right sidebar) to score some FREE Speed Stick Deodorant starting Sunday, August 23rd at CVS. Enter the zip code 33907 to find the coupon.

Price is $2.49. Use the $1.50 coupon. Get $1 ECB back. FREE!!!
This CVS deodorant deal limit is 2 per card.

**Other coupons that I am printing off of that site right now--$1 Musselman's, Rite Aid $5/$25, and the Rite Aid $1 off Nabisco crackers.

Thanks Money Saving Madness for the zip!

B1G1 FREE Venom Energy Drink

Want to try something new??? Here is a B1G1 FREE coupon to try the Venom Energy drink! Click on the image above. Hopefully they will go on sale somewhere soon since they are new!!!

Walgreens Huggies Wipe Deal....$0.26 per box!!!

$7.59(including tax) Got back $5 Register Reward...So, $2.59 for 10 boxes or .26 per box!!!! That's a savings of 91%!

10 boxes of Huggies 64 ct. wipes

Which coupons did I use?
10-.50 manufacturer coupons from 8/16 SS and 7/19 SS (Get these coupons scanned first!!!)
1(x10)-$2 coupons from the Walgreens Back to School Savings book found in Walgreens stores. You do not have to have 10 of these...They can scan one and it is automatically applied to all the items.

I received the $5 Register Rewards because I bought over $25 before coupons. This is a incentive that Walgreens has going on right now thru August 22nd--Make a $25+ purchase, get $5 Register Rewards. More information HERE!

FREE/Cheap Mrs. Paul's fish sticks/fillets!!!!

Hi Friends!

We may just have ourselves a good deal on frozen fish! Go ahead and get this $3 Mrs. Paul's coupon printed out asap!!! It is high dollar and will not last long. Go HERE--enter the zip 30013!!!! I could print it twice by hitting my back button.

There is a $1/1 Publix fish coupon in some of the Toss For Cash Publix coupon booklets. There are TWO versions of this coupon book(some do NOT have the fish coupons). Vary by region. If you find it in your area please leave a comment below! :)

You can stack the the $1/1 Publix fish coupon with the $3 printable manufacturer coupon and get cheap fish. If you are unable to get the Toss For Cash book, the manufacturer coupon should still give you pretty cheap fish. Price at the Publix in Fairhope is $4.49-$4.99. So that means .50-.99 for a box for frozen fish if you have both coupons.
Let's hope for a sale to get it FREE!!!

I have not seen these books in Fairhope--that store may not get them because they are still so new. Orange Beach possibly??? If you find them there please leave a comment.

I am lucky enough to have a best friend that gets some of these booklets for me! But you can also find them on ebay. I would just search for the cheapest price(watch shipping). I have also done some trading on I HEART PUBLIX(her left side bar). If you have some good coupons you may be able to trade someone for a booklet. This has worked in the past for me.

I'll be working this deal as soon as I get these Publix coupons in my hands!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


So I took last week off--and boy, I was ready to go today!!! :) This is a really GREAT ad. I think that I have stressed that enough now.

My best savings trip! Spent a little more--saved even more. :)
I bought A LOT of food!

I have tried to go back and add most of the coupons that I used on my trip. I use newspaper coupons, Publix publication coupons, printable coupons, mailings, etc...I used 1-$5/50 Publix and 1-$5/25 CVS. It has always been my understanding that 2 is the max amount of $5 offs that you are able to use. I have a link for $5 off coupons in the right side bar or HERE. You can find the printable links at I HEART PUBLIX.

Order total $27.79
Sales Tax $9.73 (that's a lot of tax!!!)
Grand Total $37.52 (I was able to pay some of that balance with a $10 ConAgra Publix Rebate gift card!)

Saved 85%! $246.62 in groceries for $37.52!

6 Taco Bell Dinners* (5-.75 peelies on boxes and 1-printable)
6 boxes of Eggo Waffles, 16 pk.** (6-$1/1 coupons that I won)
6 boxes of Uncle Ben's Rice (1- $1/2 coupons from paper and printable)
4 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios (4-.55 printable, 4-Target $1/1 General Mills printable)
4 jars of Ragu sauce (4-.55 Raise Your Hand Unilever book)
4 bottles of Shout (2-B1G1, 2- .55 paper man. coupon)
4 boxes of Lipton tea( these are very small) ($1/1 Raise Your Hand Unliever book)
3 packages of Yoplait Fiber One, 4 pk. (3-$1.35 mailing coupons)
3 boxes of Kraft Mac & Cheese (B3G1 Free)
2 Edwards Single Pie Slices (2-$1/1 printable)
2 boxes of Cheez-its (Whole Grain is included) (2-.75/1 printable)
2 bags of Beggin Dog Treats (2-$1.50 printable)
2 bags of fresh Eat Smart veggies (2-.50 from mailing)
1 bag of Kingsford charcoal, 18lb (2.00 off charcoal printable)
4 loaves of Cole's Garlic Toast (4-.50/1 printable)
1 Kraft Velvetta Cheese (1-$1/1 out of area newspaper)
1 McCormick Pepper (1-$1/1 Nothing Goes to Waist)
1 5 lb bag of baking potatoes (allowed to use Target Green Giant $1 coupon to buy Publix brand since they did not carry GG brand-ASK permission!)
1 container of Kozy Shack Pudding (.55/1 June All You)
1 Glad Straws (.75/1 off Glad product printable)
1 box of Knox Gelatin (printable)
1 dozen large eggs(.99) (no coupons)
2 pears, 2 apples, 1 bunch of bananas, 1 orange (2-Target coupons for apples and bananas)
6 Sundown vitamins (Advantage coupons)
1 pack of Pork loin chops(little over $6.00) ($6 pork printable WYB charcoal and qualifying product)
1 pack of ground turkey($2.99)(no coupons)
1 whole turkey(on sale for .99 lb, no coupons-bought $7.13 turkey)

*HINT: Buy the Taco Bell dinners that include soft shells, hard shells, seasoning, salsa and Kool Aid for an even better deal! I use the hard shells/seasonings for taco night dinner...and the soft shells to make sandwiches for the girls. So a couple meals out of that one box!!! There are also .75 peelies on some of the boxes.

**NOTE: Thanks to a sweet follower who spotted the Eggo waffles in my buggy(I was about to buy the wrong ones!) The 2/$4 Eggo waffles are the large 16 pk box!!!

I did not split up my trip into a bunch of different is just too much trouble on everyone's part. But if I would have I would have saved a little more because I could have used a bunch of $5/$20 coupons. On this trip, I used one Publix $5/50 and one CVS $5/25.

I keep looking back at my receipt--thinking gosh it seems high(compared to my $10-$20 trips)--BUT I keep reminding myself that I DID buy a turkey($7.13), charcoal($4.99) and ground turkey($2.99 with no coupons)...and I paid $9.73 in tax!!! So it makes sense.

It was fun running into some of my readers!!! Looks like they were having as much fun saving as me!!! Nice to meet you!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How do I organize for a shopping trip?

Today I have been preparing for this week's GREAT ad. While doing so, it occurred to me that this would be a great time to share with you just how I organize for a shopping trip.

I have matched up all of my coupons(I HEART PUBLIX) and have placed them in an envelope. The coupon envelope goes in a large folder with my printed grocery list and hard ad copy. I will occasionally carry any rebate paperwork that I may be buying qualifying items for on that trip(to make sure I get the exact item).
Pen, calculator...

I am currently not clipping each and every coupon...instead I am filing inserts. We shall see how this goes...

Bargain Buggy Minute! Thank you!

Why is the Bargain Buggy different than other frugal deal sites?

Each and every deal that I post here I have done myself...printed myself, purchased myself, etc...I pass deals on to you all after I have tested them myself. Deals that I feel like my friends would like. YOU! I post pictures of my trips as little bits of encouragement!

I scour a BUNCH of sites to find deals that will work in our area. I try to pick out the best of the best, try them myself and then pass them on to you. There are some really GREAT deal finders out there!!! I try and link to my favorites.

I am so happy that many of you are following right along with me. I love getting kind messages--even text messages and phone calls about NEW, HOT deals! :) We are all working towards the same goal!!!

I am saving a lot of money...the blog and my friends provide great encouragement for me to keep doing it. SO THANK YOU!!!

Special thanks to Eastern Shore Mom for being my deal finding, crazy coupon shopping, blogging, tap, tap, tappin' friend! :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

FREE Smithfield Bacon at Publix (ends tomorrow)

FREE Smithfield Hickory Smoked Bacon($2.50) when you use the $3/1 coupon HERE!!!

You may want to check Winn Dixie's price too.

Do this deal before Wednesday at Publix to get the 2/$5!!!

Another deal will roll around if you were able to print but were unable to use them for this particular deal.

Publix Ad Sneak Peek 8/19

Publix Sneak Peek: August 19-25th. Prices may vary slightly depending on your location. These are not our local prices. But this is what I use to get a head start on match ups. I use the early ad(Mondays)with slight and I mean slight price differences to get my match ups going and spotting the best deals. I usually stay up late on Tuesday to check the site and get the concrete local ad and exact prices to confirm what I will be spending in that trip(down to the penny).

Remember the tough work of match ups is already done by I HEART PUBLIX!!!


YOU CAN PRINT COUPONS FOR THIS AD by clicking on the coupon bar in the right side bar!
I would definitely print:
$5/$25 Rite AID coupon
.55 Honey Nut Cheerios coupon (stack the .55 with the Target coupon General Mills coupon HERE for a good deal on cereal!!!


Lipton Tea Bags, 18 or 20 ct box, save up to 2.99

Hebrew National Kosher All Beef Franks Original, Reduced Fat, 97% Fat-Free, or Jumbo; or Knockwurst, 11 or 12 oz pkg, save up to 4.99

Fresh California Figs Brown Turkey, Black Mission or Sierra Varieties, 16 oz pkg, save up to 5.99

Pre-Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, 12 oz pkg, from the Publix Deli, save up to 5.39

General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal or Cheerios or Multigrain Cheerios, 16.2 to 18 oz, Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp or Reese's Puffs, 15.6 to 18 oz box, save up to 4.99

Kellogg's Special K Cereal, 16.7 to 18 oz box, save up to 4.99

Back to Nature Granola, 7.5 to 13.5 oz bag, save up to 3.59

McCormick Pure Ground Black Pepper, 4 oz can, save up to 3.59

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 5.5 to 7.3 oz box, save up to 0.99

Uncle Ben's Country Inn Rice, 6 oz box, save up to 1.49

V8 Splash Beverage or Diet V8 Splash, 64 oz bot, save up to 3.11

McCormick Bag 'N Season or Potato Steamers Seasoning & Steaming Bag, 0.81 to 1.6 oz pkg, save up to 2.19

Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner! 10.75 to 16.35 oz box, save up to 2.69

New England Coffee, 9 to 12 oz bag, save up to 5.79

Pompeian Olive Oil Classic Mediterranean or Extra Light Tasting, 32 oz bot, save up to 10.99

Luzianne Family Size Tea Bags Original or Green Tea, 24 ct box, save up to 2.29

7-Up, A&W, or Diet Rite, or RC, 12 pk, 12 oz cans, save up to 4.59

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers, or Party Mix, 11.5 to 14.5 oz box, save up to 3.49

Nature's Own Bread, All Natural or Organic, 24 oz loaf, save up to 3.49

Dove Chocolate, 8.5 or 9.5 oz bag, save up to 4.29

Tostitos Tortilla Chips, 14.5 or 19 oz bag, save up to 4.99

Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread, 16 oz loaf, save up to 3.59

Morningstar Farms Entrees, 5.25 to 12 oz box, save up to 3.79

Kraft Velveeta Cheese Product made with 2% milk; or Spread; Plain or Mild Mexican or Pepper Jack Loaf, 16 oz box, save up to 3.59

Yoplait Yo-Plus Digestive Yogurt, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, save up to 2.50

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, save up to 2.50

Kozy Shack Pudding, 22 oz tub, save up to 2.89

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spread: 2 pk, 7.5 oz tub, 15 or 16 oz pkg, or 10 oz bot, or Spray, 8 oz bot, save up to 2.29

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt or Sorbet, or Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, 1 pt ctn, save up to 3.59

Contessa Meals, 20 to 24 oz bag, save up to 6.99

Edwards Pie or Cheesecake Slices or Singles, 2 ct, 5.2 to 9.8 oz box, save up to 2.59

Tombstone Pizza, 18.1 to 29.5 oz pkg, (excluding Stuffed Crust and Brick Oven Varieties), save up to 5.79

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables 14 to 24 oz pkg, or Corn on the Cob Nibblers, 12 ct pkg (excluding Steamers), save up to 3.49

Cole's Garlic Bread or Bread Sticks, Cheesesticks, or Toast Slices, 9 to 21 oz pkg, (excluding Mini Loaf and Mini Toast), save up to 2.79

Back to Nature Cookies, 9.5 to 12 oz pkg, or Graham Sticks, 8 oz pkg, save up to 2.99

Purina Beggin' Strips Brand Dog Snack Original Bacon, Cheese and Bacon or Original Beef and Bacon, 6 oz pkg, or Canadian Cuts, 5 oz pkg, save up to 3.49

Purina Tidy Cats Scoop Cat Litter Premium: Original or Power Blend; or Original Formula or Cat Box Filler, for Multiple Cats, 14 lb pkg, save up to 6.99

Shout Laundry Stain Remover with Trigger, 22 oz bot, save up to 2.99

Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner All Purpose: Lemon Scent, 4 in 1 Pacific Fresh Scent or With Bleach, 32 oz bot, or Antibacterial Kitchen, 22 oz bot, save up to 2.69

Kotex Maxi Pads, 14 to 24 ct pkg, save up to 2.81

Other Deals:
Kingsford Charcoal Briquets, Original or With Mesquite or 100% All Natural Competition Briquets, 12 to 18 lb bag, 6.99

Jennie-O Turkey Store Ground Turkey, 93% Lean, 20 oz pkg, 2.99

Essentials are Changing to:
Publix Large Eggs, 12 ct carton, limit four, 0.99
Publix Young Turkey Breast, with Rib, Back/Wing Portion, Frozen, 0.99/lb
Publix Frozen Vegetables, 32 oz pkg, limit four, 1.69
Publix Milk, Whole, 1%, 2% or Fat Free, 1 gal bot, 2.25
Barilla Pasta 13.25 to 16 oz box (excluding Lasagna), limit four, 0.79
Mott's 100% Apple Juice or Mott's for Tots, Plus Kids Health or Plus Light, 64 oz bot, 1.79
Crayola Decorated Cupcakes, 6 ct, or assorted, chocolate, or vanilla, 12 oz pkg, 2/$6
Ragu Pasta Sauce, 13.5 to 26.3 oz pkg (excluding organic), limit four, 1.29
Ultra Gain Detergent, 2X Concentrated: Original Fresh, Soothing Sensations Lavender Lilac Moment or With Baking Soda Fresh Water Scent, 50 oz bot, 4.99

Thanks HCW for the ad preview! Visit to find local prices(usually posted by late Tuesday night).
For the rest of the ad and great matchups visit I HEART PUBLIX!

My Super Target Trip--FREE bread and dog food! 8/17/09

FREE Bread!

The TARGET coupon for $1.00 off Archer Farms Artisan bread is back!!! Print it HERE. I use it to buy the mini loaves of bread priced at $0.99. You will find them at Super Target in the bakery section with all of the fresh baked bread. Many varieties to choose from--my fav is the Artisan Petite Ciabatta Square!!! Perfect size for a sandwich!!!

FREE dog food!

Purina Chef Michael's Dog Food (24oz bag) $4.49
$1.50 Target coupon
$3 printable coupons *

*To access this $3 coupon click on the above link. Enter your zip code for a FREE pet insurance quote. Enter code B3KCA, then click on continue and choose one of the deductibles. Finally, click on "SAVE". You will receive a coupon via email for $3 off ANY Purina Pet food item. Remember to press your back button to print a total of 2 coupons per computer!

Of course, I also loaded up on CHEAP bananas and wipes!!!

Thanks Hip2Save for the dog food tips!

NEW coupons to print! FREE bacon!!!

HOT coupon!!! Print now because it may not be available long!
$3/1 Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon
Visit the site HERE and click the sign up button on the top of the site. Once you have signed up you will be redirected to the coupon. You can print the coupon twice by hitting the back button.

NEW coupons at!!! You can scroll through all of the coupons in the right side bar!

$5/$25 Rite Aid
$3 Huggies Diapers
Welch's Jelly and Juice coupons are still there too!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

FREE at CVS and Walgreens 8/16-8/22

What's FREE at CVS and Walgreens this week?

Softsoap Nutri Serum Body Wash Pay $3.99+tax, Get $3.99 back in Register Rewards.

Walgreens 101
*You do not need a card at Walgreens.
*What does FREE after Rebate Rewards mean? Here is an example--Softsoap $3.99. At check out I will pay for the soap plus tax...then a Register Reward for $4 will print out of the register along with my receipt. So essentially I will get the soap FREE--just paid tax.

Want the rest of the ad and match ups go check out Southern Savers!

Sunday-Tuesday ONLY!
Caliber or cvs/pharmacy filler paper 150 sheets .99¢ (LIMIT 2) FREE After .99 ECBs
Paper mate write bros. pens 10pk .99¢ (LIMIT 2) FREE After .99 ECBs
Caliber recycled school box $1.99 (LIMIT 2) FREE After $1.99 ECBs
Caliber or cvs/pharmacy mini composition book 80 sheets $1.99 (LIMIT 2) FREE After $1.99 ECBs
Philips earhook headphones $6.99 (LIMIT 1) FREE After $6.99 ECBs

CVS deal worth mentioning...
Buy One Get One- Purex Ultra Detergent 23-32 loads or Complete 3-in-1 20ct. $5.99
Use two Complete 3-in-1 $1 off coupons HERE or HERE and pay $1.99 each.

Want to see a CVS MONEY MAKER Scenario?
2 caliber or cvs/pharmacy filler paper 150 sheets .99¢

2 paper mate write bros. pens 10pk .99¢
Buy 2 caliber recycled school box $1.99
Buy 2 caliber or cvs/pharmacy mini composition book 80 sheets $1.99
Buy 1 Philips earhook headphones $6.99
Buy 2 Revlon items at $1.99 ($1.99 will be deducted as it is BOGO)
Total $20.90

Use $4/20 coupon from AutoFill Book (You can get this coupon book from the CVS pharmacist)

Use two $1/1 Revlon from  07-19-09 SS

Pay $14.90 + tax

Earn $18.91 ECB’s –MONEY MAKER of $4.01

CVS 101
*You do need a CVS card. You can get one FREE at the check out counter.
*What does FREE after Extra Care Bucks(ECBs) mean? Say you buy 1 Caliber Comp. book for .99. You will pay .99 plus tax out of pocket. However, when your receipt prints you will have a .99 ECB(CVS money) on the bottom. You can use the ECB to purchase anything else in the store before the expiration date. I save mine and use the following week.

Want the rest of the CVS ad and match ups go check out Southern Savers or I HEART SAVING MONEY!

Friday, August 14, 2009

FREE Chocolate Friday!

Go HERE to get your FREE Mars chocolate! Starts at 8 a.m. Limited to the first 250,000 people.
This does work--you will get a postcard in the mail with a coupon attached for one FREE Mars bar!!!