Grand Plié a la Seconde—Pas de Bourreé—Glissade—Jeté—Assemblé

*Grand Plié a la Seconde is the founding step, the beginning. The opening act of a shopper’s plan is the store, the retailer, and the sales within.

*Pas de Bourreé are the steps between; clipping the coupons, watching the blogs, matching the ads.

*Glissade is the prep. Making a list and organizing a plan creates a graceful interlude for the main event.

*Jeté, the flying leap; the actual shopping trip.

*Assemblé, where everything comes together.

The finale takes place at center stage with the register, the sale, the coupons,

and the shopper taking a final bow. Let us dance our way to savings!

Grand Plié a la Seconde—Pas de Bourreé—Glissade—Jeté—Assemblé

Monday, October 31, 2011

"I'm not saving!"

I have heard that phrase a lot recently.
"I'm not saving!"
"This is ridcules, all I do is throw away expired coupon!"
"Couponing is not worth it!"
Most of these people go to the store get whatever they want and then look at the coupons in their clutch after they are already in line. They sigh and say I have no coupons; or they find a bunch of expired ones; or one of the above phrases.

You see, there are certain keys points of couponing to get the best deals.

First and formost, MAKE A LIST! Look through the sales ad, your coupons, and what you would nomally buy. Sometimes you will find things that are on sale AND you have a coupon for it, but it is a different brand than you would normally get. Try the new brand for a super low price, if you like it go back and stock up!

Example:: I normally buy... ,
 is on sale for BOGOfree @ $2.58, plus I have a coupon for $1 off 2!
So you can pay $2.99 per box for NY Texas Toast or you can get 2 boxes for $1.58($.79 per box) of the Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast.

Number Two, sometimes MORE IS LESS. Less out of pocket that is! There are many place to find coupons for $5 off $30 and similar ones: in-store, Catalina's, the mail, and online. Your total today is $27.89; I have seen a few people tear up the coupon and throw it away O-o. There is no need for that! Just grab 2 candy bars and you'll have a little snack plus some extra savings!

For Southeastern Floridian(miami&broward county) Publix Shoppers 'Doris Italian Market' is a Competitor for many stores, so go to scroll down and find 'Doris' The have 3 coupons, but only 2 you can use at Publix.
I personally use the $2 off $25 nearly every week. Before I start couponing I spent anywhere from $17 to $40 dollars a week, now my average is $25(before coupons) because now I have plenty of food at home it's just a fair few thing I need to get. Once I got some cat treats because I had coupons that made them free, and gave those to a friend, while I enjoyed an extra $2 off my bill...

On average I spend $12 a week at Publix. Keep in mind I'm a single lady, and I buy an average of 4 newpapers every Sunday!

So those are the two tips for the day... Now I'm off to work!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

CARS 2 Rebates WYB...

There are two great rebates in today's Sunday Paper for this DVD/Blue-ray. So if your kids loved CARS 2, this is a great Christmas present for a Great price!
One was in todays' SS and the other was in the RP.

SmartSource Rebate: $5
WYB- AA/AAA 10pack, C/D 4pack, or 9V 2pack(or larger) of Rayonvac Alkaline Batteries.
Expires 2/29/12
(SS include a $1 off 2 Rayonvac Batteries coupon)

RedPlum Rebate: $10
WYB- $20 worth of Kimberly Clark Products(Huggies, Cottonelle, Viva, Scott, Kleenex, & etc.)
Expires 1/31/12
(RP often has coupons for Kimberly Clark product in their insert and although I didn't see much in today's insert, you still have 3 months to find them)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Free Ricola 10/30-11/5

It's that season, so now is the time to get to coughdrops!
Starting Sunday 10/30 Walgreens has the Dual Action Ricola on Sale for $2 and you get $2 in Register Rewards!
So it's already totally FREE!
Here is the best part! If you still have those 10/2 SS coupons for BO Dual Action GO regular Ricola Free, you can get 2 for $2 and get a $2 RR!
I Love Free stuff!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cheap and Free Goody Today!

These little guys are BOGOfree this week @ Publix and if you have the $1 off Q from 9/11 GM insert or 10/16 extra SS these could be as low as 99cents.
Grands! Biscuits=$2.99
BOGOfree= 2@$2.99
2 $1off any Pillsbury Egg Scrambles or Grands! Biscuits=$2 off

Yay! I plan on getting 4 deals today!

These Guys are on sale for 2 for $5 and we have a BOGOfree coupon from 10/2 RP so you can get 2 for $2.50 or 4 for $5, depending on how many coupons you have.
I'm get one shampoo and one conditioner today :)
These can be as low as $1.05 with coupon this week @ Publix. They're on sale for 4 for $5! Buy 3 for $1.25 each and use the $.60 off 3 coupon from either the 9/11 GM insert or the 10/16 extra SS.
I plan on getting 6 pizzas today!

$.50 toothpaste today!!
Crest toothpaste is on sale for 2 for $4 and if you still have you 10/2 P&G $.50off coupon and you got the Stocking Spree Booklet with the $1 off publix coupon... $1+$.50=$1.50off $2=$.50 toothpaste!!
One of these for me today!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

All about the AXE!!

I don't know why I'm so excited with these Qs I have, but I am!! There are so many deals, but I'm going to hold out just a little bit.

Sure right now Walgreens has AXE on sale for BOGO50%off, and this is a great deal if they do it like they have in the past. Which is, you get the sale of BOGO50%off and use the BOGOfree coupon on the full price AXE.

I've decided to pass on this deal and I hope next weeks Publix Green Advantage Flyer has some AWESOME coupons that I can stack, like they did last time we had the awesome AXE coupon!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Giddy for SS!

Ever since I got the preview for SS I've
been silently dancing inside.

AXE Buy 1 Get 1 FREE buy any AXE shower gel or detailer and get one AXE shower gel or detailer FREE maximum value Save $5.99 (11/13)

My Bro can't get enough of this stuff!! YAY no more stinky Bro!! lol

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Let's Snap Back Some Money With SNAPWARE!!

Let's Snap Back Some Money With

These little guys can be found @ your local Grocery Store(Publix for me!) by the Rubbermaid products for only $2.79!! That means with the $3 off ANY snapware product... FREE+$.21MM! Woot woot!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Publix Breyers & Hunts!

During the Publix Sales Week of 10/20-10/26(10/19-10/25) both Breyers and Hunts are on a BOGOfree sale! Check out the possiblities below for the lowest and best prices!
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$0.50/1 Hunt's Canned Tomatos Target printable
$0.45/3 Hunt's Canned Tomatoes, exp. 11/14/11 (SS 10/02/11 R)
$1/4 Hunt's Dices, Whole or Crushed Canned Tomatoes, exp. 11/14/11 (SS 10/02/11)
Stack Target Q + MQ; Final price: $0.24 each
for more awesome deals like these check out: Publix @

Halloween Online Cookbook

Yum! Some good old Halloween treats to make and eat are right at you finger tips with this Great Little Cookbook! Free @!
Enjoy... Just looking at it makes me hungry!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Misleading Ads for Sun Sentinel Coupons

Most people in SoFLA know, The Sun Sentinel has the best coupons in it. For some reason Miami Herald only carries RedPlum and as great as the RP coupons are, they do not compare to the price, in my opinion. The Sun Sentinel Always has Red Plum and SmartSource(and P&G when it's suppose to be), If they missed a RP there is usually an extra SS therefore you do not feel left out...

I did feel left out though... Yesterday... The Paper and the stores that sell the paper have signs Advertising "Coupons in Saturdays Paper starting Oct. 15!!" Come yesterday and there was no coupons... Everyone asks why? Where are they? I thought the Coupons were supposed to be in it, isn't it?!?! I was not the only person who left the store utterly disappointed. (This is the type of thing that has made me stop couponing in the past)... I read the sign many times before I finally understood. In not so many words and TOTALLY beating around the bush, they said you had to be a subscriber to get the coupons earlier.

I went home upset and determined. I decided to see how much a subscription was and was shocked that for a 13week subscription it was nearly $4 more than the store(if you buy Sunday's paper they have a deal for 80cents an issue for weekend subscribers, this still leads to about a $1.50 more then inside the store). Why? Because you are buying Saturday and Sunday's papers. I already feel horrible with how much paper I use for buying the WHOLE newpaper just to get the coupons, so why would I want to spend more and make more waste just to have the convenince of the coupons coming to my house early? I think I'll stick with my Sunday in-store papers with coupons...

Sorry this was a bit of a vent and to let you know what the deal is with Coupons in the SunSentinel.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dove Deodorant Deal

Here's a TIP! If you decide you want to start using coupons from the Newspaper(many people just start with online and instore Qs first then the newspaper), don't buy just one paper... Buy Two. Why? Because say there was a coupon for $1 off an item you use ALL the time, and that item goes on sale for BOGOfree. Sure you can just use you one coupon and get a good deal, but many stores allow you to use one coupon per item, whether it's on sale or not. So if you had two $1 off Qs for a BOGOfree deal it would be a GREAT DEAL!

I personally buy 4 newspapers every week, and here is where it pays off. Here is an example:

This Week(10/6-10/12)

Dove Deodorant is BOGOfree.
I have 4 Dove Deodorant Coupons from 10/2 RP for $.75 off each one.
Combine the above with the Green Advantage Flyer $3 off any 3 Unilever Product listed(Dove Deodorant included!)
And all you have to do is pay TAX!


Listerine for Free

 This little guy is rumored to be about a $1.72 @ Walmart and with this new HOT Coupon $2 off ANY Listerine Total Care Zero Mouthwash it is a MM!! Free + $.28 overage!

Floridians often find our prices higher than other places in the US so I will confirm the price later today folks!


Hey Publix Shoppers!

The StockingSpree Booklet has finally made it down to SoFLA! So lets start stocking up! Here is a list of Qs in the booklet! All Expire on 11/3/11 and They do NOT say 'Manufacturer's Coupon,' therefore these can be stacked! WooHoo!

*Maxwell House Coffee(31.5-34.5 oz)- $1 (avg. price $11.98/sale $8.99)
*Kraft Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese(10 oz)- $1 (avg. price $5.29)
*Gatorade G/G2(20oz/12pack or 12oz/18pack)- $1 (avg. price $7.99/ a MQ is usually on it and can be stacked!) 
*Lipton Tea(2--16.9oz/12packs)- $1 (avg. price $5.99/sale B2G1free/'MQ <10/2> $2off2')
*Naked Juice(2--15.2oz)- $1(avg. price $2.99)
*Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink(9.5oz/4pack)- $1 (avg. price $5.99/sale B2G1free/'MQ <10/2> $2off2')
*Rold Gold(10-16oz)- $.75 (avg. price 3.29)
*Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack(14-18ct.)- $1 (avg. price $4.59/sale $3.99)
*Tropicana Single Serve Juice(2--12oz)- $.75 (avg. price $1.59/sale 10 for $10/also MQs without size requirements have been around)
*Oral B Manual Toothbrush- $1 (avg. price $1.39,$2.79/'P&G <10/2> Q $.75off2')
*Crest Whitestrips- $10 (avg. price $34.99/'P&G <10/2> Q $7')
*Crest or Scope Mouthwash- $1 (avg. price $4.69/'P&G <10/2> Q $1.50off Scope')
*Covergirl Simply Ageless- $2 (avg. price $13.99/MQ covergirl $8off2)
*Gillette or Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant- $2 (avg. price $7.99/'P&G <10/2> Q $2off Gillette'/'~~')
*Prilosec OTC- $3 (avg. price $11.79/'P&G <10/2> Q $1')
*Pampers Diapers(44ct+)- $5 (avg. price $14.99/MQ $10off2<112ct+>)
*Iams Dog Food(15.5lb+)- $3 (avg. price $20.99)
*FREE Fusion Shave Cream WYB any Fusion Proglide Razor or Cartrigde- value= $4.24 (avg. price $9.89,$17.99/'P&G <10/2> Q $5off razor WYB cartrigde')
*FREE Tide Stain Release (10ct) WYB Tide Laundry Detergent(100oz+)- value= $3.99 (avg. price $15.79/'P&G <10/2> Q $1off2')
*FREE Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel WYB any Venus Razor or Cartrigde- value= $2.89 (avg. price $8.89/'~~')
*FREE Bounty Napkin(200ct) WYB Bounty Paper Towels(6 rolls+)- value= $3.49 (avg. price $10.99/'2--P&G <10/2> Q $.25')
*FREE Charmin Freshmates Tub WYB Charmin toliet paper(6 rolls+)- value= $2.49 (avg. price $4.99/'2--P&G <10/2> Q $.25')
*FREE Olay Soap or Lotion WYB 2 other Olay Soap or Lotion(equal or lesser value)- value= $5.99 (avg. price $5.99/sale $5.49)
*FREE Febreze Set and Refresh or Air Effects WYB Gain Laundry Detergent(100oz+)- value= $3.29 (avg. price $11.29/'P&G <10/2> Q $1off Febreze Air Effects')
*FREE Pantene Styling Item WYB any Pantene Shampoo AND Conditioner- value= $4 (avg. price $3.99/sale 2for$7/'MQ $3off2'

~~ = This deal was too long to put with the rest of the deals so I'm putting it down here... MQ for $3 WYB One Venus Razor and One Secret Deodorant. Combine this with $2 off clinical strength deodorant and Free Satin Care Gel, a value of $19.77 for Only $11.88. Pretty good deal, I think.

All Items that had coupons highlighted with 'apostrophes' and in Italics are Qs I currently have.

All above Qs are ones I have available to the first person who asks for them via comments. Remember these are Publix Qs!


If you already ordered your own Stocking Spree Booklet here are a few other coupons and deals included.

*Kraft Chunks or Shreds(7-8oz)- $1 (avg. price $3.99/sale 2for$5/Printable MQ $1 off any cheese)
*Kraft Homestyle Mac&Cheese- $1 (avg. price $2.59/sale 2for$4)
*Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip(30oz)- $1 (avg. price $5.19/sale BOGO/MQ peelie $.35)
*Oreo or Chip Ahoy(9.6-16.6oz)- $1 (avg. price $3.19/sale 2for$5/MQ for $1off2)
*Crest Toothpaste- $1 (avg. price $2.47/sale 10 for $10/P&G <10/2> Q $1)
*Sun Chips(10.5oz)- $.75 (avg. price $3.99/sale 2for$6/MQ <10/2> $1off2)
*Wheat Thins or Triscuit(family size)- $1.50 (avg. price $4.49/sale $3.99/MQ for $1off2)
*Kool-Aid- $1.50 (avg. price $.20-$3.79/no size requirement, so YMMV MM)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Freebies Rock!!

Get it Free for Women! <--- This site is awesome
and list a lot of the current
 available Freebies!

 There are some
things for guys too!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Newspaper Inserts!!

Just a heads up to SunSentinel paper buyers! If you buy the Sunday paper for the coupons, start going on Saturday. Starting Oct. 15th the coupon insert package will be in the Saturday papers!! Yay for cheaper papers!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Here's the October Insert Alert!

2 — SS, RP, & P&G(possiblity of 2 extra inserts as well!)
9 — SS & RP
16 — SS & RP
23 — SS & RP
30 — SS & RP

Happy couponing!