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Have any of you added some of the Sominex to your deals, yet?

I was rather surprised when I reviewed my receipt to find that instead of ringing up at $3.19ea., they came out at 2/$3.19.

The original potential overage posted of $2.62 has increased to a whooping $5.81 for each two!

(2) Sominex, 2/$3.19
-use (1) $5/2 Os-Cal, Citrucel, Ecotrin, Feosol, Geritol, Tagamet, Debrox, Vivarin, Gaviscon, Phazyme, Sominex, Gly-Oxide or Contac, Publix Green Advantage Q
-use (2) $2/1 Sominex (PRINT) or 10/10 RP
makes them FREE plus $5.81 overage, if allowed

Let me know if you find the same deal at your store…that’s already enough, along with the Rite-Aid coupon, or any other $X/$XX coupon to reap some nice deals, i.e., tissue, paper towel, sugar, milk, meats, product, diapers!

…in the end, whether you have only the Publix coupon, or only the MFQs, either or, they are still moneymakers!


So I walked out of the house on yesterday with NO money in my pockets…I couldn’t even find a penny in my purse! In the hurry of our morning routines, I failed to grab, my usual, stash of change off of the dresser in the event a “scenario” is rest upon my rapidly, moving thoughts.

Ok, anyways…here’s what happened.

As I was sitting in my son’s school parking lot I began digging through my wallet and came across three (3) giftcards. One for Wal-Mart in the amount of $5 (used a part of that for lunch…stomach was happy), another had $1.03 and the finally one housed $2.80. In my beginning stages of learning this lovely art of couponing, I would have simply placed those cards back in my purse and cry defeat. But GOD!

My mind started focusing on the coupons I had within my purse and the cases in my trunk. I wanted to grab a few things for the school and our home, as I was completely out of my Lawry’s Seasoning Salt…a HUGE no, no!

Here are the reapings:

::Food Lion

(4) Ronzoni Garden Delight Spaghetti, $1ea.
-used (4) $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight (Smartsource Dispenser)
made them FREE

(4) Ronzoni Garden Delight Rotini, $1ea.
-used (4) $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight (Smartsource Dispenser)
made them FREE

(4) Ronzoni Garden Delight Fettuccine, $1ea.
-used (4) $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight (Smartsource Dispenser)
made them FREE

Total Balance Due (1% tax): $0.12
Used Gift Card #1 w/ $1.03 balance
Balance Remaining: $0.91

::Publix (Store #1)

(2) Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, 16oz., sale, $2.49
-used (2) $1/1 Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, 16oz., Publix Yellow Advantage (Sept/Oct.)
made them $1.49ea.

(7) Wish-bone Salad Dressing, BOGO, $2.73
-used (6) $0.50/1 Wish-bone Salad Dressing or Spritzer, Oct. Maxi-Saver
made them $0.37ea.
***didn’t use a q on the 7th bottle to keep the transaction from being negative. Could have added another item, used a q and paid less OOP but had oldest with me and didn’t want to get him frustrated with going back and forth

(2) Lactaid Milk, Quart, $2.19
-used (2) $2/1 Lactaid Milk, Smartsource Dispenser
made them $0.19

(4) Pam Organic Non-stick Cooking Spray, sale, $2.99
-used (4) $1.50/1 Pam Non-stick Cooking Spray, Food Lion $15 Savings Booklet
-used (4) $1/1 Pam Non-stick Cooking Spray, Publix
made them $0.49ea.

(4) Hebrew National Beef Franks, BOGO, $4.99
-used (4) $1.50/1 Hebrew National Beef Franks, Food Lion Simple Receipes for Less Booklet
-used (2) $1/2 Hebrew National Franks, Publix
made them $0.99 for (2)

(4) Sundown Vitamin D, $2.99
-used (4) $1/1 Sundown Vitamins
-used (2) $6/2 Sundown Vitamins, Publix Green Advantage
made them FREE plus $2 overage for each (2)

-used (1) $5/$25 Rite-Aid Purchase
Order Total: -$0.18
Sales Tax: $0.49
Food Tax: $0.38
Total Balance Due: $0.69
Used Giftcard #1 w/ $0.91 balance
Balance Remaining: $0.22

Your Savings at Publix: $77.64

::Publix (Store #2)

Trans. 1 & 2 Combined:

(4) Capri Sun, $1.79ea.
-used (2) $1/2 Capri Sun, Walgreens Monthly Booklet
made them 1.29ea.

(4) Franks Red Hot Sauce, $1.09ea.
-used (4) $0.50/1 Franks Redhot Sauce
made them $0.09ea.

(2) Lactaid Milk, Quart, $2.19ea.
-used (2) $2/1 Lactaid Milk, Smartsource Dispenser
made them $0.19ea.

(1) Lawry’s Seaoning Salt, 16oz., sale, $2.49
-used (1) $1/1 Lawry’s Seasoning Sale, Publix Sept./Oct Yellow Advantage
made it $1.49

(1) Lay’s Stack Chips, $1.69
-no coupons (helps keeps oldest calm)

(2) Sundown Vitamins, Potassium, $3.89
-used (2) $1/1 Sundown Vitamins
-used (1) $6/1 Sundown Vitamins, Publix Green Advantage
made them FREE plus $0.22 overage on (2)

(2) Sundown Vitamins, b-12, 250mg, $3.99
-used (2) $1/1 Sundown Vitamins
-used (1) $6/1 Sundown Vitamins, Publix Green Advantage
made them FREE plus $0.02 overage on (2)

(4) Hebrew National Beef Franks, BOGO, $4.99
-used (4) $1.50/1 Hebrew National Beef Franks, Food Lion Simple Receipes for Less Booklet
-used (2) $1/2 Hebrew National Franks, Publix
made them $0.99 for (2)

(1) Febreze Noticeables Warmer, $2.50
-used (1) $3/1 Febreze Noticeables Starter Kit or Warmer, 9/26 P&G
made it FREE plus $0.50 overage

-used (2) $5/$25 Rite Aid Purchase (one for each transaction)

Combined Order Total: $0.32
Combined Sales Tax: $0.51
Combined Food Tax: $0.27
Combined Balance Due: $1.10
Used Giftcard #2 w/ $2.80 Balance
Balance Remaining: $1.70

Combined Savings at Publix: $62.23

In the end everything was FREE as I paid nothing OOP….AND there is still funds left on BOTH giftcards!

Thanks, as always, to Michelle at I Heart Publix, for seeding into our lives through the usage of the matchups. Please visit her for the remaining of the sale’s ad.

For those of you that are military families, you’ll be happy to see that we’ve also included commissary coupons, when available. Unfortunately, our local Publix stores are beginning to view military coupons as manufacturer coupons because they scan as such. Still great to see what’s available. And now you can stack a military coupon with a competitor coupon, so all is not lost.

Just getting started? Check out the Getting Started Guide

Our sales week are from Wednesday-Tuesday

Here are the Rules:

* You DO NOT have to buy two items to receive the B1G1 price
* Publix (Oakbrook/Dorchester Rd) is no longer stacking their store coupon along with a manufacturer, and a competitor coupon. You will only be allowed to use a maximum of TWO coupons on ONE item, as long one is a manufacturer.

*Per Store Manager (Oakbrook) the penny item is ONE per customer NOT one per transaction. Therefore, if you are doing more than one transaction in a single trip, on Sundays & Mondays, please only grab the penny item once.

(Coupons listed in GREEN are referring to coupons in which military families have access to and CAN use.)

For a few extra savings, here are some current $X/$XX coupons:
$5/$25 Rite Aid (exp. 10/31)

If there are things that you would like to stock up get to ordering your coupons now.

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We’ve been blessed to make it to another new sales week. With that comes another deal. For those of you who are new, please jump right on in and work out the following transaction with us. If there are items in which your family do not want/need, feel free to tailor to scenario based upon your specific needs. If you need assistance in doing so please leave a comment with your questions.

For those who haven’t noticed, from viewing the full sales ad, there is a great FREEBIE with overage this week…Febreze 2-in-1 Noticeables Scented Oil Warmers!

New Week, New Deal Scenario

(2) Febreze 2-in-1 Noticeables Scented Oil Warmer, 1ct. pkg., 2/$5
-use (2) $3/1 Febreze Starter Kit or Warmer, 9/26 P&G
makes them FREE plus $1 overage on (2)

(4) Wish-bone Salad Dressings, BOGO, $2.65
-use (4) $0.50/1 Wish-bone Salad Dressing (PRINT) & (PRINT) or
use (4) $0.50/1 Wish-bone Salad Dressing, Oct., Maxi-Saver (Military)

(2) Nestle Butterfinger Fun Size Bar or Crunch or Baby Ruth, or Assorted Baby Ruth, Butterfinger and Crunch, 21 to 24-oz bag, BOGO $5.99
-use (2) $2/1 Nestlé, Butterfinger, Crunch, and Wonka Bags (PRINT) (exp 11/2/2010)

(4) General Mills Cheerios Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 10.4 to 14 oz box, or Frosted Cheerios. 17.2 oz box BOGO $3.99-use (4) $0.75/1 General Mills Cheerios (PRINT) & (PRINT)
-use (2) $1/2 General Mills Cereals (Rite-Aid Video Value)

(2) Hebrew National Kosher All Beef Franks, Original, Reduced Fat, 97% Fat Free, Jumbo, or Knockwurst, 11 or 12 oz pkg, BOGO $4.99
-use (1) $1/2 Hebrew National Beef Franks, PUBLIX coupon Home Tailgate Playbook (exp 10/14/2010)
-use (2) $1.50/1 Hebrew National Beef Franks Food Lion Recipes for Less Booklet (exp 10/15/2010)

-use (1) $5/$25 Rite-Aid Purchase (HERE) or (HERE)

Subtotal: $29.26
Total Coupons: $28 (includes Rite-Aid Coupon)
Total OOP (pre-tax): $1.26

(*If your store does not accept pharmacy store coupons as competitor qs, your total will be $7 higher. Seek out additional ovearge items, such as the Febreze products above, and other $X/$XX from local grocery stores in your area.)

Go work it out and send in those pics! Share your reapings for the week with us and/or leave some comments below with questions or “seeds” for another.

I’ve finally been able to get a compilation of local businesses offering military discounts. I know that there are a few more, like Goodwill, Walgreens, and the Hickory Hawg, which I will add shortly.

I’ve placed them HERE

To access the list in the future, simply click on the Local Military tab at the top of the site.

-huge thanks and appreciation to my Hubby for passing this on to me and the awesome individuals who spent their time and efforts putting this together!

::Rite-Aid Coupon Policy::

***Limited to one (1) like Video Value coupon per transaction

For the past couple of weeks the deals have been really great and I believe this week follows suit. I received a request for a potential diaper deal scenario at Rite-Aid, so I went on the hunt to compile a scenario with little effort on your parts. To all of my diapering Mommas out there, let’s get started on, or add to, our diaper deals for this week.

I love roaming the blogosphere and forums to see if anyone else has reaped goodies worth passing along. For this week’s scenario, I was inspired by fellow WUCkie member, PacificTrioMom. To view more scenario ideas, stroll on over to the Rite Aid Deals on WeUseCoupons.

I shifted the deals a little, but not much, to fit the needs of my family, as well as to fall in line with the coupons I have available.

For this first transaction, you won’t need to use any previous UP+ rewards, however, if you have some, it will definitely reduce your OOP.

Here are our reapings:

(1) Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers, $7.99
-used (1) $3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural (PRINT)
-used (1) $2/1 Huggies, Pullups, or Goodnites (Rite-Aid Video Value)
made them $2.99ea.

(2) Edge Shave Gel, 2.79ea
-used (1) B1G1 FREE Edge Shave Gel (PRINT) ***excludes 2.75oz. cans
-used (1) $1.50/2 Edge (Rite-Aid Video Value)
made them $1.29ea. (there were some priced at $2.49ea., which you could use instead. Unfortunately, they were out-of-stock at my store)

(2) Crest Outlast Scope Toothpaste, 2.69
-used (1) $1/1 Crest Toothpaste, 4.0oz.+, 9/26 P&G
-used (1) $1/1 Crest Toothpaste, 4.0oz.+, P&G Booklet
made them $1.69ea.

(2) Oral B Vivid 3D Toothbrush, 2.69
-used (1) $1/1 Oral B Toothbrush, P&G Booklet
-used (1) B1G1 FREE Oral B Toothbrush

made them $1.69 for (2)

***Sharease your scenario will include (4) Crest Toothpaste using the $1/1 Crest Toothpaste, 9/26 P&G, as opposed to (2) Crest Toothpaste & (2) Oral B Toothbrushes

***Everyone will not have the coupons for the toothbrushes so add two (2) more Crest Outlash Toothpaste to the scenario, if you have the coupons. You can also add a $1/1 Crest Toothpaste coupon from the Rite-Aid Clip+ Flu Booklet if you have it to further reduce your OOP.

(3) TreSemme Hair Spray, $0.99ea
-used $5/3 TreSemme Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler (Rite-Aid Video Value)
made them FREE *scanned for full value….YMMV. Please do NOT give cashiers a hard time if your coupon is adjusted, as it is their policy.

-used (1) $5/$25 Rite-Aid Purchase (PRINT)

Subtotal: $1.50
Tax: $1.50
Total OOP: $3
Received: (4) $2.69 UP+ Rewards ($7.76 MM)

….now, if you watched the Huggies Video last month, you could then do a second transaction along the lines of:

(2) Huggies Pure & Natural, $7.99
-use (2) $3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural (PRINT) & (PRINT) & 9/26 SS
-use (1) $2/1 Huggies, Rite-Aid Video Value (Oct.)
-use (1) $1/1 Huggies, Rite-Aid Video Value (Sept.)
makes them $6.98 for (2)

(2) Cottonelle Tissue, $6.99
-use (2) $0.50/1 Cottonelle Tissue (PRINT)
makes them $12.98 for (2)

-use (1) $5/$25 Rite-Aid Purchase (PRINT)
-use (4) $2.69 UP+ Rewards from previous transaction above (valued at $10.79)

Total OOP: $4.17 plus tax (Now here is where you could also use any other UP+ Rewards from previous weeks to reduce your OOP.)
Receive: (2) $2 UP+ (Cottonelle)
Makes it $0.17 after coupons & UP+ rewards received

Hope this helps!

Cesar Softies Dog Treats, 6.7oz., 75 treats
-use $2/1 Cesar Softies Dog Treats, 10/3RP
makes them FREE plus overage

Additionally, you can also head on over to their website to print a $1/1 Cesar Softies Treats coupon.

Fellow military shoppers, if you haven’t done so already, head on over HERE to print your two (2) $1/1 Reach product coupons. Use these at the Commissary on the Reach Dental Floss to reap two (2) for FREE plus overage!

(2) Reach Dental Floss
-use (2) $1/1 Reach Products (PRINT)
makes them FREE plus overage

Kay n Hubby FL
Hello and welcome! I am a military spouse & mom of four boys and two girls, ages 1 to 10, oldest diagnosed with autism. We're located in the Charleston, SC area. My family and my faith are very important to me. Since I've started using coupons I have been able to save more money and become a better steward of my household. I hope to seed into the general public, and our military families, how to spend less and get more.

Get ready to take your grocery & household spending to a whole new level! Couponing is not only a means to seed but an avenue to harvest...both opportunities are endless & a joy to delight in.

I welcome feedback and comments! Thank you again!


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Couponing Terminology

$1/1, $1/2, etc. One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.
b1g1/bogo(f)- buy one get one (free)
CC- Coupon Connexion (Military Coupon Booklet)
Deal- Grocery plan worked out to spend the less money out of pocket (OOP)
FLIP- Food Lion Internet Printable
OOP- Out of Pocket
P&G- proctor & gamble
Q- Coupon
RP- Redplum
SS- Smartsource
wyb- when you buy


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