Archive for July, 2010

Why We Love Coupons on 7/30/10, SAVED 71%

Below is our reason why we love using coupon this week.
Please share your successes!

Publix: Total Spent $34.94,  Saved $85.15,  71% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
$5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from 7/28 Orlando Sentinel
10 – 20¢ Hunt’s Ketchup Coupons from SS 6/20
1 – $5.00/$10.00 SAVINGS from Summer Pool Party
2 – $1.00/2 Pop-Tarts Coupons from RP 6/13
1 – $1.00/2 Simply Potatoes Coupon from Smart Saving Book
1 – $2.00/1 Milk WYB 2 Keebler cookies, 8.5oz or + Coupon from Fuel for School
2 – $1.00/1 Ben & Jerry’s Coupons from Whole Foods Whole Deals May/June/July
2 – $1.00/1 Cascadian Coupons from Whole Foods Whole Deals May/June/July
2 – $1.00/1 Cascadian Coupons from
PRINT
2 – $1.00/1 Power of Fruit Coupons from
PRINT
2 – B1G1 Sprout Organic Baby Food Coupons from Smart Saving Book
1 – B1G1 Jimmy Dean Coupon from RP 6/13
2 – $1.00/1 Sabra Coupons from SS 6/27
2 – $2.50/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampon Coupons from SS 6/27

Please share how your shopping trip went this week.
Even if you are just starting out, that is OK,
we and your fellow readers are here to help.

If you have never filled out a Mister Linky before, simply state how much you SAVED this week (We use “FrugalFloridian SAVED __%” for the name, and then if you have a blog, feel feel to post a link DIRECTLY to your blog’s post for this week’s savings.

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End of the Month Coupon Printing Time.

Hello everyone. One ritual that Kathy and I have is the monthly review of coupons that we might use soon, but have yet to print from either Coupons.com, Redplum.com or SmartSource.com

Yes, sometimes you have to juggle the thought of ink/paper vs savings at the register, but I would rather print a coupon (and pass it along to a neighbor, friend, or family member a week or two before it expires) than to know there was a coupon and I didn’t print it. Don’t forget that you can almost always print 2 coupons PER computer simply by clicking on your web browser’s back button.

If you want to look over the sites above, just click on either their links above, or on their icons:


July 30th Groupon Deals for Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville


Orlando: $79.00 for a 15-Minute Helicopter Ride, DVD of Your Flight, and Two Tickets to Kissimmee Air Museum from Warbird Adventures ($177 Value)

Tampa: $5.00 for $10.00 Worth of Greek Cuisine at Louis Pappas Market Cafe. Choose from Five Locations.

Miami: Laser Hair-Removal Treatments at Electrolysis and Hair Laser Removal by Michelle in Aventura. Choose from Two Pricing Options.

Jacksonville: $10.00 for $25.00 Worth of Zesty Lebanese Dishes and Beverages at Mandaloun Mediterranean Cuisine

Even if you don’t live in these areas, you can still purchase them and send them as gifts to people that can take advantage of them. Just make sure that they use the Groupon before the expiration date (usually 6 months from the date that it was purchased).

Publix Deals for July 29 – August 4, With Coupon Match Ups


Here are the Publix Deals of the Week for July 29 – August 4. Please note that these deals are from their Central Florida store insert, so your store might have different pricing or deals.

Don’t forget to clip the $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon in the 7/28 Orlando Sentinel.

This Week’s Publix In Flier Coupon (Must Present Coupon at Check Out, Expires 8/4):
$2.00/1 Huggies Box Diapers, Little Swimmers, Goodnites, or Overnites, 10-156ct, limit 1
$1.50 from PRINT (Little Swimmers)
$1.50 from SS 7/11 (Overnites)

$5.00/1 Gerber Good Start Infant Formula Powder, 14-15.7oz, limit 1
$2.00/1 Little Remedies, .5-4oz or 12ct
Buy 1 Pampers Cruiser Diapers, 72-116ct Get 1 Pampers Wipes Refill, 192-231ct FREE

This Week’s Publix B2G1 Deals Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Coca-Cola Products, 12oz, 12pk, $4.99
Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink, 11oz, 12pk, no price listed

This Week’s Publix B1G1 Deals With Coupon Match-Ups:
General Mills Cheerios Cereal, $5.15:
Honey Nut, MultiGrain or Regular, 16.2-18oz
Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp, or Reese’s Pieces, 15.6-18oz
Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 24.9oz
75¢ from PRINT
$1.00 from PRINT
$1.00/2 from SS 7/11

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, 13.5-15.2oz, $2.45
$1.00/2 from PRINT
$1.00/2 from BLINKY
$1.00/2 from RP 6/13
$1.00/2 from RP 7/11

Nature Valley Granola Bars, Trail Mix Bars, 14.8 or 17.8oz, $5.49
50¢/1 from PRINT
75¢/2 from PRINT
75¢/2 from SS 7/11

General Mills Fiber One Bars, 14.1oz, $5.49
$1.00/2 from PRINT
$1.50/2 from SS 6/20
40¢ from
PRINT

Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, 24oz, $1.75
20¢ from SS 6/20
Part of REBATE in Summer Pool Party

Cheez-It, Keebler, Famous Amos, or 100 Calorie Right Bites, Single Serv Packs, $5.99
$2.00/2 from Fuel for School Combo Coupon (School Supplies)

Sprout Organic Baby Food, 3.5oz, 99¢
B1G1 from Smart Saving Book

Yoplait Go-Gurt Portable Yogurt, 2.25-2.5oz, 8pk, $2.99
$1.00/1 from PRINT
75¢/2 from SS 6/13
75¢/2 from SS 7/25

Ben & Jerry’s or Starbucks Ice Cream, 1pt, $3.91
75¢ from PRINT (need to register) Starbucks
75¢ from
PRINT (need to register) Stabucks
$1.00 from Whole Foods Whole Deals May/June/July Ben & Jerry’s
$1.00 from TEARPAD

Power of Fruit All Fruit Bars, 10.5oz, $3.39
$1.00 from PRINT

Totino’s Pizza Rolls, 40ct, no price listed
$1.00/2 from PRINT
50¢/2 from PRINT
55¢/2 from BLINKY

Old Orchard 100% Juice, 12oz, $1.50
$1.00/4 from PRINT

Ultra Palmolive Dish Liquid, 20oz, $3.39
25¢/1 from PRINT

Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, Playtex Sport, 18ct, $5.25
$1.00 from PRINT
$2.50 from SS 6/27
$1.00 from All You Magazine, August 2010

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, or Dessert Bar Mix, 19.5-22.5oz, $2.63
75¢/2 from PRINT
75¢/2 from PRINT
75¢/2 from PRINT
75¢/2 from SS 6/27

Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, 22oz, $5.07
$1.00 from FACEBOOK
55¢ from Kraft Food & Family
$1.50/2 from SS 6/20
$1.00 from SS 6/13

V8 Splash or Diet V8 Splash, 64oz, $3.45
$1.00 from PRINT
$1.00/2 from SS 6/6

Cascadian Farm Granola Cereal, 13.25-17oz, $3.99
$1.00 from PRINT
$1.00 from Whole Foods Whole Deals May/June/July

Cascadian Farm Granola Bars, 6.2-7.4oz, $3.99
$1.00 from PRINT
$1.00 from Whole Foods Whole Deals May/June/July

Gardein Garden Protein Meat-Free Entrée, 9-10oz, $3.99
$1.00 from PRINT

Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes, Original, Country, Garlic, Sweet, Sour Cream & Chive, 24oz, $2.67
$1.00 from Smart Saving Book

Ragú Homemade Style Pizza Sauce, 14oz, $1.49
$1.00/2 from Smart Start Booklet

This Week’s Publix B1G1 Deals Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Mangos, $1.00
Toufayan Pita Bread, 12oz, $1.29
Bertolli Pasta Sauce, 15-4oz, $2.87 excludes Organic
Quaker Oatmeal To Go Bars, Lite Bars, or Baked Crisp Bars, 7.4-12.6oz, $3.29
Knorr Sides, 3.8-6.4oz, $1.65 exludes veggies
Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Sugar Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Oatmeal, or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, 17.5oz, $2.19
Nissin Chow Mein Boodles or Chow Noodles, 3.51-4oz, 89¢
Old El Paso Dinner Kit, 8.4-19.2oz, $3.03
Kraft BBQ Sauce, Original or Honey, 28oz, $2.79
Mt. Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles, 16oz, $2.19
Entenmann’s Little Bites, 6.6-8.8oz, $3.99
Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 12.25-16oz, $3.79
Nabisco Fudge Covered Ritz, 7.5oz, $3.79
Thomas English Muffins, 11-13oz, $3.29
Mars Chocolate Bars, 25ct, $14.99
Pillsbury Savorings or Bread Bowl Bites, 7.5-8.5z, no price listed
Red Baron Biscuit Style Scrambles, Bacon, Sausage or Western, 2ct, $3.59
Kraft Velveeta Shells and Cheese Dinner, Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese, or Rotini & Cheese, 9.4-14oz, $2.57

This Week’s Featured Publix Items With Coupon Match-Ups:
Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage Roll, Light, Mild, Hot, Sage, Maple, or Italian, 12 or 16oz, $2.50
$1.00 from FACEBOOK
B1G1 from RP 6/13

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats, 7-9oz, $3.00
$1.00 from PRINT

Sabra Hummus, Wide Variety, 10oz, $2.50
$1.00 from SS 6/27

Carnation Instant Breakfast Drink Powder, 5.64-12.6oz, $3.99
$1.00 from All You Magazine, August 2010
$1.00/2 from BLINKY

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, 15.5-18oz, $2.99 excludes Low Fat Granola
$2.00 Part of Combo from Fuel for School (Water)
$1.00/2 from RP 7/25

Yoplait Yogurt, 4 or 6oz, 50¢
50¢/6 from PRINT
50¢/6 from PRINT
30¢ from PRINT
50¢/4 from PRINT

Jell-O Snacks, 2.3-4oz, 6pk, $2.00
55¢/2 from Kraft Food & Family

Tony’s Party Time Crispy Crust Pizza, 9.73-10.42oz, $1.00
$1.00/2 from PRINT

Lean Cuisine Entrées, 6-12.5oz, $2.50
$1.00/2 from FACEBOOK
$1.00/2 from PRINT
$1.00/2 from PARADE Magazine, June 20th
$1.00/2 from All You Magazine, June 2010
$1.00/2 from All You Magazine, August 2010

Johnson’s Baby Products, 15oz, $1.00 OFF
$1.00 from RP 6/6

Green Works Household Cleaning Products, 22-45oz or Wipes 30ct, 25% OFF no price listed
$3.00 from PRINT
$1.00 from PRINT (need to register)

Tide Detergent, 100oz, $10.99
$1.00 from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 8/1
35¢ from PG 6/6

Clorox Liquid Bleach, 82-96oz, $1.67
25¢ from RP 6/6

Febreze Air Effects Air Refresher, 9.7oz, $2.50
FREE from PG 7/4 Part of Combo Coupon

Cascade Dishwasher Detergent, Gel or Powder 75oz, OR ActionPacs 16-20ct, $3.99
25¢ from PG 6/6
50¢ from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 6/6

Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Ultra Strong or Soft 6 or 12ct, OR Giant Rolls, 12ct, $6.49
$1.00 from RP 5/16
25¢ from PG 6/6
75¢ from RP 6/13
25¢ from PG 7/4
25¢ from PG 8/1

Bounty Paper Towels, Select-a-Size White, Prints, Big Rolls, 6ct, $6.99
$1.00 from RP 5/16
75¢ from RP 6/13

Solo Heavy Duty Paper Plates, 6-7/8, 8-1/2, or 10″ 22-48ct, $2.00
$1.00 from SS 6/20

Solo Cold Drink Cups, 18oz, 24ct, $2.00
$1.00 from SS 6/20

Glad Kitchen or Large Bags, 25-80ct, $5.49
50¢ from RP 6/6

Beech-Nut Stage 3 Baby Food, 6oz, 70¢
$2.00/16 from SS 6/27

Prevacid Acid Reducer, 15mg, 42ct, $23.99
$2.00 from PRINT
$4.00 from PRINT
$2.00 from PRINT
$2.00 from FLIER
$4.00 from SS 7/11

This Week’s Featured Publix Items Without Coupon Match-Ups:
CapriSun Juice Drink Blends, Lemonade or Roarin’ Waters, 6oz, 10pk, $1.67
Sweet Corn, Yellow, White, or Bi-Color, 34¢
Bone-N Ribeye Steaks, $6.99/lb
Small Lobster Tails, 3oz Minimum per Tai, $4.99
Round Italian Pizza Dough, 16oz, $1.79
Publix Shredded Cheese, 8oz, $2.00
Hormel Pepperoni, Original or Turkey, Sliced or Minis 4 to 8oz, $2.50
Incredible Fresh Diced Onions or Peppers, 8oz, $2.00
Baby Portobello Mushrooms, 8oz, $1.69
Pork Tenderloin, $4.99/lb
Shoulder Roast, $3.49/lb
Beef Cubed Steaks, $3.49/lb
Bottom Round Roast, $2.49/lb
Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs, $2.29/lb
Hormel Black Label Bacon, Original, Maple Flavor, Center Cut, or Thick-Sliced, $3.50
Ground Beef, 93% Lean, $3.69/lb
Perdue Whole Chicken, $1.19/lb
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage or Polska Kielbasa, or Cheddarwurst, 14-16oz, $2.50
Oscar Mayer Beef Franks, Regular, Light, Bun Length, XXL Deli Style or Premium, 16oz, $2.50
Sockeye Samon Fillets, $9.99/lb
Haddock Loins, 10oz, $5.99
Florida Pink Shrimp, 31-40ct, $8.99/lb
Phillips Crab Cakes, 6oz, $5.99
Organic Valley Organic Milk, Half Gal, $3.50
Cherries, $2.49/lb
Baking Potatoes, $2.99/lb
Cantaloupe, $2.00
Florida’s Natural Orange Juice, 64oz, $3.00
Red or Green Seedless Grapes, $1.49/lb
Vine Ripened Tomatoes, $1.49/lb
Purple, Red or Black Plums, Grown in California, $1.29/lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower, $2.00
White Mushrooms, Whole or Sliced, 8oz $1.50
Cucumbers, 50¢
Cilantro, 65¢
Strawberries or Blueberries, $2.50
Nectarines or Peaches, Grown in California, $1.99/lb
Publix Cottage Cheese, 16oz, $1.50
DiGiorno Cheese, 5 or 6oz, $3.49
Progresso Soup, 18-19oz, $1.25
Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, 10.75o, 4pk, $3.00
Bumble Bee Premium Tuna, In Water, 5oz, 4pk, $3.99
Coca Cola Products, 2Ltr, $1.67
Frito-Lay Variety Pack or Sack, 20-24ct, $6.49
Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks or SunChips Snacks, 8.75-11.5oz, $3.00
Arnold Soft Family Bread, Whole Grain White, 100% Whole Wheat, or Honey Wheat, 20oz, $1.50
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, 16.3-17.3oz, $1.25
Similac Infant Formula, 32oz, $5.50
Gerber 2nd Stage Foods, 3.5oz, 2pk, 90¢
PediaSure Complete Balanced Nutrition, 8oz, 6pk, $9.89
Blue Bell Ice Cream, Half Gal, $3.99
Marie Callender’s Dinners or Pot Pie, 8.5-21oz, $2.50
Gerber Graduates Lil’ Entrées or Healthy Meals, 5.3-6.6oz, $1.67
Dreft Laundry Detergent for Babies 0-18 Months, $8.99
Ultra 2x Laundry Detergent, Liquid 50oz, or Powder 67os, $8.99
Sterilite Large Storage Container, 50% OFF, no price listed
Brita Pitcher Replacement Filters, 3ct, $13.99
Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food, 3oz, 50¢
Pedigree Adult Dog Food, 13.2oz, 12pk, $7.99
Ultra Downy Fabric Softener, 62-77oz bottle, $6.99
Kleenex Family Size Tissues, 260ct, $1.99
Suave Naturals Shampoo or Conditioner, 22.5oz, $1.25
Ace Shower Gel or Haircare, 12oz, $3.34
Alcon Opti-Free Replenish Solution, 10oz, $6.99
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 6-7.5oz, $1.00
Colgate Toothpaste, 8.2oz, $2.00
Slim-Fast! 3-2-1 Plan Snack Bars, 6ct, $2.50
Advil Pain Medicine, 80 or 100ct, $7.99 excludes Advil PM
Life Source One Step Blood Pressure Monitor, Automatic, $44.95
Life Source One Step Blood Pressure Monitor, Advanced, Medium Cuff $34.95
Seventh Generation Diapers, 26-35ct, $8.99
Gerber Juices, 4oz, 4ct, $2.39 excludes Organics

Have A Pleasure Shopping at to your neighborhood Publix this week.

Smart Start For Back to School Coupon Booklet at Publix


I found this coupon booklet on 7/30/10 at a SW Orlando Publix.

All of the coupons are store coupons and will expire on 8/22/10.

The coupons are:
55¢/1 Skippy Peanut Butter
55¢/2 Knorr Rice or Pasta Products

75¢/1 Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, 30oz or larger

$1.00/1 Bertolli Frozen Meal
$1.00/2 Ragú Pasta Sauces

$1.50/1 P.F. Chang’s Home Meal

There is also an entry form about a sweepstakes with the Grand Prize being a $1,000.00 Publix Gift Card.

Winn-Dixie Deals for July 28 – August 3, With Coupon Match Ups


Here are the Winn-Dixie Deals of the Week for July 28-August 3. Please note that these deals are from their Central Florida store insert, so your store might have different pricing or deals.

This Week’s Winn-Dixie B1G1 Deals With Coupon Match-Ups:
Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers, 10/5-14oz, $4.39
$2.00 from Fuel For School Booklet

Nabisco Cheese Nips, 11.75-12oz, $2.39
75¢ from Kraft Food & Family

Ocean Spray Cranberry or Ruby Red Cocktails, 4pk, $4.19
$2.00 from Fuel fro School Booklet

Filippo Berio Olive Oil, Pure, Extra Light or Extra Virgin, 17oz, $7.99
$1.00 from PRINT
$1.00 from BLINKY

Nabisco Ritz Crackers 12.25-16oz or Ritz Crackerfuls 6oz, $3.99
$1.00 from SS 6/6

Kool-Aid or Country Time Drink Mix 8qt, On-The-Go Mixes 10-12ct, $3.99
55¢ from Kraft Food & Family
$1.00 from TEARPAD

Hartz Dog Biscuits, 26oz, $5.29
$1.00 from All You Magazine, August 2010
$1.00 from SS 6/6

Sara Lee Family Size Pound Cake, 16oz, $4.99
75¢ from BLINKY

This Week’s Winn-Dixie B1G1 Deals Without Coupon Match-Ups:
California Grown Strawberries, 1lb, $3.99
Edy’s Ice Cream, 48oz, $5.99
Lay’s Potato Chips, 10-12oz, $4.39
Armour Meatballs, 16oz, pre-cooked, $4.99
Milford Valley Farms Chicken Nuggets, Strips, Buffalo Style Strips, 20oz, $4.99
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, $5.69/lb
Boneless Pork Loin Country Style Ribs, $5.69/lb
Shrimp, Cooked 16oz Medium 41-50ct, or 51-60 Easy Peel, $10.99
Cooked Shrimp Ring with Sauce, 10oz, $6.99
Whiting, Tilapia, or Flounder FIllets, 10-12oz, $6.99
Sea Best Breaded Scallops, Coconut Shrimp, or Jumbo Butterfly Breaded Shrimp, 9-13oz, $5.99
Dole Salads, Classic, Slaw, Blends, Kits, 5-14oz, $4.79
MIni Seedless Watermelon, 4-6lb average, $4.49
Mangos, $1.99
Dole Celery, 1lb, $1.99
Keebler Club Crackers 8/1-16oz or Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies, 14-18oz, $4.29
Thomas Bagels, 20-22oz, $3.99
M&M’s Candy, 19.2oz, $4.99
Klondike Ice Cream Novelties, Stickless Bars, Sandwiches, Slim-A-Bear, 6ct, $4.49
Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktails, 64oz, $4.19
Pompeian Extra Light or Classic Olive Oil, 16oz, $7.99
Mt. Olive Relish, Salad Cubes, Hamburger Chips, 16oz, $2.39
Write Bros Pens, 8 or 10ct, $6.49
Crayola Crayons, Markers, or Colored Pencils, wide selection, $6.49

This Week’s $1.00 (aka 10/$10.00) Deals With Coupon Match-Ups:
Margaret Holmes Seasoned Greens, 27oz, $1.00
35¢ from SS 5/23

Del Monte Vegetables, 14.5-15.25oz (can), $1.00
$1.00/4 from PRINT

Chef Boyardee Pasta, 7.5-15oz, $1.00 excludes Overstuffed, Jumbo, Big Beefaroni
$1.00/5 from ALL YOU Magazine, June 2010

Birds Eye Vegetables, Regular Polybag, Steamfresh, or Original, 10-16oz, $1.00
$1.00 from PRINT

Sobe or Sobe Lifewater, 20oz, $1.00
B1G1 from PRINT

This Week’s $1.00 (aka 10/$10.00) Deals Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Kraft Easy Mac or Velveeta Shells & Cheese, 1.9-2.4oz Microwave Cups, $1.00
3 Musketeers, Twix, Milky Way or Snickers, 8ct, $1.00
Hot Wheels Cars, $1.00
Notebook Filler Paper 150ct, 1 Subject Notebook 70ct, $1.00
Carnation Evaporated Milk, 12oz, $1.00
Hormel Beef Tamales 15oz, Turkey Chili No Beans 15oz, Chili No Beans 10oz, $1.00
McCormick Gravies, Sauces or Seasoning Packets, $1.00
Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, 26oz, $1.00
Martha White Muffin Mix, 7-7.6oz, $1.00
Bumble Bee Chunk White Albacore in water, 5oz, $1.00
Nissin Chow Mein or Chow Pasta, 3-4oz, $1.00
Hunt’s Manwich, 14.5-16oz, $1.00
Pepsi products, 2ltr, $1.00

This Week’s Featured Items With Coupon Match-Ups:
Charmin Ultra Soft Bath Tissue, 8 Mega Rolls, $4.99
$1.00 from RP 5/16
75¢ from RP 6/13

Bounty Basics, 8 Rolls, $4.99
75¢ from RP 6/13
$1.00 from RP 5/16
25¢ from PG 7/4

Johnsonville Beef Beer Bratwurst or Beddar with Cheddar 14oz, Original or Brown Sugar Breakfast links 12oz, $3.00
55¢ from Tastyville Booklet

Land O’ Frost Premium Meats, 16oz, $3.49
$1.00 from RP 4/25

Kashi Cereal, any, 10.4-18oz, $3.00
$1.00 from TEARPAD
$1.00/2 Day of Change Booklet

Kashi Bars, any, 6.7-8.4oz, $3.00
$1.50/2 from PRINT
$1.00 from TEARPAD
$1.00/2 Day of Change Booklet

California Pizza Kitchen 11.1-1.1oz OR DiGiorno Pizza 13-32oz, $5.00 excludes Stuffed Crust or Ultimate Toppings, no price listed
75¢ from Kraft Food & Family

Gorton’s Fish Fillets, 6.3oz, Grilled or Breaded 11-11.4oz, $3.00
60¢ from ALL YOU Feb 2010, exp 7/31

Smucker’s Jam,Jelly, Marmalade, or Preserves, 18oz, $2.50 excludes red raspberry
25¢ from RP 5/23

Pringles, 6.3oz, $1.25
$1.00/4 from RP 6/27

General Mills Cereal ($2.00 each):
Cheerios, 8.9oz
$1.00/2 from BLINKY
$1.00/2 from PRINT
$1.00/2 from PRINT
55¢ from PRINT
55¢ from PRINT

Kix, 8.7oz
75¢ from PRINT
75¢ from PRINT
$1.00/2 from SS 7/11

Golden Grahams, 12oz
$1.00/2 from SS 7/11

Total, 10.6oz
75¢ from SS 6/27
$1.00/2 from SS 7/11

Total Omega 3, 12.25oz
75¢ from PRINT

Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 12.8oz
$1.00/2 from PRINT
$1.00/2 from SS 7/11
60¢ from PRINT
55¢ from PRINT

This Week’s Featured Items Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Boneless Cubed Steak, $2.49/lb
Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, 89¢/lb
Boneless Pork Chop, $2.49/lb
Bonless Ribeye Steak, $7.99/lb
California Grown Seedless Red Grapes, 88¢/lb
California Grown Peaches, 99¢/lb
Sweet Corn, Yellow, White, or Bi-Color, 25¢
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, Loops or Links, 14-16oz, $3.00
Hickory Sweet Bacon, Think Sliced, Applewood, Maple, or Center Cut, 12oz, $3.00
Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Deli Select, 8-9oz, $3.50
Hillshire Farm Hearty Slices, 9oz, $3.50
Oscar Mayer Meat or Turkey Bologna or Wieners, 16oz, $2.00
Tyson Entrées, 17oz, $4.99
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, $2.59/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins, 40oz, $6.99
Tyson Beef or Chicken Strips, 6oz, $2.50
Mahi Mahi Fillets, $4.99/lb
Imitation Crabmeat (aka “K-crab”), 16oz, $3.00
Large Headless Shrimp, $6.99/lb
Blackberries 5.6-6oz, $2.50
Blueberries, 1pt, $2.50
Red Cherries, $2.99/lb
Seedless Watermelon, 14-16lb Average, $4.99
California Grown Red, Green or Black Grapes, $1.79/lb
California Grown Red Raspberry Jewel Pluots, $1.99/lb
Cucumbers, 50¢
Vine Ripened Tomatoes, $1.49/lb
Rusett Potatoes, 5lb, $2.50
Asparagus, $1.99/lb
Portobello Mushrooms, Sliced or Caps, 6oz, $2.50
SunnyD Citrus Drink, 1gal, $2.50
Simply Orange Orange Juice, 1.75Ltr, $3.00
Simply Orange, Apple, or Grapefruit Juice, 59oz, $3.00
Cole’s Garlic Bread, Toast, or Breadsticks, 10-21oz, $2.00
Jif Peanut Butter, 17.3-18oz, $2.00
Coca-Cola Products, any, 12oz, 12pk, $4.34
Arizona Tea, 11.5oz, 12pk, $3.34
Wise Super Assorted Pack, 18.5oz, 24pk, $4.99
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 10.5-16.25oz, $2.50
Quaker Chewy Bars, 8.4-10oz, $2.50
Quaker True Delights Oatmeal, 11.5oz, $2.50
Gatorade, 20oz, 8pk, $5.00
Powerade, 32oz, 79¢

Purchase $25.00 of the following items in one transaction with your WD Customer Reward Card from 7/28-8/3/10. Limit 1 $4.00 Savings per transaction.
Always Feminine Pads 12-24ct OR Liners 34-60ct, $2.79
$1.00 from PG 6/6
$1.00 from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 8/1

Tampax Tampons, 20ct, $2.79
$1.00 from PG 6/6
$2.00 from PG 6/6
$1.00 from PG 7/4
$2.00 from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 8/1
$2.00 from PG 8/1

Iams Dry Dog Food, 17.5lb, 20% OFF, No Price Listed
$1.00 from SS 6/6

Iams Dry Cat Food, 3.5-4lb, 20% OFF, No Price Listed
$1.00 from SS 6/6

Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product, 6-12oz, $2.50
50¢ from PG 7/4
B1G1 from PG 8/1

Aussie Hair Care Products, 6-14oz, $2.50
50¢ from PG 7/4
B1G1 from PG 8/1

Ivory or Safeguard, 4ct, $1.89
50¢ from PG 6/6
FREE from PG 6/6 (part of combo coupon)

Camay or Zest, 3ct, $1.89

Old Spice Deodorant, 3-3.25oz, $2.00
B1G1 from PG 7/4
$1.00/2 from PG 7/4

Secret, 2.6-2.7oz, $2.00
75¢ from PG 7/4
50¢ from PG 6/6

Bounty White Paper Towels, 8 Giant Rolls, $9.99
$1.00 from RP 5/16
75¢ from RP 6/13
$1.50 from RP 6/13
25¢ from PG 8/1

Cheer HE or Gain 2x Laundry Detergent, 63-80 Load Powder or 48-64 Load Liquid, $9.99
Bounce Dryer Sheets, 105-135ct, $4.99

Downy Fabric Softener, 41-51oz, $4.99
$1.00 from PG 8/1
$2.00 from PG 8/1

Pampers Diapers, Easy-Ups, Underjams Training Pants, Swaddlers (Jumbo), Cruisers or Baby Dry, 17-50ct, $9.29
$1.50 from RP 6/27
$1.50 from PG 8/1
$2.00 from RP 6/20
$2.00 from PG 7/4
$2.00 from RP 6/27

Dawn Liquid Dish Detergent, 19-28oz, $2.79
Dawn Direct Foam, 300ml, $2.79

Febreze Air Effects, 9.7oz, $2.50
FREE from PG 7/4 (combo coupon)

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser 2ct OR Mr. Clean Liquid Household Cleaner 32-40oz, $2.50

Save ‘Til Items (The prices on these items are good through October 6th):
Mott’s Applesauce, 6pk, $1.67
Keebler Caddie Pack, 11.5-16.8oz, $4.99
Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Popcorn, 10ct Mini, or 6ct, $3.50
Banquet Meals, 5.7-10oz, $1.00
Kid’s Kitchen or Dinty Moore Meals, 7.5oz, Microwave Cups, $1.00
Gerber 1st or 2nd Stage Baby Foods, 2ct, $1.00
Kid Cuisine Entrées, 7-10.6oz, $2.00

Jell-O Pudding or Gelatin, 1.5-6oz bx, $1.25
60¢ from SS 6/20
55¢/2 from Kraft Food & Family

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Frozen Desserts, 4.9-6.6oz, $2.00
Weight Watchers Novelties, 4-12ct, $4.99
Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream, 14oz, $3.34
Nestlé Push Ups 9ct, Eskimo Pies 6ct, Delicias 6ct, or Edy’s Fruit Bars or 3ct Bars, $3.34
Polly-O Mozzarella, Velveeta Slices or Kraft America Slices, 16oz, $3.29
Nabisco 100 Cal Packs, 3.7-4.7oz, $2.50
Nestlé Drumsticks, 4ct, $3.00

Seattle’s Best Coffee, 12oz, $5.99
$1.00 from TEARPAD

Juicy Juice 8pk, or Kool-Aid Jammers, 10pk, $2.00

Beech-Nut Stage 2 Baby Food, 4oz, 50¢
$2.00/16 from SS 6/27
$1.00 from SS 6/27

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Product, 6.6-12.6oz, $3.59
$1.00/2 from PG 6/6
$1.00 from SS 6/13
$1.50 from Home Mailer
$1.00/2 from Home Mailer
$1.00/2 from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 8/1
$1.00 from PG 7/4

Cascade Dishwasher Detergent 75oz or ActionPac 16-20ct, $4.50
25¢ from PG 6/6
50¢ from PG 7/4

Marie Callender’s Dinners, Pasta or Al Dente 10-11oz, Complete or Classic, 12-21oz, $3.00

Have A Great Shopping Trip to Winn-Dixie this week.

Albertsons Deals for July 28 – August 3 With Coupon Match Up


Here are the Albertsons Deals of the Week for July 28 – August 3. Please note that these deals are from their Central Florida store insert, so your store might have different pricing or deals.

$5.00/$50.00 3 Day Coupon in the 7/28/10 Orlando Sentinel. Valid 7/30-8/1/10

This Week’s Albertsons 3 Day (7/30-8/1) Sale Items:
B1G1 Beef Tenderloin in the Bag (for Filet Mignon), $15.99
Boneless Top Sirloin Steak, $2.99/lb
Fully Cooked Lobster, 12-14oz, $4.99, limit 6
Strawberries, 2lb, $3.99
Blueberries, 18oz, $3.99

This Week’s Albertsons 7 Day (7/28-8/3) Sale Items MUST HAVE IN-FLIER COUPON:
B1G2 London Broil or Ground London Broil, no price listed
B1G2 Pollock Fillets, no price listed
B1G2 Boneless Pork Tenderloin, no price listed, excludes marinated

In Flier Manufacturer Coupon Deals. Must Use Coupon at Checkout:
Lay’s Potato Chips, 10.5-11oz, $3.50
Buy 2 Lay’s Potatoe Chips 10.5oz or larger, Get $2.00 OFF Produce, exp 8/3/10

Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes, 19-32oz, $2.50
B2G1 Ore-Ida Frozen Products (19oz or larger), exp 8/3/10
$1.00 from TEARPAD, exp 7/31

Buy This Get This FREE Deals for 7/28-8/3:
Buy 1 Ball Park Franks, 16oz, any $3.99
Get Sara Lee Hot Dog Buns, 8ct AND Superchill Water 16.9oz, 24pk
$2.00/1 Watermelon WYB Ball Park Franks and Sara Lee Buns from TEARPAD, exp 7/31

Buy 1 Smucker’s Strawberry Jam, 32oz, $3.99
Get Jif Peanut Butter, 18oz, AND Albertsons White Bread, 20oz
25¢ from RP 5/23 (Smucker’s)

Buy 2 Bags of Fresh Express Salad Blends, 5-9oz, $2.50
Get a 12oz Litehouse Dressing FREE
$1.00 from PRINT (Fresh Express)
$1.00/2 from
PRINT (Litehouse)

Buy 2 Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve Bacon, 2.1oz, $2.50
Get 1 Dozen Albertsons Eggs, large

Buy 10 Powerade, 32oz, $1.00
Get 3, 2Ltr Coca-Cola products or 24pk of .5Ltr Dasani Water

Buy 2 Herdex Salsa, 16oz, $5.00
Get Mission Tortilla Rounds, Triangles or Strips, 14oz

This Week’s Albertsons B2G1 Deals Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Coke products, 12oz, 12pk, $4.99, limit 1 deal

This Week’s Albertsons B1G1 Deals Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Boneless Country Style Beef Ribs, $5.99/lb
Boneless Petite Sirloin Steaks, $9.99/lb
Center Cut Pork Chops, Bone-In, $4.99/lb
Pork Chops, $3.99/lb
Powerade, 12oz, 6pk, $3.69
Entenmann’s Little Bites, 6.5-11oz, $3.99
Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, 15oz, $1.19
Simply Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, or Macaroni & Cheese, 24oz, $3.49
The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges, 6oz, $3.99

This Week’s $1.00 Deals (aka 10/$10) Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Bell Peppers, Red or Green, $1.00
Dial Basics Bar Soap, 3ct, $1.00
Coast Pacific Force Bar Soap, 3ct, $1.00
White Rain Body Wash 12oz, Shampoo or Conditioner 18oz, $1.00
Vitaminwater, 20oz, $1.00
Merrick Tubular Hangers, 10ct, $1.00

This Week’s Featured Items With Coupon Match-Ups:
Lean Cuisine Entrées, 5-10.5oz $2.00
$1.00/2 from FACEBOOK

Nabisco Chips Ahoy!, 95-16oz, $2.00
75¢ from Kraft Food & Family

Margaret Holmes Italian Cut Green Beans, 14.5oz, 50¢
35¢ from SS 5/23

Nabisco Oreo Cookies, 9.5-18oz, $3.59
$1.00 WYB Oreos and 1 Gal of Milk from TEARPAD

Nabisco Single Serve Packets, $3.59
$1.00/2 from PRINT

DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen Flatbread or Pizza for One, $2.50
75¢ from Kraft Food & Family

Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop50 Orange Juice, 59-64oz, $3.00
50¢ from RP 6/6

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, 11-11.5oz, $2.00
35¢ from SS 5/16

Green Giant Frozen Vegetable Blends, 11-12oz, $2.00
50¢/2 from PRINT
50¢/2 from PRINT

Yoplait Kids Yogurt, 18-24oz, $2.19
75¢/2 from PRINT
80¢/2 from PRINT
40¢ from PRINT

Macaroni Grill Entrées, 24oz, $6.99
75¢ from PRINT
75¢ from SS 6/13
75¢ from SS 7/11

Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel, 7oz, $1.99
75¢ from SS 7/11

Met-RX Protein Plus Bar, 3-3.5oz, $2.00
$1.00 from All You Magazine, August 2010

Tampax Pearl Tampons, 18-20ct, $4.00
$2.00 from PG 6/6
$1.00 from PG 6/6
$2.00 from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 7/4
$2.00 from PG 8/1
$1.00 from PG 8/1

Depend Undergarments, 6ct, $4.99
$1.50 from SS 7/11

Unisom PM Pain Relief, 30ct, $3.99
$1.00 from PRINT

Hormel Natural Choice Lunchmeat, 8oz, $3.00
55¢ from SS 6/6

This Week’s Featured Items Without Coupon Match-Ups:
Pork Country Style Ribs, Bone-In, $1.38/lb
Italian Sausage, $2.88/lb
T-Bone Steak, $6.98/lb
Ground Beef, 85% Lean, $2.88/lb
Ground Beef, 73% Lean, $1.68/lb
Boneless New York Strip Steak, $5.88/lb
Atlantic Salmon, 6oz, $4.49
Tilapia or Catfish Fillets, $3.99/lb
Cantaloupes, 99¢
Seedless Grapes, Red, Green, or Black, 99¢/lb
California Grown Strawberries, 1lb, $2.50
California Grown Nectarines, 99¢/lb
California Grown Plums, Red or Black, $1.49/lb
Peaches, 99¢/lb
Tomatoes, 99¢/lb
Raspberries, 6oz, $2.99
Mangos, Cucumbers, $1.50
White Shrimp, Large 41-50ct, $3.98/lb
White Shrimp, Extra Large 26-30ct, $4.98/lb
Snow Crab Clusters, $5.88/lb
Sutchi (type of catfish), $2.98/lb
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, $2.98/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $1.68/lb
Hershey’s Candy Bars, 1.3-2.25oz, 50¢
Breyers Ice Cream, 48oz, $2.50
Klondike Bars, 6ct, $2.50
Weight Watchers Desserts 4.9-5.28oz OR Entrées 5-10.5oz, $2.00
Doritos Tortilla Chips, 11.5-14.12oz, $2.00
Arm & Hammer Ultra Max Deodorant, 2.5-2.8oz, 79¢
Dial Liquid Hand Soap, 9oz, 79¢
Progresso Soup, Rich & Hearty or World Classic, 18.5-19oz, $2.00
Welch’s Grape Jam or Jelly, 32oz, $2.00
Skippy Peanut Butter, 15-16.3oz, $2.00
La Choy Soy Sauce or Sweet & Sour Sauce, 10oz, $1.50
Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, 16oz, $3.00
Mott’s Apple Juice 64oz, $2.50
Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes, 28oz, $1.59
Nabisco Family Size Snack Crackers, 13-16oz, $3.79
Snyder’s Value Pack Pretzels, 16-19.2oz, $2.50
Coke products, 12oz, 8pk, $3.50
Coke products, 2Ltr, $1.25
Freschetta Original, Brick Oven, PizzAmoré, or Thin Pizza, 12.6-28oz, $5.00
Dole Juice Blends, 64oz, $2.50
Smucker’s Uncrustables, 8oz, $2.00
Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies, 14-16.5oz, $2.50
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, 16.3oz, $1.67
Dannon Danimals Coolision, 13.2oz, $2.19
Banquet Pot Pies, 7oz, 67¢
Schick Quattro Disposable Razors, 3ct, $5.99
Good News Disposable Razors, 10-13ct, $5.99
Wireless Notebook, 70-80ct, 88¢
Composition Book, 100ct, 88¢
Papermate Mechanical Pencil, .7mm, 5ct, 88¢
Bic Classic Stick Pens, 10ct, 88¢
EAS Edge AdvantEdge Carb Control, 11oz, 4pk, $4.99
Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Containers, 3-5ct, $2.50
Poise Undergarments, 12-48ct, $4.99
Purafilter AC Filters, 40% OFF, no price listed
Kingsford Charcoal, 16.6lb, Regular, $6.99
Listerine Mouth Wash, 16.9oz, $3.50
Pool Inflatables, 25% OFF, no price listed
Asparagus, $2.99/lb
Rusett Potatoes, 5lb, $2.99
McIntosh Apples, 3lb, $2.99
Green Beans, 12oz, $2.99
George Jones Breakfast Sausage, 16oz, Mild or Hot, $2.50
Sargento String Cheese, 9oz, $3.99

SAVE $10.00 at Checkout WYB $40.00 or more Proctor & Gamble products, Over 3,000 to choose from. A small cross section includes:
Bounty Basic Paper Towels, 8ct, $5.99
25¢ from 8/1
25¢ from PG 7/4

Charmin Basic Bath Tissue, 12ct, $5.99
25¢ from PG 6/6
25¢ from PG 7/4
25¢ from PG 8/1

Tide or Gain Liquid Detergent, 50oz, $5.99
$1.00 from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 8/1
35¢ from PG 6/6

Pampers Cruisers or Baby Dry Big Packs, 48-96ct, $18.99
$2.00 from RP 6/20
$2.00 from RP 6/27

Dawn Liquid Dish Detergent, 19oz, $2.59
25¢ from PG 6/6
25¢ from PG 7/4
25¢ from PG 8/1

Cascade Dish Detergent, Gel or Powder 75oz, Action Pack 20ct, $3.99
25¢ from PG 6/6
50¢ from PG 7/4
50¢ from PG 7/4
$1.00 from PG 6/6

Crest Toothpaste, 6.4oz, $2.00
50¢ from PG 6/6
75¢ from PG 7/4
75¢ from RP 6/27
50¢ from RP 6/27
75¢ from PG 8/1
50¢ from PG 8/1

Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush, 1ct, $2.00
$2.00 from PG 7/4
$2.00 from RP 6/27

Buy 10, $2.00 each, PLUS receive a $10.00 instant coupon. Mix and Match OK.
Kellogg’s:
Cereals, 16.5-24oz
$1.00/from PRINT
$1.25/3 from RP 6/27
$1.00 from RP 6/27
Several Manf. Coupons in Fuel for School Booklet

Pop-Tarts, 20.3-22oz
$1.00/2 from BLINKY
$1.00/2 from RP 6/13
$1.00/2 from RP 7/11

Nutri-Grain Bars, 6.7-10.4oz
75¢ from RP 7/11

Special K Crackers, 8-10oz
All-Bran Crackers, 8-10oz

Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers, 7.5-10oz
$2.00 Combo Coupon from Fuel for School Booklet

Keebler:
Town House Crackers, 9.5-16oz
$1.00/2 RP 6/6

Town House Bistro Crackers, 7.4-9.9oz
Toasted Crackers, 8oz
Wheatables, 8.5oz
Chips Deluxe, 14.5-18oz
Rite Bites, 4.24-4.65oz
Fudge Shoppe Cookies, 8.5-12oz
Baker’s Treasures Cookies, 13.6-14.7oz

Have A Great Shopping Trip to Albertsons this Week.

What a day. Sorry for the delay.

Hello all.

I knew from the first seconds I was awake today that I would have to fight to get work done today. No, not because of the kids, but I was still tired from staying up too late last night, and then remembering that I did not get done anywhere near what I wanted to last night, mainly typing in the fliers for Publix, Albertsons, and Winn-Dixie. I have been trying to work through a really harsh headache which seems to be with me more often and for longer periods of time then in the past.

I volunteered to take my neighbors to the airport after a death in their family. That also meant that I needed to clean my car out to make it presentable and not a family mobile that is used and abused everyday by me and our two kids. On the weekends we use Kathy’s car, politely.

As soon as I hit publish on this post, I will be matching up the coupons to the weekly deals. They will be online in the morning, and I thank all of you for your patience.

See you all in the morning. I have some really cool coupons to tell you about which have nothing to do with Publix, Albertsons, or Winn-Dixie.

Mark

Grand Prize Winner & Runner Up of McD’s Coupons.


Random.org has spoken and we have our two winners for the McDonald’s Coupons for FREE Real Fruit Smoothies or Frappes.

MichelleA (marb…) won the Grand Prize and will receive 10 (ten of the coupons)

Laura (RGoo…) was the second random number generated by Random.org, and will be receiving 5 (five) of the coupons.

Congrats Michelle and Laura.

Albertsons $5.00/$50.00 In the July 28 Orlando Sentinel.


Time to go to the corner market, which around here usually means the 7-Eleven, CVS, or Wags, and look at today’s Orlando Sentinel.

If you are lucky enough to live within 5 miles or so of an Albertsons, there should be a $5.00/$50.00 coupon on the front page of their insert. This coupon is valid 7/30-8/1 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Have a great day today, and I will have Albertsons, Winn-Dixie, Publix deals with match-ups online later today or early Thursday morning.

FREE Command Hooks at Walgreens.


Here is a super easy way to get FREE Command Hooks at Walgreens.

Right now Wags has a slew of different ones on sale for $1.50 each. Price on the Special sign MIGHT state 2/$3.00, but they are ringing up at $1.50, even if you only purchase one.

If you were lucky enough to find the elusive Smart Savings Booklet at your local Publix Supermarket, there is a $1.50/1 Command Product, any coupon that expires on 8/31/10.

By combining the Wags deal and the Manufacturer’s Coupon, all you will have to pay is the Sales Tax.

For those that look at the Smart Savings Booklet and go, “But Mark, it says Redeem at Publix”, you are correct, but it does not say Redeem ONLY at Publix. Big difference.

Thanks Jennifer at FabulesslyFrugalinFlorida for tipping me off to this FREE deal.

Also, if you go to Command’s website, there is a page with 2 $1.00/1 coupons. Click HERE to go there.

Mark vs a Clogged AC Drain Pipe.

For those people that swear I NEVER get my hands dirty, well, today as I was sitting at my desk working, l heard dripping coming from the closet where my office’s AC unit is. The unit itself is off the ground, so was not really afraid of flooding, as I opened the closet doors, BUT I was not expecting the nearly inch deep mini pond that was on the riser that the unit sits on. Thank God for the lip on the edge, or it would have been worse. I opened the drain pipe’s cap and oh my god, thought the water was at the top and spilled out a tad bit as I took the cap off, there was a stench that was worse then anything that either of our kids have ever produced. I went downstairs and outside to where both of our AC units condensation pipes drain, and there was water, mixed with a pungent stench. What is weird though I just mowed by there yesterday (and no, I did not come anyway close to hitting the pipes) and did not notice the ponding water or the stench.

Having dealt with clogged condensation pipes in the past, I knew to boil a kettle of water for use later. I wondered if I should be calling my brother in law David, who just graduated the HVAC program at Westside Tech (still proud of him) but I thought, man up dude, and try to do it yourself first. The part that I was a tad freaked out about was the stench.

I dug out the drainage pipe to the elbow, and was really freaked to find that the above ground drain pipe was no longer attached to the elbow, and appear dry. This can only mean that something was up the pipe. Who knows how long the pipe had been like this. I stuck my finger into the open part of the pipe and did not feel anything slimy, which was a mixed blessing.

What I did next is NOT something I would recommend, but did it because to me it made perfect sense. I put a sorta high pressure attachment (hardware store variety not the pressure washer type) onto the end of the hose. After making sure which way to turn nozzle on inside the pipe, I let it go full bore for a second or two. The water I sprayed out came back out, but not much else. SO I did what I am sure Tim the Toolman Taylor would have done in this situation, turn the nozzle to more of a pin point and kept it in the pipe for oh maybe 5 seconds or so. Well, that loosen up what ever the heck the big ol’ globule that came out in one long gelatinous really stenchy mess was, but it was really gross. I am telling myself it was a lizard or something like it. It had to have drowned and then bloated to clog the pipe. That is the story I am telling myself.

So, why the heck did I boil a kettle of water? I poured it down the drain pipe from upstairs, and had I only used room temp tap water I would not have been able to tell if the pipe was clear of not. I will be pouring bleach down it later. BTW, no, I did not go scooping to see if I could find the thing that was clogging the pipe. Just seeing it come out was enough, and thank God it promptly sank to the bottom of the dug out area I made to work on the pipe.

Such is life of a homeowner in Florida.

Are You About to Move? Home Depot Wants to Help.


Click HERE or on the image above to get 10% OFF your first in-store purchase when you sign up for the Home Depot Moving Club. The maximum discount that you can receive is $200.00.

BTW, here is a past post about a Lowe’s coupon in the FREE Moving Kit from the US Post Office.

The Cheesecake Factory’s National Cheesecake Day, July 30th.


This is a double header post. The general information is that The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating National Cheesecake Day on July 3oth by letting everyone get any slice of cheesecake for half price. Of course they are introducing a new cheesecake on the same day. Their newest cheesecake is called the Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake. Visit their website for more info.

I just did and here is what I saw when you click on the banner (upper left corner area) about their celebration, on the next page, you are able to like them on facebook, follow them on twitter, or sign up via email. Click on the facebook link, and after liking them, you get to see this:

Yes, they are having a preview on July 29th, which when you bring your PRINTED invitation (after you accept their facebook terms), you will be able to get $1.50 slices of cheesecake, and be among the first to try the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake.

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