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Don’t Take a Wrong Turn Down Aisle 5: ALL YOU Helps Consumers Save Money on Groceries

Save Money on Groceries: Avoid Spending Traps at the Store[Source: Daily Savings from All You]

If you have never seen All You magazine (exclusively at WalMart stores or various sites online), it is packed with money saving coupons and is one that I read every month as soon as it arrives in our mailbox. Kathy and I regularly find coupon match-ups weekly using this magazine.

If you would like to subscribe to this magazine (12 issues/$19.95), please click HERE

Why Publix Most Likely Won’t Honor Your Albertsons Store Coupon Soon


For a couple of year’s now we have received a couple of the Albertsons inserts in the mail. All you had to do was fax them a form and they would add you to the list. Today we received the above letter in our mail box (click to see larger view).

Though the letter above states that “Albertsons in concerned about protecting the enviroment…” I bet you that in reality the amount that they are paying in just postage is far and away more than the mailings brought in weekly via the mailings. Everyone that I know that receive the inserts via the Post Office have not stepped foot in an Albertsons in many months.

So basically the letter states that we will no longer be receiving the inserts via snail mail, but instead if we hand over an email address, they will add us to the VIP First Look program, and email us the same information. What will be interesting is if they kill off the coupon all together or they make it something that you have to visit coupons.com or similar service to be able to print out.

If they simply have the coupon as part of the email, and you can print 1 to as many as you wish, well, Publix simply has to say, “No More Albertsons Coupons”. In the past they could at least tell it was from an insert.

What do you think?

Winner of the Italian Days Publix Gift Card.

Sorry to be posting this a day later then I had hoped to, but I took our daughter to Cape Canaveral to see the launch. I lost count of how many shuttle launches I have seen over the years, but this was her first one that was up close and personal at the Cape. We usually watch the launch from our backyard.

I want to congratulate Shirley Walker, who typed “I like Progresso Soups” on 2/21, for winning our Italian Days at Publix $25.00 Gift Card giveaway. MyBlogSpark will be sending her the gift card which was provided by General Mills.

Italian Days at Publix Gift Card Giveaway.

From February 17th through March 2nd, visit your local Publix to take advantage of the great savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands such as Progresso, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Muir Glen and Totino’s, and save $5 when you purchase 20 participating products.

While visiting Italian Days at Publix, you can also enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes, sponsored by General Mills, for a chance to win one of four grand prizes of $10,000 worth of free groceries or one of 200 $100 Publix gift cards being given as prizes.

There are three easy ways to enter for a chance to win the Sweepstakes. Enter via phone, mail or at ClickCallMail.com – a convenient one-stop website, where you’ll also be able to download great coupon savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands and other great offers from Publix.

Here’s how it works:
Click – Stay up to date with the latest General Mills promotions happening at Publix by visiting ClickCallMail.com. Once you’re registered and logged in, you can participate in any current promotions.

Call – If you’d prefer to enter the sweepstakes and participate in other promotions via telephone, feel free to call the General Mills/Publix hotline, at 1.800.627.6059, and be sure to say that you want to enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes. Please be sure to provide your complete contact information (Full name/address/zip code/phone #).

Mail – If you prefer to participate via mail-in entry, print and mail your complete contact information (Full Name/address/zip code/phone #) to P.O. Box 43425 Atlanta, GA 30336 and be sure to write “Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes” on the outside of the envelope.

The above information, and the $25.00 Publix Gift Card that we are giving away are courtesy of General Mills and MyBlogSpark.

To enter to win the $25.00 Publix Gift Card provided to us by MyBlogSpark and Publix, DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING + LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS PAGE:

1. Become a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook, and leave a comment.
If you are a triathlete or interested in running events, please consider “liking” the following on Facebook as well, Sommer Sports, and TriFlorida Events. These are Facebook pages for Sommer Sports, Inc a great company that I have been involved with for over a decade and could use some Facebook love.

2. Subscribe to our feed via email (using Feedburner) and leave a comment.

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog and email us your direct link to the blog post.

4. Follow us via twitter.com/FrugalInFla (must have at least 10 followers) then tweet the following: “@FrugalInFla is having a $25 Publix GC Giveaway. More info: http://bit.ly/gVXcJV”

Don’t forget to leave a comment about (or a tip on) how to use your favorite Italian Days item ON THIS POST only. This contest ends on Tuesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:59PM ET. The winner will be announced on 2/24/11.

Disclaimer: This give away is being sponsored by General Mills and MyBlogSpark. They provided the information, and the $25.00 Publix Gift Card to give to the winner of this contest and one for our use. All comments and opinions are my own.

Coupons in the 02/8/11 All You magazine.


The February 18, 2011 issue of All You magazine landed in our mailbox on 1/18/11. If you have never seen All You magazine (exclusively at WalMart stores or various sites online), it is packed with money saving coupons and is one that I read every month as soon as it arrives in our mailbox. Kathy and I regularly find coupon match-ups weekly using this magazine.

If you would like to subscribe to this magazine (12 issues/$19.95),
please click HERE or the cover image above.

Here are the coupons, all of which are manufacturer:
B1G1 Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail or Moisture Renew Lip Gloss (exp 2/28)

B1G1 Glade Fabric & Odor Eliminator (exp 6/30)

50¢/1 Halls Cough Drops (exp 3/31)
50¢/1 Starkist SeaSations product (exp 3/31)
50¢/1 New York Brand frozen product (exp 4/18)
50¢/1 Reames Egg Noodles (exp 4/21)
50¢/1 Minute Rice (exp 4/30)
50¢/1 Mezzetta or Napa Valley Bistro (exp 6/30)

55¢/1 Smithfield Bacon (exp 3/31)
55¢/1 Eggs carton WYB Kikkoman product (exp 6/30)

75¢/1 Colgate Wisp product (exp 3/31)
75¢/1 Eight O’Clock Coffee (exp 3/31)

$1.00/1 Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs (exp 2/25)
$1.00/1 Whey Protein Plus (exp 2/25)
$1.00/1 Nature’s Bounty product (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 Disney or Marvel Multivitamins (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 Ester-C product (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Liquid, 6 pk (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 White Cloud bathroom tissue (exp 3/21)
$1.00/1 Woolite All in One Carpet Cleaning Tool (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 Hartz Crunch ‘n Clean Dog Biscuits (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 NYC (New York Color) product (exp 4/1)
$1.00/1 Taco Bell Home Originals (exp 4/30)
$1.00/1 Quaker Life Soft Baked Bars (exp 5/31)
$1.00/1 Campbell’s V8 Soup (exp 5/31)
$1.00/1 Downy Wrinkle Releaser (exp 6/1)
$1.00/1 Mucinex-D (exp 9/30)

$1.00/2 Fit Me product (exp 4/21)

$1.50/1 Olivari Mediterranean Olive Oil (exp 4/1)

$1.50/3 Hormel Chili, Hash, Bacon Toppings, Spam, Dinty Moore, Chicken Breast or Compleats (exp 4/18)

$2.00/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh WYB 1 Van de Kamp’s or Mrs. Paul’s item (exp 3/18)
$2.00/1 K-Y product (exp 4/30)

$3.00/1 Flexamin product (exp 3/4)
$3.00/1 Neutrogena Cosmetics (exp 3/15)
$3.00/1 Nature Made Vitamin D (exp 5/31)
$3.00/1 Nature Made Vitamins (exp 5/31)
$3.00/1 PreserVision Eye Vitamins (exp 5/31)

$3.00/2 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (exp 4/30)

$4.00/1 Osteo Bi-Flex softgels, caplets or powders (exp 3/4)
$4.00/1 K-Y Couples Lubricant, Intense, Kissable Sensations or Intrigue (exp 4/30)
$4.00/1 Nature Made CholestOff (exp 5/31)
$4.00/1 Nature Made Fish Oil (exp 5/31)

$6.00/1 Nature Made Coenzyme Q10, 100 mg (exp 5/31)

There you have it, all the coupons from the February 18, 2011 All You magazine. Remember, you can have this magazine mailed to your home. Click HERE for more information.

Albertsons $5/$50 Coupon in 1/5 Orlando Sentinel


Take a few minutes on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 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 1/7-9 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

If you are tired of driving to the corner market just to purchase the Orlando Sentinel, why not sign up for home delivery (at up to 65% OFF)?

Read this POST from the other day for all the details.

You might be asking yourself, “How did Mark find out about this coupon?”. Here is how I did it, I went to the customer service counter at the Albertsons near Windermere, and asked for the form to fill out so that I could receive the weekly newspaper insert. I filled out the form right there, and THEY FAXED it to Boise, ID. It takes 2-3 weeks or so to receive the first copy. USUALLY the insert will arrive in our physical mailbox on either Monday or Tuesday. Sometimes it is not there until Wednesday. Which ever insert is in the Orlando Sentinel, that is the insert that I receive.

Money Maker at Walgreens!

The Children’s Osocillium didn’t work this morning so beware, but the Finish deal did.

Finish 20ct Gel Packs, $3.49
1 – $2.25 from SS 1/2
Final Cost $1.24

But you get $1.50 in RR!!! I’ll be getting more

Free Clorox Wipes at Publix!

Clorox wipes are on sale for $2.00 at Publix.

Use  $2/2 from Yellow Advantage Buy(store coupon)

and $2/2 from All the Trimmings (manuf coupon)

Get 2 FREE (except for the tax,  darn it)

Enter our One Day Only (12/1) Giveaway, 7 Lucky Readers Will Win 2 $1.00/1 Nestlé Toll House Morsels Coupons

Kathy just let me know that Publix will have Nestlé Toll House Morsels on sale for $2.98 B1G1 starting this Thursday (December 2). Being that we LOVE to give cookies other hand made with love items to our neighbors during the holidays, we go through a ton of Nestlé Toll House Morsels.


The Coupons are:
$1.00/2 Glad Food Storage products, exp 3/31/11
$1.00/1 Nestlé Toll House Morsel, 10-12oz, exp 3/31/11

Publix has the morsels on sale for $2.98 (B1G1), which in reality really means that they are $1.49 per bag. Use the $1.00 off coupon in this booklet and they are just 48¢ PER BAG.

Here is how to enter for your chance to win TWO (2) of these coupon booklets.

There will be 7 winners to this contest.

1. Leave a comment, on this post only, any time between 10:00PM EST on 11/30/10 until 10:00PM on 12/01/10.

2. Winners will be decided on 12/1, and emailed by 12/2/10. If you do not reply by the 11:00PM on 12/2/10, you forfeit your coupons and I will contact another person randomly selected via random.org. Time is the essence here because you need the coupon during the week long sale at Publix. I plan to mail out the coupons on 12/3/10.

Good luck.

Albertsons $5/$50 Coupon in 12/1 Orlando Sentinel


Take a few minutes on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 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 12/3-5 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

If you are tired of driving to the corner market just to purchase the Orlando Sentinel, why not sign up for home delivery (at up to 65% OFF)?

Read this POST from the other day for all the details.

You might be asking yourself, “How did Mark find out about this coupon?”. Here is how I did it, I went to the customer service counter at the Albertsons near Windermere, and asked for the form to fill out so that I could receive the weekly newspaper insert. I filled out the form right there, and THEY FAXED it to Boise, ID. It takes 2-3 weeks or so to receive the first copy. USUALLY the insert will arrive in our physical mailbox on either Monday or Tuesday. Sometimes it is not there until Wednesday. Which ever insert is in the Orlando Sentinel, that is the insert that I receive.

Blown tire = Mark vs Wal-Mart Auto Dept.

If you have been following my personal FB page you already know that I have been groveling, begging, hinting really big time, etc how tires for my car would be a great upcoming birthday gift.

Well, yesterday one of the tires finally gave out as I was pulling into a parking spot. I can change my own tires, as will both of our children know how to do before they get behind the wheel, even with a learner’s permit. But I went to get out the lug wrench, and I remembered exactly where it was, at home, in the garage. Say hello to my AAA card.

The mechanic came out and chuckled because it seems I am not the only guy that forgets to put back his lug wrench after using it for some other unintended use.

Hunting for tires. All of the quotes I was getting over the phone were in the mid $200s FOR TWO TIRES! MOUNTED & Out the door. Then I called Wal-Mart. They were just under $100 LESS. The real fun began when I took the car in to Wal-Mart. The mechanic could not figure out how I was quoted the price I was quoted. He tried to replicate the $163.17 several different was. He finally told me that “Sir, the cheapest tire we have in your size is 97 bucks”. Good, please have your manager meet me in the shop.

All I have to say is Thank God that the employee I had talked to was nearby. The manager started to tell me that there was no way I was quoted the price I was quoted. The employee spoke up and said mentioned that the tires are $57 something, I forget the exact figure at this point. The dept manager was confused. The employee took her notes out of the trash and thank God she had written the proper size, because she typed in the wrong size when she was quoting me. 1 digit saved me over $70.00 had she typed the proper size. It took a few minutes of being POLITE yet firm, and listening to “We can’t honor this” to asking for the store manager. They got a person claiming to be the store manager on the phone, explained what had happened, and then hung up. They are deciding how to handle this. Most likely they called Bentonville. Well, the phone rang a few minutes later and all I heard was, are you sure, and OK. Next works were, “Do it, at the price she gave him”. For whatever reason the employee had written everything down, stems, road warranty, balancing, etc. The manager could not believe how all of a sudden she was very thorough. We left to go eat dinner.

My car was in the lot waiting for me when we got back. The cashier rang me up and it came to just under $233 I told her that the price was wrong and that it should be $163 something. She was VERY confused. Called the dept manager, NOT the same person as earlier. Great. Explained over again after being told everyone, employee and manager were on break. Would not call the store manager. After 15 minutes or so, the employee who gave me the phone quote came back from dinner. She mentioned her notes and they were still confused. Eventually the original dept manager returned from her break, and settled the entire ordeal. The employees were stunned as to what had took place.

No, I am not defending Wal-Mart, because God knows they has some surly customer service people, but in this one incident, Wal-Mart DID make good on their quote. I just thank God that the employee owned up to the error.

Albertsons $5/$50 Coupon in 11/3 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 11/5-7 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

If you are tired of driving to the corner market just to purchase the Orlando Sentinel, why not sign up for home delivery (at up to 65% OFF)?

Read this POST from the other day for all the details.

FREE Sample of Wisk Courtesy of Target.com


Yes, you read the headline right. Head on over to Target.com’s Sample Spot and answer three questions. Plus, you will need to hand over your shipping info, and in 4-6 weeks or so you be the proud owner of a sample of the new Wisk with Stain Spectrum Technology.

Just wondering how many people will be saying “Say Hello to my little friend” as they pour their sample over some stained laundry.

I have no idea how large the sample is.

Why We Love Coupons on 10/18/10, 68% Savings

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

Publix: Total Spent $25.03, Saved $53.28, 68% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from 10/13 Orlando Sentinel
1 – 35¢ Eggland’s Best Coupon from SS 9/12
1 – $1.00 Mott’s Medley Coupon from Target.com
10 -$1.00/10 Meow Mix Cat Food Coupons from RP 9/26 (Donating ALL of this)
13 – $1.00/2 Mueller’s from SS 10/10 (Donating a portion of this)

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.

SAVE 5% at 3 Florida Winn-Dixie Stores on 10/16


If you live in Casselbery, Fernandina Beach or Green Cove Springs your local Winn-Dixie is having hosting a “Discover Winn-Dixie” day on Saturday, October 16th from either 11am – 3pm (Casselberry location only) OR 1pm – 5pm for the other two locations.

I quote from their flier, “Come and enjoy fresh fruit dipped in our chocolate fountain, face painting, a balloon artist, demonstrations throughout the store, music, raffles, and use your Customer Reward Card or sign up for one and get 5% off your entire grocery bill.*” The mice type then states, “* Offer valid during business hours on October 16th at this location only. 5% discount limit of $1,000 purchase per transaction.”

The addresses for the 3 locations are (click on link to view in google maps):
1750 Sunshadow Drive, Casselberry
947 Amelia Plaza, Fernandina Beach
3260 Highway 17, Green Cove Springs

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