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Why We Love Coupons on 10/08/10, 61% Savings

Below is our reason why we love using coupon this week.
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Publix: Total Spent $32.38, Saved $50.30, 61% Savings

Here are the 2 coupons we used:
4 – FREE Publix Water Coupons
2 – 50¢ Swanson Broth Coupons from SS 9/26
2 – $1.00 Kashi Cereal Coupons from Kashi Booklet
1 – $1.00/2 Kashi Cereal Coupons from Whole Foods Whole Deals, Aug/Sept
2 – 50¢ Yakisoba Noodles from SS 8/29
1 – 35¢ Eggland’s Best Coupon from SS 9/12
2 – $2.00 Hidden Valley Coupons from PRINT
2 – $3.00 John Frieda Coupons from SS 8/22 (exp 10/9)
2 – $1.00 Buitoni Pasta Coupons from
PRINT
1 – $1.00/2 Yoplait GoGurt Yogurt Coupons from Better At Home Booklet

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.

Why We Love Coupons on September 17th, SAVED $102.87 (65%)

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Publix: Total Spent $57.64, Saved $102.87, 65% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from Orlando Charity Coupon Book
6 – Coupons for FREE Publix Water (.5Ltr/6pk)
4 – $1.00/2 Hebrew National Beef Franks from The Home Tailgate Handbook
2 – $3.00/$10.00 ConAgra Products from The Home Tailgate Handbook
1 – 35¢ Eggland’s Best Coupon from SS 9/12
2 – $1.00 V8 Fusion Coupons from PRINT
1 – $1.00/2 Northland Juice Coupons from PRINT
2 – $1.00/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvst Pasta Coupons from PRINT
1 – $1.00/5 Buddy Fruit Coupons from Publix FamilyStyle Magazine
2 – 75¢ Bull’s Eye Coupon from SS 8/29
B2G1 – Ore-Ida Coupons from Toss 4 Cash FLA Edition
2 – $1.00/2 Ken’s Salad Dressing Coupons from SS 8/15

The above is from two different shopping trips today. All I added to Kathy’s trip were 4 packs of Hebrew Nationals and 4 6pks of water. We are having a birthday party this weekend and we are serving the Hebrew Nationals, buns, chips, water, and more from this photo.

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.

Why We Love Coupons on September 8th.

Though we purchased the below on Tuesday, September 6, 2010, I am posting it again to get back in sync with the weekly grocery couponing posts. Tonight we ate dinner with family, and we are busy all day Saturday and Sunday so not sure when we will be able to shop this weekend.

Below is our reason why we love using coupon this week.
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Publix: Total Spent $23.56, Saved $64.95, 74% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from 9/1 Orlando Sentinel
3 – Coupons for FREE Publix Water (.5Ltr/6pk)
2 – $5.00/5 Kraft Cheese/Dairy Coupons from PRINT
1 – $1.50 Newman’s Old Coupons from PRINT
2 – 50¢ French’s Mustard from PRINT
1 – $1.00/2 Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix or Syrup from RP 5/2
1 – $1.99 Hellmann’s Mayo Coupon from Albertsons Insert
2 – 50¢ Hellmann’s Mayo Coupons from PRINT (Target)
2 – 75¢ Hellmann’s Mayo Coupons from PRINT
1 – 99¢ Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce Coupon from Albertsons Insert
1 – $1.00 Bull’s Eye Coupon from PRINT
2 – 50¢/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snack Coupons from PRINT
2 – 50¢ Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Coupons from PRINT
1 – 55¢/2 Mueller’s Pasta Coupons from Plan on Pasta Booklet

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.

Went to Publix and Saved 74% on September 6, 2010.

After a much needed break, we are now back home and went grocery shopping.

Publix: Total Spent $23.56,  Saved $64.95,  74% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from 9/1 Orlando Sentinel
3 – Coupons for FREE Publix Water (.5Ltr/6pk)
2 – $5.00/5 Kraft Cheese/Dairy Coupons from PRINT
1 – $1.50 Newman’s Old Coupons from PRINT
2 – 50¢ French’s Mustard from PRINT
1 – $1.00/2 Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix or Syrup from RP 5/2
1 – $1.99 Hellmann’s Mayo Coupon from Albertsons Insert
2 – 50¢ Hellmann’s Mayo Coupons from PRINT (Target)
2 – 75¢ Hellmann’s Mayo Coupons from PRINT
1 – 99¢ Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce Coupon from Albertsons Insert
1 – $1.00 Bull’s Eye Coupon from PRINT
2 – 50¢/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snack Coupons from PRINT
2 – 50¢ Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Coupons from PRINT
1 – 55¢/2 Mueller’s Pasta Coupons from Plan on Pasta Booklet

No Grocery Shopping Today, 9/3/10

Hello Everyone. Shopping  just was not in the cards today. Kathy and I may not shop this weekend. We have enough to last us through most of next week. We will have to buy some milk and veggies at some point, but I am just not up to doing much right now.

I need to listen to my body and just let it relax and lay off the two pots of coffee which is actually a pot before 11am and then nursing the second pot all day and at some point mixing the grounds and what is left in the pot together and feeding it to our garden.

Though we did not shop for groceries, 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.

Why We Love Coupons on August 27, 2010

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Publix: Total Spent $38.14,  Saved $92.11,  71% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from 8/25 Orlando Sentinel
1 – $5.00/$30.00 Aldie Coupon from Home Mailer
2 – Coupons for FREE Publix Water (.5Ltr/6pk)
2 – $1.00/1 Margaritaville Shrimp Coupons from RP 4/25
1 – B1G1 Right Guard Coupon from RP 7/25, exp 8/31
1 – $1.00 Sargento Coupons from SS 8/8
1 – $1.00/2 Keebler Coupons from RP 8/15
1 – $2.00 OFF Milk from Fuel For School (Combo With Keebler Cookies)
4 – $1.00 Ken’s Marinade Coupons from SS 8/15
4 – $1.50 Starbucks Coffee Free Ice Cream Coupons from RP 8/8
2 – $1.00 Cascadian Farms Coupons from PRINT
2 – $1.00/2 V8 Coupons from SS 8/1
2 – $1.00 Fiber Plus Coupons from PRINT (No Longer Available)

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.

Why We Love Coupons on August 20, 2010.

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Publix: Total Spent $24.13,  Saved $66.86,  74% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5/$30 Aldi Coupon from the 8/18 Orlando Sentinel
1 – $5/$50 Albertsons Coupon from the 8/18 Orlando Sentinel
4 – FREE Dole Fruit Cups Coupons from a previous rebate
1 – $1.00/2 Kellogg’s Cereal Coupon from PRINT
(Target)
1 – $1.50/2 Kellogg’s Cereal Coupon from
PRINT
1 – $2.00 Baggies
Fuel For School booklet
1 – $1.00/2 Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies from
PRINT
2 – FREE Pillsbury Sweet Moments WYB Ready to Bake Cookies from SS 8/8
1 – $1.00/2 Sweet Moments Coupons from GM 8/8
2 – 60¢ Peter Pan Peanut Butter Coupons from SS 8/1
1 – $1.00/2 Peter Pan Coupons from
School Day Savings Booklet
1 – $1.00 OFF Bread Coupon from
Albertsons Insert 8/18
2 – 75¢/2 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner, Trigger from SS 8/8

Target: Total Spent $0.00,  Saved $5.00,  100% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
5  – $1.00/2 Five Star Coupons from RP 8/8

Winn-Dixie: Total Spent $1.56 (Just the Sales Tax),  Saved $47.84,  100% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
8  – B1G1 Oral-B Toothbrush Coupons from RP 8/15
Most of these toothbrushes will be given to adult students
attending school in Downtown Orlando. 

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.

Why We Love Coupons on 8/13/10, 66% Savings

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Albertsons: Total Spent $36.22,  Saved $70.54,  66% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from 8/11 Orlando Sentinel
4 – $1.00/1 Crystal Farms Cheese Coupons from PRINT (Use Zip Code 22222)
4 – $1.00/2 Lance Snack Coupons from SS 5/16 or also from PRINT

Keep in mind that for the amount that we paid, includes 14-16 meals with either chicken or red meat. That alone is well worth the entire $36.22 that we spent. The Lance snacks will be going to school via packed lunches.

Please share how your shopping trip went this week.
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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.

Why We Love Coupons on August 6, 2010.

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Publix: Total Spent $28.37,  Saved $42.65,  60% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
8 – 75¢ Vlasic BLINKY Coupons
3 – $2.00 Crystal Light Coupons from Vocal Point Mailer
1 – 50¢/2 Betty Crocker Coupons from
PRINT
1 – $1.00 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Coupon from
PRINT
1 – $1.00/2 Juicy Juice Coupons from
PRINT
1 – $2.00/1 Ragú Pasta Sauce Coupon from
Smart Start for Back to School
1 – 60¢/2 Ragú Pasta Sauce Coupon from RP 8/1


Winn Dixie: Total Spent $4.38,  Saved $8.02,  65% Savings

Sure, we could have bought the grapes at Publix, but they are 88¢/lb
at Winn-Dixie this week and no, the store was not out of our way.

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.

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

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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.

Why We Love Coupons on 7/23/10, 67% Savings!

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Publix: Total Spent $24.60,  Saved $47.88,  67% Savings
Here are the coupons we used:
2 – $1/00 Ocean Spray Coupons from PRINT
1 – Buy 2 Ocean Spray Blueberry Get 1 pint of Blueberries FREE,  Yellow Adv. Buy
2 – 60¢ Cinnamon Toast Crunch Coupons from
PRINT
4 – 75¢ GLAD Coupons from Simple Summer Savings Booklet
10 – 75¢ Crest Coupons from PG 7/4

We splurged on the cheese but we won’t need to buy toothpaste for a while.

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 70%” 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.

Why We Love Coupons on 7/16/10, 70% SAVINGS!

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Publix: Total Spent $35.15,  Saved $81.33,  70% Savings
Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $5.00/$50.00 Albertsons Coupon from the Orlando Sentinel
4 – $3.00 Bic Soleil Razor Coupons from SS 7/11
2 – $1.00/2 Rold Gold Coupons from TEARPAD
1 – $1.00 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo Coupons from
Yellow Advantage Buy
1 – $1.00 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo Coupons from SS 6/13
3 – $1.50 Dan-o-Nino Yogurt Coupons from SS 6/6
2 – $1.00/2 Eggo Coupons from RP 6/20
2 – $1.00/2 Eggo Coupons from RP 6/27 (Publix logo)
1 – $1.00/2 Eggo Coupons from
PRINT
4 – $1.00 Juicy Juice Coupons from
PRINT (Need to Register)
2 – $1.00/3 Hershey’s Syrup 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 70%” 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.

Why We Love Coupons on July 9, 2010

Below is our reason why we love using coupons on July 9, 2010.

Between the two stores we averaged 69%, and under our $50.00 a week budget.

After reading how we did, which by the way was not one of our better weeks at Publix, we bought a couple of things on B1G1 that we did not have coupons for (bagels and Doritos).

Publix: Total Spent $41.99,  Saved $39.30,  49% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
2 – $2.00/2 Eight O’Clock Coffee Coupons from PRINT
2 – 75¢ Nature’s Own Bread from PRINT (use 27601)
1 – $1.00 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo Coupon from SS 6/13
1 – $1.00 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo Coupon from
Yellow Advantage Flier
2 – 75¢ Musselman’s Apple Sauce Coupons from Smart Savings 32 Page Booklet
1 – $1.00 Lindsay Olives coupon from RP 5/2


Winn-Dixie: Total Spent $2.10,  Saved $17.59,  89% Savings

Here are the coupons we used:
6 – $1.00 Dan-o-nino Yogurt Coupons from SS 6/6
The Grapes are 88¢/lb this week at Winn-Dixie

How did you do this week? Please leave a comment or link to your savings page.

Why We Love Coupons on July 2, 2010, FREE STUFF!

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Publix: Total Spent $8.15,  Saved $23.11,  74% Savings
Here are the coupons we used:
1 – $2.00 Publix Coupon on Bread WYB Kraft Cheese Singles from PRINT
4 – $1.00 Emerald Trail Mix Coupons from RP 6/27
2 – $1.00 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo Coupons from SS 6/13
2 – $1.00 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo Coupons from
Yellow Adv Flier
2 – $1.00 Kraft Salad Dressing Coupons from SS 6/20
1 – 35¢ Eggland’s Best Coupon from SS 3/14

Last Sunday (6/27) Kathy went to Wags and CVS (for the Freebies).

Walgreens: Total Spent, NOTHING!
To see which coupons & RRs she used, please Kathy’s post from 6/27 HERE.
Not shown from the post is the dental floss.
For the Colgate (purchased on 7/2) she used 1 – $3.00 Register Reward


CVS: Total Spent .75¢
To see which coupons she used, please Kathy’s post from 6/27 HERE.
Only 3 Scrubbing Bubbles are shown because silly me, I wasn’t thinking when I opened one of them and tossed the box out.

Please share how your shopping trip went this week.
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FrugalFloridian’s Trip to St. Pete Beach.


We needed some R&R so Kathy and I loaded up the kids and headed to one of our favorite family friendly places, St. Pete Beach. Because of where we live, the drive to either the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico is pretty much the same time wise. We prefer the Gulf of Mexico. The waves are much easier on the kids and we can actually play in the water instead of dodge wave after wave.

It was a great time to take advantage of some of the lowest rates we’ve seen in years. Even though this beach is not affected by the oil, many patrons have shied away. It made a great deal and great fun for us!!!!

I took the photo above on June 19, 2010 while we walked along St. Pete Beach.

As we were driving to our hotel we passed the St. Pete Beach Chamber of Commerce and after dropping off Kathy, Anna, and Sammy, I headed back and met their staff. After loading up on the brochures and other information it was time to play. Will be sharing the information with you soon.

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