Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Healthy Eating: Black Beans & Rice

Here's another meal that makes its way into our once-per-week vegetarian dinner: Classic Black Beans and Brown Rice. We like to serve it with lots of cheese and something green. This is one of my son's favorite dinners. He never fails to compliment me on it and asks for seconds, too, an amazing thing for a 10-year-old meat-loving boy!!

I double the recipe and use the extra beans for chili con carne later in the week.

Classic Black Beans & Rice
(from Better Homes & Gardens "New" Cookbook, c. 1989 - lol)
1-1/8 c. black beans (1/2 pound)
1/2 c. shopped onion (I use onion powder usually.)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I use 1/2 t. garlic powder.)
1 bay leaf
3/4 t. salt, or to taste
1/2 t. fennel seed, crushed (I use my coffee bean grinder.)
1/4 to 1/2 t. ground red pepper
2 c. hot, cooked rice (We prefer brown rice.)

Rinse beans. In a large saucepan combine beans and 3 c. water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans in a colander and rinse. Return beans to the saucepan. Stir in onion and spices and 3 cups of fresh water. Bring to boiling;reduce heat. Cober and simmer about 2 hours, or until beans are tender, adding more water if necessary. Serves 4.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Publix Wrap-up, 82% or $234 Savings

In addition to my windfall of free cat food, I did scrape together some other deals at Publix this week. Sorry, no detailed photos. It was a crazy-busy day, and I just didn't take the time.

Publix Wrap Up
4 x Yo-Plus Yogurt, $1.25 - $1 MQs = 25c each

3 x Bird-Eye Steam Fresh Veggies, $1.24 - 3 x 50c MQs, doubled = 24c each

3 x Birds-Eye Lightly Seasoned Veggies, $1.19 - 3 x 50c MQs, doubled = 19c each

2 x Smart Balance 50/50 Butter Blend Sticks, $1.74 - 2 x $1.50

4 x Nutrigrain Eggo Waffles, 99c each
Used 2 x $2 off Fresh Fruit WYB 2 Eggo Waffles (MQs from package insert). Since I was buying fruit anyway, this makes the Eggos FREE

Sorrento Cheese Sticks, $3.99 - $1 Publix Q - $1 MQ peelie = $1.99

3 x Hamburger Helper (for a school food drive), $1.59 each - 75c/3 MQs
I used 3 x $1 off Ground Beef WYB Hamburger Helper. I needed this anyway for chili later this week, so it sort of made the Hamburger Helper 29c each

8 x Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce, 89c - $1/1 MQs = FREE plus overage

3 Suave Shampoo, $1.19 each - $2/3 MQ from Kroger home mailer = 52c each

4 Kashi Granola Bars, $2.50 each - 2 x $1.50/2 MQs - 2 x $1.50/2 Whole Foods Competitor Qs = $1/box

4 x Quaker Oatmeal, $1.33 each - 2 x $1.25/2 MQs = 70c each

Yakisoba Noodle Bowl, 79c - 50c/1 MQ, doubled = FREE plus overage

Mt Olive Pickles, $1.10 - 50c MQ, doubled = 10c

St. Ives Facial Cleanser, $2.50 - $1.00 MQ = $1.50 (Boy, I just ran out, so I was glad to find this deal!)

3 x Sun Maid Raisin 6-packs, $1.50 - 3 x 75c/1 Publix coupons from the yellow flyer = 75c each

3 Bandaid travel size, 79c each + 1 J&J First Aid kit travel size, $1.47 - 2 x $3/2 any J&J = Free plus overage

Publix Spring Water 6-pack, 1c Penny Item

This was overall an incredible trip. I am not posting all of my items for the whole trip; it's just too time-consuming. I used a $6/$60 Kroger competitor coupon and a $5/$25 Rite Aid competitor coupon. I also used $30 in Publix gift cards which I earned from a rebate. Here are the stats:

Value of Groceries, $284.91
Store coupon: $50.40
Vendor Coupons: $79.75
Ad Special Savings: $70.63
Advantage Buy savings: $3.39
Total Savings: $204.17
Gift Card Savings: $30
Out of Pocket Cost: $50.74

but overall I

A Great Read: Are Coupons Only for Junk Food?

Crystal has posted a fantastic article HERE about couponing and healthy eating. Since Coupons and Healthy Eating are two of my favorite subjects, I found her post very compelling. Hop on over and have a great read!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Holy Cat Food, Batman!

My kitties are *soooo* happy!

11 bags Purina One cat food, $4.99 each - 11 x $3/1 Manufacturer's Coupons - 11 x $2/1 Target Coupons (competitor coupons) = FREE

I will post the rest of my Publix deals tomorrow.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Generous Living

One of the wonderful effects of frugal shopping is being able to be generous with our stockpiles towards others. I'm so grateful for all that we have, and when an opportunity comes along to share with others, I jump for joy at the chance to do so.

A dear extended family member is without a job and has had a terrible run of bad luck lately. I'm happy to be able to put this nice basket together to help out a little. Everything in the basket was free after sales and coupons. The basket was from Michael's at a 50% off sale. The cello wrap is from the dollar store.

My good friend is collecting gifts and toiletries for a home for teen girls. The girls have been abandoned by their families and are victims of child sex trafficking in Atlanta. I made a quick pass through my stockpille and pulled out some things to donate. I will probably make another pas again to collect more things for this donation.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Great Deal on Raisins

I found a great deal on raisins, so I bought a great deal of raisins. (I hope to buy some more, too.)

Six pack of Sunmaid Raisins, $1.50 Advantage Buy at Publix. Use the 75c/1 store coupon from the Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer. This makes it 75c per pack!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Griddle Toasted Tortilla Chips

It's so true that necessity is the mother of invention. I had made a batch of our family's favorite Homemade Salsa but we ran out of store-bought corn tortilla chips before we ran out of salsa. I had made flour tortillas on a previous day for fajitas, and we had some left over. My husband was salivating over the salsa and despaired that there were no more chips left! What to do???

Whip out your griddle, slice up the tortillas, and toast them on medium high-heat until nicely browned! I flipped them a couple of times per side. They were surprisingly crisp and didn't get soggy in the salsa. Delicious!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Publix in the Flood! 9/22

After raining for 7 days straight, and flooding all over the Atlanta area, I finally made it back to Publix today for some goodies, but I missed the Monday penny item! The weather was just too bad yesterday!

Here are some fun freebies and cheapies after the flooding was over.

Lender's Bagel, $1.79/2 (raincheck) - 2 x 75c/1 Publix Qs from "Toss for Cash" = 15c each

5 YoPlus Yogurt, $1.25 each (not pictured & with a raincheck)- $1 Qs = 25c each.

Breyer's Ice Cream (not pictured), $2.50 - $1.50 Food Lion Q = $1!

2 Marathon Bars, clearanced for 50c - 50c/2, doubled = FREE

Kashi Honey Sunshine, FREE with Q from Vocalpoint.

Sorrento Cheese Sticks, $3.99 - $1 Peelie MQ - $1 Publix Q = $1.99

4 x Pringles, $1.25 each - 2x$1/2 = 75c each

6 Muir Glen tomato sauce, 89c - $1 MQs from "Better at Home" booklet from Publix = FREE plus overage

Green Works Toilet Cleaner = $2.99 - $2 MQ - $2 Food Lion Q = FREE plus $1 overage

4 Band-Aid travel sizes, 79c - 2x $3/2 any J&J product = FREE plus overage

Log Cabin Syrup, $3.49 - $.75 Publix Q - 50cMQ, doubled = $1.74

Yakisoba, 79c - 50c MQ, doubled = FREE plus overage

J&J Baby Wash, $3.19 - $1 MQ - $1 Target competitor Q = $1.19

Sargento Salad Finishers, $2.50 - $1.50 Publix Q from "Family Style Magazine" - 75c MQ = 25c

2 Quaker Chewy Bars, $1.50 each - 75c/2 = $1.12 each

Honey Nut Cheerios Cup, $1 - $1/1 any size = FREE


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Shave Gel Giveaway Winners

Thank you for all your green and frugal and cooking tips. I enjoyed reading your responses. I am happy to announce the results of the Edge and Skintimate Target coupon giveaway.

Results were generated from

#2 - Ursula Page (left a comment on your blog.)
#6 - Jessica C (emailed ya.)
#12 - me, oops that doesn't work. Gotta again
#1 - Sherryl, Georgia Coupon Fan. (emailed ya.)

Please contact me with your snail mail addresses, and I will send your coupons our right away (or at least as soon as I buy some more stamps!)

May your lives be less hairy ;-).

This really is a week of "so many coupons, so little time" for me! I never have time to pick up all the amazing deals that are at the stores each week.

I did hit Walgreens for free Triaminic and True North snacks. Should I get free Cover Girl at Rite-Aid? Should I go to Target for free Kashi cereal? Should I go to Kroger for free bacon and Reeses? When all these options are swirling in my head, and I have limited time because of other responsibilities, I try to go for what our family most needs, and work it into my other errands.

We already have tons of cereal, so I am letting Kashi at Target pass.
I am running low on kids' cold medicine, so I did work that in at Walgreens.
Publix is always a must!
I don't need makeup as much as I need food, to Kroger wins!!

I printed some $3/1 Smithfield Bacon coupons last month from the company website. (I wish they were still available.) I've been waiting for it to go on sale!

2 x Smithfield bacon, $2.50 each - $3 Qs = FREE plus $1 overage

4 Reeses cups, 50c each - 2 x 55c Qs and 2 x BOGO Qs = FREE plus 10c overage

2 x Arnold bread, $1.09 each (great price!)

Oodles of apples, $1/lb.

It's nice to have the overage to go toward my oodles of apples!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Saving Money on Groceries: Using Rainchecks to Your Advantage

When you are shopping for groceries or household supplies, are you disappointed when you find the shelf bare? Well, I maybe do a little, if I were planning to use the item right away, but often times, I do a little happy dance (at least on the inside.)

Ask your cashier or customer service person for a raincheck! Here's why.

If I am buying Yoplait Yo-Plus for example, on sale for $1.25 each. I have a small stash of awesome $1 off coupons, making the yogurt 25c each. They are in-stock of some flavors, but our favorite vanilla is out of stock. I choose the in-stock flavors that I like (using my coupons), and ask for a raincheck on the vanilla. Half the time, the raincheck will not specify the flavor, but if it does, that's okay, too.

Now I go home, wait, and look for more coupons. Guess what! There are new printables out the next week. I receive some more through trades. My mom or MIL sends me some more! I can trade for more on my trading forums. Now I have cheap yogurt in the short-term from the yogurt I did buy, and I can come back in a couple of weeks and buy more yogurt for 25c per pack!

Another tip: If you have to specify a quantity on your raincheck, ask for way more than you think you think you will need. You are never obligated to buy that many. Asking for a larger quantity gives you the flexibility to buy more if you find a big quantity of coupons.

Happy dance indeed!

(BTW, I'm buying yogurt this week with my Publix raincheck. They were out of vanilla.)

Too Many Peppers?

My vegetable garden consists of two pepper plants living in big pots, plus a nice little herb patch planted along with my landscaping plants. Despite their humble appearance, the pepper plants have produced abundant vegetables for me to add to our cooking! This time of year, as the summer heat is winding down, the plants are loaded with fruits, of all stages of ripeness.

Solution to my overabundance? Make fajitas!

A little homemade tortilla action
Peppers, all colors of the rainbow
Two chicken breasts
Fajita seasoning
Homemade salsa on the side


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bloggy Giveaway: 10 Free Shave Gels Anyone?

(A small portion of my shave gel stockpile.)

I've been able to stockpile quite a nice cache of both Edge and Skintimate Shaving Gel for my husband and myself. Who knows? It might even last until my 10-year old starts shaving!

I was able to obtain all this nice shave gel thanks to a treasure trove of Target coupons for $1.50 off one Edge or Skitimate. Stack these with the many manufacturer coupons. (They've been out for $1/1 and 75c/1) and you have $2.25 or $2.50 off one canister of shave gel.

I'm happy to be able to offer these Target $1.50/1 coupons to some of my wonderful readers. (Thank you for all your encouragement.) Best part is that these coupons do not expire until March 2010! You have plenty of time to redeem them. For those of you who shop at Publix, some Publix stores will accept Target coupons as competitor coupons, and you can use them there, too!!

I'd like to give away envelopes of 10 coupons each to three of my readers. Please leave a comment and a tip on going green, cooking, or frugal living. Also, don't forget to include your email. I'll pick the winners on Saturday morning at 8:00 am Eastern Time.

I'd love to hear from you!!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Publix Fun and Freebies

Yes, a weekly trip to my favorite grocery.

6 boxes Green Giant vegetables: $1 each - 3 x $50c/2 MQs, doubled = 50c each (from

5 Philadelphia Cream Cheese tubs, $1 - $1 MQ from Publix Grape Magazine = FREE

3 bags Lender's bagels, 90c - 75c Publix Q from "Toss for Cash" booklet at Publix = 15c each

Newman's Own pasta sauce, $1.35 - 50c Q, doubled = 35c

Purina Cat Chow, $3.99 - $5 MQ (mailed to my home with a Purina rebate) = Free plus $1.01 overage

Skintimate Shave Gel, $1.67 - $1.50 Target competitor Q - 75c MQ = FREE plus overage

6 Yakisoba noodle bowls, 79c each - 50c MQ, doubled = FREE plus $1.26 overage

Downy Ball, $1.39 - $1 Publix Q - $1 MQ = FREE plus 61c overage

2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta, 90c each - $1/2 Q from = 40c each
(This pasta is the best!! We love the whole wheat.)

No Yolks Egg Noodles, $1.50 - 50c Q, doubled = 50c

Free coupon booklets, too!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Publix: A few great deals this week

OK, this is not my whole trip. I was picking up stuff for a guys-only camping trip, but if you go to Publix, why not pick up the deals, too?

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta, $90c each - $1/2 Qs (here) = 40c/box
(This is one of our favorite pastas!)

Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, $1 - 50c/1 any GG, doubled (here) = FREE
There are also 50c/2 coupons here, which make them 50c/box

Yakisoba noodle bowls, 79c each - 50c MQ doubled = FREE plus 21c overage on each

Healthy Choice frozen dinners, $1.99 - $2 Printable Q HERE = FREE

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $1 - $1 Q from Grape magazine at Publix = FREE

Planter's Sunflower Seeds, $1.69 - $2 Food Lion competitor Q = FREE plus overage

Planter's Trail Mix, $1 each - $2 Food Lion competitor Q = FREE plus overage

Nutrition Policewoman

My son is learning how to prepare his own school lunches. It's so easy to see how he operates. Think quick, minimal effort, and maximum tastiness. Well! It'd be nice if that's all that was needed to motivate our food choices.

After choosing two starchy foods, I emphasized that his lunch should include (1) a protein, (2) a dairy for calcium, and (3) a fruit or a vegetable. (I'd settle for two of those three, actually!) Pursuant to this, there is a brief discussion about the body's needs for nutrition.


Yep. I'm a mom. That's my job.

Healthy Eating: Quick Homemade Granola

Here is a nice granola recipe that can be adapted easily to whatever you have on hand. These make a nice snack addition to bagged lunches. It's also delish in a bowl with milk.

Basic Granola

1 stick butter
1/2 c. honey
4 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
2 t. cinnamon

Melt together butter and honey. Pour over oats and stir well to coat. Bate at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir and bake 5 more minutes if desired.

Great add-ins before baking:

raw sunflower seeds
unsweetened coconut
pumpkin seeds
chopped walnuts
ground flax seeds

great add-ins after baking:
dark or golden raisins
chopped dates
dried cranberries
any other dried fruit

Would you like to see some great ideas for packable lunches? Head on over to Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Publix Deals

Well, after my Publix shopping trip, I had all my groceries neatly arranged ready for a photo shoot, but my husband and son had taken our camera and camera phone on their fishing trip. So, no photos today. LOL! (I always feel silly taking photos of my groceries, but I think it's nice for the blogs.)

My favorite deals this week are the Mrs. Paul's frozen fish and the Hillshire Farms lunchmeat!

Publix Frees and cheaps

6 Hillshire Farms Deli Selest ham little boxes, $1.50 each - 6 x $1 Target IP - 2 x $1/3 MQ from the package = 17 c each

2 Boxes Frosted Cheerios, $2 each - $1 Target IP - 75c MQ IP = 25c each

1 Publix Shopping Bag, Free WYB 2 General Mills products (peelie)

6 x Mrs. Paul's Frozen Fish, $2.25 each
Used 3 x $3/1 MQs + 3 x $1/1 Publix Q = Free Plus $1.75 overage on 3
Used 3 x $1.50 MQs + 3 x $1/1 Publix q = Free plus 25c overage on 3
(The Publix Qs were from the Toss for Cash Booklet. The MQs were printables from, but they are no longer avaiable.)

Popsicles, $2 - $1 MQ - 75c Target Q = 25c

Dannon Yogurt, $1.25 - $1 MQ = 25c

2 x Kraft American Cheese Singles, $1.30 - $1/2 MQ = 80c each

Bananas, 69c/lb - 50c/lb Target Q = 19c/lb (approx.)

Emerald Cashews, $2.90 - $1 MQ = $1.90

Planter's Dry Roasted Sunflower Kernels, $1.69 - $2 FLIP = Free plus overage

10 x Yakisoba noodle bowls, 79c - 50c Q, doubled - FREE plus 21c overage, each

Mt. Olive pickles, $1.40 - 50cQ, doubled = 40c

2 x Betty Crocker Frosting tubs, $1.50 - 50c Qs, doubled = 50c each
( I was going to buy powdered sugar to make my DD5's birthday cake, but the frosting went on sale and was cheaper than making it from scratch!)

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $1.34 - 40c Q, doubled = 54c

Lysol Toilet Cleaner, $2 - 50c Q, doubled = $1

Skintimate Shave Gel, $1.89 - $1 MQ - $1.50 Target Q (not printable - from my gym) = Free plus overage

Other interesting buys

Whole Grain Cheezits, $1.65 - 75c MQ = 90 c

2 x Kraft Chunk Cheese, 8 oz., $1.67 ea. - $1/2 MQ from Kroger home mailer = $1.17 each
(Did I mention that I can hardly buy enough cheese?)

Snyder's mini pretzels, 1lb + 20% more bonus, $2.99 - $1 Publix Q from Family Style Mag. (husband's request)

Cottonelle TP 12-pack, $5.99 - $1 MQ = $4.99

Northland Cranberry Grape dark juice, $1.99 in-store special, no Q (my husband is crazy about the dark juices!)

I bought *lots* of fresh meat, fruits, milk, and vegetables, so my total was higher than usual. I was able to use a $5 off $20 meat department purchase Food Lion competitor coupon, a $5 off $50 Kroger competitor coupon, and a $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon. These all helped to bring my total down.

Total value of groceries: $189.23
Total spent before tax: $55.99
Total savings: $133.23 or 70%

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Saving Money on Groceries: How to Get Free Eggs

A Little Lesson About Overage

One of the great things about shopping with sales and coupons is that sometimes you can "buy" your grocery necessities for free! I'm talking about things like milk, eggs, fruits & veggies. These are the types of staples for which you rarely can find coupons, and almost never get for free.

The key to this success is looking for "overage." Overage, in frugal shopping lingo, occurs when you have more money taken off your bill from your coupon savings than the item actually costs. Accumulate enough overage, and you apply the credit toward your non-coupon staples. Overage can be a great tool to bring down the net cost of your groceries, even on bigger trips. I usually have enough grocery purchases to absorb my overage credit, although I did actually walk out of a store with a gift card credit one time because of overage!

My example today is that I needed eggs. These are on sale at Publix this week for 99 cents. I also have a big stash of Yakisoba 50c/1 coupons. The cost of the Yakisoba noodle bowl is 89 cents. My 50 c coupon doubles to $1. So, the overage given to me on the purchase of every one of my noodle bowls is $1.00 - 89 c or 11 cents. A little grade school math tells me that 9 x 11c = 99c, so I picked up 9 noodle bowls along with my 99 c eggs. My total cost to the cashier was 14c, which was the tax due (which is calculated before coupon discounts in Georgia.) In retrospect, I might could have bought one more noodle bowl to cover some of the tax!

Here are some ways to find overage.

* The cost of the item is less than the value of the coupon
* The cost of the item is less than the value of a coupon doubled.
* The cost of the item is less than the combined value of a manufacturer coupon stacked with a store coupon.
* You qualify for a rebate that is greater than the cost of the items. You might reduce the cost of your rebate items by using coupons.

Overage can be tricky to find sometimes. Some stores will not allow it, but I can usually get overage at Publix these days.

Blessings, and happy shopping

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Chick-Fil-A Sandwich on Labor Day

If you wear your favorite team logo to Chick-Fil-A on Labor Day (10:30 - close) you can get a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich. Go HERE to find out the details. This is our fave fast food restaurant, so I hope we can swing by decked out in GEORGIA TECH paraphanalia!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Saving Money on Groceries: How to Increase Your Coupon Stash

When I first stared coupon shopping I was befuddled at the number of coupons that people had for a single item that they could find deals on. Sure, I found the deals, but I only had one of the coupon, so I couldn't really stockpile my finds, and they were soon eaten or used up. The big question was: how do I increase my stash of coupons without spending a fortune on Sunday newspapers. (Those newspapers are $2 a pop in these parts!)

* I do subscribe to the Sunday paper, so I always have that as a standby. I receive one copy in my driveway, and I don't have to stop somewhere after church to pick one up. I subscribed for a year, and received a somewhat discounted price, so it's not quite the $2 each.

* If it's a really good week in coupons, I will buy some extra papers. If I buy the double pack in the Atlanta area, I can get two for $2.50, instead of $2 each.

* Ask your friends and relatives to give you their unwanted circulars. My mother-in-law saves two sets for me each week, but I only can pick them up from her every three or four weeks. My mom (out of state) mails some to me, too.

* Look for great coupon savings in the stores where you shop. Publix is always putting out numerous great coupon books, so I pick up a few each time I visit. Keep your eyes open for blinkie machines which spit out coupons at you. There are frequently tearpad coupons on the bread aisle, cracker aisle, and other places too. These are always free coupons. Free is good.

* Print coupons from the internet. The big three coupon sites are,, and, but there are so many others, too. Manufacturer's also post printable coupons on their websites, too. For a great list of available printable coupons, you can check the alphabetical listing at Slick These are free except for the cost of paper and printer ink. You can usually print two of each coupon per computer.

* Join an internet coupon trading group. I belong to one here. Each week I receive an envelope full of coupons from the person in my trading group before me, and send an envelope to the person after me. I find this an effective use of money, as I spend less on postage than I would buying more papers.

* Start a coupon trading group with your friends. I organized a coupon trading group with many of the ladies from my church. We share our unwanted coupons with each other in a round-robin fashion, and this greatly increases my stash of desired coupons. It also allows my unwanted coupons to circulate to other group members who might be able to use them. This has been a huge blessing. This also is free!

* Buy extra coupons on the internet from eBay or The Coupon Clippers. I have only done this occasionally when there have been some especially good coupons that I really, really wanted. The cost is a little higher, but you can save some big dollars in the long run. Okay, technically you cannot legally sell or buy coupons, but you pay the person for their clipping and mailing service.

* Visit a great coupon forum. Another one of my favorite ways to find more coupons is to trade for them at A Full Cup Forum. I found lots and lots of Yakisoba 50c/1 coupons by trading with people there, all for the cost of one stamp. It's also fun!

I hope these tips help you increase your coupon stash and multiply your savings. Have fun!

Publix Fun Run - 90% savings

I had a quick fun run to Publix. Sorry, I don't have a photo, but here is what you can get for three bucks at Publix. I could have done better, but they were out of the flavors of Yakisoba that I wanted, so I didn't get the overage from that purchase.

8 Breyer's Yo-Crunch yogurt, 50c each Advantage Buy - 4 x $1/2 Any Breyer's product = FREE (This is a Q I printed out a long time ago that is good on any Breyer's product. I saved them until I could get the yogurt cups for free. It had a nice long expiration date, but I don't know if it's available any more.)

6 Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes and french toast boxes, $1.35 each - $1/1 Publix Q = 35c each. (If you have any of the $1/2 manufacturer's coupons, you could get them for free plus overage. We liked these and I didn't have any more MQs, but I thought 35c/box was a good price, so I picked up more.)

2 boxes Glad Sandwich Bags, 50 ct., $1.79 - $1 Food Lion Q (expires today) - 25c peelie Q, doubled = 29c/box.

Colgate Toothpaste, Luminous, $2 - $1 Target Q any Colgate (not printable) - $1 MQ any Colgate = FREE

Mentos gum (for son), 99c - 55c Q = 44c