Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hillcrest Publix

I've had a few emails over the past few days about people having problems using coupons at the Publix in Hillcrest. They did change the policy a few weeks ago, but it now seems that they are enforcing even more changes. I know it has got to be frustrating, but keep in mind that they do have the right to change their policy at any time. I would suggest contacting the corporate office and letting them know about this problem. Also, the Publix is Northport is great!!!! If you shop at that store, let them know that you appreciate the coupon policy and that thats the reason you shop there. It wouldnt even hurt if you wanted to call corporate and let them know how great the store in Northport is. In the mean time I will try to get the current policy at the one in Hillcrest. Let us know what you all think about this problem.

31 Gifts Giveaway!!!

Giveaway!!$15 gift certificate to 31 GIFTS. To enter, email and tell us a frugal Christmas idea to share on the blog. Also, if you get your friends to do the same and they tell me that you referred them, then you get 2 extra entrys per person. Giveaway ends Friday at 7pm!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CVS Trip

CVS Trip:
18 Bottles of Menots Gum
8 Packages of 3 in 1 Purex Laundry Detergent
Total == around $5.00 for everything

Publix Trips!!

Publix Totals:
Groceries == $119.95
Spent (Tax Included) == $2.66!!!
Okay, so I had 2 great trips to Publix today and yesterday. I actually am having to go back again tonight to another store to grab some more rice and cookie mixes as well. So I'll post that trip Thursday afternoon. I bought a ton of rice and cookie mix this week to donate and grabbed some juice for our stockpile. Here are the details:

Trip 1:

3 Honest Kids Juice Boxes @ $1.74 each (Had $0.75 coupons for each package)
6 Bottles of Welches Juice @ $1.62 each (Had $1.00 coupons for each bottle)
2 Packages of Ida. Potatoes @ $1.00 each (Had $1.00 off coupons for each package)
1 Tub of Olivio Spread (Not Pictured) @ $1.00 (Had $1.00 off coupon)
2 Tubs of Country Crock Spread (Not Pictured) @ 1.00 (Had $0.40 off manufacture coupons for each and then a Target $0.50 off coupon for each)
1 Glass Plus @ $1.25 (Had $1.00 off coupon)
2 Renuzit @ $0.99 each (Had $1.00 off coupons for each)
2 Day Quil Samples @ $1.24 each (Had $1.50 off coupons for each one)
1 Colgate Toothpaste @ $1.99 (Had $1.00 off coupon)

**Also used a $5.00 off $25 coupon from Rite Aid.

Total Before Tax == $0.43
Tax == $1.62
TOTAL OOP == $2.05

Saved $48.49!!

Trip 2:

8 Packages of Mahatma Rice @ $1.19 each (Had $1.00 off coupons)
22 Boxes of Cookie Mix @ 1.10 each (Had $1.00 off coupons)
2 Packages of Schick Razors @ $0.99 each (Had $1.00 off coupons)
4 Samples of Day Quil @ $1.29 each (Had $1.50 off coupons)

**Also used a $5.00 off $25.00 Rite Aid Coupon

Total Before Tax == -2.25
Tax == $2.86
Total OOP == $0.61

Saved $66.98!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cakes 4 Baby123

Sheana over at Cakes 4 Baby123 has the cutest diaper cakes!! If you need a creative gift for an upcming baby shower then this would be the perfect idea!
To find Sheanna on facebook search Sheana Jacobs Sexton (go to photos and find the album called My Cakes4Baby123 stuff) or you can check out her website.

Items Available:
Diaper Cakes:
Tiny - Large Centerpieces sizes,
Diaper Bears
It's a Girl or It's a Boy,
Sports Themed
Happy 1st B'day Diaper Bears
Diaper Wreaths Med & Large sizes
Baby Washcloth Rose Bouquets or single Roses

Tiny Diaper Bundles-Washcloth wrapped around 3 diapers topped with a pacifier great for extra table decorations at any shower

Bridal Shower Towel Centerpiece cakes made from Bath & Hand Towels or Kitchen Towels with Utensils as the topper

Sheana has something for every budget. Prices starting as low as $3 for Baby Bundles and single Roses. Prices starting as low as $10 for Baby Washcloth Rose Bouquets and Tiny Diaper Cakes. Cup cake size Diaper Cakes starting around $15. Prices starting as low as $25 for medium diaper cakes and Bears (sports themed Bears and Cakes slightly higher due the the cost of the sports themed merchandise used on them)Large Diaper Cakes starting around $40 (Centerpiece size)Towel cakes range $25-$45 depending on the what the order will need to consist of and the cost of the towels being used at the customer request.

Custom orders accepted all prices vary slightly with the request from the person ordering the prices listed above are general prices for her items as long as request from the customer isn't to far out of the box or norm. Adding initials or name may slightly increase the price...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Coupon Class Schedule

Here is an updated Coupon Class schedule for the next few months. Please email me at ( or if you are interested in attending one of them. Classes are $10 per person and include a packet of information and door prizes. All classes usually last about 2 hours.

All classes in Blue are private classes
All classes in Pink are open to public
Sunday, November 7th @ 12 noon (Crossway Church - Fosters, AL)
Tuesday, November 9th @ 6pm (Evergreen Baptist Church - Vance, AL)
Friday, November 12th @ 6:30pm (Private Class) (Woolbright)
Sunday, November 14th @ 2:30pm (Thorsby, AL)
Saturday, November 20th @ 10am (First Free Will Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Sunday, November 21st @ 3pm (Fort Payne, AL)
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:45pm (Five Points Baptist Church - Northport, AL)
Saturday, November 27th @ 10am (Goodwater, AL)
Tuesday, November 30th (Gilgal Church - Tuscaloosa, AL)
Thursday, December 2nd @ 3pm (Englewood School)
Sunday, December 5th @ 2:00pm (Private Class) (Hester)
Tuesday, December 7th @ 3:00pm (Alabama Power Company Meeting)
January 20th (Private Class) (Crocker)
January 23rd @ Centreville Chamber of Commerce

I am also taking bookings for churches, offices and home parties as well. For more information on those please email me.

Connie Pate: Realtor, RE/MAX Premiere Group

Do you need a realtor to help you look for the perfect house for you? If so, then contact Connie Pate/Realtor, RE/MAX Premiere Group at 205-242-1004. Connie would love to assist you with your real estate needs. She has lived in Tuscaloosa her entire life and is very familiar with all areas.

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