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DONATE for FREE!! My latest Graceworks Donation

10 Nov

Yesterday when I picked the kiddos up from school, we took our routine donation to Graceworks. If I can get items at the grocery for free, I “buy” them  even if my family doesn’t use them. These items go directly into the donate pile. Yesterday I was able to get deli meat and hot dogs for free, so we went ahead to drop off the donation since these items are perishable. ALL of these items were FREE to me, and now they will go to help someone in need! I am on a strict budget, but I still want to be able to help others. I have found that this is an extremely fulfilling and tangible way to be able to touch others’ lives! I really want to encourage all of you to do the same!

Also, if you are from Franklin, and would like to donate to Graceworks, or volunteer your time and services over the holiday season please click here. Graceworks served over 1000 needy families last year, and needs 15,000 Christmas presents donated this year!! Can you imagine having to choose whether to pay your rent or buy a Christmas present for your children? Williamson County is the 6th wealthiest county in America. Spread the wealth by volunteering or by donating. Someone out there needs you.

My Publix Trip (Spent $37.87, Saved $30.19)

10 Nov

(1) Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops $1.77 on sale BOGO. I bought one so the price was $0.89. I used $1/1 coupon. Total price was FREE!!

(2) Publix Lemon Disinfecting Wipes- $3.99 each. I used a BOGO free coupon that Publix mailed to me through the baby club. – total price $1.98 each

(3) Snapware Rectangular 4.5 cup storage items- $4.49 each. I used (3) $3/1 coupons- total price $1.49 each!!

(6) Bags of Pirates’ Booty All Natural Snacks-  regularly $3.29. on sale BOGO- total price $1.64 each!

(2) Bags of Riceworks BBQ chips- originally $2.50 each. On clearance for $1.50 each!

(1) 4 pack Stoneyfield YoBaby yogurt. On sale for $2.50 each. I used $1/1 coupon from the Publix baby club. Total price is $1.50

(1) block of Cabot Farms Pepperjack cheese- $3.39

(2) packages of Applegate Farms American Cheese- $3.99

DONATION- Penny item was Publix Hotdogs!! 8 pack of hotdogs for 1cent

SPENT $37.87

SAVED $30.19

WHOLE FOODS (spent $98, saved $28)

10 Nov

I do a lot of shopping at Whole Foods. It is super hard to score huge savings there, but saving $28 is nothing to scoff at. I always use WHOLE FOODS COUPONS, and whatever MC are available for the items that I need. Here are my favorite highlights from this shopping trip…

Also, TAKE ADVANTAGE of the chocolate chip coupon this month. There was a misprint. The coupon is supposed to be for $0.50 off per bag, but it actually says $2.00 off per bag!!

Indiana All Natural Kettle Corn $3.99 I used $1/1 Whole Foods Coupon and $1/1 MC- total price was $1.99

Alba Kukui Organic Body OilRegularly $9.99 on sale for $7.99. I used (1) $3/1 MC from ALL YOU Oct. Magazine- total price was $4.99!!

Spectrum Canola Oil$7.99. I used $1/1 Whole Foods Coupon and (1) $3/1 coupons- total price was $3.99!

2 Gallons of Organic Valley MilkOn sale for $5.89 each.  I used (2) $1/1 coupons making the total price for each $4.89

365  Organic Chocolate Chips- $3.99. I used (1) $2/1 coupon- total price was $1.99!

(2) Organic Valley Unsalted Butter- on sale for $4.79. I used (2) $1/1 coupons. Total price for each is $3.79!


My Kroger Trip Spent $35 SAVED $45! (+ got FREE donation items!)

10 Nov

This week I stocked up on several items at Kroger. My babies eat Annie’s macaroni like it’s going out of style, and in anticipation on colder weather, I took advantage of amazing prices on organic broth. I am always making soups and such. Plus I was able to get free items to donate to Graceworks! Click the link to see how you can help at Graceworks this Christmas season!



I got two deals on the Mega Event sale. If you buy 10 participating items, you get $5 off. I bought 20 of those items, so I got $10 off!

I bought 15 boxes on Annies Macaroni. They were on sale for $1.65 a box, but after the Mega Event, the cost was only $0.69 per box! I also had (1) $0.75/2 coupon, so I got one of those boxes FREE!!

I bought 5 boxes of Imagine Organic broth. They were on sale for $2.49 a box. The Mega Event took off $0.50 per box. Then I had (5) $1.00/1 coupons. After Mega event savings and coupons each box cost only $0.99 !!


Not too long ago, Kroger mailed me coupons for a FREE bag of Ruffle Potato Chips, and a FREE package of Oscar Mayer Deli Meat.

I also had (2) coupons for a FREE 2 Liter of Dr. Pepper 10.

Deli Meat  on sale for $3.58… after coupon– FREE

Ruffles Potato Chips regularly $4.29– FREE

(2) 2 Liters of Dr. Pepper 10-on sale for $1.99 each…after coupon- FREE

Non Sale, and No coupon items

Organic Bananas– $0.69/lb @ 3.35 lbs= $2.31

Unique Sales

I saw a coupon on a package of Bear Naked Granola for $2.00 off a 32oz. package of Stoneyfield organic yogurt with the purchase of both items. The Granola was priced lower than it is at Publix and Whole Foods, so I took advantage of this deal…

(1) Bear Naked Granola @ $3.85

(1)  32 oz. Stoneyfield Organic Yogurt @$3.50. I used the $2/1 coupon making the yogurt only $1.50

price for Granola and Yogurt was only $5.35

We love all Natural Tias Chips by Kettle. They are normally $3-$4 a bag. I saw 4 bags on manager’s special (they expire next month) for only $1.49 per bag. I bought 2 bags.

Other Items

Kettle Brand BBQ chips-$3.39 I used $1/1 coupon- total was $2.39

Kettle Brand Salt and Pepper Chips-$3.06 I used $1/1 coupon- total was $2.06

Pacific Organic Tomato Soup (1 quart)- on sale for $3. I used $1/1 coupon- total was $2.00

I bought 32 items

I used $13.25 in MC

I saved $31.68 in Kroger savings

I saved $44.93 (not including sale price savings)

I spent only $35.12 (price includes 9.25% sales tax)




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