Beginner Publix Deals 4/21-4/29



When I hear from friends who haven’t started to coupon yet, one of the first things they ask is where to start. And the first thing I always recommend is to start by collecting coupons. This means getting a Sunday paper or two so your stash can start to grow. But often times they want to start before their coupons start to build. They get bit by the coupon bug and are anxious to begin! I don’t blame them, it’s exciting.

I thought I would try this out this week and see how it goes for you newbies. I’d like to hear from you if this helps or if any of you would prefer it a different way. I will also be sharing my favorite deals involving all coupons.

The deals below are the best deals for those just starting out with no coupons collected. This means that you’ll most likely need a printer at least to get them. If you don’t, you may want to ask a friend to use their printer. It’s worth it!

Formatting for my deals example:

General Mills Cheerios Cereal 10.9-14 oz $1.85  <—Sale item description and sale price
$.75/1 Multi-grain or Multigrain Peanut Butter  <—coupons available. Click to print
$1/2 Multiple Flavors of Cheerios
$.50/1 Cheerios Medley or Honey Nut Cheerios
Final Price= As low as $.85!    <—-price you’ll pay after coupons

Prices may vary by the region of your store. Most Publix stores will double coupons $.50 and below automatically!


General Mills Cheerios Cereal 10.9-14 oz $1.85
$.75/1 Multi-grain or Multigrain Peanut Butter
$1/2 Multiple Flavors of Cheerios
$.50/1 Cheerios Medley or Honey Nut Cheerios
Final Price= As low as $.85!

V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit 100% Juice or Beverage Blend 46 oz or Strawberry Banana Smoothie 36 oz $1.60
$1/2 V8 100% Vegetable Juice
$1/2 V8 V-Fusion Juice
Final Price= $1.11 wyb 2

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal or Crispix or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory $2.09
$3/3 Kellogg’s Cereals Mix N Match (must sign up)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals Mix N Match (must sign up)
Final Price= As low as $1.10 each wyb 3

Mueller’s Pasta Or Hidden Veggie Pasta Blend, Assorted Varieties, 12 to 16-oz box (Excluding Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, Gluten Free, and Noodles) $.80
$.55/1 Hidden Veggie Pasta
$.75/1 Pot-Sized Pasta (if included)
Final Price= As low as $.05!

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Pouches $1.50
$1/4 Uncle Ben’s Rice Products
$1/3 Uncle Ben’s Rice Products
$1/4 Uncle Ben’s Rice Products
Final Price= As low as $1.17 each wyb 3

M&M’s Chocolate Candies Large Bag $2.30
$2/3 Assorted Mars Candy including M&M’s
Final Price= $1.63 each wyb 3 bags

Boca Veggie Protein Veggie Burgers or Patties, Assorted Varieties, 10-oz pkg. or Veggie Ground Crumbles, 12-oz pkg. $1.89
$1/1 Boca Veggie Burgers
Final Price= $.89

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal $1.99
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals
Final Price= $1.49 each wyb 2

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk All Natural, Assorted Varieties, 64-oz ctn.$2.50
$1/1 Publix Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer Publix coupon- Found in-store!
Final Price= $1.50

Stouffer’s Family Size Entrees 25 to 40-oz box or Satisfying Skillets, 30-oz bag, Assorted Varieties $4.99
$1.50/1 Stouffer’s Family Size Entrees
Final Price= $3.49

Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Multi-Cat Scoop Complete, Natural Scoopable; or Fresh & Light Clumping: Fragrance Free, Multi-Cat, or Scented Recycled Paper, 10 to 20-lb pkg. $4.35
$1/1 Cat’s Pride Cat Litter
$1/1 Cat’s Pride Cat Litter
$2/1 Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Publix Coupon
Final Price= $1.35 when you use both $1/1 and $2/1 Publix coupon!

Snuggle Fabric Softener 32 or 64-oz bot. or Dryer Sheets, 70 or 80-ct. box, Assorted Varieties $2.99
$.50/1 Snuggle Product
Final Price= $1.99

Feel free to ask a question if you have them!

Friday Restaurant Round Up 4/18

Restaurant Round Up

It’s Friday, YAY! The day we have been waiting for all week. You might end up taking a break from cooking for lunch or dinner over the weekend. If you do end up going out to eat, then check out the coupons below before you go to save a little money!

Tips for using restaurant coupons:

  • Read all of the fine print. Know before you go what the stipulations and restrictions are on the coupon so there are no surprises at the restaurant, ie- buy one get one free entrees often make the lesser valued entree free not the more expensive, one coupon per table, etc.
  • Tell your server that you have a coupon before you place your order. This is a huge help for your server when preparing your bill. It also helps to make sure you get what you are entitled to according to your coupon.
  • Tip based on total before coupon. This is good etiquette, the same as if you weren’t using a coupon. Base your tip on your service as your normally would.
  • Coupons are good through the very day they expire.

Buy One Entree, Get One Free (with purchase of 2 beverages– Exp 4/20

Steak N Shake
FREE Classic Milkeshake with purchase of $10 Gift Card Exp 5/6

*HOT* Olive Garden
$10 off Order of $30 or More– Exp 4/20

Mimi’s Cafe
Buy Any Breakfast or Lunch Entree, Get One Free (with purchase of 2 beverages- Exp 4/19

Baskin Robbins
$3 off any Cake $15 or more– Exp 4/20

FREE Cake with Purchase of 10pc meal or Larger– Exp 4/21

That’s all I got for today! If you find any more, send them over and I’ll add them to the list!

Check back next Friday for more.

Saving Money on Eye Glasses with Zenni Optical

Zenni Glasses


It seems like we are always having to buy things besides the essentials isn’t it? Like meds for that ridiculous cough (thanks to the weather that has no idea what season it wants to be) or for a last minute trip to the auto shop because of an oil leak. It’s never ending. And then you go to the eye doctor and your prescription has gotten worse!

Yes, you are going completely blind. Well, I am anyways. Or maybe you were blessed with wonderful sight like my husband! That’s awesome. But for those of us who are blind, we have to buy glasses. Even if only to wear at night before bed.

I have been using Zenni Optical for years. Ever since I found out about them, I have been getting my glasses there because I tend to go through glasses like I do my sunglasses. That usually means they get lost or I sit on them or a child has used them as a play toy. Whatever the case, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on them. And Zenni has been my go-to place.

The price of the glasses that you purchase at Zenni Optical can range from $6.95 all the way to $49+ but they all include your frames and lenses. Some add-ons are extra but here’s what they all come with for FREE:

  • FREE Anti-Scratch Coating
  • FREE Thin and Light Single Vision Lenses
  • FREE Full UV Protection
  • FREE Protective Case
  • FREE Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

And the last couple times they have sent me a pupilary distance measurer thingy. It comes in handy since you have to know that to order. You will also need to know your eye prescription (from your eye doctor). You can simply request it from them at your appt or give them a call.

The glasses above are just $6.95! They even offer bifocal and progressive lenses. Shipping is around $4.95. They will save your prescription so you can reorder if…you know, disaster strikes!

If you need glasses or are just thinking about it, save your money and check out Zenni Optical!

What Is Gathering Grain?

What is Gathering Grain

WELCOME to Gathering Grain! I’m so glad that you have found your way here. If you’ve followed any of my other blogs before then you’re probably wondering what this gathering grain concept is. So I thought it would be fitting to just explain it to ya in my first post.

The verse above is honestly my biggest inspiration for this blog. I love the story of Joseph from the Bible because I can relate to him and some of his struggles. He showed amazing examples of forgiveness, humility, leadership, and stewardship. As a stay at home mom, stewardship sometimes isn’t easy. But it is something that I want to always be improving on.

Stewardship- responsible management of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure.

This blog is not about how I am a perfect steward of the resources given to me by God. It’s not about how you are the perfect steward either. It’s about gathering the grain given to us in abundance. Grain is our money, our household, our relationships, our children, and all the blessings that we gather.