Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Moving Ahead and the Grocery Store Deal of the Week

Mr.Blondie flew up to NY on Monday with Emily, so he could visit the family dentist for a long overdue check-up. His lower wisdom teeth (that he should have had removed years ago) have caused pockets of decay to form in the adjacent molars, and now he needs TWO root canals in addition to having the teeth removed. Neither his awesome new health or dental insurance plans cover oral surgery for wisdom teeth removal anymore (I thought that was a pretty standard procedure?!). Yeah, yesterday was kind of a bummer news day.

Thanks for all the pats on the back though. It really did cheer me up! At least the 42:46 still stands as correct. I updated the sidebar :)

Today is a new day, and there’s lots of stuff to look forward to. My RRCA class is this Friday and Saturday. I hope to learn a lot of new stuff to share with you.

It’s supposed to be sunny with a high on 79 on Sunday, so it should be a perfect 55 degrees or so when the race starts. I beat my goal for this upcoming race back in January, so I’m not sure what I’m shooting for now. Maybe I should forget the watch again? It’s quite a challenging course, so I don’t know if another PR is a fair expectation. I just want to run faster than last year. Anything above and beyond will be icing on the cake.

And for another random aside, I stopped in Publix today to pick up a few more Greek yogurts. Can you believe I paid 10 cents for this?


6 Voskos Greek Yogurts: on sale $1.00 each
 -used (4) $.75/1 “blinkies” (dispenser on store display) and
(1) B2G1 Free* from 1/23/11 RP (RP= Red Plum newspaper insert)
Total price: $.34 each

2 bottles Worcestershire Sauce: on sale $1.00 each
 -used (2) $.50/1 printables (each doubled to $1/1 at register)
Total price: free

Sundown B12 and Potassium: regular price $3.99 and $3.89 respectively
 -used:(1) $6/2 Sundown store coupon (Publix Green Advantage Flier- in store) and
(2) $2/1 Sundown manufacturer coupons (Kroger “Get More From Your Pharmacy” booklet – in store)
Total price: free plus $2.12 in overage



*They made me take back my second Buy 2, Get 1 free coupon for the yogurt because it made my balance go negative. I’m saving it for another day, but you could also use that coupon for additional savings if you’re buying other things.

I know this big weekend for a lot of runners around the country this weekend. Best of luck to all of you who are racing this weekend too! Are you ready to go?

13 comments:

  1. Good luck this weekend, are you doing the half marathon? Another PR - I can see it now! Yuck on the teeth. That stinks and is a bummer when you see the cost. I love that you paid so little for all of that, you are so good at that!

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  2. Yep, going for the Publix Georgia Half marathon this weekend. I'm hoping for a PR, but we'll see. This is probably one of the most challenging road races I've ever done.

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  3. Seriously? That ish was FREE? I'm gonna have to start paying more attention to these coupon posts. And here I was, proud of myself for presenting three coupons (carefully clipped from a mailer - who am I?!) on my Costco run this week!

    I'm ready to run hard in VA Beach this weekend! Good luck in your half, too!

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  4. It's pretty easy to do if you subscribe to a few couponing blogs in your area. It's literally their job to piece together all the sales and coupons for the week. Then all you have to do is print a list, clip a few coupon inserts, and hit the store.

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  5. Three coupons is a start Shelbs :) A penny saved is a penny earned.

    I predict a juicy PR for you this weekend. Good luck!

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  6. You are amazing with those coupons. Some months it clicks and I am do well. Lately not so much.

    What do you want to do in terms of the race? I think you are meeting and exceeding goals left and right-you should take some time and just think about what makes you feel best.

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  7. The weather for Sunday sounds perfect. I think it's the best weather we've had for the race yet.

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  8. You are one savy grocery shopper!! Congrats on the 10K PR, and best of luck this weekend. Glad it looks like great weather for your race!

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  9. 10 cents, geesh! I saw those yogurts @ publix, but I didn't get any..yet. Now I'm on the hunt for coupons for them. I read another blog somewhere about a lady getting some muellers pasta for next to nothing since they are BOGO right now @ publix.

    Good Luck on Sunday! Looking forward to your race report.

    I'm incredibly anxious about my half!

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  10. You are one savy grocery shopper!! Congrats on the 10K PR, and best of luck this weekend. Glad it looks like great weather for your race!

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  11. The weather for Sunday sounds perfect. I think it's the best weather we've had for the race yet.

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  12. Yep, going for the Publix Georgia Half marathon this weekend. I'm hoping for a PR, but we'll see. This is probably one of the most challenging road races I've ever done.

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  13. Good luck this weekend, are you doing the half marathon? Another PR - I can see it now! Yuck on the teeth. That stinks and is a bummer when you see the cost. I love that you paid so little for all of that, you are so good at that!

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