The Best of the Inserts and a Lesson Learned the Hard Way It was the feeling that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Where was it? Had it ended up in the hands of my 3 year old that could have hidden it? Was it lodged under the car seat after a quick halt at a red light? In my desk drawer at work – where?? My coupon book was gone. To those of you who know me and by reading these several times a week you do, you can imagine the horror of realizing my loyal companion was gone. Full of great multiple coupons including $12 of ECB from CVS – gone. I had carried that organizer for at least 5 years and within that amount if time it had helped me save $1000s. I was proud of that organizer. Simple little plastic organizer I git at the Dollar Store had certainly been well worth the price. And it was gone! So out of this bad situation I searched for a lesson. Yes, I should pay attention to the location of my possessions, Yes, I should have written my name in the coupon book so I could reclaim it. Maybe I should have used that $12 last week when I really wanted to and that by waiting I was now learning about starting over and not delaying enjoyment No, the true lesson occurred later. After the news of the missing coupon book I received at least 10 calls and several emails from friends expressing their concern. I then started getting promises of duplicate and extra coupons. So the real lesson is that maybe by starting over, I was realizing what was there along, I am surrounded daily by caring supportive people who appreciate my craziness and love of the coupon game. I am so rich! Thank you! Things I noticed this week: Kraft - lots of deals from Kraft this week across the family of brands. Be aware of coupon books in the store. The red light blinkie things as the cardboard standups with great coupons. Take one even if you do not intend to use it that week! Go to Redplum.com, coupons.com and smartsource.com to print lots of new coupons!! Stock up if you have not already on hotdogs!!, you should be able to get Oscar Mayer, Ball Park, or Bar S cheap/free. And hotdogs are a great freezer item. Watermelon - enjoy it while it lasts - anything under .25c per pound - go grab some! For the holiday weekend, dairy condiments - sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese - things that make dips/sauces/spreads - will all be onsale. .99c and under is a good price for all three, so keep your eyes out for deals. Lots of great picnic supplies – plastic cups, plates etc… Bi-Lo BOGO Fresh Baked Apple Pie 8 inch Chex Mix or Bugles 7.5-8.75 oz. Select Varieties Emerald Cashew Halves & Pieces or Mixed Nuts 10-11.5 oz. Select Varieties Jolly Time Popcorn 3 Count Assorted Varieties Keebler Town House Crackers 7.7-16 oz. Assorted Varieties Keebler Vienna Fingers 16 oz Lay’s Chips 10.5-11 oz. Assorted Varieties Pik-Nik Shoestring Potatoes 1.75 oz. Southern Home Pork Rinds 4-5 oz. Assorted Varieties Stacy’s Pita Chips 6 oz. Assorted Varieties Wise Cheez Doodles 8.5-10 oz. Assorted Varieties Post Honey Bunches of Oats 14.5 oz. Assorted Varieties Kraft Cool Whip or Dips 6-8 oz. Assorted Varieties Southern Home American Singles 12 oz. Birds Eye Corn on the Cob 12 Count Blue Bunny Champ! Cones 6 Count Breyers Carb Smart Treats, Mrs. Fields or Oreo Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich 5-6 Count Breyers Ice Cream 48 oz. Assorted Varieties Diana’s Banana Babies 10.5 oz. Assorted Varieties Klondike Ice Cream Bars 6 Count Assorted Varieties Philly Swirl Frozen Treats 6-8 Count Assorted Varieties Popsicle or Fudgsicle 18-24 Count Betty Crocker Cake Mix 18-18.4 oz. Assorted Varieties Comstock Pie Filling 20-21 oz. Cherry, Apple, No Sugar Added Cherry or No Sugar Added Apple Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 22-30 oz. Select Varieties Kraft Barbecue Sauce 18 oz. Select Varieties Lawry’s Seasoned Salt 8 oz. Assorted Varieties Mt. Olive Sweet Relish 10 oz. Squeeze or Pickle Paks 4 Pack or Sandwich Stuffers 16 oz. Wish-Bone Salad Dressing 16 oz. Bottle Dixie Napkins All Coleman & 200 Count Dixie Napkins 200 Count Dixie Ultra Plate 20 Count Hefty Easy Grip Cups 18-150 Count Select Varieties Hefty Plates 16-55 Count Select Varieties Hefty Red Cups 50 Count or Foam Plates 50 Count Ball Park Franks 14-16 oz. (Original or Beef, Excludes Angus) Boston Butt Country Style Pork Ribs All Natural (Pre-Packaged with FREE portion of equal or lesser value included) Butterball Variety Pack Sandwich Meat or Smoked Sausage 12-14 oz. Carolina Pride Ham or Turkey 10 oz. Sliced or Cubed Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets, Tenders, Fries, Patties or Popcorn Chicken 23-26 oz. Lloyd’s Chicken or Pork Barbeque 18 oz Plumrose Premium Sliced Bacon 16 oz. Assorted Varieties Sirloin Tip Beef Roast Value Pack Steak-umm Burgers 32 oz. Southern Home Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Southern Home Colossal Shrimp 16 oz. Bag 13-15 Count Great on the Grill Southern Home Tender & Mild Tilapia Fillets 16 oz. Bag Frozen Other Promotions BI-LO Fantasy Tailgate Promotion South Carolina College Football Fans: Enter to win the Ultimate Football Game Prize Pack. Mark your calendars as the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers come head to head with this much anticipated football game on Saturday, November 28, 2009.Now is your chance to witness this long running rivalry in style between the USC Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers. Enter to win the BI-LO Fantasy Tailgate Promotion. This exclusive online contest will give two (2) lucky football fans the Ultimate Football Game Prize Pack. Each winner will receive: (2) Two VIP Suite Tickets to the USC vs. Clemson Football Game scheduled for November 28, 2009 in Columbia, SC (2) Two pre-game field passes (2) Two tour passes to the Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC (1) one BI-LO/USC gift basket This contest is for South Carolina residents only who are 18 years of age (as of August 21, 2009). Enter online from August 28 until November 4, 2009. Winners will be randomly chosen on or about November 6, 2009. Get $2 OFF Milk Buy two (2) 12 count Kellogg's Poptarts (assorted varieties) with your BONUSCARD® from September 2-8, 2009. At the register, get $2.00 off on any one (1) gallon milk instantly.* It's that simple. Save at least $0.96 when you purchase two 12 count Poptarts from September 2-8, 2009 with your BONUSCARD®. Your price is only $5.00 for two! FREE Pepsi 12 pack Buy four (4) Pepsi 12 packs (12 oz cans, select varieties) with your BONUSCARD® for $12.00. Upon checkout, you can then get another Pepsi 12 pack 12 oz can for FREE. Your final price is only $12.00 for all five (5) packs. This promotion is valid from September 2-8, 2009 only FREE Hungry Jack Pancake or Waffle Mix . From September 2-8, 2009 go to your favorite BI-LO store and purchase one (1) Hungry Jack Pancake Syrup (27.6 oz assorted varieties) with your BONUSCARD®. You can then get one (1) Hungry Jack Pancake or Waffle Mix (28-32 oz assorted varieties) FREE.* Food Lion BOGOs Food Lion Purified Water Or Aquarius Spring Water Birds Eye Voila Breyers Ice Cream Sundown Vitamins Food Lion Extra Jumbo Raw Shrimp Oscar Mayer Meat or Beef Franks Food Lion Crunchy Cat Food or Adult Cat Food or 7 Lb. Home 360 Cat Litter Hershey's Singles ** Check out the Baby Steps and Pet Partners sections for lots of coupons Harris Teeter BOGO Red, White & Blue Pies - 8 Inch- Cherry - Apple - Blueberry La Brea Rosemary Olive Oil Round Ball Park Beef Franks - 12-16 ounce Pop Secret Popcorn - Selected Varieties Lay's Potato Chips - 10.5-11 ounce Kraft Light Done Right Ranch Dressing - 16 ounce H.T. Traders Salsa - 16 ounce Crystal Light Drink Mix - 7-10 ct On The Go or 8 Quart Drink Mix A.1. Steak Sauce - 10 ounce Sony DVDs - Selected Tidy Cats Cat Litter - 20 lb. Lined Wicker Storage Sets - 3 Pc & 4 Pc - Not Available In All Stores 50% OFF Hefty Easy Grip Party Cups - Selected Hefty Foam Plates - Selected Dixie Plates or Bowls - Selected American Greetings Cards - Assorted - Excludes cards 99¢ and lower Steak-umm Burgers - 32 oz- Sweet Onion & Original Mayfield Ice Cream - 48 ounce Harris Teeter Ice Cream Sandwiches - 12 count Birds Eye Cob Corn - 12 count Sorrento String Cheese - 12 ounce Deer Park Water - 24 pack, .5 liter- Bottles This week's offer e- Vic offer(s) Save $2 off Reserve Angus Flat Iron Steak Offer good through September 8, 2009 5 lb bag of Moran’s Beef Patties $7.99 Lowe’s Foods BOGO 12 count cookies Hamburger or hot dog buns Nature’s Own hot dog or hamburger buns Sara Lee whole grain white bread Kellogg’s cereal apple jacks 8.7 oz, frosted flakes 14 oz, rice krispies 9 oz or froot loops 8.7 oz Lowes Foods fabric softener Ken’s salad dressing Lawry’s marinade Lowes Foods steak sauce Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce Cabot butter Star’s cole slaw Star’s potato salad Betty Crocker helper hamburger, chicken or tuna 4.5 - 8.4 oz Lowes Foods ice cream Steak-umm burgers Ball Park franks Hormel always tender pork tenderloin teriyaki, peppercorn or apple bourbon 1.15 lb Lowes Foods sliced bacon Old Oak pork barbecue Lowes Foods cutlery Lowes Foods foam plates Fresh Express Frito Lay crackers Lay’s potato chips 10.5 - 11 oz Ritz crackers
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