Dec 162013

Chex Party Mix RecipeGive your holiday party a taste of the tropics with this new recipe for Tropical Island Chex Party Mix!

Chex Tropical Mix Recipe

We all know Chex Party Mix takes just 15 minutes to make in the microwave, is a delicious gluten free snack the whole family can enjoy, and above all else is fun to make!

Chex Mix Tropical Recipe

Our family had lots of fun making the Tropical Island Chex Party Mix we are going to put it in snack size baggies and use it as treats for my son’s classroom at school.  You could also put it in a glass mason jar or any other container because it makes a great gift!

Tropical Island Chex Mix Recipe

8 – cups Rice Chex cereal

1 – cup shredded coconut, if desired

1 – cup dried banana chips

1 – package (7 oz) dried tropical fruit mix

1 – jar (3 oz) macadamia nuts

3 – tablespoons butter or margarine

1/4 – cup packed brown sugar

1/4 – cup frozen (thawed) pineapple or orange juice concentrate

Preparation Directions

  1. Heat oven to 300°F.
  2. In ungreased large roasting pan, mix cereal, coconut, banana chips, tropical fruit mix and nuts.
  3. In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar and juice concentrate over medium heat until hot.
  4. Then pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  5. Bake uncovered 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes.
  7. Store in airtight container.

Great Deals at Publix

I’m really excited to tell you about the great savings that is happening this week at Publix:

11/14—12/31: Save $1.00 off 2 Chex cereals, find coupon in the “All The Trimmings” coupon booklet, available now until 12/31/13 in Publix stores.

12/12—12/18: BOGO on the following Chex cereals:

    14.25oz Chocolate Chex

    13.75oz Apple Cinn Chex

    13.5oz Cinn Chex

    14oz Corn Chex

    13.8oz Honey Nut Chex

    12.8oz Rice Chex

    14oz Wheat Chex

    13.5oz Vanilla Chex

I wrote this review and received Free products and information necessary from General Mills and Publix through Platefull Co-Op to facilitate my candid review. No other forms of payment were or will be received. All opinions are that of Coupon Saving Family!

Sep 202012


Publix Running Out? Run In! – Publix $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Getting the kids ready for school in the morning can be stressful enough without someone yelling, “Mom we ran out of toilet paper!” Instead of feeling frustrated because you can’t squeeze the remains from a tube of toothpaste or realizing there are no after-school snacks in the house when the kids hop off the bus, stock up on the products you use every day and breathe a little easier. This September, visit your local Publix during the Running Out? Run In. promotion and receive rewards for buying the General Mills and Procter & Gamble items your family uses most, like Cheerios, Totino’s, Charmin and Crest. Prepare for weekday mayhem this fall with the help of Publix.

From September 20th through September 22nd, look for the “Running Out? Run In.” event at your local Publix store and “run in,” to take advantage of  great savings on some of your favorite brands from General Mills and Procter & Gamble, like Cheerios, Totino’s, Charmin and Crest.


    Buy any of the 6 participating items such as, Pampers Diapers, Tide Pods, and Yoplait Yogurt Kids, and receive a free gallon of Publix milk

    Also, don’t forget to look in-stores for over $13 in coupon savings – coupons are valid September 20th  through October 4th 

    Receive a $5 Publix® gift card to use on your next shopping trip when you purchase $30 or more in participating items between 9/20 and 9/22; simply mail in the rebate form found in-store or online at along with your receipt(s).

    For more details on this great rebate offer, visit!

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One Lucky Reader of Coupon Saving Family will win a Publix $25 Gift Card.

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“I wrote this review and received products and information necessary from General Mills through My Blog Spark to facilitate my candid review. No other forms of payment were or will be received. All opinions are that of Coupon Saving Family.”
May 112010

My Pubix Deals – 5/11/10

I did such a great job shopping at Publix today.  I spent 76.46 and I saved 146.27!  It was a great week to do some stocking up on General Mills cereal.  We were really low on cereal.  Also the at Publix in the coupon booklet by the door at Publix there is buy one get one free Kid Cuisine Coupons.  I only buy these dinners once in a while however my children just love them.
Did you get some great deals this week?  It doesn’t have to be at Publix, it can be at any store.  If so share it with us all at Coupon Saving Family and link it below!

Apr 222010

My Pubix Deals – 4/21/10

I did such a great job shopping at Publix today. I spent 13.78 and I saved 69.27!  I didn’t buy as much tonight as normal however Jonathan really wanted me to go … he was out of peanut butter and it was on sale at Publix!  So off we went!  He had the coupons in his hand!  I also used the 5.00 off coupon I received in the mail!  Did you get one too?

Did you get some great deals this week? It doesn’t have to be at Publix, it can be at any store.  If so share it with us all at Coupon Saving Family and link it below!

Apr 072010
I made a fast trip into Publix tonight.  There was not much planning I will probably make another trip this week maybe…?  Not sure..  Anyhow I didn’t do too bad since I didn’t really plan it.  I spent 13.96 and saved 24.65.
4 – Volia Meals - 4.99 = 9.98
Buy One Get One FREE
Coupons Used
Total Price Paid is 1.99 a bag!
4 – Doritos – 3.99 = 7.98
Buy One Get One FREE
Coupons Used
Total Price Paid is 1.49 each!
Simply Go Gurts
Free Coupon in mail!
Did you save money this week Grocery Shopping?
If so tell us all at Coupon Saving Family leave your link below!

Feb 272010
Buy 20 cans of Green Giant Vegetables for 1.29 each at Publix this week!   Green Giant Veggies are on sale buy one get one free!  Then use the General Mills 5.00 off printable coupon!- Link Fixed! (Thanks Publix Penny Pincher!)  You can get the Green Giant canned Vegetables for only .39 a can.  The best thing is you can really stock up.  I plan to make several trips in this week and get the deal multiple times. 

We love Green Giant Brand.  When I was at General Mills Table Talk General Mills showed me that all Green Giant Veggies are picked, canned or frozen within 8 hours!  So whenever possible Green Giant Vegetables is the Brand I trust to feed my family!  Also in celebration of Italian Days at Publix don’t forget to enter The Publix Italian Day’s 25.00 Gift Card Giveaway on Coupon Saving Family!

Feb 192010
As many of you know Publix is one of my favorite grocery stores.  I save alot of money with all the sales, deals and using coupons at Publix.  So I was so excited to hear It’s Italian Day’s at Publix right now!  And to make it even more exciting, you can also enter to win $10,000 worth of groceries!
With Italian Days at Publix, you can take advantage of valuable offers on some of your favorite General Mills brands such as Progresso, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Muir Glen, and Totino´s.
From February 18th through March 3rd, 2010, visit your local Publix to shop and save during Italian Days. There, you can also enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes, sponsored by General Mills, for a chance to win one of four grand prizes of $10,000 worth of free groceries or one of the 200 $100 Publix gift cards being given as prizes.
There are three easy ways to enter for a chance to win the Sweepstakes. Enter via phone, mail or at – a convenient one-stop website. Not only can you participate in the Sweepstakes at, you´ll also be able to download great coupon savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands and other great offers at Publix.
~  Here´s how it works  ~
1. Click - Stay up to date with the latest General Mills promotions happening at Publix, by visiting Once you´re registered and logged in, you can participate in any the current promotions.
2. Call - If you´d prefer to enter the sweepstakes and participate in other promotions via telephone, feel free to call the General Mills/Publix hotline, at 1.800.627.6059, and be sure to say that you want to enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes. Please be sure to provide your complete contact information (Full name/address/zip code/phone #).
3. Mail - If you prefer to participate via mail-in entry, print and mail your complete contact information (Full Name/address/zip code/phone #) to P.O. Box 2347, Norcross, GA 30091-2347 and be sure to write, “Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes” on the outside of the envelope.
~ Giveaway ~
Thanks to General Mills and My Blog Spark one lucky reader of Coupon Saving Family will win a 25.00 gift card to Publix.  So they can take advantage of some of the valuable offers on General Mills brands at Publix!
To Enter is Simple just Fill Out the form below
(be sure to include your full mailing address in the event you win I will need your mailing address to ship the gift card to you)

Jan 272010
I was checking my email today as always and often I get questions from readers.  Speaking of which I love my emails so keep them coming.  However I have decided to start once in a while when I think others might have the same question posting it online in hopes that is will help other readers too.  So today one reader asks….
Why would you buy several copies of the newspaper? Don’t the coupons generally state “one coupon per customer, per visit”? Also, I wouldn’t think they would be valid for a lengthy time period…am I wrong?
Well I am going to use the Publix Sale for an example.  I shop there usually weekly and take advantage of the buy one get one free sale.  I always match up coupons with the sales.  I recommend you to buy the Sunday newspaper in multiples of twos so you always have coupon for the second item incase there is a buy one get one free sale.  So here is how it would work. 
Let’s say General Mills Cereal is on sale for 4.00 a box.  Buy one get one free.  You would buy 2 boxes.  Your price would be 4.00 for the 1st box the 2nd box would be free due to the Publix sale.  Next you would use your coupons combined with the sale prices you would need two coupons.  That’s when you would look in your coupon box and get out two General Mills Cereal Coupons.  Lets say your coupons are for 1.00 off each box that would be a total of 2.00 saved from the coupons.  Making your total price for the General Mills Cereal 2.00.  Only 1.00 a box when it was all said and done.
The coupons do not usually state one coupon per customer per visit…. they might say one coupon per item unless you had to buy two items to get the savings.
Yes… sometimes I do throw coupons out because I didn’t use them in time however I save so much more by using coupons.
Jan 222010
I am really excited to find out that right now until January 27 you can get a Free pack of Benevia therapeutic nutrition drink.  Here is how you do when you go to Publix look in the front of the store and find the Green Advantage Flyer.  It has a coupon in it that will make the Benevia 4 pack 4.00.  Then go here to a 5.00 off printable coupon for Benevia!  So over all once the deal is done you will come out 1.00 a head.
Thanks Mojo Savings!
Oct 132009
4 – Smart Balance Milk – 2.50 = 10.00
Rain Check Used from last week
Coupons Used
2 – 1.50 off of 2 = 3.00
Total Price Paid is 1.75 each
2 – Volia Meals = 4.99
Buy One Get One Free
Rain Check Used from last week
Coupons Used
1 – 1.00 off of 2 bags = 1.00
Total Price Paid is 2.00 each!
6 – Bags of Fresh Veggis – 1.00 = 6.00
1 – String Cheese = 2.99
Coupons Used
2.00 off peelie fround on front = 2.00
Total Price Paid is .99
1 – Stonyfield Yogurt = .80
2 – Fiber One Yogurt = 2.50
Buy One Get One Free
Coupons Used
2 – 1.25 off = 2.50
Total Price Paid is FREE
2 – Hidden Valley Ranch Dressings = 3.59
Buy One Get One free
Total Price Paid is 1.79
6 – Mashed Potatoes – .50 = 3.00
2 – Halls Breezers – 1.99
Buy One Get One Free
Coupons Used
2 – .75 off = 1.50
Total Price Paid is .25 a bag!
7 – 2 Liter Sodas – .99 = 6.39
8 – Kelloggs Mini Wheats – 1.99 = 15.92
Coupons Used
4 – 2.00 off of 2 boxes = 8.00
Total Price Paid is .99 a box
1 – Publix Milk – FREE
Coupons Used
Inside the Publix Flyer is Free Milk
when you buy 3 Kelloggs Cereal!
2 – Hot/Cold Bags – .59 = 1.18
2 – Knorrs Sides – 1.49
Buy One Get Free
Coupons Used
2 – .40 off Coupons = .80
Final Price Paid is .34 each
4 – Ronzoni Pasta - 1.45 = 2.90
Buy One Get One Free
Coupons Used
2 – 1.00 off of 2 boxes = 2.00
Total Price Paid is .22 a box
1 – 5.00 off Publix Coupon that came in my mail box.

I did really well shopping at Publix this week.  I saved a total of 81.29 and spent a total of 36.14!  I am a part of the Publix Super Savers over a Fiddledeedee’s click here to see how much we all saved!

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