Posted by: thesavinghabit | July 6, 2011

The Value of Home Remedies / weekly deals 7/6-7/13/2011

Do you get tired of paying high prices for Over-The-Counter medicines/treatments for various minor health issues? You may be surprised to find that a few regular household products can be very beneficial to have around!

Apple Cider Vinegar in particular seems to have many health benefits, both if taken internally or used as a topical treatment. And it’s very affordable!  Earth Clinic Folk Remedies has a very helpful article you can find here.

But that’s just one product that can help. There are many other remedies using products such as milk, honey, olive oil, baking soda, just to name a few. MSN Health has some helpful information for sunburn/razor burn, flaky skin, minor wounds, athlete’s foot, insect bites and much more that you can find here.

Another homeopathic treatment that we find very helpful is for swimmer’s ear. My kids are in the pool a lot in the summer and tend to suffer from this frequently. So, as prevention, we have used is a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol after the kids have been in the water.  You can find more about this and other home remedies here.

I think you will find that many home remedies can be very valuable and effective, and can save you a good deal of money by not having to pay for expensive creams, lotions, and other treatments. It’s certainly worth checking into.

**Disclaimer** I am not a medical professional. Please do your own research on homeopathic remedies and their safety and effectiveness before use. When necessary, consult with your physician.

Publix New Coupon Policy

Effective May 23, 2011, Publix has announced that it will no longer accept competitor coupons from drug stores such as Walgreens and CVS for items other than prescriptions.  I have also been told that they do not consider Target and Walmart competitors and do not accept those coupons. However, each region may vary because some stores have accepted Target coupons from me, and some have not.  So, I recommend checking specifically with your store.

In addition, Publix reserves the right to limit quantities of items purchased with coupons.

You can read Publix statement regarding their policy here.

I think we are going to see these types of changes as a growing trend due to the fact that more people are using coupons in this economy. And, unfortunately, I believe the TV show “Extreme Couponing” has encouraged hoarding instead of sensible couponing.   Publix has always technically had a limit on their BOGO sales, but I’ve never had a store enforce it on me. However, if people start emptying their shelves of sale product, I’m sure Publix will start doing enforcing that policy.

Now for some other good stuff!

All You Magazine June Coupon List – Frugally Thrifty has been kind enough to provide a list of coupons that will be in Walmart’s All You Magazine for July.  You can check it out here to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for less.  However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has less coupons than the newsstand version.

Walmart Deals – has put up the best deals at Walmart for this week. You can find it here.

For local calendar events:

For Delray Beach, click here.

For Boynton Beach, click here.

For Boca Raton, click here.

 Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

 Whole Foods:  Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.  You may also want to check out The Thrifty Mama’s post on Whole Foods deals here.

 Publix Greenwise:  Click here for their weekly ads.

 Many thanks to for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

 For Publix “Super Deals” for 7/7-7/13, please click here.

 For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 7/7-7/13, please click here.

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

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Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at

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