Tobins' Tastes: Publix Trip 12/9

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Publix Trip 12/9



This week got a little crazy so I did not end up getting to go shopping until Friday afternoon right before our party. I was a little nervous that the price of this week's trip would be higher than usual because I needed alot of fresh veggies and stuff for our party that I did not have good coupons for. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how low my final total was compared to what it could have been. I had a few money makers and I did hit my $80 before coupons total so I could use both my $5/50 Publix coupon (my last one sadly) and my $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon.

We did end up buying our meat for our party at Sam's since we still have our membership there right now. Since Publix does not really do store meat coupons and also does not print Catalinas which many couponers use towards fresh meat, end up buying alot of our meat at Sam's because it ends up being cheaper per pound especially when we need a large amount. It is one of the only things we currently buy at Sam's anymore. Check out this comparison of grocery shopping with coupons versus warehouse shopping for more details on why. 

Here is the breakdown of this week's trip:
Total retail value: $111.60
Spent out of pocket: $50.51
Total saved: $61.09
Percent saved: 54%

Ideally, I like to save at least 60% or more but considering that this trip included fresh carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, broccoli, 2 bags of apple slices and 3 bags of baby spinach I am ok with only saving 54% this week.

Here are the highlights with coupon match ups:
  • 1 tube of Crest Complete toothpaste, retails for $3.29, on sale for $2.39
    • Used a $2 off man. coupon from the 9/11 SS
    • Stacked with a $1 off coupon from the Stocking Spree booklet
    • Made it FREE plus .61 cents overage
  • 1 Oral-B Complete toothbrush, retails for $3.69, on sale for $2.39
    • Used a $2 off man. coupon from the 9/11 SS
    • Stacked with a $1 off coupon from the Stocking Spree booklet
    • Made it FREE plus .61 cents overage
  • 2 bottles of Kikkoman Ponzu Sauce, retails for $2.49 each
    • Used two $3 off man. printable coupons from the man. website
    • Made each bottle FREE plus .51 cents in overage
  • 2 cans of Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce, retails for .89 cent each
    • Used two .75 cents off coupons from Coupons.com
    • Made each can .14 cents
  • 2 cans of Muir Glen Organic Soup, retails for $2.59, on sale for $1.67
  • 2 boxes of Kashi Cereal, retails for $4.09 each, on sale for $2.99 each
  • 4 five pound bags of Gold Medal Flour, retails for $2.37 each
    • Used four $1 off Publix store coupons from the current Yellow Advantage flyer found in the front of stores
    • Made them .87 cents each (tis the season to stock up on baking supplies!)
  • 2 tubs of Smart Balance, retails for $3.59 each, on sale BOGO ($1.79 each)
    • Used two $1 off any Smart Balance product from woundedwarriors.com
    • Made them .79 cents each, I buy them and freeze them when I can get it under $1 each
  • 1 bottle of Coffeemate Natural Bliss, retails for $2.50, on sale for $1.67
    • Used a .50 off coupon from a newspaper insert
    • Made it $1.17
  • 2 bags of Celentano Meatballs, retails for $3.29 each, on sale for $2.79 each
    • Used a $1.50/2 Publix store coupon from the Winter Family Savings booklet
    • Made them $2.04 each
  • 1 bottle of Weiman's Glass Stove Top Cleaner and 1 pack of Weiman Scrubbing Pads, retails for $3.99 and $1.99 each
    • Used two .65 cents off printable coupons from the man. website
    • Stacked with a Publix store coupons for free scrubbing pads when you buy any other Weiman product from the Winter Family Savings booklet
    • Made both products $2.69 total
Everything else was either needed for the party or on sale BOGO. I got some other great deals on stuff at Target that I will post about soon.

Comment with any questions or if you found any great deals at Publix this week!

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