Tobins' Tastes: Publix Trip 1/27

Friday, January 27, 2012

Publix Trip 1/27




Today's shopping trip was too big to fit into one picture which should make me feel a little bit better about the fact that I spent way more than normal. After a few straight weeks of not spending more than $30, today I spent $60. That may not sound like alot to some people but it has been awhile since I have seen that number at the register. I saved 64% this week and even though I ideally like to save at least 70%, I consider anything above 50% savings a success. When I think about how we used to spend at least $100 a week on a minimal amount of stuff (compared to what I got for $60 today), I am so thankful I started couponing.

Part of the reason I spent more than usual was that I got some higher priced items like laundry detergent and toilet paper. I also got a small pork tenderloin that was on sale as well as some fun frozen snacks for when we have people over on the weekends (Super Bowl). It was also a really good week at Publix for us and there were some pretty good sales on stuff that we have not bought since this summer and I wanted to get restocked on them.

Here is the breakdown:
Total retail value: $168.28
Total spent: $60.01
Total saved: $108.27
Percent saved: 64%

Here is what I bought today with the coupon/sale match ups:
  • 3 boxes of Fiber One Cereal, retails for $4.55 a box, on sale for $2.50 a box
    • Used three $2 off store coupons from the Publix weekly ad (found in stores)
    • Stacked with three .85 cents off printables from BettyCrocker.com
    • Made them all FREE plus .35 cents in overage per box
  • 1 packet of Kikkoman stir fry seasoning, retails for .99 cents, on sale for .89 cents
    • Used a $1 off printable from SmartSource.com
    • Made it FREE plus .10 cents in overage
  • 3 boxes of Jolly Pop popcorn, retails for $2.49 a box, on sale for $1.00 each
    • Used three .50 cents off coupons from the 1/15 SS
    • Made them .50 cents each
  • 2 pouches of Starkist tuna, retails for $1.39, on sale for $1.00 each
    • Used a $1/2 Publix coupon from the Find Yourself In Good Health Booklet
    • All out of prints for the manufactures coupons : (
    • Made them .50 cents each
  • 4 bottles of Glass Plus, retails for $2.49 each, on sale BOGO ($1.25 each)
    • Used four .35 cents off coupons from the 1/1 SS
    • Made them .90 cents each
  • 4 bags of Pepperidge Farms Gold Fish, retails for $2.39 each,
    • On sale BOGO made them $1.20 each (not as good as the $1 sale but I haven't seen that sale for a few months in my area)
  • 2 cartons of Swanson Chicken Broth, retails for $2.69 each
    • Used two $1 off Publix coupons from the weekly ad
    • Stacked with a $1/2 printable from CampbellsKitchen.com
    • Plus an in store promotion to get the Publix brand free
    • In total, I paid $2.38 for all three or .79 cents each
  • 3 tubes of Pilsbury Grands Biscuits, retails for $2.15 each, on sale for $1.00 each
  • 2 canisters of Crystal Light, retails for $4.05 each, on sale $2.00 each
    • Used a $1/2 in store blinkie
    • Made them $1.50 each
  • 3 bottles of All Free & Clear laundry detergent, retails for $5.99 each, on sale for $3.50 each
    • Used three $1 off printable Target.com coupons
    • Used three $1 off manufacturer coupons from an newspaper insert
    • Made them $1.50 each
  • 2 boxes of Betty Crocker muffin mix, retails for $2.79 each
    • Used two $1 off Publix coupons from the weekly ad
    • Stacked with a $1.10/2 printable from BettyCrocker.com
    • Made them $1.24 each
  • 4 bags of Farm Rich frozen appetizers, retails for $6.99 each, on sale BOGO ($3.49 each)
    • Used two $1.50/2 coupons from the 1/15 SS
    • Made them $2.74 each
  • 2 Freschetta frozen pizzas, retails for $7.15 each, on sale BOGO ($3.57 each)
    • Used a $1/2 coupon from the 1/22 SS
    • Made them $3.07 each
  • 2 bags of Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese (impulse buy), retails for $2.59
    • On sale BOGO, made it $1.30 each
  • 1 can of Del Monte diced tomatoes, retails for $1.55
  • Pork tenderloin, retails for $6.50 a pound on sale for $4.99 a pound
  • Publix Greenwise shredded carrots, on sale for $1.99 (made them the same price as the non organic which were not on sale)
Did you find any great unadvertised sales?

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