Tobins' Tastes: Saved 80% At Publix Plus Weekly Totals Link Up

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saved 80% At Publix Plus Weekly Totals Link Up

Spent $12, Saved $48

 It was a really small trip for me today. I just don't need anything. This is probably the last week we will be able to get away with not buying meat since we are still eating off of my amazing overage trip a few weeks ago. We are looking into Zaycon for our chicken and I am really excited. Another reason I did not need anything this week was that we won't be cooking while we are on our Spring Break trip so I tried to just shop the "super deals" to add to the stockpile/fridge/freezer.  I may run to Walmart later tonight (I am dreading it) to get a few things I couldn't find at Publix for a fun St. Patricks Day treat but other than that no other shopping trips for me this week.

A few people have commented or asked about the lack of basics or staples in my shopping trips. No we don't eat frozen food/processed every night. As you can see from my past shopping trips, I try to stock up on the basics when they are on sale. I may buy 20 boxes of whole wheat pasta one week and then not buy it again for a few months. We stock up on flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk, cheese, cereal, and veggies (frozen or fresh) when they are on great sale and I make sure that they have a decent expiration date so we can eat them for a week or two (or longer). We also don't eat everything I buy in one shopping trip during one week. The four frozen Stouffer's meals will get eaten over the next few months until they go on sale again. That is the beauty of couponing!

 If you only look at one trip you may not see that but I promise you we make alot of meals from scratch (just check out my recipe tabs above) and we use our stockpile/fridge/freezer to supplement our meals with veggies and to make fresh bread and other stuff. I also use a little of our grocery budget to visit the local farmer's market when we can too. Just wanted to clarify that : )

This week was short and sweet. Not too many coupons but I did hit $30 before coupons so I could use one of my $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons.

Today's Trip:
 Total retail value: $59.89
Total spent: $11.98
Total saved: $47.91
Percent saved: 80%

What I bought with sale and coupon match ups:
  • 1 bottle of Suave Keratin Professionals Dry Shampoo, retails for $3.49
    • Had a free product coupon from a Facebook promo
    • Made it FREE
  •  3 packages of Kraft Fresh Take mix, retails for $3.19, on sale for $2.00 each
    • Used three $1 off coupons from the 2/26 SS
    • Plus the $2/2 Publix coupons from the Yellow Ad. Flyer (combined with granola bars below)
    • Made them all FREE
  •  3 packages of MilkBite granola bars, retails for $2.99 each, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used three $1.50 off coupons from the Kraft 2012 Recipes book
    • Stacked with $2/2 Publix coupons from above
    • Made them all FREE
  • 4 Odwalla juices, retails for $2.50
  • 2 boxes of Barilla Pasta, retails for $1.49 each, on sale BOGO (.74 cents each)
    • Used two $1 off WYB Pasta and Sauce from Barilla's website
    • Made them .24 cents each
  • 2 jars of Barilla Pasta Sauce, retails for $2.89 each, on sale BOGO ($1.44 each)
    • Used above coupons from Barilla's website
    • Made them .94 cents each
  • 2 boxes of Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks (I secretly love these!), retails for $2.79 each, on sale BOGO ($1.39 each)
    • Used a $1/2 coupon from the 1/15 SS
    • Made them .89 cents each
  • 2 Pillsbury bread products, retail for $2.87 each, on sale for $2.00 each
  • 2 travel sized Renu contact solutions, retails for $2.99 (probably cheaper somewhere else but it was right there)
    • Used two $2 off printables from
    • Made them .99 cents each

How did you do this week? I would love to be inspired by your savings and get ideas from your great deals. Join in the link up below to show us your stuff! If you want to spread the word about this link up, I would love it if you would grab my button from the side bar or link back to me in your post. The more people to link up the better! Can't wait to see how you did!

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