Tobins' Tastes: This Week's Publix Trip & Weekly Totals Link Up 3/3

Saturday, March 3, 2012

This Week's Publix Trip & Weekly Totals Link Up 3/3


This has been a crazy week and I am so sorry for being such a bad blogger the last few days. Thursday was my dad's birthday and we celebrated with a family dinner so I did not make it to Publix like I usually do on Thursday afternoons. (Check out the Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes we made to celebrate!) Friday I took 100 of my students on a field trip to the Federal Reserve Bank in Miami so by the time I got home late afternoon, I was way to tired to think about braving the grocery store.

 I finally went and did my weekly shopping this morning and picked up tons of great freebies, money makers and deals as well as got the things we need for tonight's little dinner party that we did not have on  had in the stockpile or freezer. Reason #1,237,983 I love couponing is that it no longer costs me a fortune to entertain and have people over : )

As you can see from my receipt, my $108 in savings didn't just come from using manufacturer's coupons. I also saved alot of money by stacking store coupons and taking advantage of in store sales like BOGO promotions. I also had a $5/$50 Albertson's coupon from this week's flyer that my store accepts as a competitor. I definitely took advantage of the start of "Frozen Food Month" by stocking our freezer this week.


This week's breakdown:
Total retail value: $137.94
Total spent: $29.71
Total saved: $108.23
Percent saved: 78%

Here is what I got with sale/coupons used match ups:
  • 3 Philadelphia Cooking Creams, retails for $2.99, on sale for $2.00 each
    • For this and the next 2 items I used a number of the $2/2 Kraft items Publix coupons from the Yellow Ad. Flyer, basically getting $1 off each item
    • Stacked with three $1 coupons from the Kraft 2012 Recipes booklet
    • Made them all FREE
  • 3 Packages of Kraft Fresh Take breadcrumb mixture, retails for $3.19 each, on sale for $2.00
    • Used above mentioned Publix coupons
    • Stacked with three $1.50 off coupons from the Kraft 2012 booklet
    • Made them all FREE plus .50 cents in overage each
  • 3 Philadelphia Indulgence Cream Cheeses, retails for $2.99 each, on sale for $2.00
    • Used above mentioned Publix coupons
    • Stacked with three $1.50 off coupons from the Kraft 2012 booklet
    • Made them all FREE plus .50 cents in overage each
  • 2 gallons of Publix milk, retails for $3.65 each
    • Used two FREE gallon of milk coupons WYB any 3 breakfast items coupons from Facebook
    • Made them BOTH FREE 
  • 4 four packs of Dannon Light 'n Fit yogurt, retails for $2.19
    • Used four .25 cents off coupons from Coupons.com
    • Stacked with two $2/2 Publix coupons from the Yellow Ad. Flyer
    • Made them .94 cents per four pack plus they counted towards my free milk
  • 2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, retails for $1.79 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used a $1.00/2 coupon from Pillsbury.com (old)
    • Made them .50 cents each and they counted towards my free milk
  • 4 Stouffer's Family Sized Entrees, retails for $8.11 each, on sale for $3.99
    • Used four $2 off coupons from the 1/29 RP
    • Made them $1.99 each
  • 6 bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish, retails for $2.39 each
    • On sale BOGO made them $1.39 each
  • 4 Smart Ones Dessert 4 ct packages, retails for $3.99 each, on sale BOGO ($1.99 each)
    • Used two $1/2 printables from manufacturer's email newsletter
    • Made them $1.49 per 4 ct. package
  • 2 Bird's Eye Volia! Meals, retails for $5.17 each, on sale BOGO ($2.58 each)
    • Used two $1.85 off printables from CouponNetwork.com
    • Made them .73 cents each
  • 2 bottles of Coffee Mate Natural Bliss creamer, retails for $2.50, on sale for $1.67
    • Used two $1.00 off coupons from Facebook
    • Made them .67 cents each
  • 1 bottle of Loreal 360 Facewash, retails for around $5
    • On clearance for $1.70
  • 3 pound bag of baby red potatoes, on sale for $3.79 a bag
  • Organic Basil, retails for $2.49, on sale for $1.99
  • Fresh Garlic, .36 cents
  • Fresh Lemon, 67 cents
  • Pie Crust, $2.49
How did you do this week? Link up to your weekly totals or a post on a great shopping trip. Can't wait to see how much you saved and how you did it!


4 comments:

  1. what were your 3 breakfast items??

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  2. Forget my question!! I see the cinnamon rolls!!

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  3. Karen,

    This week was light on fresh food, veggies,eggs and meat. That is because we are very well stocked on it from previous week's trips. Many times if I get certain "processed foods" for cheap or free that we do not eat I donate them to the local homeless shelters and food banks. It is a great way to be able to donate alot of stuff without breaking out budget.

    And hey, who doesn't like a little treat of Cinnamon Rolls every once and awhile : )

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  4. I'm with you on the occasional treat, but spending the same amount of money on ingredients (grains, dried beans, etc.), would net you a much healthier diet.

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