Tobins' Tastes: Weekly Totals Link Up & Saved $80 At Publix Today 4/12

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Weekly Totals Link Up & Saved $80 At Publix Today 4/12

Spent $42 for $120 Worth

 After a few weeks of lack luster shopping trips (in my opinion), I was so happy with how today's trip turned out. Today was the perfect balance of buying what I needed for our life/meals and stocking up on couponed items. I was finally able to break out of my two week slump of saving less than 60% this week. I ideally like to save 70% but because I coupon a little more "realistically" than extreme types, I don't always save that much since I still try to buy what we want within reason and not buy more than we need of the super deals.

I was lucky to have the $5/$30 Publix coupon from this past Sunday's paper as well as the option to use either a $5/$30 Enjoy The City Winn Dixie coupon (hate parting with those!) or a $5/$50 Target catalina that printed for me last week. I didn't know if I would hit $80 before coupons but surprisingly I did and I was able to use the Target once which expires in 10 days.

I only spent $42 today which includes a 5 pound whole chicken, trash bag, sandwich bags, salad, 2 boxes of Kashi bars and much more. Pretty good day in my book. I did hit up Target Easter clearance earlier this week and spend about $15 so that still keeps me under our weekly spending budget with a little extra left over from the week to stick into our new camera fund : )

Remember to link up below and show off how well you did this week! We have had 25 link ups or more the past few weeks and I just love seeing how you all save and finding new blogs to read.

Breakdown of today's trip:
Total retail value: $120.64
Total spent: $41.79
Total saved: $78.88
Percent saved: 65%

What I bought with sale/coupon match ups:
  • 2 bags of Fresh Express Salad, retails for $3.99 each, on sale BOGO ($1.99 each)
  •  2 bags of Alexia Frozen Sweet Potato products, retails for $3.79 each, on sale for $3.00 each
    • Used two $1.00 coupons from Coupons.com
    • Stacked with two .75 cents off Publix coupons from the Freshen Up Your Menu Booklet
    • Made them $1.25 each
  •  2 bags of Cape Cod chips, retails for $3.79 each, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used a $1/2 coupon from the 4/1 SS
    • Made them $2.00 each
  •  2 boxes of Kashi granola bars, retails for $4.05 each, on sale for $2.99 each
    • Used two $2.00 off coupons from Recycle Bank
    • Made them .99 cents each
  •  1 half gallon of Silk Almond Milk, retails for $3.49, on sale for $2.50
    • Used a .75 cents off coupon from Coupons.com
    • Made it $1.75
  •  4 bags of Goldfish crackers, retails for $2.39 each
    • On sale BOGO, made them $1.19 each
  •  1 bag of Terra Sweet Potato Chips, retails for $3.50
    • On clearance rack for $2.00
  •  2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, retails for $1.59 each, on sale for $1.00
  • 1 bag of Kraft Shredded Motzerella cheese, retails for $4.19
    • On sale 50% off, made it $2.10
  • 1 package of whole wheat Tandoori Naan retails for $2.99
    • On sale for $2.50
  •    Almost 5 pound Purdue whole chicken, on sale for $1.29 a pound
    • Made it $5.93 
  •  2 packages of Kraft Big Cheese slices, retails for $3.19
    • On sale 50% off made them  $1.59 each
    • Used two $1 off manufacturer coupons found in the store, I had some from a few weeks ago but there was also a display of them in the aisle at my store
    • Made them .59 cents each
  •  Banana, on sale for .28 cents
    • Used a $1.00 off produce WYB Kraft Cheese slices Publix coupon from Cooking With Kraft
    • Made it FREE plus .72 cents overage
  •  Lemon, .67 cents
    • Used a $1.00 off produce WYB Kraft Cheese slices Publix coupon from Cooking With Kraft
    • Made it FREE plus .23 cents overage
  •  Glad Tall Kitchen trash bags, retails for $8.11, on sale for $5.99
    • Used a $1 off coupon from Coupons.com
    • Stacked with a $1 off Publix coupon from the One Stop, One Store booklet
    • Made them $3.99
  •  4 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners, retails for $2.29 each, on sale BOGO ($1.14 each)
    • Used two .50/2 coupons from Lysol's website
    • Made them .89 cents each
  •  2 boxes of Glad storage bags, retails for $3.49 each
    • On sale BOGO made them $1.74 each
  • 1 loaf of Publix Bakery Sourdough bread, retails for $3.65
    • Used a $1 off Publix bakery item WYB Kraft Shredded Cheese from Cooking With Kraft
    • Made it $2.65
How did you do this week? Inspire me (and everyone else) with your amazing savings and deals this week. Please link up directly to your specific post. No main pages, giveaways, or etsy shops please. I would love it if you would link back to this post or grab my button from the sidebar : )

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4 comments:

  1. Ahhhh - I love Cape Cod chips! One of these days I will be able to have a story like this to share- I really need to learn how to maximize coupons and store savings. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from Friendship Friday with Create with Joy.

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  2. You did great! I just picked up a few deals this week, but I am likely going back before the deals expire. I need some garbage bags too, and I have the coupons all printed.

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  3. Good job!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great shopping! Thanks for linking up at Pounds4Pennies this week!

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