Tobins' Tastes: Weekly Totals Link Up; A week of saving 87% At Publix

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Weekly Totals Link Up; A week of saving 87% At Publix

Today's Publix Trip: Spent $17, Saved $122


What a week I had. I actually felt like a crazy couponer this week. I made three different Publix trips and hit up Walmart too. I live within a mile of these stores so I didn't have to drive far but I still feel a little like an extreme couponer for shopping so much. I stayed under $50 total for the week so I don't feel too bad though : ) 

Today's Publix trip was a little flustering but very sucessful. I had tons of coupons and found many of the prices I had planned on were actually lower when I got to the store. I was able to use my $5/$30 Publix coupon from yesterday's paper, plus a $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon and a $3 off WYB $20 worth of Beauty/Hair/Skincare items Target catalina. My store had both the vitamin money makers in stock as well as all the items I had on my list.

We needed nothing in the way of fresh groceries this week. Since we were out of town this past weekend and family in town for fun events the first few days of this week, I still have plenty of veggies/salad left from my last Publix trip and our fridge and freezer are well stocked on meat, eggs, and other everyday items. To me this truly is the beauty of couponing and shopping sales.

Being well stocked allowed me to spend my grocery budget this week on hurricane supplies, health and beauty items and lots of fun treats and snacks for the summer. Our fridge and freezer are at capacity so I will have to tone it down and take it easy next week. 

Here is what I spent this week (click on the links to see the details of the first two trips:
Wednesday: Mini WalMart Trip (see below) : $5.52
Today's Publix Trip (see below) : $17.52
Total spent this week: $41.00 

Wednesday's Mini Walmart Trip: Spent $5.52, Saved $8
  •  6 Dannon Okios, retail for $1 each
    • Used three B1G1 free coupons from the 5/20 SS
    • Used one $1/3 coupon from the 5/20 SS
    • Made them .33 cents each
  •  4 Odwalla Drinks, retails for $1.88 each (best price I have ever seen!)
A quick WalMart Run

Today's Publix Trip:
Total retail value: $139.82
Total spent: $17.57
Total saved: $122.25
Percent saved: 87%
 
Love how my Publix receipt breaks down where my saving come from.
 Breakdown of what I got with sale/coupon match ups:
  • 4 bottles of Nature Made Vitamins, retails for $3.99 each
    • Used two $6 off Publix coupons from the Green Ad. flyer
    • Stacked with four $2 off coupons
    • Made them all FREE plus a $4.04 MONEYMAKER TOTAL
  •  2 bottles of Sundown Naturals Vitamins, retails for $3.79 each
    • Used two $3 off Publix coupons from the Green Ad. flyer
    • Stacked with a $3/2 printable coupon from a man. email
    • Made them both FREE plus a $1.42 MONEYMAKER TOTAL
  •  2 packages of Olay Face Clothes, retails for $6.99 each, on sale for $4.49 each
    • Used two $3 off coupons from the 6/3 P&G
    • Made them $1.49 each
  •  4 packages of Jello Snack Packs, retail for $3.49 each, on sale for $2.00 each
    • Used four $1.10 off coupons from Coupons.com (no longer available)
    • Stacked with a B3G1 FREE Target coupon
    • Made them .40 cents each
  • 4 bottles of Nivea for Men Shaving Cream, retails for $2.19 each, on sale for $1.53 each
  •  2 Nivea for Men Shave Balms, retails for $5.99 each, on sale for $4.19 each
  •  1 bottle of Garnier Fructis Shampoo, retails for $3.49, on sale for $2.99
  •  6 packages of Monterey Foods Gourmet Ravioli, retails for $4.19 each, on sale BOGO (2.19 each)
    • Used two $1.50 off printable coupons (no longer available)
    • Stacked with four $1 off coupons from the 4/29 RP
    • Made them .69 cents to $1.19 each (we love these for an easy dinner or lunch)
  • 4 cups of Fage Greek Yogurt, retails for $1.50 each
    • On sale for $1 each
  •  2 Freschetta Frozen Pizzas, retails for $7.15 each, on sale BOGO ($3.57 each)
    • Used two $1 off coupons from the 4/22 SS
    • Made them $2.57 each
  •  1 half gallon of Silk Almond Milk, retails for $3.49, on sale for $2.50
  •  2 bags of Bird's Eye Steam Fresh Veggies, retails for $2.67 each, on sale for $1.34 each
    • Used two .35 cents off coupons I had found in the store weeks ago
    • Made them .99 cents each
  •  2 packages of Weight Watchers Desserts, retails for $3.99 each, on sale BOGO ($1.99 each)
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. Do not link up to your blog's home page, giveaways, or etsy shops please. You can now "like" Couponing & Cooking on Facebook too! I would love it if you would link back to this post or grab my button from the sidebar : )

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