Tobins' Tastes: Saved 103% At Publix!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Saved 103% At Publix!

Publix paid me $1.57 for $48 worth
Living in the land of no doubled coupons and pretty high grocery prices mean that getting things for "free" are few and far between. Scenarios like those depicted on some t.v. shows don't happen for people in South Florida. But every once and awhile the coupon and sale stars align and I can get in a trip that is completely free and this time Publix even owed me!

Now, I clearly couldn't have this have been my only trip for the week but since I got all of our basics during Thursday's trip this trip was just a fun bonus for the week. I had originally planned on grabbing some of the BOGO Buitoni pasta during my regular Thursday trip last week but after hearing that we might get some store coupons to stack with the man. coupons I already, had making it better than free, I decided to wait.

As I gathered my coupons for my trip on Monday I realized that there were a few more free or cheap deals and I decided to make a list to get to $30 to use a $5/$30 coupon. Since my Buitoni was better than free and the rest of my items were free or very cheap using the $5 off coupon made everything free when it was all said and done.

While I love having completely free shopping trips, I know that they are rare and I also understand that in order for us to actually have something to eat besides truvia topped linguine I have to have times when I "only" save 60%. But all couponers know, there is nothing like the feeling of seeing your total be zero, or even better, negative.

Breakdown of Monday's Publix trip:
Total retail value: $47.80
Total saved: $49.37
Total spent: Publix owed me $1.57
Percent saved: 103%

What I got with coupon/sale match ups:
  • 6 packages of Buitoni fresh pasta, retails for $2.49 each, on sale BOGO ($1.25 each)
    • Used six $1 off Publix coupons from the 9/16 RP or printable HERE
    • Stacked with two $1 off Facebook man. coupons and two $1 off coupons from the 7/22 SS
    • Made them all FREE and a $2.53 moneymaker total
  •  4 boxes of Truvia sweetener, retails for $3.99 each, on sale for $2.99 each
    • Used four $2 off coupons from the 9/16 RP
    • Used four $1 off Publix coupons from the Good To Go booklet or printable HERE
    • Made them all FREE
  •  6 Voskos Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.50 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used two $1/3 Publix coupons from the Good To Go booklet or printable HERE
    • Made them .66 cents each
  •  2 bottles of Pom Wonderful juice, retails for $3.59, on sale for $3 each
    • Used two $1 off printables from the man. website
    • Stacked with two $1 off Publix coupons from the Good To Go booklet or printable HERE
    • Made them $1 each
Make sure you check out my Stella & Dot Trunk Show before it closes this weekend and come back on Thursday for my weekly totals link up!


  1. stopping by from follow me Wednesday! hope you can stop by!

  2. Ashley, sadly I think that the print limit might have been reached on that one due to the sale : ( You may find the same coupons in your RP from this past Sunday though...

  3. Wow, that's awesome! Great job!

    BTW, are you close to Miami or do you know someone with kids who are? If so, I am giving away 4 tickets to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival, and the giveaway is VERY low entry.


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