Tobins' Tastes: Weekly Totals Link Up: Saved 72% & $130 At Publix

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Weekly Totals Link Up: Saved 72% & $130 At Publix

Got everything in both pictures for $51. Saved $132 on $184 worth of groceries!
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I don't know about you but I have had a crazy week. I just feel like no matter what I just can't find time to get everything done. I have been meaning to head to Target for weeks now and every week I just barely make it to Publix for my once a week trip.

I am in love with this week's Publix ad and I had a great shopping trip today. I had a $5/$50 Target catalina that was set to expire so I was able to use that and a $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon to bring my totals down even lower.

 I stayed right around my $50 a week preferred spending which is perfect since we are hopefully buying our new fancy camera during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales next week. We have met our savings goal for the camera thanks to our surplus grocery cash, gift card deals, some tutoring and some small income from this blog but it will be nice to have a little extra cash on hand while we shop to put towards a memory card, etc.  Read more about our cash grocery budget HERE.

We aren't hosting Thanksgiving this year but we are bringing the mashed potatoes, carrots and stuffing to my mom's so I will be making a small trip later next week to pick up some fresh items since there are so many great produce deals.
#couponerproblems
As you can see from the freezer pictures we are completely over stocked on frozen veggies, frozen breads, and frozen meat so we will be trying to clean those out over the next few weeks so I won't be buying too many fresh items until we can eat through some of our stash : )


I did buy a 20! pound turkey for our Christmas party later this year because I just couldn't pass up 20 pounds of meat for $12. Much of what I have bought the last few weeks and will buy in the upcoming weeks will all be used for our Christmas party and for bring dishes to holiday events with family and friends. Love being able to get what I need while it's on sale!

I also found tons of the Winter Family Savings booklets and since a friend had also grabbed me some from her store I will be having a little giveaway of them tomorrow morning for those of you who can't find them in your store : )

Breakdown of today's Publix trip:
Total retail value: $184.06
Total spent: $51.88
Total saved: $132.18
Percent saved: 72%

What I got with sales/coupon match ups:
  • 20.76 pound turkey, retails for $30.93, on sale for .59 cents a pound or $12.25 total
  • 2 packages of Cracker Barrel Cheese, retails for $4.39 each, on sale for $3.00 each
    • Used two $1 off coupons from the 11/11 SS
    • Made them $2.00 each 
  • 4 pounds of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sticks, retails for $3.49 each, on sale BOGO ($1.74 each)
    • Used four $1 off coupons (try zip 90210, it was available there still earlier today)
    • Made them .74 cents a pound
  •  4 cans of Lindsey Olives, retails for $2.09 each, on sale BOGO ($1.04 each)
    • Used four $1 off Facebook coupons
    • Made them .04 cents a can
  •  2 bottles of Complete Contact Solution, retails for $8.99 each, on sale BOGO ($4.50 each)
    • Used two $1 off coupons from the 11/11 SS
    • Made them $3.50 a bottle
  •  2 tubs of Smart Balance Spread, retails for $2.50 each, on sale for $1.50 each
  •  1 half gallon of Smart Balance Milk, retails for $3.99, on sale for $2.50
  •  4 cartons of Swanson Broth, retails for $2.69 each, on sale BOGO ($1.34 each)
  •  4 boxes of Uncle Ben's Wild Rice, retails for $2.09 each, on sale BOGO ($1.05 each)
    • Used two $1/2 coupons from the 11/11 RP
    • Made them .52 cents each
  •  2 boxes of Velveeta and Shells Mac & Cheese, retails for $3.05, on sale BOGO ($1.52 each)
    • Used a $1/2 coupon (no longer available)
    • Made them $1.02 each (not a great price but we like having them around for a treat)
  •  2 bags of Frozen Alexia Rolls, retails for $3.69, on sale BOGO ($1.84 each)
  •  4 packages of Vanity Fair Napkins, retails for $2.29 each, on sale BOGO ($1.15 each)
  • 4 cans of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup, retails for $1.33 each, on sale BOGO (.66 cents each)
  •  4 two count packages of O-Cello Sponges, retails for $1.99-$2.49 each, on sale for .99-$1.24 each
    • Used two .75/2 coupons
    • Made them .62 cents-.87 cents per two count package
  •  4 tubs of Cool Whip, retails for $2.03 each, on sale BOGO ($1.01 each)
  •  1 two pack of Publix pie crusts, retails for $2.79, on sale for $2
  •  2 Betty Crocker Cake mixes, retails for $1.95 each, on sale BOGO (.97 cents each)
  • 2 Pam Sprays, retails for $3.35 each, on sale BOGO ($1.67 each)
    • Used two .30 cents off coupons from the 10/21 SS 
    • Stacked with two .75 cents off Target coupons
    • Made them .62 cents each
  •  3 Chobani Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.33 each, on sale for $1 each
  •  2 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, retails for $2.69, on sale for $1.25 each
    • Used two .50 cents off coupons from 10/14 SS
    • Made them .75 cents a package
  •  1 bag of Publix Baby Spinach, retails for $2.49, on sale for $2.29
  •  1 bag of Publix Baby Carrots, retails for $1.79, on sale for .99 cents
  • 1 pound bag of fresh green beans, $1.03
 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 also "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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2 comments:

  1. Great job spending those coupons! I have two fridges and am about to fire up my deep freezer as well. I agree, #couponerproblems... ;)

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  2. I wish we were able to double up on coupons here. booo. Wow, I'm so impressed at what you got and at the discount you got them at. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to the Empowered Living hop.

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