Tobins' Tastes: Weekly Totals Link Up: Saved 83% and $81 at Publix

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Weekly Totals Link Up: Saved 83% and $81 at Publix

Spent $16, saved $81
Can you imagine paying almost $100 for these groceries. I was mind blown when I realized how much these would have been out of pocket with no sales or coupons. I didn't even buy any meat or much produce. To think back to the days when i would be been ok with paying full price for these things makes me cringe. 

This week was an amazing shopping week for me. I hit up CVS and saved 74% and then the stars aligned for me at Publix today and I was able to advantage of a gift card with purchase deal, a $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon and tons of sales and coupons. I also had two coupons for FREE products from blog promotions and used three Publix Yellow Ad. Flyer FREE product coupons too. 

I was so excited when I called my Publix's and they told me that they would honor the recent FREE $10 gift card when you make a $50 purchase coupon from Target. Since it was a gift card deal coupon, I could also use the money off total purchase coupon as well. 

I was thrilled to stock up on baking supplies and Justin is very happy with cheap coffee. I may run back and do another transaction later this week for just chocolate chips and free ziploc containers so I can be completely stocked for the year. I thought I had bought enough baking chips during last year's sale but I ran out by June. This year I am making sure I buy enough during the holiday sales to last me the whole year. 

I am still banned by Justin from really buying any meat, frozen veggies or frozen items in general since our freezers are still both pretty full. We have been spending the last week or so making dinners from the meat and frozen produce we have on hand so it has been fun to slowly use things up. We did roasted one of our big turkeys and made some room but since I want to buy some hams during the Christmas week sale I will have to make a little more room before my frozen food shopping ban is over : )

Breakdown of today's Publix trip:
Total retail value: $97.20
Total spent after coupons, Ibotta deposit and gift card earned: $16.54
Total saved: $80.66
Percent saved: 83%

What I got with sale/coupon match ups:
  • 6 bags of Nestle Baking Morsels, retails for $3.15 each, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used three .75/2 coupons from the 11/4 SS
    • Made them $2.12 each
  •  3 Ziploc Food Storage Containers, retails for $3.29 each, on sale for $2.50
    • Used three FREE product coupons wyb 2 bags of Nestle Morsels from the in store Yellow Ad. Flyer
    • Stacked with a $1/2 coupon and a .40 cents peelie found on product
    • Made these all FREE plus a $1.40 MONEYMAKER!
  •  1 Edwards Frozen Pie, retails for $7.99
    • Used a coupon for a FREE product from a blog promo, make sure you stay tuned for a chance to win the same coupon!
    • Made it FREE
  •  1 tub of Fresh Attitudes Baby Spinach, retails for $3.09, on sale for $2.69
  • 1 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, retails for $2.19
    • Used a coupon for a FREE product from a past CraveBox
    • Made it FREE
  •  4 cans of La Lechera condensed millk, retails for $1.99 each, on sale BOGO (.98 each)
  •  2 Et Tu Salad Kits, retails for $2.50, on sale BOGO made them $1.25 each
  • 1 half gallon of Sillk Almond Milk, retails for $3.49
  •  2 bags of Gevalia Coffee, retails for $7.99 a bag, on sale BOGO ($3.99 each)
    • Used two $1.50 off coupons from the 11/11 SS
    • Made it $2.49 a bag
  •  1 dozen Eggland's Best Eggs, retails for $2.79
    • Used a .35 cents off coupon from the 11/11 SS
    • Stacked with a .55 cents off any brand of eggs Target catalina
    • Plus earned .50 from an Ibotta deposit
    • Made them $1.39
  •  2 bags of Goldfish, retails for $2.39, on sale for $1.67 each
  • 2 packages of Mission Tortillas, retails for $2.69 each, on sale BOGO made them $1.34 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 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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