Tobins' Tastes: Weekly Shopping Totals Link Up: Spent $9 On $117 Worth Of Groceries

Friday, April 26, 2013

Weekly Shopping Totals Link Up: Spent $9 On $117 Worth Of Groceries



This week was an amazing week for me at Publix. I haven't had a trip like this in a long time. I wasn't overly impressed with the current sale ad but as I went though my coupons I realized that I had a lot of high value and FREE product coupons that were expiring soon so I decided to sit down and make a plan to take advantage of them.

I was excited to see the Fresh Savings Event coupons in my stores as well as the Buy Ours, Get Theirs Free promo so I took advantage of those deals as well. Since we had some unexpected car expenses this week our grocery budget was pretty much next to nothing so I very grateful to have a $25 gift card to lower my out of pocket expenses. 

I actually planned this trip down to the last penny since I wanted to be able to do three transactions (which I pretty much never do) and use three $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons. I was actually able to break it up correctly and I breathed a sigh of relief when all my transactions come to a few dollars over $30 before coupons each. 

It was good to stock up on paper products, razors, eggs, Greek yogurt, snacks and our basics of salad, veggies and milk. Today's trip really shows why it is good to take advantage of things like in store coupon promotions, signing up for coupon booklets and paying attention to facebook promos

Breakdown of Thursday's Publix Trip:
Total retail value: $117.28
Total spent after coupons and gift card: $8.85
Total saved without gift card: $83.43
Total saved with gift card: $108.43
Percent saved before gift card: 71%
Percent saved after gift card: 95%

What I got with sale/coupon match ups:
  • Men's Schick Hydro 5 Razor, retails for $9.99 (I was excited to find one with 2 bonus cartridges!)
    • Used a FREE product coupon mailed to me after signing up on Facebook
    • Made it FREE
  • 1 tub of Yucatan Guacamole, retails for $5.49
    • Used a FREE product coupon from Facebook
    • Made it FREE
  • 2 Women's Schick Hydro Silk Razors, retails for $10.99 each
    • Used two $5 off coupons from being a BzzAgent or you could use a $4 one from teh 3/24 SS
    • Stacked with two $3 off coupons from the Publix Green Ad. Flyer
    • Made them $2.99 each
  • 12 count package of big roll Charmin Sensitive Toilet Paper, retails for $9.25
    • Used a $2 off any Charmin Sensitive TP that was mailed to me by signing up for a flash Facebook promo
    • Made it $7.25
  • 1 tub of Charmin Freshmates, retails for $2.69, on sale for $2.41
    • Used a $1.50 off from a Chamin Facebook promo
    • Stacked with FREE product coupon WYB Charmin Toilet Paper Stocking Spree Publix coupon
    • Made it FREE plus a $1.50 moneymaker
  • 1 six count package of Big Roll Bounty Paper Towels, retails for $10.99, on sale for $6.99
    • Used a .25 cents off coupon from the April P&G
    • Made them $6.74
  • 1 package of Bounty napkins, retails for $1.99 
    • Used a FREE product coupon WYB Bounty Paper Towels from the Publix Stocking Spree booklet
    • Made them FREE
  • 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Muffin Mix, retails for $2.79
    • Used a .75/2 coupon from the 3.24 SS
    • Made them $2.41 each
  • 2 dozen Publix eggs, retails for $1.99 each
  • 2 bags of Quaker Popped Rice Snacks, retails for $2.99 each, on sale BOGO ($1.50 each)
    • Used two .55 cents off coupons from the 4/14 RP
    • Made them .95 cents each
  • 1 box of Tetley Green Tea Bags, retails for $3.99, on sale for $2.50
  • 1 tub of Fresh Attitudes Baby Spinach, retails for $3.09, on sale for $2.00
  • 4 Stoneyfield Organics Okios Yogurts, retails for $1.50 each, on sale for $1 each
  • 5 Dannon Okios Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.20 each, on sale for $1.00 each
    • Used a $1/5 blinkie coupon
    • Made them .80 cents each
  • 1 half gallon of Smart Balance Milk, retails for $3.79 on sale for $2.50
    • Used a $1.00 off coupon from the 4/14 SS
    • Made it $1.50
  • 3 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, retails for $2.29 each, on sale for $1.00 each
    • Used a .40/2 coupon
    • Made them .87 cents each
  • 1 bag of Planter's Trail Mix, retails for $2.49
  • 1 bag of Publix Trail Mix, retails for $2.00
  • 1 bag of Publix baby carrots, retails for $1.79, on sale for $1.00
  • Used three $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons in three separate transactions

 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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