Tobins' Tastes: Saved 69% at Publix

Monday, September 9, 2013

Saved 69% at Publix




After a busy week of shopping last week I decided to postpone my weekly Publix trip from Thursday until over the weekend. My grandparents were in town for the weekend so I never quite made it there until today. I am kind of glad I didn't go over the weekend because Justin and I finally got into a produce delivery/CSA type program so we really don't need to stock up on produce much anymore.

We are giving Affordable Organics a try this week and if we like it we are planning to sign up for an every other week full share of produce. It's $45 every two weeks but given what we will be getting I think it is a great way to spend part of our two week grocery budget.

I take out $160 in cash every pay day for all of our grocery and household spending for a two week pay period. Since I spent less than $50 a week usually it leaves me with a decent chunk of extra cash. I use that extra cash to pay for our twice yearly Zaycon chicken order, visits to the Farmers' Market and other random household expenses. I will now use that same cash for our produce share. For about $20 a week it will be well worth it to get fresh fruits and veggies and the pricing (for organic no less) is so much cheaper than it would be at the store : )

Today's Publix trip was mostly dairy, eggs, and pantry items (and bacon!). We are eating down the meat freezer again in anticipation of our forty pounds of Zaycon chicken arriving in October and of the turkey and ham sales that the holidays are sure to bring. I did two transactions so I could use two $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons and I was thrilled to find tons of in store blinkie coupons and booklets. I actually had a $25 gift card to put towards what ended up being $27 out of pocket which means that we only really spent $2 today which makes paying for our first organic produce share tomorrow that much more affordable.

Breakdown of today's Publix trip:
Total retail value: $87.78
Total spent (before gift card): $27.24
Total saved: $60.54
Percent saved: 69%

What I got with sale/coupon match ups:
  •  4 boxes of Betty Crocker Cake Mix, retails for $1.89 each
  •  2 dozen Publix eggs, retails for $1.89 a dozen
  •  2 packages of Lance Xtrafuls Crackers, retails for $3.09
    • Used two $2.79 cents off coupons
    • Made them .30 cents per package (would be free at Target or Walmart but my stores were out of them...)
  •  2 boxes of Mueller Hidden Veggie Pasta, retails for $1.59 each, on sale BOGO (.79 cents each)
  •  5 Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.20 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used a $1/5 blinkie in store coupon
    • Made them .80 cents each
  •  6 Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.50 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used three $1/2 in store blinkie coupons
    • Made them .50 cents each
  •  3 (one pound) packages of Smithfield Bacon, retails for $6.29 each
    • In store promo B2G1 Free, minus $6.29
    • Used three $1 off coupons from the 8/13 SS
    • Made them $3.19 each/a pound
  •  2 bags of Cascadian Farms Organic Frozen Veggies, retails for $2.49 each
  •  1 half gallon of Almond Breeze Almond Milk, retails for $3.29, on sale for $2.50 
  • 2 bags of Toasted Ritz Chips, retails for $3.69 each, on sale BOGO ($1.84 each)
    • Used a $1/2 peelie coupon found on bag in store
    • Made them $1.34 each
  •  2 boxes of Cascadian Farms Organic Granola Bars, $3.99 each
  •  2 bags of Sargento Shredded Cheese, retails for $4.39 a bag, on sale BOGO ($2.19 a bag)
    • Used a $1.50/2 Publix coupon from the in store Italian coupon booklet, or the 9/8 RP or printable HERE
    • Made them $1.44 a bag
     
     Make sure to come back later this week for my Weekly Shopping Totals link up! Be sure to enter my two amazing giveaways going on right now too. 

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