Tobins' Tastes: Weekly Shopping Totals Link Up: Saved 63% at Publix

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekly Shopping Totals Link Up: Saved 63% at Publix

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This week has been crazy. Today's shopping post is actually from last Saturday because that was the last time I made it to the grocery store. I am really hoping to make it to the store this weekend but for now at least we still have our staples of yogurt, almond milk, and veggies.

This week's produce share was full of great fruits and veggies and we have had a fun time trying to cook outside of our comfort zone and use what we get every other week. After some discussion, Justin and I decided that we want to make our bi-weekly share part of our regular grocery budget of $80 a week or $160 every pay day. That is for all grocery and household shopping including toiletries and paper products and while we might be a little tight at first with the $45 every other week for the share.

I think it is way worth it and so I will just have to plan my shopping accordingly and rely on my stockpile in weeks when the budget gets spent too quickly. Luckily we have had some Publix gift cards lately which really helps since I can then save our weekly cash for reserve money when other weeks get tight. We are picking up our forty pound Zaycon chicken order tomorrow so our fridge and freezer and going to be very fresh and full.

Here is what we got this week with our organic produce share:

Bi-color Corn, Cauliflower, Spaghetti Squash, Carrots, Gold Beets, Sweet Baby Broccoli, Tat Soi, Red Bell Peppers, Mixed Baby Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Ambrosia Apples, Gold Russet Bosc Pears, Kiwiberries & Bananas
Saturday's Publix trip was a pretty standard one. Can you tell by what we got that we had friends over for chicken tacos? I saved about 60% which is always my goal. Justin was with me which made doing two transactions and using two $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons a lot easier too.

Breakdown of last Saturday's Publix trip:
Total retail value: $116.06
Total spent: $43.53 (gift card)
Total saved: $72.53
Percent saved: 63%

What I got with sale/coupon match ups:
  • I tub of Yucatan Guacamole, retails for $2.99
  • 2 canisters of Wet Ones, retails for $2.69 each, on sale BOGO ($1.34 each)
  • 2 bags of Mars Bites (Snickers & Milky Way), retails for $2.79
  • 2 bottles of All Laundry Detergent, retails for $5.99, on sale BOGO ($2.99 each)
    • Used two $1 off coupons from the 9/29 RP
    • Made them $1.99 each
  • 2 packages of Simple Facewipes, retails for $5.49 each, on sale for $3.84 each
  • 1 package of Mission tortillas, retails for $3.09
    • Used a .55 cents off peelie coupon
    • Made them $2.54
  • 1 half gallon of Silk Almond Milk, retails for $3.35
    • Used a $1 off printable coupon from completing a survey emailed to me by man. 
    • Made it $2.35
  • 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix, retails for $2.77 each, on sale BOGO ($1.38 each)
  • 1 package of Buitoni frozen pasta, retails for $4.19, on sale for $3.50
    • Used a $1 off coupon from the 8/4 SS
    • Stacked with a $1 off Publix coupon from the Italian flyer (expired)
    • Made it $1.50
  • 2 boxes of Wheatthins/Ricethins, retails for $3.19 a box, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used a $1/2 tearpad coupon
    • Made them $2 a box
  • 5 Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.20 each
    • Used a $1/5 in store tearpad coupon
    • Stacked with a $1/5 Target printable coupon (no longer available?)
    • Made them .80 cents each
  • 3 Voskos Greek yogurts, retails for $1.25 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used a .35/2 coupon from the 8/11 SS
    • Stacked with a $1/3 Publix Green Ad. Flyer coupon
    • Made them .55 cents each
  • 1 half gallon of Smart Balance Milk, retails for $3.79, on sale for $2.50 
  • 3 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads, retails for $2.89 each, on sale for $1.67 each
    • Used a $1/2 peelie coupon
    • Used a .75 cents off Publix digital coupon
    • Made them $1.08 each
  • 2 bottles of Northland Cranberry Juice, retails for $3.99 on sale BOGO ($1.99 each)
  • 2 bags of Kraft Shredded Cheese, retails for $4.19 each, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Had a $1/2 coupon from I can't remember where 
    • Made them $2 each
  • 1 Friendship Sour Cream, retails for $2.35
    • Used a .75 cents off Publix Green Ad. Flyer coupon
    • Used a .55 cents off coupon from the 8/25 SS
    • Made it $1.06
  • Tylenol Sinus, retails for $6.29
  • 3 limes, $1.00
  • Iceberg Lettuce, $2.09
  • Cilantro, $1.19
 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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