Tobins' Tastes: Weekly Shopping Totals Link Up: Spent $19.63 OOP for $178 Worth

Friday, November 22, 2013

Weekly Shopping Totals Link Up: Spent $19.63 OOP for $178 Worth




Once again life got the best of me and I never got around to shopping last week's sale ad at Publix. Once I saw how HUGE this week's ad was I decided to save my grocery cash and plan a big trip for yesterday. This was definitely my biggest trip in quite awhile and it was the first of my big holiday ad shopping trips of the year.

Between now and the first few weeks of January are when I buy almost all of our butter, flour, sugar, baking products and lots of other staple items for the year. Check out my Stalk My Stockpile Series for more on that. I was happy to get lots of items this week for free, better than free, and under $1.

This week was quite a shopping trip/planned list because I wanted to use two of the $10/$50 Target coupons (I had a printed one and one from the in paper flyer) Since those coupons only worked on purchases of food and drink I had to split my trip into three transactions. Two totaling $50 of only food and drink and then one of my remaining food items that one only totaled about $20 before coupons and I just didn't need anything else to reach the $30 for the $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon. Oh well.


We also got our biweekly veggie share this week and it was a really good one. It had lots of stuff we use on a regular basis so I skipped a few of the Thanksgiving produce deals at Publix. We are going to Friendsgiving this week so I may have to stop in and make another trip depending on what we decide to bring and if I forgot anything.

My three transactions would have totaled up to $44 all together but I had a $25 Publix gift card from winning a giveaway on another blog a few weeks ago so I only spent $19 out of pocket. Which even factoring in our veggie share means that in the last two weeks we have only spent $64 for all our food and household items. Which leaves me with almost $100 of our cash grocery budget to roll into the next two weeks budget for upcoming holiday sales and parties.

Breakdown of yesterday's Publix trip:
Total retail value: $178.35
Total spent OOP: $19.63 (after factoring in $25 gift card)
Total saved: $133.72 (does not count gift card as savings)
Percent saved: 75%

What I got with sale/coupon match up:
  • 2 International Delights Coffee Creamers, retails for $2.29 each, on sale BOGO ($1.14 each)
  • 2 boxes of Duncan Hines Decadent Brownie Mix, retails for $2.79 each, on sale BOGO ($1.39 each)
  • 1 Chavarie Goat Cheese, retails for $4.19, on sale for $2.69
  • 1 roll of Glad Cling Wrap, retails for $1.69
  • 2 Tresemme Hair Products, retails for $4.49 each
    • Used two $2 off printable coupons (not sure if they are still available)
    • Stacked with a $3/2 Publix Purple Advantage Flyer coupon
    • Made them .99 cents each
  • 1 package of Twelve Count Double Rolls Charmin Toliet Paper, retails for $9.99, on sale for $6.99
  • 1 tub of Charmin Freshmates, retails for $2.69
  • 2 boxes of Rice Thin Crackers, retails for $3.69 each, on sale for $2.50 each
  • 1 bag of Gold Medal Flour, retails for $3.19, on sale for $1.99
  • 2 bags of Domino Sugar, retails for $2.79, on sale for $1.99
  • 4 bags of Sargento Shredded Cheese, retails for $4.19 a bag, on sale BOGO ($2.09 a bag)
    • Used two $1/2 coupons from the 11/3 SS
    • Made them $1.69 a bag
  • 2 dozen Publix eggs, retails for $2.09 each
  • 2 tubs of Sabra Hummus, retails for $3.99 each, on sale BOGO ($1.99 each)
  • 5 Dannon Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.20 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used a $1/5 tearpad coupon from in store
    • Stacked with a $1/5 Publix coupon from the Green Advantage Flyer (in stores)
    • Made them .60 cents each
  • 4 Stoneyfield Organics Greek Yogurts, retails for $1.50 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used a $1/4 Publix digital coupon
    • Made them .75 cents each
  • 4 Philidelphia Cream Cheese Spreads, retails for $2.79 each, on sale for $1.50 each
    • Used two $1/2 peelie coupons found on product
    • Stacked with a $1/4 Publix Green Advantage Flyer coupon
    • Earned .50 cents cash back with ibotta
    • Made them .63 cents each
  • 4 one pound packages of Publix butter, retails for $3.15 each, on sale BOGO made them $1.57 each
  • 1 Marzetti Caramel Apple Dip, $3.49
  • 2 bottles of Wesson Oil, retails for $4.35 each, on sale BOGO made them $2.17 each
  • 2 Kraft Recipe Makers, retails for $3.49
    • Used a BOGO coupon from the Publix Green Ad. Flyer
    • Made them $1.75 each
  • 2 packages of Immaculate Baking Company Cookie Dough, retails for $3.29 each, on sale for $1.64 each
  • 1 half gallon of Silk Almond Milk, retails for $3.35, on sale for $2.50
    • Used a $1 off printable from doing a man. email survey
    • Stacked with a .75 cents off Target Breakfast Insert coupon from 11/3
    • Made it .75 cents
  • 2 blocks of Cracker Barrel Cheese, retails for $4.39 each, on sale for $3.00 each
    • Used two $2 off coupons from a Kraft First Taste email
    • Made them $1 each
  • 1 box of Bigelow Tea, retails for $2.79, on sale for $2.39
  • 2 Pam Cooking Sprays, retails for $3.25 each, on sale BOGO ($1.62 each)
    • Used two $1 off coupons (have to tell a story with a new email each time)
    • Or you could use the .30 off coupons from the 10/13 SS
    • Made it .62 cents each
  • Publix Whipping Cream, $3.15
  • Reynolds Foil Wrap, retails for $4.15, on sale for $2.99
    • Used a .75 cents off coupon from the 9/15 SS
    • Made it $2.24
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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