Friday, July 1, 2011

Publix Trip 6/30 ~ Spent $75.79 (on groceries) Saved $157.06! 67% Savings!

Wondering how I get my Percentage Saved? I use the following equation:

Total Savings / (Total Spent + Total Savings) = % Saved

This included (2) $50 BP gas cards! Everything did NOT go as planned on this grocery trip, but that is okay! =) I had to get rain-checks for (6) Mueller's Whole wheat pasta and (1) Aunt Jemima waffles. They were all out of strawberries ($2) and the Philadelphia cream cheese 8 oz. bricks. I should have gotten rain-checks for these also, but I didn't. I knew I needed to get these somewhere else because I will need them before I come back to Publix. The good news is they still had enough Beechnut Steamies meals for me to get 10! I can NOT pass up free toddler food!!! 


SS - Smart Source (Sunday paper Insert), RP - Red Plum (Sunday Paper Insert), Q -Coupon

*Things to remember when shopping PUBLIX (Northport, AL):
  • When and item is Bogo, you DO NOT have to buy 2, they are 1/2 price.
  • You CAN use one MQ plus one STORE coupon per item.
  • Publix doubles MQ up to and including $.50!

I did not use coupons on any of the following:
~32 oz. bag of collards: $3.99 (The Glory Greens were 2/$5, but they were 16 oz. bags so this was the better deal!
~5 lb. bag Idaho potatoes $2.99
~(6) ears of corn $.30 ea. ($1.80)
~(2) bags Fritos Scoops $2 ea. ($4)
~Pork Loin back ribs $4.49/lb. ($11.63)
~Ground Chuck $2.99/lb. ($13.01)
TOTAL w/ tax: $40.79

I used coupons on most items below!
 I'm gonna list the items that I did NOT use coupons on 1st!

~Milk $3.89
~(2) pints blueberries 2/$5
~Watermelon $4.99
~(8) Gatorade G2 $1.15 ea. ($9.20) 
~Publix ice cream $3
~Sunmaid Raisin Bread $1.90
~(2) Steak Umms (used rain-check) 2/$7 
~(4) Birdseye 16 oz. frozen broccoli cuts (.99 ea.)
TOTAL w/ tax: $42.45
My TOTAL for all NON coupon items is: $83.24

Now for the fun part! These are the items I DID use coupons on:

~(12) Bullseye BBQ sauce $1 (Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer)
~Used (12) $.50/1 Bullseye BBQ sauce SS 6/12 (I bought these off ebay for $2)
~STACKED with (6) $1/2 Bullseye BBQ sauce TARGET Q's HERE
*MADE THEM ALL FREE + $4.92 overage (including tax)*

~(6) French's Mustard $.98 ea. 
~Used (4) $.50/1 French's mustard HERE
~Used (2) $.30/1 SS 6/19
*MADE THEM ALL $1.21 (including tax)*

~(3) Mahatma Valencia Rice $1.15 ea.
~Used (3) $.50/1 RP 5/01
*MADE THEM ALL $.76 (including tax!)*

~(2) Velveeta 16 oz. $1.93 ea.
~Used (2) $.50/1 (don't remember where I got them, sorry =(
~STACKED w/ $1/2 Kraft Cheese Products TARGET Q HERE
*MADE THEM BOTH $1.21 (including tax!)*

~(2) Carolina Pride Bacon 12 oz. $3 ea.
~Used (2) $.50/1 SS 6/19
*MADE THEM $4.54 (including tax!)*

~(4) Bush's Grillin' Beans $1.15 ea.
~Used $1/4 Bush's product coupon printable - No Longer Available, sorry =(
*MADE THEM $4.01 (including tax!)*

~(1) Emeril's Bam Meals Ravioli $.75
-Used $1/1 Every Day w/ Rachel Ray mag June (This was the only coupon listed on other sites that did not exclude Bam Meals)
*MADE IT FREE + $.18 overage (including tax!)*

~(2) Duncan Hines Decadent Brownie mix $1.35 ea.
~Used (2) $.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownies printable HERE
*MADE THEM BOTH $.94 (including tax!)*

~(1) Duncan Hines Premium Brownie Mix $2.19
-Used Get 1 FREE Duncan Hines Premium Cake mix or Brownie mix (maximum value of $2.50) when you buy ANY (2) Duncan Hines products SS 6/5
(the cashier took off $2.50)
*MADE IT FREE + $.11 overage!)*

~(4) Kraft salad dressings ($1.57 ea.)
~Used (2) $1/2 Kraft dressings SS 6/19
~STACKED with $1/2 & Buy 2, Get 1 FREE TARGET Q's HERE
(It looks like cashier took off $3.04, but should have only been $1.57. He added some of my competitor coupons together though so I really don't know.)
*MAKES THEM ALL $.81 (including tax!)*

~(1) Aunt Jemima frozen waffles $1.20
~USED $1/1 FB coupon HERE
*MADE THEM $.31 (including tax!)*

(10) Beechnut stage 4 Steamies meals $1 ea.
~Used (4) $2/2 Beechnut stage 4 products printable - No Longer Available, sorry =(  
~Used (2) $.75/1 Beechnut stage 4 steamies HERE
*MADE THEM ALL $1.40 (including tax!)*
(These were twin packs, so this is for 20 meals!!!)

~(5) JALA Probiotic Chocolate Yogurt Bars (used rain-check) $2 ea.
~Used (5) $1/1 (coupons I received from emailing them how much I LOVE their new product! These are an awesome alternative to eating yogurt out of the cup!!!
*MADE THEM ALL $5.90 (including tax!)* 

TOTAL ALL Groceries: $95.79
(2) $50 gas cards 

(2) $10 off  $50 gas card w/ $25 grocery purchase

$100 of this is gas cards, which leaves $75.79. If you look at my total for all NON coupon purchases, it is $83.24. So, all the items I used coupons on are actually FREE and I got $7.45 overage that was applied to my non coupon purchases, making my total spent on groceries $75.79!
**ALMOST FORGOT to add that 6 of the BBQ sauce & 2 of the salad dressings & 2 of the mustards will be donated/shared. As always, I encourage YOU also to share your abundance!!**

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  1. How can you use a Publix, Target, AND manufacture coupons on the same items. I thought it was just one manufacture and ONE store OR competitor coupon at a time.- Bullseye coupons... Duncan Hines - you used 3 manufacture coupons on 2 items?...Used 2 Target coupons on 4 Kraft dressing items, you needed 5?$1/2 and B2G1 - 2 store coupons on the same items if you only bought 4?...

  2. Wow Awesome shopping trip. Stop by to LINK UP your shopping every Friday.

  3. @ Anonymous: I bought (12) Bullseye, used 12 mQ & (6) $1/2 TARGET...That IS only one store coupon + MQ per item. I bought (2) duncan hines Decadent brownies and 1 duncan hines premium, used (1) B2G1 MQ & used (2) $.50/1...These count towards the ones I PAID for NOT the free one.I bought (4) Kraft dressings, used (1) B3G1 FREE TARGET, (1) $1/2 TARGET (can be used on the 3 that were not FREE)& stacked with (2) $1/2 MQ. The B2G1 FREE Q and the B3G1 Free coupon only count toward the FREE item NOT the items that I am paying for. The other coupons can be used towards those items as long as it is still only 1 MQ + 1 Store Q per item.


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