Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Publix Trip 8/7/2012 Spent $44.25 (Pre-tax), Saved $104.71--70% Savings!

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

Total Savings / (Total Spent + Total Savings) = % Saved
Hello stranger!! I know that it has been a while since I posted a break-down of my weekly Publix trip, and I apologize to those of you who have been missing it! I have been busy! I had a moment to break this one down for you and I hope that it will be a tool to help you figure out how all this couponing stuff works to give you less out of your pocket!!   
First of all, I shop Publix in AL. My store policy may differ from yours, so you have to find out what store's your Publix considers a competitor. You should also find out if the double man. q's up to $.50.

Here are a few reminders about shopping Publix (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 takes competitor Q's (find out which stores YOUR Publix considers  Competitors)
  • Publix doubles MQ, but not STORE q's, up to and including $.50!
Be sure to check Southern Savers & I Heart Publix for complete Ad matchup's with direct links to the printable coupons mentioned below!

 Here is the Pic:
(2) Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal BOGO $3.99 (Notice these are the BIG boxes of cereals, not the little ones!)
-Used (2) $.50/1 MQ printable
*Made them $.99 ea.!

(2) Lucky Charms Cereal BOGO $3.99
-Used (2) $.50/1 MQ printable
*Made them $.99 ea.!

(2) Captain Crunch Cereal BOGO $4.89
-Used $1/2 Quaker products printable
-STACKED with $1/2 Quaker breakfast items TARGET q printable
*Made them $1.45 ea.!

(2) Cheez Its 2/$5
(3) Crayola 8 ct. crayons $.99 ea. (for my daughter's school supply list!)
-Used (2) $1/1 Cheez It's MQ printable
-Used $1.50 off school supplies when you buy (2) boxes Cheez It's (Start School like a Champion Kellogg's booklet, found at walmart.)
-STACKED with $.50/3 Crayola 8 ct. TARGET q printable
*Got everything for $3.97

(2) Publix premium ice cream 2/$7 (one Yogurt for me!)
-Used (2) $1/1 Publix premium ice cream Publix q's (Received in the mail from both Publix baby club and Publix Preschool Pals club--sign up on, There is also a Target $1/2 market pantry ice cream, if your store considers Target a competitor!)
*Made them $2.50 ea.!

(1) Hungry Jack Syrup $3 (In yellow adv. flyer ad)
(1) Hungry Jack pancake mix $2 (In yellow adv. flyer ad)
-Used (1) Get free Hungry Jack pancake mix when you buy Hungry Jack syrup hangtag coupon. (Found on product.)
-Used (1) $.55/1 Hungry Jack Syrup hangtag coupon. (Found on product.)
*Made them both $2.45 or $1.23 ea.!

(2) Hunt's Ketchup 24 oz. BOGO $1.69
-No q's used
*Made them $.85 ea.!

(2) Mott's for tots juice 64 oz. $2 ea.
-Used (2) $1/1 MQ printable
*Made them $1 ea.!

(4) Heinz vinegar 16 oz. $1.29 (reg. price)
-Used (4) $1/1 MQ
*Made them $.29 ea.!

(4) Wishbone Dressing BOGO $2.85
-Used (2) $1/2 MQ printable
*Made them $.72 ea.!

(1) Publix Milk $3.79

(2) Birds eye steam fresh 50% off sale $1.25 ea.
-Used 1 $.50/2 MQ (I received these in the mail from emailing the company with praise of their wonderful product!)
*Made them $.75 ea.!

(2) Coffee mate creamer 32 oz. 2/$5
-Used $.75/2 mq printable
*Made them $2.13 ea.!

(1) Strawberries  $2.50

(1) Blueberries $2.50

(2) Eggland's Best Eggs Extra Lg. $2.29
-Used 2 $.35/1 mq
*Made them $1.59 ea.!

(1) Lender's Bagel $2.19 (reg. price)

(2) Tombstone Pizzas $2.99 ea.

(2) Publix chunk cheese $2 ea.
-Used $1/2 Market Pantry cheese items TARGET Q printable
*Made them $1.50 ea.!

(1) Publix panty liners $.99 ea. (reg. price)
-Used $1 off any feminine item TARGET Q printable
*Made them FREE!

(2) Covergirl emery board  $1.69 ea.
-Used (1) $3/2 MQ
-STACKED with (2) $1/1 Publix Q in Green adv. flyer
*Made them FREE plus $1.62 Overage!

(4) Sundown vit. D $3.29
-Used (4) $1/1 MQ (peelie q found on product)
-Stacked with (2) $5/2 PUBLIX Q in green adv. flyer
*Made them FREE plus $4.84 Overage!

-Used $5/25 Sav a lot (facebook back to school q)
-Used $5/50 Winn Dixie coupon (see

I was very happy with the overage items to get my total down! I am using the covergirl items from my past trips and in future trips to build baskets for girls/women for Christmas (or to donate...haven't decided yet.) Also I am saving my receipts for the $5 School the Nation Rebate Here:

I plan on adding ketchup, dressing, Covergirl items, panty liners, and vitamins to the donation box! Always Give what you can to others who are in need! That's probably my favorite thing about couponing is being able to help others! I hope that this post helps you in some way! If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Thanks. I hope you all have a blessed week! =)

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