Friday, June 28, 2013

6/27 Publix Shopping Trip: $97.76 Worth of Groceries for $6.23!

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All for $6 bucks!

This week was certainly the week of the Bertolli pasta sauce and mayo steals. Funny thing is we only use mayo on rare occasion or when we have friends and family over to eat. Since I’ve devoted myself to bumping up nutrition in our meals, I use hummus instead of mayo on my sandwiches and it is SO good. Fortunately for me Sabra hummus was also on sale this week too!

I did two Publix shopping trips because the Bertolli deal was too good to pass up and I wanted to use all the coupons I had for it. I try to be careful not to clear shelves or take too much of one product away from a store.  No special reason, just my personal preference. I wasn't paying very much attention to which Bertolli sauces I grabbed on my first run, and just so you know, the organic sauce isn't buy one, get one. Yes, it clearly states that on the sale tags, but it was late and I'm full of excuses and now I need to return them since I paid more than I was expecting. I like it when I don't screw up so I don't have to do so much of the math and can just use my receipts to do the talking. However, thanks to my organic pasta sauce I "paid" the price and had to do some work on this breakdown for you. But it certainly is my pleasure! So many great deals!

I am most likely going to do ANOTHER shopping trip Sunday, because I heard there will be a Publix $2 off a frozen food item in this Sunday’s paper (so keep a look out!). Kellogg’s French toast sticks are on sale buy one, get one this week and they are this busy mom’s saving grace. I will be doing this next shopping kid-free, because I really do wish someone had taken a photo of me and the kids this time. We were a sight. After one chocolate chip cookie from the bakery, my son was popping up from the kids cart and practically squishing his 9 month old sister beside him. I do realize they have seat belts they need to wear while in the cart, however, I was trying very hard to avoid a tantrum today. I just KNEW one was coming my way. Thanks to the help of a few very kind Publix managers entertaining my son, we got through the check out line without a meltdown.
My little helpers
A previous shopping trip with a much calmer crew

I also wanted to mention if your Publix takes Save-A-Lot as a competitor there is a $5 off when you spend $25 printable coupon on their Facebook page. You can print a few of these babies and use them until they expire. I like to do two separate transactions if I know my grocery bill will equal over $50 before coupons. Saving an extra 10 bucks off the top like that really puts a spring in my step. Or  better yet, for all you mommas out there, this would be a good time to grab a box of diapers from Publix (some are around $26) and use your manufacturer coupon for the brand of diapers you like AND any store coupons you may have AND the $5 off $25 for some BIG savings!

Okay, without any further rambling, here’s the breakdown (both trips combined)…

Coupon terminology key:
printable - coupon you can print from your computer
BOGO - buy one, get one store promotion sale

(2) Chex cereal $3.59 - BOGO and used (1) $1/2 manufacturer’s coupon = $1.30 a box

(2) Ritz crackers $2.99 – BOGO and used (1) $.75/2 manufacturer’s coupon = $1.13 a box

(8) Bertolli pasta sauces $2.99 – BOGO and used (8) $1.50/1 manufacturer’s coupons (found in Winn Dixie “Making Delicious Meals for Less” store booklet) = FREE!!

(6) Hellmanns mayo $4.77 – BOGO and used (6) $2/1 manufacturer’s coupons (from the same Winn Dixie booklet) = $2.31 for 6 Hellmanns or .39 each!

(2) Sabra hummus $3.99 – BOGO and used (2) .75/1 manufacturer’s printable coupons = $1.25 each

(2) Organic Valley half gallon milk $4.00– on sale 2/$8.00 and used (2) $1/1 printable manufacturer’s coupon and (2) $1/1 Publix store coupon (from flyer) = $2.00 each!

(2) Snausages dog treats $2.99 – BOGO and used (2) $1/1 manufacturer’s coupon and (2) $1/1 Publix printable coupon = FREE plus overage!

(2) O/I Waffle Fries $2.50 – BOGO and used (1) $1.00/2 manufacturer’s printable coupon = .75 each

(2) Breakstone’s Sour Cream $2.55 – BOGO and used (1) .50/2 manufacturer’s printable = $1.03 each

Also used (2) $5/$25 Save-A-Lot printable coupon from Facebook

Special price savings: $44.67

Total before coupons: $52.88 plus .21 sales tax = $53.09

Total worth in groceries: $97.76

Grand Total after coupons and promotions: $6.23

Savings: $91.53 or 94%!!!

Another view of my Publix haul


  1. good job.. that is a lot of savings..

  2. So awesome, can't wait to see what the deals are next week!


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