Thursday, August 15, 2013

Publix Shopping Trip 8/15 $141 Worth in Groceries for $12! 91% Savings!!

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Who says you can't save money couponing in Florida? The land of no-doubling coupons! Here's proof it can be done, no matter where you live! However, I still hope that some day they change the policy so we can save EVEN MORE!

All for $12!

My early risers were shopping at Publix in pjs with me this morning to get some of the best deals! I didn't want to miss out on items in fear that they would be gone, since many items this week were a steal of a deal. Plus I was just too darn excited to pull off another week of great savings to share with you all! Some of you have taken the time to write me lately, expressing how my shopping breakdowns have been helpful - I never get tired of reading your emails! It keeps my blog going! Thank you for sharing and passing along my little blog to your friends. I appreciate YOU and hearing how it's making your life easier! That's why I share and do what I do.

One thing I get asked is if this is my only shopping at Publix that I do for the week. The answer is: not usually. Although, if I do make a second trip I usually end up with at least 50% savings. I also shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joes. I like to buy organic and those stores typically beat out Publix Greenwise prices...depending on what I'm buying. The majority of my shopping is done at our local Farmer's market. I appreciate couponing and how it has given us more room in our grocery budget to spend on fresh produce. We make fruit/veggie smoothies almost daily. The majority of my daughter's baby food is made at home with fresh produce, or frozen organic produce. I'm also a big salad person and try to eat as plant-based as possible (although I have a ways to go when it comes to being as strict as I want to be with my diet). If you are interested in breakdowns from either of those stores, comment below and let me know what would be a helpful addition.

UPDATE 8/17: I noticed there is a new orange juice printable coupon out! I try to snag these whenever they come out because our family goes through OJ every few days. I love the Simply brand and they have a new .75/1 coupon. This will be great to pair with a 2 for $6 sale that Publix tends to run in its sale rotation to save more $$$.
$0.75 off one carafe of Simply Orange, any variety

If you're still in the dark about the ibotta app couponers have been blabbing about, see my blog post: What is Ibotta? and then begin your own extra stream of savings in addition to your coupons.

Also - new this week! - is the LINK UP below so you can share your totals from YOUR blog! I enjoy our couponing community and love how we all help each other! You can find the link up at the very end of the blog, below the receipt image!

Alright already! I never like to keep you waiting for the breakdown.

For the week of 8/15/13, here's how I did it:

(2) Ocean Spray 100% Juice $3.15 - BOGO used (2) $1/1 manufacturer coupon 6-2-13 RP = .58 each

(2) General Mills Cheerios $3.99 - BOGO used (1) $1/2 manufacturer printable coupon = $1.50 each
OR use (2) $0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal

(2) Honest Kids Juice 8 pk $3.99 - BOGO used (2) .50/1 manufacturer printable coupon = $1.50 each

(2) Quaker Cereal Oatmeal Squares $4.89 - BOGO used (2) $1/1 Publix Stocking Spree coupon and $1/2 manufacturer coupon 8-4-13 RP = .95 each (Quaker Life cereal is also buy one, get one and an ibotta .50/1 offer just came out  - just in time for the sale!)

(4) Tradewinds Iced Tea $2.99 - BOGO used (4) $1/1 Publix coupon from Smart Savings booklet = .50 each 

(10) *Dial Body Wash $3.95 - BOGO used (4) $2/2 manufacturer coupon 8-4-13 RP and (2) $1/1 manufacturer printable AND $5 WYB $15 Publix coupon from Green Flyer = .48 each

*Dial Body wash would be a better deal at this price to buy 4 and get 4 free. Total would then be $15.80 use $13 in coupons for 8 bottles for a total of 2.80 OR .38 each. Errr I wish I caught this at check out, but apparently didn't drink enough coffee this morning before my shopping trip! A costly mistake for me, but still a deal nonetheless.

(2) Brawny Big Roll Paper Towels, 1 ct $1.89 - BOGO used (2) .55/1 manufacturer printable or .55/1 manufacturer from 8-11-13 RP = .40 each

(2) Dole Fruit Squishems $1.50 sale price - used (2) manufacturer coupon 8-11-13 SS and $1/1 ibotta offer = .50 each - FREE with ibotta! 

(8) Beechnut jars .59 - BOGO used (2) $1/4 manufacturer printable = 05. each!

(4) Right Guard Deodorant $3.75 regular price - used (4) $2/1 manufacturer coupon and $5/$15 Publix coupon from purple flyer = .50 each! not bad for a non-sale item!

(2) Covergirl eyeshadow $2.99 regular price - used $3/2 manufacturer coupon from P&G insert and (2) $2/1 Covergirl product Publix coupon from Stocking Spree booklet = FREE! plus 1.00 money maker!

(3)  Mentos bottle gum $1.00 regular price - used $1/1 manufacturer coupon from 8-4-13 SS = FREE!

(2) Sundown Vitamins D-400IU $3.29 each regular price - used (2) $1/1 manufacturer coupon (found in either 8-11 or 8-4 coupon inserts) and (1) $5/2 Sundown vitamins Publix coupon from purple flyer = FREE! plus money maker! 

(Had to make 2 separate transactions to use (2) of the Winn Dixie coupons)
used (2) $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons (to save additional $10)

Total: $8.03
Tax: $3.90
Grand Total: $11.93

Savings: $129.15

$141 total worth in groceries for $12     91% savings!!

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  1. How would you end up with $15 in coupons for the Dial? I am only coming up with $13.. The $5/$15 and 4 of the $2/2 Manufacturer coupons. Where does the other $2 come from?

  2. Thank you! I fixed it. The second scenario would have two less bottles, so you wouldn't be able to use the additional (2) $1/1 printable coupons, so the total WOULD be $13. Thanks for pointing that out so I could correct it!

  3. Thanks, Jess! I added it! Have a great weekend!


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