Am I the only one who is completely psyched over Italian Days at Publix?
I promised a friend I would babysit her 2 year old daughter today, (returning part of the favor I owed her for watching Trouble for 2 full days while I was at Blissdom a few weeks ago), but I couldn’t bear the thought of waiting to hit the big sale until tomorrow, or even tonight.
So I did what any mildly insane extreme couponer would do. I made the trip with 2 toddlers in tow.
I had so much stuff I could barely fit it in the cart.
I used 78 coupons.
And I made a video.
Okay, maybe mildly insane doesn’t quite capture it. Completely nuts is more like it.
But it was actually fun. It was much less of a fiasco than I expected it to be. And it just goes to show that if I can do it while juggling two small children and a video camera, you can do it too!
So without further ado, here is what I got:
At Publix I spent $40.56 for $286.37 worth of groceries, a savings of 86%.
Coupons used: (11) $1 off 4 Progresso Products (Publix Italian Days Flyer available in store or printable here) (5) $1 off 4 Green Giant Vegetables (Publix Italian Days Flyer available in store or printable here) (5) $5 off wyb 20 participating General Mills or Hunts products (Publix Italian Days Flyer available in store or printable here) (5) $1 off 4 Progresso Soups (printable here) (2) $0.75 off Muir Glen Tomatoes (no more prints available) (1) $1 off 2 Muir Glen Products (Publix Italian Days Flyer available in store or printable here) (6) $1.50 off Sargento Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese (printable here) (6) $1.50 off Sargento Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (printable here) (4) $1.50 off 2 WishBone Salad Dressings (Target Coupon, printable here) (4) $1 off 2 WishBone Salad Dressings (Red Plum 1/30) (10) $1 off 2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta (Smart Source 1/23) (5) $0.50 off 2 Sargento Cheese (Smart Source 1/30) (3) $1.50 off Publix Bread wyb 6 Hunts Tomatoes (Publix Italian Days Flyer (backside) available in store only) (1) $0.40 off 2 Pillsbury Italian bread or Pizza Crust (Smart Source 1/02) (4) $1 off 3 Hunts Tomatoes (Publix Italian Days Flyer (backside) available in store only) (2) $1.50 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill Frozen Meals (General Mills 1/02) (2) $1 off Fresh Express Salad (printable here)
Combined with my Sunday totals, this week I spent a total of $55.77 for $366.06 worth of groceries and drugstore merchandise, an average savings of 85% for the week.
Now it’s your turn! Seeing others’ examples is one of the best ways to learn new couponing strategies, hints, and hot deals. If you have a blog, pleas link up your coupon savings here. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to share your shopping experiences in a comment below.
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