We have some friends visiting from out-of-town for a few days so I got to enjoy the rare luxury of grocery shopping all by myself today. I was even able to go to two stores, which is a rarity since usually after an hour at Publix with both kids I would pretty much rather drive off a cliff than go to one more store.
Going to Winn-Dixie meant a chance to take advantage of some of the smokin’ hot Fuel Perks deals this week & I discovered I had to sign up for a new “Fuel Parks” Winn-Dixie card to replace my old card. Historically I haven’t found Winn-Dixie to be quite as coupon-friendly as Publix, but today they were absolutely wonderful. The manager there was super nice & helpful, even when I bought the wrong Jello Temptations item and had to exchange them for the ones that were included in the sale. High marks to the Punta Gorda (Bermont) Winn-Dixe!
It turned out to be a very yogurt-centric shopping trip. My family is very accustomed to the “if it’s not on sale and we don’t have a coupon, we don’t buy it rule,” and Husband has never complained about our food selection. This week, however, he put in his first-ever request, that I buy some more Yoplait Fiber One, his favorite yogurt. Luckily for him (and for me) there were some coupons available even though it wasn’t–gasp–on sale! I also “splurged” and grabbed some Go-Gurt for the kids, but more for my benefit then for theirs–I don’t want them eating all my yummy Greek yogurt again!
Here is what I got:
At Winn-Dixie I spent $9.07 (after FuelPerks–$20.07 out-of-pocket) for $60.63 worth of groceries, a savings of 85%.
Grocery Breakdown Blueberries @ $2.50 16 Athenos Greek Yogurt – $1.00 Get $0.05 per gallon Fuel Perks Bonus wyb (2) (4) B1G1 Athenos Greek Yogurt Facebook Printable (4) $0.75/2 Athenos Greek Yogurt Printable Final price: As low as FREE after Fuel Perks 3 Jell-O Temptations – $1.99 Get $0.05 per gallon Fuel Perks Bonus wyb (1) (3) $1/1 Jell-O Temptations Facebook printable Final price: As low as FREE after Fuel Perks Reward 2 Hormel Always Tender Pork Loin Fillet, selected flavors, BOGO @ – $9.99 (2) $1/1 Hormel Always Tender Flavored Meat, exp. 7-11-11 (SS 05/08/11) Final price: $3.98 each 1 Sabra Hummus – $2.50 Get $0.05 per gallon Fuel Perks Bonus wyb (1) (1) $1/1 Sabra Hummus (Received from House Party last November–not available elsewahere) Final price: $1 after Fuel Perks Reward
At Publix I spent $15.18 for $93.89 worth of groceries, a savings of 84%.
Grocery Breakdown $10 off $40 purchase Sweetbay Printable 4 Crystal Light Drink Mix, 10-12qt, BOGO @ – $3.99 (1) B2G1 Crystal Light Drink Mix Product, exp. 5-31-11 (SS 04/03/11) (1) $1/3 Crystal Light On-the-Go or Canister Target printable (2) $1/1 Crystal Light Drink Mix Printable Final price $0.25 each 4 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix, BOGO @ – $2.09 (4) $0.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownies, exp. 5-30-11 (SS 04/10/11) Final price: $0.54 each 2 Kraft Velveeta, 16oz, BOGO @ – $3.85 (2) $1/1 Velveeta Spicy Buffalo Loaf printable Final price: $0.92 2 Margaritaville Shrimp, 8-10oz, BOGO @ – $7.99 (2) $1/1 Margaritaville Seafood Product Printable Final price: $2.99 each 2 Lance Crackers Creations, 6oz – $2.00 (2) $1/1 Lance Crackers Creations Printable Final price: $1 4 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice, BOGO @ – $3.19 (4) $1.00/1 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice Product, exp. 6-12-11 (RP 05/01/11) Final price: $0.09 each 2 Breyer’s Ice Cream, BOGO @ – $5.99 (1) $1.50/2 Breyer’s Ice Cream Target printable Final price: $2.24 Breakstone’s Sour Cream – $1.50 (2) $1/1 Breakstone’s Zesty Blends Sour Cream printable Final price: $0.50 Yoplait Gogurt @ $2.59 (regular price) $1/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt (GM Spring Savings Booklet) $2/2 Yoplait Kids Yogurt (Publix Green Advantage Flyer) $0.75/2 Yoplait Kids Yogurt Target printable Final price: $0.71 each Yoplait Fiber One @ $2.50 (regular price) $2/2 Yoplait Fiber One (Publix Green Advantage Flyer) $0.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt (SS 4/17/11) Final price: $1 each
Altogether I spent $24.25 for $154.52 worth of groceries, an average savings of 85% for the day.Combined with my Sunday shopping trip, this week I spent $28.78 for $217.06 worth of groceries and drugstore merchandise, an average savings of 87% for the week.
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