I was beyond thrilled with this week’s Publix ad. Maybe it was the $1 Goldfish–a favorite of all kids everywhere–or the great deals on fruit, made even sweeter by the oh-so-rare $2 off produce coupons Publix issued last week to those who signed up for the Stocking Spree coupon booklet. Or maybe it was because despite filling my cart with only the week’s hottest deals, everything I bought was stuff that my family doesn’t just like, but honestly loves–Goldfish, Cinnamon Life, shredded cheese, pasta, Sabra hummus, Pretzel M&Ms (yum!) It almost felt like a “normal” shopping trip, you know, the ones where you just go and buy the things that sound good, except for my tiny total at the end.
One of the most common complaints about coupons is that there are no good food coupons. I’m sure most of you are already familiar with LWSL’s sister coupon matchup site, SavingWellSpendingLess.com, but (almost) every day I post a Coupons to Print Now list of the hottest printable coupons that I can find around the web. I try to focus on finding as many great food coupons as possible, so if you aren’t already checking out that list daily, you should definitely start. I try to have the list posted by 8am EST.
And now that I’ve piqued your curiosity, here is what I got:
At Publix I spent $34.99 for $168.48 worth of groceries, a savings of 80%.
For Publix stores that count Save-a-Lot as a competitor, I discovered recently that you can sign up here to get a $5 off $25 purchase coupon!
Grocery Breakdown: $5/$25 Purchase Save-a-Lot Coupon 8 Beech-Nut Stage 4 Steamies, BOGO @ – $2.00 (3) $2/2 Beech-Nut Stage 4 or Juice Product printable (2) $0.75/1 Beech-Nut Stage 4 Steamies printable Final price: $0.06 each 2 Sabra Hummus, BOGO @ – $3.99 (1) $1/1 Sabra Hummus (Become a Brand Ambassador & complete tasks to unlock Q) or (SS 6/26/11) (1) $1/1 Deli Item (Publix Baby Club) Final price: $0.99 each 1 Kashi Granola Bars – $2.99 (1) $2/1 Kashi Product Recyclebank printable Final price: $0.99 10 Mueller’s Pasta, BOGO @ – $1.53 (10) $1/1 Mueller’s 100% Whole Grain Pasta Facebook printable Final price: FREE + profit 4 Quaker Life Cereal, 15.4-20oz, BOGO @ – $5.07 (4) $0.75/1 Quaker Life Cereal, exp. 8/31/11 (RP 06/19/11 R) Final price: $1.78 each 4 M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies, Large Bag, 15.4-19.2oz, BOGO @ – $4.89 (4) $1/1 M&M’s Brand Pretzel Chocolate Candies, exp. 7/31/11 (RP 06/19/11) Final price: $1.44 each 2 Reynolds Wrap, assorted varieties, BOGO @ – $4.29 (1) $1/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil, exp. 6/30/11 (SS 05/15/11) (1) $1/1 Reynolds Wrap Non Stick Foil, exp. 6/30/11 (SS 05/15/11) Final price: $1.14 each 2 Fab Laundry Detergent, BOGO @ – $3.99 (1) $1/2 Dynamo, Ajax, Fab or Niagara Product, exp. 8/22/11 (SS 05/22/11) Final price: $1.49 each Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese, 7-8oz – $2.00 (2) $1/2 Kraft Cheese Product Target printable (NLA) (4) $1/1 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese w/ Philadelphia Final price: As low as $0.50 each 6 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Crackers or Grahams – $1.00 (2) $0.35/1 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams printable (4) $0.55/1 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams Final price: $0.52 each 2 Emeril’s Bam! Meals, 14.5-15oz can, BOGO @ – $1.49 (1) $1/1 Any Emeril’s Product printable (Rachel Ray EveryDay June/July ’11) Final price: $0.24 each 2 Cool Whip Whipped Topping, 8oz, BOGO @ – $2.03 Final price: $1.01 each 1 Publix Sweet Cream Butter – $3.00 1 Athena Cantaloupe – $2.50 Del Monte Gold Pineapple, each – $2.00 Driscoll Strawberries, 16oz pkg – $2.00 (1) $0.50/1 Driscoll’s Berries printable Southern Blueberries – $2.50 (3) $2 off Publix Produce (NLA) Final price for 4 produce items: $2.50, or $0.63 each 1 Johnsonsville Brats or Italian Sausage – $4.00 (1) $1/1 Johnsonville Italian Sausage printable (1) $1/1 Fresh Meat Item (Publix Baby Club Mailer) Final price: $2 Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix (excludes sugar-free) – $1.00 1 Publix Cocoa Butter @ $3.49 (1) Free Publix Cocoa Butter (Publix Baby Club Mailer) Final price: FREE 1 Publix Hand Sanitizer @ $0.99 (1) Free Hand Sanitizer (Publix Baby Club Mailer) Final price: FREE 1 Publix Rubbing Alcohol @ $1.49 (1) Free Publix Rubbing Alcohol (Publix Baby Club Mailer) Final price: FREE 1 Yoplait Yogurt @ $0.75 (1) Free Yoplait Yogurt (Yoplait Mailer) Final price: FREE
Combined with my Sunday shopping trip, this week I spent $83.75 for $328.61 worth of groceries and drugstore merchandise, an average savings of 75% for the week.
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