Monday, May 3, 2010

Publix: $207.29 for $99.57

I will not have time to do this kind of post very often, but I will do my best to do it every so often so you can see just how much money you can save at stores like Publix by planning ahead! On this trip, I used a lot of BJ's coupons because Publix is awesome and accepts competitor coupons.

This week's deals at Publix do not end until Wednesday so if you want to take advantage of any of these deals, you have tomorrow and Wednesday to do it! For a list of coupon match-ups, go HERE.

Here is a short glossary for newbies:
manufacturer's coupon (MQ)
out of pocket (OOP)
Smart Source newspaper insert (SS)
Red Plum newspaper insert (RP)
Proctor & Gamble newspaper insert (PG)
Prices start at (PSA)
Buy One Get One free (BOGO)

So, as you can see above, I got $207.29 worth of product for $99.57 OOP. First, I will list the items I made money on or got absolutely free. I will TRY to tell you where all the coupons came from, but no promises.

The run-down:

(free or profit!)

Bounty napkins $1.99 -$2 BJs coupon and $.25 MQ PG 5/2 (profit +.25)

5 Lunchables $1 each -5 $1 MQs SS 3/21 (all free!)

Colgate toothpaste $2.69 -$2 BJs coupon and $.75 newspaper coupon (profit + $.06)
PLUS I got a FREE Colgate Wisp with purchase of the toothpaste (PSA $

Bush's baked beans $1.19 - $1.50 BJs coupon (profit + $.31)

Stride gum $1.19 - $2 BJs coupon (profit + $.81)

Heinz ketchup $1.79 - $2 BJs coupon (profit + $.11)

Aleve $2.99 - $3 BJs coupon and $1 peelie coupon on product (profit $1.01)
2 Right Guard deodarant (BOGO) plus use 2 $1.50 coupons to get both for free (push the back button a few times after the first coupon prints to get another one to print)
Classico sauce $2.69 which gave me Publix brand sauce ($2.49) free- Buy theirs, get ours free.

(rest of the stuff)
2 blocks Kraft chunk cheese
1 bag Kraft shredded cheese
Texas Toast garlic croutons $1.59 - $.50 MQ 3/21 SS = $1.09
1 mango (splurge for Matt! $2! UGH!)
1 lb. Boar's Head Chicken
1/2 lb. Boar's Head salami
Publix bacon
1.68 lb red seedless grapes (on sale for 1.49/lb)
Publix spinach
4 Juicy Juice (on sale BOGO) plus use $1/2 coupon here
8 yoplait yogurt $.50/8 MQ (can't remember!)
Fresh pizza dough from bakery
Rondele Garlic/Herb cheese
4 Breakstone Sour cream BOGO at 2 for $.99
Post Alpha Bits and Post Fruity Pebbles BOGO
2 Triscuits (2 for $5)
2 Mission fajitas 20 ct BOGO
2 Kelloggs fruit snacks BOGO plus use this $1 coupon
Colgate 360 toothbrush $3.99 - $2.50 BJs coupon and $.75 MQ
2 cans Rotel BOGO
2 cans Bush's dark red kidney beans $.99 each with $.55/2 blinkie coupon
2 cans Bush's black beans $.99 each with $.55/2 blinkie coupon
2 Ken's dressing BOGO
2 Old El Paso taco mix on sale for 4 for $3 plus use this $.60/2 coupon
18 eggs
2 cans Publix green beans $.77 each
4 cans Hunts diced tomatoes BOGO
3 lbs. ground chuck
8+ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.99/lb!!
1 bag milk chocolate chips to make these cookies.

I made all of this into two transactions so I could use 2 $5/25 Save-A-Lot coupons that I had which gave me another $5 off of each transaction. WHEW-it was well worth it! Happy shopping!!

1 comment:

Ang. said...

By the look of your list I would say it seems that there is a possibility you could be making Taco Soup one day next week! :) lol if you didn't plan it then you definitely have the resources if you are short for dinner plans one night! :) Great post, BTW!