I know what you all are going to think when you see this picture. You are going to think that I barely bought anything and that there is no way I can live off of today’s shopping trip. You are right on both counts! This week’s Publix ad is disappointing to me. I am fortunate in that I have been couponing for years now and so I have a stockpile that is more than sufficient. So today I went to Publix with the buying around $30.00 worth of groceries (after sale and before coupons) so that I could use one of my $5 off $30 coupons. I’m hoping that next week’s sale is better. I have only been grocery shopping twice thus far in year 2012 and I haven’t been impressed with my savings or my results.
I have been taking advantage of the Zaycon Foodsevents, and so I have a ton of meat frozen away so I will not have to pay full price on lean meat for months to come. I am literally swimming in boneless, skinless chicken breasts. And, I am going in with friends on the upcoming Zaycon Foods bacon and ground beef deals so I know I will have enough meat to live on for a long time. (If you are new to Zaycon Foods, read my post HERE to learn more about Zaycon and to take advantage of their awesome meat deals!)
**If you like feta cheese (we LOVE it), make sure you read my post about the unadvertised Publix BOGO sale plus $1/2 printable coupon! I didn’t have this coupon on me when I went shopping tonight otherwise I would have taken advantage of this deal! Go HERE to read my post.
How did you do this week shopping? I hope you were able to spend less and save more than I did! Please leave a comment letting everyone know how you did!
Below is what I bought and the coupons I used:
1 Bag Yellow Onions 3lb, $1.99
Total Due: $1.99
1 Premium Tomato on sale $1.49/lb
Total Due: $0.77
1 Cantaloupe, on sale 2/$4.00
Minus one $1.00/1 Publix Produce Item Publix Baby Club Coupon (thanks to my friend for mailing me this!)
Total Due: $1.00
2 Smithfield Bacon on sale 3/$10.00
Minus one $1/2 Smithfield Regular or Thick Sliced Bacon, 16 oz, PUBLIX COUPON 01/08/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/12/2012)
Minus two $1.00/1 Smithfield Bacon 12/4/11 SS Insert
Total Due: $3.66 or $1.83 each **this is a great deal – I would have gotten more but I’m sharing 30 lbs of bacon with two friends at the next Zaycon event and I really don’t need that much bacon
2 Boca Burger on sale BOGO $3.45 for two
Minus one $1/2 Boca Meatless Products 01/08/2012 SS Insert (exp 03/04/2012)
Total Due: $2.45 or $1.23 each
1 Publix Chocolate Milk Pint, reg price $1.09
Minus one $1.00/1 Publix Dairy Item (min value of $1.00) Publix Baby Club Coupon (thanks to my friend for mailing me this!)
Total Due: $0.09
6 Green Giant Simply Steamed Box Vegetables on sale BOGO $1.77 for two
Minus two $0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 01/08/2012 GM Insert (exp 03/03/2012)
Total Due: $4.11 or $0.69 each
2 Gas X Thin Strips reg price $4.59 each
Minus one $5/2 Maalox, Ex-Lax, Prevacid, Gas-X or Benefiber, 42 ct , PUBLIX COUPON Publix Green Flyer, Healthy Start 2012 (exp 01/27/2012)
Minus one $3/2 Benefiber, Gas-X, Prevacid 24HR, Maalox Advanced 01/08/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/29/2012)
Total Due: $1.18 or $0.59 each
2 Ricola on sale BOGO $1.79 for two
Minus one $1/2 Ricola 01/01/2012 SS Insert (exp 03/30/2012)
Total Due: $0.79 or $0.40 each
1 Bounty Paper Single Roll $2.15
Minus one $1.00/1 Bounty Paper Towel Single Roll Mailer
Total Due: $1.15
Minus one $5/30 Publix Coupon from the Take Your Budget by the Horns Booklet
Total Due: $12.19 Total Saved: $48.02 Percentage Saved: 80%
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