I received a ton of emails this morning letting me know that Addicted to Saving received a shout out on Joy FM this morning! To all of the listeners checking into my site, welcome! I am reposting my weekly Publix Photo Show and Tell for all of you to check out. Every week I post my Photo Show and Tell and tell you how much I spent and saved. Beyond that, I let you know how do the exact same transaction as me. In other words, I tell you the exact coupons to use to get the best deals. Let me know if you have any questions and again, welcome!
I had another great Publix trip today! I focused on a few sales items that I wanted to stock up on and I focused on the awesome $0.99/lb produce deals. I am wondering if I can cut up and freeze zucchini and yellow squash? Has anyone tried that before?
I had a great trip although I chose the wrong cashier. You all know what I mean… when I got in her line I knew right away I should have chosen a different line… But, I put on a smile and I organized my stack of my coupons to match the order of the items on the conveyor belt. My first problem was when she wouldn’t give me overage on the Combat even though I’ve received overage on that deal at her Publix numerous times before. No big deal to me. I didn’t want to raise a fuss and ruin it for any couponers who happened in her line after me. However, she told me she would use either the store Combat coupon or the manufacturer coupon. Not both. I reminded her that she had to adjust the value of the coupon down so that I received the item free without overage. She reluctantly did this. It was funny to me that she knew how to do this which showed me she just didn’t want to give me the item free and she was hoping I would let it slide. Then, towards the end of the transaction, her register wouldn’t allow her to accept any more coupons because I gave her so many store and manufacturer coupons. Not a bid deal right? Well, she tells me she can’t accept any more of my coupons and literally is about to hand my pile of unused coupons back. To which I tell her, no, all you need to do is have a manager override the system. Again, she reluctantly did this and called the manager over and the manager (who was awesome btw) punched in her code.
This was a reminder, though, of how important it is to know how couponing works. If I was a coupon newbie, I would have lost money on the Combat deal and I would have lost money on the stack of coupons the cashier tried to give me back! To my newbies reading this, always know that it is okay to question a cashier’s actions.
The items I purchased today coincide with this week’s Publix Weekly ad. To see this week’s ad & coupon matchups, goHERE.
If you are new to saving money at Publix, read my Intro to Publix post!
**NOTE** 1) My Publix allows us to use more than one of the same Publix store coupon and/or competitor coupon. Not all Publix locations allow this. You should ask customer service if they allow this before loading up your cart. 2) You should find out what stores your Publix considers competition so that you know what competitor coupons you can use. Some but not all Publix locations accept Target, Winn Dixie, Whole Foods, Sweet Bay, Walgreens, and many more. 3) Not all Publix locations allow overage. If your Publix does not allow overage, they will adjust the value of the coupon down so that you receive the item for free.
Here’s the rundown and how to do what I did for today’s Publix stop:
3 Packages of Green Beans, on sale $0.99/lb
2 Packages of Yellow Squash, on sale $0.99/lb
1 Package of Zucchini, on sale $0.99/lb
Minus four $1.00/1 Produce Item Target Store Coupon (print limit may be reached?)
Total Due: $2.86
2 Coles Bread on sale B1G1 $2.79 for two
Minus two $0.50/1 Coles Bread printables
Total Due: $1.79 or $0.89 each
8 Starbucks Coffee Free Ice Cream on sale B1G1 $3.39 for two
Minus eight $1.50/1 Starbucks Coffee Free Ice Cream (1 pint) 8/8/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/5/2010)
Total Due: $1.56 or $0.19 each
6 Morningstar Veggie Burgers on sale B1G1 $3.89 for two
Minus six $1/1 Morningstar Farms Veggie Foods Product
Minus three $1/2 MorningStar Farms TARGET coupon 8/1/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/11/2010)
Total Due: $2.67 or $0.45 each
2 Combat Ant Bait, on sale $4.19 each
Minus two$3.00/1 Combat Publix Store Coupon Yellow Advantage Flyer (this coupon has now expired)
Minus two $2.00/1 Combat manufacturer coupon (adjusted down to $1.19 each)
Total Due: Free
12 Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup on sale B1G1 $2.39 for two
Minus twelve $1/1 Healthy Request Variety of Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup, can or microwavable bowl or HERE
Minus six $.50/1 Campbell’s Select Harvest Target Store Coupon
Total Due: FREE plus $0.66 overage
Total Due: $9.76 (including tax), Total Saved: $99.26, Percentage Saved: 91.1%
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