Publix Trip – 89% Savings!

I had high hopes to spend only $2 total between my two Publix runs this week. But, when I got to my store for my first trip, I discovered it didn’t carry the Libby’s single-serve fruit cups that  I needed to add almost $5 to my pre-coupon total while only requiring me to spend $0.79 OOP for four 4-packs.

So, I had to change my plans. It’s all about rolling with the punches when you coupon. Things don’t always go as you plan and you sometimes have to make adjustments on the fly. I also had to get a 20 oz. bottle of Coke because I was getting really light-headed from low blood sugar, and SOMEONE (I won’t name any names) requested a Beech Nut applesauce pouch in the Tigger package. I’m glad those suckers  are only $0.99!

On my second trip, I had planned to double up on everything I bought but only was able to get one set of coupons, so that threw me off. I would have gotten everything for free, but I added on a bottle of Juicy Juice, some chili seasoning and a couple more applesauce pouches for the munchkin. But, really, I can’t be upset when I only spent $2.76 OOP.

All that being said, I spent $15.25 for $132.76 worth of groceries this week so, while it wasn’t as good as the $2 total I was aiming for, I’m pretty thrilled. I got the mayo and condensed soup for my parents (and spent a grand total of $1 on all of that), and the butter and sour cream I will donate as we have TONS of butter and don’t eat sour cream.

Trip 1
What I got:
(2) Mott’s Apple Juice, $3.19
(4) Publix Frozen Vegetables, $6.36
(4) Wishbone Salad Dressing, $5.30
(10) Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, $6.65
(2) Nestle Cookie Dough, $2.73
(1) Eggo Wafflers, $2.37
(1) Beech Nut Applesauce Pouch, $0.99
(3) Smart Balance Buttery Spread, $4.50
(1) 20 oz. Coke, $1.69

Coupons Used:
(4) $1/1 Wishbone Publix Coupon (Best Meals Happen at Home email)
(2) $2/4 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Publix Coupon (Best Meals Happen at Home email)
(2) $1/5 Campell’s Condensed Soup
(1) $1.25/2 Nestle Cookie Dough
(1) $3/3 Smart Balance Product
(1) $1/1 Smart Balance Publix Coupon (All the Trimmings Booklet)
(1) $5/$30 Purchase Target Coupon

Trip 2
What I got:
(2) Kraft Mayo, $4.36
(1) Yucatan Guacamole, $5.49
(1) Juicy Juice, $1.58
(8) Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, $5.32
(2) Breakstone Sour Cream, $2.59
(4) Del Monte Tomatoes, $3.18
(2) Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $2.79
(6) Idahoan Mashed Poatoes, $3.99
(2) Publix Chili Seasoning, $1.18
(1) Beech Nut Applesauce Pouch, $0.99
(8) Knorr Sides, $5.16
(2) Chinet Napkins, $2.19
(2) Gerber Fruit and Yogurt Pouches, $3
(2) Whiskas Cat Treats, $1.65
(1) Publix Pasta Sauce, $1.15

Coupons Used:
(1) Free Yucatan Guacamole – NLA
(1) Penny Item Coupon (Publix Pasta Sauce) – from the newspaper
(2) $2/4 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Publix Coupon (Best Meals Happen at Home email)
(2) $2/1 Kraft Mayo MQ
(2) $0.75/1 Kraft Mayo PQ (Stocking Spree Booklet)
(2) $1/1 Breakstone Sour Cream
(2) $1/2 Del Monte Tomatoes
(2) $1/3 Idahoan Mashed Potatoes
(4) $1/2 Knorr Sides PQ (Best Meals Happen at Home email)
(2) $1/1 Chinet Product
(2) Gerber Graduates Products – not sure if still available
(2) $1/1 Whiskas Cat Treats PQ
(2) $0.50/1 Whiskas Cat Treats MQ
(1) $5/$30 Purchase Target Coupon

Total retail: $132.76
Total OOP: $15.25
Savings: 89%

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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