Jun 212010
 

After a 10 day vacation, the kids and I returned home to an empty fridge, so today was grocery day. While we were on vacation my husband and I took the baby grocery shopping, while my brothers and sister-in-laws watched our older boys. This gave my husband a rare opportunity to see how much I could save on a speed shopping trip, but even more so it made him realize how much I actually save under the right conditions. My husband is a very impatient man, when it comes to shopping and we ended up leaving Publix with a bill of $100 and we only saved $55.

Today he took the big boys with him, while the baby went grocery shopping with me. The cart was overflowing, and we could barely fit the groceries in the mini van today. I had some rain checks to use, lots of free coupons, and fortunately I had a very patient cashier.

MF – Manufacturer’s coupon
PC- Public coupon
BOGO – Buy One Get One Free

This is how I did:

Publix hot salsa $1.99
Publix lemonade $2.99
Publix OJ $4.49
2 x Publix facial tissue 2 for $3
Publix eggs $1.29
Publix Pork Sirloin cutlet $2.27
Publix Pork Sirloin cutlet $2.33
Publix boneless chicken thighs $4.60
Publix Pork for stew $3.77
Publix ground beef $3.18 – ($2 PC when you buy 2 x Kettle chips) = $1.18

Squash on sale $1.89
Green peppers on sale $0.99/lb = $1.13
Tomatoes on sale @ $0.79/lb = $1.55
2 cucumbers on sale @ 2 for $1.29
1.85 lb Bananas = $1.28
5 corn on sale at 5 for $1
5 lb potatoes on sale at $2.99
1 lb carrots $0.89
Fresh Express salad blends on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.69 – $1 PC = $2.69 ($1.35 each)
Athenos feta cheese $2.29 – ($1 MF when you buy bagged salad) = $1.29

Publix sandwich buns $1.99
Publix whole wheat bread $1.69
Publix hotdog buns $1.19

20 lb Mahatma rice regular $11.89 – rain check price $6.99 (saved $4.90)
4 x Bush Vegetarian Beans regular $2.29 each = $9.16 – raincheck BOGO deal = 4 for $4.58 ($1.15 each)
2 x Mrs. T Potato/Spinach Pierogies on sale at $2.29 each = $4.58 – raincheck BOGO deal = 2 for $2.29 ($1/15 each)
Breakstone sourcream $1.89 – ($1 MF when you buy potatoes) = $0.89
Amy’s vegetarian burrito on sale @ $2 – $0.75 MF = $1.25
Publix hummus on sale at $2 – $1 Deli PC = $1
Ben & Jerry frozen yogurt on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.79 – (2 x $1 MF) = $1.79 ($0.90 each)
Publix frozen yogurt on sale at $2.50 – ($1 PC when you buy 2 Smuckers toppings) = $1.50
2 Smuckers toppings 2.69 and $2.99 = $5.68 – $1 MF = $4.68 ($2.34 each)
Combat Roach gel $5.19 – ($2 MF and $3 PC) = $0.19
2 x Sundown kids vitamin gummies @ $5.99 each = $11.98 – ($6 PC and $3 MF) = $2.98 ($1.49 each)
3 x Green Giant frozen vegetables on sale at $1 each = $3 – ($1 MF and $0.50 MF) = $1.50 ($0.50)
2 x Eggo waffels on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.59 – $1 MF = $1.59 ($0.80 each)
2 x Old El Paso dinner kits on BOGO sale @ 2 for $2.95 – (2 x $0.50 MF) = $1.95 ($0.98 each)
6 x Earth’s Best baby food on BOGO sale @ $0.99 each = $2.97 – ($1 MF) = $1.97 ($0.33 each)
2 x Tostitos Family size chips on BOGO sale @ 2 for $4.99 ($2.50 each)
2 x Tostitos Family size chips on BOGO sale @ 2 for $4.99 ($2.50 each)

Lays Kettle Chips $3.29 (FREE when you buy 2 Tostitos chips) FREE
Lays Kettle Chips $3.29 (FREE when you buy 2 Tostitos chips) FREE
Hood Milk on sale for $3 – (FREE coupon) = FREE
Tropicana OJ $3.79 – (FREE coupon) = FREE
Bailey’s creamer on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.09 – (2 x $0.55 Publix coupons and 1 x FREE coupon) = FREE ($1.10 overage)
Blueberries on sale at $1.50 – $1.50 PC = FREE
McCormick recipe inspirations $2.39 – (Free coupon) = FREE
Publix 12 pk waffel cones $2.59 – (Winn Dixie Free waffle cones) = FREE
Digiorno deep dish pizza $3.19 – (Free coupon) = FREE
Pace Picante $3.29 – (Free coupon) = FREE
Green Giant family size vegetable medley $2.99 – (Free coupon) = FREE

– $10 Winn Dixie coupon
– $10 Publix gift card from mail in rebate


Total out of pocket $70.56

Total saved $131.06

If you have any questions as to where I got a coupon, just leave a comment.

Thank you to I Heart Publix for all the help in putting together my grocery list. 

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