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Come post your grocery savings at the weekly savings linky here at Frugality Is Free. Frugality Is Free is all about frugal living, and every week frugal shoppers from all over the country come to link up their frugal grocery trips deals. I am posting the weekly savings linky a bit early, since my family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve.
How much did you save on your groceries? The Top Frugalista wins a feature and a free ad space every week.
PhotobucketSince you are here, you are obviously all about frugal living, so I would like to invite all of you to link up your frugal posts (no grocery savings posts) at the Fantastic Frugal Fridays blog party. You will also earn an extra bonus entry into the ALDI giveaway from linking up your frugal posts.

My Grocery Savings

This week I managed to get my grocery shopping done at Publix on Wednesday night. I skipped Target, as I was not up for shopping at all. On our way to Publix, I had this strange feeling that something was going to go wrong, and it did not make me feel good at all. I have learned that this feeling should not be ignored, because on two previous occasions something was horribly wrong. The first time my middle son had fever seizures, stopped breathing completely and ended up in the hospital, and the second time he walked out in the street in the dark, while we were having a family gathering.

So, I worried, I did not say anything, but I was very worried. I told myself that as long as my family was alright, it was okay. My husband dropped me off, and I still worried something would happen while I was at the Publix.

So…something did happen, but it was nothing horrible, it was just a big mistake on my part…THANKFULLY! I lost two $5 coupons….I still have not found out what happened to them, but they are gone. I had them, when I entered Publix, but when I got to the register they were gone.

However, while $10 lost is bad….I am just thankful that everyone in my family is okay. THANKFUL!

MF: Manufacturer’s Coupon
TC: Target Coupon
PC: Publix Coupon
BOGO: Buy One Get One Free

My Grocery Shopping at Publix

6  x Ocean Spray Fruit and Veggie Juice 64 oz on BOGO sale @ 2 for $3.99 = $11.97
– (6 x $1 MF) = $5.97 ($1 each)

2 x Birds Eye Steam Fresh Pepper Mix on sale for $1.14 each = $2.28
– (2 x $0.50 MF) = $1.14 ($0.57 each)

1 Birds Eye SteamFresh corn on sale for $1.19
– $0.50 Birds Eye printable coupon = $0.69

4 x Ore Ida Hash Browns on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.49 = $6.98
– (2 x $2 TC) = $2.98 ($1.49 each)

Reynolds foil 80 ft on sale at $2.99
Glad Force Flex with Odor Control garbage bags reg. price $6.89
– $2 Glad printable coupon and 1 PC and 1 TC = $2.89
6 x Cape Cod Chips on BOGO sale at 2 for 3.49 = $10.47
– (6 x $1 MF) =$4.47 ($0.75 each)

4 x Quaker Instant Oatmeal on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.89 – (2 x $1 MF) = $1.89 ($0.95 each)

2 x Sunbelt granola bars @ $1.99 each = $3.98
– (2 x $1.50 Sunbelt Printable Coupons) = $0.98 ($0.49 each)

Clorox toilet cleaner on sale at $1.67 –
$0.75 MF coupon = $0.92 

2 x Fudge Ritz on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.67
– ($1 TC and $1 Nabisco Printable Coupon) = $1.67 ($0.84 each)

2 x Kraft Miracle Whip on BOGO sale at 2 for $4.89 –
(1 x $1.50 MF and 2 x $0.50 TC) = $2.39 ($1.20  each)

2 x Pine Sol on sale at $2.49 each = $4.98
(2 x $1 MF) = $2.98 ($1.49 each)

2 x Philadelphia Cream Cheese on sale at $1.25 each = $2.50 – ($1 MF and $0.50 TC) = $1 ($0.50 each)

2 x Planter’s Cashews on sale at $3.49 each = $7.98
– ($2 PC and $2 TC) = $3.98 ($1.99 each)

Nestle ready-to-bake cookies on BOGO sale @ 2 for $3.39 – (2 x $1 printable Nestle coupons) = $1.39 ($0.70 each)

Smartbalance milk $3.59 – $0.75 MF = $2.84

2 x 8th Continent soy milk @ $3.09 = $6.18
– (2 x $1 MF) = $4.18 ($2.09 each)

3 lb Florida oranges $2.69

1 Qt Buttermilk $2.15 

2.7 lb Publix Boneless Chicken Breast @ 1.79/lb = $4.84
(Saved $6.75)

Bottom Round Roast $10.85

3 lb yellow onions $1.99

1 cucumber $0.65

1 lb carrots $0.89

Sweet potatoes $0.39/lb $1.33

Bananas $0.69/lb $1.75

Squash $0.99/lb $1.35 

Publix whipping cream $3.50

Publix OJ 1 gallon $4.89

Publix veggie burgers $3.29

Publix Whole Wheat Bagels $1.59

Publix whole wheat bread $1.69

– $5  PC

Total $85.43 (For a family of five)
Total Saved $110.44

I have been working on a comparison shopping list between Aldi, Publix and Target on the regular groceries that I usually buy the store brand off, since it is the cheapest.

You can find it here:

Grocery price comparison list between Aldi, Publix and Target.

You can also find lots of great printable coupons at my coupon database My Best Printable Coupons



The Top Frugalista Of The Week Is

 Holly at CentsAble Stewardship is the Top Frugalista for the second week in a row. She is all about frugality, and she believes in being Frugal without being Cheap. Holly wants to help you be frugal too, and she will teach you how to shop effectively with coupons and stretch your money.
Please visit Holly at CentsAble Stewardship.


Top Frugalista Rules
Each week I will be featuring a Top Frugalista here at Frugality Is Free, and the Top Frugalista will get the second spot in the linky and a free ad space at Frugality Is Free for a week. I will use to draw the winner.
Top Frugalista Rules
1. Add the Weekly Savings Linky button to your post 
1. Add the Weekly Savings Linky post to your sidebar.
2. Tweet about the Weekly Savings Linky
(1 entry each, make sure to let me know, if you have done any of these)
Link up your savings posts at the Weekly Savings linky @ Frugality Is Free. Enter to become the Top Frugalista too!
***Let me know in the comment field below if you have done any of the above
to make sure that your entry is counted***
*(Adding the button or posting about the Weekly Savings linky is not mandatory for linking up at the Weekly Savings Linky. It is simply a way to get entries into the Top Frugalista drawing. While it is not mandatory, or necessary, it is highly appreciated, as it helps grow our frugalista network and thereby get more views to your weekly savings posts.)

For more places to link up your grocery savings check out the Weekly Savings Linky Collection, You can post your frugal living posts at the Fantastic Frugal Fridays Linky and if you have a giveaway on your blog don’t forget to enter it at the Fantastic Friday Giveaway Linky.

I would love to hear how you did on your savings this week?
Please list name of blog, savings, name of store below.

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