Aug 312011
I knew I had to head for Publix yesterday, as Publix has a Capri Sun for $1.79 this week, and I had a bunch of Capri Sun coupons to use, several of them with expiration dates yesterday. Since my husband is back in school full-time and works full-time, there are no rides unless I want to go grocery shopping in the busy afternoons/evenings with three kids in tow. So, despite gloomy weather and threat of rain I bundled up my toddler in the stroller and headed for the stores. 
We managed to get to JoAnn’s, CVS Pharmacy, Target and Publix, but when we got to Publix we were running low on time. I had to get back to pick up my two oldest sons at school at 2 p.m., and I left Publix at 1:15 p.m. I had two miles left, and I definitely underestimated the weight of 6 Capri Sun ten packs, 2 Diet Coke 12 packs and the rest of the groceries. I ran some, I walked some and I pushed some….and it was tough! I will admit it, I was beat, and I had to keep the pep talk going. My little one loved his fast stroll, and I was sweating like a pig to say it mildly. 
We made it to my house at 1:45 p.m, and I had a few minutes to unload everything before I continued the walk/run towards the kids school. It usually takes me 10 -15 minutes to walk over there, but I knew I could be five minutes late as they do not come out when the bell rings. 

Just as I was about to run off again, my husband called me…he had gotten out of school early and wanted to know, if we needed him to pick us up since it was still raining. Sigh of relief….!!! My husband was amazed that I was not at school yet, since I am usually very early, and if there are rain in the forecast I might even show up extremely early just to make sure that I am at least at the school to wait with the boys until the rain slows down. 
Grocery shopping surely was like exercising, and before I could pack the groceries away I had to take a shower as running in South Florida is very very hot.
I did get almost all of my grocery shopping done, and I got some amazing savings at Publix.
Coupon Lingo:
RP: Red Plum coupon insert from Sunday newspaper
SS: Smart Source coupon insert from Sunday newspaper
IP: Internet Printable
TC: Target Coupon
PC: Publix Coupon
NLA: No longer available
BOGO: Buy One Get One Free
My Publix Grocery Shopping Trip:
6 x Capri Sun 10 pks on sale at $1.79 each = $10.74 – (2 x $1/3 Capri Sun IP NLA and 6 x $0.50 Target Capri Sun Coupons) = $5.74 ($0.96 each)
4 x Scotties Facial Tissue on BOGO sale @ 2 for $1.25 = $2.50 – (4 x $1 Scotties Coupon) = FREE ($1.50 overage)
Kashi Pizza on sale at $5 – $2 Kashi Coupon = $3
2 x Minute Maid Lemonade $0.99 each = $1.98
Publix American Cheese Singles on sale at $2.50
3 x Ore Ida Fries @ $3.75 each – ($2/2 Target Ore Ida Coupon and Free Ore Ida Publix Coupon from Yellow Adv. Ad) = $5.50 ($1.83 each)
Del Monte Pineapple $4.99 – ($5 Del Monte Coupon) = FREE
Jiffy To Go Peanut Butter $2.19 – Free Jiffy Coupon from Mailer = FREE
– $5 Off $30 Publix Coupon from Mailer
Tax $0.92
Total out of pocket $13.63
Total saved $39.82
(You can also get Publix coupons at Recyclebank. If you are new to Recyclebank, or if you are interested in signing up, make sure to check out my Recyclebank Guide to get the most out of your Recyclebank account.)
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I would love to see how you did on your grocery shopping this week. Come link up at the Weekly Savings Linky at Frugality Is Free every Friday!

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