Oct 212011
 
I had to keep my oldest son home from school today, as he was getting whatever bug my two younger siblings already has had. Still, shopping had to be done, and I had a few surprises up my sleeves for the boys, so I dragged both my two-year-old and my nine-year-old sons to Publix. I have gotten so used to just shopping with my youngest son, that shopping with the two of them stressed me out a bit, but I still survived without any major mistakes.
I had already bought my produce at Sedanos and Aldi, since many of the Publix grocery prices are quite high unless there is a sale. This meant that I just had to pick up the deals and a few extras on my list. I had to adjust my Publix shopping plan a bit, as they were out of both Advantage flyers, but I still managed to get everything I need without breaking the bank.
I use I Heart Publix when planning my Publix grocery trip, but the South Florida Publix grocery prices are a bit higher (sometimes $1 more than in Georgia), so I also had to make a few adjustments because of this. 
Coupon Lingo:
NLA: No longer available
RP: Red Plum coupon insert
SS: Smart Source coupon insert
TC: Target coupon
DC: Doris coupon
MF: Manufacturer coupon
IP: Internet Printable
BOGO: Buy One Get One Free
Yel. Adv: Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer 
Gr. Adv: Publix Green Advantage Flyer 
My Publix Shopping Trip
1st Transaction
4 x Smart Balance Spread, 7.5 to 15 oz, BOGO $3.59 = $7.18 
 – ($1.25 Smart Balance Coupon + 2 x $0.60 Smart Balance coupons) = 4.73 ($1.18 each)
4 x Smart Balance Lactose Free Milk half gallon, 2/$6 = $12 
– (4 x $1.50 Smart Balance coupons) = 6 ($1.50 each)
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt on BOGO sale at 2 for 2.79 – 
(2 x $0.50 Fiber One coupons GM 9/11/) = $1.79 ($0.90 each)
4 x Breyer’s Ice Cream or Blasts! Frozen Dairy Dessert BOGO $5.99 = $11.98 
– (2 x $1/2 Breyers Coupons and 4 x $0.75/1 Target Breyers Coupons NLA) = $6.98 ($1.75 each)
2 x Motts Juice on sale at $2 each = $5 
– (2 x $0.55 Motts coupons from Vocalpoint mailer) = $2.90 ($1.45 each)
Oscar Mayer Beef Franks at $4.99 
– $4.99 Free Product Coupon = Free
4 x Tropicana Lemonade/Punch on BOGO sale at 2 for $1.99 = $3.98 ($0.99 each)
– $5 off $50 Doris Coupon from Recyclebank (Publix Competitor Coupon)
Total out of pocket $18.42
Total saved $73.81

Transaction 2
2 x Betty Crocker potatoes= $1.99 = $2.98
– (2 x $1 PC and $0.50 MF Betty Crocker Potato coupon) = $1.48 ($0.74 each)
4 x Cover Girl eye make up at $2.99 = 11.96 
– (2 x $8 Covergirl coupons 10/2 PG) = FREE (-$4.04 overage)
Badia whole pepper $1.69
Badia whole seasalt $1.99
Total out of pocket $1.84
Total saved $18.50

Publix Shopping Totals
Total out of pocket $20.26
Total saved $92.31

(You can also get Publix coupons and Doris coupons (Publix competitor 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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