Oct 282011
 
This week I decided to stay home as much as possible, which meant a one stop shopping trip to Publix. I still got some great grocery savings, and I stayed well below my regular weekly grocery budget of $60 – $70 for a family of five. Thanks to my well-stocked pantry we did not need much, and I bought lots of produce, milk, meat and eggs from last week, so I just picked up a few essentials such as orange juice, apples and oranges and then some extras. If you look at my grocery shopping trip this week, you probably wonder how I am able to make dinner, but you will have to look at the previous week’s grocery shopping trips to get the whole picture.
I wanted to get in on the P&G Pink Bakeware rebate (Expires 10/31), which meant I had to spend more than $25 before coupons on P&G products, and I was finally able to do that….without spending anything out of pocket.
The orange juice, apples and oranges would have been a lot cheaper, if I had bought it at Aldi, but because of the overage from the coupons I was able to squeeze them into my Publix trip.

My Publix Rebate Shopping Trip
6 x Covergirl Eye Make Up @ $2.99 each =  $17.94
– (3 x $8/2 Covergirl Coupons P&G 10/2) = FREE ($6.06 Overage)
4 x Crest Toothbrushes on sale at $2 each = $8
– (4 x $2 Crest Coupons SS 9/11 and 2 x $1 Crest Coupons from Publix Stocking Up Booklet) = FREE ($2 overage)
Snapware containers $2.79
– ($3 Snapware coupon SS 10/16) = FREE (0.21 overage)
2 x Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice on BOGO sale at 2 for $1.49
– (2 x $1 Uncle Ben’s Coupon from blog promo) = FREE ($0.51 overage)
4 x Diet Pepsi on B3G1 sale at 4 for $12
– (4 x $1 Target Pepsi Coupons NLA) = $8 ($2 each)
Doritos at $4.29 – (Get One Free Up To $3.50 wyb 3 Pepsi  MF fromWinn Dixie Weeky Ad) = $0.79
2 x Tropicana Lemonade and Punch on BOGO sale at $1.99 ($1 each)
2 x Kraft Velveeta on BOGO sale at 2 for $4.39
– (2 x $1 Cheese Coupons) = $2.39 ($1.20 each)
2 x Stayfree on sale @ $3.99 =  $7.98
– (2 x $1 Stayfree Coupon SS 10/16 and SS 8/21) = $5.98 ($2.99 each)
6 x Totinos Pizza Stuffers on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.99 = $11.97
– (1 FREE Totinos coupon from Blog promotion and 4 x $0.75 Totinos Pizza Stuffers Coupons GM 9/11) = $4.98 ($0.83 each)
3 x Ore Ida Fries @ $3.75 each = $11.25
– ($3.75 Yel Adv. and $1.25 MF SS10/9/11) = $6.25 ($2.08 each)
3 x Ore Ida Fries @ $3.75 each = $11.25
– ($3.75 Yel Adv. and $1.25 MF SS10/9/11) = $6.25 ($2.08 each)
Publix Orange Juice $4.99

Granny Smith Apples $3.99

Florida Tangerines on sale at $2.50

Bottom Round Roast $11.29
– $2 x $3/30 Publix Coupons from Recyclebank
– $5/50 Doris Coupon (Publix Competitor Coupon) from Recyclebank
Taxes $2.75
Total out of pocket $43.86
Total Saved $114.99

Transaction 2
4 x Crest Toothbrushes on sale at $2 each = $8 – (4 x $2 Crest Coupons SS 9/11) = FREE
Taxes $0.36
Total out of pocket $0.36
Total saved $11.07

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
B3G1: Buy 3 Get 1 Free
Yel. Adv: Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer 
Gr. Adv: Publix Green Advantage Flyer 

I did end up making a Friday trip to Walgreens, you can find my cheap Welch Jelly shopping trip here.


My Weekly Spending for a family of five

Total spent at Publix $44.22
Total saved at Publix $126.06

Total spent at Walgreens $5.92
Total saved at Walgreens $19.74

Total spent this week $50.14
Total saved this week $145.08

(Sometimes you can 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.)
If you are wondering where the produce is, make sure to check out my last Aldi Produce shopping trip.
Don’t forget that you can win groceries right here at Frugality Is Free
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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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