I completely forgot that my kids had a short week at school this week, so my grocery schedule got completely messed up. Today the kids were off at noon, and I wanted to make sure to squeeze in at least a trip to Target and Publix this morning. My plan was to walk home, because my husband had an appointment he needed to get to.
Just as I was entering Publix, he called to tell me that his appointment had been postponed half an hour, and that he could pick us up, if we finished shopping by 10:30 AM. This gave me 15 minutes to get my shopping done – 15 minutes to do grocery shopping, which I usually spend at least 45 minutes to do.
So, I had to do some speed shopping with a stroller in tow, but I got it done! The alternative would have been me walking home, but then I could not buy all the juice that I needed to.
Two downsides with speed shopping at Publix were that I spent more, because I did not have time to recalculate everything in the store. The South Florida Publix prices can be as much as $1 more per item than those prices listed at I Heart Publix, which I usually use to prepare my shopping list.
I had a $5/$50 coupon with me, and usually I try to get the amount as close to the $50 as possible before coupons. Since I was in a rush, I threw in a few extra items just to make sure that I got to $50. Of course, I had more than $50 worth of products before coupons, and even though I did put a few of my extra items back, I was still over the $50 because of the extra added South Florida price.
I got the deals I needed though, and tomorrow I am planning on heading to Aldi and Walmart to pick up meat and produce.
My Publix Grocery Shopping Trip
1 Gallon of Publix Lemonade $2.99
1 Gallon of Publix Orange Juice $3.99
6 x Juicy Juice 100% Juice on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.79 = Blend, 64 oz, BOGO $2.75 = $11.37 – (2 x$1/3 Juicy Juice coupon IP) = $9.37 ($1.56 each)
Dole Pineapple 20 oz $0.99 x 2 = $1.99 – $0.50 Dole coupon = $1.49 ($0.75 each)
Ocean Spray Juice on BOGO sale at Target for $3.85 ($1.93 each) A new Ocean Spray coupon has just showed up, and if you print this BOGO Ocean Spray coupon you can get both juices for free….I’m definitely going back.
Lactaid Milk 2 for $7 – $1/2 Lactaid Coupon = $6 ($3 each)
2 x Ritz Bits on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.89 – $1/2 Nabisco Coupon IP and $1/2 Nabisco Target Coupon = $1.89 ($0.95 each)
4 x Toufayan Whole Wheat Flatbread on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.49 = $4.98 ($1.25 each)
2 x Ragu Pasta Sauce on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.67 – 2 x $0.50 Ragu coupons Unilever coupon and $1/2 Ragu Target Coupon = $0.67 ($0.34 each)
Edwards Turtle Pie on sale at 50 percent off at $4 – $0.75 Edwards’ coupon SS 3/25= $3.25
Kraft American Singles on sale at 2 for $4 – $1 Target Kraft coupon = $3 ($1.50 each)
– $5/$50 Doris Coupon from Recyclebank
Total out of pocket $37.38
Total saved $51.27
So, after I got home from my Publix shopping trip, I spotted this fantastic BOGO Ocean Spray coupon. It definitely weren’t there the night before, when I was putting my final list together. I made sure to print a few of the coupons out, and then I made a quick stop at Publix this morning to pick up the free juice
My Free Ocean Spray Trip
3 x Ocean Spray Cranberry Juices on BOGO sale
3 x Ocean Spray Cherry Juices on BOGO sale
– 3 x BOGO Ocean Spray coupons
Total out of pocket $0.70
Total saved $23.10
Total spent at Publix $38.08
Total saved at Publix $74.37
The turnstile: Look for Publix coupon booklets in the turnstile at Publix.
Competitor Coupons: Publix accepts competitor coupons, which can be combined with manufacturer coupons.My local store accepts Doris, Sedano’s, Target and Winn-Dixie, but ask at your local Publix what competitor coupons they accept.