Mar 012013

grocery cart with groceries

This week I only made one shopping trip, as I spent the first half of the week in the hospital with my beautiful baby girl. The first thing my oldest son reminded me of in the car on the way home from the hospital was that….we were out of milk. When Thursday came around, and I still had not done any grocery shopping, my son kindly opened the fridge just to show me how empty it was…

We still had two oranges left, I found them some soymilk from the pantry, and they even got a home-cooked meal yesterday, so I decided to take it easy.

Today there was no way out though, because it is my middle son’s birthday. He woke me up at 5 a.m. together with the baby, who needed a diaper change. By 9:30, I’d showered, gotten our youngest son showered, put together something that resembled a grocery list, and gotten the baby changed, fed and dressed…it was off to Publix.

It was definitely not a big savings trip, but I had gotten both treats for the birthday boy and some essentials that hopefully will get us through until next week. The baby and my toddler was with my husband, and this was the first time he had to spend time alone with the baby, so I was rushing through the store.  Of course I forgot a few things, and I bought several items that would have been cheaper at ALDI to, but at least we’ll get through the next week or so.

After Publix, we headed straight for Dunkin Donuts to pick up two dozen donuts. Then it was time to show up at my son’s lunch with donuts, which was a very noisy affair…but we made it….and I even wore pre-pregnancy pants. I’d left the baby with my husband again, but my 3-year-old got to experience lunch with the first graders, which he found a bit overwhelming.

When we got home, the baby had fallen asleep in the car seat, and I used the opportunity to clean the fridge quickly and get the groceries put away. There is no fancy grocery set up this week, all I have is a shot of the full grocery cart.

This morning my son opened up a few gifts, and before cake time, we have set up a treasure hunt for birthday gifts around the house. The baby has the first treasure hunt note in her pocket, and in her bed is a big bag filled with a few gifts that I was too lazy to wrap….

Dinner is whatever my son wants to eat, so he chooses the place and my husband delivers…everyone is happy, and I don’t have to stress.


Publix Shopping Trip:

2 x 1 Gallon Publix Orange Juice on sale at $3.49 each = $6.98

1 Gallon Publix milk $3.75

1 Gallon Publix Lemonade $2.99

Broccoli $2

2.43 lbs of bananas $1.68

Publix Coleslaw Salad Mix $1.69

Green Beans $1.74

2 x Strawberries @ $1.67 each = $3.34

0.91 Black Plums $1.54

4 x Whole Wheat Lenders Bagels on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.19 = $4.38 ($1.10 each)

4 x Pepperidge Farms Gold Fish on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.39 = $4.78 ($1.2o each)

Whoppers on sale at $1.67

Number candle $0.99

Balloons $2.49

2 x Capri Sun on sale at $1.97 = $3.94 – (2 x $0.30 1 Capri Sun coupons (zip 30187) = $3.34 ($1.67 each)

4 x Pepperidge Farms Rolls on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.89 = $7.78 – (4 x $1 Pepperidge Farms coupons) = $3.78 ($0.95 each)

3 x Pepsi and Diet Pepsi on B2G1 sale at 3 for $3.98 (- $1/3 Pepsi Publix coupons Stocking Spree Sheet in store) = $2.98 ($1 each)

2 x Lays Party Size Chips on BOGO sale at 2 for $4.99 – (2 x $0.55 Lays coupons hangtag) = $3.89 ($1.95 each)

2 x Quaker Instant Oatmeal on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.89 – ($1/2 Quaker Target coupon) = $2.89 ($1.45 each)

Publix Whole Wheat Bread $1.85

 – 2 off $25 Doris coupon from Recyclebank too – under rewards, then click the food and beverage tab)

 – 5 off  $50 Doris coupon from Recyclebank too – under rewards, then click the food and beverage tab)

Tax $0.97

Total out of pocket $52.72

Total saved $55.61


While I was under budget on our groceries this week, and while I did not spend any money on clothing and more, we certainly spent much more than usual on take out. The convenience on fast food and take out just cannot be beat sometimes, and I will admit that Subway has been an easy solution this week.

Did you find any great Publix deals this week?

  7 Responses to “The Weekly Savings Linky Baby Edition – Saved $55”

  1. Congratulations to you and your family on your new baby girl! How wonderful!

  2. Girl, I think you did amazing considering you just had a baby! With mine, I basically slept when the baby slept and didn’t leave the house at all for like a month! Seriously, you’re amazing at being able to keep up with it all!

    Congrats to you and your family! I’m sure you’re enjoying your little angel. =)

  3. Congratulations..I just can’t believe you even made it to the store!!!

  4. Congrats on your beautiful baby!! Enjoy every second…

  5. First of all, HUGE Congrats on your new bundle of joy. That’s amazing that you were able to save over 50% still! I did awful at the store savings wise. Take it slow momma, remember a person just escaped your body. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your shopping trip. You are amazing. I hope to be in your shoes very soon. 😉

  6. Congrats to the wonderful new addition to your family!!!

  7. congrats

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