Sep 192013


I had yet another very poorly planned grocery shopping trip this week, but it just seems like that is how it goes these days. Despite needing to do grocery shopping on a budget, I have seriously neglected my coupon organization, shopping trip preparation and deals searching, since I am on the road with the kids most of the day.

Once we get home, it is time for homework, housework, cooking and such, and by the time the kids go to sleep I am ready to sleep as well (although the baby is ready to play). So, where I used to have a little time to “coupon”, there’s now very little time left. Still, I need to stay below our grocery budget of $70 per week for our family of six, so I need to keep at it.

We already made an ALDI trip this week, so I just needed to pick up a few deals. I also needed to pick up a box of rainbow goldfish for my youngest son’s preschool class, so the Publix gift cards came in handy.

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Publix Grocery Deals:

1 Gallon Publix Orange Juice $3.99

1 Gallon Publix Lemonade $2.99

2.26 lbs of grapes $4.50

1.58 lbs of bananas $1.09

2 x Edge Shave Gel on sale at $1.99 = $3.98 – B1G1 Edge Shave Gel coupon and – $1/1 Edge or Skintimate Shave Prep Target Coupon  = $

2 x Sorrento Galbani Fresh Mozzarella on sale at $3.49 each = $6.98 – (2 x $1/1 Sorrento Galbani coupons from blinkie and 2 x $1/1 Sorrento Fresh Mozzarella Publix coupons from Italian Day flyer = $2.98 ($1.49 each)

6 x Musselman’s Applesauce 6 pk, on BOGO sale $2.39 = $7.17 – (3 x -$0.75/2 Musselman’s Apple Sauce coupons, any single serve 4 or 6 packs SS insert 8/18 = $4.92 ($0.82 each)

3 x Dannon Activia Yogurt 4 pk, 3/$5 – $5 – (3 x -$1/1 Dannon Activia Yogurt coupons, Any SS insert 8/4 (also blinkie in store) = $2 ($0.67 each)

2 x Old El Paso Mexican Cooking Sauces on sale at $2 each = $4 – (2 x $0.50 Old El Paso Mexican Cooking Sauces coupons) = $3 ($1.50 each)

2 x Old El Paso Stand N Stuffs Tortillas on sale at $2 each = $4 – (2 x $0.50 Old El Paso Stand N Stuff coupons) = $3 ($1.50 each)

30 oz box of Rainbow Gold Fish at $8.49


Tax $0.42

Total $38.37

– $25 Publix gift card from blogging promotion – win a $25 Publix gift card giveaway here at Frugality Is Free

– $10 Publix gift card from Publix mail-in rebate

Total out of pocket $3.37

Total saved after gift cards $72.89

Total saved before gift cards $37.89

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