After a morning library trip, we made a quick stop at Publix to get our weekly grocery shopping done. It is amazing how quickly cereal and milk disappear at our house, and now our little one is eating cereal for breakfast as well, so I have to make sure to keep the supply coming.
Our kids get free breakfast and lunch at school, which means that when they are out of school it can be felt big time on the grocery budget. Today we managed to get free lunch at the library, and with four little mouths to eat, it is a big money saver. The kids got Pizza Hut pizza, organic juice boxes and pears, what a treat.
There was even a showing of Frozen, while the kids were eating, and lunch and a movie at the library sure was a nice bonus. We stop by the library twice a week to get the kids their summer reading awards (from the library summer reading program) and to load up on new books, as our oldest son reads a book (or two) a day. Now that I know how easy it is to participate in the free lunch program, we will definitely make sure to schedule our library visits around it.
Do your schools and libraries serve free breakfast and lunch for the kids throughout the summer?
Grocery shopping was done as a quick trip after the library, and I sure is thankful that I had lots of coupons, because buying cereal can get very expensive these days. We use the Krave cereal as an in between snack, and I was thrilled to see that it had a free book offer with it. We also picked up a free movie with the FREE Redbox code FRIENDS.
Our Publix Coupon Deals:
4 x Kelloggs Krave cereal on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.99 = $7.98 – (4 x $0.70 Krave S’mores Coupons from 7/13 Red Plum insert) = $5.18 ($1.30 each) (Look for boxes with Bonus Free Scholastic Book Offer)
4 x General Mills Dulce the Leche Cheerios on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.99 = $7.98 – (2 x $1/2 General Mills Cheerios coupons and $1/3 Target General Mills Cereal Coupon) = $4.98 ($1.25 each) (Bonus $0.75 UPromise Deposit from buying Cheerios)
2 x Kelloggs Frosted Flakes on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.99 – ($1/2 Kelloggs Frosted Flakes coupon from Kelloggs Family Email – check your inbox – and $0.75 Hot or Cold Cereal Winn Dixie coupon from baby club mailer) = $2.24 ($1.12 each)
2 x Goya Adobo Seasoning on sale at $2.19 = $4.38 – 2 x $0.50 Goya Adobo Coupons (Zip 02184) = $3.38 ($1.69 each)
2 x M&Ms on BOGO sale at 2 for $3.79 – (2 x $1 M&Ms coupon from 7/13 Red Plum insert and $1/2 M&Ms Target coupon) $0.79 ($0.40 each)
2 x Right Guard Extreme Deodorants on BOGO sale with a rain check = $3.89 – (2 x $2/2 Right Guard Extreme coupons now expired) = FREE
4 x WeightWatchers Ice Cream Bars on BOGO sale at 2 for $4.99 = $9.98 – (2 x -$3/2 Weight Watchers Frozen Novelties coupons) = $3.98 ($1 each)
3 x Chicken of the Sea Tuna at $0.95 each = $2.85 – ($0.75/3 Chicken of the Sea tuna coupon and $1 Canned Tuna Winn Dixie coupon from mailer) = $1.10 ($0.37 each)
2 x Pillsbury Frosting on sale at 2 for $3 in Green Advantage Ad – (2 x $0.55 Pillsbury Frosting coupons) = $1.90 ($0.95 each)
6 x Happy Baby Baby Food at $1.39 each = $8.34 – (3 x BOGO Happy Baby Food coupons and $1/6 Baby Food Winn Dixie coupon from mailer) = $3.17 ($0.53 each)
French Bread at $2.39 – ($0.75 Bakery Winn Dixie coupon from mailer) = $1.64
Nuk pacifiers 2 pack at $4.29 – ($1.50 Nuk coupon and $1 Baby Accessory Winn Dixie coupon from mailer) = $1.79
3 x Kraft Philadelphia Strawberry Cream Cheese on sale at 3 for $5 ($1.67 each)
2 x Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.39 ($1.20 each)
4 x Lender’s Bagels, 6 ct on BOGO sale at 2 for $2.29 = $4.58 ($1.15 each)
2.29 lbs of Cherries on sale at $1.99/lb = $4.56
Green Beans $2.11
1.70 lbs of Bananas at $0.69/lb = $1.17
Publix large eggs $2
Public Boneless Chicken Breast $5.08
– $5 Publix Gift Card from Publix for a mistake on a previous transaction
Total out of pocket $53.38
Total saved $83.06
You can always find our latest Publix deals in the top navigation bar under DEALS.