Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"So you're the one!" said the cashier.

I now have a reputation at Publix. A cashier, not the one checking me out, said this to me and continued with "I was telling someone about you just the other day!" She was very nice and wanted to see my coupon binder and repeatedly told me that Publix accepts competitor coupons and that I should just take out the Kroger section. She even pulled people over to check out my coupon book. I couldn't decide if I was thrilled, amused or embarrassed. I think a little of all!

Anyway, here is what I bought:

4 French Worcester, 1.49 each
- 4 MF Qs Free Item
Final Price: Free

6 Johnson Buddies Soap, 1.09 each
-2 MF Qs $3/3
Final Price: .09 each

2 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce, .85 each
-2 MF Qs $1/1
Final Price: -.15 overage

2 Lays Potato Chips, 3.79, BOGO
-1 MF Q $1/2
Final Price: 1.40 each

4 Uncle Ben's Rice, 1.59, BOGO
-2 IP Qs $1/2
Final Price: -.20 overage

4 Hunt's Italian Herb Sauces, .60 each
-2 IP Qs $1/2
Final Price: .10 each

8 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, 3 at 2.40 and 5 at 1.80, 50% off
-2 IP Qs $1/1
-6 MF Qs $1/1
Final Price: .0025 each (funny)

Tangerines, 2.99

Total: 52.39
Coupons: 27.65
Sales: 15.04
OOP: $6.93 + 2.77 tax


Maria said...

I would take that as a compliment. Good for you!!

Clippergirl56 said...

Definitely take it as a compliment. Wow you got some great deals. I always wish we had Publix in NC when I see these kind of deals.

Melissa said...

lol yeah different places are starting to recognize me too.. some run and hide and others well.. are stuck where they are at! lol!

Michael said...

Lots of giveaways at this site.

Lindsay said...


I noticed your many posts about couponing and saving money and wanted to send this along for possible story consideration on Holiday strategic shopping that conquers budgets with bulk shopping and “buddy bonding”…

There will be a great deal of “making a list and checking it twice” to maximize budgets this Holiday season, and one strategy is in “buddy shopping” – it’s all about the “power of two” for cost-effective and strategic warehouse club shopping for the Holidays. We work with BJ’s Wholesale Club and have noticed more and more members shopping together to save together while taking advantage of the benefits of bulk and multi-pack savings. In addition to their own coupons, BJ’s accepts manufacturer’s coupons – the only warehouse club that does – that allows for multiple coupons to be redeemed on multi-packs of “individual for sale” packaged items. An example would be: BJ’s sells a 2 pack of mouth wash that is normally sold and packaged as individual items in other major retail stores; you could use up to two coupons on this type of packaging in addition to many other items – and then split the cost and items in half between shopping partners – for even more savings.

Items great for divvying up include paper goods, toiletries, produce, meats, candy, cookie and muffin variety packs, juices, soda, bottled water, soap and cleaners…just to name a few. By splitting big packages, Holiday shoppers are also spending less per item than if purchased at a local grocery store (more than 30 percent over supermarket prices).

Besides savings on money, time and gas, shopping partners can finish off the “savings experience” with their own kitchen-side “packaging party,” to divy up the purchases and then settle back knowing they’ve checked off their lists with the best savings possible.

Thanks for your consideration,

Tracy Tilson