Friday, January 22, 2010

Saved 97% at Publix

I needed milk, coffee and creamer. So for less than paying full price for those three items, I bought this and paid $4.34 saving 97%, and I am totally excited to have lunch to take to work for almost two weeks! This took a little more effort since my $80 budget for the month was seriously dwindling (down to $7).


Maxwell House Coffee, 2.50

Milk, 2.59

Stacy's Chips, 2.50
-Free MF Q
Final Price: Free

3 Johnson & Johnson Adhesive Tape, 1.79
3 Johnson & Johnson Steri-pads, 1.79
-(6) $1/1 MF Qs
-(3) $2/1 Publix Qs (Green Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: Free+

International Delight Creamer, 1.99
-Free MF Q
Final Price: Free

Yakisoba Noodles, .79
-.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free+

8 Healthy Choice Mixers, 2.99
-(8) $2/1 MF Qs
-(4) $1.25/2 Publix Qs (Yellow Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: .37 ea

4 Ro-tel Tomatoes, 1.09
-B2G1 MF Q
-.55/2 Blinkie
-.25/1 Blinkie (Does not double - begins with "9")
-(2) .75/2 Publix Qs (Yellow Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: .24 ea

4 Healthy Choice Steamers, regularly 3.39, on sale 2.00
-(2) $1/2 MF Qs
-(2) $1/2 Publix Qs (Yellow Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: $1.00 ea

2 Aleve, 1.95
-$5/2 Aleve Products Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
Final Price: Free+

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, 1.79 50% off
-.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10
Final Price: Free+

3 Benevia, 4 pk drinks, $8.49
-(3) $4/1 4-pk BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink, Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-(3) $5/1 BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink Printable
Final Price: Free+

4 Bayer Chewable Cherry Aspirin, 2.19 ea
-(2) $5/2 Publix Qs (Green Advantage Flyer)
-(4) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: Free+

4 Sundown Vitamins, 3.59
-(2) $6/2 Publix Qs (Green Advantage Flyer)
-(2) $1/1 Peelies
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: Free+

2 Johnson & Johnson Buddies Baby Soap, 1.09
-(2) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: .09 ea

-$5/$50 HG Hill Coupon

Total before sales/coupons: 133.90
Sales: 11.68
Coupons: 117.88
OOP: $4.34 (all tax, saving 97%)

Pantry Challenge Remaining Balance: $2.70

7 comments:

Renee said...

you did fantastic! I hope the next place a move to has a publix. (:

Kim said...

Wow! I wish we had Publix in the Pacific Northwest! Nice shopping!

Hakan said...

You have got to teach me how to do this. I'm a broke college student and after seeing this I can't believe how much money I'm wasting. Please please please help.

Kris said...

Great Job! I have a question. At Publix, I stack a Walgreens coupon with a Publix Green Adv. coupon? Or is this considered two "store" coupons?

Dr. Mom said...

Kris,
If the Walgreen's coupon has a bar code on it that begins with a 5 or a 9 then it probably is a manufacturer coupon. I know some of their coupons in their magazines by the pharmacy are manufacturer coupons though they say Walgreens on it. However, it would otherwise be considered a store coupon. In which case, you should not use it with a Publix store coupon. It would be considered a competitor coupon if your Publix takes it. Just fyi, I have heard of Publix stores that take Register Rewards just like $$/$$ from the total. That would be cool!

Hakan,
Check out some of the links on the right side of the page in order to start learning how to do this. The two concepts that you need to really understand in order to shop like I do is stacking coupons and using overage to your advantage. Not all stores allow overage. Publix gets a lot of customers just because they usually do not prevent it from happening. Also, I would suggest learning the CVS Extra Care Buck system. There are whole websites devoted to making the most of it. You will never need to buy toothpaste again!

Meredith said...

$80 budget for the month? You amaze me!

JusFrugal said...

Awesome shopping! Makes me wish we had a Publix! Keep up the great work!