Saturday, June 12, 2010

Publix Trip 6/12/10

$24.68 (saving 70%)

My son's seventh birthday party is Saturday, and I had to get some supplies to make a cake for him and his friends. I invited his class of twenty so I expect perhaps 10 to show for a bowling. At first I wanted to go the easy route and just buy a cake from Publix. That was until I found out how much they wanted for a cake. Ouch.

While I can understand going professional for grown-up big events, young children will not remember what they ate at a birthday party they attended when they were six or seven. If you are trying to impress their parents, then by all means, go professional. However, if you invest in a good pan and use printable coupons at Michael's for other cake supplies, you can make a great cake. A few years ago I made an Indiana Jones cake that my kids still talk about. I think half the fun now is preparing for the parties by making the cake the day before with the kids (see last year's above). My total was higher than I wanted, but I was on a birthday mission (and it was still less than buying one cake at Publix)!

2 Ragu Pasta Sauce, 45 oz., $3.49 BOGO
-.60/1 Ragu Pasta Sauce RP 5/23
Final Price: 1.44 ea

Smart Taste Rotini, 1.39
-Free Pasta MF Q WYB (2) Ragu Pasta Sauce (from HG Hill Circular a few weeks ago)
Final Price: Free

2 Cheerios, 3.99 BOGO
-$1/2 MF Q Blinkie (found at store this trip)
Final Price: 1.50 ea

4 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes, 1.59
-(2) .55/2 MF Qs
Final Price: 1.31 ea

4 Betty Crocker Icing Tubs, 1.45
-(4) .25/1 MF Q Peelies (in product), doubled
Final Price: .95 ea

6 Publix Vegetables (canned), .79
-.01 HG Hill Store Coupon from Franklin Review Appeal (limit 6)

Final Price: .01 ea

3 Kraft Deli Fresh Sliced Cheese, 2.50
-(3) $1/1 Publix printable coupons
-(3) $1/1 MF Q blinkie (found this trip)
Final Price: .50 ea

Ritz Crackers, 3.39
-Free Store Coupon WYB (3) Kraft Cheese from Yellow Advantage Flyer
Final Price: Free

6 International Delight Creamers, pint, 1.79
-(3) BOGO MF Q blinkies (found this trip)
-(6) .55/1 Publix Store Coupons from Yellow Advantage Flyer
Final Price: .34 ea

2 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Dough, 16 or 16.5 oz. pk., $2.89 BOGO
-(2) $1 off Nestle Cookie Dough printable
Final Price: 44¢ ea

4 Pedigree Dog Food Cans, .85
-(2) BOGO IP Qs
Final Price: .42 ea

Buddig Sliced Ham, .79
-.01 HG Hill Store Coupon from Franklin Review Appeal
Final Price: .01

Number 7 Candle, 1.49

Publix Milk, 2.79

Lean Pockets, 1.67
-.01 HG Hill Store Coupon from Franklin Review Appeal
Final Price: .01

Tony's Pizza, 1.67
-.01 HG Hill Store Coupon from Franklin Review Appeal
Final Price: .01

Skittles, .85

-$5/$50 HG Hill coupon from Franklin Review Appeal

Total before sales/coupons: 82.55
Sales: 14.21
Coupons: 43.66
OOP: $24.68 (saving 70%)


Crystal The Coupon Momma said...

Happy B-day little man lol. He will love that cake more then if you got it at publix.

Super Coupon Lady said...

Hope your son has a great birthday! The cake looks awesome! Great job!
We usually make cupcakes for my kid's birthdays. I'm not that great at cake decoration and they are so easy to frost and decorate.