Friday, January 28, 2011

Saved 76% at Publix - 01/27/11

This weeks shopping trip corresponds to the current sales ad.  This week I made a mistake at the store and purchased Cole's bread sticks rather than New York bread sticks which were 50% off.  I did not realize my mistake until after I left the store.  Publix was willing to exchange them for the right brand but that would entail Publix throwing away the Cole's bread sticks.  So, I decided to keep them because there is no need to throw away perfectly good food.  Even with the screw up I still saved a lot!

(1) Publix 2% Milk, $3.25
(1) Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread, $1.99
Minus (1) $1.00 off milk when you buy Sara Lee Bread, tearpad
Paid $4.24

(1) Purina One Smart Blend Salmon & Tuna Cat Food, $6.99
Minus (1) Free Purina Smart Blend Dog or Cat food up to $9.99, expired Facebook offer
Paid $0.00

(6) Sundrop 2 L, $1.79 BOGO
Minus (3) buy one Sundrop 2 L and get one FREE, yellow advantage buy
Paid $0.00

(4) Tidy Cats Cat Litter, $7.49 BOGO
Minus (2) $1.50/1 Tidy Cats Cat Litter, 01/30 RP (Our neighborhood receives the Red Plum in the mail before they are released)
Paid $9.98

(2) New York Style Pita Chips, $2.69
Minus (2) up to $3.99 off one New York Style 9 oz. or smaller package, printable no longer available
The cashier deducted $3.99 and $2.99
Paid -$1.60

(1) Q-Tips Cotton Swabs, $2.00
Minus (1) $0.30/1 Q-Tips Cotton Swabs, 01/30 RP (Our neighborhood receives the Red Plum in the mail before they are released)
Paid $1.70

(2) Purina Beggin Strips, $5.29 BOGO
(2) Purina Busy Bones, $3.00
Minus (2) B1G1 Purina Busy WYB Purina Beggin’ 1/23/11 SS
Minus (2) $1/1 Purina Beggin’ Strips 12/12/10 SS
Paid -$0.71

(2) Coles Bread Sticks, $2.79
Paid $4.58 (accidental buy)

(2) Tasteful Selections Potatoes, $3.99 BOGO
Paid $2.99

(4) Juicy Juice, 8 packs, $2.99 BOGO
Paid $3.98

(2) Zatarain Red Beans and Rice, $1.00
Paid $1.50

(2) Carl Buddig Lunch Meat, $3.49
Minus (1) $2/2 Carl Buddig Lunch Meat, Publix Coupon, 01/09 SS
Paid $2.98

(2) Morning Star Breakfast Links, $3.91 BOGO
Minus (2) $1/1 Morning Star Products (inside the box)
Paid $1.91

(6) Eight O’Clock, $5.87 BOGO
Minus (2) $2/2 Eight O’Clock Coffee, 10/24 SS
Paid $11.61

(3) Gatorade Prime, $1.00
(3) Gatorade Recovery $1.00
(3) Gatorade Perform or G2, $1.25
Minus (6) $1/1 Gatorade Prime or Recover
Minus (3) FREE 32 oz. Gatorade Perform or G2 wyb 1 Gatorade Prime and 1 Gatorade Recover, 01/09 RP
Paid $0.00

(2) A-1 Sauce, $4.29 BOGO
Paid $2.29

Minus $5/$25 Save-A-Lot competitor coupon

Total Paid $43.98


  1. Hi there...Great trip, but I am curious. Am I missing something or did I do you already have and have used coupons for the $1.50/1 Tidy Cats that is in the 1/30 RP??

  2. Great job on your savings. I hate it when I do mistakes like that, but I agree with your way of handling it.

    I would like to invite you to link up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free , you can win a free ad space too!
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  3. You didn't misread...I was tired and forgot to write in the explanation...sorry! We receive the RP in the mail on Tuesday before they are released so I was able to round up an extra coupon from a neighbor to use for the sale.

  4. I applaud the way you handled the mixup, and it was a great shop anyway! Thanks for linking up at :)

  5. Very interesting about receiving it in the might one do that? Thanks for the explanation!

  6. I'm not sure how you go about getting them in the mail. I have lived several places in Jacksonville and this is the first home I have lived in where you receive them in the mail. I do know that you can request them by mail if they are not offered in the local Sunday's paper. Visit to sign up!

  7. Awesome shopping trip. I don't have a Publix here in Texas but I wish I did. I'm so jealous of everyone's Publix trips.

    I also get the Red Plums in the mail before they come out Sunday. I'm not sure how that works either. It's kind of fun though because you automatically get to see what is coming on Sunday and you get at least double the normal amount of coupons.