Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
*I Can't Believe It's Not Butter $1.45
-$.75 MQ from “Family is It’s Own Reward” booklet (makes it .69¢ ea)
-$1.25 off I can’t Believe Spread RP 6/28
*Smucker’s Preserves, Jelly or Jam, 12.75-18 oz, at $1.57
-.35/1 Smucker’s Low Sugar or Sugar Free RP 5/03 (makes it .86¢ ea)
*Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix, at $.85
-.35/1 Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Cake or Frosting RP 5/17 (makes it .14¢ ea)
*Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 4 pk, at $2.00
-$1/2 off any Bumble Bee Products printable (becoming a fan on facebook required to print) (makes it $1.49 ea)
*Alexia Natural Crunchy Snacks, 4.5-5 oz bag, at $1.45
-$1 off Alexia Snacks SS 6/14
-AND....75/2 Alexia Snacks printable (Target)
*Chiquita Bananas .49¢ lb
*Persian Limes .12¢ ea
*Kiwi Fruit .25¢ ea
Tim will be very excited to know that we will now have jelly/jam in the house. We ran out a long time ago and now that I am couponing, I refused to buy it until it went on sale. Last week, Tim had given up on me and bought the cheapest that Kroger had in the store! Hehehehe. Now to his surprise, we will be getting the name brand! I also LOVE the butter spray. It's so easy to spray on toast and potatoes and Caroline really likes the taste. Kiwi is super cheap, so I will be buying several to give her more of a variety in her fruit. Also, the cake mix is a great price, so we will be stocking up on this too. Tim is an awesome baker, so we keep lots of this on hand. In order to keep my OOP to a minimum, I will also be throwing in bandaids, reach dental floss and more juice.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
18- Honeysuckle Turkey-$.99 each (sale is twice a year) STOCK UP!
1- Wheat Bread- $.78
2- Tyson Chicken Breasts- $5.83- (2- $1.00 MQ)- $3.83/2
Mega Sale Items...Buy 10 save $5.00
2- Oscar Mayer Lunch Meats- $3.99 each
3- Philly Cream Cheese- $1.29 ea (3- $1.00 MQ)
2- Lady Speed Stick- $1.50 ea (2- $1.50 MQ)
23- Playtex Gloves- $1.00 ea (23- $1.00 MQ)
-$15 discount for Mega 10 sale
Total OOP: $19.67
Okay...take your picture!
Here he is eating bread and chips!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Yep. This is what was said to me by the 16 year old bagger boy tonight at Publix. And, yes, I did feel like a crook. As if I was stealing food right from underneath them! Here's the story...
I took Caroline to my sister's house so she could swim with Savannah and I headed once more to Publix. I wanted to take advantage of getting some "free" Huggies diapers. We are completely potty trained during the day, but not at bedtime, so I wanted to use the $2.00 PQ with a $3.00 MQ to get them for free. I made my list of items to give me overage, gathered my coupons and headed in the store.
The two baggers were very friendly, as was the cashier. BUT...she began to get upset after she finished my Publix coupons and then realized that I had manufacturer coupons. OVERAGE! I patiently waited while she tried to "figure out" the system, patiently waited while one customer service staff came over to "figure it out" and then began to lose my patience when the asst. customer service manager came over. No one had an answer to give me. I have baffled them! WHAT? How do you baffle one when you have gone to that store repeated times? After several minutes of explaining by the cashier to the manager why she can't enter my MQ's because it would make the item "free", I had had enough.
"You know what, I have done this multiple times at every other Publix including this one. I handed over my Publix coupons first, like I had been told, and then handed over my Manufacturer coupons next. Yes, the item is $1.39 and I have used a $1.00 publix coupon and then a $.50 manufacturer coupon. What seems to be the problem today?"
"We aren't sure you can do this. We can't give you the item for free and give you money out of the cash register."
"I'm not asking you to give me money out of the cash register. I will end up paying you. But, my total is still $47 and you haven't even scanned my manufacturer coupons yet. You know what? Just give me back all of my coupons, you can keep your groceries and I will go to another Publix store who is much friendlier than you!"
"Oh, wait a minute ma'm. Let's just see what we can do. Scan the coupons and we'll see what happens."
So, they scanned the coupons and my total came to $1.00 plus tax. They profusely apologized and out I went with my groceries. Hence the bagger boy's first statement.
10-Apple & Eve Juice- $1.39 ea (10- $1.00 PQ and 10- $.50 MQ)= Free+
6- Reach Floss- $1.49 ea (6- $1.00 PQ and 6- $1.00 MQ)= Free+
5- Tylenol Arthritis- $3.85 ea (5- $2.00 PQ and 5- $2.00 MQ)= Free+
20- Kool Aid- $.20 ea (no coupons)= $4.00
2- Sugar- $.85 ea (2- $2.00 MQ wyb 10 Kool Aid)= Free+
2- Huggies Diapers- $19.99 ea (2- $2.00 PQ and 2- $3.00 MQ)= $14.99 ea
6- J&J Travel Kits- $1.47 ea (see below)
3- Band Aids- $.79 ea (see below)
2- J&J Gauze- $1.79 ea (see below)
1- J&J cloth tape- $1.79 ea (6- $3.00/2 MQ and 4- $5.00 PQ)= Free+++
1- Onion- $.23
1- Jalepeno Pepper- $.08
1- Fingerhot Pepper- $.02
2- Blueberries- $1.67 ea
-Used $3.00/$30.00 Publix coupon
Total after coupons: $7.37 ($1.00 before tax)
Monday, July 13, 2009
Total After Coupons: $36.19 ($28.72 before tax)
Note: I forgot to give 2 of my $5.00 Johnson & Johnson Publix Q's to the cashier...fatal mistake because my total would have been $26.19! I also messed up with my Smart Balance coupons. I thought one coupon would work but they wouldn't take it, so I only had 1 $.55 MQ on me. Also, I had a $2.50 BJ's coupon for the Post It Notes, but they wouldn't accept it and I couldn't find it in the bags to take back. :( My 4 bags of charcoal are still in the car and didn't make it to the picture.
Note: I will be selling my charcoal on Craigs List, so I will be getting some money back. :)