Like I have said before, I am trying to get back to my extreme couponing. I slightly forgot all the hard work, time consuming efforts, and stress that goes into planning a Publix Shop. Wow!
I loaded up buggy and very carefully scoped out the cashier situation. I decided on a very tall, young boy (think football linebacker) and began unloading my goodies. As soon as I began handing him my coupons, I realized that I didn't do a good job in 'cashier profiling'. He was extremely uncomfortable and nervous. He read every word on the first few coupons and then meticulously inspected the rest. I wasn't worried because I knew my coupons were fine (but I was hoping he couldn't do basic math in his head and realize that some of my Publix coupons would produce overage). I handed over my last coupon (Walgreen's Register Reward) and he politely excused himself and a handful of my coupons. I knew where he was going...manager intervention/help. After about 10 minutes, he came back (yes, my line is VERY backed up and I'm doing my best to keep my composure and carry on a conversation with some VERY irritated women) and told me he couldn't take my RR and my Rite Aid Competitor Q, so make a choice. Since they were both $5, I chose the RR because it was expiring that day. Oh well, you win some and you lose some. :)
8- Aleve Caplets $1.97 ea- (4- $5.00/2 PQ)= Free+++
10- Knox Gelatin $1.39 ea- (10- $4.00/1 MQ)= Free+++
3- Benevia $8.49 ea- (3- $4.00 PQ and 3- $5.00 MQ)= Free++
2- Sundown Vitamins $3.29 ea- (1- $6.00/2 PQ and 1- $3.00/2 MQ)= Free++
12- Jolly Time Popcorn $1.00 ea- (12- $.50 MQ doubled)= Free
2- Eggland's Best Egg $2.00 ea- (1- $.50 MQ doubled and 1- BOGO MQ)=$1.50
1- Texas Toast $1.65 ea- (1- $.50 MQ doubled)= $.65
1- Dove Caramel Candy $2.15 ea- (1- $1.00 Target Q)= $1.15
2- Kraft Dressing $1.60 ea- (1- $1.50/2 MQ)= $1.69
2- Frank's Red Hot Sauce $1.50 ea- (1- $1.00/2 MQ)= $2.00
2- Swanson's Chicken $1.50 ea- (1- $.50 MQ doubled)= $2.00
2- Krusteaz Muffin Mix $1.30 ea- (1- $1.00/2 MQ)= $1.60
2- Krusteaz Crumb Cake Mix $1.30 ea- (1- $1.00/2 MQ)= $1.60
2- Chi Chi Salsa $2.00 ea- (1- $1.00/2 MQ)= $3.00
4- Ritz Crackers $1.54 ea- (2- $2.00/2 MQ)= $2.18
1- ThermaCare $6.99 ea- (1- $3.00 PQ and 1- $3.00 MQ)= $.99
1- Charmin $6.49 ea- (1- $1.00 Target Q and 1- $.25 MQ doubled)= $5.00
1- Idaho Potatoes $1.99
1- Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread $1.99
1- Taco Bell Dinner Kit $1.35
2- Ruffles Chips $1.99 ea= $3.99
1- Old El Paso Refried Bean $1.47
1- Publix Flour- $2.29
1- Lipton Onion Mix- $1.29
Total (after coupons): $9.93
Note: Total would have been lower had they accepted the other $5.00 competitor coupon. :(
Note: I found some yummy recipes for dips that I was dying to try! I made a Buffalo Chicken Dip last night that will be PERFECT for Superbowl Sunday. I'll post it this week. It was VERY easy and SUPER yummy! Tonight we are making a Creamy Bean Dip to take to a friend's house for a football party. Anway...my point is, look for sales and use overage to pay for the needed items.
Note: I also thought we were low on toilet paper (something that must never happen!) so I bought the Charmin. When I came home, Tim informed me that he moved about 10 more packages upstairs in the guest bathroom. So, we really didn't need that item. I think you can get better deals at drugstores for toilet paper than you can at Publix. (most of the time).
Note: We have Teacher Appreciation Week coming up at Caroline's school in a few weeks. One of the days theme is "Take Me to the Movies". I quickly volunteered to donate all the popcorn! I ordered 40 Q's off of Ebay. I will only need 15 for the teachers, so the rest will be for us. Tim goes through phases where he can't seem to get enough popcorn. ;) Hey, what's better than FREE!!!