Monday, January 25, 2010

Publix Shop This Week

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. :)
Transaction Details:
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: $201.77
Total (after coupons): $9.93

Total would have been lower had they accepted the other $5.00 competitor coupon. :(

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. point is, look for sales and use overage to pay for the needed items.

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).

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!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm impressed!