My Publix Trip - Paid $4.73

26-May
15
 
32.22
3.49
24.00
tax
4.73
10
-85.32%
Product
qty
price
subtl
B1G1
-Q
 
total
Q#
Q details
lettuce head
1
1.49
1.49
 
 
 
1.49
 
 
romaine lettuce
1
1.99
1.99
 
 
 
1.99
 
 
mushrooms
1
1.69
1.69
 
 
 
1.69
 
 
cucumber
1
0.75
0.75
 
 
 
0.75
 
 
bananas
2
0.33
0.66
 
 
 
0.66
 
 
Sabra Hummus
1
2.50
2.50
 
1.00
 
1.50
1
$1/1 PQ deli item
broccoli Eat Smart
1
1.67
1.67
 
 
 
1.67
 
 
zuchinni 1 lb
1
2.53
2.53
 
 
 
2.53
 
 
Marzetti Simply Dressed bogo
2
3.49
6.98
3.49
2.00
 
1.49
2
$1/1 MQ 3-6ss
Sundown Vitamin D
4
2.99
11.96
 
16.00
 
-4.04
6
$3/2 MQ + $6/2 PQ
$/$$ coupon
 
0.00
0.00
 
5.00
 
-5.00
1
$5/$25 SAL x5/30
$/$$ coupon
 
0.00
0.00
 
 
 
0.00
 
$5/$30 PQ
 
Well this definitely was not one of my better trips, but I think it is probably closer to reality. Saved 85% and spent just over four dollars (used a gift card of course). The sale at #Publix this week just didn't have any of the things we consume that we don't already have. We might go back to find that new booklet Sweet Summer Savings, but frankly the store by my house has refused my $5 off $25 coupon twice this week and I have contacted corporate about it. It might not matter, I'll just have to shop somewhere else when my order is higher than $25 if I want to use that coupon. It seems like a lot of people are having all sorts of confusion with coupons since this is the first week since the new policy went into effect. Some stores are refusing the Save A Lot coupon, some refuse to let you use more than one PQ, and others have reported that they're not allowed to use printed Internet coupons. Its actually getting out of hand, so I might just shop somewhere else for a while. I would recommend reviewing your coupons with the manager before shopping unless you have time to make a deal of it in the check out line - which may be more effective though.
 
Next week I'm starting another diet. I want to lose about ten or fifteen pounds and I actually went out and bought that silly diet book about the 17 day diet. A gal at work is following that diet and looks great! She has lost a bunch of weight and feels great. Its basically a south beach type low carb diet where you make sure to exercise 17 minutes a day, and follow each cycle of the plan for 17 days. The first cycle there are essentially no carbohydrates allowed, so that will be tough. We plan to have eggs and fruit for breakfast instead of cereal. We'll have the same lettuce salad with chicken, and a yogurt for lunch, and then either fish or chicken for dinner with some veggies. I'm excited to make zucchini patties and grilled cauliflower, along with broccoli and  beans. The hardest part will be giving up beer, which I don't intend to do - I'll just cut way back to like one serving. Part of making a diet successful is making sure you can maintain your weight in real life after the diet is over.  Anyway, I've seen it work with this girl at work, so I'm motivated to give it a whirl.
 
If it seems to be working, we'll just quit shopping for produce at Publix and step on over to ALDI. I've never shopped at ALDI but lots of couponers swear its better to spend a little there than try to work produce into shops at Publix. In the past its always worked at Publix, but now with more competition for the money makers and overage products its tougher to have a successful low cost shop. I don't really anticipate needing anything other than fresh produce for the next few weeks as long as we're on this diet. We have lots of chicken, salmon, fish and egg beaters in the freezer to hold us through the 17 days starting Tuesday.
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous5/27/2011

    Yes, that's what I do--go down the street and buy produce and bread at Aldi whenever I don't have enough overage at Publix to pay for it. I didn't have to go at all last month because I had plenty of money makers at Publix, but I've had to go there three times this month...my stores are almost always cleaned out of Sundown D when the $6 green adv coupon is out. :(

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