My Publix Trip - Spent $0.64, Saved $111, plus got a $5 GC

 

Today, I went out despite the cold and rain. What miserable weather, but you gotta shop. I was pleased to see the Colgate is still $1.99, so I did another deal with the $5 GC. The truck must have unloaded the Kids Boost and the EmergenC so I used my raincheck and got my order up so much that I split it into two transactions. The Tampa Palms store told me they have a new rule where you can only use 1 $/$$ (Winn Dixie) coupon per person per day, so essentially more splitting up transactions unless you have more people with you. So, overall it was a good shop - I spent $0.64 total, and got a $5 GC, plus saved $111 on my groceries.


My Publix Shop Made Money Today


After such a disappointing time last week with empty shelves of all the moneymakers (razors, emergen C), I was pleased to find the light bulbs and Naturally Fresh Dressing, and plenty of Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste to put together a couple transactions today. One of the most helpful sources of finding the deals I've found lately is the Facebook group "Couponing at Publix". Join and have fun sharing your deals! It is managed by another blogger but the people are nice and supportive and there is less of the craziness that you get in open forums.

Anyway, the best deal is an unadvertised deal using the Naturally Fresh dressing bogo MQ which is on the main page of the naturallyfresh.com website, and it stacks with the $1/1 PQ in the Gameday flyer that is still available in stores and to print. If they are out of dressing and you need to get a rain check, I would take a picture of the sign and show it to customer service because they won't find it in the ad and may balk at a rain check without the proof. Also, the cashiers are totally confused by the colgate GC deal so it helps to explain it to them instead of having them stare at it for 10 minutes and then decide to ask someone how to do the deal. I split up the Colgate into 2 orders of 5 each so I could use 1 printable and 4 insert coupons since there is a limit of 4 like coupons for the Colgate.

So today, I spent $0.84 cents, got $10 in gift cards and saved $128.

Good Luck to you shopping this week!

 

My Publix Trip - Saved 96%


Finally, I found a Publix that had a few razors and some EmergenC to get some overage and use it toward fixins for pot roast. I had the HBA gal dig through the totes that just got delivered so I could get a few of those items. They also had the Green Giant Veggie tortilla chips that are really good, they aren't as salty as the BBQ and Sea Salt flavors. To get my order amount high enough, I used a rain check for the OM Shaved Ham. Another good deal this week with the new grocery flyer is the Muller yogurt, only $0.17 each when you use the new PQ in the purple flyer and the MQ from the 1-05RP.

I'm not really liking the store manager switchero that Publix has done in the last week. Today, the cashier tried to tell me I couldn't use my expired purple flyer PQ on the razors even though I used a raincheck. This required a call over of the new manager. Fortunately he was informed enough that he knew the policy allowed this coupon, but I had it pulled up on my smartphone anyway. It was a frustrating experience after spending a lot of time and effort to get such a good shop. Anyway, my husband shushed me and we finished our transactions (I spent $30 in one to use a WD, and then a WD + PQ in the remainder) and ended up spending $5.71, and saving over $151, a 96% savings.

My Publix Trip - Saved $98.64, Spent $2.07


There are a ton of great stockup deals going on at Publix this year, and it seems like everyone is going into a frenzy to get the moneymakers. But I think its unnecessary, because really do you need all that stuff? Sure, we all have people we donate to; but do they appreciate it as much as a couponer who has done her homework, gathered and cut coupons and gone to the store - only to find the shelves empty? We are fortunate there are a bunch of freebies and cheap products this week, but please be considerate and make a special order if you want more than a reasonable amount.


Anyway, the snapware was gone so I got a raincheck, but surprisingly there were plenty of OM Shaved meat packages, and the vitamins too. I actually did two shops so I could maximize my Winn Dixie coupons, so each pile is an order. Together I spent $2.07, and saved $98.64.

My Publix Trip - Saved $91.86


I've been staying out of the store since I ran out of Winn Dixie $5 off $30 coupons in hopes that the new ones I ordered will be here any day now. There aren't that many great deals but I wanted to see if there was any Emergen C (free with coupons) to use a filler to get my order up, and to see if Sundown vitamins are on sale (they are $2.67 for Vit D). I didn't have my sundown coupons so I couldn't get any today.

So the only overage I had to work with was the $10 off $50 gas card. I forgot to see if the Ronzoni pasta that is covered by coupons is on sale but I'll probably print some of those too for next time. Anyway, I used up my Sabra raincheck, now I'm all out of tricks in my hat to bring up my order until they have some good sales.


Today I ended spending $51.24 for a $50 gas card and groceries (really, only $1.24 on groceries) and saved $91.86.