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My Publix Trip - Paid $1.57

 
If you've been following for a few weeks you know I've been in Minnesota being caregiver for a family member. Well, I'm proud to say the patient is on track to being healthy and well by following doctors orders and medications, getting some daily exercise (a walk), eating right (no sweets or caffeine at night), and getting regular sleep with no naps.

But, I'm most glad to be back and able to finally use some of the new coupons from Publix. I had DH print off some of the Family Celebrations coupons and continue getting the All the Trimmings and Winter Savings Booklets from the store each trip. I also have some of the Beneful dog treats rainchecks that will expire in the middle of December that I'm anxious to use. There are new printables for the Baked Delight snacks and the Happy Smile snacks to stack with the PQ BOGO so the overage is great.

Anyway, after going to three different stores I finally found some dog treats at one. The shelves are cleared of these treats, so if you need to get some don't wait til the last day of your raincheck. I'm thinking I'll have to get my rainchecks extended if the product continues to be out of stock all week. Here's my shop, where I also got a $50 Visa gift card and my cashier let me just use two of the Winn Dixie coupons rather than making me split my order into two transactions. There was quite a bit of overage from the dog treats too covering the beer and paper plates we got. So essentially, we paid $1.57 for our groceries, and saved $84.49.

 

Men Can Coupon Too

I'm still up North being caregiver for a family member. The weather up here in MN is brutal, can't say I'd recommend it. I'm trying to be tough and have managed an hour of outdoor walking everyday for my exercise. I miss riding my bicycle and my hot tub, even though I hear the weather is warm and dry in Florida.
 
I've been shopping up here and I have to tell you people in Florida, we are very lucky with Publix and the generous coupon policy allowing a manufacturer coupon on the free item of a BOGO, plus the use of competitor coupons, and no minimum amount required to use coupons. I did a big shop at Rainbow here in MN and they have double coupons of up to 5 coupons if you spend at least $25, and you can stack with their store coupon and use expired coupons up to 30 days. I had a handful of coupons and it still didn't do much to help savings. We spent $118, and saved $60 (40 was store sales, 20 in coupons) for a 33% savings. With low savings like that it is going to be hard or impossible to convince my family up here to coupon.
 
Oh well, Publix is still great. Even DH can save money. He has done four shops with my input over Skype, and saved $342, spent $25.62 for a 93% savings this week.

 
 
 Saved $176.07, Spent $17.00 
 
 Saved $63.12, Spent $1.37
 
 Saved $53.58, Spent $6.55
 
Saved $49.99, spent $0.70
(There is a great deal on Duracell batteries this week using the Publix $1.50/1 coupon in the All the trimmings booklet + $3/2 MQ from 11-24RP. )