My Publix Trip $0.84

My DH really loves the No Nonsense men's quarter top socks. He loves the thick cushy bottom side, and the lightweight, breathable top side. So we had to make another stop this week to get more socks that are BOGO. Since there are no coupons to go with this sale, we needed to get our order up to $30 to use a Winn Dixie $5/$30 coupon. I also have a couple free product coupons that expire at the end of the month so I used one in this order for Oscar Mayer ham. I also checked the Pillsbury cake mix deal (2 for $2) and it is part of the Yellow Flyer Advantage Buys so it is going on for a while so I got four since the limit at my store is one Target coupon per guest. Earlier in the week I was checking out the Hallmark cards but failed to notice the $0.99 cards that make this deal a moneymaker. But today, we found the cheap cards and got six of them to make a dollar, plus the grandkids will get nice Halloween cards in the mail. This deal is not related to a sale, only the expiration of the BOGO PQ tearpad which expires 11/5/12 - so you can go get some holiday cards for free too!
 
I'm looking forward to getting some free ID gum next week with the BOGO sale and coupon, plus the Formula 409 will be free with the MQ from the Publix GP booklet and the Sweetbay store coupon stacked. The vitamins will give good overage once the new Green Advantage buy flyer starts on Saturday. Pick up extra flyers because I'm sure they'll run out before the end of the sale and its always nice to have the last few days when there seems to be plenty of stock of product.
 
Here's the shop, costing $0.84.
 
25-Oct 23   58.25 12.83 46.49 tax 0.84 23 -98.56%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 1.91 total Q# Q details
Pillsbury Cake Mixes 4 1.00 4.00   4.00   0.00 4 $1/2 MQ print + $1/2 TQ print
Oscar Mayer Selects Ham 1 5.99 5.99   5.99   0.00 1 free product (fb) NLA
Hallmark Cards 6 0.99 5.94   7.00 0.39 -0.67 5 $2/3 cards MQ print + BOGO PQ ad or tearpad in store
Quaker Oatmeal BOGO 2 2.85 5.70 2.85 1.00   1.85 1 $1/2 MQ All you OCT12
NoNonsense socks BOGO 2 4.49 8.98 4.49   0.58 5.07    
Lindt truffles 1 3.50 3.50   3.50 0.23 0.23 1 free product (fb NLA)
Vit A Sundown 4 3.29 13.16   14.00   -0.84 6 $3/2 MQ email print + $2/1 PQ GAB
GE Reveal Light bulbs BOGO 2 5.49 10.98 5.49 6.00 0.71 0.20 4 $2/1 TQ print + $1/1 MQ 9-16ss
WD $5 off $30 1 0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5 off $30

New Coupons - Halloween Candy, Ocean Spray, Welch's

  • $5.00 off I, Robot Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray™+dvd
  • $1.00 off on any 2 MARS Halloween Bags
  • $0.55 off Ziploc Perfect Portions™ bags
  • $1.00 off (1) 64oz bottle of Ocean Spray Low Tart
  • $0.50 off Any ONE (1) Angel Soft facial tissue
  • $1.00 off two Spice Islands Products
  • $1.00 off any Nevella Sweetener
  • $1.00 off one imPRESS Press-on Manicure
  • $3.00 off (2) Dry Idea Roll-On or Clear Gel
  • $1.00 off TWO (2) Welch's Essentials Juice

Publix Weekly Ad Sneak Peek 10/25 - 10/31/12

BOGOs:
Assorted Nestle or Wonka Candies, 40-56 oz bag, save up to 9.99

Ken's or Sweet Baby Ray's Marinade & Sauce, 16 oz bottle, save up to 2.99

Uncle Ben's Country Inn Rice, 6 oz box, save up to 1.49

Bantry Bay Mussels, 16 oz pkg, save up to 5.99

Cumberland Gap Ham Chunks, Regular or Diced, 8 oz pkg, save up to 3.29

Oscar Mayer Beef Bologna, Regular, Light or Thick Cut, 16 oz pkg, save up to 5.49

Publix Premium Breaded Chicken Tenderloins, frozen, 24 oz pkg, save up to 9.99

Bar-S Franks, 16 oz pkg, no price given

Concord Guacamole Mix, Regular or Extra Spicy, 1.1 or 1.2 oz pkg, no price given

Marzetti Dip, 13 to 15.5 oz container, save up to 3.69

Publix Southern Style Potato Salad, 16 oz pkg, save up to 2.99

Publix Deli Tea, half gallon bottle, save up to 1.59

Bumble Bee Premium Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, in water, 10 oz can, save up to 3.29

Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner, 10.75 to 16.35 oz box, save up to 3.09

Caribou Ground Coffee, 12 oz bag, save up to 9.99

Lipton Tea Bags, Iced Tea Brew, Family Size, 24 ct box, (excluding Decaf, 24 ct box), save up to 2.75

Powerade Ion4 Sports Drink or Powerade Zero, 32 oz bottle, save up to 1.25

Planters Trail Mix, 6 oz bag, save up to 2.49

Welch's Essentials Juice Cocktail Blend or Light Concord Grape Juice, 64 oz bottle, save up to 3.19

Swanson Broth, 14.5 oz can, save up to 1.15

General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal or Golden Grahams, 16 or 16.2 oz box, or Trix, Kix, or Cookie Crisp, 11.25 to 14.8 oz box, save up to 3.99

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, 13 to 17 oz box, or Vanilla Clusters, 18 oz box, save up to 3.29

Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta, 14.5 oz box, save up to 2.39

Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24 oz jar, save up ot 2.79

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars or Dipps Bars, 6.1 to 6.7 oz box, save up to 2.51

General Mills Chex Mix, 6.25 or 8.75 oz bag, Bugles 6 or 7.5 oz bag, or Gardetto's Snack Mix, 8.6 oz bag, save up to 2.49

Assorted Lay's Potato chips, 10 or 10.5 oz bag, (excluding Kettle Cooked, Baked, Light and Simply Natural), save up to 4.29

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers or Snack Mix, 9.75 to 14 oz box, save up to 3.39

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams or Grahamfuls or Original Grahams, 7.04 to 14.4 oz box, save up to 4.19

Arnold Sandwich Thins, or Pocket Thins Flatbread, 8 ct, 11.75 or 12 oz pkg, save up to 3.69

Stride Single Pack Gum, Spark, ID, or Shaun White, 14 ct pkg, save up to 1.49

Lender's Pre-Sliced Bagels, 6 ct bag, dairy section, save up to 1.89

Land O Lakes Fresh Buttery Taste Spread, 15 oz or 2 ct 7.5 oz tub, or Pure and Creamy Margarine 15 oz tub, save up to 2.49

Delizza Belgian Mini Eclairs or Cream Puffs, 10.5 to 14.8 oz tub, save up to 5.59

Morey's Fish Creations Salmon, Tilapia, Cod or Mahi Mahi, 2 ct, 10 oz box, save up to 7.99

Totino's Pizza Rolls, 40 ct, 19.8 oz bag, save up to 2.99

Jimmy Dean Croissant Sandwiches, Egg Biscuit or Muffin, Meal Size!, 4 ct, 13.6 to 18.4 oz box (excluding Delights and Chicken Biscuits), save up to 5.29

Diana's Bananas Banana Babies, 10.5 oz box, save up to 4.49

Pedigree Dentastix Snack Food for Dogs, Daily Oral Care: Original or for Small/Medium Dogs, 14.1 or 15.6 oz pkg, or Jumbone for Small and Medium Dogs, 1.32 lb pkg, save up to 8.99

Good Cook Oven Fresh Stoneware Mug with Lid, 16 oz box, save up to 3.99

Seed Inspire Candle, Angel Amaretto, Citrus Burst, Sangria Sunset, Acai & Gogi Berry, Fruit Fusion, or Tangerine Orchid, 9.5 oz jar, save up to 9.99

Hefty EZ Foil Pans with Covers, Roaster, Baking, Cake, Pie or All Purpose, 1 to 4 ct pkg, save up to 3.59

Earth's Best Organic Baby Food, 6 Months & Up, 4 oz jar (excluding Gourmet Meals), save up to 1.00

Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Dinner, 11.3 to 15.66 oz box, save up to 2.99

Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Dressing, 30 oz jar, save up to 4.59

Bakery:
Carrot Bar Cake, 19 oz, 5.49
Apple Stack Cake, 30 oz, 4.99
Halloween Mini Cake, 16 oz, 9.99
Decorated Cupcakes, 6 ct, 3.99, 12 ct, 6.99
Sourdough French Bread, 16 oz loaf, 2.99
Tuscan Boule Loaf, 18 oz (select locations), 3.99
Two Dozen Cookies, 2/$5
Apple Bran Muffins, 4 ct, 2.89
Pumpkin Pie, 24 oz, 4.99
Assorted Donuts, 4 ct, 2.49
Brownies, 8 ct, 3.99

Dairy:
Publix Sour Cream, 16 oz cup, 1.09
Publix American Singles, 16 oz pkg, 2/$6
Publix Reduced Fat Mozzarella String Cheese, 24 oz bag, 6.49
Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, 3/$6
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, 16.3 or 17.3 oz can or Simply Buttermilk Biscuits, 12 oz can, 4/$5
Lactaid Milk, half gallon, 2/$6
Kraft Velveeta Cheese Product, Regular, 2%, Queso Blanco, or Sharp Cheddar, 32 oz box, 4.99
International Delight Coffee Creamer, 32 oz bottle, 2/$5
Publix Shredded Cheese or Chunk, 6 or 8 oz pkg, 2/$5
Publix Cheese Slices, 16 oz pkg 4.49
The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges, 6 oz pkg, 2/$5
Voskos Greek Yogurt including Voskos Crunch, 4.6 or 5.3 oz cup, 10/$10
Jell-O Snacks or Temptations by Jell-O, 4 pk, 2.23 to 3.88 oz cup, 3/$5

Deli:
Boar's Head EverRoast Half Sub Combo, 5.99
Publix Deli Ancho Cherry Rotisserie Chicken, Hot or Chilled, 6.19
Publix Deli Large Turkey Cobb Salad, 12 oz, 4.99
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, 7.2 oz pkg (excluding Chocolate and White Chocolate Varieties), 2/$5
Boar's Head EverRoast Roasted Chicken Breast, 7.69/lb
Boar's Head Muenster Cheese, (excluding low sodium Muenster), 6.69/lb

Frozen:
Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza, 9.8 to 10.9 oz box, 4/$5
Marie Callender's Dinner or Meal, 8.5 to 19 oz box (excluding Pot Pies), 4/$10
Amy's Entree, 5 to 11 oz pkg (excluding Meatless Burger and Pot Pies), 3/$10

Grocery:
Kit Kat Snack Size Treats, Hershey's, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, or Peter Paul Almond Joy, 16.3 to 24.44 oz bag, B2G1F
Assorted Halloween Candies, Snickers, M&M's, Mars, Classic or Minis Mix, or Skittles/Starburst, 30.5 to 40 oz bag, 7.99
Kashi Cereal, 10.3 to 16.3 oz box, Hot Cereal, 11.28 oz box, or Granola Bars or Soft-Baked Squares, 6.7 to 8.4 oz box, 2.99
Cheetos Simply Natural or Lays, Ruffles or Tostitos, 8 to 9 oz bag, 2/$5
Maxwell House Ground Coffee, 28 to 30.6 oz can, 6.99
Maxwell House 100% Colombian or Decaffeinated Coffee, 28 or 29.3 oz can, 7.99
Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Original or Simply Heinz, 32 or 36 oz bottle, 2/$4
CapriSun Juice Drink Blend, Lemonade or Roarin' Waters, 10 pk, 60 oz pkg (excluding 100% Juice and CapriSun Super V, 10 pk), 3/$6
Nature Valley Bars, 6 to 8.94 oz box, 2/$5
Pepsi Products, 12 pk, 12 oz cans, B3G1F (final price 4/$12)
Coca-Cola Products, 6 pk, 16.9 oz bottles, B2G1F
Glaceau Vitaminwater or Vitaminwater Zero, 20 oz bottle, or SmartWater 1L bottle, 10/$10
Monster Energy Drink, 8 pk, 12 oz can, 9.99
Lay's Dip, 15 oz jar or 4 ct, 10 oz pkg, 2/$6
Nabisco Crackers or Snacks, 5.5 to 9.1 oz box (triscuit and wheat thins pictured), 2/$5
Lance Crackers, Cookies or Wafers, 10 to 14 oz pkg, 3/$7
Kellogg's, General Mills, or Post Cereal in a Cup, 1.25 to 2.25 oz cup, 10/$10
Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks or True Delights, 3 to 3.52 oz bag, 10/$10
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 1.5 to 4.1 oz pkg, or Homestyle Casserole, 3.8 or 3.95 oz box, 10/$10
Frito-Lay Snacks, Variety Pack, 20 ct, 18 to 20 oz bag, 5.99
Gatorade Thirst Quencher, G2 Perform 02 or G2, 8 pk, 20 oz bottles, 2/$10
Pepsi Products, 15 pk, 12 oz bottles, 2/$10
Lipton Tea, 12 pk, 16.9 oz bottles, 2/$10
Crystal Light Drink Mix, or Kool-Aid, Country Time or Tang, 2 to 12 qt or 20 oz pkg or 7 or 10 ct pkg, (excluding Mio), 50% off

Health & Beauty/Baby:
Publix GreenWise Whey Protein Powder, 12.9 to 15.8 oz jar, 9.99
Herbal Essences Hair Care Products, 1.7 to 10.17 oz pkg or Aussie, 6 to 14 oz pkg, 2/$5
Herbal Essences or Aussie Hair Care Products, 23.7 or 29.2 oz bottle, 4.99
Gold Bond Ultimate Lotion, 7.1 to 14.5 oz pkg, 5.99
Aveeno Facial Products or Body Lotion, 0.5 to 12 oz pkg (excluding Aveeno Baby), 20% off
CoverGirl Foundation, Concealer, Pressed Powder or Blush, each, 20% off
Dentek Floss Picks, 75 or 90 ct pkg, 10/$10
Dove Bar Soap, 2 ct, 4 or 4.25 oz box, 2.39
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold or Flu Medicine or Sinus, 20 ct obx, 4.99
Centrum MultiVitamin/MultiMineral Supplement, or Pro Nutrients, 14 to 220 ct bottle, 25% off
Atkins Advantage Shake, 4 pk, 11 oz can, 2/$10
Aleve Pain Reliever, 40 ct pkg, or Bayer Aspirin, 60 to 120 ct pkg, 5.99
Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer 20 mg or Wildberry Flavor 20.6 mg 42 ct box, or Align Digestive Care, 28 ct box, 24.99
Crest Toothpaste, 8.2 oz tube, 2/$4
Huggies Diapers, 44 to 82 ct, Pull-Ups, 42 to 56 ct or Goodnites Underwear, 27 to 35 ct pkg, 19.99
Huggies Wipes, 3 pk, or 184 ct pkg, 5.99
Pampers Wipes Baby Fresh or Stages Sensitive Touch Silky Soft Perfume Free and Hypoallergenic, 64 or 72 ct tub FREE wyb one Pampers Super Box Diaper, Baby Dry, Swaddlers or Cruisers, 58 to 112 ct box (not a coupon)

Household:
Halloween Decorations or Apparel, (excluding Candy and Reusable Bags), while available, 25% off
Halloween Accessories, while available, 25% off
Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid, 25 oz bottle, 2/$5
Lysol Disinfectant Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Original, with Bleach, or with Lime & Rust Remover, or Cling Disinfectant Country Scent, 24 oz bottle, 2/$4
Cascade Dishwasher Detergent, Gel or Powder, 75 oz pkg, or ActionPacs, 16 or 20 ct pkg, (excluding Cascade Complete, 45 and 75 oz pkg), 3.99
Febreze Air Effects Air Refresher, 9.7 oz can, or Set & Refresh Air Freshener, 5.5 ml pkg, 2/$5
Ultra Downy Fabric Softener, 62 to 77 oz bottle, or Downy Unstopables, 13.2 oz bottle, 5.99
Formula 409 Cleaner, 32 oz bottle, 2/$4
Clorox Liquid Bleach, 24 to 96 oz bottle, 2/$4
Publix Charcoal Briquets, original, 16.6 lb bag, 5.99
Vanity Fair Premium Napkins, Everyday, 200 ct pkg, or Elegant Dining 80 ct or Hand Towels, 30 ct, 2.99
Bounty Giant Paper Towels, Select-A-Size, White or Prints, 8 roll, 10.99
Scott Bathroom Tissue, Extra Soft or 1000 Sheets, 12 roll pkg, 7.49
Ziploc Bags, 8 to 25 ct pkg, 2/$5
Sunlight Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Fresh Lemon or Mild & Gentle Sensitive Skin with Vitamin E & Aloe, 10 oz bottle, 10/$10
Tide Detergent, 100 oz bottle, 11.99
Charmin Bathroom Tissue, Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong, Mega or Double Roll, 9 or 18 roll pkg, 10.99

Meat:
Top Sirloin Beef or Chicken Breast Kabobs, 5.99/lb
Whole Pork Tenderloin, 4.99/lb
Boston Butt Roast, 1.99/lb, Pork Steaks, 2.29/lb
Boneless Chuck Pot Roast, 4.49/lb, Boneless Chuck Steaks, 4.79/lb
Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs, 2.49/lb, Boneless, 2.79/lb
Ground Round, 3.99/lb
Steakhouse Elite Kobe Blend Ground Beef Burgers, 24 oz pkg, 8.99
Publix GreenWise New York Strip Steaks, 9.99/lb
Publix Thin Sliced Ham, Cooked or Honey; Turkey Breast: Roasted or Smoked Honey or Rotisserie Chicken, 16 oz pkg, 3.99
Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon, Original, Lower Sodium, Thick or Maple, 16 oz pkg, or Center Cut: Regular or Thick Cut, 12 oz pkg, 2/$9
Tyson Breaded Fully Cooked Chicken, Nuggets, Tenders, or Patties, or Bread Bowls, Mini Chicken Sandwich, Country Fried Steak, or Steak Fingers, 16 to 29 oz pkg, 4.99
Boneless Top Sirloin Steaks, 4.99/lb, Fillets, 6.99/lb
Perdue Fit & Easy Boneless Chicken Breast, 2.99/lb
Perdue Ground Chicken Patties, 16 oz pkg, 2.99
Oscar Mayer Lunchables, 8.5 to 11.1 oz pkg, 2/$5
Perdue Short Cuts Chicken or Turkey Breast, 9 oz pkt, 3/$10
Ball Park Beef Franks, 14 to 16 oz pkg (excluding Angus and Deli Style), 2/$6
Gwaltney Great Baloney Chicken Bologna, 12 oz pkg, 10/$10
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Lunch Meats, 7 to 9 oz pkg, 3/$10

Pet:
Publix GreenWise Cat Litter, Pine, 7 lb bag, 2/$7
Pedigree Food for Dogs or Puppies, 15 to 17 lb bag, 11.99
Purina Cat Chow Cat Food or Kitten Chow, 3.15 lb bag, 2/$9
Whiskas Temptations Treats for Cats, 2.47 or 3 oz pouch, 4/$5
Pedigree Dog Food, 13.2 oz can, 10/$6

Produce:
Apple and Cheese Platter, 42 oz pkg, or Vegetable and Dip Large Platter, 40 oz pkg, 9.99
Large Pumpkins, 5.99
Publix GreenWise Organic Romaine Hearts, 12 oz pkg, 2.99
Red or Gold Potatoes, 5 lb bag, 2.99
Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Sliced or Whole, 8 oz pkg, 1.69
Royal Gala or Fuji Apples, or Red Delicious, 1.29/lb
Large Honeycrisp Apples, 2.49/lb
Del Monte Gold Pineapple, Whole or Peeled and Cored, 2.99
Bartlett Pears, 0.99/lb
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice or Trop50 Beverage or Juice, 59 oz bottle, 2/$6
Red Seedless Grapes, 1.99/lb
Hass Avocado, 10/$10
Florida Tangerines, 3 lb bag, 2/$5
Florida Navel Oranges, 4 lb bag, 2.99
Publix Salad Blends, 5 to 12 oz bag, 2/$4
Naturally Fresh Dressing or Salad Pizazz, 12 oz container, or 3.75 or 4 oz bag, 2/$4
Campari Tomatoes, 16 oz pkg, or Grape Tomatoes, pint, 2/$5
Organic Gala or Red Delicious Apples, 1.89/lb
Eat Smart Vegetables, 10 or 12 oz bag, 1.00
Asparagus, 2.99/lb
Incredible Fresh Diced Vegetables, Tomatoes or Red or Yellow Onion, 8 oz pkg, 2/$4
Diced Tri-Pepper Mix, 8 oz, 2/$5
Publix Baby Cut Carrots, 16 oz bag, 1.29, 2 lb bag, 2.49, 3 lb bag, 3.49
Mini Sweet Peppers, each, 2/$5

Seafood:
Fresh Catfish Fillets, 6.39/lb, Cajun Seasoned, 7.39/lb
Extra Large White Shrimp, 7.99/lb
Jumbo White Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined, 8.99/lb
Dungeness Crab Clusters, 9.99/lb
Sau-Sea Tartar or Mustard Sauce, 8 oz pkg, 1.69
Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, 13.99/lb
Shrimp Cocktail Cup, 5 oz shrimp, 4 oz sauce, 7.99

In Ad Qs:
$5 off the purchase of two or more Gerber Good Start Infant Powder Formula with Iron, 22 to 25.7 oz canister

Thanks to tn_native at Slickdeals Publix Thread (check there for coupon matchups)

Coffee Table Showrooming

So we're slowly trying to furnish our living room and office with new furniture since we got rid of the old stuff. Last weekend we rode our motorcycles around town and visited several furniture stores looking for the perfect coffee table. I had also been surfing the furniture websites for ideas and to see if there was anything that met our needs. This is called showrooming, its a trend where consumers go to brick and mortar stores to see and touch the merchandise they want, try it on, but then leave the store and go home and order it on the web.
 
Vendors don't really like this trend since they have to maintain the inventory and sales people, but then they never close the sale. This is why certain stores are price matching online vendors this coming black Friday season - Target, Babies R Us, and Toys R Us will price match online merchants such as Amazon, Walmart.com, Bestbuy.com. Just show the cashier the price on the competitor website on your smartphone, or the cashier will look it up and they will match the price from Nov 1 thru Dec 16.
 
Anyway, back to the coffee table. We want a coffee table that is on casters (wheels) so it can be moved easily, it must have drawers for storing the remotes, coasters, pens, letter openers and TV guide. It also needs a shelf to store the paper cutter because it is DH's job to cut coupons and he does this while watching TV using the coffee table. We were also looking for something relatively small with a width of no more than about two feet. And we wanted it to match our themed woodwork of cherry. So we've looked at lots of coffee tables and finally found some that kind of met the criteria. The one in the picture above is either 26 or 28 inches deep, but it meets our needs in every other way. We really didn't want to even go 28 inches, but we might have - we'll have to see.
 
So, we saw this coffee table at a nearby furniture store for the value price of $139.99, with a matching end table for another $139.99. But it was 28" wide. When we asked if they shipped to store for free, they said they did if we wanted to pick it up, otherwise shipping was $119 ($420 total w tax and shipping). So we left and went home to shop online. I found the another coffee table online that said it was 26" wide for $190 plus it had free shipping and no tax, plus I had a $20 coupon. So the deal was $360 shipped to our door. So we thought about it and ordered it online this week. Then I  happened to be cleaning off pictures from my phone and found the above and it looked exactly like what we had bought. And when I checked both websites it was the same table. So I contacted the vendor where we bought the coffee table and inquired about the low price guarantee they had. They said they couldn't match $139 because it was too low. I offered to split the difference with them which would be about $38. But then they noticed I had used a $20 coupon so they backed off that offer and only gave me $18 credit for the price match. I told them this was unacceptable and I wanted to cancel my order. So I canceled. Maybe.
 
I figured I better let DH know what was going on with this deal. And when I explained they wouldn't do the price match, of course he lost his cool, almost had a heart attack he was so mad, and he got on the phone with them. After much discussion with the manager he was unable to convince the store to honor the price match promise of ten percent. He threatened to let everyone online on twitter, facebook and google know how this company doesn't care about customer service. He said his wife (me) is a deal blogger and would spread the word online to let everyone know how they treat customers. Then he hung up. And we went out to do a secret shop at Fat Guys (the burger joint). And then I had to submit my report, but then first I checked email.
 
And guess what. There was a nice little email from the furniture store manager explaining how he had reconsidered our request and made an exception to honor it, and the additional credit was on our invoice. How nice. Plus another email saying they couldn't cancel our order, so it was coming.
 
But it's not over because I just checked email today, and our order has shipped again. But this time it shows they sent two end tables and we only ordered one. So, of course we're going to let them know, but now we'll have to get return authorization, schedule a fed ex pickup and deal with the hassle of it all. Maybe they'll just tell us its a gift for all our trouble and to keep it. We may offer to just keep the extra end table if they give it to us for the price match price of $139.99.
 
Any ideas? How would you handle this?

Watch for part 2 of the coffee table drama.

My Publix Trip - Paid $2, Saved $108

The most exciting part of this trip was getting some new socks! And with no coupon! Besides that it's mostly stockpile stuff like oatmeal and soups for the fall. We don't get many kids coming around for Halloween but I figured I would just hand out the Lindt truffles for candy and skip buying any other Halloween candy. I'm bummed that there aren't any more Save A Lot coupons and now must dig into my Winn Dixie stash of $5 off $30 coupons. I could have gotten a gas card but we got over a dozen last time a couple weeks ago, so I skipped that deal. I did see that others have gotten the Silver Floss sauerkraut for $0.69 but in my store it was $0.89, so with the $0.75/1 pdf coupon it would have only cost fourteen cents - but DH vetoed that idea. I'll probably go back to get more socks though. Anyway, it ended up costing $0.53 plus tax for a total of $2.03, with a savings of $107.93.
 
18-Oct 46   92.94 21.38 71.85 tax 2.03 37 -97.82%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 2.32 total Q# Q details
No Nonsense socks BOGO 2 4.49 8.98 4.49   0.58 5.07    
Quaker Oatmeal BOGO 6 2.85 17.10 8.55 3.00   5.55 3 $1/2 MQ 9-30Pepsi
SB spread BOGO 2 2.85 5.70 2.85 2.85   0.00 1 BOGO MQ FB print
Campbells Soup On the Go 4 1.00 4.00   5.50   -1.50 4 $.75/2 MQ 10-7ss + $2/2 PQ email
Campbells soup cooking  8 1.00 8.00   6.00   2.00 4 $1/4 MQ 10-7ss + $2/4 PQ email
Lindt truffles 1 3.50 3.50   3.50 0.43 0.43 1 free FB print
Cover Girl eye shadows 6 1.99 11.94   15.00 0.57 -2.49 9 $3/2 MQ 9-30pg + $1/1 PQ GAB
Vit A Sundown 4 3.29 13.16   14.00   -0.84 6 $3/2 MQ email print + $2/1 PQ GAB
GE Reveal Light bulbs BOGO 2 5.49 10.98 5.49 6.00 0.74 0.23 4 $2/1 TQ print + $1/1 MQ 9-16ss
green pepper 1 2.01 2.01       2.01    
onions, green 1 0.60 0.60       0.60    
mushrooms  1 1.99 1.99       1.99    
iceburg lettuce 1 1.69 1.69       1.69    
Romaine Lettuce 1 1.99 1.99       1.99    
tomato 1 1.30 1.30       1.30    
Sweetbay $2 off anything 3 0.00 0.00   6.00   -6.00 3 $2 off any - centro 10/12
WD $5 off $30 1 0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5 off $30
Publix $5 off $50 1 0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 $5 off $50 Tampa Trib 10/14

Publix- My Essentials Rebate Trip

I've been on the lookout for the new "Get More from Your Essentials" coupon booklet with $10 rebate wyb $30 of product in one trip. I was able to get a few from customer service at two stores, but the other stores were out already. So, if you haven't found it yet, you may be out of luck. Anyway, I did one trip using some competitor coupons from Sweetbay and Target and the store allowed multiple competitor coupons per transaction. This is not always the case and you need to plan your trips depending on the policy enforced by the different store managers.
 
I bought 4 toilet paper and 4 pinesol to meet the requirements of the rebate. The other items were simply to bring up my total to $50 so I could use a $5 off $50 PQ. I also threw in four of the Sweetbay $2/2 any purchase coupons that I had from the free spanish paper last week. So to qualify for the rebate I purchased $31.92. The rebate is valid 10/13-11/9 and states "Limit maximum (2) gift card per person, per mailing address."
 
In the end, I spent $1.65, saving $63.75. And I will get a $10 rebate.
 
17-Oct
22   54.58 0.00 54.50 tax 1.65 28 -96.98%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 1.57 total Q# Q details
AngelSoft TP 12pk 4 5.49 21.96   10.00 1.06 13.02 4 $1.50/1 MQ + $1/1 TQ print
Pinesol cleaner 4 2.49 9.96   8.00 0.36 2.32 8 $1/1 MQ + $1/1 SWT sweet Insprtns
Baileys creamer 4 1.50 6.00   6.00   0.00 4 $1.50/1 FB print (NLA)
Lindt Truffles 1 3.50 3.50   3.50 0.15 0.15 1 free product MQ - FB print (NLA)
Vit A Sundown 4 3.29 13.16   14.00   -0.84 6 $3/2 MQ email print + $2/1 PQ GAB
Publix $5 off $50 1 0.00 0.00   5.00   -5.00 1 PQ newspaper 10/14
Sweetbay $2/2 any 4 0.00 0.00   8.00   -8.00 4 $2/2 SWT - spanish paper 10/12

New Coupons! Cheerios, Pillsbury, Glade

Breakfast
  • SAVE 50¢ when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal
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In the Home
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  • 25% off Paints and Stains 15% off Painting Supplies
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Meals at Home
  • SAVE 50¢ ON TWO when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® boxed Potatoes (Except Potato Buds® and Betty Crocker® Pouch)
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Snacks & Desserts
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Personal Care
  • $1.00 off any Maybelline NY Eyeliner or Brow Liner (Redeemable at Walmart)
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