My Publix Trip - Spent $6.20, Saved $140

When we received the sweetbay coupon in the mailer weekly ad, I started planning a big enough trip to be able to use it. I also know that last month when this coupon was available I was turned down at all stores because my total was never over $50 after coupons. So, I messaged Publix on facebook and asked them to confirm that they considers coupons a form of tender and not a discount. Here's what I asked: 
Hi Publix - I just received a new ad from Sweetbay that has a $10 off $50 coupon that states "minimum required purchase amount of $50 after all discounts are applied". Can you please clarify that to use this competitor coupon in Publix the total must be $50 before coupons and not after coupons, since coupons are a form of tender? I hate the drama at the cash register when no one agrees on how this is interpreted and I don't want to use it incorrectly. Thanks

 
On January 30, 2013 6:23:04 AM PST, Publix wrote:

Hi, Marie. You are correct. "Discounts" does not refer to coupons, as they are a form of tender. So, you may use this coupon as long as your total reaches $50.00 AFTER all other discounts, but not after all coupons have been taken off. Hope this helps! ≈ Kandi
So, if you want to use this coupon, I would recommend messaging them so you have their response right on your smartphone with you in the store. I clarified the situation before I shopped and they wanted to deny it at the store, but the store manager finally agreed to let me use it and signed his approval. It is pretty obvious they don't want to do it, and I told him I didn't care what he did for others, but that I would be glad to call the district manager if he required further confirmation.
Anyway, I did a pretty big shop with heavy stuff since we were in the car and not one the motorcycles. I decided to turn in my grapefruit juice and grapefruit to pay for the soda. I also had a couple coupons that expired 12/31/12 and this store accepts expired MQs for 30 days, so I had to use them up. I've heard there are peelies out there for free eggs wyb al fresco sausages, but I didn't see any. My total was higher than I thought it should be at $6.20, and when I reviewed my receipt I noticed they missed a $2 coupon, and then I noticed the Qtips charged $2.75 rather than the shelf price of $2.65. So, I'll have to go back and get an adjustment. So, my shopping list doesn't match my actual shop, but its close.
 
I spent $6.20 and saved $140.66, saving 96%.
 



31-Jan 56   145.15 53.25 91.30 tax 5.34 46 -96.32%
Product qty price subtl B1G1 -Q 4.74 total Q# Q details
avocado 4 1.00 4.00       4.00    
green pepper 1 1.58 1.58       1.58    
bananas 2 0.35 0.70       0.70    
Breakstone sour cream BOGO 2 2.45 4.90 2.45 2.00   0.45 2 EXP 1/1 MQ
SB Milk 1/2 gal 2 3.25 6.50   3.25   3.25 1 EXP BOGO MQ
Al Fresco chick saus  BOGO 2 3.49 6.98 3.49 2.00   1.49 1 $2/2 MQ print
Eckrich smkd saus BOGO 2 2.99 5.98 2.99 1.10   1.89 2 $0.55/1 MQ print
Qtips 1 2.75 2.75   1.05 0.18 1.88 1 $0.30/1 MQ + 0.75/1 TQ print
grapefruit 5lbs 5 3.49 17.45   34.90   -17.45 10 RCfree PQ ad + free MQ tearpd
OS grapefruit juice BOGO RC 10 2.99 29.90 14.95 20.00 1.94 -3.11 10 RC BOGO + $2/1 MQ print
Birds Eye Veg Froz 50% off 4 2.37 9.48 4.74 4.00   0.74 4 $1/1 MQ print
Pillsbury Pie Crust 1 1.00 1.00       1.00    
Suave Lotion BOGO 8 2.39 19.12 9.56 8.00 1.24 2.80 8 $1/1 MQ print
Frenches Mustard Dip Sauce 4 1.00 4.00   3.00   1.00 4 $0.75/1 MQ 1-6ss
Diet Mt Dew 12 pk B2G2 4 5.29 21.16 10.58   1.38 11.96    
Nabisco Wheat Thins BOGO 2 4.49 8.98 4.49 2.00   2.49 2 $1/1 MQ print
Publix drinking water 1 gal 1 0.67 0.67       0.67    
Sweetbay $10 off $50 1 0.00 0.00   10.00   -10.00 1 $10/50 swt by weekly ad
 
 

 

My Publix Trip - In Pajamas


 
I don't actually have a shop to share yet, since I'm waiting for Sat & Sun for the Kelloggs 50% cereal sale. But I thought I'd share this picture I snapped last time I was at Publix. The lady is wearing her pajamas! It was after work so a busy time, and she looked like she just rolled out of bed. I almost forgot where I was, Walmart?

Elton John Concert Live Streaming Friday 1/25/2013

Thanks to Yamaha's groundbreaking DisklavierTV™, powered by RemoteLive™ technology, Elton's performance on the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano onstage with a 60-piece orchestra will be streamed live over the Internet and simultaneously to remote Disklaviers in many countries around the world, such as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore.
His actual piano keystrokes are then faithfully recreated, note for note, in real time on each of the remote instruments, while the entire orchestra is seen and heard on adjacent monitors, in perfect sync with the remote piano performances.
 
Yamaha will be broadcasting the whole concert Friday, January 25, 2013 from 8:00 PM (PST), featuring a blockbuster line-up of music industry stars!
Joining the "Rocket Man" onstage will be Amy Grant, Chaka Khan, Dave Grusin, Earth, Wind & Fire,
David Foster, Dave Koz, James Newton Howard, LEOGUN, Landon Pigg, Lucy Schwartz, Michael McDonald,
Sarah McLachlan, Sinbad and Toto. Legendary bass player Nathan East will serve as music director.

Elton will take the stage approximately 10:25 PM (PST).
Link will be provided later HERE.

1/27 Sunday Coupon Inserts - RP1 RP2 SS TQ P&G

Wow! This weekend there will be up to five (5) inserts in your Sunday paper. Get some extra!
 
Proctor & Gamble 1/27
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins
Cascade $1/1 ActionPacs
Charmin $.25/1 product
Clairol $2/1 color product or herbal color
Clairol $5/2 Natural Instincts hair color
Covergirl $1/1 Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm
Covergirl $1/1 product excludes accessories
Covergirl $3/2 products excludes accessories
Crest $.75/1 458ml+ Rinse
Crest $.75/1 4oz+ toothpaste or liquid gel excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar
Dawn $.50/1 Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi
Downy $3/both 1 liquid AND 1 Unstopables
Duracell $.50/1 CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries excludes 1ct
Duracell $1/1 rechargeable batteries, charger or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries excludes 1ct
Febreze $.50/1 3,5oz or 5.5oz candle
Febreze $.50/1 Air Effects
Febreze $.50/1 Set & Refresh or Stick & Refresh
Febreze Buy Fabric Refresher, get car vent clip free up to $3.49
Febreze Buy NOTICEables refill, get NOTICEables warmer free up to $3.50
Gillette $1/1 Fusion ProGlide shave prep or Fusion ProSeries skin care
Gillette $1/2 deodorants or body washes
Gillette $10 off Fusion razor wyb 4ct+ cartridge
Gillette $10 off Mach3 razor wyb 4ct+ cartridge excludes disposables
Head & Shoulders $1/1 shampoo or conditioner excludes 1.7oz
Ivory/Safeguard $.30/1 personal cleansing product excludes Ivory 1 bar and Ivory Dish & Laundry
Luvs $1/2 bags or 1 box diapers
Mr. Clean $.50/1 product
Olay $1/1 bath bar, body wash or in shower body lotion
Olay $3/1 hair removal product
Olay $3/1 ProX advanced cleansing system
Olay $3/1 ProX, Regenerist or Total Effects facial moisturizer
Old Spice $1/2 products
Oral-B $.75/1 Glide floss 35m+ or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B $1/1 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrushes
Pampers $1/2 bags or 1 box diapers or pants
Pantene $3/2 products
Pepto $.50/1 product
Prilosec OTC $1/1 product
Puffs $.25/3 singles or 1 3pk+
Secret $1/1 Outlast, Scent Expressions or body spray excludes .5oz
Secret $2/1 Clinical excludes .5oz
Swiffer $1/1 Dusters 6ct, Dry Cloths 32ct, Wet Cloths 24ct or WetJet Pads 17ct+
Swiffer $1/1 starter kit or pad refill
Swiffer $1/1 Sweeper starter kit or Dusters Extender starter kit
Tide $3/1 15-37ct boost duo pac
Tide/Downy $.40/1 Tide detergents, Tide boost or Downy excludes PODS
Tide/Downy $1.50/2 Tide detergents, Tide boost or Downy excludes PODS
Tide/Downy $3/3 Tide detergents, Tide boost or Downy excludes PODS
Venus $2/1 Venus family system razor
Vicks $1.50/1 Nature Fusion product excludes VapoDrops and ZzzQuil
Vicks $1/1 products excludes VapoDrops and ZzzQuil
Vidal Sassoon $1/1 styling aid
Vidal Sassoon $1/2 shampoos or conditioners
Vidal Sassoon $2/1 hair color
ZzzQuil $1/1 product
 
Red Plum #1
Advil/ThermaCare $1/1 20ct+ Advil, 16ct+ Advil PM, 4oz+ Children's Advil, 1/2oz+ Infant' Advil or 2ct+ ThermaCare ets (3/9/13)
Axe $1/1 anti-perspirant, deodorant or bodyspray ets (2/24/13)
Axe B2G1 free 16floz shower gels or detailer, excludes 16oz twin packs and trial up to $5.99 (2/10/13)
Best Foods $.40/1 22oz+ product (2/24/13)
Caress $.75/1 12oz+ body wash or 6-bar+ pack ets (2/24/13)
Centrum $1/1 100ct+ bottle or pack of regular, FlavorBurst, Specialist, Silver or Caltrate ets (3/9/13)
ChapStick $1/2 packs (3/9/13)
Clear Buy 1 shampoo, get 1 conditioner or mask free up to $5.99 ets (2/10/13)
Clear Buy 7-day intensive treatment, get shampoo free up to $5.99 ets (2/10/13)
Degree $.75/1 for Men Adrenaline Series product ets (2/24/13)
Degree $.75/1 Women Expert Protection product ets (2/24/13)
Dimetapp/Robitussin/Advil $1/1 bottle or package of Dimetapp, Robitussin or Advil Congestion Relief or Allergy & Congestion Relief ets (3/9/13)
DOve $.75/1 go sleeveless, clear tone, go fresh or Clinical Protection excludes trial, multi-packs and Men+Care (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 16oz+ body wash excludes trial and M+C (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 6bar+ pack beauty bar excludes trial and Men+Care (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 Men+Care 2.7oz antiperspirant or 3oz deodorant ets (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 Men+Care hair product ets (2/24/13)
Dove $2/1 Men+Care 13.5oz+ body and face wash or active clean tool ets (2/24/13)
Dove $4/1 Men+Care body and face bar 6pk+ ets (2/24/13)
Dove Buy shampoo, get $1.50 off conditioner excludes Men+Care and trial (2/24/13)
Greenies $1/1 5.5oz feline dental treats (3/17/13)
Greenies $3/1 12oz+ canine dental chews (3/17/13)
Hefty $.75/2 cups (4/30/13)
Hefty $1/2 foam plates or bowls (4/30/13)
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter $.50/1 product (2/24/13)
Knorr $.50/2 Recipe/Sauce/Gravy mix products (2/24/13)
Knorr $.50/2 Rice and Pasta sides (2/24/13)
Knorr $1/1 homestyle stock (2/24/13)
Lipton $.40/1 tea bags, Tea & Honey To-Go or pitcher size or any iced tea mix (2/24/13)
Lipton $.50/1 tea bags (2/24/13)
M&M's $1.50/2 9.9oz+ bags dnd (3/10/13)
Newman's Own $1/1 thin & crispy pizza (3/9/13)
Perparation H $1/1 product excludes Totables Wipes 10ct (3/9/13)
Q-Tips $.30/1 170ct+ product ets (2/24/13)
Ragu $.20/1 pasta sauce jar (2/24/13)
Slim Fast $1/1 bar or snack bites (2/24/13)
Slim Fast $1/1 shake multi-pack or shake mix (2/24/13)
Suave $.75/1 2.6oz deodorant ets (2/24/13)
Suave Kids $.50/2 hair products ets (2/24/13)
Suave Naturals $.50/1 body wash product ets (2/24/13)
Suave Professionals $.50/2 products ets (2/24/13)
Suave Professionals $1/1 Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil ets (2/24/13)
TRESemme B1G1 free shampoo or conditioner excludes trial and styling products up to $6 (2/20/13)
Vaseline $1/1 20.3floz+ lotion ets (2/24/13)
White Castle $.50/1 6ct microwaveable hamburgers or cheeseburgers (4/27/13)
White Castle $1/1 16ct microwaveable hamburgers or cheeseburgers (4/27/13)
Wish-Bone/Western $.50/1 dressing (2/24/13)
 
Red Plum #2
Abreva $3/1 tube or pump product (4/14/13)
Breathe Right $1/1 10ct+ nasal strips product (3/31/13)
Carnation $.55/2 12oz evaporated milk cans (4/30/13)
Citrucel $1/1 fiber product (3/27/13)
Coffee-Mate $1.10/2 liquid creamers excludes Natural Bliss (3/31/13)
Coffee-Mate $1.10/2 powder creamers excludes Natural Bliss (3/31/13)
DiGiorno B2G1 free 26-33oz pizzas up to $6.01 (2/9/13)
Fancy Feast $1/ 2oz appetizers trays (4/27/13)
Fancy Feast $1/1 3lb+ dry cat food (4/27/13)
Fancy Feast $1/18 Elegant Medleys or Mornings cans (4/27/13)
Fancy Feast $1/24 cans (4/27/13)
Gaviscon $1/1 product (3/27/13)
Keebler/Sunshine $1/2 8-16oz Keebler crackers or Sunshine Cheez-It (3/24/13)
Land O'Frost $.55/1 Premium, Bistro Favorites, Canadian Bacon or Delishaved (2/26/13)
Land O'Frost $1/1 Wrap Kit or Sub Sandwich Kit (2/26/13)
Libby's $.35/1 15oz+ pumpkin can (4/30/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Colour Riche nail product (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris eye product (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris eyeliner or eye shadow (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris lip product (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris skincare item ets (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 True Match Crayon concealer (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Advanced Haircare shampoo or conditioner (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Advanced Haircare treatment (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Excellence shade (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Paris cosmetic face product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17floz size (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $3/1 11oz standard size Elnett hairspray excludes 2.2oz trial size (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $3/1 Paris Youth Code moisturizer or treatment ets (3/23/13)
Mahatma $.75/2 rice mixes (4/30/13)
Mahatma/Water Maid $.50/1 rice up to 10lb (4/30/13)
McCormick $.50/2 taco or Mexican season mixes (2/24/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 pasta sauce (3/9/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 salad dressing (3/9/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 salsa (3/9/13)
Os-Cal $2/1 calcium supplement product (3/27/13)
Purina $.75/2 Whisker Lickin's (4/27/13)
Purina $1.50/12 Alpo cans (3/11/13)
Purina $1/1 10oz+ T Bonz or Tiny T Bonz (4/27/13)
Purina $1/1 3.15lb+ Cat Chow (4/15/13)
Purina $1/1 7lb+ Tidy Cats (4/27/13)
Purina $2/1 4lb+ Dog Chow or Puppy Chow (4/27/13)
Purina $2/1 4lb+ Fit & Trim, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Active Life (4/27/13)
Purina $2/1 8ct+ Alpo variety pack (3/11/13)
Sarna $2/1 anti-itch product (3/31/13)
Stouffer's $1.50/1 57-96oz party size entree (4/30/13)
Stouffer's $1.50/2 french bread pizza (4/30/13)
Tums $1/1 50ct+ freshers (3/27/13)
Tums $1/2 24ct+ (3/27/13)
Wonderful Pistachios $.50/1 5oz+ (3/27/13)
 
Smart Source
Alka-Seltzer $2/1 regular or Plus product (3/31/13)
Arm & Hammer $1/1 Spinbrush Kids or Tooth Tunes product (3/31/13)
Arm & Hammer $1/1 Spinbrush product (3/31/13)
Armour $.55/1 meatballs (3/31/13)
Bayer $1/1 20ct+ aspirin product (3/17/13)
Bayer $3/2 120ct+ aspirin products (3/17/13)
Blue Diamond $1/2 4oz+ almonds (3/31/13)
Campho-Phenique $2/1 cold sore product (3/31/13)
Cheerios $.50/1 box (3/9/13)
Chex Mix $.50/2 4.5oz+ Mix or 100 Calorie Snack (3/23/13)
Chock full o'Nuts $1/1 package (2/28/13)
Curel $1/1 3.5oz+ product (2/24/13)
Dannon $.50/3 Oikos 5.3oz cups or 1 multipack (3/17/13)
Eggland's Best $.50/1 eggs (4/27/13)
Eggland's Best $.75/1 cage free or organic dozen eggs (4/27/13)
El Monterey $1/1 product (5/28/13)
Foster Farms $1/1 frozen cooked chicken (excluding breast nuggets) or turkey meatballs (4/30/13)
Frontera $1/1 1.5L bottle or 2 750ML bottles dnd (2/28/13)
General Mills $1/2 Chex, Fiber One, Total, Wheaties, Oatmeal Crisp, Honey Nut Clusters, Raisin Nut Bran or Basic 4 cereals (3/9/13)
Hasbro $4/1 Jenga game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel, card and Electronic Arts game versions (3/3/13)
Hasbro $4/1 Scrabble game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel, card and Electronic Arts game versions (3/3/13)
Hasbro $5/1 Taboo game SKU# 30658 or Pictionary game SKU# 05713 excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel, card and Electronic Arts game versions (3/3/13)
House Foods $1.50/2 Organic Tofu (4/30/13)
House Foods $1.50/2 Traditional Shirataki or Tofu Shirataki (4/30/13)
House Foods $1/2 Premium Tofu (4/30/13)
ICaps $3/1 eye vitamin formula (3/1/13)
Jolly Rancher $1/2 6.5oz+ bags (3/31/13)
Juanita's Mexican Gourmet $1/2 soup cans (3/10/13)
Kauai Coffee $1/1 10oz bag (2/28/13)
Lemi Shine $.50/1 machine cleaner box (3/10/13)
Lemi Shine $.60/1 rinse (3/10/13)
LypSyl $.50/1 Intense Protection LipMoisturizer (3/10/13)
MiO $1/1 regular, Energy or Fit (2/28/13)
MJB $.75/1 coffee (3/31/13)
Mountain High $.50/1 32oz yoghurt (3/23/13)
Nabisco $.75/2 6.5oz+ cookie/cracker products dnd (3/10/13)
Nature Valley/Fiber One $.50/2 5ct+ Nature Valley Granola Bars, Nature Valley Granola Thins, Fiber One Chewy Bars, Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies (3/23/13)
New York $.50/1 frozen product (3/31/13)
New York $.50/1 garlic knots (3/31/13)
Old El Paso $.60/3 products excludes salsa, refrigerated, frozen or soup (3/23/13)
Opti-Free $1.50/1 10oz+ formula (3/1/13)
Pace $.60/2 products (2/24/13)
Philadelphia $.55/1 Indulgence cream cheese spread (3/2/13)
Pillsbury $.40/2 crescent dinner rolls c twin pack (4/20/13)
Planters $1/1 6-16oz jar, canister, bag or multipack except almonds dnd (4/30/13)
Progresso $.50/1 Recipe Starters cooking sauce (3/23/13)
Purely Inspired $3/1 product (4/27/13)
Revlon $1/1 hair color product (3/3/13)
Revlon $2/1 bb cream, foundation, powder, concealer, primer or brush (3/3/13)
Schick $1/1 Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, SlimTwin or Quattro disposable razor pack excludes 2ct and 10+2ct (2/24/13)
Schick $3/2 Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, SlimTwin or Quattro disposable razor packs excludes 2ct and 10+2ct (2/24/13)
Scotch-Brite $1/2 botanical disinfecting wipes (3/15/13)
Sesame Street $3/1 Lullaby & Good Night Elmo toy SKU# 36661 (3/3/13)
Sesame Street $5/1 LOL Elmo toy SKU# AI500 (3/3/13)
Sun-Bird $.80/2 seasoning or soup mixes dnd (3/30/13)
Systane $1.50/1 lubricant eye drop or gel formula (3/1/13)
Totino's $.35/1 rolls snacks (4/20/13)
Vlasic $1/1 Farmers Garden hand-crafted pickle variety (3/31/13)
Yardley $1/4 single bar soaps or 2 double packs or 1 16oz shower gel (3/10/13)
Zarbee's $1/1 product (4/30/13)
 


Target/Purina Single Sheet (exp 3/31/12)
B2G1 free 6oz Beggin' Strips or 4-7oz Busy Bone up to $3.94
$2/1 24ct+ Friskies wet cat food variety pack
$2/1 14oz+ Waggin' Train or 25oz Beggin' Strips
B3G1 free 2.1oz Natural Sensations, 2.1-6oz Party Mix or 2.1oz Crispies up to $4.39
B3G1 free Beneful Prepared Meals wet dog food up to $2.29
$3/1 ONE SmartBlend 7lb+ cat or 8lb+ dog food
 
Thanks to www.couponpreviews.info for all the early insert listings.