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Reader Success: Publix Show & Tell

by Kimberly on August 16, 2011

I love when you, my readers, email me your success stories! This email and shopping trip is from a BEGINNER!!   One of the things I love about this is not only did she save on groceries, but she saved on GAS!!! I would love to keep sharing your successes. I think it’s so good that you all can see it’s not just me saving tons of money. You all are doing it too!!! Couponing takes work and commitment. I am so proud of each one of you that sticks with it and is then able to see the results!! Keep sending me in your stories so I can keep featuring you all in my blog! I’m your biggest fan!!  Thank you Sarah for sharing this with all of us!

Hi Kimberly – just trying to get into saving more on my groceries.  This is my recent trip.  I’ve always used coupons but not a lot.  I started out with a plan to only buy what I had coupons for but as I was in the store bought some items that I really needed and that totally lowered my savings but overall I’m happy with my purchases.  The gas cards are a great deal but I usually do not see people purchasing them.  This is a 20% savings!!  Gas here is $3.53/gallon.  My $50 gas card got me 14.16 gallons for $40 so it cost me $2.82/gallon!!

 

Publix 8/14/11 Shopping Trip

Bought: (4) Fab Detergent 50 oz, BOGO $3.99
Minus:  (2) $1/2 Fab Detergent (exp 8/22/2011) 5/22/2011 SS Insert
Total Due: $5.98 (makes them $1.50 each)

Bought: (2) Kraft Bagel-fuls 10 oz. BOGO $2.50
Minus: (2) $0.55/1 Bagel-fuls Printable
Total Due: $1.40 (Makes them $0.70 each)

Bought: (2) Smart Balance Spread 15 oz, BOGO $2.89
Minus: (2) $0.60/1 Smart Balance Buttery Spread (exp 9/5/2011)
Total Due: $1.69 (Makes them $0.85 each)

Bought: (12) Whiskas Temptations Treats for Cats, BOGO $1.50
Minus: (6) $1/2 Whiskas Temptations Treats for Cats (exp 9/3/2011) 7/24/2011 RP Insert
Total Due: $3.00 (Makes them $0.25 each!!)

Bought: (2) Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta, BOGO $1.89
Minus: (2) $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta (exp 9/10/2011) 5/15/2011 SS Insert
Total Due: FREE plus $0.11 overage

Bought: (2) Sundown Naturals Vitamin B-12 1000mcg, 120 ct., $5.99 each
Minus: (1) $6/2 Sundown Vitamins and Supplements (exp 8/26/2011) Publix Green Flyer, Sail Into Savings
Minus: (2) $1/1 Sundown or Marvel Vitamin or Supplements (exp 9/20/2011) 8/7/2011 RP Insert
Total Due: $3.98 (Makes them $1.99 each)

Bought: (4) Friskies Canned Cat Food  $0.55
No coupons
Total Due: $2.20 (Makes them $0.55 each)

Bought: (2) Hunt’s Ketchup 24oz BOGO $1.75
No coupons
Total Due: $1.75 (Makes them $0.88 each)

Bought: (6) Soft Scrub Cleanser with Bleach 24-28.6oz, BOGO $3.29
Minus: (6) $1.50/1 Soft Scrub Products (exp 9/14/2011) 8/7/2011 RP Insert
Total Due: $0.87 (Makes them $0.15 each!!)

Bought: (4) Crystal Light Drink Mix 10-ct, BOGO $2.99
No coupons
Total Due: $5.98 (Makes them $1.50 each)

Bought: (4) Minute Maid Coolers  10-pk  3/$5
No coupons
Total Due: $5 (Makes them $1.67 each)

Bought: (1) Kraft Parmesan Cheese Sale $2.50
No coupons
Total Due: $2.50

Bought: (2) Ken’s Steak House Dressing 24 oz.  BOGO $3.99
No coupons
Total Due: $3.99 (Makes them $1.99 each)

Bought:  (3)  $50 Shell Gas Cards
Minus: (3)  $10 Publix Coupon with every $25 purchase
Total Due: $120 (Makes them $40 each)

 

Total Spent: $161.63 (tax included)
Total Saved: $106.90

Minus the $150 gas and coupons

Total Spent: $41.63 (tax included)
Total Saved: $76.90

Percentage Saved: 65%

Happy couponing!!!       Sarah

 

 


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