Friday, September 25, 2009
My Second Shopping Trip Of The Week: Publix With A Profit of $2.01!
Publix didn't know what had hit them when I checked out with 139 items...each with their own coupon and some with 2 coupons each!
Warner Robins gets a different set of coupon inserts (the regional ones...no where near what comes in the metro paper). I also trade coupons through HotCouponWorld and through Michelle's site (IHeartPublix) and one of my trading buddies Reagan has offered to mail me at least 4 inserts each week. Without her help I wouldn't be able to get near the amount of deals that I am accustomed to.
I had to mention that Warner Robins gets the "other" regional inserts because of the reaction that I had at Publix today. A lot of the coupons that I used were ones out of the metro paper and many of the locals here wouldn't have access to them. They are not used to customers who have access to these other coupons and you could really tell!
I called before hand to ask customer service what the store coupon policy was. I found out that the only difference was that they didn't take the Target coupons. Everything else was the same! I was so excited to find this out!
Since I had so many items and I was new to this store I made sure that I introduced myself to the customer service manager. I let them know what I was doing and that I had a coupon for everything in my cart. They were all so surprised to see someone shop this way (which in return surprised me). I thought for sure that there were "Me's" in every town!
There were not that many people in the store and everyone was able to gather around. We had about 6 employees and the manager checking me out and watching the total go down and down! They couldn't believe what they had just seen! I watched in their amazement and some of them genuinely wanted to know how to do it! (I can't wait to start teaching classes again!)
I didn't want to just stand there a gloat about what was going on so I made sure that I had extra coupons for most of the items that I was buying to share with the cashiers and manager (yes even the manager excepted some of my coupons). It was so great! I am looking forward to befriending everyone in this store just as I have at every other store I have shopped at! They were all so nice!
I even had the chance to meet a fellow couponer, Shonda, who has just started using coupons. She, like many others, made the comment that she had never shopped at Publix before until a friend of hers convinced her otherwise!
Ok...here is what I bought today!
5 Publix Shopping Bags @ $.99 each
Used: Free coupon for purchasing the Kellogg's products (Yellow Advantage Flier)
10 boxes of Eggo Waffles @ $.99 each
Used: 5 - $1/2 coupons
Price: $.50 each
1 banana @ $.32
1 apple @ $.83
1 apple @ $.86
1 lemon @ $.43
1 lime @ $.33
For these produce items I had $2 coupons to use on each item (from the Kellogg's Fuel For School brochure)
My total on the produce was $2.77 and I used $10 worth of coupons which gave me $7.23 worth of overage that went towards the other purchases in my trip!
3- 2 liters of Dr. Pepper @ $1.33 each
Used: 3 - .55/1 peelie coupon found at Kroger STACKED with the $2/3 Publix Coupon (in the Yellow Advantage Flier)
Price: $.34 for all 3! (You can bet that I will be going back for more of these!
1 Lipton Tea 100 ct @ $3.95
Used: Free product coupon
4 Scotch Packaging Wrapping Paper @ $1.19 each
Used: 4 - .50/1 coupons doubled
Price: $.19 each
13 Scotch Bubble Mailers @ $.89 each
Used: 13 - $.50/1 coupons doubled to $1
Price: FREE plus $.11 in overage for each one (a total of $1.43 in overage)
8 Scotch Bubble Mailers @ $.69 each
Used: 8 - $.50/1 coupons doubled to $1
Price: FREE plus $.31 in overage for each one (a total of $2.48 in overage)
14 Scotch Bubble Mailers @ $.59 each
Used: 14 - $.50/1 coupons doubled to $1
Price: FREE plus $.41 in overage for each one (a total of $5.74 in overage)
1 Atkins Bar @ $1.25
Used: Free Product Coupon ($3)
Price: FREE plus $2.75 in overage (coupon bar code started with the number 5 and it didn't have an area to write a price in so I knew that it would ring up at the max price!)
1 Revlon Nail Clipper @ $1.49
Used: $2/1 Publix coupon in Green Advantage Flier
Price: FREE plus $.51 in overage
5 - Yoplait YoPLus Yogurt @ $1.25 each
Used: 5 - $1/1 coupons
Price: $.25 each
1 Sobe Drink @ $1.49
Used: Kroger Free Product Coupon (Catalina)
2 Glazed Doughnuts (not pictured...for the girls) @ $1.40 for both!
Used: $1 off bakery item Publix Calendar Coupon
Price: $.40 for both
1 Deli Lemonade @ $.79 (not pictured...for the girls to share)
Used: $1 off Deli item baby coupon
Price: Free plus $.21 in overage
1 Gallon of Publix Milk @ $2.25
Used: $1 off Dairy Item Publix Baby Coupon
3 - Spray N' Wash @ $1.50 each
Used: 3 - .50/1 coupons doubled to $1 each
Price: .50 each
2 Fantastic Cleaners @ $1.40 each
Used: 2 - $.75/1 coupons
Price: $.65 each
4 - BirdsEye Steamfresh White Rice @ $.89 each
Used: 4 - .50/1 coupons doubled to $1 each
Price: FREE plus $.11 in overage for each one (a total of $.44 in overage)
4 - BirdsEye Steamfresh Broccoli in Light Sauce @ $1.24 each
Used: 4 - .50/1 coupons doubled to $1 each
Price: .24 each
4 Shelby Chili Mixes @ $1.10 each
NO COUPONS! This stuff is good though and very rarely goes on sale!
1 box of New York Dip'N Sticks @ $1.65
Used: $.50/1 coupon
10 Yakisoba Noodles @ $.79 each
Used: 10 - $.50/1 coupons doubled to $1 each
Price: FREE plus $.21 in overage for each one (a total of $2.10 in overage)
20 Margaret Holmes Canned Veggies @ $1 each
Used: $.35/1 coupons doubled to $.70 each
Price: $.30 each
5 - Dole Fruit Cups @ $1.17 each
Used: 5 - .55/1 coupons
Price: $.62 each
1 can of Chef Boy R D @ $1
Used: $1/1 IP coupon (no longer available)
3 Mt. Olive Pickles @ $1.09 each
Used: 3 - $.50/1 coupons double to $1 each
Price: $.09 each
5 - Duke's Mayo (8 oz: Smallest jar) @ $1.59 each
Used: 5 - $.50/1 coupons doubled to $1 each
Price: $.59 each
2 Aunt Jemima Syrup @ $1.59 each
Used: $1/2 coupon
Price: $2.18 for both!
Powerade 10 pk @ $2.90
WHEW! My total was $211.41 before savings and coupons!
My final OOP total was $17.99 with taxes! A total savings of $193.42!
The most exciting part about this trip is that I will be able to send in for the $20 Kellogg's Fuel For School Mail In Rebate! I basically am getting all of these groceries for free and will profit a whopping $2.01 when it is all said and done!
It feels so good to get back in the game! Until Next Week!