Simplicity – Small & Cheap

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Publix Nibbles

I made several trips to Publix during the last week or two but didn’t get things entered very timely. Since I want them all posted as a price book of sorts, I’m putting them in and backdating the post so as not to distract those who don’t care about a lengthy grocery store post.

I was hoping to get more on my run last Friday (2/6) but I didn’t do my homework well enough and some of the stuff that was on sale and had coupons for wasn’t stuff we would use or wasn’t otherwise what I thought it was. Isn’t that part of the art of couponing? To not buy things that will go to waste just because it’s a good deal?

Anyway, on Friday, I picked up some sale items and perishables. There was no menu plan because we have friends in from out of town and we are all winging it based on the kids schedules. I bought:

On sale, with coupons:
4 boxes of Uncle Bens rice – $1.49 each, on sale BOGO and I used 2 $1/1Q from their website = $0.25 each.

3 Idahoan potato packets – $1.39, on sale for $0.50, used a $0.75/3 coupon = $0.25 each

On sale, no coupon
French bread – $1.29
Pepperoni – $3.00

No sale, with coupons
2 Kraft shredded cheese – $3.89 each – $1Q = $2.89 each

No sale, no coupons
Donut holes – $1.79
Bananas – $1.29 ($0.69/lb.)
Pineapple – $6.49
4 Peaches – $3.28 ($1.99/lb.)
6 eggs – $0.95
Quart of milk – $1.59
Quart of Silk – $2.35
Chicken breast – $8.42 ($3.99/lb.)
Tortillas – $2.59
Miracle Whip – $2.39
2 Pizza Sauce – $2.75
Olives – $1.29
Spicy Chili Beans – $0.81
Salsa – $1.99

Total regular price – $64.52
Total sale price – $57.36
Less coupons used – $4.75
Total OOP – $52.63
Total savings – 18%

Monday, I went back for some sales that I saw on the Grocery Game list. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue that. By the time she gets it up there are only 2 days left and the good stuff is picked over AND it’s so expensive down here that her prices are always lower than I will find them. So what am I paying her for again? I guess I’ll have to see what I buy based on her info this month to find out if it will pay for itself.

BUT, I did find a few deals from here that I went back for and a few staples.

On sale, with coupon:
2 knorr sides that were BOGO ($1.69 each) and I had a $0.75/2Q to use = $0.47 each. NOTE: they were the Garlic & Butter Cajun Sides–the most terrible thing I ever tasted! Good thing they were cheap!

On sale, no coupon
2 Land O Lakes Spreadable butter – $1.50 each
White vinegar (gal.) – $2.29
2 loaves of French bread – $1.29 each

No coupons or sales
Steno pad – $1.29

Total regular price – $15.62
Total sale price – $11.43
Less coupons used – $0.75
Total OOP – $10.10
Savings – 35%

Tuesday, I went back again because I found the coupon I was looking for Monday.

On sale, with coupon
3 starfish pouch creations on sale 3/$5 and had a B2G1 coupon. This made them $1.11 each. I’d like to eat for fish so I’m happy with that price to try it out.

No sale or coupon
BBQ Sauce – $1.29

Total regular price – $6.95
Total sale price – $6.29
Less coupons used – $1.67
Total OOP – $4.62
Savings – 33%

I’m liking that finding good deals means I get to try new things.


February 10, 2009 - Posted by | grocery shopping | , , ,

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