Well, I have been working on the coupon game for a few months now. I kind of fell off the wagon at the beginning of the summer, but tonight was my first trip back into the game. I usually shop at Publix – not only because their stores have a great selection, but also great customer service, good sales, and just a great shopping experience. Tonight I went to Publix at Cool Springs and spent $44.02…I saved $52.93..not too shabby. I ended up stocking up on alot of sale items…so this wasn’t an full grocery trip, but this will last us for a while in some areas. Here is a break down of what I got.
4 – Stouffer’s French Bread Pizzas $1.50 each
1 -Gallon 2% milk – 2.25
1 -Half gallon chocolate milk – 2.49…had coupon for $3.75..so overage there
2 – muffin mix $1.19 each
2 – Oscar Myer beef franks $2.50 each - $1 off coupon total $1.50 each
2 – Publix hot dog buns…$1.17 each – free with purchase of hot dog coupon
1 – Sensodyne toothpaste 4.89
2 – Kraft BBQ sauce $1.34 each – free with peelie coupon on Velvetta shells
1 – Dole fruit bowl $1.15
1 – Half & Half $1.79
3 – Mueller’s pasta – $0.75 each - $1/3 = 0.42 each
1 – Pedigree dog food $4.99
6 – Velvetta shells and cheese 1.00 each - $1.50/2 = 0.25 each
8 – Poptarts 1.20 each – $1.00/2 =0.70 each
1 – Poptarts 1.20 each - .70 (Target coupon) = 0.45 each
1- Natures Own Granola Bars 2.75 - .40 coupon (doubled) = $1.95
1 – Publix sugar 2.59
Next time I will try and post a photo, but all of my groceries got soaking wet!!!
I’m pretty proud of myself tonight..although the drama that ensued at the grocery store was another issue. As I was checking out, it started to pour outside (my umbrella would do nothing to stop the rain blowing sideways)…I figured I would end up walking around a bit more after checking out, seeing as I had Conner with me. I ended up going to the customer service desk to get a raincheck for some brownies and Kerry called…kindly reminding me that I had his house keys and he and Cameron couldn’t get into the apartment! Oh goodness, I quickly decided that I would go outside and load the groceries and come back for Conner. Thank goodness for the sweet girl at customer service that held Conner while I loaded up the groceries and pulled the car up beside the store…I was soaking wet…he just got a little wet. Made it home and all was well. I think the girl that held Conner for me thought I was insane. I kind of felt bad…she kept saying “You trust me with him?!” I just kept thinking that I didn’t really have an alternative and it wasn’t like I was outside for more than a couple of minutes. Hopefully, my next shopping trip will not be as eventful!!