Publix and Wal-Mart Deals – Spent $33.24, Saved $69.25

Although today was a yucky rainy day, I decided Logan and I would still run some errands. It ended up being a very successful shopping day! Also, one of the great things about Publix is that they almost always offer (and sometimes insist) to help you to your car with your groceries. I usually say no, but when it is raining I accept the help, so that I can get Logan in the car as quickly as possible (they are usually more insistent on rainy days! – Don’t worry, they have umbrellas and big, hooded raincoats!).

Today, I went to Wal-Mart and Publix. I actually made 2 trips to Publix today – this wasn’t planned, but it ended up leading to some awesome deals! Here is what I bought:

1st Transaction – Wal-Mart

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Iams dog food @ $5.00
Used $5.00 MC
Price = Free

Kotex pantyliners @ $1.00
Used $0.75 MC
Price = $0.25

Chopped walnuts (10 oz) @ $3.28
Price = $3.28

Knox unflavored gelatin @ $1.32
Used $4.00 MC coupon
Price = They paid me $2.68!

McCormick garlic salt @ $1.78
Used $1.00 MC
Price = $0.78

Subtotal before coupons: $12.38
Total after coupons: $2.62 – That’s a total savings of 79%!

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2nd Transaction – Publix

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Sale Items

2 Gorton’s frozen fish @ $6.67 (Reg. $7.98)
Used 2 $0.40 MC (doubled)
Used $1.00/2 Publix coupon
Price = $4.07

Huggies Mega pack (88 diapers) @ $19.99
Used $3.00 MC (Internet printable coupon – no longer available)
Price = $16.99

Regular Priced Items

Tostitos tortilla chips @ $3.99
Used buy 2 Tostitos dips, get 1 Tostitos tortilla chips free MC (found at grocery store near the Tostitos)
Price = Free

Tostitos queso dip @ $3.69
Price = $3.69

Tostitos salsa @ $3.19
Used buy 1 Tostitos tortilla chips, get 1 salsa free Rite Aid coupon
Price = Free

Subtotal before coupons: $37.53
*I used a $5/$25 Piggly Wiggly coupon.
Total after coupons: $22.03 – That’s a total savings of 46%!

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3rd Transaction – Publix

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B1G1 Items

Dial bar soap 3 pk @ $1.14 (Reg. $2.27)
Used $0.35 MC (should have doubled, but it didn’t for some reason)
Price = $0.79

Sale Items

Publix ice cream @ $2.50 (Reg. $2.79)
Price = $2.50

Diet Cherry Pepsi @ $2.75 (Reg. $4.39)
Used buy 2 Diet Pepsi 12 pks, get 1 flavored Diet Pepsi 12 pk free
Price = Free

2 Diet Pepsi 12 pks @ $5.50 (Reg. $8.78)
Used buy 3 Pepsi 12pks, get 1 Diet Pepsi 12 pk free – Bruno’s coupon
Used buy 3 Pepsi 12 pks, get 1 Diet Pepsi 12 pk free – Food World coupon
Price = Free

Diet Mountain Dew 12 pk @ $2.75
Price = $2.75

2 Colgate Total Advanced Clean toothpaste @ $5.00 (Reg. $7.10)
Used $1.00 TC
Used 2 $1.00 MC
Used 2 $2.50 Walgreen’s coupons
Price = They paid me $3.00!

Strawberries @ $1.67 (Reg. $4.99)
Price = $1.67

Cantaloupe @ $0.97 (Reg. $3.49)
Price = $0.97

Green peppers (2 lb bag) @ $1.99 (Reg. $2.99)
Price = $1.99

Regular Priced Items

Fleishmann’s dry yeast @ $1.49
Used $0.45 MC (doubled)
Price = $0.59

Bananas (2.01 lbs) @ $1.39
Price = $1.39

Milk @ $2.89
Price = $2.89

Subtotal before coupons: $30.04
*I used a $5/$25 Piggly Wiggly coupon.
Total after coupons: $8.59 – That’s a total savings of 82%!!! I could not believe this deal – especially considering the products I bought were predominantly Pepsi products and produce which are items that rarely have coupons!

To see how others did this week, check out Money Saving Mom’s Super Savings Saturday!

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5 responses to “Publix and Wal-Mart Deals – Spent $33.24, Saved $69.25

  1. Faiza Khan

    Whoooao! great savings!
    If you have a coupon for something, are you ever tempted to buy that item even if you dont necessarily need it? I get tempted a lot and i end up getting even those things which i dont really need, and end up spending more than necesssary at the end!

    • mjslp

      Sometimes I will purchase an item that I don’t need at that particular moment if I have a coupon for it and it is on sale. My rule for this type of purchase is that it cannot make me go over my grocery budget. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Ben

    I thought you might be interested in this site I found on lifehacker. It searches the net for coupons for you: http://lifehacker.com/5184166/fatwallet-adds-coupon-search-to-save-you-money-with-ease

  3. stopping over for the UBP’09
    love the savings!

  4. Thanks for linking up to Mission Possible–this is a new feature for me, I don’t have many linking so far, but hope this feature will grow a little each. I plan on putting up a new Mr Linky every Monday for that weeks deals–please come back and link anytime!

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