Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Had the Best Publix Trip

For someone who used to shop at Walmart, excellent customer service seemed like something that vanished with pay phones. Since I started this whole frugal/couponing life and began shopping at Publix, I have discovered that you can get customer service and great deals!
This week I had an exceptionally great cashier. I inwardly groaned when the only open cashier was a young man, flashing my handfuls of coupons, I thought this is not going to be fun. And my worries seemed right as he laid EVERY coupon on the counter, luckily I already had them divided into products! Then he shocked me by getting excited for me! As he rang up my groceries, he was marveling at how I had coupons for everything, lol. He even told me and the bagger not to tell him my total saved until the end! My total was pretty darn good too!!
I was able to get:

8 Quaker High Fiber Oatmeal sale bogo $3.89
used 8 $1/1qs
2 Quaker Oatmeal sale bogo $3.89
used 2 .70/1qs
2 Mueller pasta sale bogo $1.39
used .55/2q
4 Green Giant frozen veggies sale $1
used 2 .50/1qs and 1 .50/2q
6 Yoplait Gogurts sale bogo $2.99
used 3 .75/2qs
2 Motts Tots Juice sale bogo $3.05 (this stuff is yummy!)
used 2 $1/1qs
2 Kellogs Frosted Flakes sale bogo $4.29
used 2 $1/1 qs
2 Smuckers jam sale bogo $3.19
used 2 .30/1qs
2 family bags Tostitos Chips bogo $4.99 and
2 Jars Tostitos Salsa bogo $3.19
used $2/1 salsa when you buy 2 bags chips
1 Smuckers Uncrustables sale $2
used .35/1 q
4 Lysol Cleaners bogo $2.69
used 4 $1/1qs
2 Eggo waffles bogo $2.39
used 2 .75/1qs
Yeast packs $1.49
used .40/1
non coupon items
5lbs sugar $1.99
rack ribs $7.54
angel soft tp $2.93
steak $6.93
rice $1.19
vit water $1.25 (i was dying of thirst)
2 packs blackberries sale $1.29
bag salad .99
also used $5/30q
Grand total $56.30 and SAVED $99.79!!!!!

2 comments:

Lori said...

I am trying my best to figure out how all you mommies are doing all this great couponing and cvsing. I'm new to all of this and I really need to catch on. I did my first cvs shopping yesterday and did pretty well. Looks like I could use some pointers with you on my grocery shopping. Where do you find all your coupons? The ones in the paper don't end up being cheaper than just buying the off brands or what they have on sale for that week. Thanks for sharing!

mom2nji said...

LOri,
Thanks!!!
I do get most if my coupons from the paper, but I get more than one paper. The great deals come in on bogo sales, at most stores you can use 2 coupons when you are only paying for one item. Like with the oatmeal on bogo, I paid $3.89 for 2 then used 2 $1/1 coupons that made 2 boxes on $1.89!! I buy in large amounts when they are cheap and then I dont have to worry about that item for awhile and then the next week stock up on the new deals.