This was my haul from a Tuesday evening trip to Publix. This wasn’t my whole grocery shopping trip for the week (I prefer Kroger), but we have a Publix really close by, so I keep an eye out for any particularly good BOGO deals that match with Publix. If I’m just going to get a couple of things, I use it as a fun excuse to walk! Tuesday I spent the day cleaning and doing laundry, so heading out to coupon was sort of my reward.
What spurred the trip initially was the BOGO Emerald Nuts, for which I had a $1.50/2 coupon. They are normally $5.79, and I got both of these for ~$4.20. But a few other things caught my eye as well: the Sabra hummus was BOGO. It’s normally $3.99, and I had a $1.00/1 coupon, so I got this for $0.99, since Publix will charge you half price on BOGO items if you only buy one. I’ve had a Wacky Mac coupon that I’ve patiently held on to waiting for who knows what, so when I saw these on sale for $0.99 I snapped them up! I saved $1.00/2, meaning both of these cost me $0.98. The Mueller’s pasta was BOGO. I fought and fought with my computer trying to print a $1.00/1 coupon that would have made it free+overage, but I was never able to print it. So, I used a $0.55/1 coupon to get this package for around $0.17. The yogurts were $1.50, which isn’t a great price for Voskos, but I had a $1.00/3 coupon that was “redeem at Publix,” so I decided to go for it since I was there. And that big, honkin’ cucumber was all of $0.75.
My grand total was $11.33 including tax (4% on food here, which is HALF what I was used to in Alabama!), and I saved $14.54, or 57%! This is the first time ever I’ve saved more than I spent. I think it’s definitely easier to do when you’re only doing a small trip, rather than shopping for an entire week, but I was still very pleased. It was a great reward at the end of somewhat boring day.