My 10/6 Publix Trip – $31.35 for $6.93 or 78% Off

I had a super busy day today and not too much on my Publix list so I figured I’d breeze in and out and it would be fine to take my husband with me (I don’t usually like to shop with him cuz he always wants to go “off list” 😉 ).  Well I messed up and I COULD blame the hubby (he’s used to it!) but today it was all me.  I had handed over a $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon BUT I only had $19.18 worth of merchandise (after sale prices & before coupons) so she handed it back to me at the end and told me the total.  If I’d been paying attention in the first place, or had been on my own, I would have grabbed two more of the John Frieda shampoos cuz I had more coupons and then I would have ended up with more stuff for less money.  Oh well – when I first started couponing strategically I used to really sweat it when I messed up, get all bummered with myself, but now I realize that no shopping trip is ever perfect and I’m allowed to mess up (which is good since I do it often enough).  I ended up with $31.35 worth of groceries for $6.93, or 78% off.  Here are the deals:

Ball Park Meat Franks or Turkey or Bun Size, 16 oz pkg, BOGO $3.19
-$0.75/1 Ball Park Jumbo Product Rolling
Final Price:  85¢ each

Progresso Bread Crumbs, Assorted Varieties, 15 oz canister, BOGO $1.95
-$0.50/1 Progresso Product (exp 11/2/2010)
$0.50/1 Progresso Product
Final Price:  48¢ each

Resolve Spray ‘n Wash Laundry Stain Remover, Regular or Max with Resolve Power, 12 or 22 oz bot, or Power Stain Stick, BOGO $2.99
-$0.75/1 Resolve Laundry Stain Remover Product
-$0.50/1 Resolve Laundry Pre-Treat Product, any – 9/12/10 SS Insert
Final Price:  75¢

CapriSun Juice Drink Blend 10 pk 6 oz (excluding 100% Juice), $1.79
-$1/2 Capri Sun Walgreens IVC (exp 10/23/2010) (I used this one)
-$1/2 Capri Sun Disney Family Fun Sep 2010 (exp 10/31/2010) (didn’t have this one)
Final Price:  $1.29 each

John Frieda Hair Products 4 to 12 oz pkg (excluding Hair Serum 1.69 oz), $3.69
-$2/1 John Frieda Root Awakening Product (exp 1/31/2011)
-$2/1 John Frieda Hair Care Product 8/22/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/9/2010)
-$3/1 John Frieda Root Awakening 8/22/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/9/2010) (I used this one)
-$3/2 John Frieda Luxurious Volume Product Rolling
Final Price: 69¢ each

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  1. See this is why I’m addicted to your site you tell me something new every day. I didn’t know I could use my $5 of $25 dollars Rite Aid coupon at Publix. I am headed to Publix today to use my coupon. Thanks for saving me money. I also don’t like to take my husband to the store he always add more to the buggy than I am prepared to pay for. I hate to buy anything now without a coupon or major markdown.

  2. I agree with Shebella – no husbands at the store! I also use as many coupons as I can to go along with the sales. Thanks a bunch for passing along your great shopping trips!!

  3. Oh well, I didn’t get to use my 5 off 25 Right Aid coupon. I was told that they have issued an updated list to all thier stores to only accept competitors coupons from Ingles, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Save A Lot, and Food Depot. This list of names was given to me by the customer service clerk. I am glad you got to use yours, but I am going to ask again at another Publix.

  4. Thanks for the heads up Shebella! That really stinks 🙁 Let me know if you have better luck at a different store.

  5. I don’t know what I would do without my $5/$25 Rite-Aid Q. That’s how I was able to get paid to shop at Publix last week. My store is FANTASTIC!!! I am so thankful for their coupon policy! I don’t know what I would do without it!

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