My 9/26 Publix Trip – $71.81 for $18.14 or 75% Off

Today for the very first time I had a problem using a Target Market Pantry cheese coupon on a Publix cheese product so when the cashier wouldn’t take it I very politely explained that their coupon policy specifically states they will “accept a coupon for a competitor’s private label product” and she went and asked the manager, but he also refused to take the coupon. I’ve learned to carry printouts of store coupon policies but I didn’t have it on me so I went ahead and checked out then grabbed the policy from the car and went back inside to speak to the manager again. The people at my store are super nice and the manager apologized profusely, gave me the money back and told me that they’d do better next time. Unfortunately he then walked right past the cashier without informing her so I’ll be sure to carry the policy inside with me next time and I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you guys that it’s a good idea to carry printouts of coupon policies for your favorite stores with you because you’ll be glad to have it if and when you do need to whip it out. Today I bought $71.81 worth of groceries for $18.14, or 75% off after coupons, $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon and $13 RR. Here are the deals:

Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies, 9.5 to 14 oz, BOGO $3.49
-$1/1 Nabisco Chips Ahoy Facebook Printable Coupon (no longer available; check your binders!)
-$1/2 Nabisco Products (including Chips Ahoy) tear pad
-$0.75/2 Nabisco, cookies or crackers, 4.05-27.5oz 08/05/2012 SS Insert (exp 10/05/2012)
-$1/2 Nabisco Cookies , any 9.6oz+ (dnd5) – Kraft Foods Comida y Familia Booklet (exp 9/30/2012)
-$0.50/1 Chips Ahoy! Cookies, any 9.5 – 14 oz – All You, September 2012
– $1/2 Chips Ahoy cookies 9.6 – 16.6 oz. PUBLIX coupon Stocking Spree coupon sheet
Final Price: $1.75 (I had no qs & they won’t give out the Stocking Spree sheet until tomorrow)

Lay’s Potato Chips, 10 to 10.5 oz, BOGO $4.29
$3/3 Bags of Lay’s 10 oz or Larger (no longer available)
$1/2 Bags of Lays 10 oz or Larger (I used this one)
$0.50/1 Bag of Lay’s 10 oz or Larger
Final Price: $1.65 each bag

Dannon Danimals Smoothie or Crunchers, 4 to 6 ct, BOGO $2.69
$0.75/1 Dannon Danimals Crunchers, 4 pk
-$0.75/1 Dannon Danimals Crunchers, 4 pk. 08/26/2012 SS Insert (exp 10/07/2012)
$0.75/1 Dannon Danimals Crunchers Product (I used 2 of these)
Final Price: 60¢ each

Gorton’s Fish Sticks, Tilapia or Portions, or Popcorn or Classic Grilled Shrimp, 6.3 to 13.3 oz, BOGO $6.49
$0.50/1 Gorton’s Skillet Crisp Tilapia (I used 1 of these)
$1/2 Gorton’s Items (IE) (and 1 of these)
Final Price: $2.75 each package

Chef Boyardee Pasta, 14.5 to 15 oz, $.89
-$1/5 Chef Boyardee, cans or microwave 09/16/2012 SS Insert (exp 10/28/2012)
Final Price: 89¢ each (I had no qs)

Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail, 101.4 oz, BOGO $5.59 or $2.80 each

Publix Mozzarella String Cheese 12 oz, 2/$7
$1/2 Market Pantry Cheese, 5 oz+, TARGET coupon (exp 10/06/2012) (I used 1 of these)
Final Price: $3 each

Birdseye Frozen Vegetables 50% off or $1.30 each bag

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  1. I can’t believe your store still accepts RR from Walgreens. You are so lucky!

  2. I’m sad to hear that your store doesn’t Kelly! Our store policy has changed SO many times over the last couple of years that it might not hurt to ask again at yours to see if they’ve starting accepting RR again.

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