I didn't make it to Publix for my usual Monday trip, but we had great fun at the store on Tuesday!
Free and Ultra Cheap
16 lb. bag Purina Cat Food, $10.99 on sale - $3 MQ = $7.99 - $12 rebate = FREE plus $4.01 Money Maker
(I took my kitten to the vet last week for shots and found a fantastic rebate from Purina for $12 rebate when you buy 12 lbs or larger bag of cat food. Funny that it didn't say "up to $12". So, I am sending it in, and hope to get the $12 rebate. You just never know when great deals will pop out at you.)
4 Candy Bars, 89c each - 2 BOGO Target Coupons - 2 x $1/2 MQs = FREE plus overage
2 gallons milk, $2 each - FREE milk WYB $100 groceries. The register took off $4 for each of these, so FREE plus $4 overage!
1 half-gallon chocolate milk, $2.49 - FREE chocolate milk WYB white gallon. The register took off $3.75, so FREE plus $1.26 overage
2 x Lipton Tea 16 ct., $1.09 - 50c Q, doubled = 9c each
3 x Crest Toothpaste, $1.89 - $1 Publix Q - 50c MQ, doubled = Free plus overage
(The Publix Q is from a "Live Well, Feel Beautiful P&G booklet, which came out earlier this year and has no expiration date. The register didn't recognize the LU#, but the cashier keyed it in manually.) = FREE plus overage
Sundown Vitamin Deal
** There is a potential big money maker here. However, instead of focusing on getting the most overage by buying the cheapest Sundown products, I chose to focus on the things our family will most use.
2 x Sundown Saw Palmetto, $5.39 each - $6/2 Publix Q - $5/2 Manufacturer Q = Free plus a small amount of overage. (My overage doesn't cover the tax I will pay, but this product is something my husband uses, so I like getting it for free!!)
2 x Sundown Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc, $3.89 - $6/2 Publix Q - $3/2 Manufacturer's Q = FREE plus a little overage
2 x Sundown Vitamin D, $2.99 each $2.99 each - $6/2 Publix Q - $3/2 Manufacturer's Q = FREE plus a little overage. Free plus $3.02 overage. The vitamin D is the least expensive Sundown product that I found at my store.
2 x Scotch Bubble mailer, 69c - 50c Q doubled = FREE plus 31c overage
Soft Soap Body Wash, $1.40 - $2 MQ = FREE plus 60c overage
Edge Shaving Gel, $2.13 - $1.50 Target Q - 75c MQ = Free plus overage
Skintimate Shaving Gel, $2.13 - $1.50 Target Q - $1 MQ = Free plus overage
Fiber One Toaster Pastries, $1.15 - 50c Q, doubled = 15c
Bag of Lay's Chips, $2 - $1 Peelie MQ = $1 (My husband's favorite.)
Breyers Ice Cream, $2.50 - $1 MQ = $1.50
3 x Crisco Olive Oil, $3.25 ea - $1 MQs = $2.25 each
7 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, 50c each - 50c/6 MQ (doubled) - Free cup WYB6 = 29c average/cup
The Rest of the Haul
Other Deals of note:
4 x Kraft Cheese, $1.67 each - 2 x $1/2 MQs = $1.17 each (I truly think I can never buy too much cheese for my household!!)
3 Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread, $1.99 - 55c MQ = $1.45. This is really nice bread!!
Cottonelle 12 pack, sale $5.99 - $1 MQ = $4.99
Smithfield Ham Slice, $4.37 on sale - $1 MQ = $3.37
I also used a $5 off $45 Kroger coupon and a $5/25 CVS coupon.
Total Value of Groceries Purchased = $197.15, before tax
Total Paid Before Tax = $57.86
(Tax = $6.06)
Total Amount of Savings (In-Store)= $139.29
Cat Food Rebate = $12
Total Savings = $151.29 or 77%