Monday, August 3, 2009

Publix Madness! Huge Trip - $157 or 84% savings

I had one huge trip to Publix today with two transactions, and one small trip yesterday. I had to take three photos to get it all in. By the third photo, I was so tired and hungry, that I didn't stack it all up as pretty....

Free and Super Cheap

3 Edge Shaving Gel, $2.13 each - $1.50 Target Qs - 75c MQs = FREE plus overage

3 Skintimate Shaving Gel, $2.13 - $1.50 Target Qs - $1 MQs = FREE plus overage

2 Gallons milk, $2.25 - $4 Free Milk Coupon = FREE plus $1.75 overage

2 Half-Gallons Chocolate Milk, $2.49 - 3.75 Free Choc. Milk Coupon = FREE plus $1.26 overage

Hefty One Zip Fresh Extend, $1.97 - $1 MQ - $1 Target Q = FREE plus overage

Publix Raisins, FREE WYB Sunmaid Raisins

12 boxes Pop-Tarts, $1.20 each - 6 x $1/2 MQs - 12 x 75c/1 Target Qs = FREE plus overage
(No, I don't let my kids eat Pop-Tarts everyday for breakfast! These will be mixed in with healthier fare. LOL!)

Publix Spring Water, 6-pack, 1c, Penny item

Scotch Bubble Envelope Mailer, 69c - 50c Q, doubled = FREE plus overage

2 x Bic Crystal Pen 2-pack, 99c each - $1/2 MQ - $1/2 Target Q = FREE

2 x Sundown Saw Palmetto, $5.39 each - $6/2 Publix Q - $5/2 MQ = FREE plus overage

Glade Fragrance Collection Candle, $3.19 - $3 MQ = 19c
(This will go into a gift bag at Christmas time, most likely!)

2 x Frosted Flakes, $1.99 - 2 x $1/1 Food Lion Q - $1/2 MQ = 49c each

Bertolli Pasta Sauce, $1.35 - 50c MQ, doubled = 35c

4 x Publix yogurt cups, 40c each - 75c/4 any yogurt = 21c each

2 x Publix Old Fashioned Oats, $1.59 - $1/1 Store Brand Food Lion Q = 59c each

Pert Plus, $2.99 - $1 Publix Q - $1 MQ = 99c

2 x Suave Shampoo, $1.33 each - $1/2 = 83c each

6 Mueller's Pasta, $0.65 each - $2x $1/3 MQs = 32 cents per box

6 x Birds Eye Steam Fresh Green Beans, 89c each - 2 x $1/3 Qs = 56c each

Fiber One Granola Bars Value Pack, $2.75 - 1 Q peelie = $1.75

Nature Valley Granola Bars Value Pack, $2.74 - 50c Q, doubled = $1.74

Kraft 2% Mozzarella, $2.79 - $1 MQ = $1.79
Kraft 2% Sharp Cheddar, $2.79 - $1 MQ = $1.79
2 x Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese, (Four Cheese & Sharp Cheddar), $1 each - $1.50/2 = 25c each
Cost of four items = $4.07
They earn a $10 Publix Gift Card.
Four Free items plus $5.93 overage.

The Rest of the Haul

2 lbs apples, $3.20 - 2 x $1/1 lb. Target Q = $1.20

Value of groceries = $198.29 before tax
For this transaction, I paid $41.71 before tax
I saved $156.58 and earn a $10 gift card
Percentage Savings = 86%

Second Transaction
"Free" Crackers
Kraft Back-to-School $20 Rebate Deal

Kraft is having a buy 20 items, get a $20 rebate deal. I blogged about it HERE.

I couldn't resist scooping these Nabisco crackers up for half of the required purchases.

5 Ritz Crackers, $1.75 each - $1 MQ Tearpad = 75c each

5 Wheat Thins, $3.25 each, Used FREE Wheat Thins WYB Ritz = FREE

Total Cost of Transaction = $4.48 after Tax
Earns half of the $20 rebate. So let's say it earns $10.
That makes these 10 boxes of crackers free plus a $5.52 money-maker (sort of).
I'm working on the Easy Mac and Drink requirements of the rebate. I have until the end of the year.
Little Sunday Trip - Saved 86%

2 Sunday Papers, $1.87 each
4 Muir Glen, 89c each - $1 MQs = FREE plus overage
4 Pop Tarts - 2 x $1/2 MQs - 4 x 75c Target Qs = FREE
Publix Spring Water, penny item
Publix Milk, $2.25 - 75c MQ
Publix Chocolate milk, $2.49 - FREE milk Q, took off 3.75 = FREE plus overage

Value of groceries $23.57
Total paid before tax =$ 3.23, which is less than the cost of the papers!
Total saved $20.34, or 86%

I don't know about you, but I'm bushed!!!


  1. Where did you find free milk coupons??? Yep, color me jealous! ;-)

  2. Hello Tina,
    I was thrilled with the free milk coupons. They were/are available on for select zip codes (63090 and I can't find the others.) I hope they are still left. The free milk is for your total before coupons, Free WYB $100 groceries. My total was just above $200 with tax before coupons, so I hope that counts.

  3. Awesome job!! Thanks for sharing.... I see A LOT of freebies I missed this week.... bummed that I just gave away my shave gel coupons.

  4. Hi, forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "Target Q?"? Do you mean that you are using Target store coupons at Publix? I didn't know that you could do that! Thanks!

  5. Hello Robbin,
    Pubilx will accept various competitor store coupons. Mine will take Target coupons. Not all do. Check with your customer service desk to find out for sure which competitors your store will honor. Usually, it's based on the local grocery and drugstores in the area.

    Great thing is, generally you can use one manufacturer and one store coupon (Publix or competitor, but not both) stacked together on each item. Stacking coupons this way can give you maximum savings!

  6. hi i love your stie.. was wondering about the skintmate coupon from target where did you find that one?

  7. Hello Anonymous.

    I found a huge jackpot of these Target Skintimate coupons at my gym. They have had them out in displays all summer. Every time I go, I pick up a few. I really like the high-value store coupons b/c they can be combined with manufacturer coupons for maximum savings!

    (Psst... I'm going to have a giveaway soon. Be sure to check back!)

  8. awsome will do:) thank you a ton!


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