Sunday, January 31, 2010

My trip to Publix! So worth it!

Ok so I made a trip to Publix in Fairhope today with my Mom. We were doing a test run to see if it would be worth our time, money and gas! Good news: It was! Bad news: We went on the wrong day! They get trucks on Monday and Friday nights, so the best times to go are first thing Tuesday mornings and Saturday mornings. We had to get a LOT of rainchecks but that is ok because I fully intend on returning!

Publix has great Buy 1 Get 1 Deals (they split the cost down the middle so you don't have to buy two items to get the lower price!), they accept 2 manufacturer coupons and 2 store coupons on B1G1 (that's two per item!), they accept competitors coupons(like the $5 off $25 from Rite Aid or the $10 off $50 from Winn Dixie BUT only 1 a day per customer) AND they have really good everyday value deals that change monthly plus instore unadvertised specials. I would NOT suggest buying all your groceries here because their regular prices seemed a little high.

So here is a run down of what I bought and where I got the coupons. These deals are good through Wednesday.

1-Publix Fruit loop cereal $1.99-instore special
1-Publix Frosted Flakes $1.99- instore special
2-Post Cocoa Pebbles B1G1 $3.99 ($2 each)
2-Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers 2/$4.23
-$2/2 any Nabisco cracker here (print 2)
4-Ronzoni Pasta B1G1 $1.39 ($0.70 each)
2-Kraft Honey Hickory BBQ Sauce B1G1 $1.89 ($.85 each)
1-Lysol Toilet bowl cleaner $2
1-Broccoli head $1.99
2-Publix Pizza Rolls $1.99 each instore special
2-Farm Rich Meatballs B1G1 $6.99 ($3.50 each)
2-Pillsbury Toaster Strudel B1G1 $2.49
- $1/1 pillsbury toaster strudel here (print 2)
4-Tyson Heat and Eat entrees B1G1 $6.99 ($0.50 each after coupons!)
-$2/1 Publix coupon (print 4) contact me for coupon
-$1/1 print here (print 4) this is a PDF file so it takes a few minutes to load be patient!
2-Yoplait YoPlus yogurt 4 pack 2/$2.50 ($0.25 each after coupons!)
- $1/1 Yoplait YoPlus yogurt GM 1/3/10 (you need 2)
6-Publix 8 oz. block cheese mozzarella and medium cheddar $1.69 each
1.6 lbs White grapes $1.99 lb.
1.86 lbs. red apples $0.69 lb.

Winn Dixie $10 off $50 (you can get a $5 off $25 from Rite Aid here)

Total before coupons: $128.12

Total OOP(including tax):$47.86

It took us about an hour to get to Fairhope from Vancleave and cost us roughly $10 in gas. I am planning on making a return trip sometime this week if anyone would like to tag along! I think my $85 in savings was worth the trip!

There are many other deals available this week that I didn't want or didn't get (hence the rain checks) so check out iheartpublix and look for yourself!

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