Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekly Grocery Totals: Publix, Walgreens, & CVS

Here are my totals for this week. My first (and main) trip to Publix was, eh barely ok. I did save more than I spent but I spent WAY more than normal, but I had so many needs again this week. But that's just how it rolls sometimes. :) I also bought a few higher priced items too, granted I bought them at great prices but still they were higher priced.

8 Carnation Instant Brkfsts ($3.99ea)
4 -$3/2 Carnation Instant Brkts PRINT
Paid: $2.49ea

2 Cascadian Farms Granola Bars (BOGO $3.99)
2 -$1/1 Cascadian Farms PRINT
2 -$1/1 Cascadian Farms, any from Whole Foods (competitor) PRINT
Paid: $.99ea

1 Charmin Mega TP 6 rolls ($6.49)
1 Charmin Freshmates ($2.29)
-$1/1 Charmin Toilet Paper from Home Mailer
-$.25/1 Charmin Product
Free Charmin Freshmates wyb Charmin TP from Target (store ad flyer)
Paid: $5.24

1 Tide Liquid 2x ($10.99)
-$3/1 Tide or Tide Stain Lifter from 7/4 PG (x7/31)
-$1/1 Tide Prdct Target Coupon (competitor) from store ad flyer
Paid: $6.99

2 Febreeze Air Effects Pure (2/$5)
B1G1 Febreeze Air Effects (x7/31)
Paid: $1.25ea

4 Tony's Pizzas (10/$10)
2 -$1/2 Tony's Pizzas PRINT
Paid: $.50ea

8 Totinos Pizza Rolls (BOGO $3.99)
4 -$1/2 Totinos Pizza Rolls PRINT
Paid: $1.50ea

1 Publix Dozen Eggs ($1.49)
Paid: $1.49

12 Old Orchard Juices (BOGO $1.50)
3 -$1/4 Old Orchard Juices
Paid: $.50

6 Yoplait Go-Gurts (BOGO $2.69)
2 -$1/1 Yoplait Yougurts PRINT
2 -$.55/2 Yoplait Yogurts
Paid: $.83ea

1 Sundown Vit D 1000mg ($2.99)
1 Sundown Vit D 2000mg ($9.99) - this was my largest mistake, it was right behind the 1000mg one so this screwed me up big time!
1 -$3/2 Sundown Vitamins PRINT
1 -$6/2 Sundown Vitamins from Publix Green Adv. Flyer
Paid: $1.99ea (this should have been overage of $3.02 - ugh!)

Total Groceries Bought: $174.62
Total Spent OOP: $69.64
Total Saved: $104.48 (60%) - this is not my best, I usually save around 75-80%, but it all balances out in the end

Publix (again)
4 Cascadian Farms Granola Bars (BOGO $3.99)
4 -$.75/1 Cascadian Farms PRINT
4 -$1/1 Cascadian Farms - Whole Foods Coupon (competitor) PRINT
Paid: $.99ea

2 Pop Tarts (BOGO $2.39)
-$1/2 Kellogg's Pop Tarts PRINT
Paid: $.70ea

Total Groceries Bought: $20.74
Total Spent OOP: $2.37
Total Saved: $18.37 (89%)

First Transaction
Alive Energy Vitamins ($10) - Received $10RR
-$1/1 Alive Energy Vitamins PRINT

Total Groceries Bought: $10.00
Total Spent OOP: $9.00 - Received $10RR made $1
Total Saved: $1.00 (10%)

Second Transaction
1 Elmer Glue Stick, 2pk ($.99)
2 Elmer Liquid Glues,  ($.99ea)
4 Penway Pencils, 10 pk ($.09ea)
2 Penway Wide Ruled Notebooks ($1.99ea)
1 Crayola Crayons, 24pk ($1.00)
1 Crayonla Washable Markers, 8pk ($3.00)
Received a $3 MIR
2 Benadryl, 48ct ($8.49)
1 -$3/2 Benadryl, Zyrtec, Sudafed PE or Visine Prdct, any from Prepare for Allergy Season
1 -$3/1 Benadry from Walgreens In ad flyer Q (took off $6)
1 -$3/1 Benadryl From Walgreens August Coupon Book (took off $6)

1 Visine, .5oz ($3.99)
-$2/1 Visine from Prepare for the Season
-$2/1 Visine from Walgreens In ad Flyer Q
-$2/1 Visine from Walgreens August Coupon Book

Total Groceries Bought: $44.50
Used: $10RR from Alive Vitamins
Total Spent OOP: $2.02 (I then have a $3 MIR from Crayola making this whole deal a MM of $.98)
Total Saved: $42.48 (95%)

First Transaction
Colgate Enamel Strength Toothpaste ($2.99) - Receive $2ecb
-$.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste PRINT

Total Groceries Bought: $2.99

Total Spent OOP: $2.44
Total Saved: $.55 (18%)

Second Transaction
1 TG Lee Milk ($3.19) - Receive $1ecb

Used: $2ecb from 1st Transaction 

Total Groceries Bought: $3.19

Total Spent OOP: $1.19

Total Saved: $2.00 (63%) - Received $1ecb


Total Groceries Bought: $256.04

Total Spent OOP: $86.66

Total Saved: $169.38 (66%)

I was over budget by $11.66, which isn't horrible. I think next week it will balance itself out, that's kind of how it works.

How did all of you do??


  1. I've booked marked you as I'm going to try and get the hang of this. I hope you have a lot of patience LOL!

  2. I have TONS of patience. Please feel free to ask me any questions you need so you can learn how to get a good handle on this couponing thing :) I am MORE than happy to help and answer as many questions as needed.