One of the luxuries of stocking up on rock bottom prices is that you don’t really have to shop much when the deals aren’t that great. Such was the case this week. We had an absolutely ridiculous shopping trip last week, including two dozen eggs, a gallon of milk, a few pounds of cheese, butter, etc., plus Publix paid us cash back across the register. Now that doesn’t happen often, but I will always take full advantage of the opportunity when it arises.
This week was different. There weren’t many crazy deals to be had at Publix. There was a new moneymaker on the cheaper versions of Oral-B Pulsar toothbrushes, plus there was a good coupon stacking deal on Rachael Ray Dog Treats; however, there really wasn’t much else that warranted stocking up. I decided to pick up some dirt cheap Kern’s for holiday drinks, plus I picked up some Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles too. (Those were my favorite cereals as a kid, and I haven’t seen a lower price since I started couponing. I still did fantastic in the dollars and cents category; however, this will be a week to nibble on some things I squirreled away over the past few weeks. There’s plenty of meat in the freezer and we’ll run over to Aldi and spend a couple of dollars if we feel the need for produce. We still have plenty of most staples in the fridge. Since there are only two of us (plus pets,) it takes us a while to go through a gallon of milk.
Anyways, enough small talk. Here’s what I bought and the coupons I used:
BUY ONE FRUIT PEBBLES & ONE COCOA PEBBLES, BOGO $3.79
Used one $1/2 Post Kids Cereal, 11/6 SS newspaper insert (exp 12/18/11)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $2.79
BUY TWO ORAL-B PULSAR TOOTHBRUSHES, regular price $2.39
Used two $3/1 Oral-B Battery Powered Toothbrush, 11/27 P&G newspaper insert (exp 12/31/11)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: -$1.22 moneymaker1
BUY FOUR KERN’S 6-PACK, BOGO $2.39
Used four $1/1 Kern’s 46 oz. or 6-pack manufacturer coupon, Publix Winter Family Savings Booklet
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $0.78
BUY SIX RACHAEL RAY JUST 6 DOG TREATS, regular price $2.99
Used six $1/1 Rachael Ray Just 6 Dog Treats, Publix printable coupon available here (exp 12/7/11)
and used three BOGO Rachael Ray Dog Treats manufacturer coupon, 11/13 SS newspaper insert (exp 12/11/11)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $2.97
Plus used a $5/$30 Winn-Dixie competitor coupon (Enjoy the City)
Regular retail price for all items: $39.87
Special price savings (sales & BOGOs): $8.58
Coupon savings: $30.97
Sales tax on order: $1.59
GRAND TOTAL: $1.91
PERCENTAGE SAVED: 99.2% if not including tax; 97.8% if including tax in calculation.