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Thursday, October 14, 2010

thursday shopping 10-14-10

Aside from forgetting my list and all my coupons on the kitchen counter (and having to go all the way back home to get them), today's shopping trip was relatively uneventful.  I wasn't super excited by the ads at either Publix or Winn-Dixie this week, but luckily I have enough food in my stockpile to last us several months, which meant I didn't really have to buy too much.

Here is what I got:

At Publix I spent $16.87 for 53.94 worth of groceries, a savings of 69%.

Coupons used:
(1) $1 off Energizer batteries (Smart Source insert 10/3)
(1) $1.25 off Energizer batteries (Publix green advantage flyer, available in front of store)
(2) $1 off 2 Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat (printable here)
(2) $1 off Publix Bread when you buy Oscar Mayer Variety Pack (no more prints available)
(1) $1 off 4 boxes Zatarain's (Red Plum insert 9/19)
(4) $1 off Fresh Express Salad Blends (printable here)
(1) free bottle of Advil 24 count (received in mail after signing up on facebook)
(1) free Hass avocado (printable here)

Combined with my shopping totals from Sunday, this week I spent $30.32 for 197.10 worth of groceries and drugstore merchandise, an average savings of 85% for the week.

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  1. I hate when I forget my list, I'm lost without it!

    thanks for following my blog, I follow you too!


  2. Recently started following your blog & love it! New to couponing & have a Q: Can you use 2 coupons together for 1 item? (re: using your energizer batteries coupons) I tried doing that once & they just scanned the highest coupon & said that's all they could take.

  3. That is an excellent question, and one that I found very confusing at first, too. You are absolutely right that you can only use 1 manufacturer's coupon per item. However, at most stores you can "stack" coupons and use one store coupon in conjunction with one manufacturer's coupon. That way the store is paying for one of the coupons, while the manufacturer is paying for the other one.

    For stores like Publix that take competitor's coupon, the competitor's coupon will take the place of a store coupon. (For example, my Publix accepts Target coupons as competitor coupons.) Generally you cannot use 3 coupons at the same time (store, competitor, and manufacturer's) since the store and competitor coupons are the same thing in the eyes (and bottom line) of the store.

    I hope that helps. I am planning to post a "rule book" with this sort of explanations very soon, so please post any other questions you might have. I guarantee that someone else probably has the same question!

  4. I love saving money on grocery's! Coupons are great:)
    Thanks for following my blog, I'm following you back!

  5. Thank you for answering that question! (I was the anonymous question above) That definitely clarifies things. I am looking fwd to stacking coupons - especially now that I know Publix accepts competitor's coupons!


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