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Thursday, November 4, 2010

thursday shopping 11-04-10 (& shopping link-up)

Wow, this morning has already been so full of highs (my trip to Publix) and lows (Trouble waking up at 4am, internet issues) that I can't believe it is only 11am.  I just have to say that today's shopping trip was awesome!  Even Trouble's stubborn toddler insistence that I don't put my hands on the shopping cart to push it (I finally just pulled it around the store from the front of the cart) couldn't put a damper on what was truly a fabulous shopping trip full of mega savings.  I used 68 coupons, a new personal record, and I saved over $144!

I fortunately had my coupons very organized this trip, but it still took a very long time to check out.  Major props to Catherine, my cashier, who was exceedingly patient, even when I went over the coupon limit and she had to call the manager for an override.  And to the two poor guys stuck behind me, (who were less than amused), if you are reading this, I'm really sorry for making you wait so long!

Here is what I got:

At Publix I spent $37.53 for $182.14 worth of groceries, a savings of 80%.  There were a few freebies this week (avocado, CoffeeMate, Idahoan potatoes) and even a little money-maker (Rubbermaid containers), which helped bump up my savings percentage.   Overall, I think this may have been my best grocery shop ever.

Coupons Used:
(4) $1 off Barber Chicken Product (Smart Source insert 10/17 and printable here)
(2) $1 off Welch's Essentials juice cocktail (printable here)
(2) $0.75 off Nature's Own Bread (printable here)
(2) $1.00 off Kellogg's Fiber Plus Cereal (printable here)
(1) $1 off Ocean Spray Craisins (peelie from Ocean Spray juice)
(2) $0.50 off Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipack (Pillsbury insert, 9/12)
(4) $0.55 off Kozy Shack pudding (printable here)
(1) $1 off produce (Target coupon, printable here)
(1) $1 off Glad Odor Shield trash bags (Publix Baby Club coupon, received in mail)
(1) $1 off Glad trash bags (Target coupon, printable here)
(1) $1 off Glad Odor Shield trash bags (printable here)
(12) $1 off Rubbermaid containers (Smart Source insert 10/3 and printable here)
(12) $1 off Rubbermaid containers (Publix Green Advantage Flyer, expires 11/5)
(2) $0.50 off Wise Potato Chips (printable here)
(1) free Hass avocado (printable here)
1 $0.90 off Glory Food beans (no more prints available)
(1) $1 off 2 Kraft products (Target coupon, printable here)
(2) $0.40 off Shedd's Spread Country Crock (printable here)
(1) $0.50 off Pillsbury Toaster Strudel (Pillsbury insert, 9/12)
(2) $0.75 off Honest Kids Organic Drinks (printable here)
(2) $0.50 off Glass Plus (printable here)
(2) $1.50 off Finish Quantum (Smart Source insert 10/24)
(3) $1.50 off Nestle CoffeeMate Creamer (printable here)
(2) $1 off Idahoan potatoes (no more prints available)

Phew, that was a lot of coupons to report!

Combined with my shopping totals from Sunday and Monday, this week I spent $54.65 for $412.48 worth of groceries and drugstore merchandise, an average savings of 87% for the week.

So now it's your turn to share!   What was your biggest success this week?  Your biggest struggle?  Did you have any interesting experiences?  Link up your totals here (please also leave a comment when you link up), or simply leave a comment below.


  1. I'm going tonight. My lovely dogs ATE my coupon book on Sunday morning. I saved the coupons but haven't reorganized since....

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  3. You did awesome! And I would not worry about the people behind you again... Just say, sorry I have alot of coupons and give them a big smile! I used to fret over that but then I realized... Hey I am a customer too.

    Kudos on your wonderful savings! I might go tomorrow to to pick up the rubbermaid and the glad trash bags!!

    OOOH PS. in case you did not know there was a $1/5 del monte veggies (14-15.5 oz) in a past SS or RP.. (Sorry brain not functioning) But at Target right now they are $0.65/1... You can score a great amount of canned veggies with that coupon there.

    Hope you get some rest tonight!!!

  4. Hey thanks for hopping over I am now returning your follow. Wow on your savings I was at the commisary once and this One guy I mena like maybe 21. Had a bunch of coupons i was like OMG hurry Up! but his total was well over a hundred and his out of pocket was 8 He got like repeats of alot of things like cheese bread shampoo hand soap im like whats going on but when I saw what He had save i was like WOW! I still havnt gotten into the coupon thing But maybe i should Lol thanks for sharing!

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  6. Wonderful!! 68 coupons is quite a few. Don't think I have ever hit that yet.

  7. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful deals. I posted my brief trip on my blog for some of these same great publix deals. Where I'm from our newspaper doesn't get great inserts so most of what I save is from printables.

    I am excited about the great prices on juice, free potatoes and coffee mate (for donation)! I'm going to try to go back one more time tomorrow for more rubbermaid deals too!

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  9. My son used to do the same thing with not wanting my hands on the cart--drove me crazy! Definitely easier to go shopping without them. But, sometimes you just manage!

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