Thursday, July 19, 2012

Publix: Watch those size restrictions!

There's nothing more disappointing than finding a coupon for an item that's on sale, only to discover that the size of the product on sale and the size of the product described in the coupon are not a match.

That's what happened to me today at Publix.  I had planned on purchasing 8 boxes of Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal, and I would use 4 $1.00 off any 2 Kellogg's Cereals coupons.  But the sale was for products from 13-14.1 ounces, but the coupon specified that the product had to be larger than 14.7 oz.  Grr!

But it ended up working out when I found peelie coupons on some of the Crunchy Nut boxes.  I found two coupons for 70¢ off one box, and one coupon for $3.00 off milk when you purchase 3 Kellogg's cereals.

Another frustrating problem - Smart Balance product were on a buy one, get one free sale, and I had two coupons for $1.60 off when you buy any one Smart Balance® Spreadable Butter.  (Watch the video to increase the value of the coupon from the original $1.10.)  But my store didn't carry the product.  I'm not even sure that particular product was on sale.

I was happy to see Philadelphia Indulgence on sale this week, and I used four 75¢ off Philadelphia Indulgence coupons to save.  My kids love to spread this chocolate cream cheese on my homemade challah.  I bet it would go good on my coconut oil whole wheat bread, too.

Here's what I got this week:

4 Philadelphia Indulgence @ 3/$5.00 = $6.67
- 4 75¢ off Philadelphia Indulgence printable coupon
= $3.67 for four, or 92¢ each

2 Kellogg's Corn Flakes @ $1.99 = $3.98
- $1.00 off any 2 Kellogg's Cereals
= $2.98 for two, or $1.49 each

2 Multigrain Cheerios @ BOGO $3.99
- $1/2 General Mills Cereal, exp. 8/25/12 (SS 07/15/12)
= $2.99 for two, or $1.50 each

3 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal @ $1.99 = $5.97
- 2 $0.70/1 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut Cereal peelie
= $4.57 for three, or $1.52 each

1 gallon milk @ $3.55
- $3.00 off milk when you buy three Kellogg's cereal peelie
= 55¢

2 Charmin 6-pack @ $3.99 = $7.98
- $1/2 Charmin coupon (available in-store)
(also a P&G manufacturer's coupon available, but I forgot to bring it)
= $6.98 for two, or $3.49 each

1 Goodnites pants @ $19.99
- $2.00/1 Goodnites Publix in-ad coupon
-  $2/1 GoodNites Underwear, exp. 8/4/12 (SS 07/08/12)
= $15.99

2 bagels @ 65¢ = $1.30
Total product before coupons: $53.43
(Qualifies for $10 off $50 gas card deal)

Total product after manufacturer's coupons: $39.03

- $5 off $50 Doris Italian Market Recyclebank coupon
- $10 Publix gift card (Stock Up for Summer rebate)

Total product after all coupons and rebate: $24.03
Tax: $1.68

Pay for Goodnites with Flexible Savings Account card (takes off $19.19)

Total out of pocket: $6.52 (+ $50 gas gift card for $40)
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $46.05

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Amy @ Pounds4Pennies July 19, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

I know that is so frustrating! Happens to me all the time. Stop by to link up on Friday! Also I have a new linky on Wednesday called Pin It Wednesday. It is a craft, recipe or any design idea you have posted for the week. I would love if you would list this on your linky page! Love your blog!

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