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Isn't it funny how we couponers can save dozens or even hundreds of dollars on a shopping trip, yet we agonize over a deal where we left a few cents on the table?
This happened to me at Publix this week. I got some great deals, like Multi-Grain Cheerios using this $0.75 off ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios coupon, and Oatmeal Crisp cereal using this $1.00 off 2 BOXES General Mills Adult cereals coupon. Probably the best deal was the Toll House Ultimates cookie dough, which were 25¢ after using this $1.50/1 Nestle Toll House Ultimates Cookie Dough printable coupon.
But I wanted to buy two 8-packs of Apple & Eve Fruitables juice, and when I went to check out I realized that I had only printed one $0.55/1 Apple & Eve Fruitables printable coupon. Ack! I could have just put the second juice pack back, but then I would have gone under $50 and not been eligible for the $10 off gas card or $5 off $50 coupon. I could have just picked up something else, maybe yogurt, to make up the difference again.
But with a line full of shoppers waiting for me to check out, I just decided to take the second pack of juice. Which means that even though I saved almost $80 on this trip, I could have saved another 55¢. Augh!
Well, I still did well despite that. Here's what I got:
4 Multigrain Cheerios cereal @ BOGO $4.55 = $9.10
- 4 $0.75 off ONE BOX Multi Grain Cheerios
= $6.10 for four, or $1.53 each
4 General Mills Oatmeal Crisp cereal @ BOGO $4.55 = $9.10
- 2 $1.00 off 2 BOXES General Mills Adult cereals
= $7.10 for four, or $1.78 each
2 Cabot cheese chunks @ $2.50 = $5.00
- 2 $1/1 Cabot cheese (newsletter signup)
= $3.00 for two, or $1.50 each
4 Nestle Toll House Ultimates cookie dough @ BOGO $3.49 = $6.98
- 4 $1.50/1 Nestle Toll House Ultimates Cookie Dough printable
= 98¢ for four, or 25¢ each
2 Ragu sauce @ BOGO $3.69
- $1.50/2 Ragu Pasta Sauce Product, exp. 11/1/12 (Publix, Best Meals Happen at Home October Email)
= $2.19 for two, or $1.10 each
2 Apple & Eve Fruitables 8 pack @ $2.00 = $4.00
- $0.55/1 Apple & Eve Fruitables printable
= $3.45 for two, or $1.73 each (should be $1.55 each with second coupon)
8 Campbell's Great for Cooking soups @ $1.00 = $8.00
- 2 $2/4 Campbell's Great for Cooking Condensed Soup, exp. 11/1/12 (Publix, Best Meals Happen at Home October Email)
- 2 $1/4 Campbell's Condensed Great For Cooking Soups printable
= $2 for eight, or 25¢ each
4 Publix yogurt @ 40¢ = $1.60
2 Sun-Dry sundried tomato pesto @ BOGO $3.99
= $2.00 each
- $5 off $50 Doris Italian Market coupon (Recyclebank)
Total product before coupons: $51.30
Total product after coupons: $25.01
Total out of pocket: $25.25
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $69.19
(plus a $50 gas gift card for $40, saving $10)
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