Thursday, October 11, 2012

Publix: Deal fails and successes

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Each week, I'm posting what I think are the best Publix deals for South Florida for the week. But sometimes those deals end up not working for me. Like, for instance:

Deal Fail #1
2 Cascadian Farm frozen fruit or vegetable @ $2.49 (reported unadvertised deal)
- 2 $0.75 off any Cascadian Farm product
- $2/2 Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruit or Vegetables, exp. 11/1/12 (Publix, Best Meals Happen at Home October Email)
 = $1.48 for two, or 74¢ each
FAIL: My store had these products for $3.49.  That would make the price $1.74 each.  (Although now that I think about it, I only checked the fruit.  Perhaps the vegetables were less expensive?)

Deal Fail #2:
Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta (if included) @ BOGO $1.79
- $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta printable
= 79¢ for two, or 40¢ each
FAIL: My store did not have this particular product.  (But maybe your store does!)

Oh, well, you can't win them all!

Here are the deals that did work for me this week:

4 Special K protein bars @ $3.39 = $13.56
- 2 $1.50 off 2 Kellogg's™ Special K™ Protein Products
- $4/4 Kellogg's Special K Product, exp. 10/12/12 (Publix Yellow Advantage)
=  $6.56 for four, or $1.64 each

2 Wish-Bone dressing @ BOGO $2.89
- 2 $1/1 Wish-Bone Salad Dressing, exp. 11/1/12 (Publix, Best Meals Happen at Home October Email)
= 89¢ for two, or 45¢ each

4 Bertolli pasta sauce @ BOGO $2.89 =  $5.78
- 2 $1.50/2 Bertolli Pasta Sauces Target printable
= $2.78 for four, or 70¢ each

1 Buitoni tortellini @ $3.50
- $1/1 Buitoni Pasta or Sauce, exp. 12/31/12 (SS 10/07/12)
- $1/1 Buitoni Pasta or Sauce, exp. 10/13/12 (RP 09/16/12 R)
= $1.50
Deal alert: In the next Yellow Advantage flyer that starts on Saturday, there will be a $2 off Buitoni filled pasta coupon, making this deal only 50¢ per package!

4 Mama Francesca Parmesan cheese @ BOGO $3.49 = $6.98
- 4 $1/1 Mama Francesca Parmesan cheese printable
= $2.98 for four, or 75¢ each

2 Athenos crumbled feta cheese @ BOGO $2.59
= $1.30 each

I also purchased Goodnites underwear, which brought my total above $50, but I do not count that purchase toward my grocery budget.

- $5 off $50 Doris Italian Market coupon (Recyclebank)

Total out of pocket: $12.30
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $41.73

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Diana Chastain October 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM  

According to iheartpublix, the veggies are that price and fruits are the price you saw. Sorry your deal didn't work out. I always get nervous before a shopping trip for this reason.

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