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This week, I did a lot of coupon stacking!
For coupon newbies, "stacking" is when you combine a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon for one product. This is a strategy that can help you save big!
Please keep in mind that you can't use two manufacturer's coupons for the same item, nor can you use two store coupons (even if they are different stores) for the same item. But one manufacturer's and one store coupon work! The store coupon can be either a Publix coupon or a coupon from a store that is considered a competitor to your store. (For me, this includes Target, Whole Foods, and Doris Italian Market.)
My favorite deal this week was for Sorrento mozzarella. I love that stuff, and so do my kids! I stacked a Publix store coupon in the 9/16 RedPlum insert with this $1.00/1 Any Brand Cheese, 1 lb + manufacturer's printable, which is a Florida-only coupon. Sorry to the folks in other states!
Usually we here in Florida don't get the best deals, because we don't have double couponing. And here in South Florida we have higher prices at Publix, yet the coupon values are the same as anywhere else. So it was nice to be on the winning end of a deal!
I also found an unadvertised deal on Cascadian Farm granola. I stacked printable coupons (the $0.75/1 Cascadian Farm product printable coupon and the $0.85/1 Cascadian Farm product printable coupon) with Publix coupons from the Good to Go booklet, which I found at the store last week.
And I got Pillsbury cookie dough by stacking the $1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough printable coupon with a Pillsbury Publix coupon from the 9/16 RedPlum insert. I prefer to make cookies from scratch on the weekends with my kids as a family activity, but it's nice to have some cookie dough around for when I run out of lunchbox snacks mid-week - I can bake these up quickly and without much of a mess.
Other than that, I bought a couple of cans of soup with this $0.75/2 Campbell's Natural soups printable coupon. I don't care for canned soups but it is good to have some on hand in case of an emergency - after all, it is still hurricane season! (In 2005 Hurricane Wilma hit us on October 24th and knocked out power for eight days. We went trick-or-treating in the mall because there were no house or street lights in the neighborhood.)
And, believe it or not, sometimes I buy things without coupons! I got some hot dogs (two packages are headed to school tomorrow for a cooking project), and some bagels that were 25¢ each.
And because my total before coupons was over $50, I was able to get a $50 gas card for $10 off. Yay, slightly cheaper gas!
Here's the details on what I got:
6 Pillsbury ready-to-bake cookie dough @ $2.50 = $15.00
- 3 $1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough printable
- 2 $2.00/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough Publix coupon (RP 09/16/12)
= $8.00 for six, or $1.33 each
2 Campbell's Natural soup @ BOGO $2.49
- $0.75/2 Campbell's Natural soups printable
= $1.74 for two, or 87¢ each
4 Cascadian Farm cereal @ $2.50 = $10.00
- 2 $0.75/1 Cascadian Farm product printable
- 2 $0.85/1 Cascadian Farm product printable
- 2 $1/2 Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal or Granola Bars, exp. 10/10/12 (Publix Good To Go Booklet)
= $4.80 for four, or $1.20 each
4 Sorrento mozzarella, 1 lb @ $3.50 = $14.00
- 4 $1.00/1 Any Brand Cheese, 1 lb + manufacturer's printable (Florida only)
- 4 $1.00/1 Sorrento Mozzarella Chunk or Fresh Mozzarella Publix coupon (RP 09/16/12 R)
= $6.00 for four, or $1.50 each
4 Hebrew National hot dogs @ BOGO $4.99
= $9.98 for four, or $2.49 each
2 Publix bagels, 4 ct @ $1.00 = $2.00
- $5 off $50 Doris Italian Market coupon (Recyclebank)
Total out of pocket: $27.52
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $54.66
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