Thursday, June 20, 2013

Publix: On sale too soon

I really hate it when there's a great deal on a grocery item that uses coupons from the previous Sunday's newspaper.  On Sundays I only get one copy of my local newspaper, and thus I have only one set of the coupons. If there's a great deal that needs two copies of a coupon, I can't get it.

But the next Sunday, I pick up a bunch of free coupon inserts from a free newspaper that's distributed in my area.  So I can get as many of the great deals as I want!

That happened this week.  There was a great deal on Buitoni refrigerated pasta during the deal week that started on June 13th which used a coupon from the June 9th newspaper.  Since the deal needed 2 coupons to get the best price, I couldn't get it.

Luckily, the needed coupon was in my free coupon inserts that I picked up on June 16th!  (Sometimes the best coupons aren't in them.)  So I was able to go back before the end of the sales week to get the deal!  Yay!

(As a note, sometimes a relative buys a Sunday newspaper and gives me the coupons that they don't want.  So sometimes I get two copies of the Sunday coupons eventually, but sometimes not.)

Here's what I got on this trip:

4 Scotties tissue @ 2/$1.25 = $2.50
- 2 $1/2 Scotties tissue printable (zip 12345)
= 50¢ for four, or 13¢ each

2 Chips Ahoy @ BOGO $3.65
-  $0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product, exp. 7/14/13 (SS 05/19/13 R)
= $2.90 for two, or $1.45 each

2 Polaner All-Fruit with Fiber preserves @ $2.19 = $4.38
- $1/2 Polaner Products printable
= $3.38 for two, or $1.69 each

4 Buitoni Riserva pasta @ BOGO $4.49 = $8.98
- 4 $1/1 Buitoni Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce, exp. 9/9/13 (SS 06/09/13)
= $4.98 for four, or $1.25 each

2 Klondike ice cream sandwiches @ BOGO $3.99
- $2/2 Unilever Frozen Ice Cream Novelties (Publix Best Meals printable)
= $1.99 for two, or $1.00 each

Tax: 39¢
Total spent: $14.14
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $29.65

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Anonymous,  June 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM  

Would love to know how to find out if our area has the freebie papers you find. Some areas of Jax get the red plum in their mailbox each week,
but for some reason NOT anywhere I have ever lived! : (

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