Friday, July 12, 2013

Publix: Free food FAIL

This week at Publix, I was so excited about the Smart Balance sale.  I was planning on buying eight containers of the Smart Balance Butter and Canola Oil spread, which I thought was on a BOGO sale for $3.59.

With eight $1/1 Smart Balance Spreadable Butter or Blended Butter Sticks, exp. 7/17/13 (SS 06/02/13) coupons and eight $1/1 Smart Balance Spreadable Butter & Canola Oil, exp. 7/26/13 (Publix Celebrate Summer Booklet) coupons, I figured I would make 41¢ on each container!

But when I got to the store, I discovered that the Butter and Canola Oil spread was not included in the sale.  Instead, it was marked as 2/$4.00.  So I put those coupons away and didn't get the deal.

But wait... total FAIL here!  Each container was $2.00, and I had $1 manufacturer and store coupons.  Which means I could have gotten the product for free!  Yes, it's not a moneymaker, but free is still free!  D'oh!

And even worse, without these in my shopping trip, I didn't have a high enough pre-coupon total to use a $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie competitor coupon from Enjoy the City booklets.  Double d'oh!

The good news is that I can still go back and use the coupons before they expire.  So I'll be doing that later in the shopping week.

Here's what I did end up getting:

2 Kellogg's Special K multigrain @ BOGO $4.39
- $0.70 off Kellogg's Special K Multi-Grain Cereal
=  $2.99 for two, or $1.50 each

2 Bagelfuls @ BOGO $2.50
$0.55 off any TWO (2) Bagel-fuls 4ct
= $1.95 for two, or 98¢ each

2 Ritz crackers @ BOGO $3.89
- $1/2 Ritz Crackers Products printable
= $2.89 for two, or $1.45 each

4 Grands! buttermilk biscuits, 10.2 oz, @ $1.00 = $4.00
- 2 $1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods Product, exp. 7/13/13 (SS 05/19/13 R)
- 2 $1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Dough Publix printable

Total spent: $7.83
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $20.09

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Mich @ TheCouponingCouple July 12, 2013 at 4:52 PM  

I can totally relate to the "duh" in your trip! Been there! We all have those days and I think I've had some of other peoples share as well! hehe

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