Friday, July 26, 2013

Publix: Saved 96%! (well, not really)

Be sure to enter for a chance to win a $25 Publix gift card!

On this shopping trip, I paid $1.26 in cash and saved $31.85!

Sound too good to be true?

Well, it sort of is too good to be true...

Besides the items I bought pictured above, I bought Goodnites underwear for my special-needs child who is not yet fully night-trained.  That added $19.99 to the pre-coupon total, so I was able to use a $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie competitor coupon from the Enjoy the City coupon book.

And, I used two coupons for the Goodnites: a $3.00 Publix coupon from the weekly ad as well as a $2.00 off any one GOODNITES Underwear printable coupon.  When I paid for the Goodnites with my Health Care Savings Account card (it's a qualified purchase, like medications and co-pays for doctors' appointments), I paid $19.19 - $17.99 for the product and $1.20 in tax.  So the $3 Publix coupon ended up going toward my food purchases, not toward the Goodnites.

So that's how I was able to get the total so low!  Without the Goodnites, I couldn't have used the $5 off Winn-Dixie coupon nor the $3 Goodnites Publix coupon.  So my total would have been $9.26 with a savings of $23.85, for a savings percentage of 72%.  Still pretty good!

Here's what I got:

2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers @ BOGO $2.59
- $1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers or Seasoned Steamers, exp. 8/15/13 (Publix Best Meals Happen At Home)
= $1.59 for two, or 80¢ each

2 Sea Cuisine tilapia @ BOGO $6.69
- 2 $1/1 High Liner Sea Cuisine Product printable
= $4.69 for two, or $2.35 each

2 Simply Dressed salad dressing @ BOGO $3.69
- 2 $1/1 Marzetti Simply Dressed Refrigerated Salad Dressings printable
= $1.69 for two, or 85¢ each

2 Publix mandarin oranges @ BOGO $1.29
= 65¢ each

1 Pillsbury classic pizza crust @ $2.59
- FREE Pillsbury pizza crust coupon (received from MyBlogSpark)
(Check out my grilled pizza post where I used this product - and enter for a chance to win a Grilled Pizza Prize Pack!)

1 Goodnites pants (not pictured) @ $19.99
- $3/1 Goodnites Publix in-ad coupon
- $2.00 off any one GOODNITES Underwear
= $14.99

- $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie coupon (Enjoy the City)

Total product: $19.25
Tax: $1.20

Grand total: $20.45
Pay $19.19 with Health Care Savings Account card

Total cash paid: $1.26
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $31.85

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Anonymous,  July 26, 2013 at 5:59 PM  

Have you ever asked your child's insurance about covering the cost of the pull ups? My little brother is autistic and his insurance sends my mom a large box of pull ups each month. She had to talk to his Dr and fill out paperwork to get it started. Just thought that might help ya. Keep on saving:)

Anonymous,  July 27, 2013 at 8:50 PM  

Great job. Another thought about the Goodnights... Do you ever buy your Goodnights at CVS? I just wondered because I have 2 boys in training pants at night and a baby on the way. I buy almost all my diapers & pull ups there because there are great deals on Huggies frequently. I think Goodnights are included, but I'm not positive. Of course, stacking coupons and using those Winn Dixie coupons is great too.

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