Friday, August 23, 2013

Publix: Better quality for the same price!

One thing I love about couponing is that you can indulge yourself with treats from time to time, treats that you wouldn't be able to afford if you stuck to a tight budget without coupons.

For instance, this week I was able to buy chocolate chip cookies (yum!) and garlic toast for pretty cheap. Sure, I could make those items from scratch, but the cost would probably be about the same as it would be to buy these items on sale and with coupons!

Another thing about coupons is that you can buy a better quality brand for the same amount as the cheaper brand.  Usually I'm not picky about house brands versus name brands, but there are a few products where there really is a difference.  For instance, I've found that the Mama Francesca brand of Parmesan cheese is much more tasty than the house brand at ALDI.  So when I find Mama Francesca on sale with coupons, like it was this week, I always stock up!

Here's what I got:

2 Pepperidge Farm garlic toast @ BOGO $2.89
- 2 $0.55/1 Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread or Rolls (The Coupon Book)
=  $1.79 for two, or 90¢ each

2 Arnold whole wheat buns @ BOGO $3.59
- 2 $0.50/1 Arnold Brownberry or Oroweat buns or rolls, 8 ct., (Target coupon)
= $2.59 for two, or $1.30 each

2 Weight Watchers ice cream sandwiches @ BOGO $5.79
- 2 $1/1 Weight Watchers Frozen Novelty Carton printable
= $3.79 for two, or $1.90 each

4 Mama Francesca Parmesan @ $3.00 = $12.00
- 2 $1/2 Mama Francesca Premium Grated Cheeses printable
= $10.00 for four, or $2.50 each

2 Chips Ahoy @ BOGO $3.65
- $1/2 Chips Ahoy Cookies printable
= $2.65 for two, or $1.33 each

2 Ken's marinade @ BOGO $2.99
- 2 $1/1 Ken's Marinade, exp. 9/30/13 (SS 08/11/13)
= 99¢ for two, or 50¢ each

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

Tax: 35¢
Total spent: $17.16
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $34.97

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