Friday, October 4, 2013

Publix: Don't forget your digital coupons!

I haven't used the Publix digital coupons much so far.  The problem I've found with them is that they are usually for cents off a single item.  This is a problem because the products I generally buy are buy one, get one free.  I live in Florida, where we have true BOGO - you pay full price for the first item and get the second item free.  (In other areas, you get each item for half price.)  So a cents-off one item coupon isn't all that helpful for me.

This week, I found a way to use two.  CapriSun had a digital coupon for cents off two items, which I far prefer.  And there was a coupon for a single Philadelphia 2x Protein Cream Cheese, which was on sale for 3/$5.  So I put both coupons in my account.

I went to the store, picked out my items, and checked out.  I started to pay, and then...

"Oh, no!  I forgot my digital coupons!"

I had forgotten to put my phone number in the keypad before the cashier hit total.  By then, it was too late.

I suppose I could have returned the items, then bought them again, this time remembering the digital coupons.  But instead, I decided not to and to return again, purchase more CapriSun and cream cheese, and use the digital coupons that time.  If I remember.

This trip had a fairly high out of pocket expense. But I also got a $50 gas card for only $40 with the in-ad coupon, which I am not listing below.  And because I got my pre-coupon total just above $60, I was able to use two $5 off coupons from Enjoy the City.

Here's what I got this week:

2 Colgate MaxClean toothpaste @ $1.99 = $3.98
- 2 $0.75 off any Colgate Toothpaste
=  $2.48 for two, or $1.24 each

all Small & Mighty laundry detergent @ BOGO $5.99
- 2  SAVE $1.00 when you buy any ONE (1) all® detergent product
= $3.99 for two, or $2.00 each

12 Yoplait yogurt @ 50¢ = $6.00
- 2  $0.40 off SIX CUPS any Yoplait Yogurt
= $5.20 for twelve, or 43¢ each

4 Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch @ BOGO $4.19 = $8.38
- 2 $1/2 Kellogg's All-Bran, Rice Krispies, Kellogg's Corn Flakes and/or Raisin Bran Cereals printable
= $6.38 for four, or $1.60 each
(Not the best price - I usually try for $1.50 per box or less - but we needed cereal.)

1 Kikkoman lite soy sauce @ $2.49
- $0.75/1 Kikkoman lite soy sauce in-ad manufacturer's coupon
= $1.76

4 Betty Crocker brownies/cars @ BOGO $2.77 = $5.54
- 2  $0.85/2 Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, Supermoist Cake Mix or Cookie Mix printable
=  $3.84 for four, or 96¢ each

2 Quilted Northern bath tissue 12-pack @ $5.99 = $11.98
- 2 $0.75/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush or Quilted Northern Ultra Soft And Strong printable
= $10.48 for two, or $5.49 each
(Again, not the best price, but below my 50¢ per roll threshold, and we needed it.)

2 Snickers mini @ BOGO $5.99
- $1.50/2 Snickers Miniatures, exp. 10/20/13 (RP 09/08/13)
= $4.49 for two, or $2.25 each

2 CapriSun 10-pack drinks @ BOGO $2.87
= $1.44 each
(Meant to use $1/2 Publix digital coupon)

4 Celentano tortellini @ BOGO $3.79 = $7.58
(No coupons, but we love tortellini.)

1 Philadelphia 2x Protein cream cheese @ $1.67
(Meant to use Publix digital coupon)

- 2 $5 off $30 Winn-Dixie coupon (Enjoy the City)

Tax: $1.85
Total spent: $44.17
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $68.92

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