Friday, November 1, 2013

Publix: Help your community with coupons!

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One of the great things about couponing is that you can help not just yourself and your family, but also your friends, neighbors, and your community!

Today, a temporary increase to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps) will end, which will result in a decrease of benefits to qualifying families.  That means that families will have less cash assistance to purchase groceries, and will be more likely to depend on family, friends, and local food banks for food.

Local food banks were already straining to help those in need, even before this benefit decrease.  So I strongly urge you to use your couponing skills to help!  If you're like me, you have a large stockpile of items you've bought cheaply in the past.  Go through your stockpile this weekend to find items you can donate to your local food bank.

And whenever you see a shelf-stable item that can be purchased cheaply by combining sales with coupons, purchase a few (or a few extra) to give to your local food bank.  Every little bit helps!

Here's what I got this week at Publix:

2 Honey Nut Cheerios @ $1.99 = $3.98
- $1/2 Cheerios Cereal printable
= $2.98 for two, or $1.49 each

2 Yoplait Greek yogurt @ $1.25 = $2.50
- 2 FREE Yoplait Greek Yogurt wyb General Mills Cheerios, exp. 11/15/13 (Publix Meal Time Flyer)

6 Philadelphia cream cheese @ 3/$5.00 = $10.00
- 3 $1/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread, exp. 12/1/13 (Blinkie)
- 2 $1/3 Philadelphia Cream Cheese, exp. 11/15/13 (Publix Meal Time Flyer)
= $5.00 for six, or 83¢ each

2 Birds Eye Recipe Ready vegetables @ 50% off $2.59 = $2.59
- 2 $1/1 Birdseye Recipe Ready Item printable
= 59¢ for two, or 30¢ each

6 Campbell's Homestyle soup @ BOGO $2.55 = $7.65
- 6 $0.50/1 Campbell's HomeStyle Soup, exp. 11/10/13 (SS 09/15/13 R or SS 10/13/13)
- 2 $2/3 Campbell's Homestyle Soups, exp. 11/1/13 (Publix Best Meals Happen at Home Bonus Coupons)
=  65¢ for six, or 11¢ each

1 Bayer aspirin @ $1.99
- $1/1 Bayer Aspirin, exp. 12/31/13 (SS 10/20/13)
= 99¢

2 Mueller pasta @ BOGO $1.59
- $1/2 Mueller pasta (SS 9/22/13)
= 59¢ for two, or 30¢ each

2 Peter Pan peanut butter @ BOGO $3.39
= $1.70 each

2 Publix bagels 4-ct @ BOGO $1.79
= 90¢ each

2 Breyer's ice cream @ BOGO $4.99
= $2.50 each

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

Total spent: $15.97
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $58.20

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Amie November 2, 2013 at 4:49 AM  

I saw that the SNAP increase would be decreased and I looked it up online (concerned teacher in a low income area). When I saw how much families get, it made me wish that information on budgeting, sale shopping, and couponing were provided to people receiving SNAP. Depending on income, some families have more "food money" available than I do. My school district offers free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of income, and I still see a lot of hungry kids. Kudos to you for thinking of others.

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