Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Publix 11/29 + Free Gas!

So after almost 2 years of couponing, I finally took advantage of the gas card deal at Publix...buy $25 worth of groceries, and get $10 off a $50 gas gift card.  Essentially, you get $10 in free gas!  Why did I never do this before?  1) It used to only be for certain gift cards like BP which tends to cost more anyway, so I didn't see much savings there and 2) I rarely bought $25 at one time in groceries.  I know for most people that's nothing, but since I started couponing I tend to make more frequent and smaller trips.  But today, I bought more than enough!

I was excited that Publix OJ was on sale because the price of OJ has really skyrocketed!  At $5/gallon, we spend alot of money on it. So, I bought 2 gallons...that should last us a while, I hope!

Total before coupons & store sales: $113.30 (but that includes $50 in gas, so really $63.30 in food)
Total OOP: $67.06 (but only $27.06 in food)
Savings: 41% with gas & food (or 57% on food)

Also, used $3/$30 purchase mailed to me by Publix corporate...

(2) Publix Gallon OJ @ $3.69 each, so $7.38 total (reg. $4.99)
    -no coupon

Publix Rasin Bran @ $1.49
    -no coupon

(2) Cheeze-Its @ 2/$3.39 (BOGO)
    -no coupon

Crispex @ $4.09
    -Free Crispex WYB (2) Cheeze Its up to $3.99 value
Final Price: .10

Zucchini @ .99/lb (reg. $1.99/lb)
   -no coupon
Final Price: $1.03

(2) Jif Peanut Butter @ 2/$5.85 (BOGO)
    -no coupon, but this is a GREAT price because PB is about to JUMP in price!

Arnold Bread @ $1.45 (reg. $2.89)
    -no coupon

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda @ .59 (reg. .75)
    -no coupon

Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce @ .89
   -.75/1 MG item found HERE
Final Price: .14

(2) Blue Diamond Almonds @ 2/$3.19 (BOGO)
    -.60/2 found in 10/16/11 SS
    -$1/2 Blue Diamond products found in Whole Foods Sept/Oct booklet
Final Price: $1.59 for both, or .80 each

Publix Onion Powder @ $3.39
   -no coupon

Stouffer's Family Style Lasagna @ $3.99 (reg. $7.41)
   -$1/1 found in 9/25/11 SS
Final Price: $2.99

$50 QT Gas Gift Card
   -$10/$50 in-ad store q
Final Price: $40
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