Publix Trip with 85% Savings Complete with Money Makers

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Publix Trip – At Long Last!

Publix Trip from 1-10It’s been awhile since I had a decent shopping trip to post. With all the hustle & bustle of the holidays, plus some computer & personal issues, it seems I’ve had zero time to shop! I thoroughly enjoyed scanning the ads and the Publix Matchup for this week, printing my coupons and clipping them from the inserts; not to mention plotting my course on my Shopping Spreadsheet. Ahhh, I felt like I finally came home again.

Luckily there were some things we needed that happened to be on sale. A couple items I didn’t have coupons for, but we all have those. I was able to make some money on the Smithfield Ham and some Sundown, plus I ended up with really cheap Weight Watchers ice cream and Chunky Soup for hubby’s lunches, which makes me smile. All in all I ended up with 85% savings, which isn’t too shabby, and that, despite the last minute item that my husband threw in the cart. Why or why did I bring him with me? Below is what I bought and the coupons I used. My picture only shows 2 hams and no Korma sauce, but that’s because I snapped the pic this morning after we ate the ham last night & hubby already opened the sauce this morning to marinade the chicken for tonight. I knew I had forgotten something yesterday! Anyway, here’s what I got:

Publix Trip

4 Smithfield Ham BOGO @ $3.49
Used 4 $2/1 Smithfield Ham or Pork Product from 11/11 SS (Very Regional)
OOP = $1.02 MM!

2 Cole’s Garlic Bread Loafs BOGO @ $2.99 ‘
No coupon
OOP = $2.99

2 Weight Watchers Ice Cream Packs BOGO @ $4.99
Used 2 $1/1 Weight Watchers Frozen Novelty Carton coupons
Used 2 $1/1 Weight Watchers Frozen Desert Item Target coupon
OOP = $0.99/2

2 Publix Shredded Cheese @ 2/$5.00
Used 1 $1/2 Market Pantry Cheese Items Target coupon
OOP = $4.00/2

6 Chunky Soup @ $1.39 sale price
Used 2 $2/3 Chunky Soups Publix coupons from Best Meals @ Home email
Used 2 $1/3 Chunky Soup or Chili coupons from
OOP = $2.34/6 or $0.39 ea!

2 Purina One Dry Cat Food Bags 2/$13.00 sale price
Used 2 $2/1 Purina Cat Food, dry 3lb+ Target coupons from 1/6 SS
OOP = $9.00/2

1 Listerine Cool Blue, 1ltr $3.99 sale price
Used 1 $2/1 Any Listerine 1ltr+ coupon from (no longer available)
Used 1 $1/1 Listerine 1 ltr+ Publix coupon from Green Adv. Flyer
OOP = $0.99 (Thought I could use this for Ibotta, sadly not)

5 Sundown Vit B6 150ct. @ $3.59
1 Sundown Vit. D, 100 ct. @ $3.29
Used 3 $5/2 Sundowns, etc. Publix coupons from Green Adv. Flyer
Used 1 $2/1 Sundown Vitamin coupon from (careful! Limit 1 per trans.)
Used 5 $2/1 Sundown Vitamin, 120ct+ coupons from 1/6 RP
OOP = $5.76 MM!

1 Chicken Korma Sauce Mix (item hubby threw in, grrr) @ $4.99
No coupon
OOP = $4.99

Used 1 Winn Dixie $5/$30+ Grocery Purchase coupon from Enjoy the City Coupon Booklet

Totals from Publix Trip (exclusive of tax)

Total before any coupons or discounts = $91.77
Total Savings after coupons & discounts = $78.25
Total OOP = $13.52
Overall % saved = 85.3% (Savings/Total b4 coupons & discounts or $78.25/$91.77)

For those that like to see this plotted out on my Shopping Spreadsheet this is the picture below:

Publix Trip Shopping Spreadsheet

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  1. Hi There,
    This is a great trip! But please help me understand something. I see that you used a manufacturer coupon and a Target store coupon to get the Weight Watchers ice creams. We don’t have a Publix where I live, so I’m a little confused. Is Publix a Target affiliate, or do they accept competitor coupons?

    • yes they do

    • Some Publix will take Target as a competitor (as long as there is one within I believe it is 5 miles) I have one Publix near me that will take Target, but the 3 that are closer than that one does not. Each Publix sets who they will take as a competitor.

  2. One day I plan to make a Publix trip.

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