Publix 8/2 – Paid $12.35 on $68.70 of Merchandise (82.0% Saved)

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I am pretty happy with the results of today’s shopping trip. I’m still doing the low carb thing for another week and the roommate is doing it indefinitely, so we are burning through a lot of shredded parmesan cheese in our caesar salads. So, despite the weak coupon matchup, I loaded up on BOGO DiGiorno. I was also happy to snag some muenster cheese and salami too! And I couldn’t pass up the great deal on Uncrustables, so I picked up a few boxes and stashed them in the freezer.

Here is what I bought, along with the coupons used:

SIX ZIPLOC EASY SLIDE BAGS, on sale $2 (regular price $2.39)
TWO DELI GENOA SALAMI, on sale $2.18 each (regular price $2.24)
Used three $1/2 Ziploc Bags Publix coupon, Yellow Advantage Flyer
and used three $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags printable manufacturer coupon (zip 33712)
and used two $2/1 Publix Deli Meat when you buy three select items *Ziploc included* Publix coupon, Yellow Advantage Flyer
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $6.36 (or 79 cents per item!)

Used two $1/1 Smuckers Uncrustables printable coupons (zip 33712)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.15 (or 57 cents each!)

TWO PACKAGES OF PUBLIX MUENSTER CHEESE, on sale 2/$5 (regular price $2.59)
Used one $1/2 Market Pantry Cheese Item Target printable coupon
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $4 (or $2 each!)

TWO BAYER LOW DOSE ASPIRIN, regular price $2.65
Used two $3/1 Bayer Aspirin 20 ct or larger, 6/24 SS newspaper insert

TWO PANTENE STYLERS, on sale $3.49 (regular price $3.99)
Used two FREE Pantene Styler when you buy Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner Publix store coupons, Savings are Stocking Up Booklet
and used one $3/2 Pantene Products coupon *excludes travel/trial*, 7/29 P&G newspaper insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $2.96 (or 49 cents per item!)

Used one $1/1 ANY Brand Cheese Block, Cube or Shred *FL only* printable (zip 33712)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $8.58 (or $2.14 each!)

I also used a $10 off $50 printable Sweetbay store coupon.

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $68.70
Net Price Paid for Everything: $12.35
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 82.0%

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  1. wendyc33 says:

    looks good, but you used the 3.00/2 pantene coupon on travel size and it excludes them on the coupon.

    • No I did not. I bought two full size Pantene Stylers and am permitted to use manufacturer coupon on each of them. The $3/2 coupon covered those. No $3/2 manufacturer coupons were used on the travel/trial size items.

      If I were using coupons on the travel size items, I would have used three $3/2 manufacturer coupons to cover all six items.

      The Publix coupons did not have any size restrictions at all, so I was able to buy travel size shampoos and conditioners to get the full size Styler for free with the store coupon.

      • wendyc33 says:

        Thats cool. Had to re read it, and you are right. My fault.

        • No prob :)

          • Immensely clever! Never in 100 years would I have come up with that one on my own!

          • :)

            BTW, it’s also a very good deal to buy two shampoos, two conditioners and two stylers. Use the Publix coupon to make the stylers free and use three $3/2 manufacturer coupons. Pay about $4.96 but be about $21 towards using a $10/$50 Sweetbay, so they’re almost free when you factor in the pro-rated value of the Sweetbay coupon. (In fact, it’s a better deal than the one I did except I didn’t need to spend that much more to get to $50 to use the $10 off coupon.)

  2. AshleyAshley says:

    Steve, do you have any other zipcodes for the uncrustables?

    • No, but you can try a few other zip codes. If that doesn’t work, type in and visit the site that way to see if you can print. I think they are still available.

  3. Since the coupon for the Pantene said “excludes travel” was there an issue at checkout?

    • Only the manufacturer coupon said travel size and I only used one manufacturer coupon to cover the full size items. No manufacturer coupons were used on the travel size items.

      The store coupon had no size restrictions whatsoever.

  4. Great job! Just a question on how the Pantene. Why did you still have to pay $2.96 oop, when the shampoo and condition were $1.49 each and the stylers were free. Should it all equal $0 after the 3 coupons?

    • No, there were four trial size items totaling $5.96. The full size stylers cost negative $3. Total is $2.96 ;)

  5. Anna Jarvis says:

    Is there a different coupon for the cheese mine prints out saying 1 lb or more?

  6. Great shop! I went with my $10/50 Sweetbay coupon today and was told it has to be after all other coupons as they consider coupons to be discounts, and that’s the wording on the coupon. Not sure how I feel about coupons being considered discounts, but I am still appreciative that Publix does accept coupons from competitors in the first place.

    • Yeah, that Sweetbay fine print is really open to interpretation. I can see how a store can go either way with it.

  7. Hello Steve

    Love it….Will copy….Thank you!!!! :)

  8. wow …I’m impressed ! :) Steve u are the bomb! LOL!

  9. Cool deal with the pantene!!!
    Not sure if this is regional, but I saw a BOGO on Presidente Feta Cheese. I didn’t see it in the
    ad? Anyway if you’re a fan of this type if cheese, I’m sure you can find a coupon out there in virtual land.

  10. Does Publix take phone coupons yet from competitors like Target?

    • Not 100% sure, but I don’t think they would have a paper coupon to reconcile the register, so I doubt it.

  11. Patricia says:

    Since the stylers are free, some stores will not honor the 3/2 off coupon. Glad it worked for you.

    • They should. Coupon policy does not prohibit it, plus they allow coupons on items that are free on a TRUE BOGO sale.

  12. Had an event at publixs with the zip block coupons… they said there woulnt work together…. had to expain they would to the store manger…. if this happens to you make sure you keep you cool and expain it nicely!

  13. Hi Steve,
    Love Publix, Thought I would mention the Mott applesauce deal, basically its Free.
    Here’s the deal; buy 2 – Mott applesauce using one $1.10/2 MFQ printable (may have to look in your binder) then use Publix Printable coupon for Free Mott Squeezable on the Go Applesauce when you purchase 2 Mott applesauces. (value for On the Go applesauce is $2.79)
    So basically you come out ahead with all 3 applesauces. =)