Publix 10/4 – Paid $3.86 on $151.27 of Merchandise (97.4% Saved)

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I had a fantastic day today at Publix. I bought very little food because I’ve been buying stuff faster than we can eat it, but I did make an exception for the Special K since I like the Chocolatey variety and am ready for a break from Grape Nuts. Even though I didn’t have the BOGO Target coupon for the Glade Refills, I still had to load up because we love this product. I had to make some adjustments to do two transactions because my store did not carry the Surf Laundry Detergent, nor did they have any Greased Lightning in stock. So I added some Publix wet dog food since I’m running a little low anyways.

Also, my store did allow me to substitute in two Glade Fragrance Mist refills, since they only had a few starter kits on the shelf. This allowed me to use all six manufacturer coupons I had.

I did a total of two transactions and paid a total of $103.86 plus tax for $151.27 of groceries and two $50 gas cards. Because I left the store with $100 cash equivalent in gas cards, I backed that amount out of the total I paid. This yielded a cost of $3.86 for the groceries and a savings rate of 97.4%. If you only back out the $80 I paid for the gas cards, then I paid $23.86 for $151.27 of groceries, which comes out to a savings rate of 84.2%.

Here’s what I bought, along with the coupons used:

FOUR ALL LAUNDRY DETERGENT 50 OZ, on sale $3.50 (regular price $5.99)
Used four $1/1 All Laundry Detergent Publix coupons, One Stop One Store Booklet
and used two $2/2 All Laundry Detergent manufacturer coupons, 9/30 RP newspaper insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $6 (or $1.50 each!)

TWO WORLD’S BEST CAT LITTER 8 LB, on sale $6.99 (regular price $8.29)
Used two $5/1 World’s Best Cat Litter printable coupons
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $3.98 (or $1.99 each!)

FOUR SPECIAL K CEREAL, on sale $2.50 (regular price $3.99)
Used one $4/4 Special K Products Publix coupon, Yellow Advantage Flyer
and used one $1/3 Special K Cereal manufacturer coupon, 9/16 RP newspaper insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $5 (or $1.25 each!)

EIGHT SCOTTIES TISSUES, on sale $1 (regular price $1.25)
Used four $0.55/2 Scotties Tissues Publix coupon, One Stop One Store Booklet
and used four $1/2 Scotties Tissues printable manufacturer coupon (no longer available)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.80 (or 22 cents each!)

ONE PACKAGE OF GROUND ROUND PATTIES, on sale $3.35 (regular price $3.74)
Used one $2/$2+ Publix Fresh Meat Department coupon, 9/30 Tampa Bay Times
NET PRICE: $1.35

ONE SCOTT WIPES STARTER KIT, regular price $2.29
ONE SCOTT WIPES REFILL, regular price $1.99
Used two $0.55/1 Scott Wipes Publix coupons, One Stop One Store Booklet
and used two $0.50/1 Scott Wipes manufacturer coupons, 9/16 SS newspaper insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $2.18 (or $1.09 each!)

Used two $0.75/1 Meow Mix manufacturer coupons, 9/30 RP newspaper insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $3.49 (or $1.74 each!)

FOUR GLADE FRAGRANCE MIST STARTERS, on sale $3.55 (regular price $4.49)
TWO GLADE FRAGRANCE MIST REFILLS, on sale $2.59 (regular price $3.49)
***Note that there were two people present to meet the restrictions of the Target coupons used
Used one $1/2 Glade Seasonal Air Care Items Target printable
and used two $1/1 Glade Air Care Item Target printables
and used six BOGO Buy one Glade Scented Oil Refill, get Glade Fragrance Mist Starter FREE (My store let me substitute in two refills because they were not well-stocked.)
and used the $1/1 Glade Upromise eCoupon
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $12.47 (or $1.04 per item!)

ONE MUIR GLEN TOMATO SAUCE, regular price $0.89
Used one $0.50/1 Muir Glen product printable

EIGHT PUBLIX WET DOG FOOD, on sale $0.90 (regular price $1)
No coupons used
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $7.20 (or 90 cents each!)

I also used two $10 off $50 Sweetbay coupons from the 9/30 Tampa Bay Times

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $151.27 (excluding gas card value)
Net Price Paid for Everything: $3.86 (excluding gas card value)
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 97.4%

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  1. LOL….”I’ve been buying stuff faster than we can eat it”…..ditto here….LOL!! :)

    Great shopping trip!! We got the $5/$35….no $10/$50 :(

    • :) And my roommate and her boyfriend are out of town for a week starting Saturday, so there’s really little need to buy any food right now. Might go back and grab a head of romaine, but that’s about it.

  2. Glad to see you posting again!

  3. AshleyAshley says:

    Hi Steve, there’s a better coupon for $3/2 at All’s facebook page.
    Here is the link.

    • Thanks! I knew about this, but I can’t seem to get the quiz to start so I can get the coupon.

      • I had a problem with it. Try clicking the back button then click the quiz button again. For some reason just refreshing the page wasn’t enough to make it work. I have four computers and had a problem on two of them but this seemed to fix the issue.

  4. Vicky Shirey says:

    Hi Steve, There is a rebate for that cat litter you bought. If you haven’t already gotten it. The link to the printable form is:

    • Thanks for the link. I probably won’t do the rebate because I heard it excludes coupon usage, but I kept the receipts while I ponder it more ;)

      • Hi Steve great trip & just wanted to let you know that I have already got back the rebate on the cat litter & I had used a $5 coupon to purchase it & still got back the full purchase price

  5. One Publix location I went to today said I had to spend $100 in groceries in order to use my 1 $10/50 sweetbay coupon & my 1 $10/50 Publix gas card. What do you think about this? The Publix coupon is not a $ off your entire order coupon, like the sweetbay coupon. I have been to many other locations this morning & only purchased $50 in groceries, used my 1 sweetbay coupon & purchased a $50 Publix gas card & used 1 $10/50 Publix gas card coupon. Thanks.

    • I agree with your position, but it’s just one of those things that’s going to vary based on the store…one of those pesky gray areas.

  6. Adrianne H says:

    In case you are going back for more ALL, there is a $3/2 on the All free n clear after you take a quiz. They let me sub the refills on the Glade too!

  7. Jeanne C. says:



    Did you have to do 2 transactions because of the gas cards?


  8. Patricia S. says:

    Awesome, I love gas card weeks!

  9. I am so excited about the gas card deal. Can’t wait to go shopping. My Publix let’s me combine all the gas card coupons and the Winn Dixie coupons in one transaction instead of making multiple transactions. Tomorrow when I go shopping and spend $150 in groceries, I will be able to use 5 Winn Dixie coupons and 3 gas card coupons. I love that I don’t have to separate my purchases. Makes shopping so much easier. Thanks for all you do.

  10. I thought i was done for the week but it looks like i have to go back for some kitty litter and now All! and of course the remaining $2/2 meat. thanks Steve for keeping on the deals!