Publix 11/18 – Paid $59.83 on $161.40 of Merchandise (62.9% Saved)

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We spent some money today at Publix, but the roommate had several things she needed to complete her Thanksgiving feast for twelve folks on Thursday. We also decided to cash in on some rainchecks as well.

There was also a really cool development on overlapping rainchecks (at least in “TRUE” BOGO-land.) I’ve included a scan of part of our receipt below. Since LaCroix was B2G1 and we had a BOGO raincheck, every third one that they rang up at full price triggered a B2G1 deduction. Since five were rung up at full price when we bought ten, one was deducted. (I couldn’t figure out what was going on, but if I had realized what was happening, I would have bought an 11th twelve pack, since it would have completed a second set of three items at full price. That would have triggered another B2G1 deduction.) I hope that makes sense. (I’ve scanned that portion of the receipt and placed it at the bottom of the post if you want to see it.)

Anyways, here is what we bought, along with coupons used:

Used two $0.55/1 Breakstone’s coupons, 11/11 SS newspaper insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.35 (or 67 cents each!)

FIVE PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE, on sale $1.25 (regular price $2.09)
Used five $0.50/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese coupons, 10/14 SS newspaper insert
*** Just noticed that these expired yesterday while writing this post. Had I realized this, I would have shopped yesterday :(
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $3.75 (or 75 cents each!)

ONE PUBLIX MILK HALF GALLON, regular price $2.65
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $2.65

Used two $0.50/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese, 11/4 SS newspaper insert
*** Note that there’s a $1/2 manufacturer’s coupon in the Winn-Dixie Believe in Heroes coupon booklet, but it was not good on the Swiss cheese the roommate needed to buy because the packages are only 5 oz
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $6.98 (or $1.74 each!)

ONE JIMMY DEAN SAUSAGE ROLL, on sale $2.50 (regular price $3.69)
No coupons used (GRRRR!)
NET PRICE: $2.50

ITALIAN PARSLEY, regular price $0.99
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $0.99

PUBLIX HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM, regular price $5.79 (OUCH!)
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $5.79

IDAHO POTATOES, on sale $2.50 (regular price $3.99)
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $2.50

THREE LEEKS, regular price $1.29
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $3.87 (or $1.29 each!)

SLICED PORTABELLA MUSHROOMS, on sale $1.69 (regular price $2.29)
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $1.69

WHITE LILLY FLOWER 5 LB, on sale $2.49 (regular price $3.19)
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $2.49

DIXIE CRYSTALS SUGAR 5 LB, on sale $2.99 (regular price $4.59)
Used one $0.55/1 Dixie Crystals manufacturer’s coupon, Publix Winter Family Savings booklet
NET PRICE: $2.44

SIX CAT’S PRIDE CAT LITTER 14-20 LB, raincheck BOGO $8.69
Used six $1/1 Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Publix printable coupons
and used three $1/1 Cat’s Pride printable manufacturer’s coupons
and used three $1/1 Cat’s Pride printable manufacturer’s coupons (different link)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $14.07 (or $2.34 each!)

TEN LACROIX SPARKLING WATER 12-PACKS, on sale B2G1 (and raincheck BOGO) $4.69
*** This rang up really odd. See notes at the top of this article. We basically paid for four and got six free (before coupons) because of a quirk in the Publix registers?!?
Used six $1/1 LaCroix Water 12-pack printables
and used four $1/1 LaCroix Water 12-pack printables (zip 90210)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $8.76 (or 88 cents each!)

We only did one transaction today and used a $5 off $50 Publix coupon from the Tampa Bay Times newspaper and a $5/$35 Sweetbay coupon from a single page flyer in the same newspaper.

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $161.40
Net Price Paid for Everything: $59.83
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 62.9%

Not bad considering all the full price items and produce items without coupons.

Here’s the part of the receipt with the LaCroix that rang up oddly:

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