Publix 5/3 (Wayland) – Paid $8.39 on $56.93 Worth of Merchandise (85.3% Saved)

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publix 5-3So, Publix isn’t one of my normal stores. It is a good bit out of the way for me, so I don’t head go there often. A few months back, Food Lion sent out coupons to all MVP members in the area in an attempt to retain business when they remodeled their Raleigh stores. On the sheet of coupons, every two weeks each member got a BOGO coupon and a free item coupon. Both my wife and I ended up getting a coupon sheet in the mail. (Luckily they were in her purse during the fire.) Well this week I had a Free Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls or Refrigerated Cookie Dough Coupon, since Food Lion does not allow stacking of store and manufacturer coupons, I knew if I went to Publix to use this sucker, I would have a MONEYMAKER! Food Lion also has store coupons that print out of a machine at the front of the store, well my wife and I went to the store to print out those too, knowing I was going yesterday. (Unfortunately, all of these store coupons have expiration dates of the day they print, in an attempt by Food Lion to prevent what I did today. It apparently works, because the cashier mentioned she hadn’t seen them before.) I matched up what I could on short notice and headed out to Publix to see what deals I could make with a stack of Food Lion coupons and matching manufacturer coupons. Here’s what I ended up getting:

EIGHT CRYSTAL LIGHT ON THE GO 10PK, on sale BOGO, regular price $2.99
Used (4) $1.00/2 Crystal Light Liquid or Powder Drink Mixes – 4-26-15 SS (exp 05/31/15)
Net Price: $7.96

TWO CHEEZ-ITS, on sale $2/5, regular price $3.95
Used (1) BOGO Cheez-Its Food Lion Direct Mail Coupon (Deducted $2.50)
Used (2) $1.00/1 Sunshine Cheez-It Baked Snack Product Printable Coupon; Any Size; Redeem For 850 Points – KelloggsFamilyRewards.com
Net Price: $0.50 or $0.25 each!

For this next one, I once again wished I had gotten the $0.95/1 Little Debbie coupon from the 3/29 SS.  (I keep finding deals for this coupon I don’t have.)  I would have had a Moneymaker.  I actually considered some of the items that were 2/$3, but the Fudge Rounds Were calling my name.

TWO LITTLE DEBBIE FUDGE ROUNDS, regular price $1.79
Used (2) $1.00/1 Little Debbie Food Lion Store Coupon from Machine in Food Lion
Net Price: $1.58 or $0.79 each!

ONE PILLSBURY CINNAMON ROLLS, regular price $3.79
Used (1) FREE Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls or Refrigerated Cookie Dough Food Lion Direct Mail Coupon (Deducted $3.79)
Used (1) $0.50/1 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, Grands! Sweet Rolls, or Cinnabon Bakery Inspriation Printable Coupon
Net Price: $0.50 MONEYMAKER!!!

THREE OLD EL PASO REFRIED BEANS, on sale $1.12, regular price $1.49
Used (2) $0.25/1 Old El Paso Refried Beans Food Lion Store Coupon from Machine in Food Lion
Used (1) $1.00/3 Old El Paso Refried Beans Printable Coupon
Net Price: $1.86 or $0.62 each!

TWO PLAYTEX SPORT LINERS, regular price $4.49
Used (1) $4/2 Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide Product (select varieties) Publix store coupon, Health & Beauty Advantage Flyer
Used (1) BOGO Playtex Sport Pads, Liners or Combo Packs *max value $7.99; excludes 20 ct liners* printable manufacturer’s coupon (preclipped) (Autodeducted $7.99)
Net Price: $3.01 MONEYMAKER!!!

ONE LAYS BBQ POTATO CHIPS FAMILY SIZE, regular price $4.29
Used (1) FREE Lays Potato Chips 9.5-10oz Food Lion Direct Mail Coupon (Deducted $4.29)
Net Price: FREE!!!

One last thing before I get to the total.  Monica told me they don’t do this in her area and I don’t know if they do it in other areas.  Apparently at the Publix near Raleigh, when you let someone take your stuff to your car, they give you a thank you card that contains coupon for a free item.  I got a free Publix salad dressing coupon. 🙂  The first time I was there, I passed on them bringing my stuff to my car, thinking I was being nice and not keeping folks busy.  But if they are going to give me free stuff, you better believe they can bring things to my car. 😉

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $56.93
Net Price Paid for Everything: $8.39
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 85.3%

As always, post any questions about a shopping trip in the comments section and I’ll try to get you an answer asap.

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Comments

  1. Nice shopping trip! Heading out tonight to do some shopping and to pick up some of the items you mentioned, when DS is at soccer. I live in the Orlando-area and our Publix does not have the “thank you” cards with coupons. That would be a nice touch.

    • Wayland P says:

      I thought is was pretty neat. I wish I could make it out there more often. Hopefully they will build one closer to home soon, so I can make it out more. 🙂