I had a great trip to Publix tonight, although it turned out totally different than I had planned. I was hoping to do a gas card deal while picking up dinner and a bunch of One A Day Vitamins and a few Special K Bars. Instead, I stumbled on a massive stock of Bayer Aspirin – much more than the coupons I had on me, plus almost empty shelves of the cheap One A Day.
I also found that my store still had the Tresemme clearance items. Even though my area doesn’t get Red Plum inserts, our company buys newspapers where Fred lives and they do get the Red Plums. So that’s how I have the insert coupons (for those of you who undoubtedly wonder.)
I used the in-ad store coupon for $10 off a $50 Gas Card when you buy $50 of groceries. Since those dollars were going to be spent on gas anyways, the $10 savings has been applied to the groceries for this trip. (Even without doing that, this trip was still a moneymaker.)
I probably wouldn’t have bought this much Bayer – even though the shelf was well stocked – if it had been earlier in the week. But since the coupon is about to expire, I went a little nutty on them.
Here’s what I bought, along with the coupons used:
ONE BOAR’S HEAD WHOLE ROAST BEEF SUB, on sale $5.99 (regular price $7.79)
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $5.99
ONE COCA-COLA 1.25L, regular price $0.99
Yes, I paid way too much for this item, but I only wanted this smaller bottle because I don’t want a bunch of extra sugar in my house!
No coupons used
NET PRICE: $0.99
TWO ONE A DAY MEN’S VITAMINS, on sale $5.09 (25% off $6.79 regular price)
SIXTEEN BAYER LOW DOSE ASPIRIN, regular price $2.65
Used one $3/2 One A Day or Flintstones Vitamins Publix store coupon, January Pharmacy Booklet
and used six $10/3 Bayer, Aleve, One A Day, etc. manufacturer’s coupons, 1/4 SS newspaper insert (exp 1/11)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $10.42 MONEYMAKER!
TWO KELLOGG’S SPECIAL K SNACK BARS 6 CT, on sale BOGO $2.75
Used one $1/2 Kellogg’s NutriGrain or Special K Bars printable manufacturer’s coupon (preclipped/zip 99218)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.75 (or 87 cents each!)
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TWO TRESEMME HAIR SPRAY, on clearance $1.43 (regular price $4.49)
Note: The clearance price listed on the shelf was actually $1.79, so I did better than expected
Used two $2/1 Tresemme Product coupons, 1/4 RP newspaper insert (limit 2 per trip)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.14 MONEYMAKER!
Don’t forget, the gas card coupon savings are applied to the total below, so there’s an extra $10 of savings in the statistics.
Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $79.24
Net Price Paid for Everything: $12.83 PROFIT! ($2.83 profit if gas card savings excluded)
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 116.2%