Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Friday, October 23, 2009


I know. I promised layouts. And they're coming later today!

But really. I went to Publix today and spent $12.42 on retail $91.81, for a savings of $79.39 or 86%. That's a whopping 35 cents per item purchased. Want to know how I did it? The transaction details are under the photo! Before you get worried that my kids aren't getting any veggies - I have a freezer full of frozen veggies from an earlier trip!'s farmer's market time here in South Florida, so we're getting the majority of our produce direct from the growers :).Before I explain how I did it, I need to tell you that Publix does not have a national coupon policy. Every store is different. My Publix is very coupon friendly and does 2 key things that really maximize savings - they accept competitor store coupons, and they allow coupon overages to apply to the rest of your purchase. I used both policies to my advantage today! Remember that all IP (internet-printable) coupons can be found in the database at Krazy Coupon Lady.

So here it is -

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars sale BOGO (buy 1 get 1 free) 2.99
Used 3 - $1 off 2 IP coupons
Used 6 - 50 cents off Target coupons (these are also printable at
Bought 6
Final cost: 50 cents per box

Mott's Applesauce 6 packs sale BOGO 2.39
No coupons
Bought 2
Final cost: $1.19 per pack

Honey Nut Cheerios BOGO 4.99
Used 4-55 cents off IP coupons
Used 2 - $1/2 General Mills cereal Target coupons (printable at
Bought 4
Final cost: $1.45 per box

Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal BOGO 3.99
Used 2-$2/1 IP coupons
Bought 2
Final cost: 1 cent credit

Kraft Mac and Cheese BOGO 1.29
No coupons
Bought 4
Final cost: 60 cents per box

Mount Olive pickles BOGO 2.19
Used 2-50 cent off IP coupons
Bought 2
Final cost: 60 cents per jar

Pillsbury Savorings Bread Bowl Bites BOGO 3.99
Used 2-55 cent IP coupons
Bought 2
Final cost: $1.35 per box (so worth it because I love these things)

Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers 4/$10
Used 1-$1/1 coupon
Bought 1
Final cost $1.50 per box (not bad for a lunch)

Campbells Chunky Soup 2/$3
used $1/2 Walgreens Catalina coupon (these print at the register when you buy certain things)
Bought 2
Final cost: $1 per can

Theraflu 2/$7
Used 1-$2 IP coupon (no longer available)
Used 1-$2 Walgreens coupon from Healthy Savings book found in stores
Bought 1
Final cost: 50 cent credit

Ore Ida Easy Fries regular price $1.09
Used 1-$1/2 IP coupon
Bought 2
Final cost: 59 cents per box

Bought 3 tomatoes at a cost of 1.39 total

Knox Gelatin (found by the Jello) regular price 1.39
Used 4-$4/1 IP coupons (HELLO!!!)
Bought 4
Final cost: $2.61 CREDIT PER BOX - This $10.44 in total overage really subsidized my purchases without coupons!

1 comment:

Sinead said...

That's really cool, Tracy! So would you normally use the Knox gelatin? Since it was free, would you just donate it somewhere? I'm going to have to do more research to get going on this!