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99% SAVINGS!!

So this week was fun! There are lots of things to tell you all about but I will start with the trip to Publix that I made this evening. And my what a trip it was!
The total before sales and coupons was $91.39. And after sales and coupons $1.10! That is a savings of about 99%!! And actually because one of the cereals was actually less than the price in the sales paper after all the coupons were scanned in I would have been owed money. So to keep that from happening I threw in a pack of gum! So I ended up paying them instead of them paying me. Thankfully I had a wonderful checker and she was not at all rattled about the possibility of having to give me money back for my groceries. But I said no worries I will just get this pack of gum! She ROCKED!! I used the gift card that I won for the total so there was NOTHING out of pocket!!
Also I will be sending this receipt in for a rebate that is offered Here for purchasing the Kelloggs Frosted Mini Wheats. So I will be making $3.90 for this weeks purchases!
This is what I got...

8-Ronzoni Pasta BOGO $1.39 used .75off/1 from Here Final price -.44 for 8
8-Schick razor packs .99 each used 3.00off/2 from 7/11/10 RP insert Final price -4.08 for 8
4-Sundown Vitamin D $2.99 each used $6.00 off 2 Publix store coupon and $1.00 off 1 1 manufactures coupon found on the bottles. Final price -4.04 for 4
6- Frosted Mini Wheats BOGO $4.19 used $1.00 off 2 Target coupon from here And .70 off 1 manufactures coupon from right on the box (p.s. We don't like to eat this with milk. We like it as a snack! Super Yummy!!)
6- Capn Crunch BOGO $4.49 used $1.00 off 1 Target coupon from Here And .50 off 1 from 5/16/10 RP insert
1- 5lb bag of Potatoes. $2.99 used 1.00 off produce Target coupon from Here
1- Bunch Broccoli $2.00 used $1.00 off produce Target coupon from here
1- Pack Dentyne gum $1.19 no coupons used for this.
I did also use a Target coupon that was for $5.00 off purchase of $50.00 or more. (Total from before coupons!) Leaving me with a total to pay of $1.10!

I also thought that I would give you a bit of a "how to" for couponing at Publix.
Publix has great coupon policies and are generally very coupon friendly.
For the Buy One Get One sales you can use 2 coupons. One for the item you are "paying" for and one for the Free item.
They also will allow for "Stacking" of one Publix store coupon and one Manufactures coupon per item. So eventuality you can use 2 coupons per item. One manufactures coupon and one Publix or Competitor store coupon.
And they take Competitor Store coupons and will allow "Stacking" with a manufactures coupon as well. So you can see how you can really add up on the savings! Different Publix stores will consider their competor stores by what is around them. The 2 stores that I shop at the most will take Winn Dixie, Target and Save-a-lot store coupons. There are a few others but these are the ones that I get coupons for the most. Always ask at customer service what competitor store coupons they will take. They are so helpful there!
That is a quick start to getting great saving at Publix! If you have any questions please ask and I would love to help you so that you can get great grocery savings also. It has been a blessing to my family and I would love to bless others with the knowledge to do this for their families.

Also you may be thinking "how in the world is her family surviving on 12 boxes of cereal and 5 lbs of potatoes?" Well that is the key to couponing! You want to stock up when the things that you use go at the lowest price. This will keep you from having to buy them at full price. So this may look like our diet is very unbalanced because I have stocked up on other things we have a very rounded out pantry and freezer! And by using overages I can get fresh foods cheaper as well. We still eat plenty of fruits and veggies! I just buy what is in season and on sale and we love it!

Chris



And Al wanted to add in this P.S.
We are standing there in the checkout line at Publix. The checker has scanned all of our groceries, and she comes to the end of the pile of coupons Christy has brought with her.

And she says ...

"Oh, it looks like I owe you money!"

Can you imagine hearing that when you walk out of the grocery store. I almost fell over when I heard it. And, it wasn't because we wrote a check for over the amount we owed. Nope! She actually owed us money to walk out of the store, because of all the coupons Chris brought in. All I can say is ... WOW! That is pretty freaking cool.

But, Chris added in a pack of gum at the end so we could pay them something, instead of them owing us. What an absolute thrill, to go grocery shopping and get so much stuff for so little.

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