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  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Friday Finals 5/17

on 5.15.2009 at 5:20pm

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It’s been another week off from shopping for us pretty much.  I did go to Publix once and though I didn’t use a single coupon, we did save a little money sticking to house brands and sales.  We spent $12 and saved $7.

We bought:
Pretzel Sticks
Ocean Spray Juice

Strange trip I know, but it was for a fun play date snack.  We love to make people and things out of pretzels and marshmallows, and then they are so yummy to eat.

How did you do this week?  Comment about your deals or link to your deal post.  (Any links to posts other than savings from shopping will be deleted.)

    • Angela W

      Today was a good day at Bi-Lo!
      Mostly condiments – BBQ sauce, hot sauce, mustard, worchestershire sauce.
      3 of those VERY YUMMY Ritz baked cracker chips ($.65 ea!)
      21 Vitamin Water 10
      2 Mentos Gum BOGO – I think I got overage….
      Some $.49 canned vegetables and Sara Lee Hot dog buns.
      Hit a snag with the Vitamin Water. I had 10 IP 50 cents off Q’s and 10 BOGO Q’s from the Earth Day booklet. Then one random $1 off Q.
      The cashier range the BOGO Q’s last, and the computer beeped after 5.
      I ended up paying $5 for 21 Vitamin Waters. Not bad!
      Anyway, My total before savings was $75.89
      I actually paid $12.57 for 6 bags of groceries!

    • Stacey

      Bi-Lo yesterday:

      3 Kraft BBQ Sauces
      5 Kraft Dressings
      4 Bags Ritz Chips
      2 Keebler Rainbow Chips Deluxe
      1 McCormick Pepper


      Bi-Lo today:

      6 Kraft BBQ Sauces
      3 Bags Ritz Chips
      2 French’s Mustard
      1 Texas Pete
      2 2-Liter Sodas
      1 Popcorn Seasoning


      Loving this!!

    • Melissa

      What a great idea for a fun snack! I think I will try the marshmallows and pretzels with my 4 y.o.

      I got $170 worth of groceries for $74! Not bad for my first “Official” week of full grocery shopping. (With a menu list for two weeks!!)

    • Chantelle

      This was my first week to actually use this system and keep track of my purchases. I did some very good stockpiling so I’m happy!
      Here is what I got and how much I saved:
      SubTotal Savings total w/tax
      5/9 Target 30.42 16.37 15.40
      5/9 FoodWorld (Triple Coupons) 54.52 28.79 28.75
      5/10 Publix 82.53 47.63 38.91
      5/11 WalGreen’s 32.87 21.27 13.14
      5/11 Winn-Dixie 40.90 25.95 16.84
      + 2 free movie tickets
      5/12 Target 22.09 17.5 5.86
      5/12 Target 18.25 13.2 6.04
      5/11 Aldi 12.57

      This is meat and produce and all of my purchases for the week. This was a great stock up week for me and I probably will only have a few very small purchases this week! I calcuate my total savings as 58%! (This includes using my Aldi figure in the total but no savings calculated….)

    • Sharon

      Bilo was wonderful this week for condiments and seasonings!!! 147.00 for 24 and some change…… Picked up some great coupons, they had tear pads of coupons everywhere!!! 2.00 off energizer batteries (only good on the 8pks of AA or AAA) Bilo has them for 4.46 right now so 2.46 for 8pk not bad, Also buy 2 kraft dressings get 1.00 off any produce, (that made for 2 bottles of kraft dressing and 1 head of lettuce for 41 cent) 1.00 off ritz crackers, and 55 cent off cornmeal. Ck yours for clearance items, mine had Pledge multi surface floor wet wipes for 2.41 and I had 1 off, also the Windex antibacterial multi surface wipes for 1.41 and had 1 off. Cant wait to go to Publix on Monday.

    • Christen

      Did great at Publix today! spent $56.05, saved $94.63- was really pleased with the coke deal after my $1 coupons they were $1.50 a 12 pack, haven’t seen that price in many years.

    • Betsy

      I’m still new at this and this past week was probably my best as far as saving. I shop exclusively at Publix and on Wednesday I spent $27.97 and saved $75.47!!!
      I also got several of the free items, yoplait yogurt, mccormick spices, and ritz crackers!
      I don’t have my receipt, but Sunday I spent $16 or so and saved over $30!
      Last week I spent a little more, getting some fish, chicken, etc.
      This is great!!! I’ve been trying to get my friends into it, but most of them think I’m crazy!

    • Dmay

      Has anyone heard about Publix changing their rules about what constitutes a competitor? I saw on a blog that a competitor has to be no more than 8 miles away. Previously, I had heard it was 45 miles. Which is right?

      • Jenny

        With competitor coupons, there is no set determination that is used. It is up to the store manager to decide who they think is a competitor so every store will vary even stores within 5 miles of each other.

    • Julie

      I was told by a manager at Publix (on Towne Lake) that the only competitior coupons that they will take are Kroger, or Ingles, that they are no longer going to take the Rite Aid or Target coupons, because they are not a “True competitor”. I tried to agrue the point that there is a Super Target within 3 minles of the store and was told that it is “not on the same playing field.”

    • Tina

      I just got off the phone with our district manager and he told me it was 10m.

    • Angela W

      That’s ok, my friends/coworkers think I’m crazy too. They do admire my savings, though!

    • jen

      bilo bought:
      3 snuggles jobloe
      6 keebler cookies
      4 mustards
      4 texas pete
      4 ritz baked crackers
      4 ranch bacon dressing
      total 12.32 plus i got back 3.00 from snuggles,and 5.00 from kraft great week wish i had more coupons!!!!really spent 4.32

    • liz

      Seller Bros. In Texas
      4 Bar S Hot dogs @ .39 w/ $10 purchase used 2 $1/2 coupon
      1 32 oz Yoplait Yogurt Fam size 1.88 used 1 .50 Q then it doubles
      24 pack of cottonelle tissue 6.97 used $1.50 coupon from mailer
      3 Downy Softner 2.44 Ea. used 3 $2/1 PG Brand Q
      $17.73 $7.23