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PUBLIX: $14.82 for 20 Meals + Vitamins + Lots of Chocolate Treats

PUBLIX
Extreme Savings For A Small Shopping Trip
We didn’t need much of anything from the supermarket this week.  The only thing I really wanted to grab while on sale was the new product by Silk – Fruit & Protein beverage.  I enjoy trying new “healthy” products, especially when I have awesome coupons.
Publix: 
  • 1 Odwalla Organic Carrot Juice, half-gallon (sale $5)
  • 8 Vitalicious Egg White/Low Fat Cheese/Whole Grain Breakfast Sandwiches, 2 ct. (clearance $1 ea)
  • 2 Silk  Protein & Fruit Smoothie Beverages, 1 qt, (sale $2 ea)
  • 2 Sundown Vitamin D ($3.29 ea)
  • 2 Hershey Mini Chocolates, 15+ oz ea (clearance, Easter candy $3 ea)
  • 1 Russell Stover Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs (clearance, Easter candy $0.25 ea)
  • 4 Russell Stover Chocolate Covered Coconut Eggs (clearance, Easter candy $0.25 ea)
Coupons:
  • 1 $5 off $30 Purchase, Winn-Dixie coupon from Enjoy The City booklet
  • 1 $5 off 2 Sundown Vitamins, Publix Green Advantage Flyer
  • 1 $1 off Any Dairy Item (Publix Baby Club coupon)
  • 2 $1 off 1 Sundown, peelies
  • 2 $1.50 off 1 Silk Product, any size (printed)
TOTAL VALUE:  $71.97*
TOTAL COUPONS:  $16
TOTAL COST:  $14.82
TOTAL SAVED:  $57.15*, or 80%
20 Meals: 
  • 16 Breakfast Sandwiches + 4 oz organic carrot juice
  • 4 Protein & Fruit Beverages (Each container has 32 oz, but I’m counting 16 oz as one meal replacement for a lunch or a light dinner @ about 300 calories and about 10 grams of protein – I’m doing this part from memory.)
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*NOTE:  Total Value and Total Saved per receipt are quite wrong, because they don’t take in to account the clearance items.  They rung up so that they don’t show as sale items with a “you saved” amount listed.  So I recalculated using the regular prices for the clearance items to more accurately reflect the Total Value and Total Saved.  Vitalicious sandwiches reg. $4.49 ea.  Hershey’s reg. $5.99 ea.  Easter eggs reg. $1 ea. 

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PUBLIX: 39 Meals – 47 Snacks – 16 Cups Milk & Juice – More – $59.33

PUBLIX AD 
(ending 4/18/12 in Florida)
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Publix did not accept Winn-Dixie $5 off $30 coupons toward the two $50 gas cards because I had the two Publix $10 off coupons from current ad. There were lots of posts and comments here and there about how Publix accepted both coupons stacked, but my Publix said it would be too many “store” coupons per their policy.  I knew that and was fine with it, but thought I’d ask anyway.
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Groceries Purchased
1 Odwalla organic carrot juice, 1/2 gal.
1 Simply OJ, large

1 Romaine lettuce hearts, 3 ct.1 Organic milk, 1 gal

2 Kraft Milkbites, 5 ct.
1 Kraft large size Swiss cheese slices
2 Kraft Fresh Taste cheese mixes
1 turkey cobb salad from deli, just made (enough four 2 meals)

1 fountain drink, 32 oz
1 Boar’s Head deli turkey, 4+ oz.
1 Hormel Natural deli turkey, 8 oz.
2 Mrs. Paul’s Parchment Tilapia, 2 ct.
2 Birdseye steam veg, 4 servings per bag
2 Birdseye Voila, 3 servings per bag
6 Red Baron Pizza, full size
1 Lenders bagels, NY Style
2 chocolate bunnies, hollow, med.
2 Mazaretti salad dressing, refrigerated (and one didn’t 777777777777777
1 Sunmaid raisins, largest
1 Badia garlic powder, largest
1 Organic Publix black beans, can
1 La Tortilla, large
4 Snackwell snack bars
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$150.54 Value
$59.33 spent out of pocket
$91.21 saved, over 60%
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Now lets see how many meals I expect to get from my $59.33 expenditure.  We don’t eat much meat or poultry 
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39 Meals
4 parchment tilapa w/steamed veggies
18 pizza and simple salad
4 deli wraps – turkey or chicken, cheese, lettuce, (slices of onion from pantry)
5 bagels for breakfast (butter, spread or jam from fridge)
2 Cobb salad
6 Voila by Birdseye
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47 Snack and Treats
20 Snackwell bars*
10 Milkbites*
14 servings raisins
1 bagel
2 chocolate bunnies
*The bars can also be a quick breakfast along with a glass of OJ or fresh fruit
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Remainder for fridge and pantry
8 cups organic juice
8 cups organic milk
and a few more things
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Gas Cards Purchased
2 Shell gas cards, $50 ea
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I used printable and clipped coupons, plus three of the $5 off from the Enjoy the City book.  I also forgot to give cashier two coupons totaling $1.25.  Next time…

FREE: Babybel Cheese by Laughing Cow – At Earth Fare with $5 Purchase

FREE CHEESE

Valid April 4 – 8, 2012
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Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets
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When you make a $5 purchase, you’ll get a package of Laughing Cow’s Babybel Cheese.
View Deal Here 
login may be required (but worth it)

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FREE: No Hitches – 8″x10″ Photo Collage From Walgreen’s – Today Only

Day 1 of 7
Walgreen’s 7 Days of Deals
April 1, 2012
Head to Walgreen’s online and create your free 8″ x 10″ photo collage.  Pick up at the store to avoid shipping charges.
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Enter coupon code 7DDCOLLG at checkout by April 1st

6 More Days of Walgreen’s Deals To Come

Check-in Here Tomorrow

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Coupons Are Not My Life – But I Sure Do Like Them!

“The” Original Coupon

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  • Do I enjoy legitimately free and deeply discounted groceries from my local supermarket, also known as extreme saving.  Yes!
  • Do I spend a good deal of time reading a mixed bag of emails each week, scouring websites, blogs and more in search of great deals?  Yes!
  • Do I have a life beyond coupons and groceries?  Yes!

I recognize that it may seem to some that “all” I spend my time on is couponing.  It could be an easy conclusion or stereotype they might consider since  READ MORE

 

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FREE: Over $140 at Staples – Duracell Batteries – Copy Paper – HP Photo Paper – McAfee Antivirus Plus – Titanium Antivirus

STAPLES

BEST SAVINGS IN A WHILE

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Staple’s current weekly ad is filled with the little boxes of inforamtion about big big savings.  Visit the ad online and look for 6 FREE items (after receiving your Stapes Rewards or Easy Rebates).

  • Duracell CopperTop Batteries 16/pk AA or AAA
  • Hammermill White Copy Paper Ream
  • Staples Color Copy Paper Ream
  • HP Photo Paper Pkg, 8.5 x 11
  • McAfee Antivirus Plus
  • Titanium Antivirus

Additionally, you can grab up to two cases of multi-purpose copy papers for just $9.99 (reg. $48.99) after receiving your Staples Rewards.

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$2 Meal for Two – Eat Well – Coupons Are A Must

$2 Dinner For 2
Ingredients & instructions
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This meal serves well as a lunch, brunch or dinner, and breakfast of course.  Thanks to shopping with coupons, we are able to enjoy this healthy meal for $1 or less per person, based on recipes for 2.

How?
When the perfect combination of sales, store coupons, and manufacturer coupons come together to create a scenario where I can get groceries totally FREE or at a super low price,

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