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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. 

EARTH FARE MARKET: 20% Off Bulk Foods – Honor Our Earth

Earth Day Savings Offer
Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets
4/18/12 – 4/22/12

20% Off Bulk Food
(less packaging = less waste)

PLU 80092

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Well, well, well – How Convenient !  
Earth Fare makes it simple to get the discount.  You decide if you want to (a) print the coupon, (b) show it on your mobile device, or (c) simply provide the PLU #80092 to the cashier.  I received my coupon by email, and so can you.  Visit Earth Fare and sign up.  You can find a nice selection of organic and natural foods at Earth Fare.

(oops – I originally had the wrong title on this post, but updated it right away.)

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FREE: Unlimited Sunday Newspaper Coupon Inserts at Supermarket – 1st TIME EVER

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ALDI’S Newbie — Liberating!!

I’ve been a die-hard Publix shopper for a while now, with a very occasional Target trip.  I’ve nearly mastered the most efficient methods for saving an average of 70% savings.  And I’m very satisfied with that at this time.  But I was lured in to the nearly new Aldi’s by the weekly ad that started today.  How could I resist 89¢ per pound for split boneless chicken breasts.  The fun began when we parked and found “free” shopping cart, already saving me 25¢ before I walked in the door.  I felt like I was in a cartoon, as I looked at every product on the deep shelves filled with boxes of neatly packed boxes and bags of popular items with packaging and names that often sound like and look like the “name” brand, but are being offerred at a deep discount, also known as Aldi’s everday low prices.

I spent $30.06 and feel like I got a great bang for my buck.  At first I had an unusual, sort of creepy feeling like I was missing some obvious deal to be made by stacking coupons and BOGOs.  It was becuse my brain was not in BOGO-coupon-stacking mode as it usually is in Publix.  It was absolutely a liberating shopping experience to shop with nothing but cash in my pocket.  During this trip, I did not miss my aisle by aisle list from Publix’s website, nor my coupon organizer filled with coupons harvested from blinkie machines, magazines, peelies, mail requests, displays, booklets, packaging, and of course Sunday newspaper inserts.  The only disappointment was that there were no more 89¢ boneless chicken breasts, as they they were all gone within two hours of opening the store.  Obviously they don’t receive enough.  I spoke to one of the staff and she explained that each store gets an amount determined by management outside the store.

For $30.08, I bought:
3 lb boneless chicken breast, frozen, 5.99
16″ deli pizza, (this is very large) 4.99
1 giant pineapple 1.39
2 lb pears 1.19
2 lb green grapes 1.79
3 lb onions .99
32 oz Lite & Fit nonfat plain yogurt 1.99

1 garlic lovers hummus 1.69

1 bag shrimp lo mein, frozen (serves 4) 3.99
12″ frozen cheese pizza .99
12″ frozen combo pizza 1.99
1 raisins 1.79
1 sweet pickle relish 1.29

I count about 24 lunches or dinners, plus snacks out of this shop.  I’ll just need to supplement the chicken, lo mein and pizzas with a salad or some freebie Birdseye veggies alrady stockpiled at home.  I defiitely would have done better at Publix mostly because I have a Winn-Dixie coupon for $5 off $30.  Beyond that, I probably could have save a couple of dollars on the lo mein.  We ate the $1.99 pizza with some homemade roasted veggies for dinner tonight.   It was full of flavor, had a perfectly crispy crust and a nice covering of gooey melted cheeze.  So dinner tonight cost 1.99 (as I got the veggies for free last month in Publix during the great Birdseye deal where some turned in to moneymakers.

If you haven’t been to Aldi’s, which is part of a successful international supermarket company with stores throughout the world,  I would recommend giving it a try if for nothing other than the incredible produce prices that Publix doesn’t come close to.  You’ll also get to witness the incredibly thoughtful and respectful way that the cashiers are provided with cushioned seats with backs so they can remain comfortable and off their feet throught much of their work day.  I applaud that practice.

Happy Shopping

FREE: All Week – 1 Pound Natural Chicken Breasts @ Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets

All Natural – FREE of Antibiotics, FREE of Growth Hormones

FREE of Cost.  Just FREE.

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Expires 10/23/11

 

Earth Fare Supermarkets – Free Gift with $25 Purchase

Earth Fare Healthy Supermarkets are offering a free gift when you purchase $25 in health and body care products.  See stores for details, or call ahead.  Never shopped at Earth Fare, view the store locator here.

 

 

 

FREE from EarthFare – Veggie Burgers or Chicken with Printable Coupon

EarthFare, known as the healthy supermarket, is offering a very nice coupon when you register at their site.   Here is the printable coupon I was offered when I registered today.  You can pick up your freebie at one of their 21 stores in any of 6 states.  For a listing of their stores, click here. EarthFare is a supermarket where you can find local, organic and farm fresh foods, along with ready-to-go freshly prepared foods, and much more.

Free Whole Chicken or Box of Veggie Burgers with $10 Purchase

**TIP**
You may only get one chance to print the coupon, so be ready to print when you get to the coupon.   

COMPLETE STORE LISTING, VIEW HERE