Monday Savings

One of the things J and I are working on right now is saving money by clipping coupons.

As a fun post, I thought I would share each Monday what my best finds of the week were at our favorite grocery store, Publix.

I actually went shopping last week because the deals were so great I couldn’t resist. I am going back today to pick up a few more things I want since we still have some money left in our grocery fund for September.

Item Original Price Coupon/Discount Price after Discount Avg. Price per Item Est. Savings
Oscar Myer Lunch Meat (7 oz) 3 1 2 2.00 33%
Oscar Myer Lunch Meat (7 oz) 3 1 2 2.00 33%
Oscar Myer Lunch Meat (7 oz) 3 1 2 2.00 33%
Pillsbury Grands 1.25 1 0.25 0.75 40%
Pillsbury Grands 1.25 0 1.25 0.75 40%
Lysol Air Fabric 4.59 1 + 1 2.59 2.59 44%
Ocean Spray Trail mix 2.25 B1G1 0 1.13 50%
Ocean Spray Trail mix 2.25 0 2.25 1.13 50%
Farm Rich (Motzerella) 6.99 B1G1 +.75 -0.75 2.75 61%
Farm Rich (Motzerella) 6.99 0.75 6.24 2.75 61%
Lysol Cleaner Liquid 3.19 B1G1 0 1.10 66%
Lysol Cleaner Liquid 3.19 1 2.19 1.10 66%
SuperPretzel 2.99 B1G1 + .50 -0.5 1.00 67%
SuperPretzel 2.99 0.5 2.49 1.00 67%
Smart Balance Milk 2.5 1 +.75 0.75 0.75 70%
Glass Plus Cleaner 2.49 B1G1 +.50 -0.5 0.75 70%
Glass Plus Cleaner 2.49 0.5 1.99 0.75 70%
Green Giant Fresh Steamers 2.39 B1G1 +.5 -0.5 0.70 71%
Green Giant Fresh Steamers 2.39 0.5 1.89 0.70 71%
Wishbone Salad Dressing 2.89 B1G1 +.75 -0.75 0.70 76%
Wishbone Salad Dressing 2.89 0.75 2.14 0.70 76%
Nestle Cookies 3.29 1 2.29 0.77 77%
Nestle Cookies 3.29 B1G1 + .75 -0.75 0.77 77%
$5 off purchase of $25 or more 5 -5 -5
71.55 21.5 23.57 33% 67%

I think we got some really good sales this week. I was super happy about the cheap Nestle Break and Bake cookies since I always have lots of company and fresh cookies is always a great welcome. For $0.77 each, you can’t beat the price! Plus with the break-and-bakes, you don’t have to do a full batch. If you just need three cookies, that’s all you have to make (although, why I would only need three cookies, I don’t know).

Some brand of salad dressing always seems to be on sale. $0.70 per bottle is about as cheap as I’ve seen it. Wishbone is typically a bit cheaper than the Kraft brands anyways and with the great $0.75 off coupon and buy one get one free sale its really a great deal. For these, I usually buy some version of Italian dressing because we use that the most in marinades and it doesn’t matter what brand it is.

The item with the least discount is also one of my favorites of the week. Oscar Myer lunch meat. Typically these are almost $4 at Publix but you can easily wait for a sale when they drop to $3. We usually buy the Hillshire Farms brand because its a bit more meat, they are always $3 and you get a re-usable container. However, when I found the $1 off coupon, this brought these to a great price. This is one of the items I am going back today to pick up some more.

Overall this week was a great trip. Lots of food that we need and use and at 67% off savings, it really was a great trip.