The Benefits of Coupons

I hadn’t planned on shopping today. It was dreary out, my son was sick and I was tired. I had plenty of homekeeping chores to attend to and it looked like it would be one of those days. Luckily I had already pre-cooked a roasted chicken and didn’t have to think about dinner tonight.

My husband gently reminded me that I had told him I needed to go to the store on Monday. Well that was last Thursday when I said that. Back when I was full of energy and looking forward to the new Publix sale.

Right…the new Publix sale. My mind started racing as I remembered the FREE items that I would get if I went shopping today. All of a sudden I felt rejuvenated. So, I quickly finished cleaning the Master bath and headed out to the store.

I didn’t really make multiple transaction I have just categorized my deals by transaction to make the savings easier to explain.

Transaction #1: MEATS

(21 breasts or 7 pks) Boneless Chicken Breasts = $20.65
Saved = $22.38

(1) Boneless Chuck Roast = $6.82
Saved = $2.28

(2) London Broil = $9.65
Saved = $6.13

Total Before Savings: $67.91
Total After Savings: $37.12
Total Saved: $30.79 or 46%

Transaction #2

(8) Muellers Pasta $0.37 ea. = $2.96
(12) 6 oz. Stonyfield yogurt cups $0.35 ea. = $4.20
(3) Pam Cooking Spray $0.31 ea. = $0.93
(6) Betty Crocker Potatoes $0.38 = $2.28
(2) Publix Reusable Shopping Bags = FREE
(15) Yellow Advantage Flier Coupon Booklets = FREE
(4) Go Organic Coupon Booklets = FREE

Total Before Coupons: $35.52
Total After Coupons: $10.37
Total Saved: $25.15 or 70%

Transaction #3: BREAKFAST

(22) Boxes of Kellogg’s Cereal $1.09 ea = $24.09
(7) DanActive Yogurt Drinks = FREE
Total Before Coupons: $109.68
Total After Coupon: $24.09
Total Saved: $85.59 or 78%
TOTAL BEFORE COUPONS: $237.25

TOTAL AFTER COUPONS: $80.88

According to my receipt I saved $156.37 or 66%

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Comments

  1. Vintagesquirrel says

    That’s positively amazing! I’ll bet you felt good about having gone to the store after that, huh? Keep up the good work.
    -Michelle
    P.S. Are you even the teensiest bit afraid you’re gonna hate Smart Start after eating all those boxes? Haha

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