Making Sense of the 1¢ Item

A reader recently emailed me asking, “Does it make sense to spend $10 just to get a 1¢ item?”


Well, it does when you shop using coupons. Look at the following scenarios below and judge for yourself.

Today’s 1¢ item at Publix Single Roll Paper Towel

Great filler items to meet the $10 minimum purchase threshold this week are:

Glade 2-oz. Soy Based Candle $3.19 ea.
-Use coupon for FREE Glade 2-oz. Soy Based Candle, value up to $3.49!– 08-09-09 SS
Final Cost: FREE

CoverGirl Eyeshadow $2.49 ea.
-Use $2/1 CoverGirl or Queen Items, Publix coupon Publix Green Advantage Buy Flyer: (exp 8-28-09)
-Use $1/1 CoverGirl item Covergirl Products, Any – 08-02-09 PG
Final Cost: FREE + .50¢ overage

CoverGirl Nailpolish $2.99 ea.
-Buy (2) CG nail polish= $5.98/2
-Use (2) $2/1 CoverGirl or Queen Items, Publix coupon
Publix Green Advantage Buy Flyer: (exp 8-28-09)
-Use (2) $1/1 or (1) $2.50/2 CoverGirl item Covergirl Products, Any – 08-02-09 PG
Final Cost: FREE + .51¢ overage

As you can see with just the first (3) scenarios, we have already met the $10 minimum purchase requirement. The great thing about the above scenario is that it is a “MONEY MAKER“.

The .51¢ and .50¢ overage can help cover the cost of your newspaper. Keep in mind that the pre-discount cost of the 1¢ item counts towards the $10 minimum also.

Shout Trigger Spray $1.50 ea.
-Buy (2) Shout Trigger Spray -Use (1) BOGO from the Smart Summertime Savingsbooklet -Use (1) $1/1 Shout Laundry Product, 08-02-09 or 07-12-09 SS
Final Cost: .25¢ ea

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, save up to $2.50
-Buy (2) Yoplait Fiber One yogurt = $2.50
-Use (2) $1/1 Yoplait Fiber One yogurt
printable & printable, 08-09-09 SS or 07-12-09 SS coupon
Final Cost: .25¢ ea

Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner $1.35 ea.
-Use (1) .50¢/1 or $1/1 Lysol Trigger Spray 07-12-09 or 08-09-09 SS
Final Cost: .35¢ ea


There are many more items that can be included here, however I have only listed a few just to give you an idea of how beneficial it is to purchase at least (1) newspaper from Publix on Sunday or Monday.

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