Even On an Off Day the Publix Weekly Ad is Worthy

Here is the Publix receipt from my last shopping trip.;I guess we have to take the good with the bad sometimes. I used the Publix Weekly ad on Sunday and I wasn’t able to find as many buy one get one free items as I wanted. I don’t know if it was just an off day or if I didn’t do a good enough job of selecting the items on sale. The fact that this was really quick trip because I was tired must have played into it, too. Regardless, I was still able to save $20.70 with these BOGO offers as well as some sale items, so that’s not too bad!

The shocker was how the lady located two customers in front of me pulled out a wad of coupons and I tried my best to see how much money she had saved until I just gave up and asked her, point blank!

She said her weekly ad shopping netted her approximately $45.00 while the coupons tacked on another nice $26.00 in savings. She was kind enough to show me the receipt and her total was $176.54. Not bad at all; that’s a total of $71.00 saved in one trip and it was much better than mine. How did this happen when I take pride in being the most cost-conscious person out there? LOL!

The answer is; I got lazy and didn’t really take enough time to make the type of shopping plan at Publix I normally do. Aside from that, I am a big believer in that no matter how good you think you are, don’t become too cocky because, chances are, there is always someone who can do it better than you! This lady sure did a lot better than me on this day!

Here are the items I saved money on:

  • Post Honey Bunches of Oats (Pecan) – I paid for 2 and got 2 free
  • Publix paper towels
  • AngelSoft toilet tissue
  • 2 T-Bone Steaks (savings of $4.20)
  • Stayfree maxi Pads ($1.00 off)
  • 5 Oscar Mayer Lunchables ($1.00 off for each)

The total amount I paid on this trip was $142.96.

I went back home and looked at the Publix weekly ad on the Internet to see where I went wrong. After checking it for a few minutes, I realized many of the products I would normally get were simply not on sale as usual. Still, I missed at least 7 items I could have bought in bulk and perhaps I could have doubled my savings on this trip.

Mora of the story here is; take a few extra minutes to go over your list by re-checking the weekly ad so you don’ miss out on obvious good deals like I did that day.

Publix Weekly Ad For This Week Alert: One of My Best Shopping Trips Yet

You probably already know how the Publix weekly ad and I already connect in a big way. This past week was no exception as I accessed my trusted weekly ad and started to work on getting the best deals possible.

I did do something different this time around; I involved my mother who was wanting to see exactly how I select each item and assemble my shopping list using my weekly ads plan and the grocery ads.

How Did I Fare With the Publix Weekly Ads This Week?

The Publix weekly ad is something you can count on for spectacular savings week after week.The Publix ads for this week looked phenomenal as I opened up the flyer on the Internet as well as the physical flyer right next to me, something I have also done differently this time around. Funny how the physical Publix weekly at my store was exactly the same as the one on the Internet. This enabled my mother to follow along easily as I picked each item while assembling my shopping list.

As usual, I started with the buy one get one free offers and started with the Tostitos tortilla chips; I grabbed four bags of these, saving $10 in the process. I moved on to the item right next to it which was the Red Baron pizza and I saved $13 buying 4 of these, too. Now, those pizzas are not exactly the most healthy option for my kids but they absolutely love this treat; so I figured I would give it to them over a four-week period to satisfy their longing for pizza. Compare this to ordering out 4 times to Domino’s or Papa John’s and I am sure you can see how much money you can save by getting BOGO offers for pizza!

So far, I had saved about $23 on the first page of the public weekly ad alone! I bought the Oscar Mayer classic beef franks and got myself four packs for the weekend barbecue we were going to have. I got two originals and 1 of the 98% fat free packages, as well as a light package for those who wanted to stay a little more healthy. I am always concerned with the salt content when it comes to frankfurters or so-called hotdogs but every now and then is okay as long as we don’t overdo it.

The Savings Quickly Start Mounting With the Publix Flyer

I was already up to a $35 in savings before I turned the page a few more times. I was able to get the Fresh Express salad blends for BOGO offers and saved another 8 dollars. At that point I was thinking; finally, a healthy product! I continued trying to pick out healthy items and settled for a Flat-Out bread offer and got four of these to save another $6.50.

As you can see, at this point I was up to $49.50 in savings. I continued for five more pages and was able to get my paws on more useful products for myself and my family and saved another $37 on top of what I had already tallied up.

The total savings with the Publix ads for this week amounted to $86.50. By the time I finished rounding out all the other items on my list, some of them which were not on sale at all, I still only spent $141.58 and came away with an incredible amount of savings.

The end result for my family is that we can eat for a good two weeks on that $141.58 amount. Now, if you take into account how the average family, according to many sources, spends an average of $600-$800 a month on groceries, I would say this is a pretty stupendous amount of savings, don’t you agree?