If you have read some of the other posts in this web site, I don’t have to tell you how much success I have been having using a Publix weekly circular when I shop for groceries. It has definitely transformed our family finances in a big way as we have consistently saved well over $200.00 a month and sometimes far more than that. It’s enough to cover a cell phone and light bill each month which, for a middle-class family like ours, is a huge thing. This past week was no different and in keeping with the real-life examples I have given you in the past here is another installment showing you what I bought and how much I saved this week.
Remember, all you have to do is either go to the official web site or pick up a Publix weekly circular ad right there in your local store. Also, keep in mind that not every store has the same ad; many locations have different ads than the next Publix.
I started out making a list of the essentials we need for the next two weeks and listed things like milk, eggs, whole wheat bread, Lunchables for the little ones (they love these), bottled water which is always on sale in one form or another at Publix, and a few other basic items that many of us usually always have on hand. Then I opened up the weekly ad and went to work!
From the 1st page the first thing that stood out for me was the porterhouse and t-bone steaks at 4.00 off a pound of their regular price so immediately I got to thinking of the amazing barbecue we would have this weekend. Anyway, you probably know I look through the weekly ad from front to back and I like to choose the buy one get one free offers and really special Publix deals first. I saw the Ocean Spray Juice cocktail as a Bogo offer so I chose four of those for a savings of $8.50 already. Right there next to it I saw my kids’ favorite snacks, the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish snack crackers at 1.00 each and I saved another $13.90! As you can see, I was at $-3.90 at this point; what a great start!
Next, I picked out the Potato Inspirations Honey Gold Potatoes as a Bogo offer and bought 2, saving another $3.99. I also picked out something I like as a fattening treat (hey, why not?) in the Danish Coffee Cake Strip (2 of them) and that was another $4.99 saved. I bought 4 boxes of Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal with a savings of $8.42, a 2 for $10 Gatorade deal for another $3.98 saved, 2 El Paso Dinner Kits for another $3.39 off, four 24 oz jars of Barilla Pasta Sauce which took another $6.10 off the price, and 4 Campbell’s Chunky soups giving me a $3.96 discount.
At this point, the Publix weekly ad circular was looking as good as it ever had and I was really excited as I kept looking through the last few pages. I bought 4 Lipton Tea bags for another $9.06 in savings, 4 Pasta Roni’s ($3.18), 2 Nabisco vanilla wafers ($3.99), and I stocked up on Boca Burgers bogo offer; I bought 10 boxes, saving another 20.75! So far I had saved $94.11 but it didn’t stop there. I bought a few other miscellaneous items that would be pointless to keep listing; I’m afraid your eyes will start hurting! However, as you can see, I was on my way to another big day using the Publix weekly circular, and when I finished shopping at my other favorite store using the Winn Dixie weekly ad, I had saved $189.32 and I spent $234.71 in total.