Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Do you get applause when you shop?

Today when I checked out at Publix, the friendly cashier gave me a round of applause. He also encouraged my boys (I had the 11 year old and 9 year old with me) to keep learning from Mom because "she is very smart." The 11yo said, "Yea, I know!" LOL I really don't feel like what I did today was worthy of applause, it just wasn't that great but I did get stuff we use and it was cheap so I am OK with that.

Forgive the not so great arranging. I had about 15 minutes before I needed to pick up my youngest daughter from the high school and so just kind of threw the stuff up there.

Today's haul included:
2 Miracle Whip 2.18/each. 
14 bags of Pizza Rolls 1.89/each.
10 boxes of Go-Gurt 1.40/each
6 boxes of Pop Tarts .97/each
16 Old Orchard 100% juice .75/each
8 boxes of Deluxe Brownie mix 2.49/each
2 boxes Reese's Puff cereal 2.49/each
2 boxes of Cheerios 2.49/each
1 smaller box of Cheerios 1.99
2 pints of Starbuck's Ice cream 1.70/each
(and 2 cokes for the helpers 1.39/each)

Total before sales/coupons: 182.18
Special sales: 88.04
Coupons used: 28.85

Total out of pocket: 65.29 or a savings of 64%

Definitely not applause worthy in MY mind but enough to make my boys (and Harold, my cashier) proud.


Ashley Aeger said...

where did your coupons come from? the go gurt was that a store sale? or coupons? and the other items?

Rebecca said...

Hi Ashley,

I get my coupons from the paper, on-line or I order them from a coupon clipping service. I try to find blogs that post ads a week or so ahead of time so that I can order my coupons with enough time to get to the sales.

These deals were from last week's Publix sale. The Go-gurt was BOGO so about 1.40 each. I had 35 cent coupons which Publix will double so 70 cents off each one. My final price for the yogurt was about 70 cents each.