>> Thursday, December 31, 2009
Moving from Kentucky to Florida has meant leaving my beloved Kroger behind. I do have a plenty of stores to choose from here including a Publix. I've heard great things about Publix so I figured I needed to check it out. Moving also means we have to restock our pantry and freezer. For Christmas, I received gift cards to Target, WalMart & Publix which will make restocking easier on us given our current budget. I plan to stretch those cards as far as I can. This week I decided to give Publix a try and was pleasantly surprised for the most part. I'm finding bread, milk and meat to be quite expensive here so I'm going to have to figure out where to get the best deals on those. So far I've not found any of the awesome Manager's Specials on bread like I was used to in Kentucky.
So here's how I did at Publix. Keep in mind we had nothing in the freezer and not much in the pantry so not everything purchased was a rock bottom deal.
I spent: $39.57 (on gift card so ZERO out of pocket)
I saved: $33.64
2 pkgs. Wonka Gummies $2 minus (2) $1/1 Qs =Free
Boston Butt Roast $4.14
Nesquick Strawberry Milk $1 minus .50/1 Q = .50 cents
Kraft Singles $2 minus .50/1 Q = $1.50
Dannon Activia Yogurt $2 minus $1/1 Q = $1
Dannon Danimals $2 minus $1/1 Q = $1
Arnold Wheat bread $1.89 minus .55/1 Q = $1.34
Emerald Peanuts B1G1 $3.29 minus $1.50/2 Q = .89 cents each
3 lbs. apples $1.99
2 8 ct. pkgs. Juicy Juice B1G1 $2.99 minus $1/2 MFQ and $1/2 Target Q = .50 cents each
Cheez Its B1G1 $4.09 minus $1/2 Q= $1.54 each
I also stopped by Target to check out their after Christmas clearance.
I spent $4.15(on gift card, ZERO out of pocket)
I saved $8
2 bags M&Ms $2.98(reg. $5.98) minus $1/2 Q = .99 cents each
2 pkgs. Ritz crackers $2.98 (reg. $5.98) minus $1/2 Q = .99 cents each