Sunday, April 5, 2009

Uncompromised Savings

Let me first say that the snacks that Joshua picked out were a huge hit in the lunchboxes this week. And he felt so great picking out healthy snacks that are also fun!

Our Publix trip today was super-successful! I paid $129.63 out of pocket for the week's groceries. I saved $73.66 in coupons and other deals. I'm noticing that it could be very easy to get caught up in the couponing thing and start purchasing unhealthy items just because they are Buy One Get One Free (B1G1). I pass by coupons all the time for foods that would be cheap, but also not nutrient packed.

A great example of coupon use today was my purchase of Tropicana 50. Tropicana 50 has 50% less sugar. We rarely drink any other juice than orange juice. The only reason why we drink orange juice is because I mix the kids' fish oil supplement in it. Anyhow, Publix has Tropicana 50 on sale for B1G1. There was also a coupon holder right under the Tropicana 50 for $1.00 off one carton.

So my purchase looks like this:
1 carton at $3.79 and one free = 2/$3.79 - 2 $1 off coupons (one for each carton)= 2/$1.79 or about $.90 each. I purchased 4 of the cartons spending about $3.60 for all 4. If you are following the math - it means I purchased 4 cartons of healthy orange juice for less than the regular price of one carton.

Another great advantage today is Publix's Buy Theirs, Get Ours sale. Which means I purchase a national brand and get the Publix equivalent for free.

So my purchase looks like this:

Purchase Newmans Own Salsa for $2.59, get the more expensive ($2.99) Publix Greenwise Organic salsa for free.

Yippee for savings!

1 comment:

Leah said...

I am DYING to go to a Publix. They're building one about 40 minutes from here and I'm gonna drag my kids over there just to check it out! SO jealous!