As EXTREME as this couponer gets

Okay, so last night I posted a picture on Facebook of my latest Publix shopping trip. It has been a long time since I scored deals like these (mostly because of this overwhelmed baby brain). 🙂 Not all of my grocery trip savings are this crazy.

I was blown away when you all posted what you thought I had spent on all these items. While I did score nearly an 80% in savings… I spent a bit more than you all guessed I spent. But I do have to say that I take your responses as a compliment. I only uses coupons… no magical powers. 😉

Here is what I bought…




Keep in mind, yes I stocked up on some sale items that my family will use but I also had to grab some items that we needed that were not necessarily on sale. We plan our meals ahead each week, so some items below are for the meals we will be making. Or things like tp, which we just needed. 🙂

  • bounty paper towels: $6.99
  • charmin toilet paper: $6.99
  • 2 coppertone sunscreen: $6.49 each (sale price)
  • 2 kool-aid pouch packs: $2.00 each
  • apple and eve juice 8pk: $1.50
  • 2 buitoni pasta: $3.50 bogo (used a rain check from a previous sale)
  • 6 motts apple juice: $2.00 each (sale price)
  • 4 jars planters peanuts: $3.99 bogo
  • 2 lipton tea: $4.69 bogo
  • 2 pretzels crisps: $3.29 bogo
  • 5 lbs of ribs: $7.46 (sale price)
  • 4 sabra hummus: $3.99 bogo
  • kosher salt: $1.00
  • 4 lays chips: $4.29 bogo
  • 2 cheez-its: $4.19 bogo
  • 2 chex cereal: $3.59 bogo
  • 1 15 oz kikkoman soy sauce: $2.39
  • 5 sambazon juice: $2.99 each
  • Publix butter 4 pk: $2.50
  • blue cheese: $2.99
  • 2 thomas english muffins: $4.19 bogo
  • 3 dozen organic cage free eggs: $2.29-$2.79
  • publix bag of coleslaw: $1.79
  • cole slaw dressing: $1.99
  • 2 breakstone sour cream: $2.59 bogo
  • 4 athenos feta cheese: $1.99 bogo
  • 4 jennie o ground turkey patty 12 pks: $8.59 bogo
  • 2 bags fresh express lettuce: $3.99 bogo
  • 2 boxes of state fair corn dogs: $3.49 bogo
  • champagne vinegar 5.65 (for some of my hubbys delicious recipes)
  • apple cider vinegar 1.75
  • lance cracker 8pk: $3.09

Original total for these items: $277.56

After coupons and sales I paid: $70.07

I then went used the ibotta app. After my savings there I will get reimbursed $13.25. (Sign- up for this app if you have not already! You get reimbursed after your shopping trip for certain items you buy!)

That will make my total amount spent: $56.82
and my overall savings: $220.74
A savings of nearly 80%!!!


For a few more ways that I try and save my family money check out my Simple Savings page.

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