5/7 Publix - Feeding the Cravings...
I hit up Publix over the last few days to do 3 transactions. I had quite a bit I wanted to buy, and wanted to cash in on the last $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon I had. I spent quite a bit more than expected on my last transaction, but I wanted to splurge on Meat and Shrimp, which is just fine. Because I save so much the rest of the time, I'm allowed to once in a while.
I hate to say it but once again I didn't have the best experience at Publix this morning. I found everything I wanted, but when I got to checkout, there was only one lane open, with an older lady. I had a feeling she was gonna give me a hard time and she did. My first transaction with her for my bounce and soap, she took 5 minutes to look over my 4 coupons before putting them thur. Didn't say a word, just stared at them, I guess trying to find a reason I couldn't use them. As we moved on to my next transaction, she wanted all my coupons at one time. No way sister. I hand them over in sets. I don't spend all this time, clipping and organizing, so you can miss a few of those hard earned $$$$$. This must have pissed her off, because she began grabbing my sets from me, and didn't even bother to scan most of them, just put them in manually. When it came time for my $5/$20 Nestle Target Coupon, she didn't want to take it. I explained that the Pizzas and Stouffers were made my Nestle, I had spent $22 so I was allowed to use it. She hurried off to Customer Service. While she was gone I said to the bagger, "She's not very coupon friendly, is she?" Her response, "She's just trying to make sure shes doing her job right"
I said, " I understand that, but there is a nicer way to do it"
When she came back she didn't say anything, just rang up my coupon and handed me my receipt. I told them both to have a nice a day. Once I got home, I sent a email off to Publix to let them know, that she wasn't the friendliest. Publix advertises everywhere that they are the most coupon friendly store, so if she doesn't like it, she might wanna find a different job.
But all in all, I came out great, I used all my coupons like I wanted and here is what I got!
$5/$30 Winn Dixie Coupon
10 - Skinny Cow 6ct Candy @ B1G1 $4.29
(10) $1/1 Any 6ct Box of Skinny Cow Candy (Newspaper)
(1) $5/$20 Nestle Purchase (Target Coupon)
Final Price - 64c each
1 - American Salad Blend @ $2.00
1 - Hidden Valley Dressing @ $3.45
(1) $1/1 Hidden Valley (Peelie)
Final Price - $2.45
4 - Tampa Bay Times Newspapers @ $1 each
Final Total = $15.56
Savings = $47.73
I couldn't fit everything in this picture, so the shrimp, meat and bread aren't in here.
I need a bigger table! lol
3- Bounce Dryer Sheets @ $2.79 each
(1) $3/3 Tide, Downy or Bounce (Newspaper)
(1) $3/3 Tide Downy, or Bounce (Target Coupon)
Final Price - 79c each
4 - Neutrogena Bar Soap @ $2 OFF (99c each)
(2) $2/2 Any Neotrogena Products (Printable)
Final Price - +4c MONEY MAKER
Final Total = $2.99
Savings = $18.00
1 - Publix Whole Milk @ $3.69
1 - Nature's Own Hamburger Buns @ $1.99
1 - Nature's Own Hot Dog Buns @ $1.99
1 lb of Shrimp @ $8.99
3lbs Ground Meat @ $11.40
1 - Baby Portabella Mushrooms @ $1.99
2 - Publix Taco Seasonings @ 57c each
4 - Little Debbie Snacks @ $7.47
1- 12pk of YooHoo @ $4.99
2- Frank's Red Hot Sauce @ 2/$4
2 Dozen Eggs @ $1.50 each
(2) 75c/1 Franks Hot Sauce (Newspaper)
(2) 75c Off Eggs wyb Frank's Hot Sauce (Peelie)
Final Price - $1.25 Sauce & 75c Eggs
4 - Crystal Light Drink Mixes @ B1G1 $3.45
(1)$1/1 Any Crystal Light
(1) $1/2 Any Crystal Light (Newspaper)
Final Price - $1.22 each
2 - Old El Paso Dinner Kits @ B1G1 $2.99
Final Price - $1.49 each
2 - Wholly Guacamole @ B1G1 $3.59
(2) $1.50/1 Wholly Guacamole or Salsa (Printable)
Final Price - .29c each
1 - Half Pound of Publix Salami @ $3.97
(1) $2/2 Deli Purchase (Publix Newspaper Coupon)
Final Price - $1.97
4 - Popsicle Products @ B1G1 $3.65
(2) $1/2 Any Popsicle Products (Printable)
Final Price - $1.32 each
2 - Eckrich Sausage @ 2/$5
(2) 55/1 Any Eckrich Sausage (Printable)
Final Price - $1.95 each
2 - DiGiorno Pizzeria Pizzas @ 2/$10
3 - Family Size Stouffer's @ $3.99 each
(2) $2/1 DiGiorno Pizzeria (Printable)
(3)$1.50/1 Family Size Stouffer's (Newspaper)
(1) $5/$20 Nestle Products (Target Coupon)
Final Price - $1.69 EACH!
2 - Pace Salsa @ B1G1 $2.59
(1) 60c/2 Pace Products (Newspaper)
Final Price - 99c each
1 - Gevalia Coffee @ $5.99
(1) $1.50/1 Gevalia Coffee (Printable)
Final Price - $4.49
Final Total = $83.76
Savings = $70.49
Combined Total of 3 Transactions
Final Total = $102.31
Savings = $136.22
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Last edited by traciandrus; 05-07-2013 at 02:56 PM..
that's a great trip!!!
I'm amazed at how you handle those situations. I get nervous and I'm just now getting to the point where I stand up for myself if I KNOW I did right. I had a bad experience at Bi Lo, complained, and went back in a few days later. I normally am scared to face the person again, but this time I went in and just chose the same person and just smiled. I was proud of myself, and couponing is giving me a back bone and teaching me how to stand my ground because if you don't, you'll get walked all over!
Thanks. It took some time to get this way. I used to let them bully me into handing over all my coupons only to find out later they missed a few. I hate having to go back to customer service if I can avoid it, especially now that I have a newborn! I still get nervous, but I try to make sure all my deals are totally legit, so I can argue the facts.
Awesome trip. Thank you for sharing
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