Shopping Summary: 12/6 – 12/12

Had a great week at Publix this week… even though I said I wasn’t going to go! And made it CVS as well. Way under budget, but I’ll need to make a quick Kroger run today. I’ll add when I’m back.

Okay, funny story. I saved a crazy amount of money, but walked out thinking something was wrong. I thought it was going to be even less. I was in too much of a hurry and too cold to check my receipt in the car as I usually do. When I got home, I realized they didn’t take the penny item off, they rang up a raincheck incorrectly, and they didn’t scan a $5 coupon! I never had time to take the receipt back, so I lost out on $8. The total should have been $4.60! And that’s all tax.

(8) BeneVia Flavored Drinks, 6.99
-$3/1 Publix Q (Green Advantage Flyer) (exp 12/24)
-$5/1 PRINT
Final Price: FREE + $1.01 overage for each!

(4) Rolaids (3 pack) $1.85
-$4/2 from 10-04-09 RP (1/4/10)
Final Price: FREE + $0.15 overage for each!

(4) Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Dough or Mix,16-16.5 oz, $1.44
-$1.50 off Nestle Cookie Dough printable
Final Price: FREE + $0.06 overage for each!

(3) Revlon Nail Clippers and Nail Files $1.99 or less
-$2.50 off any Revlon Cosmetic or Tool, Green Advantage Buy
Final Price: FREE + $1.01 overage for each!

(5) Scotch Magic Tape, $1.00
-$1 off Scotch Tape “Winter Savings” booklet
Final Price: FREE!

(1) Publix Smoked Turkey, $2.00

(1) Fresh Express Spinach, $1.49
(raincheck, should have been $1.20)

(1) Guava Pineapple Juice, $2.50
-$1/1 Welch’s Juice
Final Price: $1.50 ea

(1) Arnold Select Sandwich Rolls, 8 ct, $1.49

(1) Red Bell Pepper, $1.15

(1) Green Bell Pepper, $1.03

(1) Spanish Clementines, 5 lb box, $5.99
-$1 off Clementines 3 lb bag printable (Food Lion coupon)
Final Price: $4.99 ea

(1) Betty Crocker Sweet Potatoes (penny item), $0.01 (rang up as $1.99)

Before sales and coupons: $133.04
OOP: $12.60
Percent Savings: 91%

I followed the scenario that I posted earlier this week but had to change the order of some things because they were out of the ornaments. Also, the newspapers were back to $1.75 – sad day. Oh well, I get everything for under $5, and while I would have never paid $135 for these items, it looks good for the numbers! I got the newspapers, contact solution, and a Christmas gift – and a Bayer meter for someone in need.

Transaction 1:

(1) Bayer Contour at $14.99
-$30 off Bayer Contour Meter, RP 10/25
(note: this coupon will only take off up to $14.99)
Final Price: FREE

(1) Essence of Beauty Bath & Body at  $4.99
(1) Merry Brite Santa Hat at $3.99

Used $8.99 ECB

OOP: $2.22 (all tax)
Got Back: $12.99 ECB

Transaction 2:

(1) Complete Contact Solution, $9.99
(2) Newspapers – $1.75 ea
Merry Brite Mini Ornaments 12ct at $1.99

Scanned Green Bag Tag for $1 ECB

OOP: $1.60
Got Back: $11.98 ECB

Transaction 3:

(1) Essence of Beauty Bath & Body at  $4.99
(1) Merry Brite Santa Hat at $3.99
(1) Emergen-C Immune Booster 2pk at $3.99

OOP: $1.11 (all tax)
Got Back: $11.98 ECB

OOP: $4.93
Got Back: $11.98 ECB
Saved: $119.93
Percent Savings: 96%


6 Responses to “Shopping Summary: 12/6 – 12/12”

  1. 1 Brittany December 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I think if you went back to Publix they would at least correct the penny item.

  2. 3 The Coupon Basics December 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I know how you feel! I lost $7 at Walgreens this week because the cashier did not scan an item!

  3. 4 Kaley @ Cha-Ching on a Shoestring December 17, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Hi, Miss Q!

    Just wanted to let you know that your post was selected as the Cha-Ching Challenge Highlight Winner this week! You can see it here:

    Nice job! Thanks for entering!

  1. 1 The Cha-Ching Challenge Highlight: Miss Q to the Rescue!: Cha-Ching on a Shoestring Trackback on December 17, 2009 at 8:16 am
  2. 2 Shopping Summary: 12/13 – 12/19 « Miss Q to the Rescue Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 5:16 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Miss Q is here to save your money and your time! The site will offer you not only store match-ups, but recipes, tips, and freebies designed specifically for singles and couples. Click around, try it out, and begin your savings journey.

Useful Links


Click on the "Classes" tab for new information about upcoming Workshops and Penny Parties!


Since May 2009...
Total Spent: $1007.09
Total Savings: $3,414.44
Percent Saved: 77%


  • 122,227 hits

%d bloggers like this: