Shannon’s Publix Trip: Spent $22 for $97 in Groceries

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Here’s what I grabbed on my Publix Trip this week for $21.86 plus tax (after coupons and rebates), while saving $71.

I have a coupon ethics question:  I saw a lady who had at least 10 -12 Suave Body Washes in her cart, plus a ton of multiple other items.  I asked her if she really needed all of them. I mentioned she is wiping off the shelf and because of that others do not get to that deal.  She said I got here early to get them, it's not my problem.  Then we talked again and I told her I probably should not have said something but usually I come in the store later and a lot of the deals are gone because people wipe the shelves so early in the morning.  She then said it was really not any of my business what was in her cart.  And you know what — she was right. I apologized to her and told her she is right.  But it was still hard.   So it was hard seeing my faults. And gosh I feel really crummy.  What do you think?


Here's what I bought:

Bought 1 Orgain Protein Shake – $4.99

Bought 1 Balmex Ointment – $3.59

Bought 1 Huggies Wipes -$2

Bought 2 Ajax Dish Soap – $.99

Bought 1 Truvia Nectar – $2.99

Bought 1 Persil Laundry Detergent – $9.99

  • Used $2/1 printable and used $5.00/1 Persil ProClean Laundry Detergent (Publix Coupon) – Health & Beauty Advantage Flyer (Valid from 1/28/17); Includes 100 oz Only (exp. 02/10/17)

Bought 1 Palmolive ECO Dishwasher Detergent – $1.59

Bought 1 Mahatma Rice – $1.33

Bought 5 Jell-O Pudding – $.80

Bought 4 Del Monte Tomatoes – $0.58

  • Used  $1.00/4 Del Monte Canned Tomatoes (Publix Coupon) – Grocery Advantage Flyer (Valid from 1/28/17)

Bought 2 Birds Eye Vegetables – $1.29

Bought 2 Equal Tablets – $1.79

  • Used $1.50/1 coupon from an insert I cannot find

Bought 1 Starkist Albacore Tuna – $1.80

Bought 4 Angel Soft Tissues – $1.60

Bought 1 Pillsbury Cookie Dough – $1.32

Bought 2 Dove Mens Shampoo – $4

  • Used (2) $2.00/1 Dove Men+Care Hair Care or Styling Products – 1-29-17 RP used $2.00/2 Dove or Dove Men + Care Products or Dove Bar (Publix Coupon) – Health & Beauty Advantage Flyer (Valid from 1/28/17), Includes Bar Soap, 6 ct or Other Products, 1.69 oz or Larger Only (Expires 02/10/17)

Bought 2 French's Ketchup- $1.15

  • Used $0.50/1 French's Ketchup – 1-29-17 SS

Here is what I am donating:

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  1. Hi Shannon~
    I think that it’s common courtesy to not take everything for oneself. And I think very few people in today’s culture, sadly, appreciate common courtesy. God knows your heart. Don’t fret about how someone else takes it. Continue to be generous. Share with others. Speak the truth in love. Even, especially when it’s difficult.
    Hugs, Julie

  2. Hey there Shannon –

    I agree with Julie. God knows your heart.

    I get a little bummed when I miss a deal especially if I see someone with a cart full. I do buy 2 double AJC packs so I usually buy 4 of any item when I can but I stockpile & I also try to help our school & family members when I can. Just try to think that maybe she’s paying it forward also. 😉 Hope that helps. Though I know it’s hard to take the high road sometimes, it’s always the best way.

    Thanks for all you do & sharing your deals.


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