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The couponing adventure continues . . . .

Today was the first day I saved more at Publix than I spent! Spent $37, saved $45! Can I say that Publix is such a pleasant place to shop. They strongly encourage you to let them push your cart to your car and unload it. Every worker there is super-friendly and focused on helping you.

However, other than their BOGOs, most of the time Publix is a little more expensive than Kroger. Today, all I bought other than some BOGO deals was a bag of Tyson chicken tenders for $5.49 (usually they’re $6.99 at both Publix and Kroger).

My new strategy is to only get BOGOs or really reduced items at Publix, then head over to Kroger for the rest of what I need for the week. I’ve got to admit, however, that Kroger does lie to you sometimes. Don’t trust the yellow “Low Price” signs. Since I shop there a lot and know the prices pretty well (I would so rock on The Price is Right), I know when the “Low Price” is actually higher than it was the week before! Yep, even Kroger stoops to marketing ploys.

I am still working on the whole stockpiling thing. Overall I am spending a little less on groceries, but would like to see even more of a difference. I will take any tips you expert couponers have!

One comment

  1. The other good thing about Kroger is that they have Manager’s specials and Publix never does. We always come home with a lot of manager’s specials items. Also, if you transfer prescriptions to Kroger or send a new prescription there you can get a $25 grocery credit. That has saved us a lot of money as we’ve started using Kroger as our pharmacy. :)

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