Thursday, June 16, 2011

Almost 50/50

Yesterday was Wednesday, so that meant another Publix Penny Item Day! I wasn't quite as jazzed for this penny item, as it was the Publix Vanilla Wafers. While there is nothing wrong with them, we just usually don't eat many vanilla wafers. As a matter of fact, last time I donated to food banks following the April 27 tornados, there were 2 boxes of these in my box of donation stuff. These will probably end up in a donatin box too, unless I get motivated and make mini cheesecakes or something. Anyway, on to what I purchased....

4 boxes Kraft Deluxe Mac N Cheese/Velveeta Shells N Cheese
1 Duncan Hines Cake Mix
1 Trix Cereal
1 Publix Vanilla Wafers (Penny Item)
2 Knorr Pasta Sides
2 Magnum Ice Cream Bars - Caramel
1 Duncan Hines Frosting
1 Ocean Spray Blueberry
2 Crystal Light
1 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix

Spent: $24.86, Saved $24.78 -- just barely shy of a perfect 50%

I was kind of light on the coupons this time --- until I get a new computer, no internet printing for me -- not enough memory available! However, I did have coupons for the ice cream bars, the Ocean Spray Blueberry, the Brownie Mix (free when you buy 2 Duncan Hines products) and of course the vanilla wafers! One note on the ice cream bars --- the regular price on these is $3.99 --- and there are only 3 bars in the box! However, they were on sale for 2/$5, and I had $1 coupons for them making them .50 each. We really wanted to try them, but at the $3.99 price point, that wasn't happening. However, at $1.50 per box, I thought that was okay for a treat. OMG! Those things are like heaven on a stick! I can't see buying them at full price, but with a sale and coupon.... a little indulgence is okay! And they are definitely an indulgence. Yum.


  1. MMMMMM......vanilla wafers.

    Awesome job on the coupons!

  2. Are those the icecream bars Ivanka Trump is spokesperson for? They would have to be pretty amazing for her to be hawking them! I'll have to wait for a sale also! You paid 50 cents apiece, that's pretty darn good!

  3. I think so --- I haven't seen the commercials, but I've heard about them? Anyway, Princess Penelope said Rachel Bilson (from The OC) is hawking them too.