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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

Myths about saving on groceries that can cost you.
Before I started couponing, over 8 years ago now, I thought I was already doing everything I could to save money. In reality I had it all wrong.   Lots of advertising dollars have been poured into training consumers to believe three myths (lies) about saving money.

Myth 1 – You need to be in a Big Box Store

Sadly you’ll never save money in Walmart (or any other similar store) compared to shopping in a grocery store.  They came in and did great job of brainwashing folks in the 80’s, but it’s wrong.  Yes they price match deals, and have “always low” prices… but they don’t do anything else.  In the south we have grocery stores that double coupons, have tons of store coupons and even take competitor coupons.  Walmart does none of this.   I’m not saying that you won’t find deals there, just that you will find much better deals by looking at traditional grocery stores.

Myth 2 – You’ll Save Buying House Brands

This myth is one that actually costs you the most.  You’ll rarely find a house brand on sale, and you’ll never have a coupon for it.  To compare that to buying a name brand product at it’s best price (40% off or more) and using a coupon on it, the name brand will 99.9% of the time be the cheaper deal.  Take cereal for an example.  Right now you can get Kellogg’s cereal for 25¢ a box at Target… when was the last time you saw their house brand on sale for 25¢??

In reality, house brands make the largest profit for a store.  Don’t fall prey thinking that they exist for you to save money…

Myth 3 – The Best Deal is on the Biggest Package

How many mom’s out there have felt like they need to find the biggest box of diapers ever made to get the best deal?  I know lots of folks that have Sam’s Club and Costco memberships just for diapers and paper towels.  Grabbing that massive box actually is saving you nothing.  If anything when they label it as the “Value Box” that should make you question it from the start!  Yes when we look at the cost per unit it appears to be the best price, but don’t forget about the coupons!  Diapers make a great example of how the biggest box isn’t the best deal:

Huggies Value Box, 156 ct., $34.97
-$3 off Huggies Diapers coupon
Total Due: $31.97
20¢ per diaper

(4) Huggies Jumbo pack diapers, 36 ct., $8.99
-(4) $3 off Huggies Diapers coupons
Total Due: $23.96
16¢ per diaper

It gets even better if you follow the drugstore deals.  Buying the small packs of diapers when they are giving rewards would mean that you would pay $14 for all 4 packs or get them for 9¢ per diaper!  You just beat the price of the big massive box by 50%!!

Paper Towels, Bath Tissue, Laundry detergent and many other products all fit the same mold.  Buying the largest package rarely if ever makes for a deal.

In Summary:

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This Week’s Top Deals

on 4.18.2014 at 6:27pm
Jenny 0 Comments

What was your favorite deal from this week?  Here are all of the deals still running in case you missed any.

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applebees

I have taken on a new challenge for the next 30 days… eat at Applebees 5 times from their lunch menu. They just released a new menu that you can make your own lunch combo by mixing and matching from top menu items. In total, you could have over 200 different lunches without repeating the same combination!!

I don’t tend to ever eat out for lunch, but it work perfectly this month as I’m on the road for workshops a ton. They offered to pay the bill, so what could I really say…

We recently went in for our first lunch and were very pleased with the new menu. There are a ton of choices for soups, salads and sandwiches. Heads up for anyone gluten free though… the choices are bit slim on the gluten free menu. My husband grabbed a salad without the croutons, and I had an American BLT with a side of tortilla soup. Both were very good! I’m already pondering what my next 4 combinations will be.

If you are dieting I’ll warn you not to look at the bottom of the lunch menu… they offer dessert for $1 with any lunch! We were good and didn’t add on the calories, but I can’t promise to be great the next 4 trips in!

The Giveaway:

One Southern Savers reader is going to win $100 to try out the lunch menu for themselves.  My challenge is over the next 30 days, so I’ll announce the winner when I check back in with you at the end of the month.  Fill out the form below to be entered to win.


Printable Shopping List

 

Publix Logo

We have another long Publix ad starting 4/21 and running through Tuesday/Wednesday of the next week. Remember all Publix stores are closed on Easter, so this ad begins Monday 4/21.

It’s a long ad in terms of deals too.  Grab cereal for 59¢ a box or pasta for 4¢ or completely free toothpaste.

Don’t forget to also check out the deals in the Publix 3 week long flyers:

Grocery Flyer Deals
Personal Care Flyer Deals

In-Ad Coupons

  • $1 off Breyer’s Ice Cream or Frozen Dairy Dessert, 48 oz, w/ In-Ad Coupon
    Breyers Ice Cream, Half Gallon, $4.99
    (makes it $3.99)
  • $1/2 Knorr Sides, 3.8-5.8 oz, w/ In-Ad Coupon
    Knorr Sides $1.39
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Knorr Side items, Make $5 Donation printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50/5 Knorr Sides printable
    (buy (5), use (2) $1/2 store and $1.50/5, makes it 69¢ ea.)
  • $1.50 off Hellmann’s Mayo or Dressing, 30-48 oz or 22 oz, w/ In-Ad Coupon
    Hellmann’s Mayo, 30 oz, $4.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Hellmann’s products, 30 oz, Make $5 Donation printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Hellmann’s or Best Foods squeeze 16.5 oz or reg 22 oz +, Publix eCoupon
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Hellmann’s product, 16.5oz+, RP 4/13
    (use $1 off, makes it $2.49)
  • $1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Soups, 10.5-11.5 oz, w/ In-Ad Coupon
    Campbell’s Condensed Soup, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/3 Campbell’s Healthy Request, Chunky, or Homestyle soups printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s condensed soups printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/3 Campbell’s Healthy Request soups printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s condensed tomato or chicken noodle soups, 10.75 oz printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s condensed “”Great for Cooking”" soups printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s condensed soup cans printable
    (buy (5), use $1/5 store and mfr, makes it 60¢ ea.)
  • $1 off Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soup, 15.3-15.7 oz, w/ In-Ad Coupon
    Campbell’s Slow Kettle Soup $3.69
    (makes it $2.69)

Buy One Get Ones

  • Fresh Fruit Salad, at $3.49 ($1.74) lb
  • Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners, 16 oz, at $3.89 ($1.94)
    (Excludes Beef, Cheese, Turkey and Angus)
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Smithfield Maple or Honey Ham Slice, 8 oz, at $3.49 ($1.74)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Smithfield ham, SS 4/06
    (makes it 74¢) Read More→

aveeno dealsDole Coupon
Things were a little slower in coupon land today as companies are gearing down for the holiday weekend. We did find a few new offers though!

My kids LOVE the Dole Squish’ems so I’m happy about another $1 off coupon. The Ajax coupon will also make for 50¢ laundry detergent at Walmart right now!

$3 off Starbucks Macchiato AND People Magazine printable
$1/2 Campbell’s Skillet or Slow Cooker Sauces printable
$1 off Dole Fruit Squish’ems (zip 77477) printable

$1.50/2 New York Color products printable
$1 off Fixodent Adhesive, 1.4 oz + printable
$3/2 Aveeno Products, excl bars, and trial sizes printable
$3 off Aveeno Lotion AND People Magazine printable

$3 off Cottonelle Bath Tissue AND People printable
$2 off Ajax Laundry Detergent printable
$1 off Gerber Graduates Training Plates, 2 pk. printable
$10 off Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Stride-2-Ride (Target coupon) printable

Ajax Laundry

Printable Shopping List

Harris Teeter Logo

Harris Teeter Super Doubles starts again on 4/23. Here’s a list of high value coupons that will double and make great deals on regular priced items. Remember Harris Teeter doubles coupons up to $2; twenty coupons a day

I will post 3 separate lists for Super Doubles this week. So make sure you add everything you want to your shopping list:

1. This list of high value coupons.
2. The Harris Teeter Ad (posted Monday)
3. Unadvertised Sale Items (posted Tuesday afternoon)

If you know of any other high value coupons that will double, share them below in the comments section.

Produce

  • Fresh Express Salad Blends or Spinach, 9-12 oz, $2.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Fresh Express bagged salad printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2/2 Fresh Express salads, enter two bag codes in your account printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Fresh Express blends or kits, (zip 99218) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Fresh Express blends printable
    (use $2/2, makes it 99¢ ea.)
  • Bolthouse Farms Beverage, 32 oz, $4.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50 off Bolthouse Farms beverage (Instagram) printable
    (use $1.50 off, makes it $1.99)

Meat

  • Butterball Every Day Turkey Burgers, 32 oz, $8.85
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Butterball Product (Facebook – when you share) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Butterball frozen turkey burgers, (zip 06112) printable
    (makes it $6.85)
  • Perdue Oven Ready Chicken Roaster Seasoned, 96 oz, $11.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Perdue Oven Ready chicken printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Perdue Oven Ready product, RP 3/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Perdue Oven Ready roast item, (zip 03103) printable
    (use $2 off, makes it $7.99)
  • Al Fresco Chicken Breakfast Sausage Country Style, 8 oz, $3.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Al Fresco product, 7, 8, 12 or 14 oz (Facebook) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Al Fresco product, 7, 8, 12 or 14 oz printable Read More→

reebok coupon code 50 off nhl gear

I’m not sure how many Hockey fans there are in the rank of Southern Savers readers. But just in case a few of you have a favorite NHL team, here’s a deal you!

Save 50% off all NHL gear with the codes NHL50OFF or HOCKEY101.  When I entered the code, my cart also got Free Shipping!

They have tee shirts, hats and jerseys for 33 teams.

Deal Ideas

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Washington Capitals Hoodie $25 (reg. $50)

anaheim ducks tee

Anaheim Ducks Vintage Tee $14 (reg. $28)

red wings hat

Detroit Red Wings Structured Cap $12.50 (reg. $25)

boston bruins jacket

Boston Bruins Jacket $32.50 (reg. $65)

See more online apparel deals.