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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

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A Challenge to Save More

on 6.23.2009 at 6:48pm
27 Comments

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All You Magazine, a source of coupons with as many as a Sunday Paper, has started a fun Challenge.  They are offering one person:

  • $1000 Grocery Card
  • Year supply of Knorr Sides
  • Chance to appear in All You Magazine

What’s the deal?  You have to try to spend $25 or less per person per week.  The Challenge starts July 13th and runs for 4 weeks.  Go HERE to sign up and to get more information.  I know we can have a winner from Southern Savers!!

Even you don’t fully suceed it would still be something to help hold you accountable on spending.  They even have a free tracking program you can use.

One more upside… if Southern Savers can get the most registered over other sites we win $250.  For me that sounds like (5) more $50 free grocery giveaway winners…  So go and register!!

Note:  All You has stated that costs of infant formula do not count into the $25 per person.

    • Alice

      I’m trying to sign up, but something seems to be wrong with the form… I enter all of my information, and then I get an error message saying “Please enter valid phone number” (although I’ve already entered my phone number). I’ve tried changing how I’m formatting it- using dashes or using parenthesis, but nothing works. Anyone else having this problem??? I really want to enter!

    • tracy

      @ Alice, enter you phone number in this format 0000000000. No dashes, hyphens or paratheses are needed. I entered the contest, too, and it took my entry this way. HTH!

    • Very exciting! I just registered. Alice, I had luck entering my phone number as a string of digits, no parentheses or dashes.

    • Susan

      Leave out dashes and parentheses – just put ten numbers. I got the same message and then it worked when I changed it.

    • nancy

      this will be fun

    • Buffy

      Alice – don’t use anything just type the number in…it did the samething with me! :)

    • Teresa-QOCD

      signed up from this link and hope ss gets credit, thanks Southern Savers

    • Chantelle

      yes, how do they know we are from SS??? thru the link???

    • kristin

      This will be a fun way to keep up with budget….I already spend less then that a week on food:)

    • Jill

      I signed up before seeing this post. Could I still get SS the credit?

    • I signed up! This is going to be easy since I already do this!!

    • Mina

      I signed up for that a couple of days ago. The $25 per person only includes edibles. Personal care, cleaning supplies, diapers, etc don’t count toward the amount spent. People can use their stockpiles, ECB’s, RR’s, etc. Seriously, I’ve never spent $25 per person per week for food in my life. I’d have to work HARD to bring it up that high, but I don’t think I could make myself spend that much. Sheesh! I felt like a spendthrift when I shelled out over thirty dollars at one time tonight!

    • Mina

      I’d have a great time using $1,000 for groceries and stretching to feed 12 for 6 months. THAT would be a cool challenge to do.

    • Sharon

      I’m in!

    • Kelli

      Sounds awesome! I try not to spend more than $25 a week total, on everything (not including gas). My fiance and I are on a very tight budget and when I do spend more than $25 in a week it’s only because I’m stocking up on a great deal… like this past weekend at Food Lion – I spent $33 over the weekend (we had triple coupons). I stocked up on tons of things! I saved over $500!

    • Amy Carlson

      Question: How do they monitor whether your spending less or more than $25/week per person?

    • Christen

      This will be a blast!

    • Question about the magazine: Is this a good magazine to get? Can you share some of the things you like about it?

    • Mina

      Susan, it’s a magazine that people get just for the coupons because it contains quite a few good usable ones. It more than pays for itself if you use them.

      Saying that I buy it for the articles would be like a guys saying they buy Playboy for the articles. The articles in the mag tend to be shallow and written at a very low reading/comprehension level. The q’s are the main course. The articles are the garnish.

    • Stacy

      I just registered and am totally looking forward to doing this!! I hope one of us SoutherSavers wins!!!!!

    • http://www.halfoffdeals.com I’m adding this since you have to include your dining out to the grocery cost plus it’s a great website. You can purchase gift certificates half off. I just wanted to share it with ya’ll!

    • Shannon

      I’m signed up! Looking forward to the challenge!

    • Becka

      I’m signed up! I can’t wait to see if someone wins from Southern Savers! YIPPPEE

    • Martha

      I signed up!.

    • Hey, I have signed up too! I am all excite about this… I don’t know what makes me more excited, the ability to save more money or the fact we will be able to eat some of the food from our stockpile. I am really up to the challenge!

    • Wendy

      I signed up and am ready for the challenge!

    • I’m thinking of doing this challenge. This is what we already do, only we try to spend $25 per person for TWO weeks of groceries, instead of just one. So we(just me and husband) usually try to budget for only spending $50 per grocery trip and get two weeks worth of food (or more if we can) at a time.