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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

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An easy way to find a sale on a specific item at any store using a feature found on SouthernSavers.com!

After all the years of trying to teach people shop based only on what’s on sale, I have learned that it’s nearly impossible for most folks.  I think part of it is that you love to make lists, so making a shopping list based on what you are out of just feels right.  To me it feels very expensive… the odds of the items you are out of being on sale is very slim.  I’ll confess though, it happens to all of us.  I’ve either run out of an item, or my husband wants something for dinner that I don’t have.

No matter your reason for needing specific items, there is an easy way to save on them… the Item Search feature on Southern Savers.  I’ve mentioned it a hundred times, but thought I would take a moment to actually explain some of the features.

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Let’s say you want to know what store near you has the best price on butter this week.  Click on the blue button on the right hand side bar (or above) and type in butter.  The system will return any deal on butter that week.

Want to only see deals in your area?

Make sure you are logged in to the site and that you have updated your profile selecting the stores that you have in your area.   If you don’t log in or haven’t selected stores, the returns will show any deal on butter on the 31 stores I cover on Southern Savers… you really don’t care that Texas has a great deal on butter if you live in Florida.

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Your Own Pricing History

One of my favorite features of the item search is being able to search back over time.  If you love a product and want to see what a good price is for that item, then put in a date back 4-6 weeks and the item search will show every sale we’ve seen in that time period.  Now you are able to see what prices to look for, plus you’ll also know when it’s coming back on sale!  Remember sales happen like clock work every 6 weeks for most products.

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Make a Shopping List

You can make a list from all of your searches.  The #1 reason to do this would be to make your own list for price matching deals at Walmart.  I can type in Apples, Butter, Hamburger, brand specific or product specific searches and then save them all to the same shopping list.  This is basically what I used to do for you with the Best Deals lists, except instead of me posting an insanely long list of deals you can now search for just the things you want!

 

    • Tanya Roberts

      Thanks for reminding us of another great resource you provide us with! Thanks for ALL you do!

    • 3isenuf

      I love using this feature when I print a great coupon, but I’m not sure if there are any sales to go along with it. Even a BOGO coupon on cereal isn’t that great when it’s $4.49 at regular price. So I type in the product and see where it might happen to be on sale. If it’s not on sale, I might choose to hold onto it until the following week (assuming it isn’t set to expire) in hopes that a great sale will pair up with it then.

    • crystalgoodwin3

      My family wanting something for dinner that I don’t have on hand is my number 1 problem.

    • Melissa

      This is awesome! Thank you! You have no idea how much I appreciate having your site. It is my #1 go to site. I love it.

    • JR in GA

      I use this feature all the time! I have a list of items that my family likes and I do a search each week. Great for price matching at Walmart! Thank you for all you do Jenny!

    • Becky S

      Thank you for this mention, this is something I have been frustrated with and now I know how to make the changes =)

      To do a simple word search on any webpage hold ctrl+F a tool bar should come up at the top or bottom of your browser. You can type a word (search up or down) and it will find it and bring you straight to that word. I find this useful when I’m already on store’s coupon matchup page and want to find specific items quickly.

    • Dana

      Can you just take your own list to Wal-mart to price match, or do you need the actual grocery ad?

      • Dana

        OK, I just found the answer to my question on Walmart Corporate:
        We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor’s ad.

        • Lisa Nelson Bowman

          It sure does say that. My Wal-mart, you HAVE to have the ad. I called corp on a few questions i had. An assistant manager called me back. I didn’t have any problems the next day with ad matching with stores that have cards(wags/kroger). No questions asked.

    • Andrea Butler

      Jenny you are a amazing. I big, pink puffy heart your site and all the $$$ you have saved this frugal loving lady!