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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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Friday Finals

on 11.21.2008 at 4:28pm
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**Next Weeks CVS , Walgreens , and Rite Aid deals and scenarios are up**

This week we hit Publix, Walgreens and CVS.  It was a great week in terms of staying on budget, but I will confess that there are a few things we need and I just don’t know if we can hold out for a sale…  I’m trying though.

A quick story: I met my all time favorite cashier at Publix this week.  I bought Pepperidge Farm Toast this week that was 50% off.  I had a $1/2 coupon from a Publix booklet.  The boxes had peelie coupons on them for .50/1 Prego sauce.  I didn’t buy the Prego I was just going to save the coupon.  The cashier peels the coupon off and says “this will work on these”.  She then goes on “If you had a $1/2 from this booklet (she holds up the booklet) you would get them for free because it will take both”.  I started grinning.  I hadn’t handed her any coupons yet, but I had those in there!!  I suddenly had a huge urge to go and buy every box they had in the freezer with a peelie coupon on it.  I was only restrained by the fact that I already have no room for the 4 boxes I did buy.  I am in love with this lady.  I have never met a cashier that was willing to help me work the system.  Now for the sad part of the story… she is pregnant with twins and is due in 3 weeks.  What will I do while she is out??
On with our shopping this week:

Publix:
Total before coupons and sales: $103.06
Total Spent: $40.24
Total Saved: $62.82 or 60.9%

Walgreens:
Total before coupons and sales: $48.15
Total Spent: $2 (used gift card)
Total Saved: $46.15 or 95.8%

CVS:
Total before sales and coupons: $43.04
Total spent: $1.96
Total Saved: $41.08 or 93.4%
$15 ECB remaining for next week

Weekly Total:
Total before sales and coupons: $194.25
Total Spent in cash: $42.20
Total Saved: $152.05 or 78.2%

My CVS Transactions

#1
Bought:
(1) Duracell 16pk
(2) Duracell 8pk
Used:
-$5/2 Duracell CVS coupon
(3) -.75/1 Duracell
Total Due: $14.72, paid with $12.98 ECB and $1.74 cash
Got Back $15 ECB

#2
Repeated first transaction
added .50 cent filler candy
Total Due: $15.22, paid with $15 ECB and .22¢
Got Back $15 ECB

Walgreens Transactions
#1
Bought:
(2) 300 count light sets (2 for $15 get $5 RR)
(2) BioInfusion Hair products (2 for $20)
Used:
(2)-$5 off BioInfusion IVC
Total Due: $27.45 paid with Walgreens check for transferring prescription and $2.45 on gift card
Got back $5 RR

#2
Bought:
(4) Hershey’s Candy bags (4 for $10)
(1) .50 cent filler candy
Used:
-$3 off $10 (mailed to my husband because they think he is old)
(2) -$1/2 Hershey’s IVC
(1) -$1.50/3 Hersheys coupon
Total Due: $5.70, paid with RR and .70 cents on gift card (for tax)

Total Spent: $3.15 off gift card
Will get back $15 in rebates plus 10% on my gift card

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