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Friday Finals 1/13

on 1.13.2012 at 5:22pm
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This was meat week at our house.  We picked up our Zaycon foods chicken order and put up all 40 lbs of chicken (pictured above).  Then I went to Publix last night and grabbed salmon, hamburger, veggies and vitatop muffins.  You didn’t expect me to not grab those muffins did ya??

Zaycon Foods order $67.60 (paid for really the last week in 2011)

Publix
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $83.36
Total Spent: $53.88
Total Saved: $29.48 or 35%

I know it’s not thrilling, but it was honestly all that we needed.  This is been a rough week with site outages and other issues, so in the end I tried to practice what I preach.  On a bad week, throw the coupons out the window and at least buy what is on sale.

I almost forgot, my husband earns points for doing Walgreens all by himself.  He needed Prilosec so I sent him off with the $4 off printable coupon and he proudly came home with his $10 register reward.  Then proceeded to tell me everything the cashier had taught him about the program.

Walgreens
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $24.99
Total Spent: $16
Register Rewards Remaining: $10

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or link to your post.


    • Bailbondgrl05

      I wish I could post a picture of todays trip but I don’t know how. I didn’t mean to when I went but I saved 100%. It was beyond dead in there since we had a HUGE snow storm and they had huge bins of the items I got a ton of so I kinda went nuts and I plan to donate all of the tooth paste and canned goods to our local food bank. 

      (48) colgate BOGO price matched against Rite Aid .94 each
      used (48) $1/1 colgate 
      OP-was paid $25.44 to take all 48

      Used the $25.44 to get 
      (1) bag Huggies pull ups
      used (1) $2/1 pull ups

      (1) Monster high doll priced matched from $18 to $7.49

      (1) Wal-mart brand whipes .98

      (1) 3.5 bag of friskeys cat food
      use .50/1 friskeys cat food

      (20) friskeys cat treats .94 each
      used (10) Bogo on friskeys cat treats
      stacked 10 $1/2 friskeys

      (2) Bic Crystal pins .97 each 
      used (2) $1/1 Bic stationary item. 

      (2) White out 1.00 each 
      used (2) $1/1 Bic stationary item 

      and then they had a big sale on GV canned goods for .34 a piece for like chicken noodle soup, tomato soup ect so I got 18 of those. 

    • KatSlay

      This was my first week at couponing and I think that I got in on a good week.  It appears next week won’t be nearly as much fun!  Overall, I spent around $200 and saved well over $600!  That is so exciting!  Plus, we have so much left over that we are going to start donating alot of the extra.  :)  Thank you to all the couponers and to Souther Savers for all the advice and resources!

    • Carolyn

      My favorite line “Then proceeded to tell me everything the cashier had taught him about the program.”…. BAHAHAHA!

    • Melissa

      Dont you just LOVE it when the Hubby learns something new about couponing! Mine does that occasionally too :)
      It was meat week at my house as well, Hit Winn Dixie up pretty big, got $237 worth of stuff for $107 and $.65/gallon on fuel perks!
      8 6pks of 16oz bottles of pepsi. BOGO $3.99 +$2/2 Q – paid $8.00 (or $1 per 6pack)
      6 Bags Sea Best cooked shrimp 10oz, BOGO $8.99 + $1/1 Q – paid $21.00 for 6 bags
      Beef Roast BOGO – almost 6lbs for $15
      4 bags Sargento string cheese $3.99 + $.50 Q’s and $.05/gallon for each bag
      4 Stayfree pads – $2.49 + $1/1 Q’s and $.05/gallon for each bag +$.05/gallon extra when you purchase 4 J&J brand products
      4 Lunchables with fruit $2 + $.50 Q’s
      8 Totinos Pizzas (8 for $10.00) + $1/4 Q’s + $.10/gallon fuel perks.
      2 Whole Chickens appx 5lbs each, at $.99/lb (Yippeee!)
      I Love Publix, but Nothing beats Winn dixie and their great prices on great meat!
      Between the meat this week, and the tuna, chicken cans, chicken breast and pork chops last week, I am set on meat for like 3 months and I can go back to working on getting free cereal and spaghetti :)

    • NicholeM

      This week was my best week ever!!! Went to my local Publix and saved $193.71 and they paid me $3.84 Yay!!!!! 

    • Guest

      Great job on shopping for many of you!

      I am amazed that some of the Publix trip photos proudly display items “purchased” with store coupons that required higher item count packages than what was ultimately bought.  One trip actually had more than $20 in overage from using the wrong coupons.  It’s this type of coupon abuse that hurts us all in the long run.  Reading the coupons to make sure that you have the correct item size only takes a second but shopping with integrity lasts a lifetime.

      • Kahreh

        my thoughts exactly! Thank you!

        • Bailbondgrl05

          Amen couponing is getting so hard with all these new rules and it makes it hard on those who try to follow all the rules. Don’t forget your $10.00 savings could cost your fellow couponers hundreds. It’s not worth it. You can find great deals while following all the rules. 

    • Kahreh70

      I see so many of the couponers are buying way more things than they could possibly use before it expires. I’m sure that these items are being donated to churches or charities. It’s so uplifting to see this kind of generosity so maybe they can post some pictures of them donating the items to the local church or food bank?

      • Bailbondgrl05

        I would love for Jen to start a place where we can post our donation pictures to show that not only can you help your family but others too. 

        I went back to my Wal-mart the next day after what I posted here and picked up 40 of the dispoable razors that we’re money makers as well as 40 more tooth paste because a friend gave me her coupons. I also price matched the BOGO on the Arm and Hammer at Rite Aid last week and got 16 of them with a $1/2 coupon I had. And our local store had progresso soup 10/10 and I have a coupon for $1/4 so I used the overage to get 10 of them and then they had huge packs of meat on sale because of use or freeze by. So the rest of my overage went to that.

        My local food bank lady was so excited when one person came in with 40+ bags of stuff. She said they absolutely LOVE couponers because a huge amount of their donations come from them. I think stores need to stop being so greedy and understand not everyone has huge garages filled with hoarded stuff like on the show. Most of us donate extra. 

    • wendyc33

      I think the #4 picture is a bit extreme dont you think? i mean i didnt think that you could purchase so many publix green adv coupons in one trip? or even get a hold of so many flyers. at my store you get them from the cs desk, and even then they give you 1 flyer. how did she get so many flyers?

      • stacie

        there is no limit to the publix green advantages you can do.  the coupons say 1 coupon per deal, so depending on your store, you can do as many as you want.  I did 22 yesterday.  Some stores are now limiting, because they don’t like people cleaning their shelves, but honestly, they get paid either way, so I don’t understand the big fuss.  Some publix’s will order your items for you, so I usually do that so that I’m not cleaning the shelf.  They tend to like that better, because it keeps everyone happy

      • Guest

        Or, if you look closely enough, how did she not notice that many of her items that she bought for overage didn’t qualify for the quantity requirements of the GAF coupons?

        The store isn’t getting reimbursed for those coupons because she definitely didn’t buy the correct items.  That’s $47 worth of store coupons that were redeemed incorrectly that comes out of their bottom line.  And, ultimately $47 that comes out of everyone else’s pocket in the future as the store raises prices to make up for the loss.

    • wendyc33

      I think that its called abusing the system.

    • stacie

      I didn’t take a picture this week, I need to start doing that, but I did spend $38 for $375 worth of stuff at Publix.  Mind you, a lot of it was vitamins, pads, and pantiliners, all of those made me $$ and I was able to put it towards other things.  Bought 12 boxes of ritz crackers, 2 pkgs of bacon, 4 cans of chicken, 2 tubs of cool whip, 2 bags of potato chips, 4 boxes of granola bars, 2 loaves of bread, 2 pkgs of hotdogs, 6 boxes of frozen veggies, 1 pkg of pepperoni, and i think that’s it….

      • Guest

        Wow, your store had the Carefree 22ct pantiliners?  You are one lucky duck.  Those 22ct packages are like unicorns — they’re listed in the price checker but no where to be found on shelves.  All the other package sizes that qualify for the coupon are $3.41 each.

        And if you’ve been buying the Poise 26 ct packages they’re not the correct size to be able to use the coupon in the GAF for overage, either. The GAF coupon is for 27 – 72 ct.  

        It’s been slim pickings to find a lot of items that give a decent amount of overage when using the correct GAF coupons this time.