Welcome to Southern Savers, where finding deals and steals is simple and rewarding!

See I told you, this would help!

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

Friday Finals 12/16

on 12.16.2011 at 5:54pm
22 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure here.

This week my shopping budget was taken over by life.  It happens to all of us.  Thursday morning I was awakened by a phone call (never a good thing) that my mother had been in a wreck.  She is okay, just banged up a lot.  My budget for the week though went into getting her stocked on easy meals, and other things she needed so that she can just rest at home.  Having no plans for any of this, I had no coupons and really couldn’t even shop sales.

I did stay under my $50 budget but in the end only saved 49¢ on the whole trip.    Not a glory moment for sure, but that’s okay I love my mama and would do it again in a heart beat (anytime a couponer pays full price for something remember it is truly an act of love).

At our house we were already having a “clear out the pantry week”, so this fit in pretty well to not need the money for our needs.

I have no doubt some of you had an awesome week this week, so I’m living vicariously through you.

Leave a comment or a link to your savings this week.



    • Anonymous

      Had a great trip to Publix yesterday!
      1 Charmin 16 Double Roll TP
      1 Charmin Freshmates
      2 Chinet Napkins
      1 Snausages Dog Treats
      1 Sara Lee large Pound Cake
      1 Sara Lee Strawberry Cheesecake
      2 Bird’s Eye Chef’s Favorites Frozen Veggies
      1 Kraft Mayo 30 oz
      2 Ritz crackers
      2 Quaker Granola Bars
      2 ICBINB tubs
      1 Smart Ones 30% larger Frozen Dinner
      Only paid $14 oop and saved $48! It was a blessed grocery trip! Thanks for teaching me how to coupon, Jenny!

    • CortBrown

      You can print multiple coupons for the duck brand tape if you keep entering new email addresses! Two 1 dollar off per email! This makes it free at walmart!

    • Jsowens

      I’m so glad your mom is okay after the accident and I know she appreciates all you did for her.  And you are right…paying full price is the ultimate gift of love. Your mom is lucky to have you. :)

    • Melissa

      I havent started playing yet. I cant WAIT to hit Publix though, what a trip (trips?) thats going to be!

    • C~~

      Sorry to hear about your mom.  So glad to hear she is going to be okay.  :)

    • Jessica

      I’m sorry to hear about your mom, Jenny.  I’m glad she is going to be okay after some rest.  Thoughts and prayers going her way! :)  Thank you for everything you do!

    • Aman

      Good to know that your mom is doing good. Hope she gets well soon.

    • Shelly

      I hope your mom has a quick recovery

    • Ginni O

      Wishing your Mom a speedy & complete recovery!  I will keep her in my thoughts & prayers

    • CS

      Those earlier morning phone calls… boy they can scare you to death.  Hope your Mom has a speedy, pain-free recovery.  And you’re right — when it comes to loved ones,  their needs come before the coupons.  Life sure does happen sometimes when you least expect it!

    • ME

      Blessings to you and your family this Christmas and all the year through.  I am so glad your mother is safe and that you are able to assist her.  Have a great day!

    • Tara

      Glad your mom is ok! i had to chuckle a little when I read that any time a couponer pays full price for something that it’s an act of love!! Just last week as I was getting candy with coupons the kitkats called my name because my husband loves them! I didn’t have a coupon for them but I got them anyway! I told my mother-in-law (who was with me) that that was true love! :)

    • So glad that your mom is ok! Hang in there! : )

    • wendy n.

      Praying for your mother a speedy recovery…thanks for all that you do to help all of us stay prepared & organized…it comes in handy when there is an unexpected event/emergency! 

    • Kimberly

      Hey Jenny!  Just wanted to say that I am so thankful that you Mom is okay.  I pray that she will heal quickly.  Thank you for working so hard so that my family and many others can save a ton of money on the grocery bill.  I appreciate you and all you do!  Have a very Merry Christmas! :)    

    • Destiny691966

      I had such an awesome week at Publix, I have got to start a blog of my own so that I can post my storys. I stocked up on pasta, cold medicine,gravy and all the good deals. I spent around $45 but I saved over $200. I love this sight and Jenny you are an angel!

      • Destiny691966

        I forgot to say how sorry I am about your mom and so glad she is ok. I hope you guys have a very Merry christmas and I sooo appreciate you taking the time to put all of this together so that I can get the best deals.

    • Bookbeth1011

      Thanks for reminding us all of what our priorities should be. It is so easy to get caught up in “squeezing every penny” that sometimes we lose the bigger picture. (I have SO been there and done that!!) So glad your mom is going to be OK. Have a merry, merry Christmas!!

    • Yanagreene

      where do u live? i live in nc and we can shop like that , wish to our good Lord we could . any help to help us get started.

    • Ann

      When you use a $5.00 0ff a $25.00 purchase, do you give the coupon before or after the rest of your coupons?

    • Meshell

      Life sure does happen sometimes! I had my Publix list planned out, coupons pulled, etc. I was going to go shopping Friday night. I ended up in the hospital due to an iron deficiency. Sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men…..

    • Suzy

      My Publix shopping trip was GREAT this week!  This is the first time I have EVER saved so much before.  Before sells and coupons it was $158.92 and only spent $69.56.  A savings of $89.36. :)