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Friday Finals 2/…

on 2.26.2010 at 11:01pm
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I really feel like I have no idea what day it is!  We did little tiny shopping trips this week for a few things here and there.  I have everything ready for a big trip to Publix, Kroger and CVS next week.  I can’t wait to feel like I actually shopped again!!

Kroger
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $28.45
Total Spent: $12.50
Total Saved: $15.95 or 56%

CVS
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $15.98
Total Spent: $3.14
Total Saved: $12.84 or 80%

Publix
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $15.97
Total Spent: $7.99
Total Saved: $7.98 or 49.9%

This was one of those trips that you dread.  It’s 10:30 at night and your husband calls you on your way home to say he just used the last diaper you brought on your out of town trip.  The only store open was Publix.  To make the trip less painful I used my Free Oreo Cookie Coupons that came from signing up on Facebook.    At least I got to feel like I saved 50% when really I grabbed house brand diapers and saved nothing on them.  I don’t like having to pay for diapers…

Weekly Totals
Before Sales and Coupons:  $60.40
Spent: $23.63
Saved: $36.77 or 60.8%

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

    • bekaloo

      Wow! A Publix open at 11:30 — our store closes at 10!

    • I blogged this week about getting the most out of special promotions like this week’s Viva Italia sale. I hope it will be helpful as we all look forward to the new Kroger sale!

      http://quidquidquidquid.blogspot.com/2010/02/this-weeks-haul-shopping-special-events.html

    • druthb00

      I saved 44% total for Publix and CVS.
      Total before sales and coupons = $160
      Total Spent = $99
      Total Saved = $71

    • dgram41

      I spent $69.23 out-of-pocket for $182.60 worth of groceries. I saved $59.45 on store sales & $53.92 with coupons. Saved 62%!!

    • Melissa

      Target's diapers are awesome!!! I stopped buying pampers after i tried targets brand! They are the same as pampers i think even better!!! Hold very well, and they are even bigger so u can buy a size smaller to get more diapers!!! Compared to buying a box of pampers at 25.00 or more u can get a box of target diapers for 13.00!!! I have even tried the targets brand tylonol sinus and others and I think it works better than the brand name!!! I so love target!!!

      • who pays $25 for a box of Pampers/ Huggies diapers? You can always get them much cheaper than that if you plan it right… and even if you don't plan very well Rite-Aid usually has them for $19.99.

    • stefluvs2sign

      Trip #1 I bought 16 cans of Green Giant veggies and 5 packs of Buddig lunch meat and a 20 oz Mt. Dew (I was thirsty no coupon :( and paid $3.24 the dang Mt. Dew was 1.39 LOL
      Trip #2 I bought 20 cans of Green Giant veggies and 3 packs of Buddig lunch meat and paid ….are you ready?….35 CENTS!!!!!!!!!!

      On another trip I was able to score 2 of the 4 pack Frusions for 50 cents total so 25 cents a piece…a bought a bunch! Kids were happy as well as the 45 cent Uncrustables

    • stefluvs2sign

      FYI Publix in Florida does not double coupons..I got so excited when I see your breakdown of prices and coupon final prices until I realize the prices are bc coupons have been doubled :(

      • stefluvs2sign

        Oh yeah and Florida doesn't do the Penny item either :(

      • terrianne421

        You can still do really well at Publix even here in FL, My bill before sales/coupons was 103.85 and after sales and coupons I ended up paying $26.49. Althought it would be awesome if Publix in FL DID double coupons, I would end up walking out with everything for free.

        • stefluvs2sign

          Yes I still do very well at Publix I just wanted those that were new to the site to realize the prices listed are usually after they are doubled and unfortunately we don't have that luxury. Agreed I would walk out with stuff for free> Even without doubling one day I got 20 cans of Green Giant veggies and 3 packs of Buddig lunch meat for 35 cents! Another day was 16 cans of veggies and 5 packs of lunch meat for $1.85!

          Today I am going to get the men's Sure deodorant and women's Sure deodorant and before tax my total will be 28 cents!

    • Jenni T

      2 trips to Publix (I forgot my $5 off 20 coupon & had to go back)
      total before sales and coupons: $161.67
      Total paid: $40.06
      Total Savings: $121.61 (my absolute best week, ever!)
      Thanks, Jenny for all you do!

    • kelli

      I didn't do much shopping this week. I kept meaning to go to Rite Aid but I didn't make it, maybe tomorrow. Here are my totals so far.

      CVS
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $67.49
      Total Spent: $1.11 (all tax)
      Total Saved: $66.38 or 98%

      Food Lion
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $20.15
      Total Spent: $3.71
      Total Saved: $16.44 or 81%

      Kroger
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $6.96
      Total Spent: $.09
      Total Saved: $6.87 or 99%

      and I spent $3 on papers this week

      Weekly Total
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $97.60
      Total Spent: $7.91
      Total Saved: $89.69 or 92%

      • kelli

        I did make it to Rite Aid today and I did an amazingly good job! :)

        Total Before Sales and Coupons: $67.88
        Total Spent: $9.30*
        Total Saved: $58.58 or 86%

        * and I'll be getting $18 scr back from this, but I don't count that until I've gotten the money back.

        I forgot to mention that I got $45.54 in rebates back this week. So, my weekly total is really negative. :)

    • Coopun

      Best deal I've made at CVS:
      9 boxes of General Mills Cereal
      3 Clean and Clear face cleansers
      2 bags of Gummy Bears
      1 small bag of M & Ms
      1 Gallon of Milk
      Price before sales and coupons… $65.13 (includes tax)
      Price after sales and coupons…$2.34 (includes tax)
      96% savings!!!!!!

    • mattiehyde

      Publix spent 26.00
      saved 46.00

      Kroger spent 157.00 (got a lot of kroger brands)
      saved 52.00

    • theresasy

      First time Southern Savers shoping trip:

      Spent $84.88
      Saved$73.82

      I wanted to get to 50% savings but I am buying some organic/healthy brands we are brand loyal to…not bad though for a first time.

    • Sorry you had a bad diaper buy there… if it makes u feel any better I had what should have been a big savings day at Publix last week turn into a mediocre 50% savings because I decided to buy some deli meat and cheese.

    • Lost my Publix receipt but it was somewhere around this:

      Spent: $17
      Saved: $17 (50%)

      Winn-Dixie:

      Spent $3.52 (before $1.35 tax)
      Saved: $24.43 (87.4%)

      But to be fair, I did have a $10 in baby rewards at Winn-Dixie that got used on this transaction, plus a free thing of Farm Rich Mozzarella sticks from forever ago that I finally managed to claim (because they did not have them in stock when the deal was going on).

    • Publix shopping trip
      Total before sales and coupons: 197.93
      Total spent: 56.04
      Total saved: 141.89

    • moneysaved4disney

      apparently i need to get better at the cvs-ing. i have only done one trip…and still have my ecb's to use by 3/7/10. it never seems like there is anything on their ad that i need. i may just use my $11 ecb's on a pack of diapers.

    • Dina

      CVS
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $55.03
      Total Spent: $3.37
      Total Saved: $51.66

      WAGS
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $27.54
      Total Spent: $4.37
      Total Saved: $23.17

      Publix
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $66.91
      Total Spent: $8.57
      Total Saved: $58.34

      Target
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $8.16
      Total Spent: $1.16
      Total Saved: $7.00

      Weekly Total
      Total Before Sales and Coupons: $157.64
      Total Spent: $17.47
      Total Saved: $140.17

    • ywardlaw

      Publix/Earth Fare Trip: Spent 95, total value 254 = 63% savings
      Rite Aid Trip: Spent 38.76, total value 102.56 = 62% savings
      CVS Trip: Spent 2.00, total value 50.00 = 97% savings

    • stefluvs2sign

      Yes I still do very well at Publix I just wanted those that were new to the site to realize the prices listed are usually after they are doubled and unfortunately we don't have that luxury. Agreed I would walk out with stuff for free> Even without doubling one day I got 20 cans of Green Giant veggies and 3 packs of Buddig lunch meat for 35 cents! Another day was 16 cans of veggies and 5 packs of lunch meat for $1.85!

      Today I am going to get the men's Sure deodorant and women's Sure deodorant and before tax my total will be 28 cents!

    • ywardlaw

      Publix/Earth Fare Trip: Spent 95, total value 254 = 63% savings
      Rite Aid Trip: Spent 38.76, total value 102.56 = 62% savings
      CVS Trip: Spent 2.00, total value 50.00 = 97% savings