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Friday Finals 3/12

on 3.13.2010 at 12:08am
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After our great trip to Rite Aid this week, we didn’t venture out for much else.  I grabbed cheap strawberries at Publix and a few other items but that was it for our week.

Rite Aid
Total before coupons, and rebates: $88.24
Total Spent after rebates:  $1.53 profit!!

Publix
Total before sales and coupons: $66.14
Total Spent: $19.40
Total Saved: $46.74 or 70.6%

Weekly Totals
Before sales and coupons: $154.38
Spent: $17.87
Saved: $136.51 or 88.4%

How did you do this week leave a comment or link to your savings post.

    • Amy

      Wow that's awesome! I forget exact cents but I got about $90 worth of merchandise at Rite Aid. Paid $32 up front and am getting back $21!
      Then at Food Lion I got just over $45 worth of merchandise for $25. I'm still learning but getting better!

      • Amy J.

        sounds like you are doing very well :-)

    • Jenny,
      Thanks for doing this and everything you have done spreading the word on how to coupon.

      Mark
      http://www.FrugalFloridian.com
      Living Better on Less in Florida

    • Amy J.

      Not my best week at CVS (looking forward to the deo deal this Sunday tho'!) but this definitely was my best Kroger week ever!
      There was a manager's special at my Kroger on Crest White Strips….wooo hooo! I got three boxes for $5.08 after sale price and Q's!
      I definitely want to see my percentage saved be better, but i'm working on it and guess i did fairly well for someone who's only been at this for about 10 weeks :-)
      Here's my finals for this week:

      CVS (2 trips)
      total before Q's and EB's $45.64
      total spent OOP: $9.79
      EB's recvd / use next week: $7.00
      total after EB's $2.79
      Saved: 78.5%

      Kroger (2 trips this week)
      total before sales and Q's: $201.01
      total spent: $40.29
      Saved: 80%

      Weekly totals
      before sales and coupons: $246.65
      spent: $50.08
      saved: $196.57 or 79.7%

    • savingspam

      Before any sales/coupons, my total grocery bill was almost $226…after ad matches, coupons and ECB, my out of pocket was only $78.62.

    • Thanks to you and your awesome site, I just linked up my week at CVS. Less than $2 OOP; $31.27 in product and $9.00 ECB's to roll :)

      Thanks for all the work you put into this site.

    • Anonymous

      My coupon post this week is about ~when things go awry in couponland~

      http://quidquidquidquid.blogspot.com/2010/03/when-couponing-gets-real.html#comments

    • Anonymous

      My coupon post this week is about ~when things go awry in couponland~

      http://quidquidquidquid.blogspot.com/2010/03/when-couponing-gets-real.html#comments

    • SCShopper

      Thanks, Jenny, for the heads up on the Tide and Downy at Publix!! Here's what I did:
      Tide $15.99 less $1 coupon (from P&G insert)
      Downy $8.99 less $1 coupon (picked up at the store)
      Tide Stain Release $3.99 less in-store coupon — get one free = 0
      Tide Stain Release $3.99 less coupon P&G insert (buy Tide and get Stain Release FREE
      Less $8 coupon from Publix for buying Tide, Downy and Stain Release
      Total spent: $14.98 for $32.96 worth of laundry cleaning supplies PLUS
      I now have $32.96 toward the $50 needed for the $100 worth of coupons from P&G from P&G insert)

    • MelDrop

      Before Coupons: $120
      After Coupons: $23
      Total Saved: $97 or 81%

      Rite Aid:
      Before Coupons: $35
      After Coupons: $21
      After Rebates: $5
      Total Savings: $30 or 86%

      Oh yeaaaaahhhhh! :-D

    • smile70s

      A small victory – went to CVS with 2 $2 coupons for the OralB CrossAction toothbrushes (from my dentist!). Bought 2 toothbrushes, got back $8 ECB, bought two gallons of milk and some half n' half and only paid $.58 for them with the ECB! Had to grin at the look on the face of the man behind me when the cashier said, “$.58 please.” hee hee
      Could have done better, but didn't have the time this week – but you still can't beat two free toothbrushes and a free gallon of milk!

    • allison07

      My family and I went to Bi-Lo yesterday and our total was $66.14. After using our bonus card and coupons, we ONLY paid $6.46. My husband and I were so excited.

    • I think I may need to explore Rite Aid more!

      • kelli

        Rite Aid is great!!! I didn't start shopping there until December of last year and I really wish I had started sooner. Some weeks aren't great but the awesome thing about Rite Aid is that you don't have to go shopping if you don't want/need anything that week… Unlike with CVS and Wags, where the rewards have to be spent in the store and expire and sometimes you end up buying something that you don't need or want because it's a good deal and you can roll your ecbs/rrs, at Rite Aid – you get a check in the mail. A real check that you can put in your bank.

    • My Publix trip on 3/8 I saved $334.62 and actually got paid back 9.59 on publix gift card, so, I had 0% paid OOP…………….and a $9.59 start on my next trip. I LOVE Publix!!

    • psl

      This is my 2nd trip using coupons. $223 for $102. What day of the week do you all shop? Just curious as some things were out of stock and I had to get rain checks.

      • Amy J.

        I shop CVS on Sunday morning, because the sales start on Sunday in my area. I normally do my Kroger trip on Monday mornings (sales start Sunday there as well).
        Hope this helps.
        I know a lot of folks do CVS on Saturday nights b/c most CVS stores you can get the prior week's deals and the sale deals that start on Sundays that night b/c they're switching everything in the system. you'll have to check your local CVS to see if they do the same.

        It really depends on your area, what stores you shop and what day of the week your stores start their sales.

    • Laurie

      This isn't a regular Friday Find but I found a new Huggies code.
      NSRXJKKRKFMHGZH

    • Anonymous
    • Angela P

      Shaw's Grocery Store: Got over $400 for around $70

      Rite Aid: Got close to $200 for about a $1 profit after rebates!

      Like they say @ McD's…. I'm Lovin' it!

    • kelli

      I've been sick but still managed to do some pretty good damage this week. :)

      CVS
      Total before sales and coupons: $95.96
      Total Spent: $4.11 but I got $4.18 on a gift card for returning a CVS brand item I didn't like
      Total Saved: $96.03 or 100%
      ECBs spent: $30.49
      ECBs earned: $35.98, $5.49 profit

      Rite Aid
      Total before sales and coupons: $142.60
      Total Spent: $5.58
      Total Saved: $137.02 or 96%
      SCR earned: $7, $1.42 profit

      Walmart
      Total before coupons: $9.99
      Total Spent: $3.99
      Total Saved: $6 or 60%

      Food Lion
      Total before sales and coupons: $5.63
      Total Spent: $.84
      Total Saved: $4.79 or 85%

      Target: I returned a few things and got back $20.84 on a gift card!

      Weekly total
      Total before sales and coupons: $239.66
      Total Spent: $10.41, $3.41 after SCR
      Total Saved: $236.25 or 98%

    • DKelleycoupons

      At CVS I spent $67.10…saved $108.68…that's a 62% savings!
      **(I was able to send off for the P&G Year of Saving book at CVS alone!!!)
      At Walgreens I spent $16.07…saved $27.20…that's a 59% savings!
      At Target I spent $75.80…saved $24…that's a 33% savings!
      **So let's review…I spent $158.97…saved $159.88…that's a total of 50% savings!!!
      This is my first week couponing and I have to say that I'm LOVING it!

    • Amber in SC

      I went to CVS and did two transactions and came out really ahead. :) I ended up spending $4.69 OOP after tax and got $12 ECBs back!!! So excited! I got 2 toothbrushes, 2 dawn dish soaps, 4 stayfree pad packages, 1 nivea lip care, and one carton cadbury eggs.

    • CouponNERD

      Wow! We are all having a great week!
      I spent $28, saved $49.86 at Publix today. Then, went to Bi-Lo and spent $30.74, saved $52.97 and earned $.05 off per gallon!
      Stocked up on meat at Kroger too, saving 40%. Did the Fiber One Bars catalina deal too.
      We are pretty well stocked in the pantry and freezer now!
      Oh, and an added bonus, I met Jenny this week at a MOPS group! <grin>
      Thanks for everything you do! Couldn't save this much without your wonderful lists and tips!

    • JCourtneyS

      So. this was my first week ( I went to Jenny's workshop this past Monday) and I decided to try the CVSing thing and it was fabulous!!!!!! I still have to figure out how to spend pennies, but still I did well. Spent $9.71 and saved $48.61. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JCourtneyS

      So. this was my first week ( I went to Jenny's workshop this past Monday) and I decided to try the CVSing thing and it was fabulous!!!!!! I still have to figure out how to spend pennies, but still I did well. Spent $9.71 and saved $48.61. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kelli

      Rite Aid is great!!! I didn't start shopping there until December of last year and I really wish I had started sooner. Some weeks aren't great but the awesome thing about Rite Aid is that you don't have to go shopping if you don't want/need anything that week… Unlike with CVS and Wags, where the rewards have to be spent in the store and expire and sometimes you end up buying something that you don't need or want because it's a good deal and you can roll your ecbs/rrs, at Rite Aid – you get a check in the mail. A real check that you can put in your bank.