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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: 3/2

on 3.2.2012 at 5:51pm
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I had a big time this week, and made two trips.  We went to Kroger and Publix on the same night, things started off rocky in Kroger… I seriously don’t like having to argue their coupon policy when it is taped to the register and she is obviously not following it.  The cashier would not budge, I was only allowed one printable coupon period even though I read the handy in-aisle coupon policy 5 times that stated “Limit 2 print at home coupons per manufacturer”.  How we took the “limit 2” to mean one total I’ll never know.  It’s cool I sent a tweet and an email to corporate from the line and went on without some of the items in my buggy.

I share all of this not to complain, but so that you realize this happens to everyone.  From those of us that help stores create coupon policies to those that are brand new.  You can fight all you want, but sometimes it’s best to just leave the items and go home.  Enlist the manager if you can, or for me plan to discuss it when you have more time on another day.

I’m thankful that I continued on to Publix that night, because it really is where shopping is a pleasure.  Every coupon went through just fine and I had a small cheerleading squad by the end of the transaction with everyone excited at the savings.  That’s what couponing should feel like!

So how did we do?

Kroger
Total before sales & coupons: $125.09
Total Spent: $52.45
Total Saved: $72.64 or 58%

Hitting anything over 50% at Kroger is a good day.  This trip included pineapple, cantaloupe, potatoes, and squash & zucchini.  I also left with $6 in catalina coupons off my next purchase, which I promptly used at Publix.

Publix
Total before sales & coupons: $155.46
Total Spent: $41.80
Total Saved: $112.66 or 72%

We grabbed a lot of the great deals in the new Yellow advantage flyer and also the money maker on vitamins (I found Melatonin 120 ct for $3.99 which made it a 51¢ money maker after coupons).

Our goal is always $50 per week, so this was using last weeks budget (we didn’t go shopping) along with this week.  Even with two trips we are still slightly under budget which always works for me!

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