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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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Today is Saturday.  That would mean that yesterday was Friday.  So, I am late on sharing finals…

I’ve been at a blogging conference in Texas hanging out with tons of awesome women (and babies) and honestly forgot that yesterday was Friday.  I also forgot to call home until midnight and probably skipped a meal or too as well.

We did go shopping this week.  I hit Bi-Lo and Publix and had a great week! Our Bi-Lo trip was solely just to grab Toaster Strudels that were on sale for $1 before coupons, so basically pennies after coupons.  I also grabbed a good amount of produce and some ground turkey while we were there.

Bi-Lo:
Total before sales and coupons: $71.08
Total Spent: $23.18
Total Saved: $47.90 or 67.3%

Publix was a longer trip to get a number of the BOGO deals that had coupons.  We went over budget, but after not shopping last week I wasn’t surprised.

Publix:
Total before sales and coupons: $186.89
Total Spent: $72.55
Total Saved: $114.34 or 61%

In the end we came in under $100 which what was in the grocery budget for the last few weeks.  This included milk, orange juice, bread, a beef roast, turkey, potatoes, strawberries, grapes, carrots, eggs and more.  Of everything we bought I think the eggs were the most painful.  Owning chicks now makes me want them to instantly lay eggs…  I think it’s going to be a long 4 months until they live up to my expectations.

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



    • Katie B.

      I understand about the eggs :) We got 2, 8mos old red star hens from a local farmer in August because I knew I couldn’t wait for them to start producing. They have been great, and we get eggs everyday. Though 12-14 eggs a week for a family of 5 is not enough, so we decided to raise chicks from Tractor Supply this year. We brought home 3 red stars, 1 black jersey giant, and 2 white leghorns. So far so good. I did buy 3 dozen white eggs this week for egg dyeing, but other than that, I’ve only had to buy eggs 2x since August! It’s well worth it, the fresh eggs are amazing! Good luck!

      • me

        wow where do you live? because here in bluffton sc .there was a lady who went to the court because she has one, only one hen as a pet and the neighbors complaint too much that they had to take to the court get rid of the hen it was so funny imagine if a person have 7 hens to produce egg?

        • Katie B.

          we are in Charleston, SC. We live in the middle of suburbia with tiny backyards. We converted my kids playhouse into a coop. I think the city limit is 3 hens, so we will probably keep 2 of the babies and give the others to our friends who free range their chickens on 4acres just up the road in Summerville. We’ve had no complaints at all. the hens are really quiet, less noise than a barking dog.

    • sassy

      does these chicks really grow? I heard that they died before the reach the adulthood! let us know