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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 3/5

on 3.5.2010 at 11:26pm
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We ventured out for quite a few deals this week!

To start I remembered quickly why the travel size freebies at Target aren’t for me.  We spent an hour wandering around trying to find things just leave with 1/3 of what I hoped to find.  I’ll gladly keep sharing the freebies but I’m not spending any more time trying to find them!

Walgreens
Total before sales and coupons: $89.25
Total spent: $19.62
Total Saved: $69.63 or 78%

Unlike Target, this trip went perfectly.  I haven’t shopped in Walgreens in months and was very pleased to leave happy with no difficulties in checking out!

Kroger
Total before sales and coupons: $92.09
Total Spent: $36.88
Total Saved: $55.21 or 59.9%

Target
Total before sales and coupons: $19.44
Total Spent: $8.91
Total Saved: $10.54 or 54%

I got a $5 gift card back and then used that and a bit more to buy a new toaster…  thankfully I don’t count that into our grocery budget!

Weekly Totals
Before sales and coupons: $200.78
Spent: $65.41
Saved: $135.37 or 67.4%

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    • Brandie

      I hear ya Jenny. And besides my Target in my area isn't very coupon friendly when it comes to trial sizes. I have to go get a manager and all sorts of stuff just because the clerk doesn't understand that the coupon doesn't restrict trial sizes.

      but I have found that CVS carries many of the same trial size brands at the same price as Target.

    • stefluvs2sign

      CVS- 1 Schick Quattro razor refill (used $4 off), 4 boxes of A&H 2in1 dryer sheets (BOGO used 2 $1 off and 2 .55 cents off, and 2 CVS brand candy to put me over $20 to use my ECB…total OOP $4.91! and I walked away with $4 ECB ($3 for razor and $1 for bring my own bag!) SO I guess technically I paid 91 CENTS!

    • Melissa

      I got two bags of frozen organic blueberries/ a baggie (about a 1/4 oz wt) bay leaves/ 1lb organic mocha coffee beans/ box organic granola @ Earth Fare for $3.65 today! Woohoo!
      Still have my CVS/Walgreens runs to do tomorrow – snow this week messed up my normal shopping schedule on Tues.

    • kelli

      I went a little bit insane this week at Rite Aid but after SCR, I'll be making a profit.

      Rite Aid
      Total before sales and coupons: $363.01
      Total spent: $57.21*
      Total Saved: $305.80 or 84%
      *I'll be getting $69 from SCR, a $25 gc, and $10.99 MIR, I don't count these until I get them though

      CVS
      Total before sales and coupons: $50.90
      Total spent: $.65
      Total Saved: $50.25 or 98%

      Kroger
      Total before sales and coupons: $14.33
      Total spent: $4.71
      Total Saved: $9.62 or 67%

      Weekly Total
      Total before sales and coupons: $428.24
      Total spent: $62.57
      Total Saved: $365.67

      I got back $15.54 from an MIR this week but my spending was still really high. My goal is to spent about $25/week and no more than $100/month…

      • CaitlynB

        Hey Kelli,
        I love your numbers! I would love to pick your brain and see how you do it!
        Can I email you?
        Thanks, Caitlyn

        • kelli

          sure kellimd82(at)gmail(dot)com

          • gatorash

            Can I email you too? I would love to know how in the world you do that! I think I'm going good when I have $103 saved/ $137 spent.

            • kelli

              sure. I'd love to have people happy to listen about my awesome deals. my fiance never wants to listen.

    • zombiemommy

      Yeah, I just don't like Target or Walmart. Too much hassle and I rarely find what i am looking for.. I think Walgreens is allright, But I just prefer CVS dependability and consistency.

    • I hear ya too Jenny on Target- I could not find the Gillette bodywash that would have been free. Very frustrating!

    • tracycook79

      I got 15 boxes (the largest size) of kellog's cereal and a loaf of bread from bi-lo for 14 and change. i worked it out…..the boxes were originally 3.50-4+ a box. i got them for .83 a box….i'd call that a steal…..

    • ginnyw

      i went to publix yeaterday and spent 60.51. I saved a total of 54.52. I think that's pretty good. I bought a lot that was not onsale, but had coupons for that were about to expire. I feel so blessed everytime I save money. It really helps around this house!

    • jj

      Just when we were down to our last pack of TP, Walgreens had a great deal again! Two Cottonelles, 4 Kotex, 2 Nestle easter candies and 8 boxes of Kleenex for just under $20…that's the kind of week I LOVE at Walgreens.

    • Evie Mandrell

      So happy…starting total at Kroger $55.19 total spent $18.96. I LOVE COUPONS!

    • tinaquinn

      I am trying to print the grocery list from the web site, I am unable to please advise what I need to do Thank you

    • kaseyelisabeth

      JENNY! I would love to know which Walgreens you shop most frequently at?! I live in Columbia, SC and I have trouble using my Register Rewards to buy things that give me Register Rewards! They always tell me that they will not print! Do you know the reason behind this?! I am clueless!

    • Crystal

      I went to Publix today to fill a prescription for my poor daughters ear :) We were walking around waiting and I found a B1G1 Purex Coupon (it expires today and I guess nobody wanted it). I went to Walgreens at scored to free bottles :) Today got a whole lot better.

    • kelli

      sure. I'd love to have people happy to listen about my awesome deals. my fiance never wants to listen.

    • kaseyelisabeth

      JENNY! I would love to know which Walgreens you shop most frequently at?! I live in Columbia, SC and I have trouble using my Register Rewards to buy things that give me Register Rewards! They always tell me that they will not print! Do you know the reason behind this?! I am clueless!

    • Crystal

      I went to Publix today to fill a prescription for my poor daughters ear :) We were walking around waiting and I found a B1G1 Purex Coupon (it expires today and I guess nobody wanted it). I went to Walgreens at scored to free bottles :) Today got a whole lot better.