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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 4/27

on 4.27.2012 at 9:24pm
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When I tell folks that to get better at saving they need to shop every week many of them panic.  They envision their huge monthly shopping trip happening every week.  While you do need to try to shop every week (especially if you only want to follow one stores sales), these really aren’t big trips once you’ve been doing this a while.

This week for us is a great example.  It was a peanut butter, and bread week.  Our house doesn’t run without peanut butter and we actually finished off the last container while it was B1G1 at Publix.  There weren’t any coupons, so coupon or no coupon we grabbed 6 containers (the small 16 oz size mind you).

Publix:
Total before sales and coupons: $23.51
Total Spent: $12.46
Total Saved: $11.05 or 47%

Don’t worry we ate other things too, this was just all we needed.

We also got week two of our summer produce box from our CSA farm, so we had fresh collards, squash, zucchini, cabbage, onions, strawberries and more this week.  I am loving this as much as last year because it forces us to eat a number of vegetables each night for dinner just so we can finish the box in time to get the next box!  Lately we have started skipping starches just to make room on the plate for more veggies!!

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



    • Mzlinzy

      I agree. Recently we experienced illnesses in the family, one after the other. Then I had to be out of commission for a few weeks with surgery and recovery. It was nice having my stockpile. I was set. It got me through about six weeks with no income. Only had to get hubby to grab bread, milk, and other simple items on his way home from work. Now having to rebuild my stockpile. Experienced sticker shock first  trip out- needed so much and not all on sale or had coupons; had been a while since I HAD to pay retail for some things…

      • Faerybreath

        So glad to hear you’re out and about again.  And, how awesome that you had all that stuff saved for an emergency!  Kudos!

    • Linda

      Have to coupon again, after seeing such great savings

    • Linda

      Have to coupon again, after seeing such great savings

    • Padawanlearner

      K-Mart deal: 3 packs of 12 rolls Cottonelle Toilet Paper – total cost $12.57!  This ends Saturday, so get yours while you can!

      Florence Rite- Aid had their store brand fabric softener on sale for .99 for a 64 ounce bottle!  I picked up 4, leaving some for others.  Went in to price the Purex kind, and found this deal instead!

      Harris Teeter deals: 5 packs shredded cheese for $1.10 each, 5 packs Jose Ole Mexican taquitos for less than $2.00 each, and a great price on the meal deal – $5 for chicken, tortillas, cheese (part of the 5 pack deal, too), and sour cream. 

      I haven’t done so well in awhile, especially all in one shopping trip, so I’m feeling good this week!  Can’t wait for CVS to come out with a good ad – they haven’t had much lately.

    • Padawanlearner

      K-Mart deal: 3 packs of 12 rolls Cottonelle Toilet Paper – total cost $12.57!  This ends Saturday, so get yours while you can!

      Florence Rite- Aid had their store brand fabric softener on sale for .99 for a 64 ounce bottle!  I picked up 4, leaving some for others.  Went in to price the Purex kind, and found this deal instead!

      Harris Teeter deals: 5 packs shredded cheese for $1.10 each, 5 packs Jose Ole Mexican taquitos for less than $2.00 each, and a great price on the meal deal – $5 for chicken, tortillas, cheese (part of the 5 pack deal, too), and sour cream. 

      I haven’t done so well in awhile, especially all in one shopping trip, so I’m feeling good this week!  Can’t wait for CVS to come out with a good ad – they haven’t had much lately.

    • sissy

      Wow Jenny, I don’t know how you pass up ALL the wonderful deals your post. Don’t you think, we should try this. Or the veggies at Publix are just too good to pass up?
      Doesn’t seem like I will ever get there, my people EAT SO MUCH!!

    • CindyJan

      I live in th Port Richey area of Florida. We have 3 supermarkets in our area,WinnDixie ,Publix, an Sweetbay. I can find things for Publix, but not for Winn Dixie or Sweetbay an none of the stores do double coupons, you can only get double  or should I say 50cents extra  on each coupon  not over a dollar at K-Mart if you belong to there saving club an spend $25 each time you shop. Can any one tell me were I can find coupons a deals for these stores,WinnDixie an Sweetbay? Also the ones on line give all these different coupon books for Publix, the only ones they have at the Publix here are the yellow one, which was in this sundays paper ,an the green ones for things like vitiames an drugs item ,I have asked at the Publix an they say they are the only ones they have. Were do you get the other ones they talk about on the different sites for Publix? thanks Cindy

      • guest

        im in your area..the other booklets are usually found on a cardboard stand in the front of the store or somewhere thru out..but I must say they go very quickly. Also Winn-Dixie is super over priced and (I find) not worth shopping at..They will only take mq or their store coupon..Sweetbay however WILL take Publix q and you can stack it with a mq. Sweetbay also puts out their own booklet every now and then! As far as doubling..yea FL doesnt do that!

    • Mich

      Another proud couponing trip  234.88 retail, final total 8.07 for a 97% savings. Yay!2 boxes cap’Ncrunch, 13 pepsi 2L, 13 4lb bags of purina dogfood, 1 dayquil, 2 tena pads, 1 puffs kleenex cube, 8 Jose Ole taquitos, 5 lbs vidalia onions, 4 pints of whole fruite sorbet, 6 sundown viatmins, 3 french’s spicey mustard, 2 Pepperidge farm swirl bread, 1 dz eggs, 10 silk choc milk,
      Love shopping at Publix and thanks to Southernsavers for helping me learn how to do this!