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  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • 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 6/04

on 6.5.2010 at 12:27am
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This week I made it out to Kroger, Walgreens and CVS.  I won’t say that it was an amazing week but we at least made it to the store to attempt some deals.

Kroger:
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $68.12
Total Spent: $27.44
Total Saved: $40.68

Walgreens:
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $19.06
Total Spent: $8.07

(I ran in only to test the Neutrogena money maker.  We never make it back before RR expire so I used the $10 right away on some paper towels that we needed.  I love free paper towels.)

CVS
Total Before Sales and Coupons: $9.99
Total Spent: $5.99
Total Saved: $4
ECB Remaining: $2

(This time we were testing a diaper deal that someone sent, but it didn’t work…)

Weekly Totals:
Before Sales and Coupons: $97.17
Total Spent: $41.50
Total Saved: $55.67

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link below.

    • Michelle

      We went to Publix (I just love Publix!!) My total before coupons was $156+. I handed the most wonderful cashier my coupons, and I paid $36+!! YAY!!

    • AshleyQ

      Kroger:
      Cost – $35.52, oop – $7.06, saving $28.46 (80%)

      CVS:
      Cost – $37.25, oop – $4.56, saving $32.69 (88%)

      RiteAid:
      Cost – $93.72, oop – $9.14, saving $84.58 (90%) and $15 SCRs coming back

      Publix:
      Cost – $88.05, oop – $13.54, saving $72.58 (82%)

      TOTAL:
      Cost – 254.54, oop $34.30, saving $220.24 (87%)
      And $15 back in rebates coming

    • kelli

      I haven't been shopping all that much the last few weeks.

      Walgreens – I'm still learning Walgreens
      before coupons: $82.22
      oop: $7.74
      saved: $74.48 or 90%
      started with $11 RRs and ended with $24
      sending in $9 in rebates

      CVS
      before coupons: $47.69
      oop: $.90
      saved: $46.79 or 98%
      I had a lot of extra bucks expiring, so I used up $15 that I didn't get back

      Rite Aid
      before coupons: $66.36
      oop: $3.36
      saved: $63 or 95%
      no SCR this week but almost everything I bought was towards the $25 skin rebate

      Walmart – I bought a 20 lb bag of Mahatma rice because buying the smaller bags in my area was more expensive
      before coupons: $27.52
      oop: $3.36
      saved: $9 or 33%
      sending in for $6.84 in rebates

      Weekly totals
      before coupons:$223.79
      oop: $30.52
      saved: $193.27 or 88%

      and I got back $16.48 in rebates this week

      • kelli

        Correction on Walmart. OOP was $18.52

      • kelli

        Somehow I totally forgot to add Kroger to my list. I used some coupons for free items that were expiring, including the march madness coupons that were loaded on my card that I kept forgetting to use.

        before coupons: $25.28
        oop: $.27
        saved: $25.01 or 99%

        updated weekly total
        before coupons:$249.07
        oop: $30.79
        saved: $218.28 or 88% (above should've been 86%)

    • anna

      I have a question about the register rewards. I was thinking since they are catalina printed maybe kroger would accept them since they are manufacturer coupons. I went in there and the cashier at kroger accepted them. Is this just a one time thing or will they always accept them?

    • emily

      hey guys — if y'all remember from several weeks ago, CVS was doing the $15 ECBs on the Bayer Breeze Meter. I bought the meter for $19.99 (didn't have a coupon) and received the $15 ECBs (I also used a $10 off $40 coupon with other items added in there). what i am excited about is i just received my Bayer rebate in the mail… for $19.99 !!! So I ended up making $15 off this offer – my 1st big moneymaker! yay!

      • Kendall

        I didn't even think to check mine for a rebate, but I just did and there was nothing :( Do you think it was just some boxes that contained rebates? All mine had was $20 off co-pay for 100 ct test strips I think it says.

        I just did some quick research and saw that people who use coupons get rejected on the rebate.

    • leslie

      I was in my Publix yesterday and the cashier told me that if you get your balance to go below zero with your coupons that they will actually give you the money back! She said she had done it before herself and got $10 back and had some others that would usually get $20 or $30 back. I am new to SS and have never seen that on here so didn't know if it was just my store or if they all did this.

      • anna

        Jenny says not to do that. we should not make our grocery store pay us to shop so they will not stop taking coupons and giving store coupons. you should put items to fill up you overage its free anyway.

    • joy

      I have a question about coupons….When I have a buy 2 get 1.50 off 2 items coupon does that mean I can ONLY use ONE coupon for those two items, or can I use 2 of those same coupons. For instance if I have 2 buy 2 get 1.50 off cereal coupons can I just buy two cereals and use those 2 coupons for a savings of 3.00 for 2 boxes of cereal? Or do I have to use those 2 coupons on 4 boxes of cereal? I am confused about coupons where you have to buy 2 of something. I know I can stack coupons on those as well.thanks!

      • Erin

        $1.50/2 means you HAVE to buy 2. If you had a B1G1 you could buy 3, therefore 1 would be free and then $1.50 off the other 2.

    • PSD

      What are ECB's (CVS)

    • Sharon

      CVS ROCKS !
      Yesterday, I made a trip to CVS based in error on the 06/06 ad, rather than the 5/30 ad. Once there, I had to make some quick decisions as to what I would purchase. I think I made out like a bandit! Here's how I fared.
      Off Clip-On Bought 4 on sale for $7.99 ea. = $31.96
      (2) B1G1 Free coupons – $15.98
      (4) CVS $3.00 on Off Clip-On products – $12.00
      (2) $2.00 Off Clip-Ons coupons – $ 4.00
      Final cost : -.02

      Off Clip-On Refills Bought 3 on sale for $4.99 ea. = $14.97
      (3) CVS $3.00 off of Off Clip-On products – $ 9.00
      (3) $1.00 off Clip-On Refills – $ 3.00
      Final cost: $.99 ea.

      Lysol Freshmatic Starter Kit – Regular $13.99 on sale for $5.99 ea.
      Bought 3 @ 5.99 = $17.97 Used (3) $4.00 off coupons Final cost: $5.97 for 3 !

      Then, at check-out, I received a $5.00 off of anything coupon!

      Deals galore this week as well. Combine your coupons with the sale prices, and you will make money on some items!

    • Becflower

      Total for the day for CVS and Family Dollar-138.71

      After sales and Coupons i paid- $43.98

    • Erin

      $1.50/2 means you HAVE to buy 2. If you had a B1G1 you could buy 3, therefore 1 would be free and then $1.50 off the other 2.

    • Kendall

      I didn't even think to check mine for a rebate, but I just did and there was nothing :( Do you think it was just some boxes that contained rebates? All mine had was $20 off co-pay for 100 ct test strips I think it says.

      I just did some quick research and saw that people who use coupons get rejected on the rebate.