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Friday Finals 6/25

on 6.25.2010 at 10:23pm
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We had a wild week of shopping!!  Made it Kroger, Publix and Walgreens.  I have to say I was shocked that my Walgreens still had most of the freebies in stock on Wednesday.  I tend to never stop by there if I can’t make it on Sunday, so it was very fun to find all the deals when I completely didn’t expect it.

First the winner of the 4 hour coupon giveaway:  mreaton09@

Kroger:
Total before sales and coupons: $197.55
Total Spent: $88.14
Total Saved: $109.41

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Publix:
Total before sales and coupons: $232.61
Total Spent: $85.00
Total Saved: $147.61

Walgreens:
Total before sales and coupons: $21.97
Total Spent: $5.15
Total Saved: $16.82

Weekly Total:
Before Sales: $430.16
Spent: $178.29
Total Saved: $251.81

I know this is WAY more than we ever spend a week, but if you haven’t noticed shopping has taken a side seat for me lately and our cupboards were bare.  It was time to do some serious stockpiling again.  So now we are back up to speed.  I’ve also spent the week really focusing on only the healthy options and even trying a few off sale items (shh don’t tell).

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

    • Anonymous

      Had two Kroger trips for pasta, fruit snacks, goldfish. Saved $46.52, OOP $7.32
      Publix for apple sauce, marinade, a couple other items. Saved $17.42, OOP $4.61

      Biggest expense for us has been produce, about $40/week for fruits and veggies. Trying new service (in N Atlanta area) http://www.farmersmarketbaskets.com/index.html that has a lot of fresh produce for $18. We’ll see….

    • kelli

      CVS
      before sales/coupons: $51.46
      oop: $1.17
      saved: $50.46 or 98%

      Walgreens
      before sales/coupons: $42.16
      oop: $5.36
      saved: $36.80 or 87%

      Rite Aid
      before sales/coupons: $344.15
      oop: $26.61
      saved: $317.54 or 92% (more than 100% after scr and up+)
      scr earned: $47
      up+ remaining: $27 (wouldn't normally count this but this is the first week I've bought anything that gave up+)
      net cost: -$47.39

      Food Lion
      before coupons/sales: $101.37
      oop: $18.41
      saved: $82.96 or 82%

      Kroger
      before sales/coupons: $22.37
      oop: $5.13
      saved: $17.24 or 77%

      • kelli

        weekly total
        before sales/coupons: $561.51
        oop: $56.68
        saved: $504.51 or 90%
        I also received $40 in rebates this week, net spending after scr and mirs is negative. :)

    • BrilliantMoms

      9 gallons of milk for $2.23!

      • LauraE

        How? Please share the details. My kids go through milk like it's going out of style!

        • kelli

          I'd love to know how as well. we don't drink that much milk but for that cheep, we might. :)

          • BrilliantMoms

            I bought 9 gallons of milk on sale for $2.47 = $22.23 and used a $20 money off coupon (see post)

        • Anonymous

          I bought 9 gallons of milk on sale for $2.47 = $22.23 and used a $20 money off coupon (see post) http://brilliantmoms.blogspot.com/2010/06/cheap-milk.html

    • Wheaty01

      Publix- Spent $84.10 and saved $175 and left with 2 buggies.

    • You still saved a ton! Yeah, healthier food is expensive, but sometimes you just have to do it. I've had to really change my diet in the past month (I have anemia, and it was very severe when I was diagnosed), so I have to have fresh fruits and veggies, on sale or not. But I don't feel bad about it because I figure I save enough on toiletries, household items, and other foods to justify it :).

      • macboy

        I am on a low-carb diet (by choice), so I don't save as much as others on here in the food department. However, my personal care budget for July is going to be like $0 because of a CVS trip I had this month.

    • Couponnicki

      3 HT super double trips this week
      Saved $119.89
      Spent $56.42

      Very happy with this week. Was able to donate several items to missionaries. Such a blessing! Saving money and donating free items. Who could ask for anything more?

    • sonyapell

      Question… Do the Wags in-ad Q's count towards your coupon total? And if they do, do they count for each use? For example, I have a coupon I got in the mail from them for Tuf Paper Towels 2/$1 with a limit of 4. To buy 8 packs, would I have to get 3 fillers, or none?

      • kelli

        I'm pretty sure that in-ad coupons do not count towards the coupon count. I'm still newish to walgreens though, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

    • Angela

      I spent $130 at Publix and saved $135!! How awesome is that?? My husband birthday is tomorrow, and because July 4 is right around the corner, the Publix deals were a perfect fit for the party!! Thanks Jenny.

    • Sarahann

      How do you guys do this? I try real hard to use coupons and shop what is on sale but don't save like you guys! I will take any help I can get!

      • macboy

        Go to the “getting started” guides at the top of this page.

    • Struckdeals

      So much of this looks great, but can I make a suggestion? PLEASE do not include ECB or RR on the beginning and the end of transactions. For example, if you bought the diapers at CVS and used ECB from a previous week, don't list the $10 ECB at the end and take both off the toal. The ECB from previous weeks were probably already listed as “money back” so unless your store doubles ECB, neither should you. ECB or RR are not really cash, you HAVE to go back and spend it, so you don't really make a profit.

      Sorry to be a complainer, I'm not trying to be. I'm just a math teacher and noticing something. I know so many are saving so much but lets do the math right!

      • Jessica

        Who was listing them at the end and the beginning??

      • Amy

        Yep I have noticed that too and am also a Math teacher. If you go to CVS and pay $6 and get $5 back in ECB that is not $1 OOP. You spent $6 in real money regardless of how you look at it. You are exactly right, you have to go back and spend it and you don't make a profit.

    • sfeeback

      Great trip to Bloom's this week (super doubles there)
      2 lbs Butterball Ground Turkey ($1.99/lb : had two $0.75 off coupons)
      2 8oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese ($1.50 each : had two $1.00 coupons)
      2 Bordon's SIngles Sensations ($1.99 each : Had two $1.00 coupons)

      Total Cost – $0.52!!

      No lie, that's what it cost.
      The Bordon's Singles were free after coupon.
      The ground turkey cost $0.49 per pound after coupon.
      The cream cheese was on sale for $1.50, but is normally $1.79. When they doubled my $1.00 coupons, they gave me the full price ($1.79) off rather than the sale price ($1.50), so it was almost like the good ole days of overage!!

    • Shannon

      I am not as talented as you yet……but, I spent 59 bucks at Publix this week and saved over 46! Not bad for me! n Also, at Kroger I spent 37 dollars on meat and produce. I have enough meat for 8 meals, not quite as much for produce but still did very well. I can't believe how much I saved this week and I have a full refrigerator full of fresh vegetables and meats!

    • Chrystalm

      Thank you for your Friday wrap ups, there seems to always be something I missed during the week and I look at others blogs and have to make another trip. I love this site and it has helped me save a lot of money. :) Thank you for all you do!!!

    • Awbeare

      On my two trips to Harris Teeter, to participate in Super Doubles, I managed to spend $89.69 and saved $162.66 … This is my best shopping trip so far! And I even got 5 12 packs of pepsi products each time since they were buy 2 get 3 free!

    • Awbeare

      On my two trips to Harris Teeter, to participate in Super Doubles, I managed to spend $89.69 and saved $162.66 … This is my best shopping trip so far! And I even got 5 12 packs of pepsi products each time since they were buy 2 get 3 free!

    • Amy

      Yep I have noticed that too and am also a Math teacher. If you go to CVS and pay $6 and get $5 back in ECB that is not $1 OOP. You spent $6 in real money regardless of how you look at it. You are exactly right, you have to go back and spend it and you don't make a profit.